Friday, September 30, 2011

Flying Witch

Hi everyone, today is the last of the Halloween inspiration.  It's Cindy Foster, sharing an embossed card with you.  Hop on over to my blog Cindy's Creations for the full details.

You have until midnight to enter your challenge card for September. Click on the Challenge link above. 

Don't forget to come back tomorrow as we start the Christmas Card Blog Hop with Designer  Karin Adamczyk and her card.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

You Know Halloween Card

Hi all. Wasn't that a fantastic card that Christine posted yesterday! Love learning new techniques.
Today we have a card by Tina Campbell that was inspired by a stamp that was purchased at Micheal's. Now to see the stamp, the inside of the card and the story behind the card you'll have to head to Tina's blog at Tina's Scrap Corner, but first I want to show the front of the card here:

Don't forget to check back tomorrow and see what Cindy Foster has in store for you. Stop by this weekend for an extra special treat as we celebrate World Card Making Day. Oh yeah ... don't forget to stop by Tina's blog to find out about this card. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beware ~~~~~~~

Thanks, Kelly, for that great vintage Halloween card in yesterday's post. Today we have a cute inspiration for you from Christine Patton with lots of die cuts and a cute little Halloween Witch. Do pay her a visit at Creative Genie-ous to see all the details for making this card.

You only have a few more days to get into our challenge for this month. And don't forget to come back tomorrow for more Halloween fun. Our exciting Christmas Card Blog Hop and new challenge start this Saturday, October 1st, to celebrate World Cardmaking Day!! Be sure to plan some time in your schedule so you can join us.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Feeling Wicked?

The theme this week is Halloween. It's that special time of year when there is a crispness in the air and a chill in your spine. You never know what or who is going to pop out and say "Boo!" Today's designer, Kelly George, has made a vintage card just for this spooky, scary, and wicked time of the year...

Complete details on how to make this card can be found on Kelly’s blog at Sassy Scrapper Studio.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back tomorrow and see another one of our fine designers at work.

Monday, September 26, 2011


The Halloween theme continues with a little witch's hat creation. Hi, I am Shirley Ross and I love using die cutting systems. Today's card uses the Silhouette and to find out how I created this card using several images welded together, hop over to my blog, Mom 'n Me Scrap.

Halloween is just around the corner so look for more inspiration throughout the week.

And don't forget to put your own card in for the challenge. There are still a few days left.

Kelly George will be creating your next Halloween inspired card, come back tomorrow to see what ghoulish creation she has in store for us.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Hauntings

Hi again. We're starting off a new week and the theme is Halloween. Wasn't that a cute card yesterday? I'm Tina Campbell here with a card today. This card is based on the masking technique. It's a fun technique and you can find out how I did on my blog at Tina's Scrap Corner

Hope the last few days have been giving you all inspiration to make those Halloween cards and don't forget to put your own card in for the challenge. There are still a few days left.

Come back tomorrow and see what Shirley Ross has in store for you. I'll be here to see.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Going Batty

Today is the last day for this weeks theme of Cats and Bat.  Today's designer, Cindy Foster, has made a card using a Pagemaps sketch.

Complete details on how to make this card can be found on Cindy Foster Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back tomorrow for some Halloween inspiration from Susan Summers.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Top cat

Good day its Adele again bringing you another day at the CADB.

I used a cute little image from bugaboo stamps.

As usual, I coloured him with Copics and gave him some pizazz by glittering his earring and jacket.

top cat

Please visit my blog for more details. Thank you.

Please come back tomorrow when the talented Cindy Foster will show you her creation.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bats and Witches?

Welcome! I hope you have been enjoying this week's theme.  My name is Janet White and my card for you today is what I call clean and simple (CAS). I should call it witches with attitude! Making it was tons of fun!  If you would like to have the supply list and directions you can see them on my blog at Stamping At The White House.

Now I had to give you a sample using this week's theme right? How about a 3 dimensional? Isn't this adorable? He could be filled with so many sweet treats for Halloween. Candy Corn maybe? What a cute teachers gift.

Don't forget that you too can get in on our challenge and win prizes! Be sure to visit the Card a Day Blog every day for more inspiration.  Tomorrow you will see more from Adele Robbetze.  Please check back and leave her some comments.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Trick or Treat

Hello everyone,

The theme this week is Cats and Bats, and since everybody else has been posting about bats, I decided to make a card with a lovely, scary cat.

I have been taking an online class given by Jennifer McGuire named Inspiration Showcase so I decided to use one of the techniques she has been focusing on, which is resist stamping.

If you look in the upper left corner of the card, you can see the word Boo. I did this by using Versamark ink to stamp on to my card base. I then used my Inkssentials foam applicators and Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Shabby Shutters and Dusty Concord) to blend in from the top left and bottom right corners of the card.

I cut the cat shape with my Silhouette after purchasing the shape in the Silhouette store.

I used a Basic Grey rub on to add the words "trick or treat" to the card.

The card base is cut from one of the papers from the Authentique Glowing collection. 
I hope you enjoy this card. Please post your own card in our Challenges section and come back tomorrow for more great ideas!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Note to Say Hello!

Some days it's good to have a card or two to keep in your stash!  This is one of those that I put together just to have on hand for that day when you need a quick card to brighten someone's day!

Yes, I made her a little "out there" with the hair style.  I just felt like she had some trendy pizzazz going for her, and wanted to add that effect in with her hair color!  I colored this gal up when I was making a video on Brunette hair.  Here is that if you want to learn copics a little more, you may find it helpful!

PAPERS:  Detail Blending for stamp base, Scrap papers from Kaiser Craft

INKS:  Copics, Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black, London Fog), Smooch
STAMPS:  The Greeting Farm: Wild Sprout Ebony 
ADHESIVE:  3M Adhesive 
MISC:  EK Success Corner Rounder (to make border), Scrap ribbon, Stamp Phrase unknown, Round It AllRub On Frame (from supplies)
TECHNIQUES: Copic Coloring Techniques

Skin: E50, E51, E53, R12
Shirt:  G12, G14, G24, Gold Smooch
Skirt: G20, G21, G24
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, W10, G16
Headband: Gold Smooch

Scrap On!

Michelle Hessler

Monday, September 19, 2011

Goin' Batty

We're all going batty, and maybe a little catty, here this week.  Vicki had a great card yesterday, didn't she?!  I just love that foil tape.  You're here with Christine Patton today, and I'm so glad to be bringing you my card.  I had a blast making this one.  To paraphrase one of the great lines from a favorite old movie, 'cats and bats and spiders, Oh My!'  I hope you'll visit Creative Genie for the details on this fun creation!

Be sure to get in on our challenge.  We love to give prizes, but more important, we want to see what you come up with.  Whether you use our weekly theme, or come up with your own idea, it's all about fun, creativity and inspiration!

Your Card A Day Blog designer for tomorrow is Kristin Keller.  Be sure to stop by and leave her some love.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bats & Cats

We're revving up the Halloween card ideas this week with our Bats & Cats theme! 

Hi, my name is Vicki Schram and I'm today's designer.  Today's card features an embossed foil tape background (have you played with foil tape yet?!'s so cool!), lots of layered elements, and of course...a bat and cat!  Check out my blog, Paper Squirrel, for full details on how I created this card.

Stop by again tomorrow for more bats and cats inspiration from designer Christine Patton.  Also, don't forget to enter the monthly challenge.  Your entry can feature any of the month's weekly themes and we have a wonderful selection of prizes, so don't miss out!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Giving Thanks

Hello and welcome! My name is Cindy Pointe and I'll be your designer for today. 

This is the final day of this week's theme:  "Giving Thanks" and I have a cute turkey card for you.

I used the following sketch for inspiration:

The turkey diecut was created by me.
If you have an electronic cutter and can use SVGs, I have the file of this turkey on my blog and it will be available free for one week. You can grab it and all the details on how I made the card HERE

Next up is Vicki with the kick off to a new theme: "Cats & Bats". Be sure to check back and don't forget about the monthly Challenge.

All the details can be found on the Challenge page that can be accessed from the menu above. Hope you'll join in!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thankful For You

Hi everyone!  It's Christine, back with you today to bring you another CADB inspiration. Our theme, this week, is 'Giving Thanks.' With Canada's Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, and our US Thanksgiving not far behind, it seems an appropriate time just now to be making those cards.  I've made a fun Autumn banner card for you.  Please visit my  Creative Genie-ous  blog to check out the details.

We'll have one more offering tomorrow to end our week of cards for giving thanks.  I hope you'll come back and take a look.

You still have two weeks to get into our September challenge.  Click on the Challenges link above.

Thanks for joining us today.  We love your comments!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Giving Thanks

Thanks for coming to get some card inspiration! This week’s theme is Giving Thanks.  It is an appropriate theme, with Thanksgiving right around the corner for us Canadians, but also because there is so much to be thankful for.  One of my favorite things is to be able to make a special card to give thanks with, that and being able to use different techniques to make them with.  On this card I microwave dried some flowers from my garden to put on the card! For all the information on the card, visit my blog at Garden's Crafts 'n' More.

Make sure to come back for some more inspiration with a card from Christine!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thank You for Your Friendship

Last year I took a series of card-making classes with Jennifer McGuire at our local scrapbooking store.

There were three classes in total and we made eight cards in each class. The pace was fast and furious. In fact, we had to bring the cards home and finish most of them after the classes because there simply was not enough time to learn all the techniques and finish the cards. Of course, needless to say, I have not finished them yet. This blog will make me finish those cards and this is one of the cards I did not finish in class.

The name of the class was Creativity Kickstart.

This is a 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" square card. The card base is from Hero Arts and we used a Hero Arts text background stamp with light brown ink. Jennifer supplied the resist stamped image on the piece of sticky back canvas, some buttons and hemp.  I used a stamp from my stash for the sentiment.

Jennifer also supplied a standard A2 brown envelope because Square envelopes can be more expensive to mail.

I hope you enjoy this card.  Please visit my blog at for more project ideas.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Birthday!

This is one of the cards I made to have on hand in case I need a birthday card. I saw something similar in a crafting magazine and thought the strips of patterned paper would be a fun look.

I wanted to add a bit of dimension to the elements so I attached some of the stickers from the collection to cardboard I had on hand and cut around the shapes. I used an emery board to smooth out the jagged edges.

I used glue dots to attach the baker's twine to the balloon.

Above is another sticker on cardboard. I used dimensional stickers to attach it to the card. At first, I just attached it straight to the card, but it was a bit lost with all the stripes and patterns around. One of my scrappin' sistas suggested placing a bit of the red polka dot paper behind it to make it pop more. What a great idea Charlene!!


Pattern paper: Happy Day collection by Simple Stories
Card stock: Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up
Other elements were from my stash

Monday, September 12, 2011

Giving Thanks

This week's theme is Giving Thanks and today Shirley Ross is sharing her card. The card uses colors of Fall and shares a thankful sentiment.

Hop on over to Shirley's blog, Mom 'n Me Scrap for more details on this card and to see the inside sentiment.

And come back tomorrow to see our next Giving Thanks card.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Giving Thanks

The theme this week is Giving Thanks. Today’s designer, Cindy Foster, has made a leaf shaped card for the occasion.

Please hop over to Cindy Foster’s Blog for the detail on how this card was made.

Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow to see what our Designer Shirley Ross has in store for you.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Autumn Owl

Hello everyone, I hope your having a great weekend so far. My name is Jill Figley, and it's my turn today to post a card, and here it is.

I just fell in love with this cute little owl, and just had to use him for my card entry. If you'd like to see more details on how I created this card, please visit my blog, Created By Jill. Please come back tomorrow, and see what our next designer, Cindy Foster, has created. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hoot Hoot

Welcome to another day on the Card a Day Blog.

My name is Adele Robbetze

My card features a cute image from Dustin Pike and a sketch from Becky Fleck.


For more details, please visit my blog.

Thank you for visiting!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thanks! It was a Hoot!

I wanted to design a thank you card that gave a hoot by using recycled bits of paper I had stashed away.  It really was a hoot to make! You can read all about it here at my Gardens Crafts "n" More blog.

Come back tomorrow for another dose of inspiration from Adele!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Hootin' Good Time.....

That's what I'm having with this week's theme.  Hi, Christine Patton here with another fun card idea for you to play with.  We've been having a Fall-like nip in the air the last couple of days, and it's started me thinking about Halloween.  I hope my card gives you some inspiration for your upcoming Fall events.

All the details for making this card are on my Creative Genie-ous blog.

I do hope you'll use some of our ideas to participate in our monthly challenges.  WE HAVE PRIZES!!!  And please come back tomorrow for a dose of inspiration from Shelley.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Give A Hoot!

The theme this week is Owls. They can be beautiful, majestic, spooky, or silly. Let’s find our “Inner Owl” and be inspired by these feathered friends to create something we can all hoot about. Okay, enough with this fowl language. Today's designer, Kelly George, has made a card using a sketch from Becky Fleck at Pagemaps.

Complete details on how to make this card can be found on Kelly’s blog, Sassy Scrapper Studio.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back tomorrow and see another one of our fine designers at work.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I hope you're feeling OWL better

I used my Cricut to create this card. The owl was cut from the Just Because Cards cartridge and the branch he is sitting on was cut from the Create a Critter cartridge. 
I love using my Cricut when I need to come up with something quickly, as was the case for this card because I forgot that we had changed themes from Celebrations to Owls. I had made a card and prepared a post with a birthday card, which I will still post because they are always useful, but then I had to come up with a card that worked for the Owl theme in a hurry.

I added some googly eyes and glossy accent to the owl's beak and feet, wrote up a sentiment on some labels cut with Spellbinders dies and my Cuttlebug, cut a border with a Fiskars border punch and nobody would have been any the wiser, except maybe for the owl (ha ha).

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the card. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what another designer comes up with.

Birthday Cards

Now that I am a cardmaker, I find that there is nothing worse than having to quickly make a card just before going out to see someone on their birthday. That's why I like to have lots of birthday cards on hand, ready to give to someone.

Since our theme is still Celebrations, I decided to make another birthday card that I can keep on hand for just the right person.

Full details on how I made this card and the list of items I used are on my ScrapperCreations blog.

Be sure to join in the fun and participate in our challenge.

Come back tomorrow and every day to see more cards!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

OWL Love You Always...........

Well, it's a new week, and our new theme, as you might have guessed from the title, is OWLS.  Today's card is brought to you by our designer, Christine Patton.  It's a great card for an anniversary, but it's also perfect anytime you just want to tell someone you love them.


Please hop over to Christine Patton's Blog to see how this card was made and what supplies you'll need.

So glad you stopped by today.  Tomorrow is a holiday in the USA, but we'll be here with another special card from another one of our terrific designers.


The theme this week is Celebrations. What better way to honor celebrations than with a celebrations card . Today's designer, Shirley Ross, has made a wedding or anniversary card using scraps to create a 3-D cake:

Complete details on how to make this card can be found on Shirley's blog at Mom 'n Me Scrap

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back tomorrow and see another one of our fine designers at work.

Friday, September 2, 2011

It's a Boy!

One of my Scrappin' Sistas had a baby boy this week so I decided to make my first card for the Card a Day Blog a baby card. I am so excited to be part of the Card a Day Blog and I really hope people enjoy it.

Full details on how I made this card and what I used are available on my ScrapperCreations blog.

Please come back tomorrow to see what we have in store for you!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Launch of our Card a Day Blog

We are so excited to launch this blog today. I can't tell you how many hours of work we have put into organizing this blog. We have a wonderful team of designers who will be sharing their beautiful creations with you, but who are also working very hard behind the scenes to inspire each other, collect and organize prizes for our challenges and so much more.

So many great ideas will be shared with you here. We hope that you decide to check our blog out often and join us as a follower.

This month, we will be sharing cards you can use for celebrations, fall, Thanksgiving, cats and bats and Halloween. On October 1 (World Card Making Day), we will launch our Christmas Card Blog Hop that will continue until mid-December. This should help you get the creative juices flowing for your own Christmas cards.

After the Christmas Card Blog Hop, we plan to continue inspiring you all year. With any luck, we will have lots 'n lots of followers, sponsors and designers so we can continue for a very long time.

We do want to offer our followers a chance to participate as well, so we challenge you to follow the weekly theme from Sunday till Monday and at the end of the month there will be random drawn prize winner (the challenges are only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada) for that month's prize which is always a surprise! Full details are provided on the Challenge page.

Now, enough of all this ... let's get to what we're here for!!!

The theme this week is Celebrations. What better way to honor celebrations than with the celebration of a new life. Today's designer, Tina Campbell has made a baby shower card with a technique of welding a card base with a Gypsy:

Complete details on how to make this card can be found on Tina's blog at Tina's Scrap Corner

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back tomorrow and see another one of our fine designers at work.

Be sure to join in the fun and participate in our challenges. You can start submitting your cards for the September challenge at 10:00 a.m. on September 1, 2011 either below or on the Challenges page.