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Hey Cupcake

>> Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hi everyone, today a have a fun birthday card. I used the new stamp Birthday Party Pig and Hey Cupcake Greeting 

I stamped the Birthday Party Pig and cover him with a mask then stamp the Cherry Top Cupcake three times. Everything was colored with Copic markers. The background was stamped with the Birthday Multi Greeting. The Hey Cupcake was layered and popped up.

Have a wonderful day,



Stain Glass Angel

>> Saturday, April 18, 2015

Good morning!!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

I stamped the oval stain glass on white, colored in sunrise/set colored and stamped the angel on top.  I stamped the angel again on white and colored then cut out.  I foam taped her over the angel image stamped on the stain glass.  I stamped the sentiment on another white panel for the inside. I used a Spellbinders die for my frame and underneath is a piece of glossy cardstock that is brayered using a rainbow ink pad.  I find brayers very handy for making lovely backgrounds.  I added a bow and pearls ( colored with Copic Markers, the pearls were white)
. Well, I hope that you will try a stain glass card!  You could make each pane a different color as well, there are all kinds of possibilities! 
Go have fun and get crafty!


April Rainbows

>> Friday, April 17, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

 Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Have you had a lot of April showers in your area? I know they say April showers bring May flowers...but they also bring WEEDS! Not too many in our yard, thanks to the lawn care folks that come a few times a year to put whatever it is they put on the grass. Maybe you're starting some spring planting. I have quite a few low maintenance perennials in my beds because I like stuff that takes care of itself. I mean, I plant them and wish them well and wait for them to bloom. That's my kind of gardening. So far, so good! 

So my card today is all about April rain..and rainbows. And I got to use my favorite umbrella image again. After coloring & fussy cutting 2 umbrellas (one to pop up on top), I took a piece of white card stock and cut a bunch of bands using large & small petite oval dies then colored them individually w/ Copics. After putting them back together, I added a white layer w/ a circle cut out on top and added the greeting & some raindrops.

I added the umbrella and some stickles on the raindrops and where the bands of the rainbow come together. For the frame, I took the piece I cut the white layer out of, colored it to match my rainbow then put it back around the white layer. Here are the Copics I used and it took about a jillion of them!

This is a peek at the inside. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Neenah white
ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Versafine Onyx (greeting), Kaleidacolor blue breeze (raindrops)
accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, petite oval & circle dies, Copic markers, stickles (inside= cloud punches, circle die, Memory Box seville buckle (behind sun)) 


Challenge #170 - Inspired by Color Challenge!

>> Thursday, April 16, 2015

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!

First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....
Billie A 
Congrats, you are the winner from our Birthday BluesChallenge!  
 Please contact us at to claim your prize. 

For this week's challenge, we are doing an
Inspired by Color Challenge
The theme for this challenge is Color Calm colors!
 (use some of the colors inspired by this picture somewhere on your creation)
You don't have to use all of these colors, or only these colors.
Aren't these lovely colors?
To enter, show us your card  by linking it below. The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, April 22, at 6 pm ET. Challenge entries don't have to use DRS Designs stamps, but if you use them on your challenge card, you'll get an extra entry into the prize drawing.
From all of the entries we receive, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $10 store voucher to DRS Designs!

Here are the Color Challenge cards from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!





Jennifer E.



In Sympathy...

>> Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Is it weird that I enjoy making sympathy cards?   Especially if I have the time to make them when I'm not in need of one.  I guess I tend to use a lot of nature designs and I like those :)

Anyway, here's my card for this week,

My original thought was to do the stamping on kraft stock, but the white ink didn't show up enough so I had to shift things up a bit :)

I stamped our new Dandelion Puff on brown card stock using white pigment ink and then stamped the puff and the Memories Sympathy sentiment on a separate piece using the same ink.  Very quick and very easy.  I toyed with using some pearls in the corners after I had round cornered them, but I was really liking the look of this rather plain simple card so I left it alone.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Poppy Birthday

>> Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I took my little 9 year old friend to see the movie Cinderella (Super sweet, by the way!), and I did something I haven't done in a very long time.  I bought movie theater popcorn!  With all the reports about how bad it is for you, I generally shy away from it, but it's hard to resist a kid :) Mmmmm....Let me tell ya, it was worth the indulgence.  And it gave me inspiration for today's card share.

I wanted to make a birthday card using the Bowl of Popcorn, so I began with stamping, coloring and fussy cutting my image.  I created background papers using the Popcorn and Splatter Background stamps and added a bit of ribbon trim to match.  I then layered my image onto some die cuts, but I needed a sentiment for the front.

I chose the Hoppy Birthday Greeting, and changed it to fit the theme of my card.  I used a bit of tape to mask off the H in the first word and stamped and colored my greeting.  I then stamped it a second time on a piece of scrap paper and fussy cut the letter P, adding it to the beginning.  So cute.  It even looks like the greeting is popping around!

Thanks for "popping" by and in the words of Cinderella, "Have courage and be kind."

Have a great day!


Happy Birthday

>> Monday, April 13, 2015

My youngest grandson turned 2 over the weekend and he loves pigs, so DRS Designs' new Birthday Party Pig was the perfect image for his card. I got the idea for this card design from the Spring 2015 Just Cards Magazine (page 18).

I started by stamping the Birthday Party Pig on white CS with Memento black ink, colored him with Copics and then fussy cut his body and the balloon. Next I stamped him again on the white card base and fussy cut around him, leaving a small border around the pig and across the top of the card. I added some plain Bashful Blue CS to the inside of the card and a piece of the same CS that was stamped with the chevron background stamp in Ballet Blue ink to the front bottom. I punched a cupcake border with some darker blue paper and added it to the back of the front panel. Next I added the pig's body and balloon to the card with some glue and pop dots. The number 2 was created using my Cricut machine.

Part of the Multi Birthday Greeting was stamped with Ballet Blue ink on white CS, die cut and layered on the Bashful blue CS, then on the darker blue CS and placed on the top half of the inside of the card.  In the lower corner I added two candles from the birthday candle burst that were stamped, colored and fussy cut.

There is room on the inside to write a message and it won't show when the card is closed. I had fun creating this and will definitely try it again with other images.

Be sure to check out this week's challenge here at DRS Designs. We'd love to have you join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by.


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