Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #17

Hey Everyone!  I've missed you all very very much!
It's been a while since Ive created something new, but I am excited to be back at it.  Its quite the process getting your hand strength back after a surgery and some of the complications that I have been through.  I am just so thankful to be able to feel my fingers again, and that slowly I'm feeling like I'm getting back on track. 

I am beyond blessed that I get to design along some of the most incredibly talented women over at Christmas Card Challenges.

This weeks challenge is:

 

I found this challenge slightly difficult to play along with because there were so many directions that I could have gone with this.   I was really inspired about the shape of the sentiment, and the colours of the wording "MERRY," and this is where I began!  As many of you know I love to create my cards in traditional Christmas colours, so this was fun to break away from.

As some of you may know I often make at minimum 2 of each of the cards because it helps me build my stash/stock of Christmas/Holiday cards.  I don't know why I didn't start doing this years ago.  Its incredible watching my stash grow and expand.

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side view of the card...



Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card front and the layers of paper for the card front
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to trim out the bakers twine
Bone Folder  - used to fold and crease the card front
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the stars on the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach all the layers of paper to the card front
Cuttlebug Machine - machine used to cut out the stars
MFT Stacking Star Dies - used in the cuttlebug machine to cut out the stars for the card front
Bakers Twine - used to help embellish the left side of the card front
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Black Shimmer Paper - used for the shimmer black stars
Red Cardstock - used for the red stars
DCWV - Candy Cane Lane Paper Pack - used for the main image/sentiment and the stripped red pattern paper, and the news print looking stars (cannot find a link for this paper pack, I'm thinking it's discontinued)
Black Polka Dot Cardstock - black paper with white polka dot used for the background of the card front (not the exact product used, but linked to something similar)


Thank you for stopping by!  I am so glad that you visited me!  Please leave me some love below, and let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy First Birthday Zoe!

Welcome to Amanda Fluri Designs!  This is my special space where I get to share my creations with you.  My hope is that they inspire some creativity in each of you that stumble upon my space.  Thank you for stopping by!

In my last post I shared the Birthday Party Invite that I created for my Niece's First Birthday, and this is the card that Shane and I gave her with her gift on her birthday.  Her birthday was at the end of May, and because my surgery was at the beginning of May, I created this card a couple weeks prior so that I could ensure she got a very special card for her First Birthday!  

I cant believe my sweet little Zoe is already ONE!  Honestly time goes to fast, and I wish that it would slow down a tad.  It's amazing that when you are younger you want time to speed up and it seems to remain very slow, but as you get older time flies, and all you want it to do is slow down! 

Here's the card we gave Zoe for her birthday...

Here's the front of the card...


Here's the side view of the card...


Supplies Used

The supplies used for this card are the same as the supplies used for this card!  I considered posting the list again, and then decided that it was silly that I would just link to the other post.  

I did use Black Letter Stickers for this card to personalize it and the sentiment is from the same set as the other sentiment from the other supply list.

Thank you for stopping by again.  There probably won't be many cards posted over the next couple days, because I posted a lot more today than I think that I was going to.  I would love if you would leave me some comment love!  Cant wait to be back again to share more with you soon!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Zoe's First Birthday Invite

Hey Y'all.  Apparently I just couldn't stay away, so here I am back to share another card/invitation with you all.  I was honoured to be asked to create this card for my little Niece's first Birthday Party.  My sister wanted to have an under the sea theme, and this stamp set was absolutely perfect for this.  I used colours that are part of the theme of the party.  I only created one of these invites, as the people who were invited were done so either through facebook or because they are immediate family they already had knowledge about it.   Ashley (my sister) then asked for us all to sign inside the invite with our well wishes for Zoe, so that she could add this to her keepsake book so that she has it to look back on in years to come.  

I cannot believe it's already been a year since she was born.  I remember the day of her birth so vividly.  Watching her grow is so much fun, but part of me wishes she was little forever because the cuddles are never the same as they grow up.

Here's the invitation that I created for her Birthday Party...

Here's the front of the invite...


Here's the side view of the invite...(I had hoped it would show off the sparkles better, but for some reason it just didn't capture it like I had hoped...maybe next time ill turn on the flashlight.)...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and various layers of the invite
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut and trim the edges of some of the strips
Exacto Knife - used to help position and add gems
Acrylic Blocks - used to attach stamps to in order to stamp the image
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Double Sided Tape - used to attach various layers of the invite together
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the mermaid and seahorse to the card front
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the images in 
C.C. Designs Stamp - Under the Sea - stamp used for the images
Martha Stewart Doily Lacy Edge Punch - punch used for the edges of the invite
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - used to colour the images
Gamsol - solution used to help blend the pencil crayons
Blending Stumps - used with the gambol to smooth the pencil crayon
Blue Gems - used to look like bubbles
Wink of Stella (Clear) - used to add shimmer to the images, and the teal paper (both of which are hard to see in the pictures)
Watercolour Cardstock - used to stamp the mermaid and sea horse to
Teal Cardstock - used for strips on the invite
Purple Cardstock - used for the scalloped sections on the invitation
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Recollection Pattern Paper - Light Blue Distressed 125142 (purchase at Michaels Canada - unfortunately I cannot find a link for them online.)
Text - Created and printed on the computer

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out this special card that I got the opportunity to create.
I would love to know what you think!  Please leave some love below in the comment section!

Mother's Day Cards

Yes I am back again!  Im here to share with you the mother's day cards that I put together.  Lately I have been creating only 2 of the same design, not many multiples, but I was pretty pressed for time before my surgery so I created 3 cards very similar for Mother's Day!  I know...I too wanted to make each Mom a different one, but like I said I was pressed for time this year, so it just couldn't happen...there's always next year.

I based this design off of my Grandma's 95th birthday card design.  I loved how her card turned out, and thought that I would do something similar again.

Here's the first card...



Here's the second card...



Here's the third card...




Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the vellum, main image and mat
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut out the stamped sentiment, "Happy" and "Day"
Exacto Knife - used to help position the doodlebug sprinkles on the card front
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the letters on the vellum strip
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Double Sided Tape - used to attach various layers of the card together.
Foam Adhesive - used to add dimension to the stamped sentiment wording
Acrylic Block - used to attach the sentiment stamps to which aid in their stamping
Stamp Press - used to stamp the main image on the card front
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the image and the sentiment in
Amy R - It's Your Birthday - sentiment stamps used for "Happy" and "Day" (this product is discontinued so it is no longer available, so no link exists)
Stamping Bella - Flower for a True Friend - stamp used for the focal point on the cards
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers - used to colour the flowers on the cards
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to add embellishment to the card fronts
Black Letters - used to spell out the word "Mothers" (not the exact product used, but I linked to something similar)
Card Base - used for the card bases of these cards
Watercolour Paper - used to stamp the main image onto
Vellum - used to put the black lettering on across the card front
Recollection Bold Basics - pattern paper used on each card front (no link available for this paper pack, however it was purchased at Michaels Canada)
Solid Papers (Yellow and Purple) - used to stamp wording onto (from my scrap box so no link available for these exact colours)

I think that this is the last post for today.  Going to rest my hand.  I very much enjoyed getting back to blogging about the cards that I love to create, and cannot wait to come get back to designing.

Please leave some comments below!  Thanks for spending some time with me!

Christmas Card Challenges #13


Hey everyone!  I am so glad to be back again!  I hope you are all enjoying seeing the things that I was working on prior to my surgery and that you are being inspired some way by them to design something beautiful too!  

This was from the last challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  I was unable to post it until now because I have only been using talk to text programs and until yesterday I wasn't able to move my fingers enough to type on this blog.  I guess better late than never.

Here's the challenge...


I created these cards ahead of time so that I could still fulfill my Design Team Duties while off.  This upcoming week however I won't have a card for the challenge, as I am not cleared to get back to card making yet, and don't want to push myself to hard, and delay my recovery.  I cannot wait to be back at it again!

Here's the front of my card...


Here's the side of the card...


I thought with this challenge that I would do something non traditional again.  Apparently that has been my thing lately, to think outside the box and go against the traditional Christmas ideas and change it up.  I love how this turned out, and think that its simple and so classy.  This card can be quickly mass produced if you are looking for something that you can assemble production line style.  The die that I used is still very new so it was quite the challenge to get the paper out of the die, but it was TOTALLY worth the time and patience that I took to do so.  Maybe it was the wine that gave me patience, who know...hehehe.

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and the pattern paper
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ribbon on the card front
EK Success Tweezers - used to help tie the bow on the wreath
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
Exacto Knife - used to help position the gems on the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the wreath to the card front
Glue Dots - used to attach the bow to the wreath
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the die to cut out the snowflake wreath
Joy Crafts - Winter Wishes - the die used for the wreath (unable to find a link for this product)
Blue Gems - used to help embellish the wreath and card itself
Ribbon - used for the bow on the card (not an exact link to the product used, but this is the company that I purchased it through.  It's not listed online, but it is their product)
Ribbon - used for the string to hang the wreath
All Seasons II Pattern Paper - used for the background on the card front (not an exact link to the product used, but linked to another edition of the paper pack that I used)
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Blue Cardstock - used to die cut the wreath out of 

Thanks for stopping by!  I really appreciate your support, and would love to know what you'd like more of in the future!  Please leave some comments below!

Christmas Card Challenges #12

Welcome back!  I am so glad that you are here again!  I know I said I'd be taking things slowly, but once I started typing I just can't seem to stop.  I guess I must really have missed posting and not doing anything for the last 4 weeks!  I am so excited to be on the mend and to be able to get back to doing the things I love without pain!  Still no new designs for the next couple weeks, but I am going to get my blog back on track and you're going to see some new to you designs!

I love so much being part of the Christmas Card Challenges Design Team, and I love the stash of cards that I am working on creating ahead of the holiday.  I am beyond excited that every person will get a handmade card this year!  

This card is from a couple weeks back...here's the challenge that it was for.


I loved this photo, however I wanted to create a card without gold.  It's honestly one of my personal challenges, as I don't like the look of yellow gold...a lot of you who follow my blog know that!

Here's the card that I created for this challenge.  I am not sure what happened to the side view image of this card.

Here's the front of the card...


I love that while there are traditional colours that I used on this card there are also untraditional elements.  I am so happy that the focal point ended up being this old fashioned red truck.  I love this stamp and am reminded every time I use it how much I love it!

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base, and the various layers of the card
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ribbon and bow on the card
Glue Dots - used to attach the buttons to the card front
Double Sided Tape - used to attach various layers to the card
Quickie Glue - used to attach the loose glitter to the snow on the image
Foam Adhesive - used to add dimension to the sentiment
Acrylic Block - used to attach the image to which helped stamping the sentiment
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the card base
EK Success Tweezers - used to tie the ribbon into a bow
MFT Black Ink - used to stamp the image and sentiment in
Stampendous Christmas Truck - main image used on the card front (cannot find a link to this product but it was purchased at Michaels Canada)
C.C. Designs - Naughty or Nice Stamp Set - used for the sentiment on this card (cannot find a link to this product it might be discontinued)
Promarkers - used to colour the image with 
Wink of Stella (Clear) - used to add shimmer to the car, tree and wreath
Loose Glitter - used to add shimmer to the snow under the car
Ribbon - used to embellish the top of the card
Buttons - used to embellish the bottom left side of the card
Copic Paper - used to stamp the main image onto
White Cardstock - used to stamp the sentiment on and for the card base
All Seasons II Paper Pack - used for the snowflake pattern paper (not the exact paper pack, but linked to another edition of the paper pack)
Blue Cardstock - used to mat the sentiment 
Red Cardstock - used to mat the main image

Cant wait to be back to share more with you!  Please leave some comment love below for me!

March ATC

Hey Everyone!  I am so happy to be here to share with you one of my newer ATCs.  I have been having to hold off sharing them as I want to ensure that everyone in my group has received them incase they follow along with my blog, I didn't want to ruin the surprise.  

I am very much enjoying creating these little gems and am loving creating something small, and playing with many various techniques.  I love that there really are NO rules other than the size parameters.  Right now I am having fun creating something for the theme/holiday of the current month which the ATC will be used for.

Here's my March ATC...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the ATC base as well as the flags
Tim Holtz Scissors - Used to cut the tails in the flags on the ATC
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the letters and the sentiment flags on the ATC
Exacto Knife - used to help position the gems onto the ATC front
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the flags to the ATC base
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink - used to stamp some of the shamrocks for the background
Electric Lime - Ranger Dye Ink - used to stamp some of the shamrocks for the background
Lily Pad - Ranger Dye Ink - used to stamp some of the shamrocks for the background
Duffy's Classic - Shamrock - stamp used for the shamrock background (unfortunately this company is no longer in business so no link is available for this product)
Black Letters - used for the wording on the ATC (not the exact product, but linked to something similar)
Gems - used various size to help finish embellishing the ATC
White Cardstock - used for the ATC base
Green Cardstock - used for the flags on these ATCs (I used scraps for these so unfortunately there aren't any links available for these products)

Please leave some comment love below, Id love to know what you think!