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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A Butterfly Basics Birthday Card

Here is a card that I made at Terri's Stamp a Stack back in June.  I had put them in a bag and forgot about it.  

To make this card we used a quarter sheet of Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  On top of that we put the piece of Whisper White that was cut at 4" x 5-1/4".  The flower and the words were stamped on the side using Elegant Eggplant ink.  

The butterfly was done using the Butterfly Framelits and Elegant Eggplant card stock.  It was set in place with a Dimensional on the Wisteria Wonder panel that measured 2-3/4" x 8-1/2" and was folded in half.  This piece went around the card.  The flap lifts up and that is where you can write your sentiments.  

A pearl was added to the butterfly to complete the card.

This was a very fun card to make!!!

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Monday, July 06, 2015

A Wild about Flowers Birthday Card

Apparently this is one of my favorite layouts.  Okay, not so much my favorite but one I use a lot.  Though I do like it. It is a perfect layout for those types of images that are long.  You can keep it simple or add a ribbon around the flower before you affix it to the textured piece.

This is an easy layout to work with too.  The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  Then a layer of Melon Mambo was cut.  On top of that is a piece of textured Whisper White. 

The flower was stamped and a layer was added behind that.  And the same with the words.  Before I forget, the words are from the "Wetlands" set.

I did glue the textured paper to the layer.  I don't feel that the tape holds the textured papers in place very well, so I have always glued them.  I also glued the flower layer on top of the textured paper.  The rest of the card is taped together, and the word piece was set in place using Dimensionals.

Such a quick and simple card!!!  Give it a try.  There's LOTS of colors that this would look pretty in too!  I think this would also make a great get well card, a friendship card, a thank you card, a thinking of you card, and even a sympathy card.

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Sunday, July 05, 2015

A Garden in Bloom Birthday Card

I have to admit, the tangelo Twist and Pear Pizzazz colors together just give me a happy feeling inside.

I thought I would make a card using a simple flower.  The flowers in the "Garden in Bloom" set have several fun flowers and leaves and other things to play with.  I used the large flower.  I like this stamp set because the stamps have little tabs to help you know which way is up so when you stamp the second part you can line them up easily.

I stamped the flower using Tangelo Twist ink.  Then I inked up the petals image and stamped off once.  I stamped the petals on and this is how they turned out!  I do with I would have colored in the center of the flower.  The stamp set actually has a round image that I bet would fit perfectly in the center of the flower.  Actually, I just checked the set and I think that image is a little larger for the flower center.  I just took a pencil eraser and inked it up and tapped it in the center of the flower.  If I had time I would take another photo but I'm in a rush here, sorry.

The stem was stamped on and then the leaves.  The leaves are also a two step stamping.  I LOVE two step stamping!

The words were done on my computer.  I had printed out a bunch of them a while back and I have been using them as I needed.  The words from the "Wetlands" set will work well there too.  You just need to use the oval punch instead of round.

This was a fun and simple card to make!  Plus it's in such fun colors that I like together!

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Saturday, July 04, 2015

A Wild about Flowers and Wetlands Birthday Card

Happy 4th of July to you all.  I don't have a patriotic card or project to share with you.  But I do wish you a fun and safe holiday.  

Today I have a card I made using the "Wild about Flowers" and "Wetlands" sets.  

I used Old Olive for the base of my card.  I added a layer of Whisper White on top of that.  I do wish I would have textured the white piece now that I am looking at it on the screen.  

The center strip is a piece of decorative paper from the Bright's pack.  The next panel is a piece of Daffodil Delight and I stamped the stem image using Daffodil Delight ink.

The words are from the "Wetlands" set and I stamped them using Old Olive.  All the panels are layered using Old Olive card stock.  I was in the mood for a bright and cheery card!  I was surprised at how quickly this card went together, even with all of those layers!!!

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Happy 4th of July

Have a fun and safe holiday!

Friday, July 03, 2015

A Wetlands Thinlits Butterfly Gorgeous GrungeBirthday Card

Here's a fun and quick card to make.  You can even make this into a thinking of you or a get well card too!  

To make this card I took Pool Party ink and stamped the dotted image from the "Gorgeous Grunge" set.  Then I used a piece of the "Cherry on Top" Washi tape.  

I cut out the butterfly using Bermuda Bay card stock.  I added some pearls down the center.  The butterfly was set in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the words using Bermuda Bay ink.  And then I just layered the card.  I told you it was quick.  Oh and simple too!!

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

A Garden in Bloom Friendship Bee Happy Card

This is one of my favorite layouts.  I like it because it allows me to use the smaller images in stamp sets as the focal point.  The bee is from the "Garden in Bloom" set.  The "HAPPY" is from the "Crazy about You" set.

These cards go together quickly too.  First I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight on the short side.  This card opens from the bottom.  I suppose it could open any way you'd like it to but I've always had my fold on the top.

Next I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 3-1/2" x 4-5/8". I cut a piece of Hello Honey card stock 3: x 4-1/8" and then I cut a piece of decorative paper 2-7/8" x 4".  I used removable tape and added a little to the decorative paper and the Hello Honey piece.  I then took the 1-1/4" circle punch and dropped the two pieces taped together to the bottom of the punch, centering it on the sides and punched out a circle.  I removed the decorative paper and I put a piece of scrap copier paper behind it.  I then took the 1-3/8" circle punch and lined up the decorative paper piece to trim that circle just a little bigger.  Doing it this way you get the circles even every time.

I then taped the decorative paper to the Hello Honey paper using permanent tape.  I taped a piece of ribbon around the front of the card.  You can tie a piece all the way around but there's no point to it, no one will see it.  Once it's taped then you can slip a piece of ribbon on the front and tie a knot.  I like using this method because I can slide the knot and always have it perfectly centered.

Next I stamped the bee on a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I set it in place over the circle using Dimensionals.  I added more Dimensionals around the card to affix it to the larger Whisper White piece.   I also used some double sided tape on the back of the bee, it just needed something stick in that large are!!!  Then I taped the large white piece to the Daffodil Delight piece.  See, I told you it was simple!  

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A Wild About Flowers Birthday Card

Today I thought I would play with the Split Coast Stampers Sketch Challenge #547.  I have not played with their sketches in quite a while.  I don't know why.  I use to do them once a week. They release them on Wednesdays.  Actually it's released late on Tuesday night.  I would be up anyway, so I would play along and post my version on their site.  I may post this one there just to let them know I played along!  

I used the "Wild about Flowers" and the "Wetlands" sets to make this card.  The words came from the "Wetlands" set.  

I used Pacific Point for the base of my card and for the layers. The decorative paper came from the "Pretty Petals" paper stack. I just LOVE those little stacks!  This stack had lots of very fun designs in it and I plan to use a lot of them in the upcoming weeks!  Designer paper also helps to make a quicker card too!

This was a fun sketch to play with it.  Give it a try if you have time.  I provided a link to the sketch above.  

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

4th of July Party Favor Weekend Project

Today's post is a quick one.  This is another version of the "Party Favor" technique.  This one was made by Nancy, one of the gals in Terri's Technique Tuesday group.  She used a full size candy bar to make her version of this technique.  Originally Hershey Nuggets are used.  Nancy designed the holder to fit the candy bar.  I like that idea.  It makes the technique even more versatile!!!

You can find the original post here. It includes a link to the instructions to make one of the favors that holds the Nuggets.  

This is such a great 4th of July favor!  I love now Nancy used the stars across the ends.  She did a great job making it so Patriotic looking!!!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

A Thanks Camouflaging Die Cuts Technique Card

Today I played with the new "Camouflaging Die Cuts technique at Split Coast Stampers.  It's a fun technique.  Though I did change it up a little.  I used decorative paper instead of using ink and a brayer. This is a pretty fun technique.  Though I have to tell you, I did not like sticking the words together on top of each other that many times!!!  But I did like the end results!

I think it would be fun to do this with a flower die or something other than numbers or letters.  

My paper used here is from the "Pretty Petals" paper stack!  Two days in a row of using paper from that pack!  I'm on a roll!!!  I do love this black and white look!  The words are from the "Hello You" thinlits dies.  Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock were also used here.  It's easy enough to do, just a little bit fussy having to stick the words on top of each other.

Give this technique a try!  

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Feels Good Friendship Card

This was a super simple and quick card to make.  I think it took me longer to get out the supplies to make this card than it did to actually complete it!!! Putting the supplies away is a story for a different day!!! LOL

I used the new "Pretty Petals" decorative paper stack.  I LOVE those stacks.  This one is fabulous and I have a feeling I may actually use it up before it retires!!!  That would be a first!  Sometimes I tend to hoard pages because I think they are so fabulous and other times I forget I have the stack.  So I'm going to try hard to use this one up.  Though I don't think it will be so hard.  Like I said, it's got lots of pretty pages in it!!!  The bottom layer is the backside of the top layer.  I was going to add a third panel but there wasn't room for it so I just stuck with the 2 panels and the words.  And that makes 3 pieces and it's always best to work in odd numbers.  So I complied with the artistic rule of thumb!!! LOL

I used Very Vanilla card stock. I had originally stamped the words on Whisper White card stock and then I began to assemble the card and realized that the flowered background looked more vanilla than white.  SO I restamped the words on Very Vanilla and used the oval die to cut it out on my Big Shot.  I used the next larger size oval and cut it out using Pacific Point card stock. I also cut out the other two strips in Pacific Point.  

The card may or may not need some bling.  I don't like to add a lot of it because it would cost more to mail. Sometimes less is more!!!  Right?

This was a fun card to make.  Using decorative paper helps in making cards go together quicker and adds a lot of color and dimension to a card.

This layout would make a fun Make n Take card or even a fun Stamp A Stack card!!

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Teeny Tiny Wishes and English Garden Birthday Card

Sandi at Stamping with Sandi has a beautiful card posted on her blog.  You can see it here.   She had used the gold doilies on her card.  I didn't have any so I took a white one, folded it in half so it wasn't so transparent and I sponged the edges using Mossy meadow. 

The flower on the doily is fussy cut from a piece of the English Garden decorative paper. I am not a big fan of fussy cutting but today I didn't mind because I was anxious to make this card.  I did wish I had all the stuff to duplicate Sandi's card but then again, it does teach me to learn to work with what I have.  

To make this card you take a half sheet of Delightful Dijon card stock that is cut on the short side.  Fold it in half.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/4".  Cut a piece of the decorative paper 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  Cut off the bottom of the decorative paper at about 1-1/4" and turn over.  My piece was cut from a 6" piece because I always cut my decorative paper 6" x 6".  So the bottom of my piece was longer so I was able to tape the bottom to the top easily.  

I taped the doily in place, added the ribbon (taping the edges of the ribbon onto the back side and then taping that piece to the Whisper White piece.  Then those two pieces were taped to the Delightful Dijon piece.  

The flower was set in place using Dimensionals.

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  The layer behind it was created using the "Decorative Label" punch.  I miss the "Modern Label" punch.  But I was able to make a narrow label that was cute enough for the card.  I set the label piece in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it!!!  Super easy, very little stamping, and a pretty card too!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Kinda Eclectic Norther LightsTechnique Card

Here is another fun "Northern Lights" technique. This is such an easy technique with a wonderful effect. The only way you can mess this technique up is to add too much black at the end. And once you start adding the black you will know when to quit!  Give it a try.  

The stamp used here for the starburst is from the "Kinda Eclectic" set.  I'm not sure what set the words are from.  I'll have to look that one up later.

This card was made by Juliann from Terri's Technique Night group.  I had participated in the swap and this is one of the fabulous cards I received!!!

Click here for more information on how to do the "Northern Lights" technique!  It's a great You Tube tutorial. 

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

K-Cup Holder using Flower Shop and English Garden Weekend Project

Good day to you!  Today I have a fun project for you.  It's a K-Cup holder gift box/tote.  I used the new Watermelon Wonder card stock and ink to make this.  I wish I would have put a bit more thought into this and found a color closer to the tops of the K-Cups.  I thought about adding a flower to the top and a glue dot but you aren't suppose to remove the covers and I thought the glue dot may pull the cover off.  Or leave some residue behind, so I left them plain.

I found the instructions at the Scor-Pal web site.  You can see it by clicking here.   I did not print out the template.  I just measured by using the measurements along the sides of the template.  I did run into a couple of minor problems with mine.  First I forgot to punch the oval before I assembled the box.  DUH!!!  So what I ended up doing was I assembled the decorative paper on top of a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock, found center and punched the oval.  I then glued the piece in place and took my craft knife and cut out the oval by hand.  I used an emery board and sanded the edges to smooth them out a bit.  Problem solved.

Now for the other issue.  I wanted to wrap the Mossy Meadow card stock around the holder.  I didn't have any 12" x 12" card stock so I did have to add a panel to the back.  It barely shows.  The decorative paper hid most of it.  My decorative paper is from the "English Garden" pack.  I cut the strip just a 1/4" thinner than the card stock.  I wrapped it around the box.  It didn't fit either! UGH!  So what I ended up doing was turning the decorative paper so the seams ended up in the front.  I covered that 3/8" opening with a Watermelon Wonder punched flower.  Then I stamped a flower using the "Flower Shop" set and I set it in place on top of the other flower with a Dimensional.  I punched out a Mossy Meadow flower and cut a few petals off to use as leaves.  I added a big pearl to the center of the flower and I was happy with that part of the box.

The top still needed something so I added a ribbon.  You can always add a tag to make it as a gift for a birthday, get well, or thinking of you.  

These are VERY fun to make and if you make it like the instructions show, you shouldn't encounter any of the issues I did.  :o)  I always have to step outside the box, don't I?  LOL  Have fun with these!  I think they would make great Hostess Gifts, Customer Appreciation Gifts, a Stamp Camp project, or a Craft Fair item!

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