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Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Guy Greetings Graduation Card

Today I was still playing with the "Open Panel" Technique. It's so fun and it's a great way to use up the smaller pieces of decorative paper you have laying around.  You can see my first card along with the measurements and instructions here. I made sure the "here" link is working.  I'm notorious for not adding it!!  But I thank my readers for reminding me it isn't working!! Someone has to watch me, I can't watch myself all the time!!! LOL 

For my card I used some scraps from the "Neutrals" Decorative Paper Stack.  Since I was making this card for a female, I was able to use the flowered paper.  The flowered paper used here is Smoky Slate.  I wanted something lighter than the black.  It would have been too dark.  I have no idea what the school colors are, we just got a photo invitation.  It's for a very distance cousin whom I've never met in my life!! So hopefully they won't be concerned with the colors!!

The hat was a framelit die that a friend of mine had brought over.  I used some retired black glitter paper to make it.  I set the hat in place using Dimensionals.  I had cut out several of them for future use.  It's always good to have a few extra cards on hand.

The words are from the "Guy Greetings" set.  I stamped them with black Memento ink.  I did use the new Basic Black ink and after taping the back I turned it over and set it on the layer, I ran my finger across the words to get it to stick better and the ink smeared.  I thought it was dry.  It looked dry and it had plenty of time to dry.  I was very disappointed and got out the Memento ink.  I taped it in place, no Dimensionals.

It was a pretty easy card to make.  I wish Stampin' Up! would come up with some celebration dies like that.  Maybe some shamrocks, Easter eggs, pumpkins, etc.  You get the picture. But I do especially like this graduation cap.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

A Timeless Textures and Botanical Builders Birthday Card

Several weeks ago I had made 4 of these cards. Well, I stamped the images, I die cut the "Botanical Builders" flower and flower center.  I added the candy dot to the center.  This was all before the candy dots retired. I put them in an empty case.  One of those thin ones that the clear stamps come in. They were for a road trip project.  I was going to be in the car for a little white and I needed something to work on.  That road trip was cancelled and I forgot about the project.  I ran across it the other day and thought I should put the 4 cards together and be done with them!  Trying to clean up some clutter in my workroom.  

This was a fun card to make. I used Whisper White for the base of my card.  Then a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Marina Mist for the layer.  Before I taped the layer in place I cut out the flower on that very piece of card stock.  No one will ever know!!

I stamped the images on a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock, using Marina Mist ink and the Timeless Textures stamp set.  I used the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" for the words.

I set the flower in place using Dimensionals. And the candy dot in the center.  It was a simple card to make and very fun. I love just stamping images anywhere and have it turn out "fun"!  LOL

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Guy Greetings Masculine Birthday Card Open Panel Technique

Here is another "Open Panel" technique card.  I had some scrap paper sitting around.  This paper is retired, but you can find some fun black dotted paper or other design paper in the Neutrals 12' x 12" paper stack. Or even in some of the other Designer Paper Series packs.  There's lots of fun new papers this year.  Anyway, I was using what I found.

I stamped the hats using Smoky Slate ink. I did not use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to do it, I just eyeballed. it.  It made a fun background paper.  The car was stamped using Basic Black ink and so were the words.

You can find the directions to do this fun "Open Panel" technique here.  It is a very easy technique.  I like how it reveals the inside of the card on the sides.  You can either stamp something in that opening or stamp your wording over the panel so it doesn't show until the card is opened.  There's lots you can do with this fun technique.  You can even flip it like the card from yesterday was.  I like that look too.  You can see that card here.  So give it a try!!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Bella & Friends Birthday Card Open Panel Technique

Today's card comes to you via Terri's Tuesday Technique night.  It was made by Julie.  I didn't want to buy this set but now I'm thinking about adding it to my wishlist. I still want the cat set below it on page 101 of the 2016-22017 catalog. I LOVE cats but after seeing Julie's card, I may want to get the dog set too.  And it looks like she used the new circles and scallops framelits too.  I LOVE the smaller scallops.  Too darn cute.

The technique used here is the "Open Panel" one. It's super easy to do. I have made several of these and they are fun.  You can see my card here and you'll also find the instructions for it there as well.  Be sure to check it out.  There's another link on there that leads you to the first card I made using this technique.  There's SO many fun possibilities with this technique.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

An Open Panel Technique Swirly Bird Flourishing Phrases Botanical Builders Thank You Card

This card technique is called "Open Panel".  It's an easy technique to do plus it's fun and different!

I did this technique back in March.  You can see my card here.  There is also a link to the card where I got the idea from.  

It's pretty simple. You cut your card stock base 7-1/2" x 4-1/4" and score it at 5-1/2"  Then you cut your bottom panel. You can cut it any size you wish, just make sure you leave enough for an opening in the middle.  Here the bottom was cut 2" x 4-1/4".  And the focal panel was cut 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" and then a layer was added behind it.  I used Blushing Bride on mine.  

I stamped some words on the inside and a little Sweet Sugarplum flower next to them.  The flowers shows when the card is closed but not the words.  The words are from the "Flourishing Phrases" set. The flower was cut from the "Botanical Builders" framelits and the decorative paper is from the "Blooms and Bliss" Decorative Paper Series.  

My swap cards are ready for tonight!!

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Pop-up Technique Flourishing Phrases Just a Note Card

This is a super easy technique. It kind of reminds me of a the backwards Gate Fold.  

For this technique I cut my card stock 8" x 5-1/2". Score at 2" and 3".  Turn the card stock and repeat for the other end.

Cut the decorative paper strips 5-1/4" x 1-3/4".  You will need two this size.  And cut the front panel one 5-1/4" x 2". 

I used the flower from the "Petite Petals" punch and the "Botanical Builders" framelits.  I punched them out using Tempting Turquoise ink.

The words are from the "Flourishing Phrases" set.  I stamped them using Island Indigo ink. 

On the back you can add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to write your sentiment on.  It's optional but it does help to have some place to write.

This is quick and fun technique.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

A Floral Phrases Wedding Card

This is one of the cards I made Thursday night at Terri's fun Stamp A Stack.  I made all three of mine into wedding cards.  I think it would be pretty as an anniversary card too but I had wedding on my mind.  Which was a good thing because I needed a card on Saturday for a wedding and I didn't have one ready.  

This was a fun card to make.  I LOVE the new "Floral Bouquet" Decorative Series Paper (DSP). It matches the flower in the "Floral Phrases" stamp set.  A set I don't have.  I'm not sure if I'm going to get it or not.  I have so many other fun sets to play with and when I get too many sets I tend to play with some more than others and once in a while some new news I never play with at all.  SO sad.  So I try to limit myself when I can but sometimes it is difficult, especially when there are so many new ones in the catalog that I just HAVE to have!!! You know how that goes!!

The new doily was used for this card too. It's a little smaller than the old ones, which is nice because I thought it was difficult to work the larger ones on some cards.  These promise to be fun.  I just wish they would make them in a bright white and the vanilla looking color.  When you put them with white card stock they look vanilla and when you put them with the vanilla card stock they look a bit too light.  I suppose you could always mist them with a color.  It's a thought.

I do like the looks of this card.  It does look like a wedding card!

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Swirly Bird Birthday Card

I found this fun card by Nadine at "Stempelmami".  I thought it was such a pretty card that I had to make one for myself! 

To make this card I used a folded half sheet of Whisper White.  I cut my Whisper White focal piece 3-1/2" x 4-1/2".  I cut the Sweet Sugarplum layer 3-2/4" x 4-3/4".  I set the focal piece on top of the folded piece and stamped the little flowers using Sweet Sugarplum ink and the rose looking flower was stamped in Daffodil Delight (do that one first). I stamped over the edge as you can see on the right side of the layers.  It's kind of like that "Triple Stamping" technique, but more like double!!

I cut the flowers using Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo card stock.  The leaves were stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink stamped off once so the veins stamped normally would show better.  Then they were cut with the "Swirly Scribbles" framelits.  I did sponge the edges of the leaves so you couldn't see the white and you can't see that they weren't even on each side!!

The words are from the May 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I was looking in my stamp sets for words that were long like that.  These two words are separate so I put them together on the clear block and stamped them both at the same time.

It was a very fun card to make.  It's so colorful and cheery looking.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

A Blossom and Bliss Designer Paper and Mixed Borders Birthday Card

Today's card is from Terri's very fun Stamp a Stack I was at last night.  

This was a very simple and fun card to make.  The stamped image is from the "Mixed Borders" set.  The decorative paper is from the Bloosom and Bliss paper pack.  I want to order both of these!!

The base of the card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White.  Then we added the piece of decorative paper and then a strip of Mint Macron card stock.  

The words were set in place with Dimensionals.  The flowers are from the Blossom Bunch punch.  They were stuck together with glue dots and a pearl in the middle.  As simple as that and SO pretty!!!

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Butterfly Thinlit Touches of Texture and Timeless Textures Anniversary Card

I thought I would play with the "Butteflies" Thinlit today. And what would go well with it?  "Timeless Textures" and the new "Touches of Texture".  I have not played much with the new "Touches of Texture" though it does have a lot of fun elements in it. 

I used a folded half sheet of Whisper White for the base of my card. Then a layer of Pool Party.  On top of that is the 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White that I did my stamping on. 

I cut the butterfly out and set it on top of the Whisper White piece.  Then I took the dotted splatter image from the "Touches of Texture" set and inked it up with Sahara Sand.  I moved he butterfly and stamped it towards the bottom right corner.  I inked it up again and stamped it towards the top left corner. I left room for words.    

Then I took the fleur lacy image and stamped it 4 times on the card stock using Blushing Bride ink.  

I took the coffee rings looking image and stamped it 3 times on the card stock using Pool Party ink.

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set and I stamped them using Pool Party ink.

I added some pearls to the butterfly and I set it in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it. Super easy and very fun to make!!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Stylized Birthday Botanical Builders and Serene Scenery Birthday Card

I told you I was going to use the backside of the "Serene Scenery" decorative paper from the 6" x 6" stack.  I thought these tiny dots were so cute. The other side has a pretty blue and misty looking white in it. I'm not sure if it's water or if it's sky.  Either way it's pretty.  But I opted for the dotted side because I thought it was cute!

I used Marina Mist for the flower and Island Indigo for the center of the flower.  In the very center I added a "White Perfect Accent".  The leaf is cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock.

The words are from the "Stylized Birthday" stamp.  It's a lone stamp, no set, just one stamp!!! I LOVE it because it's big words and you don't need to do much around it.  A flower and a leaf and it's done!!!  I stamped the words and then I trimmed them down to where I thought it looked best.  I then cut an Island Indigo piece for the layer.  I set them in place with Dimensionals.  Then I set the flower and leaf in place with Dimensionals and it was done.  It was a very simple and quick card to make.  And I REALLY do like this one!!  I want to try this again!!!  Stay tuned, I have a new idea for it!!! LOL

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Flourishing Phrases Swirly Scribbles and Rose Garden Sympathy Card

I did not need a sympathy card.  I was looking for some words that would fit in that bottom area nice those were the ones that I found. They are from the "Flourishing Phrases" set.  I stamped them using Soft Suede ink.

The base of my card is Very Vanilla.  I used  a piece of fabric paper from the "Serene Scenery" decorative paper stack. This is a great stack of paper.  It's got a lot of images that are photographed and on the backside is regular very fun printed images.  I may be using the backsides more than the front!

The roses are from the "Swirly Scribbles" Framelits.  The leaves are from the "Rose Garden" Framelits.  

I cut my Very Vanilla piece 4 x 2-3/4" and I cut the Soft Suede layer 4-1/4" x 3".  I stamped the words and then I began to assemble the flowers and leaves.  I Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron and Rose Red for the flowers.  The leaves were done using Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi card stock.  I set the focal panel in place using Dimensionals.  

This card turned out okay. Oh and in person, the decorative paper strip does go better with the card stock than it does in the photo.  This is not one of my favorite cards and I probably won't make another one.  I like the "Swirly Scribbles" but not so much on this card.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

A Guy Greetings and Serene Scenery Father's Day Card

This card started out to be a more complex card than this super simple one.  And there's nothing wrong with that.  I struggled with this card for about a half hour.  I had a car stamped out and layered to go with this layer.  I didn't like how the image from the "Serene Scenery" paper stack didn't show very well with that larger car image and words.  So I thought maybe I'd find some smaller words and work with that.  I didn't.  I removed the car and there sat the words.  I slid them over and up to the right corner and that was it.  I liked what I saw. I was able to see the wild grass (or weeds) and just the words.  I like it just the way it is.

The words are from the "Guy Greetings" set. I layered them on Basic Black card stock and set them in place with Dimensionals.  And that was it.  SO super simple!!!  I wish I would have had this idea right away.  I would have been done with this card in 5 minutes!!! LOL

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

A Swirly Bird Swirly Scribbles Botanical Builders Birthday Card

Okay, you probably want me to put these sets away and play with something else. I've been playing with them mostly because they are still sitting out!!!

This is a very fun and easy card to make.  Beginning with the base, I used a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock that was cut on the short side.  Meaning, this card opens from the bottom and the fold is at the top.

Next I cut a layer of Sweet Sugarplum card stock 4" x 5-1/4". I cut the piece of Whisper White card stock 5" x 3/34".  

I die cut the swirly flower rings using Sweet Sugarplum card stock. \

I cut the flower to the left using a piece of the Peekaboo Peach card stock and the Botanical Builders framelits. The center of the flower is a piece of Very Vanilla. The leaf is cut from a piece of Mint Macaron.  I opted to go with solid leaf because there was too much airy stuff going on with the swirly flower.

I stamped the cute little flowers using the new Dapper Denim ink.  That was the last ink I had left to open.  Hmmm, I wonder if that means I won't be using it as often as I am using the other colors??? That's kind of how I operate!  I placed a tiny little pearl in the center of each of the little flowers.  I colored a larger pearl using a violet Sharpie marker and placed it in the center of the main flower. 

I used a large pop up glue dot on the back of the flower. I added the leaf to that glue dot and then set the flower in place on the swirly rings.  I added the Very Vanilla flower center and then the pearl.

The words are from the "Wetlands" set and stamped using Mint Macaron ink.  And that was it. Pretty easy and pretty quick!

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