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Friday, November 29, 2013

Warmth & Wonder Festive Flurry

Today I had fun making this wintry card.  I used the snowflake folder, an oval die, the Festive Flurry stamp set and die and the tree from the "Warmth & Wonder" set

The base of my card is Soft Sky.  I think it's such a pretty soft blue color.  It helps me not miss Bashful Blue as much!  I stamped the tree and the snowflake in the Soft Sky too.  

This card was a bit tricky but not too bad.  You need to get the tree lined up in the oval.  The best way to do that is to trace the oval after you have embossed the piece and cut it out.  You can use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to line the tree up inside the oval or just eye it. I eyed it and did pretty well.  

Once the tree was stamped I used some Crystal Effects on a toothpick and dotted it all over the tree.  Then I used Dazzling Diamonds so the tree had some glitz and glam to it!  Then I set the tree part behind the embossed piece. I used Dimensionals to hold it in place and give it a window look.

The snowflake was added using Dimensionals as well.  And I also added some rhinestones to the snowflake so it didn't look so plain.  It's got some sparkle to it now!  

This was fun to make and very easy too!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Festive Flurries and Season's of Style Washi Tape

First of all I would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  I am pre-posting this so I could take the day off to cook and bake and enjoy my family.  I am very thankful for my family and friends.  I'm thankful for all I have.  And I'm thankful for all of you who take your time to stop by and read my ramblings!  Have a wonderful day!

Today I played with the "Festive Flurries" stamp set and die.  I hope this isn't inviting snow to my area!!!  It's cold here but no snow yet.  I LOVE snow but I'm just not ready for it yet.

I used the "Petals a Plenty" embossing folder for the background texture.  Then I added 3 strips of the Christmas "Season of Style" Washi Tape.  I wished I would have added them to the other side of the card.  I think having them on the right makes the card look like it's upside down!!!

Next I stamped the snowflake and used the die to cut it out.  Those dies are wonderful, it sure beats cutting these little guys out by hand.  If I had to do that I would only make one (ever!!!).  The ink color I used here is Pear Pizzazz.  

It's a very simple card to make and colorful too!  I would make more but next time I would put my Washi tape on the left side.  Don't you think it looks like it's upside down?  LOL

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Chock Full of Cheer Christmas Card

Today's card was found at Ruth's Craft with Ruth dot com.

This is a great use of the Washi tape!!  So simple and every so quick too.

The words are from the "Chock Full of Cheer" set.  And the base of the card stock and ink are Cherry Cobbler.

And that is it!  Wow, huh?

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Santa's List Christmas Card

Here is another card from Terri's extremely fun and fabulous Stamp A Stack.  

This is the card that made me fall in love with that stamp set (Santa's List) and it obviously made my sister fall in love with it too because she bought it!  

This was a very easy card to make.  The 3-1/2" circle punch was used on a small piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  The Santa was cut out using the 2-1/2" circle die.  He was stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The paper is from the "Seasons of Style" 12" x 12" pack in the mini catalog.

And a Cherry Cobbler 1" ribbon was tied in a knot and set in place using a Dimensional.  And it was all attached to a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.

Simple and pretty too!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Santa's List Christmas Card

My sister came over last night to play in my workroom and she brought her new stamps sets with her!!!  Lucky day for me!!!  I wanted this Santa stamp but I didn't order it.  I had too many other new ones that I will hardly play with.  So as she was doing the things she came over to do I was stamping some Santa images to play with later.  Then it dawned on me that I should look for some samples that I would like to make and see what color of ink I should use on the set.  And then I ran into this card!  I just LOVED it.  I think it's the half doily that really caught my eye.  Well, actually the whole card is wonderful but there are parts of the card that caught my attention the most.  The half doily is one and the dotted paper is the other.  And once it's all put together you get an adorable card!

I found this card here.  And I knew I just HAD to make it.  We didn't have the same word stamp that was used on the original card so my sister suggested we use the one from her new word set.  I don't know the name of that set.  But I do know that Santa came from the "Santa's List" set.  

The base of this card is Chocolate Chip, as well as the ink used.  The Real Red piece is cut 3" x 4-1/4".  The dotted paper is from the "Season of Style" paper pack and was cut at 1-1/4"x 3-3/4".  I clipped from the edge to the center to form the ribbon look.  The paper doily was cut in half and placed behind the red piece.  The Santa was cut out using the 3-1/4" circle die.  The circle was sponged and then taped in place.  Such an easy card to make.  

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Warmth & Wonder Christmas Card

My card does not come from Pinterest today!  Shocker, I know!!! LOL  I actually thought of one on my own!  And I got to play with the Washi tape again! I just LOVE that stuff.  I hope Stampin' Up! comes out with some for Valentine's Day!

I used the new Gumball Green for the base of my card and the Raspberry Ripple for the accent color.

The first think I did was cut my card stock.  The white measures 3-5/8" x 4-7/8".  Then I added the Washi tape.  The images were stamped on next and that was it.  It's a super easy and quick card to make.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Flowering Flourishes Festive Flurry Snowflake Card

Today I found a fun and beautiful snowflake card.  I thought it was just stunning.  You can see the original card here.  I was at Terri's Stamp-a-Stack and it was on her display boards from swaps that she had participated in.  

You need a piece of the silver foil paper.  It's so shiny!  And you will need some Whisper White card stock.  

The Flowering Flourishes set was used to make the beautiful Flourish which was stamped using the Smok Slate ink pad and stamped off once.  Straight from the pad is just too dark.

Then the snowflakes were done using the Festive Furry set and the dies.  You also need a piece of the silver glitter paper.  I am not overly fond of the star in the center and I wish I would have just laid it on the center of the snowflake first so I could see how it looked before setting it in place (crooked).  I think I would have added a larger glittered circle instead.  

The layered piece was set in place using Dimensionals  Oh and that piece measures 4-1/4" x 3"  (the white piece).  

The glittered circles are 3/8" circles.

The top snowflake is the second largest in the set.  And the die that is used to cut it out is also the same die used to cut a piece out of the silver glitter paper.  Then the next largest snowflake was used, using the ink directly from the pad.  Unlike the smaller snowflake that used the ink stamped off once.  It's just too dark to use it right from the pad.  I tried that.  Not so pretty!!  

The greetings are from the new  "Endless Wishes" Photopolymer Stamp set.  Those are such fun sets.  Lots of pieces to them and not a lot of money!! Plus you can see where you are stamping it.  

That about covers it all.  So if you are going to make one, try setting a 1/2" glittered circle in the center of the snowflake instead of the star.  

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Winter Frost Designer Bag Weekend Project

I found this fun bag while surfing on Pinterest.  I have spent WAY more time on that site than I planned to!!!  And I know I'm not the only one who can say that!!  But there are fun things on there and I have learned stuff too.  So I guess that makes being on there ok, right?  Can you see that I'm trying to get some allies to help me justify the time I spend on Pinterest?  LOL 

This bag was actually very simple to make.  And when I go to make more of them I am going to change the pattern just a little bit.  I am going to make a score line in the middle of the sides and an upside down "V" from corner to corner, meeting in the middle.  I don't care much for bags that sort of form the fold line on the sides.  I like the crisp lines and I like my bag to fold with the score lines.  It has a much cleaner and neater look.  Ok, with that said I will continue!  I added a bit of bling to the bottom corner.  I had made these scored circle things a while back for a card swap and I had an extra one that was just sitting on my counter.  It must have been sitting there for this very reason!!!  See, this is why I never throw out stuff!!  

To close the top of the bag, you punch a couple of holes and tie a bow.  There's lots of other ways you can close the bag too.  I am thinking that my next one may close with Velcro.  That way I could move the rosette looking thing up to the tip of the flap.  Or move the rosette thing down a little below the tip of the bag so that tip fits behind the rosette thing and stays closed that way.  LOTS of options for the closure on the bag.

One tip on the bag.  Watch the video carefully.  You are directed well on the scores and the first cutting but when it comes to cutting the sides you have to remember to leave a little paper on each side so you have something to glue the sides to.  And use glue!  Snail won't stick for long and Sticky Strip is difficult to work with when you are doing long strips.  I don't have a lot of luck with taping long sides of bags like that.  Glue is my fixative of choice here.  Okay, I think that is it!!!  You can find the instructions to make this bag here.  

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Collectibles Christmas Bulb Card

I was SO excited to share with you this fun bulb card that I had made at Terri's FABULOUS Stamp-a-Stack earlier last week.  We had some VERY fun and pretty cards to make. I had a great time and I'm going to share with you the cards I made.  I posted one on the 15th.  We made 5 different cards (3 of each).  This is the second one I made.

I LOVE Washi tape.  The Season of Style Washi Tape is SO festive.  This tape is extremely easy to use too.  You just cut or rip it off and stick it to your card stock.  It doesn't get much easier than that! 

The bulb is from the "Christmas Collectibles" set.  I stamped the image 3 times.  You punch them out and fold each one in half.  Then you glue or tape the bulbs together.  Then you tape it to the front of the card, just below the last row of Washi tape.  Tie a piece of ribbon and tape that in place above the bulb.  Stamp the words and you are done!  So simple, so quick and SO SO cute!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Warmth & Wonder Christmas Card

I have made SO many Christmas cards over the years for samples that I think I could actually remove them all from my stash and send them out without having to make an additional card this year!!!  But I won't because I just can't part with them!!! LOL  And besides, I usually make a snowman, take a photo and use that as our Christmas cards.  Which, by the way, I need to get started on!  I don't want to be stuck at the last minute making our cards!  

Today's card comes to you from Sandy at Stamp with Sandy. I had run across this card while looking for something else and I had to add it to my Pinterest board.  I thought it was a fun card.  I did change the background paper because I didn't have the same kind that Sandy used.  Mine came from the "Season of Style" decorative paper stack.  I had a scrap piece sitting on my worktable so I thought I would use it.  It was a bit narrow but it worked and it looks great on this card.  I also changed the Crumb Cake background. I stamped the snowflakes on using Crumb Cake ink instead of VersaMark.  

This was a super easy card to make and it's also cute!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Envelope Maker Party Popper Weekend Project

I actually accidentally ran across this fun Party Popper while surfing for the Santa card I made yesterday.  I thought I would give this a whirl.  I did like to play with the party popper die that Stampin' Up! use to sell but this is a great replacement.  I get to use the envelope punch.  I want to wear that thing out before it retires!!! LOL

I used Soft Sky paper on mine and I used the snowflake paper from the "Winter Frost" paper stack.  And I did layer that decorative paper on top of a piece of Basic Gray card stock.  I had cut the card stock 1-7/8" x 1-3/8" and I cut the decorative paper 1/8" less on two sides.  I added some pearls all around the piece and I called it done!  My plan was to put a die cut snowflake on it but I just went with the pearls instead.  

You can find the directions for this fun party popper here at LibbyStamps.   There is a video and written instructions.  I much prefer the written instructions.  I find that the videos tend to waste more time.  I don't care much for watching people cut or score or even embellish.  Just show me the finished product, the instructions with measurements and let me play!  I can cut and score and embellish without having to see that being done!  Just the basics is all I really need in a video.  So when I see that the designer has written instructions too I tend to go there instead!  Anyway, have fun making these!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Color Me Christmas Christmas Card

I'm not sure why I bought this stamp set.  Maybe because it had a cutesie look to it!  I'm not sure.  But I have it and I need to make some cards with it.  

While surfing for some inspiration I ran a cross a card that looked much like this!  I say "much like this" because I had to change a couple of things on it because I didn't have the items.  I changed the ribbon and I changed the words.  The circle is also different. I used a circle punch and the original one was done using the Framelets Circle dies.  I don't have those yet.  I do have an older set of them but they are not Stampin' Up! and they don't have any of the same sizes in them.  So odd!  

I do like how the card turned out.  It's festive and fun!

The original card was made by Wendy Aungst.  I could not find her web site to link to it.  I did find the card in the page of cards here if that helps you to see the original!

I could see myself making a bunch of these cards.  As long as the decorative paper from the "Season of Style" pack holds out!!

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Snow Day Snowman Card

Today's card comes to you from "Stamp with Amy K's" blog.  I bought this set because I LOVE snowmen.  I mean I REALLY do LOVE snowmen!  As many of you know I make at least one every year (providing we have the wet sticky snow to make one - though one very cold year I did bring the snow in the house to warm it up and I made a small snowman - now tell me that isn't LOVE!!! LOL).

Anyway, I am not having as much fun with this set as I thought I would.  So I decided to go on the net for some inspiration.  I did find a card that I totally liked so I thought I would copy it. 

I did change the words at the bottom but for the most part it's exactly like the original card.

The snowman is stamped using Soft Sky and the card stock used here is Soft Sky as well.  And the stamping is done on Whisper White.  I used Cherry Cobbler for the red parts and black StazOn for the darker parts.  The hat was colored in using a marker.  I didn't have the Soft Sky marker (I don't know why I am missing that marker) so I stamped the hat using the Soft Sky ink pad and used a blender pen to remove the ink I didn't want and colored in those areas with the Cherry Cobbler marker.  Missing marker problem solved on this card.

It's an easy card to make and  now I'm off to look for more snowman inspiration.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Color Me Christmas Christmas Tree Card

I though it was now time to post some Christmas cards.  I was going to wait a bit longer but I realized that people are starting to look for ideas for their Christmas cards.  I realized that when I was surfing for some Christmas card ideas myself.  

I had run across a card by Amy O'Neill.  I took part of her layout on the background and that was about it.

I liked the embossed "X"'s. I didn't have the same decorative paper she used so I used a piece from the"Season of Style" paper pack. I didn't have the same stamp set she used so I used the tree from the "Color Me Christmas" set.  I didn't have the same color ribbon so I used some red taffeta that I had.  Other than the embossed edges this card doesn't look much like Amy's card at all.  That just proves that you can find inspiration in any card you see.  Pick a part you like from one card (or several cards) and put a card together to create an original card!!  The best of the best!!!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Festive Flurry Holiday Card

Today I am going to share with you one of the cards I made at Terri's FABULOUS Stamp-a-Stack last night.  I had such a great time and she had some wonderful cards to make!

I LOVE snowflakes and this card was right up my alley!  The "Festive Flurry" set was used here.  We stamped the image on Whisper White card stock and then punched it out with the 2-1/2" circle punch. The layer behind it was cut out using the 3" circle die and the Bigshot.  Those two pieces were taped together.  

The color of the base of the card and that 3" circle are Pool Party.  The decorative paper is from the  "Winter Frost" Designer Paper pack.  And in the middle of the snowflake is a pearl.  SO pretty.  A very soft and elegant looking card, isn't it?  And not to mention super quick to make!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Blooming With Kindness

While looking for a different image I ran across this one and had to make it.  I don't remember where I saw it.  I'm usually pretty good at keeping track of my footprints on the net but sometimes I just get lost!  So if you know the original designer of this card, please let me know so I can give the person the credit they are due.  Note: edited 11-13-13 The original card can be found here at Sleepy in Seattle.  

This is a super simple card.  It takes one sheet of Whisper White card stock and a piece of colored card stock.  On mine I used Coastal Cabana and Coastal Cabana ink.  

I cut my card stock in half and folded one of the pieces in half.  Then I cut the other piece in half and embossed it using the "Framed Tulips" folder.  Then I trimmed the paper close to the outer embossed frame on it.  

I cut my Coastal Cabana piece 3-1/8" x 4-3/8".  I cut my white piece 3" x 4-1/4".  I stamped the image and then the words.  And that was it.  Extremely simple and ever so quick!!!  I am thinking about making some gift packs of birthday cards using this image.  It's perfect for that and pretty too!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Simply Sketched Birthday

I thought this card was SO pretty when I saw it.  I found it at "Sleepy in Seattle".  I thought her card was so striking that I just HAD to make it.  You can see the original card here.  

I did change it every so slightly.  For my card I used Whisper White for the base.  I took a piece of Pool Party and cut it to 5-1/4" x 4".  Then I stamped the "Hello Doily" stamp using the White Craft ink.  I also embossed it using white embossing powder.  I had originally stamped one in white ink and then used the Heat and Sick powder with glitter but the white ink disappeared and all I saw was a clear doily with glitter.  It was pretty but not the look I was going for.  

I stamped the bird on a piece of scrap paper and punched it out using the 2" circle punch.  The Pool Party circle behind it is a 2-1/8" circle.  I set it in place using Dimensionals.  I added a piece of white Taffeta and then made and attached a bow.  

The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.  One of my favorite word sets.  On the original card the words are stamped directly on the Pool Party piece.  I didn't think I had enough room on my piece to do that.  I like how mine turned out and if you don't go to see the original card than you will think this one looks just fine too!!! LOL

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Monday, November 11, 2013

The Open Sea Masculine Card

I do so LOVE "The Open Sea" set.  It's one of the few masculine sets Stampin' Up! sells.  I found this layout at Kari's "Teigerlily Designs" site.  I thought it looked like a nice crisp clean masculine card.  Oh and not to mention easy to make too!

I did change the color of the blue ink.  She had used Midnight Muse.  I used Night of Navy only because I didn't have any Midnight Muse decorative paper.  I also changed the design on the paper from some geometric shapes to polka dots.  It works for me.  I like the simplicity of the card and I like the colors I used.  The base of the card is Crumb Cake and Crumb Cake ink was used for the background image.  

White taffeta was tied around the card and tied in a knot on the front.  It doesn't get much simpler than that!  

I was going to label this post "Masculine Monday" but I opted not to because I figured when Monday rolls around next week I will have made a bright flowery card and have completely forgotten about Masculine Monday!!! LOL

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Gorgeous Grunge Bring on the Cake

I have not played with the "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp set enough.  I thought I would play with some bright colors for this birthday card.  

I stamped the image on a 1/4 sheet of Whisper White card stock and just stamped the images three times across the card.  I started in the middle with Daffodil Delight, then I went to Pumpkin Pie and at the very bottom I added the Real Red.  Above the yellow I used Wild Wasabi and above that is Pacific Point.

I added a little more yellow using the smaller stamp with the big splash on it.

I cut the stamped card stock to 2-1/8".  I wish I would have paid better attention to the size, I could have gotten 3 pretty even strips out of it.  And I'm sure I could use the smaller strip on a card but I didn't!  But I did get two cards so that was ok.  

The words are from the "Bring on the Cake" set.  I stamped them using Black StazOn and sponged the edges with Pacific Point.  I used the large scallop punch and Basic Black card stock for the layer.  It's a pretty simple card to make and I did succeed in making a brightly colored card!  

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Friday, November 08, 2013

A Simply Sketched Birthday

I thought I would play with some fun things I have sitting around here.  I ran across my polka dot decorative paper and my fun seam binding ribbon.  I wanted to make a simple card.  This one did turn out simple and also a bright and cheery card too.  

I added a piece of embossed card stock to the folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I tied a ribbon around the decorative paper strip and then taped that piece in place on top of the card base.  

The words are from the "Simply Sketched" set and were stamped using black StazOn.  I punched it out with the large oval punch and then I punched a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock using the scalloped oval punch.  I taped the two pieces together and then set it in place using Dimensonals.  It doesn't get much simpler than that!

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

A Blooming With Kindness Birthday

Saturday is my sister-in-law's birthdays.  They are twins so I made them both the same card (like I always do).  

This was a fun and easy card to make.  I used the Rock & Roll technique.  First I stamped the flower  from "Blooming With Kindness" using Daffodil Delight.  Then I took the Pumpkin Pie pad and rolled the edges of the stamp around on it. Then I took the pad and touched the corners of it to the middle areas on the flower to give them a little color.  

I also used the "Gorgeous Grunge" set and stamped off on the dotted image.  I stamped it 3 or 4 times on the card stock.  I used Pumpkin Pie ink for that too. Plus the words were stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink and they came from the "Simply Sketched" set.  

I trimmed the corners using the Envelope Maker.  Such a quick and slick way to make rounded corners.  

The base of my card is Daffodil Delight and the layer behind the Whisper White is Pumpkin Pie.  And there you have it.  A super easy and very pretty birthday card!

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Walk in the Wild Masculine Card

I still say that one can never have enough masculine cards!  Today I was inspired to make this card after seeing one similar to it on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.  I believe it's a note size card.  I made the card into a full size card by adding the note size part at the top and a sentiment at the bottom.  

The base of my card is Always Artichoke.  The next layer is Pear Pizzazz.  The moose is stamped using black StazOn.  The technique here is the Painter's Tape Technique.  It's an easy technique to do too.  You take a strip of painter's tape and lay it across your ink pad and tap across it with your fingers to pick up the ink.  Then you lay it across your image and tap your fingers across it to transfer the ink.  I am going to be making this card for a swap so I need to make 11 more.  I took the painter's tape and stuck pieces of it in the 3 rows on my clear block.  I probably have 6 or 7 strips thick of tape.  I actually used the back side of the tape and not the sticky part.  It's textured the same as the sticky part so it really didn't matter.  I set the 3 pieces on my block.  One in the grass, one on the moose and one in the sky.  I used Pear Pizzazz for the grass, Baked Brown Sugar for the moose and Soft Sky for the sky.  I inked them up on the block and stamped them all at once.  I did turn the block over so I could press on the tape more.  When I make these for the swap I am going to add a bit of removable tape to the card stock so I can turn it over without it slipping and make the whole process go faster.  And I did move the center block of tape over a bit so it got more on the moose instead of on the his backside!  

The words are from the "Bring On the Cake" set and they were stamped using the Baked Brown Sugar ink.

And there you have it. An easy and fun masculine card!

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Festive Flurry

Today I am going to share with you a Christmas card I made using the "Festive Flurry" set.  I don't plan on making a lot of Christmas cards this month.  Or at least early this month.  I have some fall and Thanksgiving cards I am in the process of making that I will be sharing with you.  But every now and then I get an idea for a Christmas card and of course I will HAVE to share it with you!  

Today I found this fun layout on Pinterest.  You can see it here.  It's a sweet butterfly and flowers card.  But the Labeled Love set was used and the layout is as you see it here.  I liked how the centers of the stamped image was punched out, as well as the image itself.  I had added tiny little snowflakes from the "Warmth & Wonder" hostess set.  There aren't many small Christmas or winter images in the catalog this year.  I LOVE using the smaller images.  Oh well, maybe next year!  Anyway, I stamped those little snowflakes and I punched them out using the little flower punch.  The tips of the snowflakes fit in there pretty well.  I did cut a few tips off  but it's still pretty.  

Now for the instructions to make this card.  The base of the card and ink used is Coastal Cabana. Now here I thought the new in colors were so spring like that I wouldn't be using them in the fall and winter.  I was wrong!  I took a piece of the decorative paper from the "Winter Frost" paper stack.  I trimmed it to 4" x 5-1/4".  I taped it in place.  The Labeled Love images were stamped and punched out.  The centers were punched out using the 3/4" circle punch.  Punch that center circle first and then the stamped image.  If you do it the other way you will need to attach the piece to a small piece of post it paper so it will fit in the punch and you will be able to hang onto it at the same time.  

Next I punched out 1" squares (three of them) and set them in place behind the Labeled Love piece using Dimensionals.  I then took those punched out snowflakes and added them using Dimensionals.  The words are from the "Warmth & Wishes" set.  I used the Envelope Maker to round my corners.  I sponged  that piece and centered it on the card. Then I taped the Labeled Love pieces in place.  And for the final thing I added some medium size rhinestones to the background snowflakes and tiny ones to the snowflakes inside the Labeled Love images.  And that's it.  It sounds more complicated and more work than it really is.

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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Festive Flurry

There's snow in our forecast.  It won't last because the ground is too warm but still, it's snow and it's heading this way!  So in light of that information and with Halloween behind us, it's time for winter and Christmas cards.  Though I do have plans for some fall cards.

I thought I would play with the new "Stylish Stripes" background embossing folder.  It's such a fun looking impression, isn't it?  

The snowflake is from the "Festive Flurry" set.  And the decorative papers are from the "Winter Frost" Designer Series paper stack.  I just used some scrap strips I had and added them to the background piece.  I also added a piece of the silver glitter paper.  It looks darker on here than it is in person.  I think it was a lighting issue here!

I added some rhinestones to the snowflake and set it in place using Dimensionals.  

This would be a great card for all winter long.  It could be a Christmas card, a thinking of you card, a get well card and even a birthday card!  I just like the simplicity of the card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, November 02, 2013

A Serene Silhouettes Birthday

Today's card is from one of Terri's fabulous Stamp a Stacks.  I just finished putting these together tonight.  I should really finish my cards at the event but sometimes I drag my feet and get behind so my sister is ready to move on and I'm not.  I just pack up my pieces and move to the next set of cards.  And when I get home I'm suppose to put the cards together. But I don't always have time.  Tonight I had a little time to finish up one of the sets of cards.  I am in dire need of cleaning up my workroom and getting these little projects done.  So it is a good feeling to get something (even one little thing) accomplished in my workroom!  Anything to help improve it!

The set used here is the "Serene Silhouette".  The "Happy Birthday Wishes" is from the "Simply Sketched" hostess set.  I have used the words from that set a lot.  They just fit so well in the oval punch.  

The decorative paper here is from the "Modern Medley" pack.  And the image is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock and then cut out using the "Deco Label Collection" dies.  The oval punch was used on the words and the oval scallop punch for behind the words.  

This was a very fun card to do and SO easy to put together.  I love the elegant look of the black on white (or vanilla).  It's just SO pretty.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

Friday, November 01, 2013

Wetlands Masculine Card

I was doing a search for a fun "Wetlands" card that I could copy and I ran across this one made by Julia at Paper into Love.  There were other cards in my search but this one caught my eye and I knew I just HAD to make it!  So I did!!!

I found it to be a very fun and easy card to make.  I think I should have made the Whisper White background piece a bit smaller so more of the Soft Sky card base paper showed.  But either way it's still pretty.  

There were no instructions or measurements on the site so I will provide them for you here.  The top square is 1" and the square below it is 1-1/4".  Just stamp and punch!  You know you are going to love that!

Then I just guessed where to score the lines on the upper left.  I started at 3/4" from the right side and just scored 3 consecutive lines on my scoring board.  I also took a piece of card stock and just angled it so I knew how far down to go with each score line.  

The words came with the set.  Not much more to tell you about this fun and easy card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,