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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Masculine Scratchpad Weekend Project

First you need a scratch pad.  You can measure if you wish but I like to just wing it.  I do measure how wide the the scratchpad is but after that I just fold things over edges, mark them with my fingernail and score as I go.  My Island Indigo card stock measures 7-7/16" x 3-1/16".  It's not that important because each scratchpad is going to be different. Scratchpads are not precision work so it will be rare to find a whole pack that is exactly the same, especially if you buy them in bulk.  I had gotten mine in bulk from Staples.  Paper is heavy so you may have to pay a lot for shipping.  Fortunately when I ordered these I needed printer ink so I was able to get my order high enough to qualify for free shipping!!! 

I took a full sheet of cards stock and cut it on the short side at 4-1/4".  I did that so I could use the other side for a future card.  I took the other piece and cut it the width of my scratchpad.  Then I marked the edge of the card stock where the back of the scratchpad lined up to it.  I scored that line.  Then I marked the next edge where the card stock folds over the bound end of the scratch pad.  I scored there too.  Then I measured 2" from that last score and cut the end off.  You don't have to measure.  You can eye it, just make sure you have enough to fold over.  The top edge is tucked under so a fold is showing on the front and not a raw edge. Plus that makes a little side "pocket" for you to slide in the strip of card stock to bind the top piece to the scratchpad.  I took the strip of card stock that was left over from cutting the width of my scratchpad.  I slipped it in the "pocket" and folded it around the scratchpad to the front.  I cut off the end, leaving over an inch of card stock to slip into the other "pocket."

Now for the assembly.  Glue your card stock to the back of the scratchpad.  You can tape it but you need the Sticky Strip.  It just seemed like a lot of Sticky Strip to use and it's not as easy to work with if you get the pad on crooked.  And trust me, it doesn't always want to go on straight.  Glue the card stock to the bonded edge of the scratchpad, plus glue the inside flap to the white paper on the pad.  The bottom photo shows the card stock glued to the back of the scratchpad. You can see the bound edge is not glued or that inside flap.  In the photo the inside flap is facing outward. Once I glue that it will fold in and stick to the white scratch paper.  Do not glue that flap shut or you will not be able to slip that strip of card stock inside.  A note here: Even if you cut your card stock straight and think you glued it on straight, it may not end up straight due to the scratchpad being cut just a little bit crooked.  Don't panic, it will still look fine.

This part is a bit tricky.  Put a little glue on one end of the strip and slip it inside the "pocket."  I glued both sides of the card stock strip with a light layer of glue so it wouldn't ooze out or scrape off.  Then I repeated that for the other side.  Now your scratch pad is ready to decorate as you wish!  

I have a "notes" stamp that I had custom made a LONG time ago.  I use it when I make notepads and notebooks.   Next I stamped the pages with the fish from the "By the Sea" set.  That took a little while to do.  Just a note here.  The image is not as sharp as it is when you stamp on card stock.  Scratchpads are not the greatest quality of paper.  But the image is clear enough and the paper is just going to be written on and tossed out eventually.  And there you have it, a fun notepad from a plain scratchpad.

These are very fun to make and after you make a couple they go pretty fast.  It just takes a little bit of time to get the other end of that strip in.  Just start with a corner of the strip and slowly work it in.  You can bend the strip a little on the end, it won't matter, it won't show.  It will be tucked and glued to the inside!

Have fun making these and thank you SO much for stopping by today,

Monday, September 29, 2014

Traveler Masculine Birthday Card

Today I thought I would make a card using something that was just sitting around in my workroom.  I have no idea why I had this image stamped and just sitting on my worktable. So today I thought I would just make a quick and simple card with it.  Oh and the best part about putting a card like this together is, there was no stamps to clean up when I was done!!!  

I used the wood look embossing folder since I didn't have any other masculine looking background.  I'm sure the dotted one would have looked okay too but I thought I would go with this.  I used Early Espresso card stock since the ink looked like it was Early Espresso.  I punched out the scalloped oval and set it in place using Dimensionals.  The words were done on my computer, and I'm sorry, I do not know what font I used.  I just find ones I like that will work well in the 1-1/4" circle area.  

A find like this makes putting a card together super simple and ever SO quick!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Work of Art Meets World of Dreams

I just can't seem to get enough of that "Work of Art" set.  I love this particular image too! It's so fun and there's lots of things you can do with it.  I try not to use it too often because I want to have some variety on my site!! But there are times when the ideas flow and you just have to run with them.  I have not used this set too much lately so I figured I was safe!!

I used Island Indigo for my blue color and Pistachio Pudding for the green.  Aren't they fun colors together?  

The image from the "World of Dreams" set was stamped using black Memento ink.  The words were done on the computer and punched out using the 1-1/4" circle punch, then the pistachio piece was punched out using the 1-3/8" circle punch and the indigo piece was punched out using the scalloped circle punch.  Once those layers were put together they were set in place using Dimensionals.

I just thought it was a super fun, quick, and easy card to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I Like You Birthday Card

Today I am going to share a card with you that reminds me SO much of the "Bordering on Romance" stamp set.  

I am still working on using the Blendabilities markers.  I'm not very good with them yet.  I am thinking that I still like the blender pen better!! I think I had mastered that technique!  I used the Coastal Cabana assortment and the Old Olive assortment.  I think there is one more assortment I want to get and I think I'm done buying them. No, I don't have them all, just the ones I think I would get the most use out of.

I colored in the flowers and then the leaves.  I used Hello Honey for the center of the flowers and for the three buds sticking out of the top of the medium size flower.  

The words were done on my computer and I set them in place on top of a circle of Hello Honey and a scalloped circle of Coastal Cabana.

It's one of those "clean and simple" cards.  It was easy enough to do. I think I may doe a little research on the "Bordering on Romance" images floating around on the net and see if I can convert some fun ones into the "I Like You" set!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

Friday, September 26, 2014

Work of Art Thank You Card

A few days ago I had made a thank you card for a friend and I wasn't very fond of it, so today I made a new one.  I like this one SO much better.  And I got to play with sequins too!!

The base of my card is Coastal Cabana.  I used Lullaby decorative paper, and Whisper White card stock.  I also used some retired Coastal Cabana ribbon.  I didn't have that color in the current ribbons so I just used what I had.  You can substitute other ribbons as well.  

I used Coastal Cabana ink and the "Work of Art" stamp set here.  I inked up the stamp and stamped 3 times on the card stock (only ink it once and just keep moving the image down).

I stamped the words using the black Memento ink pad.  I stamped the heart using the Hello Honey ink pad and I cut it out by hand.  I set it in place using a Dimensional.  I also added a sequin to the heart and a couple more on top of the card.  I set them in place with Crystal Effects.  I thought it would hold better than tape or regular white glue.  

This was a fun and simple card to make. Plus I just LOVE the colors.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Traveler Masculine Card

Today I had not only ran across a piece of map decorative paper but I also ran across a stamp from Inkadinkado.  I just loved the wording.  And this train went SO well with the wording now, didn't it?  

I used Early Espresso ink.  It's such a dark ink that it looked black.  The base of my card is Crumb Cake, then a layer of Chocolate Chip, and then the map paper.  It was great to be able to use that paper.  It was starting to get wrinkled from sitting around.  

This was a fun card to make and a great masculine card.  I thought it would be fun to use the train image and these words on a notebook.  I think I may whip one up sometime next week!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wondrous Wreath Christmas Card

Today I am going to share a card with you that Terri had ready for her downline to make.  It's from the new Holiday Catalog (page 9).  It even comes with a die and is bundled for a better price!!  I think I'm going to have to order the bundle.  It's such a simple card wot make.  The stamp has a tab on it so you can line it up perfectly every time.  

We stamped the image using the lighter green, then we used a different stamp in the set and a darker green.  You can line up the image perfectly because you can see through the stamp!  And then you add the red berries.  The bow was stamped and cut out with a die too!  No fussy cutting at all!!!

I really like this layout and I'm thinking that I may just use it for our Christmas card this year.  I usually make a snowman card but after all the snow we got last year, I protested and wouldn't even go out and make one! I was even considering having my snowflake tattoos removed!!!  But I didn't!!

I promise I won't show you another Christmas card for a while, I know it's a bit early for them but I didn't want to lose this one before I posted it!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Negative Space Stamping Technique

Today I am going to share with you a card I had received in a "Negative Space Technique" swap. This card was made by Nancy in Terri's downline technique night group.  

It's a little difficult to see but the star is punched out and then the star is punched out using a circle punch.  Then a piece of gold glitter paper was affixed to the circle.  The layers were set in place using Dimensionals.  

This looks like a quick and simple card to make.  The base of the card is Basic Black with a piece of gold striped vellum set on the top and a piece of Washi tape across the front edge of the vellum.  It's a very striking card and this photo does not do it justice.  

You can read more about this technique here.  It's another card made using the technique but a bit more descriptive.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Monday, September 22, 2014

Mixed Bunch

Today I found a fun card made by Mary at Stamp Pretty.  I thought it looked like a fun card to make, and it was.  I stamped the background using the black Memento ink.  I also stamped the larger flower and the flower center with the same ink.  I punched both the flower and the flower center out.  LOVE doing that, no fussy cutting!!!

I did not add any words because I was not sure what I was going to use this card for.  I wanted to make it with no idea for what occasion.  So I will be setting it aside until an occasion arises.  

I LOVE quick cards lately and this one was extremely quick!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Flower Shop Feel for Fall

I wasn't happy with the thank you card I made yesterday so I thought I would try a new one.  I do like this one much better.  I found this fun layout by Shauna at a Card a Day.  I thought I would change the colors up for more of a fall look and go from there.  

I also liked the torn edge paper too.  I use a little trick to get my layers to look good torn.  I make the back layer longer, I usually don't cut the back layer until I'm done with the tearing part.  I even up the bottom edges on both layers and then I rip my card stock.  Then I slide the top layer up a little so it shows the layer and I mark the top of the back layer to where I need to trim it up to look like an even layer on all edges.  Now for this one, my back layer strip wasn't very long to begin with so what I ended up doing was trimming the top layer just a little to make it all look even.  You do whatever it takes to make it look good!!!  

I used the "thank you" from the "An Open Heart" set.  

The base of my card is Whisper White.  The decorative paper is the new Tangelo Twist color and the torn card stock panel is Pumpkin Pie.  I stamped the "Flower Shop" flower using Tangelo Twist.  I also stamped it again using the black Memento ink pad.  I punched out the center using the 3/4" circle punch.  I set the center and the flower on Dimensionals.  

I tied the ribbon in a knot and then I cut it off the spool.  I taped the raw ends on the back of the panel and then taped the panel in place.  

This was a super fun and easy card to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, September 20, 2014

An Open Heart Thank You Card

Tonight I needed to make a thank you card.  I thought I would play with the "An Open Heart" stamp set.  I am not thrilled with this "Lullaby" decorative paper I chose.  I am not sure why I went with it.  I should have picked one or the other.  Since it's so late I think I am going to file this card away and make a different one tomorrow.

They all can't be winners!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

Friday, September 19, 2014

World of Dreams General Card

I saw this fun layout by Sandi on Pinterest.  There was no link attached to the card and the photo didn't have a link with it.  I thought it was such a pretty card.  I didn't want to add the wording because I wasn't sure what I wanted to use the card for.  In leaving it blank I can use it for quite a number of occasions.  I also changed the colors. I wanted to make more of a fall looking card.  

The flowery part is from the "World of Dreams" set and the butterfly is from the "Pappillon Potpourri" set.  I stamped the whole flower image using Wild Wasabi.  I took my blender pen and removed the ink from the flower part.  Then I took the Mossy Meadow ink and touched the ink pad lightly to the greens.  Next I took the Tangelo Twist marker and colored in the flowers.  

The butterfly was stamped using the black Memento ink pad and colored in with the Tangelo Twist and Crumb Cake markers.  I set the butterfly in place using Dimensionals. 

The side panel was embossed using the Beautifully Baroque folder.  I cut the piece in half on the short side and glued it in place.  I don't have a lot of luck with the tape holding and I think it's a waste to use the Sticky Strip to hold it down.  I added a ribbon down the middle to hide the seam.

I layered the piece on a piece of Tangelo Twist card stock and that was set in place on top of a piece of white card stock as the base.  And that was it. Pretty and fun too!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Too Kind Birthday

Today I thought I would play with the "Too Kind" stamp set and use some fallish colors.

I used Tangelo Twist, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, and black Memento.  

I used some lace ribbon at the bottom and tied it with a piece of linen.  

The base of the card is Crumb Cake card stock.

This is a very simple, quick, and fun card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Another Lovely as a Tree with Work of Art Masculine Card

I didn't have to travel too far down Julie's blog to find another fun "Lovely as a Tree" card.  What a great masculine card this is!  And again, it was a very quick and easy card to make. I love those quick and easy ones.  They seem to be the "go to" cards.  You need a card in a hurry and you know just which ones you want to remake!

The base of this card is Crumb Cake.  I also used Wild Wasabi card stock and ink behind the tree.  The tree was stamped first using black Memento ink.  I like that ink VERY much.  It has the crispness of StazOn but it washes off easier.  It's great for using the Blendabilities with.

For the background behind the tree, I stamped the image once and then just moved it down 3 more times, stamping as I went (without reinking).

I told you it was simple!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lovely As A Tree and Work of Art Masculine Birthday Card

I have not played with the "Lovely as a Tree" set in a very long time.  I think it's one of the oldest sets in the catalog.  

I found this card made by Julie at Julie's Stamping Spot.  I loved how she combined the "Lovely as a Tree" set with the "Work of Art" set.  Don't they go together well?  

I used Lost Lagoon for the ink and card stock.  

It's a very quick and easy card to make.  I also used the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set and the Modern Label punch.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Monday, September 15, 2014

Shadow Box Card Technique

Today's card was made by Julie K. from Terri's downline.  This was one of the cards I had received in last month's swap.  I LOVE it when I can participate in the swaps.  I don't always have the time to do that!  But when I do I always get such beautiful cards!!  

This technique is very fun to do too and it's not hard at all.  You need a 4" x 4" piece of designer paper.  Fold it in half and then fold it in half again.  Unfold it and fold each corner to the center of the paper where the fold lines meet (dead center).  Fold back the tips just to the outside of the outer folded edge.

You really need to make sure your paper is a perfect square or it will be off kilter.  And a bone folder will help make those creased on the second and third fold a lot sharper.

See, I told you it was easy to make.  Then all you do is add whatever you'd like on the inside of the shadow box and layer it on some card stock and you are done!!

That's it, easy peasy!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Negative Space Stampin' Up! Technique

Today I'm going to share with you a card that was made by Tanya from Terri's downline.   The swap was for the "Negative Space" technique.  You can see how to do that technique here.  It's a very fun and easy technique to do too!  I LOVE the creativity of these gals in Terri's downline.  

The small butterflies are from the "Beautiful Wings" Embosslit.  

The butterfly is from the "Elegant Butterfly" punch.

And the words are from a set in the current catalog.  I paged through it quickly a couple of times and I didn't run across them.  I obviously don't own them!!

This looks like it would be a very fun and simple card to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Beautiful Bunch Birthday

Okay, I have to say a big YUCK on this one.  It went in a totally different direction than I had in my head.  They all can't be winners now, can they???

For this interesting card I stamped the large flower from the "Beautiful Bunch" set using Hello Honey ink.  I used a blender pen and removed the ink from the center.  I colored in some of the new Tangelo Twist.  Then I colored in the center are using Blackberry Bliss.  

The center of the flower was stamped using Blackberry Bliss and then I colored over it with the Hello Honey marker.  I set it in place using a Dimensional.  

I stamped a couple of flowers from the "Petite Petals" set using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I punched them out and then I colored them using the Hello Honey marker.  It just kept getting worse as I was trying to make it pretty!!! LOL

I stamped the  "Flowering Flourishes" image using Wild Wasabi ink.  I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  Nothing was helping.  I stamped the words from the "Wetlands" set using Blackberry Bliss.  I layered the piece on some Blackberry Bliss card stock.  What a train wreck!!!  I promise I will have a prettier card for you tomorrow.  I even added some pearls to the center of the tiny flowers.  I just don't know when to walk away!  It did not help!!!  LOL

Thank you SO much for taking a look at this mess today!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Blooming with Kindness Sympathy Card

I found this fun card made by Becky at "Scrappin' and Stampin".  I thought it would be a pretty easy card to make.  I liked the layout and the simplicity of the card.  The original card used So Saffron on Very Vanilla card stock, I used Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White card stock.  Becky's post is dated Friday August 31, 2012.  The link doesn't take you directly to the card so I thought I would include the date she posted it so you can narrow it down easier.

I really liked making this card and I wasn't sure where I should go with it as far as the sentiment was concerned so I just stared at it for a while and came to the conclusion that it would make a nice sympathy card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bloom With Kindness One Sheet Wonder Technique

Oh, you guessed it.  I still had the "Bloom with Kindness" stamp set sitting out!!!  But why put things away right away?  You may run across a fun gem like I did with this card and you'd just have to dig everything out again!!! LOL

I found this fun card at "Stamping and Scrapbooking with Deb Valder".  The One Sheet Wonder technique was highlighted here.  I did not use the whole sheet here, I only made the one card.  Though there were a few other layouts I also liked.  I was drawn to this card because of the layout. I especially liked the triangle piece.  

All of the measurements are found on Deb's site.  Even the ones for the black layers.  

I did use a different flower image.  Mine came from the "Bloom with Kindness" set.  And I did not add the thin ribbon to the card. I just stuck with the wider one on the very back of the card.  This card was cut 4-1/4" x 11" and folded on the long side. 

I used the Blendabilities markers to color in the flowers and stems.  I may give this another try using some of the other layouts.  Though I thought it was cool that once you put those layers together you can just play around with them until they are laid out the way that is pleasing to your eyes.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A Bloom with Hope Birthday

 I found this card on the net while surfing for something else.  I got distracted by this card and just had to make it.  I forgot to save the link and now I can't find it.  So, if you know who made this card, please let me know so I can give them the credit they deserve and a link back to their blog. The original card was done using red ink and black decorative paper.

I used the" Bloom with Hope" stamp set.  And the words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.

I used Rich Razzleberry card stock.  And I had used the new Blackberry Bliss for the decorative paper. The colors go nicely together but that wasn't the look I was going for.  

I colored the flowers using the Blendabilities markers.  It went really quick.  I like the markers but I do find that a blender pen gets the same results.  As you color from the center up the ink on the blender pen gets lighter.  Same effect!!!  Anyway, I used the markers and I did like how it turned out.

This was a very easy card to make.  There's lots of fun elements in it.  Rhinestones and pearls, OH MY!! Scalloped punch.  Oh and that layer was set in place using Dimensionals.  The words were also set in place using Dimensionals.  

Such a sweet and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Monday, September 08, 2014

Little Letters Thinlits Book of Spells Halloween Weekend Project

 Today I finished up a project I had started last week.  I worked on it a little at a time because I was too busy with other things that I couldn't devote all of my time to working on it.  It's a very simple project to do too.

First I went to the Dollar Tree and picked up a hard covered book.  They had their Halloween stuff out and I found a package mixture of "things".  Spiders, bats, skulls, and skeletons.  I did have to use my heat tool on them to get them to lay a little flatter, mostly the spiders.  But don't get them too hot and flatten them, they will lose a lot of their detail.  Fortunately there's a lot of pieces in that bag for a dollar that I was able to practice on a few to get the right touch.  For the spiders, once you see the legs start to shorten, stop and put something heavy on top of it.  The book you're going to use will do nicely!!!

Next I did my lettering.  I cut out lots of letters to spell out the word "spells."  I glued 3 letters together to make them a little thicker so they would stand out nicely on the book.

Once I had everything glued in place on the front I did the spine. I took some black card stock and cut strips and glued 3 of them together too.  I wanted to make those fun lines on the top and bottom of the spine to make it look like it was a really old book.  I trimmed them to the thickness of the spine.  When gluing those strips and the letters in place, you want to bend them a little bit so they lay over the spine.  The spine is not completely flat.  

Then I laid the book face up and began the fun.  I put a piece of tissue paper over the book and made a mixture of white school glue (any white glue will work), black paint and some water and I covered the front with it.  The tissue paper would get air pockets but when I tried to push them out with the paint brush the tissue would tear a little, which was okay, it made the book look even older.  Plus I knew I was going to be adding one more layer of tissue paper to it anyway.  After the 2nd layer looked fairly dry I squeezed a sizable amount of black paint on the front and covered it.  I repeated this for the spine and the back.  The back was easy because it was flat but I did make sure that the tissue paper didn't lay perfectly flat on it. I wanted some wrinkles and tears.

After the paint dried I took my book out in the garage and sprayed a layer of clear acrylic spray over the front and added some black ultra fine glitter to it.  I found my glitter at Michael's, it's by Martha Stewart.  I let the spray dry and my book is now ready for Halloween!!!

Those little letters were perfect for this project!!!  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Sunday, September 07, 2014

A Flower Patch Birthday

I had an extremely busy weekend and I thought about not adding a post to my blog today.  But as I was surfing the net I ran across this pretty card made by Joann at "The Crafty Owl's Blog" and I tried to copy it exactly.  I was not successful.  I did not move my flowers far enough over to the right edge to get the words up there.  But it's okay, I still like it.  I think it was the colors that intrigued me more than where the words were placed.  Though now it looks like the bottom is lacking something!!!  Oh well, it is what it is!!!

The set used here is "Flower Patch".  The colors of ink used are Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz, and Bermuda Bay.  I used black Memento ink for the words.

The base of the card is Coastal Cabana.  I did have to fussy cut the center of the top flower.  There was no die for that.  I had thought that maybe the die had slipped out of the container it came in and was somewhere on my worktable.  I didn't really see a spot for it on the card that they dies are stuck to.  I looked in the catalog and it said there were 11 dies.  I counted and I had 11.  *heavy sigh*  I had to get out my scissors and cut.  UGH!  It's such a chore now since I've been spoiled by punches and dies!!!  Once I got the flower cut out (which took all of less than 60 seconds) I taped it on top of the larger flower.  The larger flower was set in place using Dimensionals.  I added Candy Dots to the center of the flowers and one on the white part of the card.

It really was a quick and simple card to make.  I just LOVE the colors.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, September 06, 2014

A Petite Petals Birthday

Oh my, what a fun card I found while surfing the net. I am sorry but I don't have a direct link to the post at "Haley's Paper Garden".  When I found the card it didn't have a direct link. I did try to find it on her blog but gave up after a number of posts. She does have a lovely blog so the search was worth it but unproductive! Her card was done in lighter colors.  I used some fall colors. for my card.  

The colors I used here are the new Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, and the ever so familiar Perfect Plum.  I also used Perfect Plum for the card stock.  Whisper White is the base of my card and the focal part to.  

I did remember to add the pearls in the center of each flower before I took the photo!!!  Yup, I'm getting better at remembering the details!!

The flowers were set in place using Dimensionals.  The words are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set and were stamped using Perfect Plum ink.  I taped the focal layer and the Perfect Plum layer together and then I used Dimensionals on that to attach it to the Whisper White base.

I used the "Petite Petals" set here for the flowers and they were punched out with the matching punch.  Such a quick and simple way to whip up about a hundred cards in no time!   And no, I didn't make a hundred of these!  Just the one!

Isn't it fun?  Such a sweet and simple card, huh?  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Friday, September 05, 2014

A Flower Patch Work of Art

Today's card is a copy from a card I found made by Beth at "Card Creations."  I did change it just a little.  I used different colors and different wording, but for the most part it's a copy!! 

I love the simplicity of this card.  It's got a nice clean look to it too.  I think that is what attracted me to it in the first place.

I changed the colors because I wanted to make a fall looking card.  I used Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist ink pads.  I used the Baked Brown Sugar for the zig zag image from the "Work of Art" set.

I stamped the words from the "Work of Art" set using Tangelo Twist.  

The zig zag part was an interesting little technique.  You take the marker and color in the bottom strip.  Then you stamp off.  Next you color in the second strip and stamp off.  And finally you color in the top strip but you don't stamp off. You huff on the image to moisten all of the ink and then you stamp on your card stock.  Isn't that a cool little technique?

The flowers are from the "Flower Patch" set and they were cut out using the matching die!  I LOVE stamp sets that have matching punches or dies!!  They sure do save a lot of time.

The focal piece was put together using a dimensional on the center flower.  The rest of the flower and petals were just taped in place.  The panel was set in place on a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock and Dimensionals were added to the back.  SO simple and so sweet!!!

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Work of Art Masculine Card

I REALLY like playing with the "Work of Art" set.  Tonight I thought I would take some fallish colors and make a masculine card using it.  I wanted to keep away from ribbons, buttons, and bows.  

I kept it simple.  I used Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist ink pads.  The card stock is Mossy Meadow and Whisper White.  

The words are from the "Wetlands" set.  And there you have it.  A super easy, quick, and simple looking masculine card!

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Blooming with Kindness

This card is unfinished because I do not know what I want to use it for!  It would be a great birthday card, get well card, Mother's Day card, or a thinking of you card.  I jut didn't know what sentiment to put on it so I left it blank so I can use it when an occasion arises.  

I used Crumb Cake for the base of my card.  I used a scrap piece of Crumb Cake dotted paper from the Neutrals pack.  I also trimmed that piece using the Ribbon punch.  I taped the piece to the edge of the decorative paper and I hid the seam with the edge of the Cherry Cobbler seam  binding.  

I used the "Blooming with Kindness" set and I stamped the image using Cherry cobbler ink.  I stamped the stem using the Wild Wasabi marker.  

When I am in need of a card, I will be stamping the words in the bottom right corner.  

This was a very fun card to make and I think I might make a couple more blank ones to have on hand!

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Petite Petals Wedding Card - Stamp a Stack

Tonight's post is going to be a quick one.  This is final card I did at Terri's Stamp A Stack a few weeks ago.  Yup, I was holding out on you!  This was my favorite of all of the beautiful cards we made.  I decided to make my card into wedding cards.  It's nice to have a few on hand.  

The word set used here is "Yippee-Skippee".  The background is from the "Decorative Dots" folder.  The punches here are the 2" & 3-1/2" circle punch, the pansy punch and the Petite Petals punch.  There's not a whole lot of stamping going on here.  You don't think about that until you are done with the card and realized you made a beautiful card with only one word stamp!!!  

In the center of each flower is a rhinestone.  It just finishes off the flowers, doesn't it?  

The card stock used here is Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  Oh and the ink is Smoky Slate.

This was an extremely fun and easy card to make.  And like I said, it was my favorite of all the cards we made!

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Monday, September 01, 2014

A Wetlands Work of Art Masculine Birthday

My card today was inspired from a card made by Lisa at "Add Ink and Stamp."  I frequently stalk her blog!!!  I loved how the sky looked with goose so I had to give it a try.  I didn't have the feather stamp that Lisa used but I did have the decorative paper but I opted not to use it.  

I first stamped the goose and then the sky.  I liked what I saw, it was exactly how I imagined it turning out.  Since I wasn't going to add the decorative paper or the feathers, I thought I needed to go in another direction with this.  So I just trimmed up my card stock and added a Basic Gray layer behind it.  I did not make the base of the card Pool Party, I used Whisper White but I did add a Pool Party layer.  And I added the Baked Brown Sugar image (stamped off once) to the ground area.

Now for the words.  I needed to fill that bottom right space so I punched out a Basic Gray round scallop and a 1-3/8" Pool Party circle.  The words are from my computer and I punched them out using the 1-1/4" circle punch.  I layered them all together and set them in place using Dimensionals.

It's a very simple card to make.  I'm still in awe of the sky!!!

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