Saturday, September 9, 2017

Painted Harvest


Hello, thanks for stopping by.  It's been awhile since I posted so I appreciate you hanging in there with me.  My share today is with the new Painted Harvest stamp set found in the Stampin' UP! holiday catalog on page 49.  I absolutely love this set.  It makes gorgeous flowers with very little effort.  For this card I stuck with the "traditional" fall colors.  I do classes with a fellow demonstrator and we just hosted a Christmas/Fall workshop.  This was my fall contribution.

Measurements:
Very Vanilla: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 folded in half at 4-1/4 for the card base, 4 x 5-1/4
Early Espresso: 1-1/4 x 4
Painted Autumn design paper: 1 x 4
Crushed Curry mini chevron ribbon: 5" and then about 3" for the knot

Instructions:
  • Using Crushed Curry ink and the largest flower image, stamp randomly on Very Vanilla layer 3 times
  • using the smaller flower and Cajun Craze ink stamp over the large flowers
  • the flower center is stamped with Soft Suede, stamped off then onto card layer
  • little dots are stamped with Early Espresso ink in the center of the flowers
  • with Lemon Lime Twist ink randomly stamp the solid leaf image
  • with Garden Green stamp the detailed leaf image over the solid images
  • stamp greeting with Early Espresso, adhere layer to card base
  • adhere dsp (design series paper) to the Early Espresso strip
  • wrap 5" piece of ribbon around dsp and adhere to the back, then adhere to card front
  • tie a knot around your ribbon using the 3" piece of ribbon
  • stamp leaves on inside of card - see below

That's it for today, thanks again for stopping by.  I greatly appreciate it!!




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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Detailed Dragonfly




Hello, it's so good to see you here.  I have been missing for awhile, but I'm back now.  My share today was put together with some paper scraps I had laying on my table.  A while back I had stamped the dragonfly and then never did anything with it.  I was tidying up my area and ran across it so thought I would put it to good use. 
Card Recipe:
Base: Crumb Cake, 8½ x 5½ folded in half at 4¼
Whisper White: 2¾ x 2¾ & 4½ x 3¼
Elegant Eggplant: finished size 2 5/8 x 2 5/8, cut with Stitched Shape Framelits, square
Design Series Paper: Eastern Palace Specialty - 1 x 5½, Subtle Stack Wisteria Wonder 1 x 5
Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper 4½ x 3¼
Stamp Sets: Timeless Textures, Jar of Love
Ink: Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Clear Wink of Stella, VersaMark
Accessories: Stitched Shape Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, white embossing powder

Directions:
  • using the flourish stamp from Timeless Textures, stamp the card base using crumb cake ink
  • using the polka dots from the same set, stamp randomly with Sahara Sand ink
  • punch both of the 1" strips with the Banner Triple punch, adhere to card base
  • make some splatters on the Elegant Eggplant square with the clear wink of stella pen.  You can do this by hitting the wink of stella against another marker
  • using VersaMark ink and the Jar of Love set, stamp Hello onto the Elegant Eggplant square, heat emboss with white embossing powder. Adhere to white square and then to card base.
  • on the other whisper white piece trace the largest detailed dragonfly thinlit with a pencil.  Samp the wings randomly using the flourish stamp and Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant inks.  Make sure you clean the stamp between each color.  Fussy cut just the wings, you don't need the body for this part.
  • cut the largest detailed dragonfly from the glimmer paper and adhere to the wings you stamped.  Add to Elegant Eggplant square
Well, that does it for today.  Thank you so much for stopping by!!  I really appreciate it.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Rockets for Tanner

 
 
Hello, welcome to my blog.  My share today are items for my grandson's 6th birthday.  He is having a space themed party today so I had to dig out my punch art skills.  For his card, I started with a card base of Whisper White, added a layer of real red and then a layer of Basic Black.  With the largest circle from the Layering Circle framelits I made a moon out of Basic Gray.  for the "craters" I used the ¾" punch, ½" punch and the largest hand-held circle punch.  The Rocket is made from the Layering Oval framelits, the Up & Away thinlits, the Owl punch (for the black and silver circles), and the Blossom Bunch punch.  The stars were punched from gold glimmer paper and the star border punch.  The 6 is cut from silver foil using the Large Numbers framelits.  My daughter made juice bottles into rockets and wanted a sign for the table.  This is what I came up with for her.


All of the same supplies were used on this rocket with the exception of the Owl Punch.  I used the ¾" circle punch and the  ½" circle punch.  The stars on the sign were punched from one of the retired star punches.  My base is Thick Whisper White card stock and the letters were cut from Basic Black using the Large Letters framelits.  All of the measurements and supplies list are below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Measurements:
Card Base - Whisper White, 11 x 4¼ scored at 5½
Real Red - 5¼ x 4
Basic Black - 5 x 3¾
scraps of Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer paper and Silver Foil paper
Sign:
Thick Whisper White - 10 x 8½, scored at 5"
scraps of Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Foil

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Snow Friends Thank You

 
 
Hello, welcome to my blog.  My share today is a thank you card I made using the snow friends framelits die.  I love purple and snowmen, so combined them to get this card.  I started off with a card base of Elegant Eggplant and then layered it with Wisteria Wonder passed through the big shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  My "snow" is a strip of dazzling details glimmer paper, cut in half with a wavy line.  I then layered the 2 halves on top of each other.  I used shimmery white to cut out my snowman using the Snow Friends framelits. The hat also was cut from the same framelit set.  The hat band is just a hand cut strip of real red glimmer paper.  I also used the real red glimmer paper to cut out a heart using the owl builder punch.  My greeting is stamped in Elegant Eggplant using the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.

 
 
For the inside of the card a adhered a layer of whisper white card stock stamped with snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes set.  The sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.
 
Card recipe:
 
base - Elegant Eggplant, 5½ x 8½ folded in half at 4¼
Wisteria Wonder - 5¼ x 4
Shimmery White - 2 x 3
Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper - 1½ x 4
scrap Basic Black for hat
scrap Real Red glimmer paper - heart and hat band
Whisper White - 5¼ x 4 for the inside
 
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Jar of Love



Hello, welcome to my blog.  My share today is a card I made a while back and never shared.  This was for one of my coworker's birthday and I just love how this turned out.


 
 
I started with a card base of Blushing Bride cardstock and then added a layer of Whisper White stamped with the dots from Timeless Texture in Pear Pizzazz.  The jar is stamped in Smoky Slate on Whisper White and then cut out with the Every Day Jars framelits.  I used both the outline framelit and the framelit to cut the inside of the jar.  I used the outline to cut another jar for the back of my shaker.  On the back jar I stamped some of the flower stems and the water.  The stems were stamped in Pear Pizzazz and the water is Pool Party, stamped off.  I added a piece of window sheet, cut out with the jar outline as well, and added it to the back side of the jar front.  Now I'm ready to put my shaker together.  I added the foam adhesive strips around the edges of the back jar, added some sequins from a past paper pumpkin, removed the release paper on the adhesive strips and then added my jar front.  I then stamped a bunch of flowers and stems and cut them out with the framelit set.  The largest flowers are stamped with Blushing Bride/Watermelon Wonder, the medium flowers are stamped with Bermuda Bay (the first layer was stamped off then full strength for top layer) and the small flowers are stamped with Rich Razzleberry.  A Rich Razzleberry bow finishes off the jar.  Please see below for a complete list  of supplies used.  I appreciate you stopping by today, thank you.
 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

 
Hello, welcome to my blog.  My share today is a thank you card I needed for my mother-in-law.  I got the Dragonfly Dreams bundle in my pre-order but have not had a chance to play with it until now.  It's a fabulous bundle which includes a 10 piece stamp set and a 5 piece thinlits die set.  I started with a Whisper White card base with a layer of Basic Black and another layer of Whisper White.  The top layer of Whisper White I stamped the dragonfly in VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it with a mixture of clear embossing powder and dazzling diamonds glitter.  I then used the thinlits dies and cut it out with the big shot.  Using the scattered dots image from the stamp set, I used Smoky Slate and Wisteria Wonder inks to stamp the background.  This got adhered to the black layer and then onto the card base.  I only used fast fuse on the cutout dragonfly's body and then placed it back into the negative space on the card.  This way the wings are free to fly.  The greeting is stamped in Elegant Eggplant using the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.  A few silver sequins finish off the front.



Here you can see some of the glimmer on the dragonfly.

 
The inside sentiment was stamped in Elegant Eggplant using the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.  The dragonfly is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and then brushed with clear Wink of Stella.  Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it.
 
Card Recipe:
card base: 5½ x 8½ scored at 4¼ in Whisper White
Basic Black: 4 x 5¼
Whisper White: 3¾ x 5
Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Thankful Thoughts
Ink: Smoky Slate, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, VersaMark
Accessories: Detailed Dragonfly thinlits die, Big Shot, Silver Sequin Trim, multipurpose liquid glue, fast fuse, clear Wink of Stella
 
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Monday, January 2, 2017

Balloon Adventures





 
 
Happy New Year!  It's hard to believe another year is upon us.  Where does the time go?  My share with you today is using some of the new products in the Occasions Catalog going live January 4th, 2017, so just a couple more days to wait.  It has tons of fun things coming your way.  This card was made for my 5th grandchild's 1st birthday.  His Mommy and Daddy are Denver Broncos fans and that was the theme for his party so I pulled the orange and blue from the Party Animal dsp.  I started with a base of Pacific Point and then a layer of Whisper White embossed with the Confetti embossing folder.  I layered a strip of the design paper onto some Tangerine Tango cardstock and put that along the left side.  Some Emerald Envy 1/8" taffeta ribbon and an embellishment from the Party Animal embellishments finish off the strip.  On the right side I used the Balloon Bouquet punch for the Pacific Point balloon and then layered a cutout from the Balloon Pop-Up thinlits die in Tangerine Tango.  The tail of the balloon was stamped in Emerald Envy ink and finished with an Emerald Envy bow cut from the thinlits die.  The inside was made with a piece of Whisper White cut with the Balloon Pop-Up thinlits die.  I stamped 2 of the balloons in Tangerine Tango and the middle one in Pacific Point.  To the middle balloon, I added a Tangerine Tango cutout.  The banner was stamped in Tangerine Tango and the greeting in Pacific Point.  Another Emerald Envy bow holds the balloon strings together and little strips of the dsp finish off the inside.  I also used the dsp to make an envelope and cut Cole's name out of Tangerine Tango cardstock using the Large Letters Framelits.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!
 
Card Recipe:
base: Pacific Point, 8½ x 5½ scored at 4¼
Whisper White: 4 x 5¼ - front, 5 x 4½ - inside
Tangerine Tango: 1½ x 5, scraps for balloons
Emerald Envy: scrap for 2 bows
dsp: 1¼ x 4¾, 2 - ½ x 5½ for inside
 
Supplies:
 

 


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Inside the Lines, Love & Affection


 
Hello, welcome to my blog.  My share today is for the team challenge my upline, Frenchie, gave us.  We were to design a card using the new paper available for free beginning January 4, 2017 with a $50 order (before tax and shipping).  The paper is called Inside the Lines and it reminds me of adult coloring books.  I used the new watercolor pencils, available January 4th, to color all of my flowers and leaves.  I then used a blender pen to smooth out all of my coloring.  I layered this colored piece onto a layer of Melon Mambo that was embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder, which was layered onto a card base of thick whisper white card stock.  My flower embellishment is stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink using the Love & Affection stamp set and fussy cut.  I colored it with the Pumpkin Pie watercolor pencil and then stamped the center with Melon Mambo ink.  I hand cut my banner for my sentiment, which also comes from the Love & Affection stamp set and is stamped in Pacific Point.

Card Recipe:
base : Thick Whisper White, 4¼ x 11, scored at 5½
layer 1 : Melon Mambo, embossed with the Petal Burst folder, 4 x 5¼
layer 2 : Inside the Lines dsp, 3¼ x 4½, colored with watercolor pencils
Flower embellishment and banner, scrap Whisper White
Stamp Set : Love & Affection
accessories : 3/8" Ruched Ribbon in Peekaboo Peach, pearls, Petal Burst embossing folder, big shot, fast fuse adhesive
Ink : Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point

Thank you so much for stopping by.




Thursday, November 17, 2016

Online Extravaganza




 
 



 
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Holly Jolly Greetings

Hello, welcome to my blog.  My card today is for our Team Challenge in which we were given a piece of the Fancy Frost Specialty DSP and we had to make a full card with it.  Then we mail them back to Frenchie (my upline) and then she puts all of the participants into a drawing and the winner gets all of the cards made for that month.
 



I struggled just a bit with this paper because I wanted to do something cool with it so I inked up my brayer with versamark ink and rolled it over the dsp.  I then heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I tried to have a light hand, thinking that just the dots would get the ink on them, but the versamark went onto the background as well.  I liked how it turned out even though it was not what I expected.  I kept with the heat embossed theme and stamped the snowflake onto silver foil paper with versamark and heat embossed it with black powder.  To finish off the card, I added some of the silver Glitter Ribbon from the holiday catalog (pg 37).  I love the neutral colors and all of the sparkle and shine.  My card recipe is below.

Card Base: Thick Whisper White - 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, folded in half at 4 1/4
Layer 1: Basic Black - 5 1/4 X 4
Layer 2: Fancy Frost Specialty dsp - 5 X 3 3/4
Layer 3: Basic Black - 2 1/4 X 2 1/2
Layer 4: Silver Foil paper - 2 X 2 1/4
greeting stamped on scrap of Whisper White

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Love & Affection


 
Hello, welcome back to my blog.  I have a fun birthday card to share with you today using the Love & Affection stamp set.  I started out with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  My next layer is regular Whisper White embossed with the Festive embossing folder.  Before I adhered it to the card base, I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut a circle out of the center.  I then adhered it to the card base.  With the same Layering Circles Framelits, I cut one of the scallop circles out of Rose Red and adhered over the circle that I cut out.  Then I layered the cut out circle to the center of the scallop circle.  I stamped some flowers with Stazon ink and then used my blender pens to color them.  I love purple so I colored the big ones with Perfect Plum and the little ones with Peekaboo Peach.  The centers of the flowers were colored with Daffodil Delight.  For the leaves I used Emerald Envy.  My greeting is stamped using the Teeny Tiny Wishes and Birthday Banners and cut out using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I added some gold wink of stella to the flower centers and clear wink of stella to the flowers.  After all, a girl can't have too much glitter, right? 
 
Card Recipe:
Thick Whisper White: 11 x 4 1/4, scored at 5 1/2 for the card base
Whisper White: 5 1/4 x 4, embossed with the Festive embossing folder
Rose Red: 3 x 3
scrap Whisper White for flowers, leaves, and greeting
 
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Vintage Leaves thank you

 
 
Hello, thanks for stopping by.  My share today is a fall thank you card.  It is very simple, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.  I started out with thick whisper white card stock for the base, then added a layer of regular whisper white.  Using my Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight markers, I put the thick end of the marker into the cap and then "flicked" them onto my Whisper White layer creating a random splatter.  It adds just enough to the background.  Using 2 of the leaves from the Vintage Leaves stamp set I created a panel that is layered onto Daffodil Delight and Elegant Eggplant.  I tied some gold ribbon around it before adhering it to the card.  A simple "thank you" stamped in Elegant Eggplant finishes it off.
 
Card Recipe:
 
card base: Thick Whisper White - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded in half at 4 1/4
layer 1: Whisper White - 5 1/4 x 4
layer 2: Elegant Eggplant - 2 x 5 1/4
layer 3: Daffodil Delight - 1 7/8 x 5 1/8
layer 4: Whisper White - 1 3/4 x 5
 
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Sunshine Sayings


Hello, welcome back.  I made this card awhile ago, but never shared it on my blog.  I was looking for some inspiration and had Sweet Sugarplum sitting next to Rich Razzleberry and this card was born.  I love the simplicity of this card.  I started with a card base of Sweet Sugarplum then added a layer of Rich Razzleberry.  Before adhering the Rich Razzleberry to the base, I cut the LOVE out of the center using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I stamped the flowers onto my Whisper White in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I glued the LOVE across the flower stems and then stamped the rest of my greeting using Sunshine Sayings stamp set in archival black ink.

Card Recipe/Measurements:

Card Base: Sweet Sugarplum 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Rich Razzleberry 5 x 3 3/4
Whisper White 4 3/4 x 3 1/2
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, archival black
Stamp Set: Sunshine Sayings
Accessories:  Sunshine Wishes thinlits, big shot, multipurpose glue, fast fuse adhesive, In-Color Enamel Shapes

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Double flap Halloween card


Hello, welcome to my blog.  I have a fun Halloween card to share with you today.  I saw a card similar to this over on Dawn Griffith's blog and had to give it a try.  This will be the other card for my club class.
 
 
I chose Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive for my color combination with a splash of glitter.  One can never have too much glitter, right?  I used 3 different stamp sets for this card, Ghoulish Grunge, Spooky Fun and Halloween Scares.  For the outside layer, I stamped the brick wall from Ghoulish Grunge onto the Elegant Eggplant with the same color ink. For the stamped image I started with a piece of Whisper White and sponged it with Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.  The moon was a mask made with the 1 1/4" circle punch and punched from a sticky note.  All of the images were stamped in archival black ink using the Spooky Fun and Halloween Scares stamp sets.

 
 
For the next layer I have an insert of Old Olive card stock stamped with the spider web from Ghoulish Grunge.  The web is stamped in Old Olive as well.  This panel was sponged the same as the front using Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.  I did the sponging first, and then stamped.  
The little spider, the sentiment and the bats are from Spooky Fun and the tree is from Halloween Scares, all stamped in archival black ink
 
 
The final layer is a piece of Whisper White stamped with images from the Spooky Fun set.  For both of the moons, I brushed on some clear wink of stella to add just a little more glitter.  Below are all the measurements along with the supplies list.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate it!
 
Measurements:
Elegant Eggplant 5 1/2 X 6 1/4, score at 2" with the 6 1/4" on the top
Old Olive: 5 1/4 X 8, score at 4" with the 8" on top
Silver Glimmer Paper: 2 pieces at 3 X 3 1/2
Whisper White: 2 pieces at 2 3/4 X 3 1/4 and 1 piece at 3 3/4 X 5 (for the inside layer)

Card Recipe
Card stock: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Stamp Sets:  Halloween Scares, Spooky Fun, Ghoulish Grunge
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, archival Black, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: clear wink of stella, fast fuse adhesive, 1 1/4" circle punch
Supplies List: