Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Minion Card

My grandson, Tanner, turned three on the 10th and this is the card I made him.  His party theme was Minions so I thought I would stay with the theme.  The cardstock colors that I used are Pacific Point, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Soft Suede.  The greeting is from Sassy Salutations.  I started with the Minion's body in daffodil delight and just cut a rectangle.  I rounded the corners and then cut another rectangle in pacific point.  I used a circle punch to curve around his neck and then I used the ticket builder punch to cut the arm holes.  From the daffodil delight, I cut out his mouth so that I could add teeth and tongue to the back side.  I made his eyes and glasses with the circle punches and a hand held punch for the blacks of the eyes.  Some scrap black cardstock added as hair finishes off this cute little guy.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine Mailbox

Hello, my share today is a cute little mailbox made with the mini milk carton die.  I don't remember where I saw this but my husband is a mailman so I just had to make one of these for him.  All you do is cut out your milk carton and assemble like normal except you do not glue the entire top closed.  You will want to cut a little flap that can be opened and closed and with it open, glue the rest of the top closed.  For my handle I just used some of the silver ribbon and attached it to the flap with mini brads.  To make the milk carton look like a mailbox, I just put a strip of Night of Navy around the sides.  To make the legs I used the mini curly label punch.  I used the stamp sets Tape It and Love you to the Moon.
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Sunday, February 16, 2014


I gave this card to my husband on Valentine's Day.  I wasn't sure I would use the new Hardwood stamp that much, but I really love what it adds to cards.  My base is crumb cake with the second layer being cherry cobbler.  The hardwood was stamped on crumb cake with early espresso ink.  I used the Hearts framelits to cut out the heart.  I stamped a smaller piece of crumb cake with the hardwood as well so that I could pop up the top layer and still have my "wood" underneath.  A little sponging around the heart on both layers just makes it really pop.  I used a template cut with the smallest heart from the hearts framelits to color the little heart with cherry cobbler.  I then added a few lines with the white gel pen.  My greeting came from Love you to the Moon found in the Celebrate the Everyday catalog and is stamped in versamark and embossed with white powder.  A little of the Natural Chevron Ribbon finishes this card off.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Team Challenge & Fab Friday 35

For this card I used the sketch over at Fab Friday and the supplies my upline gave me at this month's meeting.  We were each given supplies from the Good As Gold Card Kit from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  Her challenge was to make a full sized card with the supplies.  My card base is whisper white, then a layer of basic black and a layer of Bermuda bay.  The fourth layer is the card, cut in half, from the card kit.  I used the envelope liner to cut out a doily using the Paper Doily Sizzlits.  I then cut this in half as well so that I could make 2 cards.  I added some Bermuda bay ribbon to the strip of black card stock and then mounted the greeting from the card kit on top.  I got one of the gold banners from the kit which is where the little star came from.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with these supplies, but really like how my card turned out.
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Friday, February 7, 2014

January 2014 pages

This is the other set of pages I offered in my January class.  I love the Festive Flurries and these ice skating go perfect.  I started off with Whisper White cardstock and stamped the Festive Flurries snowflakes as my background images.  I used smoky slate and coastal cabana.  Then, 3 of the snowflakes were stamped on basic gray and island indigo and embossed and cut out with the coordinating framelits.  I used the Winter Frost Specialty paper for my accents.  The title was stamped with Notable Alphabet and then embossed a little with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  It's hard to see in the picture, but I also added some of the silver ribbon on the borders.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

January 2014 Scrapbook pages

This month for my scrapbook class I offered 2 2-page layouts.  I ran across a card that had the Christmas lights on it and fell in love.  I just knew I had to have these on scrapbook pages.  The pages themselves are very simple, but I really like how they turned out. 
My supplies include:
Crumb Cake cardstock
Season of Style dsp
Whisper White cardstock
Cherry Cobbler card stock
Old Olive cardstock
Brushed Silver cardstock
Blossom Petals punch
Modern Label Punch
Silver bakers twine
Adorning Accents Edgelits
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Team Challenge

Each month at our downline meeting, we are given a challenge by Frenchie, our upline.  For January we were given one of the notecards from the Watercolor Wonder Designer note cards package.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do to my card, but went to my new favorite stamp set, Happy Watercolor.  I stamped my flowers in stazon and then used my aqua pen to color the flowers with Island Indigo ink.  I colored the centers with daffodil delight and added dazzling details to give it some sparkle.  I love all that glitters!  The greeting was stamped in Gumball Green.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Here is another Valentine's card that I came up with.  I love playing with new supplies.
Card Recipe:
base:  Primrose Petals - 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded in half
layer 2: Basic Black - 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
layer 3: Pink Pirouette - 5 1/4 X 4 - lower section is embossed with the hearts folder from Adorning Accents
stamp sets: Banner Blast - Sale A Bration, Love You to the Moon - pg 25 Occasions Catalog
accessories:  Banner punch - Sale a Bration, Full Heart punch - pg 183 annual catalog, white bakers twine
Ink:  black Stazon, Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals
For my greeting on the card I stamped directly onto the Pink Pirouette using Primrose Petals.  I then stamped the same greeting on whisper white and used the full heart punch to punch out a portion.  I lined up the words and used dimensionals to adhere the heart.  The little banners are also adhered with dimensionals.
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Hugs & Kisses

Valentine's Day is coming up and I have been playing with some new products creating cards for this day.  I saw a card similar to this.  I chose to use Cherry Cobbler, Black and Very Vanilla and just   I love the contrast.  
Card Recipe:
base:  Very Vanilla - 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored in half at 4 1/4
layer 2:  Basic Black - 5 1/4 X 4
layer 3:  Modern Medley dsp - 3 X 3 3/4
layer 3:  Cherry Cobbler - 2 X 3 3/4
stamp sets: Countless Sayings 1 & 2 - photopolymer, Banner Blast - Sale A Bration
accessories:  Banner punch - Sale A Bration, Silver Baker's twine - Occasions Catalog pg 24, decorative label punch - pg 181 Annual Catalog
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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Happy Watercolor2

I cased this card from my upline, Frenchie.  I love, love, love this stamp set.  My base is Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 and folded in half.  The next layer is Costal Cabana - 5 1/4 X 4, next is whisper white - 5 X 3 3/4 and embossed with the Framed Tulips folder.  I used the large background stamp with Crumb Cake, Costal Cabana and Daffodil Delight.  I then used Crumb Cake and Early Espresso to stamp the flower image.  I added a little dazzling details to the center of the flower and the new Natural Chevron Ribbon to finish it off.
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Happy Watercolor

WOW, it's been a long time since I posted anything.  I had some heath issues to take care of and boy does it feel good to be back in the stampin room. 

Each month my upline, Frenchie, has a challenge for us on the team facebook page.  This month was a color challenge of Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz and Pool Party.  I love this new stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog called Happy Watercolor.  My card base is 4 1/4 X 11 scored at 5 1/2.  My next layer is a piece from the Fresh Prints dsp paper stack.  I then used Pear Pizzaz and embossed it with Arrows embossing folder.  On my top layer I used the larger background stamp with Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Pear Pizzaz.  I did stamp off on each color so that my background did not over power my flower images.  I stamped the flower in Early Espresso, stamping 3 times with only inking the stamp once.  I then stamped the flower on a piece of Whisper White with Early Espresso and then colored it with my Pool Party marker.  I cut it out and attached with a dimensional.  A little crumb cake ribbon and my greeting cut with the new Banners Framelits.  I used the 2 smallest ones.  I stamped the greeting in Pool Party and sponged the edges with Pear Pizzaz.  I added a couple of pearls and some dazzling details to finish it off.