Friday, July 26, 2019

Beautiful Friendship Stampin' Up! card - REVAMP

Today my husband, son and father are off on their birthday round of golf and I get the house and pool to myself - Who's receiving the gift?  Ha ha. I guess we all get what we want.  Tonight we're trying a new steak restaurant together, so I will get family time also. I love trying new restaurants.
This card has been out on my bookshelf for a week or so. I saw it as I was looking though some old cards and pulled it out just because I think it's pretty. No actually, I think it's REALLY pretty. One of my favorites.
I cased this from Erin Gunson whom it appears no longer has a website (used to be paperaddiction not to be confused with thepaperaddiction). My card is a pretty close case, so here's my REVAMPed card using all current product.
For this version I started with a Whisper White Thick cardstock base (8 1/2" x 4 1/4" scored at 4 1/4"), the focal image is Whisper White cardstock cut to 3 1/2" by 4 3/4", the layer beneath it is also Whisper White cut to 3 3/4" by 5", and beneath that is a layer of Early Espresso cardstock cut to 4" x 5 1/4". The focal imaged was stamped with the Birch background stamp in Early Espresso (stamped off 2x's), then I took Gray Granite ink pad and swiped it across the paper several times in both directions. The stamped images are from Beautiful Friendship stamp set in Gray Granite and Merry Merlot (Merry Merlot roses were stamped off first). The greeting is from the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit and the Whisper White label is from the Stitched labels die set. The open rose diecut is from the Springtime Impressions die set.  I also added Rose wire and Basic Rhinestones.
Here's the inside...
So what do you think of my re-vamped card? I love it. I can't wait to send it to someone.
You can purchase all of the supplies needed to create this card in my online Stampin' Up! store HERE:

Tools:  Die cutting machine, paper trimmer, Take your pick die brush tip, Take your pick, Paper Snips

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Until next time,

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Beautiful Friendship color challenge

I'm in love again with a new stamp set...Beautiful Friendship...and beautiful it is. I can't wait to have some creative time with this beauty.
The color challenge was to use Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry. These colors scream summer, don't they? I hope you enjoy and will leave me a comment.

The card base is Thick Whisper White (8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"). The layering base of Bermuda Bay is cut to 5" x 3 3/4". The stamped layer is cut to 4 7/8" x 3 5/8".  I started by stamping the large hydrangea type image in crushed curry in the two corners of the paper, then I add 4 Melon Mambo roses (this rose image is amazing!), then randomly stamped the 2 leaf image around the roses. On a scratch piece of Whisper White I stamped 2 roses and 2 leaf images and cut them out with my paper snips.  I heat embossed the greeting with Craft Whisper White ink on Bermuda Bay cardstock and cut out with an oval from Stitched Layers dies. The greeting and the set of 2 roses and leaves are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. I finished off the card with 3 Glitter Enamel dots. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm here to help!

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Embellishments: Glitter Enamel Dots

Until next time,

Monday, July 15, 2019

Woven Heirlooms - Let's send a card - #GDP198

I have a confession. I'm a hoarder of my own cards. But during yesterday's sermon at church I was moved to action by the Holy Spirit.  The pastor's message was essentially that once you know WHO you are, you'll know what to DO. And a few weeks ago, I heard from the pulpit that what we DO needs to matter for eternity, so I've been mulling this over for a few weeks now and feeling a bit convicted, that my stamping needs to matter for God's kingdom more. I've always encouraged my customers to send their cards, but I've been SO BAD about it myself. Will you join me in sending a handmade card today to someone who needs your encouragement or your attention? And let's encourage each other right here - leave a comment if you're going to send a card today. Let's show our people that we care. Someone I know will be receiving this beautiful (yet quick and easy) card...

So I knew I wanted to make a quick and easy, yet visually striking card with a somewhat masculine feel, so I went to the page of one of my favorite designer's blog and saw his post for the Global Design Project challenge for this week. The sketch was just the inspiration I needed.

My supplies used for this card are:
Stamps:  Woven Heirlooms
Ink:  Pretty Peacock
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Pretty Peacock
DSP:  Woven Threads
Embellishments: Woven Threads Trim
DiesStitched Rectangles

I would love to hear from you about your stamping journey and how you've been inspired to send a card today.
Until next time,

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Stamping with Pigment Sprinkles

Quick little post to introduce this gorgeous card and a fun technique.
I did get the layout and color scheme idea from a project I saw on Pinterest, but in the end, mine is quite different. If you feel that it was you, feel free to link in my comments to your version.
So my Sunday afternoon facebook live was how to create this card. Enjoy! Oh, and I apologize for the sound quality. I'll get that worked out before my next video. :-(

The two items I mentioned in the video but wasn't able to name in the moment are the Subtle Embossing folder and the Pattern Party Decorative Masks (I called them utensils). Please let me know if you have any questions about the technique or the products.
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Thanks for visiting! Until next time...

Birthday card with Magnolia Lane DSP

The Magnolia Lane DSP is sooooo gorgeous! If you like flowers and this color scheme, you really should have this paper pack.  It's the only inspiration you need!

So Friday, I made this card for my mother-in-law. Her birthday was today and we had a lovely lunch at Cheesecake Factory (Yes, I had the sugar free cheesecake - delicious!) after lunch with her.
And like I said over on my Facebook page. On Sunday's I can take a selfie. Can you guess why? are the details about the card...
Card base is made with Petal Pink cardstock (8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"). Cut the flower filigree piece with Whisper White cardstock and the Detailed lace floral thinlets die (retired). However, you could use the Delicate lace dies and it would be just as beautiful if you don't already have the Detailed Lace.
Cut the Magnolia Lane DSP piece (4 1/4" x 3 1/4") and adhere to card front with the lace die-cut.
Stamp the happy birthday greeting with the Botanical Bliss stamp set on a scratch piece of Whisper White cardstock. Cut out the greeting with the small oval from Stitched Shapes dies. Cut the scalloped oval to layer behind the greeting with Basic Black cardstock with the Layering Ovals dies. Adhere layered greeting with Stampin' Dimensionals to the card front. Trim off the outside edges of the 5/8" Organdy Striped Ribbon (Petal Pink) and tie a bow with the center section.

 Adhere near the greeting with a glue dot. Stamp the magnolia bud and leaf from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set down the edge of the envelope in Momento tuxedo black ink and color with Stampin' Blends, Petal Pink light and dark, and Mossy Meadow light and dark.

So what do you think of the card? I would love to hear your comments and thoughts. If you make this card or something like it send me a photo!
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Thanks for visiting! Until next time...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Delightful daisy with Buffalo Check Celebration Card

Watching Bruce Almighty with the fam and blogging about this adorable card. Its so cheerful, don't you think!
Below I'll go over the recipe and supplies for this little beauty, but I need to let you know about a fabulous opportunity during the month of July (2019). It's like Kohl's cash only it's Stampin' Up! Cash. For every $50 spent in July, get a $5 coupon code to use in August (2019).
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Back to the card...
Start with a Crumb Cake (#120953) Card base (8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" on the long side). Emboss a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock (#119683) cut to 4" x 5 1/4" with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder (#152320). Stamp the Buffalo Check (cling #151372 or wood # 147797) on Crumb Cake with Night of Navy (#147110) using the Stamparatus (#146276) so you can re-ink and stamp multiple times to get the desired depth of color.  Tear the edges of the Buffalo Check layer to desired size and sponge the edges using Soft Suede ink (#147115). Also sponge the edges of the daffodil delight and the card base. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake to 1 1/2" x 3" and punch one end with the Triple Banner punch (#138292). Stamp the greeting from the Perennial Birthday (#151240) set in Night of Navy ink. Stamp the daisy using Terracotta Tile (#150086) using the Daisy Delight stamp set (#143669). Before punching out using the large daisy punch (#143718) sponge the centers of the daisies. Layer the two daisies with Mono Adhesive glue (#110755). Stamp the flower center from the Daisy Delight stamp set using Terracotta Tile ink then punch with the 1/2" circle punch (#119869). Punch the leaves with Garden Green (#102584) using the Leaf punch (#144667) and crinkle. Use two lengths of Linen Thread (#104199), tie a bow and adhere with Mini Glue dots (#103683).
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