Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Triple Stamping Technique- Happy Easter card

Hello and welcome to the next Easter card in the series. I want to share with you how to create a card using the Triple Stamping Technique which is easier than it looks. The Daisy Delight stamp set is one of my favorites and although the bitty butterfly punch is retired, I wanted to add a little dimension to the card. There's no bling on this one but I think it turned out very nicely. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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1. Create a card base from Smoky Slate card stock to measure 5 ½’ x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. Make this a top-fold card.

2. Cut 3 white card stock panels to measure 4” x 5 ¼”, 3 ¼” x 4 ½” and 2” x 3 ¼”. Line these 3 panels up and adhere with removable adhesive in the center of each.

3. Start by stamping the sentiment in the center of the top panel and then stamp your focal image around the panels making sure to stamp on each.

4. Pull the panels apart and adhere the first white card stock layer, add a Smoky Slate panel to measure 3 ½” x 4 ¾”. Add the next white panel and then a Smoky Slate panel that measures 2 ¼” x 3 ½”. Finally add the sentiment panel.

5. Stamp and punch out 3 butterflies and place around the sentiment panel.

6. For the inside of the card stamp the focal image in the bottom left corner and then stamp an additional sentiment in the center of the card.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Easter Message card

Hello and welcome to the post for today where I am starting my Easter card series and hoping you find some inspiration in the projects that I share with you. This is a clean and simple card with a little water-coloring, stamping and die-cutting. My new obsession is water-color and it seems so much easier than blending with markers or pencils. Take a look at the card below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies:Nostalgic Feelings 6x6 paper pad (AC Moore), water, water brush, craft knife,

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Simply-Art-Watercolor-Paint-Cakes-Assorted-Colors-36-pkg/24496889

https://www.amazon.com/Strathmore-361-9-Watercolor-Press-Sheets/dp/B0027AAIS0/ref=sr_1_5?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1518796633&sr=1-5&keywords=strathmore+cold+press+water+color+paper

https://www.amazon.com/Brother-CM350-ScanNCut-Cutting-Machine/dp/B014T1CI1E/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1518797605&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=brother+scan+and+cut+2&psc=1

1. Create a card base from Very Vanilla card stock to measure 5 ½’ x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Nostalgic Feeling DSP to measure 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the card front using ATG adhesive.

3. Die cut an oval from the water-color paper and adhere to the DSP layer. Stamp the cross image on another piece of the water-color paper and using the water color palette color the image in, let dry and then cut out the image with the Brother Scan ‘n Cut machine (or if you like fussy cutting, go for it).

4. Pop the image up with 3M foam tape and adhere to the oval in the center of the card.

5. Stamp the sentiment on water-color paper using Soft Suede ink and ink the edges with Perfect Plum ink and a dauber. Adhere the sentiment beneath the focal image using the foam tape.

6. Sprinkle 3 candy dots on the card front.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Celebrate You card

Hello and welcome to today's post where I have created a card that could be used for almost any type of celebration with plenty of bling, foil and stamping. I was quite surprised with myself for only using one stamp set, which you can get for free with a $50.00 purchase, and only 2 stamp colors with a little heat embossing on part of the sentiment. I did use the Brother Scan 'n Cut to cut the flowers out- not a fan of fussy-cutting. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG, 3M foam tape, Brother Scan 'n Cut, powder bag and heat tool.

1. Create an A2 card base (5 ½’ x 8 ½”), scored at 4 ¼” from Smoky Slate card stock.

2. Cut a piece of the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP to measure 4” x 5 ¼” and set aside.

3. On a piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the flowers twice and then the sentiment in Berry Burst ink and then 1 flower in Smoky Slate ink. Cut the flowers and the sentiment out on the Scan ‘n Cut machine.

4. Prepare a scrap piece of Smoky Slate card stock with a powder bag and using VersaMark ink, stamp the 2nd part of the sentiment and cover with White embossing powder. Heat set and set aside.

5. To assemble the card, adhere the Smoky Slate flower directly to the Foil Frenzy DSP and then pop up the Berry Burst flowers with foam tape and adhere on either side of the first flower. Cut off any excess and place a gem in the center of each flower.

6. Pop the first part of the sentiment up on foam tape and place in the upper right hand corner. Adhere the second part of the sentiment underneath the popped up sentiment and adhere the whole panel to the front of the card base.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Lots of Lavender Thinking of You card

Hello and welcome to the post for today. I made a card for someone who is going through a hard time right now and I thought I would share how I made it with all of you. The stamp set used is one that you can get for free with a $50.00 purchase and it's perfect for almost any occasion. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


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Additional supplies: ATG, Scotch 3M foam tape, powder bag, heat tool, EK Success border punch, waterbrush.

1. Create a card base from Perfect Plum card stock to measure 5 ½’ x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to measure 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut a slightly smaller piece of the DSP. Adhere these to pieces to the card front.

3. Next punch out a scallop border and cut in half.

4. Cut a rectangular piece of Perfect Plum card stock, next a slightly smaller panel of Whisper White card stock and finally a piece of DSP slightly smaller still. Adhere the 3 panels together and then adhere the border pieces on either side of the paper stack.

5. Rub a piece of Whisper White card stock down with a powder bag, stamp the Lavender image using Versa Mark ink and then sprinkle with clear embossing powder. Heat set the focal image and then color in with water brush and ink pads. Trim focal panel to fit on top of paper stack and then pop it all up on foam tape and adhere centered on the card front.

6. Stamp the sentiment using black ink on a scrap of white card stock and ink the edges with Crushed Curry ink. Pop the left side of the sentiment up on foam tape and use adhesive on the right side and adhere to the focal image in the bottom left corner.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Party Pandas Valentine

Hello and welcome to the post for today. I'm still working on my Valentine cards and the one I want to share with you today is for my 5 year old son. I tried to keep this one very masculine but fun and that little panda just makes me smile when I look at it. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


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Additional supplies: Darice stripe embossing folder, ATG, Xacto corner rounder, Inkadinkado #95284 Happy Everything stamp set.

1. Create a card base from Real Red card stock to measure 5 ½’ x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock to measure 4” x 5 ¼”. Run this panel through the stripes embossing folder using the Big Shot machine, round the corners and set aside.

3. Next cut a piece of DSP to measure 4” x 4”, cut diagonally and then adhere to the embossed Basic Black panel. Adhere the panel to the card front using favorite adhesive.

4. Cut a thin strip of Whisper White card stock and place on the diagonal between the card stock and the DSP.

5. On a scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamp the focal image using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Color in the heart on the envelope with the Real Red marker. Cut the focal panel down to size and then adhere to a piece of Basic black card stock and trim down. Next, adhere the focal image to a piece of Real Red card stock, trim down and round the corners. Pop the image up with dimensionals and place centered on the card front.

6. Die cut white hearts and place around the card front as shown and on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamp the sentiment using Real Red ink. Flag one end of the sentiment strip and ink the edges. Adhere the sentiment strip centered above the focal image.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Celebrate You

Hello and welcome to the post for today that showcases a pleated DSP panel and some stamping as well. I am working on getting birthday cards replenished and this paper was calling to me while cleaning up my craft room. The colors lend themselves to thinking of brighter weather and a celebration of sorts. I'm using this one as a birthday card but could be used as an encouragement card or maybe even a friendship card. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG, Scotch 3M foam tape, Clear blocks, Queen&co Pearl jewels.

1. Create a card base from Blushing Bride card stock to measure 5 ½’ x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to measure 4” x 5 ¼”.

3. Next cut a piece of DSP to measure 3” x 11”. Score at 1 ½”, 2”, 3”,3 ½”, 4 ½”, 5, 6, 6 ½”, 7 ½”, 8, 9 and 9 ½” and mountain/valley fold.

4. Mark 1 ½” at both ends of the DSP panel and then cut from 1 ½” mark down to 5” on the diagonal and then do the same on the other end.

5. Tape the back down with adhesive and adhere to the Pool Party panel. Use the scrap from cutting the DSP panel (reverse side) and adhere over the pleat. Next cut a thin strip of Blushing Bride card stock, pop up with foam tape and adhere above the DSP strip. Adhere the whole Pool Party panel to the card front.

6. Die-cut a scalloped circle from Whisper White card stock. Stamp the floral image by inking the stamp with markers (Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder and Mossy Meadows). Ink up a dauber and swipe on Pool Party ink on the petals. Pop the focal image up on foam tape in the upper left corner.

7. Stamp the sentiment in the upper right corner using Memento Tuxedo black ink and the other part of the sentiment with Watermelon Wonder ink.

8. I added 3 pearl jewels on the card front.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Party Pandas Happy Birthday

Hello and welcome to the post for today where I will share with you a birthday card I created for a little boy who is turning 8 years old. I found out that it's not so easy to come up with a card design that's not too young, not too old and isn't too frilly. The new papers in the True Gentleman DSP helped with all of that and then I added a Panda just for the cuteness. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG, Scotch 3M foam tape.

1. Create a card base from Night of Navy card stock to measure 5 ½’ x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to measure 4” x 5 ¼” and sponge the edges with Crumb Cake ink and adhere to the card front.

3. Next cut a piece of DSP, sponge the edges and adhere to the card front at an angle.

4. Next cut a strip of Very Vanilla card stock, stamp the focal image with Memento Tuxedo black ink, trim to size and round the corners. Cut a slightly larger piece of Tranquil Tide card stock, round the corners and adhere to the focal image. Pop the focal image up with Foam tape and adhere to the card front.

5. Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Tranquil Tide ink and then cut a slightly larger piece of Tranquil Tide card stock to create a border. Adhere the pieces together and pop the right side of the sentiment up.

6. For the inside of this card, I sponged all the edges of a 4” x 5 ¼” panel of Very Vanilla card stock and then stamped the message and another panda. Adhere the panel inside.

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I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Triple Stamping Technique- Happy Easter card

Hello and welcome to the next Easter card in the series. I want to share with you how to create a card using the Triple Stamping Technique ...