Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Season Greetings (Teacher cards) #4

Hello and welcome to the next card in the Teacher card series. This card is so simple to make, uses minimal supplies and if you like to make your own background, it has that too. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Ken Oliver's Stick-It, clear blocks.

1. Create a card base from Garden Green card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼” to make a side-folded card.

2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White card stock (4”x 5 ¼”). Stamp the holly and berries image around the edge of the panel using Garden Green ink and leaving space for the ornament and sentiment.

3. Select a piece of DSP and place Stick It on the side you don’t want to use. Die-cut the ornament, pull off the backing sheet and place where you want on the panel.

4. Stamp the sentiment, using Cherry Cobbler ink, in the bottom right corner (or where it will fit on you panel) and then adhere the panel to the card base using favorite adhesive.

5. On the inside of the card cut another 4” x 5 ¼” panel of Whisper White card stock and stamp image in opposite corners using Garden Green ink. Stamp the sentiment in the center of the panel using Cherry Cobbler ink. Adhere to the inside of the card.

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

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Let It Snow (Teacher cards) #3

Happy Sunday and welcome to the next installment in the Teacher cards series. The background was created by heat embossing snowflakes all over the panel and it's not the typical Holiday colors but it seemed to work well with the snow theme. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies used: ATG tape runner, powder bag, heat tool.

1. Create a card base from Whisper White card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼” to make a side-folded card.

2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of Pool Party card stock (4”x 5 ¼”). Stamp the snowflakes in VersaMark ink all over the panel that is prepped with a powder bag. Sprinkle with white embossing powder, heat set and then adhere to the card base.

3. On a scrap of Pool Party card stock prepped with powder bag, stamp sentiment in VersaMark ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and then heat set. Create a flag on the right side of the sentiment.

4. Using a scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamp the penguin, using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Color the beak and feet using Pumpkin Pie marker. Glue the feet to the sentiment strip with Fine-tip glue pen and pop the rest up on dimensionals.

5. Adhere the focal image/sentiment to the center of the card front.

6. For the inside of the card cut a 4” x 5 ¼” panel of Whisper White card stock and stamp sentiment in Pool Party ink. Adhere to the inside of the card.

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

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Season Greetings (Teacher cards) #2

Time for another Teacher card and we've done a lot of the same techniques as yesterday's card. There's a cute bear, some heat embossing and stamping and then to finish it all off, some sequins. Take a look at the next card in this series and let me know what you think.

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Additional suppllies used: ATG tape runner, powder bag and heat tool.

1. Create a card base from Garden Green card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼” to make a top folded card.

2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White card stock as a mat and adhere to the card base using ATG tape runner and then cut a piece of DSP to 3 ¾”x 5” and cut in half. Next, adhere the DSP to bottom of the Whisper White panel and then adhere a ½” strip of Garden Green card stock above the DSP.

3. Stamp the sentiment in upper right corner using Cherry Cobbler ink.

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4. I had no Silver foil paper so I created my own by swiping Versa Mark ink pad across some Whisper White card stock. I then sprinkled the card stock with Silver embossing powder and heat set. I used the heat embossed paper to die cut a scalloped oval shape and then adhered it to the front of the card using ATG tape runner. You can skip this step if you have silver card stock.

5. On a piece of Whisper White scrap, stamp the bear in Tip Top Taupe ink and then stamp the face and ears in Soft Suede ink. Pop the bear up on Dimensionals and place in the center of the scalloped oval.

6. Sprinkle metallic sequins on the card front.

7. For the inside of the card I simply placed a 4” x 5 ¼” panel of Whisper White card stock and stamped a sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.

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

Friday, December 9, 2016

Season Greetings (Teacher cards) #1

TGIF and welcome to another Christmas card share that is so easy to make that you can mass-produced several. I will be creating Teacher cards for my son's preschool for the next few posts. These cards started off as One Sheet Wonder but I just can't send the same card to people. Take a look at the first card I have created and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies used: ATG tape runner, powder bag and heat tool.

1. Create a card base from Garden Green card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼” to make a top folded card.

2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of Very Vanilla card stock as a mat and adhere to the card base using ATG tape runner and then cut a piece of DSP to 3 ¾”x 5” and cut in half. Next, adhere the DSP to bottom of the Very Vanilla panel and then adhere a ½” strip of Garden Green card stock above the DSP.

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3. Stamp the sentiment in upper right corner using Cherry Cobbler ink.

4. I had no Silver foil paper so I created my own by swiping Versa Mark ink pad across some Whisper White card stock. I then sprinkled the card stock with Silver embossing powder and heat set. I used the heat embossed paper to die cut some snowflakes which were sprinkled on the front of the card.

5. For the inside of the card I simply placed a 4” x 5 ¼” panel of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped a sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink using the Versatile Christmas stamp set.

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

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Have a Merry Christmas card

Hello and welcome to the post for today. I have another Christmas card to share with you today and it uses a Stampendous stamp, Prisma colored pencils and foiled card stock. I thought this card turned out nicely and hope you will as well. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Stampin' Up supplies used:

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Additiional supplies used: Prismacolor Pencils (PC109, PC1096, PC122, PC195, PC926), Stampendous stame and die set (CSD09)- Christmas Poinsettia Flower, DCWV The Foiled Cardstock stack, Glue dots.

1. Create card base of White card stock to measure 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a rectangular panel of foiled card stock and then a slightly smaller panel of white card stock. On the white panel stamp the image in Pear Pizzazz ink and then stamp the image again in Real Red ink on a separate piece of white card stock. Color the red-stamped image using colored pencils. Color the berries on the green stamped image with red pencils and the center of the poinsettia in green pencils.

3. Die cut the poinsettia with the matching die and then adhere to the green stamped image using glue dots.

4. Adhere the focal panel image to the foiled card stock, stamp the sentiment at the bottom of the image using Pear Pizzazz ink, and then pop up the panel using Dimensionals.

The inside of the card was left blank for a personal message.

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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sweet Child of Mine

Hello everyone, I'm back and after getting through some family tragedies and illnesses, ready to share a layout with you all. This was a lot of fun to create mainly because of the soft blues, grays and pops of yellows. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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I changed the color photo to black and white so that I could used the colors I wanted. The dinosaurs in the Cool Kid collection came in handy since the blankie has a dinosaur on it.

Stampin' Up supplies used:

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Additional supplies used:
ATG tape runner, powder bag, heat tool, MAMBI Kit: Baby, Hero Arts: Tiny Flags stamp, Crate Paper: Cool Kid collection, Max Stamp PEGZ Uppercase Letters set.

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

Friday, November 11, 2016

Christmas is on it's Way- card

Welcome to today's post. I thought I would share another Christmas card with you that was very simple to create. All you need is some card stock, Patterned paper, an embossing folder and some gold heat embossing. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: https://www.amazon.com/Inkadinkado-Clear-Stamp-Holiday-Wishes/dp/B0016CDT72/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1478714719&sr=1-1&keywords=WARM+HOLIDAY+WISHES+STAMP, ATG tape runner, Anti-static powder bag, heat tool.

1. Create card base Cherry Cobbler card stock to measure 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a slightly smaller panel of Garden Green card stock and then using a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 3 ¾” x 5” run the top portion through the Fancy Fan embossing folder and then adhere the DSP to the bottom of the panel. Take the whole panel and adhere to the Garden Green card stock. Wrap a piece of the Gold Cording trim around these pieces. Tie a bow on the left side and adhere everything to the card front.

3. Die cut a scalloped circle from Cherry Cobbler card stock and die cut a smaller circle from coordinating DSP. Adhere these 2 pieces together and then cut another circle from Very Vanilla card stock. Stamp the sentiment using VersaMark ink and cover with Gold embossing powder and heat set. Adhere the focal image to the other circle layers, pop up on dimensional and adhere to the card front.

For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock slightly smaller than the card base and left the inside blank for a personal message.

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

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Very Merry Christmas

Hello and welcome to today's post. It's all about getting your Christmas cards ready and mailing them out this Holiday season. This card features the Jar of Cheer stamp set and the Hang Your Stocking stamp set along with some Foiled card stock and coloring with markers. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, DCWV Foiled card stock stack.

1. Create a card base from Old Olive card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

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2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White card stock as a mat and adhere to the card base using ATG tape runner and then cut a slightly smaller piece of foiled card stock and adhere on top of the white panel.
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3. Die-cut largest oval from the Warmth and Cheer DSP, using the Big Shot, and adhere to the foiled card stock.
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4. On Whisper White card stock, stamp, die-cut and color all of the images. Glue the berries to the holly leaves using Fine-Tip glue pen and adhere in each corner using mini glue dots.
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5. Adhere the snowman image to the Old Olive label die-cut using ATG and then pop it all up on dimensional and place in the center of the oval DSP.
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6. Place the sentiments on either side of the focal image.
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For the inside of the card I simply placed a 4” x 5 ¼” panel of Whisper White card stock with a 1” strip of the foiled card stock at the bottom.

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

Friday, October 28, 2016

Boo! card

Hello and welcome to another card post for Halloween. This card is clean and simple with a mix of products. I hope you will take a look below and let me know what you think of the project.

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Additional supplies: Echo Park: Ghost Town paper, Spellbinders Majestic Squares Nestabilities, ATG tape runner.

1. Create card base Basic Black card stock to measure 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a piece of patterned paper from the Echo Park Ghost Town collection and punch all the corners using the Curvy Corner Trio punch. Adhere to the card front using ATG tape runner.

3. Using the Spellbinders Majestic Squares nestabilities, cut out die and emboss as well, using the Big Shot machine. Adhere to the patterned paper in the center of the card front using the Fine-Tip glue pen.

4. Stamp and die-cut the skull and bones using Whisper White card stock and Memento Tuxedo black ink. Cut the bones in half and place a piece in each corner of the Majestic Square and then pop the skull up on a dimensional and adhere over the bone pieces to look like an X.

5. Die-cut the word BOO! from Basic Black card stock and adhere to the bottom center of the card using Fine-Tip glue pen.

For the inside of the card:

1. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to measure 4” x 5 ¼”.

2. Stamp the skull and bones lightly inside and write a personal message.

3. Adhere to the inside of the card using ATG tape runner.

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

Friday, October 14, 2016

Happy Halloween card

Hello and welcome to the post for today. I think this is my favorite card to date. I used some new to me products from Darice and Spellbinders and boy did I have a great time. I have created a Halloween card that is fun and spooky ( at least eerie). Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Spellbinders tan embossing pads, Love Nicole Trick or treat paper pad, DCWV Foiled card stock, Darice Coredinations World Tour card stock, Maker's Mart Sept Dies of the Month, Darice Pickett Fence Border die, American Crafts Halloween Puffy stickers.

1. Create card base Basic Black card stock to measure 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a piece of patterned paper leaving a very thin border all the way around. Adhere to the card front using ATG tape runner.

3. On a piece of cream Coredinations card stock (4” x 5 ¼”) start sponging on Perfect Plum ink about 1/3” down, move on to Tangelo Twist in the center of the panel and then Perfect Plum again at the bottom of the panel. Spritz lightly with clean water and let sit for about 20 seconds. Cover with a towel and remove to leave behind water splotches. Set aside to dry.

4. Using the September 2016 Die of the Month kit, cut and emboss the tree from Kraft colored card stock and then sponge the image with Early Espresso ink.

5. Die-cut bats from Basic Black card stock and die cut a pumpkin from orange foiled cardstock and the face from Basic Black card stock.

6. Die cut a medium circle from yellow cardstock using the Layering circles framelits. Sponge the edges and the inside of the die using Tangelo Twist ink.

7. Using the Pickett Fence border, die cut and emboss using the Bog Shot machine.

To assemble the card:

1. On the sponged background lay out elements in desired design.

2. Adhere the Circle in the upper right corner using ATG and then adhere 2 of the bats with Fine-tip glue pen. Next adhere the tree die and place another bat to the left of the tree.

3. Cover the fence die with Fine tip glue and adhere over the bottom of the tree. Place pumpkin with glue dots to the bottom right corner and adhere the puffy sticker sentiment to the left. Add black splatters.

For the inside of the card:

1. On a piece of cream card stock (4” x 5 ¼”) stamp Trick or Treat in Tangelo Twist ink. Sponge the edges of the panel with Early Espresso ink. Adhere to the inside of the card.

2. Using mini glue dot adhere a die cut bat next to the sentiment.

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

Friday, October 7, 2016

Sweet Honeybee Spinner card

I have a card for you today that is a little out of my norm. I have never created a spinner card but for one of the September Challenges we were tasked with picking our inspiration from the Stampin' Success 3rd quarter magazine and create a card based on it or copy it directly. The project I chose uses the same stamp set but I used different papers and elements to create my card. Such fun for making my first Slider card. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: 2 pennies, clear blocks.

1. Cut a card base out of Old Olive card stock that measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of the Serene Scenery DSP and decide where you want to create the spinner portion of your card. Die cut the slider element and place the pennies in the track in order to adhere foam adhesive to pop the DSP up. Don’t put adhesive too close to the pennies or the mechanism won’t work.

3. On scraps of Whisper White card stock, stamp images using Memento Tuxedo black ink and then color the images using Stampin’ Write markers. Adhere the hive in the upper left corner unsing Tear & Tape and with a mini glue dot adhere the bee image to cover the penny.

4. Stamp sentiment inMemento Tuxedo black ink, cut to size and then back the sentiment with a scrap of Old Olive card stock. Adhere the sentiment to the bottom left corner with mini glue dots.

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

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thoughts for you- card

Good morning and welcome to another card that was used in a challenge in September. For this challenge we had to use 2 card stocks + white card stock, 3 ink colors and 1 stamp set. I made a very clean and simple card and I think this was my favorite challenge for September. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: clear blocks.

1. Create a card base from Dapper Denim card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock, sponge the edges with Tip Top Taupe and adhere to the card base using Tear & Tape adhesive.

3. Cut a slightly smaller panel of Whisper White card stock and sponge the edges using Tip Top Taupe ink again. Stamp the texture stamp on the white panel using Tip Top Taupe ink, in the center of the panel and then stamp the bird image right on top, using Dapper Denim ink. Stamp the sentiment under the bird also using the Dapper Denim ink. Stamp the flowers in Flirty Flamingo on either side of the sentiment and also in the upper right corner. Adhere the stamped panel to the Flirty Flamingo panel using Tear & Tape.

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Happy 20th (Sept challenge #7)

Today I have a clean and simple card for you that can be used for a birthday card or anniversary. This is intended for my Husband for our 20th anniversary and I also used this card in one of the Sept Stampin' Up challenges. We were tasked to use one of the techniques in the video archives and I chose spritzing the background which was so much fun. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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1. Create a card base from Dapper Denim card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of the In-Color DSP as a mat and adhere to the card base using Tear & Tape.

3. Cut a slightly smaller Whisper White panel (3 ¾” x 5”) and run through the Boho Chic embossing folder using the Big Shot machine. Adhere to the DSP panel.

4. Die cut the Numbers needed and cut a 1” piece of Delightful Dijon card stock and flag one end. Stamp Happy sentiment in Dapper Denim on the flagged piece and then adhere to the embossed panel using mini glue dots.

5. Place the numbers to the right of the flagged piece, at an angle and adhere using mini glue dots.

6. On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the th in Dapper Denim and die-cut with the banner from the framelit set. Adhere under the numbers with a mini glue dot.

7. Sprinkle enamel shapes and then splatter the panel with Delightful Dijon ink mixed with water.

Additional supplies: clear blocks.

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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stampin’ Up Sept Challenge #6

Hello and welcome to another post. The September challenge #6 was to use any project you find on the Stampin’ Up homepage for INSPIRATION. Don’t copy it but make it your own. I used Santa's Sleigh bundle, Warmth & Cheer DSP, Silver Metallic thread and the Silver Metallic shapes to give the illusion of snow falling. I made an Oval shaped Christmas card. Take a look below and let me know what you think.

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1. Create a card base from Whisper White card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼””. Die cut an oval shape to create the shaped card base then cut a piece of the Warmth and Cheer DSP to 4” x 5 ¼” and die cut another oval shape to fit the top of the card base. Adhere the DSP on top of the card base and trim off any excess paper.

2. Usine Tip Top Taupe card stock, stamp the reindeer image using Memento Tuxedo black ink and then die cut the image with the matching framelit. Place a couple of glue dots behind the reindeer and then cover with silver metallic thread and then place the reindeer above the sentiment.

3. Stamp the sentiment on a strip from one of the other DSP’s in the pack and flag one end. Adhere the sentiment strip about 1 ½” from the bottom using Fine-tip glue pen.

4. Sprinkle the card front with basic rhinestones.

The inside of the card was left blank for a personal message

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thanks a Bunch- SU September challenge #5

Good morning everyone. I know I don't usually post this early but here in Virginia we're experiencing some rain storms and flooding so the roads are blocked or flooded out and I can't do my job in these conditions. So, here is the next card for the September challenge in a SU group I'm in and it was to create a fall themed card. I kept it clean and simple with just a little sponging on the edges, some marker coloring, and using a punch. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: clear blocks.

1. Create a card base from Cucumber Crush card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. I made mine a top- folding card.

2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of Delightful Dijon card stock as a mat, sponge the edges with Tip Top Taupe ink and adhere to the card base using Tear & Tape.

3. Cut a piece of Cucumber Crush to 2 ½” x 4 1/8” and then cut a slightly smaller Whisper White panel. Sponge the edges of each panel. Adhere the Cucumber Crush panel to the center of the card base. On the Whisper White panel, stamp the pile of leaves and color in with markers. Stamp the falling leaves above the pile and color with markers.

4. Stamp the tree trunk and the pile of leaves. Punch out the images and color the leaves with Stampin’ Write markers. Stamp the sentiment in the upper right corner using Cucumber Crush ink. Pop up the images using dimensionals and adhere to the left of the stamped pile of leaves. Adhere the panel to the front of the card.

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thank you Friend- Challenge#4 card

Welcome friends. I wanted to share my latest September challenge for the Stampin' Up group I'm in. We were asked to use heat embossing on our card and boy did I have a great time creating this card with the Copper embossing powder. The leaves just jump off the page with the beautiful background I created with some sponging. Take a look below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies used: anti-static powder bag, clear blocks, heat tool and Aquarelle watercolor paper.

1. Create a card base from Basic Black card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. I made mine a side folding card.

2. Cut a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White card stock as a mat and adhere to the card base.

3. Using a piece of watercolor paper start sponging the inks all over the panel, starting with Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe and finally Tangelo Twist. Dry the panel with a heat tool.

4. Stamp the big leaf in the stamp set using , Versa Mark ink, onto the watercolor paper and then sprinkle with the Copper embossing powder. Heat set.

5. Stamp a smaller leaf around the panel using Tangelo Twist ink.

6. On Basic Black card stock, rub powder bag over and then stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark. Sprinkle with Copper embossing powder and then heat set. Cut the sentiments down, pop up on dimensionals and adhere to the card front.

7. Place the whole panel to the card base using Tear & Tape.

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Peaceful Pines Christmas card

Hello and welcome to today's post. Today I have created a Christmas card that is clean and simple and yet easy to mass-produce. This card was used in a challenge for a Stampin' Up group I am in. I have used some card stock, Washi tape, ribbon to make a bow and even did a little sponging. The Trees are stamped in Old Olive and the middle tree is popped up for added dimension. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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1. Create a card base from Tip Top Taupe card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. I made mine a top folding card.

2. Cut 2 strips of Washi tape and adhere ¼” from the top and ¼” from the bottom.

3. Trim a piece of Whisper white card stock to fit between the Washi strips. Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink in the upper left corner and then stamp the tree 3 times in the bottom right corner using Old Olive ink. Stamp the star atop each tree in Crushed Curry ink. Sponge the edges with Tip Top Taupe ink.

4. On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp another tree and die cut with the matching framelits. Place dimensional on the back of the die-cut and adhere over top of the middle tree on the focal panel. Pop the focal panel up on dimensionals and adhere to the card front.

5. Create a bow with the white Organza ribbon and adhere it under the sentiment using mini glue dots.

For the inside of the card:

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1. Cut a piece of Whipser White card stock 4” x 5 ¼”.

2. Cover bottom of the panel with a strip of the same Washi tape from the front of the card.

3. Stamp the same tree inside with a different sentiment.

4. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

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

Friday, September 9, 2016

Trick or Treat card

TGIF. Time for a weekend of crafty fun and I hope everyone is ready to enjoy a beautiful weekend. I have a new card to share with you today and it's using new-to-me products such as Art Impressions stamps and dies along with Nicole Crafts Halloween stamper set. I used markers with the stamped background I created and added some black pearls around the project for added interest and dimension. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies used: ATG tape runner, Nicole Crafts Halloween stamper set, anti-static powder bag, Queen&co Nightfall Pearls, Post-it tape for masking.

1. Create card base Basic Black card stock to measure 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a slightly smaller panel of Rich Razzleberry card stock and adhere to the front of the card base.

3. Using a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, create a background with focal image stamp, Staz On ink and markers. Adhere directly to the card front using favorite adhesive.

4. Stamp the focal image using Staz On ink and color in with markers then stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic Black card stock using VersaMark in and then cover with white embossing powder. Heat set.

5. Create a flagged banner out of Rich Razzleberry card stock for the focal image and sentiment to rest on. Pop the images up using dimensionals.

6. Place banner down at the bottom of the background paper and then pop the images onto the banner.

7. Sprinkle some black pearls around the card.

For the inside of the card I cut a piece of White card stock slightly smaller than the card base and stamped a sentiment on the inside.

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Snow Way card

Hello all. I have another card for another challenge in one of my groups and this was to case a card in the current Stampin' Up catalog. Since I'm preparing Christmas cards I thought this stamp set would be great for the challenge. My new favorite green is Cucumber Crush and I think it goes very well with the Cherry Cobbler DSP. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.
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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, anti-static powder bag, heat tool and clear blocks.

1. Create a card base from Cucumber Crush card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Warmth and Cheer DSP to about 1 ½”and flag one end. Adhere to the card front using favorite adhesive.

3. Die cut a piece of Whisper White card stock using the layering Circles die and then sponge the edges with the Cucumber Crush ink. Adhere the die-cut to the center of the flagged DSP. 4. Stamp the focal image on scrap Whisper White card stock using Memento Tuxedo black ink and the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write marker. On yet another scrap of Whisper White stamp the Santa hat in Cherry Cobbler ink. Pop the penguin up on dimensionals and adhere the hat to the penguin using fine-tip glue pen. Place the stamped images in the center of the sponged circle.

5. Tie a bow with the Cuccumber Crush thick bakers twine and adhere to the bottom of the circle with a mini glue dot.

6. Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark ink in the bottom-right corner and sprinkle with White embossing powder. Heat set.

7. Sprinkle with rhinestones for a little sparkle.

The inside of the card was left the blank to add a personal message.

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

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Enjoy your Day

Happy Labor Day weekend! Hope everyone is enjoying time off from work and getting some crafting done.

Today I have a card share for you that I created for a month long challenge in one of my groups. This is one of the things we do in out group to encourage the use of our supplies and get our creative juices flowing. I love when there are guidelines associated with a challenge because it makes things a little easier. I used Moroccan DSP, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla and Emerald Envy card stocks and then wrapped it with some Dapper Denim Ruched ribbon. I also die cut 2 tags and sprinkled some enamels shapes around.

Take a look below and let me know what you think.
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1. Create a card base from Emerald Envy card stock that is 5 ½”x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock slightly smaller than the card base and then a piece of the DSP cut slightly smaller as well to leave small border on each side. Adhere these panels together and then wrap with the ribbon and adhere all to the card base.

3. Die cut a larger tag from Delightful Dijon card stock and then a smaller one from Very Vanilla card stock. Adhere the tags together, stamp sentiment and sprinkle with Dapper Denim enamel shapes. Pop up on dimensionals and adhere to the card base over the ribbon. Tie a bow with the same ribbon and adhere to the left of the tags.

The inside of the card was left blank to add a personal message.

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Merry Christmas card

Hello all. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and ready for some more Christmas card inspiration. I love the new stamps coming out tomorrow and the pretty This Christmas DSP also. I did use some embellishments from an older Project Life Seasonal kit for a little sparkle. The coloring was done with Spectrum Noir markers and although there was a little bleeding I love the way the image turned out.
Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.
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Additional supplies:
ATG tape runner, Spectrum Noir markers (DR1, DR5, TN2, FS6 AND GB8).

1. Create card base out of Old Olive card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Die-cut a piece of Real Red card stock using a die cutting machine and the Banners framelits and then die-cut a slightly smaller banner from a piece of This Christmas Specialty DSP. Attach these 2 panels together and then adhere to the top center of the card base .

3. Using a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock die-cut an oval framlit and sponge with Old Olive ink. On another scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the image using Memento Black ink and color image using Spectrum Noir markers. Pop the focal image up on dimensional and adhere to the Old Olive oval and adhere to the top of the banners panels.

4. Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and flag one end. Adhere the sentiment under the focal image.

5. Sprinkle silver sequins in a visual triangle.

For the inside of the card I just cut a piece of the DSP and then a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White card stock and adhered both to the inside. Another sentiment was used for the inside panel.

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

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Christmas Blessings card

Happy Sunday. I know it's been about a week since I've posted but I've been a bit under the weather and sometimes you're just not up to being creative when you're not feeling well, so I apologize for that. I do have a Christmas card I would like to share with you today and it using some of the new items that will be coming in the 2016 Holiday catalog beginning September 1st. I have pine cones all over my yard at home and I just love taking photos of them each year so when I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it.
Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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1. Create a card base from Old Olive card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼””.

2. Cut a panel of the Whisper White cardstock and also a slightly smaller piece of the DSP and adhere to the card base.

3. Stamp the pine cones, holly and berries using Whisper White card stock and ink of choice and then die cut using die cutting machine. Coat the pine cones with Wink of stella.

4. Die cut the leaves and arrange on the front of the DSP that is on the front of the card and place glue dots behind pine cones and adhere to the leaves. Using the fine-tip glue pen arrange berries on top of the holly and then adhere to the center of the pine cones using a glue dot.

5. Stamp the sentiment inside the frame and then fussy-cut. Pop up the frame on dimensional and adhere to the top center of the card.

For the inside of the card:

1. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼”.

2. Stamp leaves in Cherry Cobbler ink and then the sentiment in Old Olive ink.

3. Take another holy leaf with berries attached and adhere to one of the leaves.

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

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Haven- Layout

Hello and welcome to a layout share using a little of this and a little of that. All of the supplies will be listed below. I love scrapping my son but I reached out to some friends who have daughters for a little change of pace and I have to tell you that there is so much more you can do with a girl layout. I love the frill of the doilies and the pink ( I don't use pink on my boy layouts) and ribbon. Of course, I also had to throw in some gold and flowers.

Take a look at the layout below and let me know what you think.

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I started the layout with paper from the Jen Hadfield HomeMade paper pad and cut out the middle of pink paper and cut down the gray striped paper. The Stampin' Up Love Blossoms embellishment kit had some ribbon in it that matched the papers so well so I wrapped the ribbon around the center of the striped paper and then adhered this to the cut out pink paper. I layered some papers behind the photo and added a doily (cut in half) on either side of the photo.

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The flowers were created using a Spellbinders die with Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate card stock and then some more embellishments from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit were placed in the center of each flower. One was put on either side of the ribbon. Some of the embellishments from the Jan and Aug Hip kits (2016) were used above the title and on the doily. There was an acetate die cut word from Pink Fresh Studio Life noted collection that was added to the to of the layout with a gold heart.

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Additional supplies: Jen Hadfield Home Made 12 x 12 paper pad, Wilton 4" Doily, 15/16" square punch (Family Treasures), Hero Arts Fancy Dies (DI061) Alphabet Uppercase, Some bits from the Jan 2016 and Aug 2016 Hip Kits, 3D Foam tape.

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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hip Hip Hooray birthday card

It's Sunday and I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Today I want to share a feminine birthday card with you and I made a masculine one using the same design.

I didn't think I would be able to use the new In-Color Peekaboo Peach but while creating the masculine version I thought this was the perfect color for the design. A splash of Basic black card stock was used to break up the layers and there was some marker coloring on the cake. If you haven't checked out the New Enamel shapes in the new catalog, give them a try because I like what they added to the candles atop the cake.

Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner.

1. Create card base out of Peekaboo Peach card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock about ¼” smaller and then a piece of DSP slightly smaller. Attach these 2 panels together and then adhere to the card base .

3. Using a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock cut a 1” strip and flag the left side. Stamp the image using Memento Black ink and then attach the ribbon at the right using a glue dot.
4. Die cut a piece of Basic black card stock with the scalloped edge circle framelit and then die cut a Whisper white circle. Stamp focal image on the front of the circle. Color the base for the cake with Wink of Stella and the cake with Tip Top Taupe and Peekaboo Peach. Adhere the circles together and then pop up on dimensional and adhere over the the Ruched ribbon.
5. Attach 3 enamel shapes on the candles.

For the inside of the card I just cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhered it to the inside. The inside panel was left blank for a personal message.

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Playing Fireman- layout

Happy Wednesday to everyone. I thought I'd share my latest layout with you using the #212 sketch from Sketches in Thyme.

The background paper is Tangerine Tango by Stampin" Up and I used the SU Gorgeous Grunge stamp to create splatters using Versa Mark ink and then sprinkling with SU Gold embossing powder. I then heat set and used another stamp from the set and stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink. The two panels to the far left are from a retired paper pack called Watercolor Wonder and the circle element was created using the Layering Circles framelits and Every Day Chic DSP.

The title was created with the Paper Studio Alphabet stickers.

The banners were made with the washi tape from the Simple Stories So Rad collection and the EPIC flair badge is from the same collection.

I completed the layout by backing the photo on white card stock and then layering another piece of Watercolor Wonder dsp behind that. Using Fun foam, I popped the photo up and then attached to the dsp panel.

This sketch was easy to follow and I love how the layout turned out. Take a look below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, embossing bag, heat tool, Simple Stories So Rad collection, SU #132994 (retired) Watercolor Wonder collection and #217463 The Paper Studio Alphabet stickers.

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

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Picasso face- layout

Hello and welcome to a layout share I have created for a challenge in the Victoria Marie FB group. I love the sketch we had but had a lot of trouble coming up with good color combo and elements to match. I followed the design pretty closely, using mainly Stampin' Up products with some Heidi Swapp and Tim Holtz mixed in, and then I added my own touch in a couple of places. Take a look at the project I created below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Heidi Swapp Puffy stickers, Heidi Swapp Color Shine in gold, Tim Holtz idea-ology Big Chat stickers, DMC white thread.

1. On an 11" x 11" piece of white card stock, do the packaging technique using your blue ink. Set this aside to dry. When dry, mount this to a coordinating DSP.

2. Cut all of the paper elements using desired DSP and then arrange the pieces according to the sketch and adhere using favorite adhesive.

3. Adhere the title stickers to the left of the photo and the word stickers to the right of the photo (used as journaling).

4. Splatter the page with Heidi Swapp gold color shine.

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

Thursday, August 4, 2016

You're out of this World

Hello and welcome to the post for today. I have created a card for the MojoMonday #459 contest and I like the clean and simple design. The coordinating paper strips and the marker-colored focal image along with the stars really made this card shine. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Wink of Stella and Fun Foam.

1. Create card base out of Pool Party card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼”.

3. Cut 3 strips of coordinating Designer Series Paper and attach then to the Whisper White panel using ATG tape runner or favorite adhesive, leaving a small space between each. Pop this panel up with fun foam and attach to the card base.

4. Cut a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock to 2 ¾”x 3 ¾” and then cut a slightly larger piece of Pool Party card stock to mat the Dijon panel. Glue the wo pieces toether and adhere to the 3 strip panel.

5. On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the sentiment using Delightful Dijon ink and flag the right side. Set aside. On another scrap of Whisper White card stock stamp the focal image and color in using the Stampin’ Write (Brights collection- Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and a smidge of Daffodil Delight). Color the focal image and the stars with the Wink of Stella glitter pen. Pop up the left side of the sentiment, use tape runner on the right side to adhere.

6. Die cut the focal image using the layering Circles framelits and the Big Shot machine. Pop the colored image up on a dimensional and adhere to the Dijon panel.

7. Punch 2 stars from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and place one on the banner and 1 in the bottom right corner. Place an enamel star shape in the upper left corner.

For the inside of the card I just cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhered it to the inside. The inside panel was left blank for a personal message.

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

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tis the Season- card

Hello Hello. I know it's been a while but life happened and I was not able to post. I am back today with another card in my Christmas in July series featuring the Peaceful Pines stamp set. Since it's been so hot and humid here in Virginia, I was glad to make a cute Christmas card to celebrate the season of winter. The photos don't do the sparkle from the embossing powder justice but it does shine.
Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.
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Additional supplies used: ATG tape runner, embossing powder bag, heat tool.

1. Create a card base from Very Vanilla card stock that is 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a piece of This Christmas DSP to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the card front using favorite adhesive. Next cut a piece of coordinating DSP ( I flipped the piece I used on the card base) adhering to the top left corner and cutting at an angle. Adhere to the first DSP on the card base.

3. Die cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock using the layering ovals dies and then die cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock using a scalloped oval. Stamp the tree image on the Very Vanilla using the Garden Green stampin’ write marker and then stamp the dots on top in Versa Mark ink and sprinkle with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set with a heat tool. Stamp the sentiment using the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write marker at the bottom of the tree.

4. Tie a bow with the Gold trim cording and adhere to the top of the tree with a mini glue dot. Attach the ovals together with dimensionals and then adhere to the card base with tape runner.

For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” and left the panel blank to add a personal message.

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

Beary Merry Christmas card

Hello and welcome to today's post. I hope the weekend has been good and you're ready for a little more Christmas inspiration. This o...