Saturday, April 30, 2016

Peony Bouquet Mother's Day card

Happy Saturday to all of you. I hope your weekend is gong well. I'm having a lazy scrappy day and thought I'd share the latest card I have created with you.
The Peony Bouquet stamp set and matching dies was a purchase I made after watching a video by Therese Calvird at http://lostinpaper.wordpress.com/. You can watch the video here https://youtu.be/hsUuzdWmc6s. I loved the flower so much I knew I had to have it. This is what I made today so take a look below and let me know what you think.
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1. Start with Whisper White card stock cut to 5 ½”x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.
2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼”. Sponge this panel with Pool Party ink with a very light hand.
3. Stamp the Peonies in three shades then die cut them. This was my favorite part.
4. Stamp the leaves in two shades of green.
5. I popped one of the flowers on 3D foam tape with the leaves on either side and adhered it to the center of the card with the other 2 flowers adhered direct to paper with Tear & Tape.
6. Sprinkle gold sequins around and stamp the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner in Versa Mark ink and heat set with Gold embossing powder.
7. Adhere the sponged panel to the card base.

For the inside of the card:
1. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the inside of the card.
2. I left the inside of the card blank for a personal message.

Additional supplies used:

Anti static Powder bag, Heat Tool.
http://www.amazon.com/Inkadinkado-63-00024-Embossing-Powder-Bundle/dp/B003VWMJGC/ref=sr_1_24?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1462050535&sr=1-24&keywords=Inkadinkado
http://altenew.com/products/peony-bouquet
http://altenew.com/products/peony-bouquet-die
http://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-2-Inch-36-Yard-Double-Sided/dp/B000PSB7BI/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1462051029&sr=8-13&keywords=scotch+3m">
https://www.michaels.com/hero-arts-celebrate-everyday-stamps/10231266.html

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

There is no place like home- Layout share

Hello everyone. Today I have a layout share that features the Simple Stories Life in Color collection. I have a hard time finding masculine papers and since most of the projects I create have boys or men in them it was so nice to get this collection. The sticker sheet provided 2 phrases and I also used a Recollections (Michaels) Dimensional sticker for the title.

Since the layout was about my Dad being the first in his family to own a home I die-cut #1 from Stampin' Up Large Numbers Framelits (#140622) and then cut it again with Fun Foam for some dimension. I also stamped, colored (#131259 and # 138333) and die-cut the little houses (Stampin' Up) at the bottom (#135095/ #135857). I don't really care for flicking on my layouts so I used a stamp with splatters on it (Stampin' Up Timeless Textures #140517) and used the same stamp set to add a swipe of yellow in some spots.The fence is a die cut from Darice and that was sponged with some Walnut Stain distress ink.

I really enjoyed putting this layout together and loved documenting such an important event.

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

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Some close ups.

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The Stampin' Up products used:
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I hope you have enjoyed this project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Party Wishes card

It's Sunday and I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I have another card featuring more retiring products. I have a hard time using Washi tape but this one came together so quickly and the colors just seemed to work. This card could be used for a lot of occasions and that's why I left the inside blank. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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1. Start with Whisper White card stock cut to 5 ½”x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. Adhere Blackberry Bliss Washi tape along the right side of the card base.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock slightly smaller than the card base. Adhere strips of Washi on the diagonal from the upper left corner down 3 times. Repeat the process from the bottom left up.

3. Stamp sentiment in the white space above the Washi tape in the upper right corner.

4. Stamp image of cake and fussy cut then adhere pearls and punch out a candle to place on the cake using the Fine-Tip glue pen.

5. Place the focal image over the interconnecting Washi tape and adhere using dimensional.

The inside of the card was left blank.

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

Friday, April 22, 2016

Using Retiring Products on a Mother's Day card

Hello and thank you for joining me for a card project today. I will be sharing another Mother's Day card sample with you where I use up some of the products that will be retiring from the Stampin' Up Annual Catalog at the end of May. The focal image from Pictogram Punches stamp set, the flower punch, the beautiful ribbon, lovely ink colors and the gorgeous Designer paper along with the Mossy Meadow card stock will all be gone soon so I thought I'd use them on this project. You can head to www.http://creativemeasures.stampinup.net to grab these items before they're gone. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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The inside of the card:
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Here is a close up of the focal image and the Wink of Stella added just the right tough of sparkle but doesn't photograph very well.

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Instructions for putting this card together.

1. Start with Mossy Meadow card stock cut to 5 ½”x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.,br>
2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼”. Then cut a slightly smaller piece of the Botanical Gardens DSP and adhere to the Whisper White panel.

3. Cut another piece of Whisper White card stock to 2 ¾”x 5 ¾” and a slightly smaller piece of coordinating DSP. Adhere the two panels together then wrap both DSP panels with the Mint Macaron Dotted trim lace and adhere all to the front of the card base.

4. Die cut an oval out of Mossy Meadow card stock and then a slightly smaller one from Whisper White card stock. On the Whisper White panel stamp images. Stamp sentiment with Versa Mark ink on Tangelo Twist card stock, then heat emboss with White embossing powder and punch using the Word Window punch. Adhere the focal panel onto the Mossy Meadow panel and pop up on dimensionals and adhere to the front of the card.

5. Add the punched sentiment under the stamped image.

For the inside of the card:

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

2. Stamp the images used on the front of the card and add a sentiment inside.

The supplies used.
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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, EK success powder tool, Heat tool and clear blocks.

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

Saturday, April 16, 2016

You've Got This Mother's Day card

Happy Saturday to all of you. I wanted to share another card I created using up some of the soon-retiring products from Stampin' Up. I did some coloring with markers and some heat embossing, then did a ribbon wrap around one of the layers. This card has no sentiment on the front as to not detract from the card design. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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The inside of the card:

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner and Heat Tool.

1. Start with Whisper White card stock cut to 4 1/4” x 11” and scored at 5 1/2”.

2. Cut a piece of DSP to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the card base.

3. Cut a 3 ½” x 4 ¾” of coordinating DSP and wrap with the Baker’s Twine. Adhere to the first DSP layer using dimensional.

4. Stamp image with Versa Mark ink and then heat emboss. Color with markers then die cut an oval using the framelits and Whisper White card stock, keeping the image in the die and sponge with Hello Honey ink. Pop up focal panel on dimensional and adhere to the front of the card.

5. Add 3 pearls to the right side of the oval.

For the inside of the card:

1. Cut a piece of one of the DSP’s from the front of the card to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the inside of the card.

2. Die cut another oval, stamp the image from the front and a sentiment inside.

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

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Nice Cuppa Mother's Day card

Happy Sunday and welcome to today's post. I have another Mother's day card for you and I have to say I'm a little on the fence about this one. I was trying to keep it simple and mainly showcase the paper's but think there is something missing. What do you think? Would you add sequins, ribbon of pearls? I'm not sure what it is but I think I need something else on this one.

The colors used in the project are Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo and there is a little die-cutting, sponging and heat embossing. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.
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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Heat tool.

1. Start with Whisper White card stock cut to 4 1/4” x 11” and scored at 5 1/2”.

2. Cut a piece of DSP to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the card base.

3. Cut at smaller piece of coordinating DSP and using the Circle framelits partial die-cut the bottom into a rounded edge. Adhere to the first DSP layer.

4. Die cut a tea pot from DSP and a circle from White card stock. Cut a white doily in half and sponge the circle and doily with the Crushed Curry ink.

5. Adhere the doily to the circle die and then adhere to the front of the card. Hear emboss the sentiment on the tea pot. Pop the tea pot up with dimensional and adhere to the circle.

For the inside of the card:

1. Cut a piece of one of the DSP’s from the front of the card to 1” x 4” and adhere to the bottom of the inside of the card.

2. Stamp another sentiment inside.

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

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sitting Pretty layout share

It's the weekend and time to get scrappy.

Today I have created a layout of the 3 oldest cousins , Maisheda, David and James. These 3 were all born the same year (1989) and all three had very different personalities. We thought we'd take a photo of them and not everyone was cooperating.
So in an effort to use up my stash I selected some retired products and even threw in a couple of new products. I also used some mambiCHIPS, Becky HIggins Project Life kits,some Paper Studio Alpha stickers and the Tim Holtz Big Chat sticker book. Take a look at the layout below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies used: ATG tape runner.

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

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Timeless Elegance- Happy Mother's Day

Time to start thinking about Mother's day and the card you'd like to make. I have created for you today a clean and simple card that goes together quickly. This is the only holiday where I can dig into my pinks (Rose Red) and blushes (Blushing Bride) and throw in some pretty DSP for some girlie cards and projects since my husband and boys probably wouldn't go for a pink card. Some Crumb Cake card stock was used on the die cut for some contrasting color. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tap runner, Scotch 3M foam tape and the MISTI tool.

Here is a photo showing the elements used.

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Here is the inside of the card. I left it blank to write a message to the recipient.
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I hope you have enjoyed this project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Happy Mother's Day card

Happy Sunday. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I had a long weekend filled with a little scrappy fun and today it's a card. Mother's Day is coming up so I thought I'd get started on making some cards for the occasion. The colors used are Hello Honey, Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron with Pear Pizzazz used on the leaves. I did a little punching, some die-cutting and added some candy dots. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies used: ATG tape runner.

1. Start with Hello Honey card stock cut to 4 ¼”x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a piece of Botanical Gardens DSP to 4”x 5 ¼” and punch the corners using the Curvy Corner Trio punch and adhere to the card base.

3. Cut a panel of DSP and then make flag end at the bottom. Adhere to the left side of the card front.

4. Stamp flower and leaf images then die-cut using the Big Shot. Pop all the flowers up using dimensional and scatter around the card front. Place a candy dot in the center of each flower.

5. On scrap piece of Hello Honey card stock stamp the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink. Punch out the sentiment using the Word Window punch and pop up with dimensional. Adhere to the right center of the card front.

For the inside of the card:

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

2. I left the inside blank.

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

Friday, April 1, 2016

Family love: layout share

April Fool's day. I hope no one got pranked too badly today.

My latest layout using the Feb 2016 Hip Kit. The addition of some Gold Thread around the photo and a New Jersey sticker from Jet Setters sticker sheet (Reminisce), plus some dash lines in Night of Navy ink (Stampin' Up). Very simple but really like how this turned out.

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

Annual Christmas card

Good morning everyone.  Today I would like to share the cards my Sister in Law and I made for our annual Christmas card night. A lot of th...