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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Supplies:
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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.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Rub-a Dub Dub layout

Hello and welcome to today’s project using another sketch from Sketches in Thyme. This was the perfect sketch (#208) to use with the photos I had.

For my layout, I started with a sheet of white Recollections card stock and then mounted a piece of yellow paper, from my stash, on top. Using the SU Gorgeous Grunge (#130517) stamp set, I created the splatters with Dapper Denim and Cucumber Crush (#141394) inks.

The photos I used are of my son Michael in a bathtub as a baby so I chose to use the Baby Mine Boy collection kit (#648691) by Carina Gardner / Carta Bella. The tag used was from the $1 bin at Michaels and the yellow balls are a new to me product called So Suzy Skittles (Sunshine Yellow) from So Suzy Stamps. They were simply adhered to the layout using mini glue dots.

In the upper left corner the circular element was created using the largest Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies (#141497) from Stampin’ Up and it was adhered to the background using the Fine-Tip Glue pen (#138309).

Finally, the title, which I have been holding on to for 3 ½ years, is from a 3D sticker pack from Paper House and it goes so well with the photos. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.
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Stampin' Up products used:
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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, July 10, 2016

Thinking of you at Christmas

Hello and welcome to the first card project for the Christmas in July series. I will create a card each week with a Christmas Holiday theme with list of supplies used and instructions on how to put the card together. If you are interested in any of the supplies I use please feel free to visit my online shop to make a purchase. The project for today is subtle with a splash of color and I really love the sequins and flagged banners.

I used this card in a weekend challenge for a group I'm in. This could easily be mass-produced if you only use one card design for Holiday cards.

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

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Supplies used:
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1. Create a card base from Very Vanilla card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼””.

2. Cut a piece of the This Christmas DSP to 4” x 5 ¼” and sponge the edges with Tip Top Taupe ink and adhere this panel to the card base.

3. Cut a 1” x 5 ¼” strip of paper and notched the edges to create a flagged end ( I used a square punch to create this piece) and then cut a ¾” wide piece of Very Vanilla and create a flagged end. Stamp the sentiment on the Very Vanill flag using Mossy Meadow ink. Adhere the 2 flagged pieces together and then to the DSP on the card front.

4. On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock stamp the focal image using Cherry Cobbler ink and then the second layer in Real Red in and cut out the image (including the leaves). Stamp the same image again but this time use Mossy Meadow ink and cut out the whole image. Place red stamped image over the Mossy Meadow image using a glue dot and then adhere this to the flagged banners using a dimensional.

5. Add gold sequins in a visual triangle around the card front.

For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” and stamped another sentiment in the center of the panel. Adhere to the inside of the card base.

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

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Blend well Together- card

Hello everyone Today I wanted to share a card I made using the Lawn Fawn "So Smooth" stamp set and matching dies. I loved putting this card together and the fruit I chose are my favorites. There is a little ink blending with Distress inks, some Spectrum Noir coloring on the images and some heat embossing on the sentiment.
Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.
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Supplies used:
Lawn Fawn "So Smooth" stamp set and matching dies
Milled Lavender Distress ink
Tattered Rose Distress ink
Memento Tuxedo black ink
Spectrum Noir Markers: DR1, DR3, BT1, CT2, DG4, CT3, CT4, TN7, BG4, BG8, BG2, AND BT4 AS WELL AS THE BLENDER PEN.
Stampin' Up: Pool Party Classic ink and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the ink splatters, Basic Black card stock and Whisper White card stock. Mini Glue dots.
Scotch 3M foam tape
ATG tape runner

Instructions:
1. Create an A2 size card base out of Basic Black card stock.
2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock slightly smaller than the card base and sponge on some Tattered Rose and then some Milled Lavender Distress ink where you want to put the images.
3. Using the Pool Party ink and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set make splatters around the sponged area. Adhere this panel to the card base.
4. Stamp images on Whisper White card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color in using Spectrum Noir markers.
5. Stamp the sentiment on Basic Black card stock using VersaMark ink and cover with white embossing powder. Heat set.
6. Adhere the sentiment under the sponged area and then place colored images above the sentiment, popping up the blender and using mini glue dots for the rest of the images.

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

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Just Hanging out- Layout share

Hello and welcome to another layout share showing my take on the sketch #207 from Sketches in Thyme blog for the week. I love how this turned out and even got to use orange on a layout. Normally I only use orange at Halloween but my son is wearing an orange jacket in the photo and the playground equipment is also orange. Love it.

I used the Simple Stories So Rad collection to create my layout and then some Stampin' Up Pool Party for ink splatters that were created with the Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The mat behind the photo mats is a piece of Stampin' Up Night of Navy card stock that matched the pattered paper used as a photo mat. Finally, to create the arrows at the top and bottom of the page I used the Art C stamps and stencils set from Michael's, Dreamweaver's embossing paste and added a couple of drops of Stampin' Up Tangelo Twist ink refill to match the title letters and photo mat used.

Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think. If you would like to see the sketch used to create this layout go to http://sketchesinthyme.blogspot.com/.

Stampin' up products used:
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Additional supplies used:
Black DMC thread, ATG tape runner, Scotch 3M foam tape.

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

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Thoughts for you- card

Happy 4th of July weekend to everyone. I have been pretty busy this week with my full-time job but today I have a project for you using the Best Birds bundle and the Swirly Scribbles thinlits. I threw in some Moroccan DSP and also added some texture using 2 embossing folders. I think this card came together very nicely. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think by leaving a comment at the end of this post.

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Supplies used:
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1. Create a card base from Whisper White card stock that is 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

2. Cut a piece of Tip Top Taupe card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” and run it through the Big Shot using the Boho Chic embossing folder. Sponge the raised areas with Tip Top Taupe ink and adhere this panel to the white card base.

3. Die cut a piece of Moroccan DSP using the Banners framelits and then die cut a slightly smaller banner from Whisper White card stock and run that through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Adhere the two banners together and then adhere to the center of the card base.

4. Die cut a Layering Circle, stamp the sentiment and also die cut a Swirly Scribbles thinlit from Tip Top Taupe card stock and place both elements centered on the banner panels.

5. Stamp the bird on Whisper White card stock using Dapper Denim ink and pop up using dimensional. Adhere the bird to the center of the Swirly Scribbles die cut.

6. Add 3 gold sequins to the sentiment panel using mini glue dots.

For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” and sponged all of the edges with Tip Top Taupe ink. I 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

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