Saturday, August 19, 2017

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 the products used come from the Holiday catalog which comes out on Sept 1st. Crafty Lou created a card using the Christmas Quilt bundle and coordinating DSP while I created my card using the Hang Your Stocking stamp set with coordinating dies, the Year of Cheer DSP, and a sentiment from the Brightly Lit Christmas stamp set. We both used a nest of thread on our cards and Crafty Lou added some bling. Take a look at the projects we created and let us know what you think.


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Additional supplies:Red sewing thread, Gold sewing thread, Jewel brad, ATG, MISTI, Red ink.


We hope you have enjoyed our projects and will check back soon for more inspiration. Look below for a closer look at each card.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Christmas Easel card

Hello and welcome everyone.  I have a new card project I'd like to share with you that I created after watching a YouTube video by Cynthia Maynard(I'll try to link the video below).  Mine may not have come out as well but I'm very happy with the results.  Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think and then head on over to Cynthia Maynard's channel and check out her video.






Cynthia Maynard's video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQJ2QMWiCwQ&t=303s

Supplies:


Additional supplies: ATG, clear blocks, Stampendous Truck Tidings stamp set (CLD01), American Crafts Jolly 6x6 paper pad (35760)

  1. Create an A2 sized card base from Whisper White card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.
  2. On the front panel, cut one side on the 1 ½” mark up to the score line and then slide the card base to 4” and cut up to the score line.
  3. Cut a 3” x 4” piece of Whisper White card stock and adhere centered inside the card base. Glue down the two sides using favorite adhesive.
  4. For the side panels cut 2 patterned paper panels that measure 1 ¼” x 4” and for the middle panel cut 2 pieces of coordinating patterned paper at 1 7/8” x 2 ¼”. Fold the center panel in half, score with bone folder and adhere the patterned paper with favorite adhesive.
  5. Next, cut 2 different size labels, stamp sentiment on the smaller label using Cherry Cobbler ink and then adhere the labels together with Dimensionals. Adhere the sentiment to the inside of the flap and then stamp a coordinating sentiment beneath.
  6. Die-cut a scalloped circle from another piece of the patterned paper and then a plain circle from Whisper White card stock. Sponge the edges of the White circle with Cherry Cobbler ink and then stamp the focal image with Memento Tuxedo black ink. Color the images with Stampin’ Write markers (Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Berry Burst).
I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ribbon of Courage cards

Hello and happy Saturday to everyone. Today I have created 2 cards in different color palettes but not for a specific reason. I mainly used markers to color in the image and kept everything very clean and simple. Take a look at the projects below and let me know what you think.


Another version


Supplies:
Additional supplies:Fun Foam

  1. Create a card base (2) from Whisper White card stock to measure 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.
  1. Cut a Whisper White card stock panel to measure 4” x 5 ¼” (2 for each card base and 2 for the inside of each card).
  1. On the Whisper White panel stamp the focal image and sentiment using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Color the image in using the Stampin’ Write markers.
  1. Sponge the edges of the focal panel with coordinating ink. Pop up the panel on Fun Foam and adhere to the card base using Tear & Tape adhesive.
 
    The inside of the card was left blank for a personal message.

    Here are the cards side by side.  Which one is your favorite?

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

    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Merry Christmas Wishes card

    Welcome to today's post where I will share a clean and simple Christmas card. I love the cool blues and the pops of red in the patterned paper. Only the sentiment was stamped and then sequins scattered around the card. Sometimes the paper can do all the work for you. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


    Supplies:

    Additional supplies: Recollections White card stock, Recollections Winter Brites cardstock paper, clear blocks, ATG.

    1. Create a card base from a piece of the Winter Brites cardstock paper pack that measures 4 ¼" x 11" and score at 5 ½".

    2. Cut a piece of White card stock to measure 4" x 5 ¼" and then cut another piece of the cardstock paper to the same measurements. Cut the patterned paper on an angel from the top right corner and adhere these panels together using favorite adhesive.

    3. Stamp the sentiment across the top in a diagonal, using Real Red ink and adhere the whole focal panel to the card base.

    4. Sprinkle Bermuda Bay sequins around the card front using Mini Glue dots.

    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.

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Cool Treats Gatefold card

    Hello and welcome to the post for today. I thought it would be nice to create a card that could help cool things off. I love the ice cream scoops and that colorful DSP. The gatefold on this card just adds to the whimsy of the theme. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


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    Additional supplies used: ATG, clear blocks.

    1. Cut a piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock to 5 ½" x 8 ½" and score at about 2 1/8" on each side.

    2. Cut 2 strips of Pool Party card stock to 2" x 5 7/16" and then 2 strips of DSP to 1 7/8" x 5 ¼". Adhere the card stock to the side panels and then adhere the DSP on top of those.

    3. Die cut scalloped square from Pool Party card stock and then a plain square from Whisper White card stock. Adhere the squares together and then center on card front using adhesive on one side only.

    4. Die cut the bowl, ice cream and fudge from the coordinating framelits and adhere to the Whisper White square.

    5. Cut a strip of Pool Party (5/8" x 3") and a strip of Whisper White (1/2" x 2 7/8"). Stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink and adhere the strips together and then adhere to the opposite side of the card front.

    6. For the inside of the card cut a Whisper White panel to 4" x 5 ¼" and stamp the sentiment 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.

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Lift Me Up birthday card

    Hello and welcome to another card posting. Today I wanted to feature the Lift Me Up bundle and make it more masculine but I think this card can be used for a boy or a girl, big or small. I also needed some birds so I used the High Tide stamp set that worked perfectly. Just a add a little sparkle to the main image with Wink of Stella, sponge3 the edges of the background and the sentiment and then sprinkle with some enamel shapes. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



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    Additional supplies: ATG, clear blocks, Scotch 3M foam tape

    1. Create an A2 sized card base from Crushed Curry card stock to measures.

    2. Cut a Whisper White panel slightly smaller than the card base. Sponge the edges.

    3. Mask the clouds over the Whisper White panel, let dry and then stamp the birds randomly.

    4. On scrap paper, stamp the hot air balloons and then die-cut with coordinating thinlits. Pop the stamped images up with foam tape and adhere to the background piece.

    5. Cut a sentiment strip from Whisper White card stock, sponge the edges and stamp sentiment and then adhere to a slightly larger piece of card stock that matches the card base. Adhere directly to the bottom of the background piece.

    6. Sprinkle the card front with enamel shapes.

    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, July 16, 2017

    Daisy Delight Thank you card

    Happy Sunday everyone. I hope this post finds you enjoying a great weekend. I have a card share featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch. I did a little water coloring using the ink on the stamped image and a water brush. I always need Thank you cards on hand but this bundle could be used 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, Strathmore Watercolor paper (cold press), clear blocks, water brush, Brother Scan 'N Cut.

    1. Create a card base from Old Olive card stock to measure 5 ½" x 8 ½" and score at 4 ¼".

    2. Cut a piece of Watercolor card stock to 4" x 5 ¼" and set aside.

    3. Using scrap of Watercolor card stock, stamp 4 times with Tangelo Twist ink, watercolor and when dry, stamp over the image to define the image lines and then punch out the daisies with the coordinating punch and cut the leaves out on the Scan 'N Cut machine.

    4. Using 2 of the daisy images, off set and adhere using a mini glue dot then adhere in top left corner. Repeat in the bottom right corner and adhere the leaves to each flower using the Fine-tip glue pen.

    5. Stamp the sentiment in Perfect Plum ink and then stamp texture stamp around the open edges using Old Olive ink. Stamp the dot image in Tangelo Twist ink.

    6. Adhere the whole watercolor panel to the card base.

    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, July 12, 2017

    In-Color card stack

    Hello and welcome to another card share using all of the new Stampin' Up In-Colors along with matching card stocks. This project was so much fun to work on and I love all the little elements I used to created this set. I'm thinking about how I want to package the set besides just a box or just wrapping in ribbon. Take a look at the cards I created below along with the instructions and product list.



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    Additional supplies: ATG, paint brush, water, clear blocks


    Close-up of  the Berry Burst card


    1. Create a card base from each of the colored card stocks in the card stock pack to measure 4 ¼" x 8 ½" and score at 4 ¼".

    2. Cut Whisper White card stock panels for the front and inside of each card (10) to measure 4" x 4" and adhere.

    3. Using the same ink color as the card stock for each, press ink onto a clear block, spritz with water and then flick over the card front of each.

    4. Cut about a 2 5/16" x 2 5/16" square for a mat in the colored card stock used for the card base and then cut a slightly smaller square from Whisper White card stock. On the Whisper White Squares stamp the floral image. Adhere the colored card stock and the Whisper White card together and then adhere to the splattered card front.

    5. For each sentiment strip, cut a mat from the coordinating colored card stock to measure about 2 ¾" x 1". On a slightly smaller strip of Whisper White card stock, stamp the sentiment in the corresponding color. Adhere the strips together and then adhere beneath the focal image

    6. Stamp a butterfly from the Butterfly Basics stamp set on Whisper White card stock in each of the colors of ink. Punch the butterfly out or fussy cut and place on a dimensional and then place between the focal image and the sentiment strip.

    7. On the inside panel stamp the same focal image from the front of the card 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.

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    You are fabulous ft. Tranquil Tulips stamp set

    Hello and welcome to the project for today. If you visited my Facebook page a couple of days ago, you would have seen a sneak peek of the card I'm going to share with you today. I love this stamp set and the embossing paste really adds some nice texture to the card base. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


    Supplies:

    Additional supplies: ATG, clear blocks, palette knife.

    1. Create a card base from Tranquil Tide card stock to measure 5 ½" x 8 ½" and score at 4 ¼". Using the diamond mask, embossing paste and a palette knife, spread the paste around the edges of the card base. Let this dry.

    2. Cut a Berry Burst card stock mat to measure 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" and then a Whisper White panel that measures 3" x 4". On the Whisper White panel stamp the leaves in Tranquil Tide ink and the tulips in Berry Burst ink. Adhere the focal panel to the Berry Burst mat using ATG and pop the whole thing up on dimensionals and adhere to the embossed card base.

    3. On a scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamp the sentiments using Berry Burst ink. Cut the sentiments into strips and then adhere to the card front using Fine-tip glue pen.

    4. Sprinkle some gems on the focal panel.

    The inside of the card was left blank for a personal message . Please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net to get your hands on the products used to create this card.

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

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Happy 4th of July

    Hello and Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate this holiday. I have a pretty cute card to share with you today using just card stock, stamps and a little heat embossing for the stars on the flag. I don't usually create for the 4th but I was inspired to make this card this year with thoughts of all the things this Holiday embodies. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



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    Additional supplies: powder bag, Cloud9 Design 4x8 stamp America, Hero Arts "Celebrate Everyday" stamp set, ATG, clear blocks.

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

    2. Cut a Whisper White panel that measures 4" x 5 ¼". Set aside.

    3. Cut (6) strips of Real Red card stock to measure about ¼" x 4". Adhere to the top of the Whisper White panel using Fine-Tip glue pen.

    4. Cut about a 1" x 2 ¼" of Night of Navy card stock. Stamp stars all over the panel using VersaMark ink and then sprinkle with White embossing powder; heat set. Place the star panel over the red strips of card stock in the upper left hand corner using Tear 'n Tape for a strong hold.

    5. I stamped the eagle from a Cloud9 Design stamp set and used a sentiment from a Hero Arts sentiment stamp set and markers to ink in different colors.

    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.

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    TBT- Thank you so Very Much

    Hello and welcome to the TBT post for this week. This card was created back in February using some now-retired products that I really enjoyed. The Botanical Blooms flowers stamped with Delightful Dijon ink and the border stamp that was a Sale-a-bration item were all on my favorites list. I still use these products when the mood strikes but this card was never posted/ shared. A very simple card to create and so simple to mass produce. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


    Additional supplies used: ATG tape runner, clear blocks

    1. Create a card base from Whisper White card stock to measure 5 ½" x 8 ½" and score at 4 ¼". Make it a top fold card.

    2. Stamp border stamp and sentiment in the center of the card front using Watermelon Wonder ink.

    3. From the Botanical Blooms stamp set, stamp the largest flower using Delightful Dijon ink in the upper right-hand corner and the smaller flower in the bottom left corner. Stamp the flower centers using Memento Tuxedo black ink.

    4. On a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock stamp the additional sentiment in Versa Mark ink and cover with white embossing powder and heat set. Cut the strip down to size and place above the stamped border.

    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.

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    Congratulations card

    Happy Monday to everyone. I hope this post finds you all well. Today I have a card that I created for my Brother for his promotion at work. I had to wait for him to receive it before posting and it's been killing me. I used some products that carried over in the new Stampin' Up catalog along with some of the new products. I simply stamped, punched out the balloons and off-set the panel to create this design. Take a look at this CAS (clean and simple) card and let me know what you think.


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    Additional supplies: ATG, clear blocks

    1. Create a card base from Very Vanilla card stock to measures 5 ½" x 8 ½" and score at 4 ¼".

    2. Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock to measure 4" x 5 ¼" and adhere to the card base.

    3. Cut a ¼" smaller panel of Very Vanilla card stock and a piece of DSP that measures 2 ¼" x 5". Adhere the DSP to the right side of the card stock panel and then adhere a ½" x 5" strip of Black card stock over the seam.

    4. Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock (2 ¼" x 4 ¼") and a piece of Very Vanilla card stock (2" x 4"). On the Very Vanilla piece, stamp the sentiment, balloon strings and the stars. Adhere the panels together and then adhere left-centered on the card front.

    5. On a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock, stamp 3 balloons then punch them out with the coordinating punch. Adhere the balloons to the strips, popping the middle one up on a dimensional.

    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, June 21, 2017

    Card Share

    Hello and welcome to today's blog post which should have went up on Sunday but with all the festivities for my Hubby and then a fairly busy work week I haven't had time to post. This is the Father's Day card I created with my son to give to his Daddy. The Eastern Palace Specialty DSP was a great choice for this card and I love that I could fussy cut along the design to add some interest to the design. I know this is a masculine card but a little ribbon never hurt anyone.

    I have used some retired products but in my defense they weren't retired when I created this card. All of the products used just work so well together and sometimes you just have to use up your stash. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



    Stampin' Up supplies:
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    The inside:

    Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Scotch 3M foam tape, clear blocks, Recollections sticker sheet for the inside sentiment.


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


    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Oh, Hello Friend

    Hello and welcome to today's post. Do you have a friend who needs a little cheering up? Do you just want to say hi to someone you haven't spoken to in a while? I have a card project for you.
    I am using the brand New Oh So Eclectic bundle and I did a little stenciling, die-cutting and ink splattering. I love the leaves and the beautiful flowers that are stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink with centers inked in Crushed Curry ink. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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    Additional supplies: ATG, water, paint brush, clear blocks

    1. Create a card base from Crushed Curry card stock to measures 5 ½" x 8 ½" and score at 4 ¼".

    2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to measure 4" x 5 ¼" and sponge the edges with Sweet Sugarplum ink.

    3. With a scrap of Whisper White card stock stamp the leaf image 3 times using Emerald Envy ink and then stamp 3 flower images using Memento Tuxedo black ink and then with the 2nd stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink. Die-cut the images with the matching framelits. Stamp the flower centers in Crushed Curry ink and die cut.

    4. Using the diamond-shaped framelit, make a mask and use a sponge to ink the image onto the Whisper White panel.

    5. Adhere the leaves (fine-tip glue pen) and flowers (using dimensionals) along the bottom and right side of the panel.

    6. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White card stock using Sweet Sugarplum ink. Cut the sentiment down and then adhere to a scrap of Sweet Sugarplum card stock. Adhere the sentiment between the masked diamonds and center flower.

    7. Splatter the focal panel with Sweet Sugarplum/Water mixture. Cut off any image overhang and adhere the focal panel to the card front.


    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.

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Kindness card


    Happy Saturday to everyone. Hope all is going well and you're ready to see a clean and simple card project that is bright.  There's some ribbon, die cuts and stamping with a little bit of sponging to bring the whole card together. Throwing some kindness your way and wishing everyone a great weekend. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



    Stampin' Up supplies:
    Additional supplies: Miscellaneous Crushed Curry ribbon, ATG, clear blocks.

    1. Create a card base from Crushed Curry card stock to measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. Make this a top-fold card.

    2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to measure 4” x 5 ¼” and sponge the edges with Tranquil Tide ink.

    3. Stamp leaf sprig image in 3 different places on the panel using Tranquil Tide ink and then stamp 3 dots using Crushed Curry ink. Wrap ribbon on the left side of the panel and then adhere to the card base.

    4. Die-cut a scalloped circle from the Crushed Curry card stock and a plain Whisper White circle. Sponge the edges of the white circle with Tranquil Tide ink and stamp sentiment in the same ink, stamp additional images around the circle using Crushed Curry ink.

    5. Adhere the circles together and then adhere to the card front.


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


    Please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net to get your hands on the Stampin' Up products used to create this card.

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Get well soon card

    Hello and welcome to the post for today where I have created a 4-bar Get Well card using some Lawn Fawn products. This clean and simple card came together pretty quickly and the coordinating dies helped out a lot. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



    Additional supplies used: Recollections White card stock, ATG tape runner, clear blocks.
    www.lawnfawn.com: LF682, LF683, LF1046, and LF695

    The inside 



    Please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net to get your hands on the Stampin' Up products used to create this card.

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    Butterfly Basics birthday card

    Hello and welcome to today's post where I will be sharing a card using up a lot of the newly retired products I still have on hand. I used this as a birthday card but I'm sure if you change the sentiment out it could be used for any occasion. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



    Stampin' Up supplies:
    Additional supplies:
    ATG tape runner, Scotche 3M foam tape, MISTI

    1. Create a card base from Sweet Sugarplum card stock to measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

    2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to measure 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment using Sweet Sugarplum ink and adhere to the card front.

    3. Next you’ll need to cut a piece of DSP to 2” x 4” and adhere to the top of the Whisper White panel.

    4. Cut a piece of the Ruched Ribbon and wrap around the seam of the DSP and White card stock panel.

    5. Die-cut a scalloped oval from Sweet Sugarplum card stock and then die-cut a plain oval from Whisper White card stock. Stamp the focal image on the white oval using the Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy Stampin’ Write markers, sponge the edges with Sweet Sugarplum ink and then adhere to the scalloped oval. Pop it all up using 3M foam tape and adhere to the card front.

    6. Sprinkle enamel shapes around the image.

    For 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.

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    You're Cool (Feminine) card

    Happy Saturday everyone. Since I've been on a masculine kick lately I thought I'd use most of the same products from the previous project and make it girly. I used some dies, DSP and ink sponging to create this card and the scalloped circle adds a little feminine touch. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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    Additional supplies: clear blocks, MISTI, ATG tape runner

    1. Create a card base from Peekaboo Peach card stock to measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼””.

    2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to measure 4” x 5 ¼”, sponge the edges with Peekaboo Peach ink and adhere to the card front.

    3. Next you’ll need to cut a piece of DSP about 1 ½” x 5 ¼” and sponge the edges. Adhere this strip to the left side of the Whisper White panel.

    4. Die-cut a plain Whisper White circle, sponge the edges and stamp the ice cream in the center.

    5. Die-cut a scalloped circle from Peekaboo Peach card stock and adhere to the Whisper White circle. Place all of this centered on the DSP panel.

    6. Stamp the sentiment at the top and bottom of the scalloped circle using Pool Party ink.

    7. Stamp dots from the stamp set randomly around the card.

    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, May 31, 2017

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    You're Cool (Masculine) card

    Today is the day!!! If you haven't gotten your retiring products yet, you need to go to www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net and place your order before they're all gone. I have only used one retiring product on this card and that is the DSP. Everything else is carrying over to the new catalog which goes LIVE on June 1, 2017. Today's card can be used for many occasions and also uses minimum supplies. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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    Additional supplies: Scotch 3M foam tape, Clear blocks, MISTI, ATG.

    1. Create a card base from Pool Party card stock to measures 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

    2. Cut a piece of the DSP to measure 2 5/8” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the left side of the card front.

    3. Next you’ll need to cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to measure 2 15/16” x 4 5/8” and then a piece of Whisper White card stock that is about 2” x 3 ½”. Stamp the focal image (Pool Party and Crumb Cake inks) and sentiment on the Whisper White card stock (Crumb Cake ink) and then adhere to the Pool Party card stock. Pop all of it up with some Scotch 3M foam tape and adhere centered on the card front.

    4. Sprinkle some dots from the stamp set using Pool party ink around the card front.

    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.




    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Soccer Birthday card

    Welcome to the post for today and I hope everyone enjoyed the Holiday weekend here in the States. Today the card I'm sharing is very clean and simple and once the card stock is cut it comes together very quickly. Again I have used the Brother Scan 'n Cut machine, to create a soccer ball and a Darice honeycomb embossing folder for a little texture. All of the papers and stamps used are from Stampin' Up. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

     
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    Additional Supplies used: Brother Scan 'n Cut machine, Darice Honeycomb embossing folder, Scotch 3M foam tape, ATG tape runner and clear blocks.

    1. Create a card base from Basic Black card stock to measure a 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, top fold card.

    2. Cut a piece of Emerald Envy card stock (4” x 5 ¼”) and then run through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder. Adhere the panel to the card front using ATG adhesive.

    3. Cut a 2” x 5 ¼” of Basic Black card stock and a 1 ¾” x 5” piece of Whisper White card stock. Adhere these panels together and then to the Emerald Envy panel. Stamp the sentiment on the left side using Memento Tuxedo black ink.

    4. Using the Brother Scan ‘n Cut machine, cut out the soccer ball pieces from Basic Black and Whisper White card stocks. Adhere the pieces together to create the soccer ball (2”) and then pop up with foam tape and adhere to the card front on the right side of the sentiment.

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

    Please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net to get your hands on the products used to create this card.

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

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    You Anchor Me- card

    Hello and welcome to today's post. I have another masculine card for you because I'm on a kick. I used the Brother Scan 'n Cut to create the anchor and a dimensional sticker for the word ME. There's some fun foam under the die cut "You" and that was cut using some DSP. The stamp set I used for the splatters is of course the Gorgeous Grunge set which will be retiring in about a week. I feel all creations should have a little bling so I added some enamel shapes to bring this project all together. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


    Stampin' Up products used:

    Additional supplies: Brother Scan 'n Cut machine, ATG tape runner, Fun Foam, Sticko dimensional stickers, clear blocks.

    1. Create a card base from Very Vanilla card stock to measure a 5 ½” x 8 ½” top fold card.

    2. Cut a piece of DSP to 3” x 5” and then use the other side of the DSP to cut (2) 1” x 5” strips for either side of the larger DSP panel. Adhere the pieces together and then adhere to the card front.

    3. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock that measures 1 ¾” x 5 ½” and adhere to the DSP (centered) on the card front. Die cut the word YOU from DSP and also a piece of Fun Foam. Adhere these pieces together and then place on the Very Vanilla strip on the left.

    4. Using the Brother Scan ‘n Cut machine, cut out the anchor and then adhere to the Very Vanilla piece using the Fine tip glue pen. Adhere the word ME from the sticker sheet on the right side of the anchor.

    5. Using the stamp set ink up the stamp with Memento Tuxedo black ink and stamp splatters around the Very Vanilla strip.

    6. Place a Metallic Enamel shapes strategically on the card front.

    For the inside of the card: i used the same papers from the front of the card but left it blank inside for a personal message.

    Please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net to get your hands on the Stampin' Up products used to create this card.

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

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Happy Birthday card

    Happy Saturday and welcome to today's post. I have a cute birthday card I made for a 13 year old. This card features die cuts using the Brother Scan 'n Cut machine and it was nice to find an image that the machine could cut out all at once. I used Stampin' Up papers, DSP, inks and stamps. Check out the project below and let me know what you think.



    Additional supplies: Brother Scan 'n Cut machine, ATG tape runner, Scotch 3M foam tape

    1. Cut all the pieces needed for the Birthday cake using the Brother Scan ‘n Cut machine.

    2. Cut a card base to measure 5” x 7” and then cut a slightly smaller panel of DSP. Adhere the DSP to the card front.

    3. Assemble the cake pieces and pop up with Scotch 3M foam tape. Adhere to the card front.

    4. Stamp the flower 3 times on Whisper White cardstock using Smoky Slate ink. Die cut the flowers with the coordinating thinlits and the Big Shot machine. Adhere the flowers to the top of the card.

    5. On Whisper White card stock stamp the sentiment using Flirty Flamingo ink, sponge the edges with Smoky Slate ink and adhere to the banner on the cake.

    6. Place a Metallic Enamel shape in the center of each flower.

    For the inside of the card I cut a Whisper White panel and stamped a sentiment from a Fiskars stamp set using Flirty Flamingo ink.


    The Inside of the card

    Please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net to get your hands on the Stampin' Up products used to create this card.

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

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    To A Classic

    Hello and welcome to today's post. I'm still creating masculine cards and the one for today is so clean and simple with very few supplies needed. To create this card I used 3 stamp sets (2 of which are retiring/retired), 1 stamp for the background, 1 stamp for the star images, and another stamp set for the sentiment. The Delightful Dijon ink used for the sponging is also retiring but it pairs so well with the Dapper Denim ink of the stars. Check out the project below and let me know what you think.



    Additional supplies used: Clear blocks, ATG tape runner

    For the inside of the card I used the same technique from the front of the card to bring it all together.

    Please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net to get your hands on the products used to create this card, before they are gone.

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

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    High Tide- Father's Day card

    Hello and welcome to today's post where I will be sharing a masculine card. I know some of us struggle to make projects without the frills and bling but I think this card could be given to any of the men in our lives. I love the blue and yellow combination and just a little bling with the silver enamel shapes. I also did a little sponging around the focal panel to bring in a little more interest. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



    Aditional supplies: ATG tape runner, Scotch 3M foam tape and clear blocks

    1. Create a card base from Dapper Denim card stock to measures 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

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

    3. Using the opposite side of the DSP cut a 2” x 3 11/16” piece using the paper trimmer and then cut a slightly smaller piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Stamp your images on the Very Vanilla piece, sponge the edges and then adhere to the DSP piece. Pop the focal image up with foam tape.

    4. Cut a scrap of Dapper Denim card stock to measure 1 ½” x 3 ½”. Adhere to the card front and then place the popped up focal image on top of that. Place 3 silver enamel shapes to the right of the focal panel.

    For the inside of the card I stamped the Happy Fathers day from Guy Greetings stamp set.

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

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Enjoy your special day

    In honor of Throwback Thursday, I have used an old Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration stamp set and I thought it had the perfect image to use on a Mother's Day card. I loved the image so much that I had to stamp it three times. I used soft ink colors and a DSP that added to the flower theme. The sentiment and flower were colored in Sweet Sugarplum ink, the leaves in Emerald Envy and the butterfly outline was stamped with Smoky Slate ink. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



    Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Scotch 3M foam tape, clear blocks

    Card Recipe:

    Card Base: 4 ¼ x 5 1/2
    Layer : 4 x 5 ¼
    Panel : 1 3/8” x 2 7/8”
    Panel: 1 ¼” x 2 13/16”
    Panel : 2 9/16” x ½”

    For the inside of the card I stamped Happy Mother’s Day using Memento Tuxedo black ink.

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

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Love Love Love card

    Hello and welcome to today's post. I have another card for you today that is clean and simple. I'm using it as a Mother's day card but it could be used for almost any occasion. I used a little bling with the ribbon and the sequins, a pop of Delightful Dijon on the Cucumber Crush DSP and a stamp set from the Sale-a-bration event. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



    Additional supplies: Sizzix (#561561) Dotted Rectangles dies, ATG tape runner, clear blocks, 3D foam tape.

    1. Create a card base from Cucumber Crush card stock to measure 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

    2. Using a piece of Whisper White card stock, die cut a dotted rectangle with a die-cutting machine. Cut a slightly smaller panel of DSP and adhere the two together with your favorite adhesive. Wrap the panels with the metallic ribbon and adhere it all to the card front.

    3. On Whisper White card stock stamp focal image using Cucumber Crush ink and then stamp the sentiment 3 times using Delightful Dijon ink. Die-cut the focal image using the Layering Circles framelits and then die cut a larger scalloped circle using Delightful Dijon ink. Adhere the 2 circles together and then pop up with dimensional foam tape and adhere over the ribbon on the front of the card.

    4. Sprinkle some gold sequins on the front of the card.

    For the inside of the card I stamped Happy Mother’s Day using Memento Tuxedo black ink.

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

    Sunday, April 30, 2017

    Teacher Appreciation card

    Hello and welcome to today's post in honor of Teacher appreciation day. I have created a card for my son's preschool teacher who has been a great joy to work with and who keeps me informed of all matters. Take a look at the project below that gave me a chance to use my electronic die-cutting machine and sentiment stickers. This was quick and easy card to make and I think quite easy to mass produce. Take a look and let me know what you think.


    Additional supplies used: Brother Scan 'n Cut, Mason Row XL-58000 36-Piece Uppercase Alphabet Clickable Bodoni Font Stamp Set, Tim Holtz Big Chat word stickers, ATG tape runner, Scotch 3D foam tape, Queen&co Snowflake pearls

    1. Create a card base from Whisper White card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. Make it a top fold card.

    2. Cut a panel of Delightful Dijon DSP to measure 5 5/16” x 3 ¾” and adhere to the card base, leaving a ¼” on the top and bottom of the panel.

    3. On Whisper White card stock, using PEGZ uppercase letters set and stamp the word TEACHER. Cut the right side of the sentiment at an angle and sponge the edges using Delightful Dijon ink. Adhere the sentiment strip in the top left corner of the DSP.

    4. Using a die cutting machine (or a stamp), cut out an apple using Real Red card stock and the stem using Cucumber Crush ink. Glue the stem to the apple using Fine-tip glue pen. Add 3 Queen&co snowflake pearls on the left of the apple.

    5. Pick the words, I appreciate you, from the Tim Holtz Big Chat sticker book, sponge the edge with Delightful Dijon ink and place in the bottom right corner of the apple.

    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.

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Crazy about You- Mother's Day card

    Hello and welcome to the next Mother's day card I have created. This card features the Crazy About You stamp set and coordinating Medallion punch. I love the Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Crushed Curry inks used to create this card because they are so light and Springy feeling. I did some stamping on the card and some heat embossing for the sentiment. Bling is always needed so some Gold sequins were used. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



    Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Scotch 3D foam tape, clear blocks, powder bag, heat tool, scissors.

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

    2. Cut a Very Vanilla panel of card stock to measure 4” x 5”.

    3. Stamp leaves onto the panel using Cucumber Crush ink.

    4. Stamp 2 flowers in Watermelon Wonder ink, then punch out with the Flower Medallion punch. Stamp the other floral image with Crushed Curry ink and fussy cut. Adhere the Crushed Curry floral centered, directly to the panel and pop the 2 Watermelon Wonder flowers up with foam tape and adhere to either side of the previous floral. Place a gold sequin in the center of each floral.

    5. On Basic Black card stock prepped with a powder bag, stamp the sentiment in VersaMark ink, sprinkle with Gold embossing powder then heat set. Cut the sentiment into strips, pop up with foam tape and adhere to the panel.

    6. Adhere the whole focal panel to the front of the card base.

    For the inside of the card cut another Very Vanilla panel, stamp the floral in the top right corner. Stamp the sentiment in the center of the panel using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Adhere panel to the inside of the card.

    The inside

    Some of the products used at the time of this post may have been retired/ discontinued. To check what is retired please visit www.creativemeasures.stampinup.net

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

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Celebrating you card

    Hello and welcome to today's post. I'm celebrating Mother's Day for the next few posts and thought I'd share the cards I am making. Take a look at the card which some retiring products and one discontinued stamp set, some dry embossing, die-cutting and I can't forget a little bling. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


    Additional supplies: Spellbinder Lacey Ovals Nestabilities, ATG tape runner, Scotch 3D foam tape, powder bag and heat tool.

     

    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.

    Sunday, April 16, 2017

    Happy Easter card

    Happy Easter to all of you!!!

    Today's project is a clean and simple card that uses some of the retiring products. Check it out below and let me know what you think.

    1. Create a card base from Whisper White card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

    2. Cut a panel of Serene Scenery to measure 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the front of the card base.

    3. Die-cut a label from Daffodil Delight card stock and then die-cut the next smallest label from Whisper White card stock. On the Whisper White label, stamp and color the focal image and then adhere to the Daffodil Delight label. Adhere the die-cut panel to the card base.

    4. Place 3 pearls on the card and stamp the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo black ink at the bottom-right corner.

    5. The second sentiment was used on the inside of the card.
    Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, clear blocks, Queen&co pearls.

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

    Retiring Stamp sets from Stampin' Up

    Here are the stamp sets that will be retiring on May 31, 2017. Get them while you can.



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    Sunday, April 9, 2017

    Somebunny Sweet

    Hello and welcome to the next card in the Easter card series. I enjoyed using the stamps to create my own background and using markers to color the images. Lots of color and some die-cutting too. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.



    Create the card base using Daffodil Delight card stock.

    Score the card at 4 1/4".

    Cut a Whisper White card stock panel to do the stamping on.

    Stamp and color the images using the Stampin' Write markers.

    I also die-cut an oval circle from Daffodil Delight card stock and a plain circle from Whisper White card stock. The grass was die-cut from the coordinating die and adhered to the plain. I stamped and colored the bunny and carrots and then popped them up on dimensionals and attached to the grass. All of this was then popped up on Scotch 3D foam tape and centered on the card front.


    For the inside of the card I stamped Happy Easter.

    I hope you have enjoyed today's project 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...