Sunday, October 15, 2017

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 one is clean and simple with a little dry embossing, stamping and sponging the edges. I really had a good time making this one so take a look below and let me know what you think.



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

  1. Create a card base from Thick Whisper White card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½”and score at 4 ¼”.
  2. Run the front of the card base through the Quilt Top embossing folder using the Big Shot machine.
  3. Using a paper trimmer, cut a 3” x 4” panel of Whisper White card stock and then cut a slightly smaller piece of DSP. Sponge the edges of the DSP with Soft Suede ink and a sponge. Adhere the two panels together and then adhere to the center of the card front.
  4. On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock stamp the bear with Crumb Cake ink and the eyes, nose and mouth using the Soft Suede ink. Next stamp the ears in the same Soft Suede ink and attach to the back of the bear head. Stamp out the bowtie using Cherry Cobbler ink and adhere to the bear. Pop the bear up on foam tape and adhere to the card front.
  5. On another scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamp the sentiment using Garden Green ink. Sponge the edges with Soft Suede ink and pop up with foam tape and adhere under the bear.
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, October 11, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello and welcome to another Christmas card I have created. I love the blue with the red and inking the background makes the images pop off the page. I, of course, needed some bling on the card so sequins are sprinkled around along with the gold embossed image. Take a look at the project below and let me know that you think.



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Additional supplies: Fun Foam, ATG, heat tool, powder bag, water.
  1. Create a card base from Real Red card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.
  2. Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” of the DSP and then sponge on the Tempting Turquoise ink. Rub the excess ink from the images, let dry and then sprinkle with water and dab up with a paper towel. Adhere the panel to a slightly smaller sheet of Fun Foam and then wrap the panel with a piece of ribbon. Tie a bow and using a mini glue dot place it to the center of the ribbon wrap. Adhere the whole panel to the card base.
  3. Die cut a scalloped circle from Real Red card stock and then die-cut a plain circle from Whisper White card stock and ink the edges with Tempting Turquoise ink. Stamp the candle image using Versa Mark ink and then color in the image with markers. Next, adhere the circles together using favorite adhesive and pop up the focal panel with Fun Foam and attach to the center of the card front..
  4. On a scrap of Whisper White card stock stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment using Real Red ink and then cut into separate strips and using favorite adhesive place on the left of the candle image.
  5. Sprinkle gold sequins 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.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Christmas Blessings card


Hello and welcome to today's post where I will be sharing a Christmas card I made for World Card Making Day. I used some products from the Stampin' Up annual catalog along with the Holiday catalog. I used a 2-step stamp set to create the pine cones and a gold foil snowflake. This card was pretty simple to make and minimal supplies needed. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.




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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, clear blocks, MISTI, Brother Scan 'n Cut, Fun Foam
  1. Create a card base from Whisper White card stock to measures 4 ¼” 11” and score at 5 ½”.
  2. Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” Pool Party panel and adhere to a slightly smaller sheet of Fun Foam. Adhere this panel to the card base.
  3. Cut a piece of DSP to 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the card front.
  4. On a scrap of Whisper White card stock stamp the frame using Soft Suede ink. I cut out the frame on the Brother Scan ‘n Cut. Stamp the sentiment inside the frame using Garden Green ink and then sprinkle Soft Suede ink on the frame.
  5. Cut a foil snowflake in half and adhere to the top of the sentiment frame and then stamp with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks and die cut 3 pine cones and adhere to the bottom of the sentiment frame. Adhere all of this to the card front centered.
  6. Sprinkle gold sequins 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, October 4, 2017

Boo Card

Hello and welcome to today's post. I am getting in the Halloween spirit with a new Shaker card. This is the first one I have created and I'm definitely going to have to try this again. The panel is stamped with the smaller images from the stamp set and then colored in with Stampin' markers. The frame was created with 2 Sizzix stitched rectangle dies and some Mylar for the sequin cover. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.




After shaking it up!

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Sizzix stitched rectangle dies, Mylar sheet, seed beads
  1.  Create a card base from Basic Black card stock to measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.
  2. Cut a Thick Whisper White panel to measure 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the images using Staz On Jet black ink all over the panel. Color the images in with Stampin’ Write markers.
  3. On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stamp the Boo sentiment using Staz On Jet black in and then adhere to a slightly larger piece of Basic Black card stock.
  4. To assemble the card adhere the stamped panel directly to the card base. Add foam strips along the edges of the stamped panel and then place the seed beads into the well created with the foam adhesive. Cover the foam adhesive with some clear plastic (I used some Mylar) and then Die cut a rectangular frame and cover the edges of the clear plastic.
  5. Place the sentiment strip on the front of the card using ATG tape.
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.


Friday, September 29, 2017

World Card-making day

Are you ready to make some cards?. Check out the supplies you could get to create some beautiful cards for this National holiday.


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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Striking A Pose layout

Hello and welcome.  I just wanted to drop in really quick and share my latest scrapbook layout with you all.  I used the Echo Park/ Lori Whitlock "That's My Boy" collection and paired that with some Lawn Fawn dies used to create the clouds and the sun. I created the background with Gelatos and created circles and hearts using Stampin Up framelits.  Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.






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

Monday, September 18, 2017

You're Just Lovely card

Hello and welcome to today's post. Summer is almost over so I wanted to create a colorful and flowery card before it's time to work on Halloween cards and gifts. This card was created for a Stampin' Up Sept Challenge for a group I'm in and we were instructed to use circles but instead I used flowers. I just love the colors in the DSP that are so light and airy. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


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Additional supplies: ATG, clear blocks, powder bag, heat tool.

  • Create a card base from Night of Navy card stock to measures 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”.

  • Cut a Whisper White panel to measure 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut a strip of DSP to ¾” x 5 ¼” and then one to measure 1 ¼” x 5 ¼”. Adhere the strips on the left side of the panel, leaving a tiny strip of the white panel between each. Adhere the whole panel to the card base.

  • Next I stamped the three flowers with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled with clear embossing powder and then heat set. I then used a sponge dauber for the center of the flower with Lemon Lime Twist ink and another for the outside of the flower using soft sky ink. Die-cut the flowers with the coordinating thinlits.

  • Stamp the 2 leaves using the Lemon Lime Twist ink and die-cut using the coordinating thinlits and the Big Shot machine (or your favorite die-cutting machine). Place one leaf in the upper left of the card front using Mini-Glue dots and then place two of the flowers over the stem and DSP. Pop the other flower up with a Dimensional and place the other leaf in the bottom right under the flower.

  • Stamp the sentiment in the bottom left corner of 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.


    Sunday, September 17, 2017

    New House card

    Hello and welcome to my newest card design.  This card is pretty special because my Husband's daughter and boyfriend just bought their first house and I wanted to create a New Home card.  This card uses sponging over the mask with ink, some coloring with markers and a little bit of die-cutting. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

     

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    Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, clear blocks.

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

    2. Create a Whisper White panel to measure 4” x 5 ¼”. Sponge the brick mask onto the panel using a dauber and Real Red ink. Sponge the edges of the panel with Soft Suede ink and adhere to the card base.

    3. On a piece of the Wood Textures DSP, stamp the door from the stamp set using Staz On ink. Die-cut the door with the coordinating framelits and the Big Shot machine. Adhere the door to the card front.

    4. Stamp the flower pot twice with Staz On ink and color the images in with markers. Adhere one flower pot on either side of the door.

    5. On a scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamp the welcome mat using Soft Suede ink. Adhere the mat beneath the door.

    6. Open the door, position stamps where you want them and stamp sentiment using Soft Suede ink.



    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, September 12, 2017

    Stampin' Up World's Best Trophy birthday card

    Hello and welcome to a new card project post using the World's Best Trophy stamp set, the Coffee Break DSP, die-cutting with framelits and some stamping.  I also used this card in a Stampin' challenge in a group I'm in, where we were instructed to use a circle die cut, DSP at the bottom of the card base that measured 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


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    Additional supplies: ATG, clear blocks
    1. Create a card base from Whisper White card stock to measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.
    1. Cut a piece of Coffee Break DSP to measure 3” x 4 ¼” and adhere to the bottom of the card base.
    1. Cut a ½” x 4 ¼” strip of Garden Green card stock and place over the seam between the card base and the DSP.
    1. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment in the upper right corner using Early Espresso ink.
    1. Die-cut a Garden Green scalloped circle and then die cut a plain circle from Whisper White card stock. Stamp the birthday cake with Early Espresso on the Whisper White circle and color in with a Daffodil Delight marker. Adhere the circles together and then pop them up with dimensionals.
    1. Stamp the rays in Daffodil Delight ink onto the card base and then adhere the focal image in the center.
    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, September 10, 2017

    Star of Light card

    Hello everyone and I hope this post finds you all well.  I'm getting back into the swing of things and have created a CAS card for a September challenge for a group I'm in.  I love the simplicity of this card with the heat embossed sentiment and image.  A little sponging around the focal image brings out the embossing and then the addition of the patterned paper pulls everything together.
    Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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    Additional supplies: MISTI, clear blocks, heat tool, ATG.

    1. Create a card base from Thick Whisper White card stock to measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.
    1. Cut a piece of Be Merry DSP to measure 4 ¼” x 2 ¾” and adhere to the bottom of the card base.
    1. On a separate piece of scrap Whisper White card stock, stamp a star in Versa Mark ink, sprinkle with Silver embossing powder and heat set. Let cool and then die-cut with a circle framelit and ink the edges with a dauber and Cherry Cobbler ink.
    1. Stamp the sentiment in the upper right corner using Versa Mark ink and then stamp the star cluster to the left of the focal image (use for placement). Sprinkle with Silver embossing powder and heat set.
    1. Adhere the image onto the card base using your favorite adhesive.
    For the inside of the card stamp another sentiment and groups of the star clusters using Versa Mark ink. Sprinkle with the silver embossing powder and heat set.

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


    Monday, September 4, 2017

    Miss You card

    Today in honor of not being here for a little bit I have created a clean and simple card using Paper House patterned paper, some ribbon and a little bit of stamping.  Things around here have settled down a bit so I wanted to get back to crafting.  Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


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    Additional supplies: ATG, clear blocks, Paper House Color ways paper pad (PP-3600).

    1. Create a card base from Whisper White card stock to measures 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½” .
    1. Cut a piece of the double sided patterned paper to measure 4” x 5 ¼”. Cut 1” off the left side, flip the 1” piece over and adhere the 2 pieces together.
    1. Wrap ribbon across seam and adhere the patterned paper to the card front with your favorite adhesive. Create a bow with another piece of the same ribbon and adhere to the ribbon strip.
    1. Die-cut a Whisper White card stock circle, Stamp the splatter stamp using Crushed Curry ink and then stamp the sentiment with Night of Navy ink. Adhere the circle close to the ribbon
    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, August 29, 2017

    My Short Absence

    Hello everyone, I just wanted to drop in real quick and let you know that I will be back to created cards/ layouts shortly but at this time I am spending some time with my Husband who has cancer and caught some kind of infection. I have missed creating but feel that at this time I need to focus on Eugene's recovery. I hope to be back at it next week with new Christmas ideas and the New Holiday Catalog Launch.
    Thank you in advance for understanding my needed time away from crafting and creating and I hope to see you all back with me on my return.


    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.

    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


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    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.


      Supplies:
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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.

      Stampin' Up Supplies:
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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.

      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...