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 



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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

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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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Stampin' Up supplies:
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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

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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
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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.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Easter Treat card

A Clean and simple card that is great for a child. I used the Sale-a-bration stamp set Delicate Details (no longer available) to make the border on the card panel and then because I wanted to use most of the stamps in the Basket Bunch stamp set, I stamped them in the shape of a cross. I thought it was a great solution to what I was trying to do. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think


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

1. Create a card base from Very Vanilla card stock to measure 5½” x 8½” and score at 4¼”.

2. Cut a Very Vanilla panel of card stock to measure 4”x 4¾” and stamp the border on all 4 sides using Melon Mambo ink. Adhere to the card base.

3. Cut the focal panel from another piece of Very Vanilla card stock to measure 3¾” x 4” and stamp the images in a cross design. Color the images and pop the panel up with fun foam and then adhere to the card base.

4. Stamp the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink at the bottom of the card front.

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


Look at all the dimension fun foam adds to your card.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Egg-stra Special- card

I'm back and ready to create for Easter. The next few posts will feature the the Basket Bunch stamp set and coordination framelits. This is such a fun set for making Easter cards for kids and adults alike. I also used the Modern Mosaic embossing folder for some added texture. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.


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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Scotch 3D foam tape, Ken Oliver's Stick-It, Fun Foam and clear blocks.

1. Start with a card base created with Bermuda Bay card stock to measure 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a Whisper White panel of card stock to measure 4” x 5 ¼” and run through the Big shot in the SU Mosaic Madness embossing folder. Add a 1 7/8” x 4” strip of DSP to the bottom of the embossed panel. Pop the panel up on Fun Foam and adhere to the card base.

3. Cut a ½” x 4” strip of Whisper White card stock. Stamp the sentiment to the left of the strip and adhere to the card front between the embossed panel and the DSP.

4. Stamp, color and die-cut the images and place as desired.

5. For the inside of the card:
a. Cut a Whisper White panel (4” x 5 ¼”) and stamp Happy Easter inside.
b. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card using favorite adhesive.

Showing the dimension of the die cut basket and the treats inside.


Stamp the sentiment on a Whisper White panel 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.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Today I have a Mother's Day card to share with you that's screaming Spring Is In the Air. I started by making a card base to measure 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” and then I rounded all of the corners. I used some Whisper White card stock and the Confetti embossing folder on the next layer for some texture. Then the die cutting started with Spellbinder's Lacey Ovals Nestabilities, SU Layering Circles and Layering Ovals. I ended by stamping the flowers all the way around the circle and oval.

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


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Additional supplies: Hero Arts: Celebrate Everyday stamp set, Spellbinder's Nestabilities Lacy Ovals, ATG tape runner, Fun Foam.

1. Create a card base from Sweet Sugarplum card stock to measure 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”. Round all the corners.

2. Cut a Whisper White panel of card stock to measure 4” x 5 ¼” and run through the Big shot in the SU Confetti embossing folder. Round the corners and adhere this panel to the front of the card base.

3. Using another piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock die cut the Spellbinders Lacey Ovals Nestability die and adhere it to the embossed panel.

4. Die cut an oval from Whisper White card stock and stamp the floral image and leaves from the SU Bloomin’ Love stamp set using Cucumber Crush and Sweet Sugarplum inks. Adhere to the Lacey Oval in the center of the card base.

5. Next, die-cut a circle from the Layering Circles framelits and stamp the sentiment in the center using Tuxedo Memento black ink. Stamp the same florals and leaves from the previous step, around the circle die-cut. Pop the circle onto some fun foam and then adhere over the stamped oval.

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, March 13, 2017

Adult Coloring- practice

Hello and welcome. Today i just wanted to share with you all Prisma Color pencils and how vibrant they are on a coloring page. I had so much fun just being whimsical and enjoying the process.

The Mushroom:

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The colors used: PC916, 918, 938, 901, 1088, 949, 992, 926, 195, 946.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Happy Birthday card

Hello and welcome to today's post and it's all about birthday's. The project today is using Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum along with some enamel shapes and some ribbon. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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

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

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 2 ½” x 5” and then cut a piece of DSP to 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”. Adhere the panels together and set aside.

3. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 2 7/8” x 4 ¾” and then cut a coordinating piece of DSP to 2” x 4 13/16”. Adhere the panels together then right center to the first panel created. Pop up on foam tape and set aside.

4. Cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to the card base. Adhere the DSP panels to the card front.

5. Using the Layering Circles framelits and the Big Shot machine, die cut a scalloped circle from Sweet Sugarplum card stock and then die-cut a circle from Whisper White card stock. Stamp the sentiment on the Whisper White circle using Sweet Sugarplum ink and then adhere the circles together.

6. Add a couple of Enamel Shapes below the sentiment and adhere centered on the card front. Add a bow to the right side of the circle using the Metallic ribbon.

7. 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, February 25, 2017

Happy 62nd Birthday- card

Well, this has been a busy week but I did manage to squeeze in some crafty time. Today I have created a birthday card for hubby who turned 62 on Tuesday. I made the card for my son to give to his daddy and it was so easy to make. A little stamping, a little die-cutting and some strips of DSP. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: clear blocks, ATG tape runner.

1. Create a card base from Night of Navy 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 ¼”.

3. Using the Urban Underground DSP, cut ½” strips using the paper trimmer. Place the strips at an angle on the Very Vanilla panel leaving spaces between each strip.

4. Die cut a scalloped circle from Night of Navy card stock and pop up on dimensionals. Next die-cut the banner from the coordinating framelits using Very Vanilla card stock. Stamp the nd inside the banner using Delightful Dijon ink and pop up on a dimensional and add to the scalloped circle.

5. Adhere the scalloped circle to the DSP panel, stamp and die cut the numbers needed using Delightful Dijon ink and adhere to the scalloped circle with the Fine-tip glue pen. Adhere the whole panel to the card front.

6. In the space between the DSP strips, stamp Happy in the upper left corner and Birthday below the scalloped circle using Night of Navy 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.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Just a Note- card

Hello and welcome to the post for today. I have created a card design that includes stamping, die-cutting and free DSP and was inspired from a sketch I found on Pinterest by Simply Stampin' Challenge #22(https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201395414563106164/). I loved the DSP (get this free with a $50.00 order) and the single strip of card stock behind the focal panel. 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 that measures 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 5 ½”. Splatter the card front with dots from Timeless Textures stamp set

2. Cut a 1” x 5 ½” strip of Mint Macaron card stock and adhere to the card front about an inch from the left side.

3. Cut a piece of Carried Away DSP to 2 ¾” x 4 ¾” and then cut a piece of Night of Navy card stock to 3” x 5” and adhere together using favorite adhesive. Place over the Mint Macaron strip.

4. Die-cut a scalloped square using the Big Shot machine, from Night of Navy card stock and then die-cut a Whisper White square. Stamp the sentiment on the Whisper White square using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Stamp image from Timeless Textures stamp above and below the sentiment using Mint Macaron ink.

5. On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the smaller balloon image in Mint Macaron ink then die-cut with coordinating framelits. Adhere the balloon to the top right corner of the sentiment panel.

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

Some additional photos of the card.
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I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Birthday card ft. Lift Me Up bundle

Hello and welcome to the post for today which features the Lift Me Up bundle that includes the stamp set and coordinating framelits. The color combination of Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron was fun to work with and of course I had to add a little bling with the Gold sequins. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner.

1. Create a card base from Watermelon Wonder card stock that measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”.

2. Cut a square about 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” from the Carried Away DSP, using the Layering Squares framelits. Die-cut a scalloped square slightly larger than the previous square. Adhere the 2 die-cuts together then pop up on dimensionals, and adhere to the center of the card front.

3. Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White card stock using Mint Macaron ink. Die-cut the sentient using the Chalk Talk framelits and adhere centered under the popped up DSP panel.

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4. On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the large balloon in Watermelon Wonder ink and die-cut using the coordinating framelits. Adhere the balloon to the top left corner of the DSP panel.

5. Sprinkle Gold sequins around.

For the inside of the card cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White card stock and adhere.

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

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happy Easter

Hello and welcome to the blog post featuring the Easter Message stamp set from Stampin' Up. This stamp set was the only one used to create this card along with some sponging, tone-on-tone stamping, and a little die-cutting. I know Valentine's Day is just around the corner but I'm finished creating my projects for that Holiday and have moved on to Easter. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional Supplies: ATG tape runner.

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

2. Cut 2 pieces of Tip Top Taupe card stock to 4”x 5 ¼”. Stamp the fronds all over the panel, then adhere one to the card front and the other one is for the inside of the card

3. Cut a 2 ½” x3 ¾” piece of Perfect Plum cardstock and adhere centered to the Tip Top Taupe panel using your favorite adhesive.

4. Die cut an Oval from Whisper White card stock and stamp the cross image using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Color the image in using Tip Top Taupe, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write markers. Let the image dry and then use the Wink of Stella brush to go over the drape. Sponge the die-cut using Tip Top Taupe ink and a Stampin’ Sponge then adhere the focal panel to the Perfect Plum panel.

5. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink under the focal panel.

For the inside of the card adhere the other piece of Tip Top Taupe card stock to the inside of the card and write your message.

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

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