Monday, January 23, 2017

Bloomin’ Heart/Love you lots card

It's all about Valentine's Day today. A big heart and some smaller hearts created with the Decorative mask really pop on the front of this card using embossing paste and a little sponging. The pop of black for the sentiment pulls it all together. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: Scotch 3D foam tape, Dreamweaver Embossing paste, powder tool and heat tool.

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

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock (4”x 5 ¼”) and sponge the panel using Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride ink. Let dry completely then cover with the decorative mask and spread on embossing paste. Let dry completely. Add 3D foam and attach to the card base.

3. On a scrap of Basic Black card stock prepped with powder tool, stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark ink. Heat set and let cool. Create a flag end on the right of the sentiment. Pop up on dimensionals and adhere to the bottom left on the embossed panel.

4. Die-cut a small heart (solid) from coordinating dies and then die-cut the Bloomin heart from Whisper White card stock. Sponge the smaller heart with both the Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo inks. Place the sponged heart to the left of the sentiment using a mini glue dot.

5. Cover the Bloomin’ Heart die cut with Fine-tip glue and place on the front of the card centered.

For the inside of the card:

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

2. Sponge all the edges using Flirty Flamingo ink.

3. Stamp Happy Valentine’s Day in the center of the panel using Flirty Flamingo ink.

4. Adhere the stamped panel to 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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sending Smiles

Hello everyone and welcome to the blog post for today. I created this card using the Lift Me Up stamp set from the 2017 Occasions catalog, with the cutest balloons and the Moroccan DSP that is great when creating masculine cards. 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 and masking tape.

1. Create a card base from Whisper White card stock that measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. Sponge all of the edges and the inside too using Delightful Dijon ink.

2. Cut a piece of Emerald Envy card stock (4”x 5 ¼”) and sponge the edges. Adhere to the card base.

3. Using the DSP cut a panel to 3 ¾” x 5” and again sponge the edges. Adhere to the card stock panel.

4. Now cut another piece of Emerald Envy card stock that measures 2 ¾” x 4”. Sponge the edges and set aside.

5. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 2 ½” x 3 ¾”. Stamp the largest balloon in Delightful Dijon ink in the center of the panel. Stamp same image on a piece of Post-It masking paper and cut the image out right on the line. Cover the stamped image and stamp the smaller balloons on either side, 1 in Dapper Denim and the other in Emerald Envy ink. Stamp some clouds in Pool Party ink above the balloons and stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner using Dapper Denim ink. Sponge the edges and adhere to the Emerald Envy panel. Pop up on dimensionals and adhere to the card front.

The inside of the card was left blank.

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

Friday, January 13, 2017

Love you lots

TGIF and welcome to another post featuring a stamp set from the New Occasions catalog along with the Rose Wonder stamp set. This card has a rose die cut, gold ribbon and some DSP to pull it all together and although some parts are time-consuming it was well worth the effort. 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.

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

2. Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White card stock to 4”x 5 ¼” (one is for the inside of the card).

3. Cut a 3” x 4” piece of DSP and adhere to the bottom of one of the Whisper White panels using your favorite adhesive. Wrap this panel with a piece of the Metallic ribbon.

4. Die cut the smaller rose from Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo card stocks with Stick-It adhesive on the back. Also, die-cut the leaf from Old Olive card stock and place under the white rose outline. Place the rose in the upper left corner. Take the innards from the Flirty Flamingo die cut and place into the white rose outline.

5. Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink to the right of the die cut flower.

6. Tie a piece of the ribbon into a bow and place on top of the ribbon wrap using a mini glue dot.
7. Finally, place sequins in a visual triangle on the front of the card.

For the inside of the card:

1. Using the other piece of Whisper White card stock panel, stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink.
2. Adhere this panel to the inside 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, January 10, 2017

Hello Love CAS card

It's Tuesday and I have another Valentine's card to share with you. This card is super simple using one stamp set, one ink color and a DSP. This card would be nice for a male or a female and it comes together so quickly that you can mass-produce with very little effort. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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1. Create a card base from Real Red card stock that measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. Round the corners on the right side.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock (4”x 5 ¼”). Round the corners on the right side then stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner using Real Red ink.

3. Cut a 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP and adhere to the left side of the Whisper White panel and then adhere it all to the card base.

4. Die cut the largest and the smallest hearts using the Mini Treat Bag thinlits and then the mid-size heart from the Love Notes framelits. Center the hearts onto the front of the card using mini glue dots.

For the inside of the card:

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1. Cut a Whisper White panel to 4” x 5 ¼”.

2. Stamp a sentiment inside using Real Red ink.

3. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card base using favorite adhesive.

A final look at the card:

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There's still time to check out the Occasions catalog and earn some free stamps from Sale-A-Bration.

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

Monday, January 9, 2017

Be Mine using a Joseph's Coat technique

Hello and welcome the post for today. We've been having some snowy weather here in Virginia and I'm sure that you can imagine how crafty I am being since it's too cold outside and there's no reason for me to travel anywhere. I created the card I'm going to share for a group challenge to use the Joseph's Coat technique and I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. There's an element of surprise when doing the final step and I think that's the part I like the best. For this card there is Sponging, Heat embossing and then covering it all up for the big reveal. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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Additional supplies: ATG tape runner, Heat tool, Powder bag, clear blocks.

1. Create a card base from Watermelon Wonder card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼” to make a top-folded card.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock (4”x 5 ¼”) and adhere to the card base.

3. On a ¼” smaller piece of Whisper White card stock, sponge on Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder inks. Let dry.

4. Stamp images onto the sponged panel using VersaMark ink and then sprinkle with Clear Embossing powder. Heat with heating tool. When the powder is melted and dry, sponge over the whole panel with Soft Suede ink and then rub off the excess ink with a paper towel. Watch the magic happen!!!

5. Punch out a banner using the Duet Banner punch and stamp a sentiment in the center using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Sponge the banner with Crushed Curry ink.

6. Pop the banner up with Dimensionals and adhere to the sponged panel. Adhere the whole panel to the card base.

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, January 5, 2017

Tasty Trucks Happy Birthday card

Hello and welcome to a New Year. I hope everyone enjoyed the Holiday season and bringing in the New Year!! My family and I had some much needed time off from work and school and now that we're all rejuvenated I'm ready to jump right in with a new stamp set and birthday card share. Take a look at the project below and let me know what you think.

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1. Create a card base from Dapper Denim card stock that is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼” to make a top-folded card.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock (4”x 5 ¼”). Stamp the banners across the top of the panel using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Color in the banners using the Watercolor pencils.

3. Cut a 1” x 5 ¼” strip of In-Color DSP and adhere to the bottom of the panel. Stamp sentiment on the right side of the panel above the DSP strip.

4. Die-cut a Daffodil Delight circle using the Big Shot machine and place Dimensionals on the back. Set aside.

5. Stamp the Truck image and ice cream cones, using Memento Tuxedo black ink and then color the images in using the watercolor pencils. Adhere the truck to the circle die-cut using favorite adhesive and then peel backings off of the Dimensionals and adhere to the front of the panel.

6. Adhere the whole panel to the card base with your favorite adhesive.

For the inside of the card:

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1. Cut a Whisper White panel to 4” x 5 ¼”.

2. Adhere a1” x 5 ¼” strip of In-Color DSP and adhere to the bottom of the panel.

3. Stamp cake image from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set in the center of the panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color the image using the Watercolor pencils.

4. Stamp a sentiment and adhere the panel to the inside of the card base.

The Tasty Trucks stamp set is free and part of the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration promotion that is going on right now at www.http://creativemeasures.stampinup.net. If you need a catalog please let me know and I'll be happy to send you one.
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I hope you have enjoyed today's project and will check back often for more inspiration. Thank you for visiting.

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