Sunday, February 18, 2018

Stampin' Up! Petal Garden

I'm entering today's card in the challenge at Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers. I CASEd a card of my friend, and fellow demonstrator, LeAnne. You can see her card here. She, like me, feels most of the paper in this pack is a bit overwhelming. However, when I did what she did, I thought I ended up with a pretty card.
I cut a piece of the Petal Garden DSP down to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and adhered it to my Whisper White card base. 

I cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock (4 1/4" x 2 1/2") and a piece of Old Olive (4" x 2 1/4") for mats. I cut another piece of the DSP (3 3/4" x 2") and adhered it to the Old Olive mat. Then I ran that through the Big Shot using the die from the Sale-A-Bration Celebrate You Thinlits, saving the center of the "o". (These dies will carry over to the Annual Catalog to be released June 1, 2018.) 

I glued a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper ( 1 1/2" x 2) to the back, wrapped a piece of white satin ribbon around the left side and made a faux bow. I stamped the word "thank" from the Work of Art stamp set in Tranquil Tide above the "you". Then I adhered that to the Rich Razzleberry mat with Dimensionals. I then adhered that to the card front with liquid glue.

I haven't decided what to do with the inside so if anyone has suggestions, I'd love to read your comment.

Oh, and for my readers...the cards in my "Cards For Sale" tab at the top of this post are on sale!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed Sunday!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stampin' Up! Epic Celebration

is why I stamped this particular sentiment on the inside of my card. I don't usually post the inside of my card first, but I wanted to save the best for last!
The sentiment is from Epic Celebration, which is a stamp set exclusive to Sale-A-Bration. It's stamped in Tranquil Tide and lightly sponged with the same ink. 

Here's the front...

I just love this card front. It was created with inks and bottle caps on watercolor paper. Yes, bottle caps...why? Well, because of Shopping Our Stash #341 - You Stamped With What?? 

I was inspired by Maria Rodriguez, a member of the Design Team. She recommended watching this video of Jay Lee and his watercoloring techniques. The video is way cool and he paints with his son by his side. So, I used a wine bottle cap, a Coca Cola cap, a water bottle cap and the cap from a Moroccan oil bottle. My inks are Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight.

The sequins were added because of the challenge at Double D. You had to use more than one sequin and I used 5. I stamped the "hello" from the Fruit Basket stamp set inside the bubbles with LLT, TT and BB (you can find the matching names above!).

I edged the watercolor paper with my Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Marker. I adhered it to a piece of DSP from Delightful Daisy using Dimensionals to raise it up.

This technique is so much fun. I know Jay Lee used some other type of medium but my Stampin' Up! ink pads worked fine for me. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you tomorrow.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Stampin' Up! Another Large Number!

So next week another person in his nineties, becomes a year older. I made this card for him...

The top portion of the card is retired Farmer's Market DSP. The fruit peeking through the circles is from the new Fruit Basket set, which you can get as a bundle with punches or separately. You will see pics of the products at the end of my post.

The fruits are a two-step stamp. The strawberries are stamped in Cherry Cobbler and the pear is stamped in Pear Pizazz. The card base is "bs62-cream", which is already scored and the circles punched. I bought it at the Owl and Pussycat store in Ft. Myers so I have no idea who her supplier was. BUT, you could easily make the base your own by using the 1 1/4" punch here and Very Vanilla cardstock.

For the inside, I die cut the numbers using the Large Number Framelits and Red Glimmer paper and stamped "YEAR" in Cherry Cobbler. I used my Stampin' Write Marker to color just that word from one of the sentiments from the Number of Years stamp set. 

I printed my own sentiment from my computer and adhered it to the bottom with some little apples in Red Glimmer paper. My friend punched those out for me so I have no idea what company made the punch but the apples are so darn cute.

I'm entering my card in the Watercooler Wednesday WWC157 - Heidi's "All About Occasions" Challenge. It is quite an occasion when you reach your 90's. My mother lived to be 93 and I'm well on my way!

Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions about measurements or anything, just leave me a note.

Products Used:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings


My Thursdays have now become so much more fun and I hope yours will be too. I was invited to be a part of Amy's "Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop" and today we have a sketch challenge. I hope you'll check all the other ladies' cards on the hop when you are done here. Ready? 

Here's the sketch:
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Here's my card:


Here's the ingredients: 

Card Base: Crumb Cake Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"                       (scored and folded at 4 1/4")
Mat: Chocolate Chip 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Mat: Very Vanilla 5 1/4" x 4" (two)
DSP Banners: True Gentleman 2" x 3" and 2" x 4"
Scraps: Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake
Stamps: Guy Greetings and Eastern Beauty
Punches: Duet Banner and Banner Triple 
Dies: Layering Circles
Accessories: Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape
                   Liquid Glue
                   Stampin' Dimensionals
                   Stampin' Trimmer
                   Paper Snips
                   Big Shot

Here's the recipe for the outside:
I enlarged the photo so you could see the score lines on the Very Vanilla mat. I scored diagonally every 1/2 inch. I adhered that mat to the Chocolate Chip and that to the card base. 

My card front is a mirror image of the sketch! After cutting my choices of DSP with my Stampin' Trimmer, I used my Banner Triple punch to make the tails. I placed the hounds tooth DSP on the scored mat first, then layered the bow tie DSP on top. (My iPhone doesn't take the greatest pics but the colors are Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy on the bow ties.)

Using the Layering Circles dies I cut the biggest circle from a scrap of Chocolate Chip, the next circle in Tranquil Tide and the shoe circle in Very Vanilla. The shoes are stamped in Crumb Cake. I adhered those circles together with liquid glue and then attached them to the card front with more Tombow glue.

In Tranquil Tide, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla and punched it out with the Duet Banner punch. I also punched the banner from scraps of Chocolate Chip and Tranquil Tide. I layered them and adhered them to each other with liquid glue. I then attached them to the card front with Dimensionals.

Here's the recipe for the inside (much simpler!):
I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla and fussy cut it! The back banner is punched from Chocolate Chip. I layered them together and glued them to the Very Vanilla mat. "Husband" is stamped in Tranquil Tide and I love the shadowed effect of this stamp set. I used the little do dad stamp from the Eastern Beauty to stamp the corners in Crumb Cake. I added a strip of Tranquil Tide Washi Tape to the left side and sponged the edges of the mat in Chocolate Chip. Then I adhered the finished mat to the card base. Phew! I bet you thought I'd never get to the end...LOL. But, I did and ...


Here's our team with whom you can hop:


Just click on a name and go immediately there. You may have a favorite and I hope one of them will become me! OR you can just click on the "next blog" button, which will take you to Amy Koenders. 


https://stampwithamyk.com/2018/02/15/stampin-up-fruit-basket-for-the-happy-inkin-thursday-blog-hop/

See all the "here's" above? Well, "here's to you and a fun time hopping". Come back next Thursday, y'all hear!!!

Products used in the making of this card:

Big Shot
[143263]
$110.00

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Stampin' Up! Large Numbers Happy Birthday

My card for today is celebrating the 95th birthday of a woman in North Carolina. I don't know her but her daughter asked if people could send her a homemade card. She said her Mama doesn't want a party or anything but she loves making cards and getting cards. Well, you know me...I love making cards, receiving cards, and sending cards! Here's what she will get from me...


For my card base I used Pacific Point. The patterned paper is from Birthday Memories DSP. I used Layering Circle Framelits to cut out the circles for the mats for my "95", which is die cut with the Large Number Framelits using Red Glimmer Paper. I ran the Whisper White circle through my Big Shot with the retired Confetti TIEF.

For the inside I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point ink using a stamp from Number of Years and a stamp from a Paper Pumpkin kit. If you are not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, here's a deal...
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Stampin' Up! Bird Banter Birthday

Welcome back...it's that time of the month again! Amy has another blog hop theme for us..."birthday". Without further ado, here's my card.


My card is a "double Z fold" and you'll see what that means in a minute, if you aren't familiar with it. In an effort to not confuse anyone, including me, I will put the measurements and products used at the end of my post. 

I will tell you that my card base is Berry Burst, the mats are from the Fresh Floral DSP and my fave Lemon Lime Twist, topped with the the art pieces in Whisper White. 

The stamp set I used is Bird Banter. This is a fantastic set if you enjoy birds of any kind...especially parakeets (budgies), cockatoos and toucans. I stamped everything using Memento Tuxedo Black ink for ease in coloring. I colored my birds with watercolor pencils, ink pads and a Blender Pen. The branch is done in Crumb Cake.

Okay, so the moment you've been waiting for...ta da...



the "Double Z Fold". You see it, right? It folds up nicely into an A2 envelope. You can find tutorials galore on You Tube for this type of fold. Want to see it stretched out? Okay, here you go...



The portion that reads, "Obviously it wasn't an early bird" has a piece of Basic 2 washi tape on it and hearts from the Owl Builder Punch, which is retired. There are plenty of current hearts dies or enamel shapes you could use but I just wanted the shape of those particular hearts. 

The last portion has punched balloons and, unfortunately, that punch is retired. Can you see why it's so difficult for me to clean out my retired products? I know I should, but I just can't...won't...it's close to I "need" new or "want" new! If you are a stamper, you understand...don't pretend you don't...lol.

Now, if you're familiar with blog hops, you know there's more in store for you...hope you can take time to visit the remaining blog hop participants. For your ease in hopping along, there is a button to see the next in line or the previous stamper. If you prefer, you can click on the listed name and you'll achieve the same results. 

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to visit. Hope you'll return daily and not just wait a month...I would miss you!


  1. Linda Richenberg
  2. Karen Finkle - you are here!
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Sue Prather
  5. Julie Johnston
  6. Amy Koenders
Measurements:

Berry Burst Card base: 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 2 3/4", 5 1/2" on the 11" side
Fresh Floral DSP Mats: 2 1/2" x 4" (2) and 4" x 5 1/4"
Lemon Lime Twist piece: 3 1/4" x 10" scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
Whisper White: 2 1/2" x 3" (2) and 3" x 4 1/4"

Partial List of Products Used:

Blender Pens
[102845]
$12.00