Thursday, July 9, 2015

Happy Wedding Day

Happy Thursday.  Better yet, happy almost weekend.  A friend recently asked me to make a wedding card for her.  This is the card I created.

Because I like the look of a larger card for special occasions, this card is 5" x 7".  The card base is Very Vanilla card stock cut at 7" x 10".  I embossed a piece of Pool Party card stock with the retired Filigree Frame Embossing Folder, rounded the corners with the Project Life Corner punch and attached the layer to the card front.  I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock so that it would fit in the center of the swirls in the embossed layer and rounded those corners with the same punch.  The sentiment from a long retired stamp set was heat embossed with VersaMark and Gold Embossing Powder.  The bells from the Embellished Events stamp set (retired) were heat embossed with Pool Party Embossing Powder (retired) on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla.  I fussy cut them out and attached them to the sentiment layer with Dimensionals.  After adding this layer to the card, I added Pearls to the card for the finishing touches.  Since I didn't have an envelope to hold the card, I pulled out my handy-dandy Envelope Punch Board and created one using the Neutrals Envelope Paper.  Great product.

Thanks for checking out my post today.  I know I haven't been around much but I'm hoping to remedy that.  What I need is a swift kick in the backside to get me moving.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Bee-day

Happy weekend all.  Today is my younger sister's birthday and this is the card I will be giving her later today.  The two bees were the inspiration for this card.  I had made them last fall but never used them on anything.  Time for them to buzz outta here.

Hello Honey was my choice for the card base.  The Hexagon Hive Thinlit was used to cut a piece of Basic Black card stock.  That was then attached to a retired piece of Moonlight designer paper and added to the card front.  The daisies were cut from Whisper White card stock using the retired Daisies Die.  The tips were sponged with Hello Honey ink as well as the center of the smaller daisy.  After attaching the pieces together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I added a 1/2" Glimmer paper circle to the center.  The daisies were attached with Glue Dots to the card.  The sentiment from the Honeycomb Hello stamp set was stamped with Staz-on ink on Hello Honey card stock and punched out with the Hexagon Punch.  A piece of Whisper White card stock was also punched out with the Hexagon Punch to use as a mat for the sentiment.  In order to make the sentiment smaller, I trimmed it on all side using the Stampin' TrimmerGlue Dots were used to attach it to the card.  I made the bees by first adding strips of Basic Black card stock to a piece of Hello Honey card stock.  The Small Oval Punch (now retired) was used to punch out the bodies.  The 1/2" Circle Punch was used for the head.  The antennae are the cherry from the Cupcake Builder Punch.  The stingers were just cut free hand.  The "smile" was drawn on with a Basic Black marker.  After putting the bees together, I added some googlie eyes.  The bees were attached to the card with Dimensionals.

Thank you for your visit.  I appreciate your comments too.  Enjoy the weekend.  I hope the sun is shining where you are.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

With Sympathy

I recently needed some sympathy cards so I created three using the same stamp set.  The other two are shown below.  I made these before some of the items retired.

For this card I used Crisp Cantaloupe card stock as the base.  On a piece of Whisper White card stock I used some painter's tape to mask a section about 1-1/2" wide.  I then sponged Crisp Cantaloupe on the top and Pistachio Pudding on the bottom making each color darker near the top and bottom.  I stamped the image from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set over the sponged area.  The sentiment from the Bloom with Hope stamp set (retired) was stamped with Black Memento Ink.  Two pieces of Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine were added and the layer added to the card.  Pearls were added for the finishing touch.

These are the other two cards using the same stamp set for the images.

Card Base:  Coastal Cabana card stock
Sponged inks:  Coastal Cabana and Pistachio Pudding
Sentiment:  Thoughts and Prayers stamp set

Card Base:  Rich Razzleberry card stock
Sponged inks:  Rich Razzleberry and Strawberry Slush
Sentiment:  Petite Pairs

Very clean and simple cards using one stamp set.  Hopefully I won't be needing more of these any time soon.  Thanks for stopping by.  If you need any of the items used, just click on the picture below and it will take you to my on-line store.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Happy Fourth

Did you think this was a Fourth of July card?  Sorry.  Today my son and daughter-in-love are celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary.  For their card, I chose to make a fancy fold screen divider card.  There are directions all over the web but I used this video by Dawn Olchefske for the basic directions.

For the card base (cut 5-1/2" x 11" and scored at 2-3/4", 5-1/2" and 8-1/4"), I used Pistachio Pudding card stock.  I punched along the top with the retired Scallop Trim Border Punch.  The Decorative Label punch was used at the bottom to create the "legs".  Four pieces of Gold Soiree designer paper were matted with Calypso Coral card stock and attached to each divider.  The butterflies were cut from Garden Green card stock using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and attached randomly using Glue Dots.  The Calypso Coral flowers were punched using the Boho Blossoms Punch.  Before attaching them I pressed the center with a stylus to give them dimension using the Stampin' Pierce Mat as a cushion.  They, too, were attached with Glue Dots.  The sentiment from the Memorable Moments stamp set was stamped on Whisper White card stock using Black Memento Ink and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Using the same punch, I punched out two more from Garden Green card stock, cut them and used them to mat the sentiment.  The sentiment was also attached with Glue Dots.  For the finishing touch, I added Rhinestones to the butterflies, the flowers and the sentiment.  This was not as difficult to make as I thought and I am very happy with the end result.

Thank you for stopping by.  I have been very lax with the posting but I have been suffering for three weeks with seasonal allergies which have totally sapped all my energy.  I do have another card to post in the next couple of days.  Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Balloons for a Birthday

Today I have a birthday card for a little girl in my family.  I wanted something with cheerful colors so I chose a palette of Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango.

I used Tangerine Tango card stock for the card base.  I ran a piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (sadly, this will be retiring at the end of this month).  The corners were rounded with the Project Life Corner Punch.  Two pieces of the Irresistibly Yours designer paper from Sale-a-bration were sponged with Tangerine Tango and Old Olive inks, cut out with the Balloon Framelits Dies, sponged around edges with same color inks and attached to the card with Glue Dots.  Before adding them to the card I tied a bow using Old Olive and Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine on each leaving a long tail.  The sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set was heat embossed on Crushed Curry card stock using VersaMark and Tangerine Tango embossing powder.  This was also cut out with the Balloon Framelits and the edges sponged.  Crushed Curry Baker's Twine was tied in a bow on the balloon.  I used an Action Wobble to attach it to the card.  Hopefully, the recipient will have fun making the balloon wiggle back and forth.  The tails of the balloons were covered with Old Olive and Crushed Curry 1/8" Taffeta RibbonCandy Dots attached to Candy Dots Brad Bases were added between the ribbons.  This layer was then added to the card base.  I hope you enjoyed this colorful birthday card.

Some of the items I used will be retiring at the end of May or are already retired.  The list below includes only those items that are available now.  If there are any stamping supplies that you need, please visit my on line store HERE.  Have a great weekend.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Moon Lake Birthday

Happy end of the weekend folks.  Today's birthday card was based on the colour Q Challenge #287 and the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #214.

Basic Gray was used for the card base.  I then added a layer of Naturals White card stock.  Two pieces of Moonlight designer paper stack were then attached.  On a piece of Naturals White card stock I stamped the "swoosh" from the Work of Art stamp set using Coastal Cabana ink; I stamped it off once before stamping on the card stock.  The image from the Moon Lake stamp set was then stamped using Basic Black ink.  I also used Basic Black ink to stamp the sentiment from 
the And Many More stamp set.  The image layer was matted with Basic Black card stock and attached to the card with Dimensionals.  For the finishing touch, I added three Basic Black Candy Dots in the corner.  
I chose the colour Q challenge because I needed a masculine card and the colors were perfect for that.  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you like this clean and simple card.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Another Thank You

Today I have another clean and simple thank you card.  I used the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #350 and the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #118.

I chose Night of Navy card stock for the base.  The tree from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set was stamped off first on scrap paper and then on Whisper White card stock with Crushed Curry ink.  I then heat embossed the sentiment from the Banner Blessings stamp set using Night of Navy 
ink, VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder.  Along the top and bottom edges I hand embossed a scallop design (difficult to see in photo) using the Simply Scored Borders Plate; you need to use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool as the base.  I matted this layer with Calyso Coral card stock and attached it to the card.  For the finishing touch, I added a small bow made with retired Calypso Coral Baker's Twine and a retired Calypso Coral Printed Designer Brad.  Thanks for checking out this post.  Stop by again.  Hope you're enjoying your day.

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