Beyond card making

Did you know that you can expand your creativity beyond card making and scrapbooking? Have you ever thought about creating a treasured memory from a simple photo? This is what today’s project is about!

This last September we spent a week in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with family and friends and what a wonderful time we all had! We surprised our very dear friends with their daughter, son-in-law, and grandbabies coming up from Florida and we surprised my in-laws (who live in Washington State) with our youngest son flying in from Hawaii. My MIL absolutely loves lighthouses, so one day my husband drove my in-laws and son around to visit the lighthouses. This picture was taken on Hatteras Island in front of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse of the three of them and we thought this picture would be great to use for my MIL for her birthday.

The frame, shells, and netting all came from a local craft store, but I really wanted to add something extra to this and knew that the High Tide stamp set would be perfect! The bottom scenery is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 2” x 4”. Using Sponge Daubers, I sponged Pool Party ink on the top half for the water and sponged Sahara Sand ink on the bottom half for the sand, the waves are stamped in Dapper Denim ink, the grass is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink, the birds are stamped in Memento ink, and I used the “speckled” stamp from the Waterfront set in Sahara Sand ink. The sentiment is stamped in Pool Party ink and then used a Sponge Dauber with Dapper Denim ink around the edges of the sentiment to give a slight ombre’ effect, then I used the 6th largest Scalloped Square framelit to cut the sentiment. Everything is adhered with a hot glue gun, lots and lots of hot glue! 😊

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Tutti-Frutti Hello

This quick and simple card is from the Tutti-Frutti Suite and can be used for any occasion.

The card base is in Real Red cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The base layer is from the Tutti-Frutti 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, cut at 3” x 5 ½”. Using the Layering Square Framelits, cut out a piece of Night of Navy cardstock with the 2nd largest scalloped framelit and then cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the 3rd largest square framelit. On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the solid bowl stamp in Sahara Sand ink and then the detailed bowl stamp in Soft Suede ink, fussy cutting the image out. The strawberry image was stamped in Real Red, then stamped again giving the lighter image, and the leaves are stamped in Garden Green ink on the darker strawberry and in Lemon-Lime Twist ink on the lighter strawberry, on scrap Whisper White cardstock, and then punched out using the coordinating punch from the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack (I cut out seven pieces). On the back of the bowl piece, place a small amount of Snail Adhesive along the top, placing the strawberries across, and then place Glue Dots on the front of the remaining strawberries at the bottom, adhering those to the back of the other strawberries making sure they stick up enough to see them.

I adhered the DSP piece to the card base and then adhered the layering squares together, tying a piece of Real Red Solid Ribbon in a bow towards the bottom. I adhered the strawberry bowl using Stampin Dimensional’s on the layered square piece, stamped “hello” in Real Red ink in the bottom left hand corner and then adhered to the DSP and card base.

This inside of the card is a piece of Whisper White cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I used the same technique to stamp the strawberries along the bottom.I hope you enjoy making this quick and simple card!

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Amazing You-quick and easy

This card was created with the quick and easy idea in mind, so that if you wanted to make several of these you to have on hand you could.

I started with the card base in Powder Pink cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. The base layer is from the Painted with Love Specialty DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I chose a piece that did not have the gold foil in the design because I knew I wanted to incorporate some silver and gray.  The circle is in Whisper White cardstock using the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, stamping the “let’s” and “you” in Melon Mambo ink. I absolutely love the coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and cut the “celebrate” in Silver Foil, adhering part to the Whisper White Stitched Circle using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Since I was using a piece of the Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon across the middle of the DSP base, I wanted these pieces to pop up, so I used some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Stitched Circle and then cut one of the dimensionals in half and applied them to the back of the C and the L, then adhered to the base layer. I added some Basic Rhinestone Jewels, three in the medium and two in the large sizes, coloring the large jewels in the Dark Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends marker.

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Waterfront part 2

What can I say, the Waterfront stamp set is so much fun! This time I wanted to make a card that was a little more effort and create a scenery that you could see yourself in.

The card base is in Tranquil Tide, measures 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is from the Wood Textures DSP Stack, cut at 5 ¼” x 4”, and the next layer is in Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5” x 3 ¾”. I first started by stamping the sun image in So Saffron ink and then sponged the sky using Soft Sky ink. I stamped the mountain image in Sahara Sand ink once on each end, and then stamped it again in the middle using Crumb Cake ink, giving it some dimension. For the grass, I first sponged on Lemon-Lime Twist ink and then used the long, thin stamp in Pear Pizzazz in front of the mountains to look like shading. For the water, I sponged Pool Party ink along the bottom and then only inked the top part of biggest shading stamp with Tranquil Tide ink to make it seem like the reflection of the mountains on the water is making the water darker. The cloud images were stamped in VersMark ink and then heat embossed in White Embossing Powder. Then I stamped the palm trees in Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz inks.

Before adhering all the layers together, I gave it one last look and felt like I need to add a little something else, so I used some Linen Thread, wrapping around twice, and tying it in a small bow.

The inside sentiment is from the Amazing You stamp set, stamped in Pool Party and Sahara Sand ink. I also wanted to tie in the front and inside of the card, so I lightly sponged some Sahara Sand ink along the bottom, using the long thin stamp in Sahara Sand ink, and then stamped the palm trees in Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz inks.

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We make a great pear

With all the snow we have been having here in Coastal Virginia, I’m ready for Spring! What better way than to get out of a cold winter funk than to create a fun, spring-like card and the Tutti-Frutti Suite is perfect! If you are looking for a complete and coordinating suite, this is for you and it even has coordinating Stampin’ Spots to take your project on the go!

For this card, the card base is in Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is in Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock cut at 5 ¼” X 4”, and the next layer is in Whisper White cardstock cut at 5” x 3 ¾”.

To make the scenery on the Whisper White cardstock, I first started with Stampin’ Sponges and used Soft Sky ink for the sky and Lemon-Lime Twist ink for the grass. I used the tree, leaves, and grass stamps from Sheltering Tree, stamped the tree in Soft Suede ink, stamped the leaves in Lemon-Lime Twist ink and used Sponge Daubers to sponge Garden Green Ink around the outer leaves, and stamped the grass in Garden Green ink. I made the basket from a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, stamped the basket image in VersaMark ink, and then heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder, fussy cutting it out. The pineapple was stamped in Daffodil Delight and Garden Green inks, the pear was stamped in Lemon-Lime Twist and Soft Sued inks, and the strawberry and watermelon were stamped in Real Red and Garden Green inks, punching them out with the coordinating Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack. I arranged the fruit in the basket and adhered them with Mini Glue Dots, adhered the basket, used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the pineapples on the sdies, and made a small bow with the Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine, adhering with liquid glue. I wanted to give the tree a little more pop, so I used some of the Berry Burst Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins. The sentiment is on a ½” scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Lemon-Lime Twist ink, and used the Banner Triple Punch on the end. I felt the Lemon-Lime Twist layer needed some texture, so I used the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and you can see it just peeking out underneath. I adhered all the layers together with Fast Fuse and then popped the sentiment on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Waterfront Stamp Set

What caught my eye about the Waterfront stamp set was not just the cool stamps, but the sentiments because I feel like I’m always looking for something new and versatile. There are so many different ways to build up your card with this stamp set and I’m excited to finally try it out!

This card I wanted to make it simple and useful for any occasion. The card base is 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” in Early Espresso cardstock. The next layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed using the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The next layer is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, cut at 1 ½’ x 4”. On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the mountain image in Crumb Cake, the grass in Pear Pizzazz, the water in Dapper Denim (I stamped off first), and the palm trees in Soft Suede and Old Olive and used the 4th largest scalloped square framelit from the Layering Squares Framelits. I tied a piece of ¼” Copper Trim around the Wood Textures DSP, adhered that to the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the scenery. You can always add a sentiment to the front or leave as is and just have your sentiment inside.

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Sunshine and Rainbows

Today I wanted to make a card for a certain someone and to let them know I’m thinking of them and I thought the Sunshine and Rainbows stamp set with the Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies would be perfect! Once I figured how I wanted to create this card, it was so easy to make with the Big Shot.

I first started with a piece of Marina Mist cut at 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”. I used a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ¼” x 4”, and used the larger cloud die to create the upper clouds. The bottom clouds are a piece of the iridescent glimmer paper from the Myths & Magic Suite, cut at 1” x 5 ¼”, using the smaller cloud die. I wanted to go a little lighter for the colors of the rainbow since the base is in Marina Mist, so I went with Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Lemon-Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise, and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. (Helpful Hint-I numbered the rainbow dies 1-7 to keep track and make sure I’m using the right die for the right color. J) The gray clouds are made from Vellum cardstock that I sponged Basic Gray Archival Ink with a Sponge Dauber, and used the cloud framelit (make sure to let this dry completely or you will get ink on other pieces). Of course, you have to have some sunshine in order to create the rainbow, so I used Crushed Curry cardstock with the sun framelit.

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I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the rainbow pieces and the Vellum clouds to the Thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Dimensionals for the Glimmer Paper and the sun, the glitter raindrops from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes, and then stamped my sentiment in Marina Mist.

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