Wonderful Adventure

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my second creation featuring the Tranquil Textures Suite from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! This suite is a must have if you love the beach and creating underwater scenery. Growing up I was always around rivers, lakes, and the ocean and as an adult living in Coastal Virginia you can see why I am drawn to beach scenery and love creating these types of cards.

The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the octopus image in Night of Navy ink and cut out with the coordinating framelit:

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The seagrass is cut out of Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide cardstock and the coral is cut out of Fresh Fig cardstock from the Under the Sea Framelit Dies:

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I used the Night of Navy Medium Bakers Twine to create the rope:

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The seagrass and coral were adhered to the DSP base layer with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then I squeezed a thick layer of the glue in the middle and sprinkled the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles into the glue:

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The sentiment is from the stamp set, which is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink, cut out using the 1 ¾” Circle Punch, and then sponged in Night of Navy ink:

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To complete the card, the octopus is adhered with Mini Dimensionals, the sentiment is adhered with Dimensionals with the baker’s twine behind, and then the left end of the baker’s twine adhered with liquid glue:

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I hope you have enjoyed both of these sneak peaks from the upcoming Annual Catalog as much as I have creating them! Next week I will be back to creating from the Occasion’s and Annual Catalog’s.

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Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

Triple W Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cool Triple W Fold card! This is a special card that I made for my granddaughter that is officially one years old today! Her birthday party was this last Saturday and I was able to drive to Mississippi for a few days to celebrate her birthday!! I really wanted to go all out when I made this card, and when I found out that the theme was unicorns, the Myths & Magic Suite was a no brainer! The basics for this card is very easy, so let’s get started!

The card base is actually one sheet of card stock, 8 ½” x 11”, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, in Bermuda Bay:

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To connect the two pieces together, I used a 1” piece of Silver Foil, scored at ½” and adhered with Tear & Tape Adhesive. When these are connected, it is a typical 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, I used Memento Ink to stamp the unicorn stamp from the Magical Day stamp set. Then I used Stampin’ Blends and Stampin’ Write Markers to color in:

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I used the Large Letter Framelits to cut out Happy Birthday from the unicorn paper and I cut out Happy Birthday again with the Myths & Magic Glimmer paper in turquoise. I adhered the glimmer paper to the back with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and positioned it so the glimmer paper was sticking out slightly from behind:

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I used the cloud framelits from the Magical Mates Framelits and Up & Away Thinlits on the turquoise and iridescent Myths & Magic Glimmer paper and the Silver Glimmer paper:

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From the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut a piece of the unicorn paper to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere on the front of the card:

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For the inside, use the cloud DSP and cut four pieces, two at 4” x 5 ¼” and two at 4” x 5”. The two bigger pieces of DSP are adhered to the front and back inside and the two smaller are adhered to the middle pieces with the Silver Foil connector:

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Next, cut two pieces of the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP at 1 ½” x 11”. I used a Sponge Brayer and colored with Bermuda Bay ink, wiping off the excess ink with a paper towel. These pieces are scored at 2 ¾’, 5 ½”, and 8 ¼”, fold and burnish making at W:

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I adhered the letters with Mini Glue Dots towards the bottom of the letters and spacing them so Happy is on one and Birthday is on the other:

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To put the inside together, I cut out some of the unicorns from the DSP and adhered those with Mini Dimensionals and then adhered the clouds throughout the inside. The strips of DSP are adhered with Tear & Tape Adhesive:

The front sentiment is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut out with the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, the sentiment from the Number of Years stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink, the background stars from the Magical Day stamp set in Pool Party ink, and the Large Number of Years Framelits from the stamped and colored paper and the turquoise glimmer paper. The number and circle are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals:

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Since this card is thick and doesn’t lay completely flat, I used the Envelope Punch Board to create my own envelope using the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP in Pool Party, the Layering Labels Framelits, some left over unicorns that were cut out, glimmer paper, and the Balloon Banquet Punch:

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I am so please at how this turned out! It’s amazing how you will see an idea for a template, such as the Triple W Fold, and just get creative! I hope you enjoy this card and this inspires you to make your own!

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Sea of Textures

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my first from the Tranquil Textures Suite from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! I am so very excited to show you how I made today’s card with this super cool stamp set and framelit dies.

The card base is Tranquil Tide, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 41/4”:

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I used the fish framelit to cut out along the top and stamped the seaweed in Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide inks:

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Since I wasn’t sure what I would use for the front of the card, I cut out some of the thinlits using Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, and Calypso Coral cardstock:

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Next, I adhered the piece of Whisper White cardstock to the Designer Series Paper and then I went to work designing and adhering the pieces I cut out:

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Isn’t this a super fun and cute suite?? Stay tuned as I share more creativity with this suite!!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

Beautiful Blessing

Hello and welcome to another day featuring Weddings and Anniversaries! Today’s card I made for an anniversary, trying out the Polished Stone Technique! If this is something you are going to try, I highly recommend wearing gloves as you will get ink all over your fingers!

The card base is Island Indigo cardstock, but at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Glossy Cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. Since I wanted more of a relaxed, beach theme for this card, I chose Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede ink refills to create the sand appearance and Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, and Island Indigo ink refills to create the sky. I also used a cotton ball for each color and some people spritz the cotton ball with Rubbing Alcohol, but I found it made no difference:

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Here is what the sand and sky look like, there really is no rhyme or reason, just what you want it to look like. The birds are from the High Tide stamp set, stamped in Archival Black ink:

I used the chair and drink thinlits from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, the drink is in Tempting Turquoise cardstock and the chair is from the Wood Textures DSP Stack:

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The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder on a 1” piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, and the ends are punched out with the Banner Triple Punch:

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I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the chairs and drinks, here is a picture of how I positioned them:

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The chairs, drinks, and sentiment are adhered to the top layer and I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the sentiment. This is then adhered to the base layer and then the card base:

The sentiment is from the Number of Years stamp set, heat embossing in Copper Embossing Powder on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the stamp from High Tide to stamp along the bottom in Sahara Sand ink:

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This was my first time with this technique and even though it’s a bit messy, I will definitely try it again! What do you think?

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Party Panda Center Explosion Card

Hello and welcome to day 5 of this week’s Sale-A-Bration countdown! As promised, today’s card is something completely different using the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper! This super cute card is actually from Dawn Griffith and you can watch her video here. She does a great job in explaining how to make this card, so I will let you get the details and cuts from there. However, I will explain how I made my CASE’d version!

I will have to admit that when making this card you need 12” x 12” cardstock and any of my cardstock is old, I mean old, but it still works! Just means I need to update that supply! Lol

I used Basic Gray as a base layer, Bubbles & Fizz for my choice of DSP, and Party Pandas stamp set because I made this card for a special young lady that turned 18.

For the front, I stamped the panda holding the balloon in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out. I then cut four balloons using the Balloon Bouquet Punch in Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, and Bermuda Bay cardstock. I used the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to stamp each letter in her name in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder. I tied Black Metallic Thread around the balloon end and then adhered together at the panda’s paw with the silver foil heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes. I popped two of the balloons up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the front inside layer, I stamped the panda with the party hat on in Memento ink, coloring in the hat with Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, and Bermuda Bay Stampin Write Markers. The same color markers where used to color the confetti stamp that is around the panda.

For the back inside layer, I stamped the panda holding the letter in Memento ink, coloring the heart with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker. The sentiment is from the Party Panda set and is stamped in Calypso Coral ink.

I used a piece of Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon to tie the card closed.

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What do you think of my version? I am happy with how this turned out and this was such a fun card to make! Thank you Dawn for sharing this!!

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Lovely Flowers

Hello and welcome to day 4 of this week’s Sale-A-Bration countdown! Today’s card will by my final creation using the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP. I know, sad face L! I really do enjoy using this paper and I could go on, but I’ve got other ideas and more Sale-A-Bration products to share! For this card, I really wanted to show the simplicity in creating a stunning card with a few simple products, including a Q-Tip!

The card base is Calypso Coral cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is Springtime Foils Specialty DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

When I first started coloring in the flowers with Sponge Daubers, it was to create a soft look and purposely coloring outside the lines, but the control wasn’t what I wanted, so hence a Q-Tip! I actually used Precision Tips to color in the flowers in Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral inks and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink. I really love how these turned out! I tied a piece of the Shimmer Ribbon in Calypso Coral in a bow around the DSP and stamped the sentiment from the Blossoming Basket stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink, punched the end with the Banner Triple Punch and sponged Calypso Coral ink around the edge. The DSP is adhered to the card base with Snail and then sentiment is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the ribbon.

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Viola! Easy, peasy, pretty as you please! Sometimes it really is a simple card that makes you “WOW!”

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Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new theme! As you may know, the countdown for Sale-A-Bration is near us, March 31st! So, that means you have less than two weeks to earn any free items that you’ve had your eye on! I decided to change things up a bit and instead of 3 days of ideas, you’re going to get 5!! This week I am featuring the Designer Series Papers that you can earn from Sale-A-Bration, Bubbles & Fizz and Springtime Foils. I really hope you enjoy all these creations I’m sharing with you!

For my first card, I am using the silver striped Springtime Foils Specialty DSP with the Magical Mermaid stamp set. I wasn’t sure how or what I was going to do, but I knew that I wanted to use Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise with this DSP.

The card base is in Bermuda Bay, 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”.

I colored the DSP using a Sponge Brayer and Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise inks, starting at the bottom in that order. From the Magical Mermaid stamp set, I used the long stamp with the crabs and shells and stamped along the bottom in Crumb Cake ink. Next, I stamped the seaweed stamp in Tranquil Tide ink just above, trying to make it look like an ocean floor. The mermaid was stamped in Memento ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then the tail is colored in with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise inks using Sponge Daubers. The mermaids back and arm is colored in with the Ivory Stampin’ Blends and hair is colored in with Light Crumb Cake, Light Calypso Coral, and Bronze Stampin’ Blends. I added some Wink of Stella to the tail for a shimmer effect.

The sentiment is also from the Magical Mermaid stamp set, which I used Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write Marker to color just the word, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and used the 2nd smallest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out. I felt that looked a little bland, so I stamped the long stamp with the crab and shells in Crumb Cake ink.

Before I started putting the card together, I ran the card base front thru the Big Shot using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. To put the card together, I adhered the mermaid and the sentiment to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then used more Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the DSP to the card base. For added effect, I used the circle glitter shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

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What do you think? I just love this card and it makes me ready for some warmer weather and time at the beach!!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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