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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Anniversary Card

This anniversary card is my first project using items from the New Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs and I really like how versatile the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper is.

For this card, I started with Powder Pink cardstock cut at 8 ½” x 5 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” and the piece of Painted with Love DSP is cut at 5 ¼” x 4”. I used two of the layering hearts from the Sweet and Sassy Framelits, the bigger hearts are in Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry and the smaller hearts are from the Painted Love DSP. The front sentiment is from the Happy Wishes stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo on a 1” piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock and the end punched from the Banner Triple Punch. I placed some snail on the back of the sentiment and used that to secure the Gold Metallic Thread, placed a couple of the gold hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes, and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop on the front.

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The inside sentiment is from the Happy Wishes stamp set, heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder and the “anniversary” is from the same stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo. I wanted to give the “happy” a little more pop, so I used Lite Old Olive, Lite Calypso Coral, Dark Pink Pirouette, and Dark Rich Razzleberry for the flowers and leaves. The surrounding flowers are from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, stamped in Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry.

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New Occasion’s and Sale-A-Bration Products!

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I decided to wait until the New Year to order these new goodies. This way I could really pick out what I wanted to play with first because who didn’t want almost everything in these catalogs?? The first suite I knew I absolutely had to have was the Myths & Magic Suite and I mean everything! I thought this was such a fun suite to play with, whether you are big or small. The Sunshine & Rainbows bundle is another must have and when you include the Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes, I can just see all the possibilities. The Sweet Little Something is a two-step (or even three) that I thought would go great with the Baby Bear stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. These will be great to play with when my Stamparatus arrives next month. Now who can resist the Waterfront set? Combine this with the Brusho Crystal Colour and you can make some absolutely beautiful cards and I cannot wait to share what I come up with! The Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is another stunning DSP from the Occasions Catalog and I have the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to use with this.

This year, the Sale-A-Bration has so many new and awesome products that you can earn for free! I love the Amazing You and coordinating Celebrate you Thinlits Dies, Happy Wishes stamp set, and the Beautiful Peacock stamp set. I already have my list ready for next time because there are so many great products.

If you notice, there are a few Stampin’ Blends in the mix. These are the last few blends I was missing and now I have the complete set! As you can see, I have the Side-by-Side Marker Holder from Stamp-n-Storage. I chose this holder because I thought I could use it to store other items because if things are tucked away, they won’t get used. LOL

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Happy 2018!

Hello and welcome to Christina’s Creative Corner!

After the hustle and bustle of getting creative for the holidays, I found myself needing a couple of New Year’s cards for people that I was not going to see until after the New Year. I was inspired by Tami White and the cards that she made and decided to make my own version. The base of the card is in Island Indigo, I used the Large Number Framelits Dies for the 2018 on the Soft Sky Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper, and I used a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock to heat emboss “Happy” in Silver Embossing Powder from the Number of Years stamp set, using the Banner Triple Punch on the ends. I trimmed a Window Sheet down so that it was big enough to cover the 2018 to make this a shaker card. I lined the edge of the Window Sheet with Foam Adhesive Strips, placed some Frosted Sequins Embellishments (these are retired; however, you can use the Metallics Sequin Assortment) on the Window Sheet, placed the Soft Sky Foil DSP on top, and then adhered this to the Island Indigo base. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used on the piece of Whisper White Cardstock. The inside sentiment I used from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, which I stamp in Soft Sky, and used a Sponge Dauber with Island Indigo ink around the edge. Hope you enjoy this shaker card and thanks for stopping by!

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