Lookin’ Sharp!

Hello and welcome to today’s card featuring the True Gentleman Suite! Since the last two days featured Manly Moments from this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit and this upcoming Saturday is Stamp It Groups Father’s Day Blog Hop, I’m going to keep the theme of Father’s Day and Masculine Cards going! Today we are going to create a quick and simple card that is great if you are pressed for time or would like to make multiples of!

The card base is Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, and punch out using the Tailored Tag Punch. Cut a piece of 2” x 2” Night of Navy cardstock to layer the sentiment on:

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Cut a piece of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon long enough to go across the middle and adhere to the back of the DSP:

 

Adhere the base layer to the card base:

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After adhering the punched sentiment to the 2” x 2” cardstock, use dimensionals to adhere across the ribbon:

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After I did this, I felt like the card needed a little something more, so I used some Linen Thread on two buttons from the True Gentleman Buttons and adhered those with glue dots:

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For the inside sentiment on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, it is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and then I used my Stamparatus for the images along the bottom in Night of Navy ink:

 

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This is a fun and easy card to make that is great for anyone and any occasion!

Don’t forget, the Truly Tailored stamp set, Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon,  and True Gentleman DSP are on the Retirement List! Fortunately, the Tailored Tag Punch and the True Gentleman buttons will carry-over into the new 2018- 2019 Annual Catalog! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last or until May 31st, except for the carry-over items!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s card inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Castle Easel Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is part 5 of Myths & Magic Suite Week! For this week’s final card, I thought I would create a castle scene with an Easel Card! It’s been a while since I made an Easel Card, but I thought this would be fun to make into a castle scene! If you’ve never made an Easel Card, it’s actually very easy to make and it can be for any occasion.

The card base is Thich Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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After you burnish the score lines, the card will look like this:

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The base layer is from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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I cut a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock to 3” x 4” and embossed this with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder, adding Smoky Slate ink to the embossing folder first. The top of the castle is DSP cut at 1 ½” x 4”, using the Classic Label Punch, and the “drawbridge” is a piece of Wood Textures DSP Stack, cut out with the 3rdsmallest Layering Squares Framelit:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the dragon, flame, knight, and mermaid in Memento ink. These are colored in with Light Lovely Lipstick, Ivory, Light Cherry Cobbler, Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark Crumb Cake, Light & Dark Old Olive, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Light & Dark Night of Navy, Light & Dark Smoky Slate, and the Color Lifter from the Stampin’ Blends. These are then cut out with the coordinating framelits, I snipped the mermaid’s tail off because she will be a princess in this scene:

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I adhered the embossed cardstock and the DSP together and placed the princess peeking out from up top:

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The drawbridge is attached and then I added Black Sequin Jewels at the top:

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This piece is then adhered to the DSP base layer with dimensionals:

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The dragon, fire, and knight are adhered with dimensionals:

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I used the leaf framelits on the light green 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper and adhered these pieces with liquid glue:

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I cut this design of DSP to 2 ½” x 4”:
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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink and then sponged Old Olive ink around the edge with a Sponge Dauber. This is then cut out with the 5thlarges oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and the leaves are adhered behind with liquid glue:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base on the lower (or bottom) scored piece:

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What would normally be the inside of the card, this piece of DSP is adhered to the lower bottom:

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Then the sentiment is adhered to this piece with dimensionals:

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You have room to write your sentiment above this or you have the backside, which is 4” x 5 ¼”!

Don’t forget, the Magical Day stamp set, Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, Myth & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper, and the Brick Wall Embossing Folder are on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s card inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Thanks for being you

Hello and welcome to today’s card featuring the Tutti-Frutti 6” x 6” DSP Stack! When I was looking through this paper stack to decide on which one to use, for some reason the rhino from the Animal Outing stamp set (which is in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and you can see my post about this here) came to mind! I’ve been trying my best not to use any new products (use up the retiring to make way for the new), but I just thought this was too cute!!

The card base is Garden Green cardstock cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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I cut the DSP into three pieces, one piece is 1 ½” x 6” and two pieces at 3” x 4 ½”. You will not be using the 1 ½” x 6” piece, but this is a great piece that can be used on another card:

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The rhino image is stamped in Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and I used Light Crumb Cake, Light and Dark Smokey Slate, Light Pumpkin Pie, and Dark Pineapple Punch (this color will be available in the 2018-2019 AC) Stampin’ Blends Markers. I used the 3rdlargest square to cut this out and the 2ndlargest scalloped square on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock from the Layering Squares Framelits:

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To put this card together, adhere the two pieces of DSP to the card base:

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Then adhere the two square pieces together and adhere to the card front with dimensionals:

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I felt the card front needed a little something else, so I used the Real Red hearts from the Brights Enamel Shapes:

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The inside sentiment is on a  piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Garden Green ink, and the frog on the branch image is from the Animal Outing stamp set, stamped in Memento ink and colored with Light Crumb Cake, Light Old Olive, and Dark Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends:

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This is such a quick, easy, and cute card that you can change the sentiment on the inside to anything!

I hope today’s card inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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We improve with wine!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Half Full stamp set! This stamp set was first featured in the 2017 Holiday Catalog and I just had to get it! This is such a fun and versatile set that you can use not just for Christmas, but just about any occasion! I’m so happy to see that this will be carried over into the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog because it never fails that sets I think are super cute and should carry over, actually end up on the retirement list.

I wanted to challenge myself when I decided on the Half Full stamp set to use some colors that I would not normally use and are on the retirement list, so I decided to use the Perfect Plum and Rose Red combo. I don’t know about you, but with the color revamp and the retirement list out, I’m definitely on the lookout for ways to use up these items so I can make room for the new!!

The card base is Perfect Plum cardstock cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Champagne Foil Sheet, cut at 2 ¼” x 4 ¼” and embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF:

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The next layer is Rose Red cardstock cut out with the 2ndlargest Lots of Labels Framelits:

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The sentiment is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, and Perfect Plum Stampin’ Write Markers, then cut out with the 3rdlargest square from the Layering Squares Framelits:

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I used an Aqua Painter to color in the leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink and the grapes with Perfect Plum ink. The wine glass is stamped in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock, colored in Rose Red ink using an Aqua Painter, and cut out:

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I stamped the wine bottle image on the card base using Perfect Plum ink:

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To put the card together, adhere the embossed foil sheet to the card base, adhere the sentiment on top of the Rose Red piece cut out with Lots of Labels Framelits, and then adhere with dimensionals on top of the embossed foil sheet:

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I used glue dots to adhere the wine glass on the side and then got out some retired white organdy ribbon, but you can substitute that for Whisper White Organza Ribbon or Whisper White Sheer Ribbon, both are currently available from my online store:

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The inside sentiment is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Perfect Plum ink and the wine glasses along the bottom are stamped in Memento Ink, colored in with Rose Red and Perfect Plum Stampin’ Write Markers:

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I really enjoyed making this card and challenging myself to use colors I wouldn’t typically use. Be sure to join me tomorrow as I will be making another creation from the Half Full stamp set and again challenging myself to use up some of this retiring product!!

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


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Sweet as can be!

Today I’m sharing another creation from the Moon Baby and Dare to Dream stamp sets! This is really the first time I’ve used Dare to Dream, which is a hostess set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, considering it’s been sitting on my shelf since I won it at OnStage last April!

I first started with a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” and again at 2 1/8”:

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After folding the front panel pieces, I used the “hot air balloon” from Dare to Dream and stamped in Melon Mambo ink:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the “baby with the umbrella” in Black Archival ink. The Designer Series Paper used is from Painted with Love, cut out with the largest scalloped Layering Squares Framelits, and the baby is cut out with the 2nd largest square framelit:

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Then color in the umbrella with Melon Mambo Stampin Write Marker, the baby’s pajamas with the Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker, the baby’s hands and face are colored in with Ivory Stampin’ Blends, and the hair with Bronze Stampin’ Write Marker. This is then adhered to the scalloped square piece of DSP:

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The inside is a piece of 1 ½” x 5 ½” DSP and a piece of 2 5/8” x 5 ½” Whisper White cardstock. I used Multipurpose Glue on these pieces to give me a chance to set them on the inside. The sentiment is from Dare to Dream, stamped in Melon Mambo ink, and added some stars in Powder Pink ink. I used adhesive on the left side of the layering square piece, centering in the middle:

With the different colors on this DSP, you could change to Powder Pink or even Rich Razzleberry! I love this super cute card, what do you think?

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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Myths & Magic Suite

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new suite! This week I am (finally!) getting creative with the Myths & Magic Suite from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. When I first saw this suite in the catalog, I just loved it! I could see all the possibilities with this and not just for little kids, which brings us to today’s card, a Double Z Fold card for my daughter-in-law’s birthday. What do you think?

The base for this card is in Thick Whisper White card stock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” and 2 ¾”. The base layers are from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper, one piece cut at 4 x 5 ¼” and then two pieces cut at 4” x 2 ½”. The dragon, fire, wizard, knight, unicorn, and princess are all stamped in Memento Ink, colored in with Stampin’ Blends, and cut out with the coordinating Magical Mates Framelits Dies, the princess is really the mermaid with the tail snipped off to fit.

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The castle is made with Smokey Slate card stock, cut at 5 ¼” x 3”, run thru the Big Shot with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and then sponge Basic Gray ink with a Sponge Dauber to give the brick wall depth. The Classic Label Punch and the Layering Squares Framelits were used to create the top of the castle and the door was created from the Wood Textures DSP with the Layering Ovals Framelits, a Black Rhinestone Jewels for the doorknobs. The leaves and stars are cut out from the Myths & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper with the coordinating framelits and the crystal ball is a Clear Faceted Gem. The sentiment is stamped in coordinating colors using the Stampin’ Write Markers on a piece of Whisper White card stock with each end cut with the Banner Triple Punch.

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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!

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Spotlight technique with Waterfront

In case you missed it, this week I am featuring the Waterfront stamp set, which is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog on page 48. Today I thought I would try the Spotlight Technique with this stamp set and as a bonus you get two cards! Making two sceneries almost exactly the same is actually quite easy. I first started by stamping the scenery in gray and then stamped the other in color, the mountains are what I used as a base line to start.

The card base is in Marina Mist card stock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, cut at 5 ¼” x 4”, and the scenery is stamped on Whisper White card stock cut at 5” x 3 ¾”. Be sure to have a scrap piece of paper for stamping off as you go.

The first scenery I started with the mountains, first stamping in Basic Gray ink and then stamping in Smoky Slate so the front is darker than the back mountains. Next, stamp the grass in Smoky Slate ink, stamping off first. The water, house, and clouds were both stamped in Basic Gray ink, stamping off first. Finally, I stamped the speckled stamp in Basic Gray ink.fullsizeoutput_154f

To stamp the same scenery in color, first place both pieces of the Whisper White card stock next to each other so they line up, then stamp the mountains in Crumb Cake ink so it goes straight across and then stamp the background mountains in Sahara Sand ink. The grass is stamped in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off first, the water and clouds are both stamped in Marina Mist ink, a combination of direct stamping and stamping off, and then the speckled and house stamps are in Dapper Denim ink.

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To make this a spotlight technique, I used the 4th and 5th largest square framelits (starting from the smallest) from the Layering Square Framelits. The smaller square is used to cut out the scenery and then the larger is used to cut out in Marina Mist card stock, adhere these together. The sentiment is stamped in Marina Mist ink on a ½” piece of Whisper White card stock with the end trimmed using the Banner triple punch.

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To put the card together, adhere the Wood Textures DSP to the card base, adhere the scenery on top, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the square layers, and then use a Mini Dimensional on the end of the sentiment.

I have to say this was a fun technique to try and a great way to make two cards at once! What stamp set would you use for this technique?

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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