Hello, pineapple!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and tropical card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! The Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper has some absolutely beautiful designs that are sure to perk you up and out of those “winter blues”! As I was looking over the DSP and trying to decide which design to use, I thought why not the pineapple design? I will admit that it’s not necessarily a design that I would be drawn to create with, so I thought this would be a perfect way to not only challenge myself, but to also create a cute and fun card! 

For the base layer, cut a piece of Soft Suede cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, spritz with some water, and emboss with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I then used my Stazon Saddle Brown ink pad and “dragged” it across the embossed cardstock, vertically and horizontally (top to bottom and left to right). I felt that this really gave the embossed cardstock that “basket” look:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 3” x 3” square of this design from the DSP and then cut at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” square of So Saffron cardstock to be layered under the DSP. 

2. Stamp the pineapple stamp in the Saddle Brown in on Very Vanilla cardstock, use the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Watercolor pencils to color in, blend with the Stampin’ Blender Pen, and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. Choose one of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets.

4. Cut a 5 ¼” piece of the Braided Burlap Trim.

5. Using the aloha die, cut two times from Very Vanilla cardstock and one time from the Gold Foil Sheet. All three layers will be adhered together, with the gold foil cut out on top.

6. Use three of the leaf dies to cut out of Old Olive cardstock (I spritzed the cardstock first with water since these are cut and emboss dies) and then took each leave and “dragged” them across the saddle brown ink pad, making sure the edges get inked.

I used Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap trim across the middle of the embossed cardstock base layer, adhere the pineapple cut out on top of one of the pineapples from the DSP, adhere the DSP/cardstock layers to the embossed cardstock base layer with dimensionals, and a glue dot to adhere the trinket to the burlap trim:

The leaves are adhered to the embossed cardstock base layer and the layered die cut sentiment is adhered around the bottom of the leaves. I also frayed the end of the burlap trim with my fingernails:

This completed piece is adhered to an Old Olive cardstock base layer, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp and color the pineapple in the corner the same way as the one on the card front, and stamp the sentiment in saddle brown ink:

This card is just so cute! Not only is this also a great “masculine” card, but if you are looking for Father’s Day cards, this would totally be a great option! I know, it may seem a little soon to be thinking about Father’s Day, but I just wanted to show you that this suite also has a masculine side and you can easily make multiples of this card since the DSP cut is smaller!

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I hope today’s project 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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Sea of Mermaids

Hello and welcome to the start of a new week and a new theme, the Myths & Magic Suite! When I first saw this suite in the 2018 Occasions Catalog, this was on my “must” list! I saw so much fun and creativity with everything in this suite, I couldn’t wait to order it! I’ve created a few things so far (One of a Kind, Glitter, Unicorns, and Rainbows, and Triple W Fold Card), so before these products are gone forever (yes, all the products from this suite will be retired May 31st) I wanted to get one last week in!!

The card base is Dapper Denim cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, Soft Sky ink is sponged on the upper half. The clouds are from the Myths & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper in iridescent, punched out with the Tree Builder Punch:

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I chose to start with this DSP from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack in Dapper Denim:

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Even though the Magical Mates Framelits Dies come with a smaller “wave” die, I wanted them to be bigger and used the one from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. The die is placed at the top of each color change and then I trimmed the white off the end:

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the mermaid image three times in Memento ink. The mermaid bodies are colored in with Stampin’ Blends, Light and Dark Pool Party, Light and Dark Smoky Slate, and Light and Dark Night of Navy. The face and arms are colored in with Ivory and the hair is colored in with Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light Pumpkin Pie and Dark Calypso Coral, and Dark Pink Pirouette and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends. Wink of Stella is brushed on the body and the eyelids and then cut out with the coordinating die:

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To place the Dapper Denim waves on the base layer, I placed my ruler at the 3” mark across the cardstock and then adhered the first layer. I did this so that it would be straight across and lining up the other pieces would be easy:

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Starting with the second wave layer, adhere with Mini Dimensionals and then adhere one of the mermaids, doing this for the third and fourth layers. The final layer, adhere Dimensionals along the bottom of the base layer and then place the wave layer on top. I used scissors to trim the pieces that overlapped the card base:

I used Glitter Enamel Dots in Dapper Denim to make it look like bubbles coming up from the waves:

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I cut one of the glimmer clouds in half, adhered those to each edge, and then adhered the remaining cloud with Dimensionals. This completed piece is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment from Magical Day stamp set is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the bubbles are stamped in Dapper Denim ink, the seahorses are stamped in Memento ink, and then colored in with Light and Dark Old Olive, Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Pool Party, and Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends:

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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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Celebrating Baby!

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new theme! This week I am Celebrating Baby by featuring cards for a baby shower or to welcome a newborn! Today’s card is from the Moon Baby stamp set, which originally came out in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and then was carried over to the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. This was one of the first stamp sets I purchased from the 2017 Occasions Catalog, I just thought it was so sweet and would be a perfect addition as I did not have any baby stamps. I went with a more neutral theme, but you could change the colors to reflect a boy or a girl.

I first started by stamping the “baby in the moon” stamp on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Black Archival Ink. I used the Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends to color in the skin and hair, then used a Blender Pen to color the moon in So Saffron ink, the baby’s pajamas in Wild Wasabi ink, and the star in Smoky Slate ink with some Wink of Stella. This piece is then cut out:

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Next, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”, which I used a Sponge Brayer to completely color in Pool Party ink:

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I used Stampin’ Sponges to add Tempting Turquoise and Night of Navy inks:

Give this a few minutes to dry completely, use the Embossing Buddy over the whole area, stamp the “three stars” stamp in Versamark ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder, and then heat emboss with your Heat Tool:

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The base layer is a Silver Foil Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder:

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The sentiment is also from the Moon Baby stamp set, on a piece of Whisper White, first stamped in Versamark, then stamped in Pool Party, and I used Clear Embossing Powder which is set with the Heat Tool. This is then cut out with the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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To put this card together, I used a piece of Pool Party cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”, adhered the two base pieces together, and then adhered the moon baby and sentiment on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals:

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Isn’t this a super cute card?? If you were giving this at a baby shower, the colors could be coordinated!!

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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