Friends

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Animal Expedition Suite! Most of us avid card creator’s make cards for birthdays, holidays, and certain occasions, but what about sending a card to let someone know you are thinking about them? It’s amazing what a simple gesture, like sending a card, can make all the difference for someone’s day!

The card base is Basic Gray cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut again at 2”, using the other side of the DSP measuring 2” x 4”:

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I used the rhino stamp from the Animal Outing stamp set in Memento Ink, coloring in with Light and Dark Smokey Slate, Light Old Olive, Light Petal Pink (horn), Light Calypso Coral, Light Poppy Parade, and Dark Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends, and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Animal Friend Thinlits Dies. The leaves are from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies in Call Me Clover cardstock and a 4 ½” piece of Call Me Clover 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon:

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Adhere the DSP to the card base as shown and then adhere the piece of Call Me Clover Ribbon across the seam, trimming off the excess so it is the same length as the DSP:

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Adhere two groups of 3 leaves together, then adhere those and the single leaf to the back of the rhino. This rhino piece is then adhered with dimensionals to the DSP:

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The front sentiment is from the Waterfront stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Basic Gray ink. This is then cut out with the smallest square Stitched Shapes Framelits and it is layered on top of Pool Party cardstock, cut out with the 3rdsmallest scallop square from the Layering Squares Framelits and adhered with a dimensional:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock from the Waterfront stamp set, in Basic Gray ink. The leaf with the frog stamp from Animal Outing stamp set is stamped in Memento Ink (the leaves only) and then colored in with the Color Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker:

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How fun is this card?? This is a super cute card that would brighten your friend’s day!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

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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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Sunset Sailing

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another inspiration from a local paint pub! When I saw this painting, I just knew I wanted to CASE it! Starting was a bit challenging, my first attempt on watercolor paper and watercolor pencils was a little scary and my second attempt on cardstock with a little stamping and using Blender Pens to color the sky and water was a little closer and not quite as scary (lol). So, for my third and final try, I used Sponge Daubers for the coloring and turned out pretty darn close!!

First, start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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I used the mountain stamp from the Waterfront stamp set and stamped them in Blueberry Bushel in, about in the middle of the paper. Then I used a Sponge Dauber with black ink (you can use whatever you have, but Memento and StazOn are the only two black ink pads we currently sell, so Memento would be best) to create the bank along the bottom:

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I used Sponge Daubers with Balmy Blue ink around the mountains and then with Petal Pink ink for the sky and the water:

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Then I added Poppy Parade ink and Melon Mambo ink with Sponge Daubers for the sky and water:

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I used the small sea grass stamp from the High Tide stamp set along the water bank and then used the triple tree stamp from the Waterfront stamp set, using a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color one of the tree’s, stamping it twice to create a tall tree, and then using the fine tip to color the rest of the tree trunk:

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For in front of the mountains, I used the small little line stamp from High Tide and stamped in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel inks. The sun is from the Waterfront stamp set in Craft Whisper White ink. The reflection is the wave stamp from High Tide, which I used just the middle of the stamp in Craft Whisper White ink. I used a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock to cut out the sailboat from Lakeside Framelits Dies :

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The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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

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The base layer and the card front are adhered together and then adhered to the base layer:

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The inside sentiment is from Colorful Seasons stamp set in Balmy Blue ink, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. Since I had a piece of ¾” x 4” DSP, I adhered that along the bottom:

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So, what do you think?? I love how this third version came out and getting creative with stamps to create my version of this painting! So, if you are every feeling bummed that what you are trying to create doesn’t quite look right, then try, try again! Here is the painting, courtesy of Pinot’s Palette:

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Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

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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Father’s Day Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the May’s Stamp It Groups Blog Hop and Giveaway! This month’s theme is Father’s Day and this Gate Fold Card is made with a combination of new products that will be available June 1st in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I hope you are excited as I am for the new catalog and enjoy the card I am sharing with you today!

The card base is Mint Macaron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 2 1/8” on each end:

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The first two panels are from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, cut at 2 1/8” x 5 ½”:

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The second set of panels are Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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To make the window piece, I used the largest and third largest squares from the Layering Squares Framelit Dies on a piece of Tranquil Textures DSP, the largest square for the window sheet, and the third largest for the Whisper White cardstock:

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The shoreline along the top is from the Waterfront stamp set in Sahara Sand ink and the waves are from the Lilypad Lake stamp set in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam inks:

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On a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the heron in Gray Granite ink, the lilypad and sailboat are stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. These are all cut out using the coordinating Lakeside Framelit Dies. The Window Sheet is adhered to the DSP frame with Tear & Tape Adhesive:

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These are then adhered to the square and I trimmed part of the heron off. The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Tranquil Tide ink, the waves from the Lilypad Lake stamp set is stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink, and then cut out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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To complete this card, adhere the embossed Tranquil Tide cardstock panels to the Tranquil Textures DSP panels, and then adhere to the Mint Macaron card base:

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Before adhering the scene to the right side panel of the card, you will have to trim a little off the right side because the window frame will be adhered to the left side panel with Foam Adhesive Strips and you will need to allow for this:

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I placed a strip from the Foam Adhesive Strips on the left side only, this will allow the card to close properly. The sentiment is then adhered with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink. For the scene along the bottom, I first stamped the sailboats in Memento ink, masked them, and then used the wave stamp in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam inks. The sailboats are colored in with Stampin’ Blends and the grass is in Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron cardstocks from the Lakeside Framelits Dies:

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Here is step by step pictures of how the card closes:

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Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team! 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!

This Month’s Contest:

Last Month’s Winner!

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Don’t forget to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White
2. Rachael Rife
3. Pam Nichols
4. Lori Mueller
5. Linda Cullen
6. Tina Wardell
7. Christina Miller
8. Carol Tennant
9. Marie Moreken
10. Bobbie Crouch

 


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Paper Pumpkin Manly Moments Alternative Cards

Hello and welcome to my two day Paper Pumpkin special, featuring May 2018 Manly Moments! Yesterday I shared what was in the kit and the two cards from the instructions, but today I am sharing the FOUR alternatives that I made! You know it’s an awesome Paper Pumpkin when the alternative ideas flow!!

For my first alternative, I changed around the die-cut stickers and the laser-cut element. The rest of the card is made using the Lily Pad Lake stamp set and the Lakeside Framelits Dies, the sailboats are colored in with Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Markers, and the sun is in So Saffron ink. The inside is stamped in Soft Seafoam and Gray Granite inks:

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My second alternative is using the trifold card from the kit, the end pieces are cut off for the front of the card, the leftover Whisper White cardstock is used for the inside, and the card base is in Crumb Cake cardstock. I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, Nature’s Twine in Grapefruit Grove, and Garden Green, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake inks:

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My third alternative is similar to the above, however I trimmed the end pieces from the trifold card to equal 4” x 5 ¼”, a strip of Silver Foil (1/2” x 4”) and adhered to a 4 ¼” x 11” Blackberry Bliss cardstock base. The white foil die cut is colored in Sahara Sand ink with a Sponge Brayer, the sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, the leaves are from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock, punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch and the elements are from the stamp set and the coordinating framelits, with the bow from Nature’s Twine. The inside is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and Gray Granite inks:

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My four alternative uses the Waterfront stamp set, which will be available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog if you missed it from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. I cut the Crumb Cake die-cut sticker in half, the top is used for the mountains and the bottom is used for the shoreline. The mountains from the stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso ink, the water is stamped and sponged in Soft Sea Foam ink, the trees and the houses are stamped in Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso inks (fussy cut out), the clouds are heat embossed in White Embossing Powder and the sun is stamped in So Saffron and Versamark inks, heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder. The inside is stamped in Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso inks:

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Here is all four of them up close, I love how you can use the basics from this kit and incorporate other stamps and products to create something new!!

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I have great news about June’s Paper Pumpkin!! Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! have teamed up and June’s Paper Pumpkin will coordinate with a product suite!! So, stay tuned on June 1stas more details will be announced!

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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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Picturesque Waterfront

Hello and welcome to my final card this week featuring the Waterfront stamp set. I really wanted to create a card that you could just lose yourself in and what better way than sitting on a dock watching the sun set behind mountains?

The card base is in Dapper Denim card stock cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is in Whisper White card stock cut at 5 ¼” x 4”.

First, start with stamping the mountain image in Early Espresso ink, more towards the top of the paper instead of the middle, and then stamp the sun image in Daffodil Delight ink just in-between the mountains to look like the sun is setting. The sun is then masked with a sticky note cut out with the ½” circle punch before I started coloring the sky to make it look like a sunset, using Stampin’ Sponges with Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Tangerine Tango inks to achieve this look. For the lake look, I used the water stamp in Marina Mist ink, stamping directly in front of the mountains for a shadow effect and then stamped off before I continued to fill in the look of the lake, using Stampin’ Sponges with Marina Mist ink to finish filling in the water.

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To make the dock, I used Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and the Classic Label Punch, trimming the ends and gluing together, so it looks like the dock is going out to the water. An Adirondack chair is perfect for sitting on a dock and this is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies in Crushed Curry card stock. The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso ink and I added some sparkle to the sun, clouds, and water with Wink of Stella. This is then adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Can you see yourself sitting on the dock and watching the sun set?

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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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Week of Waterfront

Hello and welcome to another week of crafting! This week I will be featuring the Waterfront stamp set which is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog on page 48. Whether you like the mountains, the beach, or just nature in general, your creations with this set can be endless.

For this card, the card base is in Dapper Denim card stock cut at 5 ½” X 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper cut at 4 ½” x 4”, and the scenery is on Whisper White card stock cut at 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”.

I first started with the mountains stamped in Crumb Cake ink and then stamped the background mountains in Sahara Sand ink, the grass and trees are stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink, the water and the clouds are stamped in Marina Mist ink, stamping off first, and then used the speckled stamp in Dapper Denim ink.

To put the card together, first use Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine, wrapping it around the front of the card base three times, adhering the ends with Fast Fuse in the middle. The scenery on Whisper White card stock will be adhered to the Springtime Foils DSP and then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere to the card base. There is enough room on the front to add a sentiment or you can leave blank and have this card on hand for any occasion.

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Be sure to join me next time for another creation with the Waterfront stamp set!

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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