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February 2018

This Little Piggy

Here is another card I completed from the box of incomplete projects I referred to in this post.  


The entire piggy image was complete and even layered on the black stitched circle.  I can't remember why I didn't just layer it on a card and finish it.  


I stamped the piggy on a piece Wood Textures DSP and fussy cut her out.  I think the wood grain looks great on her.  


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Here's a peek at the inside of the card.  I finished the inside with a strip of the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and a heart cut using the Sweet and Sassy framelits.  I like to finish the inside of the card with  strip of washi, DSP, or a little stamping.


I have a few more cards that I completed from the box of forgotten projects.  I will share them soon.  I want to get back to sharing more the fun products from Sale-A-Bration especially the items that were recently released.

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Beautiful Day in Calypso Coral

This card is a combination of my last 2 posts.  I originally thought the flower  (this post) in the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP (Designer Series Paper) was Calypso Coral.  When I pulled out the paper I realized it was Tangerine Tango.  I was just about to put the Calypso Coral flower that was already colored and cut out in a "safe" place to be used sometime in the future when I remembered how things "hang around" and decided I would make a card with it right away.



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The Calypso Coral ribbon is part of a 3 roll ribbon pack that is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices.  The other 2 colors in the pack are Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay.  The ribbon ties beautifully and is so pretty.  This ribbon pack is free with a $50 order.  There are so many wonderful choices available for Sale-A-Bration!  There is about 1 month left of Sale-A-Bration so there is still time to get your favorites just don't wait too long or you may be disappointed and I would hate for that to happen.  

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Hanging Garden... Just Hanging Around

I found a box full of bits and pieces of projects that just needed to be finished.   The last time I cleaned up my craft table these pieces must have been gathered up and put in this box with the thought that they would all be in one place, which would make it easier for me to pull them out and complete.  Sounds reasonable but apparently it doesn't work for me since I totally forgot about the box and its contents.


This Hanging Garden card was totally done except for the sentiment.  I can remember thinking it needed something so I put it to the side which is how it ended up just hanging around.  I think it still may need something but right now I am considering it done and hope that the person who I send it to will like it.


The Hanging Garden set is a fun one.  The images are quick to color.  Love the look of the hanging baskets.   Recently  I went to an event and there were lots of hanging plants with macrame holders!  Talk about a flashback.  These basket images are right on trend.  The sentiments are great and they have used a lot.  Here's another sample using the Hanging Garden stamp set.  Need your own set?  I would love to have you shop with me!

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Beautiful Day and Lots of Love

It is strange to be posting on a Saturday!  I missed a few days earlier in the week so I decided it was only right.


I saw the Paper Craft Crew Challenge sketch 281 and knew it was the perfect time to use the big sentiment from the Lots to Love stamp set in the annual catalog.  I used my Stamparatus so I could stamp the sentiment multiple times and get a dark solid impression.  It is hard to explain how that one little thing makes me so happy!  I wanted to add some flowers and decided on the one big flower from the Beautiful Day set would be perfect.  I embossed the flower in white embossing powder on Shimmery White card stock.  I used the Shimmery White card stock because it works well with an Aqua Painter and ink refills.  


Here are all the fun products I used to create this card.

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Magical Day and the Lots to Love Box

Don't you love when you find something that just perfectly coordinates with your stamps?  


I almost squealed out loud when I saw this  package of gum at the checkout at Target.  So cute, right?  I couldn't wait to get home so I could make this sample!  I pulled out my Lots to Love Box framelit dies and the Magical Day bundle and got to work.    

1..Cut out 2 of the Lots to Love Box framelit.

2.  Measure the gum packet from the bottom to where you want the circle to begin (7/8").  Use the #5 circle (#1 being the smallest) Layering Circle framelits and position it at 3/4" from the bottom edge of the box.  Why the difference?  There is about a 1/8" rim from the edge of the framelit to the actual cutting edge of the framelit.  Cut out the circle.  Assemble the box.  Insert the gum packet.  You may need to adjust it slightly to fit and have the unicorn show through the window.

3.  Stamp the unicorn from the Magical Day stamp set.  Color using Stampin' Write markers.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist.  I used a Q-tip to add a little Pink Pirouette cheek blush to mimic the unicorn on the gum.  Cut out the unicorn using the Magical Mates Framelits dies.  

4.  Wrap the 3/8" Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon around the box and tie a bow.  Attach the unicorn using Dimensionals.  

5.  Use a Black Stampin' Write marker and color in the sentiment only on the stamp from the A Good Day stamp set and  punch out using a 1" circle punch.  Punch out a Lemon Lime Twist 1-1/8" Scallop Circle.   Layer the punches and attach to the box using a Stampin' Dimensional.



I am entering this project in the What Will You Stamp challenge#156 Magical Day.  I would encourage you to check out the challenge!   The Lots to Love Box frameltis are the best!.  So many fun ways to use them, kind of like the little black dress of framelits.  

Are you a subscriber to my newsletter?  I always have a tutorial or 2 every time I send one out.  I am working on one that will be going out soon.  You will find a sign up box on the right hand side of the blog.  

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Petal Passion DSP and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #498

Love the sketch for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #CCMC498.  Here's what I made for the challenge.


There's very little stamping on this card and instead the Petal Passion DSP is doing all the work.  


I colored the flowers from the Petal Passion DSP using Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.   I fussy cut them and arranged them on the banners.  The banners are cut from Daffodil Delight card stock and the Iridescent Glimmer paper from the Myths and Magic Glimmer paper.   The polka dot paper is also from the Petal Passion DSP.  The "for you" is from the Weather Together stamp set which is in the annual catalog on page 93. 


Hope you will join in the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created.

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Springtime Foils Specialty DSP

I am totally smitten with the new Springtime Foils DSP!  This is one of the new Sale-A-Bration offerings and it is gorgeous!


There are 4 single sided foil designs and you get 3 of each design.  I used 2 of the designs on this card.  Beautiful paper like this makes card making easy.  The only stamping I did was the sentiment and I also added one of the Petal Passion Embellishments.


This picture does a better job of showing off the beautiful foil designs on the paper.  The other two designs are rose gold foil and they are so pretty.  The paper is also a heavier weight and would make great boxes, bags as well as cards. This pack of Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is free with a $50 order and available while supplies last.   

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Charming Cafe and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #357

Time for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #357.  Here's what I made for my design team entry.


Here is the sketch for the week with an optional theme of Shaker Card.

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I enjoy stamping with the Charming Cafe stamp set and Cafe Builder thinlits.  I love creating these scenes which remind me of  good times spent with friends over a cup of coffee or tea.  



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I hope you will join in the challenge and be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created.

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Petal Palette and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

It is Thursday which means it is time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.



So when you saw the color combination what did you think? At first I was a little leery of this combination but after working with it I do like the mix of Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist.   I started off by embossing the image from the Petal Palette stamp in white embossing powder on Shimmery White card stock.  I used ink refills and an Aqua Painter to color in the images.  I mixed  Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist on the leaves and like how the colors blended together.  

Pocket Card

Real Red: 4-1/4" x 11"  scored at 1-1/4", 5-1/2"

Lemon Lime Twist:  4" x 5-1/4"

Whisper White:  3-7/8" x  5-1/8"

Shimmery White CS:  4-3/4" x 6" ( 2 bouquets embossed and extra leaves)

Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon approx 17"


The pocket is secured by the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon which is wrapped around the flap.   I secured down the flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I cut apart the bouquet to fill in the gaps and make it look fuller.  


The insert is pretty plain except for the sentiment stamped in Garden Green ink.


Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created.  They are all so creative!  Thanks for stopping by.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Sweet Soiree Suite

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on the Sweet Soiree Suite.


I decided to focus on the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit.  This kit features 2 sheets of vellum/silver foil die cuts, 2 sheets of printed card stock/silver foil, 1 sheet of white/silver foil numbers, 6 mini paper/silver foil tassels, a roll of white/silver 1/8" washi tape, 12 mini white clothespins, and a yard of Marina Mist scalloped velvet ribbon.  Whew, that's a lot of product.  

I started with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"  piece  of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate turned to the silver side (remember to remove the protective layer of plastic).  Cut a 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" strip of silver foil and adhere it on the acetate. Arrange the floral die cuts and attach them using Stampin' Dimensionals. Remove the jump ring from one of the tassels and place a Silver Metallic Edge ribbon bow on the tassel and add it to the foil using glue dots. Cut a Powder Pink love using the Sunshine Wishes thinlits and add it to the silver foil strip.  The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2".  Attach the acetate to the card base using adhesive hidden behind the flowers and the silver foil strip.  Apply tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue behind the silver dots to secure the top and bottom of the acetate to the card base.  The silver dots will hide the tiny dots of glue.  



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