Simple Sunday

Garden Impressions DSP for Simple SUnday

If you haven't guessed by  now I am a fan of the Garden Impressions DSP and also the 6" x 6" DSP that comes in every Color Collection.  Today for Simple SUnday I using them together!

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The top and the bottom pieces of DSP are from the Garden Impressions pack.  The Melon Mambo stripes is from the 6" x 6" Brights DSP.  I love having coordinating stripes and dots in all the colors!  The sentiment is from the Enjoy Life stamp set stamped in Shaded Spruce with little Melon Mambo butterflies from the stamp set,all on a Whisper White stitched circle.  I also used the Silver and White Baker's twine.

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Painted Glass Butterfly for Simple SUnday

Time for another Simple Sunday card.  I am using the Painted Glass stamp set again.  This card was created because I had a leftover butterfly from another project and had to find a way to use her.

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I have to tell you that the Subtle Embossing folder is amazing.  It adds just that little bit of texture that is interesting but not distracting.  I highly recommend it.  The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams and is embossed in white.  There is just something so dramatic about white lettering on black card stock.  The little butterfly was colored using Stampin' Blends and then covered with Fine-Tip glue.  The glue adds a little shine and dimension.  The rhinestones were added to step it up a bit but is not necessary.  

 

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Painted Glass Butterflies for Simple Sunday

Time to revive Simple Sunday!  Today's Simple Sunday card is an easy one and fairly quick too.  It is a one layer card, thank goodness for Whisper White Thick card stock!  Thick Whisper White is the perfect weight for card bases.  

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I used the butterfly from the Painted Glass stamp set and stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, and So Saffron card stock.  The butterflies were cut using the Stained Glass thinlits. The sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  Love the look of white embossing on black card stock.  To finish the card I added some sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment.  

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I am leaving the inside of the card blank until I know exactly what occasion I am going to use this for.  This card and layout can be used for so many different occasions.  

 

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Simple Sunday: Celebrate You Thinlits

Need a quick and easy card?   Have some patterned paper scraps and/or washi tape?  Well here you go!

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I also used the fabulous Celebrate You thinlits in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.   These thinlits are free with a $100 purchase and will also be available in the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  

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This card is super fast to make and can be used for lots of occasions.  The hardest past is just picking out some coordinating papers or washi tape to use. 

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

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Mostly Manly Monday: To a Fungi

I have been wanting to make a card using this sentiment ever since I first saw the  Stampin' Up!  Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.   When  I saw sketch #230 on the CAS(E) this Sketch! blog everything came together.

Here's the sketch which I followed pretty much exactly!  Why mess with perfection?

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Get it?  I know it is a pretty silly play on words but I like it!  Anytime I can come up with a twist on a manly card I will take it.  The Pick a Pattern DSP is so very fun to play with.  Lots of great designs to mix and match.  After a little fiddling around I finally settled on these three patterns.   I used the Brushworks Alphabet to stamp out the sentiment.  I think it is always good to have at least one alphabet stamp set in your collection, so you can customize your sentiments.  I like the Brushworks Alphabet because I like to pretend that I can brush letter.

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On the inside of the card I used another strip of the Pick a Pattern DSP and cut out some of the fungi/mushrooms.  This is a pretty simple card to make and a great way to use some of your scrap pieces of DSP.

Here are the basic measurement but you can easily change the sizes of the DSP depending on what you have in your DSP stash.

Basic Black card base 4-1/4" x 11"  scored at 5-1/2"

Crushed Curry layer 4" x 5-1/4"

Basic Black layer 3-1/2" x  4-3/4"

Striped DSP 1" x 3-1/4"

Mushroom DSP 2-1/4" x  3-1/4"

Black and White DSP 1-1/4" x 3-1/4"

Whisper White inside of the card 4" x 5-1/4"

DSP strip inside of the card 3/4" x 4"

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Simple Sunday Share: Beverage Bar

Dropping in for Simple Sunday Share and I should add almost silent too.  In other words a quick post.  We are heading out for some sunshine and a picnic.  

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Love the retro look of the Beverage Bar stamp set.  There are 44 stamps in this set and it is going to be fun mixing, matching and customizing my bar.   Okay that is it, I told you Simple (almost Silent) Sunday Share.

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Simple Saturday Share

Meeting up with some friends for coffee and I thought it would be fun to bring a quick little project for them to make.  Here's a little back story about this project.  Earlier in the week I found some cute teabags in my things to make bin.  I bought these teabags in October and thinking they would make a cute fall project, well it is definitely fall so I better get to it.  

Since we are making this in a coffee shop I did not want to bring a lot of supplies or do anything that would be too messy.   

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Yes, I am still using my Halloween Night Specialty DSP.  I cut the holder using the Project Life Cards and Labels die.  It is just the right size for one teabag .   You can get 2 in there but it is a tight squeeze.  I stamped the acorn in Chocolate Chip ink and cut it and the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper with the Acorn Builder punch.   The "thankful" is stamped using Pumpkin Pie ink and yes, you have to cut it by hand.  Remember when we had to cut everything by hand?  Fortunately, this is an easy shape and will take you just a few seconds to get done.   I punched out the little Old Olive leaf using the Festive Flower Builder punch and tied it all up with some Very Vanilla Thick Baker's twine.   I did find some retired wooden embellishments in my stash that I added but they really are not necessary.  I think they were from a year or 2 ago.

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Simple Sunday: Watercolor Wings

We just got back from a week long visit to see our son.  He just bought his first condo and we went to help him get settled in.  It was a lot of work but we accomplished what we needed to do.   I have a stamp club coming in a few minutes so this is going to be quick. 

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This is the first time I used the the new Fluttering embossing folder.  All I can say is Love it!  Okay, I best be posting this as I can hear the club members at the door.  Hope you are having a fabulous Sunday!

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Simple Sunday: Bohemian Borders

I have a simple share for you to do.  I had a few leftover Blackberry Bliss card bases that were 4-1/4" x 9" scored at 5-1/2".  I wanted to see what I could come up with using these bases.  This is the first one I made and I will be sharing the other 2 this week.

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I made a simple pocket card.  The inside card measures 3-3/4" x 5-1/2".  I decided to keep it simple since there's already a lot going on with the Bohemian Designer Series Paper.

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Have a great Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by.


Simple Sunday: Bloom for You

It is Simple Sunday which means it is  time for a super quick and simple card.  

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When creating a simple project it is good  to use a strong color combination.  I chose the strong and clean combination of black, white and red.

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To add a little more interest to the flower I embossed the middle of the flower with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I think it dresses up the card just a bit.  I also stamped and punched the flower twice to make it fuller and again to add some more interest.

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Hope you liked this Simple Sunday share. 

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