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Festive Friday Challenge #0042

It is time for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0042.  This challenge marks the start of something new.  The Festive Friday challenge Inspo list.  We are still being inspired by upcoming festivities but now you can choose from 3 different items from the Inspo list to use to create your project.  I think this will be a lot easier, more fun and hopefully will inspire you to join in the challenge!

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I chose to use these three items from the Inspo list; black, gold, and birds for my project.

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This is a tri-fold card.  It is fun and easy to make.

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These lovely birds were die cut from the Bird Ballad DSP .  The polka dot pattern is also from this paper pack.  The Bird Ballad DSP is one of the packs that qualify for the Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion.

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This is the inner panel.  The sentiment is from the Here's A Card stamp set.

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Ready to make this fun card?  

Stamps: Here's A Card 149438

                Free As A Bird 149468

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento pad 132708

         Petal Pink Light Stampin' Blends 146866

Paper: Petal Pink 146985  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"

            Basic Black 121045 4-1/4' x 5-1/2"  scored at 1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"

            Whisper White 100730 4" x 5-1/4"

            Gold Glimmer 146958 3" x 7-1/2"

            Bird Ballad DSP 149592  

Dies:  Layering Oval dies 141706

            Stitched Be Mine dies 148527

Embellishments: Petal Pink Organdy ribbon 149441

  1. Die cut an oval (use the #6 oval, #1 being the smallest) in the 4-1/4" 5-1/2" Basic Black cs.   Use the long scallop stitched die to cut along the edge of the Basic Black card stock.
  2. Place the #6 oval die on the Gold Glimmer paper and the #7 scalloped oval around it.  Next to it place the #6 scalloped oval and run them both through the die cutting machine.
  3. Adhere the Gold Glimmer oval frame around the oval cut out in step 1.
  4. Layer the 4" x 5-1/4" Basic Black cs on to the front of the Petal Pink cs.  Make sure that the fold is on the bottom.  Layer the polka dot pattern from the Bird Ballad DSP on to the black card stock.
  5. Attach the Basic Black flap (1/2" score line) to the back of the Petal Pink card base.  
  6. Use the #6 oval to cut out the birds from the Bird Ballad DSP.  Adhere  it on to the remaining Gold Glimmer oval.  Position the ovals on to the  polka dot pattern so that it fits the oval on the Basic Black flap.
  7. Stamp the sentiment and the flower on the Whisper White card stock.  Color the flower using the Petal Pink Stampin' Blend.  Adhere to the inside of the card base.
  8. Tie a bow using the Petal Pink Organdy ribbon and secure it to the front of the card.

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Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team created for Festive Friday Challenge #0042!

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To A Wild Rose for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

Ready fo the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge?  THis week it is a color challenge and I think it is a tough one.

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The Purple Posy ink pad is currently in production and hopefully will be available soon.   

This is the second card I made for the challenge.  I still cannot decide if I like the first one,  which is why at the last minute I made this card using the To a Wild Rose bundle.

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Isn't this an incredibly beautiful flower?  I love this set and these gorgeous roses.  I used  Pretty Peacock for the leaves and stamped it off to tone down the color.  It is not the usual color I would choose for leaves but I think it works.   

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.

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Frosted Foliage and the Festive Friday Challenge

It is time for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0041!  

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One of the cool things about the Festive Friday Challenge is that you have a choice of which theme to use.  You can use either or both for your challenge entry.  I chose Metallic.

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You have probably figured it out that this is also a Holiday catalog sneak peek post.   The upcoming Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalog(debuts September 4) is full of  beautiful stamps, paper, dies, punches and embellishments.  Many of the Designer Series Papers have metallic foil accents.  The Feels Like Frost Specialty Paper has gorgeous photographic images on one side and silver foil designs on the other.  The only bad thing about this paper is choosing which side to use.  

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Here's how I made this card

    1. Card Base-Cut Thick Whisper White card stock  4-1/4" x 11" , scored at 5-1/2"

    2. Layer-4" x 5-1/4" Feels Like Frost DSP.  Adhere to the front of the Whisper White card base.

    3.  Frame-4-1/4" x 5" Silver foil.  Die cut using the Frosted Frames dies.  Attach to the Feels Like Frost DSP.

    4. Basic Black Layer- 2-3/4" x 3". Die cut using the Frosted Frames dies

    5.  Rub the Basic Black card stock with the Embossing Buddy.Stamp sentiment from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Silvery Shimmer Delicata                        Metallic ink and sprinkle with Silver embossing powder.  Heat  emboss using the Heat Tool.   

    6.  Attach the Basic Black labet to the Silver frame using Stampin' Dimensionals.

    7.  Cut snowflakes using the Frosted Frames dies from a scrap piece of Silver Foil.  Attach to the corners of the Basic Black label.  Attach rhinestones to          the corners of the label.

I hope you will join in the fun of the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0041.  I would love to see your project in the Festive Friday gallery.

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Friend Like You and the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge. This week it is a sketch #CCMC574.

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As much as I like the other dies in the Friendly Silhouettes , my favorite is this one with the cattails.  After I made this card I wondered is it too plain?

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I wanted to keep the look clean and simple but thought I would try and add a little something more.

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I cut another So Saffron circle and spritzed it with water and added some Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles.  I like the sprinkles look but am not sure it is better.  Is it an improvement? 

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I still am not sure which is better.   

 

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On To Adventure & the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge 573

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge.

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I have been shining the spotlight in the On to Adventure stamp set and realized I haven't used one stamp yet, so I had to get to work. 

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What do you think?  Don't you love this little golf guy?  Isn't he so sporty with his Grapefruit Grove pants & Pretty Peacock shirt?  This reminded me of the days when it was very fashionable for men to wear really loud outfits on the golf course.  Memories of my dad in bright yellow pants!  Brings a smile  to my face.  Are you wondering, where is the Sahara Sand?  I used it to color his hair and also  the scalloped circle is Sahara Sand. 

We are going on an overnight golf trip.  I thought this would be a fun favor for the men folk in the group.  Now I just have to convince my husband to give up some of his golf balls to finish them.  

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created "FORE" this color challenge.  

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For the Love of Felt for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge 572

This week the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a sketch.

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This sketch was perfect for me to use the For the Love of Felt Project kit.

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This card is really a scaled down version of card #3 (it will be on the blog on Friday, August 2 )in the For the Love of Felt project kit.  It really was perfect for this challenge.   This card came together quickly.  All I did was stamp the sentiment and 2 Sahara Sand sprigs.  Everything else was ready to assemble from the kit.

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created with this sketch.  

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#FF0039-Festive Friday Challenge #0039

Are you ready for the Festive Friday Challenge?  I cannot really explain it but this was a tough one for me.

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I know it should have been an easy one since Stampin' Up!® just released a beautiful new stamp set called Sailing Home that features a lighthouse.  For whatever reason I was stuck on using the alternate theme of Light Rays/Starburst.  I tried lots of different ideas and all of them ended up in the recycle bin.  The deadline was drawing near and I then I did something I rarely ever do...

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Yes, I pulled out a set that is retired and used it for today's card.   This is a kind of strange situation.  The stamp set, Pocketful of Sunshine retired but the coordinating die, Pocket is still available in the 2019-20 Stampin' Up!® catalog.  There is a new stamp set that does coordinate with the Pocket dies called Pocketful of Happiness.  Everything that I inked is from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and cut out using the Pocket die with the exception of the sentiment and the sun.  I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the sentiment and the Stitched Shapes die to cut out the sun.

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Here's how I made this card.

    1. Cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Balmy Blue card base and score at 4-1/4".

    2. Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" Real Red layer and adhere it to the front of the Balmy Blue card base.

    3. Cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Whisper White layer and adhere it to the Real Red layer.

    4. Cut a pocket from the Balmy Blue striped design from the Come Sail Away DSP.

    5.  Stamp in Balmy Blue ink the stitched pocket outline from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set on to the pocket.

    6.  Use the 2nd to the largest Stitched Circle and cut a Crushed Curry half circle.  Adhere the half circle to the front of the Whisper White cs. 

    7.  Attach the pocket over the stitched circle.

    8.  Stamp the "rays" 3 times  using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Crushed Curry card stock.  Cut out using the Pockets dies.

    9.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue and apply a thin line of glue where you want to place a ray.  Use the Take Your Pick tool to help pick up and place the rays.  Repeat until all the rays are adhered.

    10.  Stamp the sunglasses in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Daffodil Delight card stock.  Die cut using the Pockets die.  Attach to the pocket using Stampin' Dimensionals.

    11.  Cut a Real Red Stitched Rectangle and stamp the sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Attach to the pocket using Stampin' Dimensionals.

    12.  Embellish using rhinestones.

I hope you will join in the challenge.  I would love to see your project in the Festive Friday gallery, #FF0039!

 

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Tasteful Textures and the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC570

The Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this month is to CASE the catalog.  This week the inspiration sample is on page 110 of the Stampin' Up!® catalog.

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What does CASE mean?  CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything.  For the challenge you can be inspired  by the layout, colors, stamp set almost any aspect of the the chosen sample.  

I chose to CASE the layout.  

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I am still focusing on the Tasteful Textures bundle so I used the one of the Tasteful Background dies as a focal point.  I love seeing the gingham peek through the "petals".  I need to explore this idea a little more.  Look for another peekaboo look in the near future.

This combination of Pool Party and Poppy Parade has been on my mind.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture the true beauty of the Pool Party color in my pictures.  

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I used the "thanks" from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and the other sentiment is from the For the Love of Felt stamp set.  Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for the challenge.

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To A Wild Rose and the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0038

It is time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  What festivity are we highlighting this time?

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I chose to use the Watercolor theme.

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Oh how I love To A Wild Rose bundle!  It is a 2-Step stamp set which means you can use different stamps to color in the image like I did in this post or as an outline stamp. 

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Here's how I made this card.

1.  Rub the Embossing Buddy over piece of  5" x 8" Shimmery White card stock

2. Stamp the outline rose in VersaMark.  Repeat 2 more times.  Sprinkle White Embossing powder over the image and shake off any excess.  Heat emboss.  Stamp and heat emboss 3 outline leaves.

3. Water color the rose using an Aqua Painter, Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride ink.  Set aside to dry.  When dry, use the Wild Rose dies to cut out the roses.

4. Water color the leaves using an Aqua Painter and Mossy Meadow ink.  When dry, use the Wild Rose die to cut out the leaves.

5,  Create a light water color wash using an Aqua Painter and Coastal Cabana ink.  

6. Flick the Aqua painter to create colored drops.  Flick and/or drip Clear Wink of Stella for even more shine.

7. Adhere the roses and leaves on the Shimmery White CS using dimensionals.  Layer on to a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Coastal Cabana cs and then on to a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Thick Whisper White CS.

8. Stamp "hello" in Bermuda Bay ink.

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I hope you will join in the challenge.  You can go to the Festive Friday blog for all the details and be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created.

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Tasteful Backgrounds for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC569

It is Thursday and I am back with the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC569.  The challenges this week is to make a project inspired by the card on page 132 of the Stampin' Up!® catalog.

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You can use the sketch, colors , stamp set , basically any aspect of the sample to inspire your project.  I chose to use the sketch as my inspiration.  

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As you can see I really simplified the layout.  I used the Tasteful Background dies and inlaid Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green pieces into the cut out.   The welcome sentiment is from the Well Written dies.  

I like how simple and clean this looked, so I continued to play with this idea.  To do the inlay is not difficult since the pieces are distinct in shape and not small.  The only one that gave me a little trouble is the tiny teardrop near the bottom of the design.  I may have had to cut that little piece out a few times.  

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In this sample I added another cut out and a vellum strip for the sentiment to sit on.  This vellum layer is on the inspiration card.  

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Here the designs are side by side. I had so much fun playing around with this dies.  I am looking forward to playing with the other dies and the stamp set.

Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.

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