Most Wonderful Time Product Medley

Bet you were thinking I was going to post another Quite Curvy sample.  I thought about it  and decided to play with another favorite thing...the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  I love how packed this kit is.  There is a stamp set, dies, paper,  sticker sheets, and embellishments.   You know what else i love about it?  I can order a refill kit and get more paper, sticker sheets, and stars!  

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This card was made using the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC637 which is this sketch.

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Can you see all the elements on my card?  I was pretty faithful to the sketch.

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Here's what i used in addition to the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.

  • Real Red CS card base-5-1/2" x 8-1/2",  layer around the DSP 3-7/8" x  2-5/8"
  • Whisper White CS inside card layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Gold Foil - 2-3/4" x 4"
  • Old Olive-scrap piece for the little Joy flag.

Everything else is from the kit.  I love that the DSP has gold foiling accents on one side of each sheet.  I love the little bit of shine it adds to the overall look of the card.   There are also 58 gold stars so for right now I don't feel like I need to start hoarding.  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created using the sketch.

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Quite Curvy Rainbow

It has been a crazy year!  I wanted to make something to cheer us on, to recognize that we are doing great and offer a little encouragement.  

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Does it get any happier than a rainbow?!  I used the Curvy Dies to create this  curvy rainbow.  I didn't want the curves to be all lined up since  2020 has been anything but predictable or orderly.   If I had to recreate this card exactly, I am pretty sure I would not be able to.  I pulled out scraps and just started die cutting and arranging. 

Here are the colors I used for the rainbow: Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple  Green, Pacific Point, Highland Heather, and Gorgeous Grape.  

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The Quite Curvy stamp set has the above sentiment and i knew it was perfect for this card.  This is me cheering you on!  Go us!

The little birds were added because well I couldn't resist, they are so dang cute.   Remember that saying, "put a bird on it"?  Well, the Quite Curvy bundle has certainly encouraged me to do just that.  

Have a wonderful day and know I am cheering you on as you face the day with as much courage and hope as you can.  

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Quite Curvy Bundle in Soft Sea Foam

Back with another sample using the Quite Curvy bundle and yes, they are available to purchase now!  Here's a link to the flyer for all the information about this bundle, the Curvy Christmas stamp set, and the Classic Christmas DSP.

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I started with Soft Sea Foam card base-4-1/2" x 11" scored at 5-1/2".  I embossed the front panel using the Tasteful Textile Embossing folder.  Using the Curvy dies I cut along the front edge.  The leaf image from the Quite Curvy stamp set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento pad on Whisper White CS and colored using Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Just Jade, and Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends.  The leaves were cut out using the Curvy Dies.   The leaves were a little too long for the front of the card so i did a little bit of pruning to make it fit and attached to the front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Three little birds were stamped using the Tuxedo Black Memento pad and then colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends,  Each bird was cut out using the Curvy Dies and attached to the card using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
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Three Whisper White flowers were added to the leaves.  The flowers were punched using the Confetti Flowers Builder punch.  In the center of each flower, a dot from the Playing with Patterns Resin Dots was attached.  The birthday sentiment was added from the Quite Curvy stamp set.  

The Quite Curvy bundle (Quite Curvy stamp set and the Curvy Dies) will  also be available in the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog but you can get them now.  The Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas 6" x 6" DSP will only be available during this promotion and while supplies last.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you liked today's project!

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Quite Curvy Bundle

Here's a little sneak peek of a bundle that will be available starting November  3rd.  It is called the the Quite Curvy bundle.  This bundle will be featured in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog, but starting November 3 you can get it before the official release.  In addition you can also purchase the Curvy Christmas stamp set (available November 3 until January 4) and the Classic Christmas 6" x 6" DSP.  

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The card base is Flirty Flamingo.  Before the edge was cut, the front was embossed using the Dainty Diamond 3D folder.  Here I used one of the curved edge dies to create the fun curve and punched out circle edge.  The flowers were stamped twice and cut out to create the beautiful garland.  The garland was colored using Old Olive and Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends.The cute little bird in the middle covers up where the 2 garlands meet.  There are 3 bird images and coordinating dies in the bundle and on this sample I used 2 of the birds.  

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Four of the six sentiments in the  Quite Curvy stamp set are curved which is fun and adds an extra bit of whimsy. The little birds were colored using Pool Party Stampin' Blends and finished with Wink of Stella.  Interspersed among the flowers and leaves are Gold Metallic Pearls.  

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This little bird decorates the bottom of the card and also acts to help keep the card closed.  The front edge slips in behind the bird's head and is easily released to open the card.

Check out the flyer for more information about the Curvy Celebrations products.

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Poinsettia Petals Gatefold Plus

It is time for a new Festive Friday Challenge.  The Festive Friday Challenge celebrates a festivity and creates an Inspo aka Inspiration list inspired by the festivity.  This time the festivity  is  World Kindness Day.  Our world could certainly use more kindness.  

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All you need to do is pick 3 items from the list to include in your project and post it in the Festive Friday gallery.   It is very fun and easy to play along and we hope you will!

I chose die cut, pattern paper, flowers, sentiment and  a fun fold for my challenge card.

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The card base for this fun fold is Soft Suede CS and the patterned paper is the Poinsettia Place DSP (on sale at 15% off until 10/31).   The poinsettia flower was die cut from the DSP using the Poinsettia dies.  The Real Red berries  were cut using the Poinsettia dies.    Look closely at the Old Olive leaves.  These were cut and embossed using the Poinsettia dies. There are dies in the Poinsettia dies that cut the leaf and another that embosses them.  I have them taped together so they can be run together through the die cutting machine.

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Remove the belly band to reveal another layer.  Inside there are 2 more patterns from the Poinsettia Place DSP and more flowers cut from the DSP.  The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  

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Lift up the middle panel to reveal another sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  There is room to write on this panel.  Isn't this a fun card? I love the unfolding of the different layers of the card.  I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Be sure to check out how the rest of the Festive Friday Design team was inspired by the Inspo List for #FF0071!

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

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Special Someone Birthday

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge project.  This week the challenge is a color challenge.  I had cardstock swatches of the colors on my desk for like a week trying to figure this one out.  

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Can you guess the color combination, I sure hope so!  It is Basic Gray, Bumblebee, and Pumpkin Pie.  When it was all done I realized these colors do look good together but at first the Basic Gray really threw me off. 

I looked through my stamp sets many times trying to figure out what to make.  I finally decided on the Special Someone stamp set.  I just love this little raccoon and knew he would look good in Basic Gray.  I stamped him in Basic Gray for the outline and  stamped off once to stamp the fur.   I decided to make this a birthday card so I added the balloons in the challenge colors.  The balloon strings and balloons were die cut using the Special Day dies.

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The sentiment is from the Zoo Globe stamp set.  There is something about this font I really like and it was the right size for the little tag. from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Little Bumblebee stars were added from the All the Trimmings Embellishments.  I thought the stars added a little more visual interest.  The plaid DSP is from the Plaid Tidings DSP pack and is on sale until the end of the month for 15% off. 

Thank you for for stopping by and I have a list below of all the products I used.

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Whale Done Thank You

Did you see that the Whale of a Time DSP is on sale?  Yes, until the end of the month you can purchase this pack of paper at 15% off.  This made me want to make a card using the DSP and the Whale Done bundle.

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This is a quick and easy card which showcases 4 different patterns from the Whale of a Time DSP.  The pack of paper has so many fun seascapes and animals.  The turtle was cut from one sheet and the whale was punched out using the Whale Builder punch.  In fact the only thing that was stamped was the sentiment from the Whale Done stamp set.

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This is a very simple fun fold card.  The flap lifts up and hides an area where you can write your message. 

Pretty Peacock CS- 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 3" x 5" scored at 4-1/8", 3" x 4" (scalloped oval)

Whisper White CS- 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Whale of a Time DSP- 2-7/8" x 3-7/8", 3" x 4" (stitched oval)

The DSP sale ends October 31! Don't miss out on 15% off selected packs of Designer Series Paper.

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Festive Post Halloween

We are entering the last few days of the sale of selected packs of Designer Series Paper.  There are a couple of packs that are on sale that are on backorder (Forever Greenery and the Plaid Tidings DSP).  Not ideal but more  packs are expected in before the end of the month, yay!  Today's card uses my favorite black and white plaid from the Plaid Tidings DSP.  

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I love how the black and white plaid looks with Pumpkin Pie.  This probably was the fastest card I have ever made.  I opened up the Festive Post stamp case to find these 3 tags stamped, colored and punched.  Why didn't I finish it before?   All the images and sentiments are from the Festive Post set except for the 3 pumpkins.  The pumpkins are from the Fireside Trimming stamp set.

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The inside mimics the front with the cute little bats from the Festive Post set and the pumpkins from the Fireside Trimmings.  I usually spend way too much time working on my cards so it was so fun just to assemble this card.  

Click here to see all the DSP packs that are on sale.  Don't delay the sale ends on October 31.  

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Ornate Garden Specialty DSP

This week and month seem to be flying by!  It is already Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge.  When I saw the sketch I immediately thought about using the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP.  

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Here you can see that the pretty Ornate Garden DSP is doing most of the design work.  The daisy print in the pack reminded me to use the Medium Daisy punch in Bumblebee with a Soft Suede center.  

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The cute little sentiment label was made using the Stitched Nested Label dies.  Both layers were cut using the die and the Whisper White portion I trimmed away right below the stitching so I could have this layered look.  The sentiment is from the Zoo Globe stamp set.  It was the right size for the label and is a cheerful sentiment and we all can use a little cheer. 

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In this picture  you can see the reflection of the gold foiling on the Mint Macaron.  It is so pretty and adds a beautiful shine to the card.  You will find other sheets in this paper pack with a gold foiling detail.

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A little peek of the inside of the card shows a little strip of the DSP.   I will also add another punched daisy to the inside.  

Now it is a great time to check out what the rest of the design team created for the challenge.  Thank you for stopping by!

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Beautiful Autumn

Cajun Craze is a perfect color for Autumn projects.  During the fall I use it  a lot.  Today's card is no exception.  

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The Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is so pretty and unfortunately  is on backorder.  The leaves and acorn were punched out using the Autumn Punch pack (this is on the Low Inventory list so if you want it, order it soon) from the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP.  You could get the same look by stamping the leaves and acorns using the Beautiful Autumn stamp set  and punching them out using the punch pack.  The stem and leaves (longer panel) was stamped in Cajun Craze ink and Mint Macaron ink.  The sentiment was also stamped using Cajun Craze ink.  All the panels were cut using the Stitched Rectangles dies.

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The dies are layered on a piece of Brushed Metallic cardstock.  The Brushed Metallic cardstock isn't quite as shiny as Foil Sheets.  It is a little more matte but still has a nice shine.  The Brushed Metallic cardstock comes in Bronze, copper, and gold.  Here I used gold, to coordinate with the piece of Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP I used for the background.  In addition I added a few gold Metallic pearls and a simple bow using Linen thread

Listed below are all the products I used to make this card.  Thank  you for stopping by.

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