Gearing Up

Hi!  Today I have a card to share featuring the Geared Up Garage suite from the Occasions Catalog.  With Father’s Day fast approaching, thought you might need a little inspiration.

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This card uses a fun technique called Tarnished Foil.  And it is so easy!  Simply drag your Jet Black StaZOn pad over your Champagne Foil before you run it through your Big Shot with the gear die from Geared Up Garage suite!

For this particular card, I die cut 2 sets of gears.  These are attached to the retiring In Color, Tranquil Tide.  I had the top set over hang the edge of the Tranquil Tide layer (which was first embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder), and just trimmed it off with Paper Snips.  I then took that piece that was trimmed and adhered it to the edge of the sentiment panel.

The Tranquil Tide top layer was mounted on a piece of Gray Granite Card stock (I LOVE this color!).  The sentiment is inked in Jet Black StaZon and stamped on Gray Granite as well.

The base is Tranquil Tide – 5 1/2″  x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

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A Little Surprise

Hi!  Today I have the card I shared this week in my Facebook Live – a Pop-Up Wiper card!  This is so much fun – I hope you’ll give it a try!

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The surprise is inside:

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Isn’t he just the cutest?

As promised, here are the measurements for the wiper mechanism:

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Here are the dimensions for the Stitched Rectangles:

Front:

  • Basic Black – 3 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ for outside, 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ for inside
  • Designer Series Paper  – 3 1/8 x 4 1/2″
  • Whisper White Sentiment – 1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″

Inside:

  • Poppy Parade – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/8″
  • Basic Black – 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (see above – this is cut from the front Black piece)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/4″

Inside Wiper (Sentiment)

  • Poppy Parade – 3 3/8″ x 1 3/8″
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 1″

Please note the above measurements are the outside edges of the Stitched Rectangle Dies – the actual rectangles will be slightly smaller.

And, here is the video on making the card:

If you have any questions, please ask!  But hopefully between the pictures above and the video, you will see how it all comes together.

I am still offering to send those who place an order through my on-line store using this Host Code: 9DY7KYRM by March 24th,  a template showing how the mechanism sits inside the card.

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Butterfly Notes

Hi!  How are you today?  Hope you are doing well!  Today I have a very quick card for you featuring our Note Cards and Envelopes:

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I used the Stamparatus to align the butterfly from Butterfly Gala and stamped in StaZon Jet Black ink.  They are then colored with Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam markers for a subtle look.  To add interest to the card, I used the Simply Scored board to score 3 lines about 3/4″ from the bottom.   The sentiment is from Beauty Abounds and also stamped in StaZon Jet Black ink.

While this is a very quick and simple card, it is still very pretty and the note card size – perfect for a quick thank you.  If you haven’t tried our Note Cards and Envelopes – perhaps this will inspire you to do so.

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A Little More Traditional

Hi!  As promised, today I have a little more traditional color combination using the Incredible Like You stamp set.  Maybe this one will appeal to you more.

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For these two cards, I used Garden Green and Crushed Curry as my color scheme.  Still love the look of the DistINKtive stamps as it really makes it easy to show the details of the flowers without having to figure out my own color combination.

I did demonstrate how I made the card on the left in this video:

I colored the rhinestones with the Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends to place around the sentiment.  I think it adds a nice touch.

I do like how the “So Glad we Are Friends” card turned out – that I made 20 of them with a different sentiment for my Mother-in-Law to use as she recovers from surgery.  Here they are:

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If my Crumb Cake card using this set didn’t inspire you, perhaps these cards will.

If you have other color combinations you’d like to suggest, let me know!  I see myself using this set quite a bit!

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A Little Spring

to brighten your day!  I know it isn’t spring yet, but thought maybe today, you could use a little spring.  Not to mention, I LOVE how this turned out!  So cute!!!

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I love the Sale-A-Bration Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper – so pretty and can be used with so many stamp sets!   For this card, I paired the paper with the bunny from Fable Friends Stamp Set found in the Occasions Catalog.  He is colored using our Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  Just adorable!

I also colored three Rhinestones using the Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends for just a touch of bling in the corner.  The base of the card and layers are Poppy Parade.

I have a few little great nieces and nephews and might make a few to send their way for Easter.

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Yes or No?

Hi! I have a card to share with you that is a little out of the norm.  I did share how I made it on a recent Facebook Live and some liked it and some maybe didn’t.

I do like the color combination of Blueberry Bushel and Granny Apple Green – just not sure Crumb Cake is the best color for the background.

This card features the Incredible Like You stamp set.  Do you love the detail in the flower?  While this is a 2-Step Stamping set – it is also a DistINKtive stamp set which allows for one ink color to take on different shades as seen in the leaves and main flower above.  I LOVE this look!

To give the card a little more flair, I added a touch of white at the base of the small flowers using the Chalk Marker.

So, what do you think?  Like it? Yes or no?  Be honest – (but kind, please).

I’ll have a more traditional card using this set a little later in the week.

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Fly Fishing Anyone?

Hi! Today I have another card featuring the Best Catch bundle from the Occasions Catalog.

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Love how this card turned out – and it is a pocket card – so you can tuck a little gift card or your note right there.

For this card, I sponged Balmy Blue and So Saffron ink on pieces of Designer Series Paper from the Wood Textures pack.  The fisherman is stamped  in StazOn Jet Black ink.   The base of the card is Balmy Blue.  A little burlap ribbon to finish it off.

For the base, start with a piece of Balmy Blue measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Score at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ edge.  Slide the score line to the 2″ mark and cut (this allows you to create the pocket).  From the same sheet of Designer Series Paper, cut one piece 5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ and another 5 1/4″ x 1 3/4″.  Save a scrap for the sentiment.  On the larger piece, sponge Balmy Blue on the bottom and So Saffron on the top to create the water and sunset.  Then stamp the fisherman.  On the smaller piece, sponge Balmy Blue on the top and Old Olive on the bottom (hard to see in this picture given the ribbon).  Use the envelope punch board to round all the corners.  Attach the top piece to the Balmy Blue base.  Use Tear & Tape on just the two sides of the lower flap and adhere to make the pocket.  Wrap the ribbon around the Designer Series Paper before attaching to the front of the pocket.  Add your sentiment and done!

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The One That Got Away?

Hi!  Today I am sharing the card I made during last week’s Facebook Live using the Best Catch bundle in the Occasions Catalog.

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I am so happy with how the fish turned out.  I used an aqua painter and Old Olive and Crushed Curry ink to color the fish and then applied liquid glue using the Fine Tip Glue Pen to cover him. – here’s a better view:

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For the background on the card, I stamped the Crackle Paint Stamp set in Old Olive ink on Whisper White.  The cattails were die cut from the coordinating framelits from Old Olive Cardstock.  The Rectangle frame uses the new Stitched Rectangle Framelits in the Occasions Catalog as well.  I just layered two together and ran through the Big Shot once to make the frame.  Very easy and I love the stitching on it!  The sentiment is from the Piece Of Cake stamp set.

Here is the video – it is the second card:

What do you think?  Do you have fishermen on your friends and family list?  This would be a great bundle to use for birthday, Father’s Day or even Thank You!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

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Beauty Abounds

Hi!  Today I have a card featuring the Beauty Abounds stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  This set is so pretty!

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I stamped the flourish in StaZOn Jet Black ink along the right hand side as well as along the bottom.  The flowers were colored with Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo while the leaves were colored with Soft Seafoam and Pear Pizzazz.   The butterflies are colored in Flirty Flamingo.

The sentiment is stamped in Flirty Flamingo and punched with the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  This is layered on a 2″ Circle of Pear Pizzazz.   A butterfly element from the Sale-A-Bration catalog  is colored on the edges with a Crumb Cake marker and attached using a glue dot.  These wooden elements are a FREE choice during Sale-A-Bration where a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) earns you a FREE product!

The base for the card is Soft Sea Foam and measures 4 1/4″ x 11″ – scored at 5 1/2″.  The mat is Pear Pizzazz and measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The Whisper White panel measures 3 3/4″ x 5″.

Here is a video from my Wednesday Wow Facebook Live:

There are a set of coordinating dies that when purchased with the stamp set as a bundle, saves you 10%!  A great bundle for any crafter!

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Team Stamp It – Valentine Hop

Hi! Today I am excited to be participating in the Team Stamp It Valentine’s Blog Hop!

I just love this little treat holder and think it is perfect for anyone!

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He is carrying 5 Hershey Nuggets inside his pouch.  The original idea for a single nugget was created by Dawn Griffith and this 5 nugget version was designed by Deseree Krumm.

It is quick and easy to make using the Envelope Punch Board.

Cut your All My Love Designer Series Paper at 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Line up one side at the 2″ mark on the punch board, punch and score.  Rotate the paper counterclockwise, and line up the score line with the little notch on the punch board to the left of the opening.  Punch and score.  Repeat the rotation and score for the remaining sides -always aligning the score line to the notch.

Here is my video – it is the second project – showing how to make this using the punch board.

Side note – if you liked the first project, you’ll  find details on it here.

The image is stamped from the Hedgehugs Stamp Set in Soft Suede ink.  The sentiment is from the exclusive stamp set in the January Paper Pumpkin and is stamped in Real Red ink.  A little heart is placed over the flower and was punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch from Real Red Cardstock.

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Make sure you check out the rest of the projects!

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