Happy Birthday!

Hi!  Today is my birthday so I have a cute Gift Card holder to share with you featuring the Way To Goat stamp set!

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This stamp set is adorable!  I shared this card with a group of ladies during a workshop and then decided to use it during this past week’s Facebook Live.  It is just that cute not to share!

Here’s what you need:  (dimensions below are height by length)

  • Base Cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 8″ – score at 2 1/2″ on the 8″ side.
  • Base Cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 8″ – score at 4″ and fold in half.
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 3″ x 3″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 3 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Designer Series Paper – 2″ x 4″
  • Neutral Cardstock – 3 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Neutral Cardstock – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″

The assembly for this card is shown in this video:

The goat is stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The one above uses Smoky Slate and Petal Pink.  In the video, I switched to Gray Granite for the goat.

One important tip – adhere the ribbon to the very base before adhering any of the layers.  If you forget this step, you could just wrap the ribbon around the back of the card as well.

The Designer Series Paper used is the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Annual Catalog.  It is on sale this month for 15% off!  This paper is perfect for both male and female cards – I LOVE when my paper packs are versatile and have patterns and colors for anyone!

Here’s the inside view:

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Love Of Leaves

Hi!  How are you today?  Back today with another card featuring the Baby Wipe and Love of Leaves bundle.

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I have fallen in love with this bundle.  I hadn’t realized when I got this set that the when you die cut a leaf, it leaves a stitched border behind.   So, I decided to use that as a frame for my leaf.  Remember when I showed you the Baby Wipe technique earlier in the week, well, I made so many leaves (and I still haven’t used them all) – that I thought I’d use one of them with the stitched outline – and this is the result.

To add interest to the card, I added three strips of Early Espresso cardstock of different widths behind the leaf.  The sentiment is stamped on the Whisper White layer.  The base is Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

A pretty easy layout to replicate.

Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper Sale going on this month – save 15% on 15 different Paper Packs – including some for the upcoming holidays!

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You Make Life Better

Hi!  Today I am participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights for October.  I decided to share this card using the Faux Woodburning Technique I saw done by France Martin.

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I think this is a great technique for masculine cards.  The tree is from Rooted In Nature while the sentiment is from the Field Journal stamp set.

You’ll need Watercolor Paper, a water painter, Early Espresso ink and a Stamparatus.  That’s it!

Use the Stamparatus to align your image on the Watercolor paper.  Ink with Early Espresso and stamp.  Repeat this 2-3 times to make sure you have a good amount of ink on your paper.

Run the water painter back and forth (side-to-side, left-to-right or right-to-left) over the image to cover your watercolor paper. This pulls some of the Early Espresso ink over the paper giving that Woodburning look.

Here’s a video where I share this technique:

If you are so inclined, I’d love your vote for my card in Kylie’s Highlights.  Simply head over here and click on the heart in the upper right hand corner of my card to vote for it. It is Number 48.  Make sure you check out all the other entries!

Don’t forget, the Designer Series Paper sale that is happening this month!  You’ll have 15 different papers on sale in my on-line store. Hop on over and pick up your favorites!

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Do You Love Fall?

I do!!  (I’m sure you know that by now!).  Anyway, today I have two cards for you – though they are made together using the 2 for 1, or Split Card or ….  not really sure what it is called …  technique.

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I had seen this technique a while ago but didn’t have a chance to try it out until a few weeks ago when getting ready for my Facebook Live.  The gist of the technique, take a larger sheet of cardstock – for this I used 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ sheet of Whisper White – then stamp up the middle.  Cut the card in half at 3 1/4″ and you have 2 card fronts!

I decided to do this with the Emboss Resist technique – so I stamped the leaves from the Forever Fern bundle in Versamark and Embossed with Whisper White Embossing powder.  I then sponged Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze inks – wiping off the ink over the embossed leaves after each color.  The final step was to stamp the flowers, smaller leaves and splatter stamps in Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry.   The sentiments are stamped in Cajun Craze.

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I matted the stamped panels on Early Espresso measuring 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″.  I tied Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon and Copper Ribbon together around this layer.

The Cajun Craze mat layer is embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  The base is Thick Whisper White Card Stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded in half.

I love how these cards turned out!  If you are looking for a quick technique for mass producing, try this 2-For-1 layout – you can just use stamps and inks – no need to Emboss Resist if time is an issue.

Here’s a look at the second card:

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Here’s a video showing how the cards were made:

I hope you’ll give this technique a try!

Flowers For Every Season Class!  Deadline Sept 18!

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There’s still room for the World Card Making class on Oct 2nd and 3rd!  Sign up here:  WCMD Class Flowers for Every Season

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You Make the World

Hi!  Today I am excited to be participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is THANK YOU!   I loved this sentiment from the Beautiful World and thought I don’t appreciate the men in my life enough – so here is a card to do so.

I started with the new Cinnamon Cider In Color for the base of my card stock.  This is a very warm color  and thought it fitting for the card.   The base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 1 1/4″ and 4 1/4″ along the 8 1/2″ side.  The card is folded in the middle at 4 1/4″.   Fold back on the front panel on the 1 1/4″ score line.

I used the World of Good Specialty Designer Paper for my three strips.  The first strip is 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, the green strip is 1″ x 5 1/4″ and the Black and Gold grid is 1″ x 5 1/4″.

The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Cinnamon Cider ink and die cut using the Stitched Shapes dies.  This is layerd on a Basic Black square.  This is adhered to the folded front flap so it hangs over the edge of the flap.

The world is die cut using Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso cardstock.  It is attached to the front with dimensionals.

To see how I made the card, it is the second one in this video:

I’d love your vote for my card in Kylie’s Blog Highlights.  Simply click here to see all of this month’s projects.  Find my card #24 and click on the little heart in the upper right corner to vote for it.

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Circle of Life

Hi!  Welcome to the Stamp It Group August Blog Hop featuring Fall!!  I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Hop this month as it has been a while since I’ve been able to participate.  I have a little different spin for you today featuring the Life is Beautiful Stamp set from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.

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So, my twist on this card – there are two.  First, I used the tree image as a branch – I love to do this – so many fun things to do when turned sideways.  The second – I didn’t have a circle die large enough to create a mat for the stamped image so instead I die cut 3 smaller circles from various cardstock and used them to create a mat.  I love how it turned out!  Oh and 3rd, I used my Stampin’ Blend – Cajun Craze – color the rhinestones on the card.

Here’s a video showing how I made the card (it is the second card in the video):

Leave a comment below and you will be entered into a drawing to win this fabulous card kit!  Make sure to include #stampitcontest with the comment.

Make sure you check out all the fall projects created just for you:

 

Just a reminder for those of you who live in Massachusetts – it is TAX FREE WEEKEND!!  That means you can get your Stampin’ Up! goodies TAX FREE this weekend ONLY!!  And, if you haven’t used those Bonus Day coupons – do that, too, for extra savings – they expire on Aug 31 – so don’t wait any longer!

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Then And Now

Hi!  I realized recently that I had started my Facebook Business Page ten years ago back in July.  I went looking through some of those projects from then and came across this card:

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This features the House of Haunts Halloween set, Old Olive cardstock – I think Daffodil Delight -but not sure, and of course Basic Black.   This was the age before I learned how to improve my photos – so this is an as is picture – I think I used a scanner.

Apparently, I still have a thing for Owls and Trees for Halloween, as I recently made this card during a Facebook Live:

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I guess in 10 years I have stepped up my game a little with card making – a few more layers, die cuts, Designer Series Paper.  Tho still using masking to create my moon for the owl.

Here’s the video showcasing this card (and a quick little treat holder, too):

I truly enjoy taking a trip down memory lane and hope you do, too.   While I cannot supply you with the products used to make the card 10 years ago, below you will find the list of products for my most recent Owl in a Tree.

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Autumn Harvest

Hi!  Today I have a card using the new Autumn Goodness bundle from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog.   What says fall more than this autumn harvest?

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I love coloring with our Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen – so fun and easy to do.  The harvest image is stamped in Soft Suede ink.  You could also go with a lighter ink color for a softer look.  I used a mix of both the Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2.

The Wheelbarrow is stamped with Early Espresso ink and then I used a blender pen to color in the image – this allowed me to pull the ink from the stamped image giving it a deeper wood grain look.

For the background, I just dragged an Old Olive and Balmy Blue ink pad over the cardstock.  A very quick way to produce a background.  The fence is die cut from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The base is Crumb Cake cardstock – measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and folded in half.  The image panel is Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ mounted on an Early Espresso mat measuring 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.

If you want to see how I colored and created the background, check out this video:

We are winding down the month of August, which means there isn’t much time left to redeem those Bonus Day Coupons.  Shop my on-line store by clicking on the Shop button to the right or any of the product images below.

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Ready For Fall?

Hi!  Today is the start of a new week and I hope the beginning of a good one for you.  As most people who have followed me for a while know, fall is my favorite time of year.  I know its still a little ways off, but I couldn’t resist pulling out the Rooted In Nature stamp set and dies for this card.

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I love the colors for this card – Terracotta Tile, Pear Pizzazz and Gray Granite.  The fun in this card comes from the two leaves at the top – this is the Faux Suede technique.  It is very easy, you simply take a bone folder to break the fibers in your card stock and separate the cardstock into 2 layers.   Here’s the video for that – the technique starts at around 9:30:

The sentiment is from the Free as a Bird stamp set.  The card is finished off with the Braided Linen Trim.

I hope you give this technique a try – and see how a little bit of dimension can be added to spice up your card.

Just a reminder, Bonus Days Redemption is this month.  If you earned $5 coupons during July, you have until August 31 to redeem them.  Also, if you live in a state offering a tax free weekend today, there are Stampin’ Up! products that qualify as follows:

There’s still time to get in on the August-December Mini Catalog Suite Shares!  Check them out here:  Suite Shares

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It’s as Easy As This

Hi!  How are you?  Sorry I’ve been MIA for the past 6-7 weeks.  Life threw some curve balls and I had to let my blog sit during that time.  Well, I am back and I wanted to catch you up with some of the cards I’ve been making.

This first one – while it looks complicated, is so easy to do!  Thanks to Sandy’s Craft Studio for this fun Angle-Cut Designer Series Paper technique.

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Does this angle cut Designer Series Paper look hard?  Well, I’m here to show you how easy it is to make 4 cards from one piece of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.   For this card, I used the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment is from Lovely You and the flowers from Daisy Lane.

Start with a 6″ x 6″ piece of your favorite DSP and a 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ of coordinating cardstock.

For the DSP, make a small mark at 1 1/2″ on all 4 sides.   Then, watch the video below to show you how to cut.

For the Cardstock, make your marks at 1 5/8″ and follow the same cutting instructions.

I made 2 of the card above and 2 of this card with the four pieces:

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This sentiment comes from the Butterfly Wishes Stamp set and the flower from the Lovely You stamp set.  The colors are Terracotta Tile, Crushed Curry and Old Olive.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.

Here’s the video showing you how to cut the DSP and cardstock:

You’ll find all the products used in my On-Line store.  Just click on the product picture below and you’ll be taken straight there.

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