Monday, September 18, 2017

Birthday Layers

 

I was again inspired by Natalie Lapakko's cards... this one utilizing the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper along with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits (leaf die-cut).
This card was easily created using a 3x3 inch piece of the Wood Textures DSP, and adhering the leaf die cut on top. The sentiment was from the "Birthday Banners" stamp set.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Birthday Banners
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Whisper White, Early Espresso, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Precision Plate, Die Brush

Botanical Quotes

 

I totally fell in love with Chiaki Haverstick's lovely wedding card. I found it on Pinterest. I knew I had to create my own for my God-Daughter who is got married today! The white with gold foil is so stunning together.... perfect for a wedding card!

I used the sentiment from Occasional Quotes (a retired set). Although die-cutting each flower was a bit time-consuming.... once die-cut... it was easy to just glue-dot them on the panel.

Congratulations to Brooke and Steven!

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Occasional Quotes
Ink - Crumb Cake
Paper - Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Gold Foil
Accessories- Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits, glue dots, Basic Pearls

Wedding Invitations - Sunflowers




I had the great pleasure of creating the wedding invitations for my Goddaughter, Brooke, and her fiance, Steven. Now husband and wife as of September 16, 2017! Congratulations Mr and Mrs Hall.

The outside pocket card is made from a single sheet of 8.5" x 11" Night of Navy cardstock. I cut the piece to 8.5" x 10". I then scored it at 5" down the center (the 10" side). I then cut the left side of the paper to 7" (out of the 8.5") and made the cut reach the score line. From there, I scored the flap to create the pocket. I used one glue dot to adhere it to the back.

I designed both the invitations and the response cards with my digital software - My Memories Suite.
The sunflowers are from Country Sunflowers (Mandog) and the fonts used are Engravers MT, Berhart, and Chancellor. I created 100 invitations.

After adhering each invitation to the pocket card, I placed the response card and an envelope in the pocket to the right. I purchased burlap cloth from Joann's to use to wrap the invitation closed (I used staples to stick the ends together... as well as stapling the sunflower back to the burlap. I then added the sunflower center on top to hide the staple.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite
Fonts - Engravers MT, Bernhart, Chancellor
Embellishments - Country Sunflowers (Mandog)
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Accessories - Burlap, staples, glue dots, envelopes

Avant Flourish

This card is a little out of my comfort zone with it only being black and white for a birthday card. I'm more for color to celebrate a birthday, BUT.... I believe my niece will love the color choice as well as the design.

I used the 'Inside the Lines' DSP (Designer Series Paper) for the background. You could color this background... as it would give a 'pop' of color and create a whole different card. I chose to keep it just B/W.

The flower is from the 'Flourishing Phrases' stamp set, and YES.... I did use scissors to cut it out.

The sentiment is from the 'Avant Garden' stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Flourishing Phrases, Avant Garden
Ink - Memento
Paper - Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Inside the Lines DSP
Accessories - scissors, dimensionals

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Seasonal Colors

Ahhh...don't you just love the colors of Autumn! This is my favorite season! I love all those rich colors on the trees. And once they are on the ground.... I love noise of walking through them.

So, I decided to use fall colors for my card here.

I used the 'Wood Textures' DSP (Designer Series Paper) to create both the Adirondack chair and the branch for the flowers with the 'Seasonal Layers' thinlits.

The flowers were stamped with the 'Colorful Seasons' set and cut out using the corresponding thinlits.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons
Ink - Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Paper - Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Die Brush, glue dots

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Totally Wonderful


I thought Fiona's card was so cute using DSP for the grass for a new home. I chose to use the flower design (Old Olive).

I stamped the tree (Totally Trees) with Chocolate Chip ink, then colored in the leaves with the AquaPainter in Old Olive. The Chocolate Chip did bleed some, but not enough that it looks bad. (Kinda wish I had memento ink in brown)

I cut the "grass" using the Circles Collection Framelits... the last circle has the scallops. I stamped the house in Memento ink and cut the piece out using scissors... I did the same with the tiny heart too!

I adhered the house to the grass with dimensionals to make the image pop-up.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - You Brighten My Day, Simply Wonderful, Totally Trees
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Memento, Old Olive
Paper - Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Scissors, dimensionals, Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot

Limitless Day


I wanted to show you how a creation that you find on Pinterest spurs you to create your own card. I saw 'The Stampin Shed''s card on Pinterest, and knew that I could create one similar with the products that I own. Although, not an exact CASE (Copy and Share/Steal Everything)... I wanted to show how you can create your own card from what someone else creates! Thanks to The Stamping Shed for their wonderful creation!

I started with a 5''x 3.75'' piece of white cardstock, and cut the inside out 1" from the outside edge. I adhered the Real Red Brights DSP to the back of the white cardstock... then attached it to a piece of Basic Black cardstock... trimming it to create a mat.

I stamped the house and 'Yay' sentiment on cardstock and then used scissors to cut the images out. I attached the flag to the back of the frame using two-sided tape, but only on the edge, so it can be flowing free. The house is 'popped-up' using a dimensional.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - You Brighten My Day, Sky Is The Limit
Ink - Memento
Paper - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red Brights DSP
Accessories - Scissors, dimensionals




Nail It Big




I saw Juana Ambida's card on Pinterest and wanted to create one for myself... I used red instead of her yellow. Thanks Juana for your cute card!

I used an AquaPainter to color in the tools with Smoky Slate and Real Red. For the ruler, I cut a strip of Silver Foil the width of the die-cut (1/2"), and than ran it through the Big Shot instead of cutting it after I ran it through the Big Shot. The edge looked better doing it that way in the finished product.

I used the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from the 'Big on Birthdays' stamp set... I just stamped them separately to get them on top of each other rather than in a straight line.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Big on Birthdays, Nailed It
Ink - Real Red, Black Staz-on, Memento, Smoky Slate
Paper - Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Stylish Stems Framelits, Build It Framelits, AquaPainter

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In Loving Detail

Sad to say that I needed a sympathy card for my sister-in-law who lost her dad. I wanted the card to be masculine...for her dad.... that's why I chose the tree in the 'Lovely As A Tree' stamp set, but also feminine... for my sister-in-law... so I paired it with the 'So Detailed' thinlits and the 'In Any Event' script stamp set.

I'd like to say I stamped these images (tree and words), but I didn't! I used my digital software... My Memories Suite. I was able to change the opacity (to 50%) of the tree stamp, so that it sort of looks like a watercolor image on the panel. The sentiment was "stamped" as is in my digital software. I printed it on Whisper White cardstock and then mounted it on Smoky Slate cardstock.

I ran a piece of Basic Black through my Big Shot with the 'So Detailed' Thinlits and adhered it to the bottom portion of the Smoky Slate cardstock... trimming where it went over to get the look you see here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite
Stamp Sets - Lovely As A Tree (grey); In Any Event (Black)
Paper - Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, So Detailed Thinlits, scissors, Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wood Layers



When I saw Paula Dobson's card.... I just knew I had to create something similar. Thanks so much Paula for your inspiration.

I chose Very Vanilla and Early Espresso combo for my card... along with a bit of Crumb Cake for the leaves.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons
Ink - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, dimensionals

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Remarkable Blossom


When I saw Natalie's card on Pinterest, I just knew I had to create one for myself. Thanks Natalie for your inspiration!

I stamped the leaf on 3x3 inch Whisper White with Early Espresso ink. I colored the leaves in with an AquaPainter using Old Olive ink. I then stamped the flower on another piece of Whisper White cardstock with Early Espresso ink. I colored it in again with the AquaPainter using Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango ink.  I cut the entire flower out with scissors, so that it can be attached to the leaf panel with glue dots to make it stand out.

I used Calypso Coral for my card base instead of Tangerine Tango as with using the AquaPainter the orange color matched better on my final piece.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Birthday Blossoms, Remarkable You
Ink - Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Paper - Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories - scissors, Brights Enamel Shapes, AquaPainter, glue dots

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Special Daisy

Playing with the new DSP (Designer Series Paper) from Stampin' Up! This DSP is called Delightful Daisy. I paired it with the retired 'Special Reason' stamp set. Creates such a beautiful card!

For the flowers, I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color in the stamp with Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate for the centers. I used the 'Stylish Stems' framelits to die-cut them out.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Special Reason
Ink - Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Delightful Daisy DSP, Night of Navy
Accessories - Big Shot, Stylish Stems Framelits, dimensionals, White Organza Ribbon

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Season Wonder



I found the card on the right on the Splitcoaststampers website. It was posted by "Broom". Her card inspired me to create one for myself. I wanted to capture the colors of cherry blossoms, so I used Powder Pink along with Crumb Cake ink for the flowers and branches.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Rose Wonder, Colorful Seasons
Ink - Berry Blast, Powder Pink, Crumb Cake
Paper - Berry Blast, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, glue dots

Puppy Love

It's sad that I needed another Pet Sympathy card within the last two months. I didn't want to use the same layout that I've used, so thought to change it up a bit. Although, still using the paw print design.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Better Together
Ink - Memento
Paper - Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Two-step Owl punch, Full Heart Punch, Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, glue dots

Monday, July 31, 2017

Birthday Candles

 

I saw the card on the right on Pinterest and pinned it to one of the boards I have "Cards I Like". Now, I've had this pinned for quite a long time... and usually I pin cards to use as inspiration for my own. Yet with this card... I didn't have a candle stamp. So... I created my own candles for this card. I think I did pretty good!

I paired my candles with the sentiment from 'Big On Birthdays' stamp set.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Big On Birthdays
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black (marker)
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories - ruler, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, July 28, 2017

Botanical Adventures

 

I found CMK7471's card on the Splitcoaststampers website, and liked the layout a lot. Using the stamps that I had, I created one for myself.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Balloon Adventures
Ink - Memento
Paper - Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Botanical Gardens DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Banners Framelits

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Better You








When I saw Jason Loucks' card with the Strawberry Slush, Black and White it was stunning... so I felt that I could re-create the card using the stamps and sentiments that I had. Thanks Jason for your wonderful card and inspiration.

I used the 'Better Together' sentiment and the 'Remarkable You' leaves stamps and stamped them with Versamark, then heat embossed with White Emboss Powder on the black cardstock. I then White Embossed the flower on Strawberry Slush cardstock and cut it out with scissors. Using dimensionals, I adhered it to the black cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Better Together, Remarkable You
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Heat Tool, White Emboss Powder, dimensionals, scissors

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Balloon Occasion

Creating these balloons are a breeze with the Balloon Bouquet Punch along with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits! Now, placing the strings for those balloons and the banner took a bit more attention to detail, but it went relatively quickly.

I used the color combo of Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Basic Black and Whisper White. Very masculine.... which is good as this is for my brother-in-law.

Thanks for stopping!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Any Occasion, Balloon Adventures
Ink - Memento, Dapper Denim
Paper - Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories- Big Shot, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Balloon Bouquet

Monday, July 17, 2017

Nailed Birthdays


This set is such a wonderful set to use for my Dad.  He LOVES to work with tools, and he is handy to have around to fix things around the house, car, etc. I love my Dad!

I first stamped (with Staz-on Black ink) the tools on the silver foil and die-cut those out. I then stamped the same tools on Delightful Dijon and die-cut those out. Using scissors, I carefully cut the handles out of the Dijon and adhered them to the silver foil.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Big on Birthdays, Nailed It
Ink - Black Staz-on, Basic Gray
Paper- Delightful Dijon, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Accessories - Big Shot, Build It Framelits, Die Brush, scissors

Sublime Thoughts

My sister-in-law loves frogs! Well, she loves animals as she owns and maintains a farm in California. She breeds and boards horse and miniature horses as well as miniature chickens too.  She amazes me with all the work she needs to complete during the course of her days on the farm.

So, I felt this frog stamp... from the 'You're Sublime' set was perfect for her. I added the 'You Are' from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. The flowers are from the 'Pictogram Punches' stamp set.

Thanks for hopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - You're Sublime, Thoughtful Banners, Pictogram Punches
Ink - Cucumber Crush, Peekaboo Peach, Memento
Paper - Cucumber Crush, Peakaboo Peach DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Accents Punch

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fall Garden



As you can see I received inspiration from Dawn Olchefske's card.  Using her layout and design, and with the supplies I had... I created something similar. Thanks Dawn for your inspiration!

I die-cut the sunflowers within the white cardstock and adhered positive and negative pieces back together on Daffodil cardstock. The Navy looks black, but I can assure you it's Navy cardstock.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Falling Flowers, Avant Garden
Ink - Soft Suede, Night of Navy
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Night of Navy DSP, Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, May Flowers Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits

Letter Blast


Playing around with the Birthday Blast stamp set... I thought I'd use just a portion of the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment and pair it with the Little Letters Thinlits. It sort of still looks like the stamp, but was able to use the 'Perfectly Artistic' DSP behind the letters creating a cool effect.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Blast
Ink - Memento
Paper - Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Magnetic Plate, Little Letters Thinlits, Star Blast Edgelits 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Avant Meadow

 

I saw Robin Armbrecht's card on Pinterest... I knew I wanted to create one for myself. I made mine into a birthday card for my Uncle.  I used sponge daubers with Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Night of Navy to achieve the background that I wanted.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - In The Meadow, Avant Garden
Ink - Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Memento
Paper - Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Sponge daubers, masking with scraps of paper

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Star Blast

Here's a special birthday card for my wonderful husband. I love you more today than when we first said 'I Do'. Hope your day is spectacular and the next year of your life fabulous!
Love you Honey!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Blast
Ink - Memento
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Star Blast Edgelits, Die Brush

Adventure Blast

My nephew loves the Seahawks, so I thought I'd incorporate their colors into this card for him.

I used the 'Balloon Adventures' and 'Birthday Blast' stamp sets... along with the coordinating Star Blast Edgelits.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Birthday Blast, Balloon Adventure
Ink - Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim
Paper - Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Star Blast Edgelits, Die Brush

Dog Sympathy

I have made similar cards with this design of a dog's paw print. Since this was needed for two households, I wanted to make them a bit different. I used different ribbon and stamps on each.

Their furry friend will definitely be missed. May Dux be happily enjoying heaven with other furry friends!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Better Together, Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Accessories - Full Heart Punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Early Espresso Stitched Ribbon

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bright Balloons

I used the Balloon Adventures stamp set along with the Balloon Bouquet Punch to create this great masculine birthday card.

I was originally going to use White and Blue with another color (green maybe), but decided a monochromatic card would look stunning with all the different patterns going on -- and I was right! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Balloon Adventures
Ink - Pacific Point
Paper - Pacific Point, Whisper White, Brights DSP
Accessories - Balloon Bouquet Punch, dimensionals, White Baker's Twine

Graduate 2017

I fell in love with this layout... with the Big Title on the side and the verse going down the side. I've used it on Sympathy cards, so I wanted to try it with this graduation card too. It's perfect -- especially with the cap faintly showing in the background!

I created the sentiment piece with my digital software (My Memories Suite) and printed it on White cardstock and adhered it with dimensionals.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
My Memories digital software (fonts used - Regency and Bradley Hand ITC); Cap - Go Graduate Plus (Stampin' Up!)
Paper - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Houndstooth TIEF, Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, dimensionals

PopUp Birthday








What a cool card! I just recently started to play with the Balloon Adventures stamp set along with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. The cards Pop-Up was shown on a Stampin' Up! YouTube video. You start with a 5.25x8.25 piece of paper and scored down the center. Next Align the thinlit in the middle of that paper with the score line on the edge of the middle balloon. After you run it through the Big Shot... the the piece will be scored on each side to allow the piece to 'Pop-Up' when adhered to the base. Cool - huh?

Such a cool set. I'll look forward to seeing what I can come up with in the future too.

I added a die-cut "18" on the yellow balloon after I took these photos. My nephew turned 18 this year.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Balloon Adventures
Ink - Basic Black, Mint Macaron. Crushed Curry
Paper - Crushed Curry, It's My Party DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits

Better Reason

Such fun papers (Designer Series Paper)... here, I paired the 'Falling In Love' DSP with The Neutrals DSP (in this case Soft Suede)... makes a lovely monochromatic card.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Better Together, Special Reason
Ink - Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Paper - Soft Suede, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP, Falling In Love DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Stylish Stems Framelits, Die Brush, Precision Plate, glue dots

District Celebrations













Utilizing the new Urban District stamp set with this Father's Day card. I cannot take full credit.... as I used a card I found on Pinterest that was sort of similar to this card.
Here is the card I found inspiration from by 'Stamping with Liz Design':


Thanks Liz for your wonderful creation!
Now... as you can see.... I did NOT cut out the insides of my letters! No die-cut here.... just scissors, so I just did the outside.

Thanks for taking a peek!
And Happy Father's Day to all Fathers out there!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Urban District
Ink - Memento
Paper - Crumb Cake, Basic Black DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - scissors, dimensionals

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Balloon Birthday

Creating this birthday card was ever so easy with the Balloon Thinlits Dies. Although, I did use scissors to create the pink background for the middle balloon... everything else is die-cut!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Balloon Adventures
Ink - Smoky Slate
Paper - Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, scissors, Die Brush

Monday, June 12, 2017

Purple Floral

I am participating in the PurpleStride Cleveland 2017 walk in June to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The funds I raise will help raise awareness for this deadly disease, fund research to help provide a cure, and to give hope and help to those that are currently battling this disease.

As most of you know, I lost my Mom to this cancer in February 2014. Most patients are diagnosed well into the last stages of this disease - as was my Mom - so the prognosis was dismal. With research and support, we can provide hope for those that have been given this diagnosis and we can work to curing this deadly disease.

For those that have donated to my fundraising for this cause... I thought to incorporate Roses (which were my Mom's favorite flower) and the color purple (which is the color of the ribbon for awareness for Pancreatic Cancer).

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Floral Phrases
Ink - Elegant Eggplant
Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Die Brush, Precision Plate
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