June 30, 2015

Two for Tuesday Take Three!

Hi Stampers, so glad you stopped by today. I have two really neat cards to show you for my "Two for Tuesday". If you missed my previous "Two for Tuesday's" posts, you can view them HERE. So let's move on to my two cards:
 

Both cards have the same two layers of cardstock and use the "Vintage Leaves" stamp set. Let's take a peek at Card #1 which is the "Clean & Simple" card:


Steps to creating this card:
  • Card Base: Whisper White Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 3" x 3-1/4". Stamp the leaves using Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey and Chocolate Chip Inks. Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment from "A Dozen Thoughts" using Chocolate Chip Ink. Glue to card base 1" from the top using Stampin' Dimensionals
And now the Stepped-Up version of Card #2:


It's amazing how you can change a card by just adding a few elements. Let's see what we added to make this a Stepped-Up card:
  • Card Base: Whisper White Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold.
  • Ribbon: Cut a piece of White Jute Ribbon measuring 4" long. Cut the ends into a "V". Glue the ribbon to the card base about 1-1/2" from the top with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 3" x 3-1/4". Stamp the large leaf using Pear Pizzazz. Stamp the three other leaves on a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock using  Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey and Chocolate Chip Inks. Cut out all three leaves using the Leaflets Framelits Dies. Glue two leaves over the Pear Pizzazz leaf. Glue the small leaf using Stampin' Dimensionals. Add a small bow tied with Linen Thread and glued in place using Glue Dots. Add 3 Rhinestone Jewels in the background. Glue center over the ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment from "A Dozen Thoughts" using Chocolate Chip Ink below Layer #2.
 
And here is a listing of everything that I used for both cards:
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June 29, 2015

Merry Monday #165!

We have a fabulous challenge by our hostess Sue this week at Merry Monday. If you join us (I hope you do), all you need to do is add a candle to your Christmas card:
 
 
I opted to use a tiny bit of punch art today for my card. The candles were all created by using left-over pieces of designer paper. I'm sure you all have some of that right?


I used the Bird Punch for the flames using Gold Glimmer Paper and I used the Bird Punch for the branches layered with the flower from the Petite Petals Punch:


You can really see how sparkly the Gold Glimmer Paper is in the photo below:

 
I'm so anxious to see what my teammates have created so make sure you join me in visiting them at Merry Monday!
 
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!
 
Supplies:
Designer Paper: Retired





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June 28, 2015

Grab Bag of Homemade Cards!

HELP! I have an overabundance of cards!


 I have two grab bags available for purchase.

5 Assorted non-Christmas and
5 Assorted Christmas
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Assorted non-Christmas Cards Grab Bags
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And the PayPal Button for the Assorted Christmas Cards:


Assorted Christmas Cards Grab Bags

All cards include envelopes & shipping in the pricing. Once all cards have been sold, I will remove the  PayPal buttons! Please allow 48 hours for shipping. I will ship to your PayPal address. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please email me. 

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Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!


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Retiform Technique & Video!

Have you ever heard or tried the technique called "Retiform"? If not, you are going to learn how today with my new video. This is what the cards look like that I completed using this technique:


I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set and added the sentiment from Trust God and the border stamp image from Butterfly Basics. Isn't this a neat look?



This is the card that I create on the video. I ended up getting a little bit of ink at the bottom so I added an additional border to cover it up because as you know.....there's almost always a way to cover up boo-boos!



You can watch the video below or click on this link to direct you to YouTube:

RETIFORM TECHNIQUE VIDEO




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June 27, 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop!

Welcome to another great Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary! We are featuring another great card fold today called the "Shadow Box Card"!
 
 
Did you arrive here from Nicole Tugrul's blog with her amazing project? You may be starting the hop with me but either way, I'll send you to the next stop at the bottom of my post. So here's my card for today's hop:
 

This is the neatest card fold isn't it? I created a sweet scenery using the "Sprinkles of Life" stamp set. Take a closer look at how this card works:


By scoring and joining the two cardstock pieces together on each end, you can slide it into an envelope flat for mailing. How neat! I bet you'll want to know how to make one of these right? Keep reading!

 
 Project Steps:
  • Cut a piece of Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip Cardstocks measuring 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". Score on the 5-1/2" side at 1/2", 1", 4-1/2" and 5" for both pieces. 
  • For the Chocolate Chip Cardstock piece, cut a hole in the center with the Circle Framelits Dies. I used the circle that measures 2-3/4" wide. Emboss with the Boho Chic Embossing Folder. Set aside.
  • For the Soft Sky Cardstock piece, stamp a row of the flowers and stems images using Cucumber Crush and melon Mambo Inks. I stamped about 1" from the bottom and all the way across. 
  • Using the stamp set and the coordinating Tree Builder Punch, stamp two clouds using Soft Sky Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Cut out and glue to the Soft Sky layer. Stamp the tree using Early Espresso Ink on Chocolate Chip Cardstock and cut out with the punch. Glue to the Soft Sky layer in the center. Stamp the tree leaves using Cucumber Crush Ink on Cucumber Crush Cardstock and cut out with the punch. Glue in place on the tree with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Cut a ring using Cucumber Crush Cardstock and the Circles Framelits Dies. I used the 2-3/4" and the 3-1/4" circles. Glue the ring to the Chocolate Chip layer. 
  • Cut two pieces of Cherry On Top Designer Paper measuring 1/2" x 4-1/4". Glue to both ends of the Chocolate Chip layer.
  • Stamp the sentiment on a Whisper White Cardstock layer measuring 1/2" x 4". Snip the ends into a "V" and glue to the front of the Chocolate Chip layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Add Tear & Tape Adhesive to the ends of the Soft Sky layer and glue the Chocolate Chip layer on top. Now you should be able to fold flat or fold into the shadow box card fold.
Now you are off to see what Deb Currier created this week and I know you will be pleasantly surprised with her project! I can't wait to see it along with everyone else's so make sure you visit the whole hop!
 
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June 26, 2015

Gift Bag Punch Board Box & Cards Tutorial!

I have a new tutorial available for purchase today. The tutorial is for a "Donut Themed" ensemble that you see in the photo below:
 

The tutorial includes step-by-step photo and text directions and you will need the Gift Bag Punch Board to create the box and a pattern for the shape you see on the card front. If you purchase through my Online Store for $25 or more, I will automatically send you the tutorial for FREE so don't purchase the tutorial if you plan on doing that. The link to my Online Store is at the end of my post.

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You can use the PayPal Button below to purchase my tutorial. I will send it to you via email within 24 hours of your purchase:


Gift Bag Punch Board Box & Cards Tutorial
 
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!
 
 

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June 25, 2015

Class at the Library for June!

It's that time of the month to hold my Beginner's Card Class at our local Library today and these are the two cards the girls will be creating today:


The first one uses the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set to create the 3 hexagons. They are all cut using the Hexagon Punch. I added little flowers in the center cut with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack:


Supplies:

Retired: Washi Tape
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This is card #2:


This card features layers and layers of stamping to create a collage effect. The background is inked first using crinkled up saran wrap. You crinkle it up, ink it and then pounce on the cardstock with it:

 
Card Supplies:

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If you are local and would like to attend my Beginner's Class, you can sign up monthly right at the Library. I would love to have you join us! Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

 

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June 24, 2015

Tag You're It Challenge #24!

If you know me well, you know that I LOVE to create punch art and that's what you will be seeing today. I am joining the "Tag You're It" challenge and this is the inspiration tag for this week:

I used several of the inspiration factors for my tag this week. I used the colors, the "hello" and the little puppy. What do you think of this tag?
 

I used the Ornate Tag Topper Punch for the shape at the very top of my tag. My tag is actually two layers of tags glued together with Stampin' Dimensionals. Gotta love that puppy!


 For the punches and framelits I used:
  • Sweetheart Punch (face)
  • Bird Punch (ears)
  • 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch (freckles & pupils)
  • 1/4" Circle Punch (eyes)
  • Chalk Talk Framelits Dies (tongue & nose)
Here are all of the supplies I used:
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Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!
 
 


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June 23, 2015

Two For Tuesday, Take Two!

It's time for "Two For Tuesday"! If you missed my debut last week, click here to view the post: Two For Tuesday, Take One. This week I'm going to show you how to step up a cute baby card:


Can you spot the additional products and layers I used on Card #2? You will need the following for both cards:
  • Card Base: Tip Top Taupe Cardstock measuring 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Sweet Lil Things Designer Paper measuring 1" x 4-1/4".
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock cut with the Deco Labels Framelit Dies.
  • White Baker's Twine tied around the card twice and tied into a bow.

Let's begin by creating Card #1:
  • Glue the Designer Paper at the very bottom of the card base.
  • Add the twine tied around the card twice and tied into a bow.
  • Stamp the onsie and the sentiment to the deco label shape using Tip Top Taupe and Pool Party Inks. Glue to card base.
  • Card Complete!

Now we are going to get fancy and add even more to Card #2:


Card #2:
  • Glue the Designer Paper at the very bottom of the card base.
  • Using VersaMark Ink, ink the Brushstrokes stamp and place above the designer paper to stamp in place. Sprinkle with Heat & Stick Powder and heat set with your heat tool. Quickly sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds and heat set again. 
  • Add the twine tied around the card twice and tied into a bow.
  • Stamp the onsie onto the deco label shape using Pool Party Ink. Add the little stars to the onsie using Tip Top Taupe Ink. I used a Post-It note to protect the white space. Glue to card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the sentiment on a thin piece of Whisper White Cardstock and flag the ends with your scissors. Glue in place below the onsie using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Card Complete!

WOW! What a difference a few more products makes to a card. I love the sparkle and shimmer of the Dazzling Diamonds, don't you? Here is a listing of supplies for both cards:

Card #1 Supplies:
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Card #2 Supplies:
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Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!
 
 

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June 22, 2015

Merry Monday #164!

We have such a fun challenge for you this week at Merry Monday. Nina asked that we create a card with a "funky hat" on it. How fun is that?

 
I had to get a little creative as I have absolutely no stamp images with hats. I used the Banners Framelits Dies to cut a banner shape with a fold and added elements to create my snowman with a hat card:


The card base is Whisper White Cardstock measuring 10" x 3". I folded in the center at 5" and folded. I placed my Banner Die on top of the cardstock and made sure the fold was inside the framelit so it would stay intact. Once I cut the banner shape, I added Basic Black layers for the hat that were embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder and blinged up with Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim:


For the face I used the 1/2" Circle Punch for the eyes and a 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch for the mouth. The cheeks were sponged with Pink Pirouette Ink using a Sponge Dauber. I added a nose that I hand-cut into a long triangular shape and finished off my eyes by adding squiggly lines with a White Signo Gel Pen:

 
I would love it if you joined us this week by adding your own creation to our gallery featuring "Funky Hats" and make sure you visit my wonderful teammates to see what they created for you this week!
 
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!
 


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