Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Crafting Forever

Today, I am sharing a card I made "just for the fun " using the Crafting Forever stamp set along with various other goodies that were on my stamping table. Note: You would not want to see what my table looks like....yikes!

This stamp set was one of the sets demonstrators could order before the release of the 2017-2018 annual catalog.  I love the images in this stamp set. It's perfect for a person who plans to craft forever! :)

Card Supplies:
Crafting Forever, Timeless Texture and Swirly Bird stamp sets; Thick Whisper White, Whisper White and Berry Burst cardstock; Color Theory DSP, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Dapper Denim inks; Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Aqua Painter, Basic Pack 1, 2 and 3 Washi Tape, Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon, Enamel Dots, Clear Wink of Stella and Dimensionals.

I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the brush tips and it looks pretty cool in person. :)  I loved to water color with the paint by number kits when I was little, and this card just makes me smile.

I'm having a Make and Take Class in August, and if you live in the St. Cloud, MN area, you are welcome to attend.  Details are HERE.  Space is limited, so please RSVP early!

Happy stamping!
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Simple and Stepped Up Sympathy cards

Hello, crafty friends. I am always in need of sympathy cards, so today I am sharing two cards I made showing you a simple version and a stepped up version.  Sometimes we just don't have hours to create a card, right??

Here's the simple version:

To make it simple, I started by stamping the large flower image from Rose Wonder stamp set onto a 3" X 4" card from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack and then layered it onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Add a little more stamping of the flower and adding the splatter image from Timeless Textures stamp set to the card base completes the stamping. Add texture and dimension by adding a piece of washi tape, a black bee from the Detailed Dragonfly Dreams  and some Pearl Jewels- and its done!

Here's the stepped up version:

I stamped the bee in Basic Black ink onto Crushed Curry cardstock and then die cut it out. I used Berry Burst cardstock to die cut the large flower and separated the flower from the leaves by snipping them apart with scissors. To keep the leave pieces together, I carefully added adhesive to the back and then placed a piece of scrap paper over the adhesive.  This gives the leaves some dimension without using a Dimensional.  I love the paint/splatter effect of the Color Theory Memories and More Cards.  It gives it depth and with this particular card - softness.

Card Supplies:
Rose Wonder, Timeless Textures, and Dragonfly Dreams stamp sets. Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White and Crushed Curry cardstock. Basic Black and White Craft ink. Memories & More Card Pack, Black Washi Tape, Pearl Jewels and Dimensionals.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Stamps! Challenge #157

Hello, and happy Sunday! Today, starts a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!  We are working with patriotic colors this week.  Check out this weeks challenge:

The Birthday Memories Bundle is new to me, and I couldn't resist using it for this weeks challenge. I just love the image of the little girl and the fact that most of the images in the Birthday Delivery stamp set have matching framelits.  

Card supplies:
Birthday Delivery Bundle (145294), Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288), Decorative Ribbon Border punch (143716), Black Baker's Twine (141682), Pearl Jewels (144219), White Craft pad (145406), Basic Black ink (140931), Real Red ink (126949), Smoky Slate ink (131179), Marina Mist ink (126962), Blushing Bride ink (131172), Soft Suede ink (126978), Black Watercolor pencil (141709), Aqua Painter (103954), Thick Whisper White cardstock (140272), Night of Navy cardstock (100867), Marina Mist cardstock (119682), Whisper White cardstock (100730) and Dimensionals (104430).

To create the chalkboard looking background, I dragged my White Craft pad across the raised side of the Brick Wall Embossing Folder before running the cardstock through my Big Shot.  As a side note: I used the NEW mini Stampin' UP! Dimensionals under her birthday hat for perfect placement.  I am so happy that I don't have to cut my Dimensionals in half anymore!

For the sentiment: I covered part of the "Lets Celebrate Your Day" image with a sticky note before stamping it onto the Whisper White cardstock. I love to do this as opposed to cutting my stamps apart.

Now its time to head over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and see what the other design team members have created with these patriotic colors.   We would love to see you play along with us! Entries must be submitted by  Friday, July 28, 2017.  Happy stamping!

It's my birthday month and I am offering two FREE items with a qualifying order!  Details are HERE!