Apr 22 2014

So Very Grateful… so very simple

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So Very Grateful Card in Bermuda Bay

 

With Easter over, my thoughts are turning towards creating cards for Mother’s Day. Although I ended up making this a thank you card (because I needed a thank you card first), I think this would be a an easy and simple card for my mom with a quick change of greeting.

I love monochromatic cards and the Bermuda Bay color on this card did not let me down. I used 1/8" taffeta ribbon in the same color for more embellishment in the corner.


After stamping the flowers from So Very Grateful onto the card stock and heat embossing with white powder, I adhered a second layer on top. The top layer was embossed with the Arrow embossing folder and punched with the 2-1/2" circle punch so the image could show through.

A really simple card idea that is sure to impress – try it today!

 

 

  

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Apr 21 2014

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Apr 03 2014

A Golden Swallowtail

  

I wanted an image for this card that would fill up most of the space so I thought of Swallowtail. I love this big, beautiful butterfly because it adds an elegant simplicity to any card.

For this card, I stamped the butterfly in VersaMark ink and heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder. I decided to pair the gold with Midnight Muse. I absolutely love this rich dark blue. As it is one of the 2012-2014 In Colors, it will be retiring soon. Make sure you have added the ink to your collection along with the ink refill and extra card stock.

 

I also embossed the Vintage Faceted Designer Button. I pressed the button into my Versamark inkpad and then dipped it into the gold embossing powder. Next, holding the button with the Paper-Piercing Tool, I used the heat tool to melt the powder. This will still hot for a bit after you finish so be careful not to touch it.

Don’t have a Paper-Piercing Tool? Get one! I use mine so often. But for this project you could also use a toothpick, paperclip or something similar.

 

To finished the card I layered the stamped image onto Brushed Gold card stock and added gold Baker’s Twine to the center of the button to carry over the gold theme. I also added more Midnight Muse in the form of the stamped greeting and the fishtail banner. 

 

 

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 Swallowtail 131943Swallowtail 129216Gold Embossing Powder

Gold Baker's TwineVintage Faceted Designer ButtonsMidnight Muse Cardstock

 

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Mar 01 2014

Faux Metal Sheet Card

   Faux Metal Sheet Card with Decorative Dots and Peaceful Petals Greeting

 

This card uses the Faux Metal Sheet technique to create a background on a gold foil sheet. It is super simple to jazz up your cards.  This technique will be featured in my newsletter this week with additional card samples so be sure to sign up below if you haven’t already.


The colors on this card are Pool Party, Island Indigo and Strawberry Slush in addition to the gold and white card.

I created a long banner with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520, a Sale-A-Bration freebie!) on the Island Indigo card stock and added a Strawberry Slush butterfly made with the Beautiful Butterfly Bigz die for the Big Shot die-cutting machine.

I added the "thinking of you" greeting from the Peaceful Petals stamp set (wood 133104, clear 133107) and embellished with more gold themed accessories – Baker’s Twine and a Mini Metallic Clothespin. Isn’t the clothespin adorable? 

 

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Feb 03 2014

Step It Up! Hexagon Hive with Petite Petals

Hexagon Petite Petals Card

 

I was making a card with the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die and wanted to start with a simple card so I made this one above. I cut the die out of Baked Brown Sugar card stock and layered with dimensionals onto another piece of Baked Brown Sugar before adhering to a Tangerine Tango card.

 

Various flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set were stamped onto Tangerine Tango and Coastal Cabana card stocks with Baked Brown Sugar ink and punched out with the Petite Petals punch. Save 15% by purchasing the stamp set and punch as a bundle.

The greeting is from the Happy Watercolor stamp set and was also stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink onto a banner shaped piece of Whisper White card stock. Small pearls were placed in the middle of each flower to finish the card.


Tip: Place a piece of wax paper between the card stock and the die before cutting out with the Big Shot. You will be so glad you did! Getting the Hexagon Hive cut piece out  of the thinlit will be easy peasy.

 

Hexagon Hive Petite Petals Card Stepped Up

 

After making the first card and getting to know how the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die works, I decided to make a second card and step it up a bit. 


Many of the products I used were the same but I layered the "Thank You" greeting from Four You (Wood 130535, Clear 130538) and added Calypso Coral as an accent to the Tangerine Tango.

I saved some of the Calypso Coral and Tangerine Tango pieces that get cut out of the die and adhered them to the card. The Petite Petals punched flowers were from Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper centered with an Itty Bitty Shapes punched center and than a medium pearl.

 

I think the second stepped up card is my favorite. Which card is yours?

 

 

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Hexagone Hive Thinlets Die

 Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die

#132965

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Petite Petals Bundle

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Petite Petal Stamp Set and Punch Bundle

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Feb 01 2014

Simple Saturday with Retro Fresh Washi Tape

Retro Fresh Washi Tape Card

 

Washi Tape is a great way to make quick cards with little effort. Here I used the Retro Fresh Washi Tape to add color and style to this card. 

The card itself is Baked Brown Sugar card stock with a middle layer of Tangerine Tango card stock. The top layer is Whisper White embossed about a third of the way up from the bottom with the Decorative Dots embossing folder (FREE duing sale-a-bration with a $60 order).

The colors included in the Retro Fresh Washi Tape are Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron and Coastal Cabana so I stuck with the same colors for my card.

The Pansy Punch was punched twice in Tangerine Tango and layered with a stamped and punched Petite Petals Bundle (Wood 134821 $30.50, Clear 130822 $26.25 for both the stamp set and punch)

A small rhinestone was added to the center of the flower and a greeting from Four You (Wood 130535, Clear 130538) was added to complete the card. 

 

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Jan 31 2014

You’re Lovely Card in Crisp Cantaloupe – Free During Sale-A-Bration!

You're Lovely Stamp Set Card in Crisp Cantaloupe

 

I like this card. I really like it!

Today was a good stamping day. I grabbed a stamp set – You’re Lovely. I choose some paper – Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper as well as Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.  I picked a few matching accessories – Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack, Deco Labels Collection Framelits and Pearl Basic Jewels. And I sat down to stamp. 

 

Some days I stamp and all I create are what I call blooper cards. Cards that I won’t share here. Some days I know exactly what I want to make and it works out just right. Some days are like today. I grabbed a few products that I knew would work together but I hand no idea what I wanted to make. And then step by step created a card that I am proud of. A very good stamping day.

 

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Close Up of You're Lovely Card

 

Here is a closer view of just the label piece from this card. I cut out the flowers from a second image and attached them with a dimensional. I added a pearl to the center of each flower. The bow was tied with the Crisp Cantaloupe Baker’s Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack.

 

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You're Lovely Stamp Set

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Jan 30 2014

Spiral Flower Die – The Easiest Flowers Ever!

Spiral Flower Die Card

 

I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to make flowers when the Spiral Flower Original Die ($21.95) does all the work.

 

To get the flower started, I wrapped the narrow end around a chopstick and then spiraled the flower around removing the chopstick at about the half way. Next, I adhered it together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Almost any adhesive will work including a glue gun, glue dots and glue sticks. Once the adhesive was applied, I left the flowers to dry for a awhile with a punch sitting on top of them so they could dry without opening up. These were so charming to make that I can just see myself sitting in front of the TV making lots of flowers so they can be all ready for my next project.  Watch the video below to see just how simple these flower are.

 

To assemble this card, I adhered two layers of Whisper White card stock to the Midnight Muse card after embossing the top layer with the Scallops Embossing Folder. The tag was punched out with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and embellished with Whisper White 5/8" Organza and Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbons.

The greeting is from the Yippee Skippee stamp set (Wood 131341 $22.95, Clear 131344 $17.95) and was stamped in Midnight Muse ink.

This is a card that you probably won’t mail but if you are hand delivering a card or creating other projects, making flowers just doesn’t get any simpler than with the Spiral Flower Originals Die

 

Spiral Flower Die Samples

The flower on the left was wrapped tightly, the one in the middle I left looser so it looks more open. My favorite flower though is the one on the right. I used two layers of cardstock, Midnight Muse and Marina Mist. I cut both card stocks out at the same time and made my flower as usual. To finish the flower, I glued the bases down one at a time. 

 

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 Spiral Flower Originals Die Bookmark

 I also made a bookmark with the Spiral Flower Originals Die. I again used two  layers of card stock – Real Red and Melon Mambo and attached Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon for the stem. The center of the flower is an Antique Brad.

 

 

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Jan 29 2014

Simple Stems Collage Card

 

I have so many cards I want to make with this stamp set, Simple Stems, that I don’t even put it away anymore. It has gained a permanent spot on my stamping table and that is where it’s gonna stay. 


I love all of these images individually but together – wow! Collage stamping has always been a favorite technique of mine and this set lends itself so well with the bold images. When making your collage of images, I recommend that you always stamp the largest image first. I usually start with three impressions of each stamp working my way down in size and then go back and fill in any white spaces with one of the smaller images if needed.

 

The other thing I appreciated about this card is that it only uses Whisper White card stock so it is an economical card to make. I cut the smaller piece to 3-1/2" x 4-1/2", stamped it and then cut it into 1-1/2" strips before adhering to the card. The inks are the 2013-2015 In Colors. Buy the card stock and ink pad bundle and the possibilities are endless! The

 

 

 

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Simple Stems Stamp Set

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Wood #133098 $29.95
 

 

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Jan 28 2014

Time to Sale-A-Brate with Free Products

 Petal Parade and Sweet Sorbet Card for Sale A Bration 2014

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Can you spot the Sale-A-Bration items I used on this card?

• Petal Parade Stamp Set (wood 133599, clear 133602)

• Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (133521)

• Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (133522)

• See Ya Later Stamp Set (wood 133533, clear 133536)

 

I selected one of the patterned papers from the Sweet Sorbet designer series paper and then kept to the same colors – Pool Party and Basic Black. I stamped the half flower image from the Petal Parade stamp set twice – once up and once down – about a half inch apart and embossed the images with Pool Party embossing powder.

The "Happy" greeting is from the See Ya Later stamp set. I used a Basic Black marker to color only the word I needed omitting the rest of the image. I mounted the Whisper White card stock onto Basic Black and then added Pool Party Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack as an accent.

 

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Inside Card with the See Ya Later Stamp Set

 

 Inside the card I stamped another of the greetings from the See Ya Later stamp set (wood 133533, clear 433536). I colored the stamp with Basic Black and Pool Party markers to make the cake stand out.

 

 

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Jan 27 2014

Happy Watercolor with Gold Accents

Happy Watercolor in Gold and Strawberry Slush

 

I am so loving all of the metallic accents – both silver and gold – from the new "Celebrate the Everyday" Occasions mini catalogue. Metallics are a hot trend right now in fashion, home design and more so it only makes sense to incorporate it into our rubber stamping.

I decided to do a little bit of a do-over on my over the top gold card from last week. I kept all of the gold products shown below but changed this card up to include some Strawberry Slush card stock in addition to all of the gold themed items. And I think I like this card better. 

The Strawberry Slush softens the card and makes the gold actually stand out more since it has a background to show off against.

What about you? Have a favorite? Please leave me a comment.

 

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Silver 133365 $13.50       132976 $3.95                  132178 $5.95

 

Gold Sequin Trim

Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan 26 2014

Peaceful Petals Gatefold Card & Video

Peaceful Petals Gatefold Card

 

I love the the simplicity of this Gatefold Card made with the Peaceful Petals stamp set. It needs just two easy score lines and you are done.

Instead of opening at the side, this card opens right down the middle. Scroll down to watch the video and see all the details. 

 

The colors on this card are Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White. The 2013-2015 In Colors may just be my favorite set of In Colors ever! If you haven’t already ordered these colors, I highly recommend them.

Since I designed this card for a recent Dreaming About Rubber Stamps Team meeting and needed 45 of them prepped, I kept the embellishments easy. A small piece of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper and Whisper White Baker’s Twine tied in a bow. The Baker’s Twine has 25 yard for $3.95 so it is a real bargain and a goes a long way.

 

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Peaceful Petals Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

 Peaceful Petals Stamp Set

Set of 7

Clear #133107 $25.95

Wood #133104 $35.95

 

Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper

Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper

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#132993 $13.50

 

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