Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Delightful Dozen

Another Birthday Card!
  • The card base is Very Vanilla CS layered with 5 3/8" x 4 1/4" Real Red CS Layered again with a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Modern Melody DSP.
  • I made two banners from two more pieces of Modern Melody DSP layering one on Basic Black CS and one on Real Red CS.
  • I made mini banners from Basic Black and Very Vanilla CS using the Bitty Banners Framelits.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Delightful Dozen in Real Red onto Very Vanilla CS I cut it out with the Circle Framelits. I cut the next larger Circle from Basic Black CS.
I like how this card turned out!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Rev Up the Fun!

  • The card base is Whisper White CS.
  • I ran a 4" x 3 1/4" Baked Brown Sugar CS through the Big Shot in the Houndstooth Embossing Folder I attached it to a 4" x 3" piece of Whisper White over lapping them so that the finished size was 4" x 5 1/4" Front for the card base.
  • I inked up the car from Rev Up the Fun with Real Red and the colored the wheels with the Black Marker. I used a Q-tip to remove the red from the hub caps and colored them Smoky Slate, I then stamped it on the White Panel. I inked up the phrase with Pacific Point and stamped it under the car.
  • I stamped the banner from Hearts a Flutter once in Real Red, twice in Pacific Point stamping the on Whisper White CS and cutting them with the Hearts a Flutter Framelit. I made narrow banner from Daffodil Delight CS. I stamped the tread mark twice on a strip of Whisper White and attached the banners to it.
  • I punched an opening in the Baked Brown Sugar CS then layer it over the card base and using Real Red Ink I stamped the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I the added Dimensional to the back of the Front and added it to the base.
I thought that the card turned out to be a fun Boy/Man Birthday card.

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Friday, August 16, 2013


Here is the second card I made with the Emboss Resist Technique.

  • The card is Whisper White CS I stamped the Swallowtail in Versamark on the front of the card and Heat Embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • I used a Sponge Dauber and Pistachio Ink to bring out the butterflies details.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White CS I stamped the sentiment from Blooming With Kindness and then ran it through the Bid Shot cutting it out with Chalk Talk Framelit(I trimmed the top and bottom off with the paper trimmer so that it was framed evenly).
  • I popped the sentiment up with Dimensionals then added a Old Olive Candy Dot above the sentiment.
Another fast and easy card!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blooming With Kindness

I had about an hour to stamp yesterday, I decided to do Emboss Resist.
  • On a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White CS I stamped the flower from Blooming with Kindness in Versamark and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. 
  • With Sponge Daubers I swirled Crisp Cantaloupe Ink over the flower and Pistachio Pudding over the stem.
  • I used markers in the matching colors to ink up the sentiment from that same set and stamped it in the upper corner.
  • I rounded the corners with the corner punch and then added Dimensionals to the back and popped it up on a Whisper White card base. 

It was fast and easy and the first time I have used those two In colors.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Llama Mini Blog Hop

Many of our Hop friends are busy this time around so we are have a Mini Hop. We are sharing items from the Holiday Catalog.

My first two cards are birthday card using items from both catalogs.
  • The card base is Very Vanilla.
  • I used the wood paneling from Truly Grateful stamp set found on page 19 of the Holiday Catalog to stamp the card base with Baked Brown Sugar.  I also stamped it on Baked Brown Sugar CS that I cut as a banner flag.
  • I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS as a banner flag.
  • I stamped the phrase from the Hostess set Express Yourself in Cherry Cobbler on a strip of Very Vanilla CS, then cut it as a banner flag.
  • I stacked the flags starting with the Cherry Cobbler flag, than added a piece of Natural Trim, than the Baked Brown Sugar flag, last the Very Vanilla flag.  I added the largest button from Naturals Designer Buttons with Linen Thread threaded through the holes. Adding it all to the card base,


  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of DSP from Season of Style DSP Stack found on page 22 of the Holiday Catalog.
  • I stamped the phrase from Bring On the Cake in Cherry Cobbler on a scrap of Whisper White and cut it out with the Circle Collection Framelits, I layered it onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS cut the next size larger and added it to the card front. 
  • I layered Season of Style Designer Washi tape on a scrap of Whisper White CS and punched 2 circles with the 3/4" Circle Punch. I covered a retired button with a second strip of tape from the same bundle. I threaded Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine through the button Holes. I added them overlapping on the sentiment,

  • The card base is Whisper White, I ran it through the Big Shot cutting an opening with the Labels Collection Framelits. I ran it through a second time in the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder. I added a piece of Seasons of Style DSP on the inside of of the front of the card.
  • On the piece of Whisper White CS cut out from the front of the card I stamped the phrase from Christmas Messages found on page 34 of the Holiday catalog. I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with a mixture of Cherry Cobbler EP mix with a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds to make it sparkle. I re-cut the piece with the next smaller Framelit. I then popped it up with Dimensionals on the DSP.
I hope you enjoy our small hop, the bloggers are:

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The rest of the swaps!!!

The first one is was not labeled :( I love how the envelope coordinates with the card.
Details as I see them:
Stamps: Love & Sympathy,
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar
ink: Baked Brown Sugar
Misc: Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder

The next one is from Carolyn Steurer,
Details as I see them:
Stamps: Express Yourself
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizza, Quadrafancy Specialty DSP, Subtles DSP Stack
Ink: Soft Suede
Misc: Hearts Collection Framelits, Designer Vintage Faceted Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals and Glue Dots

A matching Memo Book and Pen from Kathe D(her card swap can be seen here)
Detail as I see them:
Stamps: Mosaic Madness
Paper: Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush
Misc: Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Pool Party Ribbon, Mosaic Punch

A Gift from Christine (her card can be seen in this post)
Details as I see them:
Stamps: Feel Goods
Paper: Gingham Garden DSP, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Misc: Daffodil Delight Ribbons, Simply Pressed Clay and Molds, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Labels Collection Framelits, Tag a Bag Gift Bags

I hope you enjoyed seeing the swaps I received while visiting my friends.