Thursday, May 5, 2022
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Happy Easter! Today I am sharing a card I made using the chicks from the Easter Friends set. The first card is my own design, but it was inspired by the 2nd card which was CASED.
The sentiment was cut out using the Stitched Rectangle dies and the clouds were stamped and die cut with the Tulip Fields bundle.
Colors used are Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green. The clouds were stamped with Balmy Blue. The purple strip on the bottom card is actually Highland Heather. It was going to be Gorgeous Grape to match the stamping, but I grabbed the wrong color. Since I still like it, I didn't take the card apart to fix it.
I hope you have enjoyed these cards today and I hope you have a very Happy Easter.
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Today I am sharing an Easter card I made and also a variation of that card. We made this first card at my last stamp club. I stamped the bunny from Easter Friends on a Whisper White layer first. Then, before coloring the background, I masked the bunny so that he stayed white while the Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green were applied with Blending Brushes. I left the mask on while I stamped the flowers from Painted Poppies. After removing the mask, I colored the flowers with Stampin' Write Markers, stamped the Happy Easter, and assembled the layers.
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop! We are so glad you are here! You may have just came from Tracie Evans Langley's blog. Wasn't it clever how she used the tissue paper? We used the Challenge Dice to determine this month's theme. This is what we came up with: Theme: Friendship, Style: Clean & Simple - no more than 2 layers, Color Scheme: In Colors, Techniques: Sponging, and Accent/Embellishment: Ribbon or Twine. As I'm typing this, I realize I failed the challenge. I tried to do the challenge from memory and forgot the sponging. Unfortunately, it's too late for me to change now, so I've got to go with what I've got. The funny thing is, I do a lot of sponging, so I can't believe that's what I forgot.
Sunday, January 2, 2022
Don't miss your chance to get this versatile Peaceful Deer bundle before it's gone! Not only did I make some great Christmas cards with it, I also made this masculine birthday card. Win-Win since I love to use my Christmas bundles for more than Christmas and I sometimes struggle with masculine cards.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
I know Christmas is over, but I wanted to share this idea using the Tidings and Trimmings Bundle.
You could use a different word under the wreath and use this card throughout the winter.
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Here's a card we made in my recent Stamp-a-Stack. It's made with the Tidings and Trims Bundle.
It's a little hard to see, but I stamped leaves on the 3.75" x 5" layer of Evening Evergreen with Evening Evergreen ink before adhering it to the card base. This just gives a little more visual interest to the card and adds some depth. The star is made up of two die cuts. The Cherry Cobbler star is flat, but the Basic Vanilla is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Bundle: Tidings and Trim
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, and Basic Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Evening Evergreen
Monday, November 15, 2021
I had a lot of fun making this card. I especially love how the brick wall turned out. The brick background was made by running a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock in the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. Then I used my sponge dauber to rub Cajun Craze ink over the embossed piece. The key is to rub the ink on gently so that it colors the raised bricks and leaves the non-raised parts Sahara Sand color so that it looks like mortar between the bricks. I also did it so that the color wasn't solid, just like real bricks.
The leaves and the pumpkin were die cut with the Giving Gifts dies and the Thankful stamp is from the Time of Giving stamp set. These are available together in a bundle. The leaves were sponged with various colors using my sponge daubers. I used Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry ink. When cutting the scene dies from Giving Gifts, an outline is left around the die so you have to make sure your piece of cardstock is sized to leave the size border you want around it. In this case, I used a die from the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut a Pumpkin Pie rectangle and then ran the rectnagle through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine again with the pumpkin die centered on it. Thankful is stamped on the same size rectangle. The Cajun Craze border underneath was cut to size using my Paper Trimmer. I chose not to use a Stitched Rectangle die for the Cajun Craze layer because the next size rectangle was bigger than I was looking for. The card base is Basic Vanilla. Both of the rectangles are popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals. All of the leaves are flat, except the one on the far left is popped up with just a partial small dimensional at the stem end and then flat on the other end.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I you enjoyed the card and the directions on how to get your Brick & Mortar embossing to look like real bricks with the mortar showing in between.
Monday, November 8, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Hi Stampers! Today I have a trifold card made with the Dragonfly Garden stamp set. I also used the Dragonflies Punch. These two items are available as a bundle.
After stamping the flowers in Garden Green, I colored them with Garden Green and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write markers. Then I stamped and punched the dragonflies with Memento Black ink on Calypso Coral cardstock. They were popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The Basic Rhinestones add a little sparkle.
1. Score 12" x 5.5" piece of Garden Green cardstock at 4" and 8".
2. Using your score lines as a guide, fold the right panel in, lining it up just inside the 4" score line. Then fold the left panel over to the edge of the card. Use your bone folder to get crisp folds. This will give you a 4" x 5.5" card.
3. Complete the 4 Garden Green panels next. Stamp the flowers in Garden Green and then adhere punched out dragonflies as shown in the pictures. I recommend not popping any of these up as it will make the card not close as nicely.
4. Adhere a 3.75" x 5.25" layer of Daffodil Delight cardstock on the front panel of the card.
4. Stamp flowers on 3.5" x 5" piece of Basic White cardstock. If I make this card again, I'll move the stamp on the right down a little bit so the top flower isn't as covered by the dragonfly. Add punched dragonflies with Stampin' Dimensionals and then add Basic Rhinestones. Adhere this layer on top of the Daffodil Delight layer.
5. For the inside center panel, stamp a 3.75" x 5.25" piece of Basic White cardstock as shown in the picture above. If you decide to change it up a bit, remember that this is where you will write your message, so be sure to leave room for that. Adhere with Stampin' Seal.
I hope you'll give this card a try. It's a fun way to give a little extra something to a card without having to master a bunch of cuts and folds. Plus, it gives more room to stamp! If you have any questions about the directions or anything else stamping related, leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Today I have a shaker card to share with you, but it's not the usual type you might be used to. This one uses one of our clear envelopes to create the area for the sequins. I also used the Whale Done bundle, Whale of a Time DSP, and some ribbon.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Here's another card featuring Friends Are Like Seashells.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
The Seaside Seashells die set has one large die and several smaller ones. This card was made with the large die from that set and the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set. These two items are available individually or as a bundle. When you buy a bundle, you get a 10% discount versus buying the products individually.
I hope you enjoyed today's card. I'll have another card made with this bundle on tomorrow's post.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Recently I was part of an online Open House where a half dozen demonstrators got together and showed off different products. I highlighted the the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle and Seashells Embossing Folder. My goal was to show how the items can be used separately and together. Over the next several posts I'll share those projects here.
Shell Colors: Petal Pink, So Saffron, Pool Party, and Balmy Blue. Dot Color: Mint Macaron. Cardstock: Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Basic White.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Be sure to check back for other projects made with this great set and coordinating items.