Friday, November 15, 2019

Quint-Essential Hello There

An elegant yet simple hello card. Black and white turns everything into a formal, classical, elegance. Don't you think?




Stamps:
   Quint-Essential Flower
   Hello There

Paper:
   Basic Black 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
   Whisper White 5 1/4 x 8 (Fold in half 4")
   Whisper White scraps (Flower)

Ink:
   Basic Black StazOn
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   (Choose your favorite black ink)

Technique:
   Punching

Accessories:
   Scallop Punches: 2 3/8, 1 3/4, 7/8
   2 1/2" Circle Punch
   Rhinestone
   Dimensionals

I used the 2 1/2" Circle Punch on the Whisper White card front. This is the window for your flower.

I used dimensionals between the 1 3/4 and the 2 3/8 scallops.

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Thank you so much for stopping by here and taking a peek. I appreciate your time and feedback. 

HAPPY STAMPING!



Thursday, November 14, 2019

Project Life: Beginnings

How far back is your family history documented with pictures? 

My brother is the genealogist in our family. We are very fortunate to share in his findings. 

I started using Project Life and found that it really makes scrapbooking easy. I am no longer overwhelmed with a blank 12 x 12 canvas, unless I choose it.

Project Life is more of a photo album system. There are different size pockets and designs on the page for you to fill. I used scraps of designer series paper to mat pictures and cards on this page. 

Another advantage of using Project Life is that you can change out any of the pockets at any time. You are no longer restricted to keeping a 12 x 12 layout for eternity. What do you think?






Stamps:
   None

Paper:
   Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection and Accessories

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento
   Journaling Pens

Technique:
   Scrapbooking

Accessories:
   Adhesives, Glue Dots, Paper Trimmer

This particular page has 3 sections. The 2 outer sections are 4 x 6 vertical slots. The center section consists of 3 x 4 horizontal slots. Each one of these slots can be moved to another page or rearranged on this page. 

You are not restricted to Project Life products. You can choose to use anything you want. 

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Thanks for stopping and taking a peek.

HAPPY STAMPING!



Wednesday, November 13, 2019

You've Got This, Kinda

This is a one-layered, clean and simple card aimed at bringing positive, hopeful feelings to the recipient. I hope you like it.



Stamps:
   You've Got This
   Kinda Eclectic

Paper:
   Watermelon Wonder A-2
   Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4

Ink and Markers:
   Mint Macaron
   Daffodil Delight
   Delightful Dijon
   Watermelon Wonder
   Tip Top Taupe
   Cucumber Crush

Technique:
   Stamp-Off

Accessories:
   Basic Pearl Jewels, Adhesive

The background was stamped using Mint Macaron. I stamped off once before applying the stamp on my Whisper White panel.

I used markers to color directly onto my flower stamp. I then moistened the ink with my breath. Then stamped the flower on my Mint Macaron background.

I used Daffodil Delight to stamp my sun and rays. The rays were stamped 3 times in different directions each time.

The small butterfly is stamped using Delightful Dijon. I stamped it once full strength then stamped it off twice on the card. Pearls were added to the darkest butterfly.

The dots on the ground were stamped using Tip Top Taupe.

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HAPPY STAMPING!


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Get Well Wreath

Drive by any neighborhood and you are bound to notice a wreath displaying the current season, holiday or celebration. Wreaths are an all year decorative favorite. The same holds true for a card front. Change the embellishments or sentiment to fit any occasion.




Stamps:
   Healing Hugs

Paper:
   Rococo Rose A-2
   Pressed Petals DSP 5 1/4 x 4

Ink:
   Mossy Meadow

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Rhinestone Flower, Glue Dots, Adhesive

This designer series paper does all of the work for you. I trimmed the edges of the paper to show the color of the card stock underneath it. I think it frames it well and brings out the Rococo Rose Petals. 

I added the rhinestone flower embellishment and the button.

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HAPPY STAMPING!




Monday, November 11, 2019

Crimped Lipstick

Sympathy cards should express a simple heartfelt message. So, I try to keep the embellishments to a minimum. I do like this font on this stamp set. What do you think?




Stamps:
   Woven Heirlooms

Paper:
   Coastal Cabana A-2
   Blueberry Bushel 1 3/4 x 5 1/2
   Lovely Lipstick 1 1/2 x 7

Ink:
   Lovely Lipstick
   Blueberry Bushel

Technique:
   Crimper

Accessories:
   Rhinestone Flower, Crimper, Glue Dot, Adhesive

I stamped the Lovely Lipstick using Lovely Lipstick ink. Stamp the strip and then put it through the crimper. Once it is crimped you can cut it down to 5 1/2 or adhere it and then trim it down.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.

HAPPY STAMPING!




Sunday, November 10, 2019

Celebrate the Raven

Ravens are usually associated with a spooky Halloween night. Why? Are they good luck or bad luck? What do you think?




Stamps:
   The Raven

Paper:
   Blackberry Bliss A-2
   Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4, 3 x 4 1/4, 2 1/4 Sq.
   Halloween Night DSP 2 1/4 x 4 1/4

Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
   Blackberry Bliss

Technique:
   Die Cutting

Accessories:
   Word Bubbles Framelits Dies, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Stamparatus or MISTI, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Using a Stamparatus or MISTI allows you to stamp with precision and have the saturation of ink that you desire.

The sentiment was adhered with dimensionals.

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The Raven stamp set is found in the Holiday Catalog and will only be available until January 2 or while supplies last. Whichever occurs first. Shop Now for your stamp set today.

HAPPY STAMPING!




Saturday, November 9, 2019

Isaiah Says

No matter how cold and abandoned you may feel, you are never alone. 




Stamps:
   Hold on to Hope

Paper:
   Seaside Spray A-2
   Night of Navy 2 1/4 x 5 1/2
   Feels Like Frost DSP 2 x 5 1/2

Ink:
   Rich Razzleberry

Technique:
   CAS

Accessories:
   Adhesive, Stamparatus or MISTI

Using the Stamparatus or MISTI will allow you to stamp the sentiment several times to make sure your get the amount of ink that you desire. It will also allow you to have exact placement.

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HAPPY STAMPING!



Friday, November 8, 2019

Beary Christmas

Consider yourself special if you receive a Teddy Bear Christmas card. Here is one with some fun googly eyes and a red bow tie!




Stamps:
   Cookie-Cutter Christmas

Paper:
   Whisper White A-2, Scraps
   Warmth & Cheer DSP 5 1/4 x 4

Ink:
   Crumb Cake
   Early Espresso
   Real Red

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Builder Punch

Accessories:
   Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Cookie-Cutter Punch, Washi Label Punch, Googly Eyes, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Adhesive

I used dimensionals to adhere the bear and the sentiment. 

I used glue dots to attach the googly eyes.

The ears are stamped directly on the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by here and taking a peek. I appreciate your time and feedback. Let me know what you think.

HAPPY STAMPING!







Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Christ Is Born

This is a classic Christmas card with traditional poinsettias. Although the stamp set is no longer current, the images never go out of style.




Stamps:
   Christ Is Born

Paper:
   Old Olive A-2
   Chocolate Chip 5 1/4 x 4
   Whisper White 5 x 3 3/4, 3" Squares (2)

Ink:
   Old Olive
   Chocolate Chip
   Real Red
   So Saffron
   Marina Mist

Technique:
   Stamp-Off
   Fussy Cutting
   Punching

Accessories:
   1/2" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Adhesive

The poinsettias were stamped randomly on the Whisper White to create the background. 

Two poinsettias were stamped using Real Red. These were fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals. 

The sentiment was stamped using Chocolate Chip.

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Thank you for stopping by here and taking a quick peek. Let me know what your thoughts are. Contact me for any questions or further information.

HAPPY STAMPING!


Monday, November 4, 2019

Friendly Birds

Window cards are not as complicated as they look. I really enjoyed making this very simple one that allowed me to use many things from my shelves. Of course, you just need the design of the window card and then use and stamp whatever you have on hand. Here is mine:



Stamps:
   A Happy Thing

Paper:
   Bermuda Bay 11 x 4 1/4, score at 5 1/2
   Crushed Curry 2 1/4 x 4
   Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4
   Birthday Bash DSP (Bow)
   Window Sheet 4 1/4 x 3

Ink:
   Tuxedo Black Memento

Markers/Blends:
   Night of Navy
   Blushing Bride
   Soft Sky
   Soft Suede
   Daffodil Delight

Technique:
   Window Card
   Dry Embossing
   Punching

Accessories:
   Bow Builder Punch, Love and Happiness Decals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Garden Embossing Folder, Glue Dots, Tacky Tape

My Steps:

Gather all of your materials. Then dry emboss the Crushed Curry piece using the Garden Embossing Folder. Set aside.

Bermuda Bay 11 x 4 1/4: Cut a 1" strip from the bottom (This will be attached back to the bottom of the window sheet.). Then cut 2" (This is the opening for the window sheet. The 2" piece can be kept to use on any other project.)

Next, attach the window sheet to the opening: You can use glue dots, tacky tape, or tear and tape. I attached the top part first, just above the cut. I then attached the bottom to the 1" Bermuda Bay strip, making sure the bottom lines up to the bottom of the card base as it closes. 

I then adhered the Whisper White to the inside of the card. I made a pencil mark to indicate the top and bottom of the window. The birds will be stamped in this section.

I then stamped and colored my birds. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up my birds side by side. 

Next, I adhered the Crushed Curry piece to the top part of the card, and attached the bow made with my bow builder punch.

I pressed the decals on my window sheet and stamped the sentiments on the inside and outside of the card. Here is a picture of the inside of my card.



Coloring the images takes longer than any other part of the process. I tried to find a simple video tutorial, but didn't have any luck. I may have to make one. 

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