Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tasteful Touches & Peaceful Moments for PP546 & GDP #297

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card  is a bit of a mash up!  Here's the story :)  We live in wine country and just celebrated our Wedding Anniversary with immediate family outside.  To be safe I ordered individual Nosh Boxes from a local winery - they were fabulous!  (Kind of like a charcuterie board in a box).   I decided I needed to send a thank you card to the winery but I didn't have a vision for the card.  The Winery is called Featherstone, the image on the label is a gorgeous painted feather, which looks suspiciously like Fresh Freesia.  I thought it would be neat to personalize the thank you card with a feather.  Then,........

The Paper Players posted a Clean-and-Simple Challenge from Joanne, with a theme of Fruits or Berries.  The Global Design Project for this week is a Color Challenge - Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Freesia and Pear Pizzazz.  Voila -  the card came together!  Please click on the blog images from The Paper Players and the Global Design Project and visit these blogs.  You will be inspired!




   



And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Fresh Freesia card base  (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

4 x 5 1/4 Fresh Freesia cardstock (CS) layer

2 3/8 x 2 3/8 Blackberry Bliss CS

2 1/4 x 2 1/4  Basic White CS for the grape image and a tiny piece for the sentiment.

Ink Pads; Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz

Blackberry Bliss & Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers

Tasteful Touches & Peaceful Moments stamp sets

Nature's Pace retired stamp set

Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends Marker

Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim

Linen Thread


Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the feather using Fresh Freesia ink on the Fresh Freesia layer, then adhere to the Fresh Freesia card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Use Stampin' Write Markers to colour the grapes and stamp on the Basic White square.  ***Trix, I wanted the grapes to look like they are ripening, some green and some coloured.  Colour first with Pear Pizzazz and then add the darker Blackberry Bliss ink.  (dark over light)

*  Stamp the 'thank" in the corner tucked around the grapes.  ***Trix, I love the font of this stamp set but the full sentiment was too long for the space.  I used a scrap piece of paper and kept it close to the edge of the image square so that just the 'thank ' would be on the square.  

*  Stamp the 'thank you' sentiment on a scrap piece of Basic White CS and cut the words apart.

*  Adhere the image to the Blackberry Bliss square using glue.

*  Colour the lace trim with the Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends Marker.

*  Adhere the lace trim and the linen thread to the back of the image square with Stampin' Seal adhesive.

*  Adhere the square to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals (dimensionals)

*  Adhere the 'you' to the card with doubled up dimensionals. 


Here's the link for Featherstone Winery, Vineland Ontario Canada  Featherstone Estate Winery  

Enjoy and have a super day!


Monday, June 21, 2021

Fine Art Floral for my VIP 6x6 DSP Challenge

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Todays post is about using 6x6 Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I posted a monthly challenge in my StampinTrix VIP group to create with 6x6 DSP.  To learn more about my VIP group please post a comment below or send me an email via the 'Contact Me' link in the menu bar above.

We so often fall in love with the gorgeous artwork on the 12x12 DSP, that it can be difficult to cut up the paper and use it.  So, I created a challenge to do just that.  How many cards can you get from one piece of 6x6 DSP?  Here are my cards.  I chose to do two sets and use two separate 6x6 pieces, because the 12x12 was a fabulous painting, it looked like a garden scene.   A Stampin' Up!® artist created the painting first and then the paper came from that.  No two sections of 6x6 were the same.  Please click here, Lesley's StampinTrix FB page to see how the cards came together.

Please sign up for my Newsletter.   While supplies last, I'm giving away a stack of retired 6x6 DSP for those who live in Canada as a little thank you gift :)


And here's the cards with the 1st piece of 6x6:



  



2nd piece pf 6x6:








I created these cards on my Lesley's #makeacardsendacard Saturday FB live.  Please join my FB live in July, leave a comment &/or share and I will put your name into the draw to win the cards I make during the FB live (draw available for Canadian viewers :)   


*****Remember the Fine Art Floral DSP is retiring at the end of June.  Click here, Lesley's Online Store to shop for this fabulous paper now.  *****The Last Chance Products Sale offers many fantastic retiring products, some at discounted prices.   Please use the June 2021 Host Code (found on the top right side bar) if you spend $60 or more and I will send you a little thank you gift in the mail in July.   

Enjoy and have a super day!

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Create with Friends for #GDP296

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Today's card is fun one, CASE the Designer - Emma Goddard for the Global Design Project Challenge.  I am often inspired by Emma's creativity, so this was a fun challenge to participate in.  Give it a try, just click on my card or the Global Design Project image to visit the blog post and enter your creation!

I chose three stamps sets to work with today - 3 you say? - yes three! because I had the vison of our Purple Coneflower  (Echinacea) garden in my head.  I really like the single flower image from Quiet Meadow, and to me it looks like a coneflower.  One section of our garden has really turned into a meadow - who knew Purple Coneflower can choke out weeds, ha, that's my kind of plant!  Our Purple Coneflowers are often visited by butterfly's so I had to add in a butterfly or two :)  enter the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  And finally the Create Forever sentiment just speaks to me.  It comes from the Create with Friends stamp set, and I hope to always be able to create and inspire others to create.  



 



And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White cardstock (CS)  (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half landscape orientation)

Five 3/4 of an inch strips of CS:  Evening Evergreen; Fresh Freesia; Rich Razzleberry; Blackberry Bliss

4 1/2 x 4  Basic White CS layer to create colour strip

Basic White scrap for the sentiment

Quiet Meadow and Create With Friends stamp sets

Positive Thoughts stamp set & Nature's Thoughts dies (dies match stamp set)

Basic Gray ink pad & Memento Black ink pad

Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Marker

Matte Black Dots

White Baker's Twine

**Click here, Lesley's Online Store to shop now.  Please use Monthly Host Code (found at the top right side bar of my blog) when your order is $60 or greater and I will send you a thank you gift in the mail the following month.


Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the flower and butterfly all over the card front using Basic Gray ink.

*  Create a spatter of colour by flicking the Smoky Slate marker all over the card front ***Trix, to create a spatter look, use the brush tip end of the marker and flick it using the lid of the marker. 

*  Adhere the 3/4 inch strips of CS to the Basic White card layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue) 

*  Die cut the coloured CS layer with the rectangle die.  ***Trix, to create a strip with subtle pieced edges, I repositioned and die cut again to create a smaller rectangle.

*  Adhere to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals (dimensionals)

*  Stamp the 'Create' and the 'Forever' using Memento Black ink, and fussy cut.

*  Loop and adhere the White Baker's Twine to the card using Mini Glue Dots.

*  Adhere the sentiments over the looped twine using dimensionals.

*  Embellish with Matte Black Dots as desired.


This is a perfect card to CASE - Copy And Selectively Edit!  Chose a stamp set that inspires you and add in your favourite colours.  Enjoy and have a super day!

 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Garden Birdhouses for PP545

 Hello and thanks so much for visiting today!

Today's card is all about colouring - colouring for a bright vibrant colour challenge.  The Paper Players have inspired us with a gorgeous colour challenge this week, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green and Basic Black!  Thank you Claire for your choice of colours!  Please click on either my card or the Paper Players Challenge image to visit there blog post.






And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Basic Black card base ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

3 3/4 x 5 Basic White cardstock layer

Garden Birdhouses stamp set

Granny Apple Green & Bermuda Bay ink pads

Memento Black ink pad

Stampin' Blends Markers:  Melon Mambo; Bermuda Bay; Granny Apple Green; Smoky Slate; Highland Heather; Bronze


Assembly & Trix:  

**This card is super simple, enjoy the colouring!

*  Stamp the post using Memento black ink along the left side of the card.  ***Trix, I repeated and overlapped this stamp so it looked more like a post.  I filled in the image slightly with Smoky slate, to add to the look of a pole.

*  Stamp the tall birdhouse in Memento black ink on the card and stamp again on a scrap piece of paper to create a mask.

*  Use the mask to cover the first birdhouse and stamp the leafy branch using Granny Apple Green ink at the top of the card.

*  Stamp the other birdhouses in Memento Black Ink as well as the hanger images.  ***Trix, I stamped the hanger/rope image three times to create a second, more slender pole for the one birdhouse to sit on.

*  Colour the birdhouses, birds and leaves with Stampin' Blends Markers.  

*  Stamp the flowers using Granny Apple Green ink.

*  Stamp the sentiment with Bermuda Bay ink.


Enjoy and have a super day! 


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Wild Cats for FMS #490

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Today's card is inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #490 - A sketch by Jen T.  Please click on either my card or the FMS image to visit their blog post.  I hope my card inspires you to give this sketch a try.  

I really wanted to created a dark background for this card to enhance the jungle feel but the challenge is to "keep it clean" and utilize the white space of the card.  So I decided to emboss the Basic White layer with the new Bark 3D Embossing Folder to add depth, dimension and flow with the hanging green vines, which are part of the sketch. 

This stamp set wasn't my first choice in the new Annual Catalogue but I am so glad I've bought it now!  Its fresh and a little different, I know it will push my creativity.  The Designer Series Paper within the suite is gorgeous.  I haven't even played with the embossing folder yet.  Click here, Lesley's Online Store to purchase the In The Wild Suite.






And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Basic White cardstock (CS) layer

Wild Cats Bundle  (stamp set and matching dies)

Bark 3D Embossing Folder

Ink Pads: Crushed Curry; Cinnamon Cider, Evening Evergreen; Soft Succulent

Memento Black ink pad

Blending Brushes


**Click here, Lesley's online store to purchase the Wild Cats Bundle.  Please use the monthly Host Code (found on the top right side bar of this blog) and I will send you a little thank you gift in the mail the following month. 


Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the vine image on the right side of the card as per the sketch image using soft Succulent ink.

*  Emboss the Basic White CS layer with the 3D Embossing Folder and blend Soft Succulent ink on the vine images and very lightly across the card to unify the colouring a bit.  

*  Adhere to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Stamp the tiger using Crushed Curry ink.  ***Trix, I also dabbed on a bit of Cinnamon cider to enhance the coloring, hoping this appeared a bit more realistic.

*  Stamp the stripes of the tiger using Memento Black ink.  This set is so versatile, you can create a tiger or a leopard, both images are included, it terrific!

*  Stamp the succulent plants using Evening Evergreen and die cut out.

*  Adhere the tiger and plants using Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Stamp the Sentiment using Evening Evergreen ink and adhere using dimensionals.


*****Oh and don't forget, the products in the Mini Catalogue (January to June) are retiring so available On Sale and while supplies last.  Click on the image to visit my online store.  

Click here to visit my online store


Enjoy and have a super day!


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Father's Day for Fab Friday #215

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I have another Father's Day card for you today, this one with a retired Stampin' Up!® Father's Day stamp set called "For Father"  does any one remember it?  I hold on to stamps that have a connection to people in my life.  Even the oldies, with the wood mount stamps :)   My dad had an apple orchard, so it was perfect!

As well I used the Happy Father's Day sentiment from the current Best Year stamp set and a fabulous woodgrain pattern paper from the 'In Good Taste' Designer Series Paper.

The inspiration for this Father's Day card came from Fab Friday Challenge #215 - a square card!  Please click on my card or the Fab Friday image to go directly to their blog post for this challenge.  And play along, square cards can be quick and easy to make!  Enjoy!


 


And here's the card details:

4x4 Early Expresso card base (8x8 square folded in half)

3 7/8 x 3 7/8 In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) Woodgrain pattern

Basic White cardstock (CS) for image and a second strip for the sentiment

For Father stamp set (retired)

Best Year stamp set

Stitched Rectangle Dies

Granny Apple Green ink pad

Memento Black ink pad

Stampin' Blends Markers: Cherry Cobbler; Granny Apple Green; Bronze & Ivory; Cinnamon Cider; Crumb Cake; Seaside Spray; Gray Granite

Linen twine embellishment


Assembly & Trix:

*  Adhere the woodgrain paper to the Early Expresso card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Stamp the image with Memento Black ink. 

*  Colour the image with Stampin' Blends Markers - so here's where I went a little crazy with colours :)   I tried to remember back to what our apple boxes looked like, we used bushel baskets mostly  but we did have a couple of wood boxes.  My dad's hats were always blue or green, and faded so my ***Trix is to blend two different colours to get that dirty old hat look to a ball cap :)  in this case Seaside Spray and Gray Granite.

*  Stamp the sentiment with Granny Apple Green ink and fussy cut out.  ***Trix, I wanted the sentiment to be close in size to the slats of the box, so I fussy cut them out.  I hope it adds a visual balance to the card.

*  Adhere 3 strips of Braided Linen Trim to the card front, by securing on the back with Stampin' Seal adhesive.

*  Adhere the sentiment to the apple box image using tiny pieces of dimensionals.  

*  Adhere the image to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.


The sentiment included in the stamp set reads:

May Happiness touch your life today as you have so often touched the lives of others.  And here's another image from this stamp set


 And for a bit of fun :)   Please answer in the comments below. Have a super day!

#1  Do you remember this stamp set and if so do you know the year it was available? - sadly I do not.

#2  There is another stamp in this set, do you know what the image is?  


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

In the Wild for Father's Day and the TGIF Challenge 320

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Today's card was inspired by #TGIFC320 - A Sketch Challenge.  Please click on either my card or the TGIF Challenge image to go directly to their blog post.  I added the Happy Father's Day sentiment from the Best Year stamp set.

When I was a kid I asked my dad to call me by my nickname - Tiger - I have no idea why I decided I wanted Tiger as a nickname - but my dad agreed with a simple - "sure" - never asking why - just agreeing and going with the flow.  I miss my dad, he passed five years ago and Father's Day is still hard, but also filled with happy memories like that one.  So, when I began creating with this Suite of products called "In The Wild", I knew I had to make a father's day card.   


  


And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Soft Succulent card base  (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half for landscape orientation)

4 x 5 1/4 Evening Evergreen cardstock (CS) layer 

Soft Succulent CS pieces for the plants

Basic White CS scrap for the sentiment piece

Wild Cats Bundle

Bark  3D Embossing Folder

In The Wild Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen ink

**Click here, Lesley's online store to shop for the supplies needed to make this card.  Remember to use the Host code (found on the top right sidebar of my blog) when orders are $60 or more and I will send you a little thank you gift in the mail with your thank you card in July. 


Assembly and Trix:

*  Emboss the Evening Evergreen CS layer with the Bark 3D folder.  ***Trix, I chose to use the "debossed" side of the folder because I thought it gave the card some interesting depth and dimension

*  Stamp the plants using Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen on Soft Succulent CS and Die cut out.

*  Die cut the tiger from the DSP.

*  Stamp the sentiment using Evening Evergreen on Basic White CS and fussy cut out.

*  Adhere the embossed layer to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Arrange the plants and tiger as desired.  Adhere with glue and dimensionals.  ***Trix, build the layers and add depth and dimension by gluing the first plant onto the card base and then adding the tiger with dimensionals.  Double up on dimensionals as needed to add more depth with the remaining two plants .  

*  Adhere the sentiment across the middle with dimensionals and glue.


Enjoy and have a super day!


Monday, June 14, 2021

A Party Puffins Thank You for Kylie's Demonstrator Training June Blog Hop

 Hello and thanks for visiting today!

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.


The thank you card for my customers in June features the fabulous Party Puffins stamp set and versatile Peaceful Moments stamp set.  Party Puffins are not just for birthdays, a thank you sentiment can be added to make a quick little card.  The design is simple and easily replicated.  



And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base  (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

1 1/4 x 5 1/2 Strip of Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) 

Scrap of Basic White cardstock (CS) for the Puffin and sentiment

Party Puffins stamp set

Peaceful Moments stamp set

Stitched Rectangles Dies

Black Memento Ink

Stampin' Blends Markers: Petal PInk and Calypso Coral

Black Bakers Twine

Matte Black Dots

Stampin' Dimensionals


Assembly & Trix:

*  Adhere the DSP to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Die cut the sentiment layer using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  ***Trix, Lay the Stitched Rectangle Die on the cardstock and lay the stamps within it to ensure they fit before cutting out the rectangle. 

*  Stamp the Puffin and sentiment on the die cut piece of Basic White CS using Memento Black ink. 

*  Colour the details of the Puffin with Stampin' Blends Markers.

*  Wrap the Black Bakers Twine around the card and tie a bow above the sentient layer.

*  Adhere the sentiment layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Enjoy and have a super day!


Please click through this blog hop list and prepare to be inspired!

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Garden Birdhouses for FMS #489

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First day creating with the new stamp set Garden Birdhouses and I love it!  You will be seeing more of this set I'm sure.  I set out to create a card for Freshly Made sketches #489 - A sketch challenge by Linda.  Please click on my card or their blog image to go directly to their blog.  Enjoy the inspiration! 





And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

3 3/8 x 4 5/8 Granny Apple Green CS layer

3 1/4 x 4 1/2 Basic White cardstock (CS)

Scrap piece of Early Expresso for the die cut tree branch

Garden Birdhouses stamp set

Beautiful Trees Dies

Ink Pads: Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue

Stampin' Blends Markers: Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Bronze, Crumb Cake

**Click here, Lesley's online store to shop for the card supplies used.  Remember mix it up :)  You can add and delete from the cart on my online store, based on the supplies you already have.  Change up the colour of the birdhouse, birds or sentiment. **Remember to use the Host Code for purchases $60 or more and I will send you an thank you gift in the mail in July.  The Host Code for the month is at the top of the right sidebar.


Assembly & Trix:

*  Die cut the tree from the Beautiful Trees Dies in Early Espresso.  ***Trix, I chose to use the largest tree with the most branches and then I cut the branches to fit the scale of the card.

*  Position the branch across the card first to decide placement of birdhouse, sentiment and birds.

*  Stamp the birdhouse and birdhouse hanger with Soft Suede ink.   Color with Stampin' Blends Markers.  

*  Adhere the branch with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue

*  Stamp the birds and leaves on the Basic White very close to the branch.  I used Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede.  Colour the birds with Stampin' Blends Markers as you wish.  

*  Stamp the 'hello' with Balmy Blue ink.

*  Stamp the grass at the base of the card with Pear Pizzazz ink.

*  Adhere the Basic White layer to the Granny Apple Green CS layer.

*  Embellish as you wish.   I was trying very hard to stay true to the sketch, so I chose 3 birds and a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels and coloured them with a Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Marker.  But then I thought it needed another rhinestone  - ha - total personal preference :)


Enjoy and have a super day!   

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Stampin' Blends Markers with Rubbing Alcohol Technique on a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Hello and thanks for visiting!

I've made a discovery!  and I have to share :)    The technique of using Stampin' Blends Markers with Rubbing Alcohol can be done on a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box - woohoo!  Soooo many possibilities!

I used the Artistically Inked Bundle to further embellish this little versatile box.

Please click here, Lesley's StampinTrix FB Live to learn the technique.

Please click here, Lesley's online store to shop the supplies needed.




Assembly & Trix:

*  Create the background on the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box (MPPbox) using Stampin' Blends Markers, Balmy Blue & Granny Apple Green, and 99% Rubbing Alcohol Technique watch the how to video here, Lesley's StampinTrix FB Live  Set aside to dry.

*  Stamp the floral image from the Artistically Inked stamp set using Balmy Blue ink on the strip of Thick Basic White cardstock (CS)  And, stamp another flower for the sentiment on a scrap of Basic White CS.  ***Trix, I used 2nd generation stamping to get a lighter floral image so I could stamp the sentiment in full strength Balmy Blue.

*  Score the CS strip at 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 7 3/4, 8 3/4 to wrap around the folded MPP box.

*  Fold the seams of the box and create the box.  Wrap the strip of CS around it to create a belly band.  Adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)  ***Trix, mold the strip of CS into place, secure it enough to fit the box but loose enough to slip off.  Adhere the belly band together with glue.

*  Die cut the leaves from the Artistic Dies using Granny Apply Green CS.

*  Adhere the floral sentiment to the leaf die cut with glue.  Flip over and add Stampin' Dimensionals to the flower and adhere to the belly band.


*****Click here, Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit  to sign up for the June 2021 kit which coordinates with the above artistically Inked stamp set.  **Remember to sign up by the 10th of each month to receive the next months kit. 



 

A second bit of inspiration for ya from the Artistic Dies :)




Enjoy and have a super day!  




Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Artistically Inked for PP544

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The Paper Players Challenge for this week is a theme challenge from Ann - Signs of Summer!  For me summer is water, swimming, relaxing and having some time away at the lake.  So water, or the look of water inspired my card.  Please click on either my card or the Paper Players image to go directly to their blog post.  Enjoy the inspiration!






A little closer look at the bling which hopefully adds to the feel of water sparkling under a summer sun!  One of my fav summer sweet treats is a popsicle, so I had to use this little popsicle from the April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit.     

 ***The Trix with this card is to make it summertime easy!  Use what you love and what inspires you - for me that's water created with the Artistically Inked image using watery blue colours.  Then, use what you have, don't stress, make it easy, just create, pull out supplies from your stash and have fun - that's what summer is about!


And here's the card details:

5 1/2 x 4 1/2 Coastal Cabana card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half landscape orientation)

5 1/4 x 4 Basic White cardstock (CS) 

Middle layer is Balmy blue, and it's a smidge bigger than the Basic White, just to be there  ha :)  5 5/16 x 4 1/16

Artistically Inked stamp set

Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue ink pads

Metallic Mesh Ribbon

Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit for the popsicle, banner and smidge of glimmer under the sentiment.

*****To purchase the refill for the April Paper Pumpkin kit click here, So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit available while supplies last.


Assembly & Trix:

*  Create the background by stamping the image from Artistically Inked with using Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana all over the Basic White layer.

*  Attach to Balmy Blue layer, if using, with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue).

*  Wrap Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the card front and attach to the back of the Balmy Blue layer using Stampin' Seal adhesive.

*  Stamp the sentiment from the Artistically Inked stamp set using Coastal Cabana onto a tag from the Paper Pumpkin kit.

*  Cut to size and adhere the glimmer piece from the kit to the sentiment piece using glue.

*  Adhere the popsicle from the kit to a piece of Basic White CS and fussy cut out.

*  Adhere the popsicle to the sentiment using Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Adhere the entire sentiment layer to the card with dimensionals.  ***Trix, double up the dimensionals on the popsicle to give added height and dimension to the card.

*  Embellish with the light blue jewels from the Holiday Rhinestone pack. 


Kits are a super fun way to craft on the go :)  Click on the picture to shop the new Kits Collection.


Click here to shop online for a kit


"Expressions In Color" is the June 2021 Paper Pumpkin subscription kit and coordinates with the above Artistically Inked stamp set.  *****Sign up by the 10th of each month to receive the following months kit.  Click here forPaper Pumpkin Subscription Kits  




 

Enjoy and have a super day! 



Monday, June 7, 2021

Color & Contour for Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights

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Today's post is for Kylie's Monthly International Blog.  If you like my card I'd love for you to vote for me.  If I'm one of the winners I will join Kylie's International Blog Hop at the end of the month.  *Please click on my card or the vote for me button below, to go directly to Kylie's International Highlights Gallery.  Vote by clicking on the little heart in the top right corner of my card within the gallery.  Enjoy the inspiration you're sure to find in this gallery of talented demonstrators.  Thanks so much for participating!








And here's the card details:

8 x 3 1/2  Coastal Cabana Cardstock (CS)   (8 x 7 folded in half)

1 3/4 x 3 3/4 Basic Black CS layer

1 x 2 Basic White CS for sentiment

Scrap piece of Basic White CS for flowers

Color & Contour Bundle

Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

Polished Pink & Memento Black Ink

Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon

Rhinestone Basic Jewels


*****To purchase the supplies needed to create this card please click here, Lesley's Online Store  Remember if your order is $60 or more and you use the Host Code for the month - found at the top right side bar of my blog - I will send you a thank you gift with your thank you card next month :)


Assembly & Trix:

*  Scallop the edge of the card base using the Scalloped Contour Dies.  ***Trix, align the scallop border first before cutting to ensure the scallops are evenly distributed along the edge of the card for visual balance. 

*  Stamp the sentiment using Memento Black ink on Basic White.

*  Stamp the flowers using Memento Black ink and colour with Polished Pink using sponge daubers. 

*  Emboss the Basic Black CS piece with the Textile Embossing Folder.

*  Adhere the Basic White sentiment piece to the Basic Black with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue).  Adhere the ribbon to the base of the Basic Black layer with glue and set aside to dry.    ***Trix, before attaching the sentiment plan the flower placement around the sentiment.

*  Adhere the Basic Black to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

*  Adhere the flowers to the Basic Black layer with glue.  ***Trix, if more than half of the flower hangs off the Basic Black layer it should be adhered to the card base with a dimensional so that it doesn't droop.


Enjoy and have a super day! 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Party Puffins Celebrate with FMS & TGIF Challenges

Hello and thx for visiting today!

When I saw Jen M's Sketch Challenge from Freshly Made Sketches #488 earlier this week I knew I wanted to use Party Puffins and a scallop die, but I couldn't decide which colours to use. And then TGIF Challenges #319 introduced their Color challenge for the next week and it all came together!  Thank you FMS & TGIF Challenges!

Please click on each Challenge image to visit the corresponding blogs and prepare to be inspired!








And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Basic Gray card base  ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half portrait orientation)

4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP)  **This DSP is retiring in June, therefore available while supplies last.  Please click here, Lesley's Online Store to shop the paper :)

Smoky Slate for Scalloped Square

Scraps of Well Suited DSP for border strips

Basic White cardstock for Puffin, cake and sentiment

Party Puffins Stamp Set

Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

Memento Black Ink

Stampin' Blends Markers Night of Navy; Balmy Blue; Petal Pink; Calypso Coral

Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon

Metallic Mesh Ribbon

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Matte Black Dots


**To purchase supplies for this card click here, Lesley's Online Store to shop.  Remember if your order is $60 or more and you use the Host Code for the month - found at the top right side bar of my blog - I will send you a thank you gift with your thank you card next month :)



Assembly and Trix:

*  Adhere the DSP to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue) 

*  Emboss the Smoky Slate with the 3D Embossing folder and adhere to the card base with glue.  ***Trix, I wanted a square shape so I used the scalloped rectangle die, cut it out, and then moved the die along to re cut the shape into a square.

*  Adhere a coordinating piece of DSP to the scalloped square.  I chose the Night of Navy floral piece with Pacific Point flowers for contrast.

*  Cut a smaller scallop rectangle using the Scallop contour Dies from the DSP.  ***Trix, I chose to repeat the first layer of DSP because I love how the stripe and dots detail  coordinated together to create continuity with the strips of DSP layers.     

*  Adhere the Metallic Ribbon and Black Glitter Ribbon to the back of the DSP with Stampin' Seal adhesive.

*  Adhere the strips layer to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Stamp the Puffin with Memento Black ink and colour with the blends markers.

*  Stamp the cake with Memento Black ink and colour with blends markers, adding Wink of Stella to the candles.

*  Stamp the greeting using Memento Black ink.

*  Adhere the Puffin cake and sentiment on the DSP strip.  ***Trix, I used glue for the sentiment and cake, and dimensionals for the Puffin.  

*  Embellish with Matte Black Dots. 


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Enjoy and have a super day!

Tasteful Touches for #GDP294

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card uses the fun sketch from Global Design Project, #294.  Please click on either my card or the GDP sketch image to visit their site.  I admit it was a bit of a tricky one for me, not really sure why :)  Maybe because of the angle, and because I wanted to use a particular stamp, the geometrical squares within the Tasteful Touches stamp set.  I have used the flower, feather and greenery so much but I haven't used the squares, so I was challenging myself to use a stamp I haven't used before.  This is why I love challenges!  Thank you Global Design Project for all the inspiration!






And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Magenta Madness card base   (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half portrait)

Scrap piece of Basic White cardstock for the flower

Tasteful Touches stamp set

Polished Pink ink pad & Stampin' Blends Markers

Memento Black ink

*****Simple one layer cards are fun to create, and easy to change up simply by using a different image from the set.  Click here, Lesley's Online Store to shop.  Remember if you spend $60, please use the Host Code for the month - found at the top right sidebar - of my blog, and I will send you a little thank you gift in the mail the following month with your thank you card.


Assembly and Trix:

*  Stamp the geometric squares using Polished Pink ink.  ***Trix, Keep the stamp set in the same position, vertically aligning it with the top of the card and fit in the pattern to create the aligned repetition.  

*  Stamp the flower using Memento Black ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock, colour with Stampin' Blends Markers and fussy cut out.

*  Stamp the sentiment with Memento Black ink.  ***Trix, try to align the sentiment into the pattern by practicing on a scrap piece of paper first to see how the pattern flows and the sentiment can fit in.

*  Adhere the flower with Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Embellish as desired, I used Black Matte Dots

*  Simple & done, wasn't that easy!  #simplestamping with Blends :)


*****Specials Available*****

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Click here to shop the Mini Catalogue while supplies last


 Enjoy and have a super day!



Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Color & Contour Bundle with Ornate Layers for PP543

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today I have a link to a super fun challenge for you, a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge from LeAnne at The Paper Players.  Please click on either my card or their blog image to visit their blog directly and play the game! - then go create a card! :)  Have fun!

For my card I chose blue, die-cut, heat embossing.  Enjoy!






And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White Cardstock (CS)  (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

3 1/2 x 5 Smoky Slate CS layer

Basic White Scrap for flower and sentiment

2 1/4 x 3 5/8 piece of Well  Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP)  **This DSP is retiring in June, therefore available while supplies last.  Please click here, Lesley's online store to purchase this paper. 

Color & Contour Bundle

Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

Memento Black Ink

Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers

Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, Versa Mark ink pad and Heat Tool

Pool Party Sheer Ribbon

Artistry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins


To purchase the supplies needed click here, Lesley's Online Store to shop.  Remember if you use the Host Code for the month - found at the top right side bar of this blog - I will send you a thank you gift in the mail with your thank you card nest month :)


Assembly & Trix:

*  Emboss one side of the Thick Basic White card base with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder.

*  Die cut the Smoky Slate layer with the second largest ornate layer die.

*  Adhere the DSP to the ornate layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

*  Stamp the flower with Memento Black ink and die cut using the Scalloped Contours die.

*  Colour the flower with Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers.

*  Stamp the sentiment and heat emboss with Black Stampin' Emboss Powder.

*  Adhere ribbon to the sentiment piece.  ***Trix, I choose to cut the Basic White piece to just fit the sentiment.  Then I created loops with the ribbon and adhered them to the back of the sentiment piece with Stampin' Seal adhesive.  Next adhere the sentiment label to the card with dimensionals. 

*  Embellish with a sequin.


*****Specials Available ****

The fabulous Mini Catalogue is retiring.  Many retiring products are available at discounted prices.  Please click on the image to shop from this catalogue.  And remember to use the Host Code - found on the top right side bar of my blog - to receive the extra thank you gift from me in the month of July. 


Click here to shop the Mini Catalogue while supplies last

 

Enjoy and have a super day! 


Tasteful Touches & Peaceful Moments for PP546 & GDP #297

  Hello and thanks for visiting! Today's card  is a bit of a mash up!  Here's the story :)  We live in wine country and just celebra...