Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Many Thanks

Here is a card i made the other day for a collection of Thank You cards i'm making for a friend. 
I used several retired products, with a few current ones.... 

I really like the feel of this card :o) kinda retro maybe?



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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Stamping Marathon!










Every so often i will go into my craft room and try to use as many scraps, retired, or lonely misc. products that I've had lying around the room forever as i can,  so they do not feel unloved ;o)
About a week ago, i spent a good part of the day doing just that, and i was able to get several cards made in the process. i made duplicates of all of these cards, so that took a good amount of time as well, some i made 2, some i made 8, depending on how much of each product i had. 

I thought i would share them here and hopefully give you some inspiration! 



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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Giggle Greetings Z-Fold Card




I took a simple approach to my card this week....we'll pretend that it WASN'T because i ran out of time..... ;o)

oh, ok, so truth be told, that WAS the reason haha... however, once again, this shows that not only can you make a simple but cute card, even when short on time, but also when you don't have a lot of supplies! 

I basically cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock in half vertically, to create a 4 1/4 x 11 piece, then scored it at 5 1/2, then again at  2 3/4 on one side. that creates your Z-fold.  I then just cut some squares, stamped and colored, then i added washi tape from the Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape set, and a panel of white on the inside, cut so that it is hidden .  I added black bakers twine under the image panel, just enough so that it wraps around the card and can be tied when closed. 


Supplies: 
Stamps - Giggle Greetings
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Accessories - Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape, Black Bakers Twine, Blender Pen. 




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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Video Tutorial for my Swirly Bird, Swirly Scribble, Grateful Bunch Card!

Here is the video tutorial for my most recent card!
Hope you like it! 








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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Swirly Bird, Grateful Bunch, Swirly Scribbles Thank You Card



This Weeks Stampin' Royalty challenge is a Picture Inspiration Challenge!
Here is the image to be inspired by!


For this card, i had inked up a sponge with Calypso Coral ink, sprayed the sponge with water, then used the sponge to swipe across the panel, both along the bottom half, and an isolated spot on the top half. I stamped the sentiment using black, then just die cut the elements, stamped some of the images on those die cuts, then placed them all accordingly, and added a few White Perfect Accents dots.
pretty easy! i will be making a video tutorial for this card soon!


*Update: Here is a link to the video tutorial of this card! stay tuned at the end for measurements!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0h2bCpiUpQ



Supplies:
Ink- Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim
Cardstock- Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Stamps - Swirly Bird, Grateful Bunch
Accessories - Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, White Perfect Accents, Sponge



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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Marquee Messages, Pop of Pink, Star Birthday Shaker Card!


Here is my sample card for this weeks Stampin' Royalty
the theme is To DIE For, use your dies! 
i recently purchased the Stars Framelits Dies, and really wanted to incorporate those into a shaker birthday card somehow... 
well, here's what happened after about an hour and a half! :oD

The great thing is, you can use just about any color for this card to customize it to the person you are giving it to!  I did want to go for a girls card, and make it 'rocky'! so what better than black and Melon Mambo? 

I think i will make a few more...

most of this is pretty self explanatory,  but i should mention i stamped the stars on the Cardbase in Craft White using the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set, and used my Dies to make the large stars, and i used a retired star punch for the small accent star, but there are other dies currently available that you could substitute very nicely for the same look. 


Supplies:
Ink-  Basic Black, Craft White
Stamps- Marquee Messages, Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Cardstock- Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories- Pop of Pink DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Sequins, Wink of Stella Pen




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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Grateful Bunch, Swirly Bird Gift Bag


The theme at Stampin' Royalty this week is to choose one of the Goddesses favorite color schemes and make a project using those colors!
My favorite colors are Black, White, and Melon Mambo, with a touch of Pink Pirouette!

i love the boldness, but girly-ness about these colors.. they are so 'me'! 
I had a few little goodies i wanted to give to a friend, so i bundled them up, tied them with some ribbon, and roughly measured around it to see how big i needed to make my 'bag'. I then used those measurements to cut some DSP from the Pop of Pink Specialty pack, then used some scraps from the same pack, and made a bag and some banners, then used my Whisper White, cut a panel, then stamped using the Grateful Bunch and Swirly Bird sets. I can't wait to give this to my friend! 


Supplies:
Ink - Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette 
Stamps - Swirly Bird, Grateful Bunch
Accessories - Pop of Pink Specialty DSP





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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Special Day With My Mom

had a WONDERFUL day spending time with my mom for her birthday yesterday! We did a little shopping at our favorite store, went to lunch, and we usually stamp something when we get together, and yesterday was no exception! I had been very busy the week before, and didn't have a whole lot of time to prepare anything for us to work on, but lo and behold, i had several kits and Paper Pumpkins that were waiting to be shown some love! i have to tell you, these are the best things ever! this was the perfect occasion to have them for! no thinking, no prep work, just open it up,and have fun! 
As you can see, we tweaked the designs just a little, (one was inspired by a card on Pinterest!) and that is the beauty of it! if you feel like you don't have a creative bone in your body but would still love to make something, everything is ready for you! but if you want to make it your own, the sky is the limit! 

We had a great day!!





Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Swirly Scribbles, Rose Wonder Birthday Card




I was able to use my BRAND NEW Swirly Scribbles Die along with my Rose Garden Dies to make this lovely card!  The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies will be available next month!!  Such a cute set, and i can't wait to find all kinds of ways to use it!
 The 'scribbled' lines were cut using Whisper White and then with Smoky Slate, and i just used the negative pieces from the Smoky Slate to fill in the spaces on the Whisper White piece.  i also used pieces from the Rose Garden Die set to add some other elements. for the flower centers, i used the sprinkles from the Cupcake Builder Punch. Glue it all together and there ya go! 

Supplies:
Ink- Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
Cardstock - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Stamps - Rose Wonder
Accessories - Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies
Cupcake Builder Punch, Pearl Accents.



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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Pocket Full of Cheer Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project Video Tutorial


Here is the video tutorial for the alternate project i made with my March Paper Pumpkin Kit! 




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