Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Foxy Friends, Wetlands, Thinking of You Card

This card was made for this weeks Picture Inspiration Challenge over at Stampin' Royalty!
Here is the picture:

Isn't that fox bag the CUTEST THING IN ALL OF HISTORY!?!?!
I was obviously drawn to that image the most, but i also added elements of the circles (sequins) from the spider part, and the overall color scheme...

I really like the way this card turned out, and i was pleased that the design pretty much just came to me right away and i didn't have too much trouble putting it all together.

Cardstock - Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Ink - Basic Grey
Stamps - Foxy Friends, Wetlands
Accessories - Window Sheets, A Little Foxy DSP, WoodGrain Embossing Folder, Circle Dies, Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Kit (wood leaf), Sequins, Foxy Friends Builder Punch

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sheltering Tree Wetlands One Layer Fall Card Video Tutorial!

Per request, i have made a video tutorial for my recent Fall Card! 

Here is the video, hope you enjoy it!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sheltering Tree, Wetlands One Layer Card

It's a one layer card, pretty easy to make...
I first began by sponging the background colors in a 'sunset' and grass pattern, then i added the tree, and used the small 'leaf' or 'flower' stamp from the Sheltering Tree set in different colors to make the fall leaves, then added Wink of Stella Gold Shimmer to the stamped leaves to give it some sparkle! 
Lastly, i added the rake and the "Thinking of You" to finish it off! 

Easy peasy!

Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Delightful Dijon, 
Tip Top Taupe, soft Suede
Stamps - Sheltering Tree, Wetlands
Paper - Thick Whisper White
Accessories - Sponges, Wink of Stella Gold Glimmer Pen

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sprinkles of Life A Little Foxy Shaker Card

This weeks theme at Stampin' Royalty is Stripes!!
I love stripes! 

I had fun making this shaker card using the A Little Foxy DSP, and the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set. 

I used circle dies to cut the window out of the patterned paper panel (ppp?) then built the shaker card using the traditional way. The heart on top of the cupcake is from the Owl Builder Punch :o)

Ink - Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Cardstock - Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Stamps - Sprinkles of Life
Accessories - Owl Builder Punch, Tree Builder Punch, Circle Dies

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Foxy Friends, Labeler Alphabet Hello Card

The theme at Stampin' Royalty this week is a Color Challenge!

Here are the colors!

For this one, i was finally able to use my Foxy Friends stamp set for the first time! This set is one of the most adorable I've ever seen! you can make so many different critters with it! For this one, i made a little woodland fox who came to say hello!
I used the Woodgrain embossing folder to emboss the Tip Top Taupe piece for the background panel, then stamped the trees in Pear Pizzazz, 'stamping off' the first time for the largest  tree, then full ink strength for the second tree, then stamped again on a scrap piece, then cut out that tree...

On another scrap piece of Very Vanilla, i stamped the fox, the stump, the mushrooms and the sentiment letters, then either cut them out or punched them out, then created this scene. i added some strips of Early Espresso to finish off the look of the card

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps - Labeler Alphabet, Foxy Friends
Accessories - Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder, Fox Builder Punch

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Rose Wonder, Seaside Sympathy Card

This card was made for the Anything Goes Challenge at Stampin' Royalty this week!
I made several Sympathy cards for an order that i needed to fill.
For this one, i used Sahara Sand cardstock and Crumb Cake ink, highlighted the shells using a White Chalk Marker, and lowlighted using the Crumb Cake and a Blender Pen. 
I then used a sponge to create a mottled 'sand' effect on the panel, dabbing it between the shells. I also spattered white and crumb cake on the panel for even more visual texture.

After stamping and coloring, i ran the panel through my Big Shot using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  

The sentiment and frame stamp is from the Rose Wonder set.


Ink - Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Cardstock - Sahara Sand Very Vanilla
Stamps - Rose Wonder, Seaside
Accessories - Eyelets, Twine, White Chalk Marker, Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rose Wonder, Swirly Bird, a Little Foxy Card

This weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is a 
Picture Inspiration Challenge!
Here is the picture i was inspired by!

Love the colors, patterns,everything! (and hey, there's cake!)
This one was actually pretty easy...
I just layered cardstock and patterned paper from the A Little Foxy DSP Stack, then stamped a single image from the Swirly Bird set on a Whisper White panel, then stamped the same image on a strip of white paper. I will probably make a tutorial very soon on how i lined it up. 
Then i stamped a sentiment on top of it and used Dimensionals to pop it up.
I created borders using the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape and circles punched out of Smoky Slate cardstock and glued in a line. to finish it off i tied some Calypso Coral Bakers Twine (retired) around it! There are lots of substitutes you can use for the bakers twine, since that particular one is retired.

Stamps -  Rose Wonder, Swirly Bird
Ink - Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray
Cardstock - Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Accessories - A Little Foxy DSP Stack, small circle punch, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine (retired), Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Project Life by Stampin' Up Corner Rounder

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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. 

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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