Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tasty Trucks, Cycle Celebrations Shaker Birthday Card

I fussed a little more than i usually do for this card, but i'm so glad i did! The details make all the difference! 
I used the brand new Sale-A-Bration set, Tasty Trucks, I also used several retired items, but they just went so well with this card!!
I stamped, then cut out the truck, then stamped and cut out the awning separate, used dimensionals on it, then stamped and cut out the banner. I then cut out the window and placed a window sheet and sequins to make it a shaker piece.  I also used the Cycle Celebrations (retired) set for the sentiment, and stamped it in Pool Party, then punched it out, then used my markers to individually color the same stamp, then punched that out and layered it on top.  I embossed the Pool Party strip using a retired embossing folder, then used the large gray striped paper from the Foxy Friends DSP, and stamped the little ice cream cones in Going Gray (retired)  

Stamps -Tasty Trucks, Cycle Celebrations
Ink -Pool Party, Going Gray
Cardstock - Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
Accessories - Sequins, Foxy Friends DSP, Window Sheets, Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Needlepoint Border Textured Embossing Folder

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Flurry of Wishes, Tin of Tags, Be Jolly By Golly Quick and Easy Card!

This card was made for this weeks Picture Inspiration Challenge at Stampin' Royalty! 
Here is the Picture Inspiration! So pretty!

This one is super quick and easy! (i might even make a video tutorial for this one!)
I have used the swiping technique before, and i wanted to make a color wash background with Pool Party, then after that dried, i stamped the main snowflake and sentiment with Real Red. 
I added a few little snowflakes in Pool Party, some red sequins, and a rhinestone for the main snowflake. i gave it another quick simple wash with my Wink of Stella Glimmer Pen, and layered the whole thing....
These would be great for easy mass producing! 

Stamps - Flurry of Wishes, Be Jolly By Golly, Tin of Tags
Cardstock - Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink - Pool Party, Real Red
Accessories - Brights Sequins, Rhinestones, Wink of Stella Glimmer Pen

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Embellished Ornaments Gifts Card

It's funny how some of the best things happen unexpectedly!
I had just returned from a last minute week long trip, and needed to come up with the Stampin' Royalty challenge right away, as i was too busy while i was gone to get it done, but when i saw this picture inspiration, it luckily didn't take me long to come up with a design! maybe it was the time crunch pressure? haha...
I was inspired by the gifts in the main part of the picture... so pretty! 
I liked making this card because i was able to use SCRAPS!! woohoo!! that always makes me happy!
It's pretty straight forward, i used the Holly Berry Builder Punch for the bows, and just layered everything. I think i'm gonna make a lot more to send out for Christmas! 

Stamps - Embellished Ornaments
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Tip Top Paupe
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - Holly Berry Builder Punch, Gold Glimmer Paper, Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Tin of Tags, Glitter Card

Here is my card for the All That Glitters Challenge at Stampin' Royalty this week!

This card took me entirely too long to figure out haha.... But i do like the end result.

We actually had a little challenge for our local stamping group, where we were all given the same 3 items (in this case, the stamped Eskimo image, the rope twine, and a strip of Designer Series Paper) and we were to take it home and create something with it, then share a picture on our group page.

I tried several different versions, and after a few hours, arrived at this card.
I typically would have shied away from these colors and would never have thought to use Delightful Dijon in a Christmas card, but behold! Stranger things have happened, i suppose!

I also incorporated Glitter for the Stampin' Royalty Challenge. There is glitter on his coat, and also highlighting the snowflake background stamping. Hard to see it in this photo, but looks really nice in person :o)

Ink - Delightful Dijon
Cardstock - Delightful Dijon, Basic Gray
Stamps - Cookie Cutter Christmas, Tin of Tags, Be Jolly By Golly
Accessories - Kraft Rope Trim, Warmth and Cheer DSP Stack, Rose Garden Thinlits, Gold Glitter

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Season of Gratitude, Winter Wonderland Thank You Card

This card is for the Stampin' Royalty Color Challenge!
here are the colors:

For this one, i just used parts from the Season of Gratitude October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit, but changed it up a little! I used cardstock in the challenge colors, and layered the main panel with some vellum paper from the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack.
This is a very versatile card which can be changed up with just about any sentiment you want!
And easy to put together!

Stamps - Season of Gratitude
Cardstock - Early Espresso, Garden Green, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla
Ink - Garden Green
Accessories - Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack, Season of Gratitude October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Little Moments, Made With Love Baby Card

Little babies are always a reason to celebrate!
We recently got an adorable bunny as a pet, and this little bunny stamp reminded me of him, so i decided to use it to make a card! 
This card is mostly layering, i embossed the large Mint Macaron panel, and th hearts paper is from the Little Moments Project Life Accessory Pack, which is a great way to use the supplies from the Project Life Kits! Very versatile!
The wooden star also comes from that kit. 
I basically stamped the bunny, then gave him a light 'shadow' around his body to help bring him off the page a bit, and colored his ear and nose pink. 

Cardstock-Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink-Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron
Stamps-Made With Love 
Accessories-Little Moments Project Life Accessory Pack, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder 

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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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Wednesday, July 27, 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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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!

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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Wednesday, June 22, 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. 

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! 

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! 

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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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Pocket Full of Cheer March Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project

This Weeks Stampin' Royalty theme is Anything BUT a Card!

I used the March Paper Pumpkin kit to make this brownie treat holder! It wraps around a 
store bought individually wrapped brownie, and has a little sleeve to put a note card in!
You can see the video tutorial on how i made this project here:

March Paper Pumpkin Kit, 
Stamps: Pocket Full of Love (included in Kit)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rose Wonder Moroccan Nights Purple Birthday Card

Here is my sample card for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Picture Inspiration Challenge!

here is the picture inspiration:

For this one, i just sponged ink on Whisper White cardstock and splattered water to get a mottled background look. I made the ribbon using the White Satin Ribbon and a sponge that i inked then sprayed with water, then ran it across the ribbon. I then stamped directly on it using a stamp from the Moroccan Nights and StazOn, and added Silver Dazzling Details to the centers of the designs.
I did cut the one side of the rose where the leaf met the rose and used just a portion of it so it would fit better on the card. 

Stamps - Moroccan Nights, Rose Wonder
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Cardstock - Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories - White Satin Ribbon, Rose Garden Thinlits Dies

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Marquee Messages Birthday Card

This card was made with my BRAND NEW stamp set, Marquee Messages!!! (perk of being a Demonstrator! we get some stamp sets before anyone else!) we received it in our Stampin' Up On Stage event bags! I needed to make a card that was kind of neutral, so it gave me an excellent reason to use this set!  although, any reason is a good reason to stamp, right? 

I put a little extra effort into this one. I first stamped the main image, then colored certain parts, and then stamped the banner portion of the image on Island Indigo, embossed the "birthday" in black, then cut it out, and paper pieced it onto the main image. the little 'stars' or 'sparkles' were stamped, colored, cut out, and applied to the main image. I used circle punches and Real Red and Island Indigo for the background circles.  The dotted background paper is a SaleaBration DSP.  I used Crystal Effects on the 'lights' on the arrow portion, on the 'sparkels' and also on the red stripes on the side. I then added Wink of Stella to the "Its Your" part to give it a little extra something :o)

Ink: (used for coloring) Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Real Red
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Stamps: Marquee Messages
Accessories: DSP, Crystal Effects, Circle Punches, Wink of Stella Glimmer Pen

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Friday, April 8, 2016

My Second Stampin' Video! Sassy Salutations Birthday Card!

Just completed my 2nd Video Tutorial!
This one is for the Sassy Salutations card using the Cherry on Top Designer paper!
Hope you enjoy it!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sassy Salutations Washi Tape Balloon Birthday Card

Here is my sample card for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

This card was very simple to make! it uses only Washi Tape, Glimmer Paper, Two punches, one stamp, and Black ink!
I adhered washi tape to some scrap cardstock, and used the balloon punches to make balloons. Then just put washi tape on a diagonal on a Thick Whisper White cardbase, stamped the Happy Birthday from the Sassy Salutations set in Basic Black, then punched some balloons out of Silver Glimmer paper and put it all together! 

Stamps- Sassy Salutations
Cardstock - Whisper White
Ink- Basic Black
Accessories - It's My Party Designer Washi Tape, Silver Glimmer Paper, Balloon Punches

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sassy Salutations Cherry on Top Birthday Card

We were to make the greeting the main focal point of the project! 
and true to form, i made....wait for it... a...
Birthday card!  ;o)

This one was VERY easy to make and took very little time at all, yet makes a fun, colorful impact. 

I will be making a tutorial on this card very soon! 

Stamps - Sassy Salutations
Cardstock - Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush
Ink - Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black
Accessories - Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack, Party Punch Pack

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Rose Wonder Piece of Cake Birthday Card

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

Well, since i always seem to gravitate towards Birthday cards, 
why make this week any different, right? haha..
As i was trying to come up with a design, i looked through my pack of Cherry On Top paper for a possible paper to use that had these colors in them. When i came upon the Watermelon Wonder one with the slices of cake on it, i thought to myself, i bet i could make one of these out of cardstock and have it be the main focal point of  the card... 
as my brain started working, i came up with a basic idea of the card above. I then set about making the slice of cake. it took me trying it twice to get it right, but i think it turned out pretty good! 
I will be making a video tutorial soon on how i made it, and the card!

Cardstock - Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink - Top Top Taupe Watermelon Wonder
Stamps - Rose Wonder
Accessories - Balloon Bouquet Punch, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Party Punch Pack, Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

My Very First Stampin' Tutorial Video!

Well, i have been wanting to do it for several years now, but i finally made it happen! 
My VERY FIRST Stampin' Video Tutorial! 

In this video, i explain how i made THIS card. So if you need a supply list, you can refer to that post, as i have included it there. 

I need to find a way to improve the quality of the video itself for my next one, but i do hope you like it! My favorite part is the little animation my 12 year old daughter made for me as an opener :o)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

By the Tide, From Land to Sea, Wetlands Birthday Card

We could either use green in our project, which i did, or upcycle/recycle something. 

This card was totally inspired by THIS awesome card by Susan Best at Stampin' Inferno
Love her card! 

I began by embossing the Pear Pizzazz background panel with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, then on a Whisper White panel, i used my sponges and created a mottled background, then sprinkled water on it to give it an underwater or bubble effect... Such a cool technique!
I then stamped the fan coral along the bottom.
After stamping, coloring, and cutting out the Sea Turtles, i adhered them to the panel using Dimensionals. I added some Baked Brown Sugar Bakers Twine in a criss cross pattern on the side. The twine is no longer available, but any natural type string or twine would work nicely. I then stamped the sentiment from the Wetlands set in Garden Green, punched it out using the Large Oval punch, and lightly inked the edges with Pear Pizzazz.
For the final touch, i put some White Perfect Accents on to enhance the final product, then i sat back and looked at it for a few minutes! I really like how it turned out!

Ink - Garden Green, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, 
Cardstock - Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Stamps - Wetlands, By the Tide, From Land to Sea
Accessories - White Perfect Accents, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Bakers Twine (ret.) Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sassy Salutations Cherry On Top Balloon Card

This weeks Challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a COLOR CHALLENGE!

This card took me 3 tries before i got it to where i was somewhat pleased with it haha...
All it took was a small balloon punch, some patterned paper, a little cardstock, and two stamps! 
I do wish that the Bermuda Bay watercolor portion would have stamped a little straighter, but waddya gonna do ;o)
I will probably make more of these now that i have the design down...

I cut the curve in the Whisper White cardstock using a plate and tracing it to make a curved edge. I did this with both the white and Bermuda Bay piece i used to layer with.
I just cut a piece of patterned paper from the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack and glued it to the bottom portion. I stamped the watercolor wash from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set in Bermuda Bay, using a sponge to lift some of the ink before stamping so the color wouldn't be so intense. I then used my Basic Black and the Happy Birthday from Sassy Salutation for the greeting. 
I then punched several balloons using the small balloon punch and arranged and glued them down.  To give them the 'shine', i used my White Chalk Marker.  The hardest part about this card is arranging the balloons to look just right! Everything else was pretty easy!

Ink - Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
Cardstock - Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Stamps - Sassy Salutations, Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Accessories - Small Balloon Punch, Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack

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