Susan’s birthday tag

Morning!

I don’t have a card today…this time I made a tag.  My stampy friends and I have dinner together once a month to celebrate birthdays. This month we had two birthdays and our friend Susan’s was one of them. She likes to make tags and has blessed everyone this year with one so I thought it fitting to create one for her.

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I started with a large manila tag and sponged it with Distress Tea Dye, then stamped an old SU! background (By Definition) with the Tea Dye ink.

Then I cut a piece of 3 1/4 x 7 1/4 white cardstock (just winging it here, lol) and sponged it with SU! Certainly Celery and Coastal Cabana inks. It was stamped with those same inks, plus Lucky Limeade, and the SU! Touches of Texture stamp set.  Then I cut each side @ 1″, leaving the center strip 1 1/4″ wide.  The three strips were then cut lengthwise @ 1 1/4″ intervals.

After adhering the pieces to the base tag, I added some burlap tape (1″ wide, cut in half) and glitter ribbon.  It was finished off with Prima flowers, ribbon, a button, and adhesive pearls.

Have a great day!

Halloween mansion with tea light

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a Halloween card using the Ai 4926- Holiday Mansion Set, 4927- HM Accessory Set, and 4784- Old Bat Set (for the moon!).

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When we were making samples of the new releases for display at the trade show, I was asked if I could make a Halloween version of the mansion in an easel type card with a battery operated tea light behind it.  What a fun challenge!

Since the mansion is quite tall, I kept the normal size of the card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  To create the base for it to sit on, I added a piece of 4 1/4 x 9 inch cardstock, scored at 5 1/2.  The 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 section of this piece was layered onto the card back (I just doubled the thickness of it).  The smaller section folds to the inside when closed and has the die cut wooden boards image popped up to hold the card front when the card is opened.

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To create tinted windows and an eerie glow inside, I sponged purple ink onto both sides of a piece of vellum.  The windows and doors of the mansion were diecut and then it was held in place on the front with temporary tape so the openings could be traced. Once it was removed, the dies were lined up and cut a second time through the front layers.  The vellum was adhered to the back of the mansion and then the mansion was lined back up to the diecut openings on the card base.

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Smaller elements from the 4927- HM Accessory Set were added and the moon is from the 4784- Old Bat Set.  Additional images and a sentiment were placed on the inside, along with the tea light.

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

stamps- Art Impressions 4926- Holiday Mansion Set, 4927- HM Accessory Set, and 4784- Old Bat Set; paper- white, black, SU! Smoky Slate, vellum, Recollections- Midnight Magic Halloween; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress- Dusty Concord; accessories- Copics, battery operated tea light candle, MFT Blueprints 20, MFT Sheltering Tree & Leaf Trio, Stickles.

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Good morning!

Just popping in with another Christmas card using some of the new stamps this month on the Sweet ‘n Sassy website.  Here I used Christmas Blocks again, this time with a cute little elf.

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The inside reads: naughty or nice?

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Have a blessed Sunday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Blocks; paper- white, black, SU! Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz, Recollections Jingle Jolly Assorted Box of Cards; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, Stickles, foam tape, retired SNSS Speech Bubbles dies, Nuvo drops, MFT Stitched Traditional Tags and Blueprints 15.

baseball get well

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using 4904- Baseball Set.  I didn’t have any patterned papers specific to the baseball theme, so I went with the “wildcats” and added an animal print.  lol.

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This sentiment is perfect for a get well card… I love it!  Paired with a fantastic Ai image, it’s a winner!  :)

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

stamps- Art Impressions 4904- Baseball Set; paper- white, black, SU! Smoky Slate and Wisteria Wonder, The Paper Studio- Safari Untamed; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, corner rounder, MFT Blueprints 14, 15, and 20, rhinestones.

Christmas Blocks

Good morning!

Today I am sharing two cards on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the new Christmas Blocks stamp set released this week on the Sweet ‘n Sassy website.  When it comes to making Christmas cards, I am usually making multiples so I need to make them quick & easy!  One great way to make CAS cards is to start with an assorted box of pre-printed card bases.  Just add your stamps and embellishments!

For the first card, I stamped and colored the Santa face, popped him up with foam tape, and stamped the sentiment.  Some Stickles and Wink of Stella add a bit of sparkle to complete the cards.

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The second card had a snowman pre-printed on the front.  I simply die cut a speech bubble window and stamped the sentiment on the inside to peek through.

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When opened, you see a second sentiment stamped beneath the first one. I also added the little present image in the corner and kept the coloring minimal.  Some Stickles added to the card front finished this one as well.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Blocks; paper- white, Recollections Jingle Jolly Assorted Box of Cards; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, Stickles, foam tape, retired SNSS Speech Bubbles dies.

my favorite creeper

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Off Kilter” (angled panels) and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Halloween Clear & Mansion Release! Here I used the Art Impressions 4941 Spooktacular Set.

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I angled my panels and cut a wavy strip with an old Creative Memories Decorative Trimmer. How fun is that sentiment?

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Off Kilter” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

stamps- Art Impressions 4941 Spooktacular Set; paper- husk, black, MME- the Spider’s Web; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, foam tape, Creative Memories Decorative Trimmer, rhinestones.

little sprout onesies

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a special project for your sweet little someone!  This week we are doing a product swap with Marvy and I’ve used a few of their markers, along with the sweet Ai 4317- Little Sprout set, to decorate some baby onesies.

I wanted to try the Marvy Deco Just Glitter Premium markers and I read on the package that they are ideal for fabrics.  Cool!  I remembered the baby t-shirts that I did about 7 years ago and wanted to try making them again, this time adding a bit of glitter!

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I made sure to pre-wash the onesies and then stamped them with black ink.  You can find info on how I do the onesies in the tutorial I previously did on my blog.

I received some great skin tone markers so I colored the baby girl’s skin with Marvy Le Plume Permanent Markers, OR822- Pale Orange and R813- Blush Pink. The rest was colored with Copic markers and I finished by adding some purple glitter with the Marvy Deco Violet Just Glitter marker.

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These little t-shirts also look great hanging on a line to decorate at a baby shower.  You can customize them to the theme and colors!

Be sure to check the Ai blog all week for more inspiration!

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4317- Little Sprout set; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Marvy Deco Just Glitter Premium markers and Marvy Le Plume Permanent Markers, Copics, Gerber baby onesies, iron.

aged to perfection

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Michael’s exclusive set, SC0794- Big Birthday Wishes.  I almost always use one of the larger images on the front of my card but today I “put the outside in” and moved the main image to the inside.

For the outside, I was inspired by a card I received a few years ago.  I cut and adhered 1″ squares to a brown layer (A great way to use up scraps!) and then embossed the layer with polka-dots.  I used some of the smaller images (cupcake & banner) plus a sentiment to decorate.

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The cupcake and sentiment are popped with foam dimensionals and I added a few rhinestones to accent.

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The main image was stamped on the inside and I selectively colored the candles only.

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions SC0794- Big Birthday Wishes; paper- white, SU! Soft Suede, American Crafts- Hip Hip Hooray; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Cuttlebug 5×7 Polka Dots embossing folder, baker’s twine, 1 3/4″ circle punch, rhinestones.

you’re too kind

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Long Stem Silhouettes and Kindness Matters stamp sets.

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I added a 4 x 5 1/4″ piece of white craft foam underneath the white panel (a Jennifer McGuire trick) to pop it up from the base.  I love how it gives a nice thickness and quality feel to the card.  The flowers were stamped 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation to give it some depth, and I used my trusty Bow-Easy tool to make a nice bow.  How pretty is that hand-written “kind”?

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Long Stem Silhouettes and Kindness Matters; paper- white, SU! Not Quite Navy and More Mustard dp; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Midnight Muse and Always Artichoke; accessories- MFT Cross Stitch Circles, foam sheet, ribbon, Bow-Easy, rhinestones.

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beautiful you

Hello! Just popping in with a bunch of quick cards made with the SU! Beautiful You stamp set.  I made these a few months ago…okay, up to 6 months ago. lol.  I just never got around to sharing them.

On the first one I used the MFT Stitched Scallop Square Frames and Stitched Scallop Edges.  The paper is SU! Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party and a Love Nicole paper pad a friend gifted me called Bouquet of Color.  Love the floral prints!

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The next two were cards that I designed for my friends to make at a stamping party I had back in February (I told you it’s been a while. lol).  The paper is also SU! from the succulents collection that came out at the time.  I had two papers they could choose from because I couldn’t decide which I liked better!

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I made several of this next card and used them for various occasions…most recently for a wedding shower (I just switched up the sentiments).  The embossing is a lovely retired SU! embossing folder and the main image was cut with Spellbinders Labels 18.  I think this was semi-cased if I remember correctly.

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The last two are quick cards that I cased…loved the plain and simple designs!

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I do believe my stash may be depleted…I need to create some more!

Have a great day!