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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Number of Years - Get Well Card


Inspiration:  My starting point was this beautiful card by Liz.  To make it my own, I decided to use layers instead of the open window and slightly different colors.

Tips:
  • Be sure to rub an Embossing Buddy over the Wisteria Wonder card stock before stamping the banner and words.  I stamped the banner first with Versamark ink, added the white embossing powder and then stamped the words and added more embossing powder.  You can heat everything up at the same time with your heat tool.
  • The greeting is the only thing that's adhered with dimensionals.
Paper Dimensions:
Whisper White Thick Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Whisper White Card Stock
     3x4 Scalloped Oval
     2-3/4x3-3/4 Main Image
Wisteria Wonder Card Stock
     3-1/2x1 Greeting
Birthday Bouquet DSP (Retired)
     4x5-1/4 Large Layer

Product List:
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper


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Beth

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Feminine Banner Birthday Card


I thought you might want to see how the feminine version of this card turned out. (This card and my masculine version are a CASE of this card by Peggy.) The card base is Rose Red Cs, and the patterned paper is from the Love Blossoms DSP stack (2016 Occasions Catalog).  The white piece is embossed with the new Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  I used the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and Duet Banner Punch again, but this time I heat embossed the banner "frame" with silver embossing powder.  

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Beth

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Masculine Birthday Card CASE


Inspiration:  I came across this card by Peggy on Pinterest and couldn't get it out of the back of my mind.  I finally had a chance to pull together a version of her card using the supplies I have on hand. I'm looking forward to trying out this same layout with a girly card!

Tips:
  • I used Tombow Multipurpose Glue to adhere the word "happy."  It only takes a few tiny (and I mean tiny) drops here and there on each letter to stick really well.  The tricky part for me was not letting it slide on the card when I was laying it down which makes a sticky card because the glue is exposed.  I found that by holding the die cut with both hands, I could lay it straight down and therefore avoid the glue mess.
  • The birthday banner was stamped twice.  I cut the middle section out of one of the stamped images and popped it up with dimensionals. 
Paper Dimensions:
Soft Suede Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Dapper Denim Card Stock
     2-1/4x4 Small Banner
English Garden DSP (retired)
     3-3/4x5 Large Layer
     2-3/4x4-1/2 Large Banner
Gold Foil Sheets
     4-3/4x2 "happy"
Whisper White Card Stock
     Scrap for Greeting

Product List:
English Garden Designer Series Paper
English Garden Designer Series Paper
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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Beth

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Wild About Flowers Birthday Card


Inspiration:  This is a stepped-up version of  this card from Tuesday.  I needed some birthday cards, so I decided to use the supplies that I had already pulled out with a happier color scheme.  I love the way this card turned out!  I'm hoping you do, too.  I showed it to my hubby and he said "it's okay."  What?  So, he's a guy and it's basically a pink floral card with a butterfly...and a doily.  The doily probably ruined it for him.  Oh well, I think I'll keep him anyway. :)

Tips:
  • I didn't have any Flirty Flamingo DSP, so I made my own.  I stamped one of the stamps from the Build A Birthday stamp set on Whisper White card stock and then punched it out....instant coordinating DSP!
  • The speckles were made with a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  If you have a really inky stamp pad, be sure to press the stamp lightly on the card stock.  Otherwise, you'll get some stray marks (that don't look like speckles).
  • The doily is one of the retired White Tea Lace Doilies.  We have new and improved doilies, so I'll list those with the supplies.
Paper Dimensions:
Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Crumb Cake Card Stock
     2-3/4x4-1/2 Layer
Whisper White Card Stock
     2-1/2x4-1/4 Layer
     2-1/2x1-1/2 Greeting
     Scrap for Butterfly

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Beth

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Quick Sympathy Card


Inspiration:  This is actually a "re-make" of this card using different stamps but keeping the color scheme close to the same.

Tips:
  • Although it doesn't show up in the picture, adding Wink of Stella to the flowers creates a pretty shimmer in real life.
  • I have to admit I was a little sad to see our oval punches replaced by the Layering Ovals Framelits.  However, I definitely can see the benefit of the framelits over the punches from a choice/price/space standpoint.  The Layering Ovals Framelits set contains many different sizes and the scallop ovals that coordinate but take up a minimal amount of space and cost far less than having a punch for each of those sizes.  I'll keep my punches to have on hand, but I'm really glad I invested in the Layering Ovals Framelits.
  • The greeting is popped up with dimensionals.
Paper Dimensions:
Pool Party Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Smoky Slate Card Stock
     2-3/4x4-1/2 Layer
Whisper White Card Stock
     2-1/2x4-1/4 Layer
     2-1/2x1-1/2 Greeting
Scrap of DSP for the Butterfly

Product List:

Be sure to check back later this week to see a stepped-up version of this card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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