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Friday, July 28, 2017

Anniversary Card CASE


Inspiration:  A friend of mine needs some anniversary cards for her stash, so I'm helping her out. I went to Pinterest for some ideas and found this beautiful card by Joyce Whitman.  I changed up a couple of things here and there based on the supplies I have on hand. That includes some new products and some retired products that I really need to use (so I'll feel better about buying new stuff LOL).

Tips:
  • The flowers are adhered with mini glue dots.
  • For the greeting, I cut a piece of 3-3/4x3/4 Very Vanilla card stock.  I lined it up in the center of the Banner Triple Punch, pushed it all the way in and punched the flag.  Then I stamped the greeting. I find it easier to stamp after the flag is punched.
Stamps:
Best Bird

Paper:
Tip Top Taupe Card Stock*
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Powder Pink Card Stock
     2-1/4x2-1/4 Flower
Very Vanilla Card Stock
     1-3/4x1-3/4 Flower
     3-3/4x3/4 Banner (original size)
Falling in Love DSP*
     4x5-1/4 Layer

Ink:
Tip Top Taupe Ink Pad*

Accessories:
Flourish Thinlits
Delicate White Doilies
Gold Faceted Gems
Banner Triple Punch
Glue Dots

*Retired Products - The current Bundle of Love DSP would work nicely for this card using the coordinating colors in the paper.

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Baby Shower Favors


My niece (in-law's) baby shower is coming up in a few weeks, so I've been busy working on some favors along with some help from my mom. I decided to go with the tried and true covered Hershey nuggets. I used a lot of retired products for my favors, but these are so easy I'm sure you can come up with something awesome with the supplies you have on hand. This is by no means my original idea...there are tons of different ideas/directions on the internet to inspire you!

Tips:
  • My milk chocolate nuggets are attached to a small tray made with a 2x3 inch piece of Flirty Flamingo CS. Score at 1/4" on the two long sides. If you want to include more nuggets in your treat, simply increase the length of the tray by 1" for each nugget. So for 5 nuggets your tray would be 2x5 inches (still scored at 1/4" on the two long sides).
  • Fold up along the scorelines to make the sides for your tray. I placed a skinny piece of Scor-tape down the center to hold the nuggets in place.
  • The nuggets are covered with 1x3 inch strips of DSP.
  • They fit nicely into a 2-1/4" wide pretzel bag. It was originally 10 inches long, but I cut it down to 6 inches with my paper trimmer. Again, you can adjust the length depending on how many nuggets.
  • The heart was punched from the Owl Builder Punch as was the duck's eye.
  • I used my MISTI to stamp multiple ducks using this technique from my previous post.
Stamps:
Something for Baby

Paper:
Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
     2x3 Tray
     Scrap for Scalloped Circle & Heart
Whisper White Card Stock
     Scraps for Duck and Circle
Flirty Flamingo DSP (2016-2018 In-Color Retired DSP Stack)
     (3) 1x3 Strips for Nuggets
Silver Glimmer Paper
     Scrap for Eye

Ink:
Daffodil Delight Ink Pad

Accessories:
Baby's First Framelits
Stitched Shapes Framelits (Smallest Circle)
Layering Circle Framelits (2nd to Smallest Scallop Circle)
Owl Builder Punch
1/16" Circle Punch
Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon
Silver Thread
Dimensionals
Multipurpose Glue
Scor-Tape
Pretzel Bags

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Thinking of You


I'm trying to use up some Cupcakes & Carousels DSP from the Occasions Catalog plus I thought you might like a break from Berry Burst. LOL

It's a little difficult to see in the picture, but there's a gold foil dragonfly layered underneath the DSP dragonfly and the greeting is heat embossed with gold EP.

Stamps:
Eastern Beauty

Paper:
So Saffron Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
     3-1/2x2-3/4 Dragonfly
     2x4-3/4 Strip
Gold Foil Sheet
     3-1/2x2-3/4 Dragonfly

Ink:
Versamark

Accessories:
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits
Gold Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy & Heat Tool
Pearls
Doilies
Multipurpose Glue

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Colorful Seasons CASE


This is a CASE of Karina's beautiful card found here. Be sure to check out her blog to see all of the great cards she's made with Colorful Seasons (as well as many other sets).

Since I didn't have all of the supplies Karina used, I modified mine just a little. Instead of the Color Theory DSP for the background, I used the Petal Burst embossing folder and a piece of Powder Pink card stock. I also didn't have the ribbon she use, so I just left it off.  

Stamps:
Colorful Seasons (Bundle & Save)

Paper:
Berry Burst Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
     3-1/4x4-1/4 Layer
     Scraps for Flowers
Powder Pink Card Stock
     3x5-1/2 Embossed Layer
Early Espresso Card Stock
    2x5 for Branch
Whisper White Card Stock
    3x4 Main Image
    Scraps for Flowers

Ink:
Powder Pink Ink Pad
Early Espresso Ink Pad

Accessories:
Seasonal Layers Thinlits (Bundle & Save)
Petal Burst Embossing Folder
Dimensionals
Multipurpose Glue
Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sweet Cupcake w/Reverse Masking


I've had the Sweet Cupcake stamp set since spring, and it didn't see ink until today! Now that I made this card, I wish I would have given it some attention much sooner. My inspiration was various cards I've seen on the internet using the reverse masking technique.

Tips:
  • To create the circle, I cut a piece of copy paper 4-1/4x5-1/2 inches and a piece of Whisper White (my card front) also 4-1/4x5-1/2 inches. I used the larges circle from the Layering Circles Framelits to cut a circle in the copy paper.  
  • Then I placed a little Dotto removable adhesive on the copy paper and adhered it to my Whisper White piece being careful to line up all the edges.
  • Next, I used our sponge brayers to add ink.  I started with Sweet Sugarplum over the entire circle then added some Berry Burst in the bottom half.
  • Finally, peel off the copy paper to reveal your perfect circle. It's so much fun to see the finished product!
  • I cut down the card front to 3-3/4x5 inches. I had gotten a little ink on the edge of the card stock when I was brayering, so trimming it took care of that issue.
  • I used the following colors for the frosting. I'll list them with the corresponding stamp number which is printed on the clear packaging with the stamp set.
    • Stamp #1 - Berry Burst Full Strength
    • Stamp #2 - Sweet Sugarplum Full Strength
    • Stamp #3 - Sweet Sugarplum Stamped Off Once
  • The colors for the frosting are:
    • Stamp #1 - Basic Gray Archival Full Strength
    • Stamp #2 - Smoky Slate Full Strength
    • Stamp #3 - Smoky Slate Stamped off Once
  • I placed a vertical line of Dotto on the circle to hold my ribbon in place until I added the cupcake using dimensionals.
  • The sequins are adhered with the awesome small glue dots that come with the Paper Pumpkin kits. They're perfect for sequins because they're not as thick as our mini glue dots.
  • I used a glue pen and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to add a little sparkle to the frosting.
  • "Wish" is adhered with Multipurpose glue.
Stamps:
Sweet Cupcake

Paper:
Berry Burst Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Whisper White Card Stock
     4-1/4x5-1/2 Trimmed down to 3-3/4x5
     4-1/4x2 Frosting and Wrapper
Silver Glimmer Paper
     3-3/4x1-3/4 "Wish"
Copy  Paper
     4-1/4x5-1/2 Mask

Ink:
Berry Burst Ink Pad
Sweet Sugarplum Ink Pad
Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad
Smoky Slate Ink Pad

Accessories:
Cupcake Cutouts Framelits
Layering Circles Framelits
Multipurpose Glue
Glue Dots from Paper Pumpkin Kit
Metallic Sequins (the retired batch...new configuration available)
1/8" Silver Ribbon
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Dimensionals
Sponge Brayers
Glue Pen (non SU)
Dotto (non SU)

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

45 Baby Thank You Cards - DONE!


My niece (in-law) reached out to me this week about making some thank you cards for her since she has a couple of baby showers coming up. I had already been thinking about making some for her and had this design in mind. When I asked how many she needs, she said 45 and I said...sure! I'll see her the first of August, so I was pretty sure I could complete them if I worked on them a little at a time over the next few weeks. Well, I actually surprised myself and finished them within a couple of days just working on them here and there.

It wouldn't have been possible without my MISTI! I used it to quickly stamp the greeting on each card. I also used it to stamp all of the onesies.

First, I placed a 4-1/2x6 inch piece of copy paper in my MISTI and stamped the image in the center. When you're using this method, be sure to NOT move the stamp from the MISTI lid. You need it to stay in the exact same spot so it'll stamp in the exact same place every time.


Next, I took a scrap piece of card stock and die cut a onesie. Using the negative piece of paper, I lined it up around the stamped image in my MISTI and used magnets to secure it to the base.


Then all I had to do was place my onesies that I cut from Whisper White card stock inside the template and stamp! As long as the turquoise card stock didn't move (which it didn't), it stamped correctly every time. Since this stamp has a large solid area, at times I need to stamp twice...no problem since the die cut piece fit right back in the template.

I would have obsessed over lining up the stamped image with the framelit if I had stamped first and then cut. This took the guesswork out of it. In addition, I was able to cut my pieces for each card...the "blank" onesie, flower and hanger...with one pass through the Big Shot. That was the most difficult part because my back and neck get sore these days from too much bending over the Big Shot. I put it on the kitchen counter which helped to have it up a little higher and I did about 10 passes at a time so I could take a break in between.

It just couldn't have worked out better. In addition to completing them so quickly, I only used supplies that I have on hand. I had some of our Whisper White note cards but not quite enough, so I cut the extras from our Thick Whisper White card stock. I have a LOT of extra note card envelopes from my pre-MISTI days when I'd goof up the note cards and toss them so I'm covered on that front, too.

Stamps:
Something for Baby (Retired)
One Big Meaning

Paper
Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
Thick Whisper White CS
     5x7 Note Cards (Extras)
Whisper White CS
     2-1/4x2-3/4 Onesie
Daffodil Delight Card Stock
     Scrap for Flower
Silver Foil Sheet
     Scrap for Hanger

Ink:
Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad
Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad

Accessories:
Baby's First
Rhinestones
Multipurpose Glue

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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Monday, July 3, 2017

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Has your wish list grown since the new catalog came out? Then treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every $50 US/$60 CAN you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 US/$6 CAN Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!

The details....
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • During August, Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits, Demonstrator Supply Items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.
Happy shopping!
Beth

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Tranquil Tulips Birthday


Inspiration:  My inspiration came from Rick's beautiful card.  I was drawn to his color combination of Tangerine Tango and Peekaboo Peach. I changed my version up just a little.

Tips:
  • I used a stamp from Timeless Textures to stamp around the edge of the Tangerine Tango layer to give it a little more interest. I tend to forget I even have that stamp set.
  • The greeting is adhered with dimensionals.  I cut them in half and put a couple at the top and bottom of the label so they wouldn't be on top of the twine. 
  • If I make any more of these, I'll adhere the large layer with dimensionals or maybe glue dots to raise it up just a little to allow for the bulk the twine creates.
Stamps:
Tranquil Tulips
Timeless Textures
Made for You (Retired)

Paper:
Peekaboo Peach Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Tangerine Tango Card Stock
     3-3/4x5 Large Layer
Whisper White Card Stock
     3-31/2 x 4-3/4 Large Layer
     Scrap for Greeting

Ink:
Peekaboo Peach Ink Pad
Tangerine Tango Ink Pad
Wild Wasabi Ink Pad
Soft Suede Ink Pad

Accessories:
Lots of Labels Framelits
Baker's Twine (leftovers...it's either Tangerine Tango or Pumpkin Pie)
Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Daisy Delight Praying for You


This is one of several cards I made for a customer who needed some get well cards.  It's not a typical color combination that I would use, but I think it works okay.

Tips:
  • The DSP was my starting point, so I built the color scheme around it. Daffodil Delight is listed as one of the colors used in the DSP pack, but I thought So Saffron worked better with this particular pattern.
  • It's impossible to see in the picture, but I used Wink of Stella on the flower center.
  • The bow is adhered with a rolled up glue dot.
  • The daffodils are glued together with multipurpose glue which is what I also used to attach them to the card.
Stamps:
Daisy Delight Stamp Set (available in a bundle soon)
Blessings from Heaven (retired)

Paper:
Tranquil Tide Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
So Saffron Card Stock
     4x5-1/4 Large Layer
Whisper White Card Stock
     3-3/4x5 Layer
     3-1/2x7 Strip for Two Daisies
Delightful Daisy DSP
     3-3/4x1 Tranquil Tide Strip
     3-3/4x2-1/2 Swirly Design

Ink:
So Saffron Ink Pad
Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad

Accessories:
Daisy Punch (available in a bundle soon)
Gold Cording (leftover from somewhere?)
Clear Wink of Stella
Mini Glue Dots
Multipurpose Glue

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jar of Love Get Well


Inspiration:  I CASE'd myself. LOL  Remember this note card?  I needed a get well card, but I didn't want to have to come up with a new idea. Sometimes that can be the most difficult part of making a card. So, I turned the note card into an A2 card.

Tips:
  • The flowers and greeting are adhered with dimensionals.  I used multipurpose glue for the bow.
  • In order to have an even edge all the way around the main image, the Whisper White paper is 3-1/2x4-3/4 inches instead of the note card size of 3-1/2x5 inches.
Stamps:
Jar of Love
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:
Peekaboo Peach Card Stock
     5-1/2x8-1/2 Card Base
Whisper White Card Stock
     3-1/2x4-3/4 Main Image
     Scraps for Flowers, Bow and Greeting
Soft Sky DSP from an Old DSP Stack
     4-1/4x2 (I think it's 2 inches...I no longer have the card, so I'm estimating)

Ink:
Peekaboo Peach Ink Pad
Calypso Coral Ink Pad
Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad
Soft Sky Ink Pad
Smoky Slate Ink Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Accessories:
Everyday Jars Framelits
Bunch of Banners Framelits
Dimensionals
Multipurpose Glue

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tranquil Tulips Thinking of You Card


This is my favorite stamp set in the new catalog!  It's so easy to use but creates such a beautiful image.  This card is just about as simple as you can get. Some sequins or enamel dots would step it up, but I think it works without them, too.

I used Sweet Sugarplum ink for the tulips. I didn't even stamp off for the lighter part.  When I stamped the highlight, it automatically looks darker because it's stamped over the original layer.

Since this is a hostess set, it's definitely worth saving up your wishlist until you can order enough to qualify for hostess benefits ($150 US).

Stamps:
Tranquil Tulips
Rose Wonder

Paper:
Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock
     5-1/2x8-1/2 Card Base
Whisper White Card Stock
     5x3-3/4 Main Image

Ink:
Sweet Sugarplum Ink Pad
Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Accessories:  None

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Best Birds Birthday


Inspiration:  My plan was to CASE this card I saw on the Stampin4Fun blog.  I loved the color combination on the original card and the fact that the bird didn't have to be colored in. Once I started playing around with the set, I decided to add my own spin to it by changing the colors and the overall layout.

Tips:
There are several pieces to die cut, but other than that, it's pretty straight forward. It's hard to see in the picture, but I used dimensionals behind the main image.  I used multipurpose glue to attach the bird and the flowers.

Stamps:
Best Birds

Paper:
Berry Burst Card Stock
     5-1/2x8-1/2 Card Base
Basic Gray Card Stock
     3-3/8x5-5/8 Layer
Whisper White Card Stock
     3-1/4x3-1/2 Main Image
     3-1/4x2-1/2 Bird
     Scraps for Flowers

Ink:
Berry Burst Ink Pad
Smoky Slate Ink Pad
Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad

Accessories:
Birds & Blooms Thinlits
Dimensionals
Multipurpose Glue

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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