Thursday, January 7, 2021

Comfort and Hope - Card For Comfort

This card was made intended to be a card for comfort and hope for someone going through hard and difficult times.  I've also thought that it could be used for a masculine birthday card just by changing the greetings on the card face and inside.  
This card used Pretty Peacock and White card stock as the card base and liner.  The stamp set that was used is Stampin' Up!'s Comfort and Hope stamp set with inks of Pretty Peacock, Soft Sea Foam, and Blushing Bride.  The Painted Texture embossing folder adds some interest to the liner, especially when brushed with the new blending brushed that Stampin' Up! offers in the new mini catalog.  The Tailored Tag punch provides a home for the card face greeting, but any punch can be used as long as it fits the stamp used.  Hope you like this easy but subtle and beautiful card.


All Things Fabulous Birthday Card

A feminine birthday card done in Highland Heather card stock with floral accents of Highland Heather and Melon Mambo. Stitched So Sweetly dies and Fabulous Floral dies are combined as shown to make this framed card face.  The stamp set are Stampin' Up!'s All Things Fabulous and Dragonfly Garden.  


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Art Gallery Stamp Set, 2021


This is a very simple but beautiful card to make to celebrate a birthday. Using Purple Posy as the card base, I added a Highland Heather liner and Designer Series Paper second liner. Stamped the Image of a flower trio from the Art Gallery stamp set twice with Purple Posy ink and colored the floral lines within the flower with Blends. Colored the stems and leaves with Old Olive Blends and added a simple bow, tying both flower bunches together.

Garden Wishes Stamp Set With Matching Dies, 2021

Garden Wishes, 2021

I never make a card in a square shape so I thought I'd try making one using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set. The dandelion flowers has four layers cut with the Dandy Wishes dies that match the stamp. Additional dandelion leaves enhanced the "bouquet" and with adding a couple of vellum floral images, the front of the card was made. I used Daffodil Delight as a card base with Old Olive cardstock liner and the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper is the center of attention.

Card Base - 4 1/4 x 8 1/2; Score at 4 1/4
Liner - Old Olive, 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
Liner - Daffodil Delight, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
Liner- Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper, 3 x 3
Vellum - cut two flower images from vellum as shown in the card.
Old Olive card stock- Cut four dandelion leaf images, two large and two small with dies
Basic White Card Stock- Stamp the single dandelion image on the card stock with black Memento ink and cut out with matching die.
Stamp bumble bee with Memento black ink on Basic White paper and color with Daffodil Delight Blend.

Cut two sets of dandelion flowers (four layers) from the Dandy Wishes Dies with Daffodil Delight card stock. Cut two flowers (second largest flower die) with the Daffodil Delight card stock. Take the single dandelion flower and add the two medium sized flower die over the stamped flower and adhere with glue tape. Assemble the die cut dandelion flowers and separate with dimensionals, layering on top of each other. Make two flowers. Assemble the flowers and the dandelion flower image in "bouquet' style and add the leaves and the vellum flowers. At the base of the assembled "bouquet" add a simple bow, tying the "bouquet" together. Add the bumble bee to the flower on a dimensional.


Saturday, November 7, 2020

Perfect Poinsettia

 This is a Christmas card featuring the beautiful poinsettia flower.  The flower is made from Whisper White card stock in 5 layers and accented by three pearls for the flower center.  I've added some sprigs done in White flocked card stock, Pear Pizzazz and Gold foil card stock.  Anchoring the flower is a gold label that was cut out with a die from Ornate Frames dies from gold foil paper.  All that you need to add is a beautiful wish for a Merry Christmas on the inside and you are ready to send this card to someone special on your card list.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Gnome For The Holiday

 Gnome For The Holiday Frame Project
This is a cute project to do and use as a home decor item or a gift to give someone special.  This is a 4 x 4 inch shadowbox frame that has stamped images that were handcut out and added in layers to three separate strips of cardstock which are attached to the sides of the frame.  I used the Gnome For the Holidays stamp set and created the tree and attached it to the back cover of the frame.  I then added strips of the images of the gnomes positioned so that each of them could be seen when looking into this diorama.  I added fairy lights to add some light to see the images more clearly and the battery pack from the lights was hot glued to the back side of the frame.  All in all it was a well received project for my classes for this Christmas 2020 season.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Partridge In A Pear Tree Christmas Card--Stampin' Up! Products Used

This is a cute card that begs the tune "Twelve Days Of Christmas"! The partridge in a pear tree is a great iconic visual of the Christmas holiday. Here is how I made this cute and easy Christmas card: 
 * All Things Fabulous Stamp Set (leaves)
 *Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper 
* Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set ( Partridge & Pears, Greeting)
* Wreath Builder Die set
 *Pear Pizzazz Cardstock * Wrapped In Christmas (Inside greeting)
 *Very Vanilla Cardstock 
* Life Is Beautiful (Tree, ground)
 *Pear Pizzazz Ink   *Early Expresso Ink
* Soft Suede Ink
 *Crumb Cake Ink 
* Stitched So Sweetly die (scalloped circle)
 *Hippo & Friends Die (stitched label)

1.  Cut Pear Pizzazz Card Stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and score at 4 1/4 inches; cut another piece 3 x 4 inches.
2.  Cut Very Vanilla Card Stock, 4 x 5 1/4 inches, cut 2.  Cut another piece 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches.
3.  Cut green checked designer series paper, 1 x 4 inches.
4.  Stamp "Merry Christmas" greeting on scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and cut out with scalloped circle die.
5.  Cut out background label from Pear Pizzazz card stock and glue to the back of the Merry Christmas label.
6.  Stamp the Very Vanilla card stock (2 3/4 x 3 3/4) with the tree in Soft Suede ink.  Add "ground" by                     stamping in Early Expresso ink.
7.  Add leaves by stamping with Pear Pizzazz ink throughout the tree branches.
8.  On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock, stamp with Pear Pizzazz ink and cut out 3 pear images and             use  the dies from the Wreath Builder die set.  Stamp the partridge in Crumb Cake ink and cut out the             image using the die from the same set.  Attach the partridge and pears to the card face with dimensionals.
9.  Take the stamped tree and attach the 4 x 3 inch pear pizzazz card stock to the back of the Very Vanilla              stamped piece as a liner.
10.  Take the 1 x 4 inch DSP and attach to the liner (4 x 5 1/4 Very Vanilla).  Attach the entire card face to the           card base.
11.  Take the Very Vanilla piece (4 x 5 /14) and stamp with "Christmas Blessings To You And Yours" with Pear         Pizzazz ink and attach to the inside of the card.  You are done!
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Happy ""Batty" Halloween Card


Here is a Halloween card that is sophisticated enough for any gobblin!  Using the lacy bat stamped images makes this card less kid-like and more adult-like in appeal.  I hope you enjoy the video below to explain how to put this card together.