Nailed It & Hexagons Birthday Card

May 5, 2017

This is a great stamp set along with the matching dies for a few of the males in my family – I’ve used it several times – and we also made this card in a class last month. Another set on the retiring list!

Nailed It, Hexagons photo Nailed It Hexagon Crushed Curry Sahara Sand Basic Grey 01_zpsq665zbez.jpg

Card: Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Basic Gray
Stamp Pads: Archival – Basic Black
Stamps: Nailed It, Sweet Cupcake
Other: Layering Squares framelits, Build It framelits, Bunch of Banners framelits, Urban Underground embellishments, Hexagons embossing folder, Watercolor pencils

Beehive Spinner Card

May 3, 2017

I had so much fun with the spinner cards I made as swaps for On Stage back in November and then again in class, that I had to make another one. My little niece is getting this one for her birthday.

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Card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry
Stamp Pads: Archival – Basic Black, So Saffron
Stamps: Shooting Star, Sweet Cupcake
Framelits: Sliding Star, Bunch of Banners
Embossing Folders: Hexagons
Punches: 3/4″ Circle
Other: Watercolor pencils, blender pen, dimensionals, Wink of Stella – clear

Botanical Builder & Detailed Floral

May 1, 2017

Almost no stamping on this elegant card we made for a class earlier in the year:

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Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Basic Black
Stamp Pads: Real Red
Stamps: Birthday Blooms
Other: Botanical Builder framelits, Tags & Labels framelits, Elegant Dots embossing folder

I made this card using the Botanical Bloom framelits again – alas, they are retiring! – but with the Detailed Floral thinlits for a friend:

Detailed Floral, Botanical Builder Birthday Card photo Detailed Floral Botanical Builder - Bermuda Bay Jean 03_zpsfcqkbkgx.jpg

Card: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Basic Black
Stamp Pads: Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Special Reason
Other: Detailed Floral thinlits, Botanical Builder framelits, Classic Label punch

Balloon Pop-Up & Shaker Card

April 29, 2017

Sorry to see the Balloon Pop-Up dies and stamps on the retiring list – I was hoping they would be in the new catalogue (out in June) as there’s a lot you can do with the dies. These were a couple of cards we made in class, the first using the die to make a pop-out inside and the other as a front for a shaker card.

The front:

Balloon Pop-Up (Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise) photo Balloon Pop-up Bermuda Bay Pacific Point Tempting Turquoise Silver_zpsfjktcjy5.jpg

and inside:

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Card: Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Silver glimmer paper, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Stamp Pads: Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise
Stamps: Birthday Bright, Thoughtful Banners
Other: Balloon Pop-Up thinlits, Duet Banner punch

The shaker card:

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Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Gold foil
Stamp Pads: Memento – Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Blooms & Wishes
Other: Balloon Pop-Up thinlits, foam adhesive strips, gold glitter, red & gold sequins (non-SU!)

Love You Lots & Fabulous Flora

April 28, 2017

Some cards made with a couple of the retiring hostess sets – Love You Lots and Fabulous Flora.

First, a simple birthday card and an engagement card:

Love You Lots Elephant, Festive (Cherry Cobbler) photo Love You Lots Elepahent Festive emb folder Cherry Cobbler Whisper White_zpstnnboqju.jpg

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Cherry Cobbler, Stazon – Black, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride
Stamps: Love You Lots (hostess), Balloon Celebration
Other: Festive embossing folder (also retiring)

Love You Lots Hedgehogs, Happy Heart (Cherry Cobbler) photo Love You Lots Hedgehogs Congratulations Happy Heart emb folder Cherry Cobbler Whisper White_zpse9asadnr.jpg

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Cherry Cobbler, Stazon – Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red, Old Olive
Stamps: Love You Lots (hostess), Balloon Celebration
Other: Happy Heart embossing folder

This next card is a magic window card; I remember making some of these cards years ago for my daughter and nieces when they were quite young! Magic Window cards are much easier to make with photopolymer stamps.

The front:

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then pull up for the magic!

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Fabulous Flora Magic Card - revealed photo Fabulous Flora Magic Card Kraft Whisper White Flirty Flamingo Old Olive Crumb Cake - revealed 01_zpsnodgcory.jpg

Card: Kraft, Whisper White, DSP (retired), acetate
Stamp Pads: Stazon – Black, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive
Stamps: Fabulous Flora (hostess), Timeless Textures, Floral Phrases, Balloon Celebration
Other: Tags & Labels framelits (also retiring), aqua painter, linen thread, dimensionals

Inside the Lines and Watercolor Pencils

April 27, 2017

This was another easy card, CASEd from a card we had as a Make & Take at November’s On Stage and using the Inside the Lines DSP from Sale-a-bration. I love using the new(ish!) watercolor pencils with a blender pen – so smooth.

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Card: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Inside the Lines DSP (SAB)
Stamp Pads: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Sweet Sugarplum
Stamps: Blooms & Wishes, Balloon Celebration
Other: Watercolor pencils, burlap ribbon, ruched ribbon – Sweet Sugarplum

Retiring Traveler

April 26, 2017

Another previously unposted card from last year with a couple of retiring stamp sets – Traveler and Gorgeous Grunge. I’ve used these sets together frequently for male cards and this was a very quick and easy card.

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Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Cajun Craze
Stamp Pads: Stazon – Black, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Traveler, Gorgeous Grunge
Other: “C” clear block

Up & Away Watercolor Wash

April 24, 2017

Another of the sets from the Occasions catalogue and another easy card:

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Card: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Gold foil
Stamp Pads: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Watercolor Wash, Lift Me Up
Other: Up & Away thinlits

Retiring Botanical Builder

April 23, 2017

There are always a few favourites I’m sad to see go when the retirement list is announced, though there are always others to take their place when the new catalogue comes out! Botanical Builder framelits have certainly been a favourite of mine, so I thought I’d post some of the cards I’d made with them over the last year but which I hadn’t posted to my blog.

 photo Pauline - Botanical Builder Matchbox Card Blushing Bride Mossy Meadow Old Olive Soft Sky Soft Suede_zpsywhcdefh.jpg

Card: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Stamp Pads: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Pool Party
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (also retiring), Sincere Salutations (retired)
Framelits: Botanical Builder
Thinlits: Rose Garden
Embossing Folders: Elegant Dots (also retiring)
Other: dimensionals, Rhinestones

A shadow box I made for a gift:

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Card: Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Black, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (also retiring)
Other: Botanical Builder framelits

Botanical Builder & Boho Chic 40th Birthday photo Steph - Botanical Builder Striped Scallop Lots of Labels Pink Pirouette Vanilla Crumb Cake Old Olive Blushing Bride 01_zps8wei9egz.jpg

Card: Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Stamp Pads: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Stamps: Timeless Textures, Papillon Potpourri (also retiring)
Framelits: Lots of Labels (retired), Botanical Builder
Thinlits: Striped Scallop (retired)
Embossing Folders: Boho Chic (also retiring)
Punches: Bitty Butterfly (also retiring)
Other: dimensionals, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlits (retired), sponge daubers, Wink of Stella – clear

 photo Botanical Builder Botanical Gardens DSP Banner diesCrushed Curry Cajun Craze black_zpsojjdnln6.jpg

Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Botanical Gardens DSP (retired)
Stamp Pads: Cajun Craze
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners (retired)
Framelits: Botanical Builder, Banner (also retiring), Bitty Banners (retired)
Other: tape or glue, sponge

Special Reason Birthday Wishes

April 22, 2017

Another class card, this stamp set and the matching dies are also on the retiring list, along with the retiring In Color Watermelon Wonder – I’ll miss this one a little, though the new In Colors look lovely.

Special Reason (Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake) photo Special Reason Watermelon Wonder Calypso Coral Daffodil Delight Old Olive_zpsdzamdlq6.jpg

Card: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stamp Pads: Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Special Reason, Gorgeous Grunge, Avant Garden (SAB)
Other: Stylish Stems framelits, Balloon Pop-Up thinlits