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CARD: Itty Bitty Birthdays

Good Morning!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  

Today's card was made for the Case This Sketch Challenge.  I set out to use some of the retiring designer paper -- I have quite the stash!   This is from the Best Route pack:

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Simple was the word of the day!!  Colors came from the dsp itself:  Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch and Gray Granite.  The sentiment was stamped then cut out using the Big Shot and the retiring Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I cut the banner out twice -- once in Whisper White, and then again in Gray Granite for the "outline" piece!  The ribbon is tied around the middle piece--mini glue dots were used to hold the bow in place!

Here's the sketch used:

Enjoy!!  Have a great week!

 


CARD: Geared Up Garage

I really love this masculine set -- one of the best that Stampin' Up! has come out with!  This card was Case'd from Cindy at Heart's Delight Cards:

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My stamp ladies were so funny -- the instructions were to "stamp, cut, emboss" (meaning:  stamp the sentiment, cut out the large gear die and adhere it, then emboss it with the subtle embossing folder).   You could hear them all afternoon, whispering "stamp, cut, emboss" to themselves! haha!!  If they said it in the wrong order, someone would correct them!  

Have I mentioned how much fun this last stamp club was?!  The ladies are awesome!

Here are the supplies used:


CARD: Graceful Glass Vellum

And, here's another stamp club card from this month!  I CASE'd this card from Tammy Beard! Mary requested ideas using vellum, so I pulled out the Graceful Glass Vellum, but got stuck!  So I went to Pinterest and searched for ideas!  This card came up, and I thought it was perfect!  Thanks, Tammy, for the inspiration!!

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I used the Wood Textures Designer Paper for both the chair and the "sand".  We sponged Early Espresso ink over the "sand" to add some grainy-ness to it.  (not sure that's really a word, but you understand!)  I love it!  The vellum was colored in on the back side with Stampin' blends.

Here are all the supplies used on this card:


CARD: Let it Ride

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Measurements:

  • Old Olive card base: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 1/4”
  • Early Espresso: 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White: 3 ¼” x 5”

Instructions:

  1. Use Big Shot with the 2 ⅝” x 4” Rectangle Stitched Framelits to cut out rectangle from the Early Espresso cardstock.
  2. Place Early Espresso on the Whisper White cardstock for placement and stamp the horse through the frame using Memento ink.
  3. Stamp greeting through frame using Early Espresso ink.
  4. Use Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Bronze and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Markers to color horse.
  5. Use the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers to color the grass.
  6. Take a piece of Crumb Cake Nature’s Twine to tie a knot on the Early Espresso frame.
  7. Adhere Whisper White layer to Old Olive cardstock.
  8. Attach Early Espresso layer to card using Dimensionals.

CARD: Happy Tails

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Measurements:

  • Basic Black: 4” x 11”, scored and folded at 5-1/2” (card base)
  • Whisper White: 4-15/16” x 3-7/16” (it’s just a shade smaller than the Poppy Parade piece) + 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” square
  • Poppy Parade: 5” x 3-1/2”
  • Botanical Butterfly DSP: 5-1/2” x 4”

Instructions:

    1. Using Memento ink, stamp the dog onto the square piece of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the spots onto the dog using the same ink.
    2. Stamp the collar onto the dog using Poppy Parade ink.
    3. Punch the dog using the Dog Builder Punch. Set aside
    4. In the bottom right corner of the larger Whisper White rectangle, stamp the sentiment using Memento ink.
    5. Glue the Botanical Butterfly DSP to the card base using SNAIL.
    6. Glue the Whisper White cardstock to the Poppy Parade cardstock, making sure that you have a small Poppy Parade edge sticking out on the bottom and right sides. You shouldn’t be able to see the Poppy Parade on the left and top sides of the card.  Glue the entire layer to the upper left corner of the card base.
    7. Adhere the dog to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. His tail should be over the edge of the Whisper White cardstock, to help centre him over the sentiment.

CARD: Geared Up Garage.....again!

Good afternoon!!  I'm enjoying some warm coffee on this very cold afternoon -- it's 27 degrees here in Albuquerque!!  That is downright frigid for us!!  So, I'm staying in today, and getting things done around the house.

This is a card I created using the Fab Friday sketch as inspiration!  I really do like this car!  The whole stamp set is awesome, but I can't seem to get away from the car!!  I'll have to work on that this weekend! haha!

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Here's the sketch:
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And, all the fun stuff I used on today's card:


En Route

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Measurements:

  • Mango Melody card base: 11” x 4-1/4”, scored at 5-1/2” the folded in half plus pieces that are 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” and 4-1/2” x 4”
  • Blueberry Bushel: 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Whisper White: 3-1/2” x 4-3/4” plus scrap about 1” x 4”
  • Blueberry Bushel washi tape: about 3”

Instructions:

    1. Run Mango Melody card base through Maps Etc. Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder using Big Shot. Set aside.
    2. Trim three smaller cards out of the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack so two pieces are ½” wide on the long (4”) edge of the card and so one other pattern is ¾” wide. Using SNAIL adhere those on the Mango Melody scrap that is about 4-1/2” x 4” laying them down at an angle and making sure to leave a small gap between strips. Trim at an angle on one edge. Hold that piece down onto the larger Whisper White piece and mark it so you know how to trim the other end. Trim it.
    3. Holding that piece back down on the Whisper White align where you want the sentiment to go, ink with Blueberry Bushel and stamp. If you don’t adhere it first, you can always redo if your stamping goes awry. Once it looks right, adhere strip piece to Whisper White with SNAIL.
    4. Using Gray Granite stamp road map image onto Gray Granite cardstock and punch out with 1-3/4” Circle Punch. Using 2” Circle, punch Mango Melody. Using 2-3/8” circle die, cut out a circle from the Blueberry Bushel Memories & More card (it is the one with a white circle in the center). Adhere Gray Granite to Mango Melody with SNAIL. Adhere a strip of Blueberry Bushel Washi Tape across top of Gray Granite making sure to wrap it around back. Using SNAIL adhere that piece to the larger Blueberry Bushel circle.
    5. Stamp bicycles in Blueberry Bushel along bottom of the 4” Whisper White scrap. Trim so that it’s about ½” wide. Using Paper Snips trim to create an arrow. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere to top of circle piece.
    6. Adhere Whisper White larger piece to Blueberry Bushel base with SNAIL.
    7. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere circle to front of card so it is over the three diagonal strips. Also with Dimensionals, add Blueberry Bushel to card base.
    8. Apply Best Route Enamel Shapes to left of sentiment.

Blended Season, Fall

Today, I'm featuring a "fall" card using the Color Your Season bundle!  I love anything with leaves!!

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Measurements:   

  • Crumb Cake:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" (base card); 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Merry Merlot:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Cajun Craze & So Saffron:  scrap for die cut leaves

Instructions:

  1. Emboss the front panel using the Layered Leaves embossing folder & the Big Shot.
  2. Use the two largest framelits to cut out the frame in Merry Merlot cardstock. Cut one small leaf in Cajun Craze and one in So Saffron using the leaf die.
  3. Stamp leaves on Crumb Cake piece using Memento Black stamp pad. Shade leaves in Autumn colors using the Stampin' Blends and the Color Lifter.  Use the largest frame die to cut the Crumb Cake cardstock that you just colored.
  4. Place the Merry Merlot frame around the leaves using Mini Glue Dots. Add Dimensionals to the back and layer on to the embossed card front.  Add the two small leaves on the right side using Mini Glue Dots.