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It’s all about the shoes

May 23, 2017

I wanted to create a male card for my class at Beachmere this week and saw a card that had been created by Irenes Bastelzimmer who is a very talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  It was a cute card created back in 2012 with current Stampin Up!  So this is my version of her card which you can find on Pinterest as well.

I punched a narrow strip of Basic Black card using the Ticket Tear Border Punch and attached it behind one long edge of a piece of the now retired and sold out Urban Underground Designer Series paper.  The designer series paper is attached to the bottom of Very Vanilla card.  I stamped “thinking of you” from the Colourful Seasons stamp set (new to the 2017-2018 annual catalogue) above the designer series paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  (Now that I have posted this online, I think I stamped the greeting a little crooked – oh well.)  The stamped panel is attached to scored and folded Basic Black card.  I stamped the shoe image from the Guy Greetings stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The images are punched out using the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch and attached to Basic Black 1-3/8″ circles.  I attached the image circles to the left hand side of the card front.  The second circle has dimensionals under the top and the top image is attached using dimensionals only.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a piece of Basic Black punched with the Ticket Tear Border Punch behind one long edge of a narrow strip of the same designer series paper I used on the front of the card.  The panel is attached to Very Vanilla card.

A very simple card but one that I think most guys would like because it is so simple.  What do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Just Add Ink sketch challenge #360

May 22, 2017

I was looking for some inspiration to get me crafting and found the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink.  I love the High Tide stamp set which I thought would work well with this sketch.

I punched one edge of Crushed Curry card using the Ticket Tear Border Punch (from the soon to be released annual catalogue) and trimmed one end on an angle.  The punched card is attached to Whisper White card and then scored and folded Island Indigo card.  I cut Whisper White card using the largest circle in the Layering Circle Framelits Dies and stamped the water image from the High Tide stamp set across the bottom using Island Indigo ink.  I stamped the sand image above the water using Crushed Curry ink.  I sponged the top part of the circle using Soft Sky ink.  The water birds are stamped using Soft Suede ink and the birds in the sky are stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut Island Indigo card using the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies and attached the stamped circle before attaching to the left hand side of the card front.  I stamped the greeting from the High Tide stamp set onto Whisper White card using Soft Suede ink and punched it out using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  The greeting is attached to a Soft Suede 2″ circle and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the sand image using Crushed Curry ink and added the grass stamped in Always Artichoke.

I am pretty happy with this one, I always take a little while to get motivated if I have been out of the craft room for a couple of days, so it’s nice to create something I like.  Does that happen to you?  You go away to relax and while you’re away you miss crafting, then you get home and suddenly no mojo.  Thank heavens for sketch challenges and Pinterest!

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Lovely Card

May 20, 2017

Just recently I shared with you the scrapbook page we will be making at our Memory Keeping Class this month.  This is a very fluid kind of class where everyone is able to be creative in their own way.  One of the ladies who comes along is not a scrapbooker but loves making cards, so I decided to design two cards for her using the same Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection (sorry this one is already sold out but I’m sure you could do this with any of the Card Collections).

For this first card I embossed Soft Sky card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded A4 Thick Whisper White card.  I attached the 3″ x 4″ Hello Lovely Project Life Card to Soft Suede card and then the card front.  I stamped the greeting from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set onto Whisper White card using Peekaboo Peach ink and cut it out using an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit Die.  The greeting is attached to a Soft Suede scalloped oval cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and attached to the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside I attached Soft Sky card which is embossed using Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

The second card using the other two 3″ x 4″ Hello Lovely Project Life cards that were used on the 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page.  I flipped over the card which I used for the title on the scrapbook page and using the striped pattern on the reverse side.  The card is attached to Whisper White card and then scored and folded Soft Suede card.  I inked the greeting from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set using Soft Suede ink and stamped onto the other 3″ x 4″ card.  The card is attached to Soft Suede card and the the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside I used another 3″ x 4″ card from the collection and fussy cut out one of the flower images and attached it to the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card before attaching it to the inside of the card.

I think these are such lovely cards and so quick and easy to make using the Project Life Card Collections.  I am going to have to have a look at what is left in my stash and see what other cards I can create.

What about you, do you have some cards left over that you don’t need in your scrapbooking?  Why don’t you create a card and share it with me?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Something Old/Something New

May 19, 2017

This card today uses some of the beautiful but retiring Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper – something old, and the soon to be released Daisy Delight stamp set – something new.  This set contains a number of images but the gorgeous large flower has a matching punch.  So it is easy to create gorgeous flowers.

I attached a piece of the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper to the bottom of Whisper White card.  I used Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine to wrap around the card just above the Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful You stamp set using Cucumber Crush ink (retiring in-colour).  I also stamped the leaves from the Daisy Delight stamp set onto the left hand side using Cucumber Crush ink.  The solid leaf is stamped once onto scrap paper first to give a lighter impression.  The outline is stamped over the top without stamping off so that you get the variation on the colour.  The Whisper White card is attached to scored and folded Cucumber Crush card.  I stamped the large daisy flower three times onto Watermelon Wonder card (retiring in-colour) using Watermelon Wonder ink and punched out the image using the matching Daisy Punch.  I attached the flowers together making sure to stagger the petals and attached it to the card front using a dimensional.  I added one of the new Silver Faceted Gems to the centre of the flower.  These are so pretty, I’m sure you are going to love them.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves onto the bottom left hand corner and the top right hand corner of the Whisper White card.  I also added a strip of the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the stamped card.

I am loving the combination of old and new, but of course that is only until all the new is released.  It’s a hard time of the Stampin’ Up! year to be creating.  Sometimes everything you go to use is retired and then you start wishing that you already had some of the product from the new catalogue.

I will let you in on a little secret – I wasn’t going to stamp the leaves on the top right hand corner of the inside of the card, but I made a mark with my finger and decided that rather than start again, I would cover the spot with a few more leaves.  I like the way it looks and I am happy I didn’t have to start again.  I’m sure you know the feeling!

Hope you are stay safe during the current rain event in Australia.

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Flirty Flamingo

May 18, 2017

Although that’s not the colour I used I love the title anyway.   I saw an old challenge on the Global Design Project challenge and decided to use the layout to create this card.  I started by cutting a piece of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series paper (retired) on an angle and layering it onto Basic Black card.  The panel is attached to Whisper White card and I added two rows of Pop of Pink Washi Tape across the top of the designer series paper.  The Whisper White card is attached to scored and folded Basic Black card.  I stamped the flamingo from the Pop of Paradise stamp set onto Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink.  I stamped the leaves all around the flamingo using Old Olive ink.  Stamping several times without re-inking.  I attached the stamped card to Basic Black card and then the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punched it out using the 1″ circle punch.  The greeting is attached to a 1-1/4″ Melon Mambo circle and then a 1-3/8″ circle of Basic Black before being attached to the card front.  I did use half a dimensional under the right hand side of the greeting circle.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the leaf image across the bottom of Whisper White card.  Once more stamping several times without re-inking.

This is probably not the kind of card I would usually make, but sometimes we need to push ourselves outside our crafting boundaries.   In any case, I really love the end result.  I think it is a fun and happy card, perfect for someone’s birthday, don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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April Thank You

May 16, 2017

This is the card I sent out to my customers who placed orders during April.  It’s a mix of old and new.  I really love the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and will be sad to see it go.  I couldn’t help pairing it with the gorgeous Eastern Medallion Thinlit Dies.  I attached strips of the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series paper in varying widths and lengths across Whisper White card.  I attached the Whisper White card to Gold Foil card and then scored and folded Basic Black card.  Using the Eastern Medalllion Thinlit Dies I cut Gold Foil card and attached it to the card front.  I cut the smaller die from Melon Mambo card and attached it to the centre of the Gold Foil medallion.  I stamped the greeting onto Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink and punched it out using the 1″ Circle Punch.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside I attached a narrow strip of Basic Black card behind one long edge of the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper before attaching to Whisper White card.

I really love the combination of the Specialty Designer Series paper, Eastern Medallion Thinlits and the Gold Foil card.  It is really pretty and I hope that my customers liked it.

I would really love to hear what you think.  Why don’t you leave me a comment, I love reading them.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 15, 2017

I hope that all of you who are Mother’s had a wonderful day yesterday being spoilt by the ones you love.  I know I was.

Here is the card I made my Mum for Mother’s Day.  You can tell that I am still loving using up my designer series paper, this one uses the beautiful Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (unfortunately sold out) – it also helps that I am truly attracted to blues!  I must apologise that so many products on this card are sold, but once the retiring list comes out things disappear quickly.

I attached a strip of the Floral Boutique Designer Series paper to the bottom of Whisper White card.  I wrapped the card just above the Designer Series Paper with Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine (retiring and sold out) about 5 times.  The ends of the twine are secured on the back.  I stamped the greeting which comes from the Crazy About You stamp set (retiring) using Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the flower from the Floral Boutique stamp set (not retiring – YAY!) onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink and cut it out.  I attached it to the top left hand corner of the card.  I know it seems crazy to stamp an image, cut it out and then not use dimensionals etc, but the simple fact that it is cut out, actually gives it so much more dimension.  The Whisper White card is attached to scored and folded Night of Navy card before I attached the bow tied with the Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a strip of the same designer series paper across the bottom of Whisper White card.  Once more I wrapped the card just above the designer series paper using the Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine.

Simple, but so pretty, don’t you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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