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Sunset Cruise

December 3, 2022

on the Thomson River at Longreach. We love doing this cruise with the Outback Pioneers. Always so much fun. I cut a piece of Basic White 12″ x 12″ card to 10″ x 10″. I used one of the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks, a Blending Brush and Bermuda Bay ink to add decorate the panel before attaching it to Basic White 12″ x 12″ card. I attached my photos to Basic Black card before attaching them to the page. I printed my title onto Basic White card and used my Paper Snips to cut it out. I also printed the extra title onto Basic White card and used one of the banners from the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut it out. It makes me a little sad to know that one of the entertainers has since passed away. I am sure he will be missed.

I love how this page turned out, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Framed Christmas

December 2, 2022

Today’s card once again uses the Fancy Frames Dies which I shared on my Facebook Live this week. For this card, I embossed Soft Sea Foam card using the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Shaded Spruce card. I cut the leafy frame from Basic White card to which I had attached Adhesive Sheet.

I stamped the large solid tree from the Trees For Sale stamp set onto the central Basic White panel using Soft Sea Foam ink. I stamped the detailed tree from the Trees For Sale stamp set over the top using Shaded Spruce ink. I attached the leafy frame to the embossed Soft Sea Foam card before attaching the stamped Basic White rectangle.

I stamped the greeting from the Trees For Sale stamp set onto Basic White card using Shaded Spruce ink and cut it out using my Paper Snips. The greeting is attached across the leafy frame. To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the large solid tree from the Trees For Sale stamp set onto Basic White card using Soft Sea Foam ink. I stamped the detailed tree over the top using Shaded Spruce ink.

Such fun dies to play with and I just know that I will be using them a lot in the future.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Peace & Joy

December 1, 2022

This week in my Facebook Live, I shared some cards I made using the Fancy Frames Dies. These are stand alone dies in the current Annual Catalogue and were one of the products you could buy at a reduced price during the Seasonal Sale in November (15th to 18th). They are really pretty dies and I had fun creating using them. Today’s card uses the leaf die from the Fancy Frames Dies which I cut from Basic White card to which I had added Adhesive Sheet. I cut a piece of Fitting Florets 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and coloured the berries using the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend. I attached the coloured Designer Series Paper to scored and folded Thick Basic White card.

The central panel in the die comes as a separate piece and I stamped the greeting from the Framed & Festive stamp set onto the panel using Real Red ink. I attached the outer die cut to the designer series paper and then the central piece with the greeting. I stamped the floral bouquet from the Framed Florets stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I coloured the image using Real Red and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. I cut out the bouquet using the co-ordinating Framed Florets Die and attached it to the card front using dimensionals. I added an Iridescent Pearl to the centre of each of the flowers. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Framed & Festive stamp set onto Basic White card using Real Red ink. I stamped the flower from the Framed Florets stamp set beside the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I covered the stamped image with a mask and stamped the leaf from the same stamp set using the same ink. I coloured the flower using the Real Red Stampin’ Blends and the leaf using the Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends.

I think this is a really pretty Christmas card, don’t you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Another Round

November 29, 2022

for your birthday. A really good friend of Ron & I celebrated his birthday recently and this is the card I made for him. I followed some instructions from Sherry Roth to create this fancy fold. You can find her card and instructions here. I cut the card bases from Early Espresso card. The large card base has the front panel cut on the diagonal. I added layers of Sahara Sand card to the inside of the large card base and on the diagonal panel. I layered He’s The Man 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper onto each of these panels, before attaching the smaller card base onto the large inside panel. I stamped the greeting from the Brewed For You stamp set onto Basic White card using Early Espresso ink.

I embossed the stamped Basic White card using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. The embossed panel is attached to a piece of Sahara Sand and then to the card front. I stamped the glass and froth images from the Brewed For You stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I coloured the images using the Dark and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends before cutting out the images using the co-ordinating Brewed Dies. I attached the glass and froth images to the front panel. To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the greeting from the Framed Florets stamp set onto Basic White card using Early Espresso ink.

Thank you Sherry for the inspiration to create this fun card. I hope our friend likes it as much as I do.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Day

November 26, 2022

My youngest daughter and her family visited us for the day recently. It was a nice day and the best part was watching the kids play in the pool and the backyard. Once upon a time when they were all much younger they used to visit almost every day (they also lived around the corner then). To begin this page I attached a piece of Hues of Happiness 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper down the left hand side of a Basic White 12″ x 12″ page.

I embossed a strip of Granny Apple Green card using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and attached it over the Designer Series Paper. I embossed a larger piece of Pool Party card, embossed it using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and attached it over the right hand edge of the embossed Granny Apple Green card. I cut a circle from Gorgeous Grape card and embossed it using the Hive 3d Embossing Folder and attached it to the upper right hand corner of the page.

I attached the two photos to Night of Navy card before attaching them to the page, overlapping them slightly. I printed my journaling onto Basic White card, attached it to Night of Navy card and then the page. I cut the title from Basic White card using the now retired Playful Alphabet Dies and attached it to the embossed Gorgeous Grape circle. I stamped the umbrella, ball and goggle images from the long retired Day at the Beach stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends to colour the images. I cut out the images and attached them to the bottom of the journaling panel. I really love how bright and happy this page is, don’t you. I know that I use a lot of retired stamps and dies on my pages, but you know, when you scrapbook, you just can’t give away something you just might use!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Christmas Wreath

November 24, 2022

This week on my Facebook Live I shared some cards I made using the Cottage Wreaths Bundle and today I have another one for you. I found this gift card holder on Pinterest, however it doesn’t link to a tutorial so I decided to have a play and create something similar. I cut my card bases from Thick Basic White card and added layers of the Boughs of Holly 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to the large card Base.

I punched the edge of the gift card pocket using the Label Me Lovely Punch before add Multipurpose glue down the sides only. I attached a narrow strip of Designer Series Paper down the right hand side of the inside of the small card base before attaching it to the large card base.

I stamped the wreath image from the Cottage Wreaths stamp set onto Basic White card using Evening Evergreen. I stamped the greeting from the same stamp set into the centre of the wreath using Real Red ink. I attached the panel to Evening Evergreen card and then the front of the small folded panel. I cut a bow from Real Red card using the Country Wreath’s Die. I added the die to the stamped wreath. To represent berries I added some Red Rhinestones. I also added one Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the bow. Such a simple idea but a great way to give a gift card this Christmas.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Framed Birthday

November 22, 2022

Today I am sharing a card I made for a friend who celebrated her birthday at the beginning of October. I followed some instructions you can find on Lyn Dunn’s blog to create this card. She also has a video and a free downloadable tutorial. I cut my card base from Evening Evergreen card and embossed the small section at the front using the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder.

I cut the second card base from Smoky Slate card and added an Evening Evergreen panel to the front before attaching it inside the base. I embossed a piece of Basic White card using the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder and attached it to the Evening Evergreen panel. I attached a length of Gold Simply Elegant Trim to the card front using a dimensional.

I cut two floral images from the Fitting Florets 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and attached them over the Gold Simply Elegant Trim using dimensionals. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set onto Basic White card using Evening Evergreen ink. I cut out the greeting using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

The greeting is attached to an Evening Evergreen rectangle cut using the same dies. I attached the greeting to the embossed panel on the card base using dimensionals along the lower edge only. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached another flower I cut from the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper to the lower left hand corner of Basic White card. I love how this turned out. I have tried to create this type of card before but have not succeeded, so I am very grateful to Lynn for her instructions. I’d love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Most Wonderful Time

November 19, 2022

Today I am sharing a page I created using the Santa Express Memories & More card pack. If you love to create quickly and easily then Memories & More card packs are your best go to. I don’t have any photos to add to this page yet but I am sure that over the coming months, there will be lots of Christmas memories created. I attached a piece of Early Espresso card to a Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I attached one 6″ x 4″ and two 3″ x 4″ Santa Express Memories and More cards to the Early Expresso card. I added Basic White card where I will place my photos. My page is ready to go all I need are the photos and some journaling. Easy! What do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Special Delivery

November 17, 2022

Today’s card uses the Santa Express suite of products to create a slim card. This is a really fun product suite to use with great images in the Santa’s Delivery stamp set and co-ordinating Santa’s Train Dies. The Santa Express 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper is gorgeous and has some great images which you can cut out using the Santa’s Train Dies. I began by using a Blending Brush to add Coastal Cabana ink across a panel of Basic White card. I die cut Soft Suede card using the train track die from the Santa’s Train Dies. I attached this across the bottom of the coloured Basic White card. I embossed two pieces of Basic White card using the mountain folder from the Charming Landscapes Embossing Folders.

I cut around the top of the mountains and layered up the pieces to cover the length of the Basic White card. I made sure to butt the bottom of the embossed pieces up against the top of the die cut train track. I stamped the images from the Santa’s Delivery stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also added greetings from the Santa’s Delivery stamp set onto the side of the two carriages using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the images using Ivory, Real Red, Old Olive, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Basic Black, Soft Suede and Light Smoky Slate ink.

I die cut all of the pieces and attached them to the card front using dimensionals. The tree and present images are attached separately. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped “Merry Christmas” from the Santa’s Delivery Stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the candy cane image from the Santa’s Delivery stamp set across the bottom of the Basic White card also using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend to colour the candy canes. I am so happy with the way this card turned out. In fact I am very happy with all the product I have used from this amazing Product Suite.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Cheers To You

November 15, 2022

My son-in-law recently celebrated his birthday and today I am sharing his card with you. I followed a video by Lisa Curcio to create this fancy fold card. You can find her video here. I cut my card base pieces from Sahara Sand card and used the He’s The Man 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to decorate the panels. I stamped a greeting from the Whiskey Business stamp set onto Basic White card using Early Espresso ink and attached the panel to the inside of the card.

I cut Basic White card using one of the frames from the Framed Florets Dies. I stamped the greeting from the Whiskey Business stamp set onto the top of the Basic White oval using Early Espresso ink. I only inked the word “Cheers” the first time and then “to you” the second time so that I could space the words how I wanted.

I stamped the “lime” image from the Whiskey Business stamp set onto the oval using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using the Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the glass image from the Whiskey Business stamp set twice onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using the So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I cut out the glass images and attached them to the stamped oval. The oval is attached to the centre of the card front. I really love how this card turned. Thank you Lisa for your instructions. I must admit I will have to play with this one to convert the directions to fit our A4 card. I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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