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More Enjoy Life

August 19, 2019

Recently I shared a card with you that I made using the Enjoy Life stamp set.  I loved the layout and decided to create a couple more cards using the same format.  The first card uses Crushed Curry ink and cardstock along with the Enjoy Life stamp set and the Bokeh Dots stamp set.  This time I used a separate piece of Whisper White card to add the greeting and image from the Enjoy Life stamp set to the inside of the card.  Don’t you think this is an awesome sentiment?  I love it!

The second card uses Soft Sea Foam ink and cardstock along with the Enjoy Life stamp set and the Bokeh Dots stamp set. This card also uses a separate piece of Whisper White card to add the image from the Enjoy Life stamp set and the greeting from the Colourful Seasons stamp set.  Unfortunately my photograph doesn’t show up just how pretty this card it.  My apologies.

I  think they all turned out lovely, don’t you?  I enjoyed using the Enjoy Life stamp set to create these cards and hopefully I will be using it more in the future.  Here are all three cards for your enjoyment.

I’d love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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50 Years

August 17, 2019

Today’s page showcases a photo of my Mum and Dad at their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration.  We had a really lovely day at a beautiful restaurant out the back of Mullumbimby (Northern NSW).  The layout was inspired by a sketch challenge at Freshly Made.  I cut a piece of Basic Black card and attached it to the top left hand corner of the page.  I cut the numbers (retired Numbers Dies) and letters (retired Large Letters Dies) from Whisper White card.  I also cut the floral image from the Well Written Dies from Whisper White card.  I cut the tiny flowers from Real Red card using the Well Written DiesI attached two real red flowers on top of each other, staggering the petals and then attached them over the flowers on the die cut.  I also added a Basic Rhinestone to the centre of the flowers.  I cut two pieces Real Red card the same size as the Basic Black card and embossed them using the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder.  I attached the embossed squares around the Basic Black square.  I attached the photo to Basic Black card and attached it to the page.  The only other embellishment is the handwritten date.  Again this is a simple page, but I love this photo of Mum and Dad and wanted it to be the focus.  I am so lucky they are still alive and well 15 years on.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Here’s to a Merry Christmas

August 16, 2019

Whilst still waiting for my Holiday Catalogue pre-order to arrive, I decided to create another Christmas Card using the supplies I already have.  I must say that I didn’t have may stamp sets to work with.  I had seen other Christmas Cards made using the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and thought that I would give it a try.  I coloured the flowers in the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper using the Cherry Cobbler Blends.  The background and the leaves are already coloured, so it’s not as much colouring as you would think.  My piece of Designer Series Paper was already chopped (#loveitchopit) so I only had to cut it in half.   I cut a strip of Cherry Cobbler card using the Delicate Lace Dies and attached the edge behind one long edge of one half of the Designer Series Paper.  I attached the Designer Series Paper to Whisper White card embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder before wrapping the top of the Designer Series Paper with Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Cherry Cobbler card.  I stamped the greeting from the First Frost stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The greeting is cut out using the  Layering Ovals Dies and attached to a Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval cut using the same dies.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I tied a bow in another length of the Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon and attached it to the greeting panel using a Mini Glue Dot.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped “merry Christmas” from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cherry Cobbler ink.

Since I had two pieces of Designer Series Paper, I created another card in exactly the same manner using Mossy Meadow ink and card as well as Silver 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon.

I think they turned out really lovely, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Gatefold Card

August 15, 2019

I must admit I have never really been drawn to making these cards, because you need to be pretty exact with your scoring and folding, but a quick tip shared with demonstrators by Elizabeth Shannon made it easy.  She recommends only scoring one side really well and just a light score for the second side of your card, that way you can line up the edges of the card in the middle and then create a hard score.  Result – a perfect match in the middle, even if I do say so myself!  I wanted to create this card to use in my classes at Beachmere.  The ladies have been enjoying creating different types of cards and they also love getting their template and instructions so that they can re-create the fancy fold at home.  I cut the base card and the belly band from Mossy Meadow card.   I attached pieces of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper to each of the small panels on the front of the card.   The panel in the middle I stamped using the greeting from Magnolia Blooms and Mossy Meadow ink.  I also stamped the small flower from the same stamp set beside the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the flower using Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.  As I said I cut the belly band from Mossy Meadow card and added a layer of Whisper White which I embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  Who would have thought that this rather plain looking embossing folder could become such a favourite of mine.  I wrapped the belly band around the card to create the score lines and then joined it in the middle (at the front) using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  I stamped the large flower from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the flower using Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the flower using a Layering Circle Die and attached it to a Mossy Meadow scalloped circle cut using the same dies.  The image panel is attached over the join in the belly band on the front of the card.

I am very happy with the way this card turned out, so I am sure I will be making more of these in the future.  You are probably wondering where to find the Magnolia Blooms stamp set in the catalogue, well it’s not there.  It’s in a special catalogue – Experience Creativity – which is aimed at beginner stampers.  This small catalogue is filled with stamps and co-ordinating products to create beautiful projects by anyone, including those who have never stamped before.  If you would like one of these catalogues and you don’t have a demonstrator (and you live in Brisbane) let me know and we can organise for me to get one of these to you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Lovely Day

August 13, 2019

Today’s card is another that I have CASEd.  I found this card by Amy Koenders on Pinterest and thought it was lovely and once more perfect for my classes.  I stamped the floral image from the Forever Lovely stamp set onto the right hand side of Whisper White card using Grapefruit Grove ink.  I stamped the leaf image around the flowers using Call Me Clover ink.  I attached the stamped panel to Call Me Clover card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White.  I stamped the greeting from the Forever Lovely stamp set onto Whisper White card using Grapefruit Grove ink and punched it out using the 2″ Circle PunchI attached the greeting to a 2-1/2″ circle of Call Me Clover card and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the large single flower from the Forever Lovely stamp set using Grapefruit Grove ink. I covered the stamped flower with a post-it-note mask and stamped the single leaf around the flower using Call Me Clover ink.

Thanks Amy for the inspiration, I love the way my card turned out.  I have used more layers and bolder colours than Amy but isn’t that they way of things when we CASE something.  We always seem to add our own twist to the card.  Do you use the ideas you find on the internet to help you with your creating?  I’d love to hear.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Beautiful Kindness

August 12, 2019

I bought the Enjoy Life stamp set on my pre-order for the release of this year’s Annual Catalogue.  I made a few samples for my Catalogue Launch and then put the stamp set away and promptly forgot about it.  Today’s card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest, although it doesn’t actually look anything like the card I saw!  I stamped the starry background stamp from the Bokeh Dots stamp set using Balmy Blue ink onto Whisper White card.  I stamped the silhouette image from the Enjoy Life stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I also stamped the greeting which is from the same stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached the stamped panel to Balmy Blue card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the leafy/flower image from the Enjoy Life stamp set onto the lower left hand corner using Balmy Blue ink.  I also stamped the greeting from the Enjoy Life stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

A pretty simple card, but I love how the background works so well with the silhouette.  I think I will make a few more cards just like this one.

Bye for now,

Kris

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My Grandparents

August 10, 2019

Today’s page shows a photo of my Grandparents at their eldest daughter’s second wedding.  It’s a lovely photo of them both and possibly the last one taken of my Grandfather who passed away very soon after this event.  I used Whisper White 12″ x 12″ card as the base and attached strips of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  The photo is attached to Night of Navy card as is the journaling.  I created the journaling on my computer, but I need to add a few dates, so it is only attached with repositional glue.  I embellished the layout using hearts cut from Night of Navy card using the Be Mine Stitched Dies.   I cherish this photo and love the way this page presents it.

What do you think?  I really would love to know.

Bye for now,

Kris

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