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Thanks For Everything

March 21, 2019

I recently found myself needing some Thank You cards and decided to use the Painted Seasons Product Suite.  To create the card, I embossed Whisper White card using the Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder which is one of the products you can have for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration.  I attached a narrow strip of Painted Seasons Designer Series paper to the bottom of the embossed card, wrapped the top using the 5/8″ Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tied a knot.  The embossed panel is attached to scored and folded Pool Party card.  I stamped “For Everything” from the Well Written stamp set using Early Espresso ink and cut it out using one of the circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I cut “thanks” from Early Espresso card using the Well Written Thinlits Dies.  I attached “thanks” to the circle just above the stamped greeting.  I stamped the flower from the Painted Autumn stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Pool Party ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Four Seasons Thinlits Dies.  I stamped the leaves from the Painted Autumn stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  I attached the leaves to the back of the flower and then to the Whisper White circle. I cut a scalloped circle from Early Espresso card using a die from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.  The greeting panel is attached to the scalloped circle and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Painted Autumn stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card.  I stamped the flower onto scrap Whisper White card using Pool Party ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Four Seasons Framelits Dies.   The die cut flower is attached over the stamped leaves.

The second card is embossed using the same Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder and a different piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and the5/8″ Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon   This time I decorated the greeting circle using the “pinecone” stamp from the Painted Autumn stamp set.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the “pinecone” stamp twice onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card.  I stamped the “pinecone” image onto scrap Whisper White card using Early Espresso ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Four Seasons Thinlits Dies.  The die cut image is attached over the stamped images.

The third card is embossed using the same  Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder with a different piece of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and the 5/8″ Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  The flower is stamped onto scrap Whisper White card using Lovely Lipstick ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Four Seasons Framelits Die. I also stamped the leaf from the Painted Autumn stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Call Me Clover ink.  The leaf is cut out using the co-ordinating Four Seasons Framelits Die.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf from the Painted Autumn stamp set onto the lower corner of Whisper White card using Call Me Clover ink.  I stamped the flower onto scrap paper using Lovely Lipstick ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Four Seasons Framelits Die.  The flower is attached over the ends of the leaves.

I am really happy with the way the cards turned out.  I wanted them to be special because the recipients are special people.  If you love these cards, then don’t delay placing your qualifying order to be eligible for these gorgeous FREE products.  During this month only you can earn the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper as a stand alone product as well as part of the bundle with the Painted Seasons stamp set.  Stampin’ Up! has also let us know that the beautiful Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder will be included in the next Annual Catalogue.  Yay!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Birthday Sean

March 19, 2019

My son-in-law Sean recently celebrated a milestone birthday for which I had to create a special card.  I was inspired by this card on Pinterest by Rose Marie.  I did change the dimensions a little bit to accommodate my ideas.  I created the card base from Real Red card which I scored following Rose Marie’s instructions.   The front panel has a piece of  Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series paper attached to Basic Gray card. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut out the greeting using the die from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies and attached it inside a frame cut from Real Red card using the same die.  I cut an oval from Whisper White card using one of the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and stamped across the bottom using the “smoke” image from the Geared Up Garage stamp set and Smoky Slate ink.  I stamped the same image across the top of the oval using Tranquil Tide ink which I stamped onto scrap paper twice before stamping onto the oval. I stamped the car image from the Geared Up Garage stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it using Real Red and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the image and attached it to the stamped oval.  I cut a scalloped oval from Real Red card using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and attached the stamped oval.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the second panel I embossed Basic Gray card using the large cog wheel die from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies and the Embossing Mats.  I cut Smoky Slate card twice using the same die.  The die cuts are attached over the embossed card.  I cut the No. 40 from Real Red card using the retired Large Numbers Framelits Dies and attached them over the die cuts.

To decorate the last panel, I attached a strip of Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to the right hand side of Whisper White card.  This left somewhere for me to write a message.

Since I had altered the dimensions of the panels somewhat I needed to create an envelope.  I used Real Red 12″ x 12″ card and the Envelope Punch Board.  I cut the letters from Whisper White card using the Large Letters Framelits Dies and attached them to the front of the envelope.  I stamped the car image from the Geared Up Garage stamp set onto Whisper White card using Real Red ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Garage Gears Thinlits Die.  The car is attached to the lower right hand corner of the front of the envelope.

I am so happy with the way this card turned out, so thank you to Rose Marie for the inspiration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Same card three looks

March 18, 2019

Today’s cards feature the Lovely Lattice stamp set which is available FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration (ends 31.3.19).  For the first card, I stamped the large floral image from the Lovely Lattice stamp set onto the top left and the bottom right corners of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the flowers using Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  The Whisper White panel is attached to scored and folded Smoky Slate card.  I stamped the greeting from the Colourful Seasons stamp set onto Whisper White card using Smoky Slate ink. I cut out the greeting using one of the circles from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies before attaching to a Smoky Slate scalloped circle cut using the same dies.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the floral image from the Lovely Lattice stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The image is coloured using the same Stampin’ Blends.

The second card uses the same principal as the first but has an extra layer. I attached a smaller piece of Whisper White card onto the larger piece using repositional glue before stamping the floral image from the Lovely Lattice stamp set onto the upper left and lower right hand corners. This time I only coloured the image on the smaller piece of Whisper White card using the Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. The smaller piece of Whisper White card is attached to Smoky Slate card and then the other stamped piece of Whisper White card.  the whole panel is attached to scored and folded Smoky Slate card.  I stamped the same greeting from the Colourful Seasons stamp set onto Whisper White card using Smoky Slate ink. The greeting is cut out and attached to a Smoky Slate scalloped circle and then the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside of this card, I stamped the small flower from the Lovely Lattice stamp set onto the top right and bottom left corners of Whisper White card.  The flowers are coloured using the Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

For the third card, I changed it up a little by stamping the large floral image from the Lovely Lattice stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using the Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the image and attached it to the top left hand corner of Whisper White card before attaching the panel to scored and folded Smoky Slate card.  I stamped the greeting from the Colourful Seasons stamp set onto Whisper White card using Smoky Slate ink.  The image is cut out and attached to a Smoky Slate scalloped circle and then the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the large floral image onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the largest flower using the Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, cut it out and attached it to the lower right hand corner of  Whisper White card.

I love the way these cards turned, the colour combination really makes the images pop out from the white background, don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Happy Day

March 16, 2019

Today’s page shows off a photo of my husband and I with my eldest granddaughter on her birthday last year.  It isn’t the best photo of either myself or my husband but it is the only photo I had and I wanted to remember this special day.  I attached pieces of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series paper, which you can still earn for FREE with a qualifying order till the end of this month, to a 12″ x 12″ Whisper White page.  I stamped the greeting from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set onto Whisper White card.  I cut out the greeting using one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. I attached the greeting to a Basic Black rectangle also cut using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I added a Basic Black mat to the photo and attached the photo and the greeting to the page.  I wanted to make sure that the greeting panel was partially hidden behind the photo.  I attached a butterfly which I had punched from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper using the Butterfly Duet Punch to the right hand corner of the greeting panel.  I used a journaling pen to add the date.

This was truly a simple page to create but I think it is simply gorgeous.  Do you?  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Anniversary

March 15, 2019

My youngest daughter Emma and her husband Jason recently celebrated their Wedding Anniversary and I thought I would share the card I made for them.  I was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest to create a fancy fold card.  I cut Whisper White card twice using the larger of the Detailed Floral Thinits Dies and also used the edge die to create the fancy edge.  I cut a piece of Coastal Cabana card  25cm x 11cm and scored it along the 25cm length at 9cm and 24cm. I attached one of the Whisper White die cut pieces with the straight edge next to the fold and then used the edge die to cut the Coastal Cabana card. I cut a piece of Coastal Cabana card 9cm x 11cm and attached the second Whisper White die cut.  I also used the edge to cut the Coastal Cabana card.  The small Coastal Cabana piece of card is attached to the 1cm flap on the larger piece of card.  This creates a central panel with two flaps which overlap slightly in the middle.  I stamped the floral image from the Floral Phrases stamp set onto the top and bottom of a Whisper White square using Coastal Cabana ink and the Stamparatus to get even placement. I wrapped the stamped card with Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and tied a knot before attaching the panel to Coastal Cabana card.  The image panel is attached to the left hand flap of the card. I stamped “happy anniversary” from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto Whisper White card using Coastal Cabana ink and cut it out using one of the ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. The greeting is attached to a Coastal Cabana scalloped oval cut using the same dies and then the card front using dimensionals so that the image panel would be held in place by the greeting.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the floral image from the Floral Phrases stamp set onto Whisper White card using Coastal Cabana ink.

I really love the way this card turned out so thanks to Sabrina for the inspiration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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More Butterflies

March 14, 2019

Remember this card I created for a recent Try Stamping on Tuesday challenge, well, I told you I had a couple of more cards using the same products to share.   For the first one I attached a strip of Basic Black card behind one long edge of Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper before attaching to the left hand side of Whisper White card.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Basic Black card.  I stamped the greeting from the Butterfly Gala stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out using one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies.  The greeting is attached to Basic Black card which is also cut using one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies and then the card front. I used the two dies with five butterflies from Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, one to cut Basic Black card and one to cut Grapefruit Grove card. (To create the three cards, I actually needed to do this twice, although I still have a couple of butterflies left.)  I cut the dies apart to create five individual butterflies and attached the Grapefruit Grove dies on top of the Basic Black dies.  I attached the largest of the butteflies to the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached another of the butterflies onto the lower right hand corner of Whisper White card.

The second card has a narrow strip of Basic Black card behind one long edge of Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper before attaching to Whisper White card.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Basic Black card. I stamped the greeting from the Incredible Like You stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The greeting is cut out using one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies.  The greeting panel is attached to Basic Black card also cut using one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies before being attached to the card front.  I attached one butterfly to the top right hand corner and one to the bottom left hand corner of the greeting panel.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached another of the butterflies onto the lower right hand corner of Whisper White card.

Here are all three cards, the one on the left is the one I posted previously.  Don’t they look lovely?  There is something about Black and White and a splash of colour that is so elegant, don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Lovely Lattice Three Ways

March 12, 2019

The Lovely Lattice stamp set which is Free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration is absolutely gorgeous.  If you love colouring, you will love this stamp set.  I began by simply stamping the floral image onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the flowers using the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends and the leaves using the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  I stamped the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set onto the bottom of the Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The stamped Whisper White card is attached to scored and folded Smoky Slate card. Lastly I added Basic Rhinestones to the centres of some of the flowers.

To decorate the inside of the card  I stamped the border image from the Lovely Lattice stamp set onto the centre of the top and the bottom of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  (Sorry about the quality of the photo.)

For the second card, I stamped the floral image from the Lovely Lattice stamp set onto Whisper White card.  I coloured the image using Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  The Whisper White panel is attached to Flirty Flamingo card and then scored and folded Smoky Slate card.    I stamped the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set onto Flirty Flamingo card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The greeting panel is attached across the card front below the floral image.  Once more I added Basic Rhinestones to the centres of some of the flowers.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the border image onto the bottom of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black. I stamped the small flower from the Lovely Lattice stamp set next to the border image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the floral image using Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

For the third card, I embossed Whisper White card using the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder. The embossed card is attached to Flirty Flamingo card and then scored and folded Smoky Slate card.  I stamped the floral image  from the Lovely Lattice stamp set onto Smoky Slate card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut out the image and attached it to the embossed card using dimensionals.  I stamped the floral image onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the the flowers using Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends and the leaves using  Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the flowers and leaves and attached the coloured image over the Smoky Slate image.   I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto Flirty Flamingo card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut out the greeting using the label image from the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies.  Once again I added Basic Rhinestones to the centres of some of the flowers.

To decorate the inside of the card I embossed a strip of Whisper White card using the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I attached a narrow strip of Flirty Flamingo card behind one long edge of the embossed card before attaching it to Whisper White card.  I stamped the large floral image from the Lovely Lattice stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card and coloured the largest flower and some leaves using the Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the flower and attached it over the embossed panel.

When I started creating these cards, I wanted to show how you could start with the same layout and create three slightly different cards, each one being a little more “stepped up”  than the one before.  If I had to say which one I liked the best, it would have to be the third one, which is also a lot of work.  However, if I was really honest, the second card would be the prettiest and easiest to create.  What about you, which card to you like – honestly?

Bye for now,

Kris

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