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Ron & Sarah

July 2, 2022

Today’s page shows off a photo I found in my box on the shelf (I don’t seem to be making much of a dent in it!) from way back in late 1981 or early 1982. I began by adding some splatter to the upper left and lower right hand corners of a Very Vanilla 12″ x 12″ page using the stamp from the Color & Contour stamp set and Gray Granite ink. I used some really old retired Stampin’ Up Dies – Project Life Cards & Labels Dies – to cut out the photo as well as Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride & Pool Party card.

I embossed the card pieces using the splatter from the Stripes & Splatter 3D Embossing Folders. The circles hearts and scalloped circles were cut using the Give It A Whirl Dies – from Gray Granite, Basic White & Blushing Bride card. I layered all of the pieces onto the Very Vanilla page, making sure to attach the pieces behind the photo and the Blushing Bride panel. The title was cut from Gray Granite card using the retired Playful Alphabet Dies. I hand wrote a little more info for future reference. I know I have used a couple of retired products on this page but I do not get rid of anything I think will be useful in my memory keeping. I bet if you love to create pages of your memories you do that too! As usual not a very complicated page but I think it is kind of sweet, don’t you?

Best Day

June 30, 2022

Today’s card shows off the Framed Occasions Stamp Set. This stamp set co-ordinates with the Beautiful Shapes Dies but is not a bundle. I began my card by attached a piece of Design A Daydream 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to Mint Macaron card. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Basic White card. I cut two hexagons from Basic White card using the Beautiful Shapes Dies. I embossed the smaller hexagon using the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder.

I attached the two hexagons together before attaching them to the card front. I cut a smaller hexagon from Mint Macaron card and embossed it using the same embossing folder before attaching it to the card front.

I stamped the greeting from the Framed Occasions stamp set onto Basic White card using Mint Macaron ink and cut it out using another of the hexagon dies from the Beautiful Shapes Dies. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a narrow strip of Mint Macaron card behind one long edge of Design A Daydream Designer Series Paper. The Designer Series Paper panel is attached across the bottom of Basic White card. I did not add a greeting to the inside of the card.

This card is so soft and pretty, don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happiness Abounds

June 28, 2022

The card I am sharing with you today is the first card I made using the Happiness Abounds Bundle. I also thought is was about time I shared a card with you that didn’t have the flowers cut from the Designer Series Paper! Such beautiful flowers and great sentiments in the Happiness Abounds stamp set and the co-ordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies are amazing too. I began by cutting Basic White card using the floral background die from the Blossoming Happiness Dies which I attached to scored and folded Sweet Sorbet card. I embossed a panel of Smoky Slate card using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and attached it across the bottom of the Basic White card. I stamped three of the flowers from the Happiness Abounds stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I coloured the flowers, one using Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blends, one using Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blends and one using Orchid Oasis Stampin’ Blends. I also stamped the two different sets of leaves from the Happiness Abounds stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the leaves using the Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends. I cut out all of the images using the co-ordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies. I layered the flowers and leaves onto the card front with dimensionals underneath the Tahitian Tide flower. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Happiness Abounds stamp set onto Basic White card using Sweet Sorbet ink and cut it out using the long banner from the Harvest Dies.

The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. I also added three Basic Rhinestones to the card front. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Happiness Abounds stamp set onto Basic White card using Sweet Sorbet ink. I stamped one of the flowers from the Happiness Abounds stamp set beside the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the flower using Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blends before attaching the panel to the inside of the card.

Pretty don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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5 Generations

June 25, 2022

Today’s page shows off a photo that I found in my box of photos waiting to be scrapped. Although the photo is not a great one, it shows the five generations of my family and was taken not long before my grandmother passed away. I attached three pieces of the beautiful but now retired In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to the right hand side of a Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I cut the floral image from Basic White card using the Artistic Die. I coloured the image using Dark Petal Pink and Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends.

The image is attached to the top left hand side of the page. I attached the photo to Early Espresso card before attaching it to the page. I stamped the title onto Soft Sea Foam card using the Alphabest stamp set and Early Espresso ink. The letters are punched out using the Best Label Punch before being attached to the page. Simple but pretty, don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Best Day

June 23, 2022

For today’s card I attached a piece of the Design A Daydream 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to scored and folded Thick Basic White card. I stamped the outline leaf image from the Framed Occasions stamp set twice onto Basic White card using Shaded Spruce ink. I stamped the leaf fill image onto the outline image using Shaded Spruce ink which I stamped onto scrap paper first. I stamped the greeting from the Framed Occasions stamp set onto Basic White card using Blackberry Bliss ink. I cut the leaves and the greeting using the same hexagon die from the Beautiful Shapes Dies and attached them to the card front.

I stamped the single flower from the Framed Occasions stamp set onto Basic White card using Blackberry Bliss ink and used my paper snips to cut it out. The flower is attached over the stamped hexagons.

Lastly I added three Classic Matte Dots to the card front, including one onto the centre of the flower. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the outline leaf and the fill leaf images from the Framed Occasions stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Basic White card using Shaded Spruce ink. I attached a narrow strip of the same pattern from the Design A Daydream Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the stamped Basic White card, covering the end of the leaf image.

Another simple card using this great stamp set. Hope you like it.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happiness Birthday

June 21, 2022

Today I am sharing the card I made for my youngest daughter’s birthday. I attached a piece of Hues of Happiness 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to scored and folded Thick Basic White card. I embossed a strip of Starry Sky card using one of the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folders. I attached the embossed card across the card front. I embossed a piece of Basic White card using the other folder from the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folders and attached it to the card front using dimensionals.

I attached four flowers which I cut from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper using the co-ordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies. I also added three sets of leaves which were also cut from the Designer Series Paper using the co-ordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies.

I stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set onto Basic White card using Starry Sky ink and punched it out using the Double Oval Punch. I attached the greeting to a Starry Sky scalloped oval and then the card front using dimensionals where necessary. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set using Starry Sky ink. I attached another die cut flower and leaf beside the greeting. This card is so pretty and I love that the Designer Series Paper co-ordinates perfectly with the Blossoming Happiness Dies. I hope you have had a good look at the Hues of Happiness Product Suite because it is truly beautiful.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Free Shipping

June 20, 2022

Hello everyone, just popping in to let you know that Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping on any orders over $65.00 for tomorrow the 21st June only. This would be a great time to stock up on your favourite accessories, adhesives, paper and ink. Just remember it is for the 21st only, that’s tomorrow. Happy Shopping!

Bye for now,

Kris

The Dress

June 18, 2022

My eldest granddaughter is graduating from High School this year and she managed to purchase her dress for the occasion recently. I was privileged to see her wearing the dress but I am not allowed to share online yet…but I had to create a page for my own pleasure. So here is the page, minus the photos! I attached a piece of Hues of Happiness 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to the right hand side of a Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I attached a piece of Starry Sky card to the left hand side of the page, partially covering the Designer Series Paper.

I attached two strips of Basic White card to the page and attached the Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon over the top. I added Basic White photo mats to the page to show where the photos will sit. I added three flowers and three sets of leaves which I cut from the Designer Series Paper using the co-ordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies, using dimensionals. I used three lengths of the Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon to tie a bow and attach to the page using a glue dot. The title was printed onto Basic White card and trimmed out using my Paper Snips. Even without the photos I think this is a gorgeous page but I am not sure you could go wrong using this absolutely sensational Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper. I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Floral Birthday

June 16, 2022

This week in my Facebook Live, I shared some cards I made using the Hues of Happiness Product Suite and today I have another card I made using this Product Suite. I cut one long edge of a piece of Basic White card using the border from the Blossoming Happiness Dies and attached it to scored and folded Pool Party card. I attached the flowers and leaves which were cut from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper to the Basic White panel.

I stamped “happy birthday” from the Happiness Abounds stamp set onto a narrow strip of Basic White card using Pool Party ink. I attached the greeting panel to a layer of Pool Party card and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a flower and leaves cut from the Designer Series Paper to the lower left hand corner of Basic White card. This is such a pretty card and I must give credit to Emma Goddard who’s card I found on Pinterest. Thank you so much Emma for the inspiration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy 16th

June 14, 2022

My eldest grandson turned 16 recently and today I thought I would share the card I made for him. I cut one panel of He’s The Man 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper in half. I attached the patterned panel across the bottom of Basic White card and attached the darker piece across the top of the Basic White panel. I cut a narrow strip of a different pattern and attached it across the panel to cover the joins. The whole piece is attached to scored and folded Thick Basic White card.

I attached the car image which is one of the die cut pieces from the He’s The Man Specialty Designer Series Paper to the top left hand corner of the panel. I stamped the “happy” from the Biggest Wish stamp set onto the card front using Versamark ink. I covered it with White Embossing powder from the Basics Embossing Powders and heat set it. I stamped “birthday wishes” from the Sending Smiles stamp set onto Basic White card using Early Espresso ink.

I cut out the greeting using the banner from the Harvest Dies and then trimmed down the edges to make it narrower before attaching it to the card front. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached two narrow strips of the He’s The Man Specialty Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Basic White card. I cut Basic Black card using one of the circles from the Stylish Shapes Dies and attached it to the centre of the Basic White panel. I cut Daffodil Delight card using the now retired Playful Alphabet Dies and attached it to the centre of the Basic Black circle.

My grandson is eligible for his learner driver permit so I thought this was appropriate.

Bye for now,

Kris

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