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Calming Birthday

January 17, 2022

Today I would like to share with you the card I made for my eldest daughter to celebrate her recent birthday. I love this beautiful image from the Calming Camellia stamp set which you can earn with a qualifying personal or workshop order during Sale-a-Bration. I attached a piece of Smoky Slate paper from the Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (also earned for free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration) across the bottom of Basic White card. I attached a narrow strip of Blackberry Bliss card across the top of the Designer Series Paper before attaching the panel to scored and folded Blackberry Bliss card.

I stamped the floral image from the Calming Camellia stamp set onto Basic White card using Blackbery Bliss ink. I attached the image panel to Blackberry Bliss card and then the card front using dimensionals. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Calming Camellia stamp set onto Basic White card using Blackberry Bliss ink.

I cut out the greeting using the label die from the Beautiful Trees Dies. I touched the edges of the label to the Blackberry Bliss ink pad before attaching to the card front using dimensionals. I doubled up the dimensionals underneath the right hand edge so it would sit properly. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the same floral image onto the lower left hand corner of Basic White card using Blackberry Bliss ink. This is a distinctive stamp set so you get a lot of detail just using one colour on these stamps. I hope you are getting as excited as I am for all the gorgeous things you can earn for free during Sale-a-Bration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Christmas2021

January 15, 2022

Our trip to Cania Gorge was to be our Christmas get together with our girls, their husbands and grandchildren so we had to do something Christmassy, so we had a Stealing Secret Santa. This is so much fun, everyone picks a number and then you begin with No. 1 who selects a present. The present must be opened so everyone can see. Then No. 2 can either steal the present from No. 1 or select a new present and so it continues until No. 1 at the end will get the chance to steal a present. We laughed and laughed. So this is my page to show off the huge number of photos we took opening the presents and sharing our dinner. I printed all of the photos to 3″ x 2″ size and attached them randomly to a 12″ x 12″ Basic White page. I cut the title from Real Red card using the Playful Alphabet Dies and attached the letters to the top of the page. I stamped the large solid tree image from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set onto Basic White card using Old Olive ink. I cut out the image using the co-ordinating Beautiful Trees Die and attached it to the page. I did use a journaling pen to add the date. Not a lot of decoration but I love looking at the photos and remembering this fun afternoon. I hope that my simple pages help you get starting creating your own pages to share with your family and friends.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Sea Dies

January 14, 2022

This week on my Facebook Live I share some cards made with the Seas The Day Bundle and today I have another card to share using the dies from this bundle. I began by masking a portion of Basic White card and adding some Bermuda Bay ink using a Blending Brush to create the “sea”. I removed the mask and replaced it so that it covered the Bermuda Bay ink and used a Blending Brush to add Coastal Cabana ink to the rest of the Basic White card to create a “sky”. I die cut Pacific Point using the frame die from the Sea Dies and attached it over the coloured Basic White card.

I stamped the sailing boat from the Sailing Home stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using the Light Poppy Parade, Light Flirty Flamingo and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

I cut out the image using the co-ordinating Smooth Sailing Dies and used a Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend to colour the white space so that it would blend in with the background. I attached the image inside the frame so that it lined up with the “horizon”. I stamped the bird image from the Sailing Home stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Basic White card. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Happiest of Birthday stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the small sailing boat image from the Sailing Home stamp set beside the greeting using the same ink. I coloured the image using the same coloured Stampin’ Blends as the image on the card front. I love this frame and I think it could be used for lots of different styles of cards. Let me know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Oceans of Happiness

January 13, 2022

This week in my Facebook Live, I shared some cards made using the Seas the Day Bundle from the newly released Mini Catalogue. I also used the Give It a Whirl Dies to create today’s card. I cut Pool Party card using the card front die from the Give It a Whirl Dies before embossing the panel using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I cut the turning mechanism from Very Vanilla card and stamped one of the fish images from the Seas The Day Bundle using Highland Heather ink, the starfish using Blushing Bride ink and the crab image using Calypso Coral ink, making sure that the images would show through the window.

I cut Very Vanilla card using the scalloped circle frame from the Give It a Whirl Dies and attached it around the die cut circle in the card front. I used the circle from the card front die cut and attached to the back of the turning circle before attaching to Very Vanilla card using dimensionals on the circle only. I attached the embossed front panel over the top using dimensionals in the corners only. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Pool Party card. I cut Soft Sea Foam card using the leaf die from the Sea Dies and attached it to the card front.

I stamped the jelly fish image from the Seas The Day stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Calypso Coral ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Sea Die. I attached the jelly fish over the end of the leaf image. I stamped the greeting from the Seas The Day stamp set onto the circle from the scalloped circle frame using Highland Heather ink. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card I cut Pear Pizzazz card using the leaf image from the Sea Dies. I also stamped the starfish and crab images from the Seas The Day stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Calypso Coral ink which I cut out using the co-ordinating Sea Dies. The die cuts are layered onto the lower left hand corner of Very Vanilla card.

I had a lot of fun playing with the Seas The Day Bundle and I am sure that I will continue to love using them. I’d love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Birthday Time

January 11, 2022

Today’s card again features the Awesome Otters stamp set which you can earn during Sale-A-Bration (4th January to 28th February) with a qualifying $90.00 order. I cut Smoky Slate card using the Picture This Dies and embossed the panel using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I attached the embossed panel to scored and folded Thick Basic White card. I cut Basic White card using the same die so that I could stamp onto the rectangle pieces. I stamped the two largest rectangles using two of the Otter images from the Awesome Otters stamp set.

I coloured each of the images using Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Light Daffodil Delight and Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends before attaching them to the card front. On the third rectangle, I stamped the greeting from the Awesome Otters stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also stamped the birthday hat image from the same stamp set on either side of the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I coloured the birthday hats using the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend before attaching the panel to the card front. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the third Otter image from the Awesome Otters stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also stamped the birthday hat onto the Otter’s head using the same ink. I coloured the images using Smoky Slate and Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends before attaching the panel to the inside of the card.

Another cut cute card using this gorgeous stamp set. Don’t forget to get your order ready so that you can earn this stamp set for Free.

Bye for now,

Kris

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OtterlyAwesome

January 10, 2022

Not only do we have a new Mini Catalogue beginning in January but we also have our first round of Sale-a-bration for this year beginning at the same time. Sale-a-bration will run January 4th to February 28th, which means that for every $90.00 or $180.00 you spend you can earn something for free. Today’s card shows off one of the stamp sets that will be available this year. It’s called Awesome Otters and is very cute ($90.00 spend). For today’s card, I cut Coastal Cabana card using the Picture This Dies which I attached to scored and folded Thick Basic White card.

I also cut Basic White card using the same die so that I could use the three larger circles to do some stamping. I cut the smaller circles from the Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ paper which is also something you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration with a $90.00 order. I attached the three small circles of Designer Series Paper into the openings in the Coastal Cabana die cut. I stamped the greeting from the Awesome Otters stamp set onto one of the medium sized circles using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and attached it to the card front.

I stamped two of the Otter images from the Awesome Otters stamp set onto the second mediums sized circle and the large circle using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the otter images using Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends before attaching them to the card front. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the third Otter image from the Awesome Otters stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using Smoky Slate and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the greeting from the Awesome Otters stamp set beside the image before attaching the panel to the inside of the card.

This is a fun stamp set which I know you are going to want. So get your wish lists started and see how you can stock up on things you need to earn this gorgeous stamp set and paper for Free (with a qualifying order) during Sale-a-bration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Cania

January 8, 2022

Now that Christmas and the New Year are over, I finally have time to create some Memory Keeping pages to share with you. This year our girls were not going to be celebrating with us, so we decided to have a weekend away with them at Cania Gorge. We took Mum and Dad up a couple of day’s early so it wouldn’t be too rushed for them. My Mum really enjoyed the birds, but not the Cockatoos!

I attached a piece of Granny Apple Green card to each Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I embossed strips of Sahara Sand card using the Greenery Embossing Folder before attaching them across the centre of each page which covered the ends of the Granny Apple Green card. I attached my photos directly to the page without adding any mats. I cut the title from Granny Apple Green card using the Playful Alphabet Dies and attached it to the first page. I created the journaling on my computer and printed it onto Basic White card. I added a mat of Poppy Parade card before attaching it to the second page.

Simple, but you already know that’s my style!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Tropical Birthday

January 7, 2022

Today’s card is another one I made using the Paradise Palms Bundle. To begin I added a piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to Very Vanilla card before embossing with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. The panel is attached to scored and folded Early Espresso card. I cut Early Espresso card using the palm tree trunks from the Palms Dies which I attached to Very Vanilla card. I die cut Pear Pizzazz card using the grass die from the Palms Dies and attached it across the bottom of the Very Vanilla card, covering the ends of the palm tree trunks.

I stamped the palm leaves from the Paradise Palms stamp set onto Pear Pizzazz card using Pear Pizzazz ink before cutting using the co-ordinating Palms Dies. I attached one set of leaves flat onto the tree stem and the other using dimensionals. I attached the Very Vanilla image panel to Early Espresso card and then the card front using dimensionals.

I stamped the greeting from the Paradise Palms stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Early Espresso ink which I punched out using the Double Oval Punch. The greeting is attached to an Early Espresso oval also punched using the Double Oval Punch. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I inked the palm tree image from the Paradise Palms stamp set using Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped the image onto the lower left hand corner of Very Vanilla card.

Another card, I really love. I think this stamp set might be a lot of fun over time.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Paradise Sunset

January 6, 2022

Yesterday in my Facebook Live, I shared some cards made using the Paradise Palms Bundle from the next Mini Catalogue. Such a fun set. I had an idea in my head and decided to just give it a try. I stamped the sun (or moon) image from the Paradise Palms stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White card using Daffodil Delight ink. I used a Blending Brush to add some Daffodil Delight ink around the stamped image.

Using another Blending Brush, I added some Magenta Madness ink around the Daffodil Delight ink. Next I added some Pacific Point and lastly some Night of Navy ink to cover the whole piece. I did try and blend the colours on top of each other. Then I stamped the “ground” image from the Paradise Palms stamp set across the bottom of the panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the “grass” image from the Paradise Palms stamp set over the top once more using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Lastly I stamped the palm tree image from the Paradise Palms stamp set several times using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached the panel to Magenta Madness card and then scored and folded Thick Basic White card. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the ground image, grass image and tree image from the Paradise Palms stamp set onto the lower left hand corner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also stamped the greeting from the same stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I hoped to create a “sunrise” kind of image and I think I pulled it off, what do you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Here are the links to the Paradise Palms Bundle, stamp set and dies.

Floral Birthday

January 4, 2022

I shared my Dad’s birthday card with you yesterday and today I thought I would share the card I made for my Mum who turned 85. I am extremely lucky that both my parents are so long lived. To create my card, I embossed Basic White card using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. I attached the embossed panel to Soft Succulent card and then scored and folded Pale Papaya card. I stamped the image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set onto Basic White card using Basic Gray ink.

I coloured the image using Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends and then cut out the image using the co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms Die. I trimmed the flower into two pieces and attached one piece to the top left hand corner of the embossed Basic White card and the other piece to the bottom right hand corner of the embossed Basic White card.

I stamped the greeting from the Best Year stamp set onto Basic White card using Soft Succulent ink and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I attached the greeting to Pale Papaya card and then the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the top half of the flower from the Forever Blossoms stamp set onto Basic White card using Basic Gray ink. I coloured the image using the Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends before cutting out the image using the co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms Die. I attached the die cut to the lower left hand corner of Basic White card. I stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set beside the flower using Soft Succulent ink.

I love how pretty these colours are together and so did my Mum.

Bye for now,

Kris

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