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Happy Birthday Elyssa

March 8, 2021

My granddaughter Elyssa celebrated her 13th birthday last week and I thought I would share the card I made for her. Since I was on a roll making Z-Fold cards, I had to make Elyssa one! I cut the card base and the Z-Fold from Rococo Rose card. I cut all of the panels from Basic White card and embossed all but one using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.

I stamped the image from the Hey Girlfriend stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using Rococo Rose, Ivory and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I cut out the image using the Layering Ovals Dies and attached it to a scalloped oval cut from Rococo Rose card. The image panel is attached to the centre of the card front.

I cut “happy” and “birthday” from Rococo Rose card using the Well Written Dies. I used the Playful Alphabet Dies to cut “13” and to create the “th”, I die cut Rococo Rose card using the “birthday” die from the Well Written Dies and trimmed out the “th”. The die cuts are attached to the centre panel on the Z-Fold. The last panel is plain Basic White card so that I could write a greeting.

I just love the finished result, so soft and pretty but kind of grown up for someone entering their “teens”. I’d love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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First Day 2021

March 6, 2021

Today’s pages show off photos of my gorgeous grandchildren on the first day of school this year. I can’t believe we only have one left in primary school, all the rest in high school! I decided to use the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper which was FREE during Sale-A-Bration to create my page. For the first page, I attached strips of the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper in three different patterns to the Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I wrapped the edge of the “blue” patterned paper using a length of Denim Ribbon.

I attached the photo to Night of Navy card before placing it over the Designer Series Paper panels. I did not add adhesive to the left hand edge. I cut the circles and the flowers from the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper and layered them together. I created a panel with the details on my computer and printed them onto Basic White card.

I cut out the journaling using the Layering Circle Dies and attached the panel to a Night of Navy scalloped circle cut using the same dies. I attached the journaling to the layered circle and flowers before attaching the whole piece underneath the left hand side of the photo. I cut more circles and flowers from the Designer Series Paper and attached them to the lower right hand corner.

I cut the title from Night of Navy card using the Playful Alphabet Dies. For the second page I layered pieces of two of the same patterned papers from the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper across the bottom of a Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I also added a length of the Denim Ribbon to cover the edge of the “blue” patterned paper. I created another journaling panel which I attached to some more circles and flowers cut from the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper before attaching the panel to the lower left hand corner of the page. I attached the photos to Night of Navy card and attached them to the top half of the page.

I love how these pages turned out and although I know this paper is no longer available, I couldn’t help but create one more page using this lovely Designer Series Paper.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Posies Celebration

March 5, 2021

Another Z-Fold card today – I told you I was falling in love with these! I cut Thick Basic White card for the base card and attached Flirty Flamingo card. I embossed Basic White card using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder and attached the embossed pieces to the Flirty Flamingo card. I cut the Z-Fold from Thick Basic White card and attached it to the embossed panels.

I cut Flirty Flamingo card and attached it to each of the panels on the Z-Fold card. I cut Basic White card for each of the panels on the Z-Fold. For the card front, I stamped the flower from the Gorgeous Posies stamp set using Flirty Flamingo card. I covered the flower each time I stamped with a post-it-note mask so that I could sit the flowers over each other. I kept the masks in place and stamped the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink.

I stamped the greeting from the Gorgeous Posies stamp set using Basic Gray ink and added the dotted image from the same stamp set using Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped one of the smaller panels in the same manner and added “happy birthday” from the Peaceful Moments stamp set using Basic Gray ink. I attached the stamped panels to the Flirty Flamingo card. I also added Basic White card to the central panel so that I could write a message.

I haven’t used this stamp set in a while and I had forgotten how much I love it. I hope you are not tired of these cards, I have one more left to show you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Seashells Z Fold

March 4, 2021

Yesterday in my Facebook Live I showed how to make a Z fold card following Lisa Curcio’s instructions. I did however convert the dimensions to fit our A4 card. I cut the base of the card and the Z fold from Gray Granite card and used my bone folder to make sure that the folds were all straight and neat. I cut the layering pieces for the card base from Basic White card and embossed the panels using the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. After attaching the embossed panels, I attached the Z fold piece using Tear and Tape because I wanted to make sure that the cards were attached to each other well.

I cut Basic White card and Mossy Meadow card using the Seaside Seashells Dies. I stamped the seashell images from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set onto the Basic White die cut using Gray Granite ink. I embossed both the Basic White panel and the Mossy Meadow panel using the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. I cut both panels and attached the stamped Basic White panel to the Mossy Meadow panel so that the seaweed is green.

I also stamped the sand dollar and the starfish images onto Basic White card using Gray Granite ink and cut them out using the co-ordinating Seaside Seashells Dies. I layered most of the images onto Basic White card to decorate the front panel. I added the large seashell image and the starfish image to Basic White card to decorate the last panel on the inside of the card. I attached Basic White card to the centre panel and left it bare so that I could write a message. I stamped “friends are like seashells…” from the Friends are like Seashells stamp set onto Basic White card using Mossy Meadow ink. I punched out the greeting using the Story Label Punch and attached it to the card front using dimensionals.

I think I could become addicted to this fancy fold card. What about you? Have you made one of these yet? If not I can highly recommend you try it.

Bye for now

Kris

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Butterfly Celebrate

March 2, 2021

Today’s card once again uses some of the Butterfly Brilliance Product Collection which is available for purchase from today until the beginning of May. This is such a lovely stamp set and at the moment along with co-ordinating dies, you can also purchase two different Designer Series Paper packs which co-ordinate beautifully. Today I decided to create a card where you cut a panel from the front of the card base and use it to add your decoration.

My card base is cut from Basic Black card and I attach the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to the bottom flap on the card front. I cut Basic White card to fit the piece of Basic Black card I cut away and stamped the greeting from the Band Together stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I stamped the butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set onto Basic White card using Calypso Coral ink. I coloured the butterfly using the Light Calypso Coral and Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I used the co-ordinating Brilliant Wings Dies to cut out the butterfly. I used my bone folder to curl the wings slightly and added mini dimensionals under the curve. I used glue dots on the centre of the body and attached the butterfly to the stamped panel. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Band Together stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped one of the smaller butterflies onto Basic White card using Calypso Coral ink. I coloured the butterfly using the Light Calypso Coral and Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I cut out the butterfly using the co-ordinating Brilliant Wings Die and attached it next to the greeting.

I really like the way this card turned out and although the card base is Basic Black, the colour of the butterfly and the designer series paper makes it bright and happy, don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Freshly Made Sketch 474

March 1, 2021

I saw the sketch challenge at Freshly Made and I just had to give it a try. I attached a piece of Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to Magenta Madness card and then scored and folded Thick Basic White card. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Peaceful Moment stamp set onto a narrow strip of Basic White card using Magenta Madness ink. I attached the Basic White panel across the card front. I cut BasicWhite card using one of the Layering Squares Dies which I attached to a scalloped square cut from Magenta Madness using the same dies.

I attached the two pieces together before attaching to the card front using dimensionals. One of the patterns of the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper with butterflies, is able to be cut using the Butterfly Brilliance Die to give 6 beautiful butterflies. I used two of these butterflies on this card, the two with the Magenta Madness colour.

I curled the wings of one of the butterflies using my bone folder, added mini dimensionals under the wings and glue dots in the centre of the body and attached it to the Basic White square. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set using Magenta Madness ink and attached another of the die cut butterflies. I also attached a piece of the same pattern Buttefly Bijou Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the inside of the card.

This card turned out so pretty I created two more using the rest of the die cut butterflies. They each use a different patterned paper from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper. One card uses Bermuda Bay card and ink and the other uses Calypso Coral card and ink.

Don’t you think they look prettty? Thank you Freshly Made for the inspiration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Beau

February 27, 2021

While my Dad was in Vietnam my Mum bought a beautiful Basset Hound who we called Beauregard. Distinguished name for a distinguished dog. I attached the photo to the centre of a strip of Night of Navy 12″ x 12″ card. I attached strips of the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper to each side of the photo before attaching the panel to a Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I punched one end of a 1″ strip of Basic White card using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and attached it across the bottom of the right hand side of the photo, trimming the end to match the edge of the page. I cut the title from Night of Navy card using the Playful Alphabet Dies and attached them to the banner.

I punched Night of Navy card using the Dog Builder Punch and attached it to the right hand side of the title. I created the journaling on my computer and printed onto Basic White card. I attached the journaling to Night of Navy card. I attached the journaling panel to the page below the photo. We loved Beau very much, but one day someone left the back gate open and he got out. We searched and searched and couldn’t find him. We have always believed that someone picked him up and kept him and hopefully loved him as much as we did.

Bye for now,

Kris

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For You

February 26, 2021

Yesterday I shared with you a set of cards that I created using the Soar Confidently stamp set. Today I have a variation which I think is a girly kind of card. I attached a piece of Rococo Rose card across the bottom of Basic White card. I embossed the panel using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. I wrapped the top of the Rococo Rose card using the Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon before attaching the panel to scored and folded Smoky Slate card.

I stamped the balloon image from the Soar Confidently stamp set onto Basic White card using Rococo Rose ink. I also stamped “for you” from the Soar Confidently stamp set onto the Basic White card using Smoky Slate ink.

I attached the stamped card to Smoky Slate card and then the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card I stamped “happy birthday” and “lets celebrate you” from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto Basic White card using Smoky Slate ink. I also stamped the balloon from the Soar Confidently stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of the Basic White card using Rococo Rose ink.

I think this is such a pretty card and certainly suitable for a girl, don’t you? I really love the images in this stamp set and hopefully I can find the time to play a little more.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Soar Confidently

February 25, 2021

Yesterday in my Facebook Live I shared some cards I made using the Soar Confidently stamp set and today I have another set of three using the same stamp set. To begin I embossed Basic White card using the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder. I attached strips of two different patterns from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper to the embossed card before attaching the whole panel to scored and folded Pacific Point card

I cut the second largest oval from Basic White card using the Layering Oval Dies. I cut the largest scalloped oval from Pacific Point card using the Layering Oval Dies. I used my scissors to create a wavy pattern on one end of a post-it-note.

I attached the post it note to the Basic White oval and used a Blending Brush to add Pacific Point ink. I moved the post-it-note and continued to add Pacific Point ink using the Blending Brush until the whole oval was covered. I hope it kind of looks like a cloudy sky. I attached the Basic White oval to the Pacific Point scalloped oval and then the card front using dimensionals. I stamped the balloon image from the Soar Confidently stamp set onto Basic White card using Night of Navy ink. I cut out the balloon and attached it to the layered oval dies. I stamped “Birthday Wishes” from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto Basic White card using Night of Navy ink and punched each end using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I attached the greeting across the oval panel. I loved this card and decided to create two more exactly the same way using the other two images from the Soar Confidently stamp set.

I think they look great, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Poetic Artistry Sketches

February 23, 2021

I saw a sketch challenge on the Poetic Artistry blog recently and although I didn’t get my card created in time for the challenge, I thought I would share the card I made. I began by attaching two strips of different patterns from the True Love Designer Series Paper to Basic Black card. The panels are attached to the left hand side of Basic White card. I attached a larger rectangle piece of another pattern from the True Love Designer Series paper to Basic Black card and then the card front using dimensionals where necessary. I attached the Basic White panel to scored and folded Basic Black card.

I stamped “happy birthday” from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached the greeting to Basic Black card before attaching the greeting to the card front. I coloured the flower from another of the patterns from the True Love Designer Series Paper using Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

I cut out the flower and attached it to the card front covering the end of the greeting panel. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped a greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured another flower from the True Love Designer Series Paper using Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I attached the flower beside the greeting before attaching the panel to the inside of the Basic Black card base.

I loved the sketch from Poetic Artistry, thank you for the inspiration, and love the finished card. What about you, what do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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