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Goodbye…

May 24, 2018

Chocolate Chip and Guy Greetings.  Today’s card is a very simple one showing off the car stamp in the Guy Greetings stamp set and also the colour Chocolate Chip.  I am going to miss both the stamp set and the colour (however, there are some great stamp sets and some fabulous new colours to replace them).  I cut rectangles of the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (also retiring at the end of the month) and attached them to opposite corners of Very Vanilla card.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Chocolate Chip Card.   I stamped the car image from the Guy Greetings stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Chocolate Chip ink.  I added some colour to the car with Tranquil Tide and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers.  The  image panel is attached to Chocolate Chip card and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the greeting from the Guy Greetings stamp set using Chocolate Chip ink.  I attached a narrow strip of Chocolate Chip card behind one long edge of the same True Gentleman Designer Series paper.  The designer series paper panel is attached to the bottom edge of the stamped Very Vanilla card.

A very simple card showing off some of the fabulous products on the retired list.  I hope you have made your purchases before they completely disappear at the end of this month.

Bye for now,

Kris

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I don’t have an icon for the True Gentleman Designer Series paper but it is still available here.

 

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Papercraft Challenge 292

May 22, 2018

The Challenge at the Paper Craft Crew this week was to create a square card using the sketch.  I decided to keep it simple using the Delightful Daisy stamp set.  I stamped the image from the Timeless Textures stamp set using Old Olive ink onto Whisper White card.  I attached a piece of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper across the centre of the stamped Whisper White card.  I punched Night of Navy card using the Starburst Punch and attached a 2″ Circle of Whisper White to the centre.  I attached the circles to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set onto Daffodil Delight card using Night of Navy ink.  I cut a “V” in one end and attached it to the card front with the right hand end tucked under the circles.  I stamped the daisy from the Delightful Daisy stamp set twice onto Whisper White card using Daffodil Delight ink.   I stamped the flower centre onto one of the stamped daisy’s using Delightful Daffodil ink.  I punched out the images using the Daisy Punch.  I attached them one on top of the other using Glue Dots and making sure to stagger the petals.  The daisy is attached to the centre of the circles.  I also added a Clear Faceted Gem to the centre of the flower.  I stamped the solid leaf image twice onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink, making sure to stamp onto scrap paper first.  I stamped the outline image over the top using Old Olive ink.  I cut out the leaves and attached them with the stems sitting under the circles.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped a leaf once more and cut it out.  I stamped the stem image onto the inside of the card and attached the leaf over the top.  I stamped the daisy image onto Whisper White card using Daffodil Delight ink and punched it out.  I cut the daisy so that I would have one section with four petals and one with three petals.  I attached them together using Glue Dots, staggering the petals before adding them to the top of the stem image.  I stamped the flower centre onto Whisper White card using Daffodil Delight ink and punched it out using the 1/2″ circle punch.  The flower centre is attached to the daisy.

I will probably hand deliver this card so I will have to create an envelope but since I still have lots of this Designer Series Paper it won’t be a problem.

I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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I don’t have an icon for the Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper but you can view it here.

 

Freshly Made 337

May 21, 2018

Today’s card is created using the sketch challenge at Freshly Made.  I have a lot of Petal Passion Designer Series paper to use up before the end of this month and I thought this was a perfect way to use some of it.  I attached a piece of the dotted Petal Passion Designer Series Paper to the right hand side of Whisper White card before attaching to scored and folded Basic Black card.  I cut a piece of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper which is designed to colour in.  I used Stampin’ Blends in the following colours – Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette and Bermuda Bay to colour the panel.  I attached the coloured Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped “congratulations” from the Petal Palette stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black inkThe greeting is cut out using the frame from the Petals and More Thinlits Dies.  I attached the greeting to the card front over the coloured panel.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a piece of the same dotted Petal Passion Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of Whisper White card.  I coloured one of the flowers from the Designer Series Paper using the Rich Razzleberry blends and cut it out.  The flower is attached to the lower left hand corner of the Whisper White card, partially over the Designer Series Paper.

Well, what do you think?  I love it, but maybe it’s a little too busy?

The Stampin’ Blends will all be available again when the new catalogue launches next month, along with a whole lot of new colours for our colouring pleasure.  Although the Petal Palette stamp set and Petals and More Thinlits Dies will be available in the new catalogue, the bundle will not, so don’t delay if you want to save 10%.

Bye for now,

Kris

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My Christening

May 19, 2018

Today I am sharing another page using the photos from my Mum and Dad which hopefully is preserving some memories for my children and grandchildren, as well as being a great trip down memory lane for me.  These photos are from Christening day.  The one on the left shows my Dad, who is holding me and his mother and grandmother – four generations in the one photo, kind of neat I think.  The one on the right shows my Mum’s sister and her husband who were my Godparents.  I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper across the 12″ x 12″ Whisper White page.  I punched a strip of Powder Pink card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it to Basic Black card.  A4 card is slightly short of 12″, so I cut it and left a gap in the middle when I attached it to the Designer Series Paper.  I cut the decorative piece from Basic Black card using the Petals and More Thinlits Dies and attached it behind the photo on the left.  The two photos are attached to Powder Pink card and then attached over the Designer Series Paper.  I attached one of the Petal Passion Memories and More cards to Basic Black card and attached it to the lower left hand corner of the page.  I cut “Happy Birthday” from Basic Black card using the Birthday Thinlits Die and cut the pieces apart to create Happy Day for my title.  I cut the flower die from Basic Black card using the Petals and More Thinlits Dies and attached it to the top right hand corner.  This time my journalling is hand written.  I read somewhere that you should use your handwriting to preserve it for future generations (not sure mine is worth preserving but..).

I do hope you are enjoying my Memory Keeping and that you are being inspired to put your photos into pages or pockets (as the case may be) to share with your family and friends.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Thank You

May 18, 2018

Today I am going to share with you a card I received from my friend Jenny.  She is a very talented paper crafter who also happens to be part of my team.  Unfortunately Jenny doesn’t have a blog or a facebook page (yet) but when she does I will be sure to share the link with you.  We hadn’t been in touch for a little while because life had become pretty busy for both of us.  To let me know she was still around she gave me this lovely card which she made using the Share What You Love Product Suite.  I can’t tell you how happy it made me feel to receive this beautiful card.  She created a small tri-fold with window cut outs to show off the beautiful Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  We all spend so much time creating our cards but the true value is in the joy that they bring to someone else’s life.  So Thank You Jenny for being part of my life and bringing it so much joy.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Beautiful Congratulations

May 17, 2018

Today I am sharing a card made using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and the matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies (these are available in the new Annual Catalogue but the bundle retires on the 31st May along with the 10% discount).  I must admit that I have had my eye on all the gorgeous creations using this card for a while but only gave in and bought the bundle when I knew it would be carrying over to the new catalogue.  I have also used a couple of the new colours that will be joining the Brights Family with the new catalogue release.  To begin I embossed Whisper White card using the Layering Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Mango Melody card (pretty isn’t it?).  I stamped the stem image onto Whisper White card using Granny Apple Green ink (another newbe and so pretty).  I stamped three different flowers using three different inks – Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo.  The flower centres are stamped using Early Espresso ink.  Each of the flowers are cut out using the matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies.  The Flirty Flamingo Flowers are attached flat onto the Whisper White card and all of the other flowers are attached using Mini Dimensionals.  I cut the bow from Mango Melody card and attached it over the flower stem.  The image panel is attached to Mango Melody card and then the card front using dimensionals I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto a narrow strip of Whisper White card using Granny Apple Green ink.  The greeting is attached to a strip of Mango Melody card and then the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the stem image three times onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Granny Apple Green ink.  I stamped each of the flowers once more and cut them out using the matching framelit.  The flowers are attached over the ends of the flower stems.

I love the way the colours in the new Brights collection work together, bright and pretty but not too bright.  My favourite new colour (well for today anyway) is Mango Melody, what about you, are you looking forward to the colour refresh?  You will love it.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Fab Friday Challenge 137

May 15, 2018

Today’s card uses the sketch for the Fab Friday challenge but is also inspired by a card in the New Annual Catalogue.  I bought the Apron of Love stamp set and Apron Builder Framelits Dies quite a while ago and this is the first time they have been out of the box.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Grapefruit Grove card.  I stamped the flower stem image from the Apron of Love stamp set across Whisper White card using Call Me Clover ink.  I stamped the flower tops using Pineapple Punch ink.  I stamped the greeting from the same stamp set using Call Me Clover ink.  I punched a strip of Grapefruit Grove card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it below the stamped flower stems.  I attached a narrow strip of Grapefruit Grove behind the top of the stamped Whisper White card.  The stamped panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I used the die from the Apron Builder Framelits Dies to cut the larger flowers from Grapefruit Grove card.  They are attached over the stamped images using a little Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a narrow strip of Grapefruit Grove card behind one long edge of a strip of Whisper White card embossed using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.

Such a simple card but ever so pretty.  I have to say the new in-colours are just gorgeous and I am sure will be a big hit with you too.

Bye for now,

Kris

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