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Framed Christmas

November 12, 2019

I wasn’t sure that I wanted to buy the Heirloom Frames and 3D Embossing Folders, but seeing all the gorgeous creations on Pinterest, I decided that I “needed” them.  I have already shared a couple of cards I have made using these dies and embossing folders but today’s card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest and gave me an opportunity to use part of the Still Scenes bundle I purchased on pre-order.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Cherry Cobbler card.  I cut the trees from Shaded Spruce card using the Snow Globe Scenes Dies and the church images from Cherry Cobbler card using the same dies.  I cut Whisper White card using the rectangle frame and embossed it using the Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders.  I attached the tree image to the back of the frame before attaching it to the card front using dimensionals.  I attached the church dies together and then attached them inside the frame using mini dimensionals.  I stamped “merry Christmas” from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cherry Cobbler ink.  I punched out the greeting using the Classic Label Punch.  When you use this punch with this greeting it matches perfectly along the top and bottom edges.  You are left with little pieces on the end of the label which are not stamped but are easily trimmed to leave just the greeting.  I attached the greeting to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Still Scenes stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cherry Cobbler ink.

I’m pretty happy with the way this card turned out and thank Elizabeth Price for the inspiration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Lacey Birthday

November 11, 2019

Today’s card is another I made for a friend who celebrated her birthday recently.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Highland Heather card.  I cut Whisper White card using the Stitched Lace Dies and attached it to Granny Apple Green card.  The whole panel is attached to the left hand side of the card front.  I stamped the large floral image from the A Little Lace stamp set using Granny Apple Green ink.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of the panel using Granny Apple ink. I attached the image panel to Granny Apple Green card and then the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the image onto scrap paper three times, once using Highland Heather ink, once using Poppy Parade ink and once using Mango Melody ink.  I cut one flower from each image and attached the cut flowers over the corresponding Granny Apple Green image.  Lastly I added Clear Faceted Gems to the centres of the flowers.

To decorate the inside of the card, I inked the small floral image using Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped onto Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Varied Vases stamp set next to the floral image using Highland Heather ink.

This card kind of took me out of my comfort zone.  All that fussy cutting and fussy inking but I think the finished card is amazing, don’t you?  I hope my friend liked it too.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Kakadu

November 9, 2019

We packed a lot into our trip to Darwin and it was really exciting reaching Kakadu.  This page is really quite simple but it brings back lots of memories.  This is where we stopped because Sarah and Sean’s car air conditioning had stopped working.  The driving belt was a mangled mess and it took Sean and Ron a little while to remove the debris, which gave us time for a walk around and a photo opportunity!  My page base is 12″ x 12″ Whisper White card.  I attached a 6″ square piece of Early Espresso paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of the page.  I did sponge around the edges using Early Espresso ink first.  I stamped the Birch Background stamp onto Crumb Cake card using Crumb Cake ink and sponged around the edges using the same ink.  This panel is attached to the right hand side of the page.  I cut a strip of Mossy Meadow paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Pack and trimmed one end with the Triple Banner Punch and sponged around the edges using Mossy Meadow ink.  I did cut this strip in half so that it would reach further across the page and since my photo is on top, no-one knows!  My journaling is printed onto Whisper White card, cut into strips and attached to Early Espresso card before being attached to the page.  I didn’t add a title because the photo says it all.

It seems like only yesterday we were doing this trip and yet it is already over 12 months ago.  I need to spend a bit more time scrapbooking!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Merry Christmas

November 8, 2019

Today’s card is a pretty simple one using the gorgeous Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I hope you have all placed your orders for this fabulous suite.  For today’s card, I embossed Cherry Cobbler card using the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder and attached a piece of the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the embossed card.  I wrapped the top of the Designer Series Paper with a length of Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon before attaching the panel to scored and folded Early Espresso card.  I stamped the greeting from the Christmas Rose stamp set onto Whisper White card using Early Espresso ink.  I cut out the greeting using the co-ordinating Rose Die and attached it to the card front using dimensionals.  I die cut Gold Foil twice using the die from the Rose Dies and attached it to the top left and right corners of the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Christmas Rose stamp set onto Whisper White card using Early Espresso ink.  I embossed a narrow strip of Cherry Cobbler card using the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder.  I attached a narrow strip of Early Espresso card behind one long edge and attached it across the bottom of the stamped Whisper White card.

This was pretty simple to make but the beautiful Designer Series Paper and a touch of Gold is really all the card needed.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Concertina Birthday

November 7, 2019

I have already shared a card with you that I made using this Inside Concertina Card here.  The instructions I followed were purchased from Elizabeth Shannon a lovely UK Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I embossed Balmy Blue card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder which is attached to scored and folded Night of Navy card.  I attached a strip of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper across the card front.  I cut Night of Navy card using the “rope” die from the Smooth Sailing Dies and attached it across the Designer Series Paper.  I cut Mossy Meadow card using the “seaweed” die from the Smooth Sailing Dies and attached it to the card front. I cut the label die from the Smooth Sailing Dies from Balmy Blue and Sahara Sand card and attached them to the card front.  I stamped the bird image from the Sailing Home stamp set onto a small Whisper White tag which I have punched using the Scalloped Tag Topper and rounded the bottom corners using the Detailed Trio Punch.  The tag has a piece of Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine tied through the top before attaching to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the lighthouse image from the Sailing Home stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it using Balmy Blue, Light Mossy Meadow and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The image is cut out using the co-ordinating Smooth Sailing Die and attached to the left hand side of the tag. I stamped “happy birthday” onto Night of Navy card using Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.  The greeting is cut out using the label die from the Smooth Sailing Dies and attached to the tag.  I stamped the anchor image from the Sailing Home stamp set onto Sahara Sand card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Smooth Sailing Die.  The anchor is attached to the tag over the bottom of the lighthouse.  I also added one of the Sail Away Trinkets using a Mini Glue Dot.

I created the concertina for the inside of the card following Elizabeth’s instructions.  I added a few panels of Sail Away Designer Series Paper before attaching the concertina to the inside of the card.  I stamped the small sailing boat, anchor and compass images from the Sailing Home stamp set onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink.  I cut out the images using one of the circles from the Layering Circles Dies.  Each circle is attached to a Night of Navy scalloped circle cut using the same dies.  Each image is attached to one of the concertina panels, making sure to stagger them evenly.  The panel on the right is left blank to allow somewhere to write a message.

I know just the person to receive this card.  He will love it just as much as me.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Birthday Blue

November 5, 2019

I found a card on Pinterest by Jo Hooper and knew it would be perfect for my Beachmere class.  I stamped the car from the Geared Up Garage stamp set randomly across Bermuda Bay card using Bermuda Bay ink.  I sponged the edges of the card using the same ink and attached it to scored and folded Bermuda Bay card.  I embossed Smoky Slate card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, sponged the edges with Smoky Slate ink, attached it to another piece of Smoky Slate card before attaching it to the card front.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set onto Whisper White card using Smoky Slate ink and cut it out using one of the circles from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I stamped the “smoke” image from the Geared up Garage stamp set several times below the greeting using Sahara Sand ink.  I attached the stamped circle to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the car image from the Geared Up Garage stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card and cut it out using the co-ordinating Garage Gears Die. The card is attached to the stamped circle over the “smoke” image.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Smoky Slate ink.  I stamped the car image from the Geared Up Garage stamp set randomly onto Bermuda Bay card using Bermuda Bay ink.  I sponged the edges of the stamped card using Bermuda Bay ink and attached a narrow strip of Smoky Slate card behind one long edge.  The stamped panel is attached to the bottom of the stamped Whisper White card.

I can’t thank Jo enough for the inspiration to create this card, I love it.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Watercoloured Magnolia

November 4, 2019

I found a card on Pinterest and used it for the inspiration for this card I made for a friend who recently lost a loved one.  I stamped the large Magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set onto the top left and bottom right hand corners of Shimmery White card using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled the stamped image with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I used an Aqua Painter to colour the flowers using Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam and So Saffron ink. I attached the Shimmery White card to Soft Sea Foam card and then scored and folded Highland Heather card.  I stamped the greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set onto Soft Sea Foam card using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled the greeting with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I cut out the greeting using one of the ovals from the Stitched Ovals Dies.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the large Magnolia onto the lower left hand corner Shimmery White card using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled the image with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I coloured the flower using an Aqua Painter and Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam and So Saffron ink.

I don’t enjoy making cards for these occasions, however, I am most pleased with the way this card turned out.

Bye for now,

Kris

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