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Happy Anniversary

June 20, 2019

My Mum and Dad celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary yesterday.  Such a milestone!  I am so lucky to have them living close by and to be able to spend time with them.   Anyway I thought I would share with you the card I made for them.  I began by embossing Gray Granite card using the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder.    I cut one edge of Whisper White card using the edgelit from the Stitched Lace Dies, before cutting it with the background die in this set.  After I had die cut the whole piece, I then cut the opposite side of the Whisper White card with the edgelit, to give me a beautiful banner piece to go across the embossed Gray Granite card. I wrapped the Whisper White banner with the Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon before attaching the panel to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I cut Petal Pink card using the large heart image in the Stitched Be Mine Dies as well as the smaller detailed heart.  I cut the large plain heart from Whisper White card using the same dies.  I used dimensionals to hold the outer Petal Pink heart and plain Whisper White heart together and attached it to the card front.  I attached the detailed heart to the centre of the Whisper White heart.  I cut the “65” from Petal Pink using some very old sizzix dies in my stash.  I stamped “happy” and “anniversary” from the Well Said stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Gray Granite ink. I punched the greetings using the Classic Label Punch and then trimmed the ends so that there is only a small amount of white space around the greetings.  The greetings are attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I embossed another piece of Gray Granite card using the Tufted 3d Embossing Folder.  I cut the scalloped border from Petal Pink card using the Stitched Be Mine Die.

I didn’t see them yesterday but I hope that Mum and Dad had a lovely day celebrating their Anniversary.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Pretty in Pink

June 18, 2019

I made the card I am sharing with you today for my youngest daughter who celebrated her birthday yesterday.  Happy Birthday Emma.  I attached a piece of Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper to Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto the upper right hand corner using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I cut both edges of a strip of Blackberry Bliss card using the edgelit die from the Stitched Be Mine Dies.  I attached the die cut piece over the top edge of the Designer Series Paper and wrapped the panel with the Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon before attaching to scored and folded Blackberry Bliss card. I stamped the flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set three times onto scrap Whisper White card using Petal Pink ink and cut them out.  I stamped the leaf image from the same stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card three times using Mossy Meadow ink and punched them out using the Leaf Punch.  (Even though it doesn’t say so in the catalogue, this punch fits the image perfectly.) I attached the leaves to the back of the flowers and then to the card front.  The lower two flowers and leaves are attached using dimensionals.  I coloured three Clear Faceted Gems using the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend and attached them to the flower centres.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the smaller of the flower images onto Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I stamped the flower centre using Petal Pink ink.  I stamped the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set below the flower using Blackberry Bliss ink.

I hope you had an amazing day Emma.

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Good Man

June 17, 2019

I am not one who easily creates male themed cards but there is a stamp set in the new catalogue designed for males which makes it very easy.  The two cards I am sharing today use basically the same products and I love the way both cards turned out.

To create the first one, I stamped the image from the A Good Man stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Sof Suede, Crumb Cake and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. I cut out the image using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I also cut a Rectangle Stitched Die from Night of Navy card.  I embossed a piece of Old Olive card using the Curls and Swirls Embossing Folder.  I stamped the greeting from the A Good Man stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink.  Then I assembled the rest of the pieces,  I attached the right hand side of the stamped Whisper White rectangle to the right hand side of the Night of Navy stitched rectangle, then I slipped the Night of Navy Rectangle under the embossed card and the stamped Whisper White rectangle over the embossed card, using the stamped Whisper White card as a quide.   Once positioned, I added more adhesive to the panels to attach them to the card front.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Night of Navy card.

To decorate the inside of the card, I embossed a strip of Old Olive card using the Curls and Swirls Embossing Folder and attached it to the bottom of Whisper White card.

For the second card, I stamped the image onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it using the Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Ivory Stampin’ Blends.  The image is cut out using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I also cut a rectangle from Night of Navy card using the same dies. I embossed a piece of Old Olive card using the Curls and Swirls Embossing Folder.  I also punched a narrow strip of Night of Navy card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.  To assemble the card front, I attached the punched strip behind the top edge of the embossed Old Olive card.  I attached the panel to Whisper White card using adhesive across the bottom of the panel and on the right and left sides but not behind the punched edge.  I attached the stamped Whisper White Rectangle to the top of the Night of Navy Rectangle. I added more adhesive to the panels and slipped the Night of Navy Rectangle behind the embossed card to attach it to the Whisper White card.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Night of Navy card.

To decorate the inside of this card, I stamped the greeting from the A Good Man stamp set onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink.

These are relatively simple cards to create but I love how they turned out.  I am sure this stamp set is going to be a real favourite, not only with me, but with you also.

And don’t they look great together.  There is another stamp in this set and I think you could create a great gift set of cards with this stamp set.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Another Cousins layout

June 15, 2019

This time using the May Hugs From Shellie Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I know that this kit has now sold out in Australia but I created this page to share at my Open House and thought that you might like to see it.  It’s a photo of my dad on the left and his cousin Marie.  I haven’t added any journaling yet as I need to check the details with my Dad.  I used one card and envelope from the Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Firstly I cut the card in half and then cut the patterned card front in half again and attached one piece behind the top right hand corner of the photo and one behind the bottom right hand corner of the photo. I stamped the background from the stamp set included in the Paper Pumpkin kit onto the top right and bottom left hand corners pf a Very Vanilla 12″ x 12″ card using Balmy Blue ink. I stamped several of the bird images from the same stamp set over the top using Early Espresso ink.  I used removable adhesive to attach Very Vanilla card (for my journaling) to Balmy Blue card and then attached it to the page.  I cut the label and flowers from the envelope front  and added the title using my computer.  The label is attached over the journaling panel using dimensionals.  At this stage I haven’t removed the backing on the dimensionals behind the top of the label.  It’s kind of a simple page but it let me stretch the use of the cards from the Paper Pumpkin kit, to create more than just cards.  I loved this kit and I do hope that we get more of these in Australia.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Birdie Birthday

June 14, 2019

Today’s card is one that I made for a customer who celebrated her birthday earlier this week.  I used the Fab Friday 165 sketch challenge as the inspiration for my card.    I embossed Balmy Blue card using the Layering Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Thick Very Vanilla card.  I attached a length of scalloped ribbon to Burlap ribbon the same length using Mini Glue Dots before attaching it to the embossed card. I stamped the image from the Free As A Bird stamp set onto Shimmery White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using the Balmy Blue, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen.  I cut out the image using a Rectangle Stitched Die and stamped “happy birthday” from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto the lower right hand corner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the single bird image from the Free As A Bird stamp set onto the lower left hand corner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the bird using the Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen.  I also stamped another of the greetings from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

This card is sooo pretty.  I am totally in love with this stamp set.  The images are just gorgeous and if you love colouring then this is for you too.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Birthday Ethan

June 13, 2019

My grandson turned 13 yesterday and I wanted to make him a special card.  After watching this You Tube video by Susan Levasseur I knew what I was going to create.  She used the gorgeous Good Morning Magnolia stamp set to create her card, but I decided to go with the Above The Clouds stamp set.  I cut my card base from Thick Whisper White card following Susan’s directions.  I must say, although it looks very complicated it is actually quite easy to create. To decorate the focal panel, I used a little of the retired Brusho Prussian Blue crystals on Shimmer White card.  I like the one of a kind background that you can create with Brusho and can’t wait until the new ones in this Annual Catalogue arrive for me to play with. The panel is attached to Night of Navy card and then the card base.  I stamped the outline image of the balloons from the Above the Cloud stamp set using Night of Navy ink and stamped the fill image using Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point card.  The balloon basket outline image is stamped in Soft Suede ink and the fill image in Crumb Cake ink.  I punched out the pieces using the co-ordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch and attached them over the background created with the Brusho.  The panel is attached to Night of Navy card.  The smaller panel on the front of the card, as well as the large square panel and smaller triangle panels are all stamped with the Crackle Background stamp using Balmy Blue ink and then embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  Each of these panels is attached to Night of Navy card and then the card base.   I decided that I would add a panel to the back of the card to write my message and so I stamped the greeting from the Above the Cloud stamp set onto the inside rectangle panel using Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the small balloon image from the same stamp set using Night of Navy ink and the fill image using Balmy Blue ink.  This panel is also attached to Night of Navy card.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Special Celebrations stamp set using Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White card and punched it out using the Story Label Punch.  The greeting is attached to the inside of the card using dimensionals, so that the front panel can stand when opened.

The finished card size is 6″ x 6″ so I had to create an envelope specifically for the card.  I used Whisper White 12″ x 12″ card and the now retired Envelope Punch Board to create the envelope.  I closed the card by adding 1″ circles punched from Night of Navy card, held in place with brads and Whisper White Baker’s Twine to hold it closed.

Thanks to Susan, for the instructions, this card is gorgeous.  I know that Ethan loved it too.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Thinking of You

June 11, 2019

I made today’s card using a sketch I had saved on Pinterest.  I attached a piece of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper across the bottom of scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting onto the lower right hand corner of Petal Pink card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink before embossing the card using the Layering Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder.  The embossed panel is attached to the card front.  I stamped the border image from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set onto Whisper White card using Mossy Meadow ink.  I cut out the stamped card on both sides of the stamping using the border from the Magnolia Memory Dies.  I attached the border to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the small magnolia image onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.  I punched out the image using the 2” Circle Punch.  I attached the image to a Mossy Meadow Circle punched using the Starburst Punch.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card using the border image from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set using Mossy Meadow ink.

Unfortunately at the moment you cannot order the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder but it will be available soon.

Bye for now,

Kris

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