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August 8, 2020

Today’s pages share some more photos of our recent holiday in Toowoomba.  We took a drive to Nobby to have lunch at Rudd’s Pub and on the way stopped in to look at a reproduction of Steel Rudd’s home at Emu Creek.   Emma and her children joined us for lunch and the next couple of days at Toowoomba.  I started with a Whisper White 12″ x 12″ page and added a strip of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  I embossed a portion of a 12″ strip of Night of Navy card using the Tin Tile 3D Embossing folder before attaching the panel to each page. I attached each of the photos to Night of Navy card as well.  I cut the title from Night of Navy card using the Playful Alphabet Dies.  I created my journaling on the computer and printed onto Whisper White card.  The journaling panels are attached to the un-embossed section of the Night of Navy card.  To decorate the embossed panels I stamped the leaf image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set four times onto Whisper White card using Mint Macaron ink.  I also stamped the flower from the Positive Thoughts stamp set twice onto Whisper White card using Blushing Bride ink.  I cut out the stamped images using the co-ordinating Natures Thoughts Dies and attached two leaves and one flower to each embossed panel.

Again, simple, but that’s my style.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Magic & Wonder

August 7, 2020

I have been having fun playing wit the Poinsettia Place Suite, it has so much to play with!  This card uses the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and the Poinsettia Dies.  I began by embossing Granny Apple Green card using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder.  I attached a strip of Early Espresso card behind one long edge before attaching it to Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set onto the right hand corner of the Whisper White card using Poppy Parade ink.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Early Espresso card.  I cut Gold Foil card using the leaf die and the flower centre die from the Poinsettia Dies.  I stamped the three layering flower images from the Poinsettia Dies onto Poppy Parade card using Poppy Parade ink.  I cut out the flowers using the co-ordinating Poinsettia Dies.  I attached the Gold Foil leaf images to the card front before attaching the layered flower die cuts. Lastly I added the Gold Foil flower centre.

To decorate the inside of the card, I cut the leaf die from Gold Foil card.  I embossed Granny Apple Green card using the Old World 3D Embossing Folder and attached a narrow strip of Early Espresso card behind one long edge.  I attached the Gold Foil leaf to the lower left hand side of Whisper White card before attaching the embossed panel.

I love how bright and cheery this card, exactly what I love in a Christmas card.  What about you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Poinsettia Christmas

August 6, 2020

Yesterday on my Facebook Live, I shared some ideas for using the Poinsettia Place Product Suite.  Of course, I didn’t cover everything, so I thought I would share another idea for using this beautiful suite.  For this card, I attached a piece of the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Whisper White card.  I wrapped the top of the Designer Series Paper with a length of Real Red Braided Linen Trim.   I stamped the greeting from the Poinsettia Place stamp set onto the Whisper White card using Real Red ink and attached the panel to scored and folded Real Red card. I stamped the single flower image from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set onto Whisper White card using Real Red ink.  I also stamped three of the smaller single leaves from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink.  I cut out the images using the co-ordinating Poinsettia Dies.  I coloured the leaves using the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend and the flower using the Light Real Red Stampin’ Blend.  I attached the leaves to the back of the flower before attaching the whole piece to the card front using dimensionals. I added one of the beautiful Beaded Pearls to the centre of the flower.  I also tied a bow in a length of the Real Red Braided Linen Trim and attached it to the card front using a Glue Dot.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set using Real Red ink.  I used the Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker to add colour to the stems on the berry image and stamped it next to the greeting.  I stamped the berry fill image using Real Red ink and I was pretty happy with how the images lined up.

This amazing product suite can be found in the new 2020 August to December Mini Catalogue which was released on Tuesday.  You can view a PDF copy here (look at the bottom of the page) but If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a catalogue, please contact me so that we can get one to you.

Bye for now.

Kris

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Floral Birthday

August 4, 2020

I recently made a birthday card for one of my downline and thought that you might like to see it.  I embossed Blackberry Bliss card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to Petal Pink card.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped the large floral image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and cut it out using the co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms Die.  I stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set onto Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink and cut it out using one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I attached the floral image to the card front before adding the greeting using dimensionals.  I also added some Basic Rhinestones to the centre of the flowers.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the single flower from the Forever Blossoms stamp set onto the upper left and lower right hand corners of Whisper White ink using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used a post-it-note mask to cover the flowers and stamped the double leaf image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set using the same ink.  I coloured the flowers using Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I stamped the greeting from the Peacful Moments stamp set onto the centre of the Whisper White card.

I haven’t used this stamp set in a while and I don’t really know why.  I think this card shows that you don’t need a lot of supplies to make a beautiful card.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Deepest Sympathy

August 3, 2020

I was asked by my Dad to make a sympathy card for him.  As most people this is not one of my go-to kind of cards and can be difficult to make.  However, with so many beautiful stamps within the available catalogues, it did not take too long to come up with an idea.  I stamped the leaf image from the Tasteful Textures stamp onto Whisper White card using Mint Macaron ink before embossing the card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I attached the stamped card to Mint Macaron card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped “with deepest sympathy” from the Peaceful Moments stamp set onto Whisper White card using Highland Heather ink. The greeting is cut out using one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I also cut Highland Heather card using the same Stitched Nested Labels Die.  I attached the Highland Heather die cut behind the greeting so that just a small amount shows across the bottom and on the lower sides.  I attached the greeting to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the flower from the Tasteful Textures stamp set three times onto Whisper White card using Highland Heather ink.  I coloured the flower using the Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend and the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. I out the flowers and attached them to the card front across the top of the greeting panel using dimensionals where necessary.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Tasteful Textures stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card.  I masked the flower using a Post-it-Note and stamped the leaf image from the Tasteful Textures stamp set twice using Mint Macaron ink.  I removed the Post-it-Note mask and coloured the flower using the Light Highland Heather and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  The panel is attached to the inside of the card.

I hope my Dad likes the card I made for him.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Toowoomba

August 1, 2020

Recently Ron and I were lucky enough to spend a few days in Toowoomba with our girls and their children.  Unfortunately our sons-in-law were not able to make it.   The first day was beautiful and sunny and we had no wind. Ron & I and Sarah and her children arrived at lunchtime and after lunch had a quick look around town, first visiting Picnic Point.  I am drawn to this place, as this was the name of the suburb I grew up in!  We also visited Queen’s park where the topiaries are amazing, especially the one of Thomas! I used Whisper White 12″ x 12″ card as the base of each page.  I cut Basic Black card using one of the Ornate Border Dies and attached it behind the bottom two photos on the first page and the top two photos on the second page.   I created my journaling on the computer and printed onto Whisper White card.  The journaling is attached to Basic Black card before being attached to the page.  I also cut down a photo for each journaling block.  I cut the title from Basic Black card using the Playful Alphabet Dies and attached it to the first page.  I also added some stamping to each journaling block using the retired Let’s Get Away stamp set and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I love how simple but beautiful these pages are, don’t you.  I have a few more pages to share from our trip, hopefully soon.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Just Thinking of You

July 31, 2020

I have a friend who is going through a difficult time at the moment and I wanted to let her know that I am thinking of her.  I thought I would share it with you.  This is actually the first card I made using the Many Mates Bundle.  I cut the large die from the Many Medallions Dies from Bumblebee card and trimmed it down so that instead of five by six squares it it four by six squares.  This piece is attached to Whisper White card and then Just Jade card. I cut Just Jade card using one of the Forever Flourishing Dies and attached it across the Bumblebee die.  I stamped the image from the Forever Fern stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Magenta Madness ink.  I cut out the image using the co-ordinating Forever Flourishing Die and attached it over the die cut leaf. I stamped the greeting from the Many Mates stamp set onto Whisper White card using Just Jade ink and punched it out using the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.  I attached the greeting to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another of the greetings from the Many Mates stamp set onto Whisper White card using Just Jade ink.  I also stamped the floral image from the Forever Fern stamp set beside the greeting using Magenta Madness ink.

I hope that my friend enjoys her card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Set of Three

July 30, 2020

Yesterday on my Facebook Live I shared some tips for creating using the Many Mates Bundle.  Today I am sharing a set of three cards I made using the same die cut.  I love the large die cut from the Many Medallions Dies but wanted to use it in smaller pieces.  So I cut Whisper White card using the die and then cut it off a section containing five squares x two squares across the width of the die cut.  I cut off a two squares x four squares from the remaining piece.  I then trimmed the remaining piece down to three squares x three squares and I still have a three square x 1 square piece left.    For each of these cards, I attached the Whisper White die cut to Basic Black card.

For the four squares by two squares card front, I cut Granny Apple Green card using the Forever Flourishing Dies and attached it over the Whisper White die cut.  I stamped the flower from the Tasteful Touches stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink and cut it out.  I attached the flower to the card front using dimensionals.  The whole panel is attached to Melon Mambo card and then scored and folded Basic Black card.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Many Mates stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also stamped the flower from the Tasteful Touches stamp set onto the lower left hand corner using Melon Mambo ink.

For the five squares x 2 squares card front, I cut Granny Apple Green card using one of the Forever Flourishing Dies and attached it across the die cut.  I stamped the flower from the Tasteful Touches stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink and cut it out.  I also stamped a greeting from the Many Mates stamp set onto Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink.  I cut the greeting out using one of the Layering Circle Dies and attached it to a scalloped circle cut from Granny Apple Green card using the same dies.  I attached the greeting to the card front and then the flower using dimensionals.  The whole panel is attached to Granny Apple Green card and then scored and folded Basic Black card.

To decorate the inside of this card, I simply stamped the flower from the Tasteful Touches stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink.

For the three squares x three squares card front, I stamped the greeting from the Tasteful Touches stamp set across the bottom of the Basic Black card using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled the stamped greeting with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I cut Gold Foil card using a die from the Forever Flourishing Dies and attached it across the Whisper White die cut.  I stamped the flower from the Tasteful Touches stamp set onto Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink and cut it out.  I attached the flower to the card front using dimensionals.  The whole panel is attached to Gold Foil card and then scored and folded Basic Black card.

This card is decorated in the same manner as the last card with the flower from the Tasteful Touches stamp set.

I think these cards look so pretty, don’t you?  Although my gold embossed greeting is a little hard to see.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch Challenge 467

July 28, 2020

Today’s card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.  I’m not sure that I have interpreted the sketch correctly but I am more than happy with the finishing result.  I attached Whisper White card to the bottom of Coastal Cabana card and stamped “birthday” from the So Much Happy stamp set using Pacific Point ink. I embossed the panel using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Pacific Point card.  I cut Pacific Point card using the Happy Dies and trimmed off the card at the top of the letters.  I attached the “happy” to the card front using dimensionals. I stamped the balloon image from the So Much Happy stamp set onto Whisper White card using Pacific Point ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Happy Die.  I also cut the balloon string from Whisper White card using the same dies. I attached the balloon string to the back of the balloon and attached the balloon to the card front using mini dimensionals.  I trimmed the balloon string and tucked it behind the letter “p”.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the balloon and string from the So Much Happy stamp set onto Whisper White card using Pacific Point ink.  I embossed a strip of Coastal Cabana card using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and attached it across the bottom of the stamped Whisper White card.

Thanks Try Stamping on Tuesday for the inspiration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #344

July 27, 2020

I was inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments to create my card today using The Tree Angle stamp set from the soon to be released August to December Mini Catalogue.  You can find this stamp set on page 22 of this Mini Catalogue.  If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a copy of this Mini Catalogue, contact me so that we can organise to get one to you.  Another thing I love about this stamp set is that you can cut out most of the images using the Stitched Triangles Dies.  I began by embossing the top two thirds of Whisper White card using the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.  I stamped the greeting from The Tree Angle stamp set onto the Whisper White card below the embossing using Real Red ink.  I attached a piece of ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper across the Whisper White card to cover the end of the embossing.   The Whisper White panel is attached to scored and folded Garden Green card.   I cut an oval from Whisper White card using the Layering Ovals Dies and stamped the tree trunk image from The Tree Angle stamp set onto the lower portion. I cut a scalloped oval from Real Red card using the Layering Ovals Dies and attached the stamped Whisper White oval.   The panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the tree image from The Tree Angle stamp set onto Whisper White card using Garden Green ink.  I cut out the tree using the co-ordinating Stitched Triangle Die.  I attached the tree just above the stamped tree trunk.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped a greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set onto Whisper White card using Real Red ink.  I also attached a piece of the same ‘Tis The Season Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the stamped panel.

I love the result, don’t you?  Thank you so much Hand Stamped Sentiments for a great challenge (one I was finally able to complete on time!).

Bye for now,

Kris

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