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Seasons Greetings

September 29, 2022

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Leaves of Holly Bundle and the co-ordinating Boughs of Holly 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. I embossed Basic White card using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Evening Evergreen card. I cut two pieces of Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper and attached them to the card front. I cut the label die from the Holly Berry Dies from Evening Evergreen card and the background for the leaves from Soft Succulent card. I attached the panel to a Basic White rectangle cut using the Deckled Rectangle Dies.

I stamped “Seasons Greetings” from the Leaves of Holly stamp set onto Basic White card and cut it out using the label die from the Holly Berry Dies. The greeting is attached to the centre of the Evening Evergreen label. I attached the Basic White panel to the card front using dimensionals. I coloured Basic Rhinestones using the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and attached three to each of the leaves on the card front.

I also added three large coloured Rhinestones down the upper right hand side of the card front. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Leaves of Holly stamp set onto Basic White ard using Cherry Cobbler ink. I attached a piece of Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the stamped panel.

This is an amazing suite of products from the July to December Mini Catalogue and I know that I am going to be using them often. What do you think, do you love them too?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Hues of Happiness

September 27, 2022

I am not sure if you know this or not but some of the papers from the Hues of Happiness 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper co-ordinate perfectly with the Blossoming Happiness Dies. Today’s card is created mostly using just the Designer Series Paper with only the greetings being stamped. I attached a piece of the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper down the left hand side of Basic White card which I attached to scored and folded Gorgeous Grape card. I cut Basic White and Gorgeous Grape card using the two largest circle dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies.

I attached the two circles to together before attaching them to the card front. I stamped the greeting from the Happiness Abounds stamp set onto Basic White card using Gorgeous Grape ink. I cut out the greeting using one of the banner dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies.

I cut the flowers and leaves from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper using the Blossoming Happiness Dies. The flowers, leaves and the greeting are layered onto the Basic White circle. the banner and the Fresh Freesia flower are on dimensionals. I added three gorgeous grape dots from the Glossy Dots Assortment to the card front, just to add some bling. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Happiness Abounds stamp set onto Basic White card using Gorgeous Grape ink. I attached one of the flowers cut from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper beside the greeting.

I actually cut all the flowers and leaves I could from one sheet of the Hues of Happiness Paper so that I can see what I can create.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Abigail’s Album

September 24, 2022

I promised Abigail that I would create an album for her to use as a keepsake for photos of her formal. I followed the instructions that Clare from Created the Ottaway shared here. I added cardboard to all of my pages and added an extra two envelopes to give Abi plenty of room for photos. Once I had assembled the envelopes, I used the gorgeous Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (gotta love the name) to decorate each of the pages. For the front and back covers, I did what Clare did and cut the paper into two pieces and covered the join using the Natural Finish Ribbon which will allow Abi to tie a bow to keep the album closed (I think it is going to end up kind of thick). I cut Basic White and Smoky Slate card using the Deckled Rectangle Dies and attached them to the Album cover. I die cut Petal Pink using the Cottage Flowers Dies to add to the Basic White panel. I printed the title onto Basic White card and cut it out using my Paper Snips.

For the first pages, I added Designer Series Paper and Basic White Deckled Rectangles cut using the largest one that would fit on my 6″ x 6″ pages. I also cut Smoky Slate card using the second smallest Deckled Rectangle Die. A die cut petal pink flower using the Cottage Flowers Dies decorates the left page. On the right I stamped the single flower and single leaf images from the Cottage Rose stamp set onto Basic White card using Basic Gray ink. I coloured the flower using Petal Pink and Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and the leaf using Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. The images were cut out using the co-ordinating Cottage Flowers Dies.

The next pages also have the addition of Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper. On the left page, I created a pocket based loosely on Clare’s instructions and before attaching it to the left hand page I die cut it using one of the Split Card Textures Dies. For this page I cut two pieces of Basic White card and trimmed the corners using the retired Detailed Trio Punch. I also stamped the large flower image from the Cottage Rose stamp set onto Basic White card using Basic Gray ink. The image is coloured using Petal Pink, Old Olive and Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends before being cut out using the co-ordinating Cottage Flowers Die. On the right page I stamped, coloured and die cut the single leaf image from the Cottage Rose stamp set. The addition of two Basic White Deckled Rectangles gives Abigail somewhere to add photos. The smaller Smoky Slate Deckled Rectangle will allow her to add either one of the stamped sentiments I created or hand write something onto a Basic White Deckled Rectangle.

The third page has the addition of Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper to each page. I coloured the right hand piece of Designer Series Paper using Dark Petal Pink and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to give it more colour. I added two Basic White Deckled Rectangles and two small Smoky Slate Deckled Rectangles. The left page also has the addition of a die cut Petal Pink flower.

Once again the fourth page has the addition of Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper, Deckled Rectangles and two Basic White pieces in the pocket which is die cut using the Split Card Texture Dies. The flower on the left page is die cut from Petal Pink card and the flower on the right is stamped, coloured and die cut as before.

The fifth page also has the addition of Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper and Basic White Deckled Rectangles. I decided to add the rectangles so that the photos could be horizontal instead of vertical. I added two smaller Deckled Rectangle Dies, one in Petal Pink (on the left) and one in Smoky Slate (on the right). I also die cut Crumb Cake card using the Cottage Flowers Dies.

The sixth page looks a bit plain. However once the photos go onto the Basic White card, I am sure it will look lovely. I have added Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper with the addition of a Basic White pocket on the left. The pocket holds two Basic White card pieces which can hold photos or journaling. On the right the Basic White flap lifts up giving the opportunity to add another photo or journaling as Abi wishes. The flower is stamped, coloured and die cut as before. I have added a Smoky Slate Deckled Rectangle to the right hand page.

The seventh and last page has Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper asw well as a Smoky Slate pocket which has been cut using the Split Card Textures Die. The right hand page has Basic White and Crumb Cake Deckled Rectangles as well as a Petal Pink die cut flower.

I created a pizza box from Smoky Slate card which will hold the album but also has a place for the stamped sentiments as well as some additional die cuts which Abi may want to add to some of her pages. To decorate the box, I die cut Basic White card using the largest die from the Cottage Flowers Dies. I attached the co-ordinating piece of Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper behind the die cut after using Dark Petal Pink and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to colour the image. I die cut the title from Smoky Slate card using the retired Playful Alphabet Dies.

I know this is a long post but I thought you would like to see all of the pages. I am so happy with the way this has turned out and hope that Abigail will be too. I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Best Wishes

September 22, 2022

For today’s card I used the Cottage Rose Bundle which I shared on my Facebook Live this week. I cut a piece of the Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper using one of the Deckled Rectangle Dies. I attached the Designer Series Paper to scored and folded Poppy Parade card. I stamped the large floral image from the Cottage Rose stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

I cut out the image using the co-ordinating Cottage Flowers Die before attaching it onto the Designer Series Paper. I stamped the greeting from the Cottage Rose stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Poppy Parade ink and cut it out using one of the banners from Stylish Shapes Dies. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the single flower image onto Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the flower using the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. I also stamped “happy birthday” from the Cottage Rose stamp set below the flower using Poppy Parade ink.

This is a gorgeous bundle and when you buy the product suite it’s called the Abigail Rose Suite and since my eldest granddaughter is Abigail, I just had to buy it!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Another Adventure

September 20, 2022

Today’s cards show off a couple of quick cards using the fun He’s All That Bundle. I cut two pieces of He’s The Man 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper on the diagonal, making sure that two different patterns were facing up. This lets me create the front panels for two cards at the one time. I don’t need to measure as the pieces are all exactly the same size. I attached the pieces of Designer Series Paper to two Thick Basic White scored and folded card bases. I cut two narrow strips of Cajun Craze card and attached them across the join in the papers.

I stamped two different greetings from the He’s All That stamp set onto Basic White card using Early Espresso ink. I cut out the greetings using the circle die from the All That Dies.

The greetings are attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card I attached a narrow strip of the He’s The Man Specialty Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Basic White card. I stamped a greeting from the He’s All That stamp set onto the Basic White card using Early Espresso ink. Another quick, fun and easy set of cards using this amazing product collection. If you haven’t already taken a look at this collection, I recommend that you do. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

I think both cards look great, don’t you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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46 Years

September 17, 2022

Last weekend Ron & I were joined by some of our family at lunch to celebrate ouf 46th Wedding Anniversary. So today’s page shows off a couple of photos from the day. I attached a piece of Design a Daydream 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper across the top of the Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I printed my journaling onto Basic White card which I attached to Blackberry Bliss card. I attached the photos and journaling to the page before stamping the leaf image from the Vintage Christmas stamp set twice onto the lower left hand corner of the page using Old Olive ink.

I stamped the flower from the Vintage Christmas stamp set twice onto Basic White card using Blackberry Bliss. I used a dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend to colour the flower centres. I cut out the flowers and attached them to the page over the stamped leaves.

I always say it, but, again this is a simple page which I think looks lovely and I love how it lets the photos shine! I’d love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Holidays

September 15, 2022

Today’s card uses the Vintage Christmas stamp set from the July to December Mini Catalogue. I shared some cards on my Facebook Live this week and this card is a slightly stepped up version of those cards. I cut Starry Sky card using one of the Deckled Rectangle Dies and attached it to Basic White card. I attached a piece of Starry Sky 2022-2024 In-Colour Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of the Basic White card partially covering the die cut. The Basic White panel is attached to scored and folded Starry Sky card. I cut Basic White card using a slightly smaller die from the Deckled Rectangle Dies and stamped the smaller bottle image from the Vintage Christmas stamp set using Starry Sky ink.

The panel is attached to the card front so that it sits evenly into the Starry Sky deckled rectangle. I stamped the flower image from the Vintage Christmas Stamp set twice onto Basic White card using Sweet Sorbet ink. I stamped the leaves from the same stamp set onto the flowers using Parakeet Party ink. I stamped the flower centre/pine cone image from the Vintage Christmas stamp set onto the flowers using Soft Suede ink.

I used my Paper Snips to cut out each of the images before attaching them to the card front using dimensionals. I stamped “happy holiday” from the Vintage Christmas stamp set onto Basic White card using Sweet Sorbet ink. I used a retired 3/4″ Circle Punch to cut out the greeting before attaching it to the stamped bottle image. Lastly I coloured three Basic Rhinestones using the Dark Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blend and attached them to the card front. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the small bottle image from the Vintage Christmas stamp set onto Basic White card using Starry Sky ink. I stamped the holly image onto the top of the bottle image using Parakeet Party ink. The greeting from the Vintage Christmas stamp set is stamped below the bottle image using Starry Sky ink. I coloured three more Basic Rhinestones using the Dark Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blend and attached them over the stamped holly image.

I really love this stamp set and look forward to using is lots more in the future.

Bye for now,

Kris

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24hr Stamp Sale

September 14, 2022

On September 15th (that’s tomorrow) from 12.00am tonight until 11.59pm tomorrow night, Stampin’ Up! is having a 24 hour sale of selected stamps from the current annual catalogue. This is a great opportunity to purchase stamps on your wish list and save money at the same time! You can download the full list of discounted stamps here.

Happy Shopping!

Kris

More Trimming The Tree

September 13, 2022

Today’s card uses the Trimming the Tree stamp set and the co-ordinating Tree Trimming Dies which are available to purchase during the month of September while supplies last. You can purchase a bundle if you don’t already have the stamp set or you can order the dies if you already have the stamp set. For today’s card I cut a card base from Smoky Slate card and attached a piece of Design A Daydream 12″ x 12″ Designer Series paper to the front panel. I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut a piece from the card front. I also used the same die and a slightly larger die to cut Old Olive card to create a frame which I attached around the opening. I cut Basic White card to go inside my card and scored it in half and then scored one half in half again (hope that makes sense!). I stamped the banner image from the Trimming the Tree stamp set across the top of the inside panel using Old Olive ink.

I stamped one of the baubles from the Trimming The Tree stamp set three times beneath the banner image using Real Red ink. I also stamped the greeting from the Trimming The Tree stamp set using the same ink. I attached a piece of the same pattern Design A Daydream Designer Series Paper to the middle panel of the Basic White card. The whole piece is attached to the inside of the Smoky Slate card base, with the folds on the right hand side. I cut Basic White card using the same sized Stitched Rectangle Die as I used to cut the piece from the card front. I used the larger die which I used to create the frame for the card front to cut Old Olive card. I attached the Basic White rectangle to the Old Olive rectangle and using glue only on the folded section of Basic White card, attached the panel so that the Basic White rectangle sits inside the frame on the card front.

I cut the tree base from Early Espresso card using the Tree Trimming Die and attached it to the bottom of the Basic White rectangle. I stamped the more solid tree image from the Trimming the Tree stamp set onto Basic White card using Old Olive ink which I stamped onto scrap paper first. I stamped the more detailed tree image over the top using Old Olive ink. The image is cut out using the co-ordinating Tree Trimming Die. The tree is attached to the Basic White rectangle using dimensionals so that it sits slightly over the top of the tree base. I attached some Adhesive Sheet to the back of Real Red card and used the Tree Trimming Die to cut three baubles for the tree. I attached some Adhesive Sheet to the back of Gold Foil card and used the Tree Trimming Dies to cut three bows and one star. The bows are attached to the top of the baubles and the star to the top of the tree.

To finish off the card, I stamped “peace & joy” from the Trimming The Tree stamp set onto Basic White card using Real Red ink. The greeting is cut out using one of the label dies from the Tree Trimming Dies and attached to the card front.

I love how this card turned out and although the Designer Series Paper is not technically a Christmas paper, I think it works well for Christmas, don’t you? If you would like to make one of these cards you might like to visit Brenda Quintana here to get a better idea of how the mechanism works.

Bye for now,

Kris

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May Your Season

September 10, 2022

be Merry & Bright. Today’s page is another that I have created in preparation for the Christmas Season. I cut 3″ squares from Old Olive and Real Red card and embossed them using the Whimsical Woodland 3D Embossing Folder. I attached the embossed squares to an Early Espresso square which is attached to a Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I stamped the solid tree from the Trimming the Tree stamp set onto Basic White card using Old Olive ink which I stamped onto scrap paper first. I stamped the detailed tree over the top using Old Olive ink and then cut out the image using the Tree Trimming Dies. I attached the tree to the lower left hand corner of the Early Espresso card. I attached Adhesive Sheet to the back of Real Red card and cut the three baubles using the Tree Trimming Dies.

I attached the baubles to the tree image. I attached Adhesive Sheet to the back of Gold Foil card and cut the bows and star using the Tree Trimming Dies. I attached a bow to the top of each bauble and the star to the top of the tree. I cut Early Espresso card and placed it in the centre of the page. This is where I will attach my photo. I stamped the greeting from the Trimming The Tree stamp set onto Basic White card using Early Espresso ink and cut it out using one of the label dies from the Tree Trimming Dies. I attached this to the page with adhesive only behind the right hand side so that I can slip my photo underneath.

A simple page but one that will let the photo shine. Don’t forget that the Tree Trimming Dies are only available for purchase this month. So if you want them, place your order ASAP to make sure you do not miss out.

Bye for now,

Kris

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