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Case this sketch #353

January 20, 2020

I used the sketch at Case This Sketch to create the card I am sharing with you today.   Unfortunately I missed the deadline by a mile, so I am only just posting the card.  I attached a piece of the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper (which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration) to a piece of Basic Black card.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped the piano image from the Music From The Heart stamp set onto Whisper White card and cut it out using the Layering Ovals Dies.  The image oval is attached to a Basic Black scalloped oval cut using the same dies and then the card front. I stamped the greeting from the Music From The Heart stamp set onto Basic Black card using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled the image with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.  The greeting is attached to the card front with dimensionals under each end. I stamped the “clef” image onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and hand cut the image.  I attached the image to the left of the greeting using dimensionals where necessary.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the keyboard image from the Music From The Heart stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the greeting which is also from the Music From The Heart stamp set next to the keyboard image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

This is a great stamp set for the musicians in your life but of course can be used for any type of card you wish.  So while I missed the challenge deadline, thanks to CASE This Sketch for the inspiration to create my card.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Surprise Birthday

January 18, 2020

My Mum celebrates her birthday on the 2nd January and in all her life I don’t think she ever had a birthday party.  So we had a surprise one for her on the Saturday after her birthday.   I am pleased to say that she really enjoyed herself and certainly was “surprised”.   I have two sisters, one who lives in Perth and one who lives in Sydney and they were both able to attend, despite my sister in Sydney still at risk from bushfires.   I used some of the photos on the pages I am sharing with you today.  I began with Whisper White 12″ x 12″ pages and attached all of my photos to Basic Blackcard.  I cut circles from Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Shaded Spruce card using the Layering Circle Dies.  I embossed the cardstock circles using the retired Dot to Dot Embossing Folder.  I attached the photos and the circles to the pages and then punched balloons from Pacific Point and Shaded Spruce card using the Balloon Builder Punch.  I also cut the title from Pacific Point card using the retired Little Letters Dies (I know I use these a lot but they are often just the right size).  I embossed the balloons and the letters using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I attached the balloons together and added a length of Whisper White Bakers’ Twine to the back of the balloons.  I tied the Baker’s twine into a knot and attached the balloons to the page using dimensionals.

I love how these pages turned out and I love the absolute look of surprise on Mum’s face.  We had a lovely afternoon and I know that Mum will treasure the memory.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Bonanza Celebration

January 17, 2020

Today I am sharing with you a card which was inspired by the tags on page 34 of your 2020 Handmade for You Mini Catalogue.  I punched a narrow strip of Bermuda Bay card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. I attached the punched strip behind one edge of a piece of Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper before attaching it to Whisper White card.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Bermuda Bay card.  I cut Bermuda Bay card using the tag shaped die in the Bonanza Dies.  I also cut a smaller rectangle in the centre of the tag using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I attached a piece of the same Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper behind the open area of the tag. I tied a length of Whisper White Baker’s Twine through the top of the tag before attaching to the card front.  I fussy cut the koala from the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper and attached it to the centre of the tag. I stamped the greeting from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set onto Basic Black card using Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I punched the greeting using the Classic Label Punch and attached it to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a piece of Bermuda Bay card punched using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch behind one edge of a narrow strip of the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper Panel is attached to the bottom of Whisper White card.

Isn’t this cute?  If you love animals you have got to love the cute images in the Bonanza Buddies stamp set.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Birthday Sarah

January 16, 2020

Yesterday my eldest daughter celebrated a special birthday and I thought you might like to see the card I made for her.  I began by embossing Whisper White card using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder before attaching it to scored and folded Sahara Sand card.  I cut Sahara Sand card using the outline scalloped heart die from the Be Mine Stitched Dies and attached it to the card front.  I cut the inside heart from Whisper White card using the same dies and stamped it with the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set using Melon Mambo ink.  I attached the stamped heart inside the heart frame.  I stamped the frangipani flower from the Timeless Tropical stamp set five times onto Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink.  I cut out the frangipani flowers using the co-ordinating In The Tropics Die.  I stamped the leaf image from the Free As A Bird stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink several times and hand cut the leaves.  I attached some of the leaves to four of the flowers and then attached them to the left hand side of the stamped heart.  I attached another one of the leaf images to the last frangipani flower before attaching it to the right hand side of the heart.  Lastly I added a small Basic Rhinestone to the centre of each flower

To decorate the inside of the card I cut Melon Mambo card using the filigree heart from the Be Mine Stitched Dies and attached it to the left hand side of Whisper White card.  I cut the numbers from Sahara Sand card using some old Sizzix Dies I have in my stash.

I can’t believe how quickly the years have gone since Sarah was a newborn, however, it has been a pleasure to watch her grow into the remarkable woman she is today.  A beautiful daughter, wife, mother and friend.  Happy Birthday Sarah.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Lace and Beautiful Moments

January 14, 2020

For the last card I made when using the Beautiful Moments stamp set for the first time, I wanted to do something a little different.  I still have quite a few of the Bird Ballard Laser-cut Cards in my stash and thought they would go well with this lovely stamp set.  I carefully cut the centre medallion from the Bird Ballard Laser-Cut card, which is not quite as easy as you would think.  I managed but not as perfectly as I would have wished.  I attached a panel of Sahara Sand card to the back of the Laser Cut Panel to give a little more depth to the card front. I stamped the image from the Beautiful Moments stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the image using the Layering Circles Dies and attached it to a circle cut from Balmy Blue card using the same dies.  The panel is attached to the card front inside the cut out space.  It fits perfectly! and I think looks lovely surrounded by the lace.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the small floral image from the Beautiful Moments stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using the Balmy Blue and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

I am so very pleased with the way this card and the other two cards I made using this set turned out.

 

Don’t you think they are lovely?  I hope I have inspired you to take a look at this gorgeous stamp set.

Bye for now,

Kris

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You’re Someones Blessing

January 13, 2020

This is the second card that I made when I first used the Beautiful Moments stamp set.  I began by cutting Whisper White card using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies before stamping the greeting from the Beautiful Moments stamp set using Balmy Blue ink.  I attached the die cut and stamped Whisper White card to scored and folded Balmy Blue card.  I cut Whisper White using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and attached it to the card front.  I stamped the image from the Beautiful Moments stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using Lovely Lipstick, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends.  I die cut the image using another of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and attached it to the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the small floral image from the Beautiful Moments stamp set several times onto the lower left corner of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using Balmy Blue and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

I really love the layered dies on this card, as well as that gorgeous image.  What about you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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2019 Graduate

January 11, 2020

Today’s page shares photos from my grandaughter’s graduation.  Elyssa is the youngest in her family, so she will join her brother and sister at High School next year.  She looked so gorgeous and so grown up on her graduation night.  My page is 12″ x 12″ Whisper White and I simply added the photos which I print at home to the size I want.  So the small photos are all 2″ x 3″.  After I attached the photos, I cut the numbers from Night of Navy card using the retired Large Numbers Dies, which I attached to the top of the page.  I stamped the letters for graduate onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink and the Lined Alphabet stamp set (I had forgotten I had this one!). I used the co-ordinating Layering Alphabet Dies to cut out the letters.  These dies only partially cut out the letter so I trimmed around the rest of the letter which of course was easy to do following the stamped outline. I attached the title letters to the bottom of the page.  I stamped the image from the Beautiful You stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using Night of Navy, Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the image and attached it to the page.  I cut two small squares of Night of Navy card, layered them and attached them over the head of the image to look like a graduation cap.  I cut some Silver Metallic Thread and attached it to the “cap” using a large Basic Rhinestone and a Mini Glue Dot just to be sure.

Although this is a relatively simple page, I love it because the gorgeous photos are the focus of the page.   It will always bring a smile to my face to remember this lovely night.

Bye for now,

Kris

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