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Home to Roost

March 11, 2019

Today’s cards are created using the Home To Roost stamp set which is FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder and attached a piece of Botanical Butterflies Designer Series paper (also FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration) to the left hand side.  I wrapped the edge of the designer series paper with the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon before attaching the panel to scored and folded Cajun Craze card.  I cut Whisper White card using a square from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and stamped the wheat image from the Home to Roost stamp set across the square using Crumb Cake ink. I attached the stamped square to a scalloped square of Cajun Craze card cut using the same dies.  The panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the rooster from the Home To Roost stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the rooster and attached it to the stamped Whisper White square.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the wheat image onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Crumb Cake ink.  I attached a narrow strip of Cajun Craze card behind one long edge Whisper White card embossed using the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder before attaching it over the stamped image.

I liked this card very much and created four cards altogether using the same images.  For each of the cards, I coloured the roosters using different combinations of Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends.

I think they turned out really lovely and by not adding greetings, I can use them for lots of occasions.  What do you think?  Do you love this rooster too?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Jae’s Mini Mudder Run

March 9, 2019

I have already shared the pages I made for Jae’s brother and sister for last year’s Mini Mudder and thought it about time to share Jae’s run.  I used the gorgeous Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper which is one of the items you can earn for Free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration.  I cut strips of three different designs from the Designer Series Paper and hand cut a “v” into one end of each piece before attaching them to 12″ x 12″ Whisper White card.  I attached the photos over the designer series paper.  To decorate the left hand corner I stamped the double tree image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set using Shaded Spruce ink. I stamped the “mud” using the sand image from the High Tide stamp set and Crumb Cake ink.  The grass around the right hand side of the trees is stamped using the small sand image from the High Tide stamp set and a combination of Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow ink.  The title is cut from Early Espresso card using the retired Little Letters Thinlits dies.  I printed the date onto Whisper White card and cut it out using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  The date is attached to a banner cut from Early Espresso card using the die from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies.

Simple but I just love the look on her face on the before and after photos.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Tranquil Seagulls

March 8, 2019

Today’s card once more uses the By The Bay stamp set which is FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-bration.  I attached a piece of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Whisper White card.  I wrapped the top of the designer series paper using 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  The panel is attached to scored and folded Crumb Cake card.  I stamped the seagull image from the By The Bay stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured around the birds using Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  The image is cut out using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Die before being attached to a Balmy Blue scalloped oval cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the By The Bay stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.   I attached a narrow strip of the same Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper to the bottom of the stamped card.  I wrapped the top of the designer series paper using Burlap Ribbon.

Kind of simple but I love the way the designer series paper looks like it belongs with these birds, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Birthday Elyssa

March 7, 2019

My granddaughter Elyssa recently celebrated her 11th birthday, so I thought I would share the card I made for her.  I found a tutorial for a Bridge Fold card on Pinterest by Song of My Heart. It’s a simple fold to create a card that stands by itself but folds flat to go into the envelope.   I knew what I wanted to use to decorate this card, so I changed the measurements slightly and therefore had to make a custom envelope.  I created my card base from Thick Whisper White card  and attached narrow pieces of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper onto the side sections of the card and also on the bridge that holds the card together.  I stamped the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The stamped panel is attached to Basic Black card before attaching to the centre panel.  I cut Lovely Lipstick Foil (one of the products FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration) using the more solid of the butterfly dies from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies. I cut Basic Black card using the more filigree butterfly die from the same dies.  I attached the Basic Black die cut to the top of the Lovely Lipstick Foil dies.  Once they were attached, I trimmed off the smaller butterfly on the top right hand side of the dies.  The four butterflies are attached to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue where they sit over the card.  The small butterfly I cut off I added to the bridge panel using the same glue.

I created my envelope from 12″ x 12″ Whisper White card using the Envelope Punch Board. I cut the letters from Basic Black card using the retired Little Letters Thinlits Dies and attached them to Whisper White card cut using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I attached the Whisper White rectangle to a Basic Black rectangle cut using the same dies and then the front of the envelope.  I cut two more butterflies from Basic Black card and Lovely Lipstick Foil using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies.  I cut the butterflies apart and attached the Basic Black dies to the Lovely Lipstick Foil dies and then the front of the envelope using Mini Dimensionals.

To finish off the card I attached another panel of Whisper White card attached to Basic Black card to the centre of the back of the card so that I could write my message.  If you haven’t created one of these cards, then please have a look at Song of My Heart blog to get the directions.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Just Because 3 ways

March 5, 2019

Today’s cards were created using a 6″ x 6″ One Sheet Wonder.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Basketweave Dynamic Embossing Folder.  The embossed card is attached to scored and folded Highland Heather card.  I cut the Butterfly Botanical Designer Series Paper using the template which you can download here.  I punched a strip of Highland Heather card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.  The punched card is attached behind one edge of the Designer Series paper before attaching to the embossed card.  I stamped the image from the Just Because stamp set three times onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink I coloured the images using Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  The images are cut out using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies before attaching to a Highland Heather scalloped circle cut using the same dies.  The image panels are attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the cards, I stamped greetings from different stamp sets using Highland Heather ink onto Whisper White card.  Get Well Soon from the Healing Hugs stamp set.  Happiest of Birthdays to You from the Picture Perfect stamp set.   Thinking of you from the Rooted in Nature stamp set.  I think these cards have turned out so pretty.  I am fast falling in love with this gorgeous colour.

So there you have it, three cards from a 6″ x 6″ piece of designer series paper.  Don’t forget the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series paper is free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration.

Bye for you,

Kris

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Peaceful By The Bay

March 4, 2019

Here is another card I created using the By The Bay stamp set.  I embossed Mint Maccaron card using the Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I punched a strip of Cajun Craze card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it behind one long edge of the embossed card.  The embossed panel is attached to Whisper White card which has the greeting from By The Bay stamped onto the lower right hand corner using Cajun Craze ink.  The Whisper White panel is attached to scored and folded Cajun Craze card.  I stamped the image onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the image using the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. The image is attached to a Cajun Craze scalloped circle cut using the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I embossed Mint Macaron card using the Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I attached a narrow strip of Cajun Craze card behind one long edge before attaching the embossed panel to the bottom of Whisper White card.

This is not a complicated card but I love the way it focuses on this beautiful, peaceful image.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Katherine Outback Experience

March 2, 2019

We took the opportunity to visit the Katherine Outback Experience in Katherine before we had to leave.  This is not your usual Outback Experience.  Tom Curtain and his wife go to a lot of trouble to share their experiences and to showcase Tom’s amazing connection to animals.  They train horses and working dogs and they were a marvel to see.  At one stage he had about 10 dogs coming and going to his bidding!  Tom is also a Golden Guitar winner and at the end of the show he stood on his horse, played the guitar and sang one of his songs.  Afterwards we were treated to afternoon tea.  If you ever go to Katherine, be sure to visit this fantastic show.  My page is Very Vanilla 12″ x 12″ card and I have attached strips of the Best Route Designer Series Paper vertically and horizontally on the page.  The photos in the centre and the Best Route Memories and More card at attached to Basic Black card, while the photos on the right and left have no cardstock mats.  The title is again cut from Basic Black card using the retired Little Letters Thinlits Dies.

Once more a simple page, but one that makes me smile when I remember this particular show.

Bye for now,

Kris

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