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January 7, 2023

My eldest granddaughter celebrated her 18th birthday with a small party at home with her friends. Ron & I attended early in the afternoon and left when all her friends began to arrive. For my page I cut strips of Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape card and embossed each strip using one of the folders from the Strips & Splatters 3D Embossing Folders. The panels are attached to the right hand side of a Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I die cut Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape card using the circles from the Stylish Shapes Dies and attached them and the photos directly to the page. I printed the journaling onto Basic White card and cut it into strips. I tapped the edges of the strips onto my Highland Heather ink pad before attaching them to the page. The title was cut using the long retired Large Numbers Dies. Simple page but a lovely memory.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Bayside Birthday

January 5, 2023

Today’s card was created to show off the product I featured in my Facebook Live this week, but I knew that I wanted to give it to my Dad for his recent birthday. I created my Pop Up Block card following the instructions by Frechie which you can find here. I cut my card base from Basic White card and added a panel of Balmy Blue which I embossed using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I added panels of By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper across the pop up panels. I cut one of the patterns from the same Designer Series Paper using the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies.

I punched Basic White card using the Sailboat Builder Punch and attached the mast piece to the Designer Series Paper. I attached the sails using dimensionals before attaching the panel to the front of my card. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Go To Greeting stamp onto Basic White card using Night of Navy ink and cut it out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I attached the greeting to the third pop up panel. To decorate the back of the card (which is where you can add your message),

I attached a narrow strip of the By The Bay Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Basic White card. I punched Night of Navy and Balmy Blue card using the Sailboat Builder Punch. I attached the Night of Navy mast and Balmy Blue sails to the lower left hand corner of the Basic White panel. I attached the decorated panel to Balmy Blue card and then the back of the card base. I love that this paper is so pretty. There are gorgeous designs you can just stamp or decorate as I have on this card but there are also beautiful designs which have gold foil or pearl foil to really make them “pop”. I must say that I really love these Pop Up Block cards (thank you Frenchie) and I think this design will feature in an upcoming class.

Bye for now,

Kris

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More Places in the Heart

January 3, 2023

Today’s card is another I made using the Places in the Heart stamp set which is a new purchase for me. This stamp set is from the current Annual Catalogue. I embossed Basic White card using the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder. I attached the embossed panel to scored and folded Petal Pink card. I cut Petal Pink card and Basic White card using the same die from the Framed Florets Dies.

I stamped the image from the Places in the Heart stamp set onto the Basic White oval using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using the Dark So Saffron, Dark Petal Pink, Ivory & Bronze Stampin’ Blends.

I attached the Petal Pink detailed oval to the embossed panel to the card front. The stamped oval panel is attached inside the Petal Pink frame. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped one of the greetings from the Places in the Heart stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. So simple, but I think it is pretty, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Christmas 2022

December 31, 2022

Today’s page shows off some photos taken at our family get together – not Christmas Day but we had lots of fun anyway. Unfortunately the product I am sharing in this project is already retired but hopefully you were lucky enough to get your hands on them while they were available. I attached strips of the Sweetest Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper across the top of one Basic White 12″ x 12″ page and the bottom of another Basic White 12″ x 12″ page.

I cut a strip of Real Red card using the border from the Scalloped Contour Dies and attached the pieces across the edge of the Designer Series Paper. The photos on the right page are attached to Early Espresso card to give them a little more definition. I cut two candy canes from the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper using the Candy Cane Die and attached them to the lower right hand corner of the second page.

I also stamped two leaves from the Sweet Candy Cane stamp set onto Basic White card using Garden Green ink and cut them out using the co-ordinating Candy Cane Die. The leaves are tucked under the edge of the candy canes. I tied a bow in a length of the Real Red Ribbon from the Real Real & Garden Green 3/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack and attached it to the candy canes using a Glue Dot. Lastly I added one Flat Jingle Bell Trinket to the candy canes just below the bow. The “celebrate” in the title comes from the long retired Celebrate You Dies and I used the retired Playful Alphabet Dies to cut “Christmas” and “2022” from Real Red card.

Simple but fun pages to show off some great Christmas Memories.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Two Tone Flora Birthday

December 29, 2022

This week in my Facebook Live, I shared some cards which I made using product from the Fancy Flora Suite Collection. Today I have another card to share with you. For this card, I attached adhesive sheet to the back of Basic White card before cutting it using the large die from the Two-Tone Flora Dies. I attached the die cut to a piece of Soft Succulent Fine Shimmer 12″ x 12″ Paper. I cut a rectangle from a piece of Mint Macaron card using one of the Deckled Rectangle Dies. I attached the outside frame over the Basic White die cut. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Basic White card. I stamped two solid flower images from the Two-Tone Flora stamp set onto Basic White card using Fresh Freesia ink which I stamped onto scrap paper first.

I stamped the co-ordinating detailed images from the Two-Tone Flora stamp set over the top of the solid images using Fresh Freesia ink. I also stamped the large leaf image from the Two-Tone Flora stamp set onto Basic White card using Mint Macaron ink. I cut out the flowers and the leaf using the co-ordinating Two Tone Flora Dies. I attached the leaf and one of the flowers flat onto the card front. The second flower is attached using dimensionals. I stamped the greeting from the Something Fancy stamp set onto Basic White card using Fresh Freesia ink.

I used the banner die from the Two Tone Flora Dies to cut out the greeting. I attached the greeting to the card front using dimensionals where necessary. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped one of the solid flower images from the Two-Tone Flora stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Basic White card using Fresh Freesia ink which I stamped onto scrap paper first. I stamped the co-ordinating detailed image over the top of the solid image using Fresh Freesia ink. I stamped the same solid flower onto masking paper and cut it out. I attached the mask over the stamped floral image. I stamped the leaf image twice around the flower using Mint Macaron ink. I removed the mask and attached the stamped panel to the inside of the Thick Basic White card base. This is a truly awesome product suite which I know you are all going to love.

Bye for now,

Kris

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I’ll add the links to the Fancy Flora Collection when it goes live on the 4th January. In the meantime if you have a catalogue you can find it on page 14 of the January to April 2023 Mini Catalogue.

Places in the Heart

December 27, 2022

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Places in the Heart stamp set which I purchased recently. This stamp set is from the current Annual Catalogue. I love the style of the images. I began this card by embossing a Basic White panel using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. I attached the embossed card to scored and folded Mint Macaron card.

I stamped the image from the Places in the Heart stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using Dark Calypso Coral, Dark Mint Macaron, Dark Balmy Blue, Dark So Saffron, Bronze & Ivory Stampin’ Blends.

I attached the stamped Basic White panel to Mint Macaron card and then the card front. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped one of the greetings from the Places in the Heart stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I didn’t do any shading with my colouring because the stamp has the shading already done.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2022

First of all let me wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope that today you are spending time with those that you love. Today’s post is going to be a long post because I want to share with you the cards I created for my grandchildren, two each of three different designs. I found a fancy fold card on Pinterest with some directions from Frenchie.Stamps. What fun cards. I followed her instructions to create all the pieces for the bases from Basic White card. For the first card, I attached a piece of Boughs of Holly 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper behind the pop up cubes. Once the cubes were in place, I cut up another design from the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper to cover the tops of the cubes.

I cut Basic White card using the largest circle from the Layering Circle Dies and attached them to an Evening Evergreen scalloped circle cut using the same dies. I attached the circles to the first panel on the card. I cut out one of the flowers from the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper and attached it to the centre of the Basic White circle.

I stamped the greeting from the Leaves of Holly stamp set onto Basic White card using Evening Evergreen ink and cut it out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I attached the greeting to the top of the third pop up cube. To decorate the back of the card (which is where you write your message), I cut out another flower from the edge of the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper and attached it to the lower left hand corner of Basic White card. The Basic White panel is attached to Evening Evergreen card and then the back of the card.

The second card is created using the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper as well but different patterns to the first card. To decorate the front panel, I cut Basic White using the largest circle from the Layering Circle Dies and attached it to an Evening Evergreen scalloped circle cut using the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Dies. The circles are attached together and then attached to the first panel on the card. I cut Soft Succulent card using the small and large solid leaf dies from the Holly Berry Dies. I cut Evening Evergreen card using the small and large detailed leaf dies from the Holly Berry Dies. I attached the detailed leaves to the solid leaves before attaching them to the Basic White circle. I stamped the solid berry image from the Leaves of Holly stamp set onto Basic White card using Real Red ink, making sure to stamp onto scrap paper first.

I stamped the detailed berry image from the Leaves of Holly stamp set over the solid image using Real Red ink. I cut out the image using the co-ordinating Holly Berry Die and attached it over the ends of the leaves using dimensionals. I stamped the greeting from the Leaves of Holly stamp set onto Basic White card using Evening Evergreen ink and cut it out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The greeting is attached to the top of the third pop up. To decorate the back of the card I once again cut the leaf images from the Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen card using the Holly Berry Dies. I attached them to the upper left hand corner of Basic White card and then Evening Evergreen card. I stamped the berry image and die cut it as before before attaching it over the ends of the leaves.

For the third card I attached pieces of the Sweetest Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to each of the panels on the Basic White card Base. I cut Basic White card using the largest circle from the Layering Circle Dies. I attached the Basic White circle to a Garden Green scalloped circle cut using the Layering Circle Dies. The panel is attached to the first pop up on the card. I cut two candy canes from the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper using the co-ordinating Candy Cane Die. I also stamped two sets of leaves from the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set onto Basic White card using Garden Green ink and cut them out using the co-ordinating Candy Cane Die. The candy canes and the leaves are attached to the Basic White Circle.

I tied a knot in a length of Garden Green ribbon from the Real Red and Garden Green 1/4″ Ribbon Combo Pack and attached it to the candy canes using a Glue Dot. I stamped “Merry & Bright” from the Sweet Candy Cane stamp set onto Basic White card using Garden Green ink. I cut out the greeting using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The greeting is attached to the third pop up on the card front. To decorate the back of the card I stamped the leaf image from the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set twice onto Basic White card using Garden Green ink. I cut out another candy cane from the Designer Series Paper using the co-ordinating Candy Cane Die and attached it over the stamped leaves. I cut Real Red card using the die from the Misteltoe Dies and attached it to the candy cane. I stamped the greeting from the Sweet Candy Cane stamp set across the bottom of the Basic White card using Real Red ink.

I love how these cards turned out and so did my grandchildren. So thank you to Frenchie for the instructions. Once more Merry Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Unfortunately the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper and the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper are no longer available.

Misteltoe Christmas

December 24, 2022

I usually share a scrapbook page on Saturdays but I wanted to share the last card I created using the panels from the Framed Art Decoration we created in our Beachmere Class. You can find the instructions for this on my Free Tutorials page here. For this card, I attached a piece of Sweetest Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper down the centre of Basic White. The panel which is created according to the instructions you can find here is attached to the Basic White card using dimensionals.

I stamped “Merry Christmas” from the Mistletoe Magic stamp set onto basic White card using Real Red ink and cut it out using my paper snips. The greeting is attached across the bottom of the image panel. To decorate the inside of the card,

I stamped another greeting from the Mistletoe Magic stamp set onto Basic White card using Real Red ink. I cut the leaf image from Shaded Spruce card using the Mistletoe Dies. I cut Real Red card using the small berry die from the Mistletoe Dies and attached them over the Shaded Spruce image. I love how this turned out, don’t you? Since this is the last card I have to share with you using the panels from the Framed Art Decoration, I thought you might like to see all six cards.

They look pretty good, don’t you think?

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Bye for now,

Kris

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Candy Cane Cheer

December 23, 2022

Today’s card uses panel five from the Framed Art Decoration which we created in my all day class at Beachmere. I did cut down the Basic White embossed panel and also the Shaded Spruce layer by 2.5cm (approximately 1″) to create this card. You can find the instructions to create the panel here.

I attached a piece of Sweetest Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper down the left hand side of Basic Whtie card. I stamped the greeting from the Sweet Candy Cane stamp set onto the lower right hand corner using Real Red ink. I attached the image panel to scored and folded Real Red card using dimensionals. I tied a bow in a length of 3/16″ Iridescent Trim and attached over the candy canes usng a Glue Dot .

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped another greeting from the Sweet Candy Cane stamp set onto Basic White card using Real Red ink. I also stamped the small leaf image from the same stamp set beside the greeting using Shaded Spruce ink.

I am pretty happy with how this card turned out. I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happily Every After

December 22, 2022

Today’s card uses the Artisan Additions Dies which I showcased in my Facebook Live this week. These dies can be found in the current Annual Catalogue and are stand alone dies in that they do not co-ordinate specifically with any stamp set. This means that you can use these dies with any stamps you might currently own. For today’s card, I cut the lower left and top right hand corner of a piece of Basic Gray card using the floral die from the Artisan Additions Dies. I attached the Basic Grey panel to Basic White card (the same size as the Basic Gray panel) before attaching the whole piece to scored and folded Sweet Sorbet A4 card.

I die cut Basic White card twice using the floral die from the Artisan Additions Dies. I coloured each of the Basic White die cuts using Dark Sweet Sorbet and Dark Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends. After colouring I attached each of the Basic White die cuts inside the space on the Basic Gray panel.

I stamped the greeting from the Celebrating You stamp set onto Basic White card using Sweet Sorbet ink and cut it out using one of the Layering Circle Dies. I attached the greeting to a Sweet Sorbet scalloped circle cut using the same dies. I attached some of the Sweet Sorbet 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon to the back of the greeting panel before attaching it to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I cut another floral die from Basic White card and coloured it as before. The die cut is attached to the lower left hand corner of Basic White card. These dies are so much fun and you are only limited by your imagination as to what you can create using them. I would love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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