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Happy 90th Birthday

January 5, 2021

My Dad celebrated his 90th birthday last Saturday and today I thought I would share the card I made for him with you. I stamped the lighthouse, boat and birds from the Sailing Home stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Versamark ink. I sprinkled the images with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. I used a Blending Brush to add Coastal Cabana ink to the top section of the stamped card and Pacific Point ink to add colour to the bottom section of the panel.

I attached the stamped panel to Pacific Point card and then Very Vanilla card. I attached the panel to the bottom section of scored and folded Thick Very Vanilla card to create an easel card. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto the right hand side of Very Vanilla card using Pacific Point ink.

I attached the panel across the bottom of the stamped panel. I punched Very Vanilla card using the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch and attached it to a Pacific Point scalloped circle cut using the Layering Circle Dies. I attached the circles to the left hand side of the greeting. I cut “90” from Pacific Point card using the Playful Alphabet Dies and attached them to the centre of the Very Vanilla circle. I stamped the greeting from the A Good Man stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Pacific Point ink and attached it to Pacific Point card. The whole piece is attached across the inside of the Thick Very Vanilla card base using dimensionals.

I love easel cards, they create such a “wow” and still fold flat to fit in a standard envelope.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Birthday Mum

January 4, 2021

My Mum and Dad celebrate their birthday on the same day, the 2nd January and today I thought I would share the card I made for her. I embossed Blackberry Bliss card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card. I cut the largest leaf from Soft Sea Foam card using the Forever Flourishing Dies and attached it to the top left hand corner of the embossed Blackberry Bliss card. I stamped two large leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Whisper White card using Pear Pizzazz ink.

I stamped two small leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Whisper White card using Soft Sea Foam ink. I stamped two of the berry images from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Whisper White card using Petal Pink ink.

I die cut all the images using the co-ordinating Forever Flourishing Dies. I layered all of the leaves onto the card front and added two leaves from the Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Designer Series paper. I tied a bow in a length of Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon and attached it over the ends of the leaves. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped a greeting from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set using Rich Razzleberry ink and addded “happy birthday” from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.

I love the finished card and so did my Mum.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Christmas 2020

January 2, 2021

As I have said before out Christmas was a little different this year with both my girls and their families celebrating elsewhere! Still I was able to celebrate with my Mum and Dad, my sister and her daughter and grandson. So today’s page shows off a few photos from the day. I attached my photos to Early Espresso card and then a Whisper White 12″ x 12″ page. I attached a strip of Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper below the photos with a strip of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper below that. I cut a strip of Early Espresso 12″ x 12″ card using the triangle border from the Stitched Triangle Dies and attached it below the Designer Series Paper.

I had one die cut Christmas Tree left from the Tag Buffet Project Kit which I attached it to the left of the photos. I stamped the Christmas presents from the Most Wonderful Time stamp set twice using Real Red ink. I stamped the bows onto the presents using Early Espresso ink. I cut out the presents using the co-ordinating Most Wonderful Time Die and attached them around the base of the tree. I cut Gold Foil card using the star die from the Most Wonder Times Dies and attached it to the top of the tree. I cut the title from Early Espresso card using the Playful Alphabet Dies. The journaling is printed onto Whisper White card and attached in strips. A pretty simple page but one that I am happy with.

I am pretty happy with my Memory Keeping this year, I have only one or two events from this past year which I haven’t put into my scrapbook. What about you, how is your Memory Keeping going?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Fine Art Congratulations

January 1, 2021

Today’s card was made with a very special friend and team member in mind. Jenny achieved recognition at the Onstage Online Convention for being a demonstrator for 10 years. I count myself lucky to have this lady as a friend and downline. I began this card by embossing Whisper White card using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I attached a piece of the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of the embossed Whisper White card and wrapped the edge of the Designer Series Paper using the Fine Art 3/8″ ribbon. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Old Olive card.

I stamped the leaf image from the Art Gallery stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Floral Gallery Die. I stamped the large solid flower from the Art Gallery stamp set onto Whisper White card using Petal Pink ink. I stamped the detailed image over the top using Flirty Flamingo ink. I cut Whisper White card using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and attached the leaf image and the flower using dimensionals. The Whisper White rectangle is attached to an Old Olive rectangle cut using the same dies.

The whole panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals. I stamped “congratulations” from the Art Gallery stamp set onto Whisper White card using Flirty Flamingo ink. I cut out the greeting using the large label die from the Floral Gallery Dies. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. Lastly I added three Basic Pearls to the centre of the flower. To decorate the inside of the card I inked the leaf portion of the floral arrangement from the Art Gallery stamp set using Old Olive ink and stamped onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card. I inked only one of the flower from the same floral arrangement using Petal Pink ink and stamped the flower onto the end of the leaf stem. I stamped the detailed floral image over the top using Flirty Flamingo ink.

As you can see I just love this product suite and I am totally convinced this is going to a hugely popular with all of you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Fine Art Birthday

December 31, 2020

Yesterday, I shared the Fine Art Floral Product Suite on my Facebook Live. This product suite will become available when the January – June Mini Catalogue goes live on the 4th January. I love all of the product in this suite and today I have another card to share with you. For this card, I embossed Whisper White card using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I attached a piece of the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate to Petal Pink card and then the embossed Whisper White card. I wrapped the top of the Acetate panel using the Fine Art 3/8″ Ribbon before attaching the whole panel to scored and folded Old Olive card.

I stamped the floral bouquet image from the Art Gallery stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink. I cut out the image using one of the circles from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I attached the stamped circle to an Old Olive scalloped circle cut using the Layering Circle Dies and then the card front using dimensionals.

I stamped the same image onto scrap Whisper White card using Petal Pink ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Floral Gallery Die. I cut the flowers from the die cut image and attached them over the stamped Old Olive image. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Art Gallery stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink and cut it out using the larger label die from the Floral Gallery Dies. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a piece of the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate to a narrow strip of Petal Pink card. The Petal Pink panel is attached to the bottom of Whisper White card. I wrapped the top of the Petal Pink panel using the Fine Art 3/8″ Ribbon before attaching the panel to the inside of the card.

I know you are going to love this product suite.

Bye for now

Kris

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Darling Donkey

December 29, 2020

It’s getting close to the start of the new Mini Catalogue and with that start comes two months of Sale-a-bration. A time when you can earn free product based on what you spend. It’s a great time to stock up on Designer Series Paper and cardstock as well as adhesives and embellishments. For every $90.00 (or $180.00) you spend you can earn a free product which includes the Darling Donkey stamp set. The donkey images are really cute and it has some great sayings in the stamp set as well. So today I am sharing a card I made using this lovely stamp set. I attached a piece of Bumblebee patterned paper from the 2020-2022 In-colour 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack to Misty Moonlight card. The panel is attached to Very Vanilla card, Misty Moonlight card and then scored and folded Thick Very Vanilla card.

I stamped “happy birthday” from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set onto a strip of Very Vanilla card using Misty Moonlight ink and attached it across the bottom of the Designer Series Paper. I cut a circle from Very Vanilla card and a scalloped circle from Misty Moonlight card using the Layering Circle Dies. I attached the two circles together before attaching them to the card front using dimensionals. I stamped the donkey image from the Darling Donkeys stamp set onto scrap Very Vanilla card using Smoky Slate ink.

I coloured the donkey using the Smoky Slate, Light Petal Pink and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I coloured the flower using the Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker. I cut out the donkey and attached it to the circle with dimensionals underneath his ears to support where he extends beyond the circle. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a narrow strip of Misty Moonlight card behind one long edge of the same pattern Designer Series Paper that I used on the front of the card. The panel is attached to the bottom of Very Vanilla card. I stamped another donkey from the Darling Donkeys stamp set just above the Designer Series Paper panel using Smoky Slate ink. I coloured the image using Smoky Slate and Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the greeting from the Darling Donkeys stamp set to the right of the stamped image using Misty Moonlight ink.

Such a cute card, don’t you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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You can see the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends here

Garden Wishes

December 28, 2020

The first product I have played with from the next Mini Catalogue is the Dandy Garden Product Suite. Mostly because this is the one I used during our Onstage Online event in November. I shared some cards using this in my Facebook Live recently and also one other card on my blog. Today I have two variations on the same theme using the Garden Wishes stamp set which is part of this product suite.

For the first card, I embossed a piece of Garden Green card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to the left hand side of Whisper White card. I embossed Daffodil Delight card using the Ornate Garden Embossing Folder and attached it to the card front partially over the embossed Garden Green card.

The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Garden Green card. I stamped the floral image from the Garden Wishes stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using Garden Green, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso Watercolour Pencils. When I finished colouring, I used the Blender Pen to even out my colouring. The stamped panel is attached to Garden Green card and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another image from the Garden Wishes stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using the Garden Green and Daffodil Delight Watercolour Pencils. I used the Blender Pen to even out the colour before attaching the panel to the inside of the card.

For the second card, I attached two strips of the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of Whisper White card. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Mossy Meadow card. I stamped the floral image from the Garden Wishes stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image is coloured using Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Early Espresso Watercolour Pencils and the Blender Pen. The panel is attached to Mossy Meadow card and then the card front. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the single floral image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it using the Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen.

I love how pretty these cards are, don’t you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Christmas Memory

December 26, 2020

I was going through my box of photos and came across these photos of Ethan and Abigail on the occasion of Ethan’s first Christmas. I combined product from a lot of places to create this page and I love the end result. I attached a piece of Christmas Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper across the bottom of a Very Vanilla 12″ x 12″ page and wrapped the top of the Designer Series Paper with a length of Denim 3/8″ Ribbon. I attached the photos to Night of Navy card and attached them to the page. The title was cut from Night of Navy card using the Playful Alphabet Dies. I just love these dies! They are the perfect size for Memory Keeping and perfect for use on your cards. I especially love the fact that there are multiples of some letters and numbers too. Just perfect!

I attached a Christmas Tree die cut from the Tag Buffet Project Kit to the left hand side of the page. I stamped the present image from the Most Wonderful Year stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Real Red and Shaded Spruce. I stamped the bow image from the same stamp set onto the presents using the same colours – just swapping them over. The presents are cut out using the Most Wonderful Time Dies. The die cuts out the presents all at the same time but gives three individual presents. This stamp set and co-ordinating dies are from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley which carried over from last year. I cut a star from Gold Foil using the Most Wonderful Time Dies and attached it to the top of the tree. The journaling was printed onto Very Vanilla card, cut into strips with a “V” in one end and attached to Night of Navy card which I trimmed to match the “V”. I stamped the greeting from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Night of Navy ink. I punched out the greeting using the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch and attached it to a scalloped circle cut using the Layering Circle Dies. This page brings back so many memories.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Some of these products may have already sold out.

From a Tutorial

December 25, 2020

It’s Christmas morning and very quiet here in my house. I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy (COVID Free) New Year. I didn’t put my tree up this year because all my little helpers were away, so I thought I would share some cards with you today. I am a follower of Lyn Dunn, an American Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I receive her newsletter and one of them had a link to a tutorial for three cards. Unfortunately I lost the last page (third card) of instructions so I created two cards using her tutorial and added one of my own, inspired by her designs. For the first card, I embossed Whisper White card using one of the Wrapped in Texture Embossing folders and attached a piece of Shaded Spruce Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the card.

I wrapped the top of the Designer Series Paper with a length of Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon and attached the panel to scored and folded Shaded Spruce card. I stamped the greeting from The Tree Angle stamp set onto Whisper White card using Shaded Spruce ink and cut it out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I stamped the floral image from The Tree Angle stamp set onto Whisper White card using Real Red ink.

I stamped the leaf image around the flowers using Shaded Spruce ink. I cut out the image using one of the Stitched Triangle Dies. I also cut Shaded Spruce card using the same die. I attached the trees together and placed them over the stamped Stitched So Sweetly die so that I could get an idea of where to stamp the tree trunk images using Crumb Cake ink. The trees are attached to the stamped Stitched So Sweetly Die using dimensionals. I attached the whole panel to the card front also using dimensionals. I tied a bow in a length of Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon and attached it to the card front using a Glue Dot. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a piece of the same Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Whisper White card. I wrapped the top with a length of the Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon before the panel is attached to the inside of the card.

I stamped the tree trunk just above the ribbon using Crumb Cake ink. I stamped the flower and leaf image from The Tree Angle stamp set onto Whisper White card using Real Red and Shaded Spruce ink. The image is attached flat to the card over the top of the tree trunk image. For the second card, I embossed Whisper White card using the same folder from the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders. I cut Shaded Spruce patterned paper from the Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper twice using the same Stitched Triangle Die that cuts out the floral tree.

The triangles are attached to each side of the embossed card and wrapped with the Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Shaded Spruce card. I stamped the greeting from The Tree Angle stamp set onto Whisper White card using Shaded Spruce ink. The image is cut out using one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

I stamped the tree trunk onto the die cut before attaching it to the card front using dimensionals. I stamped the floral and leaf images again and cut it out using the Stitched Triangle Die. The tree is attached to the card front using dimensionals. I tied a bow in a length of the Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon and attached it to the card front using a dimensional. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a piece of the same Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Whisper White card. I wrapped the top of the paper using the Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon before attaching the panel to the inside of the card. I stamped the tree trunk image from The Tree Angle stamp set above the ribbon. I stamped the floral and leaf images from The Tree Angle stamp set onto Whisper White card and cut out the tree using the co-ordinating Stitched Triangle Die and attached it to the top of the tree trunk.

For the last card, I embossed Whisper White card using the same folder from the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders. I cut the Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper using a larger triangle from the Stitched Triangle Dies and attached them to the sides of the embossed card. I wrapped the panel using the Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon before attaching the panel to scored and folded Spruce card.

I stamped the floral tree using Real Red and Shaded Spruce ink onto scrap Whisper White card. I also stamped two other images from The Tree Angle stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Shaded Spruce ink. I cut out all of the images using the co-ordinating Stitched Triangle Die. I stamped the tree trunk onto scrap Whisper White card using Crumb Cake ink and cut it out. I attached the tree trunk to the back of the tall slender tree. I cut Whisper White card using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and attached all of the tree images to the die.

The panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals. I stamped the greeting from The Tree Angle stamp set onto Whisper White card using Shaded Spruce ink and cut it out using a smaller die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a piece of the Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper across the bottom ofWhisper White card. I wrapped the top of the paper using the Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon. I stamped the floral tree image onto scrap paper using Real Red and Shaded Spruce ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Stitched Triangle Die. I stamped the tree trunk onto scrap Whisper White card using Crumb Cake ink and cut it out. I attached the tree trunk to the back of the tree before attaching the tree to the inside of the card, over the Designer Series Paper.

I am so happy with these cards. So thank you to Lyn for the tutorial and inspiration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Unfortunately some of the products I have used may already be sold out.

More Casing

December 24, 2020

I shared some cards recently with you that I found on the Demonstrator only Facebook Page and today’s cards are inspired by two more cards from that same page. The original card for this first one was shared by Manda Moore. I attached a piece of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper to Real Red card. I stamped the greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set onto Whisper White card using Real Red ink and attached the Designer Series Paper panel above the greeting. I cut two leaves from Old Olive card using the small petal die and the insert to create the embossed look from the Poinsettia Dies.

I cut Whisper White card using the holly die from the same dies and Shaded Spruce card using the largest die from the Forever Flourishing Dies. I stamped the three sets of petals for the poinsettia flower onto Real Red card using Real Red ink and cut them out using the co-ordinating Poinsettia Die.

I attached the leaves flat onto the card front. I added some Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon and then attached the flower using dimensionals. Lastly I added one of the Beaded Pearls to the centre of the flower. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set onto Whisper White card using Real Red ink. I attached a piece of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Designer Series Paper to Real Red card before attaching it to the bottom of the stamped Whisper White card.

The second card was inspired by one from Jen Ward. I cut a piece of Real Red card using the dotted edge die from the Curvy Dies. I also cut the a piece of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Designer Series Paper using the same die.

I stamped the greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of Whisper White card using Real Red ink. I attached the Real Red panel and then the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Designer Series Paper panel to the stamped Whisper White card. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Real Red card.

I cut Old Olive card twice using the small leaf die and the insert to create the embossed look. I cut Whisper White card using the holly die from the Poinsettia Dies and Shaded Spruce card using the largest die from the Forever Flourishing Dies. The leaves are attached flat to the card front before attaching a length of Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon.

I attached the flower over the top using dimensionals and added a Beaded Pearl to the centre. To decorate the inside of the card I attached a piece of Real Red and Plush Poinsettia Specialty Designer Series Paper to the bottom of Whisper White card. I stamped the greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set onto the panel using Real Red ink. After creating these two cards, I was inspired to create one of my own! I cut Real Red card and also the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Designer Series Paper using the dotted edge Poinsettia Die.

I layered the panels onto Whisper White card and added a greeting to the lower right hand corner from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set using Real Red ink. I cut and stamped all of the same die pieces as the two previous cards. I attached the leaves flat onto the card front, added the Real Red 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon and then the flower using dimensionals. Lastly I added a Beaded Pearl to the centre of the flower. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set using Real Red ink. I attached a narrow strip of Plush Poinsettia Specialty Designer Series Paper to Real Red card and then the bottom of the stamped Whisper White panel.

I love these cards, so thank you to Manda Moore and Jen Ward for the inspiration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Unfortunately some of the product used on these cards has already sold out.