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March Birthdays

May 23, 2020

Today’s pages document a lunch we had with two of our Granddaughters who celebrate their birthdays during the month of March.  Ron and I were going to be away for both birthdays, so we took them out to lunch before we went.  Such a lovely day!   I cut Flirty Flamingo with the retiring die from the Seasonal Layers Dies and attached the border behind the edges of some of the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper, a Sale-A-Bration item.   I added Early Espresso mats to my photos and journaling before attaching them to the pages.  I punched Early Espresso card using the retiring Braided Border Punch. I coloured Whisper White 3/8″ Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon using the Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend.  The ribbon is threaded through the bunched border before attaching them across the bottom of the pages.  I created the journaling on my computer and printed onto Whisper White card.   I stamped the cake images from the Piece of Cake stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The images are coloured using Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light Smoky Slate and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  I punched out the cake stand and the cake images using the Cake Builder Punch.  I trimmed the smaller cake from one image and attached it to the page on top of the cake stand with the double image on top.  I fussy cut the candles and attached them to the top of the cake images.  I cut Early Espresso card using the Well Written Dies to create the title.

I love how these pages turned out.  I have to tell you that threading the ribbon through the punched border was a little trickier than I anticipated but totally worth the effort.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Two For

May 22, 2020

the price of one.  Today I am sharing two cards I made from one card front sized piece of Designer Series Paper.  It came about because I knew that you can use the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut pieces of Designer Series Paper or card to fit on top of several of the Ornate Layers Dies.  So I cut a rectangle from the card front sized piece of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.  I put the rectangle piece to one side and attached the outside piece of the Designer Series Paper to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I cut a smaller rectangle from Blackberry Bliss card and attached it inside the rectangle cut out using dimensionalsI stamped the image from the Painted Poppies stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I cut out the flower image using another of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and attached it to the centre of the Blackberry Bliss rectangle.  I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I cut out the image using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I attached the greeting to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set onto Whisper White card and attached a piece of the co-ordinating Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the card.

To create the second card, I embossed Blackberry Bliss card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before attaching it to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I cut Whisper White card using the Ornate Layers Die.  I attached the rectangle piece of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper I cut when creating the first card to the centre of the Die cut.  The whole piece is attached to the centre of the card front.  I stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set onto Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink and cut it out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Painted Poppies stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set beside the flower using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I coloured the flower using Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

I love the fact, that I got two cards from one piece of Designer Series Paper 10cm x 14.3cm.  Woohoo!  It makes your Designer Series Paper go further and I think both cards are really lovely don’t you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Something New

May 21, 2020

During my last Facebook Live, I shared the In Good Taste Product Suite from the soon to be released 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue – so exciting!  I also created three cards to cater for Beginner, Casual and Avid stampers.  I thought you might like to see them with a little more detail.  Beginner cards cannot get any easier than using our Note Cards and Envelopes.  These are great value and you get 20 cards with envelopes in the package.   I stamped the feather image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set twice onto the Note Card using Gray Granite ink.  I also stamped the greeting from the Tasteful Touches stamp set using Early Espresso ink.  The envelope is also stamped twice using the feather image and Gray Granite ink.  Simple but so effective, don’t you think?

For the Casual Stamper, I added a few layers but kept the design to ink and paper.  I stamped the flower from the Tasteful Touches stamp set onto Whisper White card using Petal Pink.  I stamped the same image onto a Post-it-Note, cut it out and attached it over the stamped image.  With the Post-It-note mask in place, I stamped the feather image twice using Gray Granite ink.  I removed the mask and stamped the greeting from the Tasteful Touches stamp set using Early Espresso ink.  I attached the Whisper White stamped panel to Gray Granite card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the feather image twice onto the lower left hand corner of the inside of the card.

To create the card for the Avid Stamper, I changed the format up – just a bit!  I embossed Petal Pink card using the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder.  I attached a strip of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of the embossed card before attaching the panel to scored and folded Early Espresso card. I used the Tasteful Labels Dies to cut Whisper White card.  I stamped the feather image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set three times onto the die cut using Smoky Slate ink without re-inking.  I stamped the greeting from the Tasteful Touches stamp set onto the die cut using Early Espresso ink before attaching the image panel to the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the feather from the Tasteful Touches stamp set three times onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Smoky Slate ink without re-inking.  I attached a narrow strip of Early Espresso card  behind one long edge of a strip of Petal Pink card embossed using the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder.  The embossed panel is attached to the stamped Whisper White card, cover the ends of the stamped feathers.

I am extremely happy with my first use of this Product Suite.  The cards look lovely don’t you think?  I am sure you will see me using this set a lot more.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Poppies Forever

May 19, 2020

The Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper will soon retire so I thought I would share a card I made recently using this Designer Series Paper.  I attached a piece of the paper which has the look of a field of poppies to Blackberry Bliss card.  I punched a narrow strip of Old Olive card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it behind one edge of another piece of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.  This panel is attached to the bottom section of the Blackberry Bliss card.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card. I printed the greeting from the Share Sunshine PDF download and cut out the image using the Layering Circle Dies.  I coloured the hearts using the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend and the leaves using the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  I coloured around the outside of the heart using the Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend.  The image is attached to a Whisper White scalloped circle cut using the Layering Circle Dies and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card I attached a piece of co-ordinating Designer Series Paper to the bottom of Whisper White card.  You still have time to purchase the fantastic Share Sunshine PDF if you haven’t already.  You can purchase the download here.  It only costs $12.00 (USD).

Bye for now,

Kris

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It’s your time

May 18, 2020

to Shine.  Today’s card is one I created for a recent Facebook Live.  I showcased using masking tape and ink to create backgrounds for your cards.  This card uses Masking Tape and So Saffron ink to create the central panel on the card front.  You simply take a piece of tape and lay it over the ink pad sticky side down and then attach the tape to Whisper White card.  When you remove the tape you are left with a unique pattern of ink.  I covered the Whisper White card by attaching the tape several times.  I attached the coloured panel to So Saffron card and then Whisper White card. I stamped the greeting from the Daisy Lane stamp set using Calypso Coral ink before attaching the panel to scored and folded So Saffron card.  I stamped two large flowers and three small flowers onto Whisper White card using Calypso Coral ink and the images from the Daisy Lane stamp set.  I used the Daisy Punch and the Medium Daisy Punch to cut out the flowers.  I also stamped the leaf image from the Daisy Lane stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card twice using Pear Pizzazz ink and cut them out.  I curled the petals on the flowers and stacked the two large flowers and one small flower together.  I stacked the last two small flowers together before arranging the leaves and flowers onto the left hand side of the card front. I also added some Clear Faceted Gems to the centre of the flowers.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf image twice using Pear Pizzazz ink onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card.  I stamped the small daisy onto scrap Whisper White card twice using Calypso Coral ink.  I punched out the flowers using the Medium Daisy Punch, stacked them together and attached them over the leaf stems.

I really love the end result, don’t you.   This masking tape technique is lots of fun and I am sure I will be using it again to create one of a kind cards.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Celebrate

May 16, 2020

Today’s page shows some photos taken in 1990 at my husband’s grandmother’s 80th birthday.  We travelled from Port Macquarie to Forbes in New South Wales for this event.  The top photo shows Grandma with her grandchildren and the bottom photo is of myself with my husband and beautiful girls.  I embossed strips of Whisper White card using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  I cut Cherry Cobbler card using the Ornate Border Dies which I attached behind the embossed panels. I also wrapped the embossed card using the (retired) Cherry Cobbler 1cm Diagonal Stripe Ribbon. I attached one embossed panel to the top of a Whisper White 12″ x 12″ page and one to the bottom of the page.  I created my journaling on the computer and printed onto Whisper White card.  The journaling panel and the photos are attached to Basic Gray card before being attached to the page.  I cut “celebrate” from Cherry Cobbler card using the (retired) Celebrate You Dies.

A simple page but one I truly love because it brings back so many happy memories.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Goodbye Beautiful You

May 15, 2020

Today I am sharing a set of cards I created using the retiring stamp set Beautiful You.  I also used the retiring 6″ x6″ 2019-2021 In-Colour Designer Series Paper (the colours are not retiring just the paper) and the retiring Delicate Lace Dies.  I created three cards using the female images from the Beautiful You stamp set.  The first card, has a piece of the Seaside Spray Designer Series Paper attached to Smoky Slate card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card. I stamped the image from the Beautiful You stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using the Seaside Spray, Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the image using the Layering Ovals Dies, attached it to a Smoky Slate scalloped oval and then the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside of the card I attached a strip of Smoky Slate behind one long edge of the same Seaside Spray Designer Series Paper  before attaching it to Whisper White card.

For the second card I  embossed Whisper White card using the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder (retiring).  The embossed card is attached to scored and folded Smoky Slate card.   I cut one edge of a piece of Seaside Spray card using the Delicate Lace Dies.  I attached a piece of the Seaside Spray Designer Series Paper before attaching the panel to the card front.  Once more I stamped the image from the Beautiful You stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black inkThe image is coloured using the Soft Seaside, Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends.  The image is cut out using the Layering Ovals Dies, attached to a Smoky Slate scalloped oval and then the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside of the card I cut Soft Seaside card using the Delicate Lace Dies before attaching a piece of the Soft Seaside Designer Series Paper.   The whole panel is attached to the bottom of Whisper White card.

For the third card, I embossed Whisper White card using the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Smoky Slate card.  I cut Soft Seaside card twice using the Delicate Lace Die and attached one die to each side of a strip of the Soft Seaside Designer Series Paper.   The Designer Series Paper panel is attached to the card front. I stamped the image from the Beautiful You stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using Soft Seaside, Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends.  The image is cut out using one of the Layering Squares Dies, attached to a Smoky Slate scalloped square and then the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside of the card, I cut Soft Seaside card using the Delicate Lace Die, attached it behind a piece of Soft Seaside Designer Series Paper before attaching the panel to Whisper White card.

They look so pretty together don’t they.

Because the first three cards were so lovely, I decided to create some more.  This set uses the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Purple Posy Designer Series Paper and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends.

This set uses Tufted 3D Embossing Folder, Rococo Rose Designer Series Paper and Rococ Rose Stampin’ Blends.

This set uses the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder,  Pretty Peacock Designer Series Paper and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends.

I think I have just about used up all of this retiring Designer Series Paper.  While I am sad to see the Beautiful You stamp set and the Delicate Lace Dies retire, I can’t wait to see what gorgeous new product will be available in the next Annual Catalogue.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Unfortunately a lot of product I used on this page including the Designer Series Paper has already sold out.