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Celebrating 3

April 3, 2021

Today’s page shows off another photo I found in the box on my shelf. This one was taken on the occasion of Jae’s third birthday in 2011. It’s a bright happy photo of Jae with her brother, sister, Mum and Dad. I found a sketch that I had saved on Pinterest and used it as inspiration for the layout. I cut a circle from Early Espresso card and used the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture before attaching it to a Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I found a few strips of paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and attached them across the centre of the page. I attached the photo to Early Espresso card and then to the left hand side of the page. I created the journaling on my computer and printed it onto Basic White card. I used one of the hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Dies to cut out the journaling.

I inked the “love” from one of the greetings from the Positive Thoughts stamp set below the journaling using Flirty Flamingo ink. I added a few Gilded Gems around the greeting before attaching it to the page. I cut the title from Early Espresso card using the Well Written Dies and attached them to the page. I stamped the flowers from the Floral Essence stamp set onto Basic White card using Flirty Flamingo and Bermuda Bay ink. I cut out the flowers, layering some of them together. I coloured the flower centres where necessary using the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the leaf from the Floral Essence stamp set onto Basic White card using Granny Apple Green ink and used the Leaf Punch (long retired) to punch them out. I layered the flowers and leaves to create two bouquets and attached one above and one below the photo.

Such a bright, happy page to celebrate a very happy day, although I can’t believe that gorgeous little girl is now almost 13!

Bye for now,

Kris

PS: Just so you know several of the products that I have used on this layout are on the Last Chance Products List – Well Written Dies (already sold out), Be Mine Stitched Dies & the Floral Essence stamp sets – so don’t forget to place your order early because these products are only available while stocks last.

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Floating Seashells

April 2, 2021

Today’s card is another Floating Gate Fold card created after watching Dawn Griffith’s video. I shared this fold with you yesterday but you can see more of my creations on my Facebook Page. I cut and scored Thick Whisper White card to create the card base. I cut two strips of Sand & Sea 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and attached them to Sahara Sand card before attaching them to the front panels. I cut Sahara Sand card and Basic White card using two Stitched Rectangle Dies. I stamped the large seashell from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set onto the Basic White rectangle using Sahara Sand ink.

I masked the stamped image and stamped the second seashell from the same stamp set using Flirty Flamingo ink. Keeping the mask in place, I stamped the last seashell using Seaside Spray ink. I removed the mask and stamped the greeting from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set using Sahara Sand ink.

I attached the Basic White rectangle to the Sahara Sand rectangle and then the card front, making sure to only add adhesive behind the left hand side. To decorate the inside centre panel of the card, I attached a piece of the same pattern Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper to Sahara Sand card. I didn’t add any decoration to the side panels since you can easily write your message onto the card base. The mechanisms are created from Basic White card as well. I stamped the image panels using the seashell from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set onto Basic White card using Flirty Flamingo ink. I masked the image and stamped the seaweed image from the same stamp set using Granny Apple Green ink. I also stamped the dotted image using Seaside Spray ink before removing the mask. I stamped the starfish image onto So Saffron card using Sahara Sand ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Seaside Seashells Die. The starfish are attached onto the image panels. The image panels are attached to Sahara Sand card and then the mechanisms.

These are truly fun cards to make and I hope that you are inspired to give them a try.

Bye for now,

Kris

NB: Seaside Spray ink is one of the retiring in-colours and has already sold out.

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True Friend

April 1, 2021

Yesterday on my Facebook Live I shared how to create a floating gate fold card. Boy are these fun to make. I watched a video by Dawn Griffith but changed the dimensions to suit our A4 card. These cards have been around for a long time but this is the first time I have ever attempted them. Todays card uses Thick Basic White for the card base. I scored a standard 21cm x 14.8cm card base along the 21cm length at 5.3cm and 15.7cm. The trick to making the card work is to make sure that the outside edges meet perfectly in the centre when folded and make sure to give a really nice clean fold using your bone folder.

Once folded I cut one of the Blackberry Bliss patterns from the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper into panels for the card front. I attached the Designer Series Paper to Blackberry Bliss card and then the two front panels. I cut Blackberry Bliss using the largest rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and attached a panel of Basic White which I embossed using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

I punched the butterflies from the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper using the Dragonflies Punch. I curled the wings and attached them to the embossed Basic White card using dimensionals under the wings and glue dots in the centre of the body. I stamped the greeting from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set onto Basic White card using Blackberry Bliss ink. I cut out the greeting using the Layering Ovals Dies and attached it to a Blackberry Bliss scalloped oval cut using the same dies. I trimmed the right hand edge straight before attaching it to the image panel. The image panel is attached to the card front using Tear & Tape underneath the left hand side only. To decorate the centre inside panel, I embossed Basic White card using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to Blackberry Bliss card. I attached Basic White card to Blackberry Bliss card to decorate the two outside panels. I cut the card mechanisms from Basic White card as well. To create the floating panels, I embossed Basic White card using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. The panels are attached to Blackberry Bliss card and then the mechanism. Once more I punched the dragonflies from the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper using the Dragonflies Punch. This time I attached the dragonflies flat to the embossed card.

I am having so much fun creating this fancy fold and have one more variation to share with you tomorrow. If you haven’t tried creating one, then you really must!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Purple Birthday

March 30, 2021

Today’s card was made for a friend who recently celebrated her birthday. I attached two different patterned papers from the True Love Designer Series Paper to Basic White card. (I can’t help myself, I really love this Designer Series Paper!). I stamped “happy birthday” from the Peaceful Moments stamp set onto a strip of Basic White card 1″ wide using Highland Heather ink.

I punched the end of the stamped card using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch before attaching it to the card front using dimensionals. I coloured one of the flowers from the True Love Designer Series Paper using Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

The flower is cut out and attached to the card front using dimensionals so that it sits over the greeting banner. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Perfect Moments stamp set onto Basic White card using Highland Heather ink. I coloured another flower using Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends as before, cut it out and attached it next to the greeting.

Such a pretty card, don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Scrappy Pieces

March 29, 2021

Today I am sharing some cards I made using the pieces left over from the cards I made in this post. I embossed Very Vanilla card using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder and attached the embossed panels to scored and folded Basic Black card. I cut Basic Black card using one of the Ornate Layers Dies (I love these dies). I used the co-ordinating Ornate Layers Dies to cut the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper into small narrow rectangles which I attached to the Basic Black die cut.

The die cut panels are attached to the left hand side of the card front. I cut Very Vanilla and Basic Black card using the circles from the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Peaceful Moments stamp set onto the Very Vanilla circle using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The greeting is attached to the Basic Black circle and then the card front. I stamped the butterfly image from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set onto So Saffron card using Calypso Coral ink. I cut out the butterflies using the co-ordinating Brilliant Wings Die. I curled the wings on one large butterfly and attached it to the card front using dimensionals under the wings and glue dots in the centre of the body. I attached Basic Pearls to the butterfly body. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and attached a smaller die cut butterfly.

I created two cards using Calypso Coral ink on So Saffron card and two cards using Magenta Madness ink on Blushing Bride card.

Don’t they look pretty!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Sarah & Elyssa

March 27, 2021

Today’s page showcases a photo of my eldest daughter Sarah and her baby girl Elyssa found in the box on my shelf (I am slowly working my way through it!). I love how happy they look in this photo and decided to keep my page very simple. I attached a 6″ wide strip of the beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper across the top of a Basic White 12″ x 12″ page. I coloured a length of Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon using the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blend and attached it to cover the edge of the Designer Series Paper.

I attached my photo to Basic Black card and then the page. I stamped the stem image from the Art Gallery stamp set onto Basic White card using Pretty Peacock ink. I stamped the large solid flower from the Art Gallery stamp set onto Basic White card using Flirty Flamingo ink which I stamped onto scrap paper first. I stamped the large detailed stamp over the top using Flirty Flamingo ink. I cut out the stem and flower using the co-ordinating Floral Gallery Dies and attached them to the lower left hand side of the page. I cut the title from Basic Black card using the Playful Alphabet Dies. I added the year just below the photo using a Journaling Pen.

So simple but I think it leaves the photo to be the focal point of interest on the page, don’t you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Well Suited Birthday

March 26, 2021

Today I have another Arrow Front card to share with you. I shared how to create one of these cards on my Facebook Live this week and another version yesterday on my blog. I followed the instructions on Lyn Dunn’s blog but changed the dimensions to fit our A4 card. The card base for today’s card is cut from Basic Gray card.

I cut a piece of the Well Suited Designer Series Paper to decorate all three panels of the card base. Reversing the pattern for the front of the card. I stamped the greeting from the Handsomely Suited stamp set onto Basic White card using Basic Gray ink. I cut out the greeting using the Layering Circle Dies. The greeting panel is attached to a scalloped circle cut from Basic Gray card. I attached the greeting to the card front. I cut the tie from the same pattern of Well Suited Designer Series paper using the Suit and Tie Die. I also cut the centre piece from the same Designer Series Paper. I attached the tie and centre piece to the greeting panel, reversing the panels to co-ordinate with the card base.

I really liked this card, especially because I don’t make many male cards, so I created another card reversing the Designer Series Paper panels. I also used Pacific Point ink and A4 card for the second card.

I think they look great, don’t you? If you haven’t created one of these cards, I suggest that you give it a go. They are lot’s of fun to create.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Arrow Fold

March 25, 2021

Yesterday in my Facebook Live, I shared three Arrow Fold cards. I got the basic instructions from Lyn Dunn but changed them up to suit A4 card. You can check out my template on my Facebook Page. I used Thick Basic White card to create the card base and Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper for decoration.

I attached the two small triangles of Designer Series paper to Basic White card before attaching the panel to the inside of the card base. I flipped the Designer Series Paper over before attaching the last triangle of Designer Series Paper to the card front. I stamped the small flower from the Celebrate Sunflower stamp set onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Cinnamon Cider and Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blends. I cut out the image using one of the circles from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I a scalloped circle from Bumblebee card using the Layering Circle Dies. I attached the stitched circle to the scalloped circle and then the card front. I inked “thinking of you” from the greeting in the Art Gallery stamp set using Cinnamon Cider ink and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. I attached the greeting to the card front below the image panel.

These are such fun cards to make and an excellent way to use up some of your Designer Series Paper stash before the new catalogue arrives. I have one more of this fold to share with you tomorrow.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge 498

March 23, 2021

Today I finally created a card for a challenge and met the deadline. So here is my entry for the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge this week. I embossed Basic White card using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. I cut a strip of one of the patterned papers from the True Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and lightly attached it to the embossed card. I coloured one of the flowers from the True Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Papers using Purple Posy and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends.

I cut out the flower and attached it to the embossed Basic White card, slipping the bottom edge of the flower underneath the strip of Designer Series Paper. I wrapped the centre of the Designer Series Paper strip with Purple Posy 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon before attaching the whole panel to scored and folded Purple Posy card. I stamped “congratulations” from the Floral Art stamp set onto Basic White card using Pretty Peacock ink. I cut out the greeting using the banner from the Floral Gallery Dies and attached it over the ribbon on the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I embossed a strip of Basic White card using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. I attached a length of the Purple Posy 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon behind one long edge and attached the panel across the bottom of Basic White card. I coloured a single flower from the same pattern True Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper as the previous flower using Purple Posy and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends. I cut out the flower and attached it to the panel, slipping the bottom edge underneath the embossed panel. I liked this card so much, I made another using a different flower from the True Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

Purple Posy is one of those colours I haven’t used much and I don’t know why because these cards turned out so pretty, don’t you think?

So thank you Try Stampin’ on Tuesday for the inspiration to get these cards made!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Butterfly Healing

March 22, 2021

Today’s card is inspired by this card I found on Pinterest by Cheryl Curtis. I loved her card and thought I would create my own version. I only used one design of paper from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper which I attached to Pretty Peacock card. The panel is attached to Basic White card and then scored and folded Pretty Peacock card. I stamped the greeting from the Heal Your Heart stamp set (available free during Sale-a-bration) onto Basic White card using Pretty Peacock ink. I cut out the greeting using a Layering Oval Die and attached it to a scalloped oval cut from Pretty Peacock card using the same dies.

I stamped the butterfly image from the Butterfly Gala stamp set twice onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used a Blending Brush to add Soft Sea Foam ink to the centre of each butterfly. Using a Blending Brush I added Pool Party ink to the centre of each wing and Pretty Peacock ink to the outside edge of each wing.

I stamped the butterfly bodies onto the butterflies using Memento Tuxedo Black ink before punching them out using the Butterfly Duet Punch. I curled the wings of one large and two small butterflies and attached them to the greeting panel using mini dimensionals under the wings and glue dots in the centre of the butterfly bodies. Once the butterflies were attached I stamped the antenae onto each butterfly using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The greeting panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set using Pretty Peacock ink. I attached the last butterfly near the greeting and stamped the antenae as before.

This is such a pretty card and I can’t thank Cheryl enough for the inspiration. The colours for the butterfly are the same ones used by Cheryl and they work so well together.

Bye for now,

Kris

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