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Birthday Blooms

March 24, 2020

I made the card I am sharing with you today for a friend who recently celebrated her birthday.  I love the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper and couldn’t resist using it on this card.  I used a sponge brayer to colour the paper using Highland Heather ink.  I attached the paper to Whisper White card and wrapped the top of the Designer Series Paper with 5/8″ Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon.  The panel is attached to Silver Foil card and then scored and folded Highland Heather card.  I used the Stamparatus to stamp the leaf image from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set in a circle onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink.  I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in the centre using Highland Heather ink. I cut out the stamped images using the largest circle from the Layering Circle Dies.  The panel is attached to a Highland Heather scalloped circle cut using the same Dies.  I punched eight flowers  from Highland Heather card using the Punch.  I sponged Highland heather ink onto the edges of the flowers and used my bone folder to give them a bit of a curl.  The flowers are attached between the stamped leaves using Mini Glue Dots.  I added a large Basic Rhinestone to the centre of each of the flowers before attaching the whole panel to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Highland Heather ink.  I used the sponge brayer to add Highland Heather ink onto a narrow strip of the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper and attached it to the bottom of the stamped Whisper White card.  I wrapped the top of the Designer Series Paper using 5/8″ Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon.

Doesn’t this look pretty.  I love how you can add colour to the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper to co-ordinate with any colour scheme.  This paper will be gone soon, so don’t forget to place an order and earn it for FREE until the end of the month.

Bye for now,

Kris

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More Wishing You The Best

March 23, 2020

The cards I am sharing with you today are also inspired by some note card designs in a tutorial I purchased from Connie and Mary.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Parisian 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Petal Pink card.  I attached a piece of Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of the card front.  I embossed Petal Pink card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to the card front.  I also attached a strip of Silver Foil and Cherry Cobbler card.  I stamped the tag from the Tags in Bloom stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the fill images for the flowers and leaves using Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam and Cherry Cobbler ink.  The Cherry Cobbler ink was stamped onto scrap paper first to give a lighter image.  I cut out the image and attached it to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Tags in Bloom stamp set onto Whisper White card using Pool Party ink.  I punched out the greeting using the Label Me Lovely Punch and attached it to the stamped image using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card I embossed a strip of Whisper White card using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  I attached a narrow strip of Cherry Cobbler card behind one long edge before attaching to the bottom of Whisper White card.

The second card uses the Tags in Bloom stamp set and the same embossing folders.  I  used a different pattern from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper and also used Petal Pink ink.  The base card is Pool Party as is the panel embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

I really love all of these cards.  Don’t you think they look really pretty?

Bye for now,

Great Grandparents

March 21, 2020

Today’s page shares a photo taken when my daughter was about 6 months old.  We lived in Dubbo in those days and Ron’s Grandparents lived at Forbes which was about a 2 2-1/2 hour drive.  We often took a drive to visit them and this photo was taken on one of those visits.  Ron’s grandfather lived to be 93 years old and worked on the land his whole life.  His grandmother lived to be 83.  So long life runs in his family.  I began by attaching a square of the Soft Sea Foam vellum from the So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper to a 12″ x 12″ Whisper White page.  This vellum comes in three colours and is already embossed – so pretty.  This Vellum is one of the new additions to the products you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order.  I attached a piece of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of of the vellum.  I love this design it reminds me of old newspaper or journals.  I attached my photo to Early Espresso card and then to the Designer Series Paper.  I punched a strip of Early Espresso card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it below the photo.  I stamped the single flower from the Tags in Bloom stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the flower fill image using Cherry Cobbler ink and the flower centre fill using Daffodil Delight ink.  I cut Mossy Meadow card using the die from the Birthday Dies.  I attached the flower to the leaves and then to the lower left hand corner of the photo.  The title is cut from Early Espresso card using the retired Little Letters Dies.  I stamped the tag image from the Tags in Bloom stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the flower fill images using Cherry Cobbler ink and Daffodil Delight ink and the leaf fill images using Mossy Meadow ink.  I cut out the image and attached it to the right hand side of the Vellum.  I created the journaling on my computer, printed it onto Whisper White card and punched it out using the Label Me Lovely Punch.  The journaling is attached to the centre of the stamped tag.  In case you are wondering how I attached the Vellum, well, I only used adhesive underneath the Designer Series Paper and also the tag element.  This is sufficient to hold it in place without having adhesive show through it.  My grandchildren looked at this photo and thought I was their Mum.  You know, Nan could never have been young!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Wishing You The Best

March 20, 2020

I bought a tutorial recently from Connie and Mary which showcased the Tags in Bloom stamp set.  One of the items in the tutorial was a set of note cards.  I decided that I liked the layouts on the note cards but wanted to create full sized cards, so I altered the dimensions and added another layer to create the cards I am sharing with you today.  The cards are the same but use different colours and patterns of designer series paper.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Pool Party card.  I embossed a piece of Pool Party card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to the card front. I cut a piece of the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper and attached it to the card front, partially covering the embossed Pool Party card.  I also added strips of Silver Foil and Cherry Cobbler card.  I stamped the tag image from the Tags in Bloom stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card.  I coloured the image using Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam and Cherry Cobbler ink.  The Cherry Cobbler ink was stamped onto scrap paper first to give a lighter image.  I cut out the image and attached it to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Tags in Bloom stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card and punched out the greeting using the  Label Me Lovely Punch.  I attached the greeting to the centre of the tag using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I embossed a strip of Whisper White card using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  I attached a strip of Pool Party card behind one long edge before attaching it to the bottom of Whisper White card.

The second card uses Petal Pink card for the card base.  I also embossed Petal Pink card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and a different design from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The flowers are coloured with Pool Party ink and the greeting is stamped in the same ink.

These cards are so pretty, don’t you think?  I was a little hesitant to begin with about this stamp set but I really love it and I know that I am going to miss it when Sale-A-Bration ends.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Pull Tab & Front Flip

March 19, 2020

This is another fancy fold card from the tutorial I purchased from Elizabeth Shannon.  The name sounds complicated but once you create it, it really isn’t.  My card base is Thick Whisper White card and I have added a layer of Night of Navy card.  The designer series paper is from the Country Club Designer Series Paper pack.  I have used the Scalloped Tag Topper to create the pull part of the card front.  To decorate the pull panel I stamped the hat image from the Well Dressed stamp set using Night of Navy ink.  I added the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set using Night of Navy ink.  I wrapped the stamped Whisper White card with Night of Navy Twine from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack.  I used the same twine to add to the pull mechanism.  The panel is attached to Night of Navy card using dimensionals before being attached to the mechanism. To decorate the inside of the mechanism, I stamped another of the greetings from the Perennial Birthday stamp set using Night of Navy ink.  The greeting panel is attached to Night of Navy card and then the mechanism.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set using Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the shoe image from the Well Dressed stamp set onto the lower left hand corner using Night of Navy ink, covered it with a post-it-note mask and stamped it again to give me a pair of shoes!

Simple but I really love this card.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Colourful Technique

March 17, 2020

Today’s card was created after watching a video by Lisa Curcio.  It is a bit of a spin on an old technique.  I used different colours than Lisa did in her video to create a “male” and “female” version of the card.  For the “male” version I used Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy ink which I sponged onto Whisper White card.  Following Lisa’s instructions, the card was slightly larger than I knew I would need.  Once the ink has dried I attached the Basic Pattern Decorative Mask over the inked card.  I used some retired Washi Tape on the back of the Whisper White card to hold the mask in place.   I used my Versamark ink pad to add ink all over the coloured Whisper White card.  I removed the mask, sprinkled the card with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I let the card sit for a minute before using a Sponge Bayer to add Memento Tuxedo Black ink all over the image.  A quick rub with a tissue to remove any Black ink on the embossing and the card was ready to use.  I cut the card down to the size I wanted and attached it to Bermuda Bay card and then scored and folded Basic Black card.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set onto Whisper White card using Bermuda Bay ink.  I cut out the image using the oval die from the Detailed Bands Dies.  I attached the greeting to Basic Black card cut with another of the Detailed Bands Dies and then the card front.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Bermuda Bay ink.  I also attached the pieces of card that I trimmed from the sponged and embossed Whisper White card across the bottom of the Whisper White card.

The “female” version of the card follows exactly the same procedure but uses Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade ink sponged onto the Whisper White card.  The greetings are stamped using Poppy Parade ink.  I used the same Detailed Bands Dies for the greeting and the Basic Black label.

I love how these cards turned out and I am sure that you will love giving this technique a try.  Thanks Lisa for your simple instructions which produce a big WOW.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Tags in Bloom

March 16, 2020

Today I am sharing another of the stamp sets which have been added to those that are available for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration.  These additional sets are only available during this month.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Basic Black card.  I cut Basic Black card with the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Dies and attached it to the card front.  I stamped the image from the Tags in Bloom stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the stitched image inside the frame using Mossy Meadow ink. I stamped the fill images for the flowers using Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Mossy Meadow ink.  I also stamped the greeting from the Tags in Bloom stamp set using Calypso Coral ink.  I fussy cut the image and attached it to the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another of the greetings from the Tags in Bloom stamp set onto Whisper White card using Calypso Coral ink.  I embossed a narrow strip of Whisper White card using the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, attached a narrow strip of Basic Black card behind one long edge before attaching it to the bottom of the stamped card.

This is a fun set and I am sure will find its way into many craft rooms over this month.

Bye for now,

Kris

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