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Freshly Made 361

November 5, 2018

Today’s card is created using this week’s sketch at Freshly Made.  I started by embossing Whisper White card using the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I attached a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper to the left hand side of the embossed card.  I stamped the tree from the Winter Woods stamp set onto Whisper White card using Mossy Meadow ink.  The stamped panel is attached to Mossy Meadow card and then the right hand side of the embossed card.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Mossy Meadow card.  I stamped the tree from the Winter Woods stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Mossy Meadow ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating In The Woods Framelits Die.  I fluffed up the die cut openings and attached the die cut tree over the stamped tree.  I stamped Merry Christmas from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set onto Whisper White card using Mossy Meadow ink.  The greeting is attached to Mossy Meadow card and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Winter Woods stamp set onto Whisper White card.

A simple card but I just love the layout.  Thanks Freshly Made for another great sketch challenge.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Noah’s Mud Run

November 3, 2018

It is my grandson Noah’s last year in Primary School and he really had a good time at the Mini Mudder.  He ran with his friends in a large group and they got down and really dirty.  I think they were almost swimming in the mud.  He looked so happy when he reached the finish line.   I created my page by firstly stamping onto the lower left hand corner.  I used the sand image from High Tide and Soft Suede ink to create a puddle of mud.  I stamped the double tree image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set around the “mud” using Mint Macaron ink.  I stamped the tall single tree from the same stamp set using Tranquil Tide ink on the branches and Soft Suede on the stem.  I cut strips of the Natures Poem Designer Series Paper and punched one end using the Triple Banner Punch.  The strips are attached to the page above the stamping.  I added a Cajun Craze cardstock mat to my photo before attaching over the Designer Series Paper.  I cut “you” from Soft Suede card and “amazing” from Cajun Craze card using the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and attached them to the top of the page.  I stamped “are” using a stamp from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and Soft Suede ink.  I printed my journaling onto Whisper White card and cut it into strips.  The journaling is attached to Cajun Craze card and then the lower right hand corner.  I added the date using the image from the Tabs For Everything stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I love this page and know that Noah will too.

Bye for now,

Kris

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It’s Your Day

November 2, 2018

I had a little fun yesterday afternoon playing with the Stamparatus and the Happiness Surrounds stamp set.  The more I play with this stamp set the more combinations of images I come up with.  I started by seeing if the small flower would fit inside the leaf medallion image and guess what it does.  So using the Stamparatus I stamped several images using Merry Merlot for the flower and Mossy Meadow for the leaves.  I used the co-ordinating Snowfall Thinlites Die to cut them out.  Then once more setting up the Stamparatus I stamped the large medallion image onto Whisper White card using Merry Merlot ink.  I was able to stamp a few onto one strip of card, using the hinged stamping technique.  The large medallions were cut out using one of the Layering Circle Dies.  I also cut out a scalloped circle from Mossy Meadow card using the same dies.  I attached the small flower/leaf medallion to the centre of the large medallion using mini dimensionals and then added the scalloped circle to the back.  These pieces turned out so pretty I wanted to turn them into cards.  So I embossed Whisper White card using the Layering Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder (remember you need to spritz the card with water before using a dynamic embossing folder).  I attached some of the embossed card pieces to scored and folded Merry Merlot card and some to scored and folded Mossy Meadow card.  The card needed something else so I cut a piece of 5/8″ Striped Burlap Ribbon and attached it to the card front using dimensionals.  Once more setting up my Stamparatus and using the hinged technique I stamped “it’s your day” from the Happiness Surrounds stamp set multiple times onto Whisper White card using Mossy Meadow ink.  The greetings are cut out using the smallest of the ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  I attached the greetings to Merry Merlot card cut using one of the scalloped ovals from the same dies.  The greeting is attached to the card front over the ribbon.  These cards turned out so pretty, don’t you think?

Now what to do for the inside?  Once more I set  up the Stamparatus so that I could stamp the flower/leaf combination onto Whisper White card using Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow ink.

I’m attending Onstage Local (a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator only event) in Brisbane in a week or so and maybe I will use these as swaps.  I haven’t swapped in years, but it might be fun to do so once more.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Call Me Clover Kits

November 1, 2018

Remember this card I shared with you recently.  Well we made the card recently at my Beachmere Classes and I had a few kits left over.  So with the Snowflake Showcase products sitting on my desk, I decided to re-create the cards using these new products.  For the first card the tree image and the greeting from the Snow is Glistening stamp set are stamped on to Whisper White card using Call Me Clover ink.  I wrapped a piece of Silver 3/8″Metallic Edge Ribbon between the tree and the greeting and tied a knot.  I cut Call Me Clover card using one of the Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies and attached it behind the right hand edge of the stamped card before attaching to Whisper White card and then scored and folded Call Me Clover card.  I cut Silver Glimmer Paper using one of the snowflake dies from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies and attached the snowflake over the top of the tree.   To decorate the inside of the card, I cut Call Me Clover using the same Delicate Lace Edgelits Die and attached it to the left hand edge of Whisper White card.

The second card using the same layout and dies but this time, I cut Call Me Clover card and Silver Glimmer Paper using the same die from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies I attached the Call Me Clover piece to the Whisper White card and stamped “Joy” from the Snow is Glistening stamp set using Call Me Clover ink.  I wrapped the panel with Silver 3/8″ Metallic Edge ribbon and tied a knot before assembling the card in the same manner as described for the first card.  I cut each of the snowflakes from the Silver Glimmer Paper and attached them over the corresponding snowflake on the Call Me Clover die cut piece.  The inside is decorated in the same manner as the first card.

It’s fun to play with the pieces you have created for one card and turn them into something else, don’t you think?

And now for something really exciting.  Today you can begin ordering this amazing product suite.  Remember this the suite is only available until the end of this month on a while stock lasts basis.  So do not wait, if you want these products, order them as soon as you can so you are not disappointed.  I’m excited to see what wonderful things you create using the Snowflake Showcase product suite.

 

Bye for now,

Kris

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Same card – different colours

October 30, 2018

The first card I am sharing today is also one of those from the tutorial I purchased from Create with Connie and Mary.  I embossed Coastal Cabana card using the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I attached piece of Poppy Parade Designer Series Paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to the right hand side of the embossed card.  I stamped the tree image from the Snow is Glistening stamp set onto Whisper White card using Coastal Cabana ink.  I also stamped the tree trunk from the same stamp set using Gray Granite ink.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I attached a narrow strip of Silver Foil across the image panel.  I cut the snowflake from Poppy Parade card using a die from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies and attached over the stamped tree and the Silver Foil card.  I stamped “joy” from the Snow is Glistening stamp set onto Whisper White card using Gray Granite ink.  The greeting is punched out using the 1″ circle punch before attaching to a Coastal Cabana 1-1/8″ scalloped circle.  The greeting is attached to the centre of the snowflake.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped one of the greetings from the Snow is Glistening stamp set using Poppy Parade ink.

I really liked this card and wanted the ladies at my Beachmere class to be able to create it.  I pulled out the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper which was free in a recent promotion and found one of the Designer Series papers was just perfect for this card.  I still used Thick Whisper White for my base but embossed Shaded Spruce card and attached the Dashing Along Designer Series paper.  The tree image is stamped using Shaded Spruce ink and the snowflake is cut from Cherry Cobbler card.  I used Gold Foil card instead of Silver Foil on this card as well.  The tree trunk and “joy” are stamped using Gray Granite ink.  The greeting on the inside of the card is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.

I love both of these cards, but feel that the first card uses slightly non-traditional colours, while the second one is very traditional.  What do you think?

Remember the Snowflake Showcase product suite becomes available for purchase on the 1st November.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Birthday Jae

October 29, 2018

My granddaughter Jae is celebrating her 10th birthday today.  Happy Birthday Jae.  Jae loves cats and so I thought I would incorporate cats into her birthday card.  I created a Waterfall card using the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers.  However, I attached the front panel to scored and folded card.  I attached a piece of Lovely Lipstick Designer Series paper from the 2018-2020 In-colour 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to Whisper White card.  I attached a piece of Lovely Lipstick card across the panel using a couple of brads from my retired stash.  The waterfall mechanism is cut from Lovely Lipstick card.  I used the Foxy Friends stamp set to stamp the images onto the four panels of Whisper White card using Gray Granite and Basic Gray ink.  After attaching the images to the waterfall mechanism, I punched a hole in the end using my Crop-A-Dile and threaded a piece of Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon to make it easy to pull and flip the images over.   I stamped the greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Lovely Lipstick ink to decorate the inside of the card.  You can see how the images flip over when you pull on the ribbon in the pictures below.

 

I had a lot of fun making this card for Jae and I know that Jae will enjoy the cats and the fact that the card moves.  What about you, have you made one of these?  If not, give it a try, it’s not as hard as it looks.  Once again Happy Birthday Jae.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Mini Mudder

October 27, 2018

The school my youngest daughters children attend holds a Mini Mudder fundraiser each year and my husband and I attended recently to watch the event.  Each class is brought out and completes the course before the next class starts.  Ava, the youngest of the three, was first up.  Last year she wouldn’t even touch the mud, walking around the pits but this year she did get a little muddy.  Since the photos were not to great and I couldn’t get close ups, I decided to go with 4″ x 3″ photos for this layout.  I added a little Early Espresso re-inker to White Embossing Paste and spread it across the bottom right hand corner of 12″ x 12″ Whisper White card to represent the mud pits.  I am not sure if you can see just how much texture this adds.  I attached each of the photos to Early Espresso card before attaching to the page.  My journaling block was printed on the computer but I did use the Waterfront stamp set to add a little mud using Soft Suede ink and a few trees using Garden Green ink to the bottom of the panel.  I also stamped the date using the image from the Tabs for Everything stamp set.  The journaling block is also attached to Early Espresso card.  The title is cut from Early Espresso card using the retired Little Letters Thinlits Dies.

A simple page but one which will always remind me of Ava’s Mini Mudder run.

Bye for now,

Kris

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