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A Birthday Flower

May 13, 2017

This is a card that once more uses retiring product –  Falling in Love Designer Series paper.  Such pretty paper and I still have heaps left, so now is the time to use it up before all the new goodies arrive. I stamped the greeting from the Butterfly Basics stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of Whisper White card using Sweet Sugarplum ink and embossed the stamped card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder (I am so glad that this embossing folder is carrying over to the new catalogue.)I attached a strip of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of the embossed card.  I wrapped the card with some of the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon before attaching to scored and folded Sahara Sand card.  I stamped the flower stem from the Wild About Flowers stamp set onto Whisper White card using Always Artichoke ink.  I stamped the flower image onto the flower stem using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I cut the flower image using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and attached it to a scalloped oval cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I once more stamped the leaves and flowers onto the lower left hand side of Whisper White card.  I attached a narrow strip of Sahara Sand card behind one long edge of a strip of the same Falling in Love Designer Series Paper before attaching to the bottom edge of the stamped card.

This card is so soft and pretty.  I love it and I hope that my friend  loved it too.  Let me know what you think.

Bye the way I am making progress in trying to use up my designer series paper stash, slowly.  So thanks for coming along and sharing the journey with me.

Bye for now,

Kris

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May Memory Keeping

May 12, 2017

You will all already know that Stampin’ Up! will no longer carry Project Life as their contract with Becky Higgins has expired.  I am sad about this but know that the replacement will be equally awesome.  So for the last time using Project Life by Stampin’ Up! this is the page we will be making this month which uses the Hello Love Project Life Card Collection.  This collection is truly beautiful with all the lovely flowers.  The photo is from a cruise last year and the colours in the sunset matched perfectly with the flowers in this collection.  I did get a little carried with all the flowers and leaves, but I am so sad that the beautiful Botanical Blooms stamp set and co-ordinating Botanical Builder Framelits Dies are retiring and wanted to use them one last time.  I used Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach and Old Olive to cut the flowers and leaves and sponged the edges with the same or ink or in some cases, sponged Tangerine Tango ink onto a Peekaboo Peach flower.  I also added Basic Rhinestones to the centres of the flowers.  I stamped the leaves with the co-ordinating stamp after I cut them out using Old Olive ink.

It is a simple page, but I think quite pretty.  If you need more details on the class please check my Classes and Workshops page.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Noah’s Birthday

May 11, 2017

My grandson Noah celebrated his 10th birthday yesterday.  He is growing up so fast! He loves dinosaurs as does my other grandson, so I decided to use that as the theme for his card.  I also wanted to try a Pop Up and Twist card and with the help of some instructions of my friend Joyce and watching a video, I was able to create a card I am happy with.

The base of my card is A4 Thick Whisper White and I added a layer of Basic Black card to the front.  I stamped the dinosaur solid images from the No Bones About It stamp set onto the card front using Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped the skeleton image of the dinosaurs over the top using Soft Suede ink.  I stamped the foot print image across the card using Soft Suede ink.  I stamped the long leaf image onto the card front using Wild Wasabi, sometimes stamping without re-inking.  I stamped the medium leaf using Delightful Dijon ink and the small leaf using Pear Pizzazz ink.  Once everything was stamped, I sponged Crumb Cake ink across the foot prints and then used Pear Pizzazz ink to sponge over the leaves to fill in the gaps.  The stamped panel is attached to the Basic Black card.  Inside the card I used a couple of pieces of Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper to cover the mechanism to make the pop up but I left the bottom half of the lower panel free for me to write a message.

There are four panels on the inside of the card and each one is decorated similarly.  The two greetings from the No Bones About It stamp set were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The leaves were stamped around the greetings using Wild Wasabi, Delightful Dijon and Pear Pizzazz inks.  The edges are sponged using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The panels are attached to Basic Black card before being attached to the pop up.  The dinosaurs are stamped using Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink.  I stamped the large dots using Soft Suede ink and the small dots using Crumb Cake ink below the dinosaurs.  I stamped the leaves above the dinosaurs using the same colours as the other panels.  I sponged the edges of the bottom of the card using Crumb Cake ink and the edges of the top of the card using Pear Pizzazz ink.  These panels are also attached to Basic Black card before being attached to the pop up.

I wanted to add a small envelope with some money and didn’t want it to escape easily so I made a belly band to wrap around the card.  I used the same technique, stamping the footprints and the leaves and did some more sponging.  The stamped card is attached to Basic Black card.  To cover the join in the belly band I stamped the greeting from the Suite Sentiments stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out using one of the circle Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I attached the greeting to a Basic Black scalloped circle cut using one of the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.

I love how this card turned out.  It is very busy but I think it carries the theme of the dinosaurs living in thick vegetation.  Noah loved the card as well – his words “your clever Nanny”.  High praise indeed!

I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Blooms and Bliss Birthday

May 9, 2017

This is the card that got me using the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series paper.  I found it whilst cleaning out my paper stash and thought why haven’t I used this more, it is so pretty.  I have used a stamp set that will carry over to the new catalogue for which I am grateful because I love this flower.

I cut a square of Rich Razzleberry Designer Series Paper from the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper and attached it to Whisper White card.  I added a strip of the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series paper across the width of the card and wrapped the top with Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon.   The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Sahara Sand card.   I stamped the flower from the You’ve Got This stamp set onto Rich Razzleberry card and cut out the flower only.  I cut an oval from Whisper White card using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and attached the flower.  I stamped the greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set below the flower using Rich Razzleberry ink.  I attached the greeting oval to a Rich Razzleberry scalloped oval cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and then the card front using dimensionals.  I added three large Basic Rhinestones to the right hand side of the card.  To add a little more bling, I coloured the flower using the Clear Wink of Stella – so subtle but so pretty and perhaps a little hard for you to see.

To decorate the inside I attached a narrow strip of Sahara Sand card behind one long edge of the Rich Razzleberry Designer Series paper before attaching to the bottom of Whisper White card.

I love this card!  Wish I had used more of the designer series paper while it was still current.  Anyway, this card is destined for a special friend.  I hope she likes it.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Emerald Medallion

May 8, 2017

I wanted to create a card to demonstrate how easy it is to create a beautiful card using the Eastern Medallion Thinlit Dies to the ladies in my Beachmere Class.  I had rather a lot of Emerald Envy 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon in my stash and decided to do a monochromatic card using Whisper White and Emerald Envy.

I cut the medallion from the Whisper White card using the Eastern Medallion Thinlit Dies.  I embossed the bottom of the same piece of Whisper White using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder The greeting from the Eastern Beauty stamp set is stamped into the centre of the medallion using Emerald Envy ink.  I wrapped the top of the embossing with the Emerald Envy 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon and tied a knot.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Emerald Envy card.  To complete the card, medium Basic Rhinestones were added all around the inside edge of the medallion.

To decorate the inside, I attached a narrow strip of Emerald Envy card behind one long edge of Whisper White card embossed using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  The panel is attached to the bottom of Whisper White card.

Simple but oh so stunning!  I think it is the colour combination but I do love it.  What about you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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One more Eastern Palace Card

May 6, 2017

I have spent a reasonable amount of time playing with this beautiful product suite and I am really happy that I didn’t wait to buy it.  I think it is amazing the way the products all compliment each other.  Today’s card is based on a sketch I found on Pinterest.

I attached the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper to Very Vanilla card and added a golden edge to it using one of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers.  I stamped the greeting from the Eastern Beauty stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of the Very Vanilla card using Fresh Fig ink before attaching to scored and folded Dapper Denim card.  I cut the large medallion from Gold Foil card using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits.  The Medallion is attached to the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper using Glue Dots.  I attached one of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers to Fresh Fig card and cut it out using the two matching Eastern Medallion Thinlits.  I attached the Fresh Fig flower to the centre of the Gold Foil Medallion using Glue Dots.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped across the bottom of Very Vanilla card using two of the stamps in the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  One uses Lemon Lime Twist ink and the other Fresh Fig ink.  Isn’t that just gorgeous.  I am loving all the different ways I can use these smaller stamps.

I have to say I am completely blown away by how absolutely amazing all these products look together, even the stickers and I am not a sticker kind of girl.

Well, what do you think?  I think I am falling in love!

Bye for now,

Kris

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An Elegant Sketch

May 5, 2017

I found the sketch for this card on Pinterest – surprise, surprise!  I thought it would work well with the dies from the Eastern Palace Product Suite.

I embossed Very Vanilla card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and attached a strip of the Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper from the Eastern Elegance Specialty Designer Series Paper to the right hand side.  The embossed card is attached to scored and folded Dapper Denim card.  I love the combination of Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim, it is so vibrant.  I attached a Gold Metallic Foil Doily to the card front.  I attached a Very Vanilla circle punched using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch to a 2″ circle punched from of Berry Burst card and then to the centre of the Gold Doily.  I cut Dapper Denim card using a small circle die from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies and also a medium circle from the same dies.  These are attached to the card front, small one below and the large one above the Gold Doily.  I stamped “enjoy today” from the Eastern Beauty stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Dapper Denim ink and attached it to a circle of Berry Burst card cut using the smallest Layering Circles Die.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.   I cut the flower from Berry Burst card twice and then cut between the petals to make two flowers.  I curled the petals using my bone folder and attached the flower one on top of the other before attaching to the centre of the Very Vanilla circle using a dimensional.  Lastly I punched a 1/2″ circle from Gold Foil card and added it to the centre of the flower.

To decorate the inside of the card, I borrowed an idea shared on a demonstrator facebook group.  Unfortunately I have forgotten the demonstrator’s name but I am really thankful for the idea.  You simply stamp the flower and then stamp twice more, slightly offsetting each time.  I creates this gorgeous flower medallion.  My flower is stamped in Dapper Denim ink onto Very Vanilla card.

The more I use these products, the more I am loving them.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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