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Beautiful Congratulations

May 17, 2018

Today I am sharing a card made using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and the matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies (these are available in the new Annual Catalogue but the bundle retires on the 31st May along with the 10% discount).  I must admit that I have had my eye on all the gorgeous creations using this card for a while but only gave in and bought the bundle when I knew it would be carrying over to the new catalogue.  I have also used a couple of the new colours that will be joining the Brights Family with the new catalogue release.  To begin I embossed Whisper White card using the Layering Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Mango Melody card (pretty isn’t it?).  I stamped the stem image onto Whisper White card using Granny Apple Green ink (another newbe and so pretty).  I stamped three different flowers using three different inks – Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo.  The flower centres are stamped using Early Espresso ink.  Each of the flowers are cut out using the matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies.  The Flirty Flamingo Flowers are attached flat onto the Whisper White card and all of the other flowers are attached using Mini Dimensionals.  I cut the bow from Mango Melody card and attached it over the flower stem.  The image panel is attached to Mango Melody card and then the card front using dimensionals I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto a narrow strip of Whisper White card using Granny Apple Green ink.  The greeting is attached to a strip of Mango Melody card and then the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the stem image three times onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Granny Apple Green ink.  I stamped each of the flowers once more and cut them out using the matching framelit.  The flowers are attached over the ends of the flower stems.

I love the way the colours in the new Brights collection work together, bright and pretty but not too bright.  My favourite new colour (well for today anyway) is Mango Melody, what about you, are you looking forward to the colour refresh?  You will love it.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Fab Friday Challenge 137

May 15, 2018

Today’s card uses the sketch for the Fab Friday challenge but is also inspired by a card in the New Annual Catalogue.  I bought the Apron of Love stamp set and Apron Builder Framelits Dies quite a while ago and this is the first time they have been out of the box.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Grapefruit Grove card.  I stamped the flower stem image from the Apron of Love stamp set across Whisper White card using Call Me Clover ink.  I stamped the flower tops using Pineapple Punch ink.  I stamped the greeting from the same stamp set using Call Me Clover ink.  I punched a strip of Grapefruit Grove card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it below the stamped flower stems.  I attached a narrow strip of Grapefruit Grove behind the top of the stamped Whisper White card.  The stamped panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I used the die from the Apron Builder Framelits Dies to cut the larger flowers from Grapefruit Grove card.  They are attached over the stamped images using a little Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a narrow strip of Grapefruit Grove card behind one long edge of a strip of Whisper White card embossed using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.

Such a simple card but ever so pretty.  I have to say the new in-colours are just gorgeous and I am sure will be a big hit with you too.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Freshly Made 336

May 14, 2018

Today I am sharing with you a card I made using the Freshly Made Sketch challenge for this week.   I attached a piece of True Gentleman Designer Series paper to Whisper White card and then to scored and folded Night of Navy card.  I used Balmy Blue ink (one of the new colours to be added to the colour spectrum with the release of the new Annual Catalogue) to sponge colour all over Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Lift Me Up stamp set onto the sponged Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink.  I attached the sponged Whisper White card to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the large balloon from the Lift Me Up stamp set twice onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink and cut out the images using the matching Up and Away Thinlits Die.  I stamped one small balloon from the same stamp set onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink and cut it out using the matching Up and Away Thinlits Die.  I stamped two large and one small clouds from the same stamp set onto Whisper White card using Smoky Slate ink and cut them out using the matching Up and Away Thinlits Dies.  I attached one small and only large balloon onto the card front using snail and the second large balloon using dimensionals I attached the small cloud and the large cloud on the right using dimensionals.  The partial cloud on the left is attached flat to the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I sponged a little Balmy Blue ink onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card.  I stamped one small balloon using Night of Navy ink and two small clouds using Smoky Slate ink onto Whisper White card.  The balloon and clouds are cut out using the matching Up and Away Thinlits Dies before attaching over the sponged area on the Whisper White card.

I love this card, don’t you.  I am so glad that this stamp set is carrying over to the next Annual Catalogue.

Bye for now,

Kris

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You can find the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper here.

 

Grandparents

May 12, 2018

Today my Memory Keeping page shows off a photo of my Dad’s parents.  Unfortunately I don’t know when or where this photo was taken but I don’t have many photos of them together so I wanted to record this one.  I used one of the  Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Shimmery White Embossing Paste to randomly decorate the 12″ x 12″ Whisper White page.  The background is created by attaching strips of the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper across the width of the page. (This paper is on the retiring list but still available at the moment, so don’t delay if you need this designer series paper.)  I cut pieces of Dapper Denim, Berry Burst and Old Olive card and punched one short end using the Triple Banner Punch.  I attached the photo to Dapper Denim card and attached the banners to the back of the Dapper Denim card before attaching the panel to the page using dimensionals.  I cut the title from Dapper Denim card using the Little Letters Thinlits Dies (retired).  I printed my journalling onto Whisper White card and cut it into strips.  The journalling is attached to Dapper Denim card and then the page.  A simple page but one that captures a memory for me as well as my grandchildren.  I tried to show off the shimmer in this embossing paste but it is very hard to capture in a photo.

Bye for now,

Kris

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I don’t have an icon for the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper but you can view it here.

 

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 291

May 11, 2018

I had a little play with one of the stamp sets I purchased on my demonstrator pre-order for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue using the sketch challenge at Paper Craft Crew.  The stamp set is called Varied Vases and will be available to purchase either alone or as a bundle with the Vases Builder Punch.  I stamped the greeting from the Varied Vases stampset onto Whisper White card using Lovely Lipstick ink.  The stamped Whisper White card is embossed using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and attached to scored and folded Lovely Lipstick card.  I cut a narrow strip of Lovely Lipstick card and cut each end on the diagonal before attaching to the card front.  I stamped the scalloped outline onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then stamped the fill image using Lovely Lipstick ink.  I stamped the outline for each of the vases using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the fill image using Blueberry Bushel ink which I had stamped onto scrap paper first.   I stamped the outline images for the flower on the left and the one on the right using Memento Tuxedo Black in.  The stem in the central vase is stamped using Call Me Clover ink.  I also stamped two leaves onto the stem using the same ink.  The flower fill image on the left is stamped in Grapefruit Grove and the flower fill image on the right in Blueberry Bushel.  I stamped the outline flower in the centre using Lovely Lipstick ink and the fill image using the same ink which I stamped onto scrap paper first.  The images were cut out using one of the squares from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and attached to a Lovely Lipstick scalloped square cut using the same dies.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a narrow strip of Lovely Lipstick ink behind one long edge of Whisper White card embossed using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.   The panel is attached to Whisper White card onto which I had stamped another of the greetings from the Varied Vases stamp set.   I am sure this is going to be a firm favourite with everyone, there are just so many gorgeous things you can do with the images in this set.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Goodbye Picture Perfect

May 10, 2018

This is the third card design to use up my stash of Picture Perfect 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  This time I trimmed down the 3″ x 6″ pieces to 5cm  x 14.3cm and attached it to Peekaboo Peach card.  The panel is attached to Whisper White card and then scored and folded Peekaboo Peach card.  I stamped the greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Peekaboo Peach ink and cut it out using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Ovals Framelits Dies.   The greeting is attached to a Peekaboo Peach scalloped oval cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  The greeting panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  The piece of Designer Series Paper I trimmed off is attached across the bottom of Whisper White card.  The panel is attached inside the card base.  Because this paper is so pretty and has lots of colour in it, I created the same card using Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black.

So another simple card design and I am slowly whittling down the pieces from the Picture Perfect 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  So far I have created 42 cards using these three designs and I really only have a small amount of the paper stack left.   I hope you have been busy creating and using up your Designer Series Paper because it is only a little over three weeks and you will be able to choose from a whole new range of lovely Designer Series Paper.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Another Picture Perfect Card

May 8, 2018

This is the second design I came up with to use up the Picture Perfect 6″ x 6″ Designer Series paper I have been hoarding since I bought it.  This design uses two patterns of the 3″ x 6″ pieces of Designer Series Paper.  I don’t know about you but when I get this gorgeous paper with the photograph images on one side, I kind of don’t know what to do with it.  Well once you cut it in half, it becomes a little easier to cut it again.  Each of these pieces of Designer Series Paper is trimmed to 2-1/4″ x 12.5cm (sorry, my brain just works better if I work it out in inches and centimetres!).  I attached them on the diagonal to Whisper White card and then to scored and folded Berry Burst card.  I took the base card colour from the patterned piece not the candle piece of designer series paper.  I stamped the greeting from the  Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Berry Burst ink.  I cut out the greeting using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I attached the greeting to a Berry Burst scalloped oval cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and then to the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside of the card, I took the piece I cut from the Berry Burst Designer Series Paper and attached it down the left hand side of Whisper White card.  I also created cards in Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay.  I used different pieces of Designer Series paper to co-ordinate the colours with the base card.  I might have to have a look and see if I can make this one in some more colours.  Again, I hope I am inspiring you to cut into your Designer Series paper stash and create some cards.

Bye for now,

Kris

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