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Box of Sunshine

October 15, 2020

Yesterday in my Facebook Live, I shared the gorgeous Paper Pumpkin Kit which we are currently able to purchase – The Box of Sunshine. You get enough supplies in the Kit to create two cards each of four designs, a stamp set, Mini Black ink, sequins, glue dots & dimensionals. You also get enough die cut supplies to decorate the front of the box so that it can be gifted to someone special. After all that you still have lots of die cuts left over to get creative with. So today I am sharing two cards I made using up some of the left-over bits and pieces.

To create the backgrounds for today’s card, I used Fluid 100 Watercolour paper. I sprayed the watercolour paper with water and used the largest Water Painter to add Crushed Curry and Poppy Parade ink to one piece and Crushed Curry and Shaded Spruce to the other.

I let my paper dry over night and then trimmed each piece to fit on scored and folded Thick Whisper White card. For the Crushed Curry/Poppy Parade background, I added a large die cut piece of Black and White card. I also attached one sun die cut and one pineapple die cut to the card front.

I stamped “Sunshine” and “sending” from the supplied stamp set onto Whisper White card using Basic Black ink. I trimmed down the Whisper White card and punched one end using the Triple Banner Punch. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of this card, I attached one set of die cut leaves and one lemon die cut.

I also stamped another greeting from the supplied stamp set using Basic Black ink. For the Crushed Curry/Spruce card, I attached one pineapple die cut with a strip of the black and white card over the top.

I attached a second pineapple using dimensionals. I stamped the greeting from the supplied stamp set onto Whisper White using Basic Black ink. I trimmed down the card and punched both ends using the Triple Banner Punch before attaching the greeting to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a sun die cut and stamped another greeting from the supplied stamp set using Basic Black ink. I love the backgrounds on these cards, such a fun technique to play with and one I should use more often. I still have a few die cuts left from this kit so will share more cards soon.

Just so you can compare, here they are together. Pretty aren’t they?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Banded Birthday

October 13, 2020

Today’s card is kind of CASED from a tutorial that I bought from Connie & Mary. I decided to change it up a little and create an easel card. I embossed Whisper White card using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. The embossed card is attached to Mint Macaron card and then the Mint Macaron card base. I cut the large die from the Detailed Bands Dies from Flirty Flamingo card and attached it to the embossed Whisper White card. I cut the smaller die from the Detailed Bands Dies from Mint Macaron card and attached it to the Flirty Flamingo Die cut. I stamped the greeting from the Band Together stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out using the oval die from the Detailed Bands Dies. I attached the greeting to the centre of the die cuts using dimensionals.

I stamped the flowers and two sets of leaves from the Band Together stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the images using Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends and cut them out. The flowers and leaves are attached to the card front using Mini Dimensionals.

To create the piece that holds the easel in place, I attached a strip of Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Whisper White card using dimensionals.

Such a pretty card, thanks so much Connie and Mary for the inspiration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Gorgeous Birthday Wishes

October 12, 2020

Today’s card, once more, uses the really beautiful Gorgeous Posies stamp set. I can’t believe I waited so long to get this stamp set! I used a sketch challenge at Case This Sketch to create my card, although I did miss the challenge deadline. I stamped the flower from the Gorgeous Posies stamp set onto Whisper White card using Melon Mambo ink. I stamped the flower centre using Basic Gray ink. I stamped the leaf image around the flowers using Granny Apple Green ink. I also stamped the “dotted” image around the flowers and leaves using Daffodil Delight ink. I attached the panel to Basic Gray card and then Whisper White card which I had embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

I stamped the greeting from the Little Treats stamp set onto Whisper White card using Basic Gray ink and cut it out using one of the Ornate Frames Dies. I also cut the co-ordinating layer from Basic Gray card using the Ornate Frames Dies and attached the greeting.

I punched a hole in one end of the greeting panel using my Crop-A-Dile. I threaded Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon through the hole. I attached the greeting to the stamped panel and attached the ends of the Ribbon to the back of the embossed card. I used another piece of the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to tie a knot around the previously attached ribbon. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Basic Gray card. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Gorgeous Posies stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card. I stamped the flower centre using Basic Gray ink and a couple of leaves using Granny Apple Green ink. This is such a pretty card, don’t you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Then & Now

October 10, 2020

My Mum and Dad celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary this year and I wanted to show them as they were on their Wedding Day and now after 66 years. I think they still look pretty good! I attached my photos to Basic Black card and attached them to a Whisper White 12″ x 12″ page. I cut two pieces of Whisper White card 3″ x 4″ and attached them to Basic Black card.

I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful World stamp set onto one panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink before attaching the panels to the page. I cut all the letters for the titles from Basic Black card using the Playful Alphabet Dies. The two hearts were cut from Blushing Bride card using the Be Mine Stitched Dies. I sponged around the edges of the largest heart using Blushing Bride ink before attaching it to the page. I attached all the titles and then hand wrote the dates using the now retired Journaling Pen. Very simple page (just my style) but I love how it turned out. It makes me feel really good when I document photos like these because I know my Grandchildren love looking at them.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Awesome Birthday

October 9, 2020

Today’s card is inspired by the many cards on Pinterest using the Stitched Stars Dies. I began by stamping the greeting from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of Whisper White card using Pacific Point card. I embossed Whisper White card using one of the Greenery Embossing Folders and attached a narrow strip of Coastal Cabana card behind the right hand edge. The embossed panel is attached to the left hand side of the stamped Whisper White card.

I cut one large and one medium star from Pacific Point card using the Stitched Stars Dies. I cut one mediums star from Coastal Cabana card and then cut the small star from the centre.

I attached the medium Coastal Cabana star to the centre of the large Pacific Point star before attaching them to the card front using dimensionals. I added the medium Pacific Point star and the small Coastal Cabana star around the larger stars. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Pacific Point ink. I cut one medium and one small star from Pacific Point card and one medium star from Coastal Cabana card using the Stitched Stars Dies. The stars are attached around the greeting. Such a simple card but one that I love. What about you, what do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Gorgeous Posies

October 8, 2020

Yesterday on my Facebook Live, I shared the beautiful Gorgeous Posies Project Kit which is on page 8 of your Annual Catalogue.  This project kit gets my seal of approval on the colours alone!  Today I am sharing a card I made with the Gorgeous Posies stamp set which is the one you need to complete the cards in the project kit.  This stamp set has Distinktive style stamps to give great definition without much fuss.  I stamped the flower from the Gorgeous Posies stamp st a number of times onto Whisper White card using Highland Heather ink.  I stamped the flower centre using Gorgeous Grape ink and the detailed flower centre using Rich Razzleberry ink. I stamped the solid leaf from the Gorgeous Posies stamp set several times using Soft Sea Foam ink.  I stamped the detailed leaf using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I also stamped the “dotted” image from the Gorgeous Posies stamp set randomly several times using So Saffron ink. I stamped the greeting from the Gorgeous Posies stamp set using Gorgeous Grape ink before attaching the stamped panel to scored and folded Gorgeous Grape card.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the flower from the Gorgeous Posies stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Highland Heather ink.  I stamped the flower centres using Gorgeous Grape and Rich Razzelberry ink.  I added a couple of leaves stamped using Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizzazz ink and also the dotted image using So Saffron ink.

Such a pretty card and so easy to create with the gorgeous images in this stamp set.  I am sure you will see me using this set lots more.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Birthday

October 6, 2020

Today’s card uses the So Much Happy bundle from the Annual Catalogue. I began by cutting Whisper White card with the “happy” die from the Happy Dies. I embossed the section above the die cut happy using one of the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders. I attached the die cut and embossed panels to Granny Apple Green card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.

I stamped the solid balloon from the So Much Happy stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Mango Melody ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Happy Die. I stamped the starry balloon image onto scrap Whisper White card using Daffodil Delight ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Happy Die.

I stamped the striped balloon image from the So Much Happy stamp set onto scrap Whisper White card using Granny Apple Green ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Happy Die. I attached the three balloons to the top right hand side of the embossed card. I cut “birthday” from Granny Apple Green card using the Well Written Dies and attached it below the die cut “happy”. I also cut the small bow from Granny Apple Green card using the Happy Dies and attached it to the striped balloon. To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped “Let’s Celebrate You” from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set using Granny Apple Green card. I also stamped the star image from the So Much Happy stamp set three times using Daffodil Delight ink.

I love the finished result, don’t you. I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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To you and Yours

October 5, 2020

This is another Christmas card I made using the Festive Post stamp set.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Woodland Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Early Espresso card.  I punched a piece of the ‘Tis the Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper twice using the Postage Stamp Punch.  I stamped the deer image from the Festive Post stamp set onto Whisper White card using Early Espresso ink and punched it out using the Postage Stamp Punch.  I also stamped the striped image from the Festive Post stamp set onto Whisper White card using Real Red ink.  I attached each of the punched pieces to Early Espresso card before attaching the panel to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Festive Post stamp set onto Whisper White card using Early Espresso ink and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. I trimmed the right hand edge and re-inserted it into the punch to create a “v” on the left hand edge and attached it to the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the striped image from the Festive Post stamp set onto Whisper White card using Real Red ink.  I stamped the circle greeting from the Festive Post stamp set onto scrap Whisper White using Real Red ink.  I punched out the greeting using the retired 3/4″ Circle Punch.  I attached the greeting to a circle of Early Espresso card punched using the retired 1″ Circle Punch before attaching it to the centre of the stamped image.

I am having lots of fun playing with the Festive Post stamp set and I am sure I will have more examples to share with you in the future.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Flower Girl

October 3, 2020

Today’s page shows off some photos of my Mum being a Flower Girl back in 1941 or 1942.  I used one of the Basic Pattern Masks to add Early Espresso ink to a piece of Early Espresso card.  I didn’t want it to be uniform so I just sponged on some ink and moved around the mask to get a kind of faded out pattern.  I attached the Early Espresso card to a Whisper White 12″ x 12″ page.  I embossed a strip of Smoky Slate card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and attached it across the page.  I attached the two 3″ x 4″ photos to the embossed card before attaching the main photo which is mounted on Crumb Cake card.  I cut the title from Crumb Cake card and attached it to the page above the two smaller photos.  I stamped one leaf from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Whisper White card using Mossy meadow ink.  I stamped two of another of the leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink.  I also stamped two of the floral images from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Whisper White card using Merry Merlot ink.  I cut out the leaves and flowers using the co-ordinating Forever Flourishing Dies.  I attached the leaves and flowers to the left hand side of the main photo.  I tied a bow in a length of some of the Very Vanilla open weave ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and attached it over the ends of the bouquet.  I created the journaling on the computer and printed it onto Whisper White card which I cut into strips to add to the page.

I cannot begin to describe how happy I am with this page.  Such a beautiful photo of my Mum.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Sunday Stamps Sketch 240

October 2, 2020

Today’s card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps this week.  I embossed Whisper White card using one of the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder.  I attached a piece of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper to the right hand side of the embossed card.  I attached a strip of Copper Foil card across the panel and attached the panel to another piece of Copper Foil card.  The whole piece is attached to scored and folded Night of Navy card.  I stamped the baubles from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink. I coloured each of the baubles using the Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend and punched them out using the co-ordinating Gleaming Ornament punch.  I also stamped the holly image from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink and coloured the image using Old Olive and Real Red Stampin’ Blends. I cut Whisper White card using the Layering Circle Dies and Copper Foil card using the same dies.  I attached the baubles and the holly to the Whisper White circle and then the scalloped Copper Foil circle.  The panel is attached to the card using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set onto Whisper White card using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled the image with retired Copper Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I cut around the greeting and attached it to the Designer Series Paper panel.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a narrow strip of Copper Foil card behind one long edge of the same Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper panel is attached across the bottom of Whisper White card.

I love this card, so thanks Sunday Stamps for giving me an excuse to break out this paper!

Bye for now,

Kris

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