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July 25, 2020

I was lucky enough to spend a few days away with my Mum and Dad recently.  Ron and I took our van and Mum and Dad had a cabin.  We had a great time and I am feeling very lucky that I still have them in my life.  We had lovely sunny days and even did some fishing.  So I thought I would create a couple of pages with photos from our trip.  I used Whisper White 12″ x 12″ Card as the base of each page. I created my journaling blocks on the computer and printed them onto Whisper White card. I attached the photos and journaling blocks to Night of Navy card before attaching them to the Whisper White page.  The title is cut from Night of Navy card using the Playful Alphabet Dies.  I love that we have a smaller alphabet in the Annual Catalogue, it’s the perfect size for Memory Keeping.  I also stamped a greeting from the Well Said stamp set onto the bottom of the journaling block on the first page.  I cut happy from Night of Navy card and day from Whisper White card using the Well Written Dies before attaching them to the journaling block of the second page.  There is no die for day so it is cut from “birthday”.

I love these pages and will always treasure the memories.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Another Triangle Birthday

July 24, 2020

This is the second card I created for last week’s Facebook Live.  I cut Misty Moonlight 6″ x 6″ In-Colour Designer Series Paper using one of the dies from the Stitched Triangle Dies to create five triangles from one side of the paper and three triangles from the reverse side of the Designer Series Paper.  I also cut one triangle using a larger die from the Stitched Triangle Dies. I attached the triangles to the left hand side of a piece of Whisper White card, attaching the larger triangle using dimensionals.  I attached the Whisper White card to Misty Moonlight card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set onto Whisper White card using Misty Moonlight ink and cut it out using a smaller die from the Stitched Triangle dies.  I attached the greeting to the larger triangle.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped a greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set using Misty Moonlight ink.

I am really happy with the way this card turned out, what do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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The Right Triangle

July 23, 2020

Yesterday I shared The Right Triangle bundle on my Facebook Live.  For those of you who don’t visit my Facebook page today I am sharing one of the cards I showcased.  I really love this bundle but apart from a couple of Memory Keeping pages, I was struggling with ways to use it for my cards, but finally created a couple that make me happy.

I used the largest triangle image from The Right Triangle stamp set, which I stamped using my Stamparatus onto the upper left and lower right hand corners of Whisper White card using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I attached the stamped card to Flirty Flamingo card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I punched a balloon from Flirty Flamingo card using the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I stamped one of the small fill images from The Right Triangle stamp set all over the punched piece and attached a length of Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the back of the image.  I attached the balloon to the card front using dimensionals and with one mini dimensional to hold the end of the twine in place.  I cut an oval from Whisper White card and a scalloped oval from Flirty Flamingo card using the Layering Ovals Dies. I stamped “birthday” from the Well Said stamp set onto the Whisper White oval using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I cut  “happy” from Flirty Flamingo card using the Well Written Dies.  I attached the “happy” to the Whisper White oval before attaching the whole piece to the Flirty Flamingo scalloped oval.  The panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals, making sure to cover the end of the Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the same image from The Right Triangle stamp set onto Whisper White card using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I used one of the Stitched Triangle Dies to cut three triangles from the striped image.  I also cut four triangles from Whisper White card.  I attached the triangles to a strip of Flirty Flamingo card, trimmed any excess and attached the panel across the bottom of Whisper White card.

I loved it so much, I created another one using Bermuda Bay ink and A4 card!  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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A Christmas Easel Card

July 21, 2020

I have been neglecting creating Fancy Fold cards of late and I mentioned an Easel Card in my Beachmere classes and everyone seemed keen to create one.  So I thought I would start on my Christmas cards at the same time.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue.  Such a pretty folder!   I stamped the tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink. I cut out the tree image using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I also cut a rectangle from Old Olive card using the same dies.  I layered the rectangles and then attached them to the embossed Whisper White card.  The whole panel is attached to the Thick Whisper White card base.  I stamped the greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink.  The greeting is cut out using one of the Rectangle Stitched Dies and attached to a rectangle cut from Old Olive card using the same dies.  The greeting is attached to the inside of the card so that the easel panel will sit up. To finish off the tree I added some Red Rhinestones and a Star Designer Element to the tree.

Pretty simple but that embossing folder adds a whole lot of wow!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Freshly Made Sketch #443

July 20, 2020

Here I am again with a card I made using the sketch challenge at Freshly Made which unfortunately I didn’t get made to meet the challenge deadline.  In any case I love the sketch and  I wanted to share my creation with you.  I began by cutting a piece of Coastal Cabana card diagonally into four pieces.  I attached two pieces to one piece of Whisper White card and embossed the panel using the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder.  The panel is attached to scored and folded Night of Navy card.  I cut an oval from Whisper White card and stamped the boat image from the Sailing Home stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut a mask for the boat from a post-it-note and covered the stamped image. I also masked the whole panel in line with the top of the water on the boat image.  I sponged the area below the boat using Bermuda Bay ink.  I removed the post-it-note and replaced it so that it covered the sponged area. I sponged the rest of the oval lightly using Coastal Cabana ink.  I removed all of the masks and stamped the bird image from the Sailing Home stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the boat using the Dark Poppy Parade and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I attached the image panel to a scalloped oval cut from Night of Navy card and then the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I embossed a piece of Coastal Cabana card using the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to the bottom of Whisper White card.  I stamped the boat image from the Sailing Home stamp set onto the left hand side of the Whisper White card just above the embossed panel.  I coloured the boat image using the Dark Poppy Parade and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

When I cut the initial piece of Coastal Cabana card I was left with two more pieces which I used to create another similar card.  I love them both together don’t you?  So although I didn’t make the challenge thanks Freshly Made for the inspiration.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Wonderful Christmas

July 18, 2020

Today’s page shows off a couple of photos from my Abigails first Christmas – I think she was just over one week old, so I am pretty sure she has no recollection of this one!  The photos show Sarah holding Abigail, with her Dad and his mother in the top photo and my Mum and Dad with Abigail in the bottom photo.   I am excited to reveal that the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley has carried over to the August to December 2020 Mini Catalogue.  These photos gave me the perfect opportunity to use this beautiful Product Medley.  I attached two pieces of the Most Wonderful Time 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper across the centre of a 12″ x 12″ Whisper White page.  I cut another piece of the Designer Series Paper in half and attached the pieces across the bottom of the page.  I attached the photos to Basic Black card and attached them to the right hand side of the page.  I created the journaling on the computer and printed it onto Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Most Wonderful Time stamp set onto the bottom of the card using Real Red ink.  I stamped the large tree from the Most Wonderful Time stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink.  I also stamped the present image twice onto Whisper White card using Real Red ink.  I stamped the ribbon image onto the parcels using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut the tree and the present images using the co-ordinating Most Wonderful Time Dies.  I attached the tree and the present images to the journaling block and added a Gold Faceted Star (also part of the medley) to the top of the tree.  I attached the journaling to Basic Black card and then the left hand side of the page.  I cut the “Merry” and “Christmas” from Basic Black card using the retired Merry Christmas Dies.

What fun it was to make this page using The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  Did you know that once you have used all the paper and embellishments you can purchase a refill kit so you can continue creating with your stamp set and dies!

Bye for now,

 

Kris

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A little bit of fun

July 17, 2020

The image panel of this card is one that grew from an idea I had, but, of course, my idea changed course while I was creating.  I began by stamped the tree trunk image from the Winter Woods stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cinnamon Cider ink.  I used a piece that I could cut down, so I could use some of the panel for the inside of the card.  I attached the largest piece of stamped card to the bottom of Whisper White card and wrapped the top using the Braided Linen Trim.  The panel is attached to scored and folded Cinnamon Cider card.  I stamped the car image from the Geared Up Garage stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cinnamon Cider ink. I masked across the panel and the card using post-it-notes.  I stamped the tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set across the panel using Just Jade ink.  With the masks still in place, I sponged some Just Jade ink onto the lower portion of the exposed card and Pool Party ink onto the top portion of the exposed card.  I removed the post-it-notes across the panel and replaced them so that they covered the tree portion of the panel.  I sponged some Cinnamon Cider ink across the Whisper White card and also a little Just Jade ink.  I cut the panel using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and attached it to a Cinnamon Cider stitched rectangle cut using the same dies.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cinnamon Cider ink and cut it out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I attached the greeting onto the bottom of the stamped panel.

I attached the remaining piece of Whisper White card stamped with the tree trunk image onto the bottom of Whisper White card and wrapped the top of the stamped panel with the Braided Linen Trim.

I really love this card, it kind of looks like a painting on the wall, don’t you think!

Bye for now,

Kris

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Thank You

July 16, 2020

I had occasion to send a couple of Thank You cards recently and thought I would share the card I made with you today.  These cards were made using the Four Season Floral stamp set in the beginner catalogue which I have co-ordinated with other product.  I began by embossing Whisper White card using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  I attached a strip of the Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the embossed card.  I wrapped the top of the Designer Series Paper with the Magenta Madness 1/4″ In-colour Ribbon before attaching the panel to scored and folded Just Jade card.  I cut Whisper White card using the Layering Square Dies and stamped the greeting from the Four Seasons Floral stamp set using the Just Jade Stampin’ Spot.  I stamped the floral image from the Four Seasons Floral stamp set using the Just Jade Stampin’ Spot.   I coloured the leaves only using the Light and Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blends.  I also stamped the same image onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and  coloured the flowers only using the Light and Dark Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the flowers and attached it over the previously stamped image using dimensionals.  I cut a scalloped square from Just Jade card and attached the image panel before attaching to the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a narrow strip of Magenta Madness card behind one long edge of Whisper White card embossed  using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  I attached the panel to the bottom of Whisper White card and stamped the floral image once more on the left hand side just above the embossed card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using the Light and Dark Magenta Madness and Light and Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blends.

I am loving finding ways to step up cards using the Four Seasons Floral stamp set from the beginner catalogue.  Investing in the Four Seasons Floral Bundle in the Beginner’s catalogue and then progressing onto the co-ordinating products in the Flowers for Every Season Product Bundle is a great way to build up a supply of co-ordinating products without breaking the bank.  If you are new to stamping and don’t have a demonstrator contact me so that I can get the Beginners Catalogue to you and you can begin your new adventure.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Just Add Ink #512

July 15, 2020

Today I am sharing some cards I made using the Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge 512.  Unfortunately I didn’t meet the deadline to join the challenge but loved the sketch anyway.  I decided to cut up Gray Granite, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card to create the basis of the sketch.  Once I cut the pieces, I attached one piece in each colour to Basic Black card.  I cut the panel using the largest Stitched Rectangle Die.  I embossed the panel using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder before attached it to scored and folded Basic Black card.  I cut an oval from Very Vanilla card using the Layering Ovals Dies and stamped the car image from the Geared Up Garage stamp set onto the oval using Gray Granite ink.  I coloured the card using the Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blend.  I cut a mask from a post-it-note and covered the car image.  I stamped the “smoke” image from the Geared Up Garage stamp set using Mossy Meadow ink which I stamped onto scrap paper first. I used a sponge to add a little Pool Party ink to the sky area.  I cut a scalloped oval from Basic Black card using the Layering Ovals Dies and after removing the mask attached the stamped oval.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.   I stamped the greeting from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out using the label die from the All Dressed Up Dies.  I attached the greeting to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the “smoke” image from the Geared Up Garage stamp set twice over the greeting using Mossy Meadow ink which I had stamped onto scrap paper first.

What a fun layout to play with!   Thanks so much Just Add Ink.  It’s a kind of three for one project, because you have to cut three pieces from each colour, so, of course, I had to make two more cards.   I have all kinds of ideas floating around in my head now to use this sketch again.

Bye for now,

Kris

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My First Christmas Card

July 14, 2020

for this year.  A PDF copy of the 2020 August to December Mini Catalogue is now available on the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website.  It is truly lovely and I know you will love it when you see it, but it got me thinking about Christmas and what items I already have which I can use for Christmas and since I was already playing with the Birds & Branches Bundle, this card was born.  I began by stamping the tree trunk image from the Winter Woods stamp set onto Crumb Cake card using Early Espresso ink.  I sponged the edges of the stamped card using Crumb Cake ink and attached it to the bottom of Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Winter Woods stamp set onto the top right hand corner of the Whisper White card using Cherry Cobbler ink.  I coloured a length of Silver 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon using the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and wrapped it over the ends of the stamped Crumb Cake card.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Cherry Cobbler Card.  I cut Shaded Spruce card using the die from the Birds & More Dies and then cut around it using the largest circle from the Layering Circle Dies.  I also cut Whisper White card using the same circle and attached the Shaded Spruce die cut on top.  I punched Cherry Cobbler card using the largest circle from my retired Crop-A-Dile and attached them over the circles on the Shaded Spruce die cut.  I stamped the flower from the Birds & Branches stamp set three times onto Whisper White card using Cherry Cobbler ink.  I cut out the flowers using the co-ordinating Birds & More Die and attached the flowers over the leaves on the Shaded Spruce Die Cut.  I stamped the solid bird image from the Birds & Branches stamp set onto Whisper White card using Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped the detailed bird image over the top using Cherry Cobbler ink.  I cut out the bird using the co-ordinating Birds & More Die and attached it to the circle die cut.  I attached the image panel to the left hand side of the card front using dimensionals.  Lastly I added some Basic Rhinestones to the flower centres.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the tree trunk image from the Winter Woods stamp set onto a narrow strip of Crumb Cake card using Early Espresso ink.  I sponged the edges of the stamped card using Crumb Cake ink and attached it to the bottom of Whisper White card.  I stamped the solid bird image from the Birds & Branches stamp set using Crumb Cake ink and stamped the detailed image over the top using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The bird is cut out using the co-ordinating Birds & More Die and attached to the inside panel just above the Crumb Cake.

I am kind of on the fence about this one.  What about you?  Do you like it?  Or is it a complete fail?  Let me know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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