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Collect Beautiful Moments

January 10, 2020

Today’s card features the Beautiful Moments stamp set, a new stamp set from the 2020 Handmade For You Mini Catalogue.  This is such a lovely stamp set, created to mark the $1,000,000.00 sales milestone for Jacque Williams, a New Zealand demonstrator.  The card I am sharing with you today is one of three that I made when I had my first “play” with this set.  I began by embossing Whisper White card using the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder before attaching it to Balmy Blue card.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card. I stamped the image from the Beautiful Moments stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using Highland Heather, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pool Party, Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the image using the Layering Ovals Dies and stamped a couple of birds from the Beautiful Moments stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached the image panel to the card front.  I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Moments stamp set onto Whisper White card using Pool Party ink and cut it out using the Layering Ovals Dies. I attached the greeting to a Pool Party scalloped oval cut using the same dies.  The greeting is attached to the card front below the image panel.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the small flower image from the Beautiful Moments stamp set several times onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using Balmy Blue, Pool Party and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

I love how pretty this looks, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Clubhouse Birthday

January 9, 2020

Today’s card is another I created using product from the Country Club Product Suite in the 2020 Handmade for you Mini Catalogue.  I began by adding two strips of the Country Club Designer Series Paper to the right hand side of Whisper White card.  The Whisper White panel is attached to scored and folded Night of Navy card.  I stamped the “golfer” image from the Clubhouse stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Ivory and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the image using the co-ordinating Golf Club Die.  I attached the image to Whisper White card cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I attached the Whisper White rectangle to a Night of Navy rectangle cut using the same dies.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionalsI stamped “happy birthday” from the Clubhouse stamp set onto Whisper White card using Night of Navy ink.  I cut out the greeting using the banner from the Gold Club Dies.  The greeting is attached to the card front with a mini dimensional under the right hand side.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another greeting from the Clubhouse stamp set using Night of Navy ink.  I attached a narrow strip of the Country Club Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the stamped Whisper White panel.

I love this card, such a great one to have for the guys, especially the golfer in your life.  What do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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From a Friend

January 8, 2020

I don’t usually post on Wednesday but I received a gorgeous card from my friend and downline Jenny Habraken yesterday which I wanted to share with you.   I joined in on a competition she had on her facebook page and this was my prize.  I am beyond delighted!   The card uses the beautiful Peaceful Poppies product suite.  I love the colours and the way she has added the Designer Series paper to the card, including using it on the die cut leaves.  Thank you so much Jenny for my lovely prize.  Visit Jenny’s page to find out more of what she has on offer.

If you love this card as much as I do, take another look at this beautiful product site which can be found on page 24 of the 2020 Handmade For You Mini Catalogue.  Don’t forget, its Sale-a-Bration time, so for every $90.00 you spend, you can select a FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.   Don’t have a demonstrator and want to get hold of these catalogues, contact me so that we can organise to get you one.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

Avid Thoughtful Blooms

January 7, 2020

Today’s card doesn’t share the same layout as the Simple and Casual stamper cards I shared with you last week but it does use the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set which you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration.  For this card I embossed Flirty Flamingo card using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder which is part of the Parisian Blossoms Product Suite in the 2020 Handmade for You Mini Catalogue.  I attached the embossed card to Whisper White card before wrapping the top of the embossed card using Silver 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Granny Apple Green card.  I stamped the leaf image from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Granny Apple Green ink. I stamped the large solid flower into the centre of the leaf image using Petal Pink ink.  I stamped the detailed flower over the top using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I also stamped the small flower using Flirty Flamingo ink.  The image is cut out using one of the circles from the Layering Circles Dies and attached to a Flirty Flamingo scalloped circle cut using the same dies.  I attached the image panel to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Flirty Flamingo ink.  The greeting is cut out using one of the Ornate Frames Dies and attached to the embossed card. I am so happy that these Ornate Frames Dies are going to be around for a while, I just love them.

To decorate the inside of the card, I embossed a piece of Flirty Flamingo card using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to the bottom of Whisper White card and wrapped the top of the embossed card using the Silver 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon.  I stamped the border image from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set across the top of the Whisper White card using Granny Apple green ink.  As you can see, this card requires quite a lot of product, something the Avid Stamper certainly has.

 

Which one is your style?  I’d love to know.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Lily Pad Birthday

January 6, 2020

The card I am sharing with you today, I made for my Mum to celebrate her recent birthday.  I used the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set which is FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.  I punched one end of a strip of Gorgeous Grape card using the Triple Banner Punch and attached it to Whisper White card.  I embossed the panel using the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder which can be found in the 2020 Handmade for You Mini Catalogue.  I attached the embossed card to scored and folded Gorgeous Grape card.  I stamped the lily image from the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends and cut it out using the co-ordinating Lily Pad Dies (which is also FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order). I stamped the single leaf from the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  The leaves also have a co-ordinating die in the Lily Pad Dies.  I cut a circle from Whisper White card using the Layering Circle Dies and attached it to a Gorgeous Grape scalloped circle cut using the same Dies.  I attached the leaves to the back of the lily image before attaching the whole piece to the Whisper White circle.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set onto Whisper White card using Gorgeous Grape ink.  I cut out the image using a die from the Stitched Labels Dies.  I attached the greeting to Gorgeous Grape card which has been cut with another of the Stitched Labels Dies.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals where necessary.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped the lily image from the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card.  I coloured the image using the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends before attaching the panel to the inside of the card.

I am really pleased with this card, what about you?  What do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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This Christmas

January 4, 2020

Today’s pages showcase some photos from our family Christmas Day celebration at Sarah & Sean’s home.  We had such a lovely day.  Lucky for us we got some rain and our temperature didn’t hit the 30’s so a very pleasant day.  I have used some of the  Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Christmas Gleaming stamp set.  Unfortunately, both of these items are no longer available for purchase.  The first page has three pieces of Designer Series Paper attached across the bottom of a Whisper White 12″ x 12″ page.   I attached a narrow strip of Copper Foil across the top of the Designer Series Paper.  I attached the two photos to Basic Black card and then the right hand side of the page.  I cut Christmas and Holidays from Shaded Spruce card using the Merry Christmas Dies.  I trimmed the Holiday to just “day” and attached the title to the left hand side of the page.  I punched two large and one small Christmas Bauble from the same pattern of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper using the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack and attached them to the top of the page with a length of 1/4″ Copper Trim behind each one. I glued the ends of the copper trim to the back of the page and attached a bow tied using the 1/4″ Copper Trim to the top of each bauble using Mini Glue Dots.

For the co-ordinating page, I attached a piece of Basic Black card which I trimmed to 9-3/8″ x 11-1/2″.  I attached the photos to the top section of the page and two pieces of Designer Series Paper to the outside of the bottom of the Basic Black card.  I printed my journaling onto Whisper White card and attached it between the Designer Series Paper.  I printed my journaling so that I could add a bauble which I punched from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I used the 1/4″ Copper Trim to hang my bauble and added a bow tied with the same 1/4″ Copper Trim.

I love these pages.  Every time I look at them they will help me remember what a fun day we had.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Thoughtful Blooms

January 3, 2020

The cards I am sharing with you today use the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set which is one of the stamp sets that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  When I first looked through the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, this stamp set was not one that took my eye right away, however, now that I have started to play with it, I find I really like it.  The stamp set has a co-ordinating Small Bloom Punch which you can also earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  I began by creating a note card for the beginner stamper.  I stamped the leafy image onto the Whisper White Note Card using Granny Apple Green ink.  I stamped the large solid flower into the centre of the leaves using Petal Pink ink. I stamped the large detailed flower over the top of the solid flower using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I stamped the small flowers around the leafy image also using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I stamped the greeting which also comes from the Thoughtful Blooms onto the card front using Flirty Flamingo ink. To decorate the inside of the Note Card, I stamped the border image from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set using Granny Apple Green ink.

After I stamped this card, I thought I would create a version for the Casual Stamper.  Someone who has a little more product to play with.   I stamped the images and the greeting from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo ink as before. However, this time I cut out the images using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I attached the stamped panel to a Granny Apple Green rectangle cut using the same dies and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the border image from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set using Granny Apple Green ink.  This is still a simple card but it does need a little more product than the Note Card to create.

I am working on a card for the  Avid Stamper  using this stamp set which I will share with you soon.

Bye for now,

Kris

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