Saturday, September 18, 2021

Stampin' Up! Inspired Thoughts & Ephemera Sympathy Card

Good Saturday morning, peeps! Today is going to be a quick show and tell. Those of you who follow me know that I have been hung up on the Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper. I either love the paper or I'm too lazy to put it away...don't judge! So here is the second sympathy card I created with it. I created this one 9/10/21.


My card base is Blackberry Bliss Cardstock with a mat of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock. To that I adhered a piece of Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper. I used a tag from the Ephemera Pack and stamped the sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set and the bird from Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss ink. I looped a short length of Early Espresso 1/4" Faux Suede Trim through the tag hole and tied it with gold twine. Three gilded gems finished off the card front. I was inspired by my teammate, Akiko Sudano.

For the inside, I used a retired stamp set...Heal Your Heart for the sentiment and a the flower stamp from the Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set .


Something would be amiss if I didn't enter a challenge, right? 

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September 2021

Alphabet Challenge "L" is for Leaves

Simply Create Too Ch. #174 - Fall Leaves

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Stampin' Up! Best Year Birthday Card

 TGIF, peeps! I was inspired by Beth McCullough for creating my card today. She made an accordion fold card Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and I followed suit for the Festive Friday Challenge FF0093.

I picked 4 from the Inspo List: Balloons, Clouds, Sun and Stripes.

I chose a pattern from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper and cut it to a 12" x 5 1/2" piece. I scored it at 1 3/4", 4 3/4", and 7 3/4". Then you just fold it like an accordion...like so...


For the front, I fussy cut a fox from the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (only available until 9/30 with a $50 purchase before s/h during Sale-A-Bration). I adhered it to a Basic Black circle with a "Wobble" (available from Amazon). The circle and scalloped Basic White mat were cut with the Layering Circles Dies.

The hardest part was deciding how I wanted to decorate it, which is where Festive Friday came in. I had critters in a bowl from when I cut a bunch out of the Penguin Playmates DSP for an earlier card so I decided to use them. Why yes, the punched out penguin (Penguin Builder Punch) would be perfect for holding the balloons! The fussy cut bear would be so happy to be sitting on an iceberg under the sun with not too many clouds to get in the way of warming him.

I cut 2 pieces of Basic Black 2 3/4" x 5". I used my Basic Borders Die to cut the snow banks out of Basic White cardstock. I stamped the sentiments from the Best Year Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The panel with the polar bear has the sun and a cloud cut out with the Sheep Dies (another free item with Sale-A-Bration). The balloons the penguin is holding are cut from the same die set and the Pattern Party DSP. I adhered the penguin and balloons with Stampin' Dimensionals. Everything else is adhered with liquid glue.

This was such a fun card to make. I'd like to enter it in Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September 2021 Challenge and Creative Creases #14 as well.

Thank you for stopping by today. I always appreciate your comments and would love it if you would hit the "follow" button if you haven't already. I'm still working toward my goal of 100 by the end of the year or sooner. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Stampin' Up! Nature's Harvest Thank You Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

 


Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. This week we have a sketch challenge. If this is your first time here, welcome! If not, welcome back!! Either way, you're in for a treat!!! I used the Nature's Harvest Stamp Set to create my card for today.

Here is our sketch.
My card base is Blackberry Bliss. I adhered a mat of Very Vanilla and then a piece of Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I stamped the coneflowers from the Nature's Harvest Stamp Set with Blackberry Bliss ink. I colored the petals with my Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends, the leaves/stems with my Light Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends, and the "cone" with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends. I cut it out with a die from the Harvest Dies.

Next I stamped the "Thanks" from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set with Blackberry Bliss ink on scrap Very Vanilla. I punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch.

Both the image and the sentiment are sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink. I adhered the flowers with liquid glue and the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added a linen thread bow with a glue dot.

For the inside, I dry embossed about 1" of the Very Vanilla cardstock piece using one of the folders from the Greenery set. I punched two of the corners with my Detailed Trio Punch and stamped the sentiments from the Best Year Stamp Set with Blackberry Bliss ink. The top part of the sentiment "for all that you are" has a "Thank You" as part of it so I masked that off and then inked up the stamp. Don't forget to remove the mask before you stamp or you'll have one big mess...lol!

I'm entering my card in the CI#107 Color Challenge on FBCrafty Chef's FB Challenge: Add a flower and Gold and Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September 2021 Challenge.

Thank you for taking a look at my post. Now, on with the hop! Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko. Clicking on the names listed below will take you directly to team members and their projects. Thank you for hopping with us.


Karen Finkle - you are here!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Stampin' Up! Banner Year Thanksgiving Card

Good Wednesday morning! Mid-week again and mid-month! Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here. Don't believe me? Well, then, take a look-see...


My card today is a quick and easy one. I had my Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series paper out and my Be Dazzling Specialty Paper next to it. I decided to tear the Queen Ann's Lace pattern in two and place a sparkling Be Dazzingly in between. For some reason, it reminded me of Thanksgiving so I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year Stamp Set in Early Espresso directly onto the Gray Granite card base.

The inside is plain and simple...needing no explanation!


I wish there had been a speed challenge to enter my card but I did enter it in these challenges:

Beyond the Blue BB32 Let It Shimmer

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September 2021

Make My Monday #157 Autumn/Fall Card

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for our Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat for Amy's Inkin' Krew Monthly Team Blog Hop

 

Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew monthly blog hop! Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products. This month we are all creating projects with a “Halloween Fun" theme. I’m featuring two retired stamp sets as Halloween is not my bag and I just make one card a year for a family in Maine. The stamp sets are Spooky Cat and Graveyard Gate (from the 2017 Holiday Catalog). This is the first time I have used the Graveyard Gate set and I still haven't used the dies that go with it! See, I told you it wasn't my bag!!

My card was inspired by Christy Fulk. I will include the measurements after the list of hoppers. The card fits in an A2 envelope.

The card base is Basic Black. For the DSP, I used the Cute Halloween 6 x 6 DSP from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. My squares are Old Olive, Black Glitter Paper and Basic White. I stamped the witches hat and sentiment from the Spooky Cat Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie ink. The bat is from the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set. Before I adhered the Black Glitter paper to the Old Olive square, I punched a cat out of the center. Using another piece of Glitter Paper, I punched another cat using the Cat Punch in the Annual Catalog, page 150. I adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the back panel, I used stamps from Spooky Cat.

I'm entering my card in these three challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today and let's get hopping! Click on the "next" button to move forward to Mary Deatherage's project. Click on the "previous" button to move back to the project created by Jaimie Babarczy . You can also click on each name listed if you prefer.




Measurements:
Card Base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"; score on the 8 1/2" side at 2" and 3 1/8" on each side (turn your paper to do the second time)

Side DSP panels: 1 3/4" x 5 1/4" (2)
Center DSP panel: 2" x 5 1/4"
Squares: 3 1/4" x 3"; 3 1/8" x 2 7/8";  3" x 2 3/4" (stamped square)
Back panel: 2" x 5 1/4"
Scrap Glitter for second cat




Monday, September 13, 2021

Stampin' Up! Inspired Thoughts and Beauty of Tomorrow Card

Welcome to Monday Morning Makeover Madness. I need to stop all these M & M's...I'm putting on weight...lol! Are you tired of seeing this fun fold? I hope not because there's another one waiting in the wings!


My card base is Thick Basic White and I used the Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper for the top and bottom flaps. 

On a panel of Basic White, I stamped the spatters from the Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss, second generation. 

I stamped the bird from the same set full strength, with Blackberry Bliss, on scrap white and cut it out with the bird die from the Beautiful Leaves Dies. I adhered the art panel to a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I colored three Clear Epoxy teardrop shapes (colored with Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends).

For the inside...

I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set and added another die cut bird.

Instructions and measurements can be found by clicking on this link

I'm entering my card in these challenges:



Thank you for stopping by today and help yourself to some M & M's. Be sure to come back tomorrow for our monthly Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop.



Sunday, September 12, 2021

Stampin' Up! Patriotic Card

Good Sunday morning, peeps. Today I'm reaching out to all SU demonstrators who visit my blog. I watched Leticia Hernandez (DIY Diva) on You Tube yesterday and she suggested we all put a request in the sandbox for SU to manufacture some patriotic stamps. We have none at the moment but there are retired ones. She made a bookbinding fold, created a flag design and used the retired Loyal and True Stamp Set. She and JAI inspired me to make a card, which I am entering in the Just Add Ink #571 Challenge - Just Add Lines. I used the same fold, different stamp companies, and created a flag with the actual number of stripes and stars. Take a look-see...


The sentiments on the front and the image on the inside are from the Joy Clair Heroes Stamp Set. The inside sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions Of Thee I Sing Stamp Set.  

I used the retired SU Confetti Stars Border Punch to get the 50 stars. I cut 7 Real Red cardstock 1/4" stripes and a Night of Navy cardstock 2 3/4" x 2 1/4" rectangle. I created the "flag pole" with the Simply Elegant Trim. It comes in a package of silver and gold. I thought the silver looked more like my flag pole I have in my yard. It stands flagless until after hurricane season.


A group of people put out mini flags at the entrance of our community as a remembrance tribute. Our flag is beautiful and I am proud to be an American. Therefore, I am on my way to the sandbox. Will my fellow demos join me?

I'm also submitting my card to these two partnering challenges:



Thank you for stopping by today...M & M's tomorrow!


Stampin' Up! Inspired Thoughts & Ephemera Sympathy Card

Good Saturday morning, peeps! Today is going to be a quick show and tell. Those of you who follow me know that I have been hung up on the Bl...