Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Another Card in a Box

Today is another trip to the doctor for my husband as a follow up to a 3 hr. treatment he had yesterday. Good thing we both have Kindles and like to read!

I also have to get ready to have our card making group here tomorrow so I am just showing you a card we created at card group last week. The hostess didn't know either. I have no idea what products were used...all I know is I LOVE the DSP!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for Amy's Inkin' Krew Thursday Blog Hop.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Stampin' Up! Juggling Party Panda

I can't juggle but my panda can! Over at CASOLOGY Week 288 they have a pun challenge. My pun is on the inside of my card.
I also think he (or she) looks quite "Cuddly" and hopefully Crazy For CAS - #3 Cuddly will think so too.

There...I've made my first St. Patrick's Day card of the year and I've already given it away to Regina, one of the barkeeps, at the Celtic Ray. Yesterday was the Ray's 21st anniversary and was that place packed! Kevin and Max, the owners, had bands from 11 a.m. to close 2 a.m. I had made this card just before we went. The Ray is as close to an authentic Irish pub as you can get. Their beers are all imported so don't even try to order a Bud Light...dilly dilly.

I love this panda. Don't you love the way he is juggling the shamrocks? I punched those out of an Irish DSP pack from Authentique. The sentiment on the front is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and it's stamped in Garden Green. The panda is one from the Party Panda Sale-A-Bration set. Click on the tab above to learn more about that promotion. It ends March 31.

I printed the inside verse on my computer and found a piece of clip art to add to the bottom.


Basic Black Card Base - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
DSP mat - 4" x 5 1/4"
Garden Green Mat - 3 3/4" x 5"
Basic Black Mat - 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Very Vanilla Art Panel - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Very Vanilla inside mat - 4" x 5 1/4"

Thanks for visiting today and may the luck of the Irish be with you.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams and Epic Celebration

is the recipe for my card today


Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP: Petal Passion and Pick a Pattern
Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Epic Celebration and
   April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Ink: Real Red
Dies: Layering Circles


Card Base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (scored and folded at 4 1/4")
Mats: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and 5 1/4" x 4" (two)
DSP Banners:  2" x 3" and 2" x 4"
Circle: 1 1/2"

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Stampin' Up! Petal Garden

I'm entering today's card in the challenge at Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers. I CASEd a card of my friend, and fellow demonstrator, LeAnne. You can see her card here. She, like me, feels most of the paper in this pack is a bit overwhelming. However, when I did what she did, I thought I ended up with a pretty card.
I cut a piece of the Petal Garden DSP down to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and adhered it to my Whisper White card base. 

I cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock (4 1/4" x 2 1/2") and a piece of Old Olive (4" x 2 1/4") for mats. I cut another piece of the DSP (3 3/4" x 2") and adhered it to the Old Olive mat. Then I ran that through the Big Shot using the die from the Sale-A-Bration Celebrate You Thinlits, saving the center of the "o". (These dies will carry over to the Annual Catalog to be released June 1, 2018.) 

I glued a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper ( 1 1/2" x 2) to the back, wrapped a piece of white satin ribbon around the left side and made a faux bow. I stamped the word "thank" from the Work of Art stamp set in Tranquil Tide above the "you". Then I adhered that to the Rich Razzleberry mat with Dimensionals. I then adhered that to the card front with liquid glue.

I haven't decided what to do with the inside so if anyone has suggestions, I'd love to read your comment.

Oh, and for my readers...the cards in my "Cards For Sale" tab at the top of this post are on sale!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed Sunday!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stampin' Up! Epic Celebration

is why I stamped this particular sentiment on the inside of my card. I don't usually post the inside of my card first, but I wanted to save the best for last!
The sentiment is from Epic Celebration, which is a stamp set exclusive to Sale-A-Bration. It's stamped in Tranquil Tide and lightly sponged with the same ink. 

Here's the front...

I just love this card front. It was created with inks and bottle caps on watercolor paper. Yes, bottle caps...why? Well, because of Shopping Our Stash #341 - You Stamped With What?? 

I was inspired by Maria Rodriguez, a member of the Design Team. She recommended watching this video of Jay Lee and his watercoloring techniques. The video is way cool and he paints with his son by his side. So, I used a wine bottle cap, a Coca Cola cap, a water bottle cap and the cap from a Moroccan oil bottle. My inks are Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight.

The sequins were added because of the challenge at Double D. You had to use more than one sequin and I used 5. I stamped the "hello" from the Fruit Basket stamp set inside the bubbles with LLT, TT and BB (you can find the matching names above!).

I edged the watercolor paper with my Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Marker. I adhered it to a piece of DSP from Delightful Daisy using Dimensionals to raise it up.

This technique is so much fun. I know Jay Lee used some other type of medium but my Stampin' Up! ink pads worked fine for me. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you tomorrow.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Stampin' Up! Another Large Number!

So next week another person in his nineties, becomes a year older. I made this card for him...

The top portion of the card is retired Farmer's Market DSP. The fruit peeking through the circles is from the new Fruit Basket set, which you can get as a bundle with punches or separately. You will see pics of the products at the end of my post.

The fruits are a two-step stamp. The strawberries are stamped in Cherry Cobbler and the pear is stamped in Pear Pizazz. The card base is "bs62-cream", which is already scored and the circles punched. I bought it at the Owl and Pussycat store in Ft. Myers so I have no idea who her supplier was. BUT, you could easily make the base your own by using the 1 1/4" punch here and Very Vanilla cardstock.

For the inside, I die cut the numbers using the Large Number Framelits and Red Glimmer paper and stamped "YEAR" in Cherry Cobbler. I used my Stampin' Write Marker to color just that word from one of the sentiments from the Number of Years stamp set. 

I printed my own sentiment from my computer and adhered it to the bottom with some little apples in Red Glimmer paper. My friend punched those out for me so I have no idea what company made the punch but the apples are so darn cute.

I'm entering my card in the Watercooler Wednesday WWC157 - Heidi's "All About Occasions" Challenge. It is quite an occasion when you reach your 90's. My mother lived to be 93 and I'm well on my way!

Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions about measurements or anything, just leave me a note.

Products Used:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings

My Thursdays have now become so much more fun and I hope yours will be too. I was invited to be a part of Amy's "Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop" and today we have a sketch challenge. I hope you'll check all the other ladies' cards on the hop when you are done here. Ready? 

Here's the sketch:
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Here's my card:

Here's the ingredients: 

Card Base: Crumb Cake Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"                       (scored and folded at 4 1/4")
Mat: Chocolate Chip 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Mat: Very Vanilla 5 1/4" x 4" (two)
DSP Banners: True Gentleman 2" x 3" and 2" x 4"
Scraps: Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake
Stamps: Guy Greetings and Eastern Beauty
Punches: Duet Banner and Banner Triple 
Dies: Layering Circles
Accessories: Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape
                   Liquid Glue
                   Stampin' Dimensionals
                   Stampin' Trimmer
                   Paper Snips
                   Big Shot

Here's the recipe for the outside:
I enlarged the photo so you could see the score lines on the Very Vanilla mat. I scored diagonally every 1/2 inch. I adhered that mat to the Chocolate Chip and that to the card base. 

My card front is a mirror image of the sketch! After cutting my choices of DSP with my Stampin' Trimmer, I used my Banner Triple punch to make the tails. I placed the hounds tooth DSP on the scored mat first, then layered the bow tie DSP on top. (My iPhone doesn't take the greatest pics but the colors are Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy on the bow ties.)

Using the Layering Circles dies I cut the biggest circle from a scrap of Chocolate Chip, the next circle in Tranquil Tide and the shoe circle in Very Vanilla. The shoes are stamped in Crumb Cake. I adhered those circles together with liquid glue and then attached them to the card front with more Tombow glue.

In Tranquil Tide, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla and punched it out with the Duet Banner punch. I also punched the banner from scraps of Chocolate Chip and Tranquil Tide. I layered them and adhered them to each other with liquid glue. I then attached them to the card front with Dimensionals.

Here's the recipe for the inside (much simpler!):
I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla and fussy cut it! The back banner is punched from Chocolate Chip. I layered them together and glued them to the Very Vanilla mat. "Husband" is stamped in Tranquil Tide and I love the shadowed effect of this stamp set. I used the little do dad stamp from the Eastern Beauty to stamp the corners in Crumb Cake. I added a strip of Tranquil Tide Washi Tape to the left side and sponged the edges of the mat in Chocolate Chip. Then I adhered the finished mat to the card base. Phew! I bet you thought I'd never get to the end...LOL. But, I did and ...

Here's our team with whom you can hop:

Just click on a name and go immediately there. You may have a favorite and I hope one of them will become me! OR you can just click on the "next blog" button, which will take you to Amy Koenders.

See all the "here's" above? Well, "here's to you and a fun time hopping". Come back next Thursday, y'all hear!!!

Products used in the making of this card:

Big Shot

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Stampin' Up! Large Numbers Happy Birthday

My card for today is celebrating the 95th birthday of a woman in North Carolina. I don't know her but her daughter asked if people could send her a homemade card. She said her Mama doesn't want a party or anything but she loves making cards and getting cards. Well, you know me...I love making cards, receiving cards, and sending cards! Here's what she will get from me...

For my card base I used Pacific Point. The patterned paper is from Birthday Memories DSP. I used Layering Circle Framelits to cut out the circles for the mats for my "95", which is die cut with the Large Number Framelits using Red Glimmer Paper. I ran the Whisper White circle through my Big Shot with the retired Confetti TIEF.

For the inside I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point ink using a stamp from Number of Years and a stamp from a Paper Pumpkin kit. If you are not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, here's a deal...
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