Friday, July 31, 2020

Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than Birthday Card

By now, if you are following me, you know I love the Nothing's Better Than Stamp Set. I also made this one for the timed challenge and ran out of time to enter it! However, it's just in time for the Tropical challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog: I is for Island. These are definitely tropical island drinks!


My card base is Bumblebee Card Stock. The die cut Whisper White Card Stock panel is from the Ornate Layers Dies. I stamped it with the cocktails from the stamp set using Magenta Madness, Mango Melody and Garden Green. The glasses are stamped in Smoky Slate. I colored the umbrellas with Stampin' Blends, along with the fruit.

Here's the inside...


The "and be awesome" is from the above set and the "Happy Birthday" is from the retired Label Me Bold Stamp Set. The sentiments on the front and inside are stamped in Early Espresso ink. I punched the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch and did some sponging with the colors of the drinks. 

This card has already been sold so that makes me very happy!

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

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday blog hop. You're in for a treat if you have never visited before. It's a weekly challenge and this week we have a color challenge. I can't wait to see what the other team members created. Hop along with us at the bottom of my post.
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I chose to use the ever-so-much-fun Nothing's Better Than Stamp Set for my card.


My card base is Purple Posy 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I lined up all the stamps in my Stamparatus and stamped on a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Very Vanilla. The images and words are stamped in Night of Navy and the sentiment and cocktail are stamped in Coastal Cabana.  I sponged the edges with Coastal Cabana.

The inside isn't finished yet but it will be a birthday card! I'm entering my card at Watercooler Wednesday ATG WWC282

I hope you enjoyed my card today and thank you for joining the hop. Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Eva Dobilas. Clicking on the names below will take you directly to the other team members and their projects.









Karen Finkle - you are here!




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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Anniversary Card

Wow, it's the middle of the week already! Hope all is going well with you.

My daughter and son-in-love celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary July 25 and I used the Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set, Forever Gold Laser Cut Papers, and one of the Greenery Embossing Folders that are in the Forever Greenery Suite Collection. My inspiration came from Lyssa Zwolanek.


My card base is Whisper White Thick card stock. I ran a piece of Whisper White card stock through my embossing machine twice with the Greenery EF. I adhered the Forever Gold Laser Cut ferns and leaves with liquid glue to the embossed piece. I put Dimensionals on the back of that piece and attached it to the card front.

On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings with VersaMark ink. I heat embossed it with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with my heat tool. I cut it out with one of the Tasteful Labels Dies and adhered it to a Gold Foil piece cut out with a larger Tasteful Labels Dies. I adhered that to the card front with Dimensionals.

On the inside, I cut a frame out of Gold Foil using one of the Ornate Layers Dies.


I cut a rectangle from that same set out of Whisper White card stock. Before I did that, I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set sentiment, stamping in VersaMark ink and heat setting it using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and my heat tool. I think embossing powder is considered and embellishment, at least I hope so. It's just fascinating to watch the powder melt as heat is applied. I adhered everything with liquid glue.

This could easily be a golden anniversary card but since their age prevents them from celebrating that one probably, I decided it could be used for a 5th!

I'm entering my card at:




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

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Stampin' Up! Boho Indigo Sympathy Card

Yes, I know we all hate to create cards for this occasion, but Linda Bedinger helped make it easier for me.


My card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4". Added to that is a mat of Misty Moonlight 5 1/4" x 4". 

On a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the sentiment from the retire Heartfelt Sympathy in Misty Moonlight ink. At the bottom, in Garden Green ink 2nd generation, I stamped 3 sets of leaves from the Boho Indigo Stamp Set.

I adhered a 6" strip of 1/4" Very Vanilla Gold Ribbon from the Boho Indigo Product Medley to a 1/2" x 5" piece of DSP from the Medley. I used two of the palm fronds and two flowers from the Medley and adhered them with liquid glue and Dimensionals. Then I adhered the art panel to a 5 1/4" x 4" mat of Misty Moonlight and adhered that to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from Heartfelt Sympathy in Misty Moonlight on a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla. Again, I adhered a 6" piece of ribbon around a 5" x 3/4" piece of the same DSP as on the front. I adhered the mat to a 5 1/4" x 4" mat of Misty Moonlight.



Thank you for stopping by today.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Stampin' Up! Whale Done Birthday Card

Good morning and welcome to another Monday Makeover Madness card. Last Thursday I posted this card ...


and today I made it over like this ...


I had created it for a speed challenge and I went over the 10 minute limit. I also had made it for our Thursday Blog Hop but didn't feel it fit the sketch challenge as well. I've got one more photo to show you before I go on to my card...

This is a 6" Guillotine that was in my husband's family. On the arm it reads "Diamond" Patent January 17, 1885. It still cuts perfectly and did a great job cutting the piece of Pool Party card stock that had already been embossed.


Once I cut it to the correct size, I adhered it to a mat of Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, which I had adhered to my Pacific Point card base. Then I adhered the bottom strip from the same DSP. I had also cut a small strip that was the same as the DSP mat, which made the card front flush. 

The whales are from the same DSP and the largest one is punched with the Whale Builder Punch. The momma and the baby are fussy cut. The sprays are the back side of the DSP. 

Here's the inside...

The sentiments, fish and coral are from the Whale Done Stamp Set. The inks I used are Pacific Point, Misty Moonlight, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.




Janis, at Crafting Happiness, is doing something different on her challenge this week. She is asking people to: **Use the LIKE button on the project photos you like.The top LIKED photo will be featured on Sunday!**  I hope you will take time to like mine and if you do, thank you!

I'm so glad you stopped by today.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than Birthday Card

Good Sunday morning, peeps! Do you like chocolate? Well, then, I have something for you brought to you by Nothing's Better Than Stamp Set and Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set (retired). I'm entering my card at the Fusion Card Challenge: FUSION Summer. You'll see why in a minute!


This was a successful card for LeAnne's As You See It Challenge #230 - Race In Triplicate.
 

I say successful because I tried four times! In any event, I have three other cards done involving cocktails, fish and chocolate. Sounds like a good dinner plan...lol! Speaking of dinner, chocolate IS a food so let's play at the Alphabet Challenge "H" is for hungry - favourite food!

My card base is Crumb Cake card stock with a mat of Early Espresso. The art panel is Very Vanilla card stock. For the challenge, you can have all your supplies out and stamps mounted. However, you can't start cutting or stamping until you start the clock. My stop watch was at 5:39:49 when I finished. I even had time to wipe my stamps off and close my ink pads!

The sentiments and three chocolates are from Nothing's Better Than Stamp Set, the sprinkles are from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set. The strip of DSP is from In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I used Early Espresso Ink to stamp everything with the exception of the candy insides where I used Soft Suede Ink and my Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends.

The speed challenge does not require that you finish the inside, but I did.



Everything stamped is from the retired set. I colored the cone with my Ivory Stampin' Blends and the chocolate with my Dark Soft Suede Blends. I probably should have masked my ice cream layers but I might have another solution which involves masking and fussy cutting the scoops (which are really toppings for cupcakes!). We'll see how ambitious I am! Ice cream is a food too, isn't it? No matter, I have made myself hungry and on today's menu, it's chicken souvlaki and rice.

Thank you for stopping by today and take time to grab a bite to eat!



Saturday, July 25, 2020

Stampin' Up! Many Mates and Itty Bitty Birthday Card

My card today is created with the  Many Mates Stamp Set and Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set, along with the Winter Woods Stamp Set. I thought the new Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder (available to customers 8/4/20) would be perfect for France Martin's Toilet Paper technique. What do you think? 



This technique was so much fun. Because it's Mixed Media, I'm entering it in the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #62 and the Just Add Ink Mixed Media Challenge #515. I have not used Patterned Paper so I'm also entering it in the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge. I wish I could have found a current Monochromatic Challenge!

Let me tell you how I made it...

  • Just Jade card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4".
  • Pretty Peacock mat 5 1/8" x 3 7/8", adhere to card base.
  • 8 panel strip of Charmin folded to become 4 layers of 2 panels, spritz with water, run through embossing machine. I used the Evergreen Forest 3D folder (available 8/4/20). Then you let it dry.
  • Put Tear and Tape on a mat of Whisper White card stock 5" x 3 3/4".
  • Adhere toilet paper to the Whisper White mat and trim off excess.
  • Sponge the trees with Pretty Peacock and Pool Party inks.
  • Wrap a 6" piece of Just Jade Gingham Ribbon around the art panel.
  • Adhere art panel to the card front.
  • Cut a Pretty Peacock label from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.
  • Stamp sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays on Whisper White and cut with the smallest Stitched Nested Labels die. Glue to Pretty Peacock label.
  • Attach Pretty Peacock label with Mini Dimensionals on the ribbon.

The inside is nice and simple...

 
  • Stamp sentiment from Many Mates in Pretty Peacock.
  • Stamp tree from Winter Woods in Pretty Peacock, stamping off twice.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you are having a great weekend.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Stampin' Up! Whale Done Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday blog hop. You're in for a treat if you have never visited before. It's a weekly challenge and this week we have a sketch challenge. I can't wait to see what the other team members created. Hop along with us at the bottom of my post.

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Here is my interpretation...


I absolutely love the Whale Done Bundle and coordinating Designer Series Paper. You need this peeps! The punch will punch out the larger whale on the DSP but you can also stamp it and punch out. I let Stampin' Up! do the work for me! Moby is adhered with Dimensionals. Measurements and product used are listed below.


The inside is quick and easy to do.



I adhered a strip of DSP at the bottom, stamped a couple of schools of fish in Pool Party ink and the sentiment in Pacific Point. I matted the panel on a piece of Pacific Point card stock and adhered it to the base with liquid glue. Then I sponged the white part with Pacific Point ink.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and thank you for joining the hop. Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko Sudano. Clicking on the names below will take you directly to the other team members and their projects.


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle - you are here!

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic


Measurements:

Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"

Bottom DSP strip: 5 1/2" x 1 1/4"

Top DSP strip: 5 1/2" x 1/2"

Inside Mat: 5 1/4" x 4"

Art panel: 5" x 3 3/4"

DSP strip: 5" x 3/4"

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Non Stampin' Up! Birthday Card

My card today is a commissioned card for a friend's mother. Her mother loves Las Vegas and you can see why by what I created for her. 




I had fun creating this for her. Her birthday is not until  the end of August so we'll have to wait patiently to hear her laugh all the way from Minnesota!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for our weekly Happy Inkin' hop.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tropical Retirement Card

Happy Tuesday to you, peeps! My husband was Chief of our volunteer fire company in upstate NY for 10 years and a life member for close to 60 years. Our son was also a volunteer and I am an auxiliary life member. So, when I was commissioned to make a retirement card for a Charlotte County firefighter, I was honored.


My son took a picture of the woman's patch and I converted it into a background piece for my die cut outs from Cheery Lynn. The sentiment is one from Joy Clair and the punch is Stampin' Up! Story Label Punch.

For the inside I used stamps from Timeless Tropical and Itty Bitty Greetings. 



The purchasers were very pleased with my creation and I hope you enjoyed it too. Thank you for stopping by today.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays Birthday Card

Good Monday morning, afternoon or evening...whenever you are reading my post. Hope you had a great weekend.

My card today is brought to you by the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set. I'm playing at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge #20: Birthdays. You don't need to use a digital; however, you would get an extra entry in the random winner entry.


My color inspiration came from Just Us Girls Color Week #545.


My card base is Just Jade card stock with a mat of Smoky Slate. I embossed the mat with one of the folders from the Greenery Embossing folders. It's a half-sized folder so I ran it through on the top and the bottom of the mat. I ran a strip of Just Jade Ribbon across the panel and secured it on the back with tape but it hardly shows so I kind of wasted 6" of ribbon!

I cut three mats of Just Jade and 3 panels of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, adhered them together and then to the card front with liquid glue.

The sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays is stamped in Smoky Slate on a scrap of Whisper White and punched with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I adhered it to the card front with Dimensionals.

The flowers and sprigs are punched from a scrap of Bumblebee card stock. First I stamped the flower in Bumblebee using the retired Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set. I punched it out with the current Small Bloom Punch. The sprig is punched out with the Sprig Punch. They are all adhered with liquid glue and the flower received an In Color 2020-2022 Bumblebee Enamel Dot.

The inside sentiment is stamped in Smoky Slate with a stamp from the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set and the flower is stamped in Just Jade. I kept inking the stamp but I couldn't get full coverage on some of the letters. Maybe that's the way it's supposed to look?



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Thank you for stopping by today.

Measurements:

Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Embossed Mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
Solid Panels: 1 5/8" x 3 3/4"
DSP Panels: 1 1/2" x 3 5/8"

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Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts

Good Saturday morning! My card today is one we made at our card group on Thursday. Sue M. brought the kit for us and it was a lot of fun. We...