Sunday, June 30, 2013

You Can Never Have Too Much Happy

I wanted to make some bright and fun cards using the circles that you punch out when you mount the Kind and Cozy stamp set and also the Chalk Talk stamp set.  They are the middles of some images that you don't need, but are fun to play with anyway!

I chose Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Very Vanilla as my colors on both cards and added the sentiment from Really Yippee-Skippee and some candy dots.
As another element in my background, I used the splatter stamp that came with the March My Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

All About You Waterfall Cards

I am able to share my final project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Cards with Cool Moves 2013 with you since it has gone live.  Don't worry, there are tons more projects and the tutorials are available for awhile so you can still join us.
For this project I used the waterfall move and I love the way the cards turned out!

Come over and join us at !
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Bombs Away Birthday

I wanted to make some fun cards using the Bombs Away Birthday photopolymer stamp set and this is what I came up with...

I took some tags made from the Two Tags Die (retired) and used them a my focus.  The circles are 2 1/2" and 1 3/4" punched circles that have been embossed with the Honeycomb folder.

My background on the top ones is stamped with the Mosaic Madness stamp set, Smoky Slate ink on the same color card stock.

The background on this one is the bomb stamp, Bravo Burgundy ink on the same color card stock.
Bombs Away Birthday
Bravo Burgundy, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate card stock
Bravo Burgundy, Midnight Muse and Smoky Slate ink
Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp
2 1/2" circle punch
1 3/4" circle punch
Two Tags Die
Honeycomb Folder
 Hung Up Cute Clips
Epic Day this and That Washi Tape
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Serene Sympathy

This card was originally supposed be for a sketch challenge at but I didn't get to it on time so I just decided to make it anyway and share it late!

I sponged some Naturals Composition Specialty paper with Primrose Petals ink (I think I should have used a lighter color though and would do that next time).
Loving Thoughts, Serene Silhouettes
Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Primrose Petals card stock
Crumb Cake and Primrose Petals ink
Naturals composition specialty paper
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cutest Baby Ever

I went with lots of layers on the sentiment on this card!  The bottom is one of the Delicate Doilies die cuts, the next a 1 3/4" circle, the Artisan label punch, the 1 1/4" scallop circle and finally the 7/8" scallop circle.

I alternated with Stampin' Dimensionals and Snail adhesive to put the layers together.

Label Love, Oh Hello
Calypso Coral and Basic Gray classic ink
Epic Day this and that dsp
Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight card stock
Delicate Doilies sizzlit
1 3/4" circle punch
1 1/4" scallop circle punch
7/8" scallop circle punch
Artisan Label punch
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

For You

This card uses a combination of Epic Day this and That products paired with the Chalk Talk stamp set.

I didn't use the Chalk Talk framelits for the stamped images, I just cut them out instead and then added some washi tape behind it.
Chalk Talk
Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla crd stock
Pool Party and Gumball Green ink
1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches
Epic Day this and That dsp and washi tape
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Circle Flip Cards

A new session of UStamp with Dawn and Friends has opened and this round is called Cards with Cool Moves - you will not want to miss it, the projects are awesome!


My second one is live so I am able to share it with you, in this project suite I created some circle flip cards.

Come on over and join us!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Using Those Scraps

I hate to throw away scraps that are left over from cutting card stock down although I admit sometimes the pile gets a little overwhelming and some of it ends up in the trash.
I decided to use some of the 1/2" strips that are left after doing some swap cards for convention on this card.  It would be fun to emboss them as well...

Happy Day
Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock
Coastal Cabana ink
Blossom Punch
Quatrefancy Specialty paper
Simply Pressed Clay
Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Diagonal Thinking of You

I was playing with some diagonal cuts on another project and thought I would use the scraps for some cards.  I added this piece of Gingham Garden dsp to a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock that I embossed with the Modern Mosaic folder.
Then, I added my sentiment from Sassy Salutations and use the Artisan Label punch to create the edges on it, by only placing one side in at a time.

Lastly, I added a flower I made with the Simply Pressed Clay and Molds.  The clay had some Melon Mambo re-inker worked into it.
Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White  and Island Indigo (ink)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Scallop Circles

I think the bright colors in this specialty paper seem to call my name these days when we have too many rainy and cloudy days outside.
The scallop circles are made with the 7/8" and 1 1/4" scallop circle punches and the middle of the flower is from one of the itty bitty shapes punches.  I added some white with the White Gel pen.

Really Good Greetings
Island Indigo ink
Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party card stock
Quatrefancy specialty paper
7/8" scallop circle punch
1 1/4" scallop circle punch
itty bitty shapes punches
 White Gel Pen

Thursday, June 20, 2013

This and That Pop Up Twirl Cards

A new session of UStamp with Dawn and Friends has opened and this round is called Cards with Cool Moves - you will not want to miss it, the projects are going to be awesome!
My first one is live so I am able to share it with you, this project suite uses the Pop U Twirl move - so much fun!!

Come on over and join us!
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

So Grateful

There are those mosaics UPS driver really needs to deliver some other papers and stamp sets!
I took some scraps of Quatrefancy specialty paper and Daffodil Delight to create the background on this card.  The sentiment is stamped in Smoky Slate using the Chalk Talk stamp set and is over the top of a Pool Party decorative label punch.
The mosaic punched pieces are in Pool Party and Melon Mambo.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Happy Day

The new In Colors have been really fun to play with as you can probably see by my posts lately!  For this card I chose Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding.
The sentiment comes from Happy Day and is on an apothecary accent die cut and the other images are from Mosaic Madness.

I added some texture with the Modern Mosaic folder on my background.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Party Time

The Late Night Stampers have a challenge this week to make party themed projects so I decided to make a few cards using the Sketched Birthday stamp set.

For the first card, I used the Positively Chevron background stamp in some Soft Sky ink and added some 2012- 2013 In color Designer series paper (Midnight Muse).  On the first and last card, I used my blender pen to color in the cupcake and piece of cake images.

Next, I used the Tape It stamp set for my background and the Birthday Basics designer series paper to make an invitation card.  I used the Deco labels and Apothecary accents framelits as well.

Lastly, I again used the Deco labels framelits and Birthday Basics dsp to make another birthday card.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Flood Waters

This spring has been challenging (to put it mildly) for those of us in Northeast North Dakota and some other places near us as well.  We saw 3 separate floods within a month's time that caused a lot of damage to homes, roads and fields. 
To the kids, the flood waters meant really big puddles to play in and the boys decided they waited long enough to pull out their swimming suits and took a dip in the ditch.
It wasn't a long swim though since it was only 55 degrees that day!  Crazy boys...
My Digital Studio
Epic Day This and That collection
flag punch
Downtown Grunge collection elements

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Day for You

This is a super simple card that uses the Clockworks and Really Good Greetings stamp sets.  I used Smoky Slate, Perfect Plum and Whisper White as my colors and added the sentiment with some dimensionals.
The circular image is actually the outline of the clock, but I masked the handle so the only part of the image that was stamped was the circle although it is hard to tell that with the sentiment over the top of it.
I think it would be fun with some different color combinations as well and might be a nice masculine card.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Just a Little Chalk Talk

Sometimes as much as I love a stamp set, I have a hard time figuring out what to do with it on a card.  This stamp from Chalk Talk is one that has been a struggle so far.
On one card, I stamped it with Basic Black ink and the other with Pacific Point after I stamped off on my scrap paper to lighten it.

Each one has some Quatrefancy specialty paper, hung up cute clips and a button with baker's twine.  For the one above, I used a strip of Primrose Petals and added some Gingham Garden washi tape behind the sentiment.

On the last one, I had a strip of Basic Black that had been embossed with the Honeycomb folder and used that as my accent piece behind the sentiment.
I can't wait to see more samples with this one!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

June Stamp Club projects

This month, I focused on some Gingham Garden dsp and Gingham Garden washi tape for the layout and one of the cards.

On the layout, I used the Morning Meadow hostess stamp set for some Daffodil Delight flowers as an accent.

On the first card, the stamp set used is Happy Day and I put some washi tape on a scrap and then punched out my butterfly and added some basic rhinestones to it.

The last project was a sympathy card using some new colors (Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe) and the Simply Sketched and Love and Sympathy stamp sets. 

Have a wonderful day!
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Big Day!

Today's card was put together more quickly than it might look because I used some of the Epic Day This and That Stickers for the banner and for the piece behind the sentiment.
A few strips of Epic Day This and That washi tape, a button and my sentiment and that is it!
Chalk Talk
Gumball Green classic ink
Very Vanilla and Pool Party card stock
Epic Day this and that stickers
Epic Day this and that washi tape
Brights designer series button

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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!