Floral Beautiful Day Using Basic Grey

Floral Beautiful Day Using Basic Grey

This card is stunning! I ended up sending it to a woman who found me on the internet and entered a basic card contest. I love this card and although it looks so sophisticated, it was super easy to make.

I started by stamping and watercoloring the flower from the stamp set Beautiful Day. The colors I used were: Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. I water colored them, blending each other into the first, using my Aqua painter. After the watercoloring dried I fussy cut out the flower and set it aside.

The next step in my card was to use the rectangle stitched framelits and die cut a piece of Whisper White to adhere to my Gray Granite mat, measuring 4-1/8 x 5-1/4″. I also die cut out a square stitched framelit in Basic Gray and used it not only as a guide but kind of like a window on my card. I used the leaves stamp from the Healing Hugs stamp set and stamped them about where I thought they should go, in Basic Gray. I am so glad I took the time to find placement and exactly where I wanted everything because the card turned out exquisite. I then placed my flower on top of the frame using mini dimensionals, and big ones to create the effect I was looking for.

I finished my card up by decorating a coordinating envelope and placing basic pearls everywhere on the card. The inside I left blank to write out my wording as I desired when I choose to use the card.

I hope you love this card as much as I do. Try out this color combination when you water color next.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be seeing you soon!

xoxo,

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Easy Gift Tag Using A Good Man

Easy Gift Tag Using A Good Man

This gift tag is not reinventing the wheel. It is simple. It is sweet. It makes any plain old gift jazzy and I love it.

For Father’s Day this year my hubby simply wants to go fishing and drink a cold one. There is no better way to show appreciation then a cold beer and a fun relaxing day. This gift tag simply just reminds the man that he is so appreciated.

I love how easy it is to color in these beautiful sketches using my Stampin’ Blends. I made the tag by cutting down a scrap of Crushed Curry and Whisper White and flagging them at the bottom. I used my 1/2″ circle punch to punch the top. I wanted to make sure my Crumb Cake Ribbon would fit through the hole for the bow.

My Blends colors are:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are having a terrific day.

xoxo,

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The Good Things About You ~ Abstract Impressions Card

The Good Things About You ~ Abstract Impressions Card

This card was one of the three creations featured in my April Creative Card Class. I try and hold classes about three times a month and I always try to make cards that tingle the senses. This card is bright and bold and perfect for any recipient and certainly perfect for a card class.

This card features simple two-tone stamping using the Abstract Impressions stamp set. I was super happy when I learned that this stamp set carried over to our brand new catalog.

The colors featured in my card start with a Sahara Sand card base with a Basic Black mat frame. All my stamping is in Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green. One of the highlights of my card is that we not only stamped the front of the card but we did the inside and the envelope for extra pop!!

The trick is to stamp off the first time and stamp full strength the second time with the detailed stamp. We did all around the card.

Another piece of the card, I love, is this ribbon. It is Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon and it could even be dyed if you wanted. For my card, I simple tied it around the card with a big bow.

The only other embellishments used are:

  • a scallop oval framelit
  • an oval stitched shape framelit
  • rhinestones
  • adhesive of your choice (I used Fast Fuse/Snail)

I hope you loved my simple yet stunning card today! I’ll be seeing you soon.

xoxo,

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A Good Man ~ Pocket Card for Father’s Day

A Good Man ~ Pocket Card for Father’s Day

Are you around of Fridays at 10am (est)? I invite you to come check out my Coffee Greetings Facebook Lives. I do one every Friday and they are a bunch of fun. I check in, give you the low down on what is going on in the Stampin’ Up! world and I show off new products.

Today, we created this fun pocket fold card for Father’s Day using the A Good Man stamp set.

Here’s How I made the pocket Card:

  • Cardstock of your choice: 5.5″ x 8.5″ (I used Crushed Curry)
  • Score the cardstock on the long side at 2.5″ and 6.5″
  • (The 2.5″ side will be your bottom and the 6.5″ side will be your top)
  • 1 x DSP @ 5.25″ x 2.25″
  • 1 x DSP @ 5.25″ x 1.75″
  • Whisper White Panel for inside @ 4.5″ x 3.75″

To color my dad resting I used my Stampin’ Blends. I used the Daffodil Delight combo pack, the Crumb Cake combo pack, the Dark Night of Navy and the Dark Granny Apple Green.

Other miscellaneous items used:

  • Bird Ballard DSP (designer series paper)
  • Scallop Square Framelit
  • Stitched Shaped Framelits in both square and circle
  • Scallop Circle Framelit
  • Dimensionals
  • Fast Fuse (Snail), Liquid Glue, or Tear-n-Tape

These colors are bright and bold, but I think they make a fantastic pocket card for any deserving dad!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to see you again soon!

xoxo,

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May Customer Thank You Cards Using Free As a Bird with Bird Ballard DSP

May Customer Thank You Cards Using Free As a Bird with Bird Ballard DSP

I am loving the birds on this paper and I knew right away I was going to make Thank You cards for my customers.

Every one who shops with me during the month gets a thank you card and a gift from me. It is my way of saying thank you to my customers and to spoil them. After all, they spoil me when they choose me as their demonstrator.

I used the brand new stamp set Free as a Bird and this is how I made my card.

I started with a half sheet of Thick Whisper White scored in half to make the card. I took a piece of 4-1/8″ by 4″ piece of DSP (I used the Bird Ballard designer series paper) and cut it at a diagonal, adhering it directly onto my cardstock.

Next I took a scrap of Blushing Bride and Pool Party and cut them both into 1/2″ strips. I adhered them at an angle right next to the DSP and then cut them with my scissors to length.

This bird is delightful! I stamped him onto Whisper White cardstock in Early Espresso. I used my Dark Crumb Cake and my Daffodil Delight combo pack – Stampin’ Blends and colored him in. Then I cut the bird out with the Stitched Shaped Framelits. I also stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso at the bird’s feet.

Last but not least (because I love it!) I stamped three of the larger flowers and colored them in with both Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut them out and used Glue Dots to adhere them. I gave each one a mini rhinestone in the center for flare.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you love my card as much as I do! They are going to make the best Happy Mail!

See you soon!

xoxo,

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Thrifty Tip Tuesday ~ Decorating Envelopes with Stampin’ Blends

Thrifty Tip Tuesday ~ Decorating Envelopes with Stampin’ Blends

I had so much fun creating my Cascading Z Fold Card that I had to create an envelope to match. The trick/tip I learned very quickly with the Stampin’ Blends is that they bleed. If I am coloring in the front side of an envelope the last thing I want is to have it bleed through onto the backside. So, here’s my tip:

Take a piece of scrap cardstock and stick it inside the envelope before coloring. This creates a barrier between the front and the back and causes any bleeding of colors that might occur to happen on the scrap piece of cardstock and NOT the back of the envelope.

Color away to heart’s content knowing that your envelope’s back side is protected. When you’re done just remove the scrap piece of paper.

See how much it bled?

But, because of the cardstock scrap nothing bled onto the backside. It is ready to mail. Doesn’t it look gorgeous! The perfect addition to a perfect card.

I love the use of Stampin’ Blends to create fun envelopes. This trick/tip will save you from the embarrassment of a crazy envelope.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be seeing you!

xoxo,

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Crafting Forever Cascading Z Fold (Fun-Fold) Card

Crafting Forever Cascading Z Fold (Fun-Fold) Card

I love making fun-fold cards. A fun-fold card is simple a card that does not just fold hamburger style or hot dog style. It is a card that is unique and fun (hence the name). This card is super fun to make and I knew it would make an awesome card to give to a mom friend who loves to craft (like me!).

The sentiment says: “Crafting forever! Housework whenever“. This is my kind of motto!

The ‘cascading z fold card’ folds flat for easy mailing and although the card is flat you might spend an additional stamp to mail it. I have learned that it depends on the post office and how you decorate your card.

Let me tell you how I made it:

I started with a half sheet of cardstock cut the hot dog fold at 5″ x 11″. I then scored the card at 4″ and 8″ on the long side. Flip it to the short side and just mark slightly at 2.5″.

Line up your cardstock at 2.5″ and 5″ (at an angle) in your trimmer and cut. It leaves you with a sheet looking like this:

Once your cardstock is cut at an angle, fold and burnish your score lines in an accordion and decorate as you desire.

I stamped in Tuxedo black Momento several images from the Crafting Forever stamp set and colored using my Stampin’ Blends. I used Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather and Pool Party. I then fussy cut out all the images and arranged them on my card as I desired.

For the mats for my card I used a peek of Early Espresso to highlight a darker color and whisper white. I just measured and cut accordingly to make the mats fit each other. The two larger panels come in at 4″ and the smallest panel in front, came in at 3″. Although a bit of a pain, it was easier for me when it all came together. I also did the back side 4th panel (which you can see in the flat card picture) with the large paint brush can. I love this color combination of light Sahara Sand and a little bit of Early Espresso for a dark contrast. I also used a few scraps of Designer Series Paper in Highland Heather to add contrast in color and burst of Pool Party in the circle framelit and mat around the paint brushes.

When you are looking from the areal view of the card it looks like a Z, but because you start out high on one end and short on the other it is cascading.

You are sure to receive HAPPY MAIL with this card in your mailbox! Make a few for your friends and send them right away!

Thanks for stopping by today!

xoxo,

PS) If you are interested in how I decorated the envelope, stay tuned. I am going to blog post about that with a tip on how I made it so gorgeous! —->

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