Friday, July 10, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #6


The punched vases are from a 6 x 6 package of designer papers and for this card, I just left the flowers without coloring them.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #5


I modeled this card after one I saw on Pinterest.  I had really debated about buying this 12 x 12 pack of Mosaic Mood designer papers until I started seeing cards made with the designs.  I love that the sheet I used for these three have parts that look enameled.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #4


The first two vases were punched from pieces in a 12 x 12 designer paper pad. I had seen a card with vases and one of the vases had been stamped using a retired large stamp which I didn't have. So for the third vase I looked through my Stampin' Up! designer papers and found one with a flower that gave a similar look with the swirled look once I punched it out.  

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #3


I used Pacific Point card stock, a piece of Pacific Point dp and a different sentiment.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #1 & #2


When I got my order with this stamp set, I had such a good time working with the vases.  For this card, I stamped the designs with the outline on Balmy Blue card stock.  Love that there is a coordinating punch! 

For Card #2 I changed it up by just punching out the three vases with Balmy Blue designer paper. I have made a bunch of these cards so I hope you don't get tired of seeing them this week.

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY


Saturday is not a day I normally post cards but I wanted to show this one instead of a graphic flag.  

In the past I haven't made 4th of July cards for the residents where my mother has an apartment.  Because they are still all locked down due to Covid-19, I thought it would be fun to make cards for them.  I made 42 of these for them and a few more.  The design is virtually the same as one I spied on Pinterest when I was looking for ideas.  I even had to turn to eBay to buy the stamp set.

Today my husband and I celebrate the 52nd anniversary of our wedding.  He's a keeper.  My parents were married on Flag Day so we always teased them that we not only get the flag flying on ours but we get fire works all over the country.  The 4th fell on a Thursday in 1968 so it gave us a few extra days for the wedding and our trip.  Where have the years gone?

Have a great weekend!  Stay safe!



Friday, July 3, 2020

PENNY BLACK - Harmony


This was a Penny Black stamp that I was ready to sell but I stamped off a couple before I listed it.  It sold very quickly.  

For this card I think I stamped it with  SU Crumb Cake because I wanted the color of the flowers to be the focus.  It's similar to one I saw on Pinterest.  I colored the design with SU Petal Pink (light and dark) and Light Old Olive blenders.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

USING UP A LITTLE SCRAP


I had this left over piece of dp from another project and mounted it onto Crisp Cantalope.  I stamped two of the large daisies, one of the medium daisy and the punched them out.  

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

TWO SUNBURST CARDS


Today's post is kind of late in the day, but I just wanted to make sure I got it up.  The first picture isn't one of the two new cards.  You may have seen this card when I posted it in May after taking a class.  Notice how the design on this one splits the middle into two different colors.


I decided I wanted the design to be balanced.  I took the first 1 1/2" x 4" piece and made a mark at the 3/4" mark on the bottom of the piece.  Then I cut from the upper corners down to that mark.  For the rest of the pieces I added them in the same way as the card from May.


For this one, I reversed the designer papers in the order.  I really like the Sunburst design better with the "balanced" look.  I guess it ways something about my personality.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - All That You Are


It's almost 8:00 PM on Wednesday and I just realized I had forgotten to post something for yesterday.

A few days ago I posted two cards that I made using this stamp and mentioned that I had colored this third one but that I had gotten some of the "red" outside the line.  Over several days I worked with it.  Can you find where I "pushed" the red back into the borders?

I'm so glad that I was able to save this one because I love the bold red and green.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Breathtaking Bouquet


I saw a card made with this stamp and it was done with Gold on Black card stock.  I loved their card but a little disappointed in my own.  The card I saw must have used a super fine embossing powder. because the lines were very detailed.  Mine turned out to be a lot thicker.  It is a little prettier in person but still not as nice as the one I saw.  I may use this card for someone celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

I stamped and embossed the top of the cake in the "Happy Birthday to You" set and then fussy cut the cluster of two flowers.  I added it to the card with two foam pads.  Three sprigs from a Tim Holtz set were cut from gold glitter paper and tucked in under the piece that was popped.



Does anyone have any suggestions about gold embossing powder that leaves a really fine, detailed image?  

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Friday, June 26, 2020

6 SIMPLE NOTE CARDS


I don't remember where I got the lavender and pink note cards but I've had them for a very long time and they were always "staring at me" in a card parts box on my table.  They came with colored envelopes.  It was time to use them so I simply added some white die cuts. I think all of the designs are from Memory Box.  A sentiment was added to the front of each.  


You will note that some of the note cards were cut in half, trimmed down to fit on an A2 card front.  I did that because some of the note cards had faded edges on the back.


I still have 4 more pink ones to make up and then that will be the last of them.  These will all be donated and I will no longer have to look at them.  

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - All That You Are - 2 cards


This is such a great image to color. I used SU Blenders to color the images on the card above and the one below.  I colored a third one using Real Red and Shaded Spruce.  I really like it, but got a little red outside of the line and to me it ruined it.  Using a Copic Colorless Blender I tried "pushing" the red back and it did pretty good but it left an area that looked smudged. I'm going to continue working with it.  If it doesn't work, then I'm definitely going to make another one because it really makes a bold statement.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

FINAL MOSAIC MADNESS #7 - For Christmas


This was a fun card to make so I made three of them.  Naturally, this idea definitely came from one I saw on Pinterest.  The one I saw used a red star, but I much preferred a gold glitter one.

Since my Christmas sentiment stamps are all put away until late this fall, I won't add a sentiment under the tree until I get them out.  I think just a small "Merry Christmas" will do just fine.

Thank you for checking out all of these cards.  They were a lot of fun but now the stamp set, punch and embossing folder are all for sale on eBay.



Monday, June 22, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Mosaic Madness #6


This is another of my favorites that I made using this set.  It may not show up very well, but I used some little shiny metal "Dot Sparklers" in the center of each of the stamped images.  I was thinking about making this one in different colors as well, but I really love it in black and white!

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Friday, June 19, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Mosaic Madness #5


For this card I changed the orientation to horizontal.  Thank you for coming by today.  I still have two more cards to reveal, so come back again next Monday and Tusesday to see those.

Most of the cards I have made using this stamp set will eventually be going to the Iowa Veterans Home for veterans to send to their loved ones.  

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Mosaic Madness #4


This is one of my favorites that I made. The layer with the designs measures 3 3/4" x 5".  I carefully punched out three areas on that white card stock and added the black and white dp behind the openings. The designs on top were stamped, punched out and then added with foam dots.  The sentiment is from the SU "Happy Birthday to You" stamp set.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Mosaic Madness #3


For this card, I used Midnight Muse Ink but I made the same card using Shaded Spruce, Raspberry Ripple and Cherry Cobbler.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Mosaic Madness #2


Using the same colors as I used on yesterday's cards, put this card together using only a strip of the embossed design.  Using an additional punch, I made the butterflies from the coordinating designer paper.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Retired Mosaic Madness


The end of May I pulled out a beautiful stamp that I was ready to part with, made some quick cards which I posted and listed it for sale.  It sold almost immediately.  I was determined a few days ago to pull out another stamp set that I hadn't used in a long time, make some cards with it and then sell it.

This is a really neat set.  It consists of the stamp set, embossing folder and a punch which all coordinate.

This is the first of the cards you will be seeing this week using the Stampin' Up! retired Mosaic Madness.  Since I wanted to make some cards quickly, I depended on Pinterest for the inspiration on most of these cards.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

THINKING OF YOU THIS SEASON


I made this card a few weeks ago but I'm pretty sure it was CASED from one I saw on Pinterest.  My friend, Lynette, makes a lot of Christmas/Holiday cards all year long.  This year I have quite a few made up ahead of time.  When I took that all-day class in May, I made two cards with a holiday theme which really got myself started.  I may not have to make many more when it's time to use them.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS


This card is a CASE of one I saw on Pinterest.  The designer paper is "All is Calm" from Stampin' Up!. I stamped two of the trees using the SU "Festival of Trees" stamp set and then punched them out with the coordinating punch.  I punched a third tree from white card stock and sponged it with Pool Party ink.

I think it needs something added to the left portion of the card but not sure what.  I might try adding a die cut snowflake or attempting to tie a bow with the same ribbon that I used.  I am not always successful with getting pretty bows from some ribbons.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

HAPPY HOLIDAYS (A little early)

I had cards earmarked to add to my blog for several weeks, but just marking them to post doesn't get them here.  The trouble with actually scheduling them ahead of time, I then forget to pick up and schedule more.  I forgot to get cards for Monday and Tuesday but will save those for later.


Several weeks ago I posted some cards using this designer paper from Stampin' Up!.  I still had some of it close at hand, so I decided to make one more card with and used the strips.  By adding two punched trees, and a sentiment I have a card ready for December.

The strips are adhered to a piece of white card stock and then glued to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white card stock. The trees were added.  Before adding that to the card base, I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts.

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Friday, June 5, 2020

SIMON SAYS CROCUS DIE


This is a set of two dies.  I love how they can be used separately or together on one card.  Such a pretty design.  I cut them with white card stock first and then cut respective areas with colored card stock.  There were a couple tiny pieces that were a little difficult to add back into the correct area.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

ALCOHOL BACKGROUNDS


Recently my friend, Harriet posted a card using this die.  Since I also have one and already had some alcohol pieces ready to go, I made these two cards.  The background in the one above was made rubbing some gold foil paper over the alcohol ink just before it was dry. It really adds a nice touch.


I think this background was made by one of our granddaughters.  I love the "movement" of the way it is swished around.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

FINAL GRADUATION CARDS



I really like this silhouette die although the faces look pretty young. 

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2 GRADUATION CARDS


The card above and below are ones I made to send to some of the graduates here in town.


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Monday, June 1, 2020

3 GRADUATION CARDS

Our community like most others are not holding high school graduation ceremonies due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  I am so sorry that the students and their family members are not getting to experience the important milestone in their lives.  Our small town had a parade of golf carts and cars around for each of the graduates here in town.  We hope that helped them know that we are very proud of them.

The are cards I made for a lady who wanted cards for graduates from three different schools.  I like to make them in the school colors if at all possible.  




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Friday, May 29, 2020

STAMPIN' UP! - Heartfelt Blooms

I was preparing to sell this stamp set but decided to stamp off some images to make a few cards before I let the set go.  I didn't plan on making as many as I did, but I managed to very quickly get 14 cards from this beautiful set.  I made some in three different colors.  I'm going to show all of them here and if you are interested in buying the stamp set let me know.











It's just time to start weeding out my stamp sets..........especially with a new catalog coming out in the next few days!

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STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #6

The punched vases are from a 6 x 6 package of designer papers and for this card, I just left the flowers without coloring them. Thank...