Thursday, April 30, 2020

Mother's Day Freebie Sentiment #4

Here is another freebie Mother's Day sentiment for you:

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To download these, right click on the image and select the option to "save as"  to your own computer.  I use a word processing program (like Microsoft Word or Word Perfect) to insert these into a document, size them appropriately and then simply print on heavy card stock and cut it out with either a punch or a die.

Here's a card I made with this sentiment:
The card base is Grapefruit Grove (another color I am going to miss so much).  The layer is Daffodil Delight and it was embossed with the Ornate Floral embossing folder.  The larger of the flowers is from Believe You Can, a host set that is retiring next month and the small flower with the leaves is from the Ornate Style stamp set.  I cut the sentiment out with the Stitched Labels dies and the small flowers were cut with my Scan n Cut machine (really, there will be a post about that soon). I colored all the flowers with my Stampin' Blends.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

More coloring fun!

I have recently been getting back to coloring digital images.  Many moons ago, I was a design team member at Bugaboo Stamps and I love their images.  Here is another one that I colored up and made cards from:


The top card has a Balmy Blue base and the image was stamped on a birthday frame die cut that I got from Reasonable Craft Dies.  There is a die for a birthday sentiment but I just didn't cut it out.  The bottom card has a Highland Heather base and the layer is another plaid I created using the Concord and 9th diagonal stamp set.  I cut a label from Gorgeous Grape using the Ornate Layers dies and added a layer with the image cut with the Stitched Rectangles dies.  I love to color these images - so much fun and I got to use some of my fun coloring tools from Arteza that I purchased, but never used.  Going prospecting in the craft cave has proved to be a great experience!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

This time I made it myself ...

I recently saw a card on LeAnne's page that used a new stamp set from Concord & 9th that creates a diagonal plaid.  Here's a link to the stamp set. Given my absolute love of both gingham and plaid, how could I resist.  It was out of stock at first, but I got the magic email that said they now had it, so I had to get it.  Struggled a little at first, but finally figured out how to use it and WOW is it fun.  I can see more fun coming down the road with this stamp set.  Here's the card I made:

Card base is Pineapple Crush with a layer of Call Me Clover under the plaid piece.  The plaid was created using Pineapple Crush and Call Me Clover.  I had cut out a bunch of the critters from the Welcome Easter set and decided to color up the bunny for a baby card with my blends.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out using Stitched Rectangle dies. Here are some of the products I used on this card:
If you want details on the Stampin' Blends that I used, just let me know and I can put together a list.  A link to my email is in the sidebar and you can always leave me a comment.  Please be sure to include your email address in the comment so that I can respond.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are all staying healthy and safe!  

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Mother's Day Freebie Sentiment #3

Here is another Mother's Day freebie for you:
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To download these, right click on the image and select the option to "save as"  to your own computer.  I use a word processing program (like Microsoft Word or Word Perfect) to insert these into a document, size them appropriately and then simply print on heavy card stock and cut it out with either a punch or a die.

I have been making cards with these sentiments.  I am keeping them pretty simple and basic, but there are myriads of ways these could be used.  Here are the cards I made with today's sentiment:

The card base for the top card is Balmy Blue with a layer of Balmy Blue subtles dsp.  I cut one of the labels from the Ornate Layers dies.  I layered a sentiment cut using the stitched nested labels dies.  I colored the flower using my Stampin' blends.  The second card is using So Saffron and the Calypso Coral dsp from the subtles pack. These cards were very quick and easy to make!  Here are some of the products I used:
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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Lots of Color

We had a very varied spring here in Colorado.  Some days (way too many) have been filled with snow, cold and general gray weather. On those days, I like to delve into using lots of color on my projects.  This year we have the advantage of an Annual Catalog sneak peek with the Ornate Garden suite of products.  I went a bit crazy and just made tons of cards using these wonderful products.  Here is another one:

The card base for this card is Granny Apple Green with an embossed layer of Grapefruit Grove.  I embossed the Grapefruit Grove with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and spritzed it with some Champagne Mist shimmer paint mixed in a spritzer with alcohol.  It gives it a nice shimmery effect that I just love.  I had stamped and cut out a bunch of the flowers from the Ornate Style stamp set and I colored them with my markers.  I cut a piece of Pineapple Crush paper with the Ornate Layers dies and mounted a piece of white with one of the stamps from the Ornate Thanks stamp set and added some gold accents from my stash.  The little flowers have Diamond Gems on them and that completed the card.  Here are some of the products I used on this project:
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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Mother's Day Freebie Sentiment #2

Here is the next in this year's freebie sentiments for Mother's Day:

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To download these, right click on the image and select the option to "save as"  to your own computer.  I use a word processing program (like Microsoft Word or Word Perfect) to insert these into a document, size them appropriately and then simply print on heavy card stock and cut it out with either a punch or a die.

Here are a couple of cards I made with this sentiment:

The cardstock colors used on these cards are: Rococo 'Rose, Mint Macaron and So Saffron. I also used Ornate Garden dsp.  The ribbon is Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin and Petal Pink Metallic Edge. One of the great advantages of cleaning and organizing my craft room has been all the wonderful discoveries of old tools and papers that I had forgotten I had.  Both base die cuts were made with some really old Spellbinders dies that I rediscovered tucked away under one of my tables.  Both sentiment panels were die cut using Layering Squares and Stitched Shapes dies. I colored the roses with a combination of my blends and markers. I am making relatively simple, basic layouts on these cards in order to showcase the sentiments, but feel free to go wild with ideas on how to use these!

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Final Adventure with Perfectly Plaid

I can't really promise I won't play with that paper anymore as there is a ton of it and it's so much fun, but for now I'm going to put it back on the shelf.  These papers are from the Christmas set, but I didn't think the patterns really screamed "Christmas" to me. Here are the cards:


The top card uses one of the dies from Ornate Borders set (I do love that set so much) and also an older die and stamp from Stitched All Around (stamp) and Stitched Labels (dies). The card base is Mint Macaron with a layer of Balmy Blue and then the plaid piece.  The second card  has a card base of Terracotta Tile and then a layer of Mint Macaron with the plaid piece on top.  I used a sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set  stamped in Terracotta Tile and die cut with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set. It was layered on a Terracotta Tile piece punched with the Label Me Lovely punch. The Mint Macaron piece was cut using the Stitched Squares dies and I used a retired slot punch for the terracotta ribbon.. I am wishing I had run the Mint Macaron square through an embossing folder, maybe next time.  I added some gold faceted gems and called it a card.

Here are some of the products I used on these cards:

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