Monday, October 15, 2018

Country Home Hello

Happy Monday! I have another pretty card to share using the Country Home stamp set. I didn't think I was going to like this set as much as I do! I feel like the colors I used are a little more springy than fall but that just shows how versatile this set it!

I used the Stampin' Blends to color in the image on Shimmery White cardstock. Colors used are: Smokey Slate, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Highland Heather.

The image was cut out and layered on Frosted Floral and Wood Textures DSP. I love the way these 2 DSPs work together. The cute little Hello sentiment is from the set and is stamped on Highland Heather card stock.

On the tin holding the flowers, I added a Calypso Coral bow and one of the Blossoms elements. Those little flowers are so cute! This was my first time using them! I also added the Share What You Love Artisan pearls and Iridescent sequins. I just can't make a card without sequins! :)

I hope this card brightened up your day!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

September Paper Pumpkin - Halloween Cards

Hello!! I have some super cute Halloween cards to share today. I don't normally make too many cards for Halloween. But I decided I wanted to use this month's Paper Pumpkin kit to make some fun cards. The kit this month features all the supplies needed to make adorable treat bags! I LOVE the kit this month. My kids even had fun putting their own treat bags together. Since I knew I wasn't going to make all of the bags, I decided to take a few of the elements from the kit to make some cards.


These cards came together pretty quickly. I used a few of the sheets from the Brights Designer Series pack (Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape). After I cut out the large piece for the background, I saved the skinny piece that was leftover and added it to one of the cards with a different background color. 

As you can see, each card has one of the elements from the kit (ghost, bat and pumpkin). I then cut circles with the Stitched Shapes Framelits as a layer behind those elements. Each card also has a stripe of Mini Stripe Gorgeous Grape ribbon.

I also added the black twine to each of the cards as well. I used the stamps to stamp some of the sentiments as well as those creepy spiders and bats! :) The word Spooky was one of the stickers from the kit. I did the pumpkin card last and I think I might have used the stickers on the other cards too if I would have thought of it sooner. Oh well, they are still fun cards!

Do you have this kit? Has anyone else come up with other fun ideas? With just a few additional supplies from your stash you can use the stamps and other elements from the kit to make cards as well! It's a great bang for your buck!

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Have a spooky day!!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Country Home

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours was busy but we had some fun and went to Sesame Place on Saturday with the kids. Other than that it was the usual weekend cleaning. Today's card is one I did a week ago or so but I haven't had a chance to share it yet. I recently got some new Stampin' Blends colors and the Country Home stamp set so I was dying to do some coloring. I also just recently got the Buffalo Plaid stamp and had to use that as well. I can see that this stamp will be well used!

For the image I used several different Blends: Smokey Slate; Daffodil Delight; Garden Green; Cajun Craze; Rich Razzleberry; Soft Seafoam. I stamped the image on Shimmery White cardstock. It's hard to see in the photo but it gives it a nice shimmer look to it. After I colored, I cut it out and layered it onto a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock that was embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder.

The Buffalo Plaid stamp was stamped in Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake card stock. I layered this onto a piece of Wood Textures DSP. I wanted the card to have a rustic look. I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry.

To finish off the card I added a piece of Lace Trim and Tranquil Tide velvet ribbon. Then I added a few of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. I had so much fun coloring with this set. I made another card that I will share soon and I hope to color some more of these flowers/plants.

Have a great Monday!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Sincerely Santa Class

Hello! I'm excited to announce my next class. It's been quite a while since my last one. This class is so fun! When you purchase this kit, you receive all the supplies to make 30 tags plus an adorable tin to hold them all! I will supply the stamp set and ink pads for you to stamp all of your tags. I will also show you how you can easily turn these tags into cards. (Don't need 30 tags, don't worry, I'm offering an option to make 10 or 20 tags. Note: you will NOT receive the tin with these options).

Date: October, 23 7 pm
Location: My house, Frenchtown
     Option 1: $25 (includes kit, 1 card stock base, 1 4 x 5 1/4 sheet of DSP and 1 pillow box)
     Option 2: $15 (20 tags, 1 card stock base, 1 4 x 5 1/4 sheet of DSP and 1 pillow box)
     Option 3: $10 (10 tags, 1 card stock base, 1 4 x 5 1/4 sheet of DSP and 1 pillow box)

RSVP: October 12

Get a jump on your holiday tags and cards. Contact me now to sign up!!

Happy Friday!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fall Birthday Card

Happy Monday! I'm back again with another card I made using Brushos and the Colorful Seasons stamp set. The weather is taking a turn towards fall and it was a little chilly yesterday and today. So I figure now is the time to make all the fall cards I can. My mom's birthday was on Saturday (along with my nephew's first birthday) so I made this fall card for her. 

I had fun making the leaves on a previous fall card, so I wanted to do it again. This time I paired it with the Share What you Love DSP. I haven't used this as much and I forgot how great the designs are in this package. After that I layered a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock that was embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing folder. I love this embossing folder!!

The sentiment is from Stitched All Around. I stamped it on a piece of the Woodgrain DSP, which was die with the Stitched Labels Framelits. A fun technique that  I don't do as often is stamping on DSP.  I like how this came out with the white wash wood DSP. It was light enough for my sentiment but still have enough texture so that it wasn't too stark.

The finishing touches to this card was Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon and Gold Faceted Gems. Since I was hand delivering this card, I figured I could go crazy on the gold gems. They are turning into a new favorite too!!

Happy Fall!! Have a great day!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Stitched All Around - Watercolor card

Hello! It's another gloomy rainy day here in the east coast. Enough with the rain already!! While I wait for the sun to shine, I'll share a fun and bright card I made. I actually made the watercolor background a couple of weeks ago but I never had the time to finish it. So these pretty colors have been staring at me waiting to be put together on a card!

To start, I wet my Shimmer white paper and added Gorgeous Grape, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick ink and blended until I got a background I liked. Then I added some drops of those same colors and heat dried with my embossing gun. I layered this onto Petal Pink cardstock (also a new favorite color!). I stamped the sentiment twice on Petal Pink cardstock. I cut it out with a stitched shape circle and then I just cut out the word "darling" to make it pop.

The final touches on this card were Gorgeous Grape and Polka Dot tulle ribbon, Flirty Flamingo bakers twine (which I just realized is retired) and Glitter Enamel dots. I am loving these colors together! Gorgeous Grape is my new favorite color from the catalog. I've been waiting for a purple like this forever!

I hope this brightened up your day! Thanks for stopping by!

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