Saturday, March 21, 2020

Global Design Project #232

Happy Saturday!! I have a fun and pretty card to share today. I used some of my quarantined time today to play along with the Global Design Project challenge this week. The challenge this week was to CASE the Designer. Here is the card to CASE this week:

This was such a pretty card to CASE. Now here is my card!

I pretty much CASED the card exactly. I loved all the flowers and bright colors. I took out the Abstract Impressions stamp set which I haven't used all that much lately. I forgot how much I love this set. It's great for making your own DSP.

I stamped the flowers in Petal Pink/Grapefruit Grove and Pool Party/Blueberry Bushel. The leaves are Soft Sea Foam/Granny Apple Green. And I used one of the grass stamps in the set stamped with Pineapple Punch and filled in the white spaces. I stamped it on scrap paper first so the yellow wasn't so bright.

My hand crafted DSP was layered on top of the Peaceful Poppies DSP. I then used another flower image from the set and stamped 3 more flowers that I cut out and layered around the circle.

This was such a fun challenge. I love how bright and cheerful my card came out! I'm definitely going to try this again in some other colors. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday Magnolias!

Hello, Happy Friday! How is everyone doing during this quarantine?? I've been fairly quiet on here as I've been juggling working from home and homeschooling at the same time! Yikes, it's been a bit of a learning curve. And then last week I was down with strep throat for a few days. So the past few weeks have been interesting. With all my extra time at home, I'm hoping to get some more crafting time in.

Today's card it one that I made a couple of weeks ago but hadn't shared yet. It's been a while since I've used the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle so I decided to use that for this card. I chose to use some light colors (Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam and Gray Granite) paired against the black background.

I love how this card came out. It's definitely a hand delivery type of card since you don't want to squish that pretty flower. The large magnolia flower was stamped on Basic Black card stock and embossed with clear embossing powder. It keeps the background subtle by letting the pretty flower shine.

Behind the flower are some Soft Sea Foam leaves, a Pool Party circle and Gold Shimmer ribbon. The Hello sentiment is from Well Written and it's stamped on Gray Granite card stock that was punched with Classic Label punch.

I hope you are all staying sane and inside during this time. I also hope you're able to get some crafting time in to get your mind off of things.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

GDP #230 - Magnolia Floral Thank You

Hello! I'm playing along with the Global Design Project challenge this week. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge. This is a great basic sketch. Pop on over to Global Design Project to check out the projects from the design team.

Now here is my submission.

I pulled out the Good Morning Magnolia bundle for this card. This set was one of my early favorites from the annual catalog. It's such a great flower for coloring. I used the Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green Stampin Blends for the flower. After I colored the flower, I die cut it and then cut the leaves so I could rearrange them behind the flower.

I layered the flower on a Terracotta Tile circle. This is my first time using this color and I like how it goes with Petal Pink. The DSP used is the Golden Honey DSP from the SAB catalog. Again, this DSP has some really great bold and basic prints.

The sentiment is from Seriously The Best, which is so fitting. This set really is great. I didn't think I needed it at first but I love having a large script sentiment and then smaller sentiments to go with them.

Oh and one other fun element I used on this card are the leaves from the Magnolia Lane cork embellishments. I tucked them in behind the other leaves for some additional texture to the card. It gives the card a fun pop!

Isn't this a fun challenge??!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

More Bonanza Buddies

Happy Wednesday! Quick post here for you today. But I wanted to share another card with the Bonanza Buddies bundle. These guys are just the cutest and so much cuter when there is a die to cut them out!!

I decided to whip out some embossing paste for this card. It's been a while since I've used it. But it made me remember how much fun it is and how it gives the card some extra dimension. I used the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative masks and used the embossing paste on Pool Party card stock. Once that dried, I added a strip of Granny Apple Green card stock and the die cut animals.

In the top left corner, I die cut the party banners with Sparkle Glimmer paper and added a sentiment in the bottom corner. I love using the classic label punch for those smaller sentiments.

I hope this card brightened your day today.

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Cute Koalas

Hello, Happy Tuesday! I'm officially in love with the Birthday Bonanza buddies!! I'm finally taking a slight break from the Painted Poppies bundle and I'm moving on to the Birthday Bonanza bundle. I wasn't planning on getting this set but the animals in this set are just way too cute to pass up. Today, I decided to use the cute koala and kind of make my own DSP.

I stamped Mr. Koala several times on a sheet of Shimmer White card stock. In the blank spaces I colored it with the light Pool Party marker and added some Granny Apple Green little stars. Aren't they all just so cute!!

The base of the card uses one of the sheets from the Birthday Bonanza DSP. Then I added my colored card stock of koalas on top. If you look closely you can see I added some Happiness Blooms enamel dots to the centers of some of the green stars.

The "Hello" sentiment is from Seriously the Best stamp set and the "friend" sentiment is from the Well Said stamp set. Friend was stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. Hello was stamped in Poppy Parade ink and then I fussy cut it out.

I just love the fun bright colors of this card. So are you in love with these guys yet??? Don't be surprised if you see some more card with these guys over the next few days! :)

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Purple Poppies!

Hello! It's another Painted Poppy day! While I had this set on my desk, I've whipped up a bunch of cards, so I hope your ready to see a few more with this set. It's hard not to make a bunch of cards with this set and this pretty paper. I think this paper is one of my favorites from the Peaceful Poppies DSP. The colors are so bright and vibrant so I decided to pair it with a lighter Purple Posy poppy. Doesn't that color look so great with the DSP?

For the center of the flower, I colored it with wink of stella for extra shimmer. The leaves were cut out with Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow card stock. 

I also used a strip of DSP from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP from Sale-a-bration and a strip of Gold Glimmer paper for some extra sparkle!

For the sentiment I used the Well Said stamp set. Since there was some yellow in the DSP, I decided to stamp the sentiment on Pineapple Punch card stock. I love the extra "punch" it adds. :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Global Design Project #227 - Let It Grow

Happy Thursday! I'm playing along with the Global Design Project this week. This week's challenge is Let it Grow. So of course I have to use my new favorite set.... the Painted Poppies Bundle. 

I have several thank you cards to make so I have a few cards to share over the next few days with this set. I hope you don't get sick of this set!! :)

I used some of the pretty Peaceful Poppies DSP for the background. I just used the simple green stripe paper to show off the pretty flowers.

The flowers are layered on one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly set. Then I ran the Soft Sea Foam paper through the Big Shot with the subtle embossing folder. I did something fun with the leaves on the card below. I used the splatter stamp from the set and stamped it several times with Mossy Meadow and then stamped the leaf image on top and die cut. So it the leaves have a fun splatter look. The leaves on the card above are just stamped with the "blob" image from the set. I'm not sure what the technical name is for that stamp in the set, haha!

For the finishing touches, I added some ribbon from the Magnolia Ribbon combo pack, some basic adhesive sequins, Share What you Love pearls (retired) and wink of stella in the center of the flowers.

Stay tuned for some more flowers over the next few days!!

Have a wonderful day!