Handmade Cards, Product Shares, Spring, Thanks

1 Card 2 Ways and Happiness Blooms

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I saw this designer series paper sheet in the Happiness Blooms suite and I couldn’t decide if it looked more like fireworks or daisy’s. Since I have the Daisy Punch… you can guess the rest. But then I wasn’t sure which colors I wanted to use (not that I used the one I thought I would). Now I need YOUR opinion. Which color combo do you like the best? Pineapple Punch or Lovely Lipstick? Leave me a comment below.

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Fall, Handmade Cards, Technique, Thanks

All the Good Things Card


This is the final card in my thankful series and let me THANK YOU. Some journeys are longer than others or may have a few more detours. Thank you for being by my side-you are a good thing to me!

My class ‘County Home Decor’ used this stamp set and paper so naturally I thought “what else can I do with it?” Start with that same standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base in Whisper White Cardstock. Add a layer of Country Lane Designer Series Paper. Next stamp the Cat-tail foliage and milk jug image from the County Home Stamp Set on to Whisper White Cardstock in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink. Use a Sponge Dauber and Crushed Curry ink to add a yellow cast to the card. *In retrospect I would not do this again because it tainted the colors after coloring but if you like the 1970’s photo look- go for it *

Color the image with the following Stampin’ Blends Markers: Light & Dark Smokey Slate, Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Old Olive, Bronze, Dark Crumb Cake, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Highland Heather.

Let me just take a moment to wax poetic here about the Stampin’ Blends Markers. Even though I bought the whole set of Stampin’ Write Markers I never loved coloring with them, my pictures always looked like a 5 year old did it. Using them for inking stamps in separate colors and writing out cards- YES but not coloring. My outlook on coloring with markers has done a total 180 with Stampin’ Blends…. I LOVE THEM FOR COLORING!!! You will too. Ok off soap box back to the card.

**Technique alert: Partial Die Cutting. Using the Big Shot with the normal sandwich (base, plate, paper, die, plate) off set the top plate so the edge lines up with the area on the die which you wish to stop cutting at.

Cut out the image with the oval Stitched Shapes Framelits then fussy cut the remainder. Adhere using snail adhesive and use your finger to curl up the cat-tails. Distress the area under and around the image with a dry Early Espresso Sponge Dauber.

Cut a width of Vellum 4 1/4 inches long and wide enough to fit the sentiment from the set. Stamp in Early Espresso Ink and allow to dry- feel free to use a Heat Tool on low to speed up the process. Once dry adhere to the outside edge only with Liquid Multipurpose Glue (AKA Tombow).

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CASEd with Class, Creative Fold, Fall, Handmade Cards, Holiday Themed, Retired Gems, Thanks

Dashing Deer Creative Fold

The following cards were made at Stamping in the Woods with Linda Bauwin, my up line. I credit her with the design (even if I didn’t follow it exactly). Below is the supply list minus the beautiful Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Series Paper that has sold out.fullsizeoutput_20d4fullsizeoutput_20d3fullsizeoutput_20e0fullsizeoutput_20e1

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Fall, Handmade Cards, Technique, Thanks

Thanks a Bunch Card


Spreading thanks is a part of this time of the year. It is so simple to change someone’s day in ways we can’t even imagine with a small token of appreciation. Any who has received a handmade card or gift truly feels loved. 

Cut a standard size card base (5 1/2 by 8 1/2) in Soft Suede using a Stampin’ Trimmer. Fold in half on the long side and sharpen the crease with a Bone Folder. Cut a base layer (4 x 5 1/4) from Natures’ Poem Designer Series Paper. Ink the flower bunch image from Wood Words in Versa Mark Ink and stamp on the top 1/3 line of the card of the Nature’s Poem Paper. Coat with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Don’t worry about any stray powder, it will only add to the Americana feel of this card. Melt embossing powder with the Heat Tool. 

**Technique alert: Emboss resist. Using Soft Suede ink on a Sponge Dauber rub color over and around the embossed image after cooled. Rub a tissue or paper towel to remove any excess ink from the Image.**

To get the shadow around the image use the above technique. Also, apply ink to the edges of the designer series paper to help antique the card.

**Technique alert: Antiquing foil paper. Using a nail file scratch surface of Silver foil paper and rub Soft Suede Ink into the paper using a sponge dauber.**

Antique a small scrap piece of Silver Foil with the above technique. Using Stazon Ink stamp “Thanks a Bunch” from the Wood Words Stamp set. With a Big Shot and the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits set cut out the sentiment. Adhere with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Color a piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine with the dauber from before WITHOUT reining- we want a very dry dauber so less color will transfer. Just as the technique shows in the Painted Harvest Card Post. Viola! Antique Twine. Adhere with a Mini Glue Dot.

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Handmade Cards, Thanks

Rose Thanks Card

fullsizeoutput_20e9Did you notice my new watermark? How could you not?! Feel free to leave a comment on what you think. Now on to the card, I love this simplicity of this design. 

Start with a base of Crumb Cake Cardstock (4×5 1/2), adhere a layer of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper with Snail adhesive. Stamp the sentiment from Floral Statements with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and color with Water Color Pencils. Feel free to leave it there but I just thought the best final touch would be Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins.

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