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Saturday, August 26, 2017

It's Almost Fall But Still Summer So..........

I decided to continue with the summer theme with this card.  It's gotta be warm somewhere because it sure isn't here!

I really like the Colorful Seasons stamp set and coordinating dies.  It makes it so easy to put together a very pretty card!  First the card:


Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:  Colorful Seasons
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Soft Sky
Paper:  Marina Mist, Powder Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Card Stock, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools and Accessories:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Crumb Cake 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon (retired), Sponge Daubers, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Directions:
Card base is Marina Mist, using a side fold.  Whisper White is cut to 4.5x4.5" square.  Using a scrap piece of paper and the 2-5/8" circle die, cut out the circle and center over the WW piece.  Using sponge daubers, apply Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, and Soft Sky into to simulate sand, water, and sky.  Attach to card front offsetting it to the right. Using branch and flowers and Adirondack Chair from Seasonal Layers Thinlits, cut out using Chocolate Chip for branch and Powder Pink for flowers and Wood Textures DSP stack for chair.  Attach with liquid adhesive as shown in photo.  Color rhinestones with gold color Sharpie marker.  (could also leave clear).  Attach to flower centers.  Tie ribbon on left of card.

So Easy!

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Life is a Beautiful Thing

Some days it just doesn't pay to try to be creative.  Today was one of those days.  I knew I had to make a card since I wanted to post something but didn't have anything new.  And I didn't want to spend half a day making a fancy card that only a few people would really appreciate.  So, I went to my computer and flipped through the cards that I'd saved from various blogs that I follow, and came across the following, created by Melissa Kerman @ Melissa's Crafting Treehouse.  I will admit to CASE'ing it pretty much as she did it and I really like how it turned out.  First the card:



Products Used:

Stamp Set:  Colorful Seasons
Paper:  Early Espresso,  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Early Espresso
Embellishments:  1/4" Copper Trim, Stampin' Dimensionals

Directions:

Cut paper to following sizes:
     Early Espresso Card base:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
     Basic Black Mat:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8""
     Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (cut one each of 2 designs)  2-1/2" x 3-5/8"
     Very Vanilla Sentiment Piece:  2 x 2-1/8"
     Early Espresso Sentiment Mat:  2-1/4" x 2-3/8"

Assembly:
* Stamp sentiment on to Very Vanilla card stock in Early Espresso ink.  Attach sentiment piece to small Basic Black mat piece.  Set aside.
* Adhere two wood textures pieces to large Basic Black mat piece, trimming the patterned pieces if necessary so that enough black mat shows around edges.
* Take copper trim and with your fingers, spread out trim to approximately 1/2" wide.  Wrap around to back side of print/black mat piece and attach with Scotch tape.  Attach this piece to Early Espresso card base with adhesive.
* Using Stampin' Dimensionals, attach sentiment piece to left side of card front.  Using length of expanded copper trim, tie bow at right side of card front.  The shimmer and texture of this trim is simply gorgeous!!

This card is a really good one to use if you need a masculine card for that special guy in your life, or for any man who deserves a special card.

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!




Keeping Hands Warm On Cold Winter Days

I made up a lot of items for my church's holiday craft and bake sale which was held the past 2 Sundays.  I was so busy making up things,...