Dec 182015

Thank You Card It is time to start thinking about Thank You Cards for all those received gifts or holiday parties.

Today’s card is a change from the holiday cards and colors.  The color scheme is more fall colors, but I couldn’t pass up a chance to use the English Garden Designer Series Paper.  I like the watercolor look to the print.  The Designer Series Papers are so wonderful to work with because they are two-sided.  The diagonal stripe is the back of the floral print and makes it super easy to coordinate.

The Designer Series Papers also make it easy to pick the color scheme for the card because the colors in the prints are listed on the package and you just have to pick the matching card stock.  Stampin’ Up! has made it even easier because they now offer a coordinating card stock package for the Designer Series Papers.  For instance:  English Garden 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card stock Assortment Pack (138999) includes 8 pieces each of Hello Honey, Old Olive, and Soft Suede.

For the inside of the card, I repeated the same scallop circle with the Thank You sentiment. Thank You Card inside

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Nov 182015

Thank You CardYou are so kind Card Sketch is designed for the card sketch this week at i Love Card Sketches.

The background for the large butterfly is triple-stamped and then cut out with the large butterfly framelit.  The Pacific Point front of the butterfly is cut with the large butterfly thinlit and then layered over the background.  I added the rhinestones for the body, but I am missing the antennae.

I made the card a week or so ago and just found the tiny antennae stamp on my floor just a few days ago.  I found it while I was looking for another small photopolymer stamp that had gone missing.

The question is:  How do you keep track of those tiny stamps, especially the photopolymer stamps that are so nice and clear?  I am trying to train myself to immediately clean my photopolymer stamps to avoid as much staining as possible, but I don’t always put them away until later.  That has led to missing images on more than one occasion.  More training is needed because these older eyes have a really hard time finding things that fall to the floor.  My worse fear is that they will end up in the trash.  Any suggestions for me?

OK – so clean immediately and then store back in the case immediately.  That seems such a simple answer, but when I’m on a roll with creating, I hate to stop for such mundane things.  C’est la vie.

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Nov 062015

front of envelope Thank You NoteYou don’t want to forget to make up some Thank You Notes & Envelopes.

The new envelope paper from Stampin’ Up! gives you a lighter weight paper just perfect for envelopes.  Add a liner of Designer Series Paper to match your note cards and everyone will know how much you appreciate their kindness and/or gifts.

I have included a free, complete tutorial with supplies and instructions for you HERE.

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Aug 242015

Thank You CardThe Fall Colors Card represents my wishful thinking towards cooler days and nights.

All the colors are pulled from the Farmers’ Market Designer Series Paper.  The background doily is brayered first with Hello Honey ink and then sponged with Tangerine Tango and Old Olive inks.

The little bit of wheat grass showing is stamped lightly with Soft Suede and then again with Old Olive.  The Stamp-a-ma-jig is used to line up the images and also helps to line up the sentiment over top the wheat.  The sentiment layered is also sponged with Tangerine Tango and Old Olive ink.

I am definitely looking forward to cooler temperatures, but this card could send a Thank You note any time.

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Jul 272015

Thank You CardSending Many Thanks uses the cute Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper.  The paper is not just for baby cards.  There are several charming images that can be used on a variety of cards.  What is not to like about all these li’l turtles bringing the message?

The card is created for a card sketch challenge for a tall and skinny card.  The dimensions of the finished card front are 3 1/2″ X 5 1/2″.  This same sketch could easily be converted to a standard 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ card front.

You may be wondering about the darker strip across the bottom.  I wanted to accent the line by darkening the Tip Top Taupe card stock with Tip Top Taupe ink.  It turned out much darker than I anticipated, but I like it.

The card is simply layered shapes.  No fancy cuts and relatively few supplies.  I could have stopped there, but the Zig Zag embossing folder on the background adds a little depth and it is hard for me to not use my embossing folders on at least one layer on a card.

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Jul 202015

So Many Smiles cardToday’s So Many Smiles Card was so much fun to put together.  I love all the circles – the bicycle wheels, the polka dots, the cut-out circles and of course the smiley face.

The framelits and thinlits make it so easy to put together.  And, the Petite Pairs stamp set is perfect.  The theme is carried to the inside of the card to complete the Petite Pairs greeting.

inside of the card

inside of the card

The colors for the card are pulled from the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper.  The Tangerine Tango center brightens up the whole card.  If you want a more subdued color scheme, there are several colors to choose from in the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper.  That is why I love Stampin’ Up! products.  You can depend on the color coordination.

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Jul 012015

Friend Card SketchILCS35Friend card sketch uses Awesomely Artistic stamp set and other Stampin’ Up! supplies and is designed for i Love Card Sketches weekly sketch.  It can be adapted as a birthday card, get well card, thank you card or just because card.

To create the focal point, I stamped the large flower image onto Very Vanilla using Rich Razzleberry ink and used a sponge dauber to add Pear Pizzazz and more Rich Razzleberry.  Then the image is spritzed with water to blend it just a bit.  The tiny flowers are cut from Rich Razzleberry card stock using the Tree Builder punch.  A touch of Crystal Effects is added to the center of each tiny flower.

The dragonfly image is stamped first on Rich Razzleberry card stock and again on Very Vanilla card stock.  Both images are cut close and glued together just at the body.  The wings are cut so they can move individually and Crystal Effects covers the whole dragonfly.

The Lost Lagoon square is stamped with Lost Lagoon ink using the dashed image repeatedly.  Now it resembles canvas or burlap.

The card base is stamped with both of the fern images using Pear Pizzazz to bring the whole card together.

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Jun 292015

You are so kindMonday’s card sketch features Watercolor Wings.

I haven’t had much chance to play with my new products from the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.  I’ve been vacationing and having a wonderful time visiting family in California.  But now, I am back with a Monday card sketch using one of the stamp sets and framelits I know I will be using a lot.

The color combination uses one of the new 2015-2017 In Colors, Cucumber Crush.  The In Color lace trims are so pretty.  I have no doubt I will be using those quite a bit as well.

The Watercolor Wings are so easy to color.  Just stamp the three images in three different tones and cut it out with the coordinating framelits.  This card features the medium butterfly with the small butterfly image overlaying the medium.  I punched the small one out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and trimmed it slightly and glued just the body to the medium butterfly.

The Daffodil Delight background is embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  The Bermuda Bay layer is stamped with the dotted image and the lace trim is also dotted to give everything a coordinating look.

Have you checked out the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog?  If you have, you probably have a wish list as long as mine.  So many beautiful new products as well as some returning favorites.  Be sure to go to my Online Store to see the catalog and purchase all your Stampin’ Up! needs.

Jun 172015

Hexagon design ILCS33-001Today’s Thanks Much card sketch is designed for i Love Card Sketches.

I love the way the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set, the Honeycomb embossing folder and the Hexagon punch all coordinate.  Combined with the card sketch, they make it easy to create an eye-catching card.   The long, skinny card base will also make a nice gift card and just the right size to include cash or a check.

First the Soft Sky card base is embossed with the Honeycomb folder.  The flower image from Six-Sided Sampler is stamped onto Sahara Sand with Elegant Eggplant ink.  This layer is punched out and then trimmed close to the image with Paper Snips.  The mat is punched from Wisteria Wonder with the Hexagon punch and the flowers are also punched from Wisteria Wonder using the Petite Petals punch.

The central image is another stamp from Six-Sided Sampler and again stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink.  The sentiment is stamped onto Sahara Sand card stock, punched out with the Hexagon punch and the trimmed horizontally close to the words.

A few rhinestones are added for the mandatory bling.  Before adding the hexagons, a strip of Wisteria Wonder seam binding is glued across the middle of the card front.  The end of the ribbon is tucked under itself rather than wrapped to the inside.

To see more samples with this week’s card sketch, go to i Love Card Sketches.