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 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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Nov 042015

Friendship Card ILCS53Friendship is the SPICE of life Friendship Card is my interpretation of the i Love Card Sketches sketch this week.

I know it is not exactly a winter card, but I needed a break from holiday themed projects.  This card can still express your appreciate of a friend even this time of year.

The stamped images are all fussy cut and added to the brick wall with dimensionals.  Usually when I color an embossing folder I don’t want the overinking, but for the bricks, it works great.

As I am typing this up, I see an opportunity to add a little bling.  Maybe I should add a rhinestone in the middle of the heart flower.

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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 292015

Thank You CardToday’s Grateful card is designed for the card sketch at i Love Card Sketches.

This is a quick and easy card.  I used the Simply Scored with the diagonal plate to create the diagonal embossed lines to match the diagonal lines in the small squares of Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper is layered over coordinating card stock and the Mint Macaron lace trim helps to pull the color scheme together.

Stampin’ Up! products are so easy to use because the papers, card stock, ink, and embellishments all go together.  When you take a look at the Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Up! catalog, you will find coordinating card stock packs.  Buy a package of Designer Series Paper and the coordinating card stock pack and you have a great start to fun creativity.



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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 062015

Enjoy Card SketchThe Enjoy Monday Card Sketch uses the Awesomely Artistic stamp set for the ferns and the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set for the “enjoy”.  It was created for a card sketch challenge.  I am in love with both of these stamp sets because you can create a variety of card styles and mix and match the sentiments to use for all occasions.

The color combination is Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Soft Sky with a neutral Very Vanilla base.  I started with the Designer Series Paper, as I often do, and chose the other colors to coordinate.

The flower embellishment is created using what I call the scrunched flower technique.  I don’t know why I  haven’t used this for a couple of years.  Take a look at the post I did back in 2013 “Scrunched Flower Technique“.  The post includes a video demonstrating the technique.

For the sentiment, I chose to cut the stamped frame out with my Paper Snips, but there is a framelit for this shape in the Project Life® Cards and Labels Framelits set.

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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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