Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy Birthday

Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a good week. Halfway to the weekend :)
Today I have another of the projects that I designed for my recent birthday card buffet.

I am really loving this Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride colour combo right now! Here I die-cut the background Crumb Cake panel with the new Window Box thinlits. I used one of the dies intended to decorate the top of the box and only had about half of it on my card stock panel. Then I ran the panel through the Big Shot again with the Softly Falling TIEF to add texture. Behind my cut-out window, I adhere some Falling in Love DSP to make the pretty pattern pop.
The sentiment is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set and is stamped in Crumb Cake ink. I added a little flourish from the Birthday Blast stamp set. The ovals were cut using the Layering Ovals framelits...I love how perfectly they layer. I added a little piece of one of the new Lace Doilies at the bottom, some of the Sale-a-bration metallic ribbon behind it and a little Falling In Love Embellishment for some sparkle.

On the inside I added a Very Vanilla panel on which I stamped another of the sentiments from the Cottage Greetings set in Crumb Cake ink and a couple more flourished in Blushing Bride.

I love the softness of this colour combo...and I am not a pastel kinda gal. Give this one a try if you struggle with subtle might surprise yourself :)

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

A New Sketch Challenge at Sunday Stamps!

Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today marks the start of a new sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps...and it's one that I designed!

Here's the sketch:

And here is my take on it...

I used the new Balloon Adventures stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue. I love that it not only coordinates with the new Balloon Pop-up Thinlits, but it also works with the Balloon Bouquet punch from the Annual Catalogue. It makes stamping and punching out these balloons super quick and easy. I used a colour scheme of So Saffron (when was the last time I used THAT colour??) Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral...I think they work really well together. My neutral is Smokey Slate, which I used to stamp the strings for the balloons and the sentiment.

The background panel is embossed using the Softly Falling TIEF. I think my favourite thing about this card is the Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon...

It is so pretty and easy to tie even the tiniest of bows! It is part of the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit and I sure hope we see more of it in future catalogues!

On the inside I stamped more balloons and another sentiment from the Balloon Adventures set. So festive and fun!

Speaking of fun, why don't you give this sketch challenge a try? It is super versatile. We'd love it if you'd share with us over at Sunday Stamps. In the meantime, have a super Sunday!

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Happy Birthday mom!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. Yesterday was my mom's 74th birthday. Unfortunately we weren't able to spend time with her, as they live about four hours north of us and the wintry weather up there is NOT conducive to quick visits. I thought I would share with you the card I made in her honour...

Once again I pulled out my new Falling In Love DSP...I just can't get enough of that stuff! I created the frame using both the Stitched Shapes and Layering Squares framelits. I die-cut the stitched Very Vanilla square first and then centred a smaller square fie from the Layering Squares and ran it through again. Easy-peasy frame. The gorgeous copper filigree is cut from copper foil sheets using the new So Detailed Thinlits...LOVE these! I matted the entire frame with a scalloped copper square, which I also die-cut using the Layering Squares framelits. The sentiment is from the Circle of Spring stamp set and is heat embossed in copper. I added a little punched butterfly in the same DSP, punched with the Bitty Butterfly punch.

The background panel is a piece of Very Vanilla card stock which I embossed using the Elegant Dots TIEF. I mounted it on a Crumb Cake card stock base. The pretty coppery strip behind my frame is a piece of DSP from the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP pack. I've been hoarding saving it for just the right project and this certainly is it! I love the way it works with the copper die-cut! I added a touch of girlie with one of the new Lace Doilies, some copper metallic thread and a few pearls.

On the inside I added another Very Vanilla card stock panel on which I stamped a sentiment from the Cottage Greetings stamp set and added another punched butterfy.

I actually loved this project so much that I decided to include it in my All About Birthdays card buffet this week. If you are local to Cambridge and would like to join us check out my Upcoming Events tab at the top of this page for information.

Have a great week!

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