Friday, August 19, 2016

Pop of Paradise Thank You

I had a lot of fun designing this card for my Workshop attendees this past week. They weren't too thrilled about all of the fussy cutting, but the end result looks so nice rather than having flat elements stamped onto card stock.

I like the look of white on white, but you could also make your card base Flirty Flamingo or Bermuda Bay. A micro pen in black helped me stay in the lines of the flamingo's beak.

I hope you are inspired by my card design. Won't you leave me a comment? I love getting them and reading each one. Have  great weekend!

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141581 Pop of Paradise Clear Mount  $19
141578 Pop of Paradise Wood Mount  $27

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It All Started With a Baby's 1st Birthday Card!

I made a Baby's 1st Birthday card.  (I gave it away before I could take any photos). I liked it so much that I made a 13th Birthday card. And then I went for the 30th Birthday card! Why not? I  worked so hard to design the layout and then I really liked it, why not make more? All of my August birthday cards are now finished and I'm very happy! 

I just changed up the color schemes and I could make these all day long. No designer paper, just colors to choose from. I love that festive balloon--good for any age!


I'm glad you came by today! I hope you are inspired by my cards. Won't you leave me a comment? I'd love to read them all!
Tree Builder Punch 138295  $18

Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set 140653  $27

Large Numbers Framelits Dies 140622  $31

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Trio of Projects

I love this watercolor background, which was created using Water Color Paper and the leaves image over and over. It was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder. The last step is simply to wash on color using an Aqua Painter. The dark leaves were stamped over the wash using Early Espresso ink.

This beautiful white on white card has a heat-embossed background using the trees and swirls from the stamp set. The Whisper White tree has two cute Watermelon Wonder birds.

Lastly, this gorgeous extra large box made with the Gift Box Punch Board holds some fabulous sweets. It was easy to stamp the dots (embossed with Copper Embossing Powder) and then decorate with the tree leaves cut out from the Beautiful Branches Thinlits.

Here you can see just how beautiful that Copper Embossing powder is. It can really step up your projects.

I hope you enjoyed my projects. They were completed using an idea sheet directly from Stampin' Up!  

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle144328
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

All Occasion Cut Out Card for August Pals Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I wanted to combine punching and die-cutting, so my cutting tools on this Thoughtful Branches card were the Beautiful Branches Thinlits and Bunch of along with the Classic Label Punch. 

One thing I really like doing is finding just the right Designer Series paper to use with punching or die-cutting. This tiny print from Affectionately Yours works so well as the leaves on my tree! And those bitty birds perfectly hang my sentiment cut using the Classic Label Punch.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle $52
143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set $27
143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies $31
141491 Classic Label Punch $18
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