Monday, March 12, 2018

Hold Onto Hope Easter

I got inspired by Windy Ellard's use of the Hold on to Hope stamp set. When I sat down to recreate her card, this is the card I ended up with--quite different! I used some colors I saw as stage decorating recently: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Gray, Pool Party. The green leaves and flowers are stamped in Pear Pizzazz.

I need to use my pearls more often! They are so classy.

I like my Easter cards to say, "He is Risen" so I just wrote it on the banner in my own handwriting. I used two colors of Stampin' Write markers to color my banner stamp. Of course it was easily cut out using the Cross of Hope Framelits Dies.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday

CASEd directly from the demonstrator magazine Stampin' Success--Ta-DA! I loved the colors on this card and I liked creating my own "fringe" by hand using my Paper Snips. (The paper ribbon in the Occasions Catalog did not hold up to standards, so is unavailable for purchase but is SO CUTE!)

The Designer Series Paper is called Picture Perfect Party and comes in 6 x 6" pieces. At first I only bought the paper to use the non-photo sides, but after seeing so many beautiful cards made with the photo sides, I changed my mind!

Those wonderful Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins are SO easy to use!

To make my fringe, I used a 1" wide piece of Bermuda Bay card stock which was scored lengthwise at 1/2". I crumpled the piece of paper up many times and unfolded and smoothed it out. This breaks up the fibers of the paper. I then snipped away until I had the right length, trimmed it and then cut it in half on the score line. (You have something to hold onto while snipping, and you have TWO pieces of fringe to use on two cards). 

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Celebrate You

I love this layout! I saw it on a card by Nikki Spencer and I quickly got my own color scheme together by choosing Petal Garden Designer Series Paper. 

What a fun way to celebrate an accomplishment, birthday or even an anniversary. Using up scraps of paper is never a bad thing, either, which was quickly accomplished using the Tailored Tag Punch. Earn the Celebrate You Thinlits by purchasing $100 in products during Sale-A-Bration.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Hold On To Hope Encouragement

The layout on today's card was inspired by Ronda Wade. She used Calypso Coral and Night of Navy, but I used Calypso and Dapper Denim. I used them the opposite way that she did, so my pattern paper is the darker of the two main colors.

I am sending this card to encourage a relative going through a rough time right now. I think that I am called to encourage with my crafting and this verse certainly helps me do that. It is from the Hold on to Hope stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.

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