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Jun 212017

Isn’t this fun!  With just a couple of extra folds, this card design takes a 5-1/2″ x 11″ sized card base to a little different and happy level. Punches were used across the top and bottom edges to create the scallops and “legs” of the screen.  There is a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for those who are interested.

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The rest is just lots of sweet images, die cuts, patterned papers, ribbons, lace, pearls and all that good stuff put together to make this little hello baby card.

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Playing along in the following challenges:

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HLS June “Anything Goes with Dies”

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STAMPlorations June “Stamps & Family”

CraftyHazelnuts
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: June

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Pixie’s Snippets Playground Weeks 285 & 286

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “Patterned Paper”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Something for Baby”, “Sweetest Gift”, “Banner Blast” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White and Hibiscus Burst; Carta Bella “It’s a Girl” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Summer Sun, Old Olive and Cameo Coral

Accessories: Gingham Ribbon; Lace Ribbon; Pearls; SU “Baby’s First” Framelit Die; Heart Punch; SU Label Punch; SU Scalloped Border Punch; SU Banner Punch; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Spellbinder’s Scalloped Circle Die

Jun 042017

Here’s a birthday card for a little guy that I know.  He has just recently fallen in love with everything Star Wars!

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The rocket ship window was made using a punched circle from transparency paper.

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Inside some Star Wars washi tape was added.

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Played along in some really fun challenges:

Blog511SimonSaysMondayAnything GoesBadge Simon Says: We’re Going Around in Circles

BlogBadgeSimonWednesdaySimon Says: Anything Goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper ChallengeCraftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper: June 2017

Take it, it's yoursCity Crafters Week 364: Out of this World

CAS-ual FridaysCFC175: Use Those Pattern Papers

Inkspirational Designers Choice: Windows

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Blast Off”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black”; Kaiser Craft “Off the Wall” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Old Olive, Garden Green, Ruby Red, Only Orange and Basic Black

Accessories: Rhinestones; Acetate; Queen & Company Washi “Trendy Tape”; SU 1-3/8″ Circle Punch

May 302017

Here’s a birthday card for my cat loving friend.

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The sentiment is just so funny and cute.

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Inside reads, “Then we’ll be new friends!”  Love it!

Playing along in a few challenges:

Blog511SimonSaysMondayAnything GoesBadge Simon Says: We’re Going Around in Circles

BlogBadgeSimonWednesday Simon Says: Furry Friends

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper May 2017

 Happy Little Stampers May Anything Goes with Dies

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “You Little Furball” and “Just Kidding”

Papers: PTI Select White and Blueberry Sky; American Crafts “Heartland Farm” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Pearls; Rhinestones; Doily; Spellbinders “Classic Circles” Die; SU Scalloped Border Punch

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My son took this picture as we were cleaning up after a sunset surf last summer.  That’s my hubby.  And that’s the beautiful sunset that inspired my card today.

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The cardstock was masked to leave a large strip where several sunset colors were sponged onto it.  I’ve said this before but it absolutely makes me giddy when the masking is removed and there is this crisp contrasting line of ink. Smiley.Yes1Ani

When a sympathy card is needed, it can be hard to feel creative.  Fortunately this card is just for my stash, but it’s nice to have one on hand.

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Playing along in a few challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: “The Great Outdoors”
Simon Says Stamp Blog Logo

City Crafter Challenge: “Week #360 – You Can Do It!”
Take it, it's yours

Aud Sentiments Challenge: “#179 Flowers + A Sentiment”
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge: “Anything CAS Goes”

Die Cut Diva’s Challenge: “May Challenge – May Flowers or Trees, Bushes and Grass”
The Diva's that cut ....paper!

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Wild About Flowers” and “So Sorry”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black

Inks: SU Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red and Not Quite Navy; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities Die

Here’s a quick masculine card I made for one of my son’s birthday.  Besides distressing the edge of the paper, the grommet was sanded for an all around grunge look.

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A pocket was added on the inside to slip in a gift card.

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Played in several challenges:

Inkspirational Challenge #133 – “Graffiti”

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #169 – “Inspired by a Film”Cardz 4 Guyz
(I was inspired by “West Side Story”)

Seize the Birthday – “Anything Goes”

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – “Week 279 and 280”Pixie's Crafty Workshop
(Besides using a few snippets of designer paper, a leftover piece from a die cut frame was used.)

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – “May 2017”Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

 

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “B.Y.O.P.” and “Gorgeous Grunge”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream; Authentique “Durable” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: SU Basic Small Grommet; 1-3/8″ Circle Punch; Spellbinders “Fleur De Lis Squares” Die

Apr 242017

Here’s another card for a sweet little granddaughter.

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The fun honeycomb balloon can be folded up for mailing.  Love that.

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A little bling on the inside just because.

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Played along in some challenges:

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo
Wednesday Simon Says: “Showers and/or Flowers”

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Aud Sentiments #178 “Use a Stamp for Your Sentiment”


STAMPlorations April: “Stamps & Wings”

Seize the Birthday
Seize the Birthday: Optional Topping “Two Patterned Papers”


CASology: Week 245 Cue Card “Grow”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Look Who’s Turning”, “Honeycomb Happiness” and “Number of Years”

Papers: PTI Select White; Authentique “Springtime”

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Basic Black; Copics:
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Accessories: SU Honeycomb Embellishment and Large Numbers Framelits Die; Rhinestones; Prima Flower

Apr 212017

Making cards for teenage boys has always been a challenge.  Here is what I came up with this year for my great nephew’s birthday.

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There’s a little bit of dimension, but it is really quite mail-able.  And it was fun to make a young man’s card using pretty pastel colors!

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Since the card base is brown a piece of white cardstock was added inside for writing a small message.

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Played along in a few challenges:

Cards in Envy: Pretty Pastels Card Challenge
Cards in Envy

STAMPlorations: April Challenge – “Things with Wings”

The Paper Players: PP340 On the Go!

Seize the Birthday: Toppings Option “Two Patterned Papers”
Seize the Birthday

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Sky Is the Limit” and “Patterned Party”

Papers: PTI Select White and Dark Chocolate; We R Memory Keepers “Indian Summer” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Real Red, Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter, Not Quite Navy and Basic Black

Apr 132017

Just a quick and easy birthday card today.

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This is a “No Layers” design… just the card base and ink.

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But if no layers are not your thing, its easy enough to make it a “No Layers +1” card.  Yeah.  Couldn’t resist. Smiley.SheDidItAni

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Challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays: “CFC171 – Rainbows”

Less is More “Challenge #323 – Curve”Please display our banner

“#177 Aud Sentiments 7th Birthday Party!!” Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog

STAMPlorations: “CAS Card Challenge Anything Goes”

“CAS(E) this Sketch! #217”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps “Calm and Gentle” and “Truth Is”; SU “Any Occasion”

Papers: PTI Select White and Plum Pudding

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Garden Green, Taken With Teal and Elegant Eggplant

Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; PTI “Edgers #2” Die

Apr 102017

Here are the cards for my granddaughters’ 12th birthday.

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The circle has been punched out, and clear acetate has been adhered inside the card behind the die cut balloons.

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The balloons were colored with Copic markers.

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Super fun cards to make!

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Challenges:

“#177 Aud Sentiments 7th Birthday Party!!” Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: “Happy Birthday”Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

“STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge Anything Goes” 

“Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #236 – Anything Goes” Addicted to Stamps and More!

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: PTI “Scene It: Celebration” and “Confetti Toss”

Papers: PTI Select White, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet and Hawaiian Shores; Acetate

Inks: SU Taken with Teal, Rose Red and Summer Sun; Copics:
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Accessories: PTI “Scene It: Celebration” Dies

 

May 162016

Already!?!  I remember when my birthday only came once a year.  Now it seems that time flies by so fast.  I’m sure that I must have at least two if not more birthdays roll around every year.  hehe

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Love this designer paper.  The flowers are raised with clear embossing… great texture and so SO pretty.

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Playing in a few challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays The Challenge: “CFC147 — Birthday Girl”

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: “#155 Anything Goes + A Sentiment”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper May 2016 Challenge: “Use Patterned Paper”

Seize the Birthday: Toppings Option is “Coloring!”

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge: “CC583: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Clear Art Stamps “Let’s Hang Out”

Papers: PTI Select White and Berry Sorbet; Kaisercraft “XO”

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon

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