Thursday, February 22, 2024

Adoring Heart Hybrid Shaker Card

Hello stampers,

So I recently had a friend challenge me to make a shaker card, she's aware they aren't my favorite type of card to make. My style is to look & admire rather than do! So I did make a card but I'm not 100% in love with the final outcome, besides the upper & lower hearts not lining up I also think it's a little too plain even for me, but I can say I've finished the challenge. I hope you try something outside of your comfort zone at least once.

I started with a Real Red Cardstock square that I die-cut using the Adoring Hearts Hybrid, backed it with a piece of Window Sheets, and then added some Foam Adhesive Strips to all 4 sides so that the shaker parts wouldn't fall out. I added some retired Subtle Shimmer Sequins & a few small hearts from the retired Hearts Confetti Border Punch & then closed it up with a piece of Basic White Cardstock. Then it was time for me to figure out what I was going to do to make it into a card. I chose to use a sentiment from the Perennial Postage Stamp Set using Real Red Ink on Basic White Cardstock and then used the Paper Snips to fussy cut the sentiment out. I also die-cut the small hearts using Real Red Cardstock with the border part of the Adoring Hearts Hybrid & adhered them using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I tried to use the border die as a guideline of how to space the hearts but I didn't do a very good job at it when it came to the bottom row. 

     

Paper Measurements-

  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
    • Layer - 3 1/2 x 1
  • Real Red Cardstock:
    • Layer - 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
    • Layer - 6 x 3/4
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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

MMS 021924- Thank You

Hello stampers,

I hope y'all had a great weekend, mine was spent trying to catch up on my to-do list which I only partially accomplished. I just need to keep swimming & hopefully I'll get caught up soon!

Today's card is from yesterday's Mystery Monday Stamping with Sharon Armstrong. A really easy card (what I really needed) that helps you to use your DSP stash. I chose to use the Perennial Lavender for the DSP with Pretty Peacock & Crumb Cake Cardstock & Ink Pads. I used Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the sentiment from the Something Fancy Stamp Set & then finished the card using Sequins Trio (Pretty Peacock.)

If you haven't participated in a Mystery Monday Stamp Day you should check out Sharon's blog, they are quite fun especially if you get in on just the clues & play along with her.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Fun Fold Friday With Bee My Valentine

Hello stampers,

I really enjoy making fun fold cards, I think they just add an extra touch. So I'm going to work on doing at least 2 fun fold cards a month, beginning today which I'll dub Fun Fold Friday. LOL! For today's card I happened to come across another demo that made it & happened to link she found it & who had a video for it at Mixed Up Craft. Now I tried to be smart about it & make it fit into one of our envelopes, boy did I fail. UGH! But that's ok because it's a learning experience but I did like how it turned out in the end.

So the original maker's card ended up being 6x6, and mine ended up being 5.5x5.5 (this is why I shouldn't try something new really late at night.) I used Sweet Sorbet Cardstock & Bee Mine DSP for the base & layers of the card. For the bees, I used the Bee My Valentine Bundle stamping on Basic White Cardstock with Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink & Memento Black Inks. For the sentiment, I used one from the set and then punched it out using the Heartfelt Hexagon Punch.



I think if I were to try this card again, at the very least I would cut down the 2 flaps that the top sits on just a bit. This card would definitely have to be put in a larger envelope due to when you fold it up the base is really thick. Even though I didn't get it down to the regular card side, I can say I did have fun making it & I really do think it is a cool looking card.

  

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Botanical Layers - Thinking Of You

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I had a bit of fun playing with a set that is in the Annual Catalog, but is currently a FREE item for Sale-A-Bration.

I don't really gravitate to purples, but I decided to try my hand at using 3 of them in this card. I started with a Basic White Cardstock layer then stamped the floral looking stamp in the Botanical Layers Stamp Set using the thumping technique which is coloring the stamp with a light color then thumping other colors using Stampin' Write Markers on top. For this technique, I used Highland Heather & Old Olive as the base then thumped Gorgeous Grape & Blackberry Bliss on top before gluing it to a Blackberry Bliss Cardstock layer. I really like using this technique on trees for a "fall" look. I also used a sentiment from the set using Gorgeous Grape Ink on Basic White Cardstock which I punched out with a retired 1 1/4" Circle Punch & then adhered it to a Blackberry Bliss Cardstock that I punched out with a retired 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch. Next, I took a layer of Gorgeous Grape Cardstock & embossed it using the Softly Sophisticated 3D Embossing Folder which is part of a Sale-A-Bration bundle that is FREE with a $100 order. To assemble, I used Highland HeatherCardstock for the base, followed by the embossed layer down the center, the stamped image & sentiment were then added using Stampin' Dimensionals. Lastly, I added a few Purple Shimmer Gems to finish off the card.

   
Paper Measurements-

  • Lemon Lolly Cardstock:
    • Base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Layer - 4 x 1
  • Lost Lagoon Cardstock:
    • Layer - 4 x 1
  • Fancy Flora DSP:
    • Layer - 3 x 4 1/4
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Monday, February 12, 2024

Bee My Valentine- You're As Sweet As Honey

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Today's card is for a sketch challenge from the Paper Craft Crew #556 using the Bee My Valentine Bundle. These bees are just too cute, I hope they make it into the new catalog. 

I started with a layer of Petal Pink Cardstock, then used the Bee Mine DSP to die-cut a banner from the retired Banners Dies & then a strip from another piece. For the bees, I stamped them Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink & Memento Black Inks on Basic White Cardstock before punching them out using the Bee Builder Punch & popping them up using Stampin' Dimensionals. I also used Basic White Cardstock with Memento Black Ink for the sentiment then banner cut the ends using the Banners Pick A Punch. Lastly, I added a few Solid Faceted Gems (Petal Pink) to finish the card.

     

Paper Measurements-

  • Petal Pink Cardstock:
    • Base - 4 1/4 x 11
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Layer - 2 x 4 1/4
    • Sentiment - 3 1/4 x 1/2
  • Bee Mine DSP:
    • Layer - 3 x 5 
    • Layer - 1 1/2 x 4 1/4
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