Sealed with Love

Red card base adorned with a white panel with a piece of designer paper attached to the bottom, a piece of red ribbon, and a white square (framed with red card stock) containing the sentiment "Happy Valentine's Day."

Valentine’s Day is not far away and it’s time to get cracking so my cards will get in the mail in plenty of time.

The sheets of red and white paper in the Sending Love designer series pack are gorgeous—can’t get enough of them!


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Card stock cuts

  • Real Red: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored on long side at 4-1/4″); and 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ scrap
  • Whisper White: (2) 4″ x 5-1/2″ panels; and 3″ x 3″ scrap
  • Sending Love Designer Series Paper (dark background): 4″ x 2″ panel

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Happy Stamping!  Linda


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Love You Lots

Sometimes I need just a tiny card to use with a little gift. These little wonders are three inches square and are also perfect for little valentines.

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Card stock cut

  • Whisper White:: 3″ x 6″ panel for card base

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Sending Love DSP

Freshly Made Sketches 271 was the inspiration for the horizontal placement of the Sending Love DSP on this card.


This card is mostly about the designer series paper (Sending Love) featured in the horizontal bar and the hearts cut with the Sweetheart Punch.

The hearts are hung on ribbon will wave about in a breeze when the card is handles.


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Card stock cuts

  • Real Red: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored on long side at 4-1/4″)
  • Whisper White:: 5-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ panel
  • Sending Love Designer Series Paper (dark background): 5-1/2″ x 1-1/4″ panel
  • Sending Love Designer Series Paper (light background): for hearts cut by the Sweetheart Punch

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Butterfly Basics II

Image of final card sporting the colors Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, and Very Vanilla. The card also contains a die cut of a color butterfly.

The colors in this card were inspired by Fab Friday #104

 Interior of the card: Very Vanilla card stock with flowers and sentiment ("Sending Wishes Your Way") stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink.

 The Very Vanilla card base was scored to produce a “Z” fold (measurements are provided at the end of this blog post). I stamped the interior of the card with the sentiment and flower from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Sweet Sugarplum.

Also stamp a partial flower image on the front of the Very Vanilla envelope.

 Image of watercolor paper swashed in strips of Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky ink with the butterfly framelit.  An aqua painter  was used to create washed stripes of Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky on a panel of watercolor paper. When the watercolor paper was dry, a delicate butterfly was die cut from the sheet.
 Image of die cut and Die Brush set to clean up the die cut butterfly.  The Die Bush and accompanying foam pad make it very easy to remove the cut shads from the die.
 Elements of the card including envelope stamped in Sweet Sugarplum, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, butterfly die cut from watercolor swatch with Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Construct the card by adhering the front panel (Sky Blue card stock, plus DSP, and ribbon) to the card front (left quarter of the “Z” fold). Use Fast Fuse and Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach all of the elements of the card.

 


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Card stock cuts

  • Very Vanilla: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored on long side at 4-1/4″ and 2-1/8″)
  • Soft Sky (2): 5-1/4 x 4″ panel; and square about a 3-1/4″ square for 3″ scalloped circle die cut
  • Falling In Love Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel
  • Watercolor paper: 3″ x  5″ panel

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Butterfly Basics

Here in North Georgia we’ve had an interesting winter. Except for one bitter cold week (much colder than usual) with snow and ice, the average daily temperatures have been at the higher end of the 60s (warmer than normal). The warm weather is a tease…. Can spring be far away? Will the daffodils at Gibbs Gardens begin blooming in late February and early March? Those random thoughts were the motivation for this card with vibrant green and yellow and the design was inspired by the Fusion Photo Challenge.

Fusion "Australia Day"

Garden Green and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Up! colors are featured on this card front with a yellow detailed butterfly, ferns, and the sentiment, "Sending Wishes Your Way."

Image of the elements used to construct the final card: Garden Green and Daffodil Delight card stock, butterfly and sentiments, 1) "Sending Wishes Your Way" and 2) There is Nothing in the Caterpillar that tells you it is going to be a butterfly."
Card Elements

A bold, intentionally circular (opposed to a lighter touch and more blended background) sponging technique was applied to a piece of Whisper White card stock panel measuring 5″ x 3-3/4″. When the ink was very dry, the fern stamp from the Butterfly Basics stamp set was applied to the card as was the sentiment, “Sending Wishes Your Way,” found in the same stamp set.

A butterfly was die cut from Daffodil Yellow card stock using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies. It was adhered to the panel using glue dots. A rhinestone was added, for a little bling.

A small butterfly and the sentiment were added to the interior Whisper White message panel for the interior of the card.


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Card stock cuts

  • Garden Green: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored on long side at 4-1/4″)
  • Daffodil Delight: 5-1/4 x 4″ panel
  • Whisper White: 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel
  • Whisper White: 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel (inside panel)

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Special Reason

This card features the Stampin’ Up!® Special Reason Bundle

Some of the elements used in the greeting card: Rich Razzleberry and Sweet sugarplum card stock; Blooms & Bliss designer series paper and one of the Stylish Stems Framelits dies

The piece of Blooms and Bliss designer series paper that I chose for this card goes perfectly with the Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, and Whisper White card stock used for the card layers. The ribbon I used is, also, Sweet Sugarplum.

 

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Card stock cuts

  • Rich Razzleberry (2): 4-1/4″x11″ (scored at 5-1/2″); & 3″-3/8″ square panel
  • Bloom and Bliss DSP (2): 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; & strip 1″ x 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White (2): 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel); and 1-1/2″ x 2″ scrap (sentiment)
  • Sweet Sugarplum: 1-1/2″ x 2″ scrap

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Hey Chick for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Something New Blog Hop

Branding image stating, "Amy's Inkin' Krew Celebrate Themed Blog Hop, January 10, 2016.

The moment I saw Hey Chick in the new 2017 Sale-A-Bration catalogue, I just knew I had to have it. The stamp set is humorous and extremely versatile. Today I’m showcasing an interactive waterfall birthday card.

Front of completed waterfall card with an image of a "funky" chicken.

 

A hidden message is revealed when the waterfall panel is put into action by pulling gently on the twine at its base.

Card stock cuts are displayed at the bottom of this post.

Image of the background panel on the front of the card which has been stamped with the "Hardwood" stamp by Stampin' Up!Ink up the “Hardwood” stamp with Tip Top Taupe and stamp the 4″ x 5¼” Tip Top Taupe panel.
White interior of card with a partial image stamped of the "funky" chicken.Using Basic Black ink, stamp the “funky chick” on the 4″ x 5¼” Very Vanilla interior message panel
 Image of the four square panels that will be attached to the waterfall action panel of the card.Use Basic Black ink to stamp the “Chick” on each of the four squares of Very Vanilla (1-7/8”) in various poses (see sample to the right)
Note: On three of the square take care not to stamp on the bottom ¾” of the card stock – that space will be carrying the sentiment.Stamp the Sentiments in Tip Top Taupe Ink within the bottom ¾” of the square.Use Calypso Coral ink to same the small flower (Best Birds stamp set) to the remaining white space of the upper portion of the square.Use the blender pen to give color to the chicks. I’ve used Calypso Coral, So Saffron, and accents of Watermelon Wonder.When the four squares are complete adhere each to a Tip Top Taupe 2″ square.
 Image showing the placement of the scoring marks for the waterfall panel.Score the Very Vanilla 2″ x 9¼” panel as indicated in the diagram immediately above. This panel will be referred to as the “waterfall” panel.

 Image of the waterfall panel with the stamped and colored "funky" chicken. This panel is hidden until the waterfall action of the card takes place.Image showing the waterfall panel with markings for the placement of the four square panels that will be attached.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use Basic Black ink to stamp the “funky chick” on the long end of the “waterfall” panel. Also stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment and the little flowers (both from the Best Birds stamp set) in Calypso Corel.
Note: this image will be hidden once the panel is fully constructed. The inked numerals are to indicate placement of the square panels on the “waterfall” panel.

 Image showing the waterfall panel with markings for the placement of the four square panels that will be attached.Adhere the ¾” x 5½” Calypso Coral panel to the bottom underside of the square marked “1” of the “waterfall” panel.

Next construct the top (visible) portion of the “waterfall” panel per the following images.

 Waterfall panel with one of the four squares attached.  Waterfall panel with two of the four squares attached.
 Waterfall panel with three of the four squares attached.  Waterfall panel ready to attach to the front panel of the card.
Place the “Waterfall” panel to the Tip Top Taupe front panel by carefully placing the piece in the center. Wrap the excess Calypso Coral piece around the front panel and secure with fast fuse adhesive to the back.  Waterfall panel being attached to the front panel of stamped hardwood.

Now attach this unit to the black card base and tie a piece ofVery Vanilla thick baker’s twine to the base of the “waterfall” panel.

Please see the list of Stampin’ Up! products posted later in the blog, as well as the card stock cuts.

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If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for this hop:

Jaimie Babarczy
Linda Geiger (you are here)
Jari Francis
Mary Deatherage
Kristi Gray
Amy Koenders

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Card Stock Cuts:

  • Black: 5½” x 8½”; scored at 4¼”
  • Tiptop Taupe: 4” x 5¼ “
    4 – 2” squares
  • Calypso Coral: Panel: ¾” x 5½ ”
  • Very Vanilla
    4 – 1-7/8” squares
    Panel: 2” x 9¼ ” (score at 2”; 2¾“; 3½”; 4¼ “)
    Panel: 4 x 5¼” (Inside message panel)

Hello You Thinlits

Watermelon Wonder card stock is the base of the card. Adhere to that card stock is a panel of flowered designer paper framed by a rectangular piece of cooper foil. The bottom third of the front contains a die cut "Thanks" from copper foil.

A card can’t get much simpler than this!

Use liquid multipurpose glue to adhere the copper foil panel 1/8″ below the top of the card front. To that center the panel of Affectionately Yours Specialty designer series paper.

Use the appropriate thinlit to cut out the “Thanks” sentiment from copper foil. Adhere the sentiment to the card front using the Fine Tip Glue pen. You may wish to weight the card for about ten minutes to be sure the sentiment adheres very well. To do that I like to place the card under a piece of wax paper and then stack some weight on top—consider using stamp blocks or books.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Watermelon Wonder: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, card base (scored on long edge at 4-1/4″)
  • Whisper White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside message)
  • Cooper Foil: 4″ x 3″ panel
  • Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ panel

 

In the Meadow

It’s cold outside with about two inches on the ground (not a common occurrence here). What a perfect combination for another excuse to spend the morning stamping. This morning I’ve come up with four variations of the doe and her fawn, a stamp from the In the Meadow stamp set by Stampin’ Up. The sentiment, “Thinking of You,” is in their Wetlands stamp set. I love the font and the versatility of the sentiment—the message on the inside panel can match the needed occasion.

Color was added to the deer using the new Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils and the aqua pen.

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