Monday, March 6, 2017

HIgh Tide

This is my take on the Stampin' Up High Tide Stamp set.  I almost didn't get this set but I liked the lighthouse so I did.  But what I didn't realize is all of the great extras that are included with this set.  Birds, grass, water....   And they stamp so beautifully without extra effort to add texture.  I am really happy that I decided to get this set.
I used Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray for the lighthouse.  Crumb Cake for the beach and Dapper Denim for the water.  I was pleased with the way this color combination turned out.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Quilting and Dragonflies

I fell in love with this quilting technique and it's so easy for such beautiful results.  I got it from Dawn here:

And the results are stunning.

For the red card I used the Flourshing Thinlits from Stampin' Up in the gold foil also from Stampin' Up.  The Just a Note stamp is from the coordinating stamp set Flourishing Phrases and I heat embossed in red onto the foil.

For the gold card I used the  SU Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits also in the gold foil.  The "wish" is from the SU Cupcake Cutouts Framelits.

I adore both these sets. 

I also made this card with the Dragonfly Dreams and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

It's difficult to see but I added some Wink of Stella to the front and to the small dragonfly wings in the center.

For this Gate Fold card look at my last blog post here:

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Gate Fold Plus

I got the directions for this card from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts here:  It is quite fancy but actually quite simple to make.

For the flower on the front I used the SU May Flower framelits dies.  The inside flowers are from the coordinating SU Falling Flowers stamp set.  The sentiments came from the Avant Garden stamp set (free) in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  I added the ribbon to give a clue about how to open the card.

This is a really pretty card in person and was a lot of fun to make.

So much fun that I made another one.

The stamps used for this card were from  Friskars Precious Baby Quotes that I have had for a couple of years.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SU Lift Me Up

My first attempt with the Lift Me Up set.  I just happened to have the background paper as a scrap on my desk so went with it.  So the color scheme wasn't planned, it was just supplies I had scattered on my desk.  Although I did get the sparkly white paper out for the clouds!  But it was actually just hanging around as a scrap too.

I am sure that I will be using this stamp set many more times.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sealed With Love and Valentine Four-Fold Card

I had a blast making this card today.  I am loving this stamp set, Stampin' Up Sealed with Love and the coordinating Love Notes Framelits.  I also used the Designer Paper that goes with the set.

I got the directions for making this card from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts here:

I made a couple of cards like this at Christmas and loved the way they turned out.  So I'm still going with them!  They are pretty easy once you do one.

I also made this card with the same stamp set and framelits.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Paisley Birthday

Another card made with the Paisley collection.  The paper is from the Petals and Paisleys DSP.  The "flowers" were cut from the Paisley Framelits in Rich Razzleberry.  I used gold foil paper on this one.

The base is the Navy glimmer from Paper Trey Ink.  The next is Stampin' Up Delightful Dijon.
The stamp is from a Close to my Heart set that I have used many times.  I was really happy with the way this card turned out.  It's really beautiful in person.

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Copper Foil Leaf

I've been loving the look of the copper foil paper and the copper embossing powders since I first saw them in the catalog.  I finally got a chance to play with them.

The designer paper is from the Petals and Paisley's series.  The leaf is from Botanicals thinlits from last year's catalog and of course cut in the copper foil paper.
The stamp is from Paisleys and Posies set, which is one of my favorites.  I stamped it in the copper embossing powder.

I made this card for our Stars card swap and was very happy with the way it turned out.