Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tropical Chic and a Color Challenge

I made this card with Stampin' Up's Tropical Chic set for the challenge below.

I have to admit that I liked this bundle when I first saw it, but thought to myself "Do I really need more leaves?" Well the answer is a definite YES!
I absolutely love this set.  It makes such beautiful cards so effortlessly.

I was pretty happy with the way this card turned out.  The fern leaf was done in Shaded Spruce  and the other colors were Granny Apple green, Lovely Lipstick and Highland Heather as stipulated in the challenge.
This was a fun challenge to do.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Cute Little Elephant

This cute little elephant is from Stampin' Up's  A Little Wild and cut with framelits called A Little Love.  It stamps and cuts out the front and back of an elephant, lion and bear.  

The card base is Pool Party and the cute paper on the front is from Animal Expedition DSP.  The stars paper is from Twinkle, Twinkle DSP.  Both of these paper are so much cuter in person.  The subtle color combinations just can't come through as well in photos.
The sentiment is also from A Little Wild and says "a great big welcome for a sweet little someone."

My daughter loved this card which I made for her friend's baby shower.  She then tells me she needs another one for a girl baby shower and the mother loves elephants.

I wish my photography was a little better so you could see the true colors of the pretty paper.  The front is also Twinkle, Twinkle DSP and the inside is Petal Pink.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you were inspired.


A Froggy Birthday

As soon as I saw this paper I knew I would make a card for my friend Kay who loves and collects frogs.  The Paper is from Stampin' Up and is a Designer Series paper called Animal Expedition.  To be honest when I saw it in the catalog I wasn't all that thrilled, but after seeing it in person, I am crazy about it!
I cut the sentiment out with Call Me Clover and Granny Apple Green and stacked it for dimension and stuck on a couple jewels.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

A Few Projects Since My Last Post

This card I made with Tranquil Tulips from Stampin' Up. I used Melon Mambo for the tulips and wild wasabi for the stems.  Easy but striking card. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up.
The card  base is a DCWV pre-made card and the stripe is from the Hello card stack by Me and My Big Ideas. 

This card is made with the Fabulous Flamingo set from Stampin' Up. The base is Calypso Coral as is the flamingo.  The first layer is Pool Party embossed with the Layered Leaves dynamic folder. The water is also pool party and the grass is the new Lemon Lime Twist.  The Happy Birthday wishes is from  the Avant-Garden set.  I added a few sequins and tiny pearls.  I sent this to one of my friends for her birthday.

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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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