Monday, July 11, 2016


I love the Stampin' Up Flourishing Phrases stamp set but I really love the Flourishing Thinlit dies.

Flourishing Phrases,  Flourishing Thinlits in Dapper Denim:

A quick, easy and elegant card.  It doesn't get much easier than this.  I used the Flourishing Thinlit die to cut out the flourish in Dapper Denim. I put it on white cardstock added a ribbon in Dapper Denim and stamped the sentiment in the same.  Then added it to a Dapper Denim card base.  I added a few pearls and done!  Simple elegant card.

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Swirly Bird Bonkers

At first glance I was not terribly impressed with Swirly Bird Stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits,  but how wrong I was.  This set is so versatile it is totally addicting!

This is the first card I made just goofing around but love the way it turned out.  I stamped the three large flowers with Flirty Flamingo.  The smaller swirl flowers in Sweet Sugarplum.  The blue flowers in Dapper Denim then colored them in with the coordinating Stampin' Write marker.  The leaves are from Flourishing Phrases Set in Wild Wasabi and the Just A Note is from the same set stamped in black.  I used the thinlits to cut the white swirls and added some Dazzling Diamonds. The card base is also Flirty Flamingo.

Anniversary card with SU Swirly Bird:

Since I liked the first one, I decided to do it again in different colors for an anniversary card.
I used the Peekaboo Peach for the large swirls, Calypso Coral for small swirls, and Perfect plum for the small flowers.  I used candy dots for the center of the small flower.
The Happy Anniversary is from a Close to My Heart set called the Happy Couple.

Then I decided to try my hand at a grunge card and this was the result.

Grunge with SU Swirly Bird: Grunge #2 SU Swirly Bird:

The first card is done with Tip Top Taupe and a little Calypso Coral and the second is done with Dapper Denim and some Tip Top Taupe.

I have a feeling that I am just getting started with this set!

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A challenge by the sea

Paper Pal Arts Challenge 308 - Sketch Challenge


My interpretation:

Pals Paper Arts 308.  SU Seaside Shore:
SU Seaside Shore inside PPA308:

I used Stampin' Up Seaside Shore Stamp set for my A2 card.  It's a very cute, easy to use stamp set.
I stamped the seaweed with Always Artichoke and then used my Stampin' Write Marker in Wild Wasabi to color the blades in.  Then I stamped the Angel Fish with my black ink pad.  I colored the eye in with a pale yellow marker.  I cut the circle and the scallop behind with the Layering Circles Framelits.  I added the fish circle to the scallop of Lost Lagoon paper.  Then I stamped the bubbles with Lost Lagoon and added a few stickles to the open ones.  I added the Shells in Flirty Flamingo and added a couple of stickles to them too.  Added a white satin ribbon.
The Ahoy There is stamped in black and hand cut (it's so cute) and the sentiment and anchor on the inside are also stamped in black.

I was really happy with the way this card turned out.  It would be hard to make a bad card with this stamp set.  I almost didn't get it because I have the By The Tide set which is also AWESOME!  But of course, I am glad I did.

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