Simple Lace #simplestamping

I had too much fun over the weekend and failed to get my post for today set up.  Sorry I am late!  I have a #simplestamping card for you today.  It is stamps, paper, and ink.

 

#simplestamping

 

This stamp set is perfect for more simple stamping.  It is the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  I love the flower.  It is a two step flower.  I stamped the stem with Granny Apple Green and then stamped the flowers with Magenta Madness.  Because this is a photopolymer set, it is very easy to see through the stamp to line up where the flowers need to be.

For the sentiment, which is part of the stamp set, I stamped first with Magenta Madness.  I then got the idea to stamp also with the Granny Apple Green.  I simply eyeballed it to line up. Again it was easy because of the photopolymer.  However, two Thanks just did not seem right, so I added the third which seemed be just right.

I was having so much fun with this stamp and the #simplestamping that I decided to do a Note card version.

 

#simplestamping

 

The main difference with the Note Card version is the added layer of Magenta Madness, since the note card is white.  And I only stamped one Thanks.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black to make it pop against the bright colors.

These card are not my normal cards. I usually have more layers and embellishements.  But these are also so fun to make.  I love when they sort of “stand on their own” without the additions.

I would love to see your #simplestamping!  Thank you for stopping in this morining.  I hope your week is a good one.

 

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Happy Birthday America

I made a patriotic birthday card to share with you for July 4th.  Since it is considered the birthday of our country I felt it was appropriate.

 

 

The Happy Birthday is from the Monogram Messages stamp set.  I stamped the H and B along with the happy and birthday.  They are cut out or with the happy birthday, cut with the Classic Label Punch and then reinserted to make the banner tips.

The background was something I did a while back and has been laying on my desk.  I was practicing watercoling with watercolor paper and reinkers.  I had previously made the red stripes.   I saw the piece when I was trying to think of a patriotic card to make.  So all I had to do was go back and add the blue stripes.   It isn’t perfect, but then neither am I 🙂

I do love the versatility of this Monogram Messages set and hope you will give it a second look. I really have not seen but a few samples with it.  Thank you for stopping in today and I hope you can enjoy the weekend.

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Celebrate You

It seems I have a lot of friends with summer birthdays.  That is awesome though, because we have such great summery stamp sets.  For today’s card, I have CASED the catalog.  CASE can be defined a couple of ways.  It originally was Copy And Share Everything.  I like to thing of it as Copy the idea, layout, stamp set, then make it your own – then Share.

 

 

I CASED this from page 13 of the annual catalog.  I used the same products, just didn’t stamp the same and changed the sentiment.

I stamped the sunflowers with Crumb Cake Ink on Crumb Cake Card Stock.  I then used something I cannot even remember when I used it last.  I colored with the Watercolor Pencils!  I colored the flowers with a couple of different orange, yellow and white using the Blender Pen after each color.  I remember when the watercolor pencils were the main coloring method.  It was nice to break them out again.

The sentiment is stamped using Versamark Ink on Soft Suede Card stock.  I used White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool to emboss the sentiment.  The bow is a couple of strands of linen thread.  Even though you cannot see it from the photo, the strands of thread are wrapped around the card beneath the sentiment as well.

For a finishing touch, I added a few of the Elegant Faceted Gems.  These are so pretty.  They are very soft colors where most of the dots and gems are pretty bold.  I felt like soft went well with this card.

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You Are Special

I have a tone on tone card to share today.  But first I want to let you know about the BONUS DAYS special for July.  (Can you believe that we are in July? YIKES!! )  The Bonus Days is explained at the bottom of my post.  But basically it is that for every $50.00 you spend July 1 – August 3, you receive a $5.00 coupon code that can be used from August 4 – 31.  Please read all of the information at the bottom.

So now on to to my card.  I am sharing my first card using the Tasteful Touches Bundle.

 

 

I went with a Tone on Tone color scheme.  All except the white card stock and ribbon is shades of blue.   And all of the stamps are from the Tasteful Touches stamp set.  You know I love cards made from just one set.

The background is the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.  I stamped the images prior to embossing.  Also, I obviously did not pay attention to the folder direction.  I ended up with the raised sections on the back.  After looking at it though, I decided I liked the “indented” look just as well.  So a new look from the embossing folder!

The blues I used are Pacific Point as the card base, with a layer of Whisper White to have the next color stand out more.  The embossed layer is Balmy Blue card stock.  The inks are Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight, and Pretty Peacock.  The Pretty Peacock may not technically be a blue, but I love it, so it is an honorary one! 🙂

The strip of ribbon is from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon pack.  I felt the need for a little more depth but didn’t want to add a bow.

The sentiment layer is a different look as well.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment.  I then turned the die over and used a pen to draw around the outside of the die.  I then fussy cut just inside the pen line to get a background for the sentiment.  This layer is finished off with a Frosted & Clear Epoxy Dot.  I added a couple to the center of the flower for good measure.

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The Little Things

Before I get to today’s project, I want to remind you that this is the end of June!  Wow, where has the time gone??  But the important thing about it being June 30th, is that the Starter Kit Special ends tonight!!  If you are interested in joining my team, I would LOVE to talk with you about the details of the Starter Kit.  There is NO obligation after purchasing the kit.  The idea is that you will love the products and discounts as much as I do.  So there is no further obligations.  And if you join by tonight, you get to choose a Bundle (Stamps + Punch or Stamps + Dies) as a bonus.  The most expensive bundle is $60.25!  That is pretty great bonus!!  So message me if you would like to know more.

Now, on to today’s project.  It is a pretty quick one.  It reminded me of the beach trip I was on two weeks ago.  Very simple and just enjoying the weather and the sand.

 

 

This is the Friends Like You Bundle.  It is almost two different stamp sets.  It has the curved edge with the palm tree but also a line of flowers and greenery.  I chose the simpler one for today.  I also did not use the die cut palm tree.  It would be attached to my “sand” about where I have stamped the trees.

I die cut the Crumb Cake piece as the sand, and snipped off the trees.  I used the splatter stamp from Forever Fern stamp set to add the definition on the sand.

You may not be able to see it very well, but I sponged the entire background of Whisper White with the Seaside Spray Ink.  I didn’t try to completely cover or equally cover it.  I wanted it to be more natural looking.

There is a die for the dragonflies I added beneath the sentiment.  I opted to just stamp them and keep it in the pretty simple mode.  To finish the “picture”, I added strips of the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon to two corners.  This ribbon is so pretty and I was extremely happy when it carried over.  Thank You Stampin’ Up!!!

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It’s All About You

I adore cats and dogs, and most animals.  So I knew I had to have the suite of products fro the Pampered Pets.  I love all of the products.  Especially the designer series paper!  I love the animal prints that match the stamps, and the coordinating opposite side.  My favorite though is the expressions on the animal’s faces from the paper and the stamps.  I do believe they Smile at us.

 

 

Of course I also believe in spoiling the pets.  So the sentiment I chose for this card pairs perfectly with that idea!!  In making this card I am playing along with the Case This Sketch challenge #378.  Here is the sketch for the challenge.

 

This sketch is wonderful to use up those smaller pieces of DSP that I always seem to have quite a lot of.  Neither of these layers are very large.  I mentioned how much I love the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper at the beginning.  I chose to use two different pieces of the paper for my layers.  The words on the paper behind the pup are so cute and just perfect for it.  I layered the DSP on different card stocks to share the colors a bit more since a lot of the card is the white front.

The puppy is stamped with Soft Suede and colored using the Stampin’ Blends.  I used Light Cinnamon Cider for the dark places, Light Crumb Cake for the allover body, and Dark Flirty Flamingo for the collar and nose.

The sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set.  It has a great mix of sentiments and fonts.  Different fonts are my preferred ones to use.  The sentiment is punched using the Classic Label Punch.  For the background I used the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  Because it is the 1/2″ size, the tip looks very similar to the tip from the Classic Label.  Another unexpected , but happy, find.

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A 3×3 Smile

I made this card as a 3X3 card because I am totally out of my Random Act of Kindness little cards.  Because of  the Covid I have not been going out in what seems like forever.  So I gave them to delivery people.  Now I need new and summer cards.

 

 

Even though my card is 3X3, this would work just as well as a full size card.  I am loving the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.  We had a square one a couple of years ago that I really liked.  However, this one is more flexible because of the size.  I am hoping that it stays around for a while.

The sentiment is from the Lovely You Stamp set.  I colored the flower using Stampin’ Write Markers in Magenta Madness, Rococo Rose and Shaded Spruce.  Sadly, you cannot purchase individual Stampin’ Write Markers.  They are only available in color families, or In Color families. The In Color families are only 5 markers, so they are a bit less.  I stamped the Smile with the Magenta Madness Ink Pad.

The gorgeous background is a sheet of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  It is cut to 2 7/8 square.  So I could was able to get 16 pieces from one sheet of DSP.  My RAK cards are back in stock. 🙂

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You Make Me Smile

I want to share some sunshine here and make you all relax and hopefully Smile!  So the next couple of posts are going to be along those lines.  Today I have a daisy, which is simple flower that always makes me smile.

 

 

I have a mix of bundles for this card.  The Daisy Lane stamp set debuted in a previous catalog as a bundle with the Medium Daisy Punch.  Although they are no longer a bundle, they are both in the current catalog.  The other is the Many Mates Bundle.  It is the sentiment and the background for the daisies.  The sentiments for this set are varied and a mix of fonts.  The mixed fonts are always a favorite of mine.

I also used the Lovely Label Punch for the sentiment.  I adore the two different shapes for the ends of the punch.  In case you missed it.  I did a tip in one of last weeks posts that shares how to get the equal distance on each end of your sentiment.  Click HERE to go to that post.  The tip is in the middle of the post.

For the daisies, I punched four daisies to make the two flowers.  I fussy cut the small daisy and the fern.  The fern was an experiment.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock, and to say it didn’t look good was mild.  The white actually shined, in a bad way!!  So I used my Light Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend and went over the entire leaf.  I was happy with that.  I was trying not to use another set of dies to get some greenery.

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Hello Fern

The Forever Fern stamp set and the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper are fabulous.  I was not going to order the “leaves” set.  LOL!!!  The first time I saw it stamped, I fell in love.  And it is even prettier in person.  I did a little bit of a fun fold to go with the card today.

 

 

I used two different sheets of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper for this card.  I love the Pretty Peacock added in with the softer colors.

The fun fold is the front right edge.  I folded back 1″ from the edge.  The ribbon is from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Pack.  I love mixing a gingham with floral.  The ribbon is secured on the back of the 1″ piece and then that piece is secured to the card.  I like the idea of showing the strip of DSP on the right side of the inside of the card.  And here is a view of the inside.

 

 

I did not add an inside sentiment since the front says Hello.  I did add that adorable berry to the inside.  The detail is beautiful.

I have all  of the measurements for scoring and the other layers just below here.  I also have listed all of the supplies at the bottom of the post.  Thank you for stopping in today.  Please return tomorrow for another new project.

Measurements and Directions:

  • base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored along the 8 1/2 side at 1″ and 4 1/2″. Fold and burnish both scores.
  • fold back onto the front piece the 1″ scored piece.
  • the DSP is cut to 5 1/4 X 2 for the front, and 5 1/4 X 3/4 for the inside edge.
  • the Pretty Peacock layer is 2 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • the Whisper White layer is 2 1/4 X 4
  • the inside Whisper White layer is 5 1/4 X 3

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Peony Love

I have commented a few times regarding the Peony stamp set and that it is my favorite flower.  Today’s card is a bit of an  elegant version using that stamp set.  I rarely do cards on the elegant side.  I hope you like this one.

 

 

The only item from the Peony Garden Suite that I did not use is the Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon.  And it would have worked with this card.  I just didn’t think of it.

I really adore this Dainty Diamond 3D Embossing Folder.  It is pretty regardless of which side of the embossed paper you use.  It is another folder that is a bit on the more subtle side.  I like that very much.

The small peony flower is just so pretty.  I stamped it with Gray Granite Ink and colored just the highlights of the blossom with Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.  The leaves were colored using the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  It is die cut and then raised using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and it stamped in Gray Granite as well.  I stamped it towards the bottom of the card stock and then punched using the Label Me Lovely punch.  The added touch is the Elegant Faceted Gem.

I wanted a bit more for grounding the sentiment and flower.  So I used a 3 X 3 piece of the Peony Garden DSP.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners and then layered the Square Vellum Doily on top.  This could be placed square or diamond angle.  I liked the diamond better.

Thank you so much for stopping in today.  I hope you like this card and will leave some comments.  Please return tomorrow for another new project.

 

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