Melt My Heart

I needed a birthday card for a 1 year old little guy.  I know he would not care about a card, but his Mom loves Disney.  And I remembered seeing a card making the mouse ears from the Ice Cream Builder Punch.  that was my start.

 

 

I made one of the Quick and Easy Shaker cards, with the added bonus of Micky Mouse Ice Cream.  I used the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to punch a “scoop” from Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana cardstock.  The ice cream stick is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set.  The stamp set and punch come as a bundle with a 10% discount!

The “confetti” circle is from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.  I used the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.  The sentiment is from the stamp set. I used the scalloped oval of the Double Oval Punch to cut it out.  That “You Melt My Heart” is so cute and unique.  I think it would make a great card for anyone you are sending love to.

The shaker card is made using one of the Clear Envelopes.  I cut a different piece of the Ice Cream Corner DSP to 4 X 5 1/4 and placed it inside the envelope.  I then added quite a few of the Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles.  I closed the envelope, with the closed part on the back side and folded the edges down for a tight fit.  All I had to do now is add Tear & Tape to the back side and adhere it to the card base.  Note:  You have to be very careful as it is a One Shot to make it right type application.  The Tear & Tape is not at all forgiving!!  Ask me how I know!  LOL!!

Once the shaker was put together, all I had to do is add the front pieces and I had an adorable little ice cream card.  It just hints at Disney and Micky, but I know that’s what it is.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will give this easy shaker card a try. And also remember to turn your ice cream scoop upside down for some mouse ears!

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With Love

I hope you had an enjoyable Valentine Day yesterday.  We do not get too excited about these holidays.  It was just a nice, relaxing, and WET, day.  I am ready to go out and see sunshine!!!  I am happy we just have rain and not the snow and storms some are having.  I hope all of you are safe and dry!

Today’s card is an extra Valentine card I made but did not share.  It could also be for a wedding.  I paired a few different products from the Forever & Always Bundle and suite.

 

Stampin' Up!, Forever and Always, Metalic Ribbon, Love you always foil, true love , Jackie Beers

 

I mixed several blingy pieces on this card.  I began with the card base of Blushing Bride cardstock.  Next is a layer of the Love You Always Foil Sheet, which is blush or champagne color.  The foil is topped with True Love Designer Series Paper in the polka dot.

I added a banner with an angle cut made from the Love You Always Foil sheet.  It is wrapped with a ribbon bow from the Blushing Bride Metalic Ribbon.  The ribbon is beautiful!  The back is Blushing Bride and the front is a mixture of blush and gold.  I had to fiddle with my bow to keep only the front of the ribbon showing.  It is well worth the fiddling time!

For the focal areas, I stamped the flowers from the Forever & Always Bundle and colored with Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends.  The leaves are colored using Just Jade Stampin’ Blends.

I went a bit rogue on the “LOVE”.  I had used the Blush Foil, but wanted to bring out the gold in the ribbon.  So I used Gold Foil to cut the background of the LOVE. (If I had a do over, I would use the blush for this as well)

Measurements:

  • Blushing Bride card base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Foil layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • DSP layer is 3 3/4 X 5
  • Angle Foil is 2 1/2 X 3 7/8 with a 1″ angle cut (place a mark at 1″ on the right side and put the mark on the cutting line.  place the opposite corner on the cutting line as well, cut from mark to point)

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you like my mix of products and will give these items another look in the catalog.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

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Kangaroo Love

Last week I had asked on my Facebook page, Blue Line Stamping, to name a few stamp sets that you would like to see used.   I used one on Monday.  You can see that card HERE.  And today I am sharing the second one.  It is Kangaroo & Company.

 

Stampin' Up!, kangaroo and company, True Love, Blending Brushes, Jackie Beers

 

I chose to make the Kangaroo as a Valentine Card.  But since it doesn’t say that on the front, it could be used for any expression of love.  The little envelope is part of the stamp set and I think it is simply adorable, so I wanted to include it.  It’s sort of hanging in the air, so I see it as love is being sent.  Yes, I know I have a crazy imagination!!! LOL!

The background for the card is from the True Love Designer Series Paper.  I used the new Blending Brushes with Flirty Flamingo and  Poppy Parade Inks to blend the colors onto the paper.  I love how the dots still show through so well.

To ground everything, I added one of the Vellum Doilies.  These little squares are so versatile and are perfect for this use.  I also added the White Baker’s Twine from the Snail Mail Combo Trim Pack.

The kangaroo is adorable alone or with one of the included inserts for the belly slot.  I went with the hearts for the “Love” theme.  They are colored using Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend Combo.  I also utilized the little “stick” for lack of a better word.  It is what the inserts can be attached to so they pull out of the belly slit.  Here is a closer look at that.

 

Isn’t that adorable?  The smaller sayings in the stamp set will all work on this little piece.  It is long enough to easily hold the attached hearts in place.  You do need to pay attention when adding your dimensionals so they do not interfere with it.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I really do appreciate it.  If you have any stamps you would like to see me create a card for, hop over to my Facebook Blue Line Stamping page and leave me a note.  There are not very many that I do not have 🙂

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Love Forever

Last week I posted a question on my Facebook page, Blue Line Stamping, asking what stamp sets you would like to see.  Sadly I did not receive much of a response.  If you are a regular follower of mine here, please take a minute to Like my Facebook page as well.  I would appreciate it.

One of the sets that was requested was Forever & Always.  So I am sharing a card using those products today.  You can never go wrong with Black & White (plus a touch of color).  And that is what I have used.

 

Stampin' Up!, forever and always, parisian flourish, true love, jackie beers

 

Normally I would not use quite as much color with my black and white card, but I felt the flowers and the love needed the two colors.  You cannot see it from the full picture but the Basic Black background is embossed using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.

Here is a close up.

It really is beautiful in person.  The details of the embossing worked wonderfully on the black.  The flowers are colored using the Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends with the centers being the Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend.  Plus I added one of the Pastel Pearls to each center.

The leaves are colored using Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I also added the background of the “Love” using Old Olive cardstock.  The LOVE is Purple Posy cardstock attached to Foam Adhesive Sheet and then die cut.  This is the best way for a simple adhering of the thin letters as well as giving it a raised look.

The strip of DSP is from the True Love Designer Series Paper.  I wanted to add a grounding strip for the flower layers.  The flowers are adhered to a die cut from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I used the largest of the scalloped layers.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed the card.  I have all of the products I used listed at the bottom of the page.  Remember that we are almost finished with this first round of Sale-A-Bration.  It ends on February 28th.

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Playful Valentine

I have a fun card for you today.  I started with a fold from a card I had received in a swap.  It had several layers that opened like pages in a book.  I started with that, but took a wrong turn somewhere in my scoring, LOL!!!  But I am happy with the Tri-Fold Card I designed from the error.  I hope you will enjoy it as well.

 

 

I LOVE Cats and Dogs, and most other animals.  And my husband does as well.  Maybe even more than I do.  So this became the Valentine card I will give to him.  Here is a view of the open card.

 

 

The cat is smiling up at the frowny face little dog and I thought that was too cute.  When in actuality, it would be just the opposite probably. Since cats are usually the stand offish ones.

Here is a close up of the cat.

 

I used the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper for the stand out part of the card.  I chose three different papers that worked together.  The ribbon is from the Playful Pets Trim Combo.  I tried to line them up along the bottom.

The hearts are from the Heart Punch Pack.  I kept that simple to show off the dog and cat.  They are fussy cut from the Playful Pets DSP also.

The sentiment is from Hot Dog Stamp Set in the Mini Catalog.  I used a small sticky note to block the rest of the sentiment.  All I wanted was the I Love You.  I have a small pad of those on my desk for a variety of uses.  I just have to remember to remove it before I stamp!!

I will add a small piece of White cardstock on the center panel for what I write for hubby.  But for the picture I left that off.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I do have all of the measurements for you.  All of the supplies are at the bottom of the post.  I hope this gives you a Smile in your day!!

Measurements:

  • card base is 5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4, and 8. (or 3 and 6 3/4, depending on your preference)
  • DPS is 2 3/4 X 5 1/8 , 3 3/8 X 5 1/8 (X2) , 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • The second of the middle DSP goes on the backside of middle panel as you can see that panel when the card is closed.

 

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Hearts for Royal Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature hearts, so prepare yourself for lots and lots of love. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

There are so many “heart” stamps to choose from!  I had narrowed it down to about three, when I ran across a set still on my desk.  I knew this was the perfect one, even though a tad out of the norm when you think about hearts.  Or at least the way I was originally thinking.

 

Stampin' Up!, Treasures of life, artistry blooms, stitched be mine, Jackie Beers

 

The center heart is the one that caught my eye and made me decide on this direction!  It is from the new to the Mini Catalog Treasures of Life stamp set.  Oh My!  I am not a parent or grandparent, (except for 4 legged varieties)  but I still fell in love with this set.  And luckily I have friends who have recently become first time grandparents.

The DSP is the unexpected Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  I pulled the other colors from that paper.  To cut the hearts I used the Be Mine Stitched Dies.  The main hearts as well as the ones on the bottom are from the die set.

Here is a view of the inside.  I cut around the negative to give a frame to the sentiment.  I decided one more heart was needed.  This also shows another view of the Fun Fold.

 

 

I cased this Fun Fold from fellow demonstrator Susie Wood.  If you follow me at all, you know I love fun folds.  This one is a keeper.

Measurements:

  • Base of Coastal Cabana is 4 1/4 X 9 scored at 5 1/2
  • Base layers are Highland Heather cut 4 X 4, and 1 5/8 X 4
  • DSP is cut 3 7/8 X 3 7/8 and 1 1/2 X 3 7/8
  • White inside layer is 3 1/2 X 4

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  10. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  13. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

 

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