Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Stampin' Fancy Friday...With Fun Folds!!!

Do you follow the Stampin' Fancy Friday Team on Facebook and/or Instagram?!  I hope so!  😁  If not...go do it!  Hee.  I am on the Design Team and every month we have a challenge.  And all month long, we post our teams projects to inspire you!  And this month...it is all about a Fancy Fold!  I used the fun Timeless Tulips Bundle...a fun stamp set AND coordinating punch!  😍


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Firty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Daffordil Delight, Pool Party, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Gray Granite, Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Timeless Tulips
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Detailed Bands Dies, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Tulip Builder Punch
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment

I love the "fancy fold" of this card!  The whole focal point is a flap!



I just scored and folded the right side of the Nested Stitch Label Die, and adhered it to the inside of the card.  Then adhered that strip of Designer Series Paper over it to make it all neat and tidy.  😀

Here is what it looks like when you open the card:



I love the detail on this whole flap too...that beautiful swirly piece in the background is from the Detailed Bands Dies.  😍  Swoon!


What do you think?!  Do you like making Fancy Fold cards?!  Would love to see what you make!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Satisfaction Guaranteed With Topical Chic!!!!

I can't get enough of the Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Dies!  (Maybe because I really wish I could go somewhere tropical right now!!!)  So when the #30daycardmakingchallenge LAST DAY'S challenge is all about doing something we want to do...well OF COURSE I grabbed that stuff!  😀  I am SO EXCITED to share this card today!!!


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink, Basic Black, Gold
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Basic Black, Perennial Essence Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Gold Foil Paper
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tropical Dies, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Sponge Daubers (to ink up stamps)
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Iridescent Sequin Assortment

Look at all that layered tropical goodness...put together in such a fun and unique way!  I am excited to share the "story" behind this card, because there is one!  Hee.  I did something with this card that I have been wanting to do for a long time.  (So I love how that fits the challenge too so well!)


Do you have "crafting greats" that you admire so much?!  People where EVERYTHING you see of there's, you just swoon over?!  Well I do too!!!  And for this card...I CASE'd TWO of them!  I have received 2 cards that I just LOVE and wanted to recreate.  So for this challenge...I combined them both to make this one!  Here are those cards:


Aren't they both just SO stunning?!?!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!  The one on the left is made by Lauren Alarid, aka Crafty Little Peach.  The one on the right is made by Melody Hyde, aka Hammond and Penny Cards.  So I am SO HAPPY that I finally took the time to copy these geniuses!

I just love that "window" with the layered goodness underneath...


I watercolored the background ayer with Coastal Cabana.  Then I sponged the tropcial leaves with Shaded Spruce & Granny Apple Green inks before stamping onto Shimmery White cardstock.  Then die-cut like crazy (also did some die-cuts with Vellum, Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and Gold Foil) and layer it all together!

The background of the card, I embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder.  In real life, it helps the whole thing pop just a bit more:


And one last shot of this gorgeous layered-ness:


Total Swoon over this!  😍😍😍

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you have LOVED doing this challenge as much as I have.  And if you haven't started yet...it is never too late!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!!!

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Bold Tropical...

Almost the last day of #30daycardmakingchallenge!!  Can't believe it!  So sad!  I hope you have either had fun participating and/or have enjoyed seeing the fun creations made because of the challenge! 

Today is all about being BOLD! So I went straight to the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper!


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
Inks:  Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum, Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Timeless Tropical
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Tropical Dies, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine

Super bold, right?! 😍  What do you think?!

I love the fun tropical elements also.  Before I die-cut the leaves... I watercolored some color (in Grapefruit Grove & Daffodil Delight) to Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  I liked the softer color of these colors that you can get from watercoloring.  💕


I also love this little gold scallop touch...


I hope you enjoy this card and it helps make your day feel a little more bold!  😀  Please let me know if you have any more questions!  Would love to help! Thank you for visiting!!!

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Hey Girl, Hey...It's A Magnolia Day!

If you could make a card for your best girl friend...what would you do?!  Well now you have the chance!  Because that is the challenge for today's #30daycardmakingchallenge!  I needed to make a girly card for this challenge...because why not?!  😀


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
Inks:  Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark, BLENDS: Basic Black Dark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White, Coastal Cabana, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Good Morning Magnolia
Tools: Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, Magnolia Memory Dies, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine

I love the bright colors and glam on this card.  The little gold scallop is so cute too! 


And those black stripes...how cute are they?!  Are you looking for the Designer Series Paper that I used?!  Well...you can stop looking!  Because I just drew them onto Whisper White with my Basic Blacks Blends Marker.  It was super easy and I LOVE how it looks!

And if you have followed me at all, you know I love a good embossed greeting. 😀 So I love this one on Coastal Cabana cardstock. 


And OF COURSE ... I love a good watercolored flower!  And this magnolia has me all  😍😍😍 ! 


Isn't this a fun challenge?!  I LOVE IT! 


I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with anything! 

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Watercolored Thank You for TGIF 261...

Are you ready for another TGIF Challenge?!  Yay!  Because we have one for you today!  Are you ready to use your die-cuts?! 


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Champagne Foil Sheets
Stamps: NONE!
Tools: Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder, Thank You Die, Lovely Flowers Dies, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
AccessoriesWhisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
 
Because that is the challenge this week! Grab those die-cuts and get crafting!  😁


I love the watercolored background on this card...


And those cute little flowers:

And this cute little scallop:
 

What are you going to make this week?!  Let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with any papercrafting needs that you have! 

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Modern Heart Love...

We are winding down on Martin's #30daycardmakingchallenge!  Can't believe there are just a few more days left!  Today's challenge I TOTALLY LOVE!  And I am kinda cheating because I actually made these a few weeks ago.  I hope you will forgive me!  Also...it isn't even a card! 


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Basic Black, Gold
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Golden Honey Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Modern Heart
Tools: Stitched So Sweetly, Delightful Tag Topper, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

But isn't this a fun challenge?!!?


A few weeks ago, I made up a bunch of homemade salsa, and took it around to some people that I wanted to spread a little cheer and love to.   I think everyone needs it right now so it is probably time for another round of salsa making.  😀


I LOVE this Modern Heart Stamp Set.  I just embossed the hearts in gold, and then watercolored away.  They were a lot of fun to make.



I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help! 

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Blackberry Bliss & Crushed Curry Meet For the Love of Felt!

Can you believe that it is Day 26 of the #30daycardmakingchallenge?!  What?! Already?!  Crazy!  Hee.  But yes...there are just a few more days left!  Have you been playing along?  Today is NOT one of my favorites.  😀  (Thank, Martin! 😉)   It is a color challenge, but it is not colors I really gravitate towards normally.  But I guess that what makes this fun, right?!  The opportunity to challenge yourself and step outside of your box!  😀  On to the challenge:


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Vellum
Stamps: For the Love of Felt, Well Said
Tools: Well Written Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Palette Knives, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, Heat Tool
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Whisper White Flax Ribbon, Shimmery White Embossing Paste

And here is the challenge:


Fun tip...if you are trying to use specific colors, but quite aren't sure how to use them or don't completely love them...pair them with neutrals!  For this card I obviously used a whole lot of Whisper White!  And I think it makes the colors just totally pop!


Also...these flowers are all stamped with Blackberry Bliss.  I just stamped it three times, without re-inking the stamp.  That way you get a variety of color, within the same color!

I also LOVE the Shimmery Embossing Paste.  That is what I used to make the polka dot background...


And love the texture that these ribbons add...I love a card with texture!


I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything.  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Flourishing Friendship...

Well here we are!  Day 25 of #30daycardmakingchallenge!  This one is all about friendship, specifically "You Have a Friend In Me!"  So I made this card from my BFF...and she LOVES purple!  So purple it is!!!


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Highland Heather, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White
Inks: Highland Heather, Black StazOn
Cardstock/Papers:  Highland Heather, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases
Tools: Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
AccessoriesWhisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, White Stampin' Emboss Powder

I LOVE this stamp set!  So much!  It is called Flourishing Phrases and it is RETIRING!  😱  This card was really easy to make.  I just embossed it in white onto Highland Heather cardstock.  Then did some sponging and splatter in the same color ink to make it pop.


Then just distress some edges, and add your greeting and a couple accessories...


I love how it all came together!


Would love to see what you make!  Come play along!


Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

It's a Star Birthday Bash!

Have you made your card for today's #30daycardmakingchallenge yet?!  If not...hurry up!  Hee.  Just kidding!  But I am going to share mine!!


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)


Colors:
Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White

Inks: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pineapple Punch, Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Well Said
Tools: Stitched Nested Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Iridescent Sequin Assortment

I wanted a fun guy birthday card since I am always in need of those.  Came up with this one.  LOVE those Stitched Star Dies!  They are so much fun!  Just add some Designer Series Paper, sequins, and a greeting...and there you go!  Easy, breezy! 



I hope you are having as much fun as I am with this challenge!  And if you haven't started yet...just jump on in any time!  😀


Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!

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Time for a Color Challenge!

Well this is kinda funny.  The card that I posted for Day 11 almost fits the bill for Day 12 of the 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge p...