Friday, January 29, 2021

A Fancy Friday Butterfly Gala Sketch!

Hey!  Have you seen all the fabulous cards that the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team have been posting on social media all month?!  I hope so!  Because I finally get to share the card I made!  πŸ˜€ 

ColorsWhisper White, Basic Black, Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Gold
Inks:  Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Memento Jet Black
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets
Stamps: Butterfly Gala
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, Butterfly Duet Punch
Accessories: Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack

I love a fun white & black color combo with pops of color!  And that's exactly what this sketch called for when I sat down to play.  😁  All I did was stamp the butterflies onto Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink.  Then I just used my sponge daubers and dabbed some colors on.  Then punched them out!  

I love this little black and white stripe trim piece.  I just cut some narrow strips of Basic Black cardstock, and adhered it to Whisper White cardstock.  Then added it to the cardstock panel.  I love doing this because it is so easy to add such a dynamic piece.  πŸ’–

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder.  It makes my heart happy every time I see it.  πŸ’•

I guess you may want to see the sketch map that was the start of this card, huh?!  πŸ˜„ Well here you go!

So much fun, huh?!  I want to see what you make with it!  And head over to Facebook or Instagram to see all the other cards that were made by the design team!  Just search for Stampin' Fancy Friday!  

Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I would love to help!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Always fun to have you stop by!  


Dandy Wishes Is Mad For Plaid...TGIF Challenge 301:

 Woot!  It's TGIF Challenge time!  What is this, you may be asking?!  Well...once a week the TGIF Challenge Design Team (yes!  I am on this fabulous team!!!) hosts a challenge.  And you have all week to make a project using the challenge as inspiration!  And the design team posts samples they have made to give you more inspiration!  Then you just upload your creation on the TGIF Challenge Blog!  We even vote for a winner for the week!  πŸ’—  So want to play along this week?!  Yay!  Because this week is even MORE fun!  It is a Designer Take Over Challenge week!!!  This means that someone on the design team is "taking over" our challenge!  This is Stesha Bloodhart that is taking over!  Yay!  She's AMAZING!!!  πŸ’—

Can't wait to share this challenge with you, but first up...want to see the card that I made for the challenge?!?  Well here you go!!!

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

Colors: Whisper White, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness
Inks:  Magenta Madness, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party
Stamps: Buffalo Check, Best Year
Tools: Dandy Wishes Dies, Best Plaid Builder Dies, Heat Tool
AccessoriesLinen Thread, Elegant Faceted Gems, White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Can you guess the challenge based on this card?!  Well here is a graphic that may help you figure it out.  πŸ˜€ 

 It is a Mad For Plaid Challenge!!!!  How fun!  So I used the Best Plaid Builder Dies and the Buffalo Check Stamp to make the plaid background.

Then I used the ☆ FABULOUS ☆ Dandy Wishes Dies to create the focal point!  Love these!  I die cut the flowers in white then used the new Blending Brushes to add some color.  I love the more subtle look  and variation of color! 

I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions for me!  If you don't...just head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along with us!  

Thank you SO MUCH for visiting!  If I can help with anything...please be in touch! πŸ’•

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Birthday Celebration Galore with You Are Amazing Stamp Set!

Quick post today to share a quick card!  I will be making hundreds of these throughout the year, so it had to be simple!  (And quick to make!)  My first batch was about 105! πŸ’–  Here was my first step...some fussy cutting!

I stamped the bubble and then the greeting from the NEW "You Are Amazing" Stamp Set & then cut them all out!  Then I added them to the cards!  I did a couple different color combos...and can't decide which one I like the most!  😁

Colors: Whisper White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness
InksPool Party, Bermuda Bay
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Shimmery White,
Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness
Stamps: You Are Amazing
Tools: Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder
Accessories: Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins

I stamped the bubble in Pool Party and the greeting in Bermuda Bay for both of the cards.  Then the stripes on this card are: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, & Granny Apple Green. 

The stripes on this card is Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, and Magenta Madness: 

I LOVE the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder & I LOVE the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins...and LOVE them even more on this card.  πŸ’•

What do you think?  Do you like to mass produce or just make one/a few cards?!  These actually have been a lot of fun to make.  (Although I am only about 100 down...will have to do this a few more times throughout the year.)  But I do NOT do bows of any kind on cards that I have to make this many of!  Haha.  What tips do you have for mass production?! 

Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have ANY questions!!!


Saturday, January 23, 2021

Sponging Hearts With Heal Your Heart...

Just a quick card today...super perfect to mail...using a *NEW* Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set!  Which can earn this stamp set FREE with a qualifying order!  Check out the Sale-A-Bration catalog to see all the things you can earn free...after you check out this card!  πŸ˜€

Colors: Whisper White, Just Jade, Magenta Madness
InksJust Jade, Magenta Madness, Gray Granite, StazOn Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Just Jade
Stamps: Heal Your Heart
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Heat Tool, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder

This was a fun card to make, just using a lot of ink for texture.  There is sponging, embossing, and splattering!

First...I used the polka dot mask from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks & the *NEW* Blending Brushes!!! (In the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!) to sponge some polka dots in Gray Granite ink.

Then I made a little heart mask from a piece of Vellum Cardstock to sponge the hearts in Just Jade.

I love this inked layered look.  It creates so much texture without a ton of layers.  I did add a few layers of cardstock cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Background Stamps With Pretty Perennials:

It is time for another challenge!  A TGIF Challenge!  Yay!  This one is a fun one too, AND I used NEW product from Stampin' Up!'s NEW January-June 2021 Mini Catalog AND the NEW Sale-A-Bration Brochure!  Plus I mixed in something from that Annual Catalog.   Who wants to see?!

ColorsMagenta Madness, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Misty Moonlight, Soft Sea Foam
Inks:  Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sea Foam, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Stamps: Heal Your Heart, Pretty Perennials, Buffalo Check
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Perennial Petals Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Gilded Gems, White Stampin' Emboss Powder

What do you think?!  Look at these fun blooms!  I LOVE this Pretty Perennials Bundle!  It is so much fun!  And mixed with the Buffalo Check Stamp Set...well I just love the fresh and fun vibe.  And that Buffalo Check Stamp Set is the whole purpose of this card...because that is what the challenge is about!  Background Stamps!

Also...something else that is fun about this is Sale-A-Bration time!  Which means FREE stuff!  This greeting comes from one of the stamp sets that you can earn FREE, Heal Your Heart!  And I love the different panels of the background stamp...just a little touch of texture and uniqueness. πŸ’•

I love these layered blooms! 

And one last look at the full card! 

What do you think?!  I hope you play along this week!  Just head to the TGIF Challenge blog to play along!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with any of your crafting needs!  


Friday, January 8, 2021

Zoo Globe Birthday...

Just a simple post today to share a quick but darling birthday card!  πŸ’•I want to be better about sending out birthday cards this going to be making lots of this type of card hopefully.  Hee.  

ColorsMagenta Madness, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Inks: Soft Suede, Misty Moonlight BLENDS: Light Magenta Madness, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Daffodil Delight
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Crumb Cake, Flower & Field Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Zoo Globe
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Stapler
Accessories: Whale of a Time Sequins, Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack

Have you ever used your Blends Markers to color on Crumb Cake cardstock?  I love the look of the colors like this.  I stamped, colored, splattered, and then embossed it.

And I love subtle texture on these distressed and curled corners.  Its so easy to just curl a bit with a Bone Folder to break down the fibers of the cardstock.  Then separate the layers a bit.  

 Hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  


Friday, January 1, 2021

It's a Black & White Day for TGIF Challenge 297:

Happy New Year!  Welcome 2021!!!  Anyone else as ready for this new year as me?!  πŸ™Œ Today is a day of CELEBRATION... so here's to celebrating YOU...2021!  πŸ˜€πŸ’•And all of us that made it through 2020!  

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

Colors: Basic Black, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Inks:  Memento Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Friend Like You
Tools: Tailored Tag Punch
Accessories:  Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack

This card turned out differently than I set out to do...but ended up just going for a BOLD start to the year! And since it is a Black & White Challenge...that makes sense, right?!  πŸ˜‰  

I LOVE this Tailored Tag Punch.  Just so much fun to use a million different ways!  I love the geometric pattern created here by just punching and adhereing to cardstock. 

Isn't it so much fun?!  And even though it is a black & white challenge... I just had to add a pop of color...and one of my fave colors, of course!  You can't start a new year without a POP of color, right?!  😁What color would you choose to start the year off with?!  Coastal Cabana for me!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you are all having a great start to your year!  Please let me know how I can help you and what I can do for you!  Would love to help you with any of your paper crafting needs!

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Hello Ladybug for Inspirational TGIF Challenge #469!!

Just a fun quick post today to share this weeks fun TGIF Challenge!  Are you going to play along?  I hope so!  First - I want to share the c...