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virtual stamping 7

Another month has gone by and I have a few more challenge cards to share. Not as many cards this time but here’s what I made. This first card was cased and I added the little kitty and bird. We all don’t like having to make a sympathy card but this one is easy and pretty quick to make when needed. I used SU! Grace’s Garden and Darice With Sympathy embossing folder.

For a sketch and masculine challenge, I used SU! Waterfront.

Next I made masculine and feminine versions of this card using the Paper Smooches Happy Hellos set. This was for keeping lots of white space and using your oldest papers. The papers on the card on the right were actually sticky-back! I wish papers were made like that now. lol.

Here’s a coffee card for a sketch challenge using SNSS Coffee TalkMarker Alpha, and Texture Tiles 5.

The last two cards were made for a sketch and fancy fold. I used the SNSS O Holy Night for both cards. I also used paper from MME-Joyful, a pre-printed card base (diagonal stripe), Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles and Mosaic Triangle Edge Circles, SU! Modern Mosaic e.f., and the Martha Stewart Ribbon Bow punch.

Have a great weekend!

 

virtual stamping 6

Happy Saturday! I’m back with a bunch of cards for various challenges with friends. For my first one I used up some flowers leftover from a previous project. These are from Altenew’s Flower Arrangement stamp set & matching dies. The sentiment is from SU! Peaceful Moments. I also used SU! Coastal Weave embossing folder and Die-Namics Stitched Basic Edges 2.

The second card uses Altenew’s Build-A-Flower: Snapdragon. This was for a sketch and favorite flower challenges. I’m not sure I really have a favorite flower but I do have fond memories of my grandmother’s snapdragons in her flower beds. I still can’t resist squeezing them!

I combined 4 different challenges for the next one…monochromatic, a sketch, using retired colors (I chose Baroque Burgundy), and using gingham. The flowers are from SU! Bloom With Hope.

The front of this card was for a sketch challenge and the inside was a special fold. The butterflies are SU! Butterfly Gala and the Butterfly Duet punch.

 We were challenged to CASE a card by Jane Daniels from the UK. I loved her use of diamonds! Here’s my slightly different layout/colors/sentiment using SU! Positive Thoughts and the Birch Press Sending Sugar Script die.

Another special fold…this time using SU! Free As A Bird and Botanical Gardens dsp. I also used Sizzix Bold Flora dies.

The next two cards are for a challenge to pull out those old wheels. I chose the SU! Neighborhood Wheel. The sentiments are from a Taylored Expressions printable.

How long has it been since we did punch art? I found these two pieces in my stash from quite a while ago. The first was for punch art and sketch challenges. Remember Care Bears?

The second was for punch art and woven strips challenges. The sentiment is an old wood block by Amuse.

A friend said to dig out an old set…so I dug out SU! 2004 Rhyme Time and paired it with a Darice Numbers embossing folder.

The last card was for another sketch and also using wheels. This time I used the SU! Making Tracks wheel. The motorcycle is from SU! 2003 Born to Ride.

That’s it for this time…Have a great day!

 

virtual stamping 4

Hello! I’m back with more cards that I’ve recently made while “virtual stamping” with friends and playing along with challenges. My first card was for a challenge to make a split card. I used Altenew’s Flower Arrangement stamp set & matching dies. Altenew makes such pretty flowers!

Here’s a pic of how I placed the flowers on a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock. I didn’t draw a line down the center with a pencil per directions…I just lightly scored a line. After they’re glued down, you cut the piece in half and trim the edges to create two cards.

Colors used: SU! Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green.

My next card was for a challenge to make a Tall Z-Fold card. I used the retired SU! Simply Soft set, along with Touches of Texture (bee) and Peaceful Moments. The border was punched with a Martha Stewart Edge punch.

Colors: Distress Picked Raspberry and SU! Daffodil Delight.

Here’s one for a Four Fold card challenge. Again I used Touches of Texture and Peaceful Moments.

Colors used: SU! Vintage Violet, Cool Caribbean, Smoky Slate, and Sweet Sugarplum.

This next one was for Offset Triple Stamping. I used SU! Positive Thoughts and the Scripty embossing folder.

For a challenge to use a new purchase, I used my May Paper Pumpkin kit (mine arrived late as the first box was lost in the mail!). I made an acetate tent card. They are a lot of fun!

The next few cards were created with a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Peace Be Still. This is a great masculine set! I paired it with papers by The Paper Studio- The Pink Navy. This one was for a sketch challenge.

I got out the old craft knife to cut inside the rope.

Another one for a sketch challenge and also uses Peace Be Still.

Two more cards I made with Peace Be Still were made with layered ovals. I have no idea where this design originated but here’s a video with circles to show you how. I’ve seen it done with various shapes and they all look cool!

Cardstock colors: SU! Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay.

I combined two challenges, to make a collar card and a patriotic one, and used the Paper Smooches Circle of Honor stamp set. There’s an epoxy star sticker inside the large star. It’s so sad to hear that Kim is retiring Paper Smooches! But I wish her the best in her new endeavors!

Here’s another masculine card for a sketch challenge. I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Time Well SpentGear Up and Texture Tiles 2. Cardstock is Bordering Blue and Mossy Meadow.

My last card for today is for a Double Pleated Card challenge. I used Begin Again  and Encouraging Thoughts.

I’ve found a few more cards that I didn’t photograph yet so I’ll save those for next time! Have a great day and stay safe!

 

 

virtual stamping 3

Hello! Today I have some more cards that I’ve made while “virtual stamping” with friends and playing along with challenges. My first card was for a sketch challenge and I used a digital image by Nola Pierce Chandler called Socially Distant Hug. She is cute and quite perfect right now, isn’t she?

This dragonfly card was for a challenge to use an old technique and I chose the Acetate & Tissue technique. I’m guessing this piece I found in my supplies was made about 2005. It was a few years before a good friend passed away. We loved trying out techniques! I used Dragonfly Dreams and matching dies.

To create the background, add white glue like Elmer’s or Crystal Effects (your choice) to the acetate. (Stamp on the opposite side first if you want to). Then add some drops of reinker and spread it around. Add glitter and Pearl-Ex powders. Then crumple tissue paper and smooth it back out and lay it over the glue. Set it aside to dry. Trying to get a pic of the shimmer, sparkle & shine…

My next card was for two challenges…using butterflies and make a collage. I used Your Story, Psalm 23 Background, Begin Again, and In This Together.

This card was also for two challenges…a sketch challenge and “make a wish”. I used Blessings in Disguise and Lots of Love.

Here’s another super old technique. It’s just like the Acetate & Tissue above but without the tissue paper. This is called Caught In Crystal. I used the Made New butterfly dies, In This Together, Encouraging Thoughts, & Your Story.

Trying again to see the shimmer, sparkle & shine…

While making the Socially Distant Hug card, I printed off another digital image by Nola and made a grad card that’s perfect for this time we are facing!

For a color and a sketch challenge…again I used In This Together. The sentiments are so good right now!

Here I used Sweet Little Lamb with the Psalm 23 Background and Encouraging Thoughts. The MISTI was awesome for stamping the background. I used several colors of ink cubes and stamped a few lines at a time, overlapping the inks.

These two fun kid’s cards were stamped with the Reverse Confetti Later Alligator set and matching dies.

Here’s a CAS Z-Fold card with those tulips again, this time for a plaid challenge.

Last one for today…using the elk from SU! The Wilderness Awaits and Tree Rings for a wood theme and sketch challenges.

Have a great day and stay safe!

 

Timeless Tulips

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you’ve enjoyed your day! I am just popping in to share some cards I made with the SU! Timeless Tulips stamp set and coordinating punch. I didn’t originally plan to get this bundle but I’m so glad I did! First I made a Front Flap Card. The color is a bit off here…I used Highland Heather cardstock. The other flowers are Daffodil Delight and Pool Party. And I love that Parisian Flourish embossing folder! I also used the SU! Stitched Labels Framelits and MFT Cross Stitched Circles dies. The patterned paper is The Paper Studio- Ice Cream Parlor.

My second card has a Grapefruit Grove cardstock base and I used the SU! Basket Weave embossing folder. The other two flowers are Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo. I used another one of the SU! Stitched Labels Framelits- I love that set of dies!

And I just kept going with a third card! This time I started with a Regal Rose base. The flower is Melon mambo. This embossing folder is similar to the SU! one but mine is the WeR Memory Keepers Quilted e. f. Inside the card is a Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangle.

Have a great week!

 

virtual stamping 2

Hello! Since we can’t get together, I’ve been stamping some more “virtually” with my friends and playing along with challenges. It has been a great way to think about something other than the news and bonus…I’ve mailed quite a few cards!

First I used the Altenew Birds of a Feather and matching dies to create a few cards for a washi tape challenge.

I applied strips of washi tape to white cardstock and then die cut the birds. I found it helpful to first loosely trace the die so I knew exactly where I needed the washi. Now I’m thinking of other shapes to die cut!

The white panels were cut with Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles. Card bases are SU! Sweet Sugarplum and Melon Mambo.

This card was for a food & drink challenge. I spied this bowl of cherries in the long retired SU! Giggle Greetings. The Pawsitively Prints dsp is also long retired. I used Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Edges and C.C. Designs Cherry dies.

For a watercolor challenge I did a wash on the watercolor paper panel, then painted the watercolor over a Gina Marie Slanted Bricks stencil. Flowers from Concord & 9th (Beautiful Branches) were stamped over top and then I went over them with a waterbrush. Cardstock is Island Indigo, Lemon Lime Twist, and a brown.

Next I made this card for a challenge to use doilies. I also used a piece of floral fabric I received from a friend. It was applied to sticky-back paper first for ease in cutting it out. The sentiment is from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Encouraging Thoughts free printable.

I used the SU! Grace’s Garden bundle here along with colors from a challenge to make this garden gate card. The embossing folder is Darice Brick Wall.

The inside…

And matching envelope…

Next I made this for a challenge to use umbrellas/rainbows. The SU! Under My Umbrella and matching punch is so cute! I didn’t get the matching paper so I used Echo Park’s Sunny Days Ahead.

The inside…

Yesterday I got sidetracked when I was looking for something and found my Pigpen stamp! I thought he’d go great with a sentiment I had printed out for another “Coronavirus Card”.

I used my old (2001!) Pigpen stamp by Stampabilities, a sentiment from a Taylored Expressions free printable, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Squares, and Die-Namics Blueprints 20.

I also made a CAS princess card yesterday for a crown/royalty challenge. I used Echo Park Princess Set #1 dies and the acrylic block background technique. The scalloped panel was cut with Die-Namics Blueprints 20.

I’m sure there will be more virtual stamping in the near future while we are all staying put! Have a good day!

 

virtual stamping

The past few weeks I have been doing some “virtual stamping” with friends, playing along with random challenges. It has been a great way to make a bunch of RAK’s to send and also connect with friends I haven’t seen in a while!

Here’s the cards that I made so far. The first photo is for a challenge to use bunnies or flowers and also uses the Scrappy Strip technique for the background. (I honestly didn’t watch the entire video and just winged it. If you want to skip the chit chat, go to the 20 minute mark.) I used the Spellbinders 24 Carrot dies and the following papers: black, white, SU! Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Daffodil Delight, Echo Park- Sunny Days Ahead.

This card was for a monochromatic challenge. The images are a free printable from A Jillian Vance Design.

My next card was for a challenge to make a humorous card. I used a free printable by Taylored Expressions for the sentiment and thought it would pair well with Ai’s Maude! The sentiment was cut with Gina Marie’s Scallop Stitched Rectangles. Papers are white, Lemon Lime Twist, Taken With Teal, navy, K&Co. Que Sera Sera.

This CAS card was for a sketch challenge and also using the colors Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Pool Party. I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Borders and Lots of Love sets with patterned paper scraps (SU! Sycamore Street) to make the cake.

The ladybug card was also for sketch and color challenges, using SU! Little Ladybugs and matching dies. The background panel was embossed with the Subtle e.f. for a little texture. The matching envelope was a third challenge here.

Here’s a card with an older SU! set, Not So Seriously, for another sketch challenge. The paper is Simple Stories- Vintage Bliss.

This next card was actually my first one for the challenges and my least favorite. Next time I would use a lighter background. The challenges here were to use these colors and sketch and make it in 15 minutes. I obviously need more time than that. lol.

This was for 2 challenges (I combined them a lot. lol)… the colors and to make a masculine card. I used SU! Sailing Home and matching dies & paper.

Next card was for a fancy fold card challenge. I chose to make a Square Z-fold card. I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Tea For Two and Colorbok’s Beach House paper.

Inside is an oval with Die-Namics Stitched Mini Scallop Ovals.

My last cards today were for a sketch challenge. I used the SNSS printable Encouraging Thoughts, Avery Elle Let It Snow Die, Sizzix Wildflower Stems #1, Jane Davenport watercolors, and SU! Square Lattice embossing folder. The flowers were diecut from watercolor paper.

After the watercolored flowers were dry, I added some Wink of Stella.

I am thankful for friends keeping me crafty during this time! Stay safe and have a good week!

mish mash

Hello! Today I am catching up again with a “mish mash” of various cards I haven’t shared. The first two are from 2018 using the Lawn Fawn Critter Concert stamps and dies. The black edge on the first card was made with an old Martha Stewart Cornice Edge punch. The background was masked and sponged.

I used Spellbinders Heart Circles dies on the second card. My sentiment was done on the computer.

The next card is one of my favorite masculine cards and it gets a prize for hanging around without being photographed for so long. lol. I made this in at least 2015! Stamps are SU! By the Tide and Hardwood. The sentiment is an old Sweet ‘n Sassy set, Rhubarb’s Birthday Wish. The tag is watercolor paper. The inks used are Pool Party, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, and Soft Suede. I really need to use that burlap ribbon again!

Here’s another masculine card I recently made with another SU! set…Moon Lake. The sentiment is from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Keep in Touch, Too. Papers are black, Smoky Slate, and Lost Lagoon. Ink is SU! Basic Gray. I also used the SU! Seaside embossing folder, MISTI, 2″ circle punch, and Die-Namics Cross-Stitch Circles.

I started with 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2 so it overlaps. The inside…

My next card was for a challenge a few of my friends and I did to use the SU! stamp set Papillon Potpourri. I also used SU! Timeless Textures and SNSS Birthday Greetings. Colors are SU! Mellow Moss, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum. Others…SU! Lace 3D embossing folder, paper doily, SU! Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches, circle punches.

I also decorated the envelope! The “deliver to” is a wood mount stamp by Printworks (I think it’s from Hobby Lobby).

The poppy thanks card is inspired by one that Bette Manning created. I just changed a few things. The poppies are from the current SU! mini catalog. I loved how she used them with the wreath embossing folder! I also decorated the envelope again.

And my last one today is a 6×6 recipe card. If you never made Buckeye Brownies, you seriously need to!

Have a great day and stay well!

 

 

butterfly pop up

Good morning! I have a card today that I made for a stamping day with a few friends. I loved how it turned out! I started by casing a card by Cynthia Maynard and then I added a few more images including the black stripe and sentiment to it. (I can’t seem to find the original card now.) I really like the subtle background with the pop of the butterflies! I used the SU! Butterfly Basics stamp set (still one of my faves) and the Butterflies Thinlits. Only the center of the butterflies is glued down.

When I was finished with the card, I remembered the Lawn Fawn Butterfly Pop Up set of dies that I recently got at my friend’s shop. It was perfect for the inside!

Love that butterfly on the inside!

Have a great day!

a Skele-bration

Happy Halloween! Today’s card is one that I made for a friend who has an October birthday and loves all things Halloween! I put the treat boxes from the SU! September 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit together for my friends and decided to use the same stamp set to make this card. All sentiments were typed and printed from my computer.

The hardest part was masking that one little bone to stamp by the word humerus. lol.

Have a fun & safe Halloween!