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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Tulle Card

I know I've mentioned it but this Happy Birthday thinlit must go on your wishlist! It's so beautiful and it cuts so perfectly!!  I've been cutting it out of everything and sticking them to every card I make!  I sure I hope I know a bunch of people with birthday's coming up.  For this card I cut it out of Gold Foil card stock and added to a card base with a die cut circle, but the circle looked a little to plain and needed some jazzing up.  
I had some tulle in my craft room, I had picked it up after seeing some other tulle techniques on cards on Pintrest.  I cut a small piece and stuck it to the back of the die cut circle.  It adds such a cool texture and look to the card.  You guys tulle is super affordable, you could get this is so many different colors and really have a great time!  I added some flowers an embossed greeting to finish the card.  Finally I put on some new Glitter Enamel Dots. I love those! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lovely Friends One Technique Two Cards

I'm so excited we are just over a week until the new catalog launches!!!  I haven't been able to stop playing with my new stuff!  Which is putting me behind in every other part of life too!  We've also reached the end of the school year for the kids so starting tomorrow at 11am it's officially summer vacation......how did this happen so fast!?  Well luckily for me there's plenty of Stamp Camp prep they can help with.  If you haven't signed up, HURRY!!!  I'm down to my final spots for stamp camp!!  You can read all the details and sign up here.  On to the cards for today!  Today is a two for one kind of day.  I love this technique because you get two cards! 
I started with two pieces of cardstock, one Lemon Lime Twist and one Whisper White, that were the same size using a stamp positioner stamp the greeting on each of them in VersaMark then emboss.  I went with black and white powders but you could do this with metallic colors or one color and two different colors of cardstock.  Endless possibilities!  Using the stamp positioner makes sure they line up in exactly the same spot on each piece of cardstock, that's important for the next step.  Then you want to cut each in half.  Yep, just slice it up!  Then you can piece the top of one with the bottom of the other for a beautiful card, and vice versa for your second card.  How cool is that!!!!?  
You could cut your cardstock and adhere together before stamping but that presents a couple of problems.  1) If you're embossing in two colors that creates quite the challenge to carefully pour powder onto only half.  2) Sometimes it's hard to get a clean stamped image over two pieces that have been adhered together, especially in this case, the white cardstock is a more lightweight cardstock than the Lemon Lime Twist making them slightly different thicknesses which could cause a stamping issue.  I find it's just easier to stamp twice and get two perfect cards.  Each card was finished the same with some fussy cut flowers, glimmer paper and DSP.  So fun and easy! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Shaker with Lemon Lime Twist

Oh my goodness!!!  So many amazing NEW products on this card it's hard to know where to start!!!!  I guess we'll address the background first.  Yesterday I shared a card that had a ink blended circle and I hinted that there was a larger piece that the circle came from, here it is!!!!  Don't you LOVE it!!!!  I added more ink to the bottom for an ombre look but I love this polka dot background so much!!!!  As you know I used every piece of it!  Plus I got two awesome cards so Yay! 
Let's talk about this Happy Birthday die cut now.  Wow!  You guys jut WOW!!!  I love the size I love the font I love it all!!!  For this card I cut it twice once in Black and then once in Lemon Lime Twist.  I layered them together off setting them slightly so that it gives an awesome shadow effect!  Plus this is a shaker card. Seriously does it keep getting better or what??!  I went with some black and silver sequins for this card to keep that Lemon Lime Twist color the focus!  So have I made you LOVE this color yet??!  I hope so because I'll be using it lots! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hello Lemon Lime Twist

I want to prepare you for the next two years, it's quite possible that every card I make will have to include Lemon Lime Twist.  I talked a little on Friday about how much I LOVE this color.  Today and tomorrow I have two cards that are sure to make you love it too!!!  Today's card is super simple and full of circles!  I love the geometric feel to it.  
The greeting and the heart are stamped using the new Wood Words set, I've used this A LOT!  Let's start from the top and work down, I have various sizes of circle punched in White, Black and Gold Glimmer Paper, because I have to add glitter somehow!  The bottom circle is stamped with the circle image from the Wood Words set then I sponged a bunch of Lemon Lime color over them.  The embossed circles resist the ink for a really fun look!  So fun!!!  But wait where did this circle come from you might ask?  Is there a larger piece you cut it from???  Well I'm glad you asked and if you check back tomorrow you'll see the rest of this embossed and sponged piece! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Messy Crafting Forever

Crafting Forever is a must have for every single stamper and crafter out there!  There's so many amazing images that connect all of us in the crafting world together.  Like this sentiment, 'Do Something Creative Everyday'.  I think we can all agree that when we're creative the world is a better place.  So let's all be creative every day and spread love and kindness around with our crafts!  Who doesn't love a card in the mail?!  Or a handmade gift!?!  I know I love them! 
For today's card I heat embossed the image and really messy watercolored it!  You might remember my other 'messy watercoloring' card with this same set from last week.  This was done the same way and I tried to pull in all the In Colors as well as some neutral tones to make those In Colors pop.  Can we just talk about that Lemon Lime ribbon for a minute and how yummy it is??!!  If you don't think you're going to like Lemon Lime Twist I challenge you to give it a try, I know when I first saw it I wasn't so sure but I'm telling you from experience it's the perfect color and you'll love it too! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lovely Friends Makes Me Happy!

How much do you LOVE this huge greeting!?!  Lovely Friends is another new set and it has the most beautiful phrases and greetings, this is just one of them, and look how big it is!!?!  That is a standard 5.5x4.25" card and the greeting takes up most of it!  I LOVE this sooooo much!!!!  Yesterday I shared a small teaser of what today's card would be, does that background look familiar?  You might recognize it from yesterday's card.  
I stamped the floral image from the new Wood Words stamp set and then ink blended some of our new In Colors over it (Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide).  The whole background on it's own was so strong and vibrant, which I love, but it made for adding a greeting challenging.  Finally I decided to go with some vellum and heat emboss the greeting.  The vellum tones down those bright colors a little but because the vellum is cut slightly smaller than the ink blended piece you still get those bright, fun pops of color.  So pretty!!!!!  I'm not done sharing new stuff, check back tomorrow!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Daisy Delight

One of the bundles I'm most excited about in the new catalog is this new Daisy Delight Bundle!!  How adorable is this Daisy!!!  I'm so excited about this one!  I think a lot of other demonstrators are excited too, it's already on back order :( But keep it on your wishlist it's a good one!  The daisy is an awesome punch that coordinates perfectly with the stamp.  I stacked two stamped and punched daisies out for this card for a fuller flower but it's also super cute with only one!  
One of the things I love the most on this card is that colorful border along the bottom.  Isn't it pretty?!?!  I used four of the new In Colors (Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide) and sponged over some clear heat embossing. The stamp that I embossed is the floral image from the new Wood Words Set.  I thought the border strip looked really good with this card.  The strip was actually cut off of a large heat embossed and ink blended background.  To see what I did with the rest of the background piece you'll have to check back tomorrow! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Best Of The Retired List

Over the weekend I had a class showcasing some of my favorite sets on the retired list.  Here are the four cards my guests got to make.  Remember these sets will retire at the end of the month.  This card is so cute and uses Friendly Wishes.  I love the big, fun greetings in this set!  
I love the masculine feel to this card.  This one uses Kinda Eclectic.  I love the images in this set and that greeting is always a good one to have in your stash!
You know I love rainbows and bright rainbow colors.  This one I was so sad to see hit the retired list.  I love the Over The Rainbow set!!  This card is so fun and bright!  
Finally, Wetlands has always been my go to set for masculine cards.  This card is no different.  We use some washi tape to pick up and place the color on the cardstock.  Then we stamped over it and gently spritzed it with a color spritzer for a fun, and easy, watercolored look!

I have more cards with NEW stuff to share tomorrow!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Meet The New In Colors

When last years In Colors were released I was pretty sure that I wouldn't love any in colors as much as I love those....until now!!!  These colors are so gorgeous and I literally cannot stop using them!!! The colors are from left to right: Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and my favorite color Lemon Lime Twist!  You guys Lemon Lime Twist is amazing!  You'll see so much more of it soon but make sure if you get that one!  
This card uses the new Crafting Forever stamp set, which is full of awesome crafty images!  I clear heat embossed all the pens and then did some messy watercoloring over them.  The heat embossing resits the ink.  I love this look.  Which In Color do you love!?!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rooster and Wood Words

I have neglected all other responsibilities this past week and played with my new stamps so much!  I love all the new colors!  I cannot stop using them!  I love the new products!  I'm having so much fun with all my new stuff!!!!  One of my favorites is this Wood Words set.  I love the fun images, come on that rooster is so cute! There's also a circle, star, moon, heart.  I love them! 

  
When you bundle the set and framelits you get the framelits to make this adorable wood crate! The crate is so easy to make and it's the perfect size for 3x3 cards.  What a fun gift! 
I made 5 of these cute cards to put in the wood crate.  So cute and so quick and easy!  I have so much more to show you, lots with this Wood Words stamp set, lots and lots with the new colors!  I can't wait!  keep checking back! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!