A Bird Ballad Thank you!

Hello Folks!

Playing in the Craft Room again!

I came across a notecard and envelope I had received

from my fellow pal, Jeanie Stark. It was from

a pack of several Card I purchased from Jeanie.

I lost the Post she had for assembling the cards and this notecard.

I decided to ‘wing’ it from memory! (Yipes, that’ll hurt!)

As it goes, this is what I came up with!

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The front is scalloped!

When card is closed, you can see the strip, that is inside, on the bottom!

 

Here is the finished, inside!

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THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Basic Black- mat, 1.5″ x 3.75″  scrap piece about 2″ x 3″ to die cut “Thank You”

Old Olive- 1.25″ x 3.5″ mat, under greeting

DSP:

Bird Ballad- front piece, 3″ x 4.75″    inside strip,   .75″ x 5″

STAMP SET:

Well Said- inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Well Written Dies- ‘thanks’ & ‘you’ (trimmed the ‘s’ off the word ‘thanks’)

OTHER:

Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes: in Old Olive, card & envelope!

Here is a pic of them! I photographed from the catalog to show. I apologize,

the picture isn’t great, but you can see the other 3 colors that come in the

package of 20! 5 each of 4 colors!

Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Light Pink, Terracotta Tile

Here is the pic from the Catalog:

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Again, I apologize for the quality.

These are on page 168 of the Annual 2019-2020 Catalog.

20 Assorted NOTECARDS for $8

($.40 for each card with envelope!)

Not a bad price at all!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and ‘Notecard Thanks’ to you ALL!

Fancy-Fold Birthday Card!

Hello All!

I was playing in the Craft Room…!

I have a drawer that has scraps, that I save when cutting out items for Cards!

Every now and then, I go to that drawer and get pieces to make Cards.

Today’s Card is one I made with the scraps, from that drawer!

Here is my Card!

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The scraps on this card…the bird circle, the 2 different green leaves,

and the impressed background, on the front!

 

Here is how the inside looks!

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I kept it a bit simple!

 

THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Garden Green- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″

Cut off, from the front, 2.25″ (it will leave 2″ flap for the front)

Cut a front panel, 3″ x 4″          scrap was used to punch a mat for the greeting

scrap piece to punch a leaf (mine was in the drawer from an earlier card!)

Pear Pizzazz- scrap piece to punch the leaf (mine was from the drawer, punched at an earlier time)

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

front panel- 2.75″ x  3.75″           scrap piece to punch out greeting

STAMP SETS:

Best Birds- retired, greeting

Birthday Banners- retired, both inside sentiments

Lovely Lattice- retired SAB, the fancy line between the inside sentiments

INKS:

Garden Green- greeting and inside sentiments

DSP:

Bird Ballad- circle from the drawer!

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Layering Circle Dies- circle was cut from this die set

Leaf Punch- the leaves from the drawer, were punched with this punch

ACCESSORIES:

Happiness Blooms- enamel dots, on front, in Call Me Clover

Solid Baker’s Twine in White- bow on front

 

Here is the Card once again!

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If you have a scrap drawer…start making cards from them!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and ‘Cool Salvaging’ Love to you ALL!

Christmas Greetings for FMS411 and HSS327…!

Hello All!

I have a Christmas card today!

I again, combined 2 Challenges. a sketch challenge and a color challenge!

Here they are!

First the Sketch Challenge from

Freshly Made Sketches #411  (FMS411)

FMS 411

 

The Color Challenge from

Hand Stamped Sentiments #327  (HSS327)

HSS 327

I do like the Color Combo!

 

Here is my take on the 2 Challenges!

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I let the DSP ‘Star’ on this card! So Cute!

 

Here is the inside of the Card!

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I wanted to use the same 3 colors here too!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White Regular- greeting’s circle          scrap piece trimmed for greeting, flagged

Shaded Spruce- mat for DSP, 1.75″ x 4.25″       scrap piece for greeting mat, also flagged

DSP:

Let It Snow Specialty DSP- panel across the front, 1.5″ x 4″

There is glitter on the DSP. These Snow-people have a glitter on them!

STAMP SETS:

Teeny Tiny Wishes- retired, greeting (used a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker, and just colored the words, Merry Christmas, huffed on it and stamped!)

Snowflake Sentiments- retired, inside sentiment

Spirited Snowmen- holly & berries, snow flurries, inside

INK:

Real Red- greeting and inside sentiment

Memento Tuxedo Black- holly & berries

Coastal Cabana- inside snowflakes

STAMPIN’ BLENDS:

Light Shaded Spruce- holly on card front

Light Real Red- holly berries on card front

STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS:

Real Red- to color only the ‘Merry Christmas’ on the stamp.

color in the berries inside of the card (so it wouldn’t bleed through to the back)

Shaded Spruce- to color holly on the inside of the card (same as above)

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Dies- circle under greeting

Softly Falling Embossing Folder (EF)- impressed impression of ‘snow’ falling on the card front

ACCESSORIES:

Shimmering Crystal Effects- used as glue to hold…

Ice Stampin’ Glitter- sprinkled onto the Shimmering Crystal Effects.

The Crystal Effects acts as glue to hold the Ice Stampin’ Glitter!

Here is the Card, once again!

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(I made it a little bigger, so you can see the ‘Ice’ rimmed circle!)

When I first saw this DSP, I was not totally in love with it. But after cutting it for storage.

I did get to see all of the DSP, and I got to like it! Weird, I know, but true!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and ‘Snow-People’ love to you ALL!

Colorful Leaves for SIP205 and TCC123…!

Hello All!

Thank you for stopping by for Today’s Card!

A Card for 2 Challengers!

Here are the Challengers!

The Color Challenge from…

SIP-205 Colors_orange-red-brown

I used Stampin’Up! Colors…

Pumpkin Pie-Poppy Parade-Soft Suede

 

The Inspiration Photo Challenge from…

TCC123

A great Fall Table!

 

Here is my Card!

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This looks like a gathering of leaves to use as a napkin ring!

I have done that with real leaves from my yard!

 

Here is the simple inside…

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Left space for the signature and personal note.

I won’t be up North for the Holiday’s, I will have much to write!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Soft Suede- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

scrap piece, to die cut small leaf, another scrap to die-cut greeting label

Pumpkin Pie- 2.5″ x 2.5″ piece to stamp and die-cut large leaf

scrap to die-cut smaller leaf

Poppy Parade- small scrap to die-cut small leaf

Very Vanilla- front and inside panels, 4″ x 5.25″

small scrap to die cut greeting banner

STAMP SETS:

Gather Together- greeting, inside sentiment, largest leaf

Colorful Seasons- to stamp the leaves all over the card front

INK:

Poppy Parade- greeting and inside sentiment, 2 leaves stamped on front

Pumpkin Pie- 2 leaves stamped on front

Soft Suede- small leaves stamped on front

INK REFILLS:

Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede- several drops of each on a baby wipe.

Used baby-wipe as a stamp pad with all the colors-to stamp the largest leaf and then die-cut the leaf from Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Gathered Leaves Dies- all die-cut leaves on card front

Stitched Labels Dies- front greeting piece and label mat

ACCESSORIES:

Nature’s Twine in Crumb Cake

Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels in Pumpkin Pie

Here is the Card, once again!

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I think I am almost at my Thanksgiving quota! I will have to recount!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Fall’s Beauty to you ALL!

 

Well Wishes for SSC217 and CTS138 Retro…!

Hello Friends!

Thank you for letting me land in your mailbox!

Today’s Card is for 2 Challenges!

A Sketch Challenge and a Color Challenge!

The Sketch Challenge is from

CAS(E) this Sketch Retro #138  (CTS138)

Here is the Challenge!

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The Color Challenge is from

Sunday Stamps Challenge #217  (SSC217)

Must use at least 3 of the colors!

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I chose Stampin’Up! Colors:

Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Merry Merlot, and Crushed Curry

 

Here is my Card!

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The Holiday Rhinestones are in Pumpkin Pie but, appeared more yellowish,

like the Crushed Curry, so I used them! Also on the bouquet’s flowers!

 

Here is the inside of the Card!

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Brought the design and Colors inside too!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES;

CARDSTOCK:

Pretty Peacock- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Crushed Curry- front mat, 2.5″ x 3 1/8″   inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

DSP:

Come To Gather- front piece, 2 3/8″ x 2 7/8″

STAMP SET:

Wishing You Well- all stamping

INKS:

Early Espresso- greeting and inside sentiment

Cajun Craze- bouquet, both front and inside

Merry Merlot- bouquet bow, both the front and inside

Crushed Curry- bouquet flowers, front and inside

ACCESSORIES:

Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels- in Pumpkin Pie

Here is the Card front , again!

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The strips on the DSP are also Petty Peacock!

 

Until the next Post…Blessing and Good Wishes to you ALL!

 

And Just Like That, Winter…for IB97…!

Hello Everyone!

Bundle up! It’s cold clear across the whole Country now!

I am typing this in on Friday for going to Post Today, Tuesday.

I spent yesterday (Thursday) doing all my laundry.

The news this am is predicting a Freeze Warning for us this evening.

I stripped my bed and put on the Mattress Pad, and had another load of

bedding to be washed. As the Washer was going, I went into the Craft Room,

and saw this Challenge!!! How appropriate!

Here is the Challenge from

Inspired By # 97  (IB97)

IB 97

I love the old Blankets!

The blankets you get today are not as good. I find them flimsy.

I know, I have a velvety like blanket, I put on my bed today.

I was inspired to make my Card look like a pile of the older,

woolen-type blankets, folded and stacked like the Inspiration Photo!

Here is my Card!

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I have a lot of these Buffalo Check stamped papers I made up and set aside.

I cut one of those Dunkin’ Donuts Straws (for the large Iced Coffees) into

1 1/2″ pieces. I rolled the fringed Check pieces around the straw, secured with

a strip of Tear & Tape. Another strip added to adhere to the card panel!

But first, I ran those pieces through the Big Shot with the Subtle 3D Impressions Folder.

The Card Front was run through the Big Shot with the Cable Knit Impressions Folder!

 

Here is the inside of the Card!

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The green Buffalo Check piece, is also from that stack of

pre stamped Cardstock pieces, that I set aside.

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK & INKS:

Whisper White Thick- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″

Whisper White Regular- inside back panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Terracotta Tile- front mat, 3.25″ x 4.25″

Cherry Cobbler- 1″ x 2.75″ stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Balmy Blue- 1″ x 2.75″ stamped with Cajun Craze Ink

Real Red- 1″ x 2.75″ stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Mint Macaron- 1″ x 2.75″  stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Cajun Craze- 1″ x 2.75″ stamped with Early Espresso Ink

Garden Green- .50″ x 3.5″ stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

STAMP SETS:

Snowflake Sentiments- greeting, inside sentiment

Buffalo Check- background stamp, all ‘checks’ stamping

TOOLS:

Fringe Scissors- fringe the ends of ‘blankets’

ACCESSORIES:

True Gentleman Buttons- under greeting

Cherry Cobbler Braid- bow, left over from a Paper Pumpkin Kit!

EXTRAS:

Large Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee Straw (from a Summer Treat!, Washed and stored)

cut into 1 1/2″ pieces to make the blankets look folded and stacked!

 

Here is the Card, again!

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I thought the card turned out well!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Warm Wishes to ALL!

Stay Warm!

 

 

 

Seaside Notions for Fusion!

Hello All!

Today’s Card was a Challenge…I do not own any Mermaid stamps!

But, I do have some ‘oceany’ type stamp sets, I went with them.

It’s about as close to Mermaid, as I can get!

Here is the Challenge from Fusion!Fusion-Mermaid

Fusion as a choice between Sketch or Photo Inspiration or Both!

This time I just went with the Inspiration Photo!

 

Here is my Card!

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I have liked this Stamp Set from the get go. I just haven’t used it much!

This Challenge, allowed me to play with it again!

 

Here is the inside of the Card!

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This Card, to me, can go Masculine Birthday, but. it also can go Feminine!

This Card is going into my Masculine Stash…I needed more!

HERE ARE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARSTOCK:

Crumb Cake- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White- front and inside panels, 4″ x 5.25″

STAMP SET:

Seaside Notions- all stamping

INKS:

Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting and inside sentiment

Terracotta Tile- seahorse

Calypso Coral- sea shells

Soft Sea Foam- vegetation

Sahara Sand- sand dollars and clams

Here is my Card, again!

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This is a simple, yet charming Card! Another Masculine Birthday Card for the Stash!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Seaside Love to you ALL!