A Gingerbread Man (and Woman) for 52CCT…!

Hello All!

Welcome Back!

I Thank You for your time peeking in for Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for a Theme Challenge from

52 Christmas Card Throwdown #11   (52CCT11-19)

Here is the Challenge!

52CCT11-19

Run, run, run as fast as you can.

You’ll never catch me, I’m the gingerbread man.

I ran from the baker and his wife too.

You’ll never catch me, not any of you.”

 

Here is my Card!

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I had to add a Gingerbread Woman!

Sort of like, the Adam and Eve thing!!!

Truth be told…he looked lonely!

 

Here is the simple inside of the card!

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This sentiment was large…I let it stand alone.

 

THE LIST OF ITEMS USED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- card base, 8.5″ X5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White- regular, scrap pieces for stamping the gingerbread cookies and their bows

Real Red- their hearts

Cherry Cobbler- for the stamped frame

STAMP SETS:

Buffalo Check- background stamp for the frame

Cookie-Cutter Christmas- gingerbread cookies, bows

Merry Christmas to All- greeting and inside sentiment

INK:

Garden Green- greeting, inside sentiment

Crumb Cake- female cookie

Soft Suede- male cookie

Memento Tuxedo Black- the background Buffalo Check for the frame

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Rectangle Stitched Framelits– to cut out the frame from a larger stamped piece

Cookie Cutter Punch- to punch out the cookies, bows, and hearts

 

Here is the Card, once more!

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Hmmm…first day of Spring and now I’m craving a Gingerbread Cookie!

Alas! I will wait till the Fall!

 

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

 

A Succulent Love, Two-fer for TSOT399…

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back for 2 Cards for a Double Challenge!

Today’s Cards are for Challenger

Try Stampin On Tuesday # 399   (TSOT399)

This Challenge is similar to Fusion Challenges!

We were Challenged to use the Inspiration Photo or the Sketch…or both!

 

Here is the Challenge!

TSOT 399-Succulent Love

Succulent Love!

I made 2 Cards for this challenge!

I used a Bread and Butter Plate! I traced around the edge of the plate

onto my DSP and then hand cut the oval out!

Not to waste a thing too, I couldn’t decide which way to go

with my Card…I used both pieces of DSP and made 2 Cards!!!

 

Here are my Cards!

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The left is the larger DSP and the right is the piece cut off!

NO WASTE! 2 Beautiful Cards!

 

Here is a Stand alone of the Card on the Left…

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Love those Succulents! Again I used the retired ‘Oh So Succulent’ 2 step

Stamp Set and the matching Succulent Framelits for these Cards!

I prefer these succulents over ALL!

 

Here is the stand alone of the Card on the Right!

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The cut out piece from the larger, still follows the sketch!

Adding the Circles was my idea…the succulents needed something to make the POP!

It also followed the ‘Oval’ shape to give those succulents a base to stand on!

 

Here is how the inside of BOTH Cards were designed!

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I am so happy I didn’t get rid of this Succulent Stamp Set and Framelits!!

 

HERE IS A LIST OF ITEMS USED TO MAKE MY CARDS:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- card base

Whisper White Regular- circles, stamping the succulents, greeting banner

Lemon Lime Twist- banner mat and strip down the right side of card

DSP:

Painted Seasons DSP- 4″ x 5.25 piece, oval cut out

STAMP SETS:

Heartfelt Blooms- greeting

Stitched All Around- inside sentiment

Oh, So Succulent- retired, 2-step stamp set for all the succulents

INKS:

Call Me Clover- greeting, inside sentiment, step 1 succulents (outline)

Lemon Lime Twist- step 2 of succulents (inside)

Coastal Cabana- step one of succulents (outline)

Pool Party- step 2 of succulents (inside)

Flirty Flamingo- outline of succulents (pearly ones)

Stampin’ Write Marker- Petal Pink- to color the tips of the succulents

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Layering Circles Framelits- large scallop circle, 2 white circles

Starburst Punch- smaller scallop circle

Succulent Framelits- to die cut ALL succulents

ACCESSORIES:

Basic Jewels, Rhinestones- on card fronts

 

Here are the Cards again!

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Which do you like the Best?

Mr. Hubster likes the one on the left…I like the one on the right!

I am seeing that the succulents are still on trend too!

 

ON ANOTHER NOTE:

My last Garden Club Meeting…the topic was Succulents!

My take away from that meeting…

Take the succulents out of the pots you buy them in,

gently squeeze the potting medium off the plant that was used by the seller.

*It is Peat Moss and it can turn to brick and choke your plants. (this goes for all plants!)

The Plants are shipped from California to all over the US…they need to use light weight

Peat Moss for the best cost for weight, for shipping.

After squeezing, pinching off the Peat Moss…

Lay the plant down on a dry paper towel and let it heal itself from

any root breakage (a couple of days). It won’t dry out (the leaves hold it’s water!)

Make a mix of GOOD potting mix (i.e….Miracle Grow Potting Mix) and Pearlite, 50/50. This is an excellent mix for these and all plants!

They also do not need a lot of watering…water about once a month!

Water, let drain out, till no more dripping… place in a well lit area,

but not direct sunlight! Enjoy your succulents!

 

Until the Next Post…Blessings and Succulent Love to you ALL!

 

Warm and Cozy for Fusion!

Hello ALL!

Happy Monday Morning to you ALL!

 

Today’s Card is for the Fusion Challenge…MINT!

you can do the sketch or the inspiration photo or BOTH!

I am doing BOTH!

 

Here is the Challenge!Fusion Mar 7-001

I picked up on the Cabling in the photo and the Mint Greens and White!

So Cozy and Warm Looking! Yet a peek of Spring!!!

 

Here is my Card!

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I used the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF for the front panel AND the greeting mat!

 

Here is the inside of my Card!

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HERE IS THE LIST OF ITEMS USED TO MAKE MY CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

Mint Macaron- card base

Whisper White- front and inside panels, greeting banner

STAMP SETS:

Winter Wishes- greeting

Special Celebrations- inside sentiment

INK:

Mint Macaron- greeting and inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting and dry embossing machine

Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF- card front and greeting mat

Rectangle Stitches Framelits- greeting banner and mat

 

Here is my Card again!

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It is still COLD up in New England…this card is going to my SIL who is fighting

Brain Cancer…keep her (Anita) in your prayers, please. Thank you.

 

Until the next Post…Warmth and Love to you ALL!

Shamrock Love for TCC110 & SIP190…!

Hello All!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you ALL!

This is my Second Card for Today!

This Card is for 2 (St. Patty’s Day) Photo Inspirations!

 

Here is the First Challenge from

The Card Concept #110  (TCC110)

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Shamrock Blessings!

 

And our Second Challenger is

Stamp Ink Paper #190   (SIP190)

SIP-190-Best-of-Luck

Clover! (LOL another Shamrock!)

Here is my Card!

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I tipped it back to hold closed for this picture!

 

Here is the Card Opened!

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I LOVE the Lace Edgelits!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCKS AND MEASURES FOR THIS CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

Garden Green- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

measure 1.25″ and mark at the top and the bottom of the card front (you will use

these marks to line up the Edgelits)  scraps to cut out hearts for shamrock and stem

Garden Green- mats,  square-2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″      greeting mat, 7/8″ x 2.25″

Whisper White- front panel, 2 7/8″ x 5.25″     inside panel, 2 3/8″ x 5.25″

greeting banner, 1″ x 2 3/8″

Mango Melody- 1 5/8″ x 5 3/8″

DSP:

Frosted Floral DSP- front square, 2.5″ x 2.5″

inside panel, 2.75″ x 5.25″

STAMP SETS:

Teeny Tiny Wishes- retired, greeting

Itty Bitty Greetings- inside sentiment

INK:

Garden Green- greeting and inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting and dry embossing machine

Subtles Dynamic TIEF- linen look to front panel

Lots of Love Box Framelits- hearts for shamrock

Delicate Lace Edgelits- edging on card front (line up the Lace Edgelits on the

2 pencil marks and run through the Big Shot to cut)

ACCESSORIES:

Gold Metallic Self Adhesive Sequins- leftovers from a previous Paper Pumpkin!

Metallic Pearls- Gold, used in the center of the sequins and the center of the shamrock!

 

Here is my Card again!

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I made 2 of these Cards…they will go to my Grand-daughters!

As you read this Post…they should have got them yesterday!

 

Until the next Post…St. Patrick’s Day Blessings to you ALL!

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Mother’s Day Gingham Gala for SSC200!

Happy Saturday!

Hope your Weekend had got off to a GOOD Start!

 

Today’s Card is for a Sketch Challenge from

Sunday Stamps Challenge #200  (SSC200)

 

Here is the Challenge!

SSC200

 

Here is my Card!

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So Bright and Cheery! Love that Gingham!

 

Here is the inside of my  Card!

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So Pretty!

 

HERE IS A LIST OF ITEMS USED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- card base

Whisper White Regular- cut to make the greeting

Basic Black- mat for greeting

DSP:

Gingham Gala in Daffodil Delight- strip on card front, strip on inside of card

STAMP SETS:

Just Because- front flowers and greeting

Jar of Love- silhouette stem on inside

Strong & Beautiful- inside sentiment

INK:

Memento Tuxedo Black- all stamping

Stampin’ Blends:

Dark Daffodil Delight- flowers on front

Light Granny Apple Green- leaves on front

 

Here is my Card again!

 

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Until the next Post…Cheery Weekend Blessings to you ALL!