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!

It’s FALL…for FMS410…!

Hello Folks!

So Thankful for you All peeking back here for Today’s Card!

I had purchased a Card Pack from Fellow Demonstrator, Jeanie Stark.

Well, it sat around for quite awhile (like since, the beginning of October!)

I happen to come across the stack, and well, I couldn’t remember how

they all went together. When in doubt…pull out the pieces and piece!

I was looking at the pieces for this Card and saw,

Freshly Made Sketches #410 Challenge…I went for it!

 

Here is the Challenge!

FMS 410

 

Here is Today’s Card!

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I cut the larger square down and added the second, smaller square

to follow the Sketch!

 

Here is the finished Inside!

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HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Merry Merlot- card base 4.25″ x 11″ scored @ 5.5″ fold in half on the score line

-mat for small square, 2.25″ x 2.25″                -small leaf front and inside

Cajun Craze- large square mat, 3.25″ x 3.25″

-strip across front, .25″ x 4.25″          -large leaf, front and inside            -scallop oval

Very Vanilla- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″             oval greeting

DSP:

Come to Gather DSP:

small square, 2″ x 2″            large square, 3″ x 3″         strip across bottom front, .50″ x 4.25″

STAMP SETS:

Verve’s- Coffee Helps, greeting

Painted Harvest- inside sentiment

INK:

Merry Merlot- greeting and inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Layering Ovals Dies- scallop oval mat

Stitched Shapes Dies- greeting oval

Gathered Leaves Dies- 2 small and 2 large leaves

ACCESSORIES:

Linen Thread- bow on front and inside Card

 

Here is my Card again!

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This is not a Color combo I would have imagined.

Yet, the Come to Gather DSP has them together!

Now that the Card is together, with a few minor

modifications, due to memory lapse, I do like this Card!

To the Thanksgiving Card Stash it goes! Hurray!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Autumn Blessings to you ALL!

 

A Masculine Birthday for Inspire.Create#55 and TSOT432…!

Hello All!

Welcome Back for a Great Masculine Birthday Card!

This is a Great way to use up some DSP scraps too!

Although, truth be told, I cut each DSP from a 6″ x 6″ piece,

the inside of the card is made with the scraps from the initial cuts!

Today’s Card also qualifies for 2 Challenges!

A Color Challenge and a Sketch Challenge!

 

Here are the Challengers!

Inspire.Create #055

Inspire.Create055

and

Try Stamping (or not) On Tuesday #432

TSOT 432

Optional Theme: Pattern Mixing

 

Here is my Card!

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I used different Patterned DSP for the Shapes!

Here is the inside of the Card!

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How about that?

I brought those shapes, in smaller cuts, to the inside!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

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

Whisper White Reg.- greeting circle

INK:

Night of Navy- greeting and inside sentiment

DSP:

Neutrals DSP- Night of Navy   1″ x 4.5″        inside strip, 3/4″ x 3″

Regals DSP- Old Olive   2″ x 3.5″         inside rectangle, 1″ x 2.5″

Subtles DSP-Blushing Bride  3/4″ circle      inside circle, 3/4″ circle

In Color DSP- Lovely Lipstick  3″ x 3.5″       inside rectangle, 1.5″ x 2″

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Dies- greeting circle

Layering Circles Dies- greeting circle’s mat

3/4″ Circle Punch- inside circle

 

Here is my Card, once again!

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This one is added to the masculine Birthday Collection!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!

November’s Card Class Card #2!

Christmastime is here Banner

Hello All!

Today’s Card,  is Card #2 from my November Card Class!

Today’s Card is made from 3 of the Christmastime is Here Suite‘s items!

Here is Card #2 from November’s Card Class!!

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This Card is inspired by Rosanne Mulhern, fellow Stampin’Up! Demonstrator!

I  fussy-cut, this Rose bunch, from the Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP!

So Pretty!

Here is the simple inside!

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On this Card I used the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink Pad!

 

THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THIS CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

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

Whisper White Regular- .75″ x 3″ greeting banner

Gold Foil Sheet- bottom mat, 4″ x 5.25″    greeting banner mat, 1″ x 3.25″

DSP:

Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP- 3.75″ x 5″ front panel

Roses, fussy-cut from another sheet from this Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP!

STAMP SET:

Itty Bitty Greetings- greeting

Peaceful Noel- inside sentiment

INK:

Delicata Golden Glitz- greeting and inside sentiment

ACCESSORIES:

Gold Glitter Enamel Dots- on card front

Here is the Card, again!

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Starting November 1st, till supplies run out

Stampin’Up! Christmastime Is Here Suite!

Yes! This is NEW, NOW till supplies run out! Order ASAP!

Here are the Deets!

Clip on this link, below, to read all about this Suite!

Christmastime is Here Suite Bundle Page

To order…

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/101041/christmastime-is-here-product-suite

(click on the above link to order, or copy and paste into your browser!)

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Christmastime Cheer to you ALL!

 

November’s Card Class Card!

Hello Everyone!

Last Night’s Card Class made 2 Cards!

Yes, this and next months classes will make 2 Christmas Cards!

I will show one Today…the other tomorrow!

 

Here is Card #1

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Using DSP as a mat!

 

Inside Card #1

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This NEW Delicata Celestial Copper Ink Pad…it’s the best!

(They also have a Silver and a Gold too!)

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

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

front panel, 2.75″ x 3.75″

to stamp ornament- 1.5″ x 2.5″ (stamp and the punch out ornament)

DSP:

Christmas Gleaming Specialty DSP-:

the bottom panel- (mat)- 4″ x 5.25″

next panel up- 3.75″ x 5″

(mat) under ornament panel- 3″ x 4″

STAMP SETS:

Christmas Gleaming- greeting, inside ornament, small flourish over ornament, punched out ornament

Dashing Deer- inside sentiment

INKS:

Delicata Celestial Copper- ornaments, front and inside

Pretty Peacock- greeting, flourish, inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Gleaming Ornaments Punch- front ornament

ACCESSORIES:

Braided Linen Trim- bow

Holiday Rhinestones- Night of Navy

 

Here is the Card, again!

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This Card was inspired by my Upline Leader, Mary Fish, from Stamping Pretty!

Mary backed her 2 front panels with Copper Foil Sheet. I have to order some!

Mary also used the Braided Copper Trim, I have to order that too!

I CASEd the Card style, but the changes make it mine!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Copper Fun to you ALL!