Cozy Winter Cottage for HSS331 and TCC127…!

Hello Everyone!

Enjoying the weather…but it’s is still Winter…it will get colder soon!

It’s the last day of January…we still have February to go through now!

And then we can really look for Spring!

 

Today’s Challengers are both Photo Inspirations!

One is a Magical Winter and the other is a Cozy Cabin!

 

First up is…Hand Stamped Sentiments #331  (HSS331)

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I chose the snowflakes from these photos!

I made them blue to be icier!

 

Second Challenge up…The Card Concept #127 (TCC127)

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The theme: Cozy Cabin

I chose the Cozy Cabin and the colors of gray here!

 

Here is my Card!

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A cozy cabin in the woods, good fire going, mmmmm!

 

Here is the inside of the Card!

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I went ahead and made it a Christmas Card!

It is never too early to get started on Christmas Cards!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Basic Gray- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Seaside Spray- 2 mats, one on front and one inside, 4″ x 5.25″

Whisper White- front and inside panels. 3.75″ x 5″

STAMP SETS:

Rustic Retreat- cabin

Snowflake Sentiments- greeting, inside sentiment, inside snowflakes

INKS:

Smoky Slate- greeting, inside sentiments

Seaside Spray- inside snowflakes

STAMPIN’ BLENDS: to color cabin scene

Ivory- cabin walls

Light Smoky Slate- roof

Dark Smoky Slate- Chimney

Dark Basic Black- window frames

Dark Daffodil Delight- windows

Soft Sea Foam- trees

Seaside Spray- smoke from chimney

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Blizzard Dies- front left 3 snowflakes

Frosted Frames Dies- lower right snowflake

ACCESSORIES:

Basic Jewels Rhinestones- center of all snowflakes on front and inside!

(I am finally getting to use a couple of the old, larger SU rhinestones!)

 

Here is the Card again!

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This is a real cozy picture, isn’t it?

 

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

Butterfly Birthday Wishes for Inspire.Create #061, JUGS#520, and Mojo#529…!

Hello Folks!

Today’s Card is a Triple Play Card!

I was able to meet the Challenge of 3 Challengers!

A Color Challenge, an Inspirational Photo Challenge AND a Color Challenge!

Here are the Challengers!

The Color Challenger…Inspire.Create#061

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The Photo Inspiration Challenger…Just Us Girls #520 (JUGS520)

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I went with the pink butterflies to match the color challenge!

 

And finally,

The Sketch Challenger…Mojo Monday # 529  (Mojo529)

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Here is my Card!

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I used 2nd generation stamping on the little butterflies and

3rd generation stamping on the leaf sprig!

 The larger butterfly is 1st generation stamping!

 

Here is the finished inside of the Card!

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For the butterflies and the leaf sprigs, I used 3rd generation stamping.

*Generation stamping is how many times you stamp off.

1st generation is straight off the stamp,

2nd generation means it was stamped off once,

3rd generation means it was stamped off twice before

stamped onto the Card!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

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

2″ x 2″ square to die cut the greeting circle

Vellum Sheet- 2.5″ x 2.5″ square to die cut circle

Flirty Flamingo- left panel, 1″ x 4.5″

DSP:

Noble Peacock Specialty DSP- .75″ x 4″ on top of Flirty Flamingo panel

STAMP SETS:

Positive Thoughts- leaf sprig on card front and both inside

Butterfly Wishes- large butterfly and all small butterflies

Picture Perfect Birthday- inside sentiment

INKS:

Flirty Flamingo- butterflies

Pretty Peacock- leaf sprigs

Early Espresso- greeting and inside sentiments

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Dies- greeting circle and Vellum circle

large butterfly was fussy cut and added with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals!

ACCESSORIES:

Share What You Love Artisan Pearls- Grapefruit Grove, on card front

They look close to Flirty Flamingo, I went with them!

 

Here is the Card again!

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I do like the color combination!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Butterfly Wishes to you ALL!

Happy Bee-Day!

Hello All!

Today’s Card is also one of the ‘found’ items, while cleaning the Craft Room!

There are three card bases, just like last Monday’s Nautical card bases!

These card bases are left over, from a Paper Pumpkin Kit, from a long time ago!

 I must have made up cards with Cardstock and didn’t use these!

 

Here is my Card!

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The Card base is pre-printed with the black and white stripes!

 

Here is the inside of the Card!

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I used the gold foil pieces from the front cut out honeycomb, in this honeycomb!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Paper Pumpkin- pre-printed card base.

You can use Whisper White cardstock and a piece of striped DSP. I do have some leftover DSP from last year’s Occasion’s Catalog, that is black and white striped. Michael’s also carries a single sheet of black and white stripe!

Crushed Curry- beehive

Whisper White- greeting banner, .50″ x 2.50″   scrap to stamp and die-cut bees

Gold Foil Sheet- die-cut honeycomb on card front

DSP:

Golden Honey Specialty DSP- left panel, 2″ x 5.25″

STAMP SETS:

Honey Bee- hive and bees

Party With Cake- retired, inside sentiment

Stampedous’ Honeycomb Wishes- greeting and inside honeycomb

INKS:

Crushed Curry- beehive, inside honeycomb (second generation stamping)

Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting, inside sentiment, all bees

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die-cutting machine

Detailed Bees Dies- hive, bees, Gold Foil honeycomb on card front

Using the punched out honeycomb hexagons, I adhered randomly on the front

and inside the card.

ACCESSORIES:

Gold and Clear- Wink of Stella- Gold,to color in the bees stripes

Clear, to color in their wings (you can’t see the shimmer in their wings in the photographs, but they are beautiful in person!

 

Here is the Card again!

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I am happy with how this card came out!

 

Here are the three cards together!

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3 Birthday Cards for the stash!

These are gender neutral…I like that!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Buzzy Wishes to you ALL!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Hello All!

Don’t Panic! We have 11 mos. till Christmas!

Today’s Card is another of 2 Card bases I found half finished!

The inside was done, but not the card front!

 

Here is the Card!

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I pulled out the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set!

 

Here is the inside of the Card…

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After much thought, I re-stamped the inside and made this inside, all new!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

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

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

DSP:

Truth be told, I do not remember where this DSP came from…it is that old!

But…I like it! The DSP measure 3.75″ x 5″

STAMP SETS:

Merry Christmas To ALL- greeting

Hearts Come Home- inside sentiment, Santa/sleigh, houses, trees, snow dots inside

INK:

Memento Tuxedo Black- all stamping

TOOLS:

Banner Triple Punch- to flag the greeting banner

ACCESSORIES:

Snowflake Sequins- 3 on card front

 

Here is the Card again!

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I do like this card, in it’s simplicity!

 

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

Masculine Birthday for JAI480…!

Hello Everyone!

Another set of card bases I found cleaning out the Craft Room!

These were from an older Paper Pumpkin Kit, from way back!

I have another set of bases to use up too…later!

I used these bases for a Color Challenge from…

Just Add Ink #480  (JAI480)

 

Here is the Challenge!

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You get to Chose any 3 Colors!

I pulled out ALL the ink pads and settled on:

 Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight

 

Here is my Card!

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You know how much I love Nautical!

 

Here is the inside of the Card!

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HERE ARE THE STOCKS AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

card bases are left over Paper Pumpkin bases…you could use:

Whisper White- 8.8″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score line

greeting banner, another leftover cardstock piece from a project kit!

I die-cut 3 labels from the one piece I had found, cleaning the Craft Room!

Blueberry Bushel- cut another label to make a mat for the greeting label

I die cut it out and then snipped in half length wise and adhered to the back of the greeting label!

Lovely Lipstick- for the ship’s wheel

STAMP SETS:

Sailing Home- lighthouse on front, sailboat inside

Perennial Birthday- greeting and inside sentiment

INK:

Blueberry Bushel- all stamping

STAMPIN’ BLEND:

Dark Daffodil Delight- light in the lighthouse!

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Smooth Sailing Dies- greeting label, mat, ship’s wheel

ACCESSORIES:

Mini Gold Brads- center of ship’s wheel

 

Here are the 3 Cards I made for the Masculine stash!

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So happy I could use these up!

My goal is to finish up all the card bases I had lying around!

 

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

Ally Oop, Oop…Dinosaurs!

Hello Friends!

I have 4 Cards to show you today!

I had some Dinosaur DSP I needed to use, but I didn’t

purchase the Stamp Set! Soooo…I strolled to Hobby Lobby,

I found these cute Dinosaur puffy stickers to use, instead!

Here are the Cards!

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Aren’t they Cute?

 

Here are the backs of the Cards!

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Kept them simple…for signing and adding that personal note!

 

Here are the Cards singularly!

Card #1

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Gorgeous Grape Cardstock!

 

Card #2

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Old Olive Cardstock!

 

Card #3

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Terracotta Tile Cardstock!

 

Card #4

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Pretty Peacock Cardstock!

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

All Card bases, 4.25″ x 8″ score @ 1.25″, 2.5″, 5.5″, and 5.75″

I took a 5.5″ x 8.5″ piece of cardstock (normal A2 size) I cut down to 4.25″ x 8″

Now score all the scores on the 8″ side (landscape)

The piece cut from the 8″ side, cut down to 5.5″ (this is the bridge piece)

Cut DSP- 4 pcs. 1″ x 4″ (or just 2 pcs and use Neutral cardstock for the 2 inside panels.)

Cut 1 piece of cardstock 1″ x 5.25″ (for the bridge piece)

I used 2 DSP pcs and 2 stamped Whisper White pcs. for the 4 front side panels

Cut 2 panels, 2.75″ x 4″ (center panels for front and back of card.)

STAMP SETS:

Tropical Chic- leaves on 2 Whisper White front panels, prints at base of palm tree

Beach Happy- the palm tree on the front panel

Picture Perfect Birthday- back panel sentiment

INKS:

Old Olive, Soft Suede- palm tree

Crumb Cake- prints at base of palm tree

Terracotta Tile- sentiment on back, to match cardstock

Pretty Peacock- sentiment on back, to match cardstock

Old Olive- sentiment on back, to match cardstock

Pacific Point- sentiment on back of Gorgeous Grape Cardstock

 

Here are the Cards, again!

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I still have a few pieces of DSP left over from the pack,

I will have to go buy more dinosaurs!

I probably will make regular A2 Cards

from the scraps and leftover 6″ x 6″ pcs.

 

 

ON THE SAME PAGE!

When a new Catalog or Mini Catalog is ready to come out, being Demonstrators, we get to pre-order DSP, ribbon, and elements ahead of time. I  usually do not buy what I am not sure of…so other demonstrators have “shares” they offer for a price. I usually order the ‘DSP’ only shares to see, in person, the DSP, before I buy. It also will dictate wether I buy more items from the ‘Suite’. The Dinosaur DSP and stamp set, just wasn’t on my to get list.

I did buy the share, and the Dinosaur DSP was in it. I get a pack of 2 pcs., 6″ x 6″ of each page of the DSP. I had to figure out how to use this up! I do have some young nephews now, so I will now be using these up too! BTW, girls like dinosaurs too!

I did make 2 each of these Cards for a total of 16 cards! I’m set for awhile!

Use the bridge Card measurements to make other kinds of cards! It is a real different fold and it does fit into out Medium size envelopes too! Just the same size as an A2 card! Have Fun! Experiment! You’ll be Glad you DID!!!!!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Dinosaur Roawr’s to you ALL!

Christmas Pines and Great Tidings!

Hello All!

Here are 2 Christmas Cards for Today!

I found these 2 bases, cleaning the Craft Room!

The inside was complete, but not the card front.

I pulled out the retired Christmas Pines Stamp Set and finished the card!

 

Here is the Card!

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I have some Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock leftover!

I pulled it out to make a mat for the card front!

 

Here is the inside of the Card!

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I stamped the inside quite awhile ago!

The second stamping of the pines was done in the Lemon Lime Twist Ink!

I do not have the ink pad anymore…that is why I used it as a mat on the front!

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

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

Lemon Lime Twist- front and inside mats, 4″ x 5.25″

Whisper White- front and inside panels, 3.75″ x 5″

STAMP SET:

Christmas Pines- all stamping

INKS:

Garden Green/Lemon Lime Twist- inside pines

Garden Green- 1st and 2nd generation stamping, front pines

Soft Suede/Crumb Cake- pinecones

Soft Suede- greeting

Early Espresso- inside sentiment

ACCESSORIES:

Basic Jewels Rhinestones- 3 on card front

Lemon Lime Twist Striped Ribbon- knot bow, upper left hand corner

 

Here is the Card, again!

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Without trying too hard…building up December’s Card stash!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Good Tidings to you ALL!