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Sweet Essentials

SUO80Oh my…so the SUO Challenge this time is to make a BABY themed card.  WHAT???  Like I have ANY STAMPS for a baby card.  What’s a girl to do?  So after much thinking this is what I came up with.

The base of the card is Very Vanilla.  I ran the top through the Dotted Embossing Folder.  Next I took a piece of So Saffron, cut the bottom edge using the Large Scallop Edge then embossed the bottom with the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder and the top with the Needlepoint Embossing Folder.  I added a strip of Wisteria Wonder along the top then added to the card front.  Next I made a bow with the Gift Bow Die and Afternoon Picnic dsp.  I added this to the card front.  I stamped the greeting using Basic Grey on Wisteria Wonder, cut into a banner and added to the bow.  Finally I tied some white baker’s twine on a Wisteria Wonder button and added to the bow to finish it off!

Check out what the other SUO Design Team members did for their baby cards!

Set(s): Sweet Essentials
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Afternoon Picnic dsp
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Dotted Embossing Folder, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Needle Point Embossing Folder, Large Scallop Edgelit, Gift Bow Die, Subtles Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Sweet Essentials

CAS223Oh my the CAS challenge on SCS is just up my alley…Paper Piercing!  You all know how I LOVE it!  Here’s a quick and easy card.

The base of the card is Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White and punched out a Blossom Punch then paper pierced around it.  I took a piece of Quatrefancy Specialty dsp and added behind this layer using dimensionals, then added this layer to the card base.  The center of the flower is Whisper White 1″ circle and a 7/8″ Strawberry Slush Scallop Circle with a circle pierced in the center.  This is added using a dimensional and a small rhinestone in the center.  I stamped the greeting using Melon Mambo on Whisper White, cut into a banner and added using clue dots and dimensionals.

Set(s): Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Quatrefancy Specialty dsp
Ink: Melon Mambo
Other: Blossom Punch,1″ Circle Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Essential and Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Sweet Essentials

CAS222So I was checking out the CAS challenge on SCS and it was to use FEATHERS.  EEK!!!  I do not have a single feather stamp in my collection (no SERIOUSLY) unless you count bird stamps and I wasn’t sure if that counted or not.  So I was going to skip doing it then I remembered that the Boutique Boxes Designer Kit had feathers in it and I had some leftovers from a project I did for Create with Connie and Mary.

So some quick notes…the base of the card is Whisper White.  Next I took another piece of Whisper White, pierced an oval in there, added a doily from the kit then some feathers from the kit.  Next I stamped the greeting using Basic Grey on Whisper White, cut into a banner, added a Summer Starfruit button (from the kit) using some Baker’s Twine (from the kit).  How cool…I was able to use up some extras that I had before they retired AND do the CAS challenge for feathers!

Set(s): Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Boutique Boxes Designer Kit, Occasions Piercing Template, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Swallowtail

Swallowtail 3 closedIt’s time for another SUO challenge and the challenge is BUTTERFLIES!!  Okay…come on now…can it get ANY EASIER THAN THAT!  I don’t think so!  You all know how I love the Swallowtail stamp so just couldn’t resist it for this challenge!  This does have a bit of a fun opening so I’ll that in a minute.

The base of the card is Pool Party 4 1/4 x 11 and I folded to create a ‘gate fold’ in the front.  I added a Whisper White Scallop Trim edge to the right panel then added a piece for the Pool Party Polka Dotted dsp over it.  Next I stamped the swallowtail using versamark on Whisper White and embossed using the Pool Party Embossing Powder!

Swallowtail 3 openI add the butterfly to the RIGHT panel.  I stamped the greeting using Basic Grey and Pool Party, and cut into a banner.  Next I made a ‘bow’ (click the tutorial link above to see how I make my ‘bows’) using Pool Party Seam Binding and a White Brad.  I added the bow to the banner then attached the banner to the card front.

So how fun is this!  I just love the pretty soft colors of this and the different opening!

Set(s): Swallowtail, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Incolor DSP paper pack
Ink: Versamark, Basic Grey, Pool Party
Other: Pool Party Embossing Powder, Pool Party Seam Binding, Neutral Brads, Scallop Trim Punch, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Gently Falling

CCMC250So I was looking at the color challenge for Create with Connie and Mary and was wondering what could I do that would be a little different.  When I think of this set I mostly think of autumn but thought it would look nice in these colors and have to say…LOVE IT!

The base of the is Whisper White and I rounded the bottom corners.  I stamped the larger leaf in Pool Party, the smaller leaf in Calypso Coral, then the outline leaf in Basic Grey.  I added a piece of the Pool Party dotted dsp along the top.  I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting in Basic Grey and Calypso Coral.  I added a strip of Basic Grey along the top, a Base Grey Large Scallop edge along the bottom, tied a piece of Calypso coral Ruffled Ribbon around it than added the panel to the card front.

And there you have it…a nice simple card!  You should see what the Create with Connie and Mary Design team did with these colors and you can just click HERE!

Set(s): Gently Falling, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Incolor dsp paper pack
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Basic Grey
Other: Corner Rounder, Large Scallop Edgelit, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Sweet Essentials

SUOBigShotFramelits and sizzlits and dies OH MY!  It’s time again for another SUO challenge challenge and the theme this time is Anything Sizzix!  So I decided to make a sweet little card just for you!

The base of the card is Whisper White 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  I took another piece of Whisper White and added to the card base using dimensionals.  Next I cut a lattice out of Whisper White and yep…added THAT using dimensionals.  Have I mentioned yet just how EXCITED I am about the color refresh?  I am just SOOOO incredibly excited…so much so I dug out some of my retired stuff that is coming back to use for my card today.  My flower is from the Blossom Party Die.  And I made three of them.  The yellow ones are Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry…yep…they go BEAUTIFULLY together.  And the blue one?  Well that is Pool Party and Bermuda Bay!  Excited?  I am!  Oh…and now for the leaves…that the little Leaf sizzlit from the soon to return…Pear Pizzazz!  Life is GOOD!!  The centers of the flowers are Early Espresso.  I stamp the greeting in Early Espresso and Bermuda Bay and used the large Bitty Banner (you have to cut one side at a time) Framelit than added using dimensionals to finish off.  So yo use…framelits and sizzlits and dies…OH MY…was true!

So why don’t you join us?  I’m SURE you have some Big Shot stuff just waiting to be used!

Set(s): Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay
Other: Lattice Die, Little Leaf Sizzlit, Bitty Banners Framelits, Blossom Party Die, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Sugar Chic

Can you believe these colors together…it’s Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party and Summer Starpuke!  …oops Starfruit!  Oh my word these look amazing together.  I just had to make the picture into a card and it took no time at all!

Okay and now for the really quick notes on this.  The base of the card is Basic Grey and I used the Adorning Accent edgelits to add the scallop cut.  I punched out 3/4″ Circle from Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party and Summer Starfruit cardstock and added them to the cardfront pretty much the same as the print of the fabric.  Once the circles were added I then ran it through the Adorning Accents embossing folder along the edge.  It’s a simple touch but really finished it off.  I stamped the greeting using Basic Black on Summer Starfruit, cut into a banner, added a Pool Party Printed Brad and added to the card front using glue dots and dimensionals.  I added a Pool Party panel behind the front to finish it off.

Set(s): Sweet Essentials
Paper: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Incolor Printed Designer Brad, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!