Monday, August 10, 2020

Birthday Wishes

This card is pretty self-explanatory. I started with about an A6 card, measuring 4 1/4" by 6". The next layer is 3 3/4" by 5 1/2". The sentiment (Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays) and its frame measure about 2 3/4" by 1 1/8". I stamped it using Versafine Onyx.

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Fab Friday 195


Splitcoast Stampers

Make a Wish


This card is pretty self-explanatory. I started with the light green as an A2 card blank. I cut two panels to measure 1 1/2" by 3 3/4" and adhered them to the card blank using double-sided tape. I stamped the sentiment (Stampin' Up! Perfect Pennants) between the panels, and then I stamped the candle (unknown), which I colored in using Smooch paints in white and gold.

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Modsquad Challenge Blog - Patterned Paper Trio 

Seize the Birthday # 196 - Anything Goes 

Splitcoast Stampers 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Forget-Me-Not Birthday

I used my small MISTI to get the flowers balanced and the sentiment centered.

I made the flowers into Forget-me-nots by coloring them blue with yellow centers. I used Versafine Onyx to stamp and my Prismacolor Colored pencils to color in the details. The Stampin' Up! stamp set is called Birthday Blossoms. 

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Splitcoast Stampers

Less is More - Challenge #425 - Summer Flowers 

Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

Seize the Birthday # 196-Tic Tac Toe 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Layers and Layers


 This card is pretty self-explanatory. The size of the white card is A2. The blue and magenta panel are 1" by 3". The yellow panel is 3" by 3 1/2", and the green strip is about 1/2" by 5". I stamped the sentiment (Hampton Art) on the yellow panel even with the green strip.

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Challenge #162 - AG + LOTS OF LAYERS  

 Modsquad Challenge Blog - Patterned Paper Trio

 FUSION - Fruit  


Happy Birthday from the Cat


I began this A2-sized card by stamping the cat, ball of yarn and sentiment (Stampin' Up!). I "doctored up" the cat a little by adding brown stripes and kooky green eyes. I used double-sided tape and adhered that panel to the two layers of Basic Grey paper, which I adhered to a golden-colored card stock.

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Splitcoast Stampers - 2 different challenges

Simon Says: Happy Birthday! 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Let's Celebrate You!

In the Splitcoast Stamper's group, I learned how to make this diorama card. It is made using a series of scores and folds and a circle die cut.

To make this card, I started with a piece of card stock (Stampin' Up Mint Macaron) measuring 5 1/2" by 10 1/2" and, using my Scor-Pal, I scored at 3 1/2",  6 1/2", 7" and 10". Between the 7" and 10" score lines, center a 2" circle die and run through the die cutter.


Below the circle cut, decorate the page (see figure on the right) using designer papers. Stamp the sentiment (Stampin' Up!) on a strip of yellow gingham paper (Echo Park). The dots are from Cosmo Cricket. Decorate the front as desired (see the left figure). Stamp the sentiment (Hero Arts) on a narrow strip of yellow gingham paper. Cut out a cupcake from designer paper (Basic Grey) and place double-sided foam tape on the back. Set aside. 


To make the diorama, lay the card stock down on the table with the 10" fold to the right. Fold that fold to the left, and use a bone folder after each fold to make a crisp corner. Next, move the 7" fold to the left. Finally, move the 6 1/2" fold to the left. Stand the card up, and you can see that a box has been formed with the 2" cut circle to the front. Use strong double sided tape on the thin flap (between 10" and 10 1/2") and secure at the 3 1/2" score to make a 4-sided box. Square it up to the front of the card, revealing the space where the cupcake should be placed so that it can be seen well from the front of the card. Place the cupcake there.

To close the card, fold the front over the part with the cut-out circle allowing the back of the card to move and become flat. The card can be mailed in an A2 envelope or a stationary envelope (not a business-sized envelope, but the other kind).

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Splitcoast Stampers

Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

Crafting Happiness: Challenge #60  

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Imperfectly Wonderful

I started making this card by cutting a rectangular blank 5 1/2" by 2 1/8". Then, I cut strips from various colors and prints of paper making them different widths. I laid one down at an angle, then I followed that angle with the rest gluing them into place. After I had them all placed, I turned the paper over and, using scissors, cut along the rectangular blank. I glued this down to the A2 card blank (5 1/2" by 4 1/4").

I stamped the sentiment (Stampin' Up!) on white card stock and cut it down leaving a border around the image. Then, I cut a black frame and centered the image on it. Finally, I used double-sided foam tape to pop it off the card.

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Monday, August 3, 2020


What I have created is a tranquil seaside picture...unlike the hurricane Isaias that is currently tormenting us. It's raining hard off and on, and the wind is high or not, as seems fit for a hurricane.

First, I stamped the image (Stampin' Up!) using Versafine Onyx on Bristol paper. It takes water without warping too much, and I needed a smooth surface on which to stamp. Then, I water colored it using a variety of Distress Inks and an Aqua pen.

The frame around the picture is a reddish copper that has a sheen to it. Then, I mounted that onto Stampin' Up!'s Soft Sky A2-sized card blank.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Buzzing Around

To make this slimline card, I started with a white card stock panel measuring 8 1/4" by 3 1/4". I cut some cardboard to make a stencil for the background. I used Distress Ink Speckled Egg and a make-up brush to create the striations. Then, I stamped the shadow of the bees with Distress Ink Weathered Wood. After that, I stamped the bees and the sentiment in Versafine Onyx ink. Then, I pierced the paper to show the flight of the bumble bees. Then, I added the sequins. When that dried, I attached the panel to yellow card stock slimline card blank. All stamps are by Stampin' Up!.

The House That Stamps Built Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge JL820

Summer Sunflower

I started with the Sunflower (Rubber Stampede) panel. I stamped it using Versafine Onyx ink on white card stock. I colored it using my Prismacolor colored pencils.

I cut the red plaid paper down to 4" by 5 1/4" and, using double-sided tape, adhered it to a white A2 card blank. Then, I adhered the sunflower panel to the top at a pleasing angle.

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