Sunday, June 28, 2020

Prized Peony

Hey stampers!  Today I'm back with a card that I created using the Peony Garden Product Suite.  This product suite is so beautiful!  Especially the DSP- there are so many gorgeous patterns that it was tough to choose just one.  So instead- I chose to create a card that would feature several of the patterns!

Once I chose my patterns- I cut them into 3/4" strips.  Next came the fun part!  Using a pair of Paper Snips I carefully cut half way up the 3/4" strip to create fringe.  After each pattern was fringed I then adhered them to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  

Tip:  When adhering the fringe strips to the Whisper White layer- be sure to start at the bottom and work your way up making sure that each pattern is layered so that it partially covers the one below it.

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Card Ingredients: 
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Gray
DSP:  Peony Garden
Stamps:  Prized Peony
Inks:  Basic Gray, Petal Pink Stampin' Blends (light and dark), Old Olive Stampin' Blends (light and dark), Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend
Tools/other supplies:  Hippo & Friends Dies, Elegant Faceted Gems, Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder

Saturday, June 27, 2020


Hello there stampers!  Today I have a card to share that was created with lots of triangles!  There's a new set of dies in the Annual Catalog called Stitched Triangle Dies.  These dies are fabulous!  There are many triangle shapes and sizes!  There's even a cute banner!

This card took me a bit longer to create than I would have liked but I simply just couldn't stop! I had to finish the idea I had seen in my mind. I began by sponging the following ink colors onto a piece of Shimmery White Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo.  

I then cut that layer into 1/2" strips.  Next I adhered the strips down onto a Whisper White scrap.  Using the Triangle Dies I cut several triangular shapes out from the colored layer and adhered them to yet another Whisper White layer.  Some of the triangles were hanging over the edge of the Whisper White layer so I simply adhered them down and trimmed along the sides.

The Playful Alphabet Dies made it a cinch to spell out Happy.  I love that there are also Foam Adhesive Sheets that make the letters pop off the page!  The birthday sentiment is from the Well Said Stamp Set.  

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Stampin' Fancy Friday: CASE a Fancy Friend

Hey there stampers!  Today I have a special card to share!  We are CASING a Fancy Friend for Stampin' Fancy Friday this month and I chose to CASE my amazing friend Jeanna Bohanan.  

Here is her beautiful card!  I love the clean and simple design of this card.  She colored the floral image in beautifully!

For my card- I used the flower image from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set.  I've always loved yellow flowers as they are bright and cheery!  These flowers were colored in using the Daffodil Delight/Mango Melody Stampin' Blends in both the light/dark variety.  The leaves were colored in using the Old Olive Stampin' Blends (both light and dark).

The Get Well Soon sentiment is from the Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set I embellished the card with some Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a piece of Linen Thread.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed my project!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Stamps:  Tasteful Touches, Blossoms In Bloom
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, Mango Melody Stampin' Blends, Old Olive Stampin' Blends
Tools/other supplies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Linen Thread, Stitched So Sweetly Dies

Monday, June 22, 2020

Monday Montage #167 Birds & Branches

Hello and welcome back for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Are you ready to see all our fabulous projects this week?

Tonight I've decided to pull out a new stamp set that's been sitting on my shelf since the demonstrator preorder.  Shocking, I know!  Usually when I preorder I spend hours playing with my new goodies but I was limited on time this time around.

The Birds & Branches Stamp Set and coordinating Birds & More Dies are really cute.  When I pulled the stamps off my shelf I knew exactly what I wanted to create.  A birdhouse and a cute card!!

I think I did pretty good!  The birdhouse itself is created from a sheet of Peony Garden DSP.  The roof of the birdhouse was created using a piece of Gray Granite Card Stock that had been embossed using the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.  The roof actually opens so it can hold treats or another small gift.  

For the card- I used Gray Granite Card Stock and a piece of Peony Garden DSP.  I love the gorgeous Gray Granite patterns!  
The birds were stamped in Petal Pink Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and then cut out with the coordinating Birds & More Dies.  The little eggs were stamped in Pool Party Ink.  Two branches were cut- one is adhered behind the scalloped rectangle (Stitched So Sweetly Dies) and the other is adhered to the front of the birds nest.  

Here's a closeup of the card.

The little birdhouse is my favorite.  It is absolutely adorable!  The base of it is right around 2-3/4" square- so it's not very big at all.

I didn't embellish the front of it as much as I would have liked to.  I wanted to let the actual birdhouse be the star instead of the embellishments.  I'm thrilled that the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon carried over into this years Annual Catalog.  It's gorgeous and I can't wait to create more projects with it!
I hope you have enjoyed my projects!
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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Zany Zebras

Hello there stampers!  Zany Zebras is such a cute stamp set!  It has 3 spunky zebra images and handful of fun sentiments to match.  

Tonight I have created a card using the Zany Zebras Stamp Set and it's pretty cute!  I began by using the wide brush from the new Water Painters to create a Smoky Slate striped background.  I LOVE the new Water Painters!  Especially the wide brush tip as it's perfect for stripes.

Then I cut and layered a few die cut images from the Hippo & Friends Dies.  Since the sentiment I chose says "Wild About You!" I wanted to add some form of hearts.  I chose the multiple hearts  image is from the Stitched Be Mine Dies.  

Black ink specks were added using the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  Isn't this card just the cutest?

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White Thick, Basic Black, Whisper White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps:  Zany Zebras
Inks:  Magenta Madness, Smoky Slate, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Tools/other supplies:  Hippo & Friends Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder, Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack, Metallic Pearls, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots

Friday, June 19, 2020


Hey there stampers!  Today I'm playing along with the TGIF Challenges.  We are stamping our own patterned paper.  For my card- I chose to use a background stamp instead of stamping multiple images to create the background.  I wanted to do this because sometimes DSP is simply a pattern with foil.  It's a little tough to see in the pictures- but I did in fact heat emboss my pattern paper with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.  

The stamps I used on this card are Dry Brush, Prized Peony and Good Morning Magnolia.  The peony was stamped in Sahara Sand onto a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor paper and colored in using Melon Mambo/Old Olive Inks and a Water Painter.  I then cut it out using the Peony Dies.

Wanna play along with us this week?  

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 6/18/20

  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC268
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 6/19/20
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)

Monday, June 15, 2020

Whale Of A Time

Hey there stampers!  I'm back tonight with another fabulous card created from the Whale Of A Time Product Suite.  I totally adore this suite!  It's beyond cute and oh so fun!  The card I'm sharing tonight is a birthday card created for a friend.  I've always believed that everyone should receive a special card on their birthday.  

This one is special for sure!  To create this card- I began by embossing a 4" x 5-1/4" layer of Pacific Point Card Stock using the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder.  If you don't have this folder- trust me.  You NEED it.  It's simply amazing!  Using Calypso Coral Ink- I then stamped the fish image 3 times. Two in the same direction and then one in the opposite direction (hidden in the bottom of the seaweed).

Next- I chose my DSP pattern from the Whale of a Time DSP stack.  As you can see- I chose the seafloor print.  I fussy cut a few sea turtles from the remaining portion of the seafloor print and adhered them using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  Embellished the seafloor with a few of the Whale of a Time Sequins to finish it off.  The Hoping All Your Birthday Fishes Come True sentiment was stamped in Pacific Point onto a Whisper White Card Stock scrap and adhered to a piece of DSP that looks like the sea.  

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