Wednesday, July 21, 2021

STAMPlorations Things with Wings A2 Card Fronts

I am sharing 4 cards I created the last couple of days using the beautiful


Be sure and check out Shery's  STAMPlorations post with details for the new

In no time I had 4 cards created using the 4 different designs in the 8 Card Fronts.
I am sharing the links to the STAMPlorations products 
I used to embellish the Card Fronts.
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Here is description of my 1st Things with Wings A2 Card Front Card.

I used STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge and Scribbly Splattery Grunge stamp sets.

CUTplorations Art Border #1 Die and CUTplorations Thanks Word Die.
Dies in photo!

Die cut the 2 borders with the Art Border #1.  Stamped the images with Archival ink.
Then die cut the Thanks from card front and added 2 more die cut Thanks 
and stacked to add dimension.
  Then inlaid the Thanks and traced with black art pen.  Next  attached card front to SU card base and done!  I loved the mixed media results:-)

Here is my 2nd Things with Wings A2 Card Front Card.
Used CUTplorations Flutter Zen 2 Layering Dies.  There are 2 dies in the set 
shown in photo. 
I die cut a solid background from an acrylic paint background in my stash.
Next die cut the butterfly cover plate layer using 120# paper from a card front scrap and popped up the wings with mini dimensionals.  
Stamped the sentiment from the Co-ordinating Trendy Butterflies 2 stamp set and attached card front to SU Poppy Parade cardstock..a perfect color match:-)
Another Quick and beautiful card design😊

Here is my 3rd Things with Wings A2 Card Front Card.
Die Cut the card front with the middle size CUTplorations Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.  Stamped the Trendy Butterflies 2 sentiment.  Die Cut the SU Pear Pizazz 
A2 card front with the large A2 size Nesting Die
 and attached to 100# Basic White Card Base.
Popped up main image card front using craft foam and Done!
Loving the Quick Clean and Simple Designs.

Here is my 4th Things with Wings A2 Card Front Card.
Same design as my 3rd card.  Just used a different card front from the Things with Wings set.
Stamped the STAMPlorations Bee's Knees Birds of Paradise sentiment.
I love this sentiment for get well cards:-)

I hope you enjoyed my cards as much as I enjoyed adding my own 
twist to the Gorgeous Card Fronts😀  Love and Hugs..



Still time for the STAMPlorations Christmas in July Sale....



Sunday, July 18, 2021

CAS Christmas Card Challenge: Poinsettias

Playing along with the CAS Christmas Card Challenge: Poinsettias hosted by Linda .
Amazing and simply beautiful poinsettia cards by the very talented Design Team😊

You have until the 24th to play along.."Christmas in July" is a fun time to play and add to your
Christmas stash,  my friends!



Here is my Quick Clean and Simple Poinsettia Card!

Here is the Close Up of the shiny 
Ranger,  Princess Gold Heat Embossed poinsettias and sentiment and the 
SU Gold Foil cardstock background.

I stamped the Colorado Craft Company "Big and Bold Slimline Poinsettias" image using
Versamark ink onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper and heat embossed
with Ranger Princess Gold.  So pretty and a true shiny Gold color!

Then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the same set.
Next die cut using Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Die.

Die cut SU Gold Foil Cardstock with Reverse Confetti "Lacy Scallop Frame" Confetti Cuts.
Popped up image with craft foam and Done!
Loved the CAS quick Christmas card for my stash😊

Thank you Lin for hosting a wonderful Poinsettia Challenge.
Love and Hugs, 



Supplies:
Stamps: Big & Bold Slimline Poinsettias (Colorado Craft Company)
Paper: SU Basic White card base 100#,  Strathmore Mixed Media, SU Gold Foil Cardstock.
Inks: Versamark 
Accessories: Ranger Princess Gold EB Powder. Heat Tool.  Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frame. Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die. Craft Foam.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

CAS Mix Up Alcohol Inks on Vellum Reminder

Time for our CAS Mix Up Alcohol Inks on Vellum Reminder cards.
Wow...Stunning cards by our very talented CAS Mix Up Girls and in our gallery.
Coni is our host for this Awesome Challenge!  Thank you,  Coni.


Be sure and check out all the sample cards by the CAS Girls.

You still have until the 24th to play along.

My card using Alcohol Pearls Inks on Vellum, Stamping and Die Cuts.

Loving our host Coni's Alcohol Ink on Vellum June Challenge💕 
I used Ranger Alcohol Pearls Inks on vellum.  I dropped inks onto a piece of SU Vellum Cardstock and moved ink around by tilting vellum until I was happy with background.

Next die cut one area of piece using Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die Cut.
Next attached to SU 100# Basic White cardstock using Connect Glue.
Weighed down over night with large acrylic block to help flatten.

Then die cut Alexandra Renke Snowdrops flowers 4 times and stacked using Glue.
Let die cut flowers dry and attached to vellum image .

Stamped Simon Says Stamp Hello from "Bouquets of Thanks" and SSS "Thoughtful Messages Always" tiny hearts using archival jet black ink onto scrap of SU Basic White 100# cardstock. 
Colored hearts with Zigs.

Then attached sentiment to main image.  Added sequins to image and attached to 
100# card base with Connect Glue and Done! 
 I wish you could see the shine from the Alcohol Pearls Inks.  So pretty!

You still have until the 24th to play along.
 
Love and Hugs...hope you are staying cool....


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Supplies:
Stamps: SSS Bouquets of Thanks...Hello sentiment.  SSS Thoughtful  Messages Always..tiny hearts.
Inks: Ranger Alcohol Ink Pearls.  Archival Jet Black. Zigs for coloring hearts.
Paper: SU Basic White 100# cardstock.  SU Vellum Cardstock.
Accessories: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die.  Alexandra Renke Snowdrop flowers Dies. Gina K Connect Glue...a must have for stacking narrow dies and sequins.  STAMPlorations Sequins. Craft Foam.  Large acrylic block for weight.


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

STAMPlorations Christmas in the Air Kit #1

My third Feature using STAMPlorations Christmas in the Air Kit #1:-)
More details from Shery regarding the New in September Kit #2 and Kit #3!!!
I have enjoyed every minute of creating with the Awesome CITA Kit #1😀
Monika will be back in August for one more CITA Feature using Kit #1. Don't miss it!


Hope you enjoy and are inspired by my 6 cards and 3 tags.  I will list products at the end of my post.
It is time for Christmas in July creating.  Have a safe and creative Summer, my friends.


My 1st card using the fun "Holidays" Stencil from the CITA Kit #1.   

I stenciled the trees first using Distress Oxide Inks and i-Crafter's i-Brushes.
Then stenciled the vintage truck on another piece of SU Basic White 100# cardstock.
Next fussy cut the truck and attached under the trees and added the clear stickers 'Merry Everything'.

As an after thought sponged the sky, grass and road to make the images seem connected!
Then added the cute fussy cut "Ephemera" image for a driver, black stick on brads to wheels and a bit more distressing with ink to the truck.  I Love this very versatile stencil!

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My next 5 cards use the awesome "Christmas ATC's".  There are 18 ATC's in the set:-)

Love this cute snowman.  I added more snow splatters with a Posca acrylic white pen.
Used corner rounder to cut the corners.  Thank you STAMPgirl Vicki for the idea.
Added eyelet, ribbon, twine and Clear Stickers "Merry Everything" sentiment and 
popped up with craft foam.  Then attached ATC to 
die cut "Circle All Over Texture Cover Plate" colored cardstock layer, which I attached to 
SU Basic White 100# cardstock and Done.

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Next card was the same basic design using another "Christmas ATC"!

I added a stamped tree from STAMPlorations Bee's Knee's "Winter Mug" stamp set and stamped the sentiment from "Coffee for All Seasons" using Archival Jet Black Ink.
Next die cut colored cardstock using CUTplorations "Wonky Stitched Grid Texture Cover Plate".  Attached to card base.
Popped up ATC with craft foam and attached to cover plate layer  and Done!

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Three more "Christmas ATC" cards using a different design. 

Very simple CAS design.  Stamped Bee's Knees "Layered Christmas Lights" using Archival Jet Black ink onto Basic White 100# card base. Attached layered CUTplorations Die Cut "Stitched Tags Nesting Dies".  One tag was using SU Real Red Cardstock and the smaller tag was the "Christmas ATC".
Earlier I added more black splatters to the small tag with Posca Black Acrylic Pen.
Added ribbon and popped up tags with craft foam and Done!

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Two more cards using "Christmas ATC's" with similar designs.

 I stamped the card base with images from Bee's Knees "Layered Mistletoe".  Added the popped up with craft foam "Christmas ATC", which I had splattered with Posca White Acrylic pen, cut corners and added eyelit and ribbons and Done!

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Here is my last "Christmas ATC's" card.  There were 18 ATC's in the Kit and I still have 4 left after using a few in all my CITA Kit #1 Features:-)

I stamped Bee's Knees "Layered Poinsettias" stamp set and popped up the "Christmas ATC" using craft foam.  I had cut the corners, added white acrylic splatters, stamped sentiments from the stamp set, added eyelit and ribbon and Done!  I think this is my favorite:-)  But loved them all.

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One photo of 3 "Christmas ATC" die cut tags!!!

Three tags filled with Christmas joy and Wink of Stella:-)
Die cut the ATC's with Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, added stamped sentiments from the "Christmas Joy Stamp Set", added Wink of Stella, Ribbons and Done!

Thank you for sticking with my long post.  I have a great start on my Christmas stash and not a single duplicate card or tag from my 3 CITA Kit #1 Features:-)

Happy "Christmas in July", my creative friends.
Love and Hugs..
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List of links and photos of STAMPloration Products that I used.








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Click on Links to see more STAMPlorations Products I used.....


Layered Lights-The Bee's Knees 
Layered Poinsettias-The Bee's Knees
Layered Mistletoe-The Bee's Knees
Winter Mug-The Bee's Knees

Stitched Tags Nesting Dies

Can you tell I Loved playing with the Awesome CITA Kit #1?
In September Shery will be introducing her New CITA Kit #2 and Kit #2😀
Plus STAMPgirls Deepti and Shirley will be joining Monika for the CITA Features.

In the meantime..... Enjoy adding to your Christmas Stash!
Remember the Special sale price of $24.99 for the Kit #1 ends on July 31st.
Then the Kit #1 price will be $32.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

CAS Mix Up Alcohol Inks on Vellum

Wow...Fabulous Alcohol Inks on Vellum CAS Mix Up Challenge hosted by the 
clever and creative Coni (Which Craft?).
There are amazing and creative cards posted by our talented Design Team and our 
very talented CAS Guest Designer, Hannelie (desert diva).  Be sure and check them out:-)

You have until the 24th to play along, which we would Love!


Here is my Alcohol Ink Pearls on Vellum cardstock card made for my special friend, 
Daisy's 92nd Birthday.  She loved it...especially all the shine:-)

It was impossible to get a decent photo of the shine from the Ranger Alcohol Pearls Ink 
on SU Vellum cardstock,  but it was truly Stunning:-) 

 I used the salad spinner technique using vellum instead of Yupo paper.  I placed a small piece of SU Vellum Cardstock in the spinner and added drops of Alcohol Ink Pearls ink onto vellum and drops of Blender Solution and then spun the salad spinner.

Here is another one of my posts using the salad spinner with Yupo paper and Alcohol Pearls Ink.  It has a link to our dear friend, Karen (Snippets) photo tutorial.

When happy with the results I removed the background from spinner and used a large acrylic block to weight down the background until it dried.

Next die cut favorite area of background with Memory Box Stitched Circle Die. 
Die cut a piece of SU 100# cardstock and attached to stitched circle with Connect Glue.
Weighted down over night, then attached to White Craft Foam with Connect Glue.

Next die cut Alexandra Renke Die Cut Grasses 3 times and stacked using Connect Glue.  Then...you guessed it... glued grasses to circle and weighted down with block.

Used MISTI to center the SSS Thoughtful Messages and stamped with Archival Jet Black Ink.

Then attached main image to White Craft Foam and then to SU Basic White 100# card base
and Done!  Loved my 1st Alcohol Pearls Ink on Vellum Card:-)

We would love to have you play along in Coni's cool challenge!
Be sure and check out the videos,  which are very helpful or in my case do your own thing:-)

Love and Hugs..


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Supplies:
Stamps: SSS Thoughtful Messages.
Inks: Ranger Alcohol Pearls Inks.  Archival Jet Black. 
Paper: SU Vellum Cardstock and Basic White 100# Cardstock.
Accessories: Alexandra Renke Die Cut Grasses. Memory Box Stitched Circle Die. Connect Glue.  Large Acrylic Block for weight. Small salad spinner ( my large spinner is only for food use).  Blender Solution.   


Monday, June 28, 2021

STAMPlorations 2021 8th Birthday Celebration Day 1

Time to Celebrate STAMPlorations 8th Birthday!  Day 1.  Be sure and check out the STAMPlorations Blog with all the Details and Fabulous projects by the STAMPgirls!


My Day 1 Birthday cards are using the Birthday Bundle #1.

Here is the link to Two more Card samples I created for the Pre-Order Sale on June 6 
using Birthday Bundle #1 .


I am Loving the new products and am sharing Two more cards for the Day 1, 8th Birthday Celebration.

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 ARTplorations Design Blox #5 stencil.
STAMPlorations Dee's Blossom Sprays #4
STAMPlorations Radiate Happy
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Plus Shaker Blends flat sequins Color Confetti.

This was the very 1st card I created using the Birthday Bundle #1...I was hooked!!!

I used the Rectangle Flexi-Templates over mixed media paper and secured with 3M masking tape.  That gave me the perfect white border.  Then secured the  ARTplorations Design Blox #5 Stencil using the tape.  Next I used i-Crafters i-Brushes to blend the Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries and Barn Door.  I removed the stencil and template and went..."Wow"!

Placed card front in MISTI and stamped Dee's Blossom Sprays #4 and STAMPlorations Radiate Happy sentiment using Archival Jet Black Ink.  Then removed card front from MISTI. 

Attached Shaker Blends flat sequins Color Confetti using Connect Glue.  Then attached card front to SU Basic White 100# card base and Done!  I LOVED the results.  

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My 2nd card for Day 1

STAMPlorations Dee's Blossom Sprays #4
CUTplorations Art Border Die #1
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Plus Clear Stickers Shine Bright.

I kept my 2nd card more CAS.  I placed the Strathmore mixed media A2 card front in MISTI and stamped the STAMPlorations Dee's Blossom Sprays #4 with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with SU clear embossing powder.  

Removed card front and watercolored with Zigs using wet #4 paint brush to move the ink.  So relaxing and fun.  Such a beautiful bouquet.

Added Posca Acrylic black ink pen splatters and let dry.  Then added the Shine Bright Clear Sticker sentiment to mixed media paper and trimmed and attached to card front.

Next die cut  CUTplorations Art Border Die #1 using mixed media paper.  The die,  cuts beautifully even thru the heavier mixed media paper!  I used my Spellbinders Tool 'n One brush end to remove all the tiny pieces from the die...worked quick and easy!   Then used a toothpick to remove the few leftover pieces.  

 Next cut another piece of MM paper for under the die cut border to pop it up and also cover up the image stems.  I tried it with and without and liked it better without the stems showing.

Attached to SU 100# cardstock base and Done!
This was my 4th card using this Awesome Birthday Bundle #1!!!

I can now see Birthday Bundles #2 and Birthday Bundles #3 in my future💖

Be sure and join 1 or all of the 3 ways of fun to earn prizes.

Love and Hugs..


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

STAMPlorations Floral Silhouettes ATC's

I am sharing 3 favorite cards using the New STAMPlorations Floral Silhouettes ATC's.
I actually ended up making 6 cards for my stash!

Shery has been on a creative roll with all her New Paper Goods.
Be sure and check out her STAMPlorations Blog,  which has all the Info on the

Floral Silhouettes ATC's 6 designs/3 of each!  Yes, total of 18!

Here are my 3 cards...using STAMPlorations Ephemera Floral Silhouettes ATC's with different colored SU cardstock backgrounds, which I die cut with Circles All Over Cover Plate,  then outlined the ATC's with 05 Art Pen, added black ink splatters,  then popped up ATC's with craft foam and attached to black cardstock that I tilted.  My last step was adding the STAMPlorations Clear Sticker sentiments, 
Enjoy...
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Card One...Happy Happy Birthday!

Card Two...Good Things Take Time!

Card Three...Best Wishes To You!

Fun cards to create using more of Shery's awesome Ephemera ATC's and add to my stash!  

Love and Hugs..

Besides the ATC's above,  I am adding my other STAMPloration Products.




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