Showing posts with label home made card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home made card. Show all posts

July 13, 2017

Welcome Little One Bear

Hi there and happy Thursday! Today I want to share a card I did for a special little someone that entered the wold Tuesday. Gosh, I'm getting old! I have no idea where the time went, but my God-daughter had her baby Tuesday afternoon, a bouncing baby girl, Isabella aka, Bella and this card is for her.

I used the adorable Baby Bear stamp that is a carry over from last year. I absolutely love this 3 step stamp as it just looks like you can reach out and snuggle his furry little self.  He's awesome. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a coordinating die, soooo my brand new Scan n Cut 2 came to the rescue. I know, many of you love to fussy cut and find it to be relaxing, but can I just tell you, I HATE to fussy cut! I do NOT find it to be in any way relaxing! As a matter of fact, it makes me very tense. I think mostly because I'm not good at it. It always looks "choppy" to me. I have tried and tried to get a nice smooth cut, but I can always see the scissor marks and to me it just looks sloppy. Now, don't get me wrong, I have done it when I had no other choice, and I'm sure there will be times, I will need to do it again, but for right now, I am LOVING my new Brother Scan n Cut 2.


Card base: Whisper White cut 11" x 4.5" scored and folded at 5.5"
Powder Pink Cardstock: Cut 4.5" x .5" (You need 3)
Berry Burst Cardstock: Scrap piece cut using the largest stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Collection
Baby Bear: Stamped using the Sahara Sand for step 1, Soft Suede for step 2 and Early Espresso for step 3, onto Whisper White; cut using the SNC2
Bow: stamped with Powder Pink for step 1 and Berry Burst for step 2 onto Whisper White; cut using the SNC2

I adhered the 3 Powder Pink strips to the card base using Snail adhesive, evenly spacing them toward the bottom. I then adhered the Baby Bear to the Berry Burst stitched oval, also with Snail ® and popped the entire piece up with Stampin' Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment with the Berry Burst ink directly onto the card base and added the little bow to the Baby Bear with a mini Stampin' Dimensional. 

I love this little bear and love how this card came out. It is one of my most favorite sets and was so happy to see that it carried over into this years annual catalog. It makes my day and it makes me smile. I hope you enjoyed today's card. Please feel free to post your thoughts and let me know what you think of it. Tell me your favorite carry over set, I would love to hear!

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February 7, 2017

All Things Thanks for Sale-a-Bration

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I got the opportunity to play around in my craft room over the weekend and I pulled out some of my new Sale-a-Bration stamp sets along with the new All Things Thanks from the Occasions catalog. I just love how this card came out and I hope you do too! I usually try to keep it to one and no more than 2 stamp sets, but I pushed it to 3 on this card and it just worked. So, here it is:
Stamps Sets: All Things Thanks; Avant Garden; Delicate Details
Paper: Watermelon Wonder 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"; Whisper White 4" x 5 1/4" and 2 1/4" x 5"; Crumb Cake 2 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Ink: Crumb Cake; Watermelon Wonder; Cucumber Crush
Misc: 5/8" Burlap Ribbon; Fast Fuse; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots

Begin by stamping the delicate lace image in Crumb Cake ink onto the lower portion of the larger Whisper White piece. (I placed my cut piece of Crumb Cake down and used a pencil to lightly mark where I wanted the top of the lace to fall) Then, I stamped the sentiment from the All Things Thanks in Crumb Cake onto the right side of the smaller Whisper White piece. Then, stamp the solid flower from Avant Garden in Watermelon ink followed by the stem using the Cucumber Crush. Layer this onto the Crumb Cake cardstock piece with Fast Fuse and adhere to the larger Whisper White piece lining it up just above the lace image. Adhere the entire panel to the card base using Dimensionals. Pull a couple of fibers from the Burlap Ribbon and tie a bow and adhere with a glue dot.
I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it. I so love the quality of Stampin' Up! and I love how you can coordinate so many different sets to come up with a great card. And, just as a side note, if you LOVE the Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush as much as I do, grab them now before they are officially announced as retiring around mid-April. Once that happens, they will fly out the door and once they're gone, they're gone and trust me, In-Colors don't last long once the retirement gets announced. Trust me!
Well, thanks so much for stopping by. Please leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts on this one. Again, I really look forward to hearing your thoughts. Have a great day and Happy Stamping,
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July 13, 2016

Finding Your Inspiration

Hello again! I hope you're all fairing well in this heat wave? Me, I'm hanging out here with the air conditioners! A little wilted but overall fairing well! Anyway, today I wanted to revisit the topic of finding inspiration. In previous posts, I have spoke of finding inspiration from your Stampin' Up! Catalog and idea book as well as from your surroundings. Today, I want to talk to you about finding your inspiration from card sketches. There are sketches all over the Internet. Pinterest alone has a plethora of sketch ideas for you to refer to and get your creative juices flowing. As a matter of fact, I currently hold a weekly sketch challenge on my Facebook page where we have so much fun seeing what everyone comes up with each week. It's amazing to see each individual's interpretation of the weekly sketch. You literally have one sketch layout and a half dozen completely different card ideas! It's just so awesome. So, my challenge to you is, visit Pinterest, search card sketches and choose one you love then choose your favorite stamp set and go to town. You will be amazed at what you come up with. 
Here is this weeks challenge sketch: 
And here is my interpretation using one of my favorite stamp sets from the new 2016-2017 catalog, Jar of Love 
So what are your thoughts? Where are you finding your inspiration? Share with us in the comments below! Have a great day, stay cool and happy stamping,
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