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Entries from December 2008

True Blue Friend

December 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Here’s another card we did at my stamp class this weekend, using the Go Go Boots Sizzlits Alphabet Die Set. The letters were cut out of Close to Cocoa card stock and glued onto the card as the last step (short names were recommended!). The Ski Slope Designer Series Paper started out as a 5-1/2″ […]

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Tags: fun & frolicky

Stair Step Card

December 6th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This is the first stair step card I’ve ever made, and I designed it for my stamp class this weekend. I started out with a 4-1/4″ x 10-1/2″ piece of Bravo Burgundy card stock. This paper was scored at 1-1/4″, 2-1/2″, 4-1/4″, 6″, and 8-1/4″. When you fold on these score lines, make sure that […]

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Tags: simply delicious

Swirled Sun

December 5th, 2008 · 7 Comments

I learned this really cool technique for making a beautiful sun at the Virginia Beach Stampin’ Up! regional seminar. You punch a circle out of a Post-it® note and place the reverse mask on your card. Then you ink up a sponge dauber with the lightest yellow first (I used Summer Sun) and you swirl […]

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Tags: simply delicious

Color Blocking Technique

December 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

When I first tried the color blocking technique (back in January of 2007), I thought it was one of the most challenging things I’d ever done while making a card. But it was also a lot of fun, so I picked this technique for my WICKED technique challenge on the demo side of SCS. I […]

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Tags: simply delicious

My WICKED Sketch Challenge

December 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

As I mentioned yesterday, I was asked to host the WICKED challenges on the demo side of splitcoaststampers this month. This was the sketch I came up with as one of the challenges: Here’s the card I made using the sketch: I inked up the branch stamp with Pink Piroutte ink first, then removed the […]

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Tags: clean & simple