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Featured Stamper: Kathleen Curry

February 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Featured Stamper: Kathleen Curry
This card was inspired by Featured Stamper Kathleen Curry‘s Call me card. I loved Kathy’s color combination, so I kept that the same, but I used different stamps and added a text bubble instead of a banner. I stamped the camera image on the back of the On Film die cut, with the help of my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, and used a silver brad for the lens.

My dad, who is an avid photograhper, will hopefully have received this birthday card in the mail by now. Today is his birthday!

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Peachy Keen, Just Sayin’, Filmstrip; een jaartje meer (Verschooten Antwerpen)
Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper
Ink: Jet Black StazOn
Accessories: Big Shot, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker, Star Punch, On Film Framelits Dies, Word Bubbles Framelits Dies, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 5/16″ Neutrals Assortment Brads, Crop-A-Dile, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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A Valentine Birthday

February 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Valentine Birthday

My friend Linda celebrates her birthday on Valentine’s Day, and this week’s Mojo Monday sketch provided the perfect inspiration for her birthday card. I picked out a few patterns from the DIY Shop paper pad for the many layers in this design, and I distressed all the edges with Antique Linen ink. It’s simply amazing how many Verve products were used on this one card!

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Stamps: Calendar Countdown, Remember This, Scroll Plain Jane, Take Note, Wings of Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory, Soft Sand, Lipstick Red (Gina K. Designs); DIY Shop (Crate Paper)
Ink: Early Espresso, Cranberry Crisp (SU!); Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Banner Bundle Die Set, Heart Quartet Die, Scroll Die, Wavy Hearts Die Set (Verve Stamps); Tim Holtz® Rock Candy Distress Stickles™ Glitter Glue, Inkssentials™ Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

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75th Birthday

February 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

75th Birthday

My father-in-law is celebrating a milestone birthday, and this was the perfect opportunity to pull out my Morning Post Numbers stamps. I followed Mary Fish’s instructions on how to create a wider Circle Thinlits card, loving her idea for tucking in a gift card. The thicker double-sided Specialty Designer Series Paper is perfect for this interactive card. I was lucky to have some of this retired masculine card stock left!

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Morning Post Numbers
Paper: Whisper White, Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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DIY Stencils

February 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

DIY Stencils

I hadn’t really thought about creating my own stencils until I saw the DIY Stencils tutorial by Jennifer McGuire on Day 4 of the Stenciled online card class. This card was inspired by her Hello Card on the Bonus: New Stenciling Products day.

I cut a butterfly out of acetate with the Bigz die to use as a stencil for the butterfly shape, and applied the small décor stencil on top for the layered effect. The sentiment was cut out of black card stock three times to create a thicker embellishment. Dazzling Details were added after it was adhered to the card.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Kind Thoughts Brocade Small Décor Stencils, Dazzling Details, Stamping Sponges, Sponge Daubers; Acetate

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Stenciled – Day 2

January 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Stenciled - Day 2

I had a lot of fun pulling out some of my old Stampin’ Up! supplies (stencils and wheels) to create this one-layer Christmas card. It was inspired by Kristina Werner’s You Add Color To My Life card on Day 2 of the Stenciled online card class.

I used Shimmery White card stock for my card base and stamped the holiday sentiment with VersaMark ink in the center of the card. After heat embossing it with white EP, I placed the ornament stencil over the sentiment and rolled the Leaves à la Carte Jumbo Wheel with Coastal Cabana ink over the stencil, then completed the image by sponging more ink. I did the same with the Baroque Border Wheel and Strawberry Slush ink. The Pistachio Pudding ornament was added last, just by sponging inside the stencil. I wiped off the ink from the embossed letters and shaded them with a Smoky Slate marker to make them stand out more.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments
Paper: Shimmery White
Ink: VersaMark, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Vintage Ornaments I Décor Stencils, Stamping Sponges, Baroque Border Wheel, Leaves à la Carte Jumbo Wheel, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker, Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

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