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Happy Hanukkah

November 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Happy Hanukkah
I’d like to wish my Jewish friends a wonderful start to their Festival of Lights today!

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Jewish Celebrations
Paper: Night of Navy, Brushed Silver
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Big Shot, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals; Captivating Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

→ 1 CommentTags: truly elegant

WMS Pajama Party

November 23rd, 2013 · 6 Comments

So close to the deadline, but at least I got a few cards made for this month’s Waltzingmouse Stamps pajama party!

Let Us Give Thanks
For the first challenge, I got my inspiration from Laura Bassen’s Joy Card on Day 3 of the Holiday Card Workshop 2013 online card class. I still need a lot more practice with my plaid-stamping!

Stamps: Bountiful Baskets Additions, Off Beat Backgrounds (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Pure Luxury Crème de Menthe, Lemon Drop, Rocket Red, White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Lady Bug, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, Many Thanks Sizzlits Die (SU!); Sticker Maker (Xyron)

His Christmas Tree
For the second challenge, I made “his” and “hers” Christmas tree cards, à la Kelly Rasmussen on Day 5 of the Holiday Card Workshop 2013 online card class. On the masculine card I used the Zig Zag Backgrounder for the tree and a star cut out of a fabric sticker. Both cards have the same sentiment banner, on which I used the chalkboard technique.

Stamps: Zig Zag Backgrounder, Compliments of the Season (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black (SU!); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White Craft, VersaMark (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, Heat Tool (SU!); Labels Ten Nestabilities, Ribbon Banners Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Starry Die (Verve Stamps); Fabric Sticker Labels (7gypsies); Double-Sided Foam Tape (3M Scotch)

Her Christmas Tree
The feminine card has a Dainty Doilies Christmas tree and a star cut out of silver glimmer paper. I wish I had stamped the inner circle perfectly, but I didn’t have time to start over and still meet the deadline!

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Stamps: Dainty Doilies – Large Set, Compliments of the Season (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper (SU!); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White Craft, VersaMark (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, Heat Tool (SU!); Labels Seventeen Nestabilities, Ribbon Banners Shapeabilities (Spellbinders); Starry Die (Verve Stamps); Double-Sided Foam Tape (3M Scotch)

→ 6 CommentsTags: clean & simple

Mojo Monday 320

November 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mojo Monday 320
Today I wanted to create a 3-1/4″ x 6″ card, so I adapted this week’s Mojo Monday sketch to fit my needs. At first, my sentiment was stamped on a white mini bookplate die. That just looked too stark, so I distressed it with Tattered Rose ink. I don’t know if you can see that the black panel was dry embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder, but it was!

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Stamps: Happy Hello (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!); Lucille (BasicGrey)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Tattered Rose Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, White 7/8″ Organdy Ribbon, Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Curvy Bookplate Die, Mini Bookplate Die Set (Verve Stamps); Inkssentials™ Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

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Suspended Snowflakes

November 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Suspended Snowflakes

Three days after I started creating this card, I have finally finished it! When I saw the projects Stephanie Klauck presented on day 2 of Holiday Card Workshop 2103 on onlinecardclasses.com, I felt so inspired. She made it look so easy. Don’t get me wrong, I love the end result. But it is definitely not a card I’d want to mass-produce. ;-)

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Endless Wishes
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pool Party, VersaMark
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Sticky Strip, Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive; Classic Squares Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Fishing Line (Stren)

→ 2 CommentsTags: fun & frolicky

Mojo Monday 315

October 20th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Mojo Monday 315

I was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch to make this card for a Belgian friend of mine. The Dutch sentiment was only partially stamped on the front of the card; the second part of the sentiment was stamped on the inside. Rough translation of the entire stamp: “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”

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Stamps: Making a Statement (Verve Stamps); Dutch friendship stamp (Verschooten Antwerpen)
Paper: Island Indigo, More Mustard, Whisper White (SU!); Clippings (BasicGrey)
Ink: Island Indigo, More Mustard, Pistachio Pudding (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Certainly Celery Twill Ribbon, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Rounded Scallop Frame Die, Scalloped Trim Die Set (Verve Stamps); Classic Rectangles Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

→ 4 CommentsTags: simply delicious