Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Birthday Butterfly Revisited

 I do LOVE these cards!

They are simple and quick to put together, and are lots of fun!

I'm devastated that my favorite stamp set Gorgeous Grunge is retiring.  I'll continue to use it, but it won't be available after May 31st.

I just had to use it with Bermuda Bay for this card background, and I decided to try it with the new Berry Burst.  It's a great combination! 


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Customer Gifts: Crafting Forever Bookmarks Showcasing New In-Colors

 I made these bookmarks a few weeks ago as gifts for my customers.  I'm very grateful for them.  As well as great friends, they are wonderful customers. 

From this first pictures, you can't see the hidden piece - It's actually a double bookmark. 

Here you can see the 2nd piece.  I stamped each of the new In-Colors for 2017-2019 on the bookmark in the back for easy viewing.  During our club meeting today I'll have the ladies write in the colors on the swatches.
 The only color in this set of five I'm not so thrilled with is the Lemon Lime Twist.  I love lemon... as a matter of fact, it's my birthday today on our club day - and I ordered a special cake - lemon with lemon filling.  It's just that I'm not so thrilled with this color.



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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Birthday Card Pop-Up

 Here I'm showcasing a retiring stamp and die cut set. I've used this bundle quite a big, though not as much as I should have.
You'd think, as a card maker I'd be on top of sending cards, but I'm not; but that's another story.

This is our second card for my club meeting this month.  I'm busy playing with the new oval dies I purchased recently. 

 The inside of this card is the best part!  I do love those pop-up cards!  I've used this die quite a few times this past year, but always as a shaker card.  This time, I decided to showcase the pop possibilities. Popibilities?  Ugh!  I'm stopping now.
 There are a few pieces of the DSP that coordinate with this set.  As soon as I find it, I'll add some of the coordinating Washi tape to the inside. 


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Father's Day Card

 I'm still playing with my new program Photoshop 15 and learning so much!

This set is soon to be retired, Nailed It.  It has some fantastic masculine card options.  I saw a few samples like this, and added some details to make this card all my own. 

This is a card we're making for my May club date.  It uses quite a few techniques.

 After stamping the tools in black, and die cutting them, I then stamped the handles of the saw and hammer on a piece of the new wood paper pack.  A little fussy cutting, and voila! wood handles on the tools.  I used the watercolor pencils on each of the metal pieces of the tools, and also the handle of the screwdriver.

The only embellishments in addition to the embossed silver foil are the two metallic elements on the hexagonal Happy Father's Day piece.  The silver foil embossed beautifully in the Dynamic Textured Impressions folder!  It added the perfect touch to the gray background.

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