Tricky card = Cool Card!

Howdy!

Yep, that is what I usually use in person vs. the “Hello, Hello” I have been using…so I’m going to use it here! It’s me…from AZ! (that’s where I grew up)

I started this tricky card with this sketch from CAS(E)this Sketch:

Then I looked over at Fab Friday and saw this awesome color challenge:

When I saw that cool sketch I thought strips of paper would be neat! Then, on the Fab Friday page I saw that Brian King had pieced paper strips in a circle with some of the colors and I thought a paper piecing strip would be good and easy. Not! The paper piecing was easy enough, it was figuring out how to get the strips onto the card without messing it all up that was tough. 🙂

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Thank goodness for the Sizzix adhesive multipurpose sheets! Although, once I got the strips on there…how to transfer them became an issue. So, very carefully, I peeled off the backing and prayed they all stayed together while I flipped them over and put them on the card front. They did, shew!

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And, viola! My card…

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I used the Tranquil Tide ink for the “You are” and Highland Heather for “amazing” sentiment parts. They came from the Amazing Life stamp set. (and, no, I did not realize I used the same sentiment as Brian did until I was doing all the links…great minds and all that 🙂 ) The card front is backed on to Highland Heather cardstock. Since purple and green is my favorite color combination right now, I wanted to use it the most. Pear Pizzazz is the card front. Then Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, and Lemon Lime Twist fill in the other colors.

Here is the inside of the card:

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Keeping it simple! The sentiment and flower also came from the Amazing Life stamp set. What do you think? Got any tips to make it easier? I’m all ears!

And so, after subbing all day and almost losing my voice because of this cold, it is time to hit the hay for this girl! G’nite!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Meant To Be

Hello, Hello!

I have been a card making fool the past few days! Time to get them all blogged and entered into their respective challenges! Then I need sleep! My scratchy throat is a warning that I haven’t slept as much as I should…and I substitute all week in a 2nd grade classroom, so sleep is a priority this week!

It’s now time for another sketch from CAS Colours &Sketches! Here is the sketch:

For this sketch, I knew I wanted to use the Meant To Be stamp set that is in the Occasions Catalog, along with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits! What an amazing set! I have used a few times already! It’s bundled and that means it’s 10% off! Gotta love it and have it! Click on the picture and it will take you right to the bundle! Or you can click on anything in blue and it will take you right to that item as well! Easy-peasy!

Meant To Be Cling Bundle

After the stamp set, I needed to figure out the colors. I chose Lovely Lipstick, a current In Color 2018-2020, Whisper White, and Powder Pink, also an In Color 2017-2019.

Here’s my card and then an explanation of how it came together…

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I used the Lovely  Lipstick cardstock for the card base, stamped hearts, and cloud of hearts using a framelit. I used Whisper White cardstock for my front layer and the smaller rectangle. Then Powder Pink cardstock for the frame of the small rectangle. Those Rectangle Stitched Framelits are really versatile!

Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies

I also used Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiment, which is actually from the Part of My Story stamp set out of the Sale-A-Bration brochure and is FREE with an order of $50 or more. Gotta Love FREE! Part Of My Story Cling Stamp Set

Overall, I am happy with this card and really like the sketch! If I had more time tonight, I would run down to the Creation Cave (new name for my craft space) and make one of these in a Christmas card since I have vowed to make Christmas cards all year long instead of Nov/Dec crush time! Alas, it is almost bedtime and I have full days of subbing all week…maybe next sketch!

That’s it for today! Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Geared Up for another double challenge

Hello, Hello!

I was rolling last night in the craft room! I made 5 cards in a few hours! Many of them matched up to a challenge or 2 and the Blog Hop you just saw. I have all day free today, so I want to get them all blogged and head back to the craft room for some more! Lots of challenges out there that get my creative juices flowing! Gotta get my mind in my happy place before a kinda yucky dentist appointment that I will be at while you are reading this. 😦

I like adding sketch challenges and color challenges together! The spark they create is so fun to feel and flow with!

First is the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog

Then I found a sketch from Try Stampin’ – Or Not – On Tuesday.

This is not a color combo I usually use, so it was a nice challenge for me to see what I could come up with! The sketch helped! I got my Occasions Catalog order last week and it had this wonderful stamp set and framelits in it…so perfect for a masculine birthday card…Geared Up Garage and Garage Gears thinlits Bundle

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With my husband and many of his friends being such gear heads, I knew I had to have this set! He even says it looks like a cool set! As much as he would like to fish, we never get out there and do it, so there was no reason to buy that set. But, he is always fiddling with his truck, the snowmobiles, or any other machine he owns, so this one made much more sense! Do you have a “gear head” or “wrenching” male in your life? If you do, you NEED this set like me!

Here is my card…

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For the brown in the color challenge, I used this wood grain paper from the Wood Textures DSP…it is so perfect for the masculine cards we all need to make! I used Whisper White cardstock for the base of the card and for stamping the classic car on. I stamped the car with Tuxedo Black ink and used the thinlit to cut it out on the Big Shot. I also used the black in to stamp the sentiment. Wasn’t sure if it would show up enough, but it seemed to…thankfully! I added the black Shimmer Ribbon behind the card instead of cutting a strip of paper. A smidge of bling won’t bother a real man. 😉

That’s it for today! Time to head back to the craftroom and make more things to share with you! Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Extraordinary Hop – SU! Sale-A-Bration Style

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Hello, Hello!

It’s that time again…a Blog Hop with Global Stamping Friends! WooHoo! These ladies are quite talented, live all over the world, and I really enjoy hopping with them! So, let’s get this party started!

Since it is Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s most special time of year…I chose a stamp set from the new Occasions Catalog called Meant To Be. Yes, it is a Valentine’s Day stamp set, however, it can also just be a stamp set of LOVE! We all love the versatility of stamp sets!

Meant To Be Cling Stamp Set

And then there is the framelit set that goes with it, as a Bundle, of course! I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE it! It’s called Be Mine Stitched Framelits! I am truly loving all the stitched framelits they are coming out with!!

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Here is the card I made:

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I used Powder Pink cardstock as my card base and Powder Pink ink to stamp the hearts all over the card in random ways…even falling off the card. I used most of the hearts in the set. Then I used my Big Shot and ran these 2 framelits through using Lovely Lipstick cardstock. The little heart at the end of the sentiment is also Lovely Lipstick cardstock from the cloud of hearts framelit that I used for another card you will see in the next post. I almost lined the hearts up perfectly, then asked the Hubster what he thought (he has a good eye for photos and colors) and he agreed that offsetting them and making them wonky looked better. That was the way I was leaning toward as well. Linear has it’s place, just not on this card. 🙂

The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and actually comes from the Part of My Story stamp set which is FREE with a $50 order in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. It has such great sentiments! You’ll see more of them on my future cards and scrapbook pages!

Part Of My Story Cling Stamp Set

That is all I have for now…come back later and you’ll see more of these stamp sets and framelits!

For now, please click on the next button to see the lovely project from Sarah, our fearless leader, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

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An Animal Outing Double Challenge

Hello, Hello!

I recently got this great stamp set during the Online Extravaganza called Animal Outing. It is so adorable and also comes with the Animal Friends Thinlit dies as a bundle…yep, gotta love Bundles! (click on the picture if you gotta have it, too!)

Animal Outing Clear-Mount Bundle

I have been wanting to make a card using this set and just wasn’t getting a color combo idea in my head, so off to The Color Throwdown Challenge site, I went! And they had this great color combo that I probably wouldn’t have thought of myself!

For my colors I used So Saffron, Old Olive, and Basic Black, plus I needed Smokey Slate (you’ll see why).

Then, I figured I needed a sketch to really help my creative juices roll, so I went to CAS(E) this Sketch, another favorite challenge blog of mine, and found this lovely sketch:

And then the creative juices started pouring out of my head and I came up with this card that I think is so stinking cute!!

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I ended up turning it on it’s side and then it just came together and I love it! What do you think? Isn’t that rhino a cutie?

For the card base and branches I used Old Olive cardstock. I used Versamark for the background inking of the branches. So Saffron cardstock for the sentiment portion and the bird on the rhino’s horn. Then I used Basic Black cardstock for the Stitched Cirlce Framelit, another regularly used and favorite framelit set! Plus, I used Tuxedo Black ink for the distressing around the card base, smudging of the sentiment piece, and for the sentiment itself. Then I added Smokey Slate cardstock for the rhino cutout and Basic Gray ink for the rhino image.

Well? Let me know what you think of this card! I haven’t done a sentiment on the inside yet because I am thinking of making it a Valentine’s card…the sentiment makes me think of that…we’ll see! Oh, and speaking of which…this stamp set will coordinate with the upcoming Paper Pumpkin kit for January…so subscribe now and don’t miss out! More info below so check it out!!

That’s it for now. Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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ICS Blog Hop – SU! Sale-A-Bration Time

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Happy New Year to you All!! Here’s wishing you much love, joy, peace, prosperity, health, and happiness…plus a good dose of adventure in 2019!
Today is another ICS Blog Hop and since Sale-A-Bration starts tomorrow, the timing is perfect! Take a look at all the goodies these talented ladies share on this hop and then have fun choosing what you have to have in your craft room!
For this hop I chose the Amazing Life stamp set. I am all about positivity in my life and this one is another good one and very versatile!

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I also used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits that are cool because they show the stitching on both sides of the cut. Brilliant! I bought the stamp set and framelits as a bundle (aren’t bundles the best?) and got the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack for FREE! Gotta love FREE! Favorite 4 letter word in our language!

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Had this card idea in my head and it came out pretty close…however I did it both ways color-wise, because I couldn’t decide which way I liked better and neither could the Hubster! 🙂 Tell me what you think!
I used Early Espresso, Grapefruit Grove, and Balmy Blue cardstock and Balmy Blue ink for the sentiment. I also ended up stamping the sentiment 2x because once was not dark enough. That is where photopolymer stamps are a blessing, for sure!!


I also stamped in the corners in the same color as the cardstock.

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

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Blessings, June

 

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#GDP170 – Sketch Challenge

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Christmas Day ended up being a play day for us here in our little family. The guys played on the computer and I found this challenge to work on! Happy Day!

I have decided to pick a few challenges to do each week/month and stick with them on a regular basis. Since Global Design Project is all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, I figure it’s a good one for me to find inspiration with our products and learn a thing or two from some very talented folks!

Here is this week’s challenge sketch…actually, due to the holidays, it’s 2 weeks. I’m a jump ahead! WooHoo!

And here is my take on the card using my current favorite color combination in all areas of my life right now…purple and green…Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green in Stampin’ Up! color names.

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I had ordered a stamp set called Amazing Life from the 2019 Occasions catalog and thought I would use it along with the lovely Organdy Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. January 3rd will be here soon! 

My base is Whisper White cardstock with Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green cut with the new Stitched Rectangles. I use the Stitched Squares and Circles a lot and knew that I would have to have the rectangles in my collection! Plus, it was a Bundle, and who doesn’t like bundles?! They work a little differently because they show a stitching on both sides of the cut. I will have to practice more with them as I had to run them through a few times to get it cut all the way through. I am sure it was user error! Feel free to leave me a tip below if you have one! 

I used my Big Shot to cut not only the stitched Rectangles, but also the ‘Amazing’ from the Celebrate You thinlits. I did it in Basic Black and Granny Apple Green to help it stand out a bit more. I used Gorgeous Grape for the cake and Granny Apple Green for the corner designs. Tuxedo Black was used for the side sentiment on the Granny Apple Green cardstock. I like making the pieces a little wonky…kinda like me! 😉

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You can see the layers. I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the words to each other and to the ribbon. Then I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it all to the card.

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Inside I put another sentiment and added some embellishment. Not sure who started the trend of putting the embellishment in the corner and the sentiment on the bottom, but I saw it on a You Tube video from Connie Stewart and thought it looked neat. What are you thoughts on it? We’ll see when I send this card how I like it. It’ll be weird to write above versus below. 🙂

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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