Friday, February 23, 2018

Donut Believe it: There's a Teenager in the House!

Good morning!  So last week celebrated a huge occasion in our house, Aidan became a teenager (whoo hoo!)  Of course I had to make him an over the top card to help celebrate but wanted to wait to share it until all the birthday fun was other.  So like most kids, donuts are on of Aidan's favorite foods so I was so excited to see a donut print paper in the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper and knew it would be the highlight of the card.  Aidan also got a love of glitter from his mama so I knew I had to add lots of bling and sparkle to his card.

I started with Bermuda Bay cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Basic Black cardstock as a mat for the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper (these donuts look good enough to eat, but are calorie free!!). 

I used the Big Shot and Happy Birthday Thinlits Die and a Silver Foil Sheet to cut the greeting and then just cut the 2 words apart because I knew this card need to have a big "13" on it.  I used the Large Numbers Framelits and the green glimmer paper from the Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper and then used dimensionals to pop up the numbers.  To finish off the card I used the Number of Years Stamp set to stamp the "th" on Whisper White cardstock with Bermuda Bay ink and then cut it down with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits before attaching the piece to the cardfront with dimensionals.

I fell in love with this card when it was done, come on donuts and glitter, it's perfect!  And Aidan loved it as well, along with the gift that went along with it.  This DSP from the Occasions catalog makes it so easy to make fun cards perfect for any birthday and I love the realistic images and patterns!!

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Have a great weekend!

Diana
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge: Color Me Happy

Good morning!  Today I decided to play along with this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge for a bright and cheery card which matches the unusually warm weather we have this week (trust me, no complaints here).

I started with Pool Party cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (I used the natural watercolor look of the DSP for the splatter look on the sketch).  Next I took a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and embossed it with the Big Shot and Sweetheart Embossing Folder before wrapping a piece of Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Stitched-Edge Ribbon around the cardfront and tied a knot.

For the main stamped image I decided to use my Stampin' Blends again (really falling in love with these) so I stamped the greeting from the Color Me Happy stamp set on Whisper White cardstock with Momento Black ink and then used Pool Party, Night of Navy, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends to color it in before cutting it out with the Big Shot and Layering Ovals FramelitsDimensionals were used to attach the greeting to the cardfront.





I really like how the black background helps the colors really pop, for a nice classic look and this is such a classic sketch it would work for almost anything, and not even just cards.








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Enjoy!

Diana

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Monday, February 19, 2018

SSINKspiration Fancy Fold Challenge #SSINKFF3 Shaker Cards: Lemon Zest

Good morning!  It's always a little extra fun when you get a card that's a littler interactive that you can play with and enjoy.  This months fun fold challenge over on the SSINKspiration blog is shaker cards which definitely falls into that interactive card group and even though they look hard, they're actually pretty easy.

For the today's card I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base and envelope from the Tutti-Fruitti Cards and Envelopes pack (a SAB Freebie) which has some fun patterns on both the cardbase and envelope.  Next I used the Big Shot and Layering Squares Framelits to make the piece that looks like a polaroid picture using Whisper White cardstock.  I used the Lemon Zest stamp set and stamped the greeting in Basic Black ink before making the shaker piece.  I added a piece of Window Sheet behind the window and then Foam Adhesive strips around the opening to seal in the sequins.  I used the Metallics Sequin Assortment for lots of fun colors.

To finish off the card I stamped the lemon using Daffodil Delight ink and the leaf in Lemon Lime Twist before punching them out with the coordinating Lemon Builder Punch and attached it with dimensionals.  I used some Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine to make a double bow to balance out the card.

The bright colors and sparkly sequins are sure to brighten someone's special day and I stamped a cheeky citrus saying for the inside (also from the stamp set) at add to the fun.  The other design team members are sharing some great shaker cards so go check them out for inspiration and we would love for you to play along with us and share what you create.

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Friday, February 16, 2018

SSINKspiration Winter Blues: Lovely as a Tree

Happy FriYAY!!  What a crazy, fun week with Valentine's and my son's birthday we've been in full on celebration mode.  Today the SSINKspiration designers are taking on the "winter blues" and as it was an unusual 75 degrees here yesterday I was definitely not feeling blue about the weather so I decided to take inspiration from the blue colors and make a card for all these winter birthdays we have.

I started with Pool Party cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Island Indigo cardstock as a mat for my Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (I used the Pool Party pattern that reminds me of snow falling).  I wrapped a piece of Island Indigo 1/4" Ombre Ribbon around the cardfront before attaching it to the cardbase and then tied a bow.  Where has this ombre ribbon been all year, I bought this color in my first order last year but this was my first time using it, and oh my is it beautiful!


For the stamped image I used the classic Lovely as a Tree stamp set and used Pool Party ink and then sponged Island Indigo ink randomly on the stamp before stamping on Whisper White cardstock to add to another element of that ombre feel.  I used the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the piece out and then sponged around the edge in Island Indigo ink before attaching it to the cardfront with dimensionals.

The final touch was to add the greeting, and for this I used the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and stamped in Island Indigo ink on Pool Party cardstock before punching it out with the Classic Label Punch and attaching it with dimensionals as well.

This card definitely has the "blue feel" to it but there is nothing sad and is perfect to wish someone happy birthday.  The other members of the design team are sharing some great cards using this same theme so make sure to go check them out.

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Have a great weekend!

Diana
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