Thursday, July 30, 2015

WORLD MAP personalized

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Colorado family is in town for a visit.  What a delight when one of my grandsons asks if he and I can make a card.  He looked through all my stamps, selecting the one he especially wanted to use, along with ink and card stock colors. We discussed layout and design. He listened carefully and learned how to use the Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, and Big Shot with framelits, as well as inks, stamps, sponges, bone folder, and adhesive options.  This is the card he lovingly crafted for his parents.  Great job, Brett!

stamp:  World Map
card stock:  Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate
ink:  Smoky Slate
tools, etc:  Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bloomin' Marvelous masked

Using the masking technique makes this cute card quick and easy. (Message me for directions if you are not sure how it was done on this card).

Multiple stampings of flowers and leaves and using only 2 colors give this card a coordinated look.  A little bit of ribbon gives is a finishing touch.

No bling yet, but I am thinking that Dazzling Details in the center of each flower would do the trick.

Until the next time,  stamp happy!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lotus Blossom Off the Grid

I love this color combo:   Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, and Tangerine Tango. It's elegant yet fresh.

Circles Framelits and my Big Shot make layering perfectly cut circles a snap.

Combining circles and rectangles keeps the layout interesting.

The spattered dots on the front image as well as the 2 pieces of Designer Series paper give a sense of unity.

The "stamped-off" grid pattern lends a sense of depth, as does adhering the Tangerine circle with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Keep stampin' happy!

Friday, July 10, 2015


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With your Big Shot and the Butterfly framelits, this card is a snap.  Die cut the butterfly out of your favorite Designer Series Paper; adhere to Basic Black card stock. (I recommend Two-Way Glue for this job.) Using Whisper White craft ink, stamp the greeting from Sassy  Salutations and sponge around the outer edge of the card. Done.

Just how easy is that! 
What other color combinations would you use?

RED, WHITE and BLUE thank you

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Friends invited us to their 4th of July celebration cookout, complete with kids and fireworks.  We had a blast!  To thank them I create this card.  She loved the clean and simple style; I loved how easy it was to

card stock:  Pacific Point,  Real Red, Whisper White
tools:  Stars Framelits, Greetings Thinlits, Big Shot, Medium Star punch, Itty Bitty 
           Accents Punch Pack
bling:  Silver Glimmer Paper

Trish's hint:  Make the big star really pop out by mounting it with Stampin' Dimensionals.