May 21, 2018

Merry Monday Challenge #291!



Welcome to a new challenge week at Merry Monday Challenge! This week our hostess is Kelly and we all added Candy Canes, Cookies or Sweets on our projects. My cards uses Candy Canes:




I used two retired stamp sets for my card. The Scentsational Season and the Musical Season. I also grabbed some retired designer vellum paper for my background. All of the squares were cut with punches and layered:



I decided to add three candy canes in the center and some color-coordinated enamel shapes in the background once my card was all assembled. Doesn't the Mini Tinsel Trim bow complete my card nicely?

Thanks so much for visiting me today and please visit Merry Monday Challenge to view all of the projects by my teammates!






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May 20, 2018

The Impossible Card Fold & Video!

Good Morning and welcome to the Impossible Card Fold. This card fold has been the rage these past few weeks. I've seen so many in blogland and Facebook that I had to give it a try. Here are a few photo's that show you different angles:



I used the new Rooted In Nature stamp set that will be available on June 1st. The photo below shows you how the card folds flat. You see two samples because I created this card on a Facebook Live Video.




And this is the back side:



Then you twist one side to flip the card to look like this:



Close-up photos of the sentiment on the front:



Once you flip the card open, a little easel pops up like this:


 


Want to learn how to make one of these cards? Here's my Facebook Live Video that you can watch. If your electronic device does not allow you to click on the video, I have also added a clickable link below the video for you:




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May 19, 2018

Control Freaks May Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to the month of May Control Freaks Blog Hop! Our theme this month is "New Catalog Sneak Peeks". The new 2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog will be live on June 1st. You may have arrived here to my blog first or you may have arrived from LeeAnn Greff's blog. Either way, I'll send you to the next person at the end of my post.


I am featuring a new stamp set called Enjoy Life. I just love all of the silhouette images in this stamp set. I've created two cards for you:



For the first card, I actually used an idea from a sample in our new catalog. Do you do that sometimes? I always case a few cards from the catalog when I first lay my hands on it. The background uses inks and an Aqua Painter:



Here is a listing of my layers:
  • Card Base: Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score at 4-1/4" and fold. Stamp the flower image repeatedly at the bottom using Flirty Flamingo Ink.
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 4-1/4" x 3-1/2". Use an Aqua Painter to add Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo Inks for the sky. Stamp the grassy border and flowers at the bottom using Memento Black Ink. Stamp the person image using Memento Ink. Glue to card front about 1" from the left. 
  • Banners: Create 3 banners using Daffodil Delight Cardstock 3-1/4" x 1-1/2", Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 3-1/4" x 1" and Whisper White Cardstock 3" x 1-3/4". Stamp the sentiment on the white banner using Flirty Flamingo Ink. The white banner is glued in place using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Bling: Add a few Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in the background

Card #2:



For the second card, I used the Brusho Crystal Colours on Glossy Paper to create a beautiful sky and then stamped all the images in black once my layer was dry. You do have to let the Brusho dry a little bit longer then cardstock.



Layers for card:
  • Card Base:Night Of Navy Cardstock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score and fold at 4-1/4".
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Emboss using the Stripes Embossing Folder. Glue to card front.
  • Layer #3: Night Of Navy Cardstock 4-1/2" x 3-1/4". Glue to card front.
  • Layer #4: Glossy Paper 4-1/4" x 3". Sprinkle the blue Brusho Crystal Colours and spritz with water. Allow to dry. Stamp the grassy border and flowers at the bottom using Memento Black Ink. Stamp the biker, sentiment and butterflies also. Glue to card front.
  • Bling: Add a few Faceted Dots over the flowers.
I'm so glad you stopped in to visit today. I will now send you over to visit my teammate Cindy Elam. I just know she'll have some awesome projects to show you!

https://www.heartsdelightcards.com/2018/05/controlfreaksmay2018.html

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!



Welcome to a Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. Our team is creating projects using our "Favorite New Product" from the upcoming 2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. My choice for today is the Sitting Pretty stamp set & coordinating Pretty Park Dies. I love the stamp image with the bench and there's also another bench you can cut with dies. I love them both and am featuring the stamped bench for today's card:


I created a little scenery for you and did something a little different that I'll explain a little later. As you can see, the dies cut my bench, the puppy dog and the spider plant. I also added a die-cut heart in the center of the bench:


You'll notice that I also stamped some pavers on the ground. No, there isn't a paver stamp so I created my own. I used one glue dot on the back of the die and stuck it to a clear block to make my own stamp. Haha, bingo, it worked! I inked the bumps on the die with ink and stamped on the cardstock. Clever huh? This is what my new stamp looks like glued to the block:


Now I'll list all of my layers so you can create a card just like this one:

  • Card Base: Cajun Craze Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold at 5-1/2". 
  • Layer #2: Pool Party Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Stamp the spider plant image repeatedly, some without re-inking along the center of the cardstock with Garden Green Ink. Set aside.
  • Layer #3: Use a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock that measures 4" wide to stamp the pavers on using Basic Gray Ink. I used a Stampin' Pierce Mat under my cardstock layer. Hand-cut the top to the shape of the stamped image. Glue to card front below the spider plants. Glue the layer to card front.
  • Stamped Images: Stamp all three images using Smoky Slate Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the detail for the dog using Crumb Cake Ink. Stamp the detail for the plant using Garden Green and Cajun Craze Ink. Cut all 3 image using th dies. Glue the plant to card front flat. Glue the bench and dog in place using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Heart: Cut out one heart using the die and Cajun Craze Cardstock. Glue to the bench.
  • Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment at the top left using Cajun Craze Ink.

Now you can follow the rest of the Saturday Blog Hop
by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa:


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http://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/


May 18, 2018

Delightful Daisy Pocket Card Fold & Video!




I'm so excited that the Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight stamp set are returning favorites in our new 2018 Annual Catalog. Although the designer paper will retire and is now actually sold out for good, I'm sure there will be plenty of other designer papers to pick from.

I created these two Pocket Card Folds using all three products:



I stamped and punched two of the daisy image and glued them on top of each other for a pretty layered flower:




Did you notice the colored ribbon on both projects? I colored white ribbon using my Stampin' Blends Markers so I would have coordinating ribbon!



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May 17, 2018

3D Thursday & Free Project Sheet!



Hello and welcome to 3D Thursday. This week it's my turn to create a project for our 3D Thursday team. With schools being close to summer vacation time, I thought a Teacher Appreciation set would be perfect for this week. All you need is a little bit of cardstock, one Hershey Kiss and one package of Rolo's to create this set:



The Pencil Card slides opens so you can either add a message or a gift card for the teacher:




Here are some more photos for you:



And our team always includes a FREE Project Sheet each week so you can create our projects yourself. You can click the link below the sheet to print and use:






Supplies you will need:

One package or Rolo's candy and one Hershey Kiss


I have two posts today so make sure you scroll down to view my other post!






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Side Flap Card Fold & Video!




I am so sad that the True Gentleman Designer Paper is now gone, even before the May 31st retirement date. You all loved this designer paper so much that it sold out completely!


My card for today is a Side Flap Fold that I created a few weeks ago using this designer paper. Below is a photo of what the card looks like when fully opened:



I have two cards in my photo because I created the 2nd card in a live Facebook video. If you are on Facebook and haven't found me yet, you can "like" and "follow" my Facebook page here:




You can view more photos of my project and the link to the video is listed below.





You can now view my video below. If your electronic device does not allow  you to click on the video, I have also include a clickable link below the video:




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