Color Blocking Card

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone is having a nice summer so far!  In Upstate New York, we’re having glorious weather and so far having a great summer!

For today’s card, I got my inspiration from challenges over at CAS(E) this Sketch and Paper Pals Arts.

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I started with a base color of Sahara Sand and then layered it with Island Indigo, Whisper White, and Sweet Sugarplum.

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Next I took one of the flowers from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and stamped it in the corresponding color that it overlapped (Island Indigo over Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum over Sweet Sugarplum).

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I then heat embossed in white the sentiment from the Suite Sayings and adhered some Island Indigo Baker’s Twine and Silver Sequins around the top.  When adhering the color panels to the Sahara Sand, I used dimensionals to give the Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum a lift.

Enjoy!

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Flourish Thinlits Celebrate Card

For today’s card share, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches  layout challenge.

FMS Final 245-001For my take on the sketch, I started with a base of Night of Navy.  I then layered a pattern from the Affectionately Yours DSP over some Sahara Sand.  I then placed some Night of Navy ribbon across the top-ish (yes, that’s a technical term) of the card to act as the “divide.”  Next I cut a 1/2″ Sahara Sand strip of cardstock and 1/4″ Night of Navy strip of cardstock and layered them over some Mint Macaron cardstock to be my rectangular focus (yes, another technical term).

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Next I cut out three stems/leaves from the Flourish Thinlits again going with the color scheme of Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, and Mint Macaron and layered them to the right of the card.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment “Celebrate” from the Thoughtful Banners in Night of Navy over Sahara Sand and cut it out with the coordinating Duet Banner Punch included in the bundle.

Enjoy!

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Floral Layering

For today’s card share I wanted to play around with some layering and a simple color pallet.

I started off with a base color of Perfect Plum.  I then dry embossed another piece of Perfect Plum using the Petal Burst embossing folder and layered that over some Whisper White and then over some Rich Razzleberry.

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I then used the Penned & Painted stamp set and stamped a few flowers on some Whisper White in Rich Razzleberry (stamping off for the lighter shade) and layered it over some Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

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The sentiment comes from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and was stamped in Rich Razzleberry with some stamped off images of the Penned & Painted flowers in the background.  Behind the sentiment I added some loops of Silver Metallic Thread to finish the card.

Enjoy!

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Global Design Project CASE

This weeks’ challenge over at Global Design Project is to  CASE a designer.  I normally shy away from these challenges, but I was inspired by the CASEd card.  So here we go…

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What inspired me about the original card was the artistic touch behind the butterfly and the simple color scheme.

So for my card I started with a base of Crumb Cake layered with some Whisper White.  I then took the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and stamped the different elements in Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, and Soft Suede.

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I then cut out the biggest butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlit dies in Real Red and adhered it to the card for a pop of color.

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For my sentiment, I stamped a Soft Suede Hello from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set to the corner of the card and finished it off with a few Gold Metallic Sequins.

Enjoy!

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Amy’s Inkin Krew Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Amy’s Inkin Krew Birthday Blog Hop!  If you’re coming from Mary’s blog – Welcome!

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This month we bring you birthday cards!  Of all the cards I send/make, by far birthday cards win!  I make a lot of birthday cards, but I also LOVE to send them!

For today’s card share, I started with a base of Basic Black cardstock.  I then cut out a circle with copy paper and put it in the middle of the card.  I stamped Versamark using the Falling Flowers Stamp Set in a variety of flowers all around the circle.  I removed the paper circle and spread white heat emboss powder over the flowers and heated them to emboss them.

Falling Flowers - Stamp It Up With JaimieFor the sentiment, I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Better Together Stamp Set in Basic Black and cut it out with the Layering Circles.  I then used the Layering Circles to cut to out another thin circle of Bermuda Bay to go around the Whisper White.  I stamped some extra stamps and leaves in Bermuda Bay and cut them out with the framelits in the Falling Flowers Bundle.

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Now the great thing about embellishments is that they can be used to cover up mistakes.  I originally planned for no ribbon.  However, I must not have stamped one of the flowers well enough in Versamark because it didn’t heat emboss completely.  No problem – I just added the white ribbon to cover over it.  Because the white ribbon was a little more formal than I liked – I added a Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine bow over it.

Enjoy!

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Confetti Celebration Mojo Monday

Happy Monday!  Today’s card layout was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday challenge.

mojo456My card base is Marina Mist and I layered it with some Whisper White and Basic Gray which was dry embossed in the Softly Falling embossing folder.

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I then cut out two circles from the Layering Circles framelits (one in Night of Navy and one in Whisper White).  On the Whisper White, I first stamped some balloons in Pool Party (stamping off first) and then stamped the sentiment Let’s Celebrate from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set in Night of Navy.

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To finish it off, I added a few Night of Navy stars from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set to two of the corners and stamped “It’s Your Day” in Night of Navy on some Whisper White, cut the one end to be a banner, and adhered it towards to the bottom of the card.

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Sunshine Sayings Lovin’

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For this month’s Make and Take Party, I used the Sunshine Sayings Bundle and this was one of the cards we made.  I like to keep party cards simple and easy, but that doesn’t have to be boring.  This card is very easy to make, but with a few different laying components.

I started with a base of Thick Whisper White and layered it with a pattern from the By The Shore DSP.  I then took a strip of Blushing Bride and layered it over the DSP and cut a piece of Doily to layer over the right of it.

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I then cut a strip of Mint Macaron and put a strip of Blushing Bride Ribbon at the top of it.  I cut a little butterfly (or is it a flower?) and thread a piece of linen thread behind the ribbon and through the butterfly wings and made a bow out of it.

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I then took the framelits from the Sunshine Sayings Bundle and cut out a “love” and “hope” to place over the Mint Macaron.  I then stamped the “& Hugs” in Mint Macaron and placed it to finish off the sentiment.

Enjoy!

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By The Shore Birthday

Today I bring you a card on a personal note.

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You may think – By The Shore DSP for a kid’s 10th birthday card?  And I would answer – It’s perfect.  My oldest daughter is turning 10 and in the summer she loves to swim – Pools, lakes, ocean, you name it and because of it – I always call her my fish.  So for her card this year, I thought this DSP paper was perfect!

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To start off, I used the Very Vanilla cardstock and layered it one of the patterns from the By The Shore DSP.  I took two other patterns, mounted them (one over Mint Macaron and the other over Calypso Coral) and wound some Thick Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine three times around the one.

I then layered them over the card to match the challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.

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By The Shore - Stamp It Up With Jaimie - Stampin UpI then cut out the numbers using the Large Numbers Framelits in Very Vanilla and stamped the “Look Who’s Turning” from the Number of Years Stamp Set in Calypso Coral and fussy cut it out.

To finish it off, I fussy cut a few fish from the DSP and scattered them around the card.

Enjoy!

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Sweet Cupcake Birthday

I have to say the Sweet Cupcake Bundle is one of the “yummiest” around and very “sweet” to work with.

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My layout inspiration for today’s card comes from this week’s challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

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For the card, I used Smoky Slate as my base color.  I then used the swirly framelit which is included in the Sweet Cupcake Bundle and cut it out in Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, and Whisper White and adhered them to the Smoky Slate.

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For my tag, I cut out a 2″ strip of Whisper White and cut the end of it with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I then stamped the “Make A” in Bermuda Bay at the top and added the Stitched Smoky Slate Ribbon to the hole in the tag and tied it off with a bow.

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I cut out the banner in Bermuda Bay from the banner included in the bundle.  It’s kind of hard to tell here, but this banner is really neat because it’s 3 dimensional.  The ends folder over.  The “Wish” was cut out in Flirty Flamingo and adhered over the banner.

The top of the cupcake was created using Flirty Flamingo (stamped off once for the lighter shade) and (I believe, forgive me as I made this a few days ago and my memory is the worst) Melon Mambo.  The cupcake holder was created using Bermuda Bay (stamped off once for the lighter shade) and Smoky Slate.  They were cut out using the Bundle’s framelits and adhered at the bottom of the tag.

Enjoy!

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