Country Lane Boxed Card Set

Continuing with our Christmas giftables, tonight I thought we would make a boxed card set featuring the Country Lane DSP. The lovely box was originally designed by Sam of Pootles Papercraft and it is so easy to make. The cards are clean and simple, perfect for writing a quick note. I think you will really like this quick project!

And, here is the video showing just how easy it is to make this set:

Details:

Cardstock cuts – 8″ x 8-1/2″ and 7″ x 4″

DSP cuts – 2 pieces cut 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, 2 pieces cut 5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ and1 piece cut 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.

I hope you enjoy the video and will give this project a try.  You can order the supplies by clicking on the item(s) below which will take you directly to my store!  Thanks for watching!

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Wonderful Moments Baby Card

Wonderful Moments is a very popular set but I haven’t made many cards with it. Well, a friend just became a gramma again so I thought I would use this lovely stamp set to make a congratulations card for her. I think she is going to like it!

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Card cuts:

  • Very Vanilla cardstock – 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Frosted Floral DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

And here is a link to the YouTube video:

I hope you enjoy the card.  Should you need to order any of the supplies used, please click on the link below to be taken right to my store.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!

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Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set and Dies

Happiness Surrounds is the second stamp set from the Snowflake Showcase Suite. I love the floral images in this one, so today we incorporated both the stamps and dies into a lovely, uplifting card.

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And here is the video tutorial:

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  The stamp set and dies are a part of the Snowflake Showcase which will be available for purchase by customers on 11/1/2018.  See you Tuesday night!

 

Thankful

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Time once again for another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew blog hop and this month’s theme is giving thanks.  The Country Home stamp set and Country Lane DSP are perfect for creating a card that is all about being thankful for those special people in your life.

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I wanted to use at least some non-traditional colors, so went with the richness of Blackberry Bliss as the main color.  The card base is a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock that is cut 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″.  That makes it a side-fold card which gave lots of room for the lovely stamped images.  I used a pice of Whisper White measuring 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ for the design panel and stamped as follows:

  • Milk can was stamped using Gray Granite ink and colored in with both the light and dark Smoky Slate Blends.  I then stamped the oval with Tuxedo Black stamped off and then stamped Love in the center with the same ink, again stamped off.
  • The floral cattail and leaves image was stamped in Gray Granite and colored in with Soft Suede dark for the cattails, Blackberry Bliss light and dark for the leaves, Old Olive light and dark for the artichoke, Crumb Cake light for the smaller leaves and Daffodil Delight dark for the berrries.
  • The sentiment was stamped in Blackberry Bliss.

The design panel was then glued to a piace of Blackberry Bliss cardstock measuring 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8′.  I wrapped a length of Braided Linen ribbon beneath the sentiment and secured to the back using Mini Glue Dots.  I then mounteda piece of the beautiful Country Lane DSP which measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ to the front of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The design panel was placed on top of this using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lasty, I added three ofthe silver metallic pearls for accents.

I hope you enjoy the card and will give it a try.  Below is a list of all items used to make it.  Now on with the hop!  Just click on the Next or Previous buttons to see more thankful creations!

    

And here is the list of everyone blogging today – just click on the link next to their name to go to their post:

  1. Julie Johnston – https://wildwingcreations.com/?p=7877
  2. Karen Finkle – https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2018/10/stampin-up-painted-harvest-for-inkin.html
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic – https://creativestampingdesigns.com/?p=328
  4. Jaimie Babarczy – https://stampitupwithjaimie.com/?p=8310
  5. Linda Richenberg -You are here!
  6. Connie Troyer – https://constantlycreating.me/?p=786https://wp.me/p8xvI6-cG
  7. Shirley Gentry – https://stampinwithshirleyg.com/?p=2205
  8. Mary Deatherage – https://stampsnlingers.com/?p=24092
  9. Sue Prather – https://stampwithsueprather.com/?p=2851
  10. Aurora Lopez – https://craftystamperdesigns.com/?p=781
  11. Amy Koenders –https://stampwithamyk.com/?p=46385

 

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A Stylish Christmas Card

You know I love the DistINKtive stamps SU has come out with this year and Stylish Christmas may just be my favorite. Paired with some of the beautiful Joyous Noel DSP, it makes an elegant card perfect for the holidays.

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You can see how it was made in this video:

Hope you enjoyed the video!  If you have any questions about the project, please drop me a comment and I will be happy to help you.  To order any of the supplies, just click on the image below and it will take you to my store with that item already in your cart.

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Spirited Snowmen Gift Card Holder

We had our retreat last weekend and Julie Johnston shared this project with us so just had to make it for y’all!  Gift cards are so popular for holiday gift giving but need a pretty package to go with them. This cute gift card holder is perfect and so easy to make that you can whip them up in no time! And with all the beautiful Christmas DSP we have, the hardest part will be deciding what pattern to use!

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You can view the video tutorial below:

Below is a list of the supplies used.  To purchase any of these just click on the image and it will take you directly to my online shop and place it in your basket.  I would be happy to help you with any questions you may have so don’t hesitate to drop me a comment below.  I really hope you will give this a try!

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Sneak Peek 2018 Holiday Catalog and Spirited Snowman Card

Hi y’all!  Received my second preorder from the Holiday catty and wanted to share the unboxing with you as well as make a card using the new (soon to be available) Spirited Snowman stamp set.  Can I just say I LOVE THIS STAMP SET!!!  It really is versatile and has some awesome sentiments.

Here’s a pic of the finished card:

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Isn’t that couple just too cute for words?  Ready to make them yours?  There’s a list of the supplies and measurements below.  (NOTE:  Some of the supplies won’t be available to customers until next week when the Holiday catalog goes live, so I will update this blog entry with clickable ordering links once they are ready.)

And, here’s a video tutorial for visual learners like me:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Be sure to like and subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Supplies and measurements:

  • Shaded Spruce card stock – 4-1/4″ x 11″ for card base and 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ for mat
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Joyous Noel DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Champagne Foil – 2-3/4″ square
  • Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Whisper White card stock – about a 3″ x 3″ square for die cutting, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for inside and a thin strip for the sentiment.
  • Snowflakes and Stars Wire Elements
  • Spirited Snowmen stamp set
  • Stampin’ Blends – Blackberry Bliss light and dark, Old Olive, light, Smoky Slate light, Flirty Flamingo light and dark
  • Shaded Spruce ink pad
  • Smoky Slate ink pad
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots

Clickable ordering links will be added below when available so check back next week!

 

 

 

 

Petal Promenade Meets First Frost

I just can’t get enough of Petal Promenade DSP and First Frost stamp set together. So, last night’s Facebook Live project was a card that shows off both beautifully!  And we got to use the new Swirls and Curls Dynamic Embossing Folder as well.

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And here’s a look at how it is made:

Supplies used are:

Petal Promenade DSP

First Frost stamp set

Swirls and Curls Textured Dynamic Embossing Folder

Whisper White card stock

Smoky Slate ink pad

Blushing Bride card stock

Silver foil Layering Circles dies

Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon

Card stock cuts:

  • Whisper White 4-1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″ (x 2)
  • Smoky Slate 4 1/16″ x 5-5/16″
  • Blushing Bride 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Silver Foil 1-3/8″ x 5-1/4″

I hope you enjoy the project and will give it a try.  You can order supplies by clicking any of the images below.

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Birthday “Fishes” – For the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Time once again to participate in the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop and this month it’s all about birthdays!  So be sure to hop through the list at the bottom to see lots of great birthday cards.

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I just opened up my box of goodies from the new 2018 catalog and one stamp set in particular just “jumped” out at me – All The Good Things.  Koi are my favorite fish so I knew I would be making a card right away with this stamp set.

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This one went together very quickly as the Koi image and the sentiment I chose are both quite large so not much other stamping needed to be done.  I started with a card base of Rich Razzleberry (standard A2 size of 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″) and topped that with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the gorgeous Nature’s Poem DSP.  Next I cut another piece of the Rich Razzleberry card stock – this time measuring 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ and set it aside.

Then it was time to work on the design panel.  This piece of Whisper White cardstock measures 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″.  I laid this into my Stamparatus as the Koi stamp is quite large and I knew I would be stamping it in two different inks.  I then took the Koi stamp from the All The Good Things stamp set and positioned it on the paper and closed the plate to pick up the stamp.  Now for the fun part!  The Koi stamp has an attached sentiment which is lovely but not what I wanted for this card so I masked the sentiment with tape before doing any inking.  Once that was done I chose two colors of ink, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  Now you don’t need to use two inks but I wanted to see if I could give it a little extra color so it would more closely resemble the Koi I have seen.  I first inked up the stamp with Cajun Craze ink, removed the tape and stamped it on the design panel.  The coverage you get with this stamp is awesome so I didn’t need to go back over it.  Next, I wiped off the stamp,  inked it up this time with the Crushed Curry ink (remembering to mask the sentiment with tape) and stamped it.  This is where the Stamparatus really comes in handy as you know it is going to stamp in exactly the same spot as before.  And you can see some of the Crushed Curry ink on the image giving it more of that two-tone look.

Now that I had my image stamped, it was time for a sentiment.  The one I chose is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  A wonderful Koi fish needed a wonderful sentiment, right?  I inked it up using Rich Razzleberry ink and stamped it to the left of the Koi.  Perfect!!!  I then grabbed the mat I had cut previously and attached it to the back of the design panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, skewing it off kilter for added interest.  This was then attached to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For a few additional design elements, I cut up one of the Pearlized Doilies and affixed with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the bottom left of the design panel and then to the upper right behind the Rich Razzleberry mat.  A few rhinestones and the card was finished!

So be sure to grab the All Things Good stamp set – it really is a lovely one.  Now on to the rest of the hop.  Just click on the Next or Previous buttons below or on any of the links in the below list.  Happy hopping!

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  1. Jaimie Babarczy – https://stampitupwithjaimie.com/?p=7451
  2. Shirley Gentry – http://stampinwithshirleyg.com/can-it-be-your-birthday/
  3. Karen Finkle – https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2018/06/stampin-up-half-full-and-tuscan.html
  4. Julie Johnston – https://wp.me/p8SzmQ-1W2
  5. Mary Deatherage – https://wp.me/p5snyt-5D6
  6. Linda Richenberg – https://wp.me/p8GiKS-sW
  7. Nanette Tracy – http://nanettetracy.com/birthday-bows/
  8. Sue Prather – https://wp.me/p5yitZ-vx
  9. Amy Koenders – https://wp.me/p2SFwf-bm1

 

Easter Bunny is coming and how to design your own DSP with just ink and blocks

It is a grey and gloomy day outside so decided to make another Easter card (made one yesterday as part of our Anything Goes Saturday series) for my other granddaughter who is definitely not a girly girl like her sister.  She loves bright and bold!  I knew the colors i wanted to use but could not find any DSP in my stash that matched them without being floral.  What to do?  Make your own, of course!  So I grabbed my ink pads and my blocks (as well as an aqua painter and plenty of paper towels) and went to town.   All of the instructions are below the pic if you would like to try it.

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The card starts with a base of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock (144245) which I cut to my standard 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  I then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock (100730) and cut it slightly smaller than the card base, 4″ x 5-1/4″  Then it was time to have some fun with it!

I took out the following ink pads – Powder Pink (144084), So Saffron (126957), Wisteria Wonder (126985) and Lemon Lime Twist (144086).  I used a couple of different sizes of our Clear Blocks (B – 117147, E- 118484 and H – 118490) though you can use any size you like.  Next, I took a block and gently “smooshed” it onto an ink pad to coat it with color.  Don’t press hard and don’t worry if it is not completely covered in ink – less is better.  I then stamped the block off onto scratch paper then used an Aqua Painter (103954) with the tip damp and ran it back and forth on the block, creating the stripes.  Once I was happy with its “stripiness” I then stamped it down onto the panel of Whsiper White.  I repeated this using the various blocks and colors until the entire paper was covered.  be sure to overlap areas and run them off the page for an organic look.  No matchy matchy here!  I then set this panel aside to thoroughly dry and moved on to the sentiment panel.

I took another piece of Whisper White (at least 3-1/2″ x 4″ to accommodate the stamping and die cutting).  Using my Stamparatus (if you missed out on the preorder, it will be available in the new catalog – June 2018) I stamped the bunny from Sweet Little Something (Occasions Catalog – 145848).  This is a triple layer stamp, but I only wanted to use one color.  So, I used Wisteria Wonder full strength on the detailed (topmost) image.  I used it again but stamped off for the middle layer and then used it for the base layer by stamping it off twice.  Love how it turned out!

The bunny image was cut out using the largest of the straight edged Layering Squares Framelits (141708).  To frame the image, I then used the largest scalloped edged die from the same set to cut out a piece of the light green Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper (Occasions Catalog – 145601).  The green went really well with the card base.  I angled this behind the focal image and adhered it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).

I then adhered the by now dry DSP to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The matted focal image was added on top of this using Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).  Next, I took a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock that was 1/4″ high and at least 3″ long and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Wisteria Wonder ink.  This was adhered below the focal panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lastly, I added a sprinkling of Enamel Shapes (Subtles – 141679) to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed the card and will give the inky blocks technique a try if you need to make some DSP for a project.  It really was easy and fun.  If you need any supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click the Shop Now button in the upper right of your screen, or you can click here.  Have a great rest of your weekend and see you for the Wednesday Night series!