Friday, August 31, 2018

Life begins after Coffee featuring The Stamps of Life

 Hi there!

I created this card for the Coffee Break Cardmaking Bundle featured over at HSN.

I started by cutting my A2 card base from Ocean and added on a piece of Gingersnap. I trimmed 2 pieces of YAY patterned paper that is included in the bundle and left room for the large Coffee sentiment

The coffee was cut from Gingersnap and I inked over the paper some to give a little extra detail. This was mounted onto Chocolate card stock and mounted with Adhesive Foam.

I stamped and mounted the smaller sentiment on Ocean and Gingersnap. I added seam binding and a small coffee cup stamped onto Banana. 
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

You are my sunshine featuring The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Stephanie Barnard from The Stamps of Life recently made her debut on HSN and I had the privilege of getting to design a card for her line!

This card features the Sunshine stamp and dies as well as the Watercolor markers and stamps try me kit.

I stamped my flower images using the Black Archival ink, die cut them out and colored with markers.

The A2 card base is Ocean, layered with Strawberry and two sheets from the HSN Patterned paper 4 pad pack.

I stamped the large sentiment with Banana ink.

I added some pearls and Ocean seam binding.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fall Felt Banner featuring The Stamps of Life

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This felt banner features the new Newport Uppercase Alphabet die set from The Stamps of Life.

I started this project by cutting out the banner from ArtichokeBanana and Chocolate card stock. These large banner dies make this a cinch and you are able to add your twine or ribbon at the top of the largest one.

Next, I die cut the Apple from Artichoke  and Cranberry felt.  I then ran the Cranberry through again with the letters from the Newport Uppercase Alphabet set to make Fall. I added another Powdered Sugar apple behind the Cranberry to make the letter stand out.

I glued on a single Artichoke felt leaf and while the apples were drying, I sponged the edges of card stock with the  blender4ink tool.

I ran a piece of Cranberry Gingham ribbon through the top.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Great Fall Day featuring The Stamps of Life

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Today's card is all about Fall! I live in GA so it will be quite some time before we have real fall weather, but as soon as school starts I begin to think about it daily!!!

This card began with an A2 Artichoke card base. I layered on Cranberry and a piece of patterned Dotted Rectangle.

I cut one more smaller rectangle from Banana. I started cutting leaves from the apple die set in Artichoke, Cranberry and Tangerine. I added them around the card like they were swirling. I cut the word Fall using the Newport Uppercase dies

I used this month's Card kit "Great Day" die and separated them so I could spell Great Fall day. 

The final touches were the wooden barn, a puffy apple and tangerine twine.

I stamped the inside of the card with a stamp also included in this month's Card club kit. 

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Happy Birthday Mom featuring The Stamps of Life

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Today's card features the new Newport Alphabet Uppercase die set from The Stamps of Life.

I began this card by die cutting the A2 card base and patterned paper using Sizzix Greetings Scalloped Edge Drop Ins.

I then die cut the Hot Air Balloon from patterned paper, Strawberry and Powdered Sugar and popped it up with Adhesive Foam

I cut two dotted rectangles and stamped Happy Birthday on one of them. Next, I cut the word MOM from the Newport Uppercase dies and adhered to the other rectangle. 

Tip - I highly recommend adding an Adhesive Sheet to your paper before cutting. It makes gluing these letters together so quick and easy!! 

For a finishing touch, I added three small cream colored pearls to the basket.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Farmanimals Box Card featuring The Stamps of Life

 Hi there!

Today I am sharing a Box Card featuring Farmanimals2stamp and MoreFarmAnimals2stamp.

The box was cut twice from Sky. I cut the patterned paper and adhered on the panels. This is a bit of a sneak peek! This paper will be included in the August Card Kit.

I colored the animals and added them and Grass cut from Green Apple inside.

I added lot of embellishments - paper flowers, a heart, ribbon, twine and the wooden barn!! All of this is also included in the card kit. 

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek and box full of animals!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Happy Birthday featuring MoreFarmanimals from The Stamps of Life

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Today's card features More Farmanimals2stamp and Words4Farm:

I stamped and cut the cow and colored the image. Next, I die cut grass from Kiwi and stamped the sentiment with Licorice Archival ink.

I cut the Ocean Dotted Oval and layered it onto patterned paper and an A2 Candy card base.

I assembled my scene using Adhesive Foam for dimension and tucked the cow into the grass. I decided she needed a little more so I stamped some Balloons and tied them onto her tail!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

HBD from the Herd featuring The Stamps of Life

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Earlier this month, Farmanimals2stamp was released from The Stamps of Life.

Today, the companion sets arrive on the farm! 

Here is a card featuring Morefarmanimals2stamp and Words4farm.

I did some masking on this card.  I stamped each animal on a sticky note and cut around it leaving the image only. I began by stamping the cow and then adding the sticky note on top so I could stamp the pig. I continued this process so I could have the whole herd on the card in one layer! 

I used colored pencils and layered this onto piece of Blueberry. This went onto a piece of patterned paper and the last step was adding it to an A2 Sky card base.

I stamped the sentiments onto Lemonade and Strawberry using Licorice ink. I popped these up with Adhesive Foam and tied on some gingham ribbon.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hello There featuring Teacher mouse2stamp

 Hi there!

Today's card features the Teacher Mouse2stamp dies:

I began by die cutting the mouse and his shadow from Chocolate and Gingersnap card stock. I added Candy ears and a nose. I layered him onto a piece of patterned paper. But there is a fun surprise under the paper. 

See the flap?

Let's look under! 

How fun is that? I used one of the flaps from the bookmark dies to cut this and then stamped the sentiment. 

I tied on some Kiwi twine, stamped hello there and added midnight seam binding. Several of these items came from the July Card kit.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Hey Chickie featuring FarmAnimals2stamp from The Stamps of Life

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Today I am sharing a farm inspired card - featuring the new Barn fold it from The Stamps of Life.

Like all the fold-it cards in Stephanie's line, the possibilities are truly endless. You can change the colors, add patterned paper and embellishments and each card would be different. 

I die cut the card base from Chocolate and then cut a piece of Banana patterned paper and Strawberry. I did some paper piecing and stamped "Hey Chickie" with Licorice Archival for my window. 

I added my chicken, some twine and an acorn. I love the expression on his face!

I added the sentiment inside:

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Happy Ann-Neigh-Versary from The Stamps of Life

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Today's card features the new club set, Farmanimals2stamp:

I used one of the Bookmark dies to cut the patterned paper. I layered these onto an A2 Midnight card base.

I stamped, colored and die cut the Horse and popped him up with Adhesive Foam. I die cut the Dotted Ovals from Kiwi and Banana. The sentiment was stamped with Licorice Archival. I added Kiwi Seam binding and few white epoxy dots.

My sweet husband reminded me that our 22nd anniversary is tomorrow so I am so happy to give this card to him!!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Farm Animals2stamp from The Stamps of Life

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Today is August 1 and new release day at The Stamps of Life! This month's Club set is Farmanimals2stamp.

This stamp set features adorable animals and sentiments. I began this card by cutting an A2 card base from Green Apple. I stamped on Ocean card stock a random pattern of the little chicken using Ocean ink

Then I stamped and die cut the bandages. I popped up the hearts on each one and then popped them onto the card using Adhesive Foam

The sentiment was stamped and layered on top. Isn't this chicken adorable?

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