Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Much Appreciated


Kraft Paper, Dapper Denim, Craft White Ink
Kraft Paper, Elegant Eggplant Ink

The other day when I sat down to film a video of the previous Helping Me Grow Card, I really enjoyed watercoloring the image so much that I was inspired to create these cards.  I am in love white embossed flowers on the Kraft paper and I Love it with this stamp set.  I decided to make these into thank you cards but these could be used for birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc.  I am not sure why I grabbed the purples - Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder because purple is not my favorite but I love the contrast.   I may sit back down and play with some more colors and this technique but I had to share these.
Kraft Paper, Wisteria Wonder & White Craft Ink
I did try the White Embossed image on the Shimmer Paper but I think my favorite is on the Kraft Paper but I do like the softness of the white outlined flower on white cardstock.
Shimmer White Cardstock, Island Indigo Ink

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Karen

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bonus Days Starts Today!



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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Detailed Floral Thinlits and In-Colors



I have been wanting to play with the Detailed Floral Thinlits since I got them but just had the time to make a few cards.  I love this framelit, it makes such a beautiful easy card.  I know I have not done anything differently than what I have seen but I added a few touches.

  • After I cut out the Detailed Floral with the Very Vanilla Paper I colored the cutout with the Wink of Stellar - Clear pen to make sure it sparkled.  
  • I also used the Foam Strips (I had to cut a few very small to pop it up off the front).  
  • The window sheet insert for the front card flap.  
I had to used some of my favorite colors - Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, and Mint Macaron.  I used the Very Vanilla because I wanted to use the New - Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim.

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Karen





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Friday, June 24, 2016

Undersea Gel Card



This is the card I wanted to make as soon as I saw this stamp set in the new catalog.   I saw the underwater card using gel years ago and thought it was cool but of course never made one.  When I was at our local store I saw this off brand hair gel that had a blue hue and I thought it was prefect for this card.  

Whoever gets this card, I am sure won't stop touching the water part, it is pretty cool.  I am not sure how it will mail but maybe I will have to test it.  

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Karen    





These are the bags I used Cousin Bagettes Heavy Duty Reclosable Bags, 175/Pkg, Clear 3-Inch by 5-Inch - http://amzn.to/2amrUnr  



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Seaside Shaker Card



Here's a few shaker cards I made a couple of weeks ago using the new Laying Square Framelits, Seaside Stamp Set and the By the Shore DSP.  My grandmother passed away on June 3rd, she was on my mind when I made these cards.  I always think of the beach, fabric and Chocolate Ice Cream when I think of her.  Whenever we visited her in the summer it was always the beach, the fabric store and eating all the Chocolate Ice Cream we wanted (I think she believe that was the only kind to eat and well I do agree).  Love you Grandma!  

I used my Fringe Scissors and a scrap of Crumb Cake and added a little gold glitter for the shaker part.  

The fish were cut out using my Scan and Cut.   

Thanks for stopping by and letting me know what you think!
Karen

Seaside Shaker Card



Here's a few shaker cards I made a couple of weeks ago using the new Laying Square Framelits, Seaside Stamp Set and the By the Shore DSP.  My grandmother passed away on June 3rd, she was on my mind when I made these cards.  I always think of the beach, fabric and Chocolate Ice Cream when I think of her.  Whenever we visited her in the summer it was always the beach, the fabric store and eating all the Chocolate Ice Cream we wanted (I think she believe that was the only kind to eat and well I do agree).  Love you Grandma!  

I used my Fringe Scissors and a scrap of Crumb Cake and added a little gold glitter for the shaker part.  

The fish were cut out using my Scan and Cut.   

Thanks for stopping by and letting me know what you think!
Karen

Monday, June 20, 2016

Kraft & Glassine Bag Gift Card Holder


Here's some Gift Card Holders I made using the Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags #138315 and the Glassine Gift Bags #141700 (page 176).  I also used the New By The Shore Designer Series Paper #141640 and Seaside Shore Stamp Set #141625.  I LOVE the colors in this Designer Series Paper.  I had to make a few end of the year gifts for teachers and bus drivers.  I also needed one for a birthday, these are so easy to make and love that they fit inside a envelope.  I made a lot of these at Christmas time and got the idea from Patty Bennett. -http://www.pattystamps.com/pattys_stamping_spot/2015/09/kraft-paper-bag-gift-card-holder-founders-circle-swap-by-patty-bennett.html





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Karen

Helping me grow and New Incolors

Dapper Denim, So Saffron Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake

I was very happy to see that the Helping Me Grow stamp set made it into the New Annual Catalog.  It was a set I purchased with my goodies from the occasional catalog but was not able to play.  I thought it was a fun set to play with the new in-colors.  I made these cards more than a month ago, it just took me awhile to upload them, sorry about that.  

My favorite new in color is the Dapper Denim, Sugar Plum and Emerald Envy (which I did not play with).  I was very excited about the Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo but they are brighter than I would like but I am sure they will grow on me.  

I tried a new technique with water coloring these cards.  I used my re-inkers and Whisper White Shimmer Paper.  I have been reading about it lately but really wanted to try it.  I highly recommend you heat emboss the flower image before you watercolor.  I think it works a lot easier.  The only card I heat emboss was Sugar Plum Card and it was a lot easier to watercolor and really made the colors pop.  

I also took scissor to my Flower Image and separated the flowers to make it easier to create this card.    

Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso
Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Old Olive,and Crumb Cake

Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Sahara Sand

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Karen


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Retired List 2016


It is that time of year again, when we say goodbye to some great products.

You can view the PDF Here.

If you wish to view them in the Online Store you can here.  

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Karen

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Field of Flowers


I know, I am a little late in the game playing with the SAB Field of Flowers Stamp Set but I wanted to make a few cards with this set before I pack it away.  I know you can't get this set anymore but this card is for my customers that have the set and want some samples.  When I was done with this card, I had to giggle because I started out wanting to make a simple one layer card.  Well one layer led to another layer and before you knew it I had these cards. 
I started with a layer of Sahara Sand Paper and stamped the flowers images using the Versa Mark Ink and heat set with White Embossing Powder.  I used my Stampin Write Markers (Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and So Saffron to color the flowers.    I used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch to round the edges of the Sahara Sand piece of paper. 

The 1st card uses Soft Sky Ribbon and Layer of Soft Sky Cardstock.  The 2nd card uses the Blushing Bride Ribbon and Layer of Blushing Bride Cardstock.  I like the softness of this card with the Soft Subtles, White Embossing and Sahara Sand Cardstock.   



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Thanks,
Karen