Sunday, July 26, 2015

So many looks with the Bohemian DSP!

Wow, this week has flown by and the weekend was no exception!  Work has been a bit hectic so my crafting time has been curtailed a bit this week.  This weekend I have spent the majority of my time working with our apple trees and making delicious apple butter.....still in progress.  It seems this project will spill into the coming week, but will be delicious this winter.  

I wanted to share a couple of recent cards I made that I hope brighten your day.  It certainly makes made me smile when created them.  Both of these cards use the Stampin' Up Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set, Bohemian DSP with coordinating card stock colors.

The first card uses the Bermuda Bay card stock with a Rich Razzleberry front that has been embossed using the Arrows embossing folder.  The Bohemian DSP has been fussy cut to accent the pattern of the papers.  I used the Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry inks for the Kinda of Eclectic images used for the face of the card.  I love the Lots of Labels Framelits set from the new catalog!

My second card uses the Dijon Delight card stock with the Bohemian DSP background, with accents of Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay.  I stamped the butterfly images in Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon and Tip Top Taupe.  

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Swallowtail Butterfly - The Paper Players Color Challenge #253

Good morning everyone!  It is has been a while since I had made a card using my heat embossing tool, so I figured I would drag it out for the Paper Players color challenge this week.  I love the subtle butterfly image against the Sahara Sand card stock.  I love the Stampin' Up Swallowtail stamp.  I hope you will view some of my other card creations.  If you need any assistance with Stampin' Up productions, I would be happy to assist you!  Happy Stampin'!

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

What is black, white and red all over! This card... :) - CYCI #78

This morning's card was created for this weeks challenge from Can You Case It.  This weeks challenge is a color challenge - black, white and your choice.  My choice was red.  I used several different Stampin' Up sets to create the final image and sentiment.  I hope you enjoy my card and take the time to visit some of my other posts.  If you have any Stampin' Up needs, I will be happy to assist you.  Happy Stampin'!


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Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Dozen Thoughts - Happy Together

Happy Saturday everyone!  I am a bit late to the party this week, but here is my submission for this week's MOJO Monday (MOJO 405) challenge.  I love the color combination.  For this card, I used the Stampin' Up Fresh Prints DSP paper stack along with the Real Red, Whisper White, Black and Basic Gray card stock.  I love the addition of the two puffy hearts.  I hope you enjoy my card and encourage you to join in the MOJO Monday challenges.  Happy Stampin'!

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

OSAT Blog Hop Christmas in July

Happy Thursday everyone!  Welcome to this month's One Stamp at a Time (OSAT) Blog Hop.  I was very excited to participate in last month's hop.  This month's blog theme is "Christmas in July".  I know that you have already seen some great cards and projects from our other blog hop participants, and I hope that you will visit all of the creative individuals' blogs for more inspiration.

This month I created several 3 x 3 cards to coordinate with my project, which is a box to house the cards.  This would be a perfect gift for co-worker's, teachers or even as items to sell at upcoming craft shows.  The card box holds several cards, but for this challenge I made three different cards as examples.

The first card uses Stampin' Up's  Festival of Tree's Photopolymer stamp set with the matching Tree punch. I layered the background trees by stamping off a couple of images to give the card the lighter shaded trees.  For the final tree, I stamped on a separate piece of Whisper White and used the dotted image to add the red accents for the tree decorations.  I raised the image with Stampin' Up Dimensionals.  For a bit of shimmer I dotted clear Dazzling Details on the red tree decorations, background trees and on the Whisper White to represent falling snow. 

The second card uses the Stampin' Up Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer stamp set along with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  I love the way this set layers the colors and berries.  I stamped the sentiment separately and fussy cut in order to place in the lower right corner.  The card stock was embossed with the new Elegant Dots embossing folder.  The wreath was accented with 1/8" silver ribbon.  I coordinated all the cards and gift box by using Whisper White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive card stock and inks.

For the last card I used a Whisper White card base and the Stampin' Up Dotty Angles stamp in Real Red.  Accent pieces were added by using the Decorative Label and the large Oval Punch, with a touch of gold metallic thread.  The sentiment was stamped on a separate piece of whisper white.  I then divided the sentiment and added the banner edges by using the 1" square punch.

For the project portion of the challenge, I made a matching gift box to store the 3x3 card sets.  I used a tutorial from Pootles, which I have listed below.

As with the other projects, I used the Dotty Angles Stamp Set and the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set.
After using the framelits to complete the wreath, I used the silver ribbon to accent the box.

I hope you have enjoyed this month's card/project challenge.  Up next is Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher's awesome inspirations. Take a moment to visit all the other wonderful creations from the hoppers listed below.  Happy Stampin'!

You are Here: Kim Smith --
Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher --
Tina Rackley Riddle --
Andrea Tracy-Tucker --
Andrea Pancrazio --
Debra Vance --
Wynne Grob --
AJ Bodine --
Megan Thompson --
Holly Stene --
Martie Pollard --
Ginger Pelfrey --
Diane Squires -- 
Marisa Gunn --
Lori Mueller --
James Weber --

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Everyone - Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack

Hello everyone!  Today's card puts me in a bright and cheery mood and I hope it does the same for you!  I used the Stampin' Up hostess set - Happy Birthday, Everyone along with the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love the new Watermelon Wonder in color.  I hope this card made you smile and if it is your birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Happy Stampin'!

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Zoo Babies! SSIC #26

On a Roll!  Happy Monday.....again!  Since I had extra days to the weekend, of course I created more cards!  I had not yet used my Zoo Babies Stampin' Up set, so I cracked it open to create this card for the Simply Stamp It challenge SSIC #26.  I thought the color selections for this challenge blended very well with the animals in this set.  I hope you enjoy my card and Happy Stampin'!

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Awesomely Artistic! CYCI#77 and PP252

Hello everyone!  Today's creation is using the new Stampin' Up Awesomely Artistic stamp set.  I used this set for two separate challenges - Can you Case It CYCI#77 and The Paper Players Challenge #252.  I love the dragonfly!  I think that the Blackberry Bliss and the Lost Lagoon compliment each other perfectly.  I hope you enjoy my card!  Happy Stampin'!


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CYCI#76 In Color Challenge - Watercolor Wings

Happy Hump Day!  Today's cards are made for the Can You Case CYCI#76 In Color Challenge.  I really like the new in colors.  This set helps to blend them perfectly within the butterflies!  I hope you enjoy my submissions.  Happy Stampin!


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