Wednesday, July 30, 2014

2014 Christmas in July #14

I have Christmas in July card # 14 today, featuring images from the Mama Elephant Winter Wonderland set. I cut a square panel using Spellbinders Nestabilities and stamped the two deer images plus the antlers with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The sentiment was stamped with Simon Says Schoolhouse Red, then the stars with Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink. After stamping the trees directly on the background panel using Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress ink I added a bird cut with a Papertrey Ink In the Meadows Silhouette die and a few Darice sequins as embellishments.

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

2014 Christmas in July #13

I am back with another Christmas in July card, using another Purple Onion Designs stamp from my not yet used box.

I stamped Birch with My Favorite Things ink onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copics and then fussy cut out. I combined him with a sled cut with my Silhouette from the Sled and Sprig set. I cut the "sprig" portion of the set but really couldn't find a way to work it into my design so I will save it for another card. I replaced it with two lacy branches cut with an older Martha Stewart Branch Punch then topped off with a small snowflake. The card base was embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and the sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Signature Christmas was stamped with Simon Says Schoolhouse Red ink The patterned papers came from a trio of paper pads, My Mind's Eye Necessities Wood (sled), Authentique Festive (sled and sentiment flag) and Teresa Collins Santa's List (background panel).

I hope all is well with you. See you back here soon.

Copics: Bunny-E51, E53, E57, W00, E81; Knit Cap-YG91, YG93, YG95

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Vellum Floral Birthday

Today's tag/card combination is for the Tag You're It #2 challenge. And since I was inspired by the vellum on the featured tag I am also submitting this for the current Catered Crop Vellum Recipe Swap.

I created the tag with the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 tag die, using the inlaid die cut technique with the patterned paper "windows". I cut the flower from Doodlebug Lily White Sprinkles vellum using the My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia Flower Die-namics. I combined it with a flourish and tiny butterfly cut from Raspberry Fizz cardstock using The Cat's Pajamas Heart Swirl and Butterflies CutUps. The sentiment came from The Cat's Pajamas Simply Said set and was stamped with Memento Rose Bud ink. The patterned paper came from the Fancy Pants Me-ology pad.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas Stamp and CutUps, Fancy Pants dp, Stampin' Up cs, PTI cs and button, Pretty Pink Posh die, My Favorite Things Die-namics,Memento ink

I've been working with Christmas colors so much this month that it was fun to get back to the colors I really love. Don't get me wrong, I love the colors of Christmas too but only in smaller doses!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

God Bless

Good morning. Today's card is for week four of this month's Viva La Verve sketches.

I cut the flowers using the Verve Happy Doodles die set then stamped with the matching image from the Happy Place set. I attached the image to a white back cut with Lil Inkers Designs stitched mat and then stamped the sentiment from the Faith Medley set. All the patterned paper came from the American Crafts Plus One pad.

Products: Verve stamps and die, American Crafts dp, PTI and MFT cs, Wilton doily, Lil Inker Designs die, Copic Markers
Copics: Y11, Y13, Y15, YG0000, YG21, YG23

This means I've done all the August Verve sketch challenges, combining them with a couple of inspiration challenges too!

Sunday is a great day to post a faith based card.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Sale at The Cat's Pajamas

If you need to stock up on some fabulous The Cat's Pajamas stamps now is the perfect time!

2014 Christmas in July #12

Today's Christmas in July card #12 features a set of tags that I actually made last year for a feature on the C.C. Designs blog. I had these three leftover so I decided to use them on a card.

The tags were hand cut from Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock and then embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder  A matted patterned paper panel was attached to each tag and a button and ribbon snippet was added to the top. I stamped the three images from the C.C. Designs Sweet Penquins set, cut them out with Spellbinders Nestabilities and then colored with Copic Markers. Each tag was decorated with one of the images along with a Christmas icon using the C.C. Designs Christmas Accessories Cutters and Holly and Berry Cutters cut from American Crafts Glitter paper attached with dimensional dots. The sentiments from the AmyR Christmas Sentiments II set was stamped onto ticket shaped cardstock cut with the smallest shape from the Ticket Cutters set. The tags were finished up with Darice Sequins and Ruby Red Liquid Pearls for the holly berries. Since the tags were so detailed I just added a plain strip of patterned paper matted with Papertrey Ink New Leaf Cardstock onto the 3.75 x 7.5 inch card base. All the patterned paper came from the Doodlebug North Pole and Home for the Holidays pads.

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

2 Corinthians 12:9

I combined two Verve challenges including the July Diva Dare Inside Out Challenge to decorate the inside of today's card also and the Viva la Verve Week 3 Sketch for the layout. I just got some new Verve stamps in the mail last week and couldn't wait to get one of them inky.

I stamped the new 2 Corinthians 12:9 onto a circle using Simon Says Black ink and then followed the sketch closely using patterned papers from the Teresa Collins Urban Market pad. I substituted the butterfly with a button tied with Hemptique cord and then added some matching Urban Market sequins.

For the inside of the card I stamped the cross and sentiment from the Faith Medley set onto a matted rectangle, inserting the patterned paper banner shapes between the sentiment panel and mat. Finally, I added a Prima embellishment to the center of the cross. I will be giving this card to a fellow church member who recently received some devastating health news.

Products: Verve stamps, Teresa Collins dp and sequins, Hemptique cord, Prima center, MFT Die-namics and button, Simons Says ink

Thank you so much for stopping by.

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