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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tags in cheerful Daffodil Delight Thank You Card.

Spring has sprung here in North Georgia.  Just a week ago I was busily covering my Hosta’s pushing up from the ground to prevent freezing damage-temp expected was 22!  The early, tender leaves were slightly bitten but too bad.  So I thought this pretty “Springy” looking card would be a nice Thank You Card while the weather is warming up (and the pollen is falling)!

The card base here is Daffodil Delight layered with Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper in different Shade of Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I rounded all the corners to give the card a bit more Pizzazz.  The Flower was first die cut using the Flower die in Timeless Tags Thinlits dies out of Daffodil Delight.  The using this as a blank frame I glued it to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.   Using the same die again I die cut the center of the flower using Early Espresso Card Stock.  Carefully fitting the center into the frame I glued it using the Multipurpose Glue.

The inside of the flower was die cut from Crushed Curry card Stock and Wild Wasabi Card Stock.  These pieces were then matched to their puzzle and glued in place.  This layer was then adhered to a Daffodil Delight Layer and adhered to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensions.

The bow is Whisper White and made using the 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, adhered to the front of the card using several Glue Dots.  The Sentiment is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set and stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White Card Stock. The Sentiment was then die cut from Layering Ovals Framelits.   It was framed by using the next large size and die cutting it from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  These two layers were adhered together using SNAIL Adhesive and all were adhered to the lower right front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Here is a picture showing the dimensional designs of the front.

The inside of the card was layered with Whisper White Card Stock.  Before Layering I punched out the butterfly decoration from the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies on the lower right hand side.  I carefully cut a small piece of DSP and layered it just under the die cuts and all were adhered tot he inside back by using SNAIL adhesive.

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Basket Bunch so cute teamed with Bakers Box Treat for Easter!

Bunnies just spell spring and Easter.  I love this little Basket Bunch Bunny with his tiny Easter Basket already to hunt Easter Eggs!

The Baker’s Box Thinlets is perfect for a little Easter Treat holder.  Using Very Vanilla Card Stock I die cut the Baker’s Box while also die cutting the window using a die from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  I cut a small piece of Window Sheet  to fit the window I Snailed it by the very edges over the window opening on the inside of the box.  Then I put the box together using Fast Fuse so that the seams were nice and strong.  I then cut a piece of Cupcakes And Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack 2″ wide (2 pieces of 6″ DSP).  Then carefully marking a spot in the middle of one strip of DSP and using the next size up Scalloped Circles (also from the Layering Circles Framelits) I die cut the frame for the window.

Using Snail Adhesive I attached the paper to the front of the box centering the window with the window in the box and wrapped the DSP around the sides of the box.  Next I Snailed the second piece of DSP and cut to fit the two ends so that the DSP goes around the entire box.

 

Using the bunnies and egg dies I stamped them using Basic Black Ink in Whisper White Card Stock.  I then die cut them using the matching dies from the Basket Builder Framelits set (until March 31 you can get them as a bundle and save 10%!).  I die cut multiple pieces to fit on all three sides.  I stamped the basket in Flirty Flamingo. The grass is Cucumber Crush Card Stock.  I colored in the eggs using Emerald Env, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach with the Stampin Write Markers.  The Bunny on the sides was die cut from Peek a boo Peach Card Stock, the Daffodil from Daffodil Delight card Stock.

I adhered the bunny on the front using Stamping Dimensionls to give him a little definition.

The top was finished by threading Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon and Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim and tying in a bow.  The Sentiment is from Circle of Spring Stamp Set (Annual Catalog), tags were then die cut using two graduating sizes from the Tags and Labels Framelits Dies. Using the 1/2″ circle punch I punched out a hole at the top of the tags.  Using Cucumber Crush Thick Green Bakers Twine I attached the tags to the bow.
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Cupcakes and Carousels DSP Thank you card

Happy Saturday!  Hope you have something fun planned for this weekend, or even better yet relax and just enjoy!

This card is a bright Thank You Card pulling its colors from the Cupcakes and Carousels Designers Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog.  The basic colors are Bermuda Bay and So Saffron.  The base card is Bermuda Bay Card Stock with a layer of So Saffron Card Stock layer.  Next a piece of Cupcakes and Carousels DSP is adhered.

The pretty flower is from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set stamped in Black Stazon Ink and set with a heat gun on Very Vanilla Card Stock.    Next I used the Aquapainter to fill in the flowers and the greenery using  So Saffron Ink Pad and Wild Wasabi.  When dry I die cut it out using Layering Oval Dies.  I laid the Layered Ovals dies with the Stitched Ovals dies and choose three sizes.

First I I cut the Very Vanilla with the flower in the Medium size die.  Next I used the Stitched Framelits Oval  in the same size and die cut it in Bermuda Bay Card Stock.  Then I used the next smaller size Oval to die cut the middle of the Bermuda Bay making a frame for the flowers.  Carefully lining up the Bermuda Bay and the Very Vanilla I glued them together.  Next I die cut the back ground oval using the next bigger size in So Saffron.

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I adhered the So Saffron Oval to the top of the card with Snail Adhesive.  I then adhered the assembled flower picture with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the So Saffron Oval.

The sentiment at the bottom is from the Basket For You Host Set (Free!! with 150$ order). Stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  It was then die cut in Bermuda Bay and So Saffron Card Stock using the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  All were adhered together with a shadow effect and adhered to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The front of the card was finished by adding some So Saffron Enamel Dots to the top and each side of the Sentiment Banner.

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The inside was finished by layering So Saffron and Very Vanilla Card Stock then using scraps of the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP, So Saffron and Bermuda Bay to the upper right corner.

 

 

Here are the Stampin’ Up! Supplies I used in this card:
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Birthday Bouquet DSP completes this very special FlipTop Gift Box.

Mother’s Day was this past week and I apologize for not getting this very precious, special box posted in time.  This Split Top Box is quick and easy made with the new Heavyweight Whisper White Card Stock.  Great directions at SplitcoastStampers in the Tutorial Section.   The tutorial is done by Joan Jamieson and it is so clever!  Quick, fairly easy and very impressive.  I made this box to hold a birthday gift for my daughter.  After I took all the pictures and got the edited I discovered that this ribbon is now retired.  I looked in the new catalog and I think there are several ribbons that would work with this box. Let me know if you make it, I would love to see others ideas!  The box that I CASEd was made for Christmas with a lovely Flower on top of it.

Birthday Bouquet DSP FlipTop Gift Box

I am not going to even try to list how I made this because it is so well done on Splitcoasters site.  I did add the end to end  1 1/2″ belly band in Blushing Bride Card stock.  Using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch I punched both ends.  I secured the belly band with a bit of Sticky Strip on the bottom.

Birthday Bouquet DSP and Blushing Bride

Isn’t this clever to use the ribbon for the hinges?  So a little wider ribbon is required.

Birthday Bouquet DSP and Blushing Bride Sideview

And here it is open. Size?  it is just right for the Regular Size Cards.   The Box measures: 5 1/2″ long x 4 1/4 Wide and 1 1/2″ Deep.  It is a very sturdy box but looks so feminine and precious in this color combination.  Summery too!

Birthday Bouquet DSP with Blushing Bride open and inside

This is what the inside looks like.  A sweet little box.  Please try it.

Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede and Crumb Cake combine to feature this sweet little American Gold Finch from the Moon Lake Stamp Set.

The Gold Finches at my feeders this year have been spectacular.  Sometimes hard to distinguish the Pine Siskins and the Pine Warblers as they all changed their colors from Winter to Spring.  I wanted to showcase the Hearth and Home Thinlet Set and I think it turned out nicely, don’t you agree?

Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla Congratulations Card

Soft Suede,  Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Congratulations Card

 

The base card stock is Crumb Cake.

  1.  Cut a piece of Soft Suede 5 1/4″ X 4″.
  2. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Yardstick at 5″ X 3 3/4″
  3. Using the Big Shot and Crumb Cake, Die cut the Window Frame from Hearth and Home.   Also die cut the Window Box in Crumb Cake.
  4. Cut a piece of DSP in Hello Honey DSP 2014-2106 Color Collects Stack at 1″ X 2 1/8″.
  5. Using a decorative edge Punch one long edge for the bottom of the valance.
  6. Using a scrap of Very Vanilla stamp the bird on the limb from the Moon Lake Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink.
  7. Using Aqua Painters and the colors Soft Suede, Hello Honey and Wild Wasabi watercolor the image.
  8. Carefully cut the cross frame from the Crumb Cake
  9. Now position the valance at the top of the frame on the inside and glue in place using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  10. Carefully ‘Fussy” Cut out the bird on the limb and position behind the frame.  Glue in place using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  11. I then stamped the sentiment from Sky is the Limit (SAB retired) in Soft Suede on the Window Box upside down then glue to front of card.
  12. Adhere completed window frame to front of card.  (Could have used dimensional here under the frame give it depth.
  13. Then adhere all layers together and the front of your card is done.

Crumb Cake and Soft Suede

The inside was finished easily, I cut a piece of Soft Suede and layered it with a piece of Very Vanilla. Then carefully blocking off the limb and the bird I stamped the grass and part of the limb in Soft Suede on the lower left side.  I completed the card using the Aqua Painters and watercoloring the stamped image using Hello Honey and Wild Wasbi Ink.  I again stamped on the bottom of the image on the left botton of the envelope and lined the envelope in Hello Honey DSP from the 2014-2016 Color Collections.  The Envelope is in Crumb Cake.

 

Stampin’Up!© Bakers Box and Honeycomb Happiness for the Color Challenge from Pals Paper Arts.

This is a first! I have never entered a challenge before and when I saw the colors for this challenge from Pals Paper Arts (PPA293)  I discovered that it was going to be real challenge for me. I decided to do a cute little Bakers Box Thinnest and used Stampin’ Up! DSP (Birthday Bouqet). This was a color challenge, using Stampin’ Up! colors Mint Macaroon, Blushing Bride and So Saffron. The ribbon I had was too wide so I hand dyed Stampin’ Up! 1/2″ seam binding using Blushing Bride reinker. Hope you like this sweet little chick.  Now to figure out how to add it to the challenge.  I continue to learn new things daily about blogging.  DSC_0027_edited-1

Years ago, 1981 in fact is the year I bought my first computer.  An Apple IIe ($3,000.00).  That was a period that there was very little software available so, I would write my own programs for whatever I wanted to do.  I was teaching high school then and would write a program for test scores and grading.  It took me almost as long to do it on the computer as it did online.  I also began to develop publishing skills by writing newsletters two to professional organizations I belonged to and to design and produce brochures and business prospectus for my husbands business.   I have been in love with computers and computing ever since.  I entered the WWW in 1995 during Graduate School.  Many of our assignments were running businesses on line.   At the present time I happen to have two laptops, a MacBook Pro,  two iPads and a Kindle.  I just recently retired my desktop computer, it had gotten slower than “molasses in January”!  Gives me more room to play with my stamps.  And I must state here, I am so very delighted with my new MacBook Pro.  Don’t know how I did without it all these years.

Stampin’Up!© Honeycomb Happiness adorable little chic says “Hello, Spring” from Circle of Spring Stamp Set.

Hello Spring!  Yes Spring began on Sunday but here in the mountains for the last few days it has been anything but Spring.  I have noticed a lot of activity with my fine feathered friends.  Birds in flocks have been visiting my feeders and I am having to refill them almost daily.  My thistle feeder has been covered with Gold Finches, yesterday I counted nine on this small feeder at the same time.

So here is an adorable little chick greeting Spring with his ballon! (using ballon punch).  He is done in Blushing Bride, DSP from English Garden Designer Series paper.  Mint Macaroon is the lovely green cardstock.  Inside Sentiment is from Perfect Pairings Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration), and corners are punched using the Curvy Corner Trio Punch.  Kind of pretty and ‘Springy’ don’t you think?