Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pals October blog hop

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Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I loved looking through the tutorials on Splitcoast Stampers for inspiration on this month's challenge, I selected the Double Gate Fold card for my project today. Click on the link to see the full tutorial. It's a nice easy fold and a great tutorial, perfect for any themed card.

Here you can see the card unfolded, this card will fit in a regular A2 size envelope. Halloween is one of my favorite crafting seasons, so I automatically grabbed my Spooky Night suite of products and went to work.

The Spooky Cat stamp set matches perfectly with the Spooky Night DSP. The images are coordinated with a whole suite of fun products. I put fast fuse all along the back of my stitched oval and stuck the black vintage crochet trim to it for a fun border. I paper snipped the cute pumpkin and hat from the paper as well.

This Halloween paper pack is so cute, it is very versatile with a bunch of different patterns, I used just one sheet of paper on this project, the two sides worked wonderfully well together. I punched a little pumpkin with the circle punch to hold the front panel closed.

This double gate fold is fun, you can see the side of the fancy fold here, a simply scored or your stampin trimmer makes perfect scores.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Pink Ombre Birthday

I have been very busy in my craft room lately, we have a lot of birthdays this time of year.  This card is heading towards my sister for her birthday on the 4th.  We both share our mom's love of pink, so I knew an ombre background would be fun.

I started off with this great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches I will usually always start a card with a sketch, it is a great starting point.

Can you see the ombre?  It's very subtle, I started with three rows of powder pink circle die from the flourish thinlet set, then two rows of blushing bride, and two of flirty flamingo. It is very easy to get them lined up and glued down, the hardest part was figuring out the colors I wanted to use.

Oh the flirty flamingo ribbon, is so pink and pretty!  I gave it a fancy fold, die cut gold foil leaves from the same flourish thinlets set and topped of with a pretty flower.

I thought it would be fun to do a shaker card, and the everyday jars framelits makes it pretty easy to do.  I filled the shaker with flowers, hearts and sequins.

But my favorite part is the heat embossed metallic top.  I heated a few layers of gold embossing powder just on a square of paper, then stamped my jar top stamp before the gold set, let my stamp sit for a second, and pulled it off. I let it cool for a bit, then die cut it with the jar framelit. It has great texture and color!

I am still trying to fine tune my pictures here at my new house, I needed to take advantage of the front door light and decided to shoot the pictures on the floor.  My girls wanted to be in the action, and were constantly walking in my shot.  This one is cute and gives you an idea of their sweetness!

I love to be able to customize my cards to the recipient, it's what makes a handmade card so personable.  So grab your provisions, and start to create, AND send them out, you will make someones day a bit brighter.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Enjoy Your Day

Hello there!  I am back again with a masculine birthday card.  I find that these cards can be the most difficult to make because they need to be clean, simple, and have very little frilly to them.  I always find that if I keep it simple, it usually works well.

I started off with this great sketch from The Paper Players

I pulled some masculine type prints from the Eastern Palace SDSP, and the matching dapper denim card stock.

I paper pieced "birth" in to make it more of a birthday card. I love the stitched framelits, such a perfect background

Add some masculine twine, and this card is done, just walk away, DO NOT add ribbon or embellishments! 

This will be off, and it's nice and easy to mail!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

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