Monday, July 22, 2019

Love and Joy

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #ManicMonday   Boy, oh boy, do I have a pretty card for you today!  Not only is it pretty, but it's a card that you can make in 10 minutes flat. What a great card for a wedding--especially when you bought that perfect gift but forgot to make a perfect card to go along with it and now you're in a hurry. This card fills that bill nicely. Our guest artist today is Sondra Jumper.

Sondra started by stamping a sentiment from the "Woven Heirlooms" stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. I love, love, LOVE this font! She cut this out with an oval Stitched Shapes Die.

Next, Sondra adhered a 4" by 5-1/4" piece of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper to a 4-1/8" by 5-3/8" Petal Pink Card Stock mat. She adhered this combo to a Mossy Meadow Card Stock Card base, cut lengthwise.

Sondra used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch to cut a pretty border from Petal Pink Card Stock. She adhered this to a 3/4" by 4" strip of striped Magnolia Lane DSP and then onto the card. She adhered the oval sentiment piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For her finishing touches, Sondra tied a length of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon into a knot and adhered it to the card with a Glue Dot. She tied a length of Mossy Meadow Linen Thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack into a pretty bow and adhered this with a Glue Dot right next to the Ribbon bow. So pretty!

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Why Hello, Little Birdie!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #Fabulous Friday   How's your week been going? I'll bet you're looking forward to the weekend. I know I am! Here's a fabulously peaceful card for you to enjoy as you ease into relaxation. Our guest artist today is Lori Crise.

I received this card from Lori at the Proverbial Stampers & Friends gathering last month and it really is fabulous in every way.  Lori stamped one of the birds from the "Free As A Bird" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White Card Stock. She also stamped the "hello" sentiment from the "Good Morning Magnolia" stamp set in Tuxedo Black. Lori cut out the image with a square Stitched Shapes Die and then she colored it with Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Calypso Coral, and Light Basic Black Stampin' Blends. I love how Lori turned the basic bird into a Yellow Goldfinch. So clever!

Lori cut another square of Crumb Cake Card Stock with a Stitched Shape Die and adhered the stamped image on top. Next, she embossed a 4" by 5-1/4" Whisper White Card Stock panel with the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing folder. She adhered this directly to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base. She tousled a bit of Gold Metallic Thread (retired) and adhered it to the back of the bird image. She adhered this directly to the card.

Next, Lori stamped two branches from the "Free as a Bird" set in Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White. She colored them with Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends and fussy cut them. She adhered these directly to the card.

Lori also stamped one of the flowers from the stamp set in Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White. She colored the flower with Light and Dark Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends and fussy cut the flower. She adhered the flower to the card with a Stampin' Dimensional. For a fabulous finishing touch, Lori added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of the flower and colored it with a Light Calypso Coral Stampin' Blend!

I hope your weekend is peaceful and relaxing! Come on back on Monday and see what I have in store for you!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Dashing into Christmas

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #ChristmasInJuly   Since I'm gone on my whirlwind business trip, I can't play along in challenges like I usually do on Wednesdays. So, instead, we're going to have "Christmas in July (and part of August)" on Wednesdays. I'm starting to plan my monthly Christmas card stamp-a-stacks, so I've begun working on some prototypes. Here's one I made with the "Dashing Deer" stamp set.

I embossed a 4" by 4" piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. I adhered a 1" by 4" strip of Gold Glimmer Paper to either edge of the square. I wrapped a length of Vanilla Metallic Edge Ribbon around and then adhered everything to a Merry Merlot Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise.

I cut the dashing deer from Merry Merlot Card Stock and adhered him to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Finally, I stamped "Merry" and "Christmas" from the "Merry Christmas to All" stamp set in Merry Merlot Ink onto Very Vanilla. I punched each word out with the Classic Label Punch and snipped the points off each end with my Paper Snips. I adhered these pieces to the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Daisy Smile

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #ProtipTuesday   Today's guest designer is Karen Monger who blogs at  She made this sweet card with the "Daisy Lane" stamp set and the "Birch" background stamp.

Karen started by stamping the "Birch" background stamp in Crumb Cake Ink onto a 4" by 5-1/4" Whisper White panel. She adhered this to a Crumb Cake Card Stock card base.

Next, Karen adhered a 2-1/4" by 4-1/4" Crumb Cake mat to the card with a 2" by 4" Whisper White panel on top. She stamped the daisy head in Pretty Peacock Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and the stamped the stem in Garden Green. She fussy cut these pieces and adhered them to the rectangular panel, using Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the flower head.

She stamped a sentiment from the "Daisy Lane" stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out with the Timeless Label Punch. Next she tousled a length of Linen Thread and adhered it to the back of the label element. She adhered the label to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Want a Protip on tousling baker's twine? I wind it around my fingers like this:

When did my hands turn into my mother's hands?!
I then put a little bit of adhesive behind the label and stick down the tousled twine. After I adhere the label--usually with Stampin' Dimensionals--I rearrange the twine until I like it. But remember: "tousle" means "to make something unruly" so you don't want it to be too perfect, right?

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