Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cdelebrate You!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Today's card is a quick and easy birthday card--but just because it's quick and easy, doesn't mean there isn't a lot of sweet detail to it.

I stamped the balloon outline from the "Birthday Bright" stamp set in Watermelon Wonder onto a 2-3/4" by 3-3/4" Whisper White panel.  I filled in the balloon with Smoky Slate polka dots from the same set.  I adhered this panel onto a 2-7/8" by 3-7/8" piece of Smoky Slate Card Stock.

Next, I stamped the banner in Smoky Slate onto a Whisper White scrap and "celebrate" in Watermelon Wonder.  I cut out this banner with one of the Bunch of Banners Framelits and adhered it to the stamped panel with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I tied a length of Whisper White ribbon from the So Succulent Ribbon Combo Pack around the panel and set it aside.

I adhered a 2" x 5-1/4" strip of Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Watermelon Wonder Card Stock card base.  Then, I adhered half a Lace Doily to the card, and finally, the stamped panel.

See? I told you:  it might be quick and easy, but this card has a lot of sweet detail!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

So Very Thanks

#stampinup   #saleabration2017   #faithfulinkspirations   I wasn't so sure I liked the "So Very Much" Sale-a-Bration stamp set when I first saw it.  I tend to go for a bolder script--especially when it's super-sized!  But when we made this card at the Proverbial Stampers gathering, I started falling in love with the set.  And it doesn't hurt that you can get this set for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration!  The designer paired this with another FREE SAB set--"Avant Garden."

We started by stamping the large "thank you" sentiment in Soft Suede onto a 3-3/4" by 5" Very Vanilla panel.  Then we stamped the "so very much" just below, also in Soft Suede.  We added a row of Blushing Bride flowers from the "Avant Garden" set at the bottom of the card.  The stems are Pear Pizzazz.  The stamens in the flowers are also Soft Suede.  This is such a sweet color combination, isn't it?!

We adhered the stamped panel to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Blushing Bride panel and then onto a Pear Pizzazz Card Stock card base.  For a finishing touch, we added a row of three small Pearl Embellishments just under the sentiment.

So pretty--and so easy!
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Party On, Dude!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I had a "card part" sitting on my desk that was just calling to be finished.  I had made a sample card to demonstrate at a workshop and then I made an extra base.  It was a half sheet of Pacific Point Card Stock, cut lengthwise, with a mat of striped Party Animal Designer Series Paper.  It sat for several weeks until I was inspired to use it.

I cut a piece of Crushed Curry Card Stock with the largest of the Pop-Up Balloon Framelits.  I then cut away everything except the three balloons, the banner, and the strings.  I used that as a template to build the elements of the card.  I cut three balloons with the Pop-Up Balloon Framelits--one in Whisper White, one in Pacific Point, and one in Emerald Envy.  I adhered these to the Crushed Curry template using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  

Next, I ran a strip of Whisper White through the Big Shot, placing it so that just the banner from the largest framelit would be cut.  I fussy cut the banner and stamped the sentiment from the "Birthday Adventures" stamp set in Pacific Point.  I adhered this to the Crushed Curry template, so that just a bit of the Crushed Curry peeks out.

I also cut a Pacific Point bow from one of the Pop-Up Balloon Framelits and adhered this to the template with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Once all the elements were attached to the template, I adhered the template to the card by placing two Stampin' Dimensionals behind each balloon and three Stampin' Dimensionals behind the banner.  I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen once again to attach the bow directly to the card.  And now it's time to party on, dude!

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cherry Sundae

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I live about 20 minutes outside of Baltimore and there's a hot dog joint on the southeast side of town that's locally famous.  Ann's Dari-Cream has been in business for for 66 years!  The most amazing thing about this little joint is that it's always crowded, but the staff can mow through a line taking orders and cooking up the food like nobody's business.  And you'd better be ready with your order (hon), or they'll move on to the person in line behind you.  They NEVER write down an order and they ALWAYS get it right.  My favorite thing to get at Ann's is the cherry milkshake--it's made with vanilla ice cream and about a pound of maraschino cherries.  Yum!  Today's card--and the title of my post--got me jonesing for some Ann's Dari-Cream.  Plus with the temperatures about to hit 80 tomorrow (yes--in February!), I might just make the trip!!

Today's card is another that we made at our Proverbial Stampers get-together in January.  I think it's so cute--and very easy to reproduce.  I especially like that the bowl of ice cream is sitting on one of the pretty Lace Doilies from the Occasions catalog.  Here's how we put it together.

First, we stamped the sentiment from the "Cool Treats" stamp set in Watermelon Wonder onto a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel.  We adhered this to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Watermelon Wonder mat and then onto a Pool Party Card Stock Card Base.

We adhered a Lace Doily to the card and topped it with a Crumb Cake Card Stock circle that we punched with the 2" Circle Punch.  We used the Frozen Treats Framelits to make the sundae elements--the bowl is Early Espresso; the three scoops of ice cream are Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, and Pool Party; the chocolate sauce is Early Espresso; and the spoon is Whisper White.  Those die cut elements are totes adorbs, aren't they?!  And the cherry on top is stamped in Real Red and Cucumber Crush and cut out with its own teeny weeny framelit (that's really easy to lose; ask me how I know!).  All the elements, except the ice cream scoops, are adhered directly to the card.  The ice cream scoops are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Adorable! And now I'm off to find me a frozen treat to eat!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happiest Birthday

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   We had so much fun at the Proverbial Stampers Occasions gathering.  Along with eating great food and hanging with our stamping friends, we had a blast making a stack of cards from the (not so new anymore) Occasions catalog.  I love the different ways the card designers used the "Cool Treats" stamp set and coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits.  Today's card is no exception to the fun cards we made!

We started by stamping the "happiest birthday" sentiment from the "Cool Treats" set in Watermelon Wonder onto a 2" by 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  We added the "I hope your day is sweet" sentiment in Early Espresso.  We adhered this piece to a 2-1/8" by 3-7/8" piece of Early Espresso Card Stock.

Next, we adhered a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Watermelon Wonder mat.  We wrapped a length of Whisper White Baker's Twine around this piece twice and tied it into a bow on the side.  Then we adhered it to a Crumb Cake Card Stock card base.  We adhered the matted sentiment piece to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Then, we stamped an ice cream treat in Peekaboo Peach Ombre Ink, added a Peekaboo Peach drip, stamped the stick in Crumb Cake Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock, and cut it out with the matching Frozen Treats Framelit.  We stamped the triangular cone in Crumb Cake Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with one of the framelits.  We cut a Pool Party ice cream scoop and an Early Espresso hot fudge topping with the framelits, too.

We adhered the Peekaboo Peach treat to the matted sentiment with a Stampin' Dimensional.  The cone is adhered directly to the sentiment while the ice cream scoop is adhered to the card with a Stampin' Dimensional.

So cute! This would be a great card for just about anyone on your birthday card list!

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