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Posted on October 6, 2014

Hugs and Kisses, Fall Style

Classes / Events/ Holidays / Special Days/ Papercrafting
For clubs this month, I wanted a card that could be used to express friendship, thanks, or birthday in fall colors, but not using typical fall images. I also wanted to use my favorite In Color, Blackberry Bliss, and Crushed Curry. I had seen this color combo on a Demo friend's card and loved it. Here are two versions of the card I designed.
hugsandkissesYou aren't seeing double on the sentiment on the card on top…I stamped it twice, first in Crumb Cake ink and then right next to that, in Blackberry Bliss so it would look like a shadow. On the bottom card, on top of the Washi Tape and Ribbon, I also attached a small Gold Baker's Twine Bow.
Dimensions
Crumb Cake Cardstock 8½” x 5 ½”
Very Vanilla Cardstock 3¼”x 4½”
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 3½”x 4¾”
Scrap Pieces of Very Vanilla And Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 2½” x 1″
Accessories:
Beach House Washi Tape (Crushed Curry Roll)
small piece of Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Satin Ribbon
8″ piece of Gold Baker's Twine
Supply List:
Work of Art Stamp Set
Everything Eleanor Stamp Set
Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad
Crushed Curry Ink Pad
Crumb Cake Ink Pad
Mini Glue Dots
Paper Snips
SNAIL Adhesive
Basic Pearl Jewels
Small Butterfly Punch
Instructions:
1.Fold the Crumb Cake Cardstock in half and crease with a Bone Folder.
2.Stamp the smallest “swoop” from Work of Art image once in Crushed Curry and once in Blackberry Bliss Ink on the Very Vanilla Cardstock .If you want lighter images, stamp off first.
3.Stamp the small heart  image from Work of Art in Crumb Cake Ink.
4.Squeeze the lid of the Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad and pick up the ink in the lid with an Aqua Painter.
5.Squeeze the Aqua Painter so that extra water is flowing and flick the ink on the Very Vanilla
Cardstock. (you can also use a Stampin' Spritzer if you prefer).
6.Tear along the bottom of the Very Vanilla Cardstock.
7.Attach Washi Tape piece to the Very Vanilla Cardstock; trim or fold over to back of cardstock.
8.Adhere the Very Vanilla Cardstock to the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock with SNAIL Adhesive and tear along the bottom of the Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.
9.Adhere Vanilla/Blackberry Bliss Cardstock unit to the card front with SNAIL Adhesive.
10.Tie the Gold Linen Thread into a bow and attach to the card with a Mini Glue Dot (second card picture). Trim threads ends to desired length.
11.Stamp the sentiment of your choice (hugs and kisses from Good Greetings used here) with Crumb Cake and/or Blackberry Bliss Ink on scrap Very Vanilla Cardstock and cut both ends into a “flag” shape. Attach to card with glue dots. You can also stamp directly onto the card front.
 Leave me a comment and let me know which card you prefer and why!
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Posted on November 12, 2013

Technique Class Fave!

Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips/ Uncategorized

Repetition Stamping is such an easy technique! The ladies who attended my October Technique Class loved this one!

Using Old Olive Classic Ink and the tall tree image from Lovely As A Tree I stamped full strength in the center of the card and, without re-inking the stamp, I stamped once on the right and then again on the left, leaving a little more space between the focal tree than I did on the right. I inked up the stamp one more time, stamped “off” onto a piece of paper and then, without re-inking the stamp, stamped into the space just to the left of the focal tree and then one more time to the right, gently overlapping the one that is already there.

I used a small piece of Chevron Cherry Cobbler Ribbon to give it a little “pop”. You can use such a small amount of this ribbon to embellish, but the result really adds to your project.

My stamping was done on Shimmer White Cardstock; I love how it looks, I can almost see snow falling…how about you?

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Posted on October 28, 2013

Holiday Card Consulting Service

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days

If you've been wanting to send out a holiday card this year that is one of a kind, designed just for you, and is sure to WOW your family friends, my design service is for you!

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Here is just one example of the type of card we can design. Of course, the style is totally up to you. We will meet for 30 minutes (if you live out of the area, no worries, we can arrange that, too!), and with my expertise, I know we will come up with the perfect card. I charge $47 for this service and have several dates and times available. Email me right away so I'll be sure to have a slot that meets your schedule.

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