Exclusively Cards

Hello Stampers!

As promised yesterday, here is the information on my Exclusively Cards tutorials.  This month I am featuring Pop of Petals.  This is a bundle until June 4th and then you can get each item separately.  Order now to get the better price!

Do you like making cards using one stamp set and a few other supplies?  That may be why kits appeal to you.  But if you are like me you want just cards not other projects.  My Exclusively Cards tutorials is just the the program you are looking for.  Each month I will take one stamp set and some other supplies to create 4 cards ~ remember it is just cards ~ using the supplies I list.  If this sounds like the perfect program for you, check it out here.  Don’t miss out on these great tutorials!

 

Monochromatic Winter Woods

Hello Everyone ~ I was surprised how my Monochromatic Winter Woods creation turned out.

Well over the weekend I had to update my blog.  I don’t know what I did but my formatting was all messed up.  I tried a few things and a friend tried a few things.  We could not figure out what was wrong.  I ended up having to go in and copy all my posts after Friday into a Typepad site and then asked my hosting company to go back to Friday and post only from there.  That meant Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday had to be reentered.  I was glad I could copy the information so I just had to copy and paste the information into a new post for each day.  That took a lot of my evening time.  Before that I had my workshop and then I had the sheets and blankets all washed and put the girls room together.  I still have a bit of picking up to do but here is what it looks like so far.  I can’t wait for them to get here and see it.

 

Last week I chose Winter Woods and Early Espresso.  I had an idea but could not find my embossing mat so I tried something else and it turned out ok.  Here is my video for my Monochromatic Winter Woods creation.

 

 

 

I know you can’t wait to see the card front up close.  Here is the photo.

A great monochromatic card that was easy to do. Check out my Monochromatic Winter Woods creation. Click the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These trees are perfect for a simple card. Check out my Monochromatic Winter Woods creation that has a video showing how you can create it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you. I will be heading to Hobby Lobby to see if I can get knobs for the beds.  I am hoping I can find something that will work.  I also want to see if I can make Bijou’s cover so I can get her cubby set up.  I also need to make some cards and videos for my blog as well as make my Facebook Live project.  I have a cute idea in mind so make sure you join me on Thursday evening at 7:30 pm.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and what did you think of the hint in my Monochromatic Winter Woods creation?

 

 

 

Beauty Abounds Friend

Hello Stampers ~ I have a pretty Beauty Abounds Friend card for you today.

Well I was busy yesterday. I had water aerobics, then came home showered and went to the grocery story and the mattress store. I got the box springs I needed and came home and put them on the bed frames. The mattresses are supposed to be delivered today and then I can finish setting up the girls room. I also set up for my workshop and prepared all the materials. Then last night I had book club. Today I have a few things to do this morning and then I have my workshop this afternoon. After the ladies leave I will unpack the mattress and put them on the bed so they can fluff up. These are the bed in a box kind and they are so compacted you have to give them a few days to breathe. I will also finish putting the things in that room away and if I have time I will work on the other bedroom putting my office together. It is never ending!

We have our next challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Crafting Challenges today. This time we have a sketch challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was not certain what I was going to do for this sketch. I have so few current sets to pick from. Thank heavens I have a small order coming today and a larger order tomorrow. At least I will have a few more sets to pick from. I have my stamp sets in alphabetical order so maybe when I make a card I choose the first one and the work my way through the ones I have using a different stamp set each day. For today’s card I decided to use the Buffalo Check background stamp for the larger panel in the back. I used the Purple Posey card stock and inked the Buffalo Check with Gorgeous Grape then stamped on the panel. This panel was added to the right hand side of the Gorgeous Grape card base. Next I used a piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock and stamped the leaf spray from the Beauty Abounds stamp set on it using Soft Sea Foam ink. This smaller panel was added to the left hand side of the card front using dimensionals. My sentiment from Beauty Abounds was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White using Gorgeous Grape ink. The Stitched Shapes dies were then used to cut the sentiment out. The sentiment was then added to the card front using dimensionals. To finish off the creation and add some bling, rhinestones were added to the center of the flowers on the leaf spray. Here is the completed Beauty Abounds Friend creation.

Sending a special friend a handmade card is a great way to let them know how much you appreicate them. This Beauty Abounds Friend is a great card to make and send.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is a very pretty image. It was used to create my Beauty Abounds Friend card. Click through to see the card front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Make sure you check out the other design team members creations at Hand Stamped Sentiments blog. There are some great ideas there.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you. I am so looking forward to some new sets to play with. I also want to spend some time on playing with different techniques I have found lately. Do you have any techniques you would like to see me try? Send me a message and I will check them out and include the idea on my blog. Have a Terrific Tuesday and what colors would you use if you were going to C.A.S.E. my Beauty Abounds Friend creation?

 

Angled Front Handmade Card

Happy Monday Stampers ~ I have another fancy front card with my Angled Front Handmade Card today.

Yesterday was a hodge podge day. I managed to make 2 samples for my pocket card from my Facebook Live last week, made my video for Wednesday, and set up the other bed frame in the girls bedroom. I also went over to Barb’s to watch a movie. Today I will be heading to the mattress store to get the box springs for the beds. I will order the mattresses also and have the bedroom set up when they get here. I also need to get the other bedroom cleaned up and the office area straight so it is ready when Jess gets here later next week. I also need to cut paper and set up for my workshop tomorrow. It will be a busy day!

I had a card saved that had a fancy front. I decided to make my version. The one I found was in one of my Facebook groups. I decided to use one of the new In Colors. My card front is the new Terracotta Tile and I embossed it using the Subtle embossing folder. I then took a piece of Whisper White and attached it to the card front using Tear & Tape. I combined the Terracotta Tile with Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Pineapple Punch inks. The large flowers were stamped with Daffodil Delight. The small flower uses Pineapple Punch. These were then cut out using the coordinating dies. I also used some Granny Apple Green card stock and cut out some leaves and some Pineapple Punch to cut out the sprigs. I determined the placement of all the elements so I knew where to stamp my other sprig. After my sprigs were stamped I then started adding my cut out elements. The leaves were added first using glue dots. Next the Pineapple Punch sprigs were added using glue dots also. The flowers were added using dimensionals. Here is the completed Angled Front Handmade Card.

An interesting card front is perfect for a WOW card. Here is an idea for an Angled Front Handmade Card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These flowers are so pretty. They made the perfect Angled Front Handmade Card. Click the photo to see the completed card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Another Sailing Home Idea

Hello Stampers ~ can you believe I have Another Sailing Home Idea for you today?

I did it! I got the head board attached to the bed frame. I bought L brackets for the foot board but my bolt is too long so I could not attach it. I have to see if I can get shorter ones or if there is a better way to attach the bracket to the frame. Today I need to make my videos for this week and I want to get the other bed frame put together. This way I can get the box springs and order the mattress so I have them for the girls. I have all the bedding so I can make up the beds. I have the other headboard and footboard but it needs painting so I will do that after they leave. Then I need to get new knobs for the top as one of the beds was missing the knob. I just have a few things to finish putting away and their room will be ready for them next week!

I have my 10 Minute Creation for you today. I used the Come Sail Away suite again for this one. I don’t need masculine cards so I will have a ton of these cards to send to the troops. Here is the video for my Another Sailing Home Idea.

 

 

 

So you can see the details, here is the photo of the card front.

Check out this masculine card! So easy to make. click the photo to see the video showing how I made my Another Sailing Home Idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check out my version of Southern lighthouses. To see the card front of my Another Sailing Home Idea, click the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Paper Weaving Craft Project

Hello Stampers ~ I have a pretty Paper Weaving Craft Project for you today.

I got everything on my list from yesterday completed. I also got a few other projects completed. I have the bed frame up and the headboard is all clean and sitting in the room. I am going to attach the head board to the frame using bolts. I will measure how long it needs to be and go to Lowe’s and see if I can find the size I need. It is going to take a creative way to attach the foot board to the frame. The holes on the foot board and the bed frame do not line up. I am thinking I can get a board and attach the it to the foot board using an L bracket and then attach the foot board to the board. Not sure it will work so I have to see what will work. This will be an area I will need Doug’s help with.

I saw an idea online and knew I wanted to make my version. I am great for finding things like this and seeing if I can do it with our supplies. I began my making a tent fold card as it will not work with the other fold. Then I used the Delicate Lace edgelits to cut the pattern on the card front. Then I cut some 1/4″ Basic Black strips. Using my grid sheet I attached 5 of the strips to the card front on the left hand side of the card front. You don’t want to glue it down too far or you won’t be able to weave your vertical strip in. So add just a little glue enough to hold the strip in place. Let the glue set a bit so the strip does not slip when you weave in the other one. To do the weaving add glue along the strip and then beginning at top you go over the first strip, under the next strip, over the third strip, under the fourth strip, and over the last strip. For the second strip you begin at the top and this time go under the first strip, over the next strip, under the third strip, over the fourth strip, and under the last strip. For the final strip you begin at the top and go over the first strip, under the next strip, over the third strip, under the fourth strip, and over the last strip. After I had all the strips woven in I went back and added some glue to the ends to hold all the strips in place. The original card had a vine the creator made. I used the Bouquet Bunch framelit and cut 4 of the leaf sprays. I glued this to the card front so it looked like a large leaf spray. The flowers are from Pop of Petals ~ did you see my online card class for this stamp set? ~ and were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Real Red card stock. I fussy cut the flowers out and then added them to the card front using glue dots. Here is my completed Paper Weaving Craft Project.

Don't you just love this Paper Weaving Craft Project? I had fun making it and you can get the details by clicking the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't you just love this Paper Weaving Craft Project? I had fun making it and you can get the details by clicking the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you. The original card had a sentiment that the vertical strip went through. I opted to not include the sentiment and used a fancy border at the bottom. You can do it either way. Have a Super Saturday and what did you think of my Paper Weaving Craft Project?