Exclusively Cards

Hello Stampers!

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!

Dots and Flowers Handmade Card

Good Morning Everyone ~ I have a cute Dots and Flowers Handmade Card to share with you today.

Well I managed to run my errands, get the bed set up, put up the shower curtain, and put some more kitchen things away.   I also went to the storage unit and found my towels, my craft room chair, and a few tables end tables that I could put in the Great Sunroom and Jess’s bedroom.  I even put a light on the table in her bedroom so she has a light in there for this weekend.  I did not get into my craft room so I will have to do that today.  I also need to go down and vote as I will not be here when they have voting.  Since I will be downtown I will also go over and change the address on my license.  I think everything will then be changed over.  I still have some items to mail off to change my address as that is the only way to do it.  I have been trying to change them as I get the mail forwarded to me.

I have a Dots and Flowers Handmade Card for you today.  I began by stamping the dots from the Petal Palette stamp set using Fresh Fig.  I did a second generation stamping so they were a little lighter.  This panel was added to a Fresh Fig card base.  I used the Petals & More thinlits to cut out the decorative strip and added it to the bottom of the card front.  The rose image was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I then used the blender pens and ink in the lid of the Fresh Fig and Mossy Meadow stamp pads to color it in.  This piece was then added to a Mossy Meadow panel.  The panel was added to the card front using dimensionals at an angle.  I took a strip of the Petal Promenade designer series paper that was 1/2″ wide and 3″ long.  Using the 3/4″ circle punch I rounded the one end.  This strip was added to the bottom of the card front just across the lower corner of the image panel using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Dots and Flowers Handmade Card.

Ever used a long strip stamp to create a background? Here is a Dots and Flowers Handmade Card I made using the strip of dots from a stamp set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Want to know how I used these dots to create a fun background? Click the photo to see the Dots and Flowers Handmade Card idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Watercolored Sunshine Wishes

Happy Monday Everyone ~ a fun Watercolored Sunshine Wishes creation will be shared with you today.

I have some errands to run today and then I need to work in my craft room.  I need to get things organized and put away so I can put my table away.  I also want to work on the girl’s autograph books.  I would like to get those finished early in the week.  I also have a mattress being delivered so I can set up the bed for Jess.  Some time this week I want to get over to the storage unit and find my bin of towels.  I think I need to start a list of what I need to do so I don’t forget anything.

I did some playing with watercolor and then used the pieces to make some cards.  For my card today I took the long skinny block and scribbled on Daffodil Delight, Mango Medley and Pumpkin Pie.  I spritzed the watercolor paper and then I spritzed the block.  I flipped the block over onto the watercolor paper  and let it sit there and soak into the paper.  I removed the block and set the watercolor paper aside to dry.  I took a piece of Mango Medley card stock for my card base.  Using the Polka Dot basics embossing folder I embossed the card front.  I stamped the flower using the Sunshine Sayings stamp set using Mango Medley and Granny Apple Green.  I used the coordinating thinlits to cut out the stem.  The flower was fussy cut as was the leaves.  I also cut out some of the butterflies using the Mango Medley card stock.  To put my card together, I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker and a ruler to draw lines around the edge of the inked shape.  This panel was added to the left hand side of the card base using Tear & Tape.  The flower was added to the card front using dimensionals.  I added the butterflies using glue dots.  To finish off the card, I added some rhinestones to the center of the flower and the butterflies.  Here is the completed Watercolored Sunshine Wishes creation.

Watercoloring is very popular. If you think you are not good at it, check out this Watercolored Sunshine Wishes idea. Easy for anyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You have got to see how I used this flower on my Watercolored Sunshine Wishes creation. Click through!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Beautiful Bouquet Bunch Framelits

Happy Easter!

Hello Stampers ~ I have a Beautiful Bouquet Bunch Framelits creation for you today.

I went shopping yesterday and picked up a shower curtain for the bathroom.  I totally forgot the liner so will get that later this week.  I also picked up some pillows for the bed in the front room.  I want to have the bedroom and bathroom put together before Jess gets here next weekend.  Then I will work on the other bedroom for the girls and have it ready before they get here in June.  Sometime this week I need to get over to the storage unit and see if I can find my bin of towels.  I need to see if I can find them so I have towels for them to use when they get here.

I saw this idea on the internet and decided to put my spin on it.  I used the Bouquet Bunch framelits and cut out a bunch of the flowers from Whisper White.  Then using sponges I added Daffodil Delight, Mango Medley, and Blackberry Bliss ink to the flowers randomly.  Using the Layering Ovals framelits, I cut out a Whisper White one.  I stamped the flower stems from the stamp set using Garden Green on the oval.  I added this oval to a rectangle of Mango Medley.  To make my card base I used a piece of Blackberry Bliss.  I then cut a 3″ x 4″ piece of the Nature’s Poem designer series paper.  I measured up 2″ on the left hand side and made a mark.  Then using my trimmer I cut from the top of the right hand of the designer series paper down to the mark on the left hand side of the paper.  This gave me a diagonal edge.  I added this paper to the Whisper White panel that measured 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The Silver metallic edged ribbon was added over top of the diagonal edge using Tear & Tape.  This panel was then added to the Blackberry Bliss card base.  Next I added my Mango Medley rectangle using dimensionals.  The colored flowers were added to the stems using glue dots and mini dimensionals.  To finish off the card I added some rhinestones in the upper left hand corner.  Here is the completed Beautiful Bouquet Bunch Framelits creation.

Have you ever sent a paper bouquet? Here is an idea for a Beautiful Bouquet Bunch Framelits creation. Learn all the details by clicking the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you curious how to make this adorable bunch of flowers? Click through to get the details for the Beautiful Bouquet Bunch Framelits creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Cute Snowman Handmade Card

Hello Everyone ~ my Cute Snowman Handmade Card will bring a smile to your face today.

Well my box springs were delivered yesterday.  I have order the mattress and it is supposed to be here on Monday.  I can then set up the bed for Jess and the girls who will be here in 1 week.  This time next week we will be on our way to Disney.  It will be fun time for all of us and I am sure we will be exhausted at the end of the day.  It also means I have to get all my posts completed before next Friday.  I will have a busy week next week.

The next stamp set in my catalog is the Seasonal Chums.  I am so going to miss this stamp set as it is retiring in June.  I love the snowman and deer in this set and used them a lot.  For my card today I stamped the front of the snowman using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then used alcohol markers to color the snowman in.  I used the coordinating framelits to cut out the snowman.  To put my card together, I used a piece of Tranquil Textures designer series paper and added a piece of the Silver metallic edge ribbon.  This panel was then added to a Whisper White card base.  I added the snowman using dimensionals in the lower left hand corner of the card base.  Using some Whisper White card stock and the Seasonal Layers thinlits to cut out some snowflakes.  I used glue dots and mini dimensionals. to add them to the card front.  To finish off the card I used the ribbon and made a bow that was added using glue dots.  Here is the completed Cute Snowman Handmade Card.

Are you always looking for cute snowmen for your cards? Check out this one I used to create my Cute Snowman Handmade Card. Click the photo for the information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Isn't this snowman super cute? He makes a great Cute Snowman Handmade Card. Get all the information by clicking the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

How to Make Easy Christmas Cards at Home

Happy Friday Everyone ~ interested in learning How to Make Easy Christmas Cards at Home?

Today I am going to the pavilion to learn to play a new game of cards.  They have a group that gets together once a month on the third Friday to play Hand and Foot.  Now that I am to the point where I have some free time I am going today to learn how to play the game.  That will most of the afternoon but I will take some time to wash some more items and get them put away.  I am tired of looking at boxes so want to get them straight.

I have another Christmas card for you today and I love this one.  It is the perfect card to send to kids.  I began with a Whisper White card base and added a panel of Real Red.  I cut a strip of 1″ x 4″ piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper and added it down the right hand side about 1 1/4″ from the side using Tear & Tape.  I then cut a piece of Basic Black card stock that was 1″ x 5 1/4″.  This was added across the bottom of the red panel about 1″ up from the bottom.  Using Gold Glimmer paper I cut a 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle.  I added this to the Basic Black strip where it intersected with the Sparkle Glimmer paper using Tear & Tape.  To make it look like a buckle I cut a 3/4″ x 3/4″ square of Basic Black and added it to the center of the Gold Glimmer paper rectangle using glue dots.  For my sentiment I stamped the outline using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then stamped the “Ho Ho Ho” in the center of the outline using Real Red ink.  The Everyday Label punch was used to punch it out.  It was then added to the card front in the upper left hand corner using dimensionals.  That is How to Make Easy Christmas Cards at Home.  Here is the completed creation.

Want to learn How to Make Easy Christmas Cards at Home? Here is one idea. Click the picture to get the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You have got to see how I used this stamp to make the cutest Christmas card. Click through to find out how.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation