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!

Daffodils mean Spring is around the corner!

Hello Stampers ~ to me Daffodils mean Spring is around the corner!

Today will be a busy day.  Remi has gymnastics class this morning and then her birthday party is in the afternoon.  I went to Zoie’s class last night.  It is amazing how these teachers can take 30 active kids and keep them under control in a room full of soft cushions.  They did 3 rotations.  The first rotation were the balance beams.  They were doing forward rolls on the low beams, jumps on the middle beams and walking forward and backward on the tall beams.  The next rotation involved walk overs and jumping from the floor to the top of a foam board.  The last rotation worked on jumping on a spring board and doing a forward flip.  I was amazed at what she was doing.  She really enjoys the class.  It will be interesting to see what Remi does today.

I had not played with the You’re Inspiring stamp set in quite a while.  I love the daffodil image in this set.  I stamped the image onto the Whisper White card base front.  I used Calypso Coral to color the trumpet part of the flower.  I don’t know what the name of this daffodil is but it is a favorite of mine.  I then colored the leaves using Old Olive and a blender pen.  To highlight the flowers I decided to take a panel of Calypso Coral and using the die from Eclectic Layers I cut out a space big enough for the flowers to show through.  I had to position the die in various spots to get the center to cut out enough for the daffodils to show.  Once I had the cut out big enough, I added the Calypso Coral panel to the card base using dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings onto a scrap of Whisper White and flagged the end.  A piece of the Old Olive 1/8″ sheer ribbon was tied on the end away from the flag.  I added the sentiment using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Daffodils mean Spring is around the corner creation.

I am always looking for ways to extend my supplies. Wait until you see how I used metal die cut shapes for the front of this creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am always looking for ways to extend my supplies. Wait until you see how I used metal die cut shapes for the front of this creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Wishing You Well in Pink and Green

Happy Friday Stampers ~ I have a pretty feminine card using Wishing You Well in Pink and Green.

Today I an appointment but it got canceled.  I am not sure what I will do as Jess has her day off.  I know Zoie has gymnastics this evening so I will be going to that.  I will find something to do or even just relax for the day.  I did bring my book to read so I might work on that.  I may also have to help Jess with preparations for Remi’s party tomorrow.  I am just glad that I am not dealing with the snow and ice they had on Wednesday.

Today is my Fast & Fabulous creation video.  I opted to do a pretty feminine card today.  Pink and green is a pretty color combination if you get the right colors.  I decided to use Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron for my creation today.  I will have to try some other pinks and greens to see what I can come up with for other color combos.  I wanted a simple image to go with the color combo so I used Wishing You Well.  Here is the video showing you how I created my Wishing You Well in Pink and Green creation.

 

 

 

Here is the photo of the card so you can see all the pretty details.

Are you looking for a hand crafted card for special lady? Check out this idea by clicking to see the video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you looking for a hand crafted card for special lady? Check out this idea by clicking to see the video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Fancy Card Front

Hello Stampers ~ I have a great Fancy Card Front for you today.

Well I am headed to Jess’ today.  They had some snow yesterday but it is supposed to be around 50 today so most of it will be melted by the time I get there.  We are having Remi’s birthday party on Saturday.  Both girls have gymnastics this weekend ~ Zoie’s is Friday evening and Remi’s is Saturday morning.  I will be going to both classes so I can see them.  This will be my first time seeing their classes.  I am excited.  If I can I will get some pictures to share with you.

I saw this idea for a card online from another company.  They had used dies to create the cut at the top and the bottom.  I did not have a thinlit that would give me the shape so I cut it by hand.  I began by stamping my flowers using first and second generation stamping of the flowers. Now it was time to cut the shape at the top.  Once I cut the top shape, I flipped it over and cut the bottom shape to mimic the top shape.  I then used a piece of Basic Black and attached it to the top and bottom and used the same shape to cut the black so it was a small layer to highlight the shape on the Whisper White.  Once I had the panel created I added it to a piece of the Botanical Butterfly black and white designer series paper.  This piece was then added to a Melon Mambo layer.  These layered panels were added to a Whisper White card base.  The sentiment was stamped using Melon Mambo and a Black Organdy glitter ribbon was tied in a bow and added to the flowers using a glue dot.  To finish up the card some rhinestones were added.  Here is the completed Fancy Card Front creation.

I have a unique handmade card design with my creation. I love the way the black highlights the shape of the cut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have a unique handmade card design with my creation. I love the way the black highlights the shape of the cut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

On the Edge Die Cutting

Hello Everyone ~ I have a soft On the Edge Die Cutting idea for you today.

I hope you are all staying warm and dry today.  Many areas will be having snow, sleet, and rain.  We will have rain off and on today and for the next few days.  I am hoping to spend the day finishing up projects before I leave tomorrow.  I have some cards I need to finish up and a design team card I need to complete.  I have my cards and videos completed through next week other than the design team card I need to do.  I am taking it easy each day as I am trying to shake this cough.  I may have to meet another landscaper at the house today but won’t know that for a bit.  If I do then that will change things.  I hope if I do it will be in the morning so I have the afternoon for doing all my tasks.

I have a One Color Wonder creation for you today.  I decided to try some On the Edge Die Cutting to see what the effect would have on a card front.  I had some technical difficulties and my video stopped.  What I did was to explain all the steps I did with the hints I had shared for the cards creation.  Here is the video showing how I created my card.

 

 

 

Here is the photo so you can see the details of the stamping.

Have you tried die cut cards? Here is an idea for a pretty On the Edge Die Cutting card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Have you tried die cut cards? Here is an idea for a pretty On the Edge Die Cutting card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Don’t forget to check out my Exclusively Cards offering.  It is a great online class and has been very popular!  You can find the information here.  Don’t miss this great class!  Have a Terrific Tuesday and what edgelits will you be using to make your version of my On the Edge Die Cutting card?

 

 

Botanical Butterfly in Lemon Lime Twist

Hello Stampers ~ Stampin’ Up has a lot of butterflies right now and I used them for my Botanical Butterfly in Lemon Lime Twist card today.

Well I managed to get some cards finished yesterday.  Not as many as I would have liked as I had to read some of the book we were discussing in book club last night.  I also took a nap.  For some reason I cannot shake the runny nose and cough with this cold.  Just when I think I have turned a corner, everything fills up again.  I am hoping I can get rid of most of it before I leave on Thursday.  If anyone has any hints pass them my way as I am drinking lots of water to help flush it out of my system.  I have some errands to run today and will stop by the house.  I am hoping they have started painting the inside so I can see the color.  I am getting anxious to see the kitchen finished so I can see the granite with the backsplash.  Hopefully it will be soon.

The Botanical Butterfly designer series paper has gorgeous butterflies on it.  The best part is the fact that the butterflies can be punched out with the Butterfly Duet punch.  I used the punch to punch out one of the purple and lime butterflies.  I used the lime color to stamp some of the dots and splatter from the Butterfly Gala stamp set onto a Whisper White panel.  This panel was mounted onto a piece of the Lemon Lime Twist gingham gala designer series paper.  These panels were then added to a Whisper White card base.  I used some of the retired black metallic thread to add some loops to the card and the punched butterfly was added on top.  To finish off the card, some rhinestones were added to the body of the butterfly.  Here is my completed Botanical Butterfly in Lemon Lime Twist creation.

The butterfly suite from Stampin' Up is great for home made cards. Look at this adorable card using the Botanical Butterfly designer series paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The butterfly suite from Stampin' Up is great for home made cards. Look at this adorable card using the Botanical Butterfly designer series paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am hoping to get some play time today after my errands.  What will you do today?  Have a Terrific Tuesday and wasn’t my Botanical Butterfly in Lemon Lime Twist a clean and simple card.