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!

When Pigs Fly Piggy Card

Happy Monday stampers ~ Today’s creation is the cutest When Pigs Fly Piggy Card!

Well yesterday 2 other ladies and myself went to lunch and then to see Mama Mia.  This was put on by the local theater group.  They have had some great shows and today’s was no exception.  The cast did a fabulous job with the songs.  The theater had an issue with their air conditioning so it was pretty hot in there.  You would never know from the performance we received.  We thoroughly enjoyed it.  This by far was my favorite performance we have seen.

Today’s card was one I wanted to try when I saw that flying pig in the This Little Piggy stamp set.  I wanted to have him flying in the sky so I used my cloud Pattern Party decorative mask and some Balmy Blue ink to create a background of clouds.  A strip of the Silver metallic edge ribbon was added at the bottom.  This panel was attached to my Balmy Blue card base.  I stamped the flying pig using Powder Pink and colored his feet with a Crumb Cake marker.  Since there are not matching framelits I fussy cut him out.  I can’t wait to get my studio set up so I can use my Silhouette to cut out the images that I do not have framelits for!  This adorable pig was added to the card front using dimensionals.  Silver Glimmer paper and the Pretty Label punch was used to punch out the shape.  The sentiment ~ which by the way is perfect for this image ~ was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White using Balmy Blue ink.  I used the Pretty Label punch to punch out the sentiment to get the same shape but smaller.  To do this I put the sentiment into the punch and had the left hand side close to the stamped sentiment.  When you punch it your sentiment will be off center but then you reinsert the image from the top and have the sentiment close to the right hand side.  After you punch it you may have to trim up some of the scallops so they are clean but you end up with a smaller shape than the punch.  I added my sentiment to the Silver Glimmer paper using glue dots.  The layered sentiment piece was then attached to the card front on top of the ribbon using dimensionals.  Here is my completed When Pigs Fly Piggy Card.

When I saw this image in the This Little Piggy set I knew I had to create this card. This sentiment is perfect for my When Pigs Fly Piggy Card.


















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Have you seen a pig fly? Click the photo to see my version of When Pigs Fly Piggy Card.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Simple Quick DSP Card

Hello Everyone ~ I have a Simple Quick DSP card for you today.

I have some fun plans for today.  I am going to lunch and then to the local theater to see Mama Mia.  There have been other ladies in the neighborhood who saw the show last weekend and said it is very good.  I am looking forward to it.  Knowing I would not be home most of today, I had to get a lot done yesterday.  I managed to clean up some of my studio and worked on 2 projects I have to get finished.  One is almost done but I had to let my ribbon dry.  The other has been cut, punched, and stamped so I have t color it in.  I will work on the coloring in the evening while I watch TV.  I am not certain how much I will get done today as I have a color challenge card for a design team to get completed.  Once I get on a regular schedule I will be able to work ahead which will help.

Today is my 10 Minute Creation video series.  This card can easily be completed in 10 minutes or less.  I did use retired designer series paper and ribbon on my project.  I have so much retired paper and ribbon that I thought I would use some of it.  You can easily recreate this card using whatever supplies you have.  Here is the video for my Simple Quick DSP Card.




Isn’t that a great way to use some designer series paper strips?  Here is the photo of the card so you can see all the details.

Do you have a lot of designer series paper and need ways to use some of it? Here is an idea for a Simple Quick DSP card.


















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Click the photo to see how this image is part of the Simple Quick DSP card I created.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I hope you have ordered everything you want out of the current catalog.  A lot of items are sold out.  If there is anything you absolutely must have, now is the time to order it.  Have a Sensational Sunday and did you like my Simple Quick DSP Card idea?



Coloring Accented Blooms

Hello Everyone ~ I used alcohol markers for my Coloring Accented Blooms creation.

Well I got my paperwork signed and sent out, my house swiffered, and I played cards yesterday afternoon.  Then last night I went to the pavilion for dinner.  All in all it was a pretty good day even if the morning was hectic.  Today I am going to go to the recycling center and then clean my studio.  I also want to work on a project I need to have done as well as make the little treat for the ladies who are coming to my class on Tuesday.  It is supposed to be really hot here so perfect day for staying inside.  I also need to finish reading my book for book club on Monday.  Great weekend to chill out!

My card today used the Accented Blooms stamp set.  This set is carrying over to the new catalog.  It is a great set and I love how it is perfect for coloring if you want or you can emboss and and do a monochromatic card.  I began by stamping the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then pulled out my alcohol markers and began coloring.  I attempted to do some shading on the larger flowers and then the smaller flowers I just highlighted the crease lines.  After I had it colored I fussy cut the image out.  I have a Silhouette Cameo that will be set up in my studio when I get the rest of storage units.  When I have that I won’t have to fussy cut if I don’t want to.  It will be nice to have that.  I took some Grapefruit Grove 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon and added it to the top of a piece of Grapefruit Grove designer series paper.  This panel was then added to a Whisper White card base.  The colored image was attached to the card base using dimensionals.  I used the Tailored Tag punch and Basic Black card stock to punch out the shape.  On scrap paper I used Grapefruit Grove ink to stamp the sentiment.  The sentiment was fussy cut and then added to the Basic Black shape.  It was then added to the space on the stamped image using dimensionals.  To finish off the card a bow was tied using the Grapefruit Grove 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon.  Here is my completed Coloring Accented Blooms creation.

Alcohol markers are great for coloring to add shading. Check out how I used them on my Coloring Accented Blooms card.


















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These cute images go with a flower image on the front of my card. If you want to see my Coloring Accents Blooms creation, click the photo.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Coloring Detailed Paper

Happy Friday Stampers ~ I have a technique video today with my Coloring Detailed Paper creation.

I managed to do my Facebook Live last night.  It has been almost 2 months since I did one.  It was interesting as I forgot half of what I was doing before.  I did get my cleaning done yesterday and discovered a problem under my kitchen sink.  I thought I had a leak but when I pulled everything out and cleaned it up I discovered my gallon of Distilled water had a pin hole in the bottom.  I transferred it to another container and then cleaned up the water.  I have the doors open so it can dry out under the sink.  Today I have to have papers witnessed and then I have to send them out.  Then we are playing cards.  This evening we are going to dinner at the pavilion.  Somewhere in there I have to dust and swiffer the floors.  It will be a busy day!

I have my Fast & Fabulous video today.  I had some issues with this card but I have solutions for you to make it easier for you.  After you get the paper colored, flip it over onto a small piece of Glad Press & Seal so it sticks to the paper.  This is a plastic food wrap you can get in the grocery store in the food wrap aisle.  Then you can apply glue to the back of the detailed paper.  When you have your glue on it, you can easily flip it over and center it onto your card front easily.  When you have it centered, you can press it onto your card front and carefully pull the Glad Press & Seal away.  Here is the video showing you how I created the Coloring Detailed Paper.




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

Are you looking for a new way to use the laser cut detailed paper you have? Check out the video of how I created this Coloring Detailed Paper creation.


















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These images match the laser cut paper on the card front. Click through to see the Coloring Detailed Paper creation.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I hope you have some fun plans for this weekend.  Be thinking of me while I am cleaning my studio.  Have a Fabulous Friday and if you have some of this laser cut paper give my Coloring Detailed Paper a try.




Soft Sayings Card Kit Alternatives

Good Morning Everyone ~ I have a few Soft Sayings Card Kit Alternatives to share today.

Well I paid a visit to the kennel yesterday.  I still don’t know what to do.  The girl who gave me the tour was very nice and she could see how Bijou was reacting and was nervous while we were there.  I basically have 3 options ~ board her at the kennel in the baby room where she will be in a crate all day, board her at the kennel in a suite where she would be in a room with a doggie bed, TV, and her own outside area if she wants to go out, or contact the lady who I used through Rover that kept her at her apartment.  I have several weekend things coming up so I need to make a decision to see what I am going to do and get the dates lined up.

Today I am sharing a few more alternative cards I made using the Soft Sayings Card Kit.  This is a great kit with some fabulous sayings that I will continue to use even after it retires in June.  The first card uses one of the gray striped note cards.  I stamped the flowers using Berry Burst ink and the leaves using Tranquil Tide ink.  I fussy cut them out.  The banner for the sentiment is from the kit and I just stamped the sentiment using Berry Burst ink.  Using a piece of Tear & Tape I added some gold thread to the card and then attached the flowers and leaves using dimensionals on top.  The sentiment was added to the bottom using dimensionals also.  Here is the card.

Do you use kits? Here is a quick idea for a Soft Saying Card Kit Alternatives using one of the note cards.















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Check out how I used this image for a Soft Sayings Card Kit Alternatives note card creation by clicking the photo.












For another alternative I made a full size card.  One of the bases in the kit has a green swished background.  I used the base and one of the flower frames for the top.  Using my Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist markers I colored the flowers and leaves.  I attached this to the card front using tape runner and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped a sentiment from the kit using Berry Burst ink at the bottom.  Here is my second Soft Sayings Card Kit Alternatives idea.

Are you just starting out with stamping and have limited supplies? Card kits are a great deal. Check out these Soft Saying Card Kit Alternatives ideas.



















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Isn't this image great. Click through to see my Soft Sayings Card Kit Alternatives ideas.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be spending time in my studio today to get it organized and my retiring items separated out.  I also need to clean.  I hope you have some fun plans for today.  Have a Great Day and you could easily C.A.S.E. my Soft Sayings Card Kit Alternatives using other supplies!