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!

Thinking of You Card

Hello Everyone ~ need a masculine Thinking of You Card?

Well yesterday I managed to get my apartment cleaned with Barb’s help.  Today I will work on the kitchen and get get it finished.  I had done most of it but left a few countertops to use and did not touch the refrigerator.  I will do the refrigerator today and pack up all the things that are left.  I will also pack my car with what I have left other than my suitcase.  That will leave me my bathroom to clean on Monday morning as well as take the blow up mattress apart.  I will then request a walk through to see if everything is ok.  I will then turn in my keys and will head to my temporary residence for the week.  I am hoping I can get the occupancy permit later this week so I can move in and at least stay at my house.  I have to head to Jess’ the week after as we are having Zoie’s birthday party.  I am hoping to find a dog sitter so I don’t have to take Bijou with me.  She gets car sick so I have to medicate her which I don’t like.  I will have a better idea at the end of next week.

I am having a heck of a time with my computer.  For some reason Firefox will not let me Pin to Pinterest or SUDSOL.  It also was giving me issues with downloading.  I spent over an hour struggling with this.  So frustrating.  Then I went to upload my video for today’s card and for some reason I do not have the video showing how I made the card.  I also discovered another one of my videos was not there.  So yesterday was not a good technology day for me.  I will be contacting Firefox to see what the issue could be.  I do not want to have to use another browser as I like Firefox but if it will not allow me to do what I need to do I will have to switch.

For today’s card I had this idea to make a masculine card.  The twist was I wanted to use a stamp set that most of the time you see as a feminine card.  I pulled out Wishing You Well set and looked at the bouquet image.  I saw wheat and decided to use it and use colors that would be considered masculine.  I stamped the image using Soft Suede ink.  Then using my Stitched Rectangles I cut out the image.  I mounted it onto a Shaded Spruce card base using dimensionals.  I did not want a ribbon on this since it was a masculine card so I decided to use a piece of linen thread.  I tied a knot and attached it with a glue dot.  I stamped the simple sentiment at the bottom right hand corner using the Shaded Spruce ink.  Here is my completed Thinking of You Card.

This is a great simple masculine Thinking of You Card. Make sure you click the photo for all the details.




















inside of card and envelope

Isn't this a great image for a masculine card. Click on the photo to see the details and the front of the card.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Clean and Simple Handmade Flowers

Hello Everyone ~ I have an adorable Clean and Simple Handmade Flowers creation for you today.

This will be short and sweet.  The movers came today and I have a bare apartment.  I am tired as I also meet an HVAC person at the house for a second opinion.  I am sure I will be asleep (as will Bijou as she was all over the place today) before it gets to late.  I am cleaning the apartment today so that everything will be done so I can turn in my keys on Monday.  I am then staying with a friend until I either get into the house or have to head back to Maryland for Zoie’s birthday party.

Today’s card uses some stamps from the Swirly Bird stamp set that usually get overlooked.  I decided to use the cute little flower image to create a row of flowers across a piece of card stock.  The stems were stamped using Granny Apple Green.  I then stamped the flower heads using Flirty Flamingo and Mango Medley.  I took this card stock and layered it onto a piece of Mango Medley that was cut a little larger.  This panel was then layered onto a piece of Flirty Flamingo that was a little larger.  For the card base, I used Mango Medley and added a piece of Whisper White.  A strip of Garden Impressions designer series paper was added to the lower half of the Whisper White card front panel.  The flower panels were added to the card base using dimensionals.  To add some extra interest I used a sequin and pearl from a retired sprinkles set to the center of each flower.  Here is the completed Clean and Simple Handmade Flowers creation.

Nothing says Spring like some simple flowers. Check out these Clean and Simple Handmade Flowers I used on my card front by clicking the picture.














inside of card and envelope

Don't you just love this cute row of flowers? See how I made the card front of my Clean and Simple Handmade Flowers creation by clicking the photo.











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Washi Tape Background For a Card

Happy Friday Everyone ~ got a lot of washi tape you can used for this Washi Tape Background For a Card idea?

Well today is moving day.  The movers will be here this morning to take almost all of my stuff and put it in storage for a few weeks until the house is completed.  I have been busy packing everything up and it has been a crazy time.  I got everything packed and ready to go.  They say it will take about 4 1/2 hours to clear out my apartment.  I will be staying here on a blow up mattress until Monday when I turn in my keys.  I have a friend who is letting me stay in her house until I have to go home for Zoie’s birthday.  That give me another week to get the issue settled.

Today is my Fast & Fabulous video day!  I wanted to play with my washi tape and an idea I saw online.  Here is the video showing  how I created my Washi Tape Background For a Card creation.




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

Would you like some washi tape ideas for your cardmaking? Click to watch my video showing how I used Washi Tape Background For a Card..



















inside of card and envelope

Make sure you click through to see my washi tape background for a card idea.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Punched Flower using Blossom Builder Punch

Hello Everyone ~ Check out my Punched Flower using Blossom Builder Punch to see a cute flower.

Well I managed to get all the packing completed I wanted to get done.  As of today I have the kitchen to finish packing.  It looks so bare in here now.  After tomorrow it will be really bare as I will only have the bare minimum left until I have to move out on Monday.  I will spend my weekend doing my not so favorite thing ~ cleaning.  It will be easy as there will not be anything in the rooms.

Are you excited that it is the first day of Spring?  I know I am!  I am ready for some color with flowers as well as days where we don’t need a coat or jacket.  In honor of the first day of Spring, I have a pretty punched flower today.  I pulled out my Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and the Blossom Builder Punch to create a pretty flower card.  I began by using a second generation stamping of the solid flower stamp using Highland Heather.  Next I stamped the second stamp in the series using Highland Heather.  Finally I stamped the outline of the stamp using Gorgeous Grape.  This gave me the petal with some dimension.  I repeated this process 4 other times so I had 5 petals total.  The punch was used to punch out the petals.  I used glue dots to put my flower together by adding 1 petal over top the second petal.  I then completed the rest of the flower by overlapping each petal watching my spacing so when I got back to the first petal the petals all formed a complete flower.  I then used the same procedure using Mint Macaron for the leaves.  Once I had them punched out, I added the leaves to the back of the flower.  To add some interest I took a panel of Whisper White and embossed it using the Tufted embossing folder.  I added the panel to a Highland Heather card base.  The flower was attached to the center of the card front using glue dots.  For the flower center, I used the small flower on the punch and some Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  This was attached using glue dots.  For my sentiment I used one in the set and stamped it in Highland Heather.  I trimmed around the sentiment and then cut a piece of Highland Heather a little larger.  I attached the 2 layers and then added them to my card in the lower right hand corner using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Punched Flower using Blossom Builder Punch creation.

Do you have a flower punch you don't use very often? Take a look at how I created my Punched Flower using Blossom Builder Punch by clicking the photo.

















inside of card and envelope

If you liked my stamped flower you should see the front of the card. Click the photo to see my Punched Flower using Blossom Builder Punch.













Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Hand Stamped Flowers from Stampin’ Up

Hello Stampers ~ I have some fun Hand Stamped Flowers from Stampin’ Up for you today.

Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of Spring?  I know you are probably ready for it just like I am.  We are supposed to be in the low 60’s so it will be nice.  I am just glad we have not had rain for the last week.  I managed to get a lot of my craft room packed up yesterday.  Today I am headed to Lowe’s to get some more boxes as I need some larger ones than I have.  I also have to get an adjustable wrench to take my headboard and footboard off my bed.  My goal today is to finish my craft room, pack the last of my clothes, and pack my bathroom.  Then that will leave the kitchen to finish up (Barb packed up a lot of it last week) on Thursday.  I will then be ready for the movers on Friday.  It will be a busy day today!

I had a stamp set that I didn’t know what I was going to do for my One Color Wonder video today.  I began by looking at the stamp set images to see what I could come up with.  Wait until you see my cute retro flowers I made using the stamp set.  Here is the video of my card.




Here is the photo of the card so you can see those cute retro flowers.

Do you like retro flowers? Check out my Hand Stamped Flowers from Stampin' Up by clicking through.



















inside of card and envelope

Do you love these cute retro flowers? See the video showing how I made them by clicking the photo.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  What plans do you have for today?  I hope it involves getting inky and having some fun.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and did you enjoy my retro flowers on my Hand Stamped Flowers from Stampin’ Up creation?