Fast and Fabulous Seasonal Layers Dies

Happy Friday Everyone ~ my quick video today is for a Fast and Fabulous Seasonal Layers Dies idea.

Today is Remi’s Christmas program.  I am excited to see how she does this year.  In the past she knew all the songs and actions and did a great job.  I am sure she will do a fabulous job this year also.  After the program the girl’s dad is taking them for the weekend so that means Jess and I will have the day to wrap their presents and she got them new bunk beds so she wants to get them set up before they come back on Sunday.  Sounds like we will be doing some assembly this weekend.  I did bring things with me to work on as I will have a lot of down time so I can work on those also.  Tomorrow I am doing a craft fair with a friend as we both want to see if we can get rid of some of our stuff that is left from our previous craft fairs.  Wish us luck!

Are you ready for another Fast & Fabulous idea?  I hope you enjoy these quick videos showing you how to make the card in a few minutes as I know we are all busy.  Let me know if you enjoy these videos and especially the Fast and Fabulous Seasonal Layers Dies creation.

 

 

 

I know you want to see the details on the card, so here is the photo.

Isn't this a pretty card? I just love this color for winter cards. Get the details for this Fast and Fabulous Seasonal Layers Dies creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snowflakes are great to watch fall. I love using them on my cards. See how the dies for these snowflakes were used for my Fast and Fabulous Seasonal Layers Dies card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some other ideas for snowflake cards.  This one uses another snowflake die.  Look at this card that uses those same snowflakes on the front.  I used the same dies from today’s card on this card also.  Hope you enjoyed these snowflake cards.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Magnolia Blooms All Occasion Idea

Hello Everyone ~ my Magnolia Blooms All Occasion Idea card today has a great layout that could be used for other ideas.

Well I am headed to Jess’ today.  I have to be there by 5 as I have to pick up the girls and take them to gymnastics.  I am going to try and leave as early as I can so I have some extra time to unpack some of the car and get Bijou’s crate out so I can put her in it while I am taking the girls to their class.  I did manage to get everything done I needed to do and the car packed last night so all I have to put in is my suitcase and a few other things.  I will fix my tea and take it with me so I can enjoy it while I am driving.  I am hoping I don’t have traffic or weather to deal with.  Cross your fingers for me!

I went back to the annual catalog for today’s card.  I thought I would create an All Occasion card using some of the Magnolia items.  I began with the Magnolia Blooms stamp set and stamped that large flower using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  To color the center of the flowers, I used a sponge dauber and inked up just the center.  The leaves were colored using a blender pen and ink in the top of the ink case.  The flowers were fussy cut which was easy as they are a large simple image.  To my Petal Pink card base, I added a panel of the Magnolia Lane designer series paper.  I chose to use the Mossy Meadow leaf print and cut it so there was a point in the center of the card.  The Delicate Lace dies were used to cut out the border which was attached to the leaf paper.  This panel was then added to the card front.  Dimensionals were used to attach the 2 magnolias.  To complete the card some pearls were added.  Here is the Magnolia Blooms All Occasion Idea.

A pretty card with a fun angled cut to create interest. Get the details for my Magnolia Blooms All Occasion Idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This magnolia image is so easy to color and the perfect size for your card. Check out the card front for the Magnolia Blooms All Occasion Idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like some other ideas for this magnolia set?  Look at this idea that uses the paper and image for a great Thank You card.  I combined a watercolor background with the same paper to create this card.   This stamp also looks great when created in vellum with this card.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am excited to see the girls as it has been almost 2 months since I saw them last.  I am sure it will be crazy this evening!  Have a Great Day and what other paper and stamp set could you use to C.A.S.E. this Magnolia Blooms All Occasion Idea?

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up This Little Piggy in Basic Gray

Hello Everyone ~ I struggled with today’s One Color Wonder idea but finally came up with this Stampin’ Up This Little Piggy in Basic Gray idea.

I wrapped all of Remi’s and Zoie’s presents Monday Evening.  I wrapped Jess’ gifts last night and packed them up to put in my car later today.  I also got a lot done yesterday.  I had to go to the post office and then went to Verizon over my bill.  It was more than what the guy quoted me and I need to find out why.  The guy I worked with was not there and he was supposed to call me.  I ended up calling and had to leave a message for him to call me.  After those errands I came home and had lunch then went to my studio.  I was able to finish up the last 12 Weeks of Christmas project, make 4 videos, and 3 cards.  Today I have 2 cards to make, pack up my craft fair items as I am doing a craft fair with a friend on Saturday, and pack my supplies I am taking with me to work on some things while I am at Jess’.  I also have to pack my clothes and then pack the car.  And somewhere in this day I have to go get Bijou’s medicine.  It will be a busy day today!

I have a One Color Wonder video for you today.  This one was a real challenge and I think it was because of the color.  I did manage to find a sketch challenge I could use which helped.  Here is the video showing how I created the Stampin’ Up This Little Piggy in Basic Gray.

 

 

 

Here is the photo so you can see the card better.

The images in this set are so cute. They make great children's cards. Check out this Stampin' Up This Little Piggy in Basic Gray idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This adorable pig is perfect for the children's card Stampin' Up This Little Piggy in Basic Gray. Get the information to make one yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These pigs are so fun to play with.  Check out this idea for the flying pig in the set.  This idea uses some designer series paper and embossing for a cute card.  Here is a fancy front idea that will surely bring a smile to your face.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Cross your fingers for me that I get everything done I need to do in a timely manner so I am not up late.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and do you like this Stampin’ Up This Little Piggy in Basic Gray idea?

 

 

To Every Season With Let It Snow

Hello Everyone ~ If you want some snow, check out my To Every Season With Let It Snow creation today.

I managed to make a couple of cards yesterday after my workshop.  I got my preorder so I used some of the new paper for both of them.  They will be posted next week.  I also got the bundle and paper I am planning on using for my tutorials for the 12 Weeks of Christmas.  Have you signed up for my newsletter to the right so you don’t miss these ideas?  Then last night I wrapped some Christmas gifts.  I have to send the ones I got for Jake out today so they get there on time.  I will be headed to the post office later today.  I also have to get more cards and videos made.  It will be a busy day for me as I need to start packing the car since I have a lot of stuff to take with me.

One of the sets I got in the last sale was the To Every Season bundle.  This bundle has snowflakes and a coordinationg punch.  I stamped the snowflakes using Pool Party ink.  I used the punch to punch out the small snowflakes and circle punches to punch the other snowflakes.  Sparkle glimmer paper was used to punch out circles and snowflakes to layer the snowflakes on.  They were layered using glue dots.  The sentiment from the stamp set was stamped in Real Red and then punched out with a circle punch.  A larger circle was punched from Real Red card stock and the 2 circles were layered.  To make the background, I took a piece of the Let it Snow dsp and mounted it onto a piece of Pool Party card stock.  This panel was added to a Whisper White card base. The snowflakes and sentiment were then added to the card base using glue dots and dimensionals.  Here is the completed To Every Season With Let I Snow creation.

Do you like playing with new sets like I do. I was excited when I got a stamp set that I could use to make this To Every Season With Let It Snow card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These snowflakes make the perfect snow card. Check out the To Every Season With Let It Snow creation to see how they were used for the card front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Let it Snow dsp has some great patterns.  Check out this idea that uses one of the images from the designer series paper.  One of the patterns has mittens and hats all over it and was perfect with the Buffalo Check background used for this idea.  The paper has a pattern that is all mini snowmen and was paired with a retired snowflake die for this fun card.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Beautiful Friendship in Flirty Flamingo

Hello Everyone ~ a pretty soft colored Beautiful Friendship in Flirty Flamingo idea for you today.

I was in high gear yesterday.  I had a lot to do and I had to get it done.  I managed to clean my bathroom, make the rest of the cards I need for this week, prepped for my workshop today, and did some laundry.  I also did a few other jobs.  I was pretty busy all day but did take a few breaks here and there.  Today after my workshop I will be wrapping presents and packing them in bags to put in my car later this week when I head to Maryland.  I also want to work on some more cards for my blog.  My preorder is coming today so I will play with some of those things so I have some things to share that will show you what you can expect when the new catalog begins on January 3rd.

I played with some soft colors today as I wanted to take a break from all the holiday and winter cards.  That meant I had to find some soft colors to play with.  I began with Soft Sea Foam and went looking for another color to use with it.  Since I was going to use the Beautiful Friendship stamp set, I had to come up with a color for the flower.  I opted to use Flirty Flamingo and then decided to use Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.  I stamped my flower towards the bottom of my Whisper White panel using the Flirty Flamingo.  Then using the hydrangea stamp in the set and Soft Sea Foam ink I stamped the hydrangea around the edge of the flower.  I made sure to use the area of the stamp that would stamp lighter so that it would add some texture more than a defined image.  The leaves were then added with the Pear Pizzazz ink using a double stamping technique where you stamp the image and then shift the stamp slightly and stamp again without reinking the stamp.  The stamped panel was then added to a Pear Pizazz panel and then added to a Soft Sea Foam panel.  I chose to use a Flirty Flamingo card base and used the Subtle embossing folder for the front.  Some Fold Metallic thread was wound around my fingers then added to back of the image panel using glue dots and Tear & Tape.  The stamped panel was then attached to the card front using dimensionals.  Here is my completed Beautiful Friendship in Flirty Flamingo.

This soft color card is the perfect All Occasion idea. Check out the details for my Beautiful Friendship in Flirty Flamingo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Look at this soft image. It makes a great soft color Beautiful Friendship in Flirty Flamingo creation. Don't miss the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a very versatile stamp set.  Check out this clean and simple ideaThis idea uses the Rococo Rose ink as the main focus.  And make sure you look at this watercolor technique to see how it makes a pretty card.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  It is going to rain this morning so I hope it clears up by the afternoon.  If not it will be a great day to spend in my studio.  Have a Marvelous Monday and did you like the soft colors used for the Beautiful Friendship in Flirty Flamingo creation?