Leave a Little Sparkle Fast and Fabulous

Hello Everyone ~ a cute Leave a Little Sparkle Fast and Fabulous card is my card to share with you today.

I hope you are all doing well and surviving the quarantine.  I know it may be hard for some of you but now is the perfect time to try a new technique or play with your coloring.  Pull out your supplies and make a card!  Then send that card to someone who might need a hug or someone you normally see a regular basis but can’t right now.  I also know that now many of us are not motivated to do much of anything.  If you are struggling for ideas, check out some of my previous cards and C.A.S.E. them.  That will get you started and give you some ideas.  Remember if you do not have the set I used, substitute with a set you have ~ ex.: I used the Daisy Lane set you could easily use a flower set you have!  If I can be of any help, please let me know.  Sometimes another head is all it takes!

I have another Fast & Fabulous card for you today.  This one is a card I made to send to Zoie for her birthday.  Since I can’t see the girls I am sending them cards on a regular basis.  We also do a lot of Facetiming so we can see each other.  What are you doing to keep in contact with your loved ones?  Here is the video for the Leave a Little Sparkle Fast and Fabulous creation.

 

 

 

Here is the photo so you can see the background a little better.

This card makes a great birthday card for a little girl. You can see the video for how to make this Leave a Little Sparkle Fast and Fabulous creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This image makes a great card. I added some Wink of Stella as unicorns need sparkle. Check out the video for the Leave a Little Sparkle Fast and Fabulous creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need some other ideas for kids cards, check out these.  This one is great for a boy.  If you have a child who loves reading, this little pig reminds me of Charlotte’s Web.  And how about this idea for a child who loves animals.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Forever Blossoms Friend

Hello Everyone ~ I have a quick and easy Forever Blossoms Friend creation to share with you today.

After my scheduled commitments yesterday I spent some time cutting up sheets to give to the ladies who are sewing masks in our neighborhood.  The ladies have made over 1,000 masks that they have donated to various doctor’s offices, nursing homes, hospitals in our area.  Now they are sewing masks to send to New York for the health care workers to wear under their regular approved masks.  This will give them an extra layer of protection since they have to wear those masks several days due to the shortage.  We have a fabulous community here!  Today I have the HVAC company coming to service my equipment.  I have been in my house a year so I needed to set up something to ensure my heating and cooling systems.  I will also be working in my craft room.  I have a couple of projects I want to work on.

Yesterday I told you about a new suite that will be available in the upcoming annual catalog.  I have ordered this suite and can’t wait for it to get here.  This suite is gorgeous and I can’t wait to play with it.  Here is a video showing you the different elements of this suite!

 

 

Today’s creation is a simple card but very pretty.  I began with a Balmy Blue card base.  I embossed the front using the Subtle embossing folder.  A piece of Crumb Cake card stock was cut using the Nature’s Thoughts dies.  Some of the flowers from the Forever Blossoms stamp set were stamped using the Balmy Blue ink.  I also stamped some of the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink.  I used my pencils to color the images in and then the coordinating dies were used to cut them out.  The leaves were added to the flowers using glue dots and then they were clustered on the Crumb Cake panel using dimensionals.  The sentiment is in the Forever Blossoms stamp set and I stamped it using Early Espresso ink.  The Whisper White crinkled seam binding was wrapped around the top and a bow was added.  This panel was attached to the card front using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Forever Blossoms Friend creation.

This is a pretty card and perfect to send to that special friend. Get the details for the Forever Blossoms Friend creation so you can make your version!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Have you used the Forever Blossoms stamp set? It has some great images. Learn how I used these images to create my Forever Blossoms Friend creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you need some feminine card ideas?  Check out this one that uses the Magnolia Blooms stamp set.  This idea is monochromatic but still very pretty.  Check out this idea that makes a pretty cut edge card.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile

Hello Everyone ~ The Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile card was a real challenge for me.

Can you believe it is April 1st?  Time is standing still with the quarantine in place.  I hope you are taking time to be creative.  Did you know Stampin’ Up has released a suite that will be in the upcoming new Annual Catalog?  The Ornate Garden is a beautiful set of products that has some fabulous dies.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this suite to play with it.  Here is a picture showing all the different pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the next few days I will be sharing the different elements with you and once my products get here I will play with them and share my creations with you.

Well I did absolutely nothing creative yesterday.  I went to pick up fabric to cut to masks our development is making, then went to the recycling center, and finally to the grocery store.  After that I basically sat in my chair and listened to videos for a couple of groups I am in.  After a while I said I was going to my studio and play but when I looked at the time it was 5.  Needless to say that did not happen.  I have a couple of things going on today so not sure I will get up there to play.  I will be playing catch up on Thursday!

I was not thrilled with the color I had to use today.  Terracotta Tile is not one color I use very often.  In fact I am not sure I have used it before today.  I did create a great card I think.  Here is the video for my Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile creation.

 

 

Here is the photo of the card

Can you believe this card uses one color? Check out how I got all the different shades for my Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These images use the same color. I used the idea to create my Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile. Check out the video to see how.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have used the Beautiful Bouquet set quite often.  This card was a C.A.S.E. of the catalog and is a very pretty color combination.  Here is another idea that uses the same idea for the dies.  Here is a great quick and easy card that uses this set and dies.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  It is supposed to rain all day today.  Perfect day to do something creative!  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and what do you think of my Beautiful Bouquet in Terracotta Tile creation?

 

 

 

Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow

Hello Everyone ~ have you tried partial de cutting that I used for my Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow card?

I was so excited yesterday.  I did a surprise Facebook Live and did a One Sheet Wonder.  I used a 6″ x 6″ piece of designer series paper and made 6 cards.  The cards were very pretty and I loved them.  Now I have some more cards to mail out!  I have another Facebook Live scheduled for Thursday evening.  We will be doing another fancy fold.  I have found several easy ones that I wanted to share.  Join us and let’s have some fun!

At Hand Stamped Sentiments our challenge is a color challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aren’t these colors fabulous!  I was a little worried as to how I was going to use them but I decided they would be good to use for flowers.  I wanted to add some pizzazz to my card so I decided to use partial die cutting for the edge.  I took a 3″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock and using Memento Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the image 2 times side by side.  Using the markers in our color challenge I colored the flowers.  Then using the coordinating die I added it to the image and taped it in place.  The paper was placed on the magnetic platform and the cutting plate was added to the bottom covering only the lower portion of the die.  I ran it through my Big Shot then moved the die to the other image and repeated the procedure.  When finished the bottom of the panel was cut in the outline of the stamped image.  This piece was added to a Poppy Parade card base.  To finish the card I took the Whisper White polka dot tulle ribbon and wrapped it around the bottom and tied a bow.  Here is the completed Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow.

Check out this adorable card! It uses a fun technique for the edge. Get all the details for the Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This colored image was used for a great technique. Don't miss the Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This stamp set is one of my favorite to play with.  This card uses the same image and colored it in blues.  This idea uses glycerin to color the image.  I embossed the image and then used the white pencil to color it and then added color on top.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

 

Make sure you check what the other ladies created using these colors.  I am sure there will be some great ideas at Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Crafting Challenges.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be cutting material for masks today to help out the ladies in the neighborhood who are sewing them.  After that I will be working on some cards I need for a class and making my sample for the Facebook Live on Thursday evening!  What plans do you have?  Have a Terrific Tuesday and what do you think of the technique for the Partial Cut Edge Bloom and Grow card?

 

 

 

Happy Birthday with Candle Embellishments

Hello Everyone ~ A simple birthday card idea is my share today with the Happy Birthday with Candle Embellishments creation.

Today is National Doctor’s Day!  So appropriate with all we are going through today.  If you see a doctor make sure you thank them for their hard work.  You can even flood Facebook with all kinds of thanks!

I spent the entire day in my studio yesterday.  It was a lot of fun.  I got all my cards and videos for this week completed.  I made a list of all I had to do and slowly crossed it off.  Today I am going to work on the baby blanket I got for Jake.  I found material with soccer balls all over it.  I hemmed it the other day and now I have to add the blanket stitch around it.  Once I finish it I can mail it out to Michaela.  Josh is a big soccer fan and does a podcast for the LA Galaxy so he is going to love it!

There are only 2 days left for Sale-a-bration.  If there is an item you want, place your order today or tomorrow so you don’t miss out.  I will tempt you with today’s share.  I began by stamping the cake using Memento ink.  I then used my pencils to color it in.  I was going to stamp the sentiment at the bottom so pulled out my Itty Bitty Greetings set and mounted my sentiment.  Image my surprise when I stamped it and looked at it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did not pay attention to the entire word and grabbed the wrong one.  That meant I had to fix the mistake.  I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White.  I used my favorite retired banner punch to flag the ends.  I added this strip over the mistake using dimensionals.  This panel was added to a piece of Daffodil Delight.  The panel was then mounted onto a Call Me Clover card base.  To finish off the card I added a candle embellishment in the upper left hand corner.  Here is the completed Happy Birthday with Candle Embellishments.

Isn't this just the nicest birthday card? It is so easy to do with the Sale-a-bration set Happy Birthday to You. I made a mistake and you can see how I fixed it on the Happy Birthday with Candle Embellishments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This image made the best birthday card. Check out the details and how I fixed a mistake on the Happy Birthday with Candle Embellishments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you see these ideas using the Happy Birthday to You set?  This one uses the great flowers from the set for a fun note card.  Here is another idea for those pretty flowers!  Here is a pretty feminine card that is perfect for any occasion.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation