Flower Inspiration Idea

Hello Everyone ~ I have a bright, fun Flower Inspiration Idea to share with you today.

I got my one project I needed to complete done!  Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It feels so good to have that completed.  Now I have 2 more projects I need to get completed.  I feel like I am missing something and I hope I don’t come up on the deadline and have to rush to get it finished.

Today I have some packages to mail out so I will go to the post office.  Then I will work on my other projects I have to get completed.  I think I need to make a list again so I can see what I have to get done!

We have an Inspiration Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Crafting Challenges  blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I looked at the photo the daisies jumped out at me as well as the hibiscus in the upper left hand corner.  I decided to use these and my punches to create some flowers.  Once my flowers were all made I decided to put it on a black background.  Wait til you see how the flowers pop on the black background.

Features of the card

  • card base ~ Mango Melody – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 /14′
  • Basic Black card stock layer ~ 4″ x 5 1/4″ and scrap for flower centers using Poppy Moments dies and 1/2″ circle punch
  • Balmy Blue ~ small flowers cut out using the Well Written dies
  • Daffodil Delight ~ center of daisy with 1/2″ circle punch
  • Flirty Flamingo ~ flower using Four Petal Flower punch
  • Granny Apple Green ~ leaves using the Sprig punch
  • Mango Melody ~ flower using 1 3/8″ scallop circle punch
  • Whisper White ~ daisy using Medium daisy punch
  • rhinestones for the center of flowers

 

Look at how these flowers pop on the Basic Black background.  Lots of bright colors look fabulous on black.

These flowers are very bright and would be fun to receive. The Basic Black I used for the Flower Inspiration idea shows off the great flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorful flowers make a great card front. See how these cute flowers used the same color of the flowers I punched for the Flower Inspiration Idea card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Punched flowers are a great way to create a card front.  Here are some ideas.

 

Several of these punches are retiring on June 2nd.  Order them now so you don’t miss on these great punches.  Click the photo to go to the item in my online store.

 

Make sure you check out the other design team projects at Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Crafting Challenges blog to see how they were inspired by the Inspiration photo.  There are some great projects!

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  It is supposed to rain the next few days so it will be perfect to spend some time working on my projects.  Maybe I will get more done than I think I will.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and what do you think of the Flower Inspiration Idea card.

 

 

 

Flirty Flamingo Argyle

Hello Everyone ~ Happy Memorial Day and make sure you check out how  I combined several products for my Flirty Flamingo Argyle card today.

I managed to get most of the cards I need for this week designed yesterday.  I also made the 2 cards I need for my Facebook Live today and cut the paper for the 2 I will demonstrate.  I did not push myself but took my time.

Today I will be putting some catalogs I need to mail out together so I can go to the post office tomorrow.  I will also finish the cards I need for this week.  Then I am going to work on my schedule for the month.  I also have another project I need to finish up.

Sometimes when I don’t know what to make for my card I just start pulling elements I want to use.  That is what I did on this card.  I began with the Argyle embossing folder and then added the circle element from Painted Labels dies.  For my image I used the poppy flower from Painted Poppies.  Check out how I combined all these elements for my Flirty Flamingo Argyle creation.

Features of the card

  • card base ~ Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White layer ~ 4″ x 5 1/4″ – 2 pieces, one for the inside and one for the outside
  • Flirty Flamingo ~ 2″ x 5 1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam ~ 3″ x 3″
  • Soft Sea Foam ink
  • Poppy Parade and Soft Sea Foam markers
  • Argyle embossing folder

 

Learn how I used the supplies from above to create my Flirty Flamingo Argyle card.

Simple elements can make a great card. Adding some embossing and a circle is perfect for this Flirty Flamingo Argyle creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This poppy is easy to color with markers. See how I used it on the card front for my Flirty Flamingo Argyle creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The poppy set and dies are very popular.  Here are some other ideas I have created using the bundle.

 

The Poppies suite and stamp bundles retire on June 2nd.  Order now so you don’t miss these fun product to play with.  Here are all the supplies I used to create my cards.

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  They are calling for rain again later this week.  My lawn is finally drying out only to have more rain.  Looks like we may have a rainy summer this year.  Have a Marvelous Memorial Day Monday and would you have ever thought about using this color for my Flirty Flamingo Arglye card.

 

 

 

This Little Piggy Hogs and Kisses

Hello Everyone ~ wait until you see my kid’s This Little Piggy Hogs and Kisses card.

I have some changes I want to make to my videos.  I worked on them yesterday.  It started after my Facebook Live and it took the rest of the day for me to make 2 videos.  I have some ideas about how to make the process  easier.  Stay tuned for the changes.

Today I will be making the rest of my cards for this week.  I love making for the entire week so I can then work on other things.  I did spend a little time cleaning up my filming area.  Now I need to work on my stamping area.

I think you know I love making kids cards.  Zoie and Remi love getting them.  I was pulling my stamp sets that were retiring and saw the pun in the This Little Piggy stamp set.  I knew I had to use it for a card to send to Remi.  Don’t miss how I created Remi’s card using This Little Piggy Hogs and Kisses creation.

Features of the card

  • card base ~ Crumb Cake ~ 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Petal Pink layer ~ 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Perennial Essence dsp ~ 1 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Whisper White ~ 3/8″ strip
  • Crumb Cake ink for the pig and sentiment
  • Subtle Embossing folder for the card front

 

This card is very easy to make.  Here is the video to watch so you can see how I made it.

 

 

 

 

In order to make this card you need to see the details.  Check out the card front below.

This kids card is so cute and the pun is very popular with kids. Get the details and see the video for the This Little Piggy Hogs and Kisses card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This adorable pig makes the cutest kids cards. See the card front for This Little Piggy Hogs and Kisses creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want some other ideas using this set?

 

You don’t want to miss this cute stamp set.  Check out the supplies I used for my This Little Piggy Hogs and Kisses.  If you need help placing an order or have questions about how to use the host code, contact me and I will be glad to assist ~ [email protected]

 

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I turned on my air conditioning yesterday not because I was hot but because it was so humid in the house.  I will be setting the temperature a little high as it will be too cold it I don’t.  Have a Sensational Sunday and don’t miss out on this cute set I used for my This Little Piggy Hogs and Kisses card.

 

 

 

#ShopYourCraftStash With a Twist

Hello Stampers ~ I have a #ShopYourCraftStash With a Twist card today.

I was a stamping maniac yesterday. I stamped about 10 cards yesterday.  I even had time to play cards with Barb.  I had a lot to get done and I did it!

Today I have my Facebook Live this morning at 10:30 am EST.  I am taking a beginner card and stepping it up for an idea for the casual stamper, then stamping it up again for the avid stamper.  Grab your beverage of choice and join us as we have some stamping fun.  Here is the link to the page.

Facebook Page

My June class is going to use product from the Ornate Garden suite.  I thought it would be fun to put a twist on my #ShopYourCraftStash.  I started with the Ornate Garden designer series paper and went shopping in my stash for what I can use with it.  Daisy Lane was perfect.  Take a look at the the colors I used with the daisy paper for the #ShopYourCraftStash With a Twist creation.

  • card base ~ Terracotta Tile – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Ornate Garden dsp ~ daisy pattern – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Daisy Lane ~ large and small daisy – stamped using Crushed Curry and So Saffron
  • Large daisy punch
  • Medium daisy punch
  • Ornate Garden Ribbon combo pack ~ Old Olive
  • Gilded Gem ~ large for center of flower

I added the bow at an angle in the upper right hand corner.  Here is the photo so you can see how I added the bow.  Check out how I layered the flowers also.

Designer Series Paper can be a great focal image for a card. The #ShopYourCraftStash With a Twist uses the beautiful daisy paper and a punched daisy for a simple card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These 2 daisy images make the perfect layered daisy for the card front. Don't miss the #ShopYourCraftStash With a Twist to see this pretty card front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you seen my other ideas using this suite?

 

I bet you can’t wait to get your hands on the Ornate Garden designer series paper!  Here are all the products I used.  If you need help placing an order or have questions about how to use the host code, contact me and I will be glad to assist ~ [email protected]

 

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am hoping to work on my videos for next week after my Facebook Live this morning.  I will be using a new format so I am curious to see what you think.  Have a Super Saturday and wasn’t my #ShopYourCraftStash With a Twist a pretty daisy card?

 

 

 

Fast and Fabulous Butterfly Gala

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready for a Fast and Fabulous Butterfly Gala card?

I have never seen so much rain!  It rained all day yesterday, sometime hard.  We even had thunderstorms!  We are supposed to have more rain today and tomorrow I will be glad for Sunday as no rain!  Today I am working on some ideas in my studio and then I am going to play cards with Barb.

I love to play with color combos.  Today’s card uses a great combination that really pops.  Do you like to play with color?  What is your favorite color combination? Check out how I used 2 colors and a neutral with today’s Fast and Fabulous Butterfly Gala creation.

Features of the card

  • card base ~ Basic Gray – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White edged layer – 3″ x 5 1/4″
  • 2019 – 2021 In Color designer series paper ~ 2 1/4″ x 5 1/8″
  • scraps of Whisper White for stamping butterflies and punching
  • 2019 – 2021 In Color faceted dots ~ Rococo Rose
  • Basic Gray ink for butterfly wings
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink for butterfly bodies

I know you will want to see how I made this beautiful card so here is the video for you to watch.

 

 

Check out how the edgelit adds just the right touch to this card.

Check out these simple butterflies. They look fabulous with this color combo. Don't miss my Fast and Fabulous Butterfly Gala idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curious what color combination I used with thes pretty gray butterflies? See the card front and get the details!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have this set and want to see some other ideas, check out these links.

I know you love this card and will want to C.A.S.E. (Copy And Share Everything) it, here are the supplies I used.  You can easily use the other colors from the In Color designer series paper for your version.

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Did you like the new layout for my blog post?  I am playing with it and would love to get your feedback.  Let me know what you think and if I need to tweak anything!  Have a Fabulous Friday and will you be trying my Fast and Fabulous Butterfly Gala creation?