Stamped Punched Flower Card

Happy Friday Everyone ~ wait until you see my Stamped Punched Flower Card idea!

I went to the Newcomer’s group meeting last night.  It was interesting and I did join the group for the year.  They have a lot of different groups you can join.  I put my name down for the crafter’s group and will see what else I might want to do.  I will give it a try as this is way out of my comfort zone.  Yesterday I managed to get my bathroom cleaning done.  I will need to dust today but that won’t take long.  Bijou also had a spa day and the guy came to look at my thermostat.  It may be set now so that it does not revert to the settings before I moved in.  I hope it maintains the temperature I set up.  Time will tell.  I had to run to the recycling center to get rid of the box my porch furniture came in.  When I got back Barb and Doug came over and Doug hung my toilet paper holder, my stick vac, and the fire extinguisher they gave me.  Barb helped me set up my furniture using the rugs I had.  My Great Sunroom is taking shape!  I am going to see if I can find some of my decorations in the bins so I can add some little touches.

Today’s card uses the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and coordinating punch.  I began my stamping the full image with a second generation stamping using Flirty Flamingo.  The next stamp was the partial petal and used the same ink full strength.  The final stamp was the outline which was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped 6 of the petals.  The coordinating punch was used to punch out all the petals.  Glue dots were used to put the flower together by putting one petal in the middle and then another petal on the left side and the last petal on the right side.  The punch was used along with some Sparkle glimmer paper to punch the small wavy flower.  I cut the flower in half and added it to the bottom of the flower to cover up the where the petals join.  To create the leaves, I used the solid image and Old Olive ink to do a second generation stamping.  The outline image was stamped full strength using Old Olive.  This was done 3 times and then the leaves were fussy cut.  A piece of Whisper White was cut to 2 3/4″ x3 3/8″.  The stem from the set was stamped using Old Olive and the highlighting stem image used the same ink also.  The flowers  and leaves were added to the stem using glue dots.  This panel was added to a Flirty Flamingo panel.  To prepare the card base, a piece of 2″ x 4 1/4″ Flirty Flamingo was stamped with the sentiment at the bottom using the same ink.  This panel was added to the right hand side of the card base making sure it was centered top and bottom.  The flower panel was then added using dimensionals again making sure it was centered top and bottom.  To finish off the card, a strip from the Flourish thinlits was cut from Flirty Flamingo and added using Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the top of the card.  Here is the completed Stamped Punched Flower Card.

Do you like using your punches to make flowers? Check out this Stamped Punched Flower Card. Click the photo to get all the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Isn't this simple flower so cute? Find out how I used it to create my Stamped Punched Flower Card by clicking through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be cleaning the garage this morning and then going to he storage unit to get my shelves.  I want get the shelves put together so I can bring the stuff over from the storage unit so I do not need that one any more.  After that I will be in my craft room!  I have some cards I have to make!  Have a Fabulous Friday and if you have this set and punch give my Stamped Punched Flower Card a try.

 

 

Simple Male Card Idea

Good Morning Everyone ~ Today’s card uses some retiring product to create my Simple Male Card Idea.

Well yesterday did not go as planned.  I had the fireplace guy come out to set up my fireplace.  He had to go into the attic to turn the gas on to the fireplace.  He came down a little later and said there was a faint hint of gas and they he did not want to turn on the fireplace.  We went outside and he turned off the gas to my house.  That meant no hot water.  I had called the builder and he had the gas man call me.  He came out around lunch time and went into the attic and found a tiny leak in one of the threads on the valve.  He fixed it and hopefully I will not have any more issues with gas leaking.  I had plans on cleaning my bathrooms so I had to switch gears.  I decided to clean my floors today and the bathrooms tomorrow.  I got my floors cleaned and then had to take a shower.  I had plans to go to a Newcomer’s group meeting in the evening.  Since I am wrote this yesterday afternoon I will let you know how the meeting went tomorrow.

My card today began by using the Timeless Textures stamp set and I paired it with the Best Route designer series paper.  I cut a piece of the bicycle paper at 2 1/2″ x 4″ and then cut in half diagonally.  I attached this to the bottom of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Whisper White.  Then using the dots from the stamp set and Grapefruit Grove ink, I stamped the dots along the diagonal line of the cut designer series paper.  Using a post-it note, I masked off the top of the dots and used the grid stamp from the set and stamped it using Night of Navy up the left hand side of the panel.  This panel was added to a Grapefruit Grove card base.  To finish the card I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Night of Navy onto Whisper White.  The 1″ circle punch was used to punch it out.   I also punched out a 1 1/4″ circle from Night of Navy.  The 2 circles were layered and then added to the card base using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Simple Male Card Idea creation.

What a great card for a bicycle rider! Find out how I made this Simple Male Card Idea by clicking the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Find out how I used these 2 elements to create a Simple Male Card Idea. Click the photo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pretty Oh So Eclectic

Hello Stampers ~ I have a feminine Pretty Oh So Eclectic creation today.

Well I did not get any cleaning done yesterday as I ended up going shopping with Barb.  We sent to Hobby Lobby where I picked up a new lamp shade, some foam for Bijou’s alcove, and a few wall decor items.  We then went to Lowe’s to get paint where I also got a plant for the front porch.  I looked at porch furniture but could not find anything that I really liked.  We opted to go over to Wal-mart and I found a set of 2 chairs and a table as well as another plant for the table on the porch.  Here is the photo of it on my porch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be sitting out there in the morning and having my tea.  It also looks so good sitting in my Great Sunroom and looking out and seeing it.  It is starting to feel like a home.  Still have a ways to go inside but I am getting there.  Today I have to clean as I have to get it done and I need to make some cards!

My card today began with the Petal Promenade designer series paper.  I struggle with using this paper and decided I wanted to try and see what I could come up with.  I began with a Fresh Fig card base.  This paper is retiring and will go quickly so if you want some make sure you get it soon.  I used the Hexagons embossing folder to emboss the card front.  From the Petal Promenade paper I chose the marble pattern and flagged one end of the strip.  A pearlized doily was cut in half and attached to each side of the designer series paper making sure the same amount stuck out on each side.  This panel was added to the top of the card front making sure it was in the middle using Tear & Tape.  Using the flower stamp in the set I inked up the top using the Fresh Fig marker.  The bottom was inked up using the Old Olive marker.  The image was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White.  Repeat this procedure 2 more times so you have 3 flowers.  Using a sponge and the Fresh Fig stamp pad ink was applied to the flower top.  The coordinating framelit was used to cut out the flower.  2 of the flowers were added to the banner shape using glue dots.  The third flower was added with dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped using Fresh Fig ink and then the ends were trimmed to a point.  The sentiment was added to the lower right hand corner using dimensionals.  To finish off the card a bow was tied using the Silver metallic edge ribbon and added using glue dots.  Here is the completed Pretty Oh So Eclectic creation.

A pretty feminine card can be easy with some simple supplies. Check out my Pretty Oh So Eclectic creation for all the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Want to see how I used this image for my Pretty Oh So Eclectic creation? Click the photo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up Tea Together Friend

Hello Everyone ~ I used our sketch challenge to create my Stampin’ Up Tea Together Friend card today.

Well I managed to get a few errands run yesterday.  I have a hair appointment today and I want to pick up a new furnace filter after that.  I will then come home and wait for the granite people to come and do my cleaning.  I have been working on washing clothes and bed linens.  I hope to finish up today.  I may clean the bathrooms today and do the floors tomorrow.  Just depends on what time it is when I get the bathrooms finished.  I also have some cards to make so I may do that after I finish the bathrooms so I can get them made and sent out.

Today I am finally getting back to play with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Crafting Challenges.  I have not had my craft room in any shape to be able to find things since I tore it up to get the girls scrapbooks finished before we left.  I saw the sketch and knew what I wanted to do so I had to go find all the supplies.

 

 

 

I had some trouble finding my dies and embossing folders but I had one box I had not checked the bottom of and so when I looked in the bottom I found both of my containers.  I wanted to use a strip of designer series paper for the strip down the side and when I looked at it I thought that I could stamp the sentiment on it.  I also wanted to die cut the top and I remembered the Botanical Tags thinlits had a rose for one of them so I decided to pair it with the flowers in the Tea Together stamp set.  I die cut the top of the designer series paper  and then stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  I then added this panel to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock on the right hand side.  This panel was then added to a Lemon Lime Twist card base.  The 2 flowers from the Tea Together stamp set were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  The leaves were colored using the Lemon Lime Twist marker.  I then used the Flirty Flamingo and Mango Medley markers to color the large rose.  I colored the inside of the flower using Flirty Flamingo.  I then colored the outside petals using the Mango Medley marker.  I then colored over the Mango petals with the Flirty Flamingo marker leave the outer tip the Mango color.   The small flower was colored using Daffodil Delight marker for the center and Pool Party for the petals.  I purposely left the tips uncolored for some interest.  These flowers were cut with the matching framelits that will be in the new annual catalog and then added to the card base using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Stampin’ Up Tea Together Friend creation.

Want to know how I colored the flowers on this card? Click through to get the details for my Stampin' Up Tea Together Friend creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These roses were used to create my Stampin' Up Tea Together Friend card. Click through to check out the front of the card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Make sure you head on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Crafting Challenges blog and check out what the other ladies chose to do with this sketch.  There are some great ideas.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Take some time today and play.  We all need to get inky once in a while.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and feel free to combine colors to get your version of my Stampin’ Up Tea Together Friend creation!

 

Copper Embossing for Pretty Flowers

Happy Monday Everyone ~ wait until you see how I combined a soft pink and green for my Copper Embossing for Pretty Flowers creation!

Well I am back on track.   I have quite a few appointments this week so will be busy in the morning.  I also have to get several cards made so hopefully I can do that today.  I also need to clean my house.  I cleaned before I left but I need to clean it again.  Remi told me I need to go grocery shopping as I didn’t have any food in the house.  I did pick up a few things yesterday and then baked the chicken and made spaghetti sauce.  Today I am going to put ribs in the crock pot.  That will give me food for several days.  I usually freeze things after one meal so I don’t have to eat the same thing over and over.  Plus I like just putting things out of the freezer and reheating.  I also have a ton of laundry to do.  It will be a busy week!

My share today is a pretty feminine card.  I began with a piece of Very Vanilla that was 3′ x 4″ and embossed the flower sprig with copper embossing powder.  Then I used the Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam markers to color it in.  I mounted this onto a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock.  A strip of the Tea Room Ribbon Combo pack was added across the bottom.  Using a Blushing Bride card base I embossed the front using the Polka Dot basics embossing folder.  The image panel was added to the card front using Tear & Tape.  I stamped the sentiment from Oh So Eclectic onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and punched out with the 1 1/8″ scallop punch.  A scrap of Blushing bride was used to punch out a 1 3/8″ scallop circle.  The 2 circles were layered and then added to the card front using dimensionals.  To finish off the card I added a bow made using the ribbon and added it to the strip of ribbon with a glue dot.  Here is the completed Copper Embossing for Pretty Flowers creation.

Feminine cards are perfect to send to a special friend. Here is a Copper Embossing for Pretty Flowers creation that any lady would love to receive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you love this image, click through to see the front of my Copper Embossing for Pretty Flowers creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation