Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Simply Sketched Sympathy card

This card style is an old favorite that I made a while back. I still had the pieces cut and stashed away so I decided to make a card with these ready to go pieces. I needed a Sympathy card and thought Wisteria Wonder along with Whisper White and Basic Black would be a perfect combination. They are both calming and sophisticated. I added some pearls to up the elegance. This color also happens to be one of the colors the bridesmaids wore at my wedding almost 15 years ago.

I used the Simply Sketched stamp set and did some water coloring. I am beginning to enjoy water coloring more. Stampin' Up! is coming out with some new markers that will make water coloring even more desirable to me. I'll share more info. on that soon as they become available. I can't wait and I know you and I both will love them.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Make a Cake Circle Thinlit Card

 I think Birthday cards are my most favorite kind of card to make. This one features the Circle Thinlits along with lots of other fun Stampin' Up! product (Make a Cake, Starburst Sayings, Banner Greetings, and Yippe Skippee stamp sets and Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack). I extended this card a bit to include a flap so I could add a message and some more fun stamping. This card measures 4-1/4" X 9-1/2".

I used the Silver Glimmer paper and the shapes included in the Circle Thinlit pack to add a bit of fun accents onto my card. All of the above is included in the Circle Thinlits pack. There are so many possibilities and options. I love this Thinlit and use it often when I want to make a Wow card for a friend. This one went to my good friend Samantha. Happy Birthday Sam!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Simply Sketched Thanks in Watercolor

Something I don't do too often is water coloring, but I thought I'd give it a try. I used the Simply Sketched stamp set and Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper. This is the perfect stamp set for water coloring. I stuck with a couple of colors (Island Indigo and Gumball Green), Gold Sequin Trim, and Tea Lace Paper Doilies... and this is what I came up with. I made this card as a thank you for my friend Samantha for the fabulous dinner party she hosted last month. We had a great time. The food was delicious and the special time with friends was much needed.
I even pulled out my Envelope Punch and made an envelope to fit this odd sized card. This card measures 4" X 3-3/4". I love that I can make a card at any size and feel confident that I am able to use my Envelope Punch to create an envelope to fit whatever size I decide on.
                                                   Envelope Punch Board
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Abby Cadabby Birthday Card

I have some FUN card making to share today. My little niece, Kennedy, celebrated her 2nd birthday yesterday. She loves Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street so I decided to make her this Abby Cadabby punch card. This card was made using a variety of punches from Stampin' Up! Lots of punching and lots of gluing but it was all worth it for sweet little Kennedy.

It was a fun party. A clown, Minnie Mouse, magic, balloons, cake, and yummy food. A fabulous way to celebrate our youngest little person in the family.

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