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Best Birds Card

3 Aug

I’m normally not a bird fan…in fact there have been a few bird stamps that have freaked me out!  But, I love this Best Birds Set!

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And what’s even better….it has matching framelits.  No fussy cutting! (You’re welcome!)

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Today over on SSINKspiration the designers are featuring Sympathy cards.  I thought this card would make a great sympathy card.

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To color the bird I used my aquapainters and ink in the lid of the stamp pad.  For the background, I used the woodland embossing folder inked with crumb cake and just closed the crumb cake card stock inside.  I didn’t emboss it.
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Rose Wonder Catalog Bundle

7 Apr

Today on SSINKspiration the designers are featuring Occasions Catalog Bundles.  I must say the Rose Wonder stamp set and the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies make up one of my all-time favorite bundles!

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Both of the cards I’m sharing today are sympathy cards.  While these are my least favorite to make, unfortunately I often find that I’m in need of these.   Of course both of these cards could be used for other occasions if different sayings were used.  This first card couldn’t be simpler.  Just stamp the frame and saying, then cut out the flower and frame.  I used dimensionals to mount the saying.20160406_192948With this next card, I cut out the flower 3 times…one time in black, one time in melon mambo,  and one time in pink pirouette.  To get the leaves, I actually stamped the flower with leaves from the set and then cut them out.  To put the card together, I attached the leaves tot he black frame then glued the black frame down and pieced in the various pink pieces.  The saying is embossed in black.

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Friday Favorite – Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

25 Mar

Today over on the SSInkspiration Blog, the Designers are showcasing some of their favorites.  Today, i’m featuring the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  There’s lots you can do with these, but I recently found out the bag is a perfect size for a packet of seeds!

 

To create today’s project, I also used a circle framelit (but you could use a punch) and the stamp set Petite Petals along with the leaves from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.  Here’s the finished project.

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If you’d like more details on the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, here’s a great video on how to use them as well as cute project ideas!  If you’d like to order your own set, just click the link below!

 



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Curvy Keepsakes Bunny

1 Mar

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I know there’s many versions of the Curvy Keepsakes box out there, but I just love the bunny!  He/She’s not hard to make but is sure to put a smile on someone’s face this Easter!

The ears and feet are made from the Oval Framelits (2nd smallest one) and the large oval punch.  Below is how I attached the ears.  I found it best to fold the ears with a small diagonal crease at one end of the oval, then put them through the box slit on the side that you will close last.

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Oh, and don’t forget a tail!  I used the small scallop punch and our filter paper that I sponged with Pink Pirouette.  It took 3 of the scallops, I joined them with a brad, then crinkled them.  Finally I attached the tail with a dimensional.  You could put the brad through the box if you’d like, but that seemed like a lot of work to me!

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Finally, I created the bow using the bow builder punch and the face using the owl punch.   Have fun with this little one!

To see more Easter ideas, “hop” on over to the SSInkspiration Blog today to see what the other designers have created!

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Going Global Card

13 Feb

I love the simplicity of this card and how the foil CS just makes it standout!

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Downloadable Directions:
Going Global Project Sheet

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Sunburst Thinlits Bundle

20 Jan

Love this bundle!  It has soooo many possibilities!


Today over on SSInkspirations is a post on birthday cards.  This is my contribution to the post!  It uses the awesome Sale-a-Bration Perfect Artistic Designer Series Paper that you can get FREE with a $50 purchase, but only until February 15th.  The paper is only available for a limited time.

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And here’s a bonus card using that same bundle.

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Hope it’s a “hit”!

3 Jul

Many of you know that during the summer, I’m spending my weekends traveling to see Haley play softball.  This year, she’s playing with a great group of girls and we’re headed to a 4th of July tournament.  I just had to make some treats for them.  When I showed them to Chris (who’s home for the weekend…yay!) he said, “many, that must have taken a lot of time.”  And thanks to the Big Shot, I got to answer….Nope!  It was actually very quick.  I have to admit, I pulled out my old wheels though to make it go faster (really miss those.)  So, here’s the finished product.

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