Simon Says Stamp – STAMPtember!

Wow, it’s September! What a fabulous time of year – lots of beginnings are always in store in September! Today, I’m sharing a card created with the Simon Says Stamp Presents and Ornaments stamp set, released as part of the Stamptember event.

StamptemberCardFor my card, I stamped the Presents and Ornaments packages and bows. I pulled out my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the packages aligned! I tried the design in a number of different package and bow color combinations, ultimately deciding on a somewhat traditional color combination of red, green and gold.

 

The Cutting Edge Challenge #9

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Lisa Addesa.

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Here’s my take on her card:

Challenge9JMI rotated the card which put more flowers on the left-hand side (corresponding with the upper-left corner of Lisa’s card). I chose a multi-line sentiment, like Lisa’s, that combines a script font with a san-serif one. I also used some of the colors that Lisa used on her flowers.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

Supplies: Taylored Expressions die, Hero Arts sentiment

SYS2 Day 10

Today I’m sharing a CASE of Laurie Willison‘s lovely card from Day 10 of the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2 class.

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The Day 10 lesson focused on cards using the Botanicals 2 set. Following Laurie’s instructions, to create the letters, I stamped a few of the botanical stamps on white cardstock with the pink ink, cut them with the Cole’s ABCs set, and then adhered them to foam, which had also been die cut. The card panel was stamped with a larger stamp from the Botanicals set. Laurie used some white dots on her card (the perfect accent). I don’t have any, so I used white sequins instead.

Supplies: Stampin’ Up cardstock; Spellbinders rectangle die

Penny Black Leap of Joy

Today, I’m sharing a winter holiday card created with recently released Penny Black stamps and dies. For this card, the gold foil deer, cut with the 51-062 Leap of Joy die, takes center stage.

SeasonsGreetingsTo begin, I stamped the card base in a matching ink with the 40-350 Tree-Lined stamp for a tone-on-tone background. (I’ll be reaching for this background stamp again and again for holiday cards.) I cut white cardstock with the
51-057 Polaroid die, onto which I heat embossed the “Seasons Greetings” sentiment, from the 30-255 Most Wonderful set, with gold embossing powder. I added some vellum behind the Polaroid frame onto which I attached the die-cut deer with dimensional adhesive. I debated with my son and husband about the gold cord. As minimalists, they both vetoed the cord, whereas I decided a little extra bling couldn’t hurt.

End of Summer – Relax!

Today I’m sharing a card celebrating summer – the idea of taking a break and relaxing, possibly traveling someplace with palm trees! – featuring new Impression Obsession dies, as well as other dies in my collection.

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I cut the Woody multiple times with a variety of cardstocks including woodgrain, birch and vellum, to provide texture and color. The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions’ Hangin’ Out – At the Beach stamp set.

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Halloween “BOO”

Today, I’m sharing another Halloween card, which I created with products I already have in my stash. This is a new idea for me – to first see what I’ve already got before buying more!

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I’m mixing dies from a number of different companies. The tree is from Paper Smooches. I plan to use it again for a fall-themed card. The hill die is also from Paper Smooches. The bats are from a now-retired Memory Box set. The moon was created with a Spellbinders circle die.

I considered stamping a sentiment, but in the end, I decided to use the Lawn Fawn alphabet. The tree, bats, and letters were all die cut twice and adhered together for extra depth.

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Penny Black: The Gift

Today I’m sharing a holiday card with Penny Black’s 51-070 The Gift die as the focal point.

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I die cut the bird from a gold foil paper. The background was created by stamping the musical notes from the 30-238 Footnotes set on vellum.

I heat embossed the “Seasons Greetings” sentiment from the 30-255 Most Wonderful set with gold embossing powder on a card panel, which I cut with a circle die to expose the musical notes behind.

Spooky Halloween

Today, I’m sharing a Halloween card featuring die cuts. Yes, it is still August, but I can feel the weather changing! So I’ve been looking at fall crafts and foods (did someone say pumpkin bread?!) on Pinterest and thinking about autumn! I’m eagerly awaiting new product releases featuring fall and winter items, so while I wait, I’m playing with some of my favorites from previous seasons.

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I have several Memory Box patterned paper pads (now discontinued) with fall patterns. The Memory Box weather fence die cut was attached directly to the patterned paper panel, and the cat was adhered with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment is from one of my favorite Hero Arts Halloween sets released last year.

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The Cutting Edge Challenge #8

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Kay Miller.

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Here’s my take on her card:

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I was drawn the colors in Kay’s card, as well as the idea of foliage providing structure to the design. I used small birds in lieu of the flowers. I also substituted a white card panel on a blue base for her blue panel on a white base.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

Supplies: Taylored Expressions die, Hero Arts sentiment

Poppystamps Snow Flocked Tree

Today I’m sharing a winter-themed card crafted using the newly-released Poppystamps Snow Flocked Tree die.

SnowFlockedTreeTo create the winter scene, I paired the Snow Flocked Tree with a snowy backdrop, which was cut using the Pine Tree Border. For some color, I added Santa’s Magic Sleigh in the foreground.

The Snow Flocked Tree was cut and then dry embossed giving it the flocked detail.

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