Dream Big

Today, I’m sharing a “just because” summer-themed CAS card.

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I haven’t seen a lady bug in years, but fondly remember seeing them as a child! I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts “Heyday Sentiments” set on the rectangular cardstock panel and then adhered the die cut leaves and lady bugs.

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Die Cut Summer Nautical Scene

Today, I’m sharing a summer-themed lighthouse scene crafted with Taylored Expressions dies.

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I’ve already proclaimed my love for the red, white and blue (in this case navy and a chambray blue) color scheme, especially during the summer. I added a little yellow to energize the scene. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set.

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Reverse Confetti CAS(E) This Sketch #132

I liked this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge so much, I created another card with the sketch using Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts!

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I stamped images from the Reverse Confetti Petals ‘n Posies set with pigment inks and cut them with their corresponding Confetti Cuts. I stamped the sentiment from Peacock Pretties and cut it with a die in the Stitched Flag Confetti Cuts set. I cut the cardstock frame with a square die inside a rectangular one. The frame is adhered to the blue panel with dimensional adhesive for some depth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS(E) This Sketch #132 Guest Designer

I’m delighted to be a guest designer this week for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #132.

Here’s my take on the sketch featuring a combination of Taylored Expressions die cuts:
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To begin, I created a frame panel by die cutting with a nesting die. Next, I cut the Taylored Expressions Beach Border, onto which I had heat embossed the sentiment, and trimmed it, taping it to the back of the frame panel. I added the die cut sandcastle and flip flops to the beach border with dimensional adhesive. I adhered a yellow panel onto the heavyweight card base for the background. To finish, I adhered the white frame panel to the card base with dimensional adhesive.

Be sure to visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the Design Team inspiration and to play along!

Supplies: Taylored Expressions Beach Border, Hangin’ Out at the Beach (sentiment)

Penny Black Simplicity – Winged Beauty

Today, I’m sharing two cards featuring Penny Black stamps #40-376 Winged Beauty and #30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles.

SoSweetBirdHorizontal

For both cards, I stamped the sentiment from #30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles first. I coloredthe bird on a branch and the branch images (from the #40-376 Winged Beauty set), with Memento markers before stamping. I tried a number of color combinations before selecting Bahama Blue, Tangelo, Bamboo Leaves and Rosebud. For the horizontal card, I cut the stamped panel with a rectangle die and adhered it with dimensional adhesive to a woodgrain-embossed cardstock.

SoSweetBirdVertical

For my second card, I stamped directly onto the card base for a one-layer card and used a vertical design.

 

Taylored Expressions Sunshine

Today, I’m sharing a summer-themed card featuring Taylored Expressions die cuts.

SunshineTo begin, I cut the Rolling Waves in two shades of blue and adhered the waves onto the orange card base with dimensional adhesive. I tucked the sun into the corner, attaching it with dimensional adhesive. I cut the Pool Party border in white cardstock and adhered the Sunshine die cut in the corner with Tombow glue. I attached the border onto the waves with dimensional adhesive. I would love to be in this scene right now! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

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Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

The wait is over! REVERSE CONFETTI has just released FIVE stamp sets, SIX Confetti Cuts and “Weather or Dot {and Stripes}” Quick Card Panels.

The hop started on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Lisa’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!

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My CAS project highlights the just released Posted Note Confetti Cuts set with a sentiment from Posted Note Sentiments. I die cut the note stand out of three colors of cardstock (choosing colors to match the Quick Card Panel I used to ground the stand). I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock that I cut with a rectangle die. The sentiments from Posted Note Sentiments look just as if they were penned by hand – so fun and versatile!

I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathy’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day Three

It’s Day Three of the Countdown to Confetti at Reverse Confetti! Today, Reverse Confetti introduces My World and the Globe Confetti Cuts.

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I stamped a sentiment from My World onto a white cardstock panel. With the Globe Confetti Cuts set, I cut the heart out of patterned paper and the globe stand out of brushed silver cardstock, attaching the assembled globe onto the constellation-themed patterned paper. I finished the card off with some baker’s twine.

There are two $15 gift certificates up for grabs – one for blog commenters and one for Facebook commenters. Increase your chance of winning by leaving a comment on each sneak peek post for each designer. Comments will close at noon CST on July 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on July 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and FB page.

Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day Two

It’s Day Two of the Countdown to Confetti at Reverse Confetti! Today, Reverse Confetti introduces You Are a Star and Posted Note Sentiments both with coordinating Confetti Cuts.

BelieveLittleThings

I repeatedly stamped one of the sentiments from Posted Note Sentiments set on a white cardstock base in gray pigment ink. I stamped one of the stars from You Are a Star and cut it with its corresponding Confetti Cuts die. I adhered it, along with smaller stars cut from navy cardstock with the same die set, to the card base with dimensional adhesive.

There are two $15 gift certificates up for grabs – one for blog commenters and one for Facebook commenters. Increase your chance of winning by leaving a comment on each sneak peek post for each designer. Comments will close at noon CST on July 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on July 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and FB page.

CAS Sea Life Hello

Today I’m sharing a CAS one-layer card featuring the MFT Sea Life stamp set.

MFTHelloFishes

I stamped the underwater images with pigment inks in tropical colors on heavyweight white cardstock. I wanted the fish coming from the right-hand side to stand out, so I stamped that fish with the orange ink. Hope you’re staying cool – we’re having in a heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest!

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