Hello! Today, I’m sharing a card showcasing the My Favorite Things You Float My Boat stamp set – nautical, CAS, and in my favorite summer color scheme.
Because of the size of the sailboats, I decided that a square card would work best for the design. The outer dimension is 4 1/4″ square and the interior square, cut with the largest die in the Small Dotted Square Stackables set, is 4″ square. The boats were stamped on the MISTI because the individual stamps for the boats (mast and hull, flag, and sails) require careful alignment! The Memento Luxe stamps work well for coverage with the solid stamps.
Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS, nautical-themed card featuring supplies from My Favorite Things.
I have had the Hot Cocoa Cups in my die collection for a while now (purchased for a winter-themed project) and thought it would be fun to turn them into nautical-themed coffee cups. The standalone anchor die in the recently released You Float My Boat die set fits perfectly!
I stamped the sentiment from the You Float My Boat stamp set with a navy ink from Impress Stamps. To add subtle texture behind the mugs, I added embossing paste using the Tim Holtz Faded Dots Stencil. The patterned paper is from the Carta Bella Ahoy There paper pad (released several years ago).
I’m playing along with Merry Monday #214 whose theme this week is “Warm Winter Wishes.” The temps have turned chilly here in the PNW on this first day of fall, making it easy to think about cozy things!
My card showcases the My Favorite Things Warm & Fuzzy die set which I purchased after the holiday season last year. Kraft and red is one of my favorite Christmas color schemes and feels cozy to me! I used the We R Memory Keepers Wood Grain embossing folder whose larger size allowed me to dry emboss with a horizontal wood grain. I’ve yet to get the Lawn Fawn Argyle Backdrops set put away since I keep using the same sentiment!
Today, I’m sharing a “just because” nautical card!
The buoy is cut with the CottageCutz Life Preserver Die. This is a “new to me” company which has a number of nautical-themed dies. They provide quite a bit of detail (for example, while you can’t see it, the rope is textured). I stamped the background with the My Favorite Things Wood Plank Background (you can never have too many wood-textured backgrounds!) and then cut it with one of the Lawn Fawn dies. I used a die in the My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 20 set to cut the heat-embossed sentiment (Reverse Confetti Happy Harbor). I’m on the hunt for more nautical sentiment sets (I have many more nautical dies than nautical sentiments).
Supplies: CottageCutz Life Preserver die, Reverse Confetti Happy Harbor stamp set (retired)
The sun is out here in the Pacific Northwest and spring is definitely just around the corner. For the card I’m sharing today, I combined Distress-inked die-cut pieces with a Paper Smooches sentiment to create an appreciation or friendship card.
I even Distress-inked the turquoise strip onto which I heat-embossed the sentiment.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Supplies: Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Flower Triplits Die Set, Taylored Expressions Burlap Embossing Folder
Today I’m sharing a CAS friendship card featuring an umbrella die cut against a background created with a raindrop stencil and embossing paste.
After stamping the card base, I applied embossing paste, which I colored with Salty Ocean Distress Ink, through the Raindrops stencil (I selectively masked off portions of the stencil so that the umbrella would appear to be keeping the sentiment dry. Once the embossing paste dried, I adhered the umbrella die cut. The canopy of the umbrella was cut from cardstock which I had colored with a combination of Distress Inks (reds and a little yellow) for a different project.
Supplies: Hero Arts “Heyday Sentiments” stamp set
I’ve been focusing on making winter-themed cards with products I own, despite being lured by spring-themed stamps, dies and papers (not easy to do, but I’m enjoying embracing the current season)! Today, I’m sharing a friendship card featuring the My Favorite Things Cozy Sweater die.
I created an ombré pattern with the My Favorite Things Sweater Stitch Background stamp (bought last year and had never used) using several Hero Arts inks (their ombré pads are on my wish list). It’s hard to tell, but the color is lighter at the bottom. I tried putting on white cuffs and collar, but the blue needed a bit of punch, hence the red. Once I had red, I needed a balance, so chose the gray for the background. Finally, I needed something to fill out the background, so I added snowflakes cut with dies in the Avery Elle Snow Caps set.
Supplies: My Favorite Things Die-namics Comfy Sweater, CS Cozy Greetings
Today, I’m sharing a winter-themed friendship card in which I followed the Copic coloring by Debbie Olson using the Cool Day stamp set from My Favorite Things.
I colored the polar bear using most of the same Copic marker colors shown on Debbie’s card (I don’t own all of the ones she does, so made a few substitutions). I took the clues from the coloring of the scarf for the rest of the card. For the background, I dry-embossed a panel of cardstock cut with the largest stitched die in the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables set. Keeping with the winter theme, I used the Taylored Expressions Cable Knit embossing folder. I heat-embossed a sentiment from the MFT Stamps Warmest Wishes and cut it with the smallest die in the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables set. I used the rounded-rectangle die in the Stitched Journaling Card set to cut a background sky as well as cut two snowbanks, which I’d already cut with dies in the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border set. I finished off the background with a few snowflakes cut with the Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes set.
Supplies: MFT Stamps Warmest Wishes (sentiment)
Today I’m sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Memory Box Cabrini Ornament die.
I used the die to cut red, green and brushed silver cardstock, piecing the ornament together. I added a red bow to secure the ornament to the white tag.
Supplies: Memory Box Tiny Bow, American Crafts patterned paper
Today, I’m sharing an encouragement card featuring the My Favorite Things Sunflower die set. I feel as if August is sunflower month, as the palette of flowers and foliage begins to turn to golds and oranges.
I colored the Distress watercolor cardstock with the Peerless watercolors, and once dry, I cut out the pieces. In some cases, I added more paint after die cutting. Once dry, I assembled the sunflowers with dimensional adhesive. After adhering the sunflowers, leaves and flourish to the card base, I intentionally bent the petals and leaves for more dimension.
Supplies: Stampin’ Up sentiment, Stampin’ Up ink, My Favorite Things Die-namics Leaf-Filled Flourish, My Favorite Things Die-namics Royal Leaves