12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist – Day 7

I’m playing along with the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist – Day 7 at Ellen Hutson which is a sketch challenge. I really liked the colors Melania used and that was my starting point.

EH 12 Tags Day 7 Sketch

I used the Lawn Cuts Extra Sentiment Banners to cut the red strips, which I added to a Reverse Confetti tag, cut from brushed silver cardstock. Before cutting the strips, I heat-embossed a small sentiment from the Avery Elle Snow Much Fun set. The snowflakes are a combination of die-cuts from the Lawn Cuts Mini Snowflakes set and a Paper Smooches set.

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Paper Smooches Floral Friendship

Today, I’m sharing a “just because” card featuring Paper Smooches supplies.

Paper Smooches Pretty Awesome

I die cut the flowers with two die sets – Flowers and Flowers 2 – and arranged them as if they were in the vase. I framed the scene and attached it to patterned paper, on which I’d stamped a sentiment from Lovely Thoughts (I’ve reached for this set a number of times recently).

Supplies: Paper Smooches Crystal Clear 3, Duo Dies 3

Bzz, bzz … Hello!

Today I’m sharing a playful “Hello” card showcasing some Paper Smooches supplies.

Paper Smooches Bees & Flowers

I die cut the bees from several different cardstock colors. I cut the flowers from white cardstock and decided to use just the outlines so that the emphasis would be on the colorful bees. The sentiment (a Savvy wood stamp I bought at Impress) was stamped on cardstock that I cut with the smallest die in the Lawn Fawn set. I used the largest die in that set to cut the woodgrain paper.

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Huge Thanks: The Heart Desires Challenge #1

I’m sharing a card created for The Heart Desires Challenge #1. I absolutely fell in love with the inspiration images!

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I love the colors and the sea creature theme!

The Heart Desires Challenge 1

I pulled out an older Paper Smooches set -“Surf & Turf” – whose images I Copic colored and fussy cut. I added hearts cut with a Lawn Fawn die from cardstock, which I colored with Copic markers for an exact match to die-cut circles. The background (Stampin’ Up cardstock) was dry-embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. You can never have enough wave background options – I think I’m going to have to add this embossing folder to my list!

Let’s Set Sail!

Warmer, sunnier days this past week had me in the mood to make something nautical (one of my favorite card themes). I created a whimsical sailing scene with a miscellany of products from my stash.

Sailing Cat

 

I’ve professed my love of the Poppystamps Walking Cat die, which I’ve used on quite a few cards. I would have used the same die here, but the Walking Cat didn’t fit on the Paper Smooches Sail Boat (it was too big).

With the Paper Smooches Sail Boat die, I cut the sailboat from a variety of colors and adhered the pieces to a dry-embossed background. I attached the boat part (red) with foam so that the cat could be placed behind the hull. I heat-embossed the sentiment (from a Simon Says Stamp set) onto a panel that I cut with one of the dies in the Poppystamps Marina Sailboat die set.

Have a great weekend!

Supplies: Paper Smooches Sail Boat die, Poppystamps Sitting Cat die, Poppystamps Marina Sailboats die, Simon Says Stamp sentiment

Paper Smooches Floral Thank You

Today, I’m sharing a spring-themed “thank you” card created with Paper Smooches dies and stamps.

Paper Smooches Floral Thanks

I cut the Dainty Flowers outlines twice from white cardstock and adhered the layers with liquid adhesive. I then adhered the outlines to the card panel and inserted the leaves and petals, (I added a little glue inside the outline areas beforehand), which I’d cut from colored cardstock. I used several other floral die sets to cut additional scattered flowers. I heat-embossed the sentiment from Lovely Thoughts and cut the sentiment out with a circle die. I adhered the sentiment circle to cardstock dry-embossed with the Taylored Expressions Weathered embossing folder.

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A Little Birdie Told Me

Despite rain and cold here in the Pacific Northwest, the birds seem incredibly happy. This CAS spring-themed friendship card was inspired by those hearty birds!

Die-Cut Spring Friendship Card

I paired a Hero Arts sentiment (I like the typeface, the length of the sentiment in terms of placing it on an A2 card AND what it says!) with the Paper Smooches die-cut birds and branch.

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Floral Appreciation Card

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.

Floral Appreciation Card

I even Distress-inked the turquoise strip onto which I heat-embossed the sentiment.

Floral Appreciation Card

Have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies: Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Flower Triplits Die Set, Taylored Expressions Burlap Embossing Folder

CAS(E) this Sketch #127

I’m playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch #127 – another terrific and versatile sketch!

Here’s my take on the sketch:

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I used Reverse Confetti’s Peacock Pretties to create a tone-on-tone pattern on blue and gray cardstock, which I the cut into squares with a Nestabilities die.  I cut two anchors (for additional depth) with the Paper Smooches die. (I have several anchor dies; this one was the perfect size.) The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up’s Simply Wonderful set.

Stretch Your Dies Day 4

Today, I’m sharing a card based on one shown by Jennifer Rzasa in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Dies class. The idea of today’s class is to use smaller dies effectively on a card.

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I cut the balloons and heart from Ranger watercolor paper colored with Distress Inks. This is definitely a technique I’ll be using again! These colors make me happy.

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