Today’s project was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
Just A Note
I immediately recognized the sketch, and sure enough, it’s “retro.”
But, I couldn’t recall how I used it, so curiosity lead me to peeking into history. If you’d like to see my project from a year ago, here it is:
Lots Of Lavender Occasions 2018
For today’s project, I felt like making music, so stamped the Sheet Music background stamp with Sahara Sand ink, and pressed Whisper White cardstock on top of it. This is backwards from normal stamping, but it insures I get a nice impression.
Next, I found my favorite, little song bird in the Petal Palette stamp set, along with her branch for perching. I stamped the bird in Soft Suede ink, and the branch in Garden Green. They fit nicely within a Stitched Shapes circle die, which I raised on Dimensionals.
The sentiment, “Just a Note,” from Flourishing Phrases says just the right thing, don’t you think? I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink, and used a Rectangle Stitched die for cutting.
For the background, I chose a piece of Mint Macaron 6X6 Subtles DSP, with horizontal stripes mimicking the Sheet Music. It received the Rectangle Stitched treatment to match the other shapes, before gluing to the Mint Macaron card base.
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Sometimes you can have so much of a new thing, you don’t know where to begin. Do you know the feeling? Sitting among my 2019 Stampin’ Up! goodies, with the Butterfly Gala stamp set in my hands, I realized I needed a focus. I turned to the challenge at CAS(E) this sketch:
I envisioned a Balmy Blue, Bokeh Dot sky in the center, providing a window for a beautiful butterfly.
I stamped the Bokeh Dot rectangle in Balmy Blue ink on Thick Whisper cardstock. There’s a Rectangle Stitched die, a spec smaller than the Bokeh Dot stamp, that I used for cutting.
The butterfly is from one of the black and white designs in the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which I cut with the Butterfly Duet Punch. In fact, it’s the paper beneath my card I used for photographing.
I chose two Stampin’ Blends for coloring the butterfly; Light Balmy Blue, and Granny Apple Green.
For the background, I used a black and white pin dot that is on the backside of a butterfly pattern. I found the striped, corners in the Botanical Butterfly DSP also, which were a “must” for the sketch.
The sentiment, “You’ve been on my mind,” is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set, and it fits perfectly in a Rectangle Stitched die, inside the Bokeh Dot window.
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“Where oh where can I find a chevron pattern?” That was my question for today’s project.
Chevron Dashing Deer
My inspiration for this search was created by CAS(E) this sketch. See what I mean?
I’m still making Christmas cards, so I looked through my holiday Designer Series Paper for a chevron pattern, and landed on Dashing Along DSP. The Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green stripe would be perfect!
I cut two strips, 4″ X 2″, making sure they would line up in the middle. Then, I snipped (by hand) the two ends, to mimic the sketch.
For the background, I used matching, Garden Green cardstock, and embossed it with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. I didn’t want to go too crazy with pattern, and this was just enough “subtle” texture.
I glued these layers on a Cherry Cobbler cardbase, the other color in my chevron pattern.
Since the Dashing Along DSP coordinates with the Dashing Along Bundle, completing my card with a deer was an easy decision. I used a Detailed Deer die to cut the deer from Sparkle Glimmer Paper, and another die in the set for his Cherry Cobbler collar.
For the sentiment, I used my “go to” “Merry Christmas” from the Star of Light stamp set. I stamped it in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, and used my favorite Bunch of Banners die for cutting. The surrounding piece is in the Sparkle Glimmer Paper to match the deer.
I’m so happy that this photo actually shows some shine.
If you have the ingredients, this would be an fairly simple card to duplicate. You can see my Product List below.
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I’m naming today’s project, “Penguins and Plaid.”
Penguins and Plaid
The design is one I’ve used previously, so I’m casing (copy and selectively edit) myself. It seemed just right for this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge.
The cute, little penguins are from the Making Every Day Bright stamp set, and cut with the handy, Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. I stamped them in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, and colored their caps with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend marker.
The penguins are surrounded by a banner from the Banners for You stamp set, stamped in Soft Suede ink, and cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners die set.
Placing the words on the banner would have been difficult, without the help of my Stamparatus.
The Stamparatus is a positioning tool that gives me confidence when stamping. I placed the three words on the banner, pressed the “lid” to make the words stick, lifted the lid, inked the words in Cherry Cobbler, and pressed the words to the banner. I inked a second time to make the words darker. This tool amazes me!
The silver bar is a magnet that holds the paper in place, so you can stamp multiple times.
The words are from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set. You can check out the entire stamp set in my Product List below.
For the background, I chose my favorite plaid from the collection of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper. I layered this on Soft Suede cardstock on a Thick Very Vanilla card base.
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I’m having fun with the new Buffalo Check background stamp, and today it’s making a Christmas box for the Cookie Cutter Gingerbread Man. Instead of “Jack-in-the-Box,” he is “Gingerbread-in-the-box.”
First, I stamped the Buffalo Check with Real Red ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. The Stamparatus tool insured I would get a perfect coverage of ink.
Next, I used “Merry,” a die from the Merry Christmas die set, to cut the word from the top of my stamped Buffalo Check. Then, I layered it for sturdiness, and glued it, lining it up with the pattern, for a “partial eclipse.” It’s hard to see the dimension in the pictures, but the Buffalo Check piece is raised on Foam Adhesive Strips.
To complete the sentiment, I stamped “Christmas” (Merry Christmas to All stamp set) in Real Red ink, and used the label die (Merry Christmas die set) for cutting.
For the background, I embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Tin Tile embossing folder. It has a country home, kitchen feel about it, don’t you think?
This is where the Gingerbread Man (Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set) “popped” into my head. Isn’t he cute jumping out of the box? I stamped him in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White cardstock, and Punched him out with his Cookie Cutter Punch. I used the punch for his little Real Red cardstock heart also.
The whole Idea for this card began with this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge. Challenges are great for inspiration!
Finally, for a touch of green, I added three Garden Green, pine sprigs from the Pretty Pines die set. I used a Crumb Cake card base to complement the Gingerbread Man.
This was so much fun to create. I really enjoy combining well loved products with brand new offerings. I’m so glad I didn’t pass on the Buffalo Check background stamp.
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I hope you’re in the mood for Santa, because he is the focal point of today’s project. I love this stamp of Santa and his reindeer from the Hearts Come Home stamp set
Santa Flies Over the Moon
The dark, starry sky was made with a piece of the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. I rounded two corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. The Night of Navy card base was layered with Whisper White, embossed with the Oh My Stars embossing folder.
I used Layering Circle dies to make the moon, coloring it with Pineapple Punch ink and a Sponge Dauber. “Merry Christmas” is from the Star of Light stamp set, and cut with a die from Bunch of Banners.
My inspiration for the design is from this week’s CAS(E) this sketch:
The Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon was the final touch. It was calling out to me, and I couldn’t help myself!
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