I love making valentines, and this one is “for you.” It takes few supplies, and is really very simple.
Valentine For You
I began with a favorite Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper for the frame. Using the largest, and third largest, Stitched Rectangles Dies, I cut the frame, which is layered for thickness.
TIP: Glue the DSP and Cardstock together before cutting with the dies. Make your cut at the same time, eyeballing to make sure the borders are even. And, use 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 to give room for the largest die to fit.
Next, I used the second largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut Whisper White Cardstock, which I glued to the back of the frame. Then, I glued this to a Rich Razzleberry card base.
The flowers are from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ink on the Whisper White Cardstock. If I had thought about it ahead of time, I would have stamped the flowers before gluing everything together. But, I used the Stamparatus, and it turned out fine. Whew!
The large heart was made with Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper and a Be Mine Stitched Die, and, again, layered for thickness.
The small sentiment, “for you,” is from the Perfectly Framed Stamp Set. It was tempting to “frame” it, but I decided on a simple stamping in Rich Razzleberry Ink. I found a cute, little, Enamel Heart in my stash.
I’m playing along with the “valentine” challenge at Fusion.
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Today’s card is combing a favorite stamp set (Painted Harvest) and punch (Leaf Punch) from the Annual Catalog, with new stamp sets and dies from the 2020 Mini Catalog.
My idea began with the Fusion challenge; using a critter with the colors of brown, green and yellow.
For my critter, I chose Squirrel from the Special Someone Stamp Set, because I knew he would love the wonderful acorn in the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. First, I stamped Squirrel in Early Espresso Ink and Sahara Sand Ink, and used his Special Day Die for cutting. Then, I stamped several acorns in shades of brown that are named in my Product List below, and fussy cut them.
Next, I used the largest Stitched So Sweetly Die to cut a rectangle from Whisper White Cardstock, and stamped a pile of acorns. I figured Squirrel would be very happy standing on a pile of acorns.
Squirrel’s generosity warmed my heart, when he chose the sentiment, “for you,” from the So Sentimental Stamp Set. This small sentiment fit perfectly in the “bubble” that I cut with a die from the Special Someone Stamp Set. Doesn’t Squirrel look cute holding the acorn?
So far, everything was brown and white, so I used a Garden Green card base, topped with a great plaid from Country Club Designer Paper. The leaves are from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, stamped in Garden Green Ink, and cut with the Leaf Punch. If you haven’t seen this punch before, you can check it out in my Product List.
Last, but not least, I used a Special Day Die to cut some yellow flowers, a very brilliant yellow named Pineapple Punch.
Squirrel is excited to share his acorns. What a nice, little squirrel he is! “Nuts for you” could even be a Valentine!
Squirrel and I thank you for stopping by. He wants you to know that his stamp set is available now, and his coordinating dies are available Feb. 4th. Plus, he is proud to say, his stamp set and dies will be in the future 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!
Today’s project is a winter time, masculine, birthday card.
It developed because of the parameters set by the Fusion challenge, where I used the theme, photo, and the sketch.
The first thing I did was use the Majestic Mountain Die to cut the tree from Copper Foil. After seeing the photo, how could I not use this tree?
Next, using the largest Layering Circles Die, I cut a circle from Basic Black Cardstock, keeping one edge straight, as it is in the sketch.
The background is the wonderful, burlap, Pressed Petals Designer Paper, which I glued to a Basic Black card base.
“Happy Birthday” is from the Clubhouse Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink on the burlap DSP, and cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die. I layered the sentiment on Basic Black Cardstock for thickness, and placed it on Mini-Dimensionals.
Adding five, black, sequin, stars was the final touch.
Thank you for visiting me today. I hope I’ve inspired you with this masculine card. Clicking on the pictures in my Product List will take you to my store for shopping. Thanks!
Thanksgiving is next week, so this is my last “turkey” card, and then I need to get them mailed.
My turkey feathers are from the Day Of Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Poppy Parade on Whisper White cardstock.
I left a space to stamp the sentiment, “from our family to yours on this day of thanks” in Cajun Craze Ink, matching the card base.
Stitched Rectangles Dies were used to cut two layers from See A Silhouette Designer Paper. The top layer with feathers was given some texture with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.
For the final detail, I added some Iridescent Sequins.
I’m sharing today’s card with the Fusion challenge.
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It’s the Magical Mermaid bringing birthday wishes.
When I saw the Fusion challenge, my first thought was Stampin’ Up’s Magical Mermaid Stamp Set. Although, honestly, I thought of eating that cupcake too!
I began by stamping the mermaid in Basic Gray Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. The Stampin’ Blends I used for coloring are in my Product List below.
TIP: I used my Paper Snips, trimming close to the mermaid’s lines, to eliminate a white border.
For her background, I cut an oval, using the largest Layering Ovals Die, in a piece of Mercury Glass Acetate. Next, I glued this to a selection of Perennial Essence Designer Paper. Then, I glued this background to a Shaded Spruce card base.
TIP: Applying tiny dots of glue to the solid areas in the Mercury Glass, keeps the glue from showing.
“Wishes” is from the Well Written Die Set, cut from Nobel Peacock Foil in Old Olive.
I completed the inside with two stamps from the Magical Mermaid Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink, and highlights of Granny Apple Green.
I decorated the Whisper White, medium envelope with the same Perennial Essence DSP, cut 5 3/4″ X 2 1/4″ , glued to the flap, and trimmed with Paper Snips.
Thank you for visiting. I hope your day goes “swimmingly!”
Before sharing Cat’s halloween card, let me remind you that today is THE DAY! From 12:01 October 23rd until midnight, we have a super stamp sale going on. Click on the flashing 15% to shop now!
Cat asked to be on “just one more” Halloween card. He said I should punch him from Basic Black Cardstock, and he would wear a Gorgeous Grape scarf for his costume.
Cat convinced the Playful Penguins to loan him their scarf, because he promised to return it right after October 31st. I agreed, cutting the scarf by hand, which turned out to be a perfect fit.
Cat in Scarf
At first glance, you might think Cat is sitting in front of a moon, but it’s actually a log. It’s from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set, stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink, and fussy cut.
The log happens to be from one of the many stamp sets on sale, and Cat thought it would be a great hiding place, while waiting to pounce on trick-or-treaters.
The background is retired, Brights 6X6 Designer Paper, which Cat had to have, because it matched his scarf. Eventually, I said it was okay, because new patterns are currently available, which I have in my Product List. I do like the way the stripe blends with the Highland Heather card base.
“Trick or Treat” is from the Itty Bitty Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.
Finally, Cat said he wanted some scary, white, stuff by his log. He was satisfied with the Whisper White Flax Ribbon, after I shredded the end.
All of this was instigated by Cat seeing two challenges. I have to keep him away from my computer!
Thank You for visiting today. Cat is proud of his card, and enjoyed sharing it with you! Don’t forget to shop the 24 Hour Stamp Sale! Just click this “shop” button!