And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
I saw a similar design on Pinterest the other day and knew I had to give it a try. How did I not notice my wonky bow though when I was taking the photo? Argh...Guess it needs an extra glue dot before it gets mailed off.
You know by now that my favorite stamp set this spring was Petal Palette. You have no idea how glad I was to see it carrying over into the new catalog. You could have taken every stamp set off my shelves if I could just have kept this set for a little longer. (Thankfully, that didn't need to happen!) And while I love the sentiments from this set, nothing seemed to fit this card when it was finished. I scoured my shelves and came up with this one from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set. I haven't used that one very much, and thought this sentiment was somehow fitting.
This card really is one of those that's prettier in person. I watercolored the Flirty Flamingo background using my Wink of Stella glitter brush. Then, stamped the branches in Early Espresso. The overall effect was quite difficult to capture with the camera, though.
I will be in Washington DC this weekend visiting friends, so there won't be a Crafty Saturday Facebook Live this week. But please, stay tuned next week. We'll have to do a quick one before my monthly club comes at 10 . Yikes!
Happy weekend everyone! Be sure to post pictures on my Facebook page of what you're crafting this weekend. I'm taking my Paper Pumpkin on the train with me. That ought to be fun, don't you think?
Base: Flirty Flamingo, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4", with corners rounded using the Envelope Punch Board
Layer 3: Whisper White, cut out with Petals and More thinlets
Rain or Shine, it's always time for ice cream! These cool colors today remind me when all the Lad would eat was Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. With lots and lots of sprinkles!
Today's card is all about the 'sprinkles and cherries'. Or, in the paper crafting world, it's all about the embellishments.
Doesn't that look good enough to eat?
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Cutting and Measurement:
Base: Mint Macron 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper 5" x 3 3/4", cut at 2 1/2" and one piece flipped, using both sides of the paper
Layers 3 & 4 are using the Layering Circles framelits
Why is it, every time I reach for the Flourishing Phrases Bundle, I also reach for my collection of navy and white paper? I've seen it in all colors and it's striking. But to me, this will always show best in these crisp clean, and classic colors found in the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.
Too add texture behind the die cut, I used the Timeless Texture Stamp Set to add a random patter (is that an oxymoron), using Basic Gray Archival Ink. To achieve the various shades, I stamped off the ink onto scratch paper first, before stamping on the card stock.
This design was part of a sketch challenge for my Stamping Bee team. I hold a weekly challenge, with a small prize being given to a random winner. Last week, Sarah won a new pack of Urban Underground Washi Tape. I know she's going to put it to good use.
Would you like to play along? Post your creations below - I'd love to see them.
Cutting & Measurement
Base: Night of Navy 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half
Layer 1: Floral Boutique 4 x 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Whisper White 3 3/4" x 4"
Layer 3: Floral Boutique 1" x 4:
Layer 4: Whisper White 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Layer 5: Whisper White Organza Ribbon
Putting it All Together
1. Stamp Timeless Textures in Basic Gray onto Layers 2 & 4. Stamp off ink to add different shades of gray. Stamp sentiment to Layer 4 with Night of Navy ink.
2. Attach die cut with glue dots.
3. Adhere Layers 2 & 4 to Layers 1 & 3.
4. Wrap ribbon around Layer 1 and attach to the back with glue dots.
5. Adhere both layers to card base with Fast Fuse.
6. Finish by adding an organza bow and tiny (3mm) pearls to die.
The Hubs and I took down the tree and Christmas decorations last night. To me, an empty Christmas tree is one of the saddest, lonliest sights after the holidays. And all the lights that burned so bright with anticipation, only seem dim and dusty once Christmas is over. So, we sepnt a few hours packing everything away and dusing and vacuuming. My house is back to normal, but it feels rather empty without the tree.
I needed something to cheer me up, so after the Hubs went to bed, I went up to my stamp room and unloaded 3 boxes of Stampin' Up! goodies. My Bingo night is this Friday and I have 12 ladies coming to play! It's time to put the last minute touches on all the projects and fun I've been planning.
Then, I made a quick card using the new Hey, Chick Stamp Set. Stampin' Up! has really outdone themselves with the Sale-a-bration products they're offering this year. What's Sale-a-bration? Only the best time of the Stampin' Up! year! It's the best way to fight of the winder doldrums.
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Cutting and Measurements:
Base: 5" x 3 1/2" Whisper White Note Card
Layer 1: Soft Suede, 4 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 2: Real Red Layering Circle
Layer 3: Whisper White Stitched Shapes Circle
Layer 4: Whisper White Banner Punch
Layer 5: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Putting it All Together
1. Stamp chicken in Black Archival ink onto Layer 3. Color feet and cockscomb with Real Red and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers. Adhere to Layer 2.
2. Stamp Hardwood stamp in Soft Suede onto Layer 1.
3. Wrap bakers twine twice around Layer 1 and tie a bow.
4. Adhere Layer 1 to base.
5. Adhere circles to base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
6. Stamp sentiment in Soft Suede onto banner and adhere to base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Last Saturday was my Stamping Bee team Christmas party. I wanted to make everyone something personal. We're always talking about initials and personalization, so I thought a personal journal would be just the thing.
I found these lined journals at the dollar store. They were just perfect. I cut the 2 pieces Floral Boutique designer paper to the height, and about 3/4" of an inch shorter in width of the journal - I didn't want paper on the crease of the binding. Round the the corners on the top and bottom of a side (I used the Envelope Punch Board for this). Then, I put Tear & Tape along the top, bottom, and right hand edges of the journal and carefully placed the paper on top, making sure it was lined up properly. Finally, I layered several layers of Floral Boutique designer washi tape along the binding to secure it all in place. Using theLayering Ovals Framelits, I cut a scalloped oval fromNight of Navy cardstock, and a solid oval from Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper. Finally, I cut an initial from Night of Navy using myLarge Letters Framelits.
Everyone who attended received a journal. There was also a tealight candle card on each placing setting, as well as a loaf of the Hubs' very special homemade Hungarian Nut Roll.
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