A sweet & simple blog post today as I have to run and finish last minute preparation for today's Beat the Winter Blues Mini Stamping Retreat. Leave me a comment below to be entered into this week's Prize Patrol. Measurements for the Simple Card can be found on yesterday's Blog Post, along with the list of materials used.
My son, aka 'The Lad', called me last night and of course, that just made my day. He was making tacos at 10 pm for dinner, and telling me all about how much he loves his new job. I'm just so incredibly proud of him. So in the midst of making videos, finishing tutorials, packing up card kits, and just the general flurry of last minute preparations for tomorrow's mini retreat, I decided to make a card for him. The crafter in me is screaming, "ADD A BOW OR TIE A KNOT! DO SOMETHING!" But knowing my boy, he's going to love the masculine simplicity of this. And...I used his favorite color, too!
Wishing you all a 'Crafty Weekend'. Come join me tomorrow morning at 9 am for my Crafty Saturday Facebook Live. I think I'll take this card and see what we can do to 'jazz it up' a little. What do you think?
Base: Pumpkin Pie, 4 1/4" x 11
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Classic Garage Designer Series Paper, 3 5/8" x 3 5/8"
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Good Morning and Happy Monday! I hope everyone's got their coffee or tea this morning. I have a feeling, We're going to need it.
Are you ready for the holiday? My friend Tanya and I thought we'd hit Costco after our pedicures yesterday afternoon, and after sitting in absolute gridlock in the parking lot, we inched our way to the exit and went home empty handed. There was not a parking spot to be had! And let me tell you, navigating the parking lot was like a demolition derby. No thank you! We couldn't even imagine what the inside of the store looked like!
I am excited though. The Lad is coming home. I'm not sure when, and I really hope he can stay more than one night. I miss him and so do the dogs. I should go clean out his room a bit. It's rather a catch-all for stuff right now.
This week, I thought I'd do something a little different. In addition to showcasing the Pleasant Pheasant Stamp Set as my product of the week, I want to show you how to make 3 different cards using the same basic design principle. Today, I have a card that's just perfect for a beginning stamper. I love the 'pen and ink' design of the Pleasant Pheasant Stamp Set and wanted to really allow the design of the stamp to speak for itself. I've simply stamped images and sentiments in Early Espresso onto Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock. Simple, understated, and classy. Bee sure to use THICK cardstock for your card bases. It comes in either Very Vanilla or Whisper White and it is really what you need to support layers, or in this case, it will stand up on a mantle without flopping over.
Watch tomorrow and the rest of the week as we step this card up. In the meantime, best wishes to all of us who have procrastinated on our holiday food shopping.
Layer 1: Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
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Oh my! This card was so much fun. Did you know that that dies in the Rooted in Nature Bundle come with dies that also emboss? All of the Champagne Foil leaves were embossed with thinlets! They can be cut out using the framelits. It's pure genius and I just love the look of it. I had so much fun, I ended up with extras. Not one to go to let foil pieces go to waste, I decorated the inside of the card, too!
Now, won't that be a surprise when someone opens it?
Base: Soft Suede, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Very Vanilla, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" (Cut 2; one for the inside!)
Layer 2: Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Additional pieces: Scrap of Very Vanilla and Champagne Foil
August 2018 -
Tomorrow marks my parents 51st wedding anniversary. They are the roots of our family tree. Though we may branch out, and spread our wings, the foundation of love and support that they have built along way keeps us grounded and strong. The roots of their love for each other and their family run strong and true.
When we went on vacation to Spokane this year, we spent some time looking at real estate. And what really made a decision of whether or not to keep looking was whether or not the land had trees. It all comes down to being surrounded and, if you will, Rooted in Nature. And so, this card is the perfect way to mark their special day.
Wishing them both a very happy anniversary weekend! Love you lots, Mom & Fom!
Base: Early Espresso, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/4" x 4", embossed with Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder
Layer 2: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, 2" x 4"
Layer 3: Crumb Cake,
Layer 4: Very Vanilla
Layer 5: Corrugated Elements, tag
Layer 6: Very Vanilla, 5 1/4" x 4" (for inside)
August 2018 -
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