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 -
CASE-ing is the acronym for "Copy & Share Everything". CASE-ing a card is a great way for crafters of all levels, from beginner to avid, to hone their craft. CASE-ing offers card sketches or ideas that you may not have thought about or tried before. Sometimes, the sketches are quite simple, like the one today. Others, are more complex. For some, the sweet simplicity of this card can be a challenge. for me, I liked how the 'less is more' approach drew your attention to the actual stamping.
Today's CASE-ing Tuesday card features the All the Good Things Stamp Set, found in the annual catalog on page 151. It is a lovely and tranquil set and I really should add it to my collection. However, today's card sketch was the perfect fit for this week's Rooted In Nature Product of the Week.
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday group?
Makeover the card (pictured above). You can change a lot, a little or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday162
Base: Mossy Meadow, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, 4" x 2"
Layer 2: Very Vanilla, 3" x 4"
August 2018 -
When did words like 'dapper' go out of style? I'm glad to see it used in the Truly Tailored stamp set. And while I didn't use the Tailored Tag Punch from the bundle, I did make a tag! How fun to have a gift tag that matches the card. Pretty spiffy!
I love a bundle with punches! They're so quick and easy to use. No getting out your Big Shot; no time spent searching for framelits. Just stamp, punch, and you're good to go. Bundles with punches often have a lower price point, too, them great for those of us watching our crafting budget.
May's Sweet & Simple Class (May 6th) features the Truly Tailored Bundle. We're going to make 4 masculine cards that are sure to appeal to even the most discerning of gentleman. (Please note: this is on the FIRST Sunday, not second Sunday due to Mother's Day).
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Night of Navy, 1 7/8" x 5", punched with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Round bottom corners with Envelope Punch Board.
Layer 2: True Gentleman Designer Series Paer, 1 3/4" x 5"punched with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Round bottom corners with Envelope Punch Board.
Layer 3: Tranquil Tide, Scalloped Layering Circle
Layer 4: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Stitched Circle Framelit
Does anyone else struggle with cards for guys? I tell myself to be conservative with embellishments, but oh it's so hard not to add a bow or glimmer dots somewhere. I guess that's why I like the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. It adds just enough design without needing a whole lot of extra stuff to jazz it up.
Speaking of bow ties...the Lad used to love to wear ties and sweater vests when he was very young. Oh...he'd go to kindergarten and first grade all decked out in a little dragon tie. He was super adorable.
I did have fun with this week's CASE-ing Challenge. Using designer series paper as your focal point, really makes quick, Sweet & Simple cards, that don't require a lot of extra work. Truly...this came together from start to finish in 10 minutes or less.
Why don't you give this week's challenge a try? Create a card based on this week's sketch and post it on our CASE-ing Challenge Facebook page. I can't wait to see what you create!
Base: Night of Navy, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Crumb Cake, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper,
5" x 1 3/4"
Layer 4: Night of Navy, Tailored Tag Punch, cut in half lengthwise
Layer 5: Crumb Cake, Tailored Tag Punch
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