This seemed like the perfect card to share today since I haven’t been around for a while. Yikes! I love crafting and I love showing you my projects, teaching and sharing. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to do more of it consistently like I’ve enjoyed doing in the past, but right now I’ll probably be a little sporadic for the next little bit.
We’ve had company – lots of it! And it’s been great. For the first time in almost 3 years we all our children and grandchildren home to visit at the same time. Unfortunately, one son-in-law wasn’t able to make it because of his work schedule, but everyone else was here this past week. My daughter and her two kids are still here and we are having fun spoiling them.
Of course, we are getting set to move as well and that has consumed every spare moment. I’ll try to get a good picture of the walls that I’ve painted so I can post my painting tips, as I promised to do. Tried to take a few pictures the other day but the lighting was all wrong.
The card today is from Stampin’ Up! and it doesn’t have any stamping on it! For the complete list of supplies click here.
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I’ve had the idea for this thank you card swimming around my head since the introduction of the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors – Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pistachio Pudding. If you look closely you’ll see that the front panel is scored into sections, then in each section is a Floral Fusion Sizzlets flower with the ‘gee, thanks’ (from the new Stampin’ Up! Really Good Greetings stamp set) stamped in the top middle section in Strawberry Slush.
I even made a matching envelope. The envelope was stamped with the flowers from Betsy’s Blossoms in Strawberry Slush. I’m making a coordinating envelope with almost every card these days. It doesn’t take much to do and I think it makes the card extra special. But if you are like me you are wondering about the dimensions on this card.
I had to do some real math to get this panel to work out just right. Here’s my math. The card base measures 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″. The front panel is 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″. The front panel is scored across at 1-3/4″ and 3-1/2″ and then turned and scored crosswise at 1-3/4″. When you are done, each scored section is 1-3/4″ square. Of course, the Simply Scored Scoring Tool made this a super simple task!
The new Strawberry Slush In Color is definitely one of my favorites, so I used that to stamp the greeting. If you stamp your greeting on an angle, you didn’t have to worry about lining it up just right to make it straight. Plus, I think it adds more whimsy and interest to the card. What do you think?
Each flower was centered with a circle of contrasting cardstock and topped with a rhinestone. I just love the self-adhesive rhinestone Basic Jewels. And I love the fact that they also come with a few rhinestones attached in a line, which was perfect to underline ‘gee, thanks’.
Just stopping by for a few minutes to share this ‘Best Dad Ever’ bowtie Father’s Day card from Stampin’ Up! You can find all the details here. I hope this will inspire you to remember the dads in your life this weekend.
I’m traveling today so not much time to write. As I mentioned yesterday, I drove to Nashville to be here for my niece’s bridal shower earlier in the week and I was supposed to have gone home two days ago, but my family just kept talking me into staying just one more day! Before I knew it I had been here all week and I’ve got to get home and back to work!
It’s been so fun being here. We have watched movies, visited and played a lot of Settlers of Catan.
Have you played Settlers of Catan? It’s addictive! It starts out slow but pretty quickly it starts to get really interesting and then it’s over, which just makes you want to play again. We changed the rules a little though because we were too competitive and it caused problems. I’ve known families that stopped playing it because it was causing so much animosity. So I came up with new rules that we adopted that make it a more friendly game. We do not use the robber at all and I’m sure purists wouldn’t approve of my new rules. Not using the robber does change the ability to stop someone who is racing ahead but in the spirit of family fun, the changes are worth it.
OK, enough about all that. Have a wonderful weekend with the fathers in your life and don’t forget to get that hand-stamped Father’s Day card made! Do it today before you forget. What are you doing for Father’s Day?
I cannot even tell you how much fun I had playing with these new products!!! Label Love and Mosaic Madness stamp sets with the matching embossing folder and punches, and new colors – Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding, and Coastal Cabana.
Remember my cute niece Danideej from here, here and here. She’s getting married!! I went to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend her bridal shower, and I wanted a special card to include with her gift. I made this card with Danielle in mind.
This card measures 4-1/4″ square. The white panel is 4″ square and embossed with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder. I always trim out my panel first before embossing. If you do it the other way around, you run the risk of damaging the embossing while you’re trimming – so cut first.
I also decorated a standard-sized envelope to match the card by stamping Crisp Cantaloupe three times without reinking which created this shaded design.
This cute, clean card is easy to make with the matching stamps and punch. I simply stamp the mosaics in the colors I wanted and quickly punch them out and adhered them to the embossed background. Easy peasy!
By stamping the Label Love ‘just for you’ twice in Smoky Slate and Crisp Cantaloupe and then punching and trimming, I made this two-tone tag. The natural trim is an unexpected element, which is what I was going for. I love the texture and contrast.
My son James graduated from high school last week and my mother needed a graduation card to give him. When I looked in my card stash all I had left were girlie grad cards. There wasn’t much time to whip something together so I grabbed the My Paper Pumpkin starter kit and made a couple of quick changes, and voila, a graduation card!
Above is the full My Paper Pumpkin starter kit which includes all the cardstock, stamps, ink and embellishments to make 4 cards. All you need is adhesive to make these cards:
And this is the change I made to create a graduation card.
To create the graduation card I just stamped the congrats grad stamp from the Blue Ribbon stamp set in Old Olive punched it out with the 1-1/4″ circle punch and layered it on with a dimensional. (Blue Ribbon stamp set wood-mount #125979 or clear-mount#125981)
I also added an extra bit of stamped ‘splatter’ just for fun.