Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

I am diligently working on samples for my upcoming Catalog Kick-Off Party (June 23) and I just had to share this one now. I usually use blues and violets when I color in birds, but Hunter suggested orange and yellow. This is one of the things I love about crafting – if one person doesn’t think of something, another person will! I am very happy with how this turned out. The Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers work beautifully to color and shade for a more realistic look. The coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits make layering everything a breeze. The Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder really makes a bold statement on the layering piece of Old Olive. And the pièce de résistance is the shimmery Wink of Stella on the bird, flowers and leaves!

Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

Here’s a close up of the shimmer Wink of Stella. It’s so hard to capture on film:
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Close Up
And here’s a close up of the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. It creates the most lovely, deep impressions. Just a quick spritz of water on your cardstock before you run it through the Big Shot will keep the cardstock from cracking.
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Leaves Close Up

Stamp Set:  Best Birds
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella Clear
Tools:  Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Hello Sunshine Strawberry

The tiny fruits in the Tutti Frutti Suite on pages 28-29 of the Occasions catalog are beyond stinkin’ cute! We all know mini-sized things are automatically adorable, but these are ridiculous! I am so glad I got the set with the matching punches and Designer Series Paper. Love Love Love! I made 3” x 3” little thank you cards for my club members that I slipped in with their orders this past week. So cute, I can’t stand it!!!

Hello Sunshine Strawberry

Stamp Sets:  Fruit Basket, Sunshine Sayings
Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tutti Frutti Stack
Ink:  Garden Green, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Brights Enamel Shapes
Tools:  1” Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot

Tutti Frutti Suite

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Brusho Flying Home Birdie Delight

Here’s another card with a Brusho Crystal Colours background. I am in love with this amazing powder! I decided to break out another new set and ink it up. The Flying Home set just begs to be colored with the Stampin’ Blends. I added some Wink of Stella for a pretty shimmer (see the close up below) and some random Metallic Enamel Shapes. Perfect color combination to help usher in Spring!

Brusho Flying Home Birdie Delight

Brusho Flying Home Birdie Delight Close Up

Stamp Sets:  Flying Home, Special Celebrations
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends
Lovelies:  Brusho Crystal Colours, Wink of Stella, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Spritzer

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Happy Acorns

I have had a whirlwind October. I was able to visit my niece and her family in Pennsylvania. From there, we went to upstate New York to visit my son. We decided to add in a day trip to Vermont and Massachusetts. It was a much needed vacation. The one thing I forgot, though, is that I always sneak and leave a card for my son to find after we’ve said our goodbyes. There were some items I needed to mail to him after we got back home, though, so I made sure to make him one. First I made the top card with So Saffron. Hunter advised me that it was a little too feminine and that I needed to make it with a shade of blue instead. Hence, the two cards you see. I love this DSP…it’s too bad it’s retired and I’m almost out of it. Those super cute little acorns crack me up!

Happy Acorns

Stamp Set: Lovely Amazing You*
Cardstock: Island Indigo, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Into the Woods*
Ink:  Early Espresso
Lovelies:  Subtles and Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot

*Retired Products

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Pain Stinks

The Foxy Friends stamp set and coordinating Fox Builder punch are so versatile and makes it easy to put together animals other than just foxes. A gentleman at my church has missed the past two Sunday services because he is experiencing bad hip and leg pain. I want him to know he’s missed and that I’m praying for complete healing. I thought a fun card would give him a chuckle, so the Here for You set saves the day with the perfect sentiment for a skunk! It’s hard to tell, but both the skunk and sentiment banners are popped up on dimensionals.  The inside of the card is stamped with the sentiment, “So sorry you’re hurting. Hang in there.”

Pain Stinks

Stamp Sets:  Foxy Friends, Here for You
Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Kraft*, Whisper White
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Fox Builder Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder*, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot

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Holiday Catalog

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Stamp and Ink Free Petal Garden, Part 6

Welcome to Part 6 of my Petal Garden cards.

Today we wrap up this stamp and ink free series with a big, bold rose from the Memories & More Card Pack. It’s a die cut sticker adhered to Pool Party Cardstock, which was die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and a Calypso Coral scalloped circle from the same die set. I wanted a little bow, but didn’t want to wrap the Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine around the whole card front. So, I made a quick quadruple looped bow and adhered it with a glue dot.

Petal Garden 6

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at these cards as much as I enjoyed creating them!

Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Designer Series Paper:  Petal Garden Stack
Memories & More Card Pack:  Petal Garden
Lovelies:  Clear Wink of Stella, Old Olive 1/8” Sheer Ribbon, Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, 1/8” Handheld Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a look at all the cards:
Petal Garden All
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Stamp and Ink Free Petal Garden, Part 5

Welcome to Part 5 of my Petal Garden cards.

Today’s cards also feature cards with lovely sentiments front and center. Again, we have the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch on the first card, but only peeking out of the left side. It makes a nice accent. The second card has the sentiment popped up with the Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine “anchoring” it to the top and bottom.

Petal Garden 5

Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Designer Series Paper:  Petal Garden Stack
Memories & More Card Pack:  Petal Garden
Lovelies:  Clear Wink of Stella, Old Olive 1/8” Sheer Ribbon, Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, 1/8” Handheld Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a look at all the cards:
Petal Garden All
Check out the new catalog and get that Shopping List started! Annual Catalog Cover

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