Beautifully Braided on Stone

The Beautifully Braided stamp set with coordinating punch on page 29 of the 2020 Spring Mini really caught my eye. How clever that you can “braid” ribbon through the border punch! And how clever that there are two stamps that can be stamped on the punched border. I have used the dotted line stamp for this card. The new Stone 3D Embossing Folder available during Sale-a-Bration packs quite a punch with the deep etching. We keep the loveliness going by kissing the flowers and buds with a little Wink of Stella.

Beautifully Braided on Stone

I’m not well versed in flowers, so I don’t know what kind this is supposed to be. But that’s just fine because I can make them whatever color I want. This color combination is so pretty, I thought you might like a photo to Pin. The bold punch of Gorgeous Grape against the deep color of Blueberry Bushel, kept in control with the mellow Soft Sea Foam.

Grape Foam Blueberry
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Beautifully Braided
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sea Foam
Love:  Blueberry Bushel 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Braided Border Punch, Stone 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies

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Faces of a Ladybug Waterfall RAK

I am part of a Facebook group that encourages creating our cards for others in Jesus’ name. You can call it a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) card. Each month there is a post that people can comment on providing the name and address of someone that could use some cheering up. One person had a special request for a relative. I will not disclose anything personal, but based on what I read, I knew an interactive, cheerful card was in order. That inspiration is shown here – a waterfall card with the many faces of a sweet little ladybug. I just know the recipient is going to love it and being able to bring a smile to someone’s face is the greatest blessing for me.

Ladybug Waterfall FrontLadybug Waterfall StepsHere’s the inside of the card:
Ladybug Waterfall Inside
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Little Ladybug (SAB)
Cardstock:  Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red (inside)
Stampin’ Blends:  Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Color Lifter
Love:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine (retired)
Tools:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Mini Stapler (retired)

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Honey Bee Joy Fold for the Joy of Sets January 2020 Blog Hop

January 2020It’s time for another The Joy of Sets Blog Hop and I am finally able to participate again. The last time was June…shame on me! Our theme for January is “Something New” and boy, oh boy, do I have some new things! I decided to use the Honey Bee Bundle on page 30 of the new Spring Mini along with the coordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper I earned for free in the Sale-a-Bration brochure (page 10). I decided to use more fun, free goodies by also using the So Saffron/Gold Bakers Twine and Sequins from the combo pack available on page 7.

Honey Bee Joy Fold Front
When I put all the products in front of me, I just knew I wanted a fun fold for this card. I decided on the Joy Fold. It’s been a couple years since I made one and I don’t know why…it’s so quick and easy and really adds a lot. I made sure to use the Black Dimensionals for the bees and hive so you don’t see glaring white against the black and gold. I topped all the bees with Wink of Stella. Visit Splitcoast Stampers here for the Joy Fold tutorial.

Honey Bee Joy Fold partial open
Honey Bee Joy Fold open
Stamp Set:  Honey Bee
Cardstock:  Basic Black, So Saffron, Whisper White
Specialty DSP: Golden Honey (SAB)
Ink:  Staz-On Saddle Brown, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (SAB), Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Bee Dies, Black Dimensionals

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January 2020 Blog Roll

Angie McKenzie
Amanda Farlinger
Libby Fens
Jane Allmark
Tricia Butts
Angelique Nederpel
Fiona Whitehead
Sandra Roberts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Brenda Nelson
Susan Webster
Anne Marie Hile
Gez Carpenter
Annette Ball
Kaylin Krawczyk
Narelle Fasulo
Jennifer Arent
Vicki Milyard
Alejandra Gomez

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Hey Lady! How About a Sneak Peek?

I am so excited to share a super cute card with you that uses a very special stamp set. This adorable Little Ladybug will be available January 3, 2020 through March 31, 2020, during Sale-a-Bration. You cannot buy this set – it is a Host set you earn for free with a $300 party. It is just darling!

Hey Lady How About a Sneak Peek
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Little Ladybug (SAB Host)
Cardstock:  Highland Heather, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Wink of Stella
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder

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A Country Recovery

Today’s card was created for the ever lovely Jean, who is laid up in a rehab facility, due to a broken femur.  She loves yellow and green so I naturally used those colors for the base and layers. I love the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder and knew it would make a gorgeous backdrop for the watering can by using Copper Foil. I kept the copper theme going with the embossing powder for the sentiment in the Healing Hugs set as well as the Designer Elements.

A Country Recovery
On this close-up, you can see how I used the new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint (available in the 2019 Holiday Catalog) to mimic cotton. I should have used a little bit more, but this was my first time using it and I didn’t want to go overboard. It makes for a very unique texture and I’m glad I gave it a try.

A Country Recovery Cotton
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Country Home, Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Copper Foil
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Stampin’ Blends:  Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Love:  Designer Elements, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, Copper Embossing Powder
Tools:  Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangles, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

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Seaside Dandelion

I apologize for how long it’s been since my last post. I had ankle surgery on September 11th and expected to be able to do lots of stamping while recovering. Definitely not the case when you find out you have to keep your ankle elevated above your heart level for the first couple weeks! I was able to sit down and do some stamping last night. I know everyone is into the autumn and winter cards right now, but I just adore the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper and wanted to base my card on the gorgeous shades of green. Hunter selected my stamp sets for me based on the leafy design. I think it turned out so pretty!

Seaside Dandelion

I decided to emboss the dandelion in white for a subtle background look. Here’s a close-up view for you:

Seaside Dandelion Close Up

The addition of Flax Ribbon and the Frosted Epoxy Droplet on the banner are the perfect finishers.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Dandelion Wishes, Seaside Notions
Cardstock:  Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
DSP:  Garden Lane
Ink:  Mint Macaron, VersaMark
Love:  Flax Ribbon, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

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Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 3

Today’s card features the sad, upside down turtle from the Back On Your Feet stamp set on page 83 of the Annual Catalog. Yesterday’s card featured a poor little sloth, which you can see here. Card 1 from two days ago is a giraffe tied in a knot. You can see that card here. I can commiserate with this little turtle. Sometimes we get turned upside down and all we can do is SIGH. He’s stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. I thought the Arrows Embossing Folder was a good match for this card. I love the greens and browns together and enjoyed dusting off some retired Always Artichoke cardstock and ink and a super old roll of Old Olive ribbon.

Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 3
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Back On Your Feet
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke (retired), Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Always Artichoke (retired), Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Love:  Old Olive Striped Ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, 1” Circle Punch, Arrows Embossing Folder (retired)

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