Flowering Blooms for Fond Farewell | 3rd Thurs Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3rd Thursday BLOG HOP for April 2021.  This month we are focused on giving our retiring favorites a FOND FAREWELL!  The annual catalog comes to a close May 3rd, so this is the time to really decide what you want off that WISH LIST?  Sometimes, I find I have a lot of sets I wish I had already collected, other times, I’m happy to see what will be coming along next.

Today’s project features the Flowering Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies.  I also incorporated the Artistry Blooms DSP and coordinating sequins.  A touch of BLEND ink for the images and we are ready to share this beauty of a card.

I do have a Stampin’ Show & Tell video to share, where I take you through my creative process of creating the card.  Please enjoy the demonstration, and if you are inspired, leave me a comment below on the blog.  I also share the instructions below for your crafting ease.

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK

Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with ____________________ .  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.

 

 

BLOG ROLL CALL

Kimberley Anne Morris

Jan Musselman

Susan Webster - You Are Here

 

FLOWERING  BLOOMS Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Flowering Blooms [152575]
  • Card Stock –  Melon Mambo, Artistry Blooms DSP [152495], Basic White
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Black Ink, Flirty Flamingo BLEND, Melon Mambo
  • Misc - Flowering Dies [152727], Artistry Blooms Sequins [152477], Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653], Tombo, Dimensionals

Measurements:

  • Card Base Size 10 x 4 ¼  [scored at 5 ½]
  • SCRAP 1 x 4 ¼ 
  • Basic White 4 x 4 
  • DSP 4 x 4


Instructions:

Die Cutting

  • Die cut the 1 x 4 ¼ scrap from the cardbase with the coordinating dies to create the flourished trim edge.

  • Die cut a sentiment label from Basic White with Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Stamping & Coloring with BLENDS

  • Ink and stamp your sentiment with Melon Mambo, both on the sentiment tag and the inner panel.

  • Stamp the images of the flowers with Memento on the DSP and the inner panel.

  • Color the images with the Flirty Flamingo Blend 

Put It All Together

  • With Tombow adhesive add the decorative edge to the front flap of the cardbase.

  • Now add the square DSP panel to the front of the card.

  • Add the sentiment label with a dimensional.

  • Add a couple of sequins to add a bit of sparkle.

  • Now add the inner panel to the inside of your card.

Let's Celebrate Birthdays! Inspiration Blog Hop April 2021

Welcome to the STAMPING INKspirations BLOG HOP for April 2021.  This month we are focusing on celebrating birthdays!  And for my project, I opted to focus on the guys.  I am featuring the Whiskey Business stamp set and some fun Blend Coloring.  Here’s a quick video demonstration to take you through the process.

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This card layout is rather simple.  You could certainly CASE it, and make a project of your very own with any number of other sets.  I share the full tutorial with you down below in the post, so if you need the materials & measures they are easily found. 

Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with Melissa Faust .  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.

 

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Alejandra Gomez

 Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Kirstie Pattrick

Linda Moore  ● Mo Rootes  ●  Libby Fens

Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Sandra Mastello  ●  Karen Henderson

  Susan Simpson  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Melissa Faust

JoAnn Pollock  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Jo Blackman

Jill Chapman  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Terry Hamilton  ●  Deb Macdowell  ●  Satomi Wellard

Shel Anderson  ●  Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Ann Krucek 

Chris Smith  ●  Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Teri West

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Whiskey Business [152550]
  • Card Stock – Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Mango Melody
  • Stamp Pads – Memento, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • BLENDS - So Saffron, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake
  • Misc -  Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder [149643], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Measurements:

  • Card Base 4 ¼ x 11 [scored at 5 ½]
  • Patterned Paper 4 ¼ x 2
  • Stamped Embellishment large enough for your images
  • Center Liner 3 ¾ x 5 

Instructions:

Stamp your Images and Color with the Blends

  • Stamp with Memento ink onto neutral cardstock.

  • Then add layers of colors with the Blend Markers.

  • Trim the images with your Paper Snips.

Emboss your Cardbase with your Embossing Folder

Create the textured stamped layer or use Patterned Paper 4 ¼ x 2.

  • I used Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.

  • I stamped the wood plank image down the length of the cardstock.

  • I allowed for the ends to alternate position and overlapped for embellishment as well.

Stamp your Sentiments

  • I stamped both sentiments with Early Espresso ink for contrast to the cardstock layer.

Inside Layer Blend Colored Image

  • For this project I stamped the glass of whiskey inside the card as well.

  • Once again I used my Blends to color the images.

  • The ink will lighten as it dries, so experiment with the results when not coloring on white or vanilla cardstock.

Snow Front ATC Cards [JOS SWAP]

 

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – 

  • Snow Front
  • Itty Bitty Greetings

Card Stock – 

  • Crumb Cake
  • Shimmery White

Stamp Pads –

  • Crumb Cake
  • Balmy Blue
  • Early Espresso
  • So Saffron
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Old Olive

Misc - 

  • Stitched So Sweetly
  • Greenery Embossing Folder
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]
  • Dimensionals

 

Instructions:

Measurements:

  • Mount                    3 ½ X 2 ½ 
  • Stamped Image  3 ½ x 2 1/2

 

Stamping Steps

  • Start with the Tree image on all three panels.
  • Then with Balmy Blue do the winter scene.

  • Now clean off your texture stamp.

  • Stamp the Deer with Soft Suede on the second panel.

  • With So Saffron, stamp the texture stamp for the sky of panel 2 and 3.

  • With Pear Pizzazz, stamp the grass and trees for panel 2.

  • Add Old Olive to the grass and trees of panel 2.

  • Then stamp the grass for panel 3 as well.

  • Now with Cherry Cobbler, stamp the texture stamp for the 3rd panel of leaves on the trees.

FLOWERING BLOOMS FOR MOJO MONDAY 566

 

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I was inspired by this sketch offered by Julie Tillman from the MoJo Monday Blog.

My project does not match this sketch exactly, for measurements, but mine are listed below.

Mojo Monday Sketch 566

Measurements:

  • Card Base 8 ½ x 5 ½
  • DSP 4 ¼ x 5 ½ 
  • Granny Apple Green 3 ½ x 3 ½ - large scallop circle punch
  • Granny Apple Green 4 ¼ x 3 - large rectangular die
  • So Saffron scrap - 2 inch circle punch
  • Garden Green 4 ½ x 1 ½  - trim die
  • Basic White 3 ½ x 3 ½ - large circle die
  • Basic White 3 ½ x 3 ½ - flower die
  • Basic White 4 ½ x 1 - sentiment die

Tutorial

  1. Stamp your sentiment and the large flower image (2 times) with Memento Ink.

  2. Then die-cut all your layers for the project.

  3. Color our image with the Blend Markers.

  4. Add each layer to your card base to create the card.

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Time Marches On | 3rd Thurs Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the 3rd Thursday BLOG HOP for March 2021.  This month we are focused on the theme “TIME MARCHES ON”!  And boy, I can’t believe it’s the middle of March already.  Here in the states, we have Sprung Forward for Daylight Savings Time.  The weather is trying to warm up a bit, and spring bulbs are starting to push their heads up to bloom again.

 

For myself, we are in the midst of selling our home and moving for a work relocation.  So, life is a bit crazy, stressed, and altogether out of sorts.  But I just start each day with a new TO-DO list and hope I can accomplish it! 

 

So, when I started to work on my project for the Blog Hop today, and the theme of Time Marches On… I immediately thought of the Sending Sunshine stamp set and my desire to see a sunrise on a nice warm beach somewhere!  Well, that may not happen for me anytime soon, but here’s to hoping.

 

I do have a Stampin’ Show & Tell video to share, where I take you through my creative process of creating the card.  I use the Stamparatus Tool today.  Hopefully my demonstration will help you understand how easy it can be to make multiple cards with little effort.  The tricky part is getting it set up, but then, no problem at all.  It really just takes a little practice.

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK

So what did you think?  The Stampartus is really a pretty cool tool.  And this Sending Sunshine stamp set has some wonderful images to make beautiful sunrises.

 

Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with Susan Reitmeyer Legits .  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.

 

Kimberley Anne Morris

Jan Musselman

Susan Webster - You Are Here!

Susan Reitmeyer Legits

TIME MARCHES ON WITH SENDING SUNSHINE

 

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – Sending Sunshine [152592], Timeless Tropical [151497]

Card Stock – Early Espresso, Mango Melody, Basic White, 

Stamp Pads – Coastal Cabana Classic Ink, Bermuda Bay Classic Ink, Mango Melody Classic Ink, Early Espresso Classic Ink

Misc - Stamparatus Tool [146276], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]

Old World Paper Embossing Folder [153200], Stampin’ Seal, Dimensionals

 

Instructions:

Measurements:

  • Card Base Size 8 ½ x 5 ½ [scored at 4 ¼ ]
  • Basic White 3 ⅜ x 4 ⅛ 
  • Mounting Piece 3 ⅝ x 4 ⅜ 

Stamping with the Stamparatus

  • Position your cardstock onto your board.

  • Now set up each image stamp on the cardstock, and press onto the arm of the tool.

  • Ink each image with color and stamp to cardstock.

Stamp Sentiment

  • Ink and stamp your sentiment.

Add Secondary Image

  • Stamp the Palm Tree with a clear block stamp.

Put It All Together

  • Layer the stamped image on the mounting piece.

  • Add to the dry embossed card base with dimensionals.

Floating & Fluttering with Fine Art Floral

 

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Floating & Fluttering with Fine Arts Floral

 

Supplies:

Measurements:

  • Card Base 5 ½ x 8 ½ [scored at 4 ¼]
  • Patterned Paper 5 ½ x 1 ¼ [ could a different height]
  • Patterned Paper or Cardstock for Embellishment

Instructions:

Score your Card Base

  • Start by scoring your cardbase.

  • You need to know how tall your DSP Sample is going to be.  Mine was 1 ¼ in this sample.

  • Score your card at the half point. Here it was 4 ¼.

  • Then score two more lines on the face of your card.  I added ¼ inch to the DSP height to create a scored frame around the DSP.

  • In this sample, I scored at 1 ½  inches and 3 inches.

Die Cut Your Focal Embellishment of Choice

  • I stamped by image on the back side of the coordinating DSP selection.

  • Then die-cut the image with the coordinating dies.

Add the Patterned Paper

  • With adhesive of your choice, add the patterned paper to the front of your card.

  • This should be between the score lines.

Stamp your Greeting

  • Stamp your greeting with coordinating ink.

Add Embellishment

  • I used dimensionals to add my butterflies.

 

Hint:

  • You could replace the butterflies with any other image of you choosing.

Thinking of Springtime | Inspirations Blog Hop March 2021

Welcome to the STAMPING INKspirations BLOG HOP for March 2021.  This month we are focusing on celebrating Easter & Springtime!  

For today’s project, I am featuring an image from the Fine Arts Floral Designer Series Paper.  This is a very simple project idea and one you can certainly recreate with any of your own collection of patterned and print paper.  Here’s a quick video demonstration to take you through the process.

 

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK

My project could easily be CASED, that means Copy And Selectively Edit, with the same products or other similar ones.  I share the full tutorial with you down below in the post, so if you need the materials & measures they are easily found.  You can make your very own projects following this idea, all you need is:

  • Cardstock

  • Patterned paper

  • Sentiment stamp

  • Embellishments

Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with Anne Marie Hile.  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.

 

 

MARCH 2021

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez

Leonie Stuart  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball

Vicki Milyard  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Kristie Wilson

Mo Rootes  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Terry Hamilton

Deb Macdowell  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Karen Henderson

  Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Susan Webster

Anne Marie Hile  ●  Chris Smith  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Teri West

Susan Simpson  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Lisa Mackey

Libby Fens  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Jan Musselman

Shel Anderson  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Jo Blackman

 

Thinking of Springtime Tutorial

Supplies:

Stamp Sets – Happy Thoughts [154507]

Card Stock – Flirty Flamingo [141416], Fine Arts Floral DSP [154558]

Stamp Pads – Flirty Flamingo [147052]

Misc -  Paper Snips, Adhesive, Dimensionals

 

Measurements:

Card Base         5 ½ x 8 ½ [scored at 4 ¼]

Patterned Paper     4 x 5 ¼ 

Embellishment    DSP Image

 

Instructions:

Fussy Cut or Die Cut Your Focal Embellishment of Choice

  • Here I used my paper snips to cut out the floral print from the patterned paper.

  • If you have a coordinating die for the image you choose to use you could certainly use your die-cutting machine to create it.

Add the Patterned Paper

  • With adhesive of your choice, add the patterned paper to the front of your card.

Stamp your Greeting

  • Stamp your greeting with coordinating ink.    

Add Embellishment

  • I used dimensionals to add my floral image.

  • If your image is larger than your card, just trim down the edges once you have it adhered.