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2017-07-21; 3 kinds of hello


I was getting ready for some 1-on-1 time, but it didn’t work out. For the next few days I can share what we would have made had the crafty fun transpired.

3 cards all with the same sketch but different flower stamp sets. The photo shows all 3; don’t worry, individual photo’s follow so get ready for a photo heavy post.


The first one is Serene Sunflower by Stampin Up. The sentiment on all 3 is a Recollections $1 stamp.

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Here is a close look at the flower center. I’m really liking the die cutting machine to give my old retired stamps new life!

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This set was made using SU’s Buds & Blossoms

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and finally, the set Fresh Flowers by SU

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I don’t know that I have a favorite in the group. However I do like the lighter color of card stock used on 2 out of the 3 cards that I made.

I entered this group of cards into the challenge at CARDZ TV CARD CRAZY CRAFTERS ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #6

2017-07-19; Dutch Door card front


Today’s card was made using an old retired SU set, Bud Basics.

The card front is a Dutch Door style card meaning that the front of the card is only the bottom half that you see. The top half is the inside of the card.

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Here is a close look at the sentiment by Imaginations! I stamped it on matching DP and embossed using the ever favorite and old stand by, Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

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Here is a good look at the Bud Basics flower. The dye ink pad was used along with a water brush to color each of the flowers. Each flower is topped with a gem.

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This is how the card looks when opened.

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and one last look at today’s card…..

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I’m having a friend over tonight. Depending on if I have enough projects or not, we may recreate this design for a fun addition.

2017-07-15; Christmas in July challenge


I woke up early on my day off. The house was sooo quiet. I went to my craft desk and found a challenge I could join in on.

I used a combination of die cuts and punches to create the wreath.

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The sentiment Joy, is by Recollections

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Here is a close look at the Holographic wreath. I die cut the wreath 3 times out of card stock and then added the die cut holographic wreath on top.

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And one last look at today’s challenge card before you go on about your day….

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This card was added to the challenge at Cardz TV Christmas in July Challenge #2

2017-07-15; Metallic Masculine Birthday


This week at the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Challenge, the theme is Birthdays.

I picked the card base from the Just Because cartridge and the sentiment from the Elegant Cakes cartridge. I choose metallic and hologram papers to cover the card with; which explains why I can’t get a good photo of all of it’s metallic goodness. In real life all the metallic accents make the card pop!

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I took a photo of the layers on this card so you can see some of the depth.

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the sentiment was cut from metallic card stock and then a top layer added of holographic paper.

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See that glow along the bottom border? That’s the holographic paper reflecting the light in the room. I decorated the inside of the card pretty much the same as the outside so that the glowing reflective goodness follows you in there.

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Thanks for stopping by today.

2017-07-13; 5 minute card


If you need a card at the last minute; this one certainly fits the bill. I literally did complete this in 5 minutes.

I used a fancy scroll border die, an embossing folder, sentiment, ribbon and a few gems.

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Here you can see the debossing. Instead of using the bumpy side up, I used the back side. I did remember to stamp the sentiment first before hand.

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And one more look at today’s design before you go on about your day….

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Thanks for stopping by!

this card was entered into the challenge at CardzTV: Cardz TV Mailbox Smiles Anything goes Challenge #6

2017-07-12; thank you for a friend


Hello Stamper. I want to thank all of you my crafty friends, for sharing your art work with me. I was able to take a sample I’d seen designed by Bonnie Klass (love that name!!) and recreate a similar version using scraps from my bin.

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A close look at the CTMH flower which has been cut out and layered over an SU script background stamped on Water color paper.

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I had extra flowers cut out so I decorated the inside of the card too.

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And one last look at the card for today….

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I did use scraps for everything on this card, including the card base. I believe the finished card size fits into a 6 3/4 size envelope.

This card was added to the challenge at CardzTV; Cardz TV Card Crazy Crafters Anything Goes Challenge #5

2017-07-09; butterfly tag & Dylusions Ink Spray


My new tag dies at work again for today’s sample. I used the larges tag and die cut from watercolor paper. I dropped the tag into a box I keep for spraying inks. The first spay was of water and then followed up by a teal blue while still wet. I left the tag in the box to let dry overnight so the ink pooled as it would. This is just one color of the ink and the variations caused by the way water was laying on the paper.

To form the larger back ground tag, I cut a 2nd piece of watercolor paper by hand so that it would serve at the background mat. I decided it should have matching color. I again dropped the tag into the spray box only this time just spraying with ink only (no water). It’s a pretty big difference in color from the other tag.

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I stamped the now dry background with a text stamp by stampin up and while ink was still wet used a dusting brush to soften and spread the ink. I stamped the flower image (Unity Stamp Company) in watermark ink and then embossed in gold. The mounded drops of white are liquid pearls. You may also see a drop of two of glitter glue.

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I finished off the tag by splattering cream color acrylic paint over-all.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully I start putting the other size tags to use!