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2015-05-23; Stampin Up’s Regal Rose


When I went to my friends house I also brought one rubber stamped card along with me. I joined in on a swap and the theme is “rose.” It was a perfect time to work on it and also share a card for a card making day.

The large flower is from Regal Rose, the leaves from Wild Rose (both by Stampin Up) and the babies breath is by Annette Watkins. The sentiment is a $1 stamp by Studio G.

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You most likely can not see in the photo that after we were done; we added prisma glitter to the rose petals.

More Cricut cards to share from my card making day, so be sure and stop back!

2015-05-22 Cricut’s Country Life Strawberry


This is another card from when I played with the Cricut at my girlfriends house yesterday. It’s a huge strawberry shaped card from the cartridge Country Life. All of the pieces were pre-cut before I went to my friends house to save time. I also embossed the red layer of the berry using Cuttlebugs Swiss Dot embossing folder.

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It was cut at 4.25″; at it’s widest point it is about 5.75″. The sentiment was cut at 1.25″.

Yes, we did do a rubber stamped card; I will have that ready to share with you tomorrow!

2015-05-21 Cricut’s Country Life Vase and flowers


Today I met up with a stamping friend and we played all afternoon with the Cricut and putting together fun cards.

I’ve shared one like this before (smaller and darker colored) so this one is bigger, brighter and also has the sentiment from the cartridge Country Life.

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My girlfriend actually gave me all of the cardstock to make this card a while back when she was cleaning. Ok, everything except the green stems.

This is a shaped card and measures 7″ tall and 4.25″ at it’s widest point. The sentiment was cut at 1″.

2015-05-16; A challenging chicken


For today’s sample I am reverting to rubber stamping. I’ve been pretty busy with the Cricut so when I received an embossed image of a rooster on white card stock and the challenge of creating something with it; I gave it a shot. I think it turned out pretty well.

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I masked the rooster’s white areas with tape and then stamped the text (Stampin Up) over the top. I left the tape on while I stamped some background images and sponged extra color all around. The tape was removed and I added some watercolor marker and a blending pen. The image is heavily embossed so only a little color shows through.

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I tried a number of different die cut shapes and card stock before settling on this clear acetate. The sentiment is from the Stampin Up set Best of Cluck. I stamped it using Stays On black and then punched it out. I found some gold findings and created a little hanger using the jump rings. I carefully sealed the rings using crystal lacquer because I’ve had problems with my stamped tags just slipping through the cracks. I’m glad I remembered that.

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And one last look at today’s card…

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It was a fun challenge and I hope that my stamping pal will be pleased with the results. I’m sending it back to her today!

2015-05-15; backpacking the trails


On Mother’s Day weekend I went on a backpacking day trip with my daughter. We had a really nice day for it and I enjoyed it immensely. I had mentioned to a stamping friend that I was going on this trip and she sent me some 3-d stickers with a camping theme. I used one of them to add to this card.

I started out by sponging the background, adding stamped trees, a couple of rocks and grass (Stampin Up’s Scenery set). Next I added Cricut die cut trees and flowering bushes from the cartridge Serenade. I had one leftover cloud from when I cut the pieces for THIS card. It is from the cartridge Small Talk frames and tags.

2015-05-11 (8) Serenade-Small Talk Frames and Tags

I had to show the 3-d backpack sticker. I set it down on the path that I had created which in real life is exactly where mine went when I needed a break.

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I took lots of pictures of flowering trees and bushes on my hike so I recreated one using a sprig that I cut from the Serenade cartridge. I added pink hole punches for the flower bits and then topped it with glitter glue. That glue makes the faux flowers glow in real life.

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

2015-05-11 (7) Serenade-Small Talk Frames and Tags

Thanks to my stamping friend who so generously sent me the camping stickers. It’s a perfect addition to my hiking themed card.

2015-05-14; Wedding card redesigned


In the stack of old card kits I found another one from 2010. You can see the original design HERE. It was a CAS Wedding card with tulle, a tag and a bird shaped sequin or table throw. I kept the design CAS and rather than stamping it this time around I used a Cuttlebug heart embossing folder for the background. I kept the tulle and set aside the other items.

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Here you can see that I replaced stamping with a Cricut die cut from the cartridge Tie the Knot. This was cut at 1″. I colored in the “&” sign with a jelly roll glitter pen.

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If you are so inclined; let me know which card you like better. The original version or the revamped Cricut version.

Thanks for stopping by today.

2015-05-13; More old card kits repurposed


I started working on using up extra card kits the other day. I looked it up and originally this kit was made in 2010. You can see the finished card design for the original version HERE. I discarded the crocheted flowers due to their bulk and decided on a flatter version. I’ll save the flowers for another project.

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I added the hello (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous) and some hole piercing for interest. I also added dots of crystal lacquer on the red berries.

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I added another extra card part (the scallop circle frame) and added some DP to the center of it along with a butterfly from the original card kit. Lastly I added a stamped flourish (Stampin Up’s Baroque Motifs) to the upper corner.

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This design is not as fancy as the original design but pretty in a CAS way; not to mention flatter.


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