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2019-10-22; friend using pre-printed note card piece

2019/10/22

A couple of months ago my friend Maggi gave me a stack of pre-printed note cards. They are card stock weight and I’m using them like decorative paper (DP).
Here is a very simple sample where I took what was printed on the note card and embellished.

A view of the dimension and layers.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2019-10-21; Pick-a-Petal Sunflowers

2019/10/21

At the last rummage sale I picked up the Stampin’ Up (SU) set, Pick-a-Petal. I had put it aside. Then I received a card from a stamping friend and loved the flower she used. It made me think of the Pick-a-Petal set, and could I recreate the look? For heaven’s sake–it was the same image as on the sample card! So nice to have it in my hands so I could emulate it.

I came up with two designs.

card 1 with full card front

layers

card 2, partial card front

card 2, opened

I did not go into full descriptions of the cards. If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I will respond.

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2019-10-20; Dollar Tree (DT) bird sticker

2019/10/20

I’ve been collecting Dollar Tree (DT) stickers for a while. I have quite a few and it’s time to put them to work. On this design, I’ve used 4 stickers in assorted sizes. The big bird, 2 puffy flowers and a butterfly are all stickers.
The bird already had words on it. However; I changed the sentiment by adding my own over the top and topping with crystal glaze for shine.
Those fancy brads are actually upholstery tacks. I rubbed them with some rub-n-buff, cut off the shanks and hot glued them down.
The little floral arrangement is an assortment of cricut cuts, punches, and a purchased flower. That white flower…is a 3-d print that my son printed up for me 🙂

A close look so you can see the dimension. It’s not to thick, but I’ll probably need the extra ounce stamp.

and one more look before you go on about your day….

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2019-10-19; All Season Wreath – Fall Blessings

2019/10/19

Another try at the All Season Wreath by Stampin’ Up. I kept to the same layout and background. I only have a few pieces of the original set. This wreath is just a touch smaller than my first try. The word fall has been punched out and popped up, backed with some Dollar Tree holographic paper. The brick background was letter pressed using a Paper Studio embossing folder.

A look at the layers shows that the large medallion was popped up as well as the fall banner.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2019-10-18; Sheltering tree

2019/10/18

Today’s sample is another version I came up with using the DP from the Paper Adventures Quadrant paper and Stampin’ Up’s Sheltering Tree stamp set.

A look at the layers & texture.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2019-10-17; All Season Wreath

2019/10/17

Today’s sample was made using a couple of different Stampin Up sets. The All Season Wreath and Happy Everything. The word Fall was stamped with typewriter letters by EK Success.

The Stampin Up set of the All Season Wreath was bought at the last rummage sale that I went to. Sadly, I didn’t know it was a miss-mash of different sets when I bought it. I’m missing about half the pieces. I didn’t find that out until I came home and looked it up.
I was able to make an ok looking wreath the the 2 pieces of the set I did get.

A look at the layers/dimension. The background was made using a Paper Studio embossing folder that had been inked with 2 different shades of tan.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

2019-10-16; R is for Rabbit

2019/10/16

The never ending alphabet swap letter for this month is the letter R. I pulled out a very old rabbit by Hero Arts.

I made a watercolor background first, then stamped the rabbit.

A close look at the sewing. This was done with metallic sewing thread that was doubled up on the needle. The paper was still damp from the background and I ended up with pretty big holes. To cover them up I added a drop of pearl colored Nuvo drops over each.

A look at the various layers…

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day….

Thanks for stopping by.