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Relax…

Ahhh…summertime.  We look forward to it all winter waiting for that day with warm temperatures, gentle breezes and time to just relax.  So let’s do that…

Here’s a great all occasion card for summer…

Can you feel the breeze, taste the cool drink and here Nora Jones singing Come Away With Me?  Yep, it can do all that!

A glamour close up to show that background (more on that later)…

A side angle showing lifted layers…

and a peek inside…

So now that you are all relaxed, let’s make this card together.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Emerald Envy, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral and VersaMark Ink
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons (sentiment), Fabulous Flamingo (grass & leaves), Background Bits (script in background) and Brushstrokes (background lines)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layering Squares Framelits, Seasonal Layers (chair), Clear Embossing Powder, 3/8″ Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Emerald Envy layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The water color paper layer is 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″.  I used the cling wrap smoosh method to apply color to the water color paper.  Add ink straight from ink pad directly to cling wrap.  I used Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.  Spritz with water and lay on top of your water color paper.  Smoosh the colors on the paper and together.  Remove wrap and let dry.  If you aren’t patient like me, use your heat gun.  Now you could use the paper as a background just like this.  But I say this technique and wanted to give it a try so I stamped the script from Background Bits and the stripes from Brushstrokes over the paper with VersaMark, sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and heated it.  Then I repeated the smoosh method again.  I know, I know…but seriously it’s pretty slick when you see it in person.  Now you know!  Add grass at bottom of this layer and leaves at top with Emerald Envy.
  • So however you decide to used your background, apply the water color paper to the Emerald Envy layer with Tear Tape.  Add a band of the Lemon Lime Ombre Ribbon at the bottom attached with SNAIL.  Add both layers to the card front with Tear Tape.  Water Color paper warps and needs extra sticky.
  • Make a bow with several loops from Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Cut chair from Thick Whisper White.  Apply to card front with the new Mini Dimensionals!  Or, cut the old ones.  Stamp sentiment in Bermuda Bay on Thick Whisper White CS and cut with Layered Squares Framelits.  Cut a scalloped square from Bermuda Bay the next size up.  Attach together with SNAIL and to the top right corner on the card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Emerald Envy layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp leaves three times in lower left corner without reinking.  Attach with SNAIL.
  • You could also stamp the leaves on the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

How fun is that?  This is the card I sent to Sara Sauve this week for helping me get my computer breathing again.  She wanted a beach themed card.  Hope she likes it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

So stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Happiness…

Great news to report…well, it is to me anyway!  Yesterday a blog reader came to my rescue when the post went up about computer glitches after a power outage.  You must know how exasperating it is to have a blank page on your computer…especially when you are a blogger.

Sara Sauve (love you girl!) read the post and within minutes of the post going “live” she was messaging me on steps that might help my computer take a deep breath and come back to life…AND IT WORKED!

Isn’t it amazing how this circle of stampers and demonstrators around the world (Sara lives in Idaho) support each other?  I told Sara that I believe in karma and she will be blessed.  And because she gave me her address, I’m sending a little thank you in the mail.

So with a skip in my step today I’m posting my first card with the new Coffee Café stamp set which was #1 on my Wish List.  I love coffee!

For coffee lovers this is a “must” set…

The Crumb Cake layer was cut and embossed at the same time…is that fun or what?

A side view to show layers setup on dimensionals.

And a peek inside…the coffee stain rings are from the stamp set Timeless Textures.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Expresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Emerald Envy Cardstock, plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Emerald Envy
  • Stamps:  Coffee Café and Timeless Textures
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Coffee Cups Framelits, Pretty Label Punch

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ .
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach this layer to Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.  Wrap and secure Linen Thread at bottom 1/3 of layer with SNAIL.  Attach both layers to card front with SNAIL.
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White CS and punch with Pretty Label punch.  Punch out an Old Olive label and cut in half horizontally.  Add SNAIL to back of sentiment layer and attach each half of the Old Olive layers to back so that it shows top and bottom behind sentiment.  Attach to card front at lower right corner with dimensionals.
  • Let’s make that cute coffee cup!  On a piece of Whisper White stamp the lid and cup in Early Espresso, the “thanks” label in Emerald Envy.  Cut out with coordinating framelits.  Cut cup “sleeve” from Crumb Cake scrap and stir stick from Emerald Envy CS.
  • Add Crumb Cake layer to cup with SNAIL.  Add “thanks” in center of sleeve with dimensionals.
  • Add stir stick to back of cup lid with glue dot.  Add dimensionals to back of lid.
  • Stamp coffee stains behind area where bow is attached three times without reinking.
  • Add cup at an angle using SNAIL.
  • Add lid to top of cup.  How cute is that?  Love it!
  • Now if you want to make this Linen Thread bow, I have a video on my YouTube Channel.  You will find it here.

There will be lots of coffee related posts in my future…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and good karma will follow you…

Come get inky with me and you’ll be HaPpY!

 

B

Guy Note…

Probably most of us make a lot of cards (I know I do!), and it’s a pretty good bet that the majority of the cards we make are for our feminine friends and family.

Why is that?

  1. It would be easy to list several reasons quickly…
  2. Girl cards are cuter so more fun to make
  3. We can use flowers which most of us love
  4. And sweet, soft colors…etc.

And while all that may be true, guys like getting cards too.  Today’s card post is definitely for a male…

Now that’s cute in a guy sort of way…note the camo pen!

Here’s a close up…

In this side view you can see the frame and pen are raised with dimensionals.

And a peek inside…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla cardstock, water color paper and Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Soft Suede
  • Stamps:  Crafting Forever, Background Bits, Gorgeous Grunge (splat) and Soft Sayings Stamp Kit (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Stitched Square Framelits, sponge,  water color pencils and small round brush

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add script and splats in Soft Suede stamped off first.  Add a piece of Burlap Ribbon around the top of this layer and then add layer to card front over DSP with multipurpose glue.  Weight this layer with acrylic blocks to set.
  • Using a couple of pieces of burlap, tie a knot around ribbon.
  • Cut a frame using DSP and Stitched Square Framelits.  I used Strip Adhesive to attach to card front framing the sentiment.
  • The pen was stamped in Archival Basic Black. Let dry.  Color with Gray, Black and Old Olive water color pens.  Use small round brush and some water to smooth colors.  Fussy cut pen and add to card front using Strip Adhesive on back leaving a space with no adhesive so that the pen will fit over the frame.
  • Inside the Very Vanilla layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Sponge edges with Soft Suede.  Add splat stamp and script in Soft Suede that has been stamped off.  Cut a piece of DSP 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and attach with SNAIL at bottom of layer.
  • The envelope isn’t pictured but I did add the script and splat stamps in Soft Suede to the lower left corner to coordinate with the card front.

So since this card sentiment says “just a note” this card would work for a birthday or thank you or just thinking of you.  Hope this helps you with ideas for the guys in your life.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

i’m smiling…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Be Creative…

Today’s card is one I hope to make for each of my stampin’ peeps to encourage living creatively…every day!

That little pot of artist essentials got me at the “get-go”…

Glamour close up.  There’s one of those pens again.  I used all three on three different projects.

And a side view showing how each piece is set up on dimensionals, including the scissors to hold the easel card open.

Do you have creative friends that would enjoy a card like this for encouragement or birthday?  There are lots of them on my list.

So here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Real Red, Thick Whisper White and Crumb Cake Cardstock, plus Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and water color paper.
  • Stamps:  Crafting Forever and Painter’s Palette
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Real Red and Early Espresso
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water Color Pencils, Small Round Brush,

Digits

  • The Crumb Cake base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Real Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Wood Textures DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • Stamp the pot/paint brushes, pen and scissors on water color paper with Archival Basic Black.  Let dry.  Color with water color pencils and smooth with wet small round brush.  Fussy cut all three pieces.
  • Add pot with brushes to left side of card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp easel in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake CS and fussy cut.  Cut a piece of Whisper White CS 2-1/4″ square.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Glue behind frame with multipurpose glue.  Add to right side of card front with dimensionals.
  • Add pen with double deminsionals on one end and one dimensional on the tip.
  • Stamp splat at bottom of card front in Real Red.
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp the “swish” and splats in Real Red at lower left corner.  Add scissors to lower right corner with dimensionals.

This card will be re-worked several times until I come up with the design I want to use for my peeps.  I’ll share the journey…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

exactly!  so share…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

One More Time…

Today’s post highlights the Birthday Delivery Bundle shown in the now “live” annual catalog on page 69.  Obviously I love this bundle…

Look at this chubby little baker…cute or what?

his glamour close up…

Side view showing dimension and that gorgeous chevron ribbon in Crushed Curry…

And a peek inside.

You know what my favorite thing is about this card?  Other than it’s cute, right?  It’s non-gender or age specific.  Which makes it a great stamp in my world!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Craft White, VersaMark, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Scalloped Ovals Framelits, Stitched Ovals Framelits, Crushed Curry Chevron 3/8″ Ribbon, Water Color Pencils, Small Round Brush, Glimmer Enamel Dots, White Embossing Powder, Birthday Friends Framelits, Linen Thread and small round brush

Digits

  • The Crumb Cake base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • Using a scrap of Daffodil Delight cut  frame with an Oval Scalloped Framelit and the next size down Stitched Oval Framelit.  Cut the oval on the card front with the Stitched Oval Framelit.  Glue scalloped frame to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in Craft White Ink or VersaMark.  Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.  Add three yellow Glimmer Enamel Dots under sentiment.
  • Tie a knot of Crushed Curry around right side of oval opening.  Make a bow with several loops and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Inside the Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • Stamp baker on water color paper with Archival Basic Black ink.  Let dry.  Color with water color pencils.  I used Pacific Point just on the edges of everything white, Calypso Coral on skin tones, Real Red for scarf, mouth and cheeks.  Smooth color with small round brush and water.  Cut with coordinating framelit and add to center of oval with two stacked dimensionals.  I added a shadow to the right side of the baker with Smoky Slate pencil.

Here is another product on my “fav” list in the new catalog…

 

Want this bundle too?  Click on the “Shop Now” star in the right hand column and have it delivered to your door.  Item #145322!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

this is me…

Come get inky with me…and be HaPpY!

B

Spotlight Lemon Lime Twist…

This is a huge birthday month for me with several of them being male.  Are you as challenged by “male themed” cards as I am?

The reason (at least for me) might be that 85% of the cards I make are feminine in nature.  And I love flowers and soft, sweet colors…..

However, when the new InColors were first shown to me at OnStage in Savannah, and because I’m a “green” person…Lemon Lime Twist appealed to me immediately.  And just as quickly I envisioned it paired with black.

Here’s my Lemon Lime Twist, male themed with black post for you today…

That beacon of light is Daffodil Delight ink so you can see the contrast of these two colors.  Do you like Lemon Lime Twist paired with black?

Glamour close up shot…

Side view to show dimension…even the little piece of grass is set up as is the lighthouse and the double layer on front.

and a peek inside.  The sentiment is so appropriate…

If you feel as challenged as I do sometimes making male themed cards, tuck this one in your pocket for emergencies.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Feathered Together (sentiments) and High Tide
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Urban Underground Embellishments and Adhesive Strips

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached over the Basic Black layer with SNAIL
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • The Basic Black layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to the Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3″ x 4″.  Stamp lighthouse on scrap Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Stamp one grass on same scrap and “fussy cut”.  Stamp sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist at top of this layer.  Position lighthouse to get an idea where you want the light beam to be and stamp.  Add lighthouse with dimensionals.  Stamp grass at base and add “fussy cut” grass to base with glue dot.  Splatter using Lemon Lime Twist marker and lid.  Add three silver stars.  Attach all three layers to center card front using Adhesive Strips.
  • Inside the Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ strip of DSP placed at the bottom with SNAIL.
  • You can see in the photo the same DSP was used to cover the envelope flap to coordinate with the card front.

Hope your Wednesday is a good one…if not, well…at least it is “hump day”!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

smiling…

Whatever…Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

B

Farmer’s Market Crate…

There are so many times a small gift (hostess, thanks etc.) would be just the ticket…but what? …and how to package it?

Worry no longer my friend, SU! has come to the rescue with the new (available June 1st) Wood Words Stamp Set and Wood Crate Framelits Set…here’s just one idea of many I’ll be showing you…

A crate full of small notecards…

All packaged for giving…

How sweet is that little crate?  Over the next week or so I hope to show you just how versatile this set can be.  Lots of ideas coming your way!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red Cardstock and Wood Texture DSP Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Whisper White Craft
  • Stamps:  Wood Words
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Wood Crate Framelits Dies, Stitched Circle Framelits, 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon, 6″ x 8″ Cello Bag, Natural Grass, Florist Pick, White Embossing Powder

Digits

  • Cut two pieces of Wood Texture DSP.  Stamp flowers in Craft White Ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.  Put crate together with multipurpose glue or Tear Tape.  Cover bottom of crate with Natural Grass.
  • Stamp “farmer’s market” on Thick Whisper White and cut out with Stitched Circle Framelit.  Cut Real Red Circle with next biggest circle framelit.  Glue together with multipurpose glue and add to side of crate with dimensionals.
  • Stamp rooster in Real Red on Thick Whisper White CS and cut with coordinating framelit.  Glue to florist pick, straw, or anything that works for you.
  • Stamp “for you” on Thick Whisper White and cut out with framelit.  Thread with about 20″ of ribbon doubled.
  • The notecards are 6″ x 3″, scored at 3″.  Stamp fronts of each card then add inside crate.
  • Slip your crate inside the cello bag and tie with ribbon and tag.  Add rooster pick to top.
  • These would be great for hostess gifts or small gifts for customers birthday or “just because” you can gifts for anyone you like!

Over the weekend I participated in the Crazy Crafters International Blog Hop as the Guest Designer.  Did you see it?  I can’t tell you how much fun I had discovering which one of my posts were picked to CASE and how they were tweaked.  Some amazing designers in that group for sure!

Next weekend I’ve been invited to join the Autism Matters Blog Hop.  That post will go up Saturday and I hope each of you will stop by.

Now that the retiring list has been published, my studio is upside down with retiring stamps and products being pulled and for sale.  There are some absolute favorites in there for me, but boy of boy do we have some awesome stamps and products coming in June!

Hope everyone had a wonder Easter weekend sharing it with those you love.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

especially for Sandy Stott who is having surgery today at Johns Hopkins…

Are you inky?…then you must be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Rad Dad…

Did you miss me yesterday?  That’s the first post I’ve missed in over a year…but it was for a good reason.  Look at this little bean…

I drove my daughter Kelly back to Nashville to stay a few more days before she has to head home to Seoul.  We took a little shopping trip to a majestic yarn store and “little bean” went with us!  How cute are he and my g’daughter Kendall?

By the time I got home (the traffic was unbelievable) it was too late to post.  But what I have to show you today is worth the wait!

Combining a couple of stamp sets…

A little close up…

Using that apron pattern I made last week for the girlie apron…

and a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Real Red, Kraft, Thick Whisper White and Silver Foil Cardstock
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Nailed It and Custom Tee
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Journaling or Micron Pen for stitching, Build It Framelits Dies, Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Oval Dies, Sponge

Digits

  • The Real Red base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″, sponge edges with Early Espresso and run through Big Shot with Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Add to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut a piece of Kraft CS 3-7/8″ x 4-7/8″.    Mark each long side with a pencil at 2-1/2″.  Use a large Oval Framelit to cut away the sides lining up with pencil mark.  Sponge edges with Early Espresso.  Stamp screws at top for buttons and sentiment from Custom Tee in Early Espresso.
  • Cut apron pockets from Kraft CS 2″ x 3-1/2″.  Score center at 1-3/4″.  Sponge edges with Early Espresso.  Add stitching with journaling or Micron Pen.  Add to apron front with SNAIL
  • Cut out a Real Red hexagon using framelits.  Stamp sentiment on Kraft CS and hand cut around image.  Add to top of Real Red with SNAIL and to card front at lower right corner with dimensionals.
  • Cut a hammer, wrench and screw driver from Silver Foil.  Cut hammer and screw driver handle from Real Red CS.  Stamp handles with Archival Basic Black and add to tools with multipurpose glue.  Place tools inside pockets with multipurpose glue (wrench) and dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a layer of Kraft CS 4-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ with a Whisper White layer 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ that has been sponged with Early Espresso attached on top with SNAIL and added to inside of card with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of Real Red CS 1/2″ x 4-5/8″ and add to bottom of Whisper White layer with SNAIL.  Cut a screw and a bolt from Silver Foil CS and add over Real Red strip with multipurpose glue.

I’m telling you good masculine stamp sets don’t come along all that often.  This one will be gone the end of May!  Don’t miss this bundle#144735 @$43.00.  You can order from me by clicking on the “shop now” star in the right hand column on this blog.

So Sale-A-Bration is over for another year…what an exciting time it was too.  I hope you got all the freebie stamp sets and products you wanted.

Next weekend I will be traveling to Savannah, GA., to attend SU! OnStage!  Can I even tell you how much I need to get done for that event, plus the Monday I get home will be a class day!  It will be fun sharing all the excitement of the weekend with my peeps!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

remember this.

I’ll be VERY inky this week…but HaPpY!

B

For Dad…

Yesterday I said wedding season is coming and we need to be prepared…but Father’s Day will also be here before you know it.

And the Nailed It stamp set comes to the rescue with all those cut tools…so today’s post is a pair of jeans with some tools attached and a message on the pocket…

Check out the close up…

A retired background stamp called Netting was used to give texture to the jeans.  And how about that tag on the pocket?

and here you can peek a bit inside.

Did I have fun making this card…yes!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Dapper Denim, Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Kraft and Silver Foil Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Dapper Denim
  • Stamps:  Nailed It and Netting (background)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Journaling Pen (for stitching), Build It Framelits Dies, Urban Underground Washi Tape

Digits

  • The Dapper Denim base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • Stamp card front with Netting Background stamp or substitute any stamp you have to give texture to jeans in Dapper Denim.
  • Cut a piece of Kraft Cardstock 3/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach 1/2″ from top of card front with SNAIL
  • Cut two 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ pieces of Dapper Denim.  Add background texture and stitch lines on sides with journaling pen or Micron Pen.  Attach over “belt” with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Kraft Cardstock 3-1/4″ x 3″.  On the 3-1/4″ side mark the center with pencil.  Mark 1″ up on each side and use these points on your trimmer to make the point of the pocket.  Lining up the center point with the side point.
  • Add stitching around three sides of pocket with journaling pen.
  • Stamp sentiment in center with Archival Basic Black
  • Add Washi tape “tag” to left side of pocket.
  • Cut a piece of Kraft Cardstock 1-1/4″ x 2″.  Add stitching to both long sides and fold in center.  Attach to right side of pocket with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Add pocket to card front with dimensionals.
  • Cut one hammer, one wrench and a screw driver from Silver Foil.  Cut one hammer handle and one screw driver handle from Real Red Cardstock.  Attach handles with multipurpose glue.
  • The hammer is attached with dimensionals after sliding through holder.  The wrench and later the screw driver were attached with SNAIL inside the pocket.
  • The inside of the card has a Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a band of the background stamped at the bottom in Dapper Denim.

Love how this card turned out.  Remember the kitchen apron posted late last week?  I used that same template and created a work bench apron using the Kraft Cardstock.  I hope to post that the first of next week.

Hope you enjoyed this post and feel inspired by what you’ve seen.  Remember Friday is the last day of Sale-A-Bration!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always

If you’re inky…you’re HaPpY!

B

Spring Flower Truck…

And Spring is really here!  Every thing is popping out of the ground and pollen is everywhere….

But this little truck has a load of spring flowers to share…

lots of posies to share…

and a peek inside…

This truck is one of my all time favorite stamps…I don’t know why.  But I can think of 101 ways to use it.  Want the Stuff ‘N Digits?  Here you go…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Country Livin’, Woodgrain (background) and Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Flower Punch, SU! Water Color Pencils, Blender Pen, Sponge

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Pool Party layer is 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Whisper White layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut a piece of copy paper the same size.  Slit the center with snips and tear away an opening big enough for the truck.  Add small amounts of SNAIL to back of copy paper (take most of the sticky off with your fingers) and cover top Whisper White layer.  Stamp the truck in Archival Basic Black.  I took away the wood panels on the back of the truck stamp with a wet wipe before stamping.  Let the ink dry…it takes a little bit.  Cut a mask for the truck and cover with mask.
  • Ink Woodgrain stamp with Pool Party ink and stamp over this layer.  Using a sponge, add Pool Party ink over the woodgrain background.
  • Remove truck mask and color with SU! Water Color Pencils and use a Blender Pen to smooth your colors.
  • Remove background mask and stamp sentiment in top left corner.
  • Punch small flowers in Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  Add dimension by pushing your blunt end of the Piercing Tool into the back of the flowers while lying on Piercing Mat.  Add to back of truck using Glue Dots.  Add small dots to centers of flowers with Basic Black Marker or Journaling Pen.
  • Inside the Pool Party layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White layer on top.  Add inside card with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment with Archival Basic Black Ink.
  • Add three flowers with Glue Dots in lower right corner.
  • You might want to stamp envelope flap with Woodgrain stamp and sponge to coordinate with card front.

I will post photos tomorrow of my visit with Little Henry today.  I’ll try to not bore you…

His “going home” outfit!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

don’t ask how I know.

But I do know inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

B