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Stenciling…

Yesterday I explained how I was sidetracked while working on this month’s Paper Pumpkin by a laser cut that I  thought would make a great stencil.

Immediately this soft pastel card was stuck in my head and there was nothing to do but stop and make it…happens  all.  the.  time.

So today I wanted to show you what I did with the laser cut…

Didn’t that just work out peachy?

Glamour close up…

I could have turned it over and used it as it was intended in the Paper Pumpkin Kit, but dang this just looked gorgeous…so I went with it!

There are really no Stuff ‘N Digits because this card base was in the kit.  I purposely left off a sentiment because this card could be used for so many different occasions.  A sentiment can always be added later…

Just thought I’d share…

Hope your are having an awesome day.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

seriously…

You can always be HaPpY with inky fingers!

B

Soft Sayings…

While preparing for an Open House and working on samples for the event, The Soft Sayings Card Kit was my next project.  My goal was to finish one card of each size and show how this set has everything you need…and I mean everything!  You can even reorder just the refill for much less than the original cost…I was all in!

Then as I was putting together the different cards, I ran into a side track with this one …

While I love this card, the laser cut overlay sent me into a spin.  Do you see what I see?  Well, probably not because my mind is kinetic energy jumping in all directions at once.

What I saw was a stencil.  So leaving my project on one table, I moved to another to make this…

This is exactly what I was seeing in my mind.  All soft colors for spring…

Glamour close up.

And a peek inside using just a portion of the “stencil”.

Over time I’ve learned to pay attention to those sidetracks and follow them to the end.  In most cases the results are just as envisioned.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Powder Pink, Thick Whisper White and Old Olive Cardstock, plus water color paper.
  • Ink:  Powder Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Old Olive, but Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Soft Sayings stamping kit
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stencil Brush or Sponge (I used brush), Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon

Digits

  • The Powder Pink base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Old Olive layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The water color paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  I used low tack Artist Tape to attach the stencil to the water color paper.  Using a stencil brush apply color to each flower then the Old Olive to the spaces and leaves in between.  The stencil holds a border naturally.  Once the stenciling is done, add the sentiment (included in the Soft Sayings Kit) in Archival Basic Black.  Attach this layer over the Old Olive layer with SNAIL
  • Inside the Old Olive layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stencil a portion  of the flowers on the bottom of this layer then attach over Old Olive layer with SNAIL.
  • The envelope was also stenciled using this same method to coordinate with the card front.

Love how this card turned out so soft and sweet.  Guess I ruined this laser piece for one of the kit cards, huh?  Nope.  Tomorrow I’ll show how this stencil morphed into a card all its own…

Lots of planning and creating going on in the studio getting ready for an Open House Catalog Party…lots of samples, door prizes, and refreshments. You can also pick up your new catalog with a little gift and there will me “Take ‘N Makes” for everyone with detailed directions to complete the projects.

Lots to do…hope I don’t get sidetracked again…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

oh yeah.

Come stamp with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Good Friends…

In this crazy world where everyone everywhere seems so angry about everything and life in general, I like to stop and think about my friends.  Some I’ve had most of my life and others have come in and out of my life when I needed them most.

We may not agree on everything…but we are still friends and connected by heartfelt sincerity.

Today’s post would be perfect to send to a friend to just let them know they are important to your life and you appreciate them for them!

Love this Lemon Lime Twist InColor combined with Dapper Denim…

Glamour close up showing the new Glimmer Enamel dots…

Side view showing layers and the surprise inside…

Bet you didn’t expect that!  How fun is this laurel wreath and pop up message?

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock plus Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Friends
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Lovely Laurel Thinlits, Glimmer Enamel Dots

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Dapper Denim layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Color Theory DSP layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp sentiment and dots with Archival Basic Black.  Attach to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut leaves from Lemon Lime Twist using Thinlits.  Stamp flowers on scrap Thick Whisper White then cut with Thinlits.  Add leaves at bottom left and top right corners with multipurpose glue.  Add flowers over leaves using dimensionals.  Add three Glimmer Enamel Dots.
  • Cut laurel wreath with Thinlits from Lemon Lime Twist CS and banner from Thick Whisper White.  Stamp sentiment on banner.  Use Fast Fuze or Tear Tape to attach to center fold of card.  Cut label from Thick Whisper White using Thinlit for end openings at the same time.  Cut a second label from Lemon Lime Twist and attach behind the Whisper White layer with SNAIL.  Add inside card with dimensionals.

What a fun card this would be to receive in the mail.

Hope you have plans for the perfect weekend.  Always so much going on this time of year…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

HaPpY Friday!

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

B

Color Theory…

I’ll confess to having used paint chip samples from the paint store in my creative process from time to time.  I’m sure the staff wondered why I kept trying to match up my chip sample with cardstock, but no one every questioned me.

But now that is in the past.  SU! has released this creative, amazing designer series paper stack called Color Theory.  There are 48 (6″x6″) sheets of pure bliss to work with.  No more sneaking paint chip samples for me!

So I’ve combined this awesome paper with a new stamp set and a little bling (imagine that) to make this post for you…

Do you love the DSP?  And that new InColor  Berry Burst?  Heaven!

Glamour Close UP…

Side view…

and a peek inside!  How about that ribbon?  I couldn’t find a way to use it with this card, but you WILL be seeing more of this ribbon…it’s makes beautiful bows!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Berry Burst Cardstock, plus Color Theory Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Pink Powder and Berry Burst
  • Stamps:  Lovely Friends
  • Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots, 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 Berry Burst layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and attached DSP to card front with SNAIL.
  • Punch Pretty Label Punch and Thick Whisper White CS.  Stamp with Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Burst.  Punch Pretty Label with Berry Burst CS and cut in half.  Add to back of Whisper White stamped piece with SNAIL so that the Berry Burst extends beyond the Whisper White edges on each side.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside cut a piece of the DSP 1/2″ x 5″ and add to left side with SNAIL.
  • Stamp sentiment at top with Berry Burst.
  • Repeat flower stamp from card front in lower right corner.
  • You can see the envelope also has a piece of the DSP down the left side attached with SNAIL.

This card was so easy to make and I just love the way it looks.  That color just pops!

Hope you are ready for your weekend.  I will be back on Monday with more new product.  Little Henry is visiting and Sweetums and I are keeping him while our g’daughter, Kendall, participates in her BFF’s wedding.  Have a great weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

you will know.

But being inky and being HaPpY is always true!

B

Floating Daisies…

Did you see the post from yesterday?  If not, you might want to scroll down to read it as today’s post is a continuation of that project.

You see today’s project is the one I had on the table to work on when that dang chewing gum box caught my attention.  And this whole project started with a left over piece of cardstock with flowers from the Oh So Succulent Framelits cut out of it.  This may give you some idea how my chaotic mind wanders…

Here’s the piece of cardstock that started today’s post…

Looking at it I saw a pretty daisy background.  Do you see it or am I nuts?

Now do you see it?

And this is how it all turned out…

A Glamour close up…

And a side view.

and a peek inside where I used that piece of cardstock again.

So you see we can create designer series paper too!  In any event, I’m happy with the way this card turned out and I’m happy to share the Stuff ‘N Digits with you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight and Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Your handmade stencil, Daisy Punch, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Succulent Framelits Dies, Daubers, Stencil Brush

Digits

  • The Night of Navy base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  I made the stencil using the two smallest flowers framelits from Succulent Framelits (you could substitute any framelit) and stenciling it with Daffodil Delight ink using a stencil brush.  You could also brayer it, sponge it or brush on the ink.  Then attached this layer to the Daffodil Delight layer with SNAIL.
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 3″.  Add to bottom of card front with SNAIL
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 4″ x 1″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • Cut one branch using Seasonal Layers Die from Early Espress and attach to card from starting at top left corner at an angle to the right with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in upper right corner in Night of Navy.
  • Stamp two daisies on scrap Thick Whisper White in Night of Navy.  Sponge Soft Sky around center and Daffodil Delight at center.  Punch out with punch and attach together with dimensional making sure the petals are in opposite positions.
  • Stamp two leaves on scrap Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Add to card front with SNAIL.  Add daisy with another dimensional.
  • Inside the Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stencil just the bottom of this layer with Daffodil Delight and add to card inside with SNAIL.
  • You can almost see in the photo that the envelope is also stenciled along the left side.

Waiting for my g’daughter and her new son to arrive tonight.  They will be here until Sunday morning so you can expect some “Henry” pics…

Thanks for stopping by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Ahhhh….

Keep those fingers inky….be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Spotlight Tranquil Tide…

Last but certainly not least this week spotlighting the new InColors is Tranquil Tide.  How are these colors even named?  Because I am a “green” person, anything in that family is good for me.

Here’s my post highlighting not only the color but the Fresh Floral Designer Series Pack as well…

There are three InColors here…Pink Powder, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.

Glamour close up…notice the bling?

Side view showing dimension and layers…

And a peek inside.

Every year I have a favorite new InColor, but this year I am more than pleased with all of them!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide Cardstock, plus Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack and Vellum Cardstock
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Powder Pine, Tranquil Tide, VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stitched Ovals Framelits Dies, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Glitter Enamel Dots, Strip Adhesive, Clear Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The base Tranquil Tide layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Add a little SNAIL to back of this layer and attach to Tranquil Tide layer temporarily.  Using 3-1/4″ Stitched Oval Framlit cut through both layers.  Separate layers and using the coordinating Scalloped Oval Framelit Die cut just the DSP layer.  Then attach these two layers together.  Add Strip Adhesive to back.
  • Cut chair from Lemon Lime Twist and add to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Tranquil Tide 4-1/8″ x 1-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Whisper White 3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″.  Attach to CS with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of DSP 3-1/2″ x 1″ and attach with SNAIL to Whisper White.  Add all three layers to card front with SNAIL.
  • Place card front over base and lightly trace with pencil in top right and lower bottom of oval opening.  Remove and stamp branch in Soft Suede and flowers in Powder Pink.  Erase pencil marks.
  • Add oval layers to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock 7/8″ x 3-3/4″.  Add VersaMark then Tranquil Tide Ink to stamp then stamp on Vellum.  Cover with Clear EP and heat.  Add Glitter Enamel Dots to front and glue dots to back and place over oval opening on front of card.
  • Inside Cut a layer of DSp 3-1/2″ X 4-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Whisper White  2-5/8″ x 4″ and layer with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of DSP 1/2″ x 2-5/8″ and add to bottom of Whisper White with SNAIL.  Stamp branch and flowers to coordinate with card front.
  • You can see in the photos the envelope was stamped with the same branch and flowers.

We have had a really rainy couple of days, but nothing compared to what I see on the news for other places out west and north of here.  A really bright spot for today is HENRY (my new gg’son) is coming to visit for the night?  Be ready for some pics tomorrow for sure!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Keep it inky…Be HaPpY!

B

Spotlighting Fig…

What a classic color…Fig.  Maybe even a little formal.  And this fall will come in so handy creating those fall colors we all love.

Fig combined in beautiful patterns in the Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Pack offers countless combinations for beautiful creations…

Great color combination, Fig and the Fresh Floral DSP.

A glamour close up showing the Stitched Framelits…

and a side view showing dimension and a hint of what’s inside…

and a peek inside.

This card with this sentiment would work well for a wedding, anniversary, sympathy or even birthday.  Change the sentiment and you can go in several different directions.  So I’m calling this an “all occasion” card!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you in case you need a card that works for lots of things…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, and Fig Cardstock, plus Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Ink:  Fig, Sahara Sand and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, 5/8″ White Seam Binding (retired), Square Stitched Framelits Dies

Digits

  • The Fig base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Thick Whisper White CS layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The first DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The large scalloped fig square is 3″ square cut with the Stitched Framelit Dies.  The DSP large square is cut with the corresponding Stitched Square Framelit and attached to the Fig square with SNAIL then attached to card front at center top with SNAIL.
  • The lower rectangle is a piece of Whisper White 1-5/8″ x 4-1/8″ with a DSP piece 1-1/2″ x 4″ attached with SNAIL to Whisper White.  Add a band of ribbon attaching at back with SNAIL.  Make bow with several loops of ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread.  Attach layers to lower card front with SNAIL.  Add bow with glue dots .
  • The small square is a piece of Fig cut with  2-1/2″ Scalloped Framelit Die.  The Whisper White square is cut with the corresponding Stitched Framelit Die.  Stamp flowers in Fig and branch with Sahara Sand.  Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Attach squares together with SNAIL and to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Whisper White piece is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a small piece of Fig at the bottom 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ attached with SNAIL.  The floral design was “fussy cut” from DSP and add with SNAIL.
  • You can see the envelope was stamped with the same floral and branch to coordinate with the card front.

Hope your Thursday is going just the way you want it to go.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

rarely.

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Spotlight Berry Burst…

It occurred to me over the weekend that spotlighting one of the new colors each day this week would be fun.  What?  You thought I had my posts done weeks in advance?  Pardon me while I smile…

It seemed like a good idea at the time and I’m going for it this week starting with the new InColor Berry Burst…

and the close up glamour shot…

notice those pretty InColor Glitter Enamel Dots?

and a side view showing dimension…

And a peek inside plus showing some envelope decoration.

In addition to spotlighting the new InColor Berry Burst I wanted to highlight the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack too.  How pretty is that?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Berry Burst Cardstock, plus Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The first Berry Burst layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The first DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached over Berry Burst layer with SNAIL
  • The large square of Berry Burst CS is 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ centered at top and attached with SNAIL
  • The large square of DSP is 3-1/2″ square and attached to Berry Burst square with SNAIL.
  • The bottom Berry Burst rectangle is 4-1/8″ x 1-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The DSP on top of the Berry Burst rectangle is 1″ x 4-1/8″
  • The Small square of Berry Burst is 2-1/2″ square.
  • The Thick Whisper White Square on top is 2-3/8″ square.  The floral was “fussy cut” from DSP and attach with SNAIL.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add three Glitter Enamel Dots in Berry Burst and add this square to the Berry Burst square with SNAIL.  Add completed square to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a layer of Berry Burst 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ with a top layer of Thick Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  The DSP was cut 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ attached at bottom of Thick Whisper White layer with SNAIL.
  • The envelope was decorated with a piece of DSP cut 4-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ then cut with framelit from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and attached with SNAIL

My intention was to show all four floral designs in Berry Burst on this card.  This would be a good card to make in all five colors because it could be used for so many different occasions.

It’s so nice to be home and sleep in my own bed with my furbabies last night…not to say we didn’t have the most wonderful birthday weekend in NYC.  The whole trip was a surprise for our g’daughter, Lyla who turned ten.  She didn’t know she was going until right before boarding the flight.  She thought they were taking Daddy to the airport for work.  When he handed her the boarding pass he said, “Happy Birthday!”  They have a video of her reaction…priceless!

Then when they arrived, Sweetums and I were waiting for them in baggage claim…another surprise!

This was taken right after she found us.

My favorite shot of the group including Lyla’s Grammie, Mom, Amy, brother, Jameson and Dad, Jeff.  We are walking along Times Square on the way to Carmine’s Italian Restaurant and paused for this “selfie”.

They are such clowns…

We had a fantastic experience and made some wonderful memories!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

we call it a “uie”…necessary

Get inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

 

 

B

Just Breathe…

Bicycling is one thing I loved to do as a child and still do today.  The new Bike Ride stamp set and coordinating framelits made my heart smile when I first saw it.  And guess what?  I won this set at OnStage!

What I don’t have right now is the coordinating Framelits.  So to use this set (I totally can’t wait for the Framelits) I needed to mask and get creative.

But wait!  That’s my job and I’m dang good at it…let’s see.

So it is possible to create a card just using the stamps…

Glamour close up…is that puppy cute or what?

Some masking keeps the wheels behind the bike frame.

And a peek inside.  I intentionally let the sentiment off to add later.

I have a bike with a basket and that bench in the back and stamped this one the same color as mine…I love it.  Will I be ordering the framelits next Tuesday?…You betcha!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Bermuda Bay Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Sahara Sand and Baked Brown Sugar (retired)
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride and Colorful Seasons (sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge (road lines)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Itty Bitty Flower Punch (retired), Stencil

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Bermuda Bay layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to based card with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment with Archival Basic Black at top right corner.  Stamp main frame of bike in Coastal Cabana (or whatever color you want your bike to be) then stamp on post it note and “fussy cut” a mask.  Add mask over bike.  Stamp tires in Smoky Slate, rims in Coastal Cabana.  Add pupply bench in Coastal Cabana.  Add basket using two step stamping.  Stamp solid in Baked Brown Sugar and outline stamp in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp outline of leaves and flowers.  Color with markers in Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive.
  • Remove mask.  Stamp puppy in Baked Brown Sugar and Archival Basic Black.  Use Watermelon Wonder for his kerchief.
  • Stamp handlebar handles, bike seat and pedals in Coastal Cabana.  Add streamers from handles with marker.
  • Using markers add tire, rim and spokes where they are missing on back wheel.
  • Mask wheels and add post it note across card front where you want the road to be.  I used a stencil and Baked Brown Sugar to imply tire prints and Smoky Slate lines using Gorgeous Grunge.
  • Unmask wheels.  Punch flowers in three colors or stamp on scrap Whisper White the largest flower from basket color with marker and fussy cut.  Add to card front with glue dots.  I was going for flowers flying out of the basket…
  • Inside there is a layer of Bermuda Bay 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Whisper White layer on top 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the black outline and then the flowers in Daffodil Delight.  I used Sahara Sand for the paper wrap stamp.

It will be interesting to see how different this same card will look when I have those framelits in my hot little hands.  I’ll re-do this card and post it…might even change the color!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

And keep those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Navy Daisies?…

Here’s another post using the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and stamp set.  The sentiments in this stamp set are just the best and work for so many occasions…

How bright and cheery are those daisies?

Glamour close up…

Side view showing dimension of frame and flowers…

and a peek inside which would also make a nice card front.  This sentiment is one of my all-time favorites.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Night of Navy
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Stitched Square Framelits, Adhesive Strips

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card if 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The Daffodil Delight 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 to DSP with SNAIL
  • Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White with the 2-5/8″ square stitched framelit.  Add to card front with SNAIL.
  • Using the next larger size Scalloped Square Framelit and the Stitched Framelit just used to cut Whisper White, cut a frame from Daffodil Delight.  Add Adhesive Strips to back of frame and then to card front to “frame” the stitched square.
  • Cut two branches using the Seasonal Layers Framelits and Old Olive CS.  Cut two each of the three flower framelits from Night of Navy CS.
  • Add the branch inside the front frame using multipurpose glue.  Trim to fit.  Add one of each of the flowers with dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Attach inside card with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach over Daffodil Delight with SNAIL.
  • Inside stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy at top.  Add Old Olive branch with multipurpose glue and flowers with dimensionals.
  • The daisy DSP was used to cover the envelope flap to coordinate with the card front.

This is a busy week here…Sweetums and I are traveling separately but meeting up with my son and his family in New York City this weekend to celebrate my g’daughter, Lyla’s 10th birthday!  The best part?…she knows nothing about it.  It’s all a big surprise for her.  Lots of things planned to do and see while we are there, but most important will be the memories we bring home.  I’ll report next Monday and maybe post a pic or two.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

today is one.

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

B