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Fall Colors…

Once again today I’m using the stamp set from October’s Paper Pumpkin kit, but in an entirely different way than yesterday…

Colors of all…

Up close you can see the gold embossing on the leaf and silver embossing around the edges.

The dry embossed Layered Leaves was the perfect background.

And here the leaf stamp was inked in Daffodil Delight, then Pumpkin Pie around the edges and “thumped” with Pool Party.  This technique was also used on the envelope.

I do hope you got this stamp set, but if not, you may have an earlier leaf stamp set that you could substitute.  I needed a mail birthday card with a fall theme.  This set was perfect!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla and Early Espresso Cardstock
  • Ink:  VersaMark, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  September Paper Pumpkin
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold and Silver Embossing Powde, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Thick Very Vanilla 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″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using the Layered Leaves EF run through Big Shot.  Add to card front with SNAIL.
  • The smaller of the Early Espresso layers is 3-3/8″ square.
  • The smaller of the Thick Very Vanilla layers is 3-1/4″ square.  Using VersaMark stamp leaf. Use Embossing Buddy to wipe surface.  Add Gold EP and heat.  Color leaf background in Daffodil Delight marker.  Color some of the area with Pumpkin Pie market right over the Daffodil Delight.  Color other areas with Pool Party marker right over the Daffodil Delight.
  • Add VersaMark to edges of this layer by scraping the edges across the ink pad.  Add Silver EP and heat.
  • Attach the leaf layer to the Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • Add the leaf layer to card front using dimensionals..
  • The sentiment layer is Thick Very Vanilla CS and measures 5/8″ x 2-1/4″.  The Early Espresso layer is 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso, tag the end of this layer and add the Very Vanilla layer to the Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 5″ x 3-3/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″.  Ink leaf stamp in all Daffodil Delight.  Add Pumpkin Pie ink straight from ink pad around edges.  Then “thump” Pool Party with marker.  Huff and stamp lower right corner inside.
  • Use this same stamping technique to stamp in the lower left corner of the Very Vanilla Envelope.

This card turned out perfectly for my male fall birthday.  Hope this might help you out too!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

must be cute!

And HaPpY!   Stay inky my friend…

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Lego Wizard…

Next week is a special day for my g’son, Jameson.  He will turn nine…oh my goodness I’m not sure where that time has gone, but I can tell you it went by at lightening speed.

So what kind of a card do you make for a nine-year-old boy?

That was easy for me…you see he is a Lego Wizard!  Seriously people, he can take a Lego set for 14 and over and whip that sucker together without any help.  Me…I’d die of old age first.

Here’s his birthday card…(of course, he got a Lego set for his birthday too!)

Lego magic!

Really simple, but realistic and cute…

Three layers of black fun foam lift the number off the page.

And a peek inside…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush and Dapper Denim Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Number of Years
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Black Fun Foam, Hole Punch, Large Numbers Framelits

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White 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 with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut number with Large Number Framelits.  Cut three layers of black fun foam and glue together with White number on top with multipurpose glue.
  • Add sentiments in Archival Basic Black ink.
  • Add this top layer over the Real Red layer with SNAIL.  Glue number in place with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut “Legos” in your favorite colors.  Each lego is 3/4″ wide.  Starting at bottom 2-3/4″, 2″, 1-1/2″ and 1″ lengths for each color.  Punch 4, 6 or eight circles with hole punch and add to lego with glue dots.  Add legos stacked like a birthday cake with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and attach with SNAIL.

I’m hoping Jameson will think this card is really neat and he loves his new space ship lego set!

Keeping all our family and friends close to our hearts this weekend as we wait for Irma to pass.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

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Stand Up Daisy…

Well…did that week ever go by fast!  Probably everyone’s vacation week seems a blur.  Hope you have missed me just a little…

Today I have a sweet stand up daisy card for you, perfect to sit on a desk or table top…

The beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper is a big plus when putting this idea together.

And the Daisy Punch doubled up creates the focal point.

Here you can see how the card unfolds to make a standing card.

And here the card is standing.

So fun and simple to make.  Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight and Birthday Blooms (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Daisy Punch, Faceted Gems, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits

Digits

  • The Daffodil Delight Cardstock is cut and scored as pictured (8-1/2″ x 11″) scored at 4-1/4″.  Cut away bottom 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece.

  • Cut a piece of Daisy Delight DSP 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attach with SNAIL as pictured here…

  • Using 2-1/2″ Stitched Square Framelit, cut square in front (fold flap at left under when running in Big Shot)
  • Using the same 2-1/2″ Stitched Square Framelit and the corresponding Scalloped Square Framelit, cut a “frame” from Daffodil Delight CS and add to front using multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp two daisies in Daffodil Delight on Thick Whisper White CS and punch with Daisy Punch.  Attach together with glue dot placing petals opposite each other.
  • Add two Thick Whisper White panels (4″ x 5-1/4″) inside the card as pictured below…

  • Add DSP 3/4″ x 4″ to top of first 4″ x 5-1/4″ Thick Whisper White panel with SNAIL.
  • Add punched daisy to center of frame with dimensional.  Tip:  You can curl the petals up or under with a bone folder.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black and small daisy to second piece of Thick Whisper White panel.
  • Fold “daisy” panel up and sentiment panel over to finish card.
  • The envelope had the same DSP on the flap and a small daisy on the lower left corner of the front.

Hope this post inspires you in some way.

I’ll share some pics of our annual “week before school starts” beach vacation with “the Littles”…

we enjoyed one beautiful sunset that was awesome!

I have a pic in this very spot of my oldest g’daughter made 10 years ago!

we played in the sand making sea creatures and sand castles…

wave tackling…

and body boarding.

and all too soon it was time to go home.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

dance on!

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

 

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Framed Birthday…

Most of us I’m pretty sure send out mostly birthday cards…I have lists each month.  So keeping a stash of them on hand is always a good idea.

Of course feminine cards are my favorite and with flowers pushes me over the moon.  So today I’m posting an “over the moon” card…

How sweet and feminine is that?  Just makes me smile to look at it!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits in case you’d like to make it too…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Powder Pink, Berry Burst Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layering Squares Framelits, Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Strip Adhesive, Classic Label Punch

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The next Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  I had a punch for the tags stapled at the top, but you could cut them 1/2″ x 3/4″ Berry Burst and 1/2″ x 1″ Powder Pink.  Fish tail the one end on each piece and staple to left top corner.  Attach this whole layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Powder Pink scalloped square is 2-3/4″.  Line the back with Strip Adhesive.  The sentiment square is 2-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black the stem in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Stamp flowers and leaves on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Stamp “forever young” in Archival Basic Black and “fussy cut” or punch if you have the punch.
  • Cut a piece of Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding 6″ long, fold in center and attach to lower right corner with SNAIL.  Wrap several loops of Linen Thread and attach over Seam Binding with multipurpose glue.  Add splats with Berry Burst marker using the lid and pulling the brush end out flipping color everywhere!
  • Add sentiment square with dimentionals over ribbon and thread.  Add frame over sentiment layer using Strip Adhesive.
  • Add sentiment using dimentionals at each end.
  • Add “fussy cut” flowers using multipurpose glue and dimensionals.
  • Inside the Berry Burst layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″.  Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black and the flower and stem in Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Burst.

So if you have lots of family and girlfriends you need cards for, this one just might work for you too.

I’m so glad you stopped by to take a look today.  Hope you have found some inspiration for your own art creations.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I’m still looking…

But I’m still inky…and HaPpY!

 

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Standout HB…

The different techniques you can use with this framelit interested me…and I plan to use all of them!

This first technique where the words are popped out of the stamped art was somewhat (not too bad, I’ve done lots worse) was the first technique I tried…

And I had been waiting for a project using this stamp set…this seemed perfect!

This card gave me the perfect opportunity to use the newly available Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.

Is that a standout happy birthday or what?

And a peek inside…

Not to long ago I used this method with the Rose Wonder stamp set and framelits.  It turned out gorgeous, but I lost my mind placing all those little pieces back inside.  This one really wasn’t bad at all and I do love the effect.

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

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Powder Pink, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake and Old Olive.
  • Stamps:  Graceful Garden
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Happy Birthday Thinlits,  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, small round brush or Blender Pen, ribbon (your choice, this Seam Binding is retired)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp rose image by “painting” stamp with markers.  Color all the rose Powder Pink first and all the leaves Lemon Lime Twist.  Then go back with Real Red and Old Olive and paint half of the image over the lighter color.  Use a small round brush with water or a Blender Pen to pull the color into the white spaces of the image.  I made a mask of the rose with post it note paper, covered the image and stamped the background with Crumb Cake stamped off once.
  • Cut a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet as big as the HB Thinlit.  Attach this sheet to back of stamped image.  Run through Big Shot with HB Thinlit on top.  Attach another piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of a piece of white fun foam and run through Big Shot.  Remove stamped HB image carefully from stamped layer keeping all background pieces.  Attach stamped piece to card front with SNAIL.  Attach fun foam inside cut out on card front.  Attach stamped HB over fun foam.  Add background pieces back in their place.  How pretty is that?
  • Now inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attach over Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL
  • Using the small rose stamp image and coloring with marker in the same way as the larger image, stamp in lower right corner and blend colors with small round brush or Blender Pen.
  • Forget to show the envelope, but the smaller rose was stamped again in the lower left corner to coordinate with the card front.

Right now I’m looking for a masculine image to repeat this technique.  I’ll be sure to share that with you too.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

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Color Pencil Rose…

Yesterday I confessed the stencil paste was one of my favorite new products.  The first card I made after my order arrived, I used the paste.

Today’s post uses the new stencils and paste again along with the colored pencils and the Birthday Blooms stamp set.

The paste was colored using the Crumb Cake reinker…

This glamour close up shows the “dew” made with fine tipped glue applicator…

And a side view.  Do you love this ombré Lemon Lime Ribbon?

And a peek inside where I used the framelit sets to Colorful Season (branch) and Beautiful Bouquet (flowers)

So I’m in a REAL pickle…my electricity abruptly went off yesterday for two hours.  When I came into the studio to begin posting, my computer was blank!  I’ve tried everything I know to fix it with no success.

So for now I’ll have to try to post with my IPad and hope it goes well until we get this computer thing figured out…UGH!

Here’s the StuffN Digits for today’s card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms, Beautiful Bouquet (sentiments)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/4″ Lemon Lime Twist Ombré Ribbon, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Linen Thread, Seasonal Layers Framelits (branch) and Bouquet Bunch Framelits (flowers)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  The rose was stamped in lower left corner with Crumb Cake ink.  Mix a small amount of paste with Crumb Cake reinker.  Lay the stencil diagonally at top right corner and apply paste with knife.  Let dry.  Be sure to clean your stencil and knife right away.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at lower right corner.
  • Using a white colored pencil, color all of the rose image.  This will keep your colors bright.  I used a light and dark shade of pink and the same for the green.  I left some of the white pencil showing,  Use two tones of a pretty blue to shadow the rose.
  • Before adding this layer over the Lemon Lime Twist, attach a band of the Ombré Lemon Lime Ribbon at the top attached at back with SNAIL.  Make several looped bow and tie center with Linen Thread.  Attach with glue dots.
  • Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left.  Cut branch from Colorful Seasons Set in Lemon Lime Twist and add with multipurpose glue at an angle from mid left to lower right.  Cut two sets of flowers from Calypso Coral CS.  Cut one set in half and add to branch with multipurpose glue.

I hope you’ll give this paste a try.  It’s priced reasonably for all the fun you can have with it.

As always, you can shop right here with me by clicking on the “Shop Now” star in the right colum and have these products at your door!

Here’s your “Bism” for today…

Hope your day is inky and you are HaPpY!

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Poodle Crate…

Here’s a project that combines the Birthday Delivery Suite and the Wood Textures Suite with a happy result…

Isn’t this a great packaging idea for a gift?

Pretty sure my “littles” would love this one…

and a side view showing the crate “handles”…

This project was already tagged for someone special and was hand delivered yesterday.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Bermuda Bay and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and Birthday Friends Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Bermuda Bay
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Birthday Friends Framelits, 3/8″ Woven Ribbon Bermuda Bay, Wood Crate Framelits Dies, Glitter Enamel Dots, Cello bag 6″ x 8″ (trimmed to fit), Tear Tape

Digits

  • Pick two pieces of Wood Textures DSP that match and cut two crate sides.  Fold tabs and add Tear Tape to attach.
  • Cut poodle and gifts from Birthday Friends DSP with coordinating framelits and add to front of crate with SNAIL and dimensionals.
  • Cut Bermuda Bay CS 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″.  Cut Thick Whisper White 3″ x 4-1/8″.
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White CS in Bermuda Bay.  Add this layer to Bermuda Bay layer with SNAIL.  Add Glitter Enamel Dots.  Add SNAIL to bottom back half of this piece and place inside back of crate.
  • Cut Cello bag to fit crate and fill with treat and tie with Bermuda Bay ribbon.

Hope this gives you a new idea on presenting your gift or treats.

We are on the road this week to witness a qualifying baseball tournament for our g’son, Jameson.  The Catalog Open House on Saturday this past weekend was a huge success and oh so much fun!  Was it an amazing amount of planning and work?   …You betcha!  So now I’m just going to sit back and relax at this ball park.  NOT!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

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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!

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Cutie Surprise…

Can you stand one more post with this little “cutie pie”?  I hope so because I’ve been working/playing with his set so much and have so many samples to share, but really don’t want to keep showing them if you have had enough!

I love that we can use our water color pencils to color her any way we want…

you see her a lot in blues and pinks…but how about some Bermuda Bay?

her glamour close up…

From the side so that you can see dimension…

and that new Bermuda Bay ribbon…ties like a dream!

and a peek at the inside of the card…this would make a great card front too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock, plus water color paper (because I love the water color pencils!)
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black (If you are stamping on cardstock marker colors would be Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Powder Pink, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral
  • Stamps:  Special Delivery
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Glimmer Enamel Dots, Scalloped Oval Framelits, Birthday Friends Framelits, Gently Falling Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Bermuda Bay base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lightly attach to card front with SNAIL removing some of the adhesive with your fingers.  Cut both pieces of cardstock with Oval Framelit.  Remove Whisper White layer and run through Big Shot in Gently Falling EF.  Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL
  • Make a frame for the oval opening by using the same oval framelit and the Scalloped Oval Framelit.  Attach frame to oval opening with multipurpose glue.
  • Tie ribbon around side of oval opening.  Make a bow with several loops tied in center with Linen Thread.  Attach to card with glue dots.
  • Stamp SURPRISE in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White 1-7/8″ x 3-3/8″.  Tag end with scissors.  Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 1-7/8″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach sentiment with SNAIL leaving the right side uncovered.  Using a bone folder, break down the fibers in the remain Bermuda Bay.  Split the layers and curl cardstock in both directions.  Attach to top of card front with dimensionals.  Attach Glimmer Dots.
  • Inside the card the Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment at top with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp girl  and flower bouquet with Archival Basic Black on water color paper.  Let dry!  Color with water color pencils and smooth color with wet small round brush.  I used Calypso Coral lightly for skin tones, Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight for hair, Black for shoes, Bermuda Bay for dress and Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Melon Mambo for flowers.  The shadow at her feet was done with Smoky Slate.  Cute out with coordinating framelit (how cool is it that the framelit will cut her out backwards and the one on the DSP from the front!)   Cut out the flowers and a hat from DSP with framelits.  Add hat with multipurpose glue and flower bouquet with double dimensionals.

Tomorrow and Monday there are two more cards with this stamp set, but not with the cutie pie girl.

Saturday is my New Catalog Launch Open House…so excited to see everyone an show them all the samples that are ready for them.  Should be fun.  Wish you could all come by!

Here’s one new product I was REALLY excited about.  This may solve half of my Christmas shopping list!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

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Powder Pink Birthday…

There is everything feminine about today’s post…I mean everything from the color, to the flowers and all the way to pretty ribbon and bows.

See?  How sweet is that in the new color Powder Pink?

And in this Glamour Close Up the flowers take the stage.

And a side view to show the dimension and layers.

Here’s a peek inside.

Do you have someone who is super feminine that would enjoy a “girlie” card.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits in case you need them.

Stuff

  • Paper:  Powder Pink and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Pear Pizazz and Old Olive
  • Stamps:  Label Me Pretty
  • Embellishments:  Pretty Label Punch, 5/8″ White Seam Binding (retired), Linen Thread, Dots Embossing Folder (retired), Strip Adhesive

Digits

  • The Powder Pink 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 Powder Pink layer is 3″ x 4-1/4″.  Punch at top with Pretty Label Punch. Run through Big Shot with EF.  Attach a strip of ribbon around the bottom of this layer and attach with SNAIL.  Add Strip Adhesive around back edges.
  • Cut the Whisper White layer 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Lay the Powder Pink layer on top and light mark the punched opening.  Stamp image with Archival Basic Black and color in with markers.
  • Remove protective paper from Strip Adhesive and place Powder Pink layer over the stamped Whisper White layer.  Attach both layers to card front with SNAIL
  • Make a bow with several loops and tie center with Linen Thread.  Attach to ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Inside the Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The floral pattern was “fussy cut” and added at the lower left corner with SNAIL.
  • The envelope isn’t shown but the flap was cover with a coordinating piece of DSP.

If you have a “girlie girl’s” birthday coming up…well, here you go!

Hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather like we are here in the South…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and I’ve decided to do just that.

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

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