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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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Kelly’s Stamping Friends…

What a great day!  Friends of Kelly Kent are hopping together today to help her celebrate her fifth Stampin’ Up! anniversary…

Our “theme” is HaPpY!  Now doesn’t that just make you smile?  When Kelly invited me to hop along, I was excited to gather with her stamping friends and celebrate with her!

I have no problem coming up with a “HaPpY” card…it happens almost daily around here.  So I pulled out the Delightful Daisy Suite because who can be unhappy looking at daisies, right?

A pocket full of daisies would make anyone HaPpY!

Glamour close up…

A side view to show dimension.

And a peek inside…you might notice the daisy on the envelope too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits in case you’d like to give this HaPpY card a try…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive and Delightful Daisy Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Delightful Daisy and Old Olive
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight and Lovely Friends (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Lovely Laurel Thinlits (sentiment), Daisy Punch, Dauber Sponge

Digits

  • The Old Olive base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Delightful Daffodil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Delightful Daisy DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Mark top center and lightly pencil in a 2″ line.  Cut along this line and fold even with sides.  Attach this layer along outside edges with SNAIL.
  • Stamp on scrap Thick Whisper White with Archival Basic Black in five daisies.  Let ink dry.  Using Dauber sponge and Daffodil Delight, sponge color in center and out part of the petals.  Stamp centers with Old Olive and detailed flower center stamp.  Punch out with Daisy Punch.  Cut one daisy in half.
  • Add three daisies to inside front “pocket” with multipurpose glue and dimensionals.  Add one outside “pocket” with dimensional.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White scrap, then cut with framelit.  Cut a second Old Olive scrap with same framelit and cut this one in half horizontally.  Add SNAIL to each piece along cut lines, then position the pieces maybe 1/4″ apart and lay the stamped Whisper White piece of top.  Add to lower right corner of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Daffodil Delight layer if 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ attached with SNAIL.  Add one of the daisy halves with multipurpose glue or SNAIL at the top of the Whisper White layer.
  • Add the last daisy half to the bottom left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

Hope this card spreads HaPpY-ness to all and especially for Kelly as she celebrates your Fifth!

And now to continue with all thoughts HaPpY, click the “next” button to go to the next blog which is Rochelle Blok.  It would make me so “HaPpY” if you would leave a comment so I know you were here! AND…if you would like to receive an email when I post, click the “subscribe” button.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

It is Memorial Day here in the US…and while many families gather to spend the day together, we all pause and grateful say “thank you” to those who served and sacrificed for our freedoms.

Inky fingers will make you HaPpY!

  1. Kelly Kenthttp://mypapercraftjourney.com/2017…
  2. Billie Moan – http://ramblingrosestudio.com/kellys-stamping-friends-2/
  3. Rochelle Blokhttp://rochelleblok.blogspot.com/20…
  4. Kayla Renee MacAulayhttp://www.stampinwithkayla.com/201…
  5. Jacqui Crouchhttp://crouchingdoggraphics.com.au/…
  6. Tina Gillespie http://scissorspapercard.blogspot.com/…
  7. Kathryn Ruddick http://www.katlodesigns.com/stampin…
  8. Valerie Moodyhttp://www.stampingwithval.com/2017…
  9. Jo Weedonhttp://joweedon.blogspot.com.au/201…
  10. Danielle Bennenk http://wp.me/p7kGAo-Dc
  11. Nikki Spencer http://nikkispencer-mysandbox.blogspot.com/…
  12. Sylvia Verhulst-Batenburg http://mijnfreubelhoekie.nl/2017/05…
  13. Richelle Fletcherhttps://stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com.au/…
  14. Chloe Evanshttp://chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com/…
  15. Rachael Lewsleyhttp://www.mystampinhaven.com.au/ke…
  16. Lou Kitzelmanhttp://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com/…
  17. Courtenay Heustonhttp://bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au/…
  18. Denita Wright-Smeehttp://denitawright.blogspot.com.au/…
  19. Christine Blain: http://christineblain.blogspot.com/…
  20. Martha Groeger: https://www.cookiescraftco.de/2017/…
  21. Patrice Easton: http://springblossommusings.blogspot.com/…
  22. Sandra Collett: http://sanzstamps.blogspot.com/2017…
  23. Cheryl O’Breehttp://nyobre.blogspot.com.au/2017/…

 

 

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Loves Me, Loves Me Not…

Yes remembering my childhood and teaching my children and now g’children how to pull the petals of a daisy saying, “Loves me, loves me not”.  Such sweet memories…

So you will understand why today’s post is so close to my heart.

Oh, be still my heart!  How sweet is she?

All coloring was done with water color pencils and a damp round brush.

And a side view showing her shadow which was “painted” in with black water color pencil and the dimension.

and a peek inside!

In reality this is a really simple card, but it does use three different framelit sets and the Daisy Punch.  I still love it anyway!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Birthday Delivery, Soft Sayings Kit (sentiment…I couldn’t help it the sentiment was perfect!) and Daisy Delight
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ Circle Punch, Daisy Punch, Scalloped Ovals Framelits, Birthday Friends Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Adhesive Strips and Water Color Pencils plus small round brush

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″.  Cut with scalloped oval framelit leaving a little more room at bottom for sentiment.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black then attach to card from positioned centered side to side and closer to the bottom to make room for daisy at top.
  • Stamp girl with Archival Basic Black on water color paper, let dry.  Color with water color pencils.  I used Calypso Coral lightly for skin tone, Pacific Point for dress and Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight for hair.  Cut out with framelit.  Isn’t it so cool this framlit can cut out this stamp of the girl backwards and the girl from the DSP from the front?  Clever designer!  Add to center of scalloped oval on card front with strip adhesive.  It stands up taller than dimensionals.
  • Cut branch from Old OLive with branch thinlit in Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Cut away one of the branches so you have a single branch.  Stamp two daisies on scrap Thick Whisper White in Archival Basic Black.  Let dry!  Using a dauber and Daffodil Delight ink pad, color centers.  Punch out both daisies.  Stamp the detailed flower center stamp on Daffodil Delight scrap with Daffodil Delight ink and punch out with 1/2″ Circle Punch and add to daisy center.  Cut one daisy in half.  Be sure there are no petals above half way of center.  Glue (SNAIL or multipurpose glue) three petals from those you cut away to back of first layer so they fill in the blank spaces.
  • With glue dots or multipurpose glue add stem to hands and back of daisy.  Add daisy to top right corner of card front with two dimensionals.
  • Inside the Daffodil Delight layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Add stem with multipurpose glue and one half daisy made the same as the card front daisy with a dimensional.  Stamp center like previous daisy and add to flower center.

Like I said in the beginning, this is a pretty simple card, but does use several pieces from different sets.

Tomorrow’s post is pretty special, so I hope you’ll stop by and participate!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

And you can always be HaPpY with inky fingers!

 

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Pacific Point Fall…

Doors with color are my favorite.  Personally my door is red, but today I have a card for you to send out in the fall with a blue door…

A Pacific Point blue door…

I like the wreaths behind the lanterns.  The background was done on water color paper.

Side angle.  This door doesn’t open.

And a place to write your message inside.

I want to send this card to someone who has a birthday in the fall or as a Happy Thanksgiving card.  I need to put this one somewhere where I can find it.  Hmmm….

This bundle really has everything you need for these “door” cards for each season.  I do like the windows of the door punched out.  You could slip a piece of Daffodil Delight behind them to look like lights are on behind the door.  Just a random thought…you know how my mind jumps hither ‘n thither.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Pacific Point
  • Stamps:  At Home With You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  small round paint brush, At Home Framelits and Brick Wall Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Crumb Cake base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The water color paper background layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Color all of the water color paper with a light wash of Smoky Slate Reinker. and the bottom 1″ go over with with Soft Suede once the Smoky Slate has dried.  Add Smoky Slate ink to inside of Brick Wall Embossing Folder, add water color layer inside and run through Big Shot to get brick/block effect.  Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp two wreaths, two lanterns, one sign, one pumpkin/sunflower, one door and a welcome sign with Archival Basic Black on water color paper.  Using reinker and small round paint brush, paint each piece.  Use Pacific Point marker around window and door frame.  Cut all pieces out with coordinating framelits.
  • Stamp sign holder bow to from of door and add sign with dimensionals.  Add door to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Add wreaths to either side of door with multipurpose glue.
  • Add lanterns to either side of door over wreaths with dimensionals.
  • Add “welcome” mat under door with multipurpose glue.
  • Add pumpkins/sunflowers to one side of door with dimensionals.
  • Inside the card there is a Thick Whisper White layer 4″ x 5-1/4″ stamped with pumpkin/sunflowers in Archival Black and colored with brush/markers.  Be sure to add a shadow for the arrangement to sit on.

I really like the way the washed water color paper in the background “took” the embossing folder ink and impression.  Really adds to the overall effect of this card front.  Plus blue and orange or complimentary colors on the wheel and almost always look great together.

Hope your are having the best Thursday and have all your plans made for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

well…

And you can be HaPpY if your fingers are inky!

 

 

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Shut the Door!

The new At Home With You stamp set caught me eye at first look.  Why?  I love doors…of all kinds.  When w travel, I always come home with pictures of doors and sometimes even paint them.  Don’t ask me why…it happens!

So this set intrigued me and I was excited to spend a whole day playing with all the different looks you can create with it.  It has everything to take you through each season and then some.

Here’s my first try…

I made the door red because my front door is red…of course it is!

You can cut the framelit so the front door opens and offers a message, but you don’t have to.

You can see how this one layers up and check out the brick embossing…

Wouldn’t this card be fun to send to someone new in the neighborhood?

I’ll have several different doors to show you in the next days, but here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
  • Stamps:  At Home With You
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  At Home Framelits Dies, Brick Wall Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Crumb Cake base card was scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Wood Texture DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Run this piece through Big Shot using the Brick Wall EF then attach to card front with SNAIL
  • The darker Wood Texture DSP was cut 4-1/8″ x 1″ and attached at bottom of card front with SNAIL
  • On scrap Thick Whisper White CS stamp two doors, a wreath, one sign and two flower pots in Archival Basic Black.  Cut out with matching framelits.  Stamp “congrats” on sign.
  • The door was “painted” with Real Red reinker and a small round brush (you could use Aqua Painter) using water and reinker in stamp pad lid.  The door frame was “painted” with Crumb Cake the same way.  Cut this door with extra framelit so the door will open.  Cut door windows with framelit.
  • On the second door frame stamp the sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Attach the “painted” door over the sentiment piece with SNAIL.  Add door to card front with dimensionals.
  • Color wreath and two flower pots with Real Red, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight markers.  Add wreath to door with dimensionals.  Add flower pot on floor to right of door.
  • Stamp door mat on Crumb Cake with Archival Basic Black, cut out with framelit.  I “painted” around the edges with the paint brush and some Crumb Cake reinker.  Add to card front with multipurpose glue or SNAIL.
  • Stamp sign string on door front under wreath.  Add “congrats” sign with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Color second flower pot with markers.  Before attaching to bottom right corner with dimensionals, add a small base of Crumb Cake with brush or marker to sit the pot on.  Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top center.  Add layer to inside card with SNAIL

I have loved working with this stamp set.  Of course, being a “door” person makes it perfect for me.  You’ll be seeing a couple of seasonal doors in the next couple of days…even Christmas!

Hope your “hump” day is special…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

empathy…

Come back tomorrow and see the next door.  In the meantime, stay inky and Be HaPpY!

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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

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

Tulip Note…

For Mother’s Day my son an daughter-in-love sent me tulips.  That’s so different from what I was thinking was inside the box and were they ever gorgeous once they had a good drink…

They just got prettier as each day went by.

Sooooo…when looking through all my new product, the set Tranquil Tulips caught my eye!

What a well designed stamp.  It makes one layer darker than the other without you doing a thing!

Glamour close up…

This view shows the dimension created by stamping on scrap, “fussy cutting” and adding with a dimensional to original flower.

and a peek inside.

Did you notice the background color Wisteria Wonder?  That color isn’t listed on the DSP packet, but I had some tucked back for who knows how long and decided to try it.  Then I found this Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding…mother load!  So I happily went to work and thoroughly enjoyed making this card and love the clean look of it.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder Cardstock plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonde and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Tranquil Tulips and stamp set from Soft Sayings Kit (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding (retired)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Wisteria Wonder layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL
  • The bottom DSP layer is 2-1/2″ x 4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top DSP is 3-1/4″ x 4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Wisteria Wonder layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/4″
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer I 3″ x 4-1/8″.  Stamp stems in Old Olive and the large tulip in Wisteria Wonder and the smaller ones in Calypso Coral.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add a band of Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding around the bottom of this layer and attach in back with SNAIL.  Add the white layer to the Wisteria Wonder layer with SNAIL.
  • Make a bow with several loops and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add this bow to ribbon band with glue dots.  Add these layers to card front at an angle.
  • Inside there is a layer of Wisteria Wonder 4″ x 5-1/4″ with a Whisper White layer 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ on top.  Add stems and flowers at lower right corner.
  • You can see there are also tulips stamped on the left side of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

This stamp set is a hostess set…which means you can get it free with a $150 order!  Just sayin’…

This will be the first weekend in a month we don’t have plans!  I’m looking forward to some yard and flower garden time and maybe a nap!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Sweetums knows…he brings me a cup of black coffee bedside every. single. morning.

So get those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

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Congrats!

I’m hoping you won’t mind another personal post…not quite like yesterday’s post but still a card of encouragement.

A week or so ago my grandson, Jameson, and his 8-year old team (Coached by my son, Jeff) won the baseball Florida State Championship.  And a photo was snapped just after the game…

Now that’s a couple of happy baseball players!

Since Sweetums and I were not able to go that weekend, I designed a card just for Jameson to celebrate the championship and encourage him to keep working hard toward qualifying for the World Series…

Using the Custom Tee Stamp Set and Framelits I was able to create his team shirt almost to a “T”!

Glamour close up.  The logo was hand drawn and a little tricky, but it turned out fine.

A side view…

and a peek inside where we wrote a note congratulating him and his team (and the coach too, of course) and encouraged him to keep working hard.

Everybody doesn’t play baseball, but I can see this set used for almost any sport.  The problem is this set will only be available until May 31!

Here’s your Stuff ‘N Digit for this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black and Real Red Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Real Red and Pacific Point
  • Stamps:  Custom Tee, Thoughtful Banners
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stitched Circle Framelits, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Real Red base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Basic Black Layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through Big Shot with the Lucky Stars EF and attach to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a Real Red circle and a Thick Whisper White stitched circle.  Use the Real Red circle to draw light pencil lines on the Whisper White circle and then add stitches with Real Red marker.  Add the Real Red circle center right with SNAIL.  Add the Whisper White circle in top right corner with dimensionals.
  • Cut Three T-shirts with framelit, one Real Red, one Basic Black and one Thick Whisper White.  To recreate his baseball shirt I laid the Whisper White one on top of the Basic Black and trimmed away the sleeves then trimmed the Basic Black shirt sleeves so that they were just a smidge bigger.  With multipurpose glue add the Basic Black to the Real Red shirt.  The logo I hand drew and colored with markers.  I drew the number in pencil first and went over it with a black Journal Pen.  Then glue the Whisper White Shirt on top of the Basic Black.  I used a the corner of a square punch to trim the neckline to a “V”.  Add shirt to card front with dimensionals.
  • The banner was stamped in Real Red.  The sentiment was curved on the Acrylic Block to fit the curve of the banner and stamped.  I hand cut this banner to cut around hanging letters and attached to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Basic Black layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ with a Whisper White layer on top that is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp #1 in bottom right corner.

There MIGHT have been a small monetary gift inside…

It’s times like this I’m glad I’m a SU! Demo and have all the tools to make these special cards for all those special people in our lives.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and dancing…

If you are inky…you must be HaPpY!

B

Hope ‘N Hugs…

This card today is up close and personal…it has been made for a really good friend of my daughter who has been diagnosed with cancer.

She is an amazing wife, mother, daughter, educator and friend.  So many of those who know her have stepped up with encouragement and support of all kinds, which is wonderful.

It’s doubtful there is an existing family who has not been touched by this disease, so I was thrilled when Patty Bennett used her opportunity as a million dollar demonstrator to create this stamp set…

and the two new InColors Powder Pink and Berry Burst made an awesome color combination!

glamour close up featuring those Glitter Enamel Dots…

and a side view to show layers.

and a peek inside.  Lots of room for positive thoughts and encouragement.

I hope you don’t have anyone in your life affected by cancer, but if you do, this may give you a starting point for your card of encouragement.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper in Powder Pink
  • Ink:  Berry Burst
  • Stamps:  Ribbon of Courage
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Berry Burst Woven Ribbon, Linen Thread, Glitter Enamel Dots

Digits

  • The Powder Pink 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 two DSP layers are Powder Pink and are 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front overlapping with SNAIL
  • The second Berry Burst layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, the Powder Pink layer is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ and the Thick Whisper White layer is 3″ x 4″.  Stamp sentiment using Berry Burst in top right corner of Whisper White layer.  Stamp ribbon on scrap Thick Whisper White in Powder Pink and Berry Burst.  Fussy Cut ribbon.  Add ribbon to bottom of Whisper White attaching in the back with SNAIL
  • Attach all three layers with SNAIL.  Add cut out ribbon of courage with dimensionals.  Add three pink Glitter Enamel Dots.  Make a bow with several loops and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add over the ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Add all layers at an angle to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 5″ attached with SNAIL.  Add a 1/2″ piece of DSP to the bottom with SNAIL.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope something in this post inspires you in your creative journey!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

alright.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B