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Archive for Wedding – Page 2

Congratulations…

Today’s post was also water colored like the pumpkin yesterday but turned upside down to create a hydrangea bloom in all their gorgeous colors.

Check yesterday’s post to see how to set up painting with reinker (ramblingrosestudio.com/pumpkin-spice/).

This and one other card were made for two new recruits to my team to congratulate them on the best decision they ever made…to become a demo!  I wrote them a heartfelt welcoming note inside on a post it note so that the card could be reused is they wanted.  These two have been coming to class for almost four years and have become dear friends to me.

Here’s their card…

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Doesn’t that make a perfect hydrangea bloom?  The difference between the painting of the pumpkin yesterday and today is the Clear Wink of Stella pen was used as the paint brush along with the reinker to give an all over glow to the bloom.

I took a close up hoping you would be able to see all the blingy shine…

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It really is difficult to show in a photo…but it just glimmers.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper, Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Copper Foil
  • Ink:  VersaMark, Perfect Plum, Sweet Sugar Plum, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, River Rock and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches and Floral Phrases (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Copper Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Thoughtful Branches Thinlets and Copper Metallic Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Copper Foil layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp sentiment in VersaMark at lower right corner, add Copper EP and heat.
  • Cut the leaves/stem and bloom from water color paper with coordinating Thinlets.  Do not punch out of water color paper.  Set up all your reinker colors.  Spritz the water color paper with water so that the cut outs are damp.  Use your Clear Wink of Stella Pen to add color.  Be sure to shake and have the well full so that the glimmer will mix with the reinker as you use it.  Start with your lightest color then go back and add some of the darker shade of that color.  Let dry.  At this point you could still add more Clear Wink of Stella if you wanted more glimmer.
  • Decide where the center of your bloom will be on your card front and add a dollop of multipurpose glue.  Make several loops of Copper Metallic Thread and add to this glue.  All small amounts of glue to stem and bloom and add to card front.
  • Make bow (video here) and attach to stem with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a layer of Copper Foil 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

Personally I would send this card any season of the year, but it would be especially appropriate for spring.

Tomorrow let’s make a tree and a card to send in the summertime…be sure to stop by!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Buy new ones!

Get yourself inky…Be HaPpY!

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To Hug ‘N To Hold…

Today’s post was made with two really special people in mind who are wonderful friends and used to be neighbors that are celebrating their wedding anniversary the first of July.  Hope they like it…

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I just couldn’t help myself!  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Baby Bear
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rhinestones, 3/4″  and 1″ Round Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch (retired)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp the bear on post it note and “fussy cut” to use for a mask.  Stamp the top bear with Smoky Slate that has been stamped off, the second layer with straight Smoky Slate and the third layer with Basic Gray.  Cover with mask and stamp the second bear in the same sequence.  Remove mask.  Awwww…
  • Using an Aqua Painter and reinker in lid of Smoky Slate, add a shadow under both bears.
  • Stamp the bow from this set on the back of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and “fussy cut” the bow without the two ends.  Add to bear with glue dot.
  • Punch a 3/4″ circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  With the 1″ circle, punch over the 3/4″ hole in the Glimmer paper to make a 1″ circle frame.  Cut this frame in half.
  • Punch three Itty Bitty Flowers in Whisper White.  Using the blunt end of Piercing Tool and your sponge mat, push the blunt end into the flower to give dimension.  I colored the Rhinestones with permanent marker in pink and added to 3/4″ circle with multipurpose glue.  Add to the second bear with glue dots.
  • Punch two flowers and layer with a glue dot.  Add Rhinestone to center.  Glue half of the 1″ circle frame with multipurpose glue to make a headband.  Add flower with glue dot to headband.
  • Stamp one half of the sentiment on the stamp by inking with Basic Black marker only the words you need.  I used a mini MISTI to stamp this sentiment here and the other half on the inside of card.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Thick Whisper White on top stamped with the second part of the stamp “from this day forward”.

See…this baby bear isn’t just for baby cards!

So tomorrow Sweetums leaves for his trip to South Korea to see our daughter and son-in-love.  While there he will attend the Change of Command ceremony for Jay.  I hope to share some photos of the event later as this is a big deal for him.

Hope to see you right back here tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Get inky…Be HaPpY!

B

Just For You…

Today’s pretty post makes use of May’s Paper Pumpkin laser cut cards and the new Designer Series Paper Playful Palette and the new InColor Sugar Plum…

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I just love the way that laser cut background sets up this card.  And, this is one of those cards that would work for several occasions…birthday, wedding, get well, congratulations…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Sugar Plum plus Playful Palette DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Flowering Fieldsl (flower stems), Watercolor Wonder (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Pansy Punch, Botanical Builder Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, Sugar Plum Ruched Ribbon, Blushing Bride Sequins, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella Clear,

Digits

  • The Soft Sky base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Cut one of the laser cards in half and glue to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The Sugar Plum DSP is 3″ x 4-1/2″ attached centered on card front with adhesive
  • The Whisper White layer is 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, embossed with Decorative Dots EF and attached centered with adhesive over DSP layer.
  • Cut one long leaf stem from Whisper White and trim the open leaf side so you are left with a long stem of same leaves.  Add to card front at an angle on left side.
  • With Botanical Framelits cut two fringe leaves and one small leaf from Whisper white.  With multipurpose glue add two pointing up and one down.
  • Stamp stem from Flowering Fields in Basic Black on Soft Sky and “fussy cut”.  Add over other leaves at angle with multipurpose glue.
  • Punch four flowers with Pansy Punch from Sugar Plum.  Break down paper fibers using a bone folder.  Cut one petal away from two flowers and attach remaining petals together with a glue dot.  Cut two petals from the last two flowers and attach.  Spray liberally with water and squish.  Unfold and let dry.  When dry hot glue together in four layers.  Add some Wink of Stella Clear along petal edges and hot glue to center of leaf arrangement.
  • Stamp sentiment in Basic Black on scrap of Soft Sky CS and punch with Decorative Label Punch.  I have pierced an oval around sentiment with retired piercing pattern, but you could lightly trace the shape and then pierce with piercing tool.  Add to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a layer of the Sugar Plum DSP used on the card front 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a Whisper White layer on top measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

I’m leaving the inside blank so that if I needed a birthday card, I could easily stamp a birthday sentiment inside…or any other sentiment that fits the occasion.

So, it’s Saturday again!  Unbelievable how quickly this week flew by.  Since I don’t post on Sundays, I hope you stop by on Monday.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Inky fingers…make you HaPpY!

 

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Let There Be Cake!…

There are so many celebrations on my calendar for May it’s hard to know where to start.  My November is like that too.  What’s up with those two months?

Here is one way I like to celebrate special birthdays rather than a card…

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These are the second cake post this week…I must be hungry for something sweet.  Here’s a couple of different views…

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Love me some strawberry icing with chocolate cake…

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and this blue polka dot is just sweet!

Of course a gift or chocolate can be placed inside for an even better surprise.  These are easy to make and fun to decorate.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White cardstock plus a DSP of your choice
  • Ink:  None!
  • Stamps:  None!  Although there is a stamp set that coordinates with this framelit set
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basic Pearls, deco straw, Spiral Flower Die, Cutie Pie Thinlets

Digits

  • Cut two of the Cutie Pie Thinlet boxes (takes a full sheet of cardstock for each “piece of cake”)  Attach the two pieces with tear tape alternating pie shape and rectangle.  Burnish all score lines.  If you want to stamp “cake” stamp in chocolate or maybe strawberry you can do that before you assemble box.  Add tear tape to one center tap and rectangle tab.  Fold into box.  Close back after inserting gift if needed.
  • Cut one side of the box from DSP.  Trim at 1″ on rectangle side.  Cut a piece of DSP 2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ for back of box and another piece 4 1/2″ x 1″ for the scalloped icing on one side.  Use the scalloping framelit to cut the back piece of the DSP that overlaps from top and the side of that same piece.  Scallop the 4 1/2″ x 1″ piece on one side.  Glue this piece to the top side that isn’t covered by the box top piece.  Add DSP to back of box then overlap the scalloped piece from top.  Check photos.
  • Cut bow from Whisper White fold and insert tips into slits, then and attach tail pieces with glue dots.  Use glue dots to attach to back of box over DSP.  Add Basic Pearl to center.
  • Cut two of the candle framelit and glue together from flame to end of candle but not the two half circles as they open to make the base for attaching to cake top.  I used Gold Wink of Stella on the flame.  Cut a deco straw and slip over candle before gluing to cake top.
  • Make two Whisper White roses and attach with hot glue.  Here I used leaves from this month’s Paper Pumpkin, but you could use leaves from Botanical Builder Framelits, Bird Punch or Rose Garden Thinlets.

These are perfect for birthday or shower favors filled with goodies.  You could make a whole or multi-layered cake for a wedding reception…there goes my ever running mind again…

So big Mothers’ Day weekend.  For those of us who no longer have our moms, it is a bittersweet day.  If you have children, I hope they all pay their respects and make your Mothers’ Day especially HaPpY!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Goodness…I hope you are filled to the brim!

Let’s get inky together and …Be HaPpY!

 

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My Favorite Technique…

is masking!  And today’s post using masking in two different ways resulting in a novel finish.

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The masking was reversed on the flower so a script could be added to the flower petals, then the flower was covered with glue and sponged with Pool Party.  If you look closely you can see the script in the background of the flower.

Here’s a pic of the inside where you can see the script better…

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A sentiment was purposely left off the card so it can be used for several occasions later.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Timeless Elegance DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  En Francias (retired) and Birthday Blooms
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Pool Party Sparkle Ribbon, Linen Thread, Circles Framelits, Crystal Effects or Thin Tip Glue and Lovely Lace Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ embossed with Lovely Lace EF
  • The first Basic Black layer is 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ attached to DSP that is 2″ x 5 1/4″.  Attach these two layers 3/4″ in from left side of embossed Very Vanilla layer.
  • The second Basic Black layer is 1 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ attached to DSP that is 1 5/8″ x 4 3/8″.  Attach these two layers over the last vertical layer 1/2″ to the right with adhesive
  • The third Basic Black layer is 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ attached to DSP that is 1 5/8″ x 3 3/8″.  Attach these two layers 1/4″ to the left of the first layer and centered top to bottom.
  • The circle is cut with 2 1/2″ circle framelit.  Stamp flower on Post It note and be sure you have some of the sticky on back. Fussy cut flower from Post It.  Use the negative space layer over the 2 1/2″ circle and stamp flower in Basic Black.  While the mask is still in place, also stamp background script.  Remove mask and add a coat of glue to just the flower image.  Let dry.
  •  Place flower mask over image and sponge the outside area with a dauber and Pool Party ink.
  • Cut a circle “frame” using the 2 1/2″ circle framelit and the next smaller one.  Add this frame over stamped circle with glue.  Add dimensionals to back and add to top of all vertical layers.
  • Attach a piece of the ribbon to the back of all layers.  Add this stack of layers to card front with adhesive.
  • Loop ribbon and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Inside the same masking technique was used for a partial image of the rose at the bottom right corner on a piece of 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Very Vanilla.  Attach to a layer of Basic Black 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″.  Add both layers to card.

Wouldn’t this make a pretty wedding card?  You could change the colors to coordinate with the bride’s choice for her wedding.  And you could add an envelope inside the card front for a gift card or check with the same DSP used on the card front.

Aren’t I just full of ideas today…it’s the way my mind runs 24/7.

Play around with these two masking techniques.  I’d love to see what you create…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Who doesn’t?

I’m playing in the ink…and HaPpY!

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Wedding Cake…

Lots of cake baking going on around the studio here…

If you have a special wedding coming up, here’s a sweet way to wrap your gift, or use as display at a shower or fill will lots of money!

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Wouldn’t this cake make a great gift card holder…or money if you’re loaded.  And, seriously, it’s so easy and goes together like a dream.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Mossy Meadow and Blushing Bride Cardstock, plus a few of the leaves from April’s Paper Pumpkin left over…just the right size for those little roses.
  • Ink:  None!
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gift Box Stamp Board, Basic Pearls, Spiral Flower Die, Circle Framelits, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, and Rose Garden Thinlets Die

Digits

  • Cut Thick Whisper White squares 9″ x 9″, 8″ x 8″ and 6″ x 6″ scoring per board directions to create boxes 4″ x 4″ x 1.75″, 3.25″ x 3.25″ x 1.75″ and 1.75″ x 1.75″ x 1.75″.  If you plan to add surprises inside, now is the time to place them before hot gluing them shut and stacked together.
  • Cut the largest Circle Framelits with scallops from Blushing Bride and hot glue to bottom of largest box.
  • Cut four Mossy Meadow leaf limbs and attach with Tombow glue down the front of boxes.
  • Add strips of Basic Pearls at top box edge of each box.
  • Punch eleven Itty Bitty flowers in Blushing Bride, round with bottom of piercing tool on foam mat and add pearl in each center.  Attach to cake with glue dots.
  • Cut out five roses in Blushing Bride with Spiral Flower Die.  Twirl and attach to base and top of cake with hot glue.  Bend and shape leaves before adding with hot glue.  If you don’t have these small leaves you could use the leaves from the Bird Punch instead.

Wish there was a wedding coming up…this gift box would be a hit I’m sure!  And no calories either…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Who is with me?

Let’s get REALLY inky and Be HaPpY!

 

 
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Tea Table Favor…

Wouldn’t it be fun this spring to hold a tea or spring luncheon with some of your besties…maybe outdoors?  Maybe make it really girly and dress up the table with these sweet little butterfly boxes holding treats for each guest or use them as place cards…or both!

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Sweet, right?  Here’s a view from the top…

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You could always write names on the tag and use on the table at each place setting.  I absolutely love to decorate a table for a small gathering.  Here’s an example of a little girls’ tea party birthday for Lyla (one of “the littles”) when she was six…

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Here I used the manikin form with tutu as the place card, little purses with treats inside and a faux cake and candle for each place setting.  Worked perfectly with great grandmothers handmade lace table cover and tiny tea sets.  So fun…

So back to our pretty butterfly box…can you imagine these as shower (wedding/baby) treats?  Or even with bird seed or a small gift inside at a wedding table?

Let’s see how easy these are to mass produce with these Stuff ‘N Digits

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Vellum and color of your choice or event cardstock
  • Ink:  Dots color of your choice to coordinate with event and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  the “for you” sentiment comes from Birthday Blooms
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Labels Framelits, Butterfly Thinlets, Curvy Keepsake Thinlet and Elegant Butterfly Punch, Window Sheet, dauber, Itty Bitty Flower Punch

Digits

  • Cut two curvy box sides from Thick Whisper White.  Place dots with dauber in your choice of color on the outside of each box side.  Cut window with framelet on one box side.  Glue bases together with glue.  Glue window sheet on inside of side with framelit cut out.  Safe piece cut from window for label.
  • Cut three of the larger butterflies…one from your color choice of cardstock and one from a DSP and one from Vellum cardstock.  Punch one of the smaller butterflies from the Vellum.  Cut all butterflies in half.  Start gluing to one side of handle opening with cardstock, Vellum, DSP and last the smallest butterfly.  Repeat on other side of handle opening.  Pull the handle through to close the box.  Oh!  so cute!
  • Now punch your sweet little flowers with a pearl in center.  Stamp or write a name on your tag.  Punch a hole and tie on handles with Linen Thread.  Add the three little flowers with glue dots.

Done!  Really simple, right?  The hardest part is getting all the pieces cut.  A little assembly line action and you and your “besties” can knock these out in no time…

Thanks so much from dropping by today.  Hope your week has gotten off to a grand start…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Seriously…

I’m inky…and HaPpY!

 

B

Frame My Heart…

Lots of Valentine stamping has been going on at Rambling Rose Studios…my mind has been spinning at almost an uncontrollable pace with ideas that can’t be made fast enough. Today’s post is a home décor piece that would definitely fit for Valentines or maybe a wedding shower or anniversary…

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and here’s a close up of the deminsion created with the flower thinlets… framedheart1

Before you ask…the frame was $16.99 less 40% at Hobby Lobby and the entire frame looks like this… framedheart2

The back side is a chalk board which would be handy on a shower table for messages.  Then the whole frame could be a gift. The frame size is 8 x 10 but the matted opening is 5 x 7.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you

Stuff 

  • Paper: Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus two hearts from this month’s Paper Pumpkin and the background is Neutrals Designer Series Pack
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  none
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Botanical Blooms Thinlets Dies, 1 1/4″ Watermelon Wonder Ribbon, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The background DSP was cut 8 x 10.  The Watermelon Wonder heart and grey strip heart were attached with adhesive slightly skewed so you would see both colors and then to the background with adhesive.
  • Punch out a bunch of flowers in all three colors and sponge with ink in same color with a dauber.  I put Watermelon Wonder lightly on the Whisper White.  Cut lots of leaves of your choice in Mossy Meadow and a lighter green too if you’d like the contrast.
  • Start at the top of the right side of the heart with the larger blooms following the curve of the heart.  Stack different colors and sizes of blooms and centers with glue dots and dimensionals until you are happy with how your bigger blooms look.
  • Now use Tombow glue and get all your leaves where you like them.
  • Fill in all around your larger blooms with smaller ones.  Quit when you like it!
  • Make two small and two larger loops with the ribbon and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add to top left of background with glue dots.

I’m definitely keeping this one, unless I find this frame in white, and bringing it out each February for Valentines and our wedding anniversary which is also in February. Thanks for stopping by this weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Ink really…

Come get inky with me and Be HaPpY!

B

Love Is In The Air…

Two weeks from today is Valentines…my second favorite “holiday”.  The first being Thanksgiving because I love having all my family in the house to just cook, eat and enjoy each other’s company.

Do you send Valentines?  How many opportunities will we get to tell those who are in our lives how much we care?

Today’s card is another one included in the Creative Convention by Rhonda Wade I watched on that icy, snowy weekend.  Coffee, jammies and some warm socks…heaven!

So if you do decide to send Valentines, here’s one that really packs a punch with not much to do…

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Isn’t that leaf cut out striking?  It’s part of the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies Bundle and certainly gives this card that “wow” factor.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Real Red Cardstock plus Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Blooming Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sweetheart Punch, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Digits

  • The Blushing Bride base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″.
  • Cut the Thick Whisper White 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.   Place the leaf die at an angle and run through the Big Shot…gorgeous!  Attach to card front with adhesive or multipurpose glue.  Add sentiment in Basic Black.  Stamp heart in Real Red.  On a scrap of white stamp the heart again in Blushing Bride and punch with Sweetheart Punch.  Add over the Real Red heart with dimensionals.  Punch out some Real Red and Blushing Bride hearts from cardstock and add over the sentiment with small dots of multipurpose glue.
  • Add a piece of the DSP 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ on the Blushing Bride base card front with adhesive.
  • Add Thick Whisper White layer with cut out over this layer…stunning!
  • Inside there is a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Whisper White layer with the a 1/2″  x 3 1/4″ piece of DSP at the bottom and a few little hearts in the lower right.

Other than for Valentines this card would be great for an anniversary or wedding too.  You wouldn’t have to change anything on the front but could add the appropriate greeting on the inside when needed.  I plan to make a few of these for my stash in different color combinations.

We are having another 60+ degree day today, but may pay for all this warm weather tomorrow when we are expecting thunder storms and then much cooler temps.  I have jonquils, daylilies and hostas peeking out already!  Come on spring!!!

Here’s a cute “B-ism” for Ground Hog Day…

 

Come get inky with me and…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Video Valentine Sweets…

There is nothing as important as letting those we love know how much they are appreciated and loved.  Valentines is the perfect day to do that.  Are you ready?

Here’s a short video for you on the Sweet Treat holders posted last week.  Many had questions so I promised a video…

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SefcglkL6c

Go forth and spread the love!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Uh huh…

Get inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B