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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Stamp a Stack

Every month I send out birthday cards for a BRAK (Birthday Random Act of Kindness) on a board I've been on for what seems like-forever.  So I always do a stack of birthday cards for each month to send out.  This one was fun to make.  I used the now retired stamp set from Sale-A-Bration Eclectic Expressions.  It was the first time I took it out to play with.  I will definitely have to use it more.  There is also a "thank you" sentiment, so it's great for all kinds of cards.

this one was cased from Pinterest, with a couple changes.  The original was just stamped on a white card base, but I wanted to add an additional layer, and put it on a base of Night of Navy.  I used Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy ink.  I also did a stamp off on the front "splotches" to make sure the sentiment stood out.

I was easily able to make a stack of 18 of these rather quickly.

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Happy stampin' !

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Watercoloured vases

This card came out better than I imagined.  Anyone that knows me knows I love to watercolour stamped images when I can.  And this one was no exception. 

I pulled out an oldie for this- Vivid Vases.  I then let the water do the job.  I really love how the vases came out-and this picture does not do it justice.

I trimmed it a bit to add it to the front layer that was stamped in the marble background stamp.  I added some ribbon for an added touch. 

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happy stampin'!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Donald Duck birthday

One of the girls at work likes Donald Duck, and since I try to make their birthday card to their likes, I just had to do something special for her.

This came together rather quickly (after playing around with the white bit to get the angle right) 

I used pacific point for the base, with whisper white and daffodil delight and real red.  I used the bow punch, which made quick work of the bow and just 1/4" strips of daffodil delight.

I know she'll appreciate this one.

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happy stampin'!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Beth's card...

One of my co-workers likes dolphins, so when her birthday was yesterday on Tuesday, I knew I just had to make this for her.

And of course this meant I had to make a shaker card.  I did a mix of old and new.  Stampin up is bringing back one of my favourite blues- Coastal Cabana.  So I had to use that with the seaside texture embossing folder to make the waves.  The dolphins are from a retired set.  Stamped on thick whisper white cardstock in basic gray.  I then watercoloured them in smoky slate.  When that was dry, I added some clear wink of stella.

In the shaker part of the card, I mixed the retired dazzling diamonds, and the to be released tranquil textures sprinkles.   I stamped the edges of the crumb cake cardstock with images from timeless textures in soft suede. Just to make it "feel" like sand.  This was all mounted on a bermuda bay base.

The card was a  hit.  She loved it and I'm so glad she did.  I love making cards that reflect the receiver's interests. 

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happy stampin'

Friday, May 4, 2018

A quilter's delight....

A dear friend of mine moved away, and I have missed stamping with her.  She has a love (and passion) for making quilts.  So when this set came out last Winter, I knew I had to get it and make her a special card.  I knew she'd love it.

I also used coordinating paper to line the envelope.  And decorated the inside.  Another dear friend of mine always tells me "no naked envelopes"  so when I do remember to actually decorate the outside, I let her know  lol

The recipient loved it, and I know she treasures it as much as I treasure the quilts she's made me.

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happy stampin'

Thursday, May 3, 2018

pretty paper isn't just for cardmaking....

I had an old hard covered binder and I wanted to reuse it to keep my card making ideas/projects in one place. (it's a real bummer when you go to look for those measurements you wrote down on a piece of paper, and can't find it).  So I used the bright DSP from the free paper you could earn from the recent Sale-A-Bration. (I love that lemon lime twist) 

 The inside-also lined in lemon lime twist. 

And to protect the seams, I covered them with lemon lime twist ribbon. 

It's such a bright book- you can't miss it!  I will get lots of use from it. 

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happy stampin'

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Ted's Card

Every year for the owner at the company I work for, I make a massive card that gets mailed out to the other offices for them to sign.  We are now up to 5 offices!  That's a lot of signatures.  His birthday is in October, so in the Summer I start thinking of what kind of card I want to do.  Last October it was an accordion fold.  Each page was double sided, and folded up and tied closed. 

Everyone commented on it, and there was barely any white space left over when all was said and done.  The nice thing is, my boss appreciated it.

I love the bright colours.

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happy stampin'