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Christmas Deer October 15, 2016

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Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  For today’s project,  I’m sharing an easy Christmas card.

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For this card, I started out with some Neenah Solar White cardstock as the base.  I cut out the red mat using Neenah Classic Linen Red Pepper cardstock.  The deer has some copper Perfect Pearls layered on some Neenah Desert Storm with a strip of the Hambly Overlay Antique White Falling Snow.  The “Ho Ho” sentiment was cut using a scrap of green textured cardstock from my stash, and inking it with Memento Northern Pine ink.

Simple Birthday Card August 6, 2016

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Happy Weekend!  Today, I am sharing a birthday card.

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I really like how this card turned out, and I think it would be perfect for a masculine card as well.  I chose to do the card using only Neenah Solar White Classic Linen.  This cardstock is lightly textured, and I love how it looks.  The panel on the card base is embossed using Anna Griffin’s Feather Blanket embossing folder combined with a Sizzix stamp and die set created by Jen Long called Feather Wreath.  The stamps are inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue inks.

Peacock Birthday Card January 9, 2016

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Happy New Year!  I hope that everyone has had a wonderful start to 2016.  Here is a bright, cheery birthday card I created for a friend of mine whose favorite animals are peacocks.

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For this card, I started with a base of Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I used an ATC sized stamp from Art Neko from this sheet that I got as a birthday gift from my parents.  I love the images on these stamps and the fact that they are deeply etched red rubber.  I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored the image using the following Spectrum Noir markers: BT1, BT2, CT4, EB6, EB8, GB3, LG1, LG3, and LG5.  I then colored in the background using a Tombow marker (452) and a paintbrush to fill in the background color with water before going over the entire image with clear and black Wink of Stella pens.  The sentiment is from a Sizzix set called Birthday and Frames, and it is stamped using Memento Nautical Blue.  I embossed some beautiful Treasures 80# Pool cardstock with an Anna Griffin embossing folder that I felt set off the feathers.

Spider Cider Card October 31, 2015

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Happy Halloween to those who celebrate it!  Hope you have fun trick-or-treating, handing out the treats, or just enjoying the Fall weather.

For today’s project, I am sharing a new-to-me technique that has been around for a long time – using a paper napkin as part of a decoration!

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I purchased the napkin at the Dollar Tree and learned about the paper napkin technique from a video on YouTube.  For this technique, you start out with a decorative paper napkin and take apart all the layers until you are left with only the top decorative layer.  The rest can be discarded.  I used Neenah Solar White cardstock for the image.  On my ironing board, I layered some copy paper, the cardstock, a piece of plastic wrap (cut to slightly larger than the size of the napkin), and another piece of copy paper.  Basically, the copy paper is to protect the surface of the ironing board an the plate of the iron from the plastic wrap.  Iron the “sandwich” with a high heat and the plastic wrap will melt, fusing the napkin to the cardstock.

Once the napkin and cardstock are fused together, you can cut it using either a guillotine paper cutter or scissors.  (Feel free to try with another type of cutter, but my sliding cutter didn’t do anything but tear the napkin!)  I trimmed around the napkin to even off the border.  Then, I embossed some Treasures 80# Mango Orange cardstock with a Cuttlebug spiderweb embossing folder.  After it was embossed, I inked it using some Memento Tuxedo Black ink before mounting the piece of cardstock with the spider napkin on top.

If you haven’t given this technique a try, please do!  It is an easy way to create a quick card.

Flip It Birthday Card September 19, 2015

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I’ve been having so much fun lately playing with Stephanie Barnard’s Flip It dies… with what we call “Birthday Season” starting soon in my family, I’m getting a jump start on some birthday cards.


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For this card, I used the Decorative Flip-Its die.  This is a Bigz die, and I ran it through my Big Shot using Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock.  If you use this particular die, you will need to use a very sturdy cardstock, otherwise the card will not want to stand up and flip very easily.  It benefits from a nice, thick cardstock.  Since I didn’t have the coordinating die cuts for this particular card, I hand cut the side and center pieces out of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and Lapis Lazuli Mica/Metallic.

It is difficult to see, but I stamped a birthday cake and candles on the Lapis Lazuli Mica/Metallic.  The stamp is from the My Sentiments Exactly Cupcake B-day set.  It is embossed using Ranger’s holographic embossing powder.  The happy birthday sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Die-Namics First Place Award Ribbon set, embossed using Ranger’s clear embossing powder.

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The inside of the flip portion is stamped using Nautical Blue Memento ink and a sentiment from the Jillibean Handwritten Sentiments stamp set.