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Greetings!

My daughter’s birthday was a few weeks ago.  We’ve got a teenager in the house!

I always try to make a fun card for her to include in her presents.  Shaker cards were all the rage last year, that I decided to try it myself.  Quite honestly, I found it more difficult to center it properly.  But I managed to adhere the acetate correctly with the rest of the card!

Here it is:

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SUPPLIES  Stamps: Super Duo (SSS/ME), It's Your Dies (HA), Kapow (TT) Dies: Crusader Kids (SSS), Stitched Circles (SSS) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (Ranger), Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukinkeo), Red Royal Midtone (HA), Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Confetti Glitter (Martha Stewart)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Super Duo (SSS/ME), It’s Your Day (HA), Kapow (TT) Dies: Crusader Kids (SSS), Stitched Circles (SSS) Color: Prismacolor Pencils, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (Ranger), Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukinkeo), Red Royal Midtone (HA), Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Confetti Glitter (Martha Stewart)

It was super fun to make.  I love this collaboration set by Simon Says Stamp and Mama Elephant.  The sentiments were both from Technique Tuesday and Hero Arts.  And I just love the stitched die sets from Simon Says Stamp.  The stitching just adds something to the card and I love it!

Until next time!

Hugs

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you all are having a great day.

I have another card to show you that I made a few days ago.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps:  Wishes & Hugs (30-222) Dies: Hugs & Kisses (51-099); Rectangle Frams (MFT); Stitched Slopes & Hills (SSS); Finished Frames (AE) Color: Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT) Other: Patterned Paper (American Crafts)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Wishes & Hugs (30-222) Dies: Hugs & Kisses (51-099); Rectangle Frams (MFT); Stitched Slopes & Hills (SSS); Finished Frames (AE) Color: Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT) Other: Patterned Paper (American Crafts and Basic Grey), Arcyrlic Paper (Strathmore)

Thought I’d use a few products I haven’t been able to utilize as well as use the new banners Hugs & Kisses (51-099) from the Penny Black Valentine’s release.

Enjoy the long weekend!

I Love You

Hello!

I hope you all are having a great week.

Here is another Valentine’s card I’d like to share with you.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Share a Hug (30-271); Very Much (30-269) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils, Inktense WC Pencils (Derwent); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Black Dye Ink (HA) Other: Maggie Holmes Patterned Paper (AC); Glossy Accents

SUPPLIES Stamps: Share a Hug (30-271); Very Much (30-269) Color: Prismacolor Pencils, Inktense WC Pencils (Derwent); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Black Dye Ink (HA) Other: Maggie Holmes Patterned Paper (AC); Gray Cardstock (Bazzill); Glossy Accents (Ranger)

These critters in this new Penny Black Valentines release are just to cute.  For this card, I used the mail carrier hedgie image from Share a Hug (30-271).  I colored the body and hair with Prismacolor pencils and then colored the rest of the image with water color pencils.  I fussy cut him and set the image aside.

I hoard a lot of paper but never use them.  For this card I thought the Maggie Holmes patterned paper of bokeh hearts was the perfect paper to use for this card.  I trimmed it on an angle and attached it to my card panel.  For a clean finish, I added grey cardstock as trim.

To finish the card, I added a sentiment from Very Much (30-269) and added glossy accents to the heart on the envelope.

Until next time!

 

 

Falling Hearts

Hello!

Yes.  It’s been a while.  We’ve got a puppy in the house and she is taking all my time!  I finally am getting more of a schedule down as we all acclimate to her.

I’ve been playing with the latest Penny Black Valentine stamps.  There are SO many cute characaters.

Here is my card.

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SUPPLIES Stamps:  Furry Affection (30-273); Charms (30-173)  Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Bubble Gum, Pale Tomato, Soft Cantaloupe Shadow Ink (HA); Memento Lux Ink Rosebud (Tsukineko)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Furry Affection (30-273); Charms (30-173) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Bubble Gum, Pale Tomato, Soft Cantaloupe Shadow Ink (HA); Memento Lux Ink Rosebud (Tsukineko) Other:  Patterned Paper (Basic Grey)

I love the 2 cats under the umbrella from the Furry Affection (30-273) clear set.  I thought I’d add a little “rain” falling and bouncing off the umbrella.  The image was colored with Prismcolor pencils.  The hearts were stamped with inks matching the color of the umbrella and patterned paper.

I, hopefully, will have have a few more to share in the next 2 weeks.

Hope you all are enjoying the weekend.

I Heart You

Welcome and Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  I took a long break for some family time and getting to know a new puppy that has entered our lives.

This week Penny Black is showcasing products from the Love and Friendship release.  It’s my turn today and here is what I created:

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SUPPLIES  Stamps:  I Heart You (30-272)  Dies: Hearts in Circle (51-095) Color:  Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Ranger); Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); .5 PITT Black Artist Pen (Faber Castell) Other:  Queen's Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko); Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Vellum Paper

SUPPLIES Stamps: I Heart You (30-272) Dies: Hearts in Circle (51-095) Color: Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Ranger); Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); .5 PITT Black Artist Pen (Faber Castell) Other: Queen’s Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko); Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Vellum Paper

I love this new release!  It has such cute images and wonderful dies.  For this card I used the sentiment and female owl from I Heart You (30-272) and the Hearts in Circle die set (51-095).  For more details on how I created this card, check out the Penny Black blog here and here.

We are showcasing a new creation using these products all week.  So stick around!

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays!

From my family to yours, I hope you are enjoying this wonderful holiday season.  It truly is my favorite time of the year even with all the hustle and bustle.  This week we are spending time with family.

I wanted to share one more card for the year.  I love how the background came out so serene.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Swanky Snowflakes (Paper Smooches); Let it Snow (Lawn Fawn) Dies: Landscrape Trio (Mama Elephant) Colour: Prismacolor Pencils, Soft Leaf, Field Greens, Green Hills Mid Tone (HA); Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans Distress Ink (Ranger); Gathered Twigs Distress Marker (Ranger); Picket Fence Distress Spain Stray (Ranger); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT)

 

Enjoy until next year!

 

Quick Christmas Tags and Labels

Hi!

I wanted to share quick and easy way to create Christmas tags and labels.  I made them specifcally for presents that I had to ship.  I love ribbon on presents but they always get crushed during the transport.  I decided to not do ribbons and just create a tag or label to add a little pizzazz to my already festive Christmas wrapping.

Here are a few samples….

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All my tools were Christmas sentiment stamps, Christmas colored ink (dye and pigment) and dimensional stickers.   The labels were large – 4.25 x 5.5″  My tags were 2.75 x 4.25″.  I used my corner chomper tools to either round the corners or add angles for my tags.  I tried to choose a large sentiment that would stand out on my tag/label.  I then added my sticker where there was blank space.  If it was a tag I was creating, I would add it to the top where the hole would be.  To ensure that the stickers would stay put, I added Glossy Accents as well for a stronger adhesive.

Depending on the type of present, I would either staple or add double stick tape to adhere the tag/label.  To finish it off, I would add washi tape over the staple to add a more finished touch.

That’s it!   A few more days until the big day!