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Stampin’ Up! Waterfront for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday, or Day-After-Hump-Day, to You.

Seems like Thursday rolls around more often than every 7 days, but I guess it really doesn’t.

Some friends and I are going birding later today, so it’s a good thing this blog hop is this morning.

I really like this Waterfront stamp set for so many reasons, not the least of which is that it makes a very nice masculine card. Which I need this week.

It was my original intent to use His Grace and make an Easter card, then I remembered that I needed a man’s birthday card. So, here we go. Here is the sketch for today’s inspiration.

I think this is a lovely challenge sketch, so here is what I created, though I think it might have been better using a feminine slant and flowers. The pine cones were a bit too large, and I didn’t have anything smaller.

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My card base is Basic Black. The mats on both inside and outside are Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. I also used it on the envelope flap.

Using the Waterfront stamp set, I stamped the images on watercolor paper using Smoky Slate for the mountain, Balmy Blue (stamped off once) sky, pacific Point (also stamped off once) water, Crumb Cake land and Mossy Meadow trees. This was cut with the second largest circle in the Layering Circles Framelits. The mat was cut from Basic Black using the largest circle.

I cut a length of  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and used Tear & Tape to secure it in place on the background. A few rounds of Linen Thread was wound around and stuck to the Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the art piece.  A couple more Dimensionals attached this to the Share What You Love DSP mat over the Burlap Ribbon.

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Using a couple of the small leaf/pine stamps from the Painted Seasons stamp set, I stamped a few of those in Mossy Meadow. The sentiment, using the Southern Serenade stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso near the top of the card.

Some Early Espresso and Crumb Cake pine cones and Mossy Meadow pine boughs from the Pretty Pines Thinlits were adhered with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. Something was not quite right (and I am still not sure if it is) so I added a couple of black branches or whatever they are, also from the Pretty Pines Thinlits. This card front was then adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside, another mat of the Share What You Love DSP is behind the Very Vanilla Liner. This was stamped with Crumb Cake for the ground, and Mossy Meadow for the trees. The sentiment is from Better Together and is stamped in Early Espresso.

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The Medium Very Vanilla Envelope is stamped with Mossy Meadow trees from Waterfront across the front with a strip of the DSP on the flap.

So, on with the hop. Clicking the Next button will take you to Canada’s own Eva , who is very creative. Or, you can just click on any name to go to that blog. Thanks for stopping by. Card cuts and products used for this card are below.

Amy Koendersc

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston – You are Here

Eva Dobilas

CARD CUTS: Basic Black: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, little branches 1-1/2″ x 3″, circle mat 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; Watercolor Paper: art piece 4″ x 4″; Share What You Love Designer Series Paper: front and inside 4″ x 5-1/4″, envelope flap 2-1/4″ x 6″; Mossy Meadow: pine boughs 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; Early Espresso: Pine cones 2″ x 6″; Crumb Cake: pine cone detail 1-1/2″ x 2″

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Stampin’ Up! Festive Farmhouse Anniversary

Good Sunday Morning Everyone! This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118: 24

Rejoice even if it is cold! Or hot! Or raining! Whatever. It is a good thing WE don’t control the weather or things would be in a real mess.

For some reason there are a lot of anniversaries in my family in the autumn of the year. One of my nieces is celebrating theirs soon so I made this card for them using the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper as my inspiration.

If I recall, her bridesmaids wore plaid silk skirts and burgundy silk jackets. The plaid was similar to the Festive Farmhouse plaid. I think. Now, I could be WAY wrong on what I remember, but whatever.  That is why I chose this paper and colors today.

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My card base is Very Vanilla and the mat on the front is Merry Merlot. A strip of the Festive Farmhouse DSP is cut with my Triple Banner Punch. It has a strip of the new Merry Merlot and Copper 5/8″ reversible ribbon with the Merry Merlot side up on top. I wrapped one end over the DSP and taped it to the back, then cut the other end with my fabric scissors. It was a clean cut, but this ribbon does fray. Badly. The less handling of it the better. To get it to lie flat I used some Tear and Tape to secure it to the DSP. The DSP was Liquid Glued to the mat.

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A piece of Mossy Meadow run through the Big Shot with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder was then cut with the second largest Layering Ovals scalloped oval. The sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet was stamped in Merry Merlot on Very Vanilla. This was cut with the second largest Stitched Shapes oval. I stamped a bow from Beautiful Bouquet also, but didn’t really like it, so I made a bow from the Merry Merlot/Copper ribbon. It is tough to make a nice bow from 5/8″ ribbon, but it turned out fairly well. A Glue Dot adhered it to the sentiment oval and Liquid Glue adhered that oval to the scalloped oval. This was then adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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The inside Merry Merlot mat was also dry embossed in the Subtle TIEF before adhering it into the card base with Liquid Glue. The sentiment (Better Together) is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla card stock and cut with the same die as the front. The mat is Festive Farmhouse plaid again, cut with the largest Layering Ovals scalloped oval. All are adhered with Liquid Glue.

For the envelope, I used the bow from Beautiful Bouquet  to stamp a row of Merry Merlot bows across the bottom of the envelope front. Full disclosure: I stamped the first envelope front UPSIDE DOWN, meaning I stamped them across the top. Oh, my! Wasted envelope!

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3  I think this card is pleasing and hope it brings fond memories to the recipients.

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CARD CUTS: Very Vanilla: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, front sentiment  and inside sentiment (cut 2) 3-1/2″ x 5″; Mossy Meadow: scalloped oval 3″ x 4″; Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper: front banner 1-7/8″ x 5″, inside oval 3″ x 4″

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Stampin’ Up! Woodland Anniversary

Good Monday to you All! Well, it is Monday, but, hey, a new week ahead. Florence is waning and I hope all of you in her path are recovering.

Before we get started with today’s card, just a quick word about the Stampin’ Up Clearance Rack….you can now get Fast Fuse, both dispenser and refills for 1/2 price as long as supplies last. The Clearance Rack was refreshed today, so don’t wait if you want some bargains.

My card today was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge

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And it also follows the color challenge of Cupcake Inspirations

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I chose the brown and green, not the football theme.

Here is the card I created. The couple who will receive this love the woods and the outdoors, so the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder was a no-brainer! In fact, the marriage proposal occured in a deer stand.

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My card base is Shaded Spruce and the mats are Soft Suede.

I began by using the Woodland TIEF on a panel of Festive Farmhouse DSP for the basis of the front. To follow the Freshly Made Sketches sketch, I colored three of the trees with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker. This was adhered to the mat with Liquid Glue. A length of Linen Thread was wrapped around the left side and tied in a small bow.

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The sentiment is from Banners for You, stamped in Shaded Spruce on a scrap of the Festive Farmhouse DSP. I stamped the frame of Anniversary in Soft Suede and used the coordinating Bunch of Banners framelit to cut it out. The Happy was stamped in Shaded Spruce also and cut with my Stampin Trimmer. Oh, yes, I stamped the sentiments off once before stamping on my DSP. I ran my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker around the edge of the Happy piece to help it stand out from the background. Both sentiments were attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside, the small deer from Dashing Deer was stamped in Soft Suede. The sentiment is from Better Together and is stamped off once Shaded Spruce. The leaves in the corner are also stamped off once and are in the Rooted in Nature stamp set.

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The sentiment panel was then adhered to a Soft Suede mat with Liquid Glue and into the card base, also with Liquid Glue.

The envelope flap has more of the Festive Farmhouse DSP and the little deer shows up again on the front of the envelope.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I welcome your comments.

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Card Cuts: Shaded Spruce card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″; Soft Suede: front mat  4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper: front 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside panel 3-3/4″ x 5″, sentiments 2″ x 3-1/2″

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Happy Birthday

Today’s post was going to be a Christmas card. ‘Was’ being the operative word. I had made this birthday card using some non-Stampin’ Up! products, so thought it best to blog using all Stampin’ Up! Well, it seems my heat tool has disappeared. Completely! It sits on its own shelf near an outlet and never gets moved to anyplace else. BUT IT ISN’T THERE!! Neither is it to be found anywhere. Needless to say, the embossing I wanted to do on the Christmas card will have to wait. So, you get a birthday card instead.

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I started with a Whisper White card base to which I adhered a mat of Powder Pink.

The Perfect Plum die cut uses a die from another company. This is mounted to a panel of Powder Pink that was die cut using the frame of the detailed die. Then, the Powder Pink panel was adhered to another panel of Perfect Plum. I don’t know if you can see it but I spritzed the whole front with Shimmer, which adds just enough (in my opinion) glimmer and sparkle.

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A length of Powder Pink Shimmer ribbon was wrapped around and taped to the back. A faux bow was attached with a Glue Dot. This panel was then adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The inside sentiment is from Better Together, stamped in Perfect Plum on a liner of Whisper White. Butterflies from the You Move Me stamp set were stamped in Powder Pink and Perfect Plum around the sentiment. I added the tracks with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

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The Medium Whisper White envelope has more of the two colors of butterflies, both on the front and on the flap. This was a pretty quick and easy card to make. I hope you enjoy.

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Card Cuts: Whisper White: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″, inside liner 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Powder Pink: front mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, front die cut 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Perfect Plum: front mat 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″, front die cut3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″, inside mat 3-3/4″ x 5″

NON Stampin’ Up! products used: Tsukineko Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Scrapbooking Made Simple’s Simply Refined butterfly die
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