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Stampin’ Up! Anniversary-again

Good Thursday to you all. It is a BEAUTIFUL autumn day here. For my part, it could stay this way for weeks. Several weeks! I have lots going on today, so let’s get with the card for today, shall we?

I took a page from the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop and chose to use their sketch for my anniversary card today. Here is the sketch they used.

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I liked their sketch and the cards they made, so I thought I would CAS the sketch. Here is the card I made.wild wing creations4

I began by deciding to do another monochromatic scheme with Very Vanilla and white with the addition of the Champagne Foil Sheets and Sahara Sand ink for the inside sentiment.

The Champagne Foil Sheets mat has the center cut out of it to save on that paper. I leave a 1/2″ border onto which I adhere the top layer. The smaller cut out piece is large enough to mat something else, or from which to cut banners, labels or whatever.

The Very Vanilla panel on the Champagne Foil was dry embossed with the Softly Falling  Textured Impressions Embossing folder and adhered to the foil mat with liquid glue.

Centered on this piece is one of the Foil Snowflakes embellishments from the Year of Cheer Suite. Only I did not want the foil side up, so I turned it over and used the ivory side.

Next, I punched a strip of Vellum on both ends with the Triple Banner Punch. The next thing I did was cut apart (yep, I’m getting pretty good with scissors!) the I LOVE YOU sentiment from the Sealed With Love (retired) stamp set so I could just use the LOVE portion. (That is love portion, not love potion!) I randomly stamped LOVE all over the Vellum banner in Versamark and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Using a couple strips of Tear & Tape that would be hidden by the label, I adhered it to the upside-down snowflake.wild wing creations6

I took a 3/8″ wide piece of ivory ribbon and wrapped it around my layered panel over the Vellum banner and taped it to the back. This was adhered to the card base with liquid glue.

Using the White Embossing Powder again and the Versamark ink (don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy) I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I used the Everyday Label punch to punch out the sentiment label as well as one in Champagne Foil (from the cut out center of the foil panel). The foil one was cut in half vertically and liquid glued to the back of the Very Vanilla label acting as a mat.

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This finishes the front of the card. For the inside I took another Foil Snowflake and cut it into quarters, gluing one quarter to the lower right side of my inner liner and one to the upper left corner. Again I reversed the snowflake to use the ivory side.

I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Sahara Sand ink and liquid glued the panel to the card base.

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This made a pretty quick and easy card that I think is very nice for an anniversary.

The envelope flap was dry embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder and the front has one of the quarter sections of snowflake liquid glued to the front.wild wing creations3

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I hope you enjoy this card. Please pay a visit to Happy Inkin’ Blog Hop and see what my friends are up to.

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Card Cuts: Very Vanilla: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″, embossed panel and inside liner 4″ x 5-1/4″, label 2″ x 3″; Champagne Foil Sheets: mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, label 2″ x 3″; Vellum: 2″ x 5″

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Stampin’ Up! September Anniversary Wishes

Good Wednesday to All of you out there. What a GORGEOUS day the Lord has made! This is my kind of weather….partly cloudy, a little breeze and 70 degrees. Perfect! Except for the fact that we need rain so badly, I wouldn’t care if it stayed this way for several days. Actually, it is predicted to do just that. Lows in the 50s, highs in the 70s and no rain for another week at least.

The harvesting crew arrived Saturday evening to harvest my corn. They finished up late Monday night. I pray for the safety of all the farmers who work so hard to get their crops out before the rains begin (we hope) and cold weather sets in. They put in very long hours and work with potentially dangerous machinery. Being tired from lack of rest is not a good thing in this instance.

However, I doubt you are reading this blog because you really care about what is going on in Iowa. You just want to see what new card I have created.

Well, here it is! TA-DA! Drum roll please. No, just kidding. It is a lovely card, but probably not worthy of a drum roll!

I have two nieces with wedding anniversaries in September. I don’t pretend to remember how many years for either of them even though I was involved in their weddings. Guessing, I would say maybe 12 years? If either of them are following my blog, I am sure I will soon be informed!

I began with Very Vanilla. The only other color, or non color, on this card is the new Champagne Foil Sheets, used as a mat for the art panel, and Sahara Sand ink.

I dry embossed Very Vanilla with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. I then used Tear & Tape to secure it to the Champagne Foil mat, out of which I had cut the center so as not to waste it.

Taking a piece of 3/8″ ivory satin ribbon, I wrapped it around to the back and taped it down.

With my Embossing Buddy, I removed the static from a sheet of Vellum and stamped three different leaves from Vintage Leaves in Versamark ink. Then, I added White Embossing Powder and used the Heat Tool to finish the embossing.

I love dies! I don’t mind fussy cutting, in fact, I LIKE to do it, but the dies are much faster, and more accurate. Using the Leaflets dies, which match up with Vintage Leaves, I cut out all three leaves. I adhered them to the embossed panel with Simply Defined double-faced tape. I used this because it is perfectly clear and does not show under vellum. I did a dry arrangement to make sure I had all the leaves where I wanted them prior to adhering. I tucked them under the ribbon, letting parts overhang the ribbon.

The sentiment, from Falling For You stamp set, was CUT APART. Yep! That’s what I said.     C U T  A P A R T! I did this because the way it was it wouldn’t fit on my punched out card stock using the Pretty Labels punch. Placing the word ‘anniversary’ on the clear block making sure it was straight, allowed me to put the word ‘wishes’ below it and stamp it onto the label in Versamark, dip it into the White Embossing Powder and heat set it. This is a very pretty font and now it can be used in a straight line as intended, or stacked as you see here.

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Taking the piece of Champagne foil I cut out of the middle of my mat, I cut another label. This one I cut in half horizontally. These pieces were then liquid glued to the back of the Very Vanilla label off-setting it a bit so that the Champagne made a nice mat. This layered label was then adhered to the embossed layer over the ribbon and leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a small bow with the ivory ribbon and used a Glue Dot to adhere it next to the sentiment label.

Three small pearls from Pearls Basic Jewels complete the card front which was then attached to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Sahara Sand. Also using Sahara Sand, I stamped Vintage Leaves in the corners after stamping off once. This panel was liquid glued into the card base. I just wanted a hint of the leaves, but my stamping off wasn’t perfect, so I got more ink here than I really wanted. The other option was to emboss them as I did for the front, but chose not to do that. Perhaps I should have.

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The front of the envelope was stamped with two of the Vintage Leaves in Versamark ink, dipped into the White Embossing Powder and heat set.

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The flap was dry embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

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Card Cuts: Very Vanilla: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, embossed panel 3-3/4″ x 5″, sentiment label 2″ x 3″, inside liner 4″ x 5-1/4″; Champagne Foil Sheets: front mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, center cut out and used for label; Vellum: 4″ x 6″

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Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams

Good Monday morning everyone. I know. It is Monday. 😦 Unless you really like your job, or whatever you are doing today, Mondays can be tough.

Tough going for Floridians, and also for those in the Houston area as they are faced with the cleanup. We must not forget those who are being driven from their homes in British Columbia and Alberta in Canada and the NW United States. My prayers are with you all. I am praying for comfort and peace with whatever situation you are dealing with, and I am sure others are also.

This is a day that will live in infamy forever, at least for those of us here in the United States, as we remember that horrible day 16 years ago. Watching it happen did not make it any more believable, however, it was happening and continued to shock everyone.

Life goes on for the rest of us, though for many, life changed irreparably.

Today’s card post has nothing to do with 9/11/2001, but is connected to Houston. This card is for a young lady who lives there and celebrated, if you could call it that, with flood waters rising all around and had to evacuate the following day. They are now able to get their mail, so I hope this lifts her spirits. For certain, it was a birthday she will never forget.

The inspiration for the card came from Freshly Made Sketches #304 challenge.

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It also fits with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge 014. My card goes along with the middle row as you will see.

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First of all, I began by playing around with the Ranger Oxide Inks, thinking that might be my card base. Nope! It wasn’t what I wanted. In the first place it wasn’t ‘clean’ enough, and in the second place I knew I wanted the card base a bit darker.

Dapper Denim card stock proved to be just the right color. The band across the front is Whisper White, embossed with the Petal Burst TIEF. However, I chose to use the de-bossed side of the panel, which is the perfect look for this card.

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The circle was the 5th one out from the smallest in the Layering Circles Framelits and was cut from the new Champagne Foil Sheets. Gorgeous paper!! This was adhered to the Petal Burst panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Getting ready to cut the dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, I wasn’t sure what it should be. What color? What kind of paper? Then I had one of those AHA! moments and grabbed the previously sponged Oxide ink panel. PERFECT! Sometimes I amaze myself! The colors blend perfectly with the Dapper Denim and yet are not just ‘plain’. I also used a piece of this for the sentiment. The dragonfly is Mini-stampin’ Dimensionaled (is that a word?) to the circle, just adhering it by the body, not the wings or the tail.

The sentiment is from the Detailed Dragonfly stamp set, stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder. This strip is liquid glued to the Petal Burst panel. I wanted the card to be finished at this point, but it looked unfinished. I added a Metallic Enameled Shape but that wasn’t enough. OK. The Dapper Denim Rusched Ribbon (retired) across the top of the Petal Burst panel was the finishing touch. I am very pleased with this card.

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But wait, we aren’t finished. There is still the inside and the envelope to do!

The inside is a panel of Dapper Denim with a flight of Whisper White dragonflies cut with a die from the Detailed Dragonfly and liquid glued to the panel. Another panel of Whisper White carries the full strength Dapper Denim  Sentiment from Birthday Blooms and a stamped off once Dapper Denim Dragonfly from the Dragonfly Dreams set.

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To finish the inside, I added a strip of the Dapper Denim Rusched Ribbon, taping it on the back. This panel was adhered to the card base with liquid glue.

The medium Whisper White envelope boasts a stamped off dragonfly on the front, while the flap is dry embossed with the Petal Burst TIEF.

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This completes today’s card. I am pleased with it and hope the recipient will be too.

Card Cuts: Dapper Denim: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, inside panel 4″ x 5-1/4″; Whisper White: embossed panel 2″ x 5-1/4″, inside sentiment panel 2-1/4″ x 4″, dradonflies 2-1/2″ x 4″; Champagne Foil Sheets: circle 2-3/4″” x 2-3/4″; Blue Sponged Whisper White: dragonfly and sentiment 4″ x 5″.

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  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
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