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Stampin’ Up! Climbing Roses Birthday for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Another week has gone by and I spent nearly all of it at home. What a shocker! ‘Tis true, everything on my schedule was cancelled due to snow/ice/wind/extreme cold..any and/or all of the above. So, from last Wednesday until, maybe tomorrow, I have been home except for a very quick trip Monday to get some groceries and bird seed and suet between storms. It was actually freezing rain before I got home.

You might think I would have done something really important, like – uh, taxes? I am the world’s best at procrastinating when that is looming, so, no, I watched the birds at my feeders, read 4 books, played some solitaire, made a few cards, watched birds, made some jewelry, watched some You Tube tutorials, watched the birds at my feeders. (do you see a trend here?) And, yes, I did actually do some work…vacuumed, did laundry, cooked more than usual, did dishes (cooking makes a lot of dishes), did some paperwork, paid bills, and got a small start on spring cleaning by cleaning out 3 or 4 kitchen cabinets and washing down the fronts. Also, of course, is the clearing of sidewalks of ice/snow/sleet. I am not a TOTAL shirker!

But, my week’s work, or lack thereof, is not why we are here. It is time for our talented Krew to share some lovely cards with you. We have a sketch for today, and I have chosen to implement it with the climbing Roses stamp set. On with the hop!

I like soft colors when I am making something for a woman, and I have several birthdays upcoming, most of which are of the feminine type. One of my favorite Stampin’ Up colors is Soft Sea Foam, so that is my card base. I also like layers, so layers you get.

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I stamped the roses in Basic Gray on Whisper White and used my Stampin’ Blends and Stampin’ Write Markers to color them. Colors used for this were Rich Razzleberry Light Stampin’ Blends, and Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron and Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Markers.

The Climbing Roses Bundle has everything I needed except the birthday sentiment and the inside sentiment, and the embossing folder.

The mat behind the roses is Powder Pink and I ran it through the Big Shot with the Tufted  3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder. This was attached to a Blackberry Bliss mat with Liquid Glue. Liquid Glue is the only adhesive used on this card except for the Stampin’ Dimensionals under the sentiment.

The extra leaves and the rose on the sentiment are also from the Climbing Roses Bundle. The Powder Pink flower and the Blackberry Bliss berries were some die cuts I had cut for another project and didn’t use. They may have been from the holiday catalog, but I am not sure. Anyway, I like to save things like that as you never know when they will come in handy.

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The sentiment from All That You Are was stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White, then die cut with the die in the Climbing Roses Bundle. It looked too small and too plain, so I adhered it to a scrap of Soft Sea Foam and fussy cut around it, leaving a narrow margin. Hmmm…still too plain, and still too small. OK, let’s mount it on a scrap of Blackberry Bliss and fussy cut it, leaving a larger margin. Oh, yes. Much better. The little rose adds a finishing touch. This was afixed to the front, then the whole was Liquid Glued to the card base.

On the inside, my Powder Pink liner was stamped with a sentiment from Golden Afternoon in Rich Razzleberry. The corner adornments are also from Climbing Roses and stamped in Basic Gray using the second generation stamping method. I left these un-colored.

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This was adhered to a mat of Blackberry Bliss and into the card base. I don’t know if you can tell from the photo, but the mat is embossed with the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder. I don’t usually emboss the mat, but I originally thought I would put it on the front of the card, then decided it was too dark. Rather than add it to my stash of paper-to-be-used-later, I just used it as a mat.

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The envelope also got the small rose spray on the front, stamped in Basic Gray and colored with Powder Pink and soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Write Markers. Since I had not used any Designer Series Paper to also use on the flap, I simply stamped the large rose spray on the flap, letting it extend down onto the envelope.  I then colored it with Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam and Mint Macaron Stampin Write Markers.

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My apologies for the appearance of some of the photos. All were taken at the same time with the same lighting, so I don’t know why some of them look striped. It is a mystery. Let me assure you….they are NOT striped!

Now, to see what the rest of this talented Krew has for you, just click the next button to see what Eva has done for you. Or, just click on any name hop to her blog. Enjoy!

Card cuts and products used are below.

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Eva Dobilas

CARD CUTS: Soft Sea Foam: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, extra leaves 1-1/4″ x 3″, sentiment mat 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; Blackberry Bliss: front mat 4″ x 5-1/2″, sentiment mat 3″ x 4″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, scrap for berries; Powder Pink: embossed mat 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″, inside liner 3-3/4″ x 5″; Whisper White: rose spray 3-1/2″ x 5″, sentiment 2″ x 3″

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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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Orchids for Anniversary

Beautiful Monday Everyone! We had a bit of rain yesterday. Not enough, but it is a start, and I am thankful for every drop received. So, with the dust washed from the trees and things, it is a beautiful day.

Today’s card began in a totally different color. Then, I decided I didn’t think the recipient would care for that colorway, so that card beginning will finish on another day. For another purpose. wild wing creations5

There is an anniversary this week for which I needed a card. The woman likes orchids and burgundy was one of their wedding colors. Thus, this card in its final form.

I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base. The mat for the art panel is Powder Pink. I stamped the Whisper White panel with the background  image from Graceful Garden in Cherry Cobbler, then dry embossed the panel with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing folder. This was the backdrop for my Climbing Orchids. This set is part of a bundle that includes the dies, which I also used here. By purchasing the bundle you save 10% over buying them individually.

I stamped the two pieces for the larger orchid with Cherry Cobbler on Powder Pink Card Stock. Then I followed up with the two pieces for two smaller orchids. While I had the Cherry Cobbler ink handy I also stamped a couple of buds and the centers for the three orchids. The centers were stamped with the three little dots in Versamark and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

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I used my bone folder to curl the edges a bit to add realism and some dimension. All the pieces of the orchids were assembled using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini-stampin’ Dimensionals.

The branch is cut with the die from Seasonal Layers in Early Espresso, then liquid glued to the Whisper White panel. I dry arranged the flowers, leaves and buds, then liquid glued the leaves and buds to the Whisper White panel also. The leaves were stamped in Pear Pzazz on Pear Pzazz card stock and cut with the appropriate matching die. This panel was liquid glued to the Powder Pink Mat.

I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler ribbon around and taped it on the back. Next, the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases was stamped in Cherry Cobbler on a strip of Powder Pink. This was a bit tricky to get straight and to look like it was meant to be stamped that way. It is not a straight line sentiment. The words are one above the other with the ‘is a’ part in the middle. I only inked one word at a time, then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get everything lined up just so. This sentiment strip, and the ribbon, were Fast Fused to the art panel under the larger Orchid.

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For the inside, I stamped the rest of the sentiment that goes with the one on the front, also in Cherry Cobbler. I also added Anniversary Wishes from the Falling For You stamp set. There is a single stamp for the large orchid included in the stamp set, as well as one for the smaller one. The larger one I stamped in Cherry Cobbler and added a stem from the same set in Early Espresso. Using my Stampin’ Write Powder Pink marker, I colored in the image so it would match the front. This panel was liquid glued to a Powder Pink mat and into the card base.

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The envelope was graced with the same large orchid, colored after the same fashion as the inside of the card. The flap was a little challenging as the image on the card front did not fill the flap. To accommodate this quirk, I rotated it a couple of times and gave it s sort of random look.

This Climbing Orchid set is fun to use and makes a lovely card, don’t you think?

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Card Cuts: Cherry Cobbler: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″; Powder Pink: front mat 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, inside mate 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, flowers, buds 4″ x 5-1/2″, sentiment strip 5/8″ x 3-7/8″; Whisper White: front panel 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, inside panel 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″; Early Espresso: branch 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″; Pear Pzazz: leaves 1-1/2″ x 3″

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