Friday, August 1, 2014

August Calendar Page

I will interrupt my massive project to share with you the calendar page that I made for August. If anyone is interested, you can find links to the files under my blog heading. I'd love to hear from you if you use them. If you are not able to get them, please let me know and I can send you the files.

I love this stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I stamped and matted. End of page:) (Times fifteen, though.)

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Close to Nature


I was able to use all four stamps of the "Close to Nature" Stampin' Up! set on two cards and will share them both with you today.

For the first one, I simply stamped three of the images with Close to Cocoa ink on ivory cardstock. I carefully trimmed right along the edges of the squares and mounted them on foam squares. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set and is also stamped with Close to Cocoa. I matted with Close to Cocoa cardstock.
Here is the fourth stamp from the set. I stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copics. I added Stickles to the flower, but I don't think you can really see that. Again, foam squares make the image stand out. The sentiment is from PTI.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Stamped Backgrounds

These are the last two cards using the "Background Basics" set from Stampin' Up!

On this first one, I stamped the image with black and colored the leaves and flower centers with markers. I matted with black. The sentiment panel was stamped with Papertrey Ink stamps. I cut the circles with Nestabilities and I used foam squares to mount the panel.
For this card, I stamped the holly leaves with black and then colored with red and green markers. I embossed the top part of the card with a Sizzix embossing folder. I added some pretty green ribbon (I think it's from PTI) across the middle. The sentiment is from Denami. I added a red gem for the dot over the "i" in Christmas and (of course!) mounted on foam squares.

I hope you are enjoying seeing my older sets. I'm sure having fun using them! Stay tuned for "Close to Nature" tomorrow.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Celebrate!


These two cards both use stamps from the long-retired Stampin' Up! sets called "Celebrations" and "Background Basics." I kind of struggled with the Celebrations set. But, I'm done with it now! :)

I stamped the stars on the background and trimmed it down a little smaller than the card front. I stamped the blue stars and added the candles and sentiment and matted with red. I also added some Stickles to the flames.

For this second card, I used ivory cardstock. I stamped the background with Buckaroo Blue and then added some yellow to the swirls. I stamped the image with Buckaroo Blue also, and colored the stripes and the bow with yellow. I did some scoring on the panel and matted with Buckaroo Blue cardstock. I mounted the image panel on foam squares. I sure am going through those foam squares! LOL.

I like my upcoming cards better than these;)

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Day

I had a chance to create some more cards yesterday. I have completed using six sets so far:) Only about a hundred ninety to go! LOL!

This set uses two stamps from the set called "Celebrations" - the little background stamp and the balloon. (There are a few more and you will be seeing them in the next few days.) I used Buckaroo Blue ink to stamp both the background and the balloon. I cut a piece of Buckaroo Blue cardstock to frame the balloon. I stamped the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink) with Versamark and embossed with white, then I embossed with a Sizzix folder. I mounted that panel on foam squares.

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