Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Colorful Crusin'

This month's VC Rock Blog hop is called Colorful Crusin'. This means I was suppose to make a card that is colorful!! Easier said than done!

I struggled for awhile to come up with an idea. When you need inspiration, where do you go? What do you do? Well, my favorite is Pinterest!

If there is a particular stamp set I want to use, I'll google the stamp set. I'll use a search phrase like "Work of Art stampin up images" This will come up with all kinds of pictures to get some inspiration.


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This card's inspiration came from this Pinterest post that I had pinned a long time ago. This card is similar, yet different.

So, how did I do this? I'm glad you asked.

The base of the card is Crumb Cake cardstock.
The patterned paper is from a 6 x 6 stamp stack named Playful Palette.

The colorful background on the white uses the smaller splotch from the Work of Art stamp set. The cone, ice cream and sentiment are from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.

Ink colors and other pieces of cardstock are:
Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo.

I cut out the ice cream with the tree builder punch and I decorated the top scoop with some tiny pearls.

I didn't put anything in the inside, but it would make a great birthday card, or friendship card. The "Sprinkles" stamp set includes sentiments that would work for either one.

Thanks for coming by and checking out my colorful card. Now cruise on over to the VC Rocks blog hop and check out all the other colorful cards made by the other talented stampers.








Sunday, August 7, 2016

Swap, Sympathy, and Get Well Cards

Hi Friends,

I wanted to share with you some cards I made lately.
Like in the title, 2 are for a swap, 3 are sympathy cards, and one get well card.

The first two cards were for swaps. The swaps have a theme and then you make 6 to 10 cards. You then send the cards to the hostess, and she sends you back one card from each of the other participants.

For the left card, you were to make a card using the Big Shot. I used it by cutting out the butterflies.
The card on the right, you were to use the new colors. (there are 5 new colors each year)


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The next cards are sympathy cards. Unfortunately, we all need them at some time. I have a new stamp set called Rose Wonder. It has such a beautiful rose and the sentiments are so nice. It includes birthday, thanks, and sympathy sentiments.

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The last one is a get well card for my sweet grandson who had his tonsils out. I'm so glad this card put a little smile on his face.


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This stamp set is one of my oldie, but goodie stamp sets. I've always liked the bandage with the sad face.














I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards. It's one of my favorite hobbies.

TFL (Thanks for looking!)






Friday, July 29, 2016

Cruisin’ With Fun Folds

Greeting Stampers,

Today for the VC Rocks blog hop we're cruising with Fun Folds.
My fun fold card today is a simple fun fold called a gate card.
Here is my Birthday card. It looks simple, but it took a little work.

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First the recipe:

Stamp set: Birthday Blossoms
Inks:  Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, and Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Playful Palette
Bling: Jewel Basic Rhinestones (in the center of the flowers)









As you open the card, you see the gate part of it is where the right side of the center fits into the left square frame and tucks under the flowers.

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And you can see inside the card is very vanilla with the Happy Birthday sentiment.

Now hop on over to VC Rocks and check out all the other cute fun fold cards.  Let us know what you think of them in the comments.