Friday, July 29, 2016

Baby Love for PPA 311


Today's card will be entered into the Pals Paper Arts color challenge for this week.  When I saw Lynn Hoyt's color selections for this challenge I immediately thought, "Baby card!"

Here is the banner that inspired my design ~


Is it for a boy?  Is it for a girl?  You decide!  Maybe it's for twins :-)

I pulled the gray prints from A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack.  It's one of the 6" x 6" paper stacks that have 40 sheets and only cost $10.  It has such cute prints!


I cut the baby buggy out with Baby's First Framelits Dies.  The hubcaps are also part of that set, but I cut the pink stripe awning out by hand.

I backed the baby buggy with a silver foil doily because I felt it just needed a little something to give it some oomph, then I was crossing my fingers that these doilies were still in the catalog.  Yay!  They are :-)

Some pink and blue enamel hearts and 3 little rhinestones add some sparkle.  The wheels have white enamel accents as well.

The sentiments are from Made With Love, and the outside one is stamped onto the smallest of Lots of Labels Framelits.

See all of the entries for this week's challenge by clicking HERE.

Go have a great weekend!

Karen

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Thoughtful Branches Meets "This Christmas" DSP


I really didn't think I could get behind this "Christmas in July" thing until I got the Thoughtful Branches Bundle and saw the pine tree.  Hooked!  Now I've made my first Christmas card and I'm so happy with it!

The DSP that I used as a background is from This Christmas.  It is different than the other Designer Series papers in that it is thinner/lighter weight.  But because of that you get twice as many sheets!  Love that!


I stamped the pine tree in Soft Suede and Garden Green.  Then I took the other triple pine tree stamp from the set and stamped it off twice before putting it on my Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I cropped it out with my new Layering Ovals Framelits and layered it on a Cherry Cobbler scalloped piece.

I don't know if you can tell in the photo, but there is a very faint sparkle in our new Burlap Ribbon.  With that in mind I twisted some Gold Thread behind the tree piece and secured everything with Dimensionals.  I added a tiny bit of sparkle in the tree as well with Mercury Glass Stickles (not Stampin' Up!)

Layers:
  • Garden Green base
  • Very Vanilla
  • This Christmas, green print
  • This Christmas, red print

I hope you've enjoyed my week of Thoughtful Branches cards.  There are so many things you can do with this set ~ I've barely scratched the surface.  It will be for sale on August 2 - next Tuesday.  You can buy the stamp set and thinlits separately or save 10% by purchasing the bundle.  I will have all three options on my Product Line below.

Have a great weekend and have fun stamping!

Karen


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Meets Floral Boutique


Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper is a beautiful set of Navy and White florals and prints. I've used two of the prints here paired with crisp Whisper White card stock to make these gorgeous notecards.

I started with Stampin' Up!'s pre-cut and scored Notecards and Envelopes.  They measure 3 1/2" x 5". I used a full one on the left and cut the right one down to 3 1/2" square.  I cut three leaves from the Thoughtful Branches Thinlits Dies, a Pansy Punch, and a Flower Medallion Punch using the white.

With circle framelits, I cut the flower centers using one of the Floral Boutique papers.  The flowers are adhered with Dimensionals, the leaves with Glue Dots.

"Thank you" is from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and "A Little Thanks" is from One Big Meaning.  I used Night of Navy Baker's Twine to finish off the banners.


I used the same print to cover the back flap of the envelope that I used in the flower centers.

Navy and White are such classics together.  A color combination that will never go out of style!

The Thoughtful Branches bundle will be for sale on August 2 ~ next Tuesday!  To see this beautiful stamp set and thinlits bundle, click HERE.

I'll have one more post tomorrow using the Thoughtful Branches bundle.  I hope I've given you a few ideas of how to use these amazing dies and stamps in your projects!

Until tomorrow, have fun stamping!

Karen


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thoughtful Branches is an Apple Tree


Do you love making little "scenes" with your stamping and crafting supplies?  If you do, you need this new bundle, available on August 2nd.

Here is another idea for you, using Thoughtful Branches.  This time I've made an apple tree.  My inspiration came from the awesome Designer Series Paper called Fruit Stand.  One of the sheets has these apples all over it in a variety of greens.  I layered a 1 7/8" x 5 3/8" strip of it over Cucumber Crush then mounted that to a base card of Daffodil Delight.

A 3 5/8" circle of Whisper White was transformed into an outdoor scene by first stamping the ground stamp from Thoughtful Branches in Pear Pizzazz, then sponging Soft Sky over the lines and Pear Pizzazz below the lines.

The trunk was cropped from the coordinating Thinlits Dies after I textured a piece of Soft Suede with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  The leaves are the same thinlit die that I previously used to make hydrangeas.  They are in Cucumber Crush.

The Thinlits Dies also have a cute little apple framelit and I cropped 6 from a scrap of Daffodil Delight.  Before mounting them on the tree and ground I sponged a little Pear Pizzazz and Cucumber Crush on each.

Thank You is stamped in Soft Suede.  It is also the color for the sentiment on the inside.  A 3/4" strip of the apple paper decorates the inside.


Just. So. Fun.  Have I convinced you?  You have just one more week to wait.  More sneak peeks tomorrow with many more ideas in the next few days.

Now go, and have fun stamping!

Karen

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