Autumn Greetings for FMS452 and ctd610

Freshly Made Sketches 452 and Color Throwdown 610 came together in this card. I took advantage of all the white space for FMS610, and the ctd610 colors added interest and movement.

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge banners:

Measurements

  • I chose Cherry Cobbler, Bumblebee, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede for the autumn colors. I couldn’t figure out whether the yellow-ish option had more yellow or pumpkin color so I used both. Might not really meet the color challenge, but it’s my solution.
  • First, I decided to use Bumblebee for the base of the card. The cardstock measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • The first mat of Soft Suede measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I trimmed two pieces of Whisper White, one for the front and one for the inside. Both pieces measure 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

#simplestamping

  • I used the Forever Fern stamp set to stamp the diagonally opposite corners. The splatter stamp from this set added a bit more texture to the corners. Then, I added just one splatter in the opposite corners just so it wasn’t quite so stark.
  • After stamping the corners, I needed to stamp the sentiment from Autumn Greetings in Soft Suede. Originally, I was going to stamp the greeting on a white oval and border it with a bit larger Soft Suede oval. However, I am thrilled that I thought about the double-time stamping option instead.
  • After cropping the stitched oval, I decided that I would just create an outline on the outside of the oval. To accomplish this, I used the Soft Suede marker to create the edge.
  • On the inside, I stamped the Cherry Cobbler and Bumblebee leaf stems and added one splatter stamp in each of the four corners.
  • The inside sentiment is also from the Autumn Greetings stamp set.

Time to finish the card

  • I used the multipurpose glue to adhere everything except the sentiment oval. Using dimensionals under the sentiment added a bit of height.
  • Finally, I needed to take care of decorating the envelope. Instead of DSP on the envelope flap, I used the Forever Fern to stamp the flap and on the front of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
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2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
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Playful Pets, FMS449, and BLOG CANDY

The Playful Pets Suite is so incredibly adorable! I know it went on backorder rather quickly and the products came back in stock one at a time. However, I happily ordered the whole suite and waited for each piece. I’m so glad that I did! There’s quite a bit of bang for your buck in this suite!

Here’s my card:

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Measurements:

  • I trimmed the Real Red card base to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • There are two pieces of Whisper White for this card. I ran the front background piece through the Big Shot using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Then, I trimmed that piece to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. The inside piece measures my inside standard of 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Next, I played around with the Playful Pets DSP to figure out the three patterns I wanted to use while trying to keep the front as clean as possible. I cropped all three pieces using the Stitched Shapes die set starting with the largest square for the B/W word pattern. The remaining two patterns were both cropped using the 2 inch square. I used the multipurpose liquid adhesive to adhere all three squares on my white background..
  • After I stamped the sentiment, I cropped it using the Stitched Rectangle die set. There are strategically place mini-dimensionals under the sentiment so it would straddle the ribbons.
  • One of the things I thoroughly enjoy with this bundle is that there are dies to crop the dogs and cats from the DSP. Love that and this schnauzer reminds me of my childhood dog. There are dimensionals under the dog and I used a glue dot for the heart trinket.
  • After wrapping the suite ribbon and baker’s twine around the base and tying it in a square knot, I realized I would have to use dimensionals to pop up the card front from the base.
  • I adhered the inside panel to the card base and thought the plain white panel needed something. I haven’t put a sentiment in there yet because I wanted to keep this an all-occassion card. Therefore, I decided to trim three lines of the B/W words DSP to 5-1/4 inches long for the bottom.
  • Finally, I trimmed a piece of the same DSP to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches and adhered it to the envelope flap.
  • With that, I’d completed this clean, easy-peasy card/envelope set.

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As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Wow! Elf! FMS488

First, WOW! I just happened to open the Paper Craft Crew #386 Top Picks post on my way to this week’s challenge. I saw the three Top Picks and thought, wait, that’s my card! Honored! Completely honored! You can see that card here. As soon as I can figure out how to add the Top Pick badge to my blog I will do that. Thank you again!

This week’s Freshly Made Sketches 488 sketch is most definitely clean and simple. For some reason, as soon as I saw the sketch, I knew exactly what I needed to create.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

Hopefully, you’ve seen Elf and knew right away to which movie this card refers. My DH and DD had no idea. I later found out neither of them have seen the movie. However, my niece has seen the movie and she recognized it immediately.

A Really Clean and Simple Card

FMS challenge sketches always have a CAS layout. For my card today, I completely followed the CAS format with a card which requires very few supplies. I used the Brights and Regals 6 x 6 DSP, some white and black cardstock, two die sets (but you could really get away with just one), a scrap of gold foil, a scrap piece of white cardstock, and the Christmas Means More stamp set. That’s it.

Measurements and Directions

  • I used white cardstock for the card base cut at 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches and scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • There is a black cardstock mat measuring 4-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches.
  • In order to easily create the card front, I trimmed a piece of the Daffodil Delight DSP to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I used multipurpose glue to attach this to the black cardstock mat.
  • I used Garden Green DSP for the top part of the card. First, I trimmed it to 3 inches by 6 inches. Next, I used my paper trimmer to cut it on a diagonal. I didn’t really measure it, rather I thought since Elf’s coat is longer than the tights, I needed more green than yellow. I used some gold Wink of Stella to very lightly paint gold on the green, again mimicking the pattern on Elf’s coat. However, the gold doesn’t show up well at all, but I am ok with that. I adhered the green piece to the top of the Daffodil Delight base.
  • My scrap piece of gold foil was cropped using the middle square of the Stitched Shapes die set. I had a scrap piece of black cardstock and I trimmed it down to just shy of the height of the gold foil belt buckle. This makes the black belt 1-1/2 inches wide. Then I ran the belt through my Big Shot in the Subtle 3D embossing folder. This piece did not have to be cut on the diagonal, which would have required too much measuring. After adhering the belt following the Garden Green diagonal line, I simply had to trim off the overhang.
  • Finally, I adhered the buckle directly on the belt.

Finishing Up

  • This Elf sentiment, from the Christmas Means More stamp set, available in the August – December mini-catalog, is just too perfect! The set also includes quotes from Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and It’s a Wonderful Life. The Grinch is my favorite quote from the illustrated movie I’ve seen for many, many years on tv.
  • I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and cropped it using a die from the Stitched Rectangle die set. This rectangle is the only element on the card popped up on dimensionals.
  • While I could’ve used any Christmas sentiment on the inside, I chose “Hoping that your busy year comes together in Christmas Cheer” from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, which carried over from last year.
  • So that the inside wasn’t just plain, I trimmed a piece of Garden Green and Daffodil Delight DSP to 4-1/4 inches. The Daffodil Delight strip measures 1/2 inch high, and the Garden Green measures 3/4 inch high. I placed the yellow DSP on the middle of the green DSP and adhered it to the bottom of the card.
  • Finally, I trimmed a piece of Daffodil Delight DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. After adhering and trimming the flap DSP, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

Looking at this long list, I realized that you might look at it and think that the card is anything but simple. However, it truly qualifies as a clean and simple, easy-peasy card. I hope you give it a try!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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One Card, Three Challenges!

I don’t think I’ve been able to combine three challenges into one card before. However, for this card, I combined the Global Design Project 251, Freshly Made Sketches 446, and Sunday Stamps Challenge 236. Wow! The #GDP251 challenge required an aquatic theme. FMS446 wanted a slimline card, and SSC236 is a sketch challenge.

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge banners:

Measurements:

  • The Granny Apple Green base is 7 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored vertically at 3-1/2 inches.
  • For the front of the card, I trimmed white cardstock to 3-3/8 inches by 8-3/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 3-1/4 inches by 8-1/4 inches for the inside.
  • Since the Whale of a Time DSP measures 6 inches by 6 inches, I had to very carefully combine two pieces of DSP. I used two of the Pacific Point wave patterns for the front. I left the waves on the bottom, and combined the darker piece to the top. The final measurement for this DSP combination came out to 3-1/4 inches by 8-1/4 inches.
  • The Bumblebee DSP measures 1-1/4 inches wide by 3 inches long. Since the middle will be covered, I didn’t need to use long strips of this DSP.
  • After embossing a piece of 4-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches piece of white cardstock with the Seabed 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it to 3-7/8 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed the turtle DSP to 2-3/8 inches by 6 inches. Dimensionals provide the popped up height.

Assembly:

  • Once I had all my pieces trimmed, I settled on the sentiment. Using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, then cropped it using a stitched rectangle die.
  • I used a piece of the Granny Apple Green DSP from the Whale of a Time set and cropped it using the Stitched So Sweetly dies. The sentiment is adhered directly to the DSP using the multipurpose liquid glue, and there are dimensionals under the DSP.
  • Since I’d already cut all the pieces I needed, I just needed to start at the bottom and put the card together following the Sunday Stamps sketch. It took me longer to measure and cut all the pieces than it did to assemble the card.
The Inside:
  • I wanted to make this a birthday card, so I used the “Hoping all your birthday fishes come true” on the inside. I guess I didn’t think too much about it, but I decided to stamp turtles on the inside to match the front of the card instead of fish to match the sentiment. In the long run, I don’t think anyone will notice other than you and me.
  • For some reason, I really struggled with this turtle stamp. When I tried to stamp it fresh off the ink pad, I wound up with blobs. Thankfully, I started my test stamps on my grid paper. I decided to use Just Jade and Pacific Point ink and stamped all of the turtles second generation on the white cardstock.
  • Finally, I stamped some air bubbles using Pool Party.
  • Here’s the inside of the card:
  • With that, I’d finished my slimline, three challenge card. I still have to make an envelope to go with it, but am hoping it will fit in a legal size envelope.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Freshly Made Sketches #444 and the Grinch

I’ve always loved Dr. Seuss, always. So much so that I’ve read everything he’s written, including his adult book, and seen his Academy Award films and his work for the Army during WWII. I can even tell you the story of how and why he wrote The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Call me crazy, but for me, the Grinch is all about hope, love, and family. That’s why my Christmas theme has been the Grinch for the past few years. As soon as I saw the Christmas Means More stamp set in the August – December mini-catalog, I knew I had to have it.

Here’s the first card I created with this new set:

Next is a look at the stamp set. Notice that all of the sentiments are from classic Christmas movies. Can you name all four of them?

Here’s the FMS444 challenge banner that inspired my card:

The card I created would have been very pretty in a simpler, cleaner form, which would be perfect for a beginner stamper. If you are reading this post now and think you couldn’t create a simpler version of this card, let me show you how you CAN do it. CAS (clean and simple) is a very good thing when creating cards and requires only a few basic supplies. Here’s a glance at the cover of the beginner brochure, which can help get to you to help you get started:

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Maybe Christmas Perhaps Means a Little Bit More

I knew right from the start that I would be using the quote from Grinch for my card. I had to use trial and error for the rest of the card. However, the result really pleases me a great deal. As a matter of fact, I think my Christmas cards to family up north will be different sentiments but in this same design.

What I Did

This whole card started with the sentiment.

  1. Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy on white cardstock three times to get the depth of color I wanted.
  2. After letting the ink dry thoroughly, I wiped the white cardstock with my embossing buddy to get ready for the next steps.
  3. Clean off the sentiment stamp, but don’t take it off the Stamparatus! I used my Absorber cloth to do this. Next, ink and stamp the sentiment using VersaMark. I did this three times to ensure that each and every piece of the sentiment would be adequately covered.
  4. Cover the sentiment with clear embossing powder. Tap the back of the cardstock to remove the excess powder. Using the embossing buddy will help keep stray powder from sticking to the paper.
  5. Heat set the embossing powder using my heat tool.
  6. I cropped the sentiment using the largest square in the Stitched Shapes die set. The sentiment really seemed to be calling for some bling, so I used my clear Wink of Stella to color the holly leaves and berries. Doing this added a pop of silver to the sentiment.
  7. Now for the real trial and error parts of the card: I used Night of Navy for the card base. I started with 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches. This card opens up.
  8. I cut the Balmy Blue mat to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches and adhered it to the Night of Navy base. Actually, I skipped a step. I am all about saving cardstock. Since the whole center of the Balmy Blue won’t be seen, I cropped it out of the middle using the stitched rectangle dies. It’s our secret and no one will ever know.

Decisions, Decisions

  1. The sentiment square measures 2-5/8 inches on each side. The foil paper mat under it measures 3-1/8 inches on each side. Finally, the Night of Navy mat measures 3-3/8 inches on each side.
  2. The foil print mat is the reverse side of one of the Feels Like Frost DSP pieces. This print brings in the silver to more of the card than just the holly and berries.
  3. After adhering the foil print to the navy mat, I popped dimensionals on the back of the navy. Then, I added dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and layered the pieces. Since there’s two layers of dimensionals, this card might need extra postage.
  4. The time had come to decide what to do about all the white space still left on the card. I really struggled with this decision, and love, love, love that I decided to use the brick and mortar 3D embossing folder.
  5. Next, I trimmed the white background to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I waited until after dry embossing the background because I didn’t want the measurements to be short after using the folder.

More Decisions

  1. Now I had to decide what to do about the strip under the sentiment/mat block. At first, I thought I would use the Balmy Blue glimmer paper. However, I decided it just didn’t work. So, I grabbed the new Snowflake Splendor ribbon and decided that would be perfect. Mind you, while gorgeous, this ribbon is very stiff and making a bow for my bow-challenged self would have been really difficult. Therefore, I just wrapped the ribbon around the card, making sure that it fits just under the sentiment block to match the sketch.
  2. Once I got all these parts together, I decided the brick needed some bling as well. However, I didn’t want to use the snowflake sequins. After staring at the card front for a little while, I decided to use the clear Wink of Stella again. This time I highlighted the highest bricks for the whole card. Wink of Stella is very difficult to see in photos, but here’s a close-up :

Finishing Up

The inside white mat was cut to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches, but I haven’t glued it down yet. I am not sure what I am going to use for the inside, and didn’t want to make a mistake and have that mat already attached to the card. Once I decide, I will finish the inside.

For now, I did use the foil side of the Feels Like Frost DSP for the envelope flap. I always cut the flap piece to 6 inches by 2-5/8 inches and adhere it using multipurpose liquid glue. After trimming it down, this card/envelope set was complete.

In order to create enough Christmas cards to mail to family and friends, I am going to have to order another pack of Feels Like Frost DSP and some ribbon. I really like non-traditional Christmas colors, but think between the four sentiments in this stamp set, my cards will be easy to mass-produce. Of course, I will be posting more my Christmas cards as I continue to work on them.

An Explanation:

I have a bit of a dilemma when writing posts. You see, there’s a running guide at the bottom of the post in progress which only I can see. It has all kinds of categories used to indicate how easy the blog post is to read. My OCD struggles with this quite a bit when trying to list and explain the steps to create a card. The subheading category goes from green, to yellow, and then to red when I am writing out directions. Yeah, I can’t deal with red as it really bothers my sense of order. So, that explains why there are subheadings in the middle of the directions. I’ve tried letting a post go live with a red category and I just couldn’t do it. I know it’s an idiosyncrasy, but I just have to go with it.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Poppies for FMS437

I’ll admit it, this sketch, while simple, really left me struggling for an idea. I’ve tried, and discarded, a few attempts but couldn’t find something that satisfied me. Until this morning when I pulled out my Painted Poppies stamp set.

Here’s my card front and inside:

Here’s the challenge banner:

What to Do With Five Blocks

The challenge cards from the design team and other challenge participants are so creative and do justice to the challenge sketch. Like I said, I struggled until I pulled out the Poppies DSP to create another card. A lightbulb went off and I figured out what I needed to do.

The Painted Poppies stamp set, which is carrying over (YES!), contains a single poppy and the leaf/stem combination. Three poppies and two leaf/stem combinations and I thought I finally had an idea. I used the light and dark Poppy Parade blends. In the poppy DSP, the greenery is Old Olive, so I colored mine using the Old Olive blends.

When I finished coloring, I thought this card definitely fit #simplestamping, so I stayed with that for the sentiment. Using sentiments from Sending You Thoughts, I simply stamped the sentiment on the front directly on the white cardstock.

Since I used Poppy Parade cardstock for the base of the card, I needed a Whisper White cardstock panel on the inside of the card as well. The inside sentiment continues well wishes from the front. Next, I stamped half of the stemmed poppies on the bottom, left-hand corner. Then I colored the poppies in just the light Poppy Parade blend.

Putting It Together

I did want some dimension on the front of the card, so I used dimensionals to pop the front panel off the base of the card. When I finished adhering the panel to the front I realized I had a tiny little smudge of black. I tried to use my Tombow sand eraser, specifically for ink, to no avail. Therefore, I had to come up with something as unobtrusive as possible to cover that tiny smudge. I have just a few of these black rhinestones left, and three of them on the front covered my smudge and kind of framed the flowers and sentiment.

After adhering a piece of the poppy DSP to the envelope flap, I stamped the stemmed poppies on the front, bottom left-hand corner of the envelope. Ta-da! I’d finished this card/envelope set and I think I stayed true to the sketch.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Of course you do! Even more so because of the products in the mini-catalog, the clearance rack, and the retiring products.

The HOST CODE for MAY is WW6HSM6A.

If you are ordering less than $150.00, please use the host code shown. If you are ordering more than $150.00, please contact me first so you can get your stamping rewards!  Just look at this sneak peek into June’s Paper Pumpkin kit from Sara!

My Favorites on the Retiring List

I’m sharing some of my favorites which are, sadly, on the retiring list. I have a lot of retiring or already retired items pulled to start selling after June 3rd. Sad to see some of them go, but will love being able to use that money to purchase new products!

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your time.