What Do the Beatles and #GDP246 Have in Common?

I know (um, hope?) I am not alone in my thinking. Raise your hand if you start singing “Hello, Hello! I don’t know why you say good-bye, I say hello!” when you are using this sentiment stamp.

Which answers the question in the title: what do these two things have in common? My card! I am kind of disappointed that neither my husband nor my daughter “got it” with the sentiment. I did put a comma in after the first “HELLO” but they still didn’t get it.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner from Global Design Project # 246:

I have to confess that I also wanted this to be for another challenge with a theme of “sunshine”. However, I forgot the other half of that challenge called for clean and simple. Oops!A (Somewhat) Quick Collage

When I started looking at the challenge banner for #GDP246, I immediately thought of the sunflowers. I also knew I did not want to color as many as I would need. So, I grabbed the Flowers for All Seasons 6 x 6 DSP and pulled out a couple of sheets of this pattern.

A (Somewhat) Quick Collage

Amazingly, since I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I was able to get everything together so I only needed to use the Big Shot at one time. I would save so much time if I did this for all my cards. Just saying.

Using the Sunflower Dies, I carefully and strategically cropped out nine sunflowers. It will just be our secret that some of the sunflowers on the bottom layers are only partial sunflowers. I carefully dry-fit all the flowers together before I adhered anything down.

At the same time that I cropped the sunflowers, I also cropped the leafy stems, again using the Flowers for All Seasons DSP. These leafy stems are from the same pattern that I used for the strip down the right side of the card.

While I was at the Big Shot, I ran a piece of white cardstock through it using the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder. For so many cards, I use the more subtle embossing folders, especially for a clean and simple card. However, I thought this collage could hold its own with a pattern like all these leaves.

At this point, I used the dark Cinnamon Cider blend to color three of the pearl basic jewels. There are multiple layers of color on each one, and it’s a good idea to let the layers dry between applications.

I also thought I would need something to anchor the two sentiment ovals on the card. The new Just Jade ribbon fit the bill perfectly when I tied it in a square knot.

Finishing Up

After using the multipurpose adhesive to attach the leafy stems and flowers, I added mini-dimensionals to the back of the sentiment ovals. While I was at it, I added a leafy stem in the dotted DSP and a vellum leafy stem to the back of the ovals as well.

I added the three Cinnamon Cider pearls in a triangle formation to the front of the card. They coordinate beautifully, and become part of the collage.

Finally, I added an extra cropped sunflower to the bottom, left side of the envelope front and the dotted DSP to the envelope flap.

With that, I’d completed this card/envelope set.

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ctd595 and #GDP242 Combine for a Two-fer

I really enjoy pairing a sketch challenge with a color challenge. But, I have to say that my final card is nothing like what I thought I would create.

Here’s my card:

Here are the two challenge banners:

Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, and Whisper White

Since Color Throwdown already picked the three colors, I just had to chose a shade of turquoise. The color combination of Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, and Whisper White always seemed like a classic color combo, so my colors were set.

Like I said, the resulting card doesn’t resemble the card I started to create. However, I like the clean and simple outcome. I used Bermuda Bay for the base of the card. The bottom layer of the card front is Basic Black, with a layer of Bermuda Bay on top of that. Whisper White cardstock provides a very clean top layer. I used white Stampin’ Powder to emboss the sentiment from the Sending You Thoughts cling stamp set.

I created the Bermuda Bay center circle using a circle cropped from an uh-oh envelope and the negative over the white cardstock. Using my sponge brayer and the Bermuda Bay ink pad, I started inking the circle. I kept going around and around in a circular motion until I had a shaded circle I liked. While you can’t see it because of the sentiment banner, the center of the circle is lighter than the outside. The black scalloped border comes from a cropped inner circle and scalloped outer circle using the layering circles die set. The card I originally set out to create contained this center circle and scalloped frame.

I Wasn’t Going to do It, But I Did…

The Celebrate Sunflowers bundle came in handy for this card as well, as much as I thought I need to do something without using it. For this card, I only used the two leaves dies. I cropped three of the double leaf stem from vellum and three from Bermuda Bay. Next, I arranged them in a way that I thought would work and adhered them all down using the multipurpose liquid glue.

Using the triple banner punch, I punched out chevron ends of the black and DSP strips for the sentiment banner. If you don’t have this punch, you can always snip the chevrons. I’m just happier if I can get symmetrical ends.

The banner for the GDP challenge includes some sort of layer on the top and bottom of this horizontal card. I hope that the layers of black and Bermuda Bay kind of sort of fullfill that part of the sketch. The whole time I worked on this card, I kept trying different borders and nothing seemed to work. I finally decided that I would go with clean and simple and just move on.

After I cut a white inside layer for the card, I stamped “with a great big wish for happiness” also from Sending You Thoughts.

The only thing left was to trim down a piece of the Bermuda Bay 6 x 6 DSP for the envelope flap and this card/envelope coordinating set was finished.

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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It’s About Easter for #GDP235

The Global Design project challenge for this week is Easter/Spring. Tomorrow is Easter, and I haven’t finished cards. Since I have to mail them, it’s all good.

Here’s the challenge banner:

Here are two of my Easter cards for this challenge:

Short and Sweet

These adorable animals come from the Welcome Easter stamp set. The bunny is my favorite of the three, and I don’t think I’ve even used the lamb yet. The adorable bee, which I also stamped in a line across the bottom of the front of the envelope, comes from the same set. I believe it is just as cute, and necessary, as the bunny.

Since I wanted the animals to be grounded in grass, I needed to figure out what to do without stamping it. Even though there is a grass stamp in the set, I wanted something more substantial. Thankfully, the Special Day die set contains a long grass die. I cropped the die in both Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz. Then I staggered and adhered the two strips of grass to my white background. After they were completely adhered, I used the Stitched Shapes circle die to crop the animal and grass. If you decide to use this technique, you need to make sure that you run the sandwich through the Big Shot a number, more than 3, of times.

Ribbons, More Dies and an Embossing Folder

The Layering Circle dies came in very handy for this card. There are two layers of scalloped circles under the bunny and one under the chick. I really wanted to incorporate Pumpkin Pie since I used the light and dark blends to color the chick. A plain piece of cardstock as the top mat would not have worked at all. After searching through my embossing folders, I chose the tufted folder, and I’m happy with the results.

Next, I needed to find ribbon for each card. The Gray Granite fit perfectly with the same color DSP. While I colored the bunny with the Smoky Slate light and dark blends, it all works in this Pear Pizzazz, Petal pink, and Gray Granite color scheme.

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Can you guess where I got the heart? If you guessed the Detailed Hearts die, you would be correct!

Both cards use 6 x 6 DSP from the Neutrals and Subtles collections. I love being able to coordinate these papers with cards without using 12 x 12 DSP.

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Random Poppies for CTS#365

I created this card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge and the Case This Sketch challenge. Even though I missed the deadline for GDP, I will still include the challenge banner in this post.

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge banners:

Some day, soon I hope, I will figure out how to get these images side-by-side.

Poppy Repeat

I’ve already posted a card with a random poppy pattern which I watercolored and embossed. You can find that post here. I also created a monochromatic card in Balmy Blue and Basic Black, which will be posted live tomorrow in the Make My Monday card challenge DT post. Please come back tomorrow to see that card, which I think is the prettiest out of the three. All three layouts are different even though they use the large poppy stamp.

The first thing I should have done, was cut down my Whisper White top layer to the 4′ x 5.25′ size. Just believe me here, cut it down first, or definitely before you cut the three pieces apart. Don’t ask me how I know.

I just stamped random poppies on the cardstock. Then, I cut the cardstock on my trimmer to get the three pieces. Finally, I stamped the blotches in the three color challenge colors, one of each piece. It really doesn’t matter that the blotches line up perfectly and I purposefully stamped them randomly.

I’ve been itching to use this gorgeous Petal Pink ribbon and have really wanted to try to make a bow with it. I didn’t even think I could create a decent bow since I struggle so much with making them. I have heard that I should use bunny ears to create bows. However, I just don’t get it. I really need a right-handed person to sit across from me so I can learn how to do it. After a few tries, and some rearranging, I couldn’t believe I actually created a satisfactory bow!

I kept thinking birthday for this card. I used the Peaceful Moments cling stamp set to stamp the sentiment. The layered circles die set cropped all three layers. Once they were together, I popped them up on dimensionals. The sentiment circle fit perfectly over the ribbon.

Finishing Touches

Truly, that was it: stamp, cut, stamp, put together. This card is so easy that, if I had all the cardstock layers cut ahead of time, I could put ten of them together in about 30 minutes.

All I needed to do was put all the layers on the base, which is Pool Party, and add a white panel with a sentiment for the inside. I used a piece of the Pool Party 6 x 6 DSP for the envelope flap, and this card/envelope set was done.

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

Please stay safe, healthy, and isolated as much as possible. We were on Spring Break two weeks ago, and should have gone back last Monday. Instead, we transitioned to virtual learning and our “kids” start today. I have one daughter, but many hundreds of “kids” and I miss this year’s kids greatly.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Welcome Easter Chick for #GDP229

The rabbit, chick, and lamb in the Mini-Catalog Welcome Easter set are so stinking adorable! The stamp set contains greeting for friends, baby, and Easter making this set very versatile.

Global Design Project #229

This week’s challenge calls for Crushed Curry, Garden Green, and Night of Navy.

Here’s the challenge banner:

Here’s my Easter card:

This card falls into the Easy Peasy category. I used the Garden Green DSP for the background with a Night of Navy block for the focal elements.

While I could have cropped the Whisper White circle closer to the chick, I wanted enough room for the cute little bees. In order to ground the chick, I used the grasses stamp and stamped full strength and stamped again without reinking. Maybe I got a bit carried away with the grass, but Easter grass seems to multiply quickly so it works.

As of right now, there are no blends for Crushed Curry and Garden Green. Sadness. Therefore, I used the Pumpkin Pie marker for the chick’s beak and feet. Then, I used the Crushed Curry Stamping Marker to color the chick.

After stamping the greeting and the bees, I cropped the sentiment block using the Stitched Rectangles die. The left side bee almost got cropped out, but I like how it is just coming into view.

With all the dots on the Garden Green DSP, I thought the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon would be perfect. I simply tied it in a bow around the Night of Navy mat. Honestly, I have been so bow challenged lately, I thought I would need to just tie a square knot. Happily, I played around with the ribbon and wound up with a useful bow.

I did use dimensionals to pop up both the chick circle and the greeting.

Finishing Touches

I used the Garden Green DSP on the envelope flap. Then, I decided that a line of happy bees needed to find a home along the bottom of the front of the envelope. Once I colored those, I had finished another card and envelope set.

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Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

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Sunday Stamps 218 Meets #GDP217

Daisy Lane Bundle

Sometimes a card just comes together in a flash. This card did just that. Global Design Project # 217’s color challenge for this week consists of Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, and Crumb Cake. I had no idea what I could or would create. Then, I checked the Sunday Stamps challenge, and it all came together quickly.

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge banners:

Sunday Stamps 218

Once I saw the circles on the sketch, I knew exactly what I was going to use to meet the sketch requirement. Daisies. Three daisies. Three Flirty Flamingo daisies.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the daisies in Flirty Flamingo on the matching cardstock. The Stamparatus makes it so completely easy to stamp layers of ink perfectly aligned. Since I wanted something different, I grabbed the Flirty Flamingo DSP from the Brights 6 x 6 DSP and again used my Stamparatus. Then, all I had to do was use the large and small daisy punches to crop the flower parts. There’s one dimensional between the two layers of each of the daisies.

For the base, I layered Mossy Meadow on the bottom and Crumb Cake in the middle. The top layer had to be Whisper White in order for the daisies to pop.

In order to get the Mossy Meadow ferns, from the Daisy Lane stamp set, in the right places on the white, I needed to dry fit the flowers. Then it was a matter of figuring out where I wanted the ferns, stamp, dry fit again, and repeat.

Finishing Up

I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White. Then, I used the Rectangle Stitched dies to crop both the sentiment and the mat under it. The only two places I used the Crumb Cake are the middle base layer and the sentiment mat layer. However, I met the challenge.

After taking pictures for this post, I decided I needed some bling. Therefore, I added a small and large clear faceted gem to the center of two of the daisies. I feel like I should add another gem, but can figure out where to put it, so I guess I am done.

I stamped the small full daisy on the front of the envelope. Another DSP print, and the script is my favorite pattern, for the envelope flap.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my cards.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Daisy Lane stamp set, item # 149325

Daisy punch, item # 143713

Medium Daisy punch, item # 149517

Brights 6′ x 6″ DSP, item # 149613

Flirty Flamingo cardstock, item # 141416

Crumb Cake cardstock, item # 120953

Mossy Meadow cardstock, item # 133676

(OR Neutrals cardstock pack, item # 146977

Whisper White cardstock, 100730

Flirty Flamingo stamp pad, item # 147052

Mossy Meadow stamp pad, item # 147111

Stitched Rectangles die set, item # 148551

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Mini-dimensionals, item # 144108

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