Use Kraft for Cardz 4 Galz # 166

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Galz biweekly challenge # 166. For this challenge, Billie picked the theme of using Kraft color or paper. When you finish here, I hope you will hop over to the challenge page to see all the inspiration projects from the design team members.

Sadly, I needed another sympathy card so I paired Crumb Cake and Evening Evergreen cardstock with the New Horizons DSP.

Here’s my card:

This New Horizons 6 x 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) contains stunning watercolor landscapes. The DSP can be found in the current mini-catalog.

Here’s a close-up look at the papers in this pack:

Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe this DSP!

Measurements and Putting It Together:

  • The Crumb Cake base, which is my nod to using a Kraft color measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4.
  • The Evening Evergreen mat measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, the DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I also trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The white cardstock panel on the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I really didn’t want to cover any of this gorgeous DSP, so I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment on the front directly on the DSP. First, I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen. Then I used my embossing buddy to clean the DSP to prep it for the embossing powder. Next, after cleaning the stamp, I stamped it twice using my VersaMark ink pad. I covered the VersaMark with clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.
  • Then, I stamped the inside sentiment, again using Evening Evergreen.
  • Finally, I punched a 1 inch circle from the DSP and ran it through the XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and seal set.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Winter, Wherever You Are for MMM#166 and Paper Funday Challenge

Welcome to another Make My Monday challenge!  It’s my turn to pick the theme, and I picked Winter, Wherever You Are.  Since I live in Florida, my winters are drastically different than winters other people experience.  When you are finished here, I hope you hop over to the challenge blog to see the creations for the rest of the design team.

Here’s my card:

 

Paper Funday Challenge monthly blog is a new-to-me challenge. For January, the theme is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist:  Winter Landscapes

Measurements:

  • The Blackberry Bliss base measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to form a tent card.
  • I used a Misty Moonlight mat for the DSP, and it measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the outside. The strip on the inside measure 1/2 inch by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed a coordinating piece of DSP for the envelope flap to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches.
  • Finally, the white cardstock for the inside panel measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

A Simple, But Beautiful Card:

After picking the DSP and cardstock for this card, I struggle with figuring out what stamp set and embellishments I would use. I wanted to DSP to be the main focus of the card, so I looked through my stamps for a simple, but beautiful font and sentiment. This sentiment, from Heal Your Heart (August 2021 Sale-a-Bration) fit perfectly. Then, I decided no further embellishments were needed. I just let the DSP do all the work on this card.

  • First, I used my embossing buddy on the DSP to prepare it for the ink and clear Versamark powder. The sentiment is stamped in Misty Moonlight, then covered in clear embossing powder, which I heat set.
  • HINT: I completely forgot to do this, but when using an inkpad, it’s better to use the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment. If I’d used the Stamparatus, I would’ve been able to restamp a second layer of ink and clear embossing powder. Once heat set, the resulting embossed sentiment would’ve been much more obvious.
  • Next, I used the brush end of a Basic Black marker to outline the edges of the DSP.
  • Then, I used multipurpose glue to adhere the DSP to the cardstock.
  • I did want some dimension for the card so I used black dimensionals to pop up the matted DSP.
  • After adhering the 1/2 inch strip of DSP to the white cardstock, I stamped the inside sentiment in Misty Moonlight.
  • Then I used multipurpose glue to adhere the cardstock to the inside of the card.
  • Next, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap, I punched a 1 inch circle of DSP for the envelope seal.
  • After running the punched circle through the XYRON create-a-sticker, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/seal set.

Close-up of the DSP pack:

This stunning New Horizons DSP pack is in the new January – June mini catalog. Here’s a close-up of the whole pack of these stunning watercolored landscapes:

NEW HORIZONS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

So incredibly beautiful! The pictures don’t really do it justice. It’s truly stunning!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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A Sympathy Card for MMM#148

Welcome back to another Make My Monday Challenge! The theme for MMM#148 is to create a sympathy card. These cards seem so difficult to do when the need arises. I almost feel like I am tempting fate when I make one in advance, but then am thankful when needed.

Here’s my card:

Black, yellow and white is such a classic color combination and I’ve always loved it. While yellow seems doesn’t seem like a traditional sympathy color, I think the intentional pops of black make this combination completely appropriate for a sympathy card.

Measurements:

  • The So Saffron base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 to create a tent card.
  • The black mat measures 5-3/8 inches by 8-1/4 inches.
  • Since the Painted Texture #D embossing folder creates such a deep emboss that I like to trim the paper to size after embossing. This top layer measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • While I had the white paper handy, I trimmed a piece for the inside of the card to the same measurements.
  • Amazingly, I had the black flourish in the 8×8 inch page protectors I use for scraps of cardstock. I simply needed to trim it to 5-1/2 inches wide.
  • The piece of the So Saffron 6 x 6 inch DSP measures 1-1/8 x 5-1/4 inches.
  • I picked a piece of coordinating yellow butterfly DSP for the envelope flap. That piece measured 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches. I have realized I need to attach the paper for envelope flaps as soon as I trim it down so I don’t misplace the piece.

Putting It Together

  • Once I had all my pieces, putting the card together proved to be a simple process.
  • I attached the Basic Black mat and the white embossed card front using the multipurpose glue.
  • Then I adhered the So Saffron strip and the black flourish using multipurpose glue as well. This Tombow adhesive is my favorite go-to adhesive. So much so that I make sure I always have at least 15 tubes on hand. I don’t want to have any chance of running out, especially when I start creating cards en masse.
  • I cropped this beautiful butterfly from a piece of the Butterfly Bijou DSP, which has sold out. However, happiness still abounds because the Butterfly Brilliance bundle contains the coordinating stamp set and die set. Take a look at this gorgeousness:
BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE BUNDLE
  • The stamp set is actually all one stamp, as is the coordinating die. Many demonstrators have purchases a second stamp set to cut it apart for single butterflies. I think I will have to do that as well.
  • This beautifully simple sentiment on the front comes from the Heal Your Heart Sale-a-Bration stamp set. I stamped it using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad, then cropped it using the stitched rectangle dies. Next, I outlined the rectangle with the black marker to add some dimension to the sentiment.
  • I popped up the sentiment and the butterfly on dimensionals.
  • Finally, I used three of the 2020 – 2022 In Color enamel dots to add something simple to the card.
  • I purposely didn’t add ribbon because I thought the flourish carried the eyes from one side of the card to the other. Adding ribbon would take away the card clean and simple design of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card and envelope set.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you will visit the Make My Monday Challenge and also visit the blogs of the other design team members. I look forward to seeing your creations in our gallery!


I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.


Have a Peachy Day!
Sue

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Rooted in Nature for Color Throwdown #614

Somewhere along the line the other day I saw a color challenge on one of the many challenges I follow. ctd614 colors for this week include purple, green, and khaki.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

At first, I had pastels in mind, but I couldn’t get anything to work. Then I found this already stamped and cropped Mossy Meadow tree in the Rooted in Nature stamp set case. That’s how I came up with this color combination.

What I Did

  • I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating dies for all the stamped images on the front of the card.
  • I stamped the cross-section of the tree three times without re-inking, starting in the bottom right-hand corner. The third stamp is just barely visible to the right of the tree, but that’s what I wanted.
  • I stamped the leaf trio and sentiment in Blackberry Bliss then cropped them out. The stitched rectangle die fits the sentiment perfectly.
  • I used the triple banner punch for both banners. Since I wanted a clean as possible card, I simply used a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. The Mossy Meadow DSP provided the color for the thinner banner.
  • I knew I wanted to have some sort of natural twine on the card. After trial and error, I came up with just wrapping the linen thread around the DSP banner 5 times.
  • Dimensionals provide the depth for the tree, leaf trio, and sentiment. I used the multipurpose liquid adhesive for everything else. The use of this adhesive allows for a few seconds of wiggle time to get the position just right.

The Inside

Here’s the inside of the card:

  • I’ve had to create sympathy cards for the past few months, they are the difficult to create when needed. The Here’s a Card stamp set contains a sympathy stamp which coordinates with the sentiment on the front.
  • I second-generation stamped the cross-section of the tree using Soft Suede, just as on the front. Since I had a stamped and cropped leaf trio I adhered it on top of the cross-section.
  • I stamped the inside sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.
  • After adhering a piece of Soft Suede DSP to the envelope flap, I’d finished this sympathy card/envelope set.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Look at This DSP Special!

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FOREVER GREENERY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
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PLAID TIDINGS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
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PEONY GARDEN DESIGNERS SERIES PAPER
WHALE OF A TIME 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
MAGIC IN THIS NIGHT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
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Nature’s Roots for Sunday Stamps

I needed to create a sympathy card for a good friend whose father passed away suddenly a few days ago. Those cards are never easy to create, but Sunday Stamps color challenge gave me a neutral color palette and the Rooted in Nature stamp set and Nature’s Roots die set gave me the inspiration.

Here’s the challenge banner for this week’s challenge, SSC221:

Here’s my card:

SSC221 – Stay Neutral

The challenge required at least three of the neutral colors to be used. I could add in another color as long as the focal images were neutrals. I used Basic Black for the first mat and the sentiment. The background trees were stamped in Smoky Slate on Whisper White. I stamped the tree on Basic Grey using Versamark, then embossed the image with white embossing powder. The mat for the sentiment is also Basic Grey. Since I used four of the neutral colors I could add another color.

I love the In Color 2019 – 2020 of Seaside Spray. Love. It’s one of my favorite blues ever, and it pairs so well with this neutral color palette. Therefore, I used Seaside Spray for the base of the card and the sentiment layer, and the stunning ribbon from the holiday catalog. I ordered two extra rolls of it before Christmas and still have enough to use for quite a while, even though it retires at 2:00 AM ET.

I cropped both sentiment layers using one of my favorite die sets, the Rectangle Stitched framelits. The stitching gives such a finished and professional look to any paper cropped with them. They have become my go-to dies. I especially love to use them to crop out the centers of mats to save on cardstock and also lighten the card just a smidge.

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 blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Sale-a-Bration is Almost Here!

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The theme for the Paper Pumpkin in January, 2020 is “I’ll Bee Yours” and is available to order between now and January 10, 2020. Here’s a sneak peek:

The adorable bee coordinates with a Honey Bee stamp set and dies, which are available on January 2nd!

Sale-a-Bration starts in just a few days! I’ve been able to pre-order and have already earned The Gang’s All Meer stamp set, the Golden Honey DSP, and the metallic ribbon and sequins. Woo-Hoo! Images for each follow:

The Gang’s all Meer, free with a $50 order!
Golden Honey DSP, free during SAB with a $50 order!

Supplies Used

Rooted in Nature stamp set, item # 146482

Nature’s Roots die set, item # 146341

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Basic Black cardstock, item # 121045

Basic Gray cardstock, item # 121044

Seaside Spray cardstock, item # 150883

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item # 147110

Smokey Slate ink pad, item # 147113

Versamark Pad, item # 102283

Embossing Buddy, item # 103083

Heat Tool, item # 129053

White embossing powder, item # 109132

Tombow liquid adhesive (my fav!), item # 110755

Again, thank you for stopping by today!