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Friday, February 17, 2017

So In Love So Detailed Thinlits Falling In Love Designer Series Paper

Playing around with more wedding ideas! If you haven't seen the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper in person yet you need to order some! It is so pretty! Here is one card idea with four different papers:

Colors: Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla

These cards are CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything) from a sample we made at On Stage in Milwaukee. You can read about it HERE.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

All Things Thanks and Tin Of Cards Wedding Thank You Cards

Yesterday I shared the first two versions of some Thank You card samples I made to show my niece as we figure out what we're making for her wedding. Here are the other two.

Similar to the first card I shared yesterday, which was CASE'd from the one on Pinterest, this one has a layer of pink in between the Watercolor Paper and card base. 

This one has a layer of gold and is on a standard (4 1/4 x 5 1/2") card.

Colors: Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Here are all four cards together. Which do you like best?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

All Things Thanks and Rose Wonder Wedding Thank You Cards

My niece is getting married in June and has asked for some handmade items for her wedding. We've started a secret Pinterest board where we've been sharing ideas as we find them. One of the things she found was thank you cards using Stampin' Up! products. I decided to make a similar one to show her, as well as a few alternate versions. They all have a piece of Watercolor Paper that is 3 x 4 1/2", which is 1/4 of a sheet. 

This is CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything) from the original idea on Pinterest. I didn't have the same stamp, so I used the new All Things Thanks from the Occasion Catalog. Just a simple watercolor wash on the Watercolor Paper, attached to a note card, the greeting stamped in black and an enamel shape.

Same idea, but on a colored card stock base, cut to note card size. Quick and easy, and very duplicatable. 

Colors: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Whisper White

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! Paper Pumpkin January 2016 Adoring Arrows

Happy Valentine's Day! The January Paper Pumpkin Kit was "Adoring Arrows"- perfect for Valentine's Day!

Here's my little bag following the directions, other than I trimmed the top flaps so it wasn't so thick when I folded it over the arrow.

Another view, just trying a different background for my pictures:

These are so cute, but I really have no need for that many Valentines, so I sold my kit to a customer so she would have enough for what she needed.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hey Chick Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder

When I got my Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, I tried it out right away to see what it looked like. I've had that piece sitting on the top of my scrap box for awhile now and finally decided it was time to use it! Since it kind of looks like chicken wire, I got out my Hey, Chick stamp set and came up with this:

Colors: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Whisper White

Yes, each chicken is cut out by hand and attached to the embossed layer! I punched the greeting with the Classic Label Punch, attached it to a small piece of Real Red card stock and trimmed it to make the layer. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Celebrations Celebrate Your Day Alternate Version

I had some pieces leftover after doing my cards for a recent swap, so I decided to make a slightly different version:

Here are all three versions together so you can compare them. Which do you like best?

Top: swap card
Bottom: first version, alternate version

Colors: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White

You can read more about the first version HERE and the original post about the swap version HERE.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happy Celebrations Celebrate Your Day First Version

I forgot to share the first version of one of the cards I made for a recent swap.

I decided to only use two circles and went with ribbon instead of thick Baker's Twine and Dimensionals to make them easier to mail. You can read about the swap card HERE.

Colors: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White

I used the same colors for both cards, but I took the pictures at different times so the lighting is different which makes the colors look off.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Hello

I found some more pieces from a recent swap card I made and decided to change it up a little bit:

Here's the original card, where I used my homemade embossing folder. You can read more about it HERE.

Colors: Basic Black, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz (top card base) Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

I think I like the black dragonfly body better, but I like the way the Old Olive line of dragonflies looks against the black background. It's fine to try different versions of a card!