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Digistamps4Joy October 2016 Progressive – Fuschia

October 31, 2016 Comments off

Today’s card is for the October 2016 Facebook Progressive Challenge in Digistamps4Joy stamping Facebook Group. The image for October is Fuschia.

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In addition to Fuschia from Digistamps4Joy, I used the following products to create my card: Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 Die, Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangles and card stock from my stash.

If Facebook Progressive Challenges are new to you, you have until the end of the month to purchase the current image for $1 and post your creation in the Digistamps4Joy Stamping Facebook Group. The image for November 2016 is Quiet Time. I really enjoy seeing the different ways the images are used.

I am not an affiliate for shopping sites, but I am a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. The links above to other companies/brands are for your convenience only.

I wanted to create a clean and simple card to highlight the image. If you have a moment, please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thank you for stopping by today.

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Digistamps4Joy September 2016 Progressive – Hic … oops

September 4, 2016 Comments off

Today’s card is for the September 2016 Facebook Progressive Challenge in Digistamps4Joy stamping Facebook Group. The image for September is Hic … oops.

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In addition to Hic … oops from Digistamps4Joy, I used the following products to create my card: Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils, Liquid Glass (Z679), Wood Slats Embossing Folder (Z3248), Tattered Lace Victorian Dots and Stripes Embossing Folder Set (I acquired mine in the Tattered Lace Victorian Embossing Folders Collection), Diamond Press Sentiments, the cut Card – #M40866 from the Cricut®/Close To My Heart – Art Philosophy cartridge (retired) and mirri card, card stock and a card base from my stash.

Here is a closeup of my bubbles. The coloring of my bubbles I was inspired by an image I viewed online. After coloring with three colors, I added Liquid Glass to add shine and dimension. I also put Liquid Glass on the beverage in the glass and spilled on the floor.

Lapp DS4J Hic ... oops bubbles

I used these pencil colors: 27 – Light Carmine, 28 – Rose Madder Lake, 30 – Dark Flesh, 31 – Medium Flesh, 32 – Light Flesh, 51 – Prussian Blue, 54 – Aquamarine, 95 – Cool Dark Grey, 97 – Medium Grey and 98 – Cool Dark Grey. I also used two greens to color the bottle and glass, but unfortunately the pencils slipped back into the case before I could note the colors used.

If Facebook Progressive Challenges are new to you, you have until the end of the month to purchase Hic … oops for $1 and post your creation in the Digistamps4Joy Stamping Facebook Group. I have to say I always see images used in ways I did not anticipate. I really enjoy seeing the different ways the images are used.

I am not an affiliate for shopping sites, but I am a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. The links above to other companies/brands are for your convenience only. I have been able to keep up with the Progressive Challenge and receive the next month’s digi for free when I post a project created with the current month’s digi in the Facebook Group. If you are located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or on U.S. military bases and are interested in purchasing Close To My Heart products you may go to my CTMH Online Business Address where, if you make a purchase, I will receive a commission.

I hope you find my card imaginative. If you have a moment, please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thank you for stopping by today.

Surprise Pop-Up Card

September 4, 2016 1 comment

I created this card for an aunt who recently received a cancer diagnosis. I wanted her to know that we are thinking of her. I learned about this type of card from Karen Hanson’s blog SCRaPPY CaNuCK STuDioS. This is a standard A2-sized card, but I think it packs a cute little surprise.

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It opens as a tent fold card, but there is a spot for a surprise sentiment or stamped image.

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And there is still room for a sentiment and a place to jot a note and/or sign the card inside.

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Supplies I used to create this card: cardstock from my stash, My Acrylix™ Create Kindness—Beautiful stamp (CC1147), My Acrylix™ Create Kindness—Hello stamp (CC1150), My Acrylix™ September 2016 SOTM: Blessed Beyond Measure Stamp Set (S1609) — the Create Kindness and Stamp Of The Month stamps are only available until September 30, 2016, My Acrylix™ So Many Smiles stamp set (C1619), My Acrylix™ So Many Smiles stamp set (C1619), My Acrylix™ Pen Pal stamp set (B1539) and Black Memento™ Ink Pad (Z899). I also used the “Insert Shapes” feature in Cricut® Design Space to create a basic card with squares for stamping and layering to cut with my Cricut® Explore. If you use CDS, you will find my file here.

I am a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. Most of the links above are to CTMH products. If you are located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or on U.S. military bases and are interested in purchasing Close To My Heart products you may go to my CTMH Online Business Address where, if you make a purchase, I will receive a commission.

I hope my aunt loves the card and her spirits are boosted when she receives it. I hope you also like my card and are inspired to create a Surprise Pop-Up Card. If you are inspired and have moment, please leave a comment. Thank you for visiting today.

Categories: cardmaking, stamping

Digistamps4Joy August 2016 Progressive – Patchwork Country 1

August 30, 2016 Comments off

I am sorry for the long stretch between posts. It has been busy here and I’m not sure where the time has gone.

Today I am here with a card for the August 2016 Facebook Progressive Challenge in Digistamps4Joy stamping Facebook Group. My card uses Patchwork Country 1.

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In addition to Patchwork Country 1 from Digistamps4Joy, I used the following products to create my card: Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils, CTMH My Acrylix™ Blessed Beyond Measure Stamp Set (S1609) – the September 2016 Stamp Of The Month which is available from September 1 through September 30, 2016 and card stock and a card base from my stash.

I used these pencil colors: 07 – Lemon, 13 – Light Orange, 17 – Vermilion, 28 – Rose Madder Lake, 47 – Light Blue, 53 – Peacock Blue, 61 –Viridian, 63 –Emerald Green, 70 – Apple Green, 74 – Cedar Green, 80 – Raw Umber, 83 – Gold Ochre, 85 – Light Ochre, 89 – Cinnamon, 91 – Pompeian Red, 93 – Burnt Carmine, 96 – Cool Silver Grey and 97 – Medium Grey.

If Facebook Progressive Challenges are new to you, you still have a day or so to purchase Patchwork Country 1 for $1 and join us over at the Digistamps4Joy Stamping Facebook Group. It is fun to see the different ways folks use the same image.

FYI, the links above are not affiliate links; I have been able to keep up with the Progressive Challenge and receive the next month’s digi for free when I share a project created with the current month’s digi.

If you have a minute please leave a comment. I like to read what people think of my creations. Thanks for visiting today.

Categories: cardmaking, challenge, stamping

Digistamps4Joy July 2016 Progressive Challenge – Daylily Corner

July 9, 2016 Comments off

I am back with a card for the July 2016 Facebook Progressive Challenge in Digistamps4Joy stamping Facebook Group. My card uses Daylily Corner.

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In addition to Daylily Corner from Digistamps4Joy, I used the following products to create my card: Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014, Tattered Lace Torn Edge Rectangles, Embellishment Attic Pearl Droplets, card stock and a card base from my stash. “Birthday Wishes” was cut from Create and Craft Pack of Single Sided 50 A4 Mirror Board.

I used these pencil colors: 06 – Light Chrome, 08 – Canary Yellow, 28 – Rose Madder Lake, 27 – Light Carmine, 70 – Apple Green and 73 – Olive Green.

If Facebook Progressive Challenges are new to you, I hope you will purchase this month’s design and join us over at the Digistamps4Joy Stamping Facebook Group. It is fun to see the different ways folks use the same image.

FYI, the links above are not affiliate links, but for your convenience in case you like a product enough to learn more about it.

I love to learn what folks think of my creations, so if you have a minute please leave a comment. Thanks for visiting today.

Categories: cardmaking, die cutting

Gatefold Birthday Card

July 4, 2016 Comments off

A former neighbor and librarian I had in elementary school, who joined the staff of our district when my mother was in middle school, is celebrating her 91st birthday this week so I created a card for her. This is what the card will look like when she pulls it from the envelope.

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This gatefold card was created using Anna Griffin’s Amelie Brocade Card Embossing Folder from the 12” Lace Gatefold Embossing Folders collection. There is a coordinating Anna’s Embossing Companion Lace Gatefold Cards Cut File in Cricut® Design Space. I first cut my cardstock from the Bazzill Basics 180-piece “Olivia” Premium Cardstock Kit (purchased at HSN; when it comes back it sells out quickly) then I ran it through the Cuttlebug. The belly band is a 1″ strip of printed cardstock from The Dear Jane Stack (DCWV). The green center “button” is from the Anna Griffin Embossing Folder and the peach cardstock is from the “Olivia” collection and cut with Torn Edge Circle Die by Tattered Lace. The button covers where the belly band is joined and helps to hide the sentiment inside the card until the band is remove. The card inside looks like this:

Lapp 2016 Florence Birthday Card - open - watermarked

I used the same printed and peach cardstock inside the card. The printed cardstock was cut using my paper trimmer and the peach cardstock was cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels (S4-168) and stamped with Black Memento™ Ink Pad (CTMH item #Z899) using a stamp from the Anna Griffin® Birthday Clear Stamp Set. I used Thin 3D Foam Tape (CTMH item #Z2060) to add the sentiment.

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While I am not an affiliate for any shopping sites, I am a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. The links above to other companies/brands are for your convenience so you do not have to search and search to find something you might like. If you are located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or on U.S. military bases and are interested in purchasing Close To My Heart products I used you may go to my CTMH Online Business Address where, if you make a purchase, I will receive a commission.

I hope you and Florence, the recipient, find beauty in the card I created. Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

 

Balloon Birthday Card

July 2, 2016 Comments off

I am still very fond of the style of birthday card we sent to my niece Mollie (see Mollie’s Birthday Card) and the Father’s Day card for my brother, so I created this similar style card.

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Instead of stamping all over the card front, I used a cut from the Cricut® and stamped the word happy. Also, rather than a flame coming from the top of the card, a balloon is the surprise.

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I used the following products to create this card: Craftwork Cards Celebrations Stamps with Candle Cards, Birthday! (word) – #M3E80D from the Simply Sweet Cricut® cartridge, Jet Black Ranger Archival Dye Ink Pad and from Close To My Heart: Confetti Wishes Paper Pack – retired, Canary Cardstock (X5772), Paper Fundamentals – Adventure (Pacifica – balloon and pull tab back) – retired, My Acrylix™ Joyful Birthday stamp set (B1419) – retiring July 31, 2016, Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979) and Balloon – #M45A50 from the Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z3170) – retiring July 31, 2016. I used a 2″ scallop circle punch to create a notch. I also added a small piece of clear plastic packaging near the base of the balloon to make that narrow piece of cardstock a bit sturdier.

I am not an affiliate for shopping sites, but I am a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. The links above to other companies/brands are for your convenience only. If you are located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or on U.S. military bases and are interested in purchasing Close To My Heart products you may go to my CTMH Online Business Address where, if you make a purchase, I will receive a commission.

What do you think of this card in my series of “what can I think of next to slide out of the top of a card?” I hope you think it is pleasing to the eye. I do have other ideas that I will try as time allows. If you have a moment, please leave a comment. Thank you for visiting today.