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Simple — One Stamp, Three Dies, Ribbon and Flowers

by on June 11, 2013

Hello there my crafty friends.   I’m busy behind the scenes with CHA samples and some catalog samples so although I’ve been creative, I haven’t had anything to show for it.  That’s okay though,  because I made something from the left overs :-)  Seriously, I started my last creative session by cutting everything in sight, just in case I might need it.  Cut, cut, cut . . .  toss, toss, toss . . . but never into the garbage.  I toss all those extras into a bin and the bin lives in a cubby near my feet.   I had to be on hold with my insurance company today and while I waited, I played with the leftovers.  It’s rare that I can say I made a 20 minute card, and kept my patience intact.  I feel so blessed with the latter of the two — all in all, I’ll have to say it was a good day :-)

Yes, simple – really!   Actually, I didn’t even need a paper cutter because the card is all die templates.  Using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight I cut a card base using the technique I show in this video —–> HERE.  My focal template begins with Spellbinders Floral Ovals and ends with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen.  I used a sweet sentiment from Quietfire Design called We Are Never So Lost.


To recap the layers I used from the bottom up, I started with a Decorative Labels Eight card base 4″ x 5-1/2″, foam tape, die cut layer from Floral Ovals, die cut layer from Labels Eighteen, foam tape, another die cut layer from Labels Eighteen.  See what I mean?  This one will go into my quick card idea file for the next time I’m empty handed and need a quick card.

Stamps: Quietfire DesignWe Are Never So Lost
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Natural White 80 lb paper
Ink:  Amuse – Grapefruit
Accessories:   Spellbinders Decorative Labels EightSpellbinders Floral Ovals , Spellbinders Labels EighteenMay Arts Silk Ribbon, Mulberry flowers, Recollections Pearls, Becca’s Bow Maker

Thank you so much for stopping by friends!!  Hope you’re off to a spectacular summer!

Find more like this: *Decorative Labels Eight, *Floral Ovals, *Labels (18) Eighteen, -For A Friend, :Cream, Quietfire Design, |Clean & Simple

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Sending Love

by on June 8, 2013

Greetings blog friends!  I hope you’ve had a fantastic week!  I’ve been pushing things around the craft table this week and today I’m sharing a tall card with a shaped bottom out of cool purples.   Purple is growing on me!   I pulled the small sentiment from
Get Well Labels Twenty with JustRite Papercrafts to make a thinking of you kind of card.  Over Memorial Day I snagged a couple of good sales at Joann’s and picked up these huge flowers, skeptical that I’d be able to use them.  I folded one of them in half and tucked it underneath my focal panel for an effect I like.  It made the perfect place to seat a bow and a mulberry flower.  I created the card base using Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One and added a panel using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles and topped things off with Spellbinders Labels Twenty.


So to recap the layers I used from the bottom up, I started with a card base from cream paper cut to 4-5/8″ x 7″ using A2 Bracket Border on the bottom, design paper layer 4-1/2″ x 6-1/4″,  Foam Tape (optional), die cut Resplendent Rectangles layer, purple matting layer 3-3/8″ x 4-5./8″, design paper 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″, foam tape, die cut Labels Twenty.   Ribbon, bow and pearls set on appropriate layers.

Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts Get Well Labels Twenty
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Natural White 80lb, Coredinations, By Digital - Magic Garden Postcard
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse – Heather
Accessories:    Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders OneSpellbinders Labels Twenty, Prima Burlap Leaves, Purple Silk Flower – Joanns, Mlberry flower, May Arts Silk Ribbon – White, Recollections Pearls, Becca’s Bow Maker

Hugs to you all — thanks so much for stopping by.  I’ll see you soon!

Find more like this: *A2 Bracket Borders One, *Labels (20) Twenty, *Resplendent Rectangles, -For A Friend, :Cream, :Purple, Digital Paper, JustRite Stampers, |Elegant

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Bless You and Keep You

by on June 3, 2013

It’s a brand new day and an brand new week – I hope it’s a happy one for you friends. Spending many blissful hours in the craft zone this weekend, I have a card to share with you today to get my week off to a crafty start.  I love it when I have enough time to play that I make a happy discovery.  This for some will seem minor but it’s the little things after all, right?  You know how much I love seam binding and I love it even more when I take the time to dye it to match my card.  Just by scrunching and spritzing and manipulation you can get splotches and stains and such.  The ink I used for my card is a chalk ink and I could not find an ink to match it so I threw up my hands and used my chalk ink re-inker.  Never in a million years would I have tried that but you know . . . desperate measures!  I loved the result.  Although it is hard to tell in the photo, the effect of using a chalk re-inker takes the sheen off of the seam binding and makes it look powdery soft giving it an opaque color.  On to my card, the inspiration for the card was this Leafy Background Stamp by JustRite Papercrafts and the sentiment is from the Get Well Labels Twenty set.  I wanted to show the background by having bits of it pop through the die cuts and around the border.  I picked Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles and Spellbinders Labels Fourteen to make my frame, highlighting the frame using Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents.  To seat my sentiment I used Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM.  The green is quite pale but you can get a better view by clicking on the picture to enlarge.
So to recap the layers I used from the bottom up, I started with a card base from light green paper cut to 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.   Foam Tape, cream matting layer 5″ x 7″, foam tape, dark green matting layer 4-5/8″ x 6-5/8″, Cream background stamped layer 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″, foam tape, Timeless Rectangles/Labels Fourteen die cut layer,  foam tape, Twisted Metal Tags die cut layer, Floral Oval die cut layer, Classic Oval die cut layer, foam tape, Classic Oval die cut layer.  Ribbon, bow and pearls set on appropriate layers.

Stamps: JustRite PapercraftsLeafy Background Stamp, Get Well Labels Twenty
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Natural White 80lb, EK Success Cloud, Coredinations
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse – Pistaschio
Accessories:  Spellbinders Timeless RectanglesSpellbinders Labels FourteenSpellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and AccentsSpellbinders Floral Ovals,Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM White Seam Binding, Sewology Button, Recollections Pearls, Becca’s Bow Maker, Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

The other ladies on the design team are also previewing June sets today, here’s where you’ll find more inspiration:

JustRite Inspiration • Becca Feeken (here) • Darsie Bruno • Michele Kovack • Sheri Holt • Eva Dobilas • Angela Barkhouse • Marisa Job

Don’t forget,  JustRite is having an awesome sale on dies – 20% off.  Thanks for stopping by to visit today, I’ll see you soon.

Find more like this: *Classic Ovals SM, *Floral Ovals, *Labels (14) Fourteen, *Timeless Rectangles, *Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, -Religious Cards, :Cream, :Green, JustRite Stampers, |Elegant, |Many Layers, |Stencilled Cards

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