Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Purple Bloom Just Because

Karen here with a card to share today featuring the Kennedy Grace, Beautiful Blooms Sweet Rose stamp set.

I decided on purple for no reason other than I haven't used purple in a while.  I stamped coloured and fussy cut the central bloom, placing it on foam with several die cut circles with leaves behind.  I then used the Kennedy Grace Cutting Edge Creations, Scalloped Rectangle die to cut the bottom of the card, which is a great way to stretch your dies.  I then backed it with some design paper to match and to accentuate the scallop.  The Just Because is also from this stamp set.  Finishing touch is some beautiful moonbeams sequins.

Love and Laughter,

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sympathy Roses

Hello, everyone! Rachel here today with a gorgeous sympathy card using the Splendid Roses stamp set.

Sympathy cards are always the hardest for me to make, so I like to make a bunch in advance so I don't have to put one together when I actually need one. I like to keep them simple and try to stay away from bright colors. For this one, I decided to keep my roses white. I started by cutting a card base from some Fog Gray cardstock and then cut a panel with the Stitched Rectangles. I stamped my panel with a Wood Plank background using the Fog Gray ink that matches the base. It's very light and doesn't detract from my main image.

I cut another, smaller panel using the same dies and then stamped my image on top of it. I added another partial image to the top to add just a little more greenery to the bouquet. I used my Warm Grays to shade the roses (W00, W01, W03) and some Yellow Greens for the leaves (YG95, YG97, YG99). I added a halo around the images using my Cool Grays (C00, C01, C03). It kept the shadow looking different from the roses and helped the image stand out from the white background.

I chose to stamp my sentiment in Versamark and heat emboss in silver to keep with the gray theme.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunflower's with Erica


Erica on the blog today with yet another flower-power card. I did kinda warn you I'd go mad with the flower and yep, I did it again. CAS cards are not my forte. Layers, masking, colouring, stamping, embellishments and die cutting, just give it to me baby!

Today I used the Beautiful Blooms Sunflower stamp and as usual, I couldn't stick to just one image.  You don't often see single sunflowers so why do a single flower on a card? Maybe I'm using this as an excuse to do more colouring...?

I started out by stamping the images on Neenah Exact Index White 110lbs card stock. Three times in fact. I got my copics out and this time I remembered to write down which colours I used. For each flower, I went for slightly different variations of yellow on the petals. Same with the leaves, only greens, I flicked them randomly all over them.

It took me nearly four full episodes of Sex and The City to fussy cut all the flowers and leaves out. In fairness, it probably wouldn't have taken me quite that long if I had just focused on the cutting and not on Carrie and co.

As it's a summery fall here (I'm not kidding, it's so sunny and warm. It's almost freaking me out how unusual this weather is) I wanted a quite natural and warm card. Kraft card seemed to be the best way to go, and I do like a black background to make flowers pop. I have some new craft stuff curtesy of my sweet husband and amongst those were the Lawn Fawn stitched squares dies which I decided to use for this card. I cut out two sizes thinking I wanted to layer them somehow, I just wasn't quite sure how yet.

After some puzzling, I had placed and glued all the bits together. Except for a sentiment. I tend to forget about a sentiment when I'm so dazzled by the flower stamps... I did have the perfect spot for it though. You know, the small square in the top corner. I picked a sentiment from the stamp set, stamped it on a small die cut label, wrapped a little bit of twine and tied a bow, added some 4mm high foam tape and stuck it on.

And could you believe it, I didn't feel the need to add sequins! What's going on?? Maybe the Indian summer is getting to me, who knows? 

That's it for today, but I will be back with more flowery cards very soon.

Happy crafting!


Friday, September 23, 2016

You Are Amazing

  Hi there it's Monica up on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with this bold thank you card to let someone know how amazing they are to you. Let's get right into the card.
I stamped the roses from the Splendid Roses stamp set from Kennedy Grace Creations onto some Strathmore Bristol paper in Onyx Black Versafine ink. I used Zig Clean Color markers to bring the roses to life. I used marker numbers 024, 028, 044, 045 and 091. I used some strips of patterned paper from the Pink Paislee C'est La Vie collection as well as some wood grain cardstock that I added foam tape to for dimension. The thanks sentiment was cut using a die from Lil' Inker Designs and the "You Are Amazing" sentiment is from the Just a Rose stamp set from Kennedy Grace Creations. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope to see you soon. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Planner Shaker clips

Hello!  Cindy from In Love with PAPER back on the blog with you today.  I've been having fun setting up my planner lately :-)  I have created some cute little planner shaker clips. 

I used my Cricut to cut the shapes and frames.  I cut the circle/heart at 1 1/4" and then using the centerpoint feature cut once at 1" and then at 1 1/4" to create the frames.  I cut about 8 of the frames from white cs and then glued all the layers together.  That way the sequins could shake freely around. 

scraps of paper
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circle @ 1 1/4", 1 - heart @ 1 1/4", 1
transparency sheet
Kennedy Grace Creations - Beautiful Blooms - sweet rose stamp set (smile sentiment)
Kennedy Grace Creations - Tinkerbelle's Sparkle sequin mix
Kennedy Grace Creations - Pink Champagne seqin mix
Inkadinkado - Good News stamp set ( cross stamp)
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Scrappy Notes

Hi there.  Its Karen on the blog today and I have some little note cards to share.

I don't know about you but I actually don't like scraps and find it hard to keep little bits. I think its the Virgo coming out in me and scraps are just not tidy.  That said as I was cleaning my little box where I pop bits and pieces, unfinished cards and things I haven't used because I either A. Change my mind B. Don't like it at the time or C.  Have no idea where I was going with it or D. Stuffed up the stamping.  Whilst doing this I discovered some Kennedy Grace flowers stamped and not coloured and some little pieces of gingham paper along with a couple of die cuts that were cut to test out the Scalloped Rectangle die.

I lay these out on my desk and made some little note cards to write a message on rather than using a sticky note.  The Scalloped Rectangles I folded in half to form a lovely edge for the card base. The gingham I cut to fit just inside the stitching line and coloured up the images and cut them to size.  Finishing up with adding a few little sequins. I should just add that these measure 2" x 3" in size.

So not only did I use up some scraps but I made something useful.  I have told myself that I should make more of these.

Love and Laughter,

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Thinking of You

Hello! Rachel here today with a card featuring the Time to Blossom stamp set!

I decided to create some of my own pattern paper today by repeatedly stamping my image over my white panel in light brown ink. I didn't bother to color it in so it wouldn't be too distracting from my main image. Both my panels were cut with the brand new Stacked Stitched Rectangle dies and they are fabulous! My smaller panel had the image stamped in black ink and then I colored it with Copics. I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink over the top of the image and then heat embossed it ink gold to make it shine in real life. It's a little hard to see in the picture, but easier to read when you're holding it in your hand. I adhered my first panel flat to my card base and then used some foam tape to pop my smaller panel up for some dimension.