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This is my 2nd card for the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations Why not head over there & have a go, while at the same time, use that stamp set “Fox & Friends” which may not have seen ink for some time.
This is the great thing about the challenge or as someone described it “Double-Sword” where as you have a sketch to work by as well as a particular stamp set!
All my measurements may be found Here…
Using the Scallop Border Punch, I punched both pieces of Real Red Carstock & adhered them to both ends of the DSP.  I punched a random number of colour circles in Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red & Pacific Point Cardstocks using the different size Circle Punches & adhered them randomly to Whisper White.  This piece was then embossed using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder & adhered to Pacific Point, then to the DSP & finally the base card.  Are you stick of this folder yet?  I’m sure not!

Inside Card…



I run a piece of Pear Pizzazz Ribbon across the card, followed by a piece of Real Red to the centre of the Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped the turtle image onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock & punched using my Circle Punch, adhered to a punched piece of Baja Breeze, then to the Scalloped Circle of Chocolate Chip & finally over the top of the ribbons.  I stamped another image using Pear Pizzaz, cut his shell out & applied to the brown image using SU Dimensionals

I inked small white dots around the Scalloped Chocolate Chip Circle using my White Gel Pen.
For my greeting/sentiment, I stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Chocolate Chip Ink punched using the Word Window Punch, adhered to a piece of Baja Breeze which had been punched using the Modern Label Punch & adhered to the card.
I’ve just realised that I used a hell of a lot of punches, but I think doing it this way can sometimes bring a whole new look to a card.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Fox & Friends, Short & Sweet
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Real Red
 DSP – Celebrations
Punches – Scallop Edge Border, Scallop Circle, 1/2″ Circle, 3/4″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle,
1 3/8″ Circle, 1 3/4″ Circle, Modern Label Extra-Large, Word Window
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched-Poly – Pear Pizzazz, 1/4″ Grosgrain – Real Red
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!

Celebrate You…

I am really enjoying this stamp set “Party Heary”.  I hope you are not sick of it yet?  For the life of me I can’t understand why I did not use it when I first received it, but hey isn’t that always the way.


… With Envelope



Anyhow, this is the card we did with “Crafty Creations” at the Community Centre yesterday.  They all loved it, although we got lots of laughs working out the measurements.


After cutting & scoring my base card – Pacific Point Cardstock, I cut a piece of Real Red Cardstock & a smaller piece of DSP, wrapped a ribbon around both pieces with a knot towards the top & adhered to the base card.
I cut another piece of the DSP & adhered to the back section of the card – RHS.  I then stamped the sentiment using Real Red Ink, punched around image using Scallop Circle & adhered to a piece of Real Red Cardstock which had been punched with the Extra Large Scallop Circle.  I used my Gel Pen to apply white dots around the edge of the Real Red Circle, stuck a basic Rhinestone to the centre of the image & adhered to the DSP.
I punched 3 stars one of each in Real Red, Whisper White & Pear Pizzazz using my Large Star Punch, 4 stars in 2 x Real Red, 1 each of Bashful Blue & Pacific Point using the Small Star Punch – retired.  I adhered 3 of the smaller stars to the larger stars & run them through the Bigshot using the Embossing Folder – Square Lattice.  I cut a small piece of DSP & adhered this to the 2nd step of the base card & adhered 2 of the stars over the DSP.
For the front step, I stamped the sentiment using Pacific Point Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, ran it through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Square Lattice, cut a slightly larger piece of Pear Pizzazz, attached both pieces to the base card & adhered the smaller & larger stars over the top.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Party Hearty
Ink – Pacific Point, Real Red
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point
DSP – Celebrations
Punches – Extra Large Scallop Circle, Scallop Circle, Large Star, Star (retired)
Ribbon – Grosgrain Real Red
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Glue, Gel Pen, Bigshot, Rhinestone
Until next time, Enjoy!

Party Hearty…

… such a fun stamp set, the possibilities are endless.  We used this set for a Kid’s Class & they absolutely loved it!  Lots of giggles & laugher.
Base Card – Real Red – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ or 14cm x 8.5cm
I scored & folded my card at 3 1/2″ or 9cm so that I would have about 3/4″ showing from the bottom.  Using Inks of Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie, I randomly stamped the candle images along the bottom of Whisper White Cardstock.   
I punched a scallop circle from Pacific Point Cardstock using the Scallop Circle Punch, adhered to the Whisper White Cardstock & placed small white dotes around the edge using my Gel Pen.  I then punched a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Large Circle Punch & adhered it to the scallop circle.
The Whisper White Cardstock was put through the Bigshot using Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I run Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon along the top of the candles, tied a bow & adhered to the Base Card.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto Whisper White Cardstock using Chocolate Chip Ink, cut around the edge & adhered to a piece of Pacific Point scalloped square which had been punched using my Scallop Square Extra Large Punch.  I again placed small white dots around the edge using the Gel Pen
I stamped 2 cupcake images directly onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Chocolate Chip & Daffodil Delight.  I cut both images using the Chocolate Chip for the bottom & Daffodil Delight for the top.  The bottom was adhered directly to the Whisper White circle, while the top of the cake was adhered using SU Dimensionals.  I adhered Rhinestones over the top which I had coloured using a permanent red marker. 
I stamped 3 candle images directly onto Whisper White using Old Olive, Real Red & Daffodil Delight Inks, cut them out & adhered to the side of the greeting.
For the inside I randomly stamped images onto Whisper White Cardstock, punched a piece of DSP using Scallop Edge Border Punch & adhered to the bottom of the Whisper White.  This was the adhered to the Base Card.
Looks light a lot of work, but in reality not that much!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Party Hearty
Ink – Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock – Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point
DSP – Celebrations
Punches – Scallop Square, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle, Scallop Border
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain Pumpkin Pie
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive, SU Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Bigshot  
Until next time, Enjoy!

SSC213…

Today’s card is taken from the sketch over at Stamping 411 I immediately thought of this set when first seeing the sketch.
Once again, the lovely operators have provided us with measurements –
Base 8 1/2″ x 11″, scored and folded in half at 5 1/2″

Layer 2: 5 1/4″ x 4″

Layer 3: 3 1/4″ x 4″
Layer 4: 2″ x 4″
Layer 5: 1″ x 4″
Layer 6: some potential shape
Layers 7, any punched shapes or embellishments.. Just use your imagination!
For my card, I adhered my piece of DSP to Bashful Blue Cardstock.  I run Whisper White through my Bigshot using the Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots and adhered it to the top of the Bashful Blue Cardstock.
I punched a piece of Real Red Cardstock using my Eyelet Border Punch, added a piece of Early Expresso Grosgrain Ribbon along the middle & adhered to the middle of the card.  The whole piece was then adhered to my Base Card – Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.
Using Chocolate Chip Ink, I stamped the sentiment directly onto Whisper White Cardstock, punched a piece of Real Red Cardstock using my Decorative Label Punch, cut this in half & layered the Whisper White over the top allowing the Real Red edge to show on both top & bottom.
With Chocolate Chip Ink, I stamped the cupcake image, cut the bottom out & adhered to the card, using SU Dimensionals.  I repeated this same step, except using Bashful Blue Ink & cutting the top of the cupcake.  This was adhered to the card using SU Dimensionals.  I applied Rhinestones to the top of the cupcake.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Party Hearty, After Thoughts (Hotstess Level 1)
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Cardstock – Real Red, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
DSP – Celebrations
Punches – Decorative Label Punch, Eyelet Border
Embossing Folders – Perfect Polka Dots
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Early Expresso
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Bigshot, SU Dimensionals, Rhinestones
Until next time, Enjoy!

Wish Big…

This is a great birthday card for a boy!  Mind you, it could easily be turned into a card for the girls too.

I’ve taken the sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping – a really nice easy one, to create this card.

Base Card – Cut Whisper White Cardstock, score & fold
Layer 2 – DSP – 4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Layer 3 – Ribbon – Tie a knot in the ribbon and adhere to top of DSP & tuck ends under
Using Bigshot, Real Red & Sizzlits Dies – Big Bold Cupcakes – cut bottom of cake
Run through Crimper
Adhere to RHS card
Using Bigshot, Pacific Point Cardstock & Sizzlits Dies – Big Bold Cupcakes – cut top of cake
Adhere to top of Real Red Cardstock using SU Dimensionals
Using Bigshot, Bashful Blue Cardstock & Sizzlits Dies – Big Bold Cupcakes – cut sprinkles & randomly dhere to top of cake
Stamp sentiment using Real Red Ink

This sketch is able to be used time & time again for quick 5 minute cards.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet (Retired)
Ink – Real Red
Cardstock – Real Red, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point
DSP – Celebrations
Sizzlits Dies – Big Bold Cupcake
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stiched-Poly Pear Pizzazz
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!