Saturday, September 25, 2021

GIve it a Whirl - Peekaboo Farm

I'm in love with this Give it a whirl die- I 'm now just looking at every set to see how I can use it with this die.  This set was perfect for this.  

Base card is white thick. Diecut the circle with thick cardstock as well and stamp- hello there, Miss you and the sheep on the wheel in black.

I stamped the pig and the cow where I though they ought to be,  stamped the same onto post it notes and cut it out and used it over the images to make sure the balmy blue I was using blender brushes would not cover the animals.  I did the same to the clouds I cut out to make sure they stayed white while I colored in the sky.  stamp the rock wall and the hooves of the animals on a scrap and color and cut it out. mount the wall with tape and hooves with dimensionals.  added a strip of grass (another company) in Pear pizazz. stamp the bird and color in.

So Stinking Cute!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Give it a whirl- Oh Snap

When I saw this crocodile set I could not help myself but to get it- it just makes me smile- his funny face-  it is now retired but we made a card like this in one of our classes this spring before it retired but when I saw the Give it a whirl die i knew I wanted to make it with the creatures in his mouth.

The basecard is white thick. diecut the wheel in thick white CS as well and stamp the animals and sentiments (are inbetween the animals)  on the wheel.  I auditioned the crocodile to see where he would best fit with the circle window - that is the beauty of the stampin up die that you can really  adjust it put it where you need it. Super brilliant whoever came up with the design.  The front rectangle piece was coloed using the faux torn paper technique- tear a piece of paper and use it on either side and used blender pen and balmy blue to create the water then added the waves with black and same with flowers. Colored in flowers using Poppy parade.

stamp the crocodile on a scrap piece of paper, color in with granny apple green light and dark stampin blends and cut it out and mount with dimensionals- the upper mouth/ snout covers the brad. Make usre you mount the crocodile in a way the dimensionals do not cover the round opening otherwise the mechanism does not work- ask me how I know....

Another thing - when you stamp the animals in the circle, you have to make sure the direction of the animals. the first time I did this I stamped the animals using the circle template that I made and the animals were all in the wrong direction so I had to turn the wheel around and do it again on the back- i do this a lot!

I just whipped this out in no time at all- so easy with this die!


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sweet strawberry variations

So sweet - this was a Stamp-n- chat challenge for our group. The base card is white thick cardstock with a layer of Real Red embossed with painted texture embossing folder.  The Berry Delightful DSP (retired) strip across the card.  A piece of white circle stamped with the leaves in black and colored it in with old olive.  stamp and diecut the two strawberries, stems, and flowers and mount with tape and dimensionals as shown.   The sentiment is stamped onto a piece diecut from Ornate Frames dieset.

This is another card I made with base card of real red and layer of Granny Apple Green. The white cardstock had impression made with Stitched with Whimsy die to create the marginal stitching.  Stampe the senitment in balck and a set of leaves with flowers.  Stamp 2 strawberreis and 3 flowers on a scrap of white using real red and black ink . color the center of the flowers with daffodil delight and diecut and mount with dimensionasl as shown.  Such fun cards! 


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Give it a Whirl- Measure of Love

I just love scale stamps- I had to have it and of course the give it whirl dieset has a rectangle that has the almost perfect opening for the sentiments.  

The base card is real red with sentiment stamped in versamark and heat embossed in white.  I diecut with a part of the circle die the part where the wheel would be so it would be unencumbered to turn.

the mechanism cover I cut short and only used the top part of the rectangle so the sentiment would show below and I only needed 4" square of the pattern party DSP (hostess item)

I stamped the sentiments on the wheel- using a template I made before- stamped the scale in white and colored it in with real red and smoky slate and mounted using dimensionals to  hide the brad.  and the measureing cups from What's cooking set stamped in pear pizazz and diecut and mounted with dimensionals as well. Looks hard but super easy!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Artistic Dies in white

You know I can't throw away anything i think I may have use for later.  I had this tiny strip of glimmer paper sitting on my desk for eons.   I was looking to make a clean and simple card and this is what came out. Take a basecard of white thick.  take another piece of white cardstock and diecut the large open flowers as shown.  Use dimensionals to mount the flowers and he carstock- some of the solid leaves on the end were I attached with dimensionals behind it.  Not sure why there is a yellow tinge but the whole card is just white on white. I put the pumpkin pie cardstock behind it so it would show better on the picture but maybe that is why 
added the strip of glimmer paper -so clean and simple-  now it reinforces the idea that I was right to keep that tiny strip...

I need to join hoarders anonymous!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Pretty Flowers embossing folder with vellum

Such a easy but super pretty card.  Base card is white thick.  take a piece of vellum cardstok and emboss with the Pretty Flowers folder,  Color from the debossed (back) side with stamping blends - here it was polished inke light and dark, Pear pizazz, daffodil, basic black.  Turn it over and the colors look blended even if you did not do much blending. 

taylor made tag diecut with hello from Biggest wish set stamped in Evening Evergreen mounted with dimensionals.  some gold Simply Elegant trim added as shown and easy peasy card.


Saturday, September 4, 2021

Artistically Inked flowers in polished pink

I was inspired by this card on the left which was made using Blushing bride basecard, layer of white with the flower stamped on the upper 2/3rd as shown.  Added the 3/8 inch metallic blushing bride ribbon (retired) and took a piece of the Taylor Made Tag die and stamped the thanks and mounted with dimensions.  Diecut the leaves in gold and tucked it in hear and there- i cut one of the leaves that would have been hidden by the tag and attached it on the top right.  So very pretty.

 So I took base of white thick CS and added a layer of white stamped with polished pink flowers - some direct, some stamped off and leaves tucked in between in old olive - diecut the leaves in white and cut it up to make it look the way you see it

add a strip of 1/2 inch white with I'm thinking of you from Art Gallery set.


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Artistically Inked in Polished Pink

It's funny that when I saw this set I was not sure how I felt about it - the flowers seemed wonky and what is the deal with the weird funky shape on the right side top? Right?  well - this weird stamp has now become one of my all time favorites with its cool alcohol ink image without any effort at all- super cool!

Any way base card is Evening Evergreen with a layer of white stamped with yes- the weird image- i did it 3 times, once to the right of the green DSP strip, one above it - it does not matter that it overlaps- it just creates extra cool layer image- 

then across thecenter above the middle to create the background basic using Mint macaron inkpad.  I ciecut the large leaf die and cut it up and put it all over as shown.  I stamped the large flower in polished pink then rolled the edges to take some of the ink off to create a more two tone- and the lower flower and the little flowers in solid polished pink, The small flowers come 3 in one stamp and diecuts all 3 at the same time- so much easier!)  the right upper flower was stamped with Calypso Coral for a slight different color.
hello was stamped in Evening evergreen - the die is from Hippo and Friends dieset- the right side cut off  mounted with dimensionals- and the ribbon is the same color 3/8" Open Weave ribbon which comes in all the In-colors- attached with a glue dot.

Added some gold accents diecut from Forever Flourishing dieset.

This was one of the cards we made for our monthly Stampin' with Lynda zoom class- the third Saturday of each month 9-10:30AM. Email me at if you would like to join me or view future videos.


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Pansy Petals DSP

 Such as pretty paper- I almost don't want to cut it up but I did- this was one of the cards we made for our zoom class using the DSP with dies to match.  Stampin' Up is just coming up with beautiful DSP that can be cut with the diecuts that come with the stampset- such clever idea- Even if you just had the paper you could make some gorgeous cards.

The base is Fresh Fressia with layer of Scallops contours diecut white.  another later of Fressia using the same dieset next size down.  the Freesia DSP with the next size down from the same Scallops contours die set stamped with sentiment in Blackberry bliss in the left side top corner as shown.  Take a strip of 3/8 :super easy but l" open weave ribbon in Freesia (comes in all this year's In-colors). Diecut the flowers and leaves (there is two pages of flowers and 2 pages of leaves- enough for everyone in my class and then some). Mount with dimensionals to finish out the card.  Soooo Pretty!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Penned Flowers dies Happy Birthday

The penned flowers dieset has this open flower die and flower and leaves dies that is so beautiful.

I cut a bunch of them and adhered it around onto a thick white cardstock. I put a scallops contours diecut frame in the center with dimensionals that I stamped with Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sweet ice Cream set in Magenta.

the leaves are diecut with Soft Seafoam and the flowers were diecut in white and I sponged a little Fresh Freesia in the center using a sponge dauber to add just a hint of color.  mounted the leaves and flowers in the corners.  Added some smallest pearls to accent and it is done.