Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Lilypad Lake Bendy Card

Hello!  Happy October!  Have a "Bendy Card" to share with you today that I created with the Lilypad Lake Bundle.  

Here's the card open:

I followed this tutorial from Beccy's Place to create the base for my Bendy Card.  I created the sky using Brusho Crystal Colors, and colored the stamped images using Stampin' Blends.

Thanks so much for visiting!

- Michelle

P.S.  World Cardmaking Day is coming this Saturday, and to celebrate, Stampin' Up! has some great specials this week!  You can see them in my online store here.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Animal Expedition Fancy Fold Card

Happy Sunday!  Today I have a Triple Z Fold Card to share with you that I created following instructions from Kim Williams in this blog post.  I chose designs from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper for my card:

I love that the Animal Friends Thinlits cut out images from the designer series paper -- making it quick and easy to create a fun card!

The greeting is from the Animal Outing stamp set (also available as a bundle with the Animal Friends Thinlits here), and is stamped on one of the small labels from the Share What You Love Embellishment kit:

I added a couple Faceted Dots around the greeting, and a larger one in the center of one of the Tropical Elements flowers, which I had colored with the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends:

The twine around the bottom of the card is from the Share What You Love Embellishment kit.

Hope you enjoyed this card!  Thanks so much for visiting!

- Michelle

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Impressionist Thank You Big Time

Hi!  Happy Tuesday!  Wanted to pop in and do a quick card share with you:

I created the Impressionist-style background for this card using Watercolor Paper, painted with leftover Shimmery Embossing Paste that I had dyed with Brusho for another project.  The greeting is from the Animal Outing set, stamped on a piece of Whisper White cut with a Stitched Labels Framelits die.

Hope you like this project!  Thanks for visiting!

- Michelle

Saturday, September 15, 2018

August SUper Friends Swaps and More

Hello!  Apologies for the silence here on my blog!  Back to school has really kept me busy . . . in fact, I can't believe it has been more than a month since I last posted here!  Doesn't feel like it has been that long.  I've still been stamping during that time, and had a wonderful gathering with many of my SUper Friends demonstrator group last month!  We swapped at our gathering, and I'm very excited to show you the cards everyone created.  Our swap theme was CASE the Catalog, though original designs were welcome, too!  (For those who haven't heard the term "CASE" before, it is an acronym in the stamping world, which is short for "Copy and Share Everything").

Agnes, inspired by a South African safari this summer, created her fabulous card with the Animal Outing Bundle.  She also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

Connie M.'s beautiful fall card was inspired by the design on the lower left corner of page 42 of the Holiday Catalog.  She used the Country Home stamp set, colored with Stampin' Blends, Country Lane Designer Series Paper, Chicken Wire Elements, and Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

Jana's design inspiration for her festive Dashing Deer card came from the banner on page 8 of the Holiday Catalog.  Jana also used the new Buffalo Check stamp setSoftly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stitched Labels Framelits (to create the doily on top of her banner!), and a touch of Burlap Ribbon

Jana finished the inside of her card with one of the smaller deer images from the set (apologies about the blurry photo!):

Judy-Ann's gorgeous card is created based on the sample with Cake Soiree on page 79 of the Annual Catalog.  Judy-Ann used the Sweet Cake Framelits to die cut the cake and cake stand, Watercolor  Pencils to color the frosted details on the cake, and the pretty leaves in the background are from the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

Judy-Ann added a sweet little flower stamp from the Cake Soiree set inside her card:

Jen created her darling card with the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper:

She also dressed up the inside with some stamping:

Kallien created her stunning trifold card with the Bouquet Blooms Bundle, based on a sample from page 167 of the Annual Catalog:

Here's a peek inside:

Kate's sweet Daisy Delight card is inspired by a design on page 123 of the Annual Catalog:

And, she used a fun sponging technique to create an area for the message inside, along with a daisy from the stamp set (apologies again for the fuzzy photo!):

Margery created this adorable window card with the Best Bunny Bundle, Striped Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch:

Here's the card open:

And a close up on the sweet bunny backside:

Nancy's card features an abstract art background created with Brusho Crystal Color on Watercolor Paper:

Like Connie M., I drew my inspiration from page 42 of the Holiday Catalog, and created this fall card with the Country Home stamp set, colored with Stampin' Blends, and used the Chicken Wire Elements and Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The fibers behind the focal image are separated strands of Burlap Ribbon.

I prepared a make and take for the gathering, with the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle.  We used the Thinlits die from the bundle to create the background of the card, using the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  The snowflake element was die cut using the same die and Glimmer Paper:

As if that isn't enough, I also have a couple bonus projects to share with you!  

Jen gave me this wonderful treat box, made with the Takeout Treats Bundle from the Holiday Catalog:

Here's a closer look at the tag she created:

Hope you enjoyed these amazing projects and are inspired to create some of your own.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog!!!

- Michelle

Friday, August 10, 2018

Fabulous Friends Friday: Marlene's Alternate Card with Good Things Grow Paper Pumpkin

Happy Friday!  Today's card is one I received from my amazingly talented friend Marlene in our last swap.  She took supplies from the March 2018 Good Things Grow kit, added a bit of card stock and imagination, and created this beautiful easel card:

I especially love how she colored the wood elements that were included as a special anniversary gift in the kit!  I believe she used Stampin' Blends!  So pretty!

By the way, August 10th is the deadline to sign up for the August kit.  So, if you haven't done so yet, what are you waiting for?  Also, if you are a new subscriber, you can get 50% off your first month!  Please click the link to visit my Paper Pumpkin page for more info!

Thanks for visiting!

- Michelle

Thursday, August 9, 2018

A Couple More Delightfully Detailed Meets Enjoy Life Cards

Hello!  Today I have a couple more cards to share with you that I created with a combination of Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper, images from the Enjoy Life stamp set, and Brusho Crystal Color.  The technique I used for these is a bit different than the first two cards I showed you (in this post, where I used the Delightfully Detailed paper as a mask to create two different pieces to finish into cards).  Here, I created a background by sprinkling Brusho (again a combination of Yellow, Gamboge and Moss Green) onto watercolor paper, then spritzing with water and letting the colors expand and flow a bit.  I did try to keep the yellow and oranges to the top of the piece and the green more like grass along the bottom.  After the watercolor paper dried, I adhered the Delightfully Detailed Paper on top of that.  

Here is the first card:

For this card, I added a sentiment on a circle of watercolor paper, die cut with the Layering Circle Framelits, watercolored with brusho to match the background, and stamped with foliage in Mossy Meadow ink and butterflies and greeting in Blackberry Bliss.  I added some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in the flower centers and wrapped some Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon twice around the watercolored/laser cut panel.

Here's the inside of this card:

Here is the second card:

And, here is the inside:

Hope you like these!

Please click the links above if you'd like to visit my online store and see more information about the products I used to create these cards.  And, don't forget it is Bonus Days in August -- for every $50 you spend, you can earn a $5 coupon to spend in September!  Please let me know if you have any questions or would like more information!

Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

3D Wednesday: Share What You Love Tea Bag Dispenser Box

Happy Wednesday!  Today I want to share a special project with you that I created for a swap earlier this summer with my friend Marlene.  This is a tea bag dispenser, which I made using the Splitcoaststampers Tea Bag Dispenser Box Tutorial, and decorated with the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper:

I also wrapped the box with the Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon:

The tag is stamped in Crumb Cake with an image from the Accented Blooms Stamp Set and cropped with the Tailored Tag Punch (apologies, it photographed rather washed out, but says "hello" and I promise looks much better in real life!).  I added a silver rose from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit to one side of the tag:

Here is a photo of it filled with tea and ready to be sent to Marlene:

This was a really fun project to make!  These would look really pretty made with the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper as well . . . or maybe some Christmas paper with holiday tea!  Lots of great possibilities for making some sweet gifts!

Thanks for visiting!

- Michelle