Washi Thanks

I’m thankful for… family, friends, good food… and washi tape!

I know it is a little early for Thanksgiving, but everything I needed for this card was sitting there asking to be used! I already had a Leaflet framelit cut out from making leaf stencils for a previous card, I got carried away with Hello You thinlits when I first got them and had a whole stack of words waiting to be used, and washi tape is so easy it’s always ready to go!

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Order of operations is important for this card! I always cut out all the pieces and dry fit them together before adding adhesive; it’s a good habit to get into. In this case, the washi tape was added to the top white panel and the right edge was wrapped around the back of the paper for a nice crisp edge. It’s important to do that before gluing the Blackberry Bliss layer, or there wouldn’t be a back side to wrap the tape around!

As usual, vellum is tricky to get glued down without the glue being obvious. That’s what we get for using clear paper, I suppose. For this card, I used glue dots on the “nks” of “thanks” and attached the word and the leaf together first. Then, wherever the “nks” was covering I could hide the glue dots to hold the leaf in place.

A couple more glue dots for the “tha” and this card was complete!

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I’m gone for a week of cabin relaxation, quality family time, and bare bones crafting! I’ve packed a limited amount of card making materials, including some brand new things I haven’t had a chance to try out yet! It was very difficult to determine which supplies were the most important to pack and which ones I could leave behind. When I get back, I’ll let you know how it went!

Happy stamping to all and to all US residents Happy 4th!

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Materials:

Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Leaflet Framelit Dies, Hello You Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Vellum, Color Me Autumn and Cherry On Top Washi Tape (c) Stampin’ Up!

 

Blue Roses Too

Today’s card uses Rose Garden Thinlit Dies from Stampin’ Up! I cut out the image in white first, to get the outline. I glued this outline onto a rectangular piece of white cardstock using snail adhesive; I basically covered the entire rectangle with adhesive.

Then I cut out the image again in Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. I placed the petal pieces inside the white outline like completing a puzzle. Once all the spaces were filled, I cut along the edges of the rose to remove the background rectangle.

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I used the Project Life Corner Rounding Punch to curve all the edges of the background panels. In my opinion this step makes a card look a little more formal or fancy.

Panel sizes: White Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″), Bermuda Bay Panel (4″ x 5-1/4″), 2 Pool Party Panels (3-3/4″ x 2-7/16″)

One simple stamp finishes off this card from the What I Love stamp set from Sale-a-bration. I love this scroll-y font, so elegant!

This card makes me think of the song “What a Wonderful World” so now I will be singing it the rest of the day!

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This is a crazy month, with lots of camping and cabin trips packed in! It’s lots of fun… but it means I can’t participate in most of my favorite card challenges. I still have lots of cards to share with you though, so keep checking back!

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

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Materials:

Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: What I Love (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Bermuda Bay (c) Stampin’ Up!

Punch: Project Life Corner Rounder Punch (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: dimensionals

Perfect Simplicity

For today’s card, I returned to the Rose Garden thinlit dies.

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The rose image stamped out from the largest die in this set is so beautiful, you hardly have to do anything to it to make a card. This card features two roses, two leaves, and a plain white background; simple!

To make a card like this, I cut a rose in Bermuda Bay and one in Daffodil Delight. I carefully trimmed off the leaves, rounding the edges so it looked like they were never there in the first place. I also cut out two leaves in Wild Wasabi; I didn’t cut a whole rose out for these. I just cut a piece big enough for a leaf, ran the leaf part of the die through the machine, and backed it out again.

Optional: You can save the petal pieces that are cut out from the rose to create neat stained glass effects! For example, I used the Daffodil Delight petals to make this card.

Once my pieces were ready to go, I laid them out on my card. The two roses overlap, so I trimmed the Daffodil Delight rose so it would look like it was behind the Bermuda Bay one. I adhered the roses and leaves to the white card panel and trimmed all the edges where they overlapped.

The trickiest part is that the ends like to stick up if they aren’t glued down really well. If you use liquid glue, make sure to use very tiny dots so the glue doesn’t squeeze out and make a mess. If you use glue dots (like I did) glue down every single loose end around the edges of the card. These loose ends love to catch on things, then get bent at awkward angles, and don’t look nearly as pretty. It is a hassle to put a glue dot (or dot of liquid glue) on every little piece, but it is totally worth it!

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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

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Materials:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Rose Garden Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Glue Dots

A Shower of Babies

A friend of mine just had a baby boy and a coworker adopted twin baby girls! I made two dozen of the little blue thank you cards with a variety of animals and a single coral congrats card. Of course, I forgot to take a picture of all the thank you cards together before wrapping them up as a gift. I didn’t want to redo all the wrapping, so I had to wait to get a thank you back in the mail to take the picture!

Both the boy and girl versions of this card have the same layout, with just a few minor variations in numbers of balloons and types of animals.

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Thank you cards like these are a great way to use up some designer series paper. Even after making 24 of these cards, I still only used one and a half sheets of this Mint Macaron paper from the It’s My Party Paper Stack. It goes a really long way!

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I cut cloud shaped masks out of post-it notes, basing the shape in the clouds in the Balloon Celebrations stamp set, but making them a bit bigger. I sponged the sky using soft Soft Sky ink, then reused the clouds on the next card!

The animals come from Zoo Babies and Thankful Forest Friends. All were fussy cut. Yup, ALL 25. The Balloons come from the Balloon Celebrations stamp set and are punched out using the Balloon Bouquet punch. All of these are from Stampin’ Up!

Strings on balloons are hand drawn. I place things where I want them, put a little dot where each end of the string will be, move all the pieces out of the way, and attempt to draw a straight-ish line. Each end of the string is tied with a little teardrop shaped loop.

Thanks for visiting, happy stamping!

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Materials Used:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Pretty Petals, It’s My Party Designer Series Papers (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets: Zoo Babies, Thankful Forest Friends, Perfect Pairs, Balloon Celebrations, Mystery Stamp Set* (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Marina Mist, Soft Sky (c) Stampin’ Up!

Punches: Balloon Bouquet Punch (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Sponge, Post-It Notes, Basic Grey Stampin’ Write Marker (c) Stampin’ Up!

*I borrowed the “Thanks to you…” stamp from my mom, but forgot to write down the name of the stamp set and cannot find it online anywhere. Sorry!

Compass Challenged

This card was inspired by the color challenge at Stamp Ink Paper (#303).

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I substituted Tip Top Taupe for Sahara Sand. I did lots of coloring on stamped images and on DSPs for this card.  I would normally share more… but my two year old son has come down with Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. I already made this  card so I thought I’d better post it quick.

Happy stamping!

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