Monday, August 21, 2017

Painted Harvest

Sunday was the day for my son and future daughter-in-law's bridal shower. It was a wonderful shower with family and friends attending. The couple received wonderful gifts. We are blessed with so many community members, friends, and family that are support the two as they begin the next journey in life! As one of their gifts, I made 50 thank you cards with matching envelopes.

I used the new Painted Harvest stamp set that is found in the new Holiday catalog that starts September 1, 2017. I used Bermuda bay for the flower color and Pear Pizzazz for the background color and leaves. The leaves are actually from the Daisy stamp set. I speckled the background with Old Olive and the center of the flower is Memento black. You will see more of this stamp set from me.

Just thought I would share one other picture. I was asked to make cream cheese mints for the shower so wanted to surprise the bride-to-be with tooth mints. She will be finishing dentistry school in May, therefore, the tooth idea. I looked everywhere online for a tooth mint mold, but didn't have any luck. I did find the supplies to make my own mint mold and I was very pleased with how they turned out. The bride-to-be was happy to see the teeth mints and had to send this picture to her other dentist classmates! She asked to have them for the wedding too! Now to work on a mint mold made especially for my son! He is an engineer!

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Jane

Monday, August 14, 2017

Patio Rules

Did a little crafting this weekend. Seems like a large amount of my time is working on things for my son's upcoming wedding. The bridal shower is this coming Sunday so I worked on a gift for the couple. The kids are redoing their patio on their house so thought this might be a nice addition.
Will need to give it a couple coats of polyurethane and it should be done.
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Jane

Monday, August 7, 2017

A Little Wild bookmark

Who wouldn't like to see this little guy peeking out from your pages of a book? So simple and yet pretty darn cute.
The "A Little Wild" stamp set (pg. 108 AC) makes this bookmark with the front and back image that is easily stamped with memento ink on smoky slate card stock, cut with the Little Loves framelit dies (Bundle pg. 108 AC), and then attached to a large paper clip using mini glue dots (pg. 202 AC). This little project was seen on Chic n Scratch's Youtube video. Don't forget there is a bear and lion image too that can be used for the same bookmark project. A piece of 1/8 inch Sheer ribbon (pg. 199 AC) is run through the hole that is already cut by the framelit die and then a tiny bow is tied around it using the Solid white Baker's twine (pg. 199 AC).
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Jane

Monday, July 31, 2017

A Little Wild

I've met my goal to post a card a day for the month of July! It's been A Little Wild (pg. 108 AC) so decided it was appropriate to post another card from this stamp set. I hope you have enjoyed looking at the different cards.
The base card is made from smoky slate card stock. The design at the top and bottom are made from the stamp set's coordinating die (pg. 214 AC-does come in a bundle too) and cut out of smoky slate. I stamped the elephant image in smoky slate. I cut two Stitched Shapes Framelit circles, one out of watercolor paper and the other out of Pink Pirouette (really should invest in the new in-color Powder Pink pg. 184 AC). I colored the elephant using an aqua painter and the ink colors, smoky slate and pink pirouette. I added some metallic silver thread (pg. 198 AC) behind the pink circle. This card was CASEd from Nadine's StampinClub.

I don't believe I can keep up with a card a day so my plan is to post over the weekend so by Monday morning you can check the blog for a new idea. I will have this little guy soon so looking forward to Grandma time!

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Jane

Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Little Wild

A new baby boy was added to our community last week so decided to make a baby card in honor of the new parents. Congratulations Ben and Debra!
In making this card, I will do things a little differently next time. If you can see by the picture, I lost some of the texture on the cable knit embossed background because I embossed first and then cut the circle from the front of the card. It also left a lot of marks from my well used clear cutting plates (pg. 209 AC). Next time, I will slightly attach the Bermuda bay card stock to the base card using sticky notes so it doesn't move, cut the middle circle through the Bermuda bay card stock and the front of the base card, and then remove the Bermuda bay card stock to run through the embossing folder. Then I would reattach to the front of the base card. I added a little Bermuda bay 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon through the circle. Stamped the elephant from the A Little Wild stamp set (pg. 108 AC) on watercolor paper, cut the front and back image using the coordinating Little Loves framelit (bundle available pg. 108), and colored the elephant using an aqua painter and smoky slate and pink pirouette ink pads (pg. 186 AC). I attached the front image to the back image only at the top, so by leaving the feet unattached, I could slip the image over the bottom edge of the circle.
Having the back image is so adorable. On the inside, front part of the base card, I stamped the jar using Archival Black ink from the Jar of Love stamp set (pg. 29 AC) so that the elephant looks like he is standing on the jar to peek through the hole. I stamped the sentiment with Bermuda bay ink through the center circle onto the back of the base card. CASEd this card from Tina Rappe, with a few changes of my own.
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Jane

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Coffee Break Designer Series Paper

This card uses the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (pg. 188 AC) and the sentiment from the Coffee Cafe stamp set (pg. 31 AC). I have two examples.

One of the papers in the Coffee Break DSP has images on it. I fussy cut the coffee pots and the cups on the right hand card, but did you know that there is a die from the Coffee Cups framelits (pg. 213 AC) that will cut the cups (shown on the left card) from the DSP.
How quick is that! I added a white and early espresso circle cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (pg. 214 AC) and just layered them on the front of the card. Added some DSP and stamped the sentiment. CASEd this card from Tina Rappe.
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Jane

Friday, July 28, 2017

This Little Piggy

The base card is white with a piece of the Wood Texture DSP (pg. 187 AC) on top. It measures 5 1/4 x 4 inches. I used a half of a lace doily (retired--there are different Delicate White Doilies available on pg. 194 AC) at the top of the wood texture DSP. With a sponge dauber (pg. 200 AC) and Berry Burst ink, I created the polka dot white card stock background and cut the 2" strip with a banner edge at the bottom. Used the Stitched Shapes Framelit oval to cut a piece of watercolor paper that I stamped the pig and sentiment from the This Little Piggy stamp set (pg. 48 AC) on. I added a piece of 1/2" Finely Woven ribbon (pg. 198) tied with Linen Thread (pg. 199 AC) at the top of the card. This card was inspired by Jessica Hill, although, I switched things up a bit.
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Jane