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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lea's Birthday Card

I really liked Betsy Veldman's SAF 2014 Kit: 1940's 
when it was first introduced. I finally used this 
set to make a card for my daughter-in-law. 
 One of  Betsy's cards  
was my inspiration for this birthday card.
Betsy's card was a lesson in combining stamps to 
create a patterned card. I used similar images 
from the set but varied the colours: 
Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, and Aqua Mist.

The sentiment banner was stamped and then 
fussy cut so it could be attached over the central image. 
The rest of the sentiment was stamped directly onto 
the card front panel. The sweet flowers were die cut 
and stamped using Quilted: Summer.

Card Inside
I wanted to bring some of the card front elements 
to the inside of the card, so the frame and a few 
of the flowers were added with the 
Pure Poppy sentiment (Framed Out #1) as the focal point!

A Few Extras:
Since my son and daughter-in-law live out of town, 
I needed to keep her gift simple and easy to mail. 
I made two gift card envelopes using 
Hawaiian Shores card stock and Seed Packet die.
Sparkle and Shine stamps were added to the 
Button Card die with a gift card inside.

Lea loves tea from David's Tea, so I got her a gift card from 
that location and added a belly band to indicate the contents!! 
Tea for Two stamps and dies; flowers from the SAF 1940's Kit 
and hearts from Love Lives Here: Holiday complete the look!

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ahoy Birthday

I've been absent from my blog, but still have so 
many cards and projects to share from the last 8 months!! 
Here's a card I made for my son's birthday last fall 
using Ahoy stamps and dies. I started by creating a mask on 
white card stock so I could sponge Spring Rain ink 
to create a circle background for the main images 
on the card front. Before removing the mask, 
I stamped the wave images using Blueberry Sky ink. 
The sailboat was die cut and then stamped with 
Pure Poppy and Kraft inks.  The die cut rope and anchor 
were stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed 
with Silver Embossing powder.

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
The birds were stamped with Close To My Heart: Grey Wool ink.
The card front was attached to a bright blue card base from my stash. 

Card Inside
An additional piece of white card stock was applied 
to the inside of the card base. The sentiment 
was stamped with black ink and the waves 
with Moonstruck Blue (Close To My Heart)  
and Spring Rain inks.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Quilted:Summer Birthday

I love all of the Quilted Stamp sets and dies from 
Papertrey Ink. There's so many colour combinations 
and fun patterns that can be created. 
For this birthday card, I started by creating 
a water coloured front panel using 
Limeade Ice and Berry Sorbet on water colour paper. 
The square frame (Quilted:Summer) was cut from 
Berry Sorbet card stock and the various
 'triangular patches' from white card stock. 
These 'patches' were stamped with 
Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice and Lemon Tart inks.
A small pinwheel from the set was die cut and stamped 
and then added with foam tape to the center of the 
quilt block. A Candy Dot accents the center of the pinwheel. 
Before adding the sentiment, I used two lines of 
stitching from Moments Inked: Edge die to create 
a space for the sentiment (Get Lost).
Three coloured Candy Dots (Stampin' Up) were 
placed on either side of the sentiment.
The card base was stamped with Background Basics: Gingham.
Card Interior
Sentiment: Purls of Wisdom
Image: Quilter's  Sampler

Supplies (PTI unless noted)
Stamps - Quilted: Summer, Background Basics: Gingham, 
Purls of Wisdom, Quilter's Sampler
Inks - Limeade Ice, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet; Memento:Tuxedo Black
Paper - Stamper's Select White; Water coloured paper; Stampin' Up Rustic Cream
Dies - Quilted: Summer, Moments Inked: Edge die
Other - Stampin' Up:Candy Dots; foam tape; copic markers

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.