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poppystamps Masculine Card Today…

Hello! How about a Spring-y looking man card today!

I had some inky fun with this poppystamps Mountain Hills Plate.  I love that you get the ⅛ inch frame that cuts separate with this die!  And really, you could use any of the 3 scene parts by themselves too, the middle section – just partial die cut it then trim with the paper trimmer the rest of the way down.  😀

TIP:  If you have trouble lining up your panel on the front of your card evenly, just lay down this ⅛ inch frame cut on your A2 card base and eyeball that panel right down inside it!  My eyeballs need a lot of help! lol

I die cut it in white heavy cardstock, inked it with distress oxide inks, spattered with a little water (I like to spray a puddle of water in the palm of my left hand, then rub my hands together and clap over the card so the blobs aren’t huge) then adhered the panels to a card base.

The top blue sky is glued directly to the base.  The middle panel is adhered with thin mounting squares.  The bottom panel is adhered with regular mounting squares.

It’s not quite time for dandelions here but I love putting them on cards! lol  Which is crazy because in my mind, I don’t like yellow.  I use it but sparingly it seems. lol

I grabbed some old paper punches…I’ve kept all of mine.  I used to use them a lot for paper piecing, so fun!  I can’t part with my collection! Who am I kidding?!  No one would want them anyway! lol oh, back on track.  I used a mini flower and mini branch for these dandelions.

The little flowers from this die would work! Flower Meadow Background

Several stems from floral dies would work too! Florals

Then a few little puffy Memory Box clouds in the sky!  A beautiful day in the neighborhood!  If you live in Alaska. hehe

I love the new poppystamps Birthday Blowout stamp set… fab sentiments, this birthday one, enjoy your day, sending birthday wishes, for a very special someone and SIX MORE!  Really nice set!

Something for a guy in your life!

Thanks for stopping by today! Thank you to all who click to shop through my links!  I appreciate it so much!  Cardmakers after my own ❤ !

*** There’s so much new at Starlitstudio.net and Cindy is so fast shipping!  (It’s my birthday month, all month!!! hahahaha)

*** If you love to shop, over at Spellbinders, there’s a warehouse sale going on!

*** Semi Anual Die Cutting Sale at Scrapbook.com too!

Here’s the products I used to make this card…

GLUE SPONGE Acid-Free Liquid Gluing…
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Poppystamps – 2087 Mountain Hills…
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Poppystamps – 2109 Magnificent Moose…
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Poppystamps – CL470 Birthday Blowout…
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Memory Box Die – Puffy Clouds
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
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Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Accessory -…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Distress Ink coloring · MFT · Paper Smooches · Poppystamps · punches · Spellbinders dies · Summer · Taylored Expressions

Colorful Rainbow cards to share today…

Hi everyone!  Two clean and simple cards I made for stamp club last Friday.  Annette had the program and she had rainbow for the theme.  These are the two cards I made…one to swap and one for Annette’s birthday card.

I used the poppystamps paintbrush die, colored with Copic Sketch Markers, a Taylored Expressions brush rubber stamp, You color my world is from a new poppystamps stamp set, inked with Versafine Black Onyx ink and stamped with the MISTI.  I stamped the brush stamp with Regular Distress Inks.  I centered the stamp on the lid of the MISTI and moved the card to stamp the different colors.  I did stamp each color two and three times to get the bold color.

Both cards are A2 top folding card bases, almost one layer!

The bike is a new Spellbinders die cut in heavy white card-stock…run it through with the tan mat a second time so it embosses nicely.

The street and the stitched rectangle are from a MFT blueprints die set, the butterflies are an old Marvy punch…sorry I didn’t have time to look for a die but I’ll see if I can find something similar to link to and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Thanks for stopping by on this fine Tuesday!  I’ll be back soon with more of you know what! lol  Have a creative, colorful week!

Supplies, Stamps and Tools I used to make these cards… (click – STR links to Starlitstudio, SSS links to Simon Says Stamp, SBC links to scrapbook.com and BLIC links to Dick Blick)  Thank you!

Spellbinders – D-Lites Die – Bicycle
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My Favorite Things BLUEPRINTS 25…
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Poppystamps die – Devyn Butterfly Trio
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Memory Box WIDE PAINT STROKE POPPY…
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Studio Katia BRUSH STROKES Clear…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps STUDIO…
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SugarPea Designs WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Reverse Confetti COLOR ME HAPPY Clear…
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Avery Elle Clear Stamps BRUSHED Set…
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Your Next Stamp PAINT SWOOSHES AND…
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Poppystamps – CL459 Autumn Fairies…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
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VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
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Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
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VersaMark Watermark Mini Stamp Pad 1×1
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VersaMark Watermark Ink Refill .5oz
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Super Fine Detail White Embossing…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
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Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | BLIC | SSS ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
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Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer with…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
card-stock
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Ranger Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin
[ STR ]
Ranger Distress Mini Cube Inks
[ STR ]
Copic
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA…
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Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Magnolia · Memory Box · Paper Smooches · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · punches · rubber stamps · Summer

Memory Box 2014 Holiday Stamps Blog Blitz starts today and a Paper Smooches/poppystamps Rainbow…

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Today I’m starting the week off with the NEW Memory Box Bramble Surprise rubber stamp. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it!!  I love the whimsical feel of it!  I decided on some Copic colorbook therapy with some Distress ink blending for the background.

I matted the image and the Distress Dot paper with the Mini Perfect Layers Tools and cutting mat… love them!  Links on the right and below…

 

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After I colored the image, I went around the perimeter of the card with Weathered Wood Distress ink first, then I added in Chipped Sapphire,  then Dusty Concord and on the very edge a bit of Black Soot. Walnut Stain on the bottom.

Then I sprayed water into the palm of my hand and dropped it onto the inked part, staying away from the moon.

I shook up a bottle of White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray real good, opened it and spattered the white dots on by tapping the cap and letting the ink flick off the end of the tube.

I die cut the letters for the word ‘fall’ from the Alphabet Soup die. I put scor tape on the back of Memory Box White card-stock before I cut.  The letters are really easy to adhere to the card when the tape is already on there. The drawback is, the thicknesss causes the holes in the die, (for poking out the waste) to emboss.

I layered Memory Box Violet Distress Dots Card-stock to a top fold A-2 Memory Box Kraft card base that I embossed with the Memory Box Dots Stencil.

Click over to the Memory Box Blog, HERE to comment for a chance to win this stamp!

Linking to the Artistic Expressions Challenge Blog – Anything Goes

 

I’m behind getting my cards posted on my blog but I will catch up soon!  I wanted to share this CAS Summer card that I made for our area stamp club monthly swap.  July’s theme was a Summer scene.

 

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The sentiment is from Magnolia, rainbow is Paper Smooches, cloud border is poppystamps and the sun is an old EK Success medium size punch.

Linking up to Addicted to CAS – Sky
the Cutting Edge Challenge #3 – card inspiration

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Thanks for stopping by!  Catch up with you later!

Links to supplies I used…

Birthday · cards · CAS · Distress Ink coloring · Printworks · punches · rubber stamps · Snowman · Watercolor · Winter

Printworks…New stamps…New coupon code!

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I LOVE the NEW Birthday stamps from Printworks!  SO FUN to watercolor the Happy Birthday stamp with Printworks stamp pad ink!  Click HERE to shop the collection in CLING stamps… Click HERE to shop the collection in WOOD mount stamps. Be sure to click on the other Birthday categories too… so many stamps that coordinate!  On the inside I used this stamp… in the store HERE

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Isn’t that an awesome sentiment!   Love it!  Sweet!  Balloons are a Marvy punch and the balloon strings are white Button thread.

Linking up to some challenges…
Feeling Crafty – dies or punches
Fairytale – More than two colors
Case This Sketch
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – We love stamps
Die Cut Divas – use pink

Here’s the deal…

Printworks has a free shipping Valentine’s special this week for orders over $20, code: VDAY2014

THEN for the frosting on that cake…

ADD this code in the comment section of your order PAM2014 for 5% off and Printworks will get back to you with an updated total!  

Now that’s a Happy Birthday! lol

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Another charming snowman named Snowballs from Printworks!  I love the wire heart on the bucket handle and the sweet bird!  hahaha… a bucket/pail for the hat… so cute!  I watercolored this guy with Distress Ink markers on Canson watercolor paper.  I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker for the snow in the pail and the snowball.

On the inside…

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The other stamps I used are…

Happy Winter
Let the Good Times Roll
Diamond Dust
Ribbon Border
Snowballs

Here’s a link to Printworks Collection’s Facebook page… click over to like and keep up with all the latest news!

Linking up to some challenges…
Sketch Saturday
Papertake Weekly – with a heart

Happy Everything to you!  Thanks for stopping by!  Love having you and LOVE and appreciate your encouraging words!  Thank you so much!  You’re the BEST!

cards · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Martha Stewart · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · Printworks · PTI · punches · rubber stamps · Savvy · Tags · Tim Holtz stamps · Washi Tape · Winter

More Christmas cards and a tag…

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The minute I saw this car on Savvy’s FB page, I knew I had to have it and it needed a tree on top!  Isn’t it the cutest thing ever?!  love how the tag turned out.   Friday afternoon was our stamp clubs annual Christmas party and this was one of the things we made.

I had to hang it on my tree and take a picture too! lol  (the snow background stamps is an older background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, not sure if it’s available anymore or not)

Linking to…
Cuttin’ and Stampin’ Challenge – tag
Die Cuttin’ Divas – Happy Holidays

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We always give each other Christmas cards.  I had plenty of cards already made but when Debby posted this card on Thursday, I immediately set to work totally inspired by  her beautiful card!!!

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It’s great that vellum is coming ‘on trend’ again!  What’s old is new again… good thing because I have a stash! lol  And embossing powder too!  Just can’t throw anything away because it’ll cycle around again and you’ll love it once more!  YAY!  Perfect for Christmas and Valentines!

Linking to…
Deep Ocean Challenge – Something Old

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Memory Box Trulani Wreath die,  Papertrey Ink sentiment, Hearts from a Martha Stewart big border punch and pearls.

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Next up…a card designed by Annette Kerr, that we made at club.  It made it into the Splitcoast Stampers CAS Favorites thread!  Yay! thank you ladies!

CAS-Favorite

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Memory Box Bianca Snowflake die and Printworks Merry Christmas.  So pretty and sparkly too!  Thank you Annette!

Linking to…
Addicted to CAS Challenges – Snowflakes

Next up…a card designed by Linda Ward, that we made at club.

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The Washi Tape was so much fun and the little metallic border stickers too!  Thanks Linda!

Barbara had us make the cutest elf shoe but I left mine there so I won’t have it until next meeting. : (

I could keep making Christmas cards for a few more months!!!  So many wonderful ideas out there!  Thanks everyone for stopping by and for sharing your creative spirit!  I appreciate it and it inspires me to keep creating!

Supplies I used to make these cards and tag…

cards · Christmas · Class · Hero Arts · Memory Box · punches · rubber stamps · Winter

Memory Box Elyse Tree and the Holiday Online Card Class…

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oh boo… should’ve put a partridge and a pear in the tree!  I was planning on putting a bird in the tree but I forgot when I started thinking the swirls looked like snow and then the snowflakes landed on there instead! haha!  I forgot to use the white Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen on the snowflakes!  I’m going to add that!

I used the pretty Elyse tree die from Memory Box, HERE and mounted it on a piece of card-stock I just cut with the paper cutter.  The background is a Hero Arts stamp.  I stamped it with Clearsnap’s Frost White pigment ink on Desert Storm card-stock.

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The sentiment stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  I cut a strip ¾ inch wide, stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink and trimmed the ends to make the banner.  The teeny flake is an old Fiskars 3 different corners snowflake punch.

Clever way to do the sentiment on a Z-fold card… so why did it take two pieces of card-stock to get the background stamped?! lol  I was close to changing the plan and using pattern paper! lol

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The Holiday Card Class is fun, simply because it’s out of the ordinary of what I usually do!  More than likely you will get a break tomorrow…no post from Pam!  Friday I hope to be back with a Magnolia Christmas card for Tilda’s Town challenges.

Happy stamping to you!  Thanks for looking and talk to you later!

cards · Christmas · Class · copics · Printworks · punches · rubber stamps · Snowman · Winter

Joe Kool meets Holiday Online Card Class…

 

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Joe Kool visited our city bearing snow and cold yesterday!  He decided it was SNOW time!  It was still here this a.m. but the sun was out strong and melted it all away by afternoon…I’m sure Joe Kool will be back! haha  Gotta have a white Christmas!

I really hesitated signing up for this online class… didn’t register until Sunday!  In the past I’ve always struggled making the time to complete any of the assignments.   For this session there is a day between classes and that was just the break I needed to make one of the assignments! hip hip hooray!  I hope I can do some more!

What fun!  I love kraft, red, black and white! Throw in the washi tape, twine and a snowman and I’m smilin’!

Joe Kool is just one of the many awesome snowmen from Printworks Collection.  You can find him in the store HERE. The sentiment snow time HERE and Happy everything HERE.

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I stamped Joe with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Get a load of that sparkle!!!  You’ve heard about the Wink of Stella glitter brush markers?!  WAY cool, like Joe!  Check them out HERE! I used the white, red and dark green ones. (brushed right over the coloring) They dry fast too!

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Inside…a gift card holder crafted with vellum and washi tape.  I didn’t have a gift card to put in the pocket, so I put a piece of green card-stock in there for the photo. Now  you can see the white embossed happy everything!   (don’t mind the few specks of white…insert TIP…when you’re embossing on vellum… put a dark paper behind so you can see said specks! Just pretend they’re snow! All better now)

Snowflake punch is this one… HERE.

Challenges
Addicted to Stamps – punches or dies
Seize the Sketch  – sketch
Paper Playtime – sparkle
Shopping Our Stash – use something already out on your desk (wink of stella pens, copics, stamp pads, washi tape, twine)

Just plain fun!  Thanks for looking!  Love it when you stop by!  Always love to hear from you too!  Take care and stay warm!

Supplies I used…