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Tree Rings Background Stamp CASE

I've been working on CASEing some of the cards in our annual catalog.  Today I'll be looking at the card pictured on page 164.  It uses the new Tree Rings background stamp.  Here is the picture in the catalog.

Tree rings catalog

This is the card that I made.  We made this card in class this week.

Tree Rings CASE card

The card base is Crumb Cake measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored 4 1/4.  Stamp the Tree Rings background stamp on the front in Early Espresso.

The daisy is stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto Rich Razzleberry.  Make two of them. Punch out with the new Daisy punch.  Stamp the center of the daisy all in razzleberry and punch out with the 1/2 inch circle punch.  Also stamp a razzleberry circle with the 1 inch circle punch.  Cut this circle all around in little slits.  Adhere the parts of the daisy with dimensionals.  Curve the petals using your bone folder.  Use the Daisy Delight bundle.

Stamp 3 leaves on Old Olive and fussy cut them out.

This card has the beautiful copper trim running around the card and a little bow. Now, if you were in my class, you are saying WHAT!  I did not have the ribbon on the class cards.  To be honest, I found that I didn't have enough of the ribbon and it was too late to order more.  It really looked fine without the ribbon.

The words, stamped in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake, are from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set.  It coordinates with the Lovely Words Thinlits.  That's where we got the word hugs.  It's cut out of the copper foil.  Here's a copper foil hint:  When you cut some thinlits out of foil, you can see the little dots from the back of the thinlit.  If you use the Precision Plate, you will not see those dots.

Tree Rings CASE inside

Here's the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Sorry for Everything.

When you stamp the flowers, stamp off the solid stamp.  The detailed stamp is full force.  The stems are Old Olive.

Tree Rings

I am loving the Tree Rings background stamp.  I think this was a nice CASE.

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Up and Away with the Color Fusers

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for August!  Today we are using the colors Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.

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Here is my card.

Up and Away with Color Fusers

For this card I used the Up and Away Thinlits introduced in the Occasions catalog and carried over to the new Annual catalog.  I'm so glad that it carried over!  I love that big balloon.  Here are the details for my card.

The card base is Berry Burst cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The Basic Black layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  If you are interested in saving paper, cut the big balloon using the Up and Away Thinlits from the center of this layer.  The Whisper White layer measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

For the white layer, use the cloud stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. Mix a drop of Smoky Slate ink refill in with some of the Embossing Paste right on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Using a palette knife, spread the paste over the stencil.  Be sure to wash the craft sheet, stencil, and knife as soon as possible.  Don't ruin them be letting the paste dry on there!

Cut the pieces that go behind the balloon using Powder Pink and Berry Burst.  Glue them.  The heart, from Berry Burst, is also from the Up and Away Thinlits.  Use the same thinlits for the clouds using some Whisper White scraps.

The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and the Powder Pink ribbon on it is from the Support Ribbon Framelits.

Pop up the white clouds and the balloon using dimensionals.

Up and Away Color Fusers inside

The sentiment inside is also from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  Add another heart and ribbon just as the outside.

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I think this is a great card of encouragement, but you could make it for any occasion by changing the words.  The Up and Away Thinlits make it so easy to make that large balloon, and it's so striking with the black outline.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #463

Good morning!  I'm here again with the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #463.  Today we are using the picture on page 131 of the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 annual catalog.

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I chose to follow the layout of the card.  Here's my card.

CCMC#463 Ribbon of Courage

There's so much to love about the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  Since I just got this pack, I decided to use it!

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock.  It measures 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.
  • Cut the herringbone paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  This covers the entire card front.
  • The wood look paper measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Be careful how you cut these.  You want the wood grain in the right direction.
  • The dotted paper is cut at 1 1/4 x 4.
  • My Whisper White paper is 1 1/2 x 3.   Stamp the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage in Garden Green.
  • Cut 3 flowers in Soft Sky and 3 leaves in Garden Green using the Support Ribbon Framelits.  You might have missed the flower and leaf in this set.  Take a look! They are fantastic!  Add two of the flowers and leaves on each side of the sentiment.  The other flower and leaf goes inside.
  • Finish off with a little bling.  Put the Silver Faceted Gems in the center of the flowers and add some rhinestones on near the sentiment.

Support Ribbon Framelits flower and leaf

Here's a close up of the flower and leaf.  Don't you love it.  Very flower child!

CCMC#463 inside

Here's a look at the inside of the card.  The words are from Artistically Asian.  It's stamped in Early Espresso.  I also added an espresso dot in the center of the flower so the card would close flat.  I love how this card turned out.  It does have flowers, but with the colors, it could be a little masculine.

Support ribbon flower card

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Leaves Everywhere!

It's truly spring!  The leaves are out.  In my yard, the Crepe Myrtle trees are the last to get their leaves.  Mine always seem to be a little behind the others in the neighborhood.  Maybe they are a different species.  The leaves are out everywhere!  I just love it!  Today my mind turned to the leaves.  Here's my card.

Vintage Leaves and Leaflet Framelits

I usually take my pictures outside.  I seem to do better.  Today it's raining and I've waited to the last minute.  Please be patient with me.  I just got a new stamp set, Artistically Asian.  The sentiment is from that set.  I was happy to see that it would be in the new catalog.

  • The card base is Always Artichoke.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • The next layer is Pear Pizzazz cut at 4 x 5 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  I ran it through the Big Shot with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.
  • As I said before the Artistically Asian set was used for the sentiment.  I stamped in Versamark, sprinkled in Gold Emboss Powder, and used the Heat Tool to set. Cut the sentiment with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, an oval.  Put dimensionals on the back of the oval and attach some of the Gold Thread to the back so that it hangs over the sides.  Adhere to the card.
  • The leaves are stamped on Watercolor Paper.  Stamp in Always Artichoke, Old Olive, and Pear Pizzazz.  Using the Aqua Painter, paint over each leaf.  Stay inside the lines and drag the color.  Cut out each leaf with the Leaflets Framelits Dies. The larger leaf on top is adhered with dimensionals.
  • Tie a Gold Thread bow.  I did use one of the wooden bow tiers.  That thread can be a little hard to handle.

Leaflets 2

For the inside of the card I just glued in another leaf.

I know just the person that needs this card.  It's hard when we are second guessing God, but it sure happens, doesn't it.

Leaflets 3

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CCMC454

Today we have a color challenge.

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Aren't these colors lovely together?  This is my card.

CCMC#454

I'm happy to say that all of the products I used on this card are carrying over to the new upcoming 2017-2018 annual catalog except the piece of patterned designer paper I used for the banner.  Yea!  Here are the details:

  • The card base is Island Indigo CS cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.
  • The Flirty Flamingo layer measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  Stamp this layer using the Touches of Texture stamp set.  I used all three of the colors.
  • The banner measures 2 x 4 1/2.  The paper is from the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.  Use the Triple Banner punch to notch the end.
  • Run 3 rows of Linen Thread around the flamingo piece near the top before you glue to the base of the card.
  • Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut a circle from Whisper White.  Stamp this focal piece with the same stamps.  Use the Layering Circles Framelits to make a frame for this circle, glue together, and then adhere with dimensionals.
  • Tie a Linen Thread bow and adhere with a glue dot.
  • The sentiment is from the Weather Together stamp set.

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Here's the inside of the card.  Again, the sentiment is from Weather Together and the stamps from Touches of Texture.

This card was easy to make.  That's what's so great about the Touches of Texture.  You can't go wrong!

Sketch 5

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