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Monday, February 16, 2015

Pop Up Cards

Good morning!

I had so much fun with the last challenge I joined that I decided to join another Mod Squad Challenge.

The challenge this week was to make a pop-up card.  This week it's sponsored by Stampendous and there is a really nice prize....which I would like to win.  :-)

So, I went through my stamps and found one that I thought would pop up nicely. And so, I made a baby shower card that looks something like this:

This is the front of the card.  I used a rubber ducky patterned paper, then stamped the image (Stampa Rosa Stamps) and cut it out with a Spellbinders die.  What you can't see is the outside of the die. I left it on after I cut it out and sponged the yellow ink  around the inside, so there is a small white border around the cut out part.  And forgive the wonky colors.  I don't have a good digital camera, so I have to live with what I have.

This is the inside fold where I stamped the image, colored it and cut it out, then popped it up. I made my pop-up parts too big, so I had to cut out a sizzix grass die to cover my mistake, but I think it turned out pretty good.

This is the inside of the card, the top part. You can see the shadow from the baby carriage on the back, and the best folds up flat to fit in an envelope.  The very best kind of pop-up card.

I hope you have a great week.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Penny Black and More Challenge

Good morning!  I'm on a roll.  For someone who doesn't enter challenges, I have now entered 2!

Here is my latest card:

I washed the watercolor paper with purple and teal, then dried it with my heat gun. When it was dry I ran it through the embossing folder, then colored the embossed areas with spectrum noir markers.  I added a little ribbon and a best wishes tag and it's ready to go.

I am submitting this card to the Penny Black and More embossing folder challenge.  Wish me luck!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Purple/Teal Challenge

I don't usually join challenges, but the Mod Squad Challenge caught my eye, so I decided to give it a whirl.

Here is my creation:

It's really very pretty in real life, and the scan doesn't do it justice.  The Beaded Circles die is actually glossy cardstock sponged with purple, with teal sponged on the outer edges and then misted with water.  The 3 little blobs you see are purple gemstones.

I layered that onto a purple cardstock that had been run through an embossing folder, then layered that onto white cardstock.  

Stamps are by Melanie Meunchinger,  Gina K. Designs.

I think it will make a pretty birthday card for my sister.


P. S.  I also submitted it to the Penny Black and More Embossing Folder challenge.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fleece Navibaa....

I won the cutest set of stamps from Debbie Corbari, a designer for Gina K Designs, by going on a blog hop. I never win anything so I was extremely excited to win this set.  They are so stinkin' cute, I had to sit right down and make a card or three.

Anyway, here are a couple of cards from the set Fleece Navibaa....

See how cute they are?  More Christmas cards to add to my stash.  

I hope you have a great day. Go stamp something.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Card Crunch Time

Well, it's that time of year again.  Although I've been diligently working on Christmas cards all year long, I've come down to crunch time and need to get them finished up.

I recently purchased some stamp sets from Gina K Designs that were designed by Melanie Muenchinger.  There are 3 sets that are designed to use together: Fabulous Frames, Fabulous Frame Fillers, and Fabulous Holiday Fillers. I love these stamps and use them often.  However, I don't quite use them as they were designed.  There is a small learning curve and I'm not quite there. However, I have used them to paper piece cards quite nicely, thank you very much.  Below are some examples of cards I have made with these sets.  

The poinsettia stamp is from The Angel Company, and is also a favorite of mine.  I used up some of my Christmas patterned paper and scraps, which is always a good thing.  The poinsettia is stamped on white cardstock, colored with Spectrum Noir markers and attached with pop dots.

I know, I can't believe I bought more stamps.  Especially when I own a stamp company. But what are you going to do?  I can't be expected to have every single stamp I like.  I just bought myself an early Christmas present, that's all. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards. 

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 29, 2014



It's time to dig out all my Halloween stamps. I love making Halloween cards.  This year I bought an embossing folder that I really like, but I don't like the fact that it's all one color when you are through running it through your machine.  So....

I chose white cardstock, and ran it though the Cuttlebug with the embossing folder.  Then the fun began.

I colored the stockings with bright purple and yellow Spectrum Noir markers.  The shoes I colored with black, and gold for the buckle.  Then I put glitter on everything!  When it was all dry, I cut them out and put them on background patterned paper.  

Here are two more examples.  I changed the colors of the shoes and the stockings. Still has the Halloween feel though. You can click the images for a larger view.

I was happy when finished. 

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autumn #3


I bought a fall embossing folder, but didn't really like the fact that it was all one color when you embossed your paper.  So, I dug out my sprays and my twinkling H2O's and went to work on it.

First I sprayed the white cardstock with Tsukineko Walnut Ink Sprays.  I let it dry, then ran it through the Cuttlebug using the embossing folder.

Using autumn colors, I painted all the embossed parts with the Twinkling H2O's.  Then I stamped the "Autumn" on a piece of coordinating cardstock and used a Spellbinders die to cut it out.  I attached it with pop dots.  It's so shiny and sparkly and I didn't even have to use glitter on it.  :-)

I love the way this card turned out.

Have a happy day!

Inky hugs,