Snowman Magic Thanks

It’s been consistently hot and dry here in New Jersey, but I’m thinking “snow”.

Today, I’m showcasing the Snowman Magic Bundle. The Snowman Magic stamp set has lots of mini stamps that build a snowman in a snow scene. It’s great for the winter and holiday seasons. The Snowman Dies coordinate with the stamps and also feature a large frame die, bordered with snowflakes, that makes it easy to frame your snow scene. You can also use the large frame die alone to frame a sentiment or a pretty holiday image. Do you have a fun family photo you want to display or send to loved ones? Create a beautiful photo frame.

I kept this card “clean” with lots of white space and minimal elements. You can use this design to add ink to the edges of your snow drifts, or place a little sparkle in the Starry Sky.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • My card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. scored at 4 1/4″.
  • I cut two layers 4″ x 5 1/4″. One is Starry Sky and the other is Basic White.
  • Using one of the larger dies from my Layering Circles Dies, I die cut a circle on the right side of the Basic White layer.
  • I cut two smaller Basic White layers 2 1/2″ x 4″, and hand cut swirls into the top of these layers to create my snow drifts.
  • On a smaller strip of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the snowman’s scarf and hat with Starry Sky ink.
  • On another strip of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the three trees with Mossy Meadow ink.
  • With one pass through my Mini Cut & Emboss Machine, I die cut the white tree, hat, scarf, snowman arms, and snowman.
  • Turn the large Basic White, circle die cut layer so that the circle is on the left.
  • Position the first snow drift layer on the back of the circle opening, checking to see if you like the way it appears on the front of the circle.
  • Attach it from the back side with Dimensionals.
  • Do the same with the second snow drift layer. Attach it from the back with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the face on the snowman with black ink.
  • Arrach the hat, scarf and die cut arms to the snowman.

Add The Elements

  • Attach the white die cut tree to the snowdrifts as shown.
  • Attach the snowman as shown.
  • Fussy cut the Mossy Meadow Trees and attach them to the snowdrift.
  • Stamp your sentiment with Starry Sky ink and adhere it to the card front.
  • Attach your snow scene to the Starry Sky layer, slightly offsetting the Starry Sky layer.
  • Attach the snow scent to your card base.

So, cut your layers, offset them on the card front and create something to share winter gratitude.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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Sending Smiles And Thank You

The Sending Smiles Bundle is one that I’ve been enjoying. I thought I’d share another Sending Smiles card today. The clean images and large sentiment (with the matching die) convinced me to add “Sending Smiles” to my stamp shelf..

Today’s Card Parts And Pieces

  • This card is a CAS card (Clean and Simple). It has lots of white space, few layers, and little or no embellishment.
  • It showcases three of the new In Colors – Tahitian Tide, Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party.
  • I used Basic White Thick cardstock for the card base and die cuts.
  • The card base is an A-2 Tent Fold cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The Basic White scalloped layer is die cut from the Scalloped Contours Dies. It’s adhered the card base with Dimensionals.
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue works well to adhere the stamped and die cut elements.
  • The 2022 – 2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots is a perfect addition to this thank-you card.

 

So, pull out a “big” sentiment, add colorful, die cut elements, a few Matte Dots and send someone thanks!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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Clean And Simple Best of Good Fortune To You!

Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! My card today isn’t green, but it wishes you luck and good fortune. “And may the wind be always at your back!”

It’s been a while since I’ve created a CAS card. CAS is an acronym for “Clean and Simple”. A CAS design has lots of white space, minimal or no layers and little or no embellishments. CAS cards are usually quick and easy to put together and can be very interesting.

Here’s Today’s Card Story

  • Sometimes inspiration comes to me consistently and creating from what’s in my mind is easy.
  • There are other times when I struggle, just as most of us do, with coming up with something fresh to share with you.
  • I saw a card in a forum with today’s color combination, a classic favorite.
  • Black and white with any accent color is classic and always looks striking.
  • That same card featured die cut leaves that were long and very wispy.
  • I thought of the Good Fortune Dies. I’ve been wanting to use the long floral die.
  • The Basic White card base is a standard A-2 top fold that measures 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I cut a Basic White layer 4″ x 5 1/4″. This would be my canvas.
  • The Bumblebee cardstock strip is 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″.
  • I added texture to the cardstock with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.
  • I attached the die cut elements to the left side of the Bumblebee strip with liquid glue.
  • The sentiment is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  • I added a little black sparkle with some faceted black does from my stash. If you have them, the Matte Black Dots or Gold Metallic Pearls would also work nicely on this design.

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Stay Wonderful With Ranunculus Romance

Happy Friday!  Another weekend is in front of us and I hope you can spend some time in your craft space.

Inspiration for today’s card came to me from two different places!

First, I walked past the fresh flower section at my grocery store and saw the beautiful bouquets of Ranunculus Roses! They were pink and what looked like a muted yellow.  They were so beautiful.  I thought of the Ranunculus Romance stamp set I have.  The subtle shade of pink reminded me of my Blushing Bride cardstock!  Then, I was going through emails and saw a card that had flowers in the center wrapped in gold foil.

Pieces And Parts of Today’s Card

  • I always begin with my card base and layer cuts, then work on everything else.
  • Today’s card is a standard A-2 top fold with a Thick Basic White cardstock base. It measures 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The top Basic White layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I used the rose die from my Ranunculus Dies for the first time.  The large rose die is beautiful.  I wanted it smaller for my design so I die cut the rose and layer and sized it to comfortably fit two on my card.
  • Sizing this die cut is easy. Just snip around the edge until you reach the size you want.
  • See my photo below. (I was playing with color when I photographed this).

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  • The matching base layer die can be sized as well.  I attached the smaller version of the die cut rose to the base layer with low tack tape and snipped around it.

  • The leaves are die cut with one of the Ranunculus Dies.  The embossed detail in the leaf die is amazing.
  • The sentiment is from the Honeybee Home stamp set.  It happened to be sitting on my craft table from my last card.  I thought the font was perfect for these roses.

So, take a look at some of your dies, give them a new purpose, add some sparkle and create something clean and simple.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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Stamps, Paper & Ink!

Sending Saturday hugs to you!

It’s been a while since I created a card with stamps, paper and ink!

The making of this card

I still have the first card I stamped… scattered stamped pumpkins on a cardstock base with a “thank you” sentiment.  No die cuts, no embellishments, only  a rubber stamp, paper and ink. That card came to mind as I was making today’s card.

The Eden’s Garden stamp set is one of Stampin’ Up!’s Distinktive Stamps.  They’re amazing. The rubber is cut in a way that  different opacities are created on one stamp for a dimensional image.  I thought this stamp set would be perfect for a clean and simple stamps, paper and ink card.

The most time consuming part of making this card was deciding on a color.  Pantone just announced their color of the year.  This year’s color is called Very Peri.  It’s periwinkle blue with undertones of purple.  Very Peri gave me the inspiration to use Gorgeous Grape.  I mixed in some Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive and stamped the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

I couldn’t resist giving this card a little sparkle and accomplished that by scattering a few 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.  Love3 them!

So, find a beautiful stamp, add some ink, cut a few layers and create something clean and simple to send hugs to someone special.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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