Copper Embossed Thanksgiving Card

copper thanksgiving

I went into Michael’s last week, and this Inkadinkado Harvest Expressions stamp set was on clearance (half price!). It contains 6 embellished sentiments, and all of them will look beautiful embossed with metallic embossing powder. My only regret – that I have no copper cord to match the embossing.

Supplies: Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper, gold cord – PaperMart.

Thank You Cards for Teacher Recommendations

teacher recommendation thank yous

Offspring3 is in the midst of college applications, and will eventually have to write thank you notes to the two teachers who agreed to perform this task. I chose to make the cards relate to the subjects that the teachers teach.

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Wordsworth, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Palette Noir Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, punches – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, grosgrain ribbon – Stampin’ Up!, twine – We R Memory Keepers.

Ruff Day? Card

yellow flab ruff day

I am trying to repopulate the “animal” section in my card basket, so another dog card today.

Got to pull my Nurse Ratched cap out of storage yesterday (last used when hubby had hip replacement surgery)…now hubby has a fractured tibial plateau! No weight on the knee for 4 – 6 weeks. (Full disclosure: I have never been a health care professional!)

Nurse-Ratched

This was pretty much my expression when he called to tell me he was hurt, but driving himself home so I could go to the Emergency Room with him.

I’ll be mailing the card to myself by the end of the week.  ;-)

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, Whisper White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.

Gratitude Card – CC497

cc497 gratitude

This week’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (#497) contained 2 colors that I don’t have in my collection, so I substituted Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry.

LOVE this gratitude stamp by Inkadinkado.

Supplies: Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing folder – Provo Craft, leaf sequins – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – SU Classy Copper (retired), twine – We R Memory Keepers.

Holiday Card – Papertrey Ink September 2014 Blog Hop Challenge

pti sept 2014 joy and wonder

Today is the Papertrey Ink September 2014 Blog Hop Challenge!

I chose to make a non-traditional holiday card, based on this inspiration photo:

pti sept 2014 blog hop chal inspiration

The gray layer is dry embossed (trying to get the texture of the sweater), the blue layer was stamped with PTI’s woodgrain set, silver embossed and die cut twice (once for shape, once to remove circle). A pink layer was cut with the same mat die and attached behind the blue. The sentiment was silver embossed on white and die cut with a circle. The snowflakes are adorned with Swarovski crystals.

The gray sweater reminds me of a boyfriend sweater I had in my work desk in the late 1980’s – there’s a flashback! I did return the sweater…I don’t think he accepted it when we broke up, but when I resigned and left the company, he did allow me to return it.

“Take your cat and leave my sweater…” – Keith Urban, “You’ll Think of Me”.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Midnight Muse (retired), Regal Rose (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Papertrey Ink (mat), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, crystals – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.

HB 2 U Stump Card

stump 2014 bday

This is a shaker card I created for someone with the nickname “Stump”.

Actually, it is card #2 for my Mom, and, YES, her nickname is “Stump”. She is vertically challenged. I forget exactly when my Dad started calling her “Stump”, I’m 95% sure it started when I was in high school. My sibling and I picked up on it, my offspring call her Grandma Stumpy.

Here is a close up of the shaker window. There is foam tape between the window layer and the background layer to allow for movement of the sequins.

stump 2014 bday closeup

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Cosmo Cricket, Office Depot transparency sheet, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Brushed Gold, Stardream Copper, inks – Copic E53, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Reverse Confetti (arrow), Spellbinders (circles, rectangle), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Studio Calico, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.

Diamond Thinking of You – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#68

ric68 thinking of you

The current Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#68) really made me put on my thinking cap.  And I had to watch a few episodes of “Sex in the City” to really get the spirit of Carrie Bradshaw.  ;-)

The inspiration is this great shoe by Manolo Blahnik:

ric68 manolo blahnik

I stamped two different diamond background stamps on cream cardstock, embossed the floral outlines with gold embossing powder, and die cut each flower.  The greeting is also done in gold. The most difficult part was trying to keep the diamonds parallel to each other when adhering the flowers.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Perfect Plum, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Embossing Powder, metallic cord – Stampin’ Up!

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