Bright Hexagon Birthday Card

sss 8 29 14 color challenge

Last week, the Simon Says Stamp blog posted a Color Coordinates recipe that struck my fancy.

And, really, this summer I can’t say the word “fancy” without singing along. “I’m so fancy, you already know, I’m in the fast lane from LA to Tokyo.” (why YES, I did just quote Iggy Azalea. Offspring3 keeps my music current!)

But I digress! Back to the card!

Here is the Color Coordinates recipe:

Simon Says Stamp 8.29.14-Recipe-CC-600

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Green Galore (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lifestyle Crafts (hexagon), Papertrey Ink (word), Stampin’ Up! (banner), enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Red White Blue Birthday Note Card

red white blue birthday note

Happy Friday!

Been an extremely busy week here. First week of grade 12 for Offspring3, moving Offspring1 and Offspring2 back to college town. I am really looking forward to NO ALARM until Tuesday (Monday being Labor Day – no school). Granted, I haven’t slept late enough to hear an alarm all week. Maybe I will be able to sleep later knowing it won’t be going off??

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – LCI Paper Royal, Papertrey Ink White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), VersaFine Satin Red, dies – Papertrey Ink (word), Spellbinders (circle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.

Sailing Birthday Card – with Copic Ocean

sailing birthday copic ocean

I needed a birthday card to send out, with a boating theme.

I decided to try a technique that I saw on Jennifer Macguire’s blog back in June, that she called Copic Layered Background .

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Brushed Silver, Soft Sky, inks – Copic B0000, B00, B02, B05, BG0000, BG10, BG15, BG18, VersaFine Black Onyx, Smokey Gray, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Sand Dollar Sympathy Card

blue moon confetti sand dollar sympathy

Trying to fill up the sympathy section in my card basket. Of course, as soon as I finished this one, I found out I needed to mail one to a friend.

I am busy getting Offspring1 and Offspring2 back to their respective housing at College Town for the next few days. Maybe I will make some headway on the cards next week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, PSX Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Blue Moon Confetti (unknown source), Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, Shimmery White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Floral Die Cut Birthday Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#66

ric 66 birthday v2

Here is my take on the latest Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#66).

I used the edge/die idea from Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #175 . The navy panel was stamped with a woodgrain stamp and embossed, and attached to the inside of the card. All of the embossing is done in navy.

ric 66 birthday view 2 v2

I love this inspiration piece by Sportmax – I could wear bold pink/navy every day.

ric66 Sportmax resort 2015

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Navy (retired).

Flat Panel Thinking of You Card – Papertrey Ink August 2014 Blog Hop Challenge

pti aug 2014 blog hop flat panel

Time for the Papertrey Ink August 2014 Blog Hop Challenge!

The inspiration for this month’s challenge was this lovely stationery from Kate Spade:

PTI august 2014 challenge inspiration

I layered white and turquoise, rather than trying to outline the white with ink (make a mess would I!). I chose turquoise because I had turquoise text weight paper that I could use to line the envelope. I embossed a few flowers on the envelope lining, and stamped a few in turquoise ink on the envelope flap. The sentiment and flowers on the white panel are silver embossed.

pti aug 2014 blog hop flat panel v2

Flat panel notecards are just so elegant.

Can’t wait to see what other crafters create for the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Georgia Pacific turquoise, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Smokey Gray, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder.

Rustic Floral Get Well Card

embossing paste get well pti mim 176

Last week’s Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #176 was a challenge to make a background using  a cover plate and embossing paste.

I don’t have any cover plates (background dies), so I used a small Papertrey Ink die to make a stencil to use with embossing paste.

pti make it monday 176 stencil

I used the leftover green embossing paste from the Daisy Birthday Card. I found that I made a mess with it because I kept pushing it under the edge of the handmade stencil.  :-(  Thinking my problem was the depth of my stencil, I made a new stencil out of transparency, and still made a mess with the embossing paste. I trimmed off the messy stem and went for two flowers on my card.

But I kept pushing on…and finally got this card made.  I even used eyelets from my stash.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (speech bubble), Papertrey Ink (flower, stem), Spellbinders (rectangles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, eyelets – Stampin’ Up! (retired), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 

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