Friday, July 22, 2016

Bunch of Blossoms, Masked Technique

I can't believe I waited so long to get this Bundle. Bunch of Blossoms Stamp set and the Blossom Builder Punch. My original card is on the right. Wondering why I put the ribbon right down the middle.........I had a smudge on the bottom that I needed to cover up. Oh well. I was all finished with the card and I smudged it when I stamped the greeting.......

I actually like both versions. This is a 3 step flower (if you want it to be). We only used the solid image (both cards) and the outline for card on the left. I also love how we "masked" the leaves so they would be "behind" the flowers. (card on left) Have you ever done this before? Its easy. Take a post it note and stamp your image, in this case the petal  (in any color) onto the top where the sticky part is. Cut out and lay that sticky note piece onto the petal where you want to stamp the leaves. Stamp your leaves and pull off the mask and it looks like your leaves are now behind your flower.


The sentiment comes in the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set. I stamped it in Black and used a 1" Circle Punch, Peekaboo Peach is punched out with the 1 1/4" punch and the Flirty Flamingo layer is 1 3/8' punch. You can see here that I did NOT mask the leaves and I added the Ruched Ribbon to cover up my smudge.
I love the added dots from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and that sentiment is from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set that will be available on August 2nd. You can get all the details on Monday's (7-18-16) post. I am posting ahead as I will be on vacation this week, so I don't have a direct link for you.

I was going to watercolor the flowers which is why I used Shimmery White cardstock for the top layer.

Cutting Guide:

5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock
4 1/8" x 5 1/4" Peekaboo Peach Cardstock
3 7/8" x 5 1/8" Shimmery White Cardstock, you can use White Cardstock as well
Scraps of Whisper White and Early Espresso for the middle of the flowers

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This is another great combo!




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  • Redemption Deadlines:
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Floral Phrases Class rescheduled to: Saturday, August 13th, 10-1pm. RSVP: 7-30-16. Cost: $65 Can't come, I can ship class to you, $7 priority shipping.
Included in the class fee.

1. Floral Phrases Stamp Set
2. Detailed Floral Thinlits
3. Night of Navy Baker's Twine
4. PDF of all instructions for each project with photos (this will be emailed to you the day before class, so you can print and bring with you to class).

Cost of class is $65. RSVP: 7-30-16, with payment. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice. You will bring your own adhesive, ( I will have adhesive for sale if you need it). I will show you how to use these dies and what you need to be successful to die cut. You will die cut one card, and I will have the rest all ready for you to stamp and put together. Tea light supplied by you.

Can't come to class? I can send this class to you. Priority Shipping $7 

Facebook Party, Thursday, July 28th, 6:30-8:30pm. Here is a sneak peak at the projects I will be talking about and using the Irresistible Floral Specialty Papers. I will have prizes and you can win the card kits too!  



Hostess Code for July: RGHTRP6K
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pop of Paradise, Hello Card

I originally designed the card on the left for Patty and I to do, but we changed it up a bit to the one on the right. I love the flowers added to the bottom and the scallops on the edge. And who knew that Calypso Coral went well with Flirty Flamingo?


So this is my original card.
And this is our "stepped" up card. Both the stripped and gold dotted paper are from the Pop of Pink Specialty Paper. The Scalloped piece is Flirty Flamingo cardstock die cut with one of the extra dies that comes with the Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies. You will have to cut 2 scallops off, and put the long piece on the top (of the stripped Paper) and the short piece on the bottom. The center will be bare, but the square will cover it up. The Flowers are die cut using the Bloomin Heart and Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. But really, use whatever flower punch or die you have. The flowers are layered with Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral cardstock, sponged with Watermelon Wonder. I know, another "surprise". And then finally one of our new Metallic Shapes in center of each flower and a heart on the sentiment. Almost forgot, I used the Layering Squares to die cut the Gold Dots, its, 2 5/8".

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2"
2" x 5 1/2" Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper ( the black and white paper)
2 5/8" x 2 5/8" Gold Dots Specialty Paper (in the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper Pack)
1" x 5" Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the scallops
Scraps of Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral Cardstock

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I'm loving this color combo.





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    • OEX/Online: July 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Redemption Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
Floral Phrases Class rescheduled to: Saturday, August 13th, 10-1pm. RSVP: 7-30-16. Cost: $65 Can't come, I can ship class to you, $7 priority shipping.
Included in the class fee.

1. Floral Phrases Stamp Set
2. Detailed Floral Thinlits
3. Night of Navy Baker's Twine
4. PDF of all instructions for each project with photos (this will be emailed to you the day before class, so you can print and bring with you to class).

Cost of class is $65. RSVP: 7-30-16, with payment. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice. You will bring your own adhesive, ( I will have adhesive for sale if you need it). I will show you how to use these dies and what you need to be successful to die cut. You will die cut one card, and I will have the rest all ready for you to stamp and put together. Tea light supplied by you.

Can't come to class? I can send this class to you. Priority Shipping $7 

Facebook Party, Thursday, July 28th, 6:30-8:30pm. Here is a sneak peak at the projects I will be talking about and using the Irresistible Floral Specialty Papers. I will have prizes and you can win the card kits too!  



Hostess Code for July: RGHTRP6K
Remember, only use the Hostess Code if your order is LESS than $150. If your order is more, you receive the Hostess Rewards.






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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hope Your Day Goes Swimmingly

This is another card that Patty designed for our stamp day. I'm excited because I don't have the Seaside Shore Stamp Set and By the Shore Designer Series Paper.....yet!
We started off with a Night as Navy card base, then we did a little stamping on both pieces of the Designer Paper, and embossed the top piece with the Seaside Embossing Folder. I really like how that embossing folder makes the water "pop". Don't you? I always forget you can stamp directly on the Designer Paper.

The fish are stamped on Thick Whisper White cardstock and then colored in with markers, then "fussy" cut so I could add them with dimensionals. Don't forget to "wink" your bubbles, fish, and sea shells with the Clear Wink of Stella. Next add your Designer Papers to the card front. Because of the way my card is folded, (fold on the left) I couldn't add a ribbon unless I used the 1/4" punch. So I punched the hole just big enough for the ribbon to get through. Added a loop of Linen Thread to the beautiful Silver 1/4" Natural Trim Ribbon. Gives it a little different look.

Cutting Guide:

5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Night of Navy Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
3 1/2" x 4" of the "water" paper from By the Shore
2 1/2" x 4 " of the paper with the Coral
5/8" x 4" of the dark Designer Paper (goes in the center of the card)

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Dates
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  • Promotion Deadlines:
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    • OEX/Online: July 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Redemption Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
Floral Phrases Class rescheduled to: Saturday, August 13th, 10-1pm. RSVP: 7-30-16. Cost: $65 Can't come, I can ship class to you, $7 priority shipping.
Included in the class fee.

1. Floral Phrases Stamp Set
2. Detailed Floral Thinlits
3. Night of Navy Baker's Twine
4. PDF of all instructions for each project with photos (this will be emailed to you the day before class, so you can print and bring with you to class).

Cost of class is $65. RSVP: 7-30-16, with payment. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice. You will bring your own adhesive, ( I will have adhesive for sale if you need it). I will show you how to use these dies and what you need to be successful to die cut. You will die cut one card, and I will have the rest all ready for you to stamp and put together. Tea light supplied by you.

Can't come to class? I can send this class to you. Priority Shipping $7 

Facebook Party, Thursday, July 28th, 6:30-8:30pm. Here is a sneak peak at the projects I will be talking about and using the Irresistible Floral Specialty Papers. I will have prizes and you can win the card kits too!  



Hostess Code for July: RGHTRP6K
Remember, only use the Hostess Code if your order is LESS than $150. If your order is more, you receive the Hostess Rewards.






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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Touches of Texture


This is the last of the club projects and one of my favorite stamp sets, Touches of Textures. It has 15 stamps in the set.

I started off, by stamping off the lace stamp on the large piece of Vanilla cardstock on each edge. You don't have to be precise. I roughed up the edges with my scissors by opening the blades and running across the edges, then I sponged with Crumb Cake Ink. Stamp the flower, stem, leaves and bee in Early Espresso, fill in with Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron (with the stamps that coordinate). Use flicks of the Gold Wink of Stella to add the gold spots, rough up the edges with scissors, sponge and add half a doily (or a little less). Then add the beautiful new Very Vanilla Lace Trim. Attach that whole layer with Dimensionals.
I used the sentiment from Jar of Love and stamped with Crumb Cake ink onto Vanilla cardstock. But before I stamped I inked up the flower outline in Delightful Dijon and stamped off then onto my vanilla cardstock and then stamped the Thanks over it. Die cut with the Layering Oval Framelits. I added a Dimensional on the right side and a little bit of snail on the left side and attached to my card like above. 

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 11" Delightful Dijon cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
4" x 5 1/2" Very Vanilla cardstock
3" x 5 1/2" Very Vanilla cardstock
Scraps of Very Vanilla and Delightful Dijon






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Dates
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  • Promotion Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: July 29, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: July 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Redemption Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
Floral Phrases Class rescheduled to: Saturday, August 13th, 10-1pm. RSVP: 7-30-16. Cost: $65 Can't come, I can ship class to you, $7 priority shipping.
Included in the class fee.

1. Floral Phrases Stamp Set
2. Detailed Floral Thinlits
3. Night of Navy Baker's Twine
4. PDF of all instructions for each project with photos (this will be emailed to you the day before class, so you can print and bring with you to class).

Cost of class is $65. RSVP: 7-30-16, with payment. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice. You will bring your own adhesive, ( I will have adhesive for sale if you need it). I will show you how to use these dies and what you need to be successful to die cut. You will die cut one card, and I will have the rest all ready for you to stamp and put together. Tea light supplied by you.

Can't come to class? I can send this class to you. Priority Shipping $7 

Facebook Party, Thursday, July 28th, 6:30-8:30pm. Here is a sneak peak at the projects I will be talking about and using the Irresistible Floral Specialty Papers. I will have prizes and you can win the card kits too!  




Hostess Code for July: RGHTRP6K
Remember, only use the Hostess Code if your order is LESS than $150. If your order is more, you receive the Hostess Rewards.







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Monday, July 18, 2016

Hydrangea See Through Card

By now we should be in Ireland. I will be posting to my Business Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cincraft/224474520923649?ref_type=bookmark
I've got my blog posts set up a head of time.

Thoughtful Branches is a brand new bundle that will be available on August 2nd. This is an exclusive bundle available while supplies last. I have to say that it is AMAZING. So versatile for all seasons, summer, fall, winter. I have made up a board on Pinterest for this bundle, you can follow me HERE! View the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies HERE!
Purchase as a bundle (save 10%) or just the stamp set, or Thinlits Dies. Trust me, you will want the bundle. You can use your Bonus Coupons towards this bundle. ( see below for all the Bonus Days Details). See its a Win/Win! LOL!

Ok, now on to my card. I can't take credit for the design though. This was the first card we made when Patty and I had another stamping day last week. I love that we have a Die that will cut out the Hydrangea. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. Its also used as the top of a tree. The designers are brilliant in my opinion. Who knew that a Hydrangea and Tree Top could be the same die and stamp? TIP: Make sure you stamp first then die cut, the "wink" it with Wink of Stella.

The card base is Peekaboo Peach and we die cut the opening with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits. It also has the greeting die. Once that is done, you will need a Window Sheet to glue to the inside of the card. Stamp the flower in Peekaboo Peach and die cut. Also die cut another flower (you don't have to stamp on this one) in Flirty Flamingo. Die cut the leaves Cucumber Crush. Attach the flowers and the leaves with Tombow Multi liquid glue. Remember this glue goes a long way, less is more. I used tiny drops. Stamp the greeting in Flirty Flamingo.
For the inside you can see a piece of our Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. This makes a great background for the Hydrangea. Patty is so smart!
You can see the card closed. I also added a piece of Peekaboo Ruched Ribbon at the top. I had a wrinkle in the top and with the ribbon you can't see it.

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 11" Peekaboo Peach cardstock, scored at 5 1/5"
4" x 5 1/4" Window Sheet
4" x 5 1/4" Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
Scraps of Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Cucumber Crush and Whisper White

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This is a great Color Combo



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  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
Dates
  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
  • Promotion Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: July 29, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: July 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Redemption Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
Floral Phrases Class rescheduled to: Saturday, August 13th, 10-1pm. RSVP: 7-30-16. Cost: $65 Can't come, I can ship class to you, $7 priority shipping.
Included in the class fee.

1. Floral Phrases Stamp Set
2. Detailed Floral Thinlits
3. Night of Navy Baker's Twine
4. PDF of all instructions for each project with photos (this will be emailed to you the day before class, so you can print and bring with you to class).

Cost of class is $65. RSVP: 7-30-16, with payment. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice. You will bring your own adhesive, ( I will have adhesive for sale if you need it). I will show you how to use these dies and what you need to be successful to die cut. You will die cut one card, and I will have the rest all ready for you to stamp and put together. Tea light supplied by you.

Can't come to class? I can send this class to you. Priority Shipping $7 

Facebook Party, Thursday, July 28th, 6:30-8:30pm. Here is a sneak peak at the projects I will be talking about and using the Irresistible Floral Specialty Papers. I will have prizes and you can win the card kits too!  



Hostess Code for July: RGHTRP6K
Remember, only use the Hostess Code if your order is LESS than $150. If your order is more, you receive the Hostess Rewards.











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