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Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch challenge 188 - Botanical Gardens Mother's Day

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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for joining us once again for the Wednesday sketch challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  Here is this week's sketch.




This looked like a layout where I could combine some patterned papers.  I chose the Botanical Gardens designer papers combined with the matching dies for this card.  The cardstock is Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey with some Lost Lagoon ribbon.  The greeting comes from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Sentiments and has been cut out with the Bitty Banner framelits.





Here's a closeup of the flower & greeting.






Please visit the Paper Craft Crew challenge to see what our other fabulous designers have created this week and join in the fun.

Have a great day.






Stamp Ink Paper #41 Wedding Card challenge

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Hello everyone,

It's another Tuesday and time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge.  This week its a Wedding theme and we hope that you will join in.





This is the card I've created this week.  Cardstock used is Rose Red, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.  I've used a Vintage embossing folder called Spring Flowers on the White background and stamp set called Happy Notes for my Wedding greeting which has been cut out and mat with the Deco Label framelits.





I found some pink ribbon flowers in my stash to use on this card and I also dug out my Beautiful Wings embosslits from retirement cut cut some little butterflies to adorn my card.   Here is a closeup.





We look forward to seeing your creation at Stamp Ink Paper.  Make sure you visit and see what our other talented designers have made for you and have a great day.






Butterfly cards from the Shaving Cream technique Class

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Hello everyone,

I'm back with more class samples featuring the Shaving Cream technique for unique and interesting backgrounds.  I used exactly the same layout for my Easter card which I shared yesterday and gave the ladies who came to class the option of making either card.  Here's a pic of them both.




The layout and the cardstock was the same.  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Perfect Plum, with some White paper doily and the butterfly one used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper as well.  The Happy Birthday greeting on the butterfly card comes from the male stamp set called Guy Greetings.   New Pool Party ribbon was also added to this card.

This is the background I created for the Butterfly card.




Here's my butterfly card.  I actually made a similar one in different colours too which I'll show you in a pic below.




Here's a closeup of my layered butterfly.  Both Butterfly framelits were used, the Butterfly Thinlits and the Bold Butterfly and one of the metal rimmed pearls …

Happy Easter

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Hi Everyone,

This is a card we made at our last class.  I've been saving it for an Easter post so Happy Easter everyone!




This card uses a background made with the Shaving Cream technique and a number of reinkers and was combined with Deco Label Framelits, The little chick comes from the Sale-a-bration stamp set called Honeycomb Happiness and the greeting comes from the vintage set called Well Scripted.




The cardstock used is Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Perfect Plum.  The ribbon is the new Pool Party one from the Occasions catalogue.   This is the sheet I made for the background of the card and a number of reinkers.




I think it turned out pretty well.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have an enjoyable time this Easter.





Because you're Awesome

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Hi Everybody,

I'm sharing a card today that was made for a Staff member at the High School my girls attend.  The girls only discussed with me on the weekend that Chappy was moving on to another school.  I only had one night to come up with something, and seeing that I had these colours out already to make another male I decided to use the same materials.  The background on this card was made in the holidays when the girls and I were playing with the Shaving cream technique.




The cardstock used here is Basic Black, Whisper White (for the shaving cream background) and Smoky Slate.  I incorporated the Star framelits in this card and the greeting comes from the SAB stamp set called Botanicals for You.




I heard that Chappy was very impressed with the card and even held it up in the photograph the local paper took of him on his last day.  My daughter said, "Mum will be so pleased".

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.




Papercraft Crew Card Sketch Challenge #187

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our Wednesday challenge this week at the Paper Craft Crew.  This sketch below is gorgeous.  I hope you think so too.  We can't wait to see what you create this week.





I've combined some old and new here for this 15th Birthday card.  It's for one of my daughter's friends and I've used the Large Number framelits with the Oval dies and vintage Label Love greeting and matching Artisan Label punch.  The patterned papers come from 2 different packs, one was a Specialty Christmas pack with that Silver foil in it and the other was Eastern Elegance designer pack.  The cardstock used is Coastal Cabana (vintage), Basic Black and whisper white.





The numbers were cut twice of our Coastal Cabana and Basic black card to create the shadow effect and then they were raised on dimentionals on the Oval.  Here's a closeup.





We would love for you to join us this week at the Paper Craft Crew.  See you there.




Stamp Ink Paper Challenge # 40 - Baby Card

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Hello Everyone,

Happy Tuesday people.  Welcome to this week's challenge at Stamp Ink Paper.   It's a Tic Tac Toe challenge where you choose the line you like for creating your card.




The line I've chosen is Buttons, Congrats and Ribbon or Twine, the third vertical row.  The cardstock I've used is Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla to create a Baby card.




The stamp set is vintage called Celebrate Baby for the main image and the greeting, however the banner the greeting is on is from the stamp set Number of Years and is cut out with matching framelits.  The pink buttons are also vintage from my stash.




We hope you will join us this week at Stamp Ink Paper for our Tic Tac Toe challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create.



Long Skinny Butterfly Card with Shaving Cream background

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Hello everyone,


Making shaving cream backgrounds is a lot of fun.  I made so many of these in the school holidays with my girls and we made more again last weekend at class with the ladies.

This card was created with one of our earlier sheets and I used it for my display.



The cardstock used was Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder and Basic Black.  I also used border punches, Scallop and Dotted Ribbon on this card.  The background was created with at least 4 reinkers.  Not an easy sheet to replicate or use, the more colours, the busier the background gets.  I am however happy with the finished result here.  The Watermelon and Black butterfly is bold enough to stand out on the background here.  The greeting on this card comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set.




Please let me know what you think of this one, and thanks so much for stopping by.



Paper Craft Crew Card Challenge no. 186 - Birthday Botanical builder card

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Wednesday challenge for this week at the Paper Craft Crew.  Here are the details:-





I've chosen to use the Horizonal top row for my card - Lace, Flowers, Birthday

The background of my card was made with the Shaving Cream technique and reinkers of Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.  The Flowers are made with the Botanical Builer framelits and the Birthday greeting comes from the Hostess stamp set Happy Birthday everything.  Sahara Sand lace has been placed under the greeting panel.




The cardstock used is Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Blushing Bride glimmer.  Here is a closer look.






We hope you will join us this week and look forward to seeing your creation at the Paper Craft crew challenge.

Have a great day.




Stamp Ink Paper #39 - Happy Easter

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper.  We have a sketch for you pictured below.



I decided this would be great to use another piece of the Shaving cream backgrounds that I've been playing with lately and I combined it with the Chick from Honeycomb Happiness Sale-a-bration set and the Deco Label framelits.  The Cardstock used is Soft Sky, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight.




The Happy Easter greeting comes from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.




Thanks so much for stopping by to view my card.  Please be sure to visit Stamp Ink Paper and see what the rest of the talented team have created this week.  Looking forward to seeing your entry in our sketch challenge.

Have a great day.




Botanical Builder Make n Take

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Hi Everyone,

I am just getting back to some regular posting and catching up on some of the cards I made last month for my catalogue launch.  This was one that featured the Botanical Builder bundle.  Come and take a look.




This is the reverse side of one of the patterned papers in the Botanical Gardens pack which I've combined on this card with Whisper White thick card for the base, Hello Honey, Pool Party and some retired Bravo Burgundy (just for the flower centre).  I quite like how this turned out with the contrasting Yellow blossom against the Black and White.

The greeting comes from the SAB stamp set Sky is the Limit.





Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a great day.





Happy Birthday Karree

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Hi Everyone,

My eldest daughter has turned 17 today and I want to show you the card I made her (with her help).  She actually made the background for this card on a A4 sheet with the Shaving Cream technique when we were first playing .  I've featured the colours on this sheet before as we've chopped it up to make a number of cards already.

This one features the Buterfly thinlit dies




The cardstock is Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow and some Brushed gold from my stash.  The greeting here comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  Reinkers and ink pads used for this card and the background technique were Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.



As I said earlier, Karree created thhis background herself and chose these colours so I knew she would like them.

Here's her Birthday Cake and the Birthday girl.




It's a Caramel Mud cake with Salted Caramel filling and drizzled over the top and shaved white chocolate around the edges of the cake.  Very rich.




Happy Birthday Kar…

Happy Anniversary

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Hello Everyone,

This is a quick card that I made for display at my Catalogue launch last month using Bloomin' Hearts thinlits die.  The cardstock is Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Whisper White and Blushing Bride Glimmer.




I've used the Happy Heart embossing folder on my Blushing Bride background.



Love that glimmer paper.  It looks fantastic with the die.

Hope you all have a great weekend.