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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Crafty Challenge Blog Hop


Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm here today to share a card using a card sketch for the crafty challenge blog hop. I love using card sketches when creating if I don't have a lot of time or if I am just not feeling the creative juices flowing within me.


I really like this sketch because it is different than I usually do as far as layouts go. So it was fun to make something a little different. I am going to be totally up front and honest with you. Remember the cards from Sunday's Sisters in Stamping challenge that used one 6x6 piece of designer paper? Well, I didn't clean up from that mess  yet so when I went to create today's card I decided to go with what I already had out. Yep, I created another little challenge for myself.


I must say, I love how this turned out. I hope you do too. The only stamp on the card is the sentiment. I colored just the thank you for the outside, but if you look below, I stamped the entire sentiment on the inside.  The flowers and cute little bees are all cut right from designer paper. How is that for quick and easy?


Using the in color Stampin' Write markers, I colored the sentiment two different colors to add more dimension. Using the markers is so great to give you multiple colors without too much fuss.


I've really been having fun decorating the inside of the cards, even if it is just a quick piece of designer paper because it just finishes the card off. Doesn't it look nicer this way? You bring a little bit of the outside to the inside.




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Monday, June 28, 2021

6x6 One Sheet Wonder

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hope all is well. This week with the Sisters in Stamping we are sharing with you some cards made using a 6x6 one sheet wonder template. I had so much fun creating the cards and I love how they turned out. Using the template definitely makes creating a lot easier because your layouts are already started for you.


Here are the four cards you can make from using one 6x6 sheet of designer paper. I used the Pansy Petal Designer Series paper that is actually 12x12, but I cut one 6x6 piece to make these cards. So with that being said, you can actually make 16 cards using one sheet of a full 12x12 sheet of paper. That's pretty awesome if you ask me.


I honestly can't decide which one I like the best. Which one is your favorite of the four?  Below you will find the template that Sister in Stamping, Debbie Naylor made for us to use as our guide. If you wanted to split the A pieces you can even make 5 cards. Also, as you will see with my cards, you can get completely different looks because Stampin' Up! has double sided designer series paper. I used one side on two cards and then the other side on the remaining two cards. This gives us even more versatility. 


The card below uses both A pieces. I also cut one pansy and a few leaves from another sheet of designer paper in the pack to use as an accent on this card. For the greeting, I used the in-color markers to just ink up the Hello instead of the full greeting, "a happy Hello to you." And I stamped it twice. What's better than one hello? Two hello's. LOL


The next card used the D cut piece of paper. I thought this was going to be the most challenging one for me since I wasn't using a stamp set that had any images and only greetings, but I must say, I think I love it. I decided to use an embossing folder and it does the trick of pulling it together perfectly. 


The card below uses the B piece of paper. Again, I was challenged because I didn't choose a set that had any images to stamp with. However, I got a little creative and used the in-color markers again to give my greeting a little more variety and colored the words in three different colors that coordinated with the designer paper. I love the ribbon on this card and feel like it gave the card the perfect finished look. I just "ruffled" the ribbon after using some tear n tape along the seam of where the designer paper ended.


This card uses the C piece of paper. I also used the in color markers on the greeting for this card. It changes the look of the finished card so much. To fill in the white space I was left after stamping the greeting, I added a nice twist of ribbon and attached it with a brad. I'm so excited that we have brads again. I've been using them up.


So there you have it. Four cards from one 6x6 sheet of designer paper. Are you inspired? I think I will be offering this as a class soon, so keep watch for it.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more one sheet wonder inspiration.















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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Share It Sunday Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

Time for a Share It Sunday Blog Hop. You are going to love these projects. Be sure to click trough each link at the bottom of this post to see all the great creations. You won't be disappointed.
When I saw the new catalog, I just knew I had to have the adorable little turtle set. I wasn't sure what I would make with it, but I knew it would be fun to create with. So, first order of the new catalog year, I got it. I even used it to make some swaps cards for other demonstrators and fell in love with the card I made (which is the card I'm sharing here).

Isn't it a great card? Bright and cheerful. Who wouldn't love to receive this birthday card? And it's an easy card to make. There isn't a ton of hard work to make this card. It's all about the layering: the cardstock and then the stamped shapes. The layers of stamped shapes really give the card a lot of "texture" to bring it all together. The turtle is stamped and then punched out. Can't get much easier than that.

Now that I think about it. I think this would be a great thank you card too. I think I need to make some of those.

Don't forget to keep hopping by clicking the links below. You will be inspired.




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