Hello!

Thank you all for your comments on my last post! I really appreciate all your kind words.

Today I have a card that has, ahem, been sitting around for awhile, waiting so patiently to be shared.

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For this card, I paired the Floral Fill-in stencil and paper with the Say Hello die, all from Concord & 9th. First I ink-blended over the stencil to add the floral details on the patterned paper. Then I die-cut the panel using a pierced frame from Avery Elle and die-cut the “hello”. I also die-cut the hello from three different shades of red cardstock (from Reverse Confetti), assembled them and then adhered the whole shebang onto a coordinating piece of red cardstock cut down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I added a few enamel dots and called it done. One of my quicker cards, actually. That patterned paper is really fun to work with.

Speaking of which, I also made this card, using the Fill-in Phrases from the same bundle as the stencil and paper. After stamping and assembling the card, I used a white pigment pen to add a faux stitch border and highlights on the stamp.

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That’s all for today, thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting, friends!

Honey, I love you

I had hoped to spend the weekend making cards for challenges, or just make cards in general, but we’ve been busy dealing with the aftermath of a couple of really crazy storms. For the last couple of days, the only thing you could hear in our neighborhood was wood chippers and chainsaws. And thunder. Lots and lots of thunder. We escaped with very minor damage; our neighbors were not so lucky. One lost their garage to an uprooted tree. Another had damage to their roof from the same tree. You couldn’t even see a house up the street because it was under another uprooted tree. By the way, we have big, old, beautiful trees. We will have to replace the gutters on our garage, but they needed replacing anyway. Other than that, we just had to replace the contents of our refrigerator from the extended power outage.

This is all to say that I’ll be sharing a card from the Pile To Be Blogged instead of playing with new stamps and being inspired by all the fun challenges. There’s always next week ๐Ÿ™‚

For this card, I blended two stamp sets to make a sweet one layer card: The Buzz set from Reverse Confetti and the Love You. Mean It set from Concord & 9th. They go together quite well, no?

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I first traced a circle onto watercolor paper in pencil and then stamped the images along the line. Then I loosely watercolored, keeping the color palette pretty simple. Then I cut the panel down using a wonky stitch rectangle die and tied some matching twine across. Then I adhered the panel to the card base with a piece of craft foam.

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This card makes me think of summers in the country. A breeze blowing through open windows, walking through a field, afternoon naps, cicadas buzzing, and lemonade. Not severe thunderstorms.

Hope you all enjoy the last few weeks of summer! Thanks for stopping by!

RC Seeing Stars

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Hi everyone, hope you’re having a good weekend. Yesterday I got to play with some of the things I ordered from Reverse Confetti’s latest release, including these Seeing Stars Confetti Cuts. I totally “borrowed” (read: shamelessly copied) the layout from this card I saw on RC’s Ingstagram, ย and added a gouache rainbow (using this bright set from Holbein).

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The stars were die cut from scrap watercolor paper. I don’t have gold paper (or if I do, I have no idea where it is), so I used aย VersaMark marker to coat a few stars and heat embossed them with gold powder. I also heat embossed the sentiment (from the MFT Totally Happy set) onto black cardstock.

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A totally fun and happy card to brighten up someone’s day! Thanks for stopping by!

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I made this card last month mostly to try out a birthday gift (the star garland from Reverse Confetti).

(Side note: I’ve been making a lot of birthday cards lately and can’t seem to part with any of them. Is that a problem?)

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This card was very simple to make. Just a couple of die cuts – one on white card stock, and the second on card stock covered in rainbow washi tape. Can you see the difference? The bottom is recessed, with washi tape in the background, and the top one is the washi tape cut.

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I just made sure to line up the rainbow washi tape so that I could get the same pattern in both garlands.

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The happy birthday stamp is from Lawn Fawn’s Party Animals set.

Yep. Can’t give this one away.