Stampin’ Up Heartland Masculine card for Watercooler Wednesday and Colour and Sketch

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  How was your week?  Are you happy the weekend is finally here? Has anyone made fun plans?  I’m hoping to get a little crafting in myself, but we’ll see.

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up Heartland Stamp Set to make a masculine card for you.  This can be a Father’s Day card, Birthday, Thinking of you, or anything else you can think of.

I also joined in with a couple challenges today.  1st is the CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge # 309.  Be sure to stop by to see what everyone has made and to play along.  Here are their colors for the challenge.

The next is Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #209.   Be sure to stop by here too and see what everyone has made and to play along.  Here is their challenge.

I started by adhering a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to a panel of Pear Pizzazz cardstock using Snail.  On another smaller piece of Wood Textures DSP I stamped the little boy with the ducks from the Heartland stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the right side.  I colored the little boy in with my Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker and my light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I then adhered the panel to the bottom of the Pear Pizzazz card front using Snail.
I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around the seam twice and tied a small bow.  I adhered the card front to a So Saffron card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the tractor with the dog from the Heartland stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the tractor in using my Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker and my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampn’ Blends Marker.  Using my Big Shot, I cut the image out with my Square Stitched Shaped Framelits Dies and I adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the tractor image from the Heartland stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, stamping off twice, in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Part Of My Story Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz Ink over the tractor.  This stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration item free with a $50 order.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the tractor image from the Heartland stamp set on the front of the envelope.  I adhered a piece of Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. This was a pretty quick and easy card to make.  Happy Stamping!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! After all, we could not have shared all these years of creativity if it weren’t for our subscribers.
To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we’re offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit.

There has never been a better time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. And because it’s our sixth birthday celebration, we’ll be pulling out all the stops. You’ll get an adorable kit, a special box, and most importantly, you’ll get TWO stamp sets instead of one.
$20 for a Paper Pumpkin kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better! There has never been a better time for you to join Paper Pumpkin.

Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

A subscriber must have an active subscription by March 10, 2019 in order to receive the March kit.
The FREE stamp set coordinates with the March kit but it is not needed to complete the projects.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so DON’T WAIT.

Click HERE to go to my store and subscribe.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner mat)
  • So Saffron Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner), 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (artwork)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 3 1/2″ X 3 7/8″ (top of card front), 1 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ (bottom of card front), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Rooted In Nature Masculine Card

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers. The weekend is coming up quickly.  Is anyone making plans.

For today’s card I made a masculine card that we made at my last workshop.  The ladies wanted to make masculine cards, so that’s what we did.

I started with a panel of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper and using my Big Shot, I ran it through with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I adhered the card front to a Tranquil Tide card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using my Big Shot again, I cut 2 panels of the Nature’s Poem DSP out using my Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I adhered each of the rectangles to a Tranquil Tide mat using Snail then I adhered them to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the tree trunk image from the Stampin’ Up Rooted In Nature Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off twice.  I stamped the sentiment from the Rooted In Nature stamp set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of the trunk then I fussy cut the trunk.  I adhered the trunk to the center of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I embossed and die cut a couple of the leaves from the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies in Tranquil Tide cardstock.  I adhered the triple leaf under the top of the trunk using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and I adhered the other 2 leaves on the bottom of the trunk using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered a small Mint Macaron bow from the Nature’s Twine using a Glue Dot on top of the leaf stems.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Rooted In Nature stamp set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the leaf images from the same stamp set in Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide Inks stamping off once or twice to get light images.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Tranquil Tide card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the front of the envelope the same as I did for the bottom of the inner liner of the card with the leaf images from the Rooted In Nature stamp set.  I adhered a piece of Nature’s Poem DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! After all, we could not have shared all these years of creativity if it weren’t for our subscribers.
To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we’re offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit.

There has never been a better time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. And because it’s our sixth birthday celebration, we’ll be pulling out all the stops. You’ll get an adorable kit, a special box, and most importantly, you’ll get TWO stamp sets instead of one.
$20 for a Paper Pumpkin kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better! There has never been a better time for you to join Paper Pumpkin.

Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

A subscriber must have an active subscription by March 10, 2019 in order to receive the March kit.
The FREE stamp set coordinates with the March kit but it is not needed to complete the projects.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so DON’T WAIT.

Click HERE to go to my store and subscribe.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Tranquil Tide Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″),       2 – 3 5/16″ X 1 15/16″ (stitched rectangle mats), scraps for leaves
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2 – 2 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (to cut out the stitched rectangles for card front), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up By The Bay For TGIF and ‘Just Us Girls’ Challenges

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  How is your week going?  Were you able to hop around yesterday with our team Blog Hop? If not, go back and check out everyone’s beautiful projects.

For today’s card I used a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set called By The Bay.  I joined in with the TGIF Challenge #198 and ‘Just Us Girls’ Challenge #474. Be sure to stop by both challenges to see what everyone has made and to play along.  Here is my card that I came up with for the challenges.

Here is the TGIF Sketch Challenge

and here is ‘Just Us Girls’ Challenge

I started with a panel of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and adhered it to a Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the house image from the Stampin’ Up By The Bay Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  This beautiful stamp set is a FREE item with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.  I just love this image and would absolutely love to be in that house looking out at the bay right now.  On a smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the seagull image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Using my Aqua Painter filled with Alcohol, I water colored the images in using Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate and Soft Suede Inks.  To get the ink I squeezed the stamp pad before opening it so that ink goes on the inside of the lid.  I used my Aqua Painter to pick up the ink to color my picture with.  When I was done with each color, I wiped the lid with paper towel to make sure ALL alcohol was off the lid before closing it.  You do not want to get alcohol in your ink.  Once I was done watercoloring my pictures I cut them out using the Layering Oval Framelits Dies and my Big Shot.  I adhered the house and bay image to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and I adhered the seagull image using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the By The Bay stamp set in Soft Suede Ink.  I stamped the seashell from the same stamp set to the right of the sentiment in Crumb Cake Ink.  I edged the strip using my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to give it a little dimension.  I then adhered the sentiment to the card front, sliding it under the seagull image, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I attached a small bow made of Linen Thread to the sentiment strip using a Glue Dot.

On the inside I stamped the house image from By The Bay stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink, stamping it off once, in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Soft Suede Ink over the house image.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! After all, we could not have shared all these years of creativity if it weren’t for our subscribers.
To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we’re offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit.

There has never been a better time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. And because it’s our sixth birthday celebration, we’ll be pulling out all the stops. You’ll get an adorable kit, a special box, and most importantly, you’ll get TWO stamp sets instead of one.
$20 for a Paper Pumpkin kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better! There has never been a better time for you to join Paper Pumpkin.

Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

A subscriber must have an active subscription by March 10, 2019 in order to receive the March kit.
The FREE stamp set coordinates with the March kit but it is not needed to complete the projects.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so DON’T WAIT.

Click HERE to go to my store and subscribe.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 4 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (house image), 1/2″ X 3″ (sentiment strip), scrap for smaller oval
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)

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Stampin’ Up Life Is Grand Masculine Card

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers. WOW! It’s Friday already.  Does anyone have fun plans for the weekend?

For today I have another masculine card for you.   I’ve told you before how much I struggle with them.  I’ve actually come up with a few in the past couple weeks.  I used the Stampin’ Up Life Is Grand Stamp Set.  I love how t does the shading for you when you stamp.  Here’s my card for you.

I started with an Old Olive card front and ran it through my Big Shot using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I stamped the ‘Make A Wish’ from the Life Is Grand stamp set in Old Olive Ink on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the streamers from the Stampin’ Up Around The Corner Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink around the sentiment.

I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Smoky Slate mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted sentiment to the card front, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, on an angle so that it over hung on both sides of the card front.  I cut off the excess from each side using my Paper Snips.

I adhered the card front to a Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside Whisper White panel I stamped the sentiment from the Life Is Grand stamp set in Old Olive Ink.  I stamped the corner streamers from the Around The Corner stamp set in Night of Navy Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Snail.  I adhered a strip of Smoky Slate cardstock to a Whisper White mat using Snail and adhered it to the bottom of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the corner streamers from the Around The Corner stamp set on the front of the envelope and the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 10 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 4 7/8″ (card front)
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock 5 1/2″ X 1 3/4″ (sentiment mat), 3/8″ X 4 1/4″ (bottom strip)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 1 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (sentiment strip), 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ (bottom strip mat), 3 3/4″ X 4 1/2″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree Masculine Card

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  Can you believe it’s not only Friday already, but it’s February.  January just flew by for me. Does anyone have fun plans for the weekend.

The ladies that come to my workshop asked for Masculine cards.  I struggle often with those, so I pulled out the Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set.  Here is one that I came up with for them to make this month.  Take a look.

I started by embossing a panel of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with my Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in my Big Shot.  I adhered it to an Old Olive card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I took a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped it with one of the tree images from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  I quickly sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I then started sponging colors to give it a bit of a sunset look.  I started at the bottom with Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Inks.  Going up, I sponged with So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Inks blending them together.  I then used Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather and Night of Navy Inks for the top section, again blending them.  Once I was happy with the way it looked I adhered the artwork to an Old Olive mat using Snail.

I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock in Old Olive Ink.  I punched the sentiment out using the Classic Label Punch and sponged around it with Old Olive Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.On the inside I stamped the tree image from Lovely As A Tree stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, stamping off 4 times, on a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Early Espresso Ink over the trees.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the Old Olive card base using Snail.

To complete my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the tree image from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set on both sides of the envelope front.  I adhered a piece of Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Doing the Sponging Technique every card will come out different.  I can’t wait to see how everyone’s comes out at my workshop.  Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Old Olive Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″),          4 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 3/8″ X 2 3/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 4 ” X 5 1/4″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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Heat Tool

$30.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stampin’ Up Rooted In Nature Masculine Card

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  Is anyone making any fun plans for the weekend?  One more work day left in the week and then 2 off, for most.   I usually work on weekends, so I get 1 day off and I’m usually off Friday’s too.

For today’s card I made a masculine card using the Stampin’ Up Rooted In Nature bundle.

I’m one who always struggles with masculine cards, they are a challenge for me.  Since I did come up with one, I played along with Watercolor Wednesday Challenge #204.  Be sure to stop by and see what everyone had created.   Here is their challenge.

I started with a Sahara Sand card front and adhered a panel of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper using Snail.  I then adhered it to a Soft Suede card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using my Triple Banner Punch, I made a banner from a smaller piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I also cut a banner from another piece of the Nature’s Poem DSP and adhered it to the Sahara Sand banner using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of the Crumb Cake Nature’s Twine around the top and tied a bow.

I adhered the banner to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals lining it up with the DSP on the card front.  I cut a couple small and large leaves out using my Big Shot and the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies in Tranquil Tide cardstock.  I adhered them to the top of the banner by the bow using Snail and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a small piece of Sahara Sand cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Rooted In Nature stamp set in Tranquil Tide Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using my Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies Circle.  I adhered the sentiment to the banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside on a Very Vanilla panel I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Enjoy Life Photopolymer stamp set in Tranquil Tide Ink.  I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Stampin’ Up Hand Delivered Host stamp set below in Tranquil Tide Ink.  I stamped the larger leaf from Rooted In Nature stamp set, stamping off 3 times, over the sentiment.  I then adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the Soft Suede card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card, I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the leaf from Rooted In Nature stamp set in Tranquil Tide Ink, stamping off once, on the envelope front.  I adhered a piece of the Nature’s Poem DSP to the envelope flap.

By purchasing the Rooted In Nature Bundle did you know you can save 10%.  The bundle includes the Stampin’ Up Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Natures Roots Framelits Dies.  I don’t know about you, but I’m all about saving money.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2″ X 4 1/4″(banner)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Tranquil Tide Cardstock scraps for leaves
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 1 7/8″ X 4 1/8″ (banner)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Heartland for Freshly Made Sketches #369 and Sunday Stamps #195

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers. Hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for your 1st full week of 2019. . I’m hoping to be done with all the rain for a while. I don’t know about you, but things are real soggy around me.

For today’s card I played along with 2 different challenges again.  Have you ever had crafters block?  I have and when I do I look to challenges to help me.  I played along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge # 369 and the Sunday Stamps  Winter Solitude Challenge #195.  Be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches to see what everyone has made and to play along. Then be sure to stop by Sunday Stamps and see all the projects made and play along with them too.

Here is the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.

Here is the color challenge from  Sunday Stamps Winter Solitude.  I just love the softness of these colors.

Here is what I came up with for the combined challenge.  Sometimes we get so hung up with the new catalogs that come out that we forget about the Annual Catalog that still has some beautiful stamp sets.  I thought this would make a perfect Father’s Day card.  Take a look.

I started with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I stamped the barn image from the Stampin’ Up Heartland stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  Using my Aqua Painter I water colored the sky in Balmy Blue Ink. I lightly colored the trees and bushes in with Calypso Coral and So Saffron Inks and the windmill in with Smoky Slate Ink, all using my Aqua Painter.  I adhered the artwork panel to an Early Espresso mat using Snail.

On a small panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the little boy and the ducks from the Heartland stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  Again using my Aqua Painter, I colored the ducks in So Saffron and Calypso Coral Inks.  I colored the little boy in with my Balmy Blue and Ivory Stampin’ Blends Markers and I colored the stick in with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.  Using my Big Shot I cut the image out using my Layering Circles Framelits Dies. I edged the circle using my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

I adhered 2 small strips of cardstock to the card front.  One is a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock which I embossed with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (to give it a little texture) and the other is a piece of So Saffron cardstock.  I then adhered the artwork circle on top of the colored strips using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then adhered the card front to a Smoky Slate card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the barn image from the Heartland stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, stamping off twice, in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Colorful Seasons stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to an Early Espresso mat using Snail.  I then adhered it to the Smoky Slate card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the little boy with the ducks from the Heartland stamp set on the front of the envelope in Early Espresso Ink.  I stamped the barn image from the same stamp set on the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition Go Wild for Valentine’s Day

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE TO GET YOUR JANUARY KIT

January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Valentine Kit called Be Mine. It combines everything you love about Paper Pumpkin-style treat packaging with adorable critter coordination in the popular Animal Expedition Kit!

About the Kit

January’s Paper Pumpkin kit is a Valentine kit coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite. Here are a few more details:

  • Makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party

Subscribers must have an active subscription by January 10, 2019 to receive the Be Mine, Valentine kit.

Supplies are limited, so don’t wait—subscribe today!

In the event of supplies running out, Stampin’ Up! will end the subscription period early and stop taking new subscribers for January.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  Just click here to go directly to my online store.  To see more information and sign up for the monthly subscription click here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso Cardstock 4 7/8″ X 3 5/8″ (card front mat), 5 1/5″ X 4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″ (card front), 5 1/8″ X 3 7/8″ (inner liner),    3″ X 3″ (circle artwork)
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock 5/8″ X 4″
  • So Saffron Cardstock 1/2″ X 3 1/2″

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