Toucan Do It

I had fun with some tropical images from The Stamps of Life. They just celebrated being in business for 10 years and these images were part of their celebration. I saw the idea I used in their gallery. I can’t take credit for it, but loved the artist’s work.

Toucan Do It!

The toucan stamp set was free for club members in the month of August. It is available for purchase if you are interested. I had fun coloring the toucan. I used a variety of alcohol markers, some Copic, some Spectrum Noir, and at least one Bic. The flower is watercolored. I made several flowers and have them sitting in a cup, waiting to be used. This has already gone out in the mail. I love when I am able to use the card immediately.

Raccoon Patterned Paper card

This is the second card for this month’s challenge at Gina K Designs. https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2019/09/02/september-2019-monthly-mix-challenge/

Raccoon Patterned Paper Card

I have used this layout many times. I always go to Gina K Designs You Tube channel and search for box and find the layout. This is easy to make several and combine in a box for gift giving. I used the Sun Kissed Autumn paper pack and the Autumn Wishes stamp set and dies.

Corner Bookmark

This project is for the Mod Squad Challenge: http://modsquadchallenge.com/anything-but-a-card/

MSC Corner Bookmark

I used a tutorial from Split Coast Stampers to get the size correct. I have made this kind of bookmark several times. It hold up well. The base of this bookmark is Turquoise Sea cardstock. The patterned paper is The Simple Things as well as the stamps used. all by Gina K Designs. The border was cut using a Lawn Fawn die.

Easel Post-it Note Holder

I found a wonderful tutorial in making this kind of note holder with Mary Fish: https://stampinpretty.com/2018/08/country-home-easel-post-it-note-holder.html

I used Gina K Designs patterned paper and stamps. This is for this week’s Mod Squad Challenge: http://modsquadchallenge.com/anything-but-a-card/

Post-it Note Holder

The stamps used are Inspiring Poppies and Happy Mail. When beginning the project, I should have began with the post-it note and colors to match. I couldn’t find a color of notes that were close to the easel color, so I chose one with a design on the note. Then I got the idea of covering the part that doesn’t match. I will probably send this to someone and they can remove the top page of the notes and use them.

Basket Weave Fall Card

I made a card with the basket weave technique for the Thursday challenge on Split Coast Stampers. I specifically chose fall colors to work with the Mod Squad Challenge for this week: http://modsquadchallenge.com/fall-stampendous/

Mod Squad Challenge Basket Weave
Basket Weave inside

The cardstock used is SU Early Expresso and GKD Ivory. I used scraps for the die cut leaves. I wanted the die cut leaves on the front and they needed to be on a color that would help them to be seen, so I made the labels to place them on. The labels were cut using a Hero Arts die and embossed with SU Layered Leaves 3D folder. The sentiment “grateful” came from GKD Skeleton Leaves.

The inside was stamped with a leaf image that was won in a grab bag from Gina K Designs. I do not know the name of the stamp set it originally came from. I used fall colored Memento inks to stamp it. The inside sentiment came from SU Painted Harvest. It is stamped in Memento Expresso Truffle which is a great match for the cardstock.

This was a fun technique to learn and create.

Birthday Celebration Flip-it Card

I had fun making this flip-it card.

Birthday Celebration front
Birthday Celebration inside

The cardstock and patterned paper are from The Stamps of Life. This is the first time I have used their patterned paper and cardstock together. Love how the colors match.

The front stamped greeting is from the Stampin’Up, March Paper Pumpkin, set called Poppin’ Birthday. The inside greeting is also SU called Bring on the Cake. This is for a 25th birthday as you can see with the numbers being colored.

I used Gina K Designs Red Hot ink for the greeting. It matched the paper perfectly. The Tombow marker #856 matches the ink and paper quite well, so it was used to color the numbers.

I made the fold out piece to either write something or place a gift card there. I can add a vellum envelope to hold the gift card, if needed.

Dies used are the Sizzix Framelits Flip-its with a circle. I thought circle was part of the name, but it doesn’t appear to be. I used SU Stitched Shapes Framelits for the white circles. The white paper is Whisper White from SU. This is also a first for me. I had a couple of pieces, so pulled one out to use with this card. It is a smooth white and bright. I really like it.

This is for my daughter who is not into pinks and frills. Hopefully this will be acceptable to her.

Magnolia Happy Birthday

I sat down today and just stamped. It is fun to do this sometimes. I did use the colors for this week’s color challenge at Split Coast Stampers: Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral.

Magnolia Blooms

The set is from SU called Magnolia Blooms. It is not in the printed catalog, but in a catalog for new stampers or stampers new to SU. I like the price of the set, so it made my list. I am pretty sure I have used this layout before, probably saw in a video. I had a pack of the Pear Pizzazz paper that was new, from my mother. It worked well for the card base. I added the black layer to help, since I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I needed something to add for the greeting and larger flower, so I looked in a file of paper from my sister and it had Calypso Coral. I added a strip on a black layer. It needed help, so it was embossed with the stand-by, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I even decorated the inside of the card and an envelope to match.

Floral Hello and Hugs

I saw a video with My Favorite Things and then applied the idea to a Monochromatic Challenge with Split Coast Stampers. After looking at the items I used, I decided to use it with the Retro Challenge. https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2019/08/challenge-117-anything-goes.html Here is the challenge label: RRCB117

Monochromatic Card One RRCB117

The stamp set used is called Obsessed with Floral by Unity Stamp Company. I believe it came to my home in June, 2018. The die is Scripty Hello from Lawn Fawn, which has been in my home for around a year, but was released in 2014 or 2015.

The paper is Gina K Designs: Layering Weight White, Moonlit Fog, and Slate.

With cutting into one inch strips, this has pieces for two cards. The next one has Hugs on it.

Monochromatic Card Two

It is always fun to make two cards from one idea.