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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Back to the Bouquet

It's a battle...

Do I prefer Oh So Eclectic or Beautiful Bouquet?  Decisions, decisions...

Well, let's take another look at Beautiful Bouquet:

A quick thank you note to a colleague at work.

I had some left-over card bases from a workshop.  This one happened to be in Flirty Flamingo with a piece of the (now retired) Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack in Peekaboo Peach.  So this drove my color combination for this card.

I stamped several flowers in Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach, and then cut the flowers, stems (Emerald Envy) and "bouquet wrap"/ribbon using the coordinating framelits.  I already had the Stitched Shapes circle and the sentiment box (which went with the original workshop card), so I just cut a scalloped circle using the Layering Circles and some Emerald Envy cardstock.  Done!

Layer the flowers and stamp the sentiment, and my card was good to go.  And oh so pretty!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sending Hugs

I have three grandsons who are out of school for the summer.  My husband and I went shopping at a local toy store to send them something to help pass the long summer days.  Puzzles, Dominoes and a card were mailed off from "Grammy and Grumpy" and here are the cards I sent:

This started with a card base and two layers, Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay, that was left over from a class.  So I used the large "hugs" from Lovely Inside and Out to stamp an ombre layer for the center panel.  Colors are Pool Party, Marina Mist, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and Night of Navy.  Of course I relied on my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to line everything up perfect!

The panel was mounted on a layer of Night of Navy, and then I added two strips of 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist for a pop of color.

Do you see that background?  I stamped "HUGS" in Versamark ink, again employing the Stamp-a-ma-Jig.  When I needed just part of the stamp, I grabbed some retired Washi Tape to mask off some of the stamp, inked it up, removed the tape, and stamped just the letters I needed.  Such a fun background!

I was so pleased with this card, I decided to duplicate it for my other grandson, using some new colors:

Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist this time...and for the ombre panel, I started at the bottom with Tranquil Tide.  The next one is also Tranquil Tide, but stamped off once.  Then I repeated it, but stamped off twice--using my Stamp-a-ma-Jig I stamped over it in Lemon Lime Twist.  The fourth word is in Lemon Lime Twist, full strength, and I topped it off with Lemon Lime Twist stamped off.

And for this card I added that adorable bow--the 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows are already tied and have a glue dot on the back; just the simple and cute embellishment I needed.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

I May Have Lied

Confession time...

I think I mentioned that I LOVE the new Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, and may have noted that it's my new favorite.

Well, I might have lied...

I think I am now in love with Oh So Eclectic; take a look:

Oh my...what a bundle!  I had the best time stamping, cutting out and layering all these flowers.  And the Designer Series Paper, Naturally Eclectic, is to die for!  See that mottled-looking Berry Burst background?  Be still my heart!

I stamped, cut and layered flowers and leaves; and that sharp "diamond"-looking piece?  Part of the fabulous thinlits dies!  Oh my...such fun!

This set is featured on the cover of the annual catalog.  I've got more samples coming your way; this is one terrific set!  And quite possibly my new favorite!

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