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Graduation Twist Card

Gradsdads

Hi Stampers,

Welcome back to Grads & Dads week. Today, I have a graduation card. I have been meaning to try this technique for so long and just thought I don't have the time. Actually, it is not time consuming at all but VERY ADDICTING!!! My head is spinning with all the ideas for cards using this technique. I am sure there are tons of names for it but I am calling it a Twist Card.

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I used the new gorgeous foil frenzy speciality DSP from the new catalog. This paper is great for 3D projects--nice and thick!!! I also used the sentiment from Happy Celebrations. Open the card and this is what you see-the banner twists and opens to this:

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Before I get a bunch of emails telling me I have lost my mind I think I better explain. LOL This is the first year in a very long time we have no openhouses!!! BUT-I know of at least 2 for next year so I used 2018. I cannot believe I already have a card made a year in advance!!! THAT NEVER HAPPENS!!!LOL

I hope you give this technique a try!! They are so fun to make!!

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #225-Double Ribbon

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Hi Stampers,

Back today with a DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. We have a home sweet home challenge. The pic reminds me of Spring that is coming---oh, wait-I live in Michigan and we are under a Winter Weather Advisory!!!! LOL Snow forecast for today and tomorrow and then 60-70 degree weather this weekend!!! Crazy!!!!

I used a cute little trick I learned from my awesome upline Dawn Olchefske. You use a 1/2" circle punch and then thread your ribbon through it.

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Inside of the card:

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I tried it first with some thinner ribbon but my hole showed through. So I used some retired ribbon which was thicker. It definitely seemed to work better. I hope you will give this a try!!!

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #222-Black Magic

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Hi Stampers,

This week for our DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge we have a product spotlight using Watercolor Pencils. If you have them, you know how great they color. They are smooth as silk. A few weeks back my upline, Dawn Olchefske, posted some cards on her blog utilizing the Black Magic Technique. This is such a cool technique and has been around for a long time but I have never tried it until now. All you do is stamp in White Craft Ink (let it dry naturally) or use your heat gun as it does take a little bit for it to dry on Basic Black or any other dark cardstock. Then you just color and highlight with the chalk marker (if you want). For those that like the ever popular adult coloring books this would be great for you to make your own!!!

I used the Melon Mambo watercolor pencil. Then I just cut freehand around the flowers.

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Rose Wonder, Garden in Bloom

Ink: White craft ink

Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White

Accessories: White doilies, white baker's twine, SNAIL, dimensionals, Big Shot, scissors, rhinestones, Rose Garden thinlits

 

 

 


Baker's Box BBQ Grill

Today, I volunteered to make a project for Technique Tuesday for my upline's group. I was going to make a card in a box but thought, why not use our Baker's Box thinlits instead?

This would be cute for a masculine card, Father's Day, etcetera. Why not give it a try? Just remember this will not fold flat to put in envelope. It would have to be hand delivered.

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I typed up a pdf file so you can download the instructions.

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Snowman Friends Chick Tag

After playing around a bit with the Snow Friends Framelits Dies I came up with another Easter idea. Love it when that happens!!!

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Snow Place

Ink: Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie marker, Memento Black

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral designer series paper (retired)

Accessories: Banner Punch, scalloped tag topper punch, metallic doily (turned over), Snow Friends framelits dies, black sharpie marker, pearls, washi tape punch, fringe scissors, dimensionals, SNAIL, Pumpkin Pie ribbon, white baker's twine, 1/2" circle punch for mask

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Directions:  First you will stamp the penguin stamp with Crushed Curry onto a piece of Whisper White and die cut with the penguin framelit. Next, mask off the face of the small snowman stamp with a post-it note. Stamp onto Soft Suede ink. Remove mask. Stamp snowman onto a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. Die cut with small snowman framelit. Color small pearls with a black sharpie marker and let dry. Cut a small piece of Pumpkin Pie folded into a beak and adhere with a half of a glue dot. Put on eyes. Put dimensionals on back and adhere to penguin die cut. Color feet with a Pumpkin Pie marker. Complete the rest of tag and put together. That's it!! Isn't that cute?

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Here I just die cut with Crushed Curry using the penguin framelit and stamped the snowman:

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Here I did the same but added a honeycomb embellishment:

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I hope this gives you ideas and inspires you to work outside the box to create you own creations!!!

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Snow Friends Framelit Easter Bunnies!!!

Ever since I bought the Snow Friends Framelits Dies I have thought the smaller snowman would make an adorable bunny!!! Question was, how to make the ears? Not hard at all, I used the ice cream cone upside down from the same set. You do have to run the die through the Big Shot twice but it was worth it. I think it turned out adorable!!! NOTE: I used some retired designer series paper (DSP) on this as I do not own the current style.

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Rotary Alphabet Stamp

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue (retired), Wisteria Wonder designer series paper (DSP)-retired, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, dimensionals, SNAIL, white enamel dots for tails, Snow Friends Framelits Dies, Wisteria Wonder ribbon, washi tape punch, Decorative Dots embossing folder

 

I HAVE ANOTHER TREAT FOR YOU TODAY ALSO!!! HOW TO USE THE SNOW FRIENDS FRAMELITS AND PETITE PETALS PUNCH FOR EARS:

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I hope you will give either one of these a try!! Happy Tails!!!

Remember you can purchase the items to make these cards as the Snow Friends Framelits Dies were carried over from the Christmas catalog!!! Be sure to order your supplies to make these, in my online store here today!!!

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Going Global

Hello, 

I made this card when I received my first order from the Occasions catalog but never posted the card. I watched a few videos on youtube to figure out how to do partial diecutting and just love the card that resulted.

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Here are a couple of pics of the inside:

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Going Global

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Going Places designer series paper

Accessories: Star framelits, 1" circle punch, gold trim, dimensionals, SNAIL, Big Shot

 

I hope you give this technique a try!!! The possibilities are endless!!!

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Ombre Botanicals for You

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I don't know about you but I just LOVE the big word stamps such as the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Botanicals for You. I used the ombre technique on it. So quick and easy!!! Pick out 3 different stamp colors within the same color range. I picked out Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss and Elegant Eggplant. Press the upper part of your stamp in the lightest (in this case Perfect Plum), then move down a little and press on Blackberry Bliss and then finally, Elegant Eggplant. 

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Here is the inside: (I don't know why the circle looks fuzzy)

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Botanicals For You

Ink: Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, Mossy Meadow

Paper: Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Wildflower Fields designer series paper

Accessories: Rhinestones, glue dots, SNAIL, 1" circle punch, itty bitty accents punch

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DOStamper Stars Challenge #167-Herringbone Love Blossoms

Thank you for joining us on this week's blog hop. I have been making Valentine Day cards like crazy!!! It really helps that red happens to be my fav color!!! This week we have a home sweet home challenge.

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So romantic and dreamy looking isn't it?

Here is my take:

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Bloomin' Love

Ink: Rose Red, Blushing Bride

Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Love Blossoms designer series paper

Accessories: SNAIL, trimmer, 1-3/4" circle punch, sponge, small heart punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

 

I hope you will give the herringbone technique a try!!! It is a great way to use up scraps!!!

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Pretty Petals Herringbone Technique

I just love using EVERYTHING I can and not waste it. Well, this card is no exception. I have been seeing them all over Pinterest, Facebook, etcetera. It is called the Herringbone Technique.  I like Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper because each pack coordinates all together. Take your scraps, (I used 5 different patterns) and cut them 1/2 " in length. Then I put several strips of SNAIL running across my already cut Very Vanilla cardstock-(I used 3-3/4" x 5"). I started layering them on with the ends overhanging about 1/8" apart. When you are finished just turn over and trim with snips to the edge of the Very Vanilla cardstock. Remember: THERE IS NO WRONG WAY TO DO THIS. And-no card is alike!!!

Here is my finished card:

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I hope you give this technique a try!!!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: One Big Meaning

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Very Vanilla,  Pretty Petals designer series paper stack

Accessories: SNAIL, snips, dimensionals, 1" square punch for fishtail, large rhinestone, linen thread, glue dot

 

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