Today I am sharing with you a Clean and Simple card. I have so much trouble keeping things simple, I always want to JAZZ them up. But this one is jazzy without adding more. At least I think so! You’ll have to tell me!
I LOVE the copper embossing powder, and I added some Copper thread. The dots are done in the Copper Powder, it’s hard to see that in this picture. AND I have found that Banners for You works well with other stamp sets!! I used the Happy Birthday from Birthday Banners. Since it is Photopolymer you can bend the stamp to fit the banner!!
Below my name is a list of all the supplies to make this card, just click on any picture to be sent to my OnLine Store! If you buy from my store I will send you a handmade card!
Until next time!
A California Girl living in North Carolina
Want to receive this card? Check out below how you can be in a drawing to get this beautiful card mailed to you!
Today I am sharing with you a new Technique that I kind of stumbled on!! I’m using the NEW stamp set: Painted Harvest #144783 which will be in the Holiday Catalog coming out in September! You can see the video on YouTube, I have some great tips and it’s a VERY simple Z fold card!
Here is a picture of the front of the card:
Isn’t it GORGEOUS!? I was just playing around and was astounded at how great this came out! This is one of those times when I am sitting at my stamp table (by myself) and I start to talk and say how beautiful it is! LOL No-One is there, mind you……..even after 16 years of stamping I STILL get excited that I can make something this pretty!
Here it is open:
Doesn’t Berry Burst work great with this card? And here is a close-up of the front flower that looks like embroidery:
I popped up this whole piece using the Foam Adhesive Strips since they pop up more than Dimensionals. The video I made shows a different leaf than the one shown here, and I like it better. I show you how to mask the flower and put the leaves behind it. I also show you how to do the ribbon behind this image. If you go see it, leave me a message and let me know what you think.
IF you leave me a message I will have a drawing in 2 weeks on the 28th for one of you to win this card! Leave a message either here on my blog or on the video on Youtube.
ALL the dimensions are on the video, so if you want to recreate this go check it out!
All the supplies are listed below, click on any picture to be sent to my On-Line Store! If you purchase from me I will be sending you a handmade card as a Thank You!
This is a SNEAK PEEK so hope you enjoyed this card as much as I do! Keep an eye out for MORE Technique Tuesday videos! Techniques are my favorite. Anything that will let me use my stamp supplies more are a win win in my book!
Until next time!
A California girl living in North Carolina
Last time I posted I gave a little teaser and told you that I made a card using the High Tide stamp set with the Pattern Party Decorative Mask……..Here is the card I made!
When I saw the Medallion in the mask, I thought immediately that it could be a ‘sun’…….is that weird that my mind went there? I hope not!! I sponged it with Crushed Curry and then went over it with Rose Red, to give it that HOT look. 🙂 High Tide is one of my favorite Stamp sets STILL! I am not sure if or WHEN it will stop being my favorite, I guess time will tell on what Stampin’ Up! brings out next. This company always pleasantly surprises me!
For the sky and water I used Soft Sky as the base, the waves are done in Pool Party. The lighthouse is in Dapper Denim, with the first image stamped off…….this is the image that I get so tickled with when I am done stamping…….it is just so intricate and I can’t get over that I stamped it! Silly, I know! I’m the one who sits in her Stamp Room by MYSELF and says how great something looks……my kids used to shake their heads and comment that I’m crazy! Bwaahahahaha I just get so tickled that I can make beautiful things! Never in my life was I even a LITTLE bit creative, so when I discovered SU!, I was astonished that I could do things that would make others (including me!) think it was pretty! My sister always had the creative gene, and after 17 years I am still tickled. AND I get paid to do it! What’s better than that!?
The sentiment (Love) is from Lovely Friends, BUT the outside ring is from Label Me Pretty! I used a marker to color the outside ring then stamped the LOVE from Lovely Label. I was so happy when I saw that it fit perfectly inside that ring.
Here are the dimensions for this card:
Dapper Denim: 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored t 4 1/4″
Gold Foil: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Whisper White: 5″ x 3 3/4″
Below are pictures of all the product I used for this card, just click on any image to be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase from me, I will send you a handmade card, be sure and send me your address!
Now, I hope you haven’t forgotten that I am giving away Blog Candy! Here is what you can possibly win if you leave me comments:
The Brick Wall embossing folder and Basic Gray Bakers Twine. Just comment on any of my social media listed below……..
Click on the names of my Social Media in this sentence to be taken to those venues………. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram
Each and EVERY comment counts even if you are commenting on older posts. I will have the drawing on July 29th, Good Luck!
A California Girl Living in North Carolina
Here is the Final Christmas card for my Christmas in July class! You get to make this Bonus card in my class if you Pre-Pay for the 15 cards! 3 each of 5 designs, to be done in a fun filled atmosphere where everyone is bringing a snack to share!! I’m so excited!
Of course I requested certain things…… Potato Chips with Dean’s Onion Dip (EEEEE!), and homemade Chicken Salad with crackers! YUMMMM! It really will be like Christmas in July!!
I was requested to bring my Brownies, so I am not out of the baking party!
Here is a picture of my card:
LOVE the Deer from Nature Sings! And the verse above the JOY comes from Christmas Pines! The J and the Y are from Letters for You.
Some Christmas Cards you want to be simple, so you can crank those babies out and get them in the mail……this is one of those! The wreath is the new Boxwood Wreaths on page 197! I added Metallic Metal Shapes and the Brights Enamel Shapes to make the ‘ornaments’ on the front of the wreath! Isn’t it pretty?!!
Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Garden Green 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2)
Gold Foil 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
Whisper White 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (front), 5″ x 3 3/4″ inside
Here is a glimpse, if you missed the other 5 cards!!
And Another reminder of the Blog Candy!!
Just post on any of my Social Media (below) to be entered into the drawing! The drawing is on July 29th, each and every comment counts towards the blog candy….I use a Name Generator to pick the names, this way everything is fair!
Are you ready for my Christmas in July card #5? This one was CASE’d (Copy, Share/Stamp *I don’t know the original ‘S’*, Everything) from StampinMak.
I didn’t change a thing because this was perfect! I really try to make cards I see my own, but when I see something that really touches me, I go with it!
Here is my 5th card:
I LOVE the Gold Foil on the Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso! The Cable Knit Embossing Folder ties the whole card together!! What do you think? Need anything?
Fun!! Now who is ‘card worthy’ to receive this wonderful card?! When you put your heart into making a card, you have to make sure that the recipient will appreciate your efforts! I really send them to all my family and friends, I just hope they know how much hard work and love goes into each and every handmade card!
Measurements for this card:
Tranquil Tide – 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″
Early Espresso – 5 1/4″ x 4″ , 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (for front), scrap for oval
Cherry Cobbler 5″ X 3 3/4″ (front), 5 1/4″ x 4 (inside)
Very Vanilla 5″ x 3 3/4″ for inside
Gold Foil 3 1/4″ X 2 1/4″, plus scrap for pinecone
TIP: Use Envelope maker to corner round the small Early Espresso
To remind you, here are the other cards that have come before:
Does this make you want to attend my class? There is ONE more Christmas Card to go!! The one I post next is the one my attendees get if they pre-pay for the class! Stay tuned. Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss the next post.
AND now the Blog Candy!
You can be put in the drawing to win the Brick Wall Embossing Folder AND Basic Gray Bakers Twine, just by commenting on any of my Social Media Outlets! Click on the names of my Social Media in this sentence to be taken to those venues………. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram . Easy way to get something for free……the only thing I hope is that you find something NICE to say about what you see! 🙂 Any and ALL comments count, even if you comment on things that aren’t current, and you can comment on multiple posts! The drawing is on July 29th, so stay tuned and Good Luck!
All product for this card will be listed below, just click on any of the pics to be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase anything from me, you will receive a handmade card in the mail, so be sure and send e your address!!
I’m off to play in my Stamp Room! I’ll be back soon!!
A California Girl living in North Carolina Product List
The card for today is one of my FAVORITES! At least so far! This is card #4 for my Christmas in July Class! We will be making 16 cards at one time, or at least at one class! 3 cards each of 5 designs!
Here are the others that I have done up to now:
I absolutely fell in love with the ribbon for this card when I first saw it in the Catalog! BUT, in person it was even prettier!! Of course I had to use it as soon as I got it!
Here is the front and back of this card:
Super simple, but still sooooooo pretty! Two ink colors, one stamp set! The only time consuming part is attaching the sequins to the top of the card…….doesn’t have to be put on if you are in a hurry!
********** Card Stock:
Very Vanilla: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ front with trees
Tranquil Tide: 5 1/4″ x 4″, 3 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ under the deer with ribbon
Chocolate Chip: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8′
Just stamp the trees and Deer in Chocolate Chip, and the sentiment in Tranquil Tide for the front. On the inside I used Chocolate Chip, that’s it!
Sometimes simple is very elegant, I hope you think so too!
Reminder of my Blog Candy drawing that is going to be done on the 29th of July!! Here is what you can win:
LOVE this embossing folder and the Basic Gray Bakers Twine is so pretty! To win, you have between now and the 29th to comment on as many of my social media sites as you want, any and all comments count! That’s a LOT of chances! Click on any of these to be taken to my other sites to place your comment:
It’s that time again! I’m competing once again in Kylie’s International Blog Hop! Please go vote for me!! Click here to vote.
To vote, click on the heart in my picture #11, and your vote will count!
The theme this month is Gratitude! Here is my card:
This is a FUN card! I was inspired by BJ Peters, she used this idea but with Eastern Elegance, you can find her card here. I was thinking of other stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! that could be used with this idea of the front flap opening to reveal a sentiment. This is the set that I thought of! Once you pull back the flap, here is what you see:
The inside is a simple piece of cardstock:
What do you think? Like it? Here are the details so you can make it if you want!!
*********** Cardstock: Soft Suede 4 1/4″ X 9 3/4″ scored at 4 1/4″, flap is: 1 1/4″ x 9″ scored at 5 1/2″, front piece: 3 1/4″ sq., scrap for front sentiment on flap. Crumb Cake 4″ sq., 3 1/4″ sq. to stamp wreath on, cut with 3″ Stitched Circle Framelit. Gold Foil 3 1/2″ sq. under Soft Suede, and 1 1/2″ scallop circle from Circle thinlits. Whisper White 4″ sq. for inside.
Everything else is listed below, just click on the picture to go to my OnLine Store. When you purchase from my OnLine Store, I will send you a nice Thank you card!
I hope you enjoyed this blog post, I REALLY loved making the card! I love cards that interact, don’t you?
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A California girl living in North Carolina
I love getting a jump on things! This month I am planning on getting a jump on Christmas Cards! I have a class at the end of the month where we will be making 16 cards at one time! 3 each of 5 designs! I have already shown you Two of my cards:
The First one uses the Embossing paste and you can find the details here. The Second one you can find here.
The Third Christmas card (out of 6) is straight out of the catalog! I don’t know what you guys think about the new Catalog, but I LOVE the card ideas in there! Stampin’ Up! has stepped up most of the ideas and I love them so much I have copied them…….or as a lot of Stampers call it (CASE…..Copy, And, Share, Everything). It’s great when you are in a bind for an idea and there it is!
Here is the card I’m sharing today!
You can find this design on page 114 in the Catalog! Another antiquey card! I colored the berries on the bottom, so it’s TECHNICALLY not a total CASE but I pretty much copied everything else. Do you like it?
Out of my 6 cards, most are straightforward and very simple, but others are a ‘little’ harder. This one has some masking (I put the stamped image that was cut out of post it over the Santa to sponge around him, so I could get it darker around the edges than i wanted him) I then sponged again, to make sure and get parts of him sponged so it looks old. This card is something anyone could do, with some guidance. I HAVE to have some easier cards so we can make them in bulk, but also have some stepped up cards so we, as stampers, are happy!
Details for this card: ie measurements:
Soft Suede 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored in half at 4 1/4″
Very Vanilla 4 x 4 3/4″ torn on the 4″ side (once torn it will be approximately 3 5/8″) and 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (for the part the Santa is stamped on), 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside
Linen Thread wrapped around 2 x
Colored pencils, I used real red, but made it as dark as I could.
The rest of the supplies will be in pictures below, click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store!
Are you excited to see the rest of my Christmas in July cards? Stay tuned!! I’ll be posting tomorrow my Kylie International Blog Hop card, it is NOT Christmas, but stay tuned the others will be coming soon! I hope that you will vote for me!!
Blog Candy!! Who Wants Some!? 🙂 I know I am silly, but I would love to get blog candy of my own! Here is what I am giving away this time!!
The Brick Wall Embossing Folder and some Basic Gray Bakers Twine! Absolutely FREE! All you need to do is add a comment here on my blog ANY POST! My Facebook page, Pinterest page, Instagram or Twitter! Even if you comment on older posts IT COUNTS! I keep track of everyone who comments and I put them into a Random Name Generator and that’s how you win! The drawing will be held July 29th! Good Luck!
Again, I hope you have enjoyed your visit, and will come back again! Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss anything!
A California Girl living in North Carolina Product List
Here is the start of my Christmas cards that I will be making this year! If you receive cards from me and want to be surprised, don’t go any further!! LOL
I am doing a class where we will make 3 each of FIVE Christmas cards, and if you prepay you get to make an extra Bonus card! I’m hoping to get a headstart on my Christmas cards this year, how about you?!
I am going to show you today ONE of my 6 cards so far…….make sure you check back in so you can see the others!
Here is the first one:
I love cards that are weathered and antiquey……..I know that is NOT a word, but that’s the only one that came to mind! LOL
I stamped the Music Notes on the Vanilla piece with Sahara Sand, but stamped off first so it wasn’t so dark. I then tore the cardstock in carefully planned areas, and made it look old. LOVE doing this, don’t you? This card was really simple except that the ageing did tak a little time, but not as much as you would think. I stamped the Reindeer? using Early Espresso ink, didn’t color him in at all, and I think he looks great! I wanted some of my cards to be a little simpler since I will be making these in bulk. I cut him out using the Stitched Framelits and then cut a mat using the Circle framelits using the scallop, cutting this out with Cherry Cobbler. I used my Early Espresso marker to make the stitched edge look stitched!
For the Banner I used the Bunch of Banners thinlits. Did you know that this banner thinlit cuts out BOTH the sentiment AND the border? I hadn’t used this one yet, and was surprised that it did that, so I was able to frame the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler!
I added Linen Thread behind the Reindeer, popped up the sentiment with Dimensionals and I was done! Easy Peasy!
Here is what the inside looks like:
Isn’t it pretty?
Below is a pictorial list of what I used to make this card, click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase anything from me online I will send you a handmade card!
Want some Blog Candy? I have taken a few days off since giving away my last one, so I guess it’s time!!
I LOVE embossing folders and I also love Bakers Twine! This Bakers Twine is Gray, my FAVORITE color! Is Gray a color?
You can get this mailed directly to you if you win the drawing that I will be having in a few weeks on July 29th. How can you win this? Easy! Just leave me comments here on my blog, OR on any of my Social Media places……..Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. ALL comments count, no matter which posts you comment on! You can spend a good amount of time visiting my older posts and commenting and they count!! Not only will you be getting good ideas for you projects, but you will be put in my drawing each and every time you comment! Pretty easy wouldn’t you say?
I’m off, dinner is almost ready!! I’m very lucky, I have a husband who likes to cook and I don’t have to!! WooHoo!
Subscribe to my posts so you won’t miss the rest of this month’s Christmas cards!!
A California girl who lives in North Carolina
The card I am sharing with you today is from the stamp set Hello Friend! I shared this card with you last time:
I, once again, looked in the Catalog for Inspiration! This is the image that struck me as something I wanted to try:
This is using the kit on page 16 & 17: Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit. I don’t have the kit……….yet, but have the stamp set and wanted to give this a try. I DID have the Gold mini sequins! Those are just too stinkin’ cute!! I was giggling when I got them! It doesn’t take much (in the card making world) to make me happy!
I didn’t have the kit, but I loved the way the wreath looked on Crumb Cake, so I was using that. I wanted a lighter green (than pictured) so I used Wild Wasabi as my green. LOVE how the flowers are so white so I wanted to use Versamark and White Embossing Powder. Here is what my card looks like:
Isn’t it pretty? And not too many steps, sometimes simplicity is the best way to go!!
The sentiment is on Whisper White 1 3/4″ x 1 1/4″, then I used the Envelope Punch Board to round two opposite corners, to give a really pretty look! I popped this up with dimensions after putting some adhesive on the card in the middle of the Wreath and laid down the Gold Mini sequin ribbon. The ribbon is free to move on both ends, only the middle is stuck down.
The Gold Foil Paper is 5″ x 3 3/4″, but I cut around the inside edges to make a frame since you can’t see it and I didn’t want to waste any of it!! The top Crumb cake is 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.
Easy but definitely stunning! In person, it’s even better!!
I have blog candy that I’m giving away too! Here is what you can win:
To be in on the drawing on July 4th all you need to do is comment here on my blog, any post! Or comment on my Facebook page, Instagram, or Twitter! I will put all the names into a Random Name Generator and I will announce the winner! Who doesn’t want something free for just posting nice things?!!
Once again, I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed making it! Please subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss out on my posts in the future!
The pictures of the products used will be below, just click on any picture and you will be taken to my Online Store! If you purchase from me, you will receive a handmade card from me plus a little than you gift!
Until next time,
A California Girl living in North Carolina