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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  For this sketch I started with a base card made from Chocolate Chip cardstock.   I then trimmed a piece of Kiwi Kiss cardstock to be 1cm smaller than the face of the base card and attached it to the base card.  I followed this by trimming a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to be 1cm smaller than the Kiwi Kiss cardstock.  I punched the edge of the Very Vanilla cardstock using a Scallop Edge border punch.  I then stamped the punched cardstock using the Organic Outlines stamp set.  I stamped the solid images using Kiwi Kiss ink and Chocolate Chip ink for the outline images.  I attached the Very Vanilla cardstock to the base card.   On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the flower from the Organic Outline set using Chocolate Chip Ink.  I then trimmed the flowers leaving a small border around the outer edge.  I finished off the card by attaching the flowers and stamping the birthday greeting from the Little Hellos stampset.  I repeated process by making another card, but instead of Kiwi Kiss, I used Baja Breeze instead.  I also decided to make the Very Vanilla cardstock a little smaller to make the side border on the right of the card a little larger.

Stamps: Little Hellos, Organic Outlines
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, foam pads

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This week Stampin’ Royalty’s challenge is a colour challenge using MONOCHROMATIC NEUTRALS.  I started with a base card was made from Soft Suede cardstock and then trimmed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I embossed the Very Vanilla cardstock with the Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder and trimmed a piece of Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. I adhered the ribbon to the top of the embossed cardstock and then adhered the embossed card to the base card. I stamped a piece of 6cm x 5 cm Very Vanilla cardstock with the Organic Outlines stamp set using Soft Suede ink. I then matted the stamped cardstock with a piece of 6.5cm x 5.5cm soft suede cardstock and adhered to the base card.  I then attached a large Silver Grommet to the corner of the image and attached three small punched butterflies to the card.  I stamped the Birthday sentiment from the Sincere salutation stamp set, which I punched out with the Large Oval Punch and adhered to a Soft Suede Scallop oval.  I finished off the card by attaching the sentiment in the centre of the polka dot ribbon.

 

Stamps: Sincere Salutation, Organic Outlines
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  Embossing Folder Victoria, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Butterfly punch, Large Silver grommet, Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

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Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a colour challenge.  Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake(Kraft).  For this challenge I decided to make a card and a small gift.  For the card I started with a base card in Very Vanilla cardstock.  I adhered a strip of real red cardstock and then a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock, which I had punched with the Scallop border punch, to the base card.  I then trimmed a piece of Crumb Cake(Kraft) cardstock which I embossed with the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  I adhered the embossed Crumb Cake to the base card and then stamped the birthday greeting from the Happy Moments stamp set using Chocolate Chip ink.  With a Fiskars Oval template, I traced out a large oval which I then cut out using a pair of scissors.  I stamped the large oval with one of the stamps from the Vintage Vogue stamp set using Chocolate Chip ink and adhered to the centre of the card.  I then punched out three flowers using the new stampin up punch and a scrap piece of Holiday Treasures DSP.  I punched out a Chocolate Chip flower and 3 more flowers using Real Red cardstock.  With the punched flowers, I trimmed them and then shaped them to form two flowers.  With the DSP flower, I used Chocolate chip in the centre to add a bit of contrast.  I adhered the DSP flower to the centre of the oval, to finish off the card.  For the gift, I started by trimming a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock with the border stamp from the Vintage Vogue stampset using Chocolate chip ink.  I then added a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock and a piece of Crumb Cake(Kraft) cardstock.  To finished off the soap gift I attached the 2nd flower I made.

 

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Happy Moments
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Holiday Treasure
Ink:  Chocolate Chip Ink
Accessories:  Embossing Folder Swiss Dot, New  Stampin Up Punch, Fiskars Oval Template, Scallop border punch.

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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  For this sketch I started with a base card made from Crumb Cake (Kraft) cardstock.  I then trimmed a scrap piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock, which I embossed with the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  I adhered the embossed Chocolate Chip cardstock to the lower section of the card. I then trimmed a piece of Holiday Treasures DSP for the contrast band.  Before adhering the contrast band to the base card I attached a piece of chocolate double stitched ribbon and tied a bow in it.  Using Chocolate Chip ink, I then stamped the sentiment from the Contempo Christmas stamp set.  Using the ornament stamp from the same set, I stamped the ornament using  Riding Hood Red Ink.  I then trimmed around the ornament using paper scissors and tied a thin cream satin ribbon around the top of the ornament.  I adhered the ornament using foam pads.  I then repeated the processes, however instead of using the ornament, I used the Christmas Tree stamp  from the same stamp set.

 

Stamps: Contempo Christmas

  Paper: Crumb Cake (Kraft), Chocolate Chip, Holiday Treasures DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Embossing Folder Swiss Dot, Satin Ribbon, Double Stitched ribbon

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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  For this sketch I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock.  I then trimmed a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock to be slighter smaller than the face of the base card, which I embossed with the Cuttlebug folder snowflakes.  I adhered the embossed cardstock to base the card and then trimmed a scrap piece of Baja Breeze to  2 7/8th of an inch x 4  1/4 inches.  I tied a bow into a piece of white satin ribbon, which I then adhered to the righthand edge of the Baja breeze cardstock and adhered the Baja Breeze cardstock to the base card.  I trimmed some Whisper White cardstock  to 2 1/2 inches x 3-3/8th of an inch.  Using Basic Black ink I stamped the greeting and the Snowman from the Stitched Snowman stampset on to the trimmed Whisper White cardstock.  With some Baja Breeze ink I stamped snowflakes into the top left and lower right hand corner.  Then with a blender pen I coloured in the Snowman using , Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss and Summer Sun.  To finish off the card I adhered the stamped image to the base card. 

 

Stamps: Stitched Snowman
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss and Summer Sun
Accessories:  Embossing Folder Snowflakes, Satin Ribbon, Blender pen.

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Just Add Ink Challenge this week is Just Add … Wheels.  These wheels can be Stamp images, punches, Stampin-Around wheels – if it’s circular it fits the criteria!  For this challenge I decided to make pinwheels.  Pinwheels are such simple things and children enjoy immensely.  I thought it would be nice idea for this challenge, since this challenge is for Hudson.  I started with 4 pieces of various pink Pattern Pack II dsp that I trimmed to 4″ by 4″ inches.  I then cut a 1 1/2″ diagonal line in each corner and then used the cropadile to punch a pole  in the centre of the paper square and in one of the corners of each diagonal section.  I bought to long sticks from Spotlight, which I trimmed in half to make 4 medium size stick.  I then used a drawing pin to make a hole near the top portion of the 4 sticks.  I then used a small brad to pass through the hole in the centre of the paper and into the hole in the stick.  I then punched four flowers using the Spring Bouquet punch and punched a hole in the centre of these flowers using the cropadile.  I then inserted a rhinestone brad into the centre of the flower and then each of the corners of the dsp to form a pinwheel.   My daughter absolutely loves these and wants to give them to her friends for her birthday at the end of the month. 
 
 
 

Paper: Patterns Pack II DSP
Accessories: Circle Fire and Circle Ice Rhinestone brads, silver brads, Sticks, drawing Pin, Spring Bouquet Punch

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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  For this sketch I started with a base card made from Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then trimmed a piece of Soft Suede cardstock and Red Riding Hood cardstock to make a banner for the punched Birthday circles.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment 3 times from the Starring You stamp set, using Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red and Going Grey ink.  I punched out the sentiments using the 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch and put them to one side.  Using the same stamp set, I stamped the Stars stamp three times using the same colours.  I punched out the medium size star from the stamped stars using the Small Star punch.  Using Soft Suede Ink I stamped 3 Celebrate Today sentiments.  Two on the base card and the last on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, which I backed with a piece of Soft Suede cardstock.  I adhered the sentiment between the two stamped Sentiments on the base card.  I finished off the card by adhering the birthday circles to the banner and finished off by using foam pads to attach the three stars to the outer edges of the circles.

 

Stamps: Starring You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Going Gray, Soft Suede
Accessories:  1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Small Star Punch, foam pads

 

 

 

 

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This week the Stampin’ Royalty Goddess’s are challenging crafters to create your own DSP (Designer Series Paper) or background paper!  It has been a while since I have done one of the  Stampin Royalty Challenges, so I made two cards for this Challenge.  For the first card, I use a Chocolate Chip base card, accented with Kraft and Baja Breeze cardstock.  I then stamped one of the flowers from the Fifth Avenue stampset using Chocolate Chip Ink and Baja Breeze Ink.  I then stamped a flower using Chocolate Chip Ink on Chocolate Chip paper and another on Baja Breeze paper with Baja Breeze Ink.  I trimmed out the centre of the Baja Breeze flower and adhered it to the centre of the trimmed Chocolate Chip flower.  I then stamped a Fifth Avenue flower on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, using Baja Breeze Ink.  I then stamped the Happy Birthday greeting from the Happy Moments set over the Baja Breeze flower.  I then punched out the greeting using the Large Oval punch and adhered to a Scallop Oval that was punched out of  Baja Breeze cardstock.  I attached the flower and the greeting to the card using foam pads.

 With the second card I used Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Gray cardstock and Haiku DSP.  I then used a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I embossed with the Manhattan Flower folder.  I rubbed Kiwi Kiss ink over the embossed image, with a dauber and adhered to the base card.  I then finished off the card with a flower in Going Gray from the 5th Avenue set that was then trimmed and adhered to the card using foam pads.

Stamps: 5th Avenue,  Happy Moments
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, foam pads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stamps: 5th Avenue,  Happy Moments
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Haiku DSP
Ink:  Going Gray, Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories:  Manhattan Flower embossing folder, foam pads

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My sister-in-law Anita emailed me the other day and asked why I havent updated my blog for a while so I have created this card for her using the colours from the Just Add Ink Challenge.   Just Add Ink have a new challenge this week,where they are asking for a creation that uses the colours displayed above.  I started with 2 pieces of kraft cardstock and used the scallop circle bigz die to cut out two large scallop circles.   I trimmed a piece of 12cm by 2 1/2 cm strip of kraft to use as part of the stand for the easel card.  Using the Circle Scissor Plus, I trimmed two 10cm circles out of Very Vanilla cardstock.  On one of the Very Vanilla circles I used the small flower stamp from the Cheap Talk stamp set and stamped around the outer edge using Rose Red Ink.  On the other Very Vanilla circle I stamped the branch from the Cheap Talk stampset using Always Artichoke ink and followed this by stamping two flowers from the same set using Rose Red ink.  I then stamped one of the birds from this set using Sahara Sand Ink and then I stamped the bird again on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla and a scrap piece of Rose Red cardstock.  Using the original image and the two scrap pieces I made up the bird using of combination of the various pieces so that I had a bird with Rose Red wings, tail and beak.  I then stamped two more flowers on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Rose Red ink.  I punched these flowers out using the large flower from Boho Flower Punch.  I trimmed the edges so that you could no longer see any of the Very Vanilla cardstock on the outer edge of the flowers.  I stamped the Hello There greeting using Sahara Sand Ink (unfortunately it does not show very well in the photo).  I finished off the flowers using small black brads.  The flower on the base of the easel card was adhered using a foam pad.  Then with a sponge dauber and Always Artichoke Ink, I distressed the outer edge of the main circle with the bird and flowers. I then attached the Very Vanilla circles to the Kraft scallop circles and attached the Kraft strip for the stand to the back of the top circle and the back half of the bottom circle.  There you have my Hello There greeting card.

If you haven’t already you should head over to the Helping Hudson blog too and play their challenges.

Stamps: Cheap Talk
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Kraft
Ink:  Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Boho Flower Punch, Black Brads, Sponger Dauber, Scallop Circle Bigz die, Circle Scissor Plus

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