Archive for January, 2011

Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week. For this sketch I started with a base card made from Early Espresso cardstock.   I then trimmed two pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock.  One for the sentiment and the other for the 3 strips of DSP and 1 strip of Pear Pizzaz cardstock.  For the sentiment, I stamped Birthday Wishes from the Sincere Salutation stamp set.  I also stamped the Owl from the Fox and Friends stamp set, using Chocolate Chip Ink.  Using Crumb Cake cardstock and the Owl Punch, I punched the bottom half of an Owl.  Using the same punch, I punched out 6 of the smallest circles using Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I then cut out the stamped Owl, excluding the feet and adhered it to the bottom of the half punched out owl.  I trimmed the Owl to fit the stamped owl image.  Using part of a scallop circle, I made the wings and made small incision to define the wings.  With a sponge dauber I highlighted the outside of the wings and the feet with Chocolate Chip ink.  Using a cropadile, I punched out two small black circles and adhered them to the eyes of the Owl.  I then adhered the Crumb Cake panels to the base card and finished off with attaching the 6 small circles and the Owl that I had made.


Stamps: Sincere Salutation, Fox and friends
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Jolly Holiday DSP, Holiday Treasures DSP(retired)
Accessories: Sponge Dauber. Owl Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Cropadile

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 Just Add Ink have an Inspiration challenge this week.  For this challenge I used the flower as my inspiration.  I started with a base card made from Blushing Bride.  I then trimmed a piece of Whisper white cardstock to be slightly smaller than the face of the card.  I crimped the Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the base card.  I then punch 2 Scallop Circles from a piece of Candy Land DSP and then cut them in half.  I placed them to one side and used the Ovals Die to make a series of ovals in Whisper White and Blushing Bride cardstock.  I joined two ovals and the trimmed scallop circles and adhered it to the base card.  I then used the Floral Fusion Sizzlit die with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock.  I followed this with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and the Buttons #5 Sizzlit die.  To make the flower, I folded the petals,then curled the petals until the paper separated.  I joined the flowers together with mini glue dots and finished off the flower with one of the cut out buttons that I had tied with a piece of hemp twine.  I then stamped one of the flowers from the Itty Bitty Stamp set, using Close to Cocoa and Blushing Bride.  I then punched out the flowers using the Itty Bitty Circle Punch.  Using the Boho Flower punch, I punched out a series of flowers using a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock.  I adhered some of the small circles to the centre of the punched flowers and adhered them to the corners of the card.  The remaining Itty Bitty Flowers I adhered to the outer edge of the White oval and finished off by adhering the flower I made earlier into the centre.  To finish off the card, I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment on Whisper White cardstock, which I then trimmed and backed it with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock.  I adhered the sentiment using dimensional.

Stamps: Happy Moments, Itty Bitty Bits
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Candy Lane DSP (retired)
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Close to Cocoa(retired)
Accessories: Itty Bitty Circle Punch, Boho Flower Punch, Sizzlits dies Flower Fusion and Buttons #5, Ovals Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Hemp Twine, Crimper

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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week. For this sketch I started with a base card made from Basic Black cardstock.  I then added a layer of Whisper White cardstock, followed by a layer of Jolly Holiday DSP that was punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch.  I then added a thin strip of white cardstock.  Using the Sizzixs Oval die, I cut out a large black oval and medium white oval.  With the white oval, I stamped the Love sentiment from the Butterflies Prints stampset, using Real Red and Basic Black markers.  I adhered the ovals to the Jolly Holiday DSP and  then added a series of hearts that I had punched out using the I Heart Hearts punch.

Stamps: Butterflies Prints
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Jolly Holiday DSP
Accessories: Ovals Die,Scallop Trim Border Punch, I heart hearts punch, Basic Black Marker, Real Red Marker
I really liked this sketch and decided to use it to make a birthday card as well.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Paper: Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP, Soft Suede, Basic Black
Accessories: Ovals Die,Scallop Trim Border Punch, Owl punch

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Just Add Ink have a sketch challenge this week.  For this challenge I decided to make a birthday card for my daughter.  Purple is her favourite colour and she loves the Itty Bitty punches and stamps.  I started with a base card made from Perfect Plum cardstock.  I then trimmed a piece of Cherry Cobbler patterns DSP and used the Top Notes die.  With the left over scraps from Cherry Cobbler DSP, I punched out a few flowers using the Boho Flower punch and the Itty Bitty Four Petal Flower punch.  I then took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and used the Sizzix Oval Die to cut out the large oval.  Using one of the embossing folders from the Provo Craft Winter Wonderland set, I partially embossed the outer edge of the large oval and set to one side.  I then stamped the itty bitty flowers and hearts from the Itty Bitty stamp set using Chocolate Chip ink.  I punched out the hearts using the Itty Bitty Circle punch and then punched out the flowers using the Itty Bitty Four Petal flower.  I then trimmed the Cherry Cobbler Top Note and adhered it to the base card and then added a strip of Perfer Plum cardstock.  I then adhered the embossed Oval and punched out flowers.  For the centre of the Cherry Cobbler Itty Bitty four petal flowers, I adhere small circles that I had punched out with my Cropadile.  I finished off the card by stamping the Birthday sentiment using Chocolate Chip Ink.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Bits, Happy Moments


Paper: Perfect Plum, Cherry Cobbler pattern DSP, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Itty Bitty Shapes Punches, Boho Flowers Punch,cropadile,Top Notes Die, Ovals Die, Provo Craft Winter Wonderland set

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Just Add Ink #51

Just Add Ink have a theme challenge this week.   For this challenge I started with a base card made from Basic Black cardstock.  I then stamped a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, using the Friendly Words jumbo roller and basic black ink.  I followed this by trimming two pieces of Love Letter DSP and adhering it to the base card.  Using scrap pieces of Basic Black and Love Letter DSP, I punched out a series of hearts using the I Heart heart punch.  I punched the stamped Very Vanilla cardstock with the Scallop Border punch.  I then adhered the small black heart in the corners and then adhered four heart into the middle to make a Heart flower.  In the centre of the hearts I adhered a punched out  Itty Bitty Circle and an Itty Bitty Circle button.  Before adhering the stamped Very Vanilla to the base card, I stamped some words from the Heard from the Heart stamp set with a Basic Black marker and a Stampamajig.

Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Friend Words (Jumbo Roller)
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Itty Bitty Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Circle button, Stampamajig, I Heart hearts punch, Basic Black Marker

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It has been a while since my last post.  This week I decided to participate in the Inkspiration Sketch Challenge.  I used the sketch as a base to help me create a birthday card for my brother-in-law.  His birthday was the other day but I havent had time to make a card or visit.  I started with a base card made from Early Espresso.  I then trimmed 3 pieces of Early Espresso cardstock.  With two pieces of the trimmed Early Espresso, I used a paper crimper.  With the base card and the remaining trimmed piece of Early Espresso cardstock, I used the jumbo Friendly Words roller and versamark.  I then used the Starring You stamp set with Soft Suede ink and two pieces of scrap Crumb Cake cardstock. With one piece, I punched out  the circle birthday sentiment, using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.   I added 4 small Early Espresso brads to the corners of the small stamped Early Espresso cardstock.  I then adhered all the elements together to finish off the card.  Hopefully my brother-in-law will like his card even though it’s late.


Stamps: Starring You, Friendly Words (Jumbo Roller)
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Soft Suede, Versmark
Accessories: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Slit Punch, Paper Crimper, small brads.

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