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Clean and Simple #142

Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  I thought this Sketch would work really well for a father’s day card, so this the theme I used.  I started with a base card made from Soft Suede cardstock.  I then added layers of Very Vanilla cardstock, Cottage Wall DSP, a thin strip of Soft Suede cardstock and a piece of twine with a button from my Button jar.  When I was younger my mother always use to store her buttons in a jar and now I do the same.  I stamped a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with stamps from the French Foliage stamp set.  Before stamping the images on to the cardstock, I stamped it on a scrap piece to make the image littler.  I then added the sentiment dear Father from the Well Scripted stamp set.  I would have liked to have given this card to my husband’s father, but he passed away last Thursday.  What I will do, is put a picture of my husband’s father in the card and some text about him, so my children will have a reminder of their Opa.

Stamps: French Foliage, Well Scripted

Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Cottage Wall DSP (retired)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Accessories: Beige Button, Twine

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Just Add Ink have a new Challenge this week, Fussy Cutting.  It took me a little while to think about what I would do for this Challenge and that was a little strange for me as my cards tend to have a lot of fussy cutting.  I also wanted my card to be a little bit different so I decided to make a card with pop ups inside.  I started with a 13 cm x 13 cm base card which I cut in half to form two 13 x 13cm squares.  I then added a layer of DSP that was 12 cm x 24cm to the inside of the 2 13x 13cm cards.  Before adhering the DSP, I added a strip of Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon.  Next I added 3 large scallop die cut outs to the centre of the card, which had two 4cm slits in the middle of each scallop to form a little step.  On these small steps I added the sentiments and a cut out cupcake that was coloured in with ink and blender pens.  For the front of the card, I added a Very Vanilla layer of cardstock.  I then added a cupcake that was built up using layers of DSP, stamped cardstock, scraps of Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler cardstock and foam pads.  Next I added a series of small hearts that were punched out using the Owl punch and 3 thin strips of Chocolate Chip cardstock to the outer edges of the card. Next came the sentiment that was punched out using the decorative label punch and was backed with Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip coloured labels.  I finished off the card by making a bow in the attached Chocolate Chip ribbon.  The ribbon also helps to keep the card closed, so it doesn’t pop open until someone opens it.  I hope you like my take on this weeks challenge.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Whimsical Words, Itty Bitty Bits

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Windsor Knot DSP (retired), Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Summer Sun (retired)
Accessories: Itty Bitty circle punch, Owl Punch (for heart), sizzix large Scallop Circle die, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Decorative Label punch, blender pens, foam pads, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

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Sketch N Stash have a new sketch Challenge.  I thought that this sketch would be good for me to try out one of the stamped images that I got from my sister-in-law Anita.  I started with base card made from Very Vanilla cardstock.  I trimmed a piece of Marina Mist cardstock  and then adhered some blue and soft cream DSP that I bought many years ago and can’t remember the name.  Before adhering the Marina Mist to the base card, I used a paper piercer to punch a series of hole around the four corners.  I then adhered a piece of Marina Mist satin ribbon to the centre of the card going down vertically. Next I added a strip of Marina Mist cardstock and a piece of Very Vanilla Satin ribbon. 

Using a Spellbinder Fleur-De-Lis die, I punched out two circles, one from Very Vanilla cardstock and the other in Marina Mist cardstock.  I adhered the two together and attached to the base card.  I then coloured in the Little Dutch Girl stamped image using a series of Stampin Up Markers and blender pens.  Once coloured, I trimmed the image and adhered with foam dots.  I then made three paper flowers using Marina Mist cardstock and for the base of the flowers, I punched out 3 Pear Pizzazz flowers to look like leaves.  I used the Well Scripted stamp set to stamp the Birthday sentiment and backed the sentiment with Marina Mist cardstock and adhered with foam dots.  To finish off the sentiment I adhered small pearls to the corners.  Finally, I adhered a flower in each corner and two hearts on either side of the little Dutch girl.  There you have my little Dutch girl.

If people find my blog wordy, please tell me and I can try to minimise my description.

Stamps: Well Scripted,  Dutch Girl(not sure of the name)

Paper: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Blue and soft cream DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Blush Blossom, Real Red, So Saffron, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Itty Bitty four petal punch, Owl Punch (for heart), pearls, Spring Bouquet Punch, Boho Flower Punch, Fleur-De-Lis Die, Satin Ribbon (Marina Mist, Very Vanilla), Paper Piercer

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My Birthday

Sorry I havent blogged for a while.  I have seen sick and so have my children, so there hasn’t been much time for blogging.  On Monday it was my birthday and here are two cards that I made using two of the three new stamps sets that I received for my birthday. :).  For the first card I used the Sense of Time stamp set that I received from my sister.  For the second card, I used the French Foliage stamp set.   For the third, I use the set Kimono Kids, which was from my youngest daughter Alexandra.

Stamps: French Foliage, Well ScriptedPaper: Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Pear pizzazz Ink: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz Accessories: Small Black Brads

Stamps: Sense of Time, SAB So Happy For You

Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Kimono Kids, SAB So Happy For You

Paper: Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun,Blush Blossom, Gable Green

Accessories: Itty Bitty Circle Punch, Cropadile, , 1 3/4″ Circle punch,  Owl Punch

(for medium circles), blender pens, fleur de lis die

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I am doing another double Challenge.  Today I have combined the sketch from the girls at Double Dutch and the theme Just Add a Flower from Just Add Ink.  I am also using these challenges to help me come up with a Thank You card for my sister-in-law, Anita.  My husband visited his family in the Netherlands and he brought back some stamping things that both his sister and mother gave me.  I am so lucky :).  I have never used Magnolia stamps before.  I started with a base card made from Basic Black cardstock.  I then added a layer of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, followed by 4 pieces of Bella Rose DSP (retired).  I then trimmed and embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock, using the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  I adhered the embossed cardstock to the base card.  I then used by Scissor Circle Plus to cut out the black circle.  I slightly offset the Scissor Circle Plus when cutting the inner circle, so that I would have a slightly thicker border for the bottom of the circle.  I adhered the Basic Black circle to base card.  Using my Stampin Up marker pens and my blender pens, I started to colour in the Magnolia image that Anita had given me.  Once coloured, I then trimmed the image and adhered it to the base card at the bottom of the circle.  I then punched out 6 flowers using the Boho Flower Punch.  3 in Old Olive and 3 in Cherry Cobbler.  I then punched out 3 Cherry Cobbler circles, which I torn and wound to make three roses.  I adhered the roses to the punched out Old Olive Boho Flowers and added them to the base card.  Next I added Star Confetti to the centre of the embossed circle.  Next, I added 3 pearls to the centre of the Cherry Cobbler Boho Flowers and then snipped the flower to form petals, that I slightly curled.  To finish off the card, I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Afterthoughts stamp set.  I punched out the sentiment using the Decorative Label punch.  I then punched out a Basic Black Decorative Label that I cut in half and added to the back of the sentiment.  I adhered the sentiment with foam pads.

Anita: Ik hoop dat jij de kaart leuk vind

Stamps: Afterthoughts, Magnolia stamp

Paper: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Bella Rose, Old Olive
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Bravo Burgundy, Blush Blossom, Lovely Lilac, Pale plum, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Scissor Circle Plus, 1 3/8″ Circle punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Pearls, Owl Punch (for small heart), blender pens

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Clean and Simple have a new challenge this week.  For this challenge, I started with a base card made from Basic Black cardstock.  I then trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock, followed by a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock.  I adhered the cardstock to the base card.  I then took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped one of the stamps from the Vintage Vogue stampset, using Pear Pizzaz ink.  I then stamped some flowers from the SAB Bliss stampset using Blushing Bride ink and then trimmed with some scissors. I then stamped one of the small flowers from the Itty Bitty stampset, in both Blushing Bride and Cherry Cobbler ink.  I punched out the small flowers using the 4 petal Itty Bitty Punch.  I adhered the flowers to the base card and finished off by adding the Birthday sentiments from Well Scripted and some small circles that I had punched out with the Cropadile punch.  I then decided to repeat the design on the envelope, to tie it in with the card.

Stamps: Well Scripted, Vintage Vogue, Itty Bitty Bits

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Itty Bitty four petal punch, cropadile

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