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Monday Montage 97

Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop! Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects. Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!

Garden Girl FMS296

It’s hard to believe that my youngest will be headed back to school in 2 weeks.  This summer has just flown by!  One of the things that I enjoy about the summer break is that I don’t have to fix a school lunch every morning.  By the end of the school year, it becomes the chore that I despise the most.  Bella asked me very nicely in the last week of school to enclose some cute notes in her lunch.  After I finished laughing hysterically, I told her it just wasn’t going to happen.  That is something I tend to do at the beginning and middle of the year only!  Yes, I’m a pretty good mom at the start of a school year and I’m rather awful by the end.  So today’s card is the first one I’ve made that will go in her lunchbox.  She loves the new Garden Girl stamp set so I knew it would be perfect.

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I used this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for the layout.  The background paper is from the Just Add olor Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper contains 6 different designs on heavyweight 12″ x 12″ card stock that is perfect for coloring.  However, I chose to leave it black and white to make the little Garden Girl image stand out even more.  The sentiment is from the Layering Love stamp set.

Garden Girl

For the Garden Girl, I stamped her onto Whisper White card stock and fussy cut the entire image.  Next, I stamped her onto various colors of card stock and cut out the individual elements before gluing them onto the Whisper White image.  As a a final step, I added some Watercolor Pencils and an aquapainter to add some dimension to her dress, hair, skin, and various other elements.  She is definitely a cutie!

Garden Girl Close-Up

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Monday Montage 96

Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop! Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects. Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!

Foil Frenzy Happy Birthday

As you are reading this, I am off on a much needed quick vacation.  It’s been a crazy, busy year so it was definitely time for a break.  However, I find that getting away for a trip can be extremely hectic.  It always seems like there is so much to do before I can leave the house, the office, the dogs, the blog, and so on.  I felt like I had it all under control and then we were invited to a last-minute birthday celebration.   A fast card had to be made!

 

FMS294I used the sketch above from Freshly Made Sketches for my layout and paired it with the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper for some sparkle and bling.  The Happy Birthday Thinlits have become my “go-to” for quick birthday cards.  On this card, I layered 5 die cuts to create the dimension on the greeting.  Instead of gluing them together with liquid glue, I decided to use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  They made this project go even quicker and it was a lot less mess!  You’ll definitely want to use these sheets with your intricate die cuts.

Foil Frenzy Happy Birthday  To embellish the card, I used a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots and some Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  This card has just the right amount of bling and was perfect for our birthday girl.  You could easily re-create this card with any of the foil sheets from the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and you’d have cards for every birthday this year.Foil Frenzy Happy Birthday Close-Up

I want to wish all of you a safe and happy 4th of July!

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Monday Montage 95

Welcome to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  We are a few members short this week due to the Father’s Day holiday, but I know that you’ll find many fabulous projects to inspire you.  Be sure to follow along on the hop by clicking the buttons at the end of this post.

A Little Wild #FMS292

I’m slowly starting to use more of my products from the new catalog.  For today’s card, I used the sketch below from Freshly Made Sketches and paired it with the A Little Wild stamp set and Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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The paper in the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is heavyweight and features a gold foil design on one side and a pink/vanilla (or blue/vanilla) pattern on the opposite side.  It is stunning, to say the least!  I cut my larger circles with the Big Shot and the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  The smaller circle was cut from the Thick Very Vanilla card stock with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

A Little Wild #FMS292

 

I stamped the little elephant image in Basic Gray Archival ink onto Blushing Bride card stock, then die cut it with the coordinating die.  Some additional shading was adding with the Watercolor Pencils (mainly Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White) along with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  A few Blushing Bride enamel shapes were added as a final touch.

 

A Little Wild #FMS292

This was such an easy card to create and could easily be done with the Soft Sky paper to make a baby boy card.  I can’t wait to play around with this combo some more!

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Monday Montage 94

Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects.  Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!

 Crafting Forever

I had a lot of fun with this week’s sketch from CAS(E) this sketch and the new Crafting Forever stamp set.

I started by adding a 1″ x 5-1/2″ strip of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper directly to the left side of my Whisper White card base.  The top layer of Whisper White card stock measures 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and is popped up with dimensionals.

 

On the top layer, I directly stamped the Playful Backgrounds stamp in Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Bermuda Bay.  I placed small post-it notes over the smaller areas, inked up with Crushed Curry first.  Then, I removed the notes and added the Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo ink.  The greeting was stamped in Basic Black archival ink and is from the Crafting Forever stamp set.

Crafting Forever

 

The scissors, twine, and stamp images were stamped on a combination of Whisper White card stock and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  I used the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to add color and highlights to the images.  Sadly, there aren’t any framelits for this set, so I had to fussy cut each piece.  As a final touch, I added a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots.

 

Crafting Forever Close Up

I’ve got one more project to share this week that uses the Crafting Forever stamp set.  Be sure to bookmark this new site, as my blog address has recently changed.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday Montage 93

Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects.  Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!

Woodgrain Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Did Mother’s Day sneak up on you, like it did on me?  I think Father’s Day is going to do the same thing!  As I was creating my project for tonight’s blog hop, I decided to use the sketch below as my inspiration and feature the Nailed It stamp set.  Nailed It will be retiring at the end of this month and is still (as of this writing) available.  However, many of the other items on my Father’s Day card for tonight have already sold out.  I’ll still share it at the end of this post, but I wanted to create something that would get you excited about the upcoming new catalog!

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As you may know from my previous post, I am very fond of the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  I love all of the greetings and the 2-stamp flowers are adorable.  Using the sketch, I paired the stamp set with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to give the card a rustic feel.  I really like how it turned out, don’t you?

 

I stamped the greeting in Basic Black Archival ink onto Whisper White card stock, then die-cut it with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Next, I created a frame from Lemon Lime Twist card stock by die-cutting the same circle and an outer circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The flowers were stamped in Powder Pink, Berry Burst, and Crushed Curry inks.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a coordinating set of framelits for these flowers, so I had to fussy cut them.  It may look complicated, but it only took a few minutes.

 

I finished off the card by adding some Glitter Enamel Dots.  This product has been SO VERY POPULAR with demonstrators during the preorder.  I know you’ll want them, but there may be a slight delay for them to be back in stock.  Don’t worry!  I’ll keep you posted.  I definitely want more for myself, too.

Nailed It
You can get the Nailed It Stamp set for 25% Off through May 31st or while supplies last. Click the image for details.

So, now that you’ve seen the masculine version of the sketch, which one do you prefer?  Leave me a comment below to let me know your pick.

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