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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.

FMS296

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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Rustic Elegance Wedding Card #TGIFC116 Sketch Challenge

Better Together TFIFC116

Hey everyone!  It’s time for another sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges.  You can check out what the other designers created using the sketch below by visiting the challenge blog.  I’d also like to invite you to play along with us and upload your creations.  We love to see how you interpret the sketches.

TGIFC116

This is going to be a busy year for us with weddings and babies.  Tomorrow, we will be attending the wedding of the daughter of my husband’s good friend from high school.  I’m quite certain that we are not old enough to have friends with children that are old enough to get married.  Yep!  I’m definitely getting old!

Better Together Wedding Card

Since we will be giving them a gift card, I wanted to create a beautiful wedding card for the newlyweds.  The background is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and lends a bit of a rustic feel to an otherwise elegant card.  I added a few Gold embossed banners using the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The greeting is from the Better Together stamp set.  It was stamped in versamark, heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then die cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits.  To complete the gold ensemble, I added a scallop layer of Gold Foil cardstock and a wrap of the mini gold sequin trim.

Better Together Close Up

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Heat Tool

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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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Hip Hip Hooray! It’s Your Birthday!

Birthday Memories Suite

If you are looking for some bright, colorful images to adorn your handmade birthday cards, look no further than the Birthday Memories Suite of products.  There is an amazing bundle that features the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer stamp set, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, and Birthday Friends Framelits.  What I love most about this bundle is the coordination of the Framelits with the Designer Series Paper.  For today’s card, I was able to die cut the fox image and banner from the paper…..very little stamping required!

Birthday Memories Suite

There are a couple of stamps that will fit inside the banner.  I chose to stamp the sentiment in the coordinating Pacific Point ink.  The background was embossed with the Big Shot and the new Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder.  I also added a few Brights Enamel Shapes to make this card even more festive.

Birthday Memories Suite

For cards that feature a darker card stock base, I always place a piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside for stamping and/or writing a personalized greeting.  On this card, I also added a strip of the Designer Series Paper to match it to the front.

Birthday Memories Suite

I’m trying very hard not to hoard my Designer Series Paper this year.  I was able to die cut quite a few of the fox images from my paper and create these cards for my most recent downline meeting.  My group of demonstrators meets every other month to share ideas and talk shop.  We also have a group Facebook page where we can share our card creations.

Birthday Memories Suite

If you’ve ever thought of becoming a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator, July is going to be the perfect month to join!

I’d be happy to share the details of an upcoming promotion with you and extend the invitation to join my team.  Email me at melissa@thestampdoc.com for more details.

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Special Delivery For Your Birthday

Birthday Memories Special Delivery

We are featuring Birthday Cards on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKSpiration blog today.  Quite a few of our designers participated in this challenge, so be sure to check out the wide variety of Birthday Cards we created to inspire you.

When I first flipped through the Annual Catalog, the Birthday Memories Suite really jumped out at me.  I loved the vintage-look, the bright colors, and the intricate designs.  It was immediately at the top of my wish list.  Now that I’ve had time to play with the products, I love the Birthday Memories Suite even more!

Birthday Memories Special Delivery

The bundle for this suite includes the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, and the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies.  What I love most about this bundle is that the dies coordinate with some of the images on the Designer Series Paper.   That is how I got the image of the little girl.  Isn’t she adorable?

Birthday Memories Special Delivery

I’ve also used some new favorites on this card:  the Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon and the Starburst Punch.  The ribbon is a soft cotton and very easy to tie.  I like that it coordinates so well with the entire Birthday Memories suite.  The Starburst punch is a new addition to our punches and will work with a large variety of the stamps in the catalog.  I love that it is so quick, easy, and versatile!

You’ll definitely want to add the Birthday Memories Suite of products to your next order.

Everyone has a birthday and these products will enable you to create many, many birthday cards.  You can shop anytime in my online store using the product links below.

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