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!
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!
I 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.
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.
I want to wish all of you a safe and happy 4th of July!
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Sad news this week……Mojo Monday has posted a final sketch. I’ve always loved playing along with their weekly sketches and have found that they have stretched my creativity over the years. However, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about joining the TGIF Challenges team recently. The talent and commitment of this group is nothing short of amazing. They always inspire me with their weekly designs and this week is certainly no exception. You can click on the challenge picture below to see what the other designers created. As always, we invite you to play along with us. We love to see your creations!
I no longer have a little boy, but I still love the dinosaurs in the No Bones About It stamp set. I’ll find any excuse to make a card with this set, so this challenge was perfect for me. I paired the No Bones About It with the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, using the final Mojo Monday sketch. The color combo just screams “BOY” to me: Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, and Tranquil Tide.
For the focal point, I stamped the dinosaur in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide inks, then fussy cut him. The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist, then die cut with the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I added a tiny bit of Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon behind the focal point to help it stand out a little more.
You’ll find a complete list of supplies for this project below. Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Today, I’m sharing a very simple card using the Eastern Palace Suite. It’s a bit different from the other cards I’ve created so far, but I love the whimsical and bright look. The colors I used for this card are Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Old Olive.
To create the flowers, I had to stamp one of the medallion images twice, offsetting it slightly the second time. The flowers were stamped on individual panels of Whisper White card stock. I added the little spray image in Old Olive ink around the flowers to give it a leafy appearance. The greeting is also from the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer stamp set and was stamped in Basic Black archival ink on the bottom panel.
Each panel was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For an additional pop of color, I added some of the new Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of each flower.
Some of the products used on this card are available this month during a special preorder period. You’ll be able to purchase the Berry Burst and Lemon-Lime Twist stamp pads on June 1st. The Glitter Enamel Dots have been extremely popular with demonstrators during our preorder, so they may not be available when the catalog goes live. I’ll keep you posted on their status because you are definitely going to want them for yourself!
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I just know you are going to love it. It’s a 2-step stamping set with a wide variety of images and greetings that will be available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog beginning June 1st. I created a very simple card today using this layout from CAS(E) this Sketch.
Lately, I’ve been using the Thick Whisper White card stock for all of my clean & simple cards. It gives the card a little extra “oomph” and makes it seem more substantial. I started by stamping the greeting in the lower right corner with Basic Black archival ink. Then, I went on to build the floral background around it.
I stamped the stems & leaves with Lemon-Lime Twist ink, a new In Color for 2017. The larger flower stamp is created with 2 stamps. First, I stamped the more solid image by stamping off the ink first before stamping the card to create a lighter shade. Then, I stamped the detailed stamp full-strength over it. The larger flowers were stamped with Berry Burst and Crushed Curry inks. I filled in with some Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink, and stamped-off Lemon-Lime twist flowers and swirls.
The final touch was a few of the new Glitter Enamel Dots. These come in a package of 160, and feature ombre shades of Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, and Old Olive. I can see that these will become a new favorite of mine!
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My first shipment from the upcoming catalog arrived this week and I’ve been playing around with many new products. I’ll be sharing some of it with you throughout the month, but I don’t want to forget about some of my retiring favorites. You’ve still got until the end of this month to acquire retiring products including stamp sets, paper, and tools. We are featuring “favorite retiring designer series paper” on the SSINK blog today. You can see what the other designers selected here.
For my retiring favorite, I chose the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. I love the bright, bold patterns and I find that using a sketch helps me to mix and match patterns a little easier. I used the sketch below from Mojo Monday for the layout.
The strawberry images and the greeting are from the coordinating Fresh Fruit stamp set, which will also be retiring at the end of this month. This is such a cute 2-step stamping set. The coordinating colors are Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. These are some of the 2015-2017 In Colors, and that means these colors are going to retire as well. Seriously, this card is just full of products that are leaving soon!
As of the time that I posted this, all of these products were still available in my online store. There are links at the bottom of this post to help you locate them quickly.
Would you like to see my runner-up for favorite Designer Series Paper? Check out this card featuring the Foxy Friends stamp set and A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper.