14 December 2020

Art Gallery Bundle - Thank You Cards

Hello, welcome and thanks for popping in!
 

Boy, there's nothing like a batch of 'Thank You' cards to remind you how quick the year is going.  The cards I have today, are for my November customers.  If you have made a purchase from me last month, you can expect one of these together with a small gift.  I love spoiling my customers.
 
My cards feature the Art Gallery Bundle which is available to purchase in the upcoming January - June 2021 Mini Catalogue. I really love with this set.  The stamp set and co-ordinating dies have many options for various occasions.  It's a great all-rounder!  I have also used Bruno Bertucci's Scrappy Strip Technque for this card and used the same colours as my last colour challenge over at Colour INKspiration Challenge on Facebook. But my real inspriation came from this card by the ever so lovely Lou Kitzelman from With A Bow On Top.
 
 
Supplies Needed:
  • Art Gallery Bundle
  • Cardstock: Whisper White Thick (card base), Whisper White Regular,  Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, So Saffron
  • Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
  • Inks: Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Pretty Peacock
  • Gilded Gems
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Cut & Emboss Machine 
  • Adhesives: Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
All products are available here in my online store or alternatively you can get there by clicking on the tab above or on the link under each product thumbnail further down.
 
To begin, I trimmed a piece of regular Whisper White cardstock to 3 1/2" x 5" - I will use this piece to glue my scrappy strips on. I then went into my 'scrap box' and took out the colours I needed and cut these into strips.  You will need cardstock at least 4" wide.  There's no rhyme or reason to how you cut your strips - that's the beauty of it. When you have enough strips, glue them down with your adhesive of choice and once dry, trim all the edges back to the piece of cardstock underneath.

Adhere this piece to a second piece of co-ordinating cardstock. Mine measures 1/8" larger on two sides which gave me a 1/16" border on all sides. I then went and glued this onto my card base.

To complete the front of my card, I stamped two of the larger flowers, one in Blushing Bride and the second in So Saffron and die cut these with the co-ordinating die.  I stamped the 'thank you' in Pretty Peacock ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4" x 1/2".
I arranged my pieces and together with a sprig from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. And just to fancy it up even more, I added some Gilded Gems.
 
 
 
I hope I have inspired you to try something new and thank you so much taking the time to drop in.  If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day!
 

09 December 2020

Colour INKspirations Challenge #91 - Pattern Play

 
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We were given such a colourful pallette to work with for this colour challenge.  I almost felt overwhelmed until I read Lou's fine print which said to use at least three.  That being said, I managed to get all six colours plus some sparkle onto my card which features Pattern Play Photopolymer Stamp Set. I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Grace Balfanz at Crafting Gracefully.
 


 Supplies Needed:
  • Stamp Sets: Pattern Play (background), So Sentimental (sentiment)
  • Dies:  Stitched So Sweetly
  • Cardstock:  Magenta Madness, Whisper White
  • Inks:  Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, Magneta Madness
  • Shimmery White Embossing Paste
  • Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (polka dots)
  • Adhesives: Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
  • Cut & Emboss Machine
All supplies for these projects can be found in my Online Store here or alternatively through the Store tab above.
 
I started by trimming a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 1/8" smaller all round than my card front.  I took the lined stamp from Pattern Play stamp set and using only the two outside lines, I created my striped background using the thicker line with Mango Melody and Magenta Madness and the thinner line with Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape.  I used the other stamps from the set to fill in areas between the lines.
 
Once completed, I attached this to the front of my card with Dimensionals.
 
 

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from So Sentimental stamp set in Magenta Madness and die cut this from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I arranged a piece of Magenta Madness ribbon underneath and attached this to my card again using Dimensionals.
 
 
I continued the pattern to the inside of my card by stamping the design along the bottom of a piece of Whisper White cardstock and gluing this in with Tombow.
 

Feel INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy! Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.
 
 

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in.  I hope I have inspired you and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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05 December 2020

Joy To The World Paper Pumpkin Kit - Card Alternatives

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Christmas preparations are well and truly happening and my craft room desk proves it.  Today I'm showing a few more alternative card makes using the Joy To The World Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I did add in some extra Cherry Cobbler cardstock and Gold Foil for these and needed extra envelopes as I used the ones in the kit as background papers.

This kit is still available and is ideal for new crafters as it comes with instructions to create eight cards. There's also something quite special by adding a hand-made card to your gift that you've been able to create yourself.










Thank you so much taking the time to drop in.  If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  

 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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