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What a great Pinterest board for today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC494)on Splitcoast! I have the Design Seeds site bookmarked, but it’s great to see so many of their pictures all on one page. For my card, I was inspired by the colors & flowers of THIS picture.
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I started by stamping the large greeting then die cutting the bottom with a curved border. After masking off the edges & bottom of the black layer, I stamped the polka dot border w/ white pigment ink. The small white bottom is the rest of the curved border section but I trimmed off more of the bottom to open up the space then stamped the dots w/ black ink. The flowers were colored and fussy cut & I added a few sequins here & there.

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 & these are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. This week it’s a color challenge & DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –  Polka Dot Background, Polka Dot Flower Trio, Butterfly Kisses Greeting
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (for the greeting), Colorbox frost white pigment
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, black
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basica A & B, curved borders dies, Copic markers, sequins
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A big congrats to Brenda the newest Featured Stamper!  I chose THIS card of hers to case. I kept the pocket w/ insert & birthday theme, but I used different images, different colors & I left off the cute kitty in her picture. 
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Welcome to the May Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is My Girl (feminine card)! The Design Team has the added challenge of making either a pocket, special fold card or a gift box. You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Aprons. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps, too. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. 
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For my project, I made a crossover pocket card. It’s actually only a pocket, as it doesn’t open, with an insert for the greeting. I had this green dp with flowers & glittered centers and I thought it would work well for the front of the pocket. I added a mottled orange dp and borders of the die cut Daisy Border. I used a portion of the Daisy Garden die for the faux belt across the front and added a glitter die cut buckle to finish the belt.
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For the insert, I used a white panel I had die cut and cut the top off in order to add the Celebrate die cut on top. It was die cut once out of polka dot orange dp and 3 times out of heavy white. I attached the orange to one of the white cuts, stacked the other 2 white cuts together and glued them with the top of the insert in between. The cute little Daisy is new and I stamped, colored & fussy cut it. After attaching it, I stamped the Special Day greeting over it and the big Happy Birthday below it. A couple of orange die cut corners to the lower edge. These are the Copics I used on the flower.
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If you’d like the instructions for the pocket, here are the measurements. (Click any pictures to make them larger.) After I cut the green flower print dp, I also cut an orange layer the same size then trimmed them both down to layer on the white card. Another orange piece of dp was added to the inside of the pocket & after these were attached, I added a strip of double sided tape across the lower edge & down the inside of the top right side of the pocket to permanently close it. The insert simply slips inside the pocket.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

StampsSerendipity Stamps – Special Day greetingHappy Birthday, Daisy
Paper: Neenah white, green flower dp (DCWV), orange dp (Paper Studio), orange polka dot (SEI -Sunny Day)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (greetings)
Accessories:  Serendipity Daisy BorderCelebrateDaisy Gardencorners dies, Sizzix buckle die, Spellbinders romantic rectangles 2 die, Copic markers

 

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Dotty Pinwheel cu06386
The Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS325) on Splitcoast today asks us to use Wheels of some sort..so I chose a Pinwheel! I’ve had these cute little dies for a while but this is the first time I’ve used them. I also have a tutorial on how to make your own pinwheels if you don’t have dies. Pinwheel Tutorial. Dotty Pinwheel 06384
So I die cut 6 small & 6 large pinwheel arms out of a blue/white double sided paper. I used a dot border stamp to add the blue polka dots on the white side. A fading dot border die was used down the left side then I backed it with the same paper & stamped a greeting and added the pinwheel.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –  Polka Dot Background, Sunny Days Greeting
Ink:  Memento danube blue, Adirondack stonewashed
Paper: Neenah white,double sided blue/white
Accessories: Memory Box fading dot border die, Lil’ Inkers lg & sm pinwheel dies, white brad

 

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Butterfly Wreath cu 06353
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The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast (IC493) is a Pinterest board all about Barbie dolls. I was inspired by THIS Barbie with her light blue dress surrounded by all the colorful purses. My sis & I had Barbies & my favorite one had long red hair. We didn’t have all the fancy outfits these dolls have, but every year for Christmas, our aunt Sandy would make us new Barbie outfits. I loved those the best! I kept that Barbie & her outfits & let my DD play with her. Apparently Barbie joined the Marines during this time & now sports a high & tight haircut.
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After die cutting the lt blue lattice paper, the white doily & white lacey square, I stamped and die cut about a bajillion butterflies on some polka dot papers then folded the wings upward & attached them around the doily. I added a blue center for the doily & a big polka dot button.
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The greeting was stamped on a small oval & the edge was colored w/ a blue Copic before I attached it to a white fancy tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Trois Joile Papillions, Be Joyful
Paper: Neenah white, lt blue lattice dp (Recollections), polka dot dp (American Crafts)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternTrois Papillons, Doily, Layered  Lacey Squares dies, Spellbinders fancy tags & petite oval dies, blue Copic marker

 

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Goldfinch Frame cu 06312
Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs May release! The birds, butterflies & Belle Vignes background are all so fabulous and I know you’ll be using them over & over!
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For my card today, I had an idea to make an inward telescoping window card using gradually lighter colors as it went into the middle. I first die 3 pieces of white card stock using the outermost die of the Flourished Star Pattern dies, then used the largest Vintage Label die on the topmost layer. I aligned it on the next layer & die cut the next smallest label die and repeated this step for the smallest label in the center. Then I attached the Belles Vignes image on my Misti and inked it with the cottage ivy & bamboo leaves for the top layer, bamboo, pear tart & new sprout for the next layer, and pear tart, new sprout & cantaloupe for the 3rd layer. I used the largest die cut label for the very center & used the cantaloupe & dandelion to stamp it. Before I attached them together, I sponged the inside edges using the same inks then added some leftover paper scraps to elevate the layers slightly.

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The greeting was die cut using one of the Mini Tag dies. After die cutting it, I turned it around in the die and cut the hole end off. This is pretty easy to do with symmetrical dies like these. The birds were colored like American Goldfinches, die cut with the matching dies and added on top. I tucked a few white vines from the Fancy Foliage set in between the layers and few white flowers on top. These are the Copics I used for the birds.

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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Belles VignesSpread Your Wings
Paper: Neenah white
Ink:  Memento new sprout, pear tart, bamboo leaves, cottage ivy, cantaloupe, dandelion
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternBirds & Nest, Vintage Label Fancy FoliageMini Tag dies, yellow stickles (for flower centers), Misti 

 Please be sure to visit all of the DT blogs for more fabulous inspiration!
Lori * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Cathy * 

Amy * America * Wanda

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