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Archive for July, 2015

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Welcome to the North Coast Creations July Release! You’re going to love these fun new ice cream sets! Perfect for summer!

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Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until July 26, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on July 27, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!
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This is for Dina’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenge! The details are HERE, but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member…it’s easy, just click to find out how.
For my first tasty treats card, I stamped the dish of ice cream first with Memento, colored it with Copics, then stamped over it with Versafine. It really brings out the details this way! After die cutting, I layered it on a larger label that was brayered with a rainbow ink pad. I used the same ink pad to brayer the large background then stamped the diagonal rows with the silhouette image from the What’s the Scoop set.  I used a banner die to cut the greeting & the outer die of the Flourished Star Pattern set to cut the outermost layer. Stickles was added for some sparkle.
Here’s a look at the inside using pieces leftover from the card front & also the Copics I used to color the image.
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Stamps: North Coast Creations – Ice CreamWhat’s the Scoop?
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Kaliedacolor melon melody & riviera 
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Vintage LabelPennant dies,  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A  dies, Misti, stickles, glass button

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My second tasty treat, started much as my first…stamped, colored & stamped over with Versafine, then I fussy cut it.
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The greeting sign was also colored & fussy cut before both were added to the die cut label and then to a larger peachy orange label. I stamped the pennant swag to match the paper I used & die cut with the matching pennant die. I also used one of the greetings to stamp in tone on tone colors on top of the designer paper background. Again, I added stickles for sparkle.

Here’s the inside and also the Copics I used to color it. NCC Ice Cream Shoppe inside 06867 NCC Ice Cream Shoppe copics 06853

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Ice Cream Shoppe : ODBD Pennant Alphabet
Paper:  X-Press It white, dk peach, dp (American Crafts – Summer)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress inks cracked pistachio, tumbled glass, shabby shutters, Kaliedacolor melon melody (orange only)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternVintage Flourish PatternVintage Label,  Pennant Swag dies,  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Misti, stickles

Please be sure to visit all of the DT blogs to increase your chance of winning!
Lori * Julie * Dawn * Sandee * Angie * Amy
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Welcome to part 2 of the July Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is Monochrome..pick one color & use it. 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 Winter Doe.  Get a Craft Pick free with your $25 order (while supplies last) & be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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The color I went with for my monochrome card is red. I thought it would stand out well against all the white space. I had two partial sheets, one w/ a faint woodgrain pattern, the other w/ tiny white stars so the layout evolved around these pieces. The USA map was stamped on a white pierced panel & I had to tilt it a bit & move HI & AK a bit to fit around the greeting. The die cut Concho (from the Bandana die) was added in the corner along with a punched state of TX & little heart. I have several sizes of TX punches/dies & I chose it because I’m a TX native, it’s in the middle & the shape is easily recognizable. 😀 And I love the reminds me of the Texas Ranger badge & a couple of my ancestors were TX Rangers. But this map would work great with any state you want to highlight.
Here’s a look at the inside using the last bits of leftover paper.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – US Map, Sending Smiles 
Paper: Neenah white, dp (Basic Grey – Life of the Party)
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories:  Serendipity Howdy & Bandana dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, pierced rectangle dies, Texas punches (Punch Bunch, EK Success), heart punch (Recollections), woodgrain embossing folder (Paper Studio)

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I needed a card for a friend who’s not been feeling well, and normally I wouldn’t make this cute little piglet so pink, but since it’s monochromatic, I needed him to go with the paper. This is also for SweetMissDaisy’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenge. The details are HERE, but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member…it’s easy, just click to find out how. 
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For the Piggy, I used my Misti to stamp her with Memento, colored with Copics, then over stamped using Versafine. Love how it really brings out the details! I did move the little flowers from the image in order to make way for the Out of Snorts greeting.  I added a couple of die cut frames around her then stamped the flower on both papers and fussy cut. 
Here’s a look at the inside & also the Copics I used.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Piggy, Out of Snorts, Tiny Flower, Thinking of You (inside)
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white,  dp (Basic Grey – Green at Heart)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo blackVersafine onyx (Distress ink -worn lipstick on inside)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, pierced rectangle dies,  butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Misti, stickles

Please be sure to stop by and visit all of the DT Blogs & comment (it will definitely be appreciated & will also increase your chance of winning!)

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna 

Jenny Gropp

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Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs July Release! Such gorgeous blossoms and fabulous dies! These roses will look beautiful in any color, for any occasion. 

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I thought I would go with some pretty yellow roses for my card. I stamped both images randomly around the edge the panel, making sure to leave room for the greeting. After coloring, I matted it on yellow & again on black. For the larger background, I again stamped the blooms randomly but left them uncolored so that the yellow roses would really stand out. I sprinkled some black crystals around & added a narrow black grosgrain bow on the lower right & wrapped it around the corner.

Here’s a look at the inside using some leftovers I didn’t use on the front. Yellow Blossoms inside06823
And these are the Copics I used to color the roses. Yellow Blossoms copics 06816


Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – BlossomHome Sweet Home (inside)
Paper: X-Press It white, black,  yellow textured (DCWV matstack)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Copic makers

Please be sure to stop by all the DT Blogs for some beautiful inspiration using the ODBD July Release!
Cathy * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Amy * 

Lori Loretta * America * Sabrina

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