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  • Handy Man

    Masculine cards can be tough, so here’s a card for that special guy in your life. Perfect for a birthday or Father’s Day or anytime you want to show appreciation for your husband, dad, brother or special guy you know. It only takes a few dies & some  card stock in your choice of colors.

    A big congrats to Josanna, the newest Featured Stamper (FS901)! She has a really super gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I liked the tools & masculine theme so I kept that but I used different dies & colors & changed the layout a bit.

    With masculine birthdays & Father’s Day coming up, I thought I’d get a head start & this new overall die fit the bill. The overalls & pockets (new! coming next week) were cut out of 2 blues w/ the buckles/buttons out of 2 metallic silvers. I added a bunch of die cut tools of silver w/ red handles. The background was cut w/ a wood plank cover & the greeting was split & stamped directly onto the pockets.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 



    Stamps: Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Dad Phrases
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, cobalt & denim blue, mirror silver, metallic silver, red scraps
    Ink: Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  Tools, WoodPlank Cover, Overall (new, coming soon!) dies, Crossover II

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  • Birthday Patio

    A fun birthday card w/ a cute patio set, that looks harder than it is. The new paver bg die is great to use over a variety of background papers & makes them look great.

    We are visiting Image Kind & their Pinterest Board. I was inspired by THIS patio set picture & I thought this new patio die set would be perfect for it.

    For my teal patio card, I die cut the center rectangle out of mint, along w/ the little pillows & table top. I used a teal for the chair cushions & 1 vase. The background was die cut out of a darker teal using a paver cover die. I stacked it a couple of times for dimension, then attached it to a Distress oxide ink bg I had hanging around. I filled in the smaller diamonds w/ white to break it up a bit. It was pretty easy to put it all together & to finish I added the stamped/die cut Happy Birthday.

    Just a tiny bit of stickles was added to the flower centers.

    so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Lg/Sm Happy Birthday
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, teal, dk teal, mint 
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Oxide inks: cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, salvage patina
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Background Paver,  Patio set, Happy Birthday Lg/Sm, Diamond Pierced Cover dies, Crossover II, MISTI, stickles

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  • Floral Smile

    A flowery, all occasion card for a friend or relative featuring beautiful dies & paper w/ a short tutorial showing how I did the partial die cut edge. 

    A big congrats to Diane, the newest Featured Stamper (FS856)! She has a really lovely gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I loved the fancy lower edge & layout, so I kept those, but I used different dies, colors & papers.

    For my card, I did something I don’t usually do..I picked the floral paper first & die cut it. I wanted to make sure it would stand out enough behind the top panel. Then I cut a smaller white panel & used an oval die to do a partial die cut edge.
    Here’s how I did that:

    I placed the large stitched oval where I wanted the edge to be (shown above).

    Then I placed the top plate over just the area I wanted to cut. (I’m using the Big Shot here so you can see it, above). The machine will only cut what the top plate covers.

    All cut & turned out perfectly! Now I have the curved edge I wanted.

    I then die cut the fancy oval & the envelope of flowers out of white & trimmed off what I wasn’t going to use. I placed the section of the fancy oval under the curved edge & the flowers/leave of the flower envelope I trimmed to fit on top. I cut some pieces of 2 different dusty pinks to place behind the 2 big flowers & 2 small buds. The greeting was stamped in black & heat embossed. I didn’t have the right color of gems, so I used a Copic marker (RV34) to color the clear stones. The greeting circles were popped up just a bit.

    so much for stopping by!


    Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Petunia Blooms set (greeting)
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt pink, dusty pink, Rubbernecker Stamps: Welcome Spring paper pad
    Ink: Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps :  Nested Stitched Rectangles, Letter Full of Flowers,  Petunia Blooms, Decorative Floral Circle, Stitched Circles, Stitched Ovals dies ,  Crossover II, embossing powder ,rhinestones

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