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  • Kitty Halloween

    A fun & colorful Halloween kitty card using a couple of new sets and some Halloween paper. Great way to use several left over scraps of paper.

    A big congrats to Pat, the newest Featured Stamper (FS872)! She has a fun gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the pumpkin theme & layout, but used different images & dies, moved the greeting & changed the vertical band to a horizontal band.

    For my card, I colored & die cut the cat coffee cup & cute little kitty along w/ his hat & broom. I trimmed off the bottom & between the ears of the cat cup & added “pumpkin” lines w/ a Copic marker after I colored it.  I also cut out an extra pair of ears for the little kitty & made little slits on the hat brim to insert them.  It’s just a little detail I wanted to add so the kitty would look like a kitty w/ the hat on.  I had just these size pieces of paper leftover from another project so I married the 2 large one together & used the circle piercing die on them. The black patterned strip was attached across the join & then I die cut them as one piece using the stitched rectangle die.

    The cat cup & kitty were popped up just a bit & the greeting stamped along side them. For the sparkly button in the corner, it was clear & I used the 2 Copics I used on the kitty hat to color the top of it. The purple frame was made by cutting w/ 2 sizes of Deckled Rectangles.
    Here are the Copics I used:

    so much for stopping by! 






    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Cute Ghosts set, Spooktacular Coffee set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, purple, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Spooktacular paper)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Nested Deckle Rectangles, Cute Ghosts set, Spooktacular Coffee set, Circle Pierced Cover,  dies,  Crossover II, Misti, Copic Markers 


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  • Christmas Bells

    Almost entirely die cut Christmas card (one word of greeting was stamped), w/ a lovely pierced herringbone pattern background & brushed gold Christmas bells. I used a couple of techniques when die cutting the designer paper that are worth checking out (links provided).

    A big congrats to Mimi, the newest Featured Stamper (FS862)! She has such a gorgeous gallery & while I adore watercolor, since her gallery is all beautiful watercolors, I went w/ an entirely die cut card. THIS is Mimi’s card I chose to case. I kept the Christmas theme & colors, but used die cuts & a pierced background instead of watercolor. The layout was kept similar, w/ most of the detail down the left side, but I used designer paper for my left side strip instead of pine boughs.

    After I die cut the bells, bow & Merry part of the greeting, I used a circle die to cut the pearl shimmer paper behind the bells then put them together. The Christmas word was stamped onto a flag w/ the Merry attached above it. The white background was die cut w/ a stitched rectangle, then I used a background cover piercing die that reminds me of herringbone. For the side strip I used just a section of designer paper w/ a mini slimline die & used my out of the box method to cut the part w/ just the bells. I also resized this die to make it narrower. I used the same die to cut the pine green layer behind it.

    Since the bells were die cut out of brushed gold, I used that & a light gold for some of the holly leaves. A darker gold & 2 shades of pine green were used for the topmost holly leaves.

    so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Magic of Chrismtas 
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, 2 shades of pine green, 2 shades of red, 2 shades of brushed gold, Rubbernecker Stamps: Snowflake Fun Slimline paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Mini Slimline w/ Stitch, Rectangle Stitch, Circle,  Holly #2, Off Set Tags, Bells & Bow, Background Cover #1, Small Classic Alphabet dies, Crossover II, MISTI


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  • Most of All You

    A very quick & easy card w/ lots of possibilities. Change the small words of the greeting or the flower colors & you have a different card. Lots of different small greetings in this set as well as a coordinating stencil to color the flower.

    A big congrats to Girlia, the newest Featured Stamper (FS859)! She has a lovely gallery & I cased THIS pair of cards. I kept the layout w/ the quilted look bg & big flower, but I used stamps & a stencil instead of die cut flower & a divided greeting instead of a monogram.

    My card is very easy & quick. I used a quilted look piercing die on the white background. The big flower was stamped & I used a 3 part stencil to sponge the ink colors onto the flower before die cutting it. The YOU part is a stamp/die combo that comes w/ the flower set & I added the rest of the greeting on a small tag.

    I used a shimmer spray on the flower, but it’s very hard to tell in the pictures. The center part of the flower was stamped again, stenciled & fussy cut to pop up on top of the original flower.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Someone Like You set
      Paper:  Staples 110# white
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaClair nocturne, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink  set #4, set #5, set #10
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Someone Like You, Quilted Stitch Piercing, Offset Tag dies, Someone Like You Stencil,  MISTI, glimmer spritz