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SU Varied Vases with Swirly Frames

August 24, 2018

I love a bundle that includes a punch! What about you?
So, when the Varied Vases Bundle came out, I was so excited. It is so cute!
There are so many images in the stamp set but I opted to use DSP to punch out my vases on this one!

So…isn’t that border an interesting touch? It comes from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set.
Look how cute the 9 bordering images are…for reference, I used the larger rectangle on this card.

 

I could not decide if I liked the vases sititng a little bit on the the wood or flush with the wood?
Which one do you like better?

 

 

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Remember there are some Specials going on this month….

Check them out HERE. 

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SU Country Road

August 6, 2018

Taking a break from flowers, and using an awesome, rustic stamp set called Country Home.
I was inspired by the catalog sample on page 163 of the Annual Catalog.
A great card for the guys!

Wondering how I made that rectangle frame?
I started with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock. I stamped it with the Hardwood Background Stamp.
Then, I used the rectangle die from the Barn Door Framelits to cut out the opening.

I stamped the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel with grass using Old Olive ink and then embossed the horse with Copper Embossing Powder.
Next, I ran the Very Vanilla panel through the Big Sot using the Subtle Embossing Folder. Notice how cool the copper looks?
I roughed up my edges with the retired SU Distressing Tool and sponged some Soft Seude ink on the edges.
I love how the sponged ink seeped in the subtle creases.

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Heat Tool

$30.00

SU Abstract Impressions Bundle

August 3, 2018

I got a card from my friend, Sarah, who used the butterfly
from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits.
It was so clean and eye-catching that I had to CASE it!

I loved how she used the NEW Big Shot Embossing Mats to create the bottom of the card.
The first thing I did was cut out the butterfly, then I did the bottom embossing as follows:
You just place the die on the cardstock, secure it in place with some Washi tape around the back -see photo below.

Now to emboss, use this sandwich from BOTTOM to TOP-

  1. 1. Big Shot platform,
    2. Acrylic Plate,
    3. Cardstock with die in place face down- see photo below,


4. Gray embossing mat,
5. White embossing plate

TIP: Always keep one CLEAN acrylic plate for times you have to put the “good” side down when using the Big Shot. It keeps the cardstock from getting the acrylic pad scratches etched in it. Has that ever happened to you?  With this mat embossing, it probably won’t etch your cardstock but when CUTTING with the cardstock good side face down, it can. You can protect the cardstock by putting a piece of copy paper down first if your acrylic plate is heavily used to hopefully keep those etched marks off your pretty card:)

Here is a comparison of the how deep the impression is with the two embossing mats-
the thicker gray one embossed this way:

the thinner blue one embossed this way:

 

I bet we agree that the thicker mat gave a nicer defined impression
but I can think of other times where a
less deep subtle impressed area would look nice, maybe on a larger background surface-
like the whole corner floral die that is in this bundle?

Here is the card I received from Sarah- thanks for the inspiration!

 

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Don’t forget about the specials going on in August! You can see them HERE

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SU Truly Tailored and a Bow Tip

July 30, 2018

Look what I found yesterday as I was searching around my blog…an UNPULISHED VIDEO!
Oh gosh, I forgot to post it before the Truly Tailored Bundle was retired…
but I know  a lot of you have it so I am posting it now:)

Remember a design element on a card can be used with any stamp set, paper, or embellishment you have on hand!
At the end of the video,  I show you a great little tip to make a neat and tidy bow that I know you will love!

These were the leftover triangles from my Criss Cross Card.

You can see that post with the video HERE.

Measurements:
An A2 size card using a cardstock base of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side
Mount the two triangles (made from cutting a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of DSP in half diagonally) on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ cardstock.
Adhere the diagonal bands down the middle BEFORE adhering the triangle panel to the card base so you can trim off the strips at the corners.

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Truly Tailored Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Truly Tailored Clear-Mount Stamp Set
[145735]
$20.00

True Gentleman Designer Series Paper

True Gentleman Designer Series Paper
[145593]
$11.00

Night Of Navy 3/8

Night Of Navy 3/8″ (1 Cm) Corduroy Ribbon
[145597]
$8.00

Chocolate Chip 8-1/2

Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock
[102128]
$8.00

 

SU Floral Frames Lustrous White Mini Gable Box

July 27, 2018

I love to give sweet little treats in cute packaging, it makes even the smallest gift special.
The SU White Lustrous Mini Gable Boxes are just perfect for your gift giving needs.
I made this pretty box using the SU Floral Frames Bundle:

You can not see in the photo but the white mini gable boxes have a shimmery white finish-
just the right touch to make this box out of the ordinary:)

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