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Wedding Anniversary Gift

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Yay, the second frame is done! This one was made as a wedding anniversary gift to myself and my hubby. I really like how this one turns out, and am seriously thinking I can start making these frames to sell in our christmas craft fairs this year, which by the way, my mom and I will be selling our sock animals and handmade cards at Dunbar Community and South Arm Community in November! No more table at Steveston Community because it happens to fall on the same day as Dunbar.

Frame2

I used the Secret Garden and the Banner Greetings stamp sets. The Banner Greetings is a hostess set. What this means is that if you spend $200 or more on Stampin’ Up! products with me, you can get at least $35 hostess dollars for free, and you can use $10 hostess dollars to get Banner Greetings . I tried to create a more three-dimensional effect within the shadow frame by curling the petals and the banner a bit.

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I’m not sure if you can tell in this picture that the banner has been heat embossed. I tried using gold ink before, but it just didn’t do it for me. What a big difference embossing with gold powder!

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A For You card made for any occasion

Silhouette1Spring is here (ya, kind of…), so I made a card using a spring-y image. The FOR YOU sentiment is definitely the most versatile of all. You really can use it for almost any occasion, be it a birthday, thank you, congrats, mother’s day, etc. This card was also submitted as an entry to the PPA 157 Sketch Challenge.

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  • I almost never completed a card without using an embossing folder. Again, here I used one of my favorites – the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.
  • The Oval Framelit was so handy. You just have to stamp, run it through the Big Shot, and you are all ready to adhere the perfectly cropped image piece to the card.
  • I needed some smaller butterflies, so I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslits to cut two of those. They came out embossed and cut, super easy!
  • A little embellishment often goes a long way, just like the mini Basic Pearl Jewel I added to the centre of the butterfly.

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Stamp Set: Serene Silhouettes (Wood-Mount 127322, Clear-Mount 127324), Itty Bitty Banners (Wood-Mount 126255, Clear-Mount 126257)
Paper: Rose Red (102544), Crumb Cake (120953), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Rose Red (126954), Rich Razzleberry (126950)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Beautiful Wings Embosslits (118138), Fancy Fan Folder (127751)
The Perfect Touch: Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (120999), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


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Oh, Hello Sunshine in Vancouver!

Pinwheel1Do you really need a reason to make cards? Definitely not! I know I can just make a card to say hello to some sunshine we are finally getting in Vancouver! Or maybe just because I wanted to play with my stamping toys 🙂

  • I used the stamping off technique to do the chevron background of the sentiment. It is in Baja Breeze, but in a lighter shade by first stamping it once lightly onto a piece of scrap paper.
  • The Cloudy Day Embossing Folder was used to create texture on the Whisper White cardstock, which makes it look absolutely adorable.
  • The pinwheel, which was very easily cut using the Pinwheel Sizzlits Die and assembled using a silver brad, goes with the cloudy sky very well.
  • The Whisper White bow adds a final touch to the card while hiding some glue dots I put behind the toothpick at the same time 🙂

Pinwheel2Stamp Set: Oh, Hello (Wood-Mount 130730, Clear-Mount 130733)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Daffodil Delight (119683), Floral District DSP (126919)
Ink: Baja Breeze (126960), Soft Suede (126978)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381), Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die (129411), Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (127022)
The Perfect Touch: Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126877), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683), 3/16″ Metallic Brads – silver (119741)


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Hello, Friend

Hello everyone, this is my very first post since I created this blog last week, so I thought I would start off by posting a “hello, friend” card. I also thought I would give it a try to create a card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO245). I have been a fan of the blog, and again this is the very first time I submitted a card 🙂

All images on my card came from the Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set, except for the “hello, friend” sentiment which came from the Little Friends stamp set. Betsy’s Blossoms is such a versatile set that I can see myself using on cards for different occasions. I especially love the little birdie!

  • The big blossom image was used to create a subtle background on the Tangerine Tango cardstock
  • The birdie was stamped twice. I snipped out the whole birdie from the first image, and just the wing from the second image. I then popped the wing up using Stampin’ Dimensional
  • The stem of leaves was cut out using the Little Leaves Sizzlits Die
  • I realized if you give the Seam Binding Ribbon a scratch using your fingernail, it will curl up, which adds more interest to the card
  • The patterned paper is from Stampin’ Up! Floral District Designer Series Paper collection
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels are a quick way to embellish the layered flower image

Stamp Set:  Betsy’s Blossoms (Wood-Mount 126004, Clear-Mount 126006), Little Friends (Wood-Mount 122665, Clear-Mount 122667)
Paper:  Floral District Designer Series Paper (126919), Tangerine Tango (111349), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730), Naturals Ivory (101849)
Ink:  Old Olive (126953), Tangerine Tango (126946), Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Little Leaves Sizzlits Die (114511)
The Perfect Touch:  ½” Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (120999), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)