Friday, February 26, 2016

Stamp-Off: Susan's Color Challenge

It's time for another hop with delightful ladies
Ms Buffy and Ms Susan.  You don't want to miss this challenge!

 Susan challenged us to use these colors today.
I personally was a bit put off by Sahara Sand, but love this color combo, including the Sahara.  That's why it really
helps one creatively, to participate in challenges.

I don't pull out my Gift Box Punch Board as often as I'd
like, because I usually need cards.
by Papercraft Button, so had to make this box for our challenge.

It's a small box, about 3x3, but big enough for a little treat.
I made a little love card that fits inside.
I wanted to use the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies 
(p 26 of the Occasions Mini)
because I knew that they would work really well for 
dressing up this box.  The only stamping is on the card
inside, where I omitted a portion of the sentiment
from the Balloon Builders set on page 14 (Occasions).

I had a hard time taking pictures that clearly showed
the 4 challenge colors, but they are, indeed, all there!
I used magnets for the box closure.

Now please hop on over to check out the lovely
handiwork of Buffy and Susan!

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Lots of Labels with Bloomin Heart Filigree

I'm finding it very pleasing to put the Bloomin' Heart
Thinlits Die (Occasions page 16)  behind cut-out panels.  It packs a powerful amount of texture.   In this example, I cut out
a shape with the Lots of Labels Framelits (p173),
 added the heart and then a layer of Tip Top Taupe, 
in order to enhance the lacy look.
The sentiment comes from another fav of mine...
the Tin of Cards Photopolymer set on page 110.  

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In the Meadow with Endless Birthday

Again with the In the Meadow set (p 28) you say??  Yep.
I just like that set.  In this example, I paired it with a 
sentiment from the Endless Birthday Wishes photopolymer
set on page 6 of the main catalog.  That set is incredibly flexible.
The lattice beneath the focal image is the heart from the 
Bloomin' Heart Thinlit Die, in Lost Lagoon.  I used the
Elegant Dots Textured Embossing Folder (p 174)
to add texture to the Wild Wasabi c/s base.
The Burlap Ribbon is always a good fit with greens!

Monday, February 22, 2016

World on a String Textured Embossing Folder

The World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
is part of a suite of products on page 39 of the Occasions Mini.
It's always nice to have coordinating products, 
so that purchasing decisions are easier.

I did, however, snag a different sentiment for this card.
I used the saying from the Balloon Builders set on page 14.
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