Saturday, July 9, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

Stamp Off Tic Tac Toe Butterflies

Hey friends!  It's time to have another Stamp Off challenge and play some games.  Specifically Tic Tac Toe.  The idea is simple;
draw a board, add some product suggestions, and make challenge
cards that are based on a line through 3 items.
 For this board, I included either masculine or feminine 
options.  It's a very straight forward board, that likely
didn't cause too much frustration for the ladies (I hope).  
I enjoy tic tac toe challenges, but don't feel that they have
to be crazy complicated.  Just fun!
 Stampin' Up! outdid itself this year in terms of Framelits
and Thinlits.  Having these tools for use with the Big Shot
makes card production much easier.  In this sample,  I followed
the tic tac toe board, drawing a vertical line down the left side,
including framelits, in-colors and White Perfect Accents (p 177).

As I said, this was a pretty quick card.  I stamped the Wild Wasabi
card base with the Hardwood stamp (p 125).  I stamped
"SENDING" with the Sunburst Sayings set (p 97), 
and added the butterflies in Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo.
The Peekaboo Peach "sunshine" strip also comes from
the Sunshine Wishes thinlits on page 194.
The 3/8" Ruched Ribbon on page 178 was added
to finish things off.

Now that you've seen my tic tac toe moves,
hop on over and check out Buffy and Susan's samples.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Shake Shake Shaker Cards

Please enjoy this very nice technique video
about how to make shaker cards!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Host Set with Textured EF

This is another incredibly quick card, using only a few
components.  The sentiment comes from the Time of Year
Host set on page 201.  It offers lots of options for greetings.
The embossing comes from the Floral Affection
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders on page 195.
I added a bit of coloring and 3/8" Ruched Ribbon (p 178)
and the card is complete.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sunshine Sayings in Flirty Flamingo

Yet another card using the Sunshine Sayings Bundle (p 97).
I just like the texture and ease of card making afforded
with this group of products.  You can produce texture,
images and sentiments rather quickly.
I also like the "joy" that these images convey to the viewer.