Monday, November 20, 2023

All Red and Gold


This morning I finished a card that I made for the Color Hues Color Challenge #76 that is asking for Red and Metallic Gold cards. I like entering challenges and this one had me using supplies that had never been loved before.

My NBUS embossing folder and die set is from Memory Box, found in their Open Studio products. This set is called Marvelous Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies. The set is found a couple of places online.

The white card base is from PTI and I used SU Real Red cardstock for the topper. The embossing folder made a really nice deep image after I lightly misted the red paper. I used a hoarded piece of gold metallic paper from an ancient DCWV mat stack called Metallics. The die cut out three of the floral images so I used one to go a top its embosssed counterpart adding demension. I put another one inside. I like to continue something from the front inside. Do you do that too?

The sentiment is from the Elizabeth Carft Designs Words 5 set that I have used recently. I am adding this card to Darnell's NBUS #56, the November challenge for us to use new stuff. 

All done for now.  Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers. It will be seasonally cold here but all the food will be warm. :)

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

A Peony For You


Using my Misti, I stamped and heat embossed a lovely peony image from The Ton called Peony Duo. The set is still for sale on their site, actually a Mother's Day set that I used differently.

 I like how large the peony is dominating the card front. I used Brutus Monroe embossing powder in Alabaster White, before coloring. I colored the flower with a Stampin' Up! blender pen in Light Daffodil Delight. I tried to do some shading by adding layers of the ink. My coloring dyed the white lines, but they show a little. My photo makes the yellow look more pale than in real life. 

Thhis card was made for an entry into The Flower Challenge #86. I do love flowers and used to grow yellow roses when living in California. 

I do seem to prefer CAS for my card making, so this card is typical me. The card base is SU Basic Black. The sentiment is from  the above The Ton set stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black. I used an oldie but goodie SU punch to cut it out. The white leaves were cut from the SU Prized Peony die set. I layered a piece of white cardstock inside to finish up.

The card could be used for a birthday, feel better or encouragement, or even as a thank you card depending on what is put inside. I will probably make it into a birthday card as there are several birthdays in my family coming up soon.

It is a really beautiful day here in Minnesota, temperatures in the low 60's for heavons sake. In November? Am loving it! The winter and snow will be here before we know it.

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Friday, November 10, 2023

A Winter Birthday Card

 Happy Greetings!

I follow Loll whom I am sure you all know, and admire her creativity and friendliness very much. When I saw she was Guest Designing at Seize The Birthday #273, I decided to make and submit a card. First time playing there.

So here's my card. It is using the toppings suggesion which is to use neutrals only. The card was difficult to photograph due to the shiny silver paper that I used to cut out my greeting. If you click on it to enlarge, you can see that it says Happy Winter Birthday.

Lots of supplies from different companys helped me make this card. First and foremost is the lovely Sweater Weather die cut in white cardstock that was a gift from Linda W and never used. Thanks Linda! So am adding this card to NBUS Challenge #56

I found that the sweater plate Linda used is from Taylored Expressions. It is available a couple of places online. I found the words happy and winter dies in my Elizabeth Craft Designs Words 5 set. I cannot find this set anywhere, sorry.  I cut all the words from a piece of silver cardstock from DCWV Metallics Mat Stack, available lots of places.

Searching through all my birthday dies I cam across the large birthday die in a really old Papertrey Ink $5 birthday set. I like the different font.

To finish up, all was glued down onto the sweater grid piece and placed onto an A2 size card base in Stampin' Up! Basic Gray. 

That's it for now. I have another card almost ready to post, so see you later, I hope.

It's been a few cool nights and warmish days here in Minnesota. Love this weather. 😊

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

CCC For October 2023

 Fall Greetings!

Here is the card that I sent to Jo in England.  

I took some creative license with the sketch idea shown below, but followed the theme suggestion of bears. I just had to use my new Sampin' Up! punch. Isn't he cute? He's called Beary Cute and is out of stock right now. Hopefully the punch will be restocked.

I cut my polar bear from a Concord & 9th Neutrals Glitter paper pack which makes him even more special,  IMHO. Can you see the sparkle which I think is glistening from the sun? 😊

The sun is cut with an old circle punch from a snippet of yellow cardstock and the snow banks with a old SU Edg;ots die. Because I used snippets of paper I am adding this to The Snippets Playground #466 over there in England. Oh, I so wish I could visit!

The bear punch is having its first outing, so am also sendidng the card to NBUS Challenge #56
I used a white cardbase and a snippet of blue for the sky, not sure the exact color or cardstock. 
Finally, I said hello with a stamp from the SU Forever Fern done in Smokey Slate ink. Done!

We had snow yesterday, but it is almost all melted now as the temps rose above freezing. A whole 34 degree Farhenheit today. 

Theme Options: Bears / Balloons / Friendship

Sketch idea:

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

My 3 Halloween Cards

 Happy November 1st

Can you believe it is November? Before I get into making Christmas cards, I made the three cards below for my grandchildren. Two are away at college, but seem to like getting my cards and the third one is for my great-granddaughter who just turned 2. 

This is the one that went to PA to my granddaughter. The dsp is from an old ppaper ack I got from Stampin' Up! called Spooky Night. The cat I cut out from another piece of the paper using my kitty punch from SU. The punch is avaliable several places online. I tried to add embossing powder to to the black cat for texture, but not covering his eyes worked out best. 

The witch's hat is from a newer SU set called Bewitching that I bought last year. It is also available a few places online. This is probably not my best card. No excuse, but I like it.

This next one I again used dsp from the pack above helping to make it more masculine for my grandson. He texted me that he likes it!

The ghosts are dies by Poppy Stamps and the Boo is from my stash. I don't know the maker. The spider is a die cut from Cherry Lynn Designs that I've had forever. I found it is still in stock and on sale right now.  I cut it in black cardstock and made it dangle loosely using black string. 

This last card for my little great-granddaugher uses the above dsp on a white cardbase along with a black partial border. The fun pumpkins and cat is an old stamp from Impression Obsession called Pumpkin Kitty. Sorry, it is no longer available. 

So that's it. I hope you had a nice Halloween with some cute little costumed kids at your door.

It is chilly here with some of the snow still sticking. It'll be in the 40's next week. 

Bye for now. 
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