Happy Birthday, Stepped Up Sunday

Happy Sunday! Quick share before the Card Buffet.

Did you happen to se my card from yesterday? It was a nice, clean one layer card that I CASed from my blogging friend over at My Beauty Scraps.

Today, I stepped it up a bit –

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Still the nice one layer of stamping. This time I added a different flower center and I mounted onto a piece of Pear Pizzaz.

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I also like this version as well.

What do you think? I’d love to read your comments!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Birthday, Simple Saturday

Taking a brief break from my Card Buffet prep to show two cards this weekend.

This card is a clean and simple, CASE card from a fellow blogging friend, Danica Ferrante from My Beauty Scraps. I loved it way back when she created it and ran across it again as I was prepping for my class.

This is how I CASed the card –

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Pretty much how she stamped it.

What I was drawn to was the fact it’s a one layer card. That can be rather hard to execute effectively. But, she nailed it!

And, you just might see it or tomorrows ‘stepped up’ version on the Card Buffet Sunday!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Best Fishes, CCMC 421

It’s Thursday, Create with Connie and Mary day!

We have a super great sketch to work with –

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When was the last time you did some series fussy cutting? Me, not long ago because I just had to create this little stinker, no pun intended –

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Isn’t this just adorbs? Such a fun, fun card! Could be wedding or good luck or even birthday, and it’s gender neutral!

I recently got both these sets. I was so inspired! But, there are not dies to go with it, only scissors.

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Some nifty tips I used as I created this. The two circles were punched first, then embossed. The line of sequins – I glued them to a thin strip of card stock to keep them in a perfect line. The letters were stamped them individually cut out and glued down. The fishes and plants were also cut out, yes individually.

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Lots of work. Lovely outcome.  You agree?

Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to see what the other fabulously talented designers created with the sketch. And PLAY ALONG with us! We love to see how you interpret our sketches!

Supplies used –

  • Stamp Sets – Seaside Shore, Labeler
  • Ink – Dapper Denim
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla
  • DSP – By the Shore
  • Big Shot – Seaside EF
  • Other – Silver Sequin Trim, Tombow Liquid Glue
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Tree For You, WWC82

Middle of the week. before we know it, fall will be here!

It’s also a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

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Today we have a challenge hosted by, ME!!!

Initially, it was going to be back to School, but, I was lovingly convinced to change it.

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Yup. Trees.

And, of course, I have my own take on trees.

As a kid, did you ever lay on the ground and stare up into a tree? As in, looking at all the branches and leaves and maybe see the clouds or the sunny skies through it?

Well, that was my inspiration for my card –

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Simple. Carefree.

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I added the apples for my former challenge, lol. And, it was just the right amount of added color too.

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The inside was also artfully decorated as well!

I love it! And, I think it fits the challenge quite well! Don’t you agree?

Head over to Watercooler Wednesday and see the other terrific design team cards and join us this week. It’s always fun to see new people create with us! Especially, since this is my hosted challenge!

Supplies used –

  • Stamp Sets – Bold Botanical (Paper Pumpkin), Sheltering Tree, Sprinkles of Life
  • Ink – Cucumber Crush, Early Espresso
  • Card Stock – Early Espresso, Real Red, Daffodil Delight Whisper White
  • Punches – Tree Builder
Happy Stampin’
Libby

It’s Your Day, TSOT#285

Hi stampers! Time for a try Stampin’ Or Not On Tuesday challenge!

Today we have a great ‘go to’ sketch for you to play along with –

Optional Technique : Embossing

I was stumped on this great layout because I wanted to use some new DSP I had. I came up with this card –

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I think the sentiment doesn’t really go with the style of the paper to me. But, it really flowed much better after I added the embossing to the stamped sentiment area.

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The look was so much more put together.

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I reversed the sentiment and the focal image. Sometimes you just have to do that in order for it to flow!

What do you think? You like it? Tell me about it!

Have I inspired you? If I have, then please join us at Stampin’ Or Not On Tuesday either on our blog or our Facebook page! It’s a two-week challenge.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Mousey Monthly SWAP

Today I have an adorable card share. It’s for my monthly mail out swap.

I decided to also design it around a challenge too. We can always use the inspiration!

I really liked what Paper Craft Crew challenged us with. The layout that caught my eye –

Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 207 (PCC207) hosted by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps. #papercraftcrew #challengeblog #cardsketch Play along at www.papercraftcrew.com

Interesting , I thought. I already knew the element I wanted to use, a mouse. This just seemed appropriate.

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You think so?

Their sketch reminded me of a piece of cheese on a cracker. And, what goes better than a cracker with cheese?

A Mouse!

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It just made for a fun card!

And, lots of work too! Because I was making 12, I did omit the tail and the cute little hands. But, hey, why not? It’s still just as adorable!

The finishing touch at the top was created with leftover cheese punch pieces. And, some silver baker’s twine from an old Paper Pumpkin kit. It tied everything together, literally!

So, what you think? I love reading your comments about my creations!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Floral Thanks, Stepped Up Sunday

I have a ‘steeped up’ version of the card I posted yesterday to share with you today.

I’m learning how to use these intricate dies with all the beautiful detailing.

Against the black, the Pool Party just looks stunning –

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See. It does, right?

And, you see what small detail I added?

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That’s right. Ribbon!

I also decided to create a decorative inside too –

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Since the card base is black, the white is a must on the inside. Since the stamp set came with lovely stamps appropriate for the inside, I thought, why not? Just a nice little detail!

I love it! And, who knows, this just might make the Card Buffet next weekend!

Happy Stampin’
Libby