Hope you are all doing well and staying healthy! There is nothing new here to report other than the gym has opened back up and I went there four times since last week. I wonder everyday I set foot in there if I am doing the right thing by going. I don’t want to catch any of this virus stuff! They are running at I think less than 1/2 capacity. We have to make a reservation for any class we want to attend and can only make it up to 48 hours in advance. We are also only allowed 1 hour per visit per day.
My husband and I went out to eat for the first time since February last Friday. We went to a restaurant where we could eat outside on purpose. There was definitely MORE than 6 feet of space between the tables, so I felt very safe. Each time the waitress came to the table we wore our masks. Trying to be safe and still enjoy life a little.
I’ve been a stamping fool lately. There isn’t much else to do other than clean and if you put cleaning and stamping in front of me, stamping will win every time. 🙂
As I mention in the video, I started out wanting to make a shadow box card. My initial thought was to use the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and Many Layered Blossoms dies, but I ended up creating a shadow box card out of one of my monthly club cards. For the card I am featuring today, I used the Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and Dandelions 3D Embossing Folder along with a sentiment and image from Dandelion Wishes stamp set. I love dandelions and I think the embossing folder and stamp set go very well together. I will give you the dimensions of the card stock pieces and colors used for the two initial cards I was going to make. The video will give you all the information you will need for the Dandelion Shadow Box card. The first supply list at the end of the post contains all the things you will need to create the Dandelion card. The second supply list will be preceded by the card stock dimensions for the other two cards.
If you watch the video, you will notice I didn’t decorate the inside front cover of the card. This is a photo of how I decided to quickly cover up that seam the card base creates.
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Enjoy the video!
This is what you need for the dandelion card.
Dimensions for the Blossoms in Bloom cards are as follows:
- For card base you need two pieces of the same color card stock that measure 5 1/2″ x 11″, and 5 1/2″ x 4″
- Inside the card you need two pieces of the same color that measure 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
- Front of the card you need 2 pieces of the same color. One piece is 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and one piece that measures 4 3/4″ x 3 3/8″
- Also on the front a piece of Whisper White 2 3/4″ x 4″
This is what you need for the other two cards.
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It has been awhile since I posted last because June has been a busy month. The first two weeks were spent on vacation while my sister and brother-in-law visited from Ohio. We spent the better part of the two weeks traveling with them. We drove to both Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in Utah, Las Vegas, Nevada, and finally Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. While in Southern Colorado we also visited Four Corners Monument. It is part of the Navajo Nation’s Parks and Recreation and the only place in the United States where four states, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado meet at one point.
Unfortunately vacation went by way too quickly and before I knew it, they were back on an airplane headed home. It was tons of fun and I am looking forward to the next time we are together. I’ve been trying to think of when I can get back there and an excuse for going, but decided I don’t need an excuse other than I want to visit my family. Maybe I will make a trip this fall before bad weather sets in. My mom is scheduled to visit in July and I am really looking forward to that.
I’ve got another video for you today along with a tutorial you can download and print, . I seem to remember promising my up line at On Stage that I would do a video each month so I am getting this in just in time. 🙂 In case you haven’t noticed, I love to make 3-D things. Today’s card is a small one that fits inside a box. I used the Love & Affection stamp set along with ALL of the new In Colors which I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. This card is one we made at this month’s club. We didn’t do the box.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me. Until next time…
Today I am sharing my first video tutorial EVER! I am both excited and nervous all at the same time. For my first try, it didn’t turn out so bad, but I realize there is room for improvement. I only plan on getting better from here.
The creation I am sharing is a window box and 4″ x 4″ cards and envelopes I made using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set. As I mention in the tutorial, the cards are too small for the regular mail, but the entire set will make a great gift for someone, and they can use the cards as gift tags.
If you want to download the PDF instructions for this project just click here.
Hope you enjoy the video!
If you have any questions, as always, please feel free to get in touch with me.
Until next time…
Today I am sharing two cards that remind me of a very happy thing; my trip to Italy in 2006 with my sister. While we were there I remember seeing lemon trees, and I even purchased a few pieces of Deruta Italian pottery that was manufactured and hand painted in Umbria, Italy. I purchased what I would call a serving platter, pasta serving bowl, and wine pitcher that are adorned with lemons. You can see a photo of the pattern here. I received my inspiration for these two cards from these three pieces of pottery. I used the Sale-a-bration set A Happy Thing when I created these two cards. I also used the masking technique which I will explain at the end of my post.
I have always loved the way navy and yellow look together. I think they are classic, and the colors always remind me of summer! The “Thanks” card is embossed in gold and colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.
The sentiment on this friendship card is embossed in gold, but the lemons are not. They are stamped in the Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.
What is the masking technique? If you are familiar with the stamp set I used, you know there is only one lemon image in the set. Masking is when you stamp the image on scrap paper and cut it out. You then stamp the image again onto the card stock you will be using. After stamping, you cover it with the cut out image, re-ink your stamp and stamp another image right next to the first one you stamped. When you do this, it will look like one is behind the other. That’s why it is called masking.
Hope you enjoyed your visit here today. Until next time…
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