With Sympathy

The Dandelion Wishes (SS-0497) stamp set is still one of my favorites.  I like the simple look of this card.

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On a piece of Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023) card stock, the images from the Dandelion Wishes (SS-0497) stamp set were stamped in Dark Roast (IP-0050) and Butter Cream Ink (IP-0031).  The With Sympathy sentiment was stamped in Dark Roast and comes from the Bird Melody (SS-0496) stamp set.

Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) was added before adhering it with Easy Glide (AD-0081) to a Hazelnut (CS-0013) card base.

Dandelion Wishes Sympathy

Here are the measurements:
Hazelnut = 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
Oatmeal Cookie = 4 x 5 1/4 (you will need 2 of these, one for the inside panel)

May all your handmade creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


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Dandelion Wishes – Birthday

I can’t get enough of the Dandelion Wishes (SS-0497) stamp set.  I don’t know about you but sometimes my craft space is not always organized and I will admit that I had lost this stamp set.  No, not just one stamp, the whole stamp set.  I shouldn’t say lost, I should say misplaced.  Well I found it (3 months later)!!!  I just had to make a card with it in case it went missing again.

Dandelion Wishes

Using Lovely Blue (IP-0075) and the Ink Splat (AT-0108) ATS, I randomly stamped a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock.  I wanted something in the background that did not over power the background.  Then using Pool Play (IP-0051) I stamped some of the images from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  I stamped a few more images and the sentiment in Denim Days (IP-0010).  I added some Silver Silk (IP-0090) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126).

The Whip Cream (CS-0040) panel was adhered to a piece of Bush Silver (CS-0135) before adhering to the Denim Days (CS-0082) card base with Foam Squares (AD-0085).

For the inside I stamped it the same way as the front except I only added the Sparkle Silk and did not add the Silver Silk.

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I love adding Sparkle Silk (IP-0126)

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.



Wanted for Stealing Hearts|Love Bandit

The Love Bandit strikes again!!!   I always laugh when I see this guy.

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I used the I Heart Embossing Folder (EF-0014) and embossed a piece of Cranberry Bliss (CS-0090) card stock.  Using Easy Glide (AD-0081), I layered that onto a Black Licorice (CS-0003) card base.

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Using the SnapShot Frames Dies (DI-0045), I cut out a piece of Black Licorice (CS-0003) card stock using the photo die.  On Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock and Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041) , I stamped some of the images from the Love Bandit (SS-0408) stamp set and then cut out the Love Bandit using the coordinating die (DI-0285)This set also comes in a bundle (BD-0207).

Using the Journey Color Burst Pencils (JM-0077), I colored in the Love Bandit.  For the roses, I colored those in using Bubble Gum (IP-0092) Silk and a Small Blending Brush (TO-0097).  After coloring in the hearts in his bag, I thought they needed a little sparkle, so using a Small Blending Brush, I added some Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) to them.

The Heart images were stamped in Cranberry Bliss (IP-0049) ink.

Using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085) I popped up the photo piece onto the card front and then popped up the Love Bandit as well.

I thought it still needed something so I added the red hearts from the Fire & Ice (AC-0346) Bloom Benefit.  [What is a Bloom Benefit – they are items that you get for free with orders of $50 or more – see the catalog tabs on top and click on the on-line catalog. Both the mini and annual catalog contain Bloom Benefits and you can mix and match them. They are located in the beginning part of the catalog].

Love Bandit

For the inside I used the same I Heart Embossing Folder (EF-0014) to emboss a piece of Cranberry Bliss (CS-0090) card stock and stamped the sentiment in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink onto a Whip Cream (CS-0040) card panel.

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May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.



Best Wishes

I Love, Love, Love the new Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051) that is in the new Bloom This Way Mini Trends Catalog (CL-0030)!!!!!  They are so beautiful!!!!

I stamped the saying Best Wishes from the Everyday Script Bundle (BD-0344) in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink onto a piece of Bubble Gum (CS-0099) card stock and cut it out using the coordinating die.

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I added Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) to the Best Wishes piece and well as the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051) piece.  Using Easy Glide (AD-0081) I adhered the Spring Filled Prints piece to a piece of Watermelon Fusion (CS-0039) before adhering it to the Whip Cream (CS-0040) card base.  Using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085), I popped up the Best Wishes onto the lower right corner of the card front.

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I love that the focal point of this card is really the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051).  They are so beautiful that they really should take center stage.

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Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) added to the Spring Filled Prints

Be sure to leave me a comment with your thoughts on the Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051).  I would love to hear from you.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


It’s Only Cold..

I loved ice skating when I was younger.  I wasn’t very good but in my mind I was magnificent [ha, ha].  I think that is probably one of the reasons I was drawn to the Ski Sled Skate (SS-0360) stamp set.

The Ski Sled Skate (SS-0360) stamp set is becoming one of my favorites!  I love that there are so many fun winter elements that you can use either for cards, tags or scrapbook pages.  I have several folks in my social circle that have winter birthdays, I know I will be using this set to make special creations for them.

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Ski Sled Skate = Winter crafting fun!!


On a Whip Cream (CS-0040) piece of cardstock, I stamped the ice skates in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  I used our Color Burst Pencils (JM-0077)  #047 and #042 to color in the heel and blade of the skate.  To color in the skate boot itself, I took some of our Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) and put it on an acrylic block and then using our Small Blending Brush (TO-0097) brushed it onto the skate boot.

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Adding the Sparkle Silk to the skate boot to give added interest.


I took some of our Lovely Blue Liquid Color (IP-0134) and applied it to an acrylic block and the added some water using a Medium Blending Brush (TO-0098) and applied that to the bottom of the card to look like ice.  I had a fine tip marker on hand that I used to lightly add a line as if it were skating marks on the ice.

The sentiment was stamped in Denim Days (IP-0010) ink and the snowflakes were stamped in Pool Play (IP-0051) ink.

I added some Sparkle Silk all over the card.  Using Glue Dots (AD-0083), I adhered some Special Celebrations (AC-0115) and Blue Skies (AC-0113) sequins. [the sequins are part of the 12 Days of Deals – check it out toward the end of this post].

The panel was then added to a piece of Mirror Silver (CS-0137) before being added to a Denim Days (CS-0082) card base.

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May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Skating!





Merry Christmas |Snow Frames

I love the Snow Frames die (DI-0246).  So elegant, so many possibilities.

I cut out a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock using the Snow Frames Die (DI-0246).  Then using the Journey Rectangles (DI-0041), I cut out a piece of River Stone (CS-0094) and Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock.  On the Whip Cream piece, I stamped the Ink Splat (AT-0108) stamp in Journey Silver (IP-0107) ink and then stamped the Merry Christmas from the Happy Merry (SS-0522) stamp set in Denim Days (IP-0010) ink.  I layered the Whip Cream piece onto the River Stone piece and then layered that onto the Snow Frames cut out.  Added some Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) before adhering it to the Denim Days (CS-0082) card base.

Snow Frames Merry Christmas
So Pretty!!!


Check out this video where Kim Kesti, Fun Stampers Journey’s Design Concept Manager takes this die to a whole new level with her over the top card!!!  So gorgeous!

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Have fun creating!!


Fall – Happy Birthday |GeoBurst Die

I have several folks in my family with Fall Birthdays.  I love creating with fall colors but wanted to make something that didn’t have fall items (like leaves, etc.).  I wanted to create something very different using the fall color scheme.  So I went to my favorite die on the planet – the GeoBurst Die(DI-0217).  Yes, it is by far on the top of my list of go to dies.  So unique and so many uses for it. 

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I stamped the Happy Birthday, that comes from the Arr Catey (AT-0202) stamp in Hazelnut Ink (IP-0012) onto a piece of Banana Cream (CS-0087) and then layered that onto a piece of Cocoa Powder (CS-0008) cardstock.

Using the GeoBurst Die (DI-0217), I cut out a piece of Cocoa Powder (CS-0008) cardstock.  then using the 1 1/2″ circle punch (TO-0031 and TO-0015) I punched out 14 circles from Summer Days (CS-0033) cardstock.  I adhered the circles to the back of the cut GeoBurst Cocoa Powder piece using Craft Glue (AD-0111) [the circles were adhered to the center each GeoBurst].  I cut off the excess circles with our Grand Pro Shears (TO-0064) [best shears ever, non-stick and self sharpening – and they cut through ribbon like magic].

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Summer Days circles with Tangerine Fusion card base

This panel was then adhered to a Tangerine Fusion (CS-0036) card base.  The Happy Birthday banner was adhered on top of that.  I added some Gold Silk (IP-0096) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126).  And finished it off with some Rainbow Drops (AC-0178) and Fashion Gold (AD-0292).

I made another card using the same idea but changed the circles to Tangerine Fusion (CS-0036) and made the card base Summer Days (CS-0033).

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Tangerine Fusion Circle with Summer Days card base

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy fall crafting!