Friday, October 30, 2015

Masking- Vintage Leaves and Six Sayings

This is the final card we made in my October Quick and Cute Card class.

Vintage Leaves Stamp Set
Six Sayings Stamp Set
Tangelo Twist Ink Pad
Delightful Dijon Ink Pad
Mossy Meadow Ink Pad
Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad
Cajun Craze Ink Pad
Crushed Curry Ink Pad
Post It Masking Tape
Stamp A Ma Jig
Whisper White Thick Card Stock.


1.  Mask off greeting area using two strips of post it masking tape.
2.  Stamp assorted leaf images as shown in various ink colors
3.  Remove post it tape
4.  Using the stamp a ma jig stamp the greeting in the blank space

Thursday, October 29, 2015

From Land To Sea. . . a guy birthday card

This is the second card we made in my October Quick and Cute card class.

From Land to Sea stamp set
BYOP stamp set
Navy Bakers Twine
Pool Party Ink
Night of Navy Ink
Crumb Cake Ink
Blender Pen
Archival Black Ink
Pool Party Cardstock 8.5" x 5.5"
Night of Navy Cardstock 3.75" x 5"
Whisper White Cardstock 3" x 4.25"


1.  Stamp lighthouse and ships wheel image with Archival Black Ink.
2.  Stamp greeting with Night of Navy Ink.
3.  Using blender pen and ink pads, watercolor the lighthouse and ships wheel
4.  Cut out the ships wheel so we can use it as an embellishment.
5.  Mount the focal image on Night of Navy mat.
6.  Affix bakers twine around this piece.
7.  Adhere to card base.
8.  Adhere ships wheel embellishment with dimensionals.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Watercolor Wings and Wild About Flowers. . .

This is the first card we made in my October Quick and Cute Card Class.

Watercolor Wings stamp set
Wild About Flowers stamp set
Mossy Meadow Ink
Perfect Plum Ink
Perfect Plum Marker
Elegant Eggplant Ink
Butterfly Framelits
Wink of Stella Clear
Big Shot
Magnetic Plate
Perfect Plum Card Base 8.5" x 5.5"
Whisper White 3.75" x 5"
scrap white for butterflies

1. Stamp the flower images with Mossy Meadow ink.
2.  Color in the flowers with Perfect Plum marker.
3.  Stamp the greeting with Perfect Plum ink
4.  Stamp the base butterfly in Perfect Plum.
5.  Stamp the first overlay butterfly in Elegant Eggplant
6.  Stamp the second overlay butterfly in Elegant Eggplant
7.  Cut out the images with the Butterfly die and the Big Shot
8.  Adhere butterflies to card front
9.  Add some sparkle with the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kinda Eclectic. . . in shades of green

This is the final card we made in my September Coffee and Cards class.
Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set
Whisper White Card Stock 5.25" x 4"
Mossy Meadow Card Stock 5.5" x 8.5"
Mossy Meadow Ink Pad
Old Olive Ink Pad
Always Artichoke Ink Pad


1.  Stamp leaf images  around outside edges of card using Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Mossy Meadow ink.
2.  Stamp greeting in Always Artichoke ink.
3.  Adhere focal panel to Mossy Meadow card base

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Monday, October 26, 2015

How true this one is. . . .

Partial Masking and Paper Piercing. . . Wetlands Guy Birthday Card

We made this card in my September Coffee and Cards class.

Wetlands Stamp Set
Old Olive card stock 8.5" x 5.5"
Whisper White card stock 3.75" x 5"
Chocolate Chip ink
Old Olive ink
Piercing Tool
Piercing Mat Pack
Window Sheet
Rectangular Die
Masking Tape


1.  Using a rectangular die cut a window in a window sheet.
2.  Adhere window sheet to white card stock and adhere cardstock to tabletop ( you do not want this to move while you are sponging)
3.  Using sponge and Old Olive ink sponge the bottom area of the rectangle
4.  Using Chocolate Chip ink sponge the side area of the rectangle
5.  Stamp the goose image in Chocolate Chip ink
6.  Remove the mask
7.  Stamp the greeting using Old Olive ink.
8.  Use piercing tool and mat pack to poke decorative holes to suit your taste.
9.  Adhere focal point to Old Olive card base. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

You're Sublime- a paper piecing tutorial

Your Sublime- Paper Piecing Technique       

• You're Sublime Wood-Mount Stamp Set [138732]                    
• You're Sublime Clear-Mount Stamp Set [139309]                     
• Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad [140931]
• So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad [126957]
   Designer Series Paper
• So Saffron 8-1/2" X 5 1/2" Card Stock [105118]
• Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730]
• Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [137364]
• 2-1/2" Circle Punch [120906]
1/8” Daffodil ribbon
• Many Marvelous Markers [131264]

1.       Fold card base in half. 

2.      Emboss front of card base with the Happy Heart TIEF. Set aside

3.      Stamp image from Your Sublime stamp set on Whisper White and punch out with circle punch

4.      Stamp same image on DSP and cut out.

5.      Apply DSP to circle image.

6.      Color remainder of image with Stampin Write Markers

7.      Apply ribbon to DSP.

8.      Apply DSP to front of card

9.      Adhere focal image with pop dots.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Just Kidding Photopolymer Stamp Set

Paper Piecing Tutorial. . . You're Remarkable and Bohemian DSP

We made this card in my September Coffee and Cards class.

Bohemian DSP 5.5" x 1"- 2 pieces
Thick Whisper White Card Stock- 8.5' X 5.5"
You're Remarkable Stamp Set
Blackberry Bliss Ink
Archival Black Ink
Paper Snips
Tombow Liquid Glue

1.  Stamp leaf image using Archival Black Ink
2.  Stamp greeting on bottom of card using Blackberry Bliss ink
3.  Adhere the two strips of DSP to left side of card along fold.
4.  Stamp leaf image on scraps of DSP in assorted colors and cut out random leaves.
5.  Adhere leaves to front of card.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Masking Technique. . . Awesomely Artistic

We made this card in my September Coffee and Cards class.

Thick Whisper White card stock 8.5 x 5.5
Window Sheet ( to create mask)
Square Punch
Perfect Plum Ink
Elegant Eggplant Ink
Awesomely Artistic stamp set
Wink of Stella pen
Masking Tape

1.  Make a mask by cutting a piece of window sheet the same size as your card.  Punch three evenly spaced squares in the window sheet using the square punch.
2.  Adhere card to mask and then to table using post it masking tape.  This is very important as you do not want you card  to move when you are sponging.
3.  Using Perfect Plum ink and sponge apply color through the windows until you are satisfied with the results.
4.  Ink up dragonfly image in Elegant Eggplant and stamp through the window.  Be careful not to get halo around your can see on my card I did get a halo on one....grrrr
5.  Remove the mask.
6.  Stamp greeting with Elegant Eggplant ink
7.  Fold your card
8.  Apply wink of stella clear to the wings to add some glittery sparkle.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

You've Got This & Hexagon Hive Thinlet. . .

Hexagon Hive Thinlet
You've Got This stamp set
Stamp n Write markers
Blender Pens
Gold Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Gold foil paper
Whisper White card stock

Monday, October 19, 2015

Richard' s Hockey Game. . . .growing up fast!

Go Seals Go!   I went to my grandson, Richard's hockey game yesterday afternoon, out at Varsity View Sports Plex in the far west end of the city. It was a great game and the kids had a lot of fun.  Here are some pics:

 Richard is #10 and plays center.
 Good sports shaking hands after the game:
 And here come the tired team- long day after an early morning practice in Isle Des Chenes and then a late afternoon game in Charleswood.  Here are some pics of my boy:

 Not too impressed looking until Nan said something silly and then I got this reaction:

A big handsome grin with a mouthful of teeth protector.

3D Flower Card. . .

Here is another quick and easy 3D card I made using punch out decoupage images.  

 I really love this one.....and here is the top view showing the dimension: