Monday, September 22, 2014

Mailable Monday #79


Last week my friend Kat sent me a boat load of

great "guy" cards. 

I decided to feature one of them for this edition of

Mailable Monday 


What could be more classic than a black and white card?

This one uses Wetlands stamp set. 

Thanks Kat for the great cards. I think I'm set for awhile with

guy cards. Good to know as I'm always looking for them. 
 
I was talking to my another gal pal a few days ago, Lisa.
 
She told me her hubby wanted a tree on the Christmas cards this year.
 
She picked out two designs and he selected a simple one that 
 
is perfect for a mailable Monday. 
 
This has inspired me so during the month of October I'll 
 
be featuring Christmas cards for all the Mailable Mondays. 
 
With the cost of postage it will be nice to have some ideas that won't 
 
require additional postage. 
 
Thanks for putting that idea in my head Lisa. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday SSF09192014



Welcome back to another Sketch Frenzy Friday. 


Today's sketch was created by Stacey. 

I used Blackberry Bliss as the base card. 

Moonlit paper pack designer paper. 

Lucky Stars embossing folder. 

Gold buttons.

And Star Framelits, and matching stamp set shown in the new holiday mini catalog. 

I didn't do the banner as shown in the sketch. I used the scallop border

punch across the bottom of the designer paper instead. 

Want to play along with this fun sketch? Please


You will also be able to see how the other designers used 

this sketch.

Stamping trails
Karen 

start weight 273
current weight 179.7
goal weight 170
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wetlands Stamp Set with Feathers Framelits



For today's card I combined Wetlands stamp

set, and the new feathers and framelits dies. 

Goose is stamped with Basic Gray. It was then masked
 
and the grass stalks were stamped over it so they
 
where in the background. 
 
Feathers are stamped on Crumb Cake, and Hello Honey cardstock.
 
Ink used Early Espresso, and Cajun Craze. 
 
I attached the feathers with linen thread. 
 
Base card Mossy Meadow. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gift Box Punch Board my First Project


This is the first little box I created using 

the gift box punch board that is in the holiday mini catalog. 

I was a little scared at first to use it with the scoring and all, 

but I have to say it is one of the easiest tools to use! 

The box is formed and put together without using

any adhesive. How great is that!!!!

I used a 6x6 piece of Tangerine Tango to make the box.

This is the smallest box that the tool makes. 

To create the stripes I used the stripes mask that is new

to the 2014/2015 large SU catalog. 

The top has a curly piece of Meadow Moss cardstock, and 

autumn wood elements. I have to say the wood elements are really 

nice, and a good value at 4.95 for 36 pieces. I'm going to 

have fun using more of these for some Fall projects. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Take a Tip Tuesday # 28


I have been enjoying the Tee Hee Hee stamp set that

is in the holiday mini catalog. 

I wanted to put a witch together using the clothes that

come in the set, but I wanted my witch to have a head. 

You know she needs a good head on her shoulders to 

cast all those spells!

So I used the 1/2 circle punch with Pistachio Pudding cardstock to 

make her one.

I also glued a small piece in the "v" neck of the dress so the

head wouldn't appear to be floating without a neck to be 

attached to. 

Designer paper across the top is from Color me Autumn. 

Large oval, and scallop oval punch used for the greeting. 

Dress and the head were attached using pop dots.
Stamping trails
Karen
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Mailable Monday # 78


Well I'm up and running again. I have

most of the basics that I need to continue stamping in 

my temporary upstairs room. 

I had the most problem with the punches. I have so many, 

and needed to decide which ones I used the most. 

Today's card features All is Calm washi tape,

and Endless Wishes stamp set.

I couldn't find my Lost Lagoon ink pad in the mess that

is still my temporary stamping space so

I used Basic Gray ink to stamp the snowflakes.

I really love the colors, and patterns of the washi tape.

The tape and snowflakes at an angle give the card some

interest, and no need to add any embellishments which makes

it perfect for Mailable Monday. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday SSF091214


Welcome back to another addition of Sketch Frenzy Friday.
 
The leaves were cut using Autumn Accents Bigz die using
 
Hello Honey cardstock. 
 
I then stamped them with dictionary background stamp and 
 
Blackberry Bliss ink. 
 
Designer paper Color me Autumn. 
 
Greeting is from Blooming with Kindness stamp set. 
 
Leaves and greeting layer were attached to the card
 
using mini staples, and of course I had to add a little

bit of lace across the bottom. 

Base card Very Vanilla. 
 
We would love to see your artwork
 
using this sketch. Please visit Sketch Frenzy Friday Blog

To see the other designers artwork. 

Stamping trails
Karen


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