Jar of Flowers Sympathy Card

Irene Sympathy

Unfortunately, I needed to send another sympathy card.

A long-time resident of our small community passed away recently.

I wanted to send flowers, but instead, decided to make a jar of flowers in a card using the stamp set Jar of Flowers and coordinating Jar Punch.

The jar was punched out of watercolor paper that had been lightly sponged with Pool Party ink.

The flowers and greeting were stamped on watercolor paper using Memento Black ink.

The flowers and stems were colored using a variety of Stampin' Blends.  The flowers were fussy cut using a pair of scissors.

For the background, I spritzed the watercolor card front with water, then added Purple Posy ink refill using a water painter.

The pearls were colored with a black Sharpie pen.

 

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Posted for You-Sign Up for my July Newsletter

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The 2020-2021 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is HERE!

One of my favorite items in the new catalog is the Posted for You Bundle, which includes the Posted for You stamp set and coordinating Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch.

This bundle will be featured in my July 2020 Newsletter.

Techniques will include a quick and easy faux postage card, 2 CASE'd (copy and share with everyone) cards from the Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, and my first Christmas card of the season using the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch and Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper.

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Jar of Flowers-Happy Birthday America!

4th of JulyHappy Birthday America!

For this 4th of July, I created this card using the new Jar of Flowers stamp set and coordinating Jar Punch.

I paired them with a collection of various sized star punches in my collection.

I wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

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Bonus Days 2020! Spend in July, Redeem in August

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Jar of Flowers-Sunflowers!

Sunflowers

This card  is one of the featured projects found in my June newsletter.

It features the new Jar of Flowers Bundle, and the Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

It's fun and easy to create!

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Jar of Flowers Pocket Card

Pocket card

Pocket card with insert

This pocket card  is one of the featured projects found in my June newsletter.

It features the new stamp set Jar of Flowers, and the Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

It's fun and easy to create!

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Jar of Flowers Shaker Card

Shaker card

This shaker card  is one of the featured projects found in my June newsletter.

It features the new stamp set Jar of Flowers, the coordinating Jar Punch, and the Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

It's fun and easy to create!

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June Fresh Ideas-Double Point Fold Cards

Double Point sunflowersDouble Point Fold Sunflowers, Jar of Flowers

Double PointDouble Point Fold, Mountain Air

 

The Double Point Fold is super simple to create, yet adds a fun dimension to card creations.

Want to learn more?

My June Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Double Point Fold Technique and will feature the stamp sets Jar of Flowers and Mountain Air.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on June 23, 2020.

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I hope to hear from you!

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Country Road Father's Day

Father's day

I created this weathered barn card for my Dad for Father's Day using the retired Country Road stamp set.

This look could also be achieved using the Geared Up Garage stamp set, creating an old garage using the car, tool box, and gas can images.

My Dad is not really a garage guy.  He's more of a weathered barn in the country guy!

The sides of the barn were aged by swiping Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay inks on the inside of the Hardwood Planks Embossing Folder, then adding a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and running it through the Big Shot to emboss.

To age it a little more, I lightly spritzed it with water and crumbled it into a ball.  I opened it up,  swiped White Craft ink on the creases, and set it aside to dry.

For the roof, I made a quick template, out of computer paper.  I cut out the template, placed it on a piece of Copper Foil paper and traced around the template with a pencil. I then cut it out using a pair of scissors.  I embossed it using my Big Shot and Corrugated Embossing Folder.  Once embossed, I scored 1 1/2" from the top and folded it along the score line.  The roof was attached to the card front using Dimensionals.  To age the roof, I ran a sanding block over it.

The weeds were stamped on Pear Pizzazz card stock using Mossy Meadow and Call me Clover inks.  They were fussy cut using a pair of scissors.

The wagon wheel was stamped on Crumb Cake card stock using Early Espresso ink.  It too was fussy cut using a pair of scissors.

Once the pieces were attached to a Soft Suede mat and a Very Vanilla card base, I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings on a piece of Soft Suede card stock that had been embossed using the Hardwood Planks embossing folder.  I attached it to a small piece of Copper Foil paper that had also been embossed using the Corrugated Embossing Folder, and was roughed up using the sanding block.

I think my Dad will like the card!

 

 

 

 

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Crafting with Aluminum Cans-Founders All Day IPA

Founders Day IPA

One of my favorite crafting techniques is to cut shapes out of aluminum cans and add them to my card creations.

You can view my aluminum can creations HERE

(Instructions and a link to a video tutorial on how to cut the cans can be found on this page)

I'm always on the look out for interesting designs and colors on aluminum cans.

Fortunately, my husband is a craft beer drinker and is always bringing home new beers to try.  Often, these beers have interesting labels on the cans. 

My husband drinks the beer, then I confiscate the cans to create!

Recently, he tried Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewery in Michigan with this cool image on the cans.

This is a perfect image for creating those masculine-themed cards!

I matted the image cut from the can using Mossy Meadow card stock.

I secured the edges by punching holes using my Crop-a-dile, then inserted retired glimmer brads in the 4 corners.

The greeting is from Flora and Fauna stamped on a piece of Granny Apple Green using Black Memento ink.

The wood design on the card front is from the new pack of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

Super simple to create, and possibilities are endless!

 

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Flowers for Every Season-Easy, 5 Minute Card Creations Part 2

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Blue flowers for every season

Here are two more quick and easy, 5 minute card ideas using designs from the Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

It's fun letting the designer series paper do the heavy lifting!

For more card ideas, ideas, please visit my 5 Minute Creations Page HERE.

The greeting and bees on the top card came from the retired Honey Bee stamp set and Detailed Bee Dies.  Sorry for using retired product, but those sunflowers just needed bees!

The greeting on the 2nd card is from the Paper Pumpkin kit Flora and Fauna, which I use a lot.

The butterfly is from Butterfly Gala.

 

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Flowers for Every Season-Easy, 5 Minute Card Creations

Flowers for Every Season

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The designs in the new Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper just make me smile!

Bright and cheery, they make quick and easy 5 minute card creations.

Let the Designer Series Paper do the heavy lifting.

For these 2 cards, I added the greeting from Butterfly Gala stamped using Misty Moonlight and Poppy Parade inks, matted with Misty Moonlight and Poppy Parade card stock, and cut out using my Big Shot and Stitched Nested Label Dies.

The pearls were colored using Night of Navy and Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends.

To see more ideas, please visit my 5 Minute Creations Page HERE.

 

 

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Jar of Flowers-Sign up for my June Newsletter

June samplerJar of Flowers Sampler

The 2020-2021 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is HERE!

One of my favorite items in the new catalog is the Jar of Flowers Bundle, which includes the Jar of Flowers stamp set and coordinating Jar Punch.

Combine this bundle with Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, and Mason Jar Shaker Domes, and you have the makings for bright and cheery flower bouquets in mason jar vases!

These products will be featured in my June 2020 Newsletter.

Techniques will include quick and easy Shaker and Pocket cards.

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My June 2020 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) June 9, 2020.

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Please stay healthy.

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Thanks!

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Last Days for the 2019-2020 Annual and Spring Mini Stampin' Up! Catalogs

It's about time to say goodbye to the 2019-2020 Annual and the 2020 Spring Mini Catalogs from Stampin' Up!

2019-2020 annual catalog

2019-2020 Annual Catalog

2020 spring mini catalog

2020 Spring Mini Catalog

Retiring items from both catalogs will be available until June 2, or while supplies last.

Shop online HERE for the Last Chance Items.

Last Chance Products

Shop now. 

Once the items are gone, they're gone!

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Mountain Air Thinking of You

Mountain air sympathy thinking of youI guess as I get older, more and more friends I know are losing parents and loved ones.

So sad, but, unfortunately, a way of life.

This is the card I created to send to a friend after the death of a brother (non Corona Virus related.)

I hope it brought some comfort.

I stamped layers of mountains using the Mountain Air stamp set in Basic Gray ink on Very Vanilla card stock full strength and again without reinking.

The trees were stamped in Basic Gray ink and cut out using the Big Shot and coordinating Majestic Mountain die.

The tree was cut out of Basic Black card stock using the Big Shot and Majestic Mountain die, and was attached using a small amount of Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.

The greeting comes from Sincere Salutations, a retired set in my stash that I still use often.

 

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Mountain Air Paper Towel Background-Have a Great Day

Paper towel have a great day

I like to craft with the paper towels I have used to clean stamps or blot watercolors. 

They make really interesting backgrounds, and it's always good to recycle and reuse!

I combined the paper towel background with Mountain Air stamp set and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies to create this pretty landscape.

The greeting is from the Paper Pumpkin Kit Flora and Fauna and is one of my favorites.

Just remember to separate the plys from the paper towel, giving you two pieces to craft with.  Attach the paper towel to a piece of card stock using SNAIL, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue or a glue stick.  Then, you will be able to easily cut it down to the size you need.

 

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Black Ice Technique

The Black Ice Technique: Layer inks on foil paper using the Direct to Paper Technique for a stunning effect. 

The Black Ice Technique is great for masculine-themed cards.

I've combined this technique with Beautiful Day and Country Road, a couple of my favorite retiring stamp sets.

It was also featured in my May 2020 newsletter.

There's still time to receive the newsletter with instructions on how to do the Black Ice Technique.

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Also, as my gift, you will also receive a FREE Adhesives 101 tutorial.

Black iceBeautiful Day Black Ice on Silver Foil

Black IceCountry Road Black Ice on Copper Foil

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5 Minute Designer Series Paper Cards

Do you ever need quick and easy 5 minute cards?

Here are some ideas using various designer series paper and the stitched rectangle dies.

The possibilities are endless!

You can add a greeting and other embellishments I like did with these 2 cards.

DSPMade with Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Greeting and butterflies are from Butterfly Gala.

DSP 1Made with Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

Greeting is from Free as a Bird.

Or, you can leave off a greeting and let the designer paper due the heavy lifting like I did with these 3 cards.

Peaceful poppies easy DSPMade with Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.

 

DSPMade with Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.

 

DSPMade with Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

Here's how:

  1. Cut center out of designer series paper card front using the Big Shot and Stitched Rectangle Die.  Cut mat rectangle out of coordinating card stock.  Attach together.
  2. Attach card front to coordinating mat.  Attach to card base.
  3.  Attach rectangle cut-out, matching the design on the card front.  Use Dimensionals to pop it up.
  4.  Option: Add greeting and embellishments if desired.

 

Please remember, all of these designer series papers are retiring and will be available while supplies last or until June 2.

 

 

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May Fresh Ideas-Kite Cards

Kite cardIris Folded Kite Card

Kite cardKite Fold Card

Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!
Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!

-Mary Poppins

Spring is here, and that means spring winds!

Perfect for kite flying!

How about creating some kite cards?

 I made these to send to our two grandchildren.

Madysen (3) received the Iris Folded Kite with a sponged sky background card made using Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.

Ryan (almost 1 year) received the Kite Fold Card featuring Dino Days stamp set and Dino Roar Designer Series Paper.

Perfect for any occasion, and the possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My May Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature an Iris Folded Kite, and a Kite Fold Card.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on May 19, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime in  May 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and step-by-step instructions.

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I hope to hear from you!

Anne

 

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