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Friday, January 19, 2018

Amazing You

I cased this card from a photograph from Stampin Up showing several cards created by their concept artists.  This card uses one of the Free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets "Amazing You".  Here is what I used to make this beautifully layered card:

Peekaboo Peach card base, Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry and Whisper White card stock pieces.

Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral inks.  Versamark with Copper and White embossing powders.

Amazing You stamp set.

Pick A Pattern Washi Tape.

White lacy doily.

Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Electric Layers Thinlits, and Hearts Framelits dies.

Some fussy cutting.

Copper Sequins and Glitter Enamel Dot.

Outrigger Birthday

I needed a special card for a special friend who is an awesome athlete, celebrating a birthday.  She just returned from a trip to the Cook Islands when she had been outrigging and I thought a card depicting an outrigger would be appropriate.  Now I don't know anything at all about boats, so I had to look up photographs of outriggers.  I sketched a scene onto watercolor paper and painted it with my Sakura Koi Water Colors and gave it some definition with some Stampin' Up watercolor markers, and a kind of dotted sand stamp from the Stampin' Up Waterfront set.  I stamped a birthday greeting from the Stampin' Up Balloon Adventures stamp set, matted it with basic black card stock and mounted it onto the front of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" heavy card stock base.

Petal Palette

Stampin' Up Petal Palette Stamp Set designs:

My first card was inspired by a design by Jenny Hall (Jenny Hall Designs).  For my version of this card, I stamped the lovely little bird from the Petal Palette stamp set on Whisper White card stock, then stamped it again on a clear acrylic stamping block and immediately pressed this onto another piece of Whisper White.  Both birds colored with Blends and cut out using the matching die set Petals and More.

I sponged Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight ink over the area behind the cut out circles to add color and depth to the leaves and birds.

My second card was inspired by The Card Concept #84 (Sweet Inspiration) challenge for 
January 2018.  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


This is my entry to the Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin Red Box Challenge made from the December 2017 Flora & Flutter Kit:

Thick Whisper White card base 4 1/4" x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2" topped with
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Berry Burst card stock.
Glimmer Paper from the kit was sponged with Lemon Lime Twist Ink, then 1/4" was trimmed from one side to back the sentiment.  A Calypso Coral Die Cut Element also from the kit was adhered to the Glimmer Paper with Dimensionals then glued to the Berry Burst card stock with Tombow adhesive. Three Berry Burst adhesive backed sequins from the Tutti-Frutti collection were added to the flowers.  
The butterfly die from the kit was stamped in Berry Burst onto a die cut also from the kit and adhered with a touch of Tombow adhesive.
Thank You was stamped onto a 1/2" strip of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and adhered wto a 13/16" strip of Calypso Coral card stock, then to the strip of glimmer card stock cut from the background piece.

Thank you for taking a peek.  I love all of the Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin kits as they spark my imagination and creativity.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Color Me Happy

Here are some cards from my Color Me Happy Workshop

This workshop was set up so that everyone could play with all of the new beautiful Stampin' Blends alcohol markers by Stampin' Up.  The Color Me Happy stamp set and a few items and elements from the Color Me Happy Project Kit were used here.

This little 2 1/2" x 3" box was inspired by Artisan Design Team Member Paula Dobson.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Thankful - Layering Leaves

This is for the SplitCoastStampers Clean and Simple CAS456 Challenge 456


110# White Card Stock base, top fold
Gold Foil Washi Tape, Versamark, gold embossing powder, gold/white twine
Items from September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit; yellow and Soft Suede leaves, gold foil leaf outline, leaf stamps, thankful stamp, Soft Suede embossed card (cut for background and to make tag.
Die cut leaves from Leaflets and Seasonal Layers dies in Cajun Craze and Whisper White, gold sequins, inks in Early Expresso, Cajun Craze, Old Olive Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry (to ink leaves)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Christmas Tree

My first card today is for the SCS TLC662 Splash Watercolor Technique Challenge:

Very Vanilla card base with Real Red and Old Olive background for "Splash Watercolor" technique Christmas Tree.

Second card is for the SCS CAS453 O Christmas Tree Challenge:

Very Vanilla card base with Crumb Cake on Holly embossing folder.  Tiny Star Embossed gold foil background with white Christmas Tree and moon, gold star sequins.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Pining For Plaid Alternatives

Additions, Clockwise:

First card:  Hearts Come Home Santa with sleigh and reindeer
Carols of Christmas Bundle for deer and tree
Basic Black and Old Olive card stock
Background inks are Distress Oxide Broken China and Faded Jeans

Second Card:  Nature Sings and Perfect Pines Acorn die

Third Card:  Jar of Cheer for Candle, Mistletoe & Holly for Holly and Sentiment, SU Blends, White Gel Pen, Nuvo Crystal Drops-Autumn Red

Fourth Card:  Four Seasons, and Simply Snowflake for Sentiment

Various beads and sequins.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Painted Harvest Birthday

I love the month of September, the hot days and warm nights, back to school, and the slight anticipation of fall just around the corner.

I also love the SU Painted Harvest stamp set too, so I decided to make myself, and a few other friends and family birthday cards featuring this lovely set.

Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Well Scripted (Retired)
Inks:       Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Hello Honey, Whisper White,
Paper:     Floral Boutique dsp (Retired)
Ribbon:  Hello Honey

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Card Box with Acetate Lid

Card Box with Acetate Lid
by Betty J. Guthrie for 
Images © Stampin’ Up

Inspired by Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin Kit for August 2017 “Giftable Greetings”

Box Base 9 1/2” x 10 7/8” 
Acetate Lid 6 9/16” x 8”
Score box on 9 1/2” side at 1/2”, 1 1/2”, 2 1/2”, 7”, 8” and 9” 
Score box on 10 7/8” side at 1 1/2”, 2 1/2”, 8 1/4”, 9 1/4”, 10 1/4”
Score Acetate Lid at 1” on all four sides 

 Tips for Box:

When cutting all four long tabs (see blue arrows in photos) cut on the score line then cut another 1/8”  and remove.  These tabs fold to the long sides to hold the box edges closed.

1/2” edge folds fold to toward outside of the box (black arrows), all other folds go inward 

Fold short sides in first leaving the long tabs to fold into the long sides of the box (blue arrows)

Tips for Acetate Lid:

Fold and burnish from center of fold out to each edge then snip up to the fold on the short side to form tab.  Cut tabs to 1/2” and secure with Tombow Mono Vellum Adhesive.  See Note.

Fold lid over the box to secure the acetate tabs to the OUTSIDE of the short sides of the lid, this keeps the tabs from catching on the box when you put the lid on.

NOTE:  I tried Fine Tip Glue Pen, Glossy Accents, and Diamond Glaze and none of them held and all made a mess of the acetate.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

You Are Amazing

This is for "Technique Lover's Challenge 654 Everything Old Is New Again: Speedy Cards For Good Causes". For a family member who was evacuated from their home in Montana due to fires. They don't know if they still have a home to go back to. Pray for everyone caught up an all of the national disasters happening right now.

Keywords: TLC654 Speedy Cards
Stamps: SU Feathery Friends
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: White embossing powder, score board

Techniques: Colored Pencil Shading

Hello Friend

Thought that this old retired SU flamingo paper from Birds of a Feather would be a great background for a flamingo card. Die cut the dsp with a stitched edge die and offset it on the white base, trimming off the edge. Layered my elements and added a few silver sequins.

Keywords: Flamingo
Stamps: Pop of Paradise
Paper: SU Thick White, Birds of A Feather, retired, Basic Gray
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Primrose Petals, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories: Silver Sequins

Technique: Layering

Missing You

Eclectic mixed design. Small Lemon Lime Twist leaves are from Lovely Laurel dies. Stamped the flowers and flower centers from Oh So Eclectic, and die cut, popped the centers up on tiny dimensionals.

Stamps: Oh So Eclectic
Paper: Thick white, Rich Razzleberry
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist

Accessories: Eclectic Layers and Lovely Laurel Dies

You're in my Thoughts and Prayers

This is for everyone caught in the many national disasters happening right now.  From the horrible fires burning through the entire State of Montana, and fires in Oregon and California, the Texas hurricane victims, and anyone effected by the storm brewing on the East Coast, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.  

Stamps: Field Flowers,
Paper: Thick White, Early Expresso stripes
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Crushed Curry, Early Expresso, Mossy Meadow

Accessories: Fussy Cutting

Feeling Blue - Smile

This is for Jeannie's Challenge No. 100 True Blue, over at her blog:

My card base is heavy weight white A2 scored at 5 1/2"

Heat set using Versamark and white embossing powder, randomly placed vine flower stamp from Stampin' Up stamp set Thoughts & Prayers, small flowers from Bloomin' Love,  and two flowers from Secret Garden.  Fussy cut the flowers.  I used Faber-Castell Polychromo colored pencils to shade the flowers.  Sentiment is from Love & Affection.

Thanks for looking, now go check out all the other lovely entries.