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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Birthday: Card in a Box with Gift Card

Another card in a box, this time for a teenage boy.  I enjoy the challenge of finding related items to decorate the box.  I use many different stamp and die sets.  The balloons are stamped and colored on watercolor paper and misted.  

The box is too big for a standard size envelope, so I made the envelope out the same card stock as the box.

The gift card is on the back.  I used a die from Simon Says Stamps to attach the gift card.

Colors:
Pool Party
Night of Navy
White
Various blues for the watercoloring

Stamps:
Balloon Adventures
Clocks, Watches, and Gears
Industrial Backgrounds
Big Day
Stacks of Wishes
Just Sayin'

Other:
Clock & Gears die
Stitched Shapes
Clock embossing folder
Prettied Up Gift Card die from Simon Says Stamps






Thursday, October 5, 2017

Baby Shower: Card in a Box






I haven't made a card in a box for quite a while.  I really enjoy making them.  This one is a little larger than I have made before, so I had to make the envelope for the larger card..

Stamps:
Polka Dot Punches
Zoo Babies
A Little Wild
That's the Ticket
Bundled Baby
Occasion Sentiments

Other:
Darice hearts embossing folder







Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sympathy: Watercolor Vintage Vogue and Butterflies


The monthly challenge was to use purple, lemon lime, and embossing.  The watercoloring made the colors blend beautifully.

Colors:
Concord Crush
Wisteria Wonder
Sweet Sugar Plum
Lemon Lime
Baked Brown Sugar
Rich Razzleberry

Stamps:
Vintage Vogue
Timeless Textures
French Foliage
Love and Sympathy

Other:
Embosslit Butterflies
Snow embossing folder
Pearls

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Storage for Ink Pads

I had run out of room with my ink pad storage.  I ran across a blog that showed this nifty idea.  Sold on Amazon, the Media Stix are for storing CDs.  However, the Stampin' Up! ink pads fit like a glove!  Each set of Media Stix holds 60 ink pads.  I bought two sets; now I can store my ink pads in style!

The media sticks are attached to the wall.  They are at a slight angle, but I have not had any trouble with the ink running.




Friday, September 15, 2017

Birthday: Masculine Watercolor Clocks




















I watercolored the background in browns.  Then I embossed with a Darice clock folder.  I sponged lightly the embossed raised portion.  I added the sentiment and put the die cut gear/clock on the inside.  












Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thank You: Watercolor Embossed


A quick thank you for a coworker.  She loaned me some money and saved me 20 minutes!  Inside the card is the two quarters she loaned me.  I watercolored the background, then embossed with an old embossing folder.  Quick and easy!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sympathy: Watercolor Poppies


I watercolored the background, die cut the background with stitched shapes, die cut the poppies, and adhered it all together.  I love the soft colors.  The card stock is Pool Party.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Birthday: Watercolor Dragonfly Dreams


Avant Garden has a flower stamp that fits on a stem.  I used that flower stamp in circles of three to create a flower.  Once spritzed, the flowers look like a single flower.  I had a piece of shimmery card stock that blended perfectly with the watercolored piece.

Colors:
Mellow Moss
Soft Sky
Pool Party
Marina Mist
Black

Stamps:
Avant Garden
Dragonfly Dreams

Other:
Dragonfly Dreams die
Dotted Swiss embossing folder

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sympathy: Watercolor with Parisian Border


I found this die on Amazon also.  I like the silhouette-like effect.

Colors:
Powder Pink
Blushing Bride
Regal Rose
Baked Brown Sugar
Black

Stamps:
Avant Garden
French Foliage
Flourishing Phrases

Other:
Parisian Border die (Die-sire) 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sympathy: Watercolor with Floral Frame


I found this beautiful floral frame die cut on Amazon.  I love the look of it!

Colors:
Crushed Curry
More Mustard
So Saffron
Crisp Cantaloupe
Tangerine Tango
Black

Stamps:
Wetlands
Timeless Textures
Butterfly Basics
Vintage Vogue

Other:
Floral Border with Frame die (Hero Arts)
Dotted Swiss embossing folder
Butterfly punch
Pearls