Friday, June 28, 2013

Secret Garden Hello

All week long I’m sharing cards created with the Secret Garden stamp set and the matching Framelits dies.

Today I have more of the flowers I cut out earlier in the week and decided to go into more of a darker color palette vs. the bright colors I shared previously.

Hello Flowers SU

I misted a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Stampin’ Mister and Pool Party reinker and then layered that over a Basic Black card base. To the right of the card I added a hand cut flag in Smoky Slate and then started adding on the die cut flowers in Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana. Again, this is another time I could have added bling or dressed it up, but I love these flowers and the statement they make on their own. Finally I added a sentiment in Smoky Slate from Lacy & Lovely.

I think this card could cover a multitude of occasions to send to a friend or loved one. I love having cards like this in my stash to pull out at a moments notice!


Stamps: Secret Garden, Lacy & Lovely

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana

Accessories: Stampin’ Mister with Pool Party reinker, Secret Garden Framelits

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Secret Garden Thanks

All week long I’m sharing cards created with the Secret Garden stamp set and the matching Framelits dies.
Today I made a card that just uses the stamp set to show that you don’t have to pair the two together to still get a great card!
I absolutely love how this card turned out because it’s such a clean and easy look to accomplish, but it still is fun to look at!

This started with a Whisper White card base which was then splattered with Elegant Eggplant reinker. A few strips of the new Gingham Garden washi tape were added to the card, and then I just stamped over the washi tape with three images from the stamp set. Last a sentiment was added to the card. Like I said on an earlier card this week, it could have been given some bling or embellishments but I like that this “no layer card” can be mailed out flat with no extra cost, and it can be mass produced with ease!
You could totally change the look of this up by changing out the washi tape and the colors of the flowers, or even go another direction and change out the stamps to be more masculine. How easy would that be?!
Stamps: Secret Garden, Really Good Greetings
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Garden Gingham washi tape, Elegant Eggplant reinker with Stampin’ Mister
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shabby Secret Garden

As I mentioned yesterday I have been looking for a great flower set for awhile. I’ve found that perfect set in Secret Garden along with the matching Framelits dies so I’m sharing that love all week long with this fun stamp set and die combo!

In my card yesterday I used some of the die cut flowers I cut out with the Framelits dies, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have dozens of pretty flowers to put on projects. Lucky for me I’m pretty happy about that fact! ;)

So with all those pretty flowers to play with, today we’re going into a more shabby feel which is a style that is a bit different for the cards I naturally gravitate towards to. I consider myself a more CAS (clean and simple) stamper; however, sometimes it’s fun to mix it up and try something new and surprise yourself. 

I started with a Very Vanilla card base, and before I layered the Crumb Cake with dimensionals to the base, I misted and splattered Baked Brown Sugar reinker onto the cardstock. I folded a doily in half, layered some flags in Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe over top of that, and then added in some pretty die cut flowers. :)

Each flower was crumpled up to give it some dimension and texture, and was then adhered to the card. I also played with the new clay molds and added those in the center of my flowers along with some pearls to add to the shabby feel of the card.

While this is a bit out of the norm for me (at least I think so), tomorrow I have a card that I feel is a bit more “me” but I’ll let you be the judge on what you like since we all have so many different preferences!

Stamps: Secret Garden
Ink: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Doilies, pearls, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe Reinkers, Stampin’ Mister, Pearls

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Secret Garden Love

I have been looking for a great flower set for awhile, and I’m happy to say that I’ve found that perfect set in Secret Garden along with the matching Framelits dies!

I have a few cards this week to share as I’ve been playing around with this set and some new colors, too!

First up, I thought I would share the card that started it all for me with the color combo and cutting out dozens of flower shapes to play with later on! You’ll probably see (ok yes you will see) some of those other cut out flowers in later cards this week. ;)

Secret Garden Flowers SU

I started with a Coastal Cabana card base which is one of the new 20133-2015 In Colors, followed by a layer of Calypso Coral that was embossed with my Big Shot and the dots embossing folder. To get the distress look I  did the “direct to paper” technique with a Calypso Coral ink pad that was rubbed across the surface and edges of the cardstock.

Next I layered a strip of Crisp Cantaloupe (another new In Color) along with a tiny strip of Smoky Slate (one of the brand new core colors) all over the card base. I die cut an oval and stamped the chevron pattern from Oh, Hello on to it, and then layered my die cuts of all the flower pieces from Secret Garden in the corresponding colors, along with a sprig in Bermuda Bay. I just have to declare my love of Bermuda Bay right now…I want to stamp everything with that color, haha!

Now, I could have added some bling or ribbon, or any other embellishment, but I thought I would show just how big an impact those flowers make all by themselves. Plus, this doesn’t cost anything extra to mail since it’s relatively flat!


Stamps: Oh Hello, Secret Garden

Ink: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate

Paper: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay

Accessories: Ovals Framelits, Secret Garden Framelits, Dots embossing Folder


This pretty little set is so fun to play with! Join me for more cards this week!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Chevron Thanks So Much

All week I’ve been sharing cards created with the Oh, Hello stamp set and today brings my final card, but I know that I won’t be done using this set anytime soon!

Thanks so much

I used Night of Nay for the base, added a strip of DSP from the May My Paper Pumpkin kit and topped that off with a white tag. The tag was stamped with the chevron oval in Smoky Slate ink, the sentiment in Garden Green and the flower in Night of Navy. The scallop strip is also Garden Green and the mini flag is Crushed Curry. Three silver brads balance and anchor the design. This card is a little more on the masculine side with the colors and basic design, and would be even more manly without the flower.

I have a card featuring this set that I’m making for my swaps at Convention so I’ll be sure to share that in July!


Friday, June 14, 2013

One-Layer Thanks

I’m sharing cards made with the Oh, Hello stamp set all week and today brings a one-layer (or like no layer!) card!


Gee Thanks Chevron

I am in love with clean and simple cards that have a big impact. Although I don’t think the colors are showing up as vibrant as this is in real life, I still like the understated look of it, and appreciate how fast it was to put together!

This card started with a Neutrals White card base (kind of like a confetti look to it) and all it took was some simple stamping to take it to the next level. The chevron oval was stamped in Smoky Slate, the dashed arrows were stamped in Calypso Coral, and the flower was stamped in Pool Party. I added the sentiment from Really Good Greetings in black, and then splattered some Pool Party ink using my Stampin’ Mister over the project. I added some pearls to the design to add a bit more texture to the flatness of the card.

I have one last card to share tomorrow that I made with this set!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Everything Will Be Ok

I’m sharing projects all week with the Oh, Hello stamp set and today I have a card that also highlights a great sentiment from Really Good Greetings.

This is a bit more of a shabby chic card with some distressing in the form of spray mist. It started with a crumb cake base and was splattered with Warm Brown Sugar reinker. Two flags in Strawberry Slush and Pear Pizazz are beneath a strip of lace trim, topped with the sentiment (Really Good Greetings) stamped in Early Espresso. The stamped flower is from Oh, Hell also in Strawberry and Pear ink, and to the side is a clay flower made with the NEW clay molds and clay. It was dyed with Strawberry Slush reinker, and some pearls finish off the card.

I also adhered the sentiment strip with dimensionals to give it some lift above the other layers.
I have two more cards to share that are both very different than this card today and the others I’ve shared this week!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bold Happy Birthday

All week I’m sharing projects created with the Oh, Hello stamp set and today I have a bold and graphic birthday card.

 Happy Birthday Arrows

Definitely a different look from the card I shared yesterday! This card features bold and bright colors with a clean white background and minimal embellishments. I used the same stamps as yesterday, but punched the chevron stamp out with a 1 1/4” circle stamp set.

I added a butterfly, button and heart with rhinestone along with a Bitty Bannners die cut  over the shapes, and stamped from the set Itty Bitty Banners onto the die cut. The colors used are Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate. I love this new gray color! :)

This is a really clean and simple card that can be mass produced or change up the colors and embellishments for a more masculine card.

Here’s a look at the stamp set, what could you see yourself making with this stamp set?


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Chevron and Flowers

This week I’m loving on the Oh, Hello stamp set! I’ll be sharing projects through Saturday with this awesome set!

Today I played along with The Paper Players color combo to create a fun and summery card.


It started off with a white base, followed by a Pool Party layer that was cut with the Adorning Accents Edgelits die. I splattered some Pool Party reinker onto that layer and then added a tag over top of the layer. The tag was stamped in So Saffron with the arrows from the Oh, Hello stamp set and was then topped off with a strip of Early Espresso. 

Finally, I cut the flower pieces in Calypso Coral with the Secret Garden Framelits, stamped those in the same color with the chevron oval from the stamp set and crumpled them up to give them texture. I topped off the flower with a retired brad striped in Early Espresso, but you could easily substitute that with one of the new candy dots and brad builders to achieve a similiar look.


I’ll be back tomorrow with a different approach to using this stamp set!