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Sympathy with Rose

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  • Rose die cut – K & Company Susan Winget Botanical Layered Accents
  • Stamp – My Sentiments Exactly
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and American Crafts
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Decorative Tile Set”
  • Border punch – EK Success “English Ivy”

I needed to make a sympathy card and thought using one of the floral die cuts I’d been saving would be a nice option. I tried to keep it simple with several layers with mostly solid color cardstock. Thanks for visiting today.

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Squirrely! Squirrely! Shake your bushy tail!

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  • Digital image – Bugaboo Digi Stamps “Squirrel”
  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp “Tag Sayings”
  • Die – Memory Box “Nutty Acorn”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Woodgrain”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

Squirrely! Squirrely! Shake your bushy tail! So this is a camp song that my son taught me. He’s pretty crazy for squirrels. This past summer, his first as a counselor, he chose his camp name to be “Chipmunk.” I colored this image with Copic markers and created a nice woodgrain textured background. The Memory Box acorn just seemed like a natural accessory for Squirrely. I created this card for my latest Operation Write Home (OWH) boxes, and I’m a little late (read: a LOT late!), but this is a card fitting for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge from the week before last: Love Cards for Kids. Thanks for visiting.


OWH Midweek Throwdown: Green & White

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Dies – Just Rite Custom Dies (by Spellbinders) “Vintage Labels Two,” Penny Black “Love and Joy” and Spellbinders Edgeabilities “Classic Decorative Inserts Three”

Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny Dots

Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Holly Ribbons”

Rhinestones – KaiserCraft

This card involves embossing and die cutting, with no stamping. This week’s Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog was to create cards with green and white (or red and white) color schemes. I selected green and white for my card and sort of made up the design as I went along.  “Love” cards are pretty popular in the OWH boxes, so I’m trying to send a number of them this time around. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Operation Write Home Sketch #199 – Sent with Love

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  • Stamps – Simon Says Stamp “Square Sayings” clear set
  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Tri Square”
  • Patterned papers – American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Polka Dots”
  • Stampendous “Detail White” embossing powder
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

For this card, I used Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Sketch #199 as inspiration. I decided to emboss the entire background to add a little visual interest to all of that negative space. For the top square, I used patterned paper and embossed a heart I stamped with the Simon Says Stamp set, using white powder. For the second, I stamped the background with a heart pattern in the set and then over-stamped the sentiment with black ink. For the final square, I used the patterned paper for both the little envelope and the background, popping up the envelope with a bit more dimensional adhesive. Thanks for visiting.


Wishing You Weren’t So Far Away

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  • Stamp -Simon Says Stamp! “Square Sayings”
  • Patterned papers – Echo Park Paper “For the Record 2″ 6 X 6” paper pad
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug Anna Griffin “Poppy”
  • Rhinestones – Queen & Company
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Here is an Operation Write Home card that features pretty patterned papers, a nice textured background, and some healthy “white space” that showcases the other elements of the card. I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (#104) for the basic design. This card is an example of using white space to draw the eye to the main design elements of this card, as described in Design Boot Camp at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps. Since I tend toward simpler cards, I enjoy using white space as it can really give the eye a rest. Thanks for stopping by–I know it has been a while since I’ve posted. I’ll try to turn that around!

 


OWH – Midweek Throwdown – Red, White, Blue & Kraft

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  • Stamp – from Hero Arts “Live Life” set
  • Embossing Folder – from Cuttlebug “Decorative Tile” set
  • Twine – The Cat’s Pajamas “Peppermint”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Here is another card for my OWH box, which I should send off pretty soon. I made it for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Color Challenge this week to use a red, white, blue and Kraft color scheme on a card. I created a simple design with some a little bit of texture to enhance it. I like the contrast you get with this color scheme. Didn’t get it posted in time for the 4th! Have a great day!

 


OWH – Things With Wings – Butterflies Thank You

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  • Stamps – Hampton Art “Butterflies” with matching Spellbinders Shapeabilities dies
  • Sentiment stamp – from Stampin’ Up “Sincere Salutations”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “In Bloom” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Decorative Tile Set”
  • Tag – Darice “Core Tags”
  • Pearls – Blue Hills Studio
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

The Midweek Throwdown challenge this week at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps is to create a cards featuring Things With Wings. I used the matching cling stamp and die set from Hampton Art and Spellbinders for the butterflies. I repeated the pattern in the embossing folder with the patterned paper. Thanks for stopping by.