Friday, July 3, 2020

The spirit of Christmas

Hi y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm sharing a Christmas card with you! 

Fun, yeah?!...I started things by doing all the die cutting first. For the most part I used all white cardstock, though for the candle I used a fun patterned paper. After, I simply made my candle with the die cut pieces and added foam tape on the back. Next, I made a fun background using some watercolors. Once things were dried I stamped on the sentiment. Easy peasy, right?!...Lastly, I added everything to my card. Starting with the candle and then adding everything else around it. Simple, yeah?!...

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Enjoy your day! 


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

i'll go OWL on a limb for you...

Hello and welcome to July!  July?!  How did that happen?  Rosemary here with a card I made using the new Hootie the Owl die set.  This die set is JAM PACKED full of dies to create all kinds of looks for Hootie!  For my card I decided to go very simple.  I also used the new OWL Occasions stamp set for my sentiment.

I started my card by ink blending the new Speckled Egg distress oxide ink on some smooth bristol cardstock.  I then used a stencil and more Speckled Egg to create a soft cloud background.  I splattered on some water and blotted it off, but you can't see it in the photo.   I then die cut the panel with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle die and set it aside.  I die cut all the pieces of Hootie from the various cardstock and put him together.  I then die cut the branch from kraft cardstock using the die from the Spring Birdie set.  The leaves were also cut using a die from Spring Birdie, as well.  I inked the branch with some Gathered Twigs distress oxide ink and then adhered the leaves using Just Glue It adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink and then adhered Hootie and his branch with foam tape.  Can't wait to create another card using Hootie! Hootie also has some friends that you can create with.   Check out the super cute card Shelly created with one of Hootie's friends  You can see it here.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

A Patriotic Hootie!

Welcome back!  I thought since this week is the big 4th of July Hooliday that I'd dress up Hootie The Owl for the owlcasion!

I used an old Doodlebug Paper pack for the design papers.  I love to use thin foam tape for my layers on Hootie because it gives some owlsome dimension to his features.

I'm actually sending this one to my youngest son for his 26th birthday!  He was born on July 3rd and so many of his younger birthdays were red, white and!  Poor kid!  We did eventually graduate to Star Wars and other fun themes.

I just love owl of the options with this Hootie Die Set... I only added some balloons from the Balloon Trio Dies and the speech bubble from the Insta Photo Frame Die Set.

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Friday, June 26, 2020


Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!! 

Today, I'm swinging in to share a fun winter birthday card with you!

Cute, yeah?!...I started with doing all the die cutting first. Once having all the die cutting done, I then started to do some ink blending with the reindeer and then did some simple cutting with the gift/present. Pretty simple, right?!...After having things done, I assembled everything together. Though, before adhering my reindeer into the gift/present I made the background for my card base. I used a piece of glitter cardstock for underneath the polka dot cover plate. 

I added my reindeer just so he or she is peeking out from the present and then added a fun bow on top. I was thinking of making some type of slider to where you pull the reindeer out from the present but I just didn't get that far. lol Maybe round two?... ;) To finish things off. a simple birthday sentiment on a little banner. That's it. Fun, yeah?!...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

i am here for you...

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone!  Rosemary here with a somewhat bold design that was inspired by another card that I saw using dies similar to the A Jillian Vance Design Sentiment Strips die set.  I also used one of my favorite AJVD stamp sets, Dear Daisy.

I started by stamping the large daisy on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black in and then colored with Copic markers.  Once finished I trimmed out just the daisy.  Using a white Jelly Roll pen I added little dots to the center of the flower.  I then die cut navy blue cardstock with all the dies from the Sentiment Strips die set and layered them on a white cardstock base leaving a little strip of white at the top and bottom of the card.  I then die cut two strips from pink cardstock, stamping one with the sentiment from the Get Well Wishes stamp set using VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink.  I then adhered them on the card front.  The flower was popped up with foam tape.   I then used a leaf die from the Leaves and Petals die set to die cut pink and navy leaves and adhered them to the card.   I'm going to add this card to the current Flower Challenge to use navy and one other color.  Also adding it to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Hoot Hoot Hooray!

Hello all!  Lisa here!  Sharing some more Hootie The Owl with you!  I am in love with this die set!  Today I created a birthday card with the included birthday hat and gift accessories in the set!

Again I picked all of my colors and cut all of my pieces at once!  Easy peasy!

And he's so easy to assemble!  If you would like a fun video showing how you can put him together, you can check out the Facebook Live that Jillian and Bunny hosted here!

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Friday, June 19, 2020


Hi y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday! :)

Today, I'm swinging in to share a fun friendship card with you! 

Fun, right?!...I started my card by doing all the die cutting first. Which I used white cardstock for and then did some ink blending after. Pretty simple and straight forward. ;) Once having all my ink blending done, I started to assemble each and every bear. To give my bears a little fun/silly side, I gave them each googly eyes. After, I put all the bears into the picture frame and then added on the #friends. To finish things off, a patterned paper background and a touch of hearts, stars, and dots. Cute, right?!...

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Enjoy your day!