Monday, June 29, 2015

365 Cards: Thanks You Made My Day!

In honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, here's a fun (not quick!) card I made!


To make this card, I stamped a bunch of stars, glued them all together, and then ran them through my big shot to cut out the word "thanks." I then backed it with a scrap strip of Whisper White Cardstock to make the word stand out on the card.

A little embossed sentiment stamped on the stars finished it off!I had a lot of fun making this one and will definitely be repeating it in the future with these awesome word framelits! :)

Now head on over to check out all the other great cards this week from the What Will You Stamp? design team.... you won't want to miss seeing all the super creative ideas using this stamp set! :)

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Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

365 Cards: Just Because

Quite a while ago, I saw this card and got it stuck in my head! So today, I CASE-d it! :)


I changed up the colors to use our new shade of yellow, Delightful Dijon, and biege, Tip Top Taupe. I finished it off by adding a pop of Watermelon Wonder. This card was so much fun to make!


Now jump on over to check out all the other awesome cards this week from the What Will You Stamp? design team.... you won't want to miss seeing all the super creative ideas using this stamp set! :)


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Happy summer and I hope you have a great week! :)

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Monday, June 15, 2015

365 Cards: Let's Get Away!

I love this stamp set so much and I've been dying to make a card with it... and I finally did! :)


When I finally sat down to make a card, fortunately I had the new Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper sitting right in front of me -- it was an instant lightbulb moment for me to use this patterned paper for this card!


Can't wait to give this to my husband at some point... this one is definitely heading into my personal card stash! :)

Now hop on over to check out all the other awesome cards this week from the What Will You Stamp? design team.... you won't want to miss seeing all the super creative ideas using this stamp set! :)


Happy Monday and I hope you have a wonderful week!! :)

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Monday, June 8, 2015

365 Cards: For Baby

As I am writing this, I think it's kinda hilarious that I have so many baby cards the last few weeks! I tend to make a dozen or so cards every time I sit down to craft anymore... so it's funny to me that they have all stacked up here on the blog as one after the other!


Good thing I have three baby shower gifts on the horizon in the near future! I'm totally stocked up now! :)


I kept this one simple by using our fun new Designer Series Paper called A Cherry on Top paired with our fun Baby's Firsts Framelits! The cute little flower? I stamped one of the hexagons from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set, then punched it out with my itty bitty flower punch to add a girly accent.  This card could easily be made boy-ish by die cutting a tie with this set of framlits! :)


And this stamp set was perfect for finishing the inside of the card -- so many fantastic options with this stamp set. Speaking of which.... hop on over to check out all the other awesome cards this week from the What Will You Stamp? design team.... you won't want to miss seeing all the great ideas for this versatile stamp set!!
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Thank you so much for stopping by today and for leaving me comments on my cards -- I really love hearing all your feedback! Happy Monday! :)

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

365 Cards: Congratulations on Your Little Addition

Welcome to another JAX Starz Blog Hop! This month we decided to use a fun sketch!
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Rose Ann Marr's blog.  You can follow the full blog hop lineup below to move along from blog to blog, so you can see all of the new projects.



 I had a request from someone to make a baby card recently, so this is what I made! :)


I added a little sentiment on the inside to finish it up!



And here is the sketch we all used this month!


Some Stampin' Tips:
  • Layer color on color by using texture. On this particular card, I defaulted to one of my favorite techniques-- cutting my card base, then cutting from the same piece of cardstock a piece that is 1/4" smaller and then dry embossing that piece with my Big Shot.
  • Use up scraps. I had the Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper out for another project so I used up some scraps on this card! Cards are a great way to use up those little bits of your patterned paper!
  • Using sketches. I love sketches when I'm stuck for what to make. This stamp set always stumps me (even though I love it!) so this sketch was a perfect way to make me use the set. I just pulled the stamps out and arranged them on my card pieces I had cut until I found an arrangement I liked. Sometimes it works well to look at a sketch and see what stamps you might have that will fit that sketch!
Alright, that's all I have today's hop..... the next stop is Beka Laing on this month's Jax Starz Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I'll see you next time!

Full Jax Starz Blog Hop Line-Up:

Amanda Sevall -- you are here!
Beka Laing
Cari Verschueren
Maria Willis 

Rose Ann Marr

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Monday, June 1, 2015

365 Cards: Another Thanks Lobster!

If you've been around here a bit, you know how much I love me some lobster stamps on my cards! Well... I have another one to share here today! :)


I just can't help myself! Even Brian has noticed how much I love this lobster stamp... he told me so the second he saw this card! :)


This is the first of many cards from me that you will see featuring our new In Colors for 2015-16! For this particular card, I used Tip Top Taupe (my new favorite neutral color!) for the card base, the Watermelon Wonder for my beloved lobster, and Cucumber Crush for the coral stamp.  Aren't they gorgeous?! They will be available tomorrow for purchase.... make sure you add them to your wish list and let me know if you'd like to order some!

Now go on over to check out all the other awesome cards this week from the What Will You Stamp? design team.... you won't want to miss seeing these!!


Thanks for stopping by today and happy first day of June! :)

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Monday, May 25, 2015

365 Cards: Congrats to You Two

Of all the kinds of cards I make, I think the wedding cards are my favorite! :)


Since I have no weddings to attend on the horizon, I wanted to pick some more neutral wedding colors... light tiffany-style blue, neutrals and pink hearts? It will work for any wedding! :)

 

And yes, I did go a little crazy with the white embossing.... but I think it worked out well!

Now go on over to check out all the other awesome cards this week from the What Will You Stamp? design team.... you won't want to miss seeing these!!

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Thanks for stopping by today and happy Memorial Day!

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Monday, May 18, 2015

365 Cards: You're My Anchor

When I first saw this stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, I thought it would go perfectly with this Designer Series Paper... it just took me a few months to finally take it out of my brain and commit it to paper!

I love the patterned papers... but I don't use them enough. In fact I was recently having a conversation about this with Maria and forced myself to pull some out to use it! I need to do that more often... it really steps your card up without a lot of work!


While I will miss this paper, I can't wait to get my hands on some of the new paper coming in the new catalog in June!

Now go on over to check out all the other awesome cards this week from the What Will You Stamp? design team.... you won't want to miss seeing these!!

Hard to believe it is already Monday again! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment... I love to hear from you guys!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

365 Cards: The Adventure Begins

I must admit I loved this stamp set, had to have it, then it stumped me. I'm not used to using large text stamps!

Once I forced myself to start using it, I fell in love with it all over again! I thought this sentiment was perfect for a graduation card. :)

A cute little punched art owl and rolled up strip of whisper white paper for his diploma was the perfect accomplice to this particular stamp!

Another cute grad card to add to my stash. Now go on over to check out all the other awesome cards this week from the What Will You Stamp? design team!!

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 Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great week!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

365 Cards: You Are Amazingly Amazing

Happy Monday! Today's card was a bit of an experiment in color for me! I wanted to do something outside of my normal color comfort zone...

 

I'm glad that I experimented! The color combo was inspired by this palette. And I used this sketch. Sketches are my go-to when I'm short on time or stuck with what I want to do!


I actually think this is my favorite card I've made in recent weeks! Now go on over to check out all the other awesome cards this week from the What Will You Stamp? design team!!

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As always, thanks for stopping by... I hope you liked today's card! :)

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