Better Get Better

Today I have a get well card to share.  I haven’t had to make one of these in a while but this one is going to someone very special who has been under the weather for a little while now.

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I also took this opportunity to play along with Can You Case It color challenge #109.

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My colors are Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise.  I cannot remember the last time I made something with Tempting Turquoise, so this was a nice combination to work with.

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There is a lot of texture and dimension in this card.  Firstly, the card size is 5 x 5 square.  The embossing folder is not SU, it is just a random folder I have but really fit the bill for this card.  Due to the size of the card, I could not emboss the whole card because the folder was not big enough.  So to improvise, I left a small portion of the bottom smooth.  The sentiment, from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set fits perfectly in this area.  I heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

I also tried something new with this card.  After cutting the teapot with the Cups & Kettle framelits with DSP (retired), I cut it again with Fun Foam and mounted the two together.  It really gives the teapot a lift.  I also cut some little hearts with Fun Foam from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits to look like they are coming from the pot.

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Just a little note inside.  The envelope was made with the Envelope Punch Board and embellished on the flap.

I think this card would make someone feel a little better, at least while opening and reading it.

All the products I used are listed below.

Thanks for looking in today.  Please come back soon.

Rosanne

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Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts (131059), Express Yourself (retired)

Ink:  Tempting Turquoise (

Paper:  Whisper White Thick (140272), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Daffodil Delight (119683), Brights DSP (retired)

Embellishments:  Doilies (129399), Island Indigo 1/4″ cotton ribbon (134557), White Embossing Powder (109132), Embossing Folder (non SU), Fun Foam (Michaels)

Tools:  Cups & Kettle Framelits (140624), Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (137547), Envelope Punch Board (133774), Heat Tool (129053)

A Couple of Cuppas

Happy March to you.  Even though this February is a short month even on a leap year, the month was a little too long around here.  I am happy that March has arrived and brought some warmer weather with it.

I am playing along with the Paper Players sketch challenge today….

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I had fun with this sketch and here is what I came up with….

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Being an avid tea drinker for most of my life, I was sold on the Nice Cuppa stamp set and the Cups & Kettles dies as soon as I saw them.  I think I would describe this card as “quaint”.  Whenever I think of tea that’s what always comes to mind.  I choose the background DSP for the same reason.

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I die cut the cups and then embossed them with the Elegant Dots embossing folder for a little more texture.  The little flowers are die cut from Baby’s First Framelits and the Tree Builder Punch.  I really like that you can use framelits and punches on so many different projects.  They are so not limited to their coordinating stamp sets, that’s for sure.  Pearls are added to the center of the flowers.  The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set.

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When I went to embellish the inside of the card, I intended to leave it blank to write a personal note.  But I still like to put some matching DSP on the inside.  Well that little piece of DSP is all I had left of this particular pattern….that’s it.  So I had to make due!  The little stamped heart is from A Nice Cuppa stamp set.

I’ve listed all the products I used on this card below.  If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Rosanne

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Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts (131059), A Nice Cuppa (140683)

Inks:  Pacific Point (126951)

Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Pacific Point (111350), Old Olive (100702), Silver Foil (non-SU), Pretty Petals DSP (138442), Very Vanilla Envelope (107300)

Embellishments:  Pearls (119247)

Tools:  Cups & Kettles Framelits (140624), Baby’s First Framelits (133735), Elegant Dots Embossing Folder (138287), Tree Builder Punch (138295), Big Shot (113439), Trimmer (126889)

Wonderful Watercolor Wings

I hope your weekend went well.  They always go fast, that’s for sure.  We had a beautiful weekend and today was a taste of spring for sure and this card reflects my anticipation of spring.

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I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week.

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Again, I am almost embarrassed to say that I have had the Watercolor Wings stamp set for a good long while and this is the first time I’ve used it.  I think I was a little intimidated by it.  Well that’s no longer the case.  This set is fantastic and the color combinations are endless.

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This is a multi-step stamp.  The colors I used are Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Watermelon Wonder.  I cannot take credit for coming up with this color combination.  I watched a You Tube Video by Patty Bennett where she presented many beautiful color combinations for this set and this was one of them. You can see that video here.  The banner, from the Number of Years stamp set is stamped in Versa-Mark and embossed in white embossing powder.  This banner has a coordinating die in the Large Numbers Framelits.  The stamp set and framelits are available as a bundle for a 15% discount…bundles are wonderful.  The sentiment is from a retired set, Express Yourself.  I usually hang on to the retired sentiment sets.

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The inside sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the DSP is a pattern from Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  I used a retired piece of DSP for the envelope flap. Lining the envelopes is a great opportunity to use up retired paper.  I know that I am somewhat hesitant about using the new patterns just for envelopes and the retired paper still coordinates beautifully.

I have listed all the colors and supplies used on this project below.  Mostly everything, except the retired items are available in my online shop.

Thank you for looking in today and I hope this project reminded you of the warmer days of spring ahead.

Rosanne

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Stamps:  Watercolor Wings (139424), Butterfly Basics (137154), Number of Years (140653), Express Yourself (retired)

Inks:  Blushing Brode (131172), Calypso Coral (126983), Watermelon Wonder (138323), Basic Black Archival (140931)

Paper:  Blushing Bride (131198), Pool Party (122924), Watermelon Wonder (138334), Whisper White Thick (140272), Birthday Bouquet (140557), Subtles DSP (retired), White Vellum (101856), Whisper White Envelope (107301)

Embellishments:  Doilies (129399), White Embossing Powder (109132)

Tools:  Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135), Large Number Framelits (140622), Envelope Liner Framelits (132172), Heat Tool (129053), Big Shot (113439), Trimmer (126889

Fairies and Butterflies

Happy Saturday…hope you are enjoying a lovely day.  I always look forward to a Saturday with nothing on the agenda except crafting.  However, that doesn’t happen very often.  But today I was able to get my weekend chores done a little early and headed to the craft room.  Here is what I came up with…..Watermarked Photo 5 (2016-02-27-1404)

I had to go off the beaten path with this card.  The materials used are from my stash of miscellaneous materials.  This card was created with a very special person in mind.  My middle daughter, Lauren has a birthday this week and this card is just perfect for her.  Also, the challenge this week at the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is Cardmaker’s Choice.  So I chose all of Lauren’s favorite things to create this card….

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Lauren has a degree in Fine Arts and is a watercolor artist.  We are always in awe of her talents and creativity. You can see some of her work here. So when it comes to making a card for her, I really want it to speak to her personality.  She loves butterflies and wears a few on her body (lol), she also adores fairies and fairy gardens (we both share that) and she lives and works in the mushroom capital of the world, Kennett Square, PA!

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The card size is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, which is rather large and would need extra postage if mailed.  Cardstock is Hello Honey and the background paper is from Bo Bunny, Enchanted Harvest.  I cut two labels from the Lot of Labels Framelits for the die cut sentiment which is a Tim Holtz die set.  The butterflies were cut from another piece of patterned paper from this set.  I used a piece of 5/8″ striped cotton ribbon in Hello Honey behind the sentiment label.

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The inside sentiment is from a random set.  I don’t know the manufacturer of it.

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For the envelope, I used the Envelope Punch Board to make exactly the sized envelope I needed.  I used a piece of scrapbook paper I had on hand.  Sometimes it comes in handy to be a “little” paper hoarder.  You will probably always be able to come up with the perfect paper for your project….that’s my rationalization anyway!  Again, I cut the little image in the corner from a piece of the Bo Bunny collection.

I am really pleased with this card as it screams Lauren’s personality.  And I must mention that she comes up with absolutely awesome cards for my birthday and other occasions.

Thanks so much for indulging me in this project for my super special and talented daughter.

Rosanne

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