Monday, February 29, 2016

February Paper Pumpkin birthday card

You already know I love Paper Pumpkin! Iin addition to all the marvelous goodies in the boxes, there is always a photopolymer stamp set. Today I'm featuring this card both on my blog and on my Card Buffet Facebook page to show you another way to use the stamps in February's Hello Sunshine kit.

First I did a wash of Pool Party ink on watercolor paper and let it dry. Next I used my MISTI stamp positioner to stamp the "happy birthday" till it was even. If you've ever tried to stamp on watercolor paper, you know it can be bumpy and spotty. With the MISTI, I can keep stamping in precisely the same place until the words are legible! MISTI saves the day (again)!

Then I added the floral images to the whole card with Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, and Pool Party inks. I used a sequin from the February Paper Pumpkin kit and some tiny rhinestones to add a little bling.

There are still refills for this kit available, and it's a fabulous one! Make sure you sign up for Paper Pumpkin by March 10 to get the next kit delivered right to your door! Only $19.95 plus tax (shipping is included).

Stamps from February Paper Pumpkin Kit: Hello Sunshine

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sky Is the Limit Spinner

This set is still available (for now) as a FREE Sale-a-bration item! It makes such great masculine cards and would be amazing with anything vintage.

Spinner cards are an old favorite! Just look on youtube for about a thousand videos on how to do it. We used the Word Window Punch to make the track for the biplane to spin. You'll need dimensionals and 2 pennies to make it work. Doesn't that sound mysterious???

I like to pop up my layer on a double stack of dimensionals to really give the spinner room to do its thing. Hope you enjoy  making this fun card that moves!

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Birthday Circle Flip Card

At February Stamp Club, we made this cute "flip" birthday card with the Number of Years stamp set and dies. With the Large Numbers Thinlits, you can put any age you choose!

It seems that everyone loves a card with some movement to it, and this card is SUPER easy to make with the Circle Card Thinlits Dies. On a standard 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 piece of cardstock  (don't score it!), set the Circle Card Die and run through your Big Shot. All the score lines and cut lines are already done for you!

If you want to add Designer Series Paper like we did in this sample, cut your DSP at 5 1/4 by 1 7/8. Adhere it ONLY along the top and bottom and the side that will be toward the outside edge of the card. When you use the card die, the circle part of your DSP will come out without leaving a mark.

I used the cute little Party Punch Pack balloon punch and some doodling (no stamps) to make these little balloon accents. I really love how they look on this card!


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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Perfectly Artistic Matchbook and a Thursday Tip

This darling matchbook gift card holder was one of the February Stamp Club project. The host requested birthday cards for kids, and so I thought a gift card holder would be perfect!

Here is a side view that shows the 3D effect of the scoring. I found a similar project from Mary Fish that I used as inspiration. I cut Thick Whisper White at 3 x 8 1/2, then scored at 3 3/8, 3 3/4, and 7 3/4.

Thursday Tip:  No sense in "wasting" all that Silver Foil paper that sits behind the Perfectly Artistic DSP, right? I die cut a square or tag out of each Silver Foil mat, then we used one to punch the cute little birthday candles that help hold the flap down.


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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Weekly Deals Feb 16

New Weekly Deals! Get the Envelope Punch Board, if you haven't already. You can make an envelope for any size card!

New Sale-a-bration Options

Today, 3 new items become available for your Sale-a-bration choices! The deal is still the same--for every $50 in merchandise you purchase, you earn one FREE Sale-a-bration item!

Metallics Glitter Tape:

Party Pants stamp set:

Pedal Pusher stamp set:

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Easy Watercolor Birthday Wishes

This card is one of my favorites that I've made lately. When I was designing projects with my free Sale-a-bration paper Perfectly Artistic DSP,  the "back" (the non-swirly-marbled side) reminded me of the Watercolor Wishes kit! So I pulled out my Extras bag from that kit--which is my very favorite kit of ALL time--and used the sequins and the stamp set.

The Flower Fair Framelits helped me put together flowers that were a lovely watercolor style. I used the leftover pieces of the Perfectly Artistic DSP to cut them.

This card has been my most popular post ever on Facebook, so I wanted to share it here for my readers who aren't FBers. Be sure to send me your birthday and address if you'd like to receive a birthday card from me!  #imbringingbirthdaysback

Follow me on my business Facebook page! We don't have to be Facebook friends for you to see those posts, and I don't get any personal information about you when you follow my Card Buffet page.


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sneak Peek: Glitter Tape Birthday for FMS 223

One of the new choices for Sale-a-bration (beginning Feb 16) is this beautiful Metallic Glitter Tape. It perfectly matches the Gold Glimmer Paper, so I used both on this card.

I'm finding that I like a narrower width, so I've been cutting the tape in half--it will last longer that way, too! 

I used the FMS223 sketch you can find here at Freshly Made Sketches:

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Weekly Deals Feb 9

Weekly Deals are here! 
And just in time to take advantage of a Sale-a-bration bonus with each $50 purchase.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Perfectly Artistic DSP and CTS#158

I'm on a birthday card binge! Check out my Card Buffet Facebook page to add your birthday to my list and receive a handmade birthday card from me!

My very favorite birthday greeting stamp is from the Watercolor Wishes kit. I love the fonts! I used the banner thinlit from the Gift Card Envelope and Trims set to make all 3 banners. This die stays out on my cutting table at all times, I use it so much! Just a bit of Silver Foil cardstock, Basic Gray cardstock embossed with Tiny Triangles, and Birthday Bouquet DSP create subtle touches of texture for the card.

This card was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #158
I'm a Clean and Simple stamper by nature, so this sketch was a fun one to use! I let the gorgeous Perfectly Artistic DSP from Sale-a-bration do most of the work. Get it while it lasts, as it's set to disappear Feb 15!


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Watercolor Resist Just for You

I never feel very confident about water coloring, but I love to do it anyway! In the end, it usually turns out beautifully as long as I don't mess with it too much.

Watercolor resist is easy! Stamp your image in versamark and emboss with clear or white embossing powder. Then watercolor! Ta da!

I die cut this image from the Sale-a-bration set Botanicals for You with the Lots of Labels Framelits. The papers are from the Love Blossoms DSP stack, which works for so much more than Valentine's Day! (Even though I love it for valentines, too!)


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Weekly Deals Feb 2!

Weekly Deals are here!

The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits are one of my most used die sets!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Heart Art Canvas

This is a 12x12 canvas covered with Spiral Flower Die blossoms. It was my turn to make the door prize for a team event in January, and this is what I decided on. My daughter helped me put all the flowers on the canvas, because I have a hard time with random placement. Ha! Everything I do tends toward symmetry.

You could make this sort of art in any shape. We've been thinking of making another one to have here at home!


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