Thursday, June 13, 2024

July 4th Celebration

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Today's post is for the House-Mouse Monday Challenge!  The challenge is Anything Goes or Here Comes Summer.  I decided to do a Summer Theme with a 4th of July card.  The stamp is called Sparkler Art. Check out the fun challenge HERE!


This is such a perfect challenge for using those cute little House-Mouse and Happy Hopper Stamps!  Come and join the fun!


Thanks for taking a peek!
Blessings,


Saturday, June 1, 2024

By the Sea

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As summer approaches I really enjoy making cards for the season.  Although it is pretty hot in Arizona the humidity is low.  The card I made for today reminds me of the time we lived in South Carolina close to Hilton Head Island.  It was beautiful but the humidity in the summer was killer!!  I thought this would make a great Father's Day, retirement or birthday card for anyone who loves the ocean.  I am featuring the Lighthouse and Happy Dolphin dies today.

                        Background Photo by FreePiks

Designer Steps:

1.  White A2 card base, 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 white wood DP, 5 1/4 x 4 blue wood DP, Circle cut with the largest Circle die set .  Ink all the edges with TH Vintage Photo ink except the circle
2.  Glue the white wood DP to the card base and then glue the blue wood DP onto the white wood as shown above


3.  Using the largest Pierced Wide Circle Frame die cut out 3 in dark gray then glue together.  Use VersaMark ink in random areas then sprinkle with a cooper embossing powder
4.  Heat set the embossing powder.  Use a small hole punch or piercing tool and punch 8 small holes. Add small pewter brads as shown above
5.  Use the following dies Lighthouse, Happy Dolphin, Scallop Shell, and Aloha & Ukulele: Cut the following colors of card stock dark gray (dolphin), red, wood DP, sand DP (lighthouse), rust and cream (starfish not pictured), light blue (Scalloped Shell not pictured)
6.  Glue the sand to the bottom of the circle and then glue to the port hole.  Add the lighthouse as shown
7.  Before gluing to the card base place a small piece of cheese cloth toward the top of the card.  (I dyed the cheese cloth with TH Vintage ink). Add the dolphins, the shell and starfish.  Stamp your sentiment and your card is complete






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Friday, May 31, 2024

Happy Birthday Mouse

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Today's post is for the House-Mouse Monday Challenge!  The challenge is Anything Goes or Fancy Fold.  I decided to do a fancy fold circle flap.   Check out the fun challenge HERE!

                                    Background Photo by Freepiks

This is such a perfect challenge for using those cute little House-Mouse and Happy Hopper Stamps!  Come and join the fun!


Thanks for taking a peek!
Blessings,

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Story Book Safari

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I have a cute card today that I call the Mini Story Book fold. I was inspired by a YouTube video by Karen Titus who demonstrated this fold.  I decided to use some cute jungle animals from the Safari Collections to create my fancy fold card.  This fun design will probably go to my great niece or nephew!  I am featuring two dies Safari Adventure Gang and Safari Phrases.



 Background Photo by Freepiks

Designer Steps:

1.  Using the Safari Adventure Gang die cut out the animals and leaves using the following color: two shades of green, black, mustard yellow, dark brown, tan, light and dark gray, rust, and light blue.  Using the Safari Phrases die cut out the Go Wild and Adventure awaits in black
2.  Assemble the animals with a fine tip glue
3.  Using the largest Pierced Wide Circle Frame die cut out nine circles.  Glue 3 circle frames together so you will have a sturdier thicker frame
4.  Cut out some cream colored circles to fit behind the frame.  And before gluing them to the back of the frame stencil on some light blue clouds
5.  After stenciling glue to the back of the circle frame
6.  Assemble the three frames as shown above
7.  To create the base start with a piece of cream card stock 12 x 5 1/2.  Score at 1 3/4, 4 3/4 and 7 3/4.  Fold valley first score line, mountain next score line and finally a valley fold on the last
8.  Flip the card over and place glue on the side right next to the smallest flap and close the fold
9.  Your card should look like this after you glue.  You will have 3 flaps
10.  Cut 1 piece of DP 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 pieces of DP 2 7/8 x 5 3/8 and 2 piece of DP 1 5/8 x 5 3/8
11.  Glue the DP pieces to your card base and then add your circles and a few extra leaves





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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Missing Friends

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Today's post is for the House-Mouse Monday Challenge!  The challenge is Anything Goes or Use Flowers.  I decided to use flowers.   Check out the fun challenge HERE!


This is such a perfect challenge for using those cute little House-Mouse and Happy Hopper Stamps!  Come and join the fun!


Thanks for taking a peek!
Blessings,

Friday, May 3, 2024

Gone Fishing

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I am sharing a slimline card featuring the dies Fishing Gear and Fishing Pole and Boat.  I am really low on masculine cards so I am making this one that can be used as a Birthday or Father's Day card for any guy that loves the outdoors.  It reminds me of my Grandpa who use to love lake fishing!


Design Steps:

1.  Start with a dark brown slimline base measuring 8 1/4 x 3 1/4 when folded.  Cut a piece of water designer paper 2 3/4 x 7 3/4. Cut three pieces of kraft card stock using the Window Slimline die


2.  Glue the window frames together and then ink the windows with TH Vintage Photo
3.  Glue the water DP to the back of the Slimline Windows and then glue to the dark brown card base
4.  Use the following dies Fishing Gear, Fishing Pole and Boat, Campin' Out Sun & Moon, Bear & Sign and Moose and Trees cut out the various colors of card stock.  Assemble the pieces
5.  Glue the lake, boat, tree and sun to the middle window
6.  Glue the sign, lures and tackle box to the right side window as shown above
7.  Glue the Pole, fish, vest and boots to the left side window as shown above and your card is complete




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