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Paper & Ink Sketch #4

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Today is the release for Paper & Ink Sketch #4.  I just got the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer  Series Paper and matching Pop of Paradise Clear Mount Stamp Set.  SO.MUCH.FUN.

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I used Melon Mambo Card Stock as the base.  Mats were made out of Basic Black Card Stock and then the designer paper was Pop of Pink.  The sketch called for using the Layering Circle Framlit Dies and I do not have those yet.  So I improvised and used a Stampin Up! punch I had.  I used the retired scallop punch and the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  I also used the Bow Builder Punch to make the Melon Mambo bow.  I used Melon Mambo Ink and Pop of Paradise Clear Mount Stamp Set for the hello sentiment.  I used Fast Fuse Adhesive to put the card together and Mni Glue Dots for the bow.

I did not use the embellishments for the upper right corner.  I thought it looked fantastic without.  I’m really pleased with this card as it is.

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Here is a tutorial video for Ink & Paper Sketch #4.  I hope you enjoy it and it inspires you!

 

Stamping Supplies:

Pop of Paradise Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Pop of Paradise Clear Mount Stamp Set

Pop of Paradise Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Pop of Paradise Wood Mount Stamp Set

Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad

Melon Mambo Classic Stamp Pad

Melon Mambo 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock

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Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

Basic Black 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock

Basic Black Card Stock

Bow Builder Punch

Bow Builder Punch

1-3/8" (3.5 cm) Circle Punch

1 3/8″ Circle Punch

Fuse Fast Adhesive

Fast Fuse Adhesive

Mini Glue Dots

Mini Glue Dots

Retired Supplies:

Scalloped Circle Punch

 

Paper & Ink Sketch #3

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O my goodness!  In all my cleaning and organizing I forgot Paper & Ink Sketch #3!  Silly me:)  And what reminded me?  On my calendar the reminder to post #4 tomorrow.  Doh!

So here it is stampers… Paper & Ink Sketch #3!  I made my base card out of Pool Party Card Stock, mats are done in Basic Black Card Stock and the saying and background are actually NOT stamped!  That’s right, this card has absolutely NO stamping!!  I’m not kidding.  I used Hello Lovely Project Life Cards to make this card for Paper & Ink Sketch #3.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the phrase on the card front.  Second picture shows that better.  The black and white striped bow and divider was also Hello Lovely Project Life Cards, the back side of the pool party circle card.  I made the bow using the Bow Builder Punch.  This card was easy, fun and I love it!  I know you can make this too!

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Stamping Supplies:

Pool Party 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock

Pool Party Card Stock

Basic Black 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock

Basic Black Card Stock

Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection

Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection

SNAIL Adhesive

Snail Adhesive

Mini Glue Dots

Mini Glue Dots

Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Clear Wink of Stella

Bow Builder Punch

Bow Builder Punch

O my goodness gracious

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I have spent the last week or so sorting out my craft stash.  And I’m still not done!  But I do have my stamp sets all alphabetized and sorted into current and retired.  I really needed to do that.  What an accomplishment, one more task marked off my to do list!

As we speak, I am perusing the Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin Up!  Yep!  O my goodness gracious, I want it all!!  Seriously, this is some cuteness right here.  I’m going to place my preorder tomorrow.  Demonstrators get to place their order before the catalog goes live.  This is a really nice perk!  Catalog goes live September 1st.  I’ll share what I ordered when the box arrives.

Until then, I’m going to finish this up so I can create tomorrow!  I have some new paper that is calling my name.  Question is, cards or something else?!!

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Whoopsy! Blooper Alert

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Last month when I did the Christmas in July I had several “oops” moments or Bloopers.  I decided to share a couple of those with you.  Even though I have been stamping and making crafts since I was 14, I still have oops moments.  Quite a few actually, especially when using a new stamp or new stamp set.  Or even a new stamp pad that’s nice and juicy.

So here are a couple bloopers from my Christmas in July.  The first one I had ink on my clear block and didn’t even notice it.  Oops!

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And this one…nice, wet juicy ink pad caused these little oops.  By the way, it took me several attempts to get it to stamp without the extra juiciness.

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See?!  You’re not alone, we all do it.

Christmas?!

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I just could not help myself!  Today I made a Christmas card.  Since doing Christmas in July I have the holidays on my mind.  AND I got to see a sneak peek of the Holiday Mini and WOW!  So excited!  I just can’t help it, I love it!

So today’s card is a Christmas card.  The card base is Whisper White Thick Card Stock.  I did tone on tone.  The next layer is also Whisper White Thick Card Stock. I then stamped and punched out two ornaments using Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set and Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies.  I adhered the ornament tops punched from Silver Foil Sheets onto the ornaments with Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I tied Silver Metallic Thread to the top of the ornaments and adhered them to the back of the top layer so it would look like the ornaments were hanging.  I adhered the Pool Party ornament with Snail Adhesive and the Pink Piourette ornament with Stampin Dimensionals so it pops up.  Merry Wishes sentiment is from the Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I hope you enjoyed this card!  For now, I’m putting away the Christmas stamps.  For now.

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 Stamping Supplies:

Whisper White 8-1/2 x 11 Thick Cardstock

Whisper White Thick Card Stock

Silver Foil Sheets

Silver Foil Sheets

Embellished Ornaments Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set Clear

Embellished Ornaments Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set Wood

Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies

Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies

Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set

Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set

Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad

Pink Pirouette Stamp Pad

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

Pool Party Ink Pad

 

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Fine Tip Glue Pen

SNAIL Adhesive

Snail Adhesive