Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hello Love Life

Hello and happy Tuesday!  It has come time for a color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  This is a sassy and spirited combo perfect for Valentines.  So, that is just what I did.  I whipped up a playful card featuring the Hello Life stamp set.  Can I just say "what a super cool stamp set?"  Yes, I can!  The versatility of the images is fabulous and totally workable for tons of occasions.
And here is a look at the fun and simple pop up on the inside.  Just place half of a heart framelit on the fold and position the top cutting plate on ALMOST the entire heart.  Keep a tiny slice of the framelit uncovered so the heart will not fully cutout leaving a the side pieces attached.  To finish the pop up reverse the fold on the non heart portion.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hello Sunshine

We are back!! Our Monday Montage Blog Hop has returned to you today and we're in full force ready to share what we have been crafting lately.  Today I am showing off a cute CUTE card I made with the new Hello You and Crazy For You products.  They are sold in the Occasions Catalog individually or as a bundle in which you can save 15%.
The base of my card is Ivory Naturals which has been embossed with one of the Delicate Designs TIEF.  The tag is a 2" wide strip of Lost Lagoon card stock detailed with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  "Hello" is cut from Daffodil Delight to match that I used seam binding in the same color.  For added dimension and cuteness I stamped the word "sunshine" on one of the Wood Embellishments.  A trio of Strawberry Slush flowers ties in the wood banner embellishment.

I am hoping you enjoy the hop and have a totally awesome upcoming week.  Be sure to spend a moment or two being crafty.
From Dara Gloden
To Julie Warnick

Saturday, January 3, 2015

One Design Two Times

I am BIG into double dipping!  If I can reuse something for more than one occasion I get super jazzed, in fact I often don't purchase, or make, or do anything I can't repurpose.  I have been the same with card designs lately.  Design once and make a few simple adjustments to whip up a second card for a different occasion.  Over the next few weeks I will share some of those cards with today being my first installment.
What appeals to me about these two cards is the clean and simple "no fuss" look to the overall design.  Once card is a top fold and the other is a side fold panel of Kraft card stock.  I cut focal greetings from the new Hello You Framelits and then stamped the sub greetings from the Crazy For You new stamp set.  My ink colors are Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry.  To add a hint of bling I included a few small Vellum card stock flowers with Rhinestones.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Inspiration

It's hard to believe that we are less than two days away from 2015!  It seems like we were just doing the whole 1999 2K thing and now it's 15 years later--crazy.  Well over at Hand Stamped Sentiments we know how to ring in a new year.  We are doing it with an inspiration challenge.  I love the black and white with gold and silver in the photo collage.  And for some reason the pictures inspired me to use stars.  So I grabbed my Stars Framelits and went to work making a NYE card.  I think I will sign it and add a cool gift card for my son Logan.  He gave me a sweet thank you note yesterday, so today I will give him a you're welcome note :0)
My card base is Shimmer White cardstock and I have added a strip of gold washi tape, a Tea Lace Paper Doily, and then a small piece of Typeset DSP.  I surrounded my greeting image from Mingle All the Way, which was stamped with Silver Encore Ink, with a handful of stars cut with the Stars Framelits.  Last but not least and totally my favorite I added a few Rhinestones!  Pop over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and enjoy the inspiration challenge!  Happy New Year to all.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Playful Sketch

I have always said "straight equals stress!" So, with this playful slanted offset sketch challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments there is no pressure to be sure layers are perfectly placed. I chose to place my focal element in the circular layer. The stamp image is a new one from a set called "Big Day" which is coming out in this year's Sale-a-bration event. 

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Three Ways to Mingle

"Mix and mingle with a jinglin' beat..."  Is the Christmas music playing at your house?  It is at mine.  My favorite stamp set from the Holiday Catalog is by far Mingle All the Way.  I love the sayings and the mix of fonts and hand drawn lettering styles.  The set perfectly suits my style of stampin'.  So, for our Monday Montage Blog Hop I thought I would share three of my ways to mingle ;0)
From Dara
To Julie

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cool Winter Colors

It's color challenge time at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  This challenge offers a cool palette of trendy hues perfect for a chilly winter themed card.  I decided to start with preinking my TIEF with Pool Party ink.  Then I ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot and the mottled effect turned out perfect for my liking.  Last, I added a layered focal point of shimmery "joyful" goodness.  I just love the heart boarder paper ribbon.  I seem to be adding it to lots of projects lately.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Watercolor Wicking

Can you believe it's almost here?  Thanksgiving is this week and I can't wait to sit down and eat with a fork and knife.  Life gets so busy that I often eat food you can grab and go like tacos or sandwiches.  So, I am anxious to have hot food that is served on a plate!

In honor of this week's holiday I pulled out some fall tones to stamp a watercolor card to say "hello." For this technique I stamped images in Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Wild Wasabi on Watercolor Paper.  Then with a Stampin' Mini Mister filled with water I squirt the images just enough to get the ink to wick and blend.
From Dara Gloden
To Julie Warnick