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Tickled Tuesday at Riley and Company

MushroomLaneHouse2.1I have been loving the new Mushroom Lane Stamps at Riley & Company. Today I am featuring Polkadot House and House 2. I stamped multiple images of each and colored them with colored pencils. For this one I used some mulberry paper for the background and added cotton balls for the clouds.  I even used sand for the pathway.

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Here you can see some of the layers.  The roof has 3 layers and the roots in front are two layers.

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Here is the Polkadot House in purple and greens.  Again I used multiple layers for the house.

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Check out the other Mushroom Lane stamps at Riley and Company.

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The World’s Greatest Dad is….

Look it’s a card. It’s memory book. No, it’s a Accordion Circle Card that stretches out to form a little memory album. I created the card and my daughter helped pick the pictures to go in the card.

Sometimes I pick my colors for my projects backwards. I knew I wanted to use the Basis Navy, so I found this patterned paper from BoBunny. Then I decided to use Basis Light Lime as my accent color.

First, I cut 6 of the Accordion Circle Cards from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of Basis 110# White cardstock. I also cut 16 Circle Frame Edges using Basis Navy cardstock.  I used the Accordion Circle Card die to cut 3 circle from Basis Light Lime cardstock.

 

 

Next, I covered 2 of the Accordion Circle Cards with the patterned paper.  On one of them, I also cut off the tab.  This will be the back cover.

Then, I glued the cards together with the tabs all facing to the right. (2 are shown) While the cards were still flat, I glued the Frame Edges around the circles, and added the accent circles and pictures.

Using my Sizzix eClips2, I cut the letters from Basis Light Lime and shadow layers from Silver Glitter and Cougar Super Smooth White for the front of the card.  I also cut letters for the last circle in the card from Basis Light Lime. These letters were less than 1/2″ tall.

The last step was to fold the pages like an accordion and connect the small tabs on the circles.

She added some little notes on the back of the circles for her dad. He loved the card.

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Quilt Block Card Gift Sets

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Need a quick hostess gift, last minute birthday gift, or even a just because gift. These quilt cards are easy to make in sets.

I used A Jillian Vance Designs Quilt Dies and stamps. A Jillian Vance Designs is our featured trunk show at  Cafe Crop in Merrillville, Indiana.

I used 5 colors of Pop-Tones Cardstock (which are on sale this month at CutCardStock.com) that worked together for the cards. I used Cougar Super Smooth Cardstock for my card bases and the embossed layer.

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I started by cutting two 3 1/2″ squares of each color. Then I die cut each one using the Love Blooms Quilt Block Die from A Jillian Vance Designs. I cut 4 labels of each color from the Stitch Sentiment Trio Die Set. I also cut 3 1/4″ squares of the Cougar Super Smooth Cardstock.

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I spent a few minutes arranging the pieces so that each “block” had all the colors.  When I had them just the way I wanted them I glued the pieces in.

I used an embossing folder on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Cougar Super Smooth Cardstock to add in some texture.  I stamped a variety of sentiments (from A Jillian Vance Designs) on the stitched tags. Now I am ready to assemble the cards.

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I attached the embossed paper to the card base with a tape runner.  I used foam tape to attach the quilt block to the front of the card.  On one card I attached the stamped sentiment with foam tape.

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I am going to create a set of cards that the recipient can choose which sentiment to attach.  I will include a variety of sentiments and pieces of foam tape.  These would even make great prizes for a wedding shower.  I will be making more of these to put up.

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Gearing Up for Father’s Day

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Gearing up for Father’s Day. Here is a great card for the men in your life.  I created it as a Father’s Day card for the CutCardStock Design Team, but it could easily be made in to a birthday card by changing the sentiment.

Check out the details on the CutCardStock Blog.

Thanks for stoping by….. off to make some more cards.

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First Post with the CutCardStock Design Team

Hello everyone, this is my first post for the CutCardStock Design Team. I am excited to be a part of the team. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring, so I designed a card for spring.

I began with 5″ x 7″ cardbase made with the Esse Pearl Smooth Latte. I then inked the card front with blue and green Distress Inks to create grass and sky. I love how the shimmer shows through the ink.

Next, I used Galvanized Curious Metallic cardstock to cut the {die}signer Pocket Die and the Watering Can Die Set from A Jillian Vance Design.  I also inked all the edges.

Before attaching the watering can I threaded fishing line through holes in the spout to create the water. At the ends of the fishing line, I attached a clear bead with glue. Then, I attached the watering can to the card. (If you don’t see the water on the card above, I added it after attaching everything to the card, but it would be much easier to attach add it first.)

 

 

 

 

Using the Watering Can Die, I cut tulips from Pop Tones Cotton Candy, Grape Jelly, and Lemon Drop and the stems from Gumdrop Green. I cut extra flowers and fussy cut the center part out.  I inked all the edges of the pieces for added dimension.

 

Next, I added the flowers to the front. I used Double Sided Foam Adhesive Squares to attach the center petals.  I also added 3 flowers to the inside of the card.

To finish off the card I stamped Hello Spring and added a gift card to the pocket.