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Riley and Co. January 2017 Release Week and Card Maker Blog Hop

Today I am so excited!! Not only are there new stamps and dies from Riley and Co., but we are also participating in a blog hop with CardMaker Magazine.

If you are following along you should have come from Melissa Bickford’s blog. (If you get lost along the way you can go to CardMaker’s Blog for the complete list.

This whole week I will be featuring projects with the new stamps and dies.

The Riley and Co. Design Team has very been busy. You can find links to all of their blogs in the side panel.

Today I am featuring the Mushroom Lane stamps. These are my favorite to work with. I love creating many layers with each one. And just look at all those details.

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Check out the wheel chair and gurney.

 

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Look at those tiny clothes on the clothesline.  I even added wooden clothesline posts.

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Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Heather Pulvirenti.

Riley and Co. is offering some specials this week.

SUPER DEAL! Package deal on the Dress Up Riley line: get all three clear sets, all three dies sets, the two basic Riley’s and matching dies for only $100! (Reg. price $127.77. Includes 41 dies, 3 clear sets, 2 rubber stamps)

Package deal on entire Funny Bone release of 14 red rubber stamps: cling set is only $75.00 (reg. 91.00) and unmounted sheet is only $50.00 (reg. $70.00)!

Package deal on the Mushroom Lane release: get all 5 new Mushroom Lane Houses for only $45.00 (Reg. $52.50)

Word Bubble Die Special – get all three new Word Bubble Dies for only $40.00! (Save $9.85!)

Come back tomorrow for more projects and inspiration.

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Riley and Co. January ’17 Card Bonanza

It is Card Bonanza Tuesday on the Riley and Co. blog..

This week I have 2 cards featured along with Design Team members Joy Stagg and Katie Skiff

My first card features the Winter House from the Mushroom Lane stamps.  I love coloring all the details in the houses. I usually color multiple images at a time and fussy cut the to create all the layers.

The second card features the You Are A Diamond stamp. Diamonds, sparkle and glitter are always a girl’s favorite things.

Check back next week for Riley and Co.’s January Release Week. There are lots of new things planned. Can’t wait to share them with you!

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Halloween Bonanza at Riley and Company

dt-10-18-16This week at Riley and Company, there are a variety of projects created by my MooseMates for Halloween being featured.
Here is a set of treat bags that could be for co-wokers, friends, family or those special trick-or-treaters this Halloween. I used Burt R.I.P.,

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Pumpkin Puppy, Standing Witch with Broom, and Holding Pumpkin. The backgrounds are done with soft chalks.

I also have an accordion type card that features Mummy Riley . Good thing I do put more into my career.

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Check out my MooseMates Joy Stagg and Katie Skiff for more inspiration.

 

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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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Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for June 2015

This month I chose to turn my tag into an anniversary card for my husband. We celebrated our 26th anniversary on the 17th.

So Happy Anniversary Honey!

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Here is the first tag. The Twisted Citron is barely visible.
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Here is the tag turned into a card.

I used the birds because I think they are so cute and fun to color.

I started with a DIY ink pad with Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon following Tim’s directions.  I had some difficulty when creating the pad because the Picked Raspberry and Mermaid Lagoon mixed with the Twisted Citron.  I compared my Twisted Citron refill to other refills I had at home.  It seemed to be much thinner than the others. I did a video comparison with 2 refills. I will post this video as soon as my tech support becomes available.

I have contacted Ranger and sent them the video.  They are sending a replacement refill and DIY ink pad.  I am still waiting on them. I will let you know the outcome next month.

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Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for May 2015

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Here is my look at  Tim’s May tag. I had to look at it for a long time before I could design my own tag.  I used cork for my background. I am not quite fond of found relatives, I wanted my tag to have meaning. So I started with a picture of a wonderful lady who I is dear to my heart.  I printed the picture in black and white just smaller than 2″ x 3″. Then I distressed the edges and added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Purple happens to be her favorite color, so I added purple roses made with the Tattered Pinecone die. She is wearing a tiara, so I tinted the stones with a purple Distress Marker. Next I added some chit chat words to describe her and some metal charms. I really like how it turned out.  If you are interested in making  a tag of your own, stop by or call Cafe Crop to sign up for the class.

I also made a card using the Tattered Pinecone die. I added sparkle with the Wink of Stella clear shimmer marker.

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Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for March 2015

March2015.3 Although I finished my tag in early March, I am just now posting it here on my new blog.

Before I started on my actual tag, I tried embossing with the archival ink and the embossing powder. To tell the you the truth I wasn’t sure it would work and wanted to test it out first. I found I could stamp three butterflies, add the embossing powder anMarch2015.1d then use the heat tool without a problem. HeMarch2015.2re is the card I made with my first attempt. I will be sending this to someone special.