Friday, May 19, 2017

Stamp Off Birthday Fiesta Double Z

Susan, Buffy and I are back for another Stamp Off
challenge.  We are nearing the end of the 2016-17
catalog year, so you may see more retiring products.
 Our challenge today is a fun fold card.  A while back,
we had a Double ZZ fold challenge and I was the
odd girl out in that I did a different fold.  So THIS TIME,
I  am doing a Double Z fold to make up for my 
past performance!  I followed the format offered by
Dawn, described here.
I am so darn sorry that Birthday Fiesta (p 12) and the 
coordinating Fiesta Time Framelits Dies,
Festive Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and 
Festive Birthday Designer Series paper are all retiring.
I have a number of family members who live out west,
and the images and sentiments in this set are perfect
for them.  I was so happy to have products that went
well together and fit that part of the country.
 The nice thing about this card is that it still
folds flat enough to fit into a standard envelope.
Thank you for stopping by!
Now please hop on over to check out the
fun fold cards offered by the wonderful
ladies;  Buffy and Susan

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

So In Love Anniversary Wreath

As the Occasions catalog draws to a close,
there are so many sets that I look forward to sharing.
So In Love on page 52 is a set that has dainty images,
with some beautiful sentiments.  I love the fonts
and brevity of the sentiments, which enables you
to use them for a host of situations.
I used a pencil to lightly trace a circle, and then stamped the leaf images to create a wreath.  I used black to "set off"
the images and added Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
to bling the card out.  It's amazing what a bit of
glimmer paper will do to elevate a card!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Pun Intended Snappy Birthday

Pun Intended (p 200), is a wonderful hostess set.
The cute images, with corresponding puns make
great card elements.

Products used for this card, 
many of which are retiring, include:
Festive Texture Expressions Embossing Folder
In-color Designer Series Paper Pack
Mint Macaron cardstock
 Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Build It Framelits Dies

Sunday, May 14, 2017

So In Love Circle

This is a card created with the So In Love set
on page 52 of the Occasions catalog.  I also used retired SAB
ribbon, that is so pretty!  I will also miss the retiring
Neutrals Paper Pack, which worked so well with
every color of cardstock.

I hope that everyone enjoys this beautiful
Mothers day!