The Greetery

Pine Blossom

January 30, 3030

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are doing well. I am stopping by quickly today to share a card set I made just before I left for Kansas (I am spending a few days at the Whatever Craft House with some friends). I wanted to have at least one post up and ready to be posted while I was gone. I had bought the Pine Blossom stamp set from The Greetery to use for Christmas. Since I had only used it one time, I thought I would trying using it with some "spring" colors to make a few birthday cards.


What do you think? I don't think anyone will know that it is actually a Christmas/Winter bouquet, do you?


I started my cards by doing all of my stamping with the Pine Blossom Stamp Set. I used my MISTI and the stamping guide and chose colors that would work for spring.


Next, I used the Taylored Expressions Masking Stencils to create my ink blended card panels. I love these stencils, they are so easy to use and make the perfect ink blended area. 


Once my card panels were made, I used a set of stitched dies to create my card panels and mats. I then attached my floral clusters to my card panel with foam adhesive.


For my sentiments, I used the Sentiment Suite: Thinking of You Stamp Set, along with the coordinating diesOn this last card, I used a sentiment from Papertrey Ink called, Penned Elegance. 



Thanks for joining me today! Enjoy the rest of your week and I will be back on Sunday with a post for Pink & Main.
Enjoy your day,
Dana


With Love

Pretty Pink Posh

January 27, 2020

Good Morning Friends and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a Wonderful weekend. Ric has been out of town for a few days this past week, so I spent some time at home being crafty. I will be going out of town later this week to spend a few days at the Whatever Craft House and to say the least I am very excited!! It will be a weekend of stamping, crafting and hanging out with some online friends...it should be a lot of fun and I hope to share it with all of you when I get back home. If you follow me on Instagram I will definitely being adding bits of my weekend to my stories. I hope you can follow along. 
Today, I am sharing two cards for Pretty Pink Posh. Have you received your order from the New Release? What is your favorite? I always love the stencils and today's cards are fairly quick to create with the new Layered Hearts Stencils.

For my first card, I started by creating a fun and colorful background.

I began by using the first stencil, along with dye ink to ink blend the hearts onto Bristol smooth cardstock.


Next, I laid the second stencil onto my card panel and ink blended the next set of colors. Such a fun result you get when you combine the two stencils together. I love the overlapping of colors!


To finish my card, I die cut the With Love Shaker Die from white cardstock and attached it to a piece of vellum. I then attached this to my card panel.

For my next card...

I started by adding Distress Oxide Ink in Spun Sugar to a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock. I then used the Layered Hearts Stencils to add Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry to my card panel. I love how two stencils are included in this set, adds to lots of possibilities. Once I added my darker pink layered I decided they were a little "too bright" so I went over my whole card panel with Spun Sugar again. This helped to "mute" down my colors and blend everything together.


Next, I die cut the Love Shaker Die from white cardstock and attached this to my card panel. Lastly, I added a few jewels from the Valentine Jewels Mix to my front. 


Thanks for joining me today. I hope I inspired you to give the stencils a try. 


Supplies:



Enjoy your day,
Dana


Hello Beautiful

Pink & Main

January 26, 2020

Good Morning Friends! Today I am on the Pink & Main Blog sharing a card for their New Release. Are you loving the New Release? What is your favorite? There are so many great sets this month, it is hard to choose a favorite. Today, I am using the Hello Beautiful stamp set...I am in Love with this butterfly!


I started my card by stamping the Butterfly image directly onto my card panel. I used my Misti and Distress Oxide Ink in Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed. I used finger daubers to apply the ink directly onto the stamp. I let the colors overlap some and blend together. Using my Misti allowed me to restamp and apply more ink if I needed to.


Next, I added the black outline stamp directly over my colorful butterflies. I love how this stamp set includes both the outline and the solid images...it creates lots of possibilities.


Next, I used a little reinker and added some ink splatters onto my card panel.


Lastly, I stamped my sentiment onto a black strip of cardstock and heat set it with white embossing powder. To finish my card I mounted my card panel onto a bright pink piece of paper and attached everything to my A2 card base.


Thanks for joining me today!
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Trinity Stamps Blog Hop

New Release

January 24, 2020

Good Morning Friends and Welcome! I am so excited to be participating in my first blog hop for Trinity Stamps!! We are celebrating their New Release with lots of fun and inspiration! You should of arrived here from the wonderful post of Davina Cantrell, and your next stop will be the YouTube channel of Elyse Hope Designs


For my card today, I decided to make a Valentine's Day card using the new Monster Love stamp and die set. This is such a fun set with so many possibilities. I can't wait to use it for a little boy's birthday card!


I started my card by stamping my monsters from the Monster Love Stamp Set in a Copic friendly black ink. I then used my Copic markers and did all of my coloring. Next, I used the Monster Love Coordinating Dies and die cut all of my images. 



I also stamped and die cut the fun little conversation hearts included in the set. They are so cute and there are lots of possibilities for layering as there is a variety of heart dies included in the set. They are the perfect little accent or make a fun Valentine background on their own too.


For my card design, I used the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows. I am in Love with these dies!! They make the perfect background for your slimline card panel. There are a few different dies in this series... I think I "need" them All! I die cut my cardstock and layered it onto my card base. My finished card measures 3.5 x 8.5 inches and fits in a standard sized business envelope. Trinity Stamps also sells Slimline Envelopes in a rainbow pack, how fun?? I see a lot of slimline cards in my future.



Once my layers were attached to my card panel I added my monsters and hearts with a little foam adhesive to finish my card. 


Blog Hop:

We can't have a Blog Hop without a few Prizes! Trinity Stamps is giving away 3 gift certificates!! There will be 2 $15.00 and 1 $25.00 gift certificates to the Trinity Shop. To be eligible, hoppers must comment on all stops along the way. Comments are due by February 7 and winner will announced on the Trinity Blog on February 10. 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed my card today and I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

Enjoy your day,
Dana

Pretty Pink Posh



January 23, 2020

Hi Friends! Today I am on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog sharing some inspiration for Valentine Theme Week. I love creating for Valentine's Day and Pretty Pink Posh makes some of my favorite products. All the products in the Valentine Section at the Pretty Pink Posh site are 15% off this week, so it is the perfect time to buy a few new supplies! 

I have two cards to share with you all, I mixed one of my favorite stamps sets from last year along with a favorite from the latest release. I love how these two sets work so well together. Let’s get satarted, shall we?

I started my first card by stamping the Large Floral Heart wreath in VersaFine Clair black ink and heat setting it with clear embossing powder. I then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to watercolor the flowers. (No. 025 PInk, No. 022 Carmine Red, No. 070 Orange and No. 047 May Green) Next, I used the Hearts Coordinating Dies to die cut the wreath. 


For my card design, I used the Scallop Border Die Set to die cut my decorative edge. I added this to a piece of orange patterned paper and attached it to my A2 card base. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Large Floral Hearts Stamp Set onto a banner and added this to my card front along with my die cut wreath. Lastly, I added a few sequins from the Flamingo Pink Jewels Mix to my card front. 


My next card follows the same format as above, though this time I used the Floral Hearts Stamp Set


I stamped the wreath twice, watercolored the wreaths and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

For this card layout, I used the straight Scallop Border Die. I die cut it from raspberry cardstock and attached it to my white card panel before attaching everything to my grass green patterned paper. I once again stamped my sentiment onto a banner and added a few jewels from the Flamingo Pink Jewel Mix to finish my card. 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you have some time to do a little shopping. Remember all of the products in the Valentine Section are 15% off this week!!

Enjoy your day,
Dana

Therm O Web

Sweet Stuff

January 22, 2020

Good Afternoon Friends! I am stopping by quickly today to let you know I am on the Therm O Web Blog sharing a Birthday Card. I am using some of their new products that are being released at CHA this week.


They are releasing a whole line of Neon Electro-Pop products that are sure to brighten up any project you are working on. Stop by their blog for all of the details.



I will be back soon to share another project with you all.
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Valentine Fun

PoppyStamps

January 20, 2020

Good Morning and Happy Monday! I hope you all are doing well and had a Wonderful weekend. Today I am on the PoppyStamps Blog sharing a set of Valentine's Day cards that uses the Grid Heart Plate along with some glittered cardstock. 



I just love how I was able to create two cards with two passes through my die cutting machine. Make sure you stop by the PoppyStamps Blog to see all the details.
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Mad About Plaid

Pink & Main

January 19, 2020

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Today I am on the Pink & Main Blog sharing a few sneak peeks of some of the New Products being released tomorrow!! My goodness, you are going to Love everything...lots of great products! My release package was a little delayed getting to me, but when it arrived yesterday I could not wait to try out the New Plaid Builder Stamp Sets.


There are 3 large 6x6 inch stamps in this set. I used all 3 stamps to create my backgrounds today. They all coordinate, but can also be used alone. They are super easy to use and you really can't go wrong. I used my MISTI and just added colors to create a few fun backgrounds.
Here is a photo of the Plaid 1 Stamp:


Here I added the second layer with the Plaid 2 Stamp:


And here is the Plaid 3 Stamp:


As you can see, you can stop with 1 or 2 layers, or you can use all 3. It is totally up to you and the possibilities are endless. I mixed and matched my colors and created three different backgrounds in a matter of minutes.


How fun will these stamps be on colored cardstock with white embossing powder?? I can't wait to give it a try...I will try and do it this week and add it to my Instagram story so you can see.


I kept my card designs very simple and allowed the plaid backgrounds to be the focus.


For my sentiments I used the Sent With Love Stamp Set. I stamped them onto a die cut Postage Die. I then added my sentiments to my card panels with a little foam adhesive. I kept all three card designs exactly the same, but I hope you can see the endless possibilities with these New Plaid Builder Stamp Sets.


Thanks for joining me today. I will be back soon to share another project with you all. Have a great week!
Enjoy your day,
Dana

You Are Loved

Case This Sketch

January 18, 2020

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are doing well. I have had a hard time being "crafty" lately and have thrown away more projects than I care to admit. I thought I would find a challenge and use that for some inspiration. I've always enjoyed the Case This Sketch challenges, so I started there. I also decided to link my card up to the Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Penguin Parade. I pulled out some supplies and just created a card...



I used the sketch for my inspiration:


I started my card by creating my ink blended rectangle. I used the Taylored Expressions making stencil along with the MFT Stamps Lots of Heart stencil. 


Next, I used the Mama Elephant Fuzzy Hugs stamp set. I bought this stamp set when it was released and I am just getting around to using it for the first time. The images are so sweet and perfect for winter and Valentine's Day too. I stamped my image and colored it with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut it out.



I stamped my sentiment onto a banner. I attached my sentiment, along with my image to my card front with foam adhesive. I then mounted my card front onto a coordinating pink mat before attaching everything to an A2 card base.



Aren't these little penguins just the sweetest?
Sorry my photos are a little "yellow" today. It is late in the afternoon, and I was running out of daylight. It was my goal to get something made today and my post ready for in the morning.
I hope you all have a Wonderful weekend. Ric is out of town for a few days and I am hoping to stay home and be creative. Wish me luck...
Enjoy your day,
Dana