Friday, August 14, 2020

Miss You So Much!

Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by! I've got a totally cute card to share today and I'm linking it to Cute Card Thursday where they are looking for cards with bright colors. I think that could mean just about everything I make, but I thought this one would be perfect! 
I'm playing along with stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh. Their new Nature Essentials die is perfect for making scenes. It includes a stitched frame and lots of different border cuts. I like the big scallops for bushes OR clouds, and the straight strip can be a little stream OR a rays of sunshine. 
It also includes a birch tree and little leaves so you can make scenes for any animals in your collection. I colored all the die cuts with distress ink. My critter of choice is the fabulous zebra from Jungle Friends. 
I stamped a Simple Sentiment on the cloud border. The stamp set includes LOADS of sentiments - I should count them some day because I really don't know how many there are.. but you're sure to find one perfect for your makes!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this little guy makes you smile!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Jungle Friends, Simple Sentiments
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Jungle Friends, Nature Essentials

Jungle Friends
Jungle Friends

PPP | SSS
Jungle Friends Die
Jungle Friends Die

PPP | SSS
Simple Sentiments
Simple Sentiments

PPP | SSS
Nature Essentials
Nature Essentials

PPP | SSS

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Chasing the Sun Shaker Card


I have a secret to share! I just can't resist a shaker card! I feel like a little kid shaking the sparkly sequins inside! I know... I'm so easily amused right? 
The Pretty Little Studio Chasing the Sun Collection is everything summer transformed into a beautiful paper collection. You'll find pretty papers and die cuts with tropical flowers, beach things and summer fruits. 
The shaker was easy to create using the ornate pink outline frame from the Photo Shoot die cut pack. I simply applied clear plastic and adhesive foam tape to it's reverse side before filling it up with shiny sequins and adhering it to some scalloped print paper. 
I topped the shaker frame with a pretty tropical flower from the Blooms die cut pack. There are so many pretty florals that you'll have trouble deciding which one to use! 
Keep smiling and let the sun shine!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Chasing The Sun
Die Cuts |Photo Shoot | Blooms
Sequins |Sweetheart Pink, Rose Pink, Crystal

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Poppystamps Rose Frame

I'm sharing a sunny hello and reminding you to play along with the Poppystamps monthly challenge! It's a great way to see how others are using their Poppystamps products and get a little inspiration. And who knows? You might just win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Wouldn't that be sweet?

This month we're having a Summer Heat Wave! This challenge has lots of possibilities! How about some Heat Embossing? Or maybe a little watercolors to cool off? This time I'm going with HOT COLORS - red, yellows and orange! 
The Poppystamps Rose Frame has been a favorite of mine since I first set eyes on it! I have colored it in lots of different ways in the past - with Copic Markers and Watercolor. Today I've inlaid all the pieces with colored card stock. 
Yes it was a bit of work, but completely worth it when you see the clean finished design. I wish you could run your hand across the smooth surface. I started by cutting the frame from white card stock and adhered it to a panel that I covered with a double sided adhesive sheet. It was easy to lay the pieces over the openings and push them in place with a needle tip tool. 
To add even more color I die cut some colorful circles for the center of the design before topping them with a Brush Hello die cut from white card stock. If you look close you'll see I've added an orange matt between the card base and the intricate die cut Rose Frame too. 
I hope you'll join us for our monthly challenge. It begins on the first of the month so there is lots of time to play. I'm always happy to add a few cards to my stash! Have a great day!



Finished Size 4.5 x 4.5"
Dies | Poppystamps Rose Frame, Brush Hello

POPPY = Poppystamps
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Rose Frame
Rose Frame

POPPY | SSS
Brush Hello
Brush Hello

POPPY