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I’ll Stand By You

You know you have that song stuck in your head now that you read the title of this post! Or is that just me?

How about now?

I’m back with a new card using the same dies and stamps I used on my last post. This time I decided to make a clean and simple card, which is my favorite style. I will be entering my card in two challenges. The first is Addicted to CAS Challenge, this challenge is about birds, great reason to use the flamingo dies again!  Second is the Simon Wednesday Challenge, and the theme for this challenge is “Let’s Get Sentimental”.

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First I stamped the sentiment the same way I did with my “Hope Today Tickles You Pink” card. I used my MISTI to stack the words on top of each other instead of keeping it in a straight line. You can see below how I masked off the words and stamped one word at a time. You can also see how the sentiment regularly looks (plus all the other cute sentiments that come in this set).

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For my card base, I used my blending tool to create a soft pink background. I used my Spun Sugar Mini Distress Ink because it’s very light and I only wanted a hint of pink coming from behind my sentiment.
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I die cut the flamingo with MFT paper and adhered the sentiment with foam tape.

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And of course, I wanted my flamingo to stand by the sentiment.
I'll Stand By You 4Also, I wanted to mention the cool background paper with the feathers is from Amy Tangerine, I will link up to that paper pack in the InLinkz below.

I hope you guys enjoyed my new take on flamingos. There’s still so much more I want to make with these guys! Thanks for stopping by!

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Hope Today Tickles You Pink

Hi guys! I hope you guys are having a great May so far! I recently ordered my first die and stamp set from My Favorite Things. I had been wanting a flamingo stamp or die set for a while now and when I saw this one, I knew I had to have it.

I decided to make my own stencil with the heart that comes in the die set. I glued two pieces of card stock and a sheet of graph paper on top  to help me position the hearts.

Hope Today Tickles You Pink 1Once I was done with my stencil I used Scotch White Masking Tape to tape down my card base to my craft mat and then taped the stencil on top. I used some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and added color to it with some Tim Holtz mini ink pads. I love using embossing paste, this has to be my favorite technique. I love the texture it has once it dries and I love how you can use your ink pads to give it many different colors.
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I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment because it was too wide for my paper. I stamped it word by word. The sentiment originally reads “Hope today” on one line and the second line is “Tickles You Pink”. As you can see I made it into three lines and was able to stamp the word “pink” in pink ink.

Hope Today Tickles You Pink 3I used MFT paper for the whole card including the flamingos. I ordered their Card Stock Sampler, which to me is now a must have. They have so many different and vibrant colors, I love all the different shades of pink in the pack.Hope Today Tickles You Pink 4

I’m very excited about my new supplies and I can’t wait to order more from MFT!

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Owl Miss You

Hi there! I’m back with a new card I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge. The theme for this challenge is watercolors.


I wanted to use a Lawn Fawn stamp set for this card that I had never used before. I get so mad at myself for having so many sets that go unused for so long, so I’m challenging myself to use every set I have. I also ended up coming up with my own sentiment. I don’t know how but I just thought of “Owl Miss You” as I was getting everything ready for the card.

I made a watercolor background using Lawn Fawn’s Cranberry ink pad and my Ranger water brush.Owl Miss You 1 I went ahead and colored a big enough space for my sentiment and for the owl.Owl Miss You 2

Whenever I decide to die cut words, I align them with a ruler and then add washi tape to the back and run it though my die-cutting machine.

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I added paper from the Simon Says Stamp kits I received for the months of February and March. I wanted to use fun colors and patterns. I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Border dies on one of the papers, and I sewed across the top with my sewing machine in a zig zag pattern.

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I wanted the owl to have a matching look to the paper so I colored it in soft colors with my Copics and I cut out the scarf with matching paper. I added a couple of sequins to finish it off.Owl Miss You 4

I’m glad I finally used my owl, I definitely went through an owl phase a while back. I think I’ve had this for a year and hadn’t used it! And of course, right now I’m in my duck phase and I’m definitely on the lookout for some duck stamps.

That’s it for now, I hope you guys enjoyed!

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Additional Supplies:
6 x 6 papers from Crate Paper’s Kiss Kiss collection
6 x 6 papers from Authentique’s Classique Beauty collection
Cartwright’s Pale Peach 6mm Slightly Cupped Opaque Sequins

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Thanks Teacher

Hello everyone! Teacher appreciation week is fast approaching and I wanted to make a thank you card with my new Paper Smooches stamp set, Smarty Pants. I’m also submitting this in Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge for week 3.30e9e-sparksbadgeSome of you might remember the black negative paper I had left over from my card “A Sassy Thanks”. I still had it lying around in my craft room and thought it would make a cute background for a card. I knew I wanted to use red and yellow paper for this card but I went back and forth with different colors for my tag and then I thought what better paper to use, than a regular wide ruled paper from AJ’s binder? I put it over white cardstock so it wouldn’t be so flimsy.
Thanks Teacher 2This is my first tag die and I love it, I wish I would’ve ordered this sooner. I finished it off with twine and colored in the apple and books with Copics.
Thanks Teacher 1I can’t wait to give this to AJ’s teachers (I need to make another one), I hope they love it!

Thanks for checking out today’s post, I hope you guys enjoyed!

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I Look Up To You

Hi there! I hope you guys are having a great April so far! It has been a very cloudy and rainy week here in west Texas. But, while I wait for warmer and drier weather, I’m crafting it up in my craft room!

I just recently bought the Zoo Crew stamp set from Paper Smooches and I couldn’t wait to use it because I love how PS designs their critters. I knew I wanted to make a partial die cut with this set once I got it, so of course I needed to get the matching die set. I did the partial die cutting with one of circles from Lawn Fawn’s Circle Stackables die set and the giraffe die.

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For the background, I heat embossed Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder on white paper. You can see on the picture below how well the embossing powder melts. I really like this embossing powder, it melts so fast, and I never have a problem with my paper warping.I Look Up To You 1

I used Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, and Limeade Ice from Papertrey Ink with my Ranger blending tool to finish off the background.

I Look Up To You 2The giraffe was colored with Copics (I’m still trying to master those). I used foam adhesive to adhere the top layer over the patterned paper and I stamped the sentiment on Ripe Avocado paper. Because I don’t have any enamal dots, I made my own using Liquid Pearls from Ranger.

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I hope to make more cards soon with the rest of the Zoo Crew critters. I can’t seem to get away from the Paper Smooches website, I’m obsessed and I just want MORE!!!

Anyway, I hope you guys like my card, and please bare with me as I explore all the infinite options of photographing my cards! I’m just having a lot of fun with my camera… and random objects and backgrounds, you get the idea.

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Additional Supplies:

Marvy Embossing Heat Tool