Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2013 – Hugs Card

Ok, this is my last one for today. Dunno if I’ll be able to finish up to 2016 tomorrow or not as there’s a lot on my plate. We’ll see. This Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary card is for Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2013.

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This time I drew my inspiration from this card by Nichole Heady:

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Here’s my adaptation:

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I love this pretty set and its lovely sentiments! Here’s the inside:

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Big Hugs stamps and dies
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Lovely Lady
  • DCWV Hello Darlin’ stack cardstock (love that pink & gold!)
  • Papertrey Ink dye ink: Hibiscus Burst
  • Floamies 3mm sheet foam
  • Misc. twine
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive

I’m playing along with the following challenge… click on it for more information on how you can join the fun

Hopefully, I’ll see you tomorrow with the final 3 of this series. Thank you so much for stopping by!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2009 – Fully “Re-coverd” Get Well Card

Good morning! I have a sweet card to start off today. Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary continues with Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2009.

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I have one of the sets they released in 2009: On My Chair – it has some sweet and punny sayings AND it has a kitty!! Graphic 45 papers lend themselves greatly to creating a lovely ‘home’ theme, so I made this sweet shabby-chic get well card:

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink On My Couch stamp set and dies
  • Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags 1 dies
  • Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Paper Collection
  • Core’dinations 110# white cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Aqua Mist, Lovely Lady, Tropical Teal
  • Memento dye ink: Tuxedo black
  • Copic Marker B13
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Grosgrain ribbon
  • Recollections Faux Pearls
  • Misc. lace ribbon
  • Foamies 3mm foam sheet
  • Scor tape
  • Aleene’s Super Tacky Glue
  • Tonic Studios Tim Holtz paper distresser – One of my favorite tools for distressing edges!

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

I may be back later today… meanwhile, I hope you have a lovely day!

~D.Ann

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It’s Always Tea Time Dozing Dormouse Card

Popping in quickly to share another quick little card to pair with a tea gift… this cutie-patootie dozing dormouse:

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Supplies used:

  • Spellbinders dies: Decorative Labels One and Scalloped Labels One
  • Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps: Dormouse
  • Copic markers: BG13, 15, 18, 45; C1, 3, 5; R20, 22, 24, 29, 35; Y32
  • Core’dinations cardstock: red and white
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner permanent adhesive
  • Misc. PVC glue

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

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Today is the last day of the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop… We’ll see if I get another card in before the day is done…

Have a lovely day!

~D.Ann

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Winter Cup of Tea Card

Welcome back on this perfect day for a nice cup of tea! Here’s the card I made:

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Yeah, I know you can’t hardly see the card in this picture… that’s because I wanted to show off my cute little teapot again! Lol! : ) The sentiment says: There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. So true!

I took a label from a tea I got from Tuesday Morning to put in the middle of that Ironworks die cut that looks a lot like a snowflake. I believe I will go get some more of that tea and use this as a gift card to go along with it as a soothing gift for one of my dear friends.

The inspiration for this came from Stamplorations CUTplorations challenge this month:

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My takeaways were: the color blue (different shade), the snow (also in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge), and the gallon/quart/pint balance.

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The inside is also decorated with a faint, second generation stamped teacup.

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Supplies used:

  • Spellbinders dies: Card Creator 5×7 Reflective Moment, Card Creatior A2 Valiant Honor, Ironwork Motifs
  • Stamplorations Teacup Row and Always Tea Time stamps
  • Memento dye inks: Bahama Blue and Summer Sky
  • DCWV Bright Metallic cardstock pack & Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Misc. adhesives & tea jar label

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

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~D.Ann

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Art Impressions Stay Balanced with Chocolate – Speedy Recovery Watercolor Cat Card

Welcome sweet peeps! I WAS going to use this cat stamp for the final card of the Cat Lovers Hop – That’s how I feel already, so I know tomorrow, I WILL be flat on my back, for sure! However, I needed a card for a cat-loving/chocolate-loving friend who got home from the hospital yesterday. (Hence my absence.) This one came together quite quickly with the help of the Art Impressions Watercolor stamps.

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Here’s the inside sentiment, which may be the best part of the card:

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I am very determined to lead a balanced life! lol!! I think she’ll love this with a little box of chocolates, don’t you?!

You’ve heard of cats having shiny coats? I gave this cat one with those metallic watercolors:

 

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I’m still getting used to the AI watercolor stamps. I know watercolor is supposed to be soft and a little blurry, but once I add water, they loose too much definition. Finding the right balance of water is tough for me. I like that they don’t require a lot of water and so dry quickly with little warping of the paper. My fix for now is to re-stamp over the blurry areas to add a little definition.

Tips for adhering 140# watercolor paper to a card without warping.

  • Use 110# paper (or heavier) for the card base
  • Use Tombow Xtreme adhesive. It takes a bit to get used to flicking off to the side before lifting up (and to remember to do it!), but it is super strong!! I’ve had it straighten out warped watercolor paper once adhered to the card base.

Yes, those are real mini m&m’s – what a waste of chocolate!! I looked for mini bonbon stickers or buttons, but couldn’t find any and the ones I tried to make with drops didn’t look right, so this was the next best thing. I GUESS I can sacrifice 4 mini chocolates for a good cause! (You have no idea what a good friend you are!!!) Hahaha!

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Supplies used:

  • Art Impressions Zoo Crew Feline stamp set
  • Art Impressions Watercolor stamp sets: Flower, Foliage, and Chest of Flowers
  • Art Impressions sentiment stamps
  • Spectrum Aqua Artist’s Markers – Floral set: Blossom, Bud Green, Heather, Leaf Green, Marigold, Orchid, Rose Pink
  • Yasutomo metallic watercolors
  • Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Canson cold press 140# watercolor paper
  • Core’dinations 110# cardstock – white. 65# cardstock – gray
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive
  • E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive
  • Mini M&Ms 4 for card…. rest for cardmaker!! : )

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any one for the details on how you can join the fun:

Oh, before I go, I’d like to introduce those of you who haven’t seen them to the Simon’s Cat videos. I didn’t get an interview, but they are still worthy of mention… They are short and ever-so-sweet! No matter how many times I see them, they make me laugh!! I recommend just scrolling down the video list on his YouTube channel and starting at the beginning. Here’s one every cat owned crafter can relate to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV3SWjrt2rE

I can’t believe tomorrow is already the last day! I do have at least one more fun post planned for you, so don’t forget to stop back by!!

~D.Ann

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Just. Can’t. Even.? – A Little Coffee Makes Everything Better Card

Welcome back to my second post for the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop.

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I thought I’d start by sharing with you something cool that came my way recently. Knowing I love tea and tea parties, my cousins surprised me this fabulously beautiful and unique Burton + Burton teapot/cup for one, and a terrific loose-leaf brewer/strainer with a bunch of wonderful Teavana teas, including a DIVINE chocolate decadence oolong. What a bunch of sweeties they are!! The teapot came from an amazing tea house called Batar, near Seymour, Indiana. Check out their website to see their amazing edible cookie gift boxes and other fun stuff. Worth stopping by if you’re travelling through!! (They serve regular tea-bag teas, but their food was delish and the shopping delightful for any tea/coffee lover!!)

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Now, on to today’s card. I have a fun shaker tag on it with a concealed gift card for a coffee drinking friend:

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I think most gals with CFS feel that chick most days – talk about hitting the wall! lol! If I were making this for me, I’d’ve put ‘chocolate’ instead of coffee. : )

Among other things that inspired this card were the Bellarific Friday {Mojo}Bella Card Sketch (#19) and color inspiration photo:

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A quick note on how the leaves were made: I love how the Color Burst pigment powders do just what their name says… you sprinkle just a little on your paper, then spritz with water and the colors really do burst on the scene!

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Now, I could’ve added more color and spritzed again, but I wanted that just for some natural variation in the fall leaves. I then cut them out and colored the rest in with Copics and distressed them, folding in the veins. In real life, they look pretty realistic!

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Oh, one other quick note… I had a brand new Hero Arts ombre pad that came unglued from the base. A while back another manufacturer’s petal point ink pad did the same and they told me just to glue it back on. I wrote Hero Arts asking the best way to glue theirs back on and they quickly wrote back saying that they stand by their product and would replace it for me. It was in the mail the very next day. THAT is customer service, folks!! This pad has worked fine ever since. Now I love Hero Arts all the more!

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts – A Little stamp set
  • Stamping Bella – the chicks who “couldn’t even” stamp set
  • CAS-ual Fridays – Scallop Tag and Acorn Fri-dies
  • Hero Arts ombre Butter Bar to Orange Soda dye ink pad
  • Color Box Cocoa pigment ink (for COFFEE)
  • Ranger clear embossing powder (over the cocoa ink)
  • Memento Rich cocoa ink (bird and sentiment)
  • Ken Oliver’s Color Bursts:  Sepia, Burnt Orange, Yellow Ochre
  • Copic Markers:
    • Bird & wall: C1, 3, 5; Y13, 15, 17; YR04, 07; R29, 89; W1, 3
    • Leaves: E29, YR02, 04, 07; R29, 39
  • Pebbles, Inc. Basic Brights Chalks
  • Dreamweaver Picasso tool (for clouds)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Leaf Glitter – Brownstone
  • Core-dinations cardstock – white & orange
  • Tombow: Xtreme permanent adhesive and foam tape
  • Misc. seed beads
  • Starbucks gift card

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges – just click on any one for more information:

Thanks for stopping by today and for all of your kind comments!

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Farewell Bonfire – Single Layer Savvy – Grumpy Kitty Card

Welcome back to the MFT Camp Create special Farewell Bonfire (although there is one more session before it’s truly farewell).

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After pigging out on imaginary s’mores, the campfire craft session dealt with Single Layer Savvy. So I did a little masking and put together this little scene:

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I used warm and cool gray tones to add to the grumpiness and a touch of pink to show there are better times in this little guy’s life. I like how the thin black border sets  it off!

Supplies:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: BB I Knead You & BB You Make My Tail Wag
  • Coredinations cardstock: black, white, gray
  • Copic Markers: C1, 3; RV02, 04; W1, 3, 5
  • Sakura Pigma Micron 1 black pen
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Tombow mono adhesive

This earns me the special badge…

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If you haven’t already done so, you’re going to want to join the fun as the prize is amazing!!

I am participating in the following challenges – click on any one for more information:

After a short break, I’ll be back with the final session from Camp Create.

~D.Ann

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