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Have Some Spooky Fun!

Good morning! It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week our challenge is about Fancy Folds. Here is the inspiration

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #150 Fancy Folds

And here is my card

Have Some Spooky Fun

I used the Double Z Fold technique for my card. I used a reference sheet from Beth Adams for all the dimensions for cutting and scoring. Here is her reference sheet

Double Z Fold Card Dimensions by Beth Adams

My card base is Basic Black and the first layers are Tangerine Tango. The top layers are Whisper White that I sponged the backgrounds on using Stampin Up inks in Tangerine Tango, Yo Yo Yellow, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse and Concord Crush. For the right side panel I masked the moon shape before sponging the background. I used the following stamp and dies to create the scenes – Stampin Up Spooky Fun, Home Sweet Home, Star of Light and the Duet Banner Punch.

The possibilities are endless with this fold card. So many cute and amazing scenes you can create.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂

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Graduation Congrats

Good morning! Today we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper. This challenge is all about Dads and Grads and here is the inspiration

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #149 Dads and Grads

With another year of school wrapping up I chose to make a graduation card.

Graduation Congrats

I love punch art and have always wanted to create these adorable owl graduation cards I have seen so this was the perfect time to give it a go! I used the following colors of cardstock – Close to Cocoa, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White and Crumb Cake. I used the following punches – 3 inch scalloped circle for the body and wings, Top Note Die for the head, 1 1/4, 1 and 3/4 inch for the eyes, 1 1/4 inch square for the hat, 1 inch square for the beak and the large oval for chest. For the diploma I used a 1 inch piece of Whisper white rolled up and tied a piece of ribbon around it.

If you haven’t ever played around with punch art you should definitely try it out. It’s so much fun and the possibilities are endless. I love to explore Pinterest for punch art ideas!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Wild Ride

Good morning! It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week our challenge is all about Birthday’s. Here is the inspiration

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 144 - Birthday

Here is what I created

I started with a Basic Black card base and then added a layer of burlap paper. For the main layer I used a piece of gold foil paper and a technique called Black Ice. I used the Stampin Up set Country Livin for the truck and boots images and the set One Wild Ride for the sentiment. If you have never seen the Black Ice technique here is a good video tutorial by Melissa Kerman

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next tine

Happy Crafting 🙂


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Looking Window

Good morning! I wanted to share a mixed media canvas I created for my sweet friend Pattie Oisten. I used the theme for our new challenge this week over at Stamp Ink Paper. Here is the inspiration for this weeks challenge

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 143 Basket of Flowers

And this is the canvas I created

Looking Window

I do not own any stamps with a basket so I went with a window box full of flowers.

My friend Delores Miller has taken me under her wing and is teaching me all about mixed media. I have completely fell in love with it!

For this canvas we started out by covering it completely with chipboard block pieces and then covering it with heavy black gesso. While that was drying we die cut the Tim Holtz window, box and topper and coated them with heavy black gesso followed with a coat of distress teal paint. Once everything was dry we added the paper scene and Paper dolls behind the window and attached these to the center of the canvas. Next we distressed the canvas edges and the window with finnabair rust effect pastes. Next I added all the embellishments and highlighted them using Prima waxes. To give more of an aged look I sprayed the whole canvas with a coffee mixture.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy crafting 🙂


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My Heartfelt Wish

Good morning! It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week we have a fun Sketch for you to play along with.

Stamp Ink Paper Sketch Challenge #141

And here is what I created using the sketch

My Heartfelt Wish

I just recently got my first order of stamps from Lavinia and decided to get them inked up for this challenge.

I started with a Tempting Turquoise card base. Next I took a panel of Whisper white and created a Bokeh background. To do this I just randomly sponged Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive until the whole panel was created. Using a stencil, I created by punching different sized circles, I sponged white craft ink randomly over the panel. When the craft ink dries it becomes opaque so that you can see the shade of inks behind it. I cut a piece of the panel and placed on the left side of my card base and then took the remaining piece and backed it on a piece of Basic Black. Next I stamped the fairy, dust and pods using Versafine black ink and then added this panel to my card base. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine on the lower right. To finish I added 3 black enamel dots on the lower left.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂


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True Spirit of Christmas

Good morning! If your on the east coast I hope you made it safely through the storms this past weekend with no damage. We had winds up to 60mph! Spring surely came in like a lion.

I wanted to share our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper . This week our challenge is Four Legged Friends

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #140 Four Legged Friends

Since I have been on a roll with making Christmas cards I choose a deer for my four legged friend.

Here is what I created

True Spirit of Christmas

I started with a Basic Black card base and then added a layer of Marina Mist. The next layer is a piece of Whisper White that I embossed with the Stampin Up Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and sponged the lower embossed areas with Marina Mist ink. Next I die cut an oval in whisper white and masked off a 1 inch circle and sponged the sky with Marina Mist ink. I also sponged a few shadow areas on the bottom area. I removed the 1 inch mask to reveal the moon and stamped the deer, from the Stampin Up Christmas Deer set, using Stazon Black ink and then added some sequins in the deer’s rack. After this dried I die cut the next larger size oval in Basic Black and layered these pieces together and adhered to my card. Next I punched the snowflake (SU) in Whisper White and sponged with Marina Mist ink and applied a small dot of silver Stickles in the center then added to my card using dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin Up set Snow Swirled on Whisper White and then punched out with an SU oval punch and layered on top of a black oval and then adhered to my card. To finish I added the bow I made from Marina Mist seam binding.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Come join us this week, we would love to see what critter you choose for the four legged friends challenge!

Until next time

Happy crafting 🙂


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SIP Challenge #139 – Ribbon

Good morning! Although the weather is turning towards spring I wanted to use our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper to get some Christmas cards made. This week our challenge is all about ribbon

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #139 Ribbon

Here is the card I created

Merry Christmas

This is such an easy card to make. I started with a Real Red card base. Next I die cut 2 layers from a nesting scalloped dot die set in Whisper White. I adhered the larger layer directly on the card base and then added the smaller layer using dimensionals. Next I die cut the pines from the Stampin Up Pretty Pines dies in Lucky Limeade and glued them down in the upper left corner and added a bow in Real Red. To finish I die cut the sentiment in Real Red and glued down in the center.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂