Saturday 24 February 2024

You're Too Kind

Hello crafters!  I started today's card by cutting the Layered Hibiscus in yellows, reds and pinks.  I cut a wide white panel and added some sticky adhesive sheet on to it.  I peeled the backing paper off and attached the various hibiscus flowers to it.  I used Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz on the remaining sticky areas.  I embossed a piece of white card with the Tidal Sands embossing folder and attached the panel to the left side.  I made a single Hibiscus flower out of white card and I inked the flower with yellow in the centre and hot pink around the edges.  I added a yellow stamen and some green leaves and added it to the right side of the card.  I cut the You're Too Kind sentiment in black and added it to a white shadow backing piece the attached it to the card next to the single flower.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4"  x  8 3/4"  in size.  All for now, Sue x





 
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Friday 23 February 2024

Sincere Thanks

Hello bloggers!  I reached into my pixied background stash for this one!  I cannot take the credit for it, however, my Grandkids made this one on their last visit.  I thought it was such a beautiful soft look that I just had to use it!  They used a combination of Candy Pink, Aqua Lagoon and Rich Gold Pixie Powders.  Using the Scalloped End Rectangles, I cut a wide white frame and added mounting foam to the back of it.  I attached it to the centre of the card.  I used the Layered Magnolias and cut them in white.  I used a combination of Distress Inks on them including Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber and Antique Linen.  I assembled the inked flowers and added them to a brown stem with green leaves and yellow buds attached.  I used the flowers to sort of curl around the opposite corners of the frame.  I cut the Sincere Thanks sentiment in black and glued it inside the frame.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x  8 1/4"  in size.  All for now, Sue x






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Thursday 22 February 2024

Just For You

Hello crafters!  I embossed a piece of white card with the Padded Quilt embossing folder.  Using the Clipped Corner Rectangles, I cut a multi-layered frame with a wider white base and a thinner frame cut from Soft Lavender card on top.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame and added a piece of white card with a sticky adhsive sheet to it.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I attached it to the embossed background with mounting foam.  I cut the Layered Coneflowers in shades of purple and lilac.  I cut the stems and leaves in shades of green.  I assembled the flowers and arranged them inside the frame.  I cut the Just For You sentiment in Amethyst card and added it to a white shadow backing piece.  I added it underneath the frame with mounting foam.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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Wednesday 21 February 2024

Sending A Happy Hello

 Hi there my crafty friends!  I embossed a piece of white card with the Rope Chain Embossing Folder.  I used the scalloped die from the Coronet Lace die set and cut it in white twice.  I glued the borders down both sides of the card.  I cut the Gloria die with two pieces of white card.  I used the bottom piece of white card and coloured the image with alcohol ink markers.  I covered the middle of the die (not on the flowers of the die)  with a sticky adhesive sheet then added the white die cut on top of it.  I covered the sticky adhesive area with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I cut the Sending A Happy Hello sentiment in black and added it to a white shadow backing die and attached it across the centre of the die cut.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  8 1/4" in size.  

The winner of the February Blog Launch Die Release is.................................................................................................................................................................................................... June Smith!!!

Congratulations!  Please contact me at americansue1@gmail.com to claim your prize and confirm your postal address.  All for now, Sue x






 
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Tuesday 20 February 2024

Wishes For A Beautiful Birthday

Hello bloggers!  I selected a piece of Periwinkle card for the background.  I used the Coronet Lace Border and cut it in black four times.  I glued the pieces around the edge of the card, overlapping slightly in the corners.  I cut the Della die with a piece of black card on top of a piece of white card.  I used the bottom white piece to colour the image with alcohol ink markers.  I glued the black die cut on top and added it to the centre of the card with mountig foam.  I stamped the sentiment from the Sending Sunshine stamp set and cut it out with the decorative oval from the middle of the Della die set.  I added it to the die with mounting foam.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4"  x  7 3/4"  in size.  All for now, Sue x





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Monday 19 February 2024

Sincere Thanks

Hello there my crafty friends!   I started this card by cutting a piece of white card and using the swirl stamp from the Sending Sunshine stamp set all around the edges of the card.  Once stamped, I inked the edges with Worn Lipstick distress ink and Tumbled Glass Distress ink.  I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet, then peeled off the backing paper and coated it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I cut a smaller piece of white card and matted it with a piece of Periwinkle card and a black card mat.  I added it to the centre of the card with mounting foam.  Using the Layered Hydrangea die, I cut the stem and leaves in shades of green.  I cut the flower heads out of Periwinkle card and inked the edges with Worn Lipstick.  I assembled the flower head and added it to the stems and leaves and attached it to the card.  I cut the Sincere Thanks sentiment out of black card an attached it to a white shadow backing piece.  I added the sentiment below the flower.  I added several clear water crystals randomly to the background.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4"  x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







 
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Sunday 18 February 2024

Lena

Good Sunday morning all!  I selected a piece of white card as the background.  Using the Double Stitched Rectangles, I made a multi-layered frame using a wider white base and a thin frame of soft Lavender card on top.  I added the frame with mounting foam on to a Noble Looped Rectangle cut in white.  I cut the Lena die with a piece of black card on top of a piece of white card as I ran it through the die cutting machine.  I used the white embossed copy to colour the image.  I used alcohol markers in shades of purple for the flowers.  I seated the die cut in the frame and added the centre floral piece with mounting foam.  I added some pearls as accents and completed the card with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are  in size.  All for now, Sue x   








 
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Saturday 17 February 2024

Thinking Of You

 Hello there my crafty friends!  I started today's card by stamping the heart and paw stamp from the Pet Pals Stamp Set in Spun Sugar Distress ink all over a piece of white card.  Using the Noble Looped Ovals, I cut a medium sized die out of white card.  I added a white frame cut using the Double Stitched Ovals and added it to the Looped Oval with mounting foam.  I cut Rufus out of tan card and added a taupe muzzle to him.  I cut a white crown and glittered the top pieces.  I cut a white envelope and added a pink heart to it then attached it to his mouth.  A small pink flower and leaves were added to his tai.  I added Rufus inside the frame with mounting foam and added three small pink hearts above him.  I cut the Thinking Of You sentiment out of tan card and added it to a white shadow backing die.  I added the sentiment with mounting foam to the bottom of the card.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x







 
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