Thursday, February 22, 2024

Thursday Challenge - CCMC806


I hope your week is going well! This week we have a color challenge, and since yesterday was my husband's birthday, I thought these colors would make a great birthday card for him:


He's so darn sweet! I left it by the coffeepot for him to find. (Since we retired, he has taken over the coffee making duty.) He commented on all the little details and how he liked the colors. 💖 Next year we'll celebrate our golden anniversary....I think I'll keep him, lol.

I used Crushed Curry on the Rays of Light stamp and covered it with vellum before die cutting. The Radiating Stitches die was used first, then the Perennial Postage die. The Wanted to Say greeting was cut twice, in Coastal Cabana and Basic White, with the white adhered a little bit offset.

The truck and gifts were fussy cut, and you can't really see it, but I put a tiny piece of Window Sheet in the window for the glass. It was popped up on the white Stylish Shapes Circle, which was popped up on the Coastal Cabana circle.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Pick Me Up

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Hop theme is "pick me up", so get well/thinking of you cards are our inspiration today. I thought the greeting in Hot Air Balloon was perfect for this!


On a Pool Party card base I adhered the clouds from the free SAB Sunny Days DSP. The Basic White clouds were die cut and adhered to vellum, then the balloons were stamped and die cut and popped up over the clouds. Some Wink of Stella was added for a little shimmer on the Parakeet Party balloon.


The greeting was also popped up, then some Mini Glue Dots were placed behind the clouds, balloons, and greeting to adhere the vellum to the card.


That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.


Stampin' Up! products used:

  • Stamps: Hot Air Balloon
  • Paper: Basic White, Pool Party, Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green, Vellum, Sunny Days DSP
  • Ink:  Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Hot Air Balloon Dies, Clear Wink of Stella




Thursday, February 15, 2024

Thursday Challenge - CCMC805


This week's Thursday Challenge is a sketch, giving me the perfect opportunity to play with my Online Exclusive preorder of the Simply Zinnia Suite Collection, which will be available for customer purchase on March 4th. Here's the sketch we used:


If you know me AT ALL, you know that Zinnias are my absolute favorite flower. They are so stinking easy to grow, and produce masses of colorful blooms that the pollinators love, and they make beautiful bouquets, too! The more you cut, the more they bloom. What's not to love?!


So you better believe this set made it into my cart the very first day we, as demonstrators, could order it! The background is embossed with the Zinnia 3D embossing folder. On top of that are two pieces of Flowering Zinnias DSP - the back one measures 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" and the top measures 2 3/4" x 3 3/4".


After coloring* and die cutting the zinnias, they were popped up on dimensionals with the greeting, and a few Adhesive-backed Shiny Sequins (also part of the Flowering Zinnias Suite Collection) were added.

*Stampin' Blends Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Highland Heather, Old Olive, Lemon Lolly, Pumpkin Pie