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Sending Smiles Accross the Ocean

Hello my Stamper Friends,

I am still reporting from accross the Atlantic Ocean, from my home country Austria.
I am really enjoying my role as Oma to our adorable grandson. Life has been busy over the past two weeks, and it will not let up as we are off to a week of Fasnacht craziness with our friends in Ottenheim, Germany.
Before I leave I want to share a special card I made for my husband Gord, it was his birthday, and I was not with him this year. I decided last minute not to mail the card, but instead hiding it for him along with his present. It was fun to send him on the scavenger hunt through the house, and it sounds like he liked his card.

As you know by now, my goal is always to make cards that are quick, easy and duplicatable. My inspirations come from projects posted on Pinterest and from the many talented paper crafters all over the world.
  
          
Product List:
Stamp: Lift Me Up (16 rubber stamps, page 10 2017 Occasions Catalogue)
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla and So Saffron cardstock, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron - ink refill
Tools: Aqua Painters (page 180 Annual Catalogue)
Embellishments: Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (page 9 2017 Occasions Catalogue), Lace Doilies

I used Calypso Coral cardstock for my first design, then - staying within the colour scheme of the DSP pack - I switched to Bermuda Bay for Gord's card.  

    
Instructions:
1) Fold 81/2"x 5 1/2" piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at the 4 1/4" scoreline
2) Adhere 51/4"x 4" piece of DSP to card front, inside mats are 5"x 3 3/4" (So Soffron) and 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" (Very Vanilla)
3) Apply a light watercolour wash to 4 3/4"x 3 1/2" Very Vanilla piece of cardstock, let dry for a few minutes before attaching to the card front
4) Cut and adhere your two banners, layer the doily on top of it, Very Vanilla side up!
5) Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla/gold label, then attach label to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals
6) Attach mini tassel and paper bow using Glue Dots and you are DONE! Congratulations!

This was the spot where I was going to post the video link, but I was unable to upload it. I will keep trying though, sorry!

All you need to make this card in Calypso Coral are the following item, adhesives and inks not included.
142745 Cupcakes & Carousels CS pack  $10.00
142767 Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit  $15.75
142744 Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Pack  $12.50
142896 Lift Me Up stamp set (clear, blocks not included) $26.00
103954 Aqua Painters  $22.50
Total Product list: $86.75, which will quilfy you for ONE FREE Sale-A-Bration item.

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Thank you all for visiting my blog,
be happy, create and stamp with

Christine

Hello Dragonfly!

Hi my Stamper Friends,

as I am sitting in my living-room in Austria, I wonder what everyone is doing right at this moment ...
Some of you might be shoveling snow, some might be gald they made it to work without slipping off the slick roads, others could be just lucky enough to be able to stay home and stamp their hearts out - making Valentines.
I am keeping busy preparing for family visiting me here for a few weeks.
But ... no worries, I am still nurtoring my creative soul and mind, more details will be posted soon.

Before taking off for my vacation I sent out Thank You card to all my January customers and Stampingbirds Team members. There were several different variations of the same design, here are some of them.

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Product List:
Stamp: 
Cottage Greetings (page 74 Annual Catalogue)
Paper: Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla card stock, Gold Foil Sheets
Ink: Tip Top Taupe
Tools: Big Shot, Detailed Dagonfly Thinlits Dies, Bunch of Banners Framelits 
Embellishments:
Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim, 3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB 2017) Lace Doilies 

I picked two designs of the lovely DSP, made sure to use the Very Vanilla side of our Lace Doilies.
The Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack is FREE product with a $60 order during SAB 2017, I used the vanilla ribbon woven with shiny golden accents.

Instructions:
1) Fold 8 1/2"x 5 1/2" piece of Sahara Sand CS, scored at 4 1/2"
2) Adhere 5 1/4" x 4" piece of DSP to card front, same size of Very Vanilla CS goes to the inside of the card
3) Glue the Lace Doily to card front, attach ribbons, approx. 11" in length each, and adhere the cut out dragonfly
4) Stamp sentiment on bottom right side of the card using Tip Top Taupe ink
5) Stamp "Thanks" on strip of Very Vanilla CS and cut out banner using Bunch of Banners Framelits, adhere to card front using Dimensionals and/or Glue Dots, and you are DONE! Congratulations!

Thank you so much for your interest in my blog posts, hope you enjoy my movie.
I want to give credit to Cathy Caines of inthecatcave.com, I found her card on Pinterest and CASEd it.

Now time to lean back and watch
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Thank you all,
be happy, create and stamp with

Christine


Skip to the Sale-A-Bration with Paper Pumpkin

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Hello my Stamper Friends,

Just want to share this video with you. Looking back at the past Paper Pumpkin year, so much fun to see it all in
and I will get back to you shortly.

Let's skip to the fun, be happy, stamp and create,


Christine

Fresh start with new ideas - 1 in 10 Card Video

Hello my Stamping Friends,
I am back, bringing some news to you. 
There will be series of videos posted, along with photos, product list and short instructions on "How To .."
For starters I am planning to publish one video every 2 weeks. I am calling it "1 in 10", meaning 1 card in 10 minutes.
As you can see, I am going to show how easy annd quick it is to make a hand-made card.

So let's start:
My first "1in10" card is called "Beautiful You", named after the stamp set on page 24 of 2017 Occasions Catalogue.
I am also using paper from "Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Pack", from 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue (pg 174).



Product List:

Stamp: Beautiful You 
Paper: Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Pack, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Momento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Watercolour Pencils - NEW!!
Tools: Blender Pen

I used our new Watercolor Pencils to colour in the areas I wanted to highlight. The Blender Pen is the perfect tool to create a cohesive look, well blended, a bit of shading, almost like an painter would do, but trust me, I am far from being an artist! With the help in my tools, the right background paper and stamp set, I created a beautiful card showingg a lady dancing on the shore, maybe here in sunny Nova Scotia ....

      
Using Momento Ink ensure a clean, crisp image that will not fade or smear when colouring 
or blending.

Instructions:
1) Fold 8 1/2"x 5 1/2" piece of Bermuda Bay CS, scored at 4 1/4"
2) For inside, 2 layers, glue 5"x 3 3/4" Whipser White onto 5 1/8"x 3 7/8" Melon Mambo and attach to inside of card
3) Stamp the image and sentiment on 5 1/4"x 4" piece of DSP
4) Using Watercolour Pencils colour in the image, then blend inks to create the finished look
5) Adhere DSP to card front - give yourself a pat on the shoulder, because you are DONE! Congratulations!

Thank you for your interest in my card. I find inspiration for most of my work on Pinterest, am always looking for ideas and samples to copy, which is ok to do. This is
, open 24/7.

Thank you all,
Be happy, create and stamp with

Christine








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