One Wild Ride

When I was 20 years younger my husband and I would go riding on his dirt bike and it was one wild ride!  He put pegs on the back of his bike so I had a place to put me feet, since dirt bikes are a “one man” bike.  I’d hang on for my life (lol) as we went zipping along.  He is now thinking about getting a street bike, like the one in the One Wild Ride Set.

Besides having a wonderful motorcycle image the One Wild Ride set is full of great greetings.  It is a perfect set to make cards for the guy in your life.

 

One Wild Ride My Tanglewood Cottage

 

One Wild Ride Side My Tanglewood Cottage

To make you will need the following pieces of card stock:

  • 1 piece of 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ watercolor paper
  • 2 pieces of Real Red card stock cut at 4  1/2″ x 3  3/4″ and 1  1/2″ x 5  1/4″
  • 3 pieces of Basic Black card stock cut at 4  3/8″ x 3  5/8″; 1  3/8″ x 5 1/8″; and 1  7/8″ x 5  1/4″
  • 1 piece of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Basic Grey card stock
  • 3 pieces of Very Vanilla card stock cut at 4′ x 5 1/4″; 1  1/4″ x 5″; and 3  1/4″ x 1″
  • 3  1/4 x 1  3/4″ copy paper

To make this card:

  1. Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the motorcycle on the copy paper then cut it out.  You will use this piece as a mask.
  2. Using Stazon Jet Black ink, stamp the motorcycle on the watercolor paper
  3. Place the motorcycle mask over the cycle stamped on the watercolor paper.  Ink the mountains from the In the Meadow set in Smoky Slate ink, spritz it with water a couple of times and then stamp it behind the motorcycle image.   Remove mask.
  4. Using an Aqua Painter watercolor a shadow under the motorcycle using Smoky Slate ink and then let the paper dry.
  5. Stamp the “Born to Ride” greeting on the 3  1/4″ x 1″ piece of Very Vanilla piece and die cut it out with the Bunch of Banners Framelits or fussy cut it out.
  6.  Stamp the Route 66, tire tracks and “birthday wishes to the leader of the pack!” on the 1  1/4″ x 5″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  7. Fold the Basic Gray card stock at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″
  8. Adhere the 1  7/8″ x 5  1/4″ Basic Black piece of card stock to the bottom portion of the front panel.
  9. Adhere the watercolor paper to the Basic Black 4  3/8″ x 3  5/8″ card stock.
  10. Adhere the Black card stock to the 4  1/2″ x 3  3/4″ Real Red card stock.
  11. Apply adhesive to the back lower portion only of the 4  1/2″ x 3  3/4″ Real Red card stock then adhere the layered piece to the card front centering it on the card front.
  12. Adhere the “Born to Ride” piece to the lower portion of the layered piece.
  13. Adhere the 1  1/2″ x 5  1/4″ Real Red piece to the lower edge of the 4″ x 5  1/4″ Very Vanilla  piece.
  14. Adhere the 1  3/8″ x 5 1/8″ Basic Black card stock to the Real Red piece you just adhered to the Very Vanilla
  15. Adhere the stamped 1  1/4″ x 5″ Very Vanilla piece to the Basic Black card stock you just adhered.
  16. Adhere the Very Vanilla layered piece to the inside of the card.
  17. Fold the card into the easel fold.

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I hope you were inspired today.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop Steps It Up For August

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It’s time for another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop to get your creative juices inspired!  This month we are going to dazzle you with stepping up our original card to a version that is sure to tickle your fancy.  Our first project will be the “I’m in a hurry” card, followed by a look at the same card, just stepped up a bit.  You know the “I have a bit more time to fuss with this card” version.  The next card will be will be totally stepped up, that “Oh, this is a fancy card!”  (I do have to confess I ended up with four versions of the card rather than three!  You will see how simple it was to do just that!)

How the Wacky Watercooler Blog HopWorks: 

Before I show you my cards I wanted to remind you that this is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started. You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.

If you have been moving forward through the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop you would have arrived here after visiting Priscilla Ivler’s blog.  I love visiting Priscilla’s Blog, she is so creative!

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I decided to use the Jar of Love stamp set from Stampin’ Up! as my featured stamp set for this blog  hop.  I also used the Balloon Celebration and Endless Birthday Wishes sets.

“I’m in a hurry” Card- Birthday Wishes

Where my inspiration came from:  My daughter had a birthday this month and while thinking of her I began to make this card.  I wanted to send her a card with the greeting “birthday wishes” on it.  And, as I’m looking at the jar image I’m thinking “What am I going to fill it with?”  I’ve seen so many cards with the beautiful flowers that come with this set that I decided I wanted to do something different.  So…. I began to think… when I was a kid I loved to pick dandelions once they had gone to seed and blow “wishes”.   “Ah, perfect” I thought, “We have a dandelion stamp in the Birthday Celebration set!”

 

Jar of Love 1 My Tanglewood Cottage

How I created this card:

  • On a piece of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Extra Think Whisper White card stock folded in half, I stamped the jar at an angle (from the Jar of Love set) using Smoking Slate ink in the upper left hand corner of the card front.
  • Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the greeting (in the upper right hand corner) using two separate stamps from the Endless Birthday Wishes set…the birthday stamp and the wishes stamp.
  • Using the larger dandelion stamp from Balloon Celebration I stamped the image randomly in the lower right corner and some in the jar to make the wishes appear as they were being poured out of the jar.  The inks I used were Perfect Plum and Old Olive.
  • On a scrap piece of Sliver Foil paper, using Black Stazon, I stamped the jar lid.
  • Using the lid die cut from Everyday Jars Framelits I die cut the lid and then attached it with adhesive over the jar mouth.

“I have a bit more time to fuss with this card” Version

By simply adding a banner and die cutting the jar you can easily step up the original card.

 

Jar of Love 2 My Tanglewood Cottage

To created this card:

You will need a piece of 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Old Olive card stock folded in half; a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock; a piece of 2″ x 3 7/8″ Perfect Plum card stock; and a 2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White card stock, a scrap piece of Sliver Foil paper about 1 3/4″ x 1/2″

  • Attach the Whisper White card stock to the Old Olive card base.
  • Cut the piece of 2″ x 3 7/8″ Perfect Plum piece into a banner and adhere it to the Whisper White card stock about 1/2″ from the left hand side.
  • Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink stamp the greeting (in the upper right hand corner) using two separate stamps from Endless Birthday Wishes set…the birthday stamp and the wishes stamp.
  • Stamp the jar on the 2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White card stock using Smoky Slate ink and die cut out using the Everyday Jars Framelits.
  • Using the larger dandelion stamp from Balloon Celebration stamp the image randomly in the lower right corner and some in the jar to make the wishes appear as they were being poured out of the jar.  The inks are Perfect Plum and Old Olive.
  • On a scrap piece of Sliver Foil paper, using Black Stazon, stamp the jar lid.
  • Using the lid die from Everyday Jars Framelits, die cut the lid and then attached it with adhesive over the jar mouth.
  • Adhere the jar on to the card front at angle over the banner.

“Oh, this is a fancy card!” Version

This next step up is by adding some depth to the card and making a shaker card.

 

Jar of Love 3 My Tanglewood Cottage

To created this card:

You will need a piece of 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Old Olive card stock folded in half; a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock; a piece of 2″ x 3 7/8″ Perfect Plum card stock; and a 2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White card stock, a scrap piece of Sliver Foil paper about 1 3/4″ x 1/2″; a piece of 2″ x 3″ of acetate paper;  scrap Whisper White card stock; and a piece of Silver Glitter paper.

  • Cut the piece of 2″ x 3 7/8″ Perfect Plum into a banner and adhere to the Whisper White card stock about 1/2″ from the left hand side. (Yep, adhere it before you cut the jar shape out!)
  • Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink stamp the greeting (in the upper right hand corner) using two separate stamps from the Endless Birthday Wishes set…the birthday stamp and the wishes stamp.
  • Place the large jar die from the Everyday Jars Framelits over the “banner section” and run it through the Big Shot to cut out the jar shape.  (Be sure to leave yourself enough room from the edges to add the foam strips to create the shaker portion of the card.)
  • Stamp the jar image on the acetate using Black Stazon ink.
  • Adhere the acetate piece to the back of the Whisper White card stock so the image shows through the jar opening. (This will allow you to determine where you want to stamp the dandelion images.)
  • Using the larger dandelion stamp from Balloon Celebration stamp the image randomly in the lower right corner to make the wishes appear as they were being poured out of the jar.  The inks are Perfect Plum and Old Olive.
  • Again, using the larger dandelion stamp, stamp three images or more on the 2″ x 3″ Whisper White card stock. (This will be the back to the shaker)
  • Once more using the larger dandelion stamp, stamp seven images on the scrap Whisper White card stock and fussing cut them out – this does not have to be exact.
  • Using the heart die from the Everyday Jars Framelits die cut hearts from the glitter paper.
  • Edge the backside of the jar image that is stamped on the acetate with a foam strip.  (You will not use a full strip for this.)
  • Fill the open shaker portion with the fussy cut dandelions and the hearts.  You will need three hearts for the card front.  (Make sure you have the shaker pieces facing the right way.)
  • Remove the film from the foam strip to expose the sticky side.
  • Adhere the 2″ x 3″ Whisper White card stock with the the dandelion images facing up to enclose the shaker pieces.
  • Adhere the 5 1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White card stock to the card base. (I used foam strips along the edges.)
  • On a scrap piece of Sliver Foil paper, using Black Stazon, stamp the jar lid.
  • Using the lid die from Everyday Jars Framelits, die cut the lid and then attached it with adhesive over the jar mouth.
  • Attached the remaining three hearts to the card.

“Oh, this is a little fancier card!” Version

Do you see the next step up?  I embossed the banner with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.

 

Jar of Love 4 My Tanglewood Cottage

To create this card you would follow the instructions for the prior card with the exception  of embossing the banner prior to adhering it to the Whisper White card stock.  You can download the PDF instructions here.

I hope you enjoyed the cards as much as I enjoyed the challenge for this Blog Hop.

Your next stop is with is with Fiona Whitehead.  This is Fiona’s first hop with us.  I am so excited to see what she has created for us.  Why don’t we check it out – just click on the “Next” Watercooler!

 

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Playful Pals – It’s A Frog!

Years ago when my husband and I were first dating in the early spring he would call me on the phone to chat.  His home was located in the country and there was a huge pond on the property that was creek “fed”.  And I bet you can guess what the pond was full of (besides fish!) – frogs!  I can still remember the sound of bull frogs croaking through the phone as we talked!  Over the years I came to love that sound and the memories it brings to mind.

Playful Pals is such a cute set and of course you can make an adorable frog card with it!  This little guy is all decked out with a Pacific Point bow tie to hop on over and wish one of my grandsons a happy birthday!  He sits on a lily pad of Always Artichoke card stock created from an oval shape with a slit made in it, and then sponged around the edges with Always Artichoke ink.  The leaves are from the Botanical Blooms Suite and the water was created by running a piece of Soft Sky through the Big Shot in the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The waves are from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.

 

Playful Pals Frog My Tangewood Cottage

 

Do you know what frogs eat?  I wasn’t sure so I Googled to find out.  According to KidZone, they are actually  carnivores, which means that they will eat meat.  (Who would have guessed!)   However, small to medium sized frogs eat insects such as flies and mosquitoes.  So this next frog is a small to medium variety!

 

Playful Pals Frog with fly My Tanglewood Cottage

I just couldn’t resist adding a tongue and a fly to this card!

Isn’t this a fun card?  I think I will have to give my husband one of these cards too for his birthday in memory of our earlier days!

That’s it for now.  Ribbit (Thanks for stopping by in frog talk!)

 

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