Birthday Blooms – clean and simple

I have a sweet friend who recently had a birthday and I wanted to wish her a happy day.  So I looked at my stash and pulled out the Birthday Blooms set.  Have I told you recently I love this set, especially the large flower?  LOL.  Only every time I use this set!

This was such an easy card to make and for me it was very clean and simple.  I used a piece from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack for the layer between the Rose Red card base and Whisper White panel.  The flower was colored with Rose Red and Old Olive markers then I did some fussy cutting, since it is so relaxing for me, and cut out the flower image.  The flower was adhered at the bottom corner, just off the card stock.  Next, using Daffodil Delight ink I stamped the “dots” and finished stamping the greeting with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

 

Birthday Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage Rose Red

 

Clean and simple, right?

Because the flower extends outside the card base I made an envelope to contain the card.

If you need any of the products I used they are listed below and you can click on the image and it will take you directly to my store.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!

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Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – a Focus on 2014-2016 In-Colors

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It’s time for another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  We are focusing on the 2014-2016 In-Colors that are retiring this year for this blob hop.  And, one of our projects will be  CASEing a friend (how fun is that!)

I’m sad to say good-bye to some beautiful colors, so all three of my projects feature them.  I’m going to order a stash of paper and ink of these colors while I can still get them!

About the Blog Hop:  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 Buffy Cooper’s blog.  I love her work!

Happy Hopping!

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Sunburst Sayings

I originally was not going to order the Sunburst bundle.  I felt I couldn’t be creative or think outside the box with this set.  Then I started seeing some fabulous cards made with the Sunburst Sayings and the Sunburst Thinlits Die.  I have to laugh at myself after thinking such, because this card definitely did not require me to think outside the box.  But, I love the look of it with the gorgeous Blackberry Bliss and rich Hello Honey colors.

I have plans to use this bundle on a scrapbook page soon, and have ideas floating around in my head for other cards.

 

Sunburst Sayings My Tanglewood Cottage

Birthday Blooms

I have to say I love, love, love the Birthday Blooms set.  The large flower is  beautiful when simply stamped without adding ink to the inside of it.  I think it is stunning when color is added.

For this card I used the floating re-inker technique to add color to the flower.  To make areas darker I just added more Lost Lagoon ink to the image by lightly touching my brush to the water to pull the ink to the paper.  The leaves are watercolored with Mossy Meadow, even the lighter colored leaves.  For  the center of the flower I used a Tangelo Twist marker once the image had dried.

 

Birthday Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage WWC

 

Birthday Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage WWC 2

Floating Re-Inker Technique

For those of you who have never tried this technique it is quiet simple.

  1. You stamp your image on watercolor paper with VersaMark and then sprinkle embossing powder on and heat it.
  2. Spritz the watercolor paper with a generous amount of water.  I usually use a paper towel to soak up excess amounts around the outside of the image so the color does not bleed outside the image.
  3. Using a paint brush or aqua painter, pick up ink and lightly touch the puddled water with the tip of the brush.  The ink will quickly disperse in the water.
  4. Continue applying ink to cover the image and until you achieve the look you want.
  5. If you seem to have too much water on the paper once you are done you can dip the paper towel in the water to pull some off.
  6. Let dry before adhering to your card.

CASing A Friend!

I had a lot of fun looking through Piscilla Ivler’ blog, Stampin’ Amigos.  She had so many cards I wanted to CASE and then I came across this card that she had shared on one of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hops in October of 2015.

Stampin Amigos CASE

I loved the striped wallpaper, wainscotting and of course the lacy ruffle across the window.  I knew I had found “the card”!

I have all the basics of this card, the wallpaper, wainscotting and the ruffle – did I say I love that ruffle?

Serene Sihouettes My Tanglewood Cottage

I put my spin on the card by making it a Pop-out Swing card.

Serene Shihouettes My Tanglewood Cottage 2

I used the Brick Wall Embossing Folder to add the brick look to the inside of the card by inking the folder, then closed it and rubbed the ink onto the paper.

Two retiring sets were used on this card, Serene Silhouettes and Happy Home.  The striped wallpaper was made using the Brushstrokes stamp inked with Lost Lagoon.

Thank you Priscilla for the inspiration!

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Your next stop is with fellow Oregonian Jean Fitch.  Jean has a heart for sharing and is a talented artist.  I know you will be inspired after you see what she has created.

Thank you for joining me for the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.

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Wacky Watercooler’s March Madness Blog Hop

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Are you ready for a mad, mad Wacky Watercooler’s March Madness Blog Hop?  There are ten of us that will be showing off our “mad” creations, all Stampin’ Up Demonstrators who love our products!  We will each show you at least one fancy fold to delight and inspire you!

As you make your rounds through the blog tour you will see projects from some amazing stampers.  The projects will feature products from the Stampin’ Up! Handmade from the Heart Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and annual catalog to celebrate the occasions in our lives.

Before I share my projects with you, I want to remind you 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 hop you would have arrived here after visiting Buffy Cooper’s blog.  Isn’t she awesome!

Happy Hopping!

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When preparing for this hop I looked at a lot of different fancy folds, and decided to share two fancy folds with you that I had never tried before.

The Swing Easel Card

This first fancy fold is called a Swing Easel Card fold.  It is actually an easy card to do, especially when there are so many videos on the internet to learn from.  I watched this video made by Debbie Henderson.

Botanical Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage Special Fold

Botanical Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage Special Fold 3

Botanical Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage Special Fold 2

I can’t believe I only used one stamp to make this card!  Gotta love the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies!  Can you find where I stamped?

Pop Up Slider Card

I have to tell you I really liked making this card.  I love this fold and have more ideas in mind to share later.  You can find a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers here.  Since I wanted to mat the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper with Old Olive card stock I watched the video at the end of the tutorial rather than following the “pictured” instructions.

I chose to use the beautiful flower in the Birthday Blooms set as my focal point.

 

Birthday Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage Special Fold

The large flower is stamped on Whisper White paper than colored with markers.  I then cut a portion of the flower away and slipped an oval die under and around it to die cut out the oval shape, leaving a portion of the flower “breaking out” of the oval.  I stamped small flowers which are on the large stamp and then cut them out to add more detail to the card.  The leaves are made using the Bird Builder Punch.  The butterflies are from the Kinda Eclectic set and punched out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

Birthday Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage Special Fold Opened

When you pull on the ribbon the paper slides up to expose the greetings.  This card also opens like a basic card, I just could not get a good picture to share with you.

3-D Project – Berry Basket

I just recently bought the Berry Basket Die and have been busy making some for our booth at a local scrap-booking and stamping  event.   One of the other demonstrators in the booth made a birthday diansaur cake using the Cutie Pie Thinlits, so I made a basket to compliment the cake as a birthday favor. ( I hope I remember to take a picture of the cake to share with you later!)  We both used the No Bones About It stamp set and the Sprinkles of Life set to make our projects.

When you purchase the Sprinkles of Life set Stampin’ Up! will donate $3.00 to the Ronald McDonald House to keep families together and surrounded by love when their child is receiving medical treatment far away from home.

No Bones About It Berry Basket 1 My Tanglewood Cottage

I filled a cellophane bag with toy dinosaurs to put in the basket and tied off the bag with Burlap Ribbon.

Don’t you think a little boy would just love getting this!

No Bones About It Berry Basket My Tanglewood Cottage 2

No Bones About It Berry Basket My Tanglewood Cottage 3

No Bones About It Berry Basket My Tanglewood Cottage 4

I used my fringed scissors to make the grass along the bottom of the basket.

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It’s time for you to hop on over the see what the crafty Christine Giuda has to share with you for our March Madness hop.  She always has such wonderful projects and I know you will be “mad” about her creations this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

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The Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop Celebrates Occasions

February 2016

 

Are you ready a fabulous February Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop?  There are ten of us this month, all Stampin’ Up Demonstrators who love our products!

As you make your rounds through the blog tour you will see projects from some amazing stampers.  The projects will feature products from the Stampin’ Up! Handmade from the Heart Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and annual catalog to celebrate the occasions in our lives.

Before I share my projects with you, I want to remind you 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 hop you would have arrived here after visiting Heidi Weaver’s blog.  She never fails to amaze me!

Happy Hopping!

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Timeless Textures and Butterfly Basics

The Timeless Textures in the Occasions catalog is quickly becoming one of my favorite sets.  The set can make an interesting background with a variety of options.

For this card I also used Butterfly Basics, using the small butterfly from the set as the focal point.  I die cut the butterfly using the Butterflies Thinlits, then used the small butterfly die from the Bold Butterfly Framelits to layer on top of it.  I wanted a vintage look for the card so I sponged Soft Suede ink around the edges.

My Tanglewood Cottage Timeless Textures Butterfly Basics

The greeting “Sending Wishes Your Way” is perfect for a birthday card, anniversary, job promotion, or…  What would you use this for?

Birthday Bloom

There are many beautiful cards on the internet featuring the lovely set, Birthday Blooms.  Another hit from the Stampin’ Up! Handmade from the Heart Occasions catalog.

On many occasions I need a card to say I care for a friend, and this card works well to express my love and respect for those who bless my life.  I love the font they used for the greeting “for you”.

My Tanglewood Cottage Birthday Blooms

I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the flower.  Water coloring would work well with this too.  You could even use colored pencils or crayons!  (I am going to be stamping this image on colored paper too in the near future.)

After stamping and coloring the flower I cut a portion of the flower away and then slide a Ovals Collection Framelits under and around the flower to cut out the oval (the breakout technique).

The card base is Pool Party and then a layer from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  I actually used Calypso Coral to layer the banner along with the Pool Party layer which was embossed using the Softly Falling EF.  Did you notice the cute Botanical Gardens Jewel?

Everything Eleanor

With winter slowly moving towards spring here in Oregon, I decided to make a butterfly card.  I was in the mood for something more whimsical and light and just love the flourish stamp in Everything Eleanor to achieve the whimsical look.

My Tanglewood Cottage Everything Eleanor BD Blooms

The white leave were cut using a die from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. Once again I used the Butterflies Thinlits to cut out the white butterfly layer and then used the Bold Butterfly Framelits to cut out the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper layer.  The greeting is from the Birthday Blooms set.  The final touch to the corners was made using the Curvy Corner Trio Punch.

Well stampers, it’s time to move on to Raquelle Clifton’s blog.  I’m so excited to see what she has created to inspire us! She is new to our hop, so please be sure to take time to welcome her.

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