Monday, June 5, 2023

Message in a Bottle Card for Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights

Hello and welcome to my blog. I've made this beautiful thank you card for Kylie's International Blog Highlights. I'm asking you to please vote for my card so I can participate in her Top 10 Blog Hop! CLICK HERE TO VOTE! Look for entry #6. Just click on the heart in the upper right-hand corner. It will turn red when you have voted.

The card I'm sharing with you today features the Message in a Bottle stamp set and punch. The card base is a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Crumb Cake scored at 5 1/2". The artwork was stamped with the Oceanfront stamp set. The sky is Tahitian Tide, the water Azure Afternoon, and the sand Crumb Cake ink. This piece was cut with next to largest Countryside Corners die. I then stamped the bottle in Pecan Pie ink and the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel before I punched it out with the Vintage Bottle punch. After punching out the bottle, the grass was stamped in Shaded Spruce on the sides.

A Vintage Bottle Shaker Dome was inserted in the punched hole and the stamped sentiment adhered behind the bottle. This piece was then adhered to a piece of Pecan Pie card stock cut with the largest Countryside Corner die.

Pecan Pie ink was applied to the Twisted Rope Embossing Folder and a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" piece of Crumb cake was embossed. To give a more even look, I smoothed the ink out with a blending brush.

To give you an idea of the difference between using ink on the embossing folder and not, look at the picture below. The piece on the left is with ink and on the right is without. Which do you like best?

The artwork was adhered to the Twisted Rope embossing folder. A piece of Natural Way Trim was adhered around the bottom of this piece and then adhered to the card front.

This is how I stamped the inside.

Click on the box below to download your free tutorial. To duplicate this card, I have links to all the supplies I used below.
I hope you like my card and will take a minute to vote here for my card. Just click on the heart in the upper right-hand corner. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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Sunday, June 4, 2023

June's Monthly Crafty Toolbox

Introducing the June Monthly Crafty Toolbox. Below are pictures of the items that will be in the June box with the Blueberry Bushel Blends Combo pack. Let me know if you would like to receive this month's Toolbox by filling out the form at the bottom of this post. (if you received one last month, you will automatically receive one when I receive your payment but let me know if you want to pass this month so I can offer your box to someone else.) Deadline to sign up is by June 15th. The price of the toolbox is $20 plus $5 for shipping, if I need to mail it to you. There are more than $25 in products included in the toolbox.

Every box starts with a set of Blends. I also offer the option of an ink spot and reinker. Your ink spot and reinker color will depend on when you started receiving the toolkit. Each month also has a sheet of dimensionals and a handmade card!!

Let's look at the contents of this month's toolbox.

5 yards of Misty Moonlight ribbon

Resin Stars Embellishments

Opal Rounds

A sheet of the large dimensionals

Elegant Faceted Gems

5 Basic White Envelopes

Blueberry Bushel Blends

Sprig Trinkets

Click on this box to sign up. If you would like more information, keep reading for all the details. Don't miss out on this month's Crafty Toolbox!

More Details about the Monthly Crafty Toolbox

What is a Crafty Toolbox?

It's a collection of Stampin' Up! crafting supplies you'll need to complete your crafting projects! An assortment of current crafting supplies such as embellishments, ribbons, adhesives, spritzers, glue dots, water painter, daubers, Blender Pens, embossing powders, envelopes, etc. will be inside each kit. You  don’t know what you’ll get each month. It will be a happy surprise!

How often will I receive the Toolbox?

Each month you will receive an assortment of products valued at $20 or more. 

Will there be any recurring products?

Yes, there are. What you WILL receive each month is one Blends Combo Pack (a different color each month) and a sheet of dimensionals (total $10 value). I’ll also send you one handmade card.

There is also another option. You can choose to receive an ink spot with the matching reinker instead of a Blends Combo. Yay, choices!!

How long am I obligated?

There is no obligation, BUT, for every 6 months you subscribe, you will receive a special gift valued at around $10. You can stop your subscription at any time. 

How much does it cost?

This happy little toolbox is only $25, which includes $5 for shipping, so you’re getting $25 in supplies for $20! If you live locally and will pick up your Toolbox, then the cost is $20.

How do I pay?

Payment is by PayPal, check, or cash. If paying by check, your Toolbox will be mailed after your check clears.

What is the deadline to sign up each month?

Orders and payments need to be placed by the 15th of each month. Your Toolbox will be mailed around the 25th.

How do I sign up?

Click on the box below to fill out the form to sign up. You will need to pick the option to subscribe for 6 months or month to month. With either option, you will receive an invoice each month to pay for that month's Toolbox.

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Monday, May 29, 2023

Lazy Days Card for Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights Winners Hop

Hello and welcome to Kylie Bertucci's International Winners Blog Hop! Today I'm joining Kylie Bertucci and a group of very talented demonstrators for a blog hop around the world. I'm so excited to be participating in the Top Ten International Highlights Winners Blog Hop! I earned this honor with my card, Cheerful Daisies you can see here. Thank you so much for voting for my card.

The card I'm sharing today features the Lazy Days Stamp Set and Dies. I'll go over some of the highlights, but I have provided links to a free tutorial with all the instructions and a video on my YouTube Channel.

I started with a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Thick Basic White cardstock. I then cut another piece of Basic White with the largest Deckle Die. On this piece I blended some Pool Party ink in the sky area. The Victorian Trim and porch rail were then added. That then showed me where to stamp the porch floor in Early Espresso.

A basket of foliage was added (Copper blend for the basket and Light Mossy Meadow for the foliage, then a rocking chair (Light Crumb Cake or the Dark one). All the porch elements were stamped in Early Espresso.

And, of course a hanging plant colored with Light Cherry Cobbler and Light Mossy Meadow Blends was hung on the porch.

Click on the box below for your free instructional sheet.
To see me make this card from beginning to end, click on the picture below to go to my YouTube Channel.

I hope you like my card and will give it a try. Below I have provided inks to the supplies I used to make this card.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Please take a minute to check out the great projects the other demonstrators have for you.

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