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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

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Acetate Valentine’s Day Card

Acetate Valentine’s Day Card

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(Another card design using this holographic card stock…)

This card was fun to make but VERY hard to photograph!  The card base is acetate which practically disappears in the photo (or reflects everything!), and the holographic card stock on the front looks best in person as the light hits it at different angles.

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I stamped the swirl image from the “Beautiful Peacocksale-a-bration stamp set from Stampin’ Up (a free set with $50 purchase until March 31, 2018) onto the acetate with Cotton White Stazon ink.  (A quick note on stamping stazon on acetate – if you make a mistake and need to remove a stamped image or smudge, rubbing alcohol takes it right off.)

Once the stazon was dry, I layered Hot Off The Press “Hearts Red Holographic” card stock (HOTP-10448), Papertrey Ink White, and Gina K Edible Eggplant to create the center panel.  I used a Creative Memories punch for the heart.

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For the inside, I used the Hampton Art (SC0744) stamp and die set and Gina K Cherry Red ink.

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Scripty Balloon Birthday Card

Scripty Balloon Birthday Card

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(inside:  Happy Birthday May today be the start of a wonderful year)

This CAS birthday card features some partial embossing, a scripty greeting stamp, and a balloon die cut for a pop of color.

I saw this card on Etsy and thought a scripty greeting would also make a great string for a birthday balloon.  The stamp I used is from the “Wonderful Words I” set from Stampin’ Up (retired?) and was heat embossed with versamark ink and Gina K Designs fine detail black embossing powder.

The balloon (and background mat) was cut from a piece of  Pebbles “Garden Walk” card stock from the Happy Day Collection (#732692).  The die used was from the “Balloons” die set from Paper Smooches (#FBD119).

The left side of the card was embossed with an embossing folder called “Happy Birthday” (unknown manufacturer) I ordered on ebay.  I used my Scor-Buddy scoring board to create the embossed lines separating the balloon from the embossed section.

The sentiment on the inside is from the “Birthday Sentiments” stamp set from Honey Doo Crafts.

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Holographic Heart Valentine

Holographic Heart Valentine

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(inside: Wishing you a happy day)

This 4 1/4 inch square card features the very cool “Hearts Red Holographic” card stock from Hot Off the Press (#HOTP – 10448).  When the card is moved, the centers of the hearts appear to get larger and smaller.

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The heart was cut with a die from the “Nellie’s Choice Multi Frame Dies, Hearts” set from Ecstasy Crafts.  The greeting was cut and stamped with a stamp and die set (no name given) from Hampton Art (#SC0744).  The inside sentiment is from the “Whimsical Wishes” stamp set from Gina K Designs (retired?).  I used my Scor-Buddy scoring board to create the debossed lines on the background panel.  Gina K Black Onyx ink and black and white card stock was also used.

I created a custom envelope for this card with my “123 Punch Board” by We R Memory Keepers.  I wanted my envelope to fit a 4 1/4 inch square card, and there was no card that size listed on the measurement guide so I came up with my own measurements: paper size – 7 5/16 inches; punch guide – 3 11/16 inches (halfway between the 3 5/8 and 3 3/4 inch marks on the guide).  Because it is square, this card would have required a trip to the post office for mailing.  To avoid this, I put my card and custom envelope inside an A7 sized envelope (for a 5×7 inch card).  Why two envelopes??  I did not want the holographic card stock to get scratched from moving around in a larger envelope, and I thought it just looked better with an envelope that fit the card!

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Sketched Birthday Cake

Sketched Birthday Cake

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(inside: happy birthday)

I wanted to make an artist-themed birthday card for my niece, and when I saw the easel in the  “Painter’s Palette” stamp set from Stampin’ Up, I thought it would be perfect.  I ordered two other stamp sets that had images that appeared to be water-colored (to stamp on the easel) and waited not-so-patiently for the sets to arrive.  Unfortunately, the easel was much smaller than I imagined, and the images I thought I’d use on it did not fit.  I ended up putting the “Happy Birthday” image from the SU “Watercolor Words” set on the inside of the card (photo below) and set out to find a smaller image from my stash that looked hand-drawn, painted, etc.  I ended up using the cake from the SU “Sketch A Party” set (retired?) which allowed me to skip the greeting on the front while still making it obvious that it was a birthday card.  (I won’t tell you how many things I tried before finding this image that worked, and I was running out of time to get this card done before her birthday!!)

I used paper from the “Painted with Love” designer series paper pack (Stampin’ Up) along with Gina K Edible Eggplant and heavy base weight white card stock.  The ink was SU Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral.  (I “stamped off” the shaded part of the cake and “painted” the candle with a water brush to create two shades of the same color.)

I used the “trace and cut” feature with my Silhouette to cut out the easel.

Here are two more samples with other patterns from the same paper pack:

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And here is the inside image (which I originally envisioned on the easel):

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Before trying the sketched cake image, I had tried using the floral stamp from the Stampin’ Up “Heartfelt Blooms” stamp set which was a sale-a-bration incentive stamp set that was free for spending $50 (ends March 31, 2018).  I actually really liked how that came out, but with no greeting, it did not seem birthday-ish enough.  I can’t wait to play with this set again!

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On the first one, I used Gina K Warm Cocoa ink for the easel and GK Charcoal Brown card stock for the background mat.  For the second one, I heat embossed the easel with versamark ink and Gina K gold embossing powder and used Edible Eggplant card stock.  The designer paper for both was still from the “Painted with Love” pack.

The cards are 4 1/4″ squares, but they fit into a regular A2 sized envelope (with extra room on the side) so they do not require a trip to the post office for mailing.

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Hearts and Flourishes Anniversary Card

Hearts and Flourishes Anniversary Card

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(inside:  Best wishes today & always!)

This CAS card features a die cut that was adapted from the cut file called “5×5 Hearts Flourish Card (design #116160)” by Daniela Angelova which I purchased from the Silhouette store.

The panel was cut from champagne shimmer card stock from the Recollections and was paired with gray and ivory both from the Recollections Coffee and Cream heavy weight card stock pack.

The greeting is from the Gina K Designs “The Wetlands” stamp set and was heat embossed with versamark ink and Recollections silver embossing powder.

You can see the greeting better with a little less light:

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