April 12, 2019

Way to go! You Did it! Congrats Graduate!

When I make projects using new release products for sneak peeks and releases, I normally make more projects than required. Sometimes when I am in the process of making a card, an idea pops up and I end up putting that idea into paper as well. Today’s project share is one such card using Taylored Expressions newly release products.

Hello and welcome to my blog. I have a graduation card to share with you today.

I used Taylored Expressions Banner Year stamp and die combo, Notepaper background and Notepaper border die to make this card. I also used an older die called Double Ended Flag Stacklet. The inks I have used on this card are also from Taylored Expressions. They are Oreo hybrid ink, Sweet Potato Pie, Spearmint, Dijon and Raspberry Sorbet.

I kept the whole card clean, simple and neutral with pops of muted colours. This card is totally outside the box for me. Not my usual bright colours. Yet I love it.

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Hope you like my project I share today. Have a lovely weekend.

April 11, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Release!

I am so excited about Simon Says Stamp’s new release today. It is called Blossoms and Butterflies!

Oh my, it is a gorgeous release. So many gorgeous stamp sets and dies and stencils. I love butterflies and there are two of them in the release. One background stamp and one stamp set. As if that is not enough, I am in love with the Wake Up and Make Up stamp set and dies. I really wanted one such set because I recently dived into the makeup world. A story I will tell you in another post. For today I have used the new Dahlia Frame die and Mesh stencil to make my card.

Here is my card.

On the background I used the new Mesh stencil with distress inks. For the Dahlia Frame, the plan was to die cut out of the distress ink sponged panel and adhere. But when I die cut looked more pretty with the embossed look rather than die cut look. So I left all the pieces in place except the frame. So I used foam adhesives on the inside panel and glued the frame around the panel to the background.

Love the contrast of colours between the Dahlia panel and the background panel. Also love the contrast of geometric background to floral focal panel.

The sentiment is from Wake Up and Make Up stamp set which I white heat embossed on black cardstock and die cut using the Sentiment Labels die. I finished off the card with some Simon’s Birthday Cake sequins.

I want to share a photo just for fun. Charlie, my dog is always with me in my room when I craft. He is always curious of every card I photograph. He needs to check them out and sniff. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes I take a photo of him looking into my photo set up, other times I happen to click and his head comes into the frame. I don’t normally share those photos. Today, he came into the frame as I clicked. I decided to share this photo just for fun. Hope you enjoy.

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All the new products from Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies collection are now available for purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a lovely day!

April 10, 2019

Craft Chaos 2019!

Hello everyone,

I was contacted by Anupama Thakur from Handmade Love blog regarding collaborating with her in this years Craft Chaos Challenge she conducts on her blog. It is called Craft Chaos Challenge. There is a theme every year.

This year’s theme is Something Magical.

Here is my project for the challenge.

I used Simon’s Secret Garden stamp set and Clouds for Days stencil to create this card. It is long card so I have plenty of real estate to add more of the copic coloured die cut images from Secret Garden stamp set. How much more magical can it get than this fairy garden scene?

Head over to Anu’s blog for more details on the challenge. Cannot wait to see what you create. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for visiting my blog.