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Red White and Blue

>> Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hi Everyone,

In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, I made a simple patriotic card to share with you. It had to be a quick and easy one, because when Independence Day is wrapped around a weekend, it means 
twice as many picnics and cookouts :)

I used a neutral kraft card stock for the base and layered it with a dark blue and white embossed card stock for the background.  I used double sided sticky taped along with some red, silver and blue super fine glitter to make the patriotic stripes. The As a Nation Greeting was stamped and heat embossed, before I die cut and layered it using a square Spellbinders die.

To finish it off I added 3 red gemstone hearts.  See? They're not just for Valentine's Day! wink ;)

Until I see you again, I hope you have a safe and happy holiday!


Thinking of you

>> Monday, June 27, 2016

I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe this is the last week of June. It seems time goes by way too fast! My card today reminds me to take some time to sit, think, and enjoy life.

If you play along with DRS Designs' weekly challenges you may recognize this color combo. I bet I have made 4 or 5 cards using these colors since that color challenge! I really like it!

I started with the blue card base, stamped the greeting in Versafine Black Onyx ink and die cut the chevron section a bit lower than the middle of the card. I die cut the same die with orange CS. A piece of white CS was added to hold the blue pieces in place. The orange chevron was glued between the two blue pieces and then I randomly added some of the blue and orange die cut pieces.

The hot air balloon was stamped on both the blue and orange CS. I used the blue as the base of the balloon and fussy cut the orange pieces and glued them into place. The balloon was attached with foam dots for some dimension. Orange enamel dots complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by,


Dolphin Splash

>> Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hi all, I have a fun spinner card for you today.

First I stamped Splash the Dolphin three times and colored them with Copic markers then fussy cut. Now for the working of the spinner.

I used three of the smaller circles dies. The smallest die was used to cut the center from the next to the largest circle. The one that is about two sizes larger this is were I stamped the  Splish Splash. The smallest circle is cut from fun foam. And there are three .25 inch strips. I used the one with the center cut out to trace around were I wanted it center on my card.

I used the pencil line to stamp the background then I air brushed a light blue. Attach the dolphin to the strips then glue them to the doughnut circle. I used a glue dot to attach the fun foam circle in the center of the doughnut. After stamping your larger circle attach it to fun foam circle with a glue dot.

I added some sequins and twine to finish. 

Have a wonderful day,



Beachy Birthday

>> Saturday, June 25, 2016

Good Morning!
Here is another beach theme easel card done in pastel shades.

DRS Stamps: 768L Brush Beach Sunrise, 450C Adirondack Chair, 473F 4 in 1 Shells, 480G Beach Birthday 
 I was thinking of stamping the sentiment over a light image of the beach but thought it would still be too busy so I opted for the easel card.
I stamped my scene and colored with Copics then stamped the shells all over two other pieces and colored the outside parts and die cut all layers with pierced/stitched rectangle dies.  I added three brown "holes" (from a regular sized hole punch) for some fun coconuts.  I stamped more shells, colored, cut out and then poured Glossy Accents on them for my corners.
My inside sentiment with shell border is double popped up to make a good catch for my card front to rest against.
For those of you who haven't ever made an easel card, I am including a pattern...they are VERY easy to make.
You will just need a card front to glue to just half of the card front (the second score line acts like a hinge for your card front).
You can also make an easel card with the vertical format by following this pattern.
Hope this helps!  Go try it out!
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you get to go relax at a beach somewhere this summer.


Hula Pig Trifold

>> Friday, June 24, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! And yes, this is my card from yesterday's challenge but seriously, it's such a fun fold, I thought a few extra pics & some measurements might help anyone trying this fold.
This fold is so easy & it doesn't take any more card stock than a normal A2 (5.50 x 4.25) card! That's the part I like the best. So to begin, take a 4.25w x 11h piece of card stock..score it at 4.25 & 8.50. Fold it so that the short end is the top (right below the hula pig). Now take a circle die or punch (I used about a 2 1/4" die) & place the half way mark of the die at the top of the fold & cut. Make sure it's half way or your circle will not be round. You can put it in the middle, but I chose to do it slightly off center.  Also, please note that on my card, I only cut thru the top & bottom sections..the area where the bottom of the hula pig circle is, is not cut through. 
So I put the card into my Misti, stamped the beach scene on the bottom, colored it, then stamped it again w/ the card folded so the scene would continue as one. Above, is how it looks w/ the very top open..below, is how it looks totally open. I stamped & fussy cut one extra palm tree & added a stamped, colored circle behind it  to act as the closure when it's all folded up.
And here are the Copics I used..I know, a boatload, lol.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress inks tumbled glass, antique linen
paper: white, purple
accessories: Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders circles, pierced circles dies


Challenge #232 - Life's a Beach!

>> Thursday, June 23, 2016

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!

First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....

Dorothy S

Congrats, you are the winner from our Inspired by Color Challenge!  
Please contact us at to claim your prize. 

 This week's challenge is all about sand between your toes..
Life's a Beach!

 (use any image, die cut or punched shape, paper, technique, but make it a beachy theme..or something you'd find on a beach, like palm trees, bikinis, seashells, seagulls, etc.

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below. The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, June 29, at 6:30 pm ET and please link new creations only (no back dated or duplicate entires)We are now limiting the number of entries to 3 per personChallenge entries don't have to use DRS Designs stamps, but if you use them on your challenge card, you'll get an extra entry into the prize drawing.
From all of the entries we receive, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a 20% off coupon to the DRS Designs store!

Here are some beachy creations from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!





July 4th Tag

>> Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I am planning a bit more of a celebration this year for July 4th, so I am making some fun little decorations like this tag that I plan to tie on a wine bottle.

I started with a plain tag and stamped the following DRS Designs images in various spots:

Hot Air Balloon
Freedom Canon
Script Font Background

Then I sponged on some Tim Holtz Distress Inks, splashed on some water, patted it dry, stenciled on some white chalk paint, and added some vintage buttons and a ribbon.

Fun, fun.




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