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Valentine Bee

>> Friday, January 15, 2021

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! It's been pretty typical weather around here...cold rain one day, sunny cold the next, snow the third day. Kind of a rinse, repeat scenario. One thing I may have to rethink next year, I put up the big Christmas tree (artificial) out on the screened in deck off the living room. Problem is, it's been too stinkin' cold out there to take it down. So it's getting some extra mileage this year. 

Today I have a Valentine card using some really cute new heart flowers. Aren't they sweet? After stamping & coloring, I arranged a big red panel w/ hearts die cut out it on top so it would show in the opening. The bee on the right is stamped on there, as well. The bee on the left was mirror imaged & fussy cut. Pretty easy card! 
Here's the inside & below are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Staples 110# white, red
ink:  Memento tuxedo black, (Rubbernecker Color Fuse Posy ink & Memento Love Letter used on inside)


Snow Better Friend

>> Thursday, January 14, 2021

 Good morning!

It is winter...isn't it?  Well, we could use more snow for sure but the temps are pretty cold, at night anyway!  LOL!

Well, this is wishful thinking from me for a lot of snow

and I hope it comes soon.  My son just left for a snowboarding vacation he has been planning with buddies for 6 month!!

Today I have 2 snowman cards using the 2 new snowmen.

This first card uses Skating Snowman and Snow Better Friend

The snowflake border die is from Memory Box, I put a rhinestone in the center of the snowflake.   
The scallop oval is from Rubbernecker.

My next card uses the same snowflake die but with different stamps.
First the Silhouette Skating Snowman, It's Freezin' Season which are both new
The ink color is a Jade/Teal color.
I put a rhinestone in the center of the double snowflake border die cut.

I used a Misti to get good coverage on this silhouette snowman and even put a coat of Brilliance
Platinum Planet on it but you can't see it in this picture.  It gives it a bit of a shimmer.
Thanks for visiting today!


Valentine Easel Bouquet

>> Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Valentine's Day is coming on us quickly!  Time seems to fly by.

This card looks a bit detailed, but it was easy to put together.  It took 2 white plain ovals and one red, and 3 white scalloped ovals.  I stamped the new Flower Hearts image twice then painted it up and fussy cut the hearts out of one image to pop up.  Then I stamped Bitsy Bumble Bee, painted her and then popped her up.  The new Bee My Valentine Greeting became my stop for the easel.  

Before putting it all together, I sponged on some red ink and die cut a heart.

Hope your week is going well.





>> Tuesday, January 12, 2021

 Hi Everyone,

I love making Valentine cards each year.  They always make me smile due to the fact that they're usually fun, or punny or cute or all three!  I sure could use any and all lightheartedness during these times :)

 I celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary last September, so I definitely think I'm lucky in love.  I'm usually the one who wins when playing cards too, so I paired the new sentiment up with a few card related stamps.  

I embossed the background and made a border strip using the 4 Suite Vertical stamp and a punch. I stamped a fussy cut a couple of the 5 Cards and attached them using some dimensional foam tape.  

This next card is so me.  I love pink.  I love puns.  I love bees.  I love sparkle!  Can I give a valentine to myself? 

I started by stamping the background by using the Flower Hearts stamp.  I then stamped it again for the focal image, die cut and colored it in.  I knew I was going to pair it with the new Bee my Valentine Greeting, so that of course meant adding some bees, using the Happy Bee and Bitsy Bumble Bee stamps.  

 I finished it off by adding some glitter to the bee wings.  Be sure to stop by the new releases page to see all of the new stamps!  

Time to get inky for Valentine's day!


Christmas Beach Wedding?

>> Sunday, January 10, 2021

 I have two cards again for you this week. With the holiday weekends being a bit longer I have had a bit more time for crafting.

My first card uses the wonderful SEASHELL CHRISTMAS TREE - 808L image and the "SHELL"EBRATE THE SEASON GREETING - 138D greeting. I stamped the image and  sentiment it then colored it with some fun beach colors. I then die cut the layer and added some coordinating colors to frame the image.

My second card made me feel like my cards this week are perfect for a beach wedding. I stamped the SILHOUETTE BRIDE AND GROOM - 026G image with versamark and heat embossed it with silver.

I then did a corner fold on the card and trimmed the inside of the card with silver paper.

The bottom of the card seemed bare so I took the STICKY NOTE CALENDAR - 206L and heat embossed that in silver also and that was perfect.

The card was finished with silver Nuvo Drops.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my cards this week.


Freezing' Snowman ⛄️

>> Friday, January 8, 2021

 by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! We're supposed to have snow overnight so it feels as cold as this snowman must be. I stamped & colored him on a partial white piece. It's partial because I had already cut out a group of oval frames & this was left. I like using pieces that are odd shaped because it gives me different & unusual layouts. The largest of the oval frames was attached to the opening then I die cut the panel using a rectangle die. The greeting oval is the centermost piece of the frames. And it was the perfect size!

The snowflakes were stamped around the snowman w/ an arctic blue ink. The panel to the right is an alcohol ink bg I made a while back. I dabbed a little of the silver AI ink onto a piece of felt & used it as a stamp pad for the silver snowflakes. If you try this, you might want to do what I did & soak a folded paper towel w/ some isopropyl alcohol to clean the ink from the stamp afterward. 
Here's the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Staples 110# white, glossy white
ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps Color Fuse ink set #7



>> Thursday, January 7, 2021

 Good morning!

Today I'm doing some Valentine cards.  It's around 

the corner you know!

I used new stamps and old, DRS: Flower Hearts

I'm Wild About You, Jenny Giraffe

Jimbo and the Gang and Brick Wall

I stamped Jenny Giraffe first and (should have stamped the Heart Flowers first too but forgot so I had to stamp and fussy cut it after).  I masked the giraffe then stamped the wall, masked the wall then inked up just part of the Jimbo and Gang (The giraffe part) and stamped it. I used Stickles Diamond on the hearts and Crystal on the leaves, 

My second card uses DRS: Bee My Valentine, Bitsy Bumble Bee, Happy Bee
I used some dies by Rubbernecker.  I stamped a border with the honeycomb after
die cutting with a stitch die.  On a separate panel I stamped the sentiment, bees and trail.
Color and die cut.  
I used Stickles Crystal on the wings.

Thanks for visiting today!


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