All Occasion · Avery Elle · Birthday · cards · CAS · Masculine · Memory Box · Taylored Expressions

Masculine Birthday with Taylored Expressions BBQ Grill…

We’ve had a series of birthdays again in the family.  Here I was inspired by a buffalo plaid card I saw out there in card land.  I know, super simple but I like it!  Pretty self explanatory!

You could easy add to it.  Below, I linked up the BBQ tools too.

I used the Cut Align Rulers set from My Sweet Petunia to cut the Happy Birthday saying.  I do like them but I’m fairly savvy with a craft knife. I can cut a straight line a long a ruler! lol

Well, thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be back with more birthday soon!


Products I used to make this card… thank you for shopping through my links at no extra cost to you!

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Fiskars FINGERTIP CONTROL CRAFT KNIFE…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Avery Elle · cards · Christmas · copics · Lawn Fawn

Merry Christmas to all and an Avery Elle Wreath Christmas Card…

Merry Christmas everyone! I have some Christmas cards to share still!  We always have our family Christmas on Christmas Eve day so today is a clean up/crash kind of day!  I remembered I still have some cards to post.  If you’re like me, you never get tired of looking at cards, no matter the season! lol

The four cards today are from an Avery Elle stamp and die set.  I’ll link up the products below.  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, using the MISTI stamping tool.  Colored with Copic Sketch markers.  I just love coloring in reds and greens!  I think I used R43 and 46 and YG63 and 67 for these.

Changed up the background on this one…

I love using the negative strips after die cutting this background…link below.  I did this on the first/top card too.

I love how these all came out and mailable too! yay!

Hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas season and getting handmade cards in the mail too! I love getting mail! hehe

Thanks for stopping by today! All the best to you and yours!

Shopping Links to what I used on these cards… (the banner stamp and die I used is discontinued Lawn Fawn Bannerific)

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Avery Elle Clear Stamp and Die…
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Memento – Tuxedo Black – full sized pad
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock CRIMSON…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Avery Elle · Bridge card · cards · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Pop up card · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Bridge Fold Card and Memory Box tag…

Here we are at countdown week and I’m just ‘elfing” away here! Lots of fun to create still!  eek! I wanted to share a couple things today though and hopefully be back with more!

I love making these Bridge Fold cards with the poppystamps or Memory Box frames on the front.

For this one, I used poppystamps Pine Needle Clearing die cut from Neenah 110# Solar White cardstock and inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink and an ink blending tool.

I die cut the Memory Box Small Winter Sled from the same white cardstock and colored it with Copics (E40’s, E07) and a silver gel pen. I die cut poppystamps Poinsettia Mini from the same white cardstock and colored the largest with Copic YG67 and the smaller two with Copic R46.

The fence is from the Memory Box Open Studio Fanciful Fences die set. Again die cut in the same white and I just left it white.

The house is poppystamps new Classic Cottage die, cut from the same white and colored with Copics too, E07, E47, E81, E83, T3 and T5.

Two snow hills cut with the Memory Box Stitched Curves die set. Same white cardstock.

In the very back you’ll see the new poppystamps Tree Trunks die.  I cut it in white also and colored it with Copics E44 and 47.

Then there is this super cute new Surprise Deer die, new from poppystamps too.  I die cut it from kraft cardstock and inked the edges with Distress ink Gathered Twigs and an ink blending too.  I added a few white spot with a white gel pen.

here’s a photo of the layers..sorry, I forgot to change the F-stop to make it all in focus but I think you can still see….

The tree trunks cut is mounted directly to the cardbase with strips of  thin mounting tape. The fence and cottage are mounted to a snow hill. The deer (legs) are glued directly to a snow hill. The pine needles cut is glued directly to the card base and the fence is mounted to the top with thin mounting tape foam.

This is an A2 size card and folds flat to mail… I make sure it fits through the ¼ inch slot the PO requires for one postage stamp.

I mail my A2 cards in an A6 size envelope though.  I just feel like it protects them better… postage is the same.

One more photo!  A tag I made with the new Memory Box Build a Snowman die.

I played around with this last week and now I can’t remember what ink I used for the background.  I’m sure it was Distress but not sure if it’s oxide or regular.  Pattern paper for the hat and scarf.  Nuvo drops for his ‘coal’ eyes, nose and buttons.  I had a terrible time with the eyes, whew, good thing they can be coal cuz this was the third time! lol

Fresh Snowfall Nuvo on the snowflake from the new poppystamps Shiny Snowflakes dies.

The tag is an Avery Elle set.. I don’t usually mix other companies with ps or MB but one of the granddaughters had extra cut and it was just laying there and I didn’t even think! 😀

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my card/tag and are enjoying all the ‘making’ of the season!  I am!

Shopping links to what I used to make these…

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Memory Box die – Small Winter Sled
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Memory Box – 99842 Stitched Curves…
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Open Studio Fanciful Fences
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Poppystamps – 1967 Shiny Snowflakes…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scor-Tape; Scor Tape
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Ebony Black
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Sheer Shimmer Spritz Spray 2oz – Frost
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Uni-Ball Gel Impact Pen – Silver
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Simon Says Stamp Copic SALE!

Avery Elle · Birthday · cards · copics · Memory Box · Summer

Avery Elle Birthday Bus…

Hi everyone!  I’ve been making birthday cards for grandkids!  So much FUN!   This one is for Rogan’s 3rd.

I die cut the Avery Elle party bus, die cut it, colored it, created the scene and mounted the bus on the regular size wobble!   He loved it!  Here it is in action  on Instagram…click the arrow (when you roll over the center) to start/stop or click to Instagram via the sidebar.

 

Such happy critters…their van is silver so I colored it in grays…

The grass die is from Lawn Fawn, the Quiet Cabin Landscape and Puffy  Clouds are Memory Box.


I die cut the whole scene new Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangles die.

Even with the wobble it still fits nicely in an A2 envelope.

Linking to some challenges…

Addicted To Stamps and More – Make Your Mark

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp – Work it Wednesday July 2017

Rogan is at such a fun/cute age.  I took a video of him stamping the other day…he’s very teachable and even cleans the stamps before he puts them back away! I added that 40 second video to my blog FB page… link over in the sidebar, click on Expressions…   His favorite stamps right now are those little block stamps from Hero Arts that came in tubs. Always glad to add another stamper to the family! lol He wasn’t sure about the zip line we bought him but after the first time doing it… he was sold! yay!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back with some more birthday fun!

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Avery Elle · Birthday · cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Avery Elle Kitsch Christmas birthday card…

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Hi everyone! Just stopping in to share a birthday card for our grandson Bryant. I just had to use this adorable Avery Elle Christmas Kitsch stamp and die set!  Soooooo CUTE!  So fun to color.

I made an ink blended sky with Distress inks  and stamped the three snowflakes from the set with Delicata Silver ink.  I added a few Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear sequins.  I love these tiny ones!

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The Memory Box Fresh Pine Landscape die is the background piece die cut in white card-stock.

I used the poppystamps Delicate Holly Frame die adhered to the scene with mounting squares under the solid holly leaves.

The deer are colored with Copic Sketch Markers, the E30 series. Copic Opaque White painted on the eyes and the spots.

I hope you’re having a nice relaxed Christmas prep week! Tim went to turn on the oven Saturday and the element in the oven went bad. ugh.  So all of a sudden we were stove shopping…or he was! lol  Poor guy.  He even went and picked one up by himself!  It’s really nice! I will enjoy heating up my cocoa with it! lol

I was busy making gift tags! hoho  I have a picture over on instagram but haven’t taken a picture with the camera yet.  They’re cute if you want to see… ugh…more deer!  WHAT?!  They are fun though…the Printworks antlers and googly eyes and a big red nose ‘Cool Yule’ kind of tag on kraft! yes!  Link to my IG page is over in the sidebar.

ok – I’ll shut up and get back to work!  Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy some cocoa with me next!  (I wish)

Avery Elle · Birthday · cards · Christmas · copics · Winter

Avery Elle North Pole Pals for Leo’s birthday card…

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Hi everyone! Rudolph tryouts this week! hohoho  I think the one on the left is winning! lol  I could not be happier with how cute this card turned out!  These happy reindeer just make a gal smile so big!  Hope Leo likes it too… he’s grandson #9 of the 11 boys and just turned 3 years old!  Whew, I had to count that out! lol  Time flies faster than Santa that’s for sure!

I ink blended a background with Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks. Then I die cut the Avery Elle Falling Snow die in it.

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I die cut the snow hill with one of the borders from the Avery Elle Custom Panels die set.

The frame is from the Avery Elle Postage Stamp Frame die set.

The reindeer, snowflake and holly are from the North Pole Pals Stamp set.

The pine bough is from the Kitsch Christmas Stamp set.

The images were all colored with Copic Sketch Markers…for the reindeer I used the E20 series, the greens are yG25, 17 and G09, the reds are R24, 27, 29 and 89, the teal is BG45, 49 and 19.

I stamped the images in Taylored Expressions Oreo Hybrid ink on Hammermill 100# Color Copy Cover card-stock.

Linking up to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – Winter Fun!

Thanks for stopping by today! All the best to you my blog friends!

What I used to make this card…

Avery Elle · cards · CAS · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Hero Arts · Reverse Confetti · Taylored Expressions · Winter

Two CAS Christmas cards…

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Hi everyone! I have to get some posts in while it’s snowing here on the blog! lol Sharing the two cards I had the gals make at our stamp club Christmas party a couple weeks ago.

I stamped the silhouette image and sentiment from Hero Arts in black multiple times with the MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink, then using clear embossing powder I embossed it on a periwinkle color card-stock. The stamp set is, Greatest Gift CL559 if you want to google it.

Then I inked it with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink and an ink blending tool.

The pretty Avery Elle pierced postal frame die cut and mounted with strips of craft foam. I covered both sides of a piece of craft foam with Scor-tape and cut it into strips. Thank you Cindy for that technique! It’s awesome!

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Here I used a snowflake background and word from Taylored Expressions and Crafter’s Companion watercolor paper. It’s really white. The holly and berries from Reverse Confetti.

Very easy A2 size and flat for mailing cards!  I hope you’re enjoying this creative and busy season!  It is going by way too fast for me! The tree is up and decorated and some of the other decorative things are out. yay!

oh presents…well…we’re working on it! lol

Take care! Thanks for stopping by today!

P.S. I have one TE Christmas Card class kit left if anyone is interested! I’d love to sell it!  Photo and price on the ‘For Sale’ page, a tab under my blog title.

Links to products I used…

 

Avery Elle · Birthday · cards · Distress Ink coloring · PTI · Watercolor

Happy Birthday with PTI Twig Wreath…

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Hi everyone! I needed a birthday card for stamp club yesterday afternoon so I got up determined to use some stamps and dies I hadn’t used yet! That was a decision in and of itself! lol

I settled on this Twig Wreath set from Papertrey Ink.  Watch out though if you buy it, the dies aren’t open.  So that’s a lot of time spent making templates to cut what you stamped! ugh.

I did an ink smooshed background with Fossilized Amber Distress ink on Watercolor paper. I linked to the paper section of SLS.  WOW… look at all the options Cindy has to offer!  Then stamped the images in Picked Raspberry, Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress inks.

I used mounting squares on the flowers and glued the wreath down with Mono Multi glue.  Tied on some twine.

You’ll notice the edge around the perimeter of the card.  I use an Avery Elle Rectangle die that is the exact size of the card-base… I love the finished look it gives the card. I don’t see it as still available to link to though.  THIS set from Simon Says Stamp shows the largest die is the size of a card front though.

Linking to….

Sieze the Birthday Challenge – Birthday/Anything Goes

My card won Birthday Honors!  Thank you ladies!

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Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes With Dies HLS AG with Dies Badge

Thanks for stopping by!

Avery Elle · cards · CAS · copics · Digital images · Envelopes · Hero Arts · LOVE · Memory Box · Reverse Confetti · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions · Valentine · WPlus9

Valentines…

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I had great fun using stamps and dies to make Valentines last week! Our family party was yesterday so now I can show what I made. I don’t have a picture of one of them and two others didn’t get finished! I always run out of time!

This typewriter (CG280 My Type) card is Hero Arts stamps except for the row of hearts…it’s from Printworks.  I used the Misti to stamp so I could get this super, wonderful black inking!  love it!

Pam Sparks World Valentine

This one is the size of an ATC and uses Reverse Confetti’s world die and an Avery Elle sentiment.  The background embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.  The woodgrain stamp is from All Night Media.

Pam Sparks Airplane Valentine

I made a few of these for the younger grandsons…Avery Elle stamp and die sets and a Hero Arts sentiment stamp. Silver Wink of Stella Brush Marker on the wings and more.

Pam Sparks Fishing Valentine

Here’s the Memory Box Rectangle Frames die with a partial cut heart die, also from Memory Box.  The sentiment stamps and Little Bits Fishing pole and Fish are from Taylored Expressions.  The background is the All Night Media woodgrain stamp again.

Pam Sparks Tree Ring Valentine

I was inpsired by Sarah G for this card. I used the Winnie and Walter Tree Ring stamp, a Memory Box heart die, WPlus9 you die and the Hero Arts sentiment again.  Oh the arrow stamp is from My Favorite Things.

I made envelopes for all the Valentines using the old penmanship lined paper we had in grade school. Fun!

Whew, I could’ve made Valentines for a couple more weeks… it’s like Christmas cards once I get started I don’t want to quit! lol

Now, it’s time to clean up! lol All 17 of the grandkids loved the Valentine exchange party we had yesterday afternoon and hey, the adults had a great time too!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you. Happy stamping!

Links to some of the products I used to make these cards…

(the typewriter I used is CG280, I linked to a bigger typewriter by HA below but it doesn’t come with the 3 messages that CG280 does, if you can find it)

Avery Elle · Birthday · cards · Memory Box · MFT · Shopping · Washi Tape

SALE on SSS and birthday cards…

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YAY! So many cool stamps, dies, papers, inks, stencils and more from Simon Says Stamp!  Congrats on 13 years Simon Says Stamp!

A couple birthday cards that finally made it to the birthday kids so I can post them!  hehe

Pam Sparks Ethan's 16 b-day

For Ethan’s 16th birthday I used the MFT Smart phone die and one of the borders from the Memory Box Geometric Borders die set…

The Doodlebug enamel black dot for the button at the bottom and Ranger Black enamel accents in the top holes.

It’s hard to see but the phone is cut from Silver metallic card-stock.

 

Pam Sparks Lilli's 11th b-day

Lilli’s card is made with the Distress Ink Smooshing background and Avery Elle stamps and dies.  I used the dies to make masks to keep the ink off the images.

The rainbow Washi tape is from Doodlebug…not sure about the skinny triangle one.

Linking my cards up to Seize the Birthday challenge!

Working on cards for two Memory Box classes coming up March 12th at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids! Looking forward to seeing the ladies there again!

Happy Weekend everybody and thanks for stopping by!

 

Avery Elle · Birthday · copics · Easter · Reverse Confetti

Birthday card and Easter Baskets…

 

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Hi everyone!  I was so excited to get this stamp and die set from Avery Elle!  Perfect for boys of any age!  The sentiment is stamped on vellum with pigment ink and embossed with clear powder.  The clouds are stamped and inked with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the buildings are colored with Copic Sketch markers.  A row of chevron washi along the bottom.  I was happy with it and Lane liked it too!  The grandkids are growing up so fast!  This is grandson #2 turning 13!!!  Whoa!

Linking my Birthday card to…

Virginia’s View Challenge #14 – Layers and Dimension

 

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We’ve got grandkids!  Anyone have more than us?! lol  We have 17!  lol  We have so much fun! They range from 15 years old down to 2 months old.  Happy gram!  Saturday I made Easter baskets and Tim filled plastic Easter eggs with dollar bills.  Here’s the box with all 17 baskets  ready to pack in the car for the hunt.  The kids loved them and wanted to keep them too!  YAY!

 

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The girls baskets were lilac with light green tags.  The paper ‘carrot’ is a scallop circle taped in a cone shape and a couple poppystamps  die sprigs stapled with the tiny attacher for the carrot top!

I filled little zip lock bags with ‘Sundrops’. So cute!

 

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I googled baskets made from 12×12 paper and was reminded of this basket that we’d made several years ago!  I tried it multiple sizes and it ended up the 7.5 inch square size worked the best for what I had to put in it.  Score your paper in thirds both directions.  Cut up the score lines on two sides then you can position into the basket shape!  Very easy after you decide what size to make! lol

 

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I stamped and die cut the egg carton and chick from Reverse Confetti’s Carton Cuties stamp and die set.  So cute! Then on the back I stamped ‘from the bunny’, from the same stamp set.

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Baby Charles is way to little for an egg hunt or to eat.  But he needed something in his carrot!  So I put in a few Late July Organic mini cheddar sandwich cookies.  His basket had his 5 eggs in it instead of the fruit snacks.  Fortunately I had just the right color plastic eggs in the egg collection.  😀

 

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I’m linking my Easter baskets to the following challenges…

Addicted to CAS – Cute

After we had our Easter Basket/egg hunt, we ate supper and sang happy birthday a few times. A beautiful day with family.  It was nice to be able to be outside. Thankful it wasn’t muddy! eek!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!  I’m prepping for two classes Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Can’t wait to see the gals @ Scrapmania again!

p.s. Next week is the new Memory Box release…be watching!

Shopping links…

Avery Elle · Blog Hop · cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Perfect Layers Tools · Summer

Perfect Paper Crafting and Avery Elle Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone!  Welcome!  Good to be back sharing cards with you today!
Perfect Paper Crafting and Avery Elle have teamed up this week for a blog hop! The Design Teams are creating with Avery Elle stamps and dies and Perfect Paper Crafting tools. Both companies are giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners!!! How do you win? Just leave comments on the designer’s blogs as you hop through the list!  Remember to use my Sparks5% code when you shop PPC. Thank you!

The hop started Monday, July 28th and will go through August 1st at 12:00 midnight.  The winners will be announced on August 2nd.  You still have time to comment!
Just in case you missed any of the amazing projects created by the Avery Elle design team and the Perfect Paper Crafting design team, here are the links to all of the designers blogs…scroll down to get to my cards!
Avery Elle – every day
Perfect Paper Crafting – every day
Caryn Davies – Monday
Yainea – Monday
Jenny Peterson – Monday
Kasia Curry – Tuesday
Chunyuan Wu – Tuesday
Roxie Glaza – Tuesday
Maska Vanacker  – Wednesday
Jenny Gropp – Wednesday
Heather Campbell – Thursday
JJ Bolton – Thursday
Tracy Valure – Thursday
Avery Elle – Friday (Jamie Gracz)
Pam Sparks – Friday

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Only one Christmas card today! : )

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Here I used the Mini Perfect Layers Tools and cutting mat to border the angle (cut with one of the dies from the Custom Panel Elle-ments set) of the kraft card-stock with red.   I do love Christmas and I love these colors together!

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I used the Avery Elle Winter Wreath Clear Stamp Set and Custom Panels Elle-ments for this card. I heat embossed the wreath with white embossing powder. Inked the kraft card with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and spattered it with a little water. Stamped the pinecones and bow on kraft and cut them out by hand. Stamped the sentiments with Espresso Truffle Memento ink, spattered with Dylusions White Linen spray and added red glitter domes for berries.

Linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted To Stamps Anything Goes Challenge
Crafting For all Seasons – Christmas in July
Southern Girls Challenge – Christmas is a-coming
Creative Card Crew – Christmas
Avery Elle Challenge – Die Cuts

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Here I used the Mini Perfect Layers Tools and cutting mat to mat my stamped white panel with 1/16th inch green.  I love being able to cut a perfect 1/16th inch mat every time!!!

I used the Avery Elle Laurels Clear Stamp set, Laurels Elle-ments, Build a Banner Clear Stamp set, Build a Banner Elle-ments and Petals and Stems Clear Stamp set for this card.

I stamped with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink for the green and Versacolor Pigment inks for the pink flowers.

It’s so fun to be able to die cut the images!  Love how the Elle-ments dies work!

Linking up to 7 Kids College Challenge – Anything Goes, Get Wordy
Avery Elle Challenge – Die cuts

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My last card for today. I was inspired by a card I saved from the Avery Elle blog some time ago.  Sorry, I didn’t save the link and there isn’t a name on the photo.  : (   I just had to make it though! It’s perfect for one of our grandson’s.   Our July family birthday party is tonight… so more birthday cards coming soon!

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I used the Mini Perfect Layers Tools and cutting mat to mat the white panel with an 1/8th inch border.

I used the Avery Elle Happy Camper Clear Stamp set for the images and the happy birthday is from the Red and Goldie Clear Stamp set. 

I hand cut the images out and colored the mountains and canoe with Copics and stamped with Versacolor Pigment ink. Happy Birthday is embossed with white embossing powder on black card-stock.

Linking to the Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge – use the color blue
Color Q Challenge 

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Thanks for visiting my blog today! It was so good to use some of the ‘collection’ today!  wink, wink… I know you know what I mean! lol

Have a great weekend and I hope you win! : )

Supplies I used… 

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