Birthday · cards · Impression Obsession · Snowman · Winter · Zigs

Impression Obsession Snowman With Fence Birthday Card…

January is a big birthday month for our family… I’m behind posting my cards!  This one was for our youngest grandson Charles… he picked out the stamp.  I made him another interactive card that I was experimenting with that he loved.  I need to improve on it though to make that one post worthy! lol

I stamped this on Canson Smooth Bristol and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Brush markers.

Definitely a jolly, happy soul!  I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss white on the snow.

I stamped the number 5 on one of the new poppystamps Heart Tag Trio.  The snow is from a new poppystamps Whittle Cloud Border die set.  Both die cut in white cardstock. I love how fluffy it looks as snow!

The sentiment Birthday Boy is from poppystamps Sentiments of Hello stamp set, inked up with Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster Ink.  Taylored Expressions cardstock, Confetti Cake for the card base also.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a couple CAS Valentines to post soon, so I’ll be back! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps:…
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Poppystamps – 2318 Whittle Cloud…
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Poppystamps – 2302 Heart Tag Trio…
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Poppystamps – CL451 Sentiments of…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
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Nuvo Crystal Drops – Gloss Simply White
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Die Piecing · Masculine · Memory Box · Quickutz · Taylored Expressions

3 Letterboard Cards…

Hi everyone!  Did you see the Splitcoast Stampers recent email talking about Letterboard cards? oh, I keep calling them this but I think the email called them Marque cards. Here’s the tutorial!

My first one is a birthday card for our oldest grandson.  I used an old alphabet die set from Quickutz called Diesel.  The birthday wishes postal circle is from Inkadinkado.

I will link up a bunch of alternative, similar alphabet die sets in my linkdeli collection at the end of the post.  They would all make awesome cards like this too!

This one is ¼ of an inch taller than a regular A2 card.  I mailed it in an A7 envelope.

The little bit of coloring is with Copics.

The next one is the card I made for Tim/husband.  Four family birthdays in January! Two more to go! hehe

This one I used a different alphabet.  It’s Parker from Memory Box. (my link below is to Parker lower case, upper isn’t available anymore)  The little candle is from a Quickutz die set and the heart was on my desk.

I scored lines this time with my scor-pal instead of making ¼ inch strips and foam mounting tape like I did for the others.

Harder to see the scored lines in that picture…

There you can see them again.  This card is A2 size and the cardbase is Cookie Monster cardstock from Taylored Expressions.

Glossy Accents on the candle and heart.

My third cards are thank yous!  I need several right now!  ❤

I really had fun with this card style… but I quit for now because I need to do other stuff! lol

This is Quickutz Diesel alphabet again.  The heart is from Honeybee Stamps.

The red and black cardstocks are from Taylored Expressions also.  The envelopes I made for these is a digital cut from Kerri Bradford.com.  I cut them on the Scan and Cut cm350.   I’ve been experimenting to use it more!  yay!  It’s like a coin envelope style… I should’ve taken a better picture of just the envelopes.  You can find it HERE.

A2 size and I used two Pool notecards from Memory Box for the card bases.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’ll be back real soon with another Reverse Confetti card, then more Memory Box and poppystamps coming your way! Hope the new year is finding you with time to make.  I can’t believe this month is almost history!  :O

$5 off code for SSS right now is LVEYU842  (good ’til 3/1)

Then there’s a grrreat sale at Taylored Expressions!  You know I love their cardstock and I received the blending brushes for Christmas!!!  Link below and get the brushes, caddy and cleaning tool now while they are 30% off!!!  (hmmm, do I need another set?!) lol Sale today, 9 a.m. CST the 23rd through tomorrow 9 a.m. CST the 24th!  HURRY!  😀

TE Blender Brushes
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TE Blender Brushes Storage Caddy
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Blender Brush Cleaning Tool
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Memory Box – 94341 Vintage Varsity…
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Lawn Fawn COLE’S ABCs Lawn Cuts Dies…
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Lawn Fawn FINLEY’S ABC’s Lawn Cuts…
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Lawn Fawn QUINN’S CAPITAL ABC’s Lawn…
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Pinkfresh Studio ADORE ALPHA Die Set…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies ALL CAPS NO 01…
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Mama Elephant INLINE LETTERS Creative…
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Journey Serifs Steel Rule Die
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SR-011 Contour Type-Oh! Steel Rule Die
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Memory Box dies – Parker Lower…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
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Darice Double-Sided White Foam Sticky…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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A2 Envelopes
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Honey Bee Stamps – Honey Cuts – Steel…
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Birch Press Design > 25 Notecard…
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Birch Press Design > Patterned Paper…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Masculine · Poppystamps

poppystamps Happy Birthday Card…

Hi everyone! Every once in awhile I’m inspired to use something from my stash….so don’t shoot me because today I’m using a die that is no more!  poppystamps Happy Birthday Melody. 

I stapled it on with the tiny attacher stapler.

The word belated is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set that I stamped… I love how it turned out.

Some washi tape on the background piece and an old canvas looking background stamped in black.

This is not your normal cardstock!  A gal from stamp club brought this and gave it to us… It’s chipboard like.  So fun and it just adds more to the masculine feel of the card.

An A2 size, clean and simple card that just came together with stuff from my stash!  yay!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back with more birthday cards… I can’t show yet because I don’t want the peeps to see them before they receive them!  hehe

We’re celebrating Winter here in Iowa with a snowstorm that’s living up to the forecast!  Sorry to the ppl that need to go places! Take care!  ❤

Birthday · cards · Christmas · copics · Cottage Cutz · Die Piecing · Winter

Cottage Cutz Peeker Snowmen Birthday Card…

Cute card warning….and these snowmen fit the part! It’s a dreary windy, rainy day here. A little blog cheer is called for!

My white pen was acting up…grrr.  The cardinals have a dot of black enamel accents on their eyes.

I die cut the snowmen in white and colored all the parts with Copic Sketch Markers.

I die cut the music in black and left it complete…die cut it again in white and cut out the snowflakes and glued them over the black ones.

The background is Distress Oxide inks and the mini ink blending tools…Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.

This is for our oldest daughter that was born on Christmas Day!

I was inspired by Leslie Miller’s 2nd card HERE.  It’s funny the twists and turns a card takes as it comes to life!  Kinda like Frosty! lol

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a fun shopping weekend!  Here’s the stores I link to as an affiliate.  Thank you so much for clicking through my blog when you can!

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Simon Says Stamp World’s Largest…
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Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps
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Scrapbook.com – Ideas, Supplies,…
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Home | Sizzix.com
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Spellbinders Paper Arts – Die Cut,…
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My Favorite Things | Clear Stamps &…
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Shopping links for what I used…

CottageCutz Peeker Snowmen
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CottageCutz Icicle Border (7″ Long)
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Simon Says Stamp JINGLE SNOWFLAKES…
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Carta Bella 12×12 Double-Sided…
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White &…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · copics · Interactive · MFT · Summer

MFT Hop, Flip and a Jump Interactive Birthday Card…

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a birthday card for one of our grandsons that just turned 7 the end of September.  He’s a tramp lovin’ boy for sure and can run like the wind!

I used some newer My Favorite Things stamps and dies… perfect for our grands who all love the tramp.  I had a $25 gift certificate that I’d won on a challenge that helped me buy the awesome Interactive Up Down Die set!  We’ll need to use it a lot!

I followed the MFT Design Team gal Laura’s instructional video on how to do it.  I reinforced the mechanism by gluing 3 die cuts together though, it really needed the strength!  I haven’t asked but I’m hoping it’s still working on the card! hehe

Super cute and easy to color!  I was so happy with how it turned out!  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Ink and cut the images out with the Scan and Cut 350, then colored with Copic Sketch Markers. There are coordinating dies, I’ll link them up below.

Then it was just assemble like Laura’s video! You can find it on the MFT You Tube Channel. Here’s my video of it in action! Click HERE to see it BIG… much better on the You Tube channel.

It’s an A2 size card…

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope it made you smile!

Here’s what I used to make it…

My Favorite Things A HOP FLIP AND A…
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My Favorite Things HOP FLIP AND A…
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My Favorite Things INTERACTIVE UP AND…
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My Favorite Things MINI CLOUD EDGES…
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Honey Bee GRASS BORDER Die hbds-gb
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Lawn Fawn – Clear Photopolymer Stamps…
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Push Here
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Lawn Fawn SET LF17SETPH PUSH HERE…
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Birthday · cards · copics · Family · Hello Bluebird · Honey Bee Stamps

Honey Bee Stamps, Oh My Whiskers Birthday Card…


Hi everyone!  It’s time for family September birthdays around here. This is for our granddaughter that loves her outdoor kitties! It’s her 12th birthday and one of her birthday gifts from her mom and dad were all the kitty pictures printed from her iPod and a photo album to put them in!  So so sweet!  She loved it!

When I saw this stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps, I knew I had to have it for Lizzie Faith’s birthday card this year.  The kitties are SO CUTE! Just full of personality.

I stamped on Copic X-press it card, cut the images out with the Scan and Cut and colored with Copic Sketch Markers. There are coordinating dies to but I don’t have them yet.

Pinks are R81,83,85

Green YG17

Grays the T’s and N’s

Violet V12, 15, 17

yellow Y13, 15

I added the white dots to the boot with a White Signo Gel pen.

The cardstock is Taylored Expressions Confetti Cake for the cardbase and Bazzill cut with a grass die and cloud border die.

The white heat embossed sentiment is from another set, I’ll link below and I colored a piece of Copic X-press it card with the pinks, let it dry, then heat embossed it in the MISTI. Another sentiment from the same set on the inside.

Linking to some challenges…

Seize the Birthday

I hope it made you smile!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Two more birthday cards to go.  All three birthdays are right in a row…how did that happen! (different years)  I remember when all three of them were born.  They grow up so fast!  ❤

Products I used for this card…

Honey Bee Stamps – Clear Photopolymer…
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Honey Bee Stamps – Honey Cuts – Steel…
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Honey Bee Stamps – Clear Photopolymer…
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Honey Bee Stamps – Honey Cuts – Steel…
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Hello Bluebird SUNSHINE SCENE Die hb2185
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Hello Bluebird POND BUILDER Die Set…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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TE Premium Cardstock
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Spearmint Stick
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Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant…
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Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant…
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Archival…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
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Lawn Fawn – Embossing Powder – White
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Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Flowers · Karin Markers · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Watercolor

NEW poppystamps Peony Bouquet Thinking of You Card…

Hi everyone!  Switching gears from cute to floral!  I love this new clear stamp set from poppystamps!  So pretty gold embossed and watercolored with Karin Markers, water and a paintbrush.

I stamped the poppystamps Picnic Plaid clear stamp using the Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform on Hobby Lobby Masters Touch watercolor card.  I love using this stamp platform for big stamps because I can leave the stamp on the lid then take just the lid/stamp to the sink to wash it after stamping!  So easy to clean up that way.

I stamped the plaid with Taylored Expressions Premium Dye Ink, first in Pink Champagne and then to get it a little pinker, I inked and stamped it again with Cupcake.  I was trying to match the Karin markers I used for watercoloring.

I heat embossed the image and sentiment with gold embossing powder. Then started coloring!

My Karin Markers (from Poland) were a gift from an amazing, dear, friend back in March. (the dreaded birthday was awesome this year) It looks like Simon Says Stamp is bringing them in but nothing in stock yet.  To see my other card I colored with them, select my Karin Markers category over on the right.  You can use any watercolors to color stamp images though and I plan to do some more with this beautiful image!

Karin Markers are Brush Pens and beautiful for Modern Brush Calligraphy!  I’ve been practicing on that when I sit down at night… pretty fun!  I’ve always enjoyed lettering but have only pursued it a couple times and never kept up with it.  Here’s hoping I do better this time.  It’s fun to do with the grandkids also.

ok – well, I’ll wrap this up and say, thanks for coming over! Hope you feel like coloring now!  I need to keep coloring/practicing! Don’t look at my coloring to close! lol

ttul,

Products I used to make this card… (coupon code for $5 off at SSS is HEAT899, expires 8/15 at 11:59 pm ET)

Poppystamps – CL483 Peony Bouquet…
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Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
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Premium Ink – Taylored Expressions…
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Premium Ink – Taylored Expressions…
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My Sweet Petunia – Cut-Align
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
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Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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