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How to make your own envelopes!

Easy with the Martha Stewart score board!

The first video is for 6 in. square cards… showing 1/8 in., 1/4 in., and 1/2 in. deep envelopes

This video is for 5 1/2 in. square and A2 cards… showing 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. deep envelopes

Measurements…

A2 – 1/4 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 8 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in.
  • Score two opposite sides @ 3 in. and 2 3/4 in.
  • Score other two opposite sides @ 3 5/8 and 3 3/8 in.

A2 – 1/2 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 8 3/4 in. x 8 3/4 in.
  • Score two opposite sides @ 3 1/4 in. and 2 3/4 in.
  • Score other two opposite sides @ 3 5/8 and 3 1/8 in.

5 3/4 in. Square – 1/4 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 9 in. x 9 in.
  • Score @ 3 1/2 in. and 3 1/4 in.

5 3/4 in. Square – 1/2 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 9 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in.
  • Score @ 3 7/8 in. and 3 3/8 in.

6 1/8 in. Square – 1/8 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 10 in. x 10 in.
  • Score @ 3 7/8 in. and 4 in.

6 1/8 in. Square – 1/4 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 10 in. x 10 in.
  • Score @ 3 3/4 in. and 4 in.

6 1/8 in. Square – 1/2 in. deep

  • Cut card-stock 10 in. x 10 in.
  • Score @ 3 1/2 in. and 4 in.

 

Have a great weekend and make up some pretty envelopes!  : )

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Red, White and Blue…

and Happy First Birthday Corrin!!!

Finally using one of my new Penny Black stamps!  YEA!  I bought it HERE…it’s one of the new slapstick/cling stamps…slap it on an acrylic block! lol  We have a grandson that was just a week old Thursday and then this card is for a grandson that will be one year old Wednesday.  They grow up so fast!

I’m linking to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog…so excited to play in their challenge at last!  I’m going to try to keep up better and use more of my Penny Black stamps.  It’s so easy to just collect them! lol  I know I’m not the only one with this problem!!!  I see you smiling out there! lol  I’m full of good intentions! ha! The challenge from Penny Black @ Allsorts Blog is ” A Burst of Summer Color”. I’m using the sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog, at Stamp Something Blog the challenge is to use the colors of your country’s flag,  the challenge at No Time to Stamp is to use stars and Stamp With Fun Challenge Blog theme is Birthday!  Thanks for the great challenges gals!

Stamped Fly Away with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Sketch markers. R05, 08, 59 (colored over w/W1, 3, 5), B91 – 99 (colored over w/W1, 3, 5), E43, 44, 47 and B99 for his slacks, E53, 55, 57, 59 for his shoes, N1 – 7 for the airplane, E33 – 37 for the dog. Skin E000, 00, 11, R30.   The pattern papers are Doodlebug (ancient stuff, probably six years old – hey,  I’m testing them to see if they are really archival!  hahahahaha).  Marvy Uchida primitive star punches,  the number “1” is an EK Success papershaper punch,  “Birthday” A2657, is a Printworks stamp that you can purchase HERE, the Checker border is a Martha Stewart border punch HERE and the card-stocks are, white Papertrey Ink, red is Bazzill and the navy is Stampin Up.

Just looking at this again…I’m in a rut…I reach for the B90’s w/out thinking… I should have used other blues to match this pattern paper better….maybe next time! lol  I do have other blues after-all!

Hope he makes you smile!

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Penelope and Shelly…

Penelope and Shelly make me grin and almost giggle!  Such an adorable expression and love her hair! Amy Young is the artist for CC Designs.  I made this “Box in a Bag” project for All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge blog. I used CC Designs Amy R Beach Sentiments for the words on the handle and the words on the tag. Penelope and Shelly are stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers (her hair is E50 – 57, her eyes are B21 & 23).  My bag and tag are both Accucut dies.  The wild grass and mini sun are punches from the Punch Bunch.  The white flower is from a Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.  Yellow and Blue Prism card-stock… McGill 1/16th and 1/8th in. hole punches.

Talk about fun to color!  I think I’ll fill this bag with water balloons!  My grandkids love them!

Hope you can play along with us in the challenge this week…always a great prize!  All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge blog is HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

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God’s tiny miracle…

New Grandson born on Thursday so  I had to get this new hÄnglar stamp “inky”!  Stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  I made an easel card with a couple different Nestabilities dies for shapes… oh he is so sweet!  Going to see him today!

  • hÄnglar Baby set purchased on UK ebay
  • Sentiment stamp by All Night Media
  • alphabet background by Stampin Up
  • Bundle of Love ribbon by SEI
  • Clothesline stamp by Inkadinkado, a baby boy clear set (stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink)
  • Cloud punch – unknown…I’ve had it a long, long time! lol

The challenge at Our Creative Corner is Blues and Greens…

So fun!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Color Challenge….

Carribean, Pink and Celery…
Good morning…my post today for All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge blog is colorful, in a pastel sort of way!  I used three images from the Swiss Pixies Spring kit… Bumblebee Hansel, Ladybug Nora and the wheelbarrow (on SALE through June 24!!!).  I love these images and how interactive they are together.  Christine, the artist thinks of everything!
  • Stamped the images HERE in Memento Tuxedo Black ink HERE
  • Colored them with Copic Sketch Markers (blonde hair E50, YR31, 21, 23, brown hair E50-57 pink R81-85, green YG21-25, blue BG0000-05, grays N1-7) HERE
  • Special Delivery sentiment is from Inkadinkado and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink HERE
  • Woodgrain stamp is by All Night Media, stamped in Pink Pirouette ink by Stampin Up
  • Carribean Blue and Pink Pirouette Card-stock by Stampin Up,  Celery by Prism
  • Bird branch corner is a Martha Stewart corner punch
  • Flowers are EK Success retro small and medium flower punches
  • Itty Bitty brads in the flower centers are by Bazzill HERE
  • Branch punch is from the Punch Bunch
  • Flourishes are from the Netherlands, a die by Marianne Designs HERE
  • Stuck everything together with my ATG Gun HERE,  LOVE that thing! I use Tombow Mono Multi for the flowers and flourishes HERE My glue FAVE!

Hope you can join us for the challenge…all the info is on the ATS Weekly Wed. Challenge blog…check it out!

Hope they make you smile!  Stamping off!

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Happy Father’s Day…

I just got this truck stamp from Printworks…it made up great for Father’s Day but I think it’ll be fun for many other occasions for men too…especially birthdays.  Can you see it at Christmas with a tree out the back?!!!  I have to work on that idea!!!  I love Christmas!

The inside…

The stamps I used for this scene are all from Printworks Collection. The first three are new and you can see the pdf files of the new stamps  HERE. The truck is JB4020 Country Pickup,  Happy Father’s Day is C4031, My Dad is E4032 (on the inside), Daisy Sprig is C2012, Leaf Pattern is G2475 and my dots for the sand stamp (found it) is so old it was before they used the item code on the wood!  I will try to find it on the online store.  Click HERE to shop for the stamps. Some you will need to type into the comment section when you order and then Nicole will email you the $$ total.  I believe the Leaf Pattern stamp is also in a clear set (found it).  I love how interactive Printworks stamps are and of course Annette’s signature look and hearts!  Look at these fun stamps while you’re at it!  HERE,  HERE and HERE… Aren’t they great?!!!

A close-up…

I stamped the truck first with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then masked and stamped, with the stampamajig, the fishing poles in the back.  The leaf pattern stamp is stamped multiple times with Printworks Citrus, Ivy and Oak Brown stamp pads.   Everything is colored in with Copic Sketch Markers. I used Strathmore Smooth Bristol to stamp this scene on,  matted with Prism dark brown card-stock and the pattern paper is by Basic Grey. I cut all my papers with the Tonic Guillotine trimmer…my fave cutter ever!!!  On the inside I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Basic Grey paper and cut it out  and embossed  with a rectangle nestabilities die.

♥ So thankful for Father’s!  Celebrate making memories and remembering good times. ♥  Thanks for stopping by!

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Summer Fun, swinging and jumping rope!

 

Jumping rope and swinging are a popular Spring through Fall activity for myself and the grandchildren!  I just had to have these two adorable Magnolia stamps to create with.  The flowers are from last Summer’s Magnolia Summer Kit.  I masked and used my Stamp a ma jig as I stamped.

A close up of the cute kids…Tilda and Edwin

An angle shot of the frame card design…it’s 7 inches x 7 inches!!! eek! lol

I used Basic Grey Green at Heart papers…

stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink

colored with Copic Sketch Markers

Martha Stewart butterfly punch…

Hero Arts pink gemstones for the flower centers and on the butterfly…

Latest new products and SALE at 7KIDSCollegeFund.com – NEW CC Designs in the store and 15% off the whole line from CC Designs!!!  Use the CODE CC15 when you check out.

♥ Happy stamping!  Thanks for stopping by to see my Tilda and Edwin playing card! ♥

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Cracked Glass Challenge…

The Challenge this week on the All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge Blog is the Cracked Glass Technique.  I had to go to the basement and scrounge around to find my “vintage”  UTEE! lol

I love combining CC Designs rubber stamps. Birdhouse is HERE…Field Fence is HERE.  So many creative options.  Of course I used my trusty friend the Stamp a ma jig (link in sidebar) to position the birdhouse on the fence and the sentiment just where I wanted it!  Tim Holtz paper distresser, Distress inks and Ink Blending Tool (links in sidebar)…EK Success small retro flower punch and butterfly punch….small flower punches are from Michaels…gemstones are from Hero Arts (link to 7Kids in sidebar),  paper cord from JoAnn’s.  Bazzill Card-stock,  Kraft card-stock from DMD,  Woodgrain stamp is All Night Media.  Floral Background from a set by Hero Arts.  The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers (links in sidebar).  Versamark and UTEE to get the cracked glass effect.

Thanks for checking out my card for today!  Hope you get time to play a long!  It’s a fun look for sure!

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Beach Bound Lili and a VW “bug”…

I love this new Beach Bound Lili from Inky Impressions and the new beach stamps from Printworks! I had a lightbulb moment to use them together but then it was challenging because I was looking at the stamps and not how they would stamp!  You know,  the other direction!  So back to square one for a bit there! lol

The Close Up….

The inside…

The SCOOP!!!
Nicole at Inky Impressions rubber stamps is having a First Birthday Sale! All INKY IMPRESSIONS Rubber Stamps will be $10.95   The INKTACULAR SALE-A-BRATION will end on Wed. June 16th at Midnight Eastern standard time. Choose email checkout and she will manually adjust your order and send you a new invoice through Paypal.  Check out the “just added” products while you’re there too!

AWESOME NEW STAMPS from Printworks Collection for Father’s Day and Summer….go HERE and click on the “New Releases” Link to see the pages of new images.  To order,  go to the Printworks online store HERE,  create your order and in the comment box,  type in the new stamps you want to order. Nicole will get back to you with your total.

I know…both gals are Nicoles! lol  Awesome to work with too! Gotta love rubber stampers!

Thanks for sharing the love of stamping, coloring, blogging with me and thanks so much for taking the time to come by!

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Lemonade Sorbet for you….

Mornin’  – not sure about Lemonade Sorbet for breakfast but could be yummy & cool later in the day!  I don’t have any though! lol  Not sure they even make such a thing!  I’m too busy stamping to be making it either!  *smile*

Today’s Challenge at All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge blog is to use ribbon and buttons.  I used ric rac and buttons…the buttons got me off on a sewing streak.  I think I need quilting thread or something heavier in the machine for this thicker type paper.  Regular thread doesn’t show up much and I sewed around the green piece twice!  whine, whine!

Buttons are Daisy D’s…ric rac is Bo Bunny’s…papers are Quite Contrary by My Minds Eye…flower is Stampin Up’s scallop punch… leaf is Stampin Up’s bird branch punch (the wing)

♥ The sketch I used is from the challenge at Sketch and Stamp Challenge Blog (Mon.) this week!
♥ What Summer means to me is the challenge at Our Creative Corner so I had to play along!
♥ Summer Fun is the challenge at Paper Sundaes (Sunday) another great blog!
♥ Summer/Travel is the theme at Stampin’ For the Weekend!  So FUN!

    Hope you can play along with us this week in the button and ribbon challenge!  It was fun!  Thanks for dropping in for a visit and ice cream!  ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Spring Tulip and Butterfly ATC…

    Happy Tuesday! Posting an ATC I just finished…late Spring,  I’ll call it! lol   See the Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon up in the corner…cool and the tiny staples holding it are from the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. The butterfly (colored with Copic Sketch Markers) and Spring and flowers words are from Hero Arts….the tulips are a digital image colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  The green and black gems are from Hero Arts.  The border is from the Sandylion Borders 2 clear set.

    Thanks for stopping by! Happy Late Spring!

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    Tilda, Family and What’s New!

    (E.T.A. 7:25 pm)  WE JUST HAD A SHORT, WILD, WINDY THUNDERSTORM!!!  GUESS WHAT?!  Then bright sunshine and a rainbow… I grabbed my camera and  took this out the window, so it’s not great but how COOL!

    Tilda is bringing us a great reminder today, especially since it’s that time of year around here!  This cutie Tilda in Spring Rain is available HERE, part of the Chasing Butterflies Collection.  Colored with Distress Inks available HERE.  EK Success Medium Retro flower punch and leaf punch.  I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher instead of thread in the button holes (I did put them in by hand).  The cute saying is from an Inkadinkado clear stamp set called Friendly advice available HERE,  I still need to get this one HERE,  so cute!  Gingham and polka dot paper is by October Afternoon…scallop ledger paper is from Creative Imaginations.  I edged everything with Antique Linen Distress ink and the ink blending tool (link in sidebar).   Tilda and the sentiment are stamped with Versafine Onyz Black Ink available HERE.

    Linking to the Magnolia Down Under Challenge blog today…the theme is polka dots!

    ♥FAMILY NEWS…..

    I wanted to take a minute to tell you our oldest daughter (Heather) has set up a blog, Adoption Miracles,  for our middle daughter’s (Amanda) upcoming adopting two children from Bulgaria.  Right now she is giving away one of my cards!  Cool….  There is a link to Amanda’s blog and the heart warming saga of their adopting two children from Ukraine and now as the journey continues by adopting two more orphans from Bulgaria. Our youngest daughter Breanna and her DH are expecting their second child this month,  so it will be an exciting month here!  By the end of the year Tim and I will have 12 grandchildren!  They are all wonderful!!! As I’m sure all you grandparents out there feel the same way about yours!!!  ♥

    ♥7KidsCollegeFund NEWS….

    The new Magnolia Wedding Collection up in the store for sale HERE!!!!  Some awesome images!!!  Tab has them ALL!!!

    Newly added Copic Ink refills HERE

    New Penny Black slapstick stamps & clear stamp sets ….some of the older cute stamps HERE and HERE

    New Cuttlebug HERE

    Lots to check out at the store!  Thanks for giving me a chunk of time out of your day!  ♥ Happy stamping! ♥

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    Another Honey beatin’ the heat!

    I love the “Honey”  images that Christine is drawing for her line of stamps,  CC Designs.  The one I’m using today is named, Summer!

    Lesa challenged the Design team for All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge Blog to a color challenge this week….so you get to be challenged next!  This one sent me searching through my cropper hopper paper holders for awhile…. light yellow,  light blue and pumpkin!!!  This paper is an old set from Chatterbox… the sketch I used is from The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog.

    Here’s what you’ll want to know to play along…we’d LOVE to have you!

    • your card must include a stamp that is sold in the All That Scraps store
    • one entry per person
    • you have until 10 p.m. EST Tuesday June 8th to load to Mr. Linky on the challenge blog
    • use the colors, light yellow, light blue and pumpkin on your card or project
    • Have FUN!

    Honey is stamped with MEMENTO BLACK INK... colored with COPIC SKETCH MARKERSGIGGLE (Beach sentiments from ALL THAT SCRAPS) is stamped with VERSAFINE ONYX BLACK INKFISKARS BEACH WAVES border punch… EK SUCCESS RETRO FLOWER SMALL punch…large flower is from a CUTTLEBUG 2×6 FLOWER DIE SET…BAZZILL TEENY 3 MM BRADS…teeny daisy for the FLOWER CENTERS from Michaels…

    I have another Honey card to post this week and a Tilda from Magnolia too!

    ♥♥♥You’ll see I have a new widget in my sidebar…. pause for a FAMILY MINUTE! lol   Tim and I have three married daughters,  our middle daughter Amanda and son-in-law Tim, have adopted two children from Ukraine, one in Oct. 08 and one in Oct. 09.  They are in the process of adopting two children from Bulgaria this year.  It is amazing and the children are delightful.  They change so fast once they have loving parents, a home, nutritious food and supplements. And of course grandparents!!!  We are so proud of them! Our daughters Heather and Breanna are working to help them with a new blog Adoption Miracles.  If you have time to visit,  I’m sure meeting Henry and Anya will make you smile.  We are anxious to meet Gloria and Mihail (Reece’s Rainbow changes their names when they put them on their website – safety precaution)  later this year also!  Thanks again for stopping by and sharing the love of stamping,  family and friends!

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    Lili Ice Cream…

    Info-mercial….and then on to my card….I wanted to let you know some fun Inky Impressions News…. On the Inky Impressions yahoo group check out the monthly challenges and play along  for a chance at a fabulous prize. For the first challenge, one lucky stamper will receive a gift certificate to the Inky store and the prize for the second challenge is your card would be featured on the Inky Impressions yahoo group home page for the next month!!!
    Here’s what you need to know …

    #1. Every month on the Inky Impressions yahoo group there will be a Home Page contest with a monthly theme. This month the theme is FLOWERS. The winner will have their card displayed for the whole month of June to greet our members every time they sign on to the group. You have till the end of May to enter this contest. Add your photo to the June Homepage Photo album on the yahoo group site.

    #2. There is also another challenge on the yahoo group during each month that will follow a theme. The winner will win a gift certificate generously donated by Nicole the owner of Inky Impressions to use at the Inky Impressions store. Woohoo!!! The theme for this month is SUMMER FUN. Please upload your entry to the May Monthly Challenge album in the Photo Album on the yahoo group. The winner will be announced at the beginning of June.

    ♥♥♥Both challenges are due the last day of the month and we will pick our winners and let you know soon after.♥♥♥

    ♥♥♥Gotta LOVE this ♥♥♥ just for joining Inky Impressions yahoo group you will automatically get 10% off your Inky Impressions orders. Come join the Inky Impressions yahoo group HERE.

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    Rolled flowers,  hand stitching, stamping, coloring and punching,  oh and a little distressing!

    I used quilting thread and a quilting teeny needle (size 12) to backstitch around the oval.  I pierced the holes first.  I need to find a little heavier thread though…last time I did this the thread was too heavy…gotta find that happy medium!  This Lili is so cute licking her ice cream cone – She looks like she could be taking a break from working at a drive up ice cream shoppe…one thing about an ice cream shoppe,  you know it’ll always be cool inside!  So… “have some ice cream”  is from a clear stamp set by Hero Arts HERE.

    I tried rolled flowers (how to HERE) …I like it!  A one and a quarter inch circle punch for the larger and one inch for the four smaller flowers. The branch is from the Punch Bunch.  The heart stick pin is from Fancy Pants and the pink heart pearl is from Hero Arts HERE.

    You can buy Lili Ice Cream HERE,  the border punch HERE,  the nestabilities oval dies HERE,  stamping ink HERE,  Bazzill 3mm teeny brads HERE,  Copics for coloring HERE and the Tim Holtz distressing tool HERE.

    Linking to these Challenge blogs…

    Have a relaxing and thankful Memorial weekend!  ♥  I appreciate you coming by to visit!

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    A Splendid Adventure….

    Honey Sailor is setting out to travel/explore…a Splendid Adventure!

    This week for All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge blog,  Janneke created a sketch for us to follow.  Thanks to Janneke’s inspiration and ideas, I’m learning to love using sketches!  I started from the base up for today’s card.  Picked three colors of Bazzill monochromatic card-stocks, my favorite ever kraft and set out to conquer this sketch challenge!  Yep a splendid adventure indeed…I had fun! lol

    We’d LOVE to have you join us in the challenge this week…here is what you’ll want to know to play…

    • your card must include a stamp that is sold in the All That Scraps store
    • one entry per person
    • you have until 10 p.m. EST Tuesday June 1st to load to Mr. Linky on the challenge blog
    • use Janneke’s sketch on your card or project
    • Have FUN!

    I stamped Honey Sailor from CC Designs with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch Markers.  Cuttlebug 2×6 dies for the beach elements….EK Success border punch.  A Splendid Adventure is a Stampers Anonymous stamp…Explore and Travel are from a set by PSX all stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink.  I stamped the Sanded background stamp from Stampin Up with Walnut Stain distress ink on the kraft card-stock and elements.  The papers are all edged with Walnut Stain distress ink and the ink blending tool. I “always” work on the craft mat so the ink goes onto the paper from the mat so easily,  much better than working on scrap paper!  really,  it’s amazing and you use less ink and faster!!!  I scored my card base with Martha Stewart’s score board…love it!  So accurate!

    Tab has added new stamps this week!!!   CC Designs (Adorable Darby and Penelope that I did last week, Honey and Swiss Pixies and more),  Whiff of Joy and you can pre-order the June, Bon Voyage issue of the Magnolia Ink too! 10% off her already discounted prices! LOVE that! ♥♥♥

    Here’s Honey waving good-bye for now!