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2022 New Releases, Birthday, Crazy Z Fold, Dull Glossy Paper, Scallop Circle Card Making Die

I know that we have been pretty silent on our blog but summer is just so busy!! I did manage to get a new card kit posted today! Super cute Birthday card! We always need birthday cards.

Stamps & Cutting Die Used:

Scallop Circle Card Making Cutting Die

Stamps: E201 KB’s Birthday Cake, G284 Birthday Wishes Circle, DD71 Cake Time Fun Cube, AA10 Dual Dots, G378 Day Be,

Here is the link for the card kit!

Card Kit #9

Explore the Universe

Aliens, Dull Glossy Paper, Valentine's Day

Good Morning. We have a few more Valentine cards we’ve been working on. We have been busy with orders so I haven’t taken the time to blog. Sometimes there is just too much to do!

Image: Pink card on a black background with two green aliens sitting inside a pink spaceship with a tiny pink heart in the space above them. The words above them say, “Let’s explore the universe together.”
Image: Closeup of card above
Image: Pink Valentine card with green aliens on a white background.

Stamp Links:

G362 Alien Love. E338 Exlpore Universe. A186 Solid Heart. A188 Stitch Heart

Feb. 2, 2022 – Beautiful Memories

Dull Glossy Paper, With Sympathy

Happy Wednesday! This sympathy stamp works really well with small flowers. Here is another version compared to the one last week. The flower was colored with alcohol ink markers.

Stamp links are below!

Stamps: G374 Loved One Special, CC82 Black Eye Susan Small, HH28 Dots and Lines Border

We’ll have more valentine cards coming too!

Feb. 1, 2022 – Stitched hearts

Dull Glossy Paper, Valentine's Day

A sweet Valentine’s card today. Hope everyone is staying warm. ❄️ Stamp links are below!

E274 Happy Valentine’s Day

C320 Handmade Card,

A186 Solid Heart and A188 Stitched Heart

Dull gloss paper link > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Pink card stock paper link > http://thepapercut.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TPC&Product_Code=A2SC403&Category_Code=SCPKPUR

Jan. 31, 2022 – Happy camper

Camping, Dull Glossy Paper

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It is not currently camping weather here in WI but we are looking forward to going this summer. Hopefully, we’ll have some good weather. The background on this card is actually a wood texture and came in a 12×12 packet. Can’t remember which though. Possibly bought it at Joann’s. The camper was colored with alcohol ink markers. White paper is dull gloss and link is here: https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Stamp links > C301 Happy Camper, EE67 Camper Med, C320 Handmade Card

January 28, 2022 – Owl Valentine

Dull Glossy Paper, Valentine's Day

Back with Valentine’s! On this card, the heart border on the left was created with A190 Tiny Heart stamp. The owl was colored with alcohol ink markers. Don’t look too close to the words! I was using dull gloss paper and my hands had some lotion so I smudged it a bit when I was glueing the pieces together. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C226 Hoo will be my Valentine?, C320 Handmade Card, A190 Tiny Heart

Copic Markers: E37 Sepia, E55 Light Camel, R32 Peach, E93 Tea Rose, Y17 Golden Yellow

Artist’s Loft Markers: E10 Mocha, B2 Ice Blue

The ribbon holes were created with EK Success Vertical Slot punch.

Have a great weekend!

January 27, 2022 – Wish big!

Birthday, Dull Glossy Paper

A little break from valentines with yesterday’s sympathy and today’s birthday card. I love these skinny candles and love blending the alcohol ink markers. I had one little issue with the dark blue that it just wasn’t blending well. I tried putting it on first and then the lighter color and then tried reverse. Not sure why it dried so fast but oh well! That sometimes happens. Things don’t always go as planned. Still love how these look though!

Stamps: B302 Wish Big, EE53 Skinny Candles, C302 Blow Out the Candles

The candles come in a set of reverse images so when stamped together, there is more variation. There is also a cutting die for them if we needed one to pop up. Link is here > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/cdee53-skinny-candles-cutting-die-cd5-skn-cnd-ctt

For the inside:

G350 > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/g350-bday-brilliantly-fantastic-g35-bdy-brl-fnt

Or

G352 > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/g352-celebrate-bday-special-g35-clb-bdy-

I haven’t decided which one to use yet but am leaning more towards G350.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!

January 26, 2022 – Beautiful memories

Dull Glossy Paper, With Sympathy

A quick sympathy card today. This is a clean layout with just one layering swatch and two stamps. The flower is EE65 and was colored with alcohol ink markers. The ribbon hole was created with EK Success Vertical Slot punch.

Stamps: G374 Loved One Special , EE65 Pansy Med

Envelope stamp link: C320 Handmade Card > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/c320-handmade-card-inside

Happy Wednesday!

January 25, 2022 – Another owl!

Dull Glossy Paper, Owls, Valentine's Day

Good morning, happy Tuesday and thank you for all the messages and well wishes!

We have another Valentine owl card because it is just so much fun to color. And the books can be colored to match whatever card stock paper is used. Anyone else really into Valentines this year? Mostly it passes without much notice but this year, all things pink and red!

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C226 Hoo will be my Valentine?, C320 Handmade Card, A190 Tiny Heart

White paper is dull gloss – link here > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

This paper has a high risk of smudging! Use a waterproof ink pad and be sure if you touch the paper that your hands are clean and dry! I love the look of it but really need to be careful when handling because it does take a long time to dry. I’ll even leave my images to dry overnight before returning to color with the alcohol ink markers.

Brown owl sitting on stack of two pink books. Background paper is pink with white polka dots. White ribbon is on left of card and tied in a knot.
Two Valentine cards with owls, hearts, and asking “Hoo will be my Valentine?”

Links to additional stamps used on cards below: A186 Solid Heart, HH21 Scallop Border, DD66 Valentine Fun Cube

Three Valentine cards with owls, hearts, and asking “Hoo will be my Valentine?”. One card is on red card stock and two are on pink card stock.

January 24, 2022 -Hoo will Be?

Dull Glossy Paper, Owls, Valentine's Day

Good Evening! Here is another Valentine card. I got a good report from my surgeon today which was reassuring because one knee is further behind than the other and I was worried. So all is well!

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C226 Hoo will be my Valentine?, C320 Handmade Card A186 Solid Heart

Thursday Jan 20, 2022- You’re the Best

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, flowers, Friendship, Just a Note

Good Morning! We have a very cold morning here in Wisconsin. Many of you may know that we left the road, not because of Covid, but because my knees where bad. So on Dec 14, 2021 I had bilateral knee replacement! Yep I did both at the same time. It’s been a long recovery road but I’m getting there. That is one tough surgery! I had a friend who helped me a bit because I was having trouble sleeping and so I needed a card for her. Today’s card is a couple variations that I came up with.

It’s really takes a huge group of people to get someone through knee surgery. My kids were here for days helping us. We could not have done it without them. In the middle of recovery Kevin got Covid so that added a bit of a challenge. So glad those days are behind us and now just lots of physical therapy and hopefully some stamping!

Stamp Links:

CMO104 Trio Aloe Vera

CDCMO104 Aloe Vera Cutting Die

DD56 Dad Fun Cube

D320 Just for You

EE63 Squares & Dots