Thursday, September 18, 2014

CCMC 321

Good morning! It's Thursday and time for another challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have a sketch for you!


I have to admit that I stared at this sketch for a long time. Yes, the strips are easy enough - washi tape, dsp, stamps... But I could figure out what to do after that! Ugh! Nothing I did seemed to look right. Everything seemed so unbalanced. Finally this came together and I was satisfied!


I hadn't used my Flower Patch stamps all that much so that's what I went with! I wanted to use some fall like colors to go with the time of year. 

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • On another piece of Whisper White, adhere two pieces of the Color Me Autumn washi tape
  • Stamp the greeting from Flower Patch onto the panel using Blackberry Bliss ink then adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the main flower image onto a piece of Whisper White using Hello Honey ink and the center part using Soft Suede ink then cut out using the Flower Fair framelits
  • Stamp the leaves onto a piece of Whisper White using Mossy Meadow ink and cut out using the Flower Fair framelits
  • Adhere the leaves to the back of the flower then adhere flower to card with dimensionals
  • Thread a piece of linen thread through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to flower center
Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see what the other designers did with this sketch. Don't miss out on signing up for the Holiday Cards "Create"tions! We are ending week three and there is so much to see! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



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Card Recipe: Stamps- Flower Patch; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede; Accessories- Flower Fair framelits, Color Me Autumn washi tape, gold basic metal button, linen thread, dimensionals

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Crafty Birthday Buddy

Good morning, Friends! It's Wednesday and it's one of my favorite days of the week! I have a shorter day at school and it means we are on the downhill side to the weekend! It's going to be a busy weekend so there won't be much time to catch up on rest but I'm still looking forward to it! Nick got home last night and said that JV won their soccer game last night! And he said that he didn't get scored on in goal! Just wish we could have seen him play but that's the way it goes. Pat and I did get to see our nieces play volleyball at the middle school yesterday and that was fun! They won both their games! Here's hoping that I get a lot of stamping and laundry done today!!

Today's card is a fun one! Love the Little Buddy Birthday stamp set! Such cute images! I kept it simple and had fun coloring with my blendabilities!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Run a piece of Coastal Cabana through the Big Shot using the Large Polka Dots embossing folder then adhere to card base
  • Made a tag from Whisper White and round the top with the 1 3/4" circle punch and punch a hole for the ribbon
  • Stamp the greeting from Little Buddy Birthday at the bottom of the tag using Tuxedo Black Momento ink
  • Punch a strip of Calypso Coral using the dotted ribbon scallop punch and adhere to back of tag
  • Thread a piece of the Natural 5/8" Chevron ribbon through the hole and tie it together with a piece of white baker's twine
  • Adhere tag to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the bird image onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and color in with Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral
  • Cut the bird out and adhere to tag with dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Little Buddy Birthday; Paper- Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Whisper White; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana; Accessories- Large Polka Dots embossing folder, 1 3/4" circle punch, Natural 5/8" Chevron ribbon, white baker's twine, dotted ribbon scallop punch, dimensionals

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Home

Good morning! I hope your week got off to a great start! I was glad that Monday passed quickly! Nick has his first travel soccer game today! Unfortunately, Pat and I cannot go :( Yep. Work gets in the way of being able to see an afternoon game in another town. Oh, well. I'm sure he will do great and have lots of fun! I'm hoping to be able to get off early on Friday to go to his out of town game then. It will be another busy weekend with a bike race and a soccer game! Guess I had better plan ahead and get a lot done this week!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Viva la Verve. I thought the long skinny panel would be great for using my new Holiday Home stamp set! I was also in the mood to color a bit and enjoyed using my blendabilities with this set!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Run a piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot using the Large Polka Dots embossing folder and adhere to card base
  • Adhere a long skinny piece of Whisper White to the card using dimensionals
  • Stamp the house from Holiday Home onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and color in using Blendabilities: Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight
  • Cut the house out using the Homemade Holiday framelits and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting onto a strip of Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and flag the ends then adhere to card
  • Thread a piece of linen thread through a basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to card
Super simple! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Holiday Home; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Blendabilities: Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight; Accessories- Homemade Holiday framelits, Large Polka Dots embossing folder, linen thread, basic metal button, dimensionals

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mostly White Work of Art

Good morning everyone! It's another Monday! Joy!! I didn't get as much stamping done as I would have liked but I did get a lot done! Now to keep up the momentum! I also got time to stitch yesterday! That was fun! And I got home in time to see the Broncos pull out a win! That was scarier than it needed to be!! All in all it was a great weekend! This week is looking to be really busy and then we have another crazy busy weekend. Sure makes the days fly by!

Today's card was one that Becky did in her card class last month. I hadn't played with the Work of Art set in a long time and thought I could add my twist to her layout.

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Run a piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot using the Large Polka Dots embossing folder
  • On a piece of Whisper White stamp the three "swoosh" images from Work of Art using Hello Honey, Calypso Coral and Pool Party inks
  • Stamp the greeting using Basic Grey ink
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Whisper White
  • Tie a piece of Blushing Bride cotton ribbon around the panel and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the heart image onto a piece of Whisper White using Blushing Bride ink and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add three rhinestones to card
Super simple with lots of white!

Have you signed up for the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Cards "Create"tions edition? We are in our final week of cards! So many great ideas are being shared! It's not too late to join and still receive all the wonderful ideas that have been shared! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Work of Art; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Hello Honey, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Basic Grey; Accessories- Blushing Bride cotton ribbon, Large Polka Dots embossing folder, rhinestones, dimensionals


Saturday, September 13, 2014

CCMC Holiday Card "Create"tions Blog Hop Week 2


Hello everyone! The Create with Connie and Mary Cards "Create"tions has come to the end of week 2. We are doing a blog hop at the end of each week to close the week out and give everyone a sneak peek of the set that we used during the week. You may have just come from Debbie's blog. She always has a beautiful project to inspire us all! For the end of week 2 we are showing you ways to use the Tiny Treat Boxes that are in the Holiday mini catalog. Here's what I did with mine!




I used the dots stamp from the Festival of Trees set to stamp the outside of the box using the Whisper White craft pad. This stamp is actually used to decorate the tree stamp but I thought it could look like snow on the box! Then I decided to make a simple tag. My tag seems kind of oversized for this cute little box but I couldn't resist. I made a tag from Whisper White card stock and rounded the top of it using the 1 3/4" circle punch then I ran it through the Big Shot using the En Pointe embossing folder. I stamped the tree image from Festival of Trees using Pear Pizzazz ink onto Whisper White and punched it out with the coordinating Tree punch. I stamped the "to/from" onto the tree using Mossy Meadow ink and then adhered the tree to the tag with dimensionals. I threaded some white baker's twine through a gold basic metal button and adhere it to a folded piece of Natural 5/8" Chevron ribbon and then adhere it to the tag. I adhere the tag to the top of the box making sure it would still be easy to open the box. 

I love how you get a lot of boxes in a package! So many fun things to do with these cute little things! So now I send you on to Connie's blog to see what fun idea she has come up with!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Thankful Wreath

Good morning everyone! Boy! It feels like a Monday but I am sure glad it's Friday! We have been running behind and I even got up early! Yikes!! Nick's soccer game went really well! They won 6-2! And while Nick was in goal, he didn't get scored on!! He got to play a lot and that was exciting, too! He has another game tomorrow morning and I am thankful it is here at home! I have SO much stamping to catch up on! I am hoping to work really hard tomorrow! Come on mojo!!

Today's card was one I did for my shoebox group that met last night. Remember how I had said that Wednesday was going to be my day of getting a lot of stamping done since I get out of school early? Well this was the only card I could muster up! UGH! I really hope Saturday is a better day! Anyway, I liked the way this turned out!

  • Card base is Mossy Meadow
  • On a piece of Crumb Cake stamp the Hardwood background stamp using Crumb Cake ink and sponge the edges with Crumb Cake ink
  • Stamp the first layer of leaves from Wondrous Wreath onto Whisper White using Crushed Curry ink and the second layer of leaves using Cajun Craze and then the berries using Blackberry Bliss then cut out using the coordinating framelits
  • Stamp the bow onto Whisper White using Mossy Meadow ink and cut out with the coordinating framelits
  • Adhere the wreath to the stamped panel with dimensionals
  • Adhere the bow to the wreath using dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Really Good Greetings using Mossy Meadow ink then adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere a bow tied with the gold baker's twine to the wreath
  • Add a Cajun Craze candy dot
At shoebox last night one of the ladies "accidentally" sponged the wreath with the Crumb Cake ink and it looked awesome!! Just another happy accident! Thanks, Molly!! Have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Wondrous Wreath, Really Good Greetings, Hardwood background; Paper- Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Ink- Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- gold baker's twine, Regals candy dots, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CCMC 320

Good morning, Friends! It's time for another challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we are being challenged with some very beautiful colors!


Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz and Smoky Slate are the same colors that can be found in the All Is Calm suite in the Holiday mini catalog. And while I do have that line, I decided to keep it all very simple! Take a look!


This set is just so easy to use and makes quick Christmas cards! This card would even be great for mailing as it has very simple embellishments!

  • Card base is Pear Pizzazz
  • Stamp the pine bough image from Ornamental Pine onto the card base using Pear Pizzazz
  • Flag the end of a strip of Whisper White and stamp the greeting using Smoky Slate ink then adhere to card
  • Stamp the ornament onto Whisper White using Lost Lagoon ink and cut out
  • Punch a hole at the top and thread a piece of silver ribbon through and tie a knot then adhere to card with dimensionals (use a glue dot to adhere the knot to the card)
  • Add a rhinestone to the ornament
Super simple! Be sure to see what the other designers did with these fabulous colors at the Create with Connie and Mary site! And while you are there, why not sign up for the Holiday Cards "Create"tions edition! Lots of great holiday inspiration is being shared! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



Card Recipe: Stamps- Ornamental Pine; Paper- Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Ink- Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate; Accessories- silver ribbon, rhinestone, dimensionals

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch 91

Good morning, everyone! I hope your week is going swell! We got a ton of rain yesterday! It really cooled things down and it is beginning to feel like fall! Love it! The sun is supposed to come out and warm up a bit but I think we are heading to fall!! I am really glad today is a shorter day for me. I plan to come home and get to stamping! I have some new toys that I need to play with!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch. A super simple and fun sketch!

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Stamp the speckles from Gorgeous Grunge onto the card base using Sahara Sand ink
  • Flag the end of a strip of Color Me Autumn designer paper and adhere to card base
  • Stamp the greeting from For All Things onto the card base with Soft Suede ink
  • Stamp the leaves onto Whisper White using Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze inks and cut out
  • Adhere the leaves together and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Tie a piece of linen thread through a gold basic metal button and adhere to card
Don't forget that the Create with Connie and Mary Cards "Create"tions is going on right now! We are into week 2 and there are so many amazing Holiday cards being shared! You can still sign up and receive all the ideas that have been shared! Find more information at the Create with Connie and Mary site! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- For All Things, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Color Me Autumn designer paper; Ink- Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- gold basic metal button, linen thread, dimensionals 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

PPA 218

Good morning, Friends! Well, Monday came and went and I lived to tell about it - lol! I survived so now it's time to get through the rest of the week. I can do this! I think I am a little more caught up and will be able to feel a little more organized this week. It rained yesterday and last night and is supposed to rain some more. Wow! We usually don't get this much rain but it sure is nice! I'm loving the cooler weather!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and the color palette at Pals Paper Arts. So I pulled out the beautiful Four Feathers stamp set and got to work!

  • Card base is Hello Honey
  • Cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss the shape you want it and use the Feathers framelits to cut the feather shapes
  • Stamp the two feather images onto Hello Honey card stock using Hello Honey ink and cut out using the Feathers framelits
  • Adhere the feathers to the card base using the Blackberry Bliss panel as a placement guide
  • Adhere the Blackberry Bliss panel to the card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Four You onto a strip of Crumb Cake using Blackberry Bliss ink and flag the end
  • Tie a piece of linen thread through a gold basic metal button and where to card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Four You, Four Feathers; Paper- Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake; Ink- Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- Feathers framelits, gold basic metal button, linen thread, dimensionals





Monday, September 8, 2014

Freshly Made 152

Good morning, Friends! Wow! What a crazy busy weekend! And now we have to get up and get ourselves ready for another week. Not fair - lol! We all could use a nice relaxing day but I guess we will get over it and get to work! Nick had his first mountain bike race yesterday! He did great! He rode almost 10 miles in just over an hour and most of it was a grueling uphill! Our of 70 riders, he came in 39th. It was really exciting! He has another one in two weeks! And this week we get to watch him in his first JV soccer game! Can't wait!!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made.  I was in the mood to use some blendabilities.

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Cut the edge of a strip of Pumpkin Pie with the Large Scallop edgelit then adhere to card base
  • Adhere a strip of Daffodil Delight to card
  • Stamp the greeting from Bloom With Hope onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Momento ink then stamp the flower image
  • Color the flower with Blendabilities: Skin Tone Assortment, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight
  • Use the Project Life corner rounder to round the bottom left corner and adhere panel to a piece of Chocolate Chip then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add two Pumpkin Pie candy dots to card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Bloom with Hope; Paper- Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Blendabilities: Skin Tone assortment, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight; Accessories- Project Life corner rounder, Brights candy dots, Large Scallop edgelit, dimensionals

Saturday, September 6, 2014

CCMC Holiday Card "Create"tions Blog Hop Week 1


Hello everyone! The Create with Connie and Mary Cards "Create"tions has come to the end of week 1. We are doing a blog hop at the end of each week to close the week out and give everyone a sneak peek of the set that we used during the week. You may have just come from Debbie's blog. She always has a beautiful project to inspire us all! For the end of week 1 we are showing you ways to use the Take-Out Boxes that are in the Holiday mini catalog. Here's what I did with mine!


I decided to cover my Take-Out Box with the Color me Autumn designer paper. I put adhesive all over my Take-Out Box and then adhered a sheet of designer paper to it. I cut off the excess designer paper. I folded on the score lines and cut on the lines that were cut (you can see these lines on the other side of the box). After the box was put together, I tied a piece of Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon around the box. Then I made the tag:

  • I cut a piece of Whisper White at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • I cut the corners at an angle and flagged the bottom
  • Stamp the leaf image from For All Things onto the tag using Crushed Curry ink and then stamp the acorns onto the tag using Soft Suede ink
  • Punch a hole into the tag and tie it to the box using a piece of linen thread
  • Stamp the leaf image onto Whisper White using Cajun Craze ink and again using Mossy Meadow ink
  • Cut out the leaves and adhere to tag with dimensionals
  • Tie a piece of linen thread through a gold basic metal button and adhere to leaves
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Now it's time to send you to Connie's blog! I know you will be inspired by her creation! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



Friday, September 5, 2014

Thankful Feathers

Good morning, everyone! It's Friday! Woohoo! I'm glad even though it's going to be a busy weekend! Nick has his first mountain bike race! I'm really excited to see how this all works! And he's excited, too!! It will make for a late night getting home on Sunday but that's the way it goes. My work is getting much busier! I have a full day of kids! I need to get myself a more organized as I go from class to class. Maybe I'll find some time today?? 

Today's card was inspired by one I had saved in my files. I am loving these feathers! I think this set would make excellent masculine cards! I'm not sure if a guy would like the button and bow but that could be changed up!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • On another piece of Whisper White adhere two strips of the Color Me Autumn washi tape
  • Stamp the greeting from Really Good Greetings in Soft Suede and then adhere panel to a piece of Crushed Curry
  • Adhere panel to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the two feathers images from Four Feathers onto Whisper White using Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze inks then cut out using the Feathers framelits
  • Adhere feathers together then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Tie a piece of linen thread through a gold basic metal button and adhere to card
Have a great weekend!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Four Feathers, Really Good Greetings; Paper- Whisper White, Crushed Curry; Ink- Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede; Accessories- Color Me Autumn washi tape, gold basic metal button, linen thread, Feathers framelits, dimensionals

Thursday, September 4, 2014

CCMC 319

Hello everyone! It's time for the weekly challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week we have a super fun, clean and simple sketch challenge! Take a look!


I recently got the Four Feathers stamp set and coordinating framelits. LOVE them!! I couldn't wait to use them for this sketch! Take a look!


I used the color combination from Colour Me...! of Tangelo Twist, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla!

  • Card base is Very Vanilla (I made a square card that is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4)
  • Punch an oval from Basic Black card stock using the extra-large oval punch and adhere it to piece of Very Vanilla card stock then adhere the panel to the card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the feather images from Four Feathers onto Very Vanilla using Marina Mist and Tangelo Twist ink then cut out using the Feathers framelits and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Really Good Greetings onto a strip of Very Vanilla using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and flag the end then adhere to card
  • Punch a flower from Pink Pirouette using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Adhere a pearl to the flower center
Have you seen all the fabulous cards that have been shared at the Create with Connie and Mary Cards "Create"tions edition? There is still more to come! And it's not too late to subscribe! You will still have access to all the projects that have been shared so far! I hope to see you there!


  • Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards featuring 18 stamp sets!
  • Edition runs August 31 - September 20
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Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Four Feathers, Really Good Greetings; Paper- Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black; Ink- Marina Mist, Tangelo Twist, Tuxedo Black Momento ink; Accessories- Feathers framelits, extra-large oval punch, itty bitty accents punch pack, pearl, dimensionals

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

For All Things Swap

Good morning, Friends! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We ended up making last minute plans and going to Gunnison to see my husband's sister and her family. We got there Sunday and rode a pretty tough mountain bike trail and then Monday went up to Crested Butte and rode another fun trail! So beautiful up there!! I did a little wreck and tore up my leg pretty good but I can still walk fine and I can still ride! Just some cuts and bruises but time will heal that up. Today I have some training for school and then I need to go grocery shopping and get some laundry done and get some stamping done... I hope I can pack it all in!

Today's card was one I did for a swap I was in recently. I love this fall set! Such pretty images!

  • Card base is Soft Suede
  • Stamp the leafy stem image from For All Things using Soft Suede ink
  • Run a piece of Crumb Cake through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder and adhere to a piece of Soft Suede
  • Run a strip of Cajun Craze through the Big Shot using the Large Scallop edgelit and adhere to back of embossed panel
  • Cut a circle from Mossy Meadow card stock using the Circles framelits and cut part of it off
  • Stamp the greeting on the circle using Mossy Meadow ink then adhere circle to embossed panel
  • Adhere the panel to the card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the leaf onto Whisper White using Cajun Craze ink and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Tie a double bow using some linen thread and adhere to card
Did you check out the Create with Connie and Mary website to see if you were one of the lucky winners of a FREE subscription? Winners have been announced to head on over to claim your prize! And I want to encourage you all to sign up and see all the amazing projects that are being shared! We have just started Week 1! I hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- For All Things; Paper- Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White; Ink- Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze; Accessories- Woodgrain embossing folder, Large Scallop edgelit, Circles framelits, linen thread, dimensionals

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Mosaic Madness


Hello everyone! And welcome to another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! It's been quite a while since I have participated in one of these! This time around we are featuring the stamp set Mosaic Madness. You may have arrived from Shana's inspiring blog. However you got here you can take the entire tour by clicking the "next" button below to be taken to the next blog! By doing so you will make a full circle and will get to see everyone's wonderful creations using this set!

The goal of The Stamp Review Crew is to use sets that may otherwise get neglected with all the hype of the new products from mini catalogs that are being released. And I have to say that I really like that! I got this set and loved on it for a while and now it tends to get shoved to the back of the shelf in search of newer products. Pool Mosaic Madness - lol! So it was fun to pull it out and think of what I could do...


I decided to go a little glitzy! This is a very easy card with lots of gold details! I hope you are inspired! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Adhere a piece of Very Vanilla to a piece of gold foil paper
  • Adhere a piece of striped gold foil vellum to the panel and then adhere this to the to the card base with dimensionals
  • Punch a strip of gold foil paper with the scallop edge border punch then adhere to card
  • Stamp the two mosaic images from Mosaic Madness using gold Encore ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla and emboss with gold emboss powder
  • Stamp the sentiment from Petite Pairs onto the panel using Tuxedo Black Momento ink
  • Adhere panel to a piece of Basic Black card stock and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Thread some gold baker's twine through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to card
Time to send you on to see what Mike Funke has created for you! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Mosaic Madness, Petite Pairs; Paper- Very Vanilla, Basic Black, gold foil paper, gold foil designer vellum; Ink- gold Encore, Tuxedo Black Momento ink; Accessories- gold baker's twine, scallop edge border punch, gold basic metal button, dimensionals