Sunday, August 2, 2020

Creating a Card Using the Operation Smile Stamp Set- You Make Me Happy

The Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge 379 is the inspiration for my card today. The sentiment and sweet little happy dog on the outside is from the Operation Smile stamp set, You Make Me Happy.  The sentiment I used for the inside is from a wonderful stamp set called Sentiments and Stitches. 






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You Make Me Smile Stamp Set  



                         

• With every purchase of this stamp set, $7 USD are donated to the life saving mission of Operation Smile™.

• Set of 25.

Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

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Sentiments and Stitches Stamp Set


Description

• Set of 14.

Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)


The Supplies I used to create this card are:


Thanks for coming by. I'll have a video very soon that will be posted.
XOXO
Dots


 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Stitched Together Workshop-the Cutting guide and Layouts 1, 2 and 3

I am highlighting the Stitched Together Workshop kit from Close To My Heart. These layouts are like quilting with paper. The patterns are quilting patterns and the papers look like material you'd pick to make a quilt. All three layouts are interesting, detailed, unusual and beautiful. The colors and paper patterns are exactly what you would pick out for a quilt. I took a lot of joy and pleasure in building all the layouts. Not only are the patterns wonderful but the negative spaces created by the shapes are attention-grabbing and eye catching.


Stitched Together Workshop Video 1 Cutting guides and Layout 1





Stitched Together Workshop Video 2 Layout 2





Stitched Together Workshop Video 3 Layout 3


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Appreciation Cards for Front Line Workers

I created some appreciation cards for the people that shop for us and deliver the groceries. Oh, how we appreciate the work they do for us! Forever Grateful is a double stamp set with 16 icons for all types of occupations and a 2nd stamp set with many sentiments, borders and hearts. I made a bunch of cards that I keep at my front door with a tip inside. They are ready to go when the groceries arrive! Close To My Heart has a group of stamp sets and Cricut cuts for the COVID-19 situation we find ourselves in at the time.
Forever Grateful



Supplies:

Kit contents:
1 – My Acrylix® Forever Grateful Stamp Set (exclusive)
1 – Mix-in Paper Packet (X9015)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Glacier, 1 Sapphire, 2 White Daisy)
1 – Wooden Arrows (Z3552)
20 – white card bases & envelopes
Additional supplies needed:
Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6509)
Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2841)
Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2848)
Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
Glue Dots® Mini Dots (Z2089)

Thanks for Stopping by!!


XOXO

Dots



Monday, July 20, 2020

A Summer Card-Joyful Sunflower

How can you not LOVE this stamp set and thin cuts. Joyful Sunflower is perfect for summer. The sunflower is an emblem of summer along with beach balls, cicadas and flip flops. The split rail fence just adds to the rustic feel of this stamp set. The soft clouds are an easy, fun thing to add to your cards. Joyful Sunflower is available as a stamp set as well as stamp and thin cuts set.









Supplies:

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Another Summer Card- A Seahorse Underwater, Of Course!

This wonderful stamp and thin cut set is called From the Deep Blue. It's a beautiful realistic looking stamp set and lovely to watercolor. I did the water coloring with a watercolor set and shimmer brushes. I like making little vignettes. This is my underwater scene for my summer cards collection.



From the Deep Blue Stamp and Thin Cut Set



Supplies:


Thanks for Stopping by!

XOXO 

Dots

Making Clouds for a Summertime Card

Using the sweet Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart I created a perfect summertime card. A young girl bringing a huge bouquet of flowers to someone. It's like she walked through a meadow and picked as many flowers as she could hold. How sweet is that!!? The Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month sets are available each month for only $5 with a $50 purchase! You are saving $13.95!! They are exclusive to each month only!!

To make the cloud template, I used a cloud shape from a workshop diecut and traced it onto a stencil sheet around all 4 sides then cut it out. I could then sponge for use a soft brush to apply Carolina Blue ink around the cloud shape. I started at the bottom and worked my way up so as to not ink over the previous cloud. It's easy and fun to do!!


July 2020 Stamp of the Month

Yours for only $5 with a $50 order. A savings of $13.95!!






Supplies Used:

Thanks for Stoppin' & Shoppin'!!

XOXO
Dots

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Close To My Heart Aurora Papers 1 Sketch 2 Layouts

The Aurora collection is so special. The Aurora Borealis is shown on 2 papers, a starry night filled with constellations is on 2 more, and a gradation of mountains on the next 2. They are wonderful!! I decided to take my "Make It From Your Heart" vol 3 sketch book and pack of Aurora papers into my video room and make something happen. The sketch I chose could be used vertically or horizontally. I cut the papers (paying attention to the orientation of the design) 6 x 12, 4 x 12, 1/2x12, and 1 1/2 x 12. You could just make the cuts 2, 4, 6 for ease. The number of pictures are up to you. I used the suggested picture layout from the book on the 1st layout and put fewer pictures on the 2nd. Once again, it's up to you. Then embellish away! I used the Julep shimmer tape which worked beautifully. These specific items are available until June 30th but any papers can be used and the "Make It From Your Heart" vol 3 sketch book will continue to be available.

Aurora Paper & Sticker Sheet




Make It From Your Heart Vol 3 



Process Video-Creating 2 Layouts from 1 Sketch

        

My First Layout-horizontal-


My Second Layout-Vertical-


Supplies:
  1. Make It From Your Heart
  2. Aurora Paper & Sticker Sheet
  3. Aurora Scrapbooking Workshop Kit
  4. Aurora Picture My Life Cards
  5. All Adhesives
Thanks for stopping by!!

XOXO

Dots