Framelits and Thinlits

Dragonfly Dreams- from a friend. And Lots of Swaps

I received this beautful Dragonfly Dreams cards from my friend, Elaine Swidzinski. I thought it was so pretty, that I wanted to give Elaine a "shout out." She is such a talented stamper and makes the most beautiful creations, that I wanted to share it with all of you.

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Elaine used the Dragonfly stamp set and coordinating dies, to create this copper foil dragonfly. I love how she embossed the Falling in Love designer paper with the Softly Falling emboss folder. It looks so elegant.

Rhinestone jewels eyes on the dragonfly give it that sparkly touch.

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Thanks Elaine, for making such an exceptional card for me. I love it!

And just for fun, I wanted to add a bunch of swaps that I received from a special swap that I host with fellow members of the Stampin' Up! Advisory Board Alumni. These ladies always "wow" me with their talent!

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I hope you enjoyed these special cards that I have shared today.

Until the next time...

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Creative Card Fold : Dutch Door Fold- using the Carousel Birthday set

I have a fun card fold to share with you today. I was visiting my friend Linda Bauwin, in Ohio a few weeks ago and I saw this fun and simple fold she had done on one of her class cards. I was surprised at how easy it was to make. Linda always has great card fold ideas and I always love visiting with her to see all of her fun creations.

So, I had create a Dutch Door card fold of my own. I thought the Carousel Birthday stamp set would work perfectly for this card idea.

Plus, I had to create a card for a swap that I host with other demonstrators across the country that have served on the Stampin' Up Advisory Board. These girls are top notch, so I wanted to share something that they could easily use in their own classes and workshops.

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The bottom of the card opens like a "dutch door." How clever is that? I used all the coordinating accessories from the Carousel Birthday suite. The Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper is so perfect for this carnival card. I love how the Layering Oval framlits work together. I used both the smooth edge and scallop edge ovals for this card. There are 15 ovals in the set, so there are lots to choose from!

Here's what it looks like on the inside.

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I think it came together really well. I love all the fun colors in this suite.

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If you'd like to learn how to create this Carousel Birthday card, I have a video posted below with all the instructions and details for you.

Here's a few more samples... same card, different patterns from the Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper.

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And the big bunch of swaps...

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Its such an easy and cool card fold. I hope you'll give it a try!

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Big Shot
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Stampin' Up! Carousel Birthday simplicity

I've got a quick card to show you today. Its from the Carousel Birthday stamp set. I only used one ink pad on this card. Bermuda bay ink and cardstock for a tone on tone look, works perfectly in the background as well as the carousel horse.

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A strip of the Cupcakes and Carousel coordinating designer paper, pulls it all together.

Of course I had to use the Stitched Shapes Framelits- in the square shape this time. Its the perfect size to frame this pretty pony.

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I'm a girl who loves embellishments. So, I used three, yes three different types of embellishments. The white perfect accents, the In Color enamel shapes and the rhinestone jewels. After all, its a carnival, so bring on the bling!

I love the sweet simplicity of this card.

Hope you like it too!

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Stamping Technique- Spotlight Background Masking Technique

Last night at class we did an easy and fun masking technique called Spotlight Background technique. At least thats what I call it.

Its super easy, but really pretty and very cool.

Here's the card that we made using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating framelits bundle.

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The colors are mint macaron, pool party and basic gray archival inks, with mint macaron, basic gray and silver foil cardstocks and paper. I also used the Timeless Textures stamp set to stamp the spotlighted background.

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I love how the large dragonfly shines with the silver foil sheets. I only used one dimensional to attach this dragonfly, so that the wings were free floating.

I also made another card using this technique in a different color. I have a video posted below, with step by step instructions for this card and technique.

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Same technique and stamp sets, different colors:

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Learn the Spotlight Background Technique here:

 The supplies used are listed in the video below.

I hope you give it a try and if you like it, I'd love for you to leave a comment below.

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Big Shot
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Nailed It, Manly Man

Masculine cards are always something I'm in need of. I can never make enough. So, when Stampin Up released the Nailed It stamp set and coordinating dies in the Occasions Catalog, I had to have it!

I got to use all the cool manly man accessories that were made in coordination with this set, too!

I wanted this card to be clean, simple and to the point.

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I used the silver foil sheets with the new Hexagons emboss folder as well as the new Urban Underground designer paper.

Check out the cool "screw" attached to the card. Its one of the Urban Underground embellishments.

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Tip: If you look close you can see that I outlined the tools with the crumb cake marker, then went over it with a blender pen to give it some soft shading. The tools were stamped in early espresso, so the blender pen also softened up the darker ink as well.

This is actually a card that we made at one of my card classes. Pretty simple and very manly. Perfect for that special dude in your life.

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Unique Card Folds: Dutch Door Fold with Cool Treats stamp set

Today I want to share with you a card fold called "Dutch Door Fold." I was in my friend Linda Bauwins stamp studio a few weeks ago and noticed this cool fold. She always has such fun and creative folds to share.

I used the Cool Treats Bundle to make this special card. Its really quite easy, and really cute.

Here's the closed card. It looks pretty much like a basic card except for the split down the middle.

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When I stamped the ice cream on both cones, I used the "stamp off "method. So, I used the flirty flamingo for one of the cones, but I inked the stamp, then stamped off once onto my scratch paper before I stamped the image. Next, I inked up the detail of the cone in the same color, and stamped it directly onto the ice cream. This gives it a perfect two tone effect using the same color. I did the same with the peek a boo peach ice cream.

Here's another look at the Dutch Door fold:

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I'm going to give you the measurements of the cardstock, so that you can create your own Dutch Door fold.

1 piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 -Watermelon Wonder cardstock

1 piece of 2 1/4 x 11 -Watermelon Wonder cardstock- scored at 5 1/2

1 piece of 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 -Tasty Treats Designer Paper

1 piece of 2 x 5 1/4 - Tasty Treats Designer Paper

1 piece of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 - Pool Party cardstock

1 piece of 2 x 2 whisper white cardstock (this is the piece that the peek a boo peach sprinkles are stamped on)

This is what it looks like when it is open:

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Give it a try. You'll be surprised that this unique card fold is so easy and fun!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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Big Shot
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