It is hard for me to satisfy all of my readers as I have two loves. One is Stampin' Up! and the other is making 3D designs with my Sihouette Cameo software. I seldom make cards using my Silhouette and I seldom make 3D with Stampin' Up!. I do use... ...


Windmills of My MInd and more...

Windmills of My MInd

It is hard for me to satisfy all of my readers as I have two loves.  One is Stampin' Up! and the other is making 3D designs with my Sihouette Cameo software.  I seldom make cards using my Silhouette and I seldom make 3D with Stampin' Up!.  I do use almost exclusively Stampin' Up! card stock when I make something 3D because I love the quality of the card stock.  It's thick enough to hold up and yet not too thick to be pliable to bend and fold nicely.

I also like the designer series papers and am always drawn to the ones with foil or shiny accents.

Anyway, this is a break from the card making posts you've been seeing.  I was in a mood to make something 3D and I found this design in the design store and decided to give it a try.

This is design number 256783 by Snapdragon Snippets.  

Windmill Windmill side view

For the card stock I used Stampin' Up! Early Espresso and Mossy Meadow.  The foil accents are from some discontinued Stampin' Up! designer series papers.  I told you I liked shiny and foil papers and even when they get dicsontinued I can't seem to let go of them.  

This design is not for the faint of heart.  It took quite a while to assemble and I'm sorry to say the directions are not always easy to follow.  I printed them out and they were 25 pages long and the pictures were hard to see what was being talked about.  However, I managed to get it together and it may not be exactly as it was designed but it still looks really cool sitting on a side table in my living room.  

I hope you enjoyed todays post.  If you are a Stampin' Up! purist please know I will be back with more card making in the very near future and if you're a Silhouette Cameo user stay tuned I am going to try and put more content here for you too.



Delicate Lace Edgelits Botanical Bliss

The Delicate Lace Edgelits really caught my eye when I saw them in the catalog.  There are three different designs in the set and they are absolutly lovely and so easy to use to put an extra touch on any project.

I combined the edgelit I call the "Ziggy" one for lack of a better description  I combined it with the Pretty Label Punch and the Botanical Bliss stamp set.

Delicate Lace Edgelits

The Share What You Love Artisan Pearls matched perfectly with the colors I chose.  For tips on how I put this card together, measurements, tricks on keeping you dies straight and more check out my These Are My Stamps site for printable instructions with pictures and a supply list.


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Botanical Bliss Tufted Dynamic Impressions

Getting ready for my next workshop and this time I am featuring the Botanical Bliss stamp set and coordination Botanical Tags Thinlits.

This is a very pretty set and caught my eye right away.  I've had a couple of my customers ask me if I was going to get it so I did.  I'm sure they won't be able to live without it once they see what they can do with it.

I combined this card with the Tufted Dynamic Impressions folder.  Wow!  This is a really nice background for all types of flower designs as it looks like a trellis almost.

Botanical Bliss

A truly lovely card, elegant yet easy to make.  I have printable instructions and supplies list on my TAMS Site, check it out.

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Botanical Tags Bookmark

I've been playing witht he Botanical Bliss stamp set and Botanical Tags dies this week as I get ready for my workshop next week.  You will see a lot of people making bookmarks with this set as it is perfect for that.  So, not wanting to be left out I made one too.

Botanical Tags Bookmark

In all of my experimenting I had cut out the bird image from Wood Textures designer series paper stack and needed to figure out how to use it.  I combined it with the little tree image from A Good Day stamp set and textured the die cut piece as well.

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Botanical Tags Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions

I am having fun coming up with some original card ideas this week.  Sometimes it is really difficult for me to come up with idea but the Botanical Bliss stamp set and Botanical Tags dies are making this an easy task for me.

Today's card uses only the Botanical Tags dies and a simple sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings.  Combined with the lovely texture of the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder this card packs a unique look.

Botanical Tags

I also used one of the Delicae Lace Edgelits and utilized some reverse cut outs.  Instructions and supplies are found on my These Are My Stamps site.  They are printable so you can do like some of my customers and print them to put in a notebook for future reference.

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