The first idea I had for the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and Pocket Framelits Dies was a gift/money holder card. After some trial and error, this is the one I designed for the July class in Dapper Denim, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green and ...

 

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Friday Find - What's in Your Pocket?

The first idea I had for the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and Pocket Framelits Dies was a gift/money holder card.  After some trial and error, this is the one I designed for the July class in Dapper Denim, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green and Whisper White.

Pocketful of Sunshine Gift Card by Linda Persoon stampandshare.typepad.com

 I found this photo of the framelits with dimensions which helped in cutting and designing.   Notice that the pocket has 4 side tabs to fold under making it easy for form an open pocket.

Pocket Framelits Dimensions

  • Dapper Denim card stock --cut (1) 5 ½” x 4 ¼” for card base (not folded) & (1) 4 ¼” x 3 5/8” to die cut pocket
  • Real Red card stock --cut (1) 7” x 2 3/8”, scored @ 3 ½” and folded at bottom - to insert gift card & (1) 1 ¾” x 2 ¾” to die cut greeting
  • Wild Wasabi card stock --cut (1) 8 ½” x 1 ¾” to stamp money images and die cut

So how did I create the worn jeans look?  Use a stamping sponge to randomly smear Whisper White Craft Ink across the Dapper Denim card stock.

You can also put folded money or a check in the pocket instead of a gift card folder.

Pocketful of Sunshine Money Gift Card by Linda Persoon stampandshare.typepad.com

What will you create with the Pocketful of Sunshine set and Pocket Framelits Dies?  You may want to order these two as a bundle and save 10%.  Click on the icons at the end of this post to place your order and get started.

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Monday Muse - Burlap Thank You

One of the great new large background stamps from Stampin' Up! this year is Burlap.  I think it will be perfect for nature and floral cards, as well as masculine ones.  If you remember my post from last Monday, my hubby celebrated his 70th birthday with family and friends.  He did get some wonderful, humorous cards and a few gifts, too.  Of course, he asked me to make thank you notes, so I designed this simple one with the Burlap and All Things Thanks stamp sets.

Burlap Thank You Note with All Things Thanks by Linda Persoon stampandshare.typepad.com

The note card base is Crumb Cake and the greeting stamped with Basic Black Archival Classic Pad on Very Vanilla card stock cut 1 1/4" x 2 1/4".  The Basic Black layer is 1 1/2" x 2 1/2".  I also stamped the envelope flaps with the Burlap stamp.  You can purchase either the clear or wood mount.

Tip: Lay the stamp flat, face up.  Ink the stamp by taking the pad to the stamp.  Place the card on the inked stamp, lay a scrap paper on top and press/rub with your fingers over the entire surface.  Then LIFT the paper and card carefully to avoid smearing.

This note card design was quick and easy and the perfect size for my hubby to write a little personal note of thanks. Although the Crumb Cake note cards are no longer available, you can purchase that size...5" x 3 1/2"...in Whisper White and Very Vanilla, including envelopes.  They come in a package of 20 for just $6.00.  Or you can cut your own to whatever size you like.

Here are some links to help you:

  • Order (the current Host Code is MBXF3RQN) through my online store .
  • For orders of $150 or more, YOU receive the Stampin' Rewards!  Contact your friends to order with you.
  • From August 1-31, you may redeem your Bonus Days coupons on any order.  Contact me for more information.
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Friday Find - Detailed Floral Glossy Ombre Card

Although the greeting on the card says "For the Newlyweds", you will be able to create one for any number of occasions.  The Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and Classic Label punch make that possible.

Detailed Floral Glossy Ombre Card by Linda Persoon stampandshare.typepad.com

This is a CASE inspiration that I found on Pinterest by Lyssa Swolanek.  There are 3 pieces to the Detailed Floral Thinlit dies.  This is the largest die cut on the Big Shot in a 3 1/2" x 4 3/8" piece of Whisper White card stock. 

For the ombre background, cut a piece of Glossy White card stock 3 3/4" x 4 5/8".  Ink the Sponge Brayer on the Berry Burst Classic Pad...about 10 times rolling across the pad. 

Ombre Sponge Brayer 1

Then start in the lower left hand corner of the card and rolling back and forth while moving to the upper right corner to get lighter variations of the color.  Repeat to add more ink as desired.  As the ink dries, it will even out somewhat.  When you lay the die cut over, the lines will not be noticeable.

Ombre Sponge Brayer 2

The color choices that we did in the July class are (left to right) Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral. 

Ombre Sponge Brayer 3

Have some fun with different color combinations, too!  The Sponge Brayers come two in a package (with 2 extras) so you could do a  2 color combination. FYI - The sponges may look stained even after washing, as happened with the darker pinks.  What other fun techniques have you tried with the Sponge Brayers?  I'd love to hear from you.  Just leave me a Comment.

Here are some links to help you:

  • Order (the current Host Code is MBXF3RQN) through my online store .
  • For orders of $150 or more, YOU receive the Stampin' Rewards!  Contact your friends to order with you.
  • From August 1-31, you may redeem your Bonus Days coupons on any order.  Contact me for more information.
  • Check out the Clearance Rack!
  • Join my Sharing Hearts Team
  • Contact me
  • Comments and questions?  Either contact me or click on the Comments link at the bottom of this page
  • My Paper Pumpkin
  •  Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

 

Monday Muse - Time to Celebrate 70

My hubby turned 70 on Saturday, so we hosted an open house to celebrate yesterday.  You know, with social media, it's easy to send invites, so I just created one card, photographed it and posted on Facebook or sent it via email.

Lloyd's Birthday Invite by Linda Persoon stampandshare.typepad.com

This is a quick and easy card to make in any color combo.  I used Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry with Basic Black and Whisper White.

Do you remember the Cool Treats card I shared on the July 31st Monday Muse? I used the Happy Celebrations stamp set again along with the small splatter stamp in Timeless Textures.  The Large Numbers Framelits dies are always perfect for marking years of celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. 

Banner shapes are another great choice for cards of any occasion.  The Triple Banner Punch makes it so easy to create them. When it first came out, I found this great diagram to show cutting dimensions to make the size that fits your card design.

Triple-banner-punch-001

This really has helped me a lot.  But, I hope you know that you can cut banners of any width up to 2" with this punch.  You just need to center the strip of designer series paper or card stock.  AND you can turn the punch over to use it like any of the other punches to see just where you want the end cut.  Keep experimenting!

Here's my hubby with his proof of making it to 70!  He jokes about it.  With all of his past heart surgeries, it's a special blessing, but he's doing great now and we are so thankful.

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The grandkids are back in school this week.  Here in Arizona, they are definitely on a different school schedule that when we were growing up in Minnesota and Washington when we started after Labor Day.  So, wherever you are, enjoy your last summer days of vacation and with family and friends.

Here are some links to help you:

  • Order (the current Host Code is MBXF3RQN) through my online store .
  • For orders of $150 or more, YOU receive the Stampin' Rewards!  Contact your friends to order with you.
  • From August 1-31, you may redeem your Bonus Days coupons on any order.  Contact me for more information.
  • Check out the Clearance Rack!
  • Join my Sharing Hearts Team
  • Contact me
  • Comments and questions?  Either contact me or click on the Comments link at the bottom of this page
  • My Paper Pumpkin
  •  Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

 

Friday Find - Delightful Daisy Sketch Card

The Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites.  Each paper design has it's own watercolor beauty. This one with the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive daisies can be cut up into (12) 3" x 4" pieces for making quick multiples.  For a great gift,  make a set of 4 - 6 cards with different greetings.

Daisy Delight Sketch Card by Linda Persoon stampandshare.typepad.com

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper --cut (1) 4” x 3” from yellow watercolor daisy paper

Old Olive card stock--cut (1) 4” x 3" and scrap for punching 1/2" circle for flower center.  Then add a Gold Clear Faceted Gem.

Daffodil Delight card stock--cut (1) 5 ¼” x 4”. Stamp small daisies from the Daisy Delight stamp set in Whisper White Craft ink as a border.

Whisper White card stock --cut (1) 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored @ 4 ¼” and folded at left side for card base; (1) 7/8” x 4” for stamping greeting and (1) 5 ½” x 2 ¾” for punching 2 daisies, which are layered together with glue dots and then a dimensional on the back.

This Sunday Sketches design by Patsy Waggoner gave me the inspiration for this quick and easy card for my July class.  I just changed the position of the strip to make it the thank you greeting from the Daisy Delight stamp set.

SS007 Patsy Waggoner

Do you have a favorite sketch template?  I would be happy if you would share it by leaving a comment at the end of this post.

Here are some links to help you:

  • Order (the current Host Code is MBXF3RQN) through my online store .
  • For orders of $150 or more, YOU receive the Stampin' Rewards!  Contact your friends to order with you.
  • From August 1-31, you may redeem your Bonus Days coupons on any order.  Contact me for more information.
  • Check out the Clearance Rack!
  • Join my Sharing Hearts Team
  • Contact me
  • Comments and questions?  Either contact me or click on the Comments link at the bottom of this page
  • My Paper Pumpkin
  •  Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

 
 
 
   
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