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Merry Monday #48

Hmmm, well, that took longer than expected:(  But here I am with another blog challenge card.  This card is for Merry Monday #48.  This week they have a color challenge:

MM48Here is my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

Half-fold Card2I wasn’t sure I could pull off these colors, but I think it turned out okay:)  I used all Stampin’ Up! supplies.  I love the little Mitten Builder Punch!  I hope they continue it into the new catalog!  I saw a similar layout on Spitcoaststampers, I think.  I changed it up a little, but overall it’s pretty much the same.  I don’t remember whose design I CASED, but if you see this, please let me know:)

If you have questions about supplies or technique, please feel free to ask!

Thanks for coming back by! 🙂  I’m always happy to have visitors!  See you again:)

JanetKay_FestiveBulbs

 

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Merry Monday #43 (final challenge for 2012)

Wow, it’s hard to believe, Christmas is about a month away!!  I have been making my Christmas cards faithfully all year with Merry Monday, so I have a good supply of cards to mail:)  Here is their last sketch for this year:

Here is the card I made, you can click on it to make it larger:

Okay, I didn’t use circles, I hope squares are ok;)  I used a Lace’ template to cut my design.  Lace’ templates are no longer made:(  Lucky for me, I found a number of them before they were all gone:)  There are some new templates out there that you can use in a Sizzix or such, but I did mine the “old fashioned” way.  I cut by hand with a craft knife.

Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso for the very back, on top of that is Old Olive that I stamped with Pines & Poinsettias (retired), using VersaMark ink.  It makes a nice subtle imprint:)   I cut Very Vanilla with my SU Scallop Trim Border punch.  Then Real Red and finally paper from Berry Bouquet (retired) I believe you can still get it in digital form from Stampin’ Up!

I sponged Old Olive over the back of my paper before cutting with my die.  The sentiment is from Hand Penned Holidays which I embossed with SU silver embossing powder.  Finally I added a little gem from my stash. Not as hard as it sounds:) lol

Be sure to check out Merry Monday before they go on their “winter” break!

Thank for coming by today:)  Hmmmm, I’m not sure what I’ll be making next, I guess we will all be surprised:)

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Merry Monday #40

It’s another Merry Monday! 🙂  This card is for Merry Monday # 40.  I had no idea when I started with this challenge last January, that I would still be making Christmas cards.  Here it is November and I have all my cards done, with extras 🙂 !

Here is the sketch for this week:

I know, it looks simple, but the simple ones are sometimes the hardest;)  Here is my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

Wow, did I have a hard time taking a photo of this card!  I have to say the photo just doesn’t do it justice:(  This card is sparkly and bright!  I will add another photo at the end.  This card is all Stampin’ Up!

I used Basic Black for the back and added Silver Glimmer Paper on top of that.  The dots are a clear acetate with black dots from Specialty paper Night and Day (retired). I then layered some Whisper White Organza Ribbon and made a bow.  Lastly, I added my sentiment from The Sounding Joy.

I’ve made quite a few B&W cards this year.  I think they are so elegant, I hope you agree:)

Here’s another look:

I just can’t make my photos show how truly sparkly and beautiful this card really is:(

Head over to Merry Monday for this and other wonderful cards!   There’s still time to join the fun! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, have a great weekend! 🙂

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Merry Monday #39

Okay, Halloween supplies are safely put away and it’s on to more Christmas! 🙂   This card is for the challenge over at Always Playing With Paper, Merry Monday #39. I had lots of fun making this one:)  Here is this weeks sketch, in case you’d like to play along, or just go see what everyone else is doing:

Here is the card I made, you can click on it to make it larger:

I love this card!  Plaid, blue, snowmen, mittens….how could you go wrong?   I used Early Espresso backing cardstock and ink.  The plaid paper is digital Frostwood Lodge.  It’s from last Christmas but you can still get it through My Digital Studio.  Which is what I did, I love to resize my papers and once you use your supply, what else can you do;)  The mittens are also from last year, but they are so darn cute, I had to use them!

The red paper is Cherry Cobbler, and the blue is Marina Mist.  The green is Garden Green used with a Memory Box die. The stamp set is in the new 2012 Holiday Catalog, Winter Memories.  I used some Basic Pearls in the top left.  To me this is a perfect Midwest winter card:)  Just my opinion….but you might agree;)

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoy my card:)  Pop on over to Merry Monday, they have lots of inspiration for you.  If you haven’t started on your cards yet, now is a perfect time to start! 🙂

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Merry Monday #36

I’m back again with another Christmas card:)   Here is the sketch from Merry Monday this week:

This is the card I made, you can click on it to make it larger:

This is an awesome retired Stampin’ Up! set called A Cardinal Christmas.  I love this set, but I’m going to sell it to one of my customers, so they can enjoy it too:)  I also used Simple Snowflake and the snowflake punch (both retired).

The Cardinal set is actually still available in digital form from Stampin’ Up!  The Cardinal here is digital, I reversed it, printed it, cut it out, and then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals 🙂 I used the actual rubber stamps for the Chocolate Chip sentiment and the Wild Wasabi leaves.  I used Chocolate Chip and Real Red  cardstock.  I also used Real Red for the snowflake and button.

I love how this came out!  I’m going to make a couple more cards before this stamp set goes off to it’s new home;)

Thanks for stopping by today:)

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Merry Monday #35

Here’s a Christmas card for Merry Monday #35, but first the sketch for this week:

Now for my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

Yes, Pacific Point is my new favorite blue;)  I love the way this looks!  Not exactly what I started with.  I originally wanted black, but changed my mind.   This was a pretty simple card to make, the hardest part was cutting those silly tails on the banners. lol

I will list all my supplies below, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask:)

Thanks for coming by today:)  I hope to be back before too long:)

Supplies are all Stampin’ Up! unless noted

Stamps-Tags til Christmas, Hand Penned Holidays

Paper-Pacific Point, Shimmery White, cardstock

Ink-Pacific Point

Misc-Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Other supplies

Misc-one small piece of vellum-unknown source

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Freshly Made #53

Yep, I’m playing with Freshly Made this week:)  I have a pretty simple card this week, but I think it’s so cute!  Here is the sketch from Freshly Made #53:

Here is the card I made, you can click on it to make it larger:

How cute is that?  I copied it. LOL  Yes, it’s in the Stampin’ Success magazine, for all you demonstrators, on page 15.  I was looking through my magazine and thought, wow, if you turn the sketch sideways, that’s a perfect fit!  Well, almost;)  I changed mine up a little.  I wanted all green paper, so when I added my Cardinal, it would really stand out:)

I sized my card at 5 1/2 square, my strips are 1/2 inch.  Yes, I know they aren’t  all spaced perfectly, I did that on purpose.  Looks more “country” to me.  Once I decided on my papers, it was really pretty easy.

For my papers I used some “Be of Good Cheer” and some “Jolly Holiday”.  Jolly Holiday is retired but still available to buy from the My Digital Studio.  You don’t have to have MDS to use it.  It works with lots of other print programs:)  You insert it into your print program and print it just like regular paper:)

I will list the rest of my supplies below.  Don’t be afraid to ask if you have questions:)

Thanks for stopping by today to have a look:)  Have a great week!

Supplies are all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps-Warm Words (retired)

Ink-Basic Black

Paper- Be of Good Cheer, Jolly Holiday (retired but available through My Digital Studio) Real Red, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight

Misc-Bird Builder Punch, Heart to Heart punch (for the bird face.  Retired), Punch Pack Punches (Small star, new Holiday catalog), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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