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Friday, September 22, 2017

Fall Greetings

Last night I was in the mood to create a Fall card.  I'm not sure why because it is HOT here in Kansas this week (mid 90's!). I started looking through my supplies and ended up pulling out the new Tilly's Magic Garden from Catherine Pooler.  

Jen Carter CP Hello Magic Garden Fall

I die cut the tag from a die set called Lovely Flowers & Banners Dies.  I love the size & shape of that tag (not to mention all of the other fun accessories in the die set).  I then took out the vibrant inks (have you checked these out yet because if not, you won't be disappointed!!) Tiara, Orange Twist, Tutti Frutti, Rockin' Red, Lime Rickey, Fiesta Blue, All That Jazz (coming soon), Pixie Dust & Icing on the Cake.  I stamped the flowers with the Tilly's Magic Garden stamp set.  I die cut the gorgeous Hello Die from Catherine's new Midnight Black cardstock and then added some black sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  For the dotted background, I used a stamp block from the Lovely Flowers Stamp Set and stamped it several times in a row which was quick and easy to do.

I think I created a fall-like card as a way to celebrate a cooler forecast for next week! :)

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Too Cute to Spook

A Haunting We Will Go
The newest Lil' Inker Designs release included an adorable stamp set with animals dressed up in costumes.  Seriously. Cute.

Jen Carter A Haunting Go Too Cute 1

To make this card I started by stamping the Trick or Treat sentiment from the A Haunting We Will Go stamp set over and over on the purple cardstock.  I then die cut a window using one of the Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Square Dies.  I love that this leaves stitches around the window. Behind the window I backed it with striped pattern paper.  Next I cut the Spiderweb Greeting Die from white glitter paper and layered it on top.  I die cut the animals with the A Haunting We Will Go die set, stamped them and then colored them with copics.  I adhered them with dimensional tape to the window.  Last, I stamped the sentiment on a small white piece of carstock, also from the A Haunting We Will Go stamp setand adhered with dimensional tape.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Layered Snowflakes

Snowflake Layering Dies
The September Frantic Stamper release includes the coolest snowflake dies.  They are designed to work by themselves or you can stack them on top of each other for several different results. You can see the dies here: Chamonix Snowflakes, Luchon Snowflake & Courchevel Snowflake.

Jen Carter Layered Noel Snowflakes 2

For this card I started with the background by stamping the Gingham Background Stamp with Versamark ink onto the gray card base.  Then I chose three colors of blue cardstock and cut each snowflake with different colors and started layering them together.  I die cut the beautiful Layering Noel and used one of the three cuts that the die set makes.  I used a few of the star snowflakes from the center of the snowflakes as accent pieces.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Another Hello

Mint & Gray Hello
I love the newest stamp set from Catherine Pooler called Tilly's Magic Garden.  I wanted to use the stamps in a different way than I did before (see this post here if you are wondering which card I'm referring to).  I found this set to be very versatile to play with!

Jen Carter Tilly's Magic Hello CP Gray Mint

One of my favorite Catherine Pooler ink colors is Mint to Be and for this card I wanted to make that color the star. I started by die cutting the gorgeous hand lettered Hello Die and using it as a placement for the stamps.  Using several of the stamps in the Tilly's Magic Garden Stamp Set I started stamping in Mint to Be & also with Black Jack ink that I first stamped off once and then stamped on the cardstock. It made a gorgeous light gray!  I didn't want to stamp too many images, so I had to be careful to get just the right balance between the mint & gray color placements.  After I finished that I used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen to add glitter to the top of the hello die cut and then adhered it to my card.  

I am entering this in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge to use florals on your card.

I'm also entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge, Clean & Simple.

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