Monday, June 27, 2016

Dots and Stripes Get Well Wishes

I used the My Favorite Things Stitched Basic Edges die and Pinstripe background stamp, my favorite Penny Black flower die, Simon Says Stamp Mini flower die, and Papertrey Ink sentiment to make a much needed get well card...
I thought it might be fun to combine stripes and dots, so I used a piece of lime colored patterned paper from AC Moore and made some stripes on the card with my very loved Pinstripe stamp.  I love making black/white stripes myself, rather than patterned paper, because stamping on MY white cardstock makes the white inbeween the black stripes REALLY white, and not the usual off white that I often see and get when I purchase black/white striped patterned paper...does that make sense?  I  LOVE REAL WHITE!!...and REAL BLACK, for that matter(sometimes the black isn't really black)...ok...I'm done spouting:):)!!  I lined the green with a die cut strip of black and added a layered flower in a flower at the bend in the die cut paper.  Here's a close up...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa



Sunday, June 26, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch! 178...Smile

What a fun, simple sketch this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!...here's my card and this week's sketch...

 I used the star dies from the new Simon Says Stamp Warm Weather Animals die set and a sentiment from the coordinating stamp set.  I used paint chips to die cut the stars and layered.  I layered the tag, as well.  Here's a close up...
I think a sketch with this kind of simplicity lends itself to lots of creativity...what great fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Bear Hugs

The new Simon Says Stamp Among the Stars collection has a set of stamps/dies that are a summer delight, Warm Weather Animals!   In that set is an adorable bear in swim trunks!  I love summer, but I wanted to show a way that this summer bear could be made into an anytime bear.  I put him in a frame, and hid his trunks😊!  Here's my card and a pic of what he looks like WITH his trunks...

 I stamped, die cut, colored and put tiny slits near his armpits.  I slightly curved his arms to put him in a REAL position to give a hug, and paired this cutie with an older Simon sentiment from the Circle Friends stamp set.  Here's a pic showing how I put some pop up squares behind his paws to pop them  out a bit more than him, past the frame...
He's a cutie, alright!!...
Sometimes you have to think outside the box, by putting something in it!!  What fun!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

...to the Stars and Back

I used the new Simon Says Stamp Stacked Stars die to make a make a heart of stars...
I wanted to do something a little different with this cool die, so I die cut three of them, adhered them together with only the bottom layer having the centers intact.  This is what the Stacked Star die looks like when die cut and stacked...
 ...I then cut them apart!  What I got were a whole bunch of outlined/layered stars!...
I originally put one layer around a cut out heart...
but my daughter thought it looked cuter with the heart filled in, so I made another 1/2 set of die cuts and filled in the heart.  I used a blue piece of patterned paper that had silver embossed stars on it...
...only thing is, I couldn't stamp on it, so I used a piece of vellum to cover the entire card, and stamped with versamark and silver embossed the sentiment...Lawn Fawn's Lucky Stars is my only set of star sentiments...but thought this one perfect for a heart filled with stars...


 The first one I made, I DID make with just the outline of the stars in the shape of the heart...in rainbow with the same star sentiment from Lawn Fawn...
 I used a stick on heart over the heart of the sentiment...
Well...talk about fun!!  Stars are so much fun to create with!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, June 20, 2016

You Are My Happy Place

I just couldn't resist making a card with the brand new Simon Says Stamp Basic Squares dies from the Among the Stars collection released last week...
...except that I didn't take them apart before I made my card.  What makes this set so unique it that this set has some really big squares, and that makes making a card like this so much fun!!  Here's a pic of the dies...
I used a number of different colored patterned papers, adhered to a solid square, and then cut down to fit on the card at an angle. I used a sentiment from Altenew and a stick on shiny black heart!   Here's a close up...
This was FUN!!  Make sure you check out the wonderful new release over at Simon!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa