Create It Wednesday~Artsy & Fun Birthday Card

Hope you’re enjoying our artsy celebration week on the blog.  I decided to make a funky birthday card using these three PRS Stamp Sets:  EverydayOh So Fun and Fall Colors.  You may not see a flower image in these sets, but that didn’t stop me from making one for my card!  PRS DT 3 sets for flower

I began with the Everyday stamp set where I saw the circle as a bloom, one of the lines as a stem and the triangle as leaves.  The bloom was a little too small, so I used one of the solid triangles in the Oh So Fun set to give it more substance.  Must admit, it was fun to step outside my comfort zone to be a little artsy!  I used Distress Oxides abandoned coral, cracked pistachio and wilted violet along with a white pen for dots in the flower center.

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I layered 6 scalloped frame die cuts using gray cardstock for the top layer.  The sentiment from Oh So Fun was stamped in a dark gray ink.  I love the splatter images in the Fall Colors Stamp Set and used one for my card.  So glad you stopped by and hope you’ll check out the DT projects each day this week.  See you next time.

GRETA

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Project Thursday ~ Mass Produce Thank You Cards For Winter

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Hello everyone! Helen is here again today with mass-produce card ideas for this coming Winter / Christmas season.

Every month starting November 2018 until May 2019, I make 60 Thank You cards for donation at a Kids Camp programs. When comes to making a lot of cards or mass producing, I like to use clean-and-simple (CAS) style. I use these three CAS card designs for Winter camp which I made 20 cards for each design.

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On this first one layer & CAS design, I used the Sketchy Christmas Stamp Set and the Fall Colors Stamp Set. I stamped the trees and dots with white archival ink pad to create the background. And then I stamped the sentiment from Everyday Stamp Set under the trees with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous.

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On this second CAS design, I use the Joy Stamp Set and Everyday Stamp Set. I stamped the wreaths with white archival ink pad to create the background, and then I stamped the Joy word inside one of the wreath with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous. For the sentiment, I stamped it on white cardstock with Memento Desert Sand ink pad, trimmed them into sentiment banner, and then I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

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And for this third CAS card, I use the Oh Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped the evergreen leaf with white archival ink pad on the top of the card to create the background border. And I use the Everyday Stamp Set for the sentiment that I stamped it on white cardstock VersaFine Clair – Glamorous and trimmed it into sentiment banner. I wrapped the twine around the card, added the sentiment banner, and tied it up a bow. I added a little bit adhesive glue on the back of the sentiment banner to keep it stay on top of the twine.

These cards are done and ready for the kids at the camp to write thank you notes.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Helen Gullett

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Project Thursday ~ A Thank You Card

Hello everyone… November is here! In this season of thanksgiving, there are many ways we can express our gratitude. Today, for our Project Thursday, I have a Thank You card to share with you all that I created using the new Everyday Stamp Set and Fall Colors Stamp Set.

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I stamped the leaves on vellum paper with VersaFine Clair – Summertime, sprinkled with some clear embossing powder, and heat it up with craft heater. After that I fussy cut the leaves with scissors.

For the sentiment, I stamped on a white cardstock with VersaFine Clair – Pinecone and then I trimmed it into a sentiment strip that fits on top of the wreath.

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On a piece of white cardstock that I trimmed into 4 inch x 5.5 inch. I added some gold splatter on it with Finetec Gold Paint and small flat waterbrush. I dried it with craft heater and added it on a kraf card with adhesive glue.

I found this paper rope in my stash box and I used it as the wreath. I shaped it into circles and added it on the card with adhesive glue. I held it down until the glue dried with couple acrylic blocks for couple of minutes.

I added couple of the vellum embossed leaves on the wreath with adhesive glue, and then I added the sentiment strip on it with 3D foam tape.

I hope you all like this clean-and-simple card with a twist of layers. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Helen Gullett

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Project Thursday ~ One Layer Thanksgiving Card Set

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Hello everyone… Thanksgiving is about 5 more weeks from today! There are many ways we can express our gratitude to those who have been kind to us. One way is sending a thank you cards.

For our Project Thursday today, I have a set of One Layer Thanksgiving Cards. They are quick and easy to make. On these cards, I use the Fall Colors Stamp Set. It is a beautiful stamp set and perfect for this season.

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I stamped the leaves from this stamp set with VersaFine Clair – Green OasisVersaFine Clair – Summertime, and VersaFine Clair – Pinecone. I stamped them directly on the cards to create the leafy frames with them. And then I stamped the dots on the card with VersaFine Clair – Summertime.

I stamped the sentiment and the frame with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) at the center of the cards using Mini MISTI.

This type of card is perfect for mass-produce in short time for sure. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

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Project Thursday ~ CAS Holiday Thank You Card

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Hello everyone! Helen is here. Today, I have a CAS Holiday card to share with you all. I know we are just stepping into Fall Season, but I thought it is a good time to start the Holiday projects, too.

We receive Christmas cards and gifts in the Holiday season, it is always nice to have some thank you cards ready to send to express our gratitude for their kindness and love.

It is very simple to create this card.

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I started with stamping the wreath from Joy Stamp Set on white cardstock using VersaFine Clair – Green Oasis. I stamped it multiple times. After stamping the wreaths, I added some red dots on the wreaths for the berries using craft stylus and VersaFine Clair – Glamorous.

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I dried all the stamped images with craft heater and then fussy cut them with micro-tips scissors.

On a A2 white card, I stamped the stripes from the Joy Stamp Set using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) and my Mini MISTI.

Then, I stamped the thanks sentiment from the Thanks Stamp Set on a white cardstock with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous. I trimmed the sentiment in to a banner strip that would fit on top of the wreath.

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I added the wreath on the card with 3D foam tape and then I added the sentiment banner strip on top of the wreath with adhesive glue.

It is done. This Holiday Thank You Card is quick and easy to mass-produce. I hope this inspire you to start your Holiday projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Helen Gullett

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Project Thursday ~ I {Heart} You, You’re My Sunshine

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Hello everyone… Helen is here. Today I have a CAS card with fun watercolored distressed background and some layers using the Thanks Stamp SetJourney Stamp Set, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pads.

I created the background with smooshing technique using watercolor paper, water, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Ink Pads. After that, I sprayed and sprinkled with some water, let it sit for couple seconds, and dabbed if off with paper towel. I added some splatters on it with the same ink pad.

I dried it well with craft heater. And then I cut it with one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

Next, I stamped the stars and dots from Journey Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair – Summertime Ink Pad. Then I added this finished panel on a white card with adhesive glue.

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For the vocal point of this card, I created the layers of stamped images from both stamp set and twine.

I stamped the film strip image from Journey Stamp Set using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) Ink Pad on a white cardstock, and then I fussy cut it with scissors.

The sentiments are from Thanks Stamp Set. On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the I {Heart} U circle image with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous Ink Pad and then I stamped the phrase “you’re my sunshine” with VersaFine Clair – Summertime Ink Pad. I fussy cut them also with scissors.

Now all piece are ready. I added the white twine on the card and secured it with dries-clear adhesive glue. Next, I added the film strip on top of the twine with 3D foam tape. And then I added both sentiments on top of the film strip with adhesive glue.

I hope you all enjoy today’s card. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Helen Gullett

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Project Thursday ~ Thank You CAS Card Set

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Hello everyone… Happy Thursday! I hope you all have been fun time enjoying Summer with your loved ones. Today, for Project Thursday, I have a set of Thank You cards to share with you. I created these cards using the Thanks Stamp Set and Fall Colors Stamp Set.

I love Summer, but I cannot wait to enjoy Fall, soon! The Fall Color combos is my inspiration to create the backgrounds for these CAS cards. Started with stamped the leaves and dots splatters images from the Fall Colors Stamp Set on watercolor papers using VersaMark Ink Pad and then I sprinkled some of white/glitter embossing powder. I heat set the images with craft heater.

Using medium round brush, I added clean water on the paper, just randomly wet the paper. Then, I picked up the yellow, orange, red, and green watercolor paints with the brush and added them on the wet paper. I let the water did the work to blend the colors together. This watercoloring technique is called wet-on-wet. The heat-embossed images resist the watercolor paints, and this is called the heat-embossing/watercolor resist technique.

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I speed up the drying process by using craft heater from the back of the watercolor paper. This way is safer for the heat-embossed images to not to melt again. After all panels dried, I cut them using one of the Crazy Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.

I stamped the faux stitch border image from the Thanks Stamp Set directly on the white cards with VersaFine Clair Acorn Ink Pad. I also stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and then trimmed them with scissors.

I added the watercolored panels on the center of the card bases with dries-clear adhesive glue. Next, I added the sentiments on the card with 3D foam adhesive. I added some clear sequins to embellish the cards. And… They are done.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you all are inspired to create. See you all next time!

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Project Thursday ~ Thinking Of You Card Set

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Hello everyone… Helen is here today. I have a set of Thinking of You cards to share with you that I created with two stamp sets and buttons. When I make a set of cards or mass-produce, I like to go with clean-and-simple style 🙂

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First step I created the watercolored backgrounds. I scribble some of the Aquamarine Spectrum Aqua marker on a piece acetate and sprayed with some water. Then I used that acetate to stamp directly on the front of the white cards. I did it couple time to create the layers and dried it every time I added layer of color.

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Next step is creating the flowers. I stamped the petals and stalks from Blossom Stamp Set on patterned papers with Versafine Onyx Black. Then I fussy cut each of them with micro-tip scissors. I added the flowers on the cards with dries-clear adhesive glue.

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After all the flowers added on the cards, I stamped the sentiment from Daily Thoughts Stamp Set with the same ink pad using Mini MISTI. And then I embellished cards with some Simply Butter Buttons. And the cards are done… here are the close up of the cards:

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I love having any type of cards ready in my card box whenever I need them. What type of cards do you like to have them ready in your stash whenever you need it? I hope you all can enjoy this post and inspired to create today.

Thank you so much for stopping today! Have a wonderful day!

Helen Guleltt – Living My Given Life

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Project Thursday ~ Chalkboard CAS Card

Hello everyone… Happy Thursday! Helen is here today with a black and white chalkboard look CAS card showcasing the new Daily Thoughts Stamp Set.

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Creating this card is pretty simple 🙂 I used black cardstock for the card base and chalkboard panel.  And I only use one type of ink pad, Moonlight White Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad.

First, on a piece of black cardstock, I stamped the cassette image with Mini MISTI couple of time using Moonlight White Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad. Since it is an archival pigment ink, it is slow drying ink, so I used my craft heater to dry the ink quicker and move to the next step.

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I stamped the stars from the Daily Thoughts Stamp Set on the top and bottom corner of the cassette using the same ink pad. And I also stamped the sentiment and little arrows from Love Coupon Stamp Set on the label space of the cassette image. And then I stamped one more sentiment from the Daily Thoughts Stamp Set below the cassette with the same ink.

I dried all the stamped images and sentiments with craft heater. After that, I sponged the same ink on the panel using sponge dauber to give the chalkboard look on it. I started from the edge and worked my way to the middle. I repeated every edge of the panel.

I punch the corners of the panel with WRMK Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper and then added the panel on the card base. The card is done. It is not only clean-and-simple, this card is also thin and mail friendly 🙂

I hope this Project Thursday give you an inspiration to create today! And before you go… check out all the new products at Precious Remembrance Shop!

THANK YOU for stopping by and have a fabulous day.

Living My Given Life

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