Spring Clean and Simple Style — Monday Montage #16

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It’s time for another Monday Montage blog hop!  There are ten of us participating, and you can easily hop from one blog to another by clicking on the buttons at the end of each post.  Just work your way through all ten because you won’t want to miss a single one.

I’ve been doing some Spring cleaning and that includes getting rid of a lot of STUFF.  Sometimes it’s hard to decide what needs to go versus what I should keep, because there’s always a part of me that thinks, “I might need that someday.”  But the urge to purge has really ruled in my efforts lately, and it feels pretty good.  I actually have three EMPTY drawers in my bathroom cabinets now and one whole empty draw in my craft room.  I’m sure it won’t be long before they’re filled, but I feel like it’s a real accomplishment.

I’ve found that this theme has carried over a little into my card making.  I’m drawn to cards with lots of white space.  And I love the Clean and Simple (CAS) look.  I still love layers, but lately I’ve felt the need to keep it really simple.  I have two cards to share with you tonight that reflect that style.  In addition, I really needed some teen boy birthday cards, and those aren’t really easy, but using a CAS style makes it easier.

Simple Birthday Banner CardI used the Banner Blast and coordinating punch for this first card.  Hurry!  If you haven’t received these for free yet during Sale-a-Bration, Monday, the 31st is the last day!  This card came together really quickly.  I started by drawing the two lines using a ruler and a black Stampin’ Write marker.  Then I punched out the stamped banners and placed them with dimensionals onto the card base using the lines as a guide.  I stamped the sentiment from Bring on the Cake and colored it with my Stampin’ Write markers.

Simple Birthday Star

For this next card, I cut a piece of the I am Me dsp and placed it on the card base.  Then I used my ruler again and drew two lines with my Stampin’ Write marker.  I punched out a 1-3/4″ circle of Vellum card stock and placed a stamped star from Simply Stars on it with a dimensional.  I embossed the sentiment from Express Yourself with black Stampin’ Emboss powder.

Well, you’re ready to head on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog and check out her amazing creativity.  Or you can work your way backwards by visiting Wendy Weixler’s awesome blog.

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Enjoy your Sunday evening!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Washi Starburst

Starburst WashiI’ve had this card sitting on my desk for over a couple of weeks, and I just couldn’t get happy with it.  It was missing something.  And then I remembered these cute little stars in the Sale-a-Bration set, Banner Blast.  They seemed to add just a little something that was missing.  So I only took a couple of weeks for this one, but it’s finished!

I made the “starburst” lines with washi tape.  I love that stuff!

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Another Thank You (photopolymer set), Banner Blast (Sale-a-Bration set)
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron
Paper:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Embellishments:  Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Small Scallop Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade

 

Banners, Polka Dots, and Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Here’s another Valentine’s Day card for you.  I wanted to play with the cute, new Banner Blast stamp set and coordinating punch, which will be available for free in just 3 short days when Sale-a-Bration starts.

I used the cute sketch from the Seize the Sketch site:

Love Banners

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Banner Blast, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Whisper White, Fresh Prints dsp stack
Embellishments:  Subtles Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Banner Punch, Full Heart punch

Two for One — Monday Montage #11

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We’re excited to share with you another Monday Montage blog hop today.  There are ten of us participating, and you can work your way through all ten posts by clicking on the arrow links at the bottom of each post.

I find that sometimes when I have supplies out from making one card, it just makes sense to make another.  I usually don’t want to make the exact same thing again, but I’ll use the same supplies to make something a little different.

So, I had some Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, and Coastal Cabana card stock and inks out.  Love this color combo, by the way.  I also had the new dsp stack, Fresh Prints, out as well as some Tea Lace doilies and Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine.  I pulled out my new Banners Framelits dies and coordinating Perfect Pennants stamp set and whipped up two cards.

Coastal WishOn the above card, I also used the little star stamp that will be included in a new Sale-a-Bration set, Banner Blast, that will be out on January 28.  I also include a button from the Basic Metal Buttons collection in the Spring catalog.

Happy BannersOn this second card, I used a different image from the Perfect Pennants set and a snippet of Pear Pizzazz dsp from the Subtles DSP stack.  The Banners Framelits make it so easy to cut out perfect banners.

Well, you’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog and check out her fabulous creations.  Just click the Next arrow below.  Or, if you’d rather work your way backwards, you can go visit the talented Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, you can work your way through the nine other blogs.

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Make a Wish — Monday Montage #10

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We’re back for the New Year!  It’s time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop.  You can work your way through all ten participants by clicking on the “next” button at the bottom of each post.  You won’t want to miss any of them.

I have a card for you with lots of new goodies from the new Spring Occasions catalog.  There’s also a little peek at a new stamp set coming out in the Sale-a-Bration catalog later this month (look for the little stars).

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I am really loving this new film strip die, which is included in the On Film framelits die set.  The dsp is from the Kaleidoscope pack, and the sentiment is from the Perfect Pennants stamp set.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog and view her awesome creativity.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can hop on over to the fabulous Wendy Weixler’s blog and go that route.

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Enjoy your Sunday evening!  Thanks for stopping by!