You’re the Best, Dad! — Monday Montage #95

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I always struggle a bit with making masculine cards, especially special ones for Father’s Day.  When I saw the You’re Delightful stamp set in the catalog, I knew it would be perfect for making cards for my kids and my hubby.  It’s one of the hostess sets, and this month is the perfect time to get it with the great hostess offer currently running.  You can earn an additional $35 in hostess rewards (more than enough to get this stamp set for free) with any workshop or qualifying order of $350 or more.

I started by applying a layer of embossing paste over a stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks pack.  I’ve used embossing paste before, and I love this new offering from Stampin’ Up!  It dries quickly and spreads so smoothly.

Once it was dry, I could add a strip of dsp from the Pick a Pattern dsp pack and a die-cut circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits set.  Some wooden Hearts and Stars Elements were added as some fun embellishments, and the sentiment was hand cut and placed haphazardly around the circle.

This came together quickly and easily!

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Fabulous Flirty Flamingos — Monday Montage #94

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

One of the fun new sets in the new annual catalog is Fabulous Flamingo.  It’s a 2-Step Stamp set, but I used it as a 3-step stamp, making it easy to layer different shades of pink.

I started this card by applying a light wash of Pool Party ink to the bottom, and once it was dry I stamped the water image over it with the same color of ink.  I added some Pear Pizzazz for the grass/reeds.  The flamingo was stamped with Flirty Flamingo (of course), Blushing Bride and Powder Pink.

I also made a little gift bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board and some of the Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  I LOVE this new color!

I cut out a flamingo with my Paper Snips and and adhered it with some Stampin’ Dimensionals onto a piece of Vellum Card stock.  The bow was made with some of the pretty Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon, which is so easy to work with.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

 

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Crafting Forever — Monday Montage #93

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I’ve got a couple of cards for you today that use the Crafting Forever stamp set, which will be available in just a few days, starting on June 1.  It is a cute set that includes several images of fun crafting supplies.

I started this card by stamping the pot of paint brushes on some watercolor paper and coloring with an aqua painter and blender pens.  Once it was dry, I cut it out with my paper snips.  I’m one of those who finds fussy cutting to be relaxing — as long as it comes in small doses.

I then smooshed some Crushed Curry ink on a piece of piece of window sheet and directly applied it to a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Some splatters were added to that once it was dry.

Some sequins and baker’s twine were added as little embellishments, and the card front was adhered to a Dapper Denim card base.

For this second card, I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock and stamped two of the baker’s twine spools with Basic Black ink.  I stamped a third on a scrap of Shimmery White card stock and cut it out with my paper snips before adhering it onto the card.

Some sequins and baker’s twine were again added as embellishments.  A new In Color, Powder Pink, was used as the card base.  It is such a pretty pink.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

 

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Places You’ll Go — Monday Montage #92

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I have another graduation card for you today.  This one uses another retiring stamp set, Places You’ll Go.   Though I wouldn’t call this stamp set a graduation set, it does work perfectly for the occasion.

I started with a watercolor wash of Soft Sky ink on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  For this particular card, I pressed an acetate sheet directly onto the ink pad, spritzed the sheet with some rubbing alcohol and then pressed the acetate sheet directly on the cardstock.  Once this was dry, I stamped the base of of the globe with Versamark ink and embossed it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The globe was then stamped with Basic Black ink.

The Luck Stars embossing folder (also retiring) was used on a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock, and a little piece of dsp from the Sending Love dsp stack was also added for a bit of a fun pattern.  The cute little paper clips and the Night of Navy baker’s twine will also be retiring.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

 

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Medallion Made — Monday Montage #90

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

Sale-a-Bration is quickly coming to a close.  If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet, you’d better hurry!  One of the late additions to the offerings this year is the Make a Medallion stamp set.  I love medallions, and this one is a fun set because you can stamp multiple colors in your medallions as it is made of several different stamps that beautifully layer together.

I went with a color combination of Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, and Pool Party.  To make the messy background, I used some stamps from the Touches of Texture set.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

 

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Irresistible Butterfly — Monday Montage #89

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

My kids start Spring Break this week.  It seems a little early, but it has definitely felt like Spring here for a while as the temperatures have been unusually warm.  I was making some thank you notes for my daughter recently and was inspired by the Spring-like weather so I pulled out my Butterflies Thinlits dies and Bold Butterfly Framelits dies.  My daughter is a lover of yellow and orange — she likes happy colors, so I tried to use those as my focal colors.

irresistibly-spongedI also pulled out some of the Irresistibly Yours dsp.  I used sponge daubers and my ink pads to add some color to this pretty dsp, which is clear embossed.  By adding some inks to the paper the design is more clearly revealed.  I used some Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, and Daffodil Delight inks to roughly color the images.

I die-cut a solid butterfly from some Vellum card stock and placed a Daffodil Delight butterfly on top.

irresistibly-sponged-close-upI love how this card has a light and airy look, but still evokes a happy feeling that is so like my daughter.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

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Birthday Week — Monday Montage #88

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

It was birthday week in our house this past week.  My daughter turned 16 on Valentine’s Day and my son turned 18 just two days later.  I shared the card I made for her in our last blog hop, so I thought I’d share the card I made for him today.  It was a fun week to celebrate these milestone birthdays with my kids (can I still call him that now that he’s 18?), but it was also bittersweet.  I know that next year, he’ll be away at college on his birthday and I won’t get to celebrate with him in person.  But I’m excited for him and the opportunities before him.  I just try to focus on today and not think about what’s coming in a few short months too much.

18-birthday-hopI pulled out a set I haven’t used in a while, Celebrate Today.  I used a color combo of Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and Watermelon Wonder.  This is a fun set, as it has banners, balloons, and great sentiments.  Plus it has coordinating framelits!

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