Happy Birthday to one Who’s Lovely Inside & Out — Monday Montage #98

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 hubby celebrated a birthday this past week.  And he got to celebrate in big fashion!  We went on a cruise.  Not really for his birthday though.  My oldest graduated from high school this summer and will be going out of state for college.  Since this could potentially be our last summer together as a family, we decided to start a tradition and allow the graduate to pick a summer vacation for the family (within reason, of course).   Cole picked a cruise to Spanish speaking countries.  He took five years of Spanish in school and plans to minor in it at college.  We had a fabulous time and I am so grateful that we could share it as a family.

Well, back to my husband’s birthday.  Here is the card I made for him:

I used the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and the Happy Birthday Thinlits die to make this one.  I used the bright color combination of Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist.

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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Feathery Friend — Monday Montage #97

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.

The hostess sets in the annual catalog are really fabulous this year!  One of the sets that caught my eye is the Feathery Friends set.  It has images like those you’d find in an adult coloring book.  And since I love to color, I dropped this one in my cart.

I used a color scheme of Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Dapper Denim.  I colored the sweet little bird with Stampin’ Write Markers.

The diamond background pattern was made with some embossing paste which was dyed with some Pool Party re-inker.

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 Stamps — Monday Montage #96

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 a couple more cards to share with you using the Crafting Forever stamp set.  This set is so perfect for creating cards for crafty friends.

I started this one by stamping the scissors image several times all over a piece of Shimmery White cardstock.  I colored them with a blender pen and ink pads using a color combo of Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, and Smoky Slate.

I love the stamp with the pens.  I guess that can be traced back to my love of school supplies and office supplies.

I paired this fun image with some of the Color Theory dsp, and used a color combo of Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, and Dapper Denim.

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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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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