A Sunburst of Thanks — FMS228

It’s already time for another challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week Kim Singdahlsen, who just made a major career change to an accountant and jumped into her first busy season head first, is our hostess.  I admire her so much!  Here is what she has for us this week:

I have to say that this one stumped me for a while.  But that big circle kept calling sun to me, so I went in that direction because I love the Sunburst Thinlits die.

Kraft SunburstI punched a 2-1/2″ circle from the It’s My Party dsp stack, and layered a vellum circle (from the Circle Collection Framelits) underneath it just for a little bit of added interest.  The sun’s rays and sentiment were stamped with stamps from the Sunburst Sayings collection.

This was all mounted on a card base of Kraft Cardstock (love this stuff).  A little gold button and baker’s twine finish it off.  Super quick and easy card!

We hope you’ll join us and play along this week!  We love to see what you create.  For a dose of inspiration, jump on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team created.  You’ll be impressed!

Have a great Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


Sunshiny Shine — Monday Montage #63

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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 to click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I haven’t had much time for stamping lately, which is very sad.  I only had 45 minutes to make a card, photograph it and get it into a blog post for this hop, so I knew I needed to make a clean and simple card.

Sunshiny Shine

I started with the Sunburst Thinlits die and cut out the sunburst from white card stock.  I stamped the little dotted lines from the Sunburst Sayings stamp set with Daffodil Delight ink onto the rays.  The sentiment is also from Sunburst Sayings and was embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Daffodil Delight card stock.

I added just a couple of embellishments — gold sequin trim, white baker’s twine, and a little snip of White Tea Lace Paper Doilies.

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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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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

A Quilted Sunburst

Happy New Year!  I hope you’re enjoying your 2016 so far.  We have had a relaxing and fun two weeks of vacation at our house, and are a little sad that we had to go back to the real world today.  The kids still have one last day of vacation today, but they go back to school tomorrow.

I got to play with some of the new Occasions catalog goodies the past couple of days.  One that I was eager to break out was the Sunburst Thinlits die.  It reminded me a little of an old quilt pattern of my grandmother, who made many, many beautiful quilts during her lifetime, so I went in that direction for my first card with this die.

Quilted SunburstI used some of the pretty papers from the new Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love the colors and cheery patterns in it.  I also used one sheet (the green one) from the Cherry on Top dsp stack.

I started by sponging on some Crushed Curry ink onto a Whisper White card base.  I then used the sunburst die to cut out a sheet of dsp in each of the colors.  I cut off each ray and then selectively placed them on the card base.

Quilted Sunburst Close UpThe sentiment comes from the Sunburst Sayings stamp set, and the sun stamp is from a new Project Life set called Memories in the Making.

All of these fun products will be available starting tomorrow!  A great way to start the new year!

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!