Hand Delivered X 3 — Monday Montage #118

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine 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 my favorite stamp sets in the new catalog is a hostess set called Hand Delivered.  You can mix and match the images to create a card that is perfect for the occasion, and it’s a fun set to color.  When I sat down to use it the first time I had a hard time deciding which images to use first.  So I decided to try three of them at once.

For all three cards, I started by sponging on some ink for a background and then adding some splatters.  While this set does not have coordinating framelits, all of the images are easy to cut out with a pair of paper snips.

I colored all of these images with Stampin’ Blends markers.  A few metallic sequins were added as embellishments.  All of these cards were made with Whisper White Note cards and are sized at 3-1/2″ x 5″.

My middle child will be a Senior this year.  I thought I would get ahead of the game while I had this set out and make a card for her first day when she goes back in August.  She is in an IB program, so her Senior year will be a hard year.  I think any encouragement will be appreciated by her.

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.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick — Not participating tonight
Kaitlyn Zumbach
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Tea Flowers — FMS341

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our friend from down under, Narelle Farrugia, is our hostess.  Take a look at this great sketch:

Narelle has many paper crafting talents, but one that really stands out is her way with flowers.  When I saw the two circles in the sketch, I thought that flowers would work great.  I just got my box of new catalog goodies, and the stamp set at the top of my list was the Time for Tea stamp set.  This set has some pretty floral and greenery images, so I decided to use them.

I love this suite!  The coordinating dsp is beautiful — the colors and patterns are right up my alley.  And the coordinating framelits make these flower arrangements easy.

The sentiment is from the new A Big Thank You stamp set.  This will be another fun set with which to play.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love browsing the gallery and seeing what you make.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Pretty Pens for a Fabulous Teacher — FMS340

It’s Wednesday, and it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our friend from half-way around the world in New Zealand, Karren Johnson, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

It is the last day of school for my girls, and one of our favorite teachers will be moving to a different school next year.  We are really sad and will miss her.  I wanted to make a card for her to write her a little note, and thought the pens in the Crafting Forever stamp set would be perfect.

I started with a card base made with Gray Granite card stock.  The pens were stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends markers.  I then cut them out with my paper snips and adhered them with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from an old Paper Pumpkin stamp set.

We hop you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you create!  Meanwhile, be sure to drop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Detailed with Love Birthday Combo — Monday Montage #117

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine 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 love the pretty, feminine paper in the Garden Impressions dsp stack.  It pairs beautifully with the Detailed with Love stamp set.  I used the two products to make a little birthday ensemble — a gift box using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and a 3″ x 3″ card.

The card base is made from Petal Pink card stock.  This is one of the new colors, and it is such a pretty shade of pink.  It’s almost a little peachy.

I used one of the border strips in the gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper packs, and applied it as a top and bottom border along the dsp strip.  I also cut some leaves from another sheet from this specialty dsp and colored them with a Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker.  Some Blossoms Elements were added as embellishments, as was a little bit of metallic ribbon.

For the cute little box, I used the same dsp, ribbon, and stamp set.  This was super quick and easy to whip up.

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.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick — Not participating tonight
Kaitlyn Zumbach — Not participating tonight
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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50th Anniversary Card

Today is my parents’ 50th anniversary.  Wow!  That is a long time.  And it is surely worthy of a special card.

When I sat down to make them something, I was drawn to the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating framelits.  I knew the card had to have a 50 on it, and my mother loves flowers, so this seemed like a perfect match.

I stamped the flowers using a color combination of Powder Pink, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz.  The numbers were die-cut from a gold foil sheet.  A bit of gold metallic thread and some gold enamel dots finished off the embellishments.

This stamp set and coordinating dies are retiring after today.  However, this is one set I will hold on to.  I love using it for birthdays, anniversaries and graduations.

I have been very blessed with the loving parents I have.  And I wish them many more happy years together.  I love you, Mom & Dad!

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Celebration Pennants — FMS339

We’ve got a new sketch for you over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and this week our hostess is our fabulously talented Canadian friend, Jen Brum.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

While I adore this sketch, I have to admit it gave me fits.  I had an idea right away, but couldn’t make it work after trying for a while.  Same issue with my second idea.  My third idea just looked too boring and plain.  Then I finally had a decent idea.  But it wasn’t easy.  I had almost finished the card when I somehow smudged some ink on the white space.  Grrr…  Started over and then the sentiment didn’t stamp well (which of course, was my last step) and since I hadn’t used the Stamperatus, it couldn’t be easily fixed.  Grrr…  So I stamped it on scratch paper, cut it out, and placed it over the original sentiment.  Two hours later, I’ve finished this card.  Man, some days are just like this.  But even the worst stamping days are still pretty good.

Some masking and sponging were involved with the base layer on this card.  I used Smoky Slate and Mint Macaron ink.  I then cut out the banners from the new Pick a Pennant stamp set, which will be available in the new catalog (only two more days until it’s released).  It has a coordinating framelits set, but I don’t have that yet so I cut them out by hand.

The pennants were stamped with Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove ink.  I then stamped the patterns with Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral ink.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Triple Topiaries — FMS338

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week, our favorite Colorado resident, Kim Singdahlsen, is our hostess.  Take a look at her fun sketch:

I dusted off a stamp set, Vertical Greetings, that has been on my shelf for a while for this sketch.  Fortunately, this set will not be retiring this month and is sticking around for another year in the new annual catalog.  I haven’t used it enough, so I am glad to see it stay.

I have also used a new stamp set, Artisan Textures, on this card.  I stamped one of the images four different times, slightly overlapping the images to fit the space I wanted.  This created a background for the topiaries and provided a little color.

While playing around with different color combinations, I decided to compare some of the different greens.  On my card, I used Granny Apple Green (new color) for the topiary on the left, Lemon Lime Twist (returning In-Color) for the topiary in the center, and Old Olive (returning color) for the one on the right.

I have to say that the Granny Apple Green is really pretty.  I think these three greens will be my go-to greens.

Another new color, Mango Melody, was used for the pots on this card.  I have been waiting forever for Stampin’ Up! to add a pretty and fun yellow-orange to its color palette.  And this one will fit the bill.  I think Mango Melody and I will be very good friends.  You will probably see me using a lot of this color, as I love how it pairs with many other colors, and it’s just a beautiful, happy color on its own.

The blue on this card is Soft Sky.  I’m sad to say I’m down to my last sheet of card stock of this color.  I will miss it.  Sigh…

The sentiment is from a new Paper Pumpkin stamp set and was stamped with Early Espresso ink.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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