JAI102 – Just Add… Kathy Tanner

Today’s card is for the JAI102 Just Add.. Kathy Tanner challenge.  The challenge is to be inspired by a card/project made by JAI Design Team member Kathy Tanner.  My last JAI entry was inspired by Kathy and this time I choose this card:

I decided to use the same layout and the green/blue colours that are in the background of Kathy’s card.  The Designer Series Paper I used is from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue Everyday Enchantment.   I also coloured in my butterfly’s images.  Here is my card:

Here is a close up of the butterflies:

Cheers Deb



Dog Sympathy

Today’s post is a card I made last night on request from my mother-in-law.  Her friend’s dog passed away yesterday and she wanted to send her a sympathy card as she often looked after the dog.  I used the D is for Dog stamp set (p62 IB&C) and the tree is from Thoughts & Prayers stamp set (p112 IB&C).  The paper is from the new Sale-a-Bration Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper.

You can’t tell by the photo but I also embossed the leaves.  I used my VersaMarker on each of the leaves before heat embossing with clear embossing powder.  This gives the leaves a bit of a shadowing effect and a textured surface.

I used the Just Add Ink #101 – Sketch Challenge layout for the card.  I was particularly inspired by JAI Design Team member Kathy Tanner.  Kathy did some beautiful brayering on her card and although I don’t own a brayer (yet!) I used my Stampin’ Pastels (p146 I&C) to get a similar but much softer effect.


Here is a close up:

Inside the card:

Cheers Deb

Card Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: D is for Dog and Thoughts & Prayers
  • Card: Soft Suede, Peach Parfait and Very Vanilla
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, VersaMark Pad, VersaMarker, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories/Tools:  snail, dimensionals, paper cutter, bone folder, sponges, paper snips, hemp twine, Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Antique Brass Brads, Stampin’ Pastels, Sponge Dauber, clear embossing power, heat tool, embossing buddy, power pals, circle scissors plus with glass mat, Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment and Scallop Square die (non-Stampin’ Up!).

Happy Birthday Jess

Today’s card is for my wonderful downline Jess. Jess celebrated her birthday this week.

I used the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Papers from the soon to be released Sale-a-Bration catalogue.  The vintage feel of the papers work well with the First Edition Specialty paper.

Did you notice the sewing around the edge of the card.  I had the sewing machine out fixing some things and decided to give it a go with the cardstock.  I think I might start sewing on my cardstock more often now as I love the look.

I hope that Jess had a great birthday.  You can see some of Jess’ work at her blog A Little Touch of Craft.

Ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator? You can join to get discounts for yourself or to run it as a business and earn an income.  Joining anytime is great.  Joining during Sale-A-Bration is fabulousContact me today and I can chat to you about the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Cheers Deb

Teenage Birthday

Today’s post is a card I made using two different challenges: Create with Connie & Mary – CCMC184 Sketch Challenge and Just Add Ink #100 – Just add Crowns.  I will need a teenage card in a few weeks and the two different challenges were great inspiration!

The Trinket Crown on the card comes from a pack of three different crowns (p141 IB&C).  I thought I would also share with you how I used one of the other Trinket Crowns.  At Christmas, we gave my 13 year old niece the Simply Adorned Bracelet (p6 Mini) which I added a Trinket Crown and a Simply Adorned Bauble

After giving the present I got my niece to choose some ribbons to add to the bracelet.  We tied some night of navy grosgrain and victoria crochet trim to the bracelet – it looked fantastic.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo!

Here is a close up photo of the Trinket Crown on my card:

Cheers Deb

Happy Birthday

I just love the new Sale-a-Bration Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper!  While blog surfing I came across this fantastic card by Robin Messenheimer.  I was immediately drawn to the scallop circle and I just had to make the card… but put my own spin on it! 

I decided to make the scallop circle spin!  I used a lolly pop stick and wrapped the brad around it then popped it up on a dimensional.   My kids keep fighting over who gets to spin it!

The Happy Birthday stamp comes from the Bring on the Cake stamp set as I don’t yet have the stamp Robin used on her card from the new Sale-a-Bration set Outlined Occasions.

Cheers Deb