Saturday, April 4, 2020

Face the Sun

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). Thank you for stopping by the blog today! If you haven't been to the SumMore Fun store lately, you might want to check it out. The prices are great as the liquidation sale continues and supplies are limited.

For my card today I used the Large Sunflower stamp. Sunflowers are my favorite flower so of course I am glad to own this stamp.



I used a paper piecing technique to make the card, which works really well with the large image.




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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Ewe Are So Sweet!

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Today's card was soooo much fun to make. I can hardly wait to tell you about it.

You're going to want some Acrylic Paint (any brand) and a plastic card (like a credit card) so you can try this. Oh... just wait!

I started by putting just a tiny little blob of Acrylic Paint on the edge of the plastic card and then smeared a swath of it across a piece of heavy weight white  cardstock... and just like that, I had a hillside on which to stamp the cute little sheep from the Raisin Boat Wild About Ewe, Honey! stamp set.


I added a sentiment from the same stamp set and a few bits of designer paper and heart-shaped brads and this super easy and fast card was finished.




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Saturday, March 21, 2020

A Simple Card

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Let me warn you, though, today's blog post is not like most of the posts you'll find on this site. Normally, we focus on the amazing stamps from the SumMore Fun store (Victorine Originals and Raisin Boat) For good reason! The stamps are amazing! And fear not, today's card does have a stamped sentiment on it. However, today's card is extremely simple for a very good reason.

If you're like me, you've watched almost in horror as our world has been battered  by the current pandemic. It is frightening. So many people are suffering and not just those who have the COVID-19. The medical staff who again and again put themselves at risk. The truck drivers who keep working so shelves can be restocked, etc. The parents who are now becoming the main educators of their children. Those in nursing homes and care centers who are no longer allowed visitors.

It. is. heartbreaking.

Then in just the past two or three days I've heard of care centers that are asking for cards to be sent to the residents to help combat the loneliness. Yesterday, the Skilled Nursing wing at our small town hospital also made a request for cards. An encouraging word can mean a lot to those who are alone. So I got to work. I prepared 50 cards to donate - some I mailed to another state/facility and some I put in the hands of our local Skilled Nursing facility. i had a stash of cards, yes, but I also needed more. So I made simple cards - that I could put together quickly. I chose cheerful colors and simple words. My goal: make cards that will bring smiles to those who receive them.

I used a simple sentiment from the Raisin Boat No Loss for Words stamp set on my card.




It literally only took me 10 minutes to make it. There's nothing fancy about it at all. I wrote a "generic" note inside, after all, I don't know who will receive it. I then placed it in a clear envelope - that way the staff can see what they are giving to the patient. 

It was a small thing to do. But it was something I could do.

What will you do? What can we all do? Help one another. Look out for our neighbors. Be kind to those working so hard in the stores so we'll have what we need. Offer a kind word. 

Think of others and let them know we care.






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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

90th Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to another Wednesday post for the SumMore Fun blog!  This time, I have a feminine 90th birthday card to share with you.  The stamp set I used on this card is Raisin Boat Springtime Love.
I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and created a subtle lace background on it with a GMD flower petal collage stencil and Soft Lavender SB.com ink.  I also wrapped purple crinkled seam binding around that panel in the area I wanted to add the 90 heart.  The heart was stamped from the Springtime Love stamp set with Charcoal ink.  I then cut it out with my Brother Scan N Cut and watercolored the leaves in with Parisian Purple ink.  The 90 was simply cut out from silver vinyl with my Scan N Cut and placed onto the heart.  I added the heart with foam tape.  The sentiment was also from the Springtime Love stamp set and was stamped with Charcoal ink.  The final embellishment was Silver Pearl Pen. I tried a different technique to apply it this time by adding it to a scrap paper, then dipping different sized styluses into that and touching it to my card.  The white cardstock panel was matted with charcoal and purple cardstocks onto the card base.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

On Her Toes

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

This week has been a week, hasn't it? Perhaps you know someone who could use a little cheer in her mailbox, by way of a get well card. 

I used the Victorine Originals On Pointe stamp set to make this Get Well card...



Isn't she elegant?





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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Cherry Blossom Cards

Hello and welcome to another Wednesday with Beth from Beth's Beauties!  I don't know about you, but I definitely have spring fever!  These cards use the exact same stamp sets that I used for last week's card, the Raisin Boat Cherry Blossom and No Loss For Words stamp sets.  I was having so much fun with this layout, I created 4 cards with the same style.
Here is a close up of one of the cards.  I will describe the process I followed to create these cards.  First of all, I used a sharp scissors to snip apart the large stamp from the Raisin Boat Cherry Blossom set.  I isolated the blossoms from the greenery so I could stamp the colors separately.  I laid the stamps out where I wanted them on the cardstock panel and placed it in my stamp platform.  I removed the flower stamps then only stamped the green areas with Olive ink.  I did that 4 times for all the cards before removing the greenery stamps and adding the flowers to the stamp platform.  For the flowers, I covered them with the lighter ink and stamped.  Then I added the darker ink just around the edges of the flowers and re-stamped creating the two-tone effect.
At the bottom of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the No Loss For Words set in black ink.  Then I wrapped Trendy Twine around the white area, also adding a bow.  The final touch was a few enamel dots.  I then added the stamped panel to a scalloped rectangle die cut in a coordinating color before adding it all to the card base.
The specific supplies I used for these cards are as follows:

Purple: 
  • SB.com inks- Parisian Purple, Mardi Gras, Olive, Black
  • Grape Fizz Trendy Twine
  • Purple Trio enamel dots
  • purple cardstock
Pink:
  • SB.com inks- Pink Flamingo, Confetti Pink, Olive, Black
  • Raspberry Cupcake Trendy Twine
  • Unicorn Sparkle enamel dots
  • bright pink cardstock

Coral:
  • SB.com inks- Pink Lemonade, Havana Red, Olive, Black
  • Posy Trendy Twine
  • Watermelon enamel dots
  • coral cardstock
Yellow:
  • SB.com inks- Rubber Ducky, Daffodil, Olive, Black
  • Totally Lemon Trendy Twine
  • Mai Tai enamel dots
  • yellow cardstock

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Hello from My Two Lips

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Spring is in the Air! Tulips and Daffodils have made their way through the ground (still a while until they are ready to bloom, but at least we see them coming to life). Robins are plentiful. My husband says it won't be long and he'll be mowing the grass. YES! I am so excited! I am so ready for Spring! So much so that I made a Spring-like card to share with you today.


The tulips are from the Raisin Boat Bunny Hop stamp set, you can see the stamp set HERE. The Hello is from another Raisin Boat stamp set (Flourishing Thoughts) but unfortunately I think it is currently out of stock.




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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Rainbow Floral Birthday Card

Hello and welcome back to another Wednesday post with Beth's Beauties!  I don't know about you, but I definitely have spring fever and have been making lots of bright and spring themed projects lately.  This card uses the Raisin Boat Cherry Blossom and No Loss For Words stamp sets.
The other necessary tool to create this card was a stamp platform.  I cut a piece of cardstock and found the middle, then positioned the floral stamp just to one side of the center line.  As you can see, I alternated the direction of the stamp...but really, all I did was flip the paper end for end each time I stamped.  Very simple with a stamp platform!  The colors of SB.com inks I used include: Confetti Pink, Orange Spice, Daffodil, Succulent, Mermaid, Mardi Gras plus Black was used for the sentiment which was from the RB No Loss For Words stamp set.  I matted the floral panel with black cardstock, added a few sequins and the card was done!
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Saturday, February 29, 2020

I Can't Thank You Enough

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

I made a quick card this week using the gorgeous horse from the Raisin Boat Giddy Up! stamp set. If you're like me, sometimes there just isn't enough time to get everything done. This was one of those weeks. Quick and easy makes me happy - I still get to make a card, even when there isn't much time.


Sentiment - Raisin Boat Flourishing Thoughts



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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tractor Birthday Card

Welcome to another Wednesday project from Beth's Beauties!  This time I have a masculine card to share that uses the Raisin Boat Homegrown and Flourishing Thoughts stamp sets.
First of all, I stamped the awesome tractor stamp from the Raisin Boat Homegrown set with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Once that was dry, I used watercolor pencils and a water brush to add the color.  The panel was die cut with a GMD stitched rectangle die, then matted with a black rectangle die cut with a GMD wonky stitched rectangle die.  The panel was popped up with foam tape onto the card base.
The patterned papers in TPS Yee-Haw! paper pad were perfect for this card.  The sentiment was from the Raisin Boat Flourishing Thoughts stamp set and was stamped with SB.com Succulent ink.  To embellish, I added burlap ribbon and dots of silver Pearl Pen (which were not centered like I had originally intended...oops!).  I guess imperfection is part of life, right?
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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hoppy Easter

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Easter is coming... well, not until April 12th, but that's really not that far off. Will you be ready? One way to ensure you'll be ready is to go ahead and get your Easter cards made. 



I used the Raisin Boat Bunny Hop stamp set on my card:



Look at all those darling stamps and awesome sentiments! And right now it's on sale so be sure to head over to the SumMore Fun store and check it out.



I added an Easter Egg to the inside of my card too:



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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

32 Cards From One 6x6 Paper Pad

Raise your hand if you are completely in awe of Kristie Marcotte and her ability to power through entire 6x6 paper pads...yeah me too!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here today I decided to embrace that challenge for myself!  It wasn't easy and took me three days off and on to finish the paper pad, but I ended up with these 32 cards.
I used the My Mind's Eye My Favorite Things 6x6 paper pad.  I have had it floating around in my craft room for quite some time.  I picked it because it had both masculine and feminine papers in it.  I will say that I should have been more selective because some of the papers were geared more towards scrapbooking and that left me with only side of paper to use with those sheets.  However, it didn't stop me :)
In true Kristie style, I started with some card sketches.  This first set of cards were made with Reverse Confetti sketch #32.  
I used the following supplies on these cards:
  • Raisin Boat Talking in Circles stamp set (only $3.99 right now!)
  • Scrapbook.com Pine hybrid ink
  • Scrapbook.com Pink Lemonade hybrid ink
  • Cottage Cutz stitched circle dies
  • brads
  • brown and coral Recollections cardstock
  • flower

The second set of cards were made with Reverse Confetti sketch #53.  
I used the following supplies on these cards:
  • Raisin Boat Night Owl stamp set
  • Raisin Boat All In Toile stamp set
  • Scrapbook.com Black hybrid ink
  • Scrapbook.com Succulent hybrid ink
  • Scrapbook.com Camel hybrid ink (inking around the edge of the owl)
  • colored pencils
  • Brother Scan N Cut (owl and party hat)
  • Scrapbook.com Pink Lemonade hybrid ink
  • Gray, tan, and black Recollections cardstock
  • Twisted Lime Trendy Twine
The third set of cards were made with Reverse Confetti sketch #34.  
I used the following supplies on these cards:
  • Raisin Boat Talking In Circles stamp set
  • Scrapbook.com Charcoal hybrid ink
  • Cottage Cutz stitched square die
  • black Recollections cardstock
  • circle punch
  • markers
  • Glossy Accents (on bottom right circles and flower centers)
These baby cards were created with OWH Sketch #154.
I used the following supplies on these cards:
  • Raisin Boat Talking In Circles stamp set
  • Scrapbook.com Daffodil hybrid ink
  • Cottage Cutz scalloped stitched circle die
  • Cottage Cutz stitched circle die
  • black Recollections cardstock
  • Totally Lemon Trendy Twine
  • diaper pin brad
The last cards made from a sketch used OWH sketch #142.
I used the following supplies on these cards:
The following cards were not made with any type of sketch.  I was simply using up the papers I had left from the paper pad.
These fish cards were created using the following additional supplies:
  • Raisin Boat Time Flies stamp set
  • Raisin Boat No Loss For Words stamp set
  • Scrapbook.com Black hybrid ink
  • Scrapbook.com Caribbean hybrid ink (blended with brush)
  • Watercolored fish with Scrapbook.com Succulent, Pink Flamingo, and Sugar Cookie hybrid inks
  • Cottage Cutz stitched rounded rectangle dies
  • black Recollections cardstock
  • white gel pen
  • silver brads
The next two cards each have a different layout, but are similar with their elements.
Supplies used include:
  • Raisin Boat Talking In Circles stamp set
  • Scrapbook.com Succulent hybrid ink
  • GMD double stitched in and out circle die
  • Cottage Cutz scalloped stitched circle die
  • black Recollections cardstock
  • Totally Lemon Trendy Twine
  • Scrapbook.com Charcoal hybrid ink
  • Totally Black Trendy Twine
  • White Pearl Pearl Pen
Supplies for the two butterfly cards include:
  • Raisin Boat No Loss For Words stamp set
  • Scrapbook.com Black hybrid ink
  • Cottage Cutz Kayla Butterfly die
  • Cottage Cutz scalloped stitched circle die
  • label die
  • black, gray, white Recollections cardstock
  • Totally Lemon Trendy Twine
These final four cards really were using up the last of the last scraps!
The Happy Birthday cards supplies include:

The final card supplies include:
Adhesives used on all cards include ATG, foam tape, and Scotch Tacky Glue.  I used up every little bit of those patterned papers.  The last couple scraps were used for embellishments and die cutting.

Whew!  Did you make it all the way through this post?  If so, I hope you are inspired to try something new with your crafting...maybe even crafting your way through a whole paper pad like I did!

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