Sunday, June 16, 2019

Farmers Make Such a Difference

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). I'm so glad you've stopped by the blog today.

I live in the middle of farm country which has given me a first-hand view of the difficulties farmers have experienced this year, at least in our area. The weather has not been kind to them - flooding out crops or flooding even before the crops were planted.

Since they've been on my mind, I decided to use two Raisin Boat stamp sets (Homegrown and Flourishing Thoughts) to make a card to send to a good friend who is a farmer.

And here's a tip - when you go to the Victorine Originals (SumMore Fun) online store, be sure to check out the pricing options before you place the set in the shopping cart. Many of the stamp sets have a temporary liquidation price and/or a used price, either of which will save you some money.

But I digress. Here is my card...


I normally color with Copic markers, but for this card I chose to use my Prisma Watercolor Pencils instead. 



The sentiments (the front and the inside) are both from the Flourishing Thoughts stamp set.

Speaking of the inside of my card, here it is...




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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Foiled Floral Cards

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here today.  The cards I am sharing with you use the Victorine Originals Floral and Sayings stamp set.
On these cards, I tried my hand at foiling for the first time!  I love the shiny metallic finish it gives, but it is hard to capture that in photos.  For this anniversary card, I stamped the floral bouquet from the Floral and Sayings stamp set onto white paper using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with regular white embossing powder.  I always use my stamp platform when embossing!  I then ran the stamped paper with a piece of foil (shiny side up) through my laminator (no carrier sheet).  When the paper was cool, I peeled off the foil to reveal the image!
I used various oval dies to cut around the floral design and added a Happy Anniversary sticker to the center.  I embellished with Pearl Pen dots in Gold and Ice White and white seam binding ribbon.
For my second card, I followed the same foiling process except I used an ultrafine embossing powder and it gave a more bold foiled image.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Floral and Sayings stamp set in black.  I added a double bow of Pink Midnight Trendy Twine in the bottom right corner.
See that metallic shine?!  It definitely makes an eye-catching card!
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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Music Rocks My World

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). I'm so glad you've stopped by the blog today.

Today's post might be a bit noisy - since it's featuring an amazing drum set. 



Just look at the amazing detail on the drum set:



The stamps that I used on this card are from the Raisin Boat Rock Star stamp set. I am certain I'll be using this stamp set again and again.





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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Happy Father's Day Card

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here today.  The card I am sharing with you uses the Victorine Originals Large Happy Father's Day red rubber stamp.  It can also be purchased as part of the To My Parents set, which is on clearance right now!
I started out by prepping the background using watercolor paper and Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, and Vintage Photo.  I had a large acrylic block that I smeared the inks on, spritzed it with water, then turned the block over onto the watercolor paper.  I added weight onto the block and let it set for 5 minutes, then removed the block.  When it was dry, I flicked some white acrylic paint onto the background then heat set the whole paper.  I stamped the Happy Father's Day stamp using VersaFine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder.  I always use a stamp platform with watercolor paper due to the texture of it making it hard to get a complete stamped image the first time.  I added white gel pen accents to the word "father's" and a few silver Pearl Pen dots to finish it off.
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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Giddy Up!

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). I'm so glad you've stopped by the blog today.

I'm really excited about today's post because it's the first time I've used the Raisin Boat Giddy Up! stamp set, which I absolutely love.





Isn't that horse a beauty?!?!?



The set also includes a cowboy hat and some other sentiments, too.







I kept the designs simple and the embellishments few. After all, with a gorgeous horse, what more can a girl want, right?


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cupcake Tags

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties with you today.  Instead of a card, which is my usual creation, I decided to think outside of the box and make tags this week!  They use the sweet Raisin Boat Teatime Treats stamp set.
I started by stamping the images and sentiments from the Teatime Treats stamp set onto white cardstock.  For the images, I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut them out and painted them with Sparkling Unicorn Spit.
The tags I used are Large Tag-Its in Lemon and Kraft.  I added various washi tape to them, Trendy Page Dots, Raspberry Cupcake Trendy Twine, and Grape Fizz Trendy Twine.
The cupcake circle was popped up with foam tape onto the tag and the sentiment was simply glued on.  The finishing touch was Pearl Pen dots in Gold, Glitter Pink, and Pearl Pink.
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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sparkle!

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). I'm so glad you've stopped by the blog today.

I found some amazing sparkly paper not too long ago - in the office supply area of a store. Hmmmmm... it sparkles and has great texture, but says it won't flake. That's a plus for this gal who has problems with glitter. AND... it says you can actually run it through your computer/printer. 

In that case, why not try stamping directly onto it, right?

It worked perfectly - and looks amazing (unfortunately the photos don't do it justice). The stamps from the Victorine Originals Floral and Sayings stamp set were the perfect choice to complement this sparkly card - so rich and gorgeous!


I am not - NOT - a symmetrical type of person. That's really kind of surprising because I'm an extremely organized type of person and they often tend to be symmetrical types, too. But I'm over-the-grid asymmetrical. ;) So I first made the card without the additional (Prima) flower and the symmetry of the look was driving me crazy. I just couldn't handle it. So I added an off-centered flower. I'm much happier now. LOL!




I don't know about you, but I think life needs more sparkle!


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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Happy Graduation Cards

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here today.  The cards I am sharing with you use the Victorine Originals Happy Graduation stamp.  There is also a larger Happy Graduation stamp with the same design HERE.  I love the elegance of it!
 I stamped the Happy Graduation stamp using my stamp platform and VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  I heat embossed it with clear powder and colored in the image.  For this red one, the red is just Sharpie marker and the yellow is Sparkling Unicorn Spit that I painted on undiluted.
 I made other cards as well in different colors, only changing the color of Sparkling Unicorn Spit for the had and ribbon.
It was fun to change things up with these cards.  I embellished with various solid twists of Trendy Twine.  The star die cut is from the GMD double stitched in and out cut star dies.  Patterned papers are from DCWV's Dots, Stripes, and Plaids and Seaside Yacht stacks.
Note:  The hat and ribbon on this were actually painted with Dolly Firebird Unicorn Spit, but it came out  as a bright pink on the white paper instead of red.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Happy Holidays

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). I'm so glad you've stopped by the blog today.

I've been making Christmas cards for the Troops (I'm trying to get a box of them ready to donate) so I was excited to pull out the Raisin Boat Holiday Hang Ups stamp set this week. It's such a pretty set with an assortment of ornaments and that gorgeous branch. There are sentiments and other goodies in the set, too. And because there's no need for coloring, it makes it really fast and easy to put together a card with this set.




While I love the ornaments, I'm not overly crazy about the ink I used on the long ornament - I think next time I might heat emboss the ornaments instead. Wouldn't that look gorgeous?




I even stamped the branch and an ornament on the inside of my card...




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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Embossed Birthday Greetings

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). I'm so glad you've stopped by the blog today.

I'm using the Floral and Sayings stamp set again this week, but I've tried something different with it. The touch turned out really subtle, but hopefully it shows up enough in the pictures for you to see it.


I used the WOW! Pop Embossing Powder to create the flowers element on the card. This embossing powder has both orange and pops of gray and white in it. It really is luscious!

I also used some glittery decorative tape on the card for a bit of glitz.


The Happy Birthday is not heat embossed to give it a different texture.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother's Day Quilt Card

Good Morning and Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here today.  The card I am sharing with you uses the Raisin Boat Marvelous Mom stamp set.  This set is one that I fell in love with for the INSIDE sentiments it has.
 As you can see, the outside of my card simply has the word "Mom" stamped on it from the Marvelous Mom stamp set.  I wanted the whole card to have a simple cozy feel to it :)  Other products used on the card front include a SDS Quilt Mini SVG , DCWV Country Floral cardstock, vellum, square lace die, Twisted Lime Trendy Twine, Skittles embellishments, and a scissors charm.  Adhesives include ATG, Scotch Tacky Glue, and mini Glue Dots.
 Now check out the inside with the awesome sentiments that are included in the Marvelous Mom stamp set.  Perfect, right?!  No need to try to think up the perfect thing to write to your mom, this stamp set has you covered!
 Here is a close up of the Marvelous Mom stamp set so you can see all the amazing sentiments it has in it.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Success Index Graduation Card

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here.  The card I am sharing with you uses the Raisin Boat Opportunity Knocks stamp set.  I made this one for my oldest son who is having his 6th grade graduation next week!
I used chalk paper to stamp the Opportunity Knocks stamps onto with VersaMark ink.  I then embossed with white embossing powder.  It turned out great!  All the papers are from the DCWV DIY Chalk Party stack.  I did use Tombow Xtreme adhesive on this card because the chalk papers are a little tougher to keep stuck together.
I added some Totally Lemon Trendy Twine around the center band, plus made a tassel out of it as well.  A few GMD New Years sparkle enamel dots and the card was finished!
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Play Ball!

Hello - Jeanette here from the design team (and from Cre8tive Play). I'm so glad you've stopped by the blog today.

Way back when (a.k.a. a few years ago) I received my very first Victorine Originals stamp set and it remains one of my most favorite stamp sets. I actually use it quite often and am always delighted when I have opportunity to do so.



Today is such a day - because in our family, yesterday was supposed to be the beginning of Softball Season. There's a church in town that hosts Softball for those with Special Needs. Our autistic son Brock loves playing softball. There are no outs, every run counts, and everyone cheers for those who run across home plate, no matter which team they're on. 

But then again, some weeks are a RAIN OUT! Like yesterday.

Oh well...

Play Ball!





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