Thursday, April 9, 2020

Concord & 9th April Release and Brighter Days Giving Back

It is the 9th of the month so it must be new release day for Concord & 9th! YAY!! 
This April is very special as Concord & 9th is giving 10% of every sale to the Disaster Relief Funds.  
It is all about giving back and looking forward to #brighterdays.


The first set is called Brighter Days and it is all sunshine and rainbows.



 This cheery set has a coordinating die set that has this heart and the Oh Happy Day letters in it - I love this one.  It makes a colorful easy card!


No Concord & 9th release would be complete without a new Turnabout stamp and take a look at this one - Rainbows!!



I added a window sheet behind the cloud and stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card. 


Next up is the cutest interactive polaroid camera called Oh Snap.  Remember how the Mail Drop and the Christmas Stockings were interactive and the sentiment pulls up or out?  Here too, the sentiment pulls out the camera and slides back in.


Also featured on this card is the new Pinstripe Background stamp.  This is for sure a must have to all stamp collections.

Two adorable bundles, a new Pinstripe background stamp and a new Rainbow Turnabout stamp...can't decide?  
Want it all?  Here you go, bundled together at a discount just for you. April 2020 Full Release Bundle.



Remember as I stated earlier, Concord & 9th is giving 10% of every sale to the Disaster Relief Funds all month long. Not just the new release, any product sold this month.
It is all about giving back and looking forward to #brighterdays.


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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Everyday Purse for Flat Ariana

Who remembers Flat Stanley?  
My kids had Flat Stanley projects in school and they were some of our favorite times.  It is such a fun book!  
Last month my great niece Ariana, who is in first grade, asked if she could send her Flat Ariana to Aunt Becky's house for an adventure.  I was delighted...and then the COVID-19 outbreak and precautions came and Flat Ariana didn't get any of the outings she had hoped for.
But, come on, it was Aunt Becky's house afterall, of course we had adventures and so much fun!


 One of the things we HAD to do was make Flat Ariana an Everyday Purse! How cute is this one with that little pink bow!

She is going to be pretty excited that Flat Ariana is coming back with a new purse and all kinds of adventures.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Some Bunny Loves You

This little bunny is from Technique Tuesday.  I had bunnies and dragonflies and flowers left over from the cards I made for the February release, so I put together a quick card.
I also haven't used my corner rounder in years - do you use yours much anymore?  That used to be a must have in card making.



I didn't make many Easter cards this year, nor have I sent any out.  It's been a rather strange season and I feel off schedule...who am I kidding, I have no schedule at the moment!  I feel like all I do is cook and clean and clean and cook and clean. 
I love having everyone home, my heart is so happy, but I'm out of practice with this cooking thing!




The images are colored with Copic markers and the pink line is Tattered Rose ink blending with Distress Oxide ink.  That piece was left over from a project gone wrong, but it worked perfectly on this one. You should see my garbage can this week...I can't focus to save my life! *Ü*  
Can I tell you what IS making me happy with all this scary pandemic news?  Seeing all the sign language at news briefings.  It is so important that everyone have access to the latest and I am ever so grateful for all the interpreters out there! 

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Sleeping Baby Stamp Set Onesie Card

Today I am up on the Picket Fence Studios blog with this cute little onesie baby card.  It is really easy to make this shape, I have all the instructions below.

 To get the onesie shape I made a few cuts.  Start with a 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of cardstock.  Fold in half like you would for a regular card.

1.  Sleeves:  Measure on the sides of the card where the sleeves will go, from the top corners down to 1-1/2".  Make a tiny pencil mark.  From that pencil mark measure 3/4" in towards the chest.  Cut on that 3/4" line.
2.  Sides: From that cut 3/4" line, use a ruler to draw a line diagonally to the bottom corners of the card and then cut on that line.
3.  You now have a onesie with sleeves.  Use a corner rounder on the sleeves to round and soften the sharp corners.
4.  Legs: I used a 1-1/2" circle punch to add the leg holes.  After you make the punch, use your scissors to slightly straighten the crotch area so it look more like how the leg holes should look.
5.  Neck:  I used the same hole punch to create the neck opening.  
6.  Now it is time to decorate.








 I stenciled the roses and leaves onto the light pink cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks (Aged Mahogany and Bundled Sage) and the Life Changing Blender Brushes. If you have not tried those brushes, please do.  They are so awesome for stenciling and ink blending!

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock measuring approximately 2-1/8" x 1".  I hand cut the tag shape and punched a hole to attached to the ribbon sash. 

Add jewels, pearls or little buttons to the top.


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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Bear Wear Easter Eggs

Happy April Stamping Friends!  
We're just a few weeks from Easter so I have a cute little Easter card for you today using Ellen Hutson products.  


The bear and wagon are from Bear Wear 4.  The Easter eggs and basket are from Bear Wear 3.





The stencil in the background is the Mandala Stencil from Sweet Sentiment.  The grass die is from Honey Bee Stamps.  All the images are colored with Copic Markers.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Fun Words From Picket Fence Studios

Picket Fence Studios has lots of stand alone word dies in pretty script.  I wanted to pair them with some of the phrases from several sentiment sets.  They aren't meant to match or go together, I just chose ones that would make fun sentiments.

















The background for all of these is A City in the World background stamp.
I started with a stencil for the background for each one but it seemed too light once I put the words on, so I decided to stamp the background instead.

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