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Happy Hour Wedding Card-VC Rocks Blog Hop

Hello all and welcome to the last VC Rocks Blog Hop this year.  We are featuring the Big Shot, punches, and the Simply Scored Tool. 

This year, my downline will be creating set samplers at every meeting.  My favorite stamp set right now is Happy Hour-and I love making samples with it!  However, I wanted to show a real standout and elegant card using this set.  Here is what I came up with:

 

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I love this color combination – Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, and Whisper White – and it is EVERYWHERE!  I used the Scallop Square Die and the Delicate Designs embossing folder with my Big Shot.  See those wedding bands?  I used my 1/2" circle punch first and punched out two circles.  Then I took my 3/4" circle punch and punched over the "leftover" scrap piece where I had punched out the first circles.  You'll get those perfect little wedding bands!  You can use mini glue dots or Tombow multipurpose glue to adhere the wedding bands to the ribbon.

The Delicate Designs embossing folder is simply gorgeous – I especially love to use it with our Whisper White card stock!  Add a little bling with our basic gems and our Daffodil Delight seam binding and it really dresses up the card.

You probably came from Brenda Hugar's blog – and your next stop is Mary Jo Price-Williams' blog.  If ever you get lost along the way, you can start over again at www.vcrocks.blogspot.com .

I hope you enjoyed this stop along the way.  Enjoy the day!

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Valentine’s Day Card Kit

Hello all!

I just posted my Valentine's Day Card Kit.  Here is the card:

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This is a fun type of card called an easel card.  More information and pictures can be found HERE.

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Punch Bunch Shaving Cream Valentine

Welcome to the SU Stars Blog Hop.. you've most likely arrived here from http://www.raissastamps.com . 

 

If you want to start at the beginning, the home page is http://su-stars.blogspot.com/2011/01/sustars-hop-201101.html .

 

One of the most requested techniques from my customers is the shaving cream technique.  I taught my new recruits this technique last night.  It is always a crowd pleaser!  Here is the finished card:

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The Crumb Cake piece is actually attached to the front of the card so when you flip it open you can write on the inside. 

The Punch Bunch stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration sets you can pick out this year.  The Owl stamp and the True Friend stamp are from Punch Bunch; the Heart stamp is from the current special stamp set – Filled with Love (check it out on the top right side of my blog); and the Happy Valentine's Day stamp is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  You could easily change this card to an anniversary, friendship, thank you, or birthday card by just changing that last stamp!  This color combination is perfect for masculine cards.

SALE-A-BRATION starts on January 25th!  Contact me if you want to place an order, host a workshop, or sign up to be a demonstrator!

Supplies Needed

  • Punch Bunch/Teeny Tiny Wishes/Filled with Love Stamp Sets
  • Whisper White/Early Espresso/Real Red/Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • Early Espresso/Real Red Ink
  • Real Red/Crumb Cake Dye Ink Refills
  • Shaving Cream/Plate/Spreader/Toothpick/Scrap Paper
  • 2-3/8" Scall Circle/2-1/2" Circle/Heart to Heart/1" Circle Punches
  • Word Window/Modern Label Punches
  • Vintage Trinkets/Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
  • 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon
  • MonoAdhesive /Stampin' Dimensionals
 In case you have never tried the Shaving Cream Technique, here are some quick directions:
 
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On a disposable plate, spread some some shaving cream out.  I use a disposable plate for quick and easy clean up!
 
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 Put 3-4 drops of each ink color refill (I used Crumb Cake and Real Red on my card).
 
 
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With a few toothpicks, swirl the drops of ink refills – don't mix too much or you'll muddy the colors.
 
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Lay your cardstock on top of the swirled shaving cream.  Let it sit for about 15 seconds or so.  I find that Whisper White and Very Vanilla work best.  You can use the Naturals or Confettis and even Crumb Cake and glossy card stock. 
 
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Remove the cardstock from the shaving cream pile.  Scrape off as much of the shaving cream mixture as you can with your spreader.
 
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Wipe off the lingering excess shaving cream from the cardstock with a tissue or paper towel.  Set aside to let dry for a few mintues.  (I made two pieces!) 
 
If you want more effect, you can dip it back into the shaving cream and repeat the process.
 
You can stamp right on top of it or use it as a background.  You will notice the cardstock will be smoother and will smell nice too!

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is –  http://fancynancykay.blogspot.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Autumn Harvest Blessings

Keeping my wheels raring to go, here is another easy Thanksgiving card usiing Bright Blessings jumbo wheel and Autumn Harvest stamp set. 

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