Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Retiring In Colors

I'm always sad when the retiring list comes out. I'm never quite done playing with things so I want them to be around a lot longer! Well these In Colors have been around for 2 years...and I'm going to miss them. Our team challenge for this week was to create a project using 3 of these colors. Well of course I couldn't stop at just 3, so all 5 it is!!! I adhered all the card stock strips (3/4 x 3-3/4") to a 3-3/4" square piece of white then ran it thru the Big Shot and the Coastal Weave embossing folder (a favorite of mine). It was then adhered to a 4 x 4 piece of Basic Black and put down onto a top folding card. The sentiment comes from the Beauty Abounds stamp set. The butterfly was die cut from the Butterfly Beauty die set. I smothered it in clear Wink of Stella, giving it a metallic look. I then adhered the butterfly down to the card using dimensionals behind its body only so I could bend up his wings. I love it!!

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Alternate Paper Pumpkin Cards

I have had this month's Paper Pumpkin box a little over a week now and just last night opened it!!! What fun cards this kit makes. Plus there's a sneak preview of 4 of the new In Colors...bonus!!!!! Well I decided to use items from the kit to create several alternate projects then shared them on tonight's Facebook Live.

Here they are up close:

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Mystery Stamping Hour

Tonight I participated in a Mystery Stamping Hour on Facebook...and talk about fun!!! We were given a list of supplies ahead of time and tonight step by step instructions on what to do with those supplies. I really had so much fun!!! The colors I used are Garden Green, Pretty Peacock, and Shaded Spruce. Don't recognize that stamp set?? Well, you will, because it's a beaut and must have. It's called Forever Fern and is coming out in the new Stampin' Up! catalog starting June 3rd. Need a catalog? Let me know and I'll get one sent out to you!!

The ribbon is a silver metallic/white ribbon. The list of supplies requested a ribbon one of the 3 colors of card stock/ink that you used. I pulled out my light Pretty Peacock blend and turned it into the color of ribbon I needed!!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Thinking of You Magnolias

Once a month a SU demo group I belong to on Facebook holds a Mystery Stamping Event. Yesterday we were given a list of supplies then today we got the step by step instructions to get creative with. It's always so much fun to see what everyone comes up with!! They are all so different because of the stamp sets and colors they chose. I went with the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and Old Olive & Petal Pink for my colors. And your eyes are not deceiving you, I colored the flowers with my Stampin' Blends. Looking forward to doing it again next month!

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Especially For You

Just wanted to share the card design from my latest Facebook Live. Yes, it uses pattern paper, something I almost always put on a card!!! The 2 white panels are popped up over a 1 1/2" strip of paper for some yummy dimension. Head on over to my Facebook business page, Linda Lou Creates, and watch how I made this card.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Happy For You

I'm sharing this fun sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. This is perfect because I just did a video about using pattern paper to cover your entire card front!

Here's my card based on the sketch. Well, almost, I did have to flip it!!! But I think you can still see it!!

Thick Whisper White card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4
Peaceful Poppies DSP - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, 4 1/4 x 1 1/2
Basic Black - 4 1/4 x 1/2
Flirty Flamingo - 3 3/8 x 1 3/8
Gold Foil - 4 x 1/2

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