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Colorful season wedding card

Today’s card is a beautiful wedding card I made for my cousin’s wedding. I used the new framelits Seasonal layers (matching the Colorful Season stamp set) to cut the flowers and branch. To add a little bit of pink to my flowers, I added a touch of pink with the watercolor pencils and used the blender pen to soften it. The birds were cut with the Bird builder punch (now retired). For the background, I used the Hardwood background stamp, with White craft ink on Crumb cake card stock.

Finally the greeting is from Essence de Rose stamp set and I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the stitched oval.

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Stamp set: Essence de rose, Hardwood

CS and paper: Natural Ivory, Crumb cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pink Watercolor pencil

Tools: Seasonal layers Framelits, Stitched shape Framelits, Bird builder punch

Other: Sponge dauber, Blender pen, lace


Good as Gold Birthday Card with “Dazzling” Crystal Effect

Today, we make a sparkly birthday card with Dazzling diamonds and Crystal Effect! Do you like the joyful dots in the background? The paper comes from the FREE Sale-a-bration card kit “Good as Gold”. Get it now until you can! The Sale-a-bration is ending in less than 3 weeks!

The flame of each candle was cut with the Bird Builder punch (with the bird wing) and colored with a little bit of Pumpkin Pie ink using the Blender pen. The flame of each candle was covered with Crystal Effect and before it dries,  I sprinkled some dazzling diamonds to make them really shiny!    The dazzling diamonds glitters get caught in the crystal effect as it dries.  The candles were embossed with the Stripes and Chevron embossing folders. I used the Curly Label punch to cut the shape at the top of the candle. The trick is to insert only one end of your strip from the top of the punch.

Good as Gold birthday candles

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Stamp set: Itty Bitty Banners

CS and paper: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight, Good as Gold card kit (SAB item)

Ink: Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie

Tools: Bird Builder punch, Curly Label punch, Big Shot, Stripes and Chevron embossing folders, Blender pen.

Accessories: Crystal Effect, Dazzling diamonds glitters

NaBloPoMo Day 25: Wreath Card (with Bird Builder punch)

This is a card that I wanted to make for a long time but never really took the time to make. Finally, I got around to make it!

I used the Bird Builder punch to make the wreath (the little branch on that punch). I used 3 different green card stocks: Gumball Green, Garden Green and Wild Wasabi.  I added little Real Red flowers punched with the Itty Bitty Shape punch pack and added a small circle in Gold Glimmer paper punched with the Owl builder punch. I made a miniature bow with Real Red card stock. To make the door, I cut 4 rectangles in Early Espresso card stock and scored the lines with the Simply Scored Scoring board and I glued them on a piece of Early Espresso card stock. The door handle is an Antique brad.

bird builder couronne


CS: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Real Red, Gumball Green, Garden Green and Wild Wasabi, Gold Glimmer paper.

Tools: Build Builder punch, Itty Bitty Punch pack, Owl builder punch, Simply Scored Scoring board.

Accessory: Antique brad

Artisan Award Entry #7: Chalkboard Card

Welcome to Day 7 of my Artisan Award entries!  This is the fourth card of the five I made and probably the simplest one.  I wanted to used the chalkboard technique since it was  so popular! For this technique, you heat embossed the image with White embossing powder and then use the White Craft ink and a sponge to make it look like a chalkboard.  The background is made with little strip of papers from Comfort Café and Patio Party Designer series paper, that I cut to about 1/2″ and perfectly aligned!  The stamp is from Vintage Verse (a Sale-a-bration set from last year.)  I added a little flower from the flower trim and leaves were cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlits die and sponged with Soft Suede.

chalkboard card

My favorite part was actually the little bird inside the card.  I aligned the bird punch so that the printed paper pattern made his eye and beak. Do you like it?

chalboard inside


Vintage Verses stamp set;

Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla Card Stock; Comfort Cafe, Patio Party Designer Series Paper;

Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad, Whisper White Craft Ink Pad, Versamark pad, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder;

Heat Tool;  Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlits Dies, Label Collection Framelits Dies; Bird Builder Punch;

Vanilla 5/8” Flower Trim; Sponge daubers, Stampin’ Trimmer; Glue dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail adhesive.

An Owl birthday!

Today’s card is another Owl card!!! The owl punch is one of my favorite punch! You can make so much with it (even tulips! click here to see how to do this!)

This card is all about circles, I used 5 different circle punches, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/4″ and 2-1/2″ for behind the owl. I randomly glued the circles on the background and ran it through the Square Lattice embossing folder. The little branch for the Owl is made with the Bird Builder punch, another of my favorite punch!
If you have notice the greeting “bonne fête”, you might not recognize it… It’s actually from a new stamp set called “Exprimez-vous”. If you speak French you know that we were missing good stamps with “bonne fête” so I was really please to see this set! It’s an Hostess set, so if you want it, book you party today!!!

Owl birthday

Stamp set: Exprimez-vous (new hostess set)
CS and paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade,
Ink:Island Indigo
Tools: Big SHot, Square Lattice folder, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/4″ and 2-1/2″ Circle punches, Modern Label punch, Owl builder punch, Bird builder punch
Accessories: Candy dots Brights

Saying Good-bye to the Blossom Petal Builder Punch

The Blossom Petal Builder punch was one of my favorite punch! I’m so sad it’s retiring in only a few days… But the good news is that you can still get it and it’s 40% off!  At $13.77, it’s quite a good deal! You have until May 31 to order it. So email me today!!!

Here’s the Blossom Petal Punch one last time:

Blossom petal punch

Here’s a card I just made using it.  I made the tulips using two of the smaller petal sizes.  Each petal was sponged with Calypso Coral ink. I also used the Bird Builder punch for the little leaves and the Itty Bitty punch pack for the small pink flowers.  I’m pretty happy with the final result!

Blossom Petal tulips (lorraine)


Stamp set: Woodgrain

CS and paper: Natural White, Tango Tangerine, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Gumball Green, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette, Bashfull Blue, Crumb Cake

Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Soft Suede, White craft ink (clouds sponged in the sky are hard to see on the picture), Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Marker

Tools: Blossom Petal Builder punch, Bird Builder punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Sizzlit die

Anniversary Birds Card

Lately my parents celebrated their 40th Anniversary! This called for a very special card! This is the card I made for them. As they both love birds, I thought that it would be a nice touch to incorporate birds inside my design! I used the Bird Builder punch for the birds, the Heart collection Framelits and 2 embossing folders, Elegant Lines (which is on sale right now, on the retiring list for $7.46) and Framed Tulips. I used Crumb Cake ink to sponge over the embossed parts as well as to outline the birds. A little rose from the Flower trim and the Crochet Trim complete the card.

anniversaire 40 birds


Stamp set: Jolies pensées

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Soft Suede

Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake

Tools: Bird Builder punch, Big Shot, Elegant lines folder, Framed Tulips folder, Heart Collection Framelits, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die; sponge daubers

Accessories: Crochet trim, Flower trim