Learning New Techniques

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Last week Studio Calico started an amazing stamping class, properly titled, “Inked.” It is the first class I have joined with Studio Calico and with one week down, I am already learning a TON. We have gone through 5 different stamping techniques, and I can’t even imagine how much more there will be during the next 3 weeks. If you are interested in checking out Studio Calico’s awesome classes, you can check them out here.

I have 2 cards to share with you today, the first is using up some papers left from June’s Roundabout card kit. I put this card together as a travel related thank you. This is one of the most simple cards I have put together. It is just appropriately cut papers adhered to a card base. I added the “thank you” banner sticker and a sequin and finished it off with some blue twine. And that’s it! Here it is: >>

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The other card I have for you is one I put together using some of the techniques taught in the Inked class. I used Glossy Accents for the first time and made two stamps into embellishments (see the hello stamp and the top frame). >>

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I LOVE learning new techniques for crafting and card making… what are some of your favorite techniques??

Studio Calico is having a limited time “sale” where you are gifted with 1000 Calico points (to be used towards add-ons) if you sign up for a subscription! Check it out and have fun getting crafty!

Steph

Runaway With Me

Taking a break this week for some much needed rest & relaxation with the family!! I hope you all have a wonderful week, and a happy Independence Day! And don’t forget to check out Studio Calico’s inspiration subscription kits! See you next Monday, July 8th!

Happy Creating!

Steph

You Mean the World to Me

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Case Study Challenge #146: Well thank goodness you are allowed to enter the Case Study Challenge more than once because I came up with one more for this week’s Case Study Challenge (CSC146). Here is the card that the amazing Lisa Spangler came up with:

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And again, my card is completely different! Here is what I came up with:

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This was my first Case Study Challenge and it was so much fun! The contest ends on Tuesday at Midnight so check it out HERE to join in on the fun!

Happy Creating!

Steph

Hello

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Case Study Challenge #146: I am taking on my first Case Study Challenge (#CSC146) and I am so excited! This week’s muse is Lisa Spangler, who is just amazing!! Here is the beautiful card she designed:

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Isn’t that gorgeous?! Anyway… I was immediately inspired but came up with something that was so different from her masterpiece, I have no idea how they were related in my silly brain. Here is my entry for Case Study Challenge #146:

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Crazy different, right? Who knows what I was thinking!? But that’s it! Contest ends on Tuesday at Midnight… check it out HERE and enter yourself for a chance to win 🙂

Happy Creating!

Steph

Our Daddy… Our Hero…

Happy belated Father’s Day to all of you awesome Dads out there!! We had a wonderful day celebrating with my husband, Bryan, of course the kiddos, and Bryan’s father and stepmother! We had an extremely relaxing day out by the pool and got to spoil the Dads with gifts. 🙂

Here is the Father’s Day card I made for Bryan. I really wanted something simple to accent the sentiment I picked out for him. Here are the details:

I knew I wanted the card to be mainly white with the words accented so I picked out my papers and matching embellishments. >>

Next, I cut out my sentiment with a die cut machine and cut my background pieces to size. >>

I adhered the background pieces to the white cardstock and then adhered the filler pieces of the words. >>

I tied some blue hemp twine vertically around the white cardstock with a bow and accented it with a yellow star pin. >>

Finally, I attached the white cardstock to the card base with dimensional adhesive and then added a few enamel dots to finish it off! Here it is>>

So there you have it! I hope all of you Dads out there had a wonderful, spoiled day yesterday.

Happy Creating!

Steph