3X3 Strawberry Gift Card

Before the pandemic, I loved to keep small gift cards on hand to pop into a bouquet of flowers or on top of a box of chocolates. Now that restrictions are lifting here in BC I am hoping to do a lot of visiting with friends this summer – which means I’ll need these little cards again. Yay!!

If you know my stamping, you’ll know I always look for inspiration around me, today I found it on these two blogs:

Some times I’ll even make a stack of 3X3 cards and package them up with the small square envelopes and give that as a gift to the hosts. These are quick and simple to make. If you want to make some yourself – check out the full supplies list below.

Product List
Blender Pens
$16.25
Genial Gems
$11.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Simply Scored
$41.00

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Sweet Strawberry in a Farmhouse Chic Style

Summer is here!! The crazy heat here in BC (over 41C) meant no school today (the last day of school for my own class and my younger kids). It was too hot to even go outside and swim – so of course I went to the basement to stamp πŸ™‚

This card was inspired by the delicious strawberries growing in my yard and by these two challenges:

I love creating cards with lots of layers, textures and colours. This one is no different. I used blending brushes, an embossing folder, water painter, DSP, punches and embellishments. A full list of supplies is below. Basically though, the white layer was lightly coloured using Highland Heather with a blending brush and then embossed with Brick and Mortar. I should have splattered it all with Gorgeous Grape ink at this point ( but I forgot so had to do it at the end and cover up the strawberries with scrap paper so they wouldn’t get splattered). The strawberries were inked with Poppy Parade (full strength for the outline and 2nd generation for the inside). The stems are Granny Apple Green full strength for outline and inside. They were attached with Dimensionals.

Product List
Linen Thread
$6.75
Genial Gems
$11.00

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Daisy Garden Peek-a-boo window card

The hot weather is here and summer vacation is about to begin. I love this time of year since everything starts to feel a bit more relaxed. I can even usually find a few minutes in the morning to get into my garden before going to work. This is the first year ever I have actually grown daisies in my garden. I LOVE them!! A beautiful pop of white amongst what is mostly green at this time of year.

Today’s card was inspired by my garden and the two challenges below. Click the images if you want to see the full challenge.

Here is the card I created. To see a full video with all the details of how I made it scroll down.

Using a mix of colouring tools (Stampin’ Blends, water painter, blender pens) allows me to create exactly the look I want. Plus this card is simple enough that can make a bunch of them to quickly send out to customers and my stampin’ team. What other colour scheme can you imagine these flowers in?

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Product List
Stamparatus
$67.00
Blender Pens
$16.25
Paper Snips
$13.50

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What’s Cooking? – spoon full of love

All week ( well, whenever I can sneek into my craft room between writing report cards and helping the kids with year end projects) I am playing with the What’s Cooking bundle by Stampin’ Up! The stamps are great because they essentially colour themselves – so it’s quick, gorgeous stamping.

Today I got a bit into using the dies as well. It made it a snap to create this card using a sketch challenge from TGIF (TGIFC320)

I love that the dies cut and emboss on the cutting board. So much texture to add interest to the card. I also love that I can create kitchen utensils of ANY colour. The soon to be retired (and currently on sale) Resin Heart embellishments were perfect for this card and sentiment!

If you don’t have this set yet you should definitely grab it! Below is a full list of supplies and if you live in Canada and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I’d love to help you get these supplies. Click the links below to get in touch!

Product List
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
What's Cookin' Bundle
$62.00
Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
$13.50
Linen Thread
$6.75
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$8.25
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Resin Hearts Embellishments
$9.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$163.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Biggest Wish – Acetate Transfer Technique

This was created for the TGIF Challenge #318. The challenge was to use Stampin’ Blends. I decided to try out a technique I’ve wanted to try for awhile called Acetate Transfer Technique.

To create this background I scribbled on a piece of acetate (just a piece left over from one of my stamp sets) with a Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend and a Polished Pink Stampin’ Blend. Then I spritzed the coloured acetate generously with Rubbing Alcohol and flipped it over onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. You can get a different look every time using this technique. I love how the colours blended to create a purple too.

After it dried, I stamped the sentiment using Night of Navy ink, flicked Wink of Stella across the card and then continued with all the normal, ribbon, layer, embellish stuff. You’ll find a whole supply list below.

Product List
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Biggest Wish

Today’s card was a bit of a journey. I started out trying to create just a quick Catalogue Inspiration card for the TGIF Challenge #TGIFC317

Instead, I ended up smudging some black ink on the DSP of this card. I have to add some extra stamping to the card to cover up my smudges. In the end, it’s not my favourite card – but better than a nice card with a smudge on the front.

Here you can see the card I had envisioned, and the card I ended up creating to save the DSP.

If you’d like to see the whole process, check out my video below. You can also always join me at 9am (ish) on Tuesday mornings to see the live videos and chat with me while I create.

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Product List
Paper Snips
$13.50

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DAY 5 – STAMPIN THE RAINBOW

I will be live every day this week (Mar 14 – 20) at 10am(ish) to stamp with you. Each day I will be featuring a different colour and one great ordering special (see below). Today’s card is featuring a range of blues – Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party. The stamp set I am using is called Nothing Better Than. The card idea was inspired by a card sketch from TGIF Challenges (#TGIFC307)

To create the fun, popped up sparkly words I die cut Rainbow Glimmer Paper attached to a Foam Adhesive Sheet. I also added Wink of Stella to the cocktails and some Rhinestones for extra bling.

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Or look below for a full list of materials used in today’s card.

*You can add the ink pad to your order (must be in addition to the $60 minimum) and I will reimburse you vie EFT or email me your preferred colour and I will mail/deliver selected ink pad beginning March 29th.

Die cutting with Foam Adhesive sheets is a bit fussy, but well worth the trouble. Try it with other die cut words and DSP. To see exactly how I created this card – check out my You Tube video. While you are there make sure to subscribe to my channel.

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Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Brights 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Stitched Shapes Dies
$41.00
Nothing's Better Than Bundle
$63.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$11.00
Rainbow Glimmer Paper
$8.25
Foam Adhesive Sheets
$11.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$82.00
Paper Snips
$13.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.75

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Black and Whisper White colour challenge

Today I was taking a break from prepping for the new year and the new January – June mini catalogue. This card was created for the TGIF Challenge #297.

I enjoyed playing with the Daisy lane stamp set and of course using my favourite sentiments from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.

There are many little details on this card that I think make all the difference. First of all, the ferns were added with White embossing powder and the bottom of the black cardstock was dry embossed with the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder and then brushed lightly with Wink of Stella. At the top of the card I sponged white ink on the edges and then also brushed it with Wink of Stella. The Clear Epoxy Droplets add that rainy BC touch and the centers of the Daisy also received a Wink of Stella shimmer.

I loved the challenge of using only Black and White as a contrast to the VERY colourful stamping I have been doing recently.

Happy Stampin!

Leah

Product List
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set
$31.00
Daisy Punch
$24.00
Versamark Pad
$13.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$8.25
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$41.00
Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set (English)
$29.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
$12.25
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$11.00
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Ink Refill
$6.00
Sponge Daubers
$7.00
Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
$12.25
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$10.25
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

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In the Pines – #TGIFC295

I was inspired to create again this week by this TGIF Challenge.

This card uses some retiring product and gives you a sneak peek of a brand new embellishment – the Black Matte Resin Dots. I see a lot of these being used in my stamping future!

Another great feature of this card is that it does not use any of my small stock of remaining Whisper White cardstock. Whisper White cardstock is still available – with a limit of 2 per person. Contact me to order yours or place an order using the host code: UH6R3FVD

Product List
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
In The Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set
$29.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Mossy Meadow 3/8" (1 Cm) Diagonal Stripe Ribbon
$10.25
Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder
$13.50
Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder
$13.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon

604-317-4882

leahdixon41@gmail.com


Ornamental Envelopes – retiring soon!

The holidays are approaching quickly. I am going to create just a few more cards featuring some of my favourite sets that are retiring soon ( while supplies last or until January 4th). The set I am using this week is Ornamental Envelopes Bundle.

I love this set because it is easy to use and it has so many small details that make cards fabulous – such as the lines for the envelopes.

I created this cards using a sketch from the TGIF challenge #TGIFC294. If you follow my blog you will know that my favourite way to create cards is by using sketches.

If you want all the details of how I made this card you can watch my You Tube video.

Product List
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
In Good Taste Designer Series Paper
$29.00
Ornamental Envelopes Bundle
$64.75
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Tailored Tag Punch
$24.00
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$8.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25

Happy Stampin! And don’t forget to shop the Year End Close-Out Event and the Clearance Rack.

Leah Dixon

604-317-4882

leahdixon41@gmail.com