Celebration Time for FMS #297

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Basic Black and Whisper White are always in style. Add the Celebration Time stamp set and Pick A Pattern Washi Tape to get a wow factor.

Today’s card was created for a dear friend whose birthday is this week and it was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.

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The base of my card is 5″ x 5″ followed by a layer 1/4″ smaller. Then the focal point was created using 4 1/4″ and 4″ squares. The washi tape was laid and overlap in the lower right corner.

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The balloons were created in a snap with the Balloon Bouquet punch. I used Silver Glimmer paper, Lemon Lime Twist and Tempting Turquoise card stock for the balloons. Then I tied Basic Black Baker’s Twine on the tow colored balloons and White Baker’s Twine left over from a Paper Pumpkin kit.

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The sentiment on the front and the inside of the card is from Celebration Time. i decided to use the wonky square on the inside to coordinate with the outside. I think it gives the card a fun factor.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Happy Wishes Birthday Card

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Today I created my own Designer Series Paper using stamps from WPlus9 Happy Wishes stamp set. I used the 2017-2019 In-Colors Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst along with the 2016-2018 In-Color Sweet Sugarplum. I used Clear Wink of Stella over all the Sweet Sugarplum flowers however I was not able to capture it in the photos.

The word Wishes was cut using the coordinating Happy Wishes dies. I cut it four times and layered the words to create depth.

The sentiment was heat embossed with White Stampin’ Embossed Powder.

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You can see that I used a strip of the excess “DSP” I created and added it to the inside of my card.

The result is a bit outside my usual clean and simple design. I am trying to stretch myself a bit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

YOU are Simply Amazing for FMS296

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I was inspired by this week’s sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches to join in the fun.

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Such a clean and simple layout provided a lot of latitude to create. I am enjoying working with the Stampin’ Up! Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper (DSP) so I used that as my focal point.

I added a mat of Lemon Lime Twist card stock to bring the color out in the foil dots.

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The die and sentiment are from WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks bundle and displayed with Lemon Lime Twist and Very Vanilla card stock.

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I really had fun playing along with FMS this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle

 

Love with all your Heart

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Last night I picked up our youngest son from the airport for a last minute quick weekend trip home. I was so excited and a friend of mine said, “It is wonderful to love so deeply”. I gave her a resounding YES.

To love with all your heart is a wonderful feeling. We sat around the table and enjoyed a wonderful dinner, great wine, and robust conversation. As I went to bed, I thought how full my heart and soul felt. There is nothing like having your family around you.

My card today showcases one of the fabulous sentiments in the Ribbon of Courage stamp set. It was stamped on a heart cut with the Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies. Then it was mounted with Stampin Dimensionals onto a piece of Calypso Coral card stock that was embossed with the Sweetheart Textured Embossing Folder.

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The flowers and leaves were stamped and die cut using the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle. The flowers were stamped in Tangerine Tango and the leaves Wild Wasbi.

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The inside of the card received some love as well.

I hope you have time to enjoy family this weekend. I know I am going to soak up all that I can.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle