Birthday Chicks in a Trio of Color

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I am popping in with a quick and cheerful card design. It was created in varying shades of magenta, orange and yellow to entice you to put on your creative hat and join us in the Color Trio challenge that Heather Telford and The Foiled Fox have going on right now. You have until the 30th of May – so hurry and get started. The details are at the bottom of this blog. Hope to see you there!

In the meantime, here is another three color design to help get your creative juices flowing.

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A Bloominous Beauty by Joan Bardee

Hi Crafty Friends,

We are over the moon to welcome a new guest blogger, Joan Bardee of the Dear Paperlicious blog (we love her blog name, don’t you?). Joan is oozing with talent and as an added benefit you get to be entertained by her clever writing.

Take a look at this gorgeous card design. It features The Stamp Market Bloominous stamp set. The colors and intensity Joan uses in this design is AWESOME! Then, once you have soaked in all this creativity here, be sure to pop over to her blog.

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Wispy Begonias Painted with Alcohol Inks

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have always loved this Wispy Begonia stamp set by Altenew but never could seem to find the time to use it. But today was the day and I am so glad a finally had a chance to make it happen.

I wanted the colors to be vibrant and what better way than to paint them with alcohol inks!

 

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Fresh Cut Flowers for Spring

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I am featuring one of My Favorite Things fabulous stamps, Fresh-Cut Flowers. This stamp offers so much versatility. You can use it with any sentiment and nearly any recipient, making this stamp a real keeper!.

For this card design, I kept it simple with only the flowers, a background, and a border.

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Concord & 9th Beautiful Fine Line Florals

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Concord & 9th’s has a fabulous new floral stamp set, Fine Line Florals.  In the stamp set are a gorgeous cluster of flowers and individual flowers and leaves with detailed lines. Each of these flower stamps is beautiful alone so I used all of them in this card design.

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Piece of Cake… a birthday cake for you

Hi Crafty Friends,

I couldn’t resist sharing this huge piece of cake with you using the new Neat & Tangled Piece of Cake stamp and die set. First of all, I LOVE cake and second, this is a super fun coloring project. This card was made with a number 8 candle for my granddaughter’s friend’s birthday party but I hope this doesn’t discourage you from trying it yourself, it works for any age person young at heart. It is so festive and fun!

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Poppin’ Up To Say Happy Birthday by Rosali

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It is always a sheer delight to feature a card design by Rosali of the I Love Stamping Blog. We feel so privileged to share one of her cuties! Today’s adorable design is an interactive one, meaning you can lower the toast into the toaster and pop it up – how fun is that! It is made using the new Lawn Fawn toaster stamp and die set, Let’s Toast.

 

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Brilliant Blooms, Two Ways and Two Color Schemes

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I started writing this post and found the explanation was getting too wordy, so… the next best thing I could think of was to create a video to explain all the ins and outs. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

The two card designs were made using the Brilliant Blooms stamp and die set by My Favorite Things. I have used this set before (click here to check it out) and was impressed by the versatility and beauty of the simple blossoms so decided to give it another look.

In these cards, I created a background by stamping and embossing the flowers, cut out the center and add a gracious sentiment from the Paper Artsy Eclectica3 stamp set. The left-over cut-out center was then used to create the second card.

Take a look at the video of the two different card design styles and colors.

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Thinking Of You With Pink Blooms

HI Crafty Friends,

I am happy to be back and eager to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and best wishes for 2019! The new year has officially begun, along with it are plans for new ideas, designs, and projects. To kick off the year, I am starting out with a card that works for any occasion. It is filled with beautiful pink blossoms from the Brilliant Blooms stamp and die set by My Favorite Things.

 

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Celebrate with a Big Bundle of Balloons by Laurel Beard

Hi Crafty Friends,

Laurel Beard of Simply Cardmaking is visiting our blog today and she is sharing a bright and cheery birthday card design that is sure to brighten anyone’s day. The bright colors are from the Catherine Pooler ink collection but you can pull out any inks you like to make this card come together in a jif!

If you want to see more great Laurel Beard card designs, be sure to pop over to her blog!

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