Live Your Dreams

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I tried…

Really I did.

Tried to use another stamp set that is.

It was stamp night at my house on Friday night and I had all good intentions of using a different stamp set (I didn’t even take it out to where we were stamping) but it just wasn’t working so I went and pulled it out again. I promise my next post will be using another set though and hopefully will be tomorrow. I’m sure you realise the stamp set I’m talking about is ‘Live Your Dreams’ from the current Summer Mini Catalogue.

I did however use my newly created ‘In Color’ Markers, thanks to Carol Dunstan for her tutorial ,for the 2 cards I ended up making. I won’t tell you how many hours we were stamping for but it really was pretty poor that I only made 2 cards. I guess when you have others to chat too and cuppa’s to drink and Rocky Road slice to eat along with some other yummy goodies I just have to be greatful that I did get 2 cards made…..hahaha.

Onto the 2 cards I made…..

For the first one I’ve used a colour combination of Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky & Blue Bayou.

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Stamp sets: Live Your Dreams
Card: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi inkpad, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou & Wild Wasabi Markers (as per Carol’s tutorial)
Accessories: Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, Urban West Rub-ons.


Now for the second card I have used Groovy Guava, Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip.

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I do like Groovy Guava but it’s probably one of my least used In Colors so far, however I do like this colour combination. I think that’s the key though with Groovy Guava. You really need to find that right colour combination but I guess that can be said about any colour. I’ll have to make more effort to use more of it before it retires at the end of March.

Stamp sets: Live Your Dreams
Card: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DSP
Ink: Groovy Guava inkpad, Chocolate Chip Marker, Groovy Guava & Wild Wasabi markers (as per Carol’s tutorial)
Accessories: Groovy Guava double-stitched ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Piercing template & tool (Tool Kit)


Now don’t forget my next post will definitely have a different stamp set although I do hope you have enjoyed the cards I’ve made using the lovely ‘Live Your Dreams’ stamp set.

Card Organiser

As promised today I’m going to share my Card Organiser I made with you all. You can find the original Tutorial by Beate Johns here at SCS. After chatting with a friend and fellow demo that made one I wasn’t sure if the original instructions would allow me to put enough cards in each section. Of course this would depend on the card you made but seeing how I usually use layers and sometimes add some ribbon, etc I thought I’d make some adjustments that may allow me to put an additional card or 2 in.

So here’s the cover.

Card Organiser Book

For the covers I’ve used some DSP from the Fall Flowers pack, the word ‘Cards’ is made from the Big Deal Alphabet stamp set and has been mounted using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’ve bound the book with my Bind-It-All but there are other ways to hold the book together just use your imagination.  I’ve tied Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, Whisper White 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon and Really Rust Taffeta ribbon which I’ve made using Whisper White Taffeta ribbon and my Really Rust inkpad or you could use your marker.

The monthly pockets I decided to leave pretty plain and have added a little stamping on the Calendars. I cut the outer edge pocket and added some Soft Sky Ribbon to allow the pockets to expand a little more. The ribbon has been attached using eyelets for added strength but these aren’t visible as the date calendar is layered over the top.


Card Organiser Book inside

Not sure if you can see but I’ve still used that same stamp set. I just can’t get away from it at the moment, although I have used other stamps from the set this time.


Stamp sets: Big Deal Alphabet, Live Your Dream
Card: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Fall Flowers DSP
Ink: Soft Sky, Really Rust, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain, Whisper White 1/4″ grosgrain, Whisper White Taffeta, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Silver Brads, Crop-a-dile, Bind-It-All.

Birthday Cards….

No not for me as my birthday isn’t till June but maybe for you…… These will be going out to some of my stamping friends in the not too distant future. One of my goals for this year is to be a little more active with sending cards out to those in the groups I’m in especially for Birthdays. I actually made a Card Organiser on Thursday afternoon and altered it a little from the SCS tutorial, which I will share with you tomorrow, but when it was finished I really didn’t think it would hold the amount of cards it will need to. What I’m aiming to do is to just make Birthday cards some days so I’m not leaving them till the last minute and then they don’t go out on time. Instead I’ve decided I’ll use one of my Forget-Me-Knot keepers I have (unfortunately these aren’t available at the current time through SU) but you could use any small box you have and decorate it with DSP to pretty it up. Anyway so now that I’ve shared ‘one’ of my aims/goals for this year let me show you the cards I made.

Remember yesterdays post I mentioned that these cards where using Old Olive, Real Red & Pumpkin Pie which is the combination I used for this original card shown here. Now I’ve differed these more than the Regal Rose, Old Olive & Pretty in Pink cards except for the image as you will see.

So this was the next card I made:

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For this card I two toned the flower. I inked up the whole flower with my Pumpkin Pie marker then I used a sponge dauber and Real Red inkpad around the outer edge. I was very happy with the colour result on this one. It looks a little more subtle and summery. The Real Red strip at the bottom of the card has been paper pierced with 3 rows as the strip looked very plain otherwise and I almost wasn’t going to add it but the card still needed something. I’m happy with it. What do you think?

The next card was this one:

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This one has a slightly similar layout to the original. I’ve stamped onto the Old Olive card using Old Olive ink and the small flower cluster from the Live Your Dreams stamp set instead of using DSP. I’m not sure if you can see it too well from the picture but I’ve Paper Pierced around the right hand side only of the main image on the Real Red base card.

And the final card for today is this one.

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A little bit of Old Olive Print DSP, some Old Olive brads and a couple of markers and your done. Well maybe not that simple but it is a very quick card and still looks effective.

Hope you like today’s cards.

Stamp sets: Live Your Dreams, Short & Sweet or Cheer & Wishes or Sincere Salutations
Card: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie or Old Olive Prints DSP
Ink: Real Red inkpad, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red markers
Accessories: Real Red 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon, Real Red brads (Bold Brights), Old Olive Brads (Earth Elements), Large & Small Oval Punch, Paper Piercing template & Tool (Tool Kit), Stampin’ Dimensionals.