Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Red, White, and Blue Prints with Tan Woodgrain


A bright red, white, and blue card, with starry and dotted prints separated by a thin strip of white.  The tan woodgrain background adds some depth. 

 Card details:

Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Butterfly Sympathy - Tan with Blue

When I saw a sheet of this muted blue and tan print on the "free" table at our monthly cardmaking group, I thought of a butterfly-themed sympathy card.  The white butterfly and sentiment banner contrast well with the softer background colors. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Paper Source lake (blue) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) rustic white.
  • Patterned paper is by The Paper Studio.
  • Dies are from PTI life is beautiful (butterfly - retired), number the stars banner (retired), and noted: simply stitched A2 vertical.
  • The sentiment "with deepest sympathy" is from PTI spring woods (retired), stamped with Memento rich cocoa (brown) ink.
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Gray, Red, and Blue with Stars


Printed, stamped, and embossed stars in a muted red, white, and blue color scheme with gray. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stormy sea (gray), enchanted evening (dark blue), and stamper's select white. 
  • Patterned paper is from Bo Bunny firecracker 6 x 6" pad (retired).
  • Embossing folder is The Paper Studio tiny stars.  I used the debossed side of the card stock.
  • Dies are from WeR Memory Keepers/ Lifestyle Crafts nesting circles (retired - 1-3/4 and 2" circles). 
  • The sentiment "thanks" is from PTI grunge me (retired), and the three-star cluster (stamped three times) is from PTI masculine motifs (retired), stamped with PTI enchanted evening and stormy sea inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Floral Branches - Pink and Purple

Two cards with softly variegated floral branches.  I like both versions.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) green parakeet (yellow green - top card), vintage jadeite (green - bottom card), and stamper's select white. 
  • Twine is orchid (purple) stripe from The Twinery.
  • Die is from PTI noted: simply stitched A2 vertical
  • The floral branch images are from PTI out on a limb revised (retired), stamped with PTI cocoa bean (brown), green parakeet, lovely lady (light pink), and raspberry fizz (darker pink) inks (top card); or with PTI cocoa bean, vintage jadeite, lilac grace (light purple), and amethyst allure (darker purple) inks (bottom card).
  • The sentiment "just a note" is from PTI splits: just a note (retired), stamped with PTI raspberry fizz ink.  The sentiment "happy birthday" is from PTI communique sentiments (retired), stamped with PTI amethyst allure ink.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Grays with Red Prints

Two red prints with two shades of gray.  I like the strong contrasts and the mix of vertical, horizontal, and diagonal elements.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) soft stone (light gray) and smokey shadow (dark gray).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI pure poppy (red) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • Die is from My Favorite Things many thanks (retired).
  • The sentiment "for all you do" is from Winnie & Walter in a word: thanks (retired), stamped with PTI smokey shadow ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Muted Red, White, and Blue Plaid with Tan

A plaid rectangle, offset with a notched border, against a dark navy background. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) fine linen (tan), Americana (rustic red), and dark indigo (dark navy).
  • Patterned paper is from Pink & Main beach bum 6 x 6" pad.
  • Dies are My Favorite Things notched border (retired) and Birch Press sugar script thanks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Aqua with Prints in Green and Teal

The patterned papers inspired the colors and design for today's card.  I like the teal plaid and green/ teal leaf prints together with the swirl-textured card base.  A stamped leaf connects the sentiment banner with the overall theme.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring moss (light green) and aqua mist. 
  • Patterned paper is from Memory Box garden folly 6x6" paper pad. 
  • Embossing folder is Cuttlebug d'vine swirls (retired).
  • Die is from PTI keep it simple frames.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you II (retired), and the leaf is from Winnie & Walter in a word: thanks (retired), stamped with PTI Hawaiian shores (turquoise) and ocean tides (muted teal) inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Oval with Green and Tan

To use more leaves cut from this card's scrap squares, I chose an oval on a label shaped mat.  The die cut leaf shapes are repeated with the stamped green leaf and the leaf print card base.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) vintage jadeite (medium green), pinefeather (dark green), and rustic cream. 
  • Patterned paper is from PTI fine linen (tan) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • Die is PTI heart-2-heart #12 (retired).
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from Hero Arts sending smiles and the leaf is from PTI tag-its #12 (retired), stamped with PTI vintage jadeite and pinefeather inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Red Bird with Green Leaves

Yesterday's card left me with some squares of green, the scrap cuts from the triple frame die.  I used them to cut the leaves for today's card.  The red bird and "hello" brighten my dark blue and kraft panel. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Neenah desert storm (light kraft) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), enchanted evening (dark blue), and vintage jadeite (green).
  • Embossing folder is Lifestyle Crafts diamonds and dots.
  • Dies are from WPlus9 folk art florals (bird - retired), Impression Obsession small leaf set, and Elizabeth Craft hello (retired).
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Spring Trio in Green with Purple

A trio of springtime words and images.  Three shades of green with three purple flowers in a triple frame.  I like the purple accents on the tone-on-tone green panel. The dotted purple card base adds more impact. 

 Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) mint julep (light green) and vintage jadeite (medium green).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI winter wisteria (purple) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • Dies are from Memory Box fancy blossoms (retired) and PTI take three.
  • The bunny and leaf images and the sentiment "spring time" are from PTI take three: spring (retired), and "happy" is from PTI communique sentiments (retired), stamped with PTI vintage jadeite and new leaf (deeper green) inks.
  • I used a purple gel pen to add the details of flower centers, bunny eye, and leaf veins. 
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Monday, March 14, 2022

Hexagon and Chevron Birthday

A bright birthday card with hexagon and chevron shapes and textures. The script sentiment font adds some curves, in contrast with the many angles.

 Card details:

  • Card stock is Neenah baronial ivory (pale yellow) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) terra cotta tile (rusty red) and limeade ice (green). 
  • Patterned paper is from Memory Box garden folly 6x6" paper pad. 
  • Embossing folder is The Paper Studio chevron.
  • Die is PTI you've been framed: hexagon.
  • The sentiment "wish big" is from PTI big & bold wishes (retired), and the stars are from PTI let freedom ring (retired), stamped with PTI terra cotta tile and ocean tides (muted teal) inks.
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Friday, March 4, 2022

Teal and Green Stems on Aqua Shimmer

Lovely and serene, with a textured shimmer background, die cut stems, and a pierced sentiment panel.  The offset layout gives some sense of movement to the design.

 Card details:

  • Card stock is Paper Source spruce (dark green), PS peacock (bluish teal), Papertrey Ink (PTI) sea (aqua) shimmer, and PTI stamper's select white. 
  • Dies are from PTI stitched rectangles, PTI bold borders: wave (for the embossed card base), Memory Box floral vine (peacock stems), and Savvy Stamps tall branches with leaves (spruce stems).
  • The sentiment "sending sincere" is from PTI never enough: thanks (retired), and "sympathy" is from PTI botanical silhouettes (retired), stamped with PTI blueberry sky (medium blue) and tropical teal inks to match the card stock.
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Thursday, March 3, 2022

White and Navy Stars on Kraft

A muted red, white, and blue color scheme, with large and small stars on a textured kraft background. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) classic kraft, dark indigo (dark navy), and white shimmer.
  • Patterned paper is from Echo Park America 6 x 6" pad (retired).
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle (retired).
  • Dies are from My Favorite Things stacking stars (retired).
  • The sentiment "thanks" is from PTI thanks all ways (retired), stamped with PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, February 28, 2022

Yellow Birds on Aqua Print


A birthday card with bright contrast of yellow with aqua, white, and teal.  The pierced dots and printed stripes add some visual texture.

Card details:

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Friday, February 4, 2022

Pink Hearts with Red and Cream

Lots of hearts for today's card.  I like the soft cream and pale pink contrasting with the stronger bright pink and red.  The shimmery card base adds some elegance.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) sweet blush (pale pink), berry sorbet (bright pink), pure poppy (red), and cream shimmer.
  • Dies are PTI hearts border (retired), PTI wonderful words: love, Memory Box charlotte lace (retired), and the solid heart from My Favorite Things heart full of love (retired).
  • The sentiment "sending you" is from PTI hello sunshine (retired), and the row of hearts is from PTI tag-its #11 (retired), stamped with PTI pure poppy ink.
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