Window Shopping Box for Try Stamping On Tuesday

This week I have another Try Stamping On Tuesday challenge sample to show you. I used the Window Shopping stamp set to help me create a cover for one of the Acetate Card Boxes.

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Here’s the link and challenge logo. Hop on over, take a look then create a card using this sketch.

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Design Notes for Window Shopping Box:


This is actually not a card but just a front piece I placed on an Acetate Card Box. I made some cards for a friend of mind and wanted to put them in something cute. The Acetate Card Boxes fit up to six cards and envelopes nicely. You might recognize the cards as some that I featured in a post a week or so ago.


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Since the design had lots of white, or unstamped space I wanted something to add a little interest. I could have used some designer paper but opted to use regular card stock and emboss it. The Quilt Top Embossing Folder is from the Holiday Catalog but is still available. Isn’t it a nice design?



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Floral Phrases Thanks for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday

Today’s card is embossed and embossed. This month’s challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday is Embossing. In addition to showing you some great samples, there is also a tutorial that talks about both heat embossing – my favorite and dry embossing – so easy! I started with the beautiful Floral Phrases stamp set for the heat embossing. I added lots of texture with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.

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What do you think of the color combination? Not one of my stand by color sets but I like it. Feel free to copy.


Here’s the logo and link for the embossing challenge. You have until March 24 to enter the challenge. Give it a try!
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Design Notes for Floral Phrases Thank You Card:

First, I put the Wild Wasabi card stock piece through the Big Shot with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. Next, I cut  a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock that was 2″ x 5 1/4″.  I heat embossed the floral image and the sentiment, using stamps from the Floral Phrases stamp set. To get the fancy ends, I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch on each end of the piece of card stock. A little Whisper White Organza Ribbon slipped right through the wholes left by the Tag Topper. When I placed the piece on the Wild Wasbi, I liked it but knew I needed just a bit more glitz. Half of a Metallic Foil Doilie and some gold Faceted Gems finished it all off nicely!

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Badges and Banners for A Guy Get Well

Making card for men is sometimes challenging. A get well card, even more so. A neighbor of mine recently had surgery and I wanted to make a card for him – cookies, too! I decided while I was at it, I’d make two versions. Here’s what I made with the Badges and Banners stamp set.

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My neighbor is a big Green Bay Packers fan so the green and gold card is for him.

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Design Notes for Badges and Banners Card:

As you can see, the card is really pretty simple. I love the striped background I created with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder. I used a little Snail to adhere the 1 1/2″ strip in the middle before I ran it through the Big Shot. After that, I added a piece of Washi Tape. I also added some Washi to the inside of the card and on the envelope.

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For each card, I stamped the sentiment first in Versamark then used either gold or silver heat embossing powder.

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Tip for Today

I do love heat embossing and can’t emphasize enough how important it is to use an Embossing Buddy on the card stock first. This swipe removes any oils from you skin and eliminates static.


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