Operation Write Home Sketch #229

Hey there!

I found some more time to craft today and I have to say I think my back is really getting better! I am so happy about this! Maybe I can start doing all my normal activities again, YAY! Anyway, on to the crafty stuff…

Operation Write Home has a nice Sunday Sketch today involving circles. Well I am forever a rebel so I wanted to see if I could follow the sketch with a slightly different theme, therefore I used Hexagons! Check it out!

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Here is the sketch:

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I was so happy to make this card because I finally got to use my BRAND NEW Stampin’ Up colors! I only just received the items I ordered from the new catalog and I still have lots of fun stuff to play with!  The new In colors this year are very rich and luxurious. If you haven’t seen them yet, you need to check them out. In fact,  here is one of Stampin’ Up’s new embellishment options showing off the newest  In Colors for 2014-2015:

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Don’t these colors have fun names? Actually I think all the Stampin’ Up colors have fun names. I can’t wait to try more projects with all the new colors.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday and that the coming week is not too hectic!


Supplies Used (all Stampin’ Up Products):

  • Stamps: Six Sided Sampler set
  • Ink: Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey
  • Embellishments: Hello Honey 3/8 inch Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Paper:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White and Moonlight DS paper stack
  • Tools: Hexagon Punch, Paper Cutter and Scissors

My Final Graduation card for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 140

I am finally getting back to some crafting at the very end of this week. Didn’t quite feel good enough until now, but I am always glad to fit it in when I can!

I had one last graduation card to get done so I decided to look for some inspiration on this one. Over at Freshly Made Sketches they had a nice sketch challenge I thought would be fun to try.

Here is my take on it:


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Here is the sketch:

For this card I had to get a little creative with my supplies… I wanted to use the school colors for this card, however I didn’t really have the right ones. Then I was going to make a background layer of blue, but I didn’t even have the right color for that either!  I decided I was going to find a way to make it work. So I used Island Indigo and slightly stamped off some of the ink to make it look more like his school colors. I decided to really play up the silver and used that as my background paper instead. Also there are three layers of ribbon on this card, not five.  Two of the stripes were made using a versamark pen and then heat embossed with silver powder. It looks a little rugged but I think I almost like it that way. Funny how sometimes things don’t come out as you planned but you like them anyway!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Supplies used:

  • Ink: Stampin’ Up Island Indigo, Versamark Pen and Silver embossing powder
  • Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Silver Metallic paper I had in my stash
  • Stamps: Stampin’ Up Pure Gumption stamp set
  • Embellishments: Stampin’ Up Ribbons in Island Indigo Ribbon and Silver. Loose sequins I had in my stash
  • Corner Rounder punch, Heat gun and a paper trimmer


Bright Colors Fusion Card Challenge

Happy Monday all!

The weather this past weekend was gorgeous here in the Chicago Suburbs! I tried to enjoy it in my zero gravity chair since I still have my back issues. If you don’t have one of those, I highly recommend one!

Anyway, I have been working on some thank you cards as I can because I got the BEST get well gift from my co-workers. They really loaded me up with Coffee gifts and wonderful smelling soaps from L’Occitane! I wanted something happy and I noticed that over at the Fusion Card Challenge there were some really great color suggestions this week. I did not follow the challenge exactly, but it is pretty close:

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Here is what the challenge indicated:

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I have the orange and yellow colors in my card and I think I used the sketch right on the money, so hopefully this works. I am considering my spiral cut outs the ” flowers” on the card.  🙂  Here is the inside of the card:
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I also chose to try a few different color combinations:
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I think these look like such happy thank you cards! I sure hope everyone likes them. They were pretty easy to pull together. The only time-consuming part is when you are making 13 of them and you need 4 cut out Starburst circles per card – that is 52 circles! Thankfully I did only a little at a time which makes the task more manageable. Let me know what you think… do you have a favorite color combo out of the ones shown?

Hope everyone has a fantastic Monday!!


Supplies used(all Stampin’ Up Products):

  • Stamps: Starburst Sayings and Whimsical Words Stamp sets
  • Paper: Main Card: Island Indigo, Smokey Slate, Whisper White and Watercolor Wonder DSP.  Additional Cards: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral,Smokey Slate and Watercolor Wonder DSP.
  • Ink: Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Garden Green (the DSP actually has Gumball Green in it, but the Garden Green worked great!)
  • Embellishments: Main Card: Island Indigo ribbon and Candy dots in Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Garden Green. Additional cards: Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Ribbon. Additional Candy Dots in Island Indigo.
  • Tools: Starburst Sayings Framelits and a Paper cutter, Dimensional Adhesive and Snail adhesive

Graduates Galore!

I have been to two graduations already, have one more party to go and I still need to send out 3 graduation cards! WHEW, when it rains it pours!  So far today I have only had time to make one card. It is a pretty simple one but I think I like how it turned out none the less.  I used the graduates school colors as I thought they would enjoy that!

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This was a quick one to pull together. Hopefully the recipient will not think it is too boring!

Happy Sunday everyone!

~ Kristal

Supplies used (all Stampin’ Up products):

  • Inks: Garden Green and Crushed Curry
  • Stamps:  Pure Gumption set (retired) and Gorgeous Grunge set
  • Paper: Garden Green, Crushed Curry and Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Garden Green Candy Dots