Paper Morsels

Paper Crafts and Sweet Morsels from life.

In the Stars

August is a month for Anniversaries – ours was last week and my parents’ is this week!

I was inspired by some Pinterest posts of different cards with water coloring that looked like these amazing multi-colored galaxies full of stars.  I decided to try my hand at it.  I am always amazed at how great water coloring can look and how adding some little extras can give it dimension (no pun intended!).  This is the card I made for my hubby – which is similar to the one I sent to my parents.  I can tell you that the photo just couldn’t capture all the shimmer, shine and depth!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:  Jibber Jabber by The Alley Way Stamps

Watercolor Set:  Sakura 24-Piece Koi Assorted Water Colors Field Sketch Set with Brush

Spray: Sheer Shimmer Spritz  Imagine Crafts

Silver Paper: Recollections

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Clean and Simple Birthday

I have not made many CAS (clean and simple) cards – they seem much more difficult than the fussy ones because every little detail has to be perfect!  I decided to give this card a try after seeing Jennifer McQuire use the floral die that I have to make a set of these.  They sure are not as simple to make as they look, but the final product turned out pretty well for my second try :).

This card was for my dear Mom – no amount of time or talent would be enough to convey my birthday wishes last month!

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Supplies Used:

Dies:  Colliape Flourish Die and Happy Craft Die by Simon Says Stamp

Paper:  DCWV (blue) and Neenah Solar White

Inks:  Ranger Distress Inks (to Watercolor Images) and Stampin’ Up for outlines

Miscellaneous Ribbon & Bling

 

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Happy Father’s Day!

Here’s to my Dad, my Father-in-Law and all the other great Dads in the world!!  Happy Father’s Day!

Thanks for being so awesome!

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Thanks to Kristina Werner for the inspiration card!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:  Wish You Were Here by Lawn Fawn

Stencil: Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow

Inks:  Ranger Distress Inks (to Watercolor Images) and Stampin’ Up for outlines

Papers:  DCWV

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Favorite Technique or Product (Used my Favorite Ranger Distress Inks!!)

Eureka Stamps Challenge:  Father’s Day

Suzy Bee’s Boomin’ Challenge:  Anything Goes with a Twist – Something Blue

Sister Act Card Challenge:  Anything Goes

 

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Pelotonia Thanks

These cards were made with a bicycle theme to thank those who have sponsored me as a Virtual Rider in the Pelotonia bike race.  The race began as a grassroots effort to raise money to support cancer research.  All the money raised goes directly to do so – no overhead.  Learn more about it (and make a donation if you like!) here.

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:  Fancy Pants Designs “The Good Life”

Sentiment Stamp: Winnie & Walter – “The Big, The Bold, & You” (thanks stamp)

Designer Paper Pads:  American Crafts – “#Summer”  (bike print) and “Color Crush” (chevron, stripes)

Inks:  Stampin’ Up

Twine:  The Twinery “Caribbean” (green) and doodlebug design inc. doodle twine (yellow)

Embossing Powder:  Ranger “Liquid Platinum”

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8 x 8 Pad Disappearance Challenge

Inspired by Kristie at her blog The Best Things in Life are Pink, I tried to make a paper pad “disappear” by using it all up by making cards.  The paper pad I chose, however, was not the typical 6 x 6, but rather, a slightly larger 8 x 8 pad.

The pad I used was Graphic 45’s “By the Sea” pad.  Graphic 45’s 12 x 12 papers are very challenging to use for cards due to the size of their images, but they did a good job of providing larger and much smaller prints in this pack.

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Many thanks to Kristie for showing which sketches she used.  I followed her examples for many of the cards!   There were a few more cards than this, but I have been using one here or there for occasions.  The rest will go to Operation Write Home.  OWH is closing down and they stop taking cards on Aug 1, so these will go in my last box to them.

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I’m featuring a Missing You card to enter into the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge on the Operation Write Home blog today.

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Challenges:

Operation Write Home:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Missing You

Little Red Wagon:  #292 Use It Up Challenge

Penny’s Challenge: #230 Anything Goes

 

 

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