Sweet Sunday Sketch #54

Playing along this afternoon with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. Hope you’ll give it a try!

Creative Tips:

1. The images found in the Love Bandit Stamp Set are irresistibly cute. They have stolen my heart.

2. Used Soft Suede card stock and the stamp set I {Heart} Hearts to create my own designer paper.

3. The Write Stuff Specialty Paper contains die cut images that layer together nicely.

4. When watercoloring isn’t your thing, paper piecing is the next best way to color an image.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Love Bandit (118577), I {Heart} Hearts (118571)
Paper: Kraft (102125), Soft Suede (115318), The Write Stuff Specialty Paper (115674)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Ruby Red Stampin’ Write Marker (100075)
Accessories: Old Olive Striped ribbon (115618), Spiral punch (108341), Paper Snips (103579), Cutter Kit (106958)

Blessings,

Dacia Smith

The Write Stuff

Creative Tips:

1. The die cut images of the Write Stuff Specialty Designer Paper are textured cover-weight card stock. They are perfect for putting together cards or scrapbook pages.

2. The Crushed Curry accent on each card adds just the right splash of color and the Old Olive Satin Ribbon ties the set together.

3. The Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die and the Full Heart Punch work together so nicely.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Well Scripted (118601), Whimsical Words (119119)
Paper: Kraft (102125), Soft Suede (115318), Crushed Curry (115319), Ruby Red (102030), The Write Stuff Specialty (115674)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Accessories: Old Olive Satin ribbon (117292), Small Heart (117193), Full Heart (113693), and Heart to Heart (113694) punches, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die(117332), Earth Elements Brads (106955), 1/2″ Library Clips (112581), Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Card using MOJO123

This is my first try with the new Sweet Pea Stitched Felt. What do you think? I learned to make the flowers today following this helpful tutorial.

Creative Tips:

1. The flower was made using the lovely Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon. I’m lovin’ this stuff.

2. The Sweet Pea Stitched Felt circles and leaves coordinate beautifully with the Designer Series Paper Stacks from the Occasions Mini catalog and the sale-a-bration brochure. What a way to bring in spring!

3. The Whimsical Words stamp set is my favorite offering in the sale-a-bration brochure! The meaningful greetings can be used for any event. Even better, it is free with a $50.00 purchase.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Whimsical Words (119119)
Paper: Confetti White (102028), Pretty in Pink (100459), Old Olive (100702), Welcome Neighbor DP (118401)
Ink: Melon Mambo (115656)
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (117289), Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (117266),  Mini Glue Dots (103683), Circle Scissors Plus (112530), Scallop Circle Die (113468)

Looking forward to working with you. Hope you have a blessed week!
Dacia Smith

Masking Technique

For this month’s technique class we learned to mask. The sample uses a reverse mask and would be a great masculine Valentine.

Creative Tips:

1. The Vintage Labels sale-a-bration set is sized to work with the 1″ Circle, Curly Label, Scallop Circle, and Wide Oval punches. It could be yours free with a $50.00 order.

2. The A to Z smaller background stamp offered through the Occasions Mini catalog creates a great fill for the Curly Label Border stamp. It could also be used to kiss a solid stamp for an interesting image.

3. The subtle pattern of the Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate adds more dimension to the Basic Black image background.


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Vintage Labels (119122), A to Z (115711), Love Bandit (118577)
Paper: Basic Black (102851), Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650), Going Gray ( 108588)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Real Red (103133), Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker (100052)
Accessories: Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates (114512), Curly Label Punch (112208), Paper Snips (103579), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Congrats Friend

This one is for a new downline member who has recently promoted. It is also a case of this beautiful card. The colors are from the front cover of the Occasions Mini catalog.


Creative Tips:

1. The focal point is a tag attached with the Whisper White Satin Ribbon.

2. Poke the holes of the Playground Button with your Piercing Tool and thread a thin strip of paper through to attach your button. The button will lie flat against your card.

3. The subtle pattern and design of the Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates add a delicate dimension to your card base.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue (117690)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Old Olive (100702), Melon Mambo (115320)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (105216), Melon Mambo (115656), Old Olive Stampin Write Marker (100079)
Accessories: Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616), Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates (114512), Playground Buttons (116313), Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Sweet Sunday Sketch 52

Playing with Karen’s Sweet Sunday Sketch 52. Don’t you want to play along?

Creative Tips:

1. Custom designer paper is easy using this fun image from With All My Heart.

2. The Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is soft and pliable making bows a snap.

3. The Scallop Trim Border Punch is yours free with a $50.00 order during Sale-A-Bration. If you miss it, you’ll have to wait for the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: With All My Heart (118134)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Bashful Blue (105120), So Saffron Designer Paper(112152)
Ink: Bashful Blue (105209), Pumpkin Pie (105216), So Saffron (105213), Versamark (102283)
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (115616), Modern Label (116630) and ScallopTrim Border Punch (118402),  White Embossing Powder (109132), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

More from Class

This card has a peek-a-boo window to help share the message of love. Don’t you want a little peek inside?

Creative Tips:

1. The window opening was created using the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch and the Medium Window Sheets. The window is a fun easy way to give our loved one a glimpse of the treat inside.

2. Choosing your colors are easy when you pull from the beautiful Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper found in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

3. Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card and envelope. These finishing details add a special touch our readers find memorable and fun.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts (118571), Family Phrases (114960)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Pretty in Pink (100459), Real Red (102482), Chocolate Chip (102128), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon (109065), Scallop Edge (112091), 1 1/4″ Circle (104403), 1″ Circle (109046), and Small Heart (117193) Punches, Medium Window Sheets (114323), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith