Saturday, July 31, 2010

Love Blooms!

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Hi everyone,

It’s that time again when the MFT Stamps designs team begins showing our MFTeasers in preparation of the new stamps which will be released by MFT Stamps after the release party this Wednesday 4th August.

Here's the deets you need to know about the upcoming release:

  • Check out Kim’s blog any time after 11AM EST each day to get the list of which Design Team members are also featuring these sets on their blogs today.
  • The Guest Designer Contest will be posted on Saturday, July 31st. You'll have until Tuesday, August 3rd to enter for your chance to win OVER $125 worth of stamps from the upcoming release and play alongside the MFT Creative Team the following month.
  • Join us for the release party on Wednesday, August 4th from 8-10 PM EST on the MFT Member Forum of SCS.
  • All new products go live Wednesday at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Wednesday at10 PM EST on Kim's blog

Today the Design Team are featuring two of the new stamps to be released. These are “How Your Garden Grows (Stephanie Fizer)” and “Clearly Sentimental About Gardens”.

As you may have worked out I have used the new “How Your Garden Grows” to create my card. Also available will be the new Digital Paper which is the same theme as the stamp set, which is what I have used on my card. I also paper pieced the girls dress using one of those digital papers.

The clouds, grass and zigzag border used on my card are both MFT Die-namic Dies. For the clouds I used felt to cut them out.

The layout of my card uses a SFYTT sketch from 17th July.

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Here is the inside of my card, the sentiment is also included in the “How Your Garden Grows” stamp set. The frame around it is from the Framed Greetings stamp set that was released last month.

Ready for some TOP-SECRET news? Today, there is a prize hidden on one of the designer's blog posts. As you make your way through the Teaser Time posts, simply leave a comment on each blog, for your chance to win one of the Brand Spankin' New stamp sets being released on August 4th. A winner will be chosen from the comments on the pre-selected blog before tomorrow's teaser list goes live, and will be posted on Kim's blog HERE. Be sure to check tomorrow to see if YOU are the winner. You can play along each day for your chance to win. We will be giving away NINE new stamp sets this week! As always, you can find the master list of participating designers HERE Kim's blog.

Stamps: How Your Garden Grows; Framed Greetings – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; Orange; How Your Garden Grows Digital Paper – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Cloud Trio Die; MFT Die-namics Zigzag Border Die; MFT Die-namics Grass Die; Crochet Ribbon Collection; Orange Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Enjoy Your Birthday!

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Hi everybody,

Yahhhhhh it’s Saturday which means it is time for another challenge with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

This week our challenge hostess for the month Jessie Rone finishes of the month with a fun sketch challenge … I just love sketch challenges. I actually flipped the sketch so the image was on the opposite side of the card as it suited my image better that way.

It was my sister’s birthday last week, and as she collects elephants I thought it would be fun to create a birthday card with an elephant on it so I decided to use this challenge for her card.

I used the cute “Ele-Fun” from High Hopes stamps which is available in the Paper Romance Store. I stamped 3 extra cupcakes onto scrap card and added them to the top left corner of my card.

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Here is the inside of my card, it has been ages since I used these fun sentiments from Paper Inspirations.

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Elephant – High Hopes; Enjoy Your Birthday – Hero Arts; Birthday Sentiment – Paper Inspirations
Paper: White; Pink; Brown; DP – Provocraft
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; MS Star Border Punch; Circle Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Birthday Hugs!

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Hi all,

It’s challenge time again over on the Paper Romance Challenge Blog. This week the hostess is Angela Wood, who has challenged us all to create a birthday/celebration card.

For my card I used the adorable Birthday Hugs - Popcorn the Bear which is available from the Paper Romance Store.

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Here is the inside of my card, the sentiment and presents are also included in the Popcorn Bear Birthday Hugs stamp set.

Would you like to win a $5.00 Gift Certificate to Paper Romance One lucky challenge participant will be chosen randomly each week and announced at the following challenge. Please have your entries posted and linked to the Paper Romance Blog by 9 pm EST, Wednesday August 4th, to be eligible to win. If you are entering your card into a Gallery, please use the key word PRC09.

Stamps: Popcorn Bear Birthday Hugs – Crafter’s Companion
Paper: White; Pink; Green; DP – Provocraft
Other: Black Ink; Pink Brads; Copics

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

On Your Christening!

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Hi all!

It is challenge time again with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Joanne Grzelak, our challenge hostess for July has another fun sketch for us. This is the final of the sketches Joanne has for us this month and like the others she has added a twist we have to follow. The twist this week is an image twist …. florals.

Now I know some of my CCEE friends are going to be ringing that buzzer for my card …. because my image isn’t floral, although if you look really hard you can see some tiny flowers on either side of the babies pillow. Normally I am the one who sticks strictly to the rules when it comes to challenges, but my Grandson’s Christening is coming up shortly and when I saw this sketch I knew it was perfect to go with the Baby Christening image I purchased from Lili of the Valley Ltd recently. If you haven’t seen this company already check them out they have some adorable stamps.

I did add the flowers around the oval shape my image is on so hopefully that will count for something ;)

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Here is the inside of my card, the sentiment is one I adapted after finding something online and used my computer to print it out.

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Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Baby Christening – Lili Of The Valley Ltd
Paper: White; Blue; Pitter Patter DP – Making Memories
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Modern Label Tag Punch & Die; Bird Punch; Flowers; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It’s Your Day!

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop. The hop starts off at the new Paper Pretties Blog, so if you didn't hop to my blog from there you might want to head on over there now!

This week the challenge is hosted by Heather Lee-Reppen who challenged us to use Glitter and Bling our card/project.

For my card today I decided to create a “T Slider Card” that was the project in a recent SCS newsletter. I used Paper Pretties Bubble Time Sophia to create my card. The designer paper is from one of my favorite companies … Kaisercraft and is from the Peachy Keen Collection which is also available from the Paper Pretties Boutique.

I added glitter to all the bubbles and I added Swarovski crystals to each corner of my main panel to bling it up.

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Want to play along with us

How to Enter: If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC112.

Don’t forget to include link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so everyone can see it too. You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive “Wade E. Bug stamp set” which is this week’s prize.

Now to continue on the hop you need to head on over to Jackie Rakoski's blog to see what she has created for this week’s challenge.

Stamps: Bubble Time Sophia – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Brown; Pink; Peachy Keen DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Square Nestabilities; Oval Punches; Tab Punch; Glitter; Swarovski Crystals; Copics

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Don’t “Moose” Out On Summer Fun!

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Hi all!

It’s that time again when the Riley and Company Design Team members get together to play a challenge using our Riley stamps … love challenge day!

This week it is my turn to host the challenge and being that it is summer up in the Northern Hemisphere I decided to go with a “Summer Theme”. It’s winter down here right now, so maybe seeing some summer cards will warm me up hehe!

For my card I used the new “Picnic Riley” which was released last week. What summer is complete without a picnic! And this new “moose” sentiment is perfect for so many different occasions. I used a recent Mercy Tuesday Sketch challenge (MTSC82) for the layout of my card, I flipped the sketch because I liked that better for the way Riley is facing.

The sun is a jumbo brad I purchased on special recently … finally found a use for it. 

 

Stamps: Picnic Riley; Don’t “Moose” Out – Riley and Company

Paper: White; Red; Yellow; DP
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Modern Label Tag Punch & Die; Jumbo Sun Brad; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Tree Of Life!

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Hi all,

I created this card some months ago at a stamp club I attend… I was sorting out my to upload file and found it sitting in there patiently waiting to be uploaded.

The background of this one was created using chalks. After apply the various colors of chalks I then stamps the tree using black ink. The sentiment was stamped on torn vellum and attached to my card using brads.

Sorry I can’t credit the stamp company of either the tree or sentiment as neither are my stamps and it was so long ago I have forgotten.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Rebus – Songs of the 40’s!

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Hi everyone,

I have another rebus card to share with you today. This time round the theme is “Songs from the 40’s”.

f you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go working out the solutions for last month’s “K” Words Rebus …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  • Khaki
  • Kangaroo
  • Keepsake
  • Kidney
  • Kneehigh
  • Kennel
  • Keel
  • Kippers

How did you go?????

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

My New Hat!

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Hi all!

It’s Saturday which means it is time for another challenge with the “crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog!

Jessica Rone our challenge hostess for July has given us an inspiration challenge. The inspiration piece was a picture of a bedroom scene which I have included below.

Well as soon as I saw the inspiration piece I was drawn to the polka dot bedspread and curtains and I knew exactly what designer paper I was using as I have had this paper for ages and hadn’t gotten round to using it … thanks Jessica for making me finally cut into it hehe. I also picked up the solid pink part of the bed head which I used for the base of my card and also by coloring in my image all pink, which by the way is from Lili of the Valley, a stamp company in the UK which has just delightful stamps.

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: New Hat – Lili Of The Valley
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; MS Modern Label Border Punch; Sizzix Embossing Folder; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Don’t “Moose” out on Summer Fun & A Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to Riley and Company’s blog hop! Come join us as the Riley and Company Design Team take you on a journey discovering all sorts of summer fun. If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Riley and Company blog so that you don’t miss out on anything.

Be sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog as you travel from blog to blog as each of the Riley and Company Design Team members will be given away one new Riley stamp to a random person who leaves a comment on their blog!

8 new Riley stamps & 2 sentiments are NOW available from the Riley and Company Store.

For my first card I used 2 of the new Riley’s along with the new summertime sentiment. The Riley’s used are Sand Castle Riley & BeachBall Riley, I just had to use them together to create my card, as they work perfectly togethe.

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For my second card today I used “Under The Tree Riley”,  doesn’t look so relaxed just sitting under the tree enjoying the summer …. I am a little jealous right now since it is winter where I live hehe!

Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to the fabulous Silke Kittmann and see what awesome creation she has install for you today.

Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs, so that you have a chance to win some blog candy. 

Stamps: Sand Castle Riley; Beachball Riley; Under The Tree Riley; Summer Fun Sentiment – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Blue; Red; Pink; DP
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Red Brads; Oval Punches; MS Shell Border Punch; Woodgrain Sizzix Embossing Folder; Red Ribbon; Yellow Button; Foam Tape; Copics Airbrush; Copics

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Brown, Teal & White!

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Hi all,

It’s challenge time again over on the Paper Romance Challenge Blog. This week the hostess is Andrea Murdock, who has challenged us all to Color challenge using the colors chocolate, teal and white.

Well as I had created a card for Wednesday’s blog post using these exact same colors it was so easy to use the same range of designer paper that I had used for my other card …. I just used different designs so that it didn’t have the Christmas/winter feel that my other card had.

This time round I used one of the new High Hopes images which has recently been released this one is called “A Girl and her Overalls” …. isn’t she just adorable!!!!!!

Would you like to win a $5.00 Gift Certificate to Paper Romance One lucky challenge participant will be chosen randomly each week and announced at the following challenge. Please have your entries posted and linked to the Paper Romance Blog by 9 pm EST, Wednesday July 28th, to be eligible to win. If you are entering your card into a Gallery, please use the key word PRC08.

Stamps: A Girl And Her Overalls – High Hopes Stamps
Paper: White; Teal; Brown; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; MS Optic Dot Border Punch; Brown Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copics

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hope Your Holidays Are A Hoot!

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Hi all,

My card today is for this week’s challenge with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. All this month Joanne Grzelak who is our challenge hostess for the July has been given us fun sketches to work with … but there is a twist we also have to follow.

Joanne’s twist for this week’s sketch challenge was a Christmas in July theme we had to make our cards either winter or holiday themed. Now Christmas for me is right smack in the middle of summer so I am not thinking winter when I think Christmas …. hehehehe.

Anyway I went searching in my Christmas stash for a stamp to use on my card and found this cute owl that I haven’t used for a couple of years which I thought would be perfect. I also decided to keep to traditional colors.

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Here is the inside of my card, the sentiment is from MFT Stamps and I added the owl again in the bottom right corner.

My card also fits Cindy Haffner’s Dare to Get Dirty challenge over on SCS which was to create a card that includes a die and/or punches. The circle is of course a nestabilities die and the zigzag borders are created using the EK Success Zigzag border punch.

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Here is the sketch … remember to add the Christmas in July (Winter/holiday) twist if you decide to play along this week.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Owl – Penny Black; Sentiment – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Green; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; EK Success Zigzag Border Punch; Green Brads; Glitter; Foam Tape; Copics

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SS Riley!

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Hi all,

I have another Riley sneak peek to share with you today, in readiness for the release of the new stamps to be released tomorrow by Riley and Company.

This time round I am using “Sailing Riley” …. isn’t he just super cute! I actually wrote the SS Riley onto my boat. To go with the sailing theme of this card, I created a Sailors Knot using string. I also added some paper piercing to the top left corner of the main image.

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Here is the inside of my card, I used the new summer fun sentiment that will also be released tomorrow.

The rest of the Riley and Company Design Team will also be sharing their cards they have created with you this week, so don’t forget to check them out too.

Don’t forget the join us tomorrow, Thursday 22nd July starting at 10 PM EST for the Riley & Company Blog hop.

Stamps: Sailing Riley; Summertime Fun Sentiment – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Blue; Teal; Paper Piercing Mat & Tool; MS Arch Lattice Border Punch; String; Anchor Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It’s A Snowy Snuggle!

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Hi everyone,

It is that time of the week again when the Prettie girls get together for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop. The blog hop starts at our new Paper Pretties Blog so if you didn’t start from there hop back now …. I will wait for you *smile*.

This week the hostess of our challenge is Jackie Rakoski, who challenged us to create a Christmas card using non-traditional Christmas Colors! I have had this snowflake paper since just after last Christmas so I figured now was as good a time as any to use it hehe! I love the combo of the teal & brown colors.

For my card I used the Paper Pretties Snowy Snuggles set and even though it is summer during Christmas time down here, I do still make a few winter themed cards which I can send to my friends up in the northern part of the world.

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Here is the inside of my card, I decided not to use the sentiments included in the set I used on the front of my card but this lovely Snowflakes Falling sentiment as it matched the theme of my card with all those snowflakes everywhere.

Want to play along with us

How to Enter: If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC111. Don’t forget to include link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so everyone can see it too. You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive “You’re Maavelous Sophia” which is this week’s prize.

Paper Pretties Shop News:

Glitter Dots are finally in the store … we now have 18 colors! If you haven’t already heard ….. Paper Pretties is now under new management and based in the USA ... this means faster shipping, cheaper shipping and reliable service!!!!!!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Paper Pretties Design team to see what they came up with for this challenge.

Now to continue on the hop you need to head on over to Jackie Rakoski's blog to see what she has created for this week’s challenge.

Stamps: Snowy Snuggles; Snowflakes Falling Sentiment – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Brown; Teal; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; White Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Fleur de lis die; MS Snow Border Punch; Brown Brads; Glitter; Foam Tape; Copics

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Harvest … Who’s That Girl! Hop!

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Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. It time to join the MFT Stamps Design Team for another MFT "Who's That Girl Hop!" to celebrate the release of the MFT VIP Kit.

The hop started at Kim's blog so if you didn’t start from there you may want to head over there now so that you can start at the beginning of the hop. You don't want to miss anything and believe me there is lots to see!

Today only VIP customers have the opportunity of purchasing the WTG set "Who’s That Harvest Girl" TWO WEEKS EARLY!!!!!!!!!! There will only be 50 VIP collections available and then the set will be unavailable until the full release on August 4th at 10:00 PM EST.

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Here is what is in this month’s VIP Kit:

August VIP (July 20th 10 PM EST through July 21st)

  • Who’s That Harvest Girl? VIP $36
  • Who’s That Harvest Girl? $15.95
  • Girly Net Ribbon Collection (2 yards each of netted ribbon in Lipstick Red, Cool Green, White Tulle, Sassy Black, Girly Pink) $5.95
  • 5 yards 5/8” Black Saddle Stitch Ribbon $3
  • Olivia Basic Grey 6 X 6 patterned paper pad $6
  • Set of 10 Scalloped A2 Notecards in Black Linen $4.85
  • Garden Goodness mini stamp set (FREE, $9 value)

Additional release on VIP night:

Strawberry Carton and Strawberries Template $3.95

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First up the card I created, one of the things I love about this stamp set is that you have so many options on what to put inside WTG’s basket. There are 4 different fruits you can use … apples, strawberries, tomatoes & peaches. I started my card by stamping a whole bunch of WTG images and adding different things in her basket, then when I started coloring these images I noticed that 3 of these fruits could be colored red so decided to create a card that had 3 WTG images on it with a different fruit in each basket.

To give the basket some texture I colored the basket with my copics and then cut a piece of plastic shelving mat which I added a little copic blender fluid to and pressed this down on my basket. I paper pieced the girls shirt using the same designer paper I used on the base of my card and also added stitching to my card. The scallops along the bottom edge of my card was created using the MFT Die-namics Jumbo Scallop die.

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Here is the inside of my card using one of the sentiments included in the set … I added apples on either side of the strip of paper which makes it look a little like a table.

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My second project today uses the new Strawberry carton & strawberries template which is also being released today …. this is sooooooo much fun to create! You will find a tutorial on how to create this using the cricut & Make The Cut on Jody's blog.

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This template comes to you with a variety of formats including:

  • PDF – for traditional print and cut
  • Ai (Adobe Illustrator) and DXF – used by Pazzles, KNK, and Wishblade Machines
  • GSD – for Silhouette
  • SVG - for Cricut with Make the Cut or Sure Cuts A lot software

As I have a cricut expressions and the Sure Cuts A lot software I was able to use those to cut out both my carton and my strawberries.

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I created my strawberries using the same designer paper I used to create my card above … I had to make a special trip to get more DP hehe. To finish off my strawberries I used a cuttlebug flower die for the top which I cut from My Favorite Felt - Outdoor Essentials - and a green button and ribbon which I just knotted. These strawberries look great just as decorations or you could put a little something into the strawberries if you wanted.

Well now it is time to say goodbye to me and hop on over to the marvellously talented Michele Boyer's blog to see what she has created.

Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Who’s That Harvest Girl – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Green; Red; Quilting Bee DP – Graphic45
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Jumbo Scallop Die; Curly Label Punch; Circle Punches; Cuttlebug Flower Die; Button; Green Grosgrain Ribbon; Sewing Machine; Cricut; SCAL; Foam Tape; Copics

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A “Hi” From Riley!

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Hi everyone,

It's Day three of our sneak peeks of the new Riley stamps that will be available from Riley and Company, this coming Thursday 22nd July.

Today I have used the new Window Riley … doesn’t he look cute peeking out of his window looking at those bright summery flowers *smile*

I added texture to the circle directly underneath the Riley image to make it look like a wall of a house. This was done using the Tim Holtz brick embossing folder and then coloring it using my copic airbrush and dye ink.

The rest of the Riley and Company Design Team will also be sharing their cards they have created with you this week, so don’t forget to check them out too.

I will be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek to share with you all. Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on Thursday 22nd July starting at 10 PM EST.

Stamps: Window Riley – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Red; DP
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; MS Flower Border Punch; EK Success Zigzag Border Punch; Sizzix Brick Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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