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All Those Circles!

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Welcome to Friday, everyone!  It’s Nancy here today with a relatively clean and simple card to go with the Random Acts of Cardness prompt of CIRCLE.  Can you believe we’ve being doing these word prompts for more than a year now?!  I’m just happy that winter is behind us and while spring in Calgary can be hit or miss, I am hopeful that things will just continue to get better (cue the inevitable snowstorm…).


I had a lot of ideas floating in my head about what I wanted to do to play with circles… there are so many possiblities!  But I decided to create a circle (wreath) out of circles…. I chose some beautiful inks from Versafine Clair and started to play with my Gina K Wreath Builder and some circle stamps from My Favorite Things.

Aren’t those colours delicious??!  I just love the coverage I get with the Versafine Clair inks, even on a solid stamp.  And I enjoyed using the Wreath Builder to create something that wasn’t a standard floral wreath.  In fact, I think this was easier for me than figuring out where to place flowers and greenery.

*Images:  My Favorite Things Color Drops; Gina K Wreath Builder
*Tools:  Gina K Wreath Builder; Misti; Perfect Layers


Friday, March 26th, 2021

Happy Friday crafty friends… Nancy here today with my take on a rainbow card.  I had a lot of ideas in my head, but decided to use some of the wonderful patterned papers I have in my stash!

This card was pretty easy to put together…  I cut the two patterned papers to be 4″ wide, the balloons are 3.75″ and the stripes are 1.5″.  I added the pink strip down the seam to cover up the spot where the two papers meet.  I stamped the sentiment on the front panel but decided it needed something more… thus the greenery.  I pulled out my trusty We R Memory Keepers Layer Guide to create a 1/8″ border around the sentiment and I put that on the card with foam tape.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; Lawn Fawn Sugarplum and Sherbet

*Patterend Paper:  My Favorite Things Over the Rainbow

*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne and Verdant

Tuesday with Tara {take 292} Birthday Wishes & Giveaway!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  The birthday celebrations are continuing here on the blog (and also on instagram, so be sure to visit SNS & my personal feed-I’m “msespresso” for more chances to win)!  My card today is a slimline one, featuring the Make a Wish stamp set by Gina K.

Today’s card started with a background I made a couple months ago when I made this birthday card– I’ve used similar colors (but more of them!) and the same stencil & glitter paste.   This panel had a few smudges and imperfections, but it’s still so pretty with all that glitter I decided to use it anyways!  I used the Picket Fence Slimline dies to cut the panel and a circle window out of it.  I placed the die cut panel over my card base (which measures 3.5 x 8.5 inches folded) and stamped the cupcake inside the window with Archival Ink.

The stamp set which includes the cupcake is part of the Present Parade Giveaway, along with a Mini Slim Trifold Template & Dies by Taylored Expressions (together they are worth $48.75).

The mini slim set looks like a ton of fun in a little size- it’s designed to help you make a tri-fold card with die cut windows.  The mini slim cards measure a fun 3.5 x6 inches!  It’s a size I’m definitely going to try out soon!  You can enter to win this great prize by leaving a comment here on this blog post. You can also get extra entries over on Instagram- by dropping a like, comment and a follow on my post featuring this card & giveaway!

Okay… now that you’ve got all the Present Parade Details, let’s get back to my card… Once the ink was dry, I did bit of watercolor with Distress Ink.

I brought in a mix of yellow, pink & purple inks since I planned to add this die cut ‘wish’ word that was in my little scrap bin.  I finished it off with some glitter and then some paint splatters to add to the party vibes!

Since I had some pre-done pieces, this card actually came together pretty quickly… apart from the drying time of my paint splatters 🙂  There’s nothing like glitter, confetti and cupcakes to set the party mood!  I’ll be adding one of the sentiments from the stamp set to the inside to tie it all together.  Here’s another look at the entire card, I hope it makes you smile!  

Be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win this fab gift in the present parade!  I’d love to know what you prefer at a party… cake or cupcakes?  And if you haven’t yet, check out the rest of the giveaways the team is sharing… and there’s more to come, so be on the watch for them!

Inky hugs,