Hello My Friends!

To be honest this card was a complete mistake.  I had originally tried to CASE a card from Pinterest.  Maybe you’ve seen it?  A cat looking through the mason jar at a goldfish?  After I stamped the two different sized jars, I just couldn’t wrap my head around the whole peeking part.  So I stamped a fish.  Then I had an idea..maybe I can stamp a reversed fish for the other jar and they could be looking at each other.  I used a technique called mirror image stamping.  To do this, stamp your image on a flat surface stamp, I used the water stamp from the Jar of Love set (#141587).  I wasn’t totally successful, so I tried using my white gel pen to create some lines.  Not only was my gel pen dried up, so was my spare.  Grrr don’t you just hate when you have an idea and you don’t have a back up for your back up?  So I used a silver gel pen.  Eh, it was OK.

I sat and stared at my card.  I mean literally sat for about a half hour looking at this very unimpressive card.  Moments before I was ready to trash my card it hit me.  Maybe I could still use a cat.  So rather than stamping one behind my jar, I punched one with the Fox Builder Punch (#141470)  I used the face stamp from the bundled Foxy Friends Stamp Set (#142326) but if you don’t have the stamps, drawing whiskers works too!  But seriously, why don’t you have this set?  The cuteness factor is just astronomical!

Once I had my card assembled I knew immediately what my sentiment should read!  Hello My Friends!  Cute right?  Well I do have the Sunshine Sayings Bundle (#142339) I used the Hello Thinlit Die from the bundle (cut 3 times for dimension) but I didn’t have the My Friends in any of my sets.  Never fear, I did buy the Labeler Alphabet stamp Set (#141936) and stamped out my greeting.  I was afraid I would mess up my stamping after all my hard work, so I just stamped on a scrap and cut the strip and adhered to my card front.

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There you have it, I went from trash to treasure with just a punch!  I hope you find this card as cute as I do, I’m totally smitten with this kitten!

See you next week!!!!

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Jar of Love Bundle

Now that I’ve mailed off my Foxy Friends (#142326) note card set, I thought I’d give the Jar of Love Bundle (#142342) a go!  For my first attempt I think it came out pretty well.  See?  My first attempt and I deemed it publishable.  Sure there are mistakes but with a little creative magic those can be overcome.  This is proof positive Card Making and Stamping is something everyone can do.  If it’s ideas that keep you from trying, that is certainly no excuse in this day and age!  Oh my gosh, Pinterest is chock full of ideas!  Hint:  Before I buy a stamp or punch I search Pinterest and pin as many samples as I can find.  If I find enough, then I go ahead and buy it!  Follow me on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/seriouslysillys/   I have quite a few boards that will inspire you!

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So here are a few of the things going on with today’s card:  I stamped the jar and the “Friend” using Stazon ink onto vellum.  I used Pool Party for the water, and heat set it.  Once i put the jar on the card stock I realized you can’t see the water because I used the “burlap” stamp.  Oh well.

Of course I got a drop or two of ink on my card front, so I just used my water brush along with Chocolate Chip ink and lightly flicked some more ink.  Now it looks intentional.  Woohoo!

This card reminded me of fall.  Which in Florida last all of a week.  LOL  I think I will make a Jar of Love note set.  Stay tuned to see what I come up with next week!

I’ve gone a bit Foxy!

I’ve been MIA!  But I’m back and I’ve got some seriously silly samples to share with you.  I searched Pinterest for my inspiration, and probably copied more than I should have, but heck, isn’t “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery“?

I received the Foxy Friends stamp set with the Fox builder punch.  (Available as a bundle at a 10% discount #142326) last week and I’ve been busy making the little critters.  So many options and each cuter than the next!

Look at the cute cards I put together for a gift set for a friend:

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and here is the folder with a belly band

I’ve got a few more bundles and can’t wait to dive in!