Sweater Weather – TCP September Release

I couldn’t let September pass by without showcasing this sweet knitting bunny.  It’s sweater weather, you guys!  The Ugly Sweater Season Digital Stamp Set is just so cute and so versatile.  Naturally, my first instinct was to make an “Ugyly Sweater Season” Christmas card. And what better way to feature different patterns of paper in honor of ugly sweater season than to make a Pop Up Slider Card.  This card was so easy to make with the Cutable and the video tutorial!

I printed the sentiment on the paper that I wanted to use for the tag and cut each individual piece of the card with different patterns.  Assembly was very quick and easy and adding the bunny was fun to do.  I thought he could use a couple of tacky Christmas trees behind him, and then I realized that an ugly sweater simply had to be paper-pieced.

But the best thing about this set?  It doesn’t have to be Christmas.  So I made a second card!

I thought the Chevron Cutable made the best background for it.  Don’t you?  I had so much fun playing today.  I hope you’ll find some time to play with the September release too!

Here are the products that I used today:

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C-I-E-I-O – Ways to Use It Challenge #915

The Ways to Use It Challenge is “Down on the Farm”.  I had the perfect joke ready for it!

HA! As always, if you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image above and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

I used SC256 for my sketch, because I thought it would be good for the rolling hills and the farmer and his cow.

It’s close, but not quite right.  I don’t care.  The sketch inspired me and that’s what it’s all about, right? I had this pack of patterned paper out from my card from yesterday and I liked the patterns for the field and sky. This is a very Jen card and I love it!

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Women’s Magazines – Clean and Simple Challenge #708

This week’s CAS challenge is best friends. I decided to make this card inspired by sleepovers with my best friends when we were in our teens. I think it was Seventeen magazine that we would read. Taking the quizzes and following the makeup tutorials. Here is the whole sentiment:

It reminded me of those nights with my friends and I thought they would get a kick out of this card.

As always, if you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image above and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

I’ve also combined this challenge with the Featured Stamper challenge spotlighting Carol Dee. Carol’s gallery was so fun to browse. It was like looking through my digital stamp collection. I saw a lot of cute images that I forgot that I had. But I went with this card for my inspiration.

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Stampers Delights September Spotlight – Week 1

It’s September and all this month Stampers Delights is spotlighting Fall/Halloween images!  This card uses the Kawaii – So Corny digital stamp.

I’m pretty much obsessed with foiling lately, so I decided I wanted to make a foiled background of these fun candy corns.  I used my laser printer to print out a bunch of random candy corns to make the background.  Then I ran it through my laminator with gold foil and colored with Copics.  I love the look of the foil on the candy corn.  Here is another photo to see the metallic gold shine.

This week’s Sketch Challenge helped me with the card design.

Here are the outside and inside sentiments of my card.  As always, if you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image below and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

Are you a member of the Stampers Delights Facebook Fan Group?  The Progressive Challenge is on hiatus right now, but there is a major sale going on instead!  Click below for details:

Linking to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes

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Christmas in August – TCP Release

It’s still August and I’m still making Christmas cards.  This August TCP release is just so full of fun!  There are so many options that I just couldn’t stop playing!

For this card I wanted to use the Christmas Cookies digi stamps and the ideas just kept coming.  They pair so well with the Christmas Cutouts and Ornaments SVGs.  First I had the idea to print the tree “cookie” digi and cut that out using the tree SVG.  That paired beautifully, by the way, with the Woodgrain Coverplate.  I love the look of that!

But then I thought about how fun it would be to print out that Santa beard “cookie” digi in light gray on white and cut that out with the beard SVG.  I paired that with and Every Day Tag printed with one of the Digital Paper designs.

But I still had more ideas in me.  What if I printed the ornament “cookie” digi with my laser printer and foiled it.  You know I can’t go too many days without foiling, or I suffer from foiling withdrawal.  So I cut that out with one of the Ornaments SVGs.  Doesn’t it look so fabulous in that metallic gold?

There are so many more options with this awesome August release!  What kind of ideas do you have?  We’d love to see them!

Here are the products that I used today:

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Couldn’t Turn It Down – Color Challenge #910

Karen is our hostess for this week’s Color Challenge and she has chosen Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party, and Blushing Bride for our colors. And for dessert–music.

Well, I have several music related jokes waiting to be featured on my cards. This was an easy one, because I have this fun boombox stamp. I used my gelli plate to make a background using my best approximations of the colors (I used Tattered Rose, Twisted Citron, and Mermaid Lagoon). I cut and flipped the pieces to give it some added interest and finished off with some music background stamps.

As always, if you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image below and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

That’s not the only joke I used so far this week.  My card for this week’s Featured Stamper Challenge also cracked me up.

This week’s Featured Stamper is Craftea19. Her gallery is very fun and I really enjoyed browsing it. This card inspired me because this Snoopy image is one of my favorites and Sabrina was kind enough to stamp off a few for me. I had one left. I also had this other cute car image that either Heather or Joanne sent to me. I can’t remember!

This sentiment describes me perfectly. I created the sentiment using Groundnut font that I downloaded from fontspace.com.  As always, if you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image below and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

And here’s the inside:

Always fun for a birthday card.

Linking to:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes

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Stampers Delights August Spotlight – Week 2

The sale continues at Stampers Delights, and today I am showcasing the adorable Chibi – It’s a Girl digital stamp.  OMG.  I can’t stand the cuteness!

I printed her out, cut her with my ScanNCut and colored with my Copic markers.  Then I went digging through my scrap drawer for coordinating pink scraps for the background.  If I weren’t using pink scraps, I would have colored the box pink, but instead I chose to give her a Tiffany style box.

This week’s Sketch Challenge helped me use up those pink scraps and make a fun background.

It was a quick and easy card and just needed a little bit of bling to finish it off. I went looking for something with a more diamond look, but couldn’t resist these fabulous rhinestones that I had in my stash.  They pull out the color of the box so well.

Are you a member of the Stampers Delights Facebook Fan Group?  The Progressive Challenge is on hiatus right now, but there is a major sale going on instead!  Click below for details:

Linking to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes

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Let It Snow, Man – TCP August Release

We’re sticking with the Christmas/Winter theme in the August TCP release.  And this release includes one of my favorite sets ever!  Let the Flakes Fly.

For this card I also used the Home for the Holidays digi stamps to set the scene for these jammin’ snowmen.  I used my Brother laser printer to print a repeated row of houses and music notes to foil them.  Yes, I still think the foiling process is magic and I will never get tired of it.  I colored and cut the snowmen and set them down on some snow that I embossed with sheet music to keep the theme going.  Honestly, I never would have embossed the snow, but Polly’s Ways to Use It Challenge this week was Double Embossing.  Although she specifically said don’t heat emboss our embossing folder results.  I’m a rebel and I heat embossed the sheet music with glitter EP.  But also a rule follower, so I embossed the sentiments.

I told you that I already have the clear stamp version of these snowmen, but let’s chat about the advantage of the digital stamps.  You can make them any size you want.  What a difference to be able to let this sax player really shine!

Here’s an older card that I made with this set for last Christmas.  It was one of my favorites of all my 2021 Christmas cards!

I hope you’ll grab this set from the TCP store and Let the Flakes Fly!

Click the links below for the products that I used today:

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Stampers Delights August Spotlight – Week 1

OK.  I know it’s August and not May, but you know I’m a sucker for a good dad joke and when I saw this one I couldn’t wait to use it.  Plus, I had the perfect image from Stampers Delights.  It’s never too early to start on your Cinco de Mayo cards, right?  This Kawaii Cactus is just too much fun!

I printed him out, cut him with my ScanNCut and colored with my Copics.  I pretty much always make two cards, because it’s so easy to make a second as long as you’re making one.

This week’s Sketch Challenge helped me to make a fun and festive card.  I liked the use of the strips and added a nice warm sun as the circle.

I created the sentiment using Sailboat font that I downloaded from fontspace.com.  As always, if you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image below and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

Dismayed.  HA!  I will hold onto this until May and then when I inevitably miss someone’s May birthday they will get this belated birthday card.

Are you a member of the Stampers Delights Facebook Fan Group?  The Progressive Challenge is on hiatus right now, but there is a major sale going on instead!  Click below for details:

Linking to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Summertime Blues

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Octopi – Free For All Challenge #650

Today’s Free for All Challenge is funny animals! Yes please! I had this dad joke just waiting for a card.

If you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image below and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

HA! I love it! I’ve also combined this with the loose watercolor MIX challenge. I stamped the 3 octopi (?) and loosely watercolored them. Then I dug out this fun gelli print out of my background drawer and printed out the first part of the joke for the outside. It was a quick and easy card to make before we left for the beach this morning.

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