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Making Waves – TCP May Release

I’m waving hello to May with this month’s TCP release.  I’ve had so much fun with the Make Waves SVGs. As soon as I saw the set, I couldn’t wait to cut out that cute seagull and have him bobbing on the waves.  And after I cut out the seagull and waves, I noticed I had a fabulous stencil left over:

Well, I was also excited to use the Fun in the Sun Digi and I went ahead and spread some Paper Glaze through my freshly cut stencil.  That fun wavy background was just right for this cool cat to float and enjoy her margarita.  I guess ocean scenes always get me thinking of portholes which put me in the mood for some round cards.  I decided to make this into a get well card with one of my favorite retired TCP sentiments.

For my gull card, instead of a porthole, I used the life preserver to frame the seagull.  I cut each piece with my Brother ScanNCut out of Neenah Solar White and sponged on all the colors with Distress Oxide, shading each piece a bit just by using the brush that I usually use for black or gray ink.  I popped up just the top of the bird and let the bottom of the bird rest more in the water.  And of course, I needed to add some glitter to the waves.

Frankly, I love to make seagull cards, because I can use one of my favorite birthday sentiments.  29 again?

The sentiment uses my very own font that I created on calligraphr.com.  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.

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I Like the Way You Roll – The Cat’s Pajamas April Release

Hey there! It’s April and I’m rolling in with some cards I’ve made with the fun designs from The Cat’s Pajamas latest release.  I had some ideas for using the Wheel Love digi stamp and the Summer Borders SVGs.  I kept it clean and simple with this first card where I used the SVG files to cut a stencil and sponge a scene.  First I printed the digi, masked it and sponged the road, bushes, and clouds behind him.  I colored him with Copics and to keep it a one layer card, but add a bit of interest to the edges, I doodled a border.  The sentiment comes from a retired clear stamp set.

This fun bunny riding down the road had me thinking of a meme that I had seen recently.  Do you ever see a funny meme online and decide that you have to make it into a card?  I do it all the time.  My next card uses the SVGs to cut the shapes to build my scene.  I also used my Brother ScanNCut to cut the bunny.

I printed the first part of my sentiment on the blue sky paper and layered on the green grass and bushes and the gray road.  After I colored the bunny with Copics and popped him up on the scene, I realized that I couldn’t leave the middle of the bicycle wheels white.  So I found just the right color markers to match the grass and the road.  The paper that I used for the road had a shimmer to it, so I added Wink of Stella to the road behind the bicycle wheels.  Then I drew in some lines with white gel pen to give the illusion of movement.  So what’s the punchline?

Do you love it as much as I do?  You know how much I love a good pun.

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.

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Follow the Bunny – The Cat’s Pajamas March Release

What’s up, crafty peeps?  I’ve joined The Cat’s Pajamas Design Team and I couldn’t be more excited about it!!! I’ve always loved The Cat’s Pajamas designs, so when Alma decided to go all digital and sold her stock of stamps and dies on clearance I bought nearly all of them.  I’m happy to report that all of the digital stamps and cutting files are just as much fun, if not more, than the clear stamps and dies that we all know and love. 

I’ve combined old and new with this first card, using the Rabbit & Wreath Digi/SVG and the Grassy Patches SVG.  First, I created a green, blue, and brown background using Distress Oxides, a gelli plate, and some background stamps.  I thought that would give my cut outs a little more character than just using colored paper or sponging ink on white cardstock.  The reason I went dark brown for my bunny was so I could use one of my all-time favorite Easter sentiments–a retired TCP sentiment–“Follow the bunny, he has the chocolate.”  But have you seen the “What’s invisible and smells like carrots?” sentiment in the Happy Easter Digi?  That’s a fun one, too.

I had plenty of green background, so I found myself with some extra grassy patches–a perfect setting for this card:

Hmmm…this might be my new favorite Easter sentiment.  This card uses the Sugar, Sugar Digi and the Easter eggs from the Easter Eggs in Basket Cutable SVG. I thought that some foiled eggs would certainly look like small sugar-coated packages.  I arranged all the Easter eggs in Canvas Workspace to cut myself a stencil using my Brother ScanNCut.  Then I applied deco foil Transfer Gel through the stencil.  After it dried I ran it through my laminator with the Rainbow Shattered Glass deco foil.  I also used my ScanNCut to cut the bunny in the basket.  I colored him up with Copics and put Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the nose and eggs, and Stickles on the bow.  

I have a thing about the leftover foil.  Every time I foil something, the leftover looks so appealing.  That led me straight to this next card:

I applied the leftover foil to a deco foil Toner Sheet.  I knew I saved the cut out Easter eggs for a reason when I cut the stencil.  I colored all the eggs with my Spectrum Noir Markers and popped them up on the foiled background, shifting them all a bit, so that the black would give them a bit of a shadow.  I finished it by popping up the Happy Easter from the Happy Easter Digi.  And just like that, all my Easter cards are done.  Thanks to these very inspiring products!  

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Stampers Delights February Release – Chibi Onesie Cuties

Today I’m sharing the Stampers Delights Chibi February release.  You can find the entire February release here.  This card uses the Chibi – Onesie Cuties digital stamp.  

I printed out one of the cuties and cut it out with my ScanNCut.  She’s so perfect for a fun, flirty valentine.  And I wanted to make sure my valentine sparkled! I started with a simple background of fun holographic washi tape.  Then I cut a heart out of some of the most sparkly glitter paper I own.  I had a lot of fun coloring her up with Copics and of course added Stickles to make her sparkle even more.  

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Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

 

 

 

 – With Love

 

 

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Not My Cup of Tea – Clean and Simple Challenge #672

Lisa is hosting this week’s CAS challenge and she wants us to feature our favorite drinks. Tea has always been my favorite. I’ve been drinking it since I was a kid–several cups a day. So I went searching the internet for a fun tea joke and found this one.

This is made with my very own font that I designed using calligraphr.com.  If you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

Linking to the following challenges:

Anything Goes

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Stampers Delights December Sale! – Chibi Snowball Fight

For the Stampers Delights December sale event, I’m sharing my card using the Chibi Snowball Fight digital stamp.  Click here to shop the sale!  This digital image comes in jpeg and png formats, click below to buy it from the shop.

Again, I used a VSN Mini Challenge to inspire my design.  The December Virtual Stamp Night kicked off last week with three Mini challenges.  In Mini Challenge #2, Misti gave us a TV Guide themed color challenge to use red, white, and one other color on our cards.  I chose blue for the sky and my chibi’s sparkling eyes.  I cut him and some snow and snowballs with my ScanNCut.  Kept his warm clothes red and black to fit the color challenge.  This nice icy paper that I used behind him is actually “Frozen” themed.  It was a 12 x 12 piece of paper that I picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  It has Elsa and Anna in the corner, but I cut them off and just used the cool icy part.  I added glossy accents to his eye and Stickles to the snow along with some falling Stickles snow behind him.  I love that extra bit of sparkle and shine.

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Anything Goes

Sparkle Mode

Happy Holidays/Christmas

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My Mug Collection – Teapot Tuesday #692

It’s Teapot Tuesday!  And since it’s the last Tuesday of the month, that means we’re sending our cards to each other!  Sandy gave us a very fun challenge she calls “A Reflection of Your Collection.”  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s collection in the gallery.  I always enjoy learning about my teapotter friends interests with challenges like this. My card is based on my mug collection. I have a mug from everywhere I’ve ever been and also mugs from places my friends have been. It all started in middle school and high school when my best friend, Bridget, and I would buy each other mugs each time we went anywhere on vacation. I have a whole cabinet dedicated to my mug collection. My favorite one is the one from South Dakota, although I also really love my Statue of Liberty mug. I knew I had a Mt. Rushmore sticker in my collection, so I dug through my stickers to find some to decorate my mugs. Turns out I only needed this one. It was a big sticker for the top of a scrapbook page that said “United States” and had the trees, Mt. Rushmore, The Gateway Arch (I also have a mug from there), and the Statue of Liberty. They needed a flag tablecloth to rest on (I have one of those too!). I had so much fun making this card.  Here is my mug collection.  You should be able to spot my South Dakota, Statue of Liberty, and St. Louis mugs:

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Bad Ass – Clean and Simple Challenge #659

This week’s Clean and Simple Challenge is Polka Dots.  I chose to make my polka dots with Nuvo Glimmer Paste and a polka dot stencil. I think it makes a very fun background for This funny Unity stamp.

I’m also playing along in the AAA Cards Clean And Simple Challenges Game #200:

The theme is celebrate.  To make the donkey more festive, I masked him and stamped a party hat on him. I cut him out with my ScanNCut and grounded him with the MFT Grounding Elements die. And to really put it over the top, he needed googly eyes.

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Bosses’ Day 2021 – Free for All Challenge #607

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a Free for All Challenge. Angie is our hostess and she has challenged us to make fall cards.

You guys, Bosses’ Day is next week. Just wanted to make sure you were aware of that. I wasn’t until my friend asked me to make her a card for her boss. Now I have to make one for mine, too. About ten years ago–before I learned to make my own cards, I bought a Bosses’ Day card that said “We looked up boss in the dictionary…it said quit fooling around and get back to work.” Since I have a different boss now, I can use that on this card. And I’ve been really good about keeping my computer generated sentiments as PNG files, so they’ll be easy to use again. That means you can use it too!

It’s made with Spring Market font.  I can’t remember where I got it.  If you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

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Stampers Delights October Release – Anime Cheers

Today I’m sharing the Stampers Delights Anime Cheers Stamp.  You can find the entire October release here.  As always this digital image comes in jpeg and png formats AND, this is also available as a clear stamp!

I printed out the digital version and cut it out with my ScanNCut.  She was so fun to color up with my Copic markers.  I also printed her out on some green patterned paper, so I could paper piece her a fun top.  It was so easy to paper piece this image–I felt like a kid again playing with paper dolls. I wanted to make her multiple outfits to change into!  And it was a great way to use up a bit of my scraps of patterned paper.

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Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Sunday Stamps Challenge #267

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