Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mother's Day Gate Fold Surprise - KSS

For Fun Fold #8 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have used the classic gate fold to hide a bouquet of beautiful roses inside my Mother's Day card! I hope my mom likes her surprise!

I used images from Kitchen Sink Stamps' Heart & Roses Multi Step Clear Stamps and words from Whole Family Clear Stamps

The designer paper is from PB&J by Basicgray.

Front of Card

Inside Card

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CCEE1717 - National Garden Month

Spring is here and flowers are blooming.  That is probably why April is National Garden Month.    

For her final challenge as the CCEE April hostess, Joanne as asked that we make a    card that includes floral or garden images.

The scripture is a gift from Word Art Wednesday.
Hello, Doily by Stampin' Up
Wildflowers Dies by Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart

Take a look at the garden beauties created by the rest of the CCEE Stampers!

Monday, April 24, 2017

KSS - Let's Make a Scene - Hummingbird

The fourth and final Monday of April brings with it a new Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Today's card was inspired by the hummingbirds that have returned to my part of Texas in recent weeks. I can sit for hours watching them flit from flower to flower in the backyard!

Images from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps' sets were used to create this scene:

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

CCEE1716 - Global Astronomy Month

Hostess Joanne Grzelak has invited the CCEE Stampers to have some fun with this third April Challenge!

April is Global Astronomy Month.  Create a card having to do with astronomy, such as moons and stars, but not limited to that. You could also fantasize about alien creatures and space    travel. Use your imagination….Dazzle us!!!

Images:  Altenew - To the Moon
Papers Recollections White and Black
Inks: Black Soot Distress Ink by Ranger
Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, and Barely Banana
Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishment: Rhinestones

Head on over and check out the "Out-of-this-World" designs
by the members of the CCEE Stampers' Design Team:

Frances Byrne

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fun Fold 07 with KSS

Fun Fold #7 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a simple window box frame folded from a 5 x 5 inch piece of designer paper. I marked dots at  2.5 inches on each side and then scored the paper as shown in the first photo.

Here the paper has been scored and folded:


For the first sample, I added a 3.5 white panel inside for stamping. On the last two I stamped directly on the designer paper.

Kitchen Sink Stamps Images Used:

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Kitchen Sink Stamps Images Used

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CCEE1715 - Humor

For our second April challenge our hostess, Joanne, informed the CCEE Stampers that April is National Humor Month. She reminds us that there are many occasions when a funny image or sentiment can make the day of someone facing some type of challenge (or an "aged" birthday). So this week she has asked the CCEE Stampers to make cards showcasing humor.

For me and my friends, every birthday is a challenge these days. Here is the card that I have made for a friend celebrating an unnamed birthday this month!

Stamps: Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz
Sentiment by Unity
Designer Paper - BasicGray

Be sure to visit the rest of the CCEE Team if you want to start your day with a smile!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Let's Make an Easter Scene - KSS

I am here today with Kitchen Sink Stamps' Let's Make an Easter Scene design to wish you and all those you love and happy and much blessed Easter.

For my family and friends holy week is filled with worship, thanksgiving, and praise as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our risen Lord.

Kitchen Sink Stamps used in this design:

Thank you for visiting today!! It always brings me joy to know you have been here!

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

CCEE1714 - Read a Road Map Week

A new month has arrived and the CCEE Stampers are welcoming Joanne Grzelak into the driver's seat as hostess for our April Challenges.
The first week of April is called Read a Road Map Week. Joanne has invited us to take a scenic road trip on our cards in some way.

Stamps - Smile by Impression Obsession
Bicycle Die by Spellbinders
DP by BasicGray (sure do miss them)
Cardstock by Recollections

Check out the CCEE Stampers DT creations and then join in on the fun!

Maryann Einam    

Monday, April 3, 2017

KSS Fun Fold #6 - Open Book Fold

For the today's Fun Fold design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have chosen to make an "open book" fold sympathy card featuring the Multi Step Iris.

My completed card is 4.75 inches by 6.5 inches. The insert was cut from a 6 inch by 10 inch panel of card stock. The red lines are cut and the blue lines are scored.

Cut 1 inch down from the top and one inch up from the bottom from inch 1 to inch 9 on your trimmer. The score lines are at inch 1,2, 8, and 9 from cut to cut. At 5 inches score all the way across the card. At 4 and 6 score from the cut to the outside edge at the top and bottom.

After the pop up is cut and scored, fold and burnish all the folds and place score tape on the three sections shown below to secure to inside of the card. Repeat of the other half of the pop up.

I then attached the stamped images to the front and inside of the card.

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