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Heart Dance

>> Friday, February 24, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I'm showing a couple of new images to be released real soon. Isn't this little ballerina cute? Kind of reminds me of when my mom put me in ballet class. Except my tutu for the recital was green & orange...and the glittery fabric was itchy as all get out. My regular practice tights & leotard were pink like this little cutie; but we didn't wear tutus for practice, thank goodness. Apparently I was a bit hyper. Mom also made me take tap, jazz & acrobatics. Pretty much a full boat of dance classes. 

My little pink ballerina was colored & fussy cut. On the front of the white panel, I die cut a big fancy heart then stamped the greeting off to the left & the feet of the ballerina on the right then attached my cutie on top. 
Here's a look at the inside. I put together 2 greetings for this. Below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Stamps: DRS Designs - Ballerina, Dance Your Heart Out, (inside: Amazing Valentine's Day, Sparkling Day, Small Hanging Hearts, Triple Silhouette Hearts)
paper: white, rose textured
ink: Memento tuxedo black (inside: angel pink)
accessories: stitched rectangles dies, floral heart die, Copic markers, Misti


Love and Laughter

>> Thursday, February 23, 2017


I have a sneak peak at one of our new images being released this Saturday for you today!  

I started my card by finding a pre-embossed piece of green card stock (lucky me!)  I was kinda of struggling to think of what I wanted to do, so finding it actually gave me the inspiration for the rest of the card.  It really all fell into place because of one small piece of paper :)

I stamped our soon to be released Love & Laughter stamp on ivory using vintage green ink, trimmed it to size and punched the corners since my punch was still handy from last week's card.  I was about to toss the scraps when I remembered using them in the past, so I found my glue pen and after cutting the purple layer to size first, I glued the punched corners in place.  It wasn't looking very Irish-y so I inked up one of the shamrocks in our Small Shamrock Group used the same vintage green and stamped it in each corner.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Golden Rainbow

>> Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I love Saint Patrick's Day. Green is my favorite color, I love shamrocks, and I love the idea of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Actually, Saint Patrick was a great example for us all.  He struggled through captivity, walked 200 miles to freedom, and gave up comfort of a loving family to spread the gospel. One of my favorite things about St. Patrick is that he tried to find unique ways to reach the people rather than just trying to force the word on them. 

For this card, I decided to make the rainbow full of gold - in real life it sparkles like crazy. 

For the sentiment I used Shamrocks and Shenanigans Greeting and for the shamrocks I used the Tall Shamrocks.  I sponged the grass and sky. 




Hoppy Birthday

>> Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hi Everyone,

The DT here at DRS Designs is getting ready to show off some cute new stamps later this week.  DARLING stuff!  Seriously, just wait.   How's that for a tease?!

Until then, I'm here with a simple birthday card I made for a seven year old boy. I think animals are great for any cards for a kid, and frogs are a usually a hit with boys.

I used the Tiny Frog and stamped it a few times and colored him up.  I used a circle punch to cut them out, and then used a smaller circle to punch out holes on by light green card stock.  I placed the colored frogs behind and then added a brown frame made using my punches.

I made sure I left room for the Hoppy Birthday Greeting and colored that in as well, adding a few extra hopping dots to connect up with the sentiment.

 Inside I added a whole bunch of frogs and the adorable Unfrogettable Birthday Greeting to finish it off and tie the theme together.

Thank you for visiting today, and be sure to stay tuned to the blog this week, for peeks of new stamp goodness!



Happy Easter

>> Monday, February 20, 2017

It has been unseasonable warm here these past several days and that has inspired me to get started on Easter cards. I recently saw a video on You Tube by Jennifer McGuire where she used toile as a window on her card. I really liked the look and decided to give it a try.

I started with the blue panel and die cut a square large enough for the bunny. I then die cut the same square on the white card base. Next the white toile was attached to the card base with strong adhesive and then the blue panel. I did use another nestie square to emboss the frame around the opening before attaching it to the card base.

The bunny was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and then I used a clear Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer and sparkle. While the Wink of Stella dried, I stamped another bunny and fussy cut him out, then I cut the colored bunny. Using score pal tape I attached the colored bunny to the front of the card, tucking him in between the toile and the blue frame. The other bunny was attached on the inside of the card so he lined up perfectly. This way the tape doesn't get stuck on the inside of the card when you close it. You could stamp a mirror image, color, fussy cut and attach it so the bunny is colored on both the inside and out. Since I don't have much luck with mirror images, I left mine plain.

Once the bunnies were attached, I stamped the Happy Easter greeting with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Here's a picture with the card opened just a bit.

This next card uses the same technique only with a  smaller image attached in the middle of the toile so it looks like it's floating. I really like this one.

I used a different bunny image, colors and die cut. Other than that, it's the same. I'll be doing a few more of these for my grandkids for Easter. Here's another picture of this one sort of opened. It does look like the bunny is floating, doesn't it?

Thanks for stopping by,



>> Sunday, February 19, 2017

It's really starting to feel like spring here the flowers are blooming, the birds are back and the squirrel are playing.

So I thought I would show a ST. Patrick's Day card.

I started by stamping the Tall Shamrocks and coloring with Zig Clean Color markers. Then I stamped the Four Leaf Clover  and the One Line St. Pat's Day Greeting these were also colored with the Zig's. For the background I used the Zigs then die cut but didn't remove all the little pieces.

The lay out is from Splitcoast Card sketch.

Have a wonderful day,


Lucky to have you!

>> Saturday, February 18, 2017

Good morning!

Today I have a four leaf clover card for you.
I found a kids cut out pattern on the net and used it to make this 
shaped card.

The inside of my card.

I cut the pattern freehand so it is a bit rustic and my lining was totally freestyle.
To finish the edges a bit, I did some faux stitching with a multi-liner.
I colored the Shamrock Swag with G43 (just basic, no shading).
The ink for sponging was Bazzill Lt. Green. The clover die is from I.O. and I used a corner rounder by EK Success.
You can pretty much make any shape card with any pattern by folding the base card stock in half and then lining up the pattern to hang off the folded edge about 1/4" to keep the card in one folded piece.

Since I'm doing shaped cards, I'll show you an Easter card that is shaped like and egg AND it's an easel card.

The dies are ODBD and Spellbinders.
Cut the egg on a folded card making sure top hangs over folded edge.  Cut another egg from white, the filigree egg from pink shimmer and a darker pink to line the back of the filigree egg. 
Fold top of egg shape card in half and attach other white egg to just the bottom folded in.  Now decorate the top and the inside.  You will need a raised "something" to catch your top so that it stays open.  My bunny is raise and the rhinestone decor is raised, of course.
Fast and easy.
Thanks for visiting today!!
Have a great weekend and keep on crafting!


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