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Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum, Many Marvelous Markers, Sale-A-Bration, Tin of Cards | 2 comments

Global Design Project color challenge #gdp021

I am loving the colors for this weeks color challenge over at Global Design Project!  Brian did a great job picking out these fab. colors!!!!  They remind me of a soda shop or maybe a old time ice cream shop.   I like to call this type of color palette “bubble gum”  GDP021

I started working on several ideas I had for this color challenge.  Butterfly’s came to mind as one Idea.  Then, I was flipping through some of the paper from Sale-A-Bration and thought….Hummm….. maybe I should color that while I decide what to do with my butterfly’s.  I even did a little ink test on some new watercolor paper  in thinking about this card.   So, I was coloring and thinking….And in my coloring (for the new 30 day color challenge)  I found my cards main focus..

The Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum is so very pretty.  And even better it colors beautifully with the Many Marvelous Markers by Stampin’ Up!  IMAG2815

The card base is Basic Black cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  I colored the Vellum using Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Wisteria Wonder markers.  The layers are Melon Mambo (5 3/8 by 4 1/8( and Bermuda Bay 5 1/4 by 4).  The sentiment  a happy hello is from Tin of Cards stamp set.  After stamping the sentiment in Basic Black on the Bermuda Bay layer, I tore the three top layers  (Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, and Vellum) to add contrast and interest.   Then layered them over the Bermuda Bay layer.  Using the Melon Mambo and the Wisteria Wonder markers I added a little distressing to the tearing layers.


A few tips:

  • coloring vellum really makes the beauty of the design shine.  After coloring this vellum, I layered it on each color before deciding witch to adhere it to!  I picked the one I felt made the vellum design shine.  You, many decide another color is your favorite.  Go with what you like the best :>
  • When adding vellum to card stock be sure to use a adhesive that will not warp the vellum.  I used multipurpose glue.  I add a small dot of glue to the card stock and then spread it out with my finger.  Then add the vellum on top.
  • The Black as a base really makes this color combination pop!  Be sure you are using neutrals that are best for your color combination!!!
  • Be sure to decorate the inside of your card.  Especially when you are using a very dark card base….this really makes the card extra specialIMAG2814


Here is the supply list:


Also, don’t forget to go over to Global Design Project and see all the Fab. projects that the Design Team has created and the projects by all those playing along….And you still have a little time to play along also…So go and create something wonderful…and color everyday….it’s good for you
Much Love,


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Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Decorative Dots Textured Impression, Happy Scenes, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Leaflets Framelits Dies, lighthearted leaves, Many Marvelous Markers, Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies, Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies | 8 comments

InKing Royalty November Blog Hop

So Grateful

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop!  Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that share the gratefulness of the season.  Whether you are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week or just feel reflective of the things that make you thankful, we are sure you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members.  After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I have been so excited about this day.  The InKing Royalty are so full of creativity.  I love hopping along to see what the fellow Royal’s have created.  I hand many plans for you guys today.  And over the weekend while I was preparing for today.  The creativity was at a standstill.  So, my many ideas were duds… I tried many things but, just was not feeling it.  So finally.  I decided to just step away….  Monday rolled around and I knew I had to make something for you guys and our Blog hop theme.  I decided to fall back on one of my favorite card layouts and a stamp set that has many great little scenes. Happy Scenes saved the day!!!!


Happy Scenes


The scenes are just to cute.  I love the  little pumpkins. and the birds in the snow.  Not to mention the little spider (I think that’s the only spider I will ever like).  IMAG2455

The card base is Daffodil Delight card stock cut at  5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  The card layer is Mossy Meadow that has been embossed with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The strip at the bottom is a watercolor piece that I had left from another project.  The tree and pumpkin scene is stamped in Basic Black on Shimmery White Paper (3 by 2 1/2) and then colored with Stampin’ Wright Markers.  The sky is colored using a aqua painter and Soft Sky ink.  (It’s hard to tell from the picture)    The picture is backed with another piece of  “scrap” watercolor paper (3 1/4 by 2 3/4) and Daffodil Delight card stock(3 1/2 by 3).  I failed to stamp my sentiment before putting the card together.  There for it is a wonky….But, that’s how you can tell it was hand made.  It’s driving me crazy…But, I am going to live with it.  To go along with the card I made a little pillow box to stick a little goody in for a friend.  IMAG2459

The pillow box was a breeze to make with the die set and a Big Shot.  I cut out the pillow box die twice. And then used the same Decorative Dots Embossing Folder to add texture to the box.  I tied a simple know around the box to hold the sides closed.  Stamp two leaves from Lighthearted Leaves to add a little “fall” to the card.  Then using the Seasonal Frame Thinlet Die Set cut out the word grateful.

The pillow Box was quick to put together using the Tear & Tape Adhesive.  Just add the tape to the two flaps and adhere.  Truly it is that easy!!!!!

Be sure to hop all along the Blog hop!  I have been supper excited about all the talent that flows through all the InKing Royalty.  And after one particular Sneak Peak, I know this hop will not disappoint!!!  So exciting :>

Today is the second day of Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza.  I know you are taking advantage of all the savings.



Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

Here is the Supply List:

Price: $110.00

Supply List

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Happy Thanksgiving week!  Much Love-


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Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Jolly Christmas, Many Marvelous Markers, Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper | 5 comments

A little CASEing going on

When I first saw this card by Stamp with Brian I knew I wanted to recreate it!   English-Garden-Thank-You-600x705

Some of the things I really like about this design is the clean look of it!  The sentiment is the focal point!  And the Designer Series Paper really brings the card together.  I tend to cut all my layers with the same thickness of borders.  I love how Brian has changed it up a bit and added some layers of paper with think borders and others with thin borders.  This creates some interest…..To learn more about this fabulous card check out Brian’s post at Stamp with Brian

This is my recreation of this card…IMAG2185The paper is Season of Cheer and the stamp set used is Jolly Christmas.  Jolly Christmas is one of my favortie sets from the Holiday Catalog.  It really brings a lot of options to the table.  The bold colors of the Season of Cheer designer series paper makes it really stand out!

Here are the details:

  • The card base is Mossy Meadow card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches
  • The stamp is colored with Stampin Wright Markers. Then stamped on Whisper White card stock.  The colors used are Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, and Cherry Cobbler
  • The layers are 4 by 5 1/2 (Cherry Cobbler), 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 (Night of Navy), and 3 3/8 by 4 5/8 (Season of Cheer)
  • The circles are from the circles collection framelits.  I seem to keep forgetting to buy the 2 1/2 inch circle punch.  This is why may circle layers are a little different from “The King’s”

Thank You for visiting Westside Paper Creations!  I am here for you and your stamping needs.  I  would love to here from you. Please leave any thought or questions below in the comments section.  Happy Stamping! See you back here soon!!!!


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