Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hey Chickie

Hey Chickie by Andrea G71
Retro Sketch # 51

A couple of weeks ago I ordered some stamps from a company called Paper Smooches.  Shhhh.   They are not Stampin' Up!  Don't tell.  :)  I have been eyeing these stamps for a while now.  They are just sooo cute!  I just love the talk bubble.  Anyway....  I saw THIS card posted on the Retrosketch blog and had to case it using my new stamps.

I made my own homemade light box.  So I'm hoping that will get rid of the blue-ish tinge I seem to have in the last number of photos.  Cross your fingers.


Stamps:  Chubby Chums, He Said She Said (both Paper  Smooches)
Paper:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi
Ink:  Black Stazon, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, White Baker's Twine, Yellow Button (unknown), Glue dots, Dimensionals  

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love You

Love You by Andrea G71

Happy Valentine's Day!!  And a happy birthday to my friend, Jen.


Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals Co'ordinations, More Amore Specialty DSP
Ink:  Primrose Petals 
Accessories:  Framelits:  Hearts a Flutter & Itty Bitty Banners, Edge Distresser, Sanding Block

Have a wonderful day!  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wonderful You

Wonderful You by Andrea G71

I have seen this card layout a number of times on either Splitcoaststampers or other blogs.  It's a good one.


Stamps:  Loving Thoughts, Hearts a Flutter
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, Real Red, More Amore Specialty DSP
Ink:  Basic Grey
Accessories:  Basic Grey Marker,  Hearts a Flutter Framelit, Needlepoint Border Embossing Border, Hearts Framelits, Dimensionals

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Happiness by Andrea G71

 Valentine's Day is coming up and I have a few cards to post. I had spent some time a while ago trying to come up with a Valentine's card for the stamp club therefore I am on a bit of a heart them for the next few days. 


Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, Loving Thoughts
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, Primrose Petals Co'ordinations, More Amore DSP
Ink:  Basic Grey, Primrose Petals
Accessories: 1-1/4" Grey/Black Two-tone Ribbon, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Edge Distresser  

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Rolled Paper Flowers on Sycamore Street

Rolled Paper Flowers on Sycamore Street by Andrea G71

The Second February Stamp Club Card

To make the Rolled Paper Flowers I think I followed THIS TUTORIAL on youtube.  There are so many out there!  There are some other neat tutorials  that would be kind of fun to try.  Just slight versions of the same thing:  HERE and HERE.

The one thing I found when making these flowers is that the bigger the circle and wider your spiral cut, the bigger your flower will be.  Just experiment.  It's fun!!

The flowers shown in the photo use the 2-1/2" and 1-3/4" circle punches.  Don't forget to add a few glue dots at the bottom of the flower and then stick the flap over it to keep the flower together.

By the way, this will not fit in a regular envelope.


Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental (SAB 2013)
Paper:  Sycamore Street DSP, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Paper Doily, Little Leaves Embosslit, Circle Punches: 2-1/2" & 1-3/4", Scissors, Craft Tweezers, Glue Dots

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Hearts a Flutter Banner

Hearts a Flutter Banner by Andrea G71

February Stamp Club Card

 I saw a similar card in the demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success and thought it might be a good one to make with my stamp club.  I did make one change that is not shown in the picture: I added a layer of Basic Grey card stock between the Pool Party and Whisper White card base.  You can never have too many layers.  :)


Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Pool Party Co'ordinations, Pool Party, Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Silver Glimmer 
Ink:  Pool Party, Basic Grey, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, 
Accessories:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, White Baker's Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Framelits: Hearts a Flutter & Itty Bitty Banners, Small Heart Punch, Itty Bitty Buttons, 

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's Banner

Valentine's Banner by Andrea G71

This card was inspired by the Spring Mini Catalogue.  


Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Grey, More Amore Specialty DSP
Ink:  Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Basic Grey
Accessories:  Framelits: Hearts a Flutter & Itty Bitty Banners,  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Baker's Twine   

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