Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Playing Cards with Michele...AGAIN!

Hello friends.  Had another play day with my sweet friend Michele, and of course just had the best day using each others goodies, LOTS of laughing, and because it's cooler now, even a big pot of chili for lunch along with Michele's toasted cornbread...yummmmmm!  

I stamped and die cut enough of all the goodies Michele brought for me to play with to make 10 or more cards, but don't worry, I only have 3 to share with you today!  Haha!!  Seriously though, it is so wonderful to be able to share each others stamps, dies, & stencils so we don't feel as though we HAVE to buy everything!!  Michele brought a bunch of stamps and dies from The Stamp Market and Pinkfresh Studios that I had a great time playing with, and we both used my Holiday Botanical Background (also Pinkfresh Studios) stencils to create a card with.  So let's get started...

 

Let's start with this simple card using Michele's Holly Jolly stamp and die set.  I die cut the Holly Jolly with white and red cs and attached to a background using a SSS 3D embossing folder called Holiday Greenery.  Next I added the Holly Leaves that I stamped and fussy cut just under the tail of the Jolly, and then pop dotted the berries that were also stamped and fussy cut.  I used some WOS of the Holly Leaves and some Glossy Accents on the berries.  CAS and done!


Next up is the Pinkfresh Studios Garden Roses stencil set that Michele brought, and I stenciled in Fall colors with yellows and oranges and outlined using the stamp set in dark brown.  I am totally in LOVE with the way this one turned out...even the brown leaves which I saw Lea Lawson do on a PFS live!  I used SU!'s Subtle embossing folder on my card base, and then stacked 3 of PFS's Ornate Oval Frame die cuts together to give some dimension and to lift my roses up off the card base. 


 The "happy" die cut is from The Greetery and I die cut that once from gold mirror cs and twice from white, before slipping my gold embossed "birthday" strip through the loops of the "p" and "y".  I finished with a few gold pearls (PFS) and just couldn't be happier with the way this card turned out!


My last card uses the Holiday Botanical Background stencils (PFS) that both Michele and I used, and I used a variety of Distress Inks to do my blending with.  I used The Greetery's Crimped Frame Dies on this stenciled piece, and then matted with SU!'s Mossy Meadow and Mellow Moss (retired) cs.


I also used The Greetery's new Abundant Joy dies (that I am totally in LOVE with!!) for the center of my card, and offset the Mellow Moss and Mossy Meadows base piece to match up with the layering of the card base and matting layers.  I finished this card up with some PFS gems to add a little sparkle, and love the way this one turned out too!

Aren't stamping friends truly just the BEST??!!  I feel so blessed to have made so many wonderful friendships through this craft!!  Thank you Michele for once again sharing your goodies with me, and most of all spending the day with me...I treasure your friendship!!  Make sure you hop on over to Michele's blog to see what came up with using some of my goodies...I know you won't be disappointed!!  

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


16 comments:

  1. How fun to have a fellow stamper to create with! Your cards are awesome 😀

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  2. Marcia, I needed to pick up my jaw when I saw that first Holly Jolly card! SO perfect for sitting on your fabulous embossed panel - Clean and SENSATIONAL!!
    Loving the purple berries - now why can't I train my berries to be purple part of the year? - so incredible with these mossy greens, and pretty JOY!
    I MUST get those roses out again soon - I just LOVE the brown leaves [said no gardener ever!] with your perfect orange roses. And didn't those loops make for the perfect spot for your sentiment?
    I love our play days, my friend - and cherish every moment we are blessed to have to share our goodies, and hearts! xoxo
    =]

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  3. Marcia, I can see from your cards that you and MIchele had a lovely time together. Crafting with friends seems to bring out the mojo for me. I am so in love with those fall roses and the darling way you nestled the sentiment strip in. The first card is fabulous with the embossed background and that bold fun sentiment. Your purples and greens just shine!

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  4. Marcia what a beautiful set of cards that you made with Michele!. These are all so beautiful! Those roses are coloured so beautifully! So much fun, from first hand knowledge, to craft with Michele! What a fun day!

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  5. Sounds like you had a blast! I just love what you made... Sorry I haven't been around but I have looked back at all your beauties... Your botanicals are fabulous btw!

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  6. Stamping friends are the best especially when we can share products and laughs! You outdid yourself with these cards, Marcia! I love the bright sentiment on that gorgeous embossed background on the first card. I'm so impressed with the coloring of the roses on the second and LOVE how you "hung" the stamped sentiment! You've put that JOY at the top of my wishlist and I love the non-traditional colors on that card! Three times awesome, my friend!

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  7. I know the two of you had a marvelous time and I wish I had a teleportation device, or something like that, to be there with you both! Your cards are fantastic! Love the crisp clean design of the first one!

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  8. Sounds like a really fun play day with your friend, it is always fun to get together with our crafty friends. The chili and cornbread sounds yummy. Your cards are beautiful. I really like the 2nd one with those beautiful roses. I like how you raised them with 3 layers of the pretty frame die cut. Love the Holly Jolly card as well as the Joy card. Thanks for sharing these beauties.

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  9. So fun to play with friends! You made some amazing cards! I am loving the mega size Holly Jolly and how you added the holly leaves to the tail! Perfect addition! Heart Hugs, Col

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  10. I'm so glad (and jealous) that you and Michele had such a productive crafting session, Marcia. That holly jolly die is perfect sitting on that wonderful embossing folder. Your roses are gorgeous in that unexpected color and I love how they curl around that wonderful frame. I also love how the crimped frame matches the lines on that fabulous 'joy' die. You have amazed and inspired me, my friend.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful, Marcia! Oh, my goodness, I, too, am in love with the roses. Stencil, stamp and die cut... wow! Love your colors. It's interesting how different the Holiday Botanical Background stencil looks just by changing up the colors. What a fun day!

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  12. These are all stunning Marcia! It's always so fun seeing what you two get up to when you get together. The second card, with the roses is my favorite. I love the warm colors with the brown leaves and that ornate frame..... Gorgeous!

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  13. All three cards are fabulous Marcia! LOVE your designs and your amazing talent of designing cards. Stamping with friends IS the BEST!! :) So happy you are able to get together with Michele regularly. xx

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  14. Each card is wonderful! The Holly Jolly sentiment dresses up your first card beautifully. Your colors on the rose card are stunning and noted to try sometime myself. You two are so lucky to spend the day together and share new products.

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  15. I couldn't agree more Marcia, crafting friends sure are the best. You clearly had fun with Michele and produced the most amazing, creative and beautiful cards and sharing is soooo good x.

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  16. Crafty friends are the best! Looks like you had a FUN time stamping, creating and lunching! Wish I was there :-P
    Love the large sentiment dies and beautiful designs of your fabulous cards, Marcia!

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