Monday, March 16, 2015

#1 Just For Fun - Because It's Spring

Hello Friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We got up to 70 yesterday and the sun was shinning all day. My favorite little girl ( well she is not so little anymore) and I got out for a very long walk in the woods, one of our favorite things to do.  We hiked and rested on big rocks, waded in the creek and laughed at the crazy pug who came along with us! It was great!

Today I have a card that I made over the weekend just for fun. I am going to start posting once a week, one card that I do just for fun. I buy way too many stamps and dies, I know a lot of you can relate to this, and so many of them get put away and never used. Sometimes you just need to dig though that box of NBUS ( from Darnell) and start playing with it. 

I have had Fresh Cut Flowers from WPlus9 ever since the set came out as a new release, and I have never used it. It's one of the prettiest stamp sets I have ever seen. I have SO many fabulous cards pinned on Pinterest with this set... but still it sits in my unused stamp pile.  Why? I have no idea! It's like I was saving it because it was too beautiful to use?? Weird, I know!

So anyway, that is the stamp set that I chose to use for my first "Just for Fun" post! I stamped and stamped and cut out and cut out all the little flowers and leaves from the set, and then I played around with lots of different card design ideas. I made 6  cards with this set!! They are so springy and happy and it was so fun!



This one was heavily inspired by this card, by Laura Bassen. I pretty much love everything she does, and when I saw the shaded circle, I mentally tucked that away in my "totrysoon" box. So here it is!



Pretty simple card, I just cut out a circle for a stencil and blended some Peacock Feathers distress in in it. I added the little strip of striped paper down the side. Wow, I love that! I have that tucked away in my idea box to use again too! I glued the two biggest flowers down with foam tape and tucked everything else underneath them with glue dots and Mono Adhesive. I cut out four of the Hellos and stacked them together for dimension. A tip here, I have found it SO much easier if I glue the first one down to the card and stack them from there. I was having a really hard time gluing them together before hand. Grrr...

Supplies:
Fresh Cut Flowers - WPlus9
Hello die - Clearly Besotted
Stitched Rectangle - Lawn Fawn

I will be back this week with some more of my Fresh Cut Flowers cards! I even have a Christmas one to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)




29 comments:

  1. This is lovely, Kay! I'm so glad it has warmed up nicely for you. The walk sounds like a lot of fun! I think creating cards for fun is a wonderful idea. And your first one to start off with is is so very pretty! I love the inked circle and the stripes down the side. The colors are so enticing. Wonderful card. Look forward to more!

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  2. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. i love this stamp set and used it a lot when i first got it and now i lies neglected - you've inspired me to get it out again - your card is lovely and wonderful design!!

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  4. This is beautiful, Kay! Your idea to make cards just for fun is such a good one. You know, I've loved this set since it first came out and I recently bought it. NBUS for me too.
    Your colors are gorgeous and I pretty much love everything YOU make. Can't wait to see the rest!

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  5. This is absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous colors and love, love that hello die. I love your first card that you did for fun. And glad to hear that you'll be making more of these just-for-fun cards because that's what it should be. Hope your day will be lovely! :)

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  6. So beautiful, Kay! Love your masked circle!

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  7. I hear you! I'm going to label my box NBUS and try to use it ;) This came out gorgeous, and I'm really loving that hello die!

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  8. I love this, Kay and I immediately remembered Laura's card when I saw your little thumbnail pop up! I loved her card, too, and can't wait to try out my own version of it! Your flowers look so lovely with the masked circle!

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  9. YES! Gorgeous Kay! Love everything about it! I have some diagonal washi tape in black that I love using too... that black with white...with pretty colors...beautiful design! : )

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  10. Your work is so pretty - This Spring card is stunning~

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  11. Such a pretty bouquet of Spring goodness Kay! Love this set and have it on my wish list...for sure now!

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  12. Simply Amazing! This is gorgeous! Your weekend sound just perfect , walking in the woods and with a creek near by .... wonderful, and with your sweet girl!

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  13. Well, your card is very beautiful and looks like you had lots of fun making it! The hello die is so pretty as is all the colorful flowers!

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  14. I adore everything about this card!!! The colors , the circle area, your flowers! All soo very beautiful!!

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  15. Wowzers!!! This is so stunning and perfect! Beautiful design!

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  16. Gorgeous card, Kay! I'm so happy to see that you created something just for fun (I need to do more of that too)...I love the ombre effect of your inking on the masked circle (I see Laura does, too) and your flowers are so pretty! I also love the font on your sentiment...it pairs perfectly with your design! Thanks for inspiring us to play...I hope the nice weather continues for you :) Hugs, Barb

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  17. Oh Kay this is also one of my favourite WPlus9 stamp sets too and it does not come out to play often enough. For me i think I am intimidated by how tiny all the pieces are. I would imagine perfect for you became you must have excellent eye sight, you have lined you images on to the die cuts perfectly. You would have to have good vision to make all your gorgeous ornaments.Curious what you made your stencil from?

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  18. Your walk sound heavenly Kay!! And this card is beautiful!! You've reminded me that I need this stamp set!

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  19. Wonderful and inspirational card! I have the same problem with that stamp set, I love it, but need to use it!

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  20. 6 cards? Wow, that's impressive! Your card is gorgeous and I look forward to seeing your other cards using this set! It's funny, because just this past weekend I decided I was going to try to do the same too! I've gotten so many many new stamps and dies over the past few months and still haven't touched them. It's so easy to get caught up and distracted with DT and challenge assignments that you forget to craft just for fun. I decided to dedicate each week (or 2) to 1 stamp set and make a few cards just for fun. Now if only we could have a few

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  21. Oh, this is so pretty! I love your design!

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  22. Your woodsy winter walk with your daughter and pug sounds marvelous! Special, precious times! As for your card (one of six? I hope you'll share the others...): exponentially stunning (sorry, I use the same words over and over, but what else can I say? Everything you do is AH-MAZING!). The sponged circle, the NBUS (no longer) flowers, the striped edge, the die cut hello...a most divine combination! Love this! Yes, I too have stuff yet unused, but...with word of Darnell's NBUS #4 beginning on the 21st, time to let them see some play time!
    Hugs~c

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  23. Such a soft and pretty design, I love the ombre inside the masked circle :)

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  24. Sounds like you and your girl had a great day!! We had a very nice weather this week,but the past two days,it has gotten very cold again!! Can't wait for spring...it's about time! :)
    Your card is so so beautiful! I love the shading on the circle and the flowers are SO beautiful!! Glad to see you creating just for fun,i need to do that too soon!! ;)
    BIG HUGS and a wonderful sunday!!

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