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Eastern Palace Mandala Card and Desk Plant

I love the Eastern Palace Bundle! It makes such BEAUTIFUL cards with the mandalas (medallions). I also wanted to share a cute little card buddy I made, a desk plant! I was going for a succulent vibe, but ended up with green flowers. I still love it so much! It’s the perfect accent to use when photographing my projects.

I participated in the Color Inkspiration Challenge 26 from Facebook for this project. It was a tough one, but I think I did pretty well. I really wanted to make a 3D project for this challenge, but couldn’t decide between that and a card, so I made both! Here are the colors from the challenge:

I really enjoyed these projects, and love how the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon weaves in and out from behind the mandala. It adds a lot of sparkle to this muted card. I also used the Gold Vinyl Stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite which add a nice touch.

For my little potted plant, I used a fun technique that I have made time and time again, because paper flowers are fun! Check out my video below to see how the flowers are made. I also wanted to make the pot for my flowers match the card, so I stamped it and adorned it with the same metallic edge ribbon.

Measurements:

Eastern Palace Mandala Card
Tranquil Tide Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″
Sahara Sand Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Bermuda Bay Scrap: Approx. 4″ x 4″

Desk Plant
Sahara Sand Base: 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
Sahara Sand Lip: 1″ x 4-1/4″, score lengthwise at 1/2″

Sahara Sand Circles: 1-1/4″ & 1-1/2″
Assorted Scraps in desired colors

Materials:

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Clean & Quick 20 and Step-It Up – Beautiful Peacock – Tie-Dye Technique

Yay for Tuesday! I went ALL weekend without creating, and let me tell you, it almost broke me. I was SO excited to jump back in today to make this fun card using a Sale-A-Bration set, Beautiful Peacock. I’m playing along with the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge! This month’s color challenge was Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Melon Mambo. I love the tie-dye technique on the peacock, and can’t wait to show you how I did it!

I think these colors are so lovely together, especially when you are able to mix them together to create NEW colors! By using the Daffodil Delight with the Melon Mambo, I was able to make a sort of Mandarin Orange color in the peacock feathers.

I made both a Clean & Quick version and a stepped up version of this card. The stepped up version added some swirly Black Metallic Thread and shiny Rhinestones. I love both of these cards and think they are a perfect way to look forward to some warmer, spring weather.

So fun to participate in the Inspire. Create. Color Challenge this month! Pop on over and check out all of the other wonderful projects from some very talented demonstrators!
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Measurements:

Clean & Quick
Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

Stepped Up:
Bermuda Bay Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

Watercolor Paper: Approx. 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Materials:
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Party Pandas Side by Side Card

I made this Side by Side Card about two weeks ago and it has been sitting on my filming table since. I just wasn’t sure I liked how the Foxy Friends set looked with this card. But then, I received my Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration set and inspiration hit! I love how these twirling, dancing, happy pandas look on this card!

The bright colors are also really fun on this whimsical card. It’s perfect for kids both big and small! The Glitter Enamel Dots really punch up the fun factor on this project with their hint of shimmery goodness. I can’t help but smile when I look at this adorable card.
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Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Circles: 3 x 2″ in colored cardstock
Very Vanilla Scrap: for stamped images

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Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration Card

It’s time for a party with pandas! This Party Pandas stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration item which means you can get it for FREE with a $50 purchase on my website! There are several adorable little panda stamps and some simple sentiments in this set. Use it on a basic card, or step it up a little with some additional embellishments. Either way, these pandas are TOO cute to pass up!

Party Pandas SAB Card - 2

I really love how the yellow Glitter Enamel Dots compliment the Bermuda Bay cardstock. The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper also adds a touch of shimmer to really make this card stand out. I just love the elements on this card, especially the Solid Basic Black Baker’s Twine behind the scalloped circle.

Party Pandas SAB Card - 1

Measurements:

Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Circle: 2-1/8″ diameter
Basic Black Scalloped Circle: 2-1/2″ diameter
Glimmer Paper: 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
Inside Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Materials:

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Clean & Quick Cards SERIES 12 – Tranquil Tulips

My go to color combination when making a feminine birthday card includes Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, and Powder Pink. I think these color together are so delicate and beautiful, I just love it! And using the Stylized Birthday sentiment ties it all together so beautifully. The icing on the cake is adding a few pearls to accentuate this pretty scene.

I also really love how the Stylized Birthday stamp looks when paired with a bright color, like Melon Mambo on my Sweet Birthday Card. It’s perfect for any Birthday!

Measurements:

Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″

Materials:

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