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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Sending Hugs


Hello!  Today I have a card to share using my favorite die from the latest Frantic Stamper release, Vacation at the Beach.

Jen Carter Daisy Hugs 2

I love these new Stitched Daisy dies!  There are 2 of them in the set and the one that I used cuts and stitches directly into your cardstock.  For this card, I chose to paper piece the petals and center back in but it looks really neat leaving those pieces out too!  I used white glitter cardstock for the petals in the top daisy (it was hard to capture on camera).  For the other two daisies I just used regular white cardstock.  

Jen Carter Daisy Hugs Closeup

I paired these new dies with a previously released sentiment die set called Accessory Words #3 that has lots of mix & match word dies to create custom sentiments with.

I am adding this to ther Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to add shimmer!  I added my shimmer in the top daisy using white glitter cardstock.

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a great one!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Today I am joining in on the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I do enjoy a good cup of (very flavored!) coffee!  Yum!

For my card I went with summery colors but with a twist toward a masculine theme.

Jen Carter Summer Coffee Birthday 2

I started by die cutting my tag which is Lil' Inker Designs Dotted Tags.  I just love this tag set!  The details that those dots add, so pretty! I then die cut the coffee cup, lid & cozy with the Coffee Cozy Die set

Jen Carter Summer Coffee Birthday Closeup

 I love that the coffee cozy stitches on the top & bottom!  It's all in the details!  The sentiment is from the Lil' Inker Design's Coffee Cozy Stamp Set.

To see all of the participants in the Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop, click here!

I'm also entering this in the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #12.
I chose: Masculine, Jute/Natural Twine & Layered/Dimensional as my themes.


And in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge to use Patterned Paper.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Foiled Seashell


Jen Carter Scallop Shell Foiled 1

For today's card I went with a sea theme!  I die cut the seagulls with a die from Frantic Stamper called Flying Gulls.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  This paper was perfect for the background and came from the Summer Party Paper Pad from Echo Park.

Jen Carter Scallop Shell Foiled Closeup

To create the Scalloped Seashell I used a new technique (to me).  I used some Heidi Swapp Reactive Mist Spray after I die cut the shell and then ran it through my Minc machine.  LOVE!!  I really like the look it gave the seashell!  I attached it with dimensionals.

I'm entering this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge #176 based on the sketch below.



I'm also sharing this at Word Art Wednesday for Anything Goes!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, June 13, 2016

A Sunflower Wreath


Happy Monday!  I hope everyone is doing well and had a nice weekend!  It's starting to heat up here in Kansas and the farmers are all heading out to the fields to harvest the wheat.  I LOVE the wheat fields right now.  They are all so golden and when the wind blows (which is about always lately!) it just ripples through the wheat and creates the most beautiful scene!  

Another thing I love about Kansas are the sunflowers!  Tomorrow my hubby and I celebrate 19 years of marriage and in our wedding we had sunflowers.  They were so big and beautiful!  How is it possible that that was already 19 years ago?  Wow!  Time flies!  So in honor of that special day, I put together this card.

Jen Carter Fall Welcome Wreath 11 wm

I used Lil' Inker Designs new Warm Welcome Stamps and the coordinating Warm Welcome Die Set.  I first stamped the wreath off of the side of the card and then stamped some of the greenery directly on the wreath.  I then attached the die cuts.

Jen Carter Fall Welcome Wreath Closeup 23

I stamped the "Thank You" using the Mirror, Mirror Stamp Set onto the banner from the Warm Welcome Die Set.  The little chevron bow is die cut with the Bunnies & Bows Dies.

I am entering this in the Cupcakes Inspirations #364 Challenge based on this photo (I did throw in a little red for some contrast in the wreath).


Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Super Hero Dad


Father's Day is coming in a few weeks and sometimes making a masculine card can be a challenge for me.  The Superhero themed product line that Frantic Stamper just released is perfect for having the tools needed for many kinds of masculine cards. 

Jen Carter Super Hero Man

This one is super simple.  I used the Super Hero Words Die to cut out the words in my cardstock. I put clear cardstock behind the words and then pieced the little pieces that had cut out of the words (like the part that finishes the "p" & "e" for example) to the cardstock.  (I used the clear cardstock because I had originally intended this to be a shaker card but then got ahead of myself and taped it down to my cardstock mat, oops!!  But I still like how it gives it a nice sheen, glossy look!)

Jen Carter Super Hero Man Closeup

I die cut the superhero and his cape with the Superhero Outlines die set and then stamped the super hero with the coordinating Superheros stamp set

Jen Carter Super Hero Man Front

I love this whole series of products and hope you do too!  If you'd like to check out the entire line, click here!

I hope you have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs Release: Day 3


Welcome back to day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Stephanie Gold's blog There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!    

Jen Carter Coffee Talk Hug 3 wm

Calling all coffee lovers... The stamps on this first card may look familiar to you and that is because they are the previously released Coffee Talk stamps.  The great thing is that now they have coordinating dies to match called Coffee Talk Dies!!   Oh, and a fun Coffee Word die too in a wonderful font! :)

Jen Carter Coffee Talk Hug Closeup 2

I stamped the sentiment and attached my watercolored frapp to a panel that I die cut with the Fringed Scallop Square dies.  I also used the largest Fringed Scallop Square die to make another border on the outside card edge.

Jen Carter Mirror Lookin' Good 2 wm

Another new stamp set called Mirror, Mirror is also releasing this month!  I die cut the largest mirror (which also makes a great frame!) from the Mirror, Mirror Die Set & then stamped the coordinating image from the Mirror, Mirror Stamp Set.  I inserted the Mirrored Paper (FREE through June 12th with the purchase of the Mirror, Mirror Die and Stamp Set with code MIRRORMIRROR!) into the mirror.  The banner is from the Warm Welcome Die Set and the sentient is also from the Mirror, Mirror Stamp Set.  I also used one of the new Dual Dotted Border Builder Dies to create the dotted border on the diagonal on the card.

Jen Carter Mirror Lookin' Good Inside

This is the inside of the card.  I again used the Warm Welcome Die Set for the banner.  The sentiment is from the Mirror, Mirror Stamp Set.  The Dual Dotted Border Builder Dies were used to create the dotted borders at the bottom.

Jen Carter Perfect Pairs Go Together 1

You may have already seen this last card, it was posted a few weeks ago when the Perfect Pairs Dies first became available.  But, in case you missed the announcement, the dies for this adorable Perfect Pairs Stamps are now available!!  Yea!!  You can see more info on this card here.




For a limited time through June 12th you can get a pack of Mirrored Paper FREE with purchase!
The Mirror, Mirror Stamps AND Mirror, Mirror Dies AND papers should be added to your shopping cart and the code MIRRORMIRROR should be applied at checkout.



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All About Ampersand Stamp Set

Thank you so much for visiting this week!  Don't forget to leave a comment to win.  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used are linked above & are available at the Lil' Inker Designs store now!  Your next stop on the hop is over Heather Hoffman's blog!