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Window Card featuring Altenew Crafty Stamp Sets - Seasonal Scene Building AECP Level 1

The Crafty Life and Crafty Friend Stamp set from Altenew have a wonderful array of fun sentiments to play with and make cards for all those crafty people in my life.  This card was inspired from a window card in the Altenew Academy Class Seasonal Scene Building.

I am so happy that the Crafty Life Stamp set came with 3 wonderful Dies that would be perfect to create some unique windows into the inside of this card.......

I'm channeling rainbows today.  Some bright and vibrant colors from Altenew.  Check the supply list below for more information.  I stamped a combination of images from both sets to create the outside of my card and then die cut the images I had dies for.  On a seperate sheet I die cut the Hand Made label and die cut it to pop up on the front of the card with foam tape.  I used my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to glue the die cut pieces to the inside of the card, through the spaces created by the dies.  I then added the word repeat and several floral images inside to add a li…

Positive Cards For A Great Cause! - Quick and Easy Fundraising Cards

My daughter put on her Second Annual Femfest 2018 in San Marcos, TX this past weekend.  It was an 8-hour show of wonderful local music.  All proceeds went to support our local women’s shelter that does such amazing work.  I am so proud of her and look forward to being involved next year :)
I created these cards for the event using several Hero Arts and Altenew stamps sets that I have listed below and a variety of inks from these wonderful companies as well.
The cards are simple one layered stamped pieces that I was making at the event.  This allowed people to pick the colors they wanted etc.  I had so much fun and highly recommend it if you have the opportunity.  I love seeing the reaction when I am stamping away.
Hopefully I have inspired some future card makers as well.

If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers onInstagram and I will be able to see it :)  
Hope you have a wonderfully crafty week,
Joanne and Penny
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Kissing Stamps Out of this World - For the Guys AECP Level 1

Today I am creating some fun cards for the guys in my life.  With guy cards I try to keep it quick and simple.  No fuss, no muss!  Most that I know won't appreciate the extra effort unfortunately.  That doesn't mean that I can't have fun though.  It is a great time to try some new techniques.  Today I am going to focus on Stamp Kissing.  I created 2 cards to give you some ideas of how to use this technique.  Check out this video to see how to create these cards yourself.
This first card is a true one layered card.  We start with a piece of 4 1/4" x 11" 110lb Neenah Solar White card stock folded to create a top folding card.  Stamp the first balloon in the light color using the MISTI stamping tool.  Next, leaving the stamp on the MISTI, take the patterned stamp, put it on an appropriately sized block and cover it with the darker ink.  Kiss this stamp onto the balloon stamp that is still in position in the MISTI and quickly close the door stamping the patterned im…

Enhancing Patterned Paper w/ Dimension - Let It Shine AECP Level 1

To create today's card I was inspired by the beautiful papers of the Bliss collection by My Mind's Eye.  It has beautifully subtle colors with gold foil accents.  I chose to play with two different papers from the pack.  One was a whimsical pattern with sweet little gold foil dots raining up and down on the page.  The other was a wonderful pink and white striped pattern with a lovely arrangement of flowers in the corner. 

I created a simple A2 sized card base and attached a   4 1/4" x 5 1/2"cut piece of the little gold dots paper.  I cut carefully making sure I was left with a nice frame to sit behind the decorated panel I was going to make.  The striped piece had flowers in opposite corners so I had to strategically cut a 3 3/4" x 5" piece out of one corner where the flowers were in the bottom left.  This meant I would be able to use the other flower arrangement to make a second card.  I stamped and embossed the Celebrate sentiment from the tiny Al…

Layered Stenciling featuring Tiny Bubbles Stencil from Altenew - AECP Level 1

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Today I am playing with the fun Tiny Bubbles stencil from Altenew to create a project inspired by the Celebration: Stencil Techniques class over at the Altenew Academy.

To create the background I took a rainbow of Altenew Crisp Dye Inks and used sponge daubers to color in my 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white panel.  I then cleaned off the stencil and got a clean sponge dauber and my VersaMark ink.  I matched my stencil up with the image I had created and then one color at a time layered VersaMark ink over the sentciled bubbles, then removed the stencil, added embossing powder and heat set, until all of the bubbles were colorful and shiny.

I then trimmed my panel down to 4" x 5 1/4" and centered the oval frame of Altenew's Create A Wreath die set on the panel. I ran this through my Crafter's Companion Gemini Jr. and set aside all 3 pieces it created.  I used the same die to cut out frames in pink, orange, yellow, green and purple and glued them together so I …

Easy Die Cutting featuring Flower Arrangement Stamps and Dies - Altenew Education Certification Program Project

What a fun course this is.  It is filled with great suggestions for using your dies for different purposes.  I love the added value I feel I get when purchasing the dies because I really can do so much with them.  I am a big fan of die cutting.  Unlike when you use an electronic machine, die cuts create a beautiful finished edge that I just love.  This inlaid technique is one of my favorites.  It's always fun to keep people asking the question, "How did she do that?"
The Flower Arrangement stamp set is another wonderful layering flower set that is great for making beautiful backgrounds for cards.  They are easy to layer and stamp and the color combinations are endless.  I chose the Tea Party, Warm & Cozy, Green Fields sets, and some lovely yellows to create this card.  I then cut the Thinking of You Die from the center of the panel, being careful not to lose any of the center pieces and a piece out of the center of the green card-stock I used to layer this card. I …