Open Me Already, Clean & Simple

Open Me Already, Balloon Adventures & Pop-Up Thinlits, Stampin' Up

If you’ve been following my blog lately, you already know that I am smitten with this Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit!  Since I discovered it late in the catalog cycle, I’m making up for lost time and using it a lot.  I just can’t get enough of it!

See the present on the front of the card?  It’s made with one of the little dies in the set.  It just cuts the bow and leaves the rest of the panel below it intact. So if you lay the die at the top of a 2″ wide strip, you get a gift that can be any length you desire.  Layer some designer paper on it and it looks like a present that anyone would love to tear into!

I kept this card pretty simple since it’s one of the projects we’ll be making in my Clean & Simple class.   The balloons are stamped directly on the white pop-up panel in Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point.

This fun bundle is only available while supplies last, up until May 31, 2017.  After that it’s gone for good…sniff, sniff…

Because the dies are 50% off (only $16.50) it’s cheaper to order them separately from the stamp set, NOT as a bundle.  Click on the product pictures below if you want to head over to my store and purchase them.  Don’t forget the Confetti Textured Embossing Folder which I used on the front of the card.  It’s also discounted to a cool $3.75, while supplies last.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Card Base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (Crushed Curry)
Pop-Up piece: 5 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ (Whisper White)
Front Panel: 5 1/4″ x 4 ” (Whisper White)
Gift Piece: 3 1/2″ x 2″ (Tangerine Tango) and then die-cut
Patterned piece: 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (Party Animal DSP)
Banner: 1″ x 3 3/4″ (Emerald Envy) & punched with Banner Triple punch

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Hello Dear Friend

Today I am sharing a card that I made with two different challenges in mind.  The first challenge is for Global Design Project, challenge #GDP075…which requires a winged creature(s) on the card.

The second challenge came from The Paper Players, Clean & Simple Challenge #332, having the sentiment as the focal point of the card.

To combine this card into two challenges, I started with some 1/2″ strips of Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy and Delightful Dijon card stock, gluing them diagonally across a 2″x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla.

Next, I used a die from the Timeless Tags Thinlits and cut out the tiny little butterflies which are glued to the striped background.  “Hello” was cut using the Hello You Thinlits and Gold Glimmer Paper.  The stamped sentiment is from Birthday Blooms stamp set.

The butterflies are small enough so as not to steal the show, leaving the sentiment “hello, dear friend” as the focal point of my card.  I hope you like it!

Timeless Tags for #GDP075 and #PP332, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Products used are shown below and can be ordered from my store by clicking on any thumbnail pictures below.  If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would love it if you’d pick me!


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Clean & Simple Ahoy There, PCC206

Seaside Shore for PCCC206 by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

One of my favorite places to be is on the beach and I am fortunate to live within an hour or so from the Pacific Ocean.  When we go camping, it is usually in that direction, and I can’t get enough of it.   I love the sound of the waves crashing, the smell of the salt air and the feel of the sand between my toes.  Being there just does something to my very soul.  It is a feeling that I cannot explain.  It restores, refreshes and revives my energy and creativity in a way that nothing else can!  Here is the view we had from our campsite…and I am longing to go back.

Our view of the Pacific from campsite

And now for the details

I created this card for my August “Clean & Simple” card classes as well as the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #206 which only required the use of patterned paper.  This card fits the bill with 3 strips of designer paper from “By the Shore”, a beautiful Stampin’ Up! product.  Each strip measures 1.25″ x 5.25″ and is spaced evenly across a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card made from Dapper Denim card stock.  I used 3 different sizes of circle punches (shown below) embossed with Seaside Textured Embossing Folder.  The 2 fish, seashell, banner and seaweed are all cut by hand with scissors.  I used the Confetti Heart Punch and some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for the fish bubbles.

PCCC206

I think all of the ladies in class liked it and I hope you do to!  Thanks for visiting!

Seaside Shore for PCCC206 by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

and the inside…

Ahoy There by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

 


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Peaceful Pines, Stampin' Up! Holiday 2015 Catalog, by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Peaceful Pines from Scraps

As I was cleaning up my crafting space and sorting scraps from trash, I picked up these two pieces of Lost Lagoon & Mint Macaron and started playing with my Peaceful Pines stamp set.  I tend to get side-tracked easily, therefore my cleaning session came to a halt and this card was the result.  It’s not high on my list of favorites, but I do think that for a couple of scraps, it turned out pretty okay!

The tools I used are listed below, with the exception of “Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set” which was used for the background snowflakes and is now a retired set.

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Welcome to my new blog

Hello and welcome to Regal Stamping where I will share my stamping projects!  This is a work in progress for me, so bear with me as I learn the ropes of blogging and sharing with the world.