Out in the Countryside

Hello all!

If you read my introduction post, you know that I am a country girl, so when the Wood Words and Heartland Stamp Sets came out, I was ecstatic!

Here is my card using both of the sets:

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This card was started with an Early Espresso card base. Layered on top of the base is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and on top of Very Vanilla is a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. First, the piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack should be adhered to the Very Vanilla cardstock. Then, make a knot in a piece of Burlap Ribbon and wrap around while adhering it. After the ribbon has been adhered, using SNAIL Adhesive, adhere it all to the card base.

From the Heartland stamp set, I used the barn stamp on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Behind the Very Vanilla cardstock, I layered a piece of Early Espresso and a piece of Cherry Cobbler.

Then, from the Wood Words stamp set, I used the rooster stamp on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out using the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits. For the Cherry Cobbler circle behind it, I used the 1-1/2″ Circle punch.

For the sentiment, I stamped the “Hello Friend” from the Wood Words stamp set on a 1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla and to make the banner end, I used the Banner Triple punch. Behind the Very Vanilla piece, I made a Cherry Cobbler background.

I adhered all the background behind the appropriate pictures using SNAIL Adhesive. Then, I adhered all the pieces to the card base using Dimensionals. That’s it!

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A Little Wild Celebration

Good evening!

This evening’s card uses one of the cutest stamp sets in the annual catalog, it is called “A Little Wild”! The stamp set consists of a lion, bear, elephant, bees, beehive, grass and flower along with a couple sayings: “To: From” (which is for the gift tags that can be made using the matching framelits dies), “Wild About You!”, “Hello There, Honey Bear!” and “A Great Big Welcome for a Sweet Little Someone”.

Here is the card I made using this stamp set:

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This card has been put on an Early Espresso base. On top of the base, I layered with a piece of Whisper White which I dab a little Crushed Curry ink on using an Aqua Painter. On top of the Whisper White, I made a patterned Crushed Curry background banner which I made using the Diagonal Stripe background stamp. I stamped twice, just rotated the stamp 90 degrees between stamping. Both banners were made using the Banner Triple Punch. These banners were then adhered to the Whisper White paper using SNAIL Adhesive.

For the ribbon embellishment, I used Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine and wrapped it around the Whisper White cardstock with the banners adhered and made a bow. Then, I adhered this to the Early Espresso base using SNAIL Adhesive.

For the little lion, I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Pad then coloured the lion in using Crushed Curry Marker, Rose Red and Early Espresso Markers. The lion was then cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and adhered to the card using Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I used the label stamp from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and stamped it in Early Espresso on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I stamped the “celebrate” sentiment inside it using Crushed Curry. This was then punched out using the Classic Label Punch and adhered to the card using Dimensionals.

That’s it! Enjoy make your sweet little lion card!

This card has been entered into the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #300. Please check out all the other participants entries! Here is the sketch for this challenge:


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Welcome to All!

Hello to all!

I am Hiske MacKay and I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! I have been stamping since I was about 10 years old and have loved it since the day I started! I became a hobby demonstrator last year to get a discount on the products I purchased, but I have now decided to start becoming a more serious demonstrator. I am planning on hosting monthly class at my home and hoping to expand to more different types of classes.

Here is a little background about me! My husband and I run a dairy and sheep operation in Southwestern Ontario! We met through showing cows about 3 years ago, and got married last year.

I hope you all enjoy my blog!