Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Colleen Johnson in Australia. I am showcasing the cards I have given and received as part of the Random Act of Kindness Group on Facebook.
Each month, we each select a few people from the Group to send a RAK card to, to brighten their day. Please feel free to join the Group if you would like to participate in the RAK cards movement (blogging is not mandatory).#imbringingRAKcardsback#makeacardsendacard
Here are the lovely cards I received during the Month of June
To make the little crate I stamped a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Hardwood Stamp and the Basic Black Archival ink pad, then die cut the stamped piece using the Wood Crate Framelits. I stamped both sides of the Crumb Cake cardstock so the hardwood pattern is on the inside of the crate as well as the outside.
Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Colleen Johnson in Australia. I am showcasing the cards I have given and received as part of the Random Act of Kindness Card Group on Facebook.
These are the card I have made
These are the cards I have received
I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Colleen Johnson. Please see the list below & hop around all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any
I used a little bit of a sparkle on the ice cream not to sure if you can see it. the Ice cream cones are mounted on to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Dollies. The dollies will retire at the end of May and are on special until the end of May or until they are sold out and are on special at $7.35 so check them out on the above link.
The Frozen Treats Thinlits and the Cool Treats Stamp Set are available as a bundled at a 10% discount for a limited time only. Get them before 31st May to get the bundled discount. Click on the link to receive the discount Cool Treat Bundle
I have decided to entered a card into this weeks Global Design Project. I made the card using the So Detailed Thinlits Dies, which sadly will be retiring at the end of May
The Base card and the circle is the Flirty Flamingo cardstock, I used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to cut out the So Detailed die image. For the flowers I used the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies and Whisper White Card Stock and Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper for the center of the flowers which has been sponged using the Flirty Flamingo ink pad.
It has been a while since I have entered into the Global Design Project. and it is about time I entered a card. I made the card using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Thinlits Dies.I just love this Bundle.
I have been making wedding cards for Friends in the last couple of day, so I decided this weeks Global Design Project Challenge will be a wedding card. and would you believe I am using White & Gold again.
Base and layer is Whisper White Cardstock, then I gold embossed the background using the leaves from the Sheltering Tree stamp set twice on to the Whisper White cardstock layer. then I sponged around the edges with Encore gold ink. then attach a piece of Organza Ribbon to centre of the stamp piece, then attached it to the base card.
I stamped the Mr & Mrs Greeting from the For the New Two Stamp set ( sad to see this stamp set go) then gold embossed greeting. then I used the second smallest die from the Framelits – Deco Labels (This set will also be retiring) then I attached the piece to the centre of the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensional. I decided to add some flowers using the Petite Petals stamp set which I gold embossed then punched out using the Petite Petals punch I attached the flowers to the top and bottom of the greeting, then I attach Pearl Basic Jewels to the centre of each flower.
This is my card for this weeks Global Design Project #29 Colour Challenge. I had this design in my head for few weeks for my next card class, but using different colours. So I decided to use the colours from the Colour Challenge. Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso.
Stamped the World Map stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock using the Early Espresso ink, then die cut it with the Sunburst Thinlits, then die cut a piece of Tangelo Twist cardstock using the Sunburst Thinlits,layed the stamped die cut piece onto the the Tangelo Twist die cut piece off-centring the stamp piece so that part of the Tangelo Twist piece is visible.adhere it to a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock then trimmed to measure 10.5cm x 13.5cm then attached to the Early Espresso card base.
Stamp the Ship image form the Open Sea stamp set using Early Espresso ink, then die cut the image using the 5th smallest die from the Framelits -Circles Collection. then sponged the image very lightly with Bermuda Bay ink The adhere to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock that had been punched out using the 2½” punch, adhere to front of card using 3D Dimensionals.
Stamp the Congrats stamp from the Party Pants stamp set using the Early Espresso ink on to a piece of Very Vinilla cardstock( this was a Sale-A-Bration product) but any greeting stamp can be used) Punch out the greeting using the Word Window punch or any punch or Thinlit Dies. Attach to the bottom of card.
The theme for this week Global Design Project Challenge is a Thank You Card A thank you card is a wonderful way of saying thank you to someone who has done something special for you, or just a lovely way of saying thank you to a special person for just being your friend, as we all need Friends to be part of our lives.
The Main colours for this card are Pumpkin Pie cardstock as the base card and Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the top layer which I embossed with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder. I then used the Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the heart from the wonderful Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies form the Occasions Catalogue. I love how the two colours work well together.
For the flowers I used Whisper White cardstock and Blackberry Bliss ink (stamped of first onto a bit of scrap paper for a lighter colour before stamping onto the Whisper White Cardstock) The repeated the process for the Thank You greeting from the One Big Meaning stamp set. the white cardstock just adds another element to the card.
I used the Cherry on Top DSP, which worked well with the Watermelon Wonder cardstock. I used the clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush on the Paper Doily. I put two small Rhinestones in the centre of the flowers, not very clear in the photo.
I have made this card using the Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder from the 2015-1207 In Colour range, they go so well together. I stamped the flower from the Crazy About You stamp set using Mint Macaron ink. then used the Flower Medallion Punch. I am going to sumit this card to this week Global Design Project #24 CASEing challenge. This is my first time I have submitted a project.
Here are two cards featuring the Bloomin’Heart Thinlits Die from the Occasions Catalogue. this is a very popular items in the catalogue.and if you add the bloomin’Love Stamp set you can buy both as a bundle and save %15on the price.
Have a look at the video from Stampin’ Up! featuring the Bloomin’Heart Bundle
This Sympathy card can also be a Birthday or Mother’s Day card by just changing the Black Cardstock and ribbon to another colour. Stampin Up sells cardstock that coordinates with their classic ink pads.