All posts tagged Shari Carroll

Color Coordinates: Manly!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! It’s Shari here with yet another Color Coordinates. I finally put together a great set of colors perfect for the men in your life. These colors will work from young teen to adult.

I’ve kept my card simple with no frills by using hexagons from the Perfect Shapes Stamp set and my five colors of ink: WillowCaribbean BlueFossilOrange Peel and Sparrow.

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I’ve stamped the 4 different sizes of hexagons in each ink color, cleaning off the largest one to get another colors in. I ended up stamping extra pieces to fill in here and there.

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I also die cut the Painted Thanks twice and glued them together to create a sturdy piece that I could suspend across the color hexagons.

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I have put together a quick video that you can watch below or on our YouTube channel.

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I hope you all have a fantastic crafty weekend!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Color Coordinates: Tropical Splash + New Product!

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Aloha! Welcome back to the blog everyone! I couldn’t help but to put together a tropical Summer Color Coordinates for you! I snuck in a new ink color that will be available in our upcoming STAMPtember® release called Lemon Zing. It’s a true yellow that’s so very bright! You can find it now in our Masterpiece Box.

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The card I’ve created used the Tropical Leaves stamp set and matching dies along with blossoms from the Birthday Flowers stamp set.  I’ve stamped the leaves in Jellybean, Lucky and Scuba inks, then mixed in my flowers stamped in Orange Peel and Lemon Zing.

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I stacked them up with foam dots an added them onto a panel on my card. I also stamped the greeting strip in Scuba ink, then used my White Signo pen to add dimension to the letters. To finish things up, I added small dots of Enamel Accents in Lemon Twist, Lime, Cheese Puff and Glacier White.

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I have put together a video showing how to create this card. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

We have some new product to share!! The Blooming Day, Sketch Ranunculus and Wild Beauty stamp sets, now have matching dies! Any of these stamp and die sets would look fantastic with todays Color Coordinates!

Blooming Day stamps and Blooming Day Dies.

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Sketch Ranunculus stamps and Sketch Ranunculus Dies.

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Wild Beaty Stamps and Wild Beauty Dies.

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Thanks everyone! Have a fantastic weekend!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Color Coordinates: Birthday Boy

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Hi everyone, it’s Shari here with a Color Coordinates for you. I know masculine cards and colors are the most difficult so I’ve put this one together to use as a combination for young boys and toddlers.

I’ve used four main colors for my card and have suggested a fifth color (Sparrow) for a little bit older boy.

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Stripes are perfect to create patterns for gender neutral and masculine cards. I’ve stamped my colors onto die cut balloons using the Misti tool and grid paper to help me keep everything aligned.

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To help suspend my die cut messages, I’ve die cut small stars which I colored with Duckling ink using a sponge dauber. I used small pieces of foam squares to get the height I needed.

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I have created a video that you can watch below or on our YouTube channel.

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Thanks for coming by today, hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Tim Holtz Surf Shack with Shari Carroll

Happy Friday everyone!! It’s Shari here with a fun project. I’ve worked with the Tim Holtz Surf Shack and Village Dwelling dies to create the cutest little beach house!!!! It’s so gnarly!!

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I started out with the Nostalgic Kraft-Core cardstock and cut out several of the elements in different colors. I tried to stick with colors that would look retro.  I also used the Texture Surfaces to cut out the roof pieces. Once I painted them with Brushed Pewter Distress paint it really looks like corrugated steal!

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I used a little bit of Fired Brick and Antique Linen Distress ink to color the life preserver, and some Distress paints to give the house a weathered look.

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I decided it would be cute to put “Hang 10″ on my shack, so I used the Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Thinlits Dies in fun colors and strung the “Hang” up by attaching string to the porch posts. I placed the “10″ to the front of the porch.

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I have a full process video for you that you can see below or on our YouTube channel.

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Thanks for coming by today and have a great weekend! Surf’s up!!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Color Coordinates: Sugar and Spice

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Hello everyone! It’s Shari here with another Color Coordinates recipe for you! This combination reminds me of Sugar and Spice and everything Nice!! It’s so girly!!

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I cleaned my craft room and went through all my dies… where I found one of my favorites that is perfect for showing off my colors. It’s the Tic Tac Toe Hearts die! I happen to think that hearts can be used for any occasion!

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I die cut the hearts using white cardstock, then used a sponge dauber to color each one. Once colored, I used a foam square to mount them onto a white panel. I also used the Painted Thanks as my greeting where I die cut one from paper and one from fun foam then glued them together for a nice thick die cut.

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I’ve created a video to show you how this card came together, you can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

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Thanks for coming by today!!!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening