Leave a Little Sparkle … Guest Stamper: Kathy C

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I met with my Star’s team (my downline) and one of the cards that was shared pulled at my heartstrings because my little grandbaby girls are in love with unicorns, so I just had to share this with you too.

Kathy made this super cute yet easy card with the new “Leave a Little Sparkle” stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  This stamp set is most definitely on my Wish List … It’s so cute and unicorns are Hot, Hot, Hot right now!!

The beautiful unicorn was stamped in Melon Mamba, Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay … even the colors make this card magical, and the touch of black just adds an extra “pop” to the card.  A perfect birthday card, yet this would also be great for Invitations or for a graduation using the “Make Your Dreams Come True” greeting.

The ideas are just rolling into my head … how about you?  Are you loving this stamp set?

Thank you for coming by today … enjoy your weekend!

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Finding Inspiration in your cardmaking …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you a lover of peacocks? I love the colors of the peacock … so regal, like gem stones!

I was amazed at all the beautiful cards and more that have been created around the peacock. Today I’d like to share some cards and other things that I have found on Pinterest, or have seen created by others and shared on the incentive trip.  Let’s take a look …

Let’s take a look at some other peacock creations where we can get some inspiration from … I found this invitation on Pinterest, it is simple and very elegant.

Now let’s step outside of the box and find inspiration in cakes! I chose these beautiful creations because of the different colors they used.  This one is done in the traditional colors …

I found this one so pretty done in greens … do you think you could use this color pallet on your next peacock card?

I have one more cake that I would like to share with you. This cake is stunning in white and gold, how beautiful a card would be using the Royal Peacock bundle in these colors.  You could also use lace / doilies to embellish your card.

Can you see a card from these inspiring and beautiful cakes.  I love looking all over to find inspiration … my favorite place? Outside! God has created the most stunning color pallets … beautiful trees against a stunning sunset, fall leaves swirly to the ground, the sparkles that dance across the water when the sun hits it, true beauty.

I hope I inspired you to try something new, or to pull a color pallet from something other than another card.

Thank you so much for sharing your time with me and checking out my blog today.

Have a beautiful day.

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It’s a Party …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A quick post today to share another fun project using the Dino Days bundle.  Since we’re having so much fun with this cute set, why not throw a party! You can create this simple banner for your celebration …

The Dino Days bundle is perfect for birthday celebrations and we have a cute coordinating card as well.  And as you saw yesterday, with my It’s a Boy … It’s a Girl cards, you could easily surprise everyone with a dinomite gender reveal party!!

I hope you enjoyed the cute projects and were inspired … if so, let me know. I would love to hear if you have another great idea on how to use this fun bundle.

Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to visit… Have a great day!

I’ll be back tomorrow with something a little different.

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Two 4 Tuesday: It’s a Boy! … It’s a Girl!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you someone who likes fun, unique cards? Well … today I have two whimsical cards to share with you. Dinosaurs are making a come back, and they are cuter than ever. I’m thrilled to share with you two sweet little cards I created to welcome a new baby.  With the rise in popularity in dinosaurs again, these cute little creatures arrived just in time.

On my take on the “It’s A Boy” card, I incorporated almost all of the products included in the Dinoraur product suite; stamps, dies, designer paper and embellishments.  This little guy is ready to great the world.  The designer paper on both cards are the background, and on this card I teamed it up with Pretty Peacock cardstock & ink.

My “It’s a Girl” card is created using the help from the “Little Twinkle” stamp set.  I embossed the greeting in Flirty Flamingo and dipped it into Clear Embossing powder and heated it up to a shiny creation!  After stamping the broken egg … I added some of the bling from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones. We girls like our bling …

Quick, cute and creative really describes these non-traditional baby cards. They are too cute not to fall in love with … just like the new little ones that come into our life.

Hope you enjoyed todays Two 4 Tuesday post and my twist on It’s a Boy … It’s a Girl cards.

Thanks much for stopping by.  Enjoy the day.

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The World Needs More of You ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I spent most of mine working (no … not stamping) but I did get to spend some much needed time going through my stamp sets. Woooo … I found at least 20 stamp sets that are now retired but I NEVER used! How sad is that!! I could be your benefit though … I’ll let you know soon what I will be doing with those stamp sets.

Today I have a wonderful card I’d like to share using the Free As A Bird Bundle … I’m showcasing the stamp set, dies and designer paper on this card. I chose my designer paper pattern with the birds and hand cut them out, then the flip side of that design is the one that I also used as my background.

I used Early Espresso as my card base and a Whisper White mat behind the pink polka dot designer paper… don’t you love the way espresso and pink go together?  Next, I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and cut out the center… I stamped my greeting in Early Espresso onto Whisper White and popped up the entire front which created depth and dimension on the card.

The addition of the birds that I had cut out earlier framed the greeting and highlighted the stitching of the Nested Label die cut.

Who do you know that would like / love this card… it’s fairly easy to create, so don’t disappoint them, get your goodies to create this card today,

Thank you for stopping by today ~

Happy Monday!!

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Simply Sunday … Using Card Kits for Quick-n-Easy Cardmaking

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you always struggling to come up with card designs? Let me help you by introducing “kits” that work well together.  Today I am taking the base from one of the cards included in the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit and pairing it up with some of the amazing contents in the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Kit.  Creating with any of our card kits makes designing cards so easy.

Most of you know that I am a Lighthouse fanatic!!  They are so majestic and full of history … the are the guardians of the seas. OK … a little more about the card now!!  The base is from the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin, then I pulled the rest of the images from the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack.

The card pack includes 50 total double-sided cards (2 each of 25 designs), 4 sticker sheets, all Acid free, lignin free and work perfect for scrapbooking or cardmaking.  The background and base are both cards from the pack and then I started adding the stickers. Let me mention that the stickers are not flimsy stickers but sturdy die cuts with adhesive… the stand up well to your cards and scrapbooks.

The rope border, both greetings / verbiage and anchor are all stickers from the card pack.  The adhesive allows you to move it around a bit while you are creating, as long as you are not pushing it down too hard. We all need quick -n- easy cards, and these kits solve the problem!!

Did I forget to mention that the Paper Pumpkin kit has coordinating envelopes as well?  Once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber … you can purchase any past kits that are available. Plus … Pinterest is FULL of alternate designs!!

 

I really love the way this turned out. Did  you know that when you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can purchase past kits as well? So it’s never too late to start …  Click here to get your subscription started by August 10th for the August kit.

If you have earned Bonus Days Coupons last month … you can reap the rewards now!  Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1–31. Your Coupon Codes were emailed to YOU … If you have questions, please contact me 🙂

There is still time to get in on the EXTRA, EXTRA! Promotion …

From July 1 until August 31, receive an additional $30 in product for free in your Starter Kit. So instead of $26 for free, you can get $56 in free product (and of course free shipping as always). That’s right! Choose $155 worth of product for $99 + tax!! And if that wasn’t awesome enough, a $10 coupon code will be gifted to you the following month to use towards an order by October 31st.

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Let me know if you have any questions about the Paper Pumpkin or our Memories & More Card kits. They really do make creating easy.

Thank you for spending a part of your Sunday with me.

Have an great day!

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Bird Ballad Laser Cut Card

Hello Stampin’  Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that comes from the Bird Ballad Suite of products.  I will be using the pretty Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards & Tin.  This would make a perfect gift for a stamping friend … or you could make up the cards and gift it complete to someone who doesn’t stamp. Or … Gift it to yourself, how fun would that be.

The Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin includes 18 lacy laser-cut cards with envelopes (Very Vanilla) and the lovely storage tin….

The card itself is simple to create since the base is already … just add a touch of color with the Petal Pink cardstock. To adhere I added a small amount of adhesive around the edges so it holds onto the laser cut card front.

My next step was to cut out one of the pretty birds from the Bird Ballad designer series paper… and popped it up with the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stole my greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and stamp the Hello in Mossy Meadow onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.

I traced the scallop on the envelope onto the designer paper and cut it out to add a pop of color onto the envelope. So there may be a little cutting involved but I see it as relaxing.

Pretty simple right? And totally gorgeous. You could use any suite in the catalog to compliment the Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards, and if you want, gift it in the beautiful tin it comes in.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

Hope you have a beautiful day.

 

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Which is your favorite bundle?

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Let’s have a little fun today! I’m showcasing bundles from the new Annual Catalog and I would like to know which one is “YOUR” favorite … These are all bundles the I have posted my creations since the release of the catalog. If I haven’t featured your favorite, please let me know.  You can put your answers in the “Reply” box below.  Thank you!!

 

Lets begin …

Sailing Home Bundle 151066

The Sailing Home Bundle includes the Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set and the Smooth Sailing Dies. Whether you’re sailing home or going off to new adventures, the images and sentiments in the Sailing Home Stamp Set will inspire you on your journey.

Royal Peacock Bundle 151100

The Royal Peacock Bundle includes the Royal Peacock Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Detailed Peacock Dies. Wow! Just look at the peacock in the Royal Peacock Stamp Set—isn’t it divine? Imagine all the fun projects you’ll be able to create with it!

 

Good Morning Magnolia Bundle 151087

The Good Morning Magnolia Bundle includes the Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set and the Magnolia Memory Dies. The Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set features a gorgeous magnolia for your wow projects!

 

Dino Days Bundle 151139

The Dino Days Bundle includes the Dino Days Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Dino Dies. The Dino Days Stamp Set is sure to be a favorite for kids (and the young at heart).

Free As A Bird Bundle 151123

The Free As a Bird Bundle includes the Free As a Bird Cling Stamp Set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. Ooooh, the birds in the Free As A Bird Stamp Set are so cuuuute! Send them to all your friends because they deserve it.

These are only 5 of the 29 amazing bundles in the new Annual Catalog!  Please let me know what your favorite is, even if I have not showcased it today. There are many more in the catalog that I have to get my hands on yet!

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog post today, and to vote!  I will be back tomorrow to share another special project created with the FREE AS A BIRD product suite.

Have a wonderful day! … Don’t forget to vote below!

Today’s Stamping Inspirations ….

The “Suite” Bundles gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase. It includes the stamp set and tool (punch or dies) bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items shown.