FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Many Hearts …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Every now and then I like to go back at look at things we have done in the past … a flashback.  Today I’m sharing samples from our “Meant to Be” stamp set in preparation for Valentines Day. However, don’t let hearts just be for one day of the year … we should share our hearts and kindness everyday. We need a kinder world.

Today I am going to review the many cards, and you’ll be “amazed” at all of the different styles of cards and projects you can create with the “Meant to Be” stamp set and “Stitched Be Mine” dies.  If you did not get this bundle last spring when it was available, you can still purchase the two separately and you qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!!

I start with the very basic of cards … Stamp, Paper and Ink!  Super simple, great for our new stampers.

Simply stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White cardstock.  My next card is also simple but very pretty …

This cards adds a little more dimension when we simply add layers.  Our greeting is backed with the Lovely Lipstick Foil paper which is found in the Sale-a-Bration catalog and can be yours with this bundle or a $50 purchase.

The next card introduces the BigShot and the coordinating “Stitched Be Mine” dies …

This card is also very easy to make … remember this designer paper is no longer available but the “From the Heart” Specialty Designer paper is a winner this year!

The cute little white hearts are cut from the dies included in the bundle.  Many of the dies in this set include the stitched look and the scallops edges.

The next card uses the same little white hearts … and they are stamped in Flirty Flamingo…

The cute scalloped edge on the bottom is yet another die from the coordinating die set in this bundle.  I did introduce the new Stitched Rectangle dies … these are located in our Annual Catalog.  You could easily change the greeting on this card to Welcome a Baby, a Sweet Sixteen or a birthday card … possibilities are endless.

If you’re looking for treat boxes for your children’s upcoming Valentines party or a cute little gift for a neighbor or co-worker, here are some great ideas …

My next card features more of the dies, the one I’m using here actually cuts 2 hearts with one roll of your die cutting machine …

This card was done with the Grapefruit Grove foil paper is highlighted and actually comes in the same package as the Lovely Lipstick … that were Sale-a-bration items “LAST YEAR” so it you stashed it … pull it out now and start creating!!

This card uses the largest of the heart dies and the beautiful little flower die that is also included in the die set.

So many different styles … and from simple beginnings for our newest stampers to lots of beautiful layers and the BigShot.  Don’t forget all the amazing projects and treat boxes you can also make.

I thank you for joining me today … A happy Friday to you!!

Enjoy your weekend ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

And this beautiful box die … Is on the Clearance Rack!!

 

Introducing the NEW Little Ladybug Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share some cute cards and a quick video on our NEW Little Ladybug Stamp Set.  Grab a cup of coffee and join me for some fun stamping tips! Why the rush on the Little Ladybug … because next month Stampin’ Up! is offering “Coordination Products” so there will be dies to coordinate with our ladybug, more on that down further on this post. Ready …

Host a stamp party and you can earn this stamp set for free with a qualifying amount during Sale-A-Bration from Stampin’ Up!. These cute little ladybugs can work with so many of your projects. Your friends will love using this set to make their own cards so you can have a little ladybug part!

You can host in your home … or you can invite your friends to my stampin’ studio … or you can have a book party! Let’s set a date, it’s a great time to get your favorite NEW items from the Spring Mini Catalog all while earning FREE Sale-a-bration items (you and your friends) and as hostess you can get the ladybugs!

Check out these adorable cards …

Don’t you just love the “Shaker Card” on the far right … Looks like we’ll need the dies for that card.  Here is a closer look …

Oh my Gosh … they have the little ladybugs inside the shaker … I love it!  Here is more information about the Product Coordination…

Please let me know if you have any questions or when you would like to host a stamp party. I’ll get you the supplies you need to have a great party … even book parties!!

There is so much fun going on right now in stamping … I’d love you to join me. I’d be honored to be your demonstrator, if you do not have one. And if you need those catalogs … let me know!

Thank  you for joining me today, I hope yours is a good one!

Simply Sunday: Peaceful Poppies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and you have set aside some “peaceful” time for yourself. Yesterday I shared a card using the Peaceful Poppies bundle.  Today, I will be sharing a few cards that will show how easy it is to create with our Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper.

First, let me share a quick video revealing all the beautiful paper designs …

Stunning, don’t you agree!?  The patterns are so pretty it was hard to pick just 2 for today’s cards. Let me start with the most obvious … the tall water colored poppies.  This one seems to be everyone’s favorite and it’s easy to see why …..

The color combination that I used is one of my favorite; Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss.  These two colors compliment each other so well and they really make the designer paper shine in all it’s glory. A simple  greeting is all you need, and I used the Peaceful Moments Stamp set from the Peaceful Poppies suite and punched with the Timeless Label Punch.

The next pattern is one of my favorites … the field of poppies. Poppies were always a favorite flower of mine, even as a child … my mom had them in the garden, the color is so bold and beautiful.

The poppy also commemorates the sacrifice of so many men and women who have given their lives fighting for their country.  Fitting that I used “sympathy” on this card, but it would be just as pretty as a birthday card.

The Pretty Label punch was used to punch out the sentiment, then I popped on a couple Peaceful Poppies Sequins to anchor the greeting.

Simple, simple cards … all you need is some beautiful designer paper and a couple of punches, that’s all it takes to create these pretty cards.

 

Thank you so very much for taking time out of your Sunday to join me and explore the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper.

I hope you continue to have an amazing day …  I will see you tomorrow with a card created using the Peaceful Poppies product suite.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

Guest Stamper: Debi K. Sneak Peek!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

And a Happy New Year to you and your family!! I hope your 2020 is amazing beyond expectations… healthy and happy.

Today I have a cute card to share that was made by one of my Star’s team members, Debi Krebsbach for our Star’s Christmas Party swap.  I was so excited to see all the swaps, and I will share those with you as well … this one however, I do not have the stamp set (yet) and I love it!!  It’s the new “Music From the Heart” stamp set found on page 57 of your 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog.

Debi spritzed her background with alcohol and a few drops of Balmy Blue ink refill in the Stampin’ Spritzer.  Once she stamped her staff on her spritzed cardstock … she “tore” the cardstock to the desired shape. I love it … tearing is an old technique you don’t always see anymore, because we are pretty much caught up in all the fun “die cutting”.

She then stamped her “Clef Note” … whew, I remember that from grade school!! And fussy cut it out.

Love this stamp set and I thank Debi for sharing it with all of us.

Thank you for joining me this New Years Day!

See you tomorrow ~

Simply Sunday: Lots of Cheer / Guest Stamper: Jenny F.

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I will be sharing with you three projects created with the Lots of Cheer stamp set, one of which includes a Christmas card I received from my friend and fellow demonstrator Jenny F.

You can spread lots of cheer using classic images with a twist from the Lots of Cheer Stamp Set!  You’ll find this cute stamp set in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog …

Let’s start with Jenny’s card …

She used the cute snowman image and created the amazing background with the Pigment Sprinkles.  The Pigment Sprinkles are watercolor pigment crystals in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. Mix them with water to make watercolor backgrounds and washes, and use them for other watercoloring techniques.

It’s always nice to see what else you can make with a stamp set you purchase, so my second project is a cute little gift box. I personally like this wreath … reminds me of those green and red ones you can find in the stores now days …

The last project I’m sharing is another card using the snowman. The simplicity of the card really highlights the snowman… and the blue just reminds you of the tones of winter.

Hope you enjoyed today’s fun and versatile stamp set … Lots of Cheer.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Sunday with me, I hope you have a beautiful day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.

 

The Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am sharing cards I created with the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle and a couple from Stampin’ Up! It is amazing how different each card turned out … I wanted to show the different elements of the stamp set and dies to demonstrate how versatile this bundle is.

The first card is bursting with holiday flair and is decked out in gold.  The floral pattern really highlights the greeting and ties in the gold throughout the card so nicely. The Shades Spruce and Cherry Cobbler look so regal together and are compliments of the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer paper.

Here is another sample that highlights the floral dies cuts … I love these, they actually look more like a metal embellishment than a die cut piece of cardstock!! They also used the die cut image to create a fun background on this card.

My second card is so different from the first in that we have created our own “Shimmer” paper by spritzing the beautiful Seaside Spray from our 2019 – 2021 In Color collection.  For a little more sparkle, the snowflakes are cut from the Sparkle Shimmer Paper! But wait … there is one more layer of sparkle when I added the Rhinestones to the snowflakes.

My last card of the three is just simply elegant and done with White and Silver … and yes, graced with a touch of glitter. Instead of die cutting the image and adhering it to the base as I did in the first card, I actually cut it out of the front and used it to impose a second layer to the card… stunning.

I have another samples the highlights the foliage die …

If you didn’t know these cards were from the same stamp set/dies … you might not know that they were!  Stop back tomorrow and I will show you how these holiday cards will be turned into everyday cards!!

Thanks for checking in with me today … meet you back here tomorrow.

Have some fun today!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

 

Everything Festive …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you a novice crafters … or do you just love making simple yet fabulous cards? Not all cards need to have 5 layers of cardstock and embellishments, sometimes we just like quick -n- cute.  Today we’re going to start with the Everything Festive stamp set …

The Everything Festive Stamp Set will make sure you’re not at a loss for words. Celebrate Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day all with one stamp set! Let’s start with the PS I Love You Card … it’s created with the Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White Cardstocks and the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes … they are the beginning to quick-n-easy cards.

First, we’ll sponge some color on the note card, then add few strips of the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper; notice the basic layout of these cards are the same … just change up your colors!

When you have the Everyday Season punch pack you can add sweet little punched images quickly … on our PS I Love You card it’s the simple hearts in Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo. We used the leaves on the From our Home to Yours punched from the Brights Designer Series Paper.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and/or friends.

Thank you for dropping by today, I’ll see you tomorrow.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥