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Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a parade of cards that I created using the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle, and from that bundle comes the Christmas Layers Dies which I will be using today to share a card that is an alternative to it’s Christmas theme.  Think Spring!  lol  We haven’t even had our first snow and I’m jumping right into spring!

I’ve turned this cute die cut pattern into a bouquet of flowers…. the centers are the Clear Faceted Gems and not only add dimension to the card, but some fun sparkle.   I’m using Calypso Coral along with the Bird Ballad Designer Series paper as my base and background. Super Simple.

To complete the card, I pulled out the Wonderful Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped my greeting using Calypso Coral onto Whisper White cardstock.  I used the Timeless Label punch to punch out the greeting … then I popped it up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Just because a stamp set is sold during a specific time of the year … doesn’t mean you can’t use it for the rest of the year.  I enjoy thinking outside of the box when using my stamp sets and dies.  We’ve invested in this hobby so if I can help you get more usage out of your supplies, I have done my job.

Thank you for stopping back to check out my alternative card.

Have yourself an awesome day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Itty Bitty Christmas bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

For the past few days I have been sharing cards I created with the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle. 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.

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.

If you didn’t know these 3 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!

Celebrate the Season in White …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrilled to share the last of the Itty Bitty Christmas card samples (well … at least for now) It is very simple to create but oh so beautiful. I began with Whisper White, a half sheet for my base and then a 3-7/8″ x 5-3/8″.  I ran this piece through the my die cut machine using the delicate foliage die.

The die cut piece of foliage will go back into the cut / negative space of our cardstock but popped up slightly to expose the cardstock below it.  This is the lovely Silver Foil sheets cut into a 4″ x 5-1/2″ piece which creates a elegant look to the card.

After I cut out the foliage image, I embossed the negative piece using the Subtle folder … this just gives the card a little texture.  I used the Smoky Slate ink to stamp my image directly onto my embosses sheet … and it worked nicely.  If you are afraid to do this, just stamp the greeting before you emboss it.

At this point is when I began to assemble the card … the only thing I used to help pop up the foliage was the mini glue dots.  After I took pictures for the blog of my cards, I decided to add the dazzling new Ice Stamping Glitter. Because the die is so delicate, it gives the foliage a subtle icy look. It is so pretty … wish the camera could see what our eyes can.

If you decide to make your Christmas cards this year, remember … simple can be stunning!  For those of you who like a little more, go right ahead, there are plenty of ways you could embellish this card.  Your cards should always be a reflection of you even when you case (copy and share everything).

Thank you so very much for hanging out with me today! I’d love to hear what you think the cards from Itty Bitty Christmas that I shared with you.

Enjoy this beautiful day ~

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Christmas Snowflakes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back today with another beautiful card from the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle … this card is done in the gorgeous Seaside Spray from our 2019 – 2021 In Color collection. This soft hue in blue tone is perfect for a snowflake card.  We added some shimmer to the cardstock by spritzing it with a combination of rubbing alcohol and our Shimmer Paint.

The snowflakes were cut from the Christmas Layers dies which are teamed with Itty Bitty Christmas for the bundle.  Purchasing these as a bundle will save you 10% … it’s like FREE Shipping! A good deal, either way.  I used the Sparkle Shimmer Paper for my snowflakes … however, I consider this “glitter” paper. We made the “Shimmer” paper by spritzing on our Shimmer paint mixture.  You can see it much better in this photo ….

Our snowflakes are attached with the Multi-purpose glue … it the tip is too large for you, put some on a piece of scrap paper and use a tooth pick to apply.  This was a tip given to me by one of my club members.   Our greeting, from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and the Seaside Spray mat were both punched using our circle punches.  The greeting and the entire front were popped up with the help of our trusty Stampin’ Dimensionals!!

Our club members adorned their cards with Rhinestones…. they loved it because they could use as many as they wanted on their cards!!  What girl doesn’t like a little bit of bling anyway.  I just love stamping with my club members, many are like part of my family now … we share so much together!

I have one more card for you tomorrow using the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle. I love how totally different the first two have been.  I hope you are enjoying the samples. If you would like to order any of the supplies used to make this card, you can contact me directly or use the images below to start your shopping.

Thank you so very much for stopping by …

Have a wonderful day!

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Curvy Keepsake Cuties …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Thought we’d have a little fun today seeing some fun and creative ways to use your Mini Curvy Keepsake die …

Let’s start are weekend with a little sparkle!!  These cute little treat keepers are so quick -n- easy to make and you can use any of our four glimmer papers, and don’t stop there … you can also use the beautiful foils we have too.

Another quick -n- easy way to create cute holiday treat boxes is using some of the beautiful designs in our Designer Series papers. We have many beautiful holiday papers right now …

This designer paper has retired but I find it’s a great way to use up my papers and put a smile on anyone’s face!  Who wouldn’t love getting such a cute little gift …

 

If you missed my latest creation with the Monster Bash Designer Series paper … These little cuties are to die for (well, not literally) your trick or treaters, co-workers or friends will be thrilled.

 

 

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Last but not least is a real treat keeper designed for the biggest gift giving time … Christmas.  Can I get a little “Ho … Ho… Ho”  Simple to create with just a few punches, my Santa Curvy Keepsake will even fit in the stocking.  Making it with cardstock, makes it a little more durable.

These would be so cute on the fireplace mantle … on a co-workers desk, where ever Santa would leave a little treat.  A nice chocolate truffle fits perfectly in the Mini Curvy Keepsake box!

Have fun creating these quick -n- easy little treat boxes for every occasion … they make perfect little gifts around the table for baby showers, brides maids, Thanksgiving … you get the picture.  I have a list of supplies below that I used to create these cuties.

Thank you for joining me this “rainy” Friday … just glad it’s not snow!

Have a great weekend ~

Here is a supply list for some of the items shown above … 

 

Throwback Thursday … Country Home

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is Thursday … a throwback Thursday but I’d like to think it’s a “thankful” Thursday. I’d like to share some of my favorite cards from the Country Home stamp set. This is a beautiful set for the time of year however I believe that you can find a friend that would fall in love with this at any time of year.

I made this card for a friend who was brought up on a farm so that milk can brings back memories for both of us … for her, her parents house, for me … visiting my grandpa and grandma on their farm.  The stunning Tin Tile Embossing folder in combination with the Country Home stamp set really warms your heart.

This warm little hello is another one of my favorites of the Country Home Stamp set.  I used to work in a Flower Shop so I was immediately smitten with the dried flower arrangement that I could tuck so neatly into this pitcher … kind of reminds me of my grandma, she had one just like it ♥ 

Sometimes it’s just nice to sit back and reflect on days gone by … especially when you can enjoy that moment with a friend or family.  I hope you enjoy your day today.

Thank you for joining me today …

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Here’s A Card Stamp Set …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you ever had a moment when you didn’t know what to say? The “Here’s a Card” Stamp Set can help you say what you want to for any occassion so you can give them a card! We’re positive the lucky recipient of your card will love it.

The samples above show how a casual or avid stamper could coordinate with products from both the annual catalog and the holiday catalog to get cards perfect for any occasion.

In our Congratulations card, we combined this stamp set with the Leaf Punch and the Stitched Nested Dies from the annual catalog with the Feels Like Frost designer series paper from the holiday catalog.

Our Happy Birthday card features the Balloon Bouquet Punch from the annual catalog and the Brightly Gleaming designer series paper from the holiday catalog.

The Hello There card was made with the Stitched Shapes Dies and the Cup of Christmas Stamp Set.
There are so many ways to show someone how much they mean to you, but the Here’s a Card Stamp Set is a great place to start.

These cute card samples and description comes from the Stampin’ Up! home office. I love to coordinate my stamp sets with each other to really get more bang for my buck… many of them are designed to work together.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Hope you enjoyed these cute projects today, I’ll be back tomorrow with something special!

Stay Dry and Have a wonderful day… It’s a wet one out there today. Good day to stamp!