Sweet, Sweet, Baby!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Valentine’s Day!! ❤

Have you noticed there are certain things you can count on always needing cards for: birthdays, thank you, and babies. Today I have the cutest cards created by our Stampin’ Up! offices. The first is Perfectly Paired from the Occasions Catalog … This caught my eye right away because of I a collection of all things Noah’s Ark.  This would make a perfect picture hanging in a child’s room!!

Also perfect for those of you who love to color … break out the Stampin’ Blends because this stamp set is perfect for them.  If you don’t have your blends yet, the watercolor pencils would be quick -n- easy and give you a totally different look.

The cute little gift bag is made with the Little Twinkle stamp set from the big Annual Catalog and coordinates with the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series paper!  This is a very versatile stamp set and I have it in my collection … along with the designer paper (I use it for many occasions!).   It also coordinates with the Twinkle Builder punch, Twinkle, Twinkle Cardstock pack and Twinkle Adhesive backed sequins!!

Here are a few more projects the “just twinkle” …

The cute little “Written in the Stars” gift card in the upper left hand corner and the “Love you More than the Star’s” in the lower right hand corner would be perfect for Valentines Day or a birthday.  I think birthdays are the perfect time to say “I Love You” …. heck, that’s everyday!

I wish you a warm and wonderful day today!

Be Happy ~

 

Guess Who’s Turning Six with a FREE Gift for YOU!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s post is going to introduce you to a upcoming card kit designed with “Birthdays” in mind … and a bonus FREE Stamp set included. What!??

It’s our birthday, and Paper Pumpkin is celebrating with an adorable kit filled with eight festive birthday cards that are sure to “pop!” You’ll love the cool party packaging. And for extra birthday fun, we’re sending our subscribers TWO stamp sets instead of one.

Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!  Here’s a little hint …

  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

You’ll love the cool party packaging. And don’t forget, we’re sending our subscribers TWO stamp sets instead of one.  Not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  Take it out for a test drive and discover the fun of a monthly stamping kits that includes everything you need to create adorable projects.

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You can also purchase directly from me … Remember that the 3 month, 6 month, and yearly subscriptions qualify for Sale-a-bration FREE items!!

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I will be back tomorrow with a “sweet” card!!

Have a good day ~

Sprinkled with Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

You’ve seen some cute samples from our Sale-a-bration catalog … Well, I’ve got more for you today!!

I don’t know about you but the Hello Cupcake is a fun and easy way to say Happy Birthday, and with the release of the coordinating Thinlits dies in March, it just adds the cherry on top!!

The banner on the top card gives some great dimension while the sequins adds some texture and a touch of bling.

Those dies are going to come in handy if you want to recreate our center card and celebrate the day.  I love the technique of creating your background by stamping the greeting and then using the Vellum Cardstock to highlight your cupcakes.

Our last of the cupcakes also uses the Vellum Cardstock but showcases the “Sweet Wishes” by stamping right on it while still allowing your cupcake to peek through.  And the candle embellishments really add a nice touch to this gift card.

The next card is teasing you with the new “All Adorned” stamp set which is part of the Second Release to our Sale-a-bration catalog.  This is perfect timing for my “Sweetheart of a Deal” because using the Stamperatus with this set will give you perfect placement of your corner images.

 

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Here is my Sweetheart of a Deal … remember the second release items become active on the 15th of February.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Let me know if you have any questions with it’s contents.

Have a fabulous Friday ~

Sweet Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry I missed  you yesterday but I’m back today with twice the fun! I’ve got two cards for you today that feature the adorable “Hello Cupcake” stamp set from our Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Lets start with our first card, this card was created with our beginner stampers in mind … Stamps, Paper and Ink! My color pallet is Flirty Flamingo and Crumb cake. The stamps are photopolymer so the images are easy for anyone to align.

The cute little greeting comes with the stamp set along with two other greeting, the sprinkles (which I stamped around the edges to look like confetti) and 3 more stamps. Just think of all the cute cards you will be able to make with this set, and it’s FREE with a $50 purchase.

My second card is definitely a step up, although I did use exactly the same stamps and color scheme.  My cupcake got a touch of added ink by coloring it with a blender pen and a touch of our favorite “Wink of Stella”.  I also fussy cut the cupcake out so I could pop it up and make it the focal point of my card.

I used the same Flirty Flamingo cardstock but instead of using to mat the white, I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelit dies to cut out an opening which highlights my greeting.  I also added a bright pop of color with the Gingham Gala Designer paper … the coordinating ribbon can be found in the Sale-A-Bration catalog as well.

I could not resist adding the sweet little “Frosted Flower” Embellishments to my card, and if they weren’t cute enough … I added a touch of Wink of Stella and a Rhinestone to the center for a bit of bling! This is a perfect card for your little sweetie!!

Thank you for stopping back today and enjoying a “cupcake” or two!!

Have a sweet day ~

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Don’t throw those scraps away …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What do you do with those strips of designer paper after making a card … toss them?  Oh no!!  Today I have the perfect card that you can create with those left over scraps from your other card or scrapbook projects.

The strips of designer paper comes from the Brights and 2018-2020 In-Color Collections … aren’t they pretty!! The greeting comes from the Calligraphy Essentials stamp set found on page 11 of the Annual Catalog!

To create the multi-colored greeting the following markers where used directly onto the stamp: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Highland Heather.

The Delightfully Detailed Designer Specialty paper was tucked behind the greeting to add some beautiful texture to the card.

So … before you throw those scraps away, think of how you can utilize them on your next card.

Thanks much for stopping by, enjoy your day ~

 

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Happy 4th of July Cards & Projects

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

My apologies for the late post but as many of you know … sometimes the cards in our head, don’t always work out on paper!! This was my dilemma on this holiday day … Happy 4th of July to you!! So I’ve decided to share some 4th of July celebration cards I have created in the past …

Four years ago I held a Stampin’ Party and we did some fun projects with the Paper Pumpkin that month … here is what we made: Pinwheels to be used in several different ways!

a treat bag …

and a fun banner …

I used the left over straws in my banner creation and in the card below. I tucked a piece of Bakers twine into the straw to create a fire cracker!!  How clever an I … LOL

Since we’re looking at Paper Pumpkin projects, check out these cute summertime favorites ….

A couple more Red, White and Blue celebration cards …

And I’ll close with two Red, White and Blue cuties of my own … Lilly and Lori my granddaughters!

   

Thank you for checking out my blog on this 4th of July Holiday … I hope you are enjoying your day.

I’ll be back tomorrow with cards highlighting our Designer Paper!!

 

 

Simply Sunday: Happy Birthday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are staying cool … even my stamp room got a little warm & muggy! Usually I don’t need an air conditioner, so I gave it to my daughter (they need it more).

OK … Let’s talk stamping! Today I have a cute birthday card that I created for my granddaughter who is turning 14! I also incorporated “designer paper” because it’s on sale this month; Buy 3 get 1 Free!

Today’s fun and simple layout was inspired by a card on Pinterest (they did not have their name on the card) I would love to give them credit!

I used the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series paper (because she’s our track star!) and the Number dies … however, they are no longer in the catalog but you could use the same technique with their name because the Large Letter framelit dies are still available to purchase!

I love how the designer paper “peeks” through to highlight the designer paper.  The greeting comes from the “Happy Birthday Gorgeous” stamp set.

I’m keeping my post short and sweet today so you can get back to your holiday celebrations. We’ve got storms coming so I’m staying in and stamping!

Take good care & thanks for stopping in today.

 

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