Simply Sunday: Retiring Hero’s

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s that time of year… the Retirement List is out! It’s so sad to see some of our favorites leave, but you know there are some great new stamp sets coming!

One of my favorite stamp sets retiring it the Ronald McDonald House stamp set … “My Hero”. This stamp set touches my heart, because for every stamp set I sell … Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald houses that host families so they can be near their children in the hospital with life threatening illnesses. I can’t image having to go through that, I’ve been very blessed to have healthy kids and grandkid … that’s why it touches me so.

This stamp set is so versatile it should be in everyone’s stamp collection!!  I have 7 card samples for you from this one stamp set! Let’s begin with a card that wishes you well (and the little umbrella ties in with April Showers).

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The umbrella in the “My Hero” stamp set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits on page 193 of our annual catalog.

Our next card is easy to make and I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to make my eggs and the Layering Square Framelits for my greeting.  Once you have these framelits … you’ll wonder how you ever made cards without them!

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This is the card that bears the name of our stamp set “My Hero”. Here I pulled out all the punches to create this card. The greeting stamp coordinates with the Best Badge punch and the Banner Triple punch was used for the banners … let’s not forget our stars!

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Now here’s a fun one … I this card I used the pumpkin face to adorn the lines cut from the “Swirly Scribbles Framelits”. Gently use the end of your scissors to curl the free ends.

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I used the Heart stamp to create this cute little Valentine’s card. The pretty paper comes from the “Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper” and the Sweetheart Heart punch.

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 Next, our cute little “Celebrate” card. The designer paper is the “Festive Birthday”.  Again I used the Banner punch to create my banners and the band in the center was embossed with the Festive embossing folder to give it some texture and a little jazz!

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And last but not least is our Christmas card.  I used the “This Christmas” Specialty paper which is layered over the “Holly” embossed cardstock. Our greeting was punched out and layered over the Metallic Foil Doily and topped off with a Star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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I wanted to share all of these cards at once so that you could see how versatile this stamp set really is. You can be a HERO, when you purchase the “My Hero” stamp set … $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the US. It’s a easy way to help children fighting for their lives by keeping their families close to them.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering this stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by …

Stay healthy and have a nice day!

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You’re My Hero …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for missing a post, but I got the flu and it really took me out of commission! Feels like I was mugged … my ribs hurt! Anyway … I can finally sit up so I’m going to share a review of some cute cards that feature the Ronald McDonald House stamp set … “My Hero”.

I have 7 card samples for you from this one stamp set! Let’s begin with a very appropriate card for the day …

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The umbrella in the “My Hero” stamp set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits on page 193 of our annual catalog.

Our next card is easy to make and I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to make my eggs and the Layering Square Framelits for my greeting.  Once you have these framelits … you’ll wonder how you ever made cards without them!

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This is the card that bears the name of our stamp set “My Hero”. Here I pulled out all the punches to create this card. The greeting stamp coordinates with the Best Badge punch and the Banner Triple punch was used for the banners … let’s not forget our stars!

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Now here’s a fun one … I this card I used the pumpkin face to adorn the lines cut from the “Swirly Scribbles Framelits”. Gently use the end of your scissors to curl the free ends.

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I used the Heart stamp to create this cute little Valentine’s card. The pretty paper comes from the “Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper” and the Sweetheart Heart punch.

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 Next, our cute little “Celebrate” card. The designer paper is the “Festive Birthday”.  Again I used the Banner punch to create my banners and the band in the center was embossed with the Festive embossing folder to give it some texture and a little jazz!

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And last but not least is our Christmas card.  I used the “This Christmas” Specialty paper which is layered over the “Holly” embossed cardstock. Our greeting was punched out and layered over the Metallic Foil Doily and topped off with a Star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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I wanted to share all of these cards at once so that you could see how versatile this stamp set really is. You can be a HERO, when you purchase the “My Hero” stamp set … $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the US. It’s a easy way to help children fighting for their lives by keeping their families close to them.

Pair up this stamp set with some of the suggested coordinating products and you can also qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for stopping by …

Stay healthy and have a nice day!

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Wednesday Wow … Sneak Peak!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hard to believe this year is winding down … it went so fast!! And before we know it, all the excitement of Christmas and the Holidays will die down as well, but don’t fret … January is just as exciting for all of us stampers and scrapbookers!

We are about to kick off our most exciting time of the year … Sale-a-bration and our NEW Occasions Catalog. Today I’m sharing a SNEAK PEEK with you …

 

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Introducing our …

Sending Love Suite
With bold designs and traditional colors, this irresistible suite is one you’ll want to add to your stamping collection.  We’ll be using some of that holiday love we’ve stored up to keep the excitement going into next year for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Just a reminder … If you’re looking for that last minute gift, I have Gift Certificates available for your stampin’ friends! Just contact me and I’ll get you all taken care of.

Thank you for checking out my blog today. Let me know if you recieved your 2017 Occasions Catalog yet. I always send one to myself so I know when they’re coming, and I haven’t gotten mine yet, but they should be coming soon!!

Have a great day today!

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Shakin’ Up Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I told you that I would “jazz” yesterday’s layout / card.

The left over piece from the tree out of 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper is now being backed with a piece of “Window Sheet” and the foam strips to create a SHAKER CARD!!

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I used the “Mica Flakes” in the Holiday Catalog (pg.41) to use in my shaker card.

The background is also the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and thought I would run it through the BigShot using our Softly Falling impressions folder. It is VERY subtle but adds a really cool touch to the card.

The greeting comes directly from the “Santa’s Sleigh” stamp set … You know I bundled this awesome duo. I then highlighted it with a touch of gold foil cardstock … it coordinates with the gold Mica Flakes.

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I finished off the card and topped the tree with a gold star from the Metallic Shapes in the Annual Catalog and two of the circle shapes to anchor the greeting.

Thank you from stopping back today …

I hope your day is a good one. Stay Warm!

 

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Simply Sunday … early Monday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last Saturday I shared a card with you that my Stampin’ Club members made. Can see the tree on the left?

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I cut the tree out of 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, so of course we had left overs and we all know we are not going to throw that away!!

I showed my class a quick card they could put together with the leftover glimmer paper, and here it is …

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We used the Emerald Envy cardstock to back the cut out image … with a little sponging on that cardstock, you can create a bit more dimension.

We added texture to the background with the help of our Softly Falling impressions folder. This folder has really come in handy during our holiday season of cardmaking… I just love it.

I added a quick greeting from our … you guessed it – “Tin of Tags” stamp set! I used the 1-3/4″ Circle punch to punch out the greeting and a pop of Cherry Cobbler behind it.

Simple and cute and made from left overs! You gotta love that!

Sorry for the hit and miss postings, but I appreciate that you keep checking in on me. I’m still working on my posts and will get them to you as soon as I can. January and the new computer cannot come to soon!

My next post will be the same layout but stepped up!

Thanks again & have a wonderful day.

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Wishing You a Season of Wonderful ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a really cute card to share with you. If you attended my 2016 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat, you may recognize part of it! We made a set of tags using the “Hang Your Stocking” stamp set and “Christmas Stocking” Thinlit Dies (143512 – Bundle & Save 10%) … and with all the demands of the Holidays, I needed a quick card so I used one of those tags ….

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I apologize for the poor quality of the photo (my camera died) What next? Oh wait … Don’t ask!! Positive thoughts only 🙂  The color pallet of the card is Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and the new Emerald Envy.

I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder on the white background and the Lucky Star’s on the tag … a nice contrast but not over powering. The tag is just a simple 2″ wide piece of cardstock with the Scalloped Tag Topper punched at the top.

When cutting the stockings out … I just layered the dies on one color and cut them out, then I switched colors and repeated, this way you can mix and match colors! It’s a lot of fun and a great family project. Have some fun with it, make tags, make cards …  Make Memories

Thank you for taking time out to check out my blog today.

Wishing you a Season of Wonderful ~

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