Sharp Dressed Man …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card from the Well Suited Suite and as I got ready to take the pictures to share with you, I kept thinking of the song “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top! We’ve checked out the ties and today we are going to “suit up” our card.

I picked out two patterns from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper; one that reminded me of tweed and the other is paisley! That is how I started …

Your card base begins as any other; 8-1/2″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″ … fold in half and your ready to dress your card. I took the “tweed” pattern paper and with the coordinating dies, cut out the suit. You get the suit and lapels.

The shirt consists of the White card base and the die cut collar … it is so easy to create. HOWEVER, before you adhere down the suit, you need tuck the tie under the collar and and suit. I just love that paisley tie!! You could add a pocket, buttons and more to dress up your card, the dies have them all.

My greeting comes from the Handsomely Suited stamp set that is include in the suite, and bundle. I cut it out with the Shaped Stitched dies … one of my favorite die sets because it has 3 different shapes, the circle, oval and square dies.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card, and I thank you for checking out my blog today.

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Masculine Birthday Wishes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and if you were cheering on one of the Championship games, I hope your team won!! Today I’m going to step up the simply stamped card that I shared with you yesterday.

I am using the same basic layout but instead of stamping the ties on the white cardstock, I brought in the designer paper ….

First, I used a simple yet masculine design from the Well Suited Designer Series paper as my background, and then using 3 other patterns of designer paper … I cut out my ties with the coordinating tie dies! It’s so much fun pick patterns and make your own ties! I felt like I could sew again … LOL!!!

I attached my handsome ties directly to my card front and then focused on my greeting. My color pallet of Night of Navy, Merry Merlot and Basic White is the same as yesterday ….

I stamped my “birthday” greeting which is included in the bundle in Merry Merlot and punched out with the Tailored Tag punch. Then you punch out another tag from the Merry Merlot cardstock …. cut it in half the long way and then attach to the top and bottom of your stamped image, this creates a pop of color behind your greeting and once popped up with dimensionals, really highlights your birthday wish to your favorite guy.

If you want to add this amazing bundle to your stamping collection, now is a great time because we are right in the middle of our Sale-a-bration period … With a $50 purchase you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. Here is one that I think would compliment the Handsomely Suited Bundle …

Thank you for joining me again today, how are you liking this suite so far? I’ve got another for you tomorrow!

Have yourself a great day!

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Simply Sunday: Stamps * Ink * Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Sunday to you! I hope you got the chance to see all my cards created from the Ice Cream Corner suite. Today I’m going from yummy to masculine as I kick off a series of cards created from the Well Suited Suite which can be found on page 66 and 67 of the Mini Catalog.

The suite includes the Handsomely Suited Stamp set, Suite & Ties Dies, Well Suited Designer Paper and the Well Suited Twine ….

Today we are just using simply; stamps * ink * paper! Isn’t this how the whole “stamping” thing got started? My color pallet will be Night of Navy, Merry Merlot and Basic White … masculine. I started with my base in Night of Navy and my mat in Merry Merlot and my Basic White to stamp on, and I choose the ties!

The ties with the diamond shapes are stamped in Night of Navy and the one with the stripes was stamped in Merry Merlot … they are pretty easy to line up but you can always use your Stamparatus if you want it perfect. I started with the Merry Merlot tie in the center and then stamped the two in Night of Navy.

The greeting was stamped on a piece of scrap that I had lying around and fit it well, and then I added some Night of Navy to mat the greeting.

Such a nice masculine card that is easy to make! There is also a birthday greeting in the stamp set and a few others so you can send many masculine cards throughout the year.

Thank you for stopping by this Sunday, and I hope you have a wonderful day. Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see how I step up this card!

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Birthday Shaker Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

There is nothing better than sprinkles on ice cream or inside your “Shaker Card” … and that is what I have for you today! The Shaker card was a hit at my house, my grandkids like to pick out the cards I should send them … lol!! I like to surprise them ❤

I used the Ice Cream Corner Designer paper as my background and to punch out my Ice Cream Cone …

The background is from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Paper … I picked the sprinkle design. I cut my window out of the Bermuda Bay using the Rectangle Layered Dies, and then attached the window sheet to the back. Once the window sheet is attached I used the Adhesive Strips to create the height needed for the “shaker”.

You have the greeting stamped … I used the “Happy Birthday” from the bundle and then sprinkled my “Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles” onto the greeting and laid the window sheet assembly on top. With a little adhesive, I attached the “shaker” to the card.

I punched out the Ice Cream and the Cone from the Designer paper!! It was designed to make creating your cones easier!! I attached it directly to the “shaker”…

Easy to see why this fun shaker card was a hit!! And another sample for you made with the Sweet Ice Cream bundle!

Thanks much for hanging out with me today, I hope you have a good one!

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More Ice Cream Please …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready for some Friday Fun?? Yesterday I introduced you to the Ice Cream Corner Suite, today I’d like to show you even more fun with this suite. And make sure you come back on Saturday as I’ll top off this Ice Cream party with a cherry on top … or should I say “sprinkles”!

Let’s begin with the card I shared during my Launch Party ….

Simple and cute, and it’s the perfect way to make many cards quickly! I love to work in quarters … or in the case of a 12 x 12 sheet of designer paper – 6ths! You can cut it in half and then cut the 1/2 into 4″ pieces. You will now end up with 6 – 4″ x 6″ pieces of designer paper.

I trimmed this one down to 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of designer paper … then I matted it with a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock measuring at 4″ x 5-1/4″. This is the most common layout for cards. My greeting is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and stamped in Blackberry Bliss. It was die cut from the Rectangle Layering Dies.

I have another quick -n- easy layout for you that requires no cutting (after your original cut of 4″ x 6″) …

This yummy little card was super easy to create … simply score your designer paper at 3/4″ and fold over onto the preferred design, on this card it is the popsicles! The Blackberry Bliss ribbon covers the bare edge of the folded piece and adds a fun touch of texture.

My greeting comes from two stamp sets; the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and Well Said from the Annual Catalog and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss (also sounds yummy!). The Tailored Tag punch was used to highlight the greeting … and the Opal Rounds were colored with the Stampin’ Blends and placed on the card to create some sparkly fun!!

There is so much you can create with this suite and we haven’t even touched the top of the cone yet!! I still have so much more to share, and to show you what you can do with the stamp set!

Thank you for joining me today and checking out my blog, it you like what you see … give me a LIKE at the bottom of the page. You can purchase this suite, bundle or other products by clicking on any of the images below. And stay tuned for more “Ice Cream” shares!

Have a sweet day ~

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Birthday Party …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

From Hearts to Ice Cream Cones but still playing with the Punch Party Stamp set. This time I’m using the Ice Cream Corner Designer Paper from the Ice Cream Corner Suite on pages 48 and 49 in the Jan-June Mini Catalog.

I love the splash of color you get from all the Ice Cream cones on this designer paper … there are so many cute patterns, I’ll be sure to share more with you. The greeting is stamped in Bermuda Bay and punched out Double Oval punches; they are one of the “punch” sets that this stamp set was designed to use.

I brought out the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon from our annual catalog …

The Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon brings out the little “dots” sprinkled around the cones on the paper. They also highlight the Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles that I glued onto my greeting.

The greeting was popped up with dimensionals …

The 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base is Bermuda Bay, and the designer paper is cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″ to allow an nice border around it. I just used left overs to stamp the greeting on and then punched it out. This was one of the fun cards I demonstrated during my Mini Catalog & Sale-a-bration Launch party … I have more to come, especially with the Ice Cream Corner Suite – it’s colorful, fun and tasty enough to eat!!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card, feel free to Like or Comment!

Have a wonderful day ~

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Happy Hearts Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have two techniques in one card for you; the Chalkboard technique and the “Coloring Embossed Images” … and together they just pop off the page! This is the card I created for my technique Tuesday LIVE last night, but I have a surprise … I have the other card that I suggested on the video! I am using the PUNCH PARTY stamp set again.

Kick back for a moment and watch the video (only about 20-25minutes) …

Such fun and easy techniques that together really make the card pop. The second card that you see is using the technique of coloring the “mat” multiple colors … I think it turned out pretty good. I just ran the Stampin’ Blends around the edge of the mat and then I ran the “Color Lifter” over it all to lighten and blend the colors together better.

Before placing the heart down onto the card, I wrapped some of the Bakers Twine from the “Snailed It” suite just to added a little extra texture and fun to the card. I really do like how the multicolored “mat” turned out… it draws your eye all around the card!

I hope you enjoyed today’s technique share and that you give it a try! It really is as easy as it looks, and you end up with a colorful FUN Card!

Thank you so much for joining me today, I’d love to hear what you think about these two techniques.

Have yourself a day that “makes your heart happy” ~

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I’m back with a “Heart” …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back today with a sweet card I made during my “Catalogs Launch” Party this weekend. I’d like to THANK all of you who joined me, I had an amazing weekend connecting with you again. And … Bingo was a blast!!

My card today was designed from the “Punch Party” stamp set. This exclusive stamp set is available to Hostesses who have a $300 in party sales / or self purchase and is only available thru the end of February. I do Facebook parties and can set up a private group for you and your friends! Then I will do LIVE demonstrations of products, plus you’ll see new products and videos and … GAMES!! In other words, I do the work … you and your guests have the fun. Plus during Sale-a-bation: You can all get FREE Products!

Let me know if you are interested in doing a Facebook Stampin’ Party…. I’m ready when you are 🙂

Now, let’s get back to our card. Just got a little excited again thinking about another party!

The designer paper here is the TRUE LOVE Designer Paper from the Love You Always Suite found on page 11 of the Jan-June Mini Catalog … each piece is 2″ x 5-1/4″. I added a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic Black to finish off the edge between the two pieces and to make the greeting “POP” once in place.

The greeting was stamped twice with Momento Ink on our Basic White cardstock and then cut out using the dies from the Tasteful Labels Dies … they actually compliment the stamp set well.

I colored the heart and the edge of the stamped image with the Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blend … the heart was popped up, and the entire greeting was adorned with the Pastel Pearls to anchor the design. This all adds just the right amount of dimension and texture to the card.

Was a great time sharing all the different suites, papers and stamp sets with everyone this past weekend. You will get so see some of the cards created in the up coming days.

Thank you so much for coming back to visit after my absence. You’ll be pleased with the upcoming projects.

Have an amazing day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

Borders Abound Shaker Card Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? Did you enjoy yesterday’s card? I hope so because I have the “Shaker Card” as promised, and I did it by video … much easier than posting step by step pictures. PLUS, it’s saved on my YouTube Channel CLICK HERE so you can view it again, anytime you want. While you are there, I would love it if you would “subscribe” to my channel … then you would be notified that I’ve added more videos when you open up YouTube!

Grab a cup and “escape” for a little while and I will show you how I created my Shaker Card …

My apologizes for the scratchy throat … I do most of my videos in the evening because my sinuses are kicked in first thing in the morning! lol

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog / and video! I hope you have a beautiful day.

Emboss Resist with Borders Abound

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I ran into some “technical” issues but I did manage to download last nights LIVE for you today, plus I have a close up of the heart so you can see the “resist” and Wink of Stella.

Grab a cup of coffee, tea or favorite beverage or snack (no … it’s not that long) just want you to sit back and relax for a bit and image you are around the table with all of us, stamping!

I love this embossing technique and all of the different ways you can make those images pop, but I must say … I have been having a blast playing with the Blending Brushes. It creates such a smooth application of ink.

Here is a look at the two cards, one has the “Oh So Ombre” paper with the light end on top, the other on the bottom. I prefer the light on top because it doesn’t distract the eye from the heart, and having the darker end on the bottom actually “frames” the Hello! You can see what I mean in the photo below …

I love the little flowers inside the heart, it makes it look so dainty and pretty. For those of you who know me well … you know I’m going to add some kind of sparkle, and Wink of Stella adds a subtle touch as to not take away from the heart images itself. And … it compliments our pearls.

They’re are so cute, aren’t they? You can also see in this photo the “smoothness” of the application of ink by using the Blending Brushes. The card may look simple, but it is soooo pretty.

I thank you for joining me today. Tomorrow I plan on having my “Shaker Card” for you!

Have an amazing day ~

Golden Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a card I created with the beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer paper with the window sheet with gold overlay that actually is designed to lay over the pattern … it’s stunning. Well, let me say, that is how I cut it … with window sheet on top of the designer paper! Today I’m going to share what I did with one of the other pieces left over from that cut …

Now you can really see the beauty of the gold overlay and how it adds a touch of elegance to the cards… now it stands alone and it really creates a stunning effect.

A few drops (tiny drops) of glue to attach the overlay and Vanilla cardstock together and then I matted my design with the Gold Foil paper. I added the Vanilla Gold Edged ribbon to compliment the gold on the designer paper and add just a touch more glitz.

I used our Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the front and give it more dimension. I stamped my sentiment from the Art Gallery Bundle with VersaMark and then heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. I then die cut it from the coordinating die, and to finish it, I added the gold dot to the greeting.

You you be joining me … I’ve got two events planned!! Tonight is my Facebook Live! I’ll be heat embossing in combination with a fun technique on a Valentine style card. Then I’d like to invite you to my Mini Catalog & Sale-a-bration Launch Party.

Join me … there will be able to see this and many, many more cards along with LIVE Demonstrations this weekend during my Mini Catalog (Sale-a-bration) Launch Party! CLICK HERE & REQUEST MEMBERSHIP You have to be on Facebook as this is where the “Group” is.

How are you liking this designer paper / suite so far? Thank you for joining me today.

Have a terrific Tuesday, and hope to see you later ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

Fine Art Floral Designs

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper … this time I chose the “specialty” paper which has “gold on one side and silver on the other” and the pattern aligns with one of the designer papers … so pretty! Let me show you …

I did not choose to do the same layout as yesterday mainly because I wanted to highlight more of the pattern and how the acetate overlay looks on it. If the hand painted designs weren’t pretty enough, the gold overlay add a touch of elegance to the card.

A few drops (tiny drops) of glue to attach the two together and then I matted my design with the Gold Foil paper. I added the white ribbon to bring out the white from the designer paper and tie it all in with our white background!

Then I used our Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the front and give it more dimension. I stamped my sentiment from the Art Gallery Bundle with VersaMark and then heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. (Sorry the lighting takes away some of the beauty … to much glare with the lights).

You will be able to see this and many, many more cards along with LIVE Demonstrations this weekend during my Mini Catalog (Sale-a-bration) Launch Party! CLICK HERE & REQUEST MEMBERSHIP You have to be on Facebook as this is where the “Group” is.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed today’s card … it’s perfect for a 50th Wedding Anniversary, a promotion, or a friend who is gold.

Have an amazing week ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

Simply Sunday: True Friend Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I’m having fun making lots of card samples for my upcoming Mini Catalog Launch party. I hope you can join me … but till then, I have a pretty card to share with you today. I found the layout on Pinterest and it reminded me of a picture, framed and hanging on the wall.

What better designer paper than the FINE ART FLORAL Designer Paper with it’s “actual” painting design ….

The brush strokes come alive in this pattern. I matted the designer paper with Night of Navy to pull out the color from the paper. The larger piece is Mossy Meadow and acts as a frame which creates the picture affect. I chose Basic White as my card base which pulls out the white in the paper and really makes the designer paper POP!!

This picture really allows you to see the brush strokes in the designer paper… it gives you the appearance of texture. I added some texture to the card by adding the Elegant Faceted Gems, it also brought out the white in the designer paper.

The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy to give a nice flow of color, the sentiment is from the Garden Wishes Stamp Set and it completes my card.

If you like this card … wait till you see what I have in store for you tomorrow! Same layout … well, I don’t want to give it away, you’ll have to come back.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thank you for taking time out to stop by today.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

Gettin’ Punchy? Let’s Party!

Hello Stampin’ Friends & Happy Friday to you!

Today I am excite to share with you two brand new products that YOU can get for FREE!! One is the fabulous stamp set; Punch Party which coordinates with several of our punches and can be earned as a Host set. And the second is the fun designer series paper … Paper Blooms!

I would love to help you get both of these for FREE! If you are not comfortable with an in-home party … we can do a book party or a Facebook party … invite your guests and I’ll throw the party! Let me know if you have any questions about Hosting a party during Sale-a-bration … It’s really a great time to because your friends can get FREE stuff too!

These two weren’t made to go together but they sure make a great pair. I thought I’d start out with the Heart Punch Pack that can be found in the Annual Catalog … perfect for Valentines day. It’s a great time to tell a friend how much you care about them ❤

Let me share a fun technique I used for my card … See the “big polka dots” paper just above us? Yep … I punch my hearts from the Designer paper and then stamped my greeting onto it. You can get the Paper Blooms Designer Paper FREE when you make a purchase of $50 from either the Annual or Mini Catalogs.

The base of my card is Soft Seafoam and my greeting was stamped in Night of Navy which coordinates with the colors in our designer series paper.

Don’t you think that the font of my greeting fits perfectly with the whimsical pattern of our designer paper. I used the Old World Map embossing folder to add a bit more texture and completed my card with the White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon. I think this turned out just so stinkin’ cute!!

Thank you so much for dropping in for a visit today and checking out my blog.

Have yourself a wonderful weekend.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥ 

The New Dragonfly Garden Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a video and card featuring the brand new Dragonfly Garden Bundle from the January – June Mini Catalog. I also highlights the Blending Brushes and how you can create a beautiful background so you don’t have to color in your entire image!

The video will also give you tips on how to maximize your designer paper when punching out the Dragonflies. Sit back and relax … Enjoy!

I do believe that when inking up your brushes, if they are very juicy like my Mossy Meadow was … you must start from outside your cardstock and move your way in using a circular motion. I will by trying more methods to see what I like best, and you’ll be the first I share them with!

My three ink colors for my background were the Mossy Meadow, Misty Moonlight and Blackberry Bliss …

It is hard to see on this photo but as I stated in the video, I used Wink of Stella on my Dragonfly. You’ll see another card in the video (my test card) which I used the Meadow Moments embossing folder and a lot more color variation! I prefer the Mossy Meadow card base and the Subtle 3-D Embossing folder. It allows you to stamp a greeting and then emboss it … and you are still able to read the greeting.

I hope you got a good look at the Dandy Garden Designer Series paper, if not you can watch the video again. It was designed to coordinate with both bundles as it comes from the “super” Suite “Dandy Garden”. I can’t wait to share even more with you … watch for your invitation to join my Mini Catalog Kick Off Party!! It’s coming soon.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Hope you enjoyed the video and the card. You can catch up and watch all my video’s CLICK HERE on my YouTube Channel.

Have a wonderful day!! And if you are in Wisconsin … check out the “Fog Frost” it is sooo cool. Don’t forget to take a picture!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s 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 ♥