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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Party Animal & Tee?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So … what do you think of my catchy little title?  Let me explain “tee” comes not from the drink but from the “Designer Tee” stamp set that I used to create the cards.  And … the Party Animal is the name of the designer series paper that I used on my cards! 

Today I have two cards for you, both using the “Designer Tee” stamp set and the Party Animal designer series paper. I hope you had a chance to watch the video yesterday and see how much fun you can have creating with the “Custom Tee Bundle”.

My first card began with the thought of using the stamp with the cake, then I remembered that I had some designer paper that had cake on it!! Love that Stampin’ Up! is always coordinating there products. Once I had my designer paper … that helped me with my color pallet.

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The greeting / cake is stamped in Tangelo Tango just like the cake on the designer paper. My card base is Crumb Cake … just like the forks, and then the banners and mat for my greeting was done is Emerald Envy and Pacific Point to pull in the colors of the candles.

I used two punches on this card, the tag punch (Discontinued/ I really need to pull them out of my drawer) and the Best Badge.  It is the Best Badge punch that I used to create my cool banner bottoms. I pulled my cardstock through the front and up (outside) of the punch.

The second card is just a whole lot of fun and so easy to do!!  Again I used the Party Animal designer series paper … love those little dots!! So what better stamp to go with my designer paper than one with a smiley face!  The smiley is done in Crushed Curry – the same as the base of my card, and the words in Pacific Point. 

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The circles were punched from Crushed Curry, Pacific Point and Emerald Envy.  The punches I used were the 1/2″, the 3/4″, the 1-3/8″ and the 1-3/4″. I love my punches and my dies but sometimes it’s just better to be able to punch, punch, punch! 

Two of the circled were mounted directly to the designer paper, and the other three along with the greeting were all popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed these alternative cards to the ones you saw in the video. I love showing you different ways to use your products … it’s much more cost effective (and fun!).

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Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you tomorrow with my Simply Sunday post.

Thanks!

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RMHC Day of Change …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card parade for you … featuring the “MY HERO” stamp set to honor the Ronald McDonald House Day of Change ….

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October 15th is an extraordinary day. It is the day when the entire RMHC global system commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House. To celebrate, we rally around our Donation Boxes-our largest fundraiser- to ensure that we continue to keep families close to the care and resources they need to thrive.

Your small change can change lives for Ronald McDonald House Charities … Donate to a RMHC donation box at your local participating McDonald’s.

Today I just wanted to post a recap of all the cards that I created so far, using the NEW My Hero Stamp Set… Stampin’ Up!s exclusive stamp set created for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  

I will share all 7 with you today …

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Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Stampin’ Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.

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Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.

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How you can help!

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

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THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE

Our homes are filled with more than help, they’re filled with hope

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of

their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

I appreciate you staying with me to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s a foundation that touches my heart, as our children are our future. I’m proud that Stampin’ Up! is a RMHC partner.

Have a safe and wonderful day ~

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Simply Sunday: Sweet Treats

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back with my Simply Sunday card today that features the cute “Jar of Haunts” stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (click to view). No tricks today … only treats!

I was totally excited when I saw this stamp set in the Holiday catalog because it coordinates with the “Everyday Jars” Framelits. I love when Stampin’ Up! introduces a new product that works with a product we already have … that way we get twice as much use out of it (and it saves us money!).

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Today I’m using the jar with the candy corn for a quick -n- simple card. The color pallet was based off of the … you guessed it – the candy corn, making the card fun and colorful. Both pieces of the Designer paper I used come from the “Halloween Night” Specialty Designer paper. (Not included in current promotion)

The cute little candy dots are the “Halloween Night Enamel Dots” … one anchors the banner and the other two were added to balance the card and add some fun texture. The bow comes from our In-Color collection: Peekaboo Peach … it works nicely with our color scheme.

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I brought the candy corn color scheme into the inside of my card as well … why stop with the fun on the front! I also added a few more candy corn to finish it off. I used my Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie markers to color all my candy corn.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … I will be bringing you more cards from the Jar of Haunts all week long! Then on Friday I will have a special Halloween card for you! Halloween is just around the corner.

Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by.

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A Few Spare Parts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this Friday? I am excited to share this totally cute card with you today!!

Have you ever just looked at a stamp set or a crafting item and this “IDEA” pops into your head? Well that is exactly what happened to me when I opened my September Paper Pumpkin kit! Right away my thoughts went to our Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and a little item I had in my kitchen cupboards … Intrigued??

Well wait no more because here it is …

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I’m just in love with the Cookie Cutter stamp sets (Halloween and Christmas) they are just the cutest! But when my Paper Pumpkin kit came and I saw the little test tubes, something just clicked!! I remembered I had some little candy bones left over from last Halloween’s cupcake decorating, so I put it all together!

Seriously, aren’t there days when we all could use a “few spare parts”! I couldn’t resist. Hmmm … if we didn’t have the “Halloween Nights” designer paper in our background, you might be able to send this off to someone going into a surgery … they would need to have a good sense of humor though!

I hope you had as much fun with this card as I did creating it! Thanks for checking in on me today.

I think from now until Halloween … I will reserve my Friday posts for Halloween and we’ll call it Friday Frights! You may see a few in between as well 😉

 Have a Frightfully Fabulous Friday!

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Two 4 Tuesday: Halloween Fun

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have 2 cute Halloween cards to share with you. One that was inspired by the Designer Series paper I used on my scrapbook page on Sunday and the other is made from the “Cookie Cutter Halloween”.

Let’s start with the cute little scarecrow from the “Cookie Cutter Halloween” … these little characters are just irresistible! You can purchase the punch separately or get the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle like I did… then you be set for Christmas too!

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I teamed up our cute scarecrow with the Halloween Scene / Spooky Fun Bundle … this is where the fence and the pumpkins come from. It’s amazing how well all of these stamp sets to together. I also used the “Watercolor Wash” background stamp to create an little depth on the card.

As simply as our scrapbook page was on Sunday, it was just as easy to create this cute Halloween card …

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I used the “Halloween Night” Specialty designer paper with the houses and used this fun “dotted” pattern as my background. I matted it in Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie … I love the pop of color – it brings your card to life!

Another pop of color comes from the moon, which was punched from the 1-1/4″ circle punch and stamped with the “Happy Halloween” from the “Jar of Haunts” stamp set. I’ll be sure to share my creations from that set with you too!

I love the “Halloween Night” washi tape so I added it to the background to break it up. I used the black with the silver bats, which inspired me to add the silver ribbon from the “Glitter Ribbon” Combo pack found on page 37 of the Holiday Catalog. Nothin’ like a little razzle dazzle on your Halloween card!

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Hope you enjoyed this introduction to Halloween fun … I will be sharing much more with you.

Thank you for hopping over to my page today ~

I hope you have a wonderful day.

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