To Santa Christmas Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So happy the weekend is here and hope you have something fun planned! I am continuing on my upcoming stamping retreat but I also have several classes in the works! One of which ties in with todays Super Simple Christmas card …

I used The Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes that made cardmaking easier than ever! Adhere cards from the Night before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack to these card bases, and you have instant cards! The only work I did was to pick out which card I wanted and to pop up the card with the use of the dimensionals.

Not sure if there is an easier way to make your Christmas cards and for those of us who get busy with everything else … I will be hosting a Night Before Christmas Class in early December!  This will be a pre-paid class were all your supplies will be ready for you … they have to be … we’re making 20 cards!! Remember, quick -n- easy … you’ll love this class as you go home with 20 card patterns to recreate because you’ll be going home with the extra cards & envelopes to make even more cards. Watch for the announcement … coming soon.

Thanks much for stopping back to check out todays cards. I’ll see you back here tomorrow for another quick -n- easy showcase of Christmas Cards.

Have some fun today!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Christmastime Simplicity in Gold …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If your overwhelmed with all that’s going on in life, but love to make your own Christmas cards, I have some great suggestions for you.  Over the next few days, I will be sharing different quick -n- easy ideas so you can hand craft Christmas cards without any stress.

Todays card is easy to make if you have an die cutting / embossing machine … and I believe most of my stampin’ friends do.  We will be using the Seasonal Wreath 3D embossing folder! To make this super simple … we are using the Gold Foil Edged Cards and Envelopes.  There are 20 Whisper White card and envelopes trimmed with gold foil.  These are your regular A2 sized cards so no extra postage will be required!

I slid the pre-scored card into the folder and centered the wreath and then ran it through my machine.  It just fits inside the gold foil edges but looks so elegant!  The next thing we need to do is add a greeting … now, you could stamp a greeting in the center and heat emboss it in gold, but as you can see … I used a die cut greeting.  My greeting comes from the Jolly Seasons set of dies which comes from the Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle in the Night Before Christmas Product suite.

If you the “Merry Christmas” dies from last years catalog, you could use those for your greeting, or you could get the “Word Wishes” dies found on page 197 of the annual catalog.  This set of dies includes 12 dies and highlights 9 holidays!

You could jazz this up by sponging a little gold on the embossed wreath, or color it!  I am sharing quick -n- easy and sometimes, as I’ve said before, less can be more. Enjoy the beautiful simplicity of the card and get your holiday cards done this year.  I will be back with more simply creative ideas for you.

Thank you for joining me today, see you tomorrow!

Have a beautiful day ~

Today’s Stamping Supply List …

 

Simply Sunday … Using Card Kits for Quick-n-Easy Cardmaking

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you always struggling to come up with card designs? Let me help you by introducing “kits” that work well together.  Today I am taking the base from one of the cards included in the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit and pairing it up with some of the amazing contents in the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Kit.  Creating with any of our card kits makes designing cards so easy.

Most of you know that I am a Lighthouse fanatic!!  They are so majestic and full of history … the are the guardians of the seas. OK … a little more about the card now!!  The base is from the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin, then I pulled the rest of the images from the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack.

The card pack includes 50 total double-sided cards (2 each of 25 designs), 4 sticker sheets, all Acid free, lignin free and work perfect for scrapbooking or cardmaking.  The background and base are both cards from the pack and then I started adding the stickers. Let me mention that the stickers are not flimsy stickers but sturdy die cuts with adhesive… the stand up well to your cards and scrapbooks.

The rope border, both greetings / verbiage and anchor are all stickers from the card pack.  The adhesive allows you to move it around a bit while you are creating, as long as you are not pushing it down too hard. We all need quick -n- easy cards, and these kits solve the problem!!

Did I forget to mention that the Paper Pumpkin kit has coordinating envelopes as well?  Once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber … you can purchase any past kits that are available. Plus … Pinterest is FULL of alternate designs!!

 

I really love the way this turned out. Did  you know that when you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can purchase past kits as well? So it’s never too late to start …  Click here to get your subscription started by August 10th for the August kit.

If you have earned Bonus Days Coupons last month … you can reap the rewards now!  Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1–31. Your Coupon Codes were emailed to YOU … If you have questions, please contact me 🙂

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From July 1 until August 31, receive an additional $30 in product for free in your Starter Kit. So instead of $26 for free, you can get $56 in free product (and of course free shipping as always). That’s right! Choose $155 worth of product for $99 + tax!! And if that wasn’t awesome enough, a $10 coupon code will be gifted to you the following month to use towards an order by October 31st.

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Let me know if you have any questions about the Paper Pumpkin or our Memories & More Card kits. They really do make creating easy.

Thank you for spending a part of your Sunday with me.

Have an great day!

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Using Scraps to Create Beautiful Cards ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And a Happy 4th of July to you and your family. I hope you are out enjoying the festivities, if that is not your thing, I’m thrilled that you stopped here to visit me! I have a fun card created with the Garden Lane Designer Series paper. I find that designer papers are one of the quickest ways to create fun, beautiful cards and we have so many beautiful papers.

Todays card was created simply with some left over designer paper and scraps … those little pieces we don’t know what to do with but never throw away …lol.  A quilt makes a good pattern, today’s is simple – a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Mint Macaroon base with 4 pieces of Garden Lane Designer paper measuring at 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ squares.

Adhere the small squares evenly onto the Mint Macaroon base. To add some texture to the card, I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the center with the Mossy Meadow Bakers twine from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack behind it. Because I added the twine to the adhesive on the gem, you can either use Glue Dots or a small dimensional to adhere the gem to the card.  Don’t you love the dimension and the texture of this card ….

The base is Whisper White and cut horizontally to an 4-1/4″ by 11″ size where you will score and fold at 5-1/2″ (center). The front of the card base has a 4″ x 4″ coordinating piece of Garden Lane Designer paper that is mounted directly to the card base approximately 1/4″ from the top.  The quilt piece described above was mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add some additional dimension.

The greeting comes from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and is stamped in the Mint Macaroon. This is the perfect layout for any occasion … just change out the designer paper and the greeting!

Thanks again for joining me on this 4th of July … I’ve enjoyed your company!

Have a wonderful day and a safe and happy holiday weekend.

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Simply Sunday: Magnolia Style

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card created with the stunning Magnolia Lane bundle, and it’s super quick to create yet beautiful to look at. I also have some great tips in store for you.  Many of my stampin’ friends are oh so busy, that is why I dedicate my Sunday blog posts to simple cards, and what quicker way to create gorgeous cards that with our pretty designer series paper.  The Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper is one of my favorite floral papers.

With a simple base and a piece of designer paper … you have a beautiful card.  Add your greeting and a pretty strip of ribbon and you’re done! Here’s a great tip for you … While you have your paper cutter out, cut some extra card bases, then cut your designer paper into 4″ x 6″ pieces (then cut the 6″ side down to 5-1/4) Use the extra piece of designer paper to put inside your card 🙂  Why you could create your own little card kit!! Stamp up a few greetings as well and tuck them in little box and tag it Magnolia Lane. You could do this with all of your designer paper packets (even your older ones… makin’ sure we use them)!

On today’s card, my second stampin’ tip is … I let the floral pattern of the designer paper dictate where I would put my ribbon and greeting!  We don’t want to cover up all those pretty flowers, so I found a spot that I felt was made just for my greeting … lol.  I used the greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set in the suite, and punched it out using the Tailored Tag punch. You’ll see I punched the mat (Early Espresso) and cut it in half … I really made the greeting show up better.

The ribbon is not in the Magnolia Lane product suite, but it should be, it matches perfectly and is so elegant.  You will find the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon on page 174 with the other ribbons.  The ribbon pack that is in the Magnolia Lane suite will be featured on tomorrows card.

I hope you enjoyed todays cards and the stampin’ tips inspire you to create your own card kits so making up a card when you need it will be super quick -n- easy. Let me know if you have any questions, or need anything… here to help.

I want to “Thank You” for hanging out with me this Sunday.

I hope you have an awesome day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items used in creating these cards and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions or would like a catalog, please message me.

 

A Rosy Thank You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Don’t you just love Fridays!! I do … and I have the day off of work, it can’t get better than that 🙂  Although, I do have a pretty little card to share with you today.  It is from the Everything is Rosy product medley.  Today is the last day you can order this amazing product medley. On this card I showed my “Rosy” class, three fun and easy ways to use the Rose Gold Glimmer paint that is included in the kit … on this card we “stamped”!!

Stamping with this beautiful shimmer paint is only one way to use it, you can also spatter and spritz!!  I have the instructions for all 3 techniques noted in the “Card Instructions” when you purchase the Product Medley from me.  This view shows all the shine … love it!!

Do you see the cute frame around the “stamped” greeting?  That was part of the multiple images we got out of our one pass through the BigShot! They really enjoyed all the stampin’ tips during this class. It’s always my goal to show something fun and new at my card classes.  The beautiful floral embellishment is included in the kit … easy breazy card!!

This view shows a little more detail … sometimes all that shine and glimmer is a little bright for the camera! lol  Not for me, I love it!  The Rose Gold Foil paper in this kit is stunning and so many of the patterns in the designer paper have the Rose Gold Foil in it to coordinate so beautifully.

Please let me know if you have any questions on this amazing kit, just remember if you are thinking about ordering it … TODAY is the LAST DAY.  I have listed the items below for your quick reference or shopping… and I thank you!!

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you tomorrow.

TODAY’S PRODUCT LIST …

 

Simply Sunday: Petal Palette Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and I thank you for taking time out of your day to stop and visit my blog.  Today I have a sweet -n- simple card for you, that I created using the Petal Palette stamp set (Annual Catalog – page 119) and the coordinating Petals & More Thinlits Dies.

I used the monochromatic style when creating this card which is done in the Balmy Blue …

My base is Whisper White as was the oval for my greeting and the flowers that were die cut with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies.  I don’t know about you but I feel in love with the Gingham Gala 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper … it’s just so “springy”! Reminds me of a warm sunny day. I chose the smaller gingham side (other is wider) and then backed it with Balmy Blue.

The oval was cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Die and stamped in Balmy Blue.  As I stated earlier … I die cut the flowers with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies and colored them with the Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Combo packs.  They were then popped up using mini dimensionals and embellished with the clear faceted gems (so pretty).

I think the stitching adds the perfect touch to the gingham and those clear faceted gems really make the little flowers pop! Cute yet quick … that’s just how we have to have it sometimes!!

Again, thanks for stopping in today!

I wish you a beautiful Sunday ~

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