Sweet Conversations Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to highlight the Sweet Conversations Bundle from the Sweet Talk Suite that I have been highlighting the past few days … My intention is to show your how many different looks you can create with this cute suite.

This card features the same pattern I used last night, but Connie stamped the X’s & O’s to her window card … its sooo cute!

Measurements: 

  • Card Base:  Thick Basic White c/s – 4-1/4 x 9, scored
  • Cardstock #2:  Real Red c/s – 2-1/4 x 5-1/2 and scrap
  • Cardstock #3:  Basic White c/s – 2 x 5-1/4
  • Cardstock #4:  Blushing Bride – scrap
  • Sweet Hearts DSP:  TWO of same pattern –  1-1/2 x 4

Instructions:

  • Score 4-1/4 x 9 Thick Basic White c/s at 1-3/4 and 7-1/4, press in score lines.
  • Add 1-1/2 x 4 pieces of Sweet Talk DSP to front of flaps.
  • Evenly space and stamp XO on 2 x 5-1/4 piece of Basic White c/s at top and bottom with Real Red Ink and in the middle with Blushing Bride Ink (reversed to OX).
  • Adhere stamped Basic White panel to Real Red layer.
  • Wrap 6” Real Red Faux Linen Ribbon around between second and third XO and tie a knot.
  • Adhere the stamped panel to the top flap ONLY towards the left with Tear & Tape.
  • Cut 4 small hearts with Sweet Heart Dies from Real Red cardstock.  Add three to center of “O”s with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Are you falling in love with this suite yet? Don’t just think “Valentines” because this set could also be used for weddings, anniversaries, and babies!! How sweet is that.

Don’t forget … Sale-a-bration has begun and you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase.

Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope you are just as excited as I am for this new suite!

Have a wonderful 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 ❤

Sweet Talk for Valentines

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to highlight the Sweet Talk Suite … You can get everything you need to create easy valentines with the Sweet Talk Suite Collection. With these products, you can also make cute tags, cards, and treat boxes. Let’s start the fun off with the video ….

The Sweet Conversations Bundle includes the Sweet Conversations Stamp Set and the Sweet Hearts Dies. The hearts in these products make it so easy to create unique valentines. You can also use them to create love notes throughout the year.

Conversations will be cuter than ever with the Sweet Conversations Stamp Set. This fun, valentine-themed set includes a variety of hearts—including conversation hearts—that can be used on valentines and with other love-themed projects. It also includes circles, stripes, and a tag, all things that make this set even more versatile.

It’s an explosion of hearts in the Sweet Hearts Dies. But that’s not all. In addition to the hearts, this set of dies include banners, a box, and a tag. Use them to make easy valentines, little love notes, and tiny treat boxes. You’ll love seeing what you can create.

There are infinite ways to express love, and we wanted to ensure the Sweet Talk 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper offered a variety of patterns that will allow you to create your own expression. Many of the patterns feature hearts (of course!), but you’ll also find versatile patterns such as stripes and polka dots that can be used any time for any occasion.

Don’t forget … Sale-a-bration has begun and you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase.

If you’d like to see me demonstrate and share some fun Valentine projects … then join me tonight for my FACEBOOK LIVE as I highlight this cute suite.

Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope you are just as excited as I am for this new suite, see you tonight!

Have a wonderful 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 ❤

Simply Sunday: Punched Hearts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we’re gettin’ a little punchy as we get ready for Valentines Day. A simple punched card is easy to make and turns out so cute. I used 4 different patterns from the Pattern Party Designer paper for my hearts and background … you’ve seen me use this several times in the past week.

Once I punched my designer paper hearts I used the scalloped heart punch to mat my hearts in Basic Black and really make my colors pop…. these two punches are sold together. The small polka dot designer paper is the backdrop for the entire card.

The greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set from our Annual Catalog. Once I stamped my greeting, I fussy cut it, added a black mat and cut that as well.

All of these goodies I used for this card can be found in the annual catalog … even the cute little Pastel Pearls. The pull the Flirty Flamingo color out and compliment the Granny Apple Green hearts. Such an easy card to make but ohhhh so cute! Send it to cheer up a friend or to say Happy Valentines Day.

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to join me.

Have a wonderful 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

Valentine Parade of Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a parade of cards for you that were created with the “Meant to Be” Stamp Set and Stitched Be Mine Dies …   We will begin simply with ink, paper and stamps.  This is how most of us began our stamping adventures.

 

Our next card showcases the technique of stamping your own background.  A touch of foil paper to make the card pop and you’ve got another cute card…

 

Now it’s time to add a bit of designer paper to your stamps and ink, and who said hearts were only for Valentine’s … Why heck, just think marriage, anniversary, new baby, and friendship …

 

Let’s step it up just a bit more and add some beautiful designer vellum and some heart dies (and flowers) to add a touch of class to your card. This card is so simple when you pull out your BigShot and dies … quick -n- beautiful.

Let’s get our die cutting machine out, then we’ll add some cute designer paper and we’ll add edgelits and while we’re at it, I’m going to grab the triple banner punch, because banners are hot right now!! Oh yes, and it’s a cute way to add a greeting!

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Oh now we’re really having FUN … we’ve got the stamps, the ink, the paper … and designer paper, and FOIL and our dies.  Well, why not run one of those die cut hearts through the BigShot and emboss it with one of our pretty embossing folders.  If you have it in your supplies … why not use it!!

Please Note that some of the designer papers are from last year … I will give you some suggestions below for great alternatives if you are in need of more paper.

So look at all the fabulous cards and gifts you can create with the Meant to Be Stamp Set and the Stitched Be Mine Dies in the Annual Catalog.  Don’t forget that we are in our last month of Sale-a-bration and for each $50 you purchase, you qualify for FREE Sale-a-bration items!!  Wooo Hooo.


So … are you ready to add these versatile pieces to your stamping collection?  If so, just go to the bottom of the page and click on the product bundle, that will take you right to my stamping store.

And as always, I reward my stampin’ friends with a Virtual Rewards point for each $50 you spend (plus your Sale-a-bration reward).

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me.

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Everything Festive …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you a novice crafters … or do you just love making simple yet fabulous cards? Not all cards need to have 5 layers of cardstock and embellishments, sometimes we just like quick -n- cute.  Today we’re going to start with the Everything Festive stamp set …

The Everything Festive Stamp Set will make sure you’re not at a loss for words. Celebrate Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day all with one stamp set! Let’s start with the PS I Love You Card … it’s created with the Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White Cardstocks and the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes … they are the beginning to quick-n-easy cards.

First, we’ll sponge some color on the note card, then add few strips of the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper; notice the basic layout of these cards are the same … just change up your colors!

When you have the Everyday Season punch pack you can add sweet little punched images quickly … on our PS I Love You card it’s the simple hearts in Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo. We used the leaves on the From our Home to Yours punched from the Brights Designer Series Paper.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and/or friends.

Thank you for dropping by today, I’ll see you tomorrow.

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

I “Heart” You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have that cute card I promised you!!  I ❤ my Stampin’ Up! job and I ❤ this bundle.  I just had to share a least one more card with you from the Meant to Be bundle.

Did you know that the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies actually coordinate with the All My Love Designer Series paper … and the pretty flower hearts (2 sizes) can be cut with the dies.

Today’s card features the die cut heart … 

Oh my, my … isn’t this cute!! I love the floral heart with the Highland Heather Gingham Gala 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper.  I ❤ you! The “I” was die cut from the Large Letters Framelits Dies and “YOU” comes from the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies which were from our Sale-a-Bration catalog last year!

This year you can get the pretty Organdy Ribbon for Free… 5 bolts of ribbon: Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime and its on todays card. Isn’t it amazing what a little ribbon can do to a card?

I hope you enjoyed todays card, and I thank you for stopping back today.

Have a great day ~

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Simply Sunday: Just for You

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  On my last post I promised to share a card that featured the Grapefruit Grove Foil paper that is in the Sale-A-Bration catalog… well, today is the day, and you will not be disappointed. It also features the Meant to Be Bundle and I’m introducing the beautiful Floral Romance Specialty Designer paper.

The beautiful background is the Floral Romance Designer paper … but this pattern is actually “vellum” and oh so pretty! This lacy background works perfectly with our hearts.  Today I’m using the largest of the heart, and like yesterdays die … this one also cuts 2 heart – the plain heart, and the thin outer heart with the scalloped edge.

To get this layering, I actually ran the die through with Whisper White (creating two hearts) and then the Grapefruit Grove Foil sheets.  You can actually create another heart layout with the White lace edge around the graperfruit heart. However … today the white is the center so we could stamp our greeting.  The greeting is stamped in Petal Pink, which coordinates with the Floral Romance paper.

The Grapefruit Grove Foil sheet has an amazing prism of color that runs through it, so it complimented the Petal Pink that I used.  I also used the sweet floral die in the set as an added touch to my card, and I thought it works beautifully with our vellum Floral Romance Designer Specialty paper.

The Grapefruit Grove Ribbon can also be found in our Sale-A-Bration catalog and you can get it, or the foil paper for FREE when you purchase this bundle or any purchase of $50 before shipping & handling.

However you hold that card and the light reflects on the Grapefruit Grove Foil paper … you will fall in love with it, just like I did!!  I guess it was “meant to be”.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me, it is appreciated.

Have a fabulous day ~

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Happy New Year! Happy Hearts!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready to take our “Meant to Be” stamp set to the next level?  Let’s start with the coordinating “Be Mine” Framelits and kick of the New Year in style!!

Today I have chosen yet another heart from our stamp set (so many different styles of hearts) and pair it with a pretty little heart die that will add that certain touch to your card …

Our color pallet today includes the Whisper White and the Flirty Flamingo which truly highlights this small heart pattern from the “All My Love” Designer Series paper.  The base is in Whisper White and the Flirty Flamingo somewhat mats the designer paper … the edge was cut with one of the dies included in the bundle.

Once the hearts were stamped using the Flirty Flamingo, they were die cut with one of the heart dies in the bundle.  Isn’t it pretty … I love the stitched area around the stamping and then the frilly ruffled edge.

The cute little hearts (that look like candy) are popped up onto a piece of Flirty Flamingo that was cut with the brand new Rectangle Stitched Framelits!  Wooo hooo …. been waiting for the rectangle and lovin’ the stitched edge.  🙂  The rectangle piece has also been popped up with our dimensionals to create depth and dimension on our card.

The card was completed with a small banner and a delicate little greeting announcing our love.  This card too is on the “simple” side in regards to assembly but fits with those of us who seem to “have” or “want” it all!

Thank you very much for spending your New Years Day with me!! I wish you and your family a wonderful new year filled with love, happiness and whatever you desire… including stamping! lol

Have a great day ~

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It’s Meant to Be

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the last day of 2018 and many of us are reflecting upon the past year, and looking ahead to the new one.  Yesterday I stepped back to the basics of stamping and today I’m just bringing it up a notch plus adding a few stampin’ tips along the way … especially to our new stampers.

I will be using the Meant to Be stamp set again, and I took the other 1/2 of the cardstock we cut yesterday to start todays card…

Using the 1/2 sheet from yesterday, we folded it in half and now we are going to create a background by stamping. This is one of the first techniques that I learned when I began stamping almost 18 years ago.  I’m using one of the small hearts included in the stamp set …

Now we’re going to create a focal point on our card.  You’ve got your paper cutter so we are going to cut a 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White to stamp on.  I figured out the dimensions after placing my stamps on the block.  I use my grid paper to align my stamps and determine the size of carstock I need to stamp on.

Adding both stamps on one block is a great way to get perfect placement each time you stamp.  I do however ink my stamps differently.  I flip my block upside down and ink the stamp by tap, tap, tapping the ink pad onto the block … It is much easier to see where and how much ink you are placing on your stamp images!

When your ink is applied properly and evenly you will get a sharper, crisper image … and because you can see where you are inking your stamp (and you don’t “PUSH” stamps into the ink) you won’t get that inky mess on your blocks!

Now that our “focal point” is stamped, we are going to back (or mat) it with the beautiful Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet which you can get for FREE with a qualifying purchase during our Sale-A-Bration!

To finish off my card and attach the “stamped focal point” … I used our Stampin’ Dimensionals to add some dimension to the card. These are a must have in any basic stampers (or advanced stamper) stampin’ tool kit.

As I reflect on this past year I don’t think I could have chosen a more fitting greeting; Meant to Be, because being a part of the Stampin’ Up! family was truly “meant to be”.

Thank you for joining me today and for being a part of my family of stamping friends ~ Stop back tomorrow as I take it up to the next level of stamping.

PS.  You are welcome to join my family of Star’s anytime … and during Sale-A-Bration, they are offering an amazing package when you join this journey of stamping, friendship and fun.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List: Please note that the “Meant to Be” stamp set is not available until January 3rd. 

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Simply Sunday: Starts with Heart

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you another card from the Meant to Be stamp set … but, I will be starting from the beginning.  It’s a place we have all been and a place I want to help others begin their journey in the art of stamping.

At our November OnStage event, Stampin’ Up! challenged us to “share” the art of stamping “from the beginning” … Paper, Ink, and Stamps! So today’s card was made to meet that challenge #simplestamping. So let’s begin at the start …

I think that one of the easiest places to begin is with a stamp set you love, and some ink, and paper … if your new to stamping you could use the Note Cards & Envelopes in Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  Or you could create your own “card size” bases and purchase the Medium size envelopes – a nice cost savings.  Don’t forget a block … I suggest size “D” for the Meant to Be stamp set.

You will begin with the 8-1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White cardstock and the Stampin’ Trimmer … this is a must have in any paper crafters stampin’ space.

With your cardstock in a horizontal position (the 11″ side) … place it into your trimmer, align it against the raised edge (it is the dark line next to the paper) and the 5-1/2″ mark on the trimmer (right side). Then lay your ruler down and slide the cutting blade (dark slider) down the ruler.  Just fold in half and your have a regular size card base!!  The light colored slider is for scoring! 

Now it’s time to stamp!  The Meant to Be stamp set is in the NEW Cling backing and will hold “tightly” to your blocks. Once you’ve placed your stamp onto the block … tap, tap, tap into the ink, we’re using Lovely Lipstick!  Do not “push” your stamp into the ink pad, the ink is at the top and the pad is softer than the “old style” pads.

I began at the bottom and stamped my border first …. I did this so I would have a better placement of my heart and greeting.  You will notice that the border coordinates with the heart I used.  If you’re lovin’ hearts, there are so many different styles in this set and has coordinating framelits dies.

No dies today though because we are focusing on stampers who are just starting out.  And what better way than to “Start with Heart”.  Stampin’ Up! had a Convention years ago who’s theme was “Starts With Heart” … I truly believe that.  I can’t tell you how many amazing people I have met while on my stampin’ journey … it’s Incredible!

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to join me today, and make sure you follow along this week as I “step it up” each day!! The transformations will be fun to watch.

Enjoy your Sunday ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List: Please note that the “Meant to Be” stamp set is not available until January 3rd. 

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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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Cute Little Monster

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had time to enjoy the nice weekend we had! So nice to see the sun out again.

Today I’d like to share with you a couple of “monster” projects! These cute projects were created by the “Yummy in My Tummy” stamp set and one of our 2017 Artisan Design Team members Cathy Caines.

When our Artisan Design Team members share their projects on the Stampin’ Up! blog of stamp sets that I don’t have, I like to pass on the creativity to you.

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The first project consists of this cute monster … a shaker card!!  His tummy is filled with the Sprinkles Embellishments (item 142741) are the perfect thing to use! Cathy even created a fun envelope for her card.

Cathy said “There are lots of options with this stamp set. You could punch out its belly and replace it with so many things including lollipops, mini containers of colored modeling clay, lip gloss, and chocolate eggs. The possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!”

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Her next little project used a doily to frame her little monster and turn it into a sweet treat for Valentines day.  How clever!!

Hope you enjoyed these cute little monsters as much as I did.  I am grateful to Cathy for sharing her awesome projects. I think they are so cute.

Thanks for stopping in … and a special thanks to our 2017 Artisan Design Team members Cathy Caines.

Hope you enjoy the day.

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Simply Sunday: BEST. GUY. EVER.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the late post, computer troubles again … but my troubles actually worked out in the long run, because I stayed busy in the stampin’ studio creating more cards!

Today I have 3 cards to share with you!! All with the same layout, all with the same stamp set, and all with the same designer series paper pack! By the title of today’s blog: BEST. GUY. EVER. – you can tell that a “man card” was on my mind.

With Valentine’s Day only 8 days away … you’ve seen several cards already but not one specific for males. In the theme of my Simply Sunday’s, nothing creates a quick card like designer paper, and our “Serene Scenery” Designer Paper has awesome patterns for guys! I chose the antiqued wood look …

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The Crumb Cake base matches perfectly with this paper! And yes, it is one 4 x 5-1/4 sheet … all the texture and depth is actually in the beautiful photography of that paper! Tomorrow I’ll share another card I created with this paper.

Next I chose the stamp set … the wonderful “Suite Sentiments”.  I love this greeting set, it has a little something for every occasion. Today you’ll see it used 3 times. I wanted the greeting to be the focal point of the card so I used the “Stitched Shapes Framelits”. Once cut, I mounted it with the Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it some height. With the help from the Confetti Hearts border punch, I punched out some hearts from the Pool Party paper and attached them to my greeting with glue dots. Nice & Simple.

This card is a simply sweet card to give to one of your friends. The designer paper pattern (Again, “Serene Scenery” Designer Paper) reminds me of a warm summer day, full of dandelions just waiting to make a wish upon. The greeting is from “Suite Sentiments” and again was die cut using the “Stitched Shapes Framelits”. 

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My color pallet for this card is Old Olive and Early Espresso. I added the Basic Pearls to draw your eye around the entire card and create balance. Besides, they are pretty and your friend will love them!

Can you see the theme here? The same layout, with the same stamp set:”Suite Sentiments”, all with the same designer series paper pack:”Serene Scenery” and die cut with the “Stitched Shapes Framelits”.

The final card I created uses the Cloudy Sky designer paper, it’s realism reminded me of the Ascension of Jesus so I used it to create an Easter card. Simply and pretty. I used the smallest flower from the “Blossom Punch” to make my flowers, and since I already had the pearls out from the previous card, I used them again in the center of my blooms.

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I know some of you are already gettin’ in the mood for the Superbowl, but I appreciate taking a minute out of your day to check out my post.  My team is out so if I watch it’s only for the commercials or takin’ a peek at the 1/2 time show.  Best bet is you’ll find me in my stampin’ studio 🙂

May the rest of your day be wonderful and your tomorrow even better.

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So In Love … Happy Anniversary

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared with you the “So In Love” bundle, what did you think? Pretty right!

Well today I’m going to share a simply beautiful card that I created using the “So In Love” bundle. I began with with the largest of the dies and knew I just wanted it to highlight my designer paper.

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I knew I was going to use the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper so I chose the Very Vanilla cardstock as my base and cardstock to be die cut. I used the Precision Base Plate and die brush to cut and discard of the inner pieces with ease.

Next, I layered my designer paper onto my base, and then my die cut piece onto the designer paper.  I then added my “Happy Anniversary” greeting which I stamped in Crumb Cake on my banner.  I added the pretty little “Falling in Love” embellishment to anchor my banner and create and eye catching effect.

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How simple, and how pretty is this.  You could use this card layout with so many of our pretty designer papers, and there are plenty more greetings to use in this stamp set.

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