My Top 3 Pinterest Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Ready for some Friday Fun?? Last night I met with my Stamp Club and we were talking about “Pinterest” and I shared “what I thought” was my #1 “pinned” card … I was wrong, so I thought it would be cool to share my Top 3 with you today!! Let’s see if any of these are the ones YOU pinned!

Card #3 ….

It is the Cute Halloween Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog!

This card was featured on my Simply Sunday series of cards … and you can view the entire post by CLICKING HERE!

Card #2 ….

Well … this little cutie is going to look VERY familiar because it was just highlighted yesterday with the Penguin Playmates Designer Paper cards …

That Polar Bear is so cute and the card is so simple to make, (check out yesterday’s post for directions) it’s not a surprise this is in the Top 3, however … I thought it was the #1 Card!!

Hmmm … which one do you think it is?

CARD #1

This card BLEW all the others away with over 13K hits! Not bad considering it hasn’t been out there that long! Are you ready to see it??

It is the “Tidings of Christmas” in Misty Moonlight

A Merry & Bright card for sure coming from our Tidings of Christmas suite … these stocking are are quite lovely and the pretty paper makes this a perfect card to send to all your friends and family. To see the original post / how it was made just CLICK HERE.

I’ve put a list of ingredients at the bottom of my post so you can shop for what you need to make these popular cards! And you still have a little time left to grab those Sale-a-bration Freebies! Instructions can be found by clicking the links by the picture.

I thank you for following my blog and checking in today.

Have a nice weekend ~

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Flippin’ for Waterfall Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today, I’m sharing the fabulous flippin’ Waterfall card with you … this fun is just that, FUN!! I have three cards and a short video for you today.

Let’s start with the first card I created using the Beautifully Penned Designer paper from our Sale-a-bration catalog (FREE with a $50 purchase / before Ship&Handling)

I gave the flowers a hint of color using my Flirty Flamingo ink pad and Sponge Daubers. I then went over the flowers with the Wink of Stella.

The second card was created with the Cute Halloween Designer paper … you can find this adorable paper in the Mini Catalog.

The background paper comes from the Pattern Party Designer paper which is one of our Hostess Gifts!! You’ll see in the video how I embellished the paper with a pop of color….

You will want to watch the video as it shows you how simple the cards are to create, and how budget friendly this layout truly is. I even talk about how you break down the costs.

Enjoy the video and please let me know if you have any questions …

The crucial dimensions you need for your Waterfall card is the Waterfall itself: 9-1/4″ x 2″ … Punch one end and flip to score other side: Score at 2″ … 2-3/4″ … 3-1/2″ and 4-1/4″. Then you will need your “band” which hold down the sliding part of your card: 4-1/4″ x 3/4″.

The last card that I shared in the video was the Christmas Card that I created using the Penguin Pals designer paper … another Sale-a-bration item!! I want to remind you that our Sale-a-bration promotion ends in about 2 weeks … wow, that time sure flew by!

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your day with me. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful ~

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Simply Sunday: So Spooky

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well, well, well … here we are and it’s Labor Day weekend already! The summer went by so fast, but I’m a fall girl and I love all the wonderful upcoming holidays, including Halloween. When I saw this designer paper I could not resist, I had to add it to my collection! It is the Cute Halloween Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog. (Formally the Holiday Catalog)

We begin with a simple layout to highlight 2 patterns from the designer paper …

I’m not much for raw edges so I brought the two patterns together by using the fun and amazing BeDazzling Specialty paper that is in our Sale-a-bration Catalog… FREE with a qualifying purchase. I used the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends to color it to match my card!

My cute, or should I say “Spooky” greeting comes from the Festive & Bright bundle. You know me … I like to get my money’s worth so I like to choose stamp sets & bundles that I can use for more than just one season!

I fussy cut my pumpkin and kitty although there is a punch for them … I love it when we have punches and dies that coordinate with our designer paper.

Sometimes cute and simple is all you need to send a little Halloween Hello to someone you love. I’ve got lots of cute Halloween cards to make … it just makes life easier! lol

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your Sunday with me. I hope the rest of your day is a good one ~

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Simply Sunday: Spooky!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you a fan of Halloween? Fun Halloween or Scary Halloween … some of us like to be scared but some of us can’t resist the cuteness overload of the Cute Halloween Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog. (Formally the Holiday Catalog) Yes .. that is what it’s called.

Last time I believe I share some sweet little ghosts with you, however today I’ve gone a bit batty! Really now … who would ever think bats are cute? But these little guys adorned with shades of Flirty Flamingo and Highland Heather, well .. they are hard to resist!

I simply cut my bats and adjoining circles using the Layering Circle Dies … together they create a fun layout that is easy on they eyes and works well with out polka dot background, which by the way also comes from the Cute Halloween Designer paper.

My greeting comes from the Festive & Bright Bundle also from our Mini Catalog. I simply stamped it onto a piece of scrap and tucked it in between my circles (they also come from the designer paper …

There will be no toil & trouble creating this card because the fun patterns on the Cute Halloween Designer paper and this simple layout will have you making these quicker than a witches brew!

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your Sunday with me. I hope the rest of your day is peaceful~

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Peaceful “Halloween” Place …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have 2 more cards that highlight the beautiful Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Paper. These A2 size cards come from the extra piece that was cut off during my demonstration showing you how to cut the designer paper in yesterday’s video.

The first card you got a peek at in the video … it’s my Halloween Shaker Card. This may have little snowflakes on it but it fits perfectly for a Halloween card in Wisconsin! lol

We know the width of our designer paper was 3-3/4″ so to fit onto the card base with an even border … we need to cut it down to 5″. Then cut at 5″ again so you have 2 card fronts. Your mat will measure 4″ x 5-1/4″ and your base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then score at 4-1/4″. Your layers are ready … what colors did you pick? My card base is Basic Black and the mat is Highland Heather! Don’t forget your window sheet… you’ll need it for the Shaker Card.

I used the Cute Halloween Designer paper and fussy cut my skulls and tombstones, then added them to the Subtle Shimmer Sequins to create my shaker. I used the Layering Rectangle Frames to lock in my shaker.

I created a cute little bow to attach to my frame using the Black & White Gingham Ribbon dyes Highland Heather using the Stampin’ Blends. To finish off my card … I used the “Spooky” from the Festive & Bright Stamp set.

Isn’t this just the cutest Halloween card? If this excites you … imagine the look on your childs/grandchilds face when you give them this card!!

The second piece of designer paper will be used for a Christmas Card … I’ve decided to highlight the neutral colors in the designer paper. Now that I’m looking at it finished here, I think I would have like to add the silver foil behind me trees! Have you ever done that before? Well … I have another 12 x 12 inch sheet of this paper so I’ll add it to my next one.

The trees and the greeting come from the Peaceful Deer stamp set and works pretty good with the designer paper. I don’t have to coordinating cabin bundle yet … but you’ve convinced me that I want it … and that I will share plenty with you.

You’ll notice that I used the Subtle Shimmer Sequins on this card as well as the shaker! Might as well get as much use out of our products as we can … Right!

How could I forget … I couldn’t resist added some Wink of Stella on my trees. That little extra sparkle just fit in well with the designer paper.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed getting to see what you can do with the extra pieces of paper that was cut from our Peaceful Place 12 x 12 designer paper.

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Sweet, Sweet Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’re going from spooky to sweet with our Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog. (Formally the Holiday Catalog) I’m using the coordinating Frosted Gingerbread Bundle to create a sweet holiday card …

This simple layout is sweet when you need to create many Christmas cards and all of those candies brighten anyone’s day.

The candies were created with the coordinating dies and are done in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive …

I had to add the Wink of Stella to my candies to make them glisten. There are several circle dies and candy tops that will help you create some needed depth and texture to the card.

Don’t you just love a quick -n- easy cards … especially when you have a BIG Christmas card list. The quicker you get done, the more Hot Chocolate you can enjoy … while your stamping! Hard to think of Hot Chocolate when you are going to have temps in the high 90’s!

Thank you for dropping in and checking out my blog. Enjoy your day~

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Simply Sunday: Ghosts Near & Far …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

BOO! Today’s card is hauntingly cute and full of spirit … or should I say spirits! When I saw this designer paper I could not resist, I had to add it to my collection! It is the Cute Halloween Designer Series paper from the Stampin’ Up! Aug. – Dec. Mini Catalog. (Formally the Holiday Catalog)

The attraction is these cute little apparitions …

You can’t help but want to go on a Ghost Hunt to find out what they are up to! One has a bowl of munchies, but as quick as it goes in, it comes out and he leaves a little trail as he goes. The other appears to be a trickster cast spells as the other one wants to go trick or treating!

I decided to use the Pumpkin Pie cardstock as my base as it pulls out the color out of the rest of the card. A black mat makes the designer paper pop. The “BOO” designer paper is the backside of our ghosts …

I tried to catch the glimmer of the Wink of Stella on my little ghost but the angle also shows how all the colors blend seamlessly together. I added a little bow with the Black Gingham ribbon.

Sometimes cute and simple is all you need to send a little Halloween Hello to someone you love. With 12 grandkids … it just makes life easier! lol

Thank you for stopping by and spending a part of your Sunday with me. I hope the rest of your day is peaceful~

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