Tidings of Christmas: In July!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve been bitten by the bug … blame it on Lifetime movies and their Christmas in July marathon!! lol Today I’m sharing a pretty card that I created using the Tidings of Christmas Suite… and will showcase non-traditional colors.

We begin with a Early Espresso card base … and back! I’m loving the layers on this card. I then chose the Sahara Sand pattern from the Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer paper, it’s so cute with starry snowflakes.

The focal point of my card is the beautiful stars created with the coordinating dies from the Tidings & Trimmings bundle (part of the entire suite). The solid star is Early Espresso and the detailed star is cut from the “Gold” from the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.

Oh, the Metallic paper is so pretty so I used it to enhance the designer paper as well, and to jazz up my greeting …

I stamped my greeting with the VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it with our Gold Embossing powder. The raised verse in Gold looks great with the raised detailed star!

The stars were popped up to add dimension to the textured star … then I gave the banner a little wave to create some “action” to the card.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine trying out new techniques, so I hope you join me this Tuesday for my Facebook LIVE and a technique that is something special.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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: Love Stories

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you’re looking for a love story, then you’ll find one in today’s card featuring the beautiful Simply Elegant suite. The suite includes the Elegantly Said stamp set with coordinating Elegant Tag Punch, and the stunning Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Paper…. and I will be using all three.

We begin with this pretty pattern of designer paper in white and gold… so elegant. I matted this onto a piece of Gold Foil paper to really bring the gold out.

The card base is Basic White and our beautiful card front was mounted directly to it.

The next step was to create the greeting … This was done by stamping the verse with the VersaMark ink and then heat embossing with our Gold Embossing powder. The raised verse in Gold looks so elegant and pretty …

Next, our greeting was punched with the Elegant Tag punch on both ends. This is done by sliding the cardstock through the back of the punch. I added the Gold Pearls from the Metallic Pearls collection at each end of the punch.

Lastly, I popped up my greeting with the Stampin’ Dimensionals to create some depth and texture. A simple card to create yet so stunning!

I thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me, it is appreciated and I hope you enjoyed this simply elegant card with celebrates love stories.

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: Expressions In Ink

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ I trust you are having a wonderful weekend. Today I’d like to add a splash of color with the stunning Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper. This gorgeous paper is in tune with Simple Stamping but you are going to look like an artist!

You will recognize this paper as it adorns the front of our New 2021-22 Annual Catalog. I chose the floral pattern in Magenta Madness and also used that color as my cardbase. The paper is simply cut 6″ x 4″ and then trim it down to 5-1/4″ … this will fit the front of your card, leaving a nice border of Magenta Madness around it. You will use the 3/4″ piece that you cut off on the inside of your card … it fits nicely on the 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White.

With the beautiful gold throughout this design, I felt using gold embossing powder for my greeting was perfect. I’m using the New Create with Friends stamp set and I embossed it on a 1-1/2″ strip of Vellum Cardstock. Making this card was super simple and yet looks so elegant. To complete the look, I used the Gilded Gems … the largest ones because they “hide” the small Stampin’ Dimensionals!!

I can’t wait to show you even more at my Catalog Launch Party … be sure to get connect with me. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296817105346109 Then just simply request membership! Fellow demonstrators are welcome to follow along, but are excluded from the prizes, as they are reserved for my customers and downline. I appreciate your understanding.

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me and my blog! I truly appreciate your time.

Enjoy the 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

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 ♥ 

Sharing More Magic …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared the Magic of Embossing and how the transformation can be an amazing addition to your cardmaking. We saw how the embossing changed the color of the cardstock and how it enhances the designer paper.

I also showed you that you can emboss directly onto your stamped images, I demonstrated on the sunflower … Today, I’d like to share the finished card with you!

I used the “In Good Tasted” Designer Series paper as my background on my card and behind the card for the photo. I love the rustic look with the sunflower, and it is one of the designer papers that go On Sale Today!

The In Good Taste Designer paper is so very versatile because the textile patterns are so stunning and well chosen. I think Stampin’ Up! gave us a good variety of patterns.

I teamed up my Celebrate Sunflowers with the dies from the Well Said Bundle to add a pop of color with the leaves and a simple greeting ….

The results are amazing! The dark color of the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper and the depth you get when you clear emboss your sunflower really stand out and compliment each other well.

If you are enjoying any of the items showcased today, and would like to add them to your stampin’ collection, I have a list of ingredients below. Just click on any item … it will give you a full description and takes you directly to my store. I appreciate your support.

Here are two more cards that Stampin’ Up! created …

Two new textile backgrounds … a woven pattern and tiles! This designer paper is simply amazing.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my finished sunflower card and the two Stampin’ Up! samples. Thank you so very much for spending a part of your day with me.

Have a great day ~

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 

The Magic of Heat Embossing

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ll be sharing my short video on the Magic of Heat Embossing … this simple technique probably dates back many years. I’ve been stamping and a demonstrator (Yes, I was not a cardmaker before I signed up!!) for 20 years, and heat embossing is what caught my attention!

I will be showing you how amazing a VersaMark pad and Clear embossing power is in transforming your projects. Grab your favorite beverage and sit back for a short video as I show you three (3) different items to emboss …

I must admit … not my best presentation but I hope you saw the magic in the technique. Here’s the the first card that I made on the video …

but I’ll also be sharing the two cards that I promised. Lets begin with the balloons ….

The balloons were created as shown in the video. In the video I said I prefer the “strings” on my balloons versed the hand drawn strings so I found some Bakers Twine and added them to my balloons.

Since we I shared the upcoming Designer Paper Sale with you, I thought I would use one of them for a background. I’m using the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper on this card …

In fact, I have been using the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper as my backgrounds for all my photo shoots for posting my cards right here!! All of those beautiful wood patterns, brick and tiles all come from this package, including this rustic wood which is probably my favorite!

Let’s move on to the Heartfelt Hugs designer series paper we embossed …

I love the look of the Heartwarming Hugs Designer paper, and embossing it created a stunning new look. When I punched it out with the heart (Heartwarming Hugs paper … get it! lol) I knew exactly where I was going with this card. Create layers of this designer paper to highlight the heart.

In the video you can see how lovely the designer paper is embossed so I decided to mat the heart with the new Red Foil from the Mini Catalog. The shine on both of these creates an amazing focal point to the card …

The only thing I would add to this card is “Red Rhinestones” … might add a little balance on the right side. BUT … I still love the way this card turned out.

Hope you enjoyed the video and the final cards created with this simple and fun technique … there truly is magic in heat embossing!

Here is a list of the Designer Papers on Sale starting tomorrow …

Thank you for joining me today, I’ll be back tomorrow to share the “Sunflower” card with you!! Till then …

Have an amazing day ~

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 

Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope all of you who wanted to enjoy the savings on some awesome stamp sets offered during the Birthday Sale got your orders in on time … a special “Thank You” to all who ordered. You’re going to love your new goodies!!

Today I have a special card to share with you. This was created by our Stampin’ Up! team and can be found on my website at www.lindaluvs.stampinup.net   and was made using the Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set …

The background is Garden Green and the several patterns of Designer Paper are from the Dashing Along paper (an earlier promotional item).  The red ornament was created using Gold Emboss powder done on yet another pattern from the Dashing Along Designer paper.

Two ornaments (baubles) were cut from the coordinating framelit set Detailed Baubles.  If you purchase the two (stamp set and dies) together as a bundle, you can save 10%.

Simple … yet totally cute card that is easily replicated when making many Christmas Cards. Hope you enjoyed it.

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me.

Have an awesome day!

 

Simply Sunday … Sending Good Wishes

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m so excited to share my first card made with our newest photopolymer stamp set … “Loving Amazing You”. This great new set is just what you need to spread happiness to all. Its so versatile, you’ll find yourself using it over and over again. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C (not included in the set).

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I wanted to create a simple, beautiful card … I love feather and all the greetings. I will definitely be sharing more from this stamp set with you.

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I stamped the feather with the VersaMark™ pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then sponged “Coastal Cabana” ink over the feathers and also used it for my greeting.

Just a pop of the Coastal Cabana between the two white pieces helps tie it all together. This card could be done in numerous different colors … pick your favorite!

There is a little texture created by embossing but I wanted to add some dimension to the card to I popped up the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. That is it … simple, yet beautiful.

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Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Have a simply beautiful day ~

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Christmas Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Burrr!  Hope you’re staying warm.

As we begin the day with a whoppin’ 5 degrees, I hear it’s going to warm up into the 20’s … just so it can snow!  Oh well, that’s winter in Wisconsin!

Today I will share with you my final “Silver & Gold” card (we’ll at least for a little while).  I couldn’t resist, I was just having too much fun creating with these fabulous foil papers.

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My card today highlights the “snowflake” from the “Festive Flurry” stamp set found in the Holiday catalog.  Just to let you know,  the holiday catalog purchasing period ends January 2nd.

I heat embossed the snowflake with the silver embossing powder and cut it out with the coordinating “Festive Flurry” framelit dies.  I then highlighted it with the rhinestones.

I used the Ovals Collection framelits to cut out an oval to showcase the snowflake.  I also added a strip of the gold foil paper to the side, after embossing it with the “Stylish Stripes” Impressions Folder.  I accented it with the silver ribbon, just to tie bring the card together.

My greeting “Christmas Wishes” comes from the stamp set “Joy to the World” … I was really impressed with the stamps in this set and use them quite a bit on my cards.

I used Very Vanilla cardstock as my base, it created a softer and warmer effect than using the white.

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Thanks for stopping by and I will be sure to show you something other than silver and gold tomorrow.

Stay warm ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Gold Foil Sheets

 132193

$24.95

 Festive Flurry Framelit Dies

 131778

$39.95

 Festive Flurry Stamp Set – WOOD

 131781

$29.95

 Festive Flurry Stamp Set – CLEAR

 131796

$21.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set – WOOD

 131799

$16.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set – CLEAR

 129381

$26.95

 Ovals Collection Framelit Dies

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

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There is still time to purchase “GIFT CERTIFICATES” for you friends and family … An awesome gift, just before the new “Occasions Catalog” is released and Sale-a-bration just around the corner. 

Contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Christmas Cheer …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

Wow … It’s cold outside today!  We’ve got -4 degree windchills …. burr!

Today I want to share another Silver and Gold card, simple and pretty.  Just a few steps to create…

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I taped together (on the back) the silver and gold blocks to create the background.  I then stamped the snowflake from “Festive Flurry” and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

I embossed a separate snowflake and cut it out with the coordinating Framelits.

My “christmas cheer” greeting comes from the stamp set “Sweet Essentials”.

Now to finish off the card I added the Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine and a “Frosted Finishes Embellishment”.

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Enjoy your day and stay warm …

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Gold Foil Sheets

 132193

$24.95

 Festive Flurry Framelit Dies

 131781

$29.95

 Festive Flurry Stamp Set – CLEAR

 126457

$14.95

 Sweet Essentials Stamp Set – CLEAR

 132150

$6.95

 Frosted Finishes Embellishments

 132178

$3.95

 Silver Foil Sheets

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Silver and Gold Greetings …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

OK … so how many of you did I stump with my “Stay Gold” comment or wonder who the heck Johnny and Ponyboy were?  It’s from the movie “The Outsiders” …

The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton (taken from Wikipedia)

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The film is noted for its cast of up-and-coming stars, including C. Thomas Howell (who garnered a Young Artist Award), Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane.

Ponyboy Curtis was played by C. Thomas Howell and Johnny Cade was played by Ralph Macchio… the main characters in the film.  I like this movie and watch it whenever it’s on.  It truly launched the careers of many of it’s cast.

Today’s card share …

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Staying with the “gold” theme … I followed the same technique as yesterday, embossing the gold foil sheet but I used the “Stylish Stripes” emboss folder on today’s card.  Then I secured the beautiful “Silver 1/8″ Ribbon” along the double stripes to create a cool effect.

I promise I won’t go into the background of the holiday song … Silver and Gold sung by Burl Ives.  However, I will ask … do you know what movie that hails from???

Keeping my card simple … I just added the “Season’s Greeting” greeting from the “Joy to the World” stamp set.  Again, I heat embossed it with gold emboss powder, then backed the greeting with the Silver Foil paper.  The base of the card is Whisper White.

Many of the items used for this card are found in the Holiday catalog, and you can view by clicking on any of the “highlighted” words.

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Have a great day ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 132622

$3.95

 Gold Foil Sheets

 132174

$7.95

 Stylish Stripes Impressions Emboss Folder

 131796

$21.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set – WOOD

 131799

$16.95

 Joy to the World Stamp Set – CLEAR

 132137

$4.95

 Silver 1/8” Ribbon

 132178

$3.95

 Silver Foil Sheets

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Happy Birthday Friend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

How are you this fine Thursday?  My wish for you is a marvelous day!

Today I am going to share with you, a birthday card that I made for a dear friend of mine who’s birthday is on Friday.  We have been friends since the 5th grade (and that’s all I’m going to say about that) lol.

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My technique today is triple time.   Simply layer your 3 light colored cardstock together when stamping, then separate and mat.  I just love this technique, it’s easy and looks cool.

I have used the “Secret Garden” stamp set with the Crushed Curry ink.  When using the new ink pads … you can emboss, which I did with the clear embossing powder.   Then I colored the centers in with the Chocolate Chip marker.  I wanted to give my card a fall flair.

To continue with the fall theme, I choose to use the “Burlap Ribbon” … however in a very different way.  I cut the surged edge off and then pulled it apart.  The strings from the burlap ribbon add even more texture because it kinked.   I’ve seen this done before and always wanted to try it … what was I waiting for!

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Here are the ingredients for today’s card …  the item numbers are linked to my on-line store.  You will be able to see a picture and a description of the product, just by clicking on it.

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 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 131940

 $25.95

Secret Garden – WOOD

 129144

 $18.95

Secret Garden – CLEAR

 128577

 $37.95

Fabulous Phrases – WOOD

 120501

 $26.95

Fabulous Phrases – CLEAR

 132140

 $7.95

Burlap Ribbon

 109130

 $4.75

Clear Embossing Powder

 129053

 $29.95

Heat Gun

 119857

 $15.95

Word Window Punch

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Tomorrow I’m going to share a card that was inspired by a photo!

Have a fabulous day!

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Congratulations …

Hello Stampers …

Wow… can’t believe it’s Friday already.  I hope you have the day off for holiday.

Update on Mom … everything is stabilized and she will be coming home today.  Thank you so much for the prayers and well wishes – I really appreciate your concern, it’s so sweet of you, and you really cheered Mom up.

Today I am sharing another card I made using the RMHC (Ronald McDonald House Charities) 2013-14 exclusive stamp set “TAG IT”.  Oh my gosh, this set is so cute… so I’ll be sure to post more for you.

The “TAG IT” stamp set coordinated with the Chalk Talk Framelit dies, adding a nice touch to this set.

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I went a bit bold with my color pallet today, I figure that if your sending out congratulations, you may as well say it loud, and say it proud!  Maybe these are someones school colors!!

The trophy was heat embossing with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and the new Daffodil Delight ink pad (no need for an additional ink pad anymore)!

The background was embossed with the Big Shot and stripe folder.  I also used the Simply Stars stamp set that I used on yesterday’s holiday card!!

The Daffodil embellishments on the bottom of the card are the “new” Candy Dots … aren’t they cute!  I just love them.

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Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Sets:

TAG IT (W-130300 / C-130303)

Simply Stars (W-130889 / C-130892)

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight – 119683 /  Whisper White – 100730 / Pacific Point – 111350

Ink – Daffodil Delight -126944 / Pacific Point – 126951

Heat Gun – 129053 /  Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder – 101930

Candy Dots: Brights – 130931 (Daffodil Delight)

Remember… for each “TAG IT” Stamp Set sold, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  My personal goal is to sell 100 this year.

You can shop 24-7 from my on-line store by clicking the link below… or feel free to contact me.

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I appreciate you stopping by to see my post today.

Have an awesome weekend!

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A time for Celebration …

Hello Stampers …

Happy 4th of July!  Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day.

My apologies for the lateness of the post … I spent most of yesterday at the hospital with my Mom.  She was admitted for an irregular heart beat and blood pressure.  They got the blood pressure stabilized but not the heart beat.  I will be going back up today, and will keep you posted.

In honor of the July 4th celebrations… I have created a quick -n- easy card for you!101_1374


I used the new stamp set “Simply Stars”.  I love stars, I find them so versatile – they are great for almost any occasion.   I stamped them with the White Craft Ink and then embossed them… it was done on a single sheet of cardstock and then cut into the three pieces.

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The reflection of the star was created by stamping it directly onto the cardstock in Real Red Ink and then stamping and cutting out the Navy star … I popped it up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Sets:

Simply Stars (W-130889 / C-130892)

Make a Wish (W-131928 / C-129222)

Cardstock: Real Red – 102482 /  Whisper White – 100730 / Night of Navy – 100867

Whisper White Craft Ink – 101731

White Embossing Powder – 109132

Heat Gun – 129053

You can shop 24-7 from my on-line store by clicking the link below… or feel free to contact me.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by …

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