Spring is Kite Weather …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Warm sunny days with a nice breeze is the perfect time to pull out the kites and enjoy some family time … running, relaxing and watching those kites high in the sky.

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Pool Party 4-1/4” x 11, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Cardstock #1: Daffodil Delight 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Cardstock #2: Basic White 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Cardstock #3: Basic White 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”
  • DSP #1: 3-3/4” x 1”
  • Cardstock #4: 3-1/2” x 1/2”  
  • Scrap of Daffodil Delight & Basic White Cardstock for stamped kites

Instructions:

  • Fold the Pool Party card base in half and burnish the fold.
  • On the piece of Basic White Cardstock, stamp the kite strings and three clouds in    Momento ink as shown.
  • Color the bows on the kite strings with Pool Party Dark & Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends, then accent the shadows on the clouds with Pool Party Light Stampin’ Blends. Accent the clouds with Wink of Stella.
  • Adhere the DSP to the Basic White Cardstock, about 1/8” from the bottom.
  • Adhere the Basic White Cardstock layer to the Daffodil Delight Cardstock, then adhere to the Pool Party card base.
  • On a scrap of Daffodil Delight Cardstock, stamp the kite in Daffodil Delight ink, cut out the image and adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • On a scrap of Basic White Cardstock, stamp the kite in Momento ink, color the image with Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight Dark and Pool Party Dark), then cut out the image and adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Accent the centers of the flowers with Wink of Stella.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the strip of Daffodil Delight Cardstock in Momento ink. Banner punch both ends of the sentiment strip using the Banners Pink a Punch and adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie a bow using the silver Simply Elegant Trim and adhere to the card using a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Add three Bumblebee In Color Jewels (two medium, one small) to the card front as shown.

Brings back some lovely memories … or I’ll pick up the grandkids and make some more!!

Thank you for joining me ~

Have a wonderful 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 ❤

Nuts & Bolts Card Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a totally amazing card with you. If you have grandchildren or any little one’s in your family … they are going to fall in love with this card. This card highlights the Nuts and Bolts stamp set. I’ll also be sharing the dimensions and step by step directions so you can create this card with ease!

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Basic White 4.25 x 11” folded to 4.25” x 5.5”
  • Cardstock #2: Pale Papaya 4” x 5.25”

Instructions:

  • Cut and score Basic White card base. Fold in half.
  • Cut Pale Papaya Cardstock to 4” x 5.25”
  • Using the flower robot stamp, ink the flower gear image only in Pale Papaya ink on the Pale Papaya card stock. Use a post-it note to mask off the robot if needed. Stamp gear flower randomly in background. Mount to card front.
  • Using the flower robot stamp, Ink and stamp the flower gear image 3 times in Pale Papaya ink on the Pale Papaya card stock.
  • Using the Strawberry Builder punch (flower image), punch out all three of the stamped flower gears. Curl petal edges slightly with fingers or bone folder. Add an iridescent rhinestone to each punched flower center. Set aside.
  • Stamp robot in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Basic White cardstock. Color using Smoky Slate, Basic Black and Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends. Use a color lifter to model the gray ink and make it look distressed.
  • Cut out finished colored robot image.
  • Stamp Kind Human sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Basic White cardstock. Cut out.
  • In the top 2/3 of the stamped Pale Payapa cardstock blend a small circle of Pale Papaya ink using a blending brush and Pale Papaya ink. The blended circle should be slightly larger than the size of the robot image. See card for placement example.
  • Mount Robot using Stampin’ Dimensionals on top of the blended circle. Add sentiment using dimensionals, mount under robot feet.
  • Die cut the smaller YOU ARE AMAZING from Pale Papaya cardstock using the Amazing Thanks dies. Mount to card in the bottom 2/3 using liquid glue. See card for placement example.
  • Mount three flowers around robot onto card front using a glue dot.

Don’t you just LOVE this little cutie? Oh my gosh … and I love the “amazing” greeting applied in the same color; it gives you a subtle dimension and texture. Too cute!!

Thank you for stopping by ~

Have a wonderful 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 ❤

It’s your birthday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I continue with my Quick-n-Easy card series share with the designer paper.  I thought it would be fun to use the same designer paper and stamp set that I used yesterday!  I came up with a fun and colorful kids card for a birthday.

Our designer paper is the “Sweet Taffy” and I picked the stripped and polka dot patterns… that’s a whole lot of fun!  It’s the “Big News” stamp set,and I picked “It’s your birthday!” and yes, it’s suppose to have ink inside the letters 🙂

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My base card is Tempting Turquoise… I also matted the greeting with it.   I added the Daffodil Delight behind the designer paper to coordinate with the cotton ribbon and scallop punch behind the candle.  Whisper White was used for the greeting, the candle and the inside of the card.

I pulled out the Circle Collection Framelits to cut out my greeting and the mat.  I was tempted to do some paper piercing on the Turquoise mat some texture, but I said I would give you quick -n- easy! Feel free to step up any card with paper piercing.  It is easy and it adds a nice touch to the card.

I also did some punching, that’s always a quick and easy way to jazz up a card.  Today I used the 1-3/8″ Circle punch and teamed it up with the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch.

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Yep … I did it, I broke out the glitter!  It’s been a while but I love the sparkle on the card.  I’m sure I’ll be sparkling for a few days too.  Even the shower doesn’t even get it all off, but it does look pretty going down the drain! LOL

Don’t forget that today is Tuesday and that means new Weekly Deals!  Click on the “WEEKLY DEALS”  picture below and check out what’s on sale today!

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Not sure if I’ll be sharing this combination of  “Sweet Taffy” & “Big News” again tomorrow, but I will have another Quick -n- Easy card for you!

Have a great day ~

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Throwback Thursday … with “Tag It”

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With all the social media buzz going on now days, I thought I’d share something fun with you.  No … I’m not posting a “selfie” but I thought it would be fun to do a “Throwback Thursday”.  So today I’m going to share with you some cards that I had made a while back.

I’m actually going to share a “set sampler” with you.  This is a group of cards made from the same stamp set…. today’s set is the “Tag It” stamp set.   Some of these you have seen before, and some will be new to you.  On that note … let’s get on with the sharing!

My first card is a Get Well card that I paired up with the “Quarterfancy Specialty” Designer Paper.  I created it with Daffodil Delight cardstock because I thought it was bright and cheery!  I also used the Polka Dot embossing folder and Daffodil Delight seam binding.

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This cute birthday card below, is a fun card for the kid of any age … 9 to 92!  I love all the bold colors by using the brights collection: Pacific Point and Real Red.  I teamed it with the In-Color; Gumball Green (this will be retiring this year!)

The “Tag It” stamp set coordinates with the “Chalk Talk Framelits” found on page 187.  I used the tag framelit to create a focal point for my stamped image.

You will also see the cute little “Candy Dots” … I used them to anchor the red banners.  All mounted on the Pacific Point background that was embossed with the “Fancy Fan” folder.

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The “Tag It” stamp set our Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  Each year Stampin’ Up! designs a new stamp set to raise funds to help families who have children with serious illnesses.  When you buy the “Tag It” stamp set …. Stampin’ Up! will donated $3 to the RMHC.  It’s the best kind of gift.

My next card is a fun and bright way of saying … Congratulations!  Who wouldn’t want this star spangled beauty to celebrate their accomplishments.  Again I used the Chalk Talk Framelits and Candy Dots.  I did however team up my stars with the stripes embossing folder.

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Oh yes, there is more!   Why … because “I DIG YOU”!!   Oh my gosh … I love this card (I love them all) but this one is just a neat way to tell someone you care about them.

I used the “Epic Day This and That” Designer Series Paper.  The earthy colors work so well with our “digging” tool!  LOL    Oh my … it’s just too cute!

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I have one last card for you… my “Christmas Around the World” card.  OK … I love this one too!

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I used the “I Am Me” Designer Series Paper because of this pattern.  I just thought “how can you not use that for a Santa card!”  Right?  Again, I used the Chalk Talk Framelits to cut out Santa.  He was actually stamped twice, once in Gumball Green and the other in Real Red.  The green greeting were cut out and popped up on the tag.

If you don’t already have this stamp set … think about it.  With each set sold – $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  To date we have donated over $1,000,000 … because we all care.  Kinda makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share … this one really touches my heart. I have listed the ingredients for these cards along with the link to view or purchase.

I wish you a warm and wonderful day today.

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Rev Up the Fun!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I caught a glimpse of the qualifying runs for the Daytona 500 – that means Spring is just around the corner … right?  It also inspired my card for today’s share.

With all the beautiful floral stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up! catalog, it seems “man cards” are few and far between.  If you are in need of an idea, I hope this inspires you.  It will also work great for a kids card.

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My color pallet today is simple … Midnight Muse and Whisper White.  I chose the “Rev Up the Fun” stamp set and the race car.  The greeting is included in the stamp set.  The tire tracks stamp is great for the inside of this card … and don’t forget to stamp the envelope too!

I embossed the bottom half of the card with the “Chevron” textured embossing folder.  When I was ready to stamp the car, I wanted it to look like it was racing across the card, so I began at the right side, held it down for a bit to ensure I had a nice dark color … then dragged it backwards.

Here’s a tip … Practice, practice, practice.  This way you make sure you got a good feel of how you want it too look, and to make sure your not dragging it crooked across the card.

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Next I used the “Word Bubble Framelit Dies” and cut out a word bubble that fit the greeting.  I set my greetings inside the word bubble dies to make sure they fit, before I cut.

Then I stamped my greeting on a separate piece of white cardstock and popped it up behind the opening.  I then added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the rest of the piece before mounting it onto the Midnight Muse mat.

My final step was to add the ribbon … I tied a knot in it before attaching (more manly than a bow).  Then I just used my Snail adhesive to adhere the card front to the base.

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Thank you so much for checking out my blog today.  Hope I inspired you to start your week off by “Rev’in up the Fun”.

Take good care ~

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

130520

$18.95

 Rev Up the Fun Stamp Set – WOOD

130523

$14.95

 Rev Up the Fun Stamp Set – CLEAR

127749

$7.95

 Chevron Textured Embossing Folder

126847

$8.95

 Midnight Muse 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon

132968

$24.95

 Word Bubble Framelit Dies

104430

$3.95

 Stampin’ Dimensionals

I made sure that the items used today will qualify for a FREESale-a-Bration item!  Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Thank YOU!