Simply Sunday: Do What Makes You Happy!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have my Simply Sunday card share for you … Are you looking for a fun, unique and quick way to make cards? Then let me re-introduce you to the “Project Life Specialty Card Collection”. On my March 9th post (Click Here to View) I shared a video that shows you the entire card collection!

Yesterday I shared a card that used one of the “resist” cards that was included in the kit, today I wanted to share one of the pretty printed acetate cards.

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I find this kit so fun to work with … and it’s FREE during Sale-a-bration!!  I’ll be sure to share a scrapbook page with you in the near future.

For today’s card I chose my card from the “Project Life Specialty Card Collection”first and designed around it. Knowing that the polka dots on my acetate was “Watermelon Wonder” … I chose it for my base and white to highlight.

The Whisper White is the base under my acetate and was stamped with the beautiful greeting “do more of what makes you happy” from the “Hello Life” stamp set. I attached my acetate by placing the Glue Dots underneath my polka dots.

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Next I popped up the entire card front with my Stampin’ Dimensionals and attached it to my Watermelon Wonder base.

I wanted to draw your eye directly to the verse so I surrounded it with cute little flowers.  My flowers are made from the Petite Petals punch and the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

I curled the edges of the Watermelon flower (Petite Petals Punch) down and pulled the petals of the Basic Black flower (Itty Bitty Punch Pack) upwards. They look great together, however I wanted just a touch of bling, so a Rhinestone in the center it is!

Don’t forget the Rhinestones are currently on the Weekly Deals … You can save $1.25 a pack!! That is a great deal for a product I would probably spend more on!!

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Don’t be afraid to use any of our Project Life card collections for cardmaking!! Or just try one of the already pre-cut card kits! Either way you’ll be sure to make quick -n- cute cards in no time at all.

Thanks so much for sharing a bit of your Sunday with me!

Have an awesome day!

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Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

 

…BECAUSE YOU’RE AWESOME

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a cute card that you can whip up with just a couple of punches and a fun embossing folder! Easy right! Cute too!

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Those of you who have stamped with me for a while, know that I love to layer color on color … today it’s white. Layers on a card just add that extra touch … a little more love. The first thing I did once I decided to do the white on white, was emboss the top layer with the “Lovely Lace” embossing folder.

I like to combine my punches to create even more layering – it adds depth and dimension to the card. Here is used the “Petite Petals” punch on the Wild Wasabi, Rose Red and Island Indigo cardstock… this flower is the perfect size to highlight so many other stamp sets and projects.

I then added the little white flower – punched from the “Itty Bitty Accents” Punch Pack and topped it off with a rhinestone. I liked it … but wanted a bit more color so I added a mat in Rose Red and White – that really popped my flowers.

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Awe … and you couldn’t find a better greeting to send some flowers to a friend than “because you’re awesome”.  This comes from the Sale-a-bration stamp set “Botanicals for You”. You can get this stamp set for free with a qualifying order of $50 (before shipping & handling).

I did hand cut my banner ends but you could easily use the “Triple Banner” punch. I use it all the time except when I let my sister use it to complete the extra packets of cards from my Catalog party.

Hope this quick -n- cute card inspires you to whip up a few cards for yourself.  Have fun and enjoy your weekend!

Thanks so much for joining me today.

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

HIP HIP HOORAY!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute card I’d like to share with you! I’ve seen many cards done with this layout so I thought I’d do one for you. Of course … I had to use stars!

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I’ve seen this style of card done with butterflies and other shapes too.  It’s easy and so much fun. It’s also a good way to use up some of those scrap pieces!

This card can be used for so many different occasions … especially with the “Hip Hip Hooray” greeting! I embossed it using White craft and White Embossing powder – I like how the white on white really stands out.

When I trimmed off the top of my card front, it was too cool to throw away … so I put it in the inside of my card and added a star!

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Here’s a tip … when you want to put adhesive on something thinner than your adhesive, use the Silicone Craft Sheet! You can run your adhesive over the top without making a sticky mess every where else. It’s a MUST HAVE!!

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to visit my blog!

Have an awesome day ~

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

 

Thinkin’ Spring …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Whew … didn’t think it would take me this long to get back to my computer today!  Sorry for the late post, too many chores last night.  Once I sat down … I was out for the count and woke up around 3:30 this morning!  We’ve all had those days, and now I’m back down in my stampin’ studio!

Today’s card is to inspire you to Think Spring!  I was happy to hear that our forecast of 5 to 8″ of snow has now turned into only 1 t0 3 inches!  I can deal with that.

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I chose the “Watercolor Wonder” designer series paper.  The design is the Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango watercolor sheet.  Those colors are so warming, and that is just what we need right now!

The designer paper is cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ … that will leave a 1/4″ border when you adhere it to the Whisper White card.

The front of the card is also Whisper White and cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″ … then emboss it using one of your favorite embossing folders and the Bigshot.  My apologies for grabbing the one that was from the Holiday catalog … let’s hope they put it back in the new 2014-15 Catalog!  It’s not on the Clearance Rack so let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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I used the cute little “Petite Petals” punch found on page 33 of the Occasions catalog.  Center your punch in the middle of your card front that you just embossed and punch.  Then punch out additional flowers on each side of the center flower.

Now … for the ribbon.  You may remember this technique from my February 22nd post (Faux Dipping) where I colored it with marks and spritzed it.  If not, your in luck because this time I took pictures to help explain how I did it.

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I began with the 3/8″ Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and colored it with my Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Markers.  Just slide your “brush end” (it also has a writing end) across the ribbon, don’t be afraid to go darker.

Once your finished inking up your ribbon, place it on some paper towel.  The paper towel will absorb some of the ink, that is why it’s OK to go darker when coloring it.  Fill your Stampin’ Spritzer with water and spritz over your ribbon… the more water you spritz on, the lighter your ribbon will become.  Set aside to dry.

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Tip:  You can the new Heat Tool to dry your ribbon because it actually has a low setting for drying!

I love this technique and it looks so nice with the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper.  Give it a try… it really is quite easy and can add a stunning look to your card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Here is the list of ingredients I used today …

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 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper  / $10.95

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 Petite Petals Punch / $12.95

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 Taffeta Ribbon – Whisper White / $6.95

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 Stampin’ Spritzer / $2.95 – Set of 2

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 Pearls Basic Jewels / $4.95

 You may view or purchase any of these items just by clicking on the item number.  It will take you directly to my stampin’ store.  Shop 24/7 – 365

Thank you.

Happy Valentine’s Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr …. it’s cold outside!  Woke up to minus 11 yesterday, and not much better today and it’s been topped off with some snow!

Glad to see you came back to check out what I did with that extra heart!  Well, it’s a super simple Valentine’s card.

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I grabbed my “Season of Style” Washi Tape … also from the Holiday catalog, and simply created lines  across on my card.   Washi tape is so fun and easy to use.  I secured the left side behind my card base, then brought it “through” the heart, so it was under one side and over the other!

Next I took the “Small Heart Punch” and punched 3 hearts out of the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Then I aligned all 3 hearts down the side of the card.  Each of the silver glimmer hearts were “popped” up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I’ve just got to add that dimension!

Next, I dug out my trusty … “Tiny Tiny Wishes” stamp set and added my Valentine’s greeting directly under the washi tape.  Can’t get much easier than this!  Quick, Simple & Cute!

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Thanks for stopping by today… sniff, sniff (wiping away tear) … this is my last post this year.  See you next year.  I will have so much more to share with you in 2014.

I want to “Thank You” for following my blog this past year … I was amazed to see that I have 12000 hits in only 6 months of blogging.  My blogger friends tell me that’s “pretty darn amazing”.  I say … I have amazing stampin’ friends!  Again, Thank You!

I wish you a very Safe and Happy New Year!

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

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

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$26.95

 Hearts Collection Framelits

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$4.95

 Season of Style Washi Tape

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$5.95

 Small Heart Punch

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$4.95

 Silver Glimmer Paper

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$36.95

 Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set – WOOD

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$26.95

 Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set – CLEAR

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

A Sneak Peek “Hello” with deals included …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hard to believe we’re coming up on the weekend already!  I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend planned.

So yesterday I told you that I would incorporate some of the items from the “Weekly Deals” into my card, well I am excited to say I did that, and included another Sneak Peek (yes, I spelled it correctly today)  Why is it that you never see the mistake until “after” you post / send your message.  lol

Today’s card share will show you another design from the “Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards” … I really love these!  They are so easy and fun to work with …. and they make us look like artists!

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The “Weekly Deals” that I have incorporated are the “Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders”, the “Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon” and the “Fancy Flower XL Punch”.  Three on one card … not bad!

I began with the Needlepoint Embossing Folder, and used that as the anchor to my card (the one item that ties everything together).

Next, I punched out 2 flowers from the “Fancy Flower Punch”  in the “Crisp Cantaloupe” and then sponged the edges with “Tangerine Tango” ink.   I chose the color pallet based on the colors that were included in the new “Watercolor Wonder” Designer Series Paper … I’ll show you that tomorrow!

I wanted a center to my flower, so I tied a knot in the “Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon” and pulled it through the flower. Then I added a ribbon banner to pull the color into the card.

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I added the 1″ circle of vanilla … after I smeared my greeting and had to punch it out and add the “hello” on vanilla!  You know what I say … there are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities to change the card!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card.  Don’t forget to check out the new items added to the “Clearance Rack Blitz”… just click on the link to check it out.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a “Fantastic Friday!”

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Here is the ingredient list for the card.  Be sure to keep scrolling down so you can see the weekly deals.

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 131056

$26.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – WOOD

 131059

$18.95

 A Dozen Thougths Stamp Set – CLEAR

 118073

NOW $12.71

 Fancy Flower XL Punch (Was $16.95)

 130019

NOW $6.71

Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon (Was $ 8.95)

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NOW $5.96

Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder (Was $7.95)

 102892

$10.95

 Sponge Daubers

Available January 3

12.95

 Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards

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

 

More card shares …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share with you, three more cards that we made at our Star’s Christmas Party.  We did what we call a “shoebox swap” … each participant designs a card and then cuts, and brings everything needed to make that card, then everyone at the event gets to make each others cards … it’s fun!

Would you be interested in joining in on a shoebox swap?  Let me know, I’d love to host it.

I thought I would start with Connie’s card ….

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My technique groups should recognize this, we just did the “Stained Glass” technique.  Here is another wonderful card idea for you.

Connie used the “Joyful Christmas” stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (good through January 3rd) and the “Silver 1/8″ Ribbon“.  I love that Connie did her card with Silver embossing, we did ours in gold …. such a small change can make the entire card look different, and both cards are beautiful.

Next, is Ren’s card.  Ren is Connie’s daughter and has been stamping with us for quite a while.

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Don’t you just love it!  We all love a good “punch” card and this one is so cute!  Ren had all the pieces cut so we didn’t even have to cut the door … we just embossed it with the new “Stylish Stripes” embossing folder.

For the wreath, we used the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  The trick here is to punch out the circle first … then center the scallop punch over the circle to create the perfect wreath!  The punches along with the adorable “Glimmer Brad – Brights Collection ” are found in our main Idea Book & Catalog.

Now I’d like to share with you, Susan’s card… a Tri-fold Easel Card!

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If you’re looking to impress someone, this will do it!  This beautiful card showcases the “Modern Medley” Designer Series Paper.  Anyone who knows me, knows this is one of my favorite Designer Papers in the catalog …. I find it so versatile.

The greeting “Your Kindness means so much” comes from the stamp set “From My Heart” … also found in the main catalog.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share … I loved making these beautiful cards with these wonderful ladies.  I can’t think of a better day, than stamping with my friends.

If you are interested in any of the items listed to make these cards, you can just click on the link (words highlighted in pink) to view or purchase.

Have an awesome day!

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