Hello Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Since Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, I thought I would share several different “love themed” cards with all of you over the next week or so to help you get prepared! It will be a mini-blog series focused on “Love.” The cards can be used for Valentine’s Day, Weddings, Anniversaries or any other special occasion in which you want to spread the love!  Today’s project showcases a fun way to use the Sealed with Love Bundle of products.

To make this card, start with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 3-1/2 x 3-12 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Using the heart edgelit (from the Love Notes Framelit Die set) cut out the right side of the cardstock. Then grab the Sealed with Love stamp set and stamp your sentiment and the fancy scroll image in black ink and the hearts in Real Red ink.  Cut a 3/4 x 3-1/2 inch piece of basic black cardstock and adhere it slightly behind the left side of the whisper white cardstock, as shown. Be sure to allow around 1/2 inch of the black cardstock showing. Tuck a lace doily under the black cardstock, as shown, and adhere everything to the Real Red card front.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a little Sending Love heart embellishment. Enjoy!

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Spray of Hearts

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I have been busy creating a variety of different “love themed” cards that can be used for Valentine’s Day or any other celebration of love. Today’s project was inspired by some stamped images that I had right in front of me on my grid paper. I use a piece of grid paper while I am stamping so that I can practice stamping my images before I put them to a project. I also use grid paper to make sure I don’t get any ink on my craft table. 🙂  Since I was making Valentine’s Day cards, I had a lot of heart images randomly stamped on this paper. That’s when the idea for this card hit me! And I learned that sometimes inspiration is right there in front of me!

To make this card, start with a piece of Pool Party cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Find a small heart shaped image; I used the image found in the Sealed with Love stamp set. Start in the upper left hand corner of the white cardstock and, using Pool Party ink, randomly stamp the image diagonally across the card. Use the “stamp off” technique which means you stamp the image and then stamp it again without re-inking. Then switch colors and repeat the stamping process. I used Real Red ink for the second color. Once you have a “spray” of hearts across your card, use the small splatter image, from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, to add some silver embossed speckles. Simply ink up the splatter image with some Versa Mark and stamp the image over the hearts, sprinkle with silver embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat to set. For the finishing touch, emboss a little sentiment on a scrap piece of pool party cardstock, and adhere to the card with a few dimensionals! Enjoy!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Box

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Did you enjoy the Sealed with Love Valentine’s Day card I shared with you the other day?  Well today I have a fun little Valentine’s Day Gift box idea to share. It showcases another great use for the Sending Love Suite of products but it also incorporates a fun new Window Box Thinlit Die.  It’s a great way to create a coordinating gift box and card this Valentine’s Day!

The new Window Box Thinlit Die set has everything you need to create this adorable little gift box…plus a whole lot more! The die actually cuts and scores the box which makes it super simple to put together!  Simply use the large image to cut out the pieces for the box. You will need to cut two (2) large images.  Fold each of these pieces on all of the score lines.  The thinlit die cuts out little “tabs” for you to assemble the box.  Simply apply some adhesive to the tabs and secure all of the pieces together. I used the double sided Tear & Tape as my adhesive because it is a bit stronger and will hold the box together better than SNAIL adhesive. Be sure to leave the top flap for the box free of adhesive, this will allow you to open and close the box.  That’s important if you want to put something in it! Then just decorate the box with some of the fun products from the Sending Love Suite! In other words, embellish as desired!

The little gift box pairs up nicely with the Sealed with Love Valentine’s Day card idea I shared with you the other day!  For more information on how to create the card, follow this link http://wp.me/p6fPxx-1BE

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Sealed with Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  The week is half over already! Wow time flies when you are having fun, right?  Especially if the fun involves a bit of stampin’ and craftin’! Today I have a fun little Valentine’s Day project to share with you. Yes, I know…I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! It’s less than a month away so I thought I better start sharing some ideas! The project I have for you today was created with the products from the Sending Love Suite! Let’s take a look at how to make this card!

Start with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of the card. Using the heart edglit die, found in the framelit set, cut the right side of the card front. The edglit die will actually cut out those adorable little hearts right on the side of your card! It’s pretty awesome!  Next, cut a 5-1/4 x 3 inch piece of one of the patterned papers in the Sending Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack. Adhere it to the front of your card using a bit of SNAIL or other adhesive. Cut out two little “love notes” envelopes using the die in the Love Notes Framelit set.  Use different patterned paper for each envelope. The die will actually cut and score the little envelope which makes it super simple to put together. Then simply decorate the envelopes as desired! You can embellish them with some of the Sending Love Ribbon and/or those adorable little wooden embellishments. Stamp a little love note, cut it out with the coordinating framelit, and tuck it into one of the envelopes. Adhere both envelopes to the card front as shown. You can also add a bit of bling to the hearts by adding some rhinestones.

On the inside of the card, cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white carstock. Cut a 1 x 5-1/4 inch piece of one of the red patterned papers in the DSP pack and adhere to the right side of the white cardstock.  This piece will serve as a “matte” for those adorable hearts you cut into the front of the card. Enjoy!

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Crafty Creations

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Did you have a good weekend?  AI sure did! This weekend I was blessed to have the opportunity to spend some time with my mom. We crafted on Saturday and Sunday! I love spending quality time with her! And we had a blast!  Look at all of the beautiful cards we made! 🙂

How cool is that?  We created with a little bit of “old” (retired) products and a little bit of the new (current) catalog products!  Now many of these cards I have shared with you in other posts on this website. However, there was one particular project that was brand new…and that’s the card right in the front of the pic created with the Wetlands stamp ste! Let’s take a look at how to create it!

To make this card, start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 3 x 3 inch piece of the Serene Scenery Designer Paper that looks like a beach or water. Place a dab of adhesive on the back of this 3 x 3 piece and stick it to the middle of the white card front (just use a little bit of tape so that you can easily remove it).  Stamp the sandpiper image across the card and the serene scenery paper using black ink. Once you have stamped the image all the way across the card, carefully peel it off the card front. Cut a 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 inch piece of pool party cardstock; adhere the serene scenery piece (with the stamped images) onto the pool party cardstock. Then adhere to the card; be sure to line up the images.  For the finishing touch, stamp a little sentiment on the bottom! Enjoy!

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So Detailed

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Today’s project showcases the gorgeous So Detailed Thinlit Die set.  I love using detailed thinlit dies so I was super excited to see this set in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. This first thing that came to my mind was to design a wedding invitation. My son is getting married in September 2017 so that’s probably what led me down the path of wedding designs. 🙂  However, this set can be used to create a whole host of projects that can be used for just about any occasion! I was actually playing around with the design of this card a bit so let me show you a simple little trick to quickly and effortlessly change the look of this card.

Now this particular card was designed to be used as a wedding invitation but it can easily be used for an Anniversary or even a Birthday.  You can actually stamp the sentiments on the inside of the card as all of this decorative detail is on the front of the card. Yes, this card opens like a normal card…you don’t even have to untie the bow! I love the elegant look of white on white or, in this case, vanilla on vanilla. To make this card, start with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and set aside.

Using the large scalloped thinlit die, cut out two (2) decorative pieces from a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere one piece to the each side of the 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. The die actually gives you a little “flap” or solid piece of cardstock on the bottom (refer to pic) which allows you to easily fold adhere it to the a piece of cardstock. So I fold and adhered the “flap” around to the back of the 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Very Vanilla so that only the decorative part of the die was showing on the front. Then cut about a 12-14 inch piece of the 1/4″ Very Vanilla ribbon and wrap it around the middle of the 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of cardstock that has the decorative pieces adhered to it (make sure the piece is long enough for you to to tie a bow in the front). Take each end of the ribbon and thread it through a few openings in the decorative pieces on each side of the card; then tie and bow in the middle.  The decorative pieces will overlap slightly. Take the entire 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that you just decorated and adhere it to a Very Vanilla card base.  For the finishing touch, add a little Falling In Love Embellishment!

To change up this card design, slide a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of your favorite patterned paper in between the decorative pieces and the Very Vanilla cardstock…and…voila…you have a whole new look! The project below is the exact same card I made above, the only difference is the addition of a piece of Falling In Love Designer Paper on the front. Get creative with it and enjoy!

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So In Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  I have started working on some Valentine’s Day and  “Love-Themed” cards using the Falling in Love product suite. Today we are going to focus on a “Love-Themed” project created with the Falling in Love product suite. If you haven’t seen the products in this suite, you need to check them out!  They are simply gorgeous and it’s one of my favorite product suites in the new catalog. Yeah, I know, I seem to have a lot of favorites! 🙂 The products in this suite focus on “love-themed” events like anniversaries and weddings. However,you could certainly use these products to create projects for other occasions as well. So today I want to share one of my favorite projects created with this suite.

To make this card, start with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock for the base of your card. Randomly stamp some of the images from the “So in Love” stamp set on the front of your card base using Blushing Bride ink. Just a little tip: Stamp the images in a cluster, overlapping them slightly, to create an elegant background. Lay one of the Lace doilies over the stamped images. I recommend not adhering the doily until you have the desired amount of stamped images on the card. This gives you the ability to remove the doily and stamp a few more images to fill in the background. Once you have the desired look for your background, adhere the doily to the card with a few glue dots. Cut a few pieces of white ribbon and some lace trim just a little bit longer than the size of the doily; adhere them across the center of the doily.  Take some linen thread and make a few loops around your fingers with it. Slide the loops off and adhere the bunch of linen thread to the center of the doily; use glue dots to hold it in place. Stamp a sentiment on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Sahara Sand ink; stamp some leaf images over the sentiment using Blushing Bride ink. Cut the Very Vanilla cardstock into a banner and adhere over the ribbon, trim and linen thread as shown; use dimensionals to secure it.  For the finishing touch, add a little Falling in Love Embellishment! Enjoy!

 

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Cool Treats

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Today I wanted to share some fun little birthday cards that I have been working on. The cards showcase some of the fabulous products from the Cool Treats product suite.  I love the vibrant colors used in this suite and, of course, the fun ice cream and popsicle images that come in the stamp set!

To make this card, start with a piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x 5-1/2 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Use the colors from the Product for your stamping:Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake. Start by stamping the birthday sentiments on the right hand side of the card as shown. Sponge some Pool Party ink on the left side of the white cardstock. Stamp the “swirl” of the ice cream cones on scrap pieces of Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder cardstock; use the same color ink as the cardstock for a subtle look. Repeat this process for the crumb cake colored ice cream cone. For the other ice cream cone, stamp the cone image on a scrap piece of whisper white, using Pear Pizzazz ink. Cut out the cone images with the coordinating framelits. Cut a 1/2 inch piece of the blue checker patterned paper from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and adhere it to the top of the white cardstock. Tie a bit of Peekaboo Peach ribbon across the white cardstock; adhere the end pieces around to the back of the white cardstock and then adhere to the center of your card front.  Assemble your ice cream cones and layer them on the left hand side of the card.

Start with a piece of Pool Party cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 3-1/2 inch piece of Watermelon Wonder and adhere it to the center of your card front. Cut a 5-1/4 x 2-1/8 inch piece of the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP (note: cut the paper so that you have 4 horizontal rows of cool treats and 3 vertical rows). Cut a delicate white doily in half and adhere each half to the back of the DSP as shown.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a little sentiment banner.

To make this card, start with a piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the base of your card. Cut 3 different patterns of paper from the DSP pack at the following measurements: 5-1/4 x 1/2 inch, 5-1/4 x 2-1/4 and 5-1/4 x 1-3/4 inches.  Adhere the 1/2 inch piece (the blue checkered pattern) to the left side of the card front. Adhere the ice cream pattern (1-3/4 inch piece) to the right side of the card front.  Then adhere the remaining piece in the middle of and overlapping onto the other pieces.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few different layers of shapes and an ice cream cone! Enjoy!

 

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Inside the Lines ~ Dragonfly Dreams

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  It’s the start of the NEW Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration!  Wahoo!  My favorite time of year!  Today I wanted to share a little project that I created for my new catalog open house!  The project showcases the Dragonfly Dreams bundle of products and the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  I have to admit that I wasn’t really fond of the DSP when I first saw it as I thought “Wow, it will take a long time to color all of those images!” But then I found a really quick and fun way to use that DSP.  Let’s take a closer look.

To make this card, start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of the flowery pattern from the Inside the Lines DSP. Note: This DSP is FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration!

Grab some sponges and the following ink colors:  Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Mint Macaron. Sponge each of the colors across the DSP as shown. Stamp the dragonfly image on a scrap piece of white cardstock, using blushing bride ink, then cut it out with the coordinating framelit. Cut a detailed dragonfly, using the coordinating framelit, out of a piece of vellum. Adhere the body of the vellum dragonfly to the blushing bride one with a few glue dots. Adhere a delicate white doily to the center of the DSP. Adhere the dragonfly with a few stampin’ dimensionals.  For the finishing touch, add a little sentiment banner and embellish with pearls. Enjoy!

 

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Stampin’ Up! 2017 Sale-a-bration

It’s that time of year again!  Time for Sale-A-Bration! Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year! This is my favorite time of year as there are soooooo many awesome deals and FREE products! Plus, there is a brand new catalog…the Occasions Catalog…that contains some fabulous new products!
There are 3 different ways that you can enjoy Sale-A-Bration rewards and the fun new catalog products:
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For every $50 you spend on ANY current catalog products, receive a Sale-A-Bration catalog item of your choice for FREE!

    

HOST

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more Stampin’ Rewards! For a $250 order that means you receive a total of $50 in FREE products ($250 x 10% = $25 + the additional $25)!

Individual orders or combined Party orders that reach $250 or more qualify for the Stampin’ Rewards!

You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

 

JOIN

Join my team of stampin’ enthusiasts during Sale-a-bration and receive $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products of YOUR CHOICE for only $99, shipping is FREE! And…during Sale-a-bration, you will also receive TWO FREE stamp sets of YOUR CHOICE in your starter kit!

As a demonstrator, you receive a 20% discount on all of your own orders! You can join for yourself or build a business, the choice is yours!

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