Party Animal

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today is my daughter’s 28th birthday! Wow how time flies!  We are going to celebrate with her tonight! And although I’m not going to share the birthday card I created for her (just in case she reads this) I will share a fun little birthday card idea with all of you. This particular card was created with several leftover scraps that I had on my crafting table.  My goal this year is to use up my scraps (instead of storing them). 🙂

The card showcases some of the fun color combos and paper from the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. To make this card, start with a piece of Pacific Point cardstock for the base of your card. Now I was using some leftover scrap pieces of the Party Animal DSP so each piece measures about 4-1/2 x 1-1/4 inches. I simply adhered them to the card front as shown; tuck a little doily under the right hand side of the DSP. I ran a few strips of some scrap ribbon down the center of the DSP to cover up the spot in which they overlapped. Stamp the birthday sentiment, using Pacific Point ink, on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with one of your circle framelits; you will need about a 2-1/2 in sized circle. Then cut out a scalloped circle from a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock to “matte” out your sentiment. To give your card a bit of dimension, stamp the sentiment again on a piece of white cardstock, using Emerald Envy ink, and cut out the “Happier Birthday” section and make a little banner. Adhere this across the circle as shown.  It’s a simple way to add two different colored inks to your sentiment!  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few metallic enamel shapes! Enjoy!

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Delicate Details Easter Eggs

Hello Stampin;’ Friends!  I have been busy working on a variety of Easter projects this past weekend!  Hope you had some time to get crafty too!  Today I want to share a fun way to use the Delicate Details Sale-A-Bration stamp set!  It is the perfect set for “decorating” your Easter Eggs…your paper ones, that is.

All you need is a punch or framelit to cut out some oval shapes and the Delicate Details stamp set! Well, and ink too. Then simply stamp the images across the egg.  It’s that simple!  Now if you don’t have the Delicate Details stamp set, there is still time to get it so pop on over to my Stampin’ Up! store at www.lynndunn.stampinup.net and grab yours before they are gone!  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st so there is not much time left!

I also put together a short little video vignette in case you wanted to see the stamping in action and get a few more tips on how to create these cards. You could really decorate these eggs with just about any stamp set! Get creative with it! Enjoy!

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Hey Chick

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Today I want to share a fun little project created with the “Hey Chick” Sale-a-bration stamp. This is the most popular Sale-a-bration stamp set!  Just an FYI…there are less than 2 weeks left of Sale-a-bration so be sure to take advantage of all of the amazing products and deals!

I decided to make it a little vintage style card so I hope you enjoy it! To make this card, start with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. Randomly stamp some of the images from the Timeless Texture stamp set around the outside of the Crumb Cake cardstock using Crumb Cake ink.  Stamp the bushy haired chick in the open spaces on the cardstock. Stamp the chick on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut it out with one of the oval framelits and sponge it with a bit of Crumb Cake ink. Run a piece of Very Vanilla Trim across the center of the Crumb Cake cardstock and secure the entire piece to the front of the card. Cut out a scalloped oval framelit using Blushing Bride cardstock. Adhere the two ovals together and secure to the middle of the Crumb Cake cardstock. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Trim and tie it in a knot, trim the ends and adhere to the card with a glue dot.   For the finishing touch, stamp a sentiment on a 1/2 inch piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, trim the end into a little banner and adhere it to the card as shown. Enjoy!

 

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Designer Tee

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I want to showcase a fun little bundle of products called Custom Tee and the coordinating Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Designer Tee that you can earn for FREE.  There are soooo many possibilities with this bundle! Of course my favorite sayings are the stamping related ones. I have been busy creating some fun cards, like this, for my new stampin’ team members.”When in doubt, STAMP.”  Love it! Such a great little saying!

Now I used all of the 2016-2018 In Colors on this card but you can choose any color combo you like!  To make this card, start with a piece of Peekaboo Peach for the base of the card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock. Randomly stamp the phrase “When in Doubt Stamp” all over the background of the card. Alternate ink colors for a fun look! Stamp a few flower images in the background as well. Sponge a bit of Peekaboo Peach in the center of the card as this helps soften the background a bit. Adhere a metallic doily to the right side of the card as shown. Cut or punch out a circle shape from Peekaboo Peach cardstock and adhere it to the center of the doily. On a scrap piece of white cardstock, stamp the tee shirt, decorate it up and cut it out with the coordinating framelit. Adhere it to the center of the circle using a few dimensionals. For the finishing touch, embellish the card with some rhinestones. 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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Spooky Fun

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Today the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog goes live!  Wahoo!  Are you excited? 🙂  This year’s catalog is just full of fabulous holiday products for Halloween, Fall, and Christmas! If you haven’t seen the catalog yet or you would like a copy, simply click on the “Request a Catalog”  section of this website and I will get one out to you!

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Today I have a fun little Halloween project to share.  This project was inspired by one of the projects in the holiday catalog. It showcases some fun Halloween themed washi tape, designer paper and a new stamp set!  To make this card, start with a piece of basic gray cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of the spider web pattern from the new Halloween Night Specialty Series Designer Paper. Adhere this piece to the front of your card. Using the lots of labels framelit set, cut a basic gray label and stamp it with one of the halloween grunge images. Add some strips of the Halloween washi tape and a few scrap pieces of glimmer paper, vellum or anything else you have lying around. Cut a smaller label out of white cardstock and stamp it with a Halloween sentiment; adhere this in the center of the larger label.  For the finishing touch, add a few enamel dots. Enjoy!

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Creating with Scraps

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a variety of card designs to share with all of you that will help you use up all of those scraps you might be saving.  These cards were inspired by the need to clean off my craft table! Only this time I decided to create something with the scraps instead of throwing them in a drawer for later. 🙂

Creating with Scraps

Now just in case you are wondering what Designer Series Paper (DSP) is showcased on these cards, here’s the list:

  • Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
  • 2016-2018 In Color DSP
  • Blooms and Bliss DSP

Basically, I just took a look at the size of the scraps that I had left and started to rearrange them on a card.  Some of the scraps I did cut down a bit to ensure that they fit with the design I was creating but for the most part, I just used what I had!  I encourage you to pull out those scraps you have, simply lay them down on a card and see what kind of designs you can come up with!  It’s quite fun! Enjoy!

affectionately yoursBloom and Bliss Scraps Bloom and Bliss Glitter Butterflyin color DSP in color DSP 3 in color DSP 2love and affection

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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Good Morning! Today I have a project to share with all of you that showcases some of the beautiful images that you can create using a 3-step stamping process. This particular project was created with the rose images from the Picture Perfect stamp set. There are 3 different stamps that are used to create just one rose! Each image has their own unique markings and are designed to allow you to change colors and add more detail to your finished image.  You simply stamp each of the images directly on top of one another; an overlay of sorts. And the finished product is simply gorgeous especially when you see it in person!  So let’s take a look at how to make this card.

Start with a piece of cherry cobbler cardstock for the base of your card and emboss it with the softly falling embossing folder. Cut a 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch piece of basic black and adhere it across the center of the card front as shown. Cut a 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch piece of whisper white cardstock; punch out the corner with the curvy trio corner punch. Stamp the rose images in the following order: Image #1 Real Red, Image #2 Cherry Cobbler, Image #3 Basic Black or Memento Black. Repeat this process for the second rose. For the leaves, I used old olive and basic black. I decided not to overlay the images for the leaves I just used the “stamp off” technique to give different shades of green to the leaves. The stamp off technique means that you stamp the image and then stamp it again without re-inking it. Once you have finished stamping your images, tuck half of a paper doily behind the white cardstock and adhere the entire piece to the center of your card! Enjoy!

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Masculine Card Ideas

Good Morning!  Today I have a variety of masculine card ideas to share with you. I know that masculine cards are not the easiest cards to design.  Maybe it’s because there are not a lot of masculine themed stamp sets available. Or maybe it’s because we like creating pretty cards…with flowers and butterflies 🙂  Whatever the reason, it’s always fun to get new ideas to create awesome cards for the men in our lives! So the cards that I am sharing with you today were created by some very talented demonstrators. And I was lucky enough to be able to swap one of my masculine card ideas for one of theirs 🙂 The stamp sets used for these cards include:

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I hope you enjoy the gallery of masculine cards…

Created by Gail Vogel
Created by Gail Vogel
Inside of Jill's card
Inside of Jill’s card
Created by Jill Blanchett
Created by Jill Blanchett
Created by Amanda Gardner
Created by Amanda Gardner
Created by Pamela White
Created by Pamela White
Created by Rebecca Urban
Created by Rebecca Urban
Created by Bonnie Waterman
Created by Bonnie Waterman
Created by Joni Martin
Created by Joni Martin
Created by Angela Bickett
Created by Angela Bickett
Created by Kerry McDonough
Created by Kerry McDonough
Created by Donna Penix
Created by Donna Penix
Created by Lori Brausen
Created by Lori Brausen
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Created by Denise Phillips
Created by Patti Folk
Created by Patti Folk
Created by Tamie Johnson
Created by Tamie Johnson
Created by Bonnie Waterman
Created by Bonnie Waterman

Honor Flight Cards

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One of my favorite things about my Stampin’ Up! team is how caring and giving they are.  Each month we work on projects to support our community. For the past several months, we have worked on projects to support Honor Flights for our American Veterans. An Honor Flight is conducted by non-profit organizations dedicated to transporting as many United States Military Veterans as possible to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials of the respective war(s) they fought.  These non-profit organizations raise money to provide this flight at no cost to the Veterans. It is such an honor and a privilege for our Stampin’ Up! group to also provide each Veteran with a handmade card thanking them for their countless sacrifices and service to our country.  This community project has a very special meaning to one of our Stampin’ Up! team members as well. Unfortunately, her father passed away before he was able take an Honor Flight. So providing handmade cards to the local Honor Flight organization is her way to honor her father and the service he gave to our great nation!

going global 5The handmade cards for the Honor Flight program have been so well received!  This month we will be providing over 248 handmade cards for our veterans that will be taking this flight.  I am so inspired by this program that I spent a bit of time this past weekend making over 50 cards to support our veterans.  I made a variety of different designs using the Going Global Designer Series Paper pack.  There were so many wonderful world map images in that paper pack that I thought would be fitting for our veterans. Each handmade card has a little hero quote and a BIG thank you for everything they have done for our country.

I hope they enjoy the Honor Flight and feel  our outpouring of support with contained in each handmade card. God Bless the men and women in our military! And God Bless America!

For more information about the Honor Flights Program visit https://www.honorflight.org/about-honor-flight-networtk/

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