Hip Hip Hooray for Quick and Simple Solutions! – Stampin’ Up!

I’ll tell you what, the last few weeks have been rough!  After my difficult week last week, this week I have been sick all week!  I’m so grateful that Stampin’ Up! has provided us with quick and simple solutions for when life gets a little crazy!  Today’s project is a set of cards created with the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit from Stampin’ Up!

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (3 of 5)

My mom and I created these cards together a couple of weeks ago while we were on vacation at the beach. I knew I couldn’t bring a lot of supplies with me, but I couldn’t imaging a week without some form of creative play, so I threw the Hip Hip Hooray card kit and some paper snips into my suitcase.

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (4 of 5)

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (5 of 5)

Mom and I had a fun time playing together and we were able to whip out ten cards in no time flat!  What is even better, is the card kit comes with enough supplies for 20 cards, so I still have plenty more materials left in my kit for next time I need a quick solution!

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (6 of 5)

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (7 of 5)

If you are a fan of this project and want to pin it to Pinterest, you will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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My Paper Pumpkin… A Deal for New Subscribers

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!  Click here to join.

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Click here to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2” when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

WEEKLY DEALS for August 5-11

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through August 11.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

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Happy Birthday Card from Paper Pumpkin – Stampin’ Up!

Last week, as I dealt with everything that was going on in my life, I realized I had a friend with a birthday today.  I was so grateful to have My Paper Pumpkin kit from July all ready to go.  I sat down and in a matter of minutes I had a cute birthday card all ready to go!  Everything I needed was in that box!

July 2014 Paper Pumpkin (3 of 3)For the inside of this card, I used the little star stamp that came with the Paper Pumpkin kit to create a cute border.  I stamped each star image three times without re-inking my stamp to create some added dimension.

July 2014 Paper Pumpkin (5 of 3)The July Paper Pumpkin kit came with everything I needed to make 6 cards and 6 cute gift boxes.  So far, I’ve only created this one card, but I can’t wait to delve into the kit to create some more fun items.  I started a new job this week as the Instructional Technology Specialist at my school.  I will be working with teachers to help them integrate technology into their classrooms.  I think the little gift boxes will be perfect for little treats for my teachers when they try something new!

July 2014 Paper Pumpkin (4 of 3)

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!  Click here to join. (See below for more details on the My Paper Pumpkin Promotion.)

If you are a fan of this project and want to pin it to Pinterest, you will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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My Paper Pumpkin… A Deal for New Subscribers

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!  Click here to join.

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Click here to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2” when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

WEEKLY DEALS for August 5-11

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through August 11.

Slider Birthday Card One-to-One Swap from Mary Laffin – Stampin’ Up!

I have another great project for you created by one of my readers for the one-to-one swap. Today’s project is a card created by Mary Laffin from California.  Mary’s project features the Sketched Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up and a cool slider technique!

Card created by Mary Laffin.

Card created by Mary Laffin.

I just love the creativity of Mary’s slider card design.  It was such a wonderful surprise when I pulled the little tab!  Mary was kind enough to provide her card dimensions for this project too!  You can find them at the very bottom of this post below the supply list.

Card created by Mary Laffin.

Card created by Mary Laffin.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for July 15-21

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through July 21.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Recipe – Slider Birthday Card

Card Stock Dimensions:  Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″; Moonlight DSP stack – 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ for sentiment, 1-1/4″ x 4″ for slider, scrap for stamped birthday cake.

 

Finish My Card Collaboration… We’re “In This Together” – Stampin’ Up!

Finish My Card Collaboration – Part 1

My friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Amy Koenders, helped me to create a fun collaborative project for you today.  Each one of us created an art piece and sentiment for a card.  I chose to use the new In This Together stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for my piece. Once our focal points were finished, we traded and finished each other’s card.  For my post today, I will be showing you my art piece, but you will have to link over to Amy’s blog, Stamp with Amy K, to see the finished product.  Part 2 of this collaboration will be coming soon, so you can see what I created using Amy’ art piece as my focal point.

In This Together (6 of 7)

I love the scenes of girlfriends from the In This Together stamp set from Stampin’ Up! However, I’m not a fan of the sentiments.  For my project today I chose the darling image of the girl with a cocktail and I masked over the sentiment with a post-it note when I inked it up.  I used memento ink because I wanted to color my image with Stampin’ Blendabilities alcohol markers (available soon).

In This Together (7 of 7)

I decided to create my own sentiment using the Endless Birthday Wishes photopolymer stamp set.  I love this set.  It is so versatile; and because the photopolymer stamps are completely clear, it makes it easy to combine the images to create your own custom sentiments.  As a finishing touch, I added some rhinestones around the sentiment, which I colored with my Blendabilities markers.  Finally, I inked around the edges of my Whisper White panel with Baked Brown Sugar ink and a stamping sponge.

Note:  I just learned that the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set has sold out and is temporarily unavailable.  If you missed out on this wonderful set, don’t worry, it will be back soon.  In the meantime, there are lots of other stamp sets that would make nice substitutions.  The Sumthin’ Sumthin’ stamp set or Remembering Your Birthday set are a couple of options you might consider.  I particularly like the “Let’s Celebrate” sentiment from the Sumthin’ Sumthin’ stamp set, which is brand new with the 2014 Annual Catalog that went live just this week!

In This Together (6 of 7)
This collaborative project was really fun to do.  To see the finished card, click here to go to Amy’ blog.

If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest and leave me a comment.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, if you like my work, why not subscribe to my blog via email.  All you have to do is click on “follow” in the sidebar.

The new catalog is finally live!  If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new catalog yet, now is the perfect time.  There are so many great new items available for purchase.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for June 3 – 9

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 9.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Lovely as a Tree Birthday Wishes – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card is masculine birthday card featuring the Lovely as a Tree and Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  I love how well this set lends itself to water coloring.  The tree image can be a beautiful springtime card, or a fall beauty depending on the colors you choose.

Lovely as a Tree (1 of 8) The Lovely as a Tree stamp set has withstood the test of time, and it is easy to see why.  I would love to hear how you have used this stamp set in you creations.  Also, if you are a fan of my work, why not have my posts delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Lovely as a Tree (2 of 8)

I started my card today with an Old Olive card base, which I heat embossed using the leaf stamp from Lovely as a Tree.  I used Versamark ink and clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to create the lovely tone-on-tone leaf pattern for my background.

Lovely as a Tree (8 of 8)

Next, I stamped the tree image on water color paper using Stazon Black ink.  I used my Classic Stampin’ Pads in Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Tempting Turquoise and my aqua painter to color the stamped image.  I’ll let you in on a little secret, I accidentally got a smudge of tempting turquoise ink on the edge of my panel… so I used my Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Write Marker to color around the edge of the panel to cover it up!  Remember, there are no mistakes in stamping, only happy accidents. LOL.

Lovely as a Tree (3 of 8)

Once my art piece was finished, I layered it on panels of Pistachio Pudding and Soft Suede card stock and adhered it to the front of the card using multipurpose liquid glue.  Then I punched two ovals in Soft Suede using the word window punch.  I punched them a second time to shorten them, then I added candy dots from the neutrals collection.  I used a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side of the punch and liquid glue on the right side because my layered panels were quite thick.

Lovely as a Tree (4 of 8)

For my sentiment, I chose the “Birthday Wishes” greeting from the Four You stamp set.  I stamped it on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede ink and then used my hexagon punch to create a banner.  I inked around the edges of the sentiment using my sponge dauber and Soft Suede ink.  Next, I adhered the greeting to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and multipurpose liquid glue on the portion that overlapped the stamped panel.

Lovely as a Tree (6 of 8)

Lovely as a Tree (7 of 8)

To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped the tree image from Lovely as a Tree on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede ink.

Lovely as a Tree (5 of 8)

This card is going to be perfect for my dad’s birthday in a couple of weeks.  He loves the outdoors and admires all the old trees around the lake near his house when we go for walks together.  I hope you have enjoyed today’s project.  If so, please pin it to Pinterest.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts. Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Lovely as a Tree or Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!

If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 29 – May 5

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through May 5.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Card Base:  Old Olive – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Soft Suede – 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ panel; Pistachio Pudding – 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ panel; Water Color Paper – 3″ x 3″ panel; Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – banner for greeting

 

Create a Cupcake & Birthday Basics Birthday Card Set – Stampin’ Up!

Today I created a set of birthday cards using the Birthday Basics DSP, the Stripes Embossing Folder and the Create a Cupcake stamp set form Stampin’ Up!  All of these products are available only while supplies last until June 4th.  If you would like to order any of these items, please place your order today and enjoy FREE Shipping from Stampin’ Up!  Today is the last day for the free shipping promotion.  As an added benefit, I will send a free gift in the mail to anyone who places a $50 order today.

Create a Cupcake Birthday (1 of 13)

During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner who left me a comment will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  I would love to hear from you!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Create a Cupcake Birthday (4 of 13)

I love the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper Pack.  It has so many cute patterns that make creating cheerful birthday cards a breeze.  And, Stampin’ Up! makes coordinating colors so easy because they include the colors that were used in the design right on the package!

Create a Cupcake Birthday (8 of 13)

The Create a Cupcake stamp set goes just perfectly with the Birthday Basics DSP too!  I love the cute sentiments and the flexibility of this set.  I selected a Very Vanilla background for my card, to make my punched focal point pop, but I wanted to add some interest to the background, so I used the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to dry emboss the panel.  I like the fact that the striped design adds a simple detail that really finishes off the whole card without drawing attention away from the punch art.

Create a Cupcake Birthday (5 of 13)

I decided to use the cute quotes from the Create a Cupcake stamp set to finish off the inside of my cards.

Create a Cupcake Birthday (10 of 13)

Create a Cupcake Birthday (3 of 13)

I love that these cards can be used for people of all ages.  They will be perfect for all the birthday parties we get invited to for Carter’s friends!  At the same time, I would gladly give them to my friends at work.  I hope you are inspired by them too.  If so, I hope you will pin this project to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Birthday Basics DSP, Stripes Embossing Folder, or the Create a Cupcake stamp set from Stampin’ Up! now is the perfect time.  Remember, these items are on the retiring list, so they are only available while supplies last through June 4th.  Also, don’t forget, today is the last day you can enjoy FREE SHIPPING.  Don’t miss out… shop now in my online store! Every $50 order will qualify for a free gift from me.

If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 22-28

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 28.

And, don’t forget… Today is the last day for FREE SHIPPING on all orders!  There is no minimum order to qualify.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Rich Razzleberry – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″; Bermuda Bay – 4-1/4″ x 11″; Crisp Canteloupe – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ two panels (front and inside of card)

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Scalloped Tag Topper – 2″ x 3-1/2″ panel punched on both ends (various designs from the Birthday Basics DSP); one 1-3/4″ scalloped circle punch – Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, or Crisp Canteloupe; one Cupcake stamped on Very Vanilla; one Modern Label Punch – Rich Razzleberry or Bermuda Bay; one Word Window Punch – Very Vanilla

 

Fabulous Florets Layered Panel Birthday Card – Stampin’ Up!

Hello stampers! Today’s birthday card features the Fabulous Florets, En Francais, and Build-a-Cupcake stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  These are three of the sets that will be retiring on June 4th and are available only while supplies last.  I absolutely adore these sets!  If you don’t have them in your collection, please consider getting them before they are gone.

Fabulous Florets Razzleberry Birthday (1 of 8)

Today’s color scheme was inspired by the Dynamic Duos Color Challenge #99

Fabulous Florets Razzleberry Birthday (5 of 8)

Fabulous Florets Razzleberry Birthday (3 of 8)For this card, I decided to try making a video tutorial.  This is my first foray into the world of video demonstration, so I would love your feedback.  Please let me know what you like about it and how I could improve in the future. During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner who left me a comment will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Fabulous Florets Razzleberry Birthday (8 of 8)

I like how this card turned out.  I think the combination of the Fabulous Florets and En Francais stamp sets is very elegant.  I also like the effect of the tone on tone stamping of the card base.  I hope you like this lovely card too!  If so, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Fabulous Florets, En Francais, or Create-a-Cupcake stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! now is the perfect time.  These stamp sets are on the retiring list, so they are only available while supplies last through June 4th.  Also, you can enjoy FREE SHIPPING until Friday, April 25th.  Don’t miss out… shop now in my online store!  If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 22-28

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 28.

And, don’t forget… FREE SHIPPING on all orders April 21-25!  There is no minimum order to qualify.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Rich Razzleberry – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Basic Black – 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel; Very Vanilla – 2-3/4″ x 4″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Basic Gray – Modern Label Punch; Very Vanilla – Word Window Punch

 

Blooming with Kindness Tag Topper Birthday Card – Stampin’ Up!

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope that you have a wonderful day relaxing with friends and family today.  This holiday snuck up on me, so I don’t have an Easter card to share today.  However, I do have another birthday card for you featuring the Blooming with Kindness stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  If you follow my blog, you will know that it is one of my favorite stamps!

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (5 of 8)

This elegant card includes a cute closure created using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I just love the special element the ribbon and closure create.  Opening the card is like opening a beautifully wrapped gift.  Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think about it.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (7 of 8)

I began my card with a Pool Party card base.  To create the card closure, I bent the card in half (without creasing it) and punched through both layers along the short end of the card with the tag topper punch.  Then I cut off the excess left by the tag topper punch.  Next, I scored the card so that the inside measured 4-1/4″ x 5-1/5″.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (1 of 8)

Next I cut panels of Island Indigo and Whisper White for the front and inside of my card.  I inked up the En Francais background stamp in Pool Party ink.  I stamped off on a scrap of paper before stamping my white panel.  Then I stamped the flower from Blooming with Kindness on the front panel using Island Indigo ink.  For the top bloom, I applied the ink directly, but for the bottom one, I stamped off first and then stamped again on my panel.  Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set onto a scrap of whisper white using Island Indigo ink.  I punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered it onto a Scalloped Oval in Island Indigo using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then, I stamped two butterflies on Pool Party card stock using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set with pool party ink.  Finally, I applied a small pearl for the head of the butterfly.  The butterflies were attached using mini glue dots.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (8 of 8)

To finish off my card, I stamped the flower from Blooming with Kindness several times using Island Indigo and Pool Party ink.  For some of the blooms I stamped off on a scrap of paper first to give the image greater depth.  Once the inside of my card was finished, I tied it closed with some white ribbon to create an elegant bow.  Finally, I stamped the envelope to match.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (3 of 8)

I hope you have enjoyed today’s project.  If so, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Blooming with Kindness stamp set or any of the other wonderful products from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!  If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 15-21

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 21.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Pool Party – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Island Indigo – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel

Sentiment/Die Cuts:  Island indigo – one scalloped oval; Whisper White – One large oval, Pool Party – two bitty butterflies.

Non-Stampin’ Up Products:  White Chiffon Ribbon.  Substitute with 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319).

A Sketched Birthday for Carter – Stampin’ Up!

In honor of my son Carter’s third birthday today, I have some party favors embellished using the Sketched Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount).  We are having a small birthday party at the Build-a-Bear Workshop followed by a teddy bear picnic.  I bought a red and white checked table cloth, and I wanted to brighten up the table and make it festive with some Stampin’ Up! magic!

Sketched Birthday (1 of 6)

Next time you entertain, you should definitely consider adding some stamped details to your table.  Your guests will be very impressed.  If you enjoy today’s project, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Teddy Bear Picnic Gift Bag featuring Label Love

I found this tiny teddy bear punch in the back of a drawer (I have no idea when/where I got it from), and I decided it would be a perfect way to embellish the favor bags for the party.  A little DSP and the Label Love stamp set… and “voila” you have a cute gift bag for the guests in a matter of minutes!

Sketched Birthday (2 of 6)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create gift bag:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Sketched Birthday (130426)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324); 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (119860)

Card Stock & DSP:  Real Red DSP from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (130134) – 2″ x 4″ strip for scalloped tag at top of bag, 1-1/2″ x 5″ strip for teddy bear decoration; Daffodil Delight (119683) – one circle punch; Whisper White (100730) – one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Non-Stampin’ Up!: Small teddy bear punch, yellow ribbon, white paper bag

Sketched Birthday Treat Bag

You can’t have a teddy bear picnic without gummy bears, so I decided to use the cute cellophane bags from the Twisty Treats Kit (Sale-a-Bration item), my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and the birthday cake stamp from Sketched Birthday to dress them up.

Sketched Birthday (6 of 6)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create treat bag:

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday (130426)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)

Card Stock & DSP:  Real Red DSP from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (130134) – 2″ x 3″ strip; Daffodil Delight (119683) – 1-3/4″ x  1-7/8″ rectangle; Whisper White (100730) – 1-5/8″ x 1-3/4″ rectangle, one birthday cake stamp.

Markers & Ink:  Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259) – Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise; Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (131261) – Chocolate Chip; Stazon Black Ink (101406)

Miscellaneous: Twisty Treats Kit (133513) – one cello bag

Tools:  Envelope Punch Board (133774) – to round the corners of the tag.

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Non-Stampin’ Up!:  white ribbon

Sketched Birthday “Log” Treat Holder

For this treat holder, I inked up my hardwood stamp with Chocolate Chip ink and rolled a cardboard tube from a toilet paper roll across it.  Then I embellished the roll using Real Red Designer Series Paper and the cute balloon stamp from the Sketched Birthday stamp set.  Finally, I put some Teddy Grahams in a plastic baggie and placed them inside my “log” decoration.

Sketched Birthday (4 of 6)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create “Log” Treat Holder

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday (130426); Banner Blast (Sale-a-Bration) – Star; Hardwood (133035)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Decorative Label Punch (120907)

Card Stock & DSP:  Real Red DSP from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (130134) – 1″ x 5-1/2″ strip; Whisper White (100730) – one decorative label punch

Markers & Ink:  Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259) – Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie; Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949); Stazon Black Ink (101406); Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad (126979)

Adhesive: Mini Glue Dots (103683)

If you enjoyed my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you are interested in purchasing the Sketched Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up! or if you need any other stamping supplies, I would love to be your personal demonstrator.  Of course, you can always shop now in my online store!

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 8 – 14

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 14.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

 

Sweet Sorbet Stamp-a-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

On Sunday, I shared an elegant Stamp-a-Stack featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Today’s project is another set of cards; this one featuring the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration.  When you sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on May 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. you will get the opportunity to make both of these lovely card sets.  If you live in the Atlanta area and would be interested in attending my class, please contact me to sign up. The cost of the class is $15 and includes all consumable materials and use of my stamping supplies.  What’s even better is that I do all the prep work, so you can just come and enjoy the fun!  You can’t beat that!  I would love to connect with some of you face to face for an opportunity to truly create together!

Sweet Sorbet DSP (17 of 17)

If you like this project as much as I do, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Sweet Sorbet Birthday Card with Tag Topper Closure (Card #1)


Sweet Sorbet DSP (11 of 17)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (14 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #1:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 2″ x 5″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch; Pool Party (122924) – one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Pool Party twine (Sale-a-bration)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet Thank You Card (Card #2)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (10 of 17)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (8 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #2:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 4-1/4″ x 3″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch, one scalloped circle punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet For You (Card #3)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (5 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #3:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/2″ x 2″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch, one scalloped circle punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet & Label Love Just for You (Card #4)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (4 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #4:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

If you enjoyed my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!  And, most importantly, sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on May 3rd where we will make both of these beautiful card sets!  Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

serene silhouettes (28 of 28)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (17 of 17)

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 8 – 14

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 14.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.