Stampin’ Up Fry Box & Elfin’ Fun!

Hi everyone! I know I haven’t posted anything in an age and a half, but I was inspired to share some of my family’s fun with our elf, Edwin. I arrived home from work today to find a care package at my front doorstep from my dear friend, Amy Koenders (you can check out her awesome blog here.)  What a wonderful surprise to find the Stampin’ Up! Fry Box Die and All About Sugar Stamp set along with some chocolates and a beautiful card!  I knew right away that I wanted to use it for my Elfin’ Fun!

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Isn’t that fry box just the cutest!  It was SO EASY to make too!  One run through the big shot, and two strips of adhesive, and voila!  I just love the polka dot design of the Merry Moments DSP from Stampin’ Up!

I also love the Elf on the Shelf tradition.  I have so much fun scouring the boards of Pinterest for inspiration.  There are a million cute ideas out there, and there is nothing better than seeing my son Carter’s face light up as he reacts to Edwin’s antics.  It is the first thing he does each morning.  He just can’t wait to see what Edwin has been up to during the night.  Here are some more of Edwin’s adventures from 2015.

I hope you have enjoyed my share today.  Happy Holidays to all… I hope to be back in the New Year with some more stamping projects.

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.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Work of Art Gift Bag… A Sneak Preview from Stampin’ Up!

On Wednesday, I shared with you the lovely coasters that I made for my mom for mother’s day.  Today, I’m going to show you how I used the fabulous Work of Art stamp set form Stampin’ Up! to create a super cute gift bag to put them in.  This stamp set is one of the brand new sets that will be available with the release of the new annual catalog on June 1st.  I just received my catalogs in the mail yesterday and I will be sending out complimentary copies to my customers!  If you place a $25 order with me during the month of May you will receive a copy of the new catalog in the mail for your reading enjoyment!  Just one more reason to go ahead and order those items from the Spring occasions catalog and the retiring list before they are gone!  Happy shopping! (I will also be launching a new customer loyalty program soon.  Every $25 purchase will earn creativity credits that can be used for free stuff.  More details will follow, but all orders placed during the month of May will qualify.)

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Isn’t that just adorable?  I know my mom will love it, and it was really quick and easy too!  If you are a fan of this project, I would love to hear your thoughts.  Also, if you find inspiration from my work, why not have my posts delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click the “follow” button in the sidebar to subscribe.  Please help me get to 200 followers by telling your friends who love crafting about my blog!

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I started my project by cutting a banner in Whisper White card stock using the second largest Banner Framelits Die.  Then I trimmed the banner to be 2″ wide and punched the top using my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.   Next, I stamped the “paint stroke” stamps from Work of Art in Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, and Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  Then I stamped my sentiment on top using Stazon Black ink.

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For a layered effect, I cut strips of Designer Series Paper (from the In Color DSP stack) in Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I used my hexagon punch to create the banner end at the bottom.  Then I adhered the layers together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and tied a length of Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim around them.

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Next, I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the chevron image across the bottom of a white gift bag in Coastal Cabana ink.  I stamped the circle image in Strawberry Slush above the chevrons to get a polkadot effect.  To add a little dimension, I stamped off for some of the circles and stamped others full strength.

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I think the packaging of this gift is almost as great as what is inside.  I can’t wait to give them to my mom!  I hope you will give this a try too.  Be sure to pin this project to Pinterest for future inspiration!  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project.  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.  One great thing about being a demonstrator is getting to preview some of the new products before they are available to the general public!  But don’t worry, you will be able to purchase the Work of Art stamp set from Stampin’ Up! in just a few short weeks.  In the meantime, if you need any stamping supplies you can shop now in my online store!  I would love to help you out.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

 

Thinking of You with Serene Silhouettes – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card is an elegant floral card featuring the Serene Silhouettes and Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  The name of this stamp set has us focus on the beautiful silhouette of the designs, but today I wanted to show you how this stamp set can be used with color to create lovely flowers that are so quick and easy!

Serene Silhouettes & Four You (5 of 7)

I love the versatility of this stamp set!  I would appreciate hearing what you think about it too.  What is your favorite way to use the Serene Silhouettes stamp set?  I love reading all of your comments and connecting with you as we create together.  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.

Serene Silhouettes & Four You (2 of 7)

I started my card today with a Crumb Cake card base.  Then I inked around the edges of a panel of Polka Dot Pink Pirouette DSP from the subtles paper stack using Crumb Cake ink. I adhered the panel to the front of my card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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Next, I colored the floral stamp from Serene Silhouettes using my Stampin’ Write Markers.  I colored all of the grass with Crumb Cake, and I colored the blooms with Blushing Bride.  Then I used the “Thumping” technique to add some extra interest to my image before stamping it.  I used Soft Suede on the grass and Strawberry Slush on the flowers to provide some extra depth and shading to my art piece.  This video tutorial will show you just how easy it is to create beautiful images using the Thumping technique.

Once my focal point was finished, I matted it with Crumb Cake card stock and adhered it to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For my sentiment, I chose the “Thinking of You” greeting from the Four You stamp set.  I stamped it on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Crumb Cake Ink and then used my hexagon punch to create a banner.  I inked around the edges of the sentiment using my sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink.  Next, I adhered the greeting to the stamped floral panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, for a finishing touch, I added three medium pearls to the top right corner of my art piece.

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To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped the floral image from Serene Silhouettes on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock; using the same technique as I did on the front.

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I am very happy with how this card turned out.  I can’t wait to try the thumping technique with other stamp sets!  This card would be a great design for many occasions.  Simply by changing the greeting, you could use this card for nearly anything.  I hope you have enjoyed my creation today.  If you have, save it for later by pinning 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 Serene Silhouettes 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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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:  Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Pink Pirouette DSP (Subtles Paper Stack) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Crumb Cake – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel; Very Vanilla – 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – banner for greeting

 

Mosaic Madness… Hello Card – Stampin’ Up!

Sometimes when life gets busy you just need a super quick card!  Today’s project fits that bill just perfectly with two versions of an everyday card to say “Hello” featuring the Mosaic Madness and Four  You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!

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Mosaic Madness (7 of 11)

I started my card today with a Whisper White card base, which I dry embossed using the Modern Mosaic Textured Impresssions Embossing Folder.  Next, I added a strip of Gumball Green designer series paper from the Birthday Basics Pack.  That set has so many cute patterns in it!  If you don’t have it in your collection, you should grab some before it is gone.  The Birthday Basics set is one that is available only while supplies last through June 4th.

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Next, I stamped one of the designs from the Mosaic Madness stamp set onto Whisper White card stock using my Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I punched out the stamped images using the Mosaic Punch.  (The Mosaic Madness stamp set and Mosaic Punch are available as a bundle for a 15% discount through June 4th.)  Then I adhered the punched pieces to the front of my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Mosaic Madness (8 of 11)

For my sentiment, I chose the “Hello” greeting from the Four You stamp set.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my Heat Tool.  I punched out my sentiment using the Decorative Label Punch.  Then I created a partial mat for my greeting by punching the same shape in Gumball Green DSP.  I cut the green punch in half lengthwise, and then cut out the pointed part on the sides (click here to see a visual).

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To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped one of the border stamps from Mosaic Madness in Pistachio Pudding ink along the top and bottom of the inside of my card.

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Mosaic Madness (6 of 11)

I love how quick and easy these cards are to create!  I hope you will try it out when you are in need of a fast solution.  A great way to store all your ideas for creative inspiration is to pin them 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 Mosaic Madness 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

 Weekly Deals

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 Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Birthday Basics DSP (Gumball Green) – 1″ x 5-1/2″ strip OR 1″ x 4-1/4″ strip depending on which layout you choose.

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – four mosaic punches, one decorative label punch; Birthday Basics DSP (Gumball Green) – one decorative label punch.

 

Hello, Lovely Thank You Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is a Thank You card featuring the Hello, Lovely stamp set, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, and Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!  Each of these items are slated to retire on June 4th and are available only while supplies last.

Hello Lovely (2 of 8)

During the month of April, I have been doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner who leaves me a comment receives one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  Today is the last day to enter for your chance to win.  I would love to hear what you think of today’s card.  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.

Hello Lovely (1 of 8)

I started my card today with a Basic Black card base and added a panel of Raspberry Ripple designer series paper from the Birthday Basics Pack.  This design coordinated perfectly with the geometric designs from the Hello, Lovely stamp set.

Hello Lovely (3 of 8)

Next, I dry embossed a panel of Very Vanilla card stock using the Square Lattice embossing folder and my Big Shot.  I mounted that panel onto a panel of Basic Black.  Then I stamped the geometric designs from Hello, Lovely onto Very Vanilla card stock using my Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I punched out the stamped images using the 1″ square punch and mounted them on Basic Black card stock mats.  I adhered the stamped images to the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hello Lovely (6 of 8)

I used the cute  Basic Black Chevron Ribbon to tie a bow around my panel.  I just love the design of that ribbon.  Finally, I stamped the “Thank You” greeting from the Hello, Lovely stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I cut it out using my paper snips and adhered it to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hello Lovely (7 of 8)

To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped the square design four times along the short side of a Very Vanilla panel using Rose Red ink.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to help with placement.

Hello Lovely (8 of 8)

I am very pleased with how this card turned out.  I love the color combination and the use of texture.  Hopefully, you have enjoyed it 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, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, or the Hello, Lovely 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.  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.


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:  Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Birthday Basics DSP (Raspberry Ripple) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Basic Black – 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel, three 1-1/8″ x 1-1/8″ squares; Very Vanilla – 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card).

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – three 1″ square punches, one sentiment

 

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

 Weekly Deals

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).

Fabulous Florets Triple Time Thank You Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is a lovely floral card that features the Fabulous Florets and Summer Silhouettes stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  I saw this card design on Pinterest, and knew I just had to CASE (copy and share everything) it!

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I changed the orientation and the sentiment, but everything else on the front of the card is exactly as Sandi MacIver designed it to be.  I just loved her choice of colors, and the beauty achieved by the resist technique paired with the layered panels.  Sandi has a great video tutorial that shows exactly how to create this card.  She gives wonderful step by step instructions about how to achieve all the techniques in this project.  I have provided a link for her video tutorial at the bottom of this post after the supply list.  If you are interested in the details of how to create this card, I would definitely recommend watching Sandi’s video.

Fabulous Florets (7 of 7)

I just love the “Triple Time” layered panel technique of this card.  It gives an added element of interest to the card design.  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.

Fabulous Florets (1 of 7)

I needed to stock up on some extra thank you cards, so I chose the “Thanks So Much” greeting from simply sketched for my card today.  I also decided to stamp my envelope and add some extra design elements to the inside of my card.  You know me, I don’t like to leave the inside of my card “naked.”

Fabulous Florets (4 of 7)

Fabulous Florets (5 of 7)

I don’t normally re-create the work of someone else almost exactly, but I just loved the design of this one.  There wasn’t much I wanted to change.  As we head into spring, my dogwood trees and azaleas are starting to bloom.  This card reminds me of the beauty of this season.  I hope you have enjoyed 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 or Summer Silhouettes 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

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

WEEKLY DEALS for April 15-21

 Weekly Deals

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:  Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Very Vanilla – 2″ x 3-1/4″ panel, 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel,  two panels 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front and inside of card); Crumb Cake – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel

Sentiment/Die Cuts:  N/A

Video Tutorial:  Click here to view Sandi MacIver’s video tutorial for this card.