Giggle Greetings… Sometimes Life is the Pits! – Stampin’ Up!

Lately life has handed me more than my fair share of bad news, so it seemed like the perfect time to have a laugh.  Giggle Greetings is the perfect stamp set to put a little bit of joy into life when life is the pits!

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I don’t mean to sound negative.  My life is full of wonderful blessings too (my new job, a loving family, and most importantly my precious son).  This card is my way of focusing on the positive and bringing some humor to the situation.  I created two different versions of this card because I just couldn’t make my mind up on the design.  Which is your favorite?

Giggle Greetings (3 of 6)

For the green and yellow version, I wanted to add a bow, but I didn’t have any Cherry Cobbler ribbon.  So, I used my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to die a scrap of white satin ribbon.  It was super easy and did the trick perfectly!

Giggle Greetings (7 of 6)

I stamped the cherry bowl image on the inside of the card in Memento black ink.  I used a post it note to mask the greeting above and below the image.  I liked the simple sketched appearance of the stamped image, so I decided not to color it in on the inside of the card.

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I like how these cards turned out.  I had fun coloring them with my Stampin’ Blendabilities markers, and as always, creating something fun took my mind off of other things.  I just love Stamping!

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Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Sweet Stripes from Paper Pumpkin – Stampin’ Up!

Last week, while I was home caring for my sick little guy, a surprise arrived in the mail… My Paper Pumpkin!  It is always fun to see what’s in the box.  And, it was nice to have a simple project that I could work on while he was napping!

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin (3 of 5)

I have to say I love this month’s kit.  It came with enough supplies to create four large cards and four small cards plus some super cute envelopes to match.  There were also extra die cut sheets and banners that I can use for another project (also nice in case you make a mistake).

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin (4 of 5)

The kit includes everything you need… card bases, banners, stamps, ink, adhesive, envelopes, embellishments.  The only thing I had to provide was a pair of scissors. Another nice thing about this kit is that it covered many different occasions: friendship, congratulations, birthday, and thank you!  🙂

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin (5 of 5)

The kit includes a cute little circle stamp perfect for making the small polka dots on the white die cut panel.  However, after stamping small polka dots on three of the cards, I decided to pull out my Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and play with it instead.  I love the effect, and I have to admit it went much faster than the individual polka-dots.

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin (6 of 5)

Check out the cute envelopes that came with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  The large cards came with pink and yellow solid envelopes, but the smaller cards had cute polka-dots and stars on them!  The small cards are just the perfect size to put on top of a gift too!  For the smaller cards, I used the And Many More stamp set to change up the greetings.

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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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Project Life Meets Ray of Sunshine – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project was actually inspired by a journaling card from Project Life by Stampin’ Up!  I saw the raindrop pattern at the top of the card and immediately thought of the girls with the umbrella from the In This Together stamp set.   From there, inspiration was born!

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The Project Life card with the raindrops was a lined card intended for scrapbook journaling.  The lines didn’t suit my purpose, so I combined it with another Project Life card with clouds on it.  I glued the cards together and then cut them to the size I wanted for the front of my card.  Next, I mounted that panel onto a mat in Basic Gray.  Then I added a length of Soft Sky 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon at the seam where the two cards joined.

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I stamped my So Saffron card base with the sun and the polka dot border from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to assist with perfect placement of the polkadots.  Then I added my “rainy day” panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the girls from the In This Together stamp set on Whisper White card stock with Memento Black Ink and colored them using a combination of Stampin’ Write markers and Stampin’ Blendabilities (available soon, I’ll keep you posted).  I cut the image out with my paper snips and attached it to the card with dimensionals.

Project Life_In This Together_ Sunshine (4 of 6)

Finally, I stamped the polka dot border from Kinda Eclectic in Soft Sky on card stock of the same color.  Then, I stamped the sunshine greeting from the Ray of Sunshine stamp set in Basic Gray.  I just love the sentiments in that set!  I thought this one went perfectly with my rainy day theme!  I cut my sentiment out using Banner Framelits dies (the third from the center) and sponged around the edges in Basic Gray ink.

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For the inside of the card, I mirrored the stamping that I did on my card base.  I love that polka dot border!  I think the Kinda Eclectic stamp set is going to get a lot of ink time from me.  It also has a gorgeous leaf stamp in it which will be the perfect accompaniment for so many of my floral stamps!

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The In this Together stamp set is not my usual style, but I really like working with it.  It has some adorable girly images in it.  I am also enjoying using Project Life items in my cards.  It is sort of a fun challenge to see how I will incorporate them next!

Check out the links below to see how these talented ladies are using Project Life:

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If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new 2014 Annual Stampin’ Up! 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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Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  So Saffron -4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Basic Gray – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel; Project Life cards combined and cut to 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″; Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Whisper White – Stamp of girls from “In This Together” stamp set; Soft Sky banner

From My Heart Friendship Card – Stampin’ Up!

Before I get to today’s card, I have to say “thank you” to my Stampin’ Up! upline, Amy Koenders (Stamp with Amy K).  Amy introduced many of you to my blog Friday, and I am so grateful for her support.  Amy, you are fabulous and your cards are too!

Now, onto today’s card, which was created using the From my Heart stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount).  I just love the teapot image in this set.  It is so cute and different from my normal floral/nature themed cards.  It seemed the perfect choice to go with SCS color challenge 470 this week.

Friday was such an exciting blogging day for me.  I loved seeing so much blog traffic and so many new subscribers!  You have no idea how excited I get seeing the reach of my posts.  That’s where the nerdy math teacher in me comes through! LOL.  Anyway, if you like my post today, I would appreciate hearing from you.  At the end of the month, I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a free card in the mail!  If you aren’t already a subscriber, please consider following me via email.   Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

From My Heart (1 of 7)

Today’s card was inspired by The Mojo Monday 337 sketch challenge & Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge #470:

I began my card with a  Baked Brown Sugar card base.  Then I added panels of Night of Navy (my substitution for the color challenge), Cherry Cobbler DSP, Whisper White, and Night of Navy DSP (Regals DSP Stack) using SNAIL adhesive.

From My Heart (3 of 7)

Next, I colored my friendship stamp from the From my Heart stamp set using my Stampin’ Write Markers in Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, & Baked Brown Sugar (In Color Markers, Subtles Collection Markers, and Regals Collection Markers).  I stamped the image on Whisper White and used my Baked Brown Sugar ink pad and a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panel.  Then I colored the teapot and tray again and stamped them on a scrap of Whisper White,  I cut that out using paper snips and added it to my greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some added depth. I followed the same procedure, stamping the friendship banner in Night of Navy on Baked Brown Sugar card stock.  The finished greeting was layered onto a square of Cherry Cobbler card stock, which I inked with my Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad.

From My Heart (2 of 7)

Finally, I stamped two flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) using Night of Navy ink.  I colored my flowers using my Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad and my Blender Pens I punched out the flowers using the Petite Petals Punch and added Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents to the center.  Then I added them to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  (Remember, the Petite Petals stamp set and punch are available as a bundle for a 15% discount, wood mount and clear mount.)

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For the finishing touches on the inside of my card I layered strips of Cherry Cobbler DSP and Night of Navy card stock and added them to the bottom of the card.

This card is not my normal kind of color scheme, but I really like the finished product.  That’s the great thing about challenges, they put you outside your comfort zone.  If you liked this card, please don’t forget to leave me a comment so you will be entered into my drawing.  Also, if you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.

If you would like to purchase the From my Heart  stamp set, or any of the other great products featured in this project, shop in my online store by clicking here.  Remember you can earn a FREE item with every $50 purchase through March 31st.  The final days of Sale-a-bration are fast approaching.  Don’t miss your chance to get these great products before they are gone!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: N/A

Card Stock & DSP:  Baked Brown Sugar (131296) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, one stamped banner; Night of Navy (100867) – 5-1/2″ x 1-1/8″ strip, 4-” x 1-1/8″ strip (inside card); Cherry Cobbler DSP (130139) – 5-1/2″ x 1″ strip, 4″ x 1″ strip for inside of card; Whisper White (100730) – 2-7/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ square,  5-1/4″ x 4″ panel (inside of card); Night of Navy DSP (130139) – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel.

Markers & Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad (131174); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad (126966); Blender Pens (102845); In Color 2013-2015 Stampin’ Write Markers (131260); Regals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131262); Subtles Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131263)

Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewel Accents (119246)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892)

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