05.20.18… It’s funny how you can have a stamp set for quite awhile, and you keep thinking to yourself ,” I need to use that stamp set soon!”… but you keep putting other stamps sets and projects ahead of it.
Well… Picture Perfect Birthday has been that stamp set for me. (I know what those of you who’ve used this set over and over again are thinking, “Is she crazy?” Ok, friends…I’m onboard now!
On top of all of the cute “accessory” stamps, the sentiment stamps are to die for! Love, love, love!
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05.20.18… As everyone knows, gratitude can be express in so many different ways. One of the ways I enjoy showing my gratitude (even for the smallest things) is sending a handmade card. That being said, I couldn’t wait to open up my new Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, and create this cheerful, sunny card!
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05.12.18… I just received my box of pre-order items from the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Was I super excited…kind of like it was Christmas morning? Um…yeah! Are the new products absolutely amazing? You betcha! Did I waste any time before I started using all of my brand new, amazing goodies? That would be a “No”!
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05.06.18… I always enjoy celebrating the “good stuff”, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, or just because! A handmade card is such a wonderful way to show that special someone that the “good stuff” is special to you as well!
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05.06.18… Whether you have that one extra special bestie (…or several) in your life, it’s always nice to show your appreciation for them, whenever you can. I love creating individual cards for each of my friends, that not only express my appreciation of our friendship, but their personality as well. That being said, this card is one of Continue reading “good friends…”
04.29.18… The Fruit Basket stamp set is such a favorite of mine! I’ve used it to create some of “the sweetest” cards and projects. If you “‘pear” this stamp set with the Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper and the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack (as I did with this card) you can’t go wrong!
Using a Whisper White card base, I add layered strips of the Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper, along with strips of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. With the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I dry embossed a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, and Continue reading “the sweetest little pears…”
05.22.18… “You’re the Best” is something that everyone loves to hear! And….. do you what else is “the best”? The brand NEW Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Catalog! That’s right, my friends…..it’s almost here! The NEW Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 catalog goes “live” on June 1, 2018, but wait…..there’s more! Stampin’ Up is offering an early release of the Share What You Love Suite, which run from May 1 – 31, 2018. You won’t want to miss it!
Once I received some of the products from the Share What You Love Suite, I couldn’t wait Continue reading “share what you love…”
04.22.18… On my last post, I used a small strip of dandelion-patterned paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper Pack. Well…..that little strip of paper inspired me to create a few more cards using that same paper, along with some daisy-patterned paper (..also from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper Pack) thrown into the mix.
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04.22.18… I’ve always thought that it’s so convenient to have extra birthday cards on hand. However….I think it’s even more important to have thank you cards made ahead of time as well. How many times have you received a gift from a friend, and then thought…..I really don’t need to send them a thank you card, because I’ve already told them “thanks”. And besides…who doesn’t love to receive a handmade card…no matter what the occassion!
For this fun, trendy card, I used a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, layered onto Whisper White cardstock, along with a Crumb Cake cardstock base. I added a strip ofWhole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper, a bow Continue reading “a birthday thank you…”
04.07.18… It’s always nice to have extra birthday cards on hand, especially if you have younger children. When my kids were in elementary school (they are now 25 and 28 years old), it seemed like there was a birthday party every other weekend! You’ll want to make this card in multiples, and you’ll be ready to “grab-n-go” whenever those parties popup!
Flirty Flamingo cardstock was used for the base. I used the Polka Dots Basics embossing folder with Peekaboo Peach cardstock, and then added a pop of yellow with a strip of Tutti-Fruitti Designer Series Paper .
The”Make a Wish”sentiment (from the Window Shopping stamp set) Continue reading “make a wish…”
04.01.18… Spring is here, and you know what that means??? You guessed it….there’s always a wedding or two right around the corner!
This card is such a wonderful way to show your gratitude for all of those amazing wedding gifts….and yes, even if you’ve already received three Keurigs, and just unwrapped one more!
For the background, I used a piece of the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. (I really love this paper pack, but somehow I hadn’t used it very often.) Using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to dry emboss a strip of Whisper White cardstock.
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03.24.18… It’s hard to believe Sale-A-Bration is almost over! That’s right…..you only have until March 31st to earn FREE product(s) with every $50 you purchase.
There are so many amazing products you can earn during Sale-A-Bration! So…..on this one card, I decided to use three of the items that you can earn…..the Amazing You stamp set, the Celebrate You Thinlits, and the Springtime Foils Speciality Designer Series Paper (from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog (2nd release).
Choosing two different patterns from the Springtime Foils Speciality Designer Series Paper, I layered thepaper strips over two Continue reading “celebrate you…”
03.17.18… I absolutely love Stampin’ Up! products…and I love Sale-A-Bration even more! The new Springtime Foils Speciality Designer Series Paper from the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog (2nd release), is FREE (with a purchase of $50 or more). I’m wondering what I ever did without this “simply elegant” paper!
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03.12.18… The Fruit Basket stamp set is one of the “sweetest” sets in the current Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog! I’ve been having so much fun creating some adorable cards with this set. And…..with the ever-so-handy Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack (used to perfectly punch out your stamped fruit images) and the coordinating Continue reading “you are the sweetest…”
03.04.18… Today has been a dark, snowy, rainy day where I live (oh…and did I mention the hail, too!), so I thought I create something bright, fun, and cheery! And…what a better product bundle to use than the Fruit Basket Bundle (includes the Fruit Basket stamp set and the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack at a 10% discount) from the Continue reading “a little slice of lemon heaven…”
03.04.18… I love the new Fruit Basket Stamp Set and the coordinating Tutti-Fruitti 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack. This stamp set has such cute little fruit stamps, but also some great little sentiment stamps that you can use throughout the year!
I’d been wanting to make a card with the banana patterned paper from the Tutti-Fruitti 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack, so I decided to keep things fairly simply and just use the “Happy Birthday to You” sentiment stamp from the Fruit Basket Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment three times, and the cut out the words that I wanted to use. The words are layered Continue reading “bananas for birthdays…”
03.03.18… Yes, I’ve done it again! I’ve created two more cards with the Lots of Lavender stamp set, available for FREE (with a purchase of $50 or more) during Sale-A-Bration.
A few blog posts ago, a created a very similar standard size (4-1/4″x 5-1/2″) card. However, I really love to make smaller (or “mini”) Continue reading “a little bit of lavender…”
02.25.18… I just received the new Springtime Foils Speciality Designer Series Paper from the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog (2nd release), and couldn’t wait to start using it! This is probably one of the easiest cards I’ve made in awhile…..and the paper is absolutely beautiful!!! The best part is you can earn it for FREE with a Stampin’ Up! purchase of $50 or more.
Choosing two different patterns from the Springtime Foils Speciality Designer Series Paper, I layered the leaf patterned paper over two strips of striped paper, with an additional layer of Whisper White cardstock (“popped up” with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals).
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02.24.18… A Good Day is the name of the sweetest little stamp set in the newest Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. I decided to use it to create some sweet and simple 3″ x 3″ cards…..just right for a gift enclosure, thank you card, or just because!
I stamped the images in Basic Gray, and chose to “stamp off” once before stamping each image on Whisper White cardstock. I liked the softer touch that it gave Continue reading “a good day…”
02.19.18… I’ve created several cards using the new Lots of Lavender stamp set, which you can earn for FREE (with a purchase of $50 or more) during Sale-A-Bration. This time however, I thought I’d give my Lots of Lavender card a new twist, and use a shade of pink (Blushing Bride, to be exact) instead of lavender or purple.
I also mixed things up a bit more, and stamped my image on Crumb Cake cardstock, instead of Whisper White cardstock. I love the shabby chic feel it adds to the card! Distressing the paper, along with using a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, steps up the “shabby” even more. For some Continue reading “lavender with a twist…”
02.11.18… I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is almost here! I had little extra time this weekend, soI thought I’d share another card that I created with the Sure Do Love You Bundle (stamp set + framelits). It’s a wonderful set to have on hand for weddings and anniversaries, as well.
This card also shows the versatility of the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, which you can earn FREE (with a purchase of $50 or more) during Sale-A-Bration. One side has some super fun patterns that can be used with just about any stamp set, while the other side of each sheet coordinates with the Bottle & Bubbles stamp set. I realize I’ve used this Bermuda Continue reading “love you always…”
02.11.18… What a better way to celebrate than with one of the new Sale-A-Bration sets, Amazing You! The more I use this set , the more versatile it becomes! The best part is that you can earn the Amazing You stamp set for FREE, just by placing a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration!
I’ve actually titled this card “Western Whimsy“. Using the new Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (earn it for FREE with a $50 purchase) to die cut the stars, and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper for the background, gives the card a “western” feel. Using the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper to create the Calypso Coral flag, and then adding some bling Continue reading “let’s celebrate…”
02.04.18… Happy Wishes is such a versatile stamp set! There are 16 words and combinable phrase to create a card or project for birthdays, anniversaries, friendship, or just because. The best part is…..you can earn this two-box stamp set for FREE (with a purchase of $100 or more) during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion. Now that makes me “happy”!
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01.28.18… What’s not to love about the new Sure Do Love You stamp set from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog! Such a great Valentine set, but it’s also perfect for weddings, anniversaries, and much more!
I used Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, and Soft Sky. I distressed the edges of the paper, added some Foil Frenzy Designer Series paper, Mini Sequin Trim… and of course a little extra bling!
If you’re loving this set as much as I do, you’ll want to save 10%, and purchase the Sure Do Love you Bundle. When you purchase the wood-mount bundle for $55.75, you’ll earnyou a FREE Sale-A-Bration item Continue reading “sure do love you…”