Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sugarplum Sympathy

I have used this card in my Stamp A Stack rotation recently although this is a slightly different version than the one my card making friends have created.  I chose the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and used the Sweet Sugarplum ink color.

I added a small strip of Shine on specialty paper behind the flower and sentiment layer.

The big flower was stamped off on scrap paper before I added it to the Very Vanilla card stock so that the sentiment would be easier to read.

Flourishing Phrases
Early Espresso, Sweet Sugarplum ink
Shine on specialty paper
Very Vanilla card stock

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Vintage Bridal Shower Banner

I wish the pictures I was able to take of this bridal shower banner could show you how much fun I had putting it together!  It is always a challenge to get great pictures with a project that is this large so I hope you get the idea of how this ended up!

I started by using the Party Pennants die, which is retired, but I still like to keep it around for things like this.  Next I embossed the pieces with different folders - mostly the Happy Heart folder and Lovely Lace folder. 


Then came the sponge and Crumb Cake ink, I used that on all the banner pieces and doilies as well as the die cut flowers.

The center of the banner has a heart cut using the Bloomin' Heart thinlit and some of the flowers are also from that die.

The pieces are tied together using the Very Vanilla lace trim and I added a piece of Delightful Dijon 1" dotted lace trim between each element as well.

The letters are stamped with the Letters for you stamp set and cut out with the coordinating Large Letters framelits.

I added some little flowers and basic pearls or enamel dots to each piece of the banner.

There is either a scalloped circle or an In Color doily on top of each Delicate white doily.

Letters for You
Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler ink
Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon card stock
Party Pennants die
Bloomin' Hearts thinlit
Large letters framelits
scallop circle punch
In Color doilies
Very Vanilla lace trim
1" dotted lace trim
Lovely Lace folder
Happy Heart folder
several retired Stampin' Up! items

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Friday, July 22, 2016

A Little Bit Vintage

This card came about by using a few leftover pieces from a bridal shower banner I was asked to make for someone.  I will share the banner with you as well - probably next week! 

I chose a Crumb Cake base and added a few scrap elements - the doily, very vanilla lace trim and burlap ribbon.

Next I used a leftover piece of Very Vanilla that was embossed with the Lovely Lace folder and sponged with Crumb Cake ink and added a flower image on top of that.  At this point, I left the sentiment off the card.  I will either add one later or leave it as is.

Butterfly Basics
Crumb Cake ink
Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake card stock
Lovely Lace folder
Very Vanilla lace trim
burlap ribbon
Delicate white doilies

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Happy Day Box

Yes, I am still playing with the June Paper Pumpkin kit even though my July kit arrived over the weekend!  This is an alternative project that you could make using one of the card bases to make a little box.  The box is big enough for a little treat or a gift card.

My score lines are all at 1/2" and I used the original score line where the card would be folded as one of the folds.

Since there was already a hole on one side of the crease on the top of the box, I added another and put the baker's twine through it before tying up the sequin banner. 

June Paper Pumpkin

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

One Layer

Every once in awhile I like to make a one layer card and for this one I decided to use the Helping me Grow stamp set.  I just love the images in that set, especially the flowers.

I colored the flowers in with Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight ink and added some line images and a sentiment.

Helping me Grow
Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight ink
Whisper White card stock

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

One More Year

Back to that Serene Scenery designer series paper I love so much! 

This pattern is layered on some corrugated paper and added to a Watermelon Wonder card stock base. I die cut the heart using the Sunshine Wishes framelit set and then used the coordinating Sunshine Sayings stamp set for the sentiment words.  Those are cut out using a scissors.

Since I had some sequin trim left over (I believe it is from a Paper Pumpkin kit) I added that to the card as well using glue dots.

Sunshine Sayings
Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White card stock
Corrugated paper
Serene Scenery dsp
Sunshine Wishes framelits
sequin trim

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Birthday Window

Today is my sister's birthday and I wanted to do something a little different for her card.  I admit, sometimes I pull a birthday card out of the stash for family birthdays, but it usually depends on how busy life is at the moment.  This time I was able to take the time and make the card I wanted for her.

I decided to make a window using the ovals framelits and added some Fabulous Foil designer series paper behind it.  Then, I used some Stampin' dimensionals all the way around the oval and added some sequins from the June Paper Pumpkin kit inside.

Before I attached that piece to the card, I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and embossed it with the Brick Wall folder.  Then I stamped the flower image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, colored it in and used a sponge to highlight the bricks.  Then I added it to the Peekaboo Peach window layer.

I did a little more distressing and added some basic pearls before the card was completed.

Butterfly Basics, Rose Wonder
Crumb Cake ink
Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach card stock
Brick wall folder
basic pearls
ovals framelits
Fabulous Foil designer series acetate

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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!