Monday, June 30, 2014

Watercolor Thank You

The Late Night Stampers challenge that starts today is Clean and Simple with Bling.  I chose to use the Watercolor Thank You stamp and add a couple strips of designer series paper.

The designer series paper comes from the Moonlight and Confetti Celebration collections and I added a little bow made from Strawberry Slush thick baker's twine.

And of course, the bling is basic rhinestones.
Come and join us or just check out the design team samples
Watercolor Thank You
Strawberry Slush ink
Whisper White card stock
Moonlight and Confetti Celebration dsp
basic rhinestones
Strawberry Slush thick baker's twine
post signature

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Life's Adventure

The card I have to share today uses one of the new hostess sets called Life's Adventure.  I colored the cake with the Blendabilities markers (Coastal Cabana and Rich Razzleberry) and then added some images from Point and Click to the background.

The baker's twine is just wrapped around the Smoky Slate card stock and taped down in the  back with washi tape to hold it in place.

Life's Adventure
Point and Click
Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay ink
Blendabilities (Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry)
white baker's twine
post signature

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Your Big News!

Back to the Big News stamp set for these baby cards and they are paired with the Something for Baby stamp set and Baby's first framelits.

I thought I would do a boy and a girl card so I had both on hand :)  The boy card uses Maritime designer series paper and the girl card uses Lullaby designer series paper.
I also used the Starburst framelits and Alphabet Press folder as an accent behind the onsie. 

Big News
Something for Baby
Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar ink
Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding card stock
Maritime and Lullaby dsp
Baby's first framelits
Starburst framelits
Alphabet Press folder
post signature

Friday, June 27, 2014

June My Paper Pumpkin

Pinwheels make such fun decorations for parties and this month's My Paper Pumpkin kit had 24 of them in it!  I decided to make a table decoration using a little metal bucket I had on hand.

To keep the straws (which also come in the kit, aren't they cute?) in the container without shifting I used some foam wrapped in white wrapping paper (I still have some left from when Stampin' Up! sold it).  Then I added a few pieces of Maritime designer series paper and used my bone folder to curl them.

There are some cute little banner pieces and stamps included in the kit and I added a couple of those as well.

Fun for any celebration as a table decoration, don't you think?
My Paper Pumpkin
Maritime dsp
Look like a fun project?  You can have something like this come to your door every month by signing up right here

post signature

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Happy Box

From time to time I see opportunities to donate door prizes for fundraisers, etc. and usually like to put together a basket of cards or a premade scrapbook.  It is fun to use different things to put the cards into instead of a just a basket and I found this wooden box in the dollar section at a store I shop at often. 
I decided to use the Flashback designer series paper to decorate the sides and matted it on Real Red card stock.  The, I wrapped some thick baker's twine around it three times and added a Starburst Sayings sentiment that was die cut with the Starburst framelits.

Again, it is matted on Real Red card stock and I added a 2014-2016 In Color clothespin for a little fun.

Starburst Sayings
Pool Party ink
Real Red, Very Vanilla card stock
Flashback dsp
Thick baker's twine
Starburst framelits
2014-2016 In color clothespins

post signature

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cabana Bloom

A little more practice with the Blendabilities today on another Blended Bloom image.  I chose the Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities and paired the flower with some more Typeset Specialty paper and some Flashback designer series paper.
More of the new favorite impressions folder, Large Polka Dot on the background and I also cut the Flashback paper with the Adorning Accents edgelit.

Something to Say, Blended Bloom
Memento ink
Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana card stock
Flashback dsp
Typeset Specialty paper
Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana blendabilities
Modern label punch
Word window punch
Large Polka Dot folder
Adorning Accents edgelits

post signature

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


This is a different combination for me, using a couple colors that I don't pull out all that often.  I chose to use Tangerine Tango ink with my Gorgeous Grunge stamp in the background and used Tempting Turquoise ink and card stock for the sentiment and mat.  

I added a little piece of Gold Soiree specialty paper and some Chevron ribbon for some texture and fun.

Gorgeous Grunge, Bravo
Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise ink
Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise card stock
Gold Soiree specialty paper
Chevron ribbon
white bakers twine
neutrals button
post signature

Monday, June 23, 2014

Traveler Birthday and Blog Candy Winner

Well we only had 3 people try for my Blog Candy I guess and the winner is Vicki!  Congrats, please e-mail me your mailing address so I can send out your goodies :) 
I have chosen a masculine theme for today's card using the Traveler stamp set and Typeset specialty paper.  I layered some modern label punches for my sentiment (from Bloom with Hope) and added a few neutrals buttons as well.

I think this combination of specialty paper and stamp set go together pretty well and will probably use it together often.

Traveler, Bloom with Hope
Black Stazon ink
Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake card stock
Typeset specialty paper
Neutrals buttons
Modern label punch
post signature

Sunday, June 22, 2014

More Gold Soiree

As you can see, I stuck with the Gold Soiree specialty paper theme on this card and added some Gold Fancy Foil Vellum and a Fun Frame.

I cut out the Fun Frame with my paper snips and I added a Neutrals button that I had altered with washi tape.

Yippee Skippee
Stazon Black ink
Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White card stock
Gold Fancy Foil Vellum
Gold Soiree specialty paper
White bakers twine
Fun Frames folder
Watercolor wonder washi tape
Neutrals button
post signature

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happily Ever After

It is that time of year when I need to make sure I have wedding cards on hand!  This one came together quickly using the Big News stamp set and some Gold Soiree specialty paper.

I added a strip of Basic Black card stock that was embossed with the Large Polka Dots folder behind the sentiment.

And on the inside I used another sentiment and hearts from the same stamp set.
Big News
Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red card stock
Stazon Black and Real Red ink
Gold Soiree specialty paper
Large polka dot folder
White bakers twine
post signature

Just a Little Something

I had to experiment with the new Typeset specialty paper, the paper is lightweight and looks like it came from a vintage book - love it already!  I chose the French Fry Box Bigz L for the first project with it and it was very easy to work with.

After I put the box together, I added a belly band of Gold Soiree specialty paper, a 1 3/4" circle punched from Flashback DSP and then a sentiment cut out with the Cards and Labels framelits.
I added a couple little fun items that can be used as a door prize - hand sanitizer and samples of linen thread and Strawberry Slush thick baker's twine. 
Num Num
Garden Green ink
Very Vanilla card stock
Flashback dsp
Typeset specialty paper
Gold Soiree specialty paper
French Fry Bigz L die
Cards and Labels framelits
1 3/4" circle punch
Strawberry slush thick baker's twine

post signature

Friday, June 20, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin

I have mentioned a time or two (or 50, LOL!) how much fun the My Paper Pumpkin kits by mail are to put together and I wanted to make sure to share again that they are now available on workshop orders as prepaid subscriptions.  You can even save a buck or 2 by purchasing a 6 or 12 month subscription!! 
Give one as a gift, or for yourself...they are a little bit of fun and relaxation time each month and we all need that, right?  And remember, you don't have to be an expert for these kits, beginners would love them too!
To sign up without a prepaid subscription, you can go here or to purchase a prepaid subscription just go here!  Questions?  Contact me!
Item Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription Price (Shipping Included)
137858 1 month$19.95
137859 3 months$59.85
137860 6 months$113.70 -- save $1 per month
137861 12 months$215.40 -- save $2 per month
In addition to the awesome kits, Stampin' Up! also offers refills (while supplies last) on some of the kits so if you love the contents and want to make more - now you can! 
Don't forget I have blog candy!  Make sure to leave your comment on this post to get in the drawing!!
post signature

Blended Birthday

Well, here is that Blended Bloom image again, but this time I used some Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities markers on it along with the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities for the center.  I have never worked with alcohol markers before so I have a lot of work ahead of me to master using them!!

The center of the flower is cut out and popped up which gives it a nice 3d effect.  I used a little Moonlight designer series paper and a sentiment from Bloom with Hope.  The ribbon is the Blackberry Bliss stitched satin and it is so easy to work with! 

Blended Bloom, Bloom with Hope
Blackberry Bliss ink
Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry blendabilities
Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Hello Honey card stock
Moonlight dsp
modern label punch
chevron folder
Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon
linen thread
post signature

Thursday, June 19, 2014

More Endless Birthday Wishes

I have a few more samples using the Endless Birthday Wishes photopolymer set today.  The background on the card below uses the dotted stamp image in several different colors as well as some Gold Foil sheets and Watercolor Wonder designer washi tape.

I added some Baked Brown Sugar thick washi tape behind the punched pieces and just kind of looped it around.

This card has a randomly stamped background and a few stars punched using the Itty  Bitty Accents punch pack.

Endless Birthday Wishes
Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight card stock
Gold foil sheets
Memento Black, Rich Razzleberry ink
Itty Bitty Accents punches
2 3/8" scallop circle punch
1  3/4" circle punch
Decorative Label punch
Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine
Watercolor Wonder designer washi tape
post signature

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Birthday Surprise

One of the first stamp sets I was draw to in the new catalog that wasn't a sentiment set was Draw the Line (page 35), I know I will be using it quite a bit both on cards and scrapbook pages.

I paired it with some Maritime designer series paper and the Birthday Surprise set.  My button actually started out white, but I used the darkest Coastal Cabana blendabilities marker to make it a different color!  Just be sure to let it dry thoroughly before you handle it if you try this yourself :) 

Birthday Surprise, Draw the Line
Bermuda Bay ink
Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party card stock
Maritime DSP
2 1/2" circle, 1 3/4" circle, 1" circle punch
Large Polka Dot folder
Neutral Button
linen thread
Coastal Cabana blendabilities
post signature

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
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!