Friday, July 31, 2015

Everyone Wishes

Do you ever sit down to make a card and find yourself grabbing colors and scraps from a project you created the last time you sat down?  I seem to do that a lot, maybe because I REALLY need to reduce my scrap pile! 
You  might notice that there is a piece of Black Color Me Irresistible specialty paper on this card and that I used some of the same design on the project I shared a couple days ago using the Tin of Cards Project Kit...

In addition to the specialty paper, I used a piece of Neutrals color collection designer series paper behind the sentiment.

I have again cut down some 1" dotted lace trim (this time in Mint Macaron) and looped it around behind the sentiment layer.  I think I tend to cut it down more often that I use it whole.
Friendly Wishes
Memento Black, Lost Lagoon and Watermelon Wonder ink and markers
Whisper White, Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon card stock
Color Me Irresistible specialty paper
Neutrals color collection designer series paper
1" dotted lace trim (Mint Macaron)
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Thursday, July 30, 2015


Sometimes when I am working on cards, I like to put together something that doesn't require stamping at all.  That is when the Project Life by Stampin' Up! kits come in handy!  For this card I chose some items from the Happy Times card collection and accessory pack and just added the card base and mat for the sentiment layer. 

For accents, I did punch out the little heart and add the button to the top layer.  It was fast, quick and fun!
Happy Times Project Life card collection and accessory pack
small heart punch
designer series button
Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede card stock
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tin of Cards

I just love the project kit options in the 2015-2016 Catalog and Idea Book!  There are so many different options and probably at least one for everyone :)  Today I am going to share what I did with the Tin of Cards Project Kit.  For the most part, I did at least one of each of the card designs in the instructions (did I mention that there are instructions to make it easy for you?!).  

I did add some variations using extra pieces from the kit and added a couple pieces of Color Me Irresistible specialty paper as well.

You will see in the card below that instead of using the multicolored piece of designer paper in the window, I used a piece of card stock from the Color Me Irresistible specialty paper collection so I cut down the piece of designer paper that I didn't use on this one and used it on other cards...

The stamp set that coordinates with the kit is called Tin of Cards and is sold separately, but it very versatile and can be used long after the tin of cards are created. 

This was such a fun project!  I am looking forward to working with my nieces to put together their own kits very soon, I know they will have some great alternative ideas as well!

Tin of Cards project kit
Tin of cards stamp set
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Monday, July 27, 2015


When I came across this adorable little wooden crate at Target I knew what I wanted to do with it.  It is a great size for gifts of jams or jelly.  

I chose the Homemade for you stamp set and the Farmer's Market designer series paper to use for decorating the box. 

Then I added some burlap ribbon, linen thread and Venetian crochet trim ribbon as accents. 

Each side is decorated differently...

and then I also decorated the jar lids...

Two jars fit very well and adding some filler for cushioning is a good idea although I didn't have any on hand for the pictures.

Homemade for You
Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss ink
Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Old Olive card stock
Farmer's Market dsp
circle punches
linen thread
Venetian crochet trim ribbon
burlap ribbon
designer buttons
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Sunday, July 26, 2015


While the card I have to show you today has several layers and some dimension, it was really a pretty simple one to put together.  

First I stamped the image from Summer Silhouettes on the card base and then on the piece of Soft Suede and lined them up. 
The butterflies are just punched out and adhered together before I added the linen thread around them. 
Summer Silhouettes
Crumb Cake, Soft Suede ink
Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede card stock
Schoolhouse dsp
butterfly punches
linen thread
expressions natural elements
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Serving Others

My oldest son has joined his friends the last two years to help raise money and pack meals for Feed My Starving Children.  The group always has a fun activity planned after they pack the meals, but they also have the kids do a 24 hour fast (if they wish) and they sleep (or maybe stay up) at the church over night.  

I wanted to scrapbook the event for Hunter even though I didn't have pictures so I used a selfie that was taken on the ride to Grand Forks in the vehicle Hunter was in and then made a copy of a picture I found from a news source.  It worked even if it wasn't exactly what I would have liked...

For the page I used the Happy Times collection of Project Life on some Cajun Craze card stock and stamped some images from Stamp A Bag as well.

I added a few buttons but for the most part the accessories are from the Project Life kit.

I know they had a fun time and enjoyed helping others at the same time. 

Soft Suede ink
Stamp a Bag
Cajun Craze, Island Indigo card stock
Happy Times project life collection
designer buttons
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Friday, July 24, 2015


I really love the Watercolor Words stamp set and have been using it quite often (when my daughter hasn't borrowed it and forgotten to return it!).  I chose the "love" sentiment for this card thinking it may end up as a wedding or anniversary card some day.

The black layer is some Color Me Irresistible specialty paper and on top of that I added some white corrugated paper and a piece of Neutrals color collection designer series paper. 

Behind the sentiment I added some silver metallic thread.  I really like the layers and textures that come through on this card.
Watercolor Words
Memento Black, Real Red ink
Whisper White, Real Red card stock
White corrugated paper
Color Me Irresistible specialty paper
Neutrals Color Collection designer series paper
Silver metallic thread
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Get Well Soon

The stamp I chose for today's card is a single stamp and I chose to stamp the image on my Pool Party card stock and then again on a scrap of Very Vanilla.  I colored the image on the scrap with markers and then cut it out with my paper snips and added it to the card with dimensionals to pop it up a little.  

There is some 1" dotted lace trim and Venetian crochet trim ribbon behind the bowl...
You can see I added a piece of Very Vanilla and some brads on one of the corners...this was to cover up a mistake! :) 

Just a reminder, when you use your Stampin' Trimmer to score your card stock, make sure the cutting blade is out of the way...
I accidentally cut part of the piece I was scoring and decided to just go with it.  I added the Very Vanilla and brads to hold it together and then added some more Pool Party card stock on the inside to cover up the Very Vanilla.
Get Well Soup
Memento black ink
Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry markers
Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Pool Party card stock
Sweet Li'l Things dsp
1" Watermelon Wonder dotted lace trim
Venetian crochet trim ribbon
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July Paper Pumpkin

This month when my Paper Pumpkin kit came in the mail it was even more of a surprise because I usually get mine around the 20th of the month and this one came on the 17th!  My daughter gets pretty excited when she sees it in the mailbox too so we sat down and put the card together one evening last weekend. 
The cards above are for the most part put together using the guide in the box and there would be three more, but I let my daughter keep hers and they didn't get in the picture this time. 
The cards in the picture above and the individual pictures below are alternate ideas that I put together with extra pieces and extra card stock. 

I added some white corrugated paper to all of the alternative projects and a few pieces of card stock and embellishments.

On this card I cut one of the stickers in half and used it that way...

And I found a way to used the outside edges of the sticker sheet as well...

The card stock on this card comes from the Go Wild designer series paper stack...
Do these look fun?  Remember, you can get your own Paper Pumpkin surprise kit every month (or just the months you want to receive it...)! 
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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!