Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Happy 14th!

A week ago my oldest child turned 14 and this is the card I put together for him.  It uses the Number of Years and the Large Numbers framelits along with the new Layering Squares framelits. 

I added some Holiday Fancy Foil vellum over the top of Basic Black card stock and then added my layers of squares.  I like the scalloped edge as an option for the layers.

I added a little pocket for a gift card on the inside and used the BYOP stamp set to add a few phrases as well.

BYOP, Number of Years
Whisper White, Basic Black, Night of Navy card stock
Holiday Fancy Foil Vellum
Corrugated paper
candy dots
Layering Squares framelits, Large Number framelits

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Work of Art

There are some more new catalog products on today's card!  The stamp set is called Painter's Palette and I added some Big Shot items as well - the Layering Squares framelits and Floral affection embossing folder.

For the colors, I chose Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo and Tip Top Taupe.  There are a few retiring enamel dots on the embossed flowers for a little color and texture.

Painter's Palette
Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo ink
Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Tip Top Taupe, Flirty Flamingo card stock
Layering squares framelits
Floral affection folder
enamel dots

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Layering Love

Finally, some new catalog samples for you!  This card use a few of the new In Colors - Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.

The sentiment comes from a stamp set called Layering Love and the background is a stamp set called Perfectly Wrapped.  I added a little bit of Playful Palette designer series paper and some 3/8" ruched ribbon in Sweet Sugarplum.

Perfectly Wrapped, Layering Love
Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo ink
Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White card stock
3/8" Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon
Playful Palette dsp

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

I Think You're Great

The kids finished school for the year this week and I always give their teachers a little something to say thank you for a great year.  For the female teachers, I put together a set of 5 or 6 cards in a box and decorate it a little bit. 

For the male teachers, I like to do something different so this year I purchased some gift cards from the Dairy Queen and made some cards to put them in.

The I Think You're Great stamp set and some designer series paper (Going Places and English Garden) did the trick for these two cards. 

I Think You're Great
Lost Lagoon Ink
Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede card stock
2" circle punch
English Garden and Going Places designer series paper

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Friday, May 27, 2016

May Paper Pumpkin

I really liked the die cuts and corrugated paper in this month's Paper Pumpkin kit.  The cards I put together below are just variations on the suggested ideas that are shown in the kit. 

I did a little stamping on the inside of a couple of the cards as well that I didn't take pictures of, but most of the time I leave the inside of my cards blank.

I saved a couple of the pieces to do something different with at a later time (when there is a little more time in my day to experiment!).  When the alternative ideas are created I will share them as well :)

May 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mother's Day Card

While Mother's Day has already passed I thought I would still share this card with you since you could easily add a different sentiment to the middle of it. 

I used a strip of the Sale-a-bration designer series paper called Wildflower Fields and the stamp set from the April 2016 Paper Pumpkin set. 

For accents I added some basic rhinestones and a tea lace paper doily.

April 2016 Paper Pumpkin
Lost Lagoon ink
Crum Cake, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon card stock
tea lace paper doilies
decorative label punch
basic rhinestones
SAB 2016 Wildflower fields dsp
circle punch

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Today I have a Christmas scrapbook page that is a few years old already although I hadn't put it together until recently.  For some reason I don't seem to take a lot of pictures when we get together for Christmas so there aren't a lot of Christmas pages in our scrapbook albums. 

This one uses some different Project Life collections including the Seasonal Snapshot collections.  Even though most of my pictures fit inside the pockets perfectly, I like to mat them so I usually cut the pictures down just a little bit and add card stock behind them.

You might be able to see that I added some candy dots to the designer series paper in one of the pockets above.  I tried to add a little dimension to all the pockets in the middle row.

Project Life pocket pages
Project Life seasonal snapshot and other collections
Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Whisper White card stock
Merry Moments dsp
candy dots

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Celebrate You

Today I have a little box to share with you, I have shown you one similar to this before and it is a modified version of Erica Cerwin's design that you can find here.

I used Rich Razzleberry card stock for the base of the box and added some Corrugated paper around the top of the opening. 

The sentiment comes from Suite Sayings and I punched it out with the Note Tag punch.

Suite Sayings
 Soft Suede ink
Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White card stock
note tag punch
corrugated paper
tea lace paper doilies

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Welcome Home

This is another card I made using some layers, it makes them difficult to take pictures of but I love the way they turn out.

I chose the Welcome Words stamp set and some Pretty Petals dsp and used Very Vanilla and Pool Party card stock along with it.

The designer series paper I used as the outer layer measures 5 1/2" x 6" and is scored at 4 1/4".  The inside layer of Very Vanilla is 8" x 5" and scored at 4".  The top layer of Pool Party is 4 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Welcome Words
Basic Black ink
Pool Party, Very Vanilla card stock
Pretty Petals dsp

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Friday, May 20, 2016

The Very Best

As I was using some of my retiring English Garden designer series paper, I decided to use a retiring stamp set as well - Everything Eleanor.  It is paired with a sentiment from Wild About Flowers.

Keeping with the color scheme of the designer series paper, I Night of Navy and Tip Top Taupe ink.  For the Tip Top Taupe layer, I stamped on scratch paper first to lighten the image.

I added a Tea lace paper doily and an In Color Blossom to complete the card.

Everything Eleanor, Wild about Flowers
Tip Top Taupe, Night of Navy ink
Whisper White, Night of Navy, Kraft card stock
Tea lace paper doily
In color blossom
English Garden dsp

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

May Paper Pumpkin Kit

Look what is in store for this month's Paper Pumpkin subscribers!  I can't wait to have a few minutes to open
my kit!

You can start your own subscription today, just go here to
get started!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

World's Best

Well, I am still struggling to get posts out!  Even though the planting is done, there is lots of washing of equipment to do and we are shipping potatoes as well.  Then, add the baseball games in the evening and there goes my time.  Oh well, it will get better soon :)

For this card I used the World Traveler folder on some Smoky Slate card stock and then I used my Crumb Cake folder and rubbed it on the top of the embossing. 

I just layered some circle punches and added them on top of the metallic doily to finish it off.

Going Global
Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand ink
Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay card stock
World Traveler folder
circle punches
metallic doilies

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Make a Wish

I wanted to use some of the confetti paper in the It's My Party designer series paper stack on a card and this is what came from that one day.  I cut a couple ovals with framelits and then stamped and punched out some little balloons with the Party Wishes stamp set and Party punch pack. 

There is nothing too fancy about the card and it was fairly quick to put together.  It might be fun to use the upcoming confetti punch to add a little more fun it I try this type of design again.
Party wishes
Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron ink
Bermuda Bay, Whisper White card stock
It's My Party dsp
washi tape
ovals framelits
party punch pack

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Cup of Cheer

I am back!  Hopefully consistently :)  We finished planting potatoes which is awesome and will hopefully give me a little more time to create.  Sadly, my preorder goodies arrived last Monday and I didn't even get a chance to look in the box until yesterday! 
On to the card for today....
I used some Color me irresistible specialty paper and a past Paper Pumpkin stamp set on this card pairing it with the Cups and Kettle Framelits and A Nice Cuppa stamp set.

There are a few little It's My Party enamel dots for accents as well.
A Nice Cuppa, Paper Pumpkin
Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Gray, Whisper White card stock
Color me irresistible specialty paper
It's my party enamel dots
Cups and kettles framelits

Thursday, May 12, 2016

You are So Kind

Another single layer card share today using the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  

I chose to use Sahara Sand, Hello Honey, and Lost Lagoon inks on the butterfly layers and then I sponged some Soft Sky all around them.  The sponging is difficult to see in the pictures since it is pretty light.

Watercolor Wings
Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Hello Honey, Soft Sky ink
Whisper White card stock
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

In the Meadow

This card is just a single layer of Very Vanilla and I used my blender pen to color in the deer, grass and flowers.  

My sentiment comes from the You've Got This stamp set and my other images are from In the Meadow.

In the Meadow, You've Got This
 Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Wild Wasabi ink
Very Vanilla card stock
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May Stamp Club part 2

On to the cards I used for my stamp club group...
The first one uses the Summer Silhouettes and Butterfly Basics stamp sets and I cut out a little flower using the Rose Garden thinlits.

The second is one I know we all need this time of year - a graduation card.  There is a little strip of Schoolhouse designer series paper on the side and I used the BYOP and I Think You're Great stamp sets.

And all the projects together...

Butterfly Basics, Summer Silhouettes, I Think You're Great, BYOP
Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe ink
Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White card stock
Schoolhouse dsp
Rose garden thinlits
metallic doilies
designer buttons
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Monday, May 9, 2016

May Stamp Club part 1

I am going to take two days to share this months Stamp Club projects just because my time is limited and I wanted to have a an extra post :)  

For our layout this month, I chose the All about Everything stamp set and used some Color Me Irresistible specialty paper along with some Schoolhouse designer series paper.
All about Everything
Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Garden Green ink
Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight card stock
Color Me Irresistible specialty paper
Schoolhouse dsp
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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!