Friday, July 29, 2016

Jar of Sunshine

I always like to have fun little 3d items on hand for door prizes or gifts and have quite a stash of little bottles and other items to alter when the mood sets in!  I added some taffy to this jar and then used the Sunshine Sayings stamp set to decorate!

First, I wrapped some Fruit Stand designer series paper around the jar and then I added my layers.  On the top, I stamped the flower image again with White Craft ink.

The decorating on the jar was pretty easy to do but it just makes a cute little gift for any reason.

Sunshine Sayings
Soft Suede, Craft White ink
Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede card stock
Fruit Stand dsp
designer button
2 3/8" scallop circle punch
2" circle punch

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ice Cream Birthday

I have another June 2016 Paper Pumpkin alternative idea for you today!  I know, I know, it is July already but I will have some fun ideas for the July kit for you next week! 

I took one of the card bases and cut it down to use as a layer on this card.  Next I used the splatter stamp and added some images all over it before adding a strip of Serene Scenery dsp.

I cut down one of the little cellophane pounces just a little and added lots of sequins, taped it shut and added a scoop of ice cream to the top.

June 2016 Paper Pumpkin
Top Top Taupe ink
Whisper White, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder card stock
Tree builder punch
Serene Scenery dsp

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Happy Day For You

My daughter had her last Reader's Night celebration at school this year, she will be headed to the middle school in a month or so and they don't continue this idea there. 

She put a lot of hours into reading lots of books to earn tickets so that she had more chances to win a new bike - each class had one winner.  This lucky girl won the bike in the 4th grade class!  Her brother actually won one a few years ago as well.

Each student also made a story board with information about their favorite informational book - she chose one about Taylor Swift since she is such a big fan :)  They stood by their boards and those in attendance could ask questions and admire the boards the kids put so much time and effort into. 

I know she will love having this page in her scrapbook someday!

Perfectly Wrapped
Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach ink
Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White card stock
Fruit Stand dsp
delicate white doilies
Swirly scribbles thinlits
2" circle punch
Playful Palette and Pop of Pink washi tape
candy dots
white perfect accents

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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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Friday, July 15, 2016

By the Shore

As I mentioned earlier this week, I have been restocking my sympathy card stash.  This card is a rare time when I pull out my markers and use them to color in an image, it is not my favorite thing mostly because I probably don't practice it enough and think it never looks good enough.

I chose a pattern of designer paper for my background from the By the Shore collection and then added a 2015-2017 In Color doily under the flower image and sentiment. 

Around the flower I used an image from the Timeless Textures stamp set as a border.

Butterfly Basics, Flourishing Phrases, Timeless Textures
Night of Navy, Tip Top Taupe, Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral ink
Very Vanilla, Night of Navy card stock
In Color 2015-2017 doily
By the shore dsp

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

So Much!

I always like using watercolor images behind sentiments or images that would otherwise look great by coloring them in.  I just love that we have a few stamp sets with different sized and shaped watercolor images!  For this card I chose the Sunshine sayings stamp set for that image and my sentiment comes from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.

I added some of the Affectionately yours specialty paper and gold baker's twine behind the sentiment layer to complete the card.

Sunshine Wishes, Thankful Thoughts
Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron ink
Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron card stock
gold baker's twine
Affectionately yours specialty paper

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016


I had such high hopes in my head when I started creating this card but once it was complete, I really didn't like the way it turned out.  It is the Peekaboo Peach layer that doesn't work for me and I think I might have to go back and try this idea another way, but I thought I would share it anyway.

My background is created by stamping some images from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set, I also used that on the Peekaboo Peach layer.  Then, I added some metallic doilies backwards so you don't see the shiny side. 

The die cut is from the Sunshine Wishes framelit set that I also used yesterday and I finished the card with some Brights Candy dots.

Watercolor Wishes, Playful Backgrounds
Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach, Island Indigo ink
Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach card stock
Metallic doilies
candy dots
Sunshine Wishes framelits

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Flower in the Window

One day last week I was trying to decide how to use the Sunshine Wishes framelits on a card and I looked down and saw the Fabulous Foil Designer acetate package that I had not opened yet.  So, I picked out a pattern and die cut my scalloped square on a piece of Smoky Slate card stock using the Layering Squares framelits.

Then, I used the flower die cut from the Sunshine Wishes set and some Black card stock and decided I wanted to add some color in the petals.  I glued some Wisteria Wonder card stock onto the back of the flower with my fine tip glue pen and after it dried I cut around the petals.  I noticed that I had a little glue residue on the front side of the Basic Black card stock so decided to mask it with the Wink of Stella glitter brush all over the die cut.

I placed some Whisper White card stock that had been embossed with the Brick wall folder behind the acetate and flower and completed my card with some washi tape.

Sunshine Sayings
Basic Black ink
Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder card stock
Fabulous foil designer acetate
Layering Squares framelits
Sunshine Wishes framelits
Wink of Stella glitter brush
washi tape
Brick wall folder

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Serene Sympathy

Again, I am finding myself in need of quite a few sympathy cards, I try to always have some on hand but when life gets busy that doesn't always happen. 

This is one I put together using the Serene Scenery designer series paper and the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  There are so many wonderful patterns to the designer series paper I think I could use them all on different projects and not use anything else for awhile. 

Since I have little pieces of leftover (retired) corrugated paper in my scrap stash, I thought I would use one over the top of my designer series paper and flower image. 

The linen thread was just wrapped around my hand several times before I added it to the card and pulled the threads apart a little so they wouldn't be in a perfect circle.

Flourishing Phrases
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake ink
Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla card stock
Serene Scenery dsp
linen thread
corrugated paper

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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!