Friday, January 24, 2020

Heartfelt Valentine...

Valentine's Day is coming!  I have to say, I really love this holiday.  Maybe it's because ALL. THINGS. PINK are 100% accepted with this holiday.  (Hee.)  Or maybe I just really LOVE love.  But I just really love this holiday!  So about time to make some Valentine's...right?!  😀



Colors: Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Gold
Ink Pads: Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Heartfelt
Tools: Heart Punch Pack, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heart Doilies

This one was pretty quick and easy to make.  I LOVE the Heart Doilies in the Mini Catalog.  They are SOOOOO cute and so much fun to use!  Then layered with the punched heart from the Heartfelt Stamp Set and the Heart Punch Pack...well yes please!  😀

Here is a fun little tip.  See these stamped flowers?!




See how they are speckled  a bit?!  Well...while they were still a bit wet (so stamp quickly!) I dumped some Gold Embossing Powder on them, gave a good tap off, and heat set.  So that way they aren't covered...just speckled.  And...depending on how much dried...you get a varying level of speckle.  So I kinda love it.  (I also wanted some of the splatter that landed on the paper...so I did NOT use an Embossing Buddy like I normally would.) 

I love the layers of this card, and hope you do also! 


Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!   

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Brian's Bonanza Birthday Box...

We had a big special birthday at our house this week!  My husband celebrated the big 4-0!!!


What does this have to do with stamping?!  (Because I know that is why you are here, right?!  😀)   Well...one of his presents, I needed something to wrap it in.  And I didn't have the right box.  So I thought...who needs to buy one!  I will make one quick with cardstock!  So that's just what I did! 



Colors: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Grapefruit Grove, Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Noble Peacock Foil Sheets, Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Well Said
Tools: Bonanza Dies, Word Wishes Dies, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Sponge
Accessories: 3/16" Braided Linen Trim

I just measured what I was wrapping, added an inch on all sides, scored it at an inch on all sides, cut on score lines to make some flaps and adhered it together!  Then repeated for the bottom of the box!  It really was so quick and easy!  Took WAY less time to even go to the store to grab one.  Probably even took less time than standing there at the store trying to decide what to get. 😂  And it is SO MUCH MORE FUN to give this package instead of a store bought one, right?!  I call that a win-win-win!!!


I love this Birthday Bonanza Suite also.  It is so cute and fun!  And I didn't even use the stamps for this project!  Crazy!  This was just having fun with the paper and dies to make the tag! Small note:  that "birthday" greeting is stamped on Whisper White cardstock and then sponged with Grapefruit Grove ink to get that ombre look.  I did that because solid cardstock just wasn't working for me.  😁


I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  Would love to help you with your crafting needs!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Another Sensational Year of You!!!...January Club Project:

What better project to make in January than a little desktop calendar!  This is what we made for our club project this month!  Just look how cute it is:



Colors: Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Gold
Ink Pads: Petal Pink, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Petal Pink, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Vellum, Golden Honey Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sending You Thoughts
Tools: 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Leaf Punch, Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Petal Pink 1/4" Metallic-Edge Ribbon, White Stampin' Emboss Powder

I love this little easel calendar.  We used a few Sale-A-Bration items on it also...the gold Designer Series Paper (from the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper) and the stamp!  I thought that sentiment was PERFECT for a calendar! 


(Don't you agree?!  😀)

I love the strips in the background (2 are Designer Series Paper, 1 is a foil sheet, 1 is stamped, and 1 is embossed) and how they all layer together!  


Hope my club gals loved making this!  And look at it all year long.  😁

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything! 

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Heartfelt Pattern Mixing...January Club Card:

I love the Heartfelt Bundle, the From My Heart Designer Series Paper, & the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper.  So I mixed them all together and voila: 



Colors: Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink Pads: Flirty Flamingo, Memento
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Vellum, From My Heart Designer Series Paper, Golden Honey Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Heartfelt
Tools: Heart Punch Pack, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

The card we made for my January Club was born!  This was a fun and quick card to make.  And I LOVE how these two patterns work together! 


Those pink foil heart accents are amazing.  😍  And I just love that little scallop border...made with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.  It's all about the little details, right?!  😁  That's why I added that little scalloped heart behind the Flirty Flamingo heart...love the subtleness of it. 


I hope you enjoy this card!


Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Or need help getting any of the products you see here! 

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Thanks for Detailed Hearts

I love a fun die-cut that really packs a punch.  This Detailed Hearts Die does just that!  Those hearts are definitely the star of this card:


Colors: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Seriously the Best
Tools: Detailed Hearts Die, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine

Want to know how I got that background?!  Well...it was so easy!  I started by just sponging some Coastal Cabana ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then splattered it with the same ink & an Aqua Painter.  Next, I die-cut the Coastal Cabana Detailed Hearts, cut out some additional gold glimmer hearts, and then just added that to the background.  I love it! 

This gold greeting isn't so bad either.  Hee.  Yes...you will be seeing a lot of this stamp set...because it's so fabulous.  😀 And having it embossed in gold makes my heart happy, especially paired with the gold glimmer hearts...Swoon!  😍



One more view of the whole card:


I hope you enjoy!  Thanks for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  Would love to help you out! 

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Heart to Heart With Golden Honey...

Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration is going on and one of the FREE items you can earn is the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper!  😍😍😍  I LOVE this paper!  It's Black & White (can never get enough of black & white patterns!) & Gold!  Yes please!  The paper was my starting point for this card.  Since it is a bold paper, I wanted a bold sentiment...enter "Seriously the Best."  This is a stamp set that coordinates with a card kit and I LOVE IT!  The bold sentiments & font are amazing!  Swoon!  💖 Since "bold" seemed to be the theme...I went with some bold flowers from the Heart to Heart Stamp Set in some bold colors as accents.


Colors: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
Ink Pads: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White, Coastal Cabana, Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Heart to Heart, Seriously the Best
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Peaceful Poppies Sequins

Black & white stripe...yes please!  😁😁😁  Love how it makes those fun flowers pop!!


I don't think I'm ever going to get enough of this stripe!  😁


Or get enough gold embossing.  Haha.  Just look how glossy, shiny, GORGEOUS it looks...


Would love to know what you are crushing on in the Sale-A-Bration brochure!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would be happy to help with whatever I could do!

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Heart to Heart...

In the mood for love?!  Well...Stampin' Up!'s Mini Catalog has so many fun things to help you express that!  Have you checked out the Heart Punch Pack! I used one of the heart punches to easily make this card...



Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Ink Pads: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Heart to Heart
Tools: Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder, Heart Punch Pack, Heat Tool
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine
 
The greeting is from the Heart to Heart stamp set...which is one of my favorites!  (Stay tuned for more with this set!  😀)

What do you think about those patterned hearts...all punched from the From My Heart Designer Series Paper?!  I love how easily it was to mix and match and they all look great together!  And I love how punches are so awesome for quick card making!



I hope you enjoy!  Thank so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  And if you need help getting any of these fun products...just let me know! 

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

I Can't Thank Sale-A-Bration Enough!!!!

IT IS SALE-A-BRATION time!!!  Pretty excited about that!  This is THE BEST time of the Stampin' Up! year!  Get FREE stuff with qualifying orders?!  Why YES please!  😊  You can check out the brochure HERE.  (And make sure you follow me because I have LOTS to share using these products.  I LOVE them!!!)

First up...check out these FLOWERS!  You can earn this stamp set AND punch for FREE!!!!  (the leaves are fussy cut, FYI.)  Say WHAT?!  FREE stamps AND a coordinating punch!  (Check out page 12 & 13 in the brochure.)  I made this little pillow box to showcase how fun these flowers are:


Colors: Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black

Ink Pads: Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark

Cardstock/Papers:  Basic Black, Whisper White

Stamps: So Sentimental, Thoughtful Blooms (SAB)

Tools: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Small Bloom Punch

Accessories: Glitter Enamel Dots, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Petal Pink 1/4" Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Kraft Pillow Box
Aren't they cute?!  I love them!!!  Those Glitter Enamel Dots are the perfect little accent to these flowers!  I imagine I will be using these a lot with these cuties. 


I also added some Wink of Stella to the flowers to make them shimmer.  It is so hard to get a good picture of that shimmer, but I tried....


Also...another little tip...I took some Petal Pink ink and an Aqua Painter to lightly color in those flowers...


I hope you enjoy!   Have you made anything with Sale-A-Bration stuff yet?  What is turning out to be your favorite?! Let me know if you have any questions or need help getting anything ordered!

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Sentimental Best Dressed...

Need a quick and easy card?!  Well look no further than the Best Dressed 6"x6" Designer Series Paper and the So Sentimental Bundle!  You can find both of these items in Stampin' Up!'s NEWLY RELEASED Mini Catalog!  The paper is GORGEOUS and is what makes this card so quick!  I LOVE this floral print...


Colors: Pool Party, Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink, Basic Black
Ink Pads: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Pool Party, Basic Black, Best Dressed 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: So Sentimental
Tools: Heat Tool, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Accessories: Linen Thread, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

And then that greeting just pops with the white embossing on black cardstock.  (Would also look great in a more subtle color too!)  I LOVE the stitched border!!!


For a fun touch...I added some glitter with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush!  (One of my VERY favorite things ever!!!)  Look at that shimmer!!!



I hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything or need help getting any of these fun products!  Thanks for visiting!

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Tropical Time With the NEW Mini Catalog!!!

It is here!  It is here!  THE NEW MINI CATALOG  as well as THE NEW SALE-A-BRATION (SAB) BROCHURE have officially begun!  There are FABULOUS fun products in both.  And earn anything in the SAB Brochure for free with qualifying orders!!!

If you know me at all, I am sure you can pick out what some of my faves are.

Yup, you guessed it...THE TIMELESS TROPICAL SUITE!  So of course I can't wait to start sharing stuff I have made with this suite!


Colors: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black

Ink Pads: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark

Cardstock/Papers:  Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Brights 6"x6" Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Timeless Tropical

Tools: Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers

Accessories: Woven Threads Sequin Assortment, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Linen Thread, Bermuda Bay 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon

I love these flowers oh so much!  And I love that I have coordinating die-cuts to cut them out with.  Makes making multiple flowers so easy!  AND...it is even easier when you use the coloring technique for the flowers that I showed in THIS POST.


I love the Melon Mambo/Mango Melody colors on the flowers and how it all pops with this black and white greeting!!!  Swoon! 😍  And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that new Embossing Folder and the little Peekaboo Bermuda Bay Striped Ribbon!



Are you as excited about this Tropical Timeless Suite as I am?!  Hope so!  😀 Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!!


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Heartfelt Valentine...

Valentine's Day is coming!  I have to say, I really love this holiday.  Maybe it's because ALL. THINGS. PINK are 100% accepted with ...