Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Grapefruit Grove Birthday...

Where do you get your inspiration for your paper crafting projects?!  The card I am sharing today--I found a similar one on a Pinterest board and just had to make one like it.  So first up, here is my card:


ColorsGray Granite, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Grapefruit Grove, Watercolor Paper, In Color 2018-2020 Designer Series Paper Pack
Stamps: Perennial Birthday
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Metallic Pearls

What do you think?!  I pretty much love this card.  It's a fun layout you could use a million times over!

Secondly...I want to share the Pinterest board where I found this card layout!  It's actually a Stampin' Up! board, and the card was designed by one of Stampin' Up's! Concept Artists!!!  CLICK HERE to see the board and find the card I CASE'd!  (Copy & Share Everything)

Here are a few pics of the details:




The flowers were fun to just stamp and then watercolor with a blender pens and ink.  I wanted the messy look, but you could be much cleaner if you wanted.  😀

One last look at the card...


What do you think?  I hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!
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Monday, July 16, 2018

July Club Project: Follow Your Dream Photo Hanging...

So I shared the card we made at club last week in THIS POST.  Well, now do you want to see what project we made?!  😀 (We always do a card and a 3D item.) Well I hope so, because I want to show you!!

I am kind of in love with this fun home decor photo hanging...


ColorsGray Granite, Coastal Cabana, Petal Pink, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Coastal Cabana, Petal Pink, Basic Black, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Pack
Stamps: Follow Your Dreams
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Labels Framelits, Chase Your Dreams Framelits
Accessories: Silver & Petal Pink Baker's Twine, Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon

The "Follow Your Dream" bundle is truly one of my favorites.  It has fun dies and stamps that are so fun to use!!!  And, of course, my fave part about this project is the cute picture of my cute girls.  😍  However...this little focal point sure is adorable...


The photo hanging is 5"x7", and it's just covered chipboard.  We covered it with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (ON SALE THIS MONTH!!!) that I had just cut into 2" strips.

***IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE FREE SUPPLIES TO MAKE MY CLUB PROJECTS--AND PDF INSTRUCTIONS SHEETS--EACH MONTH...JUST CONTACT ME TO ASK ME HOW TO JOIN MY CLUB!!!  You just have to live in the United States!!!***

Look how cute this paper is!!!!


I hope you enjoy this project!  Let me know if you have any questions!!!  Thanks so much for visiting!!

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Friday, July 13, 2018

July Club Card...Petal Palette Twinkle:

Did you see that Stampin' Up! has a fun promotion going on this month?! 

I love this sale!  😍  Such a fun time to snag some amazing papers!  And man!  There are some beauties!  One of my favorite is the "Twinkle Twinkle" pack.  It's baby themed, but not really.  The patterns are such fun colors that can be use for so many occasions.

Here is the card we made with this paper:


Colors: Pool Party, Night of Navy, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party, Vellum Cardstock, Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Petal Palette
Tools: 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Leaf Punch
Accessories: Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Silver Twine

Isn't this fun?!  I kinda love the layout...you could do so many things with this layout.


Love the "Petal Palette" stamp set.  So many fun greetings and images!!! 💖💖💖

And this Mini Ruffled Ribbon is so beautiful.  I'm in love!  😍

What do you think?!  I hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions!



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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Lovely Lipstick Envelope Box...

What is your favorite stamp set?!  One of my very favorite stamp sets may be surprising.  It is the "Wood Words" stamp set.  It has a little of everything...fun greetings, images that can be used for any occasion, background, focal point stamps, etc.  So I seem to grab for this stamp set a lot and just LOVE it!  The project I'm sharing today--I used the stamps for a quick, fun & simple box...



Colors: Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Pool Party, Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Wood Words
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Envelope Punch Board
Accessories: Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Pearlized Doilies

This box was actually made with the Envelope Punch Board.  It is a simple box to make...just a few additional score lines from making an envelope and you have this box!


So fun, huh?!  The belly band just slides off so the recipient can open it up easily!


I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this floral image!  I have used it as a background a lot, but here it became the focal point!


So what do you think?!  What stamp set do you love that may be surprising to others?!  Oh!  And here is a pic of all the images in this stamp set, in case you aren't familiar with it. 

If you don't have this set already, you kinda need it.  😀  Let me know if you need help getting it! 

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

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Blueberry Dreams...

Do you dream in color?!  How about in the new Blueberry Bushel color?  😂  Because I feel like I have been lately. Hee.

I truly love this color.  Such a fun navy tone.  Look how beautiful it is when paired with Flirty Flamingo...


ColorsWhisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Blueberry Bushel, Basic Black
Stamps: Follow Your Dreams
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Chase Your Dreams Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Heat Gun
Accessories: Black Mini Sequin Trim, Calypso Coral 1/4" Ombre Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

Just love all the layers...


And not to mention the little paper clip...


I hope you enjoy this fun gift packaging!  I pretty much love it.  I'm thinking about giving it to my daughter with a little something in it the day before she starts Junior High in August.  

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


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Monday, July 9, 2018

Lovely Impressions Butterfly Home Decor...

Who is ready to see another project made with one of this years NEW In Colors?!  How about a fun Home Decor piece?!  Well hope you're ready to see, because I'm ready to share 😀 ...



ColorsWhisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Basic Black, In Color 2018-2020 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: NONE!
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Labels Framelit, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Bone Folder
Accessories: Gold Thread, Gold Faceted Gems

This project came together quite quick, but I think this butterfly really packs a punch.  I cut out a few layers and just adhered them together in the center...


If you curl the wings slightly with a bone folder (be careful so you don't rip them!)...it gives such a fun dimension!  Always fun to see what you can do with paper!!

Check out the fun details...



What do you think?!  Would be fun to make one of these in any color, but I am really swooning over this Lovely Lipstick color!!!!  What is your favorite new In Color?!?!?



Let me know if you have any questions!  Thank you so much for visiting!!!

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Friday, July 6, 2018

TGIF Challenge 167: All About Color!!!

I have to admit, I LOVE a good Color Challenge.  I am all about color, so it's fun to try new combos that you maybe wouldn't normally put together.  This weeks' TGIF Challenge is a fun and summery color combo that I know you will love!!!  First, here is the card I made for the challenge:


ColorsWhisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove
Cardstock/Papers Lemon Lime Twist, Shimmery White, Vellum Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Follow Your Dreams
Tools: Big Shot, Chase Your Dreams Framelits, Starburst Punch, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Iridescent Sequin Assortment

And here is the official color challenge graphic:


HOW MUCH FUN ARE THESE COLORS??!?!?!?!?   (I did add the Night of Navy spritz splatter, FYI.)


You can't fully see in the photo, but the "dream" is cut from Shimmery White cardstock.  So it shimmers in real life!  😍

What do you think about the watercoloring?  To get this colorful wash, I spritzed the Watercolor Paper with water first then just dropped a drop of Pineapple Punch ink from the reinker bottle right onto the paper.  Smear that around with an Aqua Painter, then repeat with the Grapefruit Grove color.  So much fun and gets you a pretty vibrant color...


All in all, I kinda want to make this card with lots of different stamp sets and die-cuts.  What do you think?!  I hope you enjoy!  Now it's your turn!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  I can't wait to see what you make!!!

Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks so much for visiting!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Pineapple Punch Wishes...

Have a quick and easy card to share...but it's full of textures.  Love that!  AND...using the FABULOUS new In Color, Pineapple Punch!!  LOVE this yellow!!! 


ColorsWhisper White, Pineapple Punch, Gray Granite, Pool Party, Highland Heather
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Pool Party, Highland Heather
Stamps: Dandelion Wishes
Tools: Big Shot,Subtle Embossing Folder, Everyday Label Punch
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine
 
This is a fun new stamp set called, "Dandelion Wishes".  I LOVE this stamp set!  Just a few simple stamps, a fun punched greeting, some punched vellum accents, & a few accessories are all this card needs! 



And can we talk about the new "Subtle" Embossing Folder for a second?!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the subtle texture this adds...


All in all...I think this card could for sure brighten someone's day.  I need to get some of these in the mail!


Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Grapefruit Grove Sweetness...

Want to see some fabulous-ness with another new Stampin' Up! In Color?!  Yay!  I want to show you!  😀  The color I used for this just treat holder is Grapefruit Grove.  It's a beautiful peachy color.  Check it out...


ColorsWhisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Mint Macaron
Cardstock/Papers Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Whisper White,
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Detailed With Love, Birthday Banners
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Detailed Trio Punch
Accessories: Nature's Twine, Gold Thread, 6x8 Cello Bag
 
And I used one of my FAVORITE items on this tag...the "Stitched Labels" framelits.  😍  I've used this label like 100 times already.  It is SUCH a fun shape! Here it is up-close:


Isn't it so much fun!  And I just tied it onto a 6x8 cello bag.  Makes a perfectly cute and fun treat holder!!  And can we also talk about how FABULOUS the new Gray Granite color is...oh man!!! Major swooning!!!  😍😍😍


I also love the little paper ribbon behind the greeting.  I just snipped both ends of a strip of Designer Paper into banner ends.  Then folded it into ribbon shape.  So fun! 


The new Detailed Trio Punch is so fun also!  I used all three punches for this one tag...it rounds corners, punches that fun detailed image on the side, and then also punched the middle piece for ribbon.  💓

I hope you enjoy this fun project!  Let me know if you have any questions! 

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Call Me Clover Meets Tropical Chic...

Have another fun In Color project for you! This time, I wanted to share a card I made with the fun Call Me Clover!!  What do you think about this green?!  Personally...I pretty much love it! 😀 I also am using my FAVORITE stamp set: "Tropical Chic".  What do you think about these two together?!



ColorsWhisper White, Call Me Clover, Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral
Cardstock/Papers Call Me Clover (card base), Whisper White, In Color 2018-2020 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, 2018-2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips

I love the simplicity of this layout.  I will use this one a lot.  I actually got the idea for the layout from a card that a Stampin' Up! concept artist made.  It is on the Stampin' Up! Pinterest Color board.  You can check out that card HERE.  So fun! And what I always tell people...you don't have to "start from scratch" with your projects.  There is SOOOOO much inspiration out there--use it!  😁

Here are a few more photos of this card...




What do you think?!  That splash of sequins on there is one of my fave elements.  Kinda obsessed with splatters of sequins.  Haha. Do you use them?!  

And here is just one more shot of this fun card...


You could really use this card for any occasion...that greeting could be swapped out for anything!  So use this as your inspiration today--if you need some--and go create!  💓  It does a soul some good.

Thanks for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  Hope you enjoy this card!

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Grapefruit Grove Birthday...

Where do you get your inspiration for your paper crafting projects?!  The card I am sharing today--I found a similar one on a Pinterest boar...