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Stampin’ Up! My Meadow

March 9, 2020

A super quick and easy card for you today using the Stampin’ Up! My Meadow Stamp Set.

I love scene building stamp sets. There is no limit to what you can do…and if you are stumped…look to the Mini Catalog or Pinterest to get inspired! This simple scene was easy to picture in my head and put to paper. I am looking forward to making some more beautiful scenes with this set. Take a look at all the images to work with in creating a lovely card.

Here are some sample cards from the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog:

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Stampin’ Up! Rise and Shine with Cup of Cheer Dies

February 26, 2020

Oh, I just love this fund fold! I think it is called a Cascade Fun Fold.

Not hard to do at all…just watch this video:

The Rise and Shine Stamp Set will be available March 3 as a Sale-a-bration Gift with $100 purchase!

I made one card with the coffee drinker in mind.
(dang, why do I have a tea bag on the front, then? OMGosh!)

Now, close your eyes and imagine the cup without the tea bag (says Cindy laughing.)

But then, I am known to start with one and go to the other…
so maybe that’s what I was thinking?!?

I made another card with a tea bag inside a 3″ x 3″ envelope for the tea drinker.
Now, this is totally a tea card:)

How exciting that Sale-a-bration is in full swing…and NEW items are coming on March 3!

 

 

Measurements:
Basic Black Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 12″ cut as shown in video
From the Heart DSP: 3-3/4″ x 8″ cut as shown in video
Whisper White inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Scraps for Cup, tea bag tag, and Circles on front

 

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2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch
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Real Red Stampin' Write Marker

Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
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Stampin’ Up! Under my Umbrella with Pleased as Punch DSP Sale-a-bration Coordination coming on Feb. 4th!

February 3, 2020

Oh my, the Stampin’ Up! Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper available tomorrow- February 4th -with Sale-a-bration Coordination is so cool!

I used the umbrella patterned paper on this card with the Under my Umbrella Bundle. There are 12 pieces of 12″ x 12″ paper in the Pleased as Punch DSP- 3 coordinate with the Umbrella Builder Punch, 3 with the Heart Punch Pack, 3 with the Tulip Builder Punch, and 3 with the Sale-a-bration offering Small Bloom Punch. And, of course, each piece has a great pattern on the back, too!

The Under My Umbrella Bundle includes the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and the Umbrella Builder Punch. Line art images are fun to color and easy to customize for any occasion. The greetings in the stamp set work perfectly for thinking of you, sending love, wedding, or baby projects. Stamp the raindrop or flower images repeatedly to create backgrounds. You can also use them to decorate the umbrellas or the rain galoshes.

I paper-pieced my galoshes on the inside of the card with a pattern on the back of the Small Blooms pattern in the Pleased as Punch DSP. Just stamp the image of the galoshes on the Whisper White card base and then stamp the image on a scrap of the DSP. Fussy cut the galoshes along the stamped lines on the image and pop it on the image you stamped on the card base. I love how it is so easy because if you “cut outside or inside” the lines, it all works out when it is placed on the stamped image:)

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Stampin’ Up! Parisian Beauty Bundle

January 20, 2020

I had a fun day yesterday at my friend Ann Hillery’s home. She hosted a shoebox swap for demonstrators to share ideas. We each brought a finished card and kits for others to make the same card. We went from one table seat to another table seat working on the cards. Everything was die cut for us- we just stamp, color, assemble. It is always a great time, and the three soups made by Ann and Linda Briel along with salad and pumpkin bundlt cake and raspberry crumb bars for lunch were delicious!  My friend Patti Sharkey had this Parisian Beauty for us to make:

I love all the patterns in the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper
but the script is especially striking in the champagne metallic against the Petal Pink background. Tip: Using a 3″ x 4″ piece of the luxurious paper not only makes a statement but also stretches your paper to get 12 pieces from a 12″ x 12″ piece.


The black Eiffel Tower really pops off the card. There is not a die for the flower so I did have to fussy cut the flowers but I did it with minimal whining…

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Stampin’ Up Flourishing Phrases with Hand Lettered Prose Dies

August 3, 2019

My daughter asked me for a card that was like “sending a hug” in the mail.
So…I did exactly what she asked me in the half hour before she wanted to pick it up…

When I made it, I die cut the hugs with the Hand Lettered Prose Dies and laid them on the panel I stamped with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. It was too flat so I thought of little pieces of dimensionals but that would be tedious and not very stable. So I put the die cut letters on some white fun foam I had. I just die cut the hugs out of the fun foam, used Tombow glue to attatch the DSP hugs, and then glued them to the panel:) It looks so good! Now, if Stampin’ Up had sheets of dimensionals we could cut out shapes…that would be awesome!

I forgot to snap a pic of the inside…a simple repeat of the flourish in the lower right corner:)

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