Versatile Best Year Ever Paper

Tonight is a frigid night here in Wisconsin, so I’m at home playing! As promised in my last post, I have two more samples using the 3″x 3″ squares that we cut from a 3″x 12″ piece of the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper. Happy Birthday Card: Cut a…

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Big News Birthday

Birthday cards seem to be the cards I need most often, so I like to keep a variety on hand. Today’s card is an easy (less than 10 minute) card for the Song of My Heart Christmas party Shoe Box Swap. If you’re not familiar with shoe box swaps, basically…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 5

If you’ve just joined this series of Everyday Occasions cards, you can see the 16 cards created from this kit in my previous four posts, beginning Monday, August 18th. Wow! 16 cards PLUS the 10 cards made in the workshop, for 26 cards total, and I STILL have stuff left.…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 4

After the workshop I mentioned on Day 1 of this series, I had 10 card bases left. I made three additional 3”x3” thank you cards to complete the set of 4 small cards yesterday, so now I only have one of the original card bases left. BUT I still have LOTS…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 2

Don’t forget to check the great weekly deals available this week! The links are in the sidebar, or just click the Shop Now button to go to my online store and select Weekly Deals. Yesterday I shared the first four cards I created with the Everyday Occasions kit after my…

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PPA211 Color Challenge

This week there’s another color challenge at the Pals Paper Arts – PPA211! Here is the pretty color combo for the challenge and my card :   The inspiration for my creation was this beautiful card by Lynn on Pinterest. I liked the central butterfly image and the colored square layered…

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Celebrate in June with PPA209!

At our house, June is jam-packed with birthdays, accompanied by an occasional anniversary or graduation celebration or two….or three. Oh, and don’t forget Father’s Day is thrown in there too! All these special occasions have put a serious dent in my card supply! To remedy that I decided to participate in my…

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Retired, Retiring Soon, and Still Here!

It’s that time of year when Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are moving out the old to make room for the new catalog and all its glorious new products! I always feel like I haven’t had quite enough time to play with some of my “old” stamps, paper and accessories, so today’s card…

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Cheery Pink Blossoms

  This week has been all about forgetting winter and anticipating spring! Pick up your favorite floral stamp set and start encouraging those blossoms to spring forth! It’s not too late to get this darling Petite Petals bundle in wood (134821) or clear mount (134822) with the coordinating Petite Petals Punch…

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Birthday Petals

When I think of warmer weather (and who doesn’t dream of warmer weather with the unpredictable winter we’ve had!), the first thing that comes to mind is that my favorite spring flowers will be popping up through the snow, hopefully soon. Since the weather is still snowy/rainy here and the…

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Happenings Simply Created Kits

You can create quick and easy cards using the Stampin’ Up! Happenings Simply Created Kit. It comes with the die cuts, card bases, and envelopes. You just need to add a stamp set, ink and adhesive to get started. Includes pieces for making 15 cards: 15 card bases; 15 envelopes; 15 sheets of…

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Sweet Yummy Birthday

Lots of family birthdays coming up this summer, so here’s an easy sweet birthday card using one of my favorite color combinations: pool party and regal rose. Stamps: Easy Events (123225-retiring soon!) Paper: Whisper White (100730), Regal Rose (126947), Specialty Sweet Shop DSP(Ret), watercolor paper (122959) Ink: Black Stazon (101406)…

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Caught By the Tide

I was fishin’ around in my stamp room the other day, and here’s what I caught: This cute little fish is stamped in soft suede ink on tangerine tango cardstock. The coral was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with sugar & spice embossing powder – LOL – I can smell…

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Repurpose Your Scraps

At one of our Song of My Heart demo team meetings last fall, we made these little treat boxes with the petal card double punch, so I had a LOT of these scraps: I never like to throw paper out, even tiny scraps. After pondering for a short time, I…

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Inspired By the Tide

Recently I’ve been working diligently at using up some retired DSP scraps in order to make room for new stuff! I was inspired by the design of Beth’s Stamp Camp cards but wanted to use this more masculine paper. Here’s my version.   Which color combination do you prefer? Stamp Sets:…

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