Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 1

About a week ago, I held my first workshop where I used a kit as the creative inspiration and it was loads of fun! Before the group arrived, I opened the Everyday Occasions kit, laid out all the card bases together and displayed the stamps and embellishments from the set. Then I added scissors, adhesive, and the two full size stamp pads that matched the ink spots (Island Indigo and Basic Gray). I also put out the Stampin’ mist and Stampin’ Scrub so they could easily change ink colors whenever they wanted. Once everyone arrived and settled in, I covered…

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You’re One of a Kind

In my last post, I challenged you to change out the paper and ink and create a flowery card for someone special. This is the new version I created in summery colors, using paper from Birthday Basics that has a butterfly-like pattern to it. I love the gumball green and crisp cantaloupe together!  Both cards used a half doily as the background for the sentiment, but they are two different sizes with different lace patterns. Which one is your favorite? Product List A Dozen Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set [131059] Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set [123759] Petite Petals [clear] [133155] Crisp Cantaloupe…

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Glad for flowers and companions

Anytime you’re feeling low, take a walk in a flower garden and it’s sure to brighten your day! There are so many colors and varieties, with fragrances to delight your senses. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot a butterfly fluttering here and there from blossom to blossom! Now go to your crafting space, and create a flowery card for someone you care about. For this card, I used a retired set called Bloomin’ Marvelous because the images fit so well with the Tea for Two designer series paper and the oval framelits, and I love the sentiment. You could easily recreate…

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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 single-sided, printed designer paper backgrounds, 5 ea. of 3 designs; 15 die-cut accents, 5 ea. of 3 designs; 15 Silver Glitter banners; 15 White banners; 15 pieces of Baker’s Twine, 10″ ea.; 15 buttons. Finished card size: 3-1/2″ x 5″. Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Strawberry…

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Another Hummingbird Miracle

Here’s another little hummingbird created from the Sale-a-Bration set called Bloomin’ Marvelous. It uses mostly retired products (Regal Rose and Certainly Celery Cardstock and retired DSP, as well as the Vine Street embossing folder), but the layout could be used with other similar current stamp sets, such as Elements of Style (118611 W, 120645 C) or Wildflower Meadow (129165).  

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Hummingbird Miracles

Here’s a little hummingbird to brighten your day. I love this Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Bloomin’ Marvelous. Too bad Sale-a-Bration ended in March! It’s just starting to feel like spring around here, even though it’s June already:( Hope your day is marvelous!

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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: By the Tide (129120 C, 129117 W), Pretty Petites (retired), Pennant  Parade (122740 W, 122742 C), Tiny Tags Paper: Island Indigo, Naturals Ivory Whisper White, Baja Breeze Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede Embossing Powder: Gold, Irridescent Ice  

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