One Last Hurrah for this Bird Ballad Trio!

As most of you know, the Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products will be leaving soon, and the new catalog will begin on June 3rd. Before we say goodbye, I want to give you a few more ideas for the beautiful Bird Ballad paper. So today’s post features Get Well, Birthday, and Thinking of You cards, and a few other Last Chance items. Sending Healing Hugs The first card’s sentiment, Sending Healing Hugs, is from the So Sentimental stamp set. Die cut it with the coordinating Stitched So Sweetly dies for a perfect quick label. This bundle is carried over to…

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Beautiful Day

Simple Beautiful Day butterfly card with a large butterfly in black and Calypso Coral with Wink of Stella accents

Beautiful Day is a perfect set for anyone who enjoys coloring! The large butterfly and flower image, shown below, make it easy to add color with Stampin’ Blends, watercoloring, or even colored pencils. There are also two sentiments in the set, and I find myself using the birthday greeting quite often! Today’s card is very simple. First stamp the butterfly in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Petal Pink card stock. Then add color to the butterfly with the light and dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend markers, leaving the Petal Pink to show through in…

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A Little Sparkle

Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut paper and Leave a Little Sparkle greeting.

Are you the type of person who likes to add a little sparkle to each of your projects? If so, the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for you! My favorite sentiment in this set is ‘Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go’. These words are appropriate for cards for so many occasions, including birthdays, weddings, and congratulations! The Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set also has two sentiments for encouragement: ‘Believe’ and ‘Make Your Dreams Come True’. The unicorn, star and flourish images are beautiful when stamped or embossed, with or without added color….

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Clean-Up Project for Your Craft Room

Those of you who know me can guess that a clean-up project for my craft room begins like all my other clean-up projects. Cleaning the liquor cabinet involves drinking the leftover blackberry brandy. Emptying the refrigerator means eating the rhubarb crisp. Tidying up the freezer requires cooking the last three turkey burgers, and so on. So my craft room clean-up project starts with using up the many bits on my table left over from other activities. Clean Up Project Birthday Card I challenge you to use the Label Me Pretty stamp set and coordinating Pretty Label punch, along with your…

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Fabulous at Any Age

Bold butterfly birthday card with the sentiment Fabulous at Any Age

Fabulous at any age is one of the sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, which includes stamps to cover almost every occasion you’ll need! This sentiment is great for cards for friends of all ages, just change the pretty paper to make a variety of cards. Or keep the same paper and design, but change the stamp to create cards for more occasions. Itty Bitty Greetings Here are all the sentiments in the Itty Bitty Greetings set. As you can see, the greetings are very versatile and suit many occasions from anniversaries to birthdays and graduations,…

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Hello Cupcake to Celebrate Your Day!

Hello Cupcake card to Celebrate Your Day. Early Espresso background with Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink layers accented with a pretty cupcake from the Hello Cupcake stamp set.

When you celebrate your day, what could be more sweet and delicious than this cupcake made for you with the Hello Cupcake stamp set? I must admit, I’ve had cupcakes on my mind ever since last weekend when we celebrated my granddaughter’s 5th birthday! She had an awesome tea party with her friends while the grown-ups enjoyed their own special treats! Do you need a special card for someone sweet? Young or old, cupcakes are perfect for the celebration! Supplies for the Hello Cupcake card: Stamp Sets: Hello Cupcake (p-149714)* *Free with $50 (USD) Stampin’ Up! order during Sale-a-Bration, while…

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The Last Broadway Star Hooray – Part 2

After creating the Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin cards I showed you in my last post, there were still a couple of cakes and a LOT of candles left. I was on a roll, and set out to use them up! So I cut one sheet each of Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist card stock to make four more card bases. Lovely Lipstick Cards The two Lovely Lipstick cards bases are cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″. One has a vertical fold & the other has a horizontal one. This is an easy way to change your cards designs just a…

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The Last Broadway Star Hooray – Part 1

On Monday evening, I met up with a couple of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators to make Paper Pumpkin projects. I was excited to get started on the June 2018 Broadway Star kit. It’s full of  bright colors: Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist, combined with black and white, as well as gold foil and sequins. Such a fun combo! Watch this short video to see the contents of the kit.  Between talking (a lot) and stamping (not as much), only the two sample cards from the kit got done! Lemon Lime Twist Cards However, I was up bright and early…

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Gatefold Birthday Cards

A birthday gatefold card with a square die cut. Made using Stampin' Up! Berry Burst cardstock and Naturally Eclectic paper.

Easy Card Fold Alternative – a Gatefold What is a Gatefold Card? A Gatefold card is a simple alternative to a standard card fold. It is a great choice for an invitation, or anytime you want to keep the contents of the card a surprise! Your card base is cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, just like a standard card base. However, instead of scoring it on the long edge at 4-1/4″, you’ll score it at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″, as shown below: Then the side flaps are folded inward on the score lines, so that they meet in the center to…

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March 2016 Paper Pumpkin

Easily Adapt Paper Pumpkin I love my Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kits, but I rarely make all the projects exactly alike. It is so easy to make the pieces provided in the kit uniquely yours by adding a few small touches. The March kit had 4 small gift cards and 4 large gift cards. I made three of the small gift cards and one of the large gift cards following the instructions included in the kit.   Check out this quick Stampin’ Up! video to see how to create these gift card projects. Since I didn’t need all of these…

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Time For Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Trio Punch and Other Weekly Deals Just last week we had a little stamping get-together at my house and we used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch, along with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set to make this cheery birthday card. This week the punch is on sale in the Weekly Deals! So if it’s on your wish list, now is a great time to grab it – and remember it’s still Sale-a-Bration time, until the end of March. That means every $50 order before Tax & Shipping earns you a free product! Weekly Deals We hope you enjoy this week’s…

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Happy Birthday from Paper Pumpkin

Party Mood Balloons and streamers help set a party mood, right? The bright colors of the Stampin’ Up! Cherry on Top paper stack, and the Fringe Scissors create a quick and cheery birthday greeting! To create this card: Start with an 8-1/2″ x 5″ piece of Thick White Cardstock, folded in half. Cut a piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock to 2″ x 4-1/4″ and use your fringe scissors to quickly make a fringed edge, leaving enough solid card stock to adhere it to the card about 2-1/2″ from the bottom edge. Next cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock to…

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Have a Beautiful Birthday

Spring is in the Air In my craft room at least, spring is in the air. We still have snow outside, but the temperature is supposed to reach 60 degrees in a few days, so I have spring fever! Birthday Blossoms for Spring Fever! While flipping through the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog on page 8, I came across this sample and just had to create my own version. The main features I cased were the tag with flowers and stamping background images on the card base. To create this card: Start with an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Tip Top Taupe…

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Shaker Frame Birthday Balloons

Yay – Happy Birthday! We’ve been celebrating lots of birthdays around here lately. So it’s always great to have a few cards ready ahead of time! While cleaning up my stamp room, I ran across a whole package of Stampin’ Up! shaker frames just begging to be used. If you don’t have shaker frames, you could also use some regular Stampin’ Dimensionals around the opening. Dimensional edge pieces work well for this. Start with an 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock, folded in half for the card base. Use the Balloon Framelit and the third smallest Circles Collection…

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Stacked With Love for Birthdays

 Black and White Flower Patch Today I’m moving away from the stencil craze and cleaning up my crafting space. The Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper was still out from making Valentines, so I grabbed a few pieces to create this black and white birthday card. The card base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Crisp Cantaloupe. On top of that I added a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper white card stock. The red patterned piece at the bottom is a 4″ x 2-1/4″ piece cut from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper, and on top of that is a…

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