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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Graduation Cap Curvy Treat Box

Celebrate Grads! Do you have someone in your circle of friends or family who is celebrating a graduation soon? These little boxes are perfect decorations to hold a small treat for the party! They are made with the Stampin’ Up! Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die and the Big Shot. Simply use the die twice to cut two pieces of cardstock in black, or the color of your choice. The stamps used here are from the March 2016 Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kit. Each kit always contains exclusive stamps available only to subscribers, and the March set is perfect for the…

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Graduation Paper Pumpkin

Pocketful of Cheer for Graduation Graduation is a great time of year, and cause for much celebration! I had a few pieces of the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin – Pocketful of Cheer left over, so I used them for one more graduation card. This one is most appropriate for someone who is beginning a career. To create this card: Card base – Coastal Cabana cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ March Paper Pumpkin – Pocketful of Cheer for the graduation cap, green pearls, Bermuda Bay ink, striped cardstock and white square and Hooray Grad! stamp. Coastal Cabana ink Metallic Silver Baker’s twine…

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Shaker Cards For Boys Too!

Baby Boy Congratulations! Today’s card is a slight variation of the Baby Girl Shaker card I showed you yesterday. It omits one layer of cardstock, and the ribbon is near the top of the card, instead of at the bottom. It’s easy to make lots of variations using the same basic design, with different colors, papers, inks, and punches or dies. To create this card: Start with an 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ piece of Crushed Curry cardstock, folded in half. If using ribbon, adhere it to the card base about 2″ from the top of the card. Here I used a…

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Baby Girl Congratulations Card

Congratulations for your Baby Girl! Yesterday I shared a birthday shaker frame card with you, and today I have a quick baby card butterfly shaker. Isn’t that a cute onesie for a new baby girl? To create this card: Start with an 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ piece of Naturals Ivory(shown) or Very Vanilla cardstock, folded in half. Add a 4″x 4″ piece of patterned paper. This sample shows Stampin’ Up! More Amore Designer Series Paper (DSP), which is now retired. Next add a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of coordinating solid color cardstock (Strawberry Slush shown) on top of the DSP. Cut…

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Retirement is Coming!

No, not MY retirement – lol! I can dream, right? Stampin’ Up! is having a retirement sale (Some items at discounts up to 50 percent off retail) to make room for the new catalog items coming in June! Here’s a link to a quick video featuring some of the retiring items:   You can see the full list by clicking the link below and then clicking the Shop Now link: Stampin’ Up Retirement Promotion Stamp sets will be available until May 26; other items are only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. The list is updated daily since some items sell out quickly (some are…

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CASEing is FUN!

If you think you’re not very creative, I’m here to tell you that’s OK! Don’t let that stop you from making something beautiful. To CASE, means to Copy And Share Everything! Stampin’ Up! makes that really easy by providing catalogs (also called Idea Books) full of samples you can recreate exactly as shown, or you can personalize them by changing one or more elements. The GOOD NEWS: Today Stampin’ Up! released the 2015 Occasions catalog, full of fresh ideas for many spring occasions: Valentine’s Day (well, OK – maybe that’s not really a SPRING occasion in WI), Easter, Mother’s Day…

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Busy Pattern Paper Challenge

What do you do with paper that has a really strong pattern and lots of colors like this one? That was the challenge put to the Song Of My Heart Stampers team a few weeks ago. Would you like to see some examples of what they came up with? If not, close your eyes and step away from the computer now, because I’m going to show a few. How about a card border, or a banner? This card uses lots of white space with only a small border of the paper showing. Or maybe you’d like a cute Christmas tree?…

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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. If you’re ready for more, I have the last four cards for you! Card #17: Since I send a lot of birthday cards, I was inspired to make one using the Gumball Green, Pool Party, and Whisper White color scheme from the sample brochure. The Whisper White card stock measures 3”…

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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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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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Bubbles and Cake

What do you do with a small scrap of pink and white striped dsp? Why, you punch circles in different sizes to create a bubbly background for a beautiful cake, of course! The color scheme kinda reminds me of neapolitan ice cream. Yum, ice cream and cake! Stamps: Just Married (129210), Cuddles & Kisses (127314) Paper: Very vanilla (101650), Regal Rose(ret) and Early Espresso (119686) card stock, Brights collection dsp (ret) Ink: Early Espresso (126974) Other: Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Crochet trim Victoria 5/8″ (118481), Basic Pearl Jewels (119247), circle punches: 3/4″ (119873), 1-3/8″(119860), 1/2″ (119869), 3/8″(from Itty Bitty Punch Pack…

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Framed

Rummaging around in my craft room today, I came across these top note remnants from a previous project. Hmmm, what could I do with these? With a quick cut down the middle, the frame was transformed! Add a little DSP, stamp a little, use a couple of framelits and punches, sponge a little, color a little.Then voila … A baby card emerges! Blue and orange might not be traditional baby colors, but I like it! What do you think? One down and only 12-1/2 more frames to repurpose! Stamps: Baby Bundle Paper: Whisper White (100730), Tangerine Tango (111349) and Baja Breeze…

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