World Cardmaking Day Fall Thank You

I have one last fall leaf card to share with you today for World Cardmaking Day! This one features beautiful copper embossing with the Vintage Leaves and Colorful Seasons stamp sets! Here’s a close-up peek. I must admit that I have not actually SEEN any of these copper-spotted leaves on the ground – lol, though I always look for pretty ones when I walk. I wanted to create the speckled look that I see on many leaves, so I stamped the speckle stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird stamp set in Versamark ink and heat-embossed it with Copper embossing…

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Quick is Good for Thank You Cards!

Make Great Quick Cards with Pretty Paper! Sometimes you just need a quick card to say Thanks! Use your pretty paper and you’re off to a great start. This card uses two colors of cardstock, one piece of pretty paper, and no stamps. Instead, the sentiment is die cut with the Big Shot and Precision Base Plate using the Stampin’ Up! Hello You Thinlits, then attached using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. That’s It! The paper for this card is from Autumn Traditions (retired) in the 2009-2010 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. It’s actually fall paper with leaves, but for some…

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Simple Thank You

Thank You Blossoms and Butterfly I’m rather late to the Lotus Blossom party that took place during Sale-a-Bration LAST YEAR! Nevertheless, I’m having a lot of fun with this three-step stamp!   Ink: Delightful Dijon Hello Honey Mint Macaron Versamark Baked Brown Sugar (retired) Stamps: Butterfly Basics Lotus Blossom (retired)Paper: Mint Macaron cardstock Whisper White cardstock 2015-17 In-Color Envelope Paper Baked Brown Sugar cardstock (retired) Other: White Embossing Powder

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Endless Kindness

Kindness Lotus Blossoms Tip: When you have a stamp set out, use it to make several cards before putting it away again.Here is the second of my Lotus Blossom fever cards. To create this card: Supplies Ink: Perfect Plum Used on Lotus Blossom stamp 1, then stamped off for stamp 2 So Saffron for Lotus Blossom stamp 3 Old Olive for dark center of stem Pear Pizzazz for outer stemPaper:Perfect Plum Cardstock, 1/4″ x 4-1/2″ So Saffron Cardstock, 4-1/2″ x11″, folded in half. Whisper White Cardstock, 3″ x 4-1/2″ Tea for two DSP (retired), 3″ x 5″ Stamps: Lotus Blossom (retired) Punches & Embellishments:…

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A Single Layer Thank You Card

Stencil It Today’s crafting session was all about playing with stencils, ink colors and a stamp that hasn’t seen ink in a while. Here is a fun polka-dot Thank You card – just one layer of card stock and a couple of embellishments. To create this colorful effect, I used a piece of thick whisper white card stock with the dots stencil from the dots and stripes stencil set and some daubers. I taped the stencil and cardstock down with washi tape to keep them from wiggling around while I was working. Beginning at the bottom, the ink colors I used are:…

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Thank You Best Year Ever

Sale-a-Brate with Best Year Ever The 2015 Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration catalog is full of products I love! One of my favorites is the Best Year Ever designer series paper that you can choose as a free product when your order of fabulous products from the Occasions or annual catalogs reaches $50 (before tax & shipping). Today I have a simple cheery Thank You card to share, using Best Year Ever paper with the cute little Petite Petals stamps and punch, and the Cheers To Love stamp set:   Color Combo This paper has a great combination of colors: Calypso Coral,…

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Glittered Greetings Paper Pumpkin Cards

Finally, I had a chance to put together some of my past Paper Pumpkin kits! Today I’m sharing a couple of cards using the March 2014 Glittered Greetings kit. On some I used the wooden elements, and on others, the striped cardstock and the gold glitter dots.   The Season’s Greetings card uses a star and strip of silver glimmer paper, a greeting from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set stamped in Melon Mambo ink, the tree from Scentsational Season stamped in Bermuda Bay and another tree cut with the Holiday Collection Framelits from Winter Frost Designer Series paper and…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 3

Wednesday I shared the second set of samples using the Eveyday Occasions card kit. Today I have four little Thank you cards for samples #9-12. You can see my previous 2 posts for the first eight cards in this series. Card #9: Someone used the scalloped kraft tag in the kit (who could it be??), so I substituted a white one and changed the ink color from Basic Gray to Island Indigo.   Card #10: Here I stamped the Thank you sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes on a banner from the kit, because the Thank You sentiment in the kit…

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Quick Thank You

Hi everyone – Today I’m sharing a quick thank you card which started with trying to use up the Cajun craze scalloped oval embossed with the square lattice embossing folder. I think typing that sentence took longer than making the card – lol! I simply chose the rose image from the Beyond the Garden paper and cut it with the largest oval framelit. Then I embellished it with a ribbon, a few candy dots and added a sentiment. Easy…done! To create your own quick card, here’s a list of the products used: Product List 133454 126983 122342 119684 131298 100730 119855…

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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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Inspired by Stampin’ Success and Perfectly Preserved

Inspired by some cards using the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set, I created this vase of cute flowers on a tablecloth of More Mustard DSP. I really like the color combo of Island Indigo, More Mustard, Old Olive and Raspberry Ripple. Stamps: Perfectly Preserved (126690 W, 126692C) Paper: Naturals Ivory (101849), More Mustard (ret), Island Indigo (122923) cardstock, DSP (ret) Ink: Soft Suede (126978), Old Olive (126953), Island Indigo (126986), Raspberry Ripple(126859), More Mustard(ret) Classic Stampin’ Pads Other: Linen Thread (104199), Petite Curly Label Punch (129405), 3/16″ Corner Punch (119871), Cannery Set Framelits Dies (ret), Early Espresso rbbon (ret)

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