Archive | June 2016

Stampin ‘ Up! Peekaboo Peach Card highlighting DSP from Playful Palette using Stamped and hand colored images from Sitting Here Stamp Set.

Peekaboo Peach is a perfectly happy, summer color.  Loving the great coordinating Playful Palette DSP Stack (utilizes Blushing Bride for contrasting color)  that coordinates with the peach as well as the very easy to use Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon.  The basic Card is Peekaboo Peach with a layer of Very Vanilla followed by a layer of Playful Palette. The two focal points on the front of the card are made by using the Layering Squares Framelits to die cut the two sizes of squares, one layer is from Blushing Bride Card Stock and topped by Very Vanilla Card Stock.

One square is created by stamping the round cushion stamp from the Sitting Here Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black on Peekaboo Peach Card Stock then die cut with layered circles framelits.  Then hand color in using the coordinating Stampin’ Write Markers: for the round pillow: Emerald Envy and Flaming Flamingo and smudging the edges with Flaming Flamingo using sponge dauber.  The Square Pillow was stamped in Tuxedo Balck on Blushing Bride, hand colored using Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy and slight spots of Peekaboo peach  ”if was then die cut using the Layered Squares Framelilts.  The second picture is Tuxedo

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Stampin’ Up! New Color: Peekaboo Peach is stunning in this cute gift box featuring PlayfulPalette DSP Stack, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon.

Don’t you agree the new colors are yummy?  This little box features Peekaboo Peach and such a lucsious color.  This little box is from Crafty Caroline  Dimensions here at her website:  Her box has a magnetic closure on the front, very easy and it holds a lot.  I didn’t have the smallest size magnets for closure so I used a belly band instead.


The video is easy to follow and the blog gives perfect measurements and directions.  I added the belly band in Peekaboo Peach Card Stock and adhered a  piece of Playful Palette DSP to the center on top.  I then wrapped a length of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon around the long side and tied in middle leaving ends of ribbon about 1 1/2 inches long.  Then tied a bow on top of the knot.

The tag is made by first stamping in Peekaboo Peach on Very Vanilla Card Stock  with the sentiment from Gift of Love Stamp Set(Free Hostess Gift!! with $150 or more order).  Then die cutting the stamped sentiment using a framelit from the Tags and Labels Framelits Set.  Choose a tag that the Label fits on and die cut it in Peekaboo Peach Card Stock and adhere.  (At the same time as die cutting the tag place the top hole die within the Tag die and cut both together  Using a length of linen thread tie the tag to the ribbons already on the box.



This box measures 4″ X 5″ X 1″ Deep.  There is lots of room to put all kinds of goodies in.  This had a large Keychain with large fob, Small Bath and Body Hand Sanitizer and several pieces of candy as a special gift for our Nursing Assistants several weeks ago during their national week.

Here is a side view without the ribbons and belly band. IMG_0330_edited-1-1

And here is an example  of the box in Sweet Sugarplum.



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Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride Card Stock used for Scrapbook page and Playful Palette DSP for accents.

Okay, today’s post is fun, time intensive and completed.  My history:  About 11 years ago I decided to make a scrapbook for a very special grandson.  He was a home birth, parents had been married 4 years, and had been together over 8 years. Needless to say we were so excited that they were finally going to start a family. Also my son loves photography and we all knew that we would have some really super pictures of the little one.  So I decided to dip my finger into scrapbooking.  I started keeping lots of pictures on my computer and vowing to start the scrapbook any day.  Well, as so often happens he was approaching one year old in one month; YIKES!  No scrapbook started.  I won’t go into the details but one new printer, $300+ and much hair missing (from me pulling it out-LOL) I finished it.  I loved it!  Hated to give it to his mom for his first birthday.  Wish I had made two.

That was my first scrapbook.   As a ‘pink lady’ hospital volunteer I later made two yearly scrapbooks  for our unit, winning a regional place one year.  AND that was the end of my traditional  scrapbooking. A couple of years ago I created four similar Project Life Scrapbooks.  I will post one of those sometime soon.

This is one page, that is all I am making!!!!  But it is so cute and fun to make, I might, just might consider making another scrapbook.  Think if I do I will keep it for me.


This page came about so: My granddaughter Sylvie was turning 8,  she loves drawing and has done some Stampin’ Up! Projects with me in the past.   I asked her cousin (who is an artist) what to give a budding 8 year old artist.  She gave me some good ideas for supplies, Amazon came through and I put the supplies into an artist bin with a handle so that she could keep all her supplies together with her new Sketch book.

While thinking of a card I came across the drawings done by Sylvie over the past year.  That is when I decided to do a Stampin’ Up! Scrapbook page.  Here is how I did it. The base is a 12 X 12 Blushing Bride Card Stock, each individual piece is from the Playful Palette DSP Stack.  I used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut the two smaller photographs and the Frames.  The Art work on this is  copied and reduced in size to fit the area.  For the layout I chose these pictures I wanted to use  and arranged them slightly, then placed the two larger drawings to fit with the other photographs.

Starting at the left upper corner, drawing matted on Basic Black Yardstick and then Playful Palette DSP Stack.  Celebrate You Sentiment was stamped in Blushing Bride on Very Vanilla Yardstick using the Suite Sayings Stamp Set.  The picture is adhered to a layer of the new color Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock cut 1/4″ larger than picture.  The other two pictures were die cut from  one of the scalloped Layering Squares Framelits.  This is layered with die cut in straight edge using Layering Squares Framelits die.  Attached to the photograph is an easel completed thus:  Very Vanilla Card Stock was first stamped using the smudge stamp set  from the Work of Art Stamp Set and Sweet Sugar Plum.  Then  stamping  with Tuxedo Black using the words from the stamp set Work of Art and heat embossing them.  Carefully try different size frames from the Layering Squares stamp set until you have two layers that are  1/4″ Frame  .  Using Basic Black Ink Stamp the easel from the Playful Pallete Stamp Set and heat emboss all.

The “award” ribbon is in Sweet Sugar Plm with Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the center.

Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set, stamped in Blushing Bride Ink  and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  It is die cut from the Tags and Labels Framelit set using two dies with 1/8″ frame.  The number “8” was die cut from the Large Numbers Framelit Set.  The sentiment is stamped in Blushing Bride with stamps for the Number of Years Stamp Set.  A hole was punch in the end and hung right where were are eating.

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Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Regals DSP Paper Stack, Bold Butterfly Framelits create this Inspirational Card.

Sadly one of my coworkers received the diagnosis of Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer last week.  I was devastated as many were.  She is 41 years old, a beautiful woman inside and out!  I have known her for almost 20 years.  I wanted to create a very special card, (she has always appreciated all the little Stampin’ Up! goodies that I have made over the years) just for her.  I also wanted it to be bright, cheerful and full of hope.  I think this card meets all those requirements.

The design of the card is an easel card, I have never made one of these before and after searching found this card in Splitcoast Stampers Tutorials.  Here is the link: Center Step Fold Card, both tutorial and a You Tube Video.  Easy to follow.  

This was super easy to follow her directions, and they are printable as well.  First I had to decide on two coordinating papers, so I choose the Crushed Curry color from the Regals  DSP Paper Stack.  These are my go to papers ( they come in Regals, Brights, Subtles, Neutrals and 2016-2017 color stacks).  So handy to have one of each.  There are four designs and four sheets of each color in the stack.   In this card I utilized three of the four designs-I’m counting the envelope as the third.   Following the directions in the You Tube Video I carefully cut and scored a 12 X 12 sheet of Crushed Curry Card Stock. (must use 12 X 12 sheet for this one).  Then measuring each side I cut two pieces of the Script DSP Paper and adhered to each side  using SNAIL.  Measuring the front I carefully cut and adhered a piece of the Flowery DSP  pattern paper.  ]]

The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set,  after dusting well with the Embossing Buddy I stamped it on  Very Vanilla using Chocolate Chip Ink.  Then quickly dusting it with Stampin’ Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossing it.

I chose a Scalloped Frame from the Layering Squares Framelits that is close to the size of the sentiment. Then using the sponge daubers and Crushed Curry Ink Pad I smudged the edges all around to give the sentiment a ‘stand out’ appearance.  Then I die cut the next size up of scalloped Layering Squares Framelits  from Crushed Curry Card Stock.  Using the Sponge Daubers again I finished the edge the same way with Crushed Curry Ink.  I then adhered the Very Vanilla Card Stock to the Crushed Curry layer and adhered the finished unit to the middle of the front of the step card using Stampin’ Dimensions to give it a bit of a “lift”.

To finish the front of the card I die cut a butter fly using the Bold Butterfly die in Crushed Curry Card Stock and smudging it all over with the Sponge Dauber and Crushed Curry Ink Pad.  The Flower is made by using the Blossom Bunch Punch in  Crushed Curry Card Stock.  The flower was again smudged as above using the Sponge Daubers and Crushed Curry Ink Pad.  The petals of the flower  were slightly curved outward using the larger end of the Scoring Tool on the foam pad that comes with the die brush.   The butterfly and the flower are finished with pearls from the Pearls Basic Jewels.


The side is finished stamping the sentiment from Rose Wonder in Crushed Curry on Very Vanilla Card Stock sponge daubing all around outside using Crushed Curry Ink.  The butterfly is two  layers.  Using  one of the coordinating DSP die cut the bottom butterfly using the Butterflies Thinlits smallest butterfly die.  Then die cut one butterfly using the Bold Butterfly die and adhere to the first butterfly die cut.  Adhere both carefully to the back ground lower left corner.  Adhere this panel to the card using SNAIL.


The envelope is using the Envelope Punch Board and coordinating paper from the DSP Stack.  Last, stamp the larger flower from the Grateful Bunch Flower Stamp Set using Crushed Curry Ink Pad.

Here is a list of the Stampin’ Up! products I used in this card:

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Thank You Card with die cut Thanks in Night of Navy, Very Vanilla and Daffodil Delight with Punched Butterflies, Quick and Easy!

And here is a really Quick and  Easy Card!  I love the bright colors, theDSP that lends itself to these bright colors and, when taken out of an envelope will bring smiles to anyone’s face.

The card base is Very Vanilla layered with Night of Navy. The front is created by layering Daffodil Delight Card  Stock on the Night of Navy Card stock  using Snail Adhesive.  Cut a piece of Affectionately Yours DSP 3/4″ less than the Daffodil Delight Card Stock.  Adhere to Daffodil Delight Card Stock using Snail Adhesive.   Then die cut  “thanks’ from Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight Card Stock using the “Hello You” Thinlets die.  Carefully adhere the two layers of Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight die cuts using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Then adhere to the front of the card at a ‘jaunty’ angle.

Using the Elegant Butterfly punch and Daffodil Delight punch two butterflies (one will be used inside the card-lay aside).  Then using the Affectionately Yours DSP and the Bitty Butterfly Punch, punch two butterflies. Using the  Fine Tip Glue Pen adhere the butterflies together.


For the inside Adhere a layer of Night of Navy on the Very Vanilla and then a layer of Very Vanilla.  Using the Smudge Stamp from Work of Art Stamp Set and Night of Navy Ink Pad, stamp off one time and then stamp on the top left corner allowing room to adhere the butterfly (Elegant Butterfly Punch and Bitty Butterfly Punch layered).  Quick and easy-a card anyone one would proud to receive.


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Stampin’ Up! Peekaboo Peach Card Stock and Ruched Ribbon are bright and cheerful for a summer birthday card featuring the sentiment form Pair’s Palette Stamp Set and Playful Palette DSP Paper Stack with the layering squares dies cuts.

Peekaboo Peach is such a stunning color.  Coupled with Peekaboo Peach Stamp Pad, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon all spotlight the sentiment in Sweet Sugar Plum!  The base for this card is Peekaboo Peach layered with Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The Very Vanilla Card Stock is stamped with a smudge stamp from the Painter’s  Palette Stamp Set  in Peekabook peach.   The Playful Palette DSP is cut at an angle, layered just so and a piece of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon diagonally across the corner on the right had side of the card.  The Sentiment is stamped in Sweet Sugar plum  from the Painter’s Palette Stamp Set.

The sentiment is first stamped on Very Vanilla in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The carefully centering the sentiment on the paper and using one of the correct sizes for the sentiment from the Layered Squares Framelits.  I then adhered the completed sentiment onto the front of the card using Stampin’  Dimensionals.


The inside is again layered with Peekabook Peach layer and topped with Very Vanilla Card Stock.  Die Cutting two pieces out of the Playful Palette’s DSP using the layering Squares Die.  Then cutting one piece using layering Squares die and Peekaboo Peach ink.



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Stampin’ Up! Dapper Denim coordinating products of Card Stock, Stamp Pad, Ink Refill and Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon and Swirly Bird Birthday Card also using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlets Dies.

Hello from just north of Anchorage, AK.  It is so wonderful, 50 this AM and now in the 60’s which will be close to the high for the next few days.  Getting use to this really dry air is rather difficult considering that when I left GA the humidity was always somewhere between 80 and 100%!  Loving being here with grands and great grands.  I am missing my stamping room, I mean to bring some of the kits with me to do with my granddaughter but in the end opted for lighter weighing luggage. If I had thought ahead I would have mailed to her ahead of time.  Oh, well, next time.

I am in the process of making  another huge order.  My wish list???  Impossible.

Okay, so I finally broke down and ordered the Swirly Bird Stamp Set Bundle.  When I first saw this set I thought, not for me.  However, I kept seeing cards made with this cute little bird and his swirly nest  and so had to give it a try.

This card turned out so cute.  I love the contrasting colors of Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla. The card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock  with a layer of Dapper Denim Card Stock peeking through the edges.  Then cutting another layer of Very Vanilla Card Stock just 1/4″ smaller on all sides I spritzed it with the Stampin Spritzer ( get two bottles for one order).  These Spritzers are so much fun to play with, I put about 1/2″ of water with several drops of the ink refill, and spritz away.  When finished I just fill with plain water, spritz a few times into the sink until the color is gone and put away until the next time.  I love the random look of this background and it gives the card another dimension.

Next I adhered a piece of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon on the left side of the card and glued the ends down on the reverse side.  I then added a small piece of ribbon tied one time.  Using the Big Shot I die cut the larger Swirl in Dapper Denim and adhered it using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Next I stamped the smaller Swirly next in Dapper Denim several times on the lower right side. using the Banners Framelits set I choose a medium Framlet for the Dapper Denim  Card Stock and the  next size down in Very Vanilla.  I used the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set in Dapper Dan, then heat embossed using the  Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder. I added just one Dapper Denim Enamel dot.

The little bird is from the Swirly Bird Stamp Set stamped in two colors, Daffodil Delight and over stamped using Crushed Curry.


The inside is layered Very Vanilla Card Stock with Dapper Denim Card stock and topped with Very Vanilla Card Stock.  I stamped three times using the small circles from the Swirly Bird Stamp set i Dapper Denim.  The little bird was again stamped as on the front using Daffodil Delight and over stamping with Crushed Curry.   Hope you like today’s card, and now I am sold on Swirly Birds!!!

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