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Stampin’ Up! Lemon Lime Twist with Night of Navy!

So surprised that EVERYONE didn’t fall immediately in love with Lemon Lime Twist.  That is the color that excites me of all the new colors!  Here I coupled it with Night of Navy.  Using the pretty matching papers from Eastern Palace Speciality Papers.  Eye catching for sure!  Sorry about the retired Special Reasons flowers but had to use them on this card.  One set that I will not be saying good bye to.  Wish SU had carried it over.

Cardstocks: Night of Navy

Lemon Lime Twist

Tranquil Tide (leaves)

Paper: Eastern Palace Speciality Designer Series Paper

Sentiment: Butterfly Basics stamped in Night of Navy

Oval die cuts: Layering Oval Framelits

Flowers/leaves die cuts: Special Reasons Thinlets

Pearls: Pearl Basic Jewels

 

Delightful Daisy DSP Graduation Gift Check Holder

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted since early April.  Life kinda has a funny way of  happening!  Many family members visiting, and most especially my work.  And then when I had a couple of days off, got my laundry caught up and went to my craft room, I couldn’t think of one single card I wanted to make!  Ever happen to you?  So without cards I had nothing to post about.  I finally gave in and pulled out the card fronts I made for On Stage the first of April.  I have never shown them and I do think they are pretty.  So I will be featuring them over the next few weeks trying to get my posting back on a regular basis I will start by posting just once a week on Saturday.

That said, I did make a couple of new cards recently and will feature those first.  The one I am showing today was a graduation check holder made with the lovely, inspiring Delightful Daisy DSP and the Daisy Punch.

This is the outside, the check I used was a Cashiers Check and it is unusually long- 8 1/2″.  The colors are: Calypso Coral and Old Olive.  See below for the list of supplies that I used on this project.

Here it is without the ‘Belly Band”.

The sentiment is mostly original.  I found the basic sentiment on the internet but was unable to find the author.  I changed quite a bit of it to suit my situation. The sentiment was printed from my computer on Whisper White Card Stock and cut to fit.  The little length of Whisper White at the bottom of the sentiment covers up my personal message and signature.  Forgot to take a picture  before I signed it!

Here are the supplies I used in making this holder.  If you would like the size of the cuts  please email me and I will be happy to send them to you.

HERE ARE THE CUTS: 

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 9″ X  8 1/2″ : Score Longwise: 2 3/4″,  6 3/8″  Fold on these lines

Old Olive Card Stock: Belly Band: 2″ X 8 1/2″ (overlap in back)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ X 8 3/4″

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2″ X 8 3/4″ (top), 2″ X 8 3/4″ ( bottom)

Belly Band DSP: 1 3/4 ” X 8 1/4″

Daisy Punch

Glitter Enamel Dots

Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon

 

 

Beautiful You Birthday Card in Mint Macaron and Soft Sky

I needed something quick, a soft, feminine, lovely looking card for a very sweet future granddaughter-in-law!  This is what I came up with.  When sitting at my desk,  my eyes fell upon the mask from my last post.  I already was pretty sure I wanted to use  Beautiful You Stamp so pulled it out,  and decided to go with Mint Macaron Card Stock layered with Whisper White Card Stock.    The background is the masking technique I described in another post recently.   used sponging with Mint Macaron and Soft Sky Inks.  I then stamped the girl in Basic Black Ink  with the Sentiment also in Basic Black Ink.  These are from the Beautiful  You stamp set.   I tried jewels (diamonds) but they didn’t look right so I added pearls and they were just right.

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The inside was finished by stamping the sentiment from the Stylized Birthday Stamp  in Soft Sky. Quick and easy.  She loved the card!  She says she keeps all my cards and someday will make a display of them.

Be sure to check my blog on Saturday March 4th.  I have a WOW! of a card to show you.  I liked it so much I almost didn’t sent it.

Here are the products I used in making this card.

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Up Up and away Spring is coming! Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron.

I wanted to show more sky and I wanted to feature the Peekaboo Peach with the Mint Macaron.  So here is my offering for today.  I fun fold, and this card was so easy to complete after laying all the pieces out they all fit together perfectly in this little tableau.

The card base is Peekaboo Peach Card Stock cut at 8 1/2 ” X 4 1/4 inches.  Then I folded each side in to meet in the middle by scoring at 2 1/4″ and 6 1/4″ on the long side. Next use a  piece of Carried Away Designer Series Paper (FREE in the Sale A Bration Catalog with a $50 purchase). I used coordinating prints on the top of bottom flap.

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Next I Die cut the balloon in Mint Macaron using the Up and Away Thinlets Die.  I also first laid out the colors I wanted in the order I wanted them on the inside of the balloon.  I sued Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder Card Stock die cutting the strips from the Up And Away Thinlets dies.  Using a silicone sheet and Fine Tip Glue  I carefully glued  all the inside balloon pieces.

I also die cut the little clouds from the same die cut set using Thick Whisper White Card Stock.  The ballon was adhered carefully overlapping just a bit with SNAIL Adhesive.  I then adhered the clouds using Stamping Dimensionals.

The Sentiment is fro the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and stamped on the lower right front in Basic Black Ink.

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The inside was finished by adhereing a piece of the Carried Away DSP to the middle part of the card.  The adhereing a second layer using Whisper White Card Stock.  I stamped the smallest ballon stamp in Peekaboo Peach.  I also finished the back of the balloon by die cutting matching stripes, gluing in place with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and trimming to fit with small paper snips.   img_6058_edited-1

This card is so colorful and cheerful, it would also make a nice get well card with the right sentiment.

Here are the products that I used in this card.
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Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick Just a Note cute card

Oh, this stamp set is sooo cute!  And best of all it is FREE!  If you order $50 or more between now and March 31, 2017,  you may choose a free item from the SALE-A-Bration catalog!  So many to choose from, and this surely must be the cutest in this little catalog.

This little chicken just screams bright colors.  For this card I used Bermuda Bay Card Stock layered with Basic Black Card Stock card base.  The bright yellow of course is Daffodil Delight  Ink and Card Stock. The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp set.   I stamped the little hen using Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White Card Stock.  Using the new Water Color Pencils I used Daffodil Delight, rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay.  Then using an Aquapainter I blended all the colors to get this colorful Hen!  The Bermuda Bay background was first dry embossed using the Seaside Embossing Folder.

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Here is the same hen,  using Melon Mambo Card Stock and Crumb Cake for the background colors.  There are so many combinations that you would use to play with this stamp set.

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The inside of the Bermuda Bay Colorwise, Adorable little greeting chick!

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The inside of the Melon Mambo Colorwise.

The products that I have used in these cards are listed at the end of this blog.

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January 1 – 15 Host Code: 25514140

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017 Occasions Catalog or the 2016-17 Annual Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog is here!!!

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If you haven’t seen the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet, click here or on the image above to go see the PDF version. It’s a fantastic catalog so go take a peek and get your wish list ready!

 

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Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-a-bration has begun! Sale-a-bration is that wonderful time of year where for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those items you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. You earn free Sale-a-bration items on purchases from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Online Store and the Clearance Rack! There is no limit to the number of items that you can earn!

Click here or on the image above to go see the items that you can earn for free with your $50 or greater purchase between January 4 and March 31!  The items that you can earn for free are marked with a little orange hot air balloon with the word “FREE” on it. There are 12 awesome products in the brochure!

 

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Here are the products I used in these cards:
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Sneak Peek!!! Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You Stamp Set in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake

Love, love, love this stamp set!  It will be available for purchase on January 4, 2017!  My daughter in law immediately came to mind when I saw the stamp set, her birthday was the end of November and this is her card.  She is a ballet instructor and past Ballerina with the prestigious Washington Ballet.  My favorite soft colors together are Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake and they just fit with this stamp set.  Watercolor technique was used on her hat and dress.

Here is how I did it.  Base card is Blushing Bride Card Stock layered with Crumb Cake Card Stock.  All corners were rounded using the Project Life Corner Rounder.  Another layer of Blushing Bride and then the top layer is Very Vanilla (for a softer look)!  I stamped the lovely lady using Jet Black Stazon Ink.  When dry using an aqua blender I picked up just a bit of Blushing Bride Ink and filled in the areas of her dress and hat.  I made a mask for her by stamping her twice and fussy cutting her out and holding in place while I stamped the water spatter and puddle.

The water spatter was stamped in Pool Party Ink using the Touches of Texture Stamp set. Then with the Aqua Painter and Pool Party Ink I colored in the pool at her feet.

3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon was adhered just below the picture with glue dots.  Then a short piece of the ribbon was tied in one knot to the left.

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The sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Stazon Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock and die cut using an oval die from the Stitched Framelits set.  The next size oval was die cut from Blushing Bride Card Stock from the Layering Ovals Framelits.

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The inside sentiment was stamped in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla Card Stock  using the sentiment form Better Together Stamp Set.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Hope you are as excited about our new Occassions Catalog as I am.  AND for each order of $50 or more you also get to choose something from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog and there are some really neat things for FREE!

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Pink Flamingoes! and Pop of Pink a Happy Hello Card

This PINK card was so much fun.  To me Flamingoes are kind of corny.  When driving through different neighborhoods in Florida one sees Flamingoes in many yards. I found a pair at a yard sale and put them by our pond just to tease my husband.  I finally got rid of them-they got kind of faded after awhile.

But here is a really pretty Pink Flamingo.  She even has jewels!  Check out her diamond necklace. For the base of this card I used Melon Mambo Card Stock.  Next adhered a layer of Basic Black Card Stock and topped it by placing a layer of Pop of Pink DSP on top.  All layers were adhered using SNAIL adhesive.  The corners were rounded using the Project Life Corner Punch.  Black patterned Washi tape is from Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape.  Next I made a layer of Basic Black Card Stock topped with a Layer of Whisper White Card Stock.  Using the Corner Punch on all corners.  Using Melon Mambo Ink I stamped the Flamingo Image from the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set.  Using the “Hello” sentiment stamp and Melon Mambo Ink I stamped it on Whisper White Card Stock.  The sentiment is from there Pop of Paradise Stamp Set.  Then I chose a  die from the Layered Circles Framelits that just fit the sentiment stamped image.  Choosing the next size up I die cut a circle in Basic Black Ink.  I adhered these two layers together and adhered them to the lower right front of the card  using Stampin Dimensionals.

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The card front was finished by placing Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the neck of the Famingo, above and below the sentiment and on the lower left side.

The inside was finished by layering Basic Black Card Stock and topping it with Whisper White Card Stock. Two rows of contrasting Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape finish the inside.

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Here is a list of the products I used making this card:

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