Sunday, August 29, 2021

Penguin fun!

Did you know you can get this adorable Penguin Playmates designer series paper FREE in the Sale-a-Bration catalog?  That’s right. Spend $50 and you can choose this paper.  It’s so much fun!  I not only made some Christmas/Holiday cards, I also made my granddaughter’s birthday card with it.



This one starts with a base of Fresh Fressia.  I used Hippo & Friends dies for the sentiment piece.  The sentiment comes from Peaceful Deer from the holiday mini.  I simply fussy cut the penguin from the dsp.  The Subtle Shimmer Sequins are from the mini catalog as well.  I used the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon.  The dsp was cut at  2-1/2” x 5-1/4” and 1-1/2” x 5-1/4” .   I used the same layout with each card.








I used the same layout with each card, but flipped it with this card.  I started with a base of Just Jade and the sentiment was stamped on Soft Seafoam in Just Jade, then cut in little strips.  Isn't the little fox cute?!  








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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Oh my ombre!

When I first saw the Ombre Specialty Paper in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog, I didn't think much of it because the picture doesn't really show it.  When I received it after winning in a prize patrol, I couldn't believe how gorgeous it was!  It's very shimmery and pretty.  It cuts easily and doesn't leave any glitter or residue behind.  You should try it out!  It comes in four colors - Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape and Night of Navy. 

I've seen lots of cards using ombre strips of paper, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I cut the five strips at 1"x 3-1/2" .  I put Stampin' dimensionals on them, mounted on an embossed piece of Basic White (embossed with Tasteful Texture embossing folder) and adhered on a Basic White card base.  Then I cut the leaves from the Artistic Dies, stamped and cut the flower from Artistically Inked bundle, and adhered the leaves and flower.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark on Basic Black and embossed with White embossing powder.  I trimmed it closely and mounted with mini black Stampin' Dimensionals.  Let me know what you think!








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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

My Happiest Season - Pal's Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Happiest Season”. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My favorite season is a close tie between summer and fall.  I love the beach, swimming, flip flops, etc., but the fall is so pretty, especially in New England where I live.  The leaves are just gorgeous!!  So, I made one for each season.  Then I showed my son two cards to choose from for fall (first two).  He and I picked a different one, so I've posted both.  Please let me know your favorite!! 

The first is on a Crumb Cake base, embossed with the Bark folder.  I used my Blender Brushes with Rich Razzleberry, Mango Melody, and Bumblebee.  Then I stamped the trees from Welcoming Woods (Holiday mini catalog).  I mounted it on Rich Razzleberry, added a tag from Tailor Made Tags, and tied some Linen Thread on it.












For this one, I started with a Mango Melody base, used Blending Brushes in Rich Razzleberry, Mango Melody, Bumblebee, and Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is from Welcoming Woods and it was cut with Stitched So Sweetly dies.















For my summer card, I chose Pale Papaya for the base and Flirty Flamingo for the panel. Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Pale Papaya were my blending colors, with a bit of Crumb Cake on the ground.  This sentiment piece is from the Pierced Bloom Dies and I tucked a piece of Fine Art ribbon under it.  If you zoom, you might see the Wink of Stella that is spattered over it.









More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 8th. Our theme will be “Focus on the Sentiment” when our Design Team creates a project showcasing a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Until then, have fun in your craft space.


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Friday, August 06, 2021

Christmas in August?


I love to get a jump on my Christmas cards.  I make about 90, so starting early is a must.  I've been making a few each month.  For this month, I chose the Peaceful Deer bundle from the holiday mini catalog.  I paired it with the Peaceful Prints designer series paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog (Yes, it's FREE).  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Wishes (holiday mini).  I just love this font!  

This bundle comes with a punch and it coordinates with one of the deer in the dsp print.  I love when that happens!  Simply line up the deer and punch.  To get the deer going the opposite way, you can punch a template out of cardstock, line it up on the backside, and punch. 











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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Sweet Strawberries for Pals Blog Hop



Welcome to the Stampin' Pretty Pals' Blog Hop!  This month, the theme is "Wonderful Cards/Projects from the Garden" where our design team shocase projects from things found in a garden, such as flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even a garden scene.  We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them!  as you hop from blog to blog, don't forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you.  Once you finish here, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you "hop" along from Pal to Pal.

Every time I think of strawberries, I chuckle at the way my son used to pronounce them.  He would ask for bob-ninnies.  He loved strawberry milk too (Bobninny milk).  He is now 31 and knows how to say it the right way.  LOL  Great memories!

I used the Sweet Strawberry bundle for my cards.  I started out with a base of Poppy Parade and a piece of Pattern Party paper (2-1/4" x 5-1/2") and matted that on Granny Apple Green (2-1/2" x 5-1/2").  Then I stamped the strawberries in Poppy Parade (outline) and Flirty Flamingo.  I daubered a few with Daffodil Delight just for a shade of color.  The stems were done in Garden Green (outline) and Granny Apple Green.  The flowers were done in Crushed Curry (outline) and Daffodil Delight.  They were all punched with the Strawberry Builder Punch.  I used Hippos & Friends dies for the sentiment.  I popped up a few strawberries for dimension. 




I had a few extra pieces as I always do, so I decided to try a Basic White base to see how it looked.  Let me know which is your favorite!  









More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team, because the Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on August 11th. Our theme will be “My Happiest Season” when our Design Team creates a project showcase projects inspired by their favorite season of the year. Until then, have fun in your craft space.


Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Leah O’Brien at Honeybee Stamping & More
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  14. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  16. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda


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Friday, July 09, 2021

Pierced Blooms

I really love the Pierced Blooms Dies and the Stitched Greenery Die.  The Stitched Greenery is like an embossing folder, but it's a die!  I love the dimension it adds.  

For my first, I used the Stitched Greenery on Granny Apple Green cardstock and matted with Basic Black.  Then I added flowers in Bermuda Bay and Magenta Madness.  There is a strip of Pattern Party behind the panel (1-3/4" x 5-1/2").  I embellished with Basic Rhinestones. I chose a sentiment from Peaceful Moments for the first.  





The second piece of Stitched Greenery was in Basic White.  I used the Blending Brushes with Granny Apple Green to add some color.  I wanted to use leaves in Granny Apple, so I went very light on the blending.  That was matted in Basic Black and another piece of Pattern Party was adhered to the Basic White Cardstock. I used a sentiment from Happy Thoughts which has retired, but you could use just about any sentiment on this card.  Let me know which you like better.  I'd love to hear your opinions!









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Friday, June 25, 2021

Peachy Pie!

I love the Sweet as a Peach bundle!  When I saw the suite, it reminded me of my grandfather.  He always said, "Peachy Pie!"  I started by making one of the cute jam jars.  I covered it with dsp (about 1-3/4" x 8-1/2").  I tied Pale Papaya ribbon around the jar.  Then I stamped the peach with Pale Papaya ink and used a sponge dauber around the edges with Calypso Coral, and die cut it.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Black.  Then the peach was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Easy peasy!  




I ended up making three cards.  The first was on a Basic White base.  The striped dsp was cut at 4 x 5-1/4" and the polka dot dsp was cut at about 1" x 4".  I used the Sweetly Stitched dies and stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz.  The peaches were stamped in Pale Papaya and sponged with a dauber in Calypso Coral.  I adhered one of the peaches on the label and the other was popped with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I tied the same ribbon around the dsp.  Champagne Rhinestones were used to embellish.







The second was on a Basic White base with dsp cut at 4 x 5-1/4".  I added a piece of the striped dsp 2-5/8 x 4-1/2" to make the tag stand out.  The tag was cut with the Tailored Made Tags Dies and I used Seaside Spray by mistake.  It is supposed to be Balmy Blue!  Since there isn't a lot of blue in the dsp, it looks fine. I sponged the small pieces and leaves and die cut them.  I used the same combination as the big peach.  The leaves are Pear Pizzazz.  I added the same ribbon in the tag and tied it with white baker's twine.




For the third card, I decided to use the right color.  My base is Balmy Blue.  The dsp is 3-3/4 x 5" and the tag is Basic White.  I added a striped banner (3/4" x 3-1/2").  I kept the ribbon and twine the same and added some 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.  They are my favorite!!  This time I stamped flowers in the same colors as the peaches.  I popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals and wished I had done the same with the peaches.  




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