Friday, December 10, 2021

Honeybee Home - Mini preview

I used the Honeybee Home bundle for this card.  Don't you just love those cute little bees?!  This bundle coordinates so well with the Heart and Home bundle.  They are both in the upcoming spring mini catalog. I CASED the catalog.  They show a beautiful tag which inspired me.  

I changed the color combination by using Misty Moonlight, Basic Gray, So Saffron and Old Olive.  The Misty Moonlight panel was embossed using the Hive 3D embossing folder I used a piece of the pretty dsp from Heart & Home and die cut it with Stitched Rectangles.  I then added one of the Heart & Home doilies, then stamped and die cut flowers and bees.  I put a little bit of color using Stampin' Blends in Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, So Saffron, and the colorless blender.  A piece of the Denim ribbon was tucked under the sentiment piece from Heart & Home.  I finished by added some of the Classic Matte Dots which I love!
















 




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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

FREE Shipping!!!

 Take advantage of this amazing offer!  It’s only for today!!  Free shipping on any $50 order.  Click to shop.  And don’t forget to use this host code to receive a free gift from me!! UC7RKB7U





Friday, November 19, 2021

Heart and Home

I attended the Stampin' Up! OnStage event last weekend.  It was fantastic! I'm so excited about the new spring catalogs and can hardly wait to share with you!  One bundle I was able to order before the event was the Heart and Home bundle.  It's a beautiful stamp and die set. I made this fun fold card with it.  I used the pretty dsp from this bundle, the Tailor Made Tags dies, and a great sentiment set from the annual catalog called Through it Together.  I hope you like it!  

Just a tip, I stamped the flowers in Cinnamon Cider, then used a Stampin' Blend in Pale Papaya after it dried a bit.  You can't color a lot, just very lightly as it can smear the ink.  I had the Cinnamon Cider pieces sitting on my desk so I put them to work as well.  If you need the tutorial for the fold, scroll back a few posts and you will see it.  It's a favorite of mine!


















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Monday, November 15, 2021

Seasonal Sale!

 Stampin' Up! is having a Seasonal Sale on November 16-18.  Time to stock up on the cardstock and any other items you've had on your  wish list!  Check it out here (click on image):









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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A Sale, a sale!!!

For one day only, Stampin' Up! will be having a sale.  It will be on October 20, 12 a.m. to 11:50 p.m. MT.  Just click below to shop!  There are lots of stamps on sale for 15% off while supplies last! 




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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Pals Blog Hop - Fantastic Fun Folds


Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects. 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.

I was excited to participate in this month's Pals Blog Hop when I saw the theme.  I LOVE fun folds! I saw this particular one first on Julie Davison's blog.  I have made so many cards with this fold!

This one is using Beauty of the Earth designer paper. All of the patterns are gorgeous!  A quick tutorial:

Daffodil Delight Cardstock cut at 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (just a panel)
Designer Series Paper cut at 5-1/4" x 11-3/4" (be sure pattern is upright)
Score dsp at:  1-3/4", 4-3/4", 7-3/4" on the short (5-1/4") end
Burnish edges.  The top 1-3/4" will be the back side of the paper.
Adhere the back/bottom onto the cardstock panel.
Cut leaves from Stitched Leaves dies and sponge dauber the edges.
Add a label/tag for sentiment.  I used one from Love of Leaves and cut with Tasteful Label dies.
I added some Gilded Gems for embellishments.
Inside is 2-1/2" x 5"

Let me know if you have questions!







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 November 10th. Our theme will be “Home for the Holidays” when our Design Team creates a project to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Until then, have fun in your craft space.



Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  10. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  11. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Diana Carr at Secret Life of Paper
  14. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Oh, For the Love of Leaves!!!

I LOVE fall and the beautiful leaves we have in New England!  When a friend asked me to make some thank you cards with leaves on them, I jumped in.  I gently cased Livia Lau.  Here are some samples I made with the Love of Leaves bundle.  This is not new, but it's a must have!  I used up whatever cardstock scraps I had for the leaves, then sponge daubered them.  The colors are:  Sahara Sand (base), Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, and Mango Melody.  Some of the backgrounds are made with the Love of Leaves dies (lines) and some with the Timber embossing folder.  










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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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