Reach Out From Home

Just because we are quarantined doesn’t mean we are alone: It’s a blessing that we can talk on the phone or via video and MAIL a card! I challenge you to make and mail a card each day you are stuck at home thanks to Corona Virus!

I chose to combine my card today with a challenge: Why not expand your creativity at the same time you are doing a service?

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Cute sketch from TGIF Challenges, eh? The Peaceful Poppy Suite is the one I chose again because I wanted a card to match the frame I made here…it will be a birthday card and gift for my friend Carolyn!

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It’s going to be perfect and I’m off to package it so it can make it’s way to Canada! IMG_4878-(W)

A Bonanza with the Cutest Buddies!

The Mini Catalog Inspiration

The Birthday Bonanza suite is a wild collection of adorable animals that  bring out the fun in any party

The Bonanza Buddies photopolymer stamp set is filled with lots of layering pieces so you can create lions, toucans and (koala) bears in multiple colors and the coordinating Bonanza Dies make it simple to cut out and build your animal friends to put on cards, tags, and treats!

This sweet and playful card features soft, bright colors and a design that is perfect for a birthday or even a baby shower. The party hat does double-duty as a stamped border for a touch of detail and texture.

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STAMPS: Bonanza Buddies (#151567)

CARDSTOCK: Whisper White (#100730), Pool Party (#122924)

PAPER: None

INK: Flirty Flamingo (#147052), Pumpkin Pie (#147086), Daffodil Delight (#147094), Coastal Cabana (#147097), Gray Granite (#147118), Basic Gray (#149165)

ACCESSORIES: Baker’s Twine Solid Whisper White (#124262), Iridescent Sequin Assortment (#144212)

ADHESIVES: SNAIL (#104331), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)

TOOLS: Bonanza Dies (#151566)

TIPS: Create several cards at once. It doesn’t take much longer and you’ll have extras on hand when you need them!

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Birthday Bonanza Suite

The Gang’s All Meer for Sale-a-Bration

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Sale-a-Bration 2020 is is FULL SWING and today I’m sharing a few projects made with the coolest Kats: The Gang’s All Meer stamp set was the first stamp set I chose for free with my initial S-A-B order! meer.jpg

Yesterday I demonstrated this card on my Lunchtime Crafting Live that happens each Monday on my Creative Juice Facebook Page:

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Isn’t that adorable? And it’s super simple to make.

I though it would also be fun to make a gift pouch from the Stampin’ Up! Pillow Boxes with these cute kats:

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It’s the right size for a gift card and candy bar, or jewelry and other small gifts!

Download the Stand Up Friend Birthday Pouch tutorial here

The Gang’s All Meer stamp set is only available during Sale-a-Bration 2020 and is FREE with a $50 purchase from my Stampin’ Store. There are many options for S-A-B rewards in addition to this stamp set, and remember that they are while supplies last, or until March 31, 2020! It’s the perfect time to stock up on your stamping supplies.

Thanks for visiting and take the time to create something beautiful today!

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French Romance

 

The Mini Catalog Inspiration

Parisian Blossoms Suite

The Parisian Blossoms suite combines glamour, romance, iconic images and thoughtful greetings to create a timeless look that you’ll love for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

The gorgeous Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper, with it’s champagne foil accents, is perfect for floral, romantic, elegant, or shabby chic styles – it’s so fabulous you’ll need 2 packages, one to use and one to hoard!

This suite also includes beautiful accents that carry through the sparkly champagne look with both Champagne Rhinestones and Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

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Parisian Blossoms Suite

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Parisian Beauty (#151466)

INK: Crushed Curry (#147087), Bermuda Bay (#147096), Gorgeous Grape (#147099), Lovely Lipstick (#147140), Basic Gray (#149165)

CARDSTOCK: Gray Granite (#146983), Lovely Lipstick (#146970), Crushed Curry (# 131199), Shimmery White (#101910)

PAPER: None

ACCESSORIES: Metallic Silver Thread (#138402)

ADHESIVES: SNAIL (#104331), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)

TOOLS: Parisian Dies (#151463), Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (#151775), Sponge Daubers (#133773), Bone Folder (#102300), Take Your Pick Tool (#144107)

TIPS: Use the putty tip of the Take Your Pick tool (#144107) to pick up small die cut pieces and place them where you want them.

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SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER VIDEO

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Parisian Blossoms Suite

More Love to Mail

But wait! There’s MORE! Yesterday I shared a Pink/Red/White card (or Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Whisper White), but if you haven’t had time to watch my Lunchtime Live Crafting Videos on Facebook each Monday, you may have missed some of the other Valentine themed projects I’ve been creating from the From My Heart Suite by Stampin’ Up!~ so I thought I’d share some here.

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If you have a hard time choosing which side of your Designer Series Paper to use on a card, make THESE CARDS instead, because you don’t have to choose! You can see one side on the front of the card and enjoy the other side of the DSP on the inside of the card! IMG_4398-(W)

They are simple enough to make with elementary students, too!

A few weeks ago, I demonstrated a few ideas for a party or small gift and made this fun tin with the same suite stuff:IMG_4385-(W)

One thing I really appreciate is that if you LOVE all these coordinating products, Stampin’ Up! has made it very easy to get them all (with a bit of a discount) with just one item from my Stampin’ Store! Of course, you can still pick and choose the products you like best (or order more of the things you LOVE).

Thanks for stopping by and may all the love you send come back to you!

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Heartfelt for Valentine’s Day

Are you ready to spread some love? That was my first thought when I saw the Global Design Project Color Challenge, since those colors just happened to be out on my desk anyway:

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This is the card that was born:

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You may notice an image that isn’t in the Heartfelt stamp set (the heart outline that says “with love”)…that was from the January “I’ll Bee Yours” Paper Pumpkin kit and coordinates with the Heart Punch Bundle, and it felt perfect for the project:IMG_4394-(W)

If you are planning to shoot a few Valentine cards off, you need to get your supplies ordered soon! IMG_4401

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A Beautiful Difference

It only takes one person to make a difference in your life for the better: A mother, a teacher, a friend…any of them could touch you in a way that changes your course in a beautiful way.

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The sentiment on the card I created today for the #TGIFC246 Sketch Challenge could be perfect for anyone who has helped you in your life while they are here are when they are gone:

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The meaning changes with what you add on the inside of the card: Happy Birthday, With Sympathy, Happy Mother’s Day.

Whatever you want to say, this card is a simple way to express your feelings.

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Poppies in Berries

Feeling “berry” pleased to share one of my favorite suites from the new Mini Catalog with you today as I participate in the #tgifc245 color challenge: 245

Truly, I vowed not to buy any more floral stamps when the January-June Mini Catalog was about to be unveiled…and then my willpower flew out the window when I saw the Peaceful Poppies Suite:CM101025B

Yesterday I demonstrated the “spotlighting” technique on my Facebook page during my Monday Lunchtime LIVE Crafting with a different card, but carried the idea into the color challenge today: IMG_4273-(W)

HOW TO: 

  1. Cut two pieces of Very Vanilla card stock, 5″ x 3-3/4″ and 2-1/2″ x 3-5/8″. Layer the smaller one on top of the larger one with a bit of adhesive in the middle to hold together just while stamping the outline images of the poppies using the Rich Razzleberry ink pad.
  2. Remove the smaller layer and color with Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends, then layer together on the card with the largest scalloped die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  3. Emboss your sentiment on a strip of Blackberry card stock for the top and add a few of the coordinating sequins.

It’s really easier than it looks!

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I’ll be back with more poppy-inspired crafts soon, meanwhile, I hope you’ll get your fingers inky, too!

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What’s New: Toile Tidings for Christmas

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This creative group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the globe are back to showcase CHRISTMAS creations and we appreciate you hopping along with us!

A gorgeous crimson cardinal along with the pastoral print of a countryside Christmas combine to make this card a keepsake:

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It’s really a lovely combination when layered on a Soft Seafoam card base, isn’t it? Stampin’ Up! really provides the best coordinating products to help take the guesswork out of your crafting. I used the Toile Christmas stamp set and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, along with the Stitched Nested Label Dies to provide a background for the bird.

To color the cardinal, I simply used the Watercolor Pencils (White and Daffodil Delight) to color the bird after stamping it in black ink. No need to add water, just start coloring lightly and layering the color.

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It’s a simple card to create, and conveys a beautiful wish for a holiday of happiness!

Flutter back to Diane’s blog or fly forward to Brenda’s blog but don’t miss any of the merry crafts we have shared to inspire you to MAKE the season bright!

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Here are the other blogs: Make sure to visit them all!

Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Pia Gerhardt-Scraproomboom
Pat Ertman-Giftedhandsink
Anke Heim – Scraphexe
Judi Anderson – Judistamps

Diane Browning – 24-7 Inkspiration

Loni Spendlove – Creative Juice by Loni

Brenda Copper – Stamping with the Copper Cropper

A Watercolor Rose For Christmas

I’ve been looking for an excuse to try watercoloring on darker paper, and the Global Design Project color challenge #GDP213 gave me the perfect reason to pull out the Aqua Painters!

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This is also a sneak peek at a NEW product suite coming on November 1st and I’m using the “Christmas Rose” stamp set from that breathtaking collection:

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It looks sumptuous, doesn’t it? But it was surprisingly simple! I embossed the outline image on the top and bottom of the Smoky Slate card stock in white, then did a quick watercolor wash with an Aqua Painter and a few drops of Whisper White ink over the places I wanted to color. Once that dried, I picked up the colors with my cleaned Aqua Painter and started to add the color.

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The embossed image helps keep the ink in place and the colors just POPPED off the paper! I practically broke my arm patting myself on the back, it turned out soooo pretty!

After multiple ribbon variations, I settled on a flat “mailing” bow to finish it off, and dressed up the inside of the card like this:

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This is also going to be one of the cards we make at my Christmas Card Class on November 9th in Spanish Fork, UT:  if you register for the class, you’ll find out how easy it really is!