Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts

Today’s card features the gorgeous Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalog. One side of each sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper has silver accents, which is so pretty in person, and the other side has colorful printed images.

I used the stamp set Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts for the sentiment using a Marina Mist stamp pad. I tend to use Memento Black Ink for my sentiments but thought the Marina Mist added a bit of softness to the card.  The sentiment was cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits  which gives the look of stitching around the oval.  It sits on top of a Calypso Coral scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  These two sets coordinate beautifully together! For an extra pop of color, I finished the card by adding three Subtles Enamel Shapes.  These shapes are sold by color family and Marina Mist is part of the Subtles collection.

Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts, stamp set, Stampin' Up!

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″    scored at 4-1/4″         scrap for sentiment
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock:  3-1/2″ x 4″      scrap for scalloped oval
  • Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper:  3-1/4″ x  3-3/4″


Have a wonderful weekend! I’ll be back on Monday with another project and a video!

 
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Color Me Happy

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Today’s card uses the stamp set Color Me Happy, which was released when the Stampin’ Blends became available.  It can’t be found in a current catalog but it is available for purchase.  It also happens to coordinate with the Color Me Happy Project Kit, a FREE Sale-a-bration gift you can choose with a qualifying order of $50.00.  Please note:  the order number 150046 must be used when ordering the kit as a Sale-a-bration gift.  

I used Thick Whisper White cardstock for the base of my card and sentiment.  I also used:    Petal Garden Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.  The sentiment was colored with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, which unfortunately are in a backorder situation although you can still order them until Friday, March 23rd, at noon, Mountain Time (and receive Sale-a-bration gifts for every $50 you spend). If you’d like more information about the Stampin’ Blends backorder situation, please click here.

The Layering Ovals Framelits were used to cut out the sentiment and the Old Olive scalloped oval. This set includes fifteen dies in varying sizes which makes it so versatile!

All of the supplies I used to create today’s card are listed below.  To place an order, click any of the images and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have any questions, please let me know!

 
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It’s always sad when Sale-A-Bration ends because it’s so fun earning free gifts with every $50 purchase! Click here to see everything you can earn!

Stampin’ Blends Update

Stampin’ Blends have been extremely popular since they were first introduced and I couldn’t be happier about that. I love mine!

Week ago many Stampin’ Blends went on backorder. Due to an unexpected increase in demand and complications with their supplier, Stampin’ Up! has made the difficult decision to make the Blends unorderable beginning Friday, March 23 at noon (Mountain Time).  Currently some Blends are available right now but many are on backorder which means that if you order them today, you’ll receive them once they arrive in the warehouse.  At this time its estimated that more stock will arrive late May.  But beginning on Friday, they won’t be available to order at all and you’ll need to wait until approximately the end of May to place an order for them.

You have two choices:

  •  Place your order before Friday at noon, Mountain Time.  You will receive your Blends just as soon as they arrive in the warehouse. Plus, you’ll receive Sale-a-bration rewards for every $50!
  • Wait until they arrive in the warehouse to place your order. As soon as they’re available, I will immediately announce their arrival!

I’m so sorry for this inconvenience.  I love the Blends and am disappointed that they are on backorder but I’m so happy that many of you are just as excited about them as I am.

If you have any questions, please let me know!!

Fresh Florals Easter Basket

During my Envelope Punch Board Series several weeks ago,  I shared a basket and today I have that same basket but with an Easter theme!  During the series I made a video showing how to make the basket and you can click here if you’d like to see how to put it together!  One change that I did make with this basket is that I used Tear & Tape to adhere the side flaps down rather than glue dots.

I used Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper in Lemon Lime Twist to create the basket and filled it with Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie paper.  It’s a small basket but you can fit quite a few Hershey’s eggs inside or whatever candy you prefer!

I stamped the bunny from We Must Celebrate in Memento Ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock and then colored him with Stampin’ Blends in Pink Pirouette.  I cut him out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and he’s sitting on top of a Pink Pirouette  circle using a 1-1/2″ Circle Punch.  The white scallop circle was made with the Layering Circles Framelits and a Subtles Enamel Shape finishes it off.


The sentiment is from a set that I’ve had for years called Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The set includes 24 stamps and each one is just as the name implies, teeny tiny! I used the 3/4″ Circle Punch at the top of the basket and tied it up with Silver Metallic Ribbon and Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

If you make today’s project, I’d love to hear from you! Have a great day!

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Springtime Foils Gift Card Holder

Happy Spring!! Today I have a cute little gift card holder and a video showing how to make it. The gift card holder is nestled inside an Acetate Card Box surrounded by white Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie. I used the stamp set We Must Celebrate and find out in the video how even though the animals are one stamp, I was able to easily stamp just the bunny!

 

I used Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper (a FREE Sale-a-bration gift) to make the gift card holder using these measurements:

  • 6-5/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • score on the long side at 2-3/8″ & 4-7/8″

 

All of the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used to make today’s project are listed below.  Click any of the images to place an order or for more information about each individual product. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!  Enjoy your day!

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Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper

I love this sweet Tutti Frutti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalog.  Very close to my home we have both a blueberry and strawberry farm where we like to go and pick fruit.  It’s always fun taking our grandchildren and we take tons and tons of pictures.  Our favorite though is blueberry picking because we love blueberry pie!  This paper brings back all those fun memories.

I really like how the Basket Weave Embossing folder looks with the Tutti Frutti paper.  The embossing folder is one of the Sale-a-bration gifts you can earn FREE with a $100 order but only until March 31, 2018! It is packaged as a bundle with the Blossoming Basket stamp set.  The embossing folder will be available for purchase after Sale-a-bration when it appears in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog but you can get it free today! You can see all of the FREE items available here!

The Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper is part of the Tutti Frutti Suite which also includes the stamp set Fruit Basket and the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack with four cute little punches and when you purchase both the stamp set and punches, you save 10%.  For more information about the bundle, click here.

My sentiment is from the stamp set Fruit Basket and was stamped in Memento Ink and layered with Real Red and Night of Navy scallops using the Layering Ovals Framelits. The Night of Navy scallop has Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back to give it some dimension.

It’s very easy to make a banner using the Banner Triple Punch.    You can make banners in three different widths: 1″, 1-1/2″, & 2″.  Just slide your paper into the correct groove and punch! Easy! My banner is 2″ wide and 4-3/4″ long.

If you follow my blog regularly, did you notice that I used the same “foundation” measurements for my card again?

  • Thick Whisper White:  11″ x 4-1/4″   scored at 5-1/2″
  • Night of Navy:  5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White:  5″ x 3-3/4″

Once you build the foundation, you can change up what you add to the to the front of the card!

All of the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used to create today’s card are listed below.  You can shop at my online store by clicking here.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!  

Price: $110.00

A Good Day & Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper

For the past several days I’ve been sharing some basic measurements that I use frequently. Basically it creates a foundation and then you build from there. My layers are:

  • Card Base:  11″ x 4-1/4″   score paper at 5-1/2″
  • 1st Layer:  5-1/4″ x 4″
  • 2nd Layer:  5″ x 3-3/4″

After making the layers using Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Soft Sky and Night of Navy cardstock, I wrapped Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon around the the top two layers and secured it with Snail on the back.  Then, I added Snail to the center of a Delicate White Doily and attached it to the front of the card.

The cute tree and swing are from the stamp set A Good Day.  It was stamped using Memento Ink and colored in with the Stampin’ Write markers in Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight. It was cut out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop punch and sits on a Night of Navy circle using a 1-3/4″ Circle punch. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and attached it to the doily.  The sentiment is also from this same stamp set and I punched it out with the Classic Label punch.  It’s tucked under the tree and a Glitter Enamel Dot was added at the end for a little sparkle.  Very easy to make but really cute!

Here’s another version but this time the stripes on the Designer Series paper are vertical. I used the same punches but also added the Starburst punch. The colors I used are Fresh Fig and Soft Sky. The sentiment and leaves underneath are also from the stamp set A Good Day.  I colored the leaves in with a Lemon Lime Twist marker.  I used 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in Fresh Fig and wrapped it around the Soft Sky cardstock and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper before attaching it to the card base.

All of the supplies I used for both cards are listed below.

The end of Sale-a-bration is fast approaching! There are so many free items to choose from for every $50 purchase you make! Stampin’ Up! has really knocked it out of the park with all the wonderful products available.  Click here to see what you can choose from!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! 

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Petals and More Thinlits – Get Them Free

Several days ago I shared my favorite card measurements (click here for that post) and for the next few days I’ll be sharing cards using these same measurements.

I used the very popular Petal Palette stamp set from the Occasions catalog for my sentiment and the cute little bird. This stamp set has matching Thinlits dies which make it easy to cut out the bird! Starting today you can earn Petals and More Thinlits dies FREE with a $100 purchase!!!  If you choose these thinlits as your free item, do not use the catalog number because it won’t pop up as a Sale-a-bration gift.  Use 150048 instead and it will be added as a free item!! I really like the die in the top left because it’s a great size for sentiments! Click here to see all of the FREE items available during Sale-A-Bration!

A beautiful paper makes it easy to create a quick card.  I used Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper along with Lemon Lime Twist & Emerald Envy cardstock.  Emerald Envy is one of the In Colors that will be retiring in just a few months.  It’s such a pretty shade of green and I’m really going to miss it.  If it’s a color that you really enjoy using, I recommend purchasing cardstock, ink refills, markers, etc. in this color now.  The In Colors items always sell out way before the catalog ends, which this year is May 31, 2018.

I also used the Lots of Labels Framelits for my sentiment and the layer underneath. I finished it off with a bow using Linen Thread which has a glue dot underneath to secure it.

Here’s another version of the card using all the same paper and colors. I used a Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker from the In Color Stampin’ Write Markers pack to color in the little flower at the end of the sentiment and added a Metallic Enamel Shape.

 

The video from Monday’s post lists the measurements I’m using all week long but here they are:

  • Card Base:  11″ x 4-1/4″  scored at 5-1/2″
  • 1st Layer:  5-1/4″ x 4″
  • 2nd Layer;  5″ x 3-3/4″

I’ve listed the Petals & More Thinlits Dies in this list but to choose it as a Sale-a-Bration item, you must use the item number 150048, not the catalog number. To place an order, simply click any of the images below and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Price: $110.00


* Visit my online store here.
* Shop the Clearance Rack here.
* Look inside the Occasions catalog here.
* Earn a FREE stamp set! Read all about Bradley Points here.
* Not sure how to use the Host Code? Read all about it here.
* Purchase the $99 Starter Kit (and choose $125 worth of product) here.  During Sale-a-bration, choose two ADDITIONAL stamp sets!!

Have a great day!

 

 

New Sale-a-Bration Items Starting Tomorrow!

Yay!!! I’m so excited!!! Fourteen more Sale-a-bration free gifts will be available tomorrow, March 15th! And, they are current catalog items!!  Please click the image below to open the full size PDF.

New Sale-a-bration Free Items

PLEASE NOTE:  The item numbers from the flyer MUST be used when choosing your free gift(s).  If you use the regular catalog numbers, the system won’t know you’re choosing a FREE item.  If you have any questions, please let me know! 

What is Sale-a-bration?

Sale-a-bration comes around once a year and with each $50 purchase, you earn FREE gifts!

There’s no limit to how many FREE items you can earn!

For each and every $50 purchase (before shipping/tax), you can choose a free item! This year there are Level 2 items which means you can earn free items with a $100 purchase too! Place a $100 order (before shipping/tax) and choose (2) Level 1 gifts or (1) Level 2 gift.

When you place a $150 order, here’s what you’ll earn:

  • Choose (3) Level 1 gifts OR (1) Level 1 gift and (1) Level 2 gift
  • Earn 10% of your order in free gifts that you can choose from any current catalog (host codes are only for orders under $150 – not using the host code when placing an order of $150 or greater, allows you to earn free catalog items)
  • Receive 3 Bradley Points that go towards earning a free stamp set from me.
  • Receive a package of Stampin’ Dimensionals, your choice of a white, silver or copper embossing powder and a paper sampler as a free gift from me!

Sale-a-bration ends at the end of the month on March 31st!

Click here to see the first release of Sale-a-bration items.

Click here to see the second release of Sale-a-bration items.

The third release items will be available starting tomorrow!  The item numbers from the flyer MUST be used when choosing your free gift(s).  If you use the regular catalog numbers, the system won’t know you’re choosing a FREE item.  If you have any questions, please let me know! 

Click here to start shopping!  Have a great day!

My Favorite Cardmaking Measurements


Today I’m featuring cards with measurements that I use over and over again and when using gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper, it’s easy to create a beautiful card in just minutes.  In the video below, I share the measurements I like to use and I make one of today’s cards!

I used the beautiful Painted with Love Designer Series Paper for all four cards that I’m featuring today.  Did you know that on the back of each package of Stampin’ Up! paper you’ll find all the colors that coordinate (this info is also located in the catalog)?  I wish I were good at knowing what colors coordinate with what, but I’m not.  I really appreciate that the work is done for me and it’s one of the things I love about Stampin’ Up!

The supplies I used to make my cards are listed below.  Click any of the images to place an order and if you have any questions, please let me know!

  • Visit my online store here.
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  • Look inside the Occasions catalog here.
  • Earn a FREE stamp set!  Read all about Bradley Points here.
  • Not sure how to use the Host Code?  Read all about it here.
  • Purchase the $99 Starter Kit here. (During Sale-a-bration, choose two ADDITIONAL stamp sets)!

Beautiful Day Butterfly

Today I’m sharing a card featuring the stamp set Beautiful Day in the Occasions catalog.  It comes with a huge butterfly and flower that are perfect for those of us who like to color!  You can see a card I made with the flower image here.

I have many products from the Occasions Catalog on my card as well as one Sale-a-bration free gift.  In addition to the Beautiful Day stamp set, here’s what else you can find in the Occasions Catalog:

The Sale-a-bration FREE item I used was the embossing folder from the Blossoming Basket Bundle which also includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set.  Both are FREE with a $100 purchase.   Click here to read more about Sale-a-bration (which ends on March 31, 2018).

I started by stamping the butterfly image using Memento Ink on Thick Whisper White and colored it in with Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  THEN I went in search of paper to use on the card.  Next time I’d choose my paper first and then color the butterfly to match! It would be a lot easier going that path!  I used Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I ran the large layer of Daffodil Delight through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.  As I mentioned above, this is a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  Just the embossing folder (not the stamp set) will be available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  Why not get it free now??

I used the stamp set A Good Day for the sentiment using Memento Ink. It was cut out with the 1″ Circle Punch and layered using the 1-1/8″ & 1-3/8″ Scallop Punches. All of the card dimensions are listed below!

  • Whisper White: 11″ x 4-1/4″    score at 5-1/2″      scrap for sentiment
  • Bermuda Bay: 5-1/4″ x 4″      2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″       2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″   scrap for scallop circle
  • Daffodil Delight:  3-3/4″ x 5″    scrap for scallop circle
  • Thick Whisper White (for butterfly): 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper: 2-1/2″ x 3″


Supply List

 Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Look inside the Occasions catalog here.
  • Earn a FREE stamp set!  Read all about Bradley Points here.
  • Not sure how to use the Host Code?  Read all about it here.
  • Purchase the $99 Starter Kit here. (During Sale-a-bration, choose two ADDITIONAL stamp sets)!

Blossoming Basket Bundle

Today I’m sharing the card I made for my mother-in-law who had a birthday last week.  I used the Blossoming Basket Bundle which includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set and the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. You can get this bundle FREE with a $100 purchase (before tax and shipping).  Simply place an online order with $100 worth of Stampin’ Up! products and you’ll be prompted to enter in the bundle item number or any other free product you’d like! (Click here to see all the free items to choose from). The Basket Weave embossing folder will be carrying over to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog so why not get it free now, plus you’ll also receive the Beautiful Blossoming Basket stamp set!

I used our Stampin’ Blends to color the basket of flowers but you could also use watercolor pencils or Stampin’ Write markers.  If it was stamped on Watercolor Paper, you could use ink and an Aqua Painter too.  So many options!

The sentiment I used is included in the bundle but was cut out with a die from the Petals and More Thinlits Dies, available in the Occasions Catalog. I cut the same shape out again using Berry Burst so that I could layer it underneath the sentiment.  I cut it in half as you can see in the picture below and attached a piece to both ends of the sentiment.  Since the sentiment is half on, half off the layered pieces, I added several Stampin’ Dimensionals to the right side so it would be level.

The little butterfly is also included in the stamp set and after stamping and coloring it, I used my Paper Snips to cut it out and then attached it to the sentiment with a glue dot.

All of the supplies I used to create today’s card are listed below.  Click on any of the images to shop with me! Please use the host code if your order is under $150 (FQG73CUA). No host code is needed over $150 and you’ll receive Stampin’ Rewards (free product) from Stampin’ Up!


Only two weeks are left of Sale-a-bration!! All of the awesome free products may be limited as stock is depleted so get what you want before it’s too late!

Click here to look inside the second release Sale-a-bration gifts (this is the catalog that features the Blossoming Basket Bundle, used on today’s card).

Click here to look inside the main Sale-a-bration catalog.  

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

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