Faces of a Ladybug Waterfall RAK

I am part of a Facebook group that encourages creating our cards for others in Jesus’ name. You can call it a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) card. Each month there is a post that people can comment on providing the name and address of someone that could use some cheering up. One person had a special request for a relative. I will not disclose anything personal, but based on what I read, I knew an interactive, cheerful card was in order. That inspiration is shown here – a waterfall card with the many faces of a sweet little ladybug. I just know the recipient is going to love it and being able to bring a smile to someone’s face is the greatest blessing for me.

Ladybug Waterfall FrontLadybug Waterfall StepsHere’s the inside of the card:
Ladybug Waterfall Inside
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Little Ladybug (SAB)
Cardstock:  Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red (inside)
Stampin’ Blends:  Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Color Lifter
Love:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine (retired)
Tools:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Mini Stapler (retired)

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Honey Bee Joy Fold for the Joy of Sets January 2020 Blog Hop

January 2020It’s time for another The Joy of Sets Blog Hop and I am finally able to participate again. The last time was June…shame on me! Our theme for January is “Something New” and boy, oh boy, do I have some new things! I decided to use the Honey Bee Bundle on page 30 of the new Spring Mini along with the coordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper I earned for free in the Sale-a-Bration brochure (page 10). I decided to use more fun, free goodies by also using the So Saffron/Gold Bakers Twine and Sequins from the combo pack available on page 7.

Honey Bee Joy Fold Front
When I put all the products in front of me, I just knew I wanted a fun fold for this card. I decided on the Joy Fold. It’s been a couple years since I made one and I don’t know why…it’s so quick and easy and really adds a lot. I made sure to use the Black Dimensionals for the bees and hive so you don’t see glaring white against the black and gold. I topped all the bees with Wink of Stella. Visit Splitcoast Stampers here for the Joy Fold tutorial.

Honey Bee Joy Fold partial open
Honey Bee Joy Fold open
Stamp Set:  Honey Bee
Cardstock:  Basic Black, So Saffron, Whisper White
Specialty DSP: Golden Honey (SAB)
Ink:  Staz-On Saddle Brown, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (SAB), Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Bee Dies, Black Dimensionals

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January 2020 Blog Roll

Angie McKenzie
Amanda Farlinger
Libby Fens
Jane Allmark
Tricia Butts
Angelique Nederpel
Fiona Whitehead
Sandra Roberts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Brenda Nelson
Susan Webster
Anne Marie Hile
Gez Carpenter
Annette Ball
Kaylin Krawczyk
Narelle Fasulo
Jennifer Arent
Vicki Milyard
Alejandra Gomez

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Timeless Tea Tin

I simply adore the new Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper available in the new 2020 Spring Mini. I performed a little cutting magic with the Stitched So Sweetly die I used. It is scalloped on all four sides, but I cut off the top and bottom scallops using the new Mini Paper Cutter, which is perfect for small precision cuts. What a great way to decorate one of the Copper Tea Tins (available in the Annual Catalog), right? I filled the tin with a delicious tea called Made From Love made by the company Friday Teas. This would make a great Mother’s Day gift…although I’m probably jumping the gun on that. That’s ok, though, since I gifted it to myself! Perfectly restful and relaxing!

Timeless Tea Tin

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Timeless Tropical
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Poppies
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Love:  Copper Tea Tin, Copper Trim, Designer Elements
Tools:  Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Mini Paper Trimmer

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Heartfelt Friendship #JOSTTT013 Challenge

I am loving everything about the new 2020 Spring Mini and thought it would be fun to make a Valentine card for The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge #013 for January (click here to visit the site). Here’s the TTT board for January:
#JOSTTT013I went with Red, Hearts and Ribbon. But I also managed to include Punch and Pink, too. Pretty easy when I use the new From My Heart Suite on pages 8 and 9 of the new Mini. It’s a great suite – perfect for more than just Valentines because…well…hopefully you love people more than just one day a year!

Heartfelt Friendship

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Heartfelt
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  From My Heart
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Real Red
Love:  Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Heart Punch Pack, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

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Poppies and Laughter Sneak Peek

I finally had a chance to ink up some new stamp sets from the Spring Mini 2020 catalog. When I first saw the Peaceful Poppies Suite, it seemed a bit busy for me. At the nudging of a friend, I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did. The Designer Series Paper has some larger, busier prints, but I opted for the sweet field of little poppies to highlight this card. The sentiment from Thanks for the Laughs fits perfectly in the Label Me Lovely Punch with the little poppies below it and I decided to adhere it with Black Dimensionals so nothing stands out if you inspect if from the side. The Basic Black twine in the Country Club Twine Combo Pack is perfect as it keeps the focus on the sentiment. I can’t wait for you to get your hands on this suite!

Poppies and Laughter Sneak Peek
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Painted Poppies, Thanks for the Laughs
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Poppies
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends: Light and Dark Poppy Parade
Love:  Country Club Twine Combo Pack
Tools:  Label Me Lovely Punch, Black Dimensionals

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Hey Lady! How About a Sneak Peek?

I am so excited to share a super cute card with you that uses a very special stamp set. This adorable Little Ladybug will be available January 3, 2020 through March 31, 2020, during Sale-a-Bration. You cannot buy this set – it is a Host set you earn for free with a $300 party. It is just darling!

Hey Lady How About a Sneak Peek
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Little Ladybug (SAB Host)
Cardstock:  Highland Heather, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Wink of Stella
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder

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Udderly Fantastic JoAnn

Today’s card will deviate from the fall/winter cards most people post during this time of the year. My sweet friend, JoAnn, is a huge cow fanatic…anything and everything that looks like, or even appears to look like, cows make her giggle with happiness. The woman even has a MOO-ing ringtone on her phone! She’s quite a lively, fun person and you can’t help but to laugh when you’re with her. I had no choice but to make her a cow Birthday card…and this stamp just screams happy, bright colors. I added a little bit of the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint on the daisy for some dimension and some Wink of Stella to the leaves and rain boots. Hilarious!

Udderly Fantanstic JoAnn

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Over the Moon
Cardstock:  Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Brights Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody
Love:  Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, Wink of Stella, Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon
Tools:  Heat Tool, Layering Ovals Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies

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