Not a Team Player Today!

So I actually AM a team player, but had to title today’s card this. Why? Because both the front and inside sentiments are actually only half of the stamps. I made this card for my boss’ Birthday, but not in time to take it to work for the rest of the department to sign. So, had to leave that part off. Then, when deciding on the inside sentiment, I chose to use only part of that as well. It was super easy – I just placed a sticky note over the part I didn’t want to show up. Inked it up, removed the sticky note, and voila! Below the card photos are the complete stamp sets. I just love these! I can’t stand how stinkin’ cute the office chair is. Ok. I’ll admit it. I wanted the set just for that one stamp. And check out the sentiments in Here’s a Card. Some of them are downright hilarious! Definitely my kind of stamp sets. And if you look closely, the Night of Navy cardstock layer is embossed with the Subtle 3D folder to emulate the fabric on a real chair. Details Details!

Not a Team Player

Not a Team Player Inside
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Welcome to the Team, Here’s a Card (inside)
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Specialty: Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
Ink:  Night of Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Basic Black, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Balloon Bouquet Punch, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

Welcome to the Team stamp set
Welcome to the Team
Here’s a Card stamp set

Here's a Card

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Focus on Pretty Peacock

I adore all the new 2019-2021 In Colors, but Pretty Peacock is definitely my favorite. Here’s a quick and easy card focusing on that gorgeous, regal color. The script side of the double sided Designer Series Paper flows perfectly with the lovely font of the sentiment from the Floral Essence stamp set. The Scalloped Linen Ribbon adds just the right amount of texture and the Faceted Dots give a sprinkle of sparkle. A naturally charming card!

Focus on Pretty Peacock

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Floral Essence
Cardstock:  Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: 2019-2021 In Color Stack
Ink: Pretty Peacock
Lovelies:  Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon, 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots
Tools:  2” and 2 1/4″ Circle Punches

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Are you a SIPper, Casual or Avid Stamper?

In all of craftdom, there seems to be 3 main types of stampers.

There’s the ‘SIP’per     (I’m happy with Stamps, Ink, and Paper)     #simplestamping
SIPThe SIPper Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets:  Floral Essence, Woven Heirlooms
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray

And the CASUAL Stamper     (I also like Layers, Punches, and Embellishments)
CasualThe CASUAL Card Adds:
Cardstock:  Pretty Peacock, Whisper White
Stampin’ Blends:  Light Old Olive
Lovelies:  2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots

And the AVID Stamper     (Gotta have it all!)
AvidThe AVID Card Adds:
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Metallic Pearls, Silver Metallic Thread
Tools:  Frosted Bouquet Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Paper Snips

My crafting supplies define me as Avid, but I think my style is more like the Casual card. I want everything and I love making cards for family and friends, but if I can’t make a card in under an hour, I get a little bored of it. Anyone else feel the same way?  Whatever your style, just keep on making and giving those beautiful hand-made treasures!

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Garden Goodness Good Luck

A coworker is moving on to greener pastures. I wanted to give her a little card and I knew the new Garden Goodness stamp set would be perfect – she is quite a gardener. I remember coming in to work one day and finding a bucket of cherry tomatoes on my desk. So sweet. She will definitely be missed. This adorable 3.5” square card tucks perfectly into an envelope made with the same Designer Series Paper as the background piece on the card.

Garden Goodness Good Luck

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Garden Goodness
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: 2019-2021 In Color Stack
Ink: Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede
Tools:  Paper Snips (all items fussy-cut), Envelope Punch Board

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and get your order ready!

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Proud Peacock for the June JOS Blog Hop!

June 2019 Banner
It’s time for another The Joy of Sets Blog Hop and the theme for June is Something New! You can click on the links at the end of the post to see everyone’s exciting contributions.

When I found out the theme of this hop, I didn’t have to think twice. When the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog was released, I just about screamed with happiness when I spied the Noble Peacock Suite on pages 24-25. You may ask why? And with resounding giddiness in my voice, I will tell you it’s because of the colors! Blues and greens make my heart so happy! And for there to not only be Specialty Designer Series Paper with foil accents, but full 12” x 12” foil sheets as well? HELLO HAPPINESS! This card uses every single item in the entire suite (stamp set is used on the inside) and I couldn’t be happier!

Proud Peacock

I’m also going to regale you with the hilarious coincidence that the very day my order was received with all these goodies, I just happened to be at someone’s home where I saw this!

Live Peacock

Stamp Set:  Royal Peacock (inside sentiment)
Cardstock:  Pretty Peacock
Specialty Paper:  Noble Peacock Foil Sheets, Noble Peacock DSP
Ink:  Pretty Peacock (inside sentiment)
Lovelies:  3/8” Reversible Ribbon (Old Olive/Pretty Peacock), Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Tools:  Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder, Detailed Peacock Dies, Layering Ovals Dies

Here are the links of my fellow blog hoppers – be sure to visit each one!

Jane Allmark
Annette Ball
Linda Handford
Anne-Marie Maclean
Angie McKenzie
Vicki Milyard
Andrea Parr
Karen Pearmain
Susan Simpson
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Fiona Whitehead

Thanks so much for hopping along!

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Pocket Full of Springtime Posies

I am in love with the soft lavender shade of the new In Color Purple Posy. I was saddened to find out that we currently are unable to order Purple Posy Classic Ink Pads or Ink Refills. I had to wait until the catalog release to order the color in the Stampin’ Blends alcohol ink Marker and Stampin’ Write Marker. I’m so thankful we can at least use these for coloring and stamping. I’m also thankful that Stampin’ Up is committed to bringing us top-notch, quality products and aren’t settling for anything subpar. I’m sure the manufacturer will get the ink pads and ink refills up to standard so we can then purchase them. In the meantime, it’s the old-fashioned way of stamping – using the Stampin’ Write Marker directly onto the stamp. I find the quality is just fine when using red rubber stamps. This is how I was able to stamp the sentiment on this card. I used the Stampin’ Blends Marker to color the Pearl Basic Jewels so they would match. I thought out of the box with the Scalloped Linen Ribbon and cut the Purple Posy edging away from the linen in the center. Look closely and you’ll see that the Basic Black layer has been dry embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. I just love how the Purple Posy pops on the black background. And tell me again why I so rarely use the Springtime Impressions dies? So pretty!

Pocket Full of Springtime Posies
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Beauty Abounds
Cardstock:  Purple Posy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker, Dark Purple Posy Stampin’ Blend
Lovelies:  Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Lakeside Dies, Springtime Impressions Dies

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and get your pen and paper ready to write out your wish list!

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#JOSTTT006 June Challenge – Perennial Beauty

Time for a new monthly challenge over at The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe challenge blog (check it out here)! I was super excited to be named one of their top 3 for last month’s May challenge. (You can see my entry here.)JOSTTT Top 3Here’s the #JOSTTT006 June Challenge:#JOSTTT006I did the second row: Pattern Paper – Banner – Floral

I am featuring items from the Perennial Essence Suite on pages 106-107 of the new Annual Catalog. This Designer Series Paper…Oh My! It is beyond beautiful! I kept the card simple to highlight this gorgeous paper. The Vellum cardstock is soft and pretty and the Floral Centers are amazing! Just like it’s from a real flower! Wrap it all up with the coordinating Perennial Flower Punch and you have a quick and easy card.

I first stamped the sentiment in Crushed Curry and I really liked it since it’s the same color as the Floral Center. However, when I showed it to Queen Hunter, she said she would prefer it stamped in Blackberry Bliss. Hence, two cards showing both options.

JOSTTT006 Perennial Essence
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Floral Essence
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes
Specialty Cardstock:  Perennial Essence Vellum
Designer Series Paper:  Perennial Essence
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry
Lovelies:  Perennial Essence Floral Centers
Tools:  Perennial Flower Punch, Banner Triple Punch

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and get your pen and paper ready to write out your wish list! Mark your calendars for Monday, June 17th to attend my Catalog Kick-Off Open House where you can check out this bundle in real life!

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