Birthday Balloons for Mo

My oldest child turned 22 last week. What a sobering thought! Just because he’s grown, though, doesn’t mean he can’t get a fun Birthday card, right? It’s so hard to strike a balance of masculine yet fun, but the Celebrations Duo embossing folder that says “HAPPY” looks like a perfect fit! It’s hard to tell, but those circles you see are not all layers. I punched out a 2 ½” circle from the Tangerine Tango layer, embossed it, then glued it on. This allows the Early Espresso to show through from the card base. The Daffodil Delight is punched out with the 2” Circle Punch and glued inside that. This keeps the card from becoming too bulky. It also conserves cardstock, as I now have a 2 ½” circle of Tangerine Tango that I can use on another card! Bonus tip: I cut the “Happy Birthday” sentiment apart so I could easily stamp just “Birthday” on the front.

Birthday Balloons for Mo

Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebrations, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango
Lovelies: White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, 2 ½” Circle Punch (non SU), Balloon Bouquet Punch, Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!


A Little Old, A Little New & A Little Carry-Through

My club order arrived today and I always put a little thank you card in with each order. I thought it would be fun to make little 3” x 3” square cards and have a little old (Watermelon Wonder Cardstock & Ink, Tasty Treats Specialty DSP), a little new (Wood Words Stamp Set, Wood Crate Framelits), and a little carry-through (Whisper White Bakers Twine, Pear Pizzazz Ink). I crack myself up with my rhyme! These 6 adorable cards only took 20 minutes to make and I can’t stop smiling when I look at those stinkin’ cute little strawberries I added to the envelopes, too!

Old New and Carry Through

Stamp Sets:  Wood Words, Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tasty Treats Specialty
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Wood Crate Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

Sweet Tea Time Memories

I have fond memories of visiting my grandparents all throughout my summers in my youth. Lots of weekends during the school year, too. I was blessed to have them living close to me all the way up to the age of 15.  My grandmother and I would enjoy a cup of tea every afternoon and evening I was with her. I remember how she said true tea drinkers don’t need to add anything to enhance flavors, as long as you had high quality tea and steeped it properly.  I still enjoy A Nice Cuppa black tea – no sweetners, no enhancements – every day.  And sometimes 3 or 4 cups!  I miss my grandparents terribly, but I know my memories will keep me until I see them again.

 Tea Time

Stamp Set: A Nice Cuppa
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Have A Cuppa Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Paper Snips

The Occasions Catalog ends on May 31st. Be sure to get your hands on the Have A Cuppa Suite of products before they are gone!

2015-2017 In Colors are a Work of Art!

Oh my! These new 2015-2017 In Colors are beautiful together – and the Work of Art stamp set is perfect to showcase these amazing colors! These delicious colors will be available for you to purchase in just 5 days!  The new Idea Book & Catalog goes live on June 2, 2015!

2015-2017 In Colors

Showcase of 2015-2017 In Colors:  Cardstock, Ink, Blossom Accents & 1″ Dotted Lace Trim:  Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder
Stamp Set:  Work of Art
Lovelies:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Arrows Embossing Folder, Whisper White Bakers Twine

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