Jar of Flowers for Mother’s Day

It’s pretty obvious who this card was given to today. My mother is a wonderful woman that is always there for me. I love her tremendously! She bought me the Jar of Love bundle for Christmas last year, so I thought it would be fun to use it for her. Yellow, green and blue are her favorite colors and I threw a splash of pink in there for good measure. It was a little time consuming with all the die cutting, but she is totally worth it!

Jar of Flowers for Mother's Day

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Stack
Ink:  Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Pool Party Ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Everyday Jars Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

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Welcome Back Banner

A coworker had surgery and one of the ladies in her department asked me to make a card to welcome her back. I just love banners and I hadn’t broken in my Labeler Alphabet set yet, so I thought they’d make a great match. I wanted bright and cheerful and the Festive Birthday Suite was just the inspiration I needed. I hope she likes it!

welcome-back-banner

Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebration, Birthday Fiesta, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Balloon Bouquet Punch, Fiesta Time Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Flourishing Sympathies

I unfortunately needed to make a few sympathy cards. I decided to make all 3 with the same layout. All the stunning dies are from the Flourish Thinlits collection.  They are beautifully detailed and the Big Shot Die Brush works wonders with removing all the little cut out pieces. The Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder creates a nice, subtle background that doesn’t detract from the flowers and sentiment.  I mixed up the color schemes on each one. Which do you like the most?

flourishing-sympathies

Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Perfect Plum
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread
Tools:  Triple Banner Punch, Layering Ovals Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Woodgrain TIEF, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

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Llama Hat Dance

I just got back from a wonderful week-long visit with my niece and her family. I showed her my post of a different card I had made with the Festive Birthday Suite (you can see that blog post here).  As soon as I told her there was a llama in the set, she got so excited. So, naturally, I had to make her a llama card when I got back home.  I thought it would be fun to cut one of the little sombreros out of the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and put it on the llama all sassy-like.  I also paper-pieced the blanket on the llama. I am loving this collection of products!

Llama Hat Dance

Stamp Sets: Birthday Fiesta, Back to Basics Alphabet*
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Banner Punch*, 1/2” Circle Punch, 1/8” Handheld Circle Punch, Spellbinders Ovals and Scallop Ovals Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*retired products

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Fiesta Tag Party!

I broke in more fun goodies last night – the Festive Birthday Suite (pages 10-11 in the Annual Catalog). I can’t get over how hilarious the llama is in this set – reminds me of the movie The Emporers New Groove. I’d totally watch it right now, if I had a working VCR! I promise the next card to showcase this suite will feature the llama.

This suite just begs for bright, bold colors and I was not about to disappoint. The adorable Designer Series Paper pulls all these fun colors together. And I’ll admit it. I…I mean Hunter… absolutely HAD to have this set just for the sentiment!  You’ll definitely be seeing these products being used again and again!

Fiesta Tag Party

Stamp Set: Birthday Fiesta
Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Lovelies:  Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Dots, Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  Festive Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Topper Punch

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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!

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Hello 2016!

Here’s a card that features a stamp set from the upcoming 2016 Occasions catalog, which can be ordered beginning January 5th through May 31st. It also features a Sale-A-Bration item – Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper. Free with a minimum $50 purchase!  It’s a limited time only item, so it can only be earned from January 5th through February 15th. It’s a must-have!

Hello 2016

Stamp Set: Suite Sayings
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Designer Series Paper:  Perfectly Artistic
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Lovelies: Chalk Talk Framelits, Hello You Thinlits, Regals Candy Dots

I hope to keep the sneak peeks coming! Stay tuned!

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