Painted Harvest – More Than Sunflowers

I was so excited perusing through the new Holiday Catalog…and immediately fell in love with the gorgeous hand-painted style of the sunflowers in the Painted Harvest set. I simply HAD to have it! Imagine my happiness when I started seeing people posting samples with non-traditional colors!?! I decided to try a combo using bright, fun, summery colors…and I am thrilled with the final outcome!

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After stamping my flowers, I began to assemble my card. To my surprise, I realized I used colors in which I did not have any matching ribbon. So, I pulled an oldie-but-goodie technique out of the bag and colored the White Bakers Twine with Berry Burst ink! I stamped a flower in both the corner of the envelope and the inside layer. Try not to smile when you look at these flowers!

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Stamp Sets:  Painted Harvest, Rose Wonder, #imbringingbirthdaysback
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Rose Garden Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Painted Harvest - More than Sunflowers
The catalog will be released to customers on September 1st! So exciting!

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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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Delicate Birthday Blossoms

And today’s card is the second one I had my fun group of ladies at church make. This one features the Emboss Resist Technique.  It was more involved, which is why the entire class ended up being about 3 hours. Bless them for putting up with me for that long! I had them emboss the Delicate Details stamps in white and then use sponge daubers to add color. I also had them use the daubers to add a little bit of Peekaboo Peach to the Daffodil Delight flowers on the front. So bright and springy!

Delicate Birthday Blossoms

Stamp Sets: Birthday Blossoms, Delicate Details
Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Lovelies: Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools: Sponge Daubers, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Swirly Wink of Thanks

I decided to make my club order thank you cards with the Swirly Bird bundle. It’s my first time of using the stamp set and matching dies. O-M-Goodness! Such an adorable set!  I’ve been making so many Thanksgiving and Christmas cards lately, I wanted something flowery, with spring-y colors. The color combo I went with is perfect and the Wink of Stella on the flowers and leaves give them a lovely, subtle glimmer, too. I think my favorite stamp in the set is that uber cute little Daffodil swirl that I put on the cards and the matching envelopes!

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Stamp Sets:  Swirly Bird, B.Y.O.P.
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies:  Fancy Frost Sequins, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Tools:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

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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!
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Lovely Little Wreath & Mother’s Day Card

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I just absolutely love Paper Pumpkin kits! A surprise in the mailbox each month – never know what it will be, but I’m never disappointed! I knew as soon as I opened the April kit, the wreath was destined to be for my mom. She loves little wreaths and signs for her apartment door and yellow and green are her favorite colors! Perfect!  This kit came with everything I needed to make the wreath, with enough left over for fun embellishments on the matching Mother’s Day card I made for her.  The only extras I added on the wreath are the large pearls. One lonely, little cotton paper flower was left, so I put that on the bottom left corner of the envelope to pull everything together.

Lovely Little Wreath Set

Monthly subscription boxes are all the rage right now. And so cost effective, too! It’s only $20 plus tax (shipping is included)!  You get a fun kit with everything you need to make that month’s project, including a matching ink spot. And, as a subscriber, you can purchase past kits and refills, too!  You can choose between pre-paying for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months, or month-to-month billing.  Super fun!

P.S. Don’t tell my mom what I made her yet! She’s getting it on Sunday!

Let me know if you’re interested in subscribing!

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Loving the Flip Card Thinlits!

I can’t stand it! These flip cards are just too darn fun to make (and give)! My cousin and his family come up to Michigan from Florida every Thanksgiving.  His wife buys 10 cards from me each time – so thrilled that she loves my cards so much!  This is one of the ten I’ll give her tomorrow evening.  I’ll be sharing more in the next few days…

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Stamps:  Label Love, Cupcake Party
Ink:  Craft White, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Circle Thinlits Die, Artisan Label Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Circle Collection Framelits
Lovelies:  Candy Dots

Happy Stamping!