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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Hot Dog! Retirement Card

There’s a man I know that is retiring from a local community college at the end of this year. He’s the kind of guy  that will definitely get a chuckle out of a hot dog truck! This truck is too stinkin’ cute! It’s from an upcoming Sale-a-Bration set called Tasty Trucks. I keep laughing every time I look at it! The set will be available to earn beginning January 4, 2017.  I even broke out my Stampin’ Write markers for this task. I haven’t colored with them in a long time and had forgotten how fun that can be.

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Notice the windows, lights and reflectors. How funny! I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and added a layer of the glue. When it dries, it’s all shiny!

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Stamp Set:  Tasty Trucks
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Write Markers: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Lovelies:  Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Duet Banner Punch, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Foxy Friends Duet

These two adorable cards you see below are all the fault of my niece, Kalyn. See…I had looked once or twice at the A Little Foxy Suite (pages 56-57 in the Annual Catalog). I thought to myself, “Yeah. That’s super cute. I just don’t think I would use it since my kids are all too old for little critters.” Each year, I make a stack of Christmas cards for Kalyn to send out.  Well. Wouldn’t you know. We were happily looking at the new Holiday Catalog and she decides she wants a card made with the fox in the Host set Cozy Critters. Now, you know me. I’m like the whole “Give a Pig a Pancake”, “Give a Mouse a Cookie”, “Take a Moose to the Movies” kind of chick. Here’s how it goes: Get the Cozy Critters stamp set…gotta have the matching Fox Builder punch…which means I need to get the Foxy Friends bundle of the punch and the Foxy Friends stamp set…which means I also need the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack. Oh yeah. Stampin’ Up sure knows what they’re doing!  So, without further adieu, here are a couple of cute Birthday cards that, dare I say it, I would actually enjoy getting myself as an adult!  Oh, Kalyn. Thank you for being my excuse!

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Stamp Sets: Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Designer Specialty Paper:  A Little Foxy (6” x 6” stack)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Fox Builder Punch, Duet Banner Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot

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Oh Happy Day! Club Thank You Cards

My club members’ orders were delivered yesterday by that beautiful man in brown…and I happily settled in to my crafting area to make their Thank You cards. I don’t know how it is for you, but stamping relaxes me so much and simply makes me happy 🙂  I decided to make 3” x 3” cards so I could use the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack and make matching envelopes. I added gold metallic thread and sequin trim for sparkle…and they turned out super cute!  The only problem I had was deciding which sentiment to use in Thoughtful Banners – there are so many! And I just love the fact that the stamp set is photopolymer. I was able to bend the words into a curved shape so it would nicely fit the banners.  Another bonus to the clear photopolymer is that I had punched out 3 of the banners and then decided I wanted to stamp the outline on them. No sweat! Since I can see right through the stamps, there was no problem lining them up!  Love that we can buy the stamp set and punch together as a bundle and save 10%, too!

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Oh, Happy Day!

 

Thoughtful Banners

Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Playful Palette DSP Stack
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies: Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Metallic Thread
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Envelope Punch Board

Let me know if you want to get your hands on any of this new product! All new products are available to purchase when the new catalog goes live on June 1st! Squeals!  Soooo close! Happy Stamping!

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Painter’s Thoughtful Wishes – Sneak Peek!

My beautiful man in brown (UPS driver) brought me a box today. Now, this was no ordinary box. It was a Stampin’ Up box. And this was no ordinary Stampin’ Up box. THIS WAS MY PRE-ORDER BOX! This innocuous box contained all the NEW 2016-2018 IN COLORS ink, cardstock and ribbon along with some stamp sets, a punch and Designer Series Paper!  All these items AND MORE will be available for you to purchase starting June 1st.  In the meantime, have a look-see at the 5 fun Birthday cards I made this evening that showcase the GORGEOUS new In Colors:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum! Notice the adorable scalloped square that the sentiment is layered on. Stampin’ Up has introduced new layering framelits that have both straight edges and scalloped edges. Love!  The paper stack, washi tape and Painter’s Palette stamp set are all part of the Playful Palette Suite of perfectly coordinated products. The adorable banner on the top left is an awesome bundle of the Thoughtful Banners and Duet Banner punch. This is what I love so dearly about Stampin’ Up! Everything goes together like tofu and nooch!

Painters Palette 1

Painters Palette 2

Stamp Sets: Painter’s Palette, Thoughtful Banners, Endless Wishes (sentiment inside cards)
Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Playful Palette DSP Stack
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies: In Colors 3/8” Ruched Ribbon, Layering Squares Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Playful Palette Washi Tape (inside cards), Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Sponge Daubers, Big Shot, Big Shot Magnetic Platform

Let me know if you want to get your hands on any of this new product! All new products are available to purchase when the new catalog goes live on June 1st! Happy Stamping!

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