Missing My Cutie Pie

I was delighted to have my son home for just over 3 weeks between duty stations. I always make him a card to slip into his luggage when it’s time for him to leave. I decided to make a punny card this time and, even though I’m a huge Stampin’ Up fan, Lawn Fawn always has something silly and perfect for each child of mine. I chose to make a 3” x 4” card so I could use a piece of the 6” x 6” Wood Textures DSP to make a coordinating envelope. Try not to chuckle when looking at that little pie’s face!

Cutie Pie
Stamp Set:  Lawn Fawn Cutie Pie
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Crumb Cake
Tools:  Cutie Pie Lawn Cuts, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Envelope Punch Board

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Tailored Fresh Pears

Today I’m sharing with you the thank you cards for my Birthday gifts. It’s been awhile since I pulled out the Envelope Punch Board and I sure have missed it! It’s so fun making envelopes to match your cards. Here’s a set of 6 cards with envelopes that only use 2 sheets of cardstock and 2 sheets of Designer Series Paper (DSP), along with some scraps of neutral. The card bases are cut 3” x 8” and scored at 4”. This adorable size requires a 6” square piece of DSP to make an envelope. So, we’re using one full piece and half of the second for the envelopes. That leaves half a sheet to cut front layers. These cards feature some retired products, but I just love pears (especially Anjou!) and wanted to use the lovely Fruit Stand DSP.

Tailored Fresh Pears

Stamp Set:  Fresh Fruit*
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Fruit Stand*
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon*, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Tailored Tag Punch, Washi Label Punch*, Envelope Punch Board

*retired product

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Candy Cane Christmas Bag Card

I apologize for the length of time since my last post. I was crazy busy putting samples together and getting organized for the Mystery Hostess Party I did last Saturday. Everyone seemed to have fun, so I will call it a success! One of the samples I made is this fun card that shows off the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits are super fun – I love all the extra dies that come with it, including the banner and heart dies I used on the front.  With the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot, I was able to carefully center the heart die to cut the candy cane design just where I wanted it.  The Real Red Enamel Shapes from the Brights collection give it little pops of shine.  The top corners of the pull out card are rounded using the corner rounder punch on the top of the Envelope Punch Board. Sometimes we forget about those tools when they are tucked away. So glad I dusted it off for some of my recent projects!

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Stamp Set: Suite Seasons
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Ink: Real Red
Lovelies: Brights Enamel Shapes, 5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Silver Mini Staples
Tools: Envelope Punch Board, Handheld Stapler, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Mini Mint Thank You & B3G1 Free Offer

I decided to make my Club order thank you cards in a super fun mini size – 2” x 3 ½”. Notice that I used the 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper for both the layer on the card as well as the envelope. And the Envelope Punch Board is perfect to make matching envelopes that are just the right size! Adorable!

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Stamp Set: Happy Happenings
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
Ink: Mint Macaron
Lovelies: Fancy Frost Sequins
Tools: 1 ½” Circle Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, Envelope Punch Board

There is an exciting promotion going on right now for the month of October! Buy 3 Get 1 Free of the Designer Series Paper! Below is the list of DSP included in this promo. This is valid now through October 31, 2016.

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Flourishing Love

I have a business conference to attend about 4 hours away from home. I thought it would be nice to remind my daughter that I’ll miss her and I’m only a phone call or text away. I love the subtleness of using vellum for the butterflies and using the pearls for the body. To make it extra special, I used some DSP to make a matching envelope. I just love these colors together. So soft and pretty. The phrases in Flourishing Phrases are so diverse and they have such a lovely font.  I had decided to purchase this set in wood mount so I can easily use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure I stamp the words straight. I don’t seem to have the ability to stamp words straight just by eye-balling it. It is a wonderful tool that I turn to time and time again.  So, without further adieu, here’s the card I made for Miss Hunter:

Flourishing Love

Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon*, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Papers: Blooms & Bliss DSP, Botanical Gardens Vellum Stack*
Ink: Island Indigo
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon*
Tools:  Bitty Butterfly Punch, Small Oval Punch*, Small Scallop Oval Punch*, Envelope Punch Board, Stamp-a-ma-jig

*retired product

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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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Paper Pumpkin Gift Set

Have you been on the fence, wondering about Stampin’ Up!’s subscription box, My Paper Pumpkin? Let me tell you…it is so fun!  Getting a box each month with an exclusive stamp set and all the trimmings to make cards or other project ideas. I squealed with delight when I received the March Paper Pumpkin box called “Hello Sunshine”.  This kit makes 9 cards with lots of embellishments left over!  My friend’s Birthday is coming up and I wanted to make her a little set of cards that she can send on to others.  The colors and patterns in this kit match beautifully with the Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper called Wildflower Fields.  Sale-a-Bration goes away at the end of this month, so if you simply MUST have something…get your order in quick!  I used the Envelope Punch Board to make the box to keep the cards in.  I found measurements on Pinterest. Cut your paper to 9” x 9”. Score and punch at 3 ½” and 4 ½” on the first side. Then, turn and line up the score lines and punch and score again on the remaining 3 sides. Use a 12” x 1” strip of left over DSP to make the belly band.  Super easy!

Paper Pumpkin Set Paper Pumpkin Box

Stamp Set: Hello Sunshine (March 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Cardstock: Hello Honey, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Wildflower Fields (SAB)
Ink: Blackberry Bliss Lovelies:  Paper Pumpkin Kit, 1 ¼” Circle Punch, 1 ½” Circle Punch Tools:  Envelope Punch Board

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