Elliott’s Awesome Big Sister Zoey!

As you can guess from the title, we have a new member in our family – my great nephew, Elliott Patrick. He is practically perfect in every way! And he has an awesome big sister, Zoey! I made a congratulations card for my niece and her husband, but I wanted Zoey to feel extra special and get a card just for her. I thought the Z behind the unicorn would be a cute detail. It’s difficult to see in the photo, but I added Clear Wink of Stella to the entire unicorn as well. The inside sentiment is “And an Awesome Big Sister!” that I typed up on my computer and printed in Mint Macaron. She’s 2 ½ years old, so it must be all about Miss Zoey!
Awesome Big Sister Zoey
Stamp Set:  Magical Day*
Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper*, Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Pack*
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Write Markers:  Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella
Tools:  Magical Mates Framelits*, Large Letters Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Banner Triple Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Heart)*

*Retired Product

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Mirror Image Technique with Feathered Friends

One of my Stamp Club members asked for me to teach them the Mirror Image Technique. If you know me, then you know I went on a YouTube viewing frenzy trying to find the best way to create a mirror image of a stamp…and it paid off! After hours of pouring through different technique videos and trying each one out myself, I finally found the one that produces the best image transfer. A huge thank you to France Martin for this video: https://youtu.be/j4uwbKN7TIU

I decided to have my clubbies do the mirror image with the birds from Bella & Friends. The smaller parrot was part of the stamp that includes the dog with the balloon, so I confidently cut the stamp apart so I could have the little bird separate (see the cutting line in my photo below). So much easier! I used to be scared to cut my stamps apart…but now I rarely hesitate.

Bella Stamp Set

I knew I wanted to highlight the gorgeous paper in the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack and I wanted summery, fun colors. Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party were super fun together and make a very cheerful all-occasion card. I’m so glad we have Stampin’ Blends in those same colors, too!

Mirror Image Featherd Friends

Tip of the Day: When using a Dynamic Embossing Folder, be sure to use a Stampin’ Spritzer to lightly spritz both sides of cardstock with water before running it through the Big Shot. This step will prevent cracking of the cardstock from the deep impression.

Stamp Set:  Bella & Friends
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral
Lovelies:  Faceted Dots
Tools:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Silicone Craft Sheet, Stampin’ Spritzer

Give the Mirror Image Technique a try and let me know if you think it’s as easy as I do!

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Happy Acorns

I have had a whirlwind October. I was able to visit my niece and her family in Pennsylvania. From there, we went to upstate New York to visit my son. We decided to add in a day trip to Vermont and Massachusetts. It was a much needed vacation. The one thing I forgot, though, is that I always sneak and leave a card for my son to find after we’ve said our goodbyes. There were some items I needed to mail to him after we got back home, though, so I made sure to make him one. First I made the top card with So Saffron. Hunter advised me that it was a little too feminine and that I needed to make it with a shade of blue instead. Hence, the two cards you see. I love this DSP…it’s too bad it’s retired and I’m almost out of it. Those super cute little acorns crack me up!

Happy Acorns

Stamp Set: Lovely Amazing You*
Cardstock: Island Indigo, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Into the Woods*
Ink:  Early Espresso
Lovelies:  Subtles and Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot

*Retired Products

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