Flirty Peekaboo Peacock

I am so in love with Brusho Crystal Colours – they are so vibrant! I used Red and Yellow to make this gorgeous background. To work with the Brusho powder, I taped the watercolor paper down using Washi Tape onto a piece of cardboard. It helps to keep it from curling too much from all the water and when it’s all dry and you remove the Washi tape, it makes a beautiful border. Using the Aqua Painter, I covered the entire piece in plain water. Then I sprinkled on the Brusho powders and spritzed water on to move it around a bit. I love the embossed silver on it, too. For the peacock’s tail, I used sponge daubers to put Peekaboo Peach on the bottom and Flirty Flamingo on the top, being careful to blend slightly for continuous color. After I added the body in Melon Mambo, I fussy cut the peacock out to pop it up with Dimensionals. This color combo is awesome together!

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Stamp Set:  Beautiful Peacock
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Watercolor
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach
Lovelies:  Brusho Crystal Colours, Silver Metallic Thread, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools:  Starburst Punch, 2” Circle Punch, Layering Squares Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Spritzer, Sponge Daubers

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Lovely Amazing Valentine Fancy Fold

I was trying to find a fun way to showcase the Lovely Words Thinlits and found this post by Connie Stewart: https://simplysimplestamping.com/fancy-folds-blog-hop-cherry-sundae-box-card/  Her fancy fold is awesome and I was super excited to give it a try with my stamp club. So, here’s my version of a fun Valentine! You can see the Sparkle Embossing Folder detail even better on the top view. And the icing on the cake? It lays flat to fit into a standard size medium envelope!

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Lovely Amazing Valentine Fancy Fold Top View

Stamp Set:  Amazing You
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Real Red, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Red & Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Real Red
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Lovely Words Thinlits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

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Amazing Balloon Celebration

I am so in love with the font of the sentiment “celebrate” in the Sale-a-Bration set Amazing You. I’m foreseeing a LOT of Birthday cards featuring it! Sometimes I forget about the extra dies in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set, so when I decided on the banner in it, my eyes drifted onto the die that makes a row of circles. Perfect for that extra little pop of shine! This card makes me especially happy since it features the colors of my Alma Mater, Lakeshore Public Schools – Go Big Red!

Amazing Balloon Celebration

Stamp Sets: Amazing You, Balloon Celebration
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Petal Passion DSP
Ink: Versamark, Real Red
Lovelies: Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, White Embossing Powder, Metallic Foil Doilies
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Anchor Greetings

I apologize for the length of time since my last upload. Things have been chaotic around here, to say the least. Life marches on, however, and the clock was ticking down to get my swap cards out. I knew I wanted to participate in the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. It’s the first time I planned to contribute…the perfect challenge to join in on. It’s the WWC116 – Kath’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge. Unfortunately, the challenge closed yesterday evening. That’s ok, though, because sometimes we just need a little nudging to get our creative juices flowing, right?  So here’s my “Color Challenge” to inspire you:Dapper Garden MarinaSometimes the hardest part of putting a card together is just deciding on colors. I went with a few of my favorites…blues and green. Once I picked my colors, the rest of the card came together quite quickly. It was nice being able to just stamp for an hour.  The die used to cut out the sentiment is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits collection. It is a perfect fit – with just enough room for an enamel shape! Between the enamel shape and the Burlap Ribbon, they are spot-on embellishments for a masculine card. And I love the finishing touch of adding the anchor to the envelopes, too!

Anchor Greeting

Stamp Set:  Guy Greetings
Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Garden Green, Marina Mist
Lovelies:  5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Seaside Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

P.S. All the items used will be carrying over into the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!

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Blushing Valentine

I wanted to give my Stampin’ Club members sweet little Valentine goodies to thank them for being in my club. I realized the sentiment “You’re the sweetest” from the Sale-a-Bration set Tasty Trucks was perfect! I kept it soft and sweet with the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper in the background. Hunter told me a great tip when it comes to using embellishments like the little pearls. She said that our eyes find it more visually appealing when things are in the shape of a triangle. So, when I added the pearls, I put them into a triangular layout…and I think she’s right!  It gives it a great balance.  I used punches for the sentiment and the tag top, framelits for the circle and thinlits for the hearts. Punching and die cutting makes everything easy and fun, the only thing left to do was to put a couple yummy cookies into cellophane bags and attach the tags!

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Stamp Set: Tasty Trucks
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Falling in Love
Ink:  Blushing Bride
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon, Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  Classic Label Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot

Let me know if you want to add any of these products to your stamping stash! And if you’re one of my locals, be on the lookout for an invitation to my next Mystery Hostess Party in February!

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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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