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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Exciting Pre-Order Opportunity and Sharing Shimmering Flowers with Friends

I am so excited about the early release of the Share What You Love Suite! Stampin’ Up! is offering 3 bundles that you can purchase in May…one month before the catalog goes live, and there are some freebies involved, too! There’s one more super-special offer during May…keep scrolling to find out!

My favorite part of this suite is the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. There’s touches of pearlized beauty on these thick sheets and I cannot say enough about them! I kept today’s card simple, with just a touch of ribbon peeking through on the sides of the “friends” die from the Lovely Words Thinlits. I really wanted to emphasize the pearl accents on the paper. Love Love Love! I darkened the color on this photo so that it’s a little easier to see the pearlized flowers.

Sharing Shimmering Flowers with Friends

Stamp Set:  Love What You Do (inside sentiment)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Mint Macaron
Specialty Paper:  Share What You Love
Ink:  Mint Macaron (inside sentiment)
Lovelies: 3/8” Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon
Tools:  Lovely Words Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform


Here’s the “Just Getting Started” bundle, which is perfect for the new stamper. And you will receive the Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes free!

Just Getting Started Bundle


Then, there’s the “A Little More, Please” bundle, which is perfect for avid stampers. With this purchase, you will receive both a pack of 40 Very Vanilla envelopes and the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit free!

A Little More Please Bundle


Oh, Boy…and then there’s the perfect bundle for people like me. It’s the “Gotta Have It All” bundle. With the purchase of this, you will receive a pack of Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes, the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, AND the exclusive Statement of My Heart stamp!

Gotta Have It All Bundle


And the last, but certainly not least, special May pre-order is…the 2018-2020 In Color Ink Pad Bundle!!!In Color Bundle

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Baby Bear for Autum Kaye

We went to visit my newest little niece yesterday – Autum Kaye. Just 10 days old! What a sweet baby!  Here’s the congratulations card I made the new parents. I am so pleased with it – Baby Bear is simply darling and perfect to welcome a new little life. I have my friend Stephanie to thank for the idea of making a square card. I hadn’t made one in quite a while, but she recently made a baby card that was square…inspiration! And a big thank you to Stampin’ Up for making the bow in the Holly Berry Builder punch match the Baby Bear bow.

Baby Bear for Autum

Baby Bear Girl

Stamp Set:  Baby Bear
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Stack
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools:  Holly Berry Builder Punch

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Tip Top Touches of Thanks

Tick Tock…Tick Tock…the countdown is on! We’ll be saying goodbye to the 2015-2017 In Colors in two short months, so to remind everyone of how beautiful this collection is, today’s cards feature 3 of them – Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe.  I felt an organic card would work best with these colors and I’ve been holding onto this set called Touches of Texture for the perfect time. So happy I bought this set! I wonder if it will make it into the new catalog?  The font of the sentiments in Rose Wonder is perfect for this style. And always pay attention to the little details – I used a sponge dauber to add Mint Macaron ink to the Very Vanilla Lace Doilies. Love it!

Tip Top Touches of Thanks

Stamp Sets:  Touches of Texture, Rose Wonder
Cardstock:  Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
Lovelies:  Lace Doilies, Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Sponge Dauber

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Banner Blessings Sticky Note Calendars

Every time my stamping club, The emBOSSing Queens, meet, I like to give them a thank you gift. Each November, it inevitably ends up being something I can put a calendar on. This year is no exception! The hardest part, for me, is deciding on the sentiment to use. As I was looking through all my sets for an appropriate one that fits throughout the whole year, I happened upon Banner Blessings. I haven’t used it in a while, but it was a great fit for my club ladies. And bonus – you can score it for half price in the clearance section, while supplies last!  These are so quick and easy to make. It takes just 2 pieces to make the base – 4 ¼” x 11” and 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. I found the easiest visual online at:  http://www.cardcreationsbybeth.com/2009_11_01_archive.html

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All the sticky-note calendars use Banner Blessing photopolymer stamp set, layering ovals framelits dies, assorted 3” x 3” sticky notes, and the large size calendars from www.vippies.com.

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Designer Series Paper: By the Shore
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Mint Macaron

Designer Series Paper: Fruit Stand
Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Cucumber Crush
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Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie

Designer Series Paper: Fruit Stand
Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz

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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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