Perfect Plum Painted Harvest

I can’t get enough of this Painted Harvest stamp set! It is so beyond versatile and I really like using them as my own “Designer Series Paper” for backgrounds. Since the last card I made using this set was super bright, I thought I’d tone it down a little and focus on purples. So happy with this!

Perfect Plum Painted Harvest

Stamp Sets:  Painted Harvest
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies:  Old Olive Sheer Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Spotlight on Shimmery Black

I am fully in love this the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. It is so vibrant and makes me happy! I am also fully in love with the current trend that features accents of black and decided to focus on this gorgeous 3/8” Black Shimmer Ribbon. I wanted one more little pop of black, so I used a cotton swab dipped into Staz-on Jet Black permanent ink and dabbed the color onto our Rhinestone Basic Jewels. It dried quickly and makes the perfect accent. I am quite pleased with the aesthetics of this card!

Spotlight on Shimmery Black

Stamp Set:  Beautiful You
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Staz-on Jet Black
Lovelies:  3/8” Black Shimmer Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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A Little Old, A Little New & A Little Carry-Through

My club order arrived today and I always put a little thank you card in with each order. I thought it would be fun to make little 3” x 3” square cards and have a little old (Watermelon Wonder Cardstock & Ink, Tasty Treats Specialty DSP), a little new (Wood Words Stamp Set, Wood Crate Framelits), and a little carry-through (Whisper White Bakers Twine, Pear Pizzazz Ink). I crack myself up with my rhyme! These 6 adorable cards only took 20 minutes to make and I can’t stop smiling when I look at those stinkin’ cute little strawberries I added to the envelopes, too!

Old New and Carry Through

Stamp Sets:  Wood Words, Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tasty Treats Specialty
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Wood Crate Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

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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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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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Hummingbird Thank You

I always like to include a card with orders I receive.  I wanted to do a soft, CAS (Clean and Simple) card. I settled on the Picture Perfect stamp set.  It’s been collecting dust because doing 4-step stamping can be very intimidating. They are by no means perfect, but I think the hummingbird is lovely. It is perfectly sized on the Whisper White Notecards, which are 5″ x 3/5″.  I love the hazy effect of sponging Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz for the background. The colors I used for each of the steps are:
1. Smoky Slate
2. Wild Wasabi
3. Marina Mist (stamped off once)
4. Marina Mist

Hummingbird Thank You

Stamp Set: Picture Perfect, Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes

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Old & New – Thank You!

I always include a little Thank You card in my Club members’ orders when I deliver them. I appreciate all my ladies!  Today’s thank you card is adorably sized using Stampin’ Up!’s convenient Crumb Cake Notecards. They are 5″ x 3.5″.  Featured on the card is a wonderful new bundle – Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set with the Flourish Thinlits – pure love! I wanted a vintage/collage style and the Timeless Textures Stamp Set makes it work.  I added a quick stamp of leaves from the Flourishing Phrases set on the envelope to pull it all together.  The Layering Ovals Framelits are adorable with the tiny little scallop for the layer.  I hope they like it!

Club Thank You

Stamp Sets: Flourishing Phrases, Timeless Textures
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake Notecards, Pear Pizzazz, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Tangelo Twist*
Lovelies:  Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Bohemian Designer Washi Tape*, Subtles Candy Dots*, Brights Candy Dots*
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush

*denotes retired product

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