Faces of a Ladybug Waterfall RAK

I am part of a Facebook group that encourages creating our cards for others in Jesus’ name. You can call it a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) card. Each month there is a post that people can comment on providing the name and address of someone that could use some cheering up. One person had a special request for a relative. I will not disclose anything personal, but based on what I read, I knew an interactive, cheerful card was in order. That inspiration is shown here – a waterfall card with the many faces of a sweet little ladybug. I just know the recipient is going to love it and being able to bring a smile to someone’s face is the greatest blessing for me.

Ladybug Waterfall FrontLadybug Waterfall StepsHere’s the inside of the card:
Ladybug Waterfall Inside
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Little Ladybug (SAB)
Cardstock:  Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red (inside)
Stampin’ Blends:  Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Color Lifter
Love:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine (retired)
Tools:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Mini Stapler (retired)

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Honey Bee Joy Fold for the Joy of Sets January 2020 Blog Hop

January 2020It’s time for another The Joy of Sets Blog Hop and I am finally able to participate again. The last time was June…shame on me! Our theme for January is “Something New” and boy, oh boy, do I have some new things! I decided to use the Honey Bee Bundle on page 30 of the new Spring Mini along with the coordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper I earned for free in the Sale-a-Bration brochure (page 10). I decided to use more fun, free goodies by also using the So Saffron/Gold Bakers Twine and Sequins from the combo pack available on page 7.

Honey Bee Joy Fold Front
When I put all the products in front of me, I just knew I wanted a fun fold for this card. I decided on the Joy Fold. It’s been a couple years since I made one and I don’t know why…it’s so quick and easy and really adds a lot. I made sure to use the Black Dimensionals for the bees and hive so you don’t see glaring white against the black and gold. I topped all the bees with Wink of Stella. Visit Splitcoast Stampers here for the Joy Fold tutorial.

Honey Bee Joy Fold partial open
Honey Bee Joy Fold open
Stamp Set:  Honey Bee
Cardstock:  Basic Black, So Saffron, Whisper White
Specialty DSP: Golden Honey (SAB)
Ink:  Staz-On Saddle Brown, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (SAB), Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Bee Dies, Black Dimensionals

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January 2020 Blog Roll

Angie McKenzie
Amanda Farlinger
Libby Fens
Jane Allmark
Tricia Butts
Angelique Nederpel
Fiona Whitehead
Sandra Roberts
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Brenda Nelson
Susan Webster
Anne Marie Hile
Gez Carpenter
Annette Ball
Kaylin Krawczyk
Narelle Fasulo
Jennifer Arent
Vicki Milyard
Alejandra Gomez

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the new 2020 Spring Mini, 2020 Sale-a-Bration, and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Hey Lady! How About a Sneak Peek?

I am so excited to share a super cute card with you that uses a very special stamp set. This adorable Little Ladybug will be available January 3, 2020 through March 31, 2020, during Sale-a-Bration. You cannot buy this set – it is a Host set you earn for free with a $300 party. It is just darling!

Hey Lady How About a Sneak Peek
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Little Ladybug (SAB Host)
Cardstock:  Highland Heather, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Wink of Stella
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019 Holiday Catalog and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Gingham Easter Lilies

I had to wait to share this until after Easter so that the people receiving them wouldn’t see them ahead of time. Even though Easter is over, you can still make these cards…just change the sentiment to whatever you need. Even though some of these products are from Sale-a-Bration and are no longer available, I know several people that have these items. If you weren’t able to get your hands on them, you can always substitute with products you already have.

Gingham Easter Lilies
I have always loved the look of vellum on cards. So reminiscent of the cards I used to receive as a child from my mother. She knew how much I loved the crinkly sound of it. These cards use the soft, pretty colors from the Gingham Gala 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Stack (available in the Occasions catalog) as my inspiration. I glued the lilies and sentiment onto the vellum, then placed adhesive onto the back of the vellum on the spots where the lilies and sentiments are. This way, when gluing the vellum layer onto the DSP, no adhesive shows through. I hope everyone liked the colors I chose for them!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Lasting Lily (SAB), Teeny Tiny Wishes*
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Vellum, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Gala 6” x 6” Stack
Ink: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive
Lovelies:  Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB)
Tools:   Small Oval Punch*, Lily Framelits Dies (SAB), Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

SAB – Sale-a-Bration Retired Product
*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. There are just about 6 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Frog Waterfall for a Shy Boy

There is the cutest little guy I know who will be turning 2 soon. He doesn’t really talk to me…but sometimes I can get a smile out of his little face. I’m hoping to get on his good side with a fun, interactive Waterfall card.  I am not above bribery. Links to some of my other Waterfall cards and the directions are at the end of this post.

Frog Waterfall for a Shy Boy


And a friendly reminder that Sale-a-Bration is ending soon – March 31st! You can only get this adorable frog stamp set, So Hoppy Together, free with a $50 minimum purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  So Hoppy Together (SAB), Paper Pumpkin 6th Birthday Bonus (March 2019), Paper Pumpkin Poppin’ Birthday (March 2019)
Cardstock:  Cucumber Crush*, Soft Sky*, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  2015-2017 In Color Stack
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Call Me Clover, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Soft Sky Thick Baker’s Twine*, Mini Staples*
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Mini Stapler*

*Retired Product

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

Here are some of my previous posts with Waterfall cards:
Double the Dinos
Waterfall by the Seaside
Waterfall Panda Celebration

If you want to make one yourself, the directions are here on Splitcoast Stampers:  https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/waterfall_card/

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Watercolor Wishes Quick and Simple

I decided to dust off a couple retired products – we all have them and we all need to use them more! A couple years ago, there was a beautiful card kit called Watercolor Wishes. I just love the stamp set and knew the “You’re Amazing” sentiment was the perfect size for the 1″ slot I created. This layout is super easy – just cut your top layer piece 1″ shorter than a standard layer. Then, put it in the trimmer at whatever angle suits you and give it a cut. Glue it down with the end borders even and…TADA! A quick, easy way to add interest to your card!  Isn’t this Designer Series Paper just adorable? It’s only available for a couple more days – free with a $50 minimum purchase – during Sale-a-Bration!

The other dusty items on these cards are the Brights Collection Buttons. OMGoodness…I have no idea how old they must be! Anyone care to guess? I topped the buttons with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine tied in a triple bow. I first made a standard bow, but the twine was a bit too small for the scale of the buttons.

Watercolor Wishes Quick and Simple
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Watercolor Wishes*
Cardstock:  Mango Melody, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Painted Seasons (SAB)
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Lovelies:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Brights Collection Buttons*

*Retired Product

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

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Balmy Blue Thinking of You

What’s not to love about the beautiful new horse set in the Occasions catalog? The Let It Ride set is perfect for not only people that own and care for horses, but for those of us that dreamed of having a pony when we were little girls.

Balmy Blue Thinking of You

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Let It Ride, Lots of Love*
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Balmy Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon (SAB)*
Tools:  1 ¾” Circle Punch, Starburst Punch

*Retired Product

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
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