Classic Class of 2019

I was commissioned to make a card for a college graduate. Back when my middle child graduated High School, Stampin’ Up! offered a “Class of 2015” stamp. Obviously after using it for that occasion, it started collecting dust. I spied it and thought, “Hey! I should cut the stamp apart!” And that is what I did. I finally thought outside the box. I also decided to use gold foil for the year and I think it is a great fit with this card. I used a little-known die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits collection that cuts a series of small circles. Using this on the gold foil paper made the circles look like metal brads and I just love the effect! The Take Your Pick Tool was a lifesaver in picking up those little circles and placing them on the glue dots.

Classic Class of 2019
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Class of 2015
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Gold Foil
Ink:  Night of Navy
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Large Numbers Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Take Your Pick Tool

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just a few days 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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#JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics

The Facebook group I belong to, The Joy of Sets, has a fun monthly Tic Tac Toe challenge blog (check it out here) and this time around, I actually achieved TWO rows! I was having a difficult time trying to decide what to do at first. But once I decided to stop overthinking it, it just started to flow. I love all the layers on this card and how there is such depth – some things are popped up on one Dimensional, some on two and the shaker component is made with the Foam Adhesive Strips. I can’t stop shaking it – I love the sound of the diamonds in it! Interactive shaker cards are the best!

Here’s the #JOSTTT005 May Challenge:JOSTTT005 Challenge

I did Green-Flowers-Stripes and Stripes-Blue-Emboss and I’m feeling so accomplished!

JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics Front
JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics Side
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Itty Bitty Birthdays, Tropical Chic
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Lovelies:  Diamonds (Dollar Tree)
Tools:  Banner Punch (retired), Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Tropical Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform , Sponge Daubers

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just under 2 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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Fresh Out, Bro!

As promised, here is the card I slipped in to Marcus’ backpack before he headed back to Virginia. For context, here’s the backstory for you. One of his shipmates says, “Fresh out, bro!” almost every time someone asks him for something. Even if he has that item in his hand, he’ll still say this and not share. Now, all the other shipmates say the same thing to be smarta$$es. This is why I never make him a card ahead of a visit – he always regales me with some kind of story that I can incorporate into a card! Now this endeavor was a little trickier, as I used Word to type up the phrases and had to get the positioning right. It actually only took me two tries. I wasn’t going to attempt to get the “MOM” centered properly on the computer, so I skimmed through all my sets and Thoughtful Banners fit perfectly! This card was meant to be!

Fresh Out, Bro

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Text Ya Later*, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Big Shot

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog (only available until January 2, 2019) and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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It’s Hard to Say Goodbye Cat Sympathy

A friend asked me to make a card for her to give to one of her friends that recently had to put down their furry little guy. I decided to make two cards for her to choose from and used opposite colors. I sponged Dapper Denim and Memento Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White, then punched out a 2 ½” circle. The cat die is from Poppystamps and it is popped up with Dimensionals. I tried using the Dapper Demin Enamel heart on both, but it faded into the background against the banner of Dapper Denim, so I used the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends marker to color it black. Not a typical color for a heart, but I felt it was ok on this. The Simple Stripes Embossing Folder gives the perfect subtle background. The inside of the cards read, “It’s hard to say Goodbye to such a Special Companion.”

It's Hard to Say Goodbye Cat Sympathy
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Cat Sympathy (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Dapper Denim*, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dapper Denim
Stampin’ Blends: Dark Basic Black
Lovelies: 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes*
Tools:  2 ½” Circle Punch, Banner Punch*, Large Sitting Cat Die (Poppystamps), Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Stampin’ Sponges

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace

Today’s card is all about Miss Grace and her favorite color purple. She’s a sweet little girl celebrating her Birthday and I just love using glitter for little girls. Yes…parents just LOVE me. But, since Stampin’ Up doesn’t have any purple glimmer paper, I had to make my own.  I used a sponge dauber and sponged Highland Heather onto the Sparkle Glimmer Paper and turned it into a yummy cupcake!

Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace close up

The Coffee Cups framelits include a die that doubles as either a cup sleeve or corrugated cupcake liner as well as a die that doubles as both froth and a frosted cupcake top! I finished it off with the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, which happens to be one of my faves, and a few Glitter Enamel Dots. Happy Birthday, Grace!

Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace

Stamp Set:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Coffee Cups Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Petals & More Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Sponge Dauber

The 2018 Holiday Catalog is now available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your wish list going!
2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

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Stained Glass Duo

The Graceful Glass Suite is so eye-catching. The stained glass look is so gothic and regal – especially when you use the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers to color the vellum.

Here is a card with a layout I cased from a sample featured in the Demonstrator magazine called Stampin’ Success. The tone-on-tone of layering an embossed piece of cardstock onto the same color card base is so classy here. I just love it!

Stained Glass Thank You
Stamp Set:  Painted Glass
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Graceful Glass Vellum
Ink:  Old Olive
Stampin’ Blends: Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pool Party
Lovelies:  3/8” Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Petals & More Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

For the bookmark, I first mounted the Graceful Glass Vellum onto Whisper White. It didn’t look right because I colored the frame of the vellum in Light Crumb Cake. I carefully removed it and tried it on Very Vanilla instead. It was perfect! I’m definitely liking this much better. The Detailed Trio Punch made the bookmark shape a breeze.

Stained Glass Bookmark
Stamp Set:  Painted Glass
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Specialty Paper:  Graceful Glass Vellum
Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pool Party
Lovelies:  3/8” Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon, Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch

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