Easter Blessings

I recently held a card making class for some super fun ladies at my church. We made two cards – one Easter and one Birthday. Today I’ll be sharing the Easter card. I can’t believe it’s almost upon us! I will admit that I struggled with this card. I knew I wanted to use the floral cross from the set Blessed by God and the Easter sentiment inside from the current Occasions Catalog called Suite Sentiments. My dear Hunter came to my rescue for everything else – she picked out the color combo, layout, embossing folder and embellishment!

Easter Blessings

Stamp Sets: Blessed by God, Suite Sentiments
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies: Subtles Enamel Shapes, Bermuda Bay and Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine
Tools: Sponge Dauber, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Die, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Waterfall by the Seaside

I am in constant giggles over the fun fish in this Seaside Shore stamp set. And to think it wasn’t on my radar until my mom was leafing through the Annual Catalog and came across the By the Shore Suite (pages 92-93). She took one look and exclaimed, “Oh! I really like this!” So, using any excuse to buy more products, I decided I should get it…just for Mom, of course.

I adore making waterfall cards, so that is what I chose to make for a swap I signed up to do. The requirement was to make a “WOW” card…either a fancy fold or technique. Waterfalls are definitely fancy folds! If you’d like directions on how to make your own, check out the instructions at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/waterfall_card/

Waterfall by the Seaside

Stamp Set: Seaside Shore
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Bermuda Bay Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  Seaside Embossing Folder, 1/8” Circle Punch, Mini Stapler

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Fruitful Birthday

Today’s card features some scrumptious Designer Series Paper – Fruit Stand. It’s part of the Fruit Stand suite on pages 148-149 of the Annual Catalog. The coordinating stamp set has 24 stamps – both multiple fruits as well as sweet sentiments. Looking at this card makes me crave some juicy strawberries…better get to the local farm stand soon!

Fruitful Birthday

Stamp Set: Fresh Fruit
Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Fruit Stand
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
Lovelies:  Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools:  Decorative Label Punch

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Fiesta Tag Party!

I broke in more fun goodies last night – the Festive Birthday Suite (pages 10-11 in the Annual Catalog). I can’t get over how hilarious the llama is in this set – reminds me of the movie The Emporers New Groove. I’d totally watch it right now, if I had a working VCR! I promise the next card to showcase this suite will feature the llama.

This suite just begs for bright, bold colors and I was not about to disappoint. The adorable Designer Series Paper pulls all these fun colors together. And I’ll admit it. I…I mean Hunter… absolutely HAD to have this set just for the sentiment!  You’ll definitely be seeing these products being used again and again!

Fiesta Tag Party

Stamp Set: Birthday Fiesta
Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Lovelies:  Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Dots, Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  Festive Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Topper Punch

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Say Goodbye to the Purple Monkeys!

My stepdaughter Shanice asked me to make cards for her children’s teachers. She requested purple monkeys with glitter – hilarious! I had so much fun making these cards. I am sad to see all 3 of these stamp sets retire in 2 days. I decided to go with a lighter shade of purple to coordinate effortlessly with the retired 2013-2015 In Colors. I like to call them the “Ice Cream Colors”. So yummy!  Look closely and you will see the Dazzling Diamonds glitter on each little monkey’s tummy.  So darling! I hope Shanice agrees!

Purple Monkeys Purple Monkeys 2

Stamp Sets: Zoo Babies, Banner Banter, All Boxed Up (inside)
Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  2013-2015 In Colors Stack
Ink (Stampin’ Write Markers):  Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
Lovelies: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  1” Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch

Let me know if you want to get your hands on any of these retiring stamp sets! Only 2 days left!

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