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Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

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Making a Christmas Card with Stars – Paper Crafts Ideas

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Cards, Christmas | 0 comments

Making a Christmas Card with Stars – Paper Crafts Ideas

Making a Christmas Card with Stars - Paper Crafts Ideas

Today’s paper crafts idea is a Christmas Card with a focus on stars.

I love blues and reds together for Christmas cards.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional reds and greens, but there is something about a blue and red color combination that gets me excited!

This card is one that you can make in minutes and uses very few supplies.

The stars are stamped in both Real Red and Coastal Cabana inks.  They are from the Many Merry Stars stamp set.  After being stamped, they are die cut using the Stars Framelits.

Both stars are layered using dimensionals.  And then both are added onto a die cut Coastal Cabana circle  – the Circle Framelits were used to cut the circle.

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A little dry embossing was added to the lower section of the Whisper White card front.  I used the Filigree Frame embossing folder to take care of that.  And then the Natural Chevron Ribbon was used across the middle.  I love that this ribbon is only printed on one side, giving me the option of not using chevrons.

The inside piece of Whisper White was also dry embossed with the Filigree Frame folder.

And this card was completed with a Rhinestone Jewel in the middle of the smaller star.

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This is an easy card to make, and here are all the supplies.

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And if you are thinking to yourself, “Meg always uses polka dots on Monday’s – where are they?”  They are found in the Real Red star!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, be sure to check back in later this week for more paper crafts ideas – you might just find more Christmas card ideas using stars!

 

Friday Flip Using Framelits and Patterned Paper to Make a Card – Video Tutorial

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Cards, Thank You | 0 comments

Friday Flip Using Framelits and Patterned Paper to Make a Card – Video Tutorial

Friday Flip Using Framelits and Patterned Paper to Make a Card - Video Tutorial

Welcome to this week’s Friday Flip where we will be using Framelits and patterned paper to make a Thanks card.  Just like the other Friday Flips, this one has a video tutorial.

Below you will find the inspiration project, the complete list of supplies as well as the video tutorial.

This is our inspiration project:

Friday Flip Using Framelits and Patterned Paper to Make a Card - Video Tutorial

I love all the layers.  This one was a bit simple for my liking, but when I saw it, I saw nothing but possibilities!

Here is your Friday Flip Video Tutorial:

Here is our finished Friday Flip Thanks card that uses Framelits and Patterned Paper:

Friday Flip Using Framelits and Patterned Paper to Make a Card - Video Tutorial

The only supply not listed in the grid below is the 10 Second Bow Maker.

This must-have tool is made by my sweet hubby, and my ridiculously cute kiddo helps me package and ship them.

To grab your 10 Second Bow Maker, head over to http://www.10secondbowmaker.com or simply click the image below.

10 Second Bow Maker

Quick Order Links of Supplies Used.  Simply Click on the item to order online.

Big Shot

$99.95

 

Thank you so much for joining me for this week’s Friday Flip!  I hope you enjoyed seeing this different way to use the Window Frames Framelits – and I love that patterned paper!  See you next week in our next Friday Flip video tutorial!

Banner Blessings to Make a Thank You Card (set from Stampin’ Up!)

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Cards, Thank You | 0 comments

Banner Blessings to Make a Thank You Card (set from Stampin’ Up!)

Banner Blessings to Make a Thank You Card (set from Stampin’ Up!)

For today’s project, I used the new Banner Blessings set from Stampin’ Up to make a Thank You card.

Who is this card for?  My delightful daughter, Emily.

This past week, Matt has been very sick and in bed.  He is slowly getting better, but we have avoided him (and his germs).

Emily and I had plans on Saturday to watch Hallmark Christmas movies in our jammies and bake cookies.

She came home from a Friday night slumber party at noon and asked what time we were leaving to go to Cookies and Hot Chocolate at the club house.  As for me, already in my jams, this was the first time I had heard about this.

A quick shower and getting ready, followed by fixing the hair and getting her “Santa Photo Ready” and we were out the door.  After an hour and a half of waiting in line and a handful of cookies eaten, we decided to stay out of the house, run some errands, do some Christmas shopping or whatever we wanted.

We had a blast.  We went in many stores, bought next to nothing, went to dinner, looked at decorations and just had a blast.

Then yesterday, I drove halfway to Houston to meet my mom and hand off Emily, so she can spend some time with her and with my sister for the week.

It is always hard for me to be away from our kiddo.  She is such a light in our world.

And this card is for her.  It is a thank you card for spending a day with me, laughing, goofing off, enjoying life and having fun.  Most days are filled with the things we have to do, and time off with her these past few months is a rarity.

To start this card, I started with my patterned paper.  It’s polka dots (go figure).

This polka dot paper is from the Moonlight paper stack from Stampin’ Up. – and all supplies are listed at the bottom of this posting ;).

A little Blackberry Bliss scallop is peeking out from the left side edge of the patterned paper.  And then I added some more of that color behind the sentiment by using the Oval framelits.

The sentiment is from the new Banner Blessings set – that I LOVE so very much, and it is die cut using the Chalk Talk Framelits.

Banner Blessings to Make a Thank You Card (set from Stampin' Up!)

All that goodness is layered onto a Hello Honey card base.

For the inside, it is just a strip of the Moonlight paper – same pattern.  And another scallop strip of Blackberry Bliss – all on top of a Whisper White rectangle.

Banner Blessings to Make a Thank You Card (set from Stampin' Up!)

This card goes together in a matter of minutes, making it a perfect card when you need one in minutes!  You can make it and send it in no time.  Below is the list of supplies for you.

Quick order links for supplies.  Simply click on the link and order them online:

Big Shot

$99.95

Thank you so much for joining me for today’s quick card using the Banner Blessing set to make a Thank You card – all supplies on this one are from Stampin’ Up – see you in the next post!

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Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

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New Friday Flip Video: Making a Handmade Card

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Cards, Thinking of You | 0 comments

New Friday Flip Video:  Making a Handmade Card

New Friday Flip Video:  Making a Handmade Card

It’s Friday – and that means a new Friday Flip!  Today’s handmade card that we are making is based off one of my favorite Thank You cards:

New Friday Flip Video:  Making a Handmade Card

I love so many things about this card, I don’t even know where to start.  I love banner/button combo, the polka dots (OF COURSE!), the sentiment, the list goes on and on…

So how do you take so many things and change them up?  Start with the simple wins.  Can you change the orientation of it?  Meaning rotating it 90 degrees.  Do you have another sentiment?  And for the banner, can you make it smaller and go with a smaller button too?

Let’s dive into the video…

Check out today’s video here and don’t forget that all the products are listed below:

 

 

Quick Order Links for today’s Friday Flip supplies:

Banner Punch

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Bird Punch

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Here is our finished Friday Flip handmade card:

New Friday Flip Video:  Making a Handmade Card

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s Friday Flip!  I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this handmade card.  See you in the next project!

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Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

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Using Stampin’ Up’s Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Cards, Love | 0 comments

Using Stampin’ Up’s Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Using Stampin’ Up’s Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Today’s hand made card uses the Groovy Love stamp set from Stampin’ Up.

It’s Monday morning, and that means bright colors and polka dots…  and coffee…. lots of coffee.

Bright colors and polka dots give me such a good start to the week.  Today’s card is no different.  I was able to pull in my polka dots from both an embossing folder and the Groovy Love stamp set.

I have no idea who this card is for, which is unusual.  Most of my cards start with a person in mind, but not today’s.  Today was more about the color palette.  I don’t think I will ever get bored with hot pink and black.  As I type this, I just now realized that I am wearing hot pink and black today.  Haha… I just took a sip of coffee and looked at my coffee cup, it too is black and hot pink.  I guess this color palette was just meant to be today.

Which begs the question, when is last project you made to coordinate with your clothes?

Clothes are a great place to pull in color palettes.

Back to the card.

Why hearts?  Why not?  I love the zebra print and polka dot designs on the Groovy Love stamp set.  Check out this set:

Using Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade CardUsing Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

The hearts were the first things stamped and punched.  (I am such a sucker for coordinating stamps and punches.)  Then it was decision making time, did I want this on a square or a circle.  Obviously, the circles won out.  But I needed a backer for the circle, and pulled in the Starburst Framelits.

Using Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Don’t worry, all the supplies are listed at the bottom of this page.

When I remembered the Hearts Border punch sitting in my punch holder, I added the little strip of black with the hearts punched out.  I liked that look so much that I through it in for the inside of the card.

Using Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Finishing touches included the bow.  Look at that super cute bow!!!  If you have any trouble tying bows, be sure to grab a 10 Second Bow Maker!

Using Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

And when we put it all together, we get this handmade Groovy Love card:

Using Stampin' Up's Groovy Love to Make a Handmade Card

Quick Links for Products Used to Create this Handmade card.  Click on items for easy ordering.

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s post all about making a handmade card using the Groovy Love stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Paper Crafts Ideas: Using Four You From Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Cards, Thinking of You | 0 comments

Paper Crafts Ideas: Using Four You From Stampin’ Up!

Paper Crafts Ideas: Using Four You From Stampin’ Up!

For today’s Paper Crafts Idea we are using polka dots and the Four You stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I use this dang set all the time.

Being such a sentiment and font junkie, I have to give this one two thumbs up.  It’s great, check it out:

four you stamp set, stampin up

If you have been following me for any length of time, you probably know that Monday’s require bright colors, polka dots and coffee.  Today is no different.  I just need that jolt of fun, pep, and brightness to get me going on a Monday morning.

For the color palette, I am not sure why I chose Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.  It just sorta happened.  It was the neutrals that took me a bit to pick out.  White was a given.  But what about that black?  It was initially a brown, then changed to a gray before it was black.

Don’t worry about what supplies are used, there is a chart at the bottom with all of them listed.

If you struggle with your neutrals, take an extra minute and pull out all of your neutrals.  One sheet of each neutral in one section of your stamp area will save you lots of stress and frustration.  Then just test it out.  Lay out the other layers on top of your neutrals and see how it looks.

When you put the right color for it, you will instantly know.

For an extra pop, I added some texture to the Whisper White Embossing Folder.  Having the big polka dots rather than the small ones looks much better and breaks up all the little dots.

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Then for the bow, it is all the magic you get with the 10 Second Bow Maker.  In less than 10 seconds, I had a perfect bow, even though this is a wide ribbon.  If you don’t have one of these gems, order it today and you will probably have it by this weekend!  Click here to order yours today.

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OK – I am outta here!  Lots to create and share in Stamping Family – gotta go love on those fabulous ladies.  If you are not a member of Stamping Family, be sure to come check us out.

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Thanks so much for joining me for today’s post, I hope you enjoyed today’s paper crafts idea with polka dots, bright colors and the Four You stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

 

Friday Flip: Using For All Things from Stampin’ Up! – Fall Card Idea

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Cards, Other | 0 comments

Friday Flip:  Using For All Things from Stampin’ Up! – Fall Card Idea

Friday Flip:  Using For All Things from Stampin’ Up! – Fall Card Idea

Today’s Friday Flip uses the For All Things stamp set from Stampin’ Up to make a fall card.

Here was our inspiration:

Friday Flip:  Using For All Things from Stampin' Up! - Fall Card Idea

What I really loved about the inspiration project was the twirled ribbon and the subtle background layer.  So I wanted to make sure that both those elements were in this card.

Starting with color, I chose my favorite fall colors:  Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler – and this time went with Old Olive.  I would normally choose Always Artichoke, but I only have Old Olive ribbon.

Don’t worry – all the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post for you.

Then it was a matter of layers.  Choosing what to make the background layer and what color to make the top layers.  This was merely trial and error.  I knew where the ribbon needed to go, so it wouldn’t have worked to have the banner Old Olive.  Does that make sense?  Then I just played around until Crushed Curry became my card base.

In this post from earlier this week, I shared this project:

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But it didn’t show you how to do it.  In our video today, you will learn how to do the “Thumping Technique” with markers.  And it will do this:

Friday Flip:  Using For All Things from Stampin' Up! - Fall Card IdeaAnd here is our finished project:

Friday Flip:  Using For All Things from Stampin' Up! - Fall Card Idea

Let’s jump right into our Friday Flip video using For All Things from Stampin Up:

 

Now that is an easy technique, isn’t it?

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Thank you so much for joining me today for the Friday Flip!  Be sure to check back next week, we won’t be using the For All Things from Stampin Up, you will have to check back to see what we use!