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Mixing Stippled Blossoms with Sweet Stuff from Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 0 comments

Mixing Stippled Blossoms with Sweet Stuff from Stampin’ Up!

Mixing Stippled Blossoms with Sweet Stuff from Stampin’ Up!

What do you get when you mix Stampin’ Up!’s Stippled Blossoms with their Sweet Stuff stamp sets?  A great card, that’s what.  I love the font they used for the words “miss you”, it is fun and girlie, and exactly what this card needed.

Back when I was a wee young stamper, 16 years ago, I totally fell in love with two step stamping.  That is where you use two stamps to create one image.  It’s like magic every single time.  After 16 years, it still isn’t old. Stippled Blossoms is such a pretty set.  I love it for sympathy cards, miss you cards, you can really use it for anything.  OK, maybe not Christmas :).

Two step stamps give you the look of awesomeness in no time at all.   Check out Stippled Blossoms:

Mixing Stippled Blossoms with Sweet Stuff from Stampin' Up!

For the flower, I used Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry – and don’t worry, all the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.  For the leaves it is Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.

I wanted to add another pop of color.  And Real Red was perfect!  Little hints of it and then also the base of the card really make the yellow of the flower pop.

Being Monday, you know it has to have polka dots, and they are there in texture with the Old Olive card stock.  It was dry embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Mixing Stippled Blossoms with Sweet Stuff from Stampin' Up!

For the sentiment layers, I built those using both the Chalk Talk Framelits and the Decorative Label Punch.  A little scallop of Real Red from the Dotted Scallop Border Punch help those layers not to blend into the background of the card.

A quick bow of Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon was added.  If you struggle at all with tying bows, be sure to grab the 10 Second Bow Maker.  You can tie this bow in 10 seconds with this handy tool.

Here is the finished card:

Mixing Stippled Blossoms with Sweet Stuff from Stampin' Up!

Quick Links for online ordering with Stampin’ Up!:

Thanks so much for joining me today for this Monday card featuring Stampin’ Up’s Stippled Blossom stamp set along with the Sweet Stuff stamps set.  Check back tomorrow for more!

New Sale Items from Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

New Sale Items from Stampin’ Up!

New Sale Items from Stampin’ Up!

Less than a week to snatch up these deals!  Use the Quick Links below for easy online ordering of these Stampin’ Up! sale items!

 

 

How to Make a Quick Thank You Card (Paper Crafts Ideas)

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Cards, Thank You | 2 comments

How to Make a Quick Thank You Card (Paper Crafts Ideas)

How to Make a Quick Thank You Card (Paper Crafts Ideas)

Good Monday morning and welcome to paper crafts idea all about how to make a quick thank you card.

For this card, I went with minimal supplies, one stamp, one ink, one bright color and neutrals – and don’t worry, all the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.   There is nothing like a black and white card with a pop of color.

This past weekend, my hubby and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary.  We dated for almost 7 years before we got married.  And my sweet sister came into town so that we could go out.  (Everyone was out of town it seemed for the holiday weekend!)  So I needed to whip up a card for sis thanking her for coming out here.

Look at how young we were!  That’s my Matt with our nephew, Carter – who is now driving.  Matt is a great guy, with a devious streak to him.  He is a great supporter of all I do and also the carpenter behind the 10 Second Bow Maker.  Those are made in our garage, right here in the USA.  He is a wonderful hubby and father and we are lucky to have him!

quick thank you card

OK, I will quit talking about my crush and get back to the card…

It started with one piece of the Back to Black patterned paper.  Since this paper is double sided, this worked out perfect.  I cut them into strips and attached them onto the Whisper White card base.  But then I wanted to make that top section pop a bit.

Using 1″ circles and half circles – I have circles on the brain from the latest Inspiration Posting in Stamping Family – I used alternating circles on the paper, and all black above the paper.

Then for the pop of color.  I went with Daffodil Delight.  Any color would have worked, but that cheery yellow on a rainy day like we are having this morning seemed meant to be.

How to Make a Quick Thank You Card (Paper Crafts Ideas)

I love my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig.  Really.  Love.  It.  I used that to get the perfect placement of my sentiment from the Four You stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  (Again, all supplies are listed below.)

How to Make a Quick Thank You Card (Paper Crafts Ideas)

The finishing touches for the front of the card came in with the Daffodil Delight ribbon and the 10 Second Bow Maker.  I tied a double loop bow – and you will learn how to do that with the purchase of the bow maker – and attached into onto a strip of Daffodil Delight ribbon and the card was just about complete.

How to Make a Quick Thank You Card (Paper Crafts Ideas)

To completely finish out the front of the card, I went with another strip of patterned paper and a bit wider strip of Daffodil Delight card stock.  I did have a hard time deciding which pattern to use, but chose the arrows in the end.  Ahh, the joys of double sided paper can also be a challenge!

How to Make a Quick Thank You Card (Paper Crafts Ideas)

And there you have it.  We have a great black, white & yellow thank you card.

Here are your Quick Order Links for the products used in the making of this Thank You Card:

Thank you so much for joining me today for this paper crafts idea on how to make a quick thank you card!  Be sure to check back often to see what else is in store for you here on the blog!

The Friday Flip – Using For All Things Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Cards, Other | 1 comment

The Friday Flip – Using For All Things Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

The Friday Flip – Using For All Things Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

It’s Friday – and that means a new Friday Flip & today’s uses the new For All Things stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

We are starting with our inspiration card:

The Friday Flip - Using For All Things Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!'s

And FLIPPING it into our new card.  Remember, it doesn’t have to be a card we don’t like.  In fact, they say that imitation is the finest form of flattery, right?  So I am taking a card I love and flipping that into a new one.

The Friday Flip - Using For All Things Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Only one stamp set was used in our new card, and all the supplies are listed under the video for you.

As usual, I made the Friday Flip into a video tutorial for you.

See the newest Friday Flip featuring the new For All Things stamp set here:

The Friday Flip - Using For All Things Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Here is your set of Quick Links for ordering any of the products that you saw that you like and simply have to have:

Stampin’ Up! Quick Links

Thanks so much for joining us today for the Friday Flip!  If you like these videos, you will love Stamping Family.  It is my site for all my exclusive content just for members.  With inspirations (like ones that kick started the Friday Flip), swaps, over 1000 hrs of video and more, come and check it out.

Learn more about it here:

The Friday Flip - Using For All Things Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Thanks again for joining us for today’s Friday Flip – Using For All Things Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

New and Semi New Stampin’ Up! Products on Sale!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

New and Semi New Stampin’ Up! Products on Sale!

New and Semi New Stampin’ Up! Products on Sale!

Simply click the links below and add them to your shopping bag – only 1 week to grab these deals!

 

DIY Card Making: Making a Birthday Card Using Stampin’ Up! Supplies

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Birthday, Cards | 2 comments

DIY Card Making:  Making a Birthday Card Using Stampin’ Up! Supplies

DIY Card Making:  Making a Birthday Card Using Stampin’ Up! Supplies

Before we dive into today’s DIY Card Making Birthday Card, don’t forget that today is the LAST DAY for the Stock Up on Stampin’ Up Supplies Special!  All ink pads, a ton of card stock, the staple type items are on sale!

Stamps, inks, paper, adhesive up to 20% off through today.

See it all here!

For this card, it all started with a unique color palette – it is our newest Color Inspiration in Stamping Family.  It’s one I would never naturally pick, but even though I struggled with it, I am happy with the results.  The Color Inspiration section is one of several sections providing inspiration to Stamping Family members.  If you aren’t a member, click here to learn more about it.

After having our color palette, it was time to dial in which sentiment I wanted to use for this birthday card.  I opted for another unlikely choice.  It is the Four You stamp set, which is a favorite of mine, but the sentiment was too long for this particular project.  Grabbing my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig and stamp cleaner, I was able to split the text into two lines, working perfectly for this card.

Then it was all down to the layering.  Lots of layering in specific places.

The patterned paper is the Lullaby paper from Stampin’ Up!  And then the next few layers were just for pops of color incorporating all the colors in the Color Inspiration.  The pop of color I like the most is the Blushing Bride banner under the sentiment, it added so much to the card.  My second favorite pop of color is the Calypso Coral circle under the rhinestones.

DIY Card Making:  Making a Birthday Card Using Stampin' Up! Supplies

For the inside of the card, I just went with a Blushing Bride layer to tie it all together and not have a nekked inside.  Here is the finished DIY Birthday card:

DIY Card Making:  Making a Birthday Card Using Stampin' Up! Supplies

All supplies are from Stampin’ Up! and can be ordered here:

Blushing Bride 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"

Blushing Bride 8-1/2″ x 11″” Card Stock”
[119796]

$6.95

Banner Punch

$12.95

Thank you so much for joining me today for this DIY Card Making on Making a Birthday card using these awesome items from Stampin’ Up!  Don’t forget to stock up on your supplies while they are on sale, and also be sure to check out Stamping Family!

Friday Flip Video Tutorial Using Cupcake Party from Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Birthday, Cards | 2 comments

Friday Flip Video Tutorial Using Cupcake Party from Stampin’ Up!

Friday Flip Video Tutorial Using Cupcake Party from Stampin’ Up!

Today’s Friday Flip is a video tutorial using the Cupcake Party stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Our inspiration piece comes from a card kit from Stampin’ Up! called Everyday Occasions.  That is a really fun card kit that includes everything you need to create 20 cards – including the stamp set.  You an see everything in that kit here:

When you finish up a kit, be sure to hang onto the pictures, they can become your inspiration projects, just like today’s.

I kept polka dots in the background and then pulled in colors from the Sweet Taffy patterned paper from Stampin’ Up!  That’s how we get the Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie.

Friday Flip Video Tutorial Using Cupcake Party from Stampin' Up!

And don’t worry, all the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post with easy links for where you can order them.

Friday Flip Video Tutorial Using Cupcake Party from Stampin' Up!Here is the video tutorial for this project:

Your supply list as promised, and I included the kit for you as well.  Simply click on the items below and add them to your cart – have them shipped directly to your door:

Supply List

Thank you so much for joining me today for the Friday Flip!  I will see you next week with a different Friday Flip that won’t include the Cupcake Party stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

New Stampin’ Up! Items on Sale

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 1 comment

New Stampin’ Up! Items on Sale

New Stampin’ Up! Items on Sale!

Grab these great deals now, they are only available for one week!

 

Paper Crafts Idea: DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin’ Up!)

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Cards, Halloween | 2 comments

Paper Crafts Idea:  DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin’ Up!)

Paper Crafts Idea:  DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin’ Up!)

Happy Monday and welcome to this DIY Halloween Card Paper Crafts Idea.  As many of you know, Monday’s and I have a love/hate relationship.  They love me, so much so that every 7 days they come around to say hi.  And me, well, I personally think that Monday’s are a four letter word, if you get what I mean.

So I try to take Monday’s and brighten them up.  The cards you see posted here on Monday’s are created on Monday morning.  They usually have bright colors and polka dots, and it’s my way of trying to show up Monday and change the tune of it.

Today’s card follows the same principles.

I am not a big Halloween person.  It’s just not something I go all out on.  I don’t send a lot of cards, and now that Emily is homeschooled, we don’t have the treats to exchange at school.  So it doesn’t make sense for me to purchase a lot of Halloween items.  But I normally find one or two things that I want to create and look for a versatile stamp set each year to do just that.  (All the supplies are listed at the end of this post, so don’t worry about keeping it all in your mind as you read through this.)

This year’s stamp set is one that I have found most people are overlooking, it is the Frightful Wreath stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This is a great set for card making, scrap booking, project life-ting and of course, wreath making.  So I grabbed that one stamp set and just looked to other supplies that I already have to create all that I want to this Halloween.

Here is the simple stamp set that is Stampin’ Up!’s Frightful Wreath:

Paper Crafts Idea:  DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin' Up!)

For today’s card, I dug around to see what I could use along with it.  And last Friday, I used it for the Friday Flip.  If you missed that post, click here for it.

I landed upon the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set to get the word “happy”.  And then picked out a scrap of the Back to Black Designer Series Paper, also from Stampin’ Up!  And then grabbed my Pumpkin Pie cotton ribbon.

Grab a few ink pads and it is ready to go!

The first step was to create my banners.  If you don’t like hand cutting banners, consider this die cut set that will do the work for you:

Paper Crafts Idea:  DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin' Up!)

Two banners of card stock, one of Pumpkin Pie and one of Rich Razzleberry.  Then the 3rd is that Back to Black paper.  To finish that section off, I used the Pumpkin Pie ribbon for a strip to separate the Whisper White and Basic Black sections.  Then a bow was tied on top.  If you struggle with tying bows, you really might want to get the 10 Second Bow Maker.  It makes tying bows quick, easy, and perfect every time.

Paper Crafts Idea:  DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin' Up!)

The stamping is done with Rich Razzleberry for the “happy” and Pumpkin Pie for the “Halloween”.  Add some Memento Tuxedo Black ink for our splatters, which are our ‘polka-dots’ for the day – and your stamping is almost done.  I repeated the splatters on the inside of the card as well.

To finish it off, I used the Pumpkin Pie ribbon for a strip to separate the Whisper White and Basic Black sections.  Then a bow was tied on top.  If you struggle with tying bows, you really might want to get the 10 Second Bow Maker.  It makes tying bows quick, easy, and perfect every time.

All this crafting goodness was layered onto a base of Rich Razzleberry and just like that, this card is done!

To finish it off, I used the Pumpkin Pie ribbon for a strip to separate the Whisper White and Basic Black sections.  Then a bow was tied on top.  If you struggle with tying bows, you really might want to get the 10 Second Bow Maker.  It makes tying bows quick, easy, and perfect every time.

Here are all the supplies used to create today’s DIY Halloween Card paper crafts idea.

Simply click on the item names and add them to your shopping bag:

Thank you so much for joining me, be sure to check back in this week for more paper crafts ideas like this DIY Halloween card.

Using Stampin’ Up’s Owl Punch for Monster Punch Art – The Friday Flip

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Cards, Halloween | 0 comments

Using Stampin’ Up’s Owl Punch for Monster Punch Art – The Friday Flip

Using Stampin’ Up’s Owl Punch for Monster Punch Art – The Friday Flip

Welcome to this week’s Friday Flip where we are using the Owl Builder Punch from Stampin’ Up! to create monster punch art!

The Friday Flip is all about taking one project idea and FLIPPING it into another project.  All the supplies used to create it are listed at the bottom of the post.

Here is a snippet of our project inspiration:

The Friday Flip Inspiration Project - Card Making Video Tutorial

You can view the entire project here.

Starting with the hearts, we are FLIPPING it into monsters – and crazy cute monsters too!

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Let me show you how to do that in this week’s Friday Flip video tutorial.


Below are all the supplies you will need to recreate this cute monster punch art card.

Simply click on the links below to order any of these items:

friday flip, monster punch art from stampin up owl punch

Thanks so much for joining me for the Friday Flip!  Do me a favor, leave me a comment and share this with your friends!

I hope that you enjoyed this Monster Punch Art Project using Stampin’ Up!’s Owl Punch!