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Dry Embossing Supplies On Sale! (Stampin’ Up!)

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

Dry Embossing Supplies On Sale! (Stampin’ Up!)

Dry Embossing Supplies on Sale!  (Stampin’ Up!)

This week, Stampin’ Up! has a lot of dry embossing items on sale!

From the Texture Boutique Machine (which only does dry embossing with folders like these) to the folders themselves, this is a hot week to save some $$$!

Click on the items below to order from my store!

 

Card Making Video: How to Make a Birthday Card (Friday Flip)

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Birthday, Cards, Christmas | 2 comments

Card Making Video:  How to Make a Birthday Card (Friday Flip)

Card Making Video:  How to Make a Birthday Card (Friday Flip)

Welcome to today’s Friday Flip – this card making video is all about How to Make a Birthday Card.

Each week, I bring you a new video I like to call the Friday Flip.  It is where we take one project idea and FLIP it into another.

Let’s take a look at today’s inspiration project:

Card Making Video:  How to Make a Birthday Card (Friday Flip)

This Christmas card is super easy to make, and I love the layout of it.

But….

I need a birthday card!

Watch as I take a few supplies and turn a Christmas card idea into a Birthday card idea in this Friday Flip Card Making Video:

What do you think?  I think I like the birthday card better than I like the Christmas card now!

Card Making Video:  How to Make a Birthday Card (Friday Flip)

It doesn’t take a lot of supplies to create this card.  And of course, you can use products you already have.

The only supply not listed below is the 10 Second Bow Maker.  If you want to tie perfect and/or fancy bows, be sure to check it out!

http://www.10secondbowmaker.com

However, if you want to make it like I did, here are the links where you can order the product:

Quick Order Product List:

 

Thank you so much for joining me for today’s Friday Flip – I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this birthday card in today’s card making video!

Looking for Card Making Inspiration?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Cards, Stamping Family, Stamping Family | 0 comments

Looking for Card Making Inspiration?

Looking for Card Making Inspiration?

If you are looking for inspiration with your card making, you really should check out Stamping Family!  In Stamping Family every week, we have three inspiration sections.

One is just for color combinations.  There are color combos that you can use exactly as they are – or you can use those as a jumping off place for your own.  And remember, you don’t have to have those exact colors, go with what you have!  This week we have a new one that I never would have put together on my own – and I LOVE the way the card turned out.  (I loved it so much, I made my first card with them, and then kept on going and made more!)

So how does it work?

Each week a new set of colors appears on the site, posted by either me or one of the Design Team Members.  Members of Stamping Family can then create their own projects using those colors, or similar colors, and share their creations with others on the site.

Do members have to post what they create? 

Nope, not a requirement, but it is so awesome to see other’s creations!

Are they just up for one week?

These never get taken down.  Once a color combination is posted, it stays in the site.  So if you are trying to figure out a winning combination, you can meander through all the inspirations, current and previous!

Are there prizes?

Yes!  Each month we have fun contests and yes, there are prizes!

Can I see an example?

Of course!  This is our most recent one that I am in love with!

Looking for Card Making Inspiration?

If you are not a member of Stamping Family, come and check us out.  We have a LOT of members that have been with us since day one.  With over 150 videos already in the site waiting for you, there has never been a better time to join us.

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

 

Click here and become our newest Stamping Family Member!

 

Do You Get My Emails? And a Stampin’ Up! Sale!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Cards, Other | 1 comment

Do You Get My Emails?  And a Stampin’ Up! Sale!

Do You Get My Emails? And a Stampin’ Up! Sale!

Just a quick post to see if you are getting my emails with project ideas – and to let you know of this week’s sale from Stampin’ Up!

Here is a sneak peek of the project idea I will be sharing in my email newsletter that goes out tomorrow.

 

 

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If you are not on my mailing list, be sure to sign up now!

 

 

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Here are some fun items that are on sale this week with Stampin’ Up!  To order, simply click on the product names below and add them to your shopping bag.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Stampin’ Up! sale – be sure to sign up for my email newsletter list before you go!

DIY Card Making: Using Sheltering Tree to Hug a Friend

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Cards, Friendship | 5 comments

DIY Card Making:  Using Sheltering Tree to Hug a Friend

DIY Card Making:  Using Sheltering Tree to Hug a Friend

Welcome to today’s DIY Card Making project – today we are using the Sheltering Tree stamp set from Stampin’ Up, as a way to send a hug in the mail to a friend.

This was not the card I thought I was going to be making this morning.  Funny how life changes at a moment’s notice.  Without warning.  It’s just different.

Before my first sip of coffee today, I witnessed a hurt friend.  We hugged, we cried, I came home and cried.

Is there a lot I can do to help her?  I can’t fix her hurt, I can’t fix her problem, but I can be her friend.

When I stepped back into my stamp room today, I knew I had to make her a card.  So away went the birthday stamp set I planned to use.  And over the weekend, I made a card using the Sheltering Tree stamp set from Stampin’ Up for Stamping Family.  I used a lot of the same elements on the card for that site as I did for this one below.

It started with the color palette.  In times of sadness, I often craft with pastel colors, nice and soothing.  The first time I made today’s card it was with pinks and purple.  And it just wasn’t quite right.  Call me weird when it comes to color, I don’t mind – but I think the colors we surround ourselves mean something.

I feel she needs strength right now.  And while she may not have it, she needs the strength of others.  So I went bold and added red into the card.  I used the softer colors but the accent color is red.

There are polka dots on it, because I love polka dots, and she knows my love for polka dots.  And she may pick up on that, she might not, but I know it’s there.

Do I think I can change the whole world with a card?  Nope.

Do I think I can make a card that might bring her half a smile for a fleeting second and send her a hug in the form of a card?  Yes.  And that is enough.  If we all did that, think of what all the fleeting seconds would add up to?

If you have someone in your life that is hurting and you want to send them a card, let me share with you what you need to know if you want to make this one.

You will start with a circle.  The one I used is a 3-7/8″ circle.

Then you stamp your tree.  I used Baked Brown Sugar ink for the tree trunk and branches.  The leaves start with Pear Pizzazz ink.  And the same color was used for the grass.  The flowering buds on the tree are Real Red ink. (All the supplies are listed below this project – so you don’t have to try to remember them.)

DIY Card Making:  Using Sheltering Tree to Hug a Friend

The circle is layered onto a Pear Pizzazz 4″ square.  I used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for the smaller polka dots.  And before the circle went on top, I added a strip of Real Red ribbon around it.

DIY Card Making:  Using Sheltering Tree to Hug a Friend

The base of the card is Whisper White, and I used the Large Polka Dot folder for it.

Finishing touches include a heart punched out of Real Red card stock, and a rhinestone added on top.

And then my favorite bow – a double loop bow – tied with the same Real Red ribbon and the 10 Second Bow Maker.

DIY Card Making:  Using Sheltering Tree to Hug a Friend

For the inside, I used the sentiment “friendship is a sheltering tree”, as I felt it was perfect.  She needs to let her friends shelter her with love, support and strength right now.

DIY Card Making:  Using Sheltering Tree to Hug a Friend

If you are at all like me, and you want to make more cards for your friends this year – and you just need some inspiration, some creative ideas, and want to do this with other stampers, be sure to come and join us in Stamping Family.  We would love to see you there.  It’s a place for sharing, creating and getting/giving inspiration!

As promised, here are the supplies I used to create today’s DIY Card Making project:
If you need any of these supplies, click on the items below to order.  Thank you so much!

Big Shot

$99.95

Thank you so much for joining me for today’s DIY Card Making project where we used Sheltering Tree to send a hug to a friend.  If you need to send a hug, this is an easy card you can make.  See you next time with more DIY card making projects.

Friday Flip: Making an Uplifting Card for a Friend (Video Tutorial)

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Cards, Friendship | 0 comments

Friday Flip:  Making an Uplifting Card for a Friend (Video Tutorial)

Friday Flip:  Making an Uplifting Card for a Friend (Video Tutorial)

Today’s Friday Flip is all about making an uplifting card for a friend.  It’s meant to acknowledge that person who just makes your days better and brighter.

Let’s start with our inspiration card:

Friday Flip:  Making an Uplifting Card for a Friend

It is a simple card with some great elements on it.  We are keeping with the bow, the layers, the scallop, the banner  – and of course, the polka dots!

(And all the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.)

The stamp set we are using is the You Brighten My Day set from Stampin’ Up!, it is a Sale-a-Bration set, meaning that you can’t purchase it, it is one that you can choose for free when you order $50 of goodies – and it’s only available for another couple of months.

Check out this awesome set:

You Brighten My Day Stampin Up

Here is this week’s Friday Flip video tutorial:

Here is our flipped card:

Friday Flip:  Making an Uplifting Card for a Friend

Many of the same elements are the same from our inspiration card, but just flipped enough to make it unique.

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The bow was tied using the 10 Second Bow Maker.  If you struggle with tying bows, or you want to make fancier bows, like the ever popular double loop bow, then be sure to check out the 10 Second Bow Maker.

10 Second Bow Maker

If you want to recreate this card, below are the supplies you will need.
Quick Order Links – Simply Click the Links Below To Order and Have It Shipped To You:

Thanks so much for joining me for this week’s Friday Flip!  This week it was about making an uplifting card for a friend, who knows what next week will bring.  Leave me a comment below and tell me your favorite part of this week’s Friday Flip.

 

 

 

Save on Stampin’ Up! Items This Week!

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

Save on Stampin’ Up! Items This Week!

Stampin’ Up! Sale

For one week only, grab these awesome sales! Click the items below to order them before these sales from Stampin’ Up! are over!

Best Day Ever Paired with Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (Both From Stampin’ Up!)

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in All Occasion, Cards | 3 comments

Best Day Ever Paired with Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (Both From Stampin’ Up!)

Best Day Ever Paired with Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (Both From Stampin’ Up!)

Welcome to today’s post where we pair the Best Day Ever stamp set along with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, both of these items are from Stampin’ Up!

I love the Best Day Ever stamp set for several reasons.  First, it’s a free stamp set.  (And I always say that free stamps stamp better.)  Second, there are so many possibilities for this set.  When I first saw it in the catalog I was OK with it.  But once I held it in my hands, it was like the clouds parted, this ray from above came and shown down directly into the stamp set I held in my hand, and I am pretty sure I saw a unicorn out of the corner of my eye.

Did any of that really happen?  No.  But you can use this set for so many things.  Check it out here:

Best Day Ever, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Dies, Stampin up

See, from large splotchy polka dots, to hearts, to triangles to flowers, to two awesome sentiments – it’s just the set that keeps on giving!

For today’s card I made a pocket card, using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  This is another item I liked, but the more I use it, the more I love it!  I shared my favorite project so far using it in Stamping Family late last week.  (It is a crazy cute project!!!)  If you are not a member of Stamping Family, click here to check it out.  (It too, is AWESOME!)

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Back to this card though…

The color combination for this started with the colors in the Birthday Bash paper.  I pulled in the Calypso Coral, the Bermuda Bay, the Night of Navy and some Crushed Curry.

First I created that pocket using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits:

Best Day Ever, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Dies, Stampin up

These go together so quick, and you get a ton of other dies in this set, not just the bag.  Look at all you get:

Best Day Ever, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Dies, Stampin up

The banner comes from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, I die cut it twice and stacked them.

I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Best Day Ever stamp set twice to split the words to allow for my button strip.  (HINT:  Use a Post It Note to block off the areas you don’t want stamped!

The button comes from the Best Day Ever Accessories Sale-a-Bration catalog.  So it is another free item.  (I don’t know about free buttons buttoning better, I just like free buttons!)  Then a bow was tied using Whisper White Baker’s Twine along with the 10 Second Bow Maker.  Using the 10 Second Bow Maker makes quick work of tying a perfect bow every time.  Whether you struggle with tying simple bows, or you like tying fancier bows – like the ever popular double loop bow – then you should check out the 10 Second Bow Maker.

10 Second Bow Maker

For the insert, I went simple.  I used the other sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Best Day Ever stamp set.  And then I added a strip of stars that was die cut using one of the die cut strips that is in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

Best Day Ever, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Dies, Stampin up

And just like that, you have an awesome card!

Best Day Ever, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Dies, Stampin up

All using just one free stamp set, one free accessories pack, the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and some Birthday Bash patterned paper!

Here are the Quick Online Order Links.  Simply click on the product below, add them to your bag, check out and have it shipped right to your door.

Big Shot

$99.95

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s project where I paired Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Treat Bag Thinlits with the Best Day Ever stamp set.

 

Friday Flip: How to Make a Handmade Card using Crazy About You Bundle

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Cards, Thinking of You | 1 comment

Friday Flip:  How to Make a Handmade Card using Crazy About You Bundle

Friday Flip:  How to Make a Handmade Card using Crazy About You Bundle

Hello and welcome to this new video that is the Friday Flip:  How to Make a Handmade Card using Crazy About You Bundle!

I am using the Crazy About You stamp set along with the Hello You Thinlits from Stampin’ Up! in today’s video tutorial.  (All the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.)

Let’s start with our inspiration card:

Friday Flip:  How to Make a Handmade Card using Crazy About You Bundle

And here is our final card:

Friday Flip:  How to Make a Handmade Card using Crazy About You Bundle

Check out this transformation in today’s Friday Flip video tutorial:

 

You don’t need a lot of supplies to make this card.  The only one not shown in the grid below is the 10 Second Bow Maker.  You can grab this handy-dandy tool here.

Friday Flip:  How to Make a Handmade Card using Crazy About You Bundle

Quick Order Links for Products used to create this week’s Friday Flip Making a Handmade card using the Crazy About You Bundle:

 

Big Shot

$99.95

Banner Punch

$12.95

Thanks so much for joining me today for the Friday Flip:  How to Make a Handmade Card using Crazy About You Bundle!  Leave me a comment about it below!