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Posted on September 24, 2018

Easy Peasy Way to Use up Some Scraps!

Mojo Monday/ Projects

Hey Stampers! We had so much rain this weekend and I heard from several customers throughout the country that rain seemed to be coming down everywhere! Gosh, I know we need rain, but let's have a break for awhile!

I have to admit, one good thing about rainy days is extra inside stamping time! My project for you today is an easy peasy way to use up some scraps!

Easy Peasy Way to Use up Some Scraps!

Isn't this card adorable? AND,  truly it is easy peasy, only 5 steps!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Darling Label Punch Box (146855)
  • PAPER –Whisper White (100731), Brights 6×6 Designer Series Paper (146964)
  • INK –– Black Memento (132708)
  • OTHER – Glitter Enamel Dots (146934), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

Cutting & Scoring:

  • Whisper White – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 ¼”
  • Scraps for punching of Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana Printed Papers

Instructions:

  1. Punch printed papers and arrange punches on Whisper White Panel.
  2. Stamp “hello” onto White scrap and punch.
  3. Wrap silver metallic thread around 3 fingers and adhere to back of white punched sentiment with dimensionals. Adhere to white panel as shown.
  4. Embellish with Glitter Enamel dots.
  5. Adhere to Whisper White card.

Now, one of the most important things to tell you about this card is this. You can use ANY scraps you have, ANY punch you have and ANY sentiment you wish. Seriously guys, this is one of the easiest, yet cutest, cards you can make!

 

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Posted on September 11, 2018

Where Were You?

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September 11, 2001, 8:45 AM. Do you remember where you were when you heard the news about planes hitting the World Trade Center? Like most people I'm sure, I remember exactly where I was as if it was just yesterday.

The day began like any other Tuesday that year. Our daughter and I drove over to her homeschool co-op, where I was the director. We had everything set up for our 500+ students and parents had already begun dropping off their kids. News started coming in and, honestly, we all started to panic a bit. False stories added to that of course but I think every heart in our building skipped a beat and we were all somewhat in shock. What had really happened? Were our students safe or was something going to happen at our location? Were traveling family members safe? Questions were many and emotions ran high.

Everyone pulled together and we made it through that day and the coming days. People talked to each other a little more. People were kinder and helped out each other a little more. I truly hope we never experience anything that horrible again. But, for a time, our differences did not matter and we were all Americans, praying for one another and those who lost loved ones that day.

I wanted to share a card today, in remembrance of all those who lost their lives and whose lives were changed forever because of those they lost.

Where Were You?

One of my sweet customers sent this card to me a week or so ago. Mary found me on Facebook and we struck up a friendship, even though she lives in another state.  We both love stamping and often send each other cards we've made. She was in the military and loves to create using military-themed stamps. She wanted to use this particular stamp, with the towers, to send to me because of September 11 coming up.

When I received her sweet card I knew I would use it in a post today. It's amazing how one little rubber stamp can share friendship and touch lives. I am so thankful for crafty friends like Mary!

 

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Posted on March 7, 2018

Charming Café – Black & White with a Pop of Color

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Hey Stampers! Hope you all are having a great week…we are officially on the downhill slide and close to Friday Eve…lol! Who's excited?? Today's card, Charming Café – Black & White with a Pop of Color, is so simple, yet “charming” I think!

Charming Café - Black & White with a Pop of Color

This scene reminds me of one of the cafes in Barcelona that hubby and I visited last year on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip. We fell in love with this beautiful city in Spain and actually spent more time there this past fall. Dave is ready to move right away but I'm not quite ready to leave the kids and grandcherubs…we'll see! 🙂

If you have any questions on today's project, give me a shout. Here are the instructions and, of course, you can find all supplies at my online store.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsCharming Café Clear Mount Bundle (147508)
  • Card Stock – Calypso Coral (122925) Basic Black (121045) Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival Inkpad (140931)
  • Misc. – Charming Café Clear Mount Bundle (for framelits – 147508) 2 ¼” circle punch (143720) Whisper White Bakers twine (124262)

 

Measurements:

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock                             –   11” x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock                                   –   5 ¼” x 4”
  • Basic Black cardstock (for punching circle)     – 3” x 3”
  • Whisper White cardstock (need 2)                 –   5” x 3 ¾”

 

Instructions:

  1. Score Calypso Coral in the middle (at 5 ½”) and fold
  2. Adhere Basic Black 5 ¼” piece to front of Calypso Coral card base
  3. Add one of the two Whisper White cardstock pieces 5” to the inside of the card base
  4. Stamp the store window on the 2nd piece of 5” whisper white
  5. Stamp chairs on scrap piece of whisper white and die cut with coordinating framelits
  6. Use dimensionals to add chairs to whisper white card piece that has store front stamped on it
  7. Punch 2 ¼” circle
  8. Fold circle over top of 5” Whisper White piece that has stamped Charming Café elements
  9. Adhere this piece to layered Calypso Coral and black cardstock base
  10. Cut length of bakers twine, tie into bow and add to basic black circle (For my bow I doubled the bakers twine for a fuller look)
  11. Add greeting of choice to inside card or handwritten message

 

 

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Posted on March 6, 2018

Would You Like To Make This Gift Card Holder?

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Would You Like To Make This?Would You Like To Make This?

Would You Like To Make This Gift Card Holder? Please join me on Wednesday at 7:00 pm CST when I'll be doing a Facebook LIVE tutorial where I'll be completing this gift card holder using the beautiful Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.

Set yourself a reminder to grab your favorite beverage and pop in on Facebook. I will be using Berry Burst Cardstock and ribbon, but feel free to use whatever you like and follow along. I've included the project measurements below in case you want to have everything ready to go ahead of time!

Hope to see you on Wednesday! 🙂

Measurements:
​Berry Burst Cardstock Base:  4 1/4″ X 11″, Score at 2″, 71/4″ and 7 3/8″
Berry Burst Insert Piece:  3 3/4″ X 6 1/2″, Score at 1 3/4″ and 6″
Powder Pink Layers: 3″ X 4″ and 1 3/4″ X 4″
Sweet Soiree DSP:  2 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ and 1 1/2″ X 3 3/4″
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Posted on November 2, 2017

Christmas Wishes with Merry Mistletoe

Paper crafting/ Projects

Happy Thursday friends! Now that Halloween is over, you know what that means, right? Time to start thinking about Christmas cards! I drove by one of our local malls yesterday and a big crane was setting up an enormous lighted and decorated tree. My first reaction was to scream NOOOO!!!!!! It's not even Thanksgiving yet. But, I know the holidays will creep up on all of us (this happens every year, right?!) so I want to start giving you some card and other project ideas over the next few weeks. Today I'm sharing Christmas Wishes with Merry Mistletoe.

Christmas Wishes with Merry Mistletoe

If you typically send out a lot of cards to friends and family, I think you'll love this simple design. Only one stamp set is used, and just a few other products.

I'll share the instructions below but let me give you a few time-saving tips when making this card, or any other card for that matter.

  • Assemble all your card “ingredients” first. Just like when you bake for the holidays, typically you pull out the recipe and make sure you have all the necessary items before you start. Don't forget envelopes!
  • Cut all your paper at one time and put into individual stacks, then into a ziploc bag. Once you get ready to assemble, you'll have all the paper pieces ready. The bag helps to keep them clean and organized. I typically go on a crafting retreat before the holidays to work on my cards and this system helps me get right down to business.
  • Do all of your stamping at one time. Be sure you have re-inked your stamp pads ahead of time so you will get a clean, crisp stamped image.
  • If you are using embellishments or ribbon, be sure to check ahead of time to make sure you have enough for every card.

Merry Mistletoe instructions, including measurements

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsMerry Mistletoe (143655)
  • Card Stock – Be Merry (144111), Whisper White (100730), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Garden Green (102584)
  • Stamp Pads – Cherry Cobbler (126966), Garden Green (126973)
  • Misc. – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL adhesive (104332), 1 3/4” circle punch (119850), Regals Enamel Dots (141681)

Measurements:

  • Be Merry: 3 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 2 3/4” x 4”
  • Whisper White: 1 1/2” x 3 1/2”; 2” square; scraps for trees
  • Cherry Cobbler: 1 3/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Garden green: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”

Instructions:

Create Garden Green card base. Adhere two pieces of Be Merry paper using SNAIL adhesive.

Ink phrase using Cherry Cobbler Ink and stamp onto Whisper White strip. Adhere to Cherry Cobbler strip and then to card front using SNAIL.

Stamp two trees using Garden Green ink and cut out using paper snips.

Punch Whisper White circle. Adhere two trees to circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere circle to card front using SNAIL.

To complete card add two Garden Green enamel dots.

If I can help you with this card or you'd like to schedule “creative session” to brainstorm ideas for YOUR perfect card, just shoot me an email and we'll get busy!

 

 

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