Sunday, July 31, 2022

#35 Happiness

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Hello my lovelies!  

I decided to challenge myself to make cards following some of the samples in the Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog. This sounds fun! Some of them I may tweak a little depending on what supplies I have on hand to use. 

Today, I decided to start with the card on the cover the of Annual catalog (also seen inside on page 1).

The supplies and store links are listed below, but if you want some measurements (I just guessed from looking at the catalog photo), here is what I used....
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Torn notebook paper (not really, it's just a cool die to make it look that way)
    • 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Sentiment matting
    • 2 7/8" x 1"
Here is something else you may not know that's REALLY COOL:
The Designer Series Paper (DSP) coordinates with the stamp dies... in other words....  
YOU CAN DIE CUT OUT THE FLOWERS FROM THE DSP! 
Wha-what?!  I love this!!



Stamps: 159238 Happiness Abounds
Dies: 158823 Blossoming Happiness
Bundle: 158824 Happiness Abounds Bundle (save 10%)
Cardstock: 159276 Basic White
DSP: 158822 Hues of Happiness
Inks: 147051 Melon Mambo, 147095 Granny Apple Green
Other: 104430 Dimensionals, 158827 Glossy Dots Assortment

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

#34 Sending a Card to Say Hello

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Inside:



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Friday, July 29, 2022

#33 You Did It!

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Stamps: 159071 He's All That
Dies: 159078 All That
Punches: 159878 Very Best Trio
Cardstock: Basic White, Early Espresso
DSP: 159068 He's the Man
Inks: Early Espresso
Other: Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

#32 You Can Bug Me Anytime

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Stamps: Hello Ladybug
Dies: Scallop Contours (this will work, but my dies are older from my stash)
Punches: Build a Ladybug
Cardstock: Basic White, Basic Black, Real Red, Vellum
DSP: Perfectly Penciled
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Dimensionals, Glue Dots

This card was made specifically for CAS on Sunday. I don't create a lot of Clean & Simple cards and always wonder if I'm doing it right. This card was simple to create, and turned out so cute!! Hopefully I stayed within the challenge rules, but either way, it was fun.

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& Cardz 4 Galz (black, white, & ONE color)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

#31 So Glad You're Here

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These birdhouses are so cute! 

Stamps: Garden Birdhouses

Dies: Scalloped Contours

Cardstock: Parakeet Party, Basic White

Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Soft Succulent, Daffodil Delight

Other: Fun Flowers Resin Shapes




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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

#30 You Brighten My Path

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Stamps: Campology, Fairy Celebration

Dies: Stitched Shapes

Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Basic White

DSP: Texture Chic

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight

Blends: Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen

Other: Dimensionals, Hand drawn doodling




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Monday, July 25, 2022

#29 A Trio of Christmas Cards

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Hi, everyone! Here is a Trio of Christmas cards I made over the weekend. I dug out some older Stampin' Up stamps and diamond glimmer paper and had some fun! However, I had a terrible time trying to photograph them. They are so pretty and sparkly in person.



I started out deciding which stamp set I wanted to use, and I chose the Perfect Blend #130745 from several years ago....
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Let me interrupt myself here to say this:  Yes, it's fun to buy new stamps that come out, but don't forget about the love you have for your older stamps as well. They are still as awesome as they were when you were so excited to purchase them way back when. As a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I sometimes feel like I HAVE to only use the new stuff, and then I ask myself, WHY?  Honestly, I love SU goodies, but I use my stash. That means you'll see older products, other brands, etc. When I create, I create with the freedom and joy of using my stash..... 
even if it's old, wherever I purchased it from.....
okay.... back to today's post.....








I started out stamping this image 3 times on Basic White cardstock, then fussy cut them.






Then I decided which Christmas theme Designer Series Papers I wanted to use - Boughs of Holly was the winner.













I stamped the image on 3 designs and fussy cut them out.



Now, this is what I have so far for my 3 cards.





Next I cut out each section of the pattern cups:
1) Lid
2) Cup body
3) Band












I started to mix up the cut pieces onto the white cup bases. I found there was one piece of the cup base I didn't want to use below the middle cup's lid, because it blended too well therefore making the lid not very distinct. So....









I added it to the middle cup's band instead. Now all of the cut up pieces are used, and I'm happy with the results.









I used Chic Dies and some leftover Basic White cardstock (I save all my scraps) and continued to run it through the Big Shot to get as may snowflakes from that scrap piece as possible.

You'll notice that some of the snowflakes are just partial cuts. This is perfect! I can use them to go off the page or behind an image, etc. Nothing goes to waste.



Time to start making some cards! 




All of my cards are A2 size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
(tent style meaning the card flips up to open - my fav)

Card #1



All 3 cards have a pattern paper base cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
All 3 cards have a strip of Diamond Glimmer cardstock cut at various widths
All 3 cards have a band strip layered with the glimmer cardstock at various widths

Chic Dies for snowflakes (notice some of them are going off the page or tucked behind an object)

I used old (retired) Diamond Glimmer cardstock, but White Glimmer paper that will work just as beautifully. 

The sentiment was stamped from Christmas Scottie stamp set (new Mini Catalog), and die cut using retired Lots of Labels Framelits Dies #138281. I cut the same size label twice: once in Basic White and once in Shaded Spruce cardstock. I cut the Shaded Spruce label in the middle and extended it past both ends of the sentiment label for creative matting.

Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added under the glimmer cardstock. 

Ribbon duo pack, Real Red & Garden Green #159577, added behind sentiment label

Hot Christmas drink added with Stampin' Dimensionals

Card #2


Card base Shaded Spruce

Red Rhinestones added to the pattern paper on the top part of the card

All other supplies listed with Card #1


Card #3




Banners Pick a Punch for Diamond Glimmer Paper

Some of the Banner Pick a Punch cut off pieces were used at the top of the card for a border
(save your scraps - they can be used for so many things on other projects)

Stamps: Retired Perfect Blend, Christmas Scottie

Dies: Chic, Retired Lots of Labels

Punches: Banner Pick a Punch

Cardstock: Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Diamond Glimmer, Shaded Spruce

DSP: Boughs of Holly

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Other: Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Bundle, Red Rhinestones, Rhinestone Basic Jewels





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Saturday, July 23, 2022

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I'm so excited about the August Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit!
To receive this kit, you must sign up between July 11 - August 10th. 
Don't miss the deadline! I love flowers, and especially sunflowers, 
so I can't wait to play with this kit.






Each Paper Pumpkin kit has everything you need to make gorgeous projects.
Normally you receive 1 ink spot of one of the fabulous colors Stampin' Up has BUT... in August you will receive not 1 but 2 ink spots!! Yay! This is a great way to collect all the colors without having to purchase the larger ink pads. :)


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Saturday, July 16, 2022

# 28 Happy Place Piggy

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Stamps: This Birthday Piggy

DiesRetired Stampin' Up Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies 145372

Cardstock: Basic White, Merry Merlot

DSP: Awash in Beauty

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Blends: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight


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Friday, July 15, 2022

# 27 Just Sitting Here (Dog version)

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Stamps: Sit Stay Relax

Dies: Layered Scallop Squares, Lots of Labels, Retired Scallop Square Dies 141708

Cardstock: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Soft Succulent

DSP: Abigail Rose

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Succulent

Blends: Crumb Cake, Soft Succulent, Bronze




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Thursday, July 14, 2022

#26 Just Sitting Here (Cat version)

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Stamps: Sit Stay Relax

Dies: Layered Scallop Circles, Lots of Labels, Retired Scallop Circle Dies #141706

Cardstock: Basic White, Soft Succulent, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink

DSP: Abigail Rose

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Succulent

Blends: Bronze, Smoky slate, Calypso Coral



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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

#25 Abstract Flower Card

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Stamps: Oceanfront, Watercolor Shapes, In The Moment

Cardstock: Basic White, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight

Inks: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie



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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

#24 By My Side - Friend Card

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Today, I started out with a sketch from Inky Paws.

Stamps: By My Side

Punches: Lovely Labels Pick a Punch

Cardstock: Basic White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Old Olive

DSP: Design a Daydream

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party

Blends: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Bronze & Ivory, Old Olive, Pool Party, Mint Macaron

Other: Sponge Daubers




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Sunday, July 10, 2022

# 23 Wonderful World Rose Cards


I really enjoyed stamping the background on the front of the card. 


I love the dimension of the extra flower top added with Stampin'      Dimensionals.


Stamps: Wonderful World

Dies: Blossoming Happiness, Chic

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight

DSP: Wonderful World

Inks: Daffodil Delight

Other: Paper Snips, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals







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