It’s a Rainbow Kinda Day

It’s a Rainbow Kinda Day

Yes I have another rainbow card today.  The idea for the rainbow came to me in a dream one night – I wanted to come up with some other ways to use the masks that came in the Hooray It’s Your Day Project Kit.  I thought I could make a rainbow out of the one that looks like rays from the sun.  The perfect color family for a rainbow of course is the Stampin’ Up! Brights collection – remember the Roy G Biv you learned in school – here it is in Stampin’ Up! colors – Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.


I placed my mask over a piece of Whisper White card stock and then used a sponge dauber in each color to fill in one of the sections.  Before lifting my mask I used my Project Life Journaling pen to trace the edge of each section.  I layered my rainbow on Basic Black card stock and then on a Whisper White card front.  I used Basic Black Baker’s Twine to go around the card a couple of times and tied a bow.

The greeting is from And Many More stamp set.  To finish I used some of my punches – a Daffodil Delight “sun” from the 2″ Circle punch and then some Whisper White clouds from the Cupcake Builder Punch and a little Tangerine Tango heart is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Die because I had it lying on my table from a different project – but we have several little heart punches that you could choose from.

Even my husband thought this was a cool card.  He doesn’t often come in and comment on my cards but he picked this one up to take a closer look.

happy-day-rainbow2Be sure you get the Hooray It’s Your Day Project Kit before it is gone! It’s in the Occasions Catalog which ends on June 2nd.  You get the mask that I used in this card, a second mask, spritzer bottles, and supplies to make 20 fun cards!

Here is a full list of supplies that I used – just click on any item to go to my online store.

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Best Dad Ever

Do you need the perfect card for Father’s Day?  Did you see these “parts” that I shared on my Instagram account?

dad-partsEveryone loved the colors – Soft Sky, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla – together they made a perfect father’s day card.

open-sea-dadI used the Open Sea stamp set along with Gorgeous Grunge (it makes everything better) and the And Many More stamp set for the greeting.  You can easily switch out the “BEST DAD EVER” for something else.  I used two retiring items on this card the Distressing tool to distress the Soft Suede layer under the sailboat and then the Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker’s Twine.  All the rest is carrying over to the new catalog including all the stamp sets I used – yeah!

This card will be one of the choices in my Card Maker’s Class this week – Friday May 22nd.  Join me for a morning or evening class – RSVP here.

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You can never have too much happy

You can never have too much happy

It’s true right –  you can never have too much happy!


I’d love to be able to make everyone happy all the time.  This past weekend was my Stamp, Scrap & Create retreat at my house and it seemed to me everyone was very happy for the whole weekend.  We had so much fun creating and getting to know each other better.  I loved having everyone here.  There were 13 of us this time – a full house!  We had a birthday theme for the retreat and everything was bright and colorful – a rainbow of goodie bags and balloons, bright Make&Take projects, good food, and birthday presents for everyone.  I can’t wait to do it again.

With happy and rainbow and bright colors on my mind I thought I would share this fun happy card that my stamper’s club made earlier this month.  It’s not as hard as it looks and I even wrote a step-by-step tutorial for how I made it.  Look for it at the end of my post.


(I actually wrote a post for this card over the weekend but couldn’t find it in my drafts folder in order to finish and post it so I had to start over.)

To make this card you need the Bright Collection of ink pads and a bunch of the sponge daubers to make the rainbow – Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, and Melon Mambo.  The scallops are from the Striped Scallops Thinlits die – I cut it out in black.  I did use the Transfer Adhesive Sheets – they are on the retired list!  So get them now they make this project so quick and easy and my tutorial shows you how I used them.

Other retiring products on this card are the Label Collection Framelits, the Festive Paper piercing pack, the Yippee Skippy stamp set and the Painted Petals cotton twine is in the Occasions catalog which is ending June 2nd also.

rainbow card tutorial  <==== Get the tutorial

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Trio of Tag-a-bag Gift Boxes

My Stamper’s Club met at the beginning of the month before Mother’s Day and I wanted to have them make a project that could be used for Mother’s day if they wanted but didn’t have to be.  This is what I ended up with.

tag-a-bag-boxesI used three of the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes – assemble the boxes and then use Sticky Strip (on the retired list and on the weekly deals this week) to attach the plastic sleeves together.  Then you have a stack of three.  You can still slide the boxes out of the plastic sleeves.  The boxes in this photo are empty except I laid a doily inside a couple of them.  There are all kinds of things that fit in these and they are food safe so bake cookies, muffins, make candies, any number of yummy things.  Or fill with pretty things – lotions and bath salts, and stuff like that.  Or maybe gardening supplies – little seed pods or seed packets, garden gloves – hmm I like that idea the best.

The colors I used are Tempting Turquoise and Hello Honey and a peek of Old Olive.  The belly band is made from a strip of Hello Honey from the In-color Designer Series Paper Stack.  Now this color isn’t retiring but the paper stack is – so get it now.  I used 3″ strips and you need two 12″ long strips (well really 11″ long) to go around the box and wrap nicely.  I glue the overlapping ends together but didn’t actually glue it to the boxes – that way if you needed too you could slide it off.

I tied a piece of the 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon around and tied in a bow.  So sad that this is retiring I love using this ribbon.  I cut one of the doilies in half and tucked one half under each side of the belly band – use a little adhesive to hold then to the back of the belly band.

For the flowers I used Bloom For You stamp – this one is a single stamp.  And it coordinates with the Fun Flower punch and the 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch.  I stamped 4 Tempting Turquoise flowers and punched those out and then 2 Hello Honey and punched out the centers. Use a bone folder to gently curl the petals.  I pierced a hole through the centers of all and then put them on silver mini brads – a Hello Honey center and 2 Turquoise flowers.  Add those to the front of the box.

I punched some leaves using the two-step bird punch and Old Olive card stock – tuck those in under the flowers.  And the final little touch is just a smattering of pearls around the flowers.

I hope you like this project.  Thanks for visiting today.


Good Bye 2013-2015 In Colors

Last month I made these Curvy Keepsake boxes using the 2013-2015 In Colors.  These lovely colors are leaving our collection right now and will be replaced with 5 new ones.

curvy-keepsake-boxes---in-cI went to a scrapbook weekend with some of my crafty friends back in April and I wanted to make a little treat for everyone.  It was right after Easter and I found the little Lindt Chocolate Bunnies fit nicely inside.  I probably should have added just a little “grass” inside to hold them still since they all shifted a bit when I picked the boxes up.

Like every year the retiring In-Color products – especially ink refills and then card stock tend to be gone in a flash.  And this year was no different.  It looks like the Thick Baker’s Twine is still available, Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock, Ink pads for Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush, the Markers and the Sequins are basically what is left in these colors.  I hope you got what you wanted.

Here is a closer look at my little box and tag –

curvy-keepsake-box2On the outside of each Curvy Keepsake box I stamped flowers from the Painted Petals stamp set.  I also punched a circle in one side so the bunny could peek out.

curvy-keepsake-boxThe tags were punched with the Note Tag punch and stamped with the saying from Painted Petals.  I used the little flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack to punch flowers.  These I pierced holes in the center and then pulled through a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine that was tied in a little loop knot to create the center of each flower.   Each tag was tied to the box with White Baker’s Twine.  I mixed and matched all the In-Colors for one last project.

Good Bye – Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Pistachio Pudding.  We will miss you all!

Here are the links for the retiring products.  The most accurate list for what is still available would be my online store.

PDF file for retiring products – CLICK HERE.

My Digital Studio PDF file for all retiring products – CLICK HERE.


Have a great Stampin’ Up! shopping day!


Quick & Easy Masculine Card

This idea is really quick and easy and I’ve used it for a masculine card but it could just as easily be feminine, kids, or anything else with a change of the Designer Paper and colors.

masculine-Q-EI used the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper stack for my card.  I cut the sheets in half for this design.  This paper stack is great for masculine cards it has some nice patterns on one side and then photographed images on the other.  The one i used here is like a knit sweater.

The Crazy About You stamp set has become one of my favorites and if you get the bundle with the coordinating Hello You Thinlits you have endless possibilities for what you want your card to say.  I cut out the word happy from Early Espresso card stock and then stamped “Father’s Day” on a strip of Whisper White card stock.  I stapled both of them to my piece of Designer Paper and then put it on the front of my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Just to add a little bit of extra – if you look closely in the upper left and lower right corners I added some paper piercing using the Essentials Paper Piercing Template, a Stampin’ Pierce Mat, and a Paper-Piercing Tool.

You can’t see it here but I stapled a piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside of my card too – so there was an easy place to write a message.

I hope you like this simple idea.

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It’s a Paper Pumpkin deal 

last night stampin’ Up! shared a 24 hour deal for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers to get their first month for just $5. So if you haven’t already you should try it right now!  

Be sure to choose me as your demo when you sign up – Monika Davis from woodstock GA. I’m on the road traveling so I don’t have my computer. I’m trying to post from my phone so you don’t miss this great offer.  

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