Love & Affection

For this card I’ve combined several products from the retiring list.  I hate to waste pieces of the specialty designer paper like this one from Affectionately Yours collection with copper embossed elements on it.

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To maximize a piece of 12×12 paper I often cut it into 3×4″ pieces and use that on a card front.  I stamped on the background piece with the flowers in the stamp set – it’s Watermelon Wonder ink on Watermelon Wonder card stock.  Then add the piece of Designer series paper to the front.

I used the Crazy About You stamp set to stamp the Mother’s Day sentiment on a strips of Whisper White card stock.  Then added that along the front of the card.  Finish with a die cut of Copper Foil using the Hello You Thinlits.

Be sure to order these products before they all sell out:

  • Love & Affection stamp set pg. 45
  • Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper pg. 172 SOLD OUT
  • Crazy About You stamp set pg. 70
  • Hello You Thinlits pg. 192
  • Watermelon Wonder card stock & ink pg. 169

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Here is the full retired list – Retiring_List_US

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Basket Bunch Carrot Box Video

Basket Bunch Carrot Box Video

Hello!  I created this cute project for Easter and decided to make a video to show how I made it.  It’s not perfect – in fact I didn’t do any editing on the video at all – so sorry about the little outburst from the dogs in the middle.  Hopefully I explained it enough so that it makes sense to everyone.  Below I’ll include a list of the supplies that I used.

I had this project in my mind because of the little carrot in the Basket Bunch stamp set.  Every Easter I buy these little chocolate carrots and wanted to make something combining them with the stamp set.  I almost got upset when I couldn’t find the chocolate carrots at the store – I though oh no I finally have an idea and they have stopped making them!  But I found them at my grocery store and when I went back yesterday they had even more than the first time I went.  Anyway here is my little project –

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I used part of the packaging that the candy comes in – it holds the carrot inside my little box.  I explain that in the video but here are a few photos too.

Here is the video for you – I hope you’ll take a look and let me know what you think.

Supply List:

  • Basket Bunch stamp set & die Bundle #144731
  • Cucumber Crush card stock #138335
  • Whisper White card stock #100730
  • Tear & Tape #138995
  • Big Shot #143263
  • Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon #141427
  • In Color Stampin’ Write Markers 2015-2017 set #138333 and 2016-2018 set #141393
  • Brights Stampin’ Write Markers #131259
  • Stampin’ Trimmer #126889

For the Markers I used Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie.

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Love is in the Air

Last Friday was my monthly Card Maker’s Class.  I try to offer a variety of card choices at this class each month so that everyone can make the cards that the need coming up.  Well as we all know February is coming and that means Valentine’s day is coming.  I am not offering a class specific to Valentine’s day this year so I’ve been trying to sprinkle in some loved themed cards here and there and especially in my card class.

I find that I tend to come up with cards I really like at the very last minute before I need them.  Maybe when I have more time I keep changing and adding and over thinking it and when I’m pressed for time it’s just done because it has to be.  Well this creation is one of those.  As I got up Friday morning for my card class and looked over my selection of cards I realized I really should have one more Valentine choice.  So I ran to my craft room and created this just before class started.

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I really do love quick and simple cards.  And this one came together just like that!

Here are the supplies I used:

  • Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack #142733 $10
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372 $30
  • Suite Sentiments stamp set #142968 $28 (wood mount) – it also comes in clear mount
  • Confetti Hearts Border punch #137415 $22
  • Sweetheart punch #133786 $16
  • Basic Black Baker’s Twine #134576 $3

Plus the Big Shot, Basic Black ink Real Red cardstock and adhesives.

The Stitched Shapes Framelits are one of my favorites and we have them in stock!  They are awesome and match up beautifully to our layering circles, squares and oval framelits too.

You can order any time at my online store – click here.  And don’t forget right now you can choose a free item with every $50 that you spend.

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Hello Note Card

Pull out your Big Shot and make this quick and easy Note Card – so stamping needed.  Just paper, a die, embossing folder and a couple of embellishments and you can throw this quick card together.

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The piece of Designer Paper is from the Carried Away pack which is Free in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I love using note cards for quick and easy notes – each pack comes with 20 cards and envelopes.  You can get them in Whisper White or Crumb Cake.

Here is a list of supplies that I used – buy these and get the Designer Paper pack free.

  • Whisper White Note Cards #131527 $6
  • Hello You Thinlits #137363 $25
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262 $3
  • 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes #141410 $9
  • Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder #143231 $9  (Occasions Catalog)
  • Carried Away Designer Paper #143608 FREE  (Sale-a-Bration)

Plus card stock in Smoky Slate and Night of Navy and my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.  The Big Shot sandwich that I use for the Hello You Thinlits is  from the bottom up:  Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, the die cutting blades down, Cutting Pad.

The Big Shot sandwich that I use for the Dynamic Embossing folder is from the bottom up: Big Shot Platform, Dynamic folder with one piece of paper inside, Cutting Pad.  That’s it – these folders are very thick so you only need on Cutting Pad on the top.  Don’t use the thin die adapter or the bottom cutting pad.

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2017 Desktop Calendar

Every year I create a desktop calendar for my KSU ladies and my Stamper’s Club to create.  It’s a seasonal calendar usually with 4 panels one for each set of three months.  A small visual to place on a desk at work or home so you can see days.  I’m not sure how many years its been but I use My Digital Studio to create the calendar part so maybe I started when that came out.  Even though we don’t sell the software anymore I still have it on my old computer and open that open whenever I want to use it.  So I pulled it out and created my 2017 calendar panels.  The calendar is put together with a little stand so it will stay up on the desk.  Here are some photo’s of the 2017 calendar.  Here it is standing up.

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And the first panel is Jan – Mar 2017.  I used the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and Bold Butterfly Framelits to decorate this panel.  Colors are Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky.

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The second panel is Apr – June 2017.  I used the Fruit Stand Designer Paper and Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies.  Colors are Watermelon Wonder and Daffodil Delight.

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Then you flip it and the third panel is July – Sep 2017.  I used the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper and Frozen Treats Framelits dies. Colors are Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Watermelon Wonder.

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The fourth panel is Oct – Dec 2017.  I used the Moroccan Designer Series Paper and Flourish Thinlits dies.  Colors are Delightful Dijon and Emerald Envy.

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The designer paper piece from each layer is attached to the Early Espresso base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  That is so you can slide the little stand in underneath to hold the calendar up.  Here is a photo of that.

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I hope you like this little project and that everyone that got to make one will enjoy throughout the whole year!

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Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

I wanted to create a Valentine card and realized that I didn’t order the Sending Love Bundle – basically the Valentine themed set in our Occasions catalog.  I did order the Sending Love Designer Series paper stack though – so I had that to work with for Valentine’s.  As I looked through the catalog for an alternate stamp set to use I realized the Lift Me Up Bundle had several elements I could use to create a Valentine card – a heart that said Love, a heart die and the words Love is in the air – PERFECT!  So I got to work creating this cute card.

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I used the Falling Petals Embossing folder on a piece of Pool Party card stock.  I chose one of the prints from the Sending Love Designer Paper stack for my hot air balloon.  I did cut a second little piece of the hot air balloon in Early Espresso and trim it to make the basket.  Then tied a piece of Whisper White bakers twine around it. Die cut a red heart to add to the balloon.  Add the white clouds and the Love is in the air sentiment and it turned into quite the cute Valentine Card.

I added a simple white layer stamped with the little heart on the inside.

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Carried Away with Sale-A-Bration

Carried Away with Sale-A-Bration

It’s time to get carried away with all the cute items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  And one of those is the Carried Away Designer Series Paper!

It coordinates perfectly with the Life Me Up Bundle in the Occasions Catalog.  I used those plus the Designer Tee Stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure to make this fun swap card.

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  • I stamped the little clouds from the Lift Me Up stamp set on the Watermelon Wonder card base.
  • Next I added a piece of the Carried Away Designer Paper.
  • I stamped Happy Birthday from the Designer Tee stamp set in Night of Navy on a strip of Whisper White card stock and added that across the front.
  • Tied a piece of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine around the front of my card.
  • Die cut the large hot air balloon from the Up & Away Thinlits dies from Night of Navy card stock and used little bits of dimensionals to add that to the front.

This is what it looked like with all my pieces as I was making a stack of these.

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I love how it turned out.  You can order the Lift Me Up Bundle and save 10% (the wood bundle is over $50 or add a little to the clear bundle) and get the Carried Away Designer Paper for Free during Sale-A-Bration.  Shop Now in my Online Store here.

Our snow and ice has finally melted (mostly) and everything should be returning back to normal now.  The schools around here have been closed the past two days because travel was hazardous around here – think ice!

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