Crazy About You meets Flower Pot

Here is my creation when I paired the Crazy About You stamp set & Framelit Bundle with the Flower Pot Designer Series Paper.

crazy-about-you-clubI really love how this card turned out.  It is a great way to use up different sizes of Designer Paper – you don’t need to have the same shape with equal borders around every layer.  Just pick up whatever sizes you have and layer them up – mixing the patterns and colors.  I created a bunch of variations that I used for a swap this past weekend.

happy-birthday-varietyThe die cut HAPPY is added to the skinny strip with some staples using the Stampin’ Up! stapler – don’t miss it in this week’s WEEKLY DEALS! And don’t forget to add the extra staples to your order too.

The leaves are stamped in Garden Green and then hand cut – I used 3 leaves instead of the full image.  At the base of the leaves I added a button – the ones I used were from the Sale-A-Bration pack but you could pull from various colors in our Designer Buttons in the catalog.  Or make your own using the clay and molds.  Here is a close up of the button –

button-close-upDo you know where the twine that I tied through the button comes from?  It may be a little hard to figure out.  Remember the Two-Tone Trim from the Holiday catalog – we had White & Tangerine Tango and it actually carried over into the Occasions Catalog – its’ on page 49.  I took the trim and untwisted it to separate the colors and then used about 4 or 5 strands two go through my button.  I used both the white and the tangerine tango throughout the full assortment of cards that I made.  I thought it was a fun way to use it and get solid Tangerine threads in there.  The trim also comes in Natural & Old Olive.

I hope you like this card as much as I do.  Below is the full list of supplies that I used – click on any of them to go straight to my online store.

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Thanks for stopping by today – I hope this card brightens your day.

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Because You Care

Have you noticed that there are two hostess sets in the back of the Occasions Catalog?  I made this card using the Because You Care stamp set.  I got the idea off of pinterest.

happy-birthdayIt’s a sweet birthday card layered with some flowers.  I added the splatter from Gorgeous Grunge.  If you don’t have that set it’s often the perfect thing to add when you get done with a card and it just seems to need something.

Colors are Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla.  I used a Deco Labels framelit die and a circle punch plus the little flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

I hope you like it.

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Fall Birthdays

Fall Birthdays

Not sure about you but I seem to have a lot of Fall birthdays in my family.  And let’s just say that even though I make tons of cards I’m not very good at actually getting them in the mail to people.  Bad me.  I was doing a pretty good job of leaving digital birthday cards on friend and family Facebook pages as they pop up every day.  But then I took that trip to Alaska and while I was gone and since I’ve been back I haven’t really been doing that either.  Bad me.  So I owe a lot of people birthday wishes.  Now to come up with a plan to tackle this problem.  What do you do to keep up with birthdays and do you send cards out to everyone – or just to family?

So speaking of Fall birthdays I do have a nice card that would work for anyone – and it’s a good masculine card or teen card which can be hard to create at times.

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A couple of tips for this card.

  • Cut the circle in the Designer Series Paper
  • Turn the paper upside down and lay it on the Very Vanilla card stock and stamp the greeting – this way you won’t accidentally stamp on the front of the designer paper when you position the words inside.  And if you don’t like your first try – turn the Vanilla card stock over and try it again.
  • Attach the Designer Paper right side up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Use one of the frame wooden pieces and tie it on with the linen thread.

Here are the products I used to create this card:

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fall-birthday2Thanks for stopping by today. Let me know your system for birthday cards and actually getting them sent out.  One idea for everyone else is to attend my Card Maker’s Class each month.  You can make the cards you need for the upcoming month.  Now I just need to figure out actually getting them out in the mail.

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Hamburger & Fries anyone?

Hamburger & Fries anyone?

hamburger-fry-setHow cute are these two?  A matching hamburger box and fry box.  These are two of the new Big Shot dies that came out in this year’s Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.   Kimberly Van Diepen has such pretty creations and these were inspired by a bright and cheery hamburger box project that she made.

hamburger-greenThe hamburger box is made from Kraft card stock.  The Designer Paper is the Gold Soiree Specialty pack.  The stamp set is the Amazing Birthday stamp set.  Some Natural Ribbon and Gold Baker’s Twine tie everything together.

fry-greenThe matching French Fry box also has Gold Sequin trim and Calypso Coral Seam Binding.  All the banners are cut with the Banner Framelits.  This cute set makes full use of the Big Shot.  Fill these beauties with something fun and give to someone special.  Or display in your craft room or special place in your home.

Enjoy your day!

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Hamburger Box surprise!

Hamburger Box surprise!

I created this fun surprise box using the new Stampin’ Up! Hamburger Box die.  I used the Sea Street Designer Paper and coordinating stamp set.  So it’s a summer themed box – perfect for say Red Lobster lovers…

Sea-Street-Hamburger-boxThis is the closed box tied with some ribbon and a little lobster tag on the top.  Just slide the ribbon off to open the box and see the surprise inside.

sea-street-hbox-2I strung a piece of Baker’s Twine from the lid to the base and thread little banner pieces on it punched from the Sea Street Designer Paper.  They are like little nautical flags.  Here is another view

sea-street-hbox-3Put something fun inside your surprise box and give to someone you love!

The Hamburger Box is a bit awkward to assemble as the instructions indicate on the die.  Each of the little corners is supposed to get folded in toward the inside of the box.  i found it much easier – to snip one side of the corner and glue the piece to the inside of the box.  I’ll try to get some photos of that to show you the difference.  It was just much easier to assemble and I think it made for a more stable box.

Thanks for stopping in.

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Sea Street Punch Board Gift Boxes

Sea Street Punch Board Gift Boxes

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog which went live on August 28th has a brand new Gift Box Punch Board.  One day I played around with it and made every size listed on the board – there are 15 different ones –

gift-box-punch-boardThen I decided to play around with it to create a little project for my August team meeting and I wanted to do the closure a little different.  I used the Sea Street Designer Series Paper for these.

box-sea-street3One one side I folded the flaps outward and then stapled them to the inside folds using our new Stampin’ Up! Stapler!  Also in the Holiday Catalog – I’ve been using it a lot already.

box-sea-street4The other two flaps were pulled up, hole punched, and ribbon pulled through.  It could be like a hanger – you could make smaller boxes and they could be little tree ornaments or hang them on a garland for a countdown to Halloween or Christmas – fill them with something fun. 

box-sea-street2I decorated these boxes with the stamps from the Amazing Birthday stamp set.  Check back tomorrow I hope to have another Alaska post and another stamping post.  See you then.

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I’m home from Alaska and have a Zoo Babies card

I’m home from Alaska and have a Zoo Babies card

I’m finally home again and will get back on schedule posting to my blog.  Greg and I took a 2 week trip to Alaska to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.  I’ve been saving money since I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and used that savings to pay for this trip.  It was an incredible vacation!  We were on a Cruisetour with Royal Caribbean Cruise lines – the first portion of our trip was a land tour and the second part was a 7 night cruise.  We loved it all! 

I’m working on downloading all my photos and videos – I had 2 cameras – my small pink one which also takes video and then my big cannon rebel with the big lens – plus I took some on my iphone.  I had hoped to post pictures from my iphone to my personal FB page throughout our trip but guess what my cell phone did not work in Alaska.  I was only able to connect to the internet a few times when we were at one of the hotels during the first part of the trip.  But we were on the move so we weren’t at any of the hotels for very long.  And sometimes the weather impacted the service anyway. So my posting was very minimal.  I did manage to post a few times here to my blog using the app on my phone.  if you’d like to hear about our trip I think I’ll write and post some about that in between my Stampin’ up! project posts. 

The first card from the pink camera has 785 photos/videos on it.  Then I have more to get to.  So while all my photos are downloading let me move on and show you a card that I made last month.

Zoo-babies

I don’t think i’ve shared this one with you yet. This one uses the Zoo Babies stamp set.  I just love this set.  The little animals are so cute.  And I got this idea that I was going to have a card with this stamp set at my monthly card class every month.  I added this one to my August Class and it will also be available as a card option in September’s class too. 

zoo-babies2I wanted to create a birthday card rather than a baby card so I paired it with some Designer Paper and the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.  I thought it turned out to be a fun card!

Here is the list of Stampin’ Up! supplies that I used – to visit my online store and/or place an order CLICK HERE.

  • Smoky Slate card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Smoky Slate ink
  • Crushed Curry ink
  • Real Red ink
  • Pool Party ink
  • Flashback Designer Paper
  • Zoo Babies stamp set
  • Itty Bitty Banners stamp set
  • Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine
  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Magnetic Platform
  • Circles Collection Framelits
  • Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Come back for another visit. 

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