Fun Color Combo

Fun Color Combo

A week or so ago I was unpacking an order that I had received from Stampin’ Up! I had ordered several packs of Card Stock that I was running low on.  I pulled them all out and stacked them up and carried them to my craft room.  As I was walking I fanned them out and thought – hmm that looks like a nice color combo.  I posted a quick photo on Facebook to see what others thought and it received a bunch of likes. The colors were:

  • Real Red
  • So Saffron
  • Pool Party
  • Whisper White

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After that I thought I better create an idea with that color combo so I made this for my Card Class last week.  Yet again – quick and simple and I love it.

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Here are the supplies that I used:

  • Thick Whisper White card stock for the card base
  • Strips of Real Red, So Saffron, and Pool Party card stock and I stamped each one with stars from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Piece of Whisper White card stock stamped with Stylized Birthday stamp
  • Enamel Shapes – Brights & Subtles collections

So what do you think – do you like the color combo?

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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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Thanks for stopping by!

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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.

Enjoy your day!

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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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Thanks for stopping in today!

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Floral Boutique Thank You

Floral Boutique Thank You

Our best promotion of the year is under way – Sale-A-Bration!  It doesn’t get any better than free and you have not just one, but THREE ways to earn free products!

Shop to earn Sale-A-Bration items, join to get additional free product in your Starter Kit, or host to get more products with Stampin’ Rewards!  Ask me if you want more details about any of these!

The So Very Much stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration items that you can choose.  It has a beautiful large script Thank You and then several choices for additional sentiments to add in a smaller font.  I created this card that would be perfect as a Thank You for that awesome gift you received over the holidays!

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I used the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy and Whisper white card stock, Night of Navy ink and the Duet Banner Punch to make this simple card.  The Thank You image is large and creates the main focal point of the card.

I also decided to decorate the inside just a touch by adding a strip of the designer paper to a white panel.

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You can earn the So Very Much set for free by purchasing the items I used for this card and make a whole stack to use throughout the year.

  • #141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper $11
  • #100867 Night of Navy Card stock $8
  • #100730 Whisper White Card stock $9
  • #126970 Night of Navy ink pad $6.50
  • #141483 Duet Banner Punch $18
  • #143340 or #143343 So Very Much stamp set FREE

Thanks for visiting!

Monika

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Every Heart Valentine

Every Heart Valentine

Now that the new year has come and gone it’s time to work on Valentine’s Day – it will be here before we know.  We are almost half way through January already!  Where in the world does the time go.  I had high hopes of getting so many things done over the holidays and it really just didn’t happen.  Sigh.

At the end of December I had my monthly Card Maker’s class and created this Valentine’s card as one of the selections.

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I used a couple of new products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.

The Sending Love Designer Paper Stack – which is a fun 6×6 sized stack of red and while designs.  There are 8 double-sided designs in the stack.

I also used a new stamp set called Falling for You.  It’s part of the Falling in Love Suite which has products that are romantic and shabby chic.  Think marriage, wedding, love.

The heart is from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits die set.  I wonder why they gave that one a different name instead of just calling it layering hearts like they did the circles, squares, and ovals.  Even the stars are just called stars.  I want to call it layering hearts.

The Baker’s Twine is actually from the Holiday Catalog – I wish they had kept that little pack as it was perfect for Valentine’s projects this time of year.

Thanks for visiting!

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