Bloom by Bloom Thank You

Bloom by Bloom Thank You

Whose ready for another happy card? You can’t help but smile and be happy when you stamp with the Bloom by Bloom set. The images are bold, easy to stamp and make the perfect backgrounds.

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Be sure to check out the backer boards on your DSP packs. There you will find a list of all the coordinating colors. That’s a good place to start when choosing a color palette.  For this card, I used Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral and Night of Navy.

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The large floral image made the perfect focal image for this card.  Yes, I did have to fussy cut it, but really it was quick and easy. To dress up the sides of the DSP, I used the border die in the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. That little die is worth it’s weight in gold. 

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Using my Dark Pineapple Punch Blend, I colored the pearls to highlight the top of the flower.  Pretty cute, if I say so myself. And that gorgeous Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon tied everything together in more ways than one.

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The Bloom by Bloom set doesn’t have any sentiments. So, I went to the Strong & Beautiful set to gather those. To finish off the inside of the card I stamped the greeting and another flower, this one smaller than the focal flower.

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Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Call Me Clover CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, scatter stamp, different images from the set, in Call Me Clover.
  • Focal Mat – Calypso Coral CS – 4″ x 3″
  • DSP Mat – Happiness Blooms DSP – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Scallop Borders – Whisper White CS – two @1″ x 6″
  • Focal Flower – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the stem in Call Me Clover and the flower in Calypso Coral.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS 1″ x 4″, stamp in Night of Navy and trim with snips.
  • Pearls – color three small with the Dark Pineapple Punch Blend
  • Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon – one piece at 6″, one piece at 4″
  • Inside the card – stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy, the flower top in Calypso Coral and the leaves in Call Me Clover.

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Exclusive Product Sale-a-Bration Part 2

Exclusive Product Sale-a-Bration Part 2

WOW, Sale-a-Bration just got even better. Stampin’ Up! has added three new offerings. First up, is the All Adorned stamp set which you will love to use with your Stamparatus. Next, we have the stunning Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  WOW, that’s a mouth full. I’m predicting this one will go fast. It’s just too lovely to stick around long.  Last, but certainly not least, a Level 2 Sale-a-Bration first. It’s a bundle with the Painted Seasons stamp set and designer series paper. Update that wishlist, and be sure to shop my store using Host Code JQ2439N9. By doing so, not only will you be able to choose your free sale-a-bration item, but I’ll send you a FREE package of *Basic Rhinestones as a thank you. (*Orders placed during the month of February.) Below you can browse the new Sale-a-Bration brochure. Sit back and relax, you’re about to be blown away.

Here’s a little video Stampin’ Up! produced to highlight that gorgeous Painted Seasons bundle and some of the added features.

But wait, that’s not all.  Stampin’ Up! has also released some exclusive products for purchase. These will coordinate with the Sale-a-Bration offerings. They will go on sale beginning March 1, 2019.

Be sure to let me know if you need any help placing your order. This new sale-a-bration picks begin February 15th and ends March 31st. Don’t miss out, get your must-haves early.

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Strong & Beautiful Fancy Fold

Strong & Beautiful Fancy Fold

What happens when the Strong & Beautiful stamp set and the Happiness Blooms suite meet? Something really happy and colorful happens.

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I’ll bet all these happy colors brought a smile to your face. The Happiness Blooms suite of products is filled will lovely bright colors and a variety of coordinating products.  

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Because I had so many goodies to play with, I knew I wanted to create a fancy fold to show them all off. My color combo is Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch and Call Me Clover. Some of my friends call these primary colors. I just call them happy!!

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The Strong & Beautiful set not only has sentiments for the outside of the card but great inside sentiments as well.  I’ll bet you have a family member or fabulous friend that this card applies to. 

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The fancy fold closure fits on the card just right.  You won’t see the inside sentiment until you open the card. What a lovely surprise, right? Would you like to join me to see how I created this one.  Here’s my FREE video tutorial to show you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ then cut at 6 3/4″
  • Card Mechanism – Thick Whisper White CS – 3″ x 6″, score at 3″
  • Inside Mats – Lovely Lipstick CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″ and Whisper White CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″, punch each corner with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  • Mats – Lovely Lipstick CS – one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and one @ 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Happiness Blooms DSP – one @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 2″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Pineapple Punch CS – 3″ x 3″, cut the scallop circle with the Layering Circle Framelit. Whisper White CS 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick, punch with the 2″ circle punch.
  • Flourish – Call Me Clover CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut two with the die from Well Written die set.
  • Flowers – Scraps of Calypso Coral, Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch CS. With the punches from Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, punch three flowers, three centers and six leaves.

I’ve compiled a supply list for you in case you need any goodies to complete your card.  I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. Click any item below to start filling your cart.

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Happy Time with Fable Friends

Happy Time with Fable Friends

What’s a Happy, you ask? I have a friend that coined that phrase. It’s a little treat holder you create, to share a little something sweet, with friends and family.  This time our theme is Easter, and the Wood Crate Framelits to the rescue! For this happy, I turned the little crate into an Easter basket.

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When using this die, you’ll need two images. One of the best parts, the die also scores the card stock. I wanted to step it up a notch and ran the images through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It really gave it an Easter basket look and feel.

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To finish off the basket, I needed a handle. So, I just cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 9″ x 1/2″. Because I wanted to dress it up a bit, I also added a strip of the Gingham Gala DSP.

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Don’t you just love the little squirrel holding the sunflower? It reminds me of my backyard. We have very large oak trees and a whole bunch of squirrels.  Every Spring, I plant giant sunflowers and they climb the stalks to get to the sunflower seeds.  It’s all good, I plant so many, I still have my share to bring inside to enjoy.

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I would love to show you how quick and easy this little happy is to create. How about a FREE video tutorial?

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Crate – Crumb Cake CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, cut two images using the Wood Crate Die. Run through the Big Shot with the Basket Weave folder.
  • Handle – Crumb Cake CS – 9″ x 1/2″ and Gingham Gala DSP – 6″ x 3/8″
  • Banner – Gingham Gala DSP – 2″ x 3″, stamp sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black, punch the image with the Duet Banner Punch.
  • Scallop Circle – Pineapple Punch CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut the image with the Layering Circle Framelits.
  • Circle – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the squirrel in Memento Tuxedo Black, color the image with watercolor pencils as follows: Sunflower – Daffodil Delight; Sunflower Center – Early Espresso Leaf – Granny Apple Green; Squirrel – Early Espresso; Hat/Jacket – Pacific Point; Jacket Trim – Calypso Coral. Cut out the image with the Layering Circle Framelits.
  • Flowers – scraps of Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green CS – using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, punch two flowers from Pineapple Punch and from Granny Apple Green punch two center and four leaves.

Ready to whip out some of these super cute happies? I would appreciate you shopping my online store. Use my February 2019 Host Code, JQ2439N9, place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) and I’ll send you a FREE package of Basic Rhinestones.  A little thank you from me to you.

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Easter Gift Bag Fable Friends

Easter Gift Bag Fable Friends

Need something to present all your Easter gifts? I’ve got the perfect idea. A sweet Easter gift bag featuring the Fable Friends stamp set. You’ll be able to put these together in no time at all.  

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I was lucky enough to find my gift bag at the Dollar Tree. The color reminded me of our Pineapple Punch.  I know it would be a great beginning to my Easter Gift Bag featuring the Fable Friends set. 

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This sweet Easter Gift bag has lots of texture and interest and really shows off the sweet bunny. I colored him with water color pencils as follows: inside ears – Melon Mambo, Jacket – Pacific Point, Bunny – Early Espresso, Buttons – Basic Black.

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Because I love the Stitched Labels dies, I incorporated three of them.  I like the soft stitching and the curvy detail.

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And don’t you think the Gingham Gala DSP and Florentine Thinlit are the perfect backdrop.  I also used a masking technique to achieve the look of the sky and grass behind the bunny. By masking off the bunny, you can avoid getting ink where you don’t want it.  Want to see how I did just that? Here’s another of my FREE video tutorials.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Bag – Purchased at the Dollar Tree. They come three to a package. (51/4″ x 8 1/2″
  • Background Mat – Gingham Gala DSP – Balmy Blue – 6″ x 4 1/4″
  • Accent scallops on the DSP – Whisper White cut two @1″ x 6″, cut two with the die from Be Mine Stitched.
  • Background Die – Granny Apple Green CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Florentine Thinlit Die.
  • Focal Image – Balmy Blue CS – 3 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ – Stamp the bunny and greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black. Die cut the bunny with the Layering Oval frame lit. Die cut the sentiment with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Sentiment Accent – Balmy Blue CA – 3 14″ x 1 1/4″, cut with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Use the masking technique shown in the video to add color to the bunny.

Assembly:

  • Pop the bunny image to the large label.
  • Pop the sentiment to the small label.
  • Wet Glue the scallop trim to the upper and lower part of the DSP. Trim as needed.
  • Adhere the DSP mat to the bag.
  • Wet glue the Florentine die cut to the DSP.
  • Pop the bunny/label to the DSP.
  • Pop the Accent piece and sentiment to tDSP.
  • Apply two of the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the accent label.
  • Apply a pearl to the center of each of the sequin.

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