Miss You Well Said Bundle

Miss You Well Said Bundle

This super cute miss you card was created with the new Well Said bundle.  WOW, it’s a 51-piece red rubber stamp set with a 24-piece coordinating die set.  Talk about versatility.  With this one bundle you can create your own custom sentiment for any card or project.

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Have you ever participated in a card swap? I host a number of Team Swaps for my group. My miss you card was created for our Spring is in the Air Swap. Everyone is required to use new products from the 2019 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs.

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Nothing says Spring more than fun vibrant colors.  My color palette is Whisper White, Basic Black, Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime Twist.  Can’t get too much more vibrant than that! I took my cue from the gorgeous Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  Psst, did you know you can earn it for FREE?

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You’ll want to pick up the Well Said bundle as quick as you can so that you can earn your first Sale-a-Bration item of the season. In my miss you card, not only did I use the FREE paper, but the gorgeous FREE organdy ribbon as well.

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Did you know we have rectangle stitched framelits now? Oh boy, I’m so happy about that.  I used the largest in the set to cut my Highland Heather mat and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Subtle TEIF to get all that texture. Join me in my studio to see how easy it is to put this one together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Basic Black CS – 5 3/8″ x 4″
  • Embossed Mat – Highland Heather CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the largest stitched rectangle die and then run through the Big Shot with the Subtle TEIF.
  • Accent Band – Botanical Butterfly DSP – 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Focal Mat – Basic Black CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and Botanical Butterfly DSP – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Sentiment – Basic Black CS – 1″ x 2 1/2″ and Whisper White CS – 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Flourishes, Butterfly & Small Heart – Grapefruit Grove CS – two @ 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Miss You – Basic Black cS – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, back with adhesive sheet and then die cut
  • Butterfly & Small Flowers – Lemon Lime Twist CS – 2 1/4″ x 1″

Shopping is quick and easy, just click any of the items below to start filling your shopping card.  I would very much appreciate your business.

Big Shot

$110.00

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Wonderful Romance

Wonderful Romance

Just as soon as you get a chance, turn to page 11 in your new Occasions Catalog.  You won’t want to miss all the fabulous goodies in the Floral Romance Suite. The gorgeous Wonderful Romance bundle includes a lovely 8-piece cling mount stamp set and a unique 15 piece die set.  Not only do the dies cut, but a number of them emboss at the same time. 

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Oh my goodness, did you notice that beautiful lattice detail? One pass through the Big Shot and you’ll be able to achieve this fabulous look.

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The rich color palette of Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White definitely spoke to the Wonderful Romance look of this card. Because our Stampin’ Blends are sold in coordinating colors, the floral image was a breeze to color.

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Be sure to check out the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper while you’re at it. The paper pack has a sold, elegant design and includes 12 sheets, six of which are vellum.  You’ll receive three each of two single-sided designs and six printed sheets, 3 each of 2 double-sided designs. We also now have Old Olive linen thread, hooray!! What to create your own perfect 3-loop bow? My Susan Bow Maker directions can be found here.

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And I just love dressing up the inside of my cards.  The beautiful vellum made that quick and easy and oh so elegant.  I’ve got a trick for adhering the vellum, so be sure to view the FREE video tutorial featured below.

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Exciting news!! We now have a set of 13 rectangle stitched framelit dies.  This is going to make designing super easy and will add a whole new element of design to your projects. Want to see this Wonderful Romance bundle in action?  My FREE video tutorial will lead you step-by-step through the process.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pear Pizzazz CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, cut the edge of the card front with the die from Wonderful Floral Framelits die set.
  • DSP Front Mat – Floral Romance Specialty DSP – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Accent Band – Rich Razzelberry CS – 51/4″ x 6″ – Cut 2, one for the card front and one for the inside
  • Floral Image – Shimmery White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black, color with the Rich Razzelberry and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends, die cut with the coordinating die from Wonderful Floral Framelits.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″, stamp in Mossy Meadow and die cut with the Rectangle Stitched die.
  • Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – scrap, cut with the die from Wonderful Romance Framelits.
  • Sprig – Pear Pizzazz CS – Scrap, cut with the die from Wonderful Romance Framelits.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Inside Accent Mat – Floral Romance Specialty DSP – 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, be sure to view the video to learn how to adhere the vellum without seeing the glue!

I would very much appreciate you ordering any needed supplies from my online store.  You will also earn WOW Customer Loyalty Points in the process.  It’s a win-win!!

Glue Dots

$5.25

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Butterfly Gala & Botanical Butterfly

Butterfly Gala & Botanical Butterfly

Creating quick and easy, yet beautiful cards is always the goal.  But, the Butterfly Gala bundle just made that so much better.  The butterfly images are positioned on the stamps so that the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch will punch out both a small and large butterfly in one punching motion.

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Wait, do you see a theme going on? It’s a Butterfly Gala explosion. Not only do we have this lovely bundle, but some gorgeous new FREE Sale-a-Bration DSP that will help you in your creative process.

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Another great Sale-a-Bration Level 1 selection is the Part of My Story stamp set.  I love the sentiments and fonts and they are great for all sort of cards.

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That gorgeous paper dictated the color palette; Whisper White, Highland Heather, and Basic Black. And coloring was made very easy with just two of our Stampin’ Blends, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green.  I used the light tone, but you could always mix and match with the dark tones as well.

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I’m always happy to figure out new ways of using our ribbons.  This time I married some black satin and whisper white polka dot tulle to achieve the perfect trim for my card. Those gorgeous wooden elements, can you believe it? It’s a FREE Sale-a-Bration item as well.

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Because to me a card just isn’t finished, until you’ve stamped inside, I used another image from the Part of My Story set to complete my message.

I would love to show you how to put this little beauty together.  Join me for my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Highland Heather CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Top DSP Mat – Botanical Butterfly DSP – 3 3/4″ x 3″
  • Bottom DSP Mat – Botanical Butterfly DSP – 3 3/4″ x 2″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Memento Black, cut the image with the die from Rose Trellis Thinlits.
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, stamp the butterflies in Memento Black, color with the Light Balmy Blue and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  Highlight with the Wink of Stella pen. Punch the image with the Butterfly Due Punch.
  • 1/2″ Basic Black Satin Ribbon – 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – 5 1/2″
  • Doily – Pearlized Doily – 1/2, sponge with Highland Heather
  • Butterfly Elements – two leaf images

I bet you can’t wait to get the Butterfly Gala bundle on your next order.  I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store.  I’ve made it quick and easy, just click on any item to begin your shopping experience.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Dear Doily

Dear Doily

The Dear Doily bundle had me with the doily image alone.  But, oh my it’s so much more than that.  It ticks off all the creativity blocks for me.  It’s versatile, vintage, has fabulous all occasion sentiments, beautiful fonts and a coordinating set of dies. Who could ask for more? Well, there is more!! The  purchase of this bundle qualifies for a FREE Level 1 Sale-a-Bration item.  Woohoo!!! 

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Sometimes it’s difficult to pick up a new set and start creating right out the box.  I didn’t seem to have that problem with this one.  Our new background stamp, Crackle Paint, lends itself beautifully with this set. So, I decided to start there, creating a soft subtle background.

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To tone it down just a bit, I added a layer of the fabulous printed vellum from the Floral Romance Specialty DSP.  My FREE video tutorial below, includes a fabulous trick on how to adhere the vellum, with no visible adhesive. 

The versatile dies don’t just cut one type of doily, but many. And nesting them creates even more lovely images. Be sure to pick up a package of multi-purpose adhesive sheets to back your cardstock.  Because, that little trick makes it quick and easy to adhere delicate die cuts to your projects.

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My color palette is Petal Pink, Whisper White and Sahara Sand. To make the floral sprigs pop just a bit, I colored onto the stamp with both Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers. And yes, there is a die for the image. Highlighting that gorgeous sentiment was easy with the new Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon and the Frosted Flower Embellishment. 

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This set makes it easy to “dress up” the inside of your cards. I just had to decide which of the lovely sentiments to finish with and then stamp a row of the smaller doilies on the bottom edge.  Voila, fini’. Want to learn all these tips and tricks? I’m happy too help you out.  Here’s that FREE video tutorial I promised.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mat – Petal Pink CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamp the Crackle Paint background in Sahara Sand
  • Vellum Mat – Floral Romance Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Doily – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, back the card stock with the adhesive sheet, then cut wit the die from Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, stamped in Sahara Sand, punch out the image with a 2″ circle punch.
  • Sprigs – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 8 1/2″ – ink the image with the Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers and cut the images with the coordinating die from Doily Builder set.
  • Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon – about 10″
  • Frosted Flower Embellishments – one Petal Pink flower

Need some supplies and want to cash in that FREE Sale-a-Bration choice?  I would appreciate you stopping by my online store to place an order.  Just click on any of the items below to start filling your shopping cart.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Rooted in Nature Shimmer Paint Techniques

Rooted in Nature Shimmer Paint Techniques

If you haven’t guessed by now, I love creating my own unique backgrounds. For this card, the Rooted in Nature set was calling my name. I also knew I wanted to showcase our beautiful Shimmer Paints.  In this one card, there are five techniques!

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Rooted in Nature is a 16 piece set and coordinates with the Rooted in Nature Framelits dies. Purchase the bundle and save 10%.  This is the set that is perfect for all occasions, birthday, thinking of you, masculine cards, encouragement and the list goes on and on.

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To create that lovely background, I started off with a piece of our shimmery white card stock.  The weight and finish of this paper lends itself to all types of techniques.  Not to mention, you get a shimmery look to start things off.  I used both our Bright Copper and Vegas Gold Shimmer Paints in each of the techniques.   There is lots going on here, so I thought it best to film a FREE video tutorial for you. In that way, you can see up close how I put all those techniques to use.

Now, what do you think about that?  Isn’t the Rooted in Nature bundle the best?  Be sure to place it on your next order so that you can create one of these cards yourself.

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Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Nature’s Poem DSP – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Background Mat – Shimmery White CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Leaves – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and Vellum CS – 2 1/2″ x 3″
  • Scallop Oval – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4″ x 3″, cut with the Layering Ovals die
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″, stamped in Versa Mark, sprinkle with Copper Embossing Powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Cut the image with the Layering Ovals die.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS

I would love to earn your business.  You can shop my online store 24/7.  All the supplies I’ve used in this project are listed below.

Heat Tool

$30.00
Glue Dots

$5.25
Big Shot

$110.00

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

World Card Making Day First Frost

World Card Making Day First Frost

Hooray, it’s World Card Making Day!! It’s not too late to get in your craft room and #makeacardsendacard for someone special. Handmade cards are unique, one of kind, treasures.  The cards reinforce how much one person loves another.  On this World Card Making Day, set aside some time to give a part of yourself. Your creation will be cherished and kept forever.

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For my World Card Making Day card, I used the First Frost bundle.  It’s not just for Christmas and I really wanted to show the versatility of this set. I needed a swap card for my WOW Team Swap, It’s Fall Y’all was the theme and I thought this would be a great opportunity to shake things up and use this set. Choosing my color palette was the first step. Warm colors speak Fall to me and so I chose Cajun Craze,Crushed Curry and Blackberry Bliss with hints of all things copper.  

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The absolutely fabulous DSP background is from the Frosted Floral Specialty pack.  Talk about yummy!! This DSP has a shimmery, frosted look.

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Look at all that texture on the roses. And it’s so easy to do.  Just ink, stamps and paper and you’ll look like an artist. The beautiful copper accents were created with the sprig die from the First Frost set.  The Seasonal Layers Thinlits have so many fantastic dies, but I was drawn to that gorgeous leaf. I cut two of those for this design.

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When choosing the sentiment for my World Card Making Day card, I knew I wanted something that spoke to thanks and being grateful.  I knew we had just the right words with the lovely sentiments in Country Home.

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To me, a really special card isn’t complete until you’ve dressed up the inside.  It’s another little something that you can add to your card making to make the recipient feel truly special.

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I just love this card and I hope the person that will be receiving it will know how much they mean to me. Stamping the envelope will even make the postman take a second look and admire the gift I’m sending to my friend.

My World Card Making Day card has lots of layers and may look a little intimidating to some.  But, no worries, I’ve published this FREE video tutorial in case you want to create that special someone a WOW card.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Gray Granite – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP – Frosted Floral Specialty DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, stamped in Blackberry Bliss with the stamp from Country Home.  Rich Razzleberry CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.  Both pieces cut with the die from the Merry Christmas Thinlits.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″. All images are from the First Frost set.  Stamp three large roses in Crushed Curry, 2 large roses in Cajun Craze, 2 small roses in Cajun Craze and 3 accent flowers in Blackberry Bliss.  Die cut all with the dies from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits.
  • Leaves – Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper – Copper – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut two leaves with the die from Seasonal Layers.
  • Sprigs – Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper – Copper – 6″ x 1 3/4″, cut three sprigs with the die from Frosted Bouquet Framelits.
  • Inside Accent Band – Frosted Floral Specialty DSP – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp the spring st and 2nd generation in Cajun Craze.

I’ll bet you’re itching to create one of these cards.  If so, I would appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you might need.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!