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IM266 – Light the Way

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week it’s a pretty centerpiece

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I just had to use the new Light the Way set…

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Here’s the details…

  • Smoky Slate – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Brights DSP (Daffodil Delight Dotted) – 3 x 5, add to card front
  • Basic Black – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss, add to card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out lantern, add to card front
  • Basic White – punch out 2 medium daisies, layer together, add to card front, punch out 1/2″ circle (retired), add to center of flower, fold some Black/White Gingham ribbon behind flower then add to card front
  • Basic White- stamp large firefly,  two times in Memento Black and two times in Daffodil Delight, out out the top part of firefly body and add to black ones.  On the bottom color every other stripe in Daffodil Delight and on the the top every other on in Basic Black to make a bee; cut out and add to card front
  • Tie a small bow in the Black/White Gingham ribbon and add to top of lantern to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Rain or shine, the delightful animals in Stampin’ Up!’s PLAYING IN THE RAIN BUNDLE are sure to make you smile!  Plus, the PLAYING IN THE RAIN DIES make it easy to cut out the animal shapes AND use the die accessories to add an umbrella, bridge, tree stump, kites or clouds to your nature scene!  We’ve combined the PLAYING IN THE RAIN STAMP SET AND DIES with the RAIN OR SHINE DESIGNER PAPER for some bright, colorful fun!  Our PLAYING IN THE RAIN CARD COLLECTION has step-by-step tutorials for EIGHT cards!  Quickly make them up and send them off to friends and family to let them know you are thinking about them!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Light the Way
Paper: Basic White, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Other: Light the Way Dies, Medium Daisy punch, Black/White Gingham Ribbon, 1/2″ circle punch (retired), White Embossing Powder

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Kid’s Valentine

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to make a Valentine for a kid and I thought the Love Cats set would be sooo cute for this…

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Here’s the details…

  • Sweet Sorbet – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Country Bouquet DSP 5 pieces 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Basic Whit e- cut out a Something Fancy tag, stamp cat in Smoky Slate, color heart in Sweet Sorbet, add tag to card front using dimensionals
  • Real Red/Burlap ribbon – tie small bow in the Real Red ribbon, add to tag
  • Sweet Sorbet – 5/8 x 1 3/4, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner on both sides, add to card front

And now for our latest collection…

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Rain or shine, the delightful animals in Stampin’ Up!’s PLAYING IN THE RAIN BUNDLE are sure to make you smile!  Plus, the PLAYING IN THE RAIN DIES make it easy to cut out the animal shapes AND use the die accessories to add an umbrella, bridge, tree stump, kites or clouds to your nature scene!  We’ve combined the PLAYING IN THE RAIN STAMP SET AND DIES with the RAIN OR SHINE DESIGNER PAPER for some bright, colorful fun!  Our PLAYING IN THE RAIN CARD COLLECTION has step-by-step tutorials for EIGHT cards!  Quickly make them up and send them off to friends and family to let them know you are thinking about them!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Love Cats
Paper: Basic White, Sweet Sorbet, Country Bouquet DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Smoky Slate, Sweet Sorbet Marker
Other: Something Fancy Dies, Real Red/Burlap Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Thanks a Bunch (SAB)

Happy Thursday! This week it’s color inspiration time…

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For some reason this made me think of carrots…

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Here’s the details…

  • Calypso Coral – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Cane Weave Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Favored Flowers DSP (SAB) – Calypso print – 5/8 x 4 3/4, green print 5/8 x 4 1/2, add to card front
  • Blackberry Bliss – cut out label using Something Fancy Dies, add to card front
  • Very Vanilla – stamp carrots in Calypso Coral and Blackberry Bliss, tops in Evening Evergreen and greeting in Evening Evergreen and Calypso Coral; cut everything out, add to card front
  • Add some Evening Evergreen Opal Rounds to card front to finish off

All ready to send out!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out our latest collection…

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Rain or shine, the delightful animals in Stampin’ Up!’s PLAYING IN THE RAIN BUNDLE are sure to make you smile!  Plus, the PLAYING IN THE RAIN DIES make it easy to cut out the animal shapes AND use the die accessories to add an umbrella, bridge, tree stump, kites or clouds to your nature scene!  We’ve combined the PLAYING IN THE RAIN STAMP SET AND DIES with the RAIN OR SHINE DESIGNER PAPER for some bright, colorful fun!  Our PLAYING IN THE RAIN CARD COLLECTION has step-by-step tutorials for EIGHT cards!  Quickly make them up and send them off to friends and family to let them know you are thinking about them!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Thanks a Bunch (SAB)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, Favored Flowers DSP (SAB)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, Evening Evergreen
Other: Something Fancy Dies, Cane Weave Embossing Folder, Incolor Opal Rounds, Dimesnionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Creatively Simple 74 – Love

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Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to our Creatively Simple post where Connie and I take a theme each month am make ‘simple’ cards!  I LOVE simple cards! This month it’s

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Here’s my card for this week…here’s what I did…

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Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Country Floral DSP (green/pink flower print)  – 3 x 4, cut on the diagonal and add the one piece to the bottom right of banner; flip other other piece over, position where you want it, trim; layer panel on Mint Macaron – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp flower portion of image in Petal Pink and leaf portion of image in Mint Macaron, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Mint Macaron – 1/2 x 1 1/2, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut slants on both sides, add to heart using dimensionals
  • Tie bow in Burlap Ribbon (Combo Pack) and add to card front to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

Set(s): Country Bouquet
Paper: Basic White, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Country Floral DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron
Other: Red & Burlap Combo Ribbon Pack, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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IM265 – Love Cats

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week it’s a fun cookie jar…

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WAAAY too cute!

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  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White 3 1/2 x 5, add strip of Country Floral striped DSP 1/2 x 5, behind it then add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp the cats in Crumb Cake, Memento Black and Smoky Slate, cut out, add to card front (the cat of the grey one is added using dimensionals)
  • Sweet Sorbet – 3/4 x 2, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into point, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some red Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

Collage

Rain or shine, the delightful animals in Stampin’ Up!’s PLAYING IN THE RAIN BUNDLE are sure to make you smile!  Plus, the PLAYING IN THE RAIN DIES make it easy to cut out the animal shapes AND use the die accessories to add an umbrella, bridge, tree stump, kites or clouds to your nature scene!  We’ve combined the PLAYING IN THE RAIN STAMP SET AND DIES with the RAIN OR SHINE DESIGNER PAPER for some bright, colorful fun!  Our PLAYING IN THE RAIN CARD COLLECTION has step-by-step tutorials for EIGHT cards!  Quickly make them up and send them off to friends and family to let them know you are thinking about them!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Love Cats
Paper: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Sweet Sorbet, Country Floral DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
Other: Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Favorite New Mini DSP

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite new DSP from the January/April Mini Catalog.  There really are several that I really like but decided to use By the Bay DSP.   I kept the card really simple to show off the DSP

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Here’s the details…

  • Mint Macaron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • By the Bay DSP – pick 5 different prints, 1 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 1/4 x 5, cut slant on left side, add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – 1 18/x 4 3/4, stamp greeting in Night of Navy, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Flat Adhesive Backed Pearls to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Join us in sharing the sweetness of life by using Stampin’ Up!’s SHARE A MILKSHAKE BUNDLE to create some frozen delights on paper! You can mix and match the sundae glass, bowl or waffle cone with the fun-loving greetings!  Use different colors of ice cream combos, then finish off with a spoon or straw and a cherry on top! We’ve combined the SHARE A MILKSHAKE BUNDLE with the COUNTRY GINGHAM DESIGNER PAPER for a sweet, delicious look!  Our SHARE A MILKSHAKE COLLECTION has step-by-step tutorials for THREE cards (one a fun fold!) and a little cute favor idea to celebrate a special occasion!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Go to Greetings
Paper: Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, By the By DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Flat Adhesive Backed Pearls

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Rain or Shine

Happy Thursday! This week it’s sketch inspiration time…

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Oh my word…the Rain or Shine set is just ADORABLE…

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  • Daffodil Delight – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Rain or Shine DSP (blue raindrops) – 3 x 4, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo – 1 x 3 3/4, stamp greeting in Memento Black, add to card front
  • Night of Navy – 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp bunny and umbrella in Memento Black, color with Blends, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Loose Daisy Embellishments to finish off

All ready to send out!

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what our AMAZING design team has done!

Check out our latest collection…

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Join us in sharing the sweetness of life by using Stampin’ Up!’s SHARE A MILKSHAKE BUNDLE to create some frozen delights on paper! You can mix and match the sundae glass, bowl or waffle cone with the fun-loving greetings!  Use different colors of ice cream combos, then finish off with a spoon or straw and a cherry on top! We’ve combined the SHARE A MILKSHAKE BUNDLE with the COUNTRY GINGHAM DESIGNER PAPER for a sweet, delicious look!  Our SHARE A MILKSHAKE COLLECTION has step-by-step tutorials for THREE cards (one a fun fold!) and a little cute favor idea to celebrate a special occasion!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Rain or Shine
Paper: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Rain or Shine DSP
Ink: Memento Black; BLENDS:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue
Other: Rain or Shine Dies, Loose Daisy Embellishments, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Creatively Simple – Love

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Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to our Creatively Simple post where Connie and I take a theme each month am make ‘simple’ cards!  I LOVE simple cards! This month it’s

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Here’s my card for this week…here’s what I did…

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Here’s the details…

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/4 x 5, run through Splatter Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Country Floral DSP (blue diagonal stripe) – 1 3/4 x 3 3/4, add to card front
  • Sweet Sorbet – 1 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into point on one end, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp cat in Basic Grey, color in heart with Sweet Sorbet, cut out, add to card front with car on dimensionals
  • Add some red and white Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems to card front to finish off

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Join us in sharing the sweetness of life by using Stampin’ Up!’s SHARE A MILKSHAKE BUNDLE to create some frozen delights on paper! You can mix and match the sundae glass, bowl or waffle cone with the fun-loving greetings!  Use different colors of ice cream combos, then finish off with a spoon or straw and a cherry on top! We’ve combined the SHARE A MILKSHAKE BUNDLE with the COUNTRY GINGHAM DESIGNER PAPER for a sweet, delicious look!  Our SHARE A MILKSHAKE COLLECTION has step-by-step tutorials for THREE cards (one a fun fold!) and a little cute favor idea to celebrate a special occasion!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Love Cats
Paper: Basic White, Petal Pink, Sweet Sorbet, Country Floral DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Basic Grey; Marker:  Sweet Sorbet
Other: Splatters Embossing Folder, Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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IM264 – Better Days

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It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week it’s beautiful woven wall hanging

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Here’s mine…

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  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Into the Clouds embossing folder, add to card front
  • Regals DSP Paper Pack – Shaded Spruce striped – 1 1/4 x 4 3/4, add to card front, Garden Green Dotted – 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Daffodil Delight – 1 3/4 x 3 3/4, stamp border in Crushed Curry, add to card fornt
  • Basic White – stamp outline in Memento Black, then from bottom up – Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, stamp center of sun in Daffodil Delight and use the Daffodil Delight Dark Blends on the sun rays and frame, cut out, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Basic White – 3/4 x 1 7/8, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut into banner, add to card front using dimensionals

Don’t forget to head over to Create with Connie and Mary to check out Connie’s ADORABLE card!

And now for our latest collection…

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Join us in sharing the sweetness of life by using Stampin’ Up!’s SHARE A MILKSHAKE BUNDLE to create some frozen delights on paper! You can mix and match the sundae glass, bowl or waffle cone with the fun-loving greetings!  Use different colors of ice cream combos, then finish off with a spoon or straw and a cherry on top! We’ve combined the SHARE A MILKSHAKE BUNDLE with the COUNTRY GINGHAM DESIGNER PAPER for a sweet, delicious look!  Our SHARE A MILKSHAKE COLLECTION has step-by-step tutorials for THREE cards (one a fun fold!) and a little cute favor idea to celebrate a special occasion!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Better Days
Paper: Basic White – Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Regals DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight; BLENDS:  Daffodil Delight (Dark)
Other: Into the Clouds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Favorite New Mini Stamp Set

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And it’s Saturday again! This week our theme for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Hop is to use our favorite new set from the January/April Mini Catalog.  This one was a tough one for me because I do like several of them but I find myself gravitating to the Conversation Bubbles when I need a quick card…

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Here’s the details…

  • Orchid Oasis – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Fancy Flora 9purple/blues print) – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer onto Basic White – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, add to card front
  • Basic White – 1/2 x 4, add to card front
  • Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue – cut out the Medium Frame, keep centers in, add to card front
  • Orchid Oasis – stamp frame and greeting in Versamark, white emboss, cut out, slightly offset greeting in frame, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add 3 large white Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems to finish off

And now for our latest collection…

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Join us in sharing the sweetness of life by using Stampin’ Up!’s SHARE A MILKSHARE BUNDLE to create some frozen delights on paper! You can mix and match the sundae glass, bowl or waffle cone with the fun-loving greetings!  Use different colors of ice cream combos, then finish off with a spoon or straw and a cherry on top! We’ve combined the SHARE A MILKSHAKE BUNDLE with the COUNTRY GINGHAM DESIGNER PAPER for a sweet, delicious look!  Our SHARE A MILKSHAKE COLLECTION has step-by-step tutorials for THREE cards (one a fun fold!) and a little cute favor idea to celebrate a special occasion!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Conversation Bubbles
Paper: Basic White, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue
Ink: Versamark
Other: Conversation Bubbles Dies, Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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