Category Archives: Spring Mini

Around the World Blog Hop

Welcome to the “Around the World on Wednesday” blog hop!  I am so excited to be part of this as they are bringing back the very first “Control Freak” blog hoppers for a really cool…

My color was “blue” and this was tough because I really do love ALL the blues!  I am however, very sad the Seaside Spray will be retiring and decided to do a little bit of retiring (ink color, ribbon, dies) with a little bit of new stamps!  Of course I just HAD to use dragonflies…I absolutely LOVE dragonflies (in case you couldn’t tell from my blog banner!)

Here’s the details…

  • Seaside Spray – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Seaside Spray – 3 3/4 x 5, stamp some of the small dragonflies in Seaside Spray, add to card front
  • Sand and Sea DSP – (Seaside texture print) – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, add a strip of Misty Moonlight – 1/2 x 3 3/4, behind panel and add to card front
  • Basic White – cutout the two largest shaped Stitched So Sweet Labels, stamp the smaller on with the greeting in Misty Moonlight, add smaller label to larger one using dimensionals, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp two dragonflies in Memento Black, color using Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight Blends, punch out, add Wink of Stella to wings, let dry and add to card front
  • Tie a small bow in the Seaside Spray metallic ribbon, add to card front
  • Add an Opal Round to finish off

Simple card but so pretty in blue.

Set(s): Dragonfly Garden
Paper: Basic White, Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight, Sand and Sea DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray BLENDS:  Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray
Other: Dragonfly Punch, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon, Opal Round, Dimensionals

It’s time to move on to Connie Babbert

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Just in case you need it…here’s the list of everyone who is in the hop!

Jan Clothier – NZ
Tatiana Tobin – AU
Leonie Stuart – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU
Melissa Gifford – AU
Danielle Kassing – NL
Satomi Wellard
Pia Gephardt – DE
Ximena Morales – DE
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Mary Brown – US – Special Guest
Connie Babbert – US – Special Guest
Wendy Lee – US
Shel Anderson – CA
Chris Smith – US
Lisa Martz – US – Special Guest
Tricia Butts – US
Wendy Weixler – US – Special Guest
Elaine de Montmorency – CA
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US
Teri West – US
Cheryl Hamilton – US

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Pretty Perennials

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

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I am so sad that the Best Plaid Dies are retiring so thought these colors would make a cool plaid…

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Here’s the details…

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Regals DSP (Blackberry Bliss texture print) – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic Whit e- 3 1/2 x 5
  • Daffodil Delight – cut out the more solid plaid, add to the Basic White panel and trim down
  • Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay – cut out the open plaid die, layer onto the Basic White panel and trim down, add panel to card front
  • Basic White – 1 1/2 x 2 1/4, stamp happy in Daffodil Delight and Birthday in Blackberry Bliss, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add three ladybug trinkets 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…

While we anxiously wait for the new Annual Catalog, do you want a perfect QUICK & EASY Product Class idea that features a couple retiring items?  Or, do you often need a little gift box in a hurry?  Have your customers (or you!) purchase the Perfect Parcel Dies (clearance for $14) and Flowers for Every Season Designer Paper (clearance for $6.90).  You’ll get four different box ideas (two are uniquely altered!) using this colorful and seasonal Collection and they will have a TON of designer paper left to make more!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Pretty Perennials
Paper: Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Regals DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Best Plaid Dies, Ladybug Trinkets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM170 – Pierced Blooms

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

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I used the colors (navy, pink and grey) for my inspiration

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Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Night of Navy – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through the Painted Texture Embossing folder, layer onto Smoky Slate, 3 3/4 x 5, add to card front
  • Add strip of the Blushing Bride Metallic ribbon to the card front
  • Whisper White – cut out 2 larges Stitched So Sweet Dies, stamp greeting in Smoky Slate
  • Add the largest one to the card front
  • Smoky Slate – cut out two of the multi-leaf stem, add to card front, add the smaller Stitched So Sweet label to card front using dimensionals
  • Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, Smokey Slate – cut out some Pierced Blooms dies, layer and add to card front. Cut bow out of Blushing Bride, 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…

While we anxiously wait for the new Annual Catalog, do you want a perfect QUICK & EASY Product Class idea that features a couple retiring items?  Or, do you often need a little gift box in a hurry?  Have your customers (or you!) purchase the Perfect Parcel Dies (clearance for $14) and Flowers for Every Season Designer Paper (clearance for $6.90).  You’ll get four different box ideas (two are uniquely altered!) using this colorful and seasonal Collection and will have a TON of designer paper left to make more!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Ink: Smoky Slate
Other: Pierced Blooms Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM169 – Hydrangea Haven

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

Don’t you just LOVE hydrangeas?

Here’s the details…

  • Purple Posy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Purple Posy – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, add to card front
  • Hydrangea Hill DSP – Purple/white stripe – 2 x 4 1/4, add to card front
  • Early Espresso – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – cut out Stitched Nested Label, randomly stamp individual petal in Highland Heather and Seaside Spray, stamp greeting using Early Espresso, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – some individual petals in Highland Heather and Seaside Spray, cut out and add to card
  • Add some small Basic Rhinestones to centers of individual petals
  • Tie a bow in the Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon 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…

We think our Sweet Strawberry Collection is one of our “sweetest” ones yet!  BUT…it isn’t JUST for strawberries…you’ll love one of our “unusual” ideas for the punch!  We’ve used Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch, along with Snail Mail Designer Paper in this bright and fun-filled Collection with three card ideas (one a unique fun fold!) and a different type of box that holds a LOT!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Hydrangea Haven
Paper: Whisper White, Purple Posy, Early Espresso, Hydrangea Hill DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Highland Heather, Seaside Spray
Other: Stitched Nested Labels, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Pierced Blooms Dies

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

I wanted to do something a little different with these colors and decided to have fun with my Pierced Blooms Dies…

Here’s the details…

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Dandy Garden DSP – dandelion Bumblebee print – 3 1/4 x 4, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Night of Navy, add to card front
  • Gold Hoop – add to card front
  • Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Whisper White – cut out various flower pieces
  • Old Olive – cut out various leave pieces
  • Layer everything together and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Lady Bug Trinkets 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…

Who doesn’t love to get some HAPPY mail?  The Pretty Perennials stamp set has plenty of happy wishes, greetings and flowers that are perfect for all occasions!  For our EXPANDED Pretty Perennials Fun Folds Collection, we’ve combined the bundle with some easy, yet FUN, card folds to make extra special cards!  We’ve used the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and Perennials Dies to create SIX fun-fold card tutorials and paired them with the black & white True Love Designer Paper for an extra WOW!   See more details HERE!

Set(s): Sweet Strawberry
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bumblebee, Old Olive, Dandy Garden DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Pierced Blooms Dies, Gold Hoops, Lady Bug Trinkets, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM168 – Dandelion Wishes

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

Doesn’t this just feel like spring?

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Bricks and Mortar folder, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Petal Pink, Bermuda Bay – cut out various size flowers from the Dandy Wished dies, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Real Red, cut out using Layering Circle Die, layer onto matching Bermuda Bay Scallop Circle, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Opal Rounds 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…

Who doesn’t love to get some HAPPY mail?  The Pretty Perennials stamp set has plenty of happy wishes, greetings and flowers that are perfect for all occasions!  For our EXPANDED Pretty Perennials Fun Folds Collection, we’ve combined the bundle with some easy, yet FUN, card folds to make extra special cards!  We’ve used the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and Perennials Dies to create SIX fun-fold card tutorials and paired them with the black & white True Love Designer Paper for an extra WOW!   See more details HERE!

Set(s): Dandelion Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Real Red
Other: Dandy Wishes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder, Opal Round, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Dragonfly Garden

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

Yep…think it is time for ANOTHER Dragonfly Garden card…

Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight- 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • True Love DSP – THREE different prints 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, add to card front on angles
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp flower image in Daffodil Delight and greeting in Memento Black, add piece of Basic Black – 1/2 x 5 1/2, behind panel on left, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp dragonfly twice, color using Daffodil Delight Blends, punch out, add Wink of Stella to the wings,a dd to card front
  • Basic Black – punch out small dragonfly, add to card front
  • Add some Black Matte Dots to finish off

LOVE them dragonflies!

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…

Who doesn’t love to get some HAPPY mail?  The Pretty Perennials stamp set has plenty of happy wishes, greetings and flowers that are perfect for all occasions!  For our EXPANDED Pretty Perennials Fun Folds Collection, we’ve combined the bundle with some easy, yet FUN, card folds to make extra special cards!  We’ve used the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and Perennials Dies to create SIX fun-fold card tutorials and paired them with the black & white True Love Designer Paper for an extra WOW!   See more details HERE!

Set(s): Dragonfly Garden
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, True Love DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, BLENDS:  Daffodil Delight
Other: Dragonflies Punch, Matte Black Dots, Wink of Stella

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM167 – Sweet Strawberry

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its an adorable cookie…

YUMMY!

Here’s the details…

  • So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Regals DSP Paper Pack – Real Red dotted – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Soft Seafoam – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, add Stitched Whimsy Die, stamp image twice using Garden Green, add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp strawberry, leaves, stem 2 times each and flower 3 times using Memento Black, color using Blends, punch out, layer and add to card front using dimentsionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting in Real Red, cut out around it, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Red Rhinestones 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…

How cute are these little chicks that are SO trendy in the farmhouse decorating right now?  We love that Stampin’ Up! added dies to the Hey Chick stamp set and then created a brand new bundle that coordinates!  Double the FUN!  You’ll love all the “punny” cards you can make for your family and friends!  We’ve used BOTH Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles in this expanded Collection.  You’ll get SIX unique tutorials that include four cards, and two treat boxes!  Find more details HERE!

Set(s): Sweet Strawberry
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Soft Seafoam, Regals DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green, Real Red, BLENDS:  Real Red, Shaded Spruce, So Saffron
Other: Strawberry Builder Punch, Stitched Whimsy Dies, Red Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Dragonfly Garden

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

You know how I LOVE dragonflies…so perfect…

Here’s the details…

  • Seaside Spray – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White -3 1/2 x 5 1/2, cut out oval then used the opening to sponge Seaside Spray to create the oval, stamp the dots from Sweet Ice Cream in Seaside Spray, stamp greeting in Gorgeous Grape add piece of Brights Gorgeous Grape Texture print 1/2 x 5 1/2 behind panel then add to card front
  • Whisper White – stamp dragonflies in Memento Black, color using Rose Rococo Blends, punch out, add Wink of Stella to the wings, add to card front
  • Gorgeous Grape sheer ribbon, tie into a bow, add to card front
  • Add two of the pink Pastel Pearls to the card front to finish off

I just LOVE dragonflies!

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…

How cute are these little chicks that are SO trendy in the farmhouse decorating right now?  We love that Stampin’ Up! added dies to the Hey Chick stamp set and then created a brand new bundle that coordinates!  Double the FUN!  You’ll love all the “punny” cards you can make for your family and friends!  We’ve used BOTH Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles in this expanded Collection.  You’ll get SIX unique tutorials that include four cards, and two treat boxes!  Find more details HERE!

Set(s): Dragonfly Garden, Sweet Ice Cream
Paper: Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Seaside Spray, Gorgeous Grape BLENDS:  Rose Rococo
Other: Dragonflies Punch, Pastel Pearls, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

 

 

IM166 – Sweet Ice Cream

It’s Monday again and you know what that means…it’s time for another AWESOME inspiration! This week its cool ice cream and popsicle cookies…

Aren’t those just so yummy looking?

Here’s the details…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 5, layer onto Gorgeous Grape – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to card front
  • Stamp the random dots in Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape
  • Brights DSP (Bermuda, Grape, Melon) – cut out a piece each 7/8 x 3 1/2, add to card front on angles
  • Whisper White – stamp three ice creams (Grape, Berumda, Melon), add sprinkles on the grape one using Early Espresso, punch out, cone – Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso, punch out, layer and add to card front using dimesnioals
  • Whisper White – stamp popscicle in Melon for the top part and Bermuda/Grade for the bottom, add lines in Early Espresso, cut out, stamp popscicle stick in Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso, cut out, add behind popscicle and ad to card front using dimensioals
  • Bermuda Bay – stamp greeting in Versamark, white emboss, cut out and add to card front
  • Add some Basic Rhinestone 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…

How cute are these little chicks that are SO trendy in the farmhouse decorating right now?  We love that Stampin’ Up! added dies to the Hey Chick stamp set and then created a brand new bundle that coordinates!  Double the FUN!  You’ll love all the “punny” cards you can make for your family and friends!  We’ve used BOTH Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles in this expanded Collection.  You’ll get SIX unique tutorials that include four cards, and two treat boxes!  Find more details HERE!

Set(s): Sweet Ice Cream
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Early Espresso, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Cinnamon Cider
Other: Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch, White Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!