Category Archives: Spring Mini

Simply Succulents

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

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I decided to pull out my Simply Succulents for this..

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Here’s the details…

  • Soft Succulent – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 – run through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder
  • Fresh Freesia – 1 5/8 x 6 1/4 – stamp the smaller open succulent in Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia, add to card on a diagonal, trim edges, add panel to card front
  • Basic White – stamp large succulent image and flower pot in Memento Black, color using dimensionals, cut out, layer and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Tie bow in Fresh Freesia ribbon, add to card front
  • Balmy Blue – 3/8 x 2 3/4, stamp greeting in Memento Black, cut on slant on the right side, add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add some Incolor Jewels 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…

And now for our latest collection…

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Our second featured online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the stunning nature BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE!  With both stamped tree images and detailed tree dies, along with inspiring greetings, this one is a MUST-HAVE!  We had SO much fun coming up with these tutorials for a multi-seasonal Collection full of color!  You’ll get three card ideas (one a fun-fold!) and a pretty home-décor item you’ll have sitting out all year long!  See more details here!

Set(s): Simply Succlents
Paper: Basic White, Soft Succulent, Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue
Ink: Memento Black, Balmy Blue, Fresh Freesia BLENDS:  Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue
Other: Potted Succulents, Incolor Jewels, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Fresh Freesia Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

IM173 – Sweet Strawberry

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

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I decided to go with the strawberry theme!

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Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Brights DSP – (Granny Apple Green Dotted print) – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front on bottom
  • Melon Mambo – 1/4 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Basic White – stamp 3 strawberries, 5 leaves, 3 stems, 2 large flowers and 3 small flowers in Memento Black, Stamp inside of strawberries in Melon Mambo, Leaves and Stems in Granny Apple green, cut/punch everything out, layer and add to card front
  • For the two larger flowers, stamp again on Melon Mambo and punch out centers using the 1/4″ hole punch; so the same for the 3 small flowers but in So Saffron, add to center of each flower
  • So Saffron – stamp greeting in Memento Black, punch out using Double Oval Punch, add to card front using Dimensionals
  • Add some Basic 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…

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Our second featured online class collection from the NEW Annual Catalog is the stunning nature BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE!  With both stamped tree images and detailed tree dies, along with inspiring greetings, this one is a MUST-HAVE!  We had SO much fun coming up with these tutorials for a multi-seasonal Collection full of color!  You’ll get three card ideas (one a fun-fold!) and a pretty home-décor item you’ll have sitting out all year long!  See more details here!

Set(s): Sweet Strawberry
Paper: Basic White, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Brights DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green
Other: Strawberry Builder Punch, Double Oval Punch, Basic Rhinestone, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Dragonfly Garden

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

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This was just perfect for DRAGONFLIES…

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Here’s the details…

  • Basic White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic White – 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, run through Greenery Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Flirty Flamingo, Seaside Spray, So Saffron – 3/4 x 4, stamp greeting from Inspired Thoughts to the Saffron one, add all three to card front using dimensionls
  • Basic White – stamp three dragonflies, colors with matching blends, punch out, add Wink of Stella to the wings, add to card front
  • Add some Opal Rounds to the card 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…

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The NEW Annual Catalog is here and we are SO excited with all the FUN new things it offers!  Nothing can make you smile more than seeing a garden full of colorful pansies, so for our first Collection we just couldn’t resist the gorgeous Pansy Patch Bundle.  We know you’ll love the embossed Pansy Dies that enhance the detailed Pansy Patch stamp set.  Plus, it has some beautiful font greetings!  We’ve used PANSY PATCH BUNDLE with the PANSY PETALS DESIGNER PAPER for a colorful Collection with four card ideas and two gift packaging ideas!  See more details HERE!

Set(s): Dragonfly Garden, Inspired Thoughts
Paper: Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Seaside Spray, So Saffron
Ink: Memento Black, BLENDS:  Flirty Flamingo, Seaside Spray, So Saffron
Other: Greenery Embossing Folder, Dragonfly Punch, Wink of Stella, Opal Rounds, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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’!