Feb 142017
 

Old and New Combined

I know I haven’t posted for quite a while. At first, it was school work that was keeping me from posting. Then I got tied up with working on my husband’s books. I have been creating the cover art, helping with the editing and doing the book formatting. I have learned a lot as I have studied what I needed to do. We are only on the second book, so far. He started out just writing the books for our children and grandchildren. But we all pushed him to get them published. So now we are working on getting that done. If you would like to check out his site, you can see it HERE.

Now, back to stamping. I needed an anniversary card recently, so I took one of the card bases from one of my Paper Pumpkin kits, added some paper and stickers from an old Stampin’ Up! Scrapbooking kit. Then I stamped and punched some flowers with Pink Pirouette ink. Then I cut out some leaves with the Flourish Thinlits.

My goal, lately, when I make a card for someone is to use some of my retired stash, along with current items. I will share some more with you in the coming weeks. I’m really hoping to get back into posting more often.

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May 172016
 

Endless Birthday Wishes Birthday Card

I made this birthday card a while back. But since I wasn’t posting on my blog at the time, I didn’t share it before.

This card uses the Work of Art and the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp sets, along with the Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets. The Bird Builder Punch was used for the leaves and the Square Framelits were used for the square frame.

The colors used are Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party and Whisper White. The final touch on the flowers was to add a Rhinestone to the center of each. I hope this card gives you some ideas for making your own birthday cards.

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May 052016
 

Watercolor Wings Just For You Card

This just for you card is so simple to make with the Watercolor Wings stamp set. I used the Work of Art stamp set to create the background. But before I stamped onto the card, I stamped off on my scratch paper to make it lighter. I really love the Watercolor Wings stamp set. You can make some really beautiful butterflies using different color combinations. What colors do you like to use for your just for you cards?

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May 042016
 

Reason For the Season Birthday Card

Here’s a birthday card using Reason for the Season stamp set. Normally, I would think of this stamp set as a Christmas stamp set since it’s a Poinsettia. But, by changing the color of the flower, you can change the look and use it for other occasions. I got the idea for this card from one I saw on Pinterest, but I made some changes to it.

This card was created for a customer who had this set and was doing a workshop in the mail. This was one of the stamps sets she had. And since everyone can use birthday cards, I figured we couldn’t lose with that sentiment. We also used ink colors that she had on hand.

The card stock is Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. The ink is Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tuxedo Memento. To get the little yellow dots between flowers, I just used the flower center.

Use this birthday card as an inspiration for your own creation.

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Apr 292016
 

Watercolor Wings Butterfly Card

This Watercolor Wings Butterfly Card was one that was made at one of my workshops.It is so simple, but so elegant and can be used for pretty much any occasion.

I had seen a tutorial on how you can make a butterfly stamp with some fun foam and the Butterflies Thinlits. It’s a little messy stamping with this kind of stamp because you get ink on your fingers when you take it off of the block and put it on the block. But it gives you another way to make butterfly cards without so many layers.

We stamped the Watercolor Wings butterfly first with the colors I had chosen. We were trying for a Monarch Butterfly look with this one. Then we stamped the detail with the fun foam stamp that I had created, inked with Memento ink pad. Then we cut out the whole butterfly with the Bold Butterflies Framelits.

If you have any questions on how to make this butterfly card, just post it in the comments below and I will answer it as soon as I can.

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Apr 272016
 

May Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

Earlier this month at Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrator OnStage event, they gave attendees a chance to sneak peek the May Paper Pumpkin kit, so now they’re giving you a peek too! The Many Manly Occasions kit will include 8 laser-cut cards and envelopes and I know you’ll love it. Be sure to sign up by May 10 to get this kit.I know I can’t wait to get mine.

You can either go HERE to subscribe, or you can go HERE to get the pre-paid subcription. For a 6-month pre-paid subscription, you save $1 a month and on a 12-month pre-paid subscription, you save $2 a month.

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