A Quick Gift Idea

Hi!  Today I am sharing a quick gift idea if you are like me, and haven’t finished those gifts for teachers, neighbors, family members and friends.

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This is one of the projects attendees made at the Gift Class last week.  They are very quick and easy.

  1. Cut Basic Black card stock at 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″ and fold.
  2. Cut Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to the inside.
  3. Cut Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink card stock at 4 x 5 1/4″.
  4. Stamp sentiment across the bottom – this one is from the Floral Phrases coordinating stamp set.
  5. Run these panels through the Big Shot with the Details Floral thinlets.  Use the Big Shot brush and foam pad to remove the little pieces.
  6. Adhere panels to front of cards.

We did 2 of each color for a total of 6 cards.  The sentiment on the second set was from the Dragonfly Dreams “To a wonderful friend….”   These were then boxed with 6 envelopes in the clear card cases found in the Holiday Catalog.

If you need to make multiple sets, cut all your card stock, stamp your sentiments, then die cut.  Adhere all your layers and package with envelopes.

I am off to The Nutcracker with my daughters – they only have 3 shows left this weekend.  Hard to believe we are at our final weekend already.  I’ll show you what we made for the cast members in a future post.

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Wild About Flowers

Hi! Today I am taking part in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights and our theme is All About Flowers!   If you’d like to vote for your favorites, please click here.  I’d love to make the Top 10 this month and take part in a special January Blog Hop for the Top 10 winners!

Ok, well, it would be good if you know what you are voting for.  Here is my card:

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I am so happy with how this card turned out.  I started with the Burlap background stamp inked in Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped the leaves in Always Artichoke and the flowers in Cajun Craze from the Wild About Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Hello Friend stamp set and stamped in Cajun Craze as well.  I used the Triple Banner punch to make the flag look for the sentiment.

A scrap of Cajun Craze card stock was placed along the bottom of the stamped panel.  I trimmed a piece of the burlap ribbon in half (I wanted a narrow piece) to wrap around the Cajun Craze.   The sentiment is attached using dimensionals.

The stamped panel is also attached with dimensionals to a Thick Whisper White card stock base.

The card is being sent to someone special – their support of my Stampin’ Up! on-line presence on social media has been so uplifting and I wanted to let them know.  I hope they like it!

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A Snowman Treat

Hi!  Today I have an adorable little snowman to share with you.  We will be making these at tomorrow night’s Gifts Class!  I am super excited for my last class of the year!

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Isn’t he just adorable?  The box  is made with the Thick Whisper White card stock and the Gift Bag punch board.  I did a small size – and started with a 4 1/4″ x 10″ piece and followed the directions on the punch board for making the small board.  I did not punch the holes – as  I was not planning on adding handles.

The mouth is punched from the Cookie Cutter builder punch and eyes are punched with the 1/2″ circle punches.  The nose was hand cut from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  A White Chalk Marker was used for the eyes.

The hat itself uses two retired punches.  The holly on the hat is created with the Holly Builder punch.  Watercolor pencils were used to draw the lines on the leaves and on the nose.  A piece of Real Red cardstock was used for the band on the hat.

Here are the contents in the bag:

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A pack of tissues, a lip balm and a mini hand sanitizer.   This would make a cute gift for coworkers and neighbors or even kids.  They are pretty quick to make as well.   You could also switch out the personal care items and fill with chocolates or a few coffee pods and a gift card.

If you don’t have the punches for the face, you could stamp a face using the Work of Art stamp set similar to what is seen on this card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!  Leave a comment if you did!  I’d love to hear from you!

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It’s A Holly Christmas!

Hi!  Back today with another Christmas Card!

For this one, I used the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  I stamped the holly in Memento Black Ink and used the new Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive to color the leaves.  These markers are fun to play with!  The berries and Sentiment are stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

I used the Layering Circles and coordinating Stitched Shapes for the stamped image and Cherry Cobbler mat.  Behind the panel are two strips of Design Series Paper – the Cherry Cobbler piece from the Be Merry pack, and the Old Olive from the

I kept the card Clean and Simple (CAS) to make it easy to mass produce.

Tomorrow, Dec 1, Stampin’ Up! is kicking off their Year End Sales Event!  I’ll be traveling, so won’t be able to check it out until late in the day.  You will find it in my store starting Dec 1 – just click the Shop Now button on the right to get to my store and check out the great end of year deals!  This will include the retiring list for the Holiday Catalog.  One final note, some quantities will be limited  – so shop early!!

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Flurry Wishes

Hi!  I am so sorry for being absent from my blog for most of November.  I ended up catching a nasty virus that put me down for over two weeks.  I am doing much better and hopefully back in the saddle!

I did a Facebook LIVE for this card back in early November – right before I got sick – and never got around to posting it here.  So, I’ll kick off with this quick and easy Christmas card.

If you’d like to see how I made this card, then hop on over to my Facebook page and check out my video on November 7.

The stamp set used for this card is Flurry Of Wishes.  The snowflakes are stamped in Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  The sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray.  I colored the Rhinestones with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.   The stamped panel is layered on a Smoky Slate layer.  A piece of Pool Party Shimmer ribbon is tied around the base.  The matted stamped panel is attached to the base using dimensionals.

This card is quick and easy to mass produce if you are still looking for a Christmas Card design for this year.

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One More For the Guys

Hi!  Since I had out the colors and card stock from the previous card, I decided to make another card for the guys.

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I just love how this turned out!  The feathers are from the Feather Together set (as is the sentiment).  They are stamped in Basic Black, Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay.  I used the Black bakers twine behind the feather panel.  The sentiment is also stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  Not a lot of fuss and pretty quick to stamp and put together if you are looking for a relative quick and easy card.

One Tip – Clean the feather stamp thoroughly between colors…. ask me how I know…lol.

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper sale!  There are some great designs as part of this sale.  Just click the link on the right to go to my store and place your order.  But hurry – there are only a few hours left!

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Geometrical Birthday

Hi!  I am working on some masculine birthday cards and came across this layout from Kristin Kortonick and thought I’d give it a try.

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I tried it in 3 different color schemes – here’s a closer look at each one.

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For this one, I went with Bermuda Bay, Basic Black and Basic Gray.  The sentiment is from Feather Together.

On this one, I went with Basic Black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.

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For this last one, I used Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Smoky Slate.

I am pretty happy with how they came out – a little different and a great way to use up scraps!  The squares range from 1/4″, 1/2″ 3/4″ and 1″.

Relatively simple card – which is sometimes needed when you are in a rush.

Which color combo do you like?

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Falling Flowers

Hi!  Today I have a card I CASE’d (Copy and Selectively Edit) from Jen Timko.  Here is Jen’s card.  I truly loved this card – so decided to make my own.

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I love how mine turned out!  The subtle colors on the dark wood background – just seems so warm to me!

My card base is Thick Whisper White with a sheet from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper stack covering the front.

The flowers are from the Falling Flowers set.  The leaves are from Painted Harvest set and the sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners.   The flowers are stamped in Soft Sky and So Saffron on coordinating card stock then die cut with the coordinating May Flowers dies.  The leaves are stamped in Always Artichoke on coordinating card stock and punched with the leaf punch.  The circles use both the Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles framelits.   The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and I used the Triple Banner punch to flag the end of it.  The ribbon is Soft Sky classic weave ribbon.  A few Enamel shapes finish off the card.

What do you think?  I am going to make a few more of these and send them out – hopefully they will brighten someone’s day!

Don’t forget, the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper sale ends next week on October 31st!  The Wood Textures paper used above is part of this awesome deal!  Just click the special on the right to place your order in my on-line store.

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Blessed Leaves

Hi!  Today I am back to Fall with this Vintage Leaves card that is being offered as one of the card options on Sept 30th’s Stamp Buffet.

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I must say, I truly LOVE fall – the smells, the colors, the crisp air – there is nothing better in the Northeast.  I am very happy with how this card turned out – each leaf was stamped in the same color as the card stock, then die cut with the coordinating framelits.  The hardwood background is also stamped in the same color as the cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.  A little natural linen thread and there you have it.  Such a simple but oh, so pretty card for fall.

If you live in or near Northborough, MA – consider attending my Stamp Buffet on Sept 30.  I am offering 3 different times on that day to come and stamp.  Contact me for details.

Congratulations to Beth B!!  She is the winner of the Painted Harvest bundle!  I’ll get that in the mail to you!

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Time for an Eclipse

Hi!  No, it isn’t a solar eclipse!  It is a new technique I tried and LOVE! and will be sharing at a workshop this afternoon.

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We won’t be making this exact card – this is one of the cards, tho, that folks can make at my Stamp Buffet on September 30th.

Here is how you make an eclipse card (or atleast, this is the way I did it):

  1. Stamp a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 piece of Whisper White with the pine tree from Lovely as A Tree in Garden Green ink.  I stamped the image twice before reinking – so I’d get some depth to the trees.
  2. Stamp berries on the trees in Real Red to make ornaments.
  3. Die cut NOEL using the Large Letter Framelits from the Whisper White panel.
  4. Remove the letters and apply adhesive to the back of the panel and adhere to a Chocolate Chip mat that is 4 1/16 x 5 5/16.
  5. Set the “O” back in the opening and use that to adhere the center of the O to the mat.
  6. Tie a piece of 1/8″ Real Red ribbon around the bottom.
  7. Adhere the Chocolate Chip mat to a Garden Green base.
  8. Place mini dimensionals or strips of foam adhesive to the back of the letters and adhere in the openings to pop them up.

Other versions of this technique are to die-cut multiple letters and adhere all together to get the thickness you desire and then place the letters in the openings.   You can also offset the letters a little bit in the opening so you see the mat layer peeking through.

I hope my guests today enjoy this technique and those attending the stamp buffet on the 30th choose this as one of their cards.

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