Coffee & Friends

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope doing well!  I had some time this weekend to play a little and came up with this card featuring the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set.

Coffee, Friendship, Coffee Cafe, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I am not a coffee drinker – I prefer tea, but so many of my friends and family are coffee drinkers that I thought it was time to use this set.

The coffee cup and coffee cup rings are stamped in Early Espresso.  I did place the Whisper White layer directly on top of the Crumb Cake card base before stamping the coffee cup rings from the Timeless Textures stamp set so that the rings would carry through to the base.  I then placed a layer of Blueberry Bushel in between the two layers for a bit of a pop of color.

The Coffee Cup and sentiment were stamped using the Stamparatus – such a great tool to use to align stamps and for mass production.  The Sentiment is stamped in Blueberry Bushel.

The coordinating framelits – Coffee Cups were used to die cut the cup and lid.  Dimensionals were used to pop the lid.

A pretty simple card, but so fitting for so many people in my life!

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Wild About You Valentine

Hi!  Today I have another Valentine featuring the Animal Outing Bundle.  Yes, I know, I’ve shared others – but this one is so cute, I couldn’t resist!

Valentine, Animal Outing, Stampin' Up!, SU!

How can you resist these adorable images?  Over the weekend, I had decided to do something with a bunch of projects I had started and never finished.  In the pile were a bunch of rhinos, giraffes and trees.  I believe I had planned on using them for thank you cards, but never got to it.  I also had one of these hearts but in a different color from another project and thought – hmm, I think these pieces would make a cute Valentine.

So, here is my final creation.  In the end, I made 13 of these Valentines – 12 of which I sent to a friend.

The sentiment is also from the Animal Outing stamp set.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the animals.  The heart die cut is from the Sunshine Wishes framelits set – and something I recently pulled out for the first time.  So nice to finally use products that had been sitting unused!

All in all, I am happy with this card and happy to have used up the pieces I had sitting around.  Feeling very accomplished!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  You will find all the products listed below and in my on-line store.  Don’t forget, we are still Sale-A-Brating and a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) earns you a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!

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Team Stamp It – Valentine Hop

Hi! Today I am excited to be participating in the Team Stamp It Valentine’s Blog Hop!

I just love this little treat holder and think it is perfect for anyone!

Valentines, Treat Holder, Envelope Punch Board, Hedgehugs, Stampin' Up!, SU! Stampithop

He is carrying 5 Hershey Nuggets inside his pouch.  The original idea for a single nugget was created by Dawn Griffith and this 5 nugget version was designed by Deseree Krumm.

It is quick and easy to make using the Envelope Punch Board.

Cut your All My Love Designer Series Paper at 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Line up one side at the 2″ mark on the punch board, punch and score.  Rotate the paper counterclockwise, and line up the score line with the little notch on the punch board to the left of the opening.  Punch and score.  Repeat the rotation and score for the remaining sides -always aligning the score line to the notch.

Here is my video – it is the second project – showing how to make this using the punch board.

Side note – if you liked the first project, you’ll  find details on it here.

The image is stamped from the Hedgehugs Stamp Set in Soft Suede ink.  The sentiment is from the exclusive stamp set in the January Paper Pumpkin and is stamped in Real Red ink.  A little heart is placed over the flower and was punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch from Real Red Cardstock.

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Congratulations to last month’s winner!

 

Make sure you check out the rest of the projects!

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Love You Valentine

Hi! Today I am sharing a more masculine Valentine!  I am pretty happy with how this turned out and think it suits my guy pretty well.

Valentine, Masculine, Ombre, Sunshine Wishes,  Celebrate You, Stampin' Up!, SU

I shared this card this past week during my Tuesday with Teresa Facebook Live.  The background is created by using a Sponge Brayer and the Basic Gray ink pad on Glossy White Cardstock.  Love the ombre look I achieved.

The rest is straight forward die cuts – the heart and LOVE are dies in the Sunshine Wishes framelits while the YOU is from the Celebrate You die set.

Just realized – no stamping!  Wow!  I just wanted to share that while you may not own a set specific to Valentine’s Day – you probably have products that you can use to make a Valentine’s Day card.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

Come back on Saturday – I’ll be sharing a cute treat holder using the Animal Outing suite in the Annual Catalog.

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Who Doesn’t Need…

Gift Card Holders?  I know I do! So today, I have two different versions of Gift Card Holders for you!  Both of these holders feature Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper which you will find in the Annual Catalog.

Gift Card Holder, Under the Mistletoe, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This first version is a Wallet style holder.  The dimensions are:

Base: 5″ x 7 3/4″ – Score at 2 1/2″ and 6″ on the 7 3/4″ side.

Designer Series Paper:

  • Bottom – 4 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Top – 4 3/4″ x 1 1/2″

Whisper White for inside:  4″ x 3 1/4″

Belly Band:   1″ x 8″ – score at 2 1/2″ and 6 1/8″

Here is a video showing how to make it:

The second version is pocket holder:

Base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score at 5 1/2″ and 10″

Designer Series Paper:

  • Flap Strip: 4″ x 3/4″
  • Bottom Front:  4″ x 4 1/4″

Inside

  • Whisper White: 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper: 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

Here’s a picture of the pull-out:

The video above also shows how to make this pocket holder.

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A Card in a Flash

Hi! Today I have a quick card and a quick tip when you need a Card in a Flash!

What’s a Card in a Flash?  A card that you can make in 10 minutes or less! Over the World Card Making Day weekend, I challenged my followers to create a card in 10 minutes or less.   Here’s the card I created:

Fall, Card in a Flash, Rooted in Nature, Nature's Poem, Stampin' Up!, SU!

In case you haven’t seen by previous posts, but I truly love fall.  The Rooted in Nature suite is perfect for fall (and truly, for all seasons!)  This card pairs the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper with the Die Cut framelits and a sentiment.  Quick to put together and still so pretty!

Quick Tip:  When you need a card quickly – check out our suites!  They contain all the coordinating products you need to make quick and beautiful cards.  Designer Series Paper paired with a sentiment, die cut and embellishment goes together quickly.

My color palette for this card is Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze and Whisper White.

SPECIAL OFFER!!  I am offering a tutorial and consumable supplies (no inks or adhesives) for 4 cards made with the Rooted In Nature Bundle to those who purchase the bundle through my on-line store by October 19.   To participate, simply purchase your bundle here using Host Code: T6TV6DZE   Tutorial and supplies will be mailed by October 30th.

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Breathe in Fall

Hi!  Today I have a card for you that I demonstrated at last week’s Tuesday with Teresa.  I had a hard time coming up with a focal image prior to going live that night – but finally came up with this card:

Fall, Rooted in Nature, Direct to Paper, FB Live, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I used the direct to paper technique to create my background.  Then used markers to color the tree on the stamp before stamping on my paper.  I am very happy with the outcome.  I may add some birds in the sky – it was suggested during the live and I do like the idea.

Here’s the video if you wish to see how I made the card:

I’d love to know what you think!

 

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Painted Harvest with a Twist

Hi!  Today I have a fun card using the Painted Harvest Stamp set.   This is the second card I demonstrated during this week’s Tuesday with Teresa Facebook Live.

Thanks, Painted Harvest, Fancy Fold, Fun Fold, Stampin' Up!, SU!

First twist – I changed up the color of the flowers from the typical yellow sunflowers.  I love this color combination of Balmy Blue and Pacific Point. So pretty!

I saw this Side Board card by Deb Valder and knew it would be fun to make.

This card is the second card in this video:

Here is the PDF the dimensions for each of the pieces.

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Inky the Octopus

Hi!  Back today with the card that was demonstrated this past week on Tuesday with Teresa – my weekly Facebook Live demonstration.  This one features the Sea of Textures stamp set:

Octopus, Sea of Texture, Stampin' Up!, Masking

I used my big Post-It Notes to mask off the top and bottom of my Whisper White layer and sponge just the center with Mint Macaron and Coastal Cabana ink.  The seaweed and coral were stamped in Tranquil Tide ink.

The octopus is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink and die cut with the coordinating framelit.  He is attached to the card using dimensionals.  A quick and cute card for your Saturday morning.

Here’s the video in case you’d like more details:

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I’m in Love!

Hi! I am back today with one more card featuring the Touches of Texture Stamp Set and I AM IN LOVE!!!   I loved it so much, I made 6 of them!

Touches of Texture, Subtle, Fall, Note Cards, Stampin' Up!, SU!

In the last two posts featuring this set, I showed how to use the stamps to color the flowers.  In this set, I used a Blender Pen and ink pads to color them and love the soft look this gave the flowers:

Fall, Flowers, Touches of Texture, Subtly DEF, Stampin' Up!, SU!

To me, it looks like I painted the flowers.   I chose to go back to the first card’s background for this one and add the flecking using a Crumb Cake marker and then running the piece through the Big Shot with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.

To finish it off, I used two strips of Designer Series Paper from the Country Lane DSP Pack (this will be available tomorrow when the Holiday Catalog goes live!)    A 1/4″ strip of Blackberry Bliss runs across the top of the 2 layers of Designer Series Paper.

Here’s the card in full detail:

Fall Flowers, Touches of Texture, Flecking, Subtle EF, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I think this is such a pretty note card set.  I could easily add a sentiment if need be, but I thought a set of note cards that could be used for anything would be best.

What do you think?  Do you love it as much as I do?  I don’t typically make multiples of a card – so you can tell how much I loved this one that I went and made six!

Stay tuned – tomorrow the Holiday Catalog goes LIVE!!  And, you can now redeem those Bonus Day coupons you earned last month!

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