A Honey of a Thanks

 

Hi!  Today I am hopping with the March International Highlight Winners!  Thank you so much for voting for my card earlier this month which granted me the honor of participating in today’s Blog Hop!

Our theme is: Thanks!

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I love the Honey Bee Suite in the Occasions Catalog and decided to use that for today’s Thanks card.   The Striped Designer Series Paper is from the Golden Honey DSP pack.  The hive is stamped in Crushed Curry ink.  The bees are stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with the Crushed Curry marker.  I used markers direct to stamp to color the flower – Old Olive for the leaves and Highland Heather for the flower.

The tag is made using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.  The sentiment is from the Beauty Abounds stamp set.  Daffodil Delight ribbon finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Make sure to hop on over to the rest of this month’s winners to see what they have created for you.

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Welcome Easter

Hi!  Today I have a few Easter projects to share with you featuring the Welcome Easter Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog.

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I love this set!  It is perfect for Easter but could also be used for welcoming little ones or baby showers.  I also think these would be cute for just because cards.  What do you think?

Let me take you through all 3 projects:

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The Easter Card uses Crumb Cake for a base – 4 1/4″ x  11″ scored at 5 1/2″ and folded in half.  The Designer Paper is from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack.  The bunny is stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

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This little Easter Basket is adorable and perfect for holding special treats.  And you won’t believe how easy it is to make!

Base: Calypso Coral 6″ x 6″ – score at 2″ and 4″ on both sides.   Cut in on two opposite sides to make tabs.

Designer Series Paper – 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ squares – need 4  – Subtles Designer Series 6″ x 6″ stack.  Adhere these on the 4 corners.

Handle – Base – Calypso Coral – 3/4″ x 6″.   Designer Series Paper:  1/2″ x 6″.   Attach the handle to the two side panels with Tear and Tape prior to pulling up the corner squares to make the sides.

The chick is stamped with Jet Black StaZon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

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I saw this done by Dawn Griffith and had to create one – they are just too cute!  This Triangle Treat Box has a few special scores, but is still pretty easy to do:

Base – 7″ x 9 3/4″ of Pool Party Cardstock.  Score the 9 3/3″ side at 1 3/4″, 4 1/4″ and 7 1/4″.   Score the 7″ side at 2″ and 5″.

Designer Series Paper – (1) piece measuring  1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, (1) piece measuring 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and (2) pieces measuring 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″

See this video for all 3 projects:

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Hello Poppies

Hi!  Today I am sharing the Poppy version of my Triple Cut card shared in February.

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I truly love this color combination and think it is very striking.    I also love the tri-cut background layer.  So fun and so easy to do!

For this series, I used Poppy Parade cardstock, Pool Party cardstock (embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder) and the Painted Poppies Designer Series Paper.   Each piece starts out 4″ x 5 1/2″.  Stack all three together and make 2 diagonal cuts any way you want.  Then mix and match the pieces to get three cards:

Hello, Friend, TriCuts, DSP, Poppies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

The stamped image is from the Painted Poppies Stamp set.  This is stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender pen.  The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.

The image is die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

If you are looking for a quick layout, I hope you give this one a try!

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Feel Good Wishes

Hi!  Today I am back with another Positive Thoughts card for you.

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Have I said how much I LOVE this stamp set and coordinating dies?   Truly, this is an awesome set and the fact that there are dies available (but ONLY until March 31st) makes the combination even better!

For this card, I stayed with my Neutrals and Pool Party combination (yes, I love this color combo as much I love this bundle!)  I incorporated the Scripty Embossing Folder and lightly sponged Crumb Cake ink over it to add to the texture.

The sentiment is die cut using Rectangled Stitched dies.   All the remaining pieces are cut using dies from the coordinating die set called Nature’s Thoughts.

Here is relatively the same layout, just rotated 90 degrees:

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Shop my on-line store today to get your Nature’s Thoughts dies before they are gone for good:

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Birthday Bonanza Fun Fold

Hi!  Today I have a fun fold card using the Bonanza Buddies Bundle.

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This card will fold flat and pop-out when taken out of the envelop.  Such a fun card and pretty easy to do as well.

The animals were colored as follows:

  • Toucan – Jet Black StaZon – colored with Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry markers.
  • Koala – Smoky Slate and Jet Black StaZon
  • Lion – Crushed Curry and Terracotta Tile
  • Balloon – Poppy Parade

The banner and strip across the front are from the coordinating Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper pack.

Here is the template for the base of the card:

Fold Flat Pop-Out Template, Fun Fold, Stampin' Up!, SU!

And here is a video showing how the card is made:

New Sale-A-Bration items were added for choices!  Place your order by March 31 to get your favorites before they are gone!  Please note products are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – so hurry!

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Friend Like You

Hi!  Today I am happy to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights!  I haven’t been able to do this in quite a while and am so excited to take part again!

My card for you today features the Positive Thoughts stamps and coordinating dies (the dies are only available until March 31 – so get them soon!)

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I used the double time stamping technique to stamp the corner of this card.  It is easy to do and a fun technique.  Simply layer the two pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock on top of each other and stamp.  Then insert a Soft Suede mat layer behind the top panel.  This allows the pattern to align.

The base layer is Soft Suede and Very Vanilla is my neutral.  The leaves are stamped in Pool Party ink and generational stamping is used.   So Saffron Ink is sponged lightly over the layers.  The butterfly is stamped in Soft Suede.

I colored the pearls with light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend – here is a close-up view:

Here’s a video of this technique along with a bonus card:

I’d love your vote for my card over in Kylie’s gallery.  Simply hop over to the gallery here and click on the HEART in the corner of my card to vote for my project.

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Three-In-One

Hi!  Today I have a great way to use Designer Series Paper and such a fun look, too!

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Is this set just the cutest?  And you can make all 3 cards quick and easy!

What you need:

3 pieces of cardstock and/or Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″

Stack all three pieces together and cut all three together into 3 pieces.  Then mix and match the pieces into 3 cards!  Since all three pieces were cut together, they all fit together as well!

For these cards, I used Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock along with the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration (sorry – this item isn’t available, but there are still lots of other great products you can earn FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st).

I layered these on Thick Whisper White cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

To finish the cards, I colored the leaves and flowers in Crushed Curry and Garden Green markers, the sentiment in Jet Black StaZon and die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The bee is stamped in Jet Black StaZon, die cut with coordinating die and colored with the Crushed Curry marker.

Here’s a video of this technique – just used with the Painted Poppies suite of products:

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Positively Birthday

Hi!  Back today with another card featuring the Positive Thoughts stamp set and coordinating Nature’s Thoughts dies.

Birthday, Positive Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

As you can see, I kept the same color palette used in Monday’s card.

Texture was added through the use of the Subtle Embossing Folder on the Very Vanilla mat and Sripty 3D Embossing Folder on the Soft Suede Frame as well as the Pool Party Stitched Circle.  The sentiment and feather are stamped in Soft Suede.

I love the Vellum layer added behind the main elements.  It adds to the softness of the card.

If I’ve convinced you you need the Positive Thoughts stamp set and dies, I’d love if you’d head over to my On-line store to purchase them.

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Positive Thoughts on Texture

Hi!  This week I am featuring Positive Thoughts here on my blog!  Today I have a card to share with you that we made in February’s Card Club.  My Card Club ladies are advanced stampers, so I step up the cards that we make in this class.  Here is the first one:

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I absolutely LOVE the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.  The fact that Stampin’ Up! is now offering coordinating dies through the Coordination release makes this a must have bundle for all.  I can see using these for birthday, Mother’s Day, thinking of you and even sympathy.  Or, in the case of this card, just letting the recipient know how much you appreciate them being in your life.

As I mentioned, there is quite a bit of texture to this card – from the Tin Tile Embossing on the background layer, the use of Stitched Rectangle Dies and the mix of stamped and just plain die cuts – I love the combination.

I love the muted colors – Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and a pop of Pool Party.    The natural linen thread finishes it off.

If you don’t already have this stamp set and coordinating dies, shop my on-line store today to get yours!  The dies are while supplies last – so don’t miss out!

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Welcome to the Jungle

Hi!  Today I have 2 cards to share with you featuring the Bonanza Buddies Suite in the Occasions Catalog.

Birthday, Bonanza Buddies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions        Birthday, Bonanza Buddies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

Aren’t they adorable?  I am sharing both cards together because the backgrounds were created from one piece of cardstock!  Pretty cool, right?

I took a piece of Garden Green cardstock, embossed it with the Layering Leaves TIEF and then die cut the center to create a frame for one card and a background for the second.  I thought this was a great way to make two cards at the same time.

The coordinating Bonanza Buddies Dies were used to die cut the Toucan, Koala, hat, and balloon.  The colors are Terracotta Tile, Crushed Curry and Garden Green.   For the Koala, I also used the Subtle Embossing folder to emboss the Terracotta Tile cardstock strip.

Here is the video showing the making of both cards:

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