Simply Thankful

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a stunning card using the Stampin’ Blends and the Country Home stamp set! Now, I cannot take total credit for this as the coloring of the can was CASE’d from a post I saw on Facebook and now I cannot for the life of me find this post and give proper credit! This is one of the things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, all the brilliant ideas and inspiration that we share with each other! Now I can share this with you!

If you are need for a last-minute Thanksgiving card or even a thank you card, this may be what you are looking for, so let’s get started on this easy card!

The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is a combination of a 2 ½” x 5 ¼” DSP design from Country Lane and a 2” x 5 ¼” piece of Copper Foil Sheet that is embossed with the Tin Tile DTIEF. I made the embossed Copper Foil Sheet darker by using a Sponge Dauber with black ink and then adhered the two pieces together making it a 4” x 5 ¼” layer:

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For the flowers and can, I cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 2 ½” and stamped the images in Memento Ink. To create the “bronze” look to the can, I used a combination of Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers. There’s no real way to do this, I just started with Dark Pineapple Punch in the middle, colored with Light Pumpkin Pie around, Dark Soft Suede along the edges and blended Light Soft Suede. I kept playing until I achieved the result I was looking for. The flowers were colored in using the Light and Dark Soft Suede, Light and Dark Old Olive, Dark Mango Melody, and Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Markers. I then used the Detailed Trio Punch to round two of the opposite end corners and tied a piece of Copper Trim around the bottom:

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TIP-I HIGHLY recommend using thick cardstock AND letting the layers dry. I have an example below of using regular cardstock and not letting the layers dry and well, they bled outside the lines! Lol

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The base layer is adhered to the card base and then the stamped image is adhered on top with dimensionals:

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For the inside, the sentiment is heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder and then two of the corners are rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch on opposite corners to match the front of the card:

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Wasn’t that easy?? The only thing that was really time consuming was the coloring on regular cardstock only to have it bleed and then start over again. But hey, we live and learn and that’s all about the card making adventure!

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Love It-Live It-Share It–OnStage 2018 Orlando Recap!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog! I am sharing with you my experience from attending OnStage in Orlando, which was Ahhh-maaaay-zing! This was not my first Onstage, but it was my first OnStage Live!, and what better way to spend three amazing days than with over 6,000 people who love to create with Stampin’ Up! Not only was it awesome to catch up with some old friends from Team Stamp It, but meeting some amazing new friends from the team! This trip especially meant a lot to me since I was able to share this experience with not just my downline, but my dearest and best friend, Laura. We became friends over 20 years ago and even when time and distance has separated us, we always pick up right where we left off. So when I came home from OnStage Hartford in April and shared my experience with her (and my experience from Onstage Richmond last year), she couldn’t wait to make this a “girls trip” and head on down to Orlando! Here’s a couple pictures of us from Orlando:

Our first morning, going on 2 hours of sleep!
Our final day!

Our day’s started bright and early (between 4:00-4:30am) so we could join our other Team Stamp It members at the doors to get in and get enough seats so those of us that wanted to could sit together. We got to see lots of new and amazing products from the upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs, create with some make and takes, win some of the new products from Prize Patrol, receive our own copy of the new catalogs, and see how Stampin’ Up! has changed and grown over the last 30 years. 

View from the door, so many, many, many more people!
View from our seats on day one!
Team Stamp It!
People are heading inside!
Day 3
More of day 3

For our first night, we had a team dinner at Taverna Opa! and not only was the food amazing, so was the staff!

Stamp It Group and friends!

Here are the goodies from Prize Patrol!

Two new stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog!
Another stamp set and 6″ x 6″ DSP from the Occasions Catalog! Humming Along has coordinating dies!
Exclusive tool kit holder that’s only given to OnStage attendees!
Inside the tool kit
Another stamp set and a packable bag!
The bag unfolds to a nice size duffle, only given out at OnStage

Stampin’ Up! had the new Craft and Carry Tote (available only to demonstrators) on display:

Front of the bag
This bag is so awesome! Look at what it can hold!!
Back of the bag

Check out the display boards showcasing new products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs!!

Thank you for joining me today and letting me share this wonderful experience with you!

If you would like your very own copy of the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs delivered to your mail box and/or would like to join my team, contact me today for more information!

Words of encouragement

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a stunning card featuring the Beautiful Promenade Bundle and the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper! The Petal Promenade DSP was a must on my list from the Annual Catalog and I recently decided to purchase the coordinating stamp set and dies bundle. I was really on the fence for a while about this bundle, but after really looking at all the creativity with it and really seeing the sentiments, I caved in! lol The card I am featuring today is one that I made for someone very special to me because having a beautiful card to express your love and support during a difficult time can mean the world to them.

The card base is Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Petal Promenade DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For the card front, you will need enough Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon to go around the DSP, Gold Metallic Pearls, use Gold Foil Sheets to cut out the detailed thinlit from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies, and stamp the sentiment from Beautiful Promenade stamp set in Versamark and emboss in Gold Emboss Powder on Petal Pink cardstock, then cutting out with the circle thinlit from the Stitched Labels Thinlits Dies:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the ribbon around the base layer and adhere this to the card base. Next, adhere the sentiment to the foil sheet, adhere this piece to the DSP with dimensionals, and then place the Gold Metallic Pearls in the center of the flowers on the DSP:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder. The hearts along the bottom are from the Stitched Labels Framelits, cut out from Gold Foil Sheet:

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This is such a beautiful suite and I am so happy that I decided to purchase the stamp set and coordinating thinlits! Much to my surprise and goes to show you that I was not paying attention when I placed my order, but one of the thinlits actually cuts the DSP so you can layer on the inside of your cards! I always kick myself when I think back on how I missed out on the thinlits SU! sold so you could insert DSP to the inside of your card and even though I figured out a template that works for our envelopes, this was an even bigger win for me! I love to decorate the outside of envelopes and now I can make the inside pretty too!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

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Birthday card with bling!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card with lots of bling! Rose Glimmer Paper, Rose Metallic Thread, and Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems are the perfect elements to make any card shine! This is also a great way to use any scraps of DSP that you may have or to make multiples just cut a 2” strip of DSP and then cut that down into 2” x 2” squares.

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is this design from the Petal Promenade DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For the card front, you will need some Petal Pink Metallic Rhinestones, Rose Metallic Thread, a 2” x 2” piece of Petal Promenade DSP, use the fourth largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits, and stamp the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Crumb Cake ink, punching out with the Classic Label Punch. Tip-You can always use the fifth largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits instead, the glimmer paper will cover that up:

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To assemble the front, use liquid glue to adhere the DSP to the glimmer paper and adhere the sentiment with Mini Dimensionals. I wrapped the metallic thread several times around the base layer, placing some adhesive on the back to keep the ends in place:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base, the layered squares are adhered with dimensionals, and then I added one of each shape of the rhinestone gems:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and stamped in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake inks, which are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set:

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Another fun and easy card that your recipient will surely love! One more helpful tip, if you are mailing this card, I place a piece of printer paper over the front to help the envelope and card from being damaged in the mailing process!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

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Card making with Kindness & Compassion

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Kindness & Compassion stamp set. While there are other wonderful sets that can be used for a condolence card (Lilypad Lake, Rooted in Nature, and Itty Bitty Greetings to name a few), what caught my eye for this set is the versatile sayings. Whether you are sending sympathy or appreciation for someone else’s wishes to you, this set gives you several beautiful sentiments!

This is a quick and easy card with a little bit of stamping! You will start with a Thick Very Vanilla card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF:

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To complete the rest of the card front, you will need a 4” x 4” piece of Petal Promenade DSP, a piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim tied in a bow, and the sentiment stamped in Highland Heather ink on a ¾” x 4” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, using the Banner Triple punch on the end:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, adhere this piece to the card base, adhere the sentiment with dimensionals, and adhere the bow with a glue dot:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather ink and the flowers along the bottom are from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set, which I used a Sponge Dauber in Highland Heather and Old Olive inks:

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This is a quick and easy card to make when you need one right away and with these beautiful sentiments, any can be used!

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Quick and easy card with Happy Birthday Thinlits

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy birthday card made with the Happy Birthday Thinlits! This card is quick and easy to make, whether you are pressed for time and need to make a card or are replenishing your birthday card stock! After realizing that I really only have two birthday stamp sets (that are current), it was time to take a look at what I wanted to purchase. I really wanted a stamp set that was versatile, had some fun sentiments, and was easy to create with. After what seemed like hours of agonizing search (total exaggeration, but when you are trying to decide and narrow sets down it does seem like it, lol), I decided on Happy Birthday Gorgeous, the coordinating Happy Birthday Thinlit, and Birthday Backgrounds. If you missed this stamp set, like I did, you should really take a second look! I’ve made several cards with this set now and I just love it! Since I already have the Balloon Bouquet and Classic Label punches, that just made this stamp set even better in my book because the punches also coordinate with the stamp set. More bang for your buck, right??

When creating today’s card, I decided to use the Petal Promenade DSP because of all the beautiful flowers and when you combine this with the Tufted Dynamic TIEF, and rose-colored bling, you get a stunning card!!

The card base is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Tufted Dynamic TIEF:

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For the front of the card, I cut a piece of the Petal Promenade DSP at 2” x 4”, some Rose Metallic Thread, and used the Happy Birthday Thinlit to cut out of the Rose Glimmer Paper. TIP-I cut a piece of the Sizzix Adhesive sheet and adhered to the back of the glimmer paper before cutting out with the thinlit. This makes it much easier to adhere, unless you are using dimensionals:

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To put the front of the card together, I adhered the base layer to the card base, put some adhesive on the back of the DSP for the Rose Metallic Thread and then adhered this to the embossed base layer. I adhered the glimmer paper sentiment on top of the DSP (just peeled the backing off and voila!) and then added a couple of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Jewels:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous is stamped in Blushing Bride ink and the flower from Beautiful Promenade stamp sets are stamped in Petal Pink ink:

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So simple and easy, yet a stunning birthday card that your recipient will surely enjoy!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

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Thanksgiving Cards with Country Lane-p3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are part three of my three-part Thanksgiving cards made with the Country Lane Suite! This is a great way to make your Thanksgiving cards and use up that Designer Series Paper by making eight cards from one sheet! If you missed my two previous blog post, part one shows you how to cut the DSP, the coordinating cardstock, and the first two card designs I made, and part two shows the next two card designs. Today we will be making the final two designs, which will give you a total of eight cards.

I used the final three pieces of Mint Macaron cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, for the card base.

For the card on the left, I cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper, embossed it with the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF, and adhered to the card base:

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For the front of the card, you will need a Galvanized Clip, Braided Linen Trim, the 4” x 2” piece of DSP, and the sentiment from Country Home stamp set is stamped in Mint Macaron ink, masking the bottom of the sentiment with tape, stamping on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and cutting out with a Stitched Labels Framelit:

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To assemble, tie the linen trim in a knot, adhere the sentiment to the DSP, and then attach the clip. This is then adhered to the base layer with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment and image stamps are stamped on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Mint Macaron ink:

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For the card on the right, use a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, emboss with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF, for the base layer and then adhere to the Mint Macaron card base:

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For the card front, use the 3” x 4” piece of DSP, tie a piece of the Braided Linen Trim around into a bow, stamp the sentiment from Country Home in Blackberry Bliss ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the fourth largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits, adhere to the DSP with dimensionals, cut a 1 ½” x 2” piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper (this was a scrap piece that I had), punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch, adhere to the back of the DSP, and then adhere this completed piece to the base layer:

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The inside sentiment is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Country Home is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, the can and flowers are stamped in Memento ink, and these are colored in with Light and Dark Mint Macaron, Light and Dark Blackberry Bliss, Light and Dark Old Olive, Dark Cajun Craze, and Dark Mango Melody Stampin Blends, with Wink of Stella on the cotton blooms:

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Aren’t these easy?? The card on the right I made two of since I had two pieces of 2” x 4” DSP. This will give you a total of eight cards!! Isn’t this a great idea and inspiration when you have several cards you need to make, like for birthdays, thank you, and holidays! Thank you again to Ronda Wade for sharing this fun and easy idea and inspiring me!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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