You are the sprinkles!

Hello and welcome to a new week of creating! This week I will be featuring the Tutti-Frutti 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Stack, incorporating products from the Tutti-Frutti Suite (which can be found on pages 28-29 in the Occasions Catalog) and/or other products to inspire and challenge your creativity!

While I love the 6” x 6” paper stack, I don’t feel I utilize them to their fullest extent and end up with a bunch of scraps. So, I set out to find the best way to cut this paper with no waste! Today’s card is a great example and I will also show you an alternative at the end, the only difference are the color’s used, so let’s get started!

When I decided on this DSP from the Tutti-Frutti DSP Paper Stack, for some reason the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and coordinating Tree Builder Punch came to mind. Now, both of these are on the retirement list and I’m sad to say that I’ve had them since they first came out in the 2015-2016 AC and it has hardly been used! I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but both sides of this DSP stack coordinate nicely when creating a card and I cut the DSP using these measurements: 2 pieces cut at ¾” x 6” and 2 pieces cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

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The card base is Sweet Sugarplum cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½’ and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Rich Razzleberry cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and is embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF (I used the debossed side for this card):

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Of the cut DSP, I’m using one piece of the ¾” x 6” and one piece of the 3” x 4 ½”:

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On a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, stamp the cupcake bottom image in Sahara Sand ink and then cut out. Use the cupcake topping image to stamp on Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ink and then do the same on a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and ink. The sprinkles from this stamp set are stamped on the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock in Rich Razzleberry ink and then punched out using the Tree Builder Punch:

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The cupcake layers are then adhered together, the sentiment from the stamp set is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Sweet Sugarplum ink, cut out using the smallest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits, and the ¾” x 6” piece of DSP is punched with the Banner Triple Punch:

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To put this card together, adhere the embossed Rich Razzleberry cardstock to the card base and then adhere the ¾” strip on top:

I tied a piece of Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (this is RETIRED) in a bow around the 3” x 4 ½” DSP (you can substitute for any coordinating color of ribbon or use any Whisper White ribbon currently available):

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The cupcake and sentiment are then adhered to the DSP, I used dimensionals on the sentiment:

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This piece is then adhered to the base layer:

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The inside sentiment is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” 5 ¼” in Crumb Cake, Sweet Sugarplum, and Rich Razzleberry inks:

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Here is my alternative card using the other two pieces of DSP, I changed the cardstock and inks to Peekaboo Peach and Cajun Craze and used Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the sprinkles, which I colored using Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends pen:

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Here they are together, which card do you like?

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I hope today’s card 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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Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Mother’s Day Blog Hop and giveaway for April! I’m so excited to be participating in another blog hop with such a talented group of ladies!

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When I started out to create this card, I wanted to keep up with the “challenge myself” theme that I’ve been doing by using up products that are on the retirement list! We have to make room for the new products that are getting ready to come out in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, right?? So, I chose to use the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper and created from that!

The card base is Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Painted with Love DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

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I used the Timeless Textures stamp set to stamp the background images in Powder Pink and Blushing Bride inks on the Whisper White cardstock layer:

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I used the Letters for You stamp set to stamp MOM in Rich Razzleberry ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut out with the coordinating Large Letter Framelits:

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The dragonflies are cut out on Gold Foil Sheet using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and I snipped the top and bottom dragonflies off. The middle part is adhered to the Whisper White base with glue dots and then the letters are adhered on top with dimensionals:

Using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the letters and image in Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo inks, trimming the ends with the Banner Triple Punch:

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To put the card together, adhere the base layer to the card base, adhere the Whisper White cardstock on top of this, use Mini Dimensionals to adhere the two dragonflies that I snipped off and the little sentiment:

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The inside sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, stamped in Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, and Powder Pink inks:

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I love how this card turned out and hope this inspires you to “challenge yourself” when you make not just your Mother’s Day cards, but all cards!

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!

This Month’s Contest:

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Last Month’s Winner:

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A Glass of Wine

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my final card this week with the Half Full stamp set! This really is a fun stamp set that uses your creativity! So once again, the challenge is on to use up some of those retiring products! I decided I wanted to use the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, specifically Tangerine Tango. Let’s face it, unless it’s Halloween or Fall, this is not a color that you would really use and none of this Foil DSP in Tangerine Tango has been used! Lol So, I paired it with Chocolate Chip cardstock (again, not a color I typically use) and this is what I came up with!

To make this card, start with a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” for the card base:

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The base layer is Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP in Tangerine Tango cut at 4” x 5”:

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The next layer is a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock cut out with the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits. I then used the Hardwood Background stamp in Chocolate Chip ink to stamp it:

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On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the wine glass and bottle image in Chocolate Chip ink, colored with a Blender Pen with So Saffron, Emerald Envy, and Tangerine Tango inks, and then cut out:

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I used a piece of Jute Twine (this is retired, but you can find it on the clearance rack for $2.20!!) to wrap around the Foil DSP and tie in a bow:

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The wine glass and bottle are adhered on the stamped circle:

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I used dimensionals to adhere the circle to the DSP, placing them so they will keep the twine in place:

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This piece is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals, again placing them so they will keep the twine in place along the back:

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The inside sentiment is from the Half Full stamp set, stamped in Tangerine Tango ink, and then I used the stamp from Timeless Textures in Chocolate Chip ink:

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I also wanted to share a bonus picture of the Christmas card that I made this past year:

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I hope today’s card 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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May Your Glass Be Half Full

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is continuing with the Half Full stamp set! When using this stamp set I tend to want to use Berry Burst or Fresh Fig colors, so I once again set out to challenge myself to use a color scheme that would not be typical and incorporate some items on the retirement list! I don’t know about you, but I have a TON of ribbon and Designer Series Paper that is either already retired or is on the new retirement list!

To make this card, I started with the card base in Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, cut at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”:

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The next layer is from the Wood Textures DSP Paper Stack, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the wine glassed image in Memento Ink, color in with a Stampin’ Blends Pen using So Saffron and Fresh Fig inks, and then cut out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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I cut a piece of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon long enough to go the length of the DSP and be able to adhere in the back. The sentiment is then adhered on top with dimensionals:

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I adhered the acetate piece to the card base with Fast Fuse, only in the area that would be covered by the DSP, and then adhered the DSP on top:

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The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and from Timeless Textures, stamped the image in So Saffron and Fresh Fig inks, stamping off first:

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I hope today’s card 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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We improve with wine!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Half Full stamp set! This stamp set was first featured in the 2017 Holiday Catalog and I just had to get it! This is such a fun and versatile set that you can use not just for Christmas, but just about any occasion! I’m so happy to see that this will be carried over into the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog because it never fails that sets I think are super cute and should carry over, actually end up on the retirement list.

I wanted to challenge myself when I decided on the Half Full stamp set to use some colors that I would not normally use and are on the retirement list, so I decided to use the Perfect Plum and Rose Red combo. I don’t know about you, but with the color revamp and the retirement list out, I’m definitely on the lookout for ways to use up these items so I can make room for the new!!

The card base is Perfect Plum cardstock cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Champagne Foil Sheet, cut at 2 ¼” x 4 ¼” and embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF:

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The next layer is Rose Red cardstock cut out with the 2ndlargest Lots of Labels Framelits:

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The sentiment is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, and Perfect Plum Stampin’ Write Markers, then cut out with the 3rdlargest square from the Layering Squares Framelits:

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I used an Aqua Painter to color in the leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink and the grapes with Perfect Plum ink. The wine glass is stamped in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock, colored in Rose Red ink using an Aqua Painter, and cut out:

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I stamped the wine bottle image on the card base using Perfect Plum ink:

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To put the card together, adhere the embossed foil sheet to the card base, adhere the sentiment on top of the Rose Red piece cut out with Lots of Labels Framelits, and then adhere with dimensionals on top of the embossed foil sheet:

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I used glue dots to adhere the wine glass on the side and then got out some retired white organdy ribbon, but you can substitute that for Whisper White Organza Ribbon or Whisper White Sheer Ribbon, both are currently available from my online store:

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The inside sentiment is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Perfect Plum ink and the wine glasses along the bottom are stamped in Memento Ink, colored in with Rose Red and Perfect Plum Stampin’ Write Markers:

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I really enjoyed making this card and challenging myself to use colors I wouldn’t typically use. Be sure to join me tomorrow as I will be making another creation from the Half Full stamp set and again challenging myself to use up some of this retiring product!!

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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Paper Pumpkin Alternative and Storage

Hello and welcome to part 2 of my Paper Pumpkin Talk! Today I challenged myself to make alternative cards using the April 2018 Paper Pumpkin, just using the stamp set. My first card incorporated current and upcoming products, were as my second card incorporated current and retired products.

For the first card, the card base is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. The base layer is Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is Dapper Demin cardstock, cut at 3 1/3” x 3 ¼” and is embossed with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The lighthouse is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 1 ½” x 2 ½”, in Smokey Slate ink. The starfish, wheel, and sailboat are stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Sahara Sand and Dapper Denim ink, punched out with the ¾” punch, and then layered on Sahara Sand or Dapper Denim cardstock punched out with the 1” punch.

 

Before I adhered everything together, I tied a piece of Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine around the lighthouse piece. This is a simple and easy card to make, I left a sentiment off the front so it could be for any occasion.

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For the second card, the card base is Bermuda Bay cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. The base layer is from the Serene Scenery DSP Stack, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The anchor is heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder in Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with 2ndlargest Square Stitched Shape Framelit, and then layered on Bermuda Bay cardstock, cut out with the 3rdlargest Scalloped Layering Square Framelit. I used a piece of Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine, which I braided to look nautical, which I wrapped around the squares, used Mini Glue Dots to adhere to the back, and used dimensionals to adhere to the base layer.

 

After I put the card together, I decided to add the sentiment on a ½” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder, used the Banner Triple Punch on the end, and adhered this with dimensionals.

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Now, let’s talk STORAGE!

 

I’m just going to share with you how I store my Stampin’ Spots, leftover PP kit items, and even the PP box!

If you have a Big Shot, you more than likely have the Big Shot Die Brush which is great for getting those pesky little pieces out. I’ve seen some people use a full-size wood mount case to store this, but I really didn’t care for it and felt it was too small. What I did, is I turned one of the leftover boxes inside out (easy to do) and use this for my die brush and foam pad. This gives me plenty of room and keeps those little pieces in the box and easy to dispose of in the trash can!

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Stampin’ Spots-The plastic container on the left is from a big box arts and crafts store that is a 20-count jewelry/bead container that I use to store my sponges and spots. On the right is a full-size wood mount case that you can purchase from Stampin’ Up, which I use to store retired and duplicate colors. In case you were wondering, you can store 15 spots in the wood mount case!

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I use the Clear Mount Stamp Cases sold by Stampin’ Up! to store my left-over PP stamps and products. Luckily, each month Stampin’ Up! creates and provides the inserts for the case that all demonstrators have access to! These print out on a piece of 8 ½” x 11” printer paper and you can trim it down to fit. You really can fit quite a bit of left-overs in the stamp case, which is nice if you are limited on space or just like to have your PP organized.

 

Here are some additional pictures of the alternative cards I made from this month’s kit:

 

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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!

 

 

Let’s Talk Paper Pumpkin!

Hello and welcome to part 1 of my Paper Pumpkin talk! Today and tomorrow I will be showing you what Paper Pumpkin is about, some alternatives, and storing your left overs! Since April 2018 Paper Pumpkin, You Are My Anchor, came in the mail this last week, I figured this is the best one to start with!

When Paper Pumpkin first came out in 2013, I really did not know what it was about or even had a demonstrator to explain it to me (I was just a customer going thru a demo that I had met thru my demo before she was no longer active), so I figured I would just skip it. When I became a demo a couple of years ago, Paper Pumpkin was part of my kit (as it is with every new demo kit), which was April 2015 Love You A Lot. I thought it was a cut little kit that made gift card holders, so I spent the next couple of months watching a learning what Paper Pumpkin is! Finding out that each month you receive either a card or 3D kit, that literally comes with everything you need was very intriguing! So, I decided to try it every month for 12 months to really see what it was all about because for the most part you will not know what is arriving in your mail box. Based on my experience alone, I really did enjoy receiving a surprise box every month and yes, there were some months that I was not to thrilled. However, whether it’s Facebook or Pinterest, you will always find alternatives that you can CASE or even be inspired to create something totally different. You always have more than enough supplies to make the project and then some! What is really neat is the stamp set you receive, which is an exclusive to Paper Pumpkin and is not available through any SU! Catalogs, and a Stampin’ Spot (or two!)! Sometimes they do a little added bonus, like April 2017 had Watercolor Pencils and March 2018 had wood embellishments. So, if this is something you are thinking about trying,if you sign up between now and May 10, 2018 you will get your first two months 50% off! Head on over to https://www.paperpumpkin.comfor more details!

Now, for this month’s Paper Pumpkin, I will make one set of cards with the box and then I will share my alternative!

Here’s what the kit makes, aren’t they super cute?? The cards measure 3” x 3” and fit in the box! Makes a great gift to give someone!

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Here is my first alternative, I used Pool Party cardstock for the card base, Island Indigo cardstock for the base layer, Whisper White cardstock, and then cut one of the 3” x 3” in half and used that as the top layer. Such a super cute way to tell someone thanks!

 

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My second alternative is a Dapper Denim cardstock card base, Whisper White cardstock base layer, cut a 3” x 3” card in half and used the card front, stamped the small images from the stamp set in Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, and Dapper Denim inks, and used the die cuts from the kit to stamp the image and sentiment in Dapper Denim ink.

 

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Stay tuned as I continue with my Paper Pumpkin talk tomorrow, which I’ll share another alternative card and storage ideas!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!