Up in the clouds

Hello and welcome to this week’s final feature of the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set and the Rainbow Builder Dies. Today’s card is a combination of this bundle and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies, I just love it when two products can complement each other and create an awesome card! As I take you through the steps to make this card, you will notice it is not my “normal” way, starting with the card base and building from there. When I started to make this card, I only knew that I wanted the detailed hot air balloon thinlit, the clouds, the rainbow dies, and that I was going to use the new 2018-2020 In Colors and Gorgeous Grape (these are left over cardstock from yesterday’s post). So, let’s get started!

For the detailed hot air balloon thinlit, I chose to use a piece of Silver Foil Sheet because I felt it would help the background colors pop:

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Next, I cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, 5 ¼” x 3”, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 5 ¼” x 2”, then used the cloud top thinlits from the Rainbow Builder Dies to cut the image out. Since I had enough scrap paper left from each, I used those to cut out two each of the other cloud images:

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From the Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, and Gorgeous Grape cardstock, I cut out the rainbow and the hot air balloon background:

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To adhere all the hot air balloon pieces together, I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen and this will give you some wiggle room to line up the paper on the back:

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I decided to Sponge Brayer Balmy Blue onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” for the sky, I felt that with the rainbow and hot air balloons the sky should be very subtle:

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The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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Since I wanted the rainbow to be peeking out from the clouds, I first put together all the pieces to get an idea of where I wanted them before I adhered anything:

I placed the Gorgeous Grape cardstock down and then positioned it behind the glimmer paper to start building the rainbow (you can always mark the place lightly with a pencil or place a ruler down):

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I adhered each piece of the rainbow and the clouds with liquid glue, this will give you a little bit of wiggle room to align each piece:

The hot air balloon is adhered with dimensionals:

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The smaller clouds are adhered with liquid glue and then the larger cloud is adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink, and the hot air balloons are stamped 2nd, 3rd, and 4thgeneration in Balmy Blue (wanted these to be very light):

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Don’t forget, the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set and the Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store!

Did you notice some NEW products used? That’s right! The rainbow was created using the new 2018-2020 In Colors and Gorgeous Grape, which is a new core color! The 2018-2020 In Colors are available NOW in my online store and Gorgeous Grape will be available June 1st! You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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!

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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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Triple W Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cool Triple W Fold card! This is a special card that I made for my granddaughter that is officially one years old today! Her birthday party was this last Saturday and I was able to drive to Mississippi for a few days to celebrate her birthday!! I really wanted to go all out when I made this card, and when I found out that the theme was unicorns, the Myths & Magic Suite was a no brainer! The basics for this card is very easy, so let’s get started!

The card base is actually one sheet of card stock, 8 ½” x 11”, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, in Bermuda Bay:

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To connect the two pieces together, I used a 1” piece of Silver Foil, scored at ½” and adhered with Tear & Tape Adhesive. When these are connected, it is a typical 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, I used Memento Ink to stamp the unicorn stamp from the Magical Day stamp set. Then I used Stampin’ Blends and Stampin’ Write Markers to color in:

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I used the Large Letter Framelits to cut out Happy Birthday from the unicorn paper and I cut out Happy Birthday again with the Myths & Magic Glimmer paper in turquoise. I adhered the glimmer paper to the back with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and positioned it so the glimmer paper was sticking out slightly from behind:

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I used the cloud framelits from the Magical Mates Framelits and Up & Away Thinlits on the turquoise and iridescent Myths & Magic Glimmer paper and the Silver Glimmer paper:

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From the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut a piece of the unicorn paper to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere on the front of the card:

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For the inside, use the cloud DSP and cut four pieces, two at 4” x 5 ¼” and two at 4” x 5”. The two bigger pieces of DSP are adhered to the front and back inside and the two smaller are adhered to the middle pieces with the Silver Foil connector:

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Next, cut two pieces of the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP at 1 ½” x 11”. I used a Sponge Brayer and colored with Bermuda Bay ink, wiping off the excess ink with a paper towel. These pieces are scored at 2 ¾’, 5 ½”, and 8 ¼”, fold and burnish making at W:

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I adhered the letters with Mini Glue Dots towards the bottom of the letters and spacing them so Happy is on one and Birthday is on the other:

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To put the inside together, I cut out some of the unicorns from the DSP and adhered those with Mini Dimensionals and then adhered the clouds throughout the inside. The strips of DSP are adhered with Tear & Tape Adhesive:

The front sentiment is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut out with the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, the sentiment from the Number of Years stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink, the background stars from the Magical Day stamp set in Pool Party ink, and the Large Number of Years Framelits from the stamped and colored paper and the turquoise glimmer paper. The number and circle are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals:

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Since this card is thick and doesn’t lay completely flat, I used the Envelope Punch Board to create my own envelope using the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP in Pool Party, the Layering Labels Framelits, some left over unicorns that were cut out, glimmer paper, and the Balloon Banquet Punch:

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I am so please at how this turned out! It’s amazing how you will see an idea for a template, such as the Triple W Fold, and just get creative! I hope you enjoy this card and this inspires you to make your own!

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!


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For the engagement

Hello and welcome to my final day featuring Weddings and Anniversaries! Today is a clean and simple engagement card and is a great way to congratulate the happy couple!

The card base is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.

The base layer is Silver Foil Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

The top layer is another piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. I used the Large Letters Framelits to cut out the word LOVE:

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This piece is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set, heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder:

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This is such a simple, but elegant card that is easy to make! What do you think?

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!


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Happy Anniversary

Hello and welcome to another day featuring Weddings and Anniversaries! Today’s card is celebrating an anniversary and I wanted to incorporate Painted with Love DSP, but also making it quick and easy.

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½’ x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Melon Mambo cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is from the Painted with Love DSP cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1 ½” x 5 ½” and used the Banner Triple Punch on one end:

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The sentiment for the front of the card is from the Number of Years stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock. It is then cut out with the 5thlargest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and I used another piece of the Painted with Love DSP to cut out the 3rdlargest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. Then adhere the two pieces together:

The Painted with Love DSP layer is adhered to the Melon Mambo base layer:

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The Whisper White banner is adhered on top of the DSP and then the sentiment is adhered on top of that with dimensionals:

I used three of the Rich Razzleberry heart shapes from the Brights Enamel Shapes on the banner:

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The inside sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo ink and the flowers in Pink Powder ink:

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I just love how this card turned out and it is a great way to use up your Designer Series Paper!

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!


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Beautiful Blessing

Hello and welcome to another day featuring Weddings and Anniversaries! Today’s card I made for an anniversary, trying out the Polished Stone Technique! If this is something you are going to try, I highly recommend wearing gloves as you will get ink all over your fingers!

The card base is Island Indigo cardstock, but at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Glossy Cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. Since I wanted more of a relaxed, beach theme for this card, I chose Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede ink refills to create the sand appearance and Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, and Island Indigo ink refills to create the sky. I also used a cotton ball for each color and some people spritz the cotton ball with Rubbing Alcohol, but I found it made no difference:

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Here is what the sand and sky look like, there really is no rhyme or reason, just what you want it to look like. The birds are from the High Tide stamp set, stamped in Archival Black ink:

I used the chair and drink thinlits from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, the drink is in Tempting Turquoise cardstock and the chair is from the Wood Textures DSP Stack:

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The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder on a 1” piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, and the ends are punched out with the Banner Triple Punch:

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I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the chairs and drinks, here is a picture of how I positioned them:

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The chairs, drinks, and sentiment are adhered to the top layer and I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the sentiment. This is then adhered to the base layer and then the card base:

The sentiment is from the Number of Years stamp set, heat embossing in Copper Embossing Powder on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the stamp from High Tide to stamp along the bottom in Sahara Sand ink:

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This was my first time with this technique and even though it’s a bit messy, I will definitely try it again! What do you think?

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!



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