Smile…it’s your day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card featuring the new stamp set, Capture the Good! This stamp set was inspired by Tami White for her 1 million dollar sales achievement (she was the first demonstrator to achieve the 2 million dollar sales achievement last year). Not only is Tami my upline, but she is also a sweet friend of mine! Granite I only get to see her a couple times a year at On Stage, but it is so wonderful seeing her and the other sweet ladies from Team Stamp It! When she offered a special bundle featuring her stamp set AND you could get it autographed, I jumped at the chance! Needless to say, this stamp set will be part of my “permanent” collection!! Normally I only create cards using Stampin’ Up! products, but I thought the camera from this set would be perfect to take it a step up with the lens and use a Mini Wobble Spring. These are self-adhesive springs that give your projects a little “pop” and you can see them HERE from Amazon.com.

The base layer is Pool Party cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the dash stamp from the Birthday Backgrounds in Pretty Peacock ink and used my Stamparatus with the “hinge step technique” to line the stamp evenly across. TIP-normally you would just move your plate to the next hinge, but with the stamp you will move it two over and then stamp:

The camera is stamped in Memento Ink on Smoky Slate cardstock, I filled in the shadows with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, used the 1” and 1 ½” Circle Punches for the camera lens, heat embossed the sentiment in silver on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the 6thlargest Stitched Nested Labels, cut out a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock with the 5thlargest label to layer under the sentiment, and picked out 7 of the Pool Party Iridescent Sequins. TIP-I number my labels, 1 is the largest and 8 is the smallest:

The sentiment layers are adhered together and then I adhered both the camera and sentiment to the stamped based layer:

The larger ring for the camera lens is adhered with mini dimensionals and then the smaller inner lens piece is adhered with the mini wobble spring:

This is what the Mini Wobble Spring looks like

This piece is then adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I used my Take Your Pick Tool and Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the sequins to make it look like “camera flashes”:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is in Pretty Peacock ink and the small lens stamp in Pool Party ink:

Isn’t this a fun stamp set?? Not only can you make super cute cards, but it would be great for scrapbooking! 

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.

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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Let’s Celebrate with Cake!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the new stamp set, Celebrate with Cake! If this stamp set doesn’t quite look familiar, that’s because you cannot find it in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Wait, what?? That’s right, you can only find this stamp set in the online store as part of the Experience Creativity Projects. If you are new to stamping, this is a great way to start small and not feel so overwhelmed with trying to figure out where to begin! Celebrate with Cake is a super cute stamp set and so easy to create with!

To begin, cut a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, two of the corners are punched with the Detailed Trio Punch, and then is embossed with the Subtle DTIEF (this folder is from the previous catalog and not the new 3D folder):

The next layer is from the 2019-2021 In Color 6” x 6” DSP in Rococo Rose, first cut 1 ½” off one side, turn, and then cut in half at 3”. This will give you two pieces at 3” x 4 ½” and then cut the strip in half, giving you two pieces at ¾” x 6”:

For the card front you will need one piece of the DSP, on Shimmery White cardstock, stamp the cake in Merry Merlot ink, the candle in Sahara Sand and Daffodil Delight inks, cut out with the fourth largest Stitched Nested Labels, stamp the sentiment in Rococo Rose ink on Shimmery White cardstock, punch out with the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch, use the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch on Silver Foil Sheet to layer under the sentiment, and enough Rose Metallic Thread for under the stamped cake piece:

Adhere the DSP to the embossed cardstock at an angle, adhere the metallic thread to the back of the shimmery cardstock, and then adhere this to the DSP with dimensionals:

The sentiment is layered on the silver foil sheet, adhered with dimensionals, and the base layer is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I wanted to give this card a little bling, so I used three of the largest Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the balloons are stamped in Sahara Sand ink, the party hat is stamped in Merry Merlot ink, the sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Merry Merlot ink, fussy cut out and adhered with dimensionals, and the ¾” x 6” piece of DSP is adhered along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Don’t you just love this color combo of Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot, and Sahara Sand?? A great way to “play with” the new 2019-2021 In Colors is with the 6” x 6” DSP and have fun creating different color combinations. You can even just keep it simple and pair the DSP with the same color cardstock.

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.

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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Delightful Day and Daisy Lane card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card featuring the Delightful Day and Daisy Lane stamp set! I just love the Mosaic Mood DSP and when I decided I wanted to create a card with this design from the it, so I set out to try and find a new color combo! Would you have ever thought to combine Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Basic Gray? Me neither!!

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

For the card front, you will stamp the big daisy stamp from Daisy Lane four times in Versamark ink, heat emboss with Clear Emboss Powder, and punch out with the Daisy Punch, cut a 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon, two of the Perennial Essence Floral Centers, stamp the sentiment from Delightful Day in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock, punch out the sentiment with the Tailored Tag Punch, and then punch out another piece in Basic Gray cardstock to layer under the sentiment:

I used liquid glue to adhere the daisy layers together, adhered the flower center, and then adhered the layering cardstock behind the sentiment, slightly to the left:

The base layer is adhered to a Basic Gray card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, and the flax ribbon is adhered across the middle with Tear & Tape:

I used my bone folder to the flower petals to curl them a little before adhering them to the base layer and then adhered the sentiment:

After I assembled the card front, I thought it needed some embellishment, so I used one of the big and two of the small Clear Epoxy Droplets:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock and I used sponge daubers to ink the daisy and sentiment in Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo inks:

What a fun and cheery card to make! Did you know that the Delightful Day stamp set has a coordinating punch that you can purchase as a bundle? You can make coordinating tags in three different sizes with the Delightful Tag Topper, how fun is that??

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.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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Paper Pumpkin June 2019-A Little Smile Alternative p3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are my final two alternatives for the June 2019 Paper Pumpkin, A Little Smile! This kit has been so much fun creating alternative card idea’s and with all the supplies I have left over, I could definitely keep making more! I really like how this kit can coordinate with the Under the Sea dies and even the Sea of Textures stamp set, so you know that I just had to make one of my alternatives an underwater scenery!!

For card #1 on the right, this is very quick and easy to make with no stamping, except for the sentiment!

You will first start with two of the palm trees, this card front design from the kit (trimming off the back piece), a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock to cut out the Adirondack chair die with, and a 4” x 5 ¼” of Old Olive vellum cardstock from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder (this is the old version, the new 3D folder is not available yet):

I used glue dots to adhere the palm trees to the card front piece and then cut two mini dimensionals in half to adhere the Adirondack chair:

This piece is then adhered to the embossed vellum cardstock with dimensionals and then adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. Tip-if you happen to have some of those Sizzix adhesive sheets still, you can cut four squares to use in the corners to adhere the vellum to the cardstock:

For the inside, I left the sentiment blank, but adhered one sand dollar and one starfish in the bottom corners:

For card #2 on the left, cut a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and then use the school of fish die from Under the Sea, flipping the cardstock over the cut out the fish going in the opposite direction. I then embossed with the Seaside TIEF, which is now retired:

Addtionally for the card front, you will need to cut out the net die with Sahara Sand cardstock, use Pretty Peacock cardstock to cut out two seagrasses, and then the coral, starfish, and sand dollar elements from the kit:

I used my fine tip glue pen to adhere part of the next to the base layer and trimmed off the excess with paper snips:

Still using the fine tip glue pen, adhere the coral, starfish, sand dollar, and seagrasses along the bottom, adhere the other starfish and sand dollar to make it appear like they are floating, and this completed piece is adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

 The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock and the sand dollar and starfish are stamped in Sahara Sand ink, stamping off first:

More fun cards make with this super cute kit!! I seriously could go on, but it’s time to get back to those new catalog products!! I might just keep this kit handy and if another idea pops in, I’ll post those on my Facebook page!

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.

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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Paper Pumpkin June 2019-A Little Smile Alternative p2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two more alternatives for the A Little Smile Paper Pumpkin kit! Both of these fun alternatives have elements from the kit and one even creates a beach scene using the Lilypad Lake stamp set, with a little masking! 

For the card on the right, I really wanted to make a beach themed wreath. This was fairly easy, just need a little patience and your Fine Tip Glue Pen!

You will need two of these card front designs from the kit, trimming off the back piece, eight of the palm leaves, the laser-cut vellum circle, one of the sand dollars, enough twine to tie into a bow, and three of the starfish, placing the smallest Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of each:

I used some scotch tape to connect the two card fronts together to make the base layer. I then adhered a piece of the twine around the middle, disguising the line:

Since this may get a little messy, use your silicone craft sheet while adhering the palm leaves around the laser-cut vellum circle. I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place glue about 2/3 of the way down the back, layering around the vellum circle. Tip-You may have to place a little spot underneath if the palm leaf lifts up from the vellum circle:

After this is completed, I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the bow to the sand dollar and then adhere the starfish and sand dollar to the palm leaves. Tip-Place a clear block on top for a couple of minutes to allow the glue to adhere and dry:

The wreath is adhered to the base layer with mini dimensionals (hidden behind the starfish and sand dollar). The card base is Coastal Cabana cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and I used the texture stamp with Coastal Cabana ink to make a border along the top and bottom. The base layer is then adhered with dimensionals:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment from Special Celebrations is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink, along with the starfish that are stamped off before stamping the cardstock:

The card on the left is a beach scene incorporating Lilypad Lake stamp set, a little sponging and some masking!

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

I stamped the texture stamp and sponged in with a sponge dauber using Sahara Sand ink:

I stamped the sailboats in Memento ink, , created a mask with the coordinating framelit, and then stamped the wave stamp in Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, and Coastal Cabana inks:

I used a blender pen to color in the sails of the sailboats, stamped the sun in Daffodil Delight ink, and used a sponge dauber to fill it in:

To create the clouds, I first used the coordinating sun die to create a mask and then I used the Pretty Label Punch to create a cloud mask, both out of a post it note:

I used a sponge dauber with Balmy Blue ink along the top of the mask to create the clouds and sky:

This is then adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I then adhered two of the palm trees from the kit and used three of the gold metallic pearls to create “coconuts” for each palm tree:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the texture stamp is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, filling in with a sponge dauber, and then adhere one more palm tree:

What do you think of these two alternatives?? Is this such a fun kit? You can really keep it very simple or take it way up to create some awesome alternative cards!!

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.

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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Paper Pumpkin June 2019-A Little Smile Alternative

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my kick off for alternative’s to Paper Pumpkin’s June 2019 kit, A Little Smile! June is usually a pretty busy month for me with the new catalog and family vacation, so I usually take a break from PP….but, I was too distracted to suspend this month’s kit! This kit is so stinking adorable that I’m not disappointed I forgot! This week will be all about full size alternatives since the kit makes note size cards. Each card inspiration will incorporate a little more to “step it up”, but today we are going to keep it basic and only add cardstock and ink!

For card #1, you will need the products from the kit on the right (cut the back of the note card piece off) and then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5” and stamp the sand dollar and star in Coastal Cabana ink (stamp off first, then stamp 2ndand 3rdgeneration ink) and the coral is stamped in Crumb Cake ink (stamp off first):

Use the twine from the kit to wrap around the Whisper White cardstock layer, adhere the coral die cut vellum behind the palm tree piece, adhere this to the note card front piece, and then adhere the star:

This piece is then adhered on top of the Whisper White cardstock base layer and then adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment, sand dollar, and star are stamped in Coastal Cabana ink (only the sentiment is not stamped off first) and the texture stamp from the kit is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, stamping off first:

For card #2, you will need products from the kit on the right (the back of the note card is trimmed off), the sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, and a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, stamping the sand dollar 1st and 2nd generation: 

Adhere the sentiment to the laser-cut vellum circle, use adhesive behind the label to adhere the vellum circle to the note card layer, adhere the prawns behind the sand dollar and then adhere this to the note card layer:

Adhere the note card layer to the Crumb Cake cardstock base layer, tie a piece of twine into a bow around the bottom, and then adhere this to a Coastal Cabana cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the sentiment and sand dollars are stamped in Coastal Cabana ink:

Aren’t these just adorable?? This kit is just the thing to get you in the mood for summer! I just love the idea behind this kit, Random Acts of Kindness. You make these little note cards, keep them in the storage envelope to take the cards with you, and hand them out to brighten someone’s day! These would also work perfectly to create a scrapbook page with 2” x 3” pictures!

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.

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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Summer Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Summer Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I am located in Norfolk Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creations today! Let’s get started!

Today I am sharing a quick scrapbook page and a bonus card I made using pictures from my recent vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. My husband and I vacation twice a year with family and close friends, but this vacation was extra special for me! Not only was my younger son, who is stationed in Hawaii, and my older son, who is stationed in Maryland with his family, were able to come at the same time, but my beautiful mother, who lives in Oregon, was able to come out. This was her first “real vacation” since my step-father passed nearly two years ago and having us all under one roof for a whole week was truly a blessing.

Since this was a beach vacation, I just knew that products from the new 
Come Sail Away Suite and the Under the Sea Framelits Dies would be perfect for this scrapbook page! I first chose a few pictures to have printed in the 2” x 3” size and then chose these four 3” x 4” cards to layer with the pictures:

The picture of the lighthouse is layered on one of the cards, I notched the corners with my ½” Circle Punch, and the other pictures are layered on Night of Navy and Seaside Spray cardstock, cut at 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”:

These are pictures of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Wild Horses on the 4×4 Beach, sunset on the Currituck Sound with my mother, my granddaughters playing on the beach, and sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean with my two dogs

To create the sand dollar and starfish accents, I used a sponge with Crumb Cake ink to lightly dab on Whisper White cardstock and spritzed with Champagne Shimmer Paint using a Stampin’ Spritzer mixed with the paint and rubbing alcohol. I then used both dies from the Under the Sea Framelits to cut out three of each:

I used the seagrass die from Smooth Sailing and the coral die from Under the Sea to cut out one each in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Mossy Meadow cardstock:

The final accent pieces are the rope and knot die from Smooth Sailing in Soft Suede cardstock and the net die from Under the Sea in Crumb Cake cardstock:

From the Come Sail Away DSP, I chose the striped balmy blue design for my 12” x 12” scrapbook page. I first arranged the pictures to my liking, added the die cut accent pieces, and then took a picture to refer back to as I assembled the scrapbook page:

Since I had a 4” x 6” picture of my mother and I, I thought I would make an easel card to send her as a happy reminder from her trip! I started with a 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of Balmy Blue cardstock for the card base, scoring at 4 ¼”, and again at 2 1/8”:

I cut another piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and used this design from the Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

Since I trimmed the picture down to 3 ¾” x 5”, I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock to the same size and used the 2ndlargest mat die from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to create the “frame” for the picture, used the same technique from the scrapbook page to create the sand dollar, and used the grass die from Smooth Sailing to cut out of Sahara Sand cardstock, brushing the whole piece with Wink of Stella:

I adhered the Night of Navy frame to the picture using my Fine Tip Glue Pen and adhered this to the DSP with dimensionals:

The sand dollar and sea grass are adhered with glue dots and the completed piece is adhered to the Balmy Blue cardstock base layer:

I burnished my score lines with my bone folder and applied adhesive to the bottom scored cardstock:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere a ¾” x 5 ¼” piece of the same DSP from the card front to the bottom edge of the cardstock, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greeting is heat embossed in Silver Emboss Powder on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, cut out with the banner die from Smooth Sailing, and adhered with mini dimensionals:

I hope you have enjoyed these two summer themed projects and are inspired to create your own!

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.

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!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from the Father’s Day Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your first and last name and a comment with #stampitcontest and then keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Pam Nichols  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Dawn Seelhoff  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Kim Quade  
7. Lori Mueller  
8. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
9. Tina Wardell  
10. Cindi Clarke  
11. Linda Cullen  
12. Gigi Melone  
13. Danette Herera

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