Welcome Little One

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another feature from the Animal Expedition Suite! I haven’t used my Stampin’ Blends in a while, so I thought the kangaroo from the Animal Outing stamp set would be a great way to show a quick and easy baby card, especially if a “frilly” baby card is not what you are looking to make! Lol

To make this card, the card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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From the Animal Expedition DSP, I used this piece for the base layer, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I also used additional DSP, the largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits was used and then I just cut a piece to 1 ½” x 4”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the kangaroo in Memento Ink and then colored in with the Light and Dark Smokey Slate, Ivory, and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, and then cut out with the coordinating die. The sentiment is stamped on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock (you know, those leftover pieces from when you cut the cardstock) in Crumb Cake ink and the ends punched out with the Banner Triple Punch:

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I layered the DSP pieces on the base DSP base layer and then tied a piece of 1/8” Whisper White Sheer Ribbon in a bow around the bottom:

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The kangaroo and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals and then this is adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Crumb Cake ink and then I used my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker on the word Love, on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock. The kangaroo is stamped along the edges in Crumb Cake ink, in which I stamped off first:

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How easy was that?? You could easily trade out the sentiment or even add some balloons!

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Filled with Love

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Animal Expedition Suite! With the new Watercolor Pencils that are available now through August 31st(while supplies last), I was able to use the Crushed Curry pencil from this set to help color in these super cute giraffes!! The sentiments are from the Special Celebrations stamp set, which is a great set to have for many different occasions.

To make this card, start with the card base in Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Crushed Curry cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Climbing Vines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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The giraffe stamp from Animal Outing stamp set is stamped on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Ink. They are then colored in with the Crushed Curry and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils and blended with an Aqua Painter. After the paper dries, they are cut out with the coordinating die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies:

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I cut a piece of this Designer Series Paper from Animal Expedition DSP to 1 ½” x 4”. I used the leaf die from Animal Friends to cut out 5 pieces in Call Me Clover cardstock and 2 additional leaves in Vellum cardstock with the Leaf Punch. The sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock in Call Me Clover ink and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I cut an 8” piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and folded in half:

I used liquid glue to adhere the giraffes to the DSP, so this will give me some room to move them before it sets:

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I placed some Snail on the back of the DSP to help adhere a couple of the Call Me Clover and Vellum leaves to the back and then used liquid glue on the rest:

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A small amount of Snail is used on the front for the Tulle Ribbon and then the sentiment is attached using dimensionals. I used my Silicon Craft Sheet underneath while putting this together so the DSP would not stick to my grid paper:

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The giraffe piece is then adhered to the embossed base layer and then this is adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover ink and then I used the Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker to color only part of the leaf stamp:

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Isn’t this a fun and cute card?? With all the new Watercolor Pencil colors, this will make choosing your colors easy!

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Friends

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Animal Expedition Suite! Most of us avid card creator’s make cards for birthdays, holidays, and certain occasions, but what about sending a card to let someone know you are thinking about them? It’s amazing what a simple gesture, like sending a card, can make all the difference for someone’s day!

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

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The base layer is from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut again at 2”, using the other side of the DSP measuring 2” x 4”:

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I used the rhino stamp from the Animal Outing stamp set in Memento Ink, coloring in with Light and Dark Smokey Slate, Light Old Olive, Light Petal Pink (horn), Light Calypso Coral, Light Poppy Parade, and Dark Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends, and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Animal Friend Thinlits Dies. The leaves are from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies in Call Me Clover cardstock and a 4 ½” piece of Call Me Clover 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon:

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Adhere the DSP to the card base as shown and then adhere the piece of Call Me Clover Ribbon across the seam, trimming off the excess so it is the same length as the DSP:

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Adhere two groups of 3 leaves together, then adhere those and the single leaf to the back of the rhino. This rhino piece is then adhered with dimensionals to the DSP:

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The front sentiment is from the Waterfront stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Basic Gray ink. This is then cut out with the smallest square Stitched Shapes Framelits and it is layered on top of Pool Party cardstock, cut out with the 3rdsmallest scallop square from the Layering Squares Framelits and adhered with a dimensional:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock from the Waterfront stamp set, in Basic Gray ink. The leaf with the frog stamp from Animal Outing stamp set is stamped in Memento Ink (the leaves only) and then colored in with the Color Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker:

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How fun is this card?? This is a super cute card that would brighten your friend’s day!

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Sending smiles

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper! Not only is this a fun and easy card to make, but a great way to create a background using the giraffe print embossing die! Another way to use this die is with the Big Shot Embossing Mats and create a textured background instead of cutting like I used for this card. If you have not checked out these embossing mats, it’s a total game changer for the way you can use some of the Big Shot Dies, and a great addition to your crafting!!

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

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The base layer is Pool Party cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I used the giraffe embossing die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies to cut the paper around the edges to create the background:

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The next layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”:

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The final layer is from the Animal Expedition DSP, cut at 3” x 4 ¼:

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To create the sentiment from the Lift Me Up stamp set, first cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 1” x 3” and then a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock 1 ¼” x 3 ¼”. I used Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers to stamp the sentiment, used the Banner Triple Punch on the ends, and then adhered together:

Adhere the four layers of the card front together, I first adhered the Pool Party base layer to the Crumb Cake card base, adhered the DSP to the Crumb Cake layer, and then adhered to the card base:

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To complete the card front, I placed some Snail on the back of the sentiment to secure some Silver Metallic Thread, adhered to the card with dimensionals, and then placed some Silver Metallic Pearls randomly:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, using the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Crumb Cake ink and the accent stamp from the Animal Outing Stamp Set in Pool Party ink, and then cutting a piece of the DSP to ½” x 4” and adhered along the bottom:

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I really like how the Pool Party layer turned out using the giraffe embossing die, I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out when I first started creating it! Another alternative idea, is that you could change the sentiment to “welcome” and “little one” from the Animal Outing stamp set.

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From all of us

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Animal Outing stamp set, Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, and the Animal Expedition Designer Series! If you follow me on Facebook then you know last week I shared that some of the thinlits dies can cut some of the images from one of the DSP designs, so I thought I would create a card doing this! If you are in need of a quick card, then this comes in handy!!

I first started hand cutting part of the DSP that I will be using the dies on:

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Here are the images that I cut out with the dies:

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The card base is Call Me Clover cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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Next, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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I used the largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits to create the “window” and then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 4”, which will be the base layer for under the DSP:

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Using Stampin’ Sponges, I colored the Whisper White cardstock with Balmy Blue ink to create the sky and then Call Me Clover and Lemon Lime Twist inks to create the grass:

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For some added texture, I used the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks with White Embossing Paste and the Palette Knives:

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While the Embossing Paste Dries, I cut out on Whisper White cardstock two banners from the Playful Pennants Dies, then used two of the pennant stamps from the Pick a Pennant stamp set in Call Me Clover and Lemon Lime Twist inks:

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To stamp the sentiment on the banner, I used a template that I created to keep them in place on my Stamparatus. The letters are then stamped in Call Me Clover ink:

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By now the Embossing Paste is dry, to I used Snail adhesive to place the animals towards the center and overlapping each other:

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On Call Me Clover cardstock, cut out six of the leaf images from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies:

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Flip the DSP over and place some adhesive along the bottom of the square cut out and adhere the leaves. Then use more adhesive along the rest of the square to adhere the Whisper White cardstock with images:

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Use Mini Dimensionals to adhere the banner to the front and then snip off any overhanging pieces. I used some 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon in Call Me Clover to tie a bow around the DSP:

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This is then adhered to the card base with Dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is from the Animal Outing stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover ink and the frog on a tree limb is stamped in Memento Ink, colored in with Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist, and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers:

What I love about this card is that not only do the dies save you time, but this is a great card to give from a group! The Pick a Pennant Bundle is a great way to customize your card!!

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Thank you, Big Time

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper! Recently I shared this stunning paper on my business Facebook page, so this week I am going to share with you a few cards that I’ve created using this paper! This is a quick and easy card, which comes in handy when you are limited on time.  You can also make a few of these to have on hand and use any sentiment!

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

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The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder:

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For this sheet of the DSP, I trimmed the pieces down and chose the pink roses. I then used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners:

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The sentiment is from the Animal Outing stamp set, which I heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder:

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Using the 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Whisper White, wrap around the Petal Pink cardstock and tie into a bow. I placed a Mini Glue Dot behind the bow to secure to the cardstock:

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The DSP is then adhered on the left side with Stampin’ Dimensionals:

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The card base is then adhered to the card base with more Stampin’ Dimensionals and I added some Pearl Basic Jewels to the middle of the roses:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the Make a Difference stamp set for the letters in Mossy Meadow ink and the flower I used the Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Markers:

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This is the first time I have used the Make a Difference stamp set, which wasn’t too terribly hard! I did use clear blocks to stamp instead of my Stamparatus, so I do suggest that you purchase extra “A” and “G” Clear Blocks if you haven’t already. This just makes it easier to have all your letters on the block before you start stamping, instead of cleaning and removing each one. You can also place a letter on each side of the block (in the corner or end), so you can have two letters on one block! I definitely will be experimenting with this set and my Stamparatus! The benefit of the Make a Difference stamp set is that you can create your own saying, such as I did for the inside of this card, and you can personalize it with the recipient’s name!

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Card Swap Week part 5

Hello and welcome to today’s blog, featuring the second half of the card swaps I received back! I grouped these cards together and divided them into two days of Show and Tell! These are beautiful and awesome cards, I hope they inspire you!

The first set features the Delightfully Detailed Suite (pages 138-139) and what is so awesome about these cards is how one stamp set can be used to many different ways!

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This second set features the Enjoy Life stamp set (page 58), which is inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever Connie Fitzgerald. I love how one sentiment from a set can be so versatile and create beautiful cards!

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This third set features the Varied Vases Bundle, which the Varied Vases stamp set is inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever Mary Fish. Whether it’s just the stamp set or using the coordinating punch, this set is beautiful and these cards are stunning!

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This fourth set is actually a Hostess stamp set, Hand Delivered (page 229). Both of these cards are beautiful, have you checked out the Hostess sets??

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This last set features a card using the giraffe from the Animal Outing stamp set (page 27) and the Sitting Pretty stamp set (page 25). The card on the right also uses the Stitched Labels Framelits (page 220), which I admit I may just have to add this set to my wish list!

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I hope you have enjoyed these swaps and if there is any card in particular you would like more info about, contact me today!

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!

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