This Little Piggy birthday card!

Hello and welcome to today’s fun birthday card featuring This Little Piggy stamp set! Let’s face it, we all have a stamp set (or two or three) that we get because it is “so stinking cute”, make a card or two, and then….it just sits on the shelf or in a drawer neglected and collecting dust. So, I dusted off this stamp set and challenged myself to create this cute birthday card, which was super easy with Stampin’ Blends!

The base layer is Blushing Bride cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used the Buffalo Check background stamp in Smoky Slate ink:

The two pig stamps are stamped in Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”:

The grass/ground is colored with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, the pig hoofs are colored with Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, the sun is created with a sponge dauber with Daffodil Delight ink, the sky is colored with Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends, and then I used the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color around the sun:

The pig ears and noses are colored with Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends, the rest of the pigs are colored with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, the leaf on the daisy is colored with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and the center of the daisy is colored in with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I did use the Color Lifter where the Light Balmy Blue and Light Granny Apple Green colors meet to soften that line:

I adhered a piece of Whisper White Flax Ribbon across the middle of the Buffalo Check base layer with Tear & Tape:

The base layer is adhered to a Smoky Slate cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½ x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, the stamped and colored cardstock is adhered with dimensionals, and then I added four of the pearl white adhesive-backed sequins:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment with Smoky Slate ink, stamp the pig with Memento Ink, and color with the same colors as the front of the card:

Wasn’t this a fun and cute card to make using Stampin’ Blends? Do you have a stamp set (or two) that you haven’t used in a while? Then bring it out and get let your creativity flow! 

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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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Father’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Father’s Day Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator 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 side, thank you for letting me share my creations today! So, let’s get started!

My Father’s Day card is featuring some oldies, but goodies, that will be retiring soon and is a fun way to use up what you have to make room for all the new products that will be available for purchase when the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog goes live on June 4th. For the card front, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamped it with the Buffalo Check background stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink, this will be your base layer:

In addition, you will need a strip of Blueberry Bushel cardstock cut at 2” x 5 ½”, from the Balmy Blue cardstock and Silver Foil Sheets you will cut the “celebrate” and “you” out, and I chose these three shades of the “grayer” wood DSP, punching out 3 each with the Tailored Tag Punch (for a total of 9):

Using liquid glue, I adhered the wood DSP to the Blueberry Bushel cardstock strip, starting with the darkest shade in the middle and then creating a “tiled” effect. You will have two pieces of the darkest shade left, which I cut in half and used for the corners. After this has dried (just a few minutes), I used scissors to trim any excess DSP from the cardstock strip:

Adhere the check cardstock base layer to a Blueberry Bushel cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, then adhere the strip across the middle:

The “celebrate” and “you” cut outs are layered on top of each other, slightly off set, using the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere together, and then I used Mini Dimensionals, that I cut in half, to a adhere on top of the “wood” strip. I decided this needed a little something more, so I used three of the True Gentleman Buttons, threaded the Linen Thread through the holes to tie into a knot, and then adhered with Glue Dots to the base layer:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the Beach Happy stamp set to stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink, the palm tree is stamped in Old Olive and Sahara Sand inks, and then used sponge daubers with Sahara Sand and Balmy Blue inks to create the sand and water around the palm tree:

Isn’t this a fun and easy masculine card to make for any occasion?? If you are like me and sometimes struggle with a more “masculine” card, it can be as easy as choosing two or three colors, DSP, and a punch or two with a simple sentiment!

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 Mother’s Day Theme 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. Kim Quade  
5. Lori Mueller  
6. Gigi Melone  
7. Christina Miller  
8. Tina Wardell  
9. Danette Herera  
10. Liz Holloway  
11. Dawn Seelhoff  
12. Rachael Rife  
13. Linda Cullen

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Create a fun Valentine’s Day card with lots of layers and textures!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy and fun Valentine’s with textures and layers! The thought process behind this card started with the Buffalo Check background stamp, which would not be something you might associate with making a Valentine’s Day card. To make this a softer colored card, I chose to use Gray Granite cardstock for the card base and ink for stamping and then for pops of color Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo. I even spritzed some Frost White Shimmer Paint to give this card some added sparkle!

The base layer is 3 ½” x 4 ¾” Blushing Bride cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF, and then I spritzed Frost White Shimmer Paint (I filled a Stampin’ Spritzer with Rubbing Alcohol and a few drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint). The next layer is 3 ¼” x 4 ½” Whisper White cardstock and the Buffalo Check background stamp is stamped in Gray Granite ink:

For the front of the card I used the hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits, the largest heart is a left over from another card I made from Vellum cardstock, the detailed heart is cut out of Melon Mambo cardstock (I placed a piece of adhesive sheet on the back before cutting out), use the 2ndsmallest elongated heart to cut out Blushing Bride cardstock, then embossing with the Garden Trellis TIEF, and tie a piece of the Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon into a small knot:

To assemble the front, use a strong adhesive or liquid glue to adhere the embossed Blushing Bride cardstock to the card base at a slight angle, the cardstock may be a little warped from embossing and spritzing, then adhere the stamped cardstock on top at a slight angle the other direction:

The vellum heart is layered on top of the stamped cardstock, I used a small amount of Snail where the embossed heart will be, adhering the embossed heart with a dimensional, and then taking the adhesive sheet backing off the detailed heart, placing it on top of the vellum heart (this helps adhere the vellum heart in place). The knotted ribbon is adhered with glue dots:

The inside sentiment is from the Forever Lovely stamp set on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the multiple heart stamp is in Blushing Bride ink, the small hearts are stamped in Gray Granite ink, and the sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo ink:

This is such a quick and easy card to make! Don’t need a Valentine’s Day card, this can easily be used for a wedding, anniversary, or even a birthday card!

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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Quick and easy masculine birthday card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy masculine themed birthday card featuring the Buffalo Check Background stamp and the Winter Woods stamp set! It’s always hard this time of year to make birthday cards when you are in the midst of your Christmas crafting, so I thought I would take a couple of popular stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog to make this card!

You will start with a card base in Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Soft Suede cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is stamped in Early Espresso ink with the Buffalo Check Background stamp:

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The additional elements for the front of the card is a 6” piece of Copper Trim, the sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous is heat embossed in Copper Emboss Powder on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, use the second smallest layering oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out the Copper Glimmer Paper, cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 3” x 3 ¾” and use the birch tree trunk stamp from Winter Woods stamp set in Early Espresso ink. I used my Stamparatus and the “hinge-step” technique for this and used my white watercolor pencil to slightly color the trunks so they stood out a little more on the cardstock:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the Crumb Cake cardstock to the Soft Suede base layer, adhere the Copper Trim across the bottom of the Crumb Cake cardstock, use liquid glue to adhere the layering ovals together, and then use a dimensional to adhere. TIP-I used Glue Dots to secure the trim to the front and back of the cardstock.:

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For the inside, the sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and is heat embossed in Copper Emboss Powder. The pinecones are from Winter Woods and are stamped in Early Espresso ink:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy? It’s always fun to combine different stamps to create a great card! Have you been thinking about getting the Buffalo Check or Winter Woods sets? Then you will be happy to know that both of these sets are going to be carried over into the 2019 Occasions Catalog, along with a few other goodies from the 2018 Holiday Catalog! Yay!!

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

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To You & Yours-Paper Pumpkin Alternative p2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two more alternative ideas for the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin, To You & Yours. Both of these cards are very easy to make and you make two cards for the price of one! This is a great way to stretch out your Paper Pumpkin and incorporate just a few additional supplies. So, let’s get started!

For the card on the right, you will cut a piece of Garden Green cardstock at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼” for your card base:

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The base layer is actually the pre-cut and scored card base that I cut down to 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF:

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The next layer is the Cherry Cobbler plaid layer, cut in half at 2 5/8”:

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For the front sentiment, you will use one of the circle vellum pieces, tie a piece of the Cherry Cobbler braided ribbon in a bow, two of the die cut pine boughs, the larger adhesive backed sequins, and the die cut square, stamping the sentiment in Garden Green ink and the star in Daffodil Delight ink:

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The vellum circle is adhered behind the sentiment, the pine boughs are adhered to the back, and the bow is adhered to the front, all with glue dots:

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This is then adhered to the plaid base and then I adhered a sequin in each corner:

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The embossed base layer is adhered to the card base and then the sentiment piece is adhered with dimensionals towards the bottom right corner:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Garden Green and Daffodil Delight inks:

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For the card on the left, the base layer is Garden Green cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is the pre-cut and scored card base, cut down to 4” x 5 ¼” and stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp in Memento ink:

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For the front of the card, you will need four of the pine boughs, one of the self-adhesive rectangles, one of the vellum rectangles, and the small banner with the sentiment stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink:

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You will adhere the pine boughs together with glue dots, fanning them out. This is then adhered to the rectangle, the vellum piece is adhered to the back of the sentiment, and then this piece is adhered with a dimensional on each end:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base, the sentiment piece is adhered to the base layer, and then I added three of the smaller adhesive backed sequins:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Daffodil Delight inks:

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If you don’t have the embossing folder or the background stamp, you can omit them or use what you have on hand. I hope you enjoy these easy alternatives and would love to see what you create with your Paper Pumpkin!

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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Baby Bear and Buffalo Check!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute baby card made using the Baby Bear stamp set and Buffalo Check background stamp! While this card is more of a boy theme, I have added a bonus card down at the bottom made with Sweet Little Something (now retired) that is more of a girl theme. Do you struggle with the 2 and 3 Step stamps? I always did until I changed the way I stamped and will share this technique with you as well, even if you use the Stamparatus! Let’s get started!
For the card base, cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Night of Navy ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp, and I used a ruler and my Gray Granite Stampin’ Write Marker to create a “plaid” look:

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To stamp the bear, I first use the detailed stamp in Gray Granite ink, then I used the “not as detailed” stamp in Sahara Sand ink, and finally used the solid bear stamp, also in Sahara Sand ink. I find that starting with the most detailed stamp makes it easier for me to line up the images. The bear is then cut out:

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For the front of the card, you will use this design from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, cutting out with the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. The White Sheer Ribbon is colored with the Dark Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Marker, the sentiment is stamped on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and is layered on a ¾” piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP, with both ends cut with the Banner Triple Punch:

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After the ribbon is dry, I tied it into a small bow and adhered it to the bear with a glue dot. Then I adhered the scalloped oval to the base layer, the bear and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the is stamped in Night of Navy ink, and then I added some adhesive backed sequins:

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Here is the girl themed card I made with Sweet Little Something, changed the colors used to Gray Granite and Petal Pink:

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Now you will have a couple of baby cards on hand! These were both quick and easy cards that when the occasion arises, you will be ready!
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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Elements of Fall

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great combination of stamping, embossing, and die cutting for this super cute fall themed card! Nothing says fall like plaid and cable knit, right? But wait, where did this plaid background come from? By creating my own using the Buffalo Check background stamp! You can create your own plaid background by using the Buffalo Check stamp, Stampin’ Write Markers, and a ruler! This is a fun and easy way to create your own custom color plaid background.

To create this card, the card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The plaid background is created by stamping the Buffalo Check background stamp in Cajun Craze ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ½” Very Vanilla cardstock and I used a ruler to create the lines with the Crushed Curry (brush tip end) and Mossy Meadow (fine tip end) Stampin’ Write Markers:

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For the card front elements, punch a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the 2 ¼” Circle Punch, then emboss with the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF, stamp the pinecones in Early Espresso ink on Early Espresso cardstock with the pinecone stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set, cutting out with the coordinating die from In the Woods Framelits Dies, use the tree dies from In the Woods to cut out two trees in Crumb Cake cardstock, and enough Braided Linen Trim to wrap around the card front and tie into a bow:

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The plaid cardstock is adhered to the card base, I used a glue dot at the tree base to adhere the trees to the embossed circle, two of the pinecones are adhered with Mini Dimensionals and the other two are adhered with a glue dot at the bottom of the trees, this is then adhered to the card with dimensionals, and I tied a piece of the Braided Linen Trim in a bow around the front:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock with the pinecones stamped in the upper right and lower left corners:

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Creating the plaid background was very easy and you can create your own combo by using the fine tip or the brush tip for the accent colors! It all depends how prominent you want your accents colors to be. Need a more masculine card? Try this one for your occasion!

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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