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Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a stunning card featuring the Beautiful Promenade Bundle and the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper! The Petal Promenade DSP was a must on my list from the Annual Catalog and I recently decided to purchase the coordinating stamp set and dies bundle. I was really on the fence for a while about this bundle, but after really looking at all the creativity with it and really seeing the sentiments, I caved in! lol The card I am featuring today is one that I made for someone very special to me because having a beautiful card to express your love and support during a difficult time can mean the world to them.

The card base is Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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

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For the card front, you will need enough Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon to go around the DSP, Gold Metallic Pearls, use Gold Foil Sheets to cut out the detailed thinlit from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies, and stamp the sentiment from Beautiful Promenade stamp set in Versamark and emboss in Gold Emboss Powder on Petal Pink cardstock, then cutting out with the circle thinlit from the Stitched Labels Thinlits Dies:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the ribbon around the base layer and adhere this to the card base. Next, adhere the sentiment to the foil sheet, adhere this piece to the DSP with dimensionals, and then place the Gold Metallic Pearls in the center of the flowers on the DSP:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder. The hearts along the bottom are from the Stitched Labels Framelits, cut out from Gold Foil Sheet:

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This is such a beautiful suite and I am so happy that I decided to purchase the stamp set and coordinating thinlits! Much to my surprise and goes to show you that I was not paying attention when I placed my order, but one of the thinlits actually cuts the DSP so you can layer on the inside of your cards! I always kick myself when I think back on how I missed out on the thinlits SU! sold so you could insert DSP to the inside of your card and even though I figured out a template that works for our envelopes, this was an even bigger win for me! I love to decorate the outside of envelopes and now I can make the inside pretty too!!

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Halloween Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Halloween Theme Blog Hop! For me, Halloween is the “kick-off” for my holiday card making season. Today’s card is a combination of products from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and September’s Paper Pumpkin, Frights & Delights and nothing says Halloween more than creepy, crawly spiders!

To create this card, start with the card base in Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Designer Series Paper from Toil & Trouble, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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

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To create the scenery on the Whisper White cardstock, use a Sponge Dauber with Pineapple Punch ink to create the moon. I then used my Stamparatus to position the triple tree trunk stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set, stamping in Versamark ink, and using the Hinge Step Technique, which stamps them perfectly across the cardstock. Then the trees are heat embossed in Black Emboss Powder:

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I used the side of the Sponge Dauber with Pineapple Punch ink to fill in the tree trunks, to make it look like they are glowing from the moon and used another Sponge Dauber with Night of Navy ink to fill in the rest of the cardstock. TIP-if you use the side with Night of Navy ink it will fill in-between the trees easily:

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Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 1 ½” x 5” and use the “hill” framelit from the In the Wood Framelits (the cardstock is a little longer than the framelit, so you will have to cut the ends). I then used the two different sized spider stamps from September’s Paper Pumpkin, stamping them in Versamark ink, and heat embossing in Silver Emboss Powder. The hill is then attached with dimensionals:

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To make the spiders look like they are falling from the trees, I removed the jump ring from two of the Spider Trinkets and then used Silver Metallic Thread to tie a knot to the ring, leaving enough thread that can be adhered to the back of the cardstock. I used a Glue Dot on the back of the spider to adhere it to the front:

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To complete the front of the card, adhere the cardstock to the base layer, and then adhere this to the card base:

For the inside sentiment from September’s Paper Pumpkin,  I stamped both spider stamps in Memento ink, starting at the bottom right corner and worked my way around and up to the upper left corner. The sentiments are in Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy inks and the pumpkin is in Mango Melody ink, using the Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the eyes, nose, and mouth:

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So did all those spiders freak you out?? I hope not! Lol Didn’t get this month’s Paper Pumpkin? No worries, you can always stamp the hill with Whisper White Craft Ink to make it look like a “fog is rolling in”! That would be super cute too!!

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!

This month’s contest:

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The winner from the Fall Theme Blog Hop is:

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

1. Tami White
2. Julie DeGuia
3. Pam Nichols
4. Lori Mueller
5. Christina Miller
6. Rachael Rife
7. Luly Gonzalez
8. Rachel Nichols
9. Kathi Desmarais
10. Linda Cullen
11. Tina Wardell
12. Oksana Semenska
13. Teresa Howe
14. Kim McPeek
15. Dawn Seelhoff
16. Gianna Melone-Sardella

 

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Little Twinkle Fun Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy fun fold card featuring the Twinkle Twinkle Suite! What I love about this suite is that the stamp set is versatile (not just for making a baby card), the colors of the DSP are soft, and the adhesive backed sequins and coordinating punch add just the right amount of accents! The template for this card is very easy and can be used for any of your card making creations!

First, start with Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The inside card base is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 7 ½”, and scored at 3 ¾”:

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For the outside card base, I used the star design from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, one piece cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and two pieces cut at 4” x 2 ½”:

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For the inside card base, I cut one piece of Whisper White cardstock and one piece of the Twinkle Twinkle DSP at 3 ½” x 3 ½” each:

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I stamped the outside sentiment on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, and fussy cut out. The moon and stars are punched out of Silver Foil Paper with the Twinkle Builder Punch and the adhesive backed stars are from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins:

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To put the card together, adhere the DSP to the outer card base and the DSP and cardstock to the inner card base:

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Before you adhere the inner card base, position it where you want it to go, overlapping the front panel of the outer card base about half way. I used liquid glue on the back of the inner card base since this does not set right away and I can move the inner piece if needed:

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I tied a piece of Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine in a bow around the front panel, adhered the embossed star and the three smaller stars with snail, the bigger star with a Mini Dimensional, and then positioned the moon so the tip is overlapping the inner card base a little and adhered with Mini Dimensionals. This will help keep the card closed:

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The inside sentiment from Little Twinkle stamp set is stamped in Night of Navy ink and I used some of the adhesive backed stars for embellishment:

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Isn’t this a fun and cute card?? You can easily change the DSP used if you need a more boy or girl themed card. This can also be changed into a child’s birthday card by using the “Love you more than all the stars” for the inside sentiment!

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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Create a birthday card using Buffalo Check background stamp!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a more “masculine” themed birthday card using the new Buffalo Check background stamp! What I love about this stamp is how versatile it really is, you can use whatever color scheme and use for whatever occasion! This stamp really wasn’t on my radar from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, but after seeing examples for Halloween, Christmas, and even Baby cards, I decided this stamp is a must! The color scheme for today’s card was really just me seeing what stamping in Night of Navy ink on Call Me Clover cardstock would look like, so I just ran with it and created this birthday card!

To start, you will need Night of Navy cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Call Me Clover cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped in Night of Navy ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp:

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For the front of the card elements, I used the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set on Whisper White cardstock, heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder, and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch. Use the Everyday Label Punch on Night of Navy cardstock and then trim the rounded edge on the sides off, this creates a different look. I used one of each size of the True Gentleman Buttons, using Silver Metallic Thread thru the button holes, and you will use additional thread for the card front:

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I wrapped the Silver Metallic Thread around the base layer 3 times, using some snail on the back to adhere the ends, and layered and adhered the 2 punched images together, using dimensionals to adhere to the card base:

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Adhere the base layer to the card base and the buttons are adhered to the bottom corner with glue dots, use about 2-3 on each to help adhere them to the cardstock:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is heat embossed in Silver Emboss Powder and the rest of the images are stamped in Night of Navy, Call Me Clover, and Pineapple Punch inks:

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Wasn’t that a quick and easy card?? I can’t wait to continue to create with this new Buffalo Check background stamp! Whether it’s tone on tone or mixing ink and cardstock colors, so many possibilities!!

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Lilypad Lake Z Fold Pop-Up Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super fun and easy Z Fold Pop-Up Card! I made this a birthday card for dearest sister-friend, who loves Lilypad Lake stamp set! I’ve posted on Facebook a couple of other cards that I made, so I figured why not show you how easy it is to make, which you can do out of ONE piece of cardstock!

The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The front fold is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The inner strip to create the “pop-up” part is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11” and scored at 7/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 3/8”. You will then fold into a “Z” and use strong adhesive on the “mountain” of the folds (I used Tear & Tape):

The panels for the card base are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and 2 pieces cut at 2 ½” x 4”:

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For all the card base panels I wanted to make them look like the sky, so for the two smaller panels, I placed them next to each other and created a mask for clouds using the cloud dies from the Up & Away Thinlit Dies and sponged Balmy Blue ink onto the cardstock:

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For the bigger panel, I first used a sponge dauber with Pineapple Punch ink in the upper left corner and then used the sun stamp from Lilypad Lake in Crushed Curry, stamping several times for the effect. I then used the same cloud masks with a Stampin’ Sponge and Balmy Blue ink for the rest of the sky:

Since I knew I was making the bird from Lilypad Lake stamp set into a Heron, I wanted to make it look like he was “walking on a dock” for the front fold piece, so I used a piece of Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, embossed it with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, and then sponged Early Espresso ink to give the embossing a darker definition:

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For the smaller two front fold panels, I cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 2 ½”, sponged Balmy Blue ink, and then used the wave stamp in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel inks. I also stamped the wave stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink on the front panel of the inner strip:

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I stamped the Heron in Memento Ink and then colored with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sailboats 5 times in Memento Ink and then colored them in with Light and Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Call Me Clover, Light and Dark Poppy Parade, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick, Ivory, Bronze, Light Granny Apple Green, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party, Dark Petal Pink, Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers:

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Attach the panels to the card base and to the front fold base:

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I used Tear & Tape on the ends of the front fold and then attached to the card base:

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Next place the inner strip in the “box”. The easiest way I have found to make sure this piece is correct and the card folds over, is to adhere the end pieces first, and then fold the card closed and the two inner pieces will adhere correctly:

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The final step is to adhere the Heron and all the sailboats! For the inner strip, I used glue dots at the bottom of the boat and then for the front fold panels I popped the smaller ones and the Heron up with Mini Dimensionals. I also used Wink of Stella on all 3 of the front fold panels:

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After I put this all together, I felt like it needed a little bit more. So, I used the birds from the High Tide stamp set and heat embossed the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Copper Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock. This was then cut out with the smallest circle from the Stitched Labels Framelits and I also used the heart framelit from this set to cut out from Copper Foil Sheets:

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I just love how this turned out! Now I will admit these are not my instructions, I got them from Splitcoast Stampers! Having great instructions make it so easy to make and share creative ideas!!

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Heat Embossing with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite. This is a great “any occasion” card that uses the front and back of one sheet of Designer Series Paper from Nature’s Poem, creating a very soft look, and I heat embossed the leaves in white to coordinate with the DSP.

To create this card, start with Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer of DSP is cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the next layer of DSP is cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

For the sentiment and leaves, stamp the sentiment from Rooted in Nature on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the largest Stitched Labels Framelits die, cut a piece of 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake long enough to wrap around the bigger piece of DSP, and then on Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze cardstock, stamp the leaves in Versamark ink and heat emboss with White Emboss Powder, then cut out with the coordinating die from Nature’s Roots Framelits:

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Adhere the two layers of DSP together, adhere the ribbon across (Hint-to help keep the ribbon in place, I use some adhesive along the backside of the ribbon), and then adhere this piece to the card base:

I used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the front and back of the sentiment piece and used dimensionals to adhere to the card front and added 3 of the Gold Metallic Pearls:

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The inside of the card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I adhered a leftover strip of the DSP along the bottom, leaving this open for any occasion:

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That was quick and easy! The sentiment really makes this for any occasion, birthday, condolences, pick me up, and well, you get the picture!

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

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Get ready for Fall!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was my first creation for the Stamp It Groups Fall Theme Blog Hop (you can get to the blog hop here. I decided to create another card so I would have a couple of choices and ended up using that card. That doesn’t mean I can’t share with you, right?? This card features the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, which is an awesome all season set to have.

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

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The base layer is Cajun Craze cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used the Burlap background stamp, heat embossing in Copper Embossing Powder:

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For the leaves, I used the smaller leaf thinlit to cut out in Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow cardstock. I used the detailed leaf stamp on Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow cardstock in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder, and then cut out with the bigger leaf thinlit. For the other tricolored leaves, I used sponge daubers with Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow inks on Very Vanilla cardstock. I cut out 5 small leaves, stamped the detailed leaf stamp in Mossy Meadow ink twice, and then cut out with the bigger leaf thinlit:

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The branch is cut out of Early Espresso cardstock with the branch thinlit and then I stamped FALL on four of the leaves in Mossy Meadow ink from the Make A Difference stamp set:

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The branch is adhered across the top (of the longer side) and the leaves are positioned across the branch, all adhered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

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I then adhered the 4 larger leaves across the bottom of the base layer, which I do recommend using a liquid glue to help adhere to the embossed parts of the cardstock:

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Then the 4 remaining small leaves are adhered with dimensionals:

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The base layer is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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The inside is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used the small leaf stamp in Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow inks along the side:

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Another quick and easy for fall card! You could easily turn this into a Thanksgiving card by not stamping the small leaves with the FALL letters and use your favorite sentiment!

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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