The Power of Encouragement

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Power of Hope Bundle! This stamp set and 3D embossing folder is featured in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog, which you can earn with a qualifying $100 (USD) product purchase until March 31st or while supplies last! The inspiration for today’s card is one of the sentiments, “today is a day for new beginnings”, and really, everyday can be a new beginning with this versatile sentiment. So, why not do some sponge coloring to create a morning sunrise behind the temple? 

The base layer for this card, is the Blueberry Bushel Foil (from the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets), cut at 4” X 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Two strips of the Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon, one piece cut at 4 ½” and the other at 5 ¾”. Make sure when you trim the ends that they are the same angle. 

2. Use the largest oval from the Layering Oval Dies to cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I used a couple sticky notes to mask what would be the ground and sponge colored first in Daffodil Delight ink.

3. Use the 1 ½” Circle Punch to create a second mask to create the “sun” and then first sponge color in Mango Melody ink and then sponge color in Poppy Parade ink, creating your sunrise.

4. I used a little bit of Blueberry Bushel ink around the top, then flipped the sticky note mask so the sunrise was covered, and sponge colored the ground with Blueberry Bushel ink.

5. To stamp the temple, I used my Stamparatus so that I could ink the stamp three times to get a dark and crisp stamp image.

I used Tear & Tape to adhere the ribbon to embossed foil base layer:

The oval scene is adhered with dimensionals and the completed piece is adhered to a Seaside Spray cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink, stamp the maple tree in Early Espresso ink, and color in the tree and grass with Dark Poppy Parade and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends:

Isn’t this a cool way to tie the inside sentiment to the card front? I absolutely love using this embossing folder with foil paper! A fun effect with stamping the temple three times, is that it gives it kind of an embossed feeling when you run your finger over the stamped image!

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Birthday Bonanza DSP-not just for birthdays!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun congratulations card featuring the Sending You Thoughts stamp set and Birthday Bonanza DSP! The Sending You Thoughts stamp set is from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog that you can earn for FREE with a $50 product purchase! I will admit that at first glance this stamp set did not make my list for SAB products, but after I went back and really looked at the catalog, this stamp set was a must for me! It comes with 9 different sentiments and you can mix and match some of them, depending on the card you are creating. So, I thought pairing this with one of the designs from the Birthday Bonanza DSP to make a fun card!

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

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the 1” Circle Punch to punch out one each of Mango Melody, Terracotta Tile, and Bermuda Bay cardstock to create a “balloon”.

2. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out one each of Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, and Coastal Cabana cardstock to create a “balloon”.

3. Cut six 3” pieces of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

4. Make three bows using the Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

5. Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Bermuda Bay ink, cut out with the third smallest Layering Oval Die and use the second largest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut out of Coastal Cabana cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

To assemble the card front, use liquid glue to adhere the baker’s twine to the back of the balloons, a bow to the Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Terracotta Tile balloons and set aside a moment to dry. After drying, position the balloons as shown on the DSP base layer, two scallops with one regular circle and two regular circles with one scallop, adhere the two balloons that are behind with adhesive and the front balloon with a dimensional:

Adhere the layered sentiment to the DSP base layer with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Coastal Cabana cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink and adhere a strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you just love this card?? You may not need a congratulations card too often, but this is a great way to use up your DSP to have a card readily available! You could also keep the layout and just change the sentiment for a birthday card or even a thank you card! 

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! 

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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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Color Royal Peacock your way!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is pretty and easy to create featuring the Royal Peacock Bundle! I will admit that every time I sit at my desk with this stamp set I will get on Google to find pictures and inspiration of real peacocks. You will find several color inspirations, which the first one I started out with used Lovely Lipstick, Highland Heather, and Old Olive, but I just wasn’t happy with the end result. So, I put my computer away, set the colorful peacock aside, and started over with a blank piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. 

Since the male is the colorful one, I decided to make a “female version” using Gray Granite as the base color, heat embossed the accent stamp with Silver Emboss Powder, and used Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends just to give her a bit of color. For these two stamps, I highly recommend using your Stamparatus to get a good alignment with the accent stamp:

The base layer is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Pretty Peacock Foil Sheet and is embossed with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder:

For the rest of the card front your will need:

1. The stamped peacock cut out with the coordinating die and I added a small Pretty Peacock rhinestone from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones for the eye.

2. Two strips of the Scalloped Laced Trim and Braided Linen Trim, cut at different lengths.

3. A piece of Gray Granite cardstock cut out with the third largest Layering Ovals Dies and embossed with the Beads & Baubles EF. Tip-Before embossing, I placed the EF on top of the embossed foil sheet, lined up the cardstock to where I was going to place it, and then embossed. This gives the cardstock and the foil sheet a fluid look when layered.

I used some snail on the back of the embossed oval cardstock to adhere the trim pieces and then placed dimensionals on top. This is then adhered to the base layer:

Adhere the peacock on top of the embossed oval cardstock and then adhere this complete piece to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, and the flowers are stamped in Gray Granite ink:

So, what do you think of this “alternative coloring” for this peacock? I am much happier with this version and feel that the peacock still stands out against the foil sheet. I know that peacock’s have very distinct colors, so I may try something a little outside of the that color box on a future project.

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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Beauty Abounds friendship card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sweet and elegant friendship card! I just love the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets and pairing the Blueberry Bushel foil sheet with the Perennial Essence Vellum and DSP would create a beautiful card!! I wanted the colors of the butterflies to play on the colors of the DSP, but not to seem too busy, so I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies to cut out the middle of the Whisper White cardstock so that the DSP is “peeking out”. 

Cut a piece of Whisper white cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, use the largest Stitched Nested Labels Die to cut out the middle of the cardstock, and then emboss with the Tufted DTIEF:

Cut this design from the Perennial Essence DSP at 4” x 5 ¼”, which will be layered underneath the embossed Whisper White cardstock:

The top layer of the butterflies is cut out of Blueberry Bushel Foil, the underlayer of the butterflies is cut out of the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock, the sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Blueberry Bushel ink and cut out with the third from the smallest Layering Oval Die, and cut out a piece of foil sheet with the third from the smallest scalloped Layering Oval Die to layer under the sentiment. To adhere the butterfly layers together, use the Fine Tip Glue Pen, a Stampin’ Sponge with liquid glue (may be a little messy), or if you have any of the retired Sizzix adhesive sheets:

Adhere the DSP under the embossed/cut out cardstock:

Adhere the butterflies in the middle of the cardstock with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

This layer is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, and the layered sentiment is adhered on top of the butterflies with dimensionals:

The inside sentiment is on a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink, and the background bokeh is stamped in Petal Pink ink. This piece is layered on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock, which is then adhered to the card base:

Isn’t this just a stunning card?? I chose to cut the embossed/cut Whisper White cardstock on the card front to the full size so the butterflies would fit completely since this is a big die and to layer the inside sentiment on the Blueberry Bushel cardstock to tie the colors to the card front. This is an intricate die, so patience is a must when adhering the layers together, but it is pretty easy to complete!

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! 

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Fall Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Fall Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or have hopped over from another side, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

So, what comes to mind when you think of fall? Is it the crisp, fresh air? Is it the warm spices and fall scents? How about sitting around a fire with friends and family and enjoying time together? All of the above?? Me, too!! My original card that I was creating for today started off completely different with the sunflower stamps from the Painted Harvest stamp set. While I stamped the outer layer in Crusted Curry ink, the inner layer in Terracotta Tile ink, and the center in Soft Suede ink, the Crushed Curry and Terracotta Tile combo looked like a “fire” to me, so then I thought about how I could create a “fire pit”? After some experimenting I created today’s card, which I hope you will enjoy!

To create the “fire pit”, start my cutting a piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 2 ¾” x 3 ¼” and use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners. I used the largest Layering Oval Dies to cut out the middle of the cardstock (I just “eyed it” till it looked right”, embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, and then added Gray Granite and Merry Merlot ink with a sponge dauber to give the fire pit some distressing:

Stamp the outer layer of the sunflower in Crushed Curry ink and the inner layer and the center in Terracotta Tile ink. I fussy cut these out and then added some more Crushed Curry ink around the edges with a sponge dauber. Cut the flowers in half and use three of the pieces with liquid glue to create the fire. Trim off any excess piece of the flower that may be sticking out of the sides and then “round off” the pointed corners:

The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the trees several times in Early Espresso ink, I wanted extra dark, but not black:

To create the ground, I masked just above the tree trunks and used a sponge dauber with Old Olive ink to color in. I then placed the mask over the ground and colored in the sky with sponge daubers using Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot inks. After removing the mask, I blended the line using what ink was left on the Old Olive sponge dauber:

I cut out two Adirondack chairs out of Crumb Cake cardstock and then embossed them with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Before adhering anything down, I first lined everything up on the base layer. I used liquid glue to adhere the sides of the chairs to the fire pit, cut up six mini dimensionals to use on the back of the chairs, and used more liquid glue on the back of the fire pit to adhere to the base layer:

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

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I used part of the sentiment from Winter Woods stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink (you can use either a Stampin’ Write Marker or mask part of the sentiment and ink with the stamp pad), and stamp the pinecones in the corners with Early Espresso ink:

Isn’t this a fun card?? It really is a great “all occasion” card that you can send to anyone! I just love it when you can create a completely “outside of the box” cards, just use your imagination!!

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 New Catalog Theme Blog Hop is:

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

1. Tami White  
2. Tina Wardell  
3. Christina Miller  
4. Luly Gonzalez  
5. Dawn Seelhoff  
6. Linda Cullen  
7. Rachael Rife  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
10. Pam Nichols  
11. Danette Herrera  
12. Karen Page  
13. Gigi Melone  
14. Oksana Semenska

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Soft and subtle with Butterfly Gala and All My Love DSP

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful soft and subtle card made with the Butterfly Gala Bundle and the All My Love Designer Series Paper! I originally purchased the All My Love DSP for my Valentine’s cards and of course I have a lot of this beautiful DSP leftover, so I decided to combine one of the designs with the Butterfly Gala Bundle to show you a beautiful alternative! 

I first started with a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock, embossed with the Tufted DTIEF and this design from the All My Love DSP, cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

Additionally, for the card front I heat embossed the sentiment from Butterfly Gala stamp set in white embossing powder on Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cutting out with the smallest Layering Oval Framelit, and then I used one of the Stitched Labels Framelit to cut out in Flirty Flamingo cardstock to layer the sentiment on. I heat embossed two small and one large butterfly on Vellum cardstock with white embossing powder and then used the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch to punch them out:

Adhere the DSP to the embossed cardstock base layer, adhere the layered sentiment piece, and then adhere the butterflies. TIP-I used a small piece of Foam Adhesive Strip to adhere the butterflies:

This piece is then adhered to a 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, Flirty Flamingo cardstock card base and I added three Pearl Basic Jewels:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4 “x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink, stamp the solid stamp for the butterfly wings and body in Soft Sea Foam ink and then stamp the wing outline in Flirty Flamingo ink. I stamped the antennae in both inks, you can choose which one you like to use:

I just love the color combo of Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sea Foam together! This is a beautiful card that you can simple change the sentiment for the card occasion!

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! 

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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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Have a Lucky Day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which a fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day themed card! Combining the four-leaf clover stamp from Amazing Life, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, and my own DIY shamrocks, I was able to create this super cute card! 

The base layer is a 3 ½” x 5” piece of Whisper White cardstock and I stamped the four-leaf clover stamp in Call Me Clover and Granny Apple Green inks. The next layer is from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP in Granny Apple Green cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

For the card front, you will stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Call Me Clover ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the smallest Layering Oval Framelit, and then cut a piece from Call Me Clover cardstock with the smallest scallop Layering Oval Framelit. To create the shamrocks, I used the heart framelit from the Stitched Labels Framelits to cut out three hearts in Gold Foil, Granny Apple Green, and Call Me Clover cardstock. I made the stem from the flower framelits from Hummingbird Framelits Dies, just cutting a small piece with the framelit. If you do not have this, you can easily just cut the cardstock with your Snips:

The easiest way I found to adhere all the pieces of cardstock for the shamrocks was to use a dimensional. I started with the stem and then adhered each heart, starting with the sides and then the top:

For each shamrock I added a pearl embellishment to the middle, the gold shamrock has a gold metallic pearl and the Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover shamrock’s have a Pearl Basic Jewel that I colored with a Stampin’ Blends Marker:

To assemble card front, adhere the base layer to a 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” Call Me Clover cardstock card base and then adhere the DSP on top. The sentiment is then adhered and remove the backing from the dimensional to adhere the shamrock’s:

For the inside of the card, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of Brights 6” x 6” along the bottom, and then stamp the four-leaf clovers in Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover inks:

Wasn’t that a fun card?? This would be a great birthday card for someone who’s birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday card to send to family and friends, or even just wishing someone good luck!!

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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