Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Mother’s Day Blog Hop and giveaway for April! I’m so excited to be participating in another blog hop with such a talented group of ladies!

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When I started out to create this card, I wanted to keep up with the “challenge myself” theme that I’ve been doing by using up products that are on the retirement list! We have to make room for the new products that are getting ready to come out in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, right?? So, I chose to use the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper and created from that!

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

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The base layer is Painted with Love DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

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I used the Timeless Textures stamp set to stamp the background images in Powder Pink and Blushing Bride inks on the Whisper White cardstock layer:

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I used the Letters for You stamp set to stamp MOM in Rich Razzleberry ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut out with the coordinating Large Letter Framelits:

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The dragonflies are cut out on Gold Foil Sheet using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and I snipped the top and bottom dragonflies off. The middle part is adhered to the Whisper White base with glue dots and then the letters are adhered on top with dimensionals:

Using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the letters and image in Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo inks, trimming the ends with the Banner Triple Punch:

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To put the card together, adhere the base layer to the card base, adhere the Whisper White cardstock on top of this, use Mini Dimensionals to adhere the two dragonflies that I snipped off and the little sentiment:

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The inside sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, stamped in Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, and Powder Pink inks:

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I love how this card turned out and hope this inspires you to “challenge yourself” when you make not just your Mother’s Day cards, but all cards!

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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Last Month’s Winner:

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

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Happy Anniversary

Hello and welcome to another day featuring Weddings and Anniversaries! Today’s card is celebrating an anniversary and I wanted to incorporate Painted with Love DSP, but also making it quick and easy.

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½’ x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Melon Mambo cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is from the Painted with Love DSP cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1 ½” x 5 ½” and used the Banner Triple Punch on one end:

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The sentiment for the front of the card is from the Number of Years stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock. It is then cut out with the 5thlargest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and I used another piece of the Painted with Love DSP to cut out the 3rdlargest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. Then adhere the two pieces together:

The Painted with Love DSP layer is adhered to the Melon Mambo base layer:

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The Whisper White banner is adhered on top of the DSP and then the sentiment is adhered on top of that with dimensionals:

I used three of the Rich Razzleberry heart shapes from the Brights Enamel Shapes on the banner:

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The inside sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo ink and the flowers in Pink Powder ink:

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I just love how this card turned out and it is a great way to use up your Designer Series Paper!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!


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Sweet as can be!

Today I’m sharing another creation from the Moon Baby and Dare to Dream stamp sets! This is really the first time I’ve used Dare to Dream, which is a hostess set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, considering it’s been sitting on my shelf since I won it at OnStage last April!

I first started with a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” and again at 2 1/8”:

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After folding the front panel pieces, I used the “hot air balloon” from Dare to Dream and stamped in Melon Mambo ink:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the “baby with the umbrella” in Black Archival ink. The Designer Series Paper used is from Painted with Love, cut out with the largest scalloped Layering Squares Framelits, and the baby is cut out with the 2nd largest square framelit:

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Then color in the umbrella with Melon Mambo Stampin Write Marker, the baby’s pajamas with the Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker, the baby’s hands and face are colored in with Ivory Stampin’ Blends, and the hair with Bronze Stampin’ Write Marker. This is then adhered to the scalloped square piece of DSP:

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The inside is a piece of 1 ½” x 5 ½” DSP and a piece of 2 5/8” x 5 ½” Whisper White cardstock. I used Multipurpose Glue on these pieces to give me a chance to set them on the inside. The sentiment is from Dare to Dream, stamped in Melon Mambo ink, and added some stars in Powder Pink ink. I used adhesive on the left side of the layering square piece, centering in the middle:

With the different colors on this DSP, you could change to Powder Pink or even Rich Razzleberry! I love this super cute card, what do you think?

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!


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Valentine’s Day part 3

Welcome to part three of my three-part series featuring Valentine’s Day Cards! Each blog post will feature two cards giving alternative ideas featuring some current and some retired Stampin’ Up! products and even some Paper Pumpkin. Don’t worry if you do not have a retired product that is used, you can easily swap it out for what you have on hand or for something that is current.

For this first card, I thought using this stamp from the Party Panda’s stamp set would be perfect to use in creating a Black, White, and Red card.

The card base is in Real Red card stock cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½’, the first base layer is in Basic Black cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the second base layer is from the Sending Love DSP (retired) cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. On a scrap piece of Whisper White, stamp the panda stamp in Memento ink, color the heart on the envelope with the Real Red Stampin’ Write marker, and then use the sending love stamp from the Sealed with Love stamp set (retired) in Real Red ink. The image is cut out using the 2nd largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits and then a piece in Basic Black using the largest scalloped Layering Square Framelits, adhere together. The two base layers are adhered together, use a piece of the Vintage Crochet Trim (retired) to tie in a bow around the middle, adhere to the card base, and then use Stampin Dimensionals to adhere the square layers to the base layers. The inside sentiment is from the Sealed with Love stamp set, stamped in Real Red and Memento inks.
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The second card base is Melon Mambo card stock cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is from the Painted with Love DSP cut at 3 ½” x 5 ¼”. I used the Love Notes Framelits Dies (retired) for the hearts along the front and then adhered a piece of Gold Foil Sheet cut at ½’ x 5 ½” to the card base so the hearts are on top and adhere the base layer to the card base. Using the three smallest curvy hearts from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, cut out the hearts from scrap pieces of Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, and Vellum card stock. Layer hearts and adhere to the base layer and I used a piece of Melon Mambo Cotton Ribbon (retired) to tie in a bow and adhered to the biggest heart with a Mini Glue Dot. The inside sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 3 1/2’” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, and Rich Razzleberry inks using the stamps from the Sending Love stamp set (retired).

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Valentine’s Day part 1

Welcome to part one of my three-part series featuring Valentine’s Day Cards! Each blog post will feature two cards giving alternative ideas featuring some current and some retired Stampin’ Up! products and even some Paper Pumpkin. Don’t worry if you do not have a retired product that is used, you can easily swap it out for what you have on hand or for something that is current.

Both cards today feature Paper Pumpkin January 2017, Adoring Arrows, and what alternatives I created. If you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, I highly recommend it! Each month is a surprise and you may get a card or a 3-D project, such as Adoring Arrows, and you receive everything you need to make the project and even have some left over! For Adoring Arrows, this kit made Valentine themed treat bags, however, I do not have little ones or the need for treat bags, so the hunt was on for alternative ideas.

The card above started with Thick Whisper White card stock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at      5 ½”. The base layer is from the Painted with Love DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the rest of the products are from the Paper Pumpkin (PP) kit, but the lip stamp is from the Sealed with Love stamp set. I first cut the foil bag from the PP down and then punched the end using the Banner Triple Punch, adhered one of the Calypso Coral Vellum banners from the kit on top, and then used one of the white die-cut hearts to stamp the lips in Versamark and heat embossed it in Gold Embossing Powder. After adhering the base layer and the banners to the card base, I put a small amount of Fast Fuse in the middle of the area that I was going to place the arrow. After putting the gold foil stickers on the wooden dowel (all from the PP kit), I placed the wooden dowel on the Fast Fuse, then placed a Stampin’ Dimensional on each side (about where the heart will be placed) of the wooded dowel, put a small amount of Fast Fuse on the back of the heart, and then placed over the dimensionals and pressing down on the heart to basically keep the arrow in place. Then you can stamp the inside with your sentiment.

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For this second card, the card base is in Sweet Sugarplum, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”and scored at 4 ¼”. The base layer is in Whisper White card stock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the stamps used are from the January 2017 PP and from the Sealed with Love stamp set. The love stamp is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and the heart outline are stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry, all randomly on the base layer. Then the mini heart, happy valentine’s day, and I adore you stamps where stamped in the heart outlines using Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, and Rich Razzleberry ink (these are from the PP kit). The white die-cut heart is from the PP kit, which I stamped sending love (from the Sealed with Love set) in Sweet Sugarplum and then used a Sponge Dauber to sponge Sweet Sugarplum around the edge. The gold foil heart is from one of the bags in the PP kit, which I used the fourth largest heart from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits. Using the gold thread from the PP kit, I wrapped that around the base layer, adhering on the back. Finally, adhere the base layer to the card base and then use Stampin Dimensionals on the hearts and layer those over the gold thread. The inside sentiment is from the kit, stamped in Rich Razzleberry, and the hearts along the bottom are from the Sealed with Love stamp set, stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Sealed With Love Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Amazing You-quick and easy

This card was created with the quick and easy idea in mind, so that if you wanted to make several of these you to have on hand you could.

I started with the card base in Powder Pink cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. The base layer is from the Painted with Love Specialty DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I chose a piece that did not have the gold foil in the design because I knew I wanted to incorporate some silver and gray.  The circle is in Whisper White cardstock using the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, stamping the “let’s” and “you” in Melon Mambo ink. I absolutely love the coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and cut the “celebrate” in Silver Foil, adhering part to the Whisper White Stitched Circle using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Since I was using a piece of the Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon across the middle of the DSP base, I wanted these pieces to pop up, so I used some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Stitched Circle and then cut one of the dimensionals in half and applied them to the back of the C and the L, then adhered to the base layer. I added some Basic Rhinestone Jewels, three in the medium and two in the large sizes, coloring the large jewels in the Dark Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends marker.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Anniversary Card

This anniversary card is my first project using items from the New Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs and I really like how versatile the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper is.

For this card, I started with Powder Pink cardstock cut at 8 ½” x 5 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” and the piece of Painted with Love DSP is cut at 5 ¼” x 4”. I used two of the layering hearts from the Sweet and Sassy Framelits, the bigger hearts are in Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry and the smaller hearts are from the Painted Love DSP. The front sentiment is from the Happy Wishes stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo on a 1” piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock and the end punched from the Banner Triple Punch. I placed some snail on the back of the sentiment and used that to secure the Gold Metallic Thread, placed a couple of the gold hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes, and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop on the front.

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The inside sentiment is from the Happy Wishes stamp set, heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder and the “anniversary” is from the same stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo. I wanted to give the “happy” a little more pop, so I used Lite Old Olive, Lite Calypso Coral, Dark Pink Pirouette, and Dark Rich Razzleberry for the flowers and leaves. The surrounding flowers are from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, stamped in Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry.

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Hope you enjoy this card and thanks for stopping by!

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