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!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

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

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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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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Broadway Bound One Sheet Wonder!

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are made from a single sheet of Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper! What makes it a specialty paper? The Gold Foil!! So, for each sheet of this DSP, one side is a regular design and the other has gold foil in the design!! I don’t know about you, but I make and send birthday cards all year long to family and friends, so with the new catalog launch it was time to get a new birthday stamp set and designer paper. I chose the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and Broadway Bound DSP and think they work together great! Yes, I know that there is a coordinating stamp and dies for the DSP, but I wanted something different!

So as I set out to create some birthday cards, I thought I would try something different, decided on “one sheet wonder”, went on Pinterest, and found this particular layout from Traci Cornelius. I’m not gonna lie, when started cutting the DSP I almost started panicking! Was I doing this right? Is the paper facing the right way? How am I going to make cards out of all these pieces?? What was I thinking?? After taking a deep, cleansing breath and confirming the DSP was facing the right way (we’ve all done it, cut the DSP design in the wrong direction), I continued cutting the DSP. Here is the layout and I also made a template on a leftover piece of cardboard:

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I wanted to make a template that I could easily refer back to and not try to remember where I found it at. Below is a picture of each card I made, inside and out, with a brief description:

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock (4 ¼” x 11”)

The base layer is Lovely Lipstick cardstock (4” x 5 ¼”) and embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF

The DSP is 3 ½” x 5”, adhered to the base layer and a piece of Basic Black Satin Ribbon is tied in a bow around the middle

The sentiment is embossed in Black Embossing Powder, cut out with the Tailored Tag Punch, Black Metallic Thread (retired) is adhered to the back, and then popped up with dimensionals

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Lovely Lipstick inks

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock (4 ¼” x 11”)

The base layer is Gray Granit cardstock

The DSP is 3 ½” x 5”, cut diagonally, adhered to a piece of Black Satin Ribbon, and the ends are trimmed off.

The sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite, Lemon Lime Twist, and Lovely Lipstick inks on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelits, and then layered on a Gold Foil Sheet cut out with a scalloped Layering Oval Framelit

The inside sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite, Lemon Lime Twist, and Lovely Lipstick inks

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These two cards are basically the same, except the base layer on the left is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut at 5 ½”x 8”, and the card on the right is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Lemon Lime Twist/Lovely Lipstick cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Striped Scallops TIEF

I used the 3 ½” x 3 ½” and the 1 ½” x 3 ½” DSP, the smaller is trimmed with the Banner Triple Punch

The balloons are in Gold Foil, Lovely Lipstick, and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Balloon Bouquet Punch, Happy Birthday is in Gold Embossing Powder, a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine is tied on each balloon, and then use a large Gold Faceted Gem to adhere the twine together

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist ink, the balloon on the side is from the Balloon Celebration stamp set

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The card base is Basic Black cardstock, 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Gold Foil Sheet, 4” x 5 ¼”, which I layered the two 1 ½” x 5” and the 2” x 5” pieces of DSP

A piece of Black Satin Ribbon is adhered around the middle of the DSP/base layer piece, the sentiment is heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder, cut out with the Everyday Label Punch, popped up with dimensionals, and then three of the gold candles from the Candle Embellishments are adhered to the ribbon

The inside sentiment and candle flames are heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and the candles are stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist inks

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The card base is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, 4 ¼” x 11”

The base layer is Gray Granite cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF, I used the debossed side for this card

The “present” is created with the 2” x 2 ½” and 2 ½” x 3 ½” pieces of DSP. The bow is created with the Black Satin Ribbon and popped up with dimensionals. The sequins are the Pearl White Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks

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This final card is an Angle Fold Over Card, the base is Gray Granite cardstock

The base layer is Lovely Lipstick cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”, and cut diagonally. The diagonal 3 ½” x 5” DSP is layered on the cardstock and then adhered to the card base.

I used the leftover pieces of DSP, Gold Foil Sheet, Whisper White cardstock to cut the circles, 2 ½” (Layering Circles), 2 ¼”, 2”, 1 ¾”, 1 ½”, and 1 ¼” Circle Punches. The sentiment is heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder and the rest is stamped in Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick, and Lemon Lime Twist inks. A piece of Black Satin Ribbon is tied in a bow and adhered with glue dots. The biggest and smallest circles are popped up with dimensional on the top flap and the other circle is adhered with tear tape on the bottom flap

The inside sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Gray Granite inks

Can you believe ONE sheet of DSP made 7 cards?? Since 99.5% of my cards are mailed, I tried to not make them too elaborate that you couldn’t just stick them in an envelope! So, just cutting some DSP and getting out of your “comfort zone of creativity” can be fun! Stay tuned for my next blog post, I am going to find another 12” x 12” one sheet wonder design for more birthday cards!!

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

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!

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, or joining my team!

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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Keep it Classy

Hello and welcome to today’s card featuring the True Gentleman Suite! As this week comes to an end, so does the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and the 2018 Occasions Catalog! While you may have until May 31stto purchase any of the retiring products, I will be sharing new creative ideas from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog starting next week! Be sure to check back tomorrow for Stamp It Group’s Father’s Day Blog Hop!!

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 Chocolate Chip cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For this card, I am using the “debossed” side:

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The next layer is from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, cut at 2” x 5 ¼”:

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On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment from the Truly Tailored stamp set is stamped in Night of Navy ink, punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch, and two more pieces of the DSP are punched out with this punch as well. I cut a piece of the Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon and tied a knot in the middle:

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I cut the punched pieces of DSP in half and then used liquid glue to adhere to the back of the sentiment piece:

The 2” DSP is adhered to the base layer and then the ribbon is adhered across:

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The front sentiment is adhered with dimensionals and I used two buttons from the True Gentleman Buttons, linen thread is tied in the middle, and adhered with glue dots. This base layer is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy inks:

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This is such a quick and easy card, great for any occasion and making multiples of!

Don’t forget, the Truly Tailored stamp set, Chocolate Chip cardstock and ink, and True Gentleman DSP are on the Retirement List! Fortunately, the True Gentleman buttons, Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, and the Tailored Tag Punch will carry-over into the new 2018- 2019 Annual Catalog! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last or until May 31st, except for the carry-over items!!

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!

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, or joining my team!

I hope today’s card 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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One of a Kind

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Myths & Magic Suite! If you are looking for a cute, quick, and easy card to make if your limited on time or need to make multiples of, this is for you! It is also a great way to use up that Designer Series Paper and make room for all the new DSP that is coming out in the new Annual Catalog!

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

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The base layer is from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then cut again at 2”. This is then flipped over, which makes it look like you are using two different pieces of DSP. From the Myths & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper, cut a 1” piece from the light green glimmer paper and then trim it to 4”:

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The front sentiment is from the Magical Day stamp set, stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, first inked in Lemon Lime Twist ink, and then use a Sponge Dauber with Tranquil Tide ink around the edges of the stamp. This is then punched out using the Tailored Tag Punch (FYI: this is going to be carried over into the new catalog):

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To create the card front, first adhere the 4” x 3 ½” piece of DSP to the top, then adhere the 2” x 4” underneath, and the 1” strip of glimmer paper is adhered across the seam between the two pieces of DSP. I used a piece of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon behind the sentiment and then adhered with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is first stamped in Lemon Lime Twist ink and then Tranquil Tide ink is sponged around the edges. The smaller stars are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist ink and the larger stars are stamped in Tranquil Tide ink:

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Don’t forget, the Magical Day stamp set, Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, Myth & Magic 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper, and the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon are on the Retirement List! If you would like to purchase any of these products, simply click on the product list below and you will find them on my Online Store while supplies last!!

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 card 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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