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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A Glass of Wine

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my final card this week with the Half Full stamp set! This really is a fun stamp set that uses your creativity! So once again, the challenge is on to use up some of those retiring products! I decided I wanted to use the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, specifically Tangerine Tango. Let’s face it, unless it’s Halloween or Fall, this is not a color that you would really use and none of this Foil DSP in Tangerine Tango has been used! Lol So, I paired it with Chocolate Chip cardstock (again, not a color I typically use) and this is what I came up with!

To make this card, start with a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” for the card base:

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The base layer is Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP in Tangerine Tango cut at 4” x 5”:

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The next layer is a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock cut out with the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits. I then used the Hardwood Background stamp in Chocolate Chip ink to stamp it:

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On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the wine glass and bottle image in Chocolate Chip ink, colored with a Blender Pen with So Saffron, Emerald Envy, and Tangerine Tango inks, and then cut out:

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I used a piece of Jute Twine (this is retired, but you can find it on the clearance rack for $2.20!!) to wrap around the Foil DSP and tie in a bow:

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The wine glass and bottle are adhered on the stamped circle:

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I used dimensionals to adhere the circle to the DSP, placing them so they will keep the twine in place:

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This piece is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals, again placing them so they will keep the twine in place along the back:

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The inside sentiment is from the Half Full stamp set, stamped in Tangerine Tango ink, and then I used the stamp from Timeless Textures in Chocolate Chip ink:

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I also wanted to share a bonus picture of the Christmas card that I made this past year:

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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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May Your Glass Be Half Full

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is continuing with the Half Full stamp set! When using this stamp set I tend to want to use Berry Burst or Fresh Fig colors, so I once again set out to challenge myself to use a color scheme that would not be typical and incorporate some items on the retirement list! I don’t know about you, but I have a TON of ribbon and Designer Series Paper that is either already retired or is on the new retirement list!

To make this card, I started with the card base in Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, cut at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”:

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The next layer is from the Wood Textures DSP Paper Stack, cut at 3” x 4 ¼”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the wine glassed image in Memento Ink, color in with a Stampin’ Blends Pen using So Saffron and Fresh Fig inks, and then cut out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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I cut a piece of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon long enough to go the length of the DSP and be able to adhere in the back. The sentiment is then adhered on top with dimensionals:

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I adhered the acetate piece to the card base with Fast Fuse, only in the area that would be covered by the DSP, and then adhered the DSP on top:

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The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and from Timeless Textures, stamped the image in So Saffron and Fresh Fig inks, stamping off first:

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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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A Special Couple

Hello and welcome to another day featuring Weddings and Anniversaries! Today’s card was made for a wedding in mind, however, you could change the inside sentiment for an anniversary!

To start, the card base is in Fresh Fig cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and is embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF:

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The base layer is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 3 ½” x 4 x ¾”:

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Using the Timeless Textures stamp set, heat emboss the image using Champagne Embossing Powder (This is made by combining Gold and Silver Embossing Powders) and then stamp the other image in Fresh Fig ink:

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Cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at ½” x 4 ½” and a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet at ¾” x 5”. The sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set, stamped in Fresh Fig ink:

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Use the Banner Triple Punch to trim both ends after adhering together:

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I placed some adhesive on the back of the sentiment to secure the 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Fresh Fig. I adhered the base layer to the card base and then adhered the sentiment with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set, stamped in Fresh Fig ink, and I used the same stamp from Timeless Texture on the front of the card to heat emboss in Champagne Embossing Powder:

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I really love the Fresh Fig and Champagne color combo! You could change the colors on this card to coordinate with a wedding that you are giving this to! 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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A little something with Baby Bear

Welcome to part 3 of Baby Week! Today I am featuring the Baby Bear stamp set with the True Gentleman DSP! While I was looking thru my Designer Series Paper stash, I saw the plaid paper and thought it would be great to use for a boy card. For this particular card, I am making the Joy Fold Card that my friend and fellow demonstrator, Rachael Rife aka Rachthestamper, featured last October (you can head over to her blog post here). I made a birthday card for a friend’s daughter’s 1st birthday and wanted to recreate this card. I will post a picture of that card at the bottom of this post!

The card base is in Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” and again at 2 ¾”:

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The inside base is in Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 7 ½” and scored at 3 ¾”:

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For the card base layers, I used the plaid design from the True Gentleman DSP, one piece cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and two pieces cut at 4” x 2 ½”:

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The inside card layers are in Very Vanilla cardstock, 2 pieces cut at 3 ½”:

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I stamped the bear image on one of the Very Vanilla pieces, the stamps are numbered 1, 2, and 3, I started with #3 in Chocolate Chip ink, #2 in Crumb Cake ink, and #1 sponging on Crumb Cake ink. I then used some of the Timeless Textures stamp in Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake inks around the edges. This piece is then adhered to outside of the Crumb Cake inside base layer:

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The sentiment is also from the Baby Bear stamp set, stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on the other Very Vanilla layer, and then adhered to the inside of the Crumb Cake inside base layer:

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The plaid DSP is then adhered to the Night of Navy card base:

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I used Multipurpose Glue on the back of the Crumb Cake base layer so it would give me some time to position it on top of the card base:

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The outside sentiment is from the Moon Baby stamp set, stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the 2nd smallest oval, layered on top of Night of Navy cardstock, cut out on the 2nd smallest scalloped oval, both from the Layering Ovals Framelits:

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This is then positioned on the front flap so it will hold the Crumb Cake flap, adhering Stampin Dimensionals on the left side of the oval. I then used a piece of Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine, folded in two, tied in a bow, and adhered with Mini Glue Dots:

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Below is a picture of the card I created last October, this really is a fun card to make for any occasion by changing up the paper and stamp sets!

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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Half Full

When the Holiday Catalog came out last year and I saw the Half Full stamp set, I knew I had to get it! This not only has Christmas sentiments, but you can use it for birthdays or just simply thinking of you. What’s even better is that this stamp set is still available in case you missed it!

Today’s card is a birthday card that I made for a friend of mine, not only does she love wine, she has her own wine purse!

The card base is in Fresh Fig, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, using the side in gold, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the 2nd and 3rd largest framelits from the Lots of Labels Framelits on a piece of Designer Series Paper (I used Painted Autumn, which is now retired, but you can use any in place of this) and a piece of Whisper White cardstock. On the Whisper White card stock, I heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder the wine glass and the sentiment, coloring in the wine glass with Fresh Fig ink using a Blender Pen. The wine bottle image was stamped in Memento ink, then colored in with Fresh Fig ink, Lemon-Lime Twist ink, and Garden Green ink with a Blender Pen, fussy cutting image.

The Fabulous Foil Acetate is adhered to the Fresh Fig base with Fast Fuse in the middle, adhered the Whisper White card stock to the DSP, adhered some 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Fresh Fig and Mini Sequin Trim in Gold on the back of that, then used some Stampin Dimensionals to adhere to the acetate piece and this will cover the Fast Fuse. The wine bottle was then adhered with some Stampin Dimensionals and I added Faceted Gems in Gold for a little more bling.

For the inside sentiment, I stamped the wine glasses in Memento Ink and then alternating Fresh Fig and So Saffron ink along the bottom, stamped the sentiment and the “rings” from Timeless Textures stamp set in Fresh Fig ink.

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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