Flourishing Phrases – Just a Note

My card developed first because I knew I wanted to participate in the challenge over at Global Design Project this week.  It’s a RAK challenge – Random Acts of Kindness.  These are my FAVORITE cards!  I love to send a card just because, when the person doesn’t expect it, when it’s purpose is to uplift and encourage and send some love.

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Then I needed some layout inspiration, so I went for The Paper Players challenge.

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My card starts with a pattern from the Blooms & Bliss DSP layered on Sweet Sugarplum.  Then I took another pattern from the same DSP and layered it on Blushing Bride.

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I then used the Flourishing Phrases bundle to cut out a Blushing Bride large flower and three leaves to layer over the DSP.

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I stamped probably one of my favorite sentiments of all time, “Just a Note,” in Rich Razzleberry on Blushing Bride and adhered it below the flower.  I added a few rhinestones throughout the card to add a little bling.

Enjoy!

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WORLD CARDMAKING DAY – OCTOBER 1ST:

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Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life. With World Card Making Day coming up on October 1, celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!). In celebration of World Card Making Day, from October 1-5, you can save up to 25% on cardmaking essentials that can be used to share your love all year long!

Details:

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Totally Trees – Birthday

Before I show you my card, I first need to show you my inspiration, this week’s challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

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Okay, now that I’ve showed you that, we can move on to my card…

I started with Early Espresso as my base and layered it with Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla.

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I then took the Woodgrain embossing folder and dry embossed a piece of Crumb Cake and cut it into 3 separate pieces.  I took a pattern from the Petals & Paisleys and cut it in a strip and layered it with some Very Vanilla Lace Trim.

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Next I used the Totally Trees Stamp Set to create my tree which I cut out using the Layering Oval Framelits.  I initially wanted to do the Baby Wipe Technique; however, I realized you have ink refills for this technique.  So, I made my twist on this technique.  I used a dry paper towel and picked up some color (Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze) on it and just kind of smeared the stamp in different spots with each other and voila!

I created my sentiment using the Thoughtful Banners stamp set in Pumpkin Pie.

Enjoy!

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WORLD CARDMAKING DAY – OCTOBER 1ST:

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Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life. With World Card Making Day coming up on October 1, celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!). In celebration of World Card Making Day, from October 1-5, you can save up to 25% on cardmaking essentials that can be used to share your love all year long!

Details:

Promotion period: October 1-5, 2016
• All order types qualify for this promotion
Deadlines:  October 5, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

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In October, I’m offering a Product Based Class using Cellophane Bags.  These bags make gift giving really fun and add an extra sentimental element.  Whether you’re local or online, I’d love to have you join me!!!  RSVP on my Facebook page and I’ll e-mail you with how to make the PayPal payment.

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Confetti! Celebration Birthday

Happy Monday!!

I hope you had a great weekend!  Here in Upstate New York fall is in the air and it’s wonderful.  Cooler days, warm sun, and great family time!

My card today was inspired by the pretty color challenge over at Paper Craft Crew this week.

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My card starts with Tangerine Tango as my base.  I then layer it with Whisper White and Emerald Envy which I dry embossed with Polka Dot embossing folder.

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For my sentiments and stamping, I used the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set.  I stamped a bunch of stars in Night of Navy on Crushed Curry, matted on Night of Navy.  Over that, I stamped the “Yay” in Night of Navy and used the framelit dies to cut it out and dimensionals to adhere it.

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Lastly, I created a cluster of banners using Vellum, Crushed Curry, and the “Happy Birthday” stamped in Emerald Envy.  I added a Night of Navy Baker’s Twine bow to finish it off.

Enjoy!

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In October, I’m offering a Product Based Class using Cellophane Bags.  These bags make gift giving really fun and add an extra sentimental element.  Whether you’re local or online, I’d love to have you join me!!!  RSVP on my Facebook page and I’ll e-mail you with how to make the PayPal payment.

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Stampin’ Up! Cozy Trees

Today’s card share is inspired by this week’s challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches and Fab Friday.fms-final-255-001fabfri-003My card uses Delightful Dijon as its base which I dry embossed using the Softly Falling embossing folder.

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Then I layered Very Vanilla on Emerald Envy and stamped the larger tree from the Foxy Friends in Emerald Envy and then the smaller tree in Emerald Envy (stamping off first).  I used the masking technique to give a sense of depth to the trees.

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Lastly I cut out a strip of the Delightful Dijon Ribbon from the Trio Pack and after deciding the placement of it, I stamped the sentiment from the Stitched with Cheer in Delightful Dijon above it.  These colors felt like a cozy fall evening which is why I chose that sentiment.  Fall is in the air!!

Enjoy!

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ONLINE/LOCAL CLASSES:

I love, love, love hosting classes, both locally and online.  I enjoy spending time together with friends and also making new crafting friends over a stamping project.  I would love to have you join any of my classes.  There’s no commitment, just good ole stampin’ fun!  For a detailed description of all the classes I offer, please click on the Classes Tab above.

In October, I’m offering a Product Based Class using Cellophane Bags.  These bags make gift giving really fun and add an extra sentimental element.  Whether you’re local or online, I’d love to have you join me!!!  RSVP on my Facebook page and I’ll e-mail you with how to make the PayPal payment.

CURRENT HOST CODE: 637QFRMC

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Petals & Paisleys

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Welcome to this week’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  Today we bring you a fun color challenge.

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This color combination is so yummy and totally speaks to the Petals & Paisleys Suite.

One of the great features of this suite is the Designer Series Paper which I’m in love with, but also the great Ribbon Trio Pack.  I really wanted to showcase both.

I did a few different layering of cardstock using Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry, a pattern from the Paisleys & Posies DSP, Mint Macaron, and Very Vanilla.

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Next I took the Ribbon Trio and weaved them through each other horizontally and vertically over the Very Vanilla.

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To finish off the card, I stamped and cut out one of the flowers from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Bundle stamped in Rich Razzleberry.  I covered the top words from the sentiment in washi tape, inked the stamp up in Delightful Dijon, and then removed the washi tape leaving only the word “Blessed”.  I cut out a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock to place behind the sentiment and added a Linen bow.

Enjoy!

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Now click on the button below to head over to Amy‘s blog to see what she created using these colors.

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  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jari Francis
  4. Kristi Davis Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

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Stampin’ Up! Hang Your Stocking

For today’s card, I bring you another Christmas card.  You might think – What’s with all the Christmas?!  It’s not even October.

I know, I know.

I can’t stand when retail stores put up Christmas too early, but for me it’s a matter of being able to fully enjoy Christmas.  If I have my cards done now, that’s one less thing to do when all I want to be doing is baking cookies, watching cheesy Christmas movies, and sitting down with a good holiday puzzle with my kiddos (another huge stress reliever for me).

So, here we go – another Christmas card.  I hope you feel inspired and not like I’m rushing through the holidays.

My card starts with some Cherry Cobbler as its base.  I used a Gold Foil Sheet and cut out two strips of 1/2 wide to place at the top of my card.  I then took a piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim to layer of the gold.

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Next I layered my banners using the Gold Foil Sheet and the music sheet pattern from the This Christmas DSP.

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Finally, I stamped the angel from the Wonder of Christmas in Cherry Cobbler and fussy cut the sentiment out and placed two gold enamel dots over where the angels’ hands were.  I stamped in Cherry Cobbler one of the stockings from the Hang the Stockings Bundle to layer over the banners and cut it out with the coordinating thinlit.  Before adhering those two elements, I wrapped around a few circles of Gold Baker’s Twine from the Trio Pack.

Enjoy!

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This layout was inspired by this week’s challenge over at the Global Design Project.sketch

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Stampin’ Up! Foxy Friends – Kitty

I find creating a complex, layered, pulled together card sometimes just as challenging as creating the most simple one.  Today I’m playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

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I created two cards using the sketch, both using the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set.

My family and I have a soft spot for kitties.  We’ve had many over the years and currently have 2 tabby cats and just got a new orange 3 month old kitty.  They were my inspiration for these cards.

My cards use Thick Whisper White cardstock as their base and then I layered another Whisper White on top using dimensionals.

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I created this card using Smoky Slate ink for the kitty and Archival Black for the whiskers and paws.  I then used Melon Mambo for the sentiment and Thick Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine for the roll of string.  (I must say that the details on both cards were inspired from cards I have seen elsewhere and are not original ideas.)

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I created the second card using the same base, but this time stamped the kitty in Peekaboo Peach.

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This time the sentiment was stamped in Real Red and I used the Everyday Jars Framelits to cut out a heart for kitty to hold.

Enjoy!

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For a detailed description of all the classes I offer, please click on the Classes Tab above.  I will be offering a Product Based Class in October using Cellophane Bags which make gift giving really fun and creative.  See more details here.

LAST WEEK FOR SPECIAL DEALS:

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This will be the last batch of items available for the special deals!  The select items below are available at a 25% discount.

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