Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Bells

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s challenge over at Pals Paper Arts.

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I start my card off today using Wild Wasabi as a base and then layer it with Whisper White on So Saffron.  I used a pattern from the Fruit Stand DSP and layered it on some So Saffron cardstock and stamped the sentiment which is from Scenic Sayings stamp set in Wild Wasabi.

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I really enjoyed creating this ribbon the other day, so I decided to do another fun twisting ribbon detail, this time using the burlap.  Next I used the Seasonal Bells Stamp Set which I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed it white.  I cut them out using the bundle’s coordinating Bell Punch and tied them together using Linen Thread.

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To finish off the card, I added a few Enamel Dots in Wild Wasabi.

Enjoy!

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Stampin’ Up! Thinking of You

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Welcome to this month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  This month we’re focusing on Fall/Halloween.  Thanks for swinging by!

Fall is by far my favorite season.  Warmer days, cooler nights.  All things apple and pumpkin.  Apple orchards and pumpkin farms.  Football on a Sunday afternoon, something yummy in the crockpot, leaves changing color, and a warm candle burning.  I’m telling you – I love it!  So my card is all about Fall!

I used Rich Razzleberry as my card base and then did some fun layering with Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, and watercolor paper.  To start off, I stamped in Archival Black the trees from Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

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I then whipped out the aqua painter go to town on my scenery.  I used Old Olive for the ground and Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, and Crushed Curry for my trees.

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Next I created some fun layering in the upper left hand corner.  I used a pattern from the Petals & Paisleys DSP, Rich Razzleberry ribbon from the Trio Pack of 3/8″ ribbon, and the thinking of you sentiment from the Sheltering Tree (had to stick with tree theme) stamp set.

Enjoy!

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My card was inspired by this week’s color challenge over at PalsPaper Arts (using Pumpkin Pie instead, as that is the orange I have on hand).

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Now click on the Next Button below to swing on over to Jari’s blog to see what she created!

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  1. Jaimie Babarczy <— You Are Here
  2. Jari Francis
  3. Beth Hooper
  4. Mary Deatherage
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  6. Amy Koenders

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Stampin’ Up! Foxy Friends

I really did put up a fight.  I thought, I don’t need the Foxy Friends Stamp Set.  But, I kept seeing all these cute cards and the tons of different animals you can make using this bundle and well, I’m just not that strong.  I caved and treated myself to the Foxy Friends Bundle!!!

My card uses Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Smoky Slate as its colors.  I first layered a pattern from the A Little Foxy DSP over Smoky Slate and adhered it to the right of my card.  I stamped the sentiment in Smoky Slate on some Whisper White to place over it.

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I then created the three circles to the left using the Layering Circles framelits.

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I stamped the word bubble in Basic Black for the top circle and trimmed a pattern from the A Little Foxy DSP for the banner in the bottom circle.  For the fox, I stamped him and cut him out using the coordinating punch.

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Enjoy!

My card layout is inspired by this week’s challenge over at Pals Paper Arts

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Botanical Builder Hello

Happy Monday!

Today’s card share is inspired by this week’s color challenge over at Pals Paper Arts and layout challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.FMS Final 247-001PPA311My card starts with a base of Smoky Slate.  I left it there and decided to keep a clean, crisp card.

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I used the Botanical Builder Thinlits to create the flower gathering in the corner.  I used Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Marina Mist colors to build them.

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Lastly, I tied some Thick Whisper White Baker’s Twine behind the flowers and added the Hello sentiment from the Banners for You Bundle.

Enjoy!

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Stampin’ Up! Tax Free Holiday In Twelve States! 

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There are 12 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies.  Sales tax holidays are going on in Georgia and Tennessee this weekend!  What does that mean for you?  Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax free for a limited time if you live in one of the lucky states!

Refer here to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.

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Thoughtful Banners – Words

Words are so strong.  When Will and I were in children’s ministry we did a whole lesson on how our mouth is the strongest muscle we have because it has the power of life and death.

I wanted words to speak loud and clear for today’s card – Edifying and encouraging words.  Ironically enough as I was making this card, my 10-year-old came in and begged me to let her keep this card.  She loved the words on it.

My card starts with a base of Emerald Envy.  I dry embossed some Crumb Cake with the Polka Dot embossing folder and layered it over some Whisper White and adhered it over the Emerald Envy.

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To create my circles, I used three different sizes from the Layering Circles Framelits and the next larger sized scalloped circle in Emerald Envy.  I took three words from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and first stamped in the center the word in Emerald Envy.  Then I used the same word, this time stamping in Crumb Cake, around it.  Under the middle circle I added some burlap just for some texture.

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For the inside of my card, I covered over the top of one of the stamps from One Big Meaning (leaving just the “You” exposed) and inked it in Emerald Envy.  I then removed the washi tape and stamped the “You” in the center of the inside.

Enjoy!

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Today’s layout inspiration comes from the Pals Paper Arts challenge.

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Color Blocking Card

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone is having a nice summer so far!  In Upstate New York, we’re having glorious weather and so far having a great summer!

For today’s card, I got my inspiration from challenges over at CAS(E) this Sketch and Paper Pals Arts.

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I started with a base color of Sahara Sand and then layered it with Island Indigo, Whisper White, and Sweet Sugarplum.

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Next I took one of the flowers from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and stamped it in the corresponding color that it overlapped (Island Indigo over Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum over Sweet Sugarplum).

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I then heat embossed in white the sentiment from the Suite Sayings and adhered some Island Indigo Baker’s Twine and Silver Sequins around the top.  When adhering the color panels to the Sahara Sand, I used dimensionals to give the Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum a lift.

Enjoy!

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Happy July 4th

Happy 4th of July everyone!  I hope you all have a safe, fun day with those you love!  I definitely wanted to celebrate the holiday with my card today and to do so I used the Thoughtful Banners Bundle (gotta love a bundle)!

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For today’s card, I used a base color of Real Red and dry embossed it using the Sparkle Embossing Folder.

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I created the feature of the card using the Layering Circles Thinlits.  I cut a circle out of the Real Red and then using a circle and scalloped circle cut out a rim of Night of Navy.

I took the solid line from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and created a lined pattern over some Whisper White in Night of Navy, Pool Party, and Real Red.  I then adhered the Whisper White to the inside of the front of the card.

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I then cut out three stars in Pool Party, Whisper White, and Night of Navy using the Stars Framelits.  I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy in one of the banners and layered it over another banner in Pool Party.

Enjoy!

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For today’s card, I was inspired by Pals Paper Arts challenge and Global Design Project challenges.

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Swirly Bird Kites

I love when a sketch challenge perfectly works with a color challenge to make a fun, bright card.  The sketch challenge comes from Pals Paper Arts and the color challenge from Fab Friday.

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I started with a base of Tempting Turquoise and layered it with some Real Red over Whisper White.

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I then traced the clouds from Balloon Celebration, fussy cut them out, and placed them over the Real Red.  Next, I stamped three kites from the Swirly Bird Stamp Set (Real Red, Island Indigo, and Night of Navy) and placed one over each cloud.  I stamped the kite tails in Night of Navy and then added a white Baker’s Twine bow to each kite.

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The sentiment comes from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo.

Enjoy!

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LAST Day For Double Rewards!

I had fun combing the color challenge of Pals Paper Arts with the layout challenge from Freshly Made Sketches for today’s card share.

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I started with Night of Navy as my base and layered with Whisper White.

For the left hand corner, I layered Mint Macaron over Sahara Sand and then stamped the dotted stamp from the Swirly Bird Stamp Set in Mint Macaron.

 

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I added the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set with a retired ribbon behind in Mint Macaron.

Enjoy!

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A Whole Lot of Lovely

For today’s card share I combined the Hand Stamped Sentiments layout challenge with the Pals Paper Arts color challenge.

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Pool Party was my base color and then Whisper White over Daffodil Delight were the inset colors.

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I used the Botanical Builder Framelits to create flowers and leaves in Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, and Daffodil Delight.

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The sentiment comes from the Hostess Exclusive A Whole Lot of Lovely Stamp Set and is stamped in Pool Party.  For the vertical lines, I used a bit of Cotton Pool Party ribbon.

Enjoy!

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