Patriotic Thank You

My card today was inspired by both challenges this week at Fusion Card.

My card today starts off with Dapper Denim cardstock as its base.  I took a panel of Real Red cardstock and dry embossed it using the Oh My Stars embossing folder and matted it on Whisper White cardstock.  Before adhering it to the card, I wrapped around it a piece of Striped Dapper Denim ribbon.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set in Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White cardstock.

I used the Flourish Thinlits to cut out one flower and two leaves from Whisper White cardstock and adhered them to the card.

Enjoy!

DAISY DELIGHT BUNDLE IS AVAILABLE AGAIN!!!

The Daisy Delight Bundle is now orderable again!!  Yay!!  This bundle is amazing and is so versatile.  Check out the bundle here in my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s TGIF Challenge.

I knew from the first time I saw the new Annual Catalog, I wanted the Coffee Café Bundle.  Not only is it super cute and adorable (and I love the colors), but I can see it being used for thank you cards for teachers, cute thank you favors, masculine cards, etc.

My card today starts off with Soft Sky cardstock.  I took a pattern from the Coffee Break DSP and matted it on Soft Suede cardstock and adhered it to the card.  I then took a panel of Soft Sky cardstock and matted it on Soft Suede cardstock and adhered that to the card.  (What can I say, I love layers.)

I created my coffee cup using the new Coffee Café Bundle.  I cut the cup itself out using Crumb Cake cardstock and the lid using Whisper White cardstock.  The cup holder I cut using Soft Suede cardstock.  The framelit that cuts it out also embossing it – so cool!  I stamped the sentiment using Soft Suede ink.

Under the cup I cut a piece of Crumb Cake ribbon and tied a bow at the one end using Linen Thread.  I then stamped some coffee beans (Soft Suede ink) and cut them out and placed them around the coffee cup.

Enjoy!

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Stampin’ Up! Pocketful of Sunshine

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop’s theme is anything from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Enjoy hopping around and seeing all the beautiful new products!

My card today starts off with Pool Party cardstock as its base.  I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and matted it on Daffodil Delight cardstock.

I started off by making my pocket using the Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle.  I first took Pool Party cardstock and the new Whisper White Uninked Craft Pad & Reinker and a sponge to gently dab the top of the cardstock.  This gave it a very light, weathered look, like jeans would be.  I stamped all the details on the cardstock in Memento Black ink – the glasses on Lemon Lime cardstock and the sunshine on Daffodil Delight cardstock.

I then stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink on Lemon Lime cardstock and adhered it over the pocket a bit.

Enjoy!

My card today was inspired by the color challenge at The Paper Players this week.

Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the team created.  Happy hopping!

  1. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  2. Sue Prather
  3. Linda Richenberg
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Amy Koenders

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Daisy Delight – Lavendar

Today’s card is a simple CAS (clean and simple) card and was inspired by the challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch!

My card starts off with Perfect Plum cardstock.  To the left I adhered a panel of one of patterns from the new Wood Textures DSP.

I layered it with a panel of Whisper White cardstock on which I used the Daisy Delight stamp set to stamp lavender sprigs using Perfect Plum and Crumb Cake ink.  I also stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.

I added a few Perfect Plum enamel circles to finish off the card.

Enjoy!

DOUBLE STAR REWARDS THROUGH JUNE 9TH:

I’m offering DOUBLE STAR REWARDS now through June 9th.  My Rewards Program is ongoing, but I wanted to add to the excitement of a new catalog.

For every $25 spent (before tax and shipping) now through June 9th, receive not one but TWO stars.  When you’ve collected 12 stars, you receive a free $35 order of your choice from me!

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During the month of June, for parties totaling over $350 hosts receive an ADDITIONAL $35!! This is on top of the regular Stampin’ Rewards hosts receive.  New catalog AND more free product – that is a win-win.  Parties can be online, Facebook, or in-home.  Contact me to schedule one today!

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Thank You Card with NEW In-Colors

As you might’ve read in an earlier post, I was in Peru this past week with my husband and two other couples.  We were there scouting out the possibility of bringing a missions team from our church.

My husband is from Peru and we lived there for a little over three years (pre-kids) doing work with a local church.  I always love going back.  It’s refreshing and always brings me peace.

I didn’t take many pictures, but here are a few…

On our way, readying ourselves for a 10 hr travel time.

The ministry we were going down to meet is called Hearts in Action and they’re doing a fabulous work in a poor area called Cieneguilla.

 

Cieneguille is a county which by definition is poor, but even within itself the level of poverty varies. Some towns had running water and electricity. Other homes were just little shacks barely held together.

 

The main plaza cathedral in Lima, Peru.

The cathedral holds a tomb with the great conquistador Pizarro’s remains.

The coast of Lima Peru.  What you don’t see is that although it is right on the coast, Lima is desert land.  This is because of a cold current of water flowing from the Artic.

Peru is known for its culinary cuisine.  There is nothing like it in the world!  For lunch, I had Choros a la Chalaca – hmmmm!!!

Blurry, but you get the idea.  Traffic is horrific and drivers make NYC taxi drivers look like amateurs.

Lastly, a little shopping for some souvenirs for friends and family.

Now on to my card (and yes, it ties into my travels).

While we were away my parents held down the fort with our three children (10, 9, 7).  My parents help us out time and time again and the least I can do is send a thank you card…

My card today starts with the NEW Tranquil Tide cardstock.  I took regular copy paper and cut out a square using the Layering Square Framelits.  I placed the copy paper with the square cut out of it over a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I then took the Brayer and rolled over the square hole in Lemon Lime Twist ink.  I matted it on some Pool Party cardstock and adhered it to the card.

I used the One Big Meaning stamp set and stamped the sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink in the box.  I took the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and stamped the leaves in the bottom left hand corner in Tranquil Tide ink.

I stamped the flower (from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set) in Pool Party ink, fussy cut it out, and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Rhinestones in the opposite corner.

Enjoy!

Today’s card was inspired by the challenges over at Freshly Made Sketches and Sunday Stamps.

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Product shares are great in that you get a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper and/or Ribbon (and there are a ton).  If you bought every new ribbon and Designer Series Paper, it would cost $532, but to get a sampling of them is under $70!

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Teacher/Volunteer Thank You Gift

Although my project today doesn’t include 100% Stampin’ Up! products (and some are retired), I myself am always looking for a good volunteer/teacher gift.

This specifically was made for a group of volunteers at my church, but I think I’m going to replicate it for teacher gifts.

The tag I created to coordinate with the gift was made with a 2″ Whisper White panel and the Scalloped Tag Topper.  I stamped the thank you from the NEW Daisy Delight stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink and some daisies around it in Daffodil Delight ink.  I used some retired Daffodil Delight ribbon to tie it to the basket.

If you’re curious as to what went in the basket and from where:  Gerber Daisy (Trader Joe’s), Lip Balm (Wal-Mart), Chocolate (Trade Joe’s), Starbuck’s gift card, basket (Dollar Tree), tissue paper (Dollar Tree).

So easy, so cute, and inexpensive (you decide how much the gift card is for).

**3 Days Left** 2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog coming out June 1st, I’m offering a product share.

Product shares are great in that you get a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper and/or Ribbon (and there are a ton).  If you bought every new ribbon and Designer Series Paper, it would cost $532, but to get a sampling of them is under $70!

Click here for a look at everything that you’ll receive in the product share.  I do offer something for everyone (single shares, double shares, etc.)  Sign up by May 31st to get yours!

EXTRA BONUS FOR HOSTING A PARTY IN JUNE!

During the month of June, for parties totaling over $350 hosts receive an ADDITIONAL $35!! This is on top of the regular Stampin’ Rewards hosts receive.  New catalog AND more free product – that is a win-win.  Parties can be online, Facebook, or in-home.  Contact me to schedule one today!

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Sale:

FIRST-TIME subscribers enjoy three months at 25% off your Paper Pumpkin Subscription!  Let me know if you have any questions.  Don’t forget to subscribe with promo code: STARTHERE beginning tomorrow to get this great deal!

CURRENT HOST CODE: RWPPW4HJ

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.

Wood Textures

I am through the roof excited to share today’s card with you.
It has a beautiful back story.

We had hired FunCycled (a design consultant) to come in and look at our basement (which was 80% finished, but still felt like a basement and not warm and inviting) a few months back.  Fast forward a few weeks later, a flooded basement and a miracle, and FunCycled came in and completely redid our basement.  It looks nothing short of amazing and we are so grateful.  You can read our whole story here.

The thank you card I made for them was completely inspired by our basement – wood textures, cool grays, and creams.

The card starts off with Very Vanilla cardstock as a base (which btw – I’m so excited for the NEW Thick Very Vanilla cardstock – available 6/1).  I then adhered a panel of Basic Gray cardstock to the card.

The NEW Wood Textures DSP couldn’t have been more perfectly timed!!!  I took one of the patterns and cut it down and adhered it to the card.  I then cut a banner of Very Vanilla cardstock and adhered it over the DSP.

The sentiment is from the NEW Label Me Pretty stamp set and was stamped in Basic Gray ink and cut out using the Layering Circles Framelits with a layered Basic Gray circle behind it.  I wound behind it some Linen Thread and then adhered it to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy and please go check FunCycled out!  They are so talented and a pleasure to work with!

**4 Days Left** 2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

With the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog coming out June 1st, I’m offering a product share.

Product shares are great in that you get a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper and/or Ribbon (and there are a ton).  If you bought every new ribbon and Designer Series Paper, it would cost $532, but to get a sampling of them is under $70!

Click here for a look at everything that you’ll receive in the product share.  I do offer something for everyone (single shares, double shares, etc.)  Sign up by May 31st to get yours!

EXTRA BONUS FOR HOSTING A PARTY IN JUNE!

During the month of June, for parties totaling over $350 hosts receive an ADDITIONAL $35!! This is on top of the regular Stampin’ Rewards hosts receive.  New catalog AND more free product – that is a win-win.  Parties can be online, Facebook, or in-home.  Contact me to schedule one today!

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Sale:

FIRST-TIME subscribers enjoy three months at 25% off your Paper Pumpkin Subscription!  Let me know if you have any questions.  Don’t forget to subscribe with promo code: STARTHERE beginning tomorrow to get this great deal!

CURRENT HOST CODE: RWPPW4HJ

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.