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Stampin’ Up!’s Wishes Your Way

Happy new week!

If you’re in the midst of the winter storm coming to the Northeast early this week, I hope you are safe, warm and well. I just heard a forecast for New Jersey and we’re supposed to get the greater part of 18 inches of snow. I’m not looking forward to that since we had a taste of Spring last week. Snow is pretty though, especially when it’s falling, so I’ll enjoy the view.

Speaking of Spring, let’s get to today’s card.  My “Spring Butterfly” is another generic card… happy birthday, thinking of you, get well, wedding, and I’m sure you can think of a few more occasions. Another “Clean and Simple” card, I finished this one in just a few minutes.

My inspiration for this card was Stampin’ Up!’s 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. Take a look at the image from the Catalog below. I used the cropped butterfly image with the gold thread behind it, the sentiment stamp is the same and the colors are the same.

The photo inspired me because I liked the softness of the color palette. 

Here’s the simple “How To”:  All images are from Stampin’ Up!’s Butterfly Basics stamp set and the cropped butterfly is from Stampin’ Up!’s Butterflies Thinlits Dies.

  • Start with a Whisper White A-2 card base (4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″);
  • Crop a Whisper White layer measuring 4″ X 5 1/4″;
  • Directly in the center of the layer, stamp the fern image in Pear Pizzazz ink (stamp off once).  Stamping off once means to ink your image, stamp it on a scrap piece of paper, then stamp onto your project. The image will stamp lighter.
  • Ink up the honeycomb stamp with Sahara Sand ink and, stamping off once, stamp the honeycomb on the bottom left corner and the middle right side of the layer.  (I used half the honeycomb image on the middle right side).
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the bottom right corner with Sahara Sand ink.
  • Crop the medium butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlies Dies using Pool Party card stock.
  • Roll up some Gold Metallic Thread and anchor it to the stamped fern image about 1/3 from the bottom of the image.
  • Attach the butterfly to the fern with some green glue
  • Add a few embellishments (remember the design “rule of thirds”).
  • Attach your finished layer to your card base with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Send your card to someone very special!

So, pull out your Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, pour your favorite cup of tea and find your inspiration to create something stunning!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Floral Boutique Suite

Here’s a really quick card project using Stampin’ Up!’s Floral Boutique Suite from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  You can’t get more “Clean and Simple” and “Quick and Easy” than this!  Make a few with your favorite colors and sentiments.

For this card, I used Whisper White card stock with a Night of Navy Base and accent layer.  The sentiment I chose is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  I just liked the font with the florals for a bit of a different look.  The sentiments from the coordinating Floral Phrases stamp set are beautiful as well, and you’ll save 10% by purchasing the Floral Boutique Bundle.  This one’s not just for Spring!

Here’s the Project Review:

  • Top a standard A-2 card base with a Whisper White Layer.
  • Run the beautiful “Detailed Floral Framelit” die through your Big Shot and attach it to the Whisper White layer with some green glue.
  • Add your sentiment to the center of the card above the floral details.
  • I couldn’t resist adding a few pearls to the finished card.  They seem to add a little more delicate detail to the delicate details in the framelit layer.
  • Done! Quick! Easy! Fun! Beautiful!
  • … and don’t forget to embellish the envelope!

So, grab that PERFECT framelit, your favorite card stock, a beautiful sentiment and create something FUN!

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Pals January Blog Hop – From The Heart!

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase themes that are “from the heart.” This includes any of the following themes… Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and/or Sympathy. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Did you ever feel a little under the weather and then you hear from a good friend who says they were just thinking of you?  A few days after Christmas, I woke up with a horrible head cold and spent quite a few days resting.  I don’t remember the last time I wasn’t feeling well so I was a little impatient with myself, and not very good company.  My friend called and I was pretty miserable, but she was still happy to chat with me. That made me smile.

So, I was thinking of what to post today, and came across this sentiment in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  I thought it was perfect, and this card is already addressed and ready to mail. My friend’s patience with me was heartfelt and I’m sending this card off to her “from the heart”.

This Clean and Simple card is a standard A-2 Whisper White card base with a layer of black and white patterned paper from Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog.  The second layer of patterned paper is Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper, a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  The Supply List for this project is below.

So grab your favorite “Bundle”, crop something sparkly, crop another shadow layer and create something from the heart!

To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  7. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb… (You Are Here)
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard  at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

 

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Sale-A-Bration – So Very Much!

Happy Weekend!  It’s Saturday and snow has been falling all day here in New Jersey. As I write this post, it’s still coming down.  It looks beautiful, but I’m not liking the cold.  Anyway, it was a good day to stay home, enjoy my stamps, and enjoy the view of the snow falling.

I thought I would create a few thank you notes with the new “So Very Much” stamp set.  Below is the image of some additional samples from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. The stamp is pictured mounted on a wood block.  It also comes in Clear Mount, which I personally find easier to use.  Remember, this stamp set is FREE with a $50.00 product purchase during Sale-A-Bration. 

The “Thank You” sentiment is just lovely… I really like the font and its size is perfect for a standard A-2 card. I stamped all three cards in just a few minutes. It’s always good to have a few nice Thank You Notes ready to send.

  • If you look closely at the cards I made, they’re all different.
  • The first one, layered and stamped with Sweet Sugarplum card stock and ink, is nothing more than the stamped sentiments and a few sequins.
  • The second, done in Dapper Denim card stock and ink, has a little splatter behind the sentiment.  I used one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge, stamped it off once, then stamped it lightly over the sentiment.  It gives the card a different look.
  • I stepped it up for the third one and used both the sequins and “splatter” stamp.  This one is stamped with Flirty Flamingo ink and layered with Flirty Flamingo card stock.

So, grab your lovely “thank you” stamp, add a layer, a little splatter, and make a bunch to keep on hand!  Oh, and don’t forget the bling!

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Pals December Blog Hop – All That Sparkles and Shines!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase products that can add sparkle and/or shine for a finishing touch. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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Today’s clean and simple card was inspired by a piece of patterned paper.  “Inside The Lines” Designer Series Paper is featured in the upcoming Sale-A-Bration brochure.  This paper coordinates with the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, from the new Occasions Catalog.   More about these beautiful new products in a future post.

The framed dragonfly is an image I cropped from the patterned paper… no stamping at all.  It’s the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper that adds just the right amount of sparkle and shine to the beautifully detailed dragonfly.  I ran one of the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies through my Big Shot with the Glimmer Paper.  Even though the Glimmer Paper is a heavier weight than the card stock, the die cut through the paper perfectly.

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It’s that little extra touch of glimmer that gives this card just a bit of playful elegance that goes quite well with the sentiment font, don’t you agree?

I’ll leave you with some fun dragonfly facts…  Did you know that the dragonfly won’t sting or bite and they don’t carry disease or germs…  Did you know that the dragonfly can fly up and down and from side to side and that their eyesight is amazing… They can eat hundreds of mosquitos in a single day… and, of all the insects, dragonflies can be the most charming.  Hmm, I think my dragonfly is very charming.

So, grab some sparkling Glimmer Paper, crop an image and create something charming.

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To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit
  4. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Karen Zaring Browning at StampWithMeKZB.com
  8. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  14. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  15. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  16. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…    (you are here)         
  20. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  21. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  22. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  23. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  24. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts