Friday, April 28, 2017

May Stamp Set Of The Month

The stamp set of the month for May is Blooms and Wishes.  This fun floral set is perfect for any number of occasions, I love the greetings that come with the set too.  The font is so pretty!   
When you purchase this stamp set from me in the month of May, you'll receive supplies to make these three cards and directions.  How fun is this Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy card!
This kit is only available through me, your kit will not come pre stamped so your cards may look a little different depending on the color of inks you have.  Contact me to order you May stamp set of the month!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Best Wishes

Last week I attended a wedding, tis the season for weddings I think :)  Of course I needed a card for my gift.  This card has lots and lots of layers and details.  It was one of those cards where I wasn't sure where to stop so I kept adding things to it.  I think in the end everything works but thank goodness it was hand delivered, this card is not post office friendly with the amount of dimensionals on it LOL.  If you know me and dimensionals you can only imagine! 
I colored the flower with Perfect Plum ink and my Wink of Stella pen, so not only does it have that watercolored look it's super sparkly too!  I fussy cut every element out and attached it to the doily with lots of dimensionals.  The doily is on a banner that is embossed with the hexagon folder then attached to some vellum for an added layer.  Finally I white heat embossed the greeting and used, yep you guessed it, dimensionals!  It's very pretty, but it was very time consuming.  But totally worth it! 

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Sara Thing

Who else was super excited to get this month's Paper Pumpkin designed by none other than Sara Douglass, Stampin' Up CEO.  I know I was extra excited for this months kit and even ordered myself 3 of them!  I just love Sara fun style of stamping so I knew if this kit was designed by her I'd need a whole bunch of them!  I'm so glad I got extras this kit is by far my favorite kit! 
First the kit came with 4 watercolor pencils as a free gift! Yay!!!!!  How awesome!  I love the size of them, I would love to see sets of all our color groups come in watercolor pencils like that...hint...hint....I love how bright and bold the colors are in this kit.  
Oh and my favorite part, getting that sneak peek of Lemon Lime Twist a new 2017-2019 In Color.  I love it and I think I'll be using it a lot.  It's a fun, bright color that goes so well with the brights I already love and use all the time!  I hope you got your Paper Pumpkin, if you're not subscribed don't miss next months.  Every month is an exciting surprise in my mail box! Subscribe HERE!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thank You Class

I mentioned that I had a Thank You card class over the weekend.  Today I'm excited to share the cards from that class with you.  This first one is really fun and I really love it.  I love the different patterns and the monochromatic tone to it.  Very pretty and a great way to use the big background stamps! 
This card is fun with a big thank you greeting.  I love the flowers subtly stamped on the Pool Party cardstock, it almost makes it look like fun DSP!  
The last one is really fun, I think this one is my favorite.  I love the ombre look of the chevron lines and that pop of Pink Pirouette!  So pretty!!! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Who Wants a Popsicle?!

These little treat boxes came out sooooo cute!!! I saw these boxes a while back and I knew I had to make these boxes for my amazing guests who attended my class over the weekend.  Aren't they adorable!!!?  I only have 3 of the 5 colors pictured here.  The two colors missing are Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy.  I went with all 5 of the 2016-2018 In Colors.    
The box is a pretty standard box.  I cut a slit in the edge and slid the popsicle stick in and adhered it down with a hot glue gun.  There's a wrapper for the box allowing the box to just slide in and out. So CUTE!!!!!  My box isn't too big.  I holds two peanut butter eggs.  If you ask me that's the perfect little treat.  I used some Dazzling Details on the outside of the box to add some sparkly texture to the popsicle. 

Measurements for the box:
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cardstock.  Score at 3/4 on all 4 sides. 
Measurements for the wrapper:
7 3/4 x 4 cardstock. Score on the long side at 3/4, 3 1/2, 4 1/4 and 7.  It is a pretty snug fit. 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Crumb Cake Thanks

I have a class tomorrow morning that is all about 'Thank You' cards.  I think I send thank you cards the most so I love to have them on hand.  I love the simplicity of this card.  It's so soft and elegant, yet so simple to make!  
I white heat embossed the Birthday Blooms flower (I've used this stamp a LOT lately!).  Then I colored only the flower parts with a Crumb Cake marker.  It really makes the flower pop and you don't need to worry about watercoloring or a fancy technique.  I added a greeting, some burlap ribbon and a doily to finish it.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jar of Flowers

 I have another tic tac toe from my board!  Feel free to play along too!  I gave my team this challenge earlier this month.  You choose a tic tac toe and make a project with the required elements.  I'm doing all 8 of them (3 horizontal, 3 vertical, 2 diagonal).  Today's winning elements are Melon Mambo, Birthday and Flowers. 
This is my last Tic Tac Toe!  I've done all 8 of the winning combinations!  It's so much fun! Melon Mambo is one of my favorite colors but it's a pretty bold and bright color, sometimes you want a softer look.  This card still incorporates the Melon Mambo factor while staying soft and toned down.  I really adore this card and all the colors working together. 
I love the Pink Pirouette stripes in the background and I love the pop of Tempting Turquoise from the jar and water.  So pretty!!!  I hope you get a chance to play tic tac toe along with me! 

To see all 8 of my Tic Tac Toe creations click here.  

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Birthday Bag

I have another tic tac toe from my board!  Feel free to play along too!  I gave my team this challenge earlier this month.  You choose a tic tac toe and make a project with the required elements.  I'm doing all 8 of them (3 horizontal, 3 vertical, 2 diagonal).  Today's winning elements are Sparkle, Birthday and Bag.

 I used the Gift Bag Punch Board to make this ADORABLE! Birthday box!  I really love the soft pastel like colors of the Peekaboo Peach and the Crumb Cake.  I love the softly stamped cupcake, which was stamped with only the two ink pads.  I stamped off twice for the bottom layers and off once for the middle layers.  It gives such a pretty soft look to the cupcake. 
For the sparkle I cut out 'wish' from some Gold Glimmer paper.  I attached it all to a doily and then attached it to my project, it's so pretty!!!  I just need a friend to have a birthday now so I can give this to them!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tea Cups

I had quite the crowd at my house for Easter.  I decided to do an Easter Tea this year instead of a big dinner.  I made tons of tiny tea treats, but I wanted to send everyone home with another little treat.  While prepping my Envelope Punch Board class for last week I came across these adorable tiny tea cups.  I made a bunch of them for our Easter Tea.  
I modified the size on mine to make them just a little bigger.  I used a 2x6 piece of DSP and scored every inch for my cup.  They're so cute and they hold just the perfect amount of chocolate eggs for an after meal treat! 

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Swirly Bird Fun

It's been a long time since I've inked up my Swirly Bird set.  It was time!  And isn't this card so cute!!!?!  OMG I'm loving those colors!!!  I love the layers on each of the flowers, I love that dimension.  
Can we just talk about that embossing folder for a minute though.  I can't get enough of these hexagons!!!  Every color I do it in it just amazes me the dimension you get!!!  So pretty!!!  I hope you have a wonderful and amazing Easter weekend!  I'll be back on Monday! 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!