Peach Pizzaz Butterfly Type

Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I hope that everyone had a good week and that you are doing some fun stuff this weekend. I had my Downline Meeting last night and it was lots of fun like it always is. For today’s card I used some of the retiring In-Colors, the retiring Butterfly Prints Stamp Set form the Big Catalog and the You’re My Type Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini that ends in eleven days. There are so many great sets and accessories in the Occasions Mini and it will be the last one as Stampin’ Up! has changed their catalog strategy to two large seasonal catalogs and one main catalog. The base of the card is Whisper White and is from the Note Cards and Envelopes Pack. I ran a piece of Peach Parfait through my Big Shot using the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for some simple texture. The butterfly is from the Butterfly Prints Stamp Set (Retiring) and is stamped in Peach Parfait and punched out with the Butterfly Punch. The typewriter image if from the You’re My Type Stamp Set and is stamped in Pear Pizzaz and mounted on a piece of Pear Pizzaz Card Stock. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount them both to the card. The cute little flower is made with the Boho Blossoms Punch and the center circle is from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and it too is mounted with a Stampin’ Dimensional. This is a great little thinking of you card and with a greeting change can be so much more. Thank you for checking in today and have an awesome weekend! ūüôā

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: You’re My Type (Occasions Mini) and Butterfly Prints (Retiring) Clear Mount

Cards: Note Cards and Envelopes Pack

Tools: Big Shot,¬†Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Butterfly Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Pacific Suede Monkey Birthday

Hello everyone! How is your week so far? Mine has been good. I have a Downline Meeting tonight out East. It should be a lot of fun. ūüôā Today’s card would be perfect for a little boy’s birthday. The two stamp sets that I used are on the Retired List so if you want them you have until the end of May to purchase them. The base of the card is Pacific Point and the background is a piece of the Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper in Soft Suede. The little monkey images are from the Fox & Friends Stamp Set and are stamped in Soft Suede Ink. I used the 1 3/8″ Square Punch to punch them out and cut the Pacific Point squares behind them 1/4″ larger. The greeting is from the Happiest Birthday Wishes Stamp Set and is markered with Pacific Point and Soft Suede Markers. The two circles to the right are punched out with the 3/4″ Circle and 1/2″ Circle Punches. This is a nice simple card and with a color change could work for a girl too. Thanks for checking in today! Have a fantastic day and we’ll see you tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pacific Point and Soft Suede Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Markers: Pacific Point and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers

Stamp Sets: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Host(ess)) and Fox & Friends Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Neutrals Collectioon

Tools: 1 3/8″ Square Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch and SNAIL

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Very Vintage Vogue

Good morning all! Happy Wednesday, which means we are halfway through the week! The weather here on Long Island has been beautiful but it’s a little colder today. I’m looking forward to the warmer weather sticking around! Today’s card is a thank you for everyone of you that takes time to stop by here and read my posts. I really am grateful that you do! I started with a base of Rose Red Card Stock. I took a piece of Crumb Cake and ran it through my Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the top half of the background. The bottom half is created using the Very Vintage Stampin’ Around Large Wheel and Crumb Cake Ink and it is rolled onto Very Vanilla Card Stock. To cover the seam I used a piece of Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon. The flowers are form the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set (Retired List) and are stamped in Rose Red. I cut them out with my Paper Snips and used some Large Pearl Jewels and a Basic Pearls¬†Jewel¬†for the centers and mounted them with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Apothecary Art Stamp Set (Occasions Mini) and is also stamped in Rose Red. I used the Decorative Label Punch to punch out the phrase as well as the piece of Rose Red Card Stock behind it. You just punch out a label and then put it back into the punch and crop off the excess. I hope that you enjoyed your thank you card. It really does mean a lot to me that so many of you visit each day. Have a wonderful day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Rose Red and Crumb Cake Classic Card Stock

Ink: Rose Red and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue and Apothecary Art Clear Mount and Very Vintage Large Stampin’ Wheel

Embellishments: Large Pearls Jewels, Basic¬†Pearls¬†Jewels and Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot,¬†Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Mojo 237

Hello everyone! I hope that you all had a nice Monday. The weather here on Long Island was beautiful yesterday. It was just warm enough, in the upper 70’s. I love the warmer weather! Today’s card is my Mojo Monday card for this week. Mary Fish did the sketch this week and I really like it…

I guess I was inspired by the warm weather to do a nice bright card. I started with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. Across the top of the card I used a piece of the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (Pre-Order). The paper actually inspired the flowers across the middle of the card. They are all punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle punch for the outside and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack circle for the middle ones. The colors are Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade. The are mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals on a frame of Whisper White and Real Red. The leaves are created with the 5 teal Flower Punch, all you do is cut two petals off and you have some leaves! The bottom half of the card is Island Indigo. I stamped the greeting in Real Red from the Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set. It has become one of my go-to sets because you can make all different combinations the from the words. The flagged ends are made using the 1″ Square Punch and it too is mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I am loving the card and hope that you like it too and are inspired to make something bright and cheerful! Thanks so much for coming by and enjoy your day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade

Ink: Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases

Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches (Pre-Order)

Tools: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1″ Square Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Paper Players #91

Good morning everyone and happy Monday to you! If I keep saying that maybe I’ll believe it! I hope that you all had a nice weekend, I know I did! I got a lot accomplished and got to see some of my peeps! Today’s card is for this weeks Paper Players Challenge. This week they have given us this…

Clean and simple with watercoloring. Anytime that I only use three items to make a card it is definitely simple. As those of you that read these posts daily it’s not unusual for me to have 10 or more items listed in the supplies! I also used the 2010-2012 In-Colors that are retiring. I started off with a base of Concord Crush and to that I added a piece of Pear Pizzaz that I ran through my trusty Big Shot with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate. For the main image on the card I stamped the flower from the Creative Elements Stamp Set in Jet Black Staz-on Ink on Watercolor Paper three times. I used my Aqua Painter and Poppy Parade Ink to watercolor in the flowers and then did some serious fussy cutting with my Paper Snips and cut them out in varying sizes so I would be able to layer them. Watercolor Paper is a bit thicker than standard card stock so it is definitely a workout for your hand when you cut things out of it! I used a couple of Mini Glue Dots to adhere it to the card and then Stampin Dimensionals for the two layers. The rest of the elements on the card are also from the Creative Elements Set and are stamped in Concord Crush. They too are cut out with my Paper Snip and mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For a little more pop I edged the greeting with the Poppy Parade Stamp Pad. Creative Elements is one of my favorite sets and I’m happy to report that it will be in the new catalog! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and thank you so much for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzaz Smooth Card Stock

Specialty Paper: Watercolor Paper

Ink: Poppy Parade and Concord Crush Classic Stampin’ Ink and Jet Black Staz-on Ink

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Riding Hood Grey Corner Catcher

Good morning everyone! I hope that you all had a nice Saturday. I had a great day yesterday. I saw some dear friends that I haven’t seen in a while and went down to China Town with my friend Kim. It was beautiful in Manhattan yesterday and we also got to walk through Central Park. I’m so glad that the warmer weather is on it’s way, hopefully for good this time! Now on today’s card, but before I get to that one small piece of business to take care of. Stampin’ Up! released their Retired Stamp Sets List today. It’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be! Some of my favorites are staying like French Foliage and Creative Elements. I will be sad to see Fox & Friends and Young Vermillion go but they make way for a bounty of new sets to let us unleash a new chapter of our creativity! ¬†To see a the list of Retired Stamp Sets CLICK HERE.

Now on to today’s card. The Corner Catcher was featured in last month’s Stampin’ Success Magazine and I love them. Mary Fish had a great idea to make a card with one on the corner and here is one of my takes on her idea. I started with a base of Real Red and added a background stamped in Real Red on Crumb Cake Card Stock with the Creative Elements Stamp Set. Using some Basic Grey I Punched out some flowers with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and used some Mini Glue Dots to adhere them to the background. The Corner Catcher is made with the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. To make it you start with a piece of card stock that is 4″ x 4″ and you score it diagonally at 2″ on one side in opposite directions and fold. I cut out a triangle to go on the back side to hide the seam. All you have to do after that is embellish it. I used First Edition Designer Series Paper and stamped another image from Creative Elements in Riding Hood Red. Using a piece of Very Vanilla I stamped the same background that I used on the card and then stamped a letter from the Broadsheet Alphabet Stamp Set in Basic Grey and punched it out with the Curly Label Punch. That is mounted to a piece of Crumb Cake that is punched out with the 1 3/4″ Scallop circle and then adhered to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I punched the edge with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and used a piece of Riding Hood Red Ribbon from the Clearance Rack to finish it off. The greeting is from the Curly Cute Stamp Set and is also stamped in Riding Hood Red and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I hope that you are inspired by the card and that you are looking forward to seeing all of the new products in the upcoming catalog. Thanks of stopping by and have a great day! ūüôā

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Basic Grey Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Riding Hood Red and Basic Grey Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Creative Elements, Broadsheet Alphabet and Curly Cute Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: First Edition Specialty

Embellishments: Riding Hood Red Clearance Rack Ribbon (no longer available)

Tools: Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, 1 13/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Happy Birthday Uncle Bruce

Hello and welcome to the weekend! Happy Saturday everyone! I’m off to Manhattan today to see some friends and it’s supposed to be a nice day for the most part so it will be a good time! For today’s card I’m posting my Uncle Bruce’s birthday card. He lives in London, England and he is by far one of the funniest people I know. Masculine cards can be a challenge so I have some go to sets, one of my favorites is The Open Sea Stamp Set. It has been a write in item since it made it’s debut in the Summer Mini Catalog last year. The base of the card is Not Quite Navy. A piece of paper from the Well Worn Designer Series Paper pack creates the background for the card. The images and greeting are stamped in Not Quite Navy, except for the ship which is stamped in Early Espresso. The greeting is from two sets, Family Reunion and Occasions Alphabet. They are all stamped on Very Vanilla and mounted on Cajun Craze. I had to keep the embellishments to a minimum seeing as it was being sent overseas. This is a nice simple masculine card with great rich colors. I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and thank you so much for taking some time to pay me a visit. Have an great day! ūüôā

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy and Cajun Craze Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Not Quite Navy and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: The Open Sea, Family Reunion and Occasions Alphabet Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Well Worn

Tools: Paper Cutter, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Matchbook Post-It Holders

Good morning and happy Friday to you all. I am so glad that the weekend is so close at hand! For today’s post I somewhat cased a project from this month’s Stampin’ Success. That’s the magazine that Stampin’ Up! sends out to us Demonstrators every month. It’s packed with tips, projects and suggestions for your business. I love it and look forward to it all the time. The Workshop project this month is Post-It holder matchbooks. I love when you can make something that is so simple but looks so nice and serves a purpose. The first one that I made is the butterfly one. I used Crumb Cake Card Stock for the base. The butterfly is from the Butterfly Prints Stamp Set and is stamped in Perfect Plum on Very Vanilla Card Stock. I used the Butterfly Punch to punch it out and then stamped the sentiment and the antennae on the So Saffron Card Stock. I used a Neutrals Collection Brad to secure it and then mounted it on some Perfect Plum Card Stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used the Scallop Edge Border Punch along the bottom lip and placed a piece of So Saffron 3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) around it. The flowers are punched out using the Boho Blossoms Punch and fastened with another brad. For the second one I used Real Red Card Stock for the base. The stamped image is from the Easy Events Stamp Set and is stamped in Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink. I used an eye shadow applicator (like a mini sponge dauber!) to shade in the tree and grass with Lucky Limeade Ink. I then colored in the heart with Real Red and the trunk with Soft Suede Markers. The backing is Lucky Limeade and that is adhered to piece of Soft Suede that I ran through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The lip of this one is punched using the Eyelet Border Punch. I punched out a piece of Lucky Limeade with the Scallop Oval Punch and placed some Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon round it. I’m loving these little matchbooks and they would make great gifts for co-workers or just about anybody! Thanks you so much for stopping by and have an awesome Friday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Real Red, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade and Soft Suede Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Perfect Plum, Basic Black and Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Ink

Markers: Real Red and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Prints and Easy Events Clear Mount

Embellishments: Neutrals Collection Brads, So Saffron 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Tools: Butterfly Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Big Shot,¬†Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip and SNAIL

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Up, Up Blue Birthday

Good morning people! We are more than halfway through the week! I was inspired by flight yesterday when I went to retrieve my parents from the airport. Today’s card uses the Up, Up & Away Stamp Set. The base of the card is Soft Suede. I used some Bashful Blue Card Stock for the sky. The large cloud at the bottom was cut out with my Paper Snips and some Whisper White Card Stock. The ballon images are stamped in Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo and the baskets underneath and the birds are stamped in Soft Suede all on Whisper White Card Stock. I made the clouds using the Cupcake Builder Punch, it’s the frosting! The greeting is stamped in Island Indigo and punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch and backed with a piece of Lucky Limeade punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. The balloons, clouds and greeting are all adhered to the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. It’s a quick card and I am loving the color combination. Thank for stopping in and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue and Lucky Limeade Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Up, Up & Away Clear Mount

Tools: Paper Snips, Cupcake Builder Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Mojo 236

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! I’m very happy today because I’m going to pick my parents up from the airport. They have been in London visiting my mom’s family. I was bummed that I didn’t get to go but I’ll be glad to have them back, I’ve missed them! Today I’m posting my Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card. This weeks sketch is…

I wanted to do a happy spring card and what better to use than the new Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (Pre-Order). It has one of my favorite colors in it, Island Indigo and that’s what I used for my card base. I took a piece of Whisper White and adhered three different coordinating patterns of the Summer Smooches DSP to it. Then I took a piece of Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon and wrapped that around the front. I used the trusty fork method to tie my bow and adhered it with a Mini Glue Dot. The image is form the Bright Blossoms Stamp Set (Pre-Order) and is stamped in Island Indigo. I used the 1/2″ Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Island Indigo Card Stock and I tied a piece of Island Indigo Bakers Twine through one of the Brights Collection Buttons and adhered that with a Mini Glue Dot. The greeting is from the Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set and too is stamped in Island Indigo. I used the 2 3/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch to punch out some Daffodil Delight to mount the stamped image on. I can’t help but smile when I look at the card. It’s nice, simple and happy. Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Bright Blossoms (Pre-Order) and Fabulous Phrases Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches (Pre-Order)

Embellishments: Island Indigo 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon, Island Indigo Bakers Twine and Bright Collection Buttons

Tools: Fork, 2 3/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip and SNAIL

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