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JAI – Page 2 – jkcards

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Yesterday turned out to be a nice day. It was sunny and warm with a little wind last night. I went to my friend Christina’s son’s first birthday party yesterday. I am sad to say that I ate my weight in candy! There was so much there! I did find a new favorite, red gummy bears coated in milk chocolate! DELICIOUS!! I’m going to have go into Manhattan later on to drop off and order for a friend and I think I should walk! LOL! I also slept in a little this morning, you’re allowed to do that on Sundays right?!

Today I have my card for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge. Thanks to the crew over there for choosing my card for honorable mention for last week’s challenge. You can see my original post here and the Just Add Ink post here. This week they have give us this photo for inspiration…

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A very pretty wreath indeed! I was going to reach for my Wonderful Wreath Stamp and then I thought I should mix it up a bit! The base of my card is Bermuda Bay that I trimmed to 3 3/4″ x 11″ and folded. I used the Deco Labels Framelits Dies to cut out a piece of Gumball Green, I wanted it to hang off the sides hence the reason I cut my card stock thinner. The Whisper White is the Decorative Label Punch cut in half and adhered to the Deco Label. I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out a piece of Crumb Cake to serve as a base for my “wreath”. All of the presents are from the Wishing You Stamp Set and are stamped in Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler. My trusty Paper Snips cut them apart and I adhere the first layer to the circle with SNAIL and the used some Stampin’ Dimensionals for the second layer. A few sequins give them a little sparkle. The greeting is from the Tags 4 You Stamp Set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched out with the Label Bracket Punch. Another strip of presents goes across the bottom to help balance the card. I really like the colors together and the gift wreath is pretty neat! Thanks so much for dropping by today to see my card for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge. I hope that you all enjoy your Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up ! products used:

Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green and Cherry Cobble Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Wishing You and Tags 4 You Clear Mount

Framelits: Circle Collection and Deco Labels

Punch: Label Bracket and Decorative Label

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Non-SU!: Sequins

Wishing You CM

Tags 4 You CM

Circles Collection Framelits

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Bracket Label Punch

Decorative Label Punch

Current Promotions:

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps are a great way to get all of your holiday tags done quickly! You can purchase just what you need; tags, stamps or one of two bundles! The stamp set is Photopolymer so that makes placement easy. Another great thing is that all of the tags shapes are made from Punches and Framelits so if you want to add more it’s easy! They also make a great gift! Click here to order yours today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The two latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

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Yesterday I went into Manhattan for a little while. I actually did a fair amount of walking, about 8 miles altogether and 3 of them in about an hour! Nice way to get some exercise don’t you think?! Some of you have mentioned that you like to see pictures of the city so I took a few on my travels. The first one is the Citibank building on Lexington Ave. Something that you may not know about the building is that they built it with no corner supports because there was a church on the corner that had to stay. The supports are in the middle of each side, pretty neat that it stays up!

Citibank Tower

The next picture was taken while I was walking down Lexington Avenue. You can see that there isn’t a lot of traffic for a Saturday and if you look way down the street you can just see the Chrysler Building on the left.

Chrysler Bldg

I will make sure to take some pictures whenever I wander around Manhattan!

As promised I have a few cards to share with you today. First I will tell you about my Just Add Ink card for their color challenge this week. At the end of the post I will share my mum’s birthday card and also a note card that I sent to a friend. Here are the colors for JAI challenge…

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A fun bunch of colors with two neutrals! The base of my card is Coastal Cabana Card Stock and the first background layer is a piece of Raspberry Ripple. I stamped the Filmstrip Stamp in Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla twice next to each other, one slightly lower. A flag from the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set is stamped in Raspberry Ripple and cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies goes on top of the filmstrips. The stars are from the SImply Stars Stamp set and are stamped in Raspberry Ripple and Coastal Cabana, the large stars are punched out with the “Vintage” Large Star Punch and the little ones are cut out with my Paper Snips. For the greeting I used the Banner Greetings Host(ess) Stamp Set stamped in Raspberry Ripple. A piece of Coastal Cabana is cut out with the Expressions Thinlits Dies and adhered in the top left corner with some 2-Way Glue. One of the Neutrals Designer Button with some Linen Thread tied in a bow completes the card. I love the color combination and the randomness of the card. I hope we get some more Expressions Thinlits in the Spring Catalog!

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Next up is my mum’s birthday card. Remember I told you the she requested a card this year? I had show her the card that I made for my Aussie mate Carolyn and she, also being a big butterfly fan loved it. I made one for her but changed it up a bit.

Here is the front with some of my favorite feathers and some Encore Gold Ink.

Mum B'day 2013

Here is the inside with the fun Swallowtail that pops up when you open up the card.

Mum B'day 2013 Inside

Finally here is a card that I made for my friend Bev using the new Map it Out Photopolymer Stamp Set.

Bev & Card

Thank you so very much for stopping by to see my projects for today. I hope that you enjoyed them and that you have a fun Sunday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used (JAI card):

Card Stock: Coastal Cabana, Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla

Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Coastal Cabana and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Banner Greetings (Host(ess)), Simply Stars and Hearts a Flutter Clear Mount and Filmstrip Wood Mount

Thinlits: Expressions

Punch: Large Star (Vintage)

Embellishments: Neutrals Designer Buttons and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Banner Greetings Host CM

Hearts a Flutter CM

Simply Stars CM

Filmstrip WM

Expressions Thinlits Dies

Hearts a Flutter Framelits

Neutrals Designer Buttons

Linen Thread

Current Promotions:

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Butterfly Bundle – get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for a special price now through September 30, 2013!

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The two latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

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What a lovely day it was yesterday! I had a nice ride into Manhattan, I did keep the top up, it was a little chilly in the morning. I went to see my friends and wandered around for a bit. Around 12:00 I headed back up town and met my friend Kim for brunch at the diner. I had a cheese omelet with baked beans, sort of an English breakfast. After, we went and sat in the park for a bit and I took a little nap. LOL! Napping in the park, what has become of me?! I did have the top down on the way home and it was bliss! When I got home I crafted for a while and then Taylor and I went to Panera for dinner. I had a free birthday treat so I got one of the red velvet cupcakes and it was delish! This morning I have to stop by the Hilton to make sure that they set up the table at the event correctly for work. FUN!

Before I get to today’s post I have some new product news! Stampin’ Up! has released a new card kit called Everyday Occasions. It contains enough card stock, envelopes and embellishments to make 20 cards. You can make birthday, thank you, congratulations, love and for you cards all you need to supply is adhesive and scissors! How great is that?!?! It also includes 7 clear mount stamps, a block and two Stampin’ Spots. The entire kit is only $29.95. You can see an overview of the kit below and click here for a PDF with more details and samples!

EverydayOccasions_flyer_Demo_US

I was looking at the Just Add Ink challenge for this week and I saw that it asked for bows. Coincidentally I had just made a card for a friend Friday night that just happened to have a bow! Score! The base of the card is one of the cards from the Note Card & Envelopes Set. I stamped the greeting from the Lots of Thanks Stamp Set in Elegant Eggplant right on the card front. A piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch makes a good anchor for the feathers that I cut out with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies. The Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry card stock is scored with the Simply Scored and folded. A little snipping with my Paper Snips and unfolded they look like feathers. A Regals Designer Button with Some Linen Thread is adhered with some Mini Glue Dots on top and holds it all to the glimmer paper. A simple but fun card that would work for many different occasions with a quick change of the greeting. Thank you for stopping by to see my card for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge. I hope you had a great day yesterday and it continues on today! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer

Ink: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Lots of Thanks Clear Mount

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Punch: 1 3/8″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips and Mini Glue Dots

Lots of Thanks CM

Ovals Collection Framelits

Champagne Glimmer Paper

Regals Designer Buttons

Linen Thread

Current Promotions:

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Butterfly Bundle – get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for a special price now through September 30, 2013!

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The two latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. There is also a special Halloween set! It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

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Good day! I had a nice productive Saturday, other than sleeping in a little late! I ran some errands, got a much needed haircut and got a lot of projects finished. I had to make a bunch of thank you cards for my birthday gifts and I have some hops and swaps coming up too. It was chilly here today, definitely felt fall like and crisp. I still kept the shorts and flip-flops and just added a hoodie. What were you all up to today?

For today’s post I have my card for this week’s Just Add Ink. This time they ask us to add a frame and we know I love frames!!

The card I made is a pocket card. It’s relatively simple to make, you just need to grab your Simply Scored, Big Shot and Squares Collection Framelits. I used Whisper White Card Stock for the base of my project. It is cut to 5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ and I scored it at 1/4″ and 3 1/4″ on the long side and 1/4″ on the short side. The window is cut out with the Squares Collection Framelits Dies and so is the frame, from Soft Sky. I rounded the top corners of both the frame and the pocket with the 3/16″ Corner Rounder. The pocket is stamped with the A Banner Christmas Stamp Set in Old Olive, Soft Sky and Real Red. under Christmas I adhered a thin piece of Soft Sky and some red sequins are on either side. For the piece that slides inside I cut a piece of Whisper White to 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″, rounded the corners and punched a hole in the top. I used the Warmth and Wonder Host(ess) Stamp Set and my Stamp-a-ma-jig for all of the images. A piece of Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon is tied through the hole in the top to make it easier to pull out. I needed a custom envelope so I used my Envelope Score Board and some Whisper White to make one. A strip of Season of Style Designer Washi Tape goes across the bottom and the pattern matches the stamped image on the front of the card. The pocket card is a nice change from the ordinary and you could do so many different things with it. I’m sure this won’t be the last one that you see on here! Thanks very much for stopping by to see my card for this week’s Just Add Ink – just add frames challenge. I hope you enjoyed the project and have a fun Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Soft Sky

Ink: Old Olive, Real Red and Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: A Banner Christmas and Warmth and Wonder Host(ess) Clear Mount

Framelits: Squares Collection

Punch: 1/2″Circle Punch

Embellishments: Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored, Envelope Punch Board, Paper Snips, Multi-Purpose Glue and 2-Way Glue

A Banner Christmas CM

Warmth & Wonder Host(ess) CM

Squares Collection Framelits

1:2%22 Circle Punch

Envelope Punch Board

Season of Style Designer Washi Tape

Real Red 1:8%22 Taffeta Ribbon

Current Promotions:

Butterfly Bundle – get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for a special price now through September 30, 2013!

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Another Thank You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

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Hello there peeps! How is the weekend so far? Mine is going pretty well. I got a lot of projects done yesterday and even got to watch some TV, which I never do! Unfortunately my office mate Danielle has decided to share her cold with me. I haven’t been sick in ages so thanks Danielle for helping me to remember how much fun a cold is! LOL!

One of the projects that I got to create yesterday was my card for this week’s Just Add Ink color challenge…

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I really love these colors, especially the addition of silver! The base of my card starts off with a piece of Bermuda Bay Card Stock and the background is a piece of Brushed Silver Card Stock that I embossed with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The frame in the middle is created with the Squares Collection Framelits Dies and the background insert is the Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set stamped in Bermuda Bay. Across the bottom I used the Epic Day This & That Rotary Stamp and stamped an important date. LOL! All of the stamped elements on the frame and across the bottom of the card are from the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set. The three images across the bottom are punched out with the 1″ Square Punch. I used the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch to create my fat feathers and adhered them behind a Neutrals Designer Button that is threaded with some Silver 1/8″ Ribbon. I really love the card and it’s collage look. The feathers were fun and easy to make and the Brushed Silver CS embosses great! Thank you very much for visiting me today and taking a look at my card for this week’s Just Add Ink color challenge. Enjoy your Sunday!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Hello, Lovely and Regarding Dahlias Clear Mount and Epic Day This & That Rotary Stamp

Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press

Framelits: Squares Collection

Punches: 1 3/8″ Circle and 1″ Square

Embellishments: Neutrals Designer Buttons and Silver 1/8″ Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Hello Lovely CM

Regarding Dahlias CM

Remember This and That Rotary Stamp

Alphabet Press TIEF

Squares Collection Framelits

1 3:8%22 Circle Punch

1%22 Square Punch

Neutrals Designer Buttons

Silver 1:8%22 Ribbon

Current Promotions:

Butterfly Bundle – get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for a special price now through September 30, 2013!

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Another Thank You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

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Ahh… the first day into the three day weekend! So, did I get out of work early yesterday you might be wondering? Well, I did get to leave at 4:00 but I had to go back at 5:00 so that really doesn’t count does it?! Not good! But I did have a very nice dinner with my friend Anthony and my Fred stopped by for a bit too. I also got to see my friends Brian and Kim and the kiddies in between work. Today I’m off to a block party to see more friends, that should be a lot of fun!

I do want to mention that Shelli Gardner the CEO of Stampin’ Up! fell off of her horse yesterday and hurt herself pretty badly. Keep her in your thoughts and wish her a speedy recovery along with me please. Without her I wouldn’t be able to be as creative as I am.

On to the business at hand, today’s card which is for this week’s Just Add Ink. The lovely and talented ladies choose my card for their Top Pick last week! You can see the original post here and their winners post here. This week we have a challenge to use markers, aqua painters, crayons, chalks etc. for some coloring. I choose to use some sponge daubers and went with an ombre style look.

The base of my card is a piece of Vellum Card Stock. The card front is made from a piece of Very Vanilla. I used the Bitty Butterfly Punch to punch out a piece of Window Sheet and a piece of Printer Paper. I used the punched Window Sheet as a stencil to sponge the butterflies with Soft Sky, Pool Party, Costal Cabana and Bermuda Bay ink. I then used the punched piece of Printer Paper as a mask to stamp all of the butterflies with the same ink colors. The stamp is the script from the Notable Notions Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting from the A Dozen Thoughts in the same ink colors too. The large butterfly is another piece of vellum and is cut out with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and embossed with the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Folder. Three Basic Jewels Pearls complete the card. I love the stencil and masked butterflies and the ombre effect. Thank you for stopping by to see my card for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge. Have a very nice Saturday peeps!

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Stampin’ Up! products used

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Window Sheets

Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Costal Cabana and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: A Dozen Thoughts and Notable Notions Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print

Bigz Die: Beautiful Butterflies

Punch: Bitty Butterfly

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Sponge Daubers and Vellum Adhesive (NON SU)

A Dozen Thoughts CM

Notable Notions CM

Pretty Print TIEF

Beautifile Butterflies Bigz Die

Bitty Butterfly Punch

Basic Pearls

Current Promotions:

Butterfly Bundle – get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for a special price now through September 30, 2013!

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Another Thank You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

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A good Sunday to you all! My Saturday didn’t turn out quite the way I had envisioned. I had breakfast with my friend Joe and that was very nice. I came home and started working on some projects and then my friend from work texted me to say that she couldn’t go to Manhattan. Bummer! I decided that it was way too nice of a day so I called my friend Louis and we went for a ride in the convertible and did some shopping. After, we had some gyros for dinner and they were delicious! So not a bad day after all. I will have to postpone my reviews for another time. LOL!

Today I have a double post, I don’t know where the week goes sometimes! It’s Freshly Made Sketches 100th Challenge! How great is that?!?! I have been playing along since sketch 38, so that 62 sketches! Pretty cool! For the 100th challenge they brought back the sketch from their very first one…

Freshly Made Sketches #100

I went for a retro feel to my card with some new products to sort of pay tribute to the sketch. The base of my card is Midnight Muse Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Delicate Details Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Crumb Cake to go across the lower half of the card. The tilted panel is a piece of Midnight Muse, embossed with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and backed with a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe. For the greeting I used the new Cheers Single Stamp, again stamped in Midnight Muse and backed with Crisp Cantaloupe. I flagged a little piece of Midnight Muse to go across the top that mirrors the stamped part of the bottom of the greeting. An ornament from the Christmas Collectibles Stamp Set that I inked in Crisp Cantaloupe and punched out with the Christmas Ornament Punch completes the card. I really like the Midnight Muse and Crisp Cantaloupe paired with the Crumb Cake, I think it makes and interesting combo!

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My second card today is for the ladies over at Just Add Ink! I thought the sketch was really cool and perfect for the Rev Up the Fun! Stamp Set…

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My card base for this card is Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Smokey Slate stamped with some Gorgeous Grunge in Pacific Point, I rounded the corners with the 1″ Circle Punch. All of the images and greeting are from the Rev Up the Fun! Stamp Set except for the flag that is stamped with one of the Paper Pumpkin Stamps. The tire marks and dust are stamped in Basic Black and the car in Pacific Point. For the greeting I used some Versa-Mark and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Ovals Collection Framelits Dies are used to cut it out and some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. The images from the stamp set are fun and help to make a great masculine card that would work for any age.

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Thank you, as always, for stopping by to see my post for Freshly Made Sketches 100th anniversary and Just Add Ink sketch challenge 179. It’s always great to have you check in and I hope that you enjoy your Sunday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Freshly Made Sketches Card:

Card Stock: Midnight Muse, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Season of Style Stack

Ink: Midnight Muse and Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Cheers Single and Christmas Collectibles Clear Mount

Embossing Folders: Perfect Polkadots and Delicate Designs

Punch: Christmas Ornament

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Cheers Single CM

Christmas Collectibles CM

Season of Style DSP Stack

Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder

Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Christmas Ornament Punch

Just Add Ink Card:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pacific Point and Basic Black

Ink: Pacific Point and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stamp Sets: Rev Up the Fun!, Gorgeous Grunge and Paper Pumpkin Clear Mount

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Embossing Powder: White

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Rev Up the Fun! CM

Gorgeous Grunge CM

Ovals Collection Framelits

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Current Promotions:

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Another Thank You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

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Good morning! I had a lovely day in the city yesterday with my friend Kim. We went to the diner for some breakfast, I had pancakes and they were delicious. We then headed to the subway to make our way down to Soho and wandered around for a couple of hours. I picked up my belated birthday gift for my friend Danielle and we had some yogurt from the Chobani store. I choose figs and walnuts with honey and they give it to you in a glass  bowl that you get to keep. We wandered around some more and I got a picture of the Freedom Tower that will be completed soon. After that we went to Washington Square Park. The park used to be really rundown and not a very nice place to go but they have cleaned it up nicely. I took a picture of the arch and if you look you can see the Empire State Building through the middle. For lunch we went to an organic hummus place called nanoosh. I had a hummus and falafel bowl that was quite tasty and Kim had one with chicken that was also good. Before I headed home we got my car and picked up Kim’s friend Maggie and went to the Target at Riverside Plaza. It’s nice to go there with the car because then they don’t have to lug all of the packages home on the bus or pay for a cab. All in all it was a very nice day! Below are the two pictures I mentioned…

Freedom Tower

Washington Square Park Arch

For today’s card I wanted to try the Just Add Ink challenge, just add snowflakes, for this week. I also wanted a simple card with a little bit of a different color combination. The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. For the background I used the World Map Stamp and stamped it in Costal Cabana on Whisper White. The snowflake is from the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and is stamped in Smoky Slate and cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies. I choose the greeting from the Joy to the World Stamp Set, stamped in Cherry Cobbler, because I thought it went really well with the map stamp. A little fussy cutting with my Paper Snips and some 2-Way Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to hold the snowflake and the greeting to the card and it’s finished. If you like a little fussy cutting this would be a nice easy card to mass produce for your Holiday cards. Thanks you very much for stopping by to see my Just Add Ink card for the just add snowflakes challenge. I hope you enjoyed my Manhattan pictures and card. Have a wonderful Sunday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Ink: Costal Cabana, Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Joy to the World, Festive Flurry and World Map Background Clear Mount

Framelits: Festive Flurry

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Joy to the World CM

Festive Flurry CM

World Map Background Stamp CM

Festive Flurry Framelits Dies

Current Promotions:

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Another Thank You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.