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Wacky Wednesday-Elegant Nugget Holder

Good intentions to post more often, but it just didn’t happen much the last two weeks.  I did get to stamp (yeah!), just couldn’t get projects loaded and shared in a timely fashion.

Today’s Wacky Wednesday post is an elegant nugget holder made at last night’s New Catalog Stamp Camp event.  Although a little on the putzy side, they look gorgeous.

Nearly everything at the stamp camp was from the new catalog, including the new Detailed Floral Thinlets, Jar of Love stamp set, and Dapper Denim card stock and ink.

The instructions are actually quite easy.

  • Card stock base – 8″ x 4-1/8″; Score at 3-1/4″ and 4-3/4″4
  • Fold and burnish score lines before you run through the Big Shot
  • Make sure you use the Precision Base Plate and a layer of wax paper with this thinlet.
  • Use big floral thinlet and the scroll thinlet on each side.
  • Use paper piercer or die brush to pop out any leftover pieces.
  • Create a bow with ribbon.
  • Stamp, punch out, and add tag to box with twine.

I filled the holder with two nuggets, but you could fit three.  I attached mine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lovin’ the new Dapper Denim color.  It’s just a tad brighter than Not Quite Navy.

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Celebrate Sunday – Wedding Card

Yeah, I know. I’ve been a bit out of the loop this week. I’ve been creating cards and such, but just haven’t had the chance to post anything. Sorry about that. I’ll work on getting more ready ahead of time.

Today’s post is a mix of old and new, even a little borrowed and blue: perfect for a wedding card. I attended a wedding reception this weekend of a coworker and downline member. I’ve been lucky enough to get to know this fabulous lady for several years. She has a fondness for butterflies, and she used Tempting Turquoise for her wedding colors.

The vellum is retired, but I couldn’t help using it as it was perfect for this card. I did use the new nesting oval framelits. I know I bemoaned Stampin’ Up! taking away our oval punches; I still miss them, but the variety in the framelit set is amazing. I couldn’t stash that many oval punches in my drawers!!!

Congratulations Martha and Chad!

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Celebrate Sunday – Ice Cream Sundae Punch Card

Ok, kind of fun for me to post this Celebrate Sunday card!  At a recent punch class, my stampers made this ice cream sundae card:

Sprinkles of Life stamp set is used to make the scoops of ice cream and punched out with the Tree Builder punch, the bananas are the top of the acorn punch (with the stem cut off), the cherry is actually an apple from the Tree Builder punch.

The new banners punch is great because you can stamp two and layer them.  Photopolymer stamp sets are cool because you can bend them to match a curve like the top of the banner!

 

 

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Fabulous Friday – Mixed Drinks Wedding Card

For this week’s Fabulous Friday post, I had to start thinking about creating a wedding card for a special couple.  I am not sure this will be my final draft, but I do like the glimmer!

I used the Mixed Drinks and the Thoughtful Banners stamp sets, the Project Life and the new layering circles framelits, the Hearts embossing folder, the hearts border punch, and a little Wink of Stella for the drink shimmer.

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Monochromatic Monday – Blushing Bride Cupcake

My first Monochromatic Monday starts with Blushing Bride.  I usually pair this color with Chocolate Chip or Early Espresso.  Keeping it to Blushing Bride and Whisper White was a challenge, but I really liked the results.

I used the brand-new stamp set, Sweet Cupcake, with the coordinating framelits, Cupcake Cutouts.  This is one of the few three-step stamp sets which is gaining popularity.  For the frosting, I actually stamped off once for the base image, and then stamped full strength for the next two stamps.  The color variation looked perfect when I did this.

The “sweet” and the edge swirl are both framelits.  Our new detail glue is wonderful to attach these pieces to cardstock.

I have been somewhat addicted to our Basic Pearls lately.  I thought the pearls softened the edges.

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Step-It-Up Saturday Graduation Card

Today we attended a graduation party for my niece.  I was playing with a few ideas and thought it would be the perfect card to use for my step-it-up Saturday post.

Here is the first card I came up with:

Actually not a bad card.  I love the black, red, white, and gold color combination.  There is some glitter, but I also see a little messy adhering and cutting on this one.  Oops.

Here is the stepped up card I finished with:

A little more glitter, another layer, and some ribbon truly did make this card stand out a little more.  I love those number framelits.  So many ways to use them!

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Fabulous Friday – Cupcake Shaker Card

Ok, so I cheated a little on this one.  Had the shaker card made already and just blinged it up a bit to post tonight.  What’s my reason?  Well, my adult son wanted to have some movie time with me.  THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN OFTEN.  So I hurried my planned stamping time tonight to spend it with him instead.

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Wacky Wednesday – Rainbow Fish Punch Art

The new catalog is filled with amazing new items including some fabulous new punches.  However, as punch art fills my creative mojo, Stampin’ Up! did retire some of my go-to punches this May.  I had my first punch class scheduled even before I truly thought it through.  Oh my, did I struggle for a while.  Sometimes you just have to stop second-guessing yourself and start playing!

The final card for my stamp camp proved to actually be the easiest card to make AND used four NEW punches!  That was truly a blessing!  Plus, it used some of the new In Colors – Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, and Peekaboo Peach.  Bermuda Bay was a perfect addition to the color scheme.

I used the new Swirly Scribbles framelits for the seaweed.  Loved how easy that was!  The greeting is from our Greatest Greetings stamp set, and it is punched out with the new Classic Label punch.

The fish is created with the Best Badge punch for the body (one full punched piece in Peekaboo Peach, and then just a third of the top part of the punch in Peekaboo Peach, Glimmer Paper, and Bermuda Bay).  The fins are created with the medium leaf from the Blossom Builder punch in Bermuda Bay.  His mouth is actually a cut piece from a swirl from the Sprinkles punch in Basic Black.  (Thanks Melissa Cook for that improvement!)  His eye is a metal-rimmed pearl with a sharpie marker center.  Be sure to use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the body!

The trio of starfish are flowers from the Blossom Builder punch with a pearl in the middle.

I love this little guy – and so on trend with the new Finding Dory film this summer!

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Rosie the Maid (The Jetsons) Punch Card

Happy National No Housework Day!

 

National No Housework Day

 

My recent punch class featured this little beauty – I’m calling her my Rosie the Maid card.

Rosie the Maid Card

The phrase is from Celebrate Today.  I love the Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and Smoky Slate color combination.  This is perfect for a little boy’s card or scrapbook page!

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Happy Pi Day!

Outside of my stamping life, I am a math instructional aide for a local middle school.  I work with a fantastic group of teachers.  In a very short amount of time, I believe I have become a math geek (so late in life too!).

Well, today is like a cherry pie bubbling over in math geekiness.  It is Pi Day.  March 14 or better known as 3.14……

With those fabulous new Large Number Framelits, it was easy to make a card to celebrate the occasion.   Actually I call it my Pi in the Sky card!  Love that new Global Places Designer Series Paper Stack!  A few quick punches, some pearls, and Stampin’ Dimensionals, and you have a fun card to claim your piece of the math geekiness pi(e).

Pi Card

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