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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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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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Splattered Glitter Glue Technique

I taught this technique at my last Technique Tuesday class, and it was a huge hit.  Who doesn’t LOVE glitter?  It is the applying of it that kind of drives us all crazy.

I found a new method of getting glitter on a card – the splattered glitter glue technique.

What you need for this technique is Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Aquapainters filled with water, a deli lid or a empty stamp case lid, and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  This technique works best with a prestamped/precolored image.

  • On the deli lid/stamp case lid, squeeze out some glue and dilute it with water until it makes a milkier liquid.
  • Wet the tip of the Aquapainter with water and then dip it in the glue liquid.
  •  Tap out the glue all over the stamped image in a splattered pattern.  Try not to get too close – this tends to leave glue “blobs” not glue “splatters”.
  • Pour Dazzling Diamonds over the card stock and tap off excess.  Let dry and attach to card base.
  • Add any embellishments.

Here is the card we made.  Yes, it is from Sale-A-Bration, but isn’t it so darn pretty?

Splattered Glitter Glue Technique

 

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Happy Easter! Friends & Flowers Bunny Pop-Up Card

My stampers have created lots of Easter cards the last couple of weeks.  This is one of my favorites.  It is a Pop-Up Corner Card with a fun fold design using the Friends & Flowers stamp set.

My customers liked this one so much I knew it was the card to share with some of our 7th-grade crafters during a Nite Owl Madness event this month.  The cards were a big hit with this age group too!

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FRONT OF CARD

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INSIDE VIEW OF CARD

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SIDE VIEW OF CARD

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Even an Elephant Sometimes Forgets

Having a thriving stamping business can sometimes put you in a tailspin, and this is something I have to deal with. When trying to keep business(es), family, and home happy, prioritizing is imperative.  Sadly, my blog has suffered the most this last year (or a little more than a year).

For I believe I totally forgot that today was my 6th anniversary of this current blog.  Last year I should have done something special for a major milestone of 5 years; alas, that didn’t happen.  So let’s celebrate 5+1, ok?  Don’t tell the blog gods I messed up AGAIN.

I’m known for my love of punch cards and punch card classes.  Animal Adventures is now part of my summer repertoire…and because I “ALMOST” forgot, here’s my Edwina the Elephant!

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Happy Easter Bunny Punch Card

I just recently hosted a Spring Stamp A Stack.  This was one of my favorite cards!  Although not officially a “punch class” card, we did use a few punches with this card.

The heart framelit set was the main face piece.  We also used the XL oval punch, the bow builder punch, the 1/2 inch punch, word window punch, Project Life markers, the wedding DSP, and the polka dot embossing folder.

Here’s “hopping” you have a great week!

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For the Birds – Thinking of You Card

Pink Pirouette, Baked Brown Sugar, and So Saffron – such a sweet and pretty combination!

The accent at the top of the image is just the modern label punch folder with a subtle button attached.

Simple coloring too!

For the Birds - Nest Baked

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Something for Baby – Monochromatic Boy Card

Have you worked with our sequins yet?  What a fun way to add some bling to a card!

A while back, I joined a monochromatic card swap.  This is the one I created.

Something for Baby - Monochromatic

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Angel Punch Art with Pennant Punch

This summer I hosted a Crazy About the Pennant Punch stamp camp.  We really were a little crazy that evening!  I wanted to bring in a Christmas card to the mix, so I shared this one with my stampers.  It really goes together quickly!

Christmas Angel Pennant Punch

 

Punches needed are as follows:

  • Pennant Punch for dress
  • Scallop Circle for wings
  • Owl for hair and heart
  • 1″ Circle for hair bangs and face
  • Cupcake for cheeks
  • 1/2″ and 3/4″ Circles for halo

Of course, the Scalloped Tag Punch is the backing for the angel.

Although this is a Christmas card, it could easily be transformed into a child’s birthday card, a thank you card, a baby card, or even a get well card!

In my religion, today is also All Saints Day so although it is not a traditional card-giving holiday, it does go with the theme of the day.

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Something for Baby – Wisteria Buggy

Another quick and simple baby card – color combination is Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz!

Something for Baby - Wisteria Baby Buggy

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