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Heartfelt Blooms Triple Layer Card

Yes, it has been a while. I’ve been creating a bit more, but getting to photograph the creations and write my blog is still difficult.

This card was created in two different colors – Fresh Fig and Berry Burst. This is the Fresh Fig rendition. Very simple card using the triple layer technique. I love this new Sale-A-Bration stamp set – just twisting the stamp can make it look like you are using three different stamps.

The coordinating ribbon and large gems complete the look. So many occasions to use this card – use a phrase from the stamp set or find another one in your collection!

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Fabulous Friday – 25th Anniversary Card

My sister and brother-in-law celebrated their 25th anniversary last month.  My sister adores the color blue, so I knew I had to incorporate blue into the card.

I’ve been using up some older vellum – those hearts are just perfect for backing this card.  Silver Glimmer paper really sparkles, and I love to use it on special cards.  Number framelits and oval framelits hit the mark on this too.

Simple, but made with love.

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Wacky Wednesday – Happy S’Mores Day Card

Hello everyone~

Today my Facebook friends got to vote on what card to highlight for Wacky Wednesday.  They got to choose between two holidays – National Duran Duran Day or National S’Mores Day.  You guessed it – they picked s’mores.

I had a totally different idea when I went into my stamping area, but luckily, inspiration came quickly and brought some fire (yes, pun intended) into the design.

I used only three punches for this card and both the Foxy Friends and Fresh Fruit stamp sets (the phrase is from the Fresh Fruit stamp set).

I sponged the bottom of the main image and the marshmallow with Soft Suede.  The stick is our new classic label punch, punched only a one-third width.  The logs are the same label punch, and the flames are the tail of the Foxy Friend punch.  The marshmallow is the 1/2″ circle punch.

Of course, I used a marker to adjust the saying.  I’ll practice that a bit more the next time.

That little raccoon is just the sweetest little thing, don’t ya think?

 

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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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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I had a post all ready to go yesterday, and for some reason, it just wasn’t showing up.  So I missed my holiday greeting for Valentine’s Day.  I did post it on Facebook and Pinterest, but wanted to share it here.

2016 Valentine love

This card features the almost-retired Perfectly Artistic designer series paper.  Today is the LAST day you can get it!  On one side, there is a shaving cream-style background; on the other side is an ombre-style background.  I used the Going Global stamp set and the You’re So Sweet stamp set for the focal image.  The Little Letters thinlets and the Happy Heart embossing folder were also used.

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Going Places-Big Dipper

Another great stamp from the Going Places stamp set is the Big Dipper image.  Make sure when you are embossing this one to use the Embossing Buddy!

In the background I adhered white punched-out stars onto Basic Black card stock, and then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Stars folder.  The little stars in the foreground are pieces from the Metallics Sequins assortment attached with Mini Brads.  I used the Banner framelits for the Big Dipper image.

 

Going Places-Big Dipper

Going Places-Big Dipper

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Valentine or Anniversary Card

Yes, I know it Valentine’s Day has passed…but sending love-themed cards in the mail shouldn’t be restricted to one day of the year!

I created this card for some special people this month.

Valentine Heart For You Card

 

Our new heart embossing folder is a perfect background.  I used the words from the Mini Treat Bag framelit and then used the heart framelits too.  The ribbon was leftover from the Holiday Mini (I loved that ribbon!).  Be sure to pop those hearts with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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All About Men Valentine Card and Treat Bag

Once a year, I host an All About Men Stamp Camp.  We love them, but sometimes it is hard to create for the men in our lives.

The event usually happens close to Valentine’s Day so of course I try to include a card for that occasion.  This year, Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog makes our Valentine card-making easy-peasy!

This card uses the Happy Heart embossing folder in Smoky Slate, the Hearts framelits set, the Hello Life stamp set, the bowtie punch, and the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  We also used the postage stamp punch, the 1″ square punch, and the heart punch from the trio of shape punches.

All About Men Bow Tie Valentine Card

I don’t know about you, but my guys love treats.  So a coordinating treat bag was a must.  That new Mini Treat Bag framelit is FABULOUS!!!  I love the “for you” phrase.  For this bag, i just used our basic Real Red cardstock.  We used our clear envelopes to tuck the cookie inside the bag and tied it with white baker’s twine.

All About Men Treat Bag

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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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