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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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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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We’ll Be Going Global Often!

The Going Global suite of products is one of my favorite groupings in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  You will be seeing many examples of this set on my website and all over the internet.  The images are versatile as are the phrases.  The color combination Stampin’ Up! has highlighted in the catalog is a great gender-neutral compilation – Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla.

Going Global Lost

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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 – Valentine Miss You Card

Sometimes Valentine’s aren’t close by…and sometimes you don’t have to stamp a Valentine in bright Real Red.  Here’s a perfect card for someone you miss…

For the Birds - Miss You Pool

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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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Camera Punch Art Birthday Card

Today we celebrated the birthday of one of our dear nieces, Julia, who is a budding photographer.  She’s also quite a smart and beautiful young woman!

Here is the birthday card I made for her:

Camera Punch Art Card

Love you, Julia!

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Saying Goodbye to…Button Buddies

I've enjoyed using these stamps, and I'm sorry to see them go!  You can stil purchase Button Buddies until June 3rd – (122735 – Wood Mounted $29.95 or 122737 – Clear Mounted $21.95).

 

Button Buddies-vase mini brads triangle

 

Button Buddies-glassy cherries

Button Buddies-embossed pig

Button Buddies-elegant flower EF

Button Buddies-rattle

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SUDSOL Blog Tour-Hearts and Hidden Treasures

Hello all! 

Today is the SUDSOL Blog Tour!  Our blog tour is featuring projects using the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini stamp sets and products. 

Heart Framelit 3D Valentine Project

I am sharing a wonderful project from last weekend's Mom and Me Valentine's Day Stamp Camp.  I had three girls attend – who ranged in ages from 6 to 11.  This project was simple enough so the girls could easily recreate it for a Valentine's Day class handout.  All of the ladies loved it! 

The project features the new Heart Framelits from the Occasions Mini Catalog…it took me a while to open up this package and use it.  BUT I AM NOW HOOKED.  Oh, it is so much fun creating with these beauties! 

Here is the project we made:

 2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Mom & Me Project

For this version, here are the supplies needed:

  • Pretty in Pink/Melon Mambo CS
  • Heart Framelits/Big Shot
  • Delightful Dozen Stamp Set
  • Small Heart Punch/Designer Label Punch
  • Sticky Strip/Adhesive
  • Pretty in Pink Brads
  • Whisper White Ribbon
  • Basic Gems
  • Melon Mambo Ink
  • York Heart Peppermint Candy

Here are our proud stampers – thank you Erica, Heather, and Katie for stamping with me today.  You were so sweet!

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Mom & Me Girls

Want to see a "Blinged Out" version of the project?  This one could be made for your child's teacher or maybe tucked in your sweetie's lunch on Valentine's Day. I embossed the back Pretty in Pink heart using the Polka Dots Embossing Folder – plus added some smaller Melon Mambo hearts before embossing the front Pretty in Pink heart.  I also added a backing to my phrase and colored the heart in with a Pretty in Pink marker and then topped it with Dazzling Details.

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Heart Framelit-Quilted Heart Technique TUTORIAL

I teach a Technique Tuesday stamp class every month.  We did take December off, but I was ready to go tonight with a fabulous new technique. I taught my stampers how to do a Quilted Heart card.  Here is the finished card:

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR

Supplies needed:

  • Big Shot and Heart Framelit Set
  • Designer Series Paper (I used Twitterpated)
  • Copy Paper
  • 1" Square Punch
  • Adhesive
  • Riding Hood Red Ink
  • Blushing Bride CS/Whisper White CS
  • Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon
  • Large Pearls
  • Sponge
  • Small Heart Punch

Instructions

  1. Cut the Scalloped Heart Framelit using your Big Shot and a piece of COPY PAPER.
  2. Cut strips of DSP (1-1/4" is wide enough to punch with the 1" punch).
  3. Center the first square in the center of the Scalloped Heart.
  4. Continue adding squares – pattern or no pattern – it is up to you!
  5. Add them to cover entire heart but be sure to adhere only the DSP to the heart – you don't want to squares to stick to your scrap paper.
  6. Center the next largest heart over where you'd like to cut out.
  7. Run it through the Big Shot.
  8. Use on card and embellish!  The card shown above is a 5" x 5" card.

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Hidden Treasures Technique

Another technique I taught my customers tonight was the Hidden Treasures technique.  SO SWEET!  We used lots of Sale-A-Bration items including the Everyday Enchantment DSP, Everyday Enchantment ribbon pack, and the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set.  Here is the card:

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Lucky Limeade/Pool Party CS
  • Pool Party Ink
  • Everyday Enchantment DSP/Ribbon Pack
  • Pool Party Ribbon
  • Blossom Bouquet Triple Flower/1-1/4" Circle/Jewelry Tag Punches
  • Mini Brads and Brads
  • Adhesive and Sticky Strip
  • Paper Piercing Tool and Mat

 

What is SUDSOL?

I've been a member of SUDSOL for over 10 years.  SUDSOL is a online business group with a huge demonstrator-only gallery…one of my secret weapons when planning my stamping events.  There are business resources, workshop ideas, templates, techniques, newsletter examples, and so much more.  This is a strictly BUSINESS group – if ever I have a question about my SU business, I ask this forum first.

Here is a link to my SUDSOL gallery – http://www.sudsol.org/members/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=63&username=hignitej .  Why not join with a 2-week trial?  Click on the icon on the top left side of my blog!

I hope you've enjoyed this stop of the SUDSOL blog tour.  

CONTINUE on the Blog Tour

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Valentine’s Day Card Kit

Hello all!

I just posted my Valentine's Day Card Kit.  Here is the card:

2011jan-valentine-easel-card-kit

This is a fun type of card called an easel card.  More information and pictures can be found HERE.

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