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Joy Fun Fold Card

Today is National Joe Day.  Many of you know the story of our dear little Joey, who, when he was just a little guy, would often sign his name forgetting his “e” .  So he was known as our Joy.

I taught a fun fold card technique and was happy I could put a little Joy spin on it for my stampers tonight.

The Fresh Florals DSP is perfect for this card!  I know this is the first time I used the border from the Floral Phrases stamp set.  The framelit phrase actually says “you” but making a quick snip with the scissors creates “joy”.  

Measurements are as follows:

  • Color Cardstock – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ – scored at 1-1/4″ and 4-1/4″4
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • DSP (3 pieces)
  • (2) 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • (1) 1″ x 5-1/4″

Super easy!

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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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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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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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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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Happy Hour Wedding Card-VC Rocks Blog Hop

Hello all and welcome to the last VC Rocks Blog Hop this year.  We are featuring the Big Shot, punches, and the Simply Scored Tool. 

This year, my downline will be creating set samplers at every meeting.  My favorite stamp set right now is Happy Hour-and I love making samples with it!  However, I wanted to show a real standout and elegant card using this set.  Here is what I came up with:

 

2012 VC Rocks Blog Hop August-Happy Hour

 

I love this color combination – Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, and Whisper White – and it is EVERYWHERE!  I used the Scallop Square Die and the Delicate Designs embossing folder with my Big Shot.  See those wedding bands?  I used my 1/2" circle punch first and punched out two circles.  Then I took my 3/4" circle punch and punched over the "leftover" scrap piece where I had punched out the first circles.  You'll get those perfect little wedding bands!  You can use mini glue dots or Tombow multipurpose glue to adhere the wedding bands to the ribbon.

The Delicate Designs embossing folder is simply gorgeous – I especially love to use it with our Whisper White card stock!  Add a little bling with our basic gems and our Daffodil Delight seam binding and it really dresses up the card.

You probably came from Brenda Hugar's blog – and your next stop is Mary Jo Price-Williams' blog.  If ever you get lost along the way, you can start over again at www.vcrocks.blogspot.com .

I hope you enjoyed this stop along the way.  Enjoy the day!

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Filled With Love Samples

I was hoping to have lots of time to make dozens of samples with one of my newer stamp sets.  Best-laid plans!  Oh well, I did want to share the few I did get stamped:

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On this card, I used one of my leftover pieces of a waxed resist background and heat embossed the LOVE in Winter White.  Yes, I keep a stash of technique backgrounds at my stamping table.  When I am trying out a new background technique, I always get a few extra prepped so when I do have time to complete cards, I've got a variety of backgrounds to use.  In fact, sometimes the backgrounds lead me on my own little creativity journey! 

The I heart YOU phrase is a new rub-on from Stampin' Up!.  The DSP is the Love Patterns DSP from the Filled With Love special.  I added the black glitter brads, but you could also use the free clear bitty buttons from the special as well.

filledwithlove-scallopcircle

This card uses our largest scallop circle die and embossed and sponged.  My camera didn't pick up the color very well – it is Pretty in Pink.  I'm very fond of this ribbon too!

filledwithlove-bingoblaster

Ok, I'm not 100% happy with this one.  I used the Bingo Blaster background technique which is fabulous…but I'm not keen on the layout.  I did like using my wide oval punch to back the Thought of you… phrase.  All I did was punch two and overlap.  I'm doing that quite a bit with my punches these days! 

This special is going on through Monday, January 24th (it does end before Sale-A-Bration starts).  I will be placing an order on Saturday morning, but you can also shop online HERE

 

You can choose between wood mount  ($32.90 plus shipping and tax) or clear mount ($26.90 plus shipping and tax).  Here are the images:

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There are 12 sheets total – three 12" x 12" sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink.

filled-with-love-bitty-buttons

There are 64 total buttons.

Contact me today to place your order!  Make sure you have items to fill your Valentine's Day with love!!!

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