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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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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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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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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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Honeycomb Heart Technique Valentine Card

Honeycomb Heart Technique

 

This is one of the techniques I taught at a recent Technique Tuesday stamp class.  This Honeycomb Heart technique uses 8 punched shapes and some Tombow glue.  I love our Polka Dot DSP!  It was perfect for this card.  After you punch out the hearts, fold them in half and then glue them together, tapping them on the folded section so they line up correctly.

Here's a side view of the technique –

 

Honeycomb Heart Technique

I used the Patterned Occasions Sale-A-Bration stamp set for the latte image – just colored in the heart with a Real Red marker.

The tent card format is one of my favorites – the base is 8" x 4" .  Just be sure to use your Stampin' Up! grid paper or an envelope to make sure you place your tent "topper" at the right spot (oh, and don't forget to only put adhesive on the bottom portion of that topper!).

 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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Punch Bunch Shaving Cream Valentine

Welcome to the SU Stars Blog Hop.. you've most likely arrived here from http://www.raissastamps.com . 

 

If you want to start at the beginning, the home page is http://su-stars.blogspot.com/2011/01/sustars-hop-201101.html .

 

One of the most requested techniques from my customers is the shaving cream technique.  I taught my new recruits this technique last night.  It is always a crowd pleaser!  Here is the finished card:

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The Crumb Cake piece is actually attached to the front of the card so when you flip it open you can write on the inside. 

The Punch Bunch stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration sets you can pick out this year.  The Owl stamp and the True Friend stamp are from Punch Bunch; the Heart stamp is from the current special stamp set – Filled with Love (check it out on the top right side of my blog); and the Happy Valentine's Day stamp is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  You could easily change this card to an anniversary, friendship, thank you, or birthday card by just changing that last stamp!  This color combination is perfect for masculine cards.

SALE-A-BRATION starts on January 25th!  Contact me if you want to place an order, host a workshop, or sign up to be a demonstrator!

Supplies Needed

  • Punch Bunch/Teeny Tiny Wishes/Filled with Love Stamp Sets
  • Whisper White/Early Espresso/Real Red/Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • Early Espresso/Real Red Ink
  • Real Red/Crumb Cake Dye Ink Refills
  • Shaving Cream/Plate/Spreader/Toothpick/Scrap Paper
  • 2-3/8" Scall Circle/2-1/2" Circle/Heart to Heart/1" Circle Punches
  • Word Window/Modern Label Punches
  • Vintage Trinkets/Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
  • 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon
  • MonoAdhesive /Stampin' Dimensionals
 In case you have never tried the Shaving Cream Technique, here are some quick directions:
 
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On a disposable plate, spread some some shaving cream out.  I use a disposable plate for quick and easy clean up!
 
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 Put 3-4 drops of each ink color refill (I used Crumb Cake and Real Red on my card).
 
 
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With a few toothpicks, swirl the drops of ink refills – don't mix too much or you'll muddy the colors.
 
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Lay your cardstock on top of the swirled shaving cream.  Let it sit for about 15 seconds or so.  I find that Whisper White and Very Vanilla work best.  You can use the Naturals or Confettis and even Crumb Cake and glossy card stock. 
 
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Remove the cardstock from the shaving cream pile.  Scrape off as much of the shaving cream mixture as you can with your spreader.
 
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Wipe off the lingering excess shaving cream from the cardstock with a tissue or paper towel.  Set aside to let dry for a few mintues.  (I made two pieces!) 
 
If you want more effect, you can dip it back into the shaving cream and repeat the process.
 
You can stamp right on top of it or use it as a background.  You will notice the cardstock will be smoother and will smell nice too!

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