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Bunch of Blossoms Get Well

Hi fellow stampers! Today I have another Get Well card. I CASE’d this design from my upline, Mary Fish. I loved it the minute I saw it and knew I had to make it.

Bunch of Blossoms Get Well 1

I like the layering and I did change the sentiment. That is what’s so great about CASEing cards.  You may get the sketch from one, color combo from another and add your own sentiment. As you can see…I used the Candy Dots again. Not only am I using them up but I LOVE them. I’ll be using the White Perfect Accents when I’ve used all my Candy Dots.

Bunch of Blossoms Get Well 2

Here’s my inside sentiment. It’s always nice to add some color to the inside when you are using a sentiment.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Bunch of Blossoms, Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi

Accessories – Blossom Builder Punch, Old Olive Bakers Twine, Soft Sky Candy Dots (R)

I’ve been re-organizing my craft room AGAIN! Miraculously I have combined almost everything into one bookcase – thanks to Jennifer McGuire and her fantastic organization videos. As soon as I’m done, I’ll post photos. Until then…and my next post…Happy Stamping! 

Grateful Bunch Flip Card

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a card that I just LOVE! I CASE’d this from a fellow demonstrator, Dawn Griffith. This is just the neatest card. I know I’ll use this format and sketch for various occasions.

Grateful Bunch Flip Card 1

Here’s the front – and I bet you’re asking yourself – what’s so different about this? Well, just flip the center piece up and see…

Grateful Bunch Flip Card 2

Isn’t that unique! I love it! Isn’t that lace trim on the sides just beautiful. Everything came from a fantastic stamp set called Grateful Bunch. The little sentiment came from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Be sure to leave some room on the inside card to hand write a message.

Grateful Bunch Flip Card 3

Just a close up of the inside. What a fun card to make and send.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Grateful Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White

Accessories – Blossom Bunch Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Let me know if you like this unusual card. Next time I’ll have one more Get Well card for you using the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set.

Until then…Happy Stamping!

Get Well Soup

Hi my stamping friends!

You know how we hate to make Get Well and Sympathy cards but they are necessary…so…here’s a very cute and homey type Get Well card.

Get Well Soup 1

I think this stamp, Get Well Soup, is just so cute. I didn’t like the plain bowl so I stamped and cut out that portion from a piece of DSP. Then punched out the heart in black, added the soup (Crushed Curry) and the rim of the bowl (Calypso Coral) and there you have it!

I really like the Calypso Coral with the Black and Very Vanilla.  You know how crazy I am about the Curvy Corner Trio Punch…had to use it! (Don’t know why they retired it but maybe if we all beg…they will bring it back!)

There is a nice Get Well sentiment inside from Thoughts & Prayers SS.

Get Well Soup 2

As you can see, I carried the punched corners to the inside.

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Get Well Soup, Thoughts & Prayers

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Write Markers in Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry

Paper – Calypso Coral, Black, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals DSP (R)

Accessories – Itty Bitty Accents Punch (R), Curvy Corner Trio Punch (R)

This is a quick and easy card so give it a try. Be sure to check out the next post…a REALLY cool card!

Happy Stamping!

Flower Shop Returns

Ch day 21

Here’s a card I re-did for the 30 day Create Challenge. I love this technique and of course the stamp set Flower Shop with the Pansy Punch. As you can see there is a bit of fussy cutting but it is so worth it for the end result. Sorry…I just can’t give up my retired Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Pillow Top Technique

Pillow Top 1

Got this idea from Sheri Pearson. Visit her site here http://www.inkspirationswithsheri.ca/2015/04/pillow-top-technique.html

I loved the concept and it is so unique. It’s not very difficult either! I used the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and my Stampin’ Write Markers for the flower. Rather than using Rhinestone Basic Jewels I used Dazzling Details at each intersection.

Pillow Top 2

Since we were making Get Well cards in class I added this to the inside of the card. I LOVE those ferns from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set!

Well, I managed to place a good sized order yesterday taking advantage of the ability to order from all three catalogs. Now I need to be patient until the UPS man visits me. So, keep checking to see what new stamp sets I ordered because I will be using them in new cards.

Happy Stamping!

Squash Card & Important Announcement

Hi Stampers…today I have a Squash Fold card for you. I got the idea from fellow demo Dawn Olchefske. It looks complicated but it’s not.

Squash Fold 1

You start with a piece of cardstock 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 and it folds to this size of 4 x 4.

Squash Card 2

This is the inside. You can add all the decorations or sentiments you want.

Squash Card 3

This stamp set is Painted Petals which is retiring after June 2nd. 😦 But…cheer up…there are many NEW stamp sets in the new catalog. I will be able to link you to the new catalog on June 3rd!

Squash Card 4

To make this fun card you start with a piece of 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock. Fold it in half in both directions and fold ONLY once on the diagonal (be sure to use your bone folder to get nice sharp folds). Push in on the diagonal folds and there you have it!  We used our Envelope Punch Board to make an envelope the perfect size for our cute card.

You will definitely want to try this card out. It’s fun and different and I’m sure the recipient will love it.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Tomorrow, June 2nd, you can order from the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog, 2015-2016 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog. You will still be able to get the prices from the 2014-15 Annual Catalog AND the Hostess Rewards. On June 3rd you will ONLY be able to order from the 2015-16 Annual Catalog and the Stampin’ Rewards (formerly Hostess Rewards) changes to a percentage of total starting at $150.  Also…tomorrow is Tuesday and that means Weekly Deals so check those out and the Clearance Rack too!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Have fun shopping and Happy Stamping!

Puzzle Card

This card is quick and easy but yet intriguing. My friend and downline, Shelby Long, gave me this idea that she had seen done by Deb Valder. I loved it immediately and decided we had to do it in our May class.

Puzzle Card 1

Pick a design that goes together nicely if cut apart. Leave out one of the corners (I chose the lower left) and that one goes on the inside in the appropriate position.

Puzzle Card 2

My class participants enjoyed making this card and we all agreed it’s a great way to use up retired DSP.

Deb Valder has a great video tutorial HERE

Have fun with this unique puzzle card. 🙂

Happy Stamping!