Baby Bears!!

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Look at these darling little baby bears!  They are too cute!  Do you believe they are made from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle?  This set is a year-round stamp set!!  🙂

Bear girl envieI’m just crazy about these bears, and I think they make the cutest baby cards.  All you do is stamp and punch, it’s quick!

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I’ve added a doily and embossed the lower panel with the Festive Embossing Folder.  It adds a sweet touch.

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The tiny sentiment is from the Sweet Cupcake Photopolymer Set.  It’s just stamped on a little strip of Whisper White card stock and tucked under the bear’s leg.  For the envelopes I added some cute booties from the Something for Baby set!

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Do you need to make any baby cards?  Pull out the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and have fun!!


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Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Something for Baby, Sweet Cupcake
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim, and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim, Whisper White card stock
Tools:  Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Festive Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch
Embellishments: Delicate White Doily, Whisper White Baker’s Twine


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Vintage Leaves and Bling!

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Vintage Leaves is a must stamp set for fall.  The stamps are intricate, and pick up color beautifully, which is just what you want!

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For today’s card I also used the pretty pumpkin stamp, along with it’s cute little stem and leaves, from the Jar of Haunts set.  I stamped the pumpkin with Pumpkin Pie ink, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, and then watercolored it with the same ink.  If you haven’t tried watercoloring, you have go try it!!  It’s super easy with the Aqua Pen: just squeeze a bit of water out of the pen onto the paper, add a bit of ink, and have fun!

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The leaves were stamped directly onto the watercolor paper and then just blended with some water from the Aqua Pen.  Simple!

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The watercolored panel was mounted with dimensionals onto a piece of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (yeah bling!), tied with a bit of Linen Thread, and placed on the Very Vanilla card base.

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Now go try some watercoloring!!  🙂


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Stamps:  Vintage Leaves, Jar of Haunts
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzaz, and Old Olive
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Very Vanilla card stock
Tools:  Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aqua Pen
Embellishments:  Linen Thread

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Candy Corn?

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Oh boy, all the candy is out in all the stores…there’s SO much of it!  And my favorite is candy corn!  But, I have to admit, I actually only eat a little of it ~ my favorite thing to do with it is to decorate with it!

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It’s an inexpensive way of decorating for fall.  The candy looks so pretty in mason jars around the house! You can then put a candle in the jar, or flowers…the ideas are endless!

Candy Corn standingFor this card I used the Jar of Haunts photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Jar of Love Framelits. I colored the candy corn with Blender Pens.

Candy Corn cuFor the Pumpkin Pie panel, I stamped the candy corn stamp all over using Versamark Ink.  For the Daffodil Delight panel I did the same thing with Daffodil Delight ink (although you can hardly see it).
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This is a great card for someone with an October birthday, or as a congratulations card.  Do you like candy corn?  Leave me a comment and let me know!  Thanks for stopping by!


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Stamps:  Jar of Haunts, Remarkable You
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White card stock
Tools:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Jar of Love Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Linen Thread


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Sweet Pink Birdcage!

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Ok, so I’m totally in love with this sweet birdcage!!  Look at the little bird inside!!  Oooooh!!  And, it has a coordinating punch!

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This cute birdcage just puts me in a shabby chic mood, so I had to rough up the edges of my paper a bit.  I guess this is modern shabby!  The leaves on top of the birdcage were cut with the Flourish Thinlits ~ light and airy  🙂

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The DSP here is the Pop of Pink DSP.  Black and white dots add that modern touch (Kate Spadish??  I love Kate Spade!).

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Here’s a close up of the birdcage.  Isn’t it darling?

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Thank you for stopping by today!   Have a great week!


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Stamps:  Badges & Banners
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron card stock, Pop of Pink DSP
Tools:  Flourish Thinlits, Hello You Thinlits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Best Badge Punch, 2″ Circle Punch
Embellishments:  Brights Enamel Shapes, Melon Mambo 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon


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Pretty Paper Boxes!

2 pkgs verticalHave you ever used the Gift Box Punch Board?  Well, if not, this is the best time to try it out!  These darling boxes were made with the punch board and they were sure quick and easy!

BW pkg 3For this first box I used a 12″ x 12″ sheet of This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper and followed the instructions on the punch board. The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Silk Taffeta ~ scrumptious!

CC Pkg 2The second box is made with a 12″ x 12″ sheet of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I made it one size smaller than the first box. The instructions are right on the punch board ~ easy!  The ribbon here is Natural Trim and it comes with metallic gold thread down the center.  I added some Gold Sequin Trim for extra bling!

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These boxes open from the top.  They have little interlocking tabs that close up nicely.

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Here is what the Gift Box Punch Board looks like.  All of the box, paper and score line measurements are right on the board front and there is also an instruction sheet included which gives a photo tutorial on how to make a box.

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As you think about the upcoming holidays, think about how nice it would be to give your gift in a pretty handmade box!  I know my friends are going to be blown away!

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Irresistibly Floral for the Pals!

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Hi friends!  Welcome to the Pals Color Challenge for this week!  This week I’m privileged to be the featured designer and I’ve chosen some of my favorite colors!

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To make my card I pulled out all the supplies I have in these three colors and put them out on my table…pretty, pretty, pretty!

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The Irresistibly Floral Suite is perfect for these colors.  It’s a beautiful set of leaves and flowers that comes with coordinating dies.

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The main white panel of the card is offset a bit so that more of the pretty Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper shows.

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The sweet little sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners set.  There are lots of great sentiments in this set and I could have chosen any of them, but “celebrate” just seemed perfect.  A few enamel dots and some Emerald Envy splatter finish off the card.

PPA319 cuThanks for stopping by today!  Please stop by the Pals Paper Arts site and see all the other projects using these colors.  Better yet, make your own card and enter it there!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners and Falling Flowers
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Emerald Envy
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Emerald Envy card stock, and Blooms & Bliss dsp
Tools:  May Flowers Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Write Markers
Embellishments:  In Color Enamel Shapes, Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon


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Rich Copper Foil Leaves for Fall!

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Copper Foil ~ it’s gorgeous and rich and shiny.  So Fall.  And, perfect for Fall leaves!  Fall doesn’t officially start until Thursday, but I’m so ready.  Here in San Diego County it’s been gently raining ~ this rarely happens!  So I’m really in a Fall mood!

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For today’s card, I cut the leaves from the Copper Foil using the Flourish Thinlits, and scattered them around on the card.  The flowers were stamped on the card using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.

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I just love the Penned & Painted stamp set!  The flowers are whimsical and fun, and were just what I wanted for my card.  The flowers were colored wth Stampin’ Write Markers and Blender Pens.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  HAPPY FALL!!!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Penned & Painted
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry and Calypso Coral card stock
Tools:  Flourish Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Heat Gun
Embellishments:  Gold Embossing Powder



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Sweet Cupcakes!

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Hey all you September birthdays…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  I’ve been making this card for most of my September birthday friends and I love it!  The Sweet Cupcake stamp set is so fun!

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For these cards I combined this great stamp set and coordinating framelits with the Hello You Thinlits.  The big “happy” adds boldness and whimsey.

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These cards are easy to make with our fabulous DSP’s and wonderful color coordination.  Peekaboo Peach is a beautiful color and the ribbon and enamel shapes look so good on this card.

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The pink card uses several different pink shades, but the standout is Melon Mambo.  Don’t you love the way the frosting looks?  I think it must be strawberry flavored!  Yumm!

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Birthdays are probably the biggest occasions for sending and giving cards and this Sweet Cupcake set is perfect for those cards!  Right at the moment this is my favorite birthday set!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  And, if you have a September birthday, leave me a comment with your name and address and I’ll send you a cupcake birthday card!!  I really will!


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Stamps:  Sweet Cupcake
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo, Fruit Stand DSP
Tools:  Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Hello You Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  In Color Enamel Shapes, Delicate White Doilies, Melon Mambo Stitched Satin Ribbon, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon




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Trio of Beautiful Cards!

Trio of cards

These are the beautiful cards we made over the weekend when my team got together.  In yesterday’s post I showed you some of the food and the goodies I made.  These are the cards we made together.  Three girls brought shoebox swaps for us. What’s a shoebox swap?  It’s a fun cardmaking event where several people each bring a shoebox (or something similar) filled with all the items necessary for each person in the group to make one card.  The person cuts the papers and brings all the papers and stamps and punches, etc. needed for that card!  So, we had 3 great cards to make!

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This is the card Beeba had us make.  We used the Seasonal Bells Bundle (the stamp set and coordinating punch).  Isn’t it gorgeous?  We heat embossed the sentiment and the bells in gold.  The white back panel was dry embossed with the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and a few gold foil pine leaves were cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

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This card was designed by Donna.  We used the Flower Shop stamp set and coordinating Pansy Punch, the Petite Petals set and coordinating Petite Petals Punch, and the leaves from the Birthday Blossoms set.  The flowers came alive when Donna taught us how to shape the flowers!

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This fun layered star card was from Su!  We dry embossed the white panel with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, and die cut various shaped stars from the Stars Framelits.  The stars were layered with Dimensionals between them to give more height.  Gold Metallic Thread runs up and over the top of the card to give the impressions that the stars are hanging!Trio of cards

Aren’t these fabulous cards?!?  We had such a great get together!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think!!


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Come to a Party!!

TableYesterday I had a party (get together) for my wonderful team of stampers, and we had so much fun!!  We had food and presents and made cards and talked and more food and more talking….it was great!

Sweet Stampers

Here they are, the “Sweet Stampers”!  Aren’t they darling?  And look at all the fun they’re having stamping and creating.


These are the yummy cupcakes.  Now I bet you’re wondering what flavor they are 🙂  We had red velvet and pumpkin!  (I’ll just say right now that I didn’t make them, I bought them, but they were pretty good!)  And I made cute little flags to put on top of each cupcake ~ the flags were a SNAP to make with the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape and toothpicks!

Gift Bag

Each person got a cute bag to hold the cards they made.  For the front of the bags I used a banner cut from a piece of paper from the Neutral Designer Series Paper Stack, topped with a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  A cute leaf from the Paisley & Posies DSP was die cut with the Leaflets Framelits .  I added their names on a little strip of Whisper White card stock punched with the Classic Label Punch, and a bow of Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine (from the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalog).

Three Gingerbread Men

Each person also got a gingerbread man magnet bookmark.  These little “men” were stamped with a stamp from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  To make the bookmark, fold a piece of Whisper White card stock in half.  Stamp one gingerbread man with his head up close to the fold.  Put the folded, stamped man into the punch and pull the head of the gingerbread man down in the punch just a bit so that his head doesn’t punch through.  This will give you two men attached together at the top/head 🙂  Now stamp the back with another gingerbread man.

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Put a piece of magnetic sticky tape on each side of the inside of the little man to form the bookmark.  If you like you can add some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for his collar and buttons.  This is such a cute bookmark.  I’m using mine to mark my place in my Stampin’ Up! Catalog!


Hope you enjoyed our party, sure wish you could have been with us!!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  And come back tomorrow and I will show you the projects we made!


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