Celebrate You!

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We always need sweet cards for birthdays, don’t we?  This cute little watering can just says sweet to me, especially filled with pretty flowers!  Celebrate envieThis weekend I’ve been spiffing up my front porch.  I have a few old tin watering cans that I like to set next to potted plants for a nice arrangement.  When I sat down to make a card, I just had to create a similar scene!

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The little flowers are from the new Swirly Bird stamp set (available June 1st!!)  I added a few leaves from the Endless thanks set.  Below I’ve listed everything you will need to make this card.  Thanks for stopping by!

 Stampin’ Up! Items Used to Create Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Swirly Bird*, Endless Thanks, Suite Sayings
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo*, Sweet Sugarplum*, and Old Olive stamp pads
Paper:  2015-17 In Color DSP, Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo* card stock

*Available Starting June 1, 2016


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Flamingo Shaker Card!

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Today I’m trying something new…a different type of shaker card.  This one has the shaker part behind the negative of the “hello.”  It’s a little different, and this is my first try at it.

The top layer is washed with a blend of water and Flirty Flamingo ink (new, available June 1st, love, love, love!).  Then it is stamped with the leaves and flamingo stamps from the Pop of Paradise stamp set (new also).  The hello die was cut into the stamped paper, and the shaker created with a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock placed behind the die and the sequins.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Have you ever created a shaker card?  I’d love to hear your suggestions as I’m very new at this!

Stampin’ Up! Items Used in Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Pop of Paradise*
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo* and Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Shimmery White and Flirty Flamingo* card stock
Tools:  Hello You Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aqua Pen
Embellishments:  Metallic Sequin Assortment

  • *Available June 1, 2016


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Beautiful Blessings!

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Hi there!  Beautiful blessings to you today!  Don’t these pretty flowers just make you smile?  I had so much fun watercoloring them!

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It’s really super easy to watercolor these ~ use Shimmery White card stock, stamp the flower, and use an Aqua Painter to paint/blend the color.  I used a Blender Pen to blend the Old Olive ink for the stems.

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All the stamps except the sentiment are from the set called Helping Me Grow.  I love the little corner stamps, and that line of little circles…so cute!!

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The flowers are colored with the NEW and BEAUTIFUL In Color called Flirty Flamingo.  To get some of the flower petals darker than the others, after the watercolor was dry I went back in and again colored several petals of each flower with the same color.

Are you ready for the new catalog?  I can’t wait to order EVERYTHING!!  As demonstrators we can only order select items before the catalog goes live, so I’m getting super excited!  June 1st, that’s the day!!  Yippee!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I love to hear from you, please leave me a comment!

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

Stamps:  Helping Me Grow and Suite Sayings
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo*, Old Olive, Watermelon Wonder and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Shimmery White and Watermelon Wonder card stock, and 2015-17 In Color DSP for the envelope
Tools:  Aqua Painter and Blender Pen

*Available June 1 2016!


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Sneak Peek: Affectionately Yours!

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The new Annual Catalog has a beautiful “suite” that I want to show you today.  It’s called the Affectionately Yours Suite.  Today’s card displays the new stamp set called Love & Affection and the coordinating Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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The floral display here comes from using the embossing folder and then coloring the embossed portions with blender pens.  I’m really excited about the way it came out!  In the center I used a sweet sentiment from the new Love & Affection stamp set.

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The neat scalloped square opening on this card was created from the new Layering Squares Framelits.  I love the small scallops!
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This card can be used for lots of occasions.  It can be a hello card, a get well card, a sympathy card, an “I care about you” card, etc.  Maybe I’ll make several of them to keep on hand!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Create Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Love & Affection*
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pads and Mememto Black Ink
Paper:  Whisper White and Emerald Envy* card stock
Tools:  Layering Squares Framelits*, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Blender Pens
Embellishments:  Thick White Baker’s Twine*, Tea Lace Doily, Melon Mambo Stitched Satin Ribbon

*Available June 1, 2016



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Tags of Blessing!

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Tags are fun!  I love making tags!  They are mini versions of cards so they are quicker to make–sort of 🙂  I have so much fun with these little things that sometimes I spend a bit too much time!  But, that’s not the case with today’s tags.  These were a snap to make!  See what I’m talking about below.

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These little cuties were stamped with a flourish stamp from Timeless Textures, using Delightful Dijon ink.  That created an antique-looking background for the sentiment.  This sweet sentiment was then stamped with Watermelon Wonder ~ this color looks beautiful against the background.

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A little swipe of new Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape (available June 1st!!), a few sequins and a bright lace tie finish off the tags.  See what I meant?  Easy!  Quick!

Do you make tags?  If not, I really encourage you to give them a try…very fun!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of tags.  I love to hear from you!


Stampin’ Up! Items Used to Create These Tags:

Stamps:  Timeless Textures and Rose Garden
Ink:  Delightful Dijon and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Very Vanilla card stock
Tools:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch
Embellishments:  Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape*,  Cucumber Crush 1″ Dotted Lace Trim, Brights Sequin Assortment

*Available June 1, 2016

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Special Z-Fold Card!

Z fold envie sideWoo-hoo!  Today I have something special for you:  a Z-fold card!!  I made this card for my son who just got a new job.  I’m so proud of him and wanted to make something special!

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This is actually called a modified Z-fold card.  I followed a video tutorial by Dawn Griffith which you can see HERE.  See how it opens lengthwise?  I think it’s so cool!!

Z fold closedThe balloons make it so festive, and I added some words from the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set available June 1st with the new catalog.

Z fold angle You are also spying two new 2016-18 In Colors, Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum ~ yumm!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have fun stamping!!

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

Stamps:  Balloon Celebration, Thoughtful Banners,* and Sunburst Sayings
Ink:  Dapper Denim* and Sweet Sugarplum*
Paper:  Whisper White, Dapper Denim* and Sweet Sugarplum* card stock
Tools:  Balloon Bouquet Punch, Hello You Thinlit Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

*Available beginning June 1, 2016

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Love and Affection for the Pals!

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Welcome to this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!  The pretty color palette was chosen by my friend, Rae Harper, and wow, I love it!

PPA 301Clean and simple cards usually show a lot of white.  In this case it really highlights the light color wash 🙂

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The Crushed Curry flower was stamped with the brand new (!) Love and Affection stamp set (available June 1st with the new catalog!) and fussy cut.  It sits on a piece of Shimmery White card stock washed with Pool Party ink and an Aqua Painter.

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The little dots and the sweet sentiment are from the Birthday Blooms set, and the GORGEOUS ribbon is 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon in Bermuda Bay.  This is one of my favorite ribbons, it’s thin and the color is very rich.

PPA301 straigjtThank you for stopping by today!  Pop over to the Pals Paper Arts website and see all the cards the other designers have created.  Better yet, make your own card and enter ~  I’ll look for you there!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Create Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Love and Affection* and Birthday Blooms
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Pool Party, and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Shimmery White card stock
Tools:  Paper Snips and Aqua Painter
Embellishments:  Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon and White Perfect Accents

*Available June 1, 2016


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Pineapple Hello!

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Pineapples ~ they’re all over the place!!  And, Stampin’ Up! is right on trend with this Pop of Paradise stamp set.  I love it!  This little pineapple is cute and very versatile because of it’s small size.

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Everything on this card is part of the Pop of Pink Suite in the new 2016-17 Annual Catalog (available starting June 1st).  See the specialty dsp?  The washi tape?  The Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine?  Aren’t they all gor-gus???

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So, I’m totally smitten!  Let me know what you think ~ please leave me a comment!  And thanks so much for stopping by!

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

Stamps:  Pop of Paradise*
Ink:  Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad and Versamark Ink
Paper:  Whisper White card stock and Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper*
Embellishments:  Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape,* Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine*
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:  Heat Tool

*Available June 1, 2016

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Need a Father’s Day Card?

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So it’s about a month away…Father’s Day, that is!  And just to get us started, today I have a card for you!

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This card has some sneak peeks for you!  The biggest sneak peek is the Father’s Day banner.  This is a new stamp set and coordinating punch – yippee!!  The stamp set is called Thoughtful Banners and the punch is the new Duet Banner Punch.  And, you can get them as a bundle!!

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The pretty blue card stock is the new Dapper Denim, one of the 2015-2017 In Colors.  It’s really a fabulous blue, you will love it!

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If you’re like me, you wait until the last minute before Father’s Day and then need something quick.  This year I’m determined to be ready in advance!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!  I love your comments ~ let me know what you think of today’s card!

Stampin’ Up! Items Used on Today’ Card:

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners*
Ink:  Soft Suede and Dapper Denim* Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, and Dapper Denim* Card Stock, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Hello You Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Duet Banner Punch*

*Available June 1st!

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Swirly Bouquet!

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Loving the Swirly Bird stamp set and coordinating Thinlits!  These little swirly circles (aka flowers) are so cute and so versatile!

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Do you see some of the gorgeous NEW In-Colors?  Sweet Sugarplum is the purplish color on the swirly flowers, Flirty Flamingo is the pinkish color of the big swirl and the open-petal flowers.  The die-cut leaves are cut from from the beautiful Emerald Envy, and I had to stamp a bit with my fave – Mint Macaron – from the 2015-17 In colors.  Don’t they blend perfectly?

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Definitely put this bundle (stamp set plus thinlits) on your Wish List for June 1st!

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Fabulous Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Create this Card:

Stamps:  Swirly Birds* and Thoughtful Banners*
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum*, Flirty Flamingo*, Emerald Envy* Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Very Vanilla and Flirty Flamingo* card stock
Tools:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits*, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Subtles Candy Dots

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