Little Fish Shaker Card!

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So, the Jar of Love stamp set has a darling little fish in it!!  And, I was so excited that the coordinating framelits have a tiny framelit just for this little guy!  Is he adorable or what?

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I just couldn’t resist making a shaker card to show off the little guy swimming around in the jar 🙂  It wasn’t too hard to make.  I’m just learning this shaker card technique, but I can tell you that the new Stampin’ Up! Foam Adhesive Strips sure make it easy.

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Have you ever made a shaker card?  Wish I could get together with all of you and we could exchange tips!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy shaker card making!!


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

Stamps:  Jar of Love, Awesomely Artistic, Sunburst Sayings
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz
Paper:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Pool Party cardstock
Tools:  Everyday Jars Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Foam Adhesive Strips, Paper Snips
Embellishments:  Sequins (my own)


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Sweet Sugarplum Celebration!

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This adorable card is a CASE from Tracy May, another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  I saw this card on Pinterest and just knew it was the perfect card to send to a friend of mine who just retired.

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I love that it’s feminine and delicate…and sparkly!!  The Balloon Celebration stamp set and coordinating punch make this card a snap to make.

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The balloon was first watercolored on Watercolor Paper with a light blend of Sweet Sugarplum ink and water.  When that was dry, I stamped on the little dots and punched out the balloon.

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Don’t you just love the sentiment balloon string?  It’s SO cute!  I actually think I’m going to make up several of these cards to have on hand for various kinds of celebratiokns!

Balloon envie standing Thank you for stopping by today!  Please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts!


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

Stamps:  Balloon Celebration and Timeless Texture
Ink:  Black Archival and Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock; 2016-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Tools:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (retired), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (retired), Aqua Painter

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Detailed Floral Stencil Card!

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Today I have something fun for you ~ a stenciled card!  What’s that?  Look at the lower portion of this card.  It’s been stenciled on using a die cut from the Detailed Floral Thinlits!

Flamingo Stencil 1I ran a piece of cardstock through the Big Shot using the larger Detailed Floral Thinlit.   I positioned the die over the lower portion of the Whisper White card base and sponged it with Flirty Flamingo ink.  It created such a pretty pattern on the lower portion of the card!

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For the top portion of the card I sponged a piece of the Pop of Pink Specialty dsp using Flirty Flamingo ink. Then I attached a piece of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate and a Gold Glimmer Paper heart using a darling bow paperclip!  And of course I had to add some ribbon and lace and sequins!!

Flamingo Stencil 2So I think I’ll be playing some more with stencils!  What do you think?  Give it a try and let me know!


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

Stamps:  Build a Birthday
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Gold Glimmer Paper
Tools:  Detailed Floral Thinlits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Sweetheart Punch, Sponge Daubers
Embellishments:  Bow Paper Clips, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, 1/4″ Natural Gold Trim, Gold Sequin Trim


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Happy Father’s Day!

Fday envieA special card for Father’s Day ~ of course!  I made this for my husband today, but he won’t see it until a bit later, so shhh…

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This is the first time I’ve used the Blooms & Bliss dsp.  I was surprised to find a sheet that worked for a masculine card, but this one worked well I thought.

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I found the little #1 award in the Barnyard Babies set, and thought it would be perfect for a Father’s Day card!  Stampin’ Up! puts some cute tiny stamps in sets.  It’s amazing what you can find!

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Thank you for stopping by today!  See you next week!


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

Stamps:  Balloon Celebration, Barnyard Babies, Thoughtful Banners
Ink:  Dapper Denim and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Dapper Denim, Whisper White, and Watermelon Wonder cardstock, Blooms & Bliss dsp
Tools:  Hello You Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Duet Banner Punch
Embellishments:  Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

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Sweet Jar of Hope!

Jar envieI’m so glad Stampin’ Up! came out with this sweet Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies!  They are daah-ling!

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Not only are there three different sized jars in this Everyday Jars Thinlit set, there are flowers and sentiments galore!

Jar straightThe word “hope” here is from the (also new!) Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies.  I used it here, I don’t know, because I was thinking of a jar full of flowers being given to someone who needs hope.  Maybe you need hope today.  If so, this little jar of flowers is for you, with the encouragement to keep hoping no matter what your situation might be.  I can tell you this from experience.  🙂

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Please leave me a comment if this brought some encouragement to your life.

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

Stamps:  Jar of Love
Ink:  Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, and Watermelon Wonder, and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo cardstock
Tools:  Everyday Jars Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishment:  Linen Thread

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Garden Thoughts for the Pals!


The colors chosen by Windy Ellard for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge are so pretty together!  Island Indigo has been a favorite of mine since it came out.

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Lately I’ve been working out in my garden patio, doing a little transplanting and watering 🙂  I think I have gardening on my mind, and decided to use this cute watering pot from the Gift from the Garden set.  Is it darling or what?

PPA305cuPretty Pointer:  the 5/8″ White Organza Ribbon can be died!  The organza ribbon banner here was sponged with Island Indigo ink to make a perfectly coordinated embellishment!!

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Please pop on over to Pals Paper Arts and see what all the other designers have created using these pretty colors!  Better yet, make your own card and enter it in the color challenge!  See you there!

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

Stamps:  Gift from the Garden, Awesomely Artistic, Swirly Birds, Sheltering Tree, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Island Indigo and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Island Indigo cardstock
Tools:  Circles Thinlits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishment:  5/8″ White Organza Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies

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Sunshine Wishes Thank You!

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Today is fun with hearts!  These hearts are from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.  I love the way there are three hearts all together as one ~ so fun!

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The hearts are sitting on a piece of the Fruit Stand designer series paper.  This dsp is amazing, you wouldn’t imagine a paper like this coming from a fruit-themed set, would you?

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I gave the heart a bit of lace which I pulled together to look like a ruffle, and set it on just a bit of a doily.

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy stamping!

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

Stamps:  Suite Sayings
Ink:  Dapper Denim
Paper:  Whisper White and Dapper Denim cardstock; Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
Tools: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, Gold Metallic Thread

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Beautiful Blue and White!!

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Floral Boutique is here!  Oh my goodness, isn’t it beautiful?  The theme of blue and white is one I love.  I have lots of blue and white dishes in my house which I’ve collected over the years, and this suite fits right in!Blue Dishes

Also, I have a fun blue and white cushion on the bench on my front porch!  My husband just made the stone area just for the bench!  Sweet, right?

New Blue Bench

Ok, ok, back to the card 🙂  You are seeing a new stamp set called Floral Phrases and the beautiful new Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.  The stamp set has a pretty long floral stamp that I’ve used on the side of the envelope.

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Actually everything on this card is new!  New Delicate White Doilies ~ smaller and cuter; new Layering Squares Framelits Dies ~ wonderful for framing anything (!); and, new Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape ~ beautiful.

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The washi tape is along the lower side of the square.  You can barely see it in the photo, but I had to use it as soon as I got it as it’s just SO pretty!!

Blue straight 2What do you think of this beautiful set?  Leave me a comment and let me know, I love your comments!


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

Stamps:  Floral Phrases
Ink:  Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies, Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape


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Cute Little Fruit Crates!!

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Oh my goodness, aren’t these the cutest?  They are a case from page 148 of the new Annual Catalog, and I will tell you how to make them!!

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Today I’m having a get together for my team of demonstrators.  We are called the Sweet Stampers 🙂  I always like to make them each something cute and fun.  I’ve loved the whole Fruit Stand Suite since I first saw it in the catalog, and I couldn’t wait to make these little crates for my team!

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So, here are the directions (easy!):  Using 12″ x 12″ Kraft Cardstock, cut a piece 9″ x  3″ and score it at 2-1/2″ in from each end.  This is the base of the crate.  Then cut four (4) strips, each 1″ x 5″ and score each strip at 1/2″ in from each end.  These are the long sides of the crate.  Run a bone folder over all score lines.

Crates 3 2 backwardsUsing Tear & Tape Adhesive, adhere the 1/2″ sides of each strip to the inside of each side of the base to form the crate.  It should look like the photo above.  Using the Word Window punch (now retired), punch each end of the crate to form the handles (see above on the far right crate).  Finally, using a sponge or sponge dauber, sponge the entire crate lightly with Crumb Cake ink, and you are done!  Easy, right?

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Fold a doily over one side of the crate.  I affixed it with some Tombow glue at the fold line.  Then fold a 3″ x 3″ piece of Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper on the diagonal and glue it over the doily.  The catalog shows the crates filled with brown shredded paper, but I used tissue paper in mine because I had some little goodies to put in there for my team 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today!  Let me know what you think of the little crates ~ I love your comments!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Make the Little Crates:

Ink:  Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Kraft Cardstock, Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Bone Folder, Word Window Punch (retired)
Embellishment:  Tea Lace Doilies (retired)

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Sparkly Glitter Bird!

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Hi there!  So I’m enamored with the new Best Birds stamp set.  I can’t stop using it!  Today I used another one of the bird stamps, and I tried out the branch and the sweet little dogwood flowers.  They were all cut with the coordinating dies.

Glitter Bird 1The bird was stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored using an Aqua Pen.  I used a Stampin’ Write Marker in Cajun Craze to color the beak.

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I tried a new technique on this card using glue and glitter.  I mixed a bit of Tombow Glue and water on top of a clear block using an Aqua Pen.  Then I flicked the mixture off the Aqua Pen by hitting it against my finger.  I think I did too much flicking…because when I covered the card with glitter and shook it off, there was SO much glitter!!  I meant for it to just be a nice sprinkling 🙂  Oops!!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Have you used this set yet?  Let me know what you think, I love hearing from you!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card

Stamps:  Best Birds and Sheltering Tree
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pads; Memento Ink Pad
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand and Whisper White card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Aqua Pen, Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Other:  Paper Lace Doily, Tombow Glue, Gold Glitter

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