Sweet Little Box!

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This sweet little box uses one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors ~ Crisp Cantaloupe.  This is such a soft peach color.  Some people think it’s pink.  Have you been watching the fuss on the web about “The Dress” and whether it’s gold and white or blue and black??  Well I feel like this color is kind of like that…is it soft peach or soft pink?  What do you think?  :-)

This is actually the little box from this month’s My Paper Pumpkin.  The kit came with fold-out thank you cards that you insert into little envelope boxes.  I wanted to decorate one of the boxes for Spring, and this is what I came up with.

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The Artisan Embellishment Kit really did much of the work for me.  The tiny resin rosebuds, the fabric flowers and the doily are all from that kit.  The paper covering the box is from the 2013-15 In Color Paper Stack, and of course the feathers!  Don’t you just love our Four Feather stamp set and coordinating dies?  I fussy cut the tallest feather to give it more dimension.


March New SAB Items

Wow! Brand new freebies!!  Look how cute these are ~ two stamp sets, one accessory pack with buttons and baker’s twine, and a beautiful new vellum paper that you can color!  Gorgeous!

Get one of these new items FREE for every $50 order!  Which item is your favorite?  I love the vellum…no, I love the Nature’s Perfection stamp set…oh, but look at the darling little buttons and twine.  And that thanks stamp set it so cute.  Who can decide???

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Stamps:  Four Feathers
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  2013-15 In Color Paper Stack, Whisper White card stock, Pear Pizzaz card stock
Tools:  Feathers Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Bird Builder Punch (for leaves)
Embellishments:  Artisan Embellishment Kit, Whisper White Seam Binding, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine

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Kraft Card for the Pals!

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This week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge is very pretty.  Every sketch is good and fun and challenging, but this one is just plain pretty.  Here’s the sketch.  I’ve turned it on its side for my card.



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Kraft Cardstock is a paper you might not use very often.  In fact, I wonder if you’ve ever tried it?  It goes so well with Very Vanilla and Whisper White.  When you add a color to this combination, it’s striking.

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The Artisan Embellishment Kit has some fun goodies in it…like, this pretty, thin, Blackberry Bliss velvet ribbon!  And, the rose background is a die cut card.  The little pearls also come with the Kit, but I colored them with the Raspberry Ripple Blendabilities.

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Why don’t you try making a card with this pretty sketch?  You have a whole week to enter.  And, you can pop over to palspaperarts.com to see what the other designers have come up with.  See you there!


Stamps:  Butterfly Basics and Sheltering Tree
Ink:  White Craft Ink, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Raspberry Ripple Blendabilities
Paper:  Kraft Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock
Tools:  Project Life Corner Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Ovals Collection Framelits
Embellishments:  Artisan Embellishment Kit, White Baker’s Twine, Tea Lace Doily

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More FREE Sale-a-Bration Items Released!

March New SAB Items

What am I talking about?  Stampin’ Up! has just released four (4) brand new Sale-a-Bration items that you can get FREE from March 1st – 31st.  For every $50 you order you get to choose one FREE Sale-a-Bration item.  You can’t buy these items anywhere.  You can only get them this one way ~ one FREE item for every $50 you spend.

So what do we have here?  Two new stamp sets, one accessory pack for our current 2015-17 In Colors (thick baker’s twine and buttons in each of the 5 colors), and one new vellum designer paper stack!  Wow!

Now I know that Stampin” Up! has tons of amazing products and you probably wouldn’t have any problem finding some great things to order for $50, but I’d like to show you one of my favorite items these days ~ a bundle with framelits and stamps!

The Hello You Thinlits Dies are so much fun!  They cut out the words “happy,” “you,” “hello” and “thanks.”

Hello You Thinlits

And the coordinating Crazy About You stamp set has word stamps that go with the thinlit words.  You would stamp the stamp which says “crazy about” and use the thinlit die that says “you.”  Check out all the words below:

Crazy About You SSThe Crazy About You Bundle in clear is $54.25 ~ a wonderful bundle to get AND you can choose one of the new Sale-a-Bration items for FREE!

Remember, these special Sale-a-Bration items are only available from March 1 to 31, so make your list and get ready to place your order on March 1st!

If you have any questions about this, please email me.  I love to answer questions, and I’d love to help you!


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Sweet Sweet Baby!

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A dear friend of mine just had her first grand baby and I wanted to make her a ~special~ card!  It’s a little girl so the card definitely needs lace and ribbon and flowers, right?

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I love to make bows that have long “tails.”  I loop the ribbon up over my finger and then stick it down just past the loop using glue dots.

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The main color for this card is Crisp Cantaloupe.  It’s really a soft peachy color, but in some lights it can look pink ~ a perfect modern choice for a little girl baby :-)

Baby 1Thanks for stopping by today!  If you’d like the details about this card, everything is listed just below.


Stamps:  Baby We’ve Grown and Choose Happiness
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush
Paper:  Whisper White and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, and Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools:  Scallop Tag Topper, Circles Collection Thinlits Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Blushing Bride 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Tea Lace Doily, Artisan Embellishment Kit 

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Fold Out Paper Pumpkin!

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The monthly My Paper Pumpkin kit for this month is darling!  Look at this cute fold-out card!  I love getting my monthly orange box with a fun project in it.  Even my husband knows what it is.  Today when I asked if we got any mail, he said, “Well, you got an orange box!”

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You have everything you need to make 8 of these cute cards.  The orange letters are felt backed with sticky, so you just pop them right on.  Easy.

But of course, I had to step it up!  I decided to use some of the darling black designer series papers in the Stacked With Love Paper Stack.  I cut them to size and used Snail to adhere them to each of the panels.  Then I used the felt orange letters, just like on the previous card.

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Here’s the front of this one…

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This month’s kit also comes with some darling box envelopes.   I’m going to show you those next time!

If you aren’t getting your orange box each month, you’ve GOT to sign up!!  Just click on the box below and it will take you right to my Stampin’ Up! store.  You won’t be sorry!


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Great New Weekly Deals!

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Weekly Deals are wonderful!  Look at these great products at a discount, you can’t loose!  Just click right on the picture above to order.  These prices only last for one week, so take advantage of them while you can!


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Irresistibly Yours!

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Spring is just around the corner.  For those of you with snow today, be encouraged, as it really is on the way :-)  I’ve really been thinking about all of you in such bad weather, and want to cheer you up today, so I’ve made you a card to get you thinking about the days ahead!

hello butterfly 2The pretty flowers all over this card are made from the FREE Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper.  It’s free right now during Sale-a-Bration and I want to be sure you have time to get some while it’s still available (only through March 31).


This paper doesn’t look like much in this photo above, but it’s like a magic paper!  Just sponge ink over it, and the patterns emerge, and boy are the patterns beautiful!  For my card today, I simply sponged the paper with an ink dauber and Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  The white flowers popped right out ~ aren’t they pretty?

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And I just keep using the Hello You Thinlits Dies.  I can’t help it, they add so much to a card!  I’ve been telling you about the Crazy About You Stamp Set that coordinates with the thinlits.  You can get both in a bundle and save 15% during Sale-a-Bration!  Yippee!  And you’ll get the beautiful Irresistibly Yours DSP for FREE!


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Let’s Hear It For The Guys!

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We all need guy birthday cards and this one’s a snap to make.  I’m really loving the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.  That’s what made this card so easy!

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The wood background is one of the papers from the paper stack.  I’ve used the Hello You Thinlits Dies for the “happy,” and the coordinating Crazy About You stamp set to repeat the word “birthday.”

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Have you used this great paper stack yet?  Give it a try, you’ll love it!!

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Beautiful Colors for Pals Paper Arts!

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The colors for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge are unusually pretty!  They were so much fun to play with!

PPA239What do you think?  Crumb Cake has always been one of my favorite neutrals.  it goes with everything.  Combining it with the bold Soft Suede and Real Red makes a beautiful combination.

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For this card I used the Dictionary stamp inked in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  The Tea Lace Doily is also sponged in Crumb Cake ink.


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The stamp set I’ve used is Hello Life.  Both the heart and the so sweet sentiment are from this cute set.  A bit of Linen Thread wrapped in circles around the heart and a single pearl top it off.

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Pop on over to Pals Paper Arts to see what the other designers have done ~ and enter YOUR card!  See you there!


Stamps:  Hello Life
Ink:  Real Red and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red and Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla card stock
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine; Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sweetheart Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Stampin’ Distress Tool
Embellishments:  Basic Pearl Jewels, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Venetian Lace Trim, Tea Lace Doily, Linen Thread

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What We Love Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the February Pals Blog Hop. This month we are sharing what we love – our favorite Stampin’ Up! products and our favorite crafting techniques.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

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What I really love is giving beautiful things to my friends and family.  And that’s why I love Stampin’ Up!  A decorated Kraft Grid Journal is the perfect thing to give as a sweet gift to someone you care about.  I’ve made this one today for a very dear friend who is staying at my home this week.

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The Journal is decorated with some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! things…

LACE ~ I love lace and this Venetian Crochet Trim is gorgeous!  Actually, I try to use it in as many ways as I can!

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FLOWERS ~ I love flowers of all kinds, and I really love the flower in the Choose Happiness stamp set.  It’s like a shadow flower, just revealing the outline.  You can simply stamp with ink, as I have on two of the flowers, or you can color the flower as I have the one in the center.  I used Blendabilites to color it, but you could easily use ink with the Aqua Painter to give a watercolored look.

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MEANINGFUL SENTIMENT STAMPS ~ Sentiments that convey a bit more than the usual ~ those are some of my favorites.  And the Banner Blessings stamp set uses Bible verses in adorable fonts.  Love it!

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BLING ~ ooh I do love bling :-)  On this card I’ve used some sequins to add bling.

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Hope you are getting lots of great ideas on today’s Blog Hop.  I’d love to hear what YOU love from Stampin’ Up!  Leave me a comment and let me know!

The next stop is Candy Ford at Stamp Candy on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

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Blog Hop Next

  1. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  3. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  6. Amy Hoptay at Inking of you
  7. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  8. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  11. September Gray at www.septembergray.com
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithbecky.com
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  17. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  20. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  26. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  27. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  28. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  29. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  30. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  31. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers



Stamps:  Choose Happiness and Banner Blessings
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Blackberry Bliss, and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Very Vanilla and Wild Wasabi card stock
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Flower Frenzy Big Z Die
Embellishments:  2013-15 In-Color Sequins, Pearls Basic Jewels
Other:  Kraft Grid Journal

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