Fun Balloon Birthday!

Balloon Adventures has been one of my favorite birthday sets in the Occasions Catalog. It has fabulous birthday sentiments!  And now it’s retiring 🙁

There are also some pretty neat Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Dies that go with this set. The fun bow on this card and the dotted balloons were cut from the dies.  The dies are retiring also, and right now they are 50% OFF!!  (How often can we buy dies for 50% off??)

Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Dies
Item No. 142753
NOW $16.50 — 50% OFF (while supplies last)

Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item No. 143377

Pretty Pointer:  Birthdays are the perfect time to use bright colors.  For my card I used Daffodil Delight, Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy and I think they look fabulous together. Use your favorite brights on your next birthday card 🙂

This stamp set and coordinating dies are really worth having and making a part of your collection! With such a great price on the dies, who can resist?!!

 To see all the other retiring items, just click on the graphic below.  I don’t want you to miss out!

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Celebrating On Stage – Free Tutorial!

This weekend I’m celebrating! On Stage, Stampin’ Up!’s twice yearly conference at various locations is in San Diego!  I’m so excited!

So, for you my blog readers, I’m celebrating by giving you a FREE tutorial for this fabulous card!  Please click on the word “Tutorial” below to open it up ~ and enjoy!

Celebrate You Tutorial

The Birthday Blast stamp set and coordinating Star Blast Edgelits are so fun!  They make a fabulous and fun card!  And, they come in a bundle for a 10% savings.

Birthday Blast Clear Mount Bundle
Item No. 144716

 

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Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring spring or spring-related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the lineup on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you can see all the projects.

My project today is a spring birthday card in a pretty glassine envelope!  Stampin’ Up! glassine bags made fabulous envelopes for cards!

The card just pulls out of the envelope easily.  For this card I made a little topper of lace doilies by cutting the doilies in half and adhering them to the back of the card.

The card itself has several layers that open up to reveal the sentiment 🙂  Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate with a sheet of Vellum underneath are attached to the card at the top using my favorite washi tape (the copper dotted tape from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape).

When you lift the layers up you find the pretty birthday wish from the Big on Birthdays stamp set!  I made this card for a dear friend who has a birthday later this month.  I’m going to write a little note there in the center of the page 🙂

You’ll noticed that I used about as much glimmer paper as I could!  I love it, and right now (until March 31st) you can get this beautiful glimmer paper FREE during Sale-a-Bration! (See below!)

Layers, layers and more layers make this glassine envelope really pop!  I hope you’ll try these glassine bags for envelopes.  Of course, you have to personally deliver a card with this type of envelope, but you know the person who receives it will be blown away!!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Big on Birthdays
Ink:  Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay card stock, Fruit Stand dsp,
Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack,
Vellum, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits, Banners Framelits, Butterflies Framelits,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Embellishments:  Bermuda Bay Sequins, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Lace Doilies

FREE item with your order of $50 or more!
CLICK HERE

Get the 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack
shown in my card!


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Bling, Bling, and More Bling!!

Beautiful You.  It’s an amazing stamp set.  Truthfully, the drawings of the women are so good, not like anything I’ve seen before in a stamp.

This is a very special card.  I made it for my daughter’s birthday!  She’s an amazing person, a gorgeous woman, and she loves bling!

The Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper and the big gold dotted dsp (from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper) really make it sparkle!

She loved her card!  I’m so glad I had these great items to create the perfect card!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Beautiful You
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry card stock, Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper,
Assorted Glimmer Paper (FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration)

Embellishments:  Metallic Shapes


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The Endless Birthday Card!

This past weekend was my father-in-law’s 90th birthday!  We had a special family dinner and I made him this endless (sometimes called never ending) card.  Our family members signed little cropped pieces of card stock and I was able to include them all on the card.  As you can see below, some of the family got quite fancy with their computers 🙂  He loved it!

The endless card keeps opening up and opening up and you end back at the beginning 🙂  The card actually opens three times.  The above photo is the first opening.  I put most of the family greetings here.

This photo shows the second opening of the card.  You can see that I have to hold it down with my finger to give you a good view of it.

And this is the back of the card.  When you open it from here (by separating it at the middle), you return to the front of the card.  Isn’t this neat?  Dad loved his card and I think it will be a treasure for him as he slowly reads the comments from the family.

I made a special envelope for the card using our Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board.  The pretty label on the envelope uses the labels from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.  And, I stamped the letters on the label with the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set.

The endless cards aren’t that hard to make once you get the hang of them.  I’ve made several and they get easier every time!  Here’s a little video I made for you showing an endless card made with the Stampin’ Up! Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  This isn’t a tutorial, but it shows you how the card opens.

For a tutorial on how to make the card, I’ll refer you to a wonderful video by Robin Messenheimer.  CLICK HERE to go right to her tutorial.  Have fun!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Brushwork Alphabet, Stylized Birthday, Suite Sentiments, Balloon Adventures
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Early Espresso, Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pool Party,
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack,
2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, 2015-17 In Color Envelope Paper

Tools:  Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Star Blast
Edgelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit


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Little Basket of Eggs!

Oh my goodness, look at these cute eggs!  I can’t even stand it they’re so adorable!  And they have personalities…look at the feet!

I’m just now starting to play with the Hey Chick stamp set.  It’s one of the FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp sets that you can only get with an order of $50 or more from Stampin’ Up!  All I can tell you is that you’ve got to get this adorable set!  It’s going to be perfect for all of our Easter and spring cards 🙂

The egg basket was created with a die from the Window Box Thinlits (the basket base) and the oval Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The basket was stamped with one of the stamps from the Delicate Details stamp set.

I can see I’m going to have lots of fun with this set.  What about you?  Have you gotten this set yet? 🙂

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Hey Chick, Delicate Details (both available only during
Sale-a-Bration and only with an order of $50+)

Ink:  Archival Black Ink, Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Pink Pirouette, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Calypso Coral, and Peekaboo Peach card stock, Succulent Garden dsp
Tools:  Window Box Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Paper Snips

Embellishments:  Brights Enamel Dots, Whisper White Baker’s Twine,
Delicate White Doily


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Pop of Pink!

Pop of Pink is one of my favorite designer series papers!  All of the Stampin’ Up! papers are two-sided which means you have lots of patterns to choose from.  The sheet I’m using today has classic black and white dots on one side ~ a great background for any design.  Not only does this paper have black and white designs, but also the bright pink called Melon Mambo.

Because Stampin’ Up! has card stock that coordinates with all the designer series papers, it was easy to grab some Melon Mambo card stock and use it for this pretty die-cut flower.

This flower is from the Special Reason bundle.  The bundle includes both the dies and the stamp set, everything you need to make a fabulous card!

Pretty Pointer:  Sometimes after you’ve run a die through the Big Shot, it’s fun to leave some of the pieces IN the paper. This adds a bit of interest to your creation!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy stamping!!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Special Reason
Ink:  Archival Black Ink
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, and Melon Mambo card stock, and Pop of Pink dsp
Tools:  Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Classic Label Punch

 


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Pals Blog Hop: Case the Catty!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE’ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the lineup on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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What does “CASE the catty” mean anyway?  It means to make any project shown in any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs. I chose to used the Any Occasion stamp set and make a few of the cards shown in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  This darling stamp set is on pages 14 and 15 of the Sale-a-Bration Catalog (see the catalog at the end of this post!).  I cased (copied) one of the cards and then created a few cards which are similar to the ones shown in the photo.

Now, there are several fabulous things about this stamp set.  The first fabulous thing is that it’s F-R-E-E!! Yes, FREE with a $50 purchase!  Who can beat that?

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The second fabulous thing about this set is that is SO cute!  Oh my goodness, it’s darling!  The stamps are small and can fit anywhere (and small is cute, right?).  But also, I mean just look at the tiny gift box and bow stamps on the birthday card in the middle above.  And check out the little tassels on the thank you card.  Super cuteness!!

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And what do you think of the tiny lace on the baby card above?  It’s actually two stamps, the swoopy line is one stamp and the lace is another stamp!

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And third, this set is crazy versatile!  I’ve counted, and there are at least 7 types of cards that you could make from this one stamp set.  Wow!  20 different stamps come in the set and you just mix and match ~ how great is that?

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The products used on these cards are listed for you below, along with a link to the Sale-a-Bration Catalog so you can browse!

Thanks for visiting!  To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Mary at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards        <<<<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  9. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  11. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  12. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  19. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  20. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  23. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme

Here’s the Sale-a-Bration Catalog ~ just click on it to see all the free goodies, including the Any Occasion set I used today!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Any Occasion
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Watermelon Wonder
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral and Pink Pirouette card stock, Succulent Garden dsp, and Whisper White Note Cards (cut to 3-1/2 by 3-1/2 for card bases)
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes


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Guy’s Birthday Celebration!

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This is the birthday card I made for my husband 🙂  He has a Harley motorcycle, so I made the card in orange and black~Harley colors!

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This fabulous die is from the Star Blast Edgelits.  Don’t you LOVE it?  It’s just so happy and fun!  I know I’m going to use it alot.

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For the sentiment, I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the coordinating Duet Banner Punch.  It fits perfectly below the stars.

D BD staniding 2My husband loved his card!!  He has it displayed right now in his office!  Yeah, success!

Thanks for stopping by today, my friend!  Have a great week!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners
Ink:  Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie card stock
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Star Blast Edgelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Brights Enamel Shapes

 


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Calypso Fun!

CC flatCalypso Coral ~ such a great color!  It’s a pinky orange and blends with everything,, and it’s pretty prominent in this dsp ~ my fave Cupcakes & Carousels 🙂

CC envieThe nice big sentiment on today’s card is from the Cool Treats set.  I love big sentiments!  It’s stamped on a fun label which is part of the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (lots of other cool stuff in the kit-check it out!).

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I wanted to put some white splotches on the card, but it didn’t come out quite like I had planned…operator error!  I’m going to try to perfect that technique and do it on another card!

Thanks for stopping by today!  All the products used to create this card are listed below!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Cool Treats
Ink:  Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Cupcakes & Carousels dsp, Very Vanilla card stock
Embellishments:  Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit, Lace Doilies,
3/8″ Metallic Ribbon (FREE during Sale-a-Bration)


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