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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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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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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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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Avant Garden Birthday!

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These beautiful flowers are part of a gorgeous stamp set called Avant Garden.  What does that mean anyway…”avant” garden?

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Well, I looked it up and “avant” is French for “original and innovative,” “culturally or stylistically advanced.” This is a pretty innovative and stylistically advanced set of flower stamps, don’t you think?

Avant Garden R cuThe color palate for our “advanced” garden is bright and bold:  Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy and Black.  These are winter colors, just what we need in cold weather 🙂

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And the best thing about this great stamp set is that it’s FREE!  Yes, FREE!  During Sale-a-Bration, for every $50 purchase you can choose one FREE item from the exclusive Sale-a-bration Catalog!  And this stamp set is one of the FREE items!

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I really love this set.  All the stamps on this card are from the Avant Garden set, except the border stamp, that’s from the Tin of Cards set.

Pretty Pointer:  This border stamp from the Tin of Cards is an amazing stamp!  Use it everywhere:  on the lower edge of the inside of cards, on an envelope – front and/or back, and on the edges of cards!  This is one way to “step-up” any card!

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Don’t miss this fabulous set while it’s available!

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Stamps:  Avant Garden, Tin of Cards
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Evergreen Envy and Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Whisper White and Melon Mambo card stock


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Stylish Stems for a Special Reason!

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All of a sudden there are lots of my friends having birthdays, and I’m so excited that I just got the new Special Reason Bundle!!  It’s fresh and lacy ~ just what I need for birthday cards!

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The stamps give real texture and dimension to the tamped images. They are very detailed, and so pretty!

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And, look at the beautiful die-cut flower and leaves!!  The dies in this Stylish Stems set are made to cut positive images, like these, and also negative images.  Below is a photo from Stampin’ Up! showing the negative image.

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The sentiments in this set are sweet and small.  I love the way this “Happy Birthday” looks on this card.

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Thank you for stopping by today!!  Enjoy your week!  And send out some birthday cards!

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Stamps:  Special Reason
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzaz card stock
Tools:  Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine

 


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Oh So Succulent!

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Succulents are very popular right now, and Stampin’ Up! is right on trend!  The Occasions Catalog just went live yesterday and has SO many fun and beautiful things to play with, including this fabulous succulent set!

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For today’s card I’ve used some of the Succulent Framelit Dies to create the pretty flowers and trailing blossoms.  These trailing blossoms are my favorite dies right now.  I’ve only just started to play with them, but I see lots of fun ahead!

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I gave the flowers a watercolor wash of Blushing Bride ink as a background.  It makes the flowers appear brighter 🙂  The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set.

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So, have you seen the new Occasions Catalog?  It’s in the bar on the right side of this page.  Just click on it and enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Oh So Succulent
Ink:  Mint Macaroon, Blushing Bride, and Archival Black Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Blushing Bride card stock, Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Succulent Framelit Dies, Aqua Pen
Embellishments:  White Baker’s Twine, In Color and Subtles Enamel Shapes


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Happy Birthday 2017!

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Welcome 2017!  It’s your birthday!  And it’s not only a new year, but a preview of a new catalog!

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This card features several items from the new Occasions Catalog which goes live on January 4th!  Want to know what the items are?

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The dsp is the new Cupcakes & Carousels Paper Stack.  The sheets are 6″ x 6″ and two sided.  I love it!  The stamp is from a new set called Big on Birthdays ~ fabulous big fonts!

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Do you see the little doily peeking out?  It’s a new doily that’s Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other side!  I’m totally in love!

Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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Sneak Peek ~ Stylish Stems!

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Here’s a sneak peek of some fabulous new framelits ~ Stylish Stems!  You are going to LOVE them!  Here I’ve created a pretty card in a snap.

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Aren’t the leaves pretty?  They have so much detail!  And look at that thin stem…so delicate.

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I left some of the pieces of the die cut inside the flower for a different look, almost like a real flower where some of the petals have fallen out 🙂

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The sweet sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set called Special Reason.  This all comes as a bundle in the new Occasions Catalog, available January 4th!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are getting excited for the new catalog ~ I know I am!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Special Reason
Ink:  Tip Top Taupe
Paper:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, and Sweet Sugarplum card stock
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Stylish Stems Framelits, Classic Label Punch,
Softly Falling Embossing Folder


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Sneak Peek: Dragonfly Dreams!

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SNEAK PEEK!!  This is a little preview of a “d-r-e-a-m-y” bundle coming up in the NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG!  (The catalog will go live in January!)

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I have to tell you I got this stamp set in early November at On Stage, but this is the first time I’ve had to play with it!  (What’s that about?)  The beautiful dragonfly is made of vellum sponged on the back with Rich Razzleberry ink, and then cut with the new Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits ~ is it gorgeous or what??

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The dragonfly is set on a background of Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series paper.  I sponged the paper first with Mint Macaron ink, and then I sponged the corners with Rich Razzleberry ink.  After that I lightly splattered Rich Razzleberry ink from an Aquapainter.

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A few pearls were added onto the little dragonfly’s body as he is a very pretty dragonfly 🙂  Now, let me tell you – the sentiments in this new set are great!  I used one of them here on a little strip of vellum.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Doesn’t this make you excited for the new catalog?  I’ll be showing you some more previews over the next month….so stop back by!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry card stock,
Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, Vellum
Tools:  Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aqua Painter
Embellishments:  Pearls Basic Jewels


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