Darling Lemon Lime Tags!

I’m really liking this new Lemon Lime Twist In Color. It’s so bright and fun — I just can’t stop using it!

Each month my local customers get handmade tags on their Stampin’ Up! bags. (My out-of-town customers get handmade thank you cards!) These are the tags I’m making for May! I would love for YOU to be my customer! Just place an order with me by CLICKING HERE. As soon as you place an order through me, you will become my customer and I will send you a personal handmade thank you card! (Please do not indicate “No Contact” or I won’t be able send you a card.)

The Scallop Tag Topper Punch I used on the top of these tags is one of my favorite punches. The scallops are so pretty and it automatically punches the little hole in the top of the tag! It’s a punch I’ll be keeping for a long time!

There’s a fabulous new stamp set in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and it’s called Crafting Forever. It’s perfect for crafters. I love the sentiment I used here on the tags…love the sentiment and love the curly font!

I’m not kidding, start making your Wish List  now if you haven’t already, because this new catalog has so many great new products!! Serious! Look at the gold scallops  across the top of the tag. That’s a sticker from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers!! How easy is it to just put a sticker on a tag or card? 🙂

If you need a new Annual Catalog, just email me at [email protected] and I’ll send one to you right away. It has so many samples and ideas for making great projects ~ you’ll love it!

Thanks for stopping by today! Your comments mean so much. Please let me know what you think of today’s tags!!

Sweet Little 3D Notebook!

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I’m seriously still on a high from the wonderful weekend at On Stage Atlanta!  I met so many wonderful people and had tons of fun!!

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Today I’m sharing with you my 3D project from World Cardmaking Day.  It’s a spiral bound notebook of 3 x 5 cards which I decorated on the front.  You know, it’s just fun to decorate something you might use for very ordinary purposes!  Here the sweet birdcage from the Badges & Banners set takes center stage.  Some butterflies punched from Gold Foil are flitting about 🙂

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Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped Ribbon was folded at angles and glued down on the cover under the butterflies. Then some of the same ribbon was cut in half lengthwise to use along with some Very Vanilla Lace Trim as an embellishment on the spiral rings.  Two layers of washi tape line the bottom edge of the notebook.

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The sentiment is from the classic Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  If you don’t have this set you really should get it.  It has so many great sentiments, not to mention flowers and flourishes!!  This little notebook is perfect, not only for notes, but because it’s filled with index cards it would work well for memorization cards.  It might be a good stocking stuffer for a student!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I so appreciate all of you 🙂


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases, Grateful Bunch and Badges & Banners
Ink:  Black Archival Ink, Watermelon Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker
Paper:  Whisper White card stock, Gold Foil, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Bitty Butterfly Punch
Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Delicate White Doilies, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped Ribbon, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape

Christmas Ornament?

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I started with some kraft paper that I embossed with a flower stamp from the set Awesomely Artistic.  White embossing on kraft paper looks so good!  Then I just started layering pretty things!

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Some of the things I layered first were:  (1) a light pink sheet of Fruit Stand dsp; (2) Touches of Texture stamped on Shimmery White that was first watercolored with a light wash of Emerald Envy and then punched with a circle punch; and (3) a delicate white doily.

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Some die cuts were added, and I gathered up some lace and adhered it with some copper spotted washi. Then I backed the whole thing with a layer of emerald envy card stock and another layer of Mint Macaron card stock.  Some holes were punched in the top left and right corners, and I added a loop of twine from my garage!

Friend Hanger standingSo, what do you think:  is it a Christmas ornament or a little thing to hang on a hook?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  Thanks for stopping by 🙂


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic, Paisleys & Posies, Touches of Texture, Endless Thanks, Papillon Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy, Versamark Ink (White Embossing Powder and Copper Embossing Powder)
Paper:  Kraft Paper, White Vellum, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Copper Foil
Tools:  Paisleys Framelits Dies, May Flowers Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 2″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, Blossoms Punch
Embellishments:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Delicate White Doily, Baker’s Twine Trio Pack, Tw)ine (my own


Tulip Tags!

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Spring, spring, spring!  Don’t these darling tulip tags remind you of Spring?  For those of you still in snow and bad weather, today you have tulips!!

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This is the adorable single stamp called Love Is Kindness.  It’s colored with Blendabilities from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  You know what that means…they are FREE!

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These are tags that I’m putting on the bags for my customers who ordered with me this month.  If you’d like one of these cute little tags, just place an order from me during the month of January and I’ll send you one as your gift!

REMEMBER:  Sale-a-Bration is still going on (through March)!  For every $50 order you place, you get to choose one FREE (seriously FREE!) item from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  Don’t miss this great opportunity!  Click on the picture below to see all the free goodies!



Stamps:  Love Is Kindness
Ink:  Smoky Slate Classic Stamp Pad and Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities
Paper:  Whisper White and Wild Wasabi card stock
Tools:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch
Embellishments:  White Baker’s Twine

Quick Christmas Tag or Ornament!

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Thank you, dear blog readers!  Thank you for stopping by today ~ and thank you for your love for stamping!  It’s my pleasure to come to you several times each week with some fun stamping ideas!

This tag could also be an ornament, and it’s really a SNAP to make.  It’s the tag my customers all received on their orders this month 🙂

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To make this tag, just cut out a large star using the Stars Collection Framelit Dies and the card stock color of your choice.  I used Cherry Cobbler.  Choose your sentiment stamp (I used Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set).  Stamp it on the card stock using Versamark Ink and heat emboss it with White Embossing Powder.  Punch a hole at the top of your star and run baker’s twine (I used the Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine)  through the hole.  Poof, you’re done!

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Do you need some gift tags?  Do you need a few small last minute gifts?  Pop some of these out right away.  You could use almost any shape of framelits, circles, squares, etc.  Add a sentiment, heat emboss it, and you’re done!  Keep checking back as I’ll be giving you last minute holiday hints ~ as I myself need them!  Ha!


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