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Gently Falling is a two-step stamp set which gives extra detail! I stamped the leaves and then embossed the background w/ the Textured Embossing Folder and my fav BIG SHOT!! The large leaf on the left is cut out and popped up with a dimensional. I love the greeting from Occasions Alphabet! Click "Gently Falling" in the list at the right to see more ideas for this set. ENJOY!
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Jolly Bingo Bits is a set of 24 charming holiday images! Here are just a few which you could substitute for the mittens. I used the NEW 1" square and the Postage Punches for a quick design. The holly is Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper. One sweet card!
This card feels totally different than yesterday's design using the same stamp set, Kindness Matters...color makes such a differences! I used lots of Smooch Spitz on this one! The main colors are Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze.
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Kindness Matters is a lovely little stamp set I used here. I inked the butterflies with a Pool Party Ink Pad. Then I used an Island Indigo marker to add a darker shade to the wing tips before I stamped. This is such a simple card, so I textured the bacground with Snow Burst Embossing Folder and my BIG SHOT!
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Our niece and her hubby have a new baby girl - how wonderful!! So had to create this special card using the Stitched Stockings Stamp Set and coordinating Stocking Builder Punch! I just shortened the cuff of the stocking to create a baby bootie - so easy! The color is Pretty in Pink, of course.
This card is in memory of my Dad, who I just lost. I LOVE the verse: Life is either a Daring Adventure or Nothing - Helen Keller. SOOO true! Dad had many great adventures and lived a FULL life.
No this isn't Sponge Cake. It's a Stampin' Sponge. I like to cut the circular sponge into a wedge and staple on a color label using the Tab Punch. Pounce on an ink pad with the wedge and then pounce on the card or scrap the edges of the card. This adds a nice softness and aged look. Simple!
I stamped this chair from "Have a Seat" stamp set into a "Frame It" image. They compliment each other so well. The Sahara Sand cardstock background is stamped with "En Francais" - since I can't read french, I pretend it says whatever I want it to say, like....sit and chat a while!
...it's a notepad! I love that you see the opposite side of the double sided Flirtatious Paper! This is such a handy little notepad to keep in your car, purse, or desk. Instead of a notepad, you could use the case to hold photos, jewelry, greeting cards, ETC!!
Triple Treat Flower is a single stamp that has THREE coordinating punches: Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, and 1/2" Circle Punch. Why cut when you can punch?!?!?
Just returned from a trip to IL for my dear Dad's funeral. He was a great role model! Thanks to many great friends who came to hug me or sent condolences. You warmed and comforted my heart.
Back to blogging-
Isn't this paper stocking sweet? I created it using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive "Holiday Stocking" Die! I enlarged it so you could see the details on the green cardstock. You can cut multiples of cardstock OR fabric, making creating fast! Here I used Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper - love the plaids. They remind me of fuzzy warm flannel fabrics!
I embellished with a Pleated Medallion, Red Glimmer Paper, Button and Glimmer Brad - all from Stampin' Up! We have it all and you can purchase now. The holidays are right around the corner - YIKES!
Here is a totally different feeling using the two-step "Field Flowers" stamp set with Blushing Bride and Basic Grey colors.
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Fall colors of More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip create the feeling of Autumn in this "Field Flowers" card. You know I LOVE flowers because they are soooo versatile. This is a two-step stamp set that gives so much intricate detail to each petal. I sprayed a shot of Smooch Spritz for shimmer!
Ribbon frosting of supple Always Artichoke Seam Binding ribbon plus a Vintage Brad finishes off my creation. You can order this lovely set HERE, and start counting STARS Rewards now. Download STARS Order Rewards
I LOVE floral stamp sets because of their versatility. This is a simple layout (cased from Mary) with "Hello Doily" stamped in Sahara Sand for the background. Next, I used Soft Suede ink to stamp the "Field Flowers" and greeting. A quick spray of "Smooch Spritz" and a row of Pearls and it's in the mail!
I hung the pennants on a So Saffron strip of cardstock punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. The base cardstock color is Blushing Bride, an In Color. Stop back tomorrow for another idea!
I love the simplicity of this card - vanilla on vanilla. I used the NEW "Love & Sympathy" stamp set.
The textured layer is made with the Finial Press Embossing Folder. A touch of "ribbon frosting" finishes it off. Contact me if you'd like to become a discount buyer/demonstrator on every Stampin' Up! product you order!
Stampin' Up!'s "Have a Seat" is a sweet little set of four chairs. Doesn't this red bench just say, "Sit and chat awhile." The "First Edition Specialty Paper" ruffle has a secret: run it thru the Stampin' Up! Crimper several times to soften the fibers, then attach it to the back using Sticky Strip pleating as you go.
These Stampin' Up! Big Shot Dies were used to create texture on this card: Tulip Embossing Folder and Stripes Embossing Folder. I LOVE my BIG SHOT die Cutting Machine!
What is MY DIGITAL STUDIO?? It's a wonderful program from Stampin' Up! that you purchase and load into your computer so you can create with Stampin' Up!'s exclusive images, colors, and embellishments! I used it to create my Blog Header and my daughter's wedding invitations/programs. It also creates: scrapbooks (single pages or hardbound books), calendars, cards, newletters, swatch books, party invitations, photo cards, videos, ETC!! Stampin' Up!'s professional print service produces your design and ships it to your door. Great for your BUSY life! Here is the new bulk pricing, just in time to order your Christmas cards personalized with your family photo.
Below is a darling New Puppy announcement I created with MY DIGITAL STUDIO for my brother's dog, Odie. It's easy - if I can do it, you can, too!!
Digital creating is just another option that is sooo handy when you need a photo card or a large number of copies!! Buy it HERE and start creating!
Happy Holidays to all our US TROOPS - thank you for all you do to ensure our precious freedom. Here is a stocking just waiting for Santa. The "Letters to Santa" Designer Series Paper is paired with the Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies: Holiday Stocking and Snow Burst Embossing Folder.
The Pleated Medallions is a fast embellishment when created with Stampin' Up!'s NEW Simply Scored tool. May Santa fill your stocking with "PEACE FOR ALL!"