Monday, March 31, 2014

365 Cards: Congratulations!

Trying to build my stash of congratulations cards back up, so back with another one today! :)

Brian gave some input on this one and thought it would be cool if I could have added fireworks to the background... he's right!  Only problem? In all my stamp sets, I don't have any fireworks!! :)


Love how fun and easy it was to stamp this one!  Definitely a happy card to celebrate any occasion with! This stamp set has me thinking of what else can I use it for?  It's definitely a string of lanterns... could it be anything else?

Any creative suggestions for this one? :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Congratulations
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, Jet Black StazOn
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Other:  Basic Rhinestones

Sunday, March 30, 2014

365 Cards: You Did It!

I'm starting to make some graduation themed cards... but this would work great for any congratulatory card, wouldn't it?! :)


Stamped the cute little guy using markers, then colored him in with a blender pen.


More white space than I usually leave on a card, but I really love how it turned out!

Do you think this would be a good graduation card? :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Giggle Greetings
Ink:  Versamark, Baked Brown Sugar, Blushing Bride
Markers:  Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Real Red, Basic Grey
Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  2013-15 In Color (Baked Brown Sugar)
Other:  Night of Navy 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Saturday, March 29, 2014

365 Cards: You're the Best!

I'm loving the Just Sayin' stamps and Word Bubble Framelits -- so much fun to use! :)

I really loved this card and was inspired for the color combo and use of stamp sets :)


Officially obsessed with these sets... the fox, the word bubbles, the hardwood.  ALL favorites :)

What do you think?! :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Life in the Forest, Just Sayin', Hardwood, Create a Cupcake
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey, Cajun Craze
Markers:  Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Word Bubbles Framelits
Other:  Linen Thread, Neutrals Buttons (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Brayer, Blender Pen

Friday, March 28, 2014

365 Cards: Oh Snap! I Remembered and Forgot...

When I first saw the "Oh Snap!" sentiment in the Occasions Catalog, I immediately thought of my favorite little guy... the lobster! :)


I stamped the lobster with Real Red onto Calypso Coral, then cut him out.


Thought the "Oh Snap!" would go well with this belated birthday sentiment :)



I'm not the best at remembering birthdays or sending cards on time.... so I probably need to make myself a stash of these!

Still obsessed with the lobster.... :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  By the Tide, Remembering Your Birthday, Just Sayin', Positively Chevron
Ink:  Island Indigo, Real Red
Paper:  Island Indigo, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Big Shot:  Word Bubble Framelits
Other:  Island Indigo Baker's Twine

Thursday, March 27, 2014

365 Cards: A Vintage Dress for a Birthday!

Okay, one more dress card for you today!


This one is based on a card kit that Stampin' Up! was selling for a while. Sometimes it's fun to copy a card from Stampin' Up!'s catalog (in this case kits) to learn something new.... It definitely made me think creatively!


Soft colors, feminine and really pretty in person!  I really loved stamping on patterned paper.

What do you think of the stamping on newsprint patterned paper?

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes, Bordering on Romance
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Markers: Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink, Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  First Edition
Big Shot: Dress Up Framelits
Other:  Tea Lace Doilies, Sponges, Flower Trim

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

365 Cards: A Once in a Lifetime Dress!

So last week, I shared a bridal shower card... today I wanted to share the wedding card I made for the same bride!


The wedding is coming up in June, so I have this ready to go!


I wanted to create a fun dress for this wedding card and I was inspired by this one that I spotted on Pinterest.  Hope you aren't sick of dresses yet... one more to share tomorrow!

What do you think? :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  See Ya Later; Woodgrain; Hello, Doily
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Big Shot:  Dress Up Framelits
Punches:  Punch Pack (flower)
Other:  Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

365 Cards: A Merry Winter Dress!

I know it's only March but.... it had to be done since the dies were on my desk right?  :)

It's never too early to get ready for Christmas, right? :)


I love how it turned out!

Who wouldn't love to wear a red glitter dress, right? :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  A Round Array, Merry Winter
Ink: Smoky Slate, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Specialty Paper:  Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Dress Up Framelits
Punches:  7/8" Scallop Circle, 1" Circle
Other:  Basic Rhinestones, 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, March 24, 2014

365 Cards: A Dress-y Happy Birthday!

Back today with another fun card using the Dress Framelits!


This one is a bit less complicated than the Snow White card of yesterday! :)  Just a simple cutting out of patterned paper -- the dress practically made itself!


I'm officially in love with this die set and I can't believe I waited this long to use it! :)

What do you think of these dresses?

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Designer Series Paper:  Fresh Prints DSP Stack
Big Shot:  Dress Up Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Mosaic Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder
Punches:  Punch Pack (flower)
Other:  Basic Rhinestones, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, March 23, 2014

365 Cards: A Snow White Happy Birthday

So when I saw this card on Pinterest, I was so inspired to dust off this set of stamps and dies in my collection and put it to use immediately!

I loved the dark brown woodgrain embossed background.... the red ribbon.... the leafy green leaves.  I used those and made a ton of revisions until I had my own version of Snow White for my card!


The yellow dress is dry embossed with the Big Shot, then I covered the entire bottom of the dress with Versamark, then a layer of Heat & Stick powder, followed by a final layer of Dazzling Diamonds glitter!  And that little white layer?  I used a little scrap of Crepe Filter Paper I had sitting on my desk -- several layers and I only cut about the bottom 1/2" of the die into my scrap -- love the little detail it adds!

Watch out -- once I started using this die, I made five different dress cards!  Be back tomorrow with the next one!

What do you think?! :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Create a Cupcake
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Red Glimmer Paper, Crepe Filter Paper
Designer Series Paper:  Fresh Prints DSP Stack
Big Shot:  Dress Up Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Punches:  Scallop Border, Modern Label, Word Window, Bird, Punch Pack (flower), Owl (cut heart in half for detail on sleeves)
Other:  5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, March 22, 2014

365 Cards: Thank You

Today, I wanted to share an idea for using the awesome stamps that came in the February Paper Pumpkin Kit:


The stamps were large circles that stamped either this striped pattern or a polka dot pattern!  I grabbed some cardstock to match one of the included ink colors and quickly assembled this thank you card!


It would work with any color and almost any sentiment stamp you have in your stash!  I love how versatile and easy to re-use the paper pumpkin stamps have been so far! :)

What do you think?

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps: March 2014 Paper Pumpkin, Another Thank You
Ink: Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Punches: 1-1/4" Scallop Circle
Other: 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Friday, March 21, 2014

365 Cards: Congratulations for a Bridal Shower

So there is a wedding coming up for the not-so-little girl I used to baby sit when I was in high school!  She recently had her bridal shower and I couldn't make it... so I sent this card to her with her gift:


Her wedding is in June on a ranch... rustic, with the colors purple and orange.  So I wanted to make a card that reflected that. I even added some of the retired Waffle Paper to the bottom of the dress to give the dress a little something extra!


When I was figuring out the present for the bridal shower, my friend Tori and I were discussing our "go-to" gifts for bridal showers and weddings.  It's been quite a long time since I've bought gifts for one and it was an interesting conversation too!   Tori's go-to wedding gift is a crystal vase for flowers... she didn't necessarily have a gift for bridal showers.

What do you usually give as a bridal shower gift?

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Love & Laughter, Hardwood
Ink: Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum
Paper: Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes (flower)
Other: Linen Thread, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Waffle Paper, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, March 20, 2014

365 Cards: Happy Easter Eggs

Another day, another Easter card around here! :)


I thought it would be fun to make my own patterned Easter eggs using the Oval framelits..... and it was!  I stamped the patterns in the colors I wanted, then die cut them out....


Just like dying real Easter eggs?  Well, almost. :)

Have you ever tried making your own paper Easter eggs? :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Easter Blossoms, Oh Hello, Beyond Plaid
Ink:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay, Midnight Muse, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Crumb Cake
Big Shot:  Oval Framelits
Other:  Gumball Green 5/8" Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

365 Cards: (A Very Pink!) Happy Easter

This card was so quick to put together!  I just wish it had been has easy to photograph it! :)


I thought it would be fun to let the front of the card be simple and the sentiment be inside the card.


Another quick, simple card and it reminded me how fun it is to force myself to only use one color + neutrals! :)

Have you made any Easter crafts yet?

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Easter Blossoms
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Big Shot: Oval Framelits
Other: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Dazzling Details

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

365 Cards: Happy Day to You

I'm really loving this card today -- I wanted to challenge myself to create something easy, quick and a little messy!


Mission accomplished?  I think? :)


I was going for a single layer, but let's face it... I just can't help myself and had to add something so.... glittery butterfly it is!

What do you think? :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps: Raining Flowers, Friendly Phrases
Ink:  Real Red, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake
Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer Paper
Punches: Bitty Butterfly
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Monday, March 17, 2014

365 Cards: So Lucky to Have You

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! :)


I pieced together my custom sentiment using the letters and words available on the So Happy for You set.  I did it by coloring the letters I wanted to use and stamping them one at a time, cleaning the stamps in-between use.  It's a great way to create a custom sentiment if you don't want to break out the computer and printer!


Happy Saint Patrick's Day! :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Stamps: Got Treats (retired), So Happy for You (retired Sale-A-Bration)

Ink:  Gumball Green, Basic Grey
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Grey, Gumball Green
Punches:  Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Other: Silver 1/8" Ribbon (retired)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

365 Cards: Sweet Baby Girl

So one of my friends is expecting her first child, a girl, in May and I needed a card to go with her gift for her upcoming baby shower!

I wanted to stick with something simple and PINK! ;)


Aren't those shoes adorable?! :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Baby, We've Grown; Distressed Dots; Canvas
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Punches:  1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle
Other:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Basic Rhinestones

Saturday, March 15, 2014

365 Cards: Hey There Friend

Note:  I was really sick for about two weeks and fell behind in posting... pardon me while I overload your newsfeed to catch back up around here!

If you haven't subscribed yet to Paper Pumpkin, you're missing out for sure!  Personally, I waited far too long and now I'm so glad that I get this happy mail in my mailbox every month!


This card was made using punches, my sewing machine and the stamps + ink from the Paper Pumpkin welcome kit -- the kit that comes the first month you subscribe!


For all my customers/subscribers, I provide a welcome kit -- a stamp holder for your Paper Pumpkin stamps, along with supplies to make four of these cards (stitching already completed) -- all you have to do is stamp and glue! :)

Don't miss another month.... learn more and subscribe now!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit
Ink:  Basic Grey
Paper:  Basic Grey, Whisper White
Punches:  Banner Punch (Sale-a-Bration)
Other:  Sewing Machine + white thread

Friday, March 14, 2014

365 Cards: I Think You're Lovely

I think this is my favorite card so far this month... came together so quickly!

Which is kinda crazy because I loved this stamp set, but stared at with complete creative block for at least six weeks.  SIX.  It was just sitting on my desk taunting me! :)


Then one day, it just clicked in my brain and came together in less than ten minutes!  Love when that happens :)

Does that ever happen to you creatively?

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  You're Lovely, Hardwood
Ink:  More Mustard, Island Indigo, Soft Suede
Markers:  More Mustard, Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple, Soft Suede
Paper:  More Mustard, Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Big Shot:  Floral Frames Framelits, Decorative Dots
Other:  Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, March 13, 2014

365 Cards: You Make Me Happy... Rainbow Watercolor Edition

I couldn't just make one watercolor card once I had all the supplies out on my desk so..... I made another!


We all know by now it's no secret that I'm in love with this stamp set either!  Kept this one simple :)


And yep.... the Aqua Painter made this card SO EASY!  In between colors, I would just brush it off onto a paper towel.... easy as could be!  One of the best kept secret weapons hiding in the Stampin' Up! collection if you ask me!

What do you think?! :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  See Ya Later
Paper:  Basic Grey, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark
Specialty Paper:  6x9 Watercolor Paper
Other: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Non SU Products:  Basic Watercolors

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

365 Cards: Just Because

There have been a LOT of great watercolor cards floating around lately.... of course, they took hold in my brain and I had to give it a try!

And I am so glad that I did!  So much fun!  Quick and easy, but you have to be ready to allow it to dry overnight and use a LOT of adhesive to get it to lay flat on your card base! ;)


It is also the PERFECT use for the Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter -- talk about easy!  Just dip your Aqua Painter in the color you want and off you go -- the perfect amount of water, no messy brushes to clean up, and (most important to me) no cup of water to spill all over my desk! If you don't have one, you might want to get one!

Have you played with watercolors in your paper crafting?

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts
Ink: Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake
Specialty Paper:  6x9 Watercolor Paper
Other: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Non-SU Products: Basic Watercolors

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

365 Cards: ...And Baby Makes Three!

Well, y'all know me and my love for the owls....


Yeah, so this stamp set was kinda a "must have" for me.... cute right?! :)


Anyone else have an unhealthy obsession with owls?  Or is it just me?! ;)

Do you have an animal you use frequently in your crafts?

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Baby, We've Grown; Cuddles & Kisses
Ink:  Basic Grey, Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral
Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: I Am Me
Big Shot:  Oval Framelits
Other:  Stampin' Dimensionals, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, Blender Pen

Monday, March 10, 2014

365 Cards: Hello Friend

Seriously, I'm addicted to using these adorable little critters... isn't he the cutest?! :)

This set happens to work well with adding googlie eyes to the image too... how perfect is that?! :)


Definitely a great addition to the stamp set collection... cute little critters to mix and mingle with sentiment stamps? Yes please! :)

Don't you agree, he's the cutest?! 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Life in the Forest, Peachy Keen
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Midnight Muse, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey
Markers:  Calypso Coral, Midnight Muse, Basic Black, Blender Pen
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Other:  Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, Googlie Eyes, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine

Sunday, March 9, 2014

365 Cards: Wish Big Cupcake

I have had this card die for months and finally got a chance to use it this weekend... I can't believe I waited this long!  This die is so much fun!!

I thought it would make for a great, girly birthday card... with a cupcake of course! :)


This card looks fancy from the outside... but when you open it?  It is even more awesome.... definitely a WOW card! :)


Would you like to receive a fancy card like this? :)

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamps:  Create a Cupcake, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride
Markers: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper: Blushing Bride
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Label Card Thinlit Dies
Punches:  Cupcake
Other:  Blushing Bride Satin Pleated Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, March 8, 2014

365 Cards: You Made My Day

Ever since I saw the new Occasions Catalog, I was dying to get and use the Life in the Forest stamps and the Peachy Keen dies for this polaroid-esque frame.... finally got a chance to play with them!


Isn't that bunny the cutest?!  Perfect for Easter cards I think.... :)


And the card wouldn't have been complete without a "thank you" sentiment on the inside!


I also noticed that for such a simple looking card, dang I used a lot of different stamp sets on this one! :)

What do you think?!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Life in the Forest, A Dozen Thoughts, Sketched Birthday (balloons!), Hardwood, Another Thank You
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn, Versamark, Blushing Bride (to color ears), Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin
Designer Series Paper:  Regals (Garden Green)
Big Shot:  Peachy Keen Framelits, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder
Punches: Owl (heart)
Other:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Pewter Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

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