Thursday, May 19, 2016

Peekaboo New Catalog Survival Kit

I made these for my stamp club members. I saw some of these online and on Pinterest and tweaked them to my preferences. (For example, I think a band aid implying you will cut yourself on the catalog is a huge negative that I don't want to bring to mind!) Click the picture to read the sayings more easily.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Graduation Cap Gift Card Holder

This Maroon and Grey card has been mailed, so I can post it to my main blog now.  I created the tassel using the ribbon fraying technique. I saved the interior of the Silver Satin Ribbon to create the cord part of the tassel which connects it to the hat.  The sentiments came from the Celebrate Today and the Guy Greetings sets, and I used the retiring Washi Label Punch to hold the money, but the new Classic Label Punch will work beautifully when it arrives with the new catalog.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Zoo Babies 2016 Stampin' Addicts' Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts' Stampin' Up! 2016 Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop.  Hopefully, we'll help you see some new projects with these favorites of ours. Should you get lost or want to chat about the hop, here is a link to the chat thread on the Stampin' Addicts website: Chat Thread

If you are hopping in order, you've arrived after seeing Tanya's adorably sweet nautical designs with the Sea Street set on her Tinkerin' in Ink with Tanya Blog

I chose to use the Zoo Babies Set because I think it is adorable for kid birthdays as well as baby cards.  I will miss this set as well as the scalloped circle punches and....and... :) 

I decided to mix it up and make a card for our friends who are going to Disney. I am going to ask the mom to give it to the kids on their Animal Kingdom day and put a little something inside it as a gift for them.  I used the World Map background to add Africa as a base for the little Lion. The new punches are a different look with the sentiment from a new set as well.

I also made this little Alligator card for my husband. I think it makes a fun Anniversary card when used with the Happy Heart textured embossing folder.  The pink also adds a bit more "love" to the heart on the alligator.

Finally, I used the stamps for their intended purpose...a baby card!  I also used MOJO447, the MOJO Monday Sketch challenge as well as googlie eyes for a silly/fun look.  I'm going to miss the Itty Bitty Banners, but I bet the new dies and punches will be just as useful in no time for me.

Now it is time to travel to Mickey's Paper Conversation Blog for the Choose Happiness set.  Mickey's projects are so beautifully detailed; I know you'll love them!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Circle Easel You Got This Birthday MOJO445

I used the You Got This stamp set and the MOJO Monday Sketch #445 ( MOJO445 ) for the easel card for this month. I decided to use the Scalloped Circle Die since it is retiring, and we haven't made a circle easel yet.  We'll make this card at class this Thursday, so save some strength to fussy cut this peony.....

Friday, April 15, 2016

Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs Father's Day Card

For this card with the Bear Hugs stamp set, I used variety of greens (Old Olive, Mellow Moss and Mint Macaron) to give an outdoorsy look for a Father's Day card. The sketch I used was MOJO Monday #440 (MOJO440) I love the color scheme in the English Garden Designer Series Paper, and I think the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds needed texture as well. You could also make it a birthday card of course.

Remember that Mellow Moss is one of the In Colors that will retire at the end of this catalog, so if you love it, order more now.

I used the old stand-by Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment inside the card....

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Home Window Easel Cards

I could not decide which card to create for my customers to make for class last night, so I went with a choice of whichever they liked.  The Pink Pirouette card looks like spring in Oklahoma with all the blooming redbuds, but then again, the wind does sweep down the plains pretty well too, so the kite visual is also timely.  I usually don't make a sketched look for the main image, but I think I like it. These fun images make it easy to say "it's a good day". :)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Just add Honeycomb...SAB Honeycomb Happiness Ice Cream Cone

Just add the Blushing Bride Honeycomb to this card for a quick and fun Thank You or Birthday card.  I really wish this set wasn't retiring today since it is the last day of Sale-a-bration!  The Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and the Honeycombs aren't retiring though! So fun to make!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Matchbook Botanicals for You card

Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow, so I thought I should post this matchbook gift card holder card today.  It uses the Botanicals for You set which you can get free with a $50 order.  I can't remember the last time I made a matchbook card, so I jumped on the chance when I thought of it.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MOJO441 A Nice Cuppa Cups & Kettle dies Stampin Up!

Not sure this is close enough, but I used the MOJO Monday Sketch 441 after flipping it.  It really helped me to coordinate the many designer series papers from the Have a Cuppa Paper Stack.  There is nothing about the A Nice Cuppa set that I don't like....So many adorable tea cups and pots, tea bag tags AND spoons, lemons and teapot/cup charms? Yes, please.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Bunny Easter Card Stampin' Up Friends and Flowers

I do love making a bunny using the Friends & Flowers set...I like how versatile it is, but the bow paperclip adds enough fun to take it to super cute!