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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun | Have a Lucky Day

Hi Everyone,
I'm so excited to share today's project as we prepare for March and some Luck of the Irish!
I came up with this design month's ago and its been hard work waiting this long to share.
I of course stayed true to the traditional colors: Call Me Clover, Whisper White, and Pumpkin Pie. Beautiful!  
To create my leprechaun, I used Cookie Cutter Christmas and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  You can see on the video how I created the hat.  I colored my leprechaun with the coordinating Stampin' Blends.  I even created Ireland's flag from my scraps.  So Fun!!!!
Check out today's video:
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Monday, February 25, 2019

Stampin' Up! OnStage Swaps

Hi Everyone,
I hope you had a great weekend!  Mine was very busy which is typical for me but I was actually able to get my swaps done for the upcoming April OnStage event.  I had no plans to do that this weekend but somehow managed to get it done!  
Stampin' Up! offers events to current demonstrators a couple times a year and the next one is in April.  This OnStage event is a 1-day but most make it into a weekend crafting spectacular!  I'm actually heading to the San Antonio location which is super exciting as I've never been to Texas.  So, I am making it a long weekend and attending some local stamping events too!

During these events, you can swap with other demonstrators.  Swapping is SO much fun because you get to come home with a TON of card design ideas!!
These events are also open to all demos so if you've been considering joining Stampin' Up! now is the time!!!! Plus, the starter kit options are the BEST YET!!
Learn more about joining HERE or towards end of this post. 

Now let's get to the fun part...My Swaps!
I typically create about a 100 but was able to manage 80 this time.
I do it mass production style so do the cutting, punching, stamping all at one time.
Once everything is done...assembly begins.

 Yep, I embossed all 80 of those whisper white layers.
 I wanted to use our gorgeous Strong & Beautiful stamp set on these and love all the sentiments you can choose from.  I love giving people options.
What do you think?  I'm pretty happy with the outcome and actually feel a little ahead for once! I popped up all those sentiments with 4 Stampin' Dimensionals.  
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Sweet Cups Treat Holder

Happy Friday!
Today's project is adorable and so easy to make.  You must try it! 
You can purchase these Sweet Cups in my online store along with the coordinating products to decorate these little cups.  These would make great little gifts/favors for anyone or any occasion.  The decorating choices are endless!
I choose a "for you" greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

 Check out today's tutorial:
If you would like the Sweet Cup Wrap Template, email me HERE.
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Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Beauty Abounds | Friendship Card

Happy Wednesday!
Today's project features the gorgeous Beauty Abounds bundle as well as one of my favorite color combos.  I used Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape which I LOVE together!  This card has a simple design but between the embossed background, stitched rectangles, and beautiful butterflies - I LOVE IT! I hope you do too! You can purchase all of today's supplies in my online store and earn NEW Sale-A-Bration items.

Check out today's video tutorial:
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Monday, February 18, 2019

Double Gate Fun Fold | Beauty Abounds

Hi Everyone!
I'm so excited to share today's fun fold project with you.  It's a double gate fold card featuring the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper.  Because the sheet of DSP I choose had butterflies, I paired it with the Beauty Abounds bundle.  Have you seen this bundle? The thinlits are amazing and has a huge butterfly die which can fill an entire card front or you can trim individual butterflies.  

Check out my step-by-step tutorial:
Card Dimensions:
Needlepoint Nook DSP - 5 1/2 x 12, score at 2, 4, 8, and 10.
Fold the 4 & 8 inch score lines in (valley fold)
Fold the 2 & 10 in score lines out (mountain fold)
For the diagonal cuts you may want to refer to video but I will do my best to describe it.  On the 12 inch side, you need to make a pen mark on each edge at 2 3/4. You will then match the top of score line and pen mark to cut on the diagonal.  
Flip the piece of DSP you cut off over and glue down on lower corners.
Very Vanilla Inside Layer - 3 3/4 x 5
Very Vanilla Sentiment  - Largest Stitched Shape Circle Framelit
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Friday, February 15, 2019

Home to Roost | Masking Technique

Happy Friday Everyone!
Today's project features the Home to Roost stamp set which can be earned for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order in my online store. I had not had a chance to use this set yet so thought I would pull it out and play.  I did a masking technique which you can see in today's video tutorial.  I paired it with the Tin Tile Embossing folder, Champagne Shimmer paint and my Stampin' Blends.  Boy do I LOVE it!!
I decided to use the sentiment Just a Note as I'm not sure when I'll need a card so this allows me to grab it later and add an appropriate sentiment on the inside.  

Video Tutorial:
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Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Stampin' Up! Let It Ride | Go For It

Hope you are having a great week.  Today's project features the Let It Ride stamp set! I had so much fun with this set earlier in the week - I've continued to play with it!  This time I decided to pull out my Watercolor Pencils and blender pen.  I haven't used my pencils in quite some time and boy do I LOVE them. Didn't even realize I missed them so much. :) Here's my original but I decided to trim down the layers some more as I wanted my embossed background to show a little more.  Both are beautiful but I love the trimmed down version.  

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The Second Release of Sale-A-Bration starts Feb 15th!
Get your order ready.  
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Questions? Leave a comment or email me.
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Monday, February 11, 2019

Let It Ride | Take Life by the Reins

Hello Everyone,
Today's project features the Let It Ride stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  What a beautiful set this is for the animal/horse lover in your life or just an outdoor enthusiast!  The images are beautiful and once I started playing with this set I couldn't stop! Hence another project coming on Wednesday! LOL!  I probably could have done a better job with the pictures but I used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder on the front and back of card base.  I embossed the back and front in opposite directions and love the texture it gave to the design.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  

Video Tutorial:
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Friday, February 8, 2019

Right Angle Fold Over | Strong & Beautiful

Happy Friday!! 
I don't know about you but it's been a long week.  So, I'm thrilled to be able to share a fun fold with you all today.  This is called a Right Angle Fold Over and I'm featuring the Strong & Beautiful stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  Have you seen this stamp set? It is really beautiful and perfect for all those women in your life!!  Take a closer look at it on page 48.  I keep my design pretty simple but you could definitely add some more layers to the front of this card if you want.  BTW - Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry and Calypso Coral is a beautiful color combo for future projects. :)
I did some more samples which you can see on today's video below.
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Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

So Hoppy Birthday

Today's project is perfect for a little boy or girls birthday! This Sale-A-Bration set So Hoppy Together is adorable and I've paired it with many other products in today's card.
The Animal Expedition DSP worked perfectly with this set.  Check out today's video to see a step-by-step tutorial of this project. I paired Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Call Me Clover.  
 Here's my girly version!
Today's Tutorial:
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Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to come Friday for a fun fold project. :)
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Monday, February 4, 2019

Double Z Card | Butterfly Birthday

Hello Everyone,
Hope you had a great weekend! Today's project features a Double Z fold which showcases designer series paper beautifully.  I decided to create a birthday card using Picture Perfect Birthday along with Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. 
I love how it turned out!

Here are the dimensions:

Basic Black Layer: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score on 8 1/2 side at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4
Botanical Butterfly DSP Layers for Basic Black: 1 - 4 x 5 1/4, 1 - 2 x 5 1/4
Highland Heather Layer: 6 1/2 x 3 3/4, score on 6 1/2 side at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4
Botanical Butterfly DSP Layers for Highland Heather: 2 - 2 x 3 1/2
Whisper White Layer for inside sentiment: 1 7/8 x 3 1/2

Video Tutorial:
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Friday, February 1, 2019

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments | Baby Shower Card

Hello Everyone,
I hope you all have had a great week! I'm thankful it's Friday and excited for my project kit class tonight.  Lots to do so have a quick project for you today.  It features the Wonderful Moments stamp set.  I've continued to play with this set all week.  Today's card is a baby shower card and I just love the softness of these colors and the texture from the ruffled embossing folder.

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Hope you have a great weekend and time to craft!
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