Saturday, August 1, 2015

Just for You

For this card I am back to using a couple items from the scrap pile (it just never gets any smaller!)... I took a piece of Sweet Li'l Things designer series paper and used the Angled Tag Topper Punch on both ends.  Then I added some Watermelon Wonder 1" dotted lace trim through the holes and tied knots.

The sentiment and the mat under it are cut using the Tags and Labels framelits, there are several sizes so they work for all kinds of sentiments and images. 
Watercolor Words
Hello Honey, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla card stock
Tangelo Twist ink
Sweet Li'l Things dsp
Watermelon Wonder 1" dotted lace trim
Angled tag topper punch
Tags and Labels framelits

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Everyone Wishes

Do you ever sit down to make a card and find yourself grabbing colors and scraps from a project you created the last time you sat down?  I seem to do that a lot, maybe because I REALLY need to reduce my scrap pile! 
You  might notice that there is a piece of Black Color Me Irresistible specialty paper on this card and that I used some of the same design on the project I shared a couple days ago using the Tin of Cards Project Kit...

In addition to the specialty paper, I used a piece of Neutrals color collection designer series paper behind the sentiment.

I have again cut down some 1" dotted lace trim (this time in Mint Macaron) and looped it around behind the sentiment layer.  I think I tend to cut it down more often that I use it whole.
Friendly Wishes
Memento Black, Lost Lagoon and Watermelon Wonder ink and markers
Whisper White, Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon card stock
Color Me Irresistible specialty paper
Neutrals color collection designer series paper
1" dotted lace trim (Mint Macaron)
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Thursday, July 30, 2015


Sometimes when I am working on cards, I like to put together something that doesn't require stamping at all.  That is when the Project Life by Stampin' Up! kits come in handy!  For this card I chose some items from the Happy Times card collection and accessory pack and just added the card base and mat for the sentiment layer. 

For accents, I did punch out the little heart and add the button to the top layer.  It was fast, quick and fun!
Happy Times Project Life card collection and accessory pack
small heart punch
designer series button
Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede card stock
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tin of Cards

I just love the project kit options in the 2015-2016 Catalog and Idea Book!  There are so many different options and probably at least one for everyone :)  Today I am going to share what I did with the Tin of Cards Project Kit.  For the most part, I did at least one of each of the card designs in the instructions (did I mention that there are instructions to make it easy for you?!).  

I did add some variations using extra pieces from the kit and added a couple pieces of Color Me Irresistible specialty paper as well.

You will see in the card below that instead of using the multicolored piece of designer paper in the window, I used a piece of card stock from the Color Me Irresistible specialty paper collection so I cut down the piece of designer paper that I didn't use on this one and used it on other cards...

The stamp set that coordinates with the kit is called Tin of Cards and is sold separately, but it very versatile and can be used long after the tin of cards are created. 

This was such a fun project!  I am looking forward to working with my nieces to put together their own kits very soon, I know they will have some great alternative ideas as well!

Tin of Cards project kit
Tin of cards stamp set
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Monday, July 27, 2015


When I came across this adorable little wooden crate at Target I knew what I wanted to do with it.  It is a great size for gifts of jams or jelly.  

I chose the Homemade for you stamp set and the Farmer's Market designer series paper to use for decorating the box. 

Then I added some burlap ribbon, linen thread and Venetian crochet trim ribbon as accents. 

Each side is decorated differently...

and then I also decorated the jar lids...

Two jars fit very well and adding some filler for cushioning is a good idea although I didn't have any on hand for the pictures.

Homemade for You
Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss ink
Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Old Olive card stock
Farmer's Market dsp
circle punches
linen thread
Venetian crochet trim ribbon
burlap ribbon
designer buttons
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Sunday, July 26, 2015


While the card I have to show you today has several layers and some dimension, it was really a pretty simple one to put together.  

First I stamped the image from Summer Silhouettes on the card base and then on the piece of Soft Suede and lined them up. 
The butterflies are just punched out and adhered together before I added the linen thread around them. 
Summer Silhouettes
Crumb Cake, Soft Suede ink
Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede card stock
Schoolhouse dsp
butterfly punches
linen thread
expressions natural elements
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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!