Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Stampin' Up! Twinkle Builder Punch

Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday, peeps! I had to laugh at myself today. Why? Because I am using the retired Swirly Scribbles dies that I bought for the sail boat and pieces to make a kite. I never did that! As a matter of fact, the only dies I have used are the ones on my card...take a gander...

Yep, these make a great Mickey Mouse head! So along with my dies being retired, Disney's Hollywood Studios retired the sorcerer's hat statue.
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It was in the heart of HS and it was replaced with a Star Wars parade, which is awesome if you are a fan.

I used the Twinkle Builder Punch to punch out the stars and moon using Silver Glimmer paper. I fussy cut a triangle and then punched the stars and moon out of that. Then I inlaid the silver stars and moon. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set.

This card is for my Godson who has one of those hats! Guess how old he is today? Well, let me show you...

It seems like just yesterday that I was pushing him around in a stroller...where does time go? The sentiment and numbers are from the retired Large Numbers Bundle.

I'm hoping he will really like his card and that it will bring back memories of our times together at Hollywood Studios.


Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and hope you become a follower if you aren't one already.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Textures and Tasteful Backgrounds Happy Birthday Card

Meg hosted our stamp group last Thursday and brought out the Tasteful Textures Stamp Set and Tasteful Backgrounds Dies. These can be purchased together as a bundle to save you money, but more about that later. 

We CASEd the card on page 135 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Here's an image of that card...

Let me show you the card we made...

Our card base is Pool Party. For our shells, we used stamps from the retired So Many Shells Stamp Set, stamped in Pool Party and Basic Gray (stamped off once). Those two shells are fussy cut. 

The glimmer sand dollar and starfish are elements from the June 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit. The shells and sand dollar are raised up with mini dimensionals on a Stitched Shape circle that was stamped with a coral stamp from the June 2019 PPK (why, oh, why did I not order that kit!)

We used a die from Tasteful Backgrounds to cut out the design above the Basic Gray strip. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set. I'm entering this card in the challenge at Just For Fun's July challenge - At the Shoreline. How fun is it to walk the shoreline picking up shells, especially on Sanibel Island!

For the inside, we used a sentiment from Tasteful Textures.  I WILL be ordering that stamp set and matching dies

Remember I told you earlier that I'd be telling you more about that? Here ya go...when you order items that are bundled together, you save 10%. BUT, there's more...

from now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit (for a total of $155 in merchandise for $99)!! THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. If you would like more detailed information, just leave a comment on this post with your email address and I will let you know or just send me an email! We have a wonderful team if you are interested in joining.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will have a fantastic week ahead of you.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight meets Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper

Good Sunday morning, peeps. Thanks for stopping by.

This was the second card we made at Meg's Thursday. I believe it is inspired by Kylie Bertucci. 

I'm playing at Simple Create Too #151 for the third time this month. I'm also playing at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July 2019 Challenge (I sure do hope I can be the random pick as I love the prize of Bo Bunny patterned paper!).

The card base is Mossy Meadow with a Crushed Curry mat. On top of that is a piece of Pressed Petals DSP. This designer series paper is wonderful, peeps! In the middle is a daisy punched from Vellum, a daisy stamped from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set in Crushed Curry on Crushed Curry card stock and a stamped center punched with the 1/2" circle punch. We used the Daisy Punch for the daisy petals. I don't have any more of the Perennial Essence Flower Centers, but I will be ordering them and adhering one to this card. I love them! The designer series paper did most of the work here, with the exception of the yellow petals, center and sentiment.

The sentiment is from Tasteful Textures stamped in Mossy Meadow on a strip of vellum. The Old Olive candy dots are retired.

This was an easy card to make so I've decided to enter it at Addicted to Stamps Challenge #175 - A Clean and Simple Summer Card. I wasn't sure if it was "clean" but I saw others that were not a ton of blank space so I'm taking a chance. Daisies definitely shout summer! 

I hope you'll join me tomorrow for a card that is CASE'd from the 2019-2020 catalog.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Stampin' Up! Above the Clouds Encouragement Card

Good morning, afternoon or evening...whenever you are reading! My card today uses the Above the Clouds stamp set and Hot Air Balloon punch (also available as a bundle). It's one we made at our Thursday stamp group. Meg was our hostess and she fixed a delicious shrimp quiche for lunch, along with a red velvet cake to celebrate Edie's birthday. I'll be entering this one in the Library Challenge #37.
five weeks in a balloon book - Google Search
Up, up and away...

We started with a card base of Old Olive. Then we used sponge brayers to color a Whisper White mat in Night of Navy and Balmy Blue. 

Meg had the clouds die cut for us so all we had to do was adhere them to the "sky" with liquid glue. Using the retired Graceful Glass patterned paper, a/k/a DSP, we punched out the balloon covers and colored them with many different Blends, three of which were Light and Dark Night of Navy, and Dark Daffodil Delight . Then they were adhered to the balloons that were punched out of Whisper White scraps. I think my colors fit the top row across at Color My Heart Color Dare #351. I've also thrown in some pinks and greens!

I'm playing at Inkspirational Challenge #191 with my balloons.

The balloon basket was stamped, punched and colored with a Dark Crumb Cake Blend. The balloons and one basket are raised with mini dimensionals. With the use of a little patterned paper, I'm entering my card in the Simply Create Too Challenge #151.

The sentiment and mat pieces were punched with the 1 1/8" and 1 3/8" scallop punches. The sentiment is from Above the Clouds.

The inside is clean and simple using the same stamp set...

I've labeled this as an encouragement card but I think it is also a friendship card. There's enough room to add another sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciate your visit and comments.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Get Well Card

Familiar Friday? Yes, this card might look familiar because on June 2 I posted a sympathy card using this design and embossing folder. The die cut was another one in the set that I borrowed from Barb.

Measurements and ingredients are listed below.

That's all I've got...it's a fast Friday, folks! BUT before I go, I must enter the challenge at Archi-scraps: July Challenge - to be inspired by shells.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Card Base - 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Mat - 4" x 5 1/4"
Embossed Panel - 3 3/4" x 5"
Scrap for Die Cut Sentiment

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Card stock & Papers    
Night of Navy, Whisper White
MaGuo Sea Theme Plastic Embossing Folder
Big Shot

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia Thinking of You Card for Happy Inkin'

Today I am using the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp set and matching Magnolia Memory Dies to create my card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you will continue on the hop after you view my card. It's a color challenge for us this week and I couldn't be happier with the colors.

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I'm writing my post a little differently today and if you prefer my old way, let me know in a comment, please. *I have updated this post with measurements, etc., at the end.


Basic Black Card Stock
Petal Pink Card Stock
Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Take Your Pick Tool
Stampin' Pierce Mat
Detailed Trio Punch
Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set
Magnolia Memory Dies
Petal Pink Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Whisper White Medium Envelopes
Clear Block Bundle

This is the inside, along with the envelope front.

Here's the back of the envelope with a different piece of Magnolia Lane DSP.

I must say, this is my favorite bundle and colors! If you would like measurements and instructions, please leave me a comment and I'll send them to you if there is an email address.

PCC343: Designer Choice Challenge is where I'm entering my card today

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Update: July 13, 2019 per request of several readers, I am adding the measurements/assembly.

Basic Black Card Base – 4.25” x 11”, scored and folded at 5.5”
Choose the dies you want for your frame and sentiment mat. For my frame I used the one that measures approximately 3 3/8” x 4 3/4” and for the mat the one that is approximately 1 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Cut 2 buds out of corresponding  DSP with bud die from Magnolia Memory Dies or if you are ambitious or don’t have the DSP, you can stamp the bud, color it and then cut it out with the die. If you don’t have the die set, you can fussy cut everything!
Stamp big magnolia in Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Blends of your choice. I used Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow because of the challenge – cut out with big die from Magnolia Memory Dies
Adhere the outer frame.
Stamp the Hello on the DSP mat, center in the frame and adhere.
Put dimensionals on the large magnolia and place it where you want making sure you can tuck the buds underneath and adhere those with liquid glue or glue dots

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Stitched Lables Terracotta Tile Country Floral Thank You Card

Phew, that's a long title for my mid-week post! Hope you aren't too tired to read on!! 

Today I used the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set to create my card for the challenge at Inspire.Create Sketch Challenge #047.

My card base is the new In Color, Terracotta Tile. I inked up my Country Floral 3D embossing folder with Terracotta Tile Ink and ran it through my Big Shot. It's adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Butterfly Gala set on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and die cut it with a die from the Stitched Labels Dies. I adhered it to the embossed panel with dimensionals.

The inside is stamped on another scrap of Whisper White using stamps from the retired Dear Doily Stamp Set. I used my Take Your Pick Tool to pierce around the edge

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for our Thursday blog hop.

Stampin' Up! Twinkle Builder Punch

Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday, peeps! I had to laugh at myself today. Why? Because I am using the retired Swirly Scribbles dies tha...