January 14th, 2019

It’s not hard to see why this dsp (designer series paper), is called “Needlepoint Nook”.  Stampin’ Up! made it from photos of real needlepoint! This is just one of the 12 beautiful patterns in this 12″ X 12″ paper pack.  The sentiments are from the “Dear Doily” stamp set.  The sentiment on the stitched circle is especially pretty, I love the font style and the size of the font. It has some really sweet sentiment choices for the inside too.1aand thr collage

The heart framelits dies are from the “Meant To Be” Bundle which is part of the “All My Love” Suite. Bundle.  My January Card Buffet ladies got to make this card last week! It’s pretty straight forward.

Dimensions:

  1. A Crushed Curry card base, 5 1/2″ X 11″, scored at 4 1/4″
  2. 3 13/16″ X 3 13/16″ “Needlepoint Nook” dsp.
  3. The largest Stitched Circle in Flirty Flamingo, the next one down for the Whisper White Stitched Circle.
  4. I used the two smallest heart framelits dies from the Meant To Be Bundle for the two different hearts, adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals…Easy Peasy!!

 

Check out the  “Hello Cupcake” cards by Stampin’ Up!  I hope to be playing with this stamp set very soon! I can’t wait, it’s so cute, don’t you think? This set is one of the Free with purchase sets…makes it that much sweeter!

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January 9th, 2019

The Sweetest Thing stamp set is from the very adorable “How Sweet it is” suite of products. I’ve already seen so many cute card creations with this suite.

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I made these cards before I had the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, or I would’ve used them here to cut the dsp. Below is a quick tip on aligning and adhering your dsp straight on your card.

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How to card info:

  1. Cut 8 1/2″ X 11″ c.s. in half at 5 1/2″. (I like to score first, so I have two cards scored at once.)
  2. Cut one 1 1/2″ X 5″ pc of dsp and one 1 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ pc of dsp.
  3. I just placed the ruler where I wanted the dsp to be, I didn’t measure from the edge to any certain measurement.
  4. I used the largest Stitched Circle for the stamped images. I used Pool Party to stamp the glass jars and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card.
  5. I stamped the sentiment along the side of the card in Early Espresso for the “Chocolate” card and Gorgeous Grape for the Gummy Bear card.
  6. I tied a bow and adhered them with a glue or two.
  7. Adhere Share What You Love Artisan pearls.

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January 7th, 2019,

    Our youngest daughter, Lindsay got married last year and just celebrated her One-year Anniversary with her husband, Zach. She wanted to do a collage with some of her wedding cards. So later in the day, Christmas Day, we got to go in my craft room and start working on it. My good friend Kristine helped as well. We had most of the elements worked out before they went home. I finished up this week.

Do you recognize any of the framelit dies from the 2019 Occasions Catalog? There are also some retired framelits in use as well.

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My photography skills are sorely lacking…these were the best I could get out of a ton I took! Turns out, the reflective glass is a real pain to us photography novices. 1aaaL&ZCollage

   In the lower left corner is the garter…hard to see… my oldest daughter, Courtney, made for Lindsay. The braided ribbon wrapped around the rose stem is from the Bridal Shower Banner that Courtney made.

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These are the tools I used to make this Shadow Box:

 

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January 2nd, 2019,

Confession…I squealed like a 12 year old girl when I saw the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies in the 2019 Occasions Catalog…fortunately I was at Onstage with understanding and similar-minded Demonstrators who share this same passion of paper crafting. I have been wanting these FOR EVER!!

Scroll down if you want to see the card I made with the Stitched rectangles, we’ll be making this card at my January Card Buffet.

Check out some of the countless ways these will make beautiful die cuts for you:

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The double stitching is just the best…when you cut out a rectangle it is “stitched” and the card stock you cut it from is “stitched” as well, as you can see in the photos below.

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The first of many cards to come that will have some kind of stitched rectangle on it!

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The Designer Series Paper, (DSP), on this card, Botanical Butterfly DSP is FREE with a $50 purchase starting January 3rd! It’s 12 sheets, 12 designs of double sided dsp…for free! And it’s beautiful!

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Some tips on making this card, scroll down for measurements.

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The How To Tips:

  1. Cut a 8 1/2″ X 11″ pc of Grapefruit Grove card stock at 5 1/2″, (if you are making two cards, you can first score at 4 1/4″ down the whole pc of card stock, then when you cut it both cards will be scored.
  2. Cut the 3 3/4″ X 5 1/8″ Stitched Rectangle out of dsp.
  3. Cut the 3″ X 4 5/16″  Stitched Rectangle out of a pc of Whisper White card stock, stamp according to the pictures above.
  4. Color in the “Happy” with a Balmy Blue Classic Marker.
  5. I adhered the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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January Paper Pumpkin will coordinate with the Animal Expedition Suite of products in the Annual Catalog…be sure and sign up before January 10th!

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December 31st, 2018

  These cute little frogs are FREE with a $50 purchase, starting January 3, 2019. Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape are a great color combo for these little guys.

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This was a pretty quick card to make, I used the Brights DSP which I cut with the second largest Stitched Shape Square. I cut three Whisper White Stitched Squares the same size, stamped the frogs and colored them with the Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, the Light Highland Heather and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. (Scroll down for product links)

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The Glitter Enamel Dots add a cute touch I think.

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This is another Free with purchase stamp set you can earn, Lasting Lily and is one of our Distinktive stamp sets.

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I can’t wait for January’s Paper Pumpkin to get here, it coordinates with one of my favorite Product Suites…Animal Expedition!

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December 26th, 2018,

  Geared Up Garage is a perfect set to make cards for my husband and son. My husband, Brian was raised as a DIY person. There’s nothing he won’t try to fix or build himself. Not surprisingly, my son is the same way.

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I could seriously go out into the garage and get these same “grease stains” with real oil! I can personally vouch for authentic look of this stamp.

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Brag alert…my son completely tore apart a 260Z when he was in High School…I mean COMPLETELY…and cleaned it up, upgraded a lot of parts and systems and rebuilt it. He was just starting to do the interior cosmetics when a girl rammed into his tail end and totaled the car. He could see her coming but had no where to go. Man was he bummed.

Here’s a couple tips for making this card.

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Some “How to” info:

  1. Cut 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″pc of Tranquil Tide cs, and score at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut 2 pcs of dsp (designer series paper) 2″ X 4″.
  3. Stamp and adhere all the parts, tie a ribbon around it and your done!
  4. The Stitched Oval with the car stamped on it, is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The car is colored with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend.

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Paper Pumpkin has something fun in store for us in January...

I’m excited to see this kit because it coordinates with one of my favorite Product Suites…Animal Expedition and it’s for Valentines Day!!

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Price: $110.00

 

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