Special Bundle- Eastern Palace Suite

I'm having such a delightful time, using this amazingly versatile stamp set. I honestly can't believe how much I love this set.

I have a new fun card to share with you today. Inspiration came from my friend Karen Barber. I've used these colors before- and I think they really look great together. The new lemon lime twist is so yummy, I literally have been pairing it with so many of the Stampin Up exclusive colors. I feel like it goes with almost anything.

I did a lot of punching on this card. I punched the large stamped circles out as well as the "peek a boo" holes on the background of the card. I love how much dimension the punched circles add to this card.

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Sneak peek alert- Ombre' Glitter dots!

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Night of navy and lemon lime twist back together again for an encore. Are you wondering which stamp I used to stamp the large medallions? Well, I have something very cool to show you...My stampin' friend, Lyssa, shared this with us...

Here's the stamp I used. But, wait for it...

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I stamped it once like above, then I turned the stamp a bit and stamped it again, over top of the orginal image.

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And, viola! If that isn't the coolest thing ever, I don't know what is!

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I love how the medallions transformed into another spectacular image.

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I'm amazed how this set can be masculine or feminine- its everything all in one! Of course, always a little stamping on the inside too.

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This card makes me want to spin around and hop up and down. Its so spunky and fun. Right?

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And again..

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Don't miss out on getting this Special Bundle this month, because these special bundles and freebies won't be available next month! See the photos below- click on them to order.

Hope you enjoyed this sassy little card today. Thanks for stopping in!

Until the next time...

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Product List : Eastern Palace Suite Bundles- EXCLUSIVE for May only! = Freebies! Click on photos to view.


Stampin' Up! Retired List - Get your favorites before they are gone!

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The Stampin' Up Retired List has just been released! Stampin' Up has to make room for all the new stamps and accessories in the upcoming 2017-2018 catalog, so unfortunately many, many, MANY items have to go!

You'll want to get your favorites and stock up on accessories and stamps that you have to have. Many items are discounted on the list and the discounts are up to 50% off!!!

I have to give you fair warning, the items are "while supplies last" and if are a Stampin' Up regular, you know that I'm not kidding when I say, that you should not wait to get the items you want!

 
 

This retiring products list contains items from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. Products will no longer be available after May 31, 2017.

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Its that time of year again- Graduation

Well, I haven't stamped for a few days, so therefore, I haven't had anything to post on my blog.

But, today, I took some time to make a special graduation card for my bff's daughter, Brianna. Brianna is "over the top" brilliant and beautiful, so I had to design a card to match Brianna's beauty and brains. No small feat, I tell you.

She just recently graduated from High Point University, where the school colors are purple and white. I had to combined all the aspects above and also make sure it included purple, plus, it had to "look" like a graduation card.

I decided on the Birthday Blossoms stamp set. I pulled it off the shelf and realized that I really hadn't used this set much. I don't know why- its such a pretty set with some great sentiments, any of which would have worked great with this graduation card.

But, as I mentioned, it had to "look" like a graduation card. So, how was I going to incorporate "graduation" on a card stamped with flowers?

Well, I pulled out one of my favorite retired alphabet sets- "Varsity Letters" which is perfect for anything related to "school" wording, and....

Here's what happened:

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Purple, High Point University, beautiful and smart- everything pulled together quite nicely, I think.

This card does remind me of the graduate- bright, sparkly and all around amazing!

Yes, there is glitter on this card, as well as a few shiny rhinestones.

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I used shimmery white cardstock (of course;) to hold up to the watercoloring that I did with blender pens and drops of ink from the ink refill bottles.

Here's a little peek at the inside of the card. I had already written a personal message, so I didn't photograph it completely open. The verse inside says: "She believed she could... so she did." And that's exactly what this highly accomplished graduate did!

You'll find this verse included in one of the new stamps sets in the upcoming, new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 catalog.

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If you think I'm exaggarating about Brianna's beauty and brains... here's a picture to prove its the truth- she gets it from her momma, for sure.. and I get to be in the middle of the "beauty sandwich."

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It was a wonderful celebration of a sweet and sassy, over the top, on her way to bigger and better things, graduate.

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When I handed Brianna her card this evening, she said " I can't wait to see what you came up with, for my card." I sure hope she loves her card as much as I loved creating it just for her.

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A one of a kind card, for a one of a kind graduate. Congratulations again, Brianna!

I hope you all enjoyed visiting today and I'm glad I was able to share this special graduation card with you.

Until the next time..

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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Creative Card Fold: Triple Fold Drop Down Card, Featuring the Garden in Bloom stamp set

Hello everyone! Today, I'm featuring a new card fold for you all to try. Its called the Triple Fold Drop Down Card.

Its really fun and pretty easy to create. I've used the Garden in Bloom, 2-step stamp set to design this unique card. The Garden in Bloom works great with this fold, because there is a nice variety of stamps in several different sizes. I used the stamps to stamp on each element of the drop down card.

Here's what it looks like from the front. Looks pretty normal, huh?

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But, then when you open it... voila!

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The colors I used are, peek a boo peach, calypso coral, pacific point, pear pizazz and early espresso inks. I have complete instructions on my You Tube video, attached at the end of this post. You'll find all the colors and measurements there as well.

Here's a close up of the two step stamping, which is simply, layering one stamp over another, in a different color to create dimension. Plus, I've added some tiny pearl jewels to the middle of the flowers. I love those tiny little pearls!

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It's so fun to create a unique and unexpected element to a card, especially when its a creative fold!

Here's a look at the card, both opened and closed:

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So, gather up your stamps, cardstock and inks, and give this unique fold a try!

I'm glad you stopped by today. I hope you learned something new.

Don't forget to watch the complete instructions on my video, below. If you enjoy it, please "like", comment, share or subscribe to my You Tube channel, if you wish.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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