Cards - All Occasions

#1 Stampers Team Christmas Party & a Sneak Peek

We had such a great time last weekend at our #1 Stampers team party. I love getting together with my team and enjoying each others company. We also did a little bit of stamping and swapping as well as exchanged some amazing hand stamped gifts!

We played a cute grab bag game to determine who got which gift.

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Notice the little tag on Teresa's gift? Its a darling little panda from a new Sale a Bration set coming in January!

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Teresa received some chocolate and some beautifully stamped Christmas cards, made by Lori Wiest.

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These are a few of the cards that Lori Wiest made for her gift exchange:

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Kathy's gift came wrapped in this gorgeous stamped paper by Sue Brennan.

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The amazing work of art that was inside that pretty paper.... Sue Brennan really out did herself creating the awesome gift!

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Darlene Christian was the artist that designed these matching coasters and candles for the lucky recipient.

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I designed this gift bag with punched red glimmer paper circles and a tag made with the Tags and Trimmings stamp set. I didn't make a hand stamped gift, however, inside were stamps and goodies from the upcoming NEW Occasions Catalog!

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We played some super fun games and had a snowball fight to win prizes. I think this was the favorite game that night.

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I also had the girls tear a Christmas Tree behind their backs. The best tree won a prize. I also gave a prize to the tree that wasn't the best ;) Here are some of the trees. Unfortunately neither the best or worst trees are in this photo. Not sure where they ran off to...

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We also had a cool make n take with a new stamp set and accessories from the soon to be released Occasions Catalog 2018.

Lori is assembling her cute card before our next game.

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This set is called Bubble Over and you'll be able to order it in January. Check out the designer paper, the new sequin emboss folfder, the clear bubbles and the self adhesive sequins- yes, you'll be able to order those soon too!

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Such a wonderful night with these fun and fabulous women. I'll have the swaps and some amazing cards to share later this week, so be sure to check back.

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Until the next time...

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Eclipse Technique Valentine Card

It may be a little early for Valentines Day cards, but I couldn't resist playing around with this popular new technique that I have been waiting to try. The eclipse technique is so very cool and super easy.

If you are attending card class this week, we will be making an eclipse card, so you're in luck!

For this card, I used the "This Little Piggy" stamp set and the new Stampin' Blends Markers. Of course it wouldn't be an eclipse technique without the main product... the Large Letters Framelit Dies.

The card base is real red 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card, Quilted Christmas designer paper is cut 5 1/4" x 4 and the whisper white is 5" x 3 3/4".

How stinkin' cute is this little piggy!?

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All I did was stamp the image with the tuxedo black Memento ink pad, onto whisper white cardstock, and colored it in with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers, in pink pirouette, old olive and daffodil delight. I then cut the X and O out with the Big Shot and Large Letters Framelits dies.

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Next, I mounted my whisper white cardstock onto my card- and attached the die cut X and O (in the cut out spaces) with mini dimensionals.

Don't forget the inside:

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Thats it! Super simple.

I hope my card class attendees will love the card I have for them this week- its also Valentine related.

Thanks for stopping by today...

Until the next time....

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Stampin' Up! Convention - Part 3 Gathering Together to Give Thanks

One of the best parts of the Stampin' Up! Convention is getting together with friends from all over the country. Most of us only see each other once or twice a year, so its a big, fun reunion when we get together.

We have an awesome Stampin Up Advisory Board Alumni dinner for all of the amazing demonstrators who were honored to serve on Stampin' Up's advisory board throughout the years.

This year, top demonstrators gathered together to "Give Thanks" and enjoy each others company.

Of course we always have a swap, and this years theme was "Thank you" cards. We also had fall themed favors and one of our alumni, Julie Salva, blessed us with an inspirational message.

These are the favors that my friend Cindy Baughman made. Inside were delicious chocolate covered pretzels.

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Myself, Cindy and Linda Bauwin are AB sisters and great friends. We love this special event during the Stampin' Up Convention.

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As I mentioned there is always a special swap especially for this group. Here's a photo of many of the swaps from these talented women.

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I also received this special gift from my Advisory Board sister, Kay Smith from Canada. You can view Kays blog here. Its an Acetate Card Box, filled with beautiful "note" cards.

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Aren't they gorgeous? I was so excited with my special gift- thanks again, Kay!

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This is one event that I definitely look forward to. This is a photo of all the amazing demonstrators who attended this special dinner. So blessed to be a part of this group of women.

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I'm already looking forward to our next get together!

Thanks for visiting today.

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Stampin Up "Thank You" card using the "You Move Me" stamp set

Once again I am coming to you from the Stampin Up Convention in SLC Utah. This time I have a swap that I made for our Stampin Up Advisory Board Alumni Dinner. This group of elite women are top demonstrators from all over the country!

The theme was "Thank you" cards for our amazing customers!

I wanted to use something sparkly and bright and with a unque fold. So, I chose the "You Move Me" stamp set, because I love the big, bold images in this set. I also used the ever so yummy, Foil Frenzy designer paper. This paper has my name written all over it!

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The colors used are berry burst and tangerine tango. They work beautifully together with the lemon lime twist in the Foil Frenzy designer paper. The Ombre Glitter Dots look great as the "body" of the butterfly.

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But the best part, is the surprise fold in the middle of the card...

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The dimensions of the pieces are as follows: Berry Burst: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Tangerine Tango: 8" x 3"- fold it in half. Whisper white: 3 3/4" x 2 3/4". You will need 2 pieces of the whisper white- one for the inside and one for the outside. The Foil Frenzy strips are: 1" x 4"- you will need 2 of these as well.

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I hope my Advisory Board sisters love their bright and shiny, "thank you" swap!

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I thank you for visiting today.

Until the next time...

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Stampin Up Snowman Chum

As I mentioned this weekend, I was playing with the Seasonal Chums stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Tags framelits and I have another sweet card to share with you.

This time, its the adorable snowman image. I used some untraditional snowman colors- pink pirouette, melon mambo, pool party, wild wasabi and smoky slate because I wanted to be able to use if for a winter card and not necessarily a Christmas card. However, it would work just as perfectly for Christmas too.

I also used silver glimmer paper and the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the large pink pirouette circle, and the 2 1/4" circle punch for the silver circle.

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Ah, this snowman chum is so chubby and cute! The small snowflakes were also cut from the Seasonal Tags framelits set. For the snowflakes, I used dazzling diamonds glimmer paper. It sparkles just like a real snowflake would.

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A little bit of fine tip glue was used to give shine to the buttons, nose, eyes, berries and scarf. Its cool how the fine tip glue dries so clear and shiny!

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A few ombre glitter dots were attached to the middle of the small snowflakes. I love how they give the snowflakes color and dimension.

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I'm loving this new Soft Slate Gingham Ribbon, its so soft and pretty. I added a little sparkle with a rhinestone gem on the knot of the bow.

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The Cable Knit emboss folder has got to be one of my most favorite embossing folders. Its so realistic!

Don't forget the inside! Its says "You're Sweet"- I would have stamped it in pool party, but it was packed away in my class projects and I didn't feel like digging it out. lol

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And you guessed, it... just like the reindeer card from the last post- I used the back of the snowman on the back of the card of course.

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I think these soft colors work really well with this chubby snowman and cute little bunny, don't you?

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The snowman was attached with dimensionals and the snowflakes with our super sticky mini glue dots.

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I could stamp with this set all day long... I love the images and I love the framelits. So many cute possibilities!

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Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Z Card Fold

I've got another triple Z fold card to share with you today. I posted one last week made with a birthday stamp set, and today I'm using the Colorful Seasons Bundle to make a fall card.

I used the beautiful leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. This stamp set is a two step stamp set- which means the stamps are layered on top of each other in different colors to create shading and dimension.

If you'd like the measurements and a quick tutorial on how to make this fold- refer back to the card from last week - click here

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 A tip when stamping the large leaves- stamp the outline image first and then the solid image. I used pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry and pear pizzaz inks on this card.

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I added some fun embellishments too! Gold faceted gems, enamel shapes and gold metallic shapes.

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 I wanted to give the card the look of tree bark, so I added the Pinewood Plank emboss folder to add some detailed woodgrain dimesion to the top flap of the card. I love how it turned out.

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Its officially fall and I think this card is a perfect greeting for the season.

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Happy Fall y'all and thanks for stopping by!

Until the next time...

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