Engagement Cards

Petal Palette and Stampin' Blends

One of the first sets that I ordered from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog was the Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating dies. This set is not only lovely, but comes with some wonderful greetings and verses.

I have actually used these greetings many times with other stamp sets, because they are so perfect for many occasions.

For this card I also used the Petal Passion designer paper. This paper is all black and white and so beautiful. It goes with every color of the rainbow! The patterns are gorgeous as well.

I first stamped my roses in memento black ink, and then colored them in with the Stampin Blends Alcohol markers. I used the rich razzleberry light and dark, pink pirouette dark, and old olive light and dark markers.

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I punched a hole in the designer paper with the 2 1/4" circle punch and mounted the roses over the hole with dimensionals. A strip of the new Myths and Magic glimmer paper in lemon lime twist adds some sparkle.

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Check out the new Glitter and Clear Epoxy shapes on the rose petals. I thought I would use them as "dew" on the petals.

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The black and white designer paper really makes the color of the roses "pop." I am loving this paper more and more, each time I use it.

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Sweet and simple on the inside, for the bride and groom.

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Check out the Petals Palette bundle in the Occasions Catalog- link on sidebar,(2nd catalog down) or below in the product list. There is so much more to this bundle than you see here. I think it will be one of your favorites as well.

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Big Shot
$110.00

Stampin Up Amazing Congratulations

What a cool 3 step stamp set, I must say. The Amazing Congratulations stamps are made to layer and blend together as you stamp them.

I used 3 colors for the word "congratulations." The colors are dark to light, dapper denim, bermuda bay and marina mist.

This card is super simple. It doesn't need a lot of embellishments, because the color layering does all the talking!

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I started with the dapper denim outline stamp and filled in with the other two colors. I found it so much easier to line up this way. I also found that if I focus on lining up the full letters only, it goes together really well.

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Check out that beautiful marbled background. I used the Marble background stamp, inked in marina mist and stamped on marina mist for a tone on tone look. A small Enamel Shape in dapper denim tops off the greeting.

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That's it. Super quick and super special.

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Another Eclipse Technique Valentine Card

I'm in the midst of baking, wrapping, stamping, crafting and cleaning for Christmas, so why not throw in a Valentine card while I'm at it!

I am totally in LOVE with the Eclipse Technique and I have been making a few cards for Valentines day and for a couple of my friends using this unique technique.

You will definitely want to try this and you will definitely need the Large Letters Framlit dies to pull it off.

I also used the Bloomin' Love stamp set for this lovely card.

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The whisper white cardstock was stamped with the heart in real red and the flowers in rose red ink. Then I placed the Large Letters Framlit dies over top of the images and cut the word LOVE out with the Big Shot.

I then attached the whisper white cardstock onto the card, and attached the letters in the cut out holes with mini dimensionals.

It helps to attach basic black cardstock behind the letters. It gives in more contrast and depth.

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I added a few rhinestones for sparkle. This could also be used for a wedding, anniversary, engagement or bridal shower as well.

I've got another really cute eclipse card to share, but I want to make sure that my friend received it before I post.

Stop back again soon- I have more crafty crafts that I will be posting this week.

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Big Shot
$110.00

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.

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Big Shot
$110.00

#1 Stampers Meeting, Make n Takes & Team Swaps

One of my favorite things about my Stampin Up business is getting together and stamping with friends, especially my downline team members. We share business tips, stamping ideas, swaps and also have yummy snacks and fun door prizes during our get togethers.

This month Teresa Fisher shared a make n take project with us using the Magical Mermaid stamp set. Her sample was gorgeous. Unfortunately I messed mine up and ended up coming home and having to re-do my card. However, I did use the same colors and cardstocks of Teresas and I loved the colors she chose. Bermuda bay, berry burst and tempting turquoise. The colors really look magical together.

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 It was Teresas idea to color the ends of the hair in bermuda bay. How cool is that? I love it!

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This is a photo of some of my team from the meeting that night. I remembered to get a photo after most of the girls had already left. Next time, I will have to tie a string around my finger or something, so I remember to get photos early. By the way, that's cute little Teresa to the left of me, in the white sweater.

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I also wanted to take time to share of few of the amazing swaps that the girls created. The theme was fall cards and the girls did a fabulous job as usual.

Card made by: Tonya Beatty

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Card made by: Kayla Cole

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Card made by: Jamie Bartley

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Card made by: Alyssa Trunzo

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Card made by: Mary Ann Hazlett

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Card made by: Lori Wiest

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I hope you enjoyed all the fabulous cards. Here's one more photo from the meeting... Alyssa and I hamming it up.

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Of course I had to bring them all gifts from Thailand too!

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Valentines Day Cards

I promised to post some of the Valentines that I made and that I received from other demonstrators around the country. I hosted and was part of a few swaps with several of my demonstrator friends and I received some really great cards.

I've picked out some of my favorites to share with you. I will post a few today and a few tommorrow.

The first one is made by Tonya Beatty. Tonya is a very talented demonstrator on my team. I love how she used the tiny envelopes from the Sealed with Love Bundle. Check out the new tiny paper clips- they come in three different colors. Aren't they so cute!

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This card was made by my friend, Dawn Griffith. She's one of my favorite stampers for sure. This cute card fold is everywhere- and very popular. I actually received 3 cards in my various swaps, with this same fold! I also posted a Cool Treats card with this fold last week. You can check out Dawn's blog here.

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This adorable card was made by Shari Lackey. I love all the beautiful layers on this Happy Valentines Day card.

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Another one of my very favorite Valentine cards, was made by Patsy Waggoner. The Sending Love designer paper, says love, love, love and I sure do love this card. Patsy actually set up my blog for me. You can click here to visit Patsy's blog.

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Last but not least, I've got a valentine card that was made by me. I used Foxy Friends stamp set and the Fox Builder punch to make a sweet little raccoon for this special valentine.

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I hope you enjoyed all the pretty hand stamped "love" cards. I'll post more tomorrow, so be sure to stop back.

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