In Colors 2016-2017

Stampin Up Big On Birthdays greeting card

Here's a quick and cute card made with the Big On Birthdays stamp set in the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog.

This is one of the cards we made at our last #1 Stampers Meeting. The Big On Birthdays set is a great stamp set to use as the main focal point on a birthday card. The greetings are so big and so fun that you don't really need any other stamps to accompany your design.

I used the the fun colors of emerald envy and watermelon wonder. Watermelon wonder will be retiring soon, so be sure to stock up on the cardstock and re-inkers before they are gone.


The emerald envy ribbon and enamel shapes really stand out on this bright and cheery birthday card.

Of course I had to add the new Falling Petals emboss folder in the background. I love how the embossing gives the card some texture and dimension.

I appreciate you visiting my blog today. Be sure to keep checking back for more creative ideas!

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Stampin' Up! Perfect Mix stamp set

Here is a card we made at card class recently. Its made with the Perfect Mix stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

I got this idea from another demonstrator, Brian King. I liked the simplicity of the card. I did change the colors and add the star and Sparkle embossed background from the original card.


I colored the measuring spoons with dapper denim ink. I used a blender pen dipped in the lid of the dapper denim inkpad. I colored the inside of the spoons with the same color, but did them after I colored the outside of the spoons, so that the color would be softer.

I think the colors, dapper denim, cherry cobbler and delightful dijon look great with the neutral of the sahara sand ink and cardstock panel.

Quick and easy and ready to send to a favorite friend.

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Card Class Card- Special Reason Stamp set

I want to share a quick card that we made at my Card Class last week. I used the Special Reason stamp set and Stylish Stems coordinating dies.

I also used whisper white, mint macaron, and rich razzleberry cardstocks and inks. The paper behind the diecut flower is the beautiful Blooms and Bliss designer series paper.


This birthday card was super easy to design and I love the peek a boo window that the flower framelit forms on this card.

I also used the Petal Burst emboss folder and the Classic Label punch to punch out the greeting, which I trimmed on the right side to be in line with the edge of the card.

The ladies at card class loved the look and the quick and easy way this card went together.

I hope you all like it as well!

Thanks again for stopping by my blog today.

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Birthday Trip and an Unexpected Birthday Card

I want to share a few beautiful photos of the trip to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh that we took on my birthday. My two friends, Lori, BJ and I have been to Phipps in the past, but never at Christmas.

The gardens are decorated and lit with stunning displays of flowers and lights for the holidays. Its just breath-taking in person.

The photos are pretty, but it should really been seen in person to really appreciate the beauty.

This is the what it looks like as you enter the Conservatory.


The snowman is made of a bunch of white hydrangeas.


We had to get a few selfies while we were there!


Rows and rows of Poinsettias.

 Rows and rows of Christmas Trees. I think this was the birthday girl chair...



Very cool outdoors displays as well.


These were some of my favorites.



We even witnessed a proposal on the other end of this archway.


Check out these super cool tubes that lit our pathway.


Pink Poinsettia heaven.

One last photo of one of the beautiful trees and an ice skating reindeer.


It was a fun trip and my friends even took me to dinner afterward. If you are in the Pittsburgh area from now thru January 11th, stop by Phipps Conservatory to get a first hand look at the gorgeous displays while they are still up.

 Meanwhile, back at home... I received this birthday card in the mail from Shannon West. Shannon works at Stampin' Up's! home office in Riverton, Utah. The most amazing thing about getting this card is that Shannon actually had a heart attack on my birthday and still managed to get this card to me a few days later. Unbelievable. Shannon is okay and doing well, I'm happy to report. This is even one of my favorite birthday stamps in the Stampin' Up! catalog. Marque Messages- how did she know?


She even took time to write a sweet note:


I hope YOU are doing well Shannon and I'm so thankful that you were able to celebrate Christmas at home with your family.

I'm glad you all stopped by my blog today... I hope you enjoyed seeing photos of my little trip to Phipps.

Come back tomorrow,  for a sneak peek of the New Occasions Catalog which debuts on January 4th.

Until then,

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Merriest Wishes Shaker Gift Card Holder

Today I want to share the bonus card that we made at Kim's Card Class this month.

Its a shaker card that is also a gift card holder. I used the Merriest Wishes stamp set and Merry Tags Framelit dies to make the shaker ornament on the card.

The cardstock and ink colors are soft sky and sweet sugarplum and they compliment each other so perfectly. The reason I chose these colors is because the new Fancy Frost sequins are made up of these colors along with a coppery gold colored sequin.


The sequins give this card a shiny holiday touch and are fun to shake!


This is a normal 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card. We made it into a gift card holder by simply adding a 2" x 5 1/2" inch strip of soft sky cardstock, attached at the sides and bottom. The top of the strip is adhesive free so that the gift card can be inserted. I used a 1" circle punch to add the 1/2 circle slip.


Here's a few tips as to how to make a the shaker ornament. ( this is actually a different color ornament, but its assembled the exact same way as the one on this shaker card) First attach a circle of window sheet ( I cut the window sheet with the Layering Circles dies) to the back of the ornament. The circle cut into the ornament was done with the Merriest Wishes die set. I attached the window sheet with snail adhesive.


Next, add the Stampin' Up foam adhesive strip, around the inside cirlce. Then add the sequins before the protective paper is removed from the foam strip.


Finally I used a 1 3/4" circle punch to punch a circle from whisper white cardstock. Remove the protective paper from the foam strip and attach the 1 3/4" circle to enclose the shaker ornament.

The foam adhesive strips make creating shaker cards a breeze. They are so easy to work with!


I hope I've inspired you to make some fun shaker cards of your own.

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Card Class Sneak Peek

Ready for a quick sneek peek of one of the cards that we will be making this week at Kim's Card Class?

This Christmas card was made with the Foxy Friends stamp set. This stamp set is super awesome. It not only is made to stamp a fox, but also a variety of animals with the same stamps. I've posted a racoon and a fox on my blog a few months ago, but today I've made a reindeer with this adorable set.

Oh my gosh, I think the reindeer is darling! I first stamped the trees in mint macaron ink onto mint macaron cardstock. The reindeer is stamped on white shimmer paper in crumb cake and tip top taupe inks.


I also used the "Labeler Alphabet" to stamp the greeting. Once you try this alphabet set, you'll wonder how you lived without it. There are so many cool possibilities.

Its not a great photo, but if you look close you can see a little shimmer from the white shimmer paper. I used it to play off the sparkle in the gold glimmer paper.


I'm excited to see all my friends at class this week and I hope they love this card as much as I do.

Check back later in the week for more creations from Kim's Card Class.

Until then...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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