Masculine Cards

How to make a Quick and Easy Waterfront stamp set card

The Waterfront stamp set in the Occasions Catalog is simply amazing. It really doesn't look like much in the catalog, but its one of the easiest and most VERSITILE stamp sets that I've ever used!

This really makes beautiful scenery cards with little to no effect. The separate stamp images can be used in so many ways to create any setting you can imagine. There is water, mountains trees, sky, cottage, sun/moon, splatter and a variety of verses.

I almost didn't buy it, but once I saw all the amazing cards that people were creating with it, I had to get it for myself.

This is a simple card that we made at Kim's Card Class. The ladies loved it! We made 3 cards each of this same design and it literally took all of 10 minutes.

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When you find yourself in need of a masculine card, this set is absolutely perfect for that too. You can use it in so many ways, beach, woods, mountains etc.. so you never have to make the same scene twice!

I stamped the mountains in crumb cake ink, twice, and over lapped them. It actually gives them more depth to overlap. The trees and grass are in tranquil tide ink, and the water is soft sky and marina mist. The log cabins are stamped in chocolate chip ink as well as the verse.

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For the sun, I used so saffron, then I punched it out with the 3/4 " circle punch and used a sponge dauber dipped in peek a boo peach ink, to sponge around the outside of the circle. Its difficult to see in the photo, but I added some clear Wink of Stella to the sun and water to add shimmer.

The background paper is from the new True Gentleman designer paper in the Occasions Catalog. It has the perfect colors and patterns for a masculine card.

I'll be designing with this set a lot more- can't wait to make a beach scene!

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Magical Day Birthday Card

Today I'm sharing a quick birthday card with the Magical Day stamp set and coordinating Myths and Magic designer paper. There's also a peek of gold embossing on the greeting banner.

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My favorite part of the card is the raised embossing and the shimmer of the designer series paper. I stamped the lemon lime twist cardstock with bermuda bay ink and added sponging around the greeting banner.

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The Myths and Magic glimmer paper adds some fun sparkle to the fun birthday card.

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The bermuda bay chevron ribbon adds just the right touch to the knight and shining armour- dragon slayer, birthday card.

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Bubbling Over with Happiness

I almost forgot to share one of the cute cards that we made during the Stampin' Up Convention in SLC.

Its made with the Bubble Over stamp set and coordinating Bottles and Bubbles framelit dies.

This is a super cute set, with tons of stamps and even more dies, to create a whole bunch of cool possibilities.

How cool is this set??

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Do you know what else is great about this set? The coordinating Bubbles and Fizz designer paper, can be yours, FREE with a $50 order. In fact, during Sale a Bration, for every $50 you spend, you'll get to choose something for FREE out of the Sale a bration Brochure! *Click on the Sale a Bration brochure on my sidebar, to view.

How about that straw? Its part of the framelit set as well. Those awesome glitter "bubbles" are the new Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes in the new Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog. Perfect for pop bottle "fizz."

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I can't wait to make more fun and unique cards with this set and with the Bubbles and Fizz paper. I'll be sure to share my creations with you too!

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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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Stampin Up Sale A Bration Begins- With an "Epic Celebration"

So much much to celebrate! The Stampin' Up! Sale A Bration promotion begins January 3rd- and its our biggest sale of the year!

Early January 3rd, the catalog will be listed on my blog, so you can just click to view it. The brand new Occasions Spring Catalog also debuts on January 3rd! If you don't have a hard copy, you'll be able to view it on my sidebar beginning January 3rd, 2018. So come back to see them! Both the Occasions Catalog and the Sale a bration Brochures are absolutely amazing!! So many cool, new products- you won't be disappointed!

I thought I would kick off Sale a Bration with one of the stamp sets featured in the Sale a bration Brochure. Its appropriately called "Epic Celebration." This set is FREE with a $50 purchase. In fact for every $50 purchase, an item from the Sale a Bration brochure can be chosen for FREE! There are 12 items to choose from and they are all fabulous!

This is a very cool stamp set for the kids or teens in your life, or for anyone who likes music, and fun!

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I used three bright and sassy colors for this card. Lemon lime twist, melon mambo and peek a boo peach, along with whisper white and basic black.

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I added the NEW Tutti Frutti Adhesive-backed sequins in coordinating colors. Yes, you heard that right- Adhesive-backed sequins! A dream come true! In the middle of the sequins, I added a new Glitter/Clear epoxy shape for sparkle. I made this card for a swap, so this is the only card that I added the epoxy shapes to, because I didn't have enough for 40 cards.

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I used a 1 3/8" circle punch to punch out the verse and popped it on with a dimensional.

Of course, this stamp set comes with a "You're Awesome" stamp which I used for the inside.

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The dimensions of this card are as follows: whisper white is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 - then fold it in half. The basic black is 5 x 3 3/4, the lemon lime twist, melon mambo and peek a boo peach strips are 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches.

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I love all the bright colors on this epic birthday card.

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Thats a lot of little strips to cut!

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I hope the other swappers like this awesome card as much as I do.

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Next, I'll be sharing a super, super, super cute Valentine card. So, be sure to stop back to see it!

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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!

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