Quick and Easy

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!?


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.


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:


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...

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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!


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.


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


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.


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



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Stampin Up Tags and Trimmings Holly Berry Card


I love holly berries, the color, the pointed leaves and the round shiny berries, just make me smile. The stamp set, Tags and Trimmings has the perfect variety of berries and holly, plus a whole lot more.

We made this card at Kim's Card Class last week. Its so simple and pretty. I used a color of ink that I don't use very often- rose red- its a perfect mix of red and pink and I thought it would be a interesting departure from the typical real red for the berries.

I used wild wasabi for the holly leaves, as it compliments the rose red, perfectly.


I also used the delicate and beautiful, Holly emboss folder on whisper white cardstock, for the background. Ahhh... I'm totally gaga over this emboss folder!


The Starburst punch fits perfectly inside the 2 1/4" circle punch. The jagged edges of the whisper white look so cool against the old olive circle. I also punched out the berries with the 3/4" circle punch and popped them up with dimensionals.


Sweet and simple hollies all around this humble Christmas greeting card. Perfect for those of you who need to make multiples for all of your friends and family this holiday season.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Christmas Around the World- Stampin Up Designer Paper

I'm sharing a quick and easy card with you today. Its very simple, but its very cute a colorful.

The stamp that I used is the Watercolor Christmas stamp set. This set also coordinates with the Watercolor Christmas Project kit that I posted a few weeks ago. I love the font used for the greetings in this set.

I framed the greeting with a die from the Layering Squares framelit set in always artichoke cardstock. The scallop square makes the greeting so charming.


The Christmas Around the World Designer Paper really is super cute! The patterns in this paper pack, are everything that you would want for Christmas- including nutcrackers and christmas treats. This card has the traveling vehicles pattern, which is so awesome!

I also used the new Red Tinsel Ribbon to add a little sparkle and attached it with a glue dot. I stuck with traditional Christmas colors for this card: cherry cobbler, old olive and always artichoke. They blend perfectly with the designer paper.


Well, thats the quick card of the day. I hope you enjoyed it!

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A Cute Gift Idea using the Smitten Mitten Bundle

I've got a super cute little favor or gift idea to share with you today. We made these adorable jars, filled with hot chocolate and marshmallows, at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class.

I used the Quilted Christmas designer paper to decorate the lid. The 2 1/4" circle punch, was the perfect size for the top.

The tiny little mittens were stamped on blushing bride cardstock with real red ink. We die cut them with the coordinating Many Mittens Framelits.


These are little jelly jars that I purchased at Wal Mart. Perfect for 2 heaping spoonfuls of hot chocolate and a bunch of marshmallows on top. I also used the 1" and the 1 1/4" circle punches for the greeting on the top of the lid.


I die cut 2 sets of mittens and glued them front and back. Some white bakers twine is attached between the two mittens with tear tape, so that the mittens dangle off of the jar.


I also used a strip of tear tape around the outside of the lid, then attached the powder pink ribbon the whole way around the lid and tied it in a knot.


Super simple and very festive for the holidays. I hope you'll give it a try!

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Stampin Up Clear Tiny Gift Boxes

Another one of the projects we did at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class is a cute 2x2 acetate gift box.

We made two different ones actually, but I am going to share one of the boxes with you today.

The box was filled with Ghirardelli Chocolates wrapped in 3" x 1 1/2" strips of Quilted Christmas designer paper.


I used the Bow Builder Punch for the sparkly red glimmer paper ribbon on top.


All the chocolates wrapped in pretty designer paper.


A sweet little gift to use as a favor on Christmas, or give as a small gift to co-workers, neighbors, classmates and friends.


So cute, I love it!

Thanks for visiting today!

Until the next time...

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