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Stampin Up "A Good Day" stamp set

Oh this stamp set is so adorable! I also bought the cute little mini embroidery hoops that go with this darling stamp set. Oh my gosh, so stinkin' cute!

So, I made up some cards for my directs on my team. Directs are the people who signed up with Stampin Up directly under me. I love these girls to the moon and back. I wanted to send them a "just because" card with a little surprise inside, and this is the set that I chose to use to make all their cards.

I didn't stop there tho, I had to make more and more cards with this set. The new tiny scallop punches go perfectly with this set as well.

First I will show you the card I made for my team. I used the little bunny from the set, because its so sweet, just like the girls that I sent these cards to. :)


I used pink pirouette and sweet sugar plum cardstocks as well as whisper white. The sweet sugar plum products as well as all the 2016-2018 In Colors,  will retire in May, so get them now, before they are sold out!

For the background, I used the new "Scattered Sequins" emboss folder in the Occasions Catalog 2018.


The Mini Embroidery Hoops come in two sizes- this is the smaller of the two. I also used the two new scallop punches to layer under the bunny, as well as a gold foil doily. I added the In Color enamel shapes and the new silver twine for a small bow at the top of the hoop. The shimmery strips are the new Myths and Magic washi tape from the Occasions Catalog.


Here's a bunch of them, ready to be mailed.



So, after I made those, I made this one...


I basically used the same supplies, but this one has the larger of the two hoops and the Wood Textures designer paper for the background.


The bunny is colored with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers in ivory, crumb cake, pink pirouette and rich razzleberry.

I also used the Triple Banner punch to cut the tails on the sweet sugar plum banners.


I attached the bow with a glue dot and the hoops were attached with Multi purpose liquid glue. Glue dots could be used to attach the hoop as well.


I love how they turned out. This would even make a sweet Easter Card too!

Wait until you see the other cards I made with this set- I will be featuring them this week. They are even cuter- if that's possible!

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Simple, Southern Serenade Sympathy

Today I'm sharing a Southern Serenade sympathy card. I like to keep sympathy cards fairly simple, so this set worked perfectly for that reason.

The two main colors are the pool party and old olive Stampin Blends alcohol markers. I used a touch of bermuda bay light to shade the flowers as well. That's really all the color this simple card needed.


I love that the Southern Serenade stamp set comes with a beautiful lace background stamp. I inked it in pool party for the background and stamped the flower over it in memento black ink.


I added a few pearl jewels to the middle of the flowers for dimension.

The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, one of my "go to" sentiment stamp sets.


I hope you like this super simple, duplicatable card.

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Stampin' Up Barn Door Stamps and Dies

I have some fun cards to share with you today, made with the new Stampin' Up Barn Door Bundle.

Its such a fun set to play with. I've created 3 different designs and one of them we will make at Card Class this week. Yay!

The first card is also made with the " This Little Piggy" stamp set. I thought it would be fun to put the piggy in the barn. It works perfectly with this set. I will post a Stampin' Up video below, showing just how to make a barn door card with the Barn Door Bundle. So scroll to the bottom of this post to see it.

The cardstock that I used is whisper white and basic black and also the Woodgrain Designer Series paper. The inks are smoky slate, crumb cake, pink pirouette, and the memento black pad.


I colored in the pig with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I used both the smoky slate and pink pirouette sets of markers.

If you watch the video below, you will also get a list of the "behind the scenes" items that were used to put this card together. I will also post the supply list below.


I used the Stampin Write water based markers to color directly on the wreath stamp in crumb cake, pink pirouette and basic black.

How cool is this? The door slides back and forth to reveal the message. The whisper white piece that has the pig/message stamped on it is 41/4" x 2 1/2". The card base is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  The door is cut out with a framelit from the barn door set.



This is the card that we will be making at Card Class this week:


I hope the card class girls like it!


The colors are whisper white, crumb cake and basic black- same for the inks as well as cherry cobbler. I also used the Hardwood Background stamp for the card base. Same measurements as above.


I colored the wreath, the same way as above... using the early espresso and cherry cobbler Stampin' Write markers.



It's so fun to slide the door back and forth!


Here are both cards:


And slide...


One last quick card that I made while I had extra pieces to use up...


The inks on the sign, greeting and flowers are dapper denim, calyso coral and marina mist.



Hope you liked my Barn Door Trio! And don't forget, its SALE A BRATION (click on brochure on my side bar) For Every $50 order, you will receive a FREE Sale a bration item!

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Click on the video to view the details of putting together a Barn Door Card:


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Magical Day and a Bit of Brusho

Oh my goodness. I had so much fun creating this mermaid card today. I went a little wild and over the top, but, that's the way I roll.

The Magical Day stamp set and coordinating Magical Mates dies are absolutely fabulous! You may have passed this set by in the Occasions catalog, thinking its just for kids. But, I'm here to tell you, first of all, YES, the kids in your family will absolutely LOVE receiving cards made with this set, and secondly, YOU will love making cards and scrapbook pages with this charming suite. The stamps, dies, designer paper, glimmer paper and washi tape- they all coordinate and look amazing together!

So, here's the card. There is something else super cool about this card, that I will point out, in a minute. Are you seeing it?


Did you notice the turquoise and the iridescent glimmer paper? Its from the new Myths and Magic glimmer paper pack. So, I thought it would be cool to try the new Brusho on the iridescent glimmer paper! It turned out so cool. I sprinkled 5-6 shakes of the Prussian Blue Brusho onto the dry glimmer paper. I then spritzed it with water a few times from about 8" away. Then, I took a paper towel and sopped up the excess water. Viola! It looks awesome! You saw it HERE FIRST folks. Can't wait to play with the brusho on glimmer paper with more colors as well.



I cut the waves and the mermaids with the Magical Mates dies. I didn't want the waves lined up perfectly straight, so I offset them a little. The Mermaids were colored with the Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers.


I used silver emboss powder to emboss the Magical day greeting and cut it out with the dies.


Can you see the little Clear Glitter Epoxy bubble's?

I added a bunch.. I love these little bubbles. So perfect for under the sea.

I adore these little mermaids. I couldn't decide if I liked the blonde, brunette or redhead better, so I used all three!


I used a LOT of ribbon on this card. I wanted to tie in all the sparkly colors of the card with the ribbon colors.


I kept the inside very simple... as the outside was so over the top.


This card sparkles and glitters from every angle. I wish you could see it in person.


I used so many dimensionals on this super layered up, magical card. I think I set a record.


Three little Mermaids wishing you a Magical Day. It doesn't get much better than that.


I hope you, go back a take a look at the Magical Day stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. *link on sidebar* Its not just for kids (who by the way, think this is the best set ever!) its for us big people too!


I'll have more Brusho creations for you later this week. So stop back again!

Until the next time...

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Happy New Year- Celebrate with a paper lantern card!

I'm sharing a New Year's card that we made at Card Class. Its made with the "Color Me Happy" stamp set, which is a limited edition set. Available "while supplies last."

The paper lanterns in this set were a perfect backdrop for a celebration, like New Year's Eve.

All images were stamped in the Memento Black ink and colored with the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.


We used the calypso coral and pool party Stampin' Blends markers to color the paper lanterns. The word Celebrate was stamped in bermuda bay ink and punched out with the Classic Label punch.


The black rhinestones add some dimension and shine. Get those before they retire at the end of this month! I was sure hoping they would stay, but alas, they are being retired... ugh. I also added dimension with the Oh My Stars emboss folder on the bermuda bay cardstock.

Its a fun way to say "Happy New Year" to all your friends and family via US mail. :)

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She thought she could... so she did- Another Eclipse Technique card

Well, its not a Christmas card that I'm posting on the day before Christmas, but a congratulatory card that I made for a sweet friend.

I've been so busy preparing for Christmas Eve and Christmas day, that I haven't had a chance to post on my blog!

I made this card a couple of weeks ago and wanted to wait to share it, until my friend received it. So, today, is the day.

Its a card that I made with the "This Little Piggy" stamp set. I again used the Eclipse Technique for this special card.

I had this idea in my head and couldn't wait to get it on paper. My friend accomplished something great, so I wanted to celebrate her achievement.

"Yay" was what came to mind... so thats what I spelled out with the Large Letters Framelit dies.


I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with our New Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

I love how it turned out.

To learn how I did the Eclipse Technique, click here to see an earlier post, explaining the technique.


I used the pink pirouette light and dark markers as well as the pool party and the light rich razzleberry marker to color in the images. I also added some dazzling diamonds glitter with a thin swipe of the fine tip glue pen and patted it with my finger.

Of course, I can't forget the inside!


The cardstock colors are whisper white, pink pirouette and sweet sugar plum. I think my friend liked the card- she said it brightened her day!


Although this isn't a Christmas card, I would like to wish you all a blessed Christmas and hope you are celebrating with lots of family and friends.

Until the next time...

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