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Stampin' Up! Festive Season- Getting ready for Christmas?

Well, its hard not to make Christmas cards, when I have all these fabulous new holiday stamps sets, sitting here waiting to be used!

I played around with the "Festive Season" and made some great "stitched" cards. Stitching is super popular right now and this set is so perfect for that. You'll need the coordinating "Festive Stitching" framlits as well. The framlits provide the holes for the stitching as well as all the shapes that match the stamps in the set.


I left some the the pierced holes without stitching. I really like the paper piercing look too. I also used the "Diagonal Stripe" background on this card. I think I use that background for just about everything. The greeting is from the "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set... ya.. I kind of use that set a lot as well. Check out the tiny pearl jewels and the cherry cobbler enamel accent in the middle of the ornament. I like how it gives the ornament some dimension and shine.


I used the new Bakers Twine Trio pack from the Holiday Catalog. It comes with 3 colors of twine, cherry cobbler, garden green and gold.


I ended up going "stitch crazy" once I broke open this set. I made a couple more cards with stitched accents, that I will share with you as well on another day.


I'm definitely NOT ready for Christmas yet, however, I really do enjoy making all the fun seasonal holiday cards!

If you haven't received a copy of the New Stampin' Up! Catalog and/or don't have a demonstrator, send me an email and I will put one in the mail for you!

Until the next time...

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Stampin' With Swirly Bird

I want to share a super sweet and quick card with you today. I used the "Swirly Bird" stamp set for this simple card..

I can't even begin to tell you how many times that I have used this set. It really is one of my most favorite sets ever. It doesn't look like much in the catalog- but once these stamps are in your hands, you won't be able to stop playing with it. It seriously has like a zillion possibilities!

Here it is: sweet and simple or simply sweet...


I used the same solid stamp that I used for the sun as I did for the soft sky clouds. I wanted them to look soft and fluffy so I stamped off once onto scratch paper before I stamped on the card.

I also used the "Thoughful Banners" stamp set for the greeting. Thats another one of my favorites- especially because its pretty much all "words."

No embellishments and only whisper white cardstock. That's pretty unusal for me... but I actually like the simplicity of it all.


That's it for today folks. Thank you all for taking a look.

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I have Foxy Friends

Have you seen the new "Foxy Friends" stamp set and coordinating " Fox Builder" punch?

Oh my goodness, this set is the cutest ever. Not only can we make foxes, but skunks and cats and raccoons and reindeer too.

I started out by making a gray fox for this "Congratulations" card.


Check out the adorable " A Little Foxy" designer paper. Totally cute! I used calypso coral cardstock to contrast against the smoky slate, basic black and basic gray colors of the fox.

The greeting is from the set, "Thoughtful Banners." I'm pretty sure that I use this greeting set on 90% of the cards that I make. It has everything needed in the way of greetings, and banners to boot!


I added the basic black bakers twine and topped it off with a star from the "Enamel Shapes" subtles collection.

I then added the punched pieces to the fox and attached them with glue dots to give them a slight lift and add dimension.


I love the multitude of possibilites associated with this stamp set and punch. I can't wait to make other animals with this versatile set- especially the skunk and raccoon.


And, its perfect for guys and gals. Gotta love a stamp set that accomodates both genders!


If you haven't checked out this set yet, you need to get on it. I have listed all the supplies below along with photos as usual.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Poppin' Pink Posies

Melon Mambo is my favorite Stampin' Up! color. I love the bright, deep pink shade of the ink and cardstock. It just makes me happy.

I have designed a few cards using the "Swirly Bird" stamp set, and stamping the flower swirl in melon mambo ink. I added the new peek a boo peach ink, cardstock and ribbon, as well as the new emerald envy ink and cardstock and cucumber crush ink. A few rhinestone jewels on the leaves give it a bit of sparkle.


I used all of the same products on this card, but switched out the emerald envy cardstock with melon mambo cardstock and the leaves are stamped in mint macaron and cucumber crush.


I used the same color scheme here as I did with the first card. I added the splatter in peek a boo peach ink and the greeting is from the "Tin of Cards" stamp set, stamped in basic black archival ink.


The terrific trio.


 I think this would be a great gift set for a teacher, sister, friend, neighbor or just about anyone.

Sweet and simple and so super cute!


I had such fun stampin' up these pink posies. I hope you enjoyed this trio of bright, happy and poppin' pink cards.

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Kim's Card Class- Featuring the New Stampin' Up Annual Catalog

It was so exciting to finally get to show off the new Stampin' Up! products at my stamp class this week. It was a full class and everyone was so happy to stamp using all the new, fun stamps and accessories.

Speaking of happy stampers, here's Michelle, Rebekah, and Sherree, all with huge smiles on their faces and fabulous stamps in their hands, having the time of their lives.


This card uses the "Fresh Fruit" stamp set with the strawberry image. This is a two step stamp set, which means that the pieces of the fruits are separated so that they can be stamped in different colors. The strawberry is separate from the stem, therefore, we stamped the strawberry in real red and the stem in wild wasabi. There is also an outline stamp for the berry. The outline around the strawberry is rose red and the stem outline is garden green. We also used the "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set and coordinating "Duet Punch" for the greeting on the card.


This card was a big hit at class. The "Pop of Paradise" is an adorable stamp set and ever so trendy right now.

We used melon mambo, cucumber crush and emerald envy inks on this one. Check out the new Ovals framelits- they showcase the proud flamingo beautifully.


Rebekah asked if she could design a card with the pineapple from the "Pop of Paradise" set, as well. She loves pineapples. Well, isn't that a coincidence.. I love pineapples too, Rebekah- especially PINK ones! What a cute card, don't you think?


This card was made with the "Swirly Bird" stamp set. You all know how much I love this set. I had to use it at my class for sure.

I stamped it in one of my favorite color combos, soft sky and perfect plum. The leaves are pear pizazz and old olive.


Last but not least... the "Moroccan Nights" stamp set was used to stamp this sparkly card. We used the stamping technique, glitter splatter, to sparkle it up. I had a quick tutorial on the glitter splatter technique a few days ago, so swing back a few posts and check it out if you missed it. The colors on this card are delightful dijon, elegant eggplant, cajun craze and dapper denim.


Here's the whole beautiful bunch.


One last photo. This is my friend Nancy, who drove over an hour with my friend Michelle K, to come stamp with us. I haven't seen them in forever and was thrilled they were able to make the trip!


Thanks to all my stamping friends for attending my first card class featuring the brand new catalog. It's always one of my favorite events, when I get to see all of you!

And thank YOU for stopping by my blog today. I hope that I've inspired you to make some of these great cards too!

Until the next time...

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Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad*
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Let's go fly a kite... Stampin' Up! style!

Its day two of the New Stampin Up Annual Catalog release. So, how long is your "wish list?" Oh my goodness, mine was quite the list. I was up at 6:30 am placing my highly anticipated order. I literally can not wait to get all my new fun stampin' stuff!

Until then, I have designed another great card with my favorite stamp set of the moment.. "Swirly Bird". This time I'm using the kite image. I love that the kite is a 2 piece stamp. I am able to stamp it in two different colors if I wish to do so.

This was so fun to make, that I may even use it for a swap I'm in. I really loved designing and making this happy card.


The ink colors, are two of the new "In Colors", peek a boo peach and sweet sugarplum. They look so great together.

I also used peek a boo peach, basic black and whisper white cardstock. The designer paper is from the new "Playful Palette" designer paper stack. I love the splatter on this piece- so much fun!

Here's a close up. The greeting is from the "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set. I've already used this set on almost every card I've made this week.


A few pearl jewels add dimension and make this a super cute and happy card.

And how about that yummy, peek a boo peach ruched ribbon? I just want to wrap myself up in it!


Don't forget the inside... can you see the sweet little flowers?

I really can't get enough of this set. The versatility is endless. I want to use it for everything, seriously!

So, are you sold on the "Swirly Bird" stamp set, yet? Go ahead, and add it to that list of yours, you'll be ever so glad that you did!


Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I'll be posting cards from my upcoming card class within the next few days, so be sure to stop back again.

Until the next time...

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