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Stampin Up- A Good Day Lemonade

I simply can't put this set down! I keep thinking of more cards to create with this darling stamp set.

A Good Day stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I was thinking spring and wishing for warmer days today, so I came up with this refreshing and brightly colored greeting card.

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Ahh... so refreshing. I used some cheerful and happy colors for this card, including, daffodil delight, lemon lime twist, and peek a boo peach. Even the names of these colors make me happy.

I colored the drink glasses with regular Stampin Write Markers in the same colors.

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I didn't use the coordinating Embroidery Hoops this time, but I did use the 2 Scallop Circle punches that coordinate with this darling stamp set.

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The daffodil delight cardstock measures 4 x 5 1/4, the peek a boo peach is 5 1/4 x 3 and the Tuttu Frutti designer paper is 5 x 2 3/4.  I stamped the "Just for You" starburst twice. Once on lemon lime twist cardstock and once on whisper white. I then used the 1" circle punch to punch out the words on the whisper white cardstock and used a dimensional to pop it up on the lemon lime twist scallop circle.

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 I tied it up with two ribbons made with my favorite gorgeous, lemon lime twist ribbon and added a few Tutti Frutti self adhering sequins!

I hope this makes you all warm and happy and ready for spring!

Until the next time...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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I hope the card class girls like it!

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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.

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

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

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Here are both cards:

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And slide...

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

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

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

 

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Watercolor and Pink Pineapples

So, I finally was able to have some fun with the new Fruit Basket stamp set and coordinating Fruit Punches. I was eager to make some pink pineapple cards for sure!

I started with watercolor paper, my aqua painter and a melon mambo ink pad. I wanted a splash of water color wash in pink for my background. So, I used the ink in the "lid" of the melon mambo ink pad and painted it onto my watercolor paper with an aqua painter. ( close your ink pad and squeeze the lid of the inkpad so that the ink deposits onto the lid inside)

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I randomly painted some ink onto the paper.

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 I then flicked the barrel of my aqua painter to splatter water/ink onto the watercolor paper.

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I let it dry, and then it was time to decorate!

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The 3/4" circle punch was used to make the basic black circles which I adhered the melon mambo and lemon lime twist pineapples onto with mini dimensionals.

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I decorated the card with the new Tutti Fruitti sequins, which by the way, are self adhering! I also added a rhinestone to the middle of each sequin.

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The black and white dotted paper is from the Tutti Frutti designer paper pack and the ribbon is lemon time twist. I thought it would be cool to stamp the greeting directly on the ribbon in black archival ink.

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Of course I had to stamp some cute pineapples on the inside of the card as well.

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Making this "Pink Pineapple" card made me so happy. I didn't stop there, though, I have more Fruit Baskets to share this week as well. So be sure to check in later.

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Until the next time...

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Valentine with a fun Surprise inside

Another valentine card made and ready to be given to someone sweet. I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and coordinating Sweet and Sassy framelits. Because, as you know, I LOVE Valentines and hearts and pretty paper!

I only used one ink pad on this card- calypso coral. It looks like the heart has more than one color, but that is because of the unique carving of this beautiful stamp.

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The cardstock used is whisper white, pink pirouette and melon mambo. I also used the gorgeous Painted with Love designer paper and Gold Glimmer paper.

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I used the new gold tinsel trim to make a bow and attached an Enamel Glitter Dot over the knot in the ribbon.

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So, do you want to see what's inside?

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A cute little "pop up" heart <3

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For instructions on how to make a pop up heart: click here to view a previous post.

I can't get enough of this beautiful designer paper..

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The verse is borrowed from the Painted Palette stamp set.

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I hope you are having fun making your valentines for next month.

Thanks again for stopping by!

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Valentine Card in 3-D

I'm going to share a pretty simple Valentine, (love, wedding or anniversary) card with you today. There's not much stamping going on, just some simple die cuts and folds.

I used the Sweet and Sassy heart framelit dies, the Diagonal Stripe Background stamp, berry burst metalic edge ribbon, sweet sugarplum cardstock, powder pink cardstock and rich razzleberry ink for this 3 dimensional valentine.

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This is the card from the top, looking down on it.

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And here it is from the side.

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I cut 8 of the largest hearts in the Sweet and Sassy framelit set. And then scored them down the middle with the Simply Scored tool. This photo shows 3 of the 8 hearts.

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Next, I attached them back to back on only one side of the heart.

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I did this with all 8 hearts.

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The back will end up like this. This will be what you will adhere to the card. NOTE: the hearts in these photos are smaller than the hearts on the card. But still the same technique was used.

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This is what the front of all the hearts looks like, once you have all 8 attached to each other.

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After you attach the 3 D heart to the front of the card- fluff it out. The hearts actually lay flat inside an envelope and pop up once taken out of the envelope, so its easy to send in the mail!

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I hope you give this 3 D pop up a try. It really is simple, but packs a punch!

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My Pretty Valentine- Stampin' Up Style

Yes, its time for another pretty Valentine! I had so much fun making this one. Its all the colors that I love and even some glimmer and shine!

I made this for a swap that I host with other demonstrators across US and Canada. I'm so excited to share this Heart Happiness stamp set and the gorgeous "Painted with Love" designer paper.

I used powder pink, melon mambo and whisper white cardstock, as well as gold glimmer paper.

To cut out the heart window and the smaller hearts, I used the Sweet and Sassy heart shaped framelit dies. I attached some dimensionals behind the heart window to pop it up from the card.

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Its so vibrant and shiny in real life. I wish you could see that in these photos.

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Here's the inside. Sweet and simple. This is the only place that I actually used the Heart Happiness stamp set. The colors are calypso coral, rich razzleberry and melon mambo. The verse on the front of the card is from a new set called, "Petal Palette."

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Isn't the "Painted with Love" designer paper, stunning?

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The "Love" mini tinsel trim is new in the Occasions catalog as well. It comes in powder pink (shown here) and gold.

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I cut the powder pink cardstock 4" x 3 3/4" on top- the smaller piece is 4" x 1 1/2" on bottom. The strip of designer paper on the bottom of the card is 4" x 3/4" and the gold glimmer is 4" x 1/2". The designer paper behind the cut out heart is 1/4" smaller each way than the powder pink. The whisper white card is the standard 4 1/4" x 11- then folded in half.

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Oh how I love these beautiful colors, especially for Valentines Day.

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I can't wait for my friends to get their cards. I even made a few for my friends and family at home.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

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