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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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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.

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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.

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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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Sneak Peek- New Hedgehugs stamp set

The new Stampin Up Occasions Spring catalog will debut on January 3rd. It is packed full of new products, including some fabulous accessories, stamps and new items that we have never had before!

Today, I'll share a cute card made with a new stamp set called "Hedgehugs." Who doesn't love darling little hedgehogs?

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I used the "spotlighting" technique to highlight the little birdie on the branch. The marina mist cardstock was punched out with the new 1 3/8" Scallop Circle punch. I stamped the branch in old olive first onto the whisper white cardstock. I then colored the same stamp with Stampin Write markers- marina mist for the bird and old olive for the branch, and stamped it again onto a separate piece of whisper white- then punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and lined it up over the old olive stamped branch with a dimensional behind it.

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The hedgehogs were stamped in chocolate chip ink and I used a blender pen to simply pull color from the stamped hedgehog to color in his face and legs.

The embossed stripes are from the new Simple Stripes emboss folder. I only embossed up to the image and stopped. It kind of reminds me of a fence. I did stamp the mushrooms in crumb cake ink before I embossed the card.

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Here's a bunch of hedge-hugs, just for you! :)

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The new Stampin Up Occasions catalog 2018 will be posted on my blog on January 3rd. If you don't have a demonstrator and would like a hard copy, email me at my link to the right and I'll get a copy out to you! And don't forget its Sale a bration as well! Our biggest sale of the year, begins January 3rd!

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