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February 2016

New Salebration Sets!

Starting TODAY , February 16, 2016, there will be three new Sale a bration options to choose from. Pages 16-19 in the Sale a bration brochure will no longer be available. They will be replaced with these three new AWESOME products.

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 For EVERY $50 Purchase of Stampin Up products, receieve a FREE item from the Sale a Bration Brochure! See Sale a Bration Brochure to the right of this post.

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You're the Apple of My Eye

I wanted to share a fun card with you today. This is called a corner flip card. Its stamped with the Apple of My Eye stamp set from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog.

I used real red and cucumber crush as my main colors of ink and cardstock. For the inside of the card I used the Dots for Days background stamp in cucumber crush ink to give it a subtle tone on tone look. This way, a message can still be written on the inside.

I used the Polka Dot emboss folder to carry the theme of dots and the roundness of the apple thoughout the card.

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I topped it off with a "whisper white organza ribbon" and a button from the "brights" button collection. I then attached a "white perfect accents" dot in the middle of the button to give it a fun look. I tied the ribbon in a knot and attached it to the card with a couple of glue dots.

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The verse is stamped over the apple in basic black archival ink and the stem is stamped in early espresso ink.

Just a cute, sweet card to let someone you know that you think the world of them.

Until the next time...

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A Special Request

I got a call from my favorite nephew, Colton yesterday. He's my only nephew, but he'd still be my favorite even if he wasn't the only one.

"Aunt Kim, can you make me a card for my girlfriends birthday?" This call came as I was on my way home from an appointment and hurrying to get back to make a big birthday dinner for my brother and Colton.

He needed the card tonight, so that he could give it to her tomorrow.

He didn't want just any card. ( My thought was, no problem, I can grab one from my cute birthday stash - cuz I certainly didn't have time to make one today) But, then he said... nothing girly or pink- she's kind of like me, but not a tom-boy. He then said, maybe something like you would make for me- AND her favorite color is "candy blue" (whatever color that is??)

My nephew races cars, go carts, and that sort of thing. So when I make him a card it always has a racing theme. Well, turns out his girlfriend races cars too. So, yes, absolutely I can make a racing themed card for her. Just have to try to squeeze that in while I am cooking for 10 people AND running late....

Anyway, I did come up with something, even though I over cooked the pasta. But, no one seemed to notice. :)

Here was the prototype that I came up with. I only had one car stamp, and luckily I just ordered it and it came in two days earlier. Its the VW bug from the "Beautiful Ride" stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

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I cut out the road, free- hand with my paper snips. Then added the white lines with our uniball white gel pen.

I punched the sun out with the 1 1/2" circle punch from a piece of crushed curry cardstock and sponged it with delightful dijon ink. The car was stamped on watercolor paper and I watercolored it with the aqua painters in soft sky, basic black and tempting turquoise inks.

The greeting was stamped in tempting turquoise and punched with the washi tape punch. Now, I had to personalize it for Alyssa, to make it super special.

Here's the final product. Her race car number is 10 and I added the checkered flags behind the sun for a unique twist.

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When I handed the card to Colton that night, his eyes lit up and he had a huge smile on his face. I think its safe to say he liked it. I even got an extra kiss from him that night.

I'm so glad I took the time to squeeze in a few minutes to make this card special for Colton to give Alyssa. It was worth over cooking my pasta for sure. :)

Here's a close up where you can see that I added crystal effect to the 10, windows and wheels. I also sponged over the background in tempting turquoise ink to make the design pop a little more.

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I hope you can take some time to create a special and unique card for a friend or loved one this week. It will not only make their day, but will make you feel pretty good as well.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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A Quick Black and White Card

I haven't had the chance to stamp too much in the last few days. I keep trying to get into my stamp room, but my busy life won't let me.

I did whip up this card the other day, so I thought I would share it with you now.

Its a simple black and white card with a unique shape. I used the "A Nice Cuppa" stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. Of course I used the coordinating, "Cups and Kettle" framelits to make a perfect set of teacups for this oval shaped card.

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I added a pop of color with the real red stamped heart and the red glimmer paper punched heart.

The designer paper is from the Everyday Chic designer paper pack. I topped it off with a basic black satin bow, attached with a couple of glue dots.

Here's a look at the inside:

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I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to form the shape of this card. Its pretty simple. Just fold a 5.5 x 8.5 piece of cardstock in half and place the oval framelit over the closed card. Leave an "opening" at the fold of the card where the oval is not touching, so it wont cut through the cardstock.

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This can be done with just about any shape, like our circle or flower shaped framelits. It makes for a pretty unique card.

Thanks again for visiting my blog today.

Until the next time..

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

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Kim's Card Class- Box / Tower Card Fold

I am going to share the details of the box card or tower card that we all made at Kim's Card Class last week.

Its a cute birthday card made with the Balloon Celebration stamp set and Balloon Bouquet Punch from the Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog.

This card is so totally cool. Not only does it stand up like a tower, but it lays flat in an envelope, so that it can be mailed and pops right up when it is taken out of the envelope.

I got this idea from my friend Cindy. She has a sample on her blog using it with the Botanical Blooms set. Check it out here.

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And here it is, once its taken out of the envelope. This is the front. Super cute!

I used the Its My Party Designer Paper Pack and crushed curry & melon mambo cardstock colors.

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And back... I added the Its My Party enamel dots to the stars to give it a bit of pizazz.

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Here's the pattern for you to try this card, yourself. Its super duper easy, peasy! Just score at 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches.

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I placed a dimensional to the right side of the scallop circle and attached it to the front center of the card when it was laying flat. I  did the same on the back.

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 I hope this is something you'll try. Its super easy and just plain fun to make.

Until the next time...

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Kim's Card Class- February Fun!

Once again Kim's Card Class was a fun and stamp happy evening. However, this time I really did forget (again) to take pictures. I usually remember at the very end and then snap a few, or my friend Raelene snaps some for me. But, I totally have no people photos to show this time. So sad.

But, cheer up, buttercup! I do have the cards that we made, to share with you! We did a fun variety this month. A masculine card, birthday card, thank you card, and a gift card holder.

I will show a couple of them to you today and the others later this week, so that I have a chance to explain how a did them and write up a little tutorial for the other two.

 

The Botanical Blooms card is a simple but pretty Thank you card made with reds, blues and greens.

I used rose red, marinia mist, night of navy, wild wasabi and mossy meadows inks for this card.

I did a tone on tone look with the Brushstrokes background stamp, by stamping it in marina mist ink, onto marina mist cardstock. Tone on tone is one of my favorite looks.

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 I chose the Stampin' Up Going Global stamp set to make a cool masculine card.  The cardstock colors are lost lagoon and very vanilla. I used the gold foil paper to really make it special.

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Check out the sunburst circle around the globe. This is a technique I learned a while ago and forgot about. Thanks to my friend Georgia for reminding me to use it again. I used the 2 3/8" inch scallop circle punch to punch out the gold foil scallop. Then I inserted the scallop back into the punch, using a post it note attached to it so that it acted as a "handle". I then positioned the scallops on the points of the punch and punched it out.

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Be sure to check back again soon. I will be posting the other two cards and giving details.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I sure do appreciate it!

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

 

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