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June 2016

Cards for Friends

I made cards today for friends who are going through some challenges in their lives. I knew I wanted to use a cheeful color and the verse from the Rose Wonder stamp set on the inside of the card:

Fear not, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed. For I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand- Isaiah 41:10.


The stamp set "bundle" that I used for the flower image and the die cut is the Flourishing Phrases bundle. I've used that a lot lately. Its just so versatile and so pretty.


I added pearl jewels to the die cut flowers and tied it up with the beautiful flirty flamingo ruched ribbon to match the cardstock and ink colors on the card.

I hope my friends know how much I care about them and I hope it brightened up their day to receive a hand stamped card in the mail. Because, seriously, life can be really tough sometimes and we all need a little "pick me up" now and then.

Maybe someone in your life would appreciate a hand stamped card as well... go ahead and send a few friends a card to let them know you are thinking of them. It will make you both feel good!

Until the next time...

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Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases Card

I added some color to the Floral Phrases flower with sponge daubers today. You all know how I love my sponging.

I really like how this card turned out and it was ever so easy to whip up.


I used a sponge dauber in the night of navy ink to color the flower directly on the stamp. Then I used always artichoke ink on the leaves. Don't worry if its not perfect and some of the green gets in the navy- it will still look great.


I stamped the greeting on this card with the night of navy ink and the border in always artichoke. The Floral Boutique designer paper is the background of this card. This paper is so beautiful- I love all of the patterns. One is prettier than the next.


A few wraps of thick white bakers twine finishes the card with a bit of texture and dimension.  I love the classic look of the colors and patterns of this Floral Phrases greeting card.


So, get those sponge daubers out and add your own pretty colors to this beautiful stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until the next time..

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Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends stamp set, Converted into Ricci Raccoon!

Its hard to put this adorable stamp set down. I made Foxy Friends into little Ricci Raccoon today.

So, whats really cool is that I used the new "Diagonal Stripe" background stamp on this card and it totally looks like designer paper! I can't even tell you how much I love background stamps- I wish Stampin Up carried more of them. I own them all!

I did use "A Little Foxy" designer paper for the banner on this card- and used the Triple Banner Punch to form the banner.


I framed the raccoon with the new Layering Squares Framelits. I love how some of the squares have little scallops around them.

The colors on this card are, basic black, basic gray, real red, and smoky slate as well as whisper white cardstock. The Fox Builder Punch is so fun to use, and you can get the punch with the Foxy Friends stamp set as a bundle and save 10%. Can't be that!

I added real red stitched satin ribbon and a cute little "Enamel Shapes" heart in real red.


Isn't he a cute little raccoon? I especially love these colors together. Red, black and grays are complimentary colors and work very well on any design.


Don't forget the inside... more " A Little Foxy" designer paper inside the card. I try to use a light pattern that can easily be written on.


I hope this little critter inspired you to punch and stamp some cute critters of your own. I guarantee that you will love this adorable "bundle."

Until the next time...

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Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases Card Ideas

I've been stamping the last few days, preparing for some big workshops this week.

I finally had a chance to stamp with the "Floral Phrases" stamp set and matching Floral thinlet dies.

I made a few cards with this set and will share 2 of them with you today.

The first one is really cool. I used the sponge brayer to color the whisper white cardstock underneath the die cut.

I used sweet sugar plum and peek a boo peach inks to brayer the color onto the cardstock.


If you look closely, you can see the sponged colors and how they blend so nicely. It gives the card a really soft, stippled, fuzzy look.


I added the greeting in basic gray archival ink and attached some rhinestone jewels for a little bedazzle.


The second card is really simple but elegant. I used night of navy ink and the white organza ribbon.


I used the Floral Boutique designer series paper with the Floral thinlet this time and only used one of the thinlet pieces from the package.

I love how cool it looks with the Floral Boutique designer paper.


These thinlets are super easy to use. But, you must have the precision plate to use with the big shot- it makes it 1,000 times easier and it cuts these details amazingly.

This set is so beautiful, I didn't want to put it down! I have another card to show you later this week. Its totally different.

I hope you stop by again soon.

Until then...

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Stampin' Up! "Baby Bear" stamp set - She's so Adorable

I'm sharing a sweet and sassy "Baby Bear" stamped card with you today. It's such a girly-girl card. Perfect for the new baby or little princess, or even a big princess.

I used lots of pinks on this Baby Bear card. The cardstock colors are flirty flamingo and very vanilla. I also added the polka dotted paper from the "Pop of Pink" designer series paper pack in the new Stampin' Up! catalog. I used the flirty flamingo ink in conjunction with the melon mambo ink on the bow. This is a 3 step stamp set. For the bow I used 2 steps, which means I layered two stamps on top of each other to create the colors on the bow.


The bears body is 3 colors, which means that I used the 3 step stamping technique. I layered 3 stamps on top of each other to create shading, dimension and depth. For the bears body I first used the boldest stamp in so saffron ink, then I layered crumb cake ink over that and chocolate chip was the last layer with the most detailed stamp.


I added the new "Enamel Shapes" to the bow and the greeting. The bow has a melon mambo heart shape and I attached two small circle shapes to the greeting. Did you notice the new punch? Its the "Classic Label" punch. Perfect fit for the greetings in this stamp set. To finish it off, I wrapped the gorgeous flirty flamingo ruched ribbon around the bottom.


Isn't she just adorable?

I appreciate you stopping by today. Big bear hugs to you!

Until the next time...

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