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December 2017

Heart Happiness Valentine Card

Its no secret that I love making Valentine cards. I've already been stampin' up Valentines for a month now.

However, this is the first time I have had a chance to use one of the brand new stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Spring Catalog, called "Heart Happiness."

I love all the different sizes and shapes of the hearts in this set. I wanted to use them all! Lol.

So, here's the first card that I made today.


The cardstock colors are whisper white, calypso coral and rich razzleberry. I also used those colors of ink, as well as melon mambo and sweet sugarplum.

I used the gold glimmer paper to add sparkle to this fun valentine, and popped the hearts up with dimensionals. The Sweet and Sassy heart framelit dies coordinate perfectly with the Heart Happiness stamp set.

The greeting is from the new Petal Palette stamp set in the Occasions 2018 catalog as well. I thought it was totally fitting for this card. I stamped it in rich razzleberry ink and punched it out with the Classic Label punch.


Don't forget the inside...


 This card makes me happy, happy, happy and it was so easy, easy, easy!


You too, will be able to order this set (and much, much more) in a few short days. The Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog 2018, will debut on January 3rd, as well as the fabulous Sale A Bration Brochure. If you don't have a copy and would like one, email me at the link above and I'll send one out to you!

Thanks for visiting today.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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Happy New Year- Celebrate with a paper lantern card!

I'm sharing a New Year's card that we made at Card Class. Its made with the "Color Me Happy" stamp set, which is a limited edition set. Available "while supplies last."

The paper lanterns in this set were a perfect backdrop for a celebration, like New Year's Eve.

All images were stamped in the Memento Black ink and colored with the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.


We used the calypso coral and pool party Stampin' Blends markers to color the paper lanterns. The word Celebrate was stamped in bermuda bay ink and punched out with the Classic Label punch.


The black rhinestones add some dimension and shine. Get those before they retire at the end of this month! I was sure hoping they would stay, but alas, they are being retired... ugh. I also added dimension with the Oh My Stars emboss folder on the bermuda bay cardstock.

Its a fun way to say "Happy New Year" to all your friends and family via US mail. :)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until the next time...

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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?


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.


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.


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


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!

Until the next time...

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She thought she could... so she did- Another Eclipse Technique card

Well, its not a Christmas card that I'm posting on the day before Christmas, but a congratulatory card that I made for a sweet friend.

I've been so busy preparing for Christmas Eve and Christmas day, that I haven't had a chance to post on my blog!

I made this card a couple of weeks ago and wanted to wait to share it, until my friend received it. So, today, is the day.

Its a card that I made with the "This Little Piggy" stamp set. I again used the Eclipse Technique for this special card.

I had this idea in my head and couldn't wait to get it on paper. My friend accomplished something great, so I wanted to celebrate her achievement.

"Yay" was what came to mind... so thats what I spelled out with the Large Letters Framelit dies.


I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with our New Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

I love how it turned out.

To learn how I did the Eclipse Technique, click here to see an earlier post, explaining the technique.


I used the pink pirouette light and dark markers as well as the pool party and the light rich razzleberry marker to color in the images. I also added some dazzling diamonds glitter with a thin swipe of the fine tip glue pen and patted it with my finger.

Of course, I can't forget the inside!


The cardstock colors are whisper white, pink pirouette and sweet sugar plum. I think my friend liked the card- she said it brightened her day!


Although this isn't a Christmas card, I would like to wish you all a blessed Christmas and hope you are celebrating with lots of family and friends.

Until the next time...

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Craft Night- Button Trees and Sequin Ornaments

My friends and I got together to have a craft night to make Christmas trees using some retired Stampin Up buttons as well as many other buttons that we had collected.

I got this idea from Patty Bennett last year and we have been planning on making these trees for a year now!

We bought the styrofoam trees from a craft store. We really had a blast making these. They are very easy, but take about 2-3 hours to attach all the buttons, depending on how big your tree is and how big your buttons are.


We used pins with the white pearl on the top. They come in a short and a long length. We used the longer ones at the bottom of the tree and the shorter ones at the top. We started at the bottom and worked our way up.

Here's BJ and Lori posing with their trees. Lori is almost there...


We all decided to make our first tree in Christmas colors of red and green.


Tracy posing with her perfect button tree- she was the first one to finish.


We used about 350 buttons and pins. That was for the largest tree. It was about 12" high.


I also made a smaller tree, which is about 6" high. Some of the styrofoam trees were green and some were white. I don't think it really mattered once the buttons were on.


For the stars, I used the retired medium star punch from Stampin Up and the Stampin Up gold and silver glimmer paper. I punched 2 stars and placed a toothpick in between them and attached it with Stampin Up tear and tape. I tied a little lemon lime twist ombre ribbon on the top of this tree.


I love how they turned out.


Once I finished the tree, I had an idea... I bought some styrofoam balls and did some Christmas ornaments.

I had a bunch of retired Stampin Up bold brights buttons, so I thought it would be fun to make a super colorful Christmas bulb.


To attach the Stampin Up red tinsel trim, I simply tied a loop in a knot at the top and pinned it to the styrofoam bulb with the same pearl top pins and then made a bow with red ribbon and pinned it down as well.


If there was too much white styrofoam showing, and I didn't have a small enough button to fill it, I just placed a pearl top pin there to fill the space.


I used 100-150 buttons/pins on this ornament.

So, then I had another idea. I have tons of Stampin Up Sequins! I got out my Stampin Up Metallic Sequin Assortment and went to town on another Christmas bulb. This time I used a tiny styrofoam bulb as I knew it would take me a while to pin all the tiny sequins on.

I used these pins for the sequin ornament. I probably used about 700 sequins/pins for this 2" ornament.


I did not use the black or copper sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment. I did use the Stampin Up gold ribbon and gold satin trimmed ribbon for the bow and the loop.


I love how shiny and sparkly they are! The ornament below is made with retired Stampin Up sequins and ribbon from the 2017 Occasions catalog.




They look gorgeous on my tree.



If you're looking for a fun Christmas craft, grab some buttons or sequins and make some pretty trees and ornaments for your own tree or to give to special family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Until the next time...

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Another Eclipse Technique Valentine Card

I'm in the midst of baking, wrapping, stamping, crafting and cleaning for Christmas, so why not throw in a Valentine card while I'm at it!

I am totally in LOVE with the Eclipse Technique and I have been making a few cards for Valentines day and for a couple of my friends using this unique technique.

You will definitely want to try this and you will definitely need the Large Letters Framlit dies to pull it off.

I also used the Bloomin' Love stamp set for this lovely card.


The whisper white cardstock was stamped with the heart in real red and the flowers in rose red ink. Then I placed the Large Letters Framlit dies over top of the images and cut the word LOVE out with the Big Shot.

I then attached the whisper white cardstock onto the card, and attached the letters in the cut out holes with mini dimensionals.

It helps to attach basic black cardstock behind the letters. It gives in more contrast and depth.


I added a few rhinestones for sparkle. This could also be used for a wedding, anniversary, engagement or bridal shower as well.

I've got another really cute eclipse card to share, but I want to make sure that my friend received it before I post.

Stop back again soon- I have more crafty crafts that I will be posting this week.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!

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