Cards - All Occasions

Valentine and a Christmas Card in "lights"

I'm sharing a sweet valentine card that we made at Card Class recently. Its made with the "Making Everyday Bright" stamp set and Christmas Bulb punch.

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I used the new petal pink cardstock as well as Stampin' Blends markers in petal pink, flirty flamingo and lovely lipstick. I colored the bulbs in with the lighter of the petal pink and flirty flamingo and shaded with the darker of each color. The tiny hearts are colored with the lovely lipstick Stampin' Blends.

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I punched out the petal pink bulb with the Christmas Bulb builder punch and popped it up with a mini dimensional.

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Here, you can see that I added the light rays in blushing bride ink, under the bulbs.

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A sweet and simple sentiment is stamped inside.

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I love the simplicity of this card and the short and sweet message for Valentines day.

This set will retire soon, so if you like it, get it before the end of December!

I also made a similar card at one of my classes, using the "Making Christmas Bright" stamp set (which coordinates with the Making Everyday Bright stamp set, above) and the Christmas Bulb punch. This set can be bundled with the punch for a 10% discount. This is a bright and cheery Christmas card.

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The background is stamped with the Buffalo Plaid background stamp in call me clover ink, onto call me clover cardstock. The card is granny apple green. The bulbs are stamped in lovely lipstick and mango melody inks.

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I really enjoyed designing and stamping these fun cards. One, soft and sweet the other bright and bold. Both adorable!

Both sets and the punch will retire soon. Get yours soon, if you don't have it already!

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How about a Wedding Card with the First Frost Bundle...

Taking a break from Christmas Cards for a little bit and designing a pretty wedding card- (or anniversary, shower or birthday) instead.

I used the First Frost stamp set and thinlets. I love the colors on this card. So soft and pretty however, the colors somehow look like it could still be a wintery December wedding card.

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I used soft seafoam, granny apple green, mossy meadow, lovely lipstick, powder pink and flirty flamingo inks and cardstock colors.

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The "Subtle Emboss Folder" gives the background a beautiful linen look.

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Don't forget the inside...

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A few Basic Sequins and Pearl Jewels and the card is ready to give to that special couple!

I hope you enjoyed a little break from all the Christmas themed cards for a minute. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set in Pastel Colors

I was playing around with my Country Home stamp set and decided to try some softer pastels colors to create a card today.

I used my Stampin Blends alcohol markers to color the image. I'll list the colors below under "product list."

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The Tin Tile emboss folder was used for the background. I used soft seafoam cardstock and a soft seafoam ink pad to swipe across the embossed image. I wanted it kind of splotchy.

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Here's a close up. I added pearls and sequins for a bit of shimmer, as well as the Chicken Wire element behind the main image.

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Here's a peek at the inside.

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I love the ease of coloring with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers. It makes creating so much fun.

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If you haven't decided on this set yet, I say, YES! Take the plunge and get those markers out and start coloring.

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First Frost Never Disappoints

Sharing one of my favorite flower sets today. First Frost is available in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog 2018.

I used the blackberry bliss ink for the flower image. It looks so pretty in this deep purple color. The coordinating Frosted Bouqet framelits and Frosted Floral designer paper make this the ultimate suite.

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I also used tranquil tide, and mossy meadow colors for the greens.

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To complete the look, I did some fun splattering by dipping my aqua painter into blackberry bliss ink and tapping it over my card.

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A few pearls and gems to add dimension and sparkle and viola!

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I hope you enjoyed todays card.

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Stampin Up Alaskan Cruise- Victoria- Part 5 & More Stampin' Display Boards

 So, this is our last port of call on our Stampin' Up Alaskan Cruise. Victoria, British Columbia was such a beautiful city to explore.

We had booked a bus tour that took us around the city and to various neighborhoods around Victoria. We ended with a double, double at Tim Hortons. Then, back down to the city to explore a little more.

Victoria is the capitol of British Columbia and located on Vancouver Island in Canada.

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Victoria is very much a lovely city to retire to, much like Naples, Florida in the US. The temperature never goes below freezing or above the 70's. Which means that it rarely ever snows here. Go figure! However, they were having unusually hot weather while we were there- in the high 80's. The tour guide told us that no one has air conditioning, as its not needed. The month of July was really rough on them, because the temps were so high.

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A couple charming neighborhood houses on our way up to the scenice overlook.

Quite a few celebrities have homes here. We did see a few hockey players homes while on the tour. Our tour guide mentioned that it would be difficult to find a home here under 1 million dollars.

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Scenic overlook. Looking down on the city of Victoria. We were told that Victoria is a very expensive place to have a home. I can see why. Everywhere we went, everything was beautifully manicured and clean and especially gorgeous, being that its right on the water.

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There's our ship in the distance!

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Next stop, Tim Hortons. I have always wanted to go here. I know we have Tim Hortons in several US cities, but none that are anywhere near me. So, I was excited to go. My friend Lynsay, who is Canadian, tipped me off on what to order. She said to definitely get a "double double" which is just coffee with double cream and sugar. I always drink my coffee black, but wanted to do as the Canadians do- so I went for it. Its so very Canadian! I even won a prize on the bus for knowing what a "double double" was. Thanks for the tip Lynsay!

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Oh, and of course lets not forget the yummy, timbits, which are the left over donut holes from the donuts. So good!

So, back down to the city we go. This is passing through Victoria's China Town. Its the second oldest China Town in North America, San Franciso's China Town being the oldest.

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We were dropped off in front of the stunning Empress Hotel in Victoria which is situated on the waterfront.

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This is the beautiful tea room inside the hotel. The last time I was in Victoria we had the Royal Afternoon Tea here. It was divine to say the least.

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The amazing chandelier.

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Victoria is known as the Garden City and prides itself on its glorious flowers, trees and gardens all over the city. 

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 Of course we had to get fish n chips, shrimp and lobster rolls for lunch. The seafood is so fresh and so good.

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We ordered this bacon wrapped shrimp on forks, just because it looked cool. Glad we did because it was delish!

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There was a lovely street market, horse and carriages everywhere and houseboats docked all around the waters edge.

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The houseboats stay docked all year, because the water never freezes.

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They were all so cute and colorful.

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Had to pose with a Canadian Mountie Moose while in Canada....

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So, we decided to take a Water Taxi ride around the bay. It was pretty cool. We even saw a few float planes land on the water.

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Our cute little water taxi.

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Here comes a float plane...

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In for a splash landing.

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We did a little more shopping and ended on Fishermans Wharf where Maci endulged in some sushi.

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 We have one more stop, and that's Seattle! We had a fabulous time there as well. More about that later.

For now, I'll share some of the display boards using sets from the New Holiday Catalog. Enjoy!

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Beautiful Candy Cane punch displays by Amy Combs

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Country Home in Blueberry and Mango- yum!

So, I thought I would step out of the box a little with some fresh vibrant colors using the Country Home stamp set. As you know this is my favorite fall set in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog. I'm addicted to this set and don't want to put it down!

For this lovely card I used mango melody , blueberry bushel, blackberry bliss and whisper white cardstock. I guess I used a little scrap of old olive cardstock for the little tag, as well.

I love how these colors compliment each other.

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For the background I used the new Buffalo Check background stamp inked in blueberry bushel and stamped onto blueberry bushel cardstock. I love the country look of the Buffalo Check stamp- it reminds me of a cozy flannel shirt.

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Of course I had to use my Stampin Blends alcohol markers to color it in. I love how the markers glide like butta! They blend so beautifully. I used crumb cake, mango melody, night of navy, old olive and blackberry bliss markers. Always use a memento black ink pad to stamp your image when using the alcohol markers so they don't bleed.

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The smaller strip of mango melody cardstock was emobossed with the new Tin Tile emboss folder. Perfect match for this stamp set! A few Galvanized buttons were attached with glue dots and I also threaded them with our rustic linen thread.

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Don't forget to stamp the inside... don't you just love the vibrancy of the blueberry bushel ink? So gorgeous!

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The shiny silver piece is the new Chicken Wire embellishment sheets. It adds the perfect touch to this country card and plays off the buttons so nicely.

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If you look close you can see that I shaded the pussy willows with a tiny bit of the crumb cake light marker.

The whisper white cardstock was cut 2 1/4 x 3 inches and I always keep my image straight when I layer angled layers behind. It makes it easier to look at and the angled layers show more color and interest toward the focal point. The blackberry bliss and mango melody cardstock were cut at 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 each.

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The whisper white cardstock was attached over the card with stampin' dimensionals to pop it up a bit.

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So, how do you like these out of the box colors? I love experimenting with colors, there's always a new combination to discover.

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