Happy

Before I get to today’s card, I wanted to remind you that the EXTRA days of Stampin’ Up! Recruiting Promotion is almost over.  It ends on the 31st.  I LOVE being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for a variety of reasons.  And I know you would as well.  If you have even had one thought about joining, please reach out to me.  I would love to talk with you and tell you all the reasons I love it.  Plus, you have some great bonuses for joining now.  They are all listed after today’s project.

Ok, on to the card.  This card is a simple project that would work for several occasions.  I just named it Happy, because it makes me smile.  It is just a sweet themed card in my opinion.

 

 

Doesn’t the bears make you just say “Oohhhh”.  They are simply adorable.  I almost named it “I need a Hug”!    That would be a sweet reasons to send someone a card is when you want to give them a hug and say it will get better.

I chose the designer series paper after considering the bears as Panda Bears.  The leaves made me think of bamboo.  It is from the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper and is full of beautiful green patterns.

It may be a bit difficult to see from the photo, but I used the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to color the stamped shading areas.  I wanted to leave it more of a Pen and Ink look.  The ribbon is the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon.  It is gorgeous with just a bit of shimmer to it.  A little tip on the ribbon:  I cut the ribbon about 3/4″ wider on each side than the card.  I then add adhesive to the back and tape the ribbon down.  Now I make a little bow and use a glue dot to hold it in the appropriate place.  This is so much easier, at least for me, than trying to tie a bow while keeping tension on the ribbon.  Plus you do not use near as much ribbon!

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Knot Good

Sorry that I came back for a few days and then disappeared again.  We are getting new windows in our house.  Out with those wooden windows that are impossible to get open!!  New windows are awesome, and we are almost finished.  So now I can get back to stamping!

During my stamping absence, a friend hurt her back simply by bending over.  When I was preparing for my Stamp Club, which met yesterday, I came across the Back On Your Feet stamp set.  I knew I had to make a card that I could send to her.

 

 

I kept the card very clean and simple.  Other than the coloring, which does not take long at all, this is a super quick card to make.  My favorite kind of card!

The thought / word bubble was made using the Ballon Bouquet Punch.  I simply cut off the little “knot” area at the bottom of the balloon.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will return the rest of the week.  Also I will be participating in the InKing Royalty Blog Hop on Wednesday.  You would not want to miss all of the great ideas you will see on the hop.

 

 

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Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
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A Little Rain

I was so happy when Fable Friends carried over to the new Annual Catalog.  It reminds me of the childrens fairy tales of my youth.  Another of our Facebook challenges last week was simple an Animal.  I debated for just a minute and then went with the Goose from Fable Friends.

 

 

I paired a couple of stamp sets to make this card.  I love that the Goose is wearing a raincoat, so that was my starting point.  I wanted to give her a bright and cheery coat to wear in the rain.

I paired High Tide to get the puddled water and the grass.  The rain came from Birthday Backgrounds, and the sentiment from Love What You Do.

I used the Stitched Rectangle Framelits for the sign.  This is the trick again of cutting it out with the die leaving the excess length towards one end.   Then re-inserting it to the point you need for the proper length.  The stitching makes this so easy to do, as you simply press the stitches back onto the die.  That way you know it is lined up properly.

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Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
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Go For It

I am not sure why masculine cards are , or at least seem to be, hard to make.   What if masculine cards are our everyday cards just in a different color?  I believe the project I have for you today is one of those cards. It does not scream masculine, but the colors I chose lean that direction.

 

 

This is a really quick card to make.  The longest time part is the embossed basket weave.  And now after my opening paragraph, I can see this done in lighter colors and perfect for anyone.

I am not sure why I got on the masculine talking point.  Maybe because this card was intended for a male???  Who knows with me.  But I hope I have given you food for thought.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I really appreciate it and hope you will return tomorrow for another new project.

Measurements:

  • 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
  • 5 1/4 X 4
  • 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • 5 X 3 3/4

 

 

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For every $50.00 of product you spend during July, you will receive a coupon code worth $5.00 to use in August.  There are no limits to the number of coupons you can receive!

 

Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
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Cow Love

I will say up front that I made this card a few days ago.  I was so surprised when I checked my Stampin’ Up! Up-Line Brian King’s blog yesterday and saw a very similar card.  I dd not want you , or him, to think I copied his card.  Although it is an acceptable practice and is called CASEing.

Anyway, I made today’s card in response to the Royal Challenge we are doing on our Team Facebook page while Brian is off on the SU Incentive Trip.  I also sent it the next day to a couple I met in my travels that own a cattle ranch.  I thought of them as soon as I saw this awesome Over The Moon stamp set.

 

 

I believe I have said it before, but I think these cows are adorable.  I paired the High Tide set with the cow to get the dirt and grass for the field.

The beautiful color I chose is the new In Color Rococo Rose.  I think the name is sweet as is the color.  The plaid is from the 2019-2021 In Color Paper Stack of 6X6 DSP.  I gave it a small border of white to mimic the white showing with the cow.

The cow is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Stampin’ Blends.  It was die cut with the Layering Ovals Dies and backed with a scallop die from the Layering Ovals.

Here is a view of the inside and the envelope.  I was going cow crazy on this card!

 

 

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Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
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Thank You Big Time

I am in love with the new Scalloped Notecards and Envelopes.  I shared one with you a bit earlier.  You can see that one HERE.  But today I have really had some fun with them.  I paired it with a stamp set I was so happy carried over to the new catalog.  It is the Animal Outing set.  The animals are so cute and perfect for so many fun cards.

 

Stampin' Up!, Animal Outing, Scalloped Notecards, Jackie Beers

I think this turned out really cute.  I actually left more room between the giraffe and the tree frog than I had intended.  So I was wondering how I was going to make it work.  I thought of a “thought bubble” like you see in cartoons.  In looking at the punches I have, I spotted the Balloon Bouquet Punch and new it could easily become my talking bubble.  I am happy with how it turned out.  A lesson about being able to make a cute card when you think you have messed up!!

I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Stampin’ Blends.  I added the Glitter Enamel Dots in various shades of green and one Crushed Curry on the talking bubble.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners of the Whisper White layer for a bit different look.

It seemed that the white of the inside of the envelope, which shows at the bottom below the scallop, didn’t look finished.  I went searching for a DSP scrap that had the card colors and found the Mosaic Mood DSP has Crushed Curry.  I added a 1/2″ strip to the inside bottom of the card and along the bottom of the front of the envelope.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will have another new project to share tomorrow morning.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.

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