Pink Zebra Stripes

One set that was extremely popular on debut of the Annual Catalog was the Zany Zebras stamp set.  I did not get it immediately but after all of the cute cards, decided it needed to come to me.  So today I have a bright and fun card.

 

 

I love the face on this precious zebra!  So I took some creative license and decided she needed to be spruced up for the birthday party.  She was given a Magenta Madness Manicure and Pedicure, along with some new Magenta Madness Lipstick.  LOL!!!  It is my world and I can be as crazy , or creative, as I want.

Really this card was so quick and simple.  You can see there is only a little bit of stamping and coloring.  I took my color choices from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  ( Yes, it is one of the DSP packs that are included in the 15% OFF Sale!)  I added the touch of matching Ribbon in Magenta Madness, as well as die cutting the focal point using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope my spiffy Zebra gave you cause to smile!!  Please come back tomorrow for the Pals October Blog Hop.  You will see quite a few great projects.

 

 

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Cat Lover Birthday

Before I get to today’s card, did you have a chance to check out the DSP sale?  15% OFF of select Designer Series Paper.  I have the picture list at the bottom of today’s post and would appreciate you shopping with me.

Yesterday I shared one of the DSP’s included in the sale, the Toile Tidings DSP.  Today I am sharing another one.  I have used this one a couple of times.  It is the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.  I am also remaking the card I shared earlier in the week.  It is going from a Christmas card to a Birthday card.

 

 

I needed a birthday card for a wonderful person who is a cat lover.  I couldn’t think of anything that would make a better card than this paper along with the Pampered Pets stamp set.  Do you see the Pocket Flap card that I did earlier in the week?  You can see that card by clicking HERE.

And here is a peek of the inside.

 

 

The earlier card did not have the focal layer on the front as an addition.  I love how just that little bit totally changes the look of the card.  As I said in that earlier post, this is a fold that would work for any occasion.  And this card is just darn cute even if I do say so myself!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I really appreciate it and your comments.  I always respond to comments.  I respond via email instead of on the blog post.  So please don’t think I am ignoring them.  I hope you have a great weekend and get some crafting in!!

 

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Gorgeous Posies Celebrate You

I hope you found some stamp sets you loved in the 24 Hour Sale from yesterday!  There were several on the list that I love and use regularly.  One of the ones is the Gorgeous Posies stamp set.  It can be purchased as part of a kit, or just the stamp set.  I have just the stamp set and used it again today.

 

I wanted more of Fall colors for this card, so I went with Terracotta Tile, Mango Melody, and Just Jade.  The flowers are stamped with only the Mango Melody, but they have great shading due to the stamp itself!  I really love that.

As happens with me quite often, I started with one idea and then went in another direction.  You cannot see from the photo, but the flower images are not stamped on the white layer.  I stamped the bottom two flowers and leaves and then fussy cut them, but left them straight along the bottom.  The raised center flower and pair of leaves are fussy cut and raised with dimensionals.

The background is the gorgeous Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder.  I love the subtle, yet detailed, embossing it gives to any project.   The base card is Thick Whisper White and perfect for thinner layering.  This would be a great card for multiples if you simply stamped the bottom flowers that I cut directly onto the layer.  It only takes a minute to cut the single flower and pair of leaves that I raised.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you like this project.  Please stop by tomorrow for another new project.

There is only one week left for the current Starter Kit promotion.  All of the details are just below.  As always, there are no obligations to continue after purchasing the kit.  Think of it as the Ultimate Bundle!!

 

Additional Products: In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99.00, new recruits choose $125 -worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.

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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

 

 

 


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Cookies Are Better

Did the title catch your attention?  Who doesn’t love cookies, right!!!!  Today I am playing with the Nothing Better Than Bundle.  Love, Love, Love it!  A lot of the things that I Love are in this stamp set.

 

 

Today I focused on the Cookies.  I know the sentiment is not always correct.  But in a big, happy, world, cookies make everything better.  Or, you can choose which stamp makes all better for you!

The “Cookies” die cut is made using the die from the bundle, the awesome Foam Adhesive Sheets, and Coastal Cabana card stock.  I almost lost the dot for the “i”, but found it stuck to the side of my finger. LOL!!  So watch out for those little pieces.

I know my cookies may be a bit odd colored to some of you.  But I am not a big fan of Chocolate Chip cookies.  Which is great for me because my husband loves them, and I would be eating them all the time!  So I made my cookies more of an oatmeal or sugar cookie with sprinkles.

The background DSP is from the Play With Pattern Designer Series Paper, as is the die cut DSP.  The die used is the Celebration Labels, which is in the upcoming Mini Catalog.  There are quite a few of the same shape in varying sizes.  They are designed to be folded over as bag toppers as well as layers like I did.

For the sentiment I used the 2nd smallest of the Celebration Labels dies and then cut it in half where it is indented to fold.  I didn’t need the full size.  The “stitching” is using the Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker with the hard end to go along the perforated edge.  That is definitely an old technique!!

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have a relaxing weekend.  Monday will be your last day to place an order and receive a Bonus Days coupon code.  Also, the online store will be getting a fabulous new facelift with some great new features.  This will go live on Tuesday along with the new Mini  Catalog.

Bonus Days is back  and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. When you place a qualifying order, you will receive an email containing the code.  SAVE the email!!!  There is no way to retrieve it later.  So print it and put it with your catalog or on your calendar to redeem in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can get.  WooHoo!

 

 


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Celebrate You

It seems I have a lot of friends with summer birthdays.  That is awesome though, because we have such great summery stamp sets.  For today’s card, I have CASED the catalog.  CASE can be defined a couple of ways.  It originally was Copy And Share Everything.  I like to thing of it as Copy the idea, layout, stamp set, then make it your own – then Share.

 

 

I CASED this from page 13 of the annual catalog.  I used the same products, just didn’t stamp the same and changed the sentiment.

I stamped the sunflowers with Crumb Cake Ink on Crumb Cake Card Stock.  I then used something I cannot even remember when I used it last.  I colored with the Watercolor Pencils!  I colored the flowers with a couple of different orange, yellow and white using the Blender Pen after each color.  I remember when the watercolor pencils were the main coloring method.  It was nice to break them out again.

The sentiment is stamped using Versamark Ink on Soft Suede Card stock.  I used White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool to emboss the sentiment.  The bow is a couple of strands of linen thread.  Even though you cannot see it from the photo, the strands of thread are wrapped around the card beneath the sentiment as well.

For a finishing touch, I added a few of the Elegant Faceted Gems.  These are so pretty.  They are very soft colors where most of the dots and gems are pretty bold.  I felt like soft went well with this card.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I greatly appreciate it and love to hear from you.  Also, let me know if you have any questions regarding the Bonus Days special.

Bonus Days is back  and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. When you place a qualifying order, you will receive an email containing the code.  SAVE the email!!!  There is no way to retrieve it later.  So print it and put it with your catalog or on your calendar to redeem in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can get.  WooHoo!

 

 


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It’s All About You

I adore cats and dogs, and most animals.  So I knew I had to have the suite of products fro the Pampered Pets.  I love all of the products.  Especially the designer series paper!  I love the animal prints that match the stamps, and the coordinating opposite side.  My favorite though is the expressions on the animal’s faces from the paper and the stamps.  I do believe they Smile at us.

 

 

Of course I also believe in spoiling the pets.  So the sentiment I chose for this card pairs perfectly with that idea!!  In making this card I am playing along with the Case This Sketch challenge #378.  Here is the sketch for the challenge.

 

This sketch is wonderful to use up those smaller pieces of DSP that I always seem to have quite a lot of.  Neither of these layers are very large.  I mentioned how much I love the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper at the beginning.  I chose to use two different pieces of the paper for my layers.  The words on the paper behind the pup are so cute and just perfect for it.  I layered the DSP on different card stocks to share the colors a bit more since a lot of the card is the white front.

The puppy is stamped with Soft Suede and colored using the Stampin’ Blends.  I used Light Cinnamon Cider for the dark places, Light Crumb Cake for the allover body, and Dark Flirty Flamingo for the collar and nose.

The sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set.  It has a great mix of sentiments and fonts.  Different fonts are my preferred ones to use.  The sentiment is punched using the Classic Label Punch.  For the background I used the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  Because it is the 1/2″ size, the tip looks very similar to the tip from the Classic Label.  Another unexpected , but happy, find.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you can return tomorrow for another new project.

Now is a great time to join my Blue Line Stars Team.  During June  purchasing the Starter Kit, which is a fabulous deal any time, is an even better Bang For Your Buck.  The regular cost of the Starter Kit is $99.00 and you receive $125.00 in products of your choice.  For this month, you get to add one of the Bundles listed in the flyer below.  It can be a Stamp/Punch Bundle, or a Stamp/Die Bundle.  The most expensive one is a value of $60.25.  And did I mention that shipping is FREE as well.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 


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