Oh Snap I Forgot

Oh Snap! is perfect for this card.  This past year has really messed with my brain and how I seem to operate.  I have become LATE on way too many things.  This card is one of them.  I needed a Congratulations card and am very late getting it made and sent.  I hope you are not like me!!

 

 

I used the gator and his bird friend to shout Congratulations.  They are both colored using Stampin’ Blends.  I added some light Pool Party to the bottom of the card to ground them and also serve as some water.

The Congratulations is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  I layered it onto a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock.  I added a few of the Opal Rounds to be add some bling as well as look like water droplets.  I apologize for the poor photo quality as it is hard to see them or the Pool Party at the bottom.

I forgot to take a photo of the inside.  Of course I did!!!  But, I stamped the Oh Snap, and die cut it along with a Granny Apple Green background using the scalloped small circles in the Layering Circles Dies.  I added this to the inside along with a handwritten apology for being so late.

This is a really quick card to make and hopefully will make the recipient Smile.  That is always my goal with my projects.

Thank you for stopping in today.  Tomorrow is the Pals Blog Hop.  I hope you will join me and hop along through all of the blogs for some great card ideas.

 

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You Go Girl!

I have never been a fan of really Girly things.  That is just not me.  But the minute I saw  the Hearts & Kisses Bundle in the Mini Catalog, I was in love.  Especially in love when I saw the punch!  I do love my punches.

 

Stampin up, hearts and kisses, stitched with whimsey, sand and sea, Jackie Beers

 

You may be surprised, but the gorgeous DSP is the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper.  I love this variegated look on some of the sheets in the package.  I pulled all of the colors from the paper, of course!  The picture does not show the edges of the DSP well, but I used the Stitched With Whimsey Die around the edge.  It has a whimsical, hence the name, trail of stitching.  It shows in person but the busy of the paper doesn’t allow it to show in the photo.

The card base is Melon Mambo with a layer of Blushing Bride beneath the DSP.  All of the stamps are from the Hearts & Kisses set.  The background squiggle is stamped using Petal Pink.  The hearts and lips are each using Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, and Blushing Bride.  I punched out each piece and raised them using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Hearts & Kisses as well.  I didn’t really have room to layer it as I normally would.  After looking at it a few minutes, I decided it would be a pretty straight cut.  So out came my Paper Snips and away I went.  I did cut straight across the bottom and top, with the exception of the tail of the “g” and the height of the “L and !”.  As I was finishing I noticed the angle after the explanation point and decided to go with that.  I also gave an angle to the other end.

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Fancy Birthday

Today I am using a stamp set that I have not used previously.  I love trying new sets and sharing them with you.  This one is a keeper!

 

 

The image is from the new set.  It is the Fancy Phrases stamp set.  It bundles with the Fancy Tag Topper Punch.  Except I did not use the punch.  I had planned on it, but then went a different direction.  Are you familiar with that happening?

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with a few Stampin’ Blends. This card’s colors are different in that I usually choose colors from the DSP or have the colors for the card ready prior to stamping.  Today I stamped and colored to see what colors I liked for the flowers.  I ended up with Rococo Rose and Purple Posy.  Then I added Granny Apple Green for some brightness.

The embossed layer of Granny Apple Green was made using the Greenery Embossing Folders.  This is a set of two that will work with the Small Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ( once it is available).  The ribbon is the Crinkle White Seam Binding Ribbon that I colored using the Rococo Rose Light Stampin’ Blend.  I really love this ribbon for that purpose!  It colors so quickly and dries almost immediately.

The sentiments with the Fancy Phrases set are wonderful and are birthday related.  But I needed a smaller sentiment for the area I had left.  So off I go to grab my Go To for small, the Itty Bitty Birthdays set.  I love all of the Itty Bitty sets.  They are great to have on hand.

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

 

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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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Gorgeous Posies

I have another #simplestamping card to share with you today.  I noticed the stamp set the first time I looked through the annual catalog.  It is in with the kits, but you can purchase the stamp set separately.    I thought the flowers were just perfect with the definition to them.  So here it is.

 

 

This card I made using the Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes.  So it truly is “simple” and “quick”!!  The flowers are stamped with Rococo Rose Ink and the leaves are stamped using Just Jade Ink.  I added the dots to the center of the flowers with Bumblee Ink.  (I know you are not used to a one word color!)  The sentiment is also using the Bumblebee Ink.

And that is the card!!!  How quick is this?  I believe it would be awesome for newer stampers, or just to make a bunch to add to gifts, or several wrapped as a gift.

Thank you for stopping in today.  Please try your hand at #simplestamping and see what you come up with.  I was truly surprised at the cute card with just a handful of supplies.  This is probably the shortest Supply List I have ever done! LOL!!

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Fern Congratulations

You know I adore the Forever Fern Bundle of products.  I have used it several times.  Well, today  is one more.  I needed a special Congratulations card and went back to these awesome definition stamps.

 

 

I rarely  make a White on White card.  I did today, and actually made another one for my club cards.  I will be sharing that one later in the week.  But for this card, I felt the gorgeous colors I used to stamp, plus the beautiful DSP , needed a clean slate behind it.  The base card is Thick Whisper White, and the layer is regular weight Whisper White raised with Dimensionals.

I used the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper as the grounding spot.  It is cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  In person , the stitching detail around the edges shows up a bit more than here.  For the sentiment, I wanted a really pretty “Congratulations”.  I found this one in Celebration of Tags.  It is a new set in the annual catalog that matches the Trio of Tags Dies ,which carried over.  I didn’t use the matching dies, as I wanted just a bit larger background.  So I used one of my favorites the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  Not only do I love the shape, but they have the stitching around the edge to match the Stitched Rectangle.

For the greenery, I used a variety of greens.  I used Pear Pizzaz, Just Jade, and Pretty Peacock for the various types of leaves.  I then used Soft Sea Foam with the splatter stamp from Forever Fern.  It is really soft and that was just enough splatter around the card.  I stamped it twice after each inking, so some spots are lighter than others.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you had a relaxing weekend and were able to get some crafting in.  Remember that Bonus Days are over halfway gone.  If you have items still on your wish list, get them now and have some Free money for the Mini Catalog debut in August!

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.

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