From The Heart

You should have seen today’s card on Friday.  I had some technical difficulties…….called “scheduling for the wrong day”!  Duh.  By the time I realized it had not posted, it was Friday afternoon.  When I discovered it was set for Saturday instead of Friday, I just changed it to Monday.  Sorry about that.  I’ll blame it on being retired and not knowing what the actual date is!!  So here is the delayed card.  A quick and easy one that is great for leftover DSP.

 

Petal Palette Bundle, 145974

 

 

I love simple and this is definitely a simple card.  Although you could step it up with some texture on the heart or the white background.  Probably my favorite part of the card is the banner from the DSP.  It is from the Bubbles and Fizz DSP from Sale-A-Bration.  I hate that I did not notice it before SAB was over.  But I found a strip laying on my cutting table and decided it was perfect for the card.

A simple background color change to anything with matching DSP and you have an entirely new card.  That is why I love posting here for you to check out my ideas.  Just use what you have laying around and it will be wonderful!

Thank you for visiting today!  I very much appreciate you checking my posts and your sweet comments.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES:

 

 

 

Masculine Any Occasions Card

Sometimes it is hard to find just the right feel for a more masculine card of any kind.  The True Gentleman Suite in the Occasions Catalog is just perfect.  It is great colors, some fun, and some classic DSP, and great sentiments.  It is a winner all around.  So here is my card.

 

Truly Tailored Bundle, 147752

 

I love the fun designs of the DSP in this suite of products.  I am not usually into buttons, but for this I believe it really works.  And that corduroy ribbon is awesome!  It is soft and easy to work with.  Plus it adds great texture to the card.

The DSP is where my color choices came from.  The base of the card is Tranquil Tide with a narrow border of Chocolate Chip ( which is retiring).  The cute sentiment is stamped on Very Vanilla in Dapper Denim ink.  I used the Tailored Tag Punch for the sentiment.  To get the background for the tag, I adhered the punch layer to the Tranquil Tide and just paper snipped the straight edges.  It was very simple and easy to do.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Do not forget to go over the retiring lists I have added below.  And if you do not have a demonstrator , I would love to send you the new catalog when it is available and help you to make your wish list.  Also, demonstrators get to purchase ahead of everyone else!!  So if you have ever considered joining, this would be a great time.  And I would love to have you on my team.  Contact me and let’s talk about it !!

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Birthday Wit

The card I have for you today is quick and easy, but super cute and funny.  I needed a quick card for my Stamp Club on Sunday since I was preparing for Brian King’s Spring Event and the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event for the last week or two.  Actually I needed to have all three cards ready to go so I could unload the car and go again on Sunday.  But cute, quick , and easy are what I always try to do.  So enough of the babble, here is one of the cards we made at Club.

 

Birthday Wit, 145753

 

I adore this sentiment, and the matching inside sentiment is just as good.  Although I forgot to photograph that. It says “Nothing Says Happy Birthday Like A Piece of Paper Folded In Half”!  I love that !

Do you remember when we were kids?  Assuming you are anywhere close to my age…….  And Blue and Green were never placed together on anything.  Now I say that was so dumb!  Because I love these colors together.  They really pop!  The best part of this DSP is that it is another unexpected find.  It is the “back” of the Pick A Pattern DSP that has the animals and trees on it.  I cannot believe I never noticed it before!  I believe this package of DSP is one of the best ever.

Thank you for visiting today!  I will be sharing the other two Club cards  this week as well.

REMINDER:  It is that time of year.  The Retiring List is out.  Click on the link below to shop before the ones you love are sold out.


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES:

 

 

 

Pick A Friend

I am sharing with you today the card that I made for a card swap with other demonstrators over the weekend.  I received a similar card several years ago in a different swap and have used variations of it several times.  I love it and I hope you will see the versatility of it as well.

 

Beautiful Bouquet, 143666

 

 

This stamp set has such gorgeous and sweet sentiments.  The entire stamp set is wonderful, from the different fonts of the sentiments, the variety of flowers, and of course…..the matching framelits!  It is definitely a keeper.  The sentiment I used here is my favorite though.  Who would not feel extra special receiving a card with that sweet thought on the front.

I went a little over my norm in terms of the amount of layers and embellishments.  The embossed background is the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  It is a great folder in that the impression is great on either side.  The splatter on the Wild Wasabi layer is from Touches of Texture stamp set.  I used it again beneath the flowers on the top layer.  The edge of the white layer is the Ticket Tear Border Punch.  This is an awesome punch that I need to use more often.  The ribbon is from the Occasions Catalog and is the Whisper White Organza Ribbon.  And of course the elegant pearls at the bottom just finish it off.

Since this is a CASE card, I would love to see a CASE that you do of my card!  I think that would be so fun.  If you will send them to me, I will add them to a post.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have a good week ahead.  The supplies I used are all listed at the bottom of the page.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card base of Rich Razzleberry is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • Sahara Sand is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Wild Wasabi is 2 1/2 X 4 1/4
  • Whisper White is 2 1/4 X 4

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Crazy quilt Hugs

Do any of you remember Crazy Quilts?  It was a frequently made quilt made by using leftover scraps of other quilting pieces.  That is what today’s card reminds me of.  Although I did it on purpose.  The idea came to me when I saw the card I made in the last week or two that was a CASE of Brian King’s patented leftover strips of card stock card.  You can see my card HERE.   Then I saw the Tailored Tag Punch, and this is the result of that combination.

 

Lovely Inside & Out, 144011

 

It is Crazy!!  I punched several pieces of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack with the Tailored Tag Punch.  The two different papers you see are actually both sides of one sheet.  I then just taped them to a piece of Whisper White card stock.  When I got to the edges, I merely turned it over and trimmed the pieces off with my Paper Snips.  Some of those pieces were then reused to fill in gaps.  It was actually fun, and quite quick to make.

For the sentiment, I decided to make it like a crooked sign to go along with the Crazy theme.  It is taped down and has an Enamel Shape to replace the nail or tack.  How fun is this??  Now I want to make a bunch more in different colors and different designer series papers.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed this card and will let me know what you think.  I love reading your comments.

The supplies I used are listed the bottom of the page.  Today there are not that many!  That is a good thing in my opinion!!


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES:

 

 

 

Hello Friend

The card I have today is made using the stamp set that coordinates with a kit.  It is Hello Friend and is on page 17 of the annual catalog.  I think of it as a “sleeper” stamp set.  It really has great pieces that work great together and separately.

 

Hello Friend, 144059

 

I love this wreath.  It is a 4 Season type wreath I believe.  You could add the flowers, as I have, or leave plain, add berries, etc.  I chose a wreath for Spring.  The base and flowers are stamped in Melon Mambo and the wreath is Wild Wasabi.

The designer series paper I used is from the Color Theory paper stack.  It is a variegated green.  I cut off the lightest color in making it fit the card.  I wanted a simple way to add texture or more emphasis without really adding anything.  ( I know that sounds crazy!)  Between the variegated DSP and by placing the wreath over to the side, I think I succeeded.  It also allowed me to wrap a piece of the beautiful Whisper White Organza Ribbon and add a bow.

This is a layout that can definitely be used quite often.  I love versatile layouts, cards, etc.  Thank you so much for visiting today!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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