Happy Birthday America

I made a patriotic birthday card to share with you for July 4th.  Since it is considered the birthday of our country I felt it was appropriate.

 

 

The Happy Birthday is from the Monogram Messages stamp set.  I stamped the H and B along with the happy and birthday.  They are cut out or with the happy birthday, cut with the Classic Label Punch and then reinserted to make the banner tips.

The background was something I did a while back and has been laying on my desk.  I was practicing watercoling with watercolor paper and reinkers.  I had previously made the red stripes.   I saw the piece when I was trying to think of a patriotic card to make.  So all I had to do was go back and add the blue stripes.   It isn’t perfect, but then neither am I 🙂

I do love the versatility of this Monogram Messages set and hope you will give it a second look. I really have not seen but a few samples with it.  Thank you for stopping in today and I hope you can enjoy the weekend.

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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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Goat Birthday

I  had a great vacation last week on the beach.  The weather and water were wonderful.  I had filled in my cards to share with a few of the Stampin’ Up! videos.  I hope you enjoyed those.  There are quite a few of them on the Stampin’ Up! YouTube channel.

For today I am sharing a fun stamp set that I know I will be using quite often.  It is the Way To Goat set.

 

 

I love the goat and to me the expression on his face is sort of “I don’t care what you think”.  I love that.  The sentiment goes right along with the expression.

I did minimal coloring on the goat.  I only shaded the darker areas on the body and the flower he is snacking on.  Since he is snacking on what could be a daisy, I paired the Ornate Garden DSP piece of daisies.  I based my colors from that DSP as well.

The banner regarding the cake he ate is cut using the Tasteful Labels Dies.  This banner, and those dies, will get a lot of use.  For the second part of the sentiment, I used the Classic Label Punch.  I cut one end off flush with the edge of the paper to make it a banner of sorts as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I will have another new project to share tomorrow.  I am back in full swing again.

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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Pals June Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our theme is the “new 2020-2022 In Colors.” The Design Team is showcasing the new family of In Colors from the new catalog. We know you will love them as much as we do! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I took the theme to heart and have used most of the new In Colors in my card.  I went with my favorite card to make which is a gift card holder.  I use this quite often and have the measurements listed after the Blog Hop Line Up.

 

As I said, this is a gift card holder, so here is the inside of the card.

I debated on which new color to focus on for my project.  I love the Misty Moonlight, which is the base of the card.  But I wanted to share more than that color.  Then I saw the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper Stack (It’s a 6X6 stack).  In going through those sheets I ran across this one, and knew I had found my theme.  I love the print itself, but the colors are just so pretty.

The stamp set, or rather Bundle that I used, is the Posted For You.  It is a Punch Bundle.  I love punches because they are so easy to do multiples of and just so quick.  This one is going to be a favorite I can already tell.  So many of our Stampin’ Up! sentiments will fit in this punch.

I used the punched image to separate the sentiment.  The “Love” is included in the sentiment stamp.  But I wanted to use the punch in place of it.  So I used old washi tape to cover all but the sending you on the stamp, inked , removed the washi tape, and stamped.  I cleaned the stamp and repeated by covering all but the end of the saying.  And that time I almost forgot to remove the washi tape!!  Luckily I caught it just in time!.

Thank you so much for hopping to my post.  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new post, but in the meantime, keep hopping along!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for July 8th – Gifts from the Garden when the design team will showcase cards or gift ideas from treasures found in the garden.  Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  6. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  16. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  23. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  24. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  25. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  26. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  27. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  28. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja

Measurements:

  • card base is 4 1/4 X 10, scored at 1 3/4 and 4 1/2. Fold the short end to the inside and use a circle punch to punch a finger notch.  Place your gift card in the proper position and use Tear & Tape to secure each side. (By putting the gift card in it insures you have enough room)
  • the Just Jade inside layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • the Whisper White inside layer is 3 3/4 X 5
  • the inside DSP layer is 2 1/4 X 1
  • the front left Just jade layer is 2 1/2 X 4
  • the front DSP layer is 2 1/4 X 3 3/4
  • the Magenta Madness layer is 2 7/8 X 3 3/4
  • the Whisper White layer is 2 5/8 X 3 1/2

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!  All of the supplies I used are at the bottom of the post.

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Happy Day

I am saying a fond farewell to one of my past favorite stamp sets.  It is the Painted Harvest.  I used this main stamp several times as a sunflower, a wreath, and have loved every one of them.  I know we have to say goodbye so I wanted to make one last card with it.

 

 

In making this card, I am also playing along with the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge #242.  Here is the sketch I based the card from.

I love using challenges, especially sketches, to get card ideas. Then I generally do some additions to make them my own.

I used a couple of colors for the sunflower.  It is a base of Daffodil Delight, with the definition stamp in Mango Melody.  The center is Pumpkin Pie with a few additions of the Holiday Rhinestones.

I used some additional retiring products on this card as well.  The Leaf Punch is sadly going away.  For this I stamped the base with Shaded Spruce and then added Pretty Peacock as the definition stamp.  The DSP is also retiring.  It is the 2019-2021 In Colors DSP.  The colors are not retiring and thee will be a new pattern of this year In Colors and the new In Colors.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for a great group of projects with the InKing Royalty Monthly Blog Hop.

 

By Clicking on the Giveback picture, you will be taken to the page to order this awesome digital download.

 

Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

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Birthday Kindness

I have a sweet Birthday card to share today made with mostly Retiring Products.  I love how it turned out with the Mosiac Mood Designer Series Paper.  And the Layered With Kindness stamp set has such beautifully distinctive stamps.

 

 

I am sad now that I had not used this stamp set more.  The “Distinctive” look to those leaves are so pretty.  The little flowers are topped with the Champagne Rhinestones, which will be carrying over to the new catalog.  Sadly, they are on backorder right now though.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and is stamped twice.  I stamped it on the Pear Pizzaz with Pear Pizzaz ink.  I then stamped it again on Whisper White with Grapefruit Grove Ink.  I used the Label Me Fancy and Label Me Lovely Punches to layer together.

I posted a second post yesterday about Stampin’ Up!s Giving Back Digital Download stamps for the Covid-19 relief.  The stamps are so adorable.  You can click on the picture below and be taken to the site to order your download.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have a great day.

Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

Annual Catalog Retiring List.  Click on the pdf to get the full list.

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