Inspire

The Artfully Aware stamp set is a wonderful stamp set and has the flexibility to show Support and Love for a number of reasons / causes.  I have used it a couple of times but have never posted one of the cards.  When I looked at it yesterday, I just thought how Inspiring people going through difficult situations can be to others.  I know I admire them for their courage and determination.  I also know that I have absolutely nothing to complain about!  Sorry for the narrative, but this is where I got the inspiration for this card.

 

Artfully Aware, 149447

 

This sentiment is from the stamp set Part of My Story.  I LOVE it!!  That is an awesome set with several perfect sentiments.  I saw this one as perfectly matching the Artfully Aware set.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you have an awesome weekend and will return next week for new projects.

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Happy Valentine Day

I am sharing a sweet Valentine card for you today.  This one is actually for my sweet husband, but since he doesn’t look at these posts, I don’t have to worry about him seeing it. LOL!

 

Meant to Be Bundle, 150587

 

I used my favorite Valentine Bundle.  Although it would work wonderfully for anything that requires hearts.  I love the various dies and the ways they can be used.   I chose the All My Love Designer Series Paper to pair with the gorgeous hearts.  This pattern is my very favorite of the cute paper in that pack.  I love pairing it with the Balmy Blue.  A nice twist for a romantic look.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow after enjoying this sweet day.  As always, the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Tea Time

I apologize for being late two days in a row.  But sometime life doesn’t go smoothly.  Nothing is wrong, just things being crazy.  So thank you for checking in and coming back to see what I have for you.

Today’s card we made at my Stamp Club on Sunday.  I believe they liked it.  I know I enjoyed creating it because it is a bit different that what I normally do.  With the sentiment I chose for the front, this card could be used for so many different occasions.  I love having cards like that in my files for a quick one to grab and send.

 

Tea Together, 148779

 

I think this card is really pretty.  Or at least unexpected.  I paired the Tea Together stamp set from the Occasions Catalog with the Tea Time Framelits from Sale-A-Bration.  They are one of the $100.00 Free items.   I believe I heard they are carrying over and that is very unusual.  Even if they do not, I believe they are well worth the price (so to speak!LOL!) The gorgeous ribbon is also from the Tea Suite of products.  It is Tea Ribbon Combo, and you get this color and an off white trimmed in gold as a pair.

The embossing folder to add some class to the tea set, is the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder also from the Occasions Catalog.  I love the beautiful detail it brings to the card.  The Tea Pot is die cut from the Tea Room Designer Series Paper.   That is where I got the Coastal Cabana card idea from…..I love getting color inspiration from the DSP!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed this card.  Please return tomorrow as it is one of the PALS Blog Hops!  Those are always filled with super projects.  As always, the supply list is at the bottom the post.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • 4 1/4 X 11
  • 4 X 5 1/4
  • 5 1/8 X 3 7/8

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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Gift Card Holder

I know you have seen variations of this gift card holder.  It is my “GO TO” for gift cards.  It is also a fold that I do even when not including the gift card pocket.  Hopefully you will like the different little twist I have added today.

 

Stampin' Up!, Meant To Be, Garden Impressions, Jackie Beers

Meant To Be Bundle, 150587

 

I have been doing really bright cards lately, so today is no exception!  But I do love this Garden Impressions DSP.  Truthfully, it can go either Subtle or Bright with the colors.  That is awesome!

Have you figured out the little twist I mentioned about the card?  Yes, it is the little card attached to the front.  You are such good guessers!!  Here it is pulled out.

 

 

And here is the inside.  Just in case you have never seen it before.

 

 

I have directions listed below.  This may actually be my first video.  I am terrified, but I will get through it.  But in the meantime, you will have the directions.  If you have any problems with it, please contact me.

NOTE:  I used the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch to punch the hole the ribbon is run through on the tag.  That is going to be no longer available once supplies are depleted.  Apparently the manufacturer says they can no longer make it.  That is a bummer!  So if you do not have it I would suggest grabbing it up before it is gone.

Thank you for visiting today!  The Join Promotion is still live and SAB is not even halfway over.  So Happy Stamping!!

Directions:

  • The basic card:
  • Base layer is 4 1/4 X 10, scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4, fold and burnish
  • On the short section, use a circle punch and punch a half circle for a finger slot
  • Fold the short section into the inside of the card
  • Place Tear & Tape along the very edges of the short section. Place the gift card or a piece of card stock into the slot as you adhere it down to insure enough room for the card.

 

  • The top layer:
  • Card stock layer is 3 3/4 X 5
  • DSP is 3 X 5
  • Also, inside white piece is 3 X 5 (so that it does not show from the outside)

 

  • Front Pull Out Pocket:
  • Card stock is 2 3/4 X 5 1/8
  • score down short side and 1/2, and 2 1/4
  • score long side at 2 3/8
  • Fold and burnish score lines
  • Cut away the outside 1/2 scores on both sides of the longer section
  • Use the Trio Corner Punch and round the corner of the longer section
  • Use the 1/2″ circle punch to punch a finger hole in the short end
  • Add adhesive to the fronts of the flaps on the short section so that when you fold them in they adhere to the back longer section.
  • The tag is the Everyday Label Punch with the hole punched with the 1/8″ handheld punch and add ribbon of your choice.

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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Price: $110.00

 

 

Jar of Love

I hope you had a good weekend and are ready to get some more card making ideas.  I have returned to the Annual Catalog today with a little bit of the Occasions Catalog thrown in.

I loved the Jar of Love stamp set from the first time I saw it.  I grew up with Ball Jars used for just about everything, including drinking glasses!  So this was right out of my childhood.  I added some LOVE to today’s card with just a small touch.  Here is the card.

 

Jar of Love, 141587

 

Did you pick up on my LOVE?  I do adore the different words that just happen to fit on the jar!  I think this card could be used for a variety of reasons, and obviously could be done in almost any color you wanted.  That is always a win and one of the things I look for when searching for card ideas and layouts.

Everything on the jar and the stamped flowers are included in the Jar of Love stamp set.  The punched flowers are from the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack in the Occasions Catalog.  The Heart Epoxy Droplets are in that catalog as well.  Remember, they are the clear ones that can be colored with the Stampin’ Blends.

I have a tip that I used for the punched flowers.  I used the Paper Pierce Mat and the Paper Piercing Tool to give some dimension to the punched flowers.  Place the flower on the mat and use the handle end of the tool to press down into the mat.  It bends the flower pretty evenly.  And of course adding the pearl to the center is just the finishing touch!

Thank you for visiting today.  Please return tomorrow for another card idea.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  And a gentle reminder about the Join Promotion and the awesome Shopping Spree you get with it.  I do promise that there are NO pressure sales to do more than join and place that original order.  I would love to talk with you about it.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


SUPPLIES:

 

 

True Love for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around LOVE. You’re certain to see some amazing ideas for Valentine’s Day in the hop, but there are other ways to honor love in the lineup, too. What fun! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My card definitely follows the “LOVE” theme.  Just not in the way you would expect maybe.  I adore all , well almost all, animals.  Especially dogs and cats.  So when looking through stamps for this Love project, I couldn’t help but give Happy Tails and Nine Lives a second look.  Since I couldn’t decide on one of the sets……….I chose to use both of them…….together!!  What better kind of LOVE!!

 

Stampin' Up!, Happy Tails, Nine Lives, Dog Punch, Cat Punch,Be Mine Framelits, Wood DSP, Jackie Beers

Happy Tails Bundle, 150631

 

I tried to not get too fancy with the colors of the animals.  That can be a bit tricky sometimes.  I went with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, which pairs beautifully with the Flirty Flamingo.  The Wood Textures DSP was a great find, which led to the stitched heart “cut out” of the fence behind them.   I do love the Be Mine Framelits and the fact that some do not cut out pieces but embellish them.

The sentiment is from the Nine Lives stamp set and is so true!!  In case you were not aware, the Nine Lives stamp set pairs with our Cat Punch from the Annual Catalog.  And isn’t it perfect that Stampin’ Up! designed the two so they face each other?  A match made in heaven, at least to me.

As always, I have all of the supplies listed at the bottom of the post.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Nina King at InkPaperSequins. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
     

    JOIN PROMOTION:

    For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

    • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
    • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
    • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
    • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
    • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
    • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
    • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
    • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
    • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

     

    Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

    • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

     

    • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

    (I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

    Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


    Additional quick pictures

     


    SUPPLIES:

    Price: $18.00

    Price: $110.00