Masculine Birthday

My title may be a bit misleading.  This does not have to be a masculine birthday card.  It just is not a “frilly” birthday card.  Plus, I tried to be more generic in the colors I chose.  I used the Hello Cupcake stamp set from Sale-A-Bration because it seems to lend the more simpler, less frilly, air about it.  You can decide for yourself though.

 

Hello Cupcake, 149714

 

Hopefully you can see the possibilities with this set even though I went with a simpler version.  Bright colors would make this a really fun and young card.  I will try that next.  Since I have been using really bright colors, I thought I would go for the more light and generic colors today.

This is a one stamp set card.  Those are great for quick , take on vacation, and beginner stampers who do not have a lot of products.  Truthfully, I love to make one set cards.  I believe it really shows the value of a set when you can make a card, or more, using only that set.

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

The only non-simple thing I did on this card, and actually it is a simple thing to do!!!!  I stamped the icing on the layer and then on a scrap of paper.  I cut out the one on the scrap and raised it with dimensionals to give some depth to hang over the base of the cupcake.  The sprinkles are stamped in Mossy Meadow on the Soft SeaFoam, but left uncolored.  To tie the base of Crumb Cake to the greens, I wrapped Linen Thread (One of my all time favorite go tops!) around the stamped image layer.  The bow is tied separately and attached with a glue dot.  ***Another trick I learned long ago, when I discovered how difficult it is to tie a bow on a continuous length of ribbon and have it lay properly!

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Layer is 2 3/4 X 4 1/8
  • White Layer is 2 5/8 X 4

 

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return tomorrow for another fun card.  As always, the supply list is at the bottom of the post.

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  • 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

 


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Country Tri-Fold

I have shown you this card fold previously.  Before, I used the thick DSP from Share What You Love.  Today I have used DSP from Nature’s Poem, which is regular weight.  So I added a twist and gave it a backing.  Are you intrigued?  Here is the different version.

 

Country Home, 147678

 

And here is the open view.

 

 

Can you see the thin border of Mint Macaron on the back panel?  Because the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper is a more normal weight of DSP, I felt it wasn’t strong enough to stand as a card.  So I added the 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece on the back.  If you have been stamping a while you might remember prior to SU giving us the Thick Whisper White.  We used the regular Whisper White and add a layer of colored card stock as the base like this.

I do love this DSP.  The colors are great and I really like the stripes next to the leaves when it is folded.  I did adhere the center of the front fold before adding the oval and flowers.  The flowers are stamped in Gray Granite and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  I was so happy when this Country Home set carried over.  And I hope it carries over into the next Annual Catalog as well.  I love the milk can and pitcher, and that the colors can be adapted to whatever you need.  Another Thank You to Stampin’ Up! for these great stamp sets.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s twist on the Tri-Fold.  I have included the measurements below as well as the supply list at the bottom of the post.

Remember we are only in the now second month of Sale-A-Bration.  New products are going to be added soon, so stay tuned.  And best of all is the join promotion.  Read about it below and please contact me if you would love to get the Ultimate Shopping Experience!!

Measurements:

  • Base is 5 1/2 X 4 1/4
  • DSP is 5 1/8 X 11 7/8
  • Score DSP at 1 3/4, 4 3/4, and 7 3/4, Fold and burnish, then mountain, valley with the folds.
  • Inside panel is 2 3/4 X 5

 

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

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Jump Start

It is so hard to make masculine birthday cards most of the time.  And it is even harder to make masculine Valentine Cards.  Most valentine cards are sort of “mushy” or at least that is guy speak for I don’t want any part of it!! LOL!!!  Well, today I have a non-mushy valentine card.  I hope you will think that it fits that description.

 

Geared Up Garage Bundle, 150610

 

Some guys may be thinking that the car jump starts their heart!  I know there are some who really loves classic cars.  Hopefully this will work for your guys as well.

This is also a very quick card, which makes it one of my favorite kind.  All it took was some cutting, two stamps, and one crank of the Big Shot. Woohoo!!

The touch of red is a bid towards the female classic of black and white with a pop of color.  I thought of that when I saw the black DSP from Classic Garage Designer Series Paper.  The red is actually the reverse side.  How convenient is that?

The sentiment is stamped and then die cut.  The two pieces are created from one die.  It embosses the little ends and cuts out the center all at once.  I think it would be great to heat emboss the sentiment on a different color and then pop it into the center.  But I wanted to keep things simple on this card.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog hop and today’s card.  I will have another project for you tomorrow, so please come back.  And as always, all of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base card of Basic Black = 4 1/4 X 11
  • Whisper White = 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP = 4 X 5 1/4
  • Red DSP strip = 1 1/4 X 5 1/4

 

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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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

     

     

Wonderful Memories for GDP174

I created this card for a friend who recently lost a loved one.  As hard as these type cards are to make, I thought this sketch is perfect for a Mother/Daughter, or two friends, for a variety of occasions.  It just so happens that it fit perfectly with the Global Design Project 174 sketch challenge.  That never happens for me!

 

Artfully Aware, 149447

Here is the sketch that my card just happened to fit.  We are given a bit of leniency on it matching the sketch exactly.

 

 

The technique I used is a fairly old one that is super fun.  I took the negative from a die cut oval and taped it to my card with removable tape.  You can also use sticky notes to hold it in place.  Then all you do is sponge inside of the cut out.  I added a little bit more in some places.  If you want a very smooth layer, try using the sponge brayer with repeated passes.  I just used one of the stampin’ sponges that is cut into pieces.  I hope you will try this technique.  Any die cut or punched shape is free game for this technique.

Thank you for visiting today!  Please come back tomorrow for another InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  There will be a lot of great projects for you to hop through.

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  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
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  • 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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Part of My Story for CTS306

I am playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #306 today.  Brian King was who inspired this sketch.  Of course, I had to give it a try.  My first thought after seeing the sketch was that the Frogs would be perfect.  Here is my card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Part of My Story, So Hoppy Together, Gingham, Jackie Beers

Part of My Story, 149719

Here is the sketch I am CASEing:

As I said above, I decided on the frog from Hoppy Together, A SAB stamp set, right away, and then the Lemon Lime Gingham was a perfect match.  But I could not find the sentiment that seemed to be “Just Right”.  Then I ran across the Part of My Story stamp set, another SAB item, and new I had found the correct sentiment.  “I’m So Glad You Are a Part of My Story” is one that I loved the minute I saw it.  It makes me think of dear friends, loved ones, and especially the friends and family we can just be our super silly self with.  The perfect pairing for the crazy frog!!

Other than finding the perfect match, the card was super quick and easy.  I stamped in Tuxedo Black and colored the frog with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  I love that you can see a touch of the Gingham check through the coloring.  It adds a bit of dimension to his body.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return tomorrow for a another new project.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

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  • 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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Gingham Squirrel

I have pulled out one of the cutest and memory filled stamped set in the Occasions Catalog for today’s project.  At least it brings back memories to me.  I am a big reader, and I was even as a young child.  Apparently as soon as I learned to read I was hooked.  Have you guessed which stamp set it is?  It could just be me, but the Fable Friends set reminds me of the Fables I read as a child.  So of course I could not wait to play with these cuties.

 

Fable Friends, 148670

 

The duck is closer to the fables I read, but I could not resist this little squirrel.  It looks like he is bringing a flower to a friend and is all dressed up to do it.  How sweet is that?

This layout is a great way to use leftover designer paper scraps.  I played around with the way to lay them out.  I began with large , medium, small moving to the right.  That just didn’t do it for me.  So I tried this and loved it.  Your pieces could easily be all the same size or as I did.  I hope you will give it a try.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return on Monday for a new project.  Hopefully your weekend will be a good one.

Measurements:

  • Yellow Gingham = 1 3/4 X 5, back layer is 5 1/8 X 1 7/8
  • Green Gingham = 1 1/2 X 4 1/2, back layer is 4 5/8 X 1 5/8
  • Blue Gingham = 1 1/4 X 4, back layer is 4 1/8 X 1 3/8
  • Squirrel layer = 2 3/8 X 2 1/2, back layer is 2 1/2 X 2 5/8

 

 

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  • 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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You’re The Best

When I made the Rooster card earlier in the week, I stamped the rooster twice, of course, to try coloring him a bit differently.  He didn’t end up too different from the earlier one however.  But the card layout is a bit different.  Here is the second Rooster card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Home To Roost, P.S. You're The Best, Tin Tile Embossing, Jackie Beers

Home To Roost, 149736

 

I still used the Poppy Parade for the cone and beard.  And that led to the Poppy Parade Frame.  Since the Mossy Meadow is quite darker, I decided to use the Poppy Parade as the ink on the sentiment.  One thing just led to another!

Speaking of the sentiment, it is from the P.S. You’re The Best stamp set.  It is a great little set with the typewriter.  It has cute little sentiments, and wonderful little background stamps for subtle additions to cards.

In case you missed Monday’s Rooster, you can see him HERE

Today’s little guy is not as bright as the first Rooster.   I still used the Bermuda Bay.  I loved the color and richness it gives to his main body feathers.  I am not sure how well you can see in the photo, but I carried the Smoky Slate out onto the tail feathers as well as the wing.  It looks good up close.  You will just have to trust me. LOL!

I was so thrilled when the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder carried over from the Holiday Catalog.  I hope you didn’t miss that.  It is listed on the inside of the back page of the Occasions Catalog as one of the main carry overs.  WOOHOO!!  I love the depth of the embossing, but a tin tile goes perfectly with the country feel of the rooster.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for another project.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  And if you are interested in hosting a party, or have any questions about my projects, please contact me.  I would love to talk with you about these and the SPECIAL JOIN PROMOTION going on during Sale-A-Bration.

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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