Monthly Archives: September 2015

Stampin’ Up! Joyful Season Makes a Lovely Fall Card

Today’s card share uses the Christmas-y stamp set called Joyful Season, but it’s in the guise of a Fall card.  That’s the only stamp set you’ll need to make this card! I also used some layered stamping techniques, like I’ve shown you before.  Take a look-see:

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What’s Up at Stampin’ Up! for 29 Sept 15!

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday again, so that means Stampin’ Up! updates and new Weekly Deals.

Here are a few personal news blurbs for you:

  • The Happy Stampers team is starting weekly Blog Hops!  Every Thursday, a group of us will join up to bring you our interpretation of a sketch or a color challenge or some other theme.  On Thursdays (starting this week!), expect my post to come to you at 9am Eastern Time (a little later than you’re used to getting it).  And I’ll have links all set up to help you navigate thru the ladies-who-hop!
  • This coming Saturday, Amy Koenders, Jari Francis and I are going to the World Card Making Day 2015 in Atlanta!  We’ll be spending the day with like-minded card makers, putting together cards and projects with our FREE stamp set, and trying to catch the eye of the Roving Prize Patrols!  There’s a prize for the Tackiest Name Tag, too – which I’m working on now.  I’ll post a pic for you guys when I get it done (well, maybe right before I go on Saturday  – so there’s no industrial espionage going on, if you catch my meaning!).  I think it’s going to be a super fun day – I’ll share some pictures with you on Sunday.  Or Monday if I’m as tired as I think I’ll be on Saturday evening when I get home! 🙂
  • On the 17th, I’ll be going to a Fall Craft and Vendor Festival at the Christ’s Church Whitewater  in Fayetteville, GA.  I’ll have a table and a fun make-and-take and maybe even some cash-and-carry items!  On top of that, you can get your Halloween punkin’ while you’re shopping!  So – if any of you are reading this blog from the south Atlanta area, I’d love to meet you in person.  Here’s a flyer with all the info!

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Stampin’ Up! Lighthearted Leaves Super Simple Thank You!

Well, as anticipated, the night sky was not visible for us last night. So we missed the most-Super of the 2015 Super Moons AND the super-rare Total Lunar Eclipse of said Super Moon.  Perhaps we’ll still be around in 2033 and will get to see it then.  If any of you saw it – was it completely awesome?!?!  I SO wanted to see it!! 😦

Today’s share is a super simple card to make.  It takes a little bit of time to make 8 of them like I did – cause of how you get to color!  I just used the Lighthearted Leaves, Watercolor Wishes and the Tin of Cards stamp sets, and added some color from 4 Fall-centric colors in the 2014-2016 In Color suite: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Wonderland Silver Silent Night!

A little Christmas pretty for y’all today.  You only need one stamp set – the superb Wonderland – and some White and Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the tools to heat emboss!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sleighless Sleigh Ride For All Things!

As we head into the first official weekend of the 2015 Fall Season, I thought it would be fun to Welcome Fall with a simple, one-stamp-set card.  Now, to be fair, I also used the Sleigh Ride Thinlits.  I’m sorry, but I just had to use the Big Shot on this one-stamp-set card!

It’s easy to forget, with all the fun new products in the 2015 Holiday Catalog, that the Annual Catalog also has wonderful items that will make super cards for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and beyond!  The stamp set that I chose today is just such an item – the For All Things set.  This was originally in the 2014 Holiday Catalog and (thankfully!!) made it into the Annual Catalog.  It’s a good ‘un, and I hope it stays as an active set for many years to come.

Take a look see at what I got when I paired For All Things with the Sleigh Ride Thinlits:

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Stampin’ Up! Papillon Potpourri and Watercolor Wishes for a Happy Birthday!

Friday Friday!!  Hope you’re all looking forward to a nice, Fall weekend!  I know that I am – the weather promises to be very Fall-ish.  And it’s too early for leaf burning, so we can keep the windows open and enjoy it!

My share for today is neither Fall-ish, Thanksgiving-ish, or Christmas-ish!  It’s a birthday card requested by a friend for her friend.  Description of the recipient:  Not woodsy.  A girly- girl.  Likes shoes.  Wears heels.

Not a lot to go on.  So…..I decided on flowers and butterflies!  We’ll find out soon whether I hit the mark or need to take a mulligan and try again! 🙂

I used some Papillon Potpourri, a little Watercolor Wishes, the Fluttering TIEF and some Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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The design is from the Pals Paper Arts Sketch #269.  Be sure to head over as the week progresses to see what folks come up with!

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I started by coloring one of the big, gorgeous flowers in the Timeless Elegance DSP (an Annual Catalog offering!).  I used Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and a little Wild Wasabi – courtesy of my Many Marvelous Markers set.  I colored everything in, and then outlined it, and added some shading with Calypso Coral on the flowers.  The centers are Daffodil Delight and So Saffron.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing out!

To make the card front, I took a piece of the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP and ran it thru the Big Shot in my Fluttering TIEF (tip: be sure to double check that you have the paper in the folder correctly so that you get the embossing on the side that you want!).  Then I SNAILd it to a Gold Foil Mat.

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The circular elements are a Tea Lace Paper Doily and a gold Metallic Doily.  I just adhered them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and then I trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips.  I did the same with my fussy-cut Timeless Elegance flower.  Then I took a little more of the glue and spread it around on the flower centers, sprinkled that with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Just a little bit of sparkle!  Finally, I SNAILd the whole card front to my Basic Black card base.

The butterflies are all from the Papillon Potpourri set.  I picked the flowery design for both the large Elegant Butterfly and the smaller Bitty Butterfly punches.  I inked the stamps up with Versamark and stamped the flutterbies on Gold Foil (liberally rubbed with my Embossing Buddy first!).  Then I sprinkled Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the stamped images, hit them with my heat tool, and then punched them out with their corresponding punch.  Easy peasy! 🙂

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I curled all their little wings up a little, and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to each butterfly.  I saved them for just a few minutes more….

The sentiment is from the ever-so-useful and beautiful Watercolor Wishes stamp set.  The sentiments in this set are wonderful – and the fonts are perfect.  I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I made the banner end with my snips and then edged the banner with my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to a piece of Gold Foil and then fussy cut the mat out – again with my Paper Snips.

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I ran a length of Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine and piece of Gold Metallic Thread thru a Gold Basic Metal Button, tied a little bow and adhered it to the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once I had the sentiment where I wanted it, I added the small butterflies (Bitty Butterfly punch) with more Liquid Glue, and then put the single Elegant Butterfly up in the top corner.  And the front was done!

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For the inside, I heat embossed (in Gold) the same small flowery butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri set in the bottom corner of a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I added the Birthday sentiment from Watercolor Wishes in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The mat is another piece of Gold Foil (note to self: buy more Gold Foil in next order! 🙂 ).

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I added one more little line of Rhinestones at the top….cause I thought they looked cool and girly and sparkly!

For the envelope, I embossed one more butterfly in Gold on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope….

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And (you guessed it!) added a liner of Gold and Black from the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP using my Envelope Liner Thinlits.

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So – we’ll find out in a couple of days whether this will work or whether I’ll be back to the drawing board! 😉  I hope she likes it – and hope that you enjoyed it as well.

Enjoy your last day of the week and I’ll be back tomorrow with another project to share!

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes on Vintage Leaflets!

Happy Thursday, y’all!  Business is satisfactorily concluded and I’m getting back on the road to head home!  In the meantime, please enjoy this card I have to share with you today.

I am really really pleased with this one (especially after the “teachable moment card” of yesterday!).  But, let me warn you up front – it wasn’t particularly easy OR peasy to put together.  It took a lot of adjusting and Stamp-A-Ma-Jigging and wiggling.  But I finally got it and I’m proud as punch at how it turned out!  And, let’s be honest here – if I can do it, so can you! Promise! 🙂

I’d seen a card with a Happy Scene on a Vintage Leaf (Miss Amy Koenders did one a few days back!) and I loved it.  So, I wanted to do a similar thing, but….I didn’t want a direct CASE.  So, I played in my head with an idea….and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Embellished and Delicate Ornaments for Christmas!

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Wednesday and I’m once again away from home for business.  I’ll be back on Thursday, so it’s a short trip.  In anticipation of being away from my card-making goodies, I made two cards over the weekend and on Monday to be “ahead” of the game!  Before I share today’s card – a little story….

I have a Master’s Degree in Adult Education.  Yes, it’s true. I’m all edu-ma-cated and stuff!  One thing I learned in my course of study, was how to teach by example.  You can show students a “true” example.  “See?  If you do these things, in the order I’ve shown you, you’ll get the ‘right’ answer”.  You can also, however, teach by showing “close, non-examples”.  The end product is really….almost…right….  It’s also a method for tripping students up on multiple choice tests.  Two answers that look almost the same…but only one is correct.  The other is close.  A non-example.  That’s a simplified explanation.

But, why do I tell you this completely non-cardmaking, unrelated story?  Well, cause I sort of messed up one of my cards that I so industriously made ahead of time – and I didn’t have time to go back and re-do it.  So, I decided, having the heart of an educator, to use this as a teachable moment.

Stick with me, guys – you’ll know of what I speak soon.

My card design was based on the very pretty sketch from Mojo Monday.  #416, so be exact.  This is a great sketch, so please take a minute to go see what the other talented folks have come up with!

MM 416

When I saw the sketch, my brain said “Embellished Ornaments!”  So that’s what I pulled out – the bundled set, with clear mount stamps and matching Delicate Ornament Thinlits.  I grabbed my Dazzling Diamonds and Red Glimmer Papers.  I inventoried my gold and silver foil.  I found a piece of Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum.  And this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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What’s Up at Stampin’ Up! for 22 Sept 15!

Hello, folks – welcome to Tuesday!

We have new Weekly Deals for your browsing pleasure – and they include a beautiful stamp set called Remarkable You!  It has some of the prettiest flowers in it that I’ve seen on a stamp set!  So beautiful for coloring and giving. 🙂  Check it out!

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Stampin’ Up! Flurry of Wishes Let it Snow!

Happy Monday – the biggest oxymoron going, huh!?  I am of the opinion that no one really likes Monday – no matter what it is you have to do on Monday.  I work from home.  And yet – on Sunday afternoon – I get the Sunday afternoon blues.  What’s up with that? 🙂

Today’s share is a winter-y card full of wishes for winter snow.  Here in the A-T-L, snow is a seldom-seen phenomenon.  And when it DOES snow….well, let’s just say it’s way better to just stay at the house!  Cause A-T-L-ians really don’t drive in the snow so good.  But, they THINK they can…..so…..this is what happens….

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This was in The Great Snow Storm of 2014.  Like I said – if you’re ever in Atlanta and it snows, snuggle down at home!

But, snow is fun and pretty (as long as it leaves in a few days!) and so, when winter comes around, I always wish it would snow just a little.  I used the new stamp set Flurry of Wishes, and its bundled punch called Snow Flurry to make today’s card.  Take a look-see:

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