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Stampin’ Up! A Paisley Time of Year for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  It’s color challenge week and I hope you’ll take a minute to browse all the projects brought to you by the ladies-who-hop!  With color week – you never know what we’ll come up with!

Here are  the colors we all worked with this week:

Now when I first saw that color combo, I looked to the By the Shore DSP and figured that would be the basis for my card.  But I decided to go a different direction, instead.  I pulled out the new Paisleys & Posies bundle:

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…and combined it with the Host-Exclusive set from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog called Time of Year.  And this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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That’s not DSP there on the card front!  I made that using the Baby-Wipe inking technique.  Cool, huh?  Here’s how I did it.

I laid down my silicon sheet to protect my worktable.  Then I laid a regular old baby wipe down on the sheet.  Using my Dapper Denim and Mint Macaron Ink Refills, I randomly dropped drops of each on the baby wipe – letting it all run together.  Then I used that inked-up wipe as my ink pad.  So every time I inked my Paisleys & Posies stamp, I picked up both colors.  And every time, the colors it stamped were different!

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I stamped the paisley image all over a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added a couple of drops of Calypso Coral ink to the edges of my “ink pad” and used that to ink the little flower from Paisleys & Posies and stamped it around the panel.  I SNAILd it to a Calypso Coral mat.

For my Time of Year sentiment, I stamped that in Dapper Denim ink on Very Vanilla.  I cut it out with a square-sided die from the new Squares Layering Framelits.  It’s matted on a Calypso Coral scalloped-edge square, also cut with the Layering Framelits.

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I also used my baby wipe ink pad to stamp another little image from Paisleys & Posies in the top corner of the sentiment panel.  And I stamped a little circle image – and cut it with the matching die in the Paisley Framelits.  I adhered it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue in the opposite corner.

Okay – okay – you’re right.  That one wasn’t planned.  I’d stamped a second little image (like in the top right corner) there, but it came out blurry.  Instead of re-doing the whole panel, I covered it up with a little die cut.

Sheesh.  Y’all know me too well! 😉

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Using some new Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, I wrapped a length around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I popped the sentiment square over it all with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few little embellishments…the first is a doubled-over piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim.  The next is a die cut from the Paisley Framelits.  I went back to my baby wipe ink pad, and pressed a piece of Very Vanilla card stock into it…

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I think that’s so cool – I’m going to have to try this and use my resulting panel as a card front one of these days! 🙂  With this one, though, I used the Paisley Framelit die to cut out a shape, which I adhered over the lace trim with more Liquid Glue.

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Finally, I adhered a bow of the Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I added a couple more baby-wipe-inked paisley and flower images from Paisleys & Posies on a Very Vanilla panel.

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I SNAILd it to a Calypso Coral mat and then into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done! 🙂

I added more of the same paisley image to the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

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…and again to the envelope flap.  For this, I opened the flap up, masked off the front of the envelope with Sticky Note tape, and stamped all over the flap.

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Et Voila!  I think this is an awfully pretty group of images in this set.  And it works really nicely with the baby wipe technique, don’t you think?  Keep that technique in your kit bag, okay?  It’s a good one! 🙂

Card cuts and all the products you need to make this one for yourself are at the bottom of this post…

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Have fun on the Hop!




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Stampin’ Up! My Hero Makes Christmas in July Merry!

Good morning, y’all!  As I type this, it’s thundering outside, maybe getting a splatter of rain.  Well…I went and closed my cracked-so-the-little-Soul-doesn’t-explode-in-the-heat-windows, so it won’t actually rain, I’m sure! 😉

Since I’m not at home, there haven’t been many Duck Duck updates – sorry about that (she’s become something of a celebrity….).  But yesterday, while Wayne was feeding the horses, I was on the phone with him, so I got a bit of an update.

Right from the Goose’s beak, so to speak.

Apparently he was wasting a lot of time giving the ponies a cool shower when they came in the barn.  And she was giving him H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS for it, too.  And his phone headset (Wayne’s – Duck Duck doesn’t have a phone of her own.  Yet) was picking up every word!  So I could hear her griping and moaning and complaining, and him laughing and telling her he was coming….it was quite the cacophony in my ear, I can tell you!  Then I got to listen as he tried to get her to go out of the barn ahead of him – we obviously need a very low energy Australian Sheperd to help us help her to not get run over!  She’s quite content to be right underfoot!

I miss the goose.

Which is one of the weirdest statements I’ve ever written…. 😉

So, let’s get on with some card making, shall we?

This one is another Christmas in July card.  I was playing with challenges and the design teams like the theme.  I combined the Ronald McDonald charity stamp set called My Hero (check it out on page 209 of the catalog – it’s got lots of fun images, covering a myriad of occasions – and SU! will give $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) for each set sold!) and the Host-exclusive set called Time of Year.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Always an Adventure for Christmas

Well, it’s Hawmp day again!  Week’s almost over – gotta love a 4-day week, huh?

Things are quiet here on the wild animal front.  Well….Duck-Duck isn’t quiet.  Ever.  She was a bit flustered this morning.  Don’t know what got into her, but she met me at the barn and gave me the what-for for the whole time I was there.  Actually came all the way in to the barn to tell me all about it.  Whatever it was.  I may never know!  Once Wayne got there and we sat down, she settled a bit.  And then came and stood in front of us and groomed.

And groomed.


And then – once every feather on her considerable body was fluffed and primped and rubbed and perfect…she stood in front of us and…balanced. On one leg.  I don’t know why.  Cuz I don’t understand “goose”.

But, I gotta say she’s funny as all get out.  And I spent a lot of time laughing like crazy at her grooming rituals! 🙂  And if I can ever figure out how to get a video from my phone into this blog – I’ll let you see it, too.

But – on to the card for the day!  My friend out in California is retiring this month.  Which means that the next time I have to go out there for work, he won’t be there.  He’s been my friend and my rock for every single event we’ve done out there.  It’s going to be pretty hard without him – and I’m going to miss him.  But I’m happy for him and want to send him a card.  Not a sappy one – just a fun one.  

His new home is a log house on a lake in Wisconsin, so I wanted an outdoor theme – and the Outdoor Adventure Framelits seemed like the way to go.  I used a few other sets, too – like the Host set called Time of Year.  And the Labeler Alphabet.  And the Hearth & Home Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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