Hand Made Cards

Perfect Mix - One in a Dozen

Sometimes you just want a quick, simple card
you can make to send for no real reason at all --
I'll like the phrase "Random Acts of Kindness" cards.

This card is perfect for that.
We used the Perfect Mix stamp set.
The saying "You're One in a Dozen"
comes with the egg stamp -- so adorable.
We started with Thick Whisper White for the card base.
Next a Sweet Sugarplum layer and then
a layer of Whisper White.
We stamped the egg carton with Stazon ink
and used Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz markers
to color in.
Stamp the greeting with Sweet Sugarplum on
a scrap of Whisper White and punch out with the
Classic Label punch.
Adhere this little label to a piece of Sweet Sugarplum
and trim the edges.
Then we used a piece of the 1/4" Very Vanilla Ribbon,
tied a knot on one side and attach it to the card front.

Special Reason with Glitter

Have you seen the new Glitter paper??
It's in the new Sale-a-Bration flyer -- it's part of the
three new items you can choose with a $50 order.
It is so pretty -- the colors are fabulous -- Bermuda Bay,
Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron.

This is one of the cards that customers made on
Sunday at my Winter Warm Up event.

The stamp set used is Special Reason and
you guessed it -- there is a coordinating framelit
set called Stylish Stems.

SpecialReasonSaleabrationGlimmerPaperStampwithpeggyTIP:   Cut out the larger flower with the framelit on the
Whisper White layer and then the Bermuda Bay
Glimmer Paper is attached under the cutout. 
It adds such great sparkle to the card.

I also love the added texture look with the Smoky Slate
scattered dots.

Avant Garden Thank You

I love FREE things, don't you??

Today's card features two, that's right two stamp sets
that you can earn FREE. 
Avant Garden and So Very Much are each available
with every $50 you order through March 31st.
They are featured in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.
SoMuchThankYouStampwithPeggyCard Base -- Early Espresso -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Daffodil Delight -- 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White -- 3 3/4" x 5"
stamp Thank You from So Much with Early Espresso ink
stamp flower petals from Avant Garden with Daffodil Delight ink
stamp stems and leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink
stamp stamens with Early Espresso ink

If you need a bunch of Thank You cards they are quick
and so cute and "springy".

Super Duper Candle Border Punch

Today's card is the Super Duper Candle Border Punch card.
Wow, that's a mouth full but it is definitely descriptive.
The stamp set used is the Super Duper stamp set -- love this one.
I paired it with the new Candle Border Punch which added
a fun peekaboo of orange candles at the bottom of the
Whisper White layer.

Card Base -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" -- scored at 4 1/4"
Basic Black -- 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White -- 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
I used my Simply Scoring Tool to add two score lines at 1 1/2" and 2"
(this gave my card a little more texture)
Punch the candle border across the bottom of the Whisper White piece.
Attach a 1 1/2" x 5 1/8" piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock.
Stamp the greeting with Tangerine Tango ink.
I added some fun little "sparkles" with Bermuda Bay ink.
Attach a piece of 1/8" Stitched Bermuda Bay ribbon .
Tie a bow with another piece of ribbon and attach with a Glue Dot.

Imagine all the fun color combos you could use for this card!!!

Reverse Words -- New Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set

WOOHOO -- brand new Sale-a-Bration items begin TODAY!!!
I love when new product is released - and today Stampin' Up! released three new items.
I was able to order them a couple weeks ago so I could make some samples to share with you.  This card used the new Reverse Words stamp set.
At first glance I wasn't sure about this set but then I saw a few ideas on Pinterest and viola, here's my card.

I started with a Thick Whisper White base,
added a 4" x 5 1/4" Basic Black layer,
then a 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" Whisper White layer.
I added some of the Tasty Treats Washi Tape on the left side.
I stamped the "Hooray" from the Reverse Words stamp set with Peekaboo Peach ink.
THEN I used stamps from Perfectly Wrapped with Memento ink to add "A Big" and "For You" along with a few scattered bursts.

It is a very simple but fun card and is great in any color scheme.
You could add a strip of designer paper in place of the washi tape.

Don't forget the three new Sale-a-Bration items.
One is BEAUTIFUL Glimmer paper that I'm sure will SELL OUT quickly!!!
Remember -- you get to choose item FREE item with every $50 so get your order placed right away so you don't miss out.
Use HOSTESS CODE #FTXRYCG for orders placed through Sunday, February 26th.

These items are showing a price but they are FREE with your $50 order.

Lift Me Up

Wow, what an amazing weekend!!
The weather was fabulous -- mid 60's both days.  Yesterday was my Winter Warm Up Stamp Camp and I think it worked this year -- it was definitely a Winter Warm Up. 
I know winter isn't over yet and we will have plenty of cold coming yet but we
definitely took advantage of a couple of warm days.

Here's one of the cards we made yesterday.  It used the Lift Me Up Bundle --
which is the Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinating Up & Away framelits.
The card is sweet and simple.
The card base is Smoky Slate with layers of Night of Navy, Whisper White and
Carried Away designed paper along with some fun dazzling clouds.
The clouds were cut from the Dazzling Diamonds sheets.

Birthday Blast

Are you ready for a little fun?
Today's card will give you that.
I love Silver Foil "blast" which is made with the Star Blast Edgetlit Die.  So much fun!!
The stamp set used is Birthday Blast -- there are so many fun images in this stamp set.

The card base is Smoky Slate with a Whisper White layer added.  Then Blushing Bride -- stamp the big star blast with Blushing Bride ink -- add Whisper White at the bottom -- Stamp Happy Birthday with Smoky Slate ink -- add the Silver Foil blast and you are done.

I love the adorable simplicity of this card.

Super Duper Day

I loved this Super Duper stamp set the minute
I saw the sample in the Occasions Catalog.
To me it is just so bring & cheery!!!!

The designer paper is from the
Cupcakes & Carousel designer paper pack.
The colors in the card are pulled from
the designer paper -- such a great color combo.

Super Duper
1. The banner on the card is stamped twice.
Ink the stamp with Early Espresso and
Tangerine Tango markers and stamp onto the
3 3/4" x 5" Very Vanilla cardstock. 
2. Color the small squares and diamonds in the
design with Bermuda Bay marker.
3.  Ink stamp again with markers, stamp on scrap
of Very Vanilla cardstock
(don't worry about the outside portion this time
as you are cutting out the center)