A New England Fall

Holiday Home

I took a break from making Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards the past few days but now I am back on track. I already used the Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Holiday Home for a “Caribbean” card a couple of weeks ago.  This time I am making a Fall New England home card.  I used the medium Night of Navy Blendabilities to color the house this New England Blue.  Of course, you have to have a red door if you live in the Northeast.  The trees actually came from the Photopolymer Stamp Set called White Christmas because the size of them fit better with this card than the tree that came with the Holiday Home Set.

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A Gift For A Baby Shower

Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits

Last week I was invited to a baby shower for the son and daughter in law of a good friend.  Her son is the same age as my kids.  It is hard to believe these kids are old enough to be having babies.  It doesn’t seem that long ago that there were little kids running around in the park playing tag.

This couple lives in Chicago and flew here so I didn’t want to give them something big that they would have to carry back on the plane.  Of course, the perfect answer is a gift card.  I didn’t want to just give them a card with the gift card inside so I decided to make another box using the Gift Card Envelope & Trim Thinlits Die (that is a mouthful!).  I used the Something for Baby stamp set with the matching Framelits called Baby’s First to decorate the top of the box.  Here is a picture of the top:

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Congratulations Bryan and Christina!

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Happy Birthday Sherry

Flower Patch

Today is the birthday of a friend of mine (Sherry).  I think I am still being a little rebellious about the change of season because I made her a summery birthday card.  The colors started out as good colors for Fall but then I felt it needed a little pop so I added the Melon Mambo flowers.  The kind of blew the Fall color idea.  In any case, this is a simple one layer card.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Hey You.  I honestly have no clue why it is named that, but in any case, it is one of those sets that is easily overlooked.  It is on page 103 of the Annual Catalog and it is shown at 50% of it’s real size.  Stampin’ Up! usually shows all their stamp sets at full size but for some reason this one is smaller.  It is a great size for cards so check it out and remember it is really bigger than it looks.

Happy Birthday Sherry!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

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You’re A Star!

Pictogram Punches

For a few years, I am have whining (just a little bit) that Stampin’ Up! didn’t have many star stamps, punches or Framelits.  They  used to have them but they retired a few years ago.  I think maybe they finally heard me (and many many others) whine loud enough that they brought a bunch of star products back!  There are Framelits, an embossing folder, a punch and star stamps galore!  Yay!  I love it!

This card using a stamp set called Pictogram Punches.  It has a lot of stamps that go with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The larger stars were cut out using the Star Framelits.  The Tangerine Tango strip in the background is actually Washi Tape!  Washi Tape is a great and easy way to add a little color to your cards.

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Taking A Break From The Holidays

Flower Shop, Mixed Bunch

I know it is almost Fall but I am still having trouble letting summer go.  Although September usually has beautiful weather in this area, it always seems like the month belongs to Fall.  I decided to change it up a little bit from the holidays and the Holiday Catalog by offering one last look at summer.

I made this card using Mixed Bunch, Flower Shop and Petite Petals.  These sets go so well together when you want to layer flowers.  The Designer Series Paper is called Gold Soiree and can be found in the Annual Catalog.

Goodbye summer.  We’ll see you next year!

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Hooray For Stars!

Bright & Beautiful

Here is yet another star card.  I can’t help myself.  I just love stars.  This card reminds me of a magician’s trick.  Can you see how the two stars are attached to each other?  It is magical (although not really).  As with any magic trick, there is always a solution.  You just have to figure it out.  In this case, it is very simple.  I cut out the larger star and then used a smaller Star Framelit to cut out the middle.  Then I just put a slice in the Blushing Bride star and hid that slice underneath the Calypso Coral Star.  See?  It only looks like magic.

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Bright & Beautiful

Bright & Beautiful

Here is another Christmas card made with the Bright & Beautiful stamp set which is in the Holiday Catalog.  This set matches the Star Framelits that are in the Annual Catalog.  I chose not to use the Framelits with this card to show you the different ways the stamps can be used.  This time I used the All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape.  I love the colors in this set (Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky and Silver.  The silver sequins are also available in the Holiday Catalog and are called Frosted Sequins.  There are 450 sequins in this set!  That should last most people a very long time!

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