Bubble Over

This is another card that we made at our monthly stamping club meeting.  We used the stamp set called Bubble Over with the matching framelits called Bottles and Bubbles.  You can purchase both of these in a Bundle and save 10% on the purchase price.

The card also uses a couple of products that you could earn for free with a qualifying purchase.  The Designer Series Paper we used is called Bubbles and Fizz.  It matches the Bubble Over Bundle perfectly,  You can’t buy this paper.  You can only get it for free.  Isn’t that just awful?! (Ha!).  This paper is full of bright colors.  The best part of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper is that is has two different patterns on each side.  All the patterns in this set are gorgeous!

The other product we used on this card is from another item you can get for free.  The stamp set is called Amazing You and includes the celebrate sentiment.  Again, you can’t buy this set, you can only get it for free with a qualifying order.  There is only one month left to Sale-a-bration so better hurry before these free items are unavailable for good!


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Picture Perfect Birthday

Today is Emory Jade’s first birthday!  I don’t know how the time flew so fast.  It doesn’t seem like that long ago that she was born.  I know.  Everyone says that but it is so true!

A few years ago Stampin’ Up! introduced Suites as a way to bundle products that go together.  This makes it so much easier for customers to look at and purchase products that match.  They then makes lots of cards, 3D items and other creations using this Suite so you can get some great ideas.

Picture Perfect Party is one of the Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  This Suite includes a stamp set called Picture Perfect Birthday, Designer Series Paper called Picture Perfect Party, the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, cardstock, and other embellishments that coordinate with this Suite.  This particular suite even has some matching Stampin’ Spots with it!  If you buy most of the items in this Suite you will be eligible for a free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  A note~ the ribbon in this bundle is not available.  Stampin’ Up! had some issues with it and pulled it off the market.

The Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper is very different.  One one side they have actual photographs of birthday things like candles, party blowers and balloons.  The other side has designs.  The picture sides are so much fun. I used the ballon one on my card.

To make this fun card I just cut out the balloon Designer Series Paper, embossed the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday, added some Whisper White Baker’s Twine and put it all together.  It is a clean and simple card and was quick and easy to make.

Happy Birthday, Emy Jade!


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Longing For Sunshine

I suppose every place you live (well except maybe Hawaii) has its good weather and its bad weather.  Right now is the hardest time of year for us.  I don’t think I have seen the sun in weeks (or months) and it is very dreary.  Today it is pouring rain so the world is a big slushy, muddy mess.  Ask me again in July or August and I will have a whole different outlook.  It is so beautiful up here during the summer months.  I just wish they lasted longer!

This dreary weather made me think of Florida and wishing I was there.  It would be awesome to be sitting on the beach, under the tiki bar awning and having a Pina Colada.  The best I could do is come up with a card that represents that idea.

I made this card using a bunch of different products and stamp sets.  The glass is cut out of Color Theory Designer Series Paper using the Coffee Cups Framelits.  The umbrella is from Weather Together and Umbrella Weather Framelits.  The orange is from the stamp set called Lemon Zest and punched out using the matching Lemon Builder Punch.  The seagulls are from High Tide and last but not least, the sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  It just goes to show you that Stampin’ Up! products are great to mix and match!

Now let’s just hope for better weather soon!


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A Stamp Off Sketch Challenge

Hello again.  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge is sketch one.

I don’t know why but this sketch was hard for me.  I thought about using hearts for it but it is after Valentine’s Day and I am sure everyone is tired of seeing hearts so I ruled them out.  I stared at my stamp sets for quite a while before deciding to deviate a tad from the sketch and use the Bubble Over stamp set.

I didn’t think it was too far of a stretch.  Well maybe it is.

Bubble Over is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  It has matching Framelits called Bottles & Bubbles and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  Plus, it has matching Designer Series Paper called Bubbles & Fizz that you could get for FREE with a $50 order.  Order the Bubble Over Bundle, an ink pad and a pack of card stock and you will have enough to get the Designer Series Paper for free.  Free is always fun!

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made.  They probably followed the sketch a little closer so I will now get some ideas on what I could have used!


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Mixed Medallions Card Kit

Mixed Medallions Card Kit is another item in the Sale-a-bration Catalog that you can get for free with a qualifying purchase.  This kits has everything you need to make 8 fun trifold cards with envelopes.  These cards are super easy to put together and are really cute.  The kit comes in English, French or German.  You can use the sentiments they provide or you can change them up using the stamp sets you already own.

Here is everything that comes in this kit:

Here is a video showing you how to put the cards together:

Don’t forget there are other fantastic items you can get for free with a qualifying order.  To the right of this blog post you can click on the first Sale-a-bration Catalog or the new Catalog that has additional items.  You can also get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order) or join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

Beautiful Day

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It uses the stamp set in the 2018 Occasions Catalog called Beautiful Day.  This stamp set is perfect to use with the new Brusho Crystal Colour.  Yes, even though I am from the United States I spelled that correctly.  It is kind of an ongoing joke with my fellow Canadian demonstrators.  We claim they don’t know how to spell color or neighbor and they claim we always forget the u.  Brusho actually spells it with a u which made my Canadian friends happy.

First I stamped the butterfly with Versamark and then embossed it with White Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock.  Then I used my Aqua Painter to lay water down and sprinkled Yellow and Gamboge (orange) Brusho on top.  The water makes the crystals melt and spread.  After the yellow and gamboge covered the entire butterfly I sprinkled the Gamboge (orange) on top and spritzed it lightly with my Stampin’ Spritzer.  I wanted it to look spotted so I didn’t use a lot of water.  Then we cut out the butterfly by hand.

Lastly, we sprinkled some blue Brusho onto white cardstock and again, lightly spritzed it, stamped the sentiment and added the Tutti-fruitti Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!


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Epic Celebrations

This is another card we made in our monthly stamp club.  It uses the stamp set called Epic Celebrations.  This is one of the stamp sets you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase.  This is a great set to use for boys, young and old.

I am always amazed how everyone has such different tastes when it comes to just about everything.  There are some members of my stamp club that like Neutral colors.  There are some that like bright colors (like me) and some that like the Subtles and Regals.  I decided to give them a choice by coloring the guitar with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  Here is the card using Marina Mist for the guitar.

Here is a card using Crumb Cake for the guitar.

I did have one member who wanted pink which would also look great on this card.

The background is stamped with the background stamp called Sheet Music.  The punch is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog and is called Tailored Tag Punch.  To make the background to this stamp we adhered it to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and cut it out by hand.

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