Beautiful Bouquet

This is the third card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting last week.  I do need to say that my stamp ladies are the best!  They are such fun to get together with and we all get along really well.  It is such a great group!  I love them all!

We used the stamp set called Beautiful Bouquet to make this card.  This stamp set has matching Framelits called Bouquet Bunch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I know I say that a lot  but Stampin’ Up! really has a ton of stamp sets that do have matching dies and they always offer 10% off if you buy them together in a Bundle the first year they appear.  I probably own all of them!

The banner and sentiment are from the stamp set called Birthday Banners and the Framelits are called Bunch of Banners.

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Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to make a card using the Ombre technique.

As you know the Stampin’ Up! 2017/2018 Annual Catalog starts on June 1st.  As a Demonstrator we were able to purchase a select variety of items from that catalog.  One of the items was ombre Designer Series Paper called Color Theory.  I decided that there was a good chance that Buffy and Jackie would use that Designer Series Paper so I decided to do something different.

I used the stamp set called Birthday Banners to make this card.  I know it is not exactly ombre but I thought it was close enough.  I stamped the candles using Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron.  Birthday Banners is a great set because it goes with so many other products.  It matches the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Bunch Of Banners Framelits Dies.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  Do you think they used the new Designer Series Paper?  Wouldn’t it be funny if we all thought the same thing and no one used it at all?  No worries though.  You will see it soon enough!


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A Window Box Thinlits Card

One of the great things I love about Stampin’ Up! is how versatile their products are.  You can mix and match stamp sets, dies and colors.  Everything coordinates so you don’t have to guess what goes with what.

I used a die set on this card called Window Box Thinlits.  Now, as you can see, I didn’t make a box with it but instead I used a couple of the other dies in this set to make a card.  The candles and the polka dot squares were cut using these dies.

The banner is from Birthday Banners, Banners For You and Bunches of Banners Framelits Dies.  You can save 10% by purchasing the Banners For You stamp set and Bunches of Banners Framelits in a Bundle until May 31st.  After that, the Bundle price goes away.

The best part of this card is all the stamp sets and dies are being carried over to the new Annual Catalog!


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Nailed It

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I made this card using a new stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog called Nailed It.  It was one of those sets that didn’t catch my eye right away but the more I looked at it, the more I decided I had to have it.  I think what happened is it has a Happy Fathers Day stamp in it and since I don’t have any fathers left I didn’t think I needed it.  The thing is, it makes a great man card.  All the tools and the sentiments are perfect for that.

The other nice thing about this stamp set is it has a set of matching Framelits called Build It.  Ya gotta love any stamp set that has matching Framelits!

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Sunshine Sayings

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I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but lately I have been doing a lot of cards that are quick and easy.  There is a reason for that.  I was actually going on vacation for a couple of weeks so I had to make 15 cards and write 15 blog posts before I left.  We flew to our destination so I couldn’t bring stamping things without Rob being unhappy with a $100 baggage charge for an extra suitcase!  Whew!  It has been kind of crazy but I think I did ok with this task.

So, here is another quick and easy card to make when you are in a hurry (or having to make enough cards in a couple of days to keep this blog going).  I used the stamp set called Sunshine Sayings for the flowers and leaves.  The ‘Happy” is from Crazy About You (which is one of the few stamp sets that comes in your choice of wood mount, clear mount or Photopolymer!) and the banner is from Time Of Year.

Well, thanks for being so patient with me by putting up with so many easy cards.  At least I hope I showed you that making cards doesn’t have to be elaborate or time consuming.

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A Stamp Off Sketch Challenge

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It is Friday ~ my favorite day of the week!  It is the day Buffy, Jackie and I participate in our Stamp Off Challenge.  This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge (which is also my favorite challenge).  I find sketch challenges the easiest because all you need to do it fit your stamps and paper into the sketch.

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Here is my card:

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I used a new stamp set called High Tide to make this card.  It is a set that is in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  The lighthouse is a two step stamp.  This is when you stamp once with one stamp and then stamp again with another stamp over the first one.  It makes the image look kind of 3D.  The sentiment is from Birthday Banners which coordinates with the the Framelits called Bunch Of Banners.  The “water” is Designer Series Paper called By The Shore.

Now let’s go over to see what Jackie and Buffy made.  I always love to see how they interpret one of our challenges.

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Another Stamp Off Challenge

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Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is a sketch challenge by Jackie (apparently I get that part wrong a lot so I can’t really promise it is Jackie’s but I think it is).  It could also be a layout challenge because it is called Pile It On. In any case, here is the challenge.

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Here is my card:

Swirly Bird, Time Of Year, Swirly Scribbles, Bunch Of Banners

I used a few stamp sets for this card.  One is called Swirly Bird (the bird), on is called Time Of Year, which is a hostess set in the Annual Catalog (Birthday) and the happy came from Crazy About You.  I used a couple of different Big Shot Dies too.  The wreath is from Swirly Scribbles and I cut the banner out using Bunch Of Banners.

As a side note, Buffy, Jackie and I are on our way to go to Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage.  Buffy and I are both going to the one in New Jersey but unfortunately, Jackie is going to Phoenix.  I can’t wait.  We will get an early peek at the 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs and have a fun filled day with other demonstrators from the area.  If you are interested in more information and becoming a demonstrator, just send me an email.  I will be glad to answer any questions you have.  One of  my newest downline, Char, is also going! It should be a lot of fun.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  I am sure we will be wowed!

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