Daisy Lane Wreath

Here is another card I made to thank people for my birthday presents.  It uses the Stitched All Around stamp set and matching dies called Stitched Labels again (if you didn’t see my previous card using this bundle, you can check it out here).  I also used the stamp set called Daisy Lane for the wreath made out of the flowers.

To make this card, I first used my wreath builder stencil and the flower from the stamp set called Daisy Lane.  I stamped it numerous times in a circle using Crushed Curry Ink.  Then I stamped the thank you sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink and cut it out using the coordinating die from Stitched Labels.  I backed this with a circle I punched out using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and Mossy Meadow cardstock and adhered it to the center of the flower wreath.

After that I masked off a stamp from Flourishing Phrases so that I would only ink up the words “so very much”.  A lot of people cut their stamps so they don’t have to mask them.  Honestly, this would give me hives.  It is so easy to mask off a section of a stamp using Washi Tape or something similar.  You just place the tape over the words you don’t want to use, ink the stamp, pull off the tape and stamp it onto a piece of paper.  Only the words that on ink will show.  Then I cut it out using the Classic Label Punch.

On a side note:  Happy Birthday, Peter.  We are looking forward to seeing you soon!!

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Word Wishes

I love word dies and Stampin’ Up!® has a few good ones.  In the last Occasions Catalog they came out with dies called Well Written and this year they added Word Wishes.  Well Written goes with the stamp set called Well Said and Word Wishes has a stamp set called A Wish For Everything.  You can save 10% if you purchase Word Wishes and A Wish For Everything in a Bundle.

I needed a masculine birthday card and I always have a harder time making those than feminine cards.  I don’t know why but I do.  I think when it comes to masculine cards, simple can be better.

To make this card I first cut out the word “Happy” using the Word Wishes dies in Whisper White. added two pieces of Designer Series Paper from the 6″ x 6″ Brights collection in Poppy Parade and Pacific Point.  I cut the circle out of Pacific Point cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhered the die cut with Multipurpose Glue. I stamped the word ‘birthday” in Pacific Point Ink and cut it out using a die from Stitched Labels.

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Stitched All Around

Stitched All Around is a stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!®  2018/2019 Annual Catalog.  It has a set of matching dies called Stitched Labels and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  As a reminder any of the products are in the Annual and Occasions Catalogs that are in a Bundle will not have the 10% savings once these catalogs on June 3rd.  If they carry over, you will pay full price for them.  While I am at it, this is another reminder that if you like any of the 2017-2019 In Colors you should order them as soon as possible because once they are gone, they will be gone for good.

I love the Stitched All Around stamp set and Stitched Labels Dies.  There are ten dies in the set and they make cut out fun and unusual shapes.  To make this card I first stamped the sentiment in Pineapple Punch ink and cut it out using one of the dies.  Then I cut out the label behind it in Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  I ran a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock in the Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder.  I know it is hard to see on my card and in the catalog so here is a close up photo.

This embossing folder adds a lot of subtle texture (hence, the name).

I thought the card still needed something else so I tied a bow using Nature’s Twine in Grapefruit Grove.

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Spooky Sweets For Halloween

Two Halloween cards in one year!  That has to be a world’s record for me.  I am not a Halloween person.   I’ve already told you why in previous posts so I won’t go into it again here.  Just take my word for it.  The only thing is I just love the Spooky Sweets Stamp Set and the matching Spooky Bats Punch (you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).  I think those little bats are adorable.  Plus the moon stamp matches the Twinkle Builder Punch that is in the Stampin’ Up!®  Annual Catalog.  I love it when Stampin’ Up! adds other products to match the ones you may already own.

To make this card I first stamped the tree and the ground from the stamp set called Sheltering Tree onto Basic Gray cardstock.  I know it kind of looks like a puny tree compared to the bats but I went with it anyway.  No one says stamping has to be perfect!  Then I stamped the cloudy background before adding the quarter moon and the stars to it.  The sentiment was cut out using the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies.

Happy Halloween. I hope all you crazy people out there who love Halloween and go all out have a great time.  Just don’t egg my house, please!

PS:  You know I am going to post Halloween pictures of my grandchildren so you can look forward to that!

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Stitched All Around

Stitched All Around is a fun stamp set that is in the 2018/2019 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It has a set of matching dies called Stitched Labels Framelits (yes, you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).  The dies are beautiful.  There are six different labels that have cut outs and stitching around them.  My favorite is the one that cuts out the stamp that has “thank you” in it.  It also has a die that cuts out the background on my card.  I used it twice in each corner.

The colors I used for this card are Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Grapefruit Grove and Mango Melody.

Now I have some pictures to show you from when Madelyn and Nolan (and their parents of course) came for a visit.  Madelyn is now three years old.  I don’t know how that happened but she is adorable, brave, extremely smart and a little sassy.  Before you roll your eyes, just remember that I am a grandmother so I can say these things!  Nolan is the sweetest little boy ever.  He is eleven moths old and smiles most of the time (we don’t count the middle of the night part).

Last year Madelyn would not go anywhere near Rob’s tractor.  This year she was helping him drive it.  What a difference a year makes!

Tomorrow I will show you some more pictures of our visit.

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Blended Seasons

Today is the last day to get the Color Your Season Bundle.  This Bundle includes the stamp set called Blended Seasons and the matching Framelits called Stitched Labels.  This is an awesome Bundle that can be used all year around.  Here are some cards Stampin’ Up! made using this Bundle.

Here are a few cards I made also using this Bundle:

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