Dragonfly Dreams

I am very sad to announce that Stampin’ Up! has decided to end their contract with Becky Higgins who owns Project Life.  Although I am not a scrapbooker, I loved using their products for cards.  The good news is Stampin’ Up! will be offering a new product line in their 2017 Annual Catalog that beings on June 1st.  Stay tuned for that!

I used a Project Life card to make this card.  It is from the set called Hello Lovely.  I have sold so many of these sets to card makers and scrapbookers alike.  It is a beautiful set that uses Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky and other beautiful colors.

I used the set of Thinlits called Detailed Dragonfly Dies.  I cut the dragonflies out of Copper Foil Sheets.  These Foil Sheets are so awesome.  They have been by far, the most popular color.  The copper is so rich and beautiful.  Plus Dragonfly Dreams and the Detailed Dragonfly Dies are being carried over into the next catalog!

The stamp set I used is called Endless Thanks.  It comes with the little banner and a ton of sentiments.  First I stamped it in Versamark and then embossed it using Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Sadly, this set is being retired.  I use it so often so I will miss it.  If you like this set  order it soon before it is gone forever.

If you are a fan of Project Life, you should order it soon because once they kits are sold out, they will be gone for good.  You can check out the 2017 Retirement List by clicking on the button to the right of this post.


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Christmas Thank You Cards

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Here is a quick and easy card I made for thanking people for Christmas gifts I received.  I needed something easy because I found I didn’t have a lot of time and wanted to get my thank you cards out.

I used the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper for the background.  I love this paper because it is textured with different designs so it adds a lot of dimension to the card.  This paper is in the 2016 Holiday Catalog and will be retiring when the catalog is over so if you like it you will need to order it before January 3rd.

I cut the star out using the Stars Framelits and This Christmas Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment and banner are from the stamp set called Endless Thanks.

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Paper Pumpkin Thank You Cards

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The November Paper Pumpkin Kit was one of my favorite kits of all time.  Although I had already made my Christmas cards by the time it came, I decided this kit would make really cute thank you cards for all the gifts I received.  I made one card according to the kit directions but made the rest using a stamp from Endless Thanks.  It fit perfectly with these cards.  If you like this kit, it is still available for purchase.  It is just a refill so you won’t get the stamps or ink, but you do get everything else to make these cards.  You can just use your own stamps and ink to make them any theme you wish.  They don’t just have to be for Christmas.  They make great winter cards too!

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Gold Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves, Endless Thanks

I was looking through some of the cards I recently (or not so recently) made and found this one that I never posted.  If you remember, I posted a lot of cards using the Vintage Leaves Stamp Set last Fall.  I think 75% of my posts used this stamp set and matching dies, called Leaflets Framelits, back then.  You were probably pretty sick of seeing them but since it has been a while, I figured I could sneak this one in without too many eye rolls.

I stamped the oak leaf in Versamark and then embossed it using Gold Embossing Powder.  Then I cut it out using the Leaflets Framelits and another one using the Gold Foil Paper.  The sentiment and banner ,which are from Endless Thanks, was also embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

If you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle you can save 15%.  Plus if you add the Versamark and the Gold Embossing Powder, you will be eligible to pick out a Free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

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Awesomely Artistic

Awesomely Artistic, Endless Thanks

Do you remember this stamp set?  Sometimes we get so focused on the new “mini” catalogs that we forget there is an Annual Catalog out there with some awesome products in it.  For those of you who have been with Stampin’ Up! for a while, you know what I mean by “mini” catalog.  A couple of years ago (maybe longer) Stampin’ Up! came out with these small 5.” X 8.5″ catalogs that we would call minis.  Now the catalogs are full sized 8.5″ x 11″ so technically they aren’t mini anymore but they are smaller so I still call them minis.  Sorry for the digression!

Anyway the stamp set I used for this card is called Awesomely Artistic.  It is in the Annual Catalog. When the catalog first came out it was a pretty popular stamp set.  Ii still love it so you might see it every now and then in between the new sets in the minis!

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Wild About Flowers

Wild About Flowers, Hexagon Hive Thinlits

I know everyone is probably busy making Christmas cards (if you aren’t you better get moving!!) but sometimes I need a break from them.  I love so many of my stamp sets and I think the non-holiday ones feel lonesome during this time of year.  I decided to take out the set called Wild About Flowers and make a thank you card.  The background was made using the Hexagon Hive Thinlits.  It is another one of those products that don’t get a lot of love this time of year.  I love the look of it as a background.
I am sure tomorrow we will be back to our regularly scheduled Christmas program!

Madelyn went to visit her other grandmother this weekend.  Here she is waiting at the airport for a ride home.

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You’ve Got This

You've Got This, Endless Thanks

I started to make this card to use as a Watercooler Wednesday Color Challenge card but I just couldn’t figure out how to use one of the colors in it.  I decided I liked it without the last color so I left it alone and made something else for the challenge.

I used the stamp set called You’ve Got This for the flower.  I think is set was made to use with the Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities but since they are discontinued, I decided to just leave it un-colored (I don’t think that is a word but you know what I mean).  The sentiment and banner is from Endless Thanks.  Endless Thanks is a Photopolymer Stamp Set so you can see exactly where to stamp.

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