Birthday Fiesta

Birthday Fiesta is such a fun stamp set.  It has a cactus, llama, lots of banners and a couple of sentiments.  The best thing is it has a matching set of Framelits called Fiesta Time and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

This card could be used for so many occasions.  It would work for a birthday, graduation, promotion or anniversary.  I am actually using it as part of my project to make my sister 25 invitations to her son’s rehearsal dinner.  I now have two down, twenty three to go!  I better get cracking!

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Sara’s Paper Pumpkin

 

It is the 4th Anniversary of Paper Pumpkin.  Therefore, Stampin’ Up! turned creative control of their April kit over to CEO, Sara Douglass, and the end result is stunning! Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit for you so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU!

As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there’s more! She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! We’re keeping it a surprise, but you won’t want to miss it.

Order April’s Paper Pumpkin Kit before April 10th HERE. Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator!  If you order a three month subscription before March 31st you can save $5 AND pick an item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog for Free!  There is only 4 more days left!

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Stylish Stems

My oldest sister has a son who is getting married in May.   My sister is what you would call a free spirit.  She loves nature, she is an awesome cook, she meditates and takes care of herself.  She makes me very proud.  Anyway, she and her husband are responsible for the rehearsal dinner.  Instead of doing the normal invitation she asked me to make her some random cards to use.  The reason I am telling you this is because for the next couple of weeks (at least) you are going to see some of the cards I have been making.  They are invitations so you won’t see any birthday or thank you cards (although this could be used as a birthday card too).

I used a set of Framelits called Stylish Stems to make this card.  These Framelits do have a matching stamp set but I didn’t use it in this card.  I thought the sentiment “celebrate” would be a good one for the invitation.  I got that stamp from the stamp set called Birthday Bright.  This set actually matches a card kit but I just loved the set I decided I could use it with other projects.

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A Masculine Stamp Off Challenge

TGIF!  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time Jackie gave us a challenge to make a masculine card.  These are probably the hardest to do (for me).

Here is my card:

I decided to use the stamp set called Balloon Adventures.  This set is in the Occasions Catalog.  I am really hoping it will make it into the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog.  I guess we will find that out on June 1st!.  If I had my way, most of the sets in the Occasions Catalog will carry over but I don’t always have my way.  I can only hope!

I used Designer Series Paper from two different packages.  The gray piece is from the Sale-a-bration pack called Carried Away.  You can get this package of Designer Series Paper for free with a qualifying order until the end of March.  Then it will disappear forever.  The Night of Navy DSP is from a pack in the Annual Catalog called Floral Boutique.  One of the things about DSP in the Annual Catalog is that it rarely carries over to the next catalog.  So if you like it, you need to get it soon.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  I am sure we will all be pleasantly surprised.  They are two awesome stampers and I am honored to be included in this group with them.

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Grateful Bunch

Sometimes I forget that I have customers who like soft colors.  I usually use a lot of the Bright Colors or I use a mixture of Bright and Subtle colors.  I rarely use just Subtles.  That is a good thing though.  It would be awful if everyone liked everything the same.  How boring the world would be.  Anyway, I made this card for those of you that like the soft look.  I thought it actually came out ok (although a nice pop of Calypso Coral might look good too(if not better!  Haha!)).

I used the stamp set called Grateful Bunch to make this card.  This stamp set has a matching punch (yeah for punches!) called Blossom Punch.  The sentiment is from Watercolor Wishes.

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Avant Garden

There are less than two weeks left for Sale-a-bration.  Avant Garden is one of the stamp sets you can get for FREE with a qualifying purchase.  It is my favorite stamp set in the catalog.  It is kind of a funny set.  There are a couple of very realistic stamps in it and a couple of more artsy stamps.  There is something for everyone!

To make this card I stamped the flower in Calypso Coral, Pool Party and So Saffron.  Then I stamped the leaf in Wild Wasabi.  The sentiment is cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  This set of dies is a must have.  It is also one of my favorites.

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Stylish Stems And Free Glimmer Paper

Edit:  I have to apologize about this post.  I had to do a bunch of posts early because Rob was scheduled for some surgery.  This was written before the Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack was sold out.  You could still make this card using Sweet Sugarplum card stock and it would be just as pretty.  Please accept my apologies.

There are only ten more days left for Sale-a-bration.  Last month, Stampin’ Up! added three new products to the free items you can earn.  One of these items is the new Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack.  The colors in this pack are gorgeous.  You get four sheets of Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.  It is just gorgeous and is my favorite Sale-a-braiton item.  You can get this pack for FREE with a qualifying purchase!

I made this card using the new Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper.  It is hard to catch on camera, but the sparkle is amazing.  I also used new stamp set called Special Reason on this card.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Stylish Stems.  These Framelits are different than normal Framelits.  Instead of cutting out a shape, they cut out the inside of the shape.  I cut out the flower using these Framelits and then cut around the flower using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  They are not in any  catalog right now but are available for purchase.

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