Ode to Brussells

2015_07_05IMG_8813 Our sister Blair (one of the Three Sisters 2 Stamp family) recently had to put her beloved 14 year old dog, Brussells, down.  I was a sad time for the whole family and Blair was left with a broken heart.  To try and make her feel better, I made a pet sympathy card complete with a paw print. For the background I used a piece of Black and White paper from the Back to Black (retired) DSP. For the big paw, I used the Stampin Up Hearts Framelits (no longer available) and the small oval  to make(no longer available) the paw.  I used the negative piece (rather than the punched pieces) to create a “window” and then layered it on top of a piece of black cardstock.  I added a 2″ banner that was notched using the all new “must have” Banner Triple Punch #138292.  I added the sentiment from the now retired So Sorry stamp set.  The So Sorry set is perfect because on the inside it uses the for the loss of your beloved pet image from the set.

All dogs go to Heaven! Brussells brought lots of love,miles of smiles and many memories to your family. RIP Brussells!

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Stepped Up 4th

2015_07_04IMG_8815 Happy Birthday USA!!!

Back in January when Stampin Up introduced the Irresistibly Yours DSP as part of their annual Sale-a-bration Campaign I fell in love with this paper and knew that I would be using it for my 4th of July cards. So I made the simple card as my sample.  The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set called Seasonal Sayings but any current set would work. So, when the time came for me to make my 4th of July cards I pulled out the sample and thought it needed something else so I just stepped up my design by adding a layer of 3 stars and2015_07_04IMG_8823 make it just a little more patriotic!!

Although the Stampin Up Irresistibly Yours DSP is no longer offered, they did introduce the Color Me Irresistible DSP as part of the Specialty DSP pack. The Color Me Irresistible collection has the Whisper White embossed sheets that you can color using any inking technique as well as colored sheets with the embossed look.  Be sure to check it out.


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Simply Crazy About You

2015_07_03IMG_7892 I have been clearing house lately and using up my retired pretty Stampin Up DSP and today’s card is no exception. When I find a piece of DSP I love, I want to show it off with a simple design and this is probably my favorite go to layout. The background DSP is from the now retired Stampin Up Birthday Bash collection. I added a Night of Navy Strip and embossed the Perfectly Penned Sentiment is white.  I then added a Melon Mambo flower from the Crazy About You  #137137. The flower was also embossed in white and then hand cut and layered to give the flower texture.

Wow as I look at this card, If I would have added a red flower this would work for a 4th of July card or patriotic card.

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Mini Beach Bags

2015_07_02IMG_8837 Check out these super cute mini beach totes made using a piece of the Stampin Up Maritime DSP and coordinating cardstock.  These little totes are the perfect favor for a beachy theme event or even for the 4th of July.  The Maritime DSP is on the retired list but as luck would have it Stampin Up recently added it to the Stampin Up Clearance Rack at a rock bottom price.

Warning… These totes are addicting to make because they are simple and fun to make.  Plus it is a perfect way to get rid of your scraps. They are perfect for candy and a gift card.


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Mini Rose Box

2015_07_01 For today’s post, I started with a naked Tiny Treat Box #135829 and randomly stamped images from the Stampin Up From the Garden (no longer available) stampset.  I also added an oval with the frame and sentiment froom the From the Garden set.  For the Top of the box, I added 2 roses cut using the Spiral Flower Originals die.#129379.  Once the spiral is cut you just start at the skinny end and roll the paper around a pencil or paintbrush until you have it all rolled up. to resemble a flower. The tighter you roll it the smaller the flower.  I added the flowers to the top of the box and added a leaf.

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Its a wrap birthday

2015_06_30IMG_7404Today’s card is one that I made to showcase the Stampin Up Bow Builder punch #137414 that is adorned on top of a stack of birthday presents! I added the birthday sentiment from the Stampin Up Big Day (now retired stamp set).  The great thing about this card is that it can be used for any occasion just by swapping out the DSP.

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Weekly Deals through July 6th

Weekly Deals_pixWeekly Deal day is today!!! Check out the new Stampin Up weekly deals that run through July 6th.

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