Happy Leap Year one and all. Today’s card I made for my neigbor Sergio’s (aka the brown man) birthday. His birthday was on Ground Hogs day and for years I have made him a ground hog birthday card but this year I decided to make him a card to celebrate his Hispanic heritage. Cammie got the Packed for Everything Stamp Bundle (available now in the occasions mini)for free for having record sales or some such Stampin Up promotion and really had no use for the set. I saw the the pinata in the packed for birthday and thought I could use it to make a birthday card for Sergio. Cammie stamped the images several times and mailed them to me to use.
The images were fun to color but very intricate to cut out but I added some calypso coral bakers twine #125573 and a fringed mat with a Feliz Cumpleanos banner to complete this card. It would also be cute for a Cinco De Mayo party inivte.
Filed under Birthday, Cards
Stampin Up has made gift giving so easy with these inexpensive kraft boxes #121406 that are perfect for personalizing any gift or goodies that you are giving as a gift. Cammie did a great job with this box that she gave homemade cookies to for her January hostesses as a thank you. Cammie stamped the kraft box with the woodgrain background stamp #117100. She then cut 2 whisper white paper doilies #125592 and cut them in half and applied them to the box flaps and the front of the box. She then wrapped a ribbon cluster of 3 different ribbons ( pool party seam binding #125582, and the free calyspo coral and lucky limeade ribbon from the sale-a-bration)around the box and created a tag using the postage stamp punch #122344
Today’s post is the 4th and final card I have made using the It’s a Wrap Occasion stampset #123592 and was used as the thank you for my customers orders in January. This card is simple but packed with a lot of punch! It features the labels collection framelits dies and the perfect polka dots #117335 and the snowburst #124096 textured embossing folders. I added a banner of daffodil delight 1 1/4 inch striped ribbon #119770 to complete the card. So I used the stampset 4 times for cards and many times as party favors so I think I have justified purchasing this stamp set.
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Yesterday I attended the Stampn Up regional workshop held in Columbus and had a great time. I took my dear friend Sheri Foos with me and we got to personally meet Shelli Gardner, CEO and Founder of Stampin Up. It is always a pleasure meeting Shelli. She is super sweet and runs a great business and knows how to jazz the demonstrators by putting on a great seminar. The best part about my day yesterday, besides the make and takes, demonstrations, comaraderie etc is that my swap was chosen by Shelli as an award winner. I got a $50 shopping spree from Stampin Up but that is secondary to the fact that my card was personally selected by Shelli. I am still on cloud 9. Just in case you did not see my winning swap I posted earlier today (before I knew I won) I am reposting it again
Continuing with the It’s a Wrap stamp set #123592 from the Stampin Up IBC, I stamped and embossed 3 of the images to get different textures for the shopping bags. I cut them out and adhered 1/8 ” black taffeta ribbon #119261 to them to form the handles. I punched coordinating hot pink tissue using the postage stamp punch #122344 and added to the shopping bags. One of the bags has a heart punched from the small heart punch #117193.
THe card base is pretty in pink cardstock embossed with the heart texture plate from the adorning accents texture folders #125601 from the new Stampin Up occasions mini catalog. I then added a bow using the black 1 1/4 ” striped ribbon and layered the Happiest Birthday wishes from Hostess stamp set #122617 to create a coordinating accent.
The best part of this card you cannot see- it is the inside sentiment and my inspiration for this card- it says… the world got a present the day you were born. So I created a card with presents to use this stamp set. This card took a lot of time because of all the detail but I like how it turned out and used it as my second swap for the regional Stampin Up convention.
Filed under Birthday, Cards
Todays card is absoultely a simple and cute birthday card I made using the It’s a wrap stampset #123592 from the Stampin Up IBC. I stamped the birthday image 3 times in 3 different bright colors and cut them out to make the candles. I punched the flames from daffodil cardstock using the wing from the bird builder punch #117191, inked the edges and and added a black wick with a black extra fine sharpie. Added ribbon and a button to the whisper white cardstock textured with the stripes embossing folder #123128. I loved this card so much and it was easy to create so I used it for one of my swaps at the Stampin Up Regional seminar today in Columbus Ohio.
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If I buy a stamp set I like to make sure I can use it at least 3 different ways. The It’s a wrap stamp set #123592 from the Stampin Up IBC is one that I definately had to have because it is intended to be used to make party favors which are absolutely adorable but I have made 4 cards from this set as well. So will see the results over the next 4days. Today’s card is simple and cute because I used a real band aid on the inside of the card to add a little extra texture. Stay tuned for another card using this stamp set
Filed under Cards, Get well
Cammie found this frame in a clearance rack marked down super cheap because the glass was broken so she made me this frame. She used the Fabulous Phrases stamp set #120501 from the Stampin Up IBCand CASED the sample to create this adorable frame. Heart was done using the new embosslits die called fashionable hearts #125596 from the occasions mini catalog.
My love for paper crafing started years ago when I started scrapbooking and even wondered how anyone could justify purchasing a stamp set to use on a scrapbook page. Boy how times have changed. I enjoy scrapbooking but it become a very social thing and we would go to our local scrapbook stores and crop or take classes and I met lots of friends and collected a whole bunch of stuff along the way. Most of my scrapbook pages were creations from a class or a kit that I purchased so I could be armed and ready to go to put pictures on the pages when we decided to go out to crop. Then one by one our local scrapbook stores closed and my group of friends that we took classes with for over 6 years decided to continue scrapbooking and the 4 of us would take turns designing a 2 page spread (or in the case of one smart girl buying kits), preparing it for the 3 others and teaching it. Guess who had to go first? I stressed so much over this page because when I rifled through my stuff, I did not have 8 sheets of the same color of 12 x 12 cardstock except for Stampin Up Wisteria cardstock that I ordered by mistake. So I decided that is what I was working with. I also knew that I wanted the page to be interactive using the telescoping snowman (see yesterdays post) for the journaling so my page quickly became a snowpage. I used the snowflake from the season of friendship stampset #111776 to randomly stamp snowflakes on the wisteria cardstock base. I used 3 paper doilies cut from the paper doily die #125592. I also made a snowflake on the left hand page by putting 2 lattice dies #115958 together and stacked a snowflake cut from silver glimmer paper using the northern flurry die #120901 and a wisteria designer printed brad #122940 in the center. Title is cut using the silver glimmer paper and the simple letters die #115960. I cut a scallop border on the RHS and stitched it with bakers twine using the blanket stitch. I added mats in eggplant and stitched an X on each one. Added lots of rhinestones and pearls and made the telescoping snowman for journaling.
I loved how it turned out and wish it would snow in Ohio so I can add snow pictures!