Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ode to Summer

2015_08_31IMG_0014 For today’s card, Cammie used the card on pg 83 of the 2015-2016 Stampin Up annual catalog featuring the sea turtles in the From Land to Sea stampset #138720.  She created the water using an Aqua Painter Pen and pool party ink to make subtle brush strokes .  She then stamped and colored the sea turtles.  She added a scrap piece of Black and White stripe DSP and the sentiment from the Endless Birthday Wishes #140273 stampset.

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2015_08_30IMG_8790 Today’s card uses all retired product but I needed a manly card so I pulled out the Flashback DSP and the Stampin Up Starburst Sayings stamp set that coordinate with the Starburst Framelits (retired) to make a cute and quick card.  The banner is punched with the Chevron Border Punch #132154 to reveal the red cardstock beneath the banner.

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Sharing in Your Sorrow

2015_08_29IMG_0024 There is no better way to share in sorrow(besides being there in person) than sending a beautiful handmade card.  The You’ve Got This #139572 stamp set from the Stampin Up annual catalog is a perfect choice.  Cammie used the artistic grid to create the subtle background. She stamped, colored, handcut and layered the gorgeous poppy flowers on the main panel. She added a banner that has been distressed using the same artistic grid as the background and added her sentiment to complete a stunning sympathy card.

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From Land to Sea

2015_08_28IMG_0030Today’s stunning card post is a true beauty that reminds me that the end of summer is near.  This card is breathtaking and shows off Cammie’s artistic point of  view and her masterful brayering skills- complete with the light house reflection in the water! OMG!  The lighthouse is from the Stampin Up From Land to Sea #139361 stampset. The sentiment is cut from the Mini Treat bag #137547 and works perfectly to finish this card.

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Seashells by the sea shore


Everything about todays card is perfect.  I love the unusual subtle color scheme that Cammie used to make this beach card.  When I say unusual I mean for Cammie.  She is not a pink girl and pastel pinks are way out of her color box!  For the main panel, Cammie started with a piece of Stampin Up Neutrals DSP and sponged in the shoreline. She added a hand cut seashell from the Stampin Up By the Tide #129120 stamp set.  In true nautical form, Cammie added a knot using strands of Linen thread and completed the card by adding the sentiment from the Stampin Up Host set called Best Thoughts.

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Big Bold Butterfly

2015_08_26IMG_7890 For today’s post, I let my creativity run free with the mix of organic images in the Stampin Up Butterfly Basics #138816 and the coordinating Butterfly Thinlit #137360. I wanted the intricate butterfly to stand out so I used a very neutral pallet of randomly stamped images to create my background layer.  I then used the negative space from the butterfly to form a block.  I brayered orange and reds on a piece of whisper white cardstock and then fit the intricate butterfly on top.  I added a line of basic pearls to complete the card that I plan to use for a sympathy card.

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Weekly Deals thru 31 Aug

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Weekly Deal day is today!!! Check out the new Stampin Up weekly deals that run through August 31st.  Quantities are limited so get the deals while they are hot!

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Comfort and Joy

2015_08_25IMG_6118For this months 25th of the month Christmas posting, I used scraps left over from a older My Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin Up.  I glued the strips to a piece of silver Glimmer paper#135314 and then cut them into balls using the Circles Collection Framelits #130911.  I added a strip of 1/8 inch Silver Ribbon. I added the sentiment to the main panel and then matted it with a piece of the Glimmer paper and a red card base.

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Summer Silhouettes Sympathy


I recently needed a sympathy card for a sweet friend who lost her father.  I wanted to make a pretty card to lift her spirits.  Typically sympathy cards tend to be in subdued colors so I opted to use a brighter scheme for my card.  I used the Stampin Up Summer Silhouettes stamp set #126447 to create a collage of flowers and filled the space using old olive ink and a sponge. I added a tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper #133324 punch and a sweet bow using the 1/4 inch Mellon Mambo #134566 cotton ribbon from the Stampin Up annual catalog. The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set.

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Bright Birthday

2015_08_22Today’s post is a super simple birthday card that pops because of the stark Basic Black background.  I used the now retired Stampin Up Itty Bitty Banner stamp set that coordinates with the Bitty Banner Framelits #129267.  I stamped the sentiment in a rainbow of colors and then added a whisper white satin ribbon and bow to complete the gender neutral birthday card.

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