Monthly Archives: September 2016

Don’t Bug Me

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Today’s post comes from our non stamping sister doing what she does best- cutsie gifts.  Blair was inspired by all the mason jar madness and simply put gummy bugs and worms in a mason jar.  She decorated the jar top and gave the finished product to her daughters Field Hockey coach that took her team camping.  The worst part is the coach was afraid of bugs and never had camped but loves all things gummy.

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Calm Seas

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Todays card is a simple masculine card using some of my favorite retired Stampin Up products.  The background is from the High Tide DSP collection and the sentiment is from the now retired Adventure Awaits stampset.

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Balloon Bouquet

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Nothing screams birthdays like balloons! For today’s post, I added a balloon bouquet stamped using the Stampin Up Balloon Celebration #140675 and the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch to float some good birthday wishes.  The  retired It’s My Party DSP added some fun to this birthday card.

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Rose Garden Sympathy

 

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Today’s post features the Stampin Up Rose Wonder  Photopolymer stamp set #140697 and the coordinating Rose Garden Thinlit #140619.This is the set you need for life’s major events—birthdays, weddings, sympathy. And for the everyday—thanks, friendship, encouragement. Make a stack to keep on hand and you’ll never be unprepared.

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Bee Happy

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I was cleaning up my craft table and found some pieces of DSP and cardstock that reminded me of bees so I pulled out the Stampin Up Hostess set- Pun Intended # 141804 stampset to add the bees.  Once they were colored in, I added the gold Wink of Stella and used the piercing tool to make the trails. To fill in the spaces I added the smiley faces from the retired Sale a Bration Hello stamp set.  The sentiment from the retired Stampin Up Picture This stamp set ties it all together!

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Believe in This Christmas

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It’s already the 25th of the month and that means it’s time for a Christmas post. It is only September and I have most of my Christmas cards done for 2016 because I committed to making some each month and at least one per card workshop and that has really paid off.  This card features the This Christmas Specialty DSP #141628 in the Stampin Up annual catalog.  The main focal panel is stamped using the tree from the Thoughtful Branches #144328 stamp set .  The cardinals were also stamped using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and cut out using the coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits#143538.  For the sentiment banner , I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set #141614 and punched it out using the coordinating Duet Banner Punch #141483.  The sentinment is from the now retired Good Greetings stamp set.  Before adding the banner, I added wisps of Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy Metallic Thread #142003.

 

 

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Halloween Night

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I wanted to get in the Halloween spirit so I decided to create a card with a whole lotta new Stampin Up product.  I started by layering 2 pieces of Halloween Night #142022 DSP. I created the spooky fence using the Classic Label Punch #141491. The Tree is cut from the Beautiful Branches #143538 Thinlits.  I added the skulls from the Mr. Funny Bones #142245 stamp set and then handcut and placed on the fence posts.  The moon is punched from a piece of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper #142029 and added a bat punched from the retired Stampin Up bat punch.

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Peaceful Night

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Today’s post is a real beauty and believe it or not Cammie used the retired Stampin Up Joyful Season stamp set to create this beautiful all occasions card.  The Joyful Season stamp set is a Christmas stamp set that Cammie chose to use in a non traditional way.

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The hills are alive

2016_09_22img_0206When I saw this beautiful card that Cammie created I immediatly thought of the Alps and broke out in soung singing tunes from the Sound of Music.  To create this scence Cammie used the In the Meadow #140751 stamp set to bring the tranquility of the great outdoors and added color to make this card come to life with her brayering and sponging skills.

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Bling it on

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Bling, sparkle, and shine—the July 2016 What a Gem kit was filled with fancy fun! It included eight pretty and polished treat boxes in two sizes that you can personalize with gem-toned tassels and mini cards but what I really loved was the stamp set that came with the What a Gem kit.  I went to town randomly stamping the gems on whisper white cardstock.  I added a half of a silver metallic foil doily the sentiment and basic rhinestone bling to create this seriously cute card.  Is there ever too much bling?

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