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Under the Sea

2015_09_12IMG_0017 Today’s post is absolutely breathtaking and just how a scuba diver sees the beauty of what lies beneath the sea.  Cammie used a smart color combo and of course lots of embossing and braying to create this ocean scene.  For the main panel she combined the Stampiin Up By the Tide #131910 and the From Land to Sea #138720 stamp sets and after all the embossed sea life she added more detail using the Gorgeous Grunge #130514.  This panel was matted and added to a Boho Chic Textured #138286 background. Cammie finished the card with  now retired 1/8 ” ribbon.

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Just Because

2015_05_01DSCI0813 Just because Cammie loves the Stampin Up Butterfly Basics # 137154 stamp set she made a monochromatic panel using the fern image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. She matted the focal panel on basic black cardstock and then added it to a pool party card base that has been textured with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #132174.  She added the Just Because sentiment from the now retired A Dozen Thoughts stamp set.

This card is a quick and easy all purpose card that can be used for any occasion just by switching out the sentiment.

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Vintage Fruit

2014_09_29IMG_5031 2014_09_29IMG_5030Today is a double bonus card day to showcase the fabulous Back to Black DSP #133700.  I love to showcase the versatility of this fabulous DSP.  For the 1st card I just used the fruit piece of the Back to Black and the new Stampin Up Blendabilities to color the fruit.  I added the sentiment from the Ray of Sunshine # 134210 and some random scraps of coordinating ribbon and cardstock.  For the second card, I made a very bold statement with the Tangerine Tango striped DSP from the Flowerpot #133698 DSP collection of Stampin Up papers.  I then cut the individual pieces of fruit from the Back to Black DSP and added leaves from the Little Leaves die (now retired) and the cute Itty Bitty Accents floral punch #133787. To finish the card I added a sentiment from the A Dozen Thoughts #131059 stamp set and hand cut the banner.

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A Beautiful Bunch

2014_09_08IMG_5008Today I want to give a BIG birthday shout out to our wonderful Aunt Pat. In her honor I created a beautiful and elegant card- much like her.  I was so happy with how today’s card turned out.  I love the white on white with a dash of pop color.  I started with a whisper white card base and added the whisper white scallop background cut from the Striped Scallop framelit #133734.  If you have never used any of the Stampin Up thinlits then take warning.  The thinlits are very fragile and can tear and become a mess UNLESS you add a piece of waxpaper between the card stock and the framelit in your “bigshot sandwich”.  The waxpaper makes cutting and separating the cut image from the framelit a breeze!

The flowers are stamped using the Beautiful Bunch #134282 stampset and the coordinating Fun Flower Punch #133785.  The flower centers are also stamped using the Beautiful Bunch set and the 7/8″ scallop circle #129404. The sentiment is from the A Dozen Thoughts #131059 stamp set and then hand cut into a banner.

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TBDBITL

2014_08_30IMG_4932 The Ohio State University Marching Band is truly THE BEST DAMN BAND IN THE LAND and today’s post is the card I made my son’s friend, Jacob for making the TBDBITL in the X row (trumpets). Jacob worked hard all summer practicing until he was perfect and selected as one of the 225 marching Buckeyes.  Bravo Jacob!

To make this card, I repurposed a card that I received from a friend and added Stampin Up cardstock and the TBDBITL letters cut from the Little Letters Thinlits #133730 and a handcut bravo flag using the A Dozen Thoughts #131059 stampset. 

Hopefully the OSU Buckeyes and the TBDBITL have a great year! 

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Just Because

2014_08_04IMG_3623 If you have been following my recent posts, then you would know that I love the Moonlight DSP paper stack #133701 from the Stampin Up annual catalog.  Today’s card features several of the different papers in the pack and added the bee from the now retired Backyard Basics and the coordinating Backyard Basics Framelits.  The sentiment is from the very popular Stampin Up set called A Dozen Thoughts #131059

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Bold and Beautiful

2014_07_09IMG_1624 For today’s card I combined the Moonlight DSP Paper stack and the Blended Bloom #135906 single stamp.  The Blended Bloom stamp  was one of many stamps that were designed for the new Stampin Up catalog to use with the  new Stampin Up Blendabilities markers.  I used the Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry blendabilities sets to create this beautiful flower.  I stamped it, colored it and hand cut it out twice so I could layer the flower.  I added the new 3/8″ Stitched Satin ribbin in Blackberry Bliss #133668.  I added the sentiment from the A Dozen Thoughts #131059.

The blendabilities are alcohol based ink markers that come in a family of 3- Light, medium and dark.  The blending with these pens is flawless and smooth.  As an added bonus the pens come in 12 colors and they match all the Stampin Up inks, cardstocks and embellishments.  Right now you can only purchase  6 color families (Coastal Cabana #131000, Cherry Cobbler #130995, Daffodil Delight #130998, Old Olive #130999, Pumpkin Pie #130997 and Rich Razzleberry #131003) and the Skin Tone assortment of 6 markers.  The other 6 colors will be available for purchase beginning on August 1.

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Happy Hexagon Hive

2014_03_06Honeycomb thinlit X2

Happy birthday to our friend and Stampin Up customer Jenniffer Evans. Today’s post is a fun look at how using the same layout but switching orientation and colors can change the look.  Cammie used the Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965 available in the Stampin Up Occasions catalog to cut the card front to make her male and female cards.  She used random hexagons in mambo and tangerine for the gal card and island indigo and gumball green fro the guy card.  She added the sentiment ( A Dozen Thoughts #131059, Yippee Skippe #131344)to a punched Decorative Label #120907 and embellished accordingly.

The Hexagon Hive really makes a great impression and looks like a lot of work but really it is just a die.  Here’s a tip to make your life much easier when using the die.  Add a piece of wax paper to between the card stock and the die before cutting it with the bigshot.  The wax paper makes it so much easier to get the intricate hexagon piece out of the die.

 

 

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