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Balloon Birthday


No birthday is complete with out a balloon bouquet so for today’s birthday post, I decided to celebrate with balloons and banners from the Stampin Up Celebrate Today #137138 photopolymer stamp set. I wanted to do a single layer card but that is always a hard thing for me to do so I decided to pop just one of the balloons but cutting it out with the coordinating Balloon Framelits Dies #137362 and attached the Whisper White thick Baker’s Twine.  The “popped” balloon was from the Color Me Irresistible Specialty paper #138439 that I transformed from white to razzleberry by adding ink and buffing with a paper towel.  Love the magic of the Color Me Irresistible paper.


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Oranamental Christmas


Today’s post is an example of using a stamp set in an unintended way.  I made this Christmas card using the Stampin Up Celebrate today #137138 Photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Balloon Framelits #137362.  I simply turned the balloons upside down to create the holiday ornaments and hand drew the wire to hang them from the stamped pines (retired stampset).

When I use a stampset or product in a creative way that was not intended it makes me happy because it brings a new life to products just sitting on the shelf!  Go ahead and try it and send me a JPG of your finished product and I’ll post it on the blog!

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Up Up and Away


Here’s to a great big birthday shout out to my Aunt Pat. To honor her I made a fantastic card featuring the Celebrate Today #137138.  For each hot air balloon, I used the Birthday Bash DSP.  The Birthday Bash DSP is no longer available in the Stampin Up catalogs  but is available on the clearance rack.  The hot air balloons were cut using the coordinating Balloons Framelits #137362.

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File Tab Birthday

2015_08_19IMG_7401It seems like every year I send more and more masculine cards and I never have any on hand when I need them. So when I do I make at least for of the same design. I started with a whisper white base and layered a matted strip of the now retired celebrations DSP.  I then made a file using the Stampin Up File Tabs Edgelits #133729.  I adhered the folder to the card base using a piece of Black and White Washi tape.   I added balloons stamped using the Celebrate Today #137138 photopolymer stampset and cut them using the coordinating Balloon Framelits #137362.

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Christmas in July2015


Every July Cammie and I jointly host a Christmas in July workshop so that our customers can really get a jumpstart on their Christmas cards. So starting today and for the next 4 days we will feature Christmas cards that will be part of our Christmas in July workshop on the 26th of July.  Consider this a sneak peek of Christmas.

The Christmas in July workshop is the toughest workshop for me because I am just not ready for Christmas when it is hot outside.  I agonize also because Stampin Up has not introduced the full Christmas line up of new products so I challenge myself to use what ever I have on hand to make it Christmas.  So for today’s card I used a traditional color scheme of cherry cobbler and garden green for  my card. I textured the cherry cobble cardstock with the Stylish Striped Embossing folder #132174. I used the now retired Watercolor Winter stampset to randomly add pine branches on the focal panel.  I then cut an ornament from silver glimmer specialty paper using the Stampin Up Balloon Framelits #137362 The second ornament was stamped using the Celebrate Today #137138 and the now retired Good Greetings stampsets. The ornaments were popped on the card and then a string was hand drawn.  I am always happy to create a card using stuff I have on hand that is not for the intended use.

The Celebrate Today and the Balloon Framelits are a Bundle and Save 15% item from Stampin Up when the 2 items are purchased together using a single item #138869.

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Balloon Shaker


For my recent birthday bash workshop, I featured cards using the Stampin Up Birthday Bash (now retired) DSP.  For today’s card, I paired the Birthday Bash DSP with the Balloon Framelits #137362 and the coordinating Celebrate Today photopolymer #137138.  To create the shaker I used the balloon die to cut a window in the white panel.  I then put a transparent Window Sheet #114323 on the back side.and then stamped the sentiment from the Celebrate Today set using Stazon Ink #101406 and the multi colored strings. Turned over the panel and put Stampin Dimensionals all around the back side leaving absolutely no gaps. I added a bunch of stars punched using the Confetti Stars Border #135861. Once enough mulit colored stars were added I covered the back with a piece of calypso coral cardstock to seal the window. I added 2 scalloped edges and secured the Birthday Bash DSP. To finish the fun card I turned it over and made sure it shakes and then added the cute mini bow cut from the Balloon Framelits.

The Celebrate Today and the Balloon Framelits are part of the Bundle and Save 15% when the 2 items are purchased together using #138869.

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Time to Celebrate the new catalog

2015_06_03IMG_7416There is something to celebrate with the new Stampin Up catalog so you can see all the new stamps, paper, embellishments and tools.  Today I am posting a card that uses the now retired Birthday Bash DSP and the Celebrate Today # 137138 photopolymer stamp set that is carried over in the 2015-2016 Stampin Up annual catalog. The coordinating Balloon Framelits #137362 and are a Bundle and Save Item. The Banner created using the all new Banner Triple punch #138292 and cuts banners in 1″ 1.5 ” and 2″ widths and was one of the top items I purchased on pre-order.

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Cute and Quick Birthday

2015_05_13IMG_7411 I cannot get enough of making these super cute bows using the Stampin Up Bow Builder Punch #137414.  It is great to make the bows using scraps of DSP left over from other projects which is what I did for today’s post.  Both the bow and the striped strip are from the Stampin Up Birthday Bash Specialty Paper #137783. The sentiment is from the Celebrate Today #137138 stamp set. Super Quick and Oh so cute of I do say so myself!

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Balloon Celebration

2015_05_04IMG_7043 May brings flowers and balloons for Mothers Day, Graduations and of course May birthdays and the Stampin Up Celebrate Today #137138 stamp set came to the rescue for me to make a stack of multi-purpose cards.  I used the now retired  Irresistibly Yours DSP and sponged ink to reveal the embossed dots on the pear pizazz balloon.  The pear balloon and tails were cut using the coordinating Balloons framelits #137362.

The Celebrate Today and the Balloon Framelits are available as a bundled item and you can save 15% when purchased together as a single item number.

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Transparent Balloons

IMG_7382 Nothing screams birthday like balloons! Today it is my sister Cammie’s birthday so let’s give her a shout out by leaving a comment on today’s post.  If we get at least 57 unique posts (Facebook comments don’t count) by 1159 tonight, I will randomly select a winner to receive a grab bag of cards so be sure to include your email so I can contact the winner!

Now onto the card, the photo does not do this card justice but it is super hard to photograph a clear card.  I started out with a transparency (old school and office supply) card base.  I added the balloons cut from the Balloon Framlits Dies #137362 using the Stampin Up Sweet Taffy DSP #133693.  The Rich Razzleberry balloon was textured using the Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #133739 and then I added a stamped pennants banner using the Celebrate today stamp set #137138.  The Stampin Up Celebrate Today stamp set and the Balloon Framelit coordinate together and are a Bundle and Save 15%  Item when purchase together using #138869.  I added a piece of bakers twine to each balloon. To finish the card, I added whisper white craft ink stars.

IMG_7383Inside the card I added white balloons to hide the adhesive and allow me to write a personal note.  On the back of the card, I added the same balloons to hide the adhesive.

Hope you have a great birthday Cammie!

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