Happy National Donut Day! To commemorate this day, I made 2 different designs to send to a few sweet friends. For the first card I used the now retired Stampin Up Birthday Bash DSP for all the patterned paper and the donut icing. For the donut, I used the Circles Collection framelits #130911 and cut the 2 rings and layered them on top of one another. For the sentiment I used the now retired Yippee Skippee stamp set and hand cut the banner.
For the second card I am featuring the all new and super sweet Cherry on Top DSP paper stack #138443 from Stampin Up including the icing on the donut. For the banner I hand used the all new Banner Triple Punch #138292.
The Banner Triple Punch gives you triple the banner options in one punch. You can make banners in three widths–1″, 1-1/2″, and 2″–in any length. Just slide the paper in, punch, and get perfectly notched banners (or gift tags, bookmarks, belly bands) every time.
Be sure to treat yourself and a friend to a donut today!!
Well it is March 1st and that is officially the start of birth month. To celebrate my birth month, I will be posting mostly birthday cards everyday in March! Today’s card is an interactive card that features various strips of Stampin Up DSP. For this particular card, the DSP is retired but there are many other black and white choices in the Stampin Up catalogs. I added large real red circle and a smaller scallop circle with a heart that serves as the anchor to keep the larger circle closed.
When the large circle is opened a message is reavealed from the Yippee Skippee stamp set #131344 and allows you to open the main card base to write a birthday greeting.
Today’s cards is one of those cards that looks simple but is really not. Each flower is 2 punched images from the Itty Bitty Accents punch #133787 and a rhinestone center. The touch part was getting the perfect circle for the ring of flowers. I tried everything and ended up using the plastic case that the Stampin Up embellishments come in as my guide for the flower placement. Once the flowers were in place I lifted out the plastic case and added the sentiment from the Yippee-Skippee stamp set #131341 to complete this card. I love how this card finished up an really think it was worth the effort.
Speaking of Yippee- Skippee, it is one of the weekly deals from Stampin Up. Be sure to check out this deal and all the other weekly deals from Stampin Up
Love the simplicity of todays post and it is my Thank You card for Sept orders. I used a whisper white card base and then cut 1inch from the side and then added another textured piece with the rainbow of 3/4″ chevron ribbon. I added the sentiment from the Yippee Skippee #131344 stampset and cut it out with the labels collection framelits #125598.
Filed under Cards, Thank You
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.
For today’s post, Cammie created a very non-traditional color scheme (coastal cabana and real red)for one of Valentine cards this year. She paired the Stampin Up Eastern Elegance #130131 and the Polka Dot Parade #126902 DSP’s from the Stampin Up annual catalog to create the fresh twist on a Valentine. She used the Banner Framelit Dies #132173 from the Stampin Up Occasions catalog to create a coastal cabana banner and then textured it with the Decorative Dots #133520 ( a free item)texture folder from the Sale-a-bration catalog. She then cut a piece of whisper white using the Chalk Talk Framelits#129983 and stamped the Yippee Skippee #131344 stamp set to fill the piece. To finish the card she cut 2 hearts using the Hearts a Flutter #130159 from the Real Red Polka Dot Parade DSP.
How fun is that? Cammie used products from all 3 current Stampin Up catalogs to create a fresh and updated Valentine. That is the beauty of Stampin Up products, they all work together and allow for the maximum creativity.
Just to refresh you on the available catalogs you can see them all by clicking on the catalog tab at the top of our blog. But here’s the lowdown:
Stampin Up 2013-2014 annual catalog– available through May 31,2014
Stampin Up Sale-a-bration catalog– available through March 31, 2014. This is the catalog where you can earn free products
Stampin Up Occasions catalog– Celebrate the everday through June 1, 2014
As a child I loved Valentines day in school. I always loved making the cure Valentine box each year and getting the store bought valentines and spending hours deciding which classmate got what valentine. Fast forward 45 years and things have not changed…. I still love Valentines even the pre-printed ones called Monster Hugs Valentine kits that Stampin Up introduced in a boy and girl version complete with googly eyes! When I saw them I knew I had to have them so I did and then realized what in the world am I going to do with 18 boy and 18 girl valentines. For today’s post, paired the Monster Hug Valentine kits with the Yippee Skippee #131344 stampset to create a fun card. I added the monster to coordinating cardstock and in the folded arms I tucked away some cash or candy to mail to my sweet valentine youngsters. When the arms open up and the surprise is removed it reveals just how much I freaking love them them.
And if that is not enough I even made custom boxes to attach the sweet monster to and added chocolate kisses for my friends at our dinner party. Even more I still have some left and can use them as designed for treats for the neighborhood kids with treats in them.
For today’s card Cammie drew her inspiration from the card on page 37 of the 2013-2014 Stampin Up annual catalog. She stepped it up by using used the all new Stampin Up Thinlits Circle card die#133480 that cuts, scores and creates a card that flips in just 1 easy step. The real red cardstock was textured with the woodgrain textured folder #127821. The flappable circle has a heart cut from scrap DSP using the Hearts a Flutter fra,elits #130159 on the front side and the flip side has the Yippee-Skippee #131344 stampset stamped multiple times. She finished the seam with hearts punched using the small heart #117193. Super fun and cute card. There is also a thinlit label diecut card 133479 that is equally as cute.
Who does not love coffee and the power of 2 cups. Today’s post is a super fun card Cammie made featuring the Perfect Blend stampset #131392 from the current Stampin Up annual catalog. The coffee sleeves were stamped on a piece of retired DSP. Cammie used the Gorgeous Grunge #130517 stampset to create the coffee stained background. Cammie modified the cute Yippee Skippee #131344 stampset by adding a banner stamped with Cups using the Sketch Alpha Numbers #130565 stampset. Turned out cute and quirky.