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President’s Day Activity

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on February 19, 2018
President's Day Color Challenge Activity

Happy President’s Day! For some of us in the United States, President’s Day is a school holiday and that means the kids are home.  And what do you do with board kid that are stuck at home? Get out the arts and crafts!

For this President’s Day I thought a color challenge would be fun. Create a card using Red, White and Blue.

I’ve been wanting to use Stampin’ Up! new Brusho Color Crystals and this project is the perfect choice because they burst when they hit water.  Kind of like a fireworks show on paper.  And fireworks are just what we need to celebrate our awesome presidents of this amazing country.

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President’s Day Color Challenge Activity

Today in honor of President’s Day I am creating a card using red, white and blue.

  • Tape a piece of watercolor paper to a board to keep it flat through the process.
  • Take a spray bottle filled with water. Give the paper one good spray.
  • Next take the Prussian Blue crystals and tap in two different spots.
  • Second take the Brilliant Red and tap a few times around the blue.
  • Do NOT touch the paper. Let it sit there until it is completely dry (about an hour)

President's Day Color Challenge Activity Brusho

Card Details

  • Once the paper is completely dry stamp the large butterfly in Versamark Ink in the upper right corner
  • Heat emboss the butterfly with white embossing powder
  • Stamp “thinking of you” on a scrap of Whisper White card stock
  • Trim the sentiment and snip a flag tail on one end
  • Trim watercolor paper to 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Glue the watercolor paper to a piece of Whisper White card stock 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Glue layers on a Dapper Denim card base 8 1/2″ x %1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • adhere flag sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals

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President’s Day is one of those holidays that gets looked over. This year why don’t you start a new tradition of making a craft to celebrate the occasion. Using these new Brusho crystals will make your crafting so much fun!

Brusho crystals are available in my shop as well as all the supplies to make this card. Just click on the thumbnail image and it will take you to that item in my shop.

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Elegant Birthday Card made with Beautiful Peacock stamp set

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on February 12, 2018
Beautiful Peacock Elegant Birthday Card Title

What better way to make an elegant birthday card than to use an elegant beautiful peacock as it’s focal point? The peacock is a magnificent bird, and its vivid, iridescent plumage is stunning. It makes a beautiful focal point for any type of card you need to make.  The peacock on this card  is from the new Beautiful Peacock stamp set. You can find it on page 7 of the 2018 SALE-A-BRATION Catalog and is available for a limited time only.

Beautiful Peacock stamp set

This stamp set is not only perfect for an elegant birthday card but would also make a beautiful thank you card, sympathy card or a simple note card.  This stamp set is only available with a qualifying order of $50 during our amazing SALE-A-BRATION!

Beautiful Peacock stamp set with card examples

This elegant birthday card was very easy to make. Details are listed below.


Peacocks are traditionally blue and green but I decided to change things up a bit. I stayed with just two colors, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.

Beautiful Peacock Elegant Birthday Card inside

First I stamped the body of the peacock and fussy cut it out. Using the layering circles thinlit dies I cut out two scalloped circles in my two colors and layered them behind the peacock tail. Before assembling the card I stamped the flourishing tail at angles on both sides of a Pool Party ribbon. I used Stampin’ Dimentionals to give my peacock focal piece some depth. For a finishing touch I added clear enamal dots and a bow.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful You stamp set.

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope you like this elegant birthday card made with the Beautiful Peacock stamp set.
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Make Your Own 2nd Birthday Card

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on January 29, 2018

My great nephew’s 2nd birthday was this weekend. And of course I wanted to make a 2nd birthday card that was special and one of kind just for him. In this post I’m going to share with you how to make a 2nd birthday card using Stampin’ Up!’s Number of Years stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years stamp set 2nd birthday card

It’s always so much fun being with my family.  I especially love it when it involves a party. My niece invited everyone over to her house for a fun time of cake and watching the delight in the eyes of a two year old as he opens all the presents from his family and friends. These gatherings are also very special when father is able join.

My father with his two great grandsons

I sell Stampin’ Up! card making supplies so it only seemed right to make my great nephew’s 2nd birthday card myself. The Number of Years stamp set makes it easy to make a card for any specific year birthday. I made a card back in November of last year for my sister’s Grandmother-in-law’s 95th birthday you can see HERE

Card Details

Before I assembled my card I created a background by sponging Lemon Lime Twist for grass and Pool Party for sky on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I stamped “look who’s turning” in Night of Navy. Next I glued a number 2 cut from Daper Denim cardstock under that.  I fussy cut the raccoon from the Birthday Memories paper and lifted him up on Stampin’ Dimentionals.

2nd Birthday Card Number of Years Look Whos Turning 2


Then I used another piece of Birthday Memories paper to mat it and glued it all onto a Whisper White card base.


2nd Birthday Card Number of Years Look Whos Turning 2

You can purchase all the supplies you need to make your own unique and special 2nd birthday card in my shop. Just click on the thumbnail and it will take you to that item.

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Making your own birthday cards is not only a fast and easy way to get your crafting fix, it also shows someone how much you really care.

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget SALE-A-BRATION is still going on until March 31, 2018.  For every $50 you spend you get to pick a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

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Sweet Cupcake Celebrate Card

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on January 24, 2018
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I love this sweet little cupcake! I made a traditional birthday card but it can be used for any occasion.  There are Christmas cupcakes, graduation cupcakes, Valentine’s cupcakes, even Halloween cupcakes. It is definitely a stamp set that will get a lot of use!

I designed my card using a sketch from CASE this Sketch. Be sure to visit the site and see all the other creative ideas using this sketch.


Card Details

I created this birthday card using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set out of the Annual Catalog that you can purchase for yourself in my shop.

Sweet Cupcake Stampin' Up! stamp set


The Designer Series Paper is from our new Occasions Catalog called Painted with Love. I decided to frost my cupcake in Calypso Coral in order to match the paper.

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And the word “celebrate” in Fresh Fig is from a thinlit set you can get free from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog with $100 purchase.

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Remember, you can get all the items I used to make this card in my shop. Click on the thumbnail for the item you want.

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Jar of Love Valentine’s Card

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on January 22, 2018
Jar of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up! Valentine Card

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fun weekend.  It was pretty  here in Texas. You would never believe it was below freezing last week.  Well, you know what they say, here in Texas if you don’t like the weather just wait a minute. It will change.  Hopefully where you live the weather is warmer too.

So, did you do anything crafty this weekend? Here is a Valentine I made with the Jar of Love stamp set by Stampin’ Up! I entered it in the Freshly Made Sketch challenge. Be sure to check the site out and see all the other beautiful cards using this sketch too.

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Jar of Love Stampin' Up! stamp set Valentine Card

Card Details

The Jar of Love stamp set is one of the popular stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! And I can why. It is so versatile.  I’ve seen everything from simple birthday cards to elaborate snow globe shaker cards made with it.

I made the jars using the large and medium jar stamps on Whisper White card stock and filled them with varying shades of pink hearts. The lids are done in Basic Grey, cut out and raised up with Stampin’ Dimentionals. The large bow is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and the string bow is stamped in Fresh Fig. The banner is from the Number of Years stamp set and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Using the new Simple Stripes embossing folder I ran a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock through the big shot . Then I layered a Delicate Whisper White Doily and Silver Foil Doily as a foundation for the Jars of Love.

Jar of Love stamp set from Stampin' Up! Valentine Card

All the supplies to make this card are in my shop. Just click on the thumbnail of the item you want and it will take you there.
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The biggest sale of the year. For every $50 you spend you get to pick an item from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog.  There are two item you can pick when you spend $100

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