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Birthday Delivery Sharing Sweet Thoughts Card

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on January 10, 2018

Today I am sharing another card sketch challenge I’ve entered.  The sketch is from a group called CAS(E) this Sketch! Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, sketches help get my creative brain going.

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At first I thought I would make a Valentine’s card so I flipped through my DSP (designer series paper) to find something that would work with hearts and I happened to see the little girl from the Birthday Delivery DSP and thought, oh she would be perfect to set across the two sections of the sketch. In addition to the little girl, I still wanted to use hearts and so cut some out with the Sweet and Sassy Framelits. The polka-dot stamp pattern is from our new Heart Happiness stamp set in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

At first I couldn’t find a sentiment I like but found one  from our exclusive Ronald McDonald House Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set that worked perfectly.  Stampin’ Up! donates $3 for every Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set sold.

Finally to bling it up a bit I added a ribbon and silver sequin to set off the two sections.

Birthday Delivery Sharing Sweet Thoughts Card - this card was made using a sketch from CASE this Sketch!


You can get all the supplies you need to make this card in my shop. Just click on the thumbnail image and it will take you to that page in my shop.

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Being Creative

People always say to me “You are so creative”. But not really. Creativity is something we all have. The more you work at it the easier the ideas come.  I love sharing what I create here on my blog but mostly I want to encourage you to be creative too. Do something creative everyday and see where your imagination will take you. You can start with this sketch.

You can see how this sketch and many others are used over at CAS(E) this Sketch! and tell them Kristina over at Creating with Kristina sent you.

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Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’

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Merry Cafe | Witches Brew Halloween Card

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on September 29, 2017
National Coffee Day

Happy National Coffee Day! Did you know coffee was discovered by a goat herder in Ethiopia? It is said that he discovered coffee after noticing that his goats upon eating berries from a certain tree, became so spirited that they did not want to sleep at night.

So in honor of this day I designed a fun Halloween card using our new Merry Cafe stamp set.

I inked up a white doily and the watercolor swooshes are from Beautiful You. You can find these and all the other supplies in my shop by clicking on the images below
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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very crafty weekend!

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Painted Harvest | Blue Sunflower Thank You Card

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on September 25, 2017
Painted Harvest Blue Sunflower

If you love fall then you will love this new stamp set by Stampin’ Up! It’s called Painted Harvest and it prints the most beautiful watercolor sunflowers.  But the really cool thing is the layered parts.

Painted Harvest Stamp Set

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How I Made This Card

Because the petals are layered stamps you can create any color sunflower that you dream of. To get the coloring for my Blue Sunflower I first stamped the larger petals in Pool Party on Very Vanilla Cardstock and then the detailing petals in Tranquil Tide.  The center is in Crumb Cake.  I can’t take credit for coming up with this color combination though.  I found it on Pinterest by Laura Lynn Hernandez.  HERE is the card she made.

These are note cards size 3 1/2″ X 5″  I ordered pre-cut and scored cards from Stampin’ Up! and covered the front with a piece of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper . Then mounted on Cajun Craze Cardstock that was cut with the layering squares scalloped edge. I cut my Blue Sunflower with the stitched shapes square.

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The sentiment is stamped with Soft Suede on Very Vanilla 1″ X 3 1/2″ inch

I hope you liked this card idea. This is one of the most popular items in the new Holiday Catalog, so I recommend you order it as soon as possible. Once they run out there won’t be any more. You won’t regret getting it! Remember you can purchase any of the supplies I used to make this card in my shop. Just click on the images below to get there.
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Also if you would like me to send you a copy of the new Holiday Catalog just send me a email requesting it and I will get it out to you right away.













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Vintage Leaves | I am Thankful For You Card

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on September 22, 2017

Happy first day fall!

In honor of the autumnal equanox I thought I would share another card from my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Vintage Leaves.  You can make so many different kinds of cards with this set such as masculine birthday cards, thank you cards, sympathy cards and blank note cards. To see the other cards I’ve made with this stamp set click HERE or on the Vintage Leaves tag on the sidebar to the right.

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Today’s card is a simple Thank you card using the new Painted Autumn designer series paper. The sentiment is from the new Painted Harvest stamp set. I also embossed the Cajun Craze cardstock for a little extra WOW with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend with lots of time to be creative.

All the supplies I used are listed below. Clicking on the image will take you to that item in my shop.

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Seasonal Lantern Card | Step it Up

Posted in Tips & Tutorials
on September 18, 2017
Seasonal Lantern Step it Up

This Seasonal Lantern Card shows how with just a few simple changes you can take any project and adapt it no matter what type of crafter you are.

Seasonal Lantern Card New Crafter

Are you a new crafter? This beautiful card focuses mostly on stamps, ink, and paper. It’s a great place for new crafters to begin, especially if you want to send cards to multiple people this year.

Seasonal Lantern Card New Crafter

Seasonal Lantern Card Casual Crafter

Are you a casual crafter? This next version of the card really steps things up. The lantern and candle are cut out with the Big Shot and raised up on dimensionals.  The Garden Green cardstock is replaced with Garden Green and Burlap ribbon. And the sentiment is heat embossed in white.

Seasonal Lantern Card Casual Crafter

Seasonal Lantern Card Avid Crafter

Or maybe you’re an avid crafter and to you more is better. The final version of this card adds even more wonderfulness. More leaves, more ribbon, more stamping. And the white cardstock is embossed which gives the lantern more depth.

Seasonal Lantern Card Avid Crafter


So no matter what kind of crafter you are, there is always a project for you.

All the supplies used to make these cards are listed below. Clicking on the image will take you to my shop.

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