Hey There, Pumpkin!

It was really fun creating this Halloween card for our granddaughter, Theä! She is six years old and I’ve always called her my little “Pumpkin”. Hopefully she’ll get a smile when she opens her Halloween card, which also has a little SWEET TREAT that’s hidden inside! She is our one and only grandchild and she makes us smile! Which the inside sentiment says just that, “You make me smile!”

Creating the plaid background panel was a real treat because I’ve not done this little technique until now. I enjoyed the process and it’ll take me another time to get it just right. I’ll explain further in the card making details.

My card colors were inspired by a card challenge that I didn’t participate in due to lack of time. My card was done but I just didn’t have enough time to get it posted and linked before the deadline. I’ll still share the Color Challenge 397 image; which is also a link to that particular challenge so you can view the other wonderful cards over at the Paper Craft Crew.

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Harvest Hellos & Buffalo Check Cling Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock:
    • Base – Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; Scored at 4-1/4″
    • Front Panel – Highland Heather 3-3/4″ x 5″
    • Plaid Panel – Whisper White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ to make plaid background panel
    • Inside panel – Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • WW (2″ x 5/8″) & Highland Heather (2-5/8″ x 3/4″) for punch/die pieces for sentiment.
    • Pumpkin Pie & Just Jade pieces for punched pumpkin face/stem and leaf (stamp & fussy cut)
  • Ink Pads: Bumblebee & Just Jade & Pumpkin Pie & Jet Black Stazon
  • Stampin’ Write Markers:  Highland Heather & Just Jade
  • Tools: Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Apple Builder Punch, Stamparatus (or use blocks A, B, D & F), Adhesives – Stampin’ Seal/Tombow Glue/Mini Glue Dots/ Temporary, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Ruler (for adding the plaid lines in the buffalo check).

Using the Stamparatus & Small Grid Paper: Stamp the background stamp onto the grid. Position the WW panel (to create plaid background) with buffalo checks lined up behind it, then place down with a small portion of temporary adhesive to keep in place. Ink up background stamp and stamp image, may need to repeat. 

Using Ruler: Create lines with Stampin’ Write Markers using the ruler to make vertical lines and horizontal lines within the buffalo check to create the plaid panel. My vertical lines are Just Jade and my horizontal lines are Highland Heather. I love how it turned out that I have more Highland Heather lines to coordinate with the Highland Heather panel. NOTE: If you don’t have the Stampin’ Write Marker Highland Heather or Just Jade, use Stampin’ Blends which will be in the product table as well. I have the single Stampin’ Write Marker but you have to buy the Stampin’ Write Markers in the color families to get the one marker or better yet, buy the entire set of markers, Many Marvelous Markers and then you’ll also get the case! Refer to my image to see where I’ve placed the lines.

TIP: Be careful not to drag the ink with your ruler as I found out the hard way! Wipe ink from the ruler before using second color then wipe clean when finished.

Assemble: From here just refer back to my card and assemble!

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QUICK LINKS FOR SAVINGS!

Select Designer Series Paper Sale
  • SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE 1-31 October 2020
    • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
    • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount. 
    • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
    • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
    • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 60% savings! 

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Heartfelt Sunflower Sympathy & PCC396

It’s always hard to think about having to make a sympathy card when there has been a loss in ones family. My husband’s aunt recently lost her husband this past week. I believe they’ve been married over 50 years (if my memory serves me right). I had a card already picked out to send that I had made from a Paper Pumpkin Kit, which is a paper craft subscription offered through Stampin’ Up!. I’ll actually be sending that card to my husband’s aunt’s daughter-in-law who just lost her mother two days prior from the COVID-19 virus. You know the saying, “When it rains, it pours!” My heart just breaks for this family!

When making this card, I decided to use a card layout provided by the Paper Craft Crew over at www.papercraftcrew.com. I wasn’t going to participate in this challenge but I decided at the last minute to go ahead and do this post today. I made my card yesterday but I just didn’t have time to get my post done and schedule it to publish over night. So here I am today. Here is the layout called Vertical Sketch Challenge #PCC396:

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Lovely You & Celebrate sSunflower Cling Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock:
    • Base – Misty Moonlight 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; Scored at 4-1/4″
    • Front Panel – Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″; Embossed
    • 2 Panels 6″ x 6″ DSP Flowers For Every Season – 3″ x 4-1/4″ each
    • WW (2″ x 5/8″) & Misty Moonlight (2-5/8″ x 3/4″) for punch/die pieces
  • See Product Table for other items used

I stamped the smaller sunflower twice with my Bumblebee ink pad using the Stamparatus. Before stamping it for the second time for another flower, I wiped the leaves off and used Just Jade Stampin’ Write Marker on the leaves and stamped it once more. I ended up using the Bermuda Bay LT to then color the leaves in which really blended well with the DSP leaves. 

I used Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker to add color to the flowers in the outer center of the flowers. Then I used the Daffodil Delight DK/LT Stampin’ Blends on out from there to add more color to the flowers. I replicated the center of the sunflowers from the DSP by using the Bronze and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. 

For the label, cut 2-5/8” x ¾” Misty Moonlight then add your WW label, which is 2” x 5/8”. Stamp the sentiment using Misty Moonlight ink pad. I actually stamped the sentiment before cutting. I then popped it up with three Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP: I cut another WW label to adhere another layer to the back of the sentiment label to add a bit more depth. 

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QUICK LINKS FOR SAVINGS!

  • SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE 1-31 October 2020
    • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
    • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount. 
    • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
    • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
    • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 60% savings!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Cat & Sunflower Sympathy & #FF0069

It’s always so very sad when one loses their Fur Baby! For most of us, our Fur Babies are more than just a pet as they are an actual part of our families. In other words, if you are like me . . . your Fur Baby is actually a family member. I have two feline Fur Babies, Sweet Pea and Sky. More to come on my Fur Babies later in this post! Let’s get back to my card first.

I recently became aware of the fact that the “office cat” at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri’s in house “Queen of the Desk”, named Penny, passed away. Penny was about 8 years old when she came to their shelter and it was decided to keep her as part of their in-house business/family pet. Penny passed away at the age of 16 years old. Any time a Fur Baby passes, the loss is truly with a heavy heart. When I delivered my handmade “heartfelt” card, I also made a donation in Penny’s Memory. The caring people who work at the Humane Society do so much in taking care of these pets until they find their LUVING FUREVER HOMES, it was the least I could do to let them know I shared in their sorrow.

What do you think about my card design? It’s a bit different but all in all, I think I liked how it turned out. All the items used, except for the Gold Faceted Gem in the Sunflower, are current in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. You could use the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (large) in place of the Gold Faceted Gem.

Since I’ve started back to blogging, I’m going to participate in card challenges once again. Festive Friday Challenge (#festivefridaychallenge) is one that I had just starting participating in when it first started up back in 2018 then I had a major surgery and let’s just say life got in my way. This current challenge is called National Cat Day Challenge: #FF0069. Be sure to head over to Festive Friday to check out all the great cards submitted by others. My three picks from the Inspo List includes: cats, sparkle, clean and simple. I don’t think my “heartfelt” sentiment falls under pet sentiment but the Gold Faceted Gem does have sparkle!

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Lovely You & Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock: Base – WhisperWhite (WW) 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”; Scored at 4-1/4”
    • Front Panel – 6” x 6” DSP In Color 2020-2022 – 4” x 5-1/4” 
    • Second Panel – Whisper White 3-5/8” x 4-7/8”
    • WW & Just Jade & Cinnamon Cider for punch/die cuts pieces
  • Ink Pads:  Cinnamon Cider & BumbleBee (In Color 2020-2022)
  • Stampin’ Write Markers: Cinnamon Cider, BumbleBee
  • Accessories:  Metallic Pearls (Gold), ¼” Gingham Ribbon Bumble Bee, Gold Faceted Gems (retired) so substitute Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Tools: Sunflower Dies, Cat Punch, Adhesives – Stampin’ Seal/Tombow Glue/Mini Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

You can pretty well tell by the image of my card where to place what in my layout. Notice I made the cat collar from the Gingham ribbon. I folded it and then used mini glue dots to hold the ribbon in place on the backside then I added the Gold Metallic Pearls. You don’t have to use Stampin’ Write Markers but I did just to add some extra color to the sunflower. I didn’t have Stampin’ Blends or I would’ve used those to add some depth to the sunflower.

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Now about my two cats, Sweet Pea and Sky! Sweet Pea turned 15 years old this past August. She adopted me when she was about 6 months old. She is a Manx and doesn’t have a tale. She is a one person cat and no one ever sees her as she hides when people enters into our home. I adopted Sky at 3 weeks old after my beautiful mother passed from Ovarian Cancer back on Christmas Eve of 2014. After I came back home from being gone for nearly 5 months, I guess that I needed something else to take care of at that time and/or to fill a HUGE hole in my heart. Sky is my spoiled bottle fed big boy of a male cat and is now 5 1/2 years old. Sky came from Skyview Animal Clinic over in Cape Girardeau, MO. I took Sweet Pea in for her annual checkup and shots and came out with an extra Fur Baby. Needless to say, my hubby was not a happy camper! LOL! Sweet Pea wasn’t too sure about it either but Sky has been a welcomed addition to our lives.

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SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE 1-31 October 2020

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PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
  • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount. 
  • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
  • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
  • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card & CTS #392

I don’t know why I struggle creating masculine cards, but I do! When I saw the sketch layout over at casethissketch.blogspot.com, I knew I wanted to give this sketch a try. I needed to make a birthday card for my youngest brother who is 11 years younger than myself. He is into hunting so I knew just which stamp set I was going to use, SNOW FRONT. By the way, I have three brothers. I have a twin brother, Tony, then the middle brother, Markus, who is a year younger than the two of us. I always wanted a sister but when Waylon came along, it just really didn’t matter as soon as I saw his little face.

Well back to my card . . . here is the layout sketch for CTS #392. I’ve recently just got back to blogging. When I create a card, I like to have a layout to create by because that really helps me get going, if you know what I mean! I’ve never participated at CAS(E) this Sketch! so this will be my first time.

I will say that with this particular stamp set, you don’t necessarily get a solid stamped image. You’ll see what I mean if you look at the stamp set in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) or click on the product below. No matter how hard I tried to get my deer on the right to have a more solid stamped image, it just wasn’t going to happen. That’s okay, I still like my end result. And as always, my pictures never do my cards true justice as I’m not that good of a photographer.

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Card base is 2020-2022 In Color Just Jade 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; scored at 4-1/4″
  • First panel is Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Second panel is In Color 2020-2022 Designer Series Paper Just Jade 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, create the Early Espresso panel and the Whisper White panel that has the stamped images. There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. See the tips below! Notice that I don’t have the stitched look on the ends of the panels. After die cutting the measurements will be as follows: Early Espresso 3-7/8″ x 2-3/16″ and Whisper White 3-7/8″ x 2-5/16″
  • The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a retired stamp set, Tin of Cards, but there are other sentiments that you could use in its place. Have fun looking at all the different sentiments that Stampin’ Up! has to offer!
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads: Early Espresso, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight
  • Embellishment: 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images or you can use the suggested clear blocks; B, C, D, E on page 163 in the 2020-2021 AC.

HELPFUL TIPS

  • There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. DO NOT run the entire die through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine as to not cut off the end on one side. You can then just trim off one side.
  • Lift the die up then align it with the “notches” or “grooves” and continue on to make it longer so that it’ll fit across the card.
  • BTW, the die will just naturally sit back into the “notches” or “grooves” of the cardstock that has already been through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

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SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE 1-31 October 2020

Click on Image to see ALL DSP at 15% Discount!

Promotion Details: 

  • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
  • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount. 
  • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
  • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
  • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Select Designer Series Paper Sale 1-31 October 2020

Who doesn’t LOVE gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP)? During the ENTIRE month of October, you can enjoy a 15% discount on SELECT DSP from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) and the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (A-D). I still call it the 2020 Holiday Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of your favorite paper designs!

Promotion Details:

  • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
  • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount.
  • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount.
  • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
  • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.

 I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

 Please subscribe to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 

 When ordering PLEASE USE my October Host Code! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack before submitting your order! You’ll never know what you may find and at a great price!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

24-Hour Stamp Sale This Wednesday! (9.23.2020)

WooHoo! This is the HOTTEST STAMP SALE OF THE YEAR! Stampin’ Up! will have 59 stamp sets from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog marked down 15% for ONLY 24 HOURS starting tomorrow, September 23. I thought I had better get this posted so you will have time to look over ALL the stamps that are including in this stamp-tacular sale, which only happens once a year. I don’t want you to miss out on these super savings!

ORDER INFORMATION FOR ONLINE ORDERS

  • Central Time: 2:00 AM (9/23) to 2:00 AM (9/24)
  • This sale will ONLY run for 24 hours.
  • The 15% discount will apply to select cling and photopolymer stamp sets only.
  • Use September Host Code: UVR2EQV but ONLY if your order is less than $150 before shipping/handling.

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my Online Store. NOTE that the prices below do DO NOT reflect the 15% discount as the sale doesn’t start until 2:00 AM CT (or 12:00 AM MT) tonight.

Click on the Supply List link to print out this list! Remember this SALE is ONLY for 24-Hours!

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

 Please subscribe to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 

 When ordering PLEASE USE my September Host Code! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack before submitting your order! You’ll never know what you may find and at a great price!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Celebrate with Sunflowers!

Who doesn’t LOVE sunflowers in the summertime?! When the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) was released back in June, I immediately knew that I had to have this Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and coordinating die set.

I absolutely LOVE the coordinating die set, Sunflowers Dies! I am really pleased how my card turned out. It’s a simple layout yet it has layers and texture to give it a bit more of a WOW factor. I made this card as a birthday card for my daughter as well as a dear relative on my husband’s side of the family who reached a major milestone of 75 years old. I plan on making a few more of these sunflower cards!

Also I LOVE the NEW 2020-2022 In Colors that was introduced in the new AC. I think they are my most favorite set of In Colors to date! The new In Colors are: Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Bumble Bee, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Card Base is Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (Scored at 4-1/4″)
  • Flower For Every Season DSP (Designers Series Paper) 2″ x 4-1/4″; adhere to card base with your choice of adhesive (Stampin’ Seal or Tom Bow Multipurpose Glue)
  • 2020-2020 In Color DSP Bumblebee CS (cardstock) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; bottom layer of sunflower
  • 2020-2022 In Color Bumblebee 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; top layer of sunflower
  • 2020-2022 In Color DSB Cinnamon Cider 1″ x 1″; center of sunflower
  • 2020-2022 In Color Just Jade; top and bottom layers for the leaves

Die cut the layers for the sunflower. Use the Silicon Mat and place a huge dot of liquid Tom Bow glue on the mat. Take the sponge and quarter it with scissors. Dab it in the glue then on the back side of the detailed top layer die cut (the solid Bumblebee cardstock), you’ll dab it all over the back and then adhere it to the solid sunflower base (DSP Bumblebee cardstock). You could use the Fine Tip Glue Pen (AC page 162 #138309 $7.00). I find it easier to do it with the Silicon Mat and Tom Bow Multipurpose Glue. Do this step with the leaves as well. Before adhering the sunflower and leaves, stamp the sentiment using Cinnamon Cider. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the sunflower.

HELPFUL TIPS:

  • Once the glue dries on the Silicone Mat, it comes right off! Stamp two leaves on Just Jade cardstock, then die cut two of them.
  • Die cut one solid stamped leaf and one detailed leaf die at same time, then repeat.
  • That sponge you used to dab in the glue, keep that in a small air tight container. A little rubbermaid container will do! Then it’s ready to use again when you are needing to glue down detailed or intricate dies!

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I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day!

Please subscribe to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe.

When ordering PLEASE USE my September Host Code! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack before submitting your order! You’ll never know what you may find and at a great price!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Thanks Kindly & Festive Friday Challenge #FF0004

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I hope you love my card as much as I do! I knew I wanted choose ‘flowers’ for this Festive Friday Challenge but other than that, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I think the best thing to do is just to start with one or two things in mind and work my way from there when creating a card. I knew I needed a ‘Thank You’ sentiment and I knew I wanted to create a Daisy flower. I fell in love with the Delightful Daisy DSP and knew I had to have it along with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and the Daisy Punch! Don’t you just LOVE these items?! If you do, make sure you order all three before the new Annual Catalog comes out at the beginning of June! I hope the stamp set and punch carries over into the new catalog but just in case, don’t miss out on these items if you think you may want them.

The “Thanks kindly” sentiment is from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set. It has seven different ‘Thank You’ sentiments, which is great! I also used the Petal Garden DSP Stack which is AWESOME! I absolutely love, love, love all the floral patterns in that 6 x 6 stack of papers. I actually used the backside one to get that little tid bit of stitched look peeping out from under the Delightful Daisy DSP. Can you see it?! Perhaps you will in the next close up image of the Daisy flower.

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What really makes this Daisy flower come alive is the fact I used Stampin’ Up!’s NEW Stampin’ Blends! They are premier alcohol markers with dual-tips. Right now there are 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, each with a light and a dark shade as well as ivory, bronze, and a color lifter. LOVE ‘EM! I stamped the flower twice with the Calypso Coral Ink Pad so I could punch out two flowers. Then I colored my flowers in with the light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend. I went back over the inside of the petal leaves with the light Calypso Coral to give my petals a bit more depth. Then to top it off, I added that BEAUTIFUL Gold Faceted Gem in the center to really add beauty to my flower. Did I already tell you how much I LOVED my card?!

Also please be sure to visit Festive Friday, A Papercrafting Challenge website to see the Designer Team’s and the other participant’s cards as well.

#festivefridaychallenge

Supply List:

Stampin’ Up! News: 
BTW the new Stampin’ Up! Stampin Blends have been so popular (debuted in the Occasion Catalog), that Stampin’ Up! had a difficult time maintaining an adequate supple of them due to some unexpected challenges from the supplier’s end. Instead of continually having them on backorder, Stampin’ Up! made a difficult decision to make our entire Stampin’ Blends product line unorderable at this time until approximately the end of May. 
Please leave me a comment and tell me what you love best about my card. What product(s) do you love most? If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

 

It’s a Panda Easter & Festive Friday Challenge #FF0003!

 

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Easter is just around the corner so I needed to create a cute card for my granddaughter, Theä. She is four years old and loves receiving cards from her Grammie, which is me! I created a unique Easter card using the Panda Party Stamp Set from our Sale-A-Bration brochure. I knew what I had in mind with the Easter Egg in place of the balloon but I struggled with the rest. It takes me a while to create from my own imagination but that’s okay. I always like a challenge.

UPDATE!! I was chosen as one of three Festive Friday Faves in #FF0003 challenge!! WooHoo!!

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Speaking of a challenge, check out Festive Friday Challenge to see not only my card but other cards as well! It’s a new challenge site for card makers such as myself. This Festive Friday Challenge is . . .

You too can make this card! I used the following: (Use retired stamp set Basket Bunch #143186 for the egg.)

Price: $110.00

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If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Heartfelt Sympathy & Festive Friday #FF0002

No one ever really enjoys having to make one of these types of cards but one must when it’s needed. This will be a quick post and I know, it’s been a LONG TIME since I’ve posted anything here on my blog. I’m here now and ready to share a lovely card using the Sale-A-Bration Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set. I hate to admit that I struggled at first because it’s been such long time since I’ve made a card(s) that I wasn’t sure how to go about what I had in my mind. Then a light bulb went off and I grabbed my ink daubers. That is how I managed to get the Crumb Cake and Night of Navy colors in my floral image. I also layered the 1/2″ Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon on top of the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon for a layered and flat look. The top layer that I stamped the floral image onto is from Stampin’ Up!’s Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. I totally love that stack of woodsy papers!

In addition to needing to make a sympathy card, I’m participating in a NEW card challenge called Festive Friday Challenge. Be sure to check it out and join in by participating!

Festive Friday Challenge #FF0002

If you love the Heartfelt Blooms (Wood Block #147197 Clear Mount #147202), you can get it for FREE with a $50 product purchase (before shipping/tax)! Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st so time is running out.

If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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