Stampin’ Up! Clean & Simple


I am back to share another card that we made at my monthly stampin’ night the other night. This card is easy, easy, easy and perfect for a last minute birthday card. I started with a base of Sahara Sand and added some of the retired Sale-A-Bration DSP from last year. Next, is a flag using the punch and retired sentiment on the Decorative Label Punch.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy stampin!

The Creation Station: Round 4!

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We are back for Round 4 of the Creation Station blog hop! We are featuring some great new products this round so be sure to check out all of the blogs! For this round, I focused on the Gift Card Enclosure Pack. This is one of the items in the new catalog that is really a good bang for your buck. You get 10 of these gift card enclosures for just $5.95! They are so easy to use and decorate and make giving a not so special gift card a bit more special.

So we also had the theme this round of weddings so for my first example I created a wedding gift card holder. Have I told you how much I loooove the new Kraft cardstock? Well these enclosures are made for the same amazing paper. They are so easy to work with and any color pops of the great kraft base. I used a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper to add a bit of pizazz to the front and then used some Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon to add a bit of texture. Have you ever tried the “bunching effect” with seam binding? Just pull one of the middle threads and push the ribbon down while holding the thread! I pulled out a stamp from a retired set Sincere Salutations because I just couldn’t find a good wedding stamp.

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For the next example, I wanted to make it a bit more fun! Hands down, my favorite set in the new catalog is Dotty Angles. I used it here on this example by embossing it with white embossing powder. I love how it pops against the kraft background. I added a sentiment from the new set Hi There and even squeezed in a bit of the retired Summer Starfruit cardstock.

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To keep with the dotty theme, I embossed two of the back panels with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder. To keep this one closed, I punched two small holes and tied it with some Linen Thread. You can also close these by doing the box technique where you tuck one flap underneath the other one.

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These enclosures even have pre-cut slits for the gift card! You don’t have to use them though! As you can see here, I created a pocket by adding another piece of cardstock. You can easily tuck cash into these too!

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Be sure to hop back to see Jennifer Frost’s amazing creations or forward to Jennifer Downey. I am surrounded by Jennifers! Be sure to add the Gift Card Enclosures to your next Stampin’ Up! order. They really are a great product!



Stampin’ Up! Colorful Leaves


Hope you are having a great weekend. Mine was quite busy hence the lack of posts over the last couple days, but I was able to get in some stampin’ this morning. The color challenge at Fab Friday this week is great for a fall themed card. I used a base of Chocolate Chip which, I will admit, I hardly ever used. Ever since Early Espresso came out, I have a hard time using Chocolate Chip, but I think it goes nicely with this card. I small layer of Soft Sky is tucked behind the main layer of Very Vanilla. I pulled out the leaf stamp from the set Day of Gratitude. I stamped it randomly in Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Soft Sky. I created a small flag for the sentiment from the set Sincere Salutations. It is backed on a piece of Sahara Sand. If you like this color combination, be sure to check out the new Sweater Weather DSP in the Fall catalog!Thanks for stopping by!

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Stampin’ Up! Sent With Love DSP


So I wanted to play along at Fab Friday this week and I wanted to challenge myself because it is an interesting color combination. One that I would typically not use on my own. I started out with a base of Sahara Sand and layered a piece of Calypso Coral and some awesome Calypso Coral crosshatch DSP from the Sent with Love pack. I then added a strip of Lucky Limeaid and a couple circles of Sahara Sand underneath that. I then stamped the outline, from the set Memorable Moments, on the Labels Collection framelit.The Thinking of You is from one of my favorite go-to sets called Sincere Salutations. Of course, I ran into the problem that I always have with a color challenge that has pastel pink in it…I don’t have any pastel pink things! Luckily,  I had a button, I think the card might have looked a bit better if I could have incorporated more pink into it. Oh…I almost forgot to mention, this awesome sketch is from Deconstructed Sketches! Thanks for stopping by!

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Stampin’ Up! Thinking of You

Good Morning & Happy New Year!

Today I have a card that I created for the sketch at Unscripted Sketches. I started with a base of Very Vanilla and used some of my retired Designer Series Paper. I was having trouble figuring out what to do with the middle layer, I kept trying to add another piece of DSP, but it kept looking too busy. So instead a took a piece of Early Espresso and folded it to create a bit of dimension. I added the sentiment from the set Sincere Salutations. Thanks for stopping by and have a great 2013!