Stampin’ Up! Brown Sugar Posie


Hope you are all having a great start to your weekend. I weather is beautiful here today. I have been waiting for fall and there is a crispness in the air this morning.  I was drawn to the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts. To me is seemed a bit vintage so I went that way with my card. I used a base of Baked Brown Sugar (a current In Color) and then added another layer that was embossed with the Vine Street Embossing Folder from this year’s Sale-A-Bration. Next, I pulled out my Pop Up Posies kit to create the Calypso Coral flower. I stamped the top flower with the Dictionary stamp to get it a bit of detail. On top of the flower, I layered a Brown Sugar 3/4″ circle and a retired Very Vanilla button. I tied some Linen Thread through the middle. To get the pieces of the bow a bit curly, I wrap them around my Paper Piercer Tool, wet it a bit and then hold it for a couple minutes. Then just unwind. I created a couple flags from some retired Vanilla DSP and sponged the sides a bit with Crumb Cake ink and roughed the edges up with my scissors. The simple Hello is from the set Six Sided Sampler. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Stampin’ Up! Lots of Chevrons!


How are you today? So I kinda went overboard on the chevrons on this card, but I think it all kinda works. I wanted to create a fun and bright card for the sketch challenge at Fab Friday. For the focal point of the card, I stamped the chevron stamp (which came in a My Paper Pumpkin kit) in Crushed Curry on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. I layered that on a second piece of Whisper White cardstock. I added a Rich Razzleberry button tied with some Baker’s Twine. The little Hello comes from the set Six Sided Sampler. The stamp actually says Hello My Friend, but I really only wanted it to say Hello so I inked up the whole stamp and then used my Blender Pens to remove the ink from the other part of the stamp. I couldn’t decide what to do with the background, it was like it needed something, so I ran a second layer of Coastal Cabana through the Big Shot with the Chevron embossing folder. Done! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Stampin’ Up! Six Sided Sampler


Hope everyone had a great weekend. I sure did. I started out with the sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday and made a base of Bermuda Bay. I added a couple strips of the Epic Day Washi Tape (which I love!) and stamped some splatters from the set Gorgeous Grunge in Basic Gray. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to stamp, but the challenge at Less Is More inspired me to use the hexagons from the set Six Sided Sampler. I stamped those in Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Basic Gray. I just love this color combination! I added the Happy Birthday from the retired set Essentials stamped on a strip of Basic Gray. Thanks for stopping by!

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Stampin’ Up! New Stamp Sets


Can you believe it?! I used three new stamp sets on this card! I found my inspiration from the challenge at Case Study and my color combination from Stampin’ Royalty. I started with a base of Pool Party and used the new set Gorgeous Grunge to stamp some ink splatters in Pool Party ink. Next, I created a Pumpkin Pie flag and embossed the greeting from the set Really Good Greetings in white. Next, I stamped the hexagon in Summer Starfruit from the set Six Sided Sampler and layered it on a piece of Summer Starfruit cardstock. I added a retired Pool Party button and tied it with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. See that little brad looking thing next to the hexagon? Those are Stampin’ Up!’s new Candy Dots and they are fabulous! They even come in every color! I really didn’t think that I would like the Pumpkin Pie paired with the Pool Party, but I actually like how this card came together. Thanks for stopping by!

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Stampin’ Up! Back In Time


So I found the stunning color challenge at The Play Date Cafe, and had to go “back in time” and pull out the retired colors Purely Pomegranate and Taken With Teal for the color challenge. I started with a base of Smoky Slate and stamped the ink splatters from the new set Gorgeous Grunge in Versamark. I then stamped the stripes from the same set in Basic Gray. I pulled out  the hexagons from the set Six Sided Sampler and popped them up on Dimensionals. I added a bit of Baker’s Twine and a retired silver brad. Thanks for stopping by!

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