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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sending Sweet Thoughts

Every year, Stampin' UP! sells a set where $3 from the sale of each set is donated towards Ronald McDonald House Charities. Over the years, Stampin' UP! has donated over $1.5 million in support of Ronald McDonald Houses. How cool is that??

I used the set to create the card for this week's Paper Craft Crew sketch:

I started off with a base of Lemon-Lime Twist and added a layer of Tranquil Tide (because that Lemon-Lime Twist is some kind of bright! LOL!).

I stamped the jar and lid in Tranquil Tide and added some cute little hearts in Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum. Super Cute!

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team has been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Sharing Sweet Thoughts
INK: Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum
PAPERS: Whisper White, Lemon-Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide Cardstock; Fresh Florals DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Sending Love Embellishments (retired but available at time of posting on the clearance rack), Lemon Lime Twist Ombré Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pumpkin Spice ALL THE THINGS!

If you've known me for more than a minute, you know that Pumpkin Spice Season is my most favourite season of all!

My friends say that Pumpkin Spice Season is the reason I became a partner at Starbucks - early access!

This week over at the Paper Craft Crew we were given a colour scheme:

We don't do much Halloween around here (our children are older), so I was struggling to find something to stamp that wasn't Halloween-y - enter the Merry Café Stamp Set!

I started off with a base of Thick Whisper White Cardstock and added layers of Lemon-Lime Twist and Fresh Fig. Then I stamped the images from Merry Café and Coffee Café, cut them out (some with the Big Shot and some by hand) and attached them all to the front of the card.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the crew have been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Coffee Café, Merry Café
INK: Basic Black, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie
PAPERS: Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Warm Wishes

Of all the packs of Designer Series Paper Stampin' UP! has produced this year, only ONE of them has a Very Vanilla base. I had to get creative so the cards for my Boot Camp class wouldn't be all be white!

Here's what I did:

Some of the papers in the Merry Little Christmas DSP pack are just Old Olive and Basic Black, so they work great for use on a Very Vanilla base.

This is one of the note cards (they're available in Very Vanilla now!) and I added a layer of Merry Little Christmas DSP. I punched out a circle of Old Olive and stamped the sentiment from Cookie Cutter Christmas in Real Red onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.

The teeny little ornament is from Carols of Christmas and the Real Red Solid Ribbon is just the right finishing touch!

Here's the sketch we all used this week:

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the crew have been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Carols of Christmas
INK: Real Red
PAPERS: Very Vanilla Cardstock; Merry Little Christmas DSP
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Don't look at me like that! When I created this card last week, it was exactly THREE months to BOXING DAY! That means that in three months from today, it'll already be NEW YEARS!

Have you started your Christmas Cards yet? That's one bonus of being a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator...since I'm planning for classes, I get a jump start on my Christmas Cards each year...and you're just gonna LOVE this year's line up!

Anyway...this week at the Paper Craft Crew we were tasked with a Tic-Tac-Toe Board:

And just to change it up a bit, I actually used a whole know...instead of jumping around all over the place - LOL!

I chose the top row: vintage, baker's twine and something new. Now, I realize that the two stamp sets I used aren't exactly *new* since they've been available since September 1st (August 1st for Demonstrators), but up until last week, I'd been so busy that they hadn't even seen ink! I know! CRAZY!!

Here's the card I came up with:

I actually started off with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper as my jumping off point this time and went from there. I've always thought of sheet music as "vintage" (maybe because I'm getting old and took piano lessons as a child? Who knows!), but the sheets in this DSP package are white and white is NOT vintage (IMO). So...since I had some Soft Suede Ink on the table, I went to town with my sponge...then I went nuts with my scissors distressing the edges of the DSP and even tore a piece off - GASP! I just LOVE the way it turned out!

I stamped the tree from Ready for Christmas in Always Artichoke and cut that out using the accompanying dies and my Big Shot. And that got some ink around the edges too.

Then I cut out a strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock for my sentiment. And that got some ink around the edges too. :) Do you see a theme here??

I attached the DSP to the Soft Suede Cardstock and wrapped my Very Vanilla Bakers Twine around it before attaching it to my Always Artichoke base.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the crew have been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Ready for Christmas, Merry Cafe
INK: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Always Artichoke Cardstock; Merry Music Specialty DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!