Today I'm using the Yippee-Skippee set again to show you that life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful!
I think these little critters are funny! They go with the card's sentiment well because they aren't really any animal, but they're still cute. It sounds like my life. Sometimes you can't tell exactly what it's supposed to be, but you just go with it! My stamper gals were calling them moose-cow-monkeys. One gal even made hers into a pig. (It was adorable!) The idea came from a card I saw by Lynn Pratt. I'm pretty sure that her animals were moose, though.
I used the woodgrain embossing folder, the heart framelits, and punches. The critters' bodies were made with the owl punch.
Here is the other version of that I card that I used for my husband's Valentine card.
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Happy Belated Valentine's Day! I didn't get all of my Valentine cards posted this week like I intented to do, so I'm playing catch up. Here's a Yippee-Skippee Valentine card for you.
This card uses the Yippee-Skippee and Perfect Pennants sets done in a Primrose Petals color scheme. The vellum heart was embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, which is available for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 purchase. View the current catalogs here.
The Silver Glimmer paper was colored with a sponge dauber and a Primrose ink pad.
I did this card in Gumball Green as well, for a different look.
I wanted the Gumball Green card to use for a Choffy contest. Click here to learn about Choffy. (It's delicious ground cacao beans that you brew like coffee. So good and so healthy!) Here is my brand new Facebook page where I'll be sharing lots of recipies to use Choffy (or unsweetened cocoa) in.
Here is the picture that I took with the Gumball Green card for the Choffy picture contest.
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day with your loved ones!
I couldn't resist pulling out my Tags 4 You set from the Holiday catalog. I thought I could use it to make a cute Valentine card.
I used the "love" from the hostess set Express Yourself and used the Little Labels punch pack to punch out the word. I also used a mixture of Washi tapes. The gold tape is from the Watercolor Wonder pack from the Occasions catalog. The pink and flowered designs are from the Gingham Garden pack from the main catalog.
I had some extra card pieces left over and decided to see what I could do with them to change the card to a different occasion. Here's what I came up with.
I used the sentiment from the Sketched birthday set and decided to add a little bling to the top of the card from pieces of the Gold Sequin Trim. I find myself always needing birthday cards, so I wanted to make something I'd need later.
There are some tips and tricks to this bundle. Did you know that some of the images are framelits and some are thinlits? Did you know that you are supposed to position them differently on your Big Shot?
Here is a helpful video from Stampin' Up! with some great information, insight, and tips on how to make the most of this bundle.
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Have you seen the brand new Stampin' Up! personalized name stamps? They are so much fun!
With a personalized stamp you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):
From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
From the kitchen of
Made with love
This book belongs to
From the desk of
Save the date
Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)
Have you seen the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine that is now available through Stampin' Up! It's embossing made easy.
The Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with the Stampin' Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. This tool is lightweight and the priced affordably, so if you've ever had an interest in embossing, the Texture Boutique is a great choice for you!
The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. Check out this video to learn more about the Texture Boutique machine.
Today is an exciting day! It's one I've been anticipating for weeks! Sale-a-bration is finally here!!! From now until March 31st, you can earn one of the fabulous Sale-a-bration products for free with every $50 in Stampin' Up! product that you purchase, and there are just so many great ones to choose from!
If you don't already have a copy of the S-A-B mini catalog you can view it here.
I have had an opportunity to play with a few of the Sale-a-bration products and have had a blast with them. A Banner Blast, as a matter of fact! Oh, that just happens to be the name of the set I used to make this fun little card.
This card is a CASE from page 15 of the Sale-a-bration catalog.
For my Valentine version of the card I used a Crumb Cake base with some white craft ink hearts on it (from the Banner Blast set). For the Soft Sky card stock, I used the Decorative Dots embossing folder (also from the S-A-B catalog).
The best thing about this stamp set- it has a matching punch! The Banner punch fits all of those cute little banner shapes from the set! And... according to the S-A-B catalog, you'll see this punch again in next year's big catalog. You might as well get it now for free!
You can view the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs and all of the Stampin' Up! products in my online store. Start earning your free Sale-a-Bration products today!
I absolutely love the Season of Style Journals in the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini catalog!
This journal is full of
fabulous tools to assist you in staying organized this holiday season!
It has four months of calendars, a section to track your card sending
and receiving, a section for home decor, and a place to list your gift
ideas, budget, and items purchased per person. The pages are
pre-decorated and have pockets in the front and back with adorable
envelopes to match!
There is also a designer sticker pack to coordinate with the journal, along with the Naughty and Nice rotary stamp. (The rotary stamp has 11 different images on it!)
Today I have a couple of Flower Shop cards to show you. This first one is an exact CASE from Ronda Wade.
This card uses the Flower Shop and Yippee-Skippee stamp sets. The Designer Series Paper is from the new In Color Assortment pack and the button is one of the new In Color Boutique Details.
I wanted to slightly change the look of the card, so here was my take on it.
This card uses the Flower Shop and A Dozen Thoughts sets. The Designer Series Paper is from the Gingham Garden pack. For the embellishment I used the Simply Pressed Clay and the Blossoms mold. I'm amazed at how easy the clay is to work with! I took a few drops of Melon Mambo ink refill and put it in a Ziplock bag with the clay and mixed it together. I was able to make an entire batch of flowers in just a few minutes. And, the clay is an excellent value. I think you could make several hundred flowers from one bag! You can also color them with an ink refill before you mold it, or a marker after it dries, so you can make any color you would like to have. (If you're like me, you never have the right color of embellishment that you want for a card!)
Using a different color combination gives an entirely different look to a card!
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