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Birthday Punch Out Card

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Good morning everyone. I hope that all is well with you. I’m doing pretty good, loving the mild winter! For today’s card I got inspiration from Becky from Inking Idaho again (http://www.inkingidaho.blogspot.com/). I have seen this type of card elsewhere too so I had to make one. I used Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride Card Stock. I ran the Whisper White throughout the Big Shot using the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then I took the Blossom Punch and punched out most of the flower from the left side. I stamped an image in Blushing Bride, from the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, and punched out another flower in Blushing Bride. Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect positioning, I stamped another flower in Blushing Bride on the card base through the punch out. The leaves are made using the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and then punching out two leaves from each circle. The greeting is form one of the FREE sets that you can get during Sale-A-Bration, Elementary Elegance. I used the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch to punch it out and the mounted it on some Pear Pizzaz punched out with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch. The flower and the greeting are popped up on some Stampin’ Dimensionals. Two Bitty Buttons tied with thread and adhered with Mini Glue Dots finish the card. I hope that you enjoyed pink card number 2! Thanks so much for visiting!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Elementary Elegance (Sale-A-Bration) and Mixed Bunch Clear Mount Sets

Embellishments: Bitty Buttons

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Blossom Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Happy 1st Birthday Abby!

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Good Monday morning to everyone. I hope that you all had a nice weekend. As I mentioned yesterday, I had little Abby’s 1st Birthday party to go to. I also mentioned that I had made the invitations for the event. If you missed them you can see them here: https://jkcards.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/abbys-first-birthday/. We had a very nice time and her mom made Bubble Guppy Cake pops. I have to see if I can get a picture from her because I ate mine before I remembered to take one! The card I made for her includes a matching gift card holder. I used Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Card Stock. For the card I cut three squares of Whisper White to 1 15/16″ (one for the gift card holder) and used the Scallop Edge Border Punch to create the scalloped squares. They go perfectly with the 1 1/4″ Square Punch in Pretty In Pink. I stamped the teddy bear image from the Every Little Bit Stamp Set in Chocolate Chip Ink and punched it out with the 1″ Square Punch. The greeting is from Happiest Birthday Wishes which is a Host(ess) Set and was also stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink. I used the Scallop Edge Border Punch on the backing for the greeting for some coordination. The small strip of ribbon is 1/4″ Grosgrain Early Espresso (I didn’t have any Chocolate Chip!). The gift card holder uses all of the same elements but instead of ribbon I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch in Chocolate Chip. To make the holder I used a piece of Whisper White Card Stock cut to 4 1/2″ x 5″, It was scored at 1/2″ and 4″ on the 4 1/2″ side and 2 1/2″ on the 5″ side. I then cut off two of the rectangles and folder the other two and used some Sticky Strip to adhere them to the back. The 1/2″ Circle Punch makes the notch in the top so it’s a little easier to get the gift card in and out. I hope you liked today project and thank you so much for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink and Chocolate Chip Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Host(ess) IB&C) and Every Little Bit Clear Mount Sets

Embellishments: Early Espresso 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Scallop Corner Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1 1/4″ Square Punch, 1″ Square Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Sticky Strip and SNAIL

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Coffee Cup Valentine Slide Up

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Good morning peeps! I hope that everyone is enjoying the weekend. It’s nice and sunny here on Long Island today. I have little Abbygail’s 1st birthday party later on. I made the invitations for the party and you can see them here: https://jkcards.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/abbys-first-birthday/. I love looking at all of the other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator blogs and the great ideas that they have. Today’s card was inspired by Becky over at Inking Idaho (http://www.inkingidaho.blogspot.com/). I used some Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Real Red Card Stock. The base of the card is made by cutting a piece of card stock to 4″ x 10″ and scoring it at 5″. You then put it in your paper cutter and measure in on the closed end 1/2″ and cut up to the open end on a diagonal on both sides. I adhered the two sides together with some Sticky Strip and then took some Crumb Cake cut to 4″ x 2″ and ran it through the Paper Crimper. It was then adhered to the front of the card about 1 1/2″ from the bottom and the excess was trimmed off. The lid is made using a piece of card stock that is 4 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ the 1/4″  at the top is trimmed off the long way and the corners are rounded with the 3/16″ Corner Rounder. The 1/4″ strip is adhered to the middle to give it the coffee cup lid look. A piece of Early Espresso Card Stock cut to 3″ x 5″ and angled the same way as the “cup” was adhered to the back of the lid and slid inside. The heart from the P.S. I Love You Stamp Set was stamped in Real Red Ink and then I used the Hearts Collection Framelits to cut it out. Pairing it with the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit from the Occasions Mini with Real Red Card Stock and some Real Red 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon from the Clearance Rack (no longer available) to embellish the front. I am a big Starbucks fan so I love this card. You could adhere some Whisper White to the Early Espresso so you could write on the inside or leave it as is and just adhere a gift card to it! Thank so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Real Red Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: P.S. I Love You Clear Mount (2012 Occasions Mini)

Embellishments: Real Red 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired)

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Paper Crimper, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Grammy’s 94th Birthday

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Good morning all. The weekend is here! I hope you are all doing some fun stuff. I’m going to a Chinese New Year party later on tonight, that should be fun! This year marks my Grandmother’s 94th Birthday! She lives in Pennsylvania and I have fond memories of all of the time I spent there as a child. She loves flowers and had some of the nicest ones in her gardens that I have ever seen. There used to be poppies all along the fence. That’s what inspired the color combination for her card. I’m loving the new Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog along with the Elementary Elegance Stamp Set where the sentiment and bird come from. You can get these items and many more for FREE with every $50 you spend form the Occasions Mini or Idea Book & Catalog. The beautiful flower is from the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set and is punched out with the Blossom Punch, both items can be found in the 2012 Occasions Mini. I stamped it in Poppy Parade and backed it with some Poppy Parade Card Stock punched out with the same punch. I have wanted to get the Family Reunion Stamp Set from the Idea Book & Catalog for a while and I’m glad that I did. It’s nice to be able to put Grandma on the card along with Happy Birthday. I punched it out with the Oval Punch and mounted it on Poppy Parade Card Stock punched out with the Scalloped Oval Punch. The frame around the sentiment was a great tip from Mary Fish (www.stampinpretty.com). I cut out the label with the Framelits Label Collection Dies and then used the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder that fits perfectly inside the label. It gives it great detail and was super easy. A little bit of 1/2″ Stitched Poly Ribbon in Poppy Parade (thanks Nina Dee!) across the top of the Very Vanilla Card Stock that was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder give a nice separation from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper. I love the way the card came out and hope you enjoyed it too. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Poppy Parade Smooth Card Stock

Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment (Sale-A-Bration)

Ink: Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Elementary Elegance (Sale-A-Bration), Mixed Bunch (2012 Occasions Mini) and Family Reunion Clear Mount Sets

Embellishments: Poppy Parade 1/2″ Stitched Poly Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Blossom Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Paper Players Challenge #79

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Good morning every one. It’s a perfect stay inside and craft day here on Long Island. It’s raining and I think it’s supposed to rain all day. I’m a little late with my Paper Players Challenge this week, but I will get it in just in time. This week they ask you to do a clean and simple card with a tag.

I decided to use three tags. They look like they aren’t spaced equally and I did that on purpose. I wanted a little pause after you read Inspire and Create… then Dream. The words are from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini. They are stamped on Very Vanilla Card Stock and punched out with the Extra Large Tag Punch. I rubbed the edges against the Island Indigo stamp pad for a little definition. The flower is from the For All You Do Stamp Set that I got when I first signed up to be a Demonstrator. I haven’t used it in a while and forgot that I had it. It’s perfect for when you need something tall and slim for the side of a card. The images are stamped in Island Indigo and Crumb Cake. A piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock ran through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder gives it a nice background and looks great mounted on the Island Indigo card base. Some 3/16 Metallic Brads in gold finish off the card. I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and as always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Island Indigo and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: For All You Do Wood Mount and Loving Thoughts Clear Mount

Embellishments: 3/16″ Metallic Brads

Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Extra Large Tag Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Sale-A-Bration Workshop

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Good Thursday morning to everyone! One more day until the weekend! A wonderful friend of mine, Isabella, hosted a Workshop at her beautiful apartment in Manhattan yesterday. She had eight of her friends join us for a fun filled afternoon of card making. We made three cards, a Valentine’s Day card, a mini Valentine’s Day card and a Birthday gift tag. The Valentine’s Day card uses Pretty In Pink and Whisper White Card Stock and some Riding Hood Red Ink. The cupid is from the P.S. I Love You Stamp Set and was punched out using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and then it was backed by the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle and popped up on some Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing folder makes for a fun backdrop and we used the Scallop Edge Punch for a little added detail. The little hearts are from the Candy Conversations Wood Mount Stamp and they were punched out using the Small Heart Punch. I find that using the Word Window Punch to punch out your sentiment makes lining it up a little easier and it fits perfectly on the Modern Label Punch.

For the mini Valentine’s Card we used some Naturals White and Riding Hood Red Card Stock with some Elegant Eggplant Ink. I love the way the Petal Card Punch looks like a tiny envelope if you leave one of the flaps open. The hearts are from the I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set and they were also punched out using the Small Heart Punch. For the final touch, the sentiment is from the P.S. I Love You stamp Set.

Last but not least is the Birthday tag. A nice quick project using Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla Card Stock, some Poppy Parade Ink and a small piece of the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration. The cute little birthday bear os from the Host(ess) Set Tagtastic. We used to the Decorative Label Punch to punch it out and it’s finished!

Everyone had a great time and it was so nice to meet everyone. I hope that we can do it again soon!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Cards Tock: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla and Lucky Limeade Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Elegant Eggplant and Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: P.S. I Love You, I {Heart} Hearts and Tagtastic Clear Mount and Candy Conversations Wood Mount

Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment (Sale-A-Bration)

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Petal Card Double Punch, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Mojo 225

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Good Wednesday morning to everyone! I have to say that I am really liking the winter that we are having in NY. It was 56 degrees here yesterday! I’m not a fan of the cold so it works for me. This weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge is kind of neat. It is made up of four short rectangles and one long rectangle in the middle…

I immediately knew what I wanted to do. I bought the Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die (Item # 124587) from The Holiday Mini Catalog and I haven’t used it very much. I really should use it more because you can do some neat things with it. It’s a carry over item so you can still order it. I used just two colors, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla Card Stock and Blushing Bride Ink. I cut out four of the smallest doors from the Peekaboo Frames Die and mounted them on 1 3/4″ Vary Vanilla Squares. Then I punched out some more squares with the 1″ Square Punch and stamped the smallest hearts from the Take It To Heart Stamp Set. The sentiment on the outside and the love you on the inside of all of the doors is from the P.S. I Love You Stamp Set. Both of those sets are in the new Occasions Mini Catalog. The background was embossed with the Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1 with the Big Shot. For the perfect finishing touch a little strip of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Pleated Satin Ribbon right across the middle. I’m not a huge ribbon fan but this is really beautiful. I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and thank you so much for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Blushing Bride Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: P.S. I Love You and Take It To Heart Clear Mount

Embellishments: Blushing Bride 3/8″ Pleated Satin Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1, Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die, 1″ Square Punch, Sticky Strip and SNAIL

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