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Paper Craft Crew Sketch/Color Challenge #22

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Happy day after Christmas! I hope that Santa was good to you all, he was very good to me! The best part of the holiday is spending time with family and friends. I had a nice relaxing day and still found some time to craft a little and watch a movie. With Christmas over I can;t believe that year is almost over. I think it went really fast, how about you? In the blink pf an eye it will be 2013, thankfully the Mayans were wrong!

Today I have my post for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge. This week we have a sketch/color challenge. You can do just the sketch or both, this week I did both. The colors are Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard and Crumb Cake and here is the sketch…

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You all know how I feel about flags… love them! The base of my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. For the background I stamped a piece of Crumb Cake with the Parlor Prints Background Stamp in Crumb Cake. The flagged piece is Bravo Burgundy and I embossed it with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The greeting is from the Amazing Family Stamp Set* and is stamped in Bravo Burgundy. The “ribbon” strip is More Mustard and I stamped it in More Mustard with the Travel Journal Builder Wheel. For the embellishment I used a Soda Pop Top* and stamped some images from the Collage Curios Stamp Set* in Crumb Cake and Bravo Burgundy. The image is punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch and adhered to the inside of the Soda Pop Top* with some Multipurpose Glue. I backed it with a piece of More Mustard that I cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies* and mounted them to each other with some Mini Glue Dots and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like the way that all of the elements coordinate together and give the card a slightly vintage look. I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Challenge. Don’t forget to submit your projects for me to see! Thank you so much for your time and I hope that you all have a fantastic day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard and Crumb Cake

Ink: Crumb Cake, More Mustard and Bravo Burgundy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Amazing Family* and Collage Curios* Clear Mount, Travel Journal Builder Wheel and Parlor Prints Wood Mount Background Stamp

Embellishments: Soda Pop Tops*

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies*, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Multipurpose Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2013 Spring Catalog (January 3, 2013)

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Travel Journal Wheel

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Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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Mitten Tulips Thanks CASE

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Is it Sunday already? Wow, yesterday just flew by! I had a nice time in the city and then I went to visit my friend Sandy and we crafted for a bit. I always have fun crafting with Sandy! Today’s post is a Thank You card that I made a little while ago for my friends Danielle and Anthony. I CASE’d the card from Stampin’ Success. They have some really neat ideas in there! The base of the card is Very Vanilla Card Stock cut to 5 1/2 x 7 and folded in half to make it note card size. I stamped the border along the bottom from the Make a Mitten Stamp Set in Gumball Green. The “tulips” are stamped from the same set in Primrose Petals and punched out with the Mitten Builder Punch. The strip of hearts is embossed with the Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder using some Summer Starfruit. I cut thin strips of Gumball Green for the Stems and the leaves are the thumbs from the Mitten Builder Punch too. The greeting is from the Wacky Wishes Host(ess) Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals. I really like the idea of using the Mitten Builder Punch to make the tulips, so clever. I hope that you liked today’s thank you card and thank you so much for coming by today. Have a great Sunday everyone! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green

Ink: Primrose Petals and Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Make a Mitten and Wacky Wishes (Host(ess)) Clear Mount

Tools: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Mitten Builder Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Mojo 263

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Morning peeps! I barely made it through Monday. I woke up late, poor Winston was sick and I have a cold. Boy was that ever a Monday! I hope I don’t have another one like that for a while! Now on to more fun stuff. Today’s post is for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. This week our sketch is provided by Julee Tilman…

My card starts off with a base of Early Espresso Card Stock. The Island Indigo square at the top is pierced around the edges with the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool along with the Pool Party piece that I punched out with the Curly Label Punch. I also pierced the Island Indigo Scallop Circle that I punch out with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. They are all adhered to the card with SNAIL. The strip of Very Vanilla across the middle is stamped in Island Indigo with the Very Vintage Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel. A strip of Early Espresso is flagged and adhered to the lover half of that piece. I punched out another scallop circle with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch in Pool Party. The greeting is from the Mixed Medley Host(ess) Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo. The larger scallop is adhered to the back and then they are both mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used a Naturals Designer Button tied with a piece of Linen Thread for my embellishment. I hope that you like this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card. Thank you for checking in with me today! Enjoy your Tuesday!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Pool Party and Island Indigo

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Mixed Medley Host(ess) Clear Mount and Very Vintage Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel

Embellishments: Naturals Designer Buttons and Linen Thread

Tools: Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Curly Label Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Indigo Limeade Woodgrain Preserved Thanks

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Hello everyone! How are we all doing this Sunday morning? It’s was beautiful here yesterday for most of the day. I had a nice day in Manhattan and went to dinner last night with my parents and my daughter. It’s very fall like and chilly here this morning. How is the weather by you today. Are you missing the summer already like I am?

Today’s post is a thank you card that I made Leigh for my bracelet that I got back on my birthday. The base of the card is Island Indigo Card Stock. A piece of Early Espresso Core’dinations Card Stock is embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and sanded with the Stampin’ Sanding System. The greeting is from the Friendship Preserves Stamp Set and is stamped in Raspberry Ripple and cut out with the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies. To back it, I cut out a piece of Lucky Limeade and pierced the edges using the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. I used the Stampin’ Spritzer to spritz some Early Espresso Ink on it and then faux stitched the piercing with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker. A piece of the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper is adhered to the card and a piece of Island Indigo 3/8″ Ruffled ribbon on top before I mounted the stamped image and backing to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love paper-piercing and probably use it a little more than I should but I think it gives that subtle extra that sometimes you need. I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla

Ink: Raspberry Ripple and Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Friendship Preserves Clear Mount

Specialty Card Stock: Early Espresso Core’dinations

Designer Series Paper: Orchard Harvest

Marker: Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker

Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Spritzer, Stampin’ Sanding System, Core’dinations Dust Buddy, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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It’s only October, but Stampin’ Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Get your FREE paper-piercing pack by purchasing the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper or the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Remember: the bundle gets you an additional 15 percent off the set and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. So many options!

Plum Rose Gumball Silhouettes Birthday

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Good morning and happy Friday before a three day weekend! I have a very nice evening with my friend Sandy last night. We had some delicious Greek food for dinner and then we converted Wheel Mount and Wood Mount Stamps to Clear Mount. I will definitely used my “Wheel” stamps a lot more now that it will be easier to ink them up!

I wanted to take a minute to than Lesley from Freshly Made Sketches. I have an awesome new badge as I am no longer a Perfect Princess but a Perfect Prince! I love playing along with all of the lovely ladies every week and I was proud to display my badge before but am even prouder now! Thank you again so very much!

Today’s post is an ensemble that I created for a friends birthday. It consists of a card, box and initial magnet. The card starts off with a base of Rose Red Card Stock. I stamped the images from Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set in Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Gumball Green on Whisper White. Before I mounted the stamped piece of Whisper White to the card I used Sticky Strip to adhere a piece of Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon across the middle. The greeting is from the Perfect Punches Stamp Set and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder, punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch and mounted to a piece of Wisteria Wonder that is punched out with the Decorative Label Punch and mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Some butterflies form the Beautiful Wings Embosslit in Wisteria Wonder and Rose Red complete the card.

Next up we have the box that I created using my Simply Scored and some Rose Red and Gumball Green Card Stock. I stamped an image from the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set in Perfect Plum twice across the middle. The paper bow is created using 1/2″ strips of Wisteria Wonder stamped with the happy birthday from the Family Reunion Stamp Set. I adhered a Vintage Faceted Designer Button with a Basic Jewels Rhinestone in the middle to the center of the bow. Another butterfly with some more Basic Jewels Rhinestones completes the box.

Finally we have the magnet. I purchased the magnet from a discount store. Some Whisper White Card Stock is stamped with another image from the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set in Gumball Green. The letter N is from the Lovely Letters Alphabet and is stamped in Perfect Plum, punched out with the 1″ Square Punch and mounted to a piece of Rose Red that I punched out with the Curly Label Punch and used the Essential Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool along each side. Some more butterflies finish off the magnet. For some added interest I also stamped the tissue paper with the Summer Silhouettes Stamp set in Rose Red and Wisteria Wonder.

My friend loved her birthday card and gift and I hope that you enjoyed it too! Thank you for swinging by today and I hope that your Friday is a good one.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder and Gumball Green

Ink: Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Perfect Punches and Family Reunion Clear Mount

Embellishments: Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, 1″ Square Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Curly Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Essential Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Eggplant Pool Congrats

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Good morning everyone. How was everyone’s day yesterday? I had the Bridal Shower and it rained here in the morning but stopped around 12:30 just in time for the shower to start. There were all kinds of good food and we had fun. Today I’m posting the card that I gave Erika. I wanted it to coordinate with invitations so I kept clean and simple. The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock that I stamped in Pool Party with the Distressed Dots Background Stamp. I cut a piece of Elegant Eggplant out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies and mounted it to the card with SNAIL. On top of that is a piece of Pool Party that I cut out with the Floral Frames Framelits Dies and embossed with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The main image is from the Love & Laughter Stamp Set and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant. I used my Paper Snips to cut it out and mounted it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Sweet Essentials Stamp Set and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and backed by a piece of Elegant Eggplant. It’s also mounted to the Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Love & Laughter stamp set has some great wedding images and I like the color combination of Elegant Eggplant and Pool Party. After the party I came home and started working on expanding my craft area so I don’t have to rearrange so much while I’m working. I’ll finish that up today and I can’t wait! I hope that enjoyed today’s card and thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant and Pool Party

Ink: Pool Party and Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Love & Laughter, Sweet Essentials Clear Mount and Distressed Dots Wood Mount Background Stamp

Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Floral Frames Framelits Dies, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

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Gray Primrose I Am… Affection Birthday

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Good morning and welcome to Saturday! What are all of you up to this weekend? I have the bridal shower today and a friend’s party tomorrow. I also have a ton of cards to make so I will be busy but in my favorite way! A few weeks ago it was my friend Danielle’s Birthday and here is what I made for her as a little gift set. The card and the box both use the Affection Collection Stamp Set, it is definitely one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog. The base of the card is Basic Gray that I stamped in Basic Gray with the Distressed Dots Background Stamp. I was unable to go to Convention this year but a very good friend of mine was lucky enough to go and gave me the Convention Stamp Set I Am… and I love it. That is where the main greeting for the card comes from and it is stamped in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies. A piece of Vellum cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits is placed behind it and mounted to the card with Stampin Dimensionals on top of a piece of Primrose Petals that I used the Essentials Paper -Piercing Pack on and flagged the ends. The you are is also from that set and is stamped in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies and mounted to a piece of Primrose Petals that is punched out with the Small Oval Punch. Two Basic Jewels Pearls on the top and bottom give a little bling. The Happy Birthday is from the From My Heart Stamp Set, stamped in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. A piece of Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon is placed behind it. The winged heart is from the Affection Collection Stamp Set and is again stamped in Primrose Petals and a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper punched out with the Small Heart Punch is adhered to the center with a Mini Glue Dot and a Stampin’ Dimensional holds it on the card.

Next up we have the box which is made using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. The top of the box starts with a piece of Whisper White that is cut out with the Floral Frames Framelits Dies and Embossed with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Next up is a piece of Primrose Petals that is cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and I used the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce the edge. On top of that is a rosette that is made using the Simply Scored from a piece of Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper. A piece of Vellum stamped with the celebrate banner from the Priority Mail Host(ess) Stamp Set in Basic Gray and Punched out with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch is placed under a duplicate of the wings from the card.

Finally we have the little initial magnet. I stamped some images from the Affection Collection Stamp Set in Basic Gray and Primrose Petals on Whisper White. The initial is from the Lovely Letters Alphabet Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals and punched out with the 1″ Square Punch. I punched a piece of Basic Gray out with the 1 1/4″ Square Punch to back it and adhered it to the Whisper White. It is all placed in a acrylic photo magnet. For a little extra coordination I stamped the tissue paper with coordinating stamps.

It seems to me like I tried to use as many different items as I could! I never really pay attention to the stuff I am using while I am creating the project but when I go to blog it I see all that I used. LOL! I hope that you enjoyed seeing Danielle’s Birthday gift set as much as did. Thank you very much for visiting and have a wonderful day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray and Primrose Petals

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Ink: Basic Gray and Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Affection Collection, From My Heart, Priority Mail (Host(ess)), Lovely Letters Alphabet and I Am… (Convention 2012) Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Howlstooth and Scaringbone

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer Paper

Embellishments: Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon and Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Floral Frames Framelits Dies, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Small Oval Punch, Small Heart Punch, 1″ Square Punch, 1 1/4″ Square Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Oval Punch, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

This month’s promotion is for the Howl-O-Ween Printer’s Tray Project. Earn this for FREE when you sign up to be a Demonstrator.

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