20. March 2016 · Comments Off on Timeless Treasure! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

This was one of the cards that we put together at our Friday evening Club.  I chose Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride on Whisper White card stock and the stamp sets were, First Sight, page 36 and Timeless Textures, page 29 of the OC.  I used the DSP from Soft Subtles for the background.  The flowers were punched out with a punch from the set Itty Bitty Accents punches, page 166 of the AC.
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19. March 2016 · Comments Off on More Birthdays! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

I created this card with Balloon Celebration, page 12 that comes with a matching Balloon Bouquet Punch, page 13.  This is another set that you can save 15% by buying the bundle.  The set comes with 28 Stamps so you can certainly create a ton of cards with this set.  I love a set that contains both images and sentiments.
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12. March 2016 · Comments Off on More Birthdays! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , ,

I used the Embossing Folder, Confetti Texture, page 5 of the OC and the sentiment is from the set, Endless Birthday Wishes, page 6 of the AC.  The DSP is from the Paper Stack on page 5, OC,  It’s my Party!  The balloons are punched out with the Balloon Bouquet punch found on page 13 of the OC.
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09. March 2016 · Comments Off on bringing birthdays back · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

I borrowed this set, Party Wishes, page 5 OC, from my daughter Maureen (Mo).  It was one of those sets that I said I didn’t need when the new OC came out.  Again, was I wrong!  This set is so awesome!  I have made many cards with it and I keep telling myself why don’t I just go ahead and buy it.  She purchased the stack of DSP, It’s my Party, page 5, which I did not purchase, another bummer!  However, she is so kind to let me use as much as I want of hers.  I can’t stop making cards with this bundle.  The three Party Punch pack that matches the set is the BOMB!   Watch for more to come on this great set.

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13. February 2016 · Comments Off on Sale-A-Bration Set · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

Honeycomb Happiness, page 15 of the SAB Catalog.  I also used the fantastic Balloon punch, page 13 OC.  I used the Wink of Stella glitter brush, page 24 of the OC, on the balloons.
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29. January 2016 · Comments Off on Sunburst Card · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

I created this card using the Sunburst Thinlits Die, page 25 of the OC.    In addition, I used the Metalic Sequin Assortment, page 160 of the AC. The stamps are from the set Ray of Sunshine, page 78 of the AC.  I chose So Saffron for the sunburst.
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28. January 2016 · Comments Off on Lots of Bling! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

I used the Balloon Bouquet punch on this card, page 13 in the OC.  I used the DSP Perfectly Artistic, page 19 of the SAB catty.  Sponged the balloons with Bermuda Bay ink and frayed the beautiful Pool Party Glitter ribbon, page 9 of the OC.  I used the Little letters thinlits dies, page 172 AC, on Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper.
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04. October 2015 · Comments Off on More variations of Paper Pumpkin · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , , , ,

More images and sentiments from September’s PP.  Again I used the Happy Haunting DSP, page 47 of the HC and candy dots, page 161 from the AC.  In addition I used the tea lace doilies, page 148 AC and sponged it with Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive ink refills on a baby wipe.  That is also what I used to stamp the images.  I used some left over raffia from the kit.
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19. September 2015 · Comments Off on Acorns Thanksgiving card · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

I love this paper, Happy Haunting DSP, page 47.  I used Tangelo Twist and Basic Black Archival ink.  I embellished the sentiment with the ribbon, Tangelo Twist page 159 in the AC, and Gold Cording trim on page 24 of the HC.  The sentiment is from a set carried over from last year, For all things, page 87 of the AC.  The acorns were punched out with the Acorn builder punch, page 45 of the HC.
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13. September 2015 · Comments Off on Swap at Downline/ Sideline Meeting · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

We all had to design something from the new Holiday catalog to swap at today’s meeting.  This is my swap.  I chose the Acorn Builder Punch, page 45, with the corrugated paper and I used Crystal Effects on the Top of the acorns.  The sentiment is from the lovely Hostess Set in the HC, called Six Sayings.  I also used the Happy Haunting Washi tape, page 47.
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19. August 2015 · Comments Off on Wild about Flowers · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

I love this set because it has sentiments you don’t always see.  This set an be found on page 74 of the AC.  It is considered two-step stamping, and because it is photopolymer, you can hit the placement smack on the nose.  This is a set that I consider Clean and Simple (CAS).  I did use the butterfly from Butterfly Basics, page 124,  and cut it out with our Bitty butterfly punch, page 166.
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12. August 2015 · Comments Off on Masculine card · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

This image is from the set The Wilderness Awaits, page 86.  You know how I am always saying there are no mistakes in stamping?  Well when I put this card together, I left a halo on the top of the sentiment and it looked messy.  So I stamped it on another scrap piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the Decorative Label punch, page166.  Now seriously, if I didn’t tell you, would you have guessed I screwed up?  That’s what I love about stamping, you can always fix a screw up.  I used a monochromatic style on this card and I think it makes a great card for a special man.
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02. August 2015 · Comments Off on Vintage Leaves · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , , ,

This set Vintage Leaves has framelits to go with it.  You can find it on page 88 of the AC.  On this card I used watercolor paper for the leaves.  I found it works the best with this stamp set although you could use regular paper.  I just like the texture of the water color paper.  The colors I used were Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist and Real Red.  The sentiment is from Trust God, page 24.  In addition, I used the corrugated paper for the background.
Best buy is the bundle where you get 15% off regular price if you buy both framelits and the stamp set.
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28. July 2015 · Comments Off on Spread the Love! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

I got the idea for this card from Paper Crafters Library and changed it around a bit!  I used the Washi Tape, Cherry on Top, page 157.  I punched out the scoops of Ice cream from Watermelon Wonder card stock, with the awesome Tree Builder punch, page 167.  The stamp set is from Sprinkles of Life found on back inside cover of the AC.  It is our Ronald McDonald set and the charity gets $3 from every set sold.  To date SU has contributed over $1,000,000 to RHMC.
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24. July 2015 · Comments Off on Pretty Petals · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

One of my favorite items in the new AC are the 6″ X 6″ paper stack DSP, page 144.  I love how you can mix up all the different papers and have them match to all our embellishments and stamp sets.  I used the Gold foil paper, page 149 and our lovely new Corrugated paper, same page.  In addition, new this year is our new Metallic thread, page 159.
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25. June 2015 · Comments Off on Rainbow Greeting! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

This set, Work of Art, carried over from last year and it is one of my favs.  I used the Bitty Butterfly punch and cut out one each in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush and Pacific Point.  The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes, page 6.  I used both Whisper White card stock, regular and heavy.  Just love our new white heavy CS for card bases.  It is the best!

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12. June 2015 · Comments Off on Club card · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

This is one of the cards we will be making tonight at our Friday night Hostess club.  I used the New Ronald McDonald set (last page of the new AC) called Sprinkles of Life.  It has a matching punch and is called the tree builder punch, new this year and can be found on 167.  I used the colors Chocolate Chip and Mint Macaron.  In addition, I used the new Embossing Folder, Elegant Dots, page 174 for the sprinkles.  Hope you like it!
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10. June 2015 · Comments Off on Bohemian · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

Can’t get enough of this Bohemian DSP.  It is so cool!  Here I used the Bohemian WAshi Tape to create the candles and used the Bird Builder wing from the punch for the flames.  Backed it with the DSP.  Colors are Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Delightful Dijon.  Sentiment is from Boys will be Boys.
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27. May 2015 · Comments Off on My swap! · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

This is my swap for our Carolina Girls Get together.  I used the new stamp set, You’re so Sweet (to be released with the new catalog on June 2nd), along with the set Butterfly Basics page 26 of the OC.  BTW, this set will carry over to the new catalog.  WOOT WOOT! I used some of the new Bohemian DSP for the banners and the colors, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Crushed Curry.  Hope you like it!
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21. May 2015 · Comments Off on Another RMHC card · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

I am really going to get a lot of use out of this set, especially with the matching Tree punch.  Yes you got it right, the punch is the Tree Builder Punch, which means you can also make trees with the punch, also from the RMHC set.  Oh the possibilities!
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17. May 2015 · Comments Off on Petal Potpourri · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

This set can be found on page 23 of the OC with the matching Flower Medallion punch.  You can buy this as a bundle and get 15% discount.  I used the 1/2″ circle punch to cut out the centers.  The sentiment is from the set, Build a bouquet, page 29 in the OC.  The other set that I used is a border image, Dotty Angles, found on page 98 in the AC.
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16. May 2015 · Comments Off on Ronald MacDonald House set · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

The ice cream cones is from the set selected for Ronald McD house this year.  It is super fantastic!  I have no doubt in my mind that everyone who sees this set will buy it and probably make it the highest donation ever, for this charity.  SU gives $3 for each RMHC stamp set that is purchased.  You will find this on the back cover of the new catalog beginning June 2nd.  It even has a matching punch.  The other set used is the Banner Banter found on page 111 of the AC.

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15. May 2015 · Comments Off on More of the new stuff · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , ,

This DSP is called Bohemian and the background is embossed with a new folder called Boho Chic.  You will be able to purchase this in the new catalog.  However, the sentiment is from a stamp set in the Annual Catalog which is being carried over to the new one.  It is called Ray of Sunshine.
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11. May 2015 · Comments Off on Guy Greetings · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

I got the idea for this card from one of the Artisan Design team members, although her name slips my mind right now.  I changed it up a bit and I used the Birthday Bash Washi sheets, page 11 in the OC for the background base card.  The other DSP that I used is from the very masculine series, Adventure Bound paper stack, found on page 40 in the OC.  I know that it will retire so if you want some great masculine papers, this will do it.  Stamp set is Guy Greetings, page 41.
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09. May 2015 · Comments Off on Hostess set · Categories: Cards · Tags: , , , ,

This set, Hello There, page 237, in the AC, will soon be gone.  It’s funny that I didn’t see this set before now.  I just noticed it and realized I have never used it.  I love the font and wish we carried more of this font type.  This is one of those sets where you make a very simple card look like it took a long time to create,  I used Hello Honey In color.  Hope you like it.
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