12 Days of Christmas in August: Day 1

» 16 August, 2012 » Cards, Christmas » 2,115 comments

Welcome to Day 1 of 12 Days of Christmas in August.  Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday, and I thought August would be the perfect time to show some great holiday projects.  After all, Christmas will be here before you know it.

I used the set First Christmas for the manger and star images. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the set More Merry Messages.

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Stamps: First Christmas- Wood #127988, Clear #127991, More Merry Messages- Wood #126400, Clear #126402

Inks: Midnight Muse #126860

Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, Midnight Muse #126843

Tools/Cardstock: Basic Rhinestones #119246, Dimensionals #104430

Freshly Made Sketch #48: Perfectly Preserved

» 16 August, 2012 » Big Shot, Cards, Freshly Made Sketches » 0 comments

Here is what I put together for this week’s Freshly Made Sketch.  I used the set Perfectly Preserved and Orchard Harvest DSP. I’m in love with the color combo in this dsp!  I also used the Cannery Set Framelits to cut the pear out.  Did you know that Stampin’ Up! offers this stamp set and the framelits as a bundle?  If you purchase them together you will save 15%.  Isn’t that awesome!

To check out more cute creations made with this sketch click here.

Thanks for stopping by, and check back in tomorrow for day 1 of 12 days of Christmas in August.

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Perfectly Preserved Bundle- Wood #129943, Clear #129944

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved- Wood #126690, Clear #126692

Inks: Island Indigo #126986, Early Espresso #126974, Lucky Limeade #126984

Card Stock: Island Indigo #122923, More Mustard #100946, Very Vanilla #101650, Early Espresso #119686, Orchard Harvest DSP #126895

Tools/Accessories: Dimensionals #104430, Cannery Set Framelits #127822, Square Lattice Impressions Folder #119976, Big Shot #113439

August Thank You Card

» 14 August, 2012 » Clean & Simple, Thank You » 0 comments

Today, I wanted to share my thank you card for August with you.  During August anyone who places an online order with me will receive this cute card in the mail.

I used the stamp set Papillon Potpourri for the butterfly images.  Made for You is the set used to stamp the sentiment.  Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, and Pool Party are the colors I used to make this card.

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Stamps: Papillon Potpourri- Wood #123757, Clear #123759, Made for You- Wood #126340, Clear #126342

Inks: Lucky Limeade #126984, Pool Party #126982, Early Espresso #126974

Card Stock: Pool Party #122924, Early Espresso #119686, Whisper White #100730

Tools/Accessories: Dimensionals #104430

Blooming with Kindness

» 23 July, 2012 » Big Shot, Birthday, Cards, Clean & Simple » 0 comments

My card today is one of the cards we will be making at my monthly card class in August. It uses the stamp set Blooming with Kindness.  When I first saw this set in the catalog, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t thrilled with it.  Of course, as soon as I started browsing Stampin’ Connection (an exclusive site for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators), I fell in love with it.  I embossed the midnight muse card stock with Perfect Polka Dots Folder, and the Very Vanilla cardstock was run through the Big Shot using the Oval Accents Die.

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Stamps: Blooming with Kindness- Clear #126422, Wood #126420

Inks: Midnight Muse #126860, Summer Starfruit #126991

Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, Midnight Muse #126843, Summer Starfruit #126839

Accessories/Tools: Oval Accents Die #127005, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Big Shot #113439, Dimensionals #104430, Brushed Bronze Button (Available August 1st in Holiday Catalog)

Freshly Made Sketch #44: Wonderfall

» 19 July, 2012 » Cards, Clean & Simple, Freshly Made Sketches, Thinking of You » 0 comments

Today’s card was made using the set Wonderfall.  This set is in the upcoming Holiday Catalog, and you can start ordering from it starting August 1st.  I just love this color combo, and how clean the sketch is.  If you want to check out what everyone created using this sketch click here. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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Stamps: Wonderfall- Clear #128087, Wood #128084 (Available August 1st), Sweet Essentials- Clear #126457, Wood #126455

Inks: Rich Razzleberry #126950, Island Indigo #126986, Early Espresso #126974

Card Stock: Early Espresso #119686, Whisper White #100730, Orchard Harvest DSP #126895 (Available August 1st)

Accessories/Tools: Naturals buttons #127554, Glue Dots #103683, Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262, Dimensionals #104430 

Reason to Smile Part 2

» 18 July, 2012 » Cards, Clean & Simple, Uncategorized » 0 comments

Here is another card using the Reason to Smile stamp set.  To find out more about how to get this exclusive set click here. This card is 3 3/4” x 5 1/2”.  I made it 1/2” smaller to allow for the flag to hang off the side of the card, and it will still fit in an envelope.

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Stamps: A Reason to Smile- Clear #131275, Wood #131274, Loving Thoughts- Clear #125845, Wood #125843

Inks: Midnight Muse #126860, Summer Starfruit #126991

Card Stock: Very Vanilla #101650, Midnight Muse #126843, Crumb Cake #120953, Pool Party #122924

Accessories/Tools: Full Heart Punch #113693, Polks Dot Embossing Folder #117335

A Reason to Smile Part 1

» 17 July, 2012 » Clean & Simple, Thank You » 0 comments

Today’s project is a 3×3 love note  featuring  the stamp set A Reason to Smile.  I just love how quickly this card came together. It seriously took less than five minutes from start to finish.

If you like this stamp set you should head on over here to place an order. When you spend $50 you can get this set for only $5! Isn’t that great. You won’t be automatically prompted to enter the $5 Item Number for a qualifying purchase, so make sure you enter one of the following codes: Clear #131275, Wood #131274

Have a great day, and come back tomorrow to see another project using this set.

Stamps: A Reason to Smile- Clear #131275, Wood #131274, Made for You- Clear #126342, Wood #126340

Inks: Melon Mambo #126948, Gumball Green #126861

Card Stock: Melon Mambo #115320, Gumball Green #126840, Whisper White #100730

Accesories/Tools: Dimensionals #104430, Basic Rhinestones #119246

Freshly Made Sketch #43: Tricky Treats

» 14 July, 2012 » Cards, Freshly Made Sketches, Halloween » 0 comments

Freshly Made Sketch 43Tricky Treats Card

Today’s card was made using the stamp set Tricky Treats.  I was so excited to get my hands on this set when my order came this week.  When I sat down to make a card using this week’s Freshly Made Sketch, I just knew I had to play with this set.  I really like how it turned out, and I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Stamps: Tricky Treats – Wood #126325, Clear #126327

Ink: Tangerine Tango #126946

Cardstock: Basic Grey #121044, Basic Black #121045, Tangerine Tango #111349, Whisper White #100730, Neutrals DSP Stack #117157

Tools/Accessories: Houndstooth Folder #123134, Basic Rhinestones #119246, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack #126187, Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199, Big Shot Die Cut Machine #113439, Dimensionals #104430, Striped Ribbon (preview from Holiday Mini/ Available for order August 1st) #127837