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moving forward bike hello friend card

Stampin’ Up! Moving Forward

moving forward bike hello friend card This year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set is Moving Forward.  It’s our way of making a difference.  When you purchase this year’s exclusive stamp set, $3.00 is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

moving forward bike hello friend card detail

I love the crisp, playful designs and versitility of this set.  I used the wonderful patterns and colors – Tangerine Tango & Pacific Point – of the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper.  To get the zig zag pattern I used a 1″ strip of pattern paper run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die.

moving forward bike hello friend card straight

A thin strip of Tangerine Tango card stock, a great substitute for ribbon, was used for additional visual interest.

Available in wood-mount or clear-mount, order your Moving Forward Stamp Set today and make a difference.

Enjoy, Julie

Moving Forward Ronald McDonald House Charities Stamp Set Card Recipe: 
Stamps:  Moving Forward w-#126320 c-#126322
Ink:  Pacific Point #126951, Tangerine Tango #126946, Garden Green #
Paper:  International Bazaar Designer Series Paper #126920, Tangerine Tango #111349, Whisper White #100730
Extras:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die #120893, Brights Designer Buttons #119747, Baker’s Twine #124262, Pearl Basic Jewels  #119247, Word Window Punch #119857
reason to smile thank you card with butterfly

A Reason to Smile Thank You

reason to smile thank you card with butterfly

The Reason to Smile stamp set is only available during the month of july and it’s only $5 with a $50 product purchase (retail value $20.95).  It’s a spectacular set with some great floral images that I just love!

reason to smile thank you card detail

I created this card for a color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  The challenge was to use White, Olive and Navy.  I used the new Midnight Muse for the navy.   This great blue has become a go to color for me.  And a rhinestone in the middle of the butterfly is always the perfect touch.

reason to smile thank you card with embossed polka dots

To create this card I made a mask using the Labels Collection Framelit, then layered this on top of the Whisper White card stock and sponged the interior of the image.  Then I stamped the flowers first with Marina Mist for the fill in color and then with Midnight Muse for the flower outline.  After everything was stamped I removed the mask and ran the piece through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder.

Don’t forget to get the Reason to Smile stamp set today and enjoy these great floral images.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: exclusive Reason to Smile, Itty Bitty Banners wood-#126255 clear-#126257
Ink: Midnight Muse #126860, Marina Mist #126962, Old Olive #126953
Paper:  Whisper White #100730, Midnight Muse#126843
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Label Collection Framelits #125598, Bitty Banners Framelits #129267, Perfect Polka Dots Folder #117335, Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138, Stampin Dimensionals #104430, Stamping Sponges #101610
 
Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! MORE Blossoms

Where do you get your inspiration?  Have you ever used a card that you made previously to inspire a new creation?  I used this card  as a jumping off point for today’s Mixed Bunch card.

Aren’t these colors beautiful?  Wisteria Wonder, Peach Parfait and Pool Party – beautiful!  I love the soft colors and elegance of this card and it was surprisingly simple to make.

The Whisper White background is embossed with the Big Shot and Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder.  The blossoms were stamped tone on tone.  And aren’t the lovely pearls the perfect touch?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch #125537 clear-mount or #125535 wood-mount
Paper: # 100730 Whisper White cs, #122922 Wisteria Wonder card stock, #119794 Peach Parfait card stock, #122924 Pool Party card stock
Ink: #122936 Wisteria Wonder, #119783 Peach Parfait, #122938 Pool Party
Extras: #119247 Basic Pearls,  #125603 Blossom punch, #119868 3/4″ Circle Punch, #113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, #115963 Finial Press Texured Embossing Folder, #114319 Whisper White Organza Ribbon
 

Enjoy!  Julie

Summer Smooches!

Didn’t you love the designer paper featured in yesterday’s bright birds card?

It’s now available!

Summer Smooches Suite Products available April 1-30!

And check out this video of the Petite Purse Die!  (She mentions in the video that Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators had access to these products even earlier and at a discount!  Learn how you can join and receive these perks too!)

Here are some of my favorite products in the Summer Smooches Suite.  What are your favorite summer smooches products?  Click here to see them all!

Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Summer Smooches Digital Kit
Summer Smooches Petite Purse Die

Stampin’ Up! Summer Smooches with Colorful Birds

I loved these cute little birds and their fun cages the very first time I laid eyes on the Aviary stamp set!  This made it from my wish list  to my home thanks to my sister Kari, who gave it to me for my birthday!  (Yes, I have a wish list too!)  Kari is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator also.

The beautiful Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper inspired this bright, happy card made with the Aviary stamp set.

When using punches, you would stamp first and then punch it out looking through the punch ‘window’.  When using the Top Note Bigz Die, I cut my shape and then stamp the images.  It was easy to get good placement with the clear-mount stamps.  I stamped a sample on a scrap paper first to decide on my layout, then cut my shape and added the stamped images.

The middle bird cage was stamped first, then I masked the cage with a post-it note and stamped the stand so that it ended at the base of the cage.  (The stand is taller than I needed and would have stamped right through the cage.)

I wanted to add ribbon wrapped around the top note, but I didn’t want to cover the cages so I used an x-acto knife to slice a ribbon slot on either side of the image.  (I don’t know why the ribbon came out such a funky color in the photo.  It looks MUCH better in real life-I promise.)

And the final step is adding bling.  I generously added rhinestones to the cages.  Love it!!

 Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Aviary clear-mount, wood-mount
Paper: Whisper White cs, Pacific Point cs, Summer Smooches designer series paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry
Extras: Top Note Bigz Die, Rhinestones, Ribbon

Enjoy!
Julie