Twin Bears Baby Card for SSINK

I received this adorable baby card in the mail from my Secret Sister (SACS2017) and wanted to CASE it!!  Unfortunately, I can’t tell you who made this cute card, because I haven’t figured out who she is yet!!  Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring Baby Cards.  Have you ever needed a card for a set of twins?  They’d love receiving this Twin Bear Card!

Here’s mine:

I can’t figure out how my Secret Sister made the little carts in her card!!  Anyone know?  I used Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, and the little bears fit nicely inside.  The bears are retiring!!  So sad!  Order them HERE before they’re gone!  And you’ll want the Bear Hugs Framelits, too!  Order them HERE!  They’re on SALE, by the way.

Another contest… first person to tell me what set the arrows come from (the ones on the cart) gets this card in the mail!  Woohoo!

Time to check out what the rest of the SSINK Design Team has made for Baby Cards!

SSINKIC#44 Eastern Beauty Meets Beautiful You

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a new challenge.  I was determined to use my new Eastern Palace Suite Products and I managed to pair them with a girl holding an umbrella.  Beautiful You.  Here’s what I came up with:

I wasn’t sure about the Eastern Palace Suite at first, but I’m a sucker for getting things early!!  The colors are fun & bright and the best thing is the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies!!  Don’t you love that cut-out circle!!  And I love the new InColor, Lemon Lime Twist!!

Also, this is sort of a new fun fold card.  I’ll give directions here:

  • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) 5 1/2 x 11, score at 4 1/4, then cut off 2 1/4
  • DSP for flap (5 1/4 X 1 3/4)
  • Front image:  Cardstock (4 1/4 X 3) & Very Vanilla (4 X 2 3/4)

Did you notice that gold border on the bottom?  Those are beautiful Gold Vinyl Stickers!

Can you help me come up with a name for this fun fold?!!  I’ll make a set of cards for the person who comes up with the name I choose!!  Just leave your comment below!

Time to head over to the SSINK page to see what the others have come up with for this challenge!

Masculine Graduation Card for Kylie’s International Blog Hop

I love a good challenge, and Kylie has one for us at the Kylie’s International Blog Highlight May 2017, where the theme is “Masculine” card.  I needed a  graduation card & really like the message this card sends!

Here’s what I came up with:

I love the colors of this card!  Soft Suede & Soft Sky, with a bit of Sahara Sand.  And the textures!

 

These sets are retiring and I’ll miss them!!  It’s always hard when Stampin’ Up! comes up with their RETIRING LIST!!  But I have to admit, I love the new catalog that will be available in June!

RETIRING ITEMS FROM THIS CARD:

Hurry & shop if you want any retiring items!!  Once they’re gone, that’s it!  You’ll find some great sales, too!  Hostess code this month is ZUQUTYX7.

Card Details

  • Stamps:  The Open Sea, Wherever You Go, Places You’ll Go
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Versamark (with White Embossing Powder)
  • Paper: Soft Suede (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4- then I cut off 1″ of the front), Soft Sky (5 1/4 X 3), Very Vanilla inside (5 1/4 X 3), By the Shore DSP (5 1/4 X 1)
  • Accessories:  Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Build It Framelits Dies, White Embossing Powder & Heat Tool

Thanks for spending time with me on my blog!  I’m entering this card into Kylie’s International Blog Hop, so please VOTE FOR ME HERE!

Hope you find a little adventure awaiting you today!

He Is Risen Banner for Easter

Allelujah!  Christ is risen!  Easter is the most important celebration for Christians and I wanted to make a banner to remind me and others in my home about this wonderful event!

It’s challenging for me to get a good photo of this project, but I hope you get the idea. Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper makes a pretty background for my banner.  I just added some coordinating cardstock, some Easter Stamps and butterfly punches.  Don’t you just love how all the Stampin’ Up! products coordinate so nicely!

Here’s a closer look:

Notice the sparkle on the cloth draped over the cross!  Wink of Stella!

Love the Butterflies Thinlits, especially with a Vellum butterfly on top!


The supplies for this project are listed at the bottom of this post.  Most of them are RETIRING PRODUCTS, so be sure to grab them now before they’re gone!!

Be sure and check out what the other SSINK Designers have made for this Easter Theme!

Floral Boutique Wishes for SSINKCS#44 April Sketch Challenge

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Design Team has a new Card Sketch Challenge SSINKCS#44 and we hope you’ll play along!

I pulled out the gorgeous Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper to come up with this card:

When I first saw this paper, I felt lukewarm towards it, probably because it only has Night of Navy & Whisper White.  I’m drawn to the colorful, mostly pastel Designer Series Papers.  But I finally bought a pack of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper with the corresponding stamp set, Floral Phrases, and now it’s probably my favorite!  It’s so beautiful & elegant!

Here’s a close up look at that flower.  Notice the light & dark in that stamp.

Have I sold you on it?  🙂 What’s your favorite Designer Series Paper?

Be sure and see what the other SSINK Design Team Members have made for this sketch.

Gift Card Holder to Celebrate SSINKCC#44

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a Color Challenge!  I usually go for pastels, so I always welcome a challenge that forces me to try new things.  These colors are very pretty together.  Cucumber Crush is leaving us, though!!    We’ll be changing In Colors very soon, so now’s the time to stock up on your paper, ink, & ink refills!

2015-2017 In Color 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock

CLICK HERE to see the 2015 – 2017 In Color Products!

I needed a gift card holder for a friend, so I started with Celebrations Duo Framelits.  Stamped little dots over the deep embossing and I really like the finished card!

Where have you seen that “you” before?  It’s from Work of Art!  The little dots are from that set also.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s opened:

See that Chevron Card?  Got that with my Stampin’ Up! Flex Points!  Pretty cool!  One of the many benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Work of Art
  • Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight
  • Paper:  Cucumber Crush (11 X 4 1/4, scored at 4 1/4 & 8 1/2), Chocolate Chip (4 1/8 X 4 1/8), Whisper White (4 X 4), In Color DSP Stack 2015 – 2017 4 X 2 1/4 & cut diagonally
  • Accessories:  Celebration Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Layering Circles Framelits Dies

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure & see what else the SSINK Team has done with this Color Challenge!

Easter Message for Global Design Project 080

This week the Global Design Project is CASING Louise Sharp.  I love participating in their challenges because they have great sketches and help me with a beginning idea.  Here’s what I came up with for this sketch:

What a beautiful image that is!  And I love the verse that goes with it.  I used the Banner Framelits in place of Louise’s tag.  And I have this set on loan from my friend, Marylou, and wanted to play with it more before returning it.  I think I just may need to get one of my own!  The pretty Designer Series Paper is Blooms & Bliss  I used watercolor pencils & an aquapainter to color the image.  Here’s a closer look so you can see the sparkle from Wink of Stella:

To make this card, just check my supply list at the bottom of this post.  Now, be sure to check out what other stampers have come up with for this sketch at the Global Design Project!

Make A Medallion Fun Fold

I received a swap from Mary Alice Bellis recently that convinced me to get the Make a Medallion stamp set!  You can’t really “purchase” that set- but it’s available for just 2 more weeks through Sale-A-Bration.  FREE with any $50 purchase!

Look at this Fun Fold!!  I’d never seen one like this & it’s pretty special!  Thanks, Mary Alice, for such a great idea!  She’s got a Marvelous blog, by the way!

This is 3-step stamping!  Simple to do.  All the images fit inside each other to make this beautiful design.  You’ll find lots of layers in this Fun Fold Card, with plenty of room to write your message.

This white page opens up, too!

Would you like to make this card?  There’s still lots of room in my March Cards, Etc. Classes!  3 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 25th at 11 am or again at 2 pm
  • Monday, March 27th at 10 am

If you’re an On-Line Customer and would like to make this card, place a $50 order on my site and select the Make a Medallion set for FREE.  I’ll send you the basics to make this card, cut & scored, along with directions!  You’ll just need to do the stamping.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, so you need to act fast to get this set!

Here’s another set that fits perfectly inside the Medallion:  Thoughtful Banners.Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

This set has everything!  I was thinking graduation when I made this:

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Carousel – GDP079

This week the Global Design Project Theme is Amusement Park.  There’s nothing that says Amusement Park more than the Carousel!  I remember dashing to get on the ride & choosing the prettiest horse to ride on!  Then waving to my people & feeling like a princess!

I couldn’t find a carousel picture, but here’s a couple of photos of Disneyworld with the girls…fun!!!

 

If I thought of it sooner, I would have done a teacup card!!  Malia!  How many times did you make Mom go on those teacups?!!  I’m dizzy just looking at it!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Carousel Birthday
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach & Wisteria Wonder
  • Paper:  Peekaboo Peach (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/2, & 3 X 4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Wisteria Wonder (5 1/8 X 3 7/8), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (5 1/8 X 1 3/4)
  • Accessories:  Enamel Shapes

Don’t you love those 2 colors together?!  And the enamel dots really add a lot!  The Carried Away Designer Series Paper is FREE with any $50 order while Sale-A-Bration is happening… ends March 31st.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great week!

 

 

Maui Big Shots! Fun Challenge

Just for fun, I sent out a few things to my downline, the Maui Big Shots!  Their assignment was to make something using these supplies:

The paper was from Serene Scenery DSP Stack.  They also used White Perfect Accents, Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack, & a circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  It’s amazing how different all the cards turned out!!

I have a very creative & fun team & we love getting together to stamp & share ideas!  I wish I would have taken a photo of the inside of Helen’s card…a huge bug-eating spider!  Beth should get extra credit because it looks like she’s the only one to use her paper clip!

Here’s what I came up with:

I paired Crumb Cake with Dapper Denim & added Crushed Curry & Cajun Craze.  The sentiment is from Layering Love.

Anyone interested in joining my team & becoming a “Maui Big Shot!” let me know!  If you sign up before this month ends, you’ll receive 2 FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE!  Most sign up to get the 20 – 25% discount.  But there are so many more benefits!  Friends, fun, & getting creative!

Leave us a comment about our cards!  I think they did a great job & love how different they all are!