Swaps to Share, Day 2

On Wednesday, I started sharing some of the swap cards I got at the NC Demo Quarterly.  If you want to see the cards using the Daisy Delight Bundle, go here.

Today I'm going to start off by sharing some cards made using the Colorful Seasons Bundle.  Here we go!

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This card was made by Pamela Smith.  Do you see the cat from the stamp set Sitting Here on the chair?  Pamela says she free handed the hat.  So pretty!

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The chair, the chair, the chair.  It's a must have.  Everyone loves the chair.  This card was made by Karel Standish.  That's the new Powder Pink.

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This card was made by Martinette Horner.  I love the branch and flowers paired with the Color Theory Designer Series Paper stack.

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Debbie Michael made this stunning card.  I love those detailed leaves, too.  The patterned paper is from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack.

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Tina Lesson, another travel buddy, made this card.  I just love blue and green together.  This ribbon is the Stitched-Edge Ribbon in Pacific Point.

So there are five great ways to use the Colorful Seasons bundle.  The possibilities are endless with this bundle.  Just think of all the fall and winter cards you can make.

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Stampin' Up! has come up with a great new bundle called the Birthday Delivery Bundle.  There is the Birthday Delivery stamp set, the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies, and the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper as part of the bundle.  The framelits not only fit the stamps, but the images on the designer paper.  This card was made by Lisa Pressley.  I just love it.

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Now, look at how Beth Queen paired the Birthday Delivery stamp set with the This Little Piggy stamp set.  What an imagination!  I think I also spy some of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  Hey, I just talked with Beth.  She actually used the Hardwood background stamp for her fence.  She cut it in 1/4 inch strips.  Thanks, Beth.

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Marianne Webb paired the This Little Piggy stamp set wit the Daisy Punch.  We missed Marianne at the meeting, but she sent her swaps.  Family must come first!  I'm getting this pig set.  I must have it!

Those are the cards I'm sharing today.  I'll finish up next week.  Thanks to all for such great cards.  It makes it so hard to wait for the new catalog.  There's not a lot in the product list.  Everything will be available June 1!



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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #459 and Baby Bear

Thursday again!  And so we have the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #459.  This week we had a sketch to follow.


As soon as I saw the doily in the sketch, I knew I had to use the new Eastern medallion framelits.  Here is my card.

CCMC#459 Baby Bear

Just to be honest, this is the first card I've made with the Baby Bear stamp set.  I've had it a long time, but I just couldn't make the layers match.  It's a triple stamp set. Then recently Connie Stewart had a blog post about using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig with this stamp set. Duh!  It has opened a whole new world for me.  I will use this stamp set!  Thanks, Connie.

I have another reason to use Baby Bear.  My niece Alison told us all at Easter that she is expecting her first in October.  I wanted to send a congrats card to Alison and DJ. can you tell it's going to be a boy!

Here are the details of the card.

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Dapper Denim layer measures 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.
  • The patterned paper is the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  One side has a crackle effect.  That's what I used and it's cut at 3 x 4 1/4.
  • The doily is cut from the same patterned paper pack.  It's a contrasting piece of crackle paper.  I used the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies.  I cut this using 3 of the dies one inside the other.
  • The banner is from the same paper pack.  This piece has an ombre effect.  It measures 7/8 x 5 1/4.  Notch the end.
  • The bear is stamped on Whisper White.  First use Crumb Cake for the most solid stamp.  Then use Soft Suede for the middle layer.  Finally use Early Espresso for the last layer.  It's the one that is the least solid.  As I said, use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for this.  You will have to fussy cut the bear.
  • Use Dapper Denim for the bow.  Stamp off for the solid image.  For the more detailed image use the color as is.  Again, I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  Fussy cut the bow, too.  Adhere with a dimensional.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Dapper Denim on Whisper White.  Cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Adhere with dimensionals.

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The sentiment on the inside is from Sunshine Sayings and the image is from Moon Baby.

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Now, I need to address and mail this card.  I'm excited to become a great aunt again!  (My sister's first grandchild!)

Now that you know how to stamp this bear easily, you are going to want it.  Check out the product list below.  Click to go to my store.

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Swaps to Share, Day 1

The North Carolina Demo group had one of our Quarterlies this past weekend.  It was so much fun!  What could be better than a room full of friends that love what you love, projects to make, hugging, laughing, prize patrol, swaps, and food and snacks. We had it all and more.  It's so good to see old friends and to make new ones.  North Carolina is truly a fortunate state to live in if you are a Stampin' Up! Demo.  I shared my swap card on Monday.  You can see it here.  Today I'm sharing some of the swaps I received.  Today's cards all feature the Daisy Delight stamp set, the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, and the Daisy Punch.  The stamp set and punch will be available as a bundle.  All of this will be in the new catalog that goes live on June 1.  So here we go!  Enjoy!  Some will be originals and some will be CASEs from Pinterest.

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This card was made by Katie Spencer. This also shows the Double-Stitched Ribbon in Daffodil Delight.  So pretty.

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This card was made by Kaye Owenby.  She is my downline and travel buddy!  I am loving the Daisy Punch!

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This card was made by Robyn McClanahan.  I love the use of the new Pretty Label Punch and the Clear Faceted Gems.

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Notice the beautiful patterned paper on some of these cards.  It's the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  This lovely card was made by Toni Campana.

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This sheet of daisies makes me think of my wedding way back in 1975.  Melissa Kerman made this card.  Yes, that's new ribbon.  It's the Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon.

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I just love the color combination in this card.  This daisy is the new Berry Burst color. Love it!  You can also see the Gold Faceted Gems.  Debra Byrd made this card.

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This is one of those fancy folds cards.  The Berry Burst piece actually closes the card by fitting under the daisy.  Here's the inside.

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This card was made by Juliet Meyer.

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The daisy on this card is first stamped and then has two other layers of daisy.  It's so pretty.  This certainly shows some of the other stamps in this set.  Gale Presnell made this great card.

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Look at this designer paper.  Isn't it gorgeous!  This card was made by Tamra Davis.

So there you have it.  You have 9 fantastic cards made with the Daisy Delight bundle and the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  I hope you have it on your must have list!  You know you want it!  Thanks for stopping by.  I'll have more swaps to show on Friday.  Tomorrow is the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

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NC Quarterly Swap and Sneak Peek

This past weekend the NC Stampin' Up! Demo group met for one of its famous Quarterlies.  This one was held at the Haw River State Park.  Wow!  So beautiful and peaceful.  It's so good to meet up with new friends, visit, swap, stamp, and there was maybe a lot of laughter.  I really look forward to these get togethers.  Let me thank Karen Culler and her group for a great time.  It was a lot of hard work for you and we all appreciate it!

As I mentioned swapping is a big part of our meetings.  I took part in the full card, new stuff card swap.  Later in the week, I'll be sharing some of the swaps I received. They are fantastic!  NC has a LOT of talented people!  That's for sure.  Today I'll be sharing the swap card that I made.  First of all, this card was a lot of work.  I probably would not use it for a swap.  I had to make 31 of these!  It's not difficult, but there is a lot of Big Shot cutting.

Colorful Seasons & Lovely Inside & Out

  • Start with a card base of Dapper Denim.  It's cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • Each card has 3 leaves cut from Tranquil Tide.  There is a solid layer and the intricate layer.  I glued them together.  I'll just be honest and tell you I used the 2 Way Glue Pen that is no longer available.  I love that pen!  I wish I had hoarded them!  In my product list, I'll put the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

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  • The banner is cut from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper.  You can get it now if you purchase the Eastern Palace Starter bundle or the Eastern Palace Premier bundle.  Details will be in the product list.  Cut the paper 1 1/4 x 4. Notch the end.
  • You'll also need to cut a Very Vanilla circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
  • Using the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies cut out the hugs in Dapper Denim.  Snip it out of the circle.  Hint:  since you are only using the word, use scraps that fit that. Adhere the word to the vanilla circle.
  • The stamped words are from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set.  Stamp on vanilla scrap in denim.  Snip around them.
  • You are ready to assemble your parts.  Finish off with a Linen Thread bow.

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The sentiment on the in side of the card is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  For the leaf, stamp off the solid leaf (Tranquil Tide) and stamp the veined image full strength.

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This is a great card for anyone.  Wouldn't you like to get a hug in the mail?  I know I would.  Thanks for coming by today.  

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Paisleys, Oh How I Love Paisleys

I love paisleys.  To prove it, here is a picture of the rug in our family area.


We remodeled our home probably about 8 years ago.  This is the rug I bought.  I loved it then and I still love it now!  You could say that today's card was inspired by the rug.  Here it is!

Paisleys & Posies and the new In Colors

This card was also inspired by the new In Colors Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide and a little of the Eastern Palace Suite.  Here are all the details.

  • The base of the card is the lovely Tranquil Tide.  You might have noticed that I keep using the Tide and Fresh Fig together.  They just seem so regal.  The measurements are 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Fresh Fig layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Here's a hint.  Cut out the pieces from the center of this paper using the Paisleys Framelits before you adhere.  You'll save paper just in case you are interested.
  • The next layer is Very Vanilla measuring 3 3/4 x 5.
  • The patterned paper is from the Eastern Palace Suite.  You can get it now in a bundle.  Otherwise, you will have to wait until June!  The piece at the bottom measures 2 x 3 3/4 and the thin piece is 5/8 x 3 3/4.
  • It's a little hard to see, but the sentiment is from Window Shopping.  Rub with the Embossing Buddy and stamp on the thin piece with Versamark, added gold embossing powder, and heated to melt.

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  • Cut more paisley pieces out of Tranquil Tide.  Adhere the pieces to the top 2/3 of the vanilla.
  • Add the larger patterned paper to the bottom of the card.  Then add the thin piece with the sentiment.
  • Add a bow 1/4 inch Natural Trim with glue dots.

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There are more cut outs on the inside of the card.  The saying is from Paisleys & Posies.

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I am in love with the new In Colors.  Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig just might be my favorites.

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