Cards- Thank You

Thanks a Watt

Today's card uses the Watts of Occasions stamp set.  The set centers on the light bulb. I think that I've mentioned before that my dad was an electrician.  Hence the purchase of this set.  I sure wish he was around to get a card using the set.  He might would get one like the card I have today.

Watts of Occasions card

We made this card in our last class and it is super simple.

The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4 from Crushed Curry card stock.  

The patterned paper is from the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  The 2 patterns are cut measuring 3 x 4.  That's a great measurement to use for a class.  You can get 12 pieces from one 12 x 12 sheet.

The patterned paper is adhered to a black layer measuring 3 1/8 x 4 1/8.  You'll need 2 of these, one for each pattern.

The light bulb is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Black on a piece of 2 x 3 Whisper White.

Tie some Basic Black Baker's Twine around this piece.  Use dimensionals to adhere it.

That's all there is to it!  In class we decided that we needed to sponge the inside of the light bulb with Crushed Curry ink.  Do you like it better?  We all did!

Watts of Occasions

Here's the inside of the card.

Watts Of Occasions inside

The sentiment on the inside comes from the stamp set Hello Friend.  We sponged this light bulb, too, but I don't have a picture of it.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #471 Grown with Love

The Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is a color challenge this week. We are using Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist.


I just got the new Grown with Love bundle and I thought it would be perfect for this card.  

CCMC #471 Grown with Love

Didn't it turn out cute!  Those colors are really pretty together.

  • The card base is Bermuda Bay measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3 3/4 x 5.
  • The Smoky Slate layer measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • Cut an oval from Whisper White using the Layering Ovals Framelits.
  • Stamp the pot from the Grown with Love set on white with Smoky Slate.  Using the Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Markers to color in the flower stamp.  Stamp it on Whisper White, too.  Cut these out using the Garden Grown Framelits Dies.  Adhere them both with dimensionals.
  • Add some Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon and a bow at the bottom.

CCMC #471 inside

The sentiment on the inside is from the stamp set Hello Friend.  It's the stamp set that goes with the Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit.  Color the stamp set again with Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.  Cut out with the framelit and then just trim it a little more to go inside the card.


Wouldn't you just love getting this card in the mail?  We will be making this card in my September classes.

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Southern Belles Swaps

I think I've mentioned before that I have a small local group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators  who meet once a month.  We are a great support for each other.  We always have a swap.  I shared my swap last Friday.  It's summer and our group was small last time.  It's so funny.  The other two both used Basic Black and Lemon Lime Twist.  I just love these colors together, but I haven't used them together yet.  With their permission, I'm sharing their cards today.

First, I have Kaye.  She is a part of my Luv 2 Create team.  Kaye wants me to give credit to Dawn Olchetske.  Kaye found her card on Pinterest and loved it.  I love it too!

Dawn Olchetske CASE

This card is just beautiful.  The card base is Lemon Lime Twist and also has a layer of Lemon Lime Twist measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  The stamp set used is Background Bits.  It's one of the Host Sets in the back of the catalog.  This card also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I had not seen the Basic Black 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon.  Let me tell you that it is gorgeous!  It's on my next order already.  Well, so is the Background Bits stamp set.

Tina made the next card.

Tina's Marbled card

Isn't this card just lovely?  Tina started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base.  The next layer is Basic Black measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  It's followed with a layer of Whisper White measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  The new background stamp Marbled was used for this layer. Ink it up in Lemon Lime Twist.  It's really pretty.  The Happy Birthday uses the Happy Birthday Thinlits in Basic Black.  It's so striking on the Lemon Lime Twist.

Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black

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A Daisy Delight Thank You

I know that many of you have been sad that the Daisy Punch has not been orderable.  As of yesterday, the punch and bundle are back in stock!  Of course, the fact that the punch sold out so quickly means that many of you have this punch.  The daisy is the focal point in this card that we made in class earlier this month.Daisy Delight stamp set

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
  • There is an Early Espresso layer measuring 3 3/4 x 5 and a Calypso Coral layer that measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  The Whisper White layer is 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • The thin strip of patterned paper measures 1/2 x 4 7/8.  It's from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.
  • If you want to save a little on paper, cut the circles for the tag from these layers before you adhere them together.  For the Early Espresso punch a 1 1/2 inch circle.  For the Calypso Coral, stamp the sentiment from Label Me Pretty in espresso and punch with the 1 3/8 circle punch.
  • Stamp the daisy on Whisper White card stock two times in Calypso Coral and punch it out with that wonderful Daisy Punch.  Curl the petals with your Bone Folder.  Off set the two flowers and adhere with a dimensional.  Adhere to the card with glue dots.  The center of the flower was stamped in Early Espresso. The solid stamp was stamped off and the detailed stamp full force.  I stamped this on scrap paper, cut it out, and glued it on.  It would be so much easier to just stamp it directly onto the daisy.  I think the effect is about the same.
  • The bee is from Dragonfly Dreams.  Stamp it in espresso, color the stripes with the So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker.  Color the wings with Wink of Stella.  You'll have to fussy cut the dragonfly and then adhere it with dimensionals, too.

Here's the inside of the card.  The daisy was stamped twice directly on the card stock. Off set it.  That's easy to do since the stamps are photopolymer.  The center is stamped directly on the flower just as we did above.  The saying here is also from Label Me Pretty.

Daisy Delight card inside (2)

This makes a great thank you card.  It's a lot of fun to make.  If you don't have the Daisy Punch, hopefully you won't have a long time to wait.

Daisy Delight card

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A Lovely Little Sneak Peek

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I get preorder some items from the brand new upcoming 2017-2018 annual catalog.  Of course I want to use those items as soon as I get them.  I know you can't get the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set yet, unless you are a demo, but you will be able to get it in about three weeks!  You could just go ahead and sign up.  Get in touch with me if you have questions.  Here is my card for today.

Lovely Inside & Out

If you have followed me in the past, you know that I send some shut ins from church and some others cards each month.  I realized yesterday that Mother's Day is almost here.  They, the shut ins, will be looking for a card.  I no longer have my mom, but I want to honor these moms.  Maybe it's a way to honor my mom, too.  I pulled out the stamp set Lovely Inside & Out for my card.  They are made on the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  This is a great card if you are making multiples.  Here are the details.

  • Stamp the flower in the middle of the note card in Pool Party.  Add a leaf in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • The Fresh Fig flower is stamped on Whisper White and punched out with the 1 1/2" circle punch.  The Powder Pink flower is also stamped on Whisper White and punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Stamp enough flowers for all of the cards you are making.
  • The leaves are stamped on Whisper White in Lemon Lime Twist and in Old Olive. You'll need twice as many olive leaves.  You will need to fussy cut the leaves, but they are so easy.  Here's a hint:  You don't need to cut the bottom of the leaf nicely.  It will be behind the flower.  I taped the leaves to the back of each flower.  Adhere the flowers and leaves to the card with dimensionals.
  • Most of my cards had Happy Mother's Day on them.  That sentiment came from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  Several others will be thank you cards.  That sentiment is also from Thoughtful Banners.  They are stamped in Fresh Fig.
  • Did you notice the little triangle?  That was the first time I ever noticed it.  It's in Thoughtful Banners.  My card needed a little something else.  This is where I might have brought out Gorgeous Grunge or something like that.  I decided to try the triangle and I like it!  They are stamped in Fresh Fig.

Lovely 3

So here is the inside of the card.  Everything is from Lovely Inside & Out except the little triangles.

Lovely 1

Here are both versions of the card.  Some will be sent to customers for online orders. I made 25 Mother's Day cards.  Now I just need to address and get them in the mail!

Lovely 4

These were fun to make, quick, easy, and cute!  I very seldom make a card without my trusty Big Shot, but this card only took punches!  

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