Flower Patch Fun

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I saw a card similar to this on a Facebook group that I belong to.  It used a non-Stampin’ Up! (is there even such a thing?) flower stamp and greeting.  It used different colors too but the concept was the same.

I first stamped the sentiment from Perfect Pennants on the Whisper White card stock.  Then I stamped the flower and stem from Flower Patch and cut them out using the Flower Fair Framelits.  I lined them up and stamped the greeting over them on a separate piece of paper.  Then all I had to do was line up the greetings.  Here is a close up:

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Make A Wish

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I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas yesterday and that all of you had all of your wishes granted.  My Christmas was wonderful, although I missed my youngest son, Zachary a lot.  He couldn’t be with us this year because he deployed.  I think it is the first Christmas he has not been here since he was born and it made me sad.

I made this card using the stamp sets called Perfect Pennants and Gorgeous Grunge.  The first time I saw Gorgeous Grunge I thought it was appropriate for road kill.  It looked like a lot of blood splatter.  Now I love it.  It is the perfect set to add a little color without going overboard.

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You Make Me Happy

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Stampin’ Up! has awesome Embossing Folders.  There are so many to choose from that I am sure anyone can find quite a few to love.  The Embossing Folder I used for this card is called Tiny Triangles (most of the names of these folders are pretty much explanatory! ). It is a new Embossing Folder in the Annual Catalog.

As you all know I am a Designer Series Paper hoarder.  I love Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper so much that I hate using it because it will be all gone.  My resolution this year was to stop this hoarding and start using it.  The background is from Back to Black Designer Series Paper.  All the sheets are black and white.  I love using black and white and then adding a splash of color as I did with this card.

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Perfect Pennants

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I need to be honest here.  I think this is the first time I have used the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder.  The sad part is it has been available for a couple of years at least.  I don’t know why I never used it before because it really is beautiful!  I love how it makes a border but you don’t have to just use it at the bottom of your card.

The banner is from the stamp set called Perfect Pennants and it was cut out with the Banner Framelits.  The ribbon is 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon in Daffodil Delight.  This is one of the ribbons that Buffy and I shared.  We each bought four different kinds of ribbon and then shared half of it with each other.  We have been doing this for a couple of years now and I love it.  You should try to find someone to do this with!  It will give you both a great variety of ribbon.

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Flower Shop Hello

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Are you tired of flowers yet?  I am not.  I love the flower sets and matching punches that Stampin’ Up! sells.  This particular card uses two of the matching sets.  The larger flower is from the stamp set called Flower Shop.  That set goes with the matching punch called Pansy Punch.   You can still buy both in a Bundle and save 15%.  The smaller flower is a stamp set from the Occasions Catalog called Petite Petals.  It also has a matching punch called Petite Petals and you can also buy both in a Bundle and save 15%

I also used the Framelits called Apothecary Accents and a Tea Lace Paper Doily for the background.  I enbossed the Strawberry Slush cardstock with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder and the “hello” stamp is from Perfect Pennants.

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Today is the last day for free shipping!  Take advantage of this while you can!

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Kaleidoscope Birthday

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I must be on a role for making masculine birthday cards.  Usually I have a really hard time making them but this month’s posts have been full of them.  If you need any more ideas for masculine cards just click on the Search button on the left side of my blog and choose Masculine Cards.

I made this card using the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper that is in the Occasions Catalog.  As a reminder, when things such as Designer Series Paper run, they will not be ordering any more so if you like this paper (or any paper) you should order it soon before it sells out.  The chevrons on the bottom of the card were made using the Chevron Border Punch.  The stamp set is from Perfect Pennants.  The punch and the stamp set are both in the Occasion Catalogs too.

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On Film

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This is another project we did at our monthly Club meeting.  It uses a set of Framelits called On Film.  It is a really fun set because it has all these shapes that are related to cameras and film.  There is a stamp set called Peachy Keen that you can purchase as a bundle with these Framelits and save 15% but they don’t exactly match.  The camera in the stamp set does not match the camera in the Framelit set.  There are a couple of ways around this.  One way is to do what I did for this card.  I inked up the actual Framelit itself with Coastal Cabana ink and then cut it out with my Big Shot.  Here is a close up of the camera so you can see it better.

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I used the Sale-a-bration Embossing Folder called Decorative Dots and the Designer Series Paper called Sweet Sorbet.  You can get both of these items fro FREE with a qualifying purchase!  You can also earn other FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase!  Get an extra $30 in Hostess Benefits with a $300 workshop (or order)!  Join my Stampin Up! family and get an extra $25 with your starter kit!

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Nautical Birthday Card

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Banners are big right now in the world of stamping.  You will see them everywhere.  The nice thing about banners is you can turn them sideways and they become flags.  The Banner Blast Stamp Set from the Sale-a-bration catalog makes perfect nautical flags if you turn them sideways.  The set has a matching punch which makes life so much easier because you don’t have to cut out each and every flag.  You can get these items for free with a qualifying purchase until the end of the month.  The punch is going to be in the next catalog but the stamp set is only available during Sale-a-bration.

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Make A Birthday Wish

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I made this card for a young boy who was turning 5.  I know most boys don’t care too much about birthday cards by themselves but when you put a little something in it, it becomes more interesting to them!  I do have to admit though, I used a lot of different stamp sets to make this card.  I couldn’t find one alone so I figured why not use multiple sets.

The stamp sets I used were all from Stampin Up!, of course!  A couple of sets are in the 2014 Occasions Catalog, one is in the Sale-a-bration Catalog and the other one is in the Annual Catalog.  The stars are from Banner Blast, a stamp set you can get for free with any $50 purchase.  The Make A Wish is from Perfect Pennants and the Celebrate is from Starburst Sayings.  Last but not least, the splatter is from Gorgeous Grunge.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time!  Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase!  Get an extra $30 in Hostess Benefits with a $300 workshop (or order)!  Join my Stampin Up! family and get an extra $25 with your starter kit!

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Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop

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Welcome to my first ever blog hop!  For those of you who do not know what a blog hop is, it is where a group of Stampin Up! demonstrators make projects based on a theme and the viewer goes from blog to blog to see everyone’s projects.  You probably just came from Jean’s amazing blog.  Her projects are always gorgeous!

Why the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop?  If you are a Stampin Up! demonstrator you have access to a forum called Stampin Connection where only demonstrators can enter.  On that forum is a thread called the Wacky Women’s Watercooler.  It is basically a thread where we talk about anything and everything (except business!).  The demonstrators who go there the most decided to do a blog hop a few months ago.  I could never participate because I was usually out of town on the dates they picked but this time I am home and here (although a little nervous!).

This hop’s theme is about the products in the Sale-a-bration and Occasions Catalogs.  The first card I made is a wedding card.  You could probably use it for just about any holiday or event (well maybe not a masculine birthday card).  Just change the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and it becomes whatever you want.  The card uses the Spiral Flower Originals Die that is in the Occasions Catalog.  It is so easy to make a flower using this die.  It is a Bigz die so you can cut up to 4 pieces of cardstock at a time.  I didn’t have a black brad so I decided to dip a brad from Antique Brads in Versamark and then Black Embossing Powder and heated it up with my Heat Tool.  The Designer Series Paper is called Modern Medley and is in the Annual Catalog.

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Here is a close up pictures of the flowers.

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The next project(s) I made used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch which is in the Occasion Catalog.  I actually saw this technique on Pinterest and fell in love with it.  I had to figure out how to make it but it wasn’t hard to do.  If you look closely, the “tag toppers” are all one piece with the card.  Of course, I decorated it differently then the card I saw, making it my own.  I actually made two of them, one has the tabs on the side and one has them in the middle.  Both cards use the Designer Series Paper in the Sale-a-bration Catalog called Sweet Sorbet. You can’t buy this paper but you can get it for free with a qualifying purchase.  I love the colors of this paper.  I used the stamp sets called Perfect Pennants and Chalk Talk for these cards.

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The last card I made uses the Sale-a-bration stamp set called Banner Blast and the matching Banner Punch.  You can not purchase these items right now but you can get them for free with a qualifying purchase.  The card also uses the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder that is also in the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  By the way, the Banner Punch and the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder will be available for purchase in the 2014/2015 Annual Catalog that comes out in June but you can only earn the Banner Blast Stamp Set through a qualifying purchase.  The Birthday Wishes stamp is from Four You.

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Well I hope you enjoyed my projects for the Blog Hop!  Now hop on over to Heidi’s blog to see her amazing projects!  If you get lost along the way you can click on one of these blog buttons.  The “Next” Button will take you to the next blog (Heidi’s).  The “Previous” button will take you back to Jean’s Blog and the Home Button will take you to the home web page where all the blogs and their addresses are listed.

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