Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed, Beautiful Bunch, Everything Eleanor

Fourteen and a half years ago, we built the house we are living in.  I love our house.  When we bought it, someone had half finished it.  They had constructed all the outside walls but it was all 2 x 4’s on the inside.  Although it was stressful, as building always is, it was a lot of fun.  There is a downside to this though.  When you build a house, you buy all new appliances at the same time.  Well guess what?  All those new appliances start to break down at the same time!  In the past year we have had to replace the dryer and the washer.  Our dishwasher is on it’s last legs (we actually have to almost wash the dishes before using it).

Today, our new dryer, wasn’t working properly so we called the repairman.  Thankfully it is still covered under warranty.  He figured out what was wrong, and of course has to order parts.  As he was walking out the door, he jumped about a foot off the ground and said “did you hear that?”.  “What?” I replied.  “Your refrigerator made an awful noise.  That means the compressor is going to go out any day now.  I would be shopping for new refrigerators if I were you!”  Sigh.

Anyway, I made this card using the Designer Series Paper called Something Borrowed.  It is in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  I love it because every design uses Sahara Sand.  Sahara Sand goes with EVERYTHING!  In this case, I used it with Blushing Bride.

Wish me luck with refrigerator shopping!

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Flowering Flourishes


I had an old boss (well she wasn’t old, she is a former boss) who was the most selfish, dishonest and mean spirited woman I ever met.  She loved purple.  She wore purple clothes, purple shoes and even her glasses were purple.  As you can imagine, I began to really dislike the color purple.  I refused to wear anything that color.  Well, I now I am beginning to like it.  Actually, I like it a lot and I think you are going to see more purple cards from me.  I promise, I won’t overdo it though.

The flourish in the background of this card is from Flowering Flourishes.  It comes with a set of three different flourishes in three different sizes.  The one I used is the largest. I then used the flowers from Petite Petals and punched them out using the Petite Petals Punch.  You can buy both of these items as a Bundle and save 15%

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Petite Petals Framed


Here is another card using the stamp set called Petite Petals from the Stampin Up! Occasions Catalog.  It has a matching punch also called Petite Petals Punch and you can save 15% if you buy them both in a Bundle.  I made the frame on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock using an embossing folder called Designer Frames.  You get two folders in this set.  One is the rectangle frame that I used and the other is oval shaped frame.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Petite Pairs and is in the Annual Catalog.  I like the simplicity of the white on white on this card.  It makes the colors pop out.


Peekaboo Frame Thanks


I got the idea for this card when I went to the Stampin Up! Convention in July in Salt Lake City.  Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin Up! made a card like this and showed it to us at one of the General Sessions.  I don’t have a picture to share of her card because I lost all my photos I took from Convention, so I just made one using the products I have on hand.   When you pull the ribbon on the tag it pulls open the door and shows a hidden message.


To make the window you just use the Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die.  It cuts out the frame and window section for you.  I just attached the tag that you pull on the edge of the window using Sticky Strip.

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The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Day 6


Welcome the the sixth day of The Twelve Days Of Christmas Series.  I hope you are enjoying seeing all the different Christmas Cards you can make quickly and easily.

This card uses the stamp set called Serene Silhouettes.  The greeting is from the set called Petite Pairs.  All you need to do to make this card is use your Real Red Marker to color the birds.  Then use your Early Expresso Marker to color the branches.  Huff on your stamp and stamp it on Whisper White card stock.  Then stamp your greeting in Real Red and put your card together.  It can’t get much simpler than that!  Easy!

Freshly Made Sketches – Festive Flurry

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Here is my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.  I used the stamp set called Festive Flurry that has matching Framelits also called Festive Flurry.  If you buy both in a Bundle you can save 15%.  The set has four very large snowflakes that are so easy to cut out with the Framelits.  There is no poking little pieces out which is one of the things I love about this set.

In the middle of the snowflake I put an embellishments called Frosted Finishes.  These are really so beautiful in real life and it is hard to see just how sparkly they are in a picture.  They are absolutely gorgeous.

Here is the Freshly Made Sketch:




Tag A Bag Accessory Kit


On pages 158 – 159 of the Stampin Up! Annual Catalog they are featuring the Tag A Bag System.  It includes bags, boxes and, of course, tags.  In a previous post, I showed you the box I made from the Make ‘N Take at the Stampin Up! Convention (Click HERE is see this post).  These kits are perfect for gift giving but the Tag A Bag Accessory Kit can also be used to make cards.  It comes with 10 large tags, 10 medium builder tags, mini clothespins, Bakers Twine (in Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay & Tangerine Tango), Adhesive strips (which I used to make the diagonals on the card above) all for just $7.95.  Of course, if you Bundle it with the bags or Bundle it with the boxes you can save money!

Quick & Easy Christmas Ornament

This can be used as an ornament on your Christmas tree or as a package tag.  It uses the stamp set called Daydream Medallions and the Framelits called Floral Frames.  The Merry Christmas came from the set called Petite Pairs.  It is a great set and can be used for almost any occasion.   All you need to do is stamp and cut using your Big Shot.  Very easy and quick!

Christmas Ornament or Package Tag

Third Card in Our Stamp-A-Stack

The third card we made uses Betsy’s Blossoms Stamp Set and the matching wheel called Betsy’s Blooms.  The greeting was from Petite Pairs.  The colors were Sahara Sand, Midnight Muse and Gumball Green.  I like the way the Gumball Green pops out.

Betsy’s Blossoms

Fun Trifold Card

We did this card at our monthly Club meeting last night.  It is a “fun fold” trifold card (that is a mouthful!).  Here is the front of the card:

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This is the inside of the Card:

This is the inside view













Here is the sideways view


This is the side view











This card is very easy to make.  Take a piece of 4.5 x 11 inch card stock (we used Lucky Limeade).  Score it at 2 5/8″ and again at 6 7/8″.  Stamp your white piece of paper (2.5 x 4).  We used the stamp set called Gently Falling (one of my favorite sets) in Lucky Limeade and Riding Hood Red.  Adhere to the shorter end of the card stock.  Take a 1 3/8 inch circle punch and punch out the circle at the top.

Punching a Circle Out Of The Top Of Card













Cut out a piece of Riding Hood Red card stock with the new 1 1/4″ Scallop Punch from the Holiday Catalog and adhere it to the top of the inside piece making sure to line it up with the hole you just punched out.  Remember to only put adhesive on the bottom half of the scallop.

Adding the 1 1/4 ” Scallop













Just decorate the card as you wish.