A Stamp Off In Color Challenge

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Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to use our New In Colors.

2016 2018 In Colors

We could use all of them or just a couple.  If you know me at all you know I would not use all of them.  I would get hives using all of them so I decided to use four out of five.  Not too bad for me!

Swirly Bird, Swirly Scribbles

I made this card for our challenge but liked it so much I decided to use it as one of the cards  for my Stamp Club.  The stamp set I used is a brand new one from the 2016 Annual Catalog.  It is called Swirly Bird and has a set of matching Thinlits called Swirly Scribbles.  You can save 10% by purchasing both in a bundle.  I can tell you that you are going to see this set used a lot on my blog.  I like it a lot because there are so many different ways to use it.  The In Colors I used were Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy (with a little Daffodil Delight thrown in).

Now let’s head over to Buffy’s and Jackie’s blog to see what wonderful creations they made!

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A Tic Tac Toe Stamp Off

Stamp Off New Logo

First of all I need to say Happy Birthday to my Mom today!  She is 91 and has more energy than I do!

Now, back to business.  It is that time again for another Stamp Off!  This time we are following a Tic, Tac, Toe board.  You can make a card using the items in any row or diagonal.  Here is the board:

April 2016 tic tac toe-2

I decided to make a card using the middle row (Framelit or Thinlit, White Perfect Accents and Flower).  I just happen to have a package of White Accents that I forgot about.  It was a great reminder to get them out and use them (instead of hoarder as usual).  Here is my card:

Botanical Builder Framelits

Ok, so I have to admit I did cheat a bit and added an Embossing Folder to my card.  Honestly, I am not sure if that is considered actually cheating since it didn’t say whether or not I could use other items too.  That is one of the great things about BS & J Productions.  There are no hard rules to follow. The other members (Buffy & Jackie) don’t care if you cheat a little or change things up.

Now let’s all go check out their web sites to see what they made using this board.  You can go to Buffy’s blog by clicking HERE and Jackie’s blog by clicking HERE.

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Hexagon Hive

Tin Of Cards, Hexagon Hive

Have you ever gotten an idea in your head but you just can’t get it on paper?  This was a result of having that happen.  I had this great idea that involved diagonals, Sea Street and Designer Series paper.  As you can see, the only thing that made it on this card was the diagonals.  I wanted to make a masculine nautical card.  The only thing nautical about this card is the colors.  Let me tell you, a lot of card stock, stamped and unstamped made it to the garbage bin this time.  I was able to save it but I am not too sure how happy I am with the way it turned out.  Such is the life of a card maker!

I hope you have better luck with your ideas then I did with this idea!

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Petite Petals Thank You

Petite Petals, One Big Meaning

Today is Election Day.  You need to go vote.  I know many people don’t think their vote counts but it really does.  Many years ago, I ran for the local school board.  The election ended up in a tie vote.  I had so many people stop me on the street  the next day and say “Oh I am sorry I didn’t vote.  I just thought you would win”.  It is not exactly what anyone who runs for a public office wants to hear so make sure you vote!  It is important.  My father used to say “if you don’t vote then you can’t complain”.  So go.  Vote.  Now!  Afterwards you can stamp!

I will leave you with a smile.  Madelyn was a chicken for Halloween.  Get it?  Chicken and Waffles! (Go Vote!!).


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Workshop Card

Lovely As A Tree, Tin Of Cards

This is a card that would be perfect for a workshop of brand new stampers.  It showcases so many of the awesome products that Stampin’ Up! offers.  The tree is from the stamp set called Lovely As A Tree and it comes in Wood Mount or Clear Mount so you can show the customers the high quality rubber stamps.  The sentiment is from Tin Of Cards and is a Photopolymer stamp so again you can show them how easy it is to line up the stamps.  The card uses two circle punches and an embossing folder called Stylish Stripes.  That way you can show them how the Big Shot works too!

Madelyn is five months old.  How did that happen so fast?  Isn’t she gorgeous?  The best part is she is coming to visit us this weekend and we get to babysit her while her parents go to a wedding!  I can’t wait.  I am going to take her cell phone shopping, to McDonalds and out for ice cream!  ( I am just kidding but as a grandmother I could if I wanted to!).

Madelyn 5M

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More Ombre Cards

Tin Of Cards

A couple of weeks ago our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge was to make a card using the ombre technique.  I made a bunch of them, but of course, only posted one for the challenge.  This card using the technique in a couple of ways.  First I stamped the background using a stamp from Kinda Eclectic.  I used Soft Sky, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Island Indigo.  Then I layered the labels from Lots Of Labels on top of that.  I wasn’t sure if I liked it very much so I made another card.

Flower Patch, Kinda Eclectic

This time I used the stamp set Flower Patch with the same background as the card on top.  Leave me a comment to let me know which one do you like better?

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Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves, Tin of Cards

Here is another birthday card using the stamp set called Vintage Leaves.  This set has a matching set of Framelits (also called Vintage Leaves) but I didn’t use them this time.  Instead, I used the stamps to make a background for this card.  By the way, if you buy both in a bundle, you can save 15%!

The greeting in the middle is actually recessed into the cardstock.  I know it is hard to tell by the picture.  I stamped the leaves onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then temporarily adhered it to the Garden Green cardstock.  Then I ran the smaller framelit from the Tags and Labels Framelits set onto both pieces of cardstock at the same time.  I had to run it through a few times to have it cut both pieces.  Then I took the two pieces of cardstock apart and ran the Very Vanilla piece through using a larger framelit.  It sounds more complicated than it is but doing it this way makes the windows line up perfectly.

Then I permanently adhered the two pieces of cardstock together on top of the Very Vanilla card background and lastly, stamped the greeting in the middle using the Tin Of Cards stamp set.  This is a Photopolymer stamp set so it was easy to line up.

I hope these directions don’t sound complicated because the card was really easy to make!


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You’ve Got This

You've Got This, Tin Of Cards

Today is my friend, Debby’s birthday.  This isn’t the card I sent her because I forgot to take a picture of it before sending it to her so I had to make another birthday card.  She gets to keep her card all to herself.

For this card I used a couple of new stamp sets from the Annual Catalog.  The flower is from You’ve Got This.  I stamped it first in Stazon and then used an Aqua Painter to watercolor it.  I used Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive.  The center is Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is from Tin of Cards, my favorite sentiment stamp set at the moment.  It actually goes with a kit, but it is great to use by itself too.

Happy birthday, Debby.  I hope you have an awesome day!

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Tin Of Cards Birthday

Tin Of Cards, Washi Tape

This card is full of new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Annual Catalog.  The first thing you might notice is the Washi Tape.  This set comes in all the 2015/16 In colors.  The best thing about Washi Tape is that it is so easy to use and really adds a pop of color to any project.  You just tear off a piece (you don’t even need scissors!) and stick it on your card.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Tin Of Cards.  This set actually goes with a kit (also called Tin Of Cards) but I use it all the time by itself.

Lastly you might notice the tags.  These tags are awesome!  They are called Tags & Labels Framelits.  There are two different shapes and each shape has six different sizes so you can layer them.  As you can see, I used three of them for this card.

Here is a picture of Madelyn at 2 months.  She seems to be growing so fast!  The best part is she is coming to visit me today and I can’t wait to see her!


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Happy Birthday Hexagon Hive

Hexagon Hive, Flower Shop, Tin Of Cards

Today is my friend Sandy’s birthday.  For her birthday I made her this card with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit.  It uses the colors of Watermelon Wonder (a new In Color) and Crushed Curry.  I made another card using these colors and really liked it so I thought I would try it again.  The polka dots in the background were made using a new background stamp called Dots For Days.  I love using background stamps to add a little extra and Stampin’ Up has a bunch of new ones.  The sentiment on this card is from the stamp set called Tin of Cards.  You probably already know that since I use it a lot.  It just seems to be the perfect size for a lot of cards.

Happy Birthday, Sandy!  I hope you have an awesome day!

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