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Monday, February 29, 2016

Hello Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Gift Tag and Envelope Holder

This tag hold a gift card or cash and the folded envelope has become the tag holder.  Both made with by using the stamps from the Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin February 2016 "Hello Sunshine" kit.

Tag measures 4 1/2 x 2 3/4"; white is 3 7/8 x 4 1/4" glued down on two edges to allow a gift card or cash to slide behind the sentiment.

Envelope was folded in half then cut 1/2 of the flap off and cut down a bit to expose the tag once it is inside the envelope.  The other 1/2 of the flap is glued closed.

Envelope decorated with flowers cut with the Botanical Builder Framelits - Dies.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

New Pet


There is a sad story behind this card, but also a happy one.
My sister moved to a new home and the second night after moving in someone jumped her back fence and stole her beloved Brussels Griffon dog.  Shortly thereafter she became ill and has been in and out of the City of Hope Hospital.  Her children searched everywhere for her little dog.  In the end they felt that the dog was taken and sold out of town.  Needless to say my sister was more than heartbroken.  I believe that it severely impacted her ability to get well, as grieving for a loved one, even a pet, can take a tremendous toll on your health.  During recovery, my niece took my sister to the local animal shelter and there they discovered a bright, little loving doggie looking for a forever home, into her life came lucky little LUCY.  Lucy is part West Highland Terrier and ? and sweet as can be.  My sister is still recovering, but she is so happy tending to her new little love.  This card is to welcome Lucy into her life.   The inside of the card reads "Nothing warms the heart and soothes the soul like a cold nose and wet kisses."

Cricut Cartridge - Four Legged Friends, cut at 3" height
Impression Obsession Die DIE126-U
Prima Stamp (love ticket)
Stampin' Up Strawberry Slush (retired), Naturals White, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, and Basic Black card stock
Fun Stampers Journey Pink World Sequins
White Gelly Roll pen

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Stampin' Up February Paper Pumpkin Alternatives - Hello Sunshine

I was very inspired by this beautiful kit.  See if you can tell which card is made with floral patterned paper that I duplicated using the stamps in this set.  I am really looking forward to the March 3 Year Anniversary Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Card Stock, Ink Pads, Markers and Stamp Sets used in making these alternative cards:

Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, Pool Party, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, and Gold Foil

Bloomin' Love, Botanical Blooms, Express Yourself, Flowering Fields, Hello, Hello Sunshine, Peaceful Petals, Snuggles & Smooches, Watercolor Wings, and World of Dreams

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Botanical Blooms Mini Album

6" Square Flip Up Mini Album
Stampin' Up Products used for this album:
Mint Macaron Card Stock, Gold Foil paper, Gold Glitter paper, Botanical Builder Framelits, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Simply Wonderful stamp set, Banner Punch, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack, Botanical Gardens DSP

Page 1

Pages 2-3

Pages 4-5

Pages 6-7

Friday, February 19, 2016

Botanical Blooms For You

Stampin' Up Botanical Blooms

Stamp Sets:  Botanical Blooms and Birthday Blooms
Dies:  Botanical Builder Framelits; Small Oval Punch
Papers:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi and Mossy Meadow card stock; Gold Foil and Gold Foil doily.
Inks:  Versamark with Gold Embossing Powder; Gold Stickles

Background gold embossed stamp is CTMH Ink Blot.

Valentine's Day Gifts

Here is what my DH gave me for Valentine's Day this year... he is so sweet:

First, a lovely antique display shelf (actually a teacup/saucer display).  Of course I immediately had him hang it on the wall of my studio and filled it with sample cards.  

AND... Second this120 Faber-Castell Colour Pencils - Polychromos set; with a sharpener and two erasers, and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Set of 60 colors.  

AND...Third this 32 slot pencil/pen holder made with downspout pipe, I had shown him a photo from the internet some time ago and Viola! it appeared on the annual day of Love.

OMGosh a man who listens to my hopes and dreams AND does his best to make them all come true...My one and only Valentine, Thanks Honey.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

My Paper Pumpkin Cute Conversations Valentine Wreath

So many wonderful "alternative" ideas have been shared by my fellow Paper Pumpkin friends.  The inspiration for this Valentine Wreath comes from Gail Emmons over at the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club.  One of the things Gail made with her kit was a really pretty heart wreath, so I CASEd her idea and made one for my Granddaughter to hang in her room.  I changed some of the papers and embellishments for my wreath in making my version.    Thanks for taking a look, you can't beat Stampin' Up's Paper Pumpkin kits, such a deal for so many supplies and of course all the inspiration and fun ways everyone chooses to use the kits.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Love Bandits - Valentine

These adorable little Valentine Love Bandits were made by following Kimberly Morris' (  Top Note Raccoon box video instructions here:

Card stock:  Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Watermelon Wonder

Various oval and circle punches, Top Note Die and Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits (both retired).

Tombow Hook & Loop Tabs, Dimensionals, black pen

Decorative Corner Card

I followed the instructions over at Split Coast Stampers on how to make this Decorative Corner Card, but changed the dimensions to make it a little easier.  Card flattens to mail, finished size is A2, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Card Stock:  110# White cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"; scored at 2, 4, 6 and 8".  Tip Top Taupe panels cut at 1 7/8" x 5 3/8" then run through the Boho Embossing Folder. Whisper White
Dies:  Botanical Builder
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Wink of Stella
Misc.:  Jewels Basic Pearl, Pink Ribbon

Botanical Bouquet

Card stock:  SU Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight Wild Wasabi and Vellum
Dies:  Blossom Builder, Little Leaves, and Sizzix Everyday Essentails
Misc.  Glass Vase, Ribbon, Floral Wire

Colorful Birthday Card, Box and Tag

Bright and colorful birthday trio.  A2 Card, Bakers Box and Gift Tag

Stamps:  CTMH Circus Alphabet; SU Tin of Cards, Happy Thoughts, Balloon Celebration, Homemade For You
Card stock:  Hello Honey, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, SU Hello Honey, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
Misc.:  Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Bakers Box Die, Blue Ribbon, Balloon Bouquet Punch

Botanical Blooms Watercolors

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Botanical Blooms from the 2016 Occasions Catalog
Card stock:  Tip Top Taupe, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Inks:  Tip Top Taupe and Cajun Craze
Technique:  Stamp off, Outline, Splatter
Sentiment:  Computer Generated