Welcome all of my Lisa Frank Lovers!!! The August 2021 Paper Pumpkin reminds of just that! Pinks, purples, and teals with fun flowers and butterflies!!! I LOVE IT!!!
It’s really hard for me to pick out my favorite because I love all 3 sets of cards so much! I’m going with this set because it has both butterflies and flowers! Those colors and that amazing greeting are just FABULOUS!! These cards are perfect #HappyMail cards because they are generic!
These cards have a super fun pattern with those banners. It almost makes me want to use 1 banner each on a different style of card to really extend this kit even farther. I went by the instructions though because I love this look too!
The greeting on this card is so uplifting and the way Hope and Tomorrow POP is just so cool! Also, I haven’t mentioned it yet but the bling in this kit is top notch! So sparkly and fabulous!
Here are the leftovers for creating the Hope Box! I’m not sure if I’m going to decorate it or use these pieces to make more cards. What do you think I should do?!?! I’m just pumped there is an entire roll of that soft purple ribbon and look at all of the leftover bling! Woot Woot!
Gratitude….something I feel every day! There are so many blessings in my life and stamping is for sure one of them! Having that crafty getaway (even if it’s just a few minutes before the baby wakes) and all of you in my life make me feel so much joy! Especially during this pandemic when we are staying home more, I have found that I’m not lonely because of all of you! I just jump on a Facebook Live and there you all are. It warms my heart and makes me love what I do even more!!! Thank you to all of you! You mean SO MUCH to me!
Okay, now let’s get back to stamping and this beautiful card!!! I did a similar one recently which you can check out here! This card style is just so much fun and I find myself drawn to it all the time now! It’s like my new basic card style!
The Soft Succulent card base measures 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 and I scored it at 2″ from one side and 2-1/2″ from the other side. On the bottom portion, I used Tear And Tape along the sides to secure the pocket. Then I added a piece of the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper to the bottom piece (5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″).
On the top, I took a piece of Pear Pizzazz (2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″) and die cut it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Then using the label from the coordinating Christmas Season Dies, I stamped the greeting “Gratitude” in Evening Evergreen Ink from the Well Defined Stamp Set! For a little bit of extra fun, I stamped a greenery piece from the Christmas Season Stamp Set over the greeting in Soft Succulent. This greenery piece was stamped off once and sometimes twice before stamping on the label for that VERY subtle look. You don’t want to over shadow the greeting! Before adding it to the card front, I added some loops of Linen Thread to the back, securing it with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
For the pocket card piece, I used that same greenery stamp to stamp on the left hand side. I stamped it twice without going back to the ink. This pulls it all together to match. You could also stamp the envelope with that same image. The inside pocket card measures 3″ x 4-1/4″ Basic White layered onto Pear Pizzazz measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.
I hope you try out this fun Pocket Style Gratitude card and love it as much as me! It’s fun to mix it up now and again! All of the supplies I used are linked below for easy shopping and don’t forget that every $50 you spend, you get to pick out a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!!
Another month is here!!! The September 2021 news is all good!!!! Cooler temperatures…maybe! Sale-A-Bration continues….for sure! The Free Stamp Set of the Month is……drum roll……
The Free Stamp Set of the Month for September is Cutest Halloween!! This set is perfect to prepare you for Halloween next month! Perfect timing!!! Also, I just love the word Fabulous and the greeting FaBOOlous makes me giggle! Also, this year I have already made 2 detailed Halloween card AND bought some Halloween Stamp Sets. WHAT IS GOING ON?!?! This is so not me. I actually am not a huge fan of Halloween but apparently I am changing! It even surprises me! I’m going to blame it on the kids. LOL
You can get this set for FREE with an order of $75 or more (before shipping and tax)! This is an exclusive offer through me and on top of the Sale-A-Bration benefits you already are getting! Woot Woot! Sale-A-Bration goes through the end of the month but remember some items could sell out so don’t wait till the end of the month if you have your eye on something! My favorite is the Counting Sheep Stamp Set and Sheep Dies! Check out this card! What is your favorite?
It’s a Sheep Party for my Birthday!!!! My birthday was actually this past weekend but I like to celebrate all month long. Today is the last day of my birthday month. Lucky for you Sale-A-Bration continues through the end of September!!!
I really love Z fold Cards because they show off so many layers and fun just like these cute sheep! They are totally having fun! I used the Counting Sheep Stamp Set which is a Sale-A-Bration FREE Item and the coordinating Sheep Dies are ALSO a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Woot Woot! That means if you spend $100 or 2 orders of $50 during Sale-A-Bration, you can select these!
I started with a Pacific Point card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″ and folded it in half at 5-1/2″. Then I took the card front and folded it back in half to create the Z (at 2-3/4″). Next, I stamped one sheep onto a piece of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″) in Memento Black Ink and added it to the inside of the card. I also stamped another sheep onto a piece of scrap Basic White and die cut it out. There are 3 sheep to pick from so have fun with it! I colored the legs, ears, and face with Ivory Stampin’ Blends and the hooves with Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends!
The front panel of the card has a layer of Basic White (2-1/2″ x 4″) and then layer of Granny Apple Green (2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″). Using the grass stamp from the Counting Sheep Stamp Set, I stamped randomly all over in Granny Apple Green! This just adds a little more fun to card! For the greeting, I used the Double Oval Punch and added it to the card with adhesive only on the left hand side so it could hang off a bit.
TIP: The dies come with a balloon and a flag! To reduce die cutting all day long, I die cut both of them at the same time in Real Red scraps. Some of my cards had a flag in the sheep’s hand and other’s had a balloon! Two for the crank of one! 😉 LOL
Check out all the supplies I used below so you can create a Sheep Party card for your next birthday celebration!! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends September 30th and these freebies are while supplies last!!!
Omg I’m so behind! I realized I never shared with you the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit! It was super cute and I have actually sent out all of the cards already! The perfect cards for back to school and sending those kids off!
This card is super cute with that little camper and while I didn’t send it to anyone who was actually going camping, the greeting was perfect! I sent this one to my niece who went off to college! The fun thing about these cards is that they are 3 panels….the front opens to the left with that die cut window and camper and then the trees that you see in the background open as another panel to the right. This makes for a perfect LARGE space to write on this inside and I loved it!
This card is so moving to me. That beautiful scene and bright shining moon and a greeting that is so uplifting! Also, have I mentioned how AMAZING those sequins are?!?! They are stunning and there was enough to put like 5 on each card! Eeeeeee
Lightening bugs remind me so much of summertime childhood. I spent many hours as a kid catching them and putting them in jars or chasing them around the yard. This card is special to me for that reason and again I love the uplifting greeting!
If you want to see this kit in action, check out my Facebook Live!!! Like and follow me on Facebook to see more Paper Pumpkin Reveals and other fun card making projects!
The August Paper Pumpkin kit is already out and it was a Hope Box which I will be sharing soon. There is still time to get signed up for the September Paper Pumpkin Kit. It is Fall themed and features 12 treat boxes to use for any occasion this Fall or even Halloween! Click here to sign up!
It’s never to early to get started on your Christmas Cards and this perfectly elegant card is quick and simple for making multiples! Have you gotten started yet? Already done? Or wait till it gets closer to Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!
I have been loving the Simply Elegant Designer Paper because it is just that. So beautiful and I think it will be perfect for holiday cards!!! Here I used a 4″ x 4″ piece so that means I got 9 cards from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ designer paper and no waste! Woot Woot!!!
I actually created this card before the Mini Catalog went live so I had to use a stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Perfectly Plaid has beautiful trees and greetings in it and I loved it! The tree fits perfectly on the Elegant Tag Punch and it slips under the Real Red Satin Ribbon for a seamless look!
If you would like to recreate this perfectly elegant Christmas Card, click on the supplies listed below! Need them all and want a quick shopping experience, simply click ADD ALL TO CART! Don’t forget it’s Sale-A-Bration time too so you will earn FREE product for every $50 you spend!
I love all flowers of all colors! The more bright and vibrant the better. When it comes to stamping I try to mix it up and use different color or use a color I haven’t used in a while or one that I have an abundance of cardstock for! Here I used the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set to create some quick and fabulous floral cards for any occasion!
I went with a simple Gorgeous Grape card base and then cut 2 pieces of Basic White (4″ x 5-1/4″). One is for the front of the card and the other is for the inside of the card! Using the Stamparatus for the large floral image, I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape. It was super simple to do and any time I missed a spot with the ink pad, I could easily ink it back up and stamp it again. Gotta love the Stamparatus for the ability to do that!!!
Next, I filled in with all of the other colors and images. The center of the flowers were stamped in Mango Melody and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz Ink. Then the small flowers in between and all around are stamped in Highland Heather! Of course I wanted to coordinate the inside of the card so I stamped a few extra small flowers in there as well!
I think that this card is perfect for so many different occasions – Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You, Wedding, etc. What occasion would you use this card for? Let me know in the comments below!
If you would like to recreate this card with flowers of all colors, click on the supplies listed below! Remember that all orders of $50 will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!! Woot Woot!
Happy August!!! Today I thought I would share some August 2021 News!!!! First off, it’s my birthday month!!! WOOT WOOT Fireworks, party poppers, balloons! I love my birthday and like to celebrate all month long! That’s not all though! This year Stampin’ Up is celebrating with me by having a 2nd Sale-A-Bration this year!!!
The Holiday Mini Catalog AND Sale-A-Bration Round 2 begin TODAY!!! Woot Woot! New products and free stuff with every $50 order and even more at a $250 order! Join Stampin’ Up in August and get even more – a FREE Bundle on top of the already amazing offer! Sale-A-Bration free items are while supplies last so order early and order often! Click here to get started!!!
The Holiday Mini Catalog has everything you need for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more!!! Beautiful new products and tools to create fun projects!
More August 2021 News….The Free Stamp Set of the Month for August is Little Delights!!! You can get this set for FREE with an order of $75 or more (before shipping and tax)! This is an exclusive offer through me and on top of the Sale-A-Bration benefits you already are getting! Woot Woot!
Enjoy celebrating with me all month long and stamping all month long!!!
Lately I have been so drawn to nature images and trees. It is kind of shocking me but with the stunning images in this Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper, I’m going with it!
This card is fairly simple with just a little bit of stamping and layering!!! I started with a Basic White card base and layered on a piece of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I took a piece of Basic White (1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the tree and greeting! I used Old Olive and Early Espresso Ink Pads! Then I layered this onto Old Olive cardstock (2″ x 5-1/4″). Before adding it to the card front, I wrapped a bit of twine around the bottom with the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. This pack is perfect for all of your neutral looks! Pop that onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and you are all set!
If you want to get into the nature look with me, check out the supplies listed below and let’s get started! Want to see more samples with these products, click here!
The Take Your Pick Tool is one of those super handy tools to have on your crafting space all the time. I even have more than 1 because I lose mine in the mess….and for when I have classes! 🙂 Do you have one?
Reason I love it / Tips: ~It’s small and easy to have in a cup next to your craft space. ~There are lots of different ends for lots of different uses! ~My favorite is now the putty end to put jewels on your project. It’s just so easy to press the putty on the side of a jewel to pick up and then set on your project! Just put your finger on the jewel and pull the putty away! So quick and easy and better than a fingernail! You can get putty refills as well! ~The stylus end can be used to make a fabulous edge around your die cut image for a little extra texture and dimension. Simply leave the cardstock in the die and run the stylus around the metal edge! Click here to see that video!
~I used the pointy tip for various things like popping out a die cut, pocking out cardstock that doesn’t come out with the die, holding cardstock while I heat emboss and more! ~Also, did you know there is a Brush Attachment that you can use to pop die cut bits out of your image??? ~The pancake flipper end is used to get under a project to pop it up, slide adhesive under in a spot I missed, and sometimes for jewels. ~The only con I have is that it gets buried in the mess on my desk and I can’t find it. LOL Good thing I have more than one!
Do you have a Take Your Pick Tool? Do you love it? How do you use your tips? Do share! I would love to hear more.