Happy Wishes

This card shows off two of our Sale-a-bration freebies – the stamp set “Happy Wishes” and the beautiful Calypso Coral shimmer ribbon.  You could use this same layout with any accent colors against this black and white background paper from the Petal Passion collection.

The “best” stamp was inked with two colors.  I tapped it onto my Blushing Bride stamp pad first, and then I added Calypso Coral to the lower half of the stamp with a sponge dauber.

Happy Wishes Wood-Mount Stamp Set

The stamp set can be chosen for free with a $100 purchase, and it is just bursting with greeting possibilities.

3/8" (1 cm) Shimmer Ribbon Pack

The Shimmer Ribbon is free with a $50 purchase, and it includes 5 yards per roll.

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Lovely Wishes

Lovely Wishes includes some really lovely greetings, like this one.  You can see the others below.  The set also includes really lovely two-step images – I have used just a few of the solid stamps to create my card.  The colors are Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Emerald Envy.  I love these bright colors against the black and white of the Petal Passion designer paper.

Lovely Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Narrow Note Card Boxes

Have you seen the Narrow Note Cards that were introduced this month in the Occasions 2018 Catalog?  They are precut and scored to make finished cards measuring 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, and they come with envelopes that have a round flap on the end.  They are so cute!

I used these cards and envelopes to create a group of six mini birthday cards with the Picture Perfect Birthday Suite.

The designer paper on the last card (the present) measures 2″ x 2 3/4″.  These are really fun little cards to make!  I also made boxes to hold my cards.

The box on the left is an envelope-style box that is about 3/4″ thick.  The file box is wider, as it is meant to stand on a desk.  Both of these boxes are made with the envelope punch board, as shown in the video below.  If you are receiving this blog post in an email, click here for the video.

This idea is easily adaptable to other themes.  The note cards would be suitable for Valentines, Thank Yous, Thinking of Yous, and more.  We have so many coordinating papers and embellishments for any of these themes, so the possibilities are endless.  I hope you’ll try this – it is an easy project, and quite addicting!!

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Party Pandas Valentine

“Party Pandas” is a set that you can choose to receive for free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration.  The pandas are pretty irresistible – like this little character delivering a love note.

This card is a fun fold, and the dimensions of each piece are listed below.  I used a greeting from the Soft Sayings Card Kit.

Rich Razzleberry 4 1/4″ x 9″, scored at 5 1/2″

Powder Pink 4″ x 3 1/4″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″

Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 5″

Designer Paper 3 3/4″ x 3″

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Picture Perfect Confetti

This card has the fun look of a shaker card, but it doesn’t shake.  The confetti is sandwiched between 2 1/4″ squares of Whisper White and Window Sheet, and it stays in place.  It’s flatter and a little less fussy than a shaker card, but still so charming.

The Berry Burst frame is cut with framelits from the Layering Squares Framelits Collection, the 2 1/2″ Scalloped Square and the 1 7/8″ Square.  I got the idea for the confetti from Brian King – the pieces are punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (the larger circles on the punch and the heart).

The Whisper White piece measures 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, and the Peekaboo Peach measures 3″ x 4″.  The designer paper is from the Picture Perfect Party collection.  I started with a 3″ x 5 1/4″ rectangle, and cut the banner end with scissors.

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Have a great Monday!

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More Valentines

I plan to use this layout with several different designer paper collections, changing the coordinating colors and ribbon as appropriate.  I do love how the watercolor stripes from this Naturally Eclectic paper coordinate with the long heart from “Heart Happiness”.

I added a 1/2″ wide strip of designer paper from the same collection on the inside of the card, along with more hearts – there are so many great hearts in “Heart Happiness”!  The greeting is from “Happy Birthday Gorgeous”.

If you would like to shop, please click here to go to the online store or use the carousel below to be directed to a specific product used in today’s project.  I am sending a special gift with online orders of $35 or more this month.  Orders of  $50 or more also get a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program in addition to Sale-a-bration benefits.  I appreciate your orders!

Have a great weekend!

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Heart Happiness

I hope you don’t mind a little more Powder Pink today…’tis the season!  I made these with friends in Columbus yesterday – it was such a treat to see them.

You might have already guessed that these would be gift card holders – I love to use the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits for gift card packaging.  You can make the treat bag out of designer paper or cardstock.

The Thick Whisper White insert measures 3 3/8″ x 6″, scored at 1 1/2″.  I used a 1/2″ strip of designer paper (the single line of hearts), wrapped around the insert piece and secured to the back to create the pocket.  I simply trim the ends so that they almost meet on the back.

The paper is from the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper collection, and the LOVE stamp is from the “Labels to Love” stamp set, held over from the Holiday Catalog.  The other stamps are from “Heart Happiness”.

So these two gift card holders will be mailed back to Columbus in the upcoming weeks.  When I make doubles of something (especially gift card holders), they are usually meant for my daughters.  I think the secret is safe here, though.  While my girls are my biggest fans on Instagram, I am quite sure they don’t read to the end of my blog posts:)

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Lots of Lavender in Wisteria

“Lots of Lavender” is one of the Sale-a-bration sets that you can choose for free with a $50 order.  While I keep saying that you can color in the images, I have yet to take the time to do so.  This time, I filled in the image with the two-step stamps in Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz and Powder Pink.

I made the same card in Pear Pizzazz.  I do like the delicate look of these soft pastels.

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Pineapple Appeal

Everything about the Tutti Frutti Suite is appealing!  From the charming images to the mini punches, it’s hard to resist.

I punched pineapples at one end of a tag.  There is a piece of Whisper White with two lines of Washi Tape behind the punched pineapples to provide the color.  Such a fun way to use Washi Tape!  The tag was created from a piece of Whisper White, 2″ x 3 1/2″, punched at one end with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

The addition of designer paper and a bit of ribbon finishes this card off.  I love to show off the designer paper in this way, and it makes the backgound easy!  There are so many cute patterns in this Tutti Frutti collection. <3

Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper

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Celebrate You Thinlits

The Celebrate You Thinlits are probably my favorite of the Sale-a-bration offerings.  You can choose to receive these for free with a $100 order.  I have cut the word “amazing” from Berry Burst cardstock.

I have also used the coordinating stamp set “Amazing You” which is free with a $50 order.

I made this card long before I received my Stamparatus, so I did not do my repetitive stamping with the “Hinge Step”.  I actually used a Wood Mount set to stamp “amazing” five times in Pool Party.

While we await the arrival of our Stamparatus tools, let me share my trick for this – we can call it the “Stamp-a-ma-jig Step”.  I have marked one of my Stamp-a-ma-jig arms at 1/2″ increments.  Upon stamping the first time, I put the Stamp-a-ma-jig arm in place around the stamp and before lifting the stamp.  Then, without ever moving the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped 4 more times, using the marks to space each word 1″ apart.

This process is easier to understand in the video below…and while it’s not as fun or cool as the “Hinge Step”, it will get us through until we all have those fabulous tools in our hands!

Have a great day!

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