Monthly Archives: July 2016

Penned & Painted

This is an amazing stamp set!  The images are so artistic and yet, you don’t have to have an artistic bone in your body to make beautiful art!  That being said, these cards were made by the very talented Alicia Craig, who also makes beautiful wedding cards!

Penned & Painted

The first card takes advantage of the dots and little flower images to make a lively background.  The embossed “thanks” is the perfect accent!

Penned & Painted - Thanks
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The second card illustrates the beauty of the 3-step flowers in the set.  I love the fine gold thread that sets off the gold of the “love” die cut.

Penned & Painted - Love

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Affectionately Yours – with Copper

More team swap cards – these by Bobbie.  The Affectionately Yours Suite is one of my favorites – so bright and cheerful!

Love & Affection

The Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper has copper accents on some of the paper and we have also re-introduced copper embossing powder back into the line – so on trend right now!  And check out the copper thread!

Love & Affection Birthday

Love & Affection Birthday inside

Here are some of the supplies that Bobbie used:

For Bobbie’s second card with this stamp set, she played with some wonderful bright colors – love the Washi tape!

Love & Affection Smile

Love & Affection Smile inside

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Swirly Birds – Let’s Fly a Kite!

Continuing with my team’s wonderful swap cards, today I want to share Bobbie’s Swirly Birds cards.  I believe that the Swirly Bird stamp set and matching thinlits bundle is the most popular item in the catalog – and here are a couple of reasons why!

As always, if you want to order any of the supplies to make these cards or if you have questions, feel free to email me!

Swirly Bird

First, that awesome wreath!  There are so many fun images and shapes – there are birds and boats and flowers and wreaths!!  What fun!

Swirly Bird Wreath

Here are some of the supplies used to make this card:


And don’t you just love the kites?  Early on, a much asked question was, “what are those triangle shapes in the set?”  Question answered!  Bobbie says to stamp the striped images first, then the solids.  What a happy card!

Swirly Bird Kite

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Fresh Fruit & Magic Cards

Here is a set that I fell in love with the first time I saw it and I knew that I had to have it – and the Designer Paper, too!  Here are my swap cards for this set.

Fresh Fruit Swaps

The strawberry card is pretty simple but I love the colors and how the Designer Paper goes so well with the stamped images.

Fresh Fruit Love you More front

I like to do the inside, too:

Fresh Fruit Love you More inside

Here are the supplies used to make this card:

Check out this Magic Card!  I found the instructions on Stampin’ Up!’s YouTube channel and had to go for it.  Magic Cards have been around a long time but I am glad to see them that they are new again!

Fresh Fruit Magic1Fresh Fruit Magic2Fresh Fruit Magic3

Here is the video:

and the supplies I used:



Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Thinlits

Several of my team members get together and do a swap from the new catalogs where we each select 2 stamp sets and make 2 samples from each set.  With 8 people in the swap this time, that meant that I needed to make 32 cards (2 sets times 2 samples time 8 people).  I really enjoyed making my samples but I have loved seeing everyone’s creations even more!

Today I wanted to share my samples using the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  The Flourishing Phrases stamp set and matching thinlits didn’ catch my eye the first time I looked through the new catalog but it has really grown on me.  I love the swirly-ness of the shapes and the words are amazing.

Flourishing Phrases Swaps

Here you can tell that it doesn’t take much to build a beautiful card complete with some pearl bling and a heartfelt sentiment.  Love the new In Colors, too!

Flourishing Phrases Thank You front

Flourishing Phrases Thank You inside

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By adding some words from another stamp set, this becomes an amazing Christmas Card:

Flourishing Phrases Christmas front

Flourishing Phrases Christmas inside

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