Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Happy BIrthday Card

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Wine-Down Wednesday.  My middle of the week card feature for today will hopefully offer you some inspiration and provide you with some motivation to keep you moving through your busy week.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today........
How's this for a festive looking birthday card!
I pulled out my Berry Burst ink pad and stamp the birthday sentiment from the new 'Birthday Delivery' set right in the middle of my Whisper White base card.
I then cut 1" cardstock squares from all five 2017-2019 In Colors.  I used the little present stamp that is in the 'Birthday Delivery' set and stamped that directly into the center of each 1" In Color cardstock pieces.
Each stamped present was topped off with a coordinating punched circle and that's all it took to call this card DONE!
 A pretty quick and easy card ........
That looks fabulous in many color combinations!

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow with a Tag Thursday creation to share with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Gift Tag Holder

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is 3-D Tuesday.  That means today I have a fun little 3-D project to share with you.  This project is SUPER FUN to create and the product is featured in the 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.......
This project was inspired by the very talented Denita Wright.  I added my 'Kadie' touches to her project and came up with this OH SO PRETTY Gift Tag Holder.
To create this project I used the Envelope Punch Board and started out with a 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" piece of Powder Pink cardstock.  The first punch and score was at 1-7/8".  I then moved my cardstock over to the 3-1/4" mark and punched and scored at that spot.  I went around the remaining three sides and lined up the original score lines and punched and scored again at each of those spots.

To cover up the punched section of the top of my Gift Tag Holder, I covered the outside and inside flap of my tag holder with a 2-1/8" x 4" piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  Before I adhered these cardstock covers to my top flap......I added some Ruched Ribbon between the two flaps and that acts as the closure for my Gift Tag Holder.
I used the 'Pretty Label Punch' to stamp my "Celebrate" message on the top of my tag holder.  I used Early Espresso ink and the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' set to stamp that sentiment.  My flowers used the same stamp set with Flirty Flamingo ink.
And here are the PRETTY tags that I tucked inside my Gift Tag Holder.
Each tag measures 2" x 3-7/8".....
I created 4-Powder Pink tags.......
And 4-Flirty Flamingo tags......
Each tag had a pretty flower from the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' set stamped onto a Whisper White tag that was punched from the 'Pretty Label Punch'.
And each tag was tied off with a pretty Ruched Ribbon and Whisper White Baker's Twine bow.
Once all eight tags were finished......They tucked perfectly into the Gift Tag Holder that I completed.
So there you have it friends.......
What a FABULOUS little gift this makes for someone special.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Wine Down Wednesday card creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your

Monday, August 21, 2017

Life is Better Upgrade

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Mix It UP! Monday and I have an upgraded version of the card I shared with you yesterday.  I used the exact same product that was used to create yesterday's card ....... but added a couple additional products (found in both the 2017 Holiday Catalog and the 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog) to bring this card up to the next stamping level.
Here is yesterday's Spot Light Sunday card on the TOP....
And today's Mix-It-UP! Monday card on the BOTTOM....
This special upgraded card just makes me SMILE BIG each and every time I look at it!
I started out by stamping my sentiment from the 'Just Add Text' set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then used my 'Layering Oval Framelits' to die-cut out my sentiment ....... And then layered it onto a piece of Real Red cardstock that was punched out with the new 'Everyday Label Punch' (that is in the upcoming Holiday Catalog).
Next I mounted my two panel layers onto a Real Red base card and added a Real Red panel to the bottom of my card (like I did for yesterday's card).
I added my two Basic Black cats with dimensional adhesive to the Real Red panel ......... And I used dimensional adhesive to attach my cats so I could add a ball of Baker's Twine for my cats to play with.
To create the ball of Baker's Twine ....... I punched out a 1" circle and added 'Fast Fuse' to the top of that circle.  I then began wrapping my Crushed Curry Baker's Twine to the top of the 1" circle until the entire circle was covered with Baker's Twine.  I adhered the completed ball of Baker's Twine down between my two cats and as cats will do .......... they became tangled in the Baker's Twine.  
And that's all it took to upgrade this card into a HAPPY & FUN Mix-It-UP! Monday card.
So tell me friends.......
Which one do you like best?
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a 3-D Tuesday creation with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream! 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Life Is Better With Friends

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog and 2017 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog.  This card uses several new products from each of those catalogs ........ So let me jump right in with my card share for today.........
This card is dedicated to all my friends who are cat lovers.....
And you seriously know who you are......
I started out by using my Simply Score Board ........ and I embossed a 1/4" line around the outer edges of three sides of my Whisper White base card.  By embossing this single 1/4" line around the outer edge of my card ....... It created an instant frame for me to work with.
Next I grabbed the 'Just Add Text' set and stamped my "OH SO TRUE" sentiment with Basic Black ink directly onto the center of my Whisper White base card.
All that was left to do was add a panel of Real Red cardstock to the bottom of my card......
And add two Basic Black cats from the new 'Cat Punch' directly onto that Real Red panel.
I ask you ........ How perfect is this card!

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share an upgraded version of this very card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Watermelon Card

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... And do I have a FUN CARD to share with you!  This is an alternative card project made with the June Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added some extra cardstock and the outcome of this card is one of those HAPPY HAPPY kind of cards.  Let me share that card with you now.
Wouldn't receiving this card just make you SMILE BIG!
I started out by embossing a panel of Daffodil Delight cardstock with the new 'Polka Dot Basics' Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
I used the stamp set included in this set to stamp my watermelon image onto some Whisper White cardstock and then punched it out with the 2" circle punch.  I then matted it with a Melon Mambo 'Layering Scallop Circle' ...... and that just made my watermelon POP off my card.
And the finishing touch was adding some Melon Mambo Baker's Twine (also include in the kit) around the center of my card and creating a pretty bow over the watermelon piece. 
So there you have it friends ........ The perfect little "it's your day" card that will surely make someone SMILE BIG when they receive it.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Spot Light Sunday card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, August 18, 2017

FRIENDS FRIDAY

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Friends Friday.  On Friday's, I have the honor of spot-lighting some of the fabulous cards that I received from Friends ....... Fellow Demonstrators ........ and Family.  Each of these card creations are works of art........and it is with great pleasure that I share these beautiful creations with you today............
First up today is this OH SO DARLING little card that my granddaughter Hailey made for me.  BE STILL MY HEART!
Next I have this FABULOUS card that my downline and friend Linda R. made for me.
 My dear friend Debbie R made this PRECIOUS card for me.
And check out this SUPER AWESOME card that my good good friend Debbie H. sent me.  (Every single time I look at this card ....... I laugh!)
And this BEAUTIFUL envelope had money tucked inside ....... But honestly ....... The best part was the coloring that my friend Jude created.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a special Paper Pumpkin Saturday creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

August Customer Thank You Tags

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Tag Thursday.  Today, I will feature a tag I created and show you how easy it is to use minimal supplies to create a SUPER PRETTY THANK YOU TAG.  Now that you have the details for this weeks Tag Thursday ....... Let's jump right in with my tag share for today.......
My Stamp Camp for August was Christmas AFTER July.  Normally demonstrators host Christmas in July classes ........ But because I didn't host a camp in July (recovering from my knee replacement) ........ I wanted to give my camp gals the opportunity to make some Christmas in July cards in AUGUST.
This tag was designed to flip open ...... And that allowed me to write a special little thank you message to each of my customers.  (It also could be designed to stamp a TO/FROM on the inside and use it as a gift tag.)  The tags measure 6" x 2-1/4" ....... I scored the tag at 3" and then cut off 3/4" from one side of the tag and this created the flap.   I then used my Paper Snips to clip the tag shape at the top of my tag ........ and then I punched a hole in the top of my tag so my Baker's Twine could be looped through.
I began this tag by stamping the thank you sentiment from the 'Baby Bear' set onto the bottom section of my tag.  I used Black Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder to give my sentiment a shiny finish.
I also stamped the reindeer from the 'Cookie Cutter Christmas' set with the same Black Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder ........ And that just POPPED my reindeer off my tag.  A 1/2" Real Red circle was added for the reindeer's nose........And then I came in with my 'Two Way Glue Pen' and put lots of SHINE on his little nose.
I used the new 'Ticket Tear Border Punch' and a small piece of Real Red cardstock to create a pretty edge to the front panel of my tag.
The Black Baker's Twine was just added to the top of my tag .......
And this tag was DONE in NO time FLAT!
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share some Friends Friday creations with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!