Saturday, March 31, 2018

Set of 3x3 Cards

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... And I would like to share with you the project I created using the February Paper Pumpkin kit.   Here's that project.......
I made these darling little 3x3 cards with supplies from the February kit and used some extra cardstock and ribbon to bring them all together.
I made two of this style card.
Used the stamp set that came with the February kit ...... and sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over the stamped sentiment for a little WOW FACTOR!
For the ribbon, I used the 'Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon' and covered the ribbon with my 'Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Marker'.  LOVE that the Stampin' Blends can change any ribbon to help coordinate my projects PERFECTLY!
These two cards use a tiny piece of colored ribbon that was left over from the first card project......

And all I needed to do was tie a pretty bow (with Whisper White Baker's Twine) in the center of each little piece of ribbon.  A single glue dot on the back of each ribbon and the ribbon turned out to be a perfect little accent piece.
The DSP that came with this kit was matted with some Daffodil Delight cardstock for a fun little look to each of these cards.
These little cards came together so quickly ...... And I ended up packaging up the four little cards into a pretty little gift for a sweet friend.
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, March 30, 2018

Friends Friday Pics

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 and creations that I received from Friends ....... Fellow Demonstrators ........ and Family.  Each of these creations are works of art ...... And it with great pleasure that I share with you today three darling little packaging ideas that my sweet friend Lynn created for me.  
First up ...... Lynn created this OH SO FUN gift packaging card idea.
The card has a SURPRISE gift tucked inside the top.
Next, Lynn created these two DARLING candy gift packaging Santa pants.
Both flipped open to reveal some SUPER YUMMY holiday candy.
And the final gift packaging that Lynn created was a real SHOW STOPPER!
The OVER THE TOP YUMMY candy that Lynn tucked inside this gift was YUMMY GOODNESS TIMES 10.   
All I needed to do was grab the sprig/ribbon and out slide this DELISH candy.
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, March 29, 2018

Waterfront Tag

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 TAG.  Now that you have the details for my Tag Thursday creation for this week ...... Let's jump right in with my tag share.
There are times when I have such FUN creating a tag that it just makes me HAPPY.  This is one of those tags!!!!
For this tag ..... I started out with a 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" Whisper White tag.  The first thing I did was stamp my sentiment in the bottom right hand corner with the 'Hedgehugs' set ....... Using Dapper Denim ink. 
Next, I cut a piece of the 'Myth & Magic Designer Series Paper' that would fit my tag and used my 'Layering Circle Framelits' to create a port hole in the center of that piece of Designer Series Paper.  I created a scallop circle frame to go around the port hole and then I was ready to begin stamping my beach front image.
I used a pencil to trace out how the circle from my 'Myth & Magic Designer Series Paper' piece would be positioned onto my Whisper White tag ........ And then I used the 'Waterfront' set to stamp my beach front image directly onto my Whisper White tag.  Once I had all the pieces stamped ...... I just needed to adhere down the 'Myth & Magic Designer Series Paper' piece and my tag was almost finished.
I added a small piece of 'Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon' to the top of my tag and tied it off with some 'Dapper Denim Baker's Twine'.
I also added some 'Dapper Denim Baker's Twine' around the bottom of my tag ....... And called this tag DONE and PERFECT!!!
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!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Basket Weave 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 beautiful is this card!
I started this card out by stamping my sentiment from the 'Blossoming Basket Stamp Set' onto a panel of Whisper White with Calypso Coral ink.  I also used the basket stamp from this same set and stamped my basket image with Crumb Cake ink right above my stamped sentiment.
Next I stamp the basket from the 'Blossoming Basket Stamp Set' onto a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock and then fussy cut it out with my Paper Snips.  After I had the basket cut out ....... I used the 'Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder' and ran that through my Big Shot.  It created some amazing detail to my stamped basket image.  All I needed to do was line up the fussy cut basket with that image I stamped earlier.......And all it took was a quick line up.......And my basket fell into place on the front of this card.
My flowers were stamped from the 'Blossoming Basket Stamp Set' onto a small piece of Calypso Coral cardstock and then I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut that out.
I added some 'Wink of Stella' to the top of my fussy flowers and then added three little pearls (that were colored in with the 'Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends) and adhered those down onto my flowers.
I punched out two Peek-a-boo Peach 'Everyday Label Punch' images and cut them in half and then positioned them into the four corners of my card and cut off the excess.  This label punch makes for a pretty corner piece on the front of my card.
The final touch was adding a piece of Peek-a-boo Peach Baker's Twine to the handle of my basket and this card was done ....... In no time flat.  This card turned out to be such a pretty card ...... And comes together in a quick jiffy!!!!!

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, March 27, 2018

Gift Card Purses

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 both the 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog and 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' UP! Catalog.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.......
These gift card purses were spot-lighted on Buckeye Inklings UTube Channel back in February ( ....... And I have to say that the minute I saw what Chris had created ........ I just knew I had to give this project a try.  And let me tell you friends ....... these are SUPER EASY to create and even more so with the AMAZING video that Chris created.
My purse was created with the 'Petal Passion Designer Series Paper'.  You start out with a 2-7/8" x 7-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper ..... And score at 3-3/4".  A Basic Black 'Stitched Shape Framelits' circle was scored in half and then adhered to the top of my Designer Series Paper.
And check out all the space that is inside each purse.
The insert is created using one of the new 'Narrow Note Card Envelopes'.  You cut the envelope at 2-3/8" and that gives you the two slots for the inside of your purse.  All you need to do is attach the two envelopes together at the center and then attach both sides of your envelopes to the front and back of the Designer Series Paper piece. 
Here is the tiny note card I created to go inside one of the envelope flaps.....And the other flap holds a gift card.
For my closure I used a mini Velcro closure.......
And punched out a 1-3/8" Scallop Circle and stamped my "For You" sentiment from the 'Cake Soiree' set.
My second gift card purse was created the same way.......
But for this one I used the 'Birthday Delivery' set to stamp my birthday message right on the circle flap.
I added a birthday gift card in the front envelope flap.....
And created this tiny card for the second flap.
So there you have it friends......
A simply darling little packaging idea for giving a gift card.
Many THANKS to Chris Slogar for sharing her creation.
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Wine Down Wednesday card with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Thinking of You 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 to bring this card up to the next stamping level.
Here's my Spot Light Sunday card on the LEFT......
And today's Mix-It-UP! Monday card on the RIGHT.......
For today's card I changed up the orientation......
And added an extra helping of DAZZLE to this card.
I used the same Sale-a-Bration 'Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper' to create my two banner flags. 
For my sentiment piece ...... I used the same Whisper White 'Stitched Shapes Framelits' for the large circle ...... But I changed it up and punched out a circle with the 'Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper' and added the 'Myth & Magic Glimmer Paper' with the help of the 'Tailored Tag Punch'.  My sentiment was repeated from the 'Apron of Love' set and everything was popped onto my card with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
Instead of the trio dots and my Stampin' Write Markers ....... I opted to use the splatter stamp from the 'Waterfront' set and then topped it off with some (now retired) Bermuda Bay Sequins and tiny Pearls.
And my finishing touch was hanging more of the Bermuda Bay Sequins and a pretty Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine bow at the end of my two banner flags.
Two fun and sparkly looking cards......
Do you have a favorite?????
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, March 25, 2018

Thinking of You Card

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 ........ The 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog ....... And also the 2018 Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration Catalog  This card uses several products from all three of those catalogs ...... And I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today..........
How's this for a SUPER QUICK & EASY card.
I started out by making two banner flags with the Sale-a-Bration FREE 'Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper'.  I adhered both of those banner flags onto a panel of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party cardstock.
Next, I grabbed my 'Stitched Shapes Framelits' and used the largest stitched circle die.  I created a striking Whisper White base for my 'Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper' circle to sit on.  And all that was left to do was die-cut a 'Stitched Shapes Framelits' oval for my sentiment.  My sentiment was stamped with the 'Apron of Love' set.
To finish my card off ....... I used my Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker and created some trio dots around the Pool Party cardstock.
I'm VERY HAPPY with the way this card turned out......
And can only imagine how AMAZING it would look in different colors.

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!