Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Scrappy, scrap, scraps for the win!

Hello there!  Do you save your scraps?  I sure do!  I have a giant pile of them just waiting to be turned into something new and exciting.  My card today uses a ton of scraps.  I just feel so much better about rifling through my pile of scraps than I do cutting into a brand new, full piece of card stock when I really just need a corner.  Here is what I made today using some of those scraps:

All of the leaves and sprigs, the circles, the accent dots and the matte are from my scrap pile.  My card base is Cajun Craze and my layers are Very Vanilla and Soft Suede.  My stamped images are from the stamp set Love what you do.

I ran my background piece through the Cable knit Dynamic Embossing Folder to give it that warm and cozy feel and then just started layering away!  I really love the look of a fully layered card.

To make this fun little element I used a leftover scrap from another project!  I saved the negative of the cut out leaf and punched it out with a 1 1/2" Circle punch.  I added a Cherry Cobbler circle behind it and was tickled with the look!

Fall is definitely in the air and I am really enjoying making these Fall inspired projects!  Have you started yours yet?  Need some supplies?  Check out my online store and grab those now! Click any picture below to head on over there!

Great big, warm Fall hugs to you and you and yo......  I hope to see you soonest!  I have lots more to share, so be sure to stop back by!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Grateful heart tag!

Hello, hello!  How are you today?  Can you believe it is almost time for Thanksgiving?!  Honestly, seems like this year was just starting and now it is almost time to bring it to a close!  Thanksgiving is next week and I must admit that I am a little bit excited!  It is my very favorite holiday of the whole year!!  I was feeling Thanksgiving inspired this morning so wanted to make a project that reflected that.  Here is what I came up with:

I am a big fan of tags!  Loooove them!  I pulled out lots of goodies today to make this one!!  I started with a Soft Suede base.  It measures 3 3/4" x 7 1/2".  My layers are Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.  I ran the Very Vanilla through the Correlated Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder.   I stamped and punched 6 daisies to create the flowers.  I used my bone folder to curl them up and then layered them to get a nice full looking flower. 

I added a third one using the Four Petal flower punch.   I punched one and crunched it up until I was able to peel it apart.  I wanted it to have a nice soft, textured look.  The flower centers are 1/2" circles stamped using the Daisy Delight stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Falling for Leaves stamp set.  I made the fun pumpkin using circle punches and topped the whole thing off with a tied piece of Burlap Ribbon.

Here is a close up of the flowers.

Would you like to make a Thankful tag too?  Here are all of the goodies I used to make my tag.  You can click on any picture to head straight to my on line store!

I challenge you to take a few minutes today to think about all of the things you are thankful for!  I did and my heart feels very full today!

Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to stop back by soonest!  I have lots more to share!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Snow much fun!!

Hello there!!  Is it snowing on you today?!  I haven't seen any of the white, fluffy fun stuff myself, but a couple of my kids have checked in to let me know snow is falling on them!  Ack!!  It is only November!! Seems kind of early to me, but hey why not?!  So, I thought I would pull out my snowflake goodies and make a card to get in on the fun too.  Have you seen the Snowflake Showcase Stampin' Up! just released?!!  I must admit that I almost didn't order it, but then finally did on a whim and OH MY GOOOOODNESSS!!!!  Those thinlits are unbelievable!!  Take a look:

Are those not just spiffy as can be?!!  There are tons of different snowflakes in the set.  I layered 3 for my card today. My card base is Whisper White and my layers are Blushing Bride and Silver Glimmer.  I ran my background piece through the Sparkle Impressions Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is from the Snow is Glistening stamp set and I used the Every Day Label punch to punch it out.

I matted it against Blushing Bride to make it stand out.  Details about that below.  I added a few Silver Glimmer accent dots; using a standard hole punch.

I added a Basic Rhinestone to the center for just a little bit more sparkle.

Here is how I created the matted frame for my Label punch:

You will need to punch two Every Day Label punches.  They should be different colors. 

Cut the one that you would like to be your frame into two pieces longways like so.

Adhere them to the back leaving a small gap between the two pieces.

And there you have it!  Quick, cute and super easy!

Here are all of the goodies that I used to make my snow filled card today:

These are only available for a limited time only though!!  If you would like more information about the Snowflake Showcase you can check that out here:

Ok, I am off to show my To Do List who is boss!  I hope that you have a super day!  I will be back soonest with lots more to share!