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Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Happy New Year!
Here’s to a wonderful and healthy 2014!

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Best New Year
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, & Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Markers, Big Shot, Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Star Punch, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals; Super Ellipse Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

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Silhouette Craze

December 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Silhouette Craze

I, too, have succumbed to the Silhouette craze! And now that I have used my Portrait for the first time, I wonder what took me so long. Thanks to the wonderful teachers in A Cut Above on onlinecardclasses.com, I am up and running with this wonderful electronic cutting machine. The digital die cut by Ali Edwards used on this card is one of the free downloads in this on-line class.

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Stamps: Bloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Yoyo Yellow, Garden Green (SU!); Sweet Threads (BasicGrey); White Cardstock (Staples)
Ink: Summer Sun (SU!)
Accessories: Silhouette Portrait (Silhouette America); Ali Edwards Card Sentiment Boxes Digital Die Cuts (OCC); Floral Circles Die Set (Verve Stamps); Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Rhinestone Stickers (Michaels); Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)

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Featured Stamper: Sandie

December 15th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Featured Stamper: Sandie
I am still working on my Christmas cards and there was a lot of wonderful inspiration to be found in Featured Stamper sistersandie‘s gallery today. I CASEd her CAS245 ~ Holly Branch card, but made a few changes. My card base is dry-embossed Kraft cardstock, and instead of adding a golden embellishment I stamped the Christmas sentiment with gold ink.

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Stamps: Festive Foliage, Compact Sentiments, Very Vintage Labels No. 25 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi (SU!); Delicata Golden Glitz (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Big Shot, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Labels Twenty-Five Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Tim Holtz Candy Stripes Alterations Texture Fades Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Silhouette Portrait (Silhouette America); Festive Foliage Cut Files (Waltzingmouse Stamps)

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Mojo Monday 322

December 8th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Mojo Monday 322
Just playing with my Serenade paper collection and new embellishments from Ellen Hutson‘s store! I used the Mojo Monday 322 sketch for this quick card.

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Stamps: Cup of Life, Holiday Treats (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Early Espresso, Whisper White (SU!); Serenade (BasicGrey)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!); Memento Espresso Truffle (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Big Shot, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, Crystal Effects, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Tagged Rectangle Die (Verve Stamps); Lawn Ornaments Mixed Sequins (Lawn Fawn); Metallic Vintage Natural Hemp Cord (Hemptique); Copic Marker (G82)

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Santa’s List

December 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Santa's List
This Christmas card was totally inspired by Laura Milligan’s beautiful Founder’s Circle swap card. I’ve had this vintage postcard stamp in my stash for years, but I don’t remember ever using it before. The little vintage hot air balloon image from the Postage Collection set fit nicely inside the postage stamp outline. I cut the washi tape in half to decorate the bottom of the card, reminiscent of a strip of bar coding attached to postcards by the USPS.

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Stamps: Santa’s List, Postage Collection (SU!); Antique Floral Postcard (River City Rubber Works)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory (SU!)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso (SU!); Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Season Of Style Designer Washi Tape, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (SU!); Inkssentials™ Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

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