Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #502

I have been enjoying the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit and used it for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #502.  


The kit contains lots of die cuts that are embossed with silver foil.  I used the cake die cut and colored in the flowers with markers to mimic the colors in the flower bouquet which is also part of the kit.  Included in the kit is the pretty Marina Mist scalloped velvet ribbon and the 1/8" silver and white washi tape.  It is quick and easy to create borders with the ribbon and washi.  


I  added a strip of Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP to tie the elements together and  finished the card with a bow and some silver sequins.   I have made other cards using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit here and here .  The kit contains so many pretty images and embellishments and is a great to have to create beautiful cards.


I hope you will join in the fun and create a card with the sketch.   Check out the Create with Connie and Mary blog for all the information and to submit your card. 

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Blossoming Basket and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge

Time for the Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge!  Every other Tuesday I get to design a card for the design team for this fun challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge.  


I used the beautiful Blossoming Basket stamp set which is part of the second release of Sale-A-Bration items.   This stamp set has a coordinating embossing folder, Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF and they are bundled together and is free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.

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Head on over to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog and check out what the other design team members created for this challenge.  I hope you will  join in the challenge too! Remember Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31 so be sure to place your order soon!

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Pocket Basket and the Easter Chick

If you have been reading my blog for awhile you might remember this little chick, if not check out this post.  I updated her a little and created a basket for her.


The basket was made with the Pocket Framelits and embossed with the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing folder.  Cut out 2 of the pockets and a strip that measures 1-1/2" x 7-1/2" scored at 2-1/4", 3-3/4", and 5-1/4".  This strip is what makes the pocket.  The handle is 1" x 7".   Emboss all the pieces and then use Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear and Tape for the strip that connects the 2 pockets.


I used the Layering Circle framlelits for the chick's body.  The wings are from the Blossom Builder Punch.  Her comb is also from the Blossom Builder punch.  Her eyes are black rhinestones that I had leftover from Halloween.  You can also color rhinestones using the Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends. Her beak I cut freehand and her legs can also be cut freehand.  If you have the Bouquet Bunch Framelits you can use the single stem folded in half for her legs.   


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Sale-A-Bration is a great time to stock up on essentials.  Need adhesive, paper?  Order now and get a free gift with your $50 order.  If you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration feel free to ask me. 

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A Good Day and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #501

It is time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge # 501!  This week it is a color challenge.


Color challenges are often harder for me than sketch challenges, not this time.  Why?  The answer is Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  Yes, this DSP is one of the many options available as a free gift during Sale-A-Bration and contain these exact colors.  


One side of the DSP coordinates beautifully with the Bubbles Over bundle in the Occasions catalog and the other side has more neutral designs like the ones I used in my card.   I used the A Good Day stamp set for the sweet little tree and sentiment.  This set is so cute and perfect for quick and easy cards.  


I colored in the image using Lemon Lime, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Markers.  I added the rhinestones which I colored with the Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends marker.


Remember you too can join in the challenge.  Go to the Create with Connie and Mary blog and enter your project.  While you are there be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created.  

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PS: New Sale-A-Bration choices are being released today.  Click here to see the new choices.


Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Take 2

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop Take 2!  We are in the last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration 2018 and I think this was one of the best ones yet!  There were so many great gift choices when you placed a qualifying order and Stampin' Up! has made it even better with even more choices!


One of the stamp sets I adore is the Blossoming Basket stamp set.  This is part of a bundle that was in the second release of Sale-A-Bration products.  This beautiful stamp set is bundled with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder which means you receive both with a $100 qualifying order.  The Basket Weave Embossing Folder will be available again in the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog but the Blossoming Basket stamp set will not.  If you want this beautiful basket image, butterfly, tag, and 2 sentiments you will need to get it during Sale-A-Bration.


This fold is called a Center Step Easel Card and I first saw this style of card on Amanda Bates' blog a few years ago.  It is a very fun fold and once you get the pattern down it is not difficult to make.

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Beginning March 15, there will be even more choices available with a $50 and $100 qualifying order.  Click here.

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Time to head on over to see what Laura has created for you.

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Sale-A-Bration 2018...Springtime Foils DSP

Yes,  I am back with another sample using the Sale-A-Bration Springtime Foils Specialty DSP (Designer Series Paper).   


This time I colored the flowers using Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  When I was done coloring, I swiped the surface using the Tuxedo Black Memento pad.  I wiped off the excess ink with a paper towel.   


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I also used the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder which is also a Sale-A-Bration choice paired with the Blossoming Basket stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  Can you tell I am just loving this year's Sale-A-Bration choices?  Just a little more than 2 weeks left to get your free Sale-A-Bration gifts.  Contact me or shop online with me here.

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Lots to Love Box and a Pot of Gold

Here's a fun little box perfect for St. Patrick's Day.  


It all started when I found these chocolate coins at the store and knew I had to make something with them.  Thinking about gold coins made me think about a pot of gold and that is how this project came to life.  Finally I can say that I found that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.   

The box was made with the Lots to Love Box Framelits.  I cut  Emerald Envy card stock to 4-1/4" x 4-1/2", you will need 2 of these.  The 4- 1/4"side  is the length of the box.  I lined the flap  of the die to the edge of the card stock and cut the box.    This makes a finished box of about 2-3/4"x 3"  and holds 7 gold coins. 

 The trickiest part of this project was the rainbow.  It would have been so much easier if I had the Rainbow Builder Framelit Dies but since I don't I needed to improvise.  I cut strips of Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point and Eggplant Envy.  I glued them on to a piece of black card stock to keep them together.  I used the same die that I used to cut out the window to cut the edge of the rainbow and hand cut the rainbow using the corner of the box as a guide.  

Are you wondering where the "lucky" came from?  It is from the Charming Cafe and is part of the sentiment, "I am Lucky to have a Friend like you".  I used a black marker to color in the word and stamped it.  

Wondering how I made the pot and the shamrock?  I used the heart design from the Window Box thinlits to cut out the hearts.


This thinlit cuts out 2 sizes of hearts.  I used the larger hearts for the pot.  When I shared this project with  my club some people also made the shamrock with the smaller hearts to put next to the lucky.  It was adorable.



I love my little pot of gold and until I found the real one, this one will do!

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Sale-A-Bration 2018 ...Springtime Foils DSP again

I am back with another card featuring the lovely Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.  


This is another easy card just a little coloring and a bit of cutting.  This time I used the Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends to color in the flower.  


This picture though not the best, shows off the beautiful rose gold foil dots .  


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Not very many supplies needed to create this card.  This is another situation where the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP does all the work.  Be sure to get your free package of Springtime Foils Specialty DSP during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.  

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Sale-A-Bration 2018...Springtime Foils DSP

The Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is so pretty.   Part of me wants to hoard it because I know I won't be able to get it after Sale-A-Bration ends.  I am trying to fight that feeling and just enjoy the loveliness while I can.


Quick and easy card that uses 3 Sale-A-Bration choices!


The beautiful foil images were colored using the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.   This card would work for lots of different occasions.  I plan to make more in different colors and not stamp a sentiment until I am ready to send the card.

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Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31.  Don't wait too long to place your order for your free Sale-A-bration gift with a $50 order, items are only available while supplies last.  

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