Ribbon of Courage and the Support Ribbon Framelits

I like a good surprise.  Remember I said good surprise.  An example of a good surprise is the flower and leaf die that comes in the Support Ribbon Framelits die set.   It is a great flower and different from my other flower dies.   


Isn't it a super cute flower and leaf?  I paired it with one of the sayings from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.   This sentiment gets used a LOT by me.  It fits a lot of situations and you know I am a big fan of the two font look.  Are you wondering where I got the Smoky Slate striped paper from?  I made it!  Yes, it is the Diagonal Stripe Background stamp turned so it is no longer diagonal.  


I used the largest circle Stitched Shapes framelits for the Real Red layer and the second to the largest circle (Layering Circles framelits) for the Smoky Slate stripe.  


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I'm happy with  how this card turned out.  I think it will brighten up someone's mailbox real soon.  I like it so much that I am entering it in the What Will You Stamp Challenge#152, #WWYS152.  

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Flying Home and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #494

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #494!  


If you haven't guessed by now I have been having so much fun with the Flying Home stamp set.  The images are so sweet and coloring can be quick or more detailed, either way it seems to turn out.  I do wish there were coordinating framelits so it would be easier to cut out those cute little birds, bee and butterflies. 

Did you notice that I used a bird from the A Good Day set?  She's the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight bird on the lower left.   I thought she looked like she belonged with this flock.   The background paper is from the Sale-A-Bration paper pack, Bubbles & Fizz.  This DSP is free with a $50 purchase and coordinates with the Bubble Over stamp set.   The gorgeous Pool Party ribbon is part of the Shimmer Ribbon pack which is another Sale-A-Bration choice.   

This was a fun card to make and here's this week's sketch.


Be sure to check out what the other design team members created for this sketch.   I hope you will join in and  post what you create on the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook page.

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A Good Day

The Good Day stamp set was not originally on my must have list.  Every time I looked at the Occasions catalog the more I liked it.  I like the simple sweet images in the set and knew I would make good use of the different sentiments.  As you can probably guess I do not have much willpower when it comes to stamps.


This was my first card and it is sweet and simple.   I have always loved this template and the gingham ribbon is just perfect.  You will be seeing more variations of this design in the days to come.

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Oh So Eclectic and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday #354

Taking a little break and using one of my favorite sets from the SU! Annual catalog.  I can get so wrapped up in using the new stamp sets and accessories that I forget to use products from the Annual catalog.


This is the sketch for the challenge with the optional theme of Metallic



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Be sure to check out the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog to see what the other designers created for this challenge.   You can also get all the details on how to participate in the challenge on the blog and also the Facebook group.


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Fruit Basket Makeover

Last November I attended Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event.  As you might have guessed we always do some make and takes.  One of the make and takes used the Fruit Basket stamp set and the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack.  SUper cute little tags!


I was working on a display of samples and couldn't figure out how to best display these  little tags so I decided to give them a little makeover.


I decided to make them in to note card size (finished size of 3-1/2" x 5")  cards.   I added a strip of paper from the Tutti Frutti 6" x 6" DSP, some Real Red enamel dots and some Real Red ribbon.  So cute, right?  I had to use some retired Real Red ribbon because the only current Real Red ribbon is only 1/8" wide and just didn't look right.   The note cards come with envelopes and are made from a nice thick card stock.  This size of note cards are mailable too!


The only thing I added to this card besides the actual note card  was a strip of Tutti Frutti DSP.   I was able to re-use the ribbon that was originally on the tag.  Now I have 2 cute note cards to display and hopefully inspire my guests.  

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Magical Day Mermaid and the Sharks

Last November, I received the Magical Day stamp set at Stampin' Up's On Stage event.  Honestly, this would not have been a set that I would normally have ordered.  I guess Prize Patrol works in mysterious ways because now that I have gotten a chance to play with it, I love it! 


Aren't these fun?  I made a few of these as favors for a meeting.  The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday set and I am a big fan of the sentiments in that set. Treat yourself is a perfect sentiment for all those little treats we like to make and give.  

Did you notice the glittery turquoise heart?   That is one of the colors from the Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer paper.  The Glimmer paper pack comes in Iridescent, light green, and turquoise.  You get 8 sheets of each color in the pack.  Love!

I am so happy that I got this set and am enjoying expanding my stamping horizons!  

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Flying Home and the Petal Garden DSP Stack

Everyday I go for a walk.  I have been pretty lucky this winter and have been able to get out and walk in between rain showers.  Today I wasn't so lucky.  While I was out walking (in the rain) I started thinking about spring.  Once I got home and got dried off I made this card.


I used the lovely Petal Garden DSP stack with the super cute Flying Home stamp set.  Don't they look like they were made for each other?  I colored in the image using the Stampin' Blends.  


I used the Calypso Coral ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack.  This ribbon is very easy to work with and makes very pretty bows. 


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It was fun to mix products from the Annual catalog, Occasions catalog, and Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Remember you can receive the Shimmer Ribbon pack for free with a $50 purchase.  If you need any of the catalogs and do not have a SU demonstrator I would be happy to send them to you.  

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Picture Perfect Birthday and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #493

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #493.  This week it is a Color Challenge.


The challenge colors are Old Olive, Marina Mist and Calypso Coral.  


The first thing I thought of was the paper from the Bubbles and Fizz DSP.  The Bubbles and Fizz DSP pack is really fun and bright.  This is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices which means you can get it for free with a $50 order.  I love the hearts and was reminded by one of my team members that this design works beautifully for Valentine's too.


I used images from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in the challenge colors.  Once I completed the stamping I covered the circle in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with a mix of Dazzling Diamonds glitter and Clear Embossing powder.  I think the glittery embossing livens up the card.  One of the things I really like about the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set is the sentiments.  I always like when fonts are mixed in a sentiment and I especially like this hand lettered font.


I finished off the card tying a bow using the 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon.  This ribbon is super soft and easy to tie.  This is a quick card with a little bit of glittery appeal.  

I hope you will join in the challenge and be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for the challenge.  I think you will be inspired.

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The Yellow Striped Charming Cafe

Right about now you are beginning to wonder if I own any stamp sets other than Charming Cafe.  Rest assured, I do.  If you haven't guessed by now I am crazy about the Charming Cafe bundle and keep thinking of ways to use it.  I guess it is a good problem to have since it means this is a very useful and versatile bundle.


Don't ya just love the striped awning?  The yellow striped DSP (Designer Series Paper) is from the Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" pack.  I stamped the DSP in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, did some cutting, and glued the awning  back on to the stamped image.  It was pretty quick and I love how it turned out.  Wish there was a cute and charming cafe that looked like this near me.


CHeck out the cute little topiary.  Yes,  there is a die to cut it out.  In fact there are 3 dies to cut out the topiary image.   This means you can quickly cut out a bunch of topiaries for your cafe scene.  

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If you want to see some of the other projects I have shared using this bundle go here  and  here.  There are also a few more samples on my Facebook page.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Let's Sale-A-Brate!

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are Sale-A-Brating! As you hop along with us you will see lots of fun ideas on ways to use Sale-A-Bration products.  


I am using the super adorable Party Pandas set!  I think pandas are the perfect animals after all they are black and white and you know how much I love a black and white color scheme.


 This is a tri-fold card.  I started with a 4-1/4" x 11" card base and scored it at 4-1/4"  and 8-1/2".


The DSP is from the Petal Passion DSP pack and you know this is a favorite of mine.   


The sweet little sentiment is from the very useful Teeny Tiny Wishes.   This is a set that I know will have the sentiment I am looking for.   The Red Glimmer Paper heart was cut out using the Mini Treat Bag thinlits.

Are wondering how you can get your own Party Pandas stamp set?  You can get this stamp set FREE!  Yes, free.  You just need to place a $50 order  (before shipping and tax) and you qualify to get this set at no cost.  This is all part of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion!  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator you currently with, I would love to help you.  

Now it is time for you to hop along and see what the talented Laura Milligan has created.

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