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March 2014

You Make Me Happy Tri-fold Card

Living in the Pacific Northwest you have to come to terms with the fact that it rains here.  I guess that is why this stamp from the Sale-A-Bration set See Ya Later is my favorite.  I think the other stamps are great but this one speaks to me and where I am right now.

See Ya Later tri-fold
It is very appropriate for today.  I just read that we have had the wettest March since they have started keeping records. 

See Ya Later tri-fold 12 open

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Remember Sale-A-Bration ends on Monday!   

Sale-A-Bration Ending Soon!

I feel like Chicken Little warning you about the end of Sale-A-Bration.  Unfortunately unlike Chicken Little this warning is true!  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.  I hate to see it end.  I will miss saying you can choose a free gift  from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Oh well, instead of focusing on the end I am going to focus on sharing more ideas on using your SAB gifts.  

Petal Parade holder

Notice the Petal Parade stamp set and the Sweet Sorbet DSP.  Oh wait, look what's inside!

Petal Parade holder open
It is a note card from the Good as Gold card kit!  

Good as gold notecard

 Isn't it wonderful how they all coordinate?  

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Don't miss out on Sale-A-Bration!  Shop online or contact me before  March 31, 2014!

You are Amazing Star Stamper


Star stamper

You are amazing!  Yes, you are all those things and more!  Are you wondering where in the heck did I get this stamp?  I designed it!  Let me tell you it was both easy and so fun to do.    Stampin' Up has a new option to make your own monogram.  It is called the Circle Monogram stamp 132852 $23.95

Make your own

The font style and image is set but you can use it to create personalized thank yous, save the date, really it is up to you.  

Star stamper sideThe  only problem with the Circle Monogram stamp is that I want to make lots more of them.   This is really a fun new addition.   

Star stamper



Just so you know the Silver Glimmer paper is part of the Weekly Deal and it just may be time to stock up!
Weekly deal March 25-31

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Glittered Stippled Blossoms

This is going to be quick!  I have some fun friends coming by to stamp in just a few minutes.  Here's one of the cards we are going to make.  

Stipple blossoms scallop tag punch side

Stippled Blossoms is one pretty stamp set and for a 2 step stamping set it is very forgiving.   I did the Scallop Tag topper punch to make the super cool closure.  I don't know who came up with this idea to begin with but I hope you know you are awesome.   To add a little more to the card I glittered up the whole stamped panel by inking it with VersaMark and then covering it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  It is really super glittery in real life.  

Stippled Blossoms scallop punch front

If you would like to see more samples using the Stippled Blossoms stamp set got to the left sidebar of the blog and look in the Categories and way down at the bottom you will  see "Stamp Set Stippled Blossoms."  Click on that and it will bring up lots of different samples using the set.    That's it for now.  If you have any questions let me know and thanks for stopping by!


Happy Birthday My Paper Pumpkin!

My Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its first birthday!   Like any newborn there's been some growing pains along the way and also great growth and maturity.  I have really noticed it in the past few kits.  Changes have been made and the kits are bigger and in my opinion better.  Check out the March kit.

March mypp

There are 4 wood cut thank yous and 4 wood cut congrats!  Yes that means 8 cards total!  Here's a list of all that is in the March kit.

    *Glittered Greeting Photopolymer stamp set
    *8 printed card bases
    *Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Spot
    *Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Spot
    *1 sheet of self adhesive Champagne glitter dots
    * 4 "thank you" wood cuts
    *4 "congrats" wood cuts
    *8 gold goil envelope liners
    *8 white envelopes
    *Mini glue dots

If you decide you would like to give My Paper Pumpkin a try there is no better time then right now.  In March, any new My Paper Pumpkin subscriber  will receive a set of In Color Stampin' Write Markers (2012-2014 $14.95 value) FREE with their Welcome kit.  After your first month you will receive the same kit as everyone else!  Here is my link to subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin.

Once you are a subscriber you can get in on this awesome offer! 

Click on any image above and it will take you to a PDF that is easier to read.  If you would like to order any of these full or refill kits please feel free to contact me or you can call Stampin' Up! directly( 1-800-782-6787), remember you have to be a current My Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order and they are only available while supplies last.   


Serene Silhouettes One Flap Easel Card

Serene Silhouettes one flap easel

I am still playing around with the One Flap Easel card that I shared on the last Fun Fold Friday post.  I was preparing a shoebox project to take to a Stampin' Up! demonstrator get toegether and wanted to use a stamp set that did not require any coloring and the Serene Silhouettes set  worked perfectly.  

Serene Silhouettes one flap easel up

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Serene Silhouettes one flap easel side

Next thing I want to try is  a photo instead of a stamped image in the easel.  Wouldn't that be cute?   Here's the link  to the tutorial.

Have you seen the Weekly Deal?  I am sure you have but just in case...

Weekly deal 3-18 to 3-24 SigBee

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop-Hoppity Hop Hop!

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month the theme is Hoppity Hop Hop!  I will confess that I was stumped on what to do and then it came to me.  I hope you will enjoy the return of the Easter Chicks with a little bit of a disguise.

Blog Hop 2

The Easter Chicks first made their debut in March 2012 and then came back for another visit last March so it is only right that they return again this year.  

Blog hop close

  Do you recognize the bag?  It is from February's My Paper Pumpkin box. Love these gift bags and I have to work on not hoarding them.   

Blog hop 2 full

The words are from the Just Sayin' stamp set and cut out using the  Word Bubbles framelits.  I used a marker on the Just Sayin' stamp to get the bubble definition and then stamped the "Happy Easter" from the Delightful Dozen stamp set.  

Thanks for hopping by and I hope you enjoyed your stop here!  Now it is time to hop along to France's blog!

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 or back to BJ's blog

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Fun Fold Friday the One Flap Easel Card

How's that for an awkward blog title?  Hopefully, the fun fold will make up for it!  

Fff flap easel

Fff flap easel front

1. Card Base:
4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Calypso Coral stock
4" x 5-1/4" Very Vanilla card stock.

2. Flap:
2-3/8" x 4-1/2" scored at 1/2", 2-1/2" Calypso Coral
2-1/4" x 3-7/8" Crisp Cantaloupe card stock
2-1/8" x 3-3/4" Shimmery White card stock.

3. Stamp the flower from the Simply Sketched hostess set on to the Shimmery White card stock in Black Stazon.  Color using an Aqua Painter.   Layer onto  the Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.  Tie a bow using  Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon.  

4. Stamp the sentiment from the Million and One set onto the right side of the Very Vanilla card stock using Black Stazon ink.  Make sure that there is enough room for your flap. Place adhesive on the back of the 1/2" Calypso Coral tab and attach it  to the back of the Very Vanilla piece.  Layer the flower on the Calypso Coral strip, be sure to only apply adhesive to the portion below the score line.  

5. Cut out butterflies using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and position as shown.  

Fff flap easel rigth


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Hope you enjoyed this Fun Fold Friday!  

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