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June 2014

Kinda Eclectic Western Style by Laurie

Happy Monday! I have a great card to share with you and it even fits the Manly Monday theme and Mailable Monday theme.  This card was created by Laurie Gaudette.  She is in my downline and is a great stamper and friend.  She wanted her card to be a little western and I think she did a great job!

Kinda Eclectic western version by Laurie G

Lots of fun touches on her card.  I love the little embossed strip, the Lost Lagoon fringe and how she layered the silver stars.  In my opinion Laurie is a master at color combinations.  I love this combination of Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Soft Suede.

Kinda Eclectic western side by Laurie

I need to head out and meet up with a friend for coffee.  We are going to get dirty lattes.  Are you wondering what that is?  It is a chai latte with a shot of espresso!  Sounds kind of strange but in a most delicious way.   Hopefully with a drink like that I will be super energized and productive the rest of the day.

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You Overwhelm Me With Your Awesomeness

The past few days have been a whirlwind of stamping.  I realized over the weekend that the card swaps I signed up for all needed to be in the mail by Tuesday.  EEEK!   All together I made 46 cards(3 different designs)  and for me that is a lot of stamping.  I did not keep a copy of any of the cards I made which was not too smart but that would have meant 3 more cards. I am happy to report that they are all in the mail and should  arrive on time.  

Here's a card we made at my stamp club.  Can I say again I love this stamp set and this sentiment will be used a lot!

Flower  Patch In Color


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If you do not have The Flower Patch stamp set and Flower Fair Framelits, I think you need them.  If you agree you can click on the picture of the bundle in the supply list and it will take you to my online store.   Thank you and keep on being your awesome self!

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Weekly Deal for June 24-30


Here are a couple ideas  from the past featuring the Window Frames Collection.  

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Check out this post for all the measurements on how to layer the Window Frame Collection framelits.  The one above is for the largest framelit.

Here's another way to use the Window Frame  Collection framelits.

Window Frame framelits

So, if you have been on the fence about these framelits now is the time to jump off and get them!   You can click on any of the items in the weekly deal and it will take you to my online store.  Thanks!

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Another A Happy Hooray card

There are so many samples in the catalog that I want to make. Here's another A Happy Hooray card which was inspired by the journal on page 145.  When Laurie came over to stamp with me we  did not have all of the supplies to CASE this card so we came up with our own version which was heavily influenced by the sample.

     A Happy Hooray Case

Are you wondering what color the card base  is?  Would you believe Lost Lagoon?  We cut a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and layered it over the Lost Lagoon card.  Don't you  love the soft color it created?

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Are you wondering how I attached the vellum to the card base?  I used glue dots and positioned them behind the gold foil hearts.  The vellum is securely on the card and you cannot see the adhesive.  Love that!  

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It's a Boy Center Stair Step card

So, have you made your own Center Stair Step card? I posted a tutorial yesterday if you want to  make one.  These cards are so fun to make especially with all the new stamps and coordinating framelits  in the new catalog.  I've been wanting  to use my   Something for Baby stamp set and Baby's First framelits aka a bundle and really it is perfect for this card.

Something for Baby Center Stair step card 1

This was so fun to make.  The hardest part was figuring out which of the fun images I wanted to use on the card.  I love the onesie and the little hanger!

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Something for Baby center stair step card 2


I wasn't going to get this fun set and framelits since it does not look like I will be a grandmother anytime soon but we recently found out that my niece is pregnant so of course I  had to order it.  It really is adorable and I know I will make good use of it.  

If you need any of the supplies I used to make this card just click on the image and it will take you to my online store.  I would really appreciate it.

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Fun Folds Friday Center Stair Step Card

Hip, hip hooray , it is time for another Fun Fold Friday tutorial.  Here's the fun fold we are going to talk about.  I am not sure what the official name is so for now we will call it the Center Stair Step card. I featured this card as a part of the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop that debuts on the 15th of the month.

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1. Cut a piece of card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  This is the card base.


FFF Center stair step card


Solid lines are cut lines and dotted lines are score lines

2.   Lightly draw a pencil line 1" from the 5-1/2" edge.  Repeat on the other 5-1/2" side.  Along the long edge (8-1/2") measure in 1-3/8" and make a cut starting at the 1" mark and stopping at the other end at the 1" mark.  Repeat along the other edge.  Follow the score lines between these 2 cuts as shown in the picture above.  

FFF Center stair step card

3.  First we are going to fold the middle section of the card.  The first score line at 1" is a mountain fold, the next is a valley fold (1-1/2"), the next is a mountain (3"), the next a valley fold (4-1/4"), and the last at 6" is a mountain fold.

4.  The  4-1/4" fold on the 2 arms are mountain folds.

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5. Now the fun really  begins!  Let's make some "floating" embellishments.   Cut 1/4" x 3" piece of window sheet.  Attach a star or whatever you want to float to the window sheet strip using glue dots.  I like to attach another star to the back, sandwiching the strip of window sheet.  This makes your card look cleaner  from the back.  

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6.  Attach it to the back panel with a glue dot.  Just be careful that the embellishment is not taller than the 2 side pieces.  If it is higher it maynot fit in a standared A-2 envelope.

7.  Here are the measurements for the DSP to finish the card.

            2 strips 1-1/8" x 4"

            1 strip 3/4" x 2-3/4"

            1 strip  1-3/8" x 2-3/4"

            1 strip 1-5/8" x 2-3/4"

Hope this helps you make your own version of the card.  Be sure to send me a picture so I can see what you made!  Come back tomorrow and I will have another Center Stair Step card to share with you!

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Laurie's A Happy Hooray

Today I have another CASED card.  This one was created by one of my downline, Laurie Gaudette.  She posted this card to our team's Facebook group and I knew I needed to make one.  We planned a stamp date and she brought A Happy Hooray stamp set with her so I could make the card.  

     A Happy Hooray Laurie case

Isn't it a beauty of a card?   I think it really shows off the new In Colors. Did you recognize the Label Bracket punch?  Laurie suggsted that I turn it and position it so the stripes ran vertically.  It is amazing how just that little adjustment changed the look of the punch. A Happy Hooray Laurie case label close up


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 Thanks Laurie for letting me share you card!  I love it and yes I have added A Happy Hooray stamp set and the Tag Talk stamp set to my wish list. 

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In Color Copy and Bordering Blooms

I picked today to be a day of stamping, a day to get samples for my blog made,  swap cards created, classes figured out, in other words a day to get caught up and dare I say it even a little ahead. I have a pitcher of iced tea made, dinner planned, so I should be all set right?  Well you know how these things go, my mind is a total blank.  So, I decided to CASE something from the catalog to get me started.  I wanted to work with the new In Colors  so I turned to page 176 and here's what I made.

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I hope you are admiring (humor me) my attempts at fussy cutting.  I am not the best fussy cutter but I liked how it looked in the catalog so I had to try.  I did not have all the embellishments or all of the same stamp sets so I had to improvise a little, which I guess helps make it more of  my own. 

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Love the Little Letters framelits.  You'll be seeing a lot more of them.  I need to get back to my day of catching up.  Hopefully inspiration will hit soon otherwise you'll be seeing a lot of Catalog Case cards.

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Time for the Weekly Deal!

Don't you love Tuesdays?  I always look forward to seeing what is on the Weekly Deal!

Lots of great products on special this week!  Here's a sample featuring the Delicate Design folder and large Scallop Edgelit.  The stamp set was from this past Sale-A-Bration.

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If you have any questions let me know.  The pictures in the Weekly Deal graphic link to my online store.  Pretty cool huh?  Just making it a little easier to shop.  Have a great Tuesday!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop... Home of the Brave

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Yes, it is time for another fun Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month's theme...Home of the Brave.  I will be honest I was a little stumped on what to make.  Fortunately  the Stars framelits were one of my first purchases from the new Stampin' Up! catalog so I had them as my starting point.  Next I wanted to use some patterned paper and the only thing that I knew that had the colors I needed was the DSP stacks.   It was pure coincidence that I saw the chevron design.  It is not exactly stars and stripes but I think it works.

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I love that the stars appear to be floating.  I know I cannot fool you but it is a fun illusion.  Are you wondering how did I get navy blue glimmer paper?  I used my old trick of embossing Iridescent Ice embossing powder over Night of Navy card stock.   

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It is time for you to hop on over to Frenchie's blog.  She's got a really cute card to share with you!

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If you haven't seen BJ 's project yet,  you need to.  She has a great project to share with you!

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