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Garden Lane DSP & the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0058

Did you know there was a National Lucky Penny day?  Well, there is and it is celebrated on May 23.  National Lucky Penny Day is the festivity featured on the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0058.  

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To play in the challenge pick 3 of the elements to include in your project.  It is easy and fun to play along!  

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Here's what I made using the elements: copper, green, gift card holder, and congratulations sentiment.  This just may be the easiest gift card holder you will ever make.

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All you need to do is cut the front of the card to the score line to form a pocket.  Secure the side and along the bottom to form a pocket.  Lots of retiring products were used to make this card.  

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 Click HERE for a PDF Tutorial!

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Hope to see your project for Festive Friday #FF0058 in the Gallery!

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ICS Blog Hop...Petal Pink

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop!  This month we are hopping and sharing projects with the theme of It's a Girl Thing, Monochromatic style. 

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I have to tell you that it has been a struggle!  I had the hardest time figuring out what I wanted to make.  This is probably the 3rd or 4th thing I have made and well time is getting short so I am sticking with this one.  

I am a fan of Petal Pink.  We haven't always gotten along but it has definitely grown on me and I use it a lot.   This is an easy and fun way to package a treat.

  • 5-3/4" x 9-3/4" piece of Petal Pink CS scored at 2-3/4" x 7"
  • Seal up the back creating a flat open ended packet
  • Use the Ornate Floral 3-D Embossing Folder and emboss a 4" x 5-1/2" piece of Petal Pink Vellum (Perennial Essence Vellum)
  • Create Petal Pink Vellum flowers using the Magnolia Memory dies and the Perennial Flower punch.  Layer the two smaller 3 petal dies, then the Perennial Flower punch, and then the center in Petal Pink CS.  The circle in the middle of the flower is Petal Pink CS heat embossed with a mix of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and Clear Embossing Powder. 
  • Attach the flowers to the embossed piece of Petal Pink Vellum using Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Use glue dots or dots of liquid glue and apply to the back of the vellum where the flowers are.  This will prevent adhesive from showing through when you attach it to the packet.  Now adhere it to the front of the Petal Pink packet.  
  • Punch a hole in the center near the top of the packet (punching through the front and the back).  Insert one end of the Petal Pink ribbon through both holes. Place the brownie mix in the packet between the ribbon.  Push the brownie mix down into the packet until it is hidden.  Tie a bow at the top and cut the ribbon
  • Stamp in VersaMark ink the sentiment on Petal Pink CS and sprinkle White Embossing powder.  Emboss using the Heat Tool.  Cut out using the die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  Attach it to the front using a Stampin' Dimensional.

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This would make a great little favor or gift for a friend or co-worker.  Think of all the different kind of treats you could package like this!  Now it is time to check out what the talented Deb Naylor has made for you.

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Rise & Shine

How are you?  Hope you are doing well.  I made it a full 7 days of posting here!  It hasn't always been early but I am giving myself some grace and just working on sharing something here everyday.   Today's project was one we made at the last face to face event I did.  It seems so long ago, when in fact it was less than 3 weeks ago. How things have changed.

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This is a sleeve for the Acetate Card Boxes.  We used a sponge brayer to color the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Paper and attached it to some Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  Grapefruit Grove is one of the 2018-20 In Colors and I really like how it plays so nicely with Petal Pink and Calypso Coral.   We stamped the mug from Rise & Shine (Sale-A-Bration 2020) and cut it out using the Cup of Cheer dies.  

Wondering what's inside the box?

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A package of Mug Treats along with a spoon!  This particular treat is a Cinnamon Roll Cake Mix and even comes with a little package of topping.  This would make a great little sweet gift and since you are starting with an acetate box, quick to make too!

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Remember Sale-A-Bration and the Coordination Products ends on March 31!  Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by.  

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Positive Thoughts Notes

How are you?  Hope you are doing well.  These are strange times we are living in.  We are practicing social distancing and I spend most of my time at home.  I go out for walks and maybe to the grocery store but otherwise I am home.  So far, so good.  I am very happy that I have a lot of creative projects to work on. I decided that I also needed to use this time at home to work on little projects around the house.  I started a list of projects and decided to make a pretty cover for my list.

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This little notepad is half of a mini legal pad and I happened to have some in my stash of projects to work on.  I used the Festive Friday #FF0055 Inspo list to help me decide how I was going to decorate it.  

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I chose rainbow (rainbow of butterflies),  glitter/glimmer (Sparkle Glimmer paper) and rhinestones.  To play along with the Festive Friday Challenge all you need to do is use 3 of the elements from the Inspo list and upload it to the gallery.  There are a few other rules that you can see HERE.  It is easy to play along and the design team loves to see what you are making!

Be sure to  check out what the rest of the design team created for #FF0055.  Each member of the design team creates a tutorial or video for their project.  If you would like to make a Butterfly Rainbow Notebook CLICK HERE for a tutorial.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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The Host Code for March is PFZWJCN3.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you 2 card kits with a tutorial and a completed sample as a thank you gift.

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 


ICS Blog Hop...Lovely Lily Pad

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Happy New Year and welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share (ICS) Blog Hop!  We are excited to share with you some sneak peeks from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Just a few more sleeps until the start of both the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  We love this time of year.  Starting January 3, when  you purchase $50 (US) in product you will be able to choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I mean seriously who doesn't love a free gift?! 

I chose to focus on the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set.  This stamp set also has a coordinating die set, Lily Pad which is  free with a $100 purchase, and coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Lily Impressions which is free with a $50 purchase.

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I made a bag using the All Dressed Up dies (January-June 2020 Mini catalog) and the Lily Impressions DSP.  The bag holds three 3" x 3" cards. Wouldn't this make a fun gift?

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I used the circles in Stitched Shapes dies to create the handles for my bag.  I used #1 and #3 stitched circles (#1 being the smallest). I place the smaller circle inside the larger die and ran them through my die cutting machine. They fit perfectly on the front of the bag and is a fun alternative to the handles included in the All Dressed Up dies.

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Here are the 3 cards I made to fit in the bag.  I also included envelopes which can be found here.  These little note cards are too small to mail.  They are great as gift tags or little notes to tuck in someone's lunch or leave on someone's desk.  

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The lily and lily pad were embossed in white on Shimmery White cs.  I like to use Shimmery White cs when I water color.  It doesn't absorb as quickly as regular Whisper White cs so you can move around the color.   I also attached some gems from the From My Heart Faceted Gems in the January-June 2020 Mini catalog.  The DSP is also from the Lily Impressions DSP.

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I love the ombre effect on the design strips.  These strips were cut using the Lily Pad dies from the Lily Impressions DSP, the same design that the bag was cut from.  The flower was also created using the Lily Pad dies.

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On this little note card I again watercolored and embossed the lily and leaves from the Lovely Lily Pad set.  Used the border die from the Lily Pad dies and the From the Heart Faceted Gems.

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This was a very fun project to put together and offers a good look at the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad dies, and the Lily Impressions DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Now it is time to head on over to see what Dana Sullivan has created for you!

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A Gift for a Golfer

My husband is a golfer so the Country Club Suite in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog was a must have for me.  Everything in the suite is wonderful and perfect to make cards and gifts for him and his golf buddies.

Here's a fun little package using the Clubhouse bundle, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP, and the All Dressed Up dies.

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I used the Wrapped in Plaid DSP for the box but I could have easily used the Country Club DSP.  The golf ball/tee image from the Clubhouse set was quickly colored using Stampin' Blends and cut out with the coordinating Golf Club dies.  Here's how  I created the tee holder.  Start by cutting a 1/2" strip of Shaded Spruce card stock.  Run a bone folder over the strip to soften the fibers.  Glue down about 1-1/4" of the strip and then make a loop. Put the tee in the loop to make sure it fits and then apply a strip of glue to secure the loop. Repeat the process for the second tee and then glue down the strip and trim to fit the bag.

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If you were wondering what is in the All Dressed Up bag, it is a golf glove.  I am not putting on handles on this bag and using it more as a box.  The All Dressed Up dies are very versatile and with a little change of paper can be used for so many different occasions.  Can you tell  I am loving this die?!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for December 4GWASV6U.   When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you a package of Noble Peacock Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in January 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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On To Adventure & the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge 573

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge.

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I have been shining the spotlight in the On to Adventure stamp set and realized I haven't used one stamp yet, so I had to get to work. 

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What do you think?  Don't you love this little golf guy?  Isn't he so sporty with his Grapefruit Grove pants & Pretty Peacock shirt?  This reminded me of the days when it was very fashionable for men to wear really loud outfits on the golf course.  Memories of my dad in bright yellow pants!  Brings a smile  to my face.  Are you wondering, where is the Sahara Sand?  I used it to color his hair and also  the scalloped circle is Sahara Sand. 

We are going on an overnight golf trip.  I thought this would be a fun favor for the men folk in the group.  Now I just have to convince my husband to give up some of his golf balls to finish them.  

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created "FORE" this color challenge.  

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On To Adventure Pillow Box

I wanted to make a quick little gift for a friend who is leaving on vacation.  I knew my favorite gal from the On to Adventure stamp set would be perfect for the tag but what kind of box?  I did a quick look around the Craft Cubbie (the name I have given my stamp room cause it is pretty small) and found some Kraft Pillow Boxes. They were  perfect for what I wanted to give her.

I did some quick coloring with Stampin' Blends, die cut a few circles, and tied a pretty Poppy Parade ribbon around the box and I was done!

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I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  Are you wondering what I put inside the box?  Well I should have taken a picture before I sealed it up but I put in some chocolate, a coffee gift card and some aspirin.  Consider it a travel emergency kit!  

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On To Adventure Cling Stamp Set
$20.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Ivory Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Kraft Pillow Boxes
$5.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Noble Peacock Rhinestones
$5.50
Poppy Parade 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Textured Weave Ribbon
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So many fun ways to use the On to Adventure stamp set.  I have a few more ideas comin up!  Stay tuned or better yet be sure to subscribe to my blog feed!

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Coffee Gift Card holder

Here's another quick and easy gift card holder.  This one is perfect for those coffee cards that are a nice little treat anytime.  

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I used the Envelope Punch Board to create the gift card holder.  I started with a 5-1/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Wood Textures DSP.   The first measurement is to punch and score at 2-1/4", then simply turn and punch and score lining up with the previous score line.

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I made a belly band that fits around the envelope. I attached the largest snowflake (from the now retired limited edition Snowfall thinlits) on to the belly band and attached the coffee cup on to the snowflake.Don't you love the plaid cup?  I used the Festive Farmhouse DSP for the cup and wrap.   This gift card holder comes together quickly and the hardest part is figuring out what paper to use to make those cute cups from the Coffee Cup framelits.

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Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack.  There's new product in the Clearance Rack and it's going fast!  The Year-End Closeout is still going strong until January 2nd so check that out also.

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