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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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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
$7.50

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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Apron of Love for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

I cannot decide which I like better Color Challenges or Sketch Challenges but I do know that I certainly enjoy the Create with Connie & Mary Challenges.  This week it is a color challenge, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler.

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I have been wanting to create a little treat holder to house some kisses as little favors.  Looking through my dies I came across the Apron Builder framelits and thought they just might be perfect.  I haven't used these framelits or the coordinating Apron of Love stamp set nearly enough. 

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I created a little box and sandwiched it between two aprons  and decorated it using the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle which is one of my  favorite bundles.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  The little 3" x 3" card is decorated with the cute wreath from the Barn Door stamp set and the Sliding Door Framelits.  

Here's all the things I used to make today's projects.

 

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Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created for the color challenge.  

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop...Broadway Star

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use  this month's Paper Pumpkin kit: Broadway Star.

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit is the first time the kit also coordinates with  a product suite in the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  Can you guess what suite it is?  It is called the Broadway Bound Suite and can be found on page 69 of the catalog.

When I opened the Paper Pumpkin box I was so happy to see a black and white striped card bases.  You know I have a thing for black and white and stripes.  

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The first thing that came to mind was to make a box.  This box and lid were made from 2 card bases.  In fact everything I used on this project was in the Paper Pumpkin box except for the Black Satin ribbon which is part of the Broadway Bound suite, the purple star candle, and the surprise inside of the box.

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Now you can see a little bit of what is inside.  I decorated the package with some of the many elements in this month's kit.  

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Have you figured out what the package is?  It is a packet that makes an individual brownie cake in the microwave.  The person who gets this will be able to make themselves a little cake and use the purple star to make a wish.  Honestly I have no idea what the cake tastes like.  I just think it is such a fun little gift. 

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Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun.  Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe.

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to blog to see what the talented Cheryl Hamilton has created.

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