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Jar of Daisies

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

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Before I work on a color  challenge I pull out strips of the card stock in the challenge and clip them together.  They sit on my desk until I am ready to work on the challenge. Usually, by the time I work on the card I have an idea of what to make.  The only thing that came to mind for me was to make a striped background using the colors.

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I stamped the jar from the Jar of Flowers bundle in Night of Navy and the water in Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the Jar punch.  The daisies were punched in Whisper White cardstock using the Medium Daisy punch.   The greenery was cut in Coastal Cabana cardstock using the Forever Flourishing Dies and sponged around the edges using Night of Navy ink.

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There was a bit of an empty space so I added my favorite little butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty dies in Night of Navy cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set inked in Night of Navy.  The Many Mates set is going to be so useful since it has sentiments for the front and inside of the card.  Just peeking out from the inside of the card is a border cut using the Many Medallion dies which can be bundled with the Many Mates set.  

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you liked this week's Create with Connie & Mary Challenge project.  If you are in need of a catalog please contact me and I can send one out to you.  

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Under My Umbrella Note

How are you?  Hope you are doing well.  It is an interesting time for sure.  I have been spending lots of time in my craft room and it has been a comfort to me to focus on something other than the news.  I hope you too have found things to do that bring you comfort and a sense of calm.   

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I love these umbrellas and think gingham umbrellas should definitely be a thing.  I wanted to make a bright and happy card to send to friends and family.  I hope it will cheer them up and let them know they are loved.  I used the Under My Umbrella bundle to stamp and then punch out the umbrella and the handle.  I used the Brights 6" x 6" DSP in Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Gorgeous Grape.  The umbrellas are mounted on the Stitched So Sweetly stitched rectangle die.

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The sentiment is from the A Little Lace stamp set and is perfect.  The little flowers were cut using the Sending Flowers Dies in Whisper White cardstock.  The little rhinestones in the center of the flowers were colored using Stampin' Blends to coordinate with the colors of the umbrella.

Take care good care and please let me know if I can be of assistance.  

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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. 


Merry Moose

First off let me apologize that I am using the Moose punch which is no longer available for purchase.  The Merry Moose stamp set is still available.  

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When we lived in Spokane, WA,  I remember reading in the paper there was a moose who had been hanging around a park near the river so I prepared a picnic dinner and we went out there in search of the moose.  We walked all along the trail, at the time of day he had been known to show up and well you guessed it, no moose.  We had a nice picnic dinner and came home.  I never saw a moose the whole time we lived there.  

I am not sure what brought this all to mind when I saw the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC587.  It is funny how the mind works.

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The moose was stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock and then punched out using the Moose punch.  The moose is not too detailed so it shouldn't be too difficult to fussy cut.  The scarf was stamped using Pretty Peacock ink on Pretty Peacock card stock and fussy cut.   The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, a most useful set that pretty much has every sentiment you might need.  

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The leaves are from the Seasonal Layers dies and I love not cleaning out all the pieces of the detailed leaf.  It creates an interesting look.  The Cajun Craze card stock was embossed using the Swirls & Curls folder.  Can you believe this already embossed piece of card stock was in my scrap folder?!  It was just waiting for me, unlike the moose.

I am loving this color combination!  It is definitely a keeper.  Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created for this challenge.  So many great ideas using this combination of colors!

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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 November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

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. 

Thank you!


ICS Blog Hop...Punch Me Out

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Welcome to the Inspire, Cerate, & Share Blog Hop.  This month we are focusing on Punches!  One of my favorite new punches is the Medium Daisy Punch.  This new punch is a must have.  It coordinates with the Daisy punch and the Daisy Lane stamp set.

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The Medium Daisy punch can be purchased as part of a bundle with the Daisy Lane stamp set or byitself.  The daisies were stamped in Melon Mambo ink and punched out using the Medium Daisy punch.  I stamped and punched it twice for each flower.  The Leaf punch was used to create the Granny Apple Green leaves. 

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The background was created using the new Birch background stamp inked with Crumb Cake ink.  The Birch background stamp is beautiful and one of the first things I ordered from the new catalog.

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The centers of the daisies were created by inking Granny Apple Green card stock with VersaMark and embossing it with a mix of Clear Embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  A layer of Fine-Tip glue was applied over the centers to create a slightly dimensional and glossy finish.

Now it is time for you to check out what Cynthia has created for you.

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Last Chance Little Purse

Today's project just uses products that are on the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Last Chance list.  In fact the Designer Series Paper I used, Whole Lot of Lovely has already sold out.   This is my way of saying, don't wait too long to order off the Last Chance list.

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This little purse is pretty small and holds about 5 little candies, perfect size for a little table favor.  I filled it with orange Mentos candies to coordinate with the paper.  

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The other items I used are still available(at least the last time I checked) on the Last Chance List.  I will miss that sweet little flower from the Tree Builder punch.   In addition to the sweet little flower there is also an apple, raindrop,  little bird, and of course a tree.  A very useful punch indeed!   

All of the Enamel Shapes are being retired.  These little shapes are available by color collections, so you can get them in Brights, Regals and Subtles. There are 5 shapes on each sheet: hearts, stars, and 2 sizes of circles.  These make great little accents and though they be little they add a lot.

The Crushed Curry and Old Olive Mini Chevron ribbon are both being retired.  This ribbon is a great width (3/8"), soft and perfect if you are ribbon challenged.  I like this width a lot, works well for both cards and 3-D items.

Have a great Sunday!  I am going to spend some time with members of my team so it will be a fun day for me!  

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Pocket Basket and the Easter Chick

If you have been reading my blog for awhile you might remember this little chick, if not check out this post.  I updated her a little and created a basket for her.

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The basket was made with the Pocket Framelits and embossed with the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing folder.  Cut out 2 of the pockets and a strip that measures 1-1/2" x 7-1/2" scored at 2-1/4", 3-3/4", and 5-1/4".  This strip is what makes the pocket.  The handle is 1" x 7".   Emboss all the pieces and then use Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear and Tape for the strip that connects the 2 pockets.

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I used the Layering Circle framlelits for the chick's body.  The wings are from the Blossom Builder Punch.  Her comb is also from the Blossom Builder punch.  Her eyes are black rhinestones that I had leftover from Halloween.  You can also color rhinestones using the Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends. Her beak I cut freehand and her legs can also be cut freehand.  If you have the Bouquet Bunch Framelits you can use the single stem folded in half for her legs.   

 

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Lots to Love Box and a Pot of Gold

Here's a fun little box perfect for St. Patrick's Day.  

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It all started when I found these chocolate coins at the store and knew I had to make something with them.  Thinking about gold coins made me think about a pot of gold and that is how this project came to life.  Finally I can say that I found that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.   

The box was made with the Lots to Love Box Framelits.  I cut  Emerald Envy card stock to 4-1/4" x 4-1/2", you will need 2 of these.  The 4- 1/4"side  is the length of the box.  I lined the flap  of the die to the edge of the card stock and cut the box.    This makes a finished box of about 2-3/4"x 3"  and holds 7 gold coins. 

 The trickiest part of this project was the rainbow.  It would have been so much easier if I had the Rainbow Builder Framelit Dies but since I don't I needed to improvise.  I cut strips of Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point and Eggplant Envy.  I glued them on to a piece of black card stock to keep them together.  I used the same die that I used to cut out the window to cut the edge of the rainbow and hand cut the rainbow using the corner of the box as a guide.  

Are you wondering where the "lucky" came from?  It is from the Charming Cafe and is part of the sentiment, "I am Lucky to have a Friend like you".  I used a black marker to color in the word and stamped it.  

Wondering how I made the pot and the shamrock?  I used the heart design from the Window Box thinlits to cut out the hearts.

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This thinlit cuts out 2 sizes of hearts.  I used the larger hearts for the pot.  When I shared this project with  my club some people also made the shamrock with the smaller hearts to put next to the lucky.  It was adorable.

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I love my little pot of gold and until I found the real one, this one will do!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Punch Art

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Welcome to another Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on Punch Art.  Honestly, I was a little stumped on what to share with you until I remembered I had another card from the Bunch of Blossom stamp camp that I never shared.   I know I shared the tree but this card not only features a cute punch tree but a fun fold too.

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The tree and star are all from the Blossom Builder punch.  I loved the versatility of this stamp set and punch.

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Here's a side view  of the card.

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It is time for you to hop along to the next blog.  This month you will go to Carol Payne's blog.  I know she has something adorable to share with you.

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If you just came from Carol's blog you can head in the other direction and see what BJ Peters has stamped up for you.  I know you will love it.

 

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Bunch of Blossoms Christmas Tree

Back in July,  I had a Bunch of Blossom stamp camp.  We wanted to highlight lots of ways to use the stamp set and punch.  One of the fun ways we came up with is a Bunch of Blossoms Christmas tree!

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Isn't it cute?  We were pretty tickled when we came up with it.  The card we did at the camp also incorporated a fancy fold.  We came up with another outside of the stamp set Christmas idea that I will be sharing soon.  

 

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Sneak Peek: Acorny Baker's Box

I am super late in posting for today so I will make this short and sweet.  I am nutty for the Acorny Thank You stamp set and Acorn Builder Punch in the upcoming Holiday catalog.  It is a bundle so you can save 15% when you purchase them together.  

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Just a few more days until the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog goes live and you can order from it.  The magic day is September 1.

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If you haven't received your Holiday Catalog please let me know and I will get another out to you.  This is seriously the best Holiday catalog and I do not want you to miss out!