Birthday Cards

Sneak Peek - Painted Harvest

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set #144783, Stylized Birthday stamp set #141828, designed and created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

While I was creating this card I was thinking of cool days, fresh crisp air, bonfires, pumpkins, leaves turning colors, football (Mr. Wonderful loves watching college football) and everything pumpkin spice.  Fall is my favorite time of the year.  Then I was wanting to put up my fall decorations, but since it is August, I don't think the time is right yet.   LOL

This stamp set, Painted Harvest, is in the new 2017 Holiday catalog.  I love the whole Painted Autumn suite!  You will be seeing me use this stamp set and the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper a lot in the next few months.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Soft Suede Cardstock #115318

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

The colors I used to stamp the images are:

    Flowers: Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight with Soft Suede in the center

  • stamp the first step with Daffodil Delight and then with Crushed Curry ink for the second step
  • On the center of the flowers there is suppose to be an almost white spot in it.  You do not have a defective stamp.    

    Leaves:  Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz 

  • stamp the first step with Pear Pizzazz and then the Garden Green after it has been stamped off first. 

    Happy Birthday:  Soft Suede

I stamped a flower in the inside of my card along with my envelope.  

This stamp set will not be available for purchase until September 1, 2017.  If you don't have a demonstrator and would like to get a catalog, please let me know.  I will be happy to send you one.

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set #144783, Stylized Birthday stamp set #141828, designed and created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a terrific Thursday!

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Daisy Delight with Happy Birthday Thinlit

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set #143669, Daisy Punch #143713, Delightful Daisy DSP #144137, 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon- Daffodil Delight #144416, Faceted Gems #144141, designed and created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

 

I was looking outside my window yesterday and was a little sad that our daisy's are finished blooming for the year.  We have a stray one here and there, but that's it.  This card was made with no stamp set or ink.  I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits and the Daisy Punch along with cardstock and the beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  Did you see the ribbon?  It is called double stitched ribbon which means there are "x" on one side and the other side looks like stitching.  

This is the ribbon I like so much that I have order 6 spools of it.  LOL Whenever I was placing an order at the beginning of the catalog launch I would add it on to my order.  I did that 3 times!  What is really sad is that I only have 2 left.  I guess I really do like it.  

To make this card you need the following materials:

Night of Navy Cardstock #100867

  • cut at 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" for the Happy Birthday
  • cut at 5 1/2" x8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2 3/4 x 5" to punch out the flowers
  • cut at 3 1/2" x 4 3/4
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for this inside of the card

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper #144137

  • cut at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

To make the Happy Birthday easier to stick down I used our new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  I was so excited when I saw them return in the annual catalog.  If you haven't tried them, you will love them once you do.  I had some left from when we use to sell them, but I have to admit I was hoarding them.  LOL  Now I can buy more!

I punched out 2 of the daisy flowers and staggered them to give it a fuller look, which I like.  For the center of the flower I used the Faceted Gems in gold (I used the largest sized one).  I attached my ribbon first and then added my daisy, but I laid my daisy down where I wanted it for a guide of where to put my ribbon.  The daisy is adhered using a dimensional to give it height and to go over the ribbon.  

 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set #143669, Daisy Punch #143713, Delightful Daisy DSP #144137, 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon- Daffodil Delight #144416, Faceted Gems #144141, designed and created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

 

This is a fun and easy card to make for a birthday, especially a summer birthday.   

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It was a busy weekend at our house.  On Friday, for two of my angels, it was their last day with me taking care of them.  I have to say, this is the hardest part of my job.  I love these children so much and when they leave it breaks my heart.  Heck, I am crying while I am typing this and its been three days.  I know they will do great, but it is still hard.  I think the hardest part is, they won't remember me because they are 3 and 4 years old.  Can you remember anything when you were that age?

On Saturday I went to Stamp Away (it is a convention of different companies selling all things to do with paper crafting) with my best friend Robin.  We both wanted to go to the Stamp n Storage booth.  If you are in need of storage for your crafting supplies, I highly highly recommend them.  Click HERE for their website.  The two of us definitely bought out share of things from them.  I can always find places to add more pieces to what I already have.  

When we got home Mr. Wonderful and I went looking at countertops for the kitchen and carpet for our upstairs.  We are slowly trying to update our house (which is 18 years old) and are almost finished with the upstairs.  We decided on our countertops!  Yay! They have been ordered and hopefully they will be here in about 4 weeks.  Now, time to really starting to look at carpet.  

I hope you had a terrific weekend and have a marvelous Monday! Today is the beginning of a new week, make it special!

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Colorful Seasons Card


Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set #143726, Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751, designed and created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Don't you want to be sitting on this chair, relaxing and enjoying a beverage of your choice.  I know I sure would!   This card reminds me of summer, relaxing and the beach.  Does it get any better than that?  

I wanted to do a card that was bright and cheery so I used the bright colors of Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise.  I also used the Colorful Seasons and High Tide stamp sets.  From the High Tide stamp set I used the sand stamp with Crumb Cake ink.  The rest is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  Did you notice the glass is two different colors?  To do this, I used our Stampin Markers.  Color each section with your marker (I used the big end of the marker) and then huff on the stamp.  The reason to huff on it is the ink your colored first was drying while you were coloring the other section on it.  To make sure you get a good image when you stamp you need to huff on the stamp to moisten the ink.  

To make this card you will need the following:

Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Tempting Turquoise Cardstock #102067

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

Did you notice how the flowers on the branches and the chair and seat fit perfectly.  Isn't it wonderful!  Thank you Stampin' Up! for that.   There are so many color combinations you could use with these stamps.  The flowers, you could change with the seasons and Stampin' Up! has them all in a collection for you.  Subtles in the Spring, Brights in the Summer and Regals in the Fall.  What colors are you going to put together.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great Sunday!  

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Country Livin' Card for Erica

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Country Livin' stamp set #141925, Hardwood stamp set #133035, Layering Oval Framelits #141706, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, Designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more card, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Every time our girls leave to go back to Texas, college or now Michigan, I always make a card and hide it in their stuff.  I didn't think they really cared about them, but I was told they look forward to them.  I guess I will keep on making them.  It sure does make a momma feel good that they look for my cards while unpacking.  This is the card that I made for Erica when she moved to Michigan yesterday.  Boy was that hard!  

Erica loves her cowboy boots, jeans and t-shirts, so this set was perfect for her.  I decided to go with the blue color, because she really doesn't like the color pink.  This card could definitely be used as a masculine card too. 

To make this card you will need the following products:

Soft Sky Cardstock #131203

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Smoky Slate Cardstock #131202

  • cut at 3" x 5"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" this is for the inside of the card

Watercolor Paper #122959

  • cut at 3" x 5"

I used the Smoky Slate ink to stamp the woodgrain background onto the the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Soft Sky paper.  I adhered that piece to the card base using the Snail Adhesive and used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the Smoky Slate oval.  

I used the colors of Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Dapper Denim to watercolor the boots.  I started with the Soft Sky ink all over the boots making the edges a little bit darker than the center.  I then added the Dapper Denim in so I could darken the creases and natural shading.  The straps and soles were done with the Soft Suede ink.   Then I lightly used the Smoky Slate ink to add a shadow underneath the boot and Soft Suede for the dirt lines at the back of the boot. Here is a close up picture of the boots, so you can see the shading better.  

 

tampin up, Stampin' Up! Country Livin' stamp set #141925, Hardwood stamp set #133035, Layering Oval Framelits #141706, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, Designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more card, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This was a fun card and sad card to make all at the same time.  On one hand it was a fun card because I love to watercolor, but on the other hand it was a sad card.  Erica began the next chapter in her life yesterday by moving far away.  I know she will do great and she is around all of my family, but I still miss her.  I know this is what we are suppose to do, but, Man, it is hard!

My preorder came yesterday and OH MY GOODNESS!  You are going to love the new holiday catalog.  I can't wait to get into my goodies, but first I get to have fun at my Christmas Card Class tonight.  I love these classes!

Don't forget if you earned your Bonus Days Coupons in July to use them this month, you have until August 31st.  I used mine this morning on my preorder, it was so nice to have the them.  

 

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Bright Wishes

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Bright wishes #143827, Watercolor Pencils #141709, Blender Pens #102845, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have to start by saying I must really like the card I posted yesterday. I realized last night that I also posted it in June.  Oh my goodness, I am not sure what happened there.  I have a pile of cards on my desk to put on my blog and some how that card was put in the wrong pile. Lately, that is how my life is going.  LOL  

I love to color so when I saw the Bright Wishes stamp set I knew I wanted it.  The sentiments in this stamp set are perfect for wishing people the best, wishes coming true, brighter days, how much you care and you're never too old to wish.  

I used the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens to color this card.  I ended up coloring quite a few of these using different colors for the flowers.  It is amazing how changing colors can totally change the look of a card. 

To make this card you will need the following products:

Berry Burst Cardstock #144243

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Old Olive Cardstock #100702

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

What colors would you use for your flowers?

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Since we got back from Texas, life has been even busier.  I thought life was going to slow down, boy was I wrong.  While we were away, Erica made the decision to move to Michigan to be around my family. I will admit, I am a little jealous.  She will be living with my niece, which is great, so she can help her out with expenses. 

We have been going through Erica's things trying to figure out what to take, what to leave home and what to get rid of.  You don't realize how much stuff you have until you start going through things.  I hate to see when I have to go through my craft room.  LOL

Erica is going to Michigan today for a job interview tomorrow.  If you get a chance, can you please say a little prayer for her.  I know she will do great.  

I told my girls could they possibly get any further apart?  Emily is in Texas and now Erica will be in Michigan.   Mark and I will have to get use to being empty nesters.  Our house is going to be so quiet.  

Mark and I are also going to start going through each room in the house as if we are downsizing and have to get rid of things.   Emily was telling me that she was reading an article about decluttering and you need to ask yourself two questions.  Does the item bring you joy and if it was in a store today, would you buy it?  Great questions!  I think I am going to be getting rid of a lot of stuff.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a terrific Thursday!

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During the month of July Stampin' Up! is offering a special that is too hard to pass up!  Have you ever thought of becoming a demonstrator?  Would you like to get 20% off all your orders?  Would you like to see and order new catalogs and products early? Now, is the time to join Stampin' Up! and become a member of my Joyful Butterflies team.  

The starter kit is $125 worth of products, of your choice, for $99. This month you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52.  But wait, there's more!!!

Would you like a taste of what it is like being a demonstrator? You will also get the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE (a $20 value).   That is a total of $197 in products for only $99!!!  Now, this is a deal you can't pass up!

If you are interested in this deal or have any questions, please feel free to contact me at stampinscraper13@gmail.com.  You can also join my team at JOIN JOYFUL BUTTERFLIES.

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Label Me Pretty Birthday Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Label Me Pretty stamp set #143861, Eastern Palace DSP #144147,  Oh My Stars Embossing Folder #143710, Layering Ovals Framelits #141706, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon Lemon Lime Twist #144135, 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows #144217, Pretty Label Punch #143715, 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers #144033, created and designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I am in love with the new Lemon Lime Twist color.  It is so bright and cheery!  On this card I paired it with the Berry Burst cardstock and the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Do you see the stars on the white paper?  I made those with the Oh My Stars embossing folder and the sentiment is from the Label Me Pretty stamp set.  This stamp set has a matching punch and is available as a bundle.  When you purchase a bundle you save 10%.  Yay!

To color the sentiment I used the 2017-2019 In Color Stampin Write Markers.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Berry Burst Cardstock #144243

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Dapper Denim Cardstock #141414

  • cut at 3" x 3"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut 2 at 3" x 3"

Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper #144147

  • cut at 2" x 5 1/4"

I wrapped the ribbon around the Berry Burst cardstock and the layers on it.  The cute little bow is from the new 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows.  Aren't they just the cutest?  Love them!

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For every $50 you spend, before tax and shipping, between July 1st - July 31st 

You will receive a $5 coupon to use between August 1st - August 31st!

 

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During the month of July Stampin' Up! is offering a special that is too hard to pass up!  Have you ever thought of becoming a demonstrator?  Would you like to get 20% off all your orders?  Would you like to see and order new catalogs and products early? Now, is the time to join Stampin' Up! and become a member of my Joyful Butterflies team.  

The starter kit is $125 worth of products, of your choice, for $99.  This month you will receive aFREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52.  But wait, there's more!!!

Would you like a taste of what it is like being a demonstrator? You will also get the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE (a $20 value).   That is a total of $197 in products for only $99!!!  Now, this is a deal you can't pass up!

If you are interested in this deal or have any questions, please feel free to contact me at stampinscraper13@gmail.com.  You can also join my team at JOIN JOYFUL BUTTERFLIES.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Dragon Punch Art Card

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Yesterday was Beckett's, one of the grand Randall's and also one of my daycare angel, birthday party and he loves alligators/crocodiles. I bought him the Crocodile Dentist game and wanted a card to go along with it.  So, where is the first place I go for inspiration?  Yep, Pinterest!  Who doesn't love Pinterest.  

If you would like some ideas and inspiration I have a pinterest page called Stampin Scrapper.  Click HERE to check it out.

I found this adorable punch art, which I love doing, created by Alex's Creative Corner.  She created a great template for you to know what punches she used to make it.  A lot of the punches are retired, but I know a lot of you love Stampin' Up! punches as much as I do, and you may still have them.  If you don't have the exact ones, you may have something similar that you could use. Here is her picture of her template.  

54017b936d0c991bc607769112b90ed2Isn't this wonderful.  It didn't take me long at all to create this card.  I used the Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the majority of the design.  I sponged it using the Old Olive ink.  

It made my day when Beckett saw my card and his eyes lit up.  He loved it and so did everyone else.  Yay!

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What a fun filled two weeks I have had.  Emily came home from Texas on Monday, June 12th and the fun started!  We went up to Michigan to see my family and go on a wine tour with the ladies in our family.  We had so much fun!  I was able to get more polish pottery, eat at fabulous restaurants and spend a lot of time with my family.  It doesn't get any better than that.

We came home on Father's Day and spent the rest of the day with Mark.  He had made us a wonderful dinner when we got home.  I think it might be a little backwards.  I am pretty sure I was suppose to do that for him.  While Emily was here she got to see a lot of her friends from college as one of them got married over the weekend.  I was so happy for her that she got to see them.  It is hard when you live so far away from everyone.  They made wonderful memories that she will have forever.

We also had our second Disney meeting with the Randall's.  If you don't know who the Randall's are let me share the short version of the story.  6 years ago Todd and Kumiko came to see me about taking care of their new baby, Beckett.  I was thrilled to be able to have him in my daycare.  Fast forward to 3 years ago when Todd started talking to me about God, my experience with my walk with Jesus and going to church.  Todd started to join us on Sunday mornings and was baptized two years ago.  Through all of this they have become our family.  We call their children, now 3 of them, our grand Randall's.  They are like our grandchildren and their last name is Randall.  So if you ever here of me saying the grand Randall's now you know who I am talking about.  Here is a picture of them with Erica. 

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Aren't they so cute!  I just love them!  We will be going to Disney with them next year and it is going to so fun to see it through their eyes.  I still remember the first time we took Emily and Erica and watching their expressions.  A memory I will hold forever.  We are a little bit of Disney fanatics in our household.  This will be our 7 time as a family and Mark and myself have gone there 8 times.  It is truly magical!

Emily is going back to Texas today :(  It won't be long until we see her again.  Actually it will be in 5 days!  We are going to head to Texas this weekend to help her move into her new apartment and have some more family time.  I can't wait!  

Here are some pictures of when we were on our wine tour in Michigan.  The scenery was beautiful, wine delicious (so I was told) and the weather was perfect.  We had a lot of laughs, reconnected and just truly enjoyed each other.  

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Open House Make and Takes

 

Stampin up, Stampin' Up Daisy Delight #143669, Happy Birthday Gorgeous #143662, Daisy Punch #143713, Pretty Label Punch #143715, Stitched Shaped Framelits #145372, Delightful Daisy DSP #144137, Fresh Florals DSP #144131, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Happy Hump Day!  Where has this week gone?  Somewhere in this week I have lost a day already and it is only Wednesday.  My mom always told me the older you get the faster time goes.  Boy, was she right!  I hate to see how fast time goes in 20 years.  

For my make and takes at my open house, I wanted super simple cards but they needed to highlight some of our new products.  These are the two cards that I created.  

The card on the left in the picture above is featuring the Delightful Daisy stamp set and punch.  This is the punch that has been so popular that we haven't been able to order it, because they ran out.  I knew this set would be a hit, but I didn't think it would be this big of one and neither did Stampin' Up!  They had 10,000 of them in stock when preorder started for the demonstrators.  Well, we loved it so much that we ordered 7,200 of them in just the first two weeks!!! That is amazing.  Although, this is a good problem to have - people want your product so much you sell out.  This doesn't surprise me at all with this catalog.  I think it is the best one yet. Hopefully, it will be in stock next week!

The card on the right is highlighting the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and I paired it with the Pretty Label Punch (this also has a coordinating stamp set), the Stitched Shaped Framelits and the 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in the Berry Burst color.

On both of the cards I wanted to also use some of our beautiful, and I mean beautiful designer series paper.  Wow, is all I can say about the papers in this catalog.  I didn't know which one to create with first! On the daisy card I used the paper, Delightful Daisy DSP, that coordinates with the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy Punch.  Don't you love how everything goes together!  

The Happy Birthday card has the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack.  Does this paper look familiar?  This same design of paper was in our last annual catalog and was such a big hit that Stampin' Up! brought it back in our 2017-2019 In Colors.  

Here are the cards individually so you can see them better.  I have the directions under each of the cards.

Stampin up, Stampin' Up Daisy Delight #143669, Daisy Punch #143713, Delightful Daisy DSP #144137, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

The products you will need for this card are:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Tranquil Tide Cardstock #144246

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" this is for the flower, you need to punch out two
  • cut at 3/4" x 3 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3/4" x 3"

Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683

  • a piece of scrap for the 1/2" circle on the flower

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper #144137

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

 

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To make this card you will need the following products:

Berry Burst Cardstock #144243

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2" x 3"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2" x 3"

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack #144131

  • cut at 2" x 5 1/4"

1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst #144133

  • cut 6"

Each of these cards have a layout that you can do so much with.  Just by changing the colors and designer series paper you use, you could have total different looking cards.  These would be a great way to use up scraps of designer series paper.  

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Tranquil Tulips

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips #143767, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon-Powder Pink #144134, desgined by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Have you seen the new hostess stamp set called Tranquil Tulips?  This was one of my top ten picks for the new catalog.  If you missed this post click HERE to see it.   There are so many color combinations you could do with this stamp set and so many different combinations with the flowers. 

One of the first things I do when I am trying to decide if I want to purchase a stamp set is to see how many cards can I make off the top of my head.  If I can't make 3 then I usually don't by it.  Now, there have definitely been excepting, like I am in total love with the set or I have the perfect card in mind for a particular occasion.  When I saw this set, I knew the possibilities were endless.

To make this card you will need the following products:

Berry Burst Cardstock #144243

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2 5/8 x 4 5/8"

Powder Pink Cardstock #144244

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock #144245

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" this is for the inside of the card

There is a stamp in this set that has 3 stems connected and that is what I used for this card.  The flowers are created with 2 steps and then you add the little lines.  I stamped the first layer of the flowers with Powder Pink Ink and then with Berry Burst.  To make the little lines (I don't know the proper term for them) I used Early Espresso ink. 

The leaves are created with 2 of the stamps in the set in Lemon Lime Twist ink.  I stamped a flower on the inside of the card along with my envelope.  To finish off the card I used our beautiful 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Powder Pink and wrapped it around the top two layers.  Then I added just a little bit of Wink of Stella on the Berry Burst section of the flowers.  You can see it better in the picture below. 

 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips #143767, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon-Powder Pink #144134, desgined by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

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We are having a wonderful time in Traverse City seeing all of my family.  We got into town on Wednesday afternoon and spent time with my mom and sister.  It was so good to see them.  You don't realize how much you miss someone until you see them again.  My mom looks fabulous.  Last year, when I came to see her, she had just had hip replacement surgery.  She was in a rehabilitation center, which was very hard to see.  I know it wasn't anything serious, but to see your mom in a hospital bed is a little unnerving.  I hope I don't ever see that again. 

Yesterday, we went to one of my favorite places here, Wilson's Antique's.  They have polish pottery, which I collect, so of course I had to get 3 more pieces.  My daughters were so gracious and bought me two of them.  They're the best!  They are all wrapped up for travel home, but when I get home I will take pictures and share with you. 

Last night everyone, except one of my brothers and my niece, were able to join us for dinner.  I forgot to take pictures.  I am so bad at that lately.  I did get a picture of my brother who is 6'6" tall next to me.  LOL  I still feel so short when I am around him.  My other brother is 6'3".  We always say they took all the height and left none for us girls.  LOL 

I am off to enjoy more time with my family.  I hope everyone has a fantastic day!

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Ghost Technique with Happy Birthday Thinlets

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits #143700, Ghost Technique, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, 1/8" Handheld Circle #134365, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Would you like a card that is easy to make, but looks like it took you a long time?  This is the card for you.  I can't remember where I saw this card, but it was perfect to show you how to do the Ghost Technique. This was my first time trying it and I really liked how it came out.  I used three different colors, as I wanted to show some of the new in colors, but you could do it with just one if you would like.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Berry Burst Cardstock #144243

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5" this will be used for your template
  • cut at 3 1/2" x 3 3/4"

The first thing you need to do is make your template for your circles. I used the layering circle framelits, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches and the 1/8" handheld punch to make mine.  Once you have your template made you lay it on top of the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Using the White Craft Ink I colored in the circles using a combination of the sponge and dauber.  I mostly used the dauber as it was easier to cover the little circles. One thing I learned making this card is to secure the bottom layer with washi tape. See the picture below for how I did the white layer of circles. 

 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits #143700, Ghost Technique, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, 1/8" Handheld Circle #134365, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Next I picked up the template and moved it over to the right about 1/8".  You can move it as much or little as you would like.  I then added washi tape to the top layer, so now they are both secure.  I didn't want my template to move all over while I was trying to sponge the different colors.  As you can see in the picture below I only used the daubers on this step. I wanted a deeper color than I could get with the sponges.  

 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits #143700, Ghost Technique, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, 1/8" Handheld Circle #134365, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Here is a picture of it closer so you can see the circles better.  

 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits #143700, Ghost Technique, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, 1/8" Handheld Circle #134365, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I cut out the Happy Birthday using the new Happy Birthday Thinlits along with our new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  I love, love, love, did I say love, the adhesive sheets.  

When you use them, the adhesive will already be on the back of your cutout so you just peel the backing off and adhere to your project. You don't have to try to get adhesive on the back of the little sections anymore.  

It is really easy to use them.  You are going to take the backing off the adhesive sheet (I cut these down to the same size as my paper I am going to be cutting from, as they come in 6" x 12" sheets) and adhere it to the back of your cardstock.  Then use your framelit like you always have and cut it out on the Big Shot.  When you are finished it will have the adhesive already on it.  Peel off the back and stick it to your project. Ta Da it's done!  

I know you are going to love them as much as I do when you use it for the first time.  These are going to be especially wonderful with all of our detailed framelits/thinlits.  

Now you know how to make a wow card in a few minutes that looks like it took forever.  Your friends and family will be impressed by your talent.

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I am so excited for today!  Emily is coming home!!!  It has been since March since I have seen her and I can't wait to give my baby a big hug.  It will be so nice having her home for two weeks.  On Wednesday, Emily, Erica and myself will be heading to Traverse City, MI to visit my family.  I haven't seen any of them, especially my mom, in a year.  I can't wait!  

Most of the ladies in my family, are going to go to lunch and a wine tour on Saturday.  We have started this a couple of years ago and it has turned into an annual event.  We always have so much fun, with lots of laughter and making new memories.  

I will also get to meet my new grand nephew (ok that makes me sound really old) for the first time.  I have only seen pictures for this little guy.  I can't wait to kiss his chubby little cheeks.  

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope you have a marvelous Monday and week.

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