Occasions 2017

So In Love Anniversary Card

stampin up, Stampin Up! So In Love #143216, Falling In Love Designer Series Paper #142788, Flourish Thinlits  #141478, Lace Dollies #142793, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

One of my customers wanted a Happy Anniversary card at stamp camp last month.  I knew I wanted to use the So In Love stamp set, because I love the font in this set.  The designer series paper, Falling in Love would go wonderful with that stamp set.  I had purchased the doilies, but hadn't even opened the package, so I added them to the card too.  It still needed something, but what?

I then thought of flowers, but which ones.  I tried a bunch of the framelits that I had, but finally decided on the Flourish Thinlits.  I cut the larger flower out of Tip Top Taupe and the small one out of Very Vanilla.  

To make this card, you will need the following products:

Tip Top Taupe Cardstock #138336

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

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

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

On the inside of the card I stamped the flower from the stamp set on the bottom left hand corner and on the envelope.  I also put the sentiment "a day to celebrate" on the inside.  

This is going to be a short post today, as I am busy working on projects for my three classes this week.  I am having my Stamp Camps on Thursday and Friday.  We will be making cards that feature some of the Sale-A-Bration products and the 2015-2017 In Colors.  I have a workshop for my dear, Theresa, on Saturday.  

The best part of this upcoming weekend is that Emily will be home on Friday night.  I can't wait to see her!  It has been since Christmas and I sure do miss my girl.  Thank goodness though for texting and FaceTime.  

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

Blog signature.jpg

If you need to purchase any products for this card, click the image below. If you would like to shop for other items, click on the SHOP NOW sign.

 

Product List

Butterfly_logo-4


Sponged Wetlands Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Wetlands #126697, High Tide #143006, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

I belong to a Facebook group for demonstrators and saw this card on it.  Teresa Howe, a fellow demonstrator, created this card and was so kind to share with all of us.  This is a fun and easy card to make for any of the gentleman in your life.  

I used sponges to put the color on the white piece of paper.  First, I used Old Olive to make the grass area.  You can put this up as high as you would like.  Then I added the Crumb Cake and finished it off with Soft Sky.  I started out lightly with the colors and then added more to darken it more.  You can always add more, but you can't take it off.  

One tip I have is to put your paper on top of a scrap piece of paper. Start your sponging on the scrap paper and then go onto the white piece you are going to use for your card.  Your colors will blend better and you won't have one spot darker compared to the other areas.

I used the birds from the High Tide stamp set and the other items from the Wetlands stamp set in Early Espresso ink.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 /12" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Early Espresso Cardstock #119686

  • cut at 2 3/8" x 5 /12"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2 1/4" x 5 1/2"

I finally finished my craft room!!!!  I can't believe how much natural light I am getting on my stamping table. I love it!  

Here are some pictures.

stampinscrapper.com

This angle is at the bottom of the stairs turning left.  

stampinscrapper.com

I was standing at the bottom of the stairs looking towards the sliding glass door.

stampinscrapper.com

Here is another angle of my room

stampinscrapper.com

This is where I do all my stamping and my desk is in the lower right hand corner.  

stampinscrapper.com

This is the wall I look at when I am sitting at my desk.  I have my monthly calendar, a shadow box to showcase 3D projects and card board to display my cards from one of my classes.    The cards up there now are from my What To Do With Scraps class.  

I hope you have a fabulous Monday and the rest of your week!

Blog signature.jpg

If you need to purchase any products for this card, click the image below. If you would like to shop for other items, click on the SHOP NOW sign.

 

Product List

Butterfly_logo-4


Rose Wonder with Dynamic Textured Impressions

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder #140697, Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #143231, Rose Garden Framelits #140619, Bold Butterfly Framelits #138135, Blossom Punch  #140612,  designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3 D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com

Do you ever look at something and just sit there and say, WOW?  I saw someone use this embossing folder with the Copper Foil Sheets and I thought it was just beautiful.  I couldn't stop looking at it, I just love it.  That was the starting point for this card.  

The only thing I knew for sure was I wanted to use  the embossing folder and the Copper Foil Sheets.  Then I had fun trying to figure out what colors did I want to put with it.  Do I do oranges -  no not really, pinks - maybe, blues - I liked it and then purples.  Yes, the purples were the best.  Now, which purple cardstock?  I finally decided on Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder.  Aren't they so pretty together?

To make this card you will need the following products:

Wisteria Wonder Cardstock #122922

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3" x 3" for the flowers
  • cut at 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" for the sentiment

Perfect Plum Cardstock #101889

  • cut at 3" x 3" for the flowers

Elegant Eggplant Cardstock #105126

  • cut at 3" x 3" for the flowers
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

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

Copper Foil Sheets # 142020

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

There wasn't any real order that I put the flowers on, I just started in the corner and went from there.  I then added the butterfly with snail adhesive.  I popped the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Here is a picture of the above card done in the blues.  

These cards are a great example of changing the color of card stock can give a card a totally different look.   The Rose Wonder Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! is perfect for this card.

We finally have hot water!!!!  I feel like a whole new women now that I can take a shower in my own house.   I am I so thankful for Mark's Plumbing.  If you ever need a great plumber, who works so hard for you, keeps everything very clean (you know I love that) and is reasonably priced, this is the plumber for you.  I can't say enough good about him.  It helps his name is the same as Mr. Wonderful.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Blog signature.jpg

If you need to purchase any products for this card, click the image below. If you would like to shop for other items, click on the SHOP NOW sign.

 

Product List

Butterfly_logo-4


Happy Celebrations Ice Cream Cone Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Happy Celebrations ##143012, Frozen Treats Framelits Dies #142756, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper #142770, Tasty Treats Designer  Washi Tape #142773, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscraper.com

 

Do you like ice cream?  Do you know anyone who likes or should I say loves ice cream?  If so, this is a perfect birthday card just for them!  Doesn't it look yummy?   When I was working on cards for my open house that I had in January, I saw this card on Pinterest, which was created by Kylie Bertucci, and knew I had to make it.  I changed it up a little bit to make it my own.  Isn't it a great birthday card you could use for an adult or a child?

To make this card you will need the following products:

Peekaboo Peach Cardstock #141417

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"

Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper #142779

  • cut at 4" x 4 1/2" 

To cut the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper you are going to measure up 2 3/4" on the right hand side and make a little mark.  You will then go to your trimmer and cut from your mark to the opposite corner.  This is going to give you the diagonal cut you need.

Here is a little tip for doing the embossing so it lines up where you would like it.  Lay, don't adhere, your designer series paper on the Watermelon Wonder cardststock where you would like it to be. Then using VersaMark ink stamp your image, centering it between the two pieces of designer paper.   Once you have it stamped take off the paper and put the white embossing powder over the stamped image.  Make sure you do this quickly as you don't want your ink to dry before you put on your embossing powder.   Then use your heat gun and heat up the embossing powder.  It is so striking the white against the Watermelon Wonder paper.  

When you are finished embossing you can adhere your Watermelon Wonder paper to your Peekaboo Peach.  Then put on your designer series paper and finally your ice cream cone.  I used stampin dimensionals to pop the ice cream cone off the card.  

On the inside of the card I used a piece of the Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape on the bottom of the white piece a paper.  I used the tape that has the popsicles design on it.  Then for my envelope I used the washi tape that has the Peekaboo Peach design.  When you adhere washi tape on to an envelope make sure you cut off your tape even with your envelope.  You don't want any over hanging that could get caught in the machines at the post office.  You can use any of the washi tape that you would like on your card.  

I think we are finally over the stomach bug at our house.   Thank goodness, that stuff is awful.  Yesterday was the first day that I could finally eat something beside toast and soup.  It was wonderful!  

Today we should be finishing up with all of our plumbing issues.  I don't think I told you all the issues we have been having.  They finished up with the pipes, the ones we originally had planned to fix, on Thursday.  While they were working we found out we had a leak in our main shut off valve and they were scheduled to fix that today. The plumber also told us that we would need to have our hot water heater replaced shortly as it is going to start leaking very soon.  My first thought was great, I better start saving money for that now.  Well, when he said shortly I don't think he might today.  Yep, that's right, we haven't had hot water since Thursday afternoon.  

Thank goodness we have wonderful friends that have opened up their home to us to take showers.  I tried so hard on Friday morning to take a cold shower and I just couldn't do it.  Man, that was cold. Maybe if it was 90 degrees out, but not when it is winter.  I will be very grateful tomorrow afternoon when we have hot water.   You know, you don't realize how much you use something until it is gone.  I will be very thankful for hot water.  

Thank you for stopping by today and have a fantastic week!

Blog signature.jpg

If you need to purchase any products for this card, click the image below. If you would like to shop for other items, click on the SHOP NOW sign.

 

Product List

Butterfly_logo-4


Dragonfly/Avant Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! AvantGarden #143272, DragonflyDreams #142924, GorgeousGrunge #130517, TimelessTextures #140517, 2017 Occasions, created by Stampin Scraper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

I saw this card on Pinterest from Melissa Kerman, thank you Melissa for sharing your talent and thought it was a perfect card for my stamp camp.  I did change it up a little bit, but overall it is the same. This card does take a few colors and stamps, but it is also easy to reproduce.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Sahara Sand Cardstock #121043

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

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

To make my dragonfly I first stamped it on the small piece of white paper using memento ink.  Using the Always Artichoke ink I took a sponge and colored the middle of it.  Then using the Rich Razzleberry ink and another sponge I did the wings.  When finished I then used the Detailed Dragonfly Framelits to cut it out.  It is easier to color before cutting it out. See the photo below for an example. 

Fullsizeoutput_bf4

To stamp the background I first started with the lines from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I stamped off before I stamped it on the paper.  Stamping off means that you ink up your stamp and then stamp on a scrap piece of paper.  This will take off a lot of the ink and you will have a lighter image on your final project.

I then stamped the flowers and the light green design in Pear Pizzazz ink and the little green leaves in Always Artichoke.  The dragonfly is popped and I put Wink of Stella on it.  

On the inside of the card and on the envelope I stamped the flower.  

It has been an eventful week at our house.  On Tuesday the plumbers came to do the work in the basement my craft area.  They finished the work on Wednesday, which was great.  On Tuesday night I came down with a stomach bug and couldn't work for two days. Thankfully Erica is home and is going to help me today with the little ones, so I can work.  I feel better, just very weak as I haven't eaten in 3 days.    

If that isn't enough, yesterday I went to take a shower and we have no hot water.  The pilot light went out in the hot water heater, so I figure this is an easy fix.  Oh no, it won't light.  Our wonderful plumber is coming this morning to look at it.  Here's another problem, if the water heater has to be replaced he can't do it until next week.  

So, I guess we will be staying in a hotel or hitting up some of our friends so we can take showers.  I tried this morning and I just couldn't do it.  It was freezing!!!!  It woke me up!  LOL

Here is a collage of pictures from our plumbing work.  If you notice you will see 3 holes in our ceiling which they covered with nice covers so we can get to them again if needed.  I couldn't believe how clean and careful he was.  I would recommend Mark's Plumbing to everyone.  No it isn't my husband.  When I am talking to his wife we have to say, my Mark or your Mark.  Sometimes I does get confusing. We always have a good laugh over all of it.  

PicMonkey Collage

This weekend we are going to be putting my craft room back together.  I think we are going to totally reorganize it, which is fun.  I am going to be going through a lot of things and getting rid of things I don't use anymore.  I know I have way too much stuff and Mark definitely knows it.  LOL  When it is done, hopefully on Saturday, I will be able to start stamping again!  It will have to be after I sterilize my house from all the germs from me and the kids.  We need to get the sickness out of here!

Have a fabulous Friday and weekend!

Blog signature.jpg

If you need to purchase any products for this card, click the image below. If you would like to shop for other items, click on the SHOP NOW sign.

 

Product List

Butterfly_logo-4


Cool Treats Birthday Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Cool Treats #142982, Frozen Treats Framelits #142756, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper #142770, Occasions 2017, Birthday card, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

One of the new stamp sets in the Occasions catalog is Tasty Treats. This is such a fun set with matching framelits, washi tape, designer series paper and sprinkles embellishments.  On this card I used the designer paper and the framelits.  One nice thing about this set is that it is photopolymer.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Pool Party Cardstock #122924

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

Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953

  • cut at 2" x 1 1/2"

Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334

  • cut at 3" x 3 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

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

Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper #142770

  • cut at 2 1/2" x 5 /14"

I stamped the "Happy Birthday" in the colors of Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder.  I stamped the first one in Peekaboo Peach and then the Watermelon Wonder.  That way it is easier to center the one in Pool Party.  

To make the ice cream I first used the solid image stamp.  I put ink on it and then stamped it on a scrap piece of paper and then onto my whisper white paper.   This is called "stamping off".  Then I inked up the spiral stamp and stamped it directly onto the solid image I just stamped.  I popped both of the ice cream cones.  

For the inside of the card I stamped the ice cream cone and a sentiment from the stamp set.  You can also use the ice cream cone for your envelope.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

Blog signature.jpg

If you need to purchase any products for this card, click the image below. If you would like to shop for other items, click on the SHOP NOW sign.

 

 

Product List

Butterfly_logo-4


Dragonfly Dreams

stampin up, Stampin Up! Dragonfly Dreams #142924, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits #142749, Ballin in Love Designer series Paper #142788, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking, 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

Oh my goodness!  This card has my favorite stamp set and designer series paper from the Occasions catalog.  Isn't this card just so pretty. The picture does not do this card any justice.  Sometimes I have the hardest time getting a good picture of my cards. I used Copper Foil Sheets for the dragonfly and Copper Embossing Powder for the sentiment.

To make this card you will need the following products:

Soft Suede Cardstock #115318

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"

Pink Pirouette Cardstock #111351

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" for the front of the card
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card
  • cut at 1" x 3 3/4"

Fillin in Love Designer Series Paper #142788

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Copper Foil Sheets #142020

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 3 1/2"

I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits to cut out the dragonfly from the Copper Foil Sheets and then used stampin' dimensionals to pop it.  

For the sentiment I used the Copper embossing powder on the Pink Pirouette cardstock.  Do you know how to use embossing powder? Here are the steps:

  • rub your paper with the embossing buddy - this gets all the static off of your paper
  • stamp the image with Versa Mark
  • cover the image with the embossing powder
  • tap off the excess powder
  • use the Heat Tool to set your powder

Isn't your image so pretty?  Embossing can make a card look so special.  

I wrapped the sentiment in linen thread and tied a note on the left hand side.  You will need to use dimensionals on the back of this because of the thickness of the linen thread.  

How was your weekend?  We had great weather here, which was very nice.  I was able to open the windows for a little bit, which was nice to have fresh air in the house.  

BLOG CANDY WINNER IS:  Christina Smith! Congratulations!!  

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a fabulous week!

Blog signature.jpg

If you need to purchase any products for this card, click the image below. If you would like to shop for other items, click on the SHOP NOW sign.

 

Product List

Butterfly_logo-4


High Tide Card

stampin up, Stampin" Up! High Tide #143006, Night of Navy Baker's Twine, 2017 Occasions catalog, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com

This is a perfect masculine card that you could use for any occasion. On this card I put a sentiment from the stamp set High Tide, but I also made one with the sentiment Happy Birthday.  I have seen so many wonderful cards with this stamp set, I would definitely recommend this set.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Night of Navy Cardstock #100867

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

The first thing I stamped on this card was the lighthouse.  This is a two step stamp, which means you do one stamp and then line up the second stamp right on top and stamp it.  I love that this stamp set is a photopolymer (you can see through the stamp), so it is real easy to line it up.  

The sand was stamped using the Sahara Sand ink and the water was stamped using the Marina Mist and Pool Party inks.   To get the water right up to the light house I have a little tip for you.  Take a post it note and cover up the lighthouse so that the edge of the post it note is on the edge of the lighthouse.  When you stamp and you go over a little on the lighthouse it is ok, because you are stamping on the post it note, not the lighthouse.  When you are finished just remove the note and you have a perfectly stamped card.  

I stamped a lighthouse on the left bottom corner on the inside of the card and on my envelope.  I wrapped the Night Of Navy Baker's Twine around the top part of the card.  It adds the finishing touch this card needed.  

We have been busy moving things this weekend, getting ready for the plumber to come.  I forgot how much stuff I kept from the girls.  It was fun to bring back all those memories.  

I hope you have a blessed Sunday!

Blog signature.jpg

 

If you need to purchase any products for this card, click the image below. If you would like to shop for other items, click on the SHOP NOW sign.

 

Product List

Butterfly_logo-4


Happy Valentine's Day!

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Sealed with Love #142815, Love Notes Framelits #142752, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!  I hope all of you have a day filled with love.  I can't thank you all for the love and encouragement you have given to me.  I love all of you!  

This is a fun card to make.  If you look closely you will see that you open the card from the left hand side, not the right.  It is different which makes it fun and special.  I designed this card for a swap I did with other demonstrators and loved it so much we made it at Stacy's workshop.

To make this card you will need the following products:

Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock #141418

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

Pink Pirouette Cardstock #111351

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • scrap for heart

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

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

Silver Foil Paper #132178

  • cut at 2" x 2 1/2 or scraps for each

There is a little bit of a trick for you to make this card.  Once you have scored your Sweet Sugarplum card stock you will want  your score line on your left hand side.  Then put the long framelit with the hearts on the right hand side of the paper.  You will want to put the edge of the framelit about 1/8" from the edge of the paper.  Here is a picture from another card I made that shows how far to put the framelit.

Fullsizeoutput_be3

Once you have cut out the hearts you will need to score you paper so that it can fold over.  You will want to put the top and bottom edge on the 1/2" line and score.  See the picture below.

Fullsizeoutput_bef

Once you have this done you will need to adhere the whisper white paper for the inside of the card.  Then you will want to adhere the side with the hearts.  To finish the card decorate the front as in the first picture of the card.  I popped the little pink heart.  

Update on the basement pipes:  The plumber will be working on it next week, which is good.  It will give me a week to have my Stamp Camp and then move everything out of the way.  I will have to totally move 1/2 of my craft room to the other side of the basement.  Then I have to move an area in our unfinished area that has all of my daycare extra items, which is a lot, and things that I have saved from the girls.  

I guess this will be a great time to go through things and get rid of stuff we haven't touched in years.  I have been wanting to change around my craft room a little bit and I guess this will be the time.  

I am planning on this weekend to get my blog post and other social media done for all of you to enjoy.  

Have a great Valentine's Day!

Blog signature.jpg

If you need to purchase any products for this card, click the image below. If you would like to shop for other items, click on the SHOP NOW sign.

 

 

 

Product List

Butterfly_logo-4


Sealed With Love Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Sealed With Love #142815, Love Notes Framelits #142752, Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com

On Saturday my good friend, Stacy, had a workshop and the theme was Valentine's Day.  Stacy loves, loves, loves Valentine's Day.  When I looked at the 2017 Occasions catalog and saw the Sending Love Suite with the Sealed With Love stamp set, Love Notes Framelits, paper, ribbon and embellishments to all coordinate, it was the first thing on my order.  I really like this suite, you can use it for more than just Valentine's.  

I saw a card like this with the heart strips on Pinterest, but it didn't say who made it.  Thank you whoever it was for this great idea.  When you look at this card you may think that it is a difficult card to make, but it really isn't.  The thing that takes the longest is to cut out 9, three of each color, heart strips, and that doesn't take long.  

To make this card you will need the following supplies:

Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128

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

Pink Pirouette Cardstock #111351

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

Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock #141418

  • cut 3 at 1 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

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

The first thing you need to do is to cut out your strips.  Here is a picture to show you how to put the framelit on the paper so that they are all even.  You will want to center the framelit on the paper from the top to the bottom.  You will cut out 3 of them from each color.

Fullsizeoutput_be3

To get started on the heart strips you are going to lay your 3 1/2" x 4" piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock with the 4" side on the top.  You take your first strip and put it at a diagonal from the top left corner to the bottom left corner.  You will adhere that one, but make sure you are only putting adhesive on the edge of the solid part of the strip. This is the section on the left hand side in the above picture that does not have the framelit on it.  You need to be able to tuck the next piece under the first piece.

Take your second piece and adhere it under the first piece alternating your hearts.  Continue doing this going up to the right hand upper corner and then going down to the bottom left corner.  Make sure you are covering the piece of paper underneath.  You don't want that showing through.  

At the end you may have a little section that needs to be covered.  If you look at my card you can see in the upper right hand corner there is just a tiny piece of the Sweet Sugarplum paper.  I did the little pieces after I had trimmed the paper and used scraps.  When you are finished, make sure you press on your paper to adhere the strips firmly.  Then flip over your paper and trim the edges.  Your scissors will get sticky from this.  I have an old pair of scissors that I only use for projects like this one.  

Before you adhere this to the large Pink Pirouette paper, doing your stamping.  You always want to stamp first then adhere your paper.  If you make a mistake, and trust me I make a lot of them, you just flip your paper over and use the other side.  Once you have the finished strips adhered you then add your ribbon before you adhere the whole thing to the Chocolate Chip card base.  

I hope my instructions make sense to you.  If you have any questions, please let me know. I will be happy to help you.  

Today we have the plumber coming to look at the pipes in our basement.  When our house was built 17 years ago, they didn't pipe it for a water softener.  So we have only had our hot water softened all of those years.  We have a finished basement and to fix it you have to cut into the ceiling.  Well, in that time we have gone through 4 dishwashers, numerous expensive filters on our refrigerator and too many times to count having to change the inside mechanism on our toilets.  This is the first plumber who told us all of this is caused by the cold water not being softened and it really needs to be fixed.  

So, he is coming today to figure out how long it is going to take and when they can do it.  Usually it isn't a big issue, but my craft room is in the basement and all of my stuff is right under where they have to cut into the ceiling.  That means I am going to have to move all of my stuff out of the way so they can work.  This is going to be a lot of work. :(  

I am going to try and get my blog post done and scheduled before they start working so you won't miss any post.  If however, there is a few days that you don't hear from me, that is why.  I really hope it isn't too much of a mess and not too dusty.  It will however, be very nice to have all the water softened in our house.  

Have a fabulous week!

Blog signature.jpg

If you need to purchase any products for this card, click the image below. If you would like to shop for other items, click on the SHOP NOW sign.

 

Product List

Butterfly_logo-4