Pretty Project Accents with Stacked Die Cuts

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Celebrate You painted harvest birthday card

I’m back today with a card to share with you that I’m going to admit, I’m a bit undecided about – I love the stacked die cuts trick I used but for the rest of the design… well I don’t know what I think about it.  But that is more of the reason why I decided I had to share it. 🙂 I’m going to get a little bit personal here – You see, over the last year, I have managed to go through a bit of a crafting identity crisis.  I was trying to figure out what direction I … Read More

Congratulations or Birthday Card – You Decide!

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Amazing You Sale-a-bration card idea

I recently held my first Creative Cards class of the year with my local stampers. And, since it was right after the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog launched, I HAD to play with all the new stuff I had gotten from that catalog! I am so glad I had this class on the books because I hadn’t taken much time to get my new stamps inky before then. Let me give you a little back story – see, my family is FULL of December babies.  My birthday is in mid-December, both of my kiddos are in December (one at the beginning … Read More

LAST DAY for Great Sale-a-Bration Specials!

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Lift Me Up Birthday Card with Carried Away paper - Jennifer Blomquist, NWstamper.com

So, today I have to put out the LAST CALL for taking advantage of the Sale-a-Bration promotions.  Stampin’ Up always runs this incentive during the first 3 months of the year, giving you a chance to get free stamps and papers, including exclusive items that are made only for this promotion. Plus, if you are thinking of taking advantage of all the perks of being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, you only have through tonight to get those 2 free stamp sets of your choice, any value with your starter kit.  PLUS, Stampin’ Up just announced that anyone who purchased the starter … Read More

Masculine Birthday Card Idea with Balloon Adventures

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Masculine Birthday Card with Balloon Adventures by Jennifer Blomquist NWstamper.com

With so many great flowers and lace stamps and dies, sometimes I have a hard time finding a  Masculine birthday card in my stash.  So, when I was designing a card for my recent Stamping Bingo event, I decided to fix that problem!  I love this Balloon Adventures stamp set and especially that it fits the Balloon Bouquet punch.  But this card is all about the details, which lets you keep it interesting without bringing it over to the girly side.   Let me share with you some of the fun touches we added: Little Touches Make All the Difference … Read More

Foxy Friend Fabulously Fun Birthday Card

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Last Friday was my monthly Creative Cards class – we normally meet the first Friday of the month, but with OnStage Local happening that first weekend of the month, I had to push it back a week.  Well, I was so glad I could because it gave me a chance to play with my new Stitched Shapes framelits (SO FUN!!) and since we had Christmas Cards and Tags classes scheduled for Saturday, I was free to play with all the other fun non-holiday items in my craft room. So out came the Foxy Friends stamp set and the coordinating A … Read More

Bright Birthday Card with a Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Bouquet

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When I start working on a project, sometimes I have a plan in mind, but often I turn to pinterest or google image search to give me a starting point for my project.  Most of the time, I end up mixing and matching my favorite ideas from multiple cards into one card.  But sometimes I come across a card that I love so much that I just have to make it exactly as I see it.  Today is one of those cards!  Check out how fun and cheery it is: I saw this card by Shannon Kay on Pinterest and … Read More

More Party Wishes! A Pop of Punches Birthday Card

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Remember how yesterday I shared a card that used the little candles punch and stamp from Party Wishes?  Well, today I have another birthday card idea using the OTHER punches in that party punch pack… the cupcake and balloon! This was all started from an “element” we made as a make & take at the OnStage event in November, but there was a lot more designer paper below the Happy Birthday sentiment and I just couldn’t handle it for some reason.   It just wasn’t my style and so I had to start cutting it up and trying new things! … Read More

Bright & Cheery Birthday Card with the New Party Wishes Stamps & Confetti Embossing Folder

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Let’s think spring and bright and cheery as we head into January.  I know a lot of people are thinking about resolutions and thinking about making sure you are on top of birthday cards for the year – I know I am!  I want to do a lot better sending out birthday cards to my friends and family.  So, let’s kick things off with a fun birthday card using the new Party Wishes stamp set and the Confetti Embossing Folder! Ok, really… I just love this sentiment!  Coming from a tech background and working in an office, I have had … Read More

Bling Up your Card with Glitter Ribbon–A Birthday & Thank You card (BLOG HOP)

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I’m so excited to be able to join a fun blog hop today for the first time!  Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for December. This is a monthly blog hop with many fabulous and talented Stampin’ Up demonstrators who work and play hard with their business.   This month our theme is Bring on the Bling. You know I love me some sparkle and shine but I thought I’d be a bit different from my regular rhinestones (or even glimmer paper) and share some ideas using the fabulous – but retiring – Gold Glitter Ribbon! Holiday Catalog … Read More

Christmas or All Year Cards with Season of Cheer Designer Paper

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At the Northwest Crafty Escape Weekend last month, I gave everyone who was attending on Friday a goodie bag that included a number of items including the Season of Cheer designer paper pack and some of the Old Olive Baker’s Twine (which is one of the weekly deal this week – booyah!)  I used this paper for their make & take projects and had fun designing 4 cards – 2 of which were Christmas Cards and 2 which were anytime of year cards!  Because I loved how even though this paper is in the Holiday Catalog and shown doing lots … Read More

Sprinkles of Life Cupcake Birthday for the Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop – (Wednesday Walkthrough Video Tutorial)

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If you missed it yesterday, the new 2015 Stampin’ Up annual catalog launched yesterday and so today we are in full swing of everything ramped up and ready to go with all the changes that come with the new catalog.  If you haven’t seen yours yet, here is the link to the new catalog and to my new catalog walkthrough video that went up on my YouTube channel yesterday. See the new catalog PDF  |  Check out my new catalog walkthrough on YouTube! But not only is the new catalog here but it is once again time for another Fun … Read More

So Long Flower Frenzy Die with a Polka Dot Treat Bag & Birthday Card

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Last saturday was my Stamping Bingo event and it was a ton of fun! We gave away a ton of prizes including a grand prize that included 4 packs of cardstock (a variety pack of each color family), a stamp set, and ink pad!  Plus, they all got goodie bags filled with product and then got to make 4 make & takes…lucky ducks!  Today I’m going to share two of the projects they made using the Flower Frenzy die that is retiring this month – plus it is only $18.98 for this die that can cut paper, chipboard, fabric, felt, … Read More