Make Your Own Punch Art Bats for Halloween

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So if you receive my Newsletter, this will look familiar because it was one of the tutorials that I shared recently.  And if you aren’t on my newsletter list… see what you are missing?   Better hurry up and sign up here! But I thought with Halloween around the corner, I’d share this on the blog so that everyone can add a little batty, spooky fun to their projects.  Like this super simple Halloween card: All it is is a few punches, some black glimmer paper, and some ink.  But the fun part is making your own bats…. check it … Read More

Quick Thank You Cards with Painted Blooms designer paper

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First up, I wanted to give everyone a quick reminder about all the changes happening in the next couple of days: TODAY – Last call on the current weekly deals. preorder product samplers! TOMORROW (6/2) – shop out of all 3 catalogs (old annual, new annual, occasions catalog), LAST DAY for the old prices (some large punches, the Big Shot, Big Shot plates, and ink are increasing slightly; everything is getting rounded to the nearest dollar or quarter) and current hostess benefits, NEW get 2 free stamp sets when you become a member of my Fun n’ Crafty team! WEDNESDAY … Read More

Sending off Mixed Bunch and the Modern Label Punch with a Blue Bokeh Card

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Every year I have one item on the Stampin’ Up retiring list that I can’t believe is going away.  This year, I can’t believe the Modern Label punch is retiring!  Especially since it goes so awesomely with the Word Window punch!  I guess that just means I have to enjoy it now (and hang on to mine and keep loving it after they stop making it too. ) Today I wanted to share another Bokeh card we did in my technique class.  I think I’ve decided I love mixing in colored circles with my white circles when doing the Bokeh … Read More

Sweet Hello Baby Card

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Every now and then a card comes together that is a little bit of this and that and I just love the end result.  This is one of those cards.  I actually made it for last summer’s convention display boards and realized that I don’t think I ever posted it, so I wanted to share! Tips for making this card: This is a perfect card for using up a bunch of your scraps because it is lots of little die cuts and scrap strips of paper. Cut out an oval framlelit shape and then add a little bit of detailing … Read More

Framed Flowers Card for a Friend with Pictogram Punches

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When I saw that the paper stacks in the Stampin’ Up catalog were on the weekly deals this week for 25% off, I was pretty excited.  I love my paper and though I need to work on using it more (hence why I’m planning my technique class this month to be all about Using You Paper!)  I have had some fun with it already including this card: Tips for making this card: Die cut the center of a piece of the All Abloom designer paper stack (I thought this looked like some fab wallpaper) and then layer over a piece … Read More

Lovely Lattices with the Chevron Border Punch

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Today is my day to share some ideas over on the Stampin’ Stylin’ Inkspiration blog and I thought I would share with them and you a technique that has been around for a while but I only recently gave it a try myself – making lattices with the Chevron punch!  If you haven’t tried it yet, this is an easy technique that has lots of possibilities. To get started, here is the card that was my first attempt with this idea: It was my chance to play with a few of the fun new tools from the Occasion catalog including: … Read More

A Masculine Card with Six Sided Sampler

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Quick, name a stamp set that you just had to have but have since used once – or not at all!  For me, that has been the Six Sided Sampler stamp set.  I saw lots of cool things done with this set and I loved the hexagon punch that coordinated, so I picked it up last fall.  and I think I’ve used it about twice!  Thankfully, my friend Sarah Naber came to my rescue with this awesome inspiration that is great for guys or gals! You know me, I love clean and simple cards – especially if they have lots … Read More

Happy St. Patricks Day with a Pansy Punch Shamrock

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  It snuck up on me, but thanks to my hubby, I remembered to wear green this morning. 🙂 Well, last week for my stamp club, I shared this cute little tag as a bonus project to show another great way to use that Pansy Punch.  Turn it into a fun shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day! Now, how do you make it? First, punch out a flower in your favorite shade of green (in this case, I used Gumball Green). Then, pick a petal to start trimming and cut off the sides of your selected petal.  (I’ve … Read More

Fun with Flower Shop stamps and Doilies

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Just a quick card share today – this was another card we made at our recent club night.  I was playing with a little bit of everything at my craft table to create this texture-rich card. The one thing that is a little different about this card, but can be hard to tell when looking at it, is that we actually cut the white Tea Lace Doily in half and overlapped the pieces so that the total size of the doily is a little bit smaller than normal. That let us have the look of the doily without it taking … Read More

A Little Bit of This and That for a Fun Thank You Card

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I have a “matchy-matchy” mind I’m learning.  When I have product kits or coordinating suites, I tend to make projects that use all the stuff from that one collection.  So, that makes today’s share a bit more impressive for me since I pretty much used a little bit of this and that of things lying around my craft table to create this fun thank you card for a friend.   I was playing with a few of my favorite new things (the Oh Hello stamp set and Tea for Two designer paper), but then I wanted to give the new … Read More

Smashed Bottle Cap/Soda Pop Top Spring Card

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Ever since I went to Leadership in January, I have been dying to try out the technique of smashing the soda pop tops with your Big Shot to create these super cute embellishments.  For some reason I thought it was going to be super hard or complicated… or something that made me a little bit intimidated to give it a try.  But then one day I decided to just go for it and I was shocked at how easy it was! So, I just had to put together a card to share with my group at my monthly team conference … Read More

Halloween Colors but not a Halloween Card

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This afternoon, I finally got to have some quality time with Photoshop on my computer and finished editing a bunch of project photos to share here on my blog.  However, when the time came to pick what to share with you tonight, I kept gravitating towards Christmas cards, and while I can’t wait to share more holiday ideas with you, I just wanted to give Halloween and pretty fall colors their time too.  🙂 So I thought I would share this card I received as a swap at convention that I just loved.  I thought it was so pretty and … Read More