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Oh Hello- One of My Fav’s

It’s been since July since I pulled out one of my Fav’s stamp sets- Oh Hello.

I love this stamp set for the Chevron images that are included in it.  While Chevrons have been a big trend for some time, they are still hot to trot.  

Oh Hello, Stampin' Up!



I can’t stress enough to use your embellishments.  I had a ball using many of my favorite embellishments in new ways. When I am creating a card my go to embellishment are the paper doily’s.  They sit on my creating table and my hand reaches for them ALL the time.  For this card I wanted to try something a bit different and I only used a small piece of the doily under the sentiment.  

The sentiment “oh, Hello” was stamped and then cut using the Banner Framelits in the Occasion Mini.  If you love to make seasonal banners for your home, this framelit is a MUST have.

Oh Hello, Stampin' Up!


To create the small Gold Foil circles I used my Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack.  The circle punch in this pack is perfect to create little accents.  

My favorite part: 

My favorite part of the entire card that makes me laugh every time I look at it… the Whisper White Chevron stamp is WAY WAY crooked.  Nope, it was not on purpose.  Total mistake.  But I’m a lazy stamper and I made it work.  Does it change the card? Not really.  Perfection never has to be a part of creating.  Having FUN does.  Would you agree? 


Oh Hello, Stampin' Up!


Ready to create this card yourself? Don’t forget to try my favorite trick… Crooked Chevrons. <smile> 

You will find all the products used for this card below. Have a FANTASTIC day and have FUN creating!!

Make a BIG Wish!

Who doesn’t like to make a BIG wish? 


I always tell my kids ” Wish Big” when it’s their birthdays or when they talk about the 9 million fun things they want.  Really, it feels like 9 million things some days.  


Now that Sale-a-Bration is over I’m going back to focusing on sets in the Occasions Mini and sets from the Catalog I haven’t used as of yet.  

The Stamp set Big Wish is a very playful stamp set and because of it’s solid stamp images it’s perfect for quick birthday cards.  


As I was getting ready to stamp with this set I had a BIG IDEA!!



Make a Big Wish, Stampin' Up!

 You know I have a love affair with Vellum right now from this post.  Stampin’ Up! made my love affair even greater with the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.  

The big idea was making the cake cover on stamped vellum.  The first cake image I stamped was embossed with Gold and then I stamped the macaroons with Coastal Cabana ink.   I embossed the cake cover in Gold embossing powder and then cut this out. To attach the vellum piece I delicately placed Tombow glue on the scalloped edge and at the very top of the cake cover.  


I loved how the macaroons look soft through the vellum.  Make a Big Wish, Stampin' Up!



I added three pieces of ribbon for this card and just tucked the ends around the Brushed Gold cardstock.  I love how these ribbons give the card a delicate feel.  


I know we’ve discussed this before, are you using your vellum? Don’t miss out on this great product.  Stampin’ Up!’s cardstock vellum is nice and thick and the best in my book.  

Ready to recreate this quick card? You can find all the products I used for this card in the links below.  


 Are you new to using Stampin’ Up! Vellum? Here is a video I created last year when using our Cardstock Vellum: 


Make a Big Wish, Stampin' Up!


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Sale-a-Bration Must Haves!

Don’t miss these Sale-a-Bration must haves!


You might be in a panic because this is my third post for the day.  WOWSA!  Probably an all time record.  Honestly, I’m on a mission today.  I don’t want you to be left out of some great products.  We all know I came into the Sale-a-Bration game a little late.  I’m trying to do what I love to do and that’s inspire YOU!  


I have 4 great cards to share with you.  You will find all the products for these cards in the links below.  

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This year Stampin’ Up! has a fantastic Banner kit that SCREAMS Spring.  I decided to take that Banner Kit and create a few cards with it.  I hope this inspires you in case you are not a “Banner” girl! These are quick and easy!


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Sale-a-Bration Ends Soon, Stampin' Up!, Be Inspired-Sale-a-Bration

As you can see below these are some of the layers of Pennants for the banner. I loved layering them onto my card.  I sewed a quick straight stitch to keep the banner pieces together.  BAM! That easy!

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Sale-a-Bration Ends Soon, Stampin' Up!, Be Inspired-Sale-a-Bration


Here is another one with the same concept as above, just a few different pieces.  Love them.   Oh just love them!!Sale-a-Bration Ends Soon, Stampin' Up!, Be Inspired-Sale-a-Bration
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The cork pieces on this card remind me of a Alligator’s back.  Lumps.  HA HA HA!  This is a cute little set.  4 great designs to meet many Occasions Cards.  

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You can see all the supplies in the links below.  Remember today is the last day to get these Sale-a-Bration Must Haves! 

Have a FAB day!  Tomorrow is April Fools.  Oh boy!  I have some tricks up my sleeve for my kids.  Yippie. 



Sale-a-Bration- Don’t Miss It!

 Sale-a-Bration- Don’t miss it! Holy Cow!!  It’s the LAST day!!


I’ve been creating like a mad woman all weekend.  I pulled out every Sale-a-Bration item I’ve earned and started creating.  I’ve got ideas that are just dying to get out of my brain and put to work.  It felt Ah-mazing to let them loose.  Are you ready to see what I did? 


Wait…. go ahead and grab a drink and maybe a piece of paper. I’ve really have some fun ideas for you.  


Okay… NOW let’s get rollin’!


Let me add that you will be able to find ALL the supplies that I used on these cards below with clickable links to find them. I’ll give brief descriptions under the photos.   

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Have you ever started creating a card and just felt goosebumps when it was completed? Uh-huh! That’s what happened once I finished this one.  I love taking the twine and twirling it around. Then I started adding the Cork Flowers from the Sweet Sorbet Accessories it just brought it all together.  

The sentiment from this card is from the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit.  Fantastic Kit by the way for only $19.95! I use the stamps on other cards ALL-THE-TIME!

Another favorite on this card, Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Just add’s enough texture to a card.  


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Sale-a-Bration... Don't Miss it!, Stampin' Up!

I can’t deny my love for everything Gold lately.  It’s such a hot trendy thing in the paper craft community.  I love that Stampin’ Up! has so many GOLD products for me to use on my cards.  Especially when I need to go Gold Cray Cray like I did on this card.  YIKES. Look how that Gold Foil looks using the Secret Garden Framelits.  WOWSA!  


You could also venture to say I’m on a Vellum kick too.  I can’t help it.  It’s SO gorgeous. I used Gold embossing powder over my stamped  flowers on the Vellum and then cut them out.  Easy Peasy to cut because our Vellum is nice and thick.  I love it.  There is a F.U.N trick on this card.  

  • Place a strip of your washi tape across a piece of Vellum.  Now punch out anything you want.  I used the Circle Punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  Love how this accented this card.  

The sentiment for this card comes from the You’re Lovely stamp set.  GREAT set.  


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Sale-a-Bration... Don't Miss it!, Stampin' Up!


I used all kinds of great Sale-a-Bration products for this card.  It shows you can really put all the products together to coordinate.  Just on this card I have the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, Banner Blast stamp set, Banner Punch, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  The best part about this card, it was quick and easy.  


  • Remember that the Hexagon punch is the perfect way to make your banners.  


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I hope these cards inspire you this morning.  Make sure to check back in a few hours… I’ll have 4 more cards to share. I told you I had a creating BLITZ.  

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Happy Life- For Realsie

Considering all things, I have a Happy life, for realisie!!  


Today was a tough therapy day for Russ and he fired me.  Yep.  You will never guess why! Too much laughing!!!  We couldn’t get serious for nothing.  This makes for a HAPPY life considering he is working pretty darn hard to get stronger.  I can’t help it and I don’t want to be a bore during therapy.  We had to quit at one point today because we were laughing so hard.  I felt that was the best therapy hands down.  


I have a really fun card to share today and of course it has a story behind it too.  Last week I asked my FB fans which stamp set they had not inked or had struggles with using from the Occasions Mini catalog.  It really boiled down to I wanted a challenge.  The number one struggle was the Ampersand Embossing Folder.  I have to admit that when I received this from Founders Circle I was super excited.  The problem was it just sat on my desk.  The other winner was the Perfect Couple stamp set.  Hmmm… no ink had seen my set either.  The challenge was a GO.  

Happy Life, Perfect Couple, Ampersand, Stampin' Up!

Putting it all together:  

I started with Sahara Sand cardstock and used the Ampersand Embossing folder on a 4 x 5 1/4″.  This was placed on top of my card base- 4 1/4 x 11.  

Using a sponge dauber and Whisper White ink I sponged gently around the Ampersand.  I loved how this made the Ampersand stand out.  



When I was putting my Perfect Couple stamp set together I decided to separate the couple and the sentiment so I could use my little people for many different projects and not just for anniversary’s.  The little people fit perfectly on one of my Starburst Framelits Die.  YIPPIE!!! The challenge was coming together now.  

Happy Life, Perfect Couple, Ampersand, Stampin' Up!

 Layer, Layer, Layer:

I decided to add a few layers of a doily, (I’m in another doily phase… please forgive me!) Ruffled Ribbon in Coastal Cabana and my Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper.  OH BOY.  Lastly, the sentiment is from Perfect Couple and stamped on a banner with a few more bends than normal.  I love how it all turned out and it was a GREAT challenge.   


My next challenge is to ink every Occasions Mini stamp I own.  I’m getting there.  Not many left to see ink.  Isn’t that exciting? 


What would YOU choose? 

Is there a stamp set that you are struggling with? Let me know in the comments.  I love a GOOD challenge. I really do have a HAPPY life- for realsie!


Stamps: Happy Couple #133197  Ink: Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Naturals Ivory  Accessories:  Paper Doily #129399, Starburst Framelits #132967, Ampersand Textured Embossing Folder #132970, Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon #130024, Crochet Trim #118481, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper #133521 FREE with $50 purchase, Corner Rounder, dimensionals, sponge, Sponge Daubers, #102892, Rhinestones #119246, Summer Starfruit Stitched Ribbon #126846, Gold Pearlized Smooch 

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Have a FANTASTIC Thursday!! XOXOXO