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Apple of My Eye

Apple of My Eye

While the phrase might sound corny, I bet we’ve all said it to someone… right?


I am 100% positive I’ve said this to the Prince and my gems many times.  They love those kind of things.


Now with the stamp set Apple of My Eye, we can create a project around this phrase and they can always know they are the apple of our eyes.

Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen


Ideas to Use

The images have endless ideas.  Citrus, pears, apples… I love it.

Occasions that fit this set:

  • love/ Valentines
  • Thinking of you
  • Miss You
  • Celebration
  • Baby


Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Adding the burlap reminded me of having all my apples together in a pretty basket. What do you think?

Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen


I added the polka dots from the What’s Your Type stamp set then coordinated it with the Designer Series Paper- It’s My Party which has a pattern with Polka Dots.

I had to add the doily… it’s an obsession that I need an intervention for.  Not kidding.

Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Lastly, I tapped a little ink spray over the entire project to give it a bit of texture. (Make sure to read my blog on Friday… when I share a complete disaster of OVER spraying a project and it looks like a murder scene! It’s sure to start your weekend with a belly laugh-or two!) 


Of course there are many ways to use the Apple of My Eye stamp set and I can’t wait to share more ideas with you.  It’s one that will get a ton of use in my stamp room as it’s one of my favs.  Here are a trio of beautiful cards from Stampin’ Up!

Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Truly, the ideas are endless with this set.  Make sure to put it on your wish list and grab those FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp sets.

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Flurry of Wishes

Flurry of Wishes

Yes, I’m dreaming of many wishes… but surely not a FLURRY of wishes here in Florida.  That’s why we moved here to Pensacola, to get away from all that crazy cold weather.  It’s doubtful I will ever see a snow flurry here.  BUT… that doesn’t mean I don’t like to stamp them.

I’m sharing a fun card using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set today.  Loving the greetings in the set and the fonts they used.  A little fact about me, I love FONTS.  I have way too many of my computer and I’m always looking for more.  My eye is always drawn to the greetings in a set looking for the fun fonts.

Flurry of Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

I am loving those Winter Wonderland embellishments too.  SO pretty and delicate.  I also added one of the new Iced Rhinestones.

Flurry of Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Tips & Tricks 

To adhere the Winter Wonderland Embellishment I placed 2 Mini Glue Dots underneath and it seems like it’s there to stay.  I bet I could have used some Tombow Glue, but this was easy for this lazy stamper.

The last thing I added to this card was a splash of glitter… Silver glitter.

Flurry of Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen


This stamp set has a matching punch for the two smaller snow flakes.  I had originally planned on using it but then last minute decided not too.

I do love the colors on this card and thought it would be just as pretty done in pink.  What do you think? I might have to give that a try.

Okay, I’m down to the wire before I leave. Still not completely packed… swaps not really done… and a little one with a fever.  Well, not so little.  My son has a sore throat and fever.  Isn’t that how it always works?? Seriously!


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Pinterest Inspired

We all have the moments when we need a kick start to our creative mojo.  It's not like we could ever say we ran out of ideas.  That's seriously crazy talk with the way the internet is today. HOWEVER, there are still moments when I need that "starting" point. My card today is exactly that and Pinterest inspired. 


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Truth be told, I'm not a huge flowers fan. No idea why, just not my gig. There are some images that really do tickle my fancy and Stippled Blossoms is one. 

I wanted to recreate a card I had seen from Dawn McVey. A simple card but her flowers were beautifully done. Stippled blossoms was a perfect match. She used the same color choices although her White background on the flowers was a little more vibrant.


At first I wasn't feeling the "black" flowers and felt like I was making a sympathy card.  Then the more I looked at it the more elegant it became to me.  The end result I loved. 

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At the top you can see a swirly image. That is from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Vintage Verses. What a great stamp set that is and I just can't part with it. I I used a Basic Black marker and stamped the image in the corner. I then laid a piece of Burlap over the center.  


You will notice that the burlap is hanging over the side of the card.  I made my card base a little smaller so I could hang the burlap over and it still fits in my envelope.  



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Lastly, I used a new stamp set called Sketched Birthday which is a new stamp set.  Just stamped on Whisper White and hand cut to fit perfectly over my burlap. 

The last touch was alittle "shimmer" spray across the entire card and dazzled up the center of the flowers with Dazzling Diamonds. 

It's different, but pretty simple and I'm in love with burlap.  

Stamp set: Stippled Blossoms (126747), Sketched Birthday (130426) Vintage Verses- Retired Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White Ink: Whisper White, Basic Black Craft Ink

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones (119246),  Burlap, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Black Marker, Scissors

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