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Fun With Tasty Trucks Stamp Set

Tasty Trucks Stamp Set

Creating with the Tasty Trucks stamp set has not only been fun, but super creative.

This FREE sale-a-Bration stamp set is one you will enjoy the abundance of stamping opportunities.

I’ve seen this little truck turn into adorable options such as an ambulance, UPS truck and even a postal truck.

Of course, I’m always pretty simple when it comes to using this set but I have a few ideas I wanted to share.


Four Cards To Inspire You


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While you have many foodie images to choose from I fell in love with the cupcake image.  Maybe it’s because I would be giddy if a cupcake truck was found in my area.  Can you imagine? A girl can dream.



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Taco Tuesday

Another favorite with this truck is the tacos.  Taco Tuesday is a BIG deal in my house.  Seriously, my kids can change their attitude in a heartbeat if I say it’s Taco Tuesday.


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I paired this image with one of my favorite pattern papers, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper. The images in this paper are a perfect match for any Taco Truck.

This card will be perfect to give one of my kids a little kick in the pants when they are feeling gloomy.



I love the look of generation stamping and the different color hues you can see the more times you continue to stamp.

That is exactly how I created this card below using the congratulations image with the Tasty Trucks stamp set.

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The fonts in this set are simple and perfect in size to create small thin banners.

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Playful Patterns 

Lastly, I wanted a card that was really playful and I love how you can achieve this look using our Designer Series Paper.

This card and the congratulations card above both use a FREE Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration products called Carried Away.  This paper has an array of beautiful bold colors to use for your projects.



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Peekaboo Peach is a new InColor that I haven’t used enough.  I love how this looks watercolored and it’s perfect for spring paper crafting. I will definitely be pulling this color more for my spring projects.

Try this Color Combination!

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Tips & Tricks 

  • Watercoloring the truck after stamping the image onto Watercolor paper provided the best way to color this image because of the size.
  • Fussy cutting the truck gave me the ability to add the truck as another layer onto the card.
  • The taco truck awning was paper pieced using the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.


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Create each of these projects using this FREE tutorial.   Click Here to download and enjoy!



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Color Inspiration- Have You Tried This?

Color Inspiration

Color Inspiration is one of my biggest puzzle pieces when I sit down to create.

Once I know the stamp set I’m going to work with I love to go through my ink pads and play with the colors to see what I can come up with.  I like to browse my Pinterest Board of color as well, but sometimes it’s just as easy to sit some colors in front of me and see what’s calling my name.


My card today is way out of my normal color wheel and I hope you will try these colors on a project yourself.  I love how the Mint Macaron looks with the Blackberry Bliss and the Crumb Cake ALWAYS goes with everything.

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Create it!


If you are a fan of balloons, the stamp set Balloon Builders is for you.  There are tons and tons of balloon animals you can create with this set but lazy me kept it pretty simple…

Wait for it…

Yes.  I stamped a plain balloon.

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I started to get crazy but here is the problem….


Ya know the noises that the balloons make when the clown is making the animal balloons? It freaks me out.


Just thinking about the clown (not a fan) and then the twisting of the balloons….. AHHHHH! FREAK OUT.


I stamped a plain balloon and I kinda like it.


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The greeting is perfect for my teenage girl.  I thought it described her to a tee.  This will be a great card for her friends birthdays that are upcoming.  Teenagers, College students… this is a perfect set for them.

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Tips and Tricks 

I stamped most of the balloons directly onto the Typeset Designer Paper and a few I stamped onto a scrap piece of the Typeset and punched using the Balloon Bouquet Punch. How fun is THAT?

I added a Linen Thread bow onto the main balloon and stuck a piece of Linen Thread behind the balloon to create the string for it.

The sequins came from the Love Blossoms Embellishment kit.  I love the colors of these sequins and they give off a purple hue when next to the Blackberry Bliss ink.  I stamped the balloon with the greeting onto Very Vanilla so I could make the greeting pop a little more than it being on the Typeset DSP.


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I’d love to see your creativity using these colors.  Leave a comment and share your project with me. Let’s see these colors in action.

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TGIF Time- Color Challenge

TGIF Time- Color Challenge

I know I am WAY WAY WAY past due on an update here so I will update in a separate post.  

I’ve been a bad girl and haven’t stamped in awhile… and I’m way out of the loop on designing for the TGIF design team.  I am very very sorry about that.  Again, I’ll explain in my next post.  

I finally placed a new catalog order and waited patiently (one day- couldn’t stand it!) for my order to arrive.  The excitement I felt when seeing my new toys was overwhelming for TWO reasons.  

1. I haven’t been excited to do ANYTHING so having that feeling was AMAZING!
2. Stamps, Stamps, Stamps!  Hallelujah! 

Once I got that precious package in the door and opened the box…. I squealed.  

Then a complete re-organziation of my craft room happened.  AHHHHH!  

Are you like that? Here I have new toys and I felt the overwhelming feeling of clean out city.  That took forever and now my stamp room has piles ALL over of things that need to GO GO GO.  

But then I grabbed my new sets and finally created.  

Luckily I get to start with a color challenge to get me back in my game and these colors are LOVELY!! 

I used the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.  Isn’t this a gorge set?? Oh my WORD!  

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Yes, a bit of fussy cutting but friends… details.  I love the layers and details. 
I did pull out the sewing machine too.  My allergies went a little crazy too as I swept the dust bunnies away.  Eek.  

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The little vintage buttons are a new product too.  Loving them and especially with the new Very Vanilla Bakers Twine.  YUMMO!!

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Below you will see all the supplies used for this card.  Click the links and it will take you directly to my online store.  Make sure to check the Clearance Rack.  Lots of littles on there that are great deals.  

Have an AWESOME day!  XOXOXO

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Be Color Inspired & Tips

Be Color Inspired & Tips


Be Colored Inspired


Oh my! I love these colors together.  Nice and bright and can quickly get someones attention.  


One of my favorite things to pin on Pinterest is color combinations. It’s perfect when I need a bit of help to start creating.


When our new In Colors came out I wasn’t sure about the Mossy Meadow but as always, the more I use it the more I love it.  


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This card is another one I created for display at the Stampin’ Up! Convention.  


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Tips using Amazing Birthday Stamp Set


  • Stamp the large “Make Today Ridiculously Amazing” image and use the bottom polka dot to punch small banners.
  • Stamp the large image as above and cut the “Today” and “Amazing” and paper piece back onto the image.
  • Amazing Birthday Stamp set doesn’t have to be used for only birthdays.  Try using this set to make someone ridiculously happy!


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Looking for more color inspiration? Visit my Color Inspiration Pinterest board and be inspired.  There are over 186 color inspired pins.  

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Splash Your Life with Color |Stampin’ Up!

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I can’t imagine a world with no color. It’s one of the many things that inspires me to create.  


Today I hope I can splash your life with color and inspire you to create.  


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Create with Me

Purple has never been on my radar as for colors to use.  However this Blackberry Bliss is GORGE!  I most certainly will be using once Halloween comes.  I love how it paired so well with Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey.  


Now create it:

  • Card base is Blackberry Bliss cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Adhere Whisper White cardstock 4 x 5 1/4
  • Stamp the Kindness greeting using Blackberry Bliss ink and punch image out using 2 1/2″ Circle punch.  Adhere to the Whisper White card front.
  • Using Coastal Cabana ink, stamp the dotted word image as seen in photo.
  • Cut a strip of Sweet Taffy DSP to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (this piece is the Rich Razzleberry polka dots)
  • Cut a doily in half and adhere to the DSP as seen in photo.
  • Stitch the 3/8″ Stitched Satin Hello Honey ribbon across the top of the DSP as seen in photo.
  • Using Coastal Cabana Ink, stamp the starburst image onto Coastal Cabana cardstock and punch using the 2 1/2″ Circle punch.  Cut the Circle in half.
  • Using Hello Honey ink, stamp leaf and butterfly onto scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock.  
  • Punch the Butterfly using Elegant Butterfly Punch. Using snips fussy cut the leaf.  
  • Adhere all pieces onto card front using dimensionals.  Put a pearl on the middle of the butterfly.  


Now what do you think about these colors? Can you see yourself using them? All of them are our Stampin’ Up! In Colors.  

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You can see all the supplies used for this card below.  Just click the links and it takes you to my Online Store.  


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