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Celebrate Father’s Day

Celebrate Father’s Day


The countdown begins as Father’s Day approaches.  I’m racking my brain trying to figure out how to celebrate with Russ this year.


He is pretty low key typically and never asks for much.  Maybe a day without therapy would be a good for him or have the kids do what they love and make breakfast in bed.  Who knows, I’m sure we’ll come up with something.  BUT… I want it to be special this year.  If you have any ideas, throw them my way.  


Normally I do not purchase baby stamp sets.  It’s very seldom that I know of friends having babies.  The funny thing is my friends are not having babies but becoming grandparents.  That’s pretty fun too although it will be AWHILE for me.  


The Something for Baby stamp set caught my eye because of the matching framelits. The sweet baby buggy and the ties are just adorable.  


I decided to create a Father’s Day card using the tie stamp and framelit.  


Something for Baby stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Celebrate Father's Day


I decided to keep most of the ties neutral and then one was a pop of color.  It’s Coastal Cabana of course.  I love that color.  I stamped the greeting Celebrate from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink.  


Confession time…  When Early Espresso  was added to our product line I pushed Chocolate Chip to the side.  When I was stamping the Celebrate I squealed out loud.  WOWSA, I missed that color.  It was perfect for this card and I need to use it more often.  I did add a little stitching and the scatter from Gorgeous Grunge to the top left.  

Something for Baby stamp set, Stampin' Up!


 JUST love the way it turned out.  

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Have a SUPER creative day. 


PS: Alexis is now sick.  103 temp.  She is not happy with Brandon.  Brandon is doing much better.  Seems to be bouncing back to his crazy self.


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Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!


Looking for a great stamp set to make the greatest Dad cards? Father's Day is just around the corner!   Just in case you forgot about this stamp set, Dapper Dad (#129198) I wanted to remind you.  TODAY is the LAST DAY to order it.  


Check out how cute this watch is.  Here is a better look at all the images in this set HERE.  ADORABLE! 


Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!

On Friday I posted my new Color Challenge for the week.  The colors worked perfect for this card too.  You can see the color challenge HERE. 

You can see all the supplies to make this card below.  

Stamp set: Dapper Dad #129198, Amazing Family #129192 Cardstock: Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana Ink: Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand

Accessories:  Window Frame Collection Framelits #129021, First Edition DSP #121878, Patio Party DSP #126916, Silver Brads # 119741, Argyle Folder #127750), Square punch #124094

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All Tied Up? Fun Fold Card

Good morning stampers! I have a fun card I wanted to share with you today.  This is a fun fold card using the Labels Collection Framelits (#125598) and a Father's Day Card.  This big day is just around the corner.  Are you ready?

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin up demo



Kimberly van Diepen stampin up demo



Kimberly Van DIepen



To make this card I started with a 4 1/2 x 12 piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock.  I folded that in half  and ran in through my Big Shot using the Labels Collection Framelit.  It was the second to largest Die in this collection.  Once through the Big Shot I scored the card once more 2" from the center score line so the card folded up to create an easel card.  Once I had all the score lines it was time to stamp.

I used the Best Dad Ever stamp set (#120681).  Such a great Father's Day set.  I started by stamping the ties on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using Early Espresso ink and then stamped them again using Marina Mist ink onto a scrap piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used my snips to cut out three ties and popped these up using Dimensionals.  I used two of the sentiments and cut each of the words to fit my card.  The large Scallop is from the Perfect Pennants Die Cut (#123126).  I love this scallop and use it often.  I layered a 2 1/2" Circle punch onto the Scallop and this is what helps to keep the card standing.  Lastly, we have an awesome ribbon that I have barely used this year and decided to pull it out and start using it.  WHY did I wait so long to use my Scallop Dots Ribbon? Silly.  For this card, I just wanted to show the small scallop edge on the top half of the card.  You will see it underneath the Crumb Cake cardstock. 

I hope this inspires you to use this awesome set.  If you don't have it yet there is still time to get it before Father's Day.  You can find it HERE.


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It’s almost Fathers Day!


Fathers Day is just around the corner and I have a few to make. I went back to a set I do adore, Natural Beauty! Of course this is retiring set, and I am sad to see it go. I just love this bird for masculine cards! I am back using my Kraft paper. Tee Hee! The designer paper was a scrap piece from the Tickets & Tokens Simply Scrappin’ Kit. I stamped on the base of the card with Ephemera Background stamp with White Kraft ink and then embossed with clear EP.


I then stamped the French Script on the Buckaroo Blue. Then edged around the blue. I stamped the bird on Kraft, then watercolored with the aqua painter with watercolor crayons. I edged around the kraft with choc chip. I put some brads at the top and added some paper piercering on the other side and viola!
Now to finish some scrap projects piling on my desk. It is a scrappin’ night!!!