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Hello, I Miss You!

Hello, I Miss You!

Over the years and many moves due to the military, I’ve left behind the dearest of friends.

While we may be miles apart the friendships stay fresh always.  One way to keep the friendship fresh is through a handmade card.

Today, I’m sharing a card using the Vertical Garden stamp set and one of my favorite Sale-a-Bration sets, Hey Chick.


Vertical Garden

The Vertical Garden stamp set is now available and perfect for many projects.  Make sure to check out the Vertical Garden Project kit, a home decor kit you will adore.

Miss You, Vertical Garden, Hey Chicks, Stampin' Up!


Miss You, Vertical Garden, Hey Chicks, Stampin' Up!


Tips & Tricks 

  • Begin stamping the hello image using Delightful Dijon ink by stamping off several times and then stamping.  Each time you stamp, the image should get darker as you work your way towards the bottom of the card.
  • The small scallops were created by die cutting a large scallop square from Calypso Coral cardstock.
  • Attach the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate over the Delightful Dijon cardstock.


Miss You, Vertical Garden, Hey Chicks, Stampin' Up!


  • Attach the ribbon, acetate and cardstock using a stapler.


Miss You, Vertical Garden, Hey Chicks, Stampin' Up!


Lastly, one of my favorite kits in the Occasions catalog is the Vertical Garden Project Kit.

Miss You, Vertical Garden, Hey Chicks, Stampin' Up!


This is a perfect kit for spring,  I’m thinking a lot about spring with the recent cold snap here in Florida.  Click HERE to view the Vertical Garden Project kit and order yours to create today.

Be sure to see this kit in the video below.


Be inspired with more ideas using the Vertical Garden stamp set HERE  and HERE.

Plus don’t miss my favorite card using this stamp set HERE.

Take Advantage of Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-a-Bration is here and in full swing.  The Sale-a-Bration catalog is filled with great products to fit all different types of projects.

You may have seen this recent post using the Hey, Chick stamp set.  This set has become one of my favorites from the Sale-a-Bration catalog and you will find tremendous inspiration on Pinterest using this set.

Miss You, Vertical Garden, Hey Chicks, Stampin' Up!


Tips & Tricks 

  • Use Watercolor Pencils to color each of the stamped images.
  • Archival Basic Black ink is perfect to use for all of your watercolor needs. Heat set the image before you watercolor.
  • My favorite tool to use for watercolor is the Aqua Painter.  Two pens come in a pack with a medium and fine brush tips.

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  • The Urban Underground Suite offers the perfect coordinating products to compliment the Hey, Chicks stamp set. My favorite is the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This folder creates a deeply embossed image.
  • Use the Tags & Label dies for the greeting.


The Hey, Chick stamp set is FREE with a $50 purchase of products from my Online Store.

Click HERE and start shopping and earning FREE stamp sets.

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Exciting news.  The January Exclusive tutorial is available and it’s AWESOME.

12 beautiful projects to inspire your creativity.  Each project has step by step instructions.

You can receive this tutorial 2 ways:

  1. Purchase $50 in my Online Store and this tutorial will be sent to you for FREE- 59 pages of AMAZING creativity.
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St. Patty’s Day Banner

Happy day paper crafters.  Today I have a project I’m excited to share – a fun St. Patty’s Day Banner!


I have a fun place in my foyer that I love to decorate for the different seasons and noticed that my St. Patty’s Day decor was a little blah.  Isn’t it great when we can create our own?


You will notice that I’ve used all kinds of products on this St. Patty’s banner.  I’ll have a full list of the supplies I’ve  used at the bottom of this post.  The biggest triumph I had while making this was just adding the layers and more layers.  Grab your GLUE GUN… it’s going to make your life even sweeter.  Let’s get started!


St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!

As you can see it’s just 4 simple panels.  I started with pre-made burlap pieces I found at a local craft store.  These are pretty small panels,  just 2.5 x 3.5.


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After spending a good hour looking for a St. Patty’s day stamp set I finally came to the conclusion I was going to have to jump into My Digital Studio for a little help.  Remember, My Digital Studio is NOT just for scrapbookers.  The gazillion images in the program CAN be printed.  Even better you can export the SVG image from My Digital Studio and import into your e-Cutter.  I wanted some shamrocks.  Oh boy did I get them.  I had plenty of images to choose from in My Digital Studio.  This shamrock came from the Luck O’ The Irish download.   Luck 'O The Irish, My Digital Studio, MDS, Stampin' Up!

  I cut my shamrocks in all different sizes using Wild Wasabi cardstock.  I also decided to get crazy and used a vintage map I bought awhile back and cut a shamrock from that as well.  I loved that little added vintage look.

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!


Now each burlap panel had a piece of the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum over it.  To keep this in place I added a few dollops from my hot glue gun.  You want to pay attention that the glue will not be seen so if I could strategically place the glue under a gold pokie dot it was perfect. You can barely see my arrow peeking out at the bottom but this was easy peasy using my On Film Framelit Dies and the Gold Foil paper.


St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!, Paper Pumpkin

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!, Paper Pumpkin


Using Wild Wasabi ink I stamped all of my shamrocks using images from an older Paper Pumpkin and the newest paper pumpkin for February.  OH BOY I love when I get more milage on a stamp set.  I also used the World Map Background stamp set on the BIG shamrock.  Perfect match to go with my vintage map shamrocks.  YIPPIE!!!

Now is when I get a little GIDDY about the itty bitty banner at the top of this panel.  I used our Sale a Bration BANNER punch.  (ummm… FREE with $50 purchase—-> Just saying’)

Remember me telling you about  my cool vintage music sheets I found awhile back?  I decided to use them for the itty bitty banner at the top along with our Gold Foil Sheet.  Oh my GEE!  It’s super cutely.  I attached this using my glue gun at the top of the Designer Vellum.  It’s not going anywhere.  Love that!!  I can’t forget my little wooden Mr & Mrs. Van Deep in Troubles.  These little wooden pieces make my heart beat faster.  I want MORE of them.  They were included in a Paper Pumpkin kit a few months back and I have a tight grip on my extra ones that were in my kit.


You may be wondering where all that Gold Splatter is coming from? Well…. I hoarded a few bottles of the Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink that we use to sell.  I LOVE this stuff and with gold being SO trendy I can’t help but use it all the time.   You may even notice I gently placed a little bit of the Gold Smooch around the shamrocks.  Sometimes it’s great to be a craft hoarder. Do you have a coveted product that we no longer sell that you keep right next to you? I would love to hear what it is.

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!


This next panel was all about layering fun things.  Starting with the Designer Vellum and adding a doily.  I used my Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Pack (Pear Pizzaz) and created a banner using my Hexagon punch.

I love the Essentials Wooden Elements and that you can alter them to suit your needs.  I simply stamped the image using the Hip Notes stamp set using Wild Wasabi ink.


St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!


This last panel I used my Designer Paper again and added a coil of the beautiful Gold Bakers Twine.  To get this coil the way I wanted it… (THAT NEVER HAPPENED) I used my glue gun.  I’m not sure how some crafters get that coil to look so pretty.  I’m going to practice more.  The canvas heart comes from the Heartfelt Banner Kit from that you can get FREE with a $50 purchase.  It’s another one of our fun Sale-a-Bration items.


St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!


There you have it.  A small little St. Patty’s Day banner to brighten my foyer area hanging from a vintage frame.  I love how it turned out and it was not an all day project.  I just kept layering fun things.


Also, I’m still creating a few more things for St. Patty’s Day and to add to my foyer display.  I found these great celtic fonts  below on Pinterest.  Click the picture and start creating with these.

Celtic Fonts, St. Patty's Day fonts

If you are a font-a-holic you can find a board on my Pinterest page with tons of free fonts.  Sweet Kiss


There are many great things you can use to make fun St. Patty’s day crafts.  Don’t forget to check out the fun digital downloads Stampin’ Up! has to make your creating a bit easier. Are you looking for JUST our e-Cutter digital downloads? Click HERE to see all that you can import into your machine.

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!


Stamps: Hip Notes #133504,  Paper Pumpkin Images Ink: Wild Wasabi Cardstock:Wild Wasabi

Accessories:  Gold Bakers Twine #132975, Paper Doilies,  Gold Foil Sheet #132622, Silhouette Cameo, My Digital Studio, Essential Wooden Elements #132258,  Glue Gun, On Film Framelits Dies #132969, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum #133363, Banner Punch (Sale a bration), Heartfelt Banner Kit (Sale a bration), Mini Metallic Clothespins #133320, Soft Subtles Designer Buttons #130030

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