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Celebrating a Teenager!

Celebrating a Teenager!

Can it be that my baby is really a teenager?

A few weeks ago I told you we were working on invitations for Alexis and I’m super excited to share.

 

I have to admit that Stampin’ Up! saved the day once again.  The new Occasions catalog had the perfect stamp set to work with- Number of Years!

 

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Handmade Happiness

There has not been one year that my princess has not had a handmade invitation.  That’s truth.  She was only 6 months old when I started my journey with Stampin’ Up! and she’s had a handmade invitation ever since.

 

The only thing I have to deal with now is her approval of the actual invite but I love that she is part of the creative process with me.

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Turning 13 is a BIG deal.  How soon I had forgotten but she has reminded me daily.

Once Alexis had the colors picked out it was my turn to make it happen.  I think we did okay, what do you think?

You might be thinking to yourself, “Stitching?” Are you for real?

Stitching on cards with a sewing machine is SUPER easy and FAST.  It’s what keeps my elements on the card together and it’s a straight stitch.  Honestly, you can’t screw it up.  I have a regular home sewing machine I believe I bought at JoAnn’s many years back and it works like a dream.

I love how the stitching pulls the ribbon and numbers together and keeps them nice and tidy.

 

Creating a Party Favor

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Tips and Tricks-

  • Not only was the invitation easy to create this year so was the party favor.  This adorable Pyramid Box was perfect for her to put a small trinket inside.  Utilizing all the colors she had picked out and of course adding the big “13” made my girls eyes light up.  She is a star at 13! I used the Little Number Thinlits on the box to create the 13.  I love both the letters and number Thinlits.  They are perfect for any project.
  • I used Filter Paper on the front of the box along with a die from the Pyramid Pals Thinlits to create the frayed look.  Once I had all the layers cut from the Filter Paper I used the Tombow Multipurpose Glue to keep it intact.
  • I cut the 1-1/4″ Bermuda Bay Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in half with my Ribbon Scissors and was able to use for both the card and box.
  • The Cutie Pie Thinlit was used to create the Old Olive scallop border at the bottom of the card.
  • I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit to create the star border on the party favor.
  • The wooden arrow element was used from the Memories in the Making Project Life Accessory Pack.  You can switch out the wooden arrow with the wooden heart making 6 cards from one pack.  Then use the remaining contents to create fun Project Life album from the event.

 

 

 

I encourage you to look at ways you can create handmade for any celebration.  Not only does it make it special it’s a fun process to get family involved to create with you.  Mothers, Grandmothers alike can enjoy the paper crafting together making memories along the way.

 

Below you will see all the supplies I used to create both projects.

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5 Stamps Every Stamper Should Own

5 Stamps Every Stamper Should Own

Stamps? Just 5 you say Kimberly?

Well, I could give you a list of 500 because I’m sure that’s the amount that my stamp room has seen over the years- or more….

 

I want to keep the list to 5 stamp sets because I’m narrowing it down to the new Occasions catalog.

 

Now this wasn’t easy but it’s a question I get asked a TON.  What would I choose if I could only choose 5 stamps and why? I’ve linked a sample that’s been created with all of them but one.

 

My Top 5 Stamps and Why!

  1. Enjoy the Little Things (Page 33)  This stamp set not only has fun greetings that are great for any occasion card, it also has sweet small images that are perfect for simple cards.  The two border stamps are perfect for stamping on your cards as well as the envelope.  This also coordinates with a Project Kit that anyone could enjoy.  It’s my Top favorite and perfect if you are a brand new stamper. I have created a card below that you can see as well as this card HERE.
  2. Rose Wonder (Page 18)  If you are looking for versatility, look no further.  This stamp set covers marriage, sympathy, birthday, thank you, blessings and even a scripture verse. This one stamp set is perfection for any project or card.  The gorgeous rose, leaf and small flower can be stamped simply for a new stamper or stepped up for the advanced stamper. Think about watercoloring, paper piecing, glitter, embossing.  This set would be beautiful with anything done to it.  With the matching Rose Garden Thinlits Dies this makes your crafting easier as you will not have to fussy cut anything.  SCORE!  Here is a card I created using this set HERE.
  3. Number of Years (Page 11) Stampers or scrapbookers will love this set for paper crafting.  No more searching for the numbers you need for a birthday card.  They are right at your finger tips and have the matching framelits-Large Numbers Framelits Dies.  This set covers birthdays, Anniversaries, and even has a few flowers in the mix.  It’s also perfect for keeping your memories alive for children grade school years captured.  This is definitely versatile and practical for the amount of use you can get out of it.  I see teacher projects and many birthday cards created with this stamp set.
  4. Balloon Celebration (Page 12) I chose this stamp set not only for the fun balloons but one of the greetings captured my heart, “Come, Let us sit together and drink”.  Along with this comes Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Champagne greetings.  Why do I love this? It’s about gathering people together.  Enjoying the fellowship of others.  THIS I love.  Have you ever wanted to gather new friends but wasn’t sure how? This is a perfect stamp set to create an invite.  The bonus is the stars, clouds, balloons.  There is a lot of life to this set and one you can use for a long time.  Here is a card I created using this set HERE.
  5. Timeless Textures (Page 29) You’ve heard of love at first sight, right? That happened when I laid eyes on this set. I always look at a stamp set and ask how many projects can I see myself creating with it.  The answer for this one is ENDLESS.  I could possibly use this stamp set on every project I create.  It’s perfect for texture to a card, the splatter stamp is just the perfect size and the coffee stain image is PERFECTION.  Here is a card I created using this set HERE and HERE.

These are just 5 of the stamps I think stampers should have in their stash from the Occasions catalog.  There are many more I could list but if you are a new stamper, or advanced stamper these would meet your needs.

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Enjoy the Little things is a gentle life reminder that I love.  I know I could use this card framed on my desk to remind me to enjoy the little things.  Life is short.

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My favorite embellishment on this card is the ribbon.  It’s been awhile since I used a lot of Seam Binding ribbon and one of the things I love about Seam Binding is how well it folds and ties a bow.  It’s very pliable making bow ties easy.

I held the ribbon in place using the Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

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Tips & Tricks

Two staples with my Handheld Stapler keeps it all together.

The 1″ Square Punch is perfect to punch these small square images.  While the images are slightly larger, this was a quick no fuss way to no cutting.

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I would love to hear from you and what your Top 5 picks are from the Occasions Catalog.  What can YOU not live without? Leave a comment letting me know.

 

In the meantime… enjoy the little things.  Life is short.

 

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Click the links below to view the products in my Online Store.  Products with the price of $0 means they are Sale-a-Bration products. 

For every $50 you spend from the Idea Book & Catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog you can choose a product FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.