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Ray of Sunshine

I couldn’t help it.  I pulled out the Ray of Sunshine stamp set again and needed another round of playtime.

Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

 

While I love the sun, especially this big ole sun… I love that little banner at the top of the card.

It’s just a few layers but these are the little things that make me happy as can be.

Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

 

They are all held together with a simple staple.

Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

 

I’m pretty sure this greeting could be one of my all time favorites.  I used a Sponge Dauber around the circle punch to brighten it just a bit more.

Do you own Stampin’ Up!’s new Archival Basic Black ink? It’s one of my favorites.  The ink is excellent, no smudging and it’s a crisp image all the time.  Especially on our Whisper White cardstock.

 

Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

 

One of the retiring In Colors that I will miss greatly is the Tangelo Twist ink.  It’s a cross between our Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Twist.  Sigh… I really love this color.

You can see all products used in the clickable links below.

I hope your Monday is going fantabulous.  We are counting the days before the trip.  Brandon is walking on the clouds.  He has truly been our trip guide giving us extensive tips that he’s read on every cruise critic site he can read.  Alexis is only worried about the packing process.  How many shoes can she possibly fit into her suitcase??

As for me, I’m in typically mama mode.

  • Where do I begin?
  • How can my list be this long?
  • I’m 100% sure I will not get it all done.
  • Why do we have SO much scheduled this week?
  • I need a vacation!

This week I am going to try and squeeze in everything possible that needs to be done without hitting the exhaustion stage.  This includes the 27 swaps that I have procrastinated until NOW.  Why do I do this?  The pressure is ON!

Wish me luck!

 

 

 

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Say Goodbye Ray of Sunshine

Say Goodbye Ray of Sunshine

Sunshine is what ya’ll bring to my life.

As I read many of your comments and emails from yesterday’s post I sit and smile because you truly bring a ray of sunshine to my life.  I can’t thank you enough for 1. reading my mayhem, and 2. being so kind!  I’m blessed and grateful.

 

Ray of Sunshine

Stampin’ Up!’s Ray of Sunshine stamp set has been one of my favorites since it arrived and I’m sad to see this set go.  Living in the sunshine state I’ve found many uses for this stamp set.  Plus, who doesn’t like a little sunshine sent to them in the mail?

 

Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

 

Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

 

You know how much I love fonts and this set stood out from the beginning because of the fonts used in this set.  They are different and have a little sassiness to them.  I love that.

Create It!

Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

Creating this card is not hard at all.  There are a few layers and some created with ink.

  1. Fold a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in half. (4-1/4 x 11). Tip: I use Whisper White Thick cardstock for all of my card bases.  Love how sturdy this cardstock is.
  2. Adhere a piece of Basic Black cardstock to the card base using Fast Fuse.  Adhere a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4 x 5-1/4″) to the Basic Black cardstock using dimensionals.
  3. Die cut a piece of Hello Honey cardstock (4 x 4-1/4″) using the Sunburst Thinlits Die.  Adhere this over the Whisper White cardstock using Fast Fuse adhesive.
  4. Die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Lots of Labels Framelits (2-1/2 x 4-1/8).  Punch a piece of scrap cardstock using a 2″ Circle punch.  Lay this piece down onto the Whisper White die cut to use as a template to create the sun rays.  Using Tangelo Twist ink (retiring) stamp the largest sun ray image around the template.  Using Hello Honey ink, stamp the smallest sun ray in between the large sun ray.  Remove template.
  5. Punch a 2″ Circle from Tangelo Twist cardstock.  Stamp the circle image using Hello Honey ink onto a scrap piece of Hello Honey cardstock.  Stamp the face into the center using Basic Black. Punch image out using a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  Adhere over the Tangelo Twist circle punch using dimensionals.  Poke holes around the Tangelo Twist circle punch using a Paper Piercing Tool.  Attach this piece over the sun rays.
  6. Splatter Tangelo Twist ink over image using an Aqua Painter.
  7. Stamp Happy Birthday Sunshine onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black ink.  Trim very close to each of the words.  Attach to the label die cut.  Attach a small piece of a Tea Lace Doily to the back left side of the label die cut.  Swirl Gold Thread behind the label die cut and attach to the card front using dimensionals.
  8. Enjoy!

 

I love to hear from you if you re-create this or use this stamp set.  Share with me what you are creating.  If anything, I hope this helps to inspire you to bring a ray of sunshine in someones life.  Lord knows we can all use it.

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Color Inspiration 
This color combination might look as if Halloween is around the corner… but it’s not.  Try this color combination today using the Ray of Sunshine stamp set.
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Paint Your Own Sunshine!

Paint Your Own Sunshine!

Sometimes let’s face it- we have to paint our own sunshine.  Today is a gloomy day here on the Florida Panhandle and while I wish I was seeing sunshine, I can create it on my own- literally.

 

Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

 

I pulled a stamp set I haven’t used in awhile called Ray of Sunshine.  I love this set for the simple fact you can create your own sunshine.  The fonts in the greetings are also pretty spectacular.

 

 

Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

 

It’s bright and fun and hopefully will make someones birthday a bit brighter.

I used the Shine On Speciality Designer Paper and then die cut using the Sunburst Framelit.  Love how creating the sunburst is SO easy now.

 

Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

 

The sunburst die cut is matted onto a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock and then onto Tangelo Twist.  I love the color of Tangelo Twist because it reminds me of a burnt orange color which reminds me of a Florida Sunset.  They are pretty gorgeous.

 

This is all layered onto a piece of Hello Honey cardstock base.

The embellishments were kept simple using a piece of the Daffodil Delight cotton ribbon.  Great for making bows and very thin.  Love that.

The sequins came from a Project Life accessory kit.  I love these sequins as they have a hexagon pattern to them.

 

Sunshine, Ray of Sunshine, Stampin' Up!

 

If you need a bit of sunshine today, I hope this shines a ray or two.  It’s going into my BIG birthday stack that I need to sit and address now.  I’m on a roll.  How about you?

 

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