The annual 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletters begin THIS WEEK! Starting Wednesday, IF you are on my mailing list, once a week for the next 12 weeks you will receive an awesome project instruction page with ideas for Christmas crafting. The FIRST few weeks will be ideas for Christmas cards, then some quick gifts for family and friends and finally some easy tags and wrapping, because it's all in the "first impression"! These will also serve as a reminder of how many weeks you have left until Christmas!
These newsletters are to GIVE you project instructions ONLY. I will NOT be trying to sell you anything. Of course, if you need materials, further instructions or ideas, I'm always here to help. These ideas are my FREE GIFT to YOU for being on my mailing list.
WHAT???? You're NOT on my mailing list? Well, stop right now, and click on the green box to the left of this post at the top of the page. Take 30 seconds to fill this out and then you'll be on my mailing list! You'll also very shortly get a FREE GIFT of SIX card design layouts to use when your brain needs a little "jump-starting" of ideas! Everyone's MOJO needs a little jump-start at times! Then, in about a week, you'll receive another email with an offer an ANOTHER FREE GIFT! That's it. After that you'll only receive my regular emails and these 12 Weeks of Christmas emails. I promise not to flood your inbox and take up your time. Any email from me will include project ideas and or offers from Stampin' Up! only!
Hope to see you on the 12 weeks of Christmas newsletters! I think you're gonna love these ideas!
This weekend - August 5-7 is TAX-FREE weekend in Texas (state taxes, local ones may still apply)
See the above list for specific items and ietm numbers. You may purchase up to $100.00 of each item. Check it out. It's a great time to stock up on those essentials you know you'll need during the year. While you're shopping online, check out the new catalog, it's AWESOME!
For the month of August, while supplies last, Stampin' Up! is offering this awesome stamp set and frame-lit Die set that can be purchased individually OR as a bundle - remember you always save money when you buy the bundles. Here are the images in the stamp set.....
and here are the dies.....
Aren't they a BEAUTIFUL set? I'm so excited to use them, but so sad they will only be available THIS month, and only while supplies last! It would be a great set to add to your tax - free weekend order (although you'll need to pay taxes on them!)
Hope you're summer is going well! Mine has been incredibly BUSY!
Take some time and do some STAMPING for YOU! - it's good therapy!
The Retiring List for the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog has been released!
Click HERE to see the list.
As usual, when items are depleted in Stampin' Up! stock, they are GONE! Check out the list and be sure to get what YOU want before that happens!
Also of note, these retiring items AND items from the Spring Occasions Catalog will be available (while supplies last) ONLY through May.
On June FIRST, the NEW 2016-2017 catalog goes into effect! To get your hands on this exciting new catalog, leave a message below and I'll get back to you! or send me an email and I'll reply!
On a personal note......
I'm starting a new adventure in my life. I'm NOT quitting Stampin' Up! It's just too much fun and creativity is in my blood! However, there are LOTS of other ways that I enjoy being creative and time is limited. I'm fine-tuning this process and will take the summer to put the details together. I'll drop in here periodically and show some new products/processes.
I'll continue to send my newsletter (so be sure you're on the mailing list to get those FREE ideas!) and they will be the first to see ideas.
I'll continue to do special orders, like wedding invitations and thank yous. I'll also be designing to do business Christmas cards.
I"ll also continue to hold classes and showcase new products. Summer is a GREAT time to do family crafting and stamping fits in for all ages. Schedule an event at YOUR home and we'll have FUN! Enjoy your summer!
Meanwhile, don't forget to check out the RETIRING LIST -- you'll be glad you did!
That's right! Stampin' Up! is discontinuing the Weekly Deals program in TWO WEEKS! Don't worry, you'll still get great products at a great price! This week's Deals are AWESOME though, and there are a LOT of them! See below for the list!
There are some great deals here! Too many to list! My favorites are the Baker's Twine - love adding color and 3-D to cards! and the Gift Bag Punch Board. This comes in so handy in so many ways! Trust me, you want this, and it's on SALE!
ALSO..... as sometimes happens in these Weekly Deals list...... I have never even used the Glassen Paper! It wasn't even on my radar that we carried it! Now I know! What a fun product!
With the arrival of April, Stampin' Up! is gearing for the new catalog. When the retiring list goes public on April 18 I'm sure a lot of items will go quickly, especially the 2014-2016 In-Color items (paper, ink, ribbon, refills, etc.) This includes my personal favorites, Blackberry Bliss and Hello, Honey! IF you have favorites on this list, now is the time to order them to be sure you can get them!
Enjoy this week's Weekly Deals and take advantage of the sale prices!
I"m continuing last week's CASE-ing challenge to use the Large Numbers Framelit Dies and / or the Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp set. After I created this challenge, and before I had a chance to complete any designs, I hurt my back and couldn't move without excruciating pain. Lifting even the stamps and especially the Big Shot was so painful I just didn't even try! I apologize. I rarely let back pain get the best of me, but this week, it did! A visit to the massage therapist and one to the Chiropractor as well as lots of DoTerra's Deep Blue and I'm almost human again!
All that to say, that since I didn't get a chance to post any ideas for you, I'm giving YOU another chance to play along also. These two products are especially great together for birthday and anniversary cards; although they can be used for MANY things. I know you need to send a few birthday cards this year, and probably a few anniversary ones also. This will go well! Leave a comment and let us know what YOU do with these products.
Here they are if you aren't familiar!
I hope you'll take advantage of this CASE-ing Challenge continued and play along this week!
This week Stampin' Up! has provided us with some GREAT Deals to make papercrafting easier - which means more fun!
First, the Gift box Punch Board. Ever need "just that right size" box and don't have it? Look no more, grab your Gift Box Punch Board, find the approximate size you need and follow the instructions, from the size to cut the card stock to where to trim and score by turning the cardstock and punching. It's amazing - and EASY! You get all sorts of pretty boxes for very little money per box! It's wonderful to have on hand!
The next three items require the Big Shot, and I prefer the Magnetic Platform to use with the thinlets and framelits dies. The magnetic force just keeps them from sliding around as much! Once in a while you have to move the die over a bit to fully get the magnetic force, but it's GREAT to hold them in place.
The Hamburger Box BIgx XL Die makes a great box that looks like a fast food hamburger came in it! It makes presentation a lot of fun, especially for the young ones in your family!
The Hearth and Home Thinlet Dies coordinate with the Happy Home Stamp set and are also available in a bundle -- I'll show you below the Weekly Deals! HOWEVER, this die set can also be used as a stand-alone. We have quite a few stamp sets that would look nice seen "through a window" and if you trim the corners off, you could make a quilt pattern also! Lots of possibilities!
I generally think of the Leaflets Framelits Dies as a fall thing to use, but I don't know why! Leaves cut out in shades of green (and Stampin' Up! has lots!) would just shout SPRINGTIME! Especially if you added a few flowers.....
Which leads us to the Metal Rimmed Pearls! These make GREAT centers of flowers, or just add a little "bling" anywhere you need it!
This week's Weekly Deals!
Here are the links to the other items I mentioned.
Don't forget you ONLY have the rest of today and two more days to get your SALE-A-Bration order turned in and get FREE items! These are so cute and FREE and won't be available again!
I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy these GREAT Deals! from Stampin' Up! these week!
This week we're going to have a different kind of CASE-ing Challenge. On pages 8 and 10 of the 2016 Occasions Catalog there are several projects using the new Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp set and the coordinating Large Numbers Framelits Dies.
Your challenge this week, is how will YOU use either or both of these products? Make a card, birthday, anniversary, whatever...... or make a scrapbook page for an event..... Use your imagination and let us see what YOU create with this set! I LOVE these two products. They make making a project using numbers SOOOOO fast! And Fun! and they are so large, it takes up a LOT of room on the project, leaving less space to have to fill up!lol! win-win-win in my book! How will YOU use these projects this week?
I've listed the ways you can purchase these if you are not aware. I think it's AWESOME they come in a bundle as well as individually. You will need the Big Shot also, but it's useful for so many things! I prefer to use the Magnetic Platform with the Framelit Dies. It's not absolutely necessary, but it keeps the thin dies centered where you want them better, causing less frustration and I'm rather fond of less frustration in my life, aren't you?
There are FOUR more days of Sale-a-Bration! Just four days left to get FREE items for every $50.00 you spend. That means that if you ordered the Big Shot, the Bundle above and the Magnetic Platform, plus some adhesive, you could get FOUR free items from the SAB catalog! What an awesome way to get started creating! Let me know if I can help!
Today is Easter Sunday, 2016. I hope you've had a wonderful day and a chance to reflect on WHY we celebrate this glorious day. My husband and I went to early church and are currently waiting for my soon-to-be 86 year old mom to get ready for lunch at my brother's. She's just not moving rapidly these days...... but it's given me a chance to post this earlier than I planned so it's all good!
Enjoy your week and I hope you'll play along with this different kind of CASE-ing Challenge!
I want to wish each of you a Happy Easter tomorrow. It's a joyous occasion as we celebrate the Risen Savior. Of all the religions in the world, Christianity is the only one that claims to follow a LIVING God - a God who loved us so much He sent His only Son to be the atonement for our sins. Jesus Christ beat death and defeated the grave so we can choose eternal life by trusting in Him as our Lord and Savior. If you'd like more information on that thought, feel free to contact me or your local evangelical, Bible believing pastor. Now on to this card.....
If you read Monday's post this week (Click HERE if you didn't - or you forgot!) you'll see that this card is very similar. In fact, there are only a few difference, yet they have two different looks.
First, I used Pool Party card stock for the base of this one. I used the same Farmers Market Designer Series Paper, but a different pattern. I think this wood-grain look is a good backdrop for a wreath. Also, I used a wider piece of the DSP, creating a smaller border of the card base.
I used blue Stampin' Write Markers and Pacific Point card stock behind the wreath. I also cut the accompanying bow from the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies instead of using ribbon. I curled the edges a little to make them more realistic looking. The Happy Easter sentiment is also in the Circle of Spring Photopolymer stamp set. This time I punched it out with the "cake" part of the Cupcake Builder Punch. I then punched three of the same shape from Old Olive card stock and layered them around the sentiment with Glue Dots. This created enough "rise" in the sentiment piece that I attached it to the wreath with more Glue Dots and then added a Stampin' Dimensional on the part that hangs over the opening.
That's it! Two different cards, two different looks by changing colors and punches mostly. I LOVE the way Stampin' Up! products are so versatile. How would YOU use this stamp set? Leave a comment and let us know!
Here's the ingredients for this card: (As before, I've included the whole set of Stampin' Write markers, but if you click on the link, you'll be taken to the online store and can easily see the smaller sets and the individual markers for sale. IF you're interested in the whole set, but would like a better way to purchase them, leave a comment, I've a got a program for you!)
I hope you ALL have a wonderful, Happy Easter tomorrow!
This week's CASE-ing Challenge was a basically a square card with shapes (Click HERE to see that challenge). This is the way I answered it today!
I started with the card base of Rich Razzleberry card stock. Then I added a layer of the Bohemian Designer Series Paper. You don't have to know me long to know that I LOVE the colors in this DSP - or that there's just enough "hippy" left in me to love these Bohemian designs! haha!
For the punched shapes, I used the Fun Flower Punch and punched the flower shape out. Then I took the 2 1/2 " circle punch and punched out the remaining card stock, leaving the flower shape in the inside now. I backed these with different pieces of the Bohemian DSP that had smaller prints and punched out with 2 1/2" circle punch. I attached the two using Glue Dots. That left a big shape that seemed to need something to fill it, so I filled it with Bitty Butterflies. Everyone needs some BItty Butterflies, especially in the Spring! Don't you agree?
This sentiment from the Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp set seemed perfect for this card. That stamp set has some wonderful sentiments in it, and I really like the loose, script-y, handwritten fonts.
That's it, I didn't put anything on the inside yet. Not sure what to put there. I'm open to ideas, so leave a comment and let me know what YOU think!
Here are the "ingredients":
I hope you liked this answer to the this week's CASE-ing Challenge.
What a DEAL! This week Stampin' Up! has put several of my favorite items on sale as well as one on my wish list.
I'm not sure why I didn't order the Curvy Corner Trio punch before. Imagine, it's like having 3 punches in one and getting all sorts of pretty corners to your cards, card fronts, and more! This is definitely the week to get it!
The Gold Stampin' Glitter is another way to add bling and it's soooooo pretty! Stampin' Up!'s glitter is VERY fine, making it a very soft finished look.
I love these Pearl Basic Jewels also, they set off the center of a flower, or just about anything you want to add bling. Having some on hand for that "right moment" will find you adding them also.
The White Perfect Accents are another item to have on hand to add that perfect touch. Again, they can be the centers of a flower or the dot on an "i" or...... use your imagination!
Finally, the Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon. Silver goes with everything and adds a little bling just by it's presence and Satin feels so soft and pretty, it's a must have for your craft and wrapping needs.
Here are the links to these deals.
Don't forget that there are only a few days of Sale-a-Bration left this year! Anything on this list will could toward your $50.00 purchase to get a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog - and there are so many CUTE things in there! I'll be sad to see them go.... What a Deal!
Hello, Spring! Yesterday was the first day of Spring. I've always thought it was the 21st, but now it's the 20th! Guess I should keep up with the times? eh?
Anyway, I made this card to welcome the new season, even though we had a cold front come in on Saturday and it does NOT feel like Spring around here! Since we had lots of warm weather last week though, our grass is growing, and flowers are starting to bloom - it does LOOK like Spring here. I hope it does where you live - or is at least beginning to!
For this card I started with a card base of Tangelo Twist card stock (Tangelo Twist is one of the 2014-2016 In-Colors, so we'll soon be saying Good-bye to it! I love this shade of orange and will miss it greatly!) I then added a narrower layer of the "dotted Swiss" Daffodil Delight paper from the Farmer's Market Designer Series Paper collection. The wreath is from the Circle of Spring Photopolymer stamp set. I colored it in with a variety of Stampin' Write Makers a few weeks ago when I needed some "color therapy." I don't recall exactly which ones I used. It's not important, use the ones YOU like! (Heads up! - Saturday I'll post a similar card from the same "color therapy" session! - be sure to check back!)
I cut the wreath out with the Big Shot and the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies. The stamps have a little mark at the top that you should use when stamping. It looks ugly, but you won't see it in the finished product. The matching die has a similar marking. When you line these up, you get cuts in the right area! The inside piece also has a marking to "point" you in the right direction! I cut out a wreath out of Tangelo Twist card stock to put behind the Whisper White one, giving the card a little more color.
To finish off the wreath, I tied a bow of 1/2" Wild Washibi Seam Binding and attached to the wreath with Glue Dots.
The sentiment is stamped from the Circle of Spring set. I punched it out with the Label Bracket Punch and then decided that was too big. After much thought (seriously, I was too lazy to get up and find another punch! :)) I put the piece back in the punch and carefully punched again. You do this by inserting the card stock through the hole and only put in the parts you want to cut out. It's a little tricky, but produces some fun shapes. After a couple more times, I came up with this shape and put it on the piece of card stock that came from the inside of the wreath (after I trimmed off that little "arrow" I mentioned above!) I think it "grows" on you and is a real "one of a kind" shape. What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know if you like this or not! -- I'm open to criticism. haha!
Speaking of COMMENTS---- do you have questions about stamping? Perhaps you'd like to know HOW to do something? or which type of stamp sets are best for you? or which products to start with? or if a stamping business would be good for you? Leave your comments HERE and I'll write a post to answer your questions!
Here are the "ingredients" to this card: I've included the full set of Stampin' Write Markers. If you click on that you'll be taken to the online store where you can poke around and see the smaller sets and individual markers sold.
Meantime, say, "Hello, Spring!" to the new season!
This week"s CASE-ing Challenge is from a card on page 107 of the 2015-2016 Catalog. This is a square card and could be made in any square size, depending on what you put on/in those circles. The card pictured in the catalog uses the Butterfly punch in the center of the circles (each a different color) with different DSP sheets behind them. For one of the cards I made, I choose to use punches and add to the top of the circle. I'm still working out the details on the other cards I'll show this week! Stay tuned and check in daily!
Today is Palm Sunday, the day we celebrate Jesus' triumphant arrival into Jerusalem. It's the start of what we call Holy Week, or Passion Week. I hope you take a little time each day this week to appreciate the events of this week in history. If you're not familiar with the story, or have forgotten parts, or just like reading it, try reading the book of John in the Holy Bible this week. It's the shortest of the Gospels - those first four books of the New Testament that tell the life of Jesus. It makes for great reading, no matter what you think you believe about Christianity, the book of John is a good read and this is a good week to read it.
Have a great week, and I hope you take a little time for YOU and join us in this CASE-ing Challenge.
Tomorrow is National Quilt Day - 2016. It's the third Sunday in March each year. I was challenged to combine my two craft loves - sewing and card making and make a quilted card to celebrate the day. I got out two stamp sets that I thought I could use in squares on a card. Then I saw some DSP (Designer Series Paper) sitting next to me from earlier this week and thought "How pretty!....." Alas, the prettiest of the set was way to large to cut into squares for a card, which sometimes happens with fabric also. Quilters then work around that and do something like I've done here to show off the beautiful fabric. Since to "show off" on a 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 card you need small designs, I choose to use this Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper and do a black and white "quilt."
I started with a card base of Whisper White for this card. Then cut slightly larger than 1" squares. For the center strips I cut the design to show and then left border "sashing" between the pieces. As with quilting, the hardest part of this was deciding which piece went where to get a pleasant look. I decided to make a "row quilt" and add a long piece of sashing between the rows. I like this look, don't you? That particular piece looks like some fancy quilting between the rows. Real quilters are good at those fancy stitches. Stitching can turn an ordinary quilt top into a fabulous quilt!
The sentiment is from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set and I used the Big Shot and the Lots of Labels Framelit Die set to cut this and the matching backing.
This card is a little tedious to make, cutting all those squares and getting them stuck down - and those pesky little things want to float away before they get down! But I think the finished project came out kind of cute! So...... I did one in reverse.
This one is on Basic Black card stock and I used the lighter designs in the Everyday Chic DSP - often just flipping the darker side over! One of these papers is used in both cards! Leave a message when you see which one!
I used the smallest "Thanks" from the Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp set and the smallest of the dies from the Lots of Labels Framelit Dies. The backing on this one is the same size as the sentiment on the top one.
Here are the "ingredients" for the two cards. I use the Stampin' Trimmer on ALL my cards, but it was especially useful on cutting these tiny pieces.
I'm glad I took the challenge to create this card - it was fun! Whether or not you quilt, I hope you enjoy your National Quilt Day - and the whole weekend!
It's almost Strawberry Season here in Southeast Texas, so I thought this paper from the Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper would be perfect compliment for this week's CASE-ing Challenge! (See that post HERE- or scroll down to see the other cards this week!)
I started with a card base of Very Vanilla card stock. Then added the Strawberry paper. This time I put the strip across all the way across. Instead of a plain circle on this card, I used the Scallop Circle punch to add a "little something" to the strawberries. The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs Stamp set and stamped using Night of Navy Classic Ink.
Petite Pairs - just suggest that there's more to this doesn't it? Here's the inside:
I used the rest of the "pair" and added a little strip of the same DSP design. That's all, another super quick and fast card. Hope it brings you happiness.
Here are the "ingredients" for this card.
It's the last day of Spring Break here, we're off to the Stock Show. It's pretty much a tradition around here to spend at least one day during Spring Break seeing all the baby animals and learning how food is grown and raised and milked. Not to mention all the yummy food you don't eat any other time of the year! Next week's cards will have a little more to them, making them perhaps more fun to look at, but maybe not as much fun or as quick as these last couple of weeks! What do YOU think? Let me know what YOU want to see on this site.
I've already made the first one card for next week - I think you'll enjoy it!
As Rodeo Season and Spring Break come to an end, we look forward to a wonderful Strawberry Season!
"Happy Blooming Birthday!" something we sometimes say when we give someone flowers for their birthday. I think this English Garden Designer Series Paper is a perfect flower to give someone - no need to water and it last forever!
To make this card, I started with a card base of Melon Mambo card stock. I added the layer of English Garden Designer Series Paper with the flowers. I then added a strip of the Garden Green with polka dots paper from the same DSP set. I stamped this flower (there are several to choose from) from the Flower Patch stamp set using Melon Mambo Classic Ink and the sentiment below using Night of Navy Classic Ink. I love the way the Photopolymer sets are clear and you can get perfect placement like this.
The image and sentiment were punched out with the 2 1/2" circle punch. I wanted a little color between the Whisper White piece and the white background of the DSP, so I punched two of the circles from Melon Mambo card stock and layered them behind the sentiment. Since the circles are all the same size, they only add color to the top and bottom of the white circle, causing it to look almost oval. A real trick on the eyes - but a pleasant trick, I think. What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know if you like this addition to the original CASE design.
Here are the "ingredients". The Flower Patch stamp set is also available as a Bundle with the coordinating Framelit Dies for the Big Shot. I included it here so you'd know and have the opportunity to see. Simply click on the link in the chart below!
Today is St. Patrick's Day! It almost slipped by! I hope you have an enjoyable day and the "luck of the Irish!" this fine day!
A campaign has been started at Stampin' Up! called #i'mbringingbackbirthdays. Today's Happy Blooming Birthday card is a great way to bring back birthdays!
This CASE-ing flower fun card meets this week's CASE-ing challenge (click HERE to see that post). For this card, I started with a card base of Bermuda Bay card stock, then added a layer of Bohemian Designer Series Paper. The strip across the card is also from the Bohemian Designer Series Paper collection.
Instead of using a circle, I used the Flower Medallion Punch to punch out the flower for the center accent. I used stamps from the Another Thank-you Photopolymer stamp set. This set has so many ways to say "Thank you" - from the bold and big to the small and delicate. The heart above the sentiment is even included in the stamp set! I used double layers of Stampin' Dimensionals at the top and bottom of the card to position it over the strip. That's it! Super fast and easy!
Here's the inside of the card:
It looked so plain, I thought adding a piece of the same Bohemian DSP I used on the front strip would make it more fun to look at the writing -- and less one has to write! It was always such a chore as a child to write thank you cards. "Dear person who loved me enough to send/give me a gift -- Thank you for the ???????. I'll use / wear it and think of your kindness." I could never think of much more to say! I've grown up a LOT since then, but sometimes still have trouble! What about YOU? Do you have trouble knowing how to put your thankfulness into words?
Here's the "ingredients" for this card:
I hope you have fun playing along with the CASE-ing Challenge this week and that you enjoy this CASE-ing flower fun card!
It's that time of the week again - when Stampin' Up! brings you SWEET DEALS, otherwise known as Weekly Deals! Here's this week's Deals:
Cherry on Top Cotton Paper Assortment - This cotton paper is different from our Card Stock or Designer Series Paper. The fibers are cotton, making it perfect for shaping things. See the flower in the picture? You just can't get that kind of height from regular card stock. This makes it perfect for those 3-D projects you want to create - like wreaths.
Festive Flower Builder Punch - This was released in the catalog last fall and has carried over into the Occasions Catalog this spring. I put off using it, but now that I HAVE used it, I's sad I waited! It's so much fun. Those pieces on the sides are actually different sizes, so with the center piece, you have 3 sizes of petals or leaves to choose from. It's a LOT of FUN to play with this punch and get creative.
The Fringe Scissors - These, too, are a FUN tool to own and use. They cut multiple times with one "whack" so you can make "fringe" for many projects. I use them a lot to create grass, but that's only the starting point. Try rolling that piece up and fluffing the cut ends out - perfect flower. Have FUN using these.
Gold foil sheets - what can I say, a little gold on a project can step it up several notches. Use as accent pieces with many of our punches and dies.
Happy Patterns Decorative Masks. These may be one of the most overlooked items in our catalog, but when you discover them, you'll want to use them over and over - and you can! These "plastic" sheets and a sponge or sponge dauber will create multiple backgrounds for you projects- cover the whole card or just an accent strip - you're choice.
Here are the Weekly Deals. Just click on the one you're interested in and be taken directly to my online store - 24/7!
Don't forget you have slightly over 2 weeks to get all the Sale-a-Bration products you want! You get to choose ONE for FREE with every $50.00 purchase you make! Good time to stock up on supplies! These Sweet Deals can be included as part of your $50.00!
Well, depending on your view, these Sweet Li'l Foxes are either very cute or very creepy! They are included in the Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper collection. Honestly, I think they grow on you, but they were perfect to fit this week's CASE-ing Challenge. (Click HERE to see that post)
I started with a card base of Very Vanilla card stock. Then added the layer of the foxes. The small strip across the top is also from the Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper. The Tangelo Twist circle was punched with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch. The sentiment is from the Bravo stamp set and stamped using the Early Espresso Classic Stamp Pad.
It's Spring Break here, and last week I subbed a few days, so it's been a good time to show you very fast and easy projects as the last two week's CASE-ing Challenges have been. I think you'll like the variations I've done this week. I know I get more cards made when I do fast and easy projects - thereby enabling me to share with more people as I mail them out. What about you? Do you get so caught up in all the extravagant cards that you forget to actually do some to mail?
Here's the "Ingredients" to this card:
For the nerds among us, and I confess to being one sometimes, - Happy Pi Day, I hope everyone enjoys an extra piece of pie on this Pi Day! For those of you not so nerdy folks, Mathematically, Pi is generally accepted to be 3.14 and today is 3-14 (March 14!) For the really nerdy, they know that Pi is actually a number with many many digits, but many mathematicians use the shortened version of
Meanwhile, for the crafty among us, I hope you enjoy these Sweet Li'l Foxes!
This week's CASE-ing challenge is another fast and easy one. It's Spring Break here - and in many parts of the area, so I know time will be short. If you have time, try making 4 or 5 of these at a time - it's nice to have cards on hand when you need them!
The inspiration for this CASE-ing challenge comes from page 26 of the 2016 Occasions Catalog.
I altered this to use Designer Series Paper instead of creating my own stamped design as done in the picture. As I said, it's Spring Break - I need FAST and FUN cards!
Enjoy your week - Spring Break or not. We're going to plant a garden (or pots of veggies!) and visit relatives and clean/organize a few areas, and see the Observation building and go to the stock show -- all while reading and working on math facts-- see why I don't have time to stamp complex cards this week?
Enjoy your week and take time to stamp a little and feed your creative self! This CASE-ing Challenge is a good place to start!