Thoughtful Banners

Thoughtful Banners

Hi Papercrafters!  It has been a nice break to not blog!  Now that summer is here, I can channel my efforts into posting more often.

Creating is more in line with what I love to do.  While I don’t really mind the administrative end of this business, my Etsy Shop takes up alot of my time and so do my honeybees, garden…you get the idea.

Stampin’ Up! came out with a NEW stamp set called Thoughtful Banners.

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I used the NEW 2016-2017 In Colors to create this fabulous little sentiment on the front of the card.  While I did not use the coordinating punches below, this set is bundled for 10% discount as shown below.  The stamp set also coordinates with the Classic Label further down the page.

To add and interesting border, I grabbed the doodle stamp from Tin Of Cards and used that around the edges in the Archival Black.

I am loving the NEW In Colors, they are so fresh and fun.  I know you will like them as well.

Thoughtful Banner and Duet Banner Punch Bundle

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Classic Label Punch

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Be sure to use my Hostess Code for this month.  Simply enter it at checkout for a FREE gift!

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What To Do With Those Scraps!

What To Do With Those Scraps!

We all have them!  Yes, we do!  LOTS of scrap pieces of papers that we just can’t seem to part with.  We end up throwing them into the pile, some big, some small!

In case you didn’t know…?  Stampin’ Up! includes a list of all the colors from that Designer Series Paper pack.  It is easy to find what you need on a moment’s notice.

 

ButterflysAre you looking for some creative ways to use your scrap pieces of paper?

Here are 10 ideas to help you get started!

  1. Punch some paper using your small punches.  Make confetti!
  2. If you are a scrapbooker, punch small pieces and use them as embellishments and accents for your pages.  Remember your cards as well.
  3. If you have pieces that you can cut into 3 x 6, use them to make gift tags and/or cards.
  4. Line your envelopes using Stampin’ Up’s! Envelope Framelit.
  5. Shred some of it and use it to add to your super cute little boxes made with the Stampin’ Up! Gift Box Punch Board!
  6. Do you have the Big Shot?  Die cut letters using any die for your cards or scrapbook pages.  Make a alphabet garland using a large alphabet and coordinating printed paper.
  7. Are you into Mixed Media?  I am!  I love to create using leftover Designer Series Paper.  Check this out!
  8. Easter is coming!  If you set a table, make some napkin rings with your Spring paper.  Use it to add a seating tag!
  9. You can make small bows using Stampin’ Up’s! Bow Builder Punch.  Small patterns lend themselves to this idea! This one is pure genius!  Check out this video!
  10. Get creative for your kitchen.  Make some labels to organize your pantry items.

What other ideas do you have to use your paper scraps?!

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Stampin’ Up! | Grateful Bunch | Best Wishes Card

Stampin’ Up! | Grateful Bunch | Best Wishes Card

Don’t you just love it when Stampin’ Up! pairs a stamp set with a punch, framelit or die?!  Ugh!  I really don’t like cutting out images if I don’t have to, so it makes my heart happy to have those little extra tools handy.  This wonderful little set is bundled together for a 15% discount.
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Oh Darn!  I forgot to add the Petite Pairs to the Stampin’ Supplies list!  No worries!  Lots of great sentiments to use for just about every occasion.

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Notice the little butterfly next to Best Wishes?!  I thought the card needed a little something and when I was going through my stash of stamps, believe it or not, that little image just jumped out at me.  That image is part of Flowering Fields which is a Sale A Bration Set!  There are some adorable images from that set.  I can’t wait to break out the rest of the flowers and play!

 

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Bloomin Love Congratulations

Bloomin Love Congratulations Card

The other day while surfing the web for the NEW 2016 Pantone Wedding Color trends, I came across this graphic that I thought you might like to see.  I took the liberty of adding the Stampin’ Up! color that I thought closely resembles the Spring Color Choice for 2016.

What do you think?  I pretty good match?!

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The card below uses the NEW Bloomin Love Stamp Set from the 2016 Occasions Catalog!  I am pretty sure that Stampin’ Up! gets it right each year with the trendy colors.  I turned this card into a Congratulations card for a newlywed couple for their wedding.  Even though this set is primarily for Valentine’s Day, make it versatile and use it for birthday, just because or even thank you.  Just change out the sentiment!

Bloomin LoveI added some pearls for a simple and elegant look.  Sometimes it is just the little things that add so much to your creation.

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Below are the filigree hearts done in the Pantone 2016 Wedding Colors of the Year!  Look how gorgeous they are!  If you know ahead of time what the wedding colors will be, then perhaps one of these cards would be the perfect gift to the newlyweds.

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Celebrate Your Day!

Celebrate Your Day!

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Do you like to experiment with stamping techniques as much as I do?  Anytime I come across a card in the store (think printed cards), the wheels in my brain immediately start turning.  When no one is around in the store, I will take a picture if I think I won’t remember what I saw.  Who can relate to that?!

Christine’s Tips:

  • Start at the bottom of the cardstock with the darkest color.
  • Begin in the middle and work your way outside to the edges.
  • These odd shaped circles are from the Layered Alphabet Stamp Set.  Since they are odd shaped, turn the circle slightly each time you reink and stamp.

Or you can purchase this card by visiting my Etsy Shop!

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Beat The Winter Blues!

Are you ready to Beat The Winter Blues?

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Whether you have the winter blues or not, you will want to take this class and discover some new ways to use your stamps and inks to create clean and simple cards that your recipients will love to have.

If you are ready to start your new year off right with some wonderful inspiration, then check out the details here and register for class.

Take me there now!

Christine

 

Festival Of Trees With Washi Tape

Festival Of Trees With Washi Tape

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Fall Flower Patch

Fall Flower Patch Idea!

Flower Patch FallYour Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • On this sample, I used the solid stamps to create a vivid and bold statement using wonderful Fall colors
  • I started with the lighter colors first, ending with the darker, Elegant Eggplant.
  • Try to cover as much white as you can, leaving a little bit to stamp smaller images.
  • Keep your sentiment simple as you don’t want to over power an already bold collage.
  • Of course, you need to add a 3-dimensional element to your card front, such as the five-point flower from the Flower Fair framelits.
  • Don’t forget to stamp the inside, especially if you have to add a piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of your darker card stock.

 

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You're Wonderful!Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Use your NEW Blendabilities to color your flower images.
  • The background on the To My Friend card was inked with by dragging a marker along the cardstock.
  • The sentiments are perfect for just about any occasion.

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Handcarved Background

Handcarved Background

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Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Stampin’ Up’s! Firm Foam pads are the best!  For great coverage use our Stampin’ Pierce Mat for even pressure and ink coverage.
  • The Flower Patch is bundled with the Flower Fair Framelits for extra savings when purchased together. (15% discount)
  • Crushed Curry provides a great going-into-fall look for your cards.
  • I added a little Real Red to the center of the flower to make it really POP!
  • The Flower Patch stamp set is so versatile.  I know you probably have LOTS of flowers in your collection, but these are the greatest.

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