Just For You-Botanicals For You

Botanicals For You-Just For You-Stampin’ Up!

BIG, BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL!  That describes this card perfectly.  Handwritten bold fonts are super trendy at this time and these colors scream Spring to me.

Sometimes the best cards are the ones you get inspiration from in the catalogs!  Isn’t that why we have them?  One thing I love about this card is the bright and colorful inks that were used.

Just For YouChristine’s Tips:

  • Don’t be afraid of color.  Using the Archival Black Ink with these beautiful colors really makes them POP!  I used Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron.  I got the color combination from the It’s My Party Enamel Dots in the Occasions Catalog.  You will want a package of those, I guarantee it!!!


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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?!

2016 Wedding Colors

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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Layered Letters Love You

Layered Letters Love You Card – Stampin’ Up!

This simple card is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, Just Because and even a close friend.  But why not take it a step further and make one for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even a special birthday?!

Using the NEW Thick Whisper White cardstock for the card base is the perfect weight for holding up layers.  I make all my cards with a side folding edge.  I am just not a big fan of the top folding tent style card.

Love heartChristine’s Tips:

  • Experiment with different size hearts in place of the “O”.  I used the Hello Life Stamp Set for this along with punching a small heart.
  • Be sure to add a little bling with a rhinestone.
  • You could even add the “O” inside of a heart.
  • Change up the colors for other occasions.
  • Again, I simply cannot say enough good things about Stampin’ Up’s! NEW Archival Black Ink.  No smudging!

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Balloon Celebration

Balloon Celebration-Stampin’ Up!

Sometimes you get a stamp set and you wonder why an image was included in it!  This image that came in the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set in the 2016 Occasions Catalog is one of them.

It is the perfect ephemera (Definition : something of no lasting significance) image that offers your card a  fun, fresh and playful look, even for a masculine card.  Change up the colors each time you make this layout.

Birthday Wheels

Some of these NEW stamp sets in the 2016 Occasions Catalog also feature some brand NEW fonts with the images.  If you know me, you know that I love a great NEW font.  Whether it is collecting them on my computer or on a stamp set, I kind of get giddy with excitement!

This card goes together quickly and easily.

Christine’s Tips

  • Be sure to overlap the stamped images.
  • Pick three colors and black for the sentiment.
  • I am loving the Archival Black Ink that Stampin’ Up! just came out with in the Holiday Catalog.  Whoo Hoo!  It has been carried over and hopefully will be in the upcoming Annual Catalog!  It provides wonderful coverage, especially for the bolder stamps.
  • The Archival Ink comes in Basic Gray as well.  This one is surely on my list!


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Birthday Bash Card Class For Everyone-Weekly Deals!

Birthday Bash Card Class-Local Attendees

I have a Birthday Bash Card Class coming up at the end of this month with 8 cards (2 of 4 designs)  all from our two new catalogs!  For locals it’s on Thursday, January 28th from 6:30 pm  – 8:30 pm and Saturday, January 30th, 10 am.

Birthday Bash Card Class

Come and make 8 cards (2 of 4 designs)   You can choose an additional card if you RSVP with payment by Tuesday the 26th.

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Birthday Bash Card Class To Go

If you live outside of Monroe, CT  you can still get in on this class with a cards kit to go. You get the same deal; if you RSVP & pay by January 26th you also get an extra card in your kit.  RSVP ends on the 26th for this class!

Here are the details for long distance:
  • You will receive the cards from the Birthday Bash Card Class.  The cards may not be hand selected.
  • The card kits include envelopes and the pre-cut pieces and embellishments to finish the cards.
  • Die-cutting, texturing and punching will be completed for you unless the image needs to be stamped first.
  • I will send you a pdf with photos and a list of supplies for every card included in the class; but there will not be detailed instructions.  I will include any tips needed to finish the cards however.
  • Stamped images are not included per SU copyright/angel policy.  You will use your ink and stamps to complete them at home.
  • Priority shipping is included in the price.  Kits will be mailed out at the beginning of February.
  • The cost is $24.00
  • Use the PayPal button below to pay.  I’ll send you an email confirmation after payment.
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Perhaps you want to purchase the completed cards from the class?!

You will receive a set of (8) cards 2 of 4 designs with envelopes.

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Grateful Bunch-Stampin’ Up!

Grateful Bunch

My inspiration came today from the Stampin’ Success magazine that Stampin’ Up! puts out for demonstrators.  I stamped the base cardstock in the outline of the dotted leaf image and added a small piece of “It’s My Party” Designer Series Paper to the edge.

Grateful Bunch

Christine’s Tips:

  • The Grateful Bunch stamp set bundles with the Blossom Bunch punch for 15% discount!
  • Stamp the flowers with our NEW Archival Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  The ink is perfect to add some color with your Stampin’ Markers.  Now that Stampin’ Up! redesigned this wonderful black ink, it is of superior quality and doesn’t bleed.  You’ll be glad for that!
  • Pop each flower up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Probably the one adhesive I simply can’t do without.

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Balloon Celebration Stampin’ Up!

Balloon Celebration Stampin’ Up!

When you see balloons do you immediately put a smile on your face?!  I know I do!  It evokes wonderful memories of birthday parties, friends and family celebrations and many happy moments.

We all have special people who love to receive our handmade cards and sending out a card to them, whether it be for a birthday, thinking of you, or just because will let them know that you are thinking of them and that they are special to you.

Now is the time to start making and sending out those birthday cards for the coming month.

With all of the holiday hoopla this past December, I forgot to get out a birthday card to a very special brother in law.  My heart sank when his birthday came and I forgot to get one in the mail.  Even though I called him, it doesn’t feel quite complete.

So, my reminder to you and myself, let’s organize those cards by month and resolve to get them out in a timely manner.
Balloons and Clouds

Today’s card is Pinterest inspired and reflects a fun and fresh color combination geared toward this dreary winter day.  I used Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Watermelon Wonder to stamp the balloons.

Those balloon strings were hand drawn using my Smoky Slate marker and I punched out a few tree tops from the balloon builder punch.  To cover up the glue dots I used the NEW It’s My Party Enamel Dots.

The sentiments are from two different stamp sets.  The Happy Birthday is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set and To You is from a Sale A Bration stamp set called Perfect Pairings.  I hand drew the doodle line between the words for a little fun.

Be sure to Pin and I hope that I inspired you just a little bit to get those birthday cards in the mail.  If you live in the USA, subscribe to my newsletters for up to date information, specials and more…

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Grateful Bunch and Timeless Textures

Grateful Bunch and Timeless TexturesTimeless TexturesI really like to have fun with stamp sets that resemble a mixed media, perhaps even a grunge look.  I like them because they force me to step outside of my comfort zone.  If you have not, give it a try sometime, but don’t be frustrated.

For this card, I used both Timeless Textures and Grateful Bunch Stamp Sets.  The best part is that the Grateful Bunch stamp set comes as a bundle with the Blossom Bunch Punch.  Yay!!! I am always up for coordinating products!

insideThe Occasions Catalog is gorgeous!  I am having so much fun with the products! If you wanted to see samples from more products, you can see them here on my Facebook Page.

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Birthday Celebration Stampin’ Up!

Birthday Celebration Stampin’ Up!

Birthday Celebration

The Occasions Catalog has GOT to be one of my most favorite catalogs yet!  Yes, I say that every time Stampin’ Up! comes out with a new catalog.  But, the thing is…Stampin’ Up! just keeps on coming out with great NEW products each time.

For me, it is about time we had a balloon stamp that coordinates with a balloon punch!  In two sizes, no less.

Christine’s Tip:

  • Tilt the layers just so for added excitement.  I adore these colors which means that this card could be used for both man or woman.  Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron, and Soft Sky round out the color choices.
  • I grabbed my black marker and doodled along the corners and added a small string to some of the balloons.  Go ahead!  Take a chance and add your own workmanship!
  • If you know me, you know that I LOVE to gather NEW fonts on my computer.  Stampin’ Up! added some new sentiments in this catalog with a whole slew of different fonts.  Yay!!!


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Balloon Celebration Stampin’ Up!

I wanted to make a quick and easy card using the NEW Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  I am totally loving the NEW font that comes with this set.

Happy Birthday

Being a Black and Very Vanilla Card, this comes together quickly.  Be sure to stamp off the edges.  I used the Washi Tape Punch to punch out the sentiment.

Then I used the Note Tag punch and cut it down slightly along the sides. Of course you need Stampin’ Dimensionals to POP it up!

Happy Birthday laying downThanks for joining me today and I hope I was able to give you a little jump start on getting your creative juices flowing after the holiday.

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