Big On You! Stampin’ Up! Mother’s Day Card!

Big On You! Stampin’ Up! Mother’s Day Card!

I happen to adore BIG font and words on a card.  Pssst!  I also love a good font to download onto my computer, too!  This set from the Occasions Catalog caught my eye and pairing it with one of of my all time favorites, Summer Silhouettes, makes for a stunning card.

The Tuxedo Black Memento Ink has become my go-to Black Ink for any card that I make.  No smudging!  Honestly, when I am in my studio, one would think a bomb of ink went off.  This little baby is perfect for people like me who have ink on their hands constantly.
Mother' Day

And, here is the inside of the card!

InsideThis card turned out even better than I ever imagined and I created another one similar to it only with a different color combination.

Have you ever reached for something in your studio only to find out you don’t have anymore of it?  (Insert expletive) NO BLACK CARDSTOCK?!  I actually couldn’t believe I ran out!  But, alas, I found a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and it saved the day!

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Toodles for now…






Quick and Easy Using Your Scraps!

When your week is too busy and you absolutely need a quick and easy card, why not use your scraps of Designer Series Paper to get the job done?!

Personalize the card you  make with Teeny Tiny Wishes, another go-to stamp set that has 24 sentiments for just about any occasion.

Retirement Up close you will notice that I added some ink splats from Gorgeous Grunge.  Just enough interest without overdoing it.

Retirement Closeup

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Simple Saturday

Have you looked at the NEW 2013-2014 Annual Catalog yet?!

I am just drooling over page after page of all the fantabulous (is that even a word?) NEW goodies!

Today’s card is based on this wonderful room design that I found on Pinterest!

Pinterest Room Design

I totally LOVE the inspiration that it provides.

Did I mention that Chevrons are HOT!  Okay! So I HAVE!

Using just two colors ( Tangerine Tango and Basic Black)  in the palette provide for a quick and easy card.

And to soften the two colors, Very Vanilla was used.

No fuss!   No muss!

I used the Tasteful Trim Big Shot Die to create the Chevrons at the bottom and the Boho Blossom punch for the flowers.

Bright Blossoms
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Bright Blossoms

Stamp A Ma Jig

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Masculine Monday

This card is destined for a manly birthday in my family.  I love the color combination of Gumball Green, Calypso Coral and Pool Party from the Epic Day Designer Series Paper.

Be sure to purchase Circle Circus soon, it is a retiring stamp set!

Circle Circus

Up close, you will notice that I added rhinestones to the sentiment!   Adding rhinestones doesn’t diminish the masculine look, in fact, it enhances it.

The Epic Day Washi Tape is transparent enough for the chevrons from the DSP (designer series paper) to show through.

Circle Circus

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Circle Circus

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Collage Curios!

By now, most of you should have sent out your Mother’s Day cards in the mail so Mom can enjoy them. So let’s talk Father’s Day!

In addition to Collage Curios, using Parker’s Patterns, an Apothecary Label and the Chevron Embossing folder, create the perfect card to send for that  important man in your life!

Collage Curios

Your Stamping Teacher Tip:  Get Parker’s Patterns  soon!  It is currently in the Spring Catalog and that catalog expires at the end of May!  It has a wonderful mix of the NEW iKat trend which makes it particularly great for making EITHER masculine or feminine cards.

Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper

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Collage Curios

Stampin’ Supplies:

Stamps:  Collage Curios 129102 , Teeny Tiny Wishes 127802
Ink:  Midnight Muse 126860
Paper: Very Vanilla 101650, Midnight Muse 126843, Daffodil Delight 119683, Parker’s Patterns DSP 131021,
Accessories:  Chevron Embossing Folder 127749 , 1 1/4″ scallop circle punch 127811, 1″ circle punch 119868, 3/4″ circle punch 119873, Apothecary Framelits 127003

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