Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set

Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set I’m so thrilled that Stampin’ Up!’s Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set will NOT be retiring at the end of the catalog order period on May 31st.  Woo hoo!  That means we all get at least another year to create cards and projects with the deliciously delightful images in the Sprinkles of Life set.  Three items that will be retiring on May 31st, however, are the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, the Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, and the Dazzling Details Glitter Adhesive that I used to create this adorably yummy card.      I’m also thrilled that the Tree Builder Punch, which I used to punch out the scoops of ice cream, will be back in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  I don’t know about you, but I eat ice cream EVERY DAY…it is my main source of nourishment!  Anything that has to do with ice cream makes me happy, so the fact that we get to use the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set for one more year is wonderful news! If you love, love, love the delicious color combinations of Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White that coordinate with the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, be sure to order of few packs of the paper before the end of the month.  Here are a few more cards that I made with the Birthday Bouquet Paper:                      …and the Tree Builder Punch… …and the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set: Off to eat some ice cream..with a cupcake!!!  🙂 Supply List:

Bookmark Card

Bookmark Card I created the custom template for this fun bookmark card almost ten years ago.  Over the years, I have played around with different versions of it (like the one HERE, which uses the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set.)  I usually make cards are projects that are bold and brightly colored, but I decided to go with a softer look and feel for today’s card. This card does what its name implies:  it’s a bookmark and a card.  Just pull out the slider and write your sentiment on the back! Precision is really important with this card, so it’s not for the faint of heart.  But you can do it!  I’m in the process of making a step-by-step video how-to.  I’ll update this post as soon as the video is completed.  In the meantime, I wanted to post the pictures while I’m busy behind-the-scenes working on the tutorial.  Here is what you’ll need: Go to my sidebar and enter to receive free email updates whenever I post a new blog entry.  That way you’ll know when I update with the video and whenever I post something new.

Popcorn Box Template

Popcorn Box Template Tomorrow is Template Tuesday! (See last week’s Template Tuesday Paper Dress Card.) Be sure to sign up in the box below to receive my Template Tuesday Newsletter  so that you can receive the FREE Popcorn Box Template! Isn’t it so cute? I used Stampin’ Up!’s It’s My Party Designer Series Paper along with some fun ribbons and embellishments to bling-out this particular popcorn box, but of course you can use any Designer Series Paper and embellishments to fit your party’s occasion. For the embellishments, I used: It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape for the belly band Tea Lace Doily cut in half Silver Sequin Trim Silver 1/8″ Ribbon Silver Cord (from the 2015 Holiday Catalog) When you receive the email, you can print the template directly onto the back side of a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Designer Series Paper.  You will need to print TWO copies.  Then all you need to do is follow the cut line and score line marks, use Tear and Tape Adhesive to hold it all together, add your embellishments, and you’re done! Here is a slideshow of all the supplies I used, and remember, if you would like the template, sign up in the Template Tuesday Newsletter box below.  I won’t spam you…promise! It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack – 140552 Price: $26.00 It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape – 140556 Price: $8.00 Silver Sequin Trim – 138399 Price: $5.00 Silver 1/8″ Ribbon – 132137 Price: $5.00 Silver Cording Trim – 139620 Price: $5.00 Tea Lace Paper Doilies – 129399 Price: $3.00 Tear & Tape Adhesive – 138995 Price: $7.00 Supply List

It’s My Party Designer Series Paper

It’s My Party! Designer Series Paper It’s My Party and it’s never going to end!  I have had such a blast creating so many cards with the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper and other products from the It’s My Party Collection!  Today’s card is my last It’s My Party card for awhile and once again, it focuses on the versatile It’s My Party Designer Series Paper. Usually when a new catalog comes out, like the current 2016 Occasions Catalog, I get so excited about all of the new products that I tend to forget about the current Annual Catalog.  For today’s card, in addition to the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper, I decided to combine products from ALL THREE of the curent Stampin’ Up! Catalogs:  the Annual Catalog, the 2016 Occasions Catalog, and the 2016 Sale-a-Bration Catalog. Isn’t it cool how even though I used products from three different catalogs, all of the items coordinate to make this really fun It’s My Party “Happy Day” card?  And let me just say that the more I use the It’s My Party products, the more I fall in love with the fabulous color combinations! One of the great features of the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper is the double-sided designs.  One side of each of the twelve designs are pretty much birthday-themed.  The flip sides, however, are pretty generic and appropriate for any occasion.  Just take a look at the balloons that I cut with the Balloon Framelits Dies and you’ll see what I mean: Those designs can be used for anything.  What’s not to love about this paper, right: Here is a little thumbnail reminder of all the cards I created with the It’s My Party product line:                                                 Do you have a favorite?  Mine is the Happy Day Mini Treat Bag Card!  

Stampin’ Up! Catalogs: Making a CASE

Stampin’ Up! Catalogs:  Making a CASE I have a pile two feet tall of Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.  The catalogs date back almost TWO decades!  I love Stampin’ Up! Catalogs for several reasons.  Not only do I use the catalogs for the obvious reason of looking at all of the wonderful products, but I also use the catalogs and the beautiful pictures inside as inspiration for some of my card ideas.  I see something I like in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog and my creative juices begin to flow.  And then, on occasion, I suffer from what I call “Card-Maker’s Block.”  No matter how hard I try, I just can’t come up with anything.  Sometimes, the results of my attempt at designing a new card or project are disastrous.  At times like those, when the creative well is dry, I CASE. Have you ever heard of CASE-ing?  To CASE means to Copy And Share Everything.  That’s right.  I said COPY (and share) EVERYTHING.  Copying ideas in the cardmaking world is encouraged.   (Of course, it goes without saying that it is always polite to acknowledge and give credit to the source.)  Today’s “Happy Birthday” card is a CASE-ed card from Page 5 of the 2016 Occasions Catalog. Look closely.  The only difference between the card in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog and the card I made is that I added mine to a Melon Mambo card base.  And one more thing…I also added an extra Mint Macaroon balloon to cover up the inevitable mishap of a little ink smudge. OOPS! I left off the Baker’s Twine, too.  I wanted the attention to be on the It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape and the It’s My Party Enamel Dots, which, by the way, I can’t get enough of!  I love, love, love those little Enamel Dots!! ___________________ Do you have the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogs?  Would you like one?  If so, leave me a comment (link to comments is at the top of this blog post) and I’ll hook you up!  

It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card

It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card Isn’t this “It’s My Party” Treat Bag Pocket Card adorable??? I have to admit that when I first saw the color combos that are part of the It’s My Party Suite in the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog, I was a little worried.  The stark contrast of Basic Black with Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron was a little bewildering to me: However, I’m so glad that I was able to see all of the products in the collection in person at the 2015 OnStage Global Event.  I knew immediately once I saw everything with my own eyes that I needed to have it all!!  I mentioned in my previous posts this week HERE and HERE that one of the things I love the most about the It’s My Party Product Suite is that the colors are perfect for cards and projects for both men and women. Today’s It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card is no exception.  If you don’t like the Melon Mambo, just use Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand.  It’s that easy to make this card unisex. The It’s My Party Washi Tape is so colorful and versatile.  It’s so easy to add a belly-band to any card or project with Washi Tape for obvious reasons.  There is no need to cut and score; just put the tape around the center and cut it to fit, like I did in today’s It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card.  That’s it!  Check out the great colors in the It’s My Party Washi Tape Collection: You can add an extra bit of pizzazz to your cards and projects when you use Stampin’ Up!’s mini clothespins with the It’s My Party Enamel Dots.  Take a look at how I used both on my It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card: Ahhh!!!  I just love this It’s My Party Collection so much!  Can you tell???? Here is a complete list of the products I used to make this card: Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog