PP288 Market Fresh

Well Hello!!!  I bet you thought you’d heard the last from me, right?  Oh No!  I’ve just been extremely busy and focused on other things and I hope to post more often now.

Today, I’m using the Market Fresh stamp set from the Annual Catalog for the card that was inspired by Paper Players 288 sketch.  What a great sketch, so easy to follow and a great way to use up scraps of your Designer Series Paper.  Speaking of DSP, I used the coordinating paper, Farmer’s Market for the front of this card.  The base is Very Vanilla (because that is the neutral color in the Farmer’s Market DSP) and on top of the Very Vanilla I used a piece of Chocolate Chip, then layered the pieces of Farmer’s market.  I also used a small piece of Daffodil Delight for the banner and a piece of Crumb Cake for the circle.

I stamped my image of the “Thanks A Bunch” with the grape bunch in Staz On because I knew I wanted to water color it.  Then  I used Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and a smidge of Chocolate Chip to color in the image.  I used my Aquapainter to do this, but you could use a regular paint brush dipped in water.   I fussy cut the image out, but you could just use a circle punch or just cut somewhat close to the image.

This card is going to a friend who recent encouraged me through a tough time.  I love this stamp set, it has all these punny sayings on fruit and vegetables.

So Punny!
Market Fresh


Well thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will get the stamp set and make some punny cards for your friends.  I’ll see you  soon!

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Butterfly Basics Birthday!

Butterfly Basics Birthday!
Butterfly Basics Birthday!

Today I’m sharing another CASE card.  I saw the one I CASED and thought, OMGosh! That is beautiful! I so want to make something similar.  The card I am CASing is from Kim Jolly with Stampin’ Artfully and HERE   is the link to her blog and you can see her creation there.  As you can see I changed the colors and the style just a little.  I used watercolor paper for the background and painted on a little bit of Blackberry Bliss with my Aquapainter.  Then I let it dry while I cut out the Silver Foil butterfly from the Butterfly Framelits.  Remember all stamps (except clearance) are on sale this week until Friday 15% off! So this is a great time to pick up this set! 


After the background was dry I stamped the fern image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set with Basic Black twice, once without re-inking, which gave it a slightly lighter color.  Then I used Versamark with the same stamp and SU White Embossing Powder.  I added the silver butterfly and a small piece of Silver Satin ribbon.  I tied that with a piece of Black Baker’s Twine I had on hand, trying to keep the purple, silver, black and white theme going.  I used a sponge dauber and Blackberry Bliss to ink up the edge of the watercolor paper.  Then I punched three flowers with the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack out of Silver Foil paper and added a Basic Rhinestone to them after curling them a bit.  I stamped the “postmark” image from the stamp set  in Basic Black, just like Kim did. My finishing touch was using Silver Dazzling Details just lightly all over the stamped images to give it sparkle.


Here you can see the Silver Dazzling Details. It’s really pretty in person.  This card could be for any occasion, but it’s going to be a birthday card, but it could be a thinking of you card, a sympathy card, really anything.  Here’s another look at the whole card.


I hope my creation today encouraged you to create something sweet for somebody.  Everything needed to create this card can be found on my online store HERE and I’ve listed the items at the end of this post.

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Stamps  Butterfly Basics  Ink Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black, Versamark Paper Watercolor paper, Whisper White, Silver Foil (retired) Embellishments Silver Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Silver Dazzling Details Tools Butterfly Framelits, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Aquapainter

Acorny Thank You

So, I’m Nuts About You!  Here is another card from Acorny Thank You stamp set, I hope it inspires you!

Acorny Thank You
Acorny Thank You

This is a simple little card that opens to the side.  I used the Acorny Thank You stamp set and the coordinating Acorn Builder Punch.  This punch is a duel punch, you can either use the full acorn, or just the top.  That makes it so we can have a brown bottom part of the acorn and a green top.   🙂

I must admit I messed up the middle stamp.  Oops!  I didn’t realize it until I took the picture.  But I want you to realize that we can mess up and the card is still great looking and the recipient will love it.


The background paper is from the Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper pack.  I just love this paper.  I think I’m going to need to purchase more soon!  There is a strip of Tip Top Taupe and Mossy Meadow.  I used some retired yellow ribbon to finish it.  I’m not sure I like where the bow is, what do you think?


Hopefully this card has inspired you to create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps  Acorny Thank You  Ink  Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey  Cardstock  Tip Top Taupe, Mossy Meadow, Farmer’s Market DSP  Tools  Acorn Builder Punch

Freshly Made Sketches # 199

Yesterday I participated in my first ever challenge and today I’m at it again!  Today’s card is my rendition of the Freshly Made Sketches # 199 sketch.



Here’s my card….

08.13 2 FMS # 199

What do you think?  Did I do it justice?  I hope so!  I love this stamp set, Kinda Eclectic.  I’ve used it several times this month!  The card itself is Tip Top Taupe topped with Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush on the bottom and a small piece of Blackberry Bliss.  What do you think of the color combination?  I really like it.  I apologize for the picture.  I had to take it indoors and my lighting isn’t the greatest, but I had to get the pictures taken!  I stamped the images from Kinda Eclectic in the same colors as the cardstock.  I cut the leaves out by hand, not too hard really.  Then I punched out the butterflies with our two Butterfly Punches.  Oh and of course I had to put some rhinestones on it.  It’s a good thing that rhinestones come 150 to a package!  LOL I go through them!

Here’s a closer look at the card….

08.13 3 FMS # 199

Bummer that  you can’t really see the stamp on the Blackberry Bliss piece because of lighting.  I’m working on my pictures, so please be patient with me.

Last quick look at the card…

08.13.15 FMS #199

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to jump on those Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!  The ribbon I used on my Gift Bag earlier this week is on sale through Monday (while supplies last) along with a really useful Tag Topper Punch,  and other cute things that are must haves.  You can find these in my online store along with all of the products used on today’s card.

If you like what you see, please leave me a comment.  I love getting them and I answer every comment.   Now, go create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps Kinda Eclectic Ink  Tip Top Taupe, Blackberry Bliss, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder   Cardstock Tip Top Taupe, Blackberry Bliss, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla.   Accessories   Rhinestones Tools, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch

Gift Bag Punch Board

Hey everybody!  Today I made a cute gift bag using Stampin’ Up!  Gift Bag Punch Board.   Gift Bags can be made in three sizes (the dimension of the bottom of the bag) and as tall as your choice of paper.  My bag is the medium size.    I have to admit that I must be a slow learner because I went through a couple of pieces of paper before I got it right, lol.   Here’s the final product:

My Gift Bag
My Gift Bag

I don’t want you to have to go through your paper so I’ve included the SU! Instructional video for the punch board below.  I suggest that you watch the video with your punch board and scrap paper in front of you the first time using it.

The paper I used for my bag is a selection from “Painted Blooms” from Stampin’ Up! but it’s retired  😦  We do have a similar one out now in the Annual Catalog named “English Garden” that would give the same feel.  Of course, my samples are really just jumping off points for you.   The paper you choose should fit the occasion that you are making the bag for so it could be any color, print or design!  I see Christmas bags in my future.  😉

After making the bag I ran some Wild Wasabi  seam binding ribbon through the holes and tied it in a pretty knot that I left on the front of the bag. Then I used my Oval Framelets to cut a piece of Pink Pirouette. Then I stamped the larger flower from the Crazy About You Stamp Set twice with Blackberry Bliss without reinking so I got two shades of the flower.   I have a hint for you when using photopolymer stamps, especially the larger images. Place a foam pad, like our Stampin’ Pierce Mat, under the paper you are stamping on.  Somehow it allows the ink to fully spread over the image onto your paper.  I don’t really understand the science behind it but I know it works!

blog 8.11 pic 2I also stamped the leaf image from the same set. I hand cut these out and then attached them to the oval. Then the Oval to the bag. After I cut a butterfly from the Butterfly Frramelets in Rich Razzleberry and attached that too. A few rhinestones and you’re done! What a great bag to use for a gift for someone special.  They will be thrilled that you took the time to create something special just for them.

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To make your own go to my website and pick up your Gift Bag Punch Board.  I’ve listed all of the supplies used on my version below, but again, you can use any paper and ribbon you want.  Now, go and create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps  Crazy About You Ink Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi  Paper Painted Blooms (Retired), Pink Pirouette, Whisper White  Ribbon  Wild Wasabi Seam Binding Tools  Gift Bag Punch Board, Oval Framelets, Butterfly Thinlets Stampin’ Pierce Mat Accessories  Basic Rhinestones Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.