A Nice Cuppa

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A Nice Cuppa
A Nice Cuppa

Hi Again! Today I’m sharing a card that I made using the A Nice Cuppa stamp set, the coordinating Cups & Kettle framelets, and my new absolute favorite set in the Occasions Catalog…. Timeless Textures.

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I’m beginning to realize that I really like these grungy, mixed up backgrounds.  I used a small piece of DSP from the stack It’s My Party and a smaller piece of Mint Macaroon.  The spoon, isn’t it just so cute, is made with Silver Foil paper.  I cut the spoon, fork and knife at the same time, even though I knew I wouldn’t use the fork and knife.  I will find a project to use them on soon and I’ll share it with you when I do.  What do you think of the grungy, shabby chic backgrounds?

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This card is going to a friend who is a real tea drinker…she has rules for tea, how hot the water is, how long to steep the tea leaves, etc.  Personally, I’m like give me hot water, a tea bag and some lemon, I’m good.  LOL But I knew she’d love this card (and she did!).  Her tea cup is stamped in Watermelon Wonder and then cut with the matching framelets.  The seam binding ribbon is Calypso Coral but it’s so close… I just went with it.

Well I hope you enjoyed today’s card and come back again to check out my other creations.  Remember, all supplies can be purchased on my online store sweethoneystampinspot

Well go now and stamp something cute today!

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Supplies   Stamps  A Nice Cuppa  Timeless Textures Accessories  Cups & Kettle Framelets Paper  Whisper White, Mint Macaroon CS, It’s My Party DSP and Silver foil   Ink  Watermelon Wonder, Soft Suede Embellishments Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon

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PPA # 264 A Sketch Challenge

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PPA # 264

Today I have another Challenge post.  I’m all about Challenges this week.  😉  This is the Paper Players Sketch Challenge # 264.  Above is my interpretation of the sketch.  Here is their sketch….

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What do you think?  Did I do a good job?  It’s amazing how much I thrive on positive feedback, and I accept negative too (I just don’t like it as much,  but who does?) .

The card base is Lost Lagoon (one of the 2014-16 In-Colors) with a layer of Sweet Li’l Things DSP and then a layer of Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla.   I stamped the Calypso Coral piece with a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge (probably the most versatile stamp I own) to imitate the lines on the sketch.  They look like sewn lines to me and I just didn’t feel like pulling out the sewing machine!  I stamped the cupcake from Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  The cake part is Delightful Dijon cardstock stamped with Delightful Dijon.  The “frosting” was made with the flower image from the same set and sponged with Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry.  Then I added a little bit of Silver Dazzling Details to give it sparkle.  I added a button in Lost Lagoon and a little bit of Linen Thread tied around the cupcake and through the button.

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Now, I hope this card inspired you to create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps  Sprinkles of Life, Gorgeous Grunge Ink Calypso Coral, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry  Paper  Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral Very Vanilla cardstock, Sweet Li’l Things DSP  Embellishments Linen Thread, Silver Dazzling Details.

PPA 269 A Sketch Challenge

Today I’m participating in The Pals Paper Arts Challenge # 269.  Here’s the sketch…

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PPA 269

And here is my interpretation…

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PPA 269

I used the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the Papillon Potpourri set.  The card base is Wild Wasabi and the background is Rose Red and the half circle is Pink Pirouette.  I stamped the flower bunch from Butterfly Basics on Pink Pirouette in Chocolate Chip and then used my Aqua Painter and Rose Red ink and Garden Green to fill in the images.  The butterflies were stamped on Pink Pirouette with Rose Red, Watermelon Wonder and Blackberry Bliss.

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The Thankful banner is from Acorny Thank You set.  I stamped it on Wild Wasabi with Mossy Meadow.  The other two stamps are from the Butterfly Basics set also and I stamped them in Chocolate Chip.

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If you’d like to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) this card you can purchase all the supplies needed from my website HERE.

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Now, go and create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps  Butterfly Basics, Acorny Thank You, Papillon Potourri  Ink Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss, Garden Green, Watermelon Wonder, Mossy Meadow  Paper  Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette Tools Circles Framelits  Embellishments Linen Thread

Sweet Square Pillow Box Die

First, I got a little carried away and I made another Square Pillow Box.  I don’t have a reason for this one, but I’ll find one.  I cut this in Pink Pirouette Cardstock.

 

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Square Pillow Box Die

Do you like the Polka Dot Embossing?   I love this.  Of course, I love polka dots!  I’m trying to use more embossing folders.  I think I tend to forget about them.  LOL  I used the included rounded square to cut a window in one side of the Square Pillow Box and then covered it with a piece of Window Sheet so I can fill the box and not have everything fall out!  I love the fact that we can make boxes look so professional by adding windows into them.  I added a tag that I stamped with a sweet stamp from the Sweet Stack stamp set and a background stamp from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar.  I like the way it mimics the polka dots from the embossing folder.

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I used the same ink for the sentiment and the background, I just stamped off (inking the stamp and then stamping once on scrap paper then on your project) the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set.  A little bit of a retired Pink Pirouette Satin ribbon (sorry, I’m trying not to do that).   The Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set has lots of different small background stamps that can be used for lots of different occasions and layouts.  There are stars, polka dots, hearts, leaves and butterflies!  There is also a watercolor background stamp.  I just love it when Stampin’ Up! creates stamps that make us look like real artists, like the watercolor background stamp in Perpetual Birthday Calendar set and Work of Art and Gorgeous Grunge.  There are more and you can get them out on my website.  Stampin’ Up! does everything it can to help us look good.

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I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and sharing with you all the cool things that you can do with our products.  I hope that I have given you inspiration to create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps Sweet Stack, Perpetual Birthday Calendar   Ink   Watermelon Wonder  Cardstock  Pink Pirouette and Whisper White, Window Sheet Tools  Square Pillow Box Die, Polka Dot embossing folder

 

 

 

Sweet Stack Project Kit

As promised, I present to you today…. my rendition of Stampin’ Up! Sweet Stack Project Kit.

100_4065I had such a great time making this.  It is so super, super easy!  The directions for decorating the individual boxes are just suggestions.  I decorated them all different, so my cake has not only chocolate slices, it has strawberry and vanilla!  My favorite flavors!  The icing is different on different boxes and they are all so HAPPY looking!  I haven’t filled them yet, but I will, probably a little at a time when I want to surprise someone.  But you could of course make this as a centerpiece for your next party and fill them with goodies for your guests.

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Top layer

Here is a shot of the top layer.  See the sparkly candles?  These come with the kit and are easy to assemble, just glue two pieces together and then slip the “candle” tube over it.  I purchased the Sweet Stack photopolymer stamp set and intend to use it for birthday cards and on the “cake” slices that I will make with the new Cutie Pie Thinlit die!  The flower on top also comes with the kit and is simple to put together.  The cake stand (which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE) stores the piece to make the cake and could be used to store things.  The stand itself just slips together.

Sweet Stack Project Kit
Sweet Stack Project Kit

What do you think of the bows?  These are cute and the kit comes with extra ones so you could use them on all sorts of projects.

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I am so awfully frugal that I saved the left over gold Glimmer Paper (from the candles) and I’ll use that as little tags on future cards.  The supplies that Stampin’ Up! sends with Project Kits go farther than just the kit.  Stampin’ Up! always includes more supplies than you need to complete the particular project and I suggest you save them for other projects (cards, boxes, etc).

I love (do I say that too much?) this kit and when I first saw it in the catalog I knew I had to have this to share with you.  Here’s one more Happy picture of the kit for you….

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I hope I inspired you to purchase this Sweet Stack Project Kit and use it as your centerpiece or like I am, to give gifts to friends and loved ones.  You can purchase this from my website and don’t forget the Sweet Stack photopolymer stamp set for decoration.   Now, go and create something sweet for somebody!

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Holiday Catalog Sneak Peak….

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Thanksgiving Holiday Placecard using Acorny Thank You and the Acorn Builder Punch

Here is, as promised, a Holiday Catalog Sneak peak.  This is a Thanksgiving placecard.  I used the Acorny Thank You Stamp Set on page 45 of the new catalog.  I also used it’s coordinating Acorn Builder Punch.  This stamp set is one of our photopolymer sets and the acorns are in two pieces, several tops and bottoms, that you can mix and match plus some Thanksgiving or Thankful  sentiments.  The fact that the stamps are photopolymer makes it very easy to match the top to the bottom if you want to just stamp and not punch out the acorns.  In the catalog Stampin’ Up! has pictured a Square Pillow Box (another new item in the catalog – one I’m very, very excited about) decorated with Acorns.  That would be very cute on your Thanksgiving Table paired with this placecard holder for a little gift for your guests.

Acorny Thank You
Acorny Thank You

The green plaid piece is from the Farmer’s Market DSP.  I just love this DSP.  There are so many different patterns in the package that can be used for so many different occasions.  I used two pieces of Watermelon Wonder (a 2015-17 In-Color) on the placecard and stamped the “Grateful for You”  sentiment in this color too.  The Wild Wasabi leaves are cut from a retired leaf die.   The Acorn tops were stamped with Always Artichoke and Tangerine Tango.  I just love these colors together.  I’m in Florida and at Thanksgiving we are usually wearing shorts and outside hanging by the grill as we smoke our turkey so these lighter fall colors are just perfect.  A couple of pearls finish off the placecard.

Remember, we are only a little over two weeks away from you being able to order from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. You can purchase this stamp set and the  Acorn Builder Punch for a 15% discount (item # 140841 $28.00) and lots of other Holiday goodies like Black Glimmer paper for Halloween, Red Foil Paper for Christmas, dies for Christmas Ornaments, oh such fun!

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I’m going to make several more of these for my Thanksgiving table this year.  I’ll add my guest names to the a banner and attach it with a glue dot.   If you like what you see why don’t you go to my on-line store and pick up a few new stamps or inks for you to make something.  If you have any questions about what I’ve made or something you are making, drop me a line and I’ll be glad to help.  Now go and create something sweet for somebody!

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Ice cream, Ice cream, we all scream for ice cream!

Here is my latest creation…..

 

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Ice cream, Ice cream

The stamp set I used is “Sprinkles of Life” from the Annual Catalog.  It is actually a very special stamp set this year.  It is our charity set.  Stampin’ Up! has a special relationship with the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) where we have one special stamp set each year that when purchased a $3.00 donation is made on behalf of the purchaser to them.  This stamp set costs no more than any other set that has 22 stamps, in photopolymer it is only $21.00.   I believe most demonstrators purchase it and we encourage our customers to also, that way we are able to bless families of children who have terminal illnesses or long term illnesses.

The card that I made today is a birthday card for my youngest child.  This child used to eat ice cream for breakfast (without my prior knowledge or consent).  Now JD is 22 years old and can choose whatever for breakfast.  LOL

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Here is a close up of the ice cream and the cone.  The background stamp is from Gorgeous Grunge.  I stamped it in Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, and Chocolate Chip (that I stamped off once before using it on the card which lightens the ink).   Doesn’t this look like a yummy neopolitan ice cream cone?  Lucky for me I have some real neopolitan ice cream in my freezer right now.  The cone was stamped on Delightful Dijon cardstock with Chocolate Chip, the ice cream on Very Vanilla with Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette cardstock with Watermelon Wonder, and the chocolate one (my favorite) Chocolate Chip cardstock with Chocolate Chip.

Here is another look at the whole card.  I hope you like it and go to my website and purchase the stamp set to support the RMHC.  I didn’t mention the matching punch but it is very handy, so be sure to get that too.   Now go and create something yummy yourself!

Blog signature 03_2-001StampsSprinkles of Life, Gorgeous Grunge; Inks: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder; Cardstock: Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Punches: Tree Builder