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Monday, December 28, 2015

Love this Teapot!

Being the tea-drinker that I am, I just had to order "A Nice Cuppa" stamp set with its accompanying "Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies" and "Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack".  This card uses only one stamp from the set but the teapot, spoon and heart are framelits. If you look closely, you will see that I sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the spoon to look like sugar. A fun card that I've made into a belated birthday card by using a verse from an old birthday greeting set inside. I also rounded the corners on one side of this card using our old punch, but you could use the Project Life Corner punch (135346, $8.00) for slightly larger rounded corners.

Products Used:
A Nice Cuppa stamp set (11 photopolymer stamps), 140683, $17.00
Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies (12), 140624, $29.00
Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack (48 sheets 6" x 6"), 140567, $8.00
Crushed Curry 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 131199, $7.00
Melon Mambo 8½" x11" cardstock (24), 115320, $7.00
Wisteria Wonder 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 122922, $7.00
Tea Lace Paper Doilies (24), 129399, $3.00
VersaMark Pad, 102283, $7.50
White Stampin' Emboss Powder (1/2 oz.), 109132, $5.00
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (13/16 oz.), $5.00
2-Way Glue Pen, 100425, $4.50
SNAIL Adhesive, 104332, $7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals (300), 104430, $4.00
Brights Candy Dots (100 self-adhesive dots)), 130931, $6.00

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Traveler Stamp Set for Masculine Birthday Card

As I was preparing for the Christmas Bazaar, I made sure to include some masculine birthday cards. It seems the Traveler stamp set and the World Map stamp go together so well, but I had never used the triple layer technique with the World Map before. Admittedly, I had to play with it because I had forgotten the measurements for the individual layers, yet even the slightly off cards turned out well. [The sequins are actually leftovers from the Cottage Greetings Card Kit, Project Life.]

Products Used:
Traveler stamp set (6), W 134510, $28.00; C 134513, $20.00
World Map background stamp, W 130342 $20.00; C 130345, $15.00
Birthday Blossoms (8), W 139167, $27.00; C 139471, $19.00
Basic Black 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 121045, $7.00
Crumb Cake 8½" x 11" cardstock (24), 120953, $7.00
Archival Basic Black Stampin' Pad,  140931, $7.00
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad, 126975, $6.50
Basic Black and Whisper White Baker's Twine (25 yards), 134576, $3.00

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sympathy in Soft Colors

I always seem to need sympathy cards when I don't have any. So, in the process of preparing for the Christmas bazaar, I decided to include a couple sympathy cards. In a sense, the stamp sets I chose are from both ends of life's spectrum - Birthday Blossoms for the flowers and Thoughts & Prayers for the words of sympathy.

Since I was running out of Whisper White envelopes, I decided to use Very Vanilla. Then, because I had some embellishments left over from the Cottage Greetings Card Kit, I incorporated the same color scheme. I used the reverse punch on the Envelope Punch Board to round opposite corners.

Products Used:
Birthday Blossoms stamp set (8), W 139167, $27.00; C 139471, $19.00
Thoughts & Prayers stamp set (8), W 128751, $26.00; C 127805, $19.00
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" cardstock (40), 101650, $8.50
Mint Macaron 8½"x 11" cardstock (24), 138337, $7.00
Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad, 140932, $7.00
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad, 138326, $6.50
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad, 131172, $6.50
Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Pad, 138327, $6.50
Blender Pens (3), 102845, $10.00

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Bazaar

Just have to share photos of my table at the Christmas Bazaar this past weekend. Did fairly well, although I had so much stuff that I still brought a lot home. Hope to do better another year.