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1st Birthday

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I’m finally able to post this card!  wee!  This is one of a couple of the slider cards I made for some good friends of ours.  Their daughter turned 1 a little while back and while I had a couple of ideas in mind, I thought a pop-up slider card would be fun – especially since pop up cards were fresh in my mind from a previous class!!

So here’s what I came up with…..Here’s the card in its closed state:

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Pull the ribbon upward and…….

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VOILA!

Here’s what I used to create the above:

PAPER :  Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP (From Sale-A-Bration), Rich Razzleberry

STAMPS:  Sassy Salutations, You Are Loved (NOW ON THE RETIRING LIST!!!), Clear Alphabet Stamps (source unknown)

INK:  Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder

TOOLS:  Big Shot – Floral Frames, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Simply Scored, Paper Trimmer

ACCESSORIES:  Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Tangerine Tango & Pool Party 1/4″ Ribbon, 2011-2013 In Colour Brads

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #39

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I’ve often visited the Paper Craft Crew website for inspiration and different ideas of how to work with the space of a card front.  It’s a great place to challenge yourself and design abilities.  That said, I finally decided to try my hand “officially” with their latest challenge.  Here’s the challenge:

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and here’s what I came up with……

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How’d I do?

To make the above card, here’s what I used:

Here’s what I used to create the above:

PAPER :  Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP (From Sale-A-Bration)

STAMPS:  All Dressed Up, Vintage Verses (From Sale-A-Bration)

INK:  Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo

TOOLS:  Big Shot – All Dressed Up Framelits, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Simply Scored, Corner Punch

ACCESSORIES:  Dazzling Details, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Island Indigo 1/4″ Ribbon, 2011-2013 In Colour Brads, Paper Daisies

Birthday Invite!

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Now that our “receivers” have received, I can finally post this!!!  My husband and I had a debate for a while regarding our little one’s birthday and whether or not we wanted to host a bigger party this year to include more of her friends along with our family.  In the end, we opted to keep it strictly family.  That said, I thought, well, it’s still a party and a party deserves invites!!!  Forget email invites, I’m goin’ “old school”!!!  So here’s what I came up with:

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What do you think?  It’s bright and fun – 2 of my favourite things!!

Here’s what I used to create the above:

PAPER :  Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Whisper White

STAMPS:  Patterned Party, Random Clear Alphabet

INK:  Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turqoise, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango

TOOLS:  Big Shot – Perfect Polka Embossing Folder, Floral Frames Framelits, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

ACCESSORIES:  Dazzling Details, Dimensionals

 

 

Lots to share!

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So it’s been a little while since my last post – but that’s not to say I haven’t been busy!  I have a few things to share with this post so hope you’ll stick around!  With the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue fast approaching, there has already been a refresh in the colour palettes!  You should know that some colours are retiring and older ones are coming back!  Below is the official refresh colour list.  Not only will this apply to inks but it applies to all things “colour” – ie. ribbon, buttons, brads, etc.  If you own any of the retiring colours, and love them, NOW is the time to stock up on any paper, ink refills, ribbon etc that you might need to hold you over!!  Ink refills are already flying out the door so don’t wait!!

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Since it’s been a while, I thought I’d post a couple of cards I made for Easter!  So here’s some of what I’ve been up to:

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A super simple card and I once again popped my butterfly up as in the previous Easter Card posted on my blog.  Here’s what I used to create this card:

PAPER :  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, DSP – “Flirtatious”

STAMPS:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Papillon Potpourri

INK:  Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade

TOOLS:  Big Shot – Chevron Embossing Folder, Elegant Butterfly Punch

ACCESSORIES:  Basic Rhinestones

 

I made two more cards but kept them the same – switching only the colour themes.

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Again, fairly simple.  While not necessary, it’s amazing what a little embossing can do!  Here’s what I used to create these cards:

PAPER :  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White

STAMPS:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Daydream Medallions

INK:  Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry

TOOLS:  Big Shot – Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Floral Frames Framelits

ACCESSORIES:  Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

For the avid crafters, if you’ve been to the Stampin’ Up! site lately, you’ve likely noticed that they had FREE SHIPPING over the weekend.  For those who didn’t hear the news, you still have until 11:59pm tonight!!  If you need to stock up on anything (ie. retiring colour supplies!!!) and want to avoid shipping fees, hop on over to my Online Store before the Free shipping ends!

Phew, I think that’s it for now!  I’ve done a couple of cool little projects that I can’t wait to share but until the “receivers” receive, I won’t be posting those just yet.  But very soon!

Happy Crafting!