Welcome Easter - Baby Card

Well if you haven't already figured it out..... I am OBSESSED  with the Welcome Easter stamp set!  I think it is probably my most favorite stamp set from Stampin' Up! EVER!!!
Clearly I have a problem - LOL.
Well today I did my first Facebook Live video - I had no clue what I was doing nor was I able to see the comments that were left - albeit only a few - but hey - it was my 1st time!  This is the card I made. I am using the Welcome Easter stamp set to make a baby card!  SO CUTE!!  

Poppy Elements Virtual Class

Have you seen the Peaceful Poppy Elements on page 25 of the mini Jan - June Stampin' Up! catalog?
These awesome die-cut accents are perfect for added artistic touches to your projects. You get 8 sheets in total - 2 sheets printed black elements, 2 sheets printed thick cardstock; 2 sheets printed vellum and 2 sheets embossed watercolor paper. I love these! The are well crafted.  I love them so much that I am holding a virtual class this month. This is one of the cards that you will make. I have completed instructional videos to watch that give step by step details for each card.  Join my virtual class and enjoy crafting form the comfort of your own home - use the Contact Me form on the left. More info can be found here on what is included in this class.

Welcome Easter Treat Basket - Instructional Video

Easter Treat Basket - Instructional Video 
Featuring Welcome Easter
Last week I posted some Easter projects, one of which was this adorable treat basket. So I wanted to show you how easy it is to make!
Enjoy my Sunday share! Watch on my Youtube channel in high definition.

Timeless Tulip - Wink of Stella Streaking

Here is a technique that just kinda came to me when I was preparing my tech club projects. I am calling it Wink of Stella Streaking. Wink of Stella is amazing for "moving" ink around on card stock and is a must have to add a touch of shimmer and shine to any project! To make this card you will need:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Vellum, Lily Impression DSP (SAB item only available for 2 more days!), Noble Peacock Foil.
Stamp Sets: Last a Lifetime
Punches: Leaf 
Dies: Poppy Moments
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green
Misc: Clear Wink of Stella

Happy stamping and stay safe!

Flowering Foils with Stampin' Blends

Ah!One of the most gorgeous DSP offerings from the 2020 SAB catalog.  Have you got a package of this beautiful paper yet?  It is FREE with a $60 order - place an order here and use this hostess code CXE9GSNM.

This card features the following Stampin' Up! products
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White & Smoky Slate
Stampin' Blends: Navy, Smoky slate, Balmy Blue
Dies: Stitched So Sweetly
Stamp Set: Last A Lifetime

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Stampin' Dreams March Blog Hop - Easter

Welcome to the April Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. This months theme is Easter.  For my projects I have chosen the adorable Welcome Easter stamp set from the Jan to June mini catalog.
This cute stamp set can be used for many occasions such as Easter but also birthdays, friendship and baby shower cards. I have to admit my favorite image in this set is the bunny. 
Let me show you my projects.

My first Easter card is uses one of the second release items from the SAB catalog - it is the So Very Vellum Specialty DP (free with a $60 order). It comes with 3 different colors - I have chosen the Purple Posy. My Easter greeting is stamped on the inside of the card. To make this card you will also need 
  • Purple Posy & White card stock
  • Layering Circle Dies
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Subtle EF
  • Stampin' Blends: Flirty Flamingo, Color Lifter
  • Label Me Bold stamp set from the Jan to June mini catalog 
My 2nd Easter card uses the lamb. For this card I used the little
leaves and flowers from the stamp set to  create a background. They were each colored with Stampin' Blends. The lamb was stamped,  then cut out and layered with dimensionals onto a stitched circle and then onto a scallop circle. To make this card you will also need: 
  • Stampin' Blends: Balmy Blue, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody and Black
  • Stitched Circle dies
  • Scallop Circle dies
  • Whisper White & Granny Apple Green card stock
My 3rd Easter card is this adorable scenery card. I free handed the "dots" to make it appear like the bunny hopped across the card.  The supplies used on this card are

  • Basic Black, Whisper White, & Granny Apple Green card stock
  • Stampin' Blends: Smoky Slate, Mango Melody & Flirty Flamingo
  • Gingham Gala sequins
  • White craft ink & embossing powder
  • Balmy Blue ink
  • Friendly Silhouette Dies
And finally what would Easter without a cute Easter Basket or 2?
These little basket will be perfect for the Easter table. All they need now are some Easter eggs. The supplies used for these baskets are

  • Absolutely Argyle 3D EF
  • Friendly Silhouette Dies
  • Stampin' Blends

 I hope that you have enjoyed my Easter creations. I really enjoyed making them!  
Please leave me a comment below before you hop on over to Melinda Whittington's blog to see her amazing creations.

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Welcome Easter - Banner Card

I am having so much fun with the Welcome Easter stamp set and wanted to show you how versatile it really is. Today I have created for you this "banner" card and as you can see, I chose not to add a sentiment so that I can use it at any time.
The supplies I have used on this card are:

  • Card stock: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Whisper White & Flirty Flamingo.
  • Layer circle dies
  • Absolutely Argyle 3D EF
  • Stampin' Blends: Smoky Slate, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of today's creation.  Happy stamping!

Welcome Easter Gate Fold Card

Here is a gate fold card that I made today. A gate fold is a card where 2 panels on the front of the card fold into the center of the card to create a different look.
My card is using the Welcome Easter stamp set. I started with Gorgeous Grape card stock and scored the 8 1/2" edge at 2 3/8" from the left and the right. I then cut 2 pieces of white to layer on the panels of the gate fold card, but first I embossed them with the Layered Leaves 3D EF.
 I stamped the lamb and cut it out. Using Stampin' Blends, I colored the lamb using Black, Smoky Slate and Highland Heather. I also stamped some leaves from the Welcome Easter stamp set and colored them with Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. I layered the lamb onto a stitched circle and then onto the scallop circle.
The greeting has been embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock of which I die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I added a touch of greenery using Granny Apple Green card stock and the Birthday dies (co-ordination item) and some Gingham Gala sequins for a pop of color.  I hope you like today's creation!!  Leave me a comment to let me know what you think!

Welcome Easter - Birthday Card

Love the versatility of Stampin' Up! stamp sets. The Welcome Easter stamp set is for more than just Easter cards.
Check out this card I designed using the image as a background and a focal point by framing one of the images. As you can see I have kept the coloring to a minimum only highlighting the bees, the bow, nose and some shading around the outer edges of the lamb.
The supplies used on my card are

  • Stamp Sets: Welcome Easter, Clubhouse
  • Card stock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Black & Balmy Blue
  • Dies: Layering Squares
  • Stampin' Blends: Black, Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Color Lifter
  • Punches: Classic Label
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Welcome Easter

With Easter just around the corner I find myself in a festive mood. This stamp set, Welcome Easter, arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to start playing with it. 
Here are the supplies I used to design and create this card.
Stamp Sets:

Card Stock:

  • Whisper White (thick)
  • Night of Navy
  • Balmy Blue
  • Granny Apple Green

  • Absolutely Argyle 3D embossing folder
  • Wink of Stella
  • Stampin' Blends: Navy, Granny Apple, Balmy Blue, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo
  • White embossing powder

Kre8tor March Blog Hop - Green Monochromatic

Welcome to the Kre8tor's March Blog Hop!
This months theme is Green Monochromatic. Stampin' Up! offers 8 different shades of green (only 7 shown in the image) which gives me tons of combinations to choose from. So, I have decided to use Soft Seafoam & Mossy Meadow for my design. 
My card features the Last a Lifetime bundle that includes the Lasting Elegance dies and Last a Lifetime stamp set. This beautiful bundle can be found in the Jan. to May mini catalog on page 18.
I started with a white card base and layered Soft Seafoam on top. To create the design on the Soft Seafoam base I have used 2 of the dies from the Lasting Elegance dies.  These dies give such an elegance to the card. I knew the moment I saw this bundle I had to have it. It can be used for many different occasion. 
I have also used the butterfly stamps from the  Butterfly Wishes stamp set from the 2019 - 2020 annual catalog (coincidentally also on p. 18). They were stamped in Memento ink (lightly as I only wanted a faint image) and colored them with Soft Seafoam and Old Olive Stampin' Blends. I finished both butterflies with Wink of Stella and rhinestones (which I colored with Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends).
For the greeting, I used the Last a Lifetime stamp set and colored with Stampin' Blends - and of course used Wink of Stella to make the flowers pop. Finally I stamped the greeting in Mossy Meadow on Soft Seafoam card stock and cut out with the Stitched Shapes dies. I layered the greeting onto Mossy Meadow (die cut with Layering ovals dies) and popped it up on dimensionals.
I love how this designed turned out. Typically I am not a "green" person but this card has definitely swayed me.  I hope you enjoyed my card that I designed for this blog hop. Now be sure to continue hopping onto the next amazing design.
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Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Items Available March 3

Starting Tomorrow!
The 2nd release of Sale-a-Bration items become available.
With each $60 net order you place you can earn a free item. This 2nd release has some really amazing products. Check them all out here
One of my favorite items from the 2nd release is the Flower Foils paper. Beautiful rose gold and silver foil designs. Simply add ink to make the images pop.  You can use a sponge, brayer and even the Stampin' Blends to color. Don't miss out on this FREE product. Place you online order here and have it delivered right to your home. 

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Over the course of the month of March I am going to be providing a number of exclusive posts to this group for inspiration. Check it regularly and simply place your order online. Your ordered goodies will be delivered right to your door! Anyone in Canada can participate so get in on the action now.


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A Good Man

Thought today that I would make a masculine card today using the "A Good Man" stamp set. I don't make that many but it is important to remember the men in our lives. So I thought this would be a good one for a birthday or father's day. 
Supplies used:

  • Whisper white (base)
  • Night of Navy c/s
  • Balmy Blue c/s
  • Come Sail Away DSP
  • Blends (olive, balmy blue, daffodil & ivory)
  • Stitched rectangle dies
  • Stamp sets: A Good Man and Timeless Tropical

Music From the Heart - Baby Grand Piano Easel Card

Music From the Heart stamp set is a great set for the music lovers out there. This stamp set was designed by Dawn Olchefske - a Stampin' Up! 1 million sales sales achiever!!  This card is also one she created and I had to case it.  I modified it a bit by using black foil paper instead of card stock for the piano and keys. I believe that I will be getting a lot of used out of this set!  Be sure to get yours here. 
Supplies Needed For This Card 

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