Ribbon of Courage – All Things Are Possible

October is National Breast Cancer awareness month and like others my family has been touched by breast cancer and other forms of cancer.  I myself have battled non-hodgikins lymphoma and want to tell you first hand how important it is to reach out to those fighting this terrible battle.  I cherished every card and phone call I received.  Every visit and prayer that was said for and with me.  I learned how important it was to be remembered by others during a difficult time.

I plan to share other pink project throughout the month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and want to remind all my family, friends, customers and followers how important it is to remember to have your mammograms and exams.  I just had mine yesterday and then spent the rest of the day shopping and with my sweet baby grandson…Lucas. Every day is a blessing!

Ribbon of Courage - Support and encourage friends and family that are fighting breast and other kinds of cancers. With faith all things are possible

  • The stamp set Ribbon Of Courage has both a solid ribbon and this beautiful flower and heart design ribbon.  You can keep it simple like I did here or have fun coloring.
  • The sentiments are ones that can be used whenever you want to send a message of encouragement.  I am partial to this one…’with faith all things are possible’.  Faith that my God was in control no matter the outcome is what got me through each and every day of my treatment.
  • The colors are Pink Pirouette with the floral design stamped in Melon Mambo.  The sweet die cut heart and rhinestone add a special touch to a very simple card.
  • You will notice this is a case from the annual catalog on page 97…just a very simple version.
  • Measurements below.

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Measurements:
Pink Pirouette Card base – 4-1/4 X 11 scored and filled in half
Layer – 2-1/2 X 4
Scrap for the ribbon
Whisper White layer – 2-1/4 X 3-3/4

Directions:

  • Stamp the sentiment on the right side of the whisper white layer in smokey slate ink and adhere to the pink pirouette layer with snail.
  • Add this to the card base with dimensionals.
  • Stamp the ribbon in Melon Mambo and die cut along with the pink heart.
  • Add the heart to the ribbon with a mini glue dot and then add the ribbon to the card with dimensionals.


Two Cats – Pretty As A Picture!

Calling all cat lovers...now you can punch cute cats for you handmade cards, planners and scarpbookpages

Calling all cat lovers…now you can punch cute cats in all colors for your handmade cards, planners and scrapbooks!  Today I’ve chosen two of my favorite colors (Dapper Denim and Berry Burst) and placed these sweet cats in a picture frame.  I love the way their tails sort of wrap around the frame.  wo cats…pretty as a picture!

The Stampin' Up! Cat Punch is not just for Halloween.

  • The cascading flowers and butterflies give this card a whimsical feel.  And if you don’t recognize them they’re from the Bike Ride bundle on page 20 of the annual catalog.  Don’t be too concerned about the placement of the flowers and the leaves just stamp them here there diagonally across the card.
  • The tiny and adorable butterflies are from the dies in the Bike Ride bundle.  I added them to the card using our Mini Glue Dots because it’s quick and I know they are going to stay right where I put them.

Two cute cats in a stitched picture frame makes for a cute card for lots of occasions

  • The squares in the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Squares Framelits coordinate perfectly so that you can put one inside the other and cut a perfect picture frame. One with really cute stitching all around.
  • After creating the frame and punching the cats I placed them in the frame and moved them around until they fit just the way I wanted them to with the tails wrapped around the frame. I then lifted the dapper denim cat’s head and applied a bit of adhesive so they would stay in position.  Then I added a little adhesive here and there to adhere them to the frame.
  • Have you ordered the Mini Dimensionals?  They’re the perfect size when you want something small or thin to ‘pop’.  You don’t have to spend the time cutting the larger ones.  And besides being the right size…they’re just plain cute!  Make sure you put them on your next order.
  • The Recipe for today’s card is below.

I have one warning…the Stampin’ Up! Cat Punch is addictive!  Once you start punching little cats…you just don’t want to quit!!

If you haven’t seen my pretty in pink cat or my Halloween cat you might want to take a peek.

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Recipe for Today’s project:

  • Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/2 and folded
  • Whisper White scrap
  • Berry Burst scrap
  • Damper Denim scrap

Directions:

  • Fold the 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 card base in half and burnish with a bone folder.
  • Stamp the flower here and there diagonally across the card using Berry Burst ink.
  • Do the same with the leaves in Old Olive but stamp off first for a lighter color.
  • Use the largest square in the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and place the Layering Squares die that is slightly smaller in the center of the stitched die and run them through the Big Shot at the same time.
  • Punch the two cats in Dapper Denim and Berry Burst.  Flip the Dapper Denim cat over so he is going in the opposite direction.
  • Position the cats inside the frame the way you want them, which can be a little tricky.  Then lift the dapper denim cat and apply a little adhesive to hold them together.
  • Add adhesive in other places to adhere the cats to the frame.
  • Use Mini Dimensionals on the back of the frame and regular dimensionals on the back of the cats and place the frame and cats slightly off centered.
  • Stamp the sentiment.  Forever young is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set
  • Die cut the little butterflies and adhere with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Tie a little White Twine bow and add with a glue dot.
  • Place a happy birthday sentiment on the inside and sent to your favorite friend.

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Eastern Palace Sunflower Card

How much fun is this card?  I love sunflowers…how about you?  They have a special meaning for me as every time I see one it causes me to stop and remember a special little boy.

If you know me, you know that I love clean and simple cards.  It’s my style for two reasons…one, I need for my card making to be quick!  If I have to spend too much time it just isn’t fun for me.  Are there many of you out there that feel the same?  And two, luckily, I love the look!

I’ve been playing with the Eastern Palace Suite for a couple of weeks now and though I love the entire suite I am crazy in love with the dies!   So I decided for stamp club this month they would get to make this fun clean and simple sunflower card.

  • The Eastern Palace die used for the petals is perfect for making sunflowers.  I use the Precision Plate and Die Brush for all my intricate dies now.  The Precision Plate helps to make deeper cuts so that all the intricate parts of the die are cut through.  Then the Die Brush with it’s mat make it so you don’t have to sit and poke all the little pieces out. These are must have tools if you are into intricate dies.
  • There are a number of wonderful sentiments in the Eastern Palace Stamp Set but I am loving the two curved ones so much!

 

The Eastern Palace Suite is so much fun. Today's card is a sunflower card made with one of the dies. I love this set the more I use it and see the possibilities.

  • Embossing folders are a great way to give your cards texture.  Here, the center of the sunflower is a 2″ circle that’s been embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  I’m sad to say that this folder was on the retiring list and has been sold out since I designed this card for my stamp club.  But, with all the embossing folders both new and old I’m sure there’s a folder that would still look great.
  • The little bee, if you are loving her, is one of the stamps in the Touches of Texture stamp set.  You do have to fussy cut her out but it’ s really easy to do if you have a pair of Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Snips.  They are so sharp and easy to use.

The Eastern Palace Suite is in the new annual catalog that will go live on June 1
but, you can get it now as an early release.
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Products used in today’s project:

Cable Knit Gift Card Holders/Close Out Sale!

The Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder gives your cards a projects that cozy feel for winter.

  • Do you like to feel cozy during the cold winter month?.  I know I do!  And that’s why I love the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.  It allows me to make cozy looking cards and projects throughout the Christmas season and beyond.
  • These are gift card holders I made for one of my November Onstage swaps.
  • I used the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder on the holder’s sleeve.  Remember not to use the bottom acrylic plate when running it through the Big Shot. Watch the video below for more information about this folder…I choose not not spritz with water since I was making so many and they came out fine for this project.
  • Layering Circles were the perfect solution for this sentiment from the Tin of Tags stamp set.
  • Color coordination is one of Stampin’ Up!’s forte…I used the 3/8 Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack to add just that little extra to make the special.

Gift Card Holder using the Cable Knit Embossing Folder

I will be using them this Christmas and selling some in our local Jasper consignment shop.  Cute way to give a gift card!

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Products Used In Today’s Project:

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Big Shot Magnetic Platform Makes Stampin and Then Cutting...Easy!

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Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack
Fun patterned paper that coordinates so well with the Painter’s Palette stamp set (#141910)

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 Snow Flurry Punch Bundle
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Here Comes Santa Claus!

Today I want to share with you the Detailed Santa Thinlit Dies.  The die makes the cutest Santa cards EVER!  His beard is a mass of cut out swirls and if you love shaker cards he’s a must.  Add the Greetings from Santa Stamp Set and you have everything you need to make fun Christmas cards for all the special people on your Christmas list.  You can even add me to the list if you would like.

 

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  • The stars and the border at the bottom of the card are an added bonus in the die set.  They can be used on projects throughout this year making this die not just for Christmas.
  • And what a perfect sentiment for a Santa card.  Purchase the Greetings from Santa Stamp Set and the Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies as a Bundle and save 10%.

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  • Add a window wheet and Adhesive Foam Strips and you can easily make this fun Shaker Card.
  • Here you see the second boarder in the die set used on both the top and bottom of this card.

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  • You can also use this set to make your Christmas tags.  Simple or elaborate…your choice.
  • The stamp set comes in both clear mount and wood mount.