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Christmas Gift Box

Christmas Gift Boxes

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If you follow me on Facebook you know that I received a nice sized box of Christmas stamping supplies from Stampin’ Up! on Friday. My head is bursting with ideas for using them all, but here’s what I made first… some Christmas gift boxes! When I saw these Takeout Boxes in the Clearance Rack, I knew I had to get some. 6 boxes for only $2.40! Now that I’ve decorated a couple of them I think I need to order a few more packs. For this first one I used the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Fun Fact: this pack has…

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Animal Print Bookmarks

Go Wild with Bookmarks!

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One thing I love about my oldest daughter is that when she gets an idea she makes a plan and she runs with it. She is an animal lover and in the last 2 years has raised her own money to adopt a whale and a sea turtle through the Pacific Whale Foundation. She sold cards made with a whale stamp to adopt the whale and made mini turtle cheesecakes to sell for the sea turtle. Yes, I have a little entrepreneur on my hands. So imagine her delight when earlier this week she found the World Wildlife website and an…

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Peach Birthday Card with Fresh Fruit stamp set from Stampin' Up!

We Age Not By Years, But By Stories

By | Birthday Cards, Product Tips | 2 Comments

I love the Fresh Fruit stamp set, but honestly this is one of those greetings that I’m just not sure about. How many times will I use “We age not by years, but by stories”? At least once! Striped Paper: 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ Tangerine Tango: 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ Whisper White Note Card This is a note sized card so it’s a little bit smaller than usual. I recently talked about note cards here and how you can make your own. To give my peach a little dimension, I first inked it up in Peekaboo Peach ink and then I used a sponge…

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Layering Ovals Framelits Cards

Layering Ovals Framelits

By | Birthday Cards, Cards, One Sheet Wonder Cards, Sympathy Cards, Thank You Cards | No Comments

One of my favorite new things from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! catalog is the set of Layering Ovals Framelits. I have been wanting something like this for years!!!! So I’m super excited to share with you that these framelits are on sale until next Wednesday! If they have been on your wish list, order them now and save 25%! Here are a few cards I’ve made with them… You’ll notice that I used 3 different sizes of ovals for these 3 cards. The plain ovals layer with the scallop ovals beautifully and the choice of oval sizes in this set is…

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Card Making Tips

Tips for Making Cards that Don’t Look Like They Were Made by a 5 Year Old

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When I first started stamping way back in 1998 I got together with my sisters and a few of my cousins for a stamping play date. We ranged in age from 5 to 23 and had very few supplies back then. We were all sitting in my parent’s kitchen making cards and I remember my mom walking in to look at what we’d made. She picked up a card that she thought my youngest sister had made and said “Hey, that’s really good for a 5 year old!” My cousin Julie who was in her early 20s at the time…

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