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Wishing You a Wonderful Day Card

By | Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Kids, Thinking of You Cards | No Comments

It’s Thinking of You Thursday, but your thinking of you cards don’t actually have to say “thinking of you”! They can say something like “Wishing You a Wonderful Day”. This card is a bit more on the whimsical side and could also be used for a kid’s birthday card, but it’s a card that could be sent any day of the year.   Dimensions: Pool Party 4″ x 5-1/4″ Crumb Cake card: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ Striped Paper: 1″ x 4″ Whisper White: 1/2″ x 3-5/8″, plus circle Tips for Making this Card: A little strip of patterned…

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If a 7 year old can do it, so can you!

By | Cards, Getting Started, Kids, Videos | 14 Comments

When I came home from the Stampin’ Up! convention earlier this week I was feeling very inspired and ready to create. My daughter Emily had other ideas though… she wanted me to help her make some cards! She chose everything including the colors, stamps and embossing folder to design this Congratulations card. I helped her do some cutting and gluing, but she designed this card and made most of it by herself!   I know you’re going to want to watch my little cutie-pie put this card together, so enjoy the video below. You’ll have to forgive her little head…

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Handmade Banners for Your Home

By | 3-D Items, Home Decor, Kids | 4 Comments

Whether it’s a banner that announces that this room belongs to you or a banner that reflects a holiday or season, personalized banners are a fun way to decorate. You can select colors that match a room or a person’s personality. My sister made the gorgeous name banner shown above for my daughter’s room. I’m going to make one just like it that says SPRING to hang in our living room.   Banners like this are easy to put together when you have a Big Shot! You’ll want to lay out your banner as you create it and keep the following…

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Bottle Cap Necklaces

By | Gift Ideas, Kids, Valentines, Videos | 2 Comments

Bottle Caps, Soda Pop Tops… whatever you call them these little things are so fun to work with! Stampin’ Up!’s Soda Pop Tops come in two sizes that are both perfect for making bottle cap necklaces… or soda pop top necklaces… whatever you want to call them. (But just try to say soda pop top 10 times fast!)   Watch the video below to learn how to flatten bottle caps and make them into necklaces.  Of course you don’t have to flatten them, but it does give them a much more elegant look. Supplies Used: InLinkz.com Other Supplies Needed: Jump Rings and…

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Birthday Card for a Boy

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This birthday card is perfect for a little boy and it’s got some great card making techniques that you can use on any card! The boat image was colored by applying ink to the stamp directly with markers.  (If you’re not sure how to do this, register for my free eCourse: 5 Stamping Techniques Every Card Maker Should Know. ) Using a large circle punch for the main image mimics the smaller circle pattern on the background paper. Finally, this color combination – Real Red, Pacific Point, Old Olive – can be used to create a variety of cards for…

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