Hello Little One

In my monthly card class – Quick & Cute Cards – I try to always have an option for a baby card – with both a blue and a pink option.  I guess maybe I need a neutral option too.  Do people still wait for the surprise to find out at the birth if it is a boy or a girl?  My oldest is 27 years old and we waited until he was born so it was a surprise.  But my two younger ones we knew before they were born that they would be boys.  I wonder what young parents are doing these days.  Anyway I thought I’d share with you the card that I currently have in my card class.

I love the Little Elephant stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  It comes as a bundle with the Elephant Builder punch – that’s a 10% savings! For these baby cards I paired the bundle with the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Baker’s Twine.  You could easily switch the Pool Party and the Petal Pink and use the Soft Sea Foam print that comes in the paper pack for a neutral gender card.  Pair that one with the silver and white Baker’s Twine instead of the colored ones that I used on these cards. 

Supply List

  • #148340 Little Elephant Bundle = stamp set + Elephant Builder Punch
  • #146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
  • #146286 Twinkle Twinkle Card Stock pack
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White Card Stock (I use this for the card base)
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock (I use this for the tag, circle and stamping the elephant
  • #147118 Gray Granite Classic ink
  • #147107 Pool Party Classic ink
  • #147108 Petal Pink Classic ink
  • #146288 Silver & Petal Pink Bakers Twine
  • #147015 Silver & Pool Party Bakers Twine
  • #145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • #143730 Wood Crate Framelits (that’s where the tag is from)
  • #141705 Layering Circles Framelits
  • #143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

This set can be used for more than baby cards.  It has a variety of greetings included – for friendship, thanks, and celebrations.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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Healing Hugs & Tips for your Fine Tip Glue Pen

Today I’m sharing a card that combines the stamp set Healing Hugs from the annual catalog and the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog.  I thought they paired up well together.  The paper is beautiful and has printed vellum sheets that are perfect for layering. The stamp set has some great sentiments for sending well wishes and hugs to those that need some. 

This card uses the printed vellum over a piece of Whisper White card stock.  And I added some of the fine tip glue pen behind the printed leaves and you can’t see it through the vellum.  By the way I have a few tips for you on the Fine Tip Glue Pen – read about them below the card supply list. 

Supply List

  • #146530 Healing Hugs stamp set
  • #148586 Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • #148776 Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon
  • #148782 Frosted Flower Embellishments
  • #147111 Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #138309  Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #131201 Pear Pizzazz card stock

Fine Tip Glue Pen Tips

Here are a few photos that I took of the cap of my Fine Tip Glue pen.  I found that it was full of dried up glue and I needed to get that out.  Then I used hot water to help soften the remaining glue and get the tip cleaned out until the needle would go back inside.  This has helped me get several bottle flowing again.  And if you can’t get the tip clear or the needle is broken or bent what I do is use the top from a new bottle – but don’t open the new bottle keep it sealed.  And just finish the bottle I’ve already started. The Fine Tip glue works well on vellum.

  • The brand new bottle has a seal on it – so take off the top and remove it before use.
  • Keep the needle in the tip when not using.  Which means you have to work with just a small bit at a time and keep sticking the needle back in.  Don’t let it sit open.
  • When you are finished tap the bottle on the table hard to knock down any glue remaining in the tip before closing it up tightly.
  • Check the cap for fried glue – sometimes it isn’t the tip that is clogged but the cap.
  • You can carefully clean the lid in hot water and pull out bits of dried glue – you’ll want to cover the open bottle while doing that.
  • I filled the cap with very hot water and would let it sit and then slide the needle in.  Repeat until I finally got the needle through.  And then filled it and let all the hot water go through the needle to clean it completely.

 

Hopefully these tips will help save some of your fine tip glue pens.  The most important thing is not to let the bottle sit open and let the glue dry inside that fine tip!

This week is Quick & Cute Card Class and this card will be one of the choices that you can make.  Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Know that Today

Know that today a friend is thinking of you.  Isn’t that such a nice thing to say?  You could use it for so many different things.  It happens to be one of the stamps in the Part of My Story Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  And I’ve used it here on this card.

I made these cards as a swap for my January team meeting.  It’s full of some beautiful products that I love but a pretty simple looking card.  I’ve actually used three different Sale-A-Bration products on here – the Part of My Story stamp set for the greeting, the Organdy Ribbon, and the wood butterfly elements.  The Organdy Ribbon has turned out to be the most popular Sale-A-Bration item I think in all of Stampin’ Up! History and quickly sold right through the full supply plus two back up orders!  I’m still hoping that we might be able to get some more near the end of the Sale-A-Bration promotion so I’ll be keeping my eye open and post on my Facebook  page if that happens.  If it does it will sell out quickly again. 

One of the Occasions catalog product that I used was the cute Gingham Designer Paper which comes in five different colors.  And they match all those ribbons in that Organdy Ribbon pack.  You can could switch up the colors for this card and make a rainbow of them.  Another favorite new item I used was the Stitched Rectangle framelits.  I actually cut out a bunch of rectangles for a different card but the neat thing about these dies is they also add stitching on the outside part that creates the frame.  Nobody wants to waste cute frames so they became part of this card.

Supply List

  • #149719 Part of my Story stamp set (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #149711 Butterfly Elements (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #149623 Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #148554 Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • #148551 Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies
  • #115318 Soft Suede Card stock
  • #147115 Soft Suede ink
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #143263 Big shot Die Cutting Machine
  • #103683 Mini Glue Dots

I’ve just returned from a trip to Michigan where I spent the weekend with some of the top demonstrators in the company.  We stamped and listened to several demo’s share their stories and business tips.  There are a ton of notes in my book and I’m excited to bring some new ideas to my team and my business.  If you have ever considered signing up as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator or you have a really long wish list – this is the perfect time to join my team.  You get extra FREE products in your kit AND have the option to add this cute tote bag.  Visit my JOIN page to learn more and be a part of the PAWS team today!

We are growing a lot this year – with 8 new team members in the past month!

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Fun Background Technique

Sometimes when you start playing with the parts and pieces of the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit you just can’t stop.  I ended up with a lot of alternate ideas for the January 2019 kit – Be Mine Valentine.  As you know I like to pair up the kits with the Note Cards & Envelopes because it makes a quick card.  Here is another one that I created for this month.

What you might notice on this card is the background.  Now where did that come from?  It’s easy and you have the supplies that you need right in your monthly Paper Pumpkin box.  It is the blue tissue paper!  I just crumpled it up and dipped it in my ink pad and then tapped it on my note card.  Keep repeating until you get the amount of color that you want.  I used Pool Party ink on this card. 

The other things that I added for this card is the Memento Black ink and then a couple of my Stampin’ Blends markers to color the bird.  The scalloped circle, the heart, the kangaroo, and the stamps are all from the kit.  Let me know if you try this background technique – I’d love to see what you do with it. You can see how I did it by watching my Facebook Live video of alternate ideas from the January Be Mine Valentine kit click ==> HERE.  You can see this project along with my other alternate idea projects.

Supply List

  • Paper Pumpkin Kit January 2019 – Be Mine Valentine
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Memento Black ink
  • Pool Party ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pool Party, Calypso Coral

Did you see the sneak peeks of February’s Paper Pumpkin Kit?  It looks like it is going to be a good one.

Be sure to sign up by February 10th if you want to receive it.  Here are a few clues on what to expect:

  • An all card kit
  • Makes 9 full-sized cards in 3 unique designs (3 of each design)
  • Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Mint Macaron, Fresh Fig
  • Fun, earthy elements – potting soil, succulents, bold, vintage tea cups, letter planters, photographic design

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Just for You with Lovely Foil

I shared one more card in my FB Live video from Jan. 21, 2019 that used the same suite of products as the projects in the Made to Love Class.  You can see the video here.  This card was one of the cards available in my Quick & Cute card class this past week.  It has a glimpse of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets that are available through the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  Don’t miss out on these foild sheets – they have been very popular already and are likely to sell out before we get to the end of March!

One trick on this card was that I mounted all three of the little hearts from the Meant to Be stamp set on one block.  Then I could stamp the whole group at the same time on the Crumb Cake layer of my card.  I just randomly stamped the grouping all over to create this layer.  Next I added the piece of Lovely Lipstick Foil sheet and then a strip of the All My Love Designer Series Paper. 

To finish the card I tied some of the 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White ribbon on my layer before adding it to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The greeting is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and adhered with dimensionals over the ribbon. This card doesn’t have to be for Valentine’s Day even though the colors and hearts suggest that.  

Supply List

  • #148626 Meant to Be stamp set
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series paper
  • #148578 All My Love Card stock pack (use Crumb Cake)
  • #147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147140 Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #144172 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White Ribbon
  • #144108 Mini Dimensionals
  • #149712 Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets (FREE Sale-A-Bration choice)

Here are a few other samples from Stampin’ Up! that use the foil sheets. Place your orders in my online store – order $50 in product to get the foil sheets for free.  Each pack include 4 each of the two colors in 12 x 12 sheets. 

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Tons of Hearts

The last project from the Made with Love class was a Valentine’s Day card featuring the Meant to Be Bundle.  Included in the bundle is the Meant to Be stamp set and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  When you see this set of dies in real life it is a huge difference from seeing them in the catalog – it makes a ton of different hearts.  There are so many possibilities with this die set.  There are a total of 16 different dies including two stitching dies to add stitching to a background or the cut out dies. You are going to want to order this set of dies – just look at the tons of different hearts you can get from it!

If you would like to see all the projects from the Made to Love class watch my FB live video from Jan. 21, 2019.  You can see it here.  Today I’m sharing more details about the Valentine’s Day card.

Happy Valentine’s Day

I used a 4″ square piece of the All My Love Designer Series paper and cut off a 1″ strip to give me two pieces.  One was for the front of the card and one was for the inside of the card.  Adhere both pieces to a layer of Whisper White card stock.  Use the 3″ piece on the top for the front of the card.  Add the 1″ piece (using the opposite side) to the bottom for the inside of the card.  Next on the front layer stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink – I used Happy Valentine’s Day, but there are others in the set that you could use. 

Cut a long piece of Linen Thread – about 36″ – and wrap it around the layer 3 times and tie in a knot.  After that add the Balmy Blue scalloped heart on the Linen Thread before tying a bow.  Then to anchor the bottom of that large heart I added the small scalloped heart (cut from Lovely Lipstick card stock) with mini dimensionals. Be sure to watch my video you will see exactly how I did this.  

Supply List

  • #150587 Meant to Be Bundle = stamp set + Be Mine framelits
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series paper
  • #148578 All My Love Card stock pack (use Crumb Cake & Lovely Lipstick)
  • #147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #146982 Balmy Blue card stock
  • #104199 Linen Thread
  • #144108 Mini Dimensionals
  • #143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

 

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