What are you celebrating today? Is it a birthday? An anniversary? A new job? A new baby? An upcoming vacation? Or simply that it's Thursday and not Monday? Whatever the reason, do it with joy and spring in your step, just like this happy little fox from the Birthday Memories Suite. Reminiscent ofRichard Scarry's Busytown Books, or the animated characters from Disney, these happy, lighthearted woodland animals will bring a smile to anyone's face, no matter what the occasion.
And can you believe there is very little stamping on this card? The Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper and coordinating Birthday Friends Framelits make for quick work with this lively suite. All I had to do was run the paper through theBig Shot and stamp the sentiment on the banner. That's it! Seriously cute and amazingly quick..
Base: Real Red, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 2: Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, 5 1/4" x 4 "
Layers 3 & 4: Pacific Point and Real Red scraps, 1 1/2" x 4"
and 1" x 4" respectively, and cut with Triple Banner Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White, cut with Oval Stitched Shape Framelits
Layer 6: Shapes cut from Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
***Michelle's tip: A little bit of ink goes a long way! You don't need to saturate your sponge. Simply tap it a few times in the ink pad, and use a gentle "flicking" or brushing motion against the edge of the paper, to give it a nice, defined outline.
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Do you have a happy place? Is it the sea or the mountains? For us, we've found the perfect mixture of both on Vancouver Island. I took the Hubs to explore the Vancouver area last summer. We had a lovely vacation - 3 days in the city, 3 days on the island in Victoria, and 3 days in the mountains at Whistler. It was an amazing holiday - better than Hawaii (and that was amazing) and better than, dare I say it, our trip to Germany. Europe is like a fairy tale and I love it, but the ruggedness and majestic beauty found in the old growth forest and Pacific coastal islands speaks to our souls. When it came time to go back home, I didn't think I'd get the Hubs on the plane. We made a pledge to return as soon as we could.
So, I'm just thrilled to say we've booked a flight back to the BC. This time, we're going to spend a whole week on Vancouver Island. We'll spend a day or two on exploring the east side and visiting a friend who lives there, then head over the mountains to Tofino, on the west coast. We were in BC a exactly a year ago, and all our pictures keep popping up in my Facebook feed. Seeing those and knowing we have a trip coming up at the end of August makes the upcoming heat and humidity of the Southern summer almost bearable.
I created the above card as part of my Creating Success swap. I couldn't wait to share it with you. I took all my swaps that I received last week to a class, and had them out at my BOGO sale on Saturday. Every time someone looked at them, this was their #1 favorite! So exciting!
The card doesn't involve any fancy cuts or folds; in fact, the layers are quite simple. What makes this stand out and different from cards I usually make is that it's almost ALL stamping! Let's take a look...
Base: Crumb Cake, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Pool Party: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 3: Real Red scrap for Adirondack Chair die cut
Layer 4: Whisper White scrap, stamped in Crushed Curry
and die cut with Lemonade die
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(Adorable...sweet...precious...cute as can be. That's what this little cutie from the Birthday Memories Suite is...just too cute for words! She was part of my Creating Success swap this month. Over 80 ladies created simply beautiful cards to share with demonstrators in the US, and around the world. I've been waiting for 3 weeks to share her with you.
The Birthday Memories Suite is one of my favorite suites in the whole new catalog. It's combines bright bold colors with figures reminiscent of days gone by - like the little girl show here. Some say she looks like the old Campbell's Soup girl. What do you think? (Did you notice the sentiment? It's from theCool Treats stamp set - it carried over to the new catalog!)
And I love the stamp set and framelits bundle that go with this suite The framelits actually cut out not only the stamped images, but also the images found on the designer series Birthday Memories paper. You can purchase them separately, or save 10% when you buy the Birthday Delivery bundle.
Card Base: Powder Pink, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Berry burst 5 1/4" x 4", embossed with Oh My Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Layer 2: Fresh Florals designer series paper, 5 1/4" x 2"
Layer 3: Birthday Memories Designer series paper, cut with large Layering Ovals framelit
Banners: scraps of Whisper White and Powder Pink card stock
Ribbons and Embellishments: Powder Pink 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon and Berry Burst Bitty Bow
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I love HGTV's show Fixer Upper..
...and when I saw the Color Theory, Wood Textures, and Textured Embossing Paste in the new Stampin' Up! catalog, that's the first thing that came to mind.
I'm so excited to introduce my 3-part Summer Fixer Upper Series. For three months this summer, we'll be exploring Color Theory, Wood Textures, and getting down-and-dirty "spackling" with Embossing Paste.
The June Class (Wednesday, June 28th) will feature the amazing Color Theory Suite, which showcase not only the amazing paint-chip inspired designer series paper, but also the Colorful Seasons Bundle (stamp set and thinlits). We'll be making 12 cards, all built around the Colorful Seasons of the year.
Here's a sneak peak of this colorful and beautiful suite.
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Sometimes, I surprise myself. I design something that is just "WOW"! This was one of those times. It was all I could do last night not go to go wake the Hubs up and show him!
Not only does the show a completely different way of using the Eastern Palace Suite, it also combines three colors I never thought I'd use together: Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, and the new Lemon Lime Twist. It's really a simple card design. Just a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base with a Whisper White layer of 5 1/4" x 4" . I kept it really simple and chose not to add a sentiment on the outside. This way, it can be used for any occasion.
Truly, this is one of the most versatile suites. Give it a try; I think you'll love it! Click on the photo to visit my store.