Eat, Play, Love, Stamp!

Several months ago I joined a Facebook Group that features amazing projects that are easy to create and put your own spin on AND I’ll be teaching this fun folio in January, but you have to order the products now!

Although I’m a dog mom, this paper is two sided and could easily be made for a cat lover.

Your workshop is free with the following purchase from my webpage. (your choice of stamp set, Best Friends Furever Coordinating Cardstock, Best Friends Furever Paper Packet with Sticker Sheet.

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Best Friends Furever Coordinating Cardstock
Best Friends Furever Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet

This special is only available thru the end of December or while supplies last so get yours orders today. When I get notification that you have placed your order you will receive an invitation to come to this exclusive workshop.

This or That

My co-worker has a birthday tomorrow and I decided to stamp her a set of monogrammed cards. The flourishing frame and an assortment of the letters are still available in the online only section of my webpage here. This section includes items that are not pictured in a current catalog or special, but that are still available at retail price. Many of the products in this section will be items left over from a recently retired catalog or special, and they may only be available in limited quantities. Other items will be kept available for a longer time to support specific product or program needs. Look for the “Low Quantity” flag to identify items that will be running out soon.

I had fun playing with the color combinations from the Every Little Thing Paper Packet. I love the soft wash watercolor look that is featured in this paper. I also love that our paper is two sided and you can get such a different look just by flipping it over. I also flipped the letter and frame colors. Do you have a preference? You can leave me a comment with Wisteria C or Julep C and we’ll see which one wins. I wonder if you’ll like the one that I like.

Wild & Punny

What do you do when the Close to My Heart Seasonal Expressions 2 is getting ready to retire. You make sure that everyone has checked, double checked and triple checked the list to get their favorite items and then you start creating with your favorite items.

One of my favorite stamp sets was Wild & Punny. This sassy stamp set was full of cute animals, wild puns & also had thin cuts to match.

I picked five of my favorite patterns from Make It From Your Heart Vol 4 and decided to feature some retiring papers and one of each of the animals.

I really had fun making this set of cards and although I will miss the papers & Colors these stamps are so versatile you’re sure to see them around for a long time.

Do you have a favorite? I’m a little partial to the flamingo & the cow. If you haven’t purchased this set yet you can click here to be directed to my webpage and get it added to your shopping cart.

Featured in the Coop

If you were at Cards in the Coop this month you already know that I’m super excited to introduce a new monthly special that I think you’re going to love!

I’m calling it Featured in the Coop – this is a special offered directly by me as an incentive when you purchase a specific stamp set each month.  You’ll see me use the stamp set in various projects throughout the month and when you add it to your order (or purchase it directly from my business page) you’ll receive a kit to recreate two featured cards.

During the month of September, Boutique-Card Making item #C1726 is my Featured In the Coop stamp set.  This set of 13 is such an inspirational set and has some fun decorative stamps as well.

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These are the cards that you’ll be able to make using the card kits you’ll receive from me.

You will need the following supplies to complete these cards as shown:

  • Card Bases

One 6×6 Can Do Wonders

One Sheet Wonders have been around for a long time.  You can find a healthy dose of them on Pinterest, but when I saw this pattern designed by a Canadian Consultant I knew I needed to purchase it – the fact that it worked out to only be $2.37 with the exchange rate was a bonus!

That’s right…all these cards came from one 6X6 piece of patterned paper.  I actually could have got 5 out of the pattern, but I was using a sampler that had a hole punched in the corner – I’m happy with my 4 cards though.

These papers are from the new Boutique line and the Stamp set is from the Workshops Your Way Hugs for You Cardmaking Kit.  These card kits are an amazing value you get everything to make 12 cards (6 each of two designs) including an exclusive stamp set.  You can find the card kit here on my website.  If you’re not sure about having 6 cards all alike I’m offering a Card Kit Club – we meet quarterly and you can find that information on my Facebook Page under events.

Highlight Reel – July SOTM

Every once in a while a Stamp of the Month comes around and I wonder “what in the world am I going to do with that” I mean really?  July’s Stamp of the Month, Highlight Reel, seemed perfect for scrapbooking, but making a card?!

So after sitting at staring at it surrounded by talented friends in the Craft Coop and kind of talking it through I got to work.

Today I’m sharing the collection of cards that I received through my Stamp of the Month Swap.  8 cards of inspiration and very valid reasons to purchase July’s Stamp of the Month.

One Pattern Four Ways

It’s no secret I’m crazy in love with the Make It From Your Heart pattern books and Volume 4 is no exception.  I reach for these books every time I need a little inspiration and a good pattern!

When you use one of the patterns you can simply rotate it 90 degrees in either direction and come up with a total of 4 magnificent patterns!

Each of my cards is made with the same pattern and papers from the Beautiful Friendship but they all have such a different look.

I appreciate you stopping by – I hope you’ll consider trying one of the Make It From Your Heart patterns on your next card making adventure.

 

Scraps, Scraps, Scraps!

The You Are More cardmaking workshop was so much fun to put together (ok cutting the little squares not so much) but the rest of it was well worth it and look at the scraps I have left over to create with.

That’s right – after creating 12 cards (6 each of 2 designs) I have enough scraps left over to complete some additional projects and there are embellishments left too!

If you are new to card making I’d suggest picking up one of our workshop kits to assemble.  There are four great choices in the Seasonal Expression.  You can also find the kits online here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure your subscribed to my blog so that you don’t miss what I make with these scraps!

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Falling For You

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Last week I mentioned that you could use the PML (Picture My Life) cards for so much more than just pocket scrapbooking.  Not only are they perfect for traditional scrapbooking, but they make great focal points on your cards.

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Just by adding some B&T papers, banners, ribbon, twine a few bronze sequins you can transform the PML cards into some beautiful cards.  Although I used all the Falling For You PML cards as focus points on these cards you can cut them down and use them in whatever pattern you’d like.  I’ll post some additional ideas for using them later this week.

Remember to experiment with your papers and put every last square inch to use.  I appreciate you taking the time to stop by today, I hope you’ll tell me what your favorite paper pack and PML card set is and how you used them.

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There’s a New Gang in Town

Close to My Heart released a brand new stamp set for Operation Smile on August 1st…Punny Pals has already earned a permanent home on my desk for lots of card making fun.

This set of thirteen animals and their 23 punny sentiments are cute enough on their own, but Close to My Heart’s $7 donation to Operation Smile for the sale of every stamp set makes it sweeter.

There is an entire section on my webpage dedicated to Operation Smile where your purchase will include a donation to a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the World.

Punny Pals would make a terrific gift for anyone on your list – whether they are a card maker or just wanted to add a little smile to the outside of an envelope.  Pair Punny Pals with our Stamping Starter Kit and you have a great Back to School Gift for your child’s teacher.  When you place your order you can also “round up” with a donation to Operation Smile.  Won’t you join me in supporting this cause.

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