Follow Your Heart Farewell Card

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share this card with you that is slightly different from some of my normal cards but it was made with a very specific person in mind and was well received.  I made this card for my sister’s office who needed a card for a staff member who was leaving after working for the company for a number of years.  The person who the card was made for favorite colors are red and black so that is where I started along with a sentiment that seemed appropriate as she was not leaving to retire but for personal reasons.

I utilized Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, and Basic Grey for my card stock and then used the Regals Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks.  I also used 3/16″ brads in basic black and the 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Riding Hood Red.  I used my largest circle punch and largest scallop circle punch as well as the Appothecary Accents Framelits and the coordinating Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack,  This card really is about creating repeating layers of color and shapes as I have the colors repeated in the rectangle layers as well as the round layers in the center.

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This card design would work well for a mascaline card as well and could easily be personalized with simple color changes.  I want to make more cards using this design for my personal card box.  I am trying to keep cards on hand so that I can easily send cards out to people when they need a little pick me up or I just want to let them know I am thinking about them.  Social Media lets us stay connected with what is going on in friends and families lives but I think a hand made card sent through the mail really makes people feel special and cared for.

Jenny

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New Year — New Catalog — New Special

Hello Everyone,

Stampin’ Up has released a new Spring Catalog to accompany their annual catalog.

Spring Catalog

You can now order from this catalog. There are a ton of new items in the catalog. I will be offering product shares and will post those this weekend as well. This catalog definitely has a lot of great stuff that makes it hard to pick just a few things.

January also has a very sweet deal to get you started on some sweet Valentines projects. They are offering a product bundle and a free item with purchase options as well.

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From January 3 through January 21, you will have the opportunity to purchase the exclusive Valentine Treat Bundle. This bundle, created specifically for this special offer, contains the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (English only) and a package of 1″ x 8″ cellophane bags. Additionally, during the My Little Valentine promotion, you will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE-a $7.95 value-when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21! The Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit is a hold over from the 2012 Holiday Catalog only available until February 14, 2013.

Jenny

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Thoughts and Prayers Square Sympathy Card

Hello Everyone,

I have for you today another sympathy card that I have made.  It has seemed like I needed a number of sympathy cards this fall.  I once again went to my Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.  This time I tried a different technique and created a card with the same set I have used before with a very different look.

I stamped the flowers from this set and actually stamped it multiple times to create a group of stamped images in as straight of a line as I could get with this stamp.  I then took my 1″ square punch and punched out the white squares.  I liked using the punch for this step because it allowed me to see exactly what my square would look like once punched.  Cutting the squares would have been more difficult.  I did cut the layers behind the stamped layer they were just squares and were quick to cut strips into the right size squares.  I also added the border using the scallop trim border punch.  My colors were Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, and Wild Wasabi (I think.  It has been awhile and I didn’t take notes on my colors.)  I once again needed the card and didn’t have time to take notes or make me a sample.  I am just glad that I got a picture taken.  You can use what ever colors strike you.  I wanted something that was definitely on the feminine side since this card was not going to a couple but to a twenty-something women.

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Here is my supply list for this project.  All items listed are from Stampin’ Up and include their item numbers.

Stamp Set: Thoughts & Prayers Set Wood (Double-mounted) #113252 — Clear #127805

Ink:  Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad #, Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker, Pretty in Pink Stampin Write Marker (This is for the set that includes all 10 Regals Collection colors these markers are not sold separately),

Card Stock:  Pretty in Pink #, Wild Wasabi #108641, Marina Mist #, Whisper White #

Tools/Accessories:   Scalloped Oval Punch # Large Oval Punch #119855, SNAIL Adhesive #104332, Sticky Strip #104294

I hope you enjoyed seeing this Sympathy Card with a more masculine twist.  I will be posting some more cards soon using this same set.  I have needed several sympathy cards recently.  See you again soon.

Jenny

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Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone,

I thought it would be fitting to just post an assortment of Christmas Cards that I have made this year.  I was pleased that I actually got to make and send out Christmas cards this year.  That was a feat within itself for me.  I have not been very good about sending out Christmas cards for the last couple of years.  I unfortunately did not get a chance to take very good pictures of all the cards we did make and send out.  We utilized different paper and supplies that I wanted to use up in order to make room for some of the great new stuff coming out in the new seasonal spring catalog as well as for sale-a-bration.  So I am just sharing the cards today with very little explanation of supplies or techniques.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing this selection of Christmas cards and that you all have a Merry Christmas.

Jenny

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Masculine Get Well Card

Hello Everyone,

The card I am showing you today is one I made to send to a twenty-something guy who had been in the hospital.  I used my color coach to get me started on my color combination.  I like using the color coach to give me a quick set of colors to pull together when I need a quick start to a project.  I was looking for something that would give me a masculine feel.  I ended up using Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, and Night of Navy.  I at least think these are the colors I used.  I could have used Midnight Muse as the blue.  I am working off of a picture and can’t remember which color I used for sure.  I needed the card and had to make one to fit the occasion.  Several color combinations would work depending on what you or the person you are sending it to might enjoy.  I keep telling myself I am going to make better notes but time seems to get away from me or I get interupted and end up sending the card before I get my notes made.  I also felt like the buttons mounted on the Riding Hood Red card stock pennant strip kept the card masculine rather than adding ribbon.

I have really liked adding this trend of the pennant strip.  It became really easy to do once I learned the trick of using the corner of a square punch to get the pennant look on the end of the strip.  It was a simple trick but one I had not thought of myself.  That is what I love about looking at other people’s blogs is picking up those tricks.  If I don’t think to share those tricks and you wonder how I did something please ask because I don’t always think to explain everything.  I also used baker’s twine in the buttons.  I was told never to leave a button naked.  It helps to finish the card.  I would agree with that advice.  I love the baker’s twine to finish my buttons.  I added some texture to the card using embossing folders and the different layers.  The sentiment I used is from the Word Play stamp set which is also available for a limited time as single stamps.

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Here is my supply list for this project.  All items listed are from Stampin’ Up and include their item numbers.

Stamp Set: Word Play Stamp Set Wood #120308 — Clear #120651 or Single Stamp Word Play: Sick Clear-Mount Stamp #132294 (Only available as single stamp until January 2, 2013.)

Ink:  Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad #126869 or Night of Navy Classic Stampin Pad #126970

Card Stock:  Old Olive #100702, Night of Navy #100867 or Midnight Muse #126843, Riding Hood Red #111348 and Regals Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks #117154

Tools/Accessories:   Designer Frames Folders #123130, Perfect Polka Dots Folder #117335, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, 1″ Square Punch #124094, SNAIL Adhesive #104332, Glue Dots #103683, Anywhere Glue Sticks #104045, Brights Designer Buttons #119747, Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262 and 3/16″ Corner #119871

I hope you enjoyed seeing this masculine get well card.  I made this card for a twenty-something and I think it came out on the trendy side as well as being masculine.

Jenny

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Owl Occasions Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

I am still trying to get my posts more regular.  I will eventually get this all figured out.  I do have lots that I want to share with you all.  I have been busy making cards so I have lots to share I just need to get the posts completed so I can share them with you all.  Stampin’ Up is also doing lots of great stuff and I am trying to keep that information updated as well so be sure and check out the sidebars of my blog site as well for the information on what promotions Stampin’ Up is running.

This card is a fun one.  I needed a birthday card for a girl who was turning 15.  I wanted to use bright colors and cute designs that would appeal to a teenager.  The Owl Occasions set from the Holiday Catalog is a very versatile set that can be used for people of all ages depending on your color choices.  I have several cards made with this set that you will be seeing in the near future.  I also used the Big Shot with the Apothecary Accents Framelits and my 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch to add to the card.  The ribbon is the 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse.  My Color choices are from the 2012-2014 In Color colors.  I find that the in color colors are usually on the hipper side and I tend to use them more when designing for the younger crowd.

Here is my supply list for this project.  All items listed are from Stampin’ Up and include their item numbers.

Stamp Set: Owl Occasions Wood #128000 — Clear #128003 (Holiday Catalog only available until January 2, 2013)

Ink:  Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad #126869 and Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Pad #126858

Card Stock:  Primrose Petals #126851, Midnight Muse #126843, Patio Party DSP #126916

Tools/Accessories:   Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874, 3/8″ Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, SNAIL Adhesive #104332, Sticky Strip #104294

I hope you enjoyed seeing this trendy birthday card.  I had fun working with these bright colors and fun paper designs.  I know that the 15 year old really enjoyed receiving this special one of a kind card made just for her.

Jenny

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Fancy Friends Kit

Hello Everyone,

I hope you exercised your democratic right and voted for someone today.  This is a busy week for me but I want to get back to posting more regularly so I am sharing some of the new great things that Stampin’ Up is offering right now.  They really are getting creative and offering some new things and wanting you as their customers to give them feedback and then see them make changes based on that feed back.  These kits are one of those changes.  What a quick simple card to have on hand to send to a friend.  If you are thinking about trying your hand at stamping this is a great option for you as well.  Everything you need to make some very cute cards all under $20 in one kit.  You can order these kits online at my store anytime.

Jenny

FANCY FRIENDS KIT

Remember the “Pick a Kit” survey from our October 1 Facebook post? The results are in and your “likes” have been heard. Introducing the first viewer’s choice kit (drum roll, please) . . . Fancy Friends!

Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 132319)! If six isn’t enough, add Note Cards to your order (item 107311) – we’ve already included extra rhinestones in the Fancy Friends kit.

To assemble the cards:

  1. Stamp the doily image in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink three times on the card and once on the envelope, re-inking between uses.
  2. Stamp “Friends” in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink on the front of the card.
  3. Adhere the flowers to the card. Adhere Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of the flowers.

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Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads–they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals–a $49.95 value! Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits–INK-redible!
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