Sending Love and Hugs to You

Earlier this year, I did an “In Color Week” where I posted a new card each day on my Facebook page that featured one of the 2017-2019 In Colors.  I modified the one I made back then for Fresh Fig for my World Card Making Event and came up with this!  I simply added an extra Lemon Lime Twist layer behind the sentiment, and changed the sentiment as well. I love this sentiment because it can be used for so many different occasions.  It is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, which is one of my favorite new sets from the Annual Catalog!  Don’t forget, during the month of October, I will donate $5 for each Ribbon of Courage Bundle purchased through me to Breast Cancer Research!

Click here for more information regarding the Ribbon of Courage Bundle.

Hope you like this card! Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

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September Customer Thank Yous

These thank you cards were made for my customers who placed an order in September!  They feature the Daisy Delight Bundle, as well as the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  I had originally decided to make them all the same, with Night of Navy cardstock as the middle layer:

Then, at the last minute, I decided to mix it up a bit!  All of the cards are the same with the exception of the color of the middle layer.  For the other four, I used Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Tranquil Tide!

 
Not sure which is my favorite!  This card also has a very simple layout that can be easily adapted for any occasion just by switching up the Designer Series Paper, stamped image, and sentiment!

Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies used to make these cards below:

Mini Pizza Treat Box with Merry Little Christmas DSP

The new Mini Pizza Boxes make it so easy to make and give cute gifts this holiday season!  Just add a pretty piece of Designer Series Paper, some ribbon, a cute tag, and a bow, and you’re good to go!  This one was made using the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, 3/8 inch Black Shimmer Ribbon, and the Merry Little Labels Bundle. The bow on top was made using the Bow Builder Punch.  I simply punched enough pieces to make four full bows, then layered them one on top of the other to make it fuller and rounder.  The center is finished with a Metal Rimmed Pearl.  These boxes are the perfect size for 3 x 3 note cards or tags, but are also food safe, so they can also be filled with yummy treats!

I hope you like my project today!  Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below:

old holiday catalog meets new holiday catalog, DAY 2

Like yesterday’s post, today’s card blends items from both this year’s Holiday Catalog with items from last year’s catalog!  For this card, I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and Pick a Pumpkin Bundle (from this year’s catalog).  It also features a sentiment from the Paisleys & Posies set, which was first introduced in last year’s holiday catalog, and is now available on page 128 of the Annual Catalog!

The Pick a Pumpkin Bundle includes both the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set and the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies.  The stamp set is available in both Clear Mount and Wood Mount.  Of course, both items are available separately, but buying both as a bundle will save you 10% over the price of purchasing them separately!

Colors on this card include Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, and Very Vanilla.

Thanks for checking in today! Please check back tomorrow for another “new meets old” holiday creation!

Nicolle

Last year’s holiday catalog meets this year’s holiday catalog

There’s so much excitement surrounding the Holiday Catalog once it comes out, that it’s easy to forget that there are some great holiday items in the Annual Catalog as well!  This week, I am making a point to use items not only from the new Holiday Catalog, but also items from the Annual one, both holiday and everyday items too!

Today’s card features the Watercolor Christmas stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  This set is available in both clear mount and wood mount.  I love the large, elegant script in all of the sentiments in this set!  I paired the Merriest Christmas Wishes sentiment with the Santa stamp from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set. The Cookie Cutter Christmas set was a huge hit from LAST year’s Holiday Catalog, and is now available in the Annual Catalog! Both images were stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  The sentiment was framed and cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits, and the Santa image was colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  The background papers are from the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and the holly and berries accent is from the Carols of Christmas Bundle.

Thanks for checking in today!  Please check back tomorrow for another project featuring items both “old” and “new”!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below:

3 x 3 Painted Harvest Mini Note Card Set

I LOVE mini note cards!  Mini note cards are the perfect size to place in lunches, coworkers’ mailboxes, or for use as gift tags! This set was made using the Painted Harvest Bundle, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, and both the Ribbon of Courage and So Many Shells stamp sets. I love sunflowers, and this set makes it easy to make stunning sunflowers in any color combination you choose.  For these cards, I stuck with traditional yellow, but I’ve seen some made with red, orange, and even some non-traditional greens, blues, and more that are just gorgeous!

These cards measure 3 x 3 inches, and are the perfect size to fit inside the new Mini Pizza Boxes. These cute little boxes measure 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 1 inches, and can be used for card sets/tags, but are also food safe, so they can be used for yummy treats as well!  This finished set contains the three cards, as well as three Whisper White 3 x 3 Envelopes (envelopes not shown).  This set would make a cute gift for someone special!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

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a little love bird on a coffee break!

Coffee Break Designer Series paper was used to make this very NON-coffee themed card!  While many of the designs in the paper are definitely coffee themed, many are generic, and can be used for any kind of card!  This card features two of the designs in Soft Sky and Garden Green.  I watercolored some Pear Pizzazz behind the paper, and used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits for the “love”.  The cute little bird is from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits, and the “You” on the banner piece is from the Wood Words stamp set. Hope you like it!

You can find all of the supplies used to make this card below:

Taking inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Sometimes, the best place to look for inspiration is the Stampin’ Up! catalog!  Not only do the catalogs beautifully showcase all of the great products that Stampin’ Up! sells, but there are also loads of full color samples throughout to show many ways the products can be used!  The card in this post was inspired by a sample on page 36 of the Holiday Catalog.  I loved the sample as it is shown in the catalog, but wanted to change it up and make it with the more traditional Christmas colors of red and green. (Or in this case, Real Red and Garden Green!)

Here is the original card as it is shown in the catalog:

I really love the layout and design of this card, so I wanted to keep my final version as close to the original as possible.  I simply substituted a different paper and greeting, and added some extra sequins for a little more bling!  For my version, I used paper from the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and an alternate greeting from the Cheers to the Year stamp set (which is the same set that was used on the sample in the catalog). I kept the large snowflake background, which was made with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, as well as the Silver Mini Sequin Trim.  The extra sequins I added are from the Metallics Sequins Assortment.  I’m very pleased with how it came out!

You can find all of the supplies used to make this card below:

Pick Your Potion Halloween Card

Halloween cards are so much fun to make!  This one was features Spooky Night Designer Series Paper and the Festive Phrases stamp set.  This great stamp set includes four large stamps for multiple holidays including Halloween, Christmas, and even Valentine’s Day!  It would definitely make a great addition to your holiday stamp collection!

Other items featured on this card include Layering Circles Framelits and 3/8 Inch Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon. Colors are Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla!

You can find all of the supplies used to make this card below:

mini gift box made with the envelope punch board

This itty, bitty gift box was made using the Envelope Punch Board!  I never would have thought to use that board to make a BOX, but it was super easy, and you can adjust the size of the paper and score lines to make all different sizes!  This one is 2-3/8 x 2-3/8 x 1-3/8 inches in size, and is the absolute perfect size for party favors.  While I am not set up to do videos of my own just yet, there are many, many videos already out there that you can watch to learn how to do this if you’d like to make your own. Simply Google “Gift Box with Envelope Punch Board” and a bunch of different videos will pop up. You can easily make these for any occasion, simply by changing the paper!

To make this particular box, I started with a 6 x 6 inch square of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. I used the Envelope Punch Board to punch and score at both 2 and 4 inches all the way around the square.  Once that was done, I rounded all the corners using the reverse punch, which can be found right at the top of the board.  I then folded the paper on all of the score lines. There are a couple of places that you need to cut with scissors in order to fold the box correctly (this is where a video definitely helps!) Once the score lines were folded, I applied some Fast Fuse adhesive to keep the box together. Before closing it up, I put in a few Hershey Kisses, and then just folded the top flaps down and added a bit of adhesive to keep it closed. I wanted to keep the top of this box flat in order to wrap the ribbon around and use the mini bow on top, but there are many other ways to finish them instead. For instance, in the video I watched, small holes were punched in each flap that had ribbon threaded through. The ribbon was then tied a bow. Definitely check out Pinterest and/or Google for lots of examples of how these little boxes can be finished, and what they can be used for!

Other items used to finish this box include the Leaf Punch, Wood Words Bundle (for the sentiment and tag), and Silver Mini Sequin Trim.

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