Easter Lamb Flap Fold Card

Well, I tried to get this post done in time to participate in my upline’s “Team Stamp It Easter Blog Hop”, but unfortunately time just got away from me. ūüė¶ So, i’ll have to just enjoy the posts that they share!

Ever since I saw this tutorial by Julie Davidson for Splitcoaststampers, I have been wanting to try this fun fold out. This is what I came up with:

Easter Lamb 1

Easter Lamb 2

Easter Lamb 3

I followed her instructions to create the base of the card, then I used the largest scalloped circle from the Circles Collection Framelits to create the curved scalloped edge. I colored the lamb with the Signo white gel pen to make it’s wool stand out against the dark background of the Crumb Cake cardstock. Of course I just HAD to incorporate some of the Blushing Bride glimmer paper too, so I used the petite petals punch to punch a flower out that is popped up with a dimensional to tuck the flap behind and hold it in place.

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Paper Players “Balloon” Challenge – PP283

This week over at The Paper Players blog, the challenge was to create a CAS project showcasing balloons. This is what I came up with:

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The curvy side of the card was freehand cut, and I put a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock on the inside of the card to give it some contrast. A few of the balloons were popped up using dimensionals, and finally I added a touch of the Wink of Stella clear pen to highlight the balloons and the stars.

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Paper Pumpkin Valentine

Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber yet? If not, you are missing out! Each month, Stampin’ Up! will mail you a box full of goodies to create a project. The projects range from cards, to treat holders, to banners, to frames and even a desk calendar! They include adhesive, a stampin’ ink dot in a coordinating color and all the embellishments you need to create that month’s project. If you love to craft but are short on time and/or ideas, then you should give Paper Pumpkin a try! Right now, Stampin’ Up! is offering a 3 month subscription for only $55! That’s makes the monthly cost discounted from $19.95/month to $18.33/month AND you will get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! If you are interested in signing up for Paper Pumpkin, visit my store!


With January’s Paper Pumpkin kit (pictured below), I decided to change it up a bit from the banner and cookie/treat holders and create a Valentine’s Day card!


Here is the card I made. The only additional items I used that were not included in the kit, is the background designer series paper from the Love Blossoms dsp stack in the Occassions Catalog, and the Watermelon Wonder heart I punched out. I think it turned out so cute!

Paper Pumpkin Valentine


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Valentine’s Day

For my most recent workshop we created a Valentine’s Day card, a birthday card and a mini desk calendar. As always during my creative process, there are a few cards that don’t “make the cut” for whatever reason (too difficult, uses too much of a particular resource, takes too long, etc.). Here are a few of the Valentine’s Day cards that didn’t make the cut for the class, but are certainly good enough to give to my family and friends for the upcoming holiday!

See-through heart

To make this one, I used the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit to cut the negative space out of the card base. Then I cut a heart out of the Blushing Bride glimmer paper and inserted it into the negative space. To create some stability and anchor it down, I placed a piece of acetate behind the cut-out and used glue dots to adhere it. I love the “window” element to this card!

V-day Love

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TGIF January Monthly Remix Challenge Card

I was looking for inspiration tonight so I wandered over to the TGIF Challenges Blog and found their January monthly remix challenge. The monthly remix challenge requires participants to combine two or more challenges featured that month and create a mashup.

I¬†chose to use the sketch challenge (TGIFC37)and the Valentine’s Day challenge (TGIFC39)

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There’s also a little bit of the color challenge in there (TGIFC36) – although it’s missing the silver element.

Here is my card!


Love Knows No Distance Watercolor

To make the background, first I used the Hearts and Stars Decorative mask to sponge versamark stars on my watercolor paper, then I heat embossed it with gold emboss powder. I took my aqua painter and gave the paper a quick wash to get it wet. I squished ink into the lid from the Night of Navy and Blackberry Bliss ink pads and used my aqua painter to pick up color and lay it down over the gold stars until I got the look I was going for.  Finally I stamped and adhered the sentiment to the card using a dimensional.

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